Shame

by monkeyheaven

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released August 30, 2014

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Track Name: Family Planning
You watch the world turning
Turning against you
You planned so much
You lost your touch
But watcha gonna do

When women worship you
They gotta learn
That passion burns
And love is never true

Adieu
Adieu

Hey Karen
Do you know Sharon
In Family Planning

I manage Mandy
My Monday rendezvous
But Tuesday's Betty Blue
I took them all in lieu

They planned a family
Those willing ingenues
But what you gonna do
When dreams do not come true

Oh how they yearn so much
To regain my former touch

Watcha gonna do
Watcha gonna do?
Track Name: Half As Much As You
How can this be true
She said she loved me dearly
Albeit only nearly
Half as much as you
She never even picks up the phone
But then again she's never alone
Half as much as you

Especially now you're forty
And nowhere near as naughty
As once you used to be
Remember all those times at the beach
So coy and yet so ever in reach
How can this be true

Half as much as you
I trusted in those things
That I would call neanderthal
But you'd call wedding rings

She doesn't need me, true
Her arms they never cling
She never stumbles, never falls
But she calls…

Through her eyes so blue
She says she’s twenty twenty
But half as much is plenty
For what we want to do
We’re only making fools of ourselves
And after all you’ve still got your health
And half of this is true

Half as much as you
I trusted in those things
That some would call nothing at all
But you'd call
Track Name: Mary
Oh Mary
What you got to lose
Always standing
In someone else's shoes
Always looking
At someone else's news
Never finding
A let up from the blues

Oh Mary
Track Name: Goodbye Tennessee
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen?
For me it was that picture of you
Standing in the middle of the village green
That all the gypsy horses rode through

And what’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen?
For you it was that picture of me
Waltzing through the site of a bucolic scene
That no-one else will ever see

I know you were never far away
But somehow I just never got to
Say what I wanted to the woman who waltzed with me
Be what I wanted with the one who once wanted me
Until the waves freeze on the sea

In 1999
The year we had the summer of the lazy swine
Like 1944
We lay where we had fallen just the year before

So what’s the most amazing place you’ve ever been?
For me it’s the museum of you
Seeing all the things that I had rarely seen
All laid out in public view

Here's a frozen tableau of exotic things
Feelings we once thought were true
Now the dried up remnants of a one-time fling
We had when all the world was new

Even though you’re very far away
I know you will always come and
Stay in the middle of the mess that became of me
Live in the centre of the fossilised shell of me
Now that the waves freeze on the sea

So goodbye Tennessee
My natural history
Goodbye Tennessee
Track Name: L'Abysse de Marianne
I've fallen into an abyss
Of pretty emptiness
Is that all that you took me for

I've fallen into this
Pitiful tenderness
I don't think I can sink any more

I've fallen fallen fallen through so many bars
While drinking your weight in wine
Where jukeboxes wait with a thousand guitars
To tell me that you're not mine
I've fallen

Marianne
You know you can
Have me anyway

If I'm calling you with this
This cynical carelessness
It's because you bewitched me to call

If I'm crawling up to this
The pinnacle of your kiss
It was only so that I could fall

But I'll only be falling into your boudoir
While she makes the bed in mine
She'll look to the door at the moment we are
Making disgrace sublime
I've fallen

Oh Marianne
I'm a married man
Maybe another day
Track Name: Chancy
I always knew you were chancy
But when I saw you for sale
To anyone who took your fancy
A fool wrote the rest of the tale

The nights you left unslept
Your promises unkept
Under the flowers and the veil

I just thought there'd be
A better chance for me
Once all your bets had been laid
Cos I always knew you were
Chancy
Track Name: Lovers
Two faded lovers
Alone on a ledge
Says one to the other
My love we should pledge
That I'm never ever gonna hurt you any more
That we'll be as happy as we once were long before
You were my love

Love's loveless lovers
All fall to their deaths
With so many others'
Last words on their breath
Oh I'm never ever gonna hurt you anymore
I will be as happy as I once was long before you were

Oh I'm never ever gonna hurt you anymore
My love
You will be as happy as you once were long before you were

You were my love
Track Name: X
Somewhere
There's a wonder
That's absent
From this world

