LYRICS

The Story Is...

Second Amendment

I’ve got a burning desire
It’s taking hold of my soul
Like California wild fire
This thing is out of control

I feel the chemicals running, through my poisoned bloodstream
I feel there’s something coming, I can’t put my finger on it
Outside a storm is breaking, inside the walls are shaking
I feel tectonic shifting, I feel my world is spinning

My constitution keeps me closer to heaven
I keep my weapon with the best of intention
I love my God, I love my second amendment
I love my God, I love my second amendment

Could be my end or my savior
I give this dice one last throw
Hello irrational behavior
This game is out of control

I feel the chemicals running, through my poisoned bloodstream
I feel there’s something coming, I can’t put my finger on it
Outside a storm is breaking, inside the walls are shaking
I feel tectonic shifting, I feel my world is spinning

My constitution keeps me closer to heaven
I keep my weapon with the best of intention
I love my God, I love my second amendment
I love my God, I love my second amendment

Out of control, out of control
Out of control, out of control
Out of control, out of control
Out of control

Outside a storm is breaking, inside the walls are shaking
I feel tectonic shifting, I feel my world is spinning

My constitution keeps me closer to heaven
I keep my weapon with the best of intention
I love my God, I love my second amendment
I love my God, I love my second amendment

My Life, My Architecture

This is my architecture. I built it for the future

This is my architecture, I built, built for the future
Stand back, admire the structure, my life, my architecture

I made, made my decision, made friends, made my divisions
Stand back, take in the picture, my life, my architecture

Rattle my foundation, the ground beneath is shaking
Are you a gamble that’s worth taking, or an earthquake in the making

Hey hey hey, hey,

Strike at the heart of the matter, you are a natural disaster
Can’t get insurance against you, my life, my architecture

All this is my achievement, All cracks have life in between them
I live, live this adventure, my life, my architecture

Rattle my foundation, the ground beneath is shaking
Are you a gamble that’s worth taking, or an earthquake in the making?

Hey hey hey, hey,

This is my architecture. I built it for the future
Some day we’re gonna get there. My life, my architecture!

Rattle my foundation, The ground beneath is shaking
Are you a gamble that’s worth taking, or an earthquake in the making?

Hey hey hey, hey,

(My Life, My Architecture, My Life, My Architecture)

Diesel Vehicle

The engine splutters to a grinding halt
I’m not the man to diagnose the fault
Look to the sky, I cry ‘for heavens sake,
Please not today, I’ve got a flight to make’
I miss my flight and I will miss my train
I miss my train I’m in a world of pain
And as I sit and watch the minutes tick
The truth it hits me like a bag of bricks

I put unleaded in my diesel vehicle
On the hard shoulder for the near foreseeable
Easy mistake mate, anyone can make mate
I put unleaded in my diesel vehicle

And as I pulled into the petrol station
I must have had a lapse in concentration
My mind it drifted as I pumped that fuel
My mind was filled up with the thought of you

I put unleaded in my diesel vehicle
On the hard shoulder for the near foreseeable
Easy mistake mate, anyone can make mate
I put unleaded in my diesel vehicle

And we wait for the rescue
And we wait for the rescue

On the hard shoulder I got time to think
About heading nowhere full of poisoned drink
Analogies they are a little thin, as I sip another nip of gin

I put unleaded in my diesel vehicle
On the hard shoulder for the near foreseeable
Easy mistake mate, anyone can make mate
I put unleaded in my diesel vehicle
Easy mistake mate, anyone can make mate
I put unleaded in my diesel vehicle

Rattle & Roar

Before this merry dance is through
Stain my name like a tattoo
Make a mark and leave no doubt
Give them stuff to talk about
And before last orders call
Let them say I did it all
No wasted opportunities
No what if’s or apologies

Oh rattle, rattle & roar
Found a war worth battling for
I won’t leave this world before
I’ve left a trail of rattle & roar

No practice run this is for real
Throw my shoulder to the wheel
Kill regret and try the lot
Never let it be forgot
Turn the volume up to full
Hear it from LA to Hull
When finally they come for me
I won’t be going quietly

Oh rattle, rattle & roar
Found a war worth battling for
I won’t leave this world before
I’ve left a trail of rattle & roar

Take a leap and take my hand
Take our chances while we can
For all the times I’ve shot and missed
I remain an optimist

Oh rattle, rattle & roar
Found a war worth battling for
I won’t leave this world before
I’ve left a trail of rattle & roar

Oh rattle, rattle & roar
Found a war worth battling for
I won’t leave this world before
I’ve left a trail of rattle & roar

Artist Arsonist

Through the floorboards, I hear the banging
What’s he doing? What’s he up to? What’s he planning?
Like a mad man, I hear him laughing
Is this some kind of crazy meltdown that he’s having?

