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LOVE JOINTS

6. BEING WITH YOU

Believing

 

**Verse 1**

You’ve been in love like this before 
Now someone’s knocking on your door 
You’ve got a lot of love to give 
But you don’t wanna hurt no more 
Now it’s right in front of you 
You’re gonna find it, you’re gonna find it 
What I feel inside is real 
That’s what my heart is beating for 

Well you give me good feeling 
My soul’s healing 
Got me believing in something 
And even if you end up leaving 
Got me believing in something

 

**Chorus** 

Don’t know what it is 
But you’ve got me smiling again 
Well it’s something you do 
Now I’m believing in love again 

**Verse 2**

I know you’ll treat me like a queen 
Now I know what the singers mean 
When they croon about cloud nine 
And the beauty they have seen 
But it’s right in front of me 
I’m gonna get it, I’m gonna get it 
Although you don’t belong to me 
It’s by your side I wanna be

 

Yeah you give me good feeling 
My soul’s healing 
Got me believing in something 
And even if you end up leaving me 
Got me believing in something 

**Chorus** 

Don’t know what it is 
But you’ve got me smiling again 
Well it’s something you do 
Now I’m believing in love again 

Yeah you give me good feeling 
My soul’s healing 
Got me believing in something 
And even if you end up leaving me 
Got me believing in something

 

**Chorus**  

Don’t know what it is 
But you’ve got me smiling again 
Well it’s something you do 
I’m believing in love again 
Well it’s something you do 
Now I’m believing

 

SAY WHEN

 

**Verse 1**

Stop what you’re doing 
I’ve got something I wanna say to you and 
How I’m sorry about the way I’ve been treating you 
I’ve been caught up in my own thing 
Made you feel invisible 
How could I do that when I made a promise to love you 
And that’s what I’m gonna do to you 

And I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 
I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 

 

**Verse 2**
Stop all your promises 
I’ve heard them all before, every single one 
Don’t want you to talk about it 
Just show me, show me 
Come home, don’t delay 
The only words I wanna hear you say are 
Don’t stop what you’re doing to me darling, 
Just love me 
Well that’s what I’m gonna do to you 

 

**Chorus**
And I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 
I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 
I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 
I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 

 

**BRIDGE**
I don’t wanna stop at all, no, no 
I know you sure love to ball, baby 
I'm gonna break down every wall 
Just to love you 
Well that’s what I’m gonna do 
That’s what I’m gonna do 
Well that’s what I’m gonna do to you 

 

**Chorus**
I’m not gonna stop 
I’m not gonna stop 
I’m not gonna stop 
Say When 

I’m not gonna stop 
I’m not gonna stop 
No I’m not gonna stop 
Don't make me I don't ever wanna 

And I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 
I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 
I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when 
I’m not gonna stop 
‘Til you say when, say when, say when

 

Time The Healer

**Verse 1**

She said that she would wait for you
That’s what she said
She said she’d never be untrue
That’s what she said

No you don’t care what people tell you bout Time the magician
They just want you to feel better but you don’t wanna listen
You’ve heard it all before
And even if you did, you wouldn’t give a shit
Cos it doesn’t stop the pain, believe me I know
But you’ve got a friend, why don’t you call on him

Time the healer

He heals all wounds

Time the healer

**Verse 2**

It’s not the load that weighs you down
It’s how you carry it around, the healer
Hold your head up and be proud
You were lost but now you’re found, the healer

Scars to prove the pain was real
Drugs to change the way you feel
Call yourself and make a deal to beat it

Well that’s the way to go, it’s hard i know
But it doesn’t stop the pain, believe me I know
But you’ve got a friend, why don’t you call on her

 

Time the healer

Time the healer

Time the healer

Time the healer

 

1. Be With You

**Chorus**
Wanna be with you, I wanna be with you
We can make it through, baby, oh
Wanna be with you, I wanna be with you
We can make it through, baby

