Frightened Rabbit Old Old Fashioned

I’ll turn off the TV

It’s killing us we never speak

There’s a radio in the corner

It’s dying to make us see

So give me soft, soft static

With a human voice underneath

And we can both get old fashioned

Put the brakes on these fast, fast wheels

Oh let’s get old fashioned

Back to how things used to be

If I get old, old fashioned

Would you get old, old fashioned with me?

Put the wall clock in the top drawer

Turn off the lights so we can see

We will waltz across the carpet

1-2-3-2-2-3

So give me the soft, soft static

Of the open fire and the shuffle of our feet

We can both get old fashioned

Do it like they did in ’43

Oh let’s get old fashioned

Back to how things used to be

If I get old, old fashioned

Would you get old, old fashioned with me?

So give me soft, soft static

We won’t need no electricity

If we both get old fashioned

We won’t have to rely on our memories

Oh let’s get old fashioned

Back to how things used to be

If I get old, old fashioned

Would you get old, old fashioned with me?

Frightened Rabbit Living In Colour

Living in colour, living in colour

I can see the paint on your toes

Living in colour, living

Even in the blackout, I know

I am floating, I, I am floating

With my eyes closed, with no sails

I am soaking, I, I am weathered

By the winter of mixed drinks

Am I dancing, am, am I nervous?

Simply spinning in my own grave

You were asking, you, you were asking

And with two steps, I’m saved

Living in colour, living in colour

I can see the paint on your toes

Living in colour, living

Even in the blackout, I know

Weeks gone by, I was weak

I was paler than a pine box that holds bones

She poked the iris, then she pierced a hole

And watched the colour rush forth

Modern Madonna, who held my head in

Warm hands with pink nails

Mark my mouth

Whisper that the sickness will go away

Living in colour, living in colour

I can see the paint on your toes

Living in colour, living

Even in the blackout, I know

Living in colour, living in colour

I can see the paint on your toes

Living in colour, living

Even as I blackout, I know

And though I dreamt with a rapid eye

By day I hope to rapidly die

And have my organs laid on ice

Wait for somebody that would treat them right

And as the night started swallowing

You put the blood to my blue lips

Forced the life through still veins

Filled my heart with red again

Living in colour, living in colour

I can see the paint on your toes

Living in colour, living

Even in the blackout, I know

Living in colour, living in colour

I can see the paint on your toes

Living in colour, living

Even as I blackout, I know

Living in colour, living in colour

I can see the paint on your toes

Living in colour

Even as I blackout, I know

Frightened Rabbit Snow Still Melting

We are ruled by a governing frost

It melts beneath alcohol briefly and then bites back

Breathe on panes of glass

A circle apears before freezing again, aha

And it’s taking it’s time

Decree by reluctant

Decree in night by night

So slow mountain, and doesn’t it take it’s time?

We are ruled by a governing frost

It’s as thin as a wedding veil

Too heavy to lift for a kiss

And a kiss brings warmth

But not nearly enough to finish the thaw

Call spring from 6 months in clothes

This calls for bold, naked honesty

Petrol, a match, and a torch

This snow is still melting and doesn’t it take it’s time?

To lost almost all feeling, Jesus, didn’t that take awhile?

Ohh, ohhh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Well, the snow may have melted but it covered all kinds of dirt

Can take one brush east, start sweeping and we’ll clear this up

All the snow may have melted, but it covered all kinds of hurt

If we take one brush east, start sweeping and we’ll clear this up

Clear this up

Frightened Rabbit Floating In The Forth

So you just stepped out

of the front of my house

and I’ll never see you again.

I closed my eyes for a second

and when they opened

you weren’t there.

And the door shut shut

I was vacuum packed,

shrink-wrapped out of air

And the spine collapsed

and the eyes rolled back

to stare at my starving brain,

And fully clothed, I float away

(I’ll float away)

Down the Forth, into the sea

I think I’ll save suicide for another day.

And I picture this corpse

on the M8 hearse

and I half run away to sleep

On a rolled up coat

against the window

with the strobe of the sun

and the life I’ve led

am I ready to leap

is there peace beneath

the roar of the Forth road bridge?

