The Courteeners Why Are You Still With Him?

He only calls you up when he wants something

Like a wasp that’s lost its sting

I think he’d look good on a windscreen

He’ll hang you out like the bedsheets on the line to dry

You gotta be strong, be tall, be thick, be false.

Don’t let him crucify

So why are you still with him?

I wanna say that he’s played with your heart for the last time

But we both know that is just a dream of mine

He’s running rings round you whilst you shop for yours

When it rains it fucking pours

The weather never changes in your town

The life of Riley is one he occupies

I’m not obsessed and I’m not a spy

I’ve better things to do in my spare time, honest

So why are you still with him?

I wanna say that he’s played with your heart for the last time

But we both know that is just a dream of mine

So why are you still with him?

I wanna say that he’s stayed in your bed for the last time

But we both know that is just a dream of mine

The Courteeners Sycophant

I’ll never dance with a sycohpant

I’d rather entertain disdain

From someone who I love

At least you know where you stand

You’ll never understand

Keep your eyes on your own work son

Do your homework son

We will never be undone

We’re like a father and a son

We will never be undone

I’ll ask you…

Are my clothes alright?

Is my hair alright?

You can say what you want cos it’s what we like

We are judged on every single thing we do

We could not care less, cos we are us not you.

You say you’re clued up

I think you’re glued up

You’re seen everywhere in town

But you’re never with a friend

You know everybody’s name

You’re the king of pretend

The proof’s in the pudding, and the gigs

You’ve not even been to Woolworths to buy your mix

You flirt with the weather, a kneeling knave

Billy Shakespeare would be spinning in his grave

Are my clothes alright?

Is my hair alright?

You can say what you want cos it’s what we like

We are judged on every single thing we do

I could not give one cos we are us not you.

You say you’re clued up

I think you’re glued up

You’re seen everywhere in town

But you’re never with a friend

You know everybody’s name

You’re the king of pretend

Are my clothes alright?

Is my hair alright?

You can what you want cos it’s what we like

We are judged on every single thing we do

We could not care less cos we are us not you

Are my clothes alright?

Is my hair alright?

You can say what you want, thank you and goodnight

We are judged on every single thing we do

We could not care less cos we are us not you

You say you’re clued up

I think you’re glued up

You’re seen everywhere in town

But you’re never with a friend

You know everybody’s name

You’re the king of pretend

You love to dance, you’re a sycophant

How do you sleep? how do you get up? Get fucked

The Courteeners Kitchen

When the clouds form heavy over me then I’m gonna remember

That dance that you did in the angel outfit in December

Clear the tables and fill the fridge

The tambourines, make the call and dispatch

Clear the tables, the world abridge

For the limousines, go on, put the door on the latch

Too much love in this, too much love in this

Too much love in this kitchen to go to bed

Too much love in this, too much love in this

Too much love in this kitchen to go to bed

When the nights not finished and you’re looking for someone to kick on with

Well just take my hand ’cause I know a little face you can love with

Clear the tables and fill the fridge

The tambourines, make the call and dispatch

Clear the tables, the world abridge

For the limousines, go on, put the door on the latch

Too much love in this, too much love in this

Too much love in this kitchen to go to bed

Too much love in this, too much love in this

Too much love in this kitchen to go to bed

Your loving is a death, the sun casts a mad man’s silhouette

Realization’s hard to swallow, we’re not going to work tomorrow

There’s too much love in this, too much love in this

Too much love in this kitchen

Too much love in this, too much love in this

Too much love in this kitchen to go to bed

The Courteeners Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland

The children are far too scared to go out and play

Winter wonderland

It looks beautiful on a postcard

It’s bloody annoying after a day

I saw your face in a dream I had last night

You were on your way to space

But I think you missed your flight

You were leaving this world

You were up on a cloud in a room with a view

Until I woke up and I was lying next to you

Winter wonderland

The mayor acts like the songs are contraband

I saw your face in a dream I had last night

You were on your way to space

But I think you missed your flight

You were fussing over the tree as per

The lights and the tinsel are up

You didn’t have the manners to admit that you fucked up

So where do you get

Where do you get

Where do you get off girl?

Is it somewhere in between the sheets

So now you come on

Now you come on

Now you come on all strong

You tell me of your sister stood next door

I saw your face in a dream I had last night

You were on your way to space

But I think you missed your flight

You were leaving this world you were up in the clouds

And you couldn’t undo all the things you said

But I’m still lying next to you

The Courteeners Not Nineteen Forever

She’s had to peel me off the pavement

Trying to insinuate sometimes I am in danger of going too far

Said would I like to go for tea and toast?

Get your hand off my thigh

In the car she turned to me and said

You’re not nineteen forever, pull yourselves together

I know it seems strange but things they change

Older woman and a younger man

Both of them doing all they can

Trying to get your attention all night long

Asked you once, I asked you twice, asked you four times

If you’d like to dance to that song front crawled the crowd

Down the stairs and then I followed you out in the rain

Nowhere to be found, never mind

You’ll probably never look that pretty again

You’re not nineteen forever, pull yourselves together

I know it seems strange but things they change

Older woman and ever so slightly younger man

God bless the band, they’re doing all they can

You’re not nineteen forever, pull yourselves together

I know it seems strange but things they change

Older woman and ever so slightly younger man

God bless the band, they’re doing all they can

You’re not nineteen forever

You’re not nineteen forever

You’re not nineteen forever

It’s not me, you’re definitely not clever

The Courteeners You Overdid It Doll

I heard you coming in from town

Stilettos scrape the ground

I saw you in your overcoat

Random on your throat

I know you this is not the girl

That I used to whirl around me

What’s happening to you?

What’s happening to you?