And sometimes
Don't you wonder
What is up
With this girl

Sometimes you just gotta get away
You gotta get away
Now's the time you gotta get away
Your summer getaway

When you were young
You dreamt the sky
Your love would never die

So long my lover
I won't be back
Until the winter
Paints your heart black
I'm yours forever
But not like that
Track Name: Hold Me
Like a rocket from a bottle
You went off at full throttle
In the dark

I’m surprised you barely missed em
When they were out walking in the park

And she looked up and she failed to see
How this must have seemed
She looked up when she kissed him and she didn’t see a spark

And she said
Baby I’m lonely please hold me
And she said
Baby I’m lonely please hold me

Like a rocket from a bottle
You went off at full throttle
In the dark

And the fact that she’s your sister
Your lover’s secret tryster
Must have left its mark

And he said
‘I think of you every time I’m with her’
And she said

And she said
Baby I’m lonely please hold me
And she said
Baby I’m lonely please hold me

You are the world’s worst lover
You are the world’s worst sister

So you say
‘My life’s a mess’
Then you say
‘Here’s my address’

And you say
Baby I’m lonely please hold me
And you say
Baby I’m lonely please hold me
Track Name: Shame
I always joked so well
Freezing in your flat above the shop
Waiting for the rain to never stop

You never coped so well
Living in a squalid rented room
Smoking in the cobwebs in the gloom
Watching out the window for the moon
That never came

Yeah I never came
I’m the one to blame
For the lack of shame
That dogged you to your grave

And it’s such a shame
That I didn’t care
We were going nowhere
It's such a shame

It's such a shame
Yeah I didn't care
Not enough to spare
A single strand of hair
When you were so threadbare
Cos of all the shame
You hesitate to name
That penetrates the rain

It's such a shame

And in the morning
I'll love you less than I used to
Even less than I used to

And in the morning
We'll get up like we used to
Just like how we used to
Oh how we used to

I'll never change
Yeah I'll never change

You're still the same

All the friends you kept
Attracted by your starving artist kitsch
Moths who suicide inside your fridge
A drink and then some sordid sortilege
Will never change

It's such a shame
Track Name: When In Rome
I could make you make you
I could take you take you to my home
And then who knows
Cos when in Rome

Amarti mi amore
Mio squallore
Ci porterà lontano

Prego
Mio fascino
È supremo

I could make you make you
Something sweet I'll bake you
Ice cream cones
Just gis a go
On your sweet bones

I could make you make you
Feel the sweet heartbreak you've
Never known
The slow trombone
When no-one's home

You might just enjoy it
It's not a toy it
Even glows

Morrow I might wake you
Oh my angel cake with
Kisses thrown
Across your groans
Like cheap cologne

I like what you shown
In my ancient home
The disco zone

Potrei farti farti
AH! potrei portarti a letto
Ma non lo so
Quando quando
Track Name: Government
Who could object to anyone
Telling you you're their only one
But if he tells you that
I'm gonna have to go
And get my gander on
Cos honey don't you know
That you could object to anyone

I once had a job with the government
Just telling the folk where their money went
But if I tell you that
You'd only have to go
And get your glad rags on
Cos honey I dunno
If you could object to anyone
Track Name: Turn
Turn your grey eyes into blue
The one who once was you
Into an ingénue

The tide
Might turn to follow you
Your cast away canoe
Yet you
Still say you're true

Cos true
The sun becomes the moon
The summer follows gloom
And you
Are changing too

Summer
How I missed you
Hey Hanna
How's your sister

Grey eyes into blue
The one once was you
Into an ingénue
You turn
As you embrace the new
An old flame burns for you
But you're just passing through

Your time
Will fade the grey and blue
Will give you old for new
The tide will turn
And swallow you
Your lover swallow you

The sun becomes the moon
The crush becomes a swoon
And you don't know
What to turn to
Track Name: Will You Miss Me Though
Everything's getting ready
To go away
Will you miss me oh
Will you miss me
When I'm far away?
Will you miss me?
No, you say

Am I an artist
Or just a man
With a longing
That overran
The shaky vessel
The mortal frame
You used to wrestle
To such acclaim?

Will you miss me though?

Will you miss me though?
Will you miss me?
Will you miss me?
No?
But will you miss me though
Will you miss me - no?
Will you miss ME?

Will you miss me though