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Songs for polarbears


01. Downhill from Here
You could get arrested for
Getting your kit off in the street
How many times have I told you
It’s not polite to meet and greet
We’ll get you home and wash you up
In a bath of cold coffee
I only do this cause I love you
And you can make things easier
Didn’t you hear me when I said
Not to do this anymore
I’ve had enough it’s got to stop
Or I will leave you then we’ll see
If you could handle things yourself
Without me here to scrape you up
This is the last time I’ll warn you
Don’t make me leave you all alone
It doesn’t matter anyway

02. Starfighter Pilots
Andrew’s a Starfighter Pilot
And he can get high in his jet
Tells me about all his women
He can get any, I’ll bet
You know I’ll think of you
Your picture on the wall
I would raise my drink to you
But I’ll stay sober just for you
Just for you, just for you
Andrew’s a Starfighter Pilot
He knows all the girls in the world
He’s better than James Kirk or Tweeky
I cradle his picture at night
Andrew’s a Starfighter Pilot
I watch him on TV each day
I’ve got all the toys from his programme
And all of his past shows on tape
You know I’ll think of you
Your picture on the wall
I would raise my drink to you
But I’ll stay sober just for you
Just for you, just for you

03. The Last Shot Ringing in My Ears
Take her home
Take her past this evening
I’m not sure
Sure if I believe you
You carry a gun for fun
You use it twice as easy
I’m sure she is
She is someone’s daughter
I couldn’t even feel that it was
Wrapped around my head
I don’t know what she’s done
I don’t even want to think about it
She was beautiful
The prettiest girl I’ve ever seen
I saw everything
Things I hoped I’d never see
She got away from him
And got on a plane this morning
I couldn’t even feel like it was
Wrapped around my head
I’m coming down
Coming down the next day

04. Absolute Gravity
Her gravity make me feel light-headed
Small-talk turns to dust in my mouth
She doesn’t know that I’m already
Thinking bout how I’m gonna make her look my way
But she smiles at herself in mirrors
A little too often these days
Maybe I’m unbalanced
The way she walks, my God she’d get it
All my friends reckon she is oh so fine
But the way I talk when I’m speaking near her
She must think I crawled out of the sea today

05. Get Balsamic Vinegar…Quick You Fool
Cut my eyes out, dear
So I can’t see your smug grin
You’re right you always win
Untie my hands now
I’m game up to a point
And we’re well past bedtime now
All this time away
And I’m freezing cold now
I try hard not to laugh
As she trips up on the step
And her look turns me to stone
I’m closer to the truth
She hates being on her own
But fuck her I’m leaving tonight
Why should I live this way
When I could be with someone else
I don’t want to hurt her feelings
But she’s a crazy fucked up bitch

06. Mahogany
I could help myself to something like
A little bit of revelation
You could be the one
To help me help myself
Maybe if I could see exactly
What was in your way
I’d move it for you
Don’t always need to do it by yourself
I’m not trying to find
A way to get into your bed
I’ll just sing for you
Until you fall asleep, then I will go
I never understood how you should feel
You’ve been left out
I’d never do that
It’s all in your imagination, dear

07. NYC
If you were here beside me, instead of in New York
If the curve of you was curved on me
I’d tell you that I loved you, before I even knew you
‘Cause I loved the simple thought of you
If our hearts are never broken and there’s no joy in the mending
There’s so much this hurt can teach us both,
And there’s distance and there’s silence, your words have never left me,
They’re the prayer that I say every day
Come on, come out, come here, come here
Come on, come out, come here, come here
Come on, come out, come here, come here
Come on, come out, come here, come here
The lone neon lights and the ache of the ocean
And the fire that was starting to spark
I miss it all, from the love to the lightning
And the lack of it snaps me in two
If you were here beside me, instead of in New York
In the arms you said you’d never leave
I’d tell you that it’s simple and it was only ever thus
There is nowhere else that I belong
Come on, come out, come here, come here
Come on, come out, come here, come here
Come on, come out, come here, come here
Come on, come out, come here, come here
The lone neon lights and the ache of the ocean,
And the fire that was starting to spark
I miss it all from the love to the lightning
And the lack of it snaps me in two
Just give me a sign, there’s an end with a beginning
To the quiet chaos driving me back
The lone neon lights and the warmth of the ocean
And the fire that was starting to go out

