Valentine

Remember when I found a broken branch
And shoved it through your bicycle spokes
And how remorse quickly took its stand
When you hit the deck and broke your nose

You were always the emo type
Strained hair matched to a bitter tone
Well I don’t care much for fashion or socialites
The nihilists always get my vote

All she ever wanted was a little direction
All she ever needed was a friend
All she ever made were the worst impressions
All she ever did was offend
You’re the only one to fail my sex drive
Will you or won’t you?
Valentine, Valentine
Valentine, Valentine

Remember when you laid me on my back
And performed to me my favourite song
And how I shivered upon its climax
And those lips still plague my thoughts ten years on

You were always the emo type
Strained hair matched to a bitter tone
Well I don’t care much for fashion or socialites
The nihilists always get my vote

All she ever wanted was a little direction
All she ever needed was a friend
All she ever made were the worst impressions
All she ever did was offend
You’re the only one to fail my sex drive
Will you or won’t you?
Valentine, Valentine
Valentine, Valentine
Valentine, Valentine
Valentine, Valentine

All she ever wanted was a little direction
Far away from this broken scene
And all I ever needed was some domination
From a girl with low self-esteem
I think we share the same blood type,
Will you or won’t you, Valentine?

Schumacher The Champagne

My teeth have never looked quite this yellow and my body never quite this fat
I’ll pay well over the odds just to have some teenage abandoned back
I hit the ice of the 5th of Jan and I swear it was an act of fate
But I don’t get angry when I’m feeling down
I just take my thoughts into the center of town

And Schumacher the Champagne
Whoever needed good cause to celebrate
Schumacher the Champagne, might as well be proud of last place

We used to set ourselves on fire when chemistry was twice a week
And now I pay for it over a counter whilst they become fitness freaks
My bad habits are taking over all the good left inside
But I don’t get angry when I’m feeling down
I just take my thoughts into the center of town

And Schumacher the Champagne
whoever needed good cause to celebrate
Schumacher the Champagne, might as well be proud of last place
And Schumacher the Champagne never needed good cause to celebrate
Oh take me as I am [x3] or not at all
Or not at all [x5]

Girls / Fast Cars

We don’t care for romance
Romance or shooting stars
They were last found together in 18th century memoirs
We don’t care for lovers
If loving’s all that they’ve got
There must be other hobbies if they want to keep the plot

I’m a man of simple tastes,
No whiskey and caviar
And what I feel is what I say
I’m not trying to be smart

I like girls, girls and fast cars
You too will feel this shallow when one melts your little heart

We don’t care for new year, new year or fireworks
If all they represent is how to go from bad to worse
Let’s not feel disheartened
There’s no need to change the locks
We’ll stick to what we know and what we know is not a lot.

I’m a man of simple tastes
No chewing on fat cigars
And what I feel is what I say
I’m not trying to be smart

I like girls, girls and fast cars
It’s cheap and it’s pathetic,
But you cant hate me just because
I like girls, girls and fast cars
You too will feel this shallow when one melts your little heart

I’m a man of simple tastes,
No whiskey or caviar
And what I feel is what I say
But don’t overthink this next part;

I like girls, girls and fast cars
It’s cheap and it’s pathetic,
But you cant hate me just because
I like girls, girls and fast cars
You too will feel this shallow when one melts your little heart

Walking Disasters

She used to get her kicks from a fall to the floor
But now she’s always wasted
A total looker, but she’s jaded
The kind of shivering wreck that I adore
I can’t offer you a rescue
I can tell you what I’d do

I’d tell my mother that I love her dearly
And tell my father that I need him back again
And if these words wont drop from your lips
I will be your freudian slip

And flowers might wilt when we walk past
And self-help might help when it makes us laugh
Only finding questions in answers
You and I are just walking disasters
You and I are just walking disasters
You and I are just walking disasters

She only finds her love in a downtown score
Consumption makes her stronger
She’s the sweetest anaconda
The kind of lack of respect that I adore
I cant offer you a recuse
But when you’ve lost all that you have left to lose

