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released August 17, 2013

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Track Name: There Is No Time
Was down by the docks, sea-mist was swirling in
Our breaths sending out smoke signals in the cold night air
And I'm standing still, I'm feeling shaky and slim
She speaks of opportunity, says "Everyone has a price"
And I ask about chances missed and ask
"Will they ever come, will they?"

She said "Love can be oceans away, it can be in your backyard"
"Love can leave you hungry and thin
Or it can hide on a mountain road"
There is no time that is not right
A day is a day is a night etc and you can conjour up
And live your wildest dreams or sleep with the light on
There is no time

There is no time that is not right
Track Name: Big Blow
There's a big sea running, waves break all over the wall
I watch the seagulls hang-gliding, facing into a northerly squall
And I button up my coat, tread the wooden steps down to the shore
I shout into the wind, take your letter and read it once more

These kind of times, battle elements and find
It's a big blow when you can't decide
This type of scene that you've walked through in your dreams
It's a big blow every way you turn
Big blow

I live by the waterfront, I watch the tugs go back and forth
They're taking out the line, container ship arrives from up north
I'm thinking of your words, trying to read between the lines
As I jump down to the beach the sands whips into my eyes
Track Name: Arm And A Leg
Hold on, I'm not finished ... I've got a lot more talking to do
Come and go like a stray animal
Come and go (you've got me worried)
You've lost your way and your indecision is costing everyone

Hang your hat on the nearest handle
Lay your head on a railway line
What's it to be? Calm or scandal? Or run to me in the nick of time?
You've lost your way and your indecision is costing everyone
Track Name: Venusia
All crazed out, with nowhere to go
You're down by the jetty wearing your travelling clothes
And it's such a pity that that little bit of wisdom passed over your head
And those words in the kitchen ... I never meant all I said

For a moment we were strangers but that didn't last
Humbled by your desire, taken back by your glance
Was I tempted by fate? Or you at the bedroom door?
As the sky turns to night I see you sparkle once more

Ah, Venusia waits for me
Shines like a diamond on the dark blue sea

Was I tempted by fate? Or you at the bedroom door?
When the sky turns to night (as the saying goes)
Will you sparkle once more?

You're wearing the same clothes and you're stealing again
And if I was thief then the same goes for me, in the end ...
Track Name: Don't Wait Up
26 years (or maybe it's 7?) ... the time rolls fast and I haven't even sent you a call
Well I meant to write you a card today
But my memory lapsed when I thought how I used to say
"Don't wait up for me"

You lived your life through bedroom schemes, travel catalogues and magazines
As you sit in your silence and stare through the smoke haze
Don't wait up for me

So you spent 3 years with an ice-cream man
Knows nothing of love or the glorious plans that wait
And you watch from your car as the world slips by
Still fantasizing going to America
Don't wait up for me

'Cause you won't see me much in your town
No more whispered phone calls in dressing gowns in the dead of the night when you're out of love and lonely
Don't wait up for me
Track Name: Like A Child
Hang around like a child, pester me night and day
Get into my brain like a virus or a migraine
Settle down in me like a rock into the sea
Or the end into a story
Where are you when I need you?

Say what's on your mind
You don't mean to leave me hanging I know
But you can't and I can't find the right words on this telephone
Speak to me - this is everything I've ever known
And everything I've wanted
Where are you when I need you?

This everything I've never known
Where are you when I need you?
Track Name: Lesson Learned
See me as I am and I am as you see me
A time ago this would not have been me
A time ago when strangers met
And met again before a lesson learned

I thought the way was set
That roads ran straight and corners turned
You laid a bet that I'd get my fingers burned
You knew I had to learn
I had to hurt again before a lesson learned

You knew me well, we've talked a thousand times but still
Times have changed and we talk but our lives have re-arranged
Track Name: Shadow
I was walking through the valley of lonely hearts
When I looked up and saw your name carved in rock
There was a hot wind blowing from the desert beyond
I was looking for proof and evidence
Some kind of sign that would keep me going on

You're not lost forever
If you've thought of no-one else, then I want you

You were living in the shadow of someone else's heart
Staying up late at night trying to get back to the start
You said it was like making love on bits of broken glass
And you would say "This is not the time or place"
And that "Love is just a hazard to your health"

You could say so - there's nothing here, like always
Except the perfect truce, to take away with you
Track Name: Heart Of The Matter
Your life is a battle. That's what you told me
No beauty unfolds there, your senses are empty
You stand in a valley, the sides are of stone
The riverbed is empty and you are alone

However it seems, somebody here knows different
Somebody's found the truth here
The heart of the matter

