Holidays On Ice
The Luxury Of Wasted Space

So Easy

It’s so easy to forget
how you made a mess of it.
You didn’t want it all the bad
you set fire to what you had.
It’s so easy.

You figured what the fuck
didn’t you baby.
You had it all worked out
what to wear, how it would be so easy.

So easy to pretend
that it would never happen again.
So Easy

You held all the cards   
didn’t you baby.
You took it all for a ride
sitting pretty, making it look so easy.

 

Bottle

Happy kinda.
This is meant to be a song of joy for you.
Motorcycles, wind up toys
cowboy hats and polaroids.
This is meant to be a song of joy for you.
This is meant to be a song of joy for you.

Lost your bottle, couldn’t think of what to say
lost your bottle, that’s ok.
Lost your bottle, couldn’t think of what to say
lost your bottle,
oh oh.

Happy kinda.

 

Faces in a Passing Car    

I carry my friends around with me
not that my shoulders are so wide.
More in the things they say and see
I am the sum of everyone.
I am a concertina doll
like the books and records on the wall.
Some are dark and some are light
some are here and some are gone.
Faces in a passing car,
faces in a passing car.

You said I was talking in my sleep
right on through the night.
They’re all there in my dreams
like a midnight choir.
I can hear them in my ear
like a radio.
Some are loud and clear
some are awful quiet
some are here and some are gone.
Faces in a passing car,
faces in a passing car.

I carry my friends, carry my friends around with me.

 

Falling Up

You show me, how it could
whenever I tumble in turmoil, you catch me.
Ooh, I want to be that for you.

I’m falling up above the ground.
I’m in the trees when you’re around.

Keep me connected like a kite.
Reel me into you every night.
Ooh, I want to be that for you.

I’m falling up above the ground.
I’m in the trees when you’re around
the world looks so much better.

You show me how it could be.

I’m falling up, I’m in the clouds.
I’m with the birds when you’re around
the world looks so much better.

I’m falling up above the ground.
I’m in the trees when you’re around
the world looks so much better.

 

Broken   
                     
There’s a hole in this and a crack in that.
Some of the pages are torn and stuck together.

When it all seems broken, maybe it always was.
When it all seems broken, maybe it always was
it’s just the way it feels today.

When the colours run, faded in the sun
and nothing is how you remember.

When it all seems broken, maybe it always was.
When it all seems broken, maybe it always was
it’s just the way it feels today.

When it comes undone
and the voices whisper run,
run run baby run.

When the lines are crossed, rhyme and reason lost.
The wheels spin but nothing is turning.

When it all seems broken, maybe it always was.
When it all seems broken, maybe it always was
it’s just the way it feels today.
Maybe it always was.

 

Dog With Wings

Dog with wings

Dog with wings

He’s on fly
He’s on fly.

 

Sonnet For a Fool

Music sounds better when I watch you dance.
I’m not sure what to do with hands.
God looks after fools I should know.

Much as I try, much as I try, I will stumble.
If I could fly, if I could fly, surely I would.
God looks after fools I should know.

 

Sing a Song

Sing a song, full of minor chords
some people say minor chords are sad.
I don’t really mind.

Got a lot of love, got a lot of love for you.
Want to give you what I can.
Give you what and then some.
Come along, come along and see.

Tossed around deep inside the belly of a whale.
Is this the measure of a man ?
What I mean is, never mind.
Come along, come along and see.

So take a walk around, we’re sure you’ll love the place.
There’s room to find yourself.
We hope you’ll stay a while.

Come along, come along and see.
Sing a song, sing a song with me.

 

Frying Pan’s Theology

Snowflakes are falling gentle and slow.
Youngster says, "Frying Pan,
What makes it snow?"

Frying Pan confident makes the reply,
"Shake 'im big flour bag
up in the sky".

"What when there's miles of it surely you brag.
Who is there strong enough
to shake such a bag?"

"What parson tellin' you, Ole Mr Dodd,
Tell you in Sunday School
Big pfeller God.

Him drive 'im bullock dray, then thunder go;
Him shake 'im flour bag–
Tumble down snow".

 

The Long Way Around

The Long Way Around
The Long Way Around.
Take the Long Way Around
Take the Long Way Around.

Holidays On Ice
Pillage Before Plunder

 Great Big Old World

Bones by the road in the sun
that’s what we are, what we are.
And all these mistakes we have made
will wash away, wash away.

