The Middle East The Darkest Side

Love

It’s the air in your mother’s lungs

When her fathers tore her fences down

Plastic bags and the panadol was out

Love

Was a sold Gibson 335

And your father’s dream died that night

Just to keep that electricity on

And it’s the darkest side of my heart that dies when you come to me

And it’s the golden ticket I win when you kill my enemies

I hear the farthest cry and the softest sigh when I’m empty

But if you leave me I’ll hide in a game like SimCity

Oh when I die I’m alive

And when I lose I find

My identity

Son

If I died on my bedroom floor

Would you cry on your bedroom floor?

And tattoo my name underneath your arm

Love

That was alive in the olden days

Been put to death in this golden age

By our colour TV

And it’s the darkest side of my heart that dies when you come to me

And it’s the golden ticket I win when you kill my enemies

I hear the farthest cry and the softest sigh when I’m empty

But if you leave me I’ll get me gone and drown face down muddy in the water

Oh when I die…

When I die…

Die I’m alive

When I lose I find

My identity

Love

Was those dark clouds on the Friday

It was a holy shaking earthquake

And you were stuck up the tree

And it’s the darkest side of my heart that dies when you come to me

Oh it’s the golden ticket I win when you kill my enemies

I hear the farthest cry and the softest sigh when I’m empty

But if you leave me I’d hello goodbye and I don’t shine at night look I’m dead man

Oh when I die…

When I die…

When I die…

When I die I’m alive

When I lose I find

My identity

The Middle East Tsietsi

The trees are burnt

The grass is brown

The sky turns red

When the sun goes down

For all the tears

In God’s green earth

We haven’t cracked

In this old town

’cause we’re holding on to youth

And we’re stubborn to the tooth

The smell of dread

And burning heads

Is a sure sign

That you’re in town

And we’re holding on to youth

And we’re stubborn with the truth

Here on the shores of the sea comes the end

Here on the floor on our knees comes the end

Here on the shoulders of these comes the end

Here when you replace me comes the end

Comes the end

Here on the shores of the sea comes the end

Here on the floor on our knees comes the end

Here on the shoulders of these comes the end

Here when you replace me comes the end

Comes the end

Comes the end

The Middle East Hunger Song

I’ve got a hollow inside my stomach

That I can’t seem to fill

With all the things

That I believe

I fill it with mead and I fill it with bread

And I fill it with drink on a

Saturday evening

Till Sunday morning

But I’m still hungry

For something to fill me

Ah, make me whole again

So I won’t be hungry anymore

Anymore

My own neighbour knew wood and skin

He was good with his hands

Always heavy with drinking

My own neighbour

My own neighbour’s wife came home

In the early morning

She grabbed the little girl and

She took off in the half-light

To the Best Western

Now he’s looking for

Something to fill this time

True, give his heaviness

Something involved, oh

Fill this time

True, give his heaviness

Something involved, oh

But if you’re

If you’re coming back

To me lonely

But if you’re coming home

Cold and hungry

I’m gonna die

You’re needing for

You, for my baby

For your whole life

For my lovely

For your fingers, oh

The Middle East Black Death 1349

(two, three, four)

Black Death, 1349

Rats are coming down the Rhine

Pretty girls, little boys

Bring all just a-and-b’s [?]

In the void [?]

Picking with [?] 13 Jews

Ain’t you ever heard the news

With all those [?]

Little babies in the void

Jesus Christ was what a noise [?]

Saviour coming down the Rhine

Black Death, 1349

The Middle East As I Go To See Janey

And there’s six Spanish sailors

Drifting aimless

Through the moonlit bay

Of sweet Marseilles

And there’s a broken feeling

But nobody’s bleeding

Any secrets

To the night

As I go

To see Janey

She is lonely

In the moonlight

In the churchyard

And the guards are restless

Thinking of the princess

She’s been shivering

Warm evening

And they say she’s dying

And all the men are crying

As they raise the flags

To the wind

As I go

To see Janey

She is lonely

In the moonlight

In the churchyard

To see Janey

She is lonely

In the moonlight

In the churchyard

The Middle East The Bats And The Brave

Lets toast each other

And drink to our sinking ship

Hold our lovers

I was yours but mine was this fix

Lets dance together

Holding each others hands

Hide the daggers

That we placed in each others back

Love is costly

Love is priceless

[?]

Love requited

Is what you had all along

The Middle East My Grandma Was Pearl Hall

Mothers

Love their children

Even when they

Are violent.

‘Cause all good

Sons and daughters

Love the ones they

Look like.

Fathers

Keep their kids safe

On the street

Men died.

‘Cause all good

Sons or fathers

Know that kids are

Frightened

Of them.

Went home

With your rocket

But a nearing

Spirit.

Survived

A death adder

But you drowned in

Liquid.

You learned

From your father

How to husband

Animals.

And I learned

from my father

That all men

Are animals.

Jesus,

you’re a fire

In my foreskin

everyday.

Burning

Oh you’re burning

Dead and lonely

You remain.

The Middle East At Home In Our Convictions

Sometimes we all feel at home

In our convictions we know so well

Take them away

Take them away

And all the time we just felt alone

Clinging to the truth that we didn’t know

Take us away take us away

So lets put time on hold now

And wait for someone to show us how to

Take them away

Take them away

The time is right now

To have it all figured out and

Take it away

Take it away

And I wanted you to know

How this all turned out

I wanted you know

This all this all

Went to hell

You and I

Were not the same

We have changed

Were not the same we have changed

Were not the same

The Middle East Beleriand

When the truth comes out

The light Telperion dies

Ungoliant

Barad-dûr

Angband alive

There

We find our fate

We find our darkness

That name

Melkor in us

When the truth comes out

The line Elendil flies

Across the Sea

From Númenor

Angband arrives

There

We find our fate

We find our darkness

That name

Melkor in us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

In us

The Middle East Dirty Looks

I read the words of a thousand books

And gave away my dirty looks

And I cleaned out all my cupboards

One by one

I quit the job that I hated most

My pockets full of hundred dollar notes

But there’s not enough to buy back

What I lost

Now I wash my hair and I clip my toes

I leave the room just to blow my nose

And I shower twice a day with soap

But I don’t feel clean like I thought I would

My sins don’t wash away so good

They stick to me like glue

Like glue

So I pack my bags and change my name

To something that nobody can say

And I’ll squander all my hard earned cash

I speak too slow when I’m most in need

Your skins too soft and your hearts too clean

To be caught up in this awful mess

With someone like me