We Were Promised Jetpacks A Part Of It

My words watch over me

How much sleep does a human need

We’ll take shifts and keep looking out

There’s not a sound

Time keeps marching on again

And on again, and on again

You speak words so well

Let me lick my wounds in peace

That’s all I need

A home that I’ll never know

And I’ll always bite

Bite off the hand that’s feeding me

I muzzle myself, I’m choking to death

And I miss my hell

And I’ll always be a part of it

A part of it

My words watch over me

How much havoc can one human wreak

Cast my net far and wide

Amongst all the debris, its always you I find

And every time

A home that I’ll never know

And I’ll always bite

Bite off the hand that’s feeding me

I muzzle myself, I’m choking to death

And I miss my hell

And I’ll always be a part of it

When push comes to shove

And I can step up

And I’m here to prove

That I’ll always be a part of it

And I’ll never kneel, and I’ll never quit

I’ll always be feared

And I’ll always be a part of it

And I’m going to stand

I’ll keep on fighting, I’ll keep my place

And I’ll never swear

On keeping a promise I can’t deliver

We Were Promised Jetpacks Human Error

If I was a writer, I’d write my opinions

And save them for later

Just to see how wrong I could be

If I was a painter, I’d paint all my rainbows

in different colors, or probably just black and grey

If I was a writer, I’d write my opinions

And send them a letter

Just to see they listen to me and I say

Trial and error, I’m not sure I’ve been here before

I’m drowning in humans, I’m not sure I’ve been here before

If I was a writer, I’d write my opinions

And save them for later

Just to see how wrong I could be

If I was a painter, I’d paint all my pictures

in different colors, or probably just black and grey

If I was a writer, I’d write my opinions

And send them a letter

Just to see they listen to me and I say

Trial and error, I’m not sure I’ve been here before

I’m drowning in humans, I’m not sure I’ve been here before

I’m drowning in humans, And I’m sure I’ve been here before

So why decide that around there?

Holding your tongue like it was your sword.

Why decide that around there?

Holding your tongue like it was your sword

We Were Promised Jetpacks Conductor

Just a come back

Another come back

Far too orchestrated

Far too Calculated

A conductor

Just a conductor

Pointin’ at me

and hearin’ me speak

‘Cause I’m a conductor

A simple conductor

The electricity just

Pouring through me

You’re a habit

Another bad habit

Keep biting my nails in case

All else fails for us

‘Cause you are a fine wine

Another fine, fine wine

Pointin’ at me

And hearin’ me speak

You’re a conductor

A simple conductor

The electricity just

Pouring through me

Like electricity

Pouring through me

Like electricity

Pouring through me

Like electricity

Pouring through me

Like electricity

Pouring through me

We Were Promised Jetpacks Hard To Remember

With her elbows on her tables

And her eyes lowered in her battle

Should we carry on, when you’re tired of your old thing?

The one you see every morning

And I’ll keep on yearning

You can’t work and whine

Your love is a mirror

It’s hard to remember

A colder November

Sink my teeth in to frustration

If you’ve got boards why don’t you use some?