**Verse**
I've been guilty, of confusing my
*head and my heart*
I fall too easily
*uh oh*
Now I know, just like you did
*right from the start*
We could never be
*What can I do*
Still I can't help feeling so blue
*To get over you*
It's unhealthy but it's worse to be apart
*to be apart, oh*

**Chorus**
Wanna be with you, wanna be with you
We can make it through, baby oh
Wanna be with you, I wanna be with you (ooh)
We can make it through, baby

(If you're giving me the option baby)
Wanna be with you
(Of being with you)
Wanna be with you
(Or another baby)
We can make it through baby, oh
(You know I'd choose you )
Wanna be with you
(Keep loving you baby)
I wanna be with you
(Understand)
We can make it through, baby, woah

**Verse**
What did you expect babe, when I look at you
*looking at me*
Looking at you
*now what we gonna do*
What we gonna do about it, if we allow it
*hoping to be*
Stronger than I was before
I first met you
*What can I do*
I was happy and secure
*To get over you*
Now I'm blinded by your light
*all I can see*
All I can see is you

**Chorus**
Wanna be with you (be with you darling)
Wanna be with you (I)
We can make it through, baby oh
(I'd choose you baby)
Wanna be with you, I wanna be with you (ooh)
We can make it through, baby
(If you're giving me the option baby)
Wanna be with you (of being with you)
Wanna be with you (or another baby)
We can make it through baby (You know I'd choose you)
Wanna be with you (Loving you baby)
I wanna be with you (Ah, understand)
We can make it through, baby (woo)

**Bridge**
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Darling you send me, you send me
Dig in everybody, oh
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
This is such a groovy party

**Chorus**
Wanna be with you, wanna be with you
We can make it through, baby, oh
Wanna be with you (We can make it all the way)
I wanna be with you
We can make it through, baby, oh
Wanna be with you, wanna be with you (I know)
We can make it through, baby, oh (don't doubt it baby)
Wanna be with you, I wanna be with you
We can make it through, baby (we can make it through baby)
Wanna be with you (oh)
Wanna be with you (well, well)
We can make it through, baby, oh (you know I'd choose you baby)
Wanna be with you (hmm)
I wanna be with you (ooh)
We can make it through, baby (well If you're giving me the option baby)
Wanna be with you (of being with you)
Wanna be with you (hmm)
We can make it through baby (you know I'd choose you)
Wanna be with you (loving you baby)
I wanna be with you (understand)
We can make it through, baby, oh
Wanna be with you, wanna be with you
We can make it through, baby, oh (ooh)
Wanna be with you, I wanna be with you (we can make it through) we can make it through, baby
We can make it through

 

This is a hopeful song more than anything, it’s about a doomed relationship. That feeling in the beginning when you’re besotted and think everything is going to work out fine, despite the situation being completely messed up. If you look at the first verse, it’s quite melancholy. Inspiration from my hero Marvin Gaye on this one. Melancholy vibe, upbeat song and groove

2. Sweet Lies

**[Verse]**
Your eyes were far away

told me to come back another day
But I was so enchanted with you
It's everything you do and your body too

makes me so confused
Is this love, no it's just a product of your

**[Chorus]**
Lies, sweet lies,

why'd you tell me sweet lies
Oh lies, sweet lies,

why'd you tell me sweet lies

**[Verse]**
Giving it up all over the place
I know you're just trying to save face
You were hurt and I was wrong, keeps going on and on
But I've been so good lately, just want you back in my arms baby
Reminiscing how we used to dance, once there was a chance
Not since your

**[Chorus]**
Lies, sweet lies, why'd you tell me sweet lies
Oh lies, sweet lies
(Why'd you have to lie to me)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies
Lies, sweet lies
(Sweet Lies)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies
Oh lies, sweet lies
(Why'd you gotta lie to me)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies

 

