Drowners Cruel Ways

There’s an alternate meaning behind the words you spoke

I can hear that now

Well I know he wants you back but I don’t wanna let you go

Can you feel that?

It’s tight enough to choke

How could you say a thing like that?

How could you say a thing like that?

I look to your face and see

it’s telling me there’s no retort

and the things I thought are coming true due to your cruel ways

Now we sleep in separate rooms

I talk to walls instead of you

Can you hear me? No?

I’m combining luck and chance

hoping for you sideways glance so I can see you

You laugh but there’s no joke

How could you say a thing like that?

How could you say a thing like that?

I look to your face and see

it’s telling me there’s no retort

and the things i thought are coming true due to your cruel ways

There’s an alternate meaning behind the words you spoke

I can hear that now

I’m combining luck and chance hoping for you sideways glance

so I can see you

You laugh but there’s no joke

How could you say a thing like that?

How could you say a thing like that?

I look to your face and see it’s telling me there’s no retort

and the things i thought are coming true due to your cruel ways

true due to your cruel ways

Drowners Luv, Hold Me Down

In a simple skirt you caused a ricochet

Of courting boys who watched you walk away

But I don’t live my life like you do

No I don’t live my life like you do

So, hold me down and never let me go

A school boy grin that only goes to show

That I could never have such control

Every time you leave

Every time you leave, I wanna go

Rip me up and bully me in jest

About the afternoons where you spent sleeping on my chest

But I don’t live my life like you do

No I don’t live my life like you do

So, hold me down and never let me go

A school boy grin that only goes to show

That I could never have such control

Every time you leave

Every time you leave, I wanna go

So, hold me down and never let me go

A school boy grin that only goes to show

That I could never have such control

Every time you leave

Every time you leave, I wanna go

Drowners Don’t Be Like That

How can you say that with a straight face when it’s eight months down the line?

Please don’t treat me like a stranger cos I’ve put in too much time.

If we’re forced to be apart, then I’ll make up some complaints.

For a lifetime in the dark begins to weigh down.

Back when you were blonde and I was green to your ways.

Back when you were blonde and I was green to your ways.

I still wanna be involved, I just can’t make those mistakes.

“Don’t be like that,” is all you have to say.

That lad pins all of his luck onto that flipped up cigarette.

I re-read the words you wrote then I scroll through my regrets.

If we’re forced to be apart, then I’ll make up some complaints.

For a lifetime in the dark begins to weigh down.

Back when you were blonde and I was green to your ways.

Back when you were blonde and I was green to your ways.

I still wanna be involved, I just can’t make those mistakes.

“Don’t be like that,” is all you have to say.

Drowners Bar Chat

The nights got late morning signs through the window showing

My cars arrived, I’d take you there but it’s not where I’m going

And someone said you somehow knew all my friends

But I don’t want to know

Don’t go ’round telling everyone in town

Don’t go ’round telling everyone in town

What’s the point in running just to be the fastest loser

Where’s the fun in watching all of those vultures linger

I’m one to talk, I compete when I’m feeling able

But other times I sulk and drink myself under the table

Don’t go ’round telling everyone in town

Don’t go ’round telling everyone in town

Don’t go ’round telling everyone in town

Don’t go ’round telling everyone in town

Drowners Long Hair

Barely nineteen, I see you every night

Whispering “between us girls,

Oh yeah between us girls

I don’t think of him that often anymore”

Well all the girls had long hair

And all the boys had long hair

And you were missing out

Once a week I keep an evening free for you

Does he teach you things

Oh does he teach you things

That you’d never do for me

Well I know what you mean

Well all the girls had long hair

And all the boys had long hair

And you were missing out

Well all the girls had long hair

And all the boys had long hair

And you were missing out

Well all the girls had long hair

And all the boys had long hair

And you were missing out

Drowners A Button On Your Blouse

You watch me close like a prisoner

Only feed me bread and water

‘Cause I’ve got one last chance to hold you

Have you seen me in my prison clothes?