Get up early, pound those pavements

You should carry on, when you’re tired of your old face

The one you see every morning

And I’ll keep on yearning, ’cause I’m always right

Your love is a mirror

It’s hard to remember

A colder November

It’s hard to remember

A colder November

I led all my lambs, I led all my lambs to the slaughter

They were gasping for air, for life, for death, or some water

I now lead my lambs, I leave my lambs to the reaper

I’ll bait them myself of it means I’d be left with my guilt

I’ve covered my tracks well

I’m safe for just now

I’ve covered my tracks well

With attention to detail

I’m safe for just now

But there’s always some doubt

I’ve covered my tracks well

We Were Promised Jetpacks Peace Sign

It’s you and me

I’ve been working on my peace sign

I’ve been working like a dog all day

I’ve been walking over egg shells

I’ve been slipping on the yokes as well

Sing it back to me

There’s letters on the pavement

I find it hard to breathe

Come sit with me

I’ve been thinking about your bee stings

I’ve been thinking about my bad night out

I’ve been fucking up the punch lines

Forgetting all my jokes as well

Sing it back to me

There’s letters on the pavement

I find it hard to breathe

It’s hard to breathe

I’ve been taught to take it easy

I’ve been taught to flung my arms as well

Taught to take in my surroundings

All the different colours shapes and smells

Sing it back to me

There’s letters on the pavement

Staring up at me at me

Through hundreds of people

You know I will settle my scores

Through hundreds of people

You know I will settle my scores

We Were Promised Jetpacks It’s Thunder And It’s Lightning

Right foot

Followed by a left foot

We’ll guide you home before your curfew

and into your bed

Standing on our tip-toes

Peering through open windows

I swear I heard my name

Sit tight with the lights off

Waiting for my brain to start

Trying to work things out

It’s thunder and it’s lighting

And it’s all things too frightening

I could barely see outside

Your body was black and blue

It struck twice there’s nothing new

Your body was black and blue

It struck twice there’s nothing new

Your body was black and blue [x7]

YOUR BODY WAS BLACK

And it’s thunder

And it’s lightning

Coming home

And it’s thunder

And it’s lightning

Coming back

Your body was black and blue

Your body was black and blue

And your body…

I have to say goodnight

I’m leaving before you’re punching out my lights

I have to say goodnight

I’m leaving before you’re punching out my lights

I have to say goodnight

I’m leaving before you’re punching out my lights

I have to say goodnight

I’m leaving before you’re punching out my lights

I’m leaving.

We Were Promised Jetpacks Circles And Squares

I’ve been walking in circles and squares,

in circles again

Kept chasing my tail

it would help if I knew where it ends

Life in a coma

could be quite fun

And I could play architect

and nobody’s son

Where are we going

its still warm outside

I’ll open those curtains

straight in my spine

And I’ve been walking in circles and squares,

in circles again

Kept chasing my tail

it would help if I knew where it ends

I followed that dark horse

to see where he’d go

Straight through the forest

and out on to the road

And where are we going

its still warm outside

I crept through the front door

and into the night

Where are we going

its still warm outside

I’ll open those curtains

straight in my spine

Its a dark light

when you’re always staying inside

Its a dark light

when you’re always staying inside

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your microscope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your telescope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your microscope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your telescope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your microscope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your telescope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your microscope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

So why should I stop laughing?

Holding your telescope

You can see my whole world

I don’t know where I go…

We Were Promised Jetpacks Picture Of Health

I’ve been thinking to myself

Aren’t we just the picture of health?

The one you see through the window

The one where all goes well

At times there’s nothing worse

than the beat of a struggling pulse

But in the pit of the stomach

is where I can always tell

Watch as the trees grow tall

We’ll give them a face and a name

Build a fence to keep out the neighbors

But we’ll dress our scarecrows the same

We’ve been thinking to ourselves

Weren’t we just the picture of health?

But in the pit of the stomach

is where you can always tell

We’ll sit and wait and think

Wander back to familiar surroundings

In the place where I should have grown up

And hung myself out to dry

Watch as the trees grow tall

Give them a face and a name

We’ll build a fence to keep out the neighbors

But we’ll dress our scarecrows the same

Watch as the trees grow tall

Give them a face and a name

We’ll build a fence to keep out the neighbors

But we’ll dress our scarecrows the same

We Were Promised Jetpacks An Almighty Thud

I lost my crown

When it hit the ground

With an almighty thud

I went to pick it up

But revealed my weaknesses to the crowd

And I lost my home

When I lost my throne

To a successor

With far more expansive plans

Than I ever did

I abdicated

You’re the last thing I want

I’d love to stay here

You’re the last thing I want

I’d love to live here

I sat in my castle

And I waited on news

From one final battle

That we couldn’t afford to lose

And I whispered suddenly

My greatest fears to anyone who would hear me

You’re the last thing I want

I’d love to stay here

You’re the last thing I want

I’m going to stay here

We Were Promised Jetpacks Ricochet

[?] run as fast as your lungs go

Multiply slower than the slowest worm

Spread myself like candle [?]

In spite the fear of letting go

And you ricochet

Where are my manners?

As you spill and swing

I’m keeping the peace

My name resonates for less than yours

Your name ripples when the edge of lakes

Spread yourself like fireworks

In spite of fear of only living once, you let go

And you ricochet

Where are my manners?

As you spill and swing

I’m keeping the peace

[x2]

As you ricochet

And you bash and you bruise

A look back is enough to ensure

I follow you

And you ricochet

Where are my manners?

As you spill and swing

I’m keeping the peace

And you ricochet

Where are my manners?

As you spill and swing