Creeper Novena

Humble moon, what now do I do?

A restaurants’ plastic glass,

At house party with your hip flask.

Has he kept you precious like a locket?

The pale night alive. Through your jeans tight,

Cigarette box outline in your pocket.

We’re in the bathroom and you perch on the sink.

I begin to infatuate, exasperate, resuscitate.

By day the cat sleeps, but at night how he moans

Through the windows perspex. We sit and talk about sex

Because it’s all we have in common, don’t you know.

And it’s youth, ever fading youth.

Would you have lived differently if you had known

This life was on loan?

I recall the blue first night I met you,

And gaze through the passing time.

Your hair was henna and wine.

The contrast in what I dream and reality.

Took you back from the club while your friends all did drugs,

We never spoke about love, just mortality.

And it’s youth, ever fading youth.

Would you have lived differently if you had known

This life was on loan?

And it’s youth, ever fading youth.

Would you have lived differently if you had known

This life was on loan?

All of these nights you just trawl the same streets.

Tell the same stories, you count the heart beats.

Obsess with the death of the miracle days.

I can feel all your dreams start to flicker and fade.

And it’s youth, ever fading youth.

Would you have lived differently if you had known

This life was on loan?

Youth, ever fading youth.

Creeper Crickets

Baby I’m sorry to call you so late,

Oh I forget I can’t call you that name.

Still make those slips all of the time,

Don’t know when I’ll get better.

I think to the night that you handed me back,

Records that we shared and the life that we had.

You said in that condescending tone,

I’ll never forget you.

She’s in your jeans,

But I don’t care.

You were my dream.

Now my nightmare.

At your sister’s wedding I gave all that I had,

Your father was cold, and your mother was sad.

I thought to myself they were like you and I,

When we last met.

My love is a nail I can’t pull out with plyers,

The lovers I’ve had have been gaslighting liars.

Don’t know what that says about me,

But I just give in.

I mean it now it’s making me ill.

She’s in your jeans,

But I don’t care.

You were my dream.

Now my nightmare.

So call me when you break up,

As you always do.

I can’t promise I will pick up,

I’m done with you.

She’s in your jeans,

But I don’t care.

You were my dream.

Now my nightmare.

She’s in your jeans,

But I don’t care.

You were my dream.

Now my nightmare.

Creeper Gloom

There’s all these vacant eyes in the club tonight

We look a lot more human here

You know I loved you once for a couple months

You were just to drunk to care

They only want you when you’re gone (So I don’t try it’s easier)

Of all the truths, the hardest one (For when you call not to answer)

But I learnt a lot of life

From watching what we had die

I held you like you were a kitchen knife

Now I don’t hold you at all

Under the sapphire light of this lonely night

I dance along, don’t feel much no more

You make it harder just to sleep (So I don’t try it’s easier)

With all the secrets you don’t keep (for when you call not to answer)

But I learnt a lot of life

From watching what we had die

And I learnt a lot of life

From watching what we had die

Did you see the stars shine above you?

Did he hold your hand like I used to?

I know that in this world there are two types of people –

The ones you walk away from, the ones that you’ll give in to

Identify and exorcise

Did you see the stars shine above you?

Did he hold your hand like I used to?

I know that in this world there are two types of people –

The ones you walk away from, the ones that you’ll give in to

They only want you when you’re gone (So I don’t try it’s easier)

Of all the truths, the hardest one (For when you call not to answer)

But I learnt a lot of life

From watching what we had die

But I learnt a lot of life

From watching what we had die

Creeper Down Below

I once saw a girl who had a heart so blue,

And she smoked and drank about as much as you.

And I was hoping, baby we’d get out soon,

While the night’s still young under this waning moon.

And I can’t think about the way we once were,

I can’t think about his fingers running through your hair.

Or what goes on in my room when I’m not there.

Down below,

I’ll meet you in the river down below.

I once saw a girl who looked a lot like you,

Hair was storm cloud black, her eyes were raindrop blue.

And all I wanted baby, was to hold you.