**[Verse]**
Why'd you lie to me when you can tell the truth
I know it's strange, but it's been done before
No more suspicion or games, what's more
It's different, It's changed
Show yourself to the world, we'd be glad to have you
We'd be glad to have you, we'd be glad

Why'd you tell me sweet lies
 

**[Chorus]**
Lies, sweet lies
(Sweet lies)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies, oh lies, sweet lies
(Why'd you have to lie to me)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies
Lies, sweet lies
(Why'd you have to lie to me)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies, oh lies, sweet lies
(Oh hoh)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies
(Why'd you have to lie to me)
Lies, sweet lies
(No, no)
Why'd you tell me sweet lies
(Oh)
Oh lies, sweet lies
Why'd you tell me sweet lies

 

This song was written about one of the first adult relationships I had. We both played games with each other to the point where there was no trust any more. At one point we broke up and got back together, both of us lying about our exclusivity. The lying was for out of convenience really. I was very immature about the whole thing. She was a good person deep down, but deeply insecure and always put on such a front to the world. That’s what the lyric “Show yourself to the world, we’d be glad to have you” is about.

I love the trombone solo and will never tire of it, even though I can’t listen to the song any more – shout it to Mr. Jim Clarke

3. Never Trust Your Heart

**Verse**
It's been wrong before, should've ignored it
But it beats in my chest, says it always knows best
If I'd never met you, wouldn't have to try to forget you
Lets me know I'm alive, but it hurts inside

**Chorus**
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start

**Bridge**
Don't trust your heart, no its not so smart
But it thumps like a drum

and gets me in trouble again and again
And I don't know what to do

**Verse**
*nothing left to say, head says go

heart says stay*
Oh to be like a stone
Standing strong on my own

**Chorus**
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start
*never trust your heart*
It's been wrong before
*never trust your heart*
And I should've ignored it, oh
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool, hmm
*never trust your heart*
I've been a fool from the start

 

This is about the eternal conflict between ‘heart’ (or instinct, desire, longing, lust) and ‘head’ (mind, logic, rational thinking, realism). I was in a situation that I knew would end in heartbreak, and yet instead of saying no thanks and walking away, I jumped right in.

That inspired the idea that your heart is a living thinking entity within your chest, telling you to do the wrong thing at all times. But it “thumps like a drum” and it can be difficult to ignore. It’ll bring you heartbreak for sure, but what is life without suffering, we don’t know real joy until we experience pain (“lets me know I’m alive”).

The hardest thing is finding a balance between head and heart, knowing you’re alive and acknowledging your desires, but at the same time trying to avoid getting hurt too much. I went in with open eyes so I can have no complaints.

4. In Love / Unrequited

I don't like feeling this insecurity
Don't enjoy the effect you have on me
Now I'm lost again
Could it be I'm getting soft or could it be that
I'm in love with you

My ship is at sea,

this unfamiliar feeling it's called jealousy
I'm not ready yet, that's that you said

but you can't see that
I'm in love with you

You want me around *why do you do it*
But at a distance and it's getting me down

*I don't feel so good*
There's a thing going on, with who

for how long and
Does he know that I'm in love with you

My head is a mess, every day I trust myself less and less
Way to break a man, can you understand why I'm blue
See, I'm in love with you

Ooh *ooh ooh*

I'll try forget about you but I still see you what *I can try*
-ever I do, I'll distract myself with somebody else and
I won't say that I'm in love with you

You know what's in store
End in tears well how come you're so sure
I'll be true to you, what've I gotta do to prove that
I'm in love with you

My cover is blown, tried to be cool but now I'm just alone
Well the irony's not lost on me that i'm still free but
I'm in love with you, I'm in love with you

Can't you see what I see *just open your eyes*
Am I blind in fantasy, baby *or is it in my mind*
You should be beside me *won't you let me come inside*
Always there to remind me that I'm in love with you

