Lyrics – Into Your Head

ALL THESE DAYS
Come out with your hands up, The place is surrounded,
You’re all over the papers, And programmes have been interrupted.

The scene in the hallway, I first saw on the subway,
I suppose you prefer it, Doing these things
In comfort, In comfort, In comfort.

All theses days, All these days,
Breathe deeply now, And hope that it’s not water,
That fills up your lungs.

There’s always the back door,Creep away while they’re sleeping,
It’s a dubious honour, Doing these things,
In comfort, In comfort, In comfort.

Chorus

Take the first thing that comes into your head,
Put it where it can’t ever be found.

Go back to your cars now, There’s nothing to see here,
Take the rest of the day off, To do your things,
In comfort, In comfort, In comfort.

Chorus

BETTER
Would you meet me half way, If I came to you and said,
I’d like to be someone else today,
Would you take me by the hand, Kiss me where I stand,
And tell me that you’d have me anyway.

Would you put me in your car, Take me off so far,
That we won’t make it back to here tonight,
Will you hold my spinning head, Reassure me I’m not dead,
It’s just the moon making everything white.

Tell me that you’ll help me, Tell me that you’ll help me,
Help me ‘til I’m feeling better, Help me ‘til we’re all much better.

If they come to put me down, In the middle of the town,
Would you run through the crowds screaming my name,
Would you leap to my defence, Ignore my lack of common sense,
Even if I tell you it’s just a game.

CHORUS

If I fall into the fire, When they call me a bloody liar,
Will you come through the smoke without a mask,
Will you believe my words, Even when they’re muddled and slurred,
Offer to do anything I ask.

Tell me that you’ll help me, Tell me that you’ll help me,
Help me to keep walking, Help me to keep breathing,
Help me ‘til I’m feeling better, Help me ‘til we’re all much better.

SAID
She blew smoke in my face as she said goodbye,
Though goodbye maybe makes it sound cleaner than it was,
And her eyes maybe made her look meaner than she was.

She took hold of my arm like a cricket bat,
And said never would suit her fine for seeing me next,
Although we both knew exactly what that meant.

Though she said she’d give it up,
She couldn’t lie straight in a bed tied right down,
So I tied myself to her instead,
And the things she said.

I braced myself when she stormed in,
For her words could make me lose the will to live,
And her words were all that she was willing to give.

CHORUS

Those looks won’t last forever,
Nor can all my regrets.

She had tears in her eyes when I said goodbye,
So I offered her my handkerchief and left,
Telling her I would be forever in her debt.

CHORUS

She couldn’t lie straight in a bed tied right down,
So I tied myself to her instead,
And the things she said, And the things she said,
And the things she said , And the things she said.

HAUNTED
I’m haunted by the ghost of her old lover, Although he left her years ago,
I’m haunted by the ghost of her dead mother, Although I would not tell her so.

I’m haunted by the smells of my former girlfriend, And by the way she’d lay me down,
I’m haunted by those things that now mean nothing, I’m haunted by my old hometown.

If nothing feels the same by now, Perhaps it’s time that you moved on,
If no-one hears you coming round, Then maybe you’ve already gone.

I’m wounded by the time we spend together, Because she never lets me breathe,
I’m wounded now and will be soon forever, Because I know she wants to leave.

If nothing feels the same right now, Perhaps it’s time that you moved on,
If no-one hears you coming around, Then maybe you’ve already gone.

I’m haunted by the ghost of her old lover, Although she left me years ago,
I’m haunted by the things that she took from me, Although it’s too late to tell her so.

STRANGE
I noticed her change ‘bout a week before the clocks, Her interest went with the hour,
And all my words she treated with disdain, The first hint of it turning sour.

She started to flinch ever further from my touch, The night the fireworks went up,
And my attempts to bridge the space between us, Failed before the last had dropped,
Last firework had dropped.

Isn’t it strange how the winter makes us change?
Forces us to turn in on ourselves,
Isn’t it strange how we let things go away?

I passed the church as I made my way home, The evening they lit up the tree,
While in our room she was spreading Christmas cheer, And none of it was saved for me,
No seasonal goodwill for me.

CHORUS

She moved her stuff to a mews flat near the town, The first week of the year it snowed,
She called me up to say that he was there, When I was barely up the Dunkeld Road.

CHORUS x2

BIRDS
All the birds are dead, All the books are torn,
Seems unlikely that I’ll find my friend here,
Ushered as she has been from her home.

