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The Inbreds (1992-1998)  were:
Mike O'Neill - bass, guitar & piano
Dave Ullrich - drums
 
 
   

Lyrics Index

These transcription weren't too hard, with the possible exception of Hilario. Still, there's the odd goof-up on my part . . . as indicated by the blanks and italics. Any errors or suggestions for the blanks? Oh, please! (Remember: no detail is too minute.)


 
 
By album




Hilario

Matterhorn
Russ
Noah's Cage
Good Taste
He Never
Granpa's Heater
Late Movie
Thin
Prince
T.S. Eliot
Final Word
Oliver
Smote
Tell the Truth
Landlord
Carnival
Derailleur
Bub
Fine
T.S. Eliot (Youth Mix)
Farmboy
 


Kombinator

Kombinator
Round 12
You Will Know
Any Sense of Time
Turn My Head
She's Acting
Scratch
Link
Dangerous
Don't Try So Hard
Cruise Control
Last Flight
Amelia Earhart
 


It's Sydney or the Bush

North Window
Wanna Be Your Friend
Drag Us Down
When You're Angry
Final Word
Cut My Throat
My Favourite Satellite
Sad Sack
Do You Really
Wind Picks Up
Reason Why I'm Shy
 


Winning Hearts

Attitude
Every Time I Turn Around
Is It the Right Time?
Never Be
Get Along
Moustache
Take the Path
Yelverton Hill
This Train I Ride
Sometimes
The Runaround
You Remain Unchanged
Whitecaps
 

Other


Yelverton Hill (Summershine 7")

By title


A

Amelia Earhart
Any Sense of Time
Attitude

B
Bub

C
Carnival
Cruise Control
Cut My Throat

D
Dangerous
Derailleur
Don't Try So Hard
Do You Really
Drag Us Down

E
Every Time I Turn Around

F
Farmboy
Final Word (Hilario)
Final Word (Sydney)
Fine

G
Get Along
Good Taste
Granpa's Heater

H
He Never

I
Is It the Right Time?

K
Kombinator

L
Landlord
Last Flight
Late Movie
Link

M
Matterhorn
Moustache
My Favourite Satellite

N
Never Be
Noah's Cage
North Window

O
Oliver

P
Prince

R
Reason Why I'm Shy
Round 12
The Runaround
Russ

S
Sad Sack
Scratch
She's Acting
Smote
Sometimes

T
Take the Path
Tell the Truth
Thin
This Train I Ride
T.S. Eliot
T.S. Eliot (Youth Mix)
Turn My Head

W
Wanna Be Your Friend
When You're Angry
Whitecaps
Wind Picks Up

Y
Yelverton Hill
Yelverton Hill (Summershine 7")
You Remain Unchanged
You Will Know



Amelia Earhart

(source: Kombinator CD)

Please don't talk about it
This isn't your department
                I'd like to talk about it

She sailed away to a place where clouds can't get her
I know she's safe because she's an excellent navigator

Pack your things together
We shall make a fortune
                I'd like to talk about it

And if you ever leave me
I will make sure you're captured
                I'd like to talk about it
 

Index
 

Any Sense of Time
(source: Kombinator CD)

Don't back down like you always do
The time to speak out is long overdue
Why complain but yet brush his mane
He's a cramp, surely you're no tramp

But you don't have any sense of time

You just laugh and call him a man

But you don't have any sense of time
 

Index
 

Attitude

You have got a bad attitude
It's put you in an old grey mood
and it shows every time you speak
Tell me just what mood you're in
Can't you see you'll never win
when you know what a fool you've been

Oh I see you headed for troubled times
thinking maybe I could change your mind
before I change mine a thousand times

Look who has returned again
the animal you call your friend
and he growls at everyone you meet
I've seen all the things you've seen
Don't tell me what a saint you've been
because you know that the saint is me

Oh I can walk (in) the finest line
thinking maybe I can change your mind
before I change mine a thousand times
 

Index
 

Bub

Were we close to bonding, Katie,
or did I spoil the paste?
I'm sick of lying to your mother
when you're some other place