I'm going insane, see i'm crazy about you *I thought*
Thought you felt the same *you felt the same as I do*
What a fool am I, still we've got to try
Maybe you could fall in love with me

You could fall in love with me
Maybe you could fall in love with me
You could fall in love with me
Did it ever cross your mind to
*Fall in love with me*
*Fall in love with me*
*Fall in love with me*
Still we've got to try *fall in love with me*
Maybe you could fall in love with me

 

This is another one of these hopeful songs written about a doomed relationship. I wasn’t used to not being in control, and I was especially not used to being someone’s ‘side piece’. This was in the beginning, where the excitement of someone new clouds any sort of rational judgement. I was jealous, I was confused, I was lost, full of self-doubt. “My ship is at sea”. I couldn’t (call me naive but I still can’t) see how someone can be emotionally involved with two people at the same time. It seems unhealthy and counter productive.

And yet instead of walking away, I was optimistic “blind in fantasy”. Hoping without any real basis, “Maybe you could fall in love with me”. I guess I figured everything would work out just fine, like in a Disney movie. This song came from the same place as ‘Never Trust Your Heart’

5. GTFO (feat. OPHELIA MC)

**Chorus**

Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out


**VERSE**
First of all I wanna say thanks to you baby
You showed me I could love again
And I'm grateful, yes I'm thankful
*See you move me like no other can*
See you move me like no other can
But your heart lies with another man
You hang up the phone when I call
Don't pick me up when I fall
Well you know I'm sweet on you babe
So you can do what you like, get the fuck out

 

**Chorus**
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*get the fuck out*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*get the fuck out of here*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*get the fuck out*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out

 

**VERSE**
Aw, ridiculous, your level of ambivalence ambiguous
The depth of our predicament is fickleness
Diligent I must remain vigilent
I'm dead wide to your polygamous impetus
Exclusive a word that you applied to us
You treacherously devious cheating bitch
You eat my flesh and grind my bones to dust
My siren alarm detects vigorous
Coercive techniques, using mystique to subvert my beliefs
Perverting my sense of self and inner peace
My curiosity it got the better of me
You see I'm locked in a loop of abandon of truth
However smooth you cannot sooth my sweetest of tooth
So bemused that to deduce that I'd lose if I choose
To lasso with your cardiac noose
Get the fuck out

 

**Chorus**
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*get the fuck out*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*get the fuck out, get the fuck out*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*hmm hmm*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out

 

**BRIDGE**
You don't know what you mean to me
Do you, do you
Do you, oh, do you

No! Get out!
No! Get out!
*You don't know what you mean to me*
No! Get out!
No! Get out!

 

**VERSE**
She's not the best, she's not the worst
Won't be the last, wasn't the first
Take it on the chin, spend time with yourself
Find peace within, not from someone else
But don't let it bring you down
No, no no, I won't let it bring me down

No empathy, just ridicule
You play the queen, I play the fool
It's over now, that's understood
You can't see the trees, won't see the wood
Don't care if your intentions are good
I'm asking you politely if you could stop messing me around
Get the fuck out

 

**Chorus**
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*get the fuck out*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*You've been making me feel so bad*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out

 

**VERSE**
Okay I know you take me for granted
But I keep coming back, I don't understand it
What can I do to be a man
I must be strong and stick to my plan
To hang up the phone when you call
I won't pick you up when you fall
Well you know I'm sweet in you babe
Still, I'm gonna do what I like
Get the fuck out

 

**Chorus**
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*get the fuck out, get the fuck out*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*You've been making me feel so bad*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out
*So bad*
Get the fuck out of my life, get the fuck out

 

This song is self-explanatory. You can read all the inspirational quotes you like about deleting negative people from your life, but you also have to do something about it. I was my own worst enemy here, but of course I blamed the other person. In hindsight she was even more fucked up than I was. We were a terrible match, just made each other sad. For the first time in my life, I was depressed. The waves of emotion fed this album. First the optimistic love songs, then the melancholy “what if”, and at some point the pain turns to anger. This was real anger turned into an ultimatum. It was so cathartic to write and even more-so to sing.