Great big old world, great big old world
and it doesn’t stop for anyone.

Broke like a spoke in a wheel
what goes around comes around.
And all we think is so real
is it ever there, is it ever there.

Great big old world, great big old world
and it doesn’t stop for anyone.

Someone said, watch your head
you could loose it round here.
Someone said.

Bones by the road in the sun
that’s what we are, what we are.
Burning up like a star
here and gone, here and gone.

Great big old world, great big old world
and it doesn’t stop for anyone.

 

Fortune

She wraps her arms around you
comes on like a friend.
You love her cause she’s beautiful
and she promises you everything.

I don’t want to let her get too close to me
I don’t want to let her get a hold of me.

She sits on a bubble
she only wears one shoe.
Flicks a finger in your eye
smiles and scatters you.

I don’t want to let her get too close to me
I don’t want to let her get a hold of me.

There’s nothing that she doesn’t dare
nothing she won’t do.
There’s nothing that she doesn’t dare
nothing she won’t do.

She has my number
and I know she’ll use it one day soon.
Snap me like a rubber band
send me sailing to the moon.

I don’t want to let her get too close to me
I don’t want to let her get a hold of me
I don’t want to let her get the better of me.

There’s nothing that she doesn’t dare
nothing she won’t do.
There’s nothing that she doesn’t dare
nothing she won’t do.

 

Dust Bunnies

I’ve got a pocket full of dust bunnies
my imagination is hard to please.
Walking barefoot on a cold stone floor
remember when I saw you last and what you wore.

Living in a snow dome town
shake it up and turn it all upside down.
It’s pretty I confess
I keep an eye on your stars out of habit I guess.

I don’t pretend to know why,
how what or where it all begins and ends
It begins and ends.

There’s a movie running through my head
what we could’ve would’ve should’ve said.
Every empire returns to sand
Napoleon and Caesar walking hand in hand.

I don’t pretend to know why
how what or where it all begins and ends
It begins and ends.

 

No Roses Grow on a Sailor’s Grave

What is going on round here?
The sea is high
tonight.
I hope this boat
won’t let me down,
I think about you all the time.
No roses grow on a sailor’s grave.

Land ahoy! a part of me
wants to turn around.
I’d loose the tattoos if I could
only settle down.
No roses grow on a sailor’s grave.

We could be strong
and I want to come along with you.
But if you just want to spin the wheel
to keep me hanging on
I may as well be gone.

I’m just riding out the storm
40,000 leagues away.
I’d carry your books
carry your anchor
just to see you smile again.
No roses grow on a sailor’s grave.

 

Out of the Mud

I’m cutting the strings one by one.
I’m letting go I’m slowly coming undone.
I've opened the gates,
welcomed the flood.
I’m making a lover out of the mud.

No master to please no need for the whip.
No reason to hide away, I’ve jumped the ship.
Bread for your body,
wine for your blood.
I’m making a lover out of the mud.

I’m taking my time about it,
no need to rush about it.

I lay you a while out in the sun.
A little touch here and there I’m nearly done.
That’s all I have, I hope it’s enough.
I’m making a lover out of the mud.

 

Eat a Peach 

I eat a peach
at the foot of your grave,
Monsieur Gainsbourg.
And it drips down like honey
on you in the afterworld.

Le temps de l’amour
j’suis d’accord
c’est maintenant ou jamais.
Aujord’hui nous sommes ici vivant
qui sait, qui sait      
demain.  

Je bois du vin  
a votre vie  
je chante une chanson pour vous.
Heure d’aller
la fin du jour 
le soleil a disparu.

 

Where It Starts

Tried it all
I’ve been big and small
and everything fits
but I don’t want just this there’s more
to the story
a hotel floor
alot goes on
in every room but the ending’s not for

Here now
right here right now
right here right now
is where it starts.

And it’s not gone
no never for long
no shock to the plot
no tongue twister a puzzle it’s not.
Put here to scare you
to derail your train
take a step I dare you
make a bet on the farm and win the game.

Here now
right here right now
right here right now
is where it starts.

 

Dog House

I get so lonely
out here on my own
I get so lonely baby
can I come back home?

Let me out of the dog house baby
set me free.
Let me out of the dog house baby
throw me the key.

Maybe I went too far
maybe I just didn’t think
and maybe maybe maybe baby
all these maybes lead me to drink.

Let me out of the dog house baby
set me free.
Let me out of the dog house baby
throw me the key.

