The Japanese House Lilo

I needed someone to depend upon

I was alone, I was emotional

Searching for the right emoticon

To expand my mental lexicon

And Gemma told me that she met someone

It was the person I’d been counting on

It felt good, it felt transitional

A feeling I’d been waiting on

You were floating like a lilo

With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes

Caught in flux, you drifted ’till you

Hit the sides

Hold my breath another minute

I can keep my head, there’s nothing in it

I’m a patient wave

And it’s an easy ride

I saw myself an intellectual

I thought that I was capable

Every move was just habitual

And life was just a ritual

Then Gemma told me that she met somebody

Nobody else could take me from myself

I wasn’t searching for it anymore

The feeling I’d been waiting for

You were floating like a lilo

With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes

Caught in flux, you drifted ’till you

Hit the sides

Hold my breath another minute

I can keep my head, there’s nothing in it

I’m a patient wave

And it’s an easy ride

Floating like a lilo with you

Going where the tide goes

Floating like a lilo with you

Going where the tide goes

Floating like a

Floating like a

Floating like a

Floating like a

You were floating like a lilo

With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes

Caught in flux, you drifted ’till you

Hit the sides

Hold my breath another minute

I can keep my head, there’s nothing in it

I’m a patient wave

And it’s an easy ride

The Japanese House Saw You In A Dream

I saw you in a dream

You had stayed the same

You were beckoning me

Said that I had changed

Tried to keep my eyes closed

I want you so bad

Then I awoke and it was so sad

Haven’t talked to you in months

And I thought that I might cry

But I’m not that kind of guy

I saw you in a dream

You came to me

You were the sweetest apparition, such a pretty vision

There was no reason, no explanation

The perfect hallucination

All good things come to an end

But I thought that this might last

But you came and left so fast

And when I’m awake I can’t switch off

It isn’t the same but it is enough

(It isn’t the same but it is enough)

I saw you in a dream

Then it came to an end

I wonder if you’ll come and visit me again

You take your time to reappear

I’m starting to believe that when I call your name

You just don’t hear me anymore

And I know that I shouldn’t even try

It’s a waste of time

And when I’m awake I can’t switch off

It isn’t the same but it is enough

(It isn’t the same but it is enough)

And when I’m awake I can’t switch off

It isn’t the same but it is enough

It isn’t the same but it is enough

The Japanese House Face Like Thunder

I couldn’t speak so I slurred while I looked for a word

But you left just before I could find it

I sat by myself and I stared at the pictures of you on the wall

I kissed the floor, curled up in a ball

There’s nothing coming out of my mouth so I said nothing at all

Babe, you’ve got a face like thunder

Always trying to get in and under

Just stay still ’til I say it’s over

Babe, you’ve got a face like thunder

And you question your lover, did she really believe

That this new taste of love is obsolete?

It just couldn’t compete and so you’ll

Keep dragging your body through life by the hair

So you can say that you’ve been somewhere and you don’t care

Of your receipt, you’re sentenced to death and you can’t be reprieved

Babe, you’ve got a face like thunder

Always trying to get in and under

Just stay still ’til I say it’s over

Babe, you’ve got a face like thunder

Say sorry for what, for what, for what?

You know I didn’t mean it

I said something terrible and I tried to redeem it

I can be so cruel but now I don’t seem it

Babe, you’ve got a face like thunder

Always trying to get in and under

Just stay still ’til I say it’s over

Babe, you’ve got a face like thunder

The Japanese House Count To Nine

I’d call you up but you wouldn’t understand

I never tell you anything

I never can

It’s in the movements you make

It’s on your breath

You’re a cold blooded killer

Or so you said

When will I learn?

We are all cheated in time

And oh my god, you put me on the line

You said, “hold your breath and count to nine”

I lay awake with the light coming in from outside

I’m feeling remnants of the face

Painted three hundred years ago on the ceiling

And it looked just like you

And for a moment I was fooled

Oh my god, you told me all the time

You said, “hold your breath and count to nine”

You said, “hold your breath and count to nine”

And oh my god, you put me on the line

And it looked just like you

And for a moment I was fooled

And it looked just like you

And for a moment I was fooled

You said, “hold your breath and count to nine”