Before the stranger comes under this waning moon.

Down below,

He’ll meet you in the river down below.

Down below,

He’ll meet you in the river down below.

Let me take you down.

And he’ll come to see you in the window of your home,

To take you to the river down below.

And he’ll come to see you in the window of your home

To take you to the river down below.

And he’ll come to see you in the window of your home

To take you to the river down below.

Down below,

He’ll meet you in the river down below.

Down below,

He’ll meet you in the river down below.

Down below,

He’ll meet you in the river down below.

Creeper Winona Forever

In the alley your eyes like valleys

Like gallows that hang from the night

I wrote you letters, have never felt better

I bury myself in the void

Because

Yeah I’ve been drinking and you know

That I’ve been thinking of you so

I know I’m a wreck all the time

But maybe I could be your boy

And do all of the things that you want to do

You could be my Winona

And I could get your name in a heart tattoo, on my arm

These late nights are doing me harm

As you’re leaving, I’m barely breathing

Keeping it all to myself

The club is empty, my head’s full of concrete

And I’d rather be someplace else

Because

Yeah I’ve been drinking and you know

That I’ve been thinking of you so

I know I’m a wreck all the time

But maybe I could be your boy

And do all of the things that you want to do

You could be my Winona

And I could get your name in a heart tattoo, on my arm

These late nights are doing me harm

And it’s breaking me to see you so happy

I just want the worst for you

So selfish and typical of me

To sail and sink with you

And it’s breaking me to see you so happy

I just want the worst for you

So selfish and typical of me

To sail and sink with you

And it’s breaking me to see you so happy

I just want the worst for you

So selfish and typical of me

To sail and sink with you

To sail and sink with you

But maybe I could be your boy

And do all of the things that you want to do

You could be my Winona

And I could get your name in a heart tattoo

But maybe I could be your boy

And do all of the things that you want to do

You could be my Winona

And I could get your name in a heart tattoo, on my arm

These late nights are doing me harm

Creeper Black Rain

“At war with the world, yet worlds apart

To return is a promise I can’t make

You see, we together have The Callous Heart

Because Callous Hearts don’t break.”

Do you recall when you’d lay on my chest?

Now where you once slept just lays such an emptiness

We’re going through this phase where we feel nothing

Making out with ‘loneliness’, cheating on each other with ‘regret’

We’re so forgettable and miserable

I wrote for you a chorus to end it all

And in the rain, I screamed your name

So darling, just you shut your pretty mouth

I know I mean nothing to you now

Do you recall when he had you undressed?

So young and so blessed, a letterbomb with no address

You were young and nameless, guilty but blameless

We woke the neighbours screaming at the weather once again

We’re so forgettable and miserable

I wrote for you a chorus to end it all

You wanna know why it rains?

And in the rain, I screamed your name

So darling, just you shut your pretty mouth

I know I mean nothing to you now

And in the rain, I screamed your name

So darling, just you shut your pretty mouth

I know I mean nothing to you now

And all the colours bleed in on themselves and I’m left so cold

When all I wanted was a hand to hold to watch the world explode

I was all of the things that you always dreamt and then never did

All of the lives that you could have led but then never lived

The midnight kids

And in the rain, I screamed your name

So darling, just you shut your pretty mouth

I know I mean nothing to you now

And in the rain, I screamed your name

So darling, just you shut your pretty mouth

I know I mean nothing to you now

Creeper Hiding With Boys

Overtired/overthink

Club nights and cheap drinks

Do you ever think of me the way I think about you?