On the Northern side

there’s a Fife of mine

and a boat in the port for me,

And fully clothed, I float away

(I’ll float away)

Down the Forth, into the sea

I’ll steer myself

through drunken waves

these manic gulls

scream it’s okay

take your life

give it a shake

gather up

all your loose change

I think I’ll save suicide for another year.

Frightened Rabbit Still Want To Be Here

The perfect place may never exist, may never exist

The perfect time might be years and years away

The city is overweight and it’s pressing on the pair of us

We scowl and sweat beneath the overbearing crush

But I still want to be here, want to be here

I still want to be here, want to be here

And I would live in a devil’s ditch just to be near you

I still want to be here, want to be here

There is shit all over on the street outside our house now

Junk veins dance at the bus stop next to the rodeo clowns

Nowhere to run to so we hide like mislaid infants

Fuck these faceless homes and everyone who lives in them

But I still want to be here, want to be here

I still want to be here, want to be here

And I would live in a shallow pit just to be near you

I still want to be here

I still want to be here, want to be here

I still want to be here, want to be here

And I would live in a devil’s ditch just to be near you

I still want to be here

Frightened Rabbit Skip The Youth

I’ve been digging that hole tonight

On my knees beneath the moon

All I need is a place to lie

Guess a grave will have to do

Won’t you give me two minutes please?

Just let me cover my eyes

All the hammer and scrape has been chipping away

At the luster of life

So I (move, move)

I would but I am so tired

(Move, move) If I can’t shake myself

I can’t dance with you

Though my body is far from old

I’m bound to useless youth

And I can’t fake a fist to throw

Through the crust of the Earth

If you find me, don’t wake me

I can’t be shaken awake

If you don’t stare at the dark

If you never feel bleak

Life starts to lose its taste

So I (move, move)

I would but I am so tired

(Move, move) If I can’t shake myself

I can’t dance with you

(I hear the drums)

The worn-out beat of a tired heart

(You are young)

If this is the prime of life I wish I could skip

The blasted youth

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too fast

Skip the youth, it’s aging me too much

Frightened Rabbit The Loneliness And The Scream

Can you hear the road from this place?

can you hear footsteps? voices?

can you see the blood on my sleeve?

i have fallen in the forest.

did you hear me?

in the loneliness?

oh, the loneliness

and the scream to prove

to everyone

that i exist

in the loneliness

oh, the loneliness

and the scream to bring

the blood to the front of my face again

am i here? of course i am, yes

all i need is your hand

to drag me out again

it wasn’t me,

i didn’t dig this ditch

i was walking for weeks

before i fell in

to the loneliness

oh, the loneliness

and the scream to prove

to everyone

that i exist

in the loneliness

oh, the loneliness

and the scream to fill

a thousand black

balloons with air

fall down, find god

just to lose it again

glue the community together

we were hammering it

fell down, found love

but i can to lose it again

but now our communal heart

it beats miles from here

Frightened Rabbit Set You Free

When I hold you baby

And your heart beats close to me

I wanna stay in your arms forever

Oh, your love can set you free

When i wake each morning

And the storm beats down on me

And I know we belong together

Oh, your love can set you free

Set you free

and dance forever

Set you free

and dance forever

Set you free

and dance forever

Oh, your love can set you free

When we touch each other

In a state of ecstasy

I want this night to last forever

Oh, love can set you free

And when I wake each morning

And the storm beats down on me

I know we belong together

Oh, your love can set you free

Set you free

and dance forever

Set you free

dance forever

Set you free

and dance forever

Oh, your love can set you free

ah, ah yeh

ah, ah yeh

ah, ah yeh

ah, ah yeh

ah, ah yeh

ah, ah yeh

Frightened Rabbit Be Less Rude

Oh this is what we need

a line in the sand

I would cross to here

before the tide comes in

and you should be less rude

you don’t know what it might do for you

I’d be less rude to you

we might just get along, too

you sit on your high horse

and you spout your high horse shite

I’m afraid you’ve been misled

your high horse is in fact a pony

oh you should be less rude

you don’t know what it might do for you

I’d be less rude to you

we might just get along too

I’ll take that back now take that back

you should take that back, back, back

oh and you should be less rude

you don’t know what it might do for you

I’d be less rude to you

we might just get along, too