Originally Released: October 2002
 

Bitter Tears

Why no pills today? Bitter tears
7:00 A.M. and wasting away, Bitter tears
Why no knock on my door? Bitter tears
Why did I come here for? Bitter tears

How much do you need, Bitter tears
Give me love and see me bleed, Bitter tears
Please don't hurt me tonight, Bitter tears
I've lost the will to fight, Bitter tears

It's our intimacy that I'm missing, you see
When there's no one around
Our intimacy it's what's missing for me, Ah

If I go then I'll go clean, Bitter tears
Making love inside a dream, Bitter tears
Burn the books of history, Bitter tears
Build a home for you and me, Bitter tears.

Escape Song

Streets are hard in this old town
Love lies broken all around
In sorry piles
That carry on for miles

Stinking places where you go
The good people hide below
The bloody ground
Never to be found

Little girl I tell no lie
You got diamonds in your eyes
So come with me
Sail across the sea

Mister Ocean can't you see?
We are begging on our knees
To see the sand
Of some other land

Stay with me
We'll be free
Just wait and see.

Locked Doors

Locked doors, rose red
Locked doors, half dead
I see your face so clean in my space
And I want to believe that I hold the key to me

Locked doors, release
Locked doors, my peace
Let me retrieve, help me never leave
Cause I'd like to believe that I got the key in me

Locked doors, inside
Locked doors, all mine
I see hard times in me subside
But I've got to believe that I got the key to me.

Baby, You're Out of Your Mind 

Hey where you're going its hard to tell
You know that that road leads straight to hell
Start where you finish, end up dead
With brain cells diminished and underfed

If you're gonna leave me behind
You don't have to talk so kind
If you think I'm gonna lay down and die
Baby you're out of your mind

Hey what you doing in your head
You locked all your thoughts in a box of lead
Life will be better just wait and see
Just give me the word and I'll set you free

But I ain't gonna leave you behind
Alone in this life so unkind
If you think I'll let you lay down and die
Baby you're out of your mind.

It Ain't No Lie 

Wandering around Camden Town
Feeling like a fishy in a can
Boots are scratching lines on shitty ground
Had to get some air and so I am

I'm walking a tightrope from morning 'til night
From my bed to my bed and it don't feel right
But I know where I'm going and it ain't no lie
And I don't wanna waste it like them other guys

Lungs are folding up inside of me
Legs have just been hammered out of stone
My heart is stopping far as I can see
Mind and all my fuses have been blown

I'm walking a tightrope from morning 'til night
From my bed to my bed and it don't feel right
But I know where I'm going and it ain't no lie
And I don't wanna waste it like them other guys

Saw you on the front yard praying, are you gonna get saved?
I saw you on the backyard digging, were you digging my grave?
Is there something that I can tell you, that will change your mind?
I know it took too long to admit that, I treated you unkind

I'm walking the tightrope from morning 'til night
From my bed to my bed and it don't feel right
But I know where I'm going and it ain't no lie
But I don't wanna waste it like them other guys.

Live Line

Waiting for a late train full of hate
Just track and city beyond the gate
The breath of an ugly stranger in my face
Just wanting to get the hell out of this place

If in a week's time you're not mine
I'm gonna touch that live line
Oh that live line
Oh that live line

I was your heaven I was your hell
I was at the scene when our true love fell
A murderer sweeping up its broken shell
Pocketing the dust and the dirt from my fragile spell

If in a weeks time you're not mine
I'm gonna touch that live line
Oh that live line
Oh that live line

Into the morning this train is jerking on
I'm not sure of what I'm running from
Its so hard to love you when your love is gone
Let go of the hold that I've had for so long

If in a week's time you're not mine
I'm gonna touch that live line
If in a week's time you're not mine
I'm gonna touch that live line
Oh that live line.

