01. Do I Wanna Know ?

Have you got colour in your cheeks?
Do you ever get the fear that you can’t shift the type that sticks around like something in your teeth?
Are there some aces up your sleeve?
Have you no idea that you’re in deep?
I dreamt about you nearly every night this week
How many secrets can you keep?
‘Cause there’s this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat
Until I fall asleep
Spilling drinks on my settee

Do I wanna know if this feeling flows both ways?
Sad to see you go
Was sort of hoping that you’d stay
Baby we both know
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawlin’ back to you
Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few
‘Cause I always do
Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I’ve thought it through
Crawlin’ back to you

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart’s still open
And if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I’m sorry to interrupt
It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp
Of trying to kiss you
I don’t know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together if you wanted to

Crawlin’ back to you
Too busy being yours to fall
Ever thought of calling darling?
Do you want me crawling back to you?

02. R U Mine ?

I’m a puppet on a string, Tracy Island
Time traveling diamond cutter shaped heartaches
That’s come to find you, 4 in some velvet morning – years too late
She’s a silver lining, lone ranger riding
Through an open space in my mind
When she’s not right there beside me

I go crazy ’cause here isn’t where I want to be
And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
And I can’t help myself

All I want to hear her say is “Are you mine?”

I guess what I’m trying to say is
I need the deep end
Keep imagining meeting
Wished away entire lifetimes

Unfair we’re not somewhere misbehaving for days
Great escape
Lost track of time and space
She’s a silver lining climbing on my desire

And the thrill of the chase moves in mysterious ways
So in case I’m mistaken I just want to hear you say
“You got me, baby are you mine?”

R U mine tomorrow
Or just mine tonight?

03. One For The Road

From the bottom of your heart
The relegation zone
I saw this coming from the start
The shake, rattle and roll
The cracks in black out blinds cast patterns on the ceiling but you’re feeling fine
I thought it was dark outside, I thought it was dark outside

So we all go back to yours and you sit and talk to me on the floor
There’s no need to show me round baby, I feel like I’ve been here before
I’ve been wondering whether later, when you tell everyone to go, will you pour me one for the road?

I knew this would be on the cards
I knew you wouldn’t fold
I saw this coming from the start
The shake, rattle and roll

The mixture hits you hard
Don’t get that sinking feeling, don’t fall apart
Some out of tune guitar
Soundtrack to disaster

04. Arabella

Arabella’s got some interstellagator skin boots
And a helter skelter around her little finger and I ride it endlessly
She’s got a Barbarella silver swimsuit
And when she needs to shelter from reality she takes a dip in my daydreams

My days end best when this sunset gets itself behind that little lady sitting on the passenger side
It’s much less picturesque without her catching the light
The horizon tries but it’s just not as kind on the eyes

As Arabella
As Arabella
Just might have tapped into your mind and soul
You can’t be sure

Arabella’s got a 70s head
But she’s a modern lover
It’s an exploration she’s made of outer space
And her lips are like the galaxy’s edge
And a kiss the color of a constellation falling into place

That’s magic in a cheetah print coat
Just a slip underneath it I hope
Asking if I can have one of those
Organic cigarettes that she smokes
Wraps her lips round the Mexican Coke
Makes you wish that you were the bottle
Takes a sip of your soul and it sounds like…

05. I Want It All

Blind faith
Mind games
My sweet fireball
My sweet rigmarole
I want it all

Old dogs
New tricks
Can you feel it?
Space age country girl
Stone cold miracle
I want it all

And then suddenly it hit me it’s a year ago
Since I drank miniature whiskey and we shared your coke
Ain’t it just like you to kiss me and then hit the road
Leave me listening to The Stones
2000 Light Years From Home

06. N°1 Party Anthem

So you’re on the prowl wondering whether she left already or not
Leather jacket, collar popped like antenna, never knowing when to stop
Sunglasses indoors par for the course, lights in the floors and sweat on the walls
Cages and poles

Call off the search for your soul or put it on hold again
She’s having a sly indoor smoke
And she calls the folks who run this her oldest friends
Sipping her drink and laughing at imaginary jokes as all the signals are sent
Her eyes invite you to approach and it seems as though those lumps in your throat that you just swallowed have got you going

Come on, come on, come on
Number one party anthem

She’s a certified mind blower knowing full well that I don’t
I may suggest that there’s somewhere from which I might know her just to get the ball to roll
Drunken monologues, confused because
It’s not like I’m falling in love I just want you to do me no good
And you look like you could

Come on, come on, come on before the moment’s gone
Number one party anthem

The look of love
The rush of blood
The “she’s with me”
The Gallic shrug
The shutterbugs
The camera plus
The black and white and the colour dodge
The good time girls
The cubicles
The house of fun
The number one party anthem