I’d tell my mother that I love her dearly
And tell my father that I need him back again
And if these words won’t drop from your lips
I will be your freudian slip

As sharp as a knife and as blunt as a wheel
You be my calm I’ll be your pneumatic drill
And what we’ll never want, we’ll always need
Right now we need some pop psychology
To keep us up-beat

So tell your mother thatyou love her dearly
And tell your father your won’t lock him out again
And if these words wont drop from your lips
I will be your freudian slip
And flowers might wilt when we walk past
And self-help might help when it makes us laugh
Only finding questions in answers
You and I are just walking disasters
You and I are just walking disasters
You and I are just walking disasters

1996

I had no cares in the 1990s,
I knew of no downfalls,
Though war was breaking out all around me,
My concerns were with prank calls.

She kissed me on the cheek,
She kissed me on the cheek,
Right in front of the older kids,
When our self belief, our self belief,
Wasn’t scarred by the modern itch.

‘Cause now it feels like,

We kiss with one eye on our T.V. set,
And the more I give, the less I get,
Needing fairground rides just to spark her smile,
There’s little here to miss,
Bring back 1996
Bring back 1996,
So hard to beat those teenage kicks,
Bring back 1996.

We were cloning sheep in the 1990s,
We were building telescopes,
And sugar filled the whole of my body,
As I urged it on to grow.

I kissed her on the cheek,
I kissed her on the cheek,
Just to impress the older kids,
But my self belief, my self belief,
Wasn’t lost in the modern glitch.

‘Cause now it feels like,

We kiss with one eye on our T.V. set,
And the more I give, the less I get,
Needing fairground rides just to spark her smile,
There’s little here to miss,
Bring back 1996,
Bring back 1996.

Stop talking, stop talking,
I need a lover, not a friend tonight,
I’m leaving, I’m leaving,
I’m not cut out for the modern life.

I’ll never beat those teenage kicks [x3]
Bring back 1996

 

Techno Fan

East London’s not a bomb site
It is a treasure chest
We use our penguin costumes
More than our evening dress
She said I should come over
Though the music’s not my type
Don’t you know I’d chop a limb off
Just to have a good time

Shut up and move with me, move with me, or, or get out of my face
I didn’t queue for an hour to leave straight away
Shut up and stay with me, stay with me, or, or let go of my hand
The lasers fill our minds with empty plans
I never knew I was a techno fan

This is not a weird weekend
It’s an angry wormhole
I’m talking like a city boy
And drinking with a northern soul
She said I should come over
Though it’s carnage at times
It still seems I’d chop a limb off
Before I put up a fight

Shut up and move with me, move with me, or, or get out of my face
I didn’t queue for an hour to leave straight away
Shut up and stay with me, stay with me, or, or let go of my hand
The lasers fill our minds with empty plans
I never knew I was a techno

We are the 1980s
We are the Detroit lights
And I never wanna, I never wanna see this stop
I’m in debt to you
But don’t feed me plant food

Shut up and move with me, move with me, or, or get out of my face
I didn’t spend 20 sheets and not cut a shape
Shut up and stay with me, stay with me, or, or let go of my hand
The lasers fill our minds with empty plans
I never knew I was a techno fan
I never knew I was a techno fan
I never knew I was a techno fan

Last Night I Dreamt

I’m a good friend and an excellent lover
I can fool myself just like no other person can
I’m turning into a twisted man

I haven’t got any time for selfless deeds
What I do for you is indirectly for me
I’m a stubborn boy, there’s nothing here that you can break or destroy
Then as I count sheep in my bed
A train of worry pulls us through my head

Last night I dreamt I died alone
Through all my talk of self-defeat
A fearful bomb ticks underneath
Last night I dreamt I died
From now I’ll curb the cynical speaking
It seems that dream has sent the biggest chill through me

Someone once said I don’t have any feelings
Well I think that emotions can be misleading
And thinking back
I might have nailed the coffin shut with that

As I tend to cry in a room full of laughter
Is the cheese finally sliding off of it’s cracker?
I don’t know I’ll just prepare myself to let it go

