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After The Disco

1. Perfect World

Oh, London Moon

Help me stumble home

Let me lose myself along the way

I’ve got nothing left

It’s kind of wonderful

Cause there’s nothing they can take away… away

The open doors left me wanting more

Never thought they’d close them all the way

The ordinary life they want for you

Is it too much to have to bear

 

But it’s another way to win a useless fight

You’ve been lying so long don’t know when you’re faking

See the water on the rise

Just another day into a useless night

I’ve been pushing so hard now my hands are shaking

See the water on the rise

 

But I’ve been turned around

I was upside down

I thought love would always find a way

But I know better now

Got it figured out

It’s a perfect world all the same

 

But I’ve been turned around

I was upside down

I thought love would always find a way

But I know better now

Got it figured out

It’s a perfect world all the same

 

I was hoping for

An easy rambling life

Till the notion came to my mind

 

We look for exit signs

But we can’t be changed

Into nothing overnight

 

Though we know it’s over

It keeps exploding

Every morning when we rise

 

 

2. After the Disco

After your faith has let you down

I know you’ll want to run around

And follow the crowd into the night

But after the disco

All of the shine just faded away, ooh

Do what you want, do what you will

Don’t tell me it’s not our time

 

Cause I’m waiting here much too long and

Don’t assume that I need your love

The chill of night has got you dancing away

And I’m not the dreamer or the dream you’re out there looking for

 

How did I get in this winding maze of love

And there’s something wrong

Well it’s sending you round and round

Still we go nowhere

 

I see the ashes on the ground

Another world is burning down

And under the cold and empty moon

But after the disco

All of the shine just faded away, ooh

Do what you want, do what you will

But you can’t hide, ooh

Do what you want, do what you will

Don’t tell me it’s not our time

 

Cause I’m waiting here much too long and

Don’t assume that I need your love

The chill of night has got you dancing away

And I’m not the dreamer or the dream you’re out there looking for

 

How did I get in this winding maze of love

And there’s something wrong

Well it’s sending you round and round

Still we go nowhere

 

 

3. Holding On For Life

Girl take a seat

Rest your weary bones

Your secret’s safe

In my hands

Tell me bout the years and

Let me buy an hour

Maybe help me to understand

Ain’t nobody calling

Ain’t nobody home

What a lovely day to be lonely

 

You’re holding on for Life

Holding on for Life, you’re

Holding on for Love

You’re holding on for Life

Holding on for Life, you’re

Holding on for Love

 

Light another cigarette

Burning in the cold

Waiting on the street

For your man

You’re trying not to look so

Young and miserable

You gotta get your kicks while you can

And in the Latin Quarter

Sitting on your own

What a lovely day to be lonely

 

You’re holding on for Life

Holding on for Life, you’re

Holding on for Love

You’re holding on for Life

Holding on for Life, you’re

Holding on for Love

 

Well you might belong to another time

Still you have to carry on, yeah

Nowhere else to go and you never know

What to hide and what to show, no

 

You’re holding on for Life

Holding on for Life, you’re

Holding on for Love

You’re holding on for Life

Holding on for Life, you’re

Holding on for Love

 

 

4. Leave It Alone

All this time

I’d never let you go

And now the same chains that I kept you in

They’re holding down my soul

I set you up, I gave you life, I dragged you out the fire

And now you knocked me down, and you shut me out,

and I can see it in your eyes

 

Somehow you got it in your head

That you can make it on your own

You were sheltered, loved, and fed

But you just couldn’t leave it alone

 

Leave it alone, leave it alone

Leave it alone, leave it alone

Leave it alone, leave it alone

Leave it alone, leave it alone

 

Well your heart was here

Resting on my lap

And I’d do it all again

But I’m never coming back

Well I know I’m lying

Lying in the cold

Yeah, there’s snow on the ground, and if I know myself

I’ll be leaving down the road

 

I’ve been all around the world

But I got nowhere to go

I gave into this lonely life

And you can’t change me now, so leave it alone

 

Leave it alone, leave it alone

Leave it alone, leave it alone

Leave it alone, leave it alone

Leave it alone, leave it alone

 

The ghosts are on the green

Each and every night

Oh, the distant light

That’s the hardest part to take

That’s the heart of all my pain

Lying in the cold

Oh, the distant light

In a hue we can’t describe, still we know

 

Could it all be over now

We’ve seen it all the while

There’s no dimension to the clouds

The moon and world around

That’s the heart of all my pain

Cause I don’t want to go

Oh, the distant light

In a hue we can’t describe, still we know

 

 

5. The Changing Lights

What did the storm wash away

Are you bailing out

Out of the plans we’ve already made

It won’t bother me now

And you know I’ll be ok

You gotta lead your life

But you’re not sure you know the way

Well you want to walk in white

You want to sin, but you’re too shy

So the candle just keeps burning down on you

 

My cards are on the table

I’m here tonight

But I don’t need anything from you

Down on the bowery

The changing lights

And I’ll still be waiting here for you

 

I saw that look on your face

You don’t need me now

And sometimes you wonder if it’s all

Just another mistake

And why can’t you just walk away

You gotta measure the cost

What have you gained what have you lost

Well I often wonder why

You want to win, but you won’t fight

So the candle just keeps burning down on you

 

My cards are on the table

I’m here tonight

But I don’t need anything from you

Down on the bowery

The changing lights

And I’ll still be waiting here for you

 

My cards are on the table

I’m here tonight

But I don’t need anything from you

Down on the bowery

The changing lights

And I’ll still be waiting here for you

 

 