There aren’t many stronger ways to tell someone to leave than to say “Get out of my life”. Except for one, “Get the Fuck out of my life”! Big love to Ophelia who brought her absolute A-game for this one – full of pain, passion and fire.

7.If You Were Mine

**Verse**
I wonder what's the attraction

is it better than being alone
Why not take positive action

go get a love of your own
No, you shouldn't be someone's girl on the side
Losing your pride in a fantasy, just like me

I need to reach a conclusion

I can't keep living this way
Oh *Seems like love's an illusion*
Won't you talk to me
*Seems like I don't have a say*
See sometimes you want me

and sometimes you don't
Wish that you would but I know you won't
That's when tears fall

**Chorus**
*Oh but* If you were mine
*I wouldn't keep you a secret*
If you were mine, if you were mine
*Wouldn't keep you hidden away* but if you were mine
*I wonder if you believe it* If you were mine, if you were mine
*Doesn't have to be this way* but if you were mine
*No, you shouldn't be someone's girl on the side*
If you were mine, if you were mine
*Losing your pride in a fantasy* but if you were mine
*Just like me* if you were mine, if you were mine

**Verse**
I used to think I was always right
Or is it that i'm too proud
Too busy digging the sunlight, I didn't notice the cloud
Well I used to be sure but now just confused
You start each day in a different mood
*Tell me what to do* what to do with you

*You can tell me it's over, but I know that's no guarantee* for me
*I need to know you're my baby, my baby's only with me
Maybe you need to be sad to be glad* why do you hold on
*Still holding on to a love you once had*
That's when tears fall

**Chorus**
*Oh but* If you were mine
*I wouldn't keep you a secret*
If you were mine, if you were mine
*Wouldn't keep you hidden away* but if you were mine
*I wonder if you believe it* If you were mine, if you were mine
*Doesn't have to be this way* but if you were mine
*No, you shouldn't be someone's girl on the side*
If you were mine, if you were mine
*Losing your pride in a fantasy* but if you were mine
*Just like me* if you were mine, if you were mine

**Bridge**
You came into my life *sweet and lovely*
You come at a price, yeah
And you never cared about it* you don't seem to mind
*Share your loving with me* you don't make up your mind, no

**Verse**
Well I told you I would be there whenever you need to smile
Maybe you don't see just yet, sometimes it takes us a while
No, you don't love yourself like you should, but I do
That's when tears fall

**Chorus**
*Oh but* If you were mine
*I wouldn't keep you a secret*
If you were mine, if you were mine
*Wouldn't keep you hidden away* but if you were mine
*I wonder if you believe it* If you were mine, if you were mine
*Doesn't have to be this way* but if you were mine
*No, you shouldn't be someone's girl on the side*
If you were mine, if you were mine
But if you were mine *no I wouldn't keep you a secret*
If you were mine, if you were mine
*You shouldn't be someone's girl on the side*
But if you were mine
If you were mine, if you were mine
*Losing your mind in a fantasy* but if you were mine
If you were mine
*No, no* if you were mine
*If you were mine*
But if you were mine
If you were mine, if you were mine
But if you were mine
If you were mine, if you were mine

 

This song was a relapse into the 'what if' of a perfect happy conclusion, when the reality was the complete opposite. Even the song title admits that - 'If You Were Mine' - by definition, you're not mine. 
It was more of an open letter to the protagonist of this love triangle referenced in 'In Love / Unrequited' & 'GTFO'. I knew she'd hear it, which coloured the tone somewhat. It ranges from the pleading "Won't you talk to me" to the promises "I wouldn't keep you a secret" to the eventual admission "losing your pride in a fantasy, just like me". I'm not sure what I hoped to achieve with this one. But I had a chorus loop and just went with it. Maybe the writing acts as it's own reward.