Lately I’m on the brink

I stand up and slowly sink

Into the pavement below and if I ever die I’ll have someone let you know

It was all your fault

Hiding with the boys in your bedroom

Hiding the evidence of dying youth

Under cigarettes and stale perfume

Approaching midnight

In teenage twilight

Black hair and skinny jeans

Alert your parent’s porch light

Oh, when we met last spring

We had such a pretty thing

We fade like a Polaroid

I’m all things you were taught to avoid

I’m clothes you never wear

I’m yours but you don’t care

Hiding with the boys in your bedroom

Hiding the evidence of dying youth

Under cigarettes and stale perfume

Hiding with the boys in your bedroom

Hiding the evidence of dying youth

Under cigarettes and stale perfume

In your bedroom

In your bedroom

In your bedroom

Lie on your bed, lie through your teeth

(Loving you is killing me, loving you is killing me)

Lie on your bed, lie to me

(Loving you is killing me, loving you is killing me)

Lie on your bed, lie through your teeth

(Loving you is killing me, loving you is killing me)

Lie on your bed, lie to me

(Loving you is killing me, loving you is killing me)

Hiding with the boys in your bedroom

Hiding the evidence of dying youth

Under cigarettes and stale perfume

Hiding with the boys in your bedroom

Hiding the evidence of dying youth

Under cigarettes and stale perfume

(Loving you is killing me, loving you is killing me)

Creeper Lie Awake

Our hearts break over and over forever, or at least each time we meet

I’m keen to keep this agreement we tend to talk but never speak

I’m bitter and drunk again

In the living room with old R.E.M

Though I don’t know any of them

You’re city across with your

Your phantom friends

Lie awake, lie awake

Confess your flaws to the ceiling

Lie awake, lie awake

A million tiny ghosts fall from your throat

Lie awake, lie awake

Confess your flaws to the ceiling

Lie awake, lie awake

A million tiny ghosts fall from your throat

It’s a funeral for a feeling, a life I forget to live

The feeling is fleeting. Purple bows and summer clothes

Every night is disparate and every night our distance grows

I’m bitter and drunk again

In the living room with old R.E.M

Though I don’t know any of them

You’re city across with your

Your phantom friends

Lie awake, lie awake

Confess your flaws to the ceiling

Lie awake, lie awake

A million tiny ghosts fall from your throat

Lie awake, lie awake

Confess your flaws to the ceiling

Lie awake, lie awake

A million tiny ghosts fall from your throat

It’s a funeral for a feeling, a life I forget to live

I’ll call you up and lie about the fucks that I don’t give

I felt the bed fall away on the night you left

I barely closed my eyes with the amount I slept

Like a falling star to ground below

And if you ever fall again don’t let me know

So sleep alone out of spite, every night, every night

So sleep alone out of spite, every night, every night

So sleep alone out of spite, every night, every night

So sleep alone out of spite, every night, every night

So sleep alone out of spite

So sleep alone out of spite

Creeper Blue Christmas

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you

I’ll be so blue just thinking about you

Decorations of red on our green Christmas tree

Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me

And when those blue snowflakes start fallin’

That’s when those blue memories start callin’

You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white

But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you

I’ll be so blue just thinking about you

You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white

But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

Creeper Black Cloud

You threw our rings into the wishing well

Your best friend didn’t know what to do

I walked upon the ancient hallway

Down to your bedroom to get to you

You’ve been keeping count of the boys of the lips you bite

Spiking all your own drinks at the start of every night

It’s late again and we’re barely friends, facts you forget or at least pretend to

It’s true, I’m no good for me or you

And I’ll be your curse, the one you tell your friends about

Pills from the nurse fall like snow into the sea

So when it hurts don’t fret upon my whereabouts

Just remember you’re still young and you’re still free

So forget about me

I’ve been overthinking every night and day this week

Been knocking nails into my ears to block out the words you speak

See I know you and all the things you do

Too much of a wreck to know what to expect. Break up. Break down. 22

And I’ll be your curse, the one you tell your friends about

Pills from the nurse fall like snow into the sea

So when it hurts don’t fret upon my whereabouts

Just remember you’re still young and you’re still free

And when you’re dreaming in your bed

And when you’re dreaming in the night

From the place of your birth to the ends of the earth

Our void is ‘love in decline’

Your curse, the one you tell your friends about

Pills from the nurse fall like snow into the sea

So when it hurts don’t fret upon my whereabouts

Just remember you’re still young and you’re still free

So forget about me

Yeah forget about me

Me

Me