As I count sheep in my bed
A train of worry pull through my head

Last night I dreamt I died alone
Through all my talk of self-defeat
A fearful bomb ticks underneath
Last night I dreamt I dieed
From now I’ll curb the cynical speaking
It seems that dream has sent the biggest chill through me
It seems that dream has sent the biggest chill through me
It seems that dream has sent the biggest chill through me

Last night I dreamt I died alone
And apart from when I lost my virginity I’ve never been know to frighten easily

Anti-D

Please allow me to be your anti-depressant
I too am prescribed as freely as any decongestant

We kick back and let the pills do the talking
People hear a distinct rattle when we’re walking
Then there’s the extra two stone that’s our only guarantee

Our vivid dreams are just like big production movies
They get entangled well within our daily routines
So please re-think or use my trademark strategy

And please allow me to be your anti-depressant
I too am prescribed as freely as any decongestant

It’s hard to smile when you’re as flattened as a pancake
The only tears come from our heads when we concentrate
Perhaps I’m being unjust or perhaps you agree

Still I’ve thrown away my citalopram
I needed more than what was in those 40 milligrams
So cast away with the doctor’s plans

And please allow me to be your anti-depressant
I too am prescribed as freely as any decongestant

Still I’ve thrown away my citalopram
Although I felt as grim as the reaper man
So cast away with the doctor’s plans
Like me

 

Jump Into The Fog

What a great achievement it was
To get a hotel room this late
I bet they charge by the hour here
The kind of place where you should bring your own UV ray

It’s not a big problem with me, love
You don’t look that hygienic anyway
I’m only here because
I wanna twist the structure of my average day

We feel nothing so jump into the fog
In the hope that we hit the ground upright
We feel nothing so jump into the fog
I just hope it’s your bones that shatter not mine
We feel nothing so jump into the fog
In the hope that we hit the ground upright
We feel nothing so jump into the fog

What a great achievement it was
To find someone who shirks such little self-restraint
I’m a non-believer but
I believe in these dirty little wicked games

Snakes and ladders are banned in here love
The climb’s too rough just to slide back down again
I’m only here because
I feel the day deserves a truly sordid end

We feel nothing so jump into the fog
In the hope that we hit the ground upright
We feel nothing so jump into the fog
I just hope it’s your brains that splatter not mine
We feel nothing so jump into the fog
In the hope that we hit the ground upright
We feel nothing so jump into the fog

I’ve made some bad decisions, I’ll admit that freely
It’s just that life tastes sweeter when it’s wrapped in debauchery
So drop your map, drop your plans, drop that five-step program
Because there’s not an ounce of faith in this leap
It’s clear you feel nothing so jump into the fog with me

Jump in
Jump in
Jump in

Jump into the fog!
Jump into the fog!
Jump into the fog!
Jump into the fog!

Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)

We’re self imploding
Under the weight of your advice
I wear a suitcase
Under each one of my eyes

Finally I know now what it takes
It takes money and aeroplanes

[Chorus:]
If you love me let me go
Back to that bar in Tokyo
Where the demons from my past
Leave me in peace
(ah ah ah ah)
I’ll be animating every night
The grass will be greener on the other side
And the Vampires and Wolves
Won’t sink their teeth
(ah ah ah ah)
I’m sick of dancing with the beast

Astrophysics you’ll never be my closest friend
I find no comfort in what my mind can’t comprehend

Finally I work out what it takes
It takes money and airplanes

[Chorus:]
If you love me let me go
Back to that bar in Tokyo
Where the demons from my past
Leave me in peace
(ah ah ah ah ah)
I’ll be animating every night
The grass will be greener on the other side
And the Vampires and Wolves
Won’t sink their teeth
(ah ah ah ah ah)
I’m sick of dancing with the beast

No matter how much it needs me
Go and follow someone else’s lead

[Chorus:]
If you love me let me go
Back to that bar in Tokyo
Where the demons from my past
Leave me in peace
(ah ah ah ah)
I’ll be animating every night
The grass will be greener on the other side
And the Vampires and Wolves
Won’t sink their teeth
(ah ah ah ah ah)
I’m sick of dancing with the beast