Fyfe Dangerfield When You Walk In The Room

In this moment

No-one is pulling me down into the ground

In this moment

No-one is pulling me down into the ground

I can’t help it if I’m happy

I can’t help it if I’m happy not to be sad

‘Cause when you walk in the room

I see things that I can’t understand

I want you endlessly

I want you endlessly

I want you endlessly

I was tired

Working myself into an early grave

I was lonely

Trying to teach myself how to behave

But these things have their own patterns

These things are fathomlessly out of our hands

And when you walk in the room

I know my life’s never going to be planned

All of these old addresses

All of these empty guesses

You carry all of their weight on your back

I want you endlessly

I want you endlessly

I want you endlessly

I want you endlessly

In this moment

No-one is pulling me down into the ground

Fyfe Dangerfield Livewire

There was a crack in your smile the day you were born

You’re out on the pull and it’s making you yawn

Good samaritans never play their part

Come round, let me put my hands around your heart

Livewire, your life is in the fire

You got everything to play for

1-1, half time

Livewire, the world is yours to hire

We got everything to live for

Don’t kick it all the time

Standing in the borough markets selling straws

People just stare at you and gawp

You’d like to say you’re wasted,

but it’s not the alcohol that’s making you feel like a flat spare wheel

Livewire, your life is in the fire

We got everything to play for

1-1, half time

Livewire, the world is yours to hire

You got everything to live for

Don’t kick it all the time

Helicopters hover over the street

There’s always somebody else you’re dying to meet

And you’re always getting older

That’s the deepest thought you can commit to paper

As the nights get later

Livewire, your life is in the fire

We’ve got everything to play for

1-1, half time

Livewire, the world is yours to hire

You’ve got everything to live for

Don’t kick it all the time

Don’t kick it all the time

Fyfe Dangerfield Any Direction

The boy in the iron mask with wire for brains

is firing bows and arrows wherever he thinks it should rain

Yeah he’s drunk too much coffee once again

This could go in any direction

Any direction at all

This could go in any direction

Any direction at all

Our memories in the cupboard are getting up and walking

And there’s life going on but we’re too busy talking

What I am trying to say

Is that we’re losing our way

But this could go in any direction

Any direction at all

This could go in any direction

Any direction at all

And some heart is always going to get broken

And somebody’s always going to crack

Something is always going to be incomplete

But you have to stop this looking back

This could go in any direction

Any direction at all

This could go in any direction

Any direction at all

You could go in any direction

Any direction at all

Yeah this could go in any direction

Any direction at all

Hold your nerve and keep on walking

All we have to do is keep on walking

This could go in any direction

Any direction at all

This could go in any direction

Any direction at all

Fyfe Dangerfield So Brand New

Fly yellow moon

You put the smile back on my face

Fly yellow moon

Fare you well

Fly yellow moon

You give this charmless world some grace

and I don’t know how you

do all of these things you do

They’re so brand new

So brand new

Once I was livid

Once I was in hate

Once I was Lear on the rocks

The coast collapses

Autumn leaves without a trace

We’re rolling down a hill

Yet our bodies lie here still

They’re so brand new

So brand new

The coast collapses

Autumn leaves without a trace

and all I want to do

Is run circles around you

You’re so brand new

So brand new

Fyfe Dangerfield She’s Always A Woman

She can kill with a smile

She can wound with her eyes

She can ruin your faith with her casual lies

And she only reveals what she wants you to see

She hides like a child,

But she’s always a woman to me

She can lead you to love

She can take you or leave you

She can ask for the truth

But she’ll never believe

And she’ll take what you give her

As long as it’s free

Yeah, she steals like a thief

But she’s always a woman to me

Ooooh she takes care of herself

She can wait if she wants

She’s ahead of her time

Ooooh and she never gives out

And she never gives in

She just changes her mind

And she’ll promise you more

Than the Garden of Eden

Then she’ll carelessly cut you

And laugh while you’re bleeding

But she’ll bring out the best

And the worst you can be

Blame it all on yourself

Cause she’s always a woman to me