Have you seen me in my…

Why don’t you just come around

And undo another button on your blouse

These days, you know, I rarely leave the house

And I hate the thought of you

I hate the thought of you missing out

And there’s barely a crease on my pillow

‘Cause in the borstal I sleep so shallow

Last chance for a beating from the boys

This is the last time, I swear, never again, never again

Well, at least until tomorrow

Why don’t you just come around

And undo another button on your blouse

These days, you know, I rarely leave the house

And I hate the thought of you

I hate the thought of you missing out

Why don’t you just come around

And undo another button on your blouse

These days, you know, I rarely leave the house

And I hate the thought of you

I hate the thought of you missing out

Drowners Conversations With Myself

Where you going and how long until you’re back

To forget what, what I just lost track

I go to places where we used to go

The empty bedroom has been feeling cold

You must be busy, I’ve not heard from you for a while

Feeling lonely, no I’ll be alright

My one track mind isn’t treating me

Quite as kindly as I’d have liked but did you go

Conversations with myself

Conversations with myself

When I find the words I want to say

The door is locked and I can’t find a way out

I trash the photos that you read I saw today

I just assumed that you wouldn’t mind anyway

It struck me, strange you never considered

Saying anything along the lines of those

Conversations with myself

Conversations with myself

When I find the words I want to say

The door is locked and I can’t find a way out

Conversations with myself

Conversations with myself, woah

Struck me strange that you had left

All those, conversations with myself

When I find the words I wanna say

The door is locked and I can’t find a way out

Drowners Dreams Don’t Count

Inside a blue room, you could tell the sun was coming up

I watched you change the way you look like a sweet chameleon

You were becoming brighter, what a wonderful way to like her

I know that dreams don’t count, count

I know that dreams don’t count

But if it feels real, what the hell’s the point of stealing

That image I have of you from me

This afternoon I thought about all the lies you’ve lived before

And I just couldn’t block it out, all the songs that you swore

Were written for you, well here’s another one for the pile

Can you see my white flag across the avenue tonight?

I know that dreams don’t count, count

I know that dreams don’t count

But if it feels real, what the hell’s the point of stealing

That image I have of you from me

Drowners Another Go

They crawl out the woodwork

When they heard that you were gone

And for a minute there I let them take the edge off

You’ve learned this is happening

Right in the back of my head

While I wonder who you’ve got sleeping there on my side of the bed

Don’t you wanna give it another go

Well you know I do

But I suspect you don’t

Don’t you wanna give it another go

Well you know I do

But I suspect you don’t

In dark times I’m thinking

When you swung through the door

Are you the lightning bolt that stole my thunder

The things I once whispered

And the guts I used to get

In my head you’re having a laugh right then with whoever it is you’re with

Don’t you wanna give it another go

Well you know I do

But I suspect you don’t

Don’t you wanna give it another go

Well you know I do

But I suspect you don’t

Would you consider letting me twist your arm

All the breeze loves to tease me cause I kept the door ajar

And I think it’s you

But it’s never you

Don’t you wanna give it another go

Well you know I do

But I suspect you don’t

Don’t you wanna give it another go

Well you know I do

But I suspect you don’t

Drowners Let Me Finish

I cough along the avenue

Retracing steps that we once took and here I am hooking arms

With someone else who must remind me of you

To some extent. Well I know it’s bad to see you

But I let it slip

I let it slip

When I feel the sweet caress

Of a familiar lower lip

That’s dancing on my neck

And oh God I can’t control myself

The sweet caress

Of a familiar lower lip

That’s dancing on my neck

And oh God I can’t control myself

Well I know it’s bad to picture shadows watching you undress

It’s nice to see you happy but nice you’ve got regrets

And ordinarily I want to make you jealous

But I let it slip

I let it slip

I feel the sweet caress

Of a familiar lower lip

That’s dancing on my neck

And oh God I can’t control myself

The sweet caress

Of a familiar lower lip

That’s dancing on my neck

And oh God I can’t control myself

The sweet caress

Of a familiar lower lip

That’s dancing on my neck

And oh God I can’t control myself

The sweet caress

Of a familiar lower lip

That’s dancing on my neck

And oh God

Oh God

Oh God