miseryguts

by The Sad Song Co.

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released May 6, 2003

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The Sad Song Co. Oxford, UK

Multi-instrumentalist Nigel Powell, previously of Unbelievable Truth, currently a member of Dive Dive and Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.

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Track Name: Beginning To Wonder
I will love you 'til the sun and moon collide
(...or will I..?)

I'm beginning to wonder
About the lies I told
And all the history you couldn't bear
But the problem really is I'm beginning to wonder
If I will love you

I can survive 'til the ocean meets the sky
(...or can I..?)

I'm beginning to wonder
About the lies I told
And all the history you couldn't bear
But the problem really is I'm beginning to wonder
If I'm a survivor

I'm beginning to wonder
About the lies I told
And all the history you couldn't bear
But the problem really is I'm beginning to wonder
About everything
Track Name: Ghosts
Hunch your shoulders, shield your eyes
Like you've never seen the sun
Brace yourself while you realise
You've only just begun

To never fear the ghosts

The source of hope is beckoning
To where you've never been before
Now the dark skies threatening
Are making you unsure

Should you ever fear the ghosts?

Look into my eyes

If you never fear the ghosts
You will feel your hollow bones
And you can fly so far away from here
You will be taken
To heavens above

Everyone can see the light
That's shining in your eyes
Everyone will take delight
In the light that's in your eyes

'Cos you never feared the ghosts
Track Name: Blind Man
Dog fits like a glove
To guide you in and guide you out
Black eyes are enough
Hiding in your hideout

Knowing your way 'round your life like a blind man

Loser's cane is white
Seeing eye seeing me
Know you're losing sight
Of being you seeing me

Knowing your way 'round your life like a blind man
Pretending you like the dark
Track Name: Pleasure Babies
I've got to get out
I've got to get out of here
My heart is killing me
It's not the way that I chose it to be

I've got to relax, I've got to de-obsess
Forget these phantoms and flee
Before I totally lose it

We'll always be pleasure babies
I am and always will be your servant
We'll always be pleasure babies

You're an afterimage
Burned on my retina
Or an itch that I can't scratch
How could I have been so deluded?

Every day I take a new step away
And somehow still end up
Right back where I started

We'll always be pleasure babies
I am and always will be your servant
We'll always be pleasure babies

Will you always be the one who passed me by?
Will you always be?
Will you always be tatooed behind my eyes?
Will you always be?

Our story is a loopy history
An unrealisable dream
To protect me from reality
I guess the last time you though of me was 1988
The last time I thought of you was when I sang this

We'll always be pleasure babies
I am and always will be your servant
We'll always be pleasure babies

We'll always be pleasure babies
Trapped in the past with you as an anchor
We'll always be pleasure babies

Keep everything at arms' length
Track Name: The Everlasting Mile
God sent an angel down for me
Her beauty was too much for me
But when he sent her down he placed her at the end
Of an everlasting mile
I run the everlasting mile
And even if it means my life
I'll reach my angel

The devil sent a debt for me
I'm to pay for my mother's pain
The debt the devil sent was stretching every inch
Of the everlasting mile
I run the everlasting mile
And even if it means my life
I will try to stop this pain
Though my feet are trapped in clay
And I'm running through cement
Even if it means my life
I'll pay my debt
I'll reach my angel

I run the everlasting mile
Track Name: Directions
Now that I want to I will leave you
When I'm out there I will write you

Don't make me be the villain
I'm only doing the best for us

You told me all I needed to know
But I lost my way, I lost my way
You wrote down all I needed to know
But I lost my way, I lost my way
Track Name: Deep Cover
Submerge my ID beneath makeup
In a mirror I practice the moves
My routines are smooth
But they don't fool you
You know
I'm not a good man
I'm a bad man doing good things
Wearing a good man's clothes
Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge
I'm in deep cover
I've got them all fooled

Except you, you've got me marked out as phoney
You know the good from the bad
The strong from the mad
The wheat from the chaff
And you know
I'm not a good man
I'm a bad man doing good things
Wearing a good man's clothes
Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge
I'm in deep cover
I've got them all fooled

God save my soul
I'm not a good man
I'm a bad man doing good things
Wearing a good man's clothes
Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge
I'm in deep cover
I've got them all fooled
Into thinking I'm a good man
When I'm just doing things a good man would do
Infiltrate their ranks with my subterfuge
I'm in deep cover
I've got them all fooled
Track Name: Into The Hills
I, I am the perennial outsider
You, you are the warmth that keeps me here
When I don't know which religion's honest
Steer me through the dogma once again
When you're not here the Chrysler Building
Is the only beautiful thing in New York
Could a man go blind from seeing
Beauty of which poets forever talk?

Into the hills with love we go

In the past I've squandered fortunes of love
But she to me is a single precious jewel
They'll bury me while I'm still breathing
She'll dig me out of the cold cold ground
All the green lights on 11th Avenue
Will stretch as far as the eye can see

Into the hills with love we go
Track Name: This Isn't What I Expected
When I come around to get my things will you be there?
'Cos I don't want to do it on my own.
I know I did you wrong, it's not an excuse but when I was just a child
This isn't what I expected.

Love went out the window, I wish I'd followed it there and then.
It was never hate but love that made me do those things to you.
I wish I measured up to your dreams. When I was just a child
This isn't what I expected.

Every social circle needs one fuck up so all can know
That for the grace of god they would join me.
It's just that I'm disgusted with the way things turned out.
When I was just a child this isn't what I expected.
Track Name: Gulag Parenting
Gulag parenting has made me the cooler king
This fortune is a pleasant torture
Spend my days tunnelling, Tom, Dick and Harrying
To break out of the bricks and mortar
This fortune is a pleasant torture

Put them first, you put them first
I found my way into a forest, now the breadcrumbs are all gone
Put them first, you put them first
The wind stole all my joy now I'm just

Scaling barbed wire, the guard towers built higher
The searchlights will always find me
No matter what I've done
No matter how fast I run
Parenting will always be behind me
This fortune will forever bind me

Put them first, you put them first
I found my way into a forest, now the breadcrumbs are all gone
Put them first, you put them first
The wind stole all my joy now it's just gulag parenting
Track Name: You Get My Best
Everyday you get my best
And I hope and I pray for the best for you each day
I'll play sounds for you at the frequency of heaven
Track Name: Chasing The High
Dreamy cocktail of E and aspirin
Long dreamless sleep on the sofa
Friends can't wake you
Doctors can't wake you
Parent's can't believe their loss

Don't tell me jokes, they're not funny
I've heard every punch line a hundred times before

I could run forever chasing the high

Cocktails of prozac and red wine
Short fitful sleep on the sofa
Paralysed by no new questions
Why did god have to take my baby away?

I could run forever chasing the high