I got a feeling this place could blow, I smell an arsonist down below
I got a feeling this place could blow, I smell an arsonist down below

Crank the volume, four in the morning
The sound of River Dance awakes me without warning
Should I be worried or call the police
It’s hard to sleep with this guy just six feet below me

I got a feeling this place could blow, I smell an arsonist down below
I got a feeling this place could blow, I smell an arsonist down below
Down below, down below, down below, down below

Took a match to a bath of acid
There’s nothing like the smell of melting burning plastic
And when they quizzed him down at the station,
‘I just don’t care anymore’ was his statement,
I just don’t care anymore
I just don’t care anymore

I got a feeling this place could blow (I just don’t care anymore)
I smell an arsonist down below (I just don’t care anymore)
I got a feeling this place could blow (I just don’t care anymore)
I smell an arsonist down below (I just don’t care anymore)

I got a feeling, I got a feeling
I got a feeling this place could blow
I got a feeling, I got a feeling
I got a feeling this place could blow

 

 

 

The Shining

You’re the shining
You’re the shining
You’re the spark
You’re the sparkle
You’re the sparkle in the dark
You’re the shining

You’re the burning
You’re the burning
You’re the flame
You’re the flaming
You’re the flaming in the rain
You’re the shining

You lift the world from my shoulders baby
You lift the world from my shoulders baby
Just like I already told you baby, you’re the shining

You’re the shining
You’re the shining
You’re the light
You’re the lighthouse
You’re the lighthouse in the night
You’re the shining

You’re the blinding
You’re the blinding
You’re the blaze
You’re the blazing
You’re the blazing through the haze
You’re the shining

You lift the world from my shoulders baby
You lift the world from my shoulders baby
Just like I already told you baby, you’re the shining

These chemicals inside, I never will deny
This fire will not die, desire does not lie

(You’re the shining) Aha, Desire does not lie
(You’re the shining) Aha, Desire does not lie
(You’re the shining) Aha, Desire does not lie

The Story Is...

You leave and the distance between us increases
Like Patsy Cline I am falling to pieces
Oh crazy fanatical over dramatic
I can’t live without it I can’t kick the habit

The story is, the story is
I need a fix and I need it quick
The story is I can’t resist
Without this, you know I don’t exist
Oh the beginning, the middle and the end is this

My mind is decided it won’t let me fight it
Over excited to be reunited
When all joy in me is destroyed and defeated
One shot from you and I’ve got what I needed

The story is, the story is
I need a fix and I need it quick
The story is I can’t resist
Without this, you know I don’t exist
Oh the beginning, the middle and the end is this

From this world you save me
Up higher you take me
Like some power ballad that they wrote in the 1980’s
You lift me, you lift me

From this world you save me
Up higher you take me
Like some power ballad that they wrote in the 1980’s
You lift me, you lift me

The story is, the story is
I need a fix and I need it quick
Oh, the story is I can’t resist
Without this you know I don’t exist
Oh the beginning, the middle and the end is this
Oh the beginning, the middle and the end is this

 

38 Minutes

I got a text in the coffee shop, it read ‘you’re gonna die!’
I said ‘Throw at me all you’ve got’ as I throw my hands to the sky
People running for cover, throwing their kids down the manholes
But there’s nowhere to run here, no there’s nowhere to go

This is not a drill, this is not a drill,
Running for the hills, this is not a drill,
Coming for the kill, this is not a drill

Crack open your Hibiki whiskey, we’re gonna go out in style,
One last moment together, one last chance to get wild
Phone up my friends and my family, ‘you know that I love I’m sorry’
And I pray to a God I never believed in until now

This is not a drill, this is not a drill
Running for the hills, this is not a drill
Coming for the kill, this is not a drill

Thirty-Eight minutes, Thirty-Eight minutes,
Thirty-Eight minutes, we looked it in the eye (This is not a drill)
Thirty-Eight minutes (This is not a drill)
Thirty-Eight minutes, (This is not a drill)
Thirty-Eight minutes, we looked it in the eye
This is not a drill

My Distraction

I dream in mono not in stereo
You are my T.V, you’re my radio
My thoughts repeat themselves repeat themselves
Can’t think of nothing else of nothing else

The radio is on but I’m not listening
I’m just thinking of you and what we’re missing
The T.V is on but I’m not watching
Who needs this stuff when I got you as my distraction

I’ve got a one track mind a one track mind
To everything but you my eyes are blind
I can’t control myself control myself
Can’t think of nothing else of nothing else

The radio is on but I’m not listening
I’m just thinking of you and what we’re missing
The T.V is on but I’m not watching
Who needs this stuff when I got you as my distraction

And from this world (you’re my distraction)
State of the art (in entertainment)
The BBC (got nothing on ya’)
Woahh (you’re my distraction)

The radio is on but I’m not listening
I’m just thinking of you and what we’re missing
The T.V is on but I’m not watching
Who needs this stuff when I got you as my distraction

Stop & Breathe

Some days you feel like a sad song
Some nights it seems like its all wrong
No joke, no rhyme no reason
Somehow it’s just not your season

And don’t you dare let go
Come up for air you know
We’ve got to stop and breathe
You can rely on me
Once in a while we need
Some time to stop & breathe
Stop & breathe

The moment your spirit is broken
Don’t keep it or leave it unspoken
Sometimes I know I’ve been missing
But I’m here now, I’m all yours, I’m listening