Streets are empty
my pockets are too
and no matter which road I take
all of them are leading to you.

Let me out of the dog house baby
set me free.
Let me out of the dog house baby
throw me the key.

 

Holidays OnIce
Playing Boyfriends & Girlfriends

Sailor Girl 

Sailor girl is all at sea, she says, 
I‘m looking for something real, something to set me free.
What will it be, what will it be ?'

Sailor girl is up and down, she says,
‘I need an anchor to keep me in this town.
What will it be, what will it be ?'

Captain, my captain, what do you do when your dreams are sinking.
What do you hold on to?.
Captain, my captain, what do you say when the boat is leaking.
What do you hold on to ?
What do you hold on to ?

Sailor girl gives in and sighs, she says,
‘Is my head in the clouds, are there stars in my eyes
What will it be, what will it be ?'

Captain, my captain, what do you do when your dreams are sinking.
What do you hold on to?.
Captain, my captain, what do you say when the boat is leaking.
What do you hold on to ?
What do you hold on to ?

 

Get Up and Fall Down 

The man with the voices in his head said ‘be quiet, please be quiet’.
There’s mayhem in the attic
can you hear it there’s a riot. there’s a riot.

And I see you and me in him
like puppets on a string, we dance and fall down,
we laugh and fall down,
get up and fall down.

He knows that life is just a hoop you have to jump through,
you have to jump through.
Still he wonders as the whip comes down
does he have to, does he have to ?

And I see you and me in him
like puppets on a string, we dance and fall down,
we laugh and fall down,
get up and fall down.

The man with a pocket full of stones
stood beside the running river.
He wishes he could just let go and enjoy the show
but he’s so tied up, he’s so tied up.

And I see you and me in him
like puppets on a string, we dance and fall down,
we laugh and fall down,
get up and fall down.
get up and fall down.
get up and fall down.

 

Love is a Fashion 

Love is a fashion
love is a war
love is a hairdo
love is a see-saw
love is a circus
love is a train yeh.

It comes and goes, comes and goes.
It comes and goes, comes and goes.

Love is a crush
love is a queen
love is a popstar
love is a dream
love is a speedy motorcycle yeh.

It comes and goes, comes and goes.
It comes and goes, comes and goes.

Love is a flower
love is a bee
love is a lapse of rhyme and reason.
love is an arrow right on target .

It comes and goes, comes and goes.
It comes and goes, comes and goes.

 

Good Day 

Woke up late again, didn’t make the bed.
Friend of mine came by, sun was in the sky, no reason to complain.

Sat there for a while, that’s what I do best.
Read a little more Bukowski, ordinary madness is surely everywhere.

Nothing broken or loss, it’s been a good day.
Nothing broken or loss, it’s been a good day.

Kicking out the jams, habits die hard.
We can only try, occasionally we fly, have you got somewhere to land ?

I don’t want to think too hard about it. 
I don’t want to think too hard about it.

Nothing broken or loss, it’s been a good day.
Nothing broken or loss, it’s been a good day.
Nothing broken or loss, it’s been a good day.

 

Fingers Crossed

Everyday is a hurricane in the china shop.
Looking down but seeing up.

Everyday everest is small from a cloud above.
A highwire act, no net below.

Fingers crossed, we find the ladders, skip on past the snakes
to the places we have what it takes.

Everyday it washes up at our feet again.
Just as sure as a fridge will buzz

Fingers crossed, we find the ladders, skip on past the snakes
to the places we have what it takes.

 

Diamond in the Mine 

She’s a diamond in the mine.
She’s a beautiful scar.
If we could travel I think we’d go far.

She’s a circus girl.
She’s a shepherds delight.
I couldn’t love her anymore tonight.

All’s well in my tree, I’m not looking down.
When I fall will she catch me, is she with me now?

She’s a mardi gras.
She’s a house of fun.
It’s awful quiet when she’s gone.

All’s well in my tree, I’m not looking down.
When I fall will she catch me, is she with me now?

 

Here Comes Your Ride 

Goodbye beautiful it’s time, the daisies are trampled, it's such a crime.
You looked so far ahead and left so much behind.
Here comes your ride 

I want to remember how we were in those days of gold when we shone like stars.
We were bright, we were bold.
Here comes your ride   

Surely we will laugh again, it’s too soon now, you’re all around me.
I waited so long, guess i’ll be here a little longer.
Here comes your ride