I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful

Walked into the house this morning,
the rooms were quite the mess
I heard your housemates don't like drinking
Your dog ate all my bread

You're beautiful, you're beautiful, you're beautiful, you're beautiful
 

Index
 

Carnival

If you felt so tired, why did you get so rough?
You pressed me in your book then you pushed me off the shelf
'Cause you know you never miss the things that you never have to see
and I know I might have seen some things that you did not mean for me

I did not screw it up, I never have the time
That which did not work was not by my design

I must not stay in touch, since we can't return
to the way it was when you did not feel bad
 

Index
 

Cruise Control

You're in my face, you are under my skin
Just a few of the things that don't impress me
Out of my way cause you take the cake
I wish you'd leave without impressions

Cruise control, won't you lose control

Self-absorbed, you are such a bore
Lift your head and you'll see I'm not enamoured
You made your mark, nw promise you'll part
And I'll see you when hell freezes over
 

Index
 

Cut My Throat

Cut my throat, I'm not one of those people you can bleed
Find some rope and tie your wrist around our sacred family

Such a secure line
Much stronger than all of mine

This ____ boat moved so slow that I plunged into the sea
A rescue call, I dodged them all by swimming further underneath

The word from the wagon train is: He'll find out.
Till even the horse complains he'll find out.

Roots can grow far down below once they were given room to breathe
It wasn't long before the sun began to open up the leaves
 

Index
 

Dangerous
(source: Kombinator CD)

I never understood, until it was too late
I always felt I could until I met it face to face

He likes what he sees
She sees what she likes
They wait by the phone every night

Remembering the look, how I couldn't stand that place
Believing all the crooks were taking all the blame

I swear I'm not dangerous
 

Index
 

Derailleur

Well now, I've tried everything to make you notice me
save shaving off my body hair like Salvador Dali
You bring that bike on over here, your dad's best _______
I'm going to eat this raw two wheeler, and my plans, they won't be spoiled

Now I'm afraid about eating plates and station wagons too
but I know that I must ride before I fly
Now I'm not making promises, excuse me if I do,
but you know I'd eat a tractor for you

The derailleur's stuck in my throat, the chain wheel's still to go
The tires weren't the easy part, the rubber won't pass through
The spokes, they were so sharp and hard, I'm bleeding where they scraped
I don't think I can go on like this, you know, I must not be in shape

Now, I meant to astonish you with my amazing physical feat,
not for you to throw a lump of dirt on my grave
Now if you see a bike rider, please remember me
You know I meant well if I could not be safe
 

Index
 

Don't Try So Hard
(source: Kombinator CD)

Sad because I know, shouldn't try so hard
Laughed when I was told thought that I knew more

When I know I can, I know what to believe

Trapped inside the words that I meant to free
Left to wonder why that I learned to speak

When I know I can, I know what to believe

Glad that I was told cause I'd never know
And with little hope or too much to show
Sad because I know that I tried too hard
Laughed when I was told thought that I knew more
 

Index
 

Do You Really

Do you really feel neglected?
Do you wonder why I won't return your calls?
If burning down the bridge is your objective
just let me have the word before I fall

There are times you have a head as large as Texas
and then it hangs down lower than Mexico
In the morning you sat motionlessly pensive
This evening finds you spinning like a spoke

Sleep on it, my friend
From now on my ears are on the mend
from listening to all you plan to happen differently
I know that you feel hurt
but don't you think it makes it worse
to call to mind at such a lonely time of day?

So settle down
Just settle down
 

Index
 

Drag Us Down

Even if I said so, and even though I don't know,
here it's so familiar and I'd much prefer to stay at home

Oh, this will drag us down
Better to leave it behind

Is there news I should know? I'll stick it to my window
Did you say you'll miss me? Well then, shout it down my chimney

Even if I said so (what a funny photo)
I think I'll have to cancel (look at what he's missing)
when here, it's so familiar (the sun is bright and yellow)
and I'd much prefer to stay at home

And I know this day will wait for me because I'm happy
 

Index
 

Everytime I Turn Around

Wait, I don't want to put you down
but how come it seems like there's something wrong every time I turn around?
The rare ability that you have shared,
how you decide who is cool from the fools by the smallest degree
What have you said about me?