07. Mad Sounds

Mad sounds in your ears make you feel alright
They’ll bring you back to life
Mad sounds in your ears make you get up and dance
They make you get up
Yeah they make you get up

Love buckles under the strain of those wild nights
Run but you cannot hide

Mad sounds in you ears they make you get up and dance
They make you get up all night long they reappear
They make you get up and dance
Yeah they make you get up

Suppose you’ve got to do what you got to do
We just weren’t feeling how we wanted to
You sit and try sometimes but you just can’t figure out what went wrong
Then out of nowhere somebody comes and hits you with an ooh la la la la

You got those mad sounds in your ears to make you get up and dance
Mad sounds in your ears they make you get up and dance

08. Fireside

I can’t explain but I want to try
There’s this image of you and I
And it goes dancing by in the morning and in the night time

There’s all these secrets that I can’t keep
Like in my heart there’s that hotel suite and you lived there so long, it’s kinda strange now you’re gone

I’m not sure if I should show you what I’ve found
Has it gone for good?
Or is it coming back around?
Isn’t it hard to make up your mind?
When you’re losing and your fuse is fireside

There’s all those places we used to go
And I suspect you already know
But that place on memory lane you liked still looks the same but something about it’s changed

And I thought I was yours forever
Maybe I was mistaken but I just cannot manage to make it through the day without thinking of you lately

09. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High ?

The mirror’s image tells me it’s home time
But I’m not finished ’cause you’re not by my side
And as I arrived I thought I saw you leaving carrying your shoes
Decided that once again I was just dreaming of bumping into you

And now it’s three in the morning and I’m trying to change your mind
Left you multiple missed calls and to my message you reply
“Why’d you only call me when you’re high?”
“Hi, why’d you only call me when you’re high?”

Somewhere darker talking the same shite
I need a partner, well “Are you out tonight?”
It’s harder and harder to get you to listen more I get through the gears
Incapable of making alright decisions and having bad ideas

And I can’t see you here, wonder where I might
Sort of feels like I am running out of time
I haven’t found all I was hoping to find
You said you “Gotta be up in the morning gonna have an early night”
And “You’re starting to bore me baby, why’d you only call me when you’re high?”

“Why’d you only ever phone me when you’re high?”

10. Snap Out Of It

What’s been happening in your world?
What have you been up to?
I heard that you fell in love
Or near enough
I got to tell you the truth…

I want to grab both your shoulders and shake baby
Snap out of it
I get the feeling I left it too late, but baby
Snap out of it
If that watch don’t continue to swing or the fat lady fancies having a sing
I’ll be here waiting ever so patiently for you to
Snap out of it

Forever isn’t for everyone
Is forever for you?
It sounds like settling down or giving up
But it don’t sound much like you girl

Under a spell you’re hypnotized
Darling how could you be so blind?

11. Knee Socks

You got the lights on in the afternoon
And the nights are drawn out long
And you’re kissing to cut through the gloom
With a cough drop coloured tongue
And you were sitting in the corner with the coats all piled high
And I thought you might be mine
In a small world on an exceptionally rainy Tuesday night
In the right place and time

When the zeros line up on the 24 hour clock
When you know who’s calling even though the number is blocked
When you walked around your house wearing my sky blue Lacoste
And your knee socks

Well you cured my January blues
Yeah you made it all alright
I got a feeling I might have lit the very fuse
That you were trying not to light
You were a stranger in my phone book I was acting like I knew
‘Cause I had nothing to lose
When the winter is in full swing and your dreams just aren’t coming true
Ain’t it funny what you’ll do

The late afternoon
The ghost in your room that you always thought didn’t approve of you knocking boots
Never stopped you letting me get hold of the sweet spot by the scruff of your
Knee socks

You and me could have been a team
Each had a half of a king and queen seat
Like the beginning of Mean Streets
You could Be My Baby

(All the zeros lined up but the number’s blocked when you’ve come undone)

12. I Wanna Be Yours

I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
Breathing in your dust
I wanna be your Ford Cortina
I won’t ever rust
If you like your coffee hot
Let me be your coffee pot
You call the shots babe
I just wanna be yours

Secrets that I have held in my heart are harder to hide than I thought
Maybe I just wanna be yours
I wanna be yours

Let me be your ‘leccy meter and I’ll never run out
And let me be the portable heater that you’ll get cold without

I wanna be your setting lotion, hold your hair in deep devotion
(How deep?)
I’ll be at least as deep as the Pacific Ocean
I wanna be yours