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Across the Nullarbor

You got dressed and you left
Sold your possessions on the web
Cos we don’t need many things
When all the baggage is in our head

I wondered what you saw
In the girl across the Nullarbor
But she took your heart and your hand
And she stole you across this great wide land

But you know I’m gonna reach you there
You know I’m gonna find you out
And I’ll pull your heart right out of that town
You know I’m gonna reach you there
And I’ll woo your heart
And we’ll dance from shore to shore
Back across the Nullarbor

Seems there’s nothing in between
Just the stretch of the desert and one lonely tree
But in all our history
It’s got us hanging on that one fine string

But you know I’m gonna reach you there
You know I’m gonna find you out
And I’ll pull your heart right out of that town
You know I’m gonna reach you there
And I’ll woo your heart
And we’ll dance from shore to shore
Back across the Nullarbor

So I set upon my way
And I’m tripping over stones and the epiphany it came
When I came across the man amidst the dust and he said to me
“You know… you’ve gotta go home.”
“You know,” don’t I know you’ll say no

You know I thought I’d reach you there
You know I never had a doubt
I thought I’d pull your heart right out of that town
But even if I met you there
I couldn’t win your heart
Gotta turn myself around…
Back across the Nullarbor

Adelaide

Let’s move to Adelaide and start again
We’ll take on one by one and make friends
There might be one man who claims we’re a little wild
But it’ll pass in time

So darling, let’s spend our lives in some place in which we like
I’m aching to know about the free you

Tales have told me things are pretty quiet
And it’s my every desire
Where you and I will fly
You and I will fly

So darling, let’s spend our lives in some place in which we like
I’m aching to know about the free you

When times are tough
You are I are there
I cannot pretend to feel
I cannot pretend
Not here

Darling, how was I supposed to favour those times outside of stable
I can’t

So darling, let’s spend our lives in some place in which we like
I’m aching to know about the free you

Big Bad World

TV screens are nipping at your ears
Planting seeds and imagery, telling you what to fear
Cos it’s just around your corner, it’s just around your street
If you don’t shut the gates they’ll be nipping at your feet

So we put up walls, and we put up bars
The extra-ordinary ain’t quite so far
Cos it’s just around your corner, it’s just around your street
If you don’t lock the doors they’ll be nipping at your feet

I know that I am skin and bones
And I know my time will come and go
But I don’t believe this big bad world will follow you where you go
But if it’s tapping at your door
Ask it to come back no more

Kids these days can’t go outside to play
There’s too many predators to shake up their day
So we lock ourselves inside while the criminals run free
We’re imprisoned in our minds by what we think we see

But I know that I am skin and bones
And I know my time will come and go
But I don’t believe this big bad world will follow you where you go
But if it’s tapping at your door
Ask it to come back no more

It’s a big bad world, a big bad world outside
You don’t wanna be, you don’t wanna be going outside
It’s a big bad world, a big bad world outside
But do you wanna be, do you wanna be locked in side?

But I know that I am skin and bones
And I know my time will come and go
But I don’t believe this big bad world will follow you where you go
But if it’s tapping at your door
Ask it to come back no more

Buzz

How are things goin’ round this time?
I know the last words I said, they weren’t too nice
I’ve been hammering at work
With maintenance and meetings, most without feeling
But I, I still hurt
I still hurt

I was wondering if you would meet me here for coffee
I’m sorry, is it too soon?
Or are you already gone?

Lookin’ back it’s hard to say just what I’d change
But you and I were far from the same
And it’s hard to be angry
When it’s clear to see, there’s just no chemistry
But I, I still buzz
I still buzz

I was wondering if you would meet me here for coffee
I’m sorry, is it too soon?
Or are you already gone?