Doesn't matter what you hear, or what you see in the end
From the lips of a stranger, in the eyes of a friend
The hills will keep rolling, the moon will shine on
And you'll be left holding the ashes of your soul
Track Name: Driving
Heard you were driving, heard you were driving off
Well I wouldn’t if I were ... if I were you
They say there’s a storm up on the desert road
Pretty foul weather closing in

Blacktop melts in 33 degrees
The tape machine plays 'The Ghost In You'
Is that a weird cloud shape? Or a UFO?
Pretty strange weather closing in

Driving … heard you were driving

Heard you were driving, open quarterlight
Wind sheer lightning was never as calm
They say there’s a storm up on the desert road
Pretty strange weather closing in
Track Name: Favours
So you finally made your decision, born from under the table
Though I don't claim to have your vision I hope (for your sake) it's the right one
Now you're on your own and not too sure you want to be

So you call up a heart politician and ask for one little favour
She sends you overeas on a mission, sentences you to hard labour
Now you're unattached and not too sure you want to be
You want to cut the cord, you want it all but don't ask for favours
When it hurts you to ask for anything
And it hurts you to leave behind everything

You think it's an easy slide? It's all uphill from here
This is nothing (it's just the start)
Don't ask for favours

And it hurts you to ask for anything
And it hurts you to leave behind everything
Track Name: Oasis
So I woke up lying in an oasis, I was not thinking straight
You were there, asleep on a pillow, light shone on your face
The sun was climbing high in the blue desert sky

So I stood up, looked around the oasis (I was searching for clues)
There was no sign of life, nothing here moving
Just something to lose
I walked to the waterhole, cupped my hand for a drink
You awoke so serious, I didn't have time to think

I could stay to the end and not be lonely here

So I woke up lying in an oasis, I was probably free
You were there - out in the distance, so hard to see
The sun was climbing high into the blue desert sky
And the wind it blew so serious, I couldn't see why
Track Name: Fool
Always seem to come to you
Always seem to

What a fool am I to start what should never have been started
What a fool am I to think that you would be broken-hearted
Better pray for me 'cause a fool and his tongue are never parted

Instant glory's got a lot to do with it
Instant glory

What a fool am I to think that you would be broken-hearted
What a fool was I to start what should never have been started
Better pray for me 'cause a fool and his tongue are never parted

In the movies, always get away with it
Same old story
Track Name: Matter Of Days
You know what they say (go under, go under)
In a matter of days (go under, go under)

Stop swallowing that

Your smile makes me sigh (go under, go under)
Hello, then goodbye (go under, go under)

You know that it’s true (go under, go under)
In a matter of days (go under, go under)

In a matter of days …
Track Name: No Ordinary Day
I hear the stories that you tell, I know them so well
When love's the last thing on your mind

And in the end it's all the same ... I cry for you
Your pale face looks so strange

It's no ordinary day
I'd like to fall into no ordinary time
I'd like to fall ...

Here in the corner of my mind I wait for you
To discover I am blind, I'm blind

I hear the stories that you tell
I watched as you fell
Track Name: Everywhere And Nowhere
Up on the wall and down to the dusty floor below
I see that you've been making plans
Sighing, denying, re-arranging furniture
Are you coming through? Are you still coming through?
And all these stories here that I've been told
Stories from this grieving chair must be true

Down through the hall onto the patio beyond
I see the deckchairs have been stacked
And the table's been folded, stowed away for another year
Are you coming through? Are you still coming through?
And all the stories here that I've been told
Stories from this grieving chair must be true

You're everywhere and nowhere, sometimes out in space
An unguided missile in the air
You're everywhere and nowhere, lost without a trace
I can't follow you anymore

Your honesty - it jabs me like a pointed stick
If only I knew your secrets too
I'd be everywhere and nowhere too
Track Name: For Love
Say something special, say something special now
Don't think it over, just find the words somehow

Might take a minute, even an hour or more
Sometimes a lifetime to find what you're looking for

It's love ... the things we do for love

I knew there was something, I knew there was something more
The stars and the ocean are full of this thing we call ... love

It's love ... oh, the things we do for love

Say something special (special for love)
Do something special for love

For love ... all the things we'll do for love
Say something special for love
Track Name: Contrary
You say "Yes"; you mean "No"
You say "Stop"; you mean "Go"
You say "Fast"; you really mean "Slow"
You ask "Why?" when you know
You say "Goodbye ..."

You laugh when you should cry
You fall when you should fly
You give up when you really should try
You ask, when you know why
You say "Goodbye ..."

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