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Down With Your Soul

I’m on a mountain on top of the world
You’re in the valley deep down below
I’ve been out walking, exploring this world
While you’re sitting on your backside at home

My, my, my
You’ve gotta go, go, go
Or I, I, I
Am going down with your soul

Always knew you would pull me from the lows
And I hoped we could fly sky high
Thought you and I would be friends for life
But somehow my happiness you despite

My, my, my
You’ve gotta go, go, go
Or I, I, I
Am going down with your soul

All the voices in your head are much too loud for my call
And I’ve thrown all I have into the depths of your endless black hole
You’ve gotta try and help yourself or what we give, it means nothing at all
It means nothing at all

You gotta go
Or I’m going down with your soul

My, my, my
You’ve gotta go, go, go
Or I, I, I
Am going down with your soul

Enough

Can’t stop now, you’re rolling
Where art thou, what’s this about
You’ve taken all your plans
Closed both of your hands
Now you’ll take yourself out

The thing is, I know you’re more
Than a violent eating disorder
When’s enough enough my love

Old self doubt, you’re choking
You’d turn yourself round if you knew how
But you’ve found your new direction
Through mirrors and reflections
And you’ll purge what you let down

The thing is, I know you’re more
Than a violent eating disorder
When’s enough enough my love

No purging will bring you back to where you wanna be

The thing is, I know you’re more
Than a violent eating disorder
Yeah, we all know you’re so much more
Than a violent eating disorder

The Finish Line

They raise you from your cradle
They point you to the light
They say listen and learn, hold all you can fit inside
Cos you’re up against Mother Nature
And all of human kind
The sooner you make the jump
You can race to the finish line

No don’t waste your time
You better start the climb
Don’t just stand at the bottom of this mountain
Head straight for the finish line

So I carved my way through the masses
I jumped aboard a hollow train
On my hot pursuit for the end of the game
And in my hands I hold nothing
Cos I’m on the fly, I’m always on this chase
In my rushed, tenacious drive, coming from behind, heading straight for first place

No don’t waste your time
You better start the climb
Don’t just stand at the bottom of this mountain
Head straight for the finish line

Success if a fleeting myth
You can’t hold it steady in hand
It’s just like greed we all want more than we can ever have
And you’ll find you’re forever running
With no time to be satisfied
All the while we’ll all wind up at that finish line
All the while we’ll all wind up at the same line…

No don’t waste your time
You better start the climb
Don’t just stand at the bottom of this mountain
Head straight for the finish line

Freezing Time

20 years have past, the two of us, we’re hangin’ out like mates
Standing on the ocean’s edge, casting out our lines of hopeful bait
In this wet and wild, watching all the world go by,
I don’t think they’ll bite tonight, but you’re making bets and say they might
And I still try

If I could I’d freeze time
And treasure moments so fortunate and fine
With this love I’ll change the tides
And I will try

In this silent night I’m sucking all your wisdom out of mind
Hoping I can learn to be one of your kind
I’m as proud of you as you are of me

If I could I’d freeze time
And treasure moments so fortunate and fine
With this love I’ll change the tides
And I will try

20 years have past, the two of us, we’re hangin’ out like mates
Even though this ain’t one of your most intelligent moments,
I can find a reason to stay
I’ll stay

If I could I’d freeze time
And treasure moments so fortunate and fine
With this faith I’ll chase the sky
And I will try
I will…

Frequently

I box you up like you’re disease
I spend these days walking free
You’re mother-in-law’s dropped your box off up at home
And she wants you to go

So easily
And wants you to show
Something I do so
So frequently

I’m beating pounds, I’m hit for 6
Waiting up all night to process this
I’m wailing up the back, the cat’s jumped off my lap
And he wants you to go

So easily
And wants you to show
Something I do so
So frequently

Wasting time waiting for my appetite
Wasting time waiting for your appetite

I want you to go
So easily
I want you to show
Something I do so
So frequently

Hero in Me

When I was 4 years old, I ran around the yard
In a red cape, a blue suit, I was Superman at heart
Saving all the dolls from the evil world
They were my Lois, they were my pretty girls

There’s a hero deep inside of me

At 8 years of age, cops and robbers was the game
I ran around the schoolyard putting all the bad boys in the gaol
A soldier, a warrior, could always impress
I was fighting the good fight to find my princess

There’s a hero deep inside of me
Be my lady, and your hero I’ll be

Sweet 16, no it wasn’t so sweet
I realised that the girls were looking at the boys and not me
Romeo, won’t you go, I just want to hold their hands
To keep them safe from harm, but the girls had other plans

There’s a hero deep inside of me
Be my lady, and your hero I’ll be

Suddenly she comes for me; she pulls me to her light
She wraps her arms around me, now she keeps me by her side
She calms my troubled waters; she’s keeping me at bay
Oh how she’s saving me from my every day

There’s my lady saving me
Be my lady, the hero I need

Hide

All this water falling softly from the sky
All this city’s people, going to tuck themselves inside
Warm your hands, warm your hearts, entwine
I think I’ll take the time to talk with my mind

I think I might just hide

All this glory bursting from this city’s seams
All this colour and opportunity right here in my reach
But I think I’ll stay inside, watch this city fly on by
This weary heart has got a lot to learn about chasing dimes

I think I might just hide
There’s no one to mind if I hide

Hindsight

Well I don’t quite know what to do
Since the day we broke apart
We made plans to make a family
I thought that it would last
You know how we say you’re the love of my life
You’re the one, my soul mate, the apple of my eye
Maybe God was laughing
Saying boy they sure aren’t right

All this time the poet’s right
Love is blind in hindsight

Now I wonder just how long I would have stayed
Jumping through hoops and changing my name
Hoping to be the best I could be
Is not enough to win the game
Now I’m looking on back through photographs
Letters and songs trigger flashbacks
I cannot be fooled by this push and pull
Gotta get myself on track

Cos all this time the poet’s right
Love is blind in hindsight

Time takes time
Take it in your stride
Oh how we tried
But it just ain’t right

All this time the poet’s right
Love is blind in hindsight

Learn

You and I, we broke up last night
There’s nothing left to feel
I’m kicking old habits
Like something of strength is in me

Do you think I could learn
Do you think I could burn all my past
But learn

You and I we have yet to meet
And I still feel the sting
But I’m refocused
Like something of life is waiting

Do you think I could learn
Do you think I could burn all my past
But learn

You’re just a thought
Waiting to fall

Do you think I could learn
Do you think I could burn all my past
And love

Not Into You

You’re alive, gotta pull yourself together
But you never thought
You’d fall apart, not a chance in heaven
There’ll be tears, I’m sure
Cos she wants to talk

Sunshine, I know you’ve got plans
She can’t see them through
Sweetheart, in all your romance
She’s looking for a new tune
She’s not into you

Bread-and-butter man, she’s out to use
You don’t get to choose, you ain’t got a clue
She’s out there wasting your breath
Your air
And she loves to talk

Sunshine, I know you’ve got plans
She can’t see them through
Sweetheart, in all your romance
She’s looking for a new tune
She’s not into you

Sunshine, gotta pull yourself together
I can’t fight your fights
Sunshine, gotta pull yourself together
I can’t live your life

Sunshine, I know you’ve got plans
She can’t see them through
Sweetheart, in all your romance
She’s looking for a new tune
She’s not into you