Chasing Stars

Sometimes I wish a little too much
You know I’m caught in my dreams, I can never get enough
I know I try to climb a little too high
Won’t let myself stop till I’m touching the sky

Cos if I’m not chasing stars, I’m living in the past
I’ve gotta find myself a way to be glad for this fine day
If I’m not chasing stars, I’m wishing my life away

Sometimes I think a little too hard
I love stirring up the pot, churning up my past
And I still see pictures and memories
Oh how they haunt me, it’s no surprise this body don’t sleep

If I’m not chasing stars, I’m living in the past
I’ve gotta find myself a way to be glad for this fine day
If I’m not chasing stars, I’m wishing my life away

Some wise words were whispered in my ear
“You won’t be happy there, if you’re not happy here”
We’re in the now
Right now…

If I’m not chasing stars, I’m living in the past
I’ve gotta find myself a way to be glad for this fine day
If I’m not chasing stars, I’m wishing my life away

You know I’m wishing my life away

Chest of Drawers

By the time you get this I’ll be coming back from space
With all the colours in my eyes, the bullet under my behind telling me I need to pick up pace
And you and her, and him and them, they’ll be questioning
“Where is it that you have been?” We need your reasoning
But I’m the vault and the chase

I don’t know where it is my heart leads
I don’t know what it is that love means
All the scars they left me with a key
To an empty chest of drawers

So I’ll be standing there with both arms out in the air, pretending I can fly
All the world down below, watching me go up in smoke, thinking I’m all the more wise
And you and her, and him and them, they’ll be tempting me,
On an education spin in philosophy
You bring me down from the skies

I don’t know where it is my heart leads
I don’t know what it is that love means
All the scars they left me with a key
To an empty chest of drawers

In good time I’ll be standing still
Afraid to try, up against my will
Although you inspire, you kill the thrill
Cos you’re the ball and the chain
You’re the ball and the chain
Cos you’re the ball…

I don’t know where it is my heart leads
I don’t know what it is that love means
All the scars they left me with a key
To an empty chest of drawers

Come & Go

Saturday afternoon in café and I’m all alone, just where I wanna be
And I sit in a room with a great ocean view and I write to someone who might care to read
I think about all the strings back at home; the more that come, just wanna cut and run
But I will be faithful, you know I’m won

This soul’s got a whole lotta seeking to do before it goes
This mind’s got a whole lotta thinking to do before it knows
I hope you can see that I need to come and go just as I please

It’s not like I don’t like your attention, and I sure do love your smile
But it’s not like I don’t have a plan
We can’t sit around all day watching dreams float by, to some other place
But I will be faithful you know I am

This soul’s got a whole lotta seeking to do before it goes
This mind’s got a whole lotta thinking to do before it knows
I hope you can see that I need to come and go just as I please

I hope you can see that I need to come and go
And I hope you’d agree that you need to come and go
Just as you please

Saturday afternoon in café and I’m all alone, just where I wanna be

Comfort Zone

This room: it’s paper, it’s musty clothes.
The house: it’s routines, it’s habits and codes
I wanna know, is this all that we’ll know
This road, it twists and it buckles back home
To a town that’s got a lot to say for its downs
I wanna know, is this all we’ll ever know

Come Monday morning
This town that I’m born in
Will learn to see the back of me
It’s not that I’m leaving
Cos you’ve been displeasing
But no
I’m uncomfortable in my comfort zone

This life, we’ve got one, we’ve got just the one life
It ain’t bad, but something just ain’t quite right
I wanna know, is there any more to know

Come Monday morning
This town that I’m born in
Will learn to see the back of me
It’s not that I’m leaving
Cos you’ve been displeasing
But no
I’m uncomfortable in my comfort zone

Get out, get out of the shadows and stride
Fear is the brakes on this ride
It’s the chain on my kite
It’s the cage round my mind
I wanna know

Come Monday morning
This town that I’m born in
Will learn to see the back of me
It’s not that I’m leaving
Cos you’ve been displeasing
But no
I’m uncomfortable in my comfort zone

Don’t Mind

I must admit I was afraid to step outside your door today
Forgive me my love if my hand suddenly slips away
Cos there’s all of these people with predator eyes
Watching the girl wrapped around my waist line

But I don’t know why they mind
And I don’t know why I mind…
…that they mind

So I’ll go home to face the music, face the scene
Cos they’ll all be wondering why
The questions with answers no one wants to hear
Let’s turn, turn a blind eye
But the neighbours all saw her bike in my lawn, they’ll say,
“It’s not like you, I don’t understand is it true,”

But I don’t know why they mind
And I don’t know why I mind…
…that they mind

Darling let’s slip away, let’s take a break from all who criticise
You and I can find a quiet place to escape, we can drop our disguise
And you and I will be fine
You and I, we’ll be fine

But I don’t know why they mind
No, I don’t know why they mind
I don’t know why I mind
But we don’t have to mind…
…that they mind