Just Be Mine

That's it, I gotta get out
Before we fall out again
You say, Go get a life
Put down the knife, my friend
Just be mine

Can I sleep on the floor
Or even the corridor?
Don't want to be on my own
Or talk on the phone no more
Just be mine

You try the patience of saints
And that is just what I ain't
So just stop wasting my time
And catch me before I faint
Just be mine

Do What You're Told To

Living with your battered head in a can
Hearing all the voices of a mean old man
Illness and aggression knocking at your door
Gonna nail your body to the bathroom floor

Dying in the river of your teenage plan
Giving all your beauty to the yeah yeah man
Tell you what you want are the things you need know no more
Gonna show you what your brains are really for

Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty
Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty

You're lying and you're dying and you scream and shout
But you can never seem to get the sickness out
The madness and the sadness and the suicide
Breaking up the places where you run and hide

You're smelling and you're selling your last pair of shoes
To keep beside the madness of a glass of booze
(All this/Oddness) and aggression gonna kill you dead
You made yourself a coffin out of your own bed

Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty
Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty
Why don't you do what you’re sold to?

Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty
Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty
Why don't you do what you're told to?

Living with your battered head in a can
Hearing all the voices of a mean old man
Illness and aggression knocking at your door
Gonna nail your body to the bathroom floor

Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty
Even though you're pretty you're looking pretty shitty
Why don't you do what you're told to?

Mountain of Regret

All my lifetime I've done wrong
Never thinking I belonged
And my problems stay with me
Cause my thoughts lie with she

She was my girlfriend though I was mean
Always there in my hour of need
I took for granted her gentleness
And have to live without her sweet caress

And as I light me a cigarette
My heart is falling in my breast
And as I lie me down to rest
There's a mountain of regret

I turn my back on her true love
All my friends and the lord above
And my drinking dragged me down
To the bars in Camden town

And as I light me a cigarette
My heart is falling in my breast
And as I lie me down to rest
There's a mountain of regret

And as I sit here feeling low
Wondering why she had to go
I know I see through my disgrace
The perfect beauty of her face

And as I light me a cigarette
My heart is falling in my breast
And as I lie me down to rest
There's a mountain of regret.

Latte

Stretched into a form that would hurt your eyes to see
She made coffee latte and smiled at me
But then again she smiled at everybody

When I leave that place I'm always speeding
So much coffee in my brain a 'bleeding
A quickened step and a stomach reeling
From thoughts of her lips I wish mine were feeling

Walking Down the Highway

Walking down the highway
Looking for my soul
Gonna do it the dry way
Twitching like a fool

Hitching across the plains
Trying to find a way
Lord please let it rain
My life's slipping away

I'm holding my head up high
Thinking of those who cannot breathe
My head is above water
But my body is down beneath

Floating down the river
Underneath the ground
Help me to deliver
The evil that I found

I'm holding my head up high
I'm thinking of those who cannot breathe
My head is above water
But my body is down beneath

I'm holding my head up high
I'm thinking of those who cannot breathe
My head is above water
But my body is down beneath

Walking down the highway
Walking down the highway
Walking down the highway
Walking down the highway

Song for the sick

Didn't take you long boy
To stop from being a friend
I hope you hear this song boy
Cause I want your life to end
And as I lie awake now
Crying and bereaving
I guess you're happy somehow
Cause you made me stop believing

Die Taylor die
You ain't no friend of mine
You're a scum-sucking shitty guy
So die Taylor die

You stabbed me in the back
You're lower than a snake
Your brains are in your sac
You two faced fucking fake
You haven't even tried
To tell me how it feels
I guess that's just your style
To you it ain't no big deal

Die Taylor die
You ain't no friend of mine
You're a scum-sucking shitty guy
So die Taylor die

Did you ever think
You'd get away with it
Your attitude just stinks
You cowardly little shit
Consider this a spell
And watch where you tread
And I'll see you in hell
I'll be laughing cause you're dead

Die Taylor die
You ain't no friend of mine
You're a scum-sucking shitty guy
So die Taylor die

Die Taylor die
You ain't no friend of mine
You're a scum sucking shitty guy
So die Taylor die

Good Times

I can't feel the same again
Now that I found you
And I won't be the same again
Now that I found you

Once it was so easy
Now it just ain't that
And you won't believe me
Cause I, I never knew
I want you to remember the good times

And everytime I see you
A sadness falls upon me
Cause I still love you
And long for you and me
I want you to remember the good times

 
Lyrics wrong? ciaran@bluebottle.com
 
 

Ciaran Murdoch 1999-2004