The tyre tracks are gone, But all the plants are trodden on,
I’m not sure but I think they’ve been round here,
Telling her she’s better off alone.

Ah ah ah ah, Ah…
I’m going to stick to my story, See the world come round,
I’m going to watch them all come right around.

All the roads are blocked,
And nobody is outside much past ten o’clock,
Wish I’d not let myself be distracted,
Waiting as they were to take their chance…

Chorus

What news from the south?
I hear they’re all living down there hand to mouth,
It seems likely that they’ll be up here soon,
Edging us all – edging us all out…

Chorus

EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD OUTSIDE’S ALRIGHT
Feel in the fullness of time, All the things that you’ve dismissed,
Sending their sparks to your mind, Like all those lips you have kissed,
Anonymously in the dark.

Lie with your face to the ground, Letting the dew soak your cheek,
Smile for the friends you have found, Coming to you in your sleep,
For a little while.

Ah ah, No-one needs to see your face tonight,
Ah ah, To tell you everything in the world outside’s – alright.

Find in the voices you hear, Something to help the nights pass,
Or choose a malt whisky and beer, Put on your favourite mask,
The one that helps you speak to anyone, Without them knowing,
That it’s you.

Ah ah, No-one needs to see your face tonight,
Ah ah, No-one needs to ,read your palm tonight,
To tell you everything in the world outside’s – alright.

INSTRUMENTAL

No-one needs to see your face tonight,
And no-one needs to read your palm tonight,
To tell you everything in the world outside’s, Alright.

(LIKE A QUEEN) HANG ON
Hang on, Hang on, Hang on now,
Hang on, Hang on, Hang on now.

Time is doing something to me, Go away and just leave me be.
It’s all coming good,
I’ll treat you like a queen, Just follow in my slipstream.

Come down, Come down, Come down to me now
Turn on, Hold on, Hang on now.

Looking in from a different room, Like we’re singing another tune.
It’s all coming good, I knew that it would,
I’ll treat you like a queen, Just follow in my slipstream.

Listen in for a while and hear.
It’s all coming good, I knew that it would.
I’ll treat you like a queen, Just follow in my slipstream.
Treat you like a, Treat you like a…just like a queen.

LET ME IN
Bad news comes, Seems we’ve all been falling to the ground,
And someone, Is standing ‘round trying to take advantage,
How empty, It can feel when no-one sees it quite right,
How foolish you feel, After telling all your secrets naked in the night.

Let me in and I will save you from depression,
Let me in and I will steer you from your death,
Let me in and I will give you all I brought here,
Let me in and I will give you my last breath.

Oh night-time, That is when you feel most alone,
All night long, One eye on the door and one ear on the phone,
So tired, I could go to bed and stay there for a week,
But I’ll stay awake, Help you out you don’t have to speak.

CHORUS

Don’t you worry I’ve just forty miles to go,
I’ll be there within the hour if I miss the snow,
So stay up please and we’ll talk when I get back,
I can show you that things aren’t quite so bad.

So hard here, When the days can take you by surprise,
But my tears, Find a smile as they warm up my eyes,
Our big hope, Tomorrow just a little better than today,
Come the sun, To keep alive the thought that it just may.

CHORUS

Let me in and I will give you my last breath,
Let me in and I will give you – my last breath.

DONE
You only loved me for your own sake, You only loved me when I asked,
You only loved me on your good days, You only loved me ‘cause you knew,
That it would pass.

You only touched me when they watched us, Or when you thought he might come home,
But how was I supposed to argue, I know pretty girls cannot ever be wrong.

And just like the stranger’s kiss, All the things you think you miss,
Never feel as good when they come,
Try too hard to justify, All the anger pain and lies,
Learn to walk away when you’re done,
When you’re done, Just learn to walk away, Yeah.

You used to hate it when I talked back, You used to hate it when I’d shout,
But now the only thing you hate is me, Looking back guess I was lucky,
To make it out.

And just like the stranger’s kiss, All the things you think you miss,
Never feel as good when they come,
Try too hard to justify, All the anger and the lies,
Learn to walk away when you’re done,
When you’re done, Just learn to walk away,
Yeah deh deh deh deh deh deh.

You saw me touch her in the car park, You heard I took her down a close,
And now you blame me for all your bad days, I always said you had to try,
To make the most of this strange situation,
Make the most of those crazy times, Make the most of everything I gave to you,
Make the most of what could have been yours, When you were mine,
When You Were Mine.

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