Big up Paddy G (Paj) for his funky driving guitar lines in the chorus on this one. 

8. Only Me

**Verse**
Well it's only me
I've been working on my tunes
Redressing these new old wounds
Well it's only me
Got a strong case of déjà vu
Seems to come when I'm with you

Don't call *Just to say hello*
Don't call *I've dried my pillow*
Don't call *Don't call
I've got to go*

**Chorus**
Now I know *Now that I know*
What I know I've *I've gotta go*
Got to go, oh

**Verse**
Still it's only me
I'm still working on my tunes
Still redressing these new old wounds
Still it's only me
Get a strong case of déjà vu
Only seems to come when I'm with you
*Only with you* only with you, only with you

Don't call *Just to say hello*
Don't call *I've dried my pillow*
Don't call *Don't you call
I've got to go*

**Chorus**
Now I know *Now that I know*
What I know I've *I've gotta go*
Got to go, oh

 

9. Just Go Away

**Verse**
Uninvited you arrived at my door
Know your face, don't wanna see it no more
You used to know me very well
No longer close but I remember well
You and I we had it good for a while
Suspicious minds meant we forgot how to smile
I stood accused, I could not stay
Now you're back trying to darken my day
Trying to darken my day, just go away

**Chorus**
Just go away, just go away please
Just go away, just go away please
Don't spoil my day, no you can't stay so just go away
Just go away please

**Verse**
I don't wanna have these thoughts in my head
So many things I could be doing instead
Of feeling ill, I've had my fill
Couldn't swallow this bitter pill
Though I tried to I could not sympathise
Couldn't read the truth in between the lies
Apologies, I wait in vain
What a fool, thought that you had changed
Thought that you had changed, just go away

**Chorus**
Just go away, just go away please
Just go away, just go away please
Don't spoil my day, no you can't stay so just go away
Just go away please
But you don't know
*Just go away, just go away please*
What I've been going through
*Just go away, just go away please*
I'm sorry *Don't spoil my day, no you can't stay so*
I'm sorry *Just go away, just go away please*
But you don't know *Just go away, just go away please*
What I've been going through
*Just go away, just go away please*
I'm sorry *Don't spoil my day, no you can't stay so*
I'm sorry *Just go away
Just go away please*
But you don't know what I've been going through
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but you don't know
Don't, you don't

 

10. Square One

**Verse**
I felt something stronger
Don't know why I bother
To put it on the line, gotta protect what's mine
Now I've gotta go

**Chorus**
Back to the start
Back to the start
Back to the start
Back to the start

**Verse**
Given time apart I was fine
But something always brings me back every time
I thought I was through, but song after song
Tells me I've gone

**Chorus**
Back to the start
Back to the start
Back to the start
Back to the start

**Verse**
I felt something stronger
*Stronger than before*
Don't know why I bother
*Why do I bother*
To put it on the line, gotta protect what's mine
Now I've gotta go

**Chorus**
Back to the start
Back to the start
*I gotta go*
Back to the start
Back to the start
*I'm going back*
Back to the start
*To the start again*
Back to the start
*Cos I never learn*
Back to the start
*No I never learn*
Back to the start

**Verse**
Given time apart I was fine
But something always brings me back every time
I thought I was through *thought I was through*
But song after song
Tells me I've gone

**Chorus**
Back to the start
Back to the start
*you take me there*
Back to the start
Back to the start
Back to the start
*you take me there*
Back to the start
*you take me there*
Back to the start
*you take me there*
Back to the start
*I'm going back*
Back to the start
*To the start again*
Back to the start
*Cos I never learn*
Back to the start
*No I never learn*
Back to the start
*No I never learn*
Back to the start
*Don't pass go, don't pass go*
Back to the start
*Just don't pass go*
Back to the start
*And I never learn*
Back to the start
*And I never learn*