And though I'm not usually held back by pride,
who wants to feel like the last one left whenever you start choosing sides?
Say, I don't want to pull you down
but how come it seems like there's something wrong every time I turn around?
Every time I turn around
 

Index
 

Final Word (Hilario)

(Instrumental)
 
 

Final Word (Sydney)

She talks with her three friends:
that boy will never make a man
Too intense, too insecure and immature
Once he blessed all this small town, although it now seems like a cage
That which once seemed so convenient has gotten to be so hard

About last night, you must realize
I've got so many things upon my mind
It took me by surprise when you began to cry
I know I kissed you then, but I don't mean it now

She once claimed that, pound for pound, her hair was worth more than gold
Loves to touch it more than him, she could not stand to have it sold
Man, he feels so overwhelmed, that boy is sure to lose his head
Did I say how smart you looked? Three times, three times, she said

She, he
'Cause we . . .

He could not stay off the phone, although he nailed hand underneath
Could not leave his room alone, chose not to let her be
Man, he feels so overwhelmed, that boy is sure to lose his head
Did I say how smart you looked? Three times, three times, she said
 

Index
 

Fine

I want to find a fine person for my time
I'd like to develop such a fine, fine mind
Why not try to learn from the other one's mistake?
I've had little trouble in predicting the path you'll take

There are certain lessons I can learn with open eyes
There are certain things that I have learned, but haven't tried

Everyone has many doors and corners in their home
The thoughtful and unblind yourself before you choose to roam

Please do not claim you're from the same place that I am
You are no ambassador and you are not my friend
There are times that words can speak much louder than what you've done
Take a pained and sober account from one who's learned right from wrong

How can you afford to cut yourself so cheap?
You must begin to take some time to live your life more deep
 

Index
 

Get Along

Stop, remember what I said
I can't help how I feel
There's nothing happening inside

Then, we thought we couldn't miss
You wish we'd never met
Why can't we get along?

When you say you're sorry . . .

First, we calmly placed our bets
then led it down the stretch
Our ponies never came in

Though I still love you so
we're two that shouldn't mix
Why can't we get along?

When you say you're sorry, you better mean it
When you say that you're mine, I want you to scream it
 

Index
 

Good Taste

I would like to know what you would like to see me for
I'll dream up some excuse and tack it to your door

In the interest of good taste
you should let things lie
I see her stand in my doorway
but she won't let me by

Perfume kings cut their machines manufacturing your scent
I can flip through magazines with no danger of regret

In the interest of good taste
you should let things lie
I see her stand in my doorway
but she won't let me hide
 

Index
 

Granpa's Heater

It's three in the morning, I believe I'm the only one awake
In the town the winds are blowing, rolling in straight off the lake
It's getting kind of cold, so I'm going to step inside
Gonna crank up the heater that my grandfather left when he died

I don't know what happened, it was getting kind of dark
I must have kicked over the heater, 'cause it started shooting out blue sparks
And when the last spark died, so did the last heat it made
and five minutes later that heater's just as cold as a grave

My grandfather was a good man, left a good wife
My grandmother says, "Son, he's in the afterlife."
Now you can call me religious, but among those sparks
I might have seen the ghost of the heater depart
If it held his heart, then heaven must be cold
I know the heater's up there heating grandfather's soul
 

Index
 

He Never

He never wept about the things he couldn't change
Never so easily was swept into a rage

Why do people change?
My admiration goes down the drain

He never missed the things he knew he didn't need
Always made the perfect comment on the scene

Sometimes, you know, I wish I was him
and then there were days I wished he would slip
Some evil times I wished he was dead

He's turning out to be a person just like me
He's not half as self-assured as he seems

Why do people change?
My admiration goes down the drain
 

Index 
 

Is It the Right Time?

