Porcupine Tree Baby Dream In Cellophane

[Written by Steven Wilson]

I am – in my pram

Look you – I’m so new I am – sleeping there

Underneath the stairs

If you – wanted to

You’d find – inside my mind

Things so surreal

My lips are sealed

In the rain in cellphane

Pale dogs and demigods

They won’t bring me down

The clocks go round, they never stop

I’ve been – in limousines

I’ve nseen – inside your dreams

It’s raining there

Try not to stare

Porcupine Tree Blackest Eyes

A mother sings a lullaby to a child

Sometime in the future the boy goes wild

And all his nerves are feeling some kind of energy

A walk in the woods and I will try

Something under the trees that made you cry

It’s so erotic when your make up runs

I got wiring loose inside my head

I got books that I never ever read

I got secrets in my garden shed

I got a scar where all my urges bled

I got people underneath my bed

I got a place where all my dreams are dead

Swim with me into your blackest eyes

A few minutes with me inside my van

Should be so beautiful if we can

I’m feeling something taking over me

Porcupine Tree And The Swallows Dance Above The Sun

[Lyrics: Alan Duffy / Music: Steven Wilson]

I’m sitting in the concrete

I’m listening for a heartbeat

I’m sitting in the painting

I promised I’d be waiting

I’m sitting in the window

I’m listening to the wind blow

I’m sitting in an hour glass

I’m waiting for the march past

I’m sitting in the doorway

I’m wishing for a new day

I’m choking in the landscape

I’m cutting through the red tape

I’m sitting in the concrete

I’m listening for a heartbeat

And the joke has crossed the line

And the final word is mine

And the mist has touched the wood

And the words are understood

And the sand has drifted high

And the blind man gave a cry

And the swallows dance above the sun

And the swallows dance above the sun

Yeah

I’m sitting on the ceiling

I had to know the feeling

I’m sitting in the shelter

I’m going down helter skelter

I’m sitting in the concrete

I’m listening for a heartbeat

Every time I turn around

There’s another face watching me

Every time I turn around

There’s another voice calling me

Every time I turn around

There’s another fool reading me

Every time I turn around

There’s another silence drowning me

Porcupine Tree Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

Never stop the car on a drive in the dark

Never look for the truth in your mother’s eyes

Never trust the sound of rain upon a river

Rushing through your ears

Arriving somewhere but not here

Did you imagine the final sound as a gun?

Or the smashing windscreen of a car?

Did you ever imagine the last thing you’d hear as you’re fading out was a song?

Arriving somewhere but not here

All my designs, simplified

And all of my plans, compromised

All of my dreams, sacrificed

Ever had the feeling you’ve been here before?

Drinking down the poison the way you were taught

Every thought from here on in your life begins

And all you knew was wrong?

Arriving somewhere but not here

All my designs, simplified

And all of my plans, compromised

All of my dreams…

Did you see the red mist block your path?

Did the scissors cut a way to your heart?

Did you feel the envy for the sons of mothers tearing you apart?

Arriving somewhere but not here

Porcupine Tree Anesthetize

A good impression of myself

Not much to conceal

I’m saying nothing

But I’m saying nothing with feel

I simply am not here

No way I…

Shut up, be happy

Stop whining please

Because of who we are

We react in mock surprise

The curse of “there must be more”

So don’t breathe here,

Don’t leave your bags

I simply am not here

No way I…

Shut up, be happy

Stop whining please

The dust in my soul

Makes me feel the weight in my legs

My head in the clouds

And I’m zoning out

I’m watching TV

But I find it hard to stay conscious

I’m totally bored

But I can’t switch off

Only apathy from the pills in me

It’s all in me, all in you

Electricity from the pills in me

It’s all in me, all in you

Only MTV, cod philosophy

We’re lost in the mall

Shuffling through the stores like zombies

What is the point?

What can money buy?

My hand’s on a gun

And I find the range, God tempt me

What did you say?

Think I’m passing out

[x2]

Only apathy from the pills in me

It’s all in me, all in you

Electricity from the pills in me

It’s all in me, all in you

Only MTV, cod philosophy

Water so warm that day (water so warm that day)

I counted out the waves (I counted out the waves)

As they broke into shore

I smiled into the sun

The water so warm that day

I was counting out the waves

And I followed their short life

As they broke on the shoreline

I could see you

But I couldn’t hear you

You were holding your hat in the breeze

Turning away from me in this moment

You were stolen as black across the sun

Water so warm that day (water so warm that day)

I counted out the waves (I counted out the waves)

As they broke into shore (as they broke into shore)

Porcupine Tree A Smart Kid

[Written by Steven Wilson]

Stranded here on planet earth

It’s not much but it could be worse

Everything’s free here, there’s no crowds

Winter lasted five long years

No sun will come again I fear

Chemical harvest was sown

And I will wait for you

Until the sky is blue

And I will wait for you

What else can I do?

A spaceship from another star

They ask me where all the people are

What can I tell them?

I tell them I’m the only one

There was a war but I must have won

Please take me with you.

Porcupine Tree Access Denied

Access denied

All of the smarter kids they stay inside

But out in the pouring rain

You’re kicking me with that look of sheer disdain

The fat controller man

He doesn’t understand he’s my biggest fan

So I’ll stay here on the floor

It’s better to be ignored than to be adored

Church spires ticking

Hose pipes hissing

Don’t want to smother you

Just want you to be the mother of my children (now)

And you do

Good morning lucky man

I hope you enjoyed your sojourn in Japan

It’s such a perfect scene

Back here in Golders Green – cut…end of dream

Porcupine Tree Always Never

[Lyrics – Alan Duffy / Music – Steven Wilson]

I feel no pain

Cos I’m an island

I will remain

In the deafness of your silence

I love you sometimes

Always Never

He said you’re here

Here with me now

I feel no gain

When you’re around me

I’ll try again

In the darkness you astound me

It’s growing cold

I’m growing old

Is this the only way to see the fire?

It’s raining…

Porcupine Tree Bonnie The Cat

Can’t feel the pain that I expected

I still place keys in the ignition

I know what will be

One thought is stopping me from sleeping

I saw the future and it’s breeding

I know what will be

Could be your last resort

Like gold against your soul

There are three things that I would die for

But I am sure you’re not one of them

I know what will be

Could be your last resort

Like gold against your soul

[Whispered:]

You think you’ve got it all wrapped up now

You stumble on so unsuspecting

I know what will be)

I hold your birth control to ransom

The cells divide and grow inside you

I know what will be

I know what will be

I know what will be