Hmmmm hmmmmm

Ooooh she takes care of herself

She can wait if she wants

She’s ahead of her time

Ooooh and she never gives out

And she never gives in

She just changes her mind

She is frequently kind

And she’s suddenly cruel

She can do as she pleases

She’s nobody’s fool

And she can’t be convicted

She’s earned her degree

And the most she will do

Is throw shadows at you

But she’s always a woman to me

Hmmmm hmmmmm

Fyfe Dangerfield Faster Than The Setting Sun

When there’s storm clouds higher than heaven

And there’s angels defeating themselves

And you can’t get past half past eleven

Without feeding the sharks on the shelf

Then…

Faster than the setting sun we’ll run away

Faster than the setting sun

Faster than the setting sun we’ll run away

When you can’t sleep for all of these visions

of the iridescent lands

and you can’t reach a single decision

without your wet face kissing your hands

Then throw it in the sand

(Breathe it in, breathe it out)

Try to understand

Love lands

Faster than the setting sun

Faster than the setting sun we’ll run away

Faster than the setting sun

Faster than the setting sun…

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

Faster than the setting sun we’ll run away

Faster than the setting sun

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

No they don’t slow dance ’round here no more

No more

No more

Fyfe Dangerfield High On The Tide

There’s salt in the air, it’s a taste that I know

and the memory of you has started to go

Sometimes we live just to get thrown

And so a cheap train ticket is carrying me back to my home

High on the tide

Chasing my demons away completely

High on the tide

Can in my hand going down so sweetly

High on the tide

Don’t wake me up and tell me that I’m dreaming

it’s just how I am

Stumbling barefoot over the sands

With no-one and nothing at my command

But with the waves on the shore and the sea in my hair

I can honestly say this – I really and truly don’t care

High on the tide

Killing my boredom by doing nothing

High on the tide

Finally this world resembles something

High on the tide

Oh who needs forever when all they have’s opinions

Hey I’m doing fine.

For once in my life

I’m glad to be here not there

High on the tide

Sun falling down but it feels like morning

High on the tide

Tomorrow is just an idea

On the high tide

Don’t wake me up and tell me what you’re leaving

I already know

Fyfe Dangerfield Firebird

Firebird come into me tonight

Stay awake with me through this dark night

We can ride til the morning light

On a bicycle made for two

On a bicycle made for two

Hush for the baby he’s asleep in the hay

And if we should wake him we’ll be turned stony grey

Silence is golden and it’s ours today

On a bicycle made for two

On a bicycle made for two

Some come higher, some come low

Some come demon-faced, some come slow

Some come beautiful, helpless and warm

like the first drop of water after the storm

Firebird stay with me tonight

All the world is asleep

The world is alright

And as long as you’re mine we can conquer light

On a bicycle made for two

On a bicycle made for two

Fyfe Dangerfield Don’t Be Shy

Don’t be shy

It’ll get you nowhere

I was shy

And it got me nowhere

And I feel like turning into a boy again

When you’re young

Buckets don’t have holes in

Days are long

And summer always rolls in

bowls in

And you feel like turning to the sky and crying

“stay, stay, stay”

And if the truth is what you want

Then things aren’t looking good

There’ve been dreams in my life

But they rot away like wood

In a good year

One or two may come true

But dreams aren’t really dreams are they

Once they’ve come true

They just vanish within you

So don’t be cold when a lover calls you

Go to her, ask her to sing for you

Adore you

And she’ll make you feel like you’re a boy again

For a moment that will pass

For a moment that will pass

Fyfe Dangerfield Barricades

When love is a crippled dream

When love is a crippled dream

That’s where you’ll find me

Saying I’m not afraid

And when love is a barricade

When love is a barricade

That’s where I’ll find you

Saying we’re already made

I want to be near you all day

I want to be near you all day

I want to be near you all day

Don’t go away

When love is a howling face

Trapped in a hollow place

I won’t surrender

or give you up

So don’t put up these barricades

We don’t need barricades

We have each other

And that won’t fade

I want to be near you all day

I want to be near you all day

I want to be near you all day

Don’t go away

To the dark, to the smoke

To those downstairs

No fares

I want to be near you all day

I want to be near you all day