I know that it won't be easy
when I've tried so hard to leave
Is it the right time to say good-bye?

With you, I feel I change completely
I lose my confidence to decide
When is the right time to say good-bye?

I still need to be near you
all of the time

You say you're going to make some changes
but nothing's different and a year's gone by
When is the right time to say good-bye?

I wish that you would recognize
that all you've ever done was criticize
When is the right time to say good-bye?

I know that it won't be easy
but this time I think I'm going to leave
'cause it's the right time to say good-bye
 

Index

Kombinator
(source: Kombinator CD)

Sometimes I swear I've seen a ghost
In with the traffic's dust and sirens
I know that I'm not sick from home
Sometimes my voice grows hoarse at night

Pretending you weren't sleeping
And never getting tired of me

What star unmapped might bear my name
I know that this would serve me well
I've seen how news may travel fast
I'd like to ride it for a spell
 

Index
 

Landlord

Dear, dear Mr. Landlord, could we please change this lease?
I haven't stayed here for so long, and I'd love to buy some peace
The sounds of squawks and cooking pots
that clung to socks while going up the stairs
The tramping sounds of many feet
which track in water from the street

Something lurks within these walls
Slapback music shakes the hall
I'm curious as to find from where
this music comes at all
Slamming doors wrench me awake
I'm charged for calls I didn't make
My fridge filled up with moldy meat
and casseroles I did not bake
Loud one-sided conversations
choke my shattered concentration
Starved from any inspiration
as well as any sleep

________ stuck to my desk
concern the dealings of my guests
The smell of smoke and cheap perfume
I'm daily put unto the test
 

Index
 

Last Flight

(Instrumental)
 

Index
 

Late Movie

I'd like to know what you've done with my clothes
I wish for things to change, this is simply not my day
A good idea can't be seen or be touched
In the end, he was cursed for the pictures that he took

I never knew how low you could stoop
I spat on the glass and it ran down on my shoe
Obvious things are your strength and your blood
A pie in the face gets you more bang than it should

I saw the film when I was too young
I don't understand
My dad paid the bills and I left the room
So give me a break
 

Index
 

Link
(source: Kombinator CD)

Passed a smiling guy today
Couldn't look him in his face
Listen hey man what you smiling for

So long I told you once before
That I heard you

If you were a dog, I'd put you down
Tired of your moping around
Aren't you so glad to be alive

Pushing the swing for my sister's child
Told me she loved me but she wouldn't say why
What could she know she's only five
 

Index
 

Matterhorn

Touch the matterhorn, I'm gone (x2)
But I know it's not about the beauty you could lose over time
Look now, it's not as quite unbalanced as it looks - look at mine

Like a fighter plane, I burn (x2)
But I know it's not about the beauty you could lose over time
Look now, it's not as quite unbalanced as it looks - look at mine

Touch the matterhorn, I'm gone
 

Index
 

Moustache

Cleverness is wonderful, but boring before very long
Beauty's known for breaking hearts till someone more beautiful comes
Well, my main intention's to make you laugh till your funny bone has snapped
And once I'm feeling confident, I'll even laugh at some of your jokes too

I put on funny hats
I try ze fake moustache
You're a tough one to have cracked
But my biggest fear is the song I hear when a joke of mine goes wrong
And once I'm feeling confident, I'll even laugh at some of your jokes too
 

Index
 

My Favourite Satellite

You don't know what you want (Why can't I?)
except it's not with the things that you've got
You'll never know what you'll find (Why can't I?)
until you leave all the rest behind

My favourite satellite
I paid for it, why can't I?