I love it, I shoot it like a Tommy gun

But you will carry on until the day you are done

You never know when to stop

You’ll carry on until you’re dead and drop

You will carry on until you’re dead and you drop

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

Your teeth are starting to go

Five nights a week is starting to show

Dark rings around your eyes

Are fashionable until somebody dies

This pace a little too fast

You’re a space cadet dressed in fiberglass

You’re gonna shatter, it’s not too late to undo

Put the fiddle down, the taming of the shrew

I love it, I shoot it like a Tommy gun

But you will carry on until the day you are done

You never know when to stop

You’ll carry on until you’re dead and drop

You will carry on until you’re dead and you drop

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You will never know when to stop

You’ll carry on until you’re dead and you drop

You will carry on until you’re dead and you drop

I love it, I shoot it like a Tommy gun

But you will carry on until the day you are done

But you will carry on until the day you are done

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

You overdid it doll

The Courteeners Meanwhile Back At The Ranch

So, meanwhile back at the ranch

My boy, you grovel for an olive branch

Your arms outstretched, fabrication spoken

You severed all ties and the bond was broken

You are the gaffer’s best boy

20 sleazy and coy

And it makes me sick

You are the gaffer’s best boy

Meanwhile back at the bar

Big time Charlie gone too far

Bore him with your stories

From all that you know

You know everything from Wikipedia and it shows

Because he’s full of shit and so are you

You’re a weasel and I’ve had a bird’s eye view

You are the gaffer’s best boy

20 sleazy and coy

And it makes me sick

So everyone is at your place

Cameras out for Facebook

Shoe in the face, not one is a friend

There is a reason for this

The pragmatics of which you’ve seem to have missed

You are the gaffer’s best boy

20 sleazy and coy

And it makes me sick

You are the gaffer’s best boy

20 sleazy and coy

And it makes me sick

And it makes me sick

And it makes me sick

And it makes me sick

The Courteeners Bide Your Time

The temptation is all too great

To know it’s gone and it’s all too late

I tried and I tried, but I never applied

To any of the morals that I wish I had

You wait 50 whole weeks

Through all of your hides and all of your seeks

When the time finally arrives

It dawns on me that your attention derives

From the girlfriend that you left at home

Sitting in the living room all alone

You hate the suntan

And you can’t stand to be around the short sleeved man

And the gaggle of girls that are singing too loud

Well, they do my head in

You hate the tattoos

And you can’t handle the skinheads, the ones who cannot handle the booze

They’re making you scared to be proud

Yeah, you’re scared to be proud

I cannot still be

Come and sing your heart out with me

But if you bide your time and you stand there and you wait in line

It won’t be long before her sarong is lying on your bedroom floor

But what about the girlfriend that you left at home

Sitting in the living room all alone

You hate the suntan

And you can’t stand to be around the short sleeved man

And the gaggle of girls that are singing too loud

Well, they do my head in

You hate the tattoos

And you can’t handle the skinheads the ones who cannot handle their booze

They’re making you scared to be proud

Oh, is that still allowed?

You’re scared to be proud

When you’re on cloud #9

And the girlfriend that you left at home

Sitting in the living room all alone

You hate the suntan

And you can’t stand to be around the short sleeved man

And the gaggle of girls that are singing too loud

Well, they fucking do my head in

You hate the tattoos

And you can’t handle the skinheads the ones who cannot handle their booze

They’re making you scared to be proud

Oh, you’re scared to be proud

Oh, is that still allowed?

When you’re on cloud #9

The Courteeners When You Want Something You Can’t Have

So I hear your rebuilding your life

Down in Mexico way

To act out your favourite play

With your cat and piano

I always new you could play

I knew you better than your friends

Would suggest

The one who’s laid claim to being your best

Well that’s always the way

When you want something

That’s always the way

When you want something you can’t have

When you want something you can’t have

You were my favourite one

But I suppose that’s

Fallen on deaf ears

Because of the way that it was left

It was in the hands of the gods the sods

There an un ruley mob and on there Cv

They can now write down theft

Something’s they are not for the best

And that’s always the way

When you want something

That’s always the way

When you want something you can’t have

That’s always the way

When you want something you can’t have

When you want something you can’t have

I never wanted this to happen this way

When do we ever a little time called never

Retrospect is such a cruel invention

No cruel intentions not a single bad

I never wanted this to happen this way

When do we ever a little time called never

Retrospect is such a cruel invention

No cruel intentions

I want something I can’t have

The Courteeners Forget The Weight Of The World

Walking down the street

Paranoia’s got hold of both of my feet

I can’t remember last weekend

It’s only fair to tell you my friend

This war is shaping up the same way

I can’t even remember yesterday, but

Well I’m not Jesus I’m definitely not Barrack

Could you please prise the leeches from my back?

And I’m never gonna save the world, but

I might try and take it over

Grab a drink, find a girl,

It doesn’t matter if she’s older

Forget the weight of the world

You don’t need it on your shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

You don’t need it on your shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

You don’t need it on your shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

Well I haven’t caught the fear,

cos it’s not Tuesday yet my dear

And when the blues roll by I’ll tell em to jog on

Some fall in to quick sand

I’m not like that do you understand

I’m just being me

Well I’m just being me

Forget the weight of the world

You don’t need it on your shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

You don’t need it on your shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

You don’t need it on your shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

Well I’m not Jesus I’m definitely not Barrack

Could you please prise the leeches from my back?

I’m never gonna save the world, but

I might try and take it over

Grab a drink, find a girl,

It doesn’t matter if she’s older

But we have to

Forget the weight of the world

We don’t need that on our shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

We don’t need that on our shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

We don’t need it on our shoulders

Forget the weight of the world

We don’t need it on our shoulders

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