6. Control

Well it started as a game

Using pleasure using pain

We got higher and higher that way

But it didn’t work today

Even though it felt so right

Nothing’s permanent in life

So it’s useless to hold on so tight

 

Well you gotta give it up, give it up, give it up, oooh

Give it up, give it up, oooh

Give it up, give it up, you lost control

Cause nothing stays around too long

 

So now everything has changed

And your heart’s been rearranged

Until nothing we’ve known here remains

And you say you shouldn’t stay

As you’re taking off your clothes

You think it’s loving I suppose

It’s just you endlessly needing control

 

Well you gotta give it up, give it up, give it up, oooh

Give it up, give it up, oooh

Give it up, give it up, you lost control

Cause nothing stays around too long

 

Nothing stays around too long

Nothing stays around too long

You lost control

You gotta give it up

 

 

7. Lazy Wonderland

I’m down by the fire

At the oceanside

Just waiting for that underwater world to say goodnight

Don’t you hear that sound

From the tide and sand

They’ll tell us to keep rolling and rolling if we can

So I’ve learned to keep my head in this lazy wonderland

 

Well you had to know that I had to know

The trick’s for us not to be found out

There’s a place we can go

The trip is long but we can find a way

 

Tonight we’ll go

Laughing all the way, my love

Tomorrow we’ll go

Back in time to live today

 

Dew on the melon rind

In the morning light

Lying stubborn at the ending of another lovely night

And I’ve misplaced my mind

Don’t know how or why

And when it wanders back I hope it’s still a friend of mine

 

Well you had to know that I had to know

The trick’s for us not to be found out

And there’s a place that we can go

The trip is long but we can find a way

 

Tonight we’ll go

Laughing all the way, my love

Tomorrow we’ll go

Back in time to live today

 

 

8. Medicine

This ordinary room is turning

Into something of a prison hole

And the only thing we know for certain is that

Don’t nobody know

 

You think none of this is real that’s

Why you never try

So tear it down or build it up it’s the same

 

And on another lonely evening

When you’re staying up counting omens

In the morning is it so disturbing that you

Just won’t let it go

 

You think hurting gives you license

To do anything at all

But you gotta take your medicine

Allow your hands to lose their grip and let it fall

 

It’s a wonder anyone can breathe here

With a smoke to thick to cough

So we’re falling as we run from cover from the

Bombs we’re setting off

You think hurting gives you license

To do anything at all

But you gotta take your medicine

Allow your hands to lose their grip and let it fall

Allow your hands to lose their grip and let it fall

 

So we watch another good day fading

How we gonna leave the hang man hanging

Girl one day you know it all melts into air

 

 

9. No Matter What You’re Told

You’re falling way behind

Well give it just a little bit of time

Cause when we’re all exposed

Do you want to be the first in line

Those bewitching crowds

The smoke they blow

Can make your head pop

The ego is playing its tricks on you again and again

 

We’ll blow all our chances thinking we know

All the answers, and so it goes

With all the changes, nothing changes

No matter what you’re told

 

So you’re picking up signs

You’re scared you might be losing your mind

And all the hopes of any shot you’ve got

Are leaving you behind

You’re making light of this I know

And it’s a shame

That your silly sentimental heart is to blame

 

We’ll blow all our chances thinking we know

All the answers, and so it goes

With all the changes, nothing changes

No matter what you’re told

 

You don’t want to end up in the lost and found

You better hold on tight

Odds will turn to evens when you’re upside down

You’ve got to hold on tight

I don’t want to be there when you hit the ground

You need to hold on tight

 

We’ll blow all our chances thinking we know

All the answers, and so it goes

With all the changes, nothing changes

No matter what you’re told

 

 

10. The Angel And The Fool

Leaning out the window watch the dying of the sun

Balancing the weight of a pill on her tongue

She’ll be getting that look in her eyes

Cold and lonely, but I don’t know why

 

See her near the border at the end of the line

She’s falls down, and I can’t do enough

But I won’t ever let her give up

The Angel and the Fool

 

Your’re running out… keep running

Your’re running out… keep running

Your’re running out… keep running

Your’re running out… keep running out

 

She found herself in a world full of men

Watching them slowly destroy all her plans

Cause all the love she won’t allow

Herself to even dream about

Well both of us are older now, and it won’t be long

The early morning siren

Is growing louder now

Cause waking up is hard enough when there’s no one else around

 

See her near the border at the end of the line

She falls down, and I can’t do enough

But I won’t ever let her give up

The Angel and the Fool

 

Your’re running out… keep running

Your’re running out… keep running

Your’re running out… keep running

Your’re running out… keep running out

 

 

 

11. The Remains of Rock and Roll

It’s too long to wait around for everyone to decide

I’m off to the promise land if anyone needs a ride

It’s a small car but we’ll fit inside if we leave our bags behind

We’ll entertain ourselves just watching the world go by

 

Is something wrong

You don’t look like you’re having fun

The road is long

Got to let go of the things you’ve done

 

We prefer good love to gold

And the remains of rock and roll

When the moment’s right

In the middle of the night

We can almost see the way to go

 

So long to everyone, cause they don’t know who we are

Tell them you’re sorry, but you’ll have to break their hearts

Sister you’re old enough to take the wheel and drive

Your hands, your heart, your eyes, have made me realize

 

I hear your call

All of my senses are turned on

We’re on a roll

Suddenly Earth is far below

 

We prefer good love to gold

And the remains of rock and roll

When the moment’s right

In the middle of the night

We can almost see the way to go

 

Can’t you see me floating

Forwards, backwards

Won’t you lend a hand and help me out

Hear me on your doorstep

Knocking, knocking

Won’t you open up and help me out