Making a wish come true (Why can't I?)
It can take a lot out of you
Beware of the shit that flies (Why can't I?)
When ____ decided to change your mind
 

Index
 

Never Be

I want to lose this tension that we've been building
'cause being alone has only left me with empty feelings

but I will never be that way again

If I tried to be all of the things you wanted
it wouldn't be me, and that's something I could never live with

but I will never be that way again
No, I will never be that way again

I'm not very proud to be the one that puts you down
You may have my word there is no next time

The best I could do was the least of what we did together
I know that it's true, so come on now, let's get it started

And I will never be this way again
No, I will never be this way again (x3)
 

Index
 

Noah's Cage

Concerning animal #5
we could not take him out alive
We should light one in his place
How people flock to see his cage

We shot _____ from the ground
for he refused to settle down
Knocked the peanuts from the child
I guess he was too wild

How could he want more than he's got?
He never asked to leave his spot
I guess he's just not in the mood
He's usually happy with his food
 

Index
 

North Window

I wish my heart were harder to save me from all your sticks and stones
I share my room with flowers that bloom 'cause my window faces north

Whenever I get started, I'm told that I drag it on too long
It won't upset my feelings to tell me you'd rather be alone

Does it get you down that I live in town?
Used to be so pleased when I came around
But I'm with you here and you're somewhere else
So it's over now
 

Index
 

Oliver

What do you _____ when we choose ourselves
never matters anyway, 'cause there's no way to tell

He sat down right beside the door
We won't stay if we can make it
You never did a thing for us
You will never break in

You thought you could butter up the band
You cooked up every rule, but then you burned your hand

We sat down right beside the door
We won't stay if we can make it
You have never done a thing for us
You will never break in
 

Index
 

Prince

We used to hear him trotting along, with the jingling song of his tags
but now we can hear when he's near by the sheering squeal of his wheels
I could stick a pin in his back, but he would not feel it
I can't take him out in the grass, or his wheels won't turn
Prince doesn't wag his tail when at first you meet him
He used to be a real fireball until a gun mowed him down

Prince was a toy dog on wheels
but how I wished he was real

Try to convince me that he's happy, or prove to me that he dreams
These thoughts are closed off inside his head and will leave him when he's dead
I wonder, now, if he even remembers the bullet that maimed him,
that turned his gentle muscles into luggage on wheels
I wonder if he blames the gun that shot him and paralyzed him
I feel he still can smell the burning flesh of his hide

Prince has forgotten all his tricks; Prince is not at ease to sit
Supported by his canvas straps, he's eternally relaxed
 

Index
 

Reason Why I'm Shy

And so it's true the sun still shines:
today I saw it from the plane
You drove your dad's car home through rain
while I was dry above the clouds
Seemed as though time was standing still,
it dragged me on against my will
I know these feelings soon will fade
and that's the reason that I'm shy

I know I've often asked too much when I think nobody's listening

Don't exaggerate the truth
when it's embarrassing for you
I know it's hard to drop a ruse
but no one's watching anyway
Seemed as though time was standing still,
it dragged me on against my will
I know these feelings soon will fade
and that's the reason that I'm shy

The sun is spotted - I hope it's spotted me

Yes, you better call
You better . . .
 

Index
 

Round 12
(source: Kombinator CD)

He's so tired
And she works so hard
They don't talk
They grow apart

Turn off the fire in my alarm

Make me choose
Choose my friends
Call me idle
Make me a liar
 

Index
 

The Runaround

I've been runnin' round, runnin' round for weeks
I've been runnin' round, runnin' in my sleep
I get the runaround, runnin' round for weeks
I've been runnin' round, runnin' round for weeks

Why don't you ever pick up your phone?
Was that to my friend? Well, I live all alone
At the moment you called, came a knock at my door
When a person comes to visit, man, they shouldn't be sore
I can't turn them back

I've been runnin' round, runnin' round for weeks
I've been runnin' round, runnin' in my sleep
I've been runnin' round, runnin' round for weeks
I get the runaround, runaround for weeks

Why don't you ever come to your door?
Was that to my friend? Well, I told you before
that I live all alone and the phone had just rang
when you knocked on the door, but the call couldn't wait
I can't make them wait

Can't you hear me taking to your phone machine?
Do you just sit back and have a laugh at me?
 