And don’t you dare let go,
Come up for air you know
We’ve got to stop and breathe
You can rely on me
Once in a while we need
Some time to stop & breathe
Pause the machinery
Take in the scenery
The here and now is free
You can rely on me
Once in a while we need
Some time to stop and breathe
Stop and breathe

Cause For Chorus

You give me cause for chorus
You give me cause to sing this
You give me cause
Keep giving me cause

You give me cause to exist
Wake up the neighbours and shout this
You give me cause
Keep giving me cause

You give me cause to battle on
When by this world, we’re burned and spat upon
Sometimes we fight like it’s the Alamo
But that’s ok, you’re all I want, you’re all I know
You give me cause for chorus (you give me cause)
You give me cause for chorus

You give me cause to throw fists
Give me fight to defend this
You give me cause
Keep giving me cause

You’re a cause to hold on to
A party I can belong to
You give me cause
Keep giving me cause

You give me cause to battle on
When by this world, we’re burned and spat upon
Sometimes we fight like it’s the Alamo
But that’s ok, you’re all I want, you’re all I know
You give me cause for chorus (you give me cause)
You give me cause for chorus (you give me cause)
You give me cause for chorus

You give me cause to battle on
When by this world, we’re burned and spat upon
Sometimes we fight like it’s the Alamo
But that’s ok, you’re all I want, you’re all I know
You give me cause for chorus (you give me cause)
You give me cause for chorus (you give me cause)
You give me cause for chorus (you give me cause)

 

 

Alistair McAllister

There’s a rock’n’roll band I think that you should see
They’re playing down in Hastings by the see
Let’s waste the weekend in each other’s company
I’ve cleared it with the wife, I’m footloose free

Share a bag of chips, get some air in our lungs
Down the amusements, we’ll have ourselves some fun

My wife and I we hit a conversational drought
But you and I we got stuff that we can talk about
We got an understanding and when you take my hand
It’s 1982 again we’re watching The Jam

So this is entertainment, they say there’s something going on
Well they can stick their rumours up their Tiddly Om Pom Pom

Oh Alastair what’s happening?
What’s going on behind the scenes?
Oh Alastair McAllister, Oh Alastair McAllister
Oh Alastair well we’ve been wondering
What’s in your head you gotta let us in
Oh Alastair McAllister, Oh Alastair McAllister

If your husband cares to ask what you’ve been up to tonight
Well the band they are our soundtrack and our alibi
Drink away reality to songs we love
If we’re not careful we might find they’ve written one about us

So many shows every word we can sing
My love for you it is a dangerous thing

Oh Alastair what’s happening?
What’s going on behind the scenes?
Oh Alastair McAllister, Oh Alastair McAllister
Oh Alastair well we’ve been wondering
What’s in your head you gotta let us in
Oh Alastair McAllister, Oh Alastair McAllister

Separate rooming who’s it fooling
I don’t want this weekend to end
Extra marital is more compatible
You make me feel 16 again

Oh Alastair what’s happening?
What’s going on behind the scenes?
Oh Alastair McAllister, Oh Alastair McAllister
Oh Alastair well we’ve been wondering
What’s in your head you gotta let us in
Oh Alastair McAllister, Oh Alastair McAllister

Sometimes So It Goes

On a foggy, foggy night, I found you
Couldn’t see beyond my nose
But something pulled us close
And sometimes so it goes
You can’t explain the world
And the world cannot explain
I love you all the same

Foggy foggy night, a fire burned inside
A fire burned inside, it burns inside

On a bitter, bitter night, fate was fair
I couldn’t feel my toes
But something pulled us close
And sometimes so it goes
You can’t expect the world
And the world cannot be tamed
I love you all the same

Foggy foggy night, a fire burned inside
A fire burned inside, it burns inside

Foggy foggy night, a fire burned inside
A fire burned inside, it burns inside

 

 

Any Resemblance To Actual Persons, Living Or Dead, Is Purely Coincidental

Ran into trouble on Oxford Street
Those punks they knocked me off my feet
I put them in a song, I put them in a song
I wasn’t laughing much at the time
But I can turn that blood to diamonds
We all sing along, we all sing along

No one was harmed in the making of this
Not taking sides I’m not taking the piss
It’s just a story it’s just a story

Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental
Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental

Charlie boy did good in Hollywood
Just like his mother said he would
I don’t mind if I do I don’t mind if I do
Maybe I should have run it by him first
Cause when he heard the chorus and the 2nd verse
It rang a little true it rang a little true

No one was harmed in the making of this
Not taking sides I’m not taking the piss
It’s just a story it’s just a story

Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental
Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental

Who could forget that artist chap
He lit a blaze beneath my flat
He had it coming oh he had it coming
The least he could expect from this
A song about an arsonist
I had to walk away with something

No one was harmed in the making of this
Not taking sides I’m not taking the piss
It’s just a story it’s just a story

Cos everybody got a tale they can tell
And everybody got a story to sell
It’s just a story it’s just a story

Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental
Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental

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