08. Little Hide
I wish I had a penny for
Every time she gave me those eyes
Those eyes would cry, take me on the floor
I’ve been with her once of twice
In my dreams it felt so nice
I’d do exactly what those eyes told me
There’s never a smile on your face
Always a gesture of disgrace
Obviously you’re unhappy with my stares that I hold far too long
Of course I know that it is wrong
But deep down inside I know you like it
In my little hide
Upon the rack I’m stretched and split
Demented as I do my bit
Whatever I could do to make you smile
I can’t wait to get to bed
Not so I can rest my head
It means I can dream about you more

09. Make Up
If I could understand this better
I might be a little closer to you
Brushing my face with her hair
As she pushes past towards the door
That’s a little ticklish, please just don’t stop
That’s a little ticklish, please just don’t stop
She’s probably heard this a million times before
The sweep of her brush is like a gentle lick
It seems to make her like everything you want
And if you didn’t you’d want her soon enough
That’s a little ticklish, please just don’t stop
That’s a little ticklish, please just don’t stop

10. Velocity Girl
Oh velocity girl
What makes you go so fast
Is it the speed you’re taking
Since you gave up the drinking
Oh velocity girl
I can’t keep up with you
Can’t stand to be alone
Think you should be with me
Just want to stay here in your arms
Oh velocity girl
Try harder to stay put
Understand me when I say
Please don’t leave today
Oh velocity girl
I don’t know what I’m thinking
Since I gave up the drinking
Please just stay with me
Just want to stay here in your arms
Oh velocity girl
Can I though your hand
Can I move it here
Don’t you understand?
Just want to stay here in your arms
Just want to stay here in your arms
Just want to stay here in your arms
Just want to stay here in your arms

11. Days Without Paracetamol
When summer falls asleep
And winter plucks your strings
The colder that you get
Makes you feel at home
Build it up, tear it down, throw it out
If I come round there now
Would you be pleased to see me
I wouldn’t make much noise
Just whimper to myself
Build it up, tear it down, throw it out
My head hurts more each time
The drinking strangles me
Believe in god, like hell
Believe in hell, by god
Fifteen minutes old
I’m good for inspiration aren’t I, you will find
Well close the door and I’ll go anywhere you take me to
From this bed onto so much more, care for you I will
Can I have a picture of you tonight
Keep it with me always in my mind
Touch me cause I can’t move, I can barely breathe
Speechless, breathless I can’t tell you if I’m here or not
Running both legs tied together arms in the air, care for you I will
Can I have a picture of you tonight
Keep it with me always in my mind

12. Fifteen Minutes Old
I’m good for inspiration, aren’t I?
You will find
Well, close the door and I’ll go anywhere
You take me to from this bed onto so much more
Care for you, I will
Can I have a picture of you tonight
Keep it with me always in my mind
Tough me cause I can’t move
I can barely breathe
Speechless, breathless
I can’t tell you if I’m here or not
Running both legs tied together
Arms in the air
Care for you, I will
Can I have a picture of you tonight
Keep it with me always in my mind

13. Favourite Friend
You’re my favourite friend
And I adore you
Love you to the end
No one hears a word you say
You’re my favourite friend
We rule the world together
With our secret codes
And plans we can’t remember
From now on, must be strong
My favourite friend
You’re my favourite friend
When I need you
And when I don’t as well
Of course you miss me being around
You’re my favourite friend
But I’m older now
I can’t pretend
I can’t see you anymore

14. One Hundred Things You Should Have Done in Bed
I haven’t left here yet but I’m trying
I’m still tied to the bed, can you come here?
When you come, could you please bring a knife
And cut me down?
‘Cause she is larger than life and I’m frightened
A 100 things you should have done in bed
But you never got the chance to try them
A 100 things you should have done in bed
But you never got the chance to try
At least the dog has a smile on its face most of the time
I’m drained and I’m dry and I’m sore, it’s not that bad
If she could be here all the time, it would kill me
I think I’ve been broken in two and I can’t scream
A 100 things you should have done in bed
But you never got the chance to try them
A 100 things you should have done in bed
But you never got the chance to try them
100 things you should have done in bed
But you never got the chance to try them
100 things you should have done in bed
But you never got the chance to try