Index
 

Russ

You know it's beyond me:
you say you love a girl, then you turn her into yourself
The guy you say you're trying to escape from
Your vanity, insanity, you just seem lost

Well, I don't agree, you crazy monkey
Throw down your saw and put your feet next to me
Why do you try to act so crazy?
You're not fooling me

Eating ants off the sidewalk
pushing him into the centre of a guy who ______
Spent in the sun of a bad day
walking on his hands and his knees are where his head goes

Shooting me with his BB gun
picking up a sock to stop a bloody nose
Scratching an itch with a hanger
and cracking it all to ________
 

Index
 

Sad Sack

Spilled all that I knew and had been meaning to do
You never had to speak 'cause I did it for you
That was so sad you found out like that
Recorded for a view in your photographs

Taken me alive with your camera eye
Blinded, though my eyes are both open wide
That was so sad I found out like that
I am not your type, but I don't know why

Says a little bird on electric line,
"I feel it's time to fly to much warmer climes"
Migrated east instead of south,
frozen all to death in a drain pipe mouth

Never lose the sight of the things that you need
Did I think my feelings would clothe and feed me?
Before too long, you're all thin and drawn
I think you get the point of my Sad Sack song
 

Index
 

Scratch

(Instrumental)
 

Index
 

She's Acting
(source: Kombinator CD)

She acts just like she's listening
But she don't hear the words
She acts just like she's listening
But she don't hear the words

Sometimes it occurs to lie
But then I change my mind
Till it's over
 

Index
 

Smote

Why do you think you're worth so much to me?
Your debts are high, you run so deep
with your advice, you tell me how to get _______
Your ______ so proud _______

Traitor and betrayer, how do you expect,
with due respect, the things you do
The thing that bothers me is the fortunes that come to you
Your stinking hands, your puckered face
 

Index
 

Sometimes

Sometimes I don't believe in myself . . .
 
 

Take the Path

Take the path where it leads you away
but don't forget those that need you and have stayed

I chose a place on the inside
I found there's nowhere to hide
'cause secrets die in a short time

So take the path where it leads you away
and leave a trail I can take to your new place
 

Index
 

Tell the Truth

Why don't you tell the truth?
Must you lie every time?
Why don't you tell the truth?

Must I ask my questions twice?
Your answer rarely satisfies
Why don't you tell the truth?

Must you make people waste their time on you?
I know better than to stay, but it's too hard to move

The shirt is yours, 'cause it don't fit
Thank you for the TV set
Why don't you tell the truth?

I didn't come to kick it up
I 'm only here to collect my stuff
Why don't you tell the truth?
 

Index
 

Thin

Take another shot
You make yourself so sick
But if I knew what happened
then I'd know who to blame

Show me from the top
We must retrace your steps
If you're sure you lost them
then we can stop the pain

If I knew what happened
then I'd know who to blame

So take another shot
You might as well get sick
Closer to the action
sure things never change
 

Index
 

This Train I Ride

This train I ride
has a long way to go
for Thursday's child
on his way back home

You slipped away
but you didn't take me
Well you'll never dream
but forever you sleep

Tell me what it means
Don't you think it's wrong?
What does it achieve
to take away the young?

This train I ride
on silver rails
You watch me glide
from the starry trail
 

Index
 

T.S. Eliot/T.S. Eliot (Youth Mix)

Dawn calls and another day
prepares for heat and silence. Out at sea the dawn wind
trembles and slides. I am here
or there, or elsewhere. In my beginning.
 

Index
 

Turn My Head
(source: Kombinator CD)

Turn my head I don't have to see you
Turn my head you make me want to cry
Close my eyes but I can still see you
Wish that I could travel back in time

Because I'm so grateful to you
Because I'm so faithful to you
Because I'm so grateful to you

Turn my head I don't wanna see you
Turn my head you make me wanna cry
Change your mind and I will forgive you
We'll take time to try to make things right

Because I'm so grateful to you
                Up above the world so bright
Because I'm so faithful to you
                You are flying like a kite
Because I'm so grateful to you
                Up above the world so bright
 