And oh my god, you put me on the line

The Japanese House Pools To Bathe In

You go out and have your fun with my head in mine and my heart in your hands

You said you’re looking for someone who doesn’t take one look and understand

I get such a rush with my head out the window

Flying past your love

You learned how to let go

Oh I’m changing

Crazed and cradling what I’ve bathed in

The window

The window

Just let go

The window

Just let go

The window

I was raw and sick and thin, it wasn’t hard to let my head cave in

It’s easy feeling things with flys and staying wild while I’m just a child

I get such a rush with my head out the window

Flying past your love

You learned how to let go

Oh I’m changing

Crazed and cradling what I’ve bathed in back then

Just let go

The window

Just let go

Oh head out

The window

Oh I’m fading

Crazed and cradling pools to bathe in

The Japanese House Somebody You Found

Did something change, I don’t really care anyway

You can go write something about it

Sure, I like it, I like what you write about me

I’m insane, you said I don’t feel the same when you’re gone

Oh, driving in here when your heads so numb

I have nothing to say about anyone

My mistake, I made this about me

And wrapped you around me like a blanket

I hate it, I hate myself

Guess I was wrong, I was mean

I created such a scene

And my demons within

But I’m changing

Did something change, I don’t really care anyway

You can go write something about it

Sure, I like it, I like what you write about me

Either way… I’m just another stone in the ground

I’m not someone that you come looking for

I’m just somebody you found

Oh, I think I need my family ’round

I’m standing on my head and the world is upside down

I guess it’s still turning

Guess I was wrong, I was mean

I created such a scene

And my demons within

But I’m changing

The Japanese House Leon

Leon I’m smart

I got myself a good guy

Oh Leon when she broke your heart

You got yourself a good gun

Oh Leon, he had a daughter

And when I saw her, I could see his son

I wish your kissing never felt so boring

There must be something more than that

What is going on, I got it wrong

I hadn’t figured out until you were gone, Leon, Leon

Take her back into your arms, send her flowers, what she wants

Laugh about it and move on

Leon it’s all going wrong

I’m stuck within this lie

You say you’d die before you were gone

But when we fucked, it was alright

Oh I love to watch it when you fight

And when your kiss her well I saw right through

I know what we had in mind

Well it was going on, I got it wrong

I hadn’t figured out until you were gone, Leon, Leon

Take her back into your arms, send her flowers, what she wants

Laugh about it and move on

Leon is so slow

Another person comes and goes

Is it enough to keep you coming around?

And Leon is so slow

I used to hate watching you go

I love the feeling just before you go down

And Leon is so slow

Another person comes and goes

Sitting also keep you coming around

And Leon is so slow

I used to hate watching you go out

I love the feeling just before you go down

The Japanese House Cool Blue

How can you wait in the wash of the rain?

You’re soaked to your feet

Still, you said you’d wait for me

And these days, they grow so old

And I’ll never show

I thought they knew

I’m fickle and slow, and I’ll never do

This cool blue water

In this feeling you brought to me

There’s a cool blue

Honey, keep it

Whenever you start to leave

I was up every night

A phantom of myself, beside

She rattled my bones

(Don’t you think I fit the part?)

I’ll never grow

It’s all that I know

These things, they slow

Maybe, they should

[x2]

This cool blue water

In this feeling you brought to me

There’s a cool blue heart you’re keeping

Whenever you start to leave

The Japanese House Clean

From the movements you made

And the soft gaze you gave

You understood

Ooh, ooh

And I knew it wouldn’t last

But in the clean light you cast

I was good

I was good

From the movements you made

And the soft gaze you gave

You understood

Ooh, ooh

And I knew it wouldn’t last

But in the clean light you cast

I was good

I was good

And no matter what I do, I know you got me, girl

From the movements you made

And the soft gaze you gave

You understood

Ooh, ooh

And I knew it wouldn’t last

But in the clean light you cast

I was good

I was good

[x2]

All the years my soul, all the things you thought I did

This soulless kid was under all my skin

All the things I tried to say remain within

I’m cooling in the clay

I’ve always been molded this way

[x2]

All the years my soul, all the things you thought I did

This soulless kid was under all my skin

All the things I tried to say remain within

I’m cooling in the clay

I’ve always been molded this way

The Japanese House Still

It’s gone too far to ever go back

You know I wouldn’t give you up but baby I don’t want that

It hits you so hard to be so good

You know you keep so still and maybe it’s a kind of flag

Maybe it’s the reason that I’m back

Maybe it’s alright

Maybe I’ve always been this kind

Baby it’s too hard, and too scarred, for this to work again

But you know I still wake up with you every morning like we’re still dead

I heard she’s running love again

I know you’re over that

I know that look you didn’t want

You’re all I’ve got

I heard you’re fired up again

I know something doesn’t feel right

You know it’s gotta feel right

Things are all the same now

Then for a while this feeling hasn’t changed

It eats me so hard to feel so great

You know you kept so clean, I was the reason that you didn’t stay

Maybe it’s the reason you’re so glazed

Maybe it’s alright

Maybe I’ve always been so afraid

Baby it’s too hard and too scarred for this to work again

But you know I still wake up with you every morning like we’re still dead

I heard she’s running love again

I know get over that

I know that look you didn’t want

You’re all I’ve got

I heard you fucked it up again

I know something doesn’t feel right

You know it’s gotta feel right

I heard she’s running love again (you kept still)

I know you’re over that (still)

I know that look you didn’t want, you’re all I’ve got (you kept still / you kept so still)

I heard you fucked it up again (you kept still / still)

I know something doesn’t feel right

You know it’s gotta feel right