Index
 

Wanna Be Your Friend

First we pulled up, then we ordered, and we ate it outside
Raymond Lowey designed the logo for the Canada Dry
I'd like to shake his hand, I think it looks so nice

I saved my bottle cap collection and ate watermelon rinds
My father dove in with all his clothes on and he saved his son's life
I'd like to be your friend, you always treat me right
I wanna be your friend tonight

This marina once was smaller, and the grass grew this high
We'd go for boat rides along the harbour with my hand over the side
(You and me) I wanna be your friend, well we always fight
I wanna be your friend tonight

I wanna be your friend, well you always lie
I wanna be your friend tonight
 

Index
 

When You're Angry

Don't speak to me when you're angry and you can't see straight
Freshly offended, you can't remember that now's not forever

If I had anything at all
If I could offer you a loan

You changed your tune when all the music was written for you
You say, "Don't change a thing," and then you set out to educate me
 

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Whitecaps

I went down under whitecaps
They swallowed me whole like a tiny grain of salt
I thought that I'd died, when I opened up my eyes
to see the great unknown, with the water in the sky

Well I went to sleep on the ocean floor
I began to weep, my tears rolled up onto the shore

I woke up in the very nick of time
There were rescue divers shining underwater lights
I slipped into a cave, but I don't know how long I stayed
They thought I'd passed away in a watery grave

You say words aren't easy, but you love to tease me
You come out to give me hell, then it's back into your shell
 

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Wind Picks Up

I know so many people that
to keep their thoughts tied in homely knots
when the wind picks up, they all fall out

I have nothing to lose this time
I've tried adopting a harder line
When the wind picks up, they all sit down
and they wash it down

(Sad me) My thoughts are missed opportunities
My friend will correct me invariably
Never learned to read or write so well

(Sad me) I know so many people that
to keep their thoughts tied in homely knots
when the wind picks up, they all fall out
and they wash it down

When I sing all about my life
I kill the mystery inside
Turn the skin facing in outside
I never was good at telling lies
 

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Yelverton Hill

A ring is an awful thing when it comes in the middle of the night
and the voice on the other end's crying

Anger's an enemy when the flesh turns to memories
up on the mantelpiece frozen in silver

I weigh 138, but I'd like to lose more weight
but there's no time to celebrate - I will when I choose to
I've told a million lies, some of them I've told twice
and some of them aren't very nice and they might surprise you

I'd like to get a spade, I'd clear all the ice away
and I'd take down Yelverton Hill where it stands still
 

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Yelverton Hill (Summershine 7" version)

A ring is an awful thing when it comes in the middle of the night
and the voice on the other end's crying

Anger's an enemy when the flesh turns to memories
up on the mantelpiece frozen in silver

I weigh 138, but I'd like to lose more weight
so there's no time to celebrate
I've told a million lies, some of them I've told twice
and some of them aren't so nice and they might surprise you

I'd like to get a spade, I'd clear all the ice away
and I'd batten down Yelverton Hill where it stands still

A ring is an awful thing when it comes in the middle of the night
and the voice on the other end's crying;
there is no purpose
 

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You Remain Unchanged

You remain unchanged
Your hair's turning grey, you're on the same page
and I hope you are ashamed
to sleep in your heavenly peace

Though my plans were spoiled
my confidence wane
I never spent my night times dreaming of what might have been
I lost my temper
my heart did break
but my victories were sweeter than what you've ever tasted

You aren't meant for change
Nothing dissuades your stubborn ways
Though it's wise to play it safe
nothing can harm you that way

You remain unchanged
Your hair's turning grey, you're on the same page
But I fear you'll always be
asleep in your heavenly peace
 

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You Will Know
(source: Kombinator CD)

Thinking about tomorrow
Wasting every day
I know that I can't stay anyway
Just have to touch me and you will know
And then you will know

Sounding unconvincing
Wishing I was right
Finding out on my own
And in time
Just have to touch me and you will know
Then you will know
 

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This page created throughout the month of September, 2000
Last updated: March 15, 2002
Oh, and my hair IS turning grey