The Boy Who Knew Too Much

We Are Golden

Teenage dreams
in a teenage circus
Running around
like a clown on purpose
Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from
No giving up when you’re young and you want some

Running around again
Running from running
Running around again
Running from running

Waking up in the mid day sun
What’s to live for when you could see what I’d done?
I stay out of motion in the light of day
I was hiding from the things that you’d say

We are not what you think we are
We are golden
We are golden
We are not what you think we are
We are golden
We are golden

Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from
No giving up when you’re young and you want some

Running around again
Running from running
Running around again
Running from running

I was a boy at an open door
Why are you staring? Do you still think that you know?
Looking for treasure in the things that you threw
Like a magpie I lived for glitter not you

We are not what you think we are
We are golden
We are golden
We are not what you think we are
We are golden
We are golden

Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from
No giving up when you’re young and you want some

Now I’m sitting alone and I’m looking for help
Left here on my own I’m gonna hurt myself
Many years have gone by but I’m wondering why
I ever let the world let it bleed me dry

We are not what you think we are
We are…
We are not what you think we are
We are…
We are not what you think we are
We are golden!
We are golden!

Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from
No giving up when you’re young and you want some

Running around again
Running from running
Running around again
Running from running

We are not what you think we are
We are golden
We are golden
We are not what you think we are
We are golden
We are golden

Blame It On The Girls

So I was sitting here in a bar
And this guy came up to me
And he said, “My life stinks.”
And I saw his gold credit card
And I saw the way that he was looking at people across the room
And I looked at his face and you know, what a good-looking face
And I just said, “dude, your perspective on life sucks.”

He’s got looks that books take pages to tell
He’s got a face to make you fall on your knees
He’s got money in the bank to thank and I guess
you could think he’s living at ease

Like lovers on the open shore
What’s the matter?
When you’re sitting there with so much more
What’s the matter?
When you’re wondering what the hell to be
Are you wishing you were ugly like me?

Blame it on the girls who know what to do
Blame it on the boys who keep hitting on you
Blame it on your mother for the things she said
You’d blame it on your father but you know he’s dead

Blame it on the girls
Blame it on the boys
Blame it on the girls
Blame it on the boys

Life could be simple but you never fail,
To complicate it every single time
You could have children and a wife, a perfect little life,
But you blow it on a bottle of wine

Like a baby or a stubborn child
What’s the matter?
Always looking for an axe to grind
What’s the matter?
While you’re wondering what the hell to do
We are wishing we were lucky like you

Blame it on the girls who know what to do
Blame it on the boys who keep hitting on you
Blame it on your mother for the things she said
You’d blame it on your father but you know he’s dead

Blame it on the girls
Blame it on the boys
Blame it on the girls
Blame it on the boys

Rain

Is it really necessary, every single day?
Making me more ordinary, in every possible way

This ordinary mind is broken
You did it and you don’t even know
Leaving me with words unspoken
You better get back cuz I’m ready for…

More than this
Whatever it is
Baby I hate days like this
Caught in a trap
I can’t look back,
Baby, I hate days like this

When it rain rain rains
It rain rain rains
When it rain rain rains
It rain rain rains…
More than this,
Baby, I hate days like this

Trying to be ordinary
Was it me who was the fool?
Thought you found the man you wanted
Til’ you turn him into something new

Well even if our minds are broken
There’s something that I need you to know
It’s nothing like the life we wanted
We better move on cuz we’re ready for

More than this
Whatever it is,
Baby I hate days like this
Caught in a trap
I cant look back,
Baby, I hate days like this

I’m not angry, don’t know what to do
After all the years that I spent with you
I can’t blame you for the things you say
I was using you just to hide away

More than this
Whatever it is
I hate days like this
Caught in a trap
Can’t look back
Baby, I hate days like this

When it rain rain rains
It rain rain rains
When it rain rain rains
It rain rain rains…
baby I hate days like this
When it rain rain rains
It rain rain rains
When it rain rain rains
It rain rain rains…
Baby, I hate days like this

Dr John

I look for joy in a strange place
From the back of a bar
From afar
I see the look on my mama’s face
When her son’s in the corner undone

She says that my life is over
“Boy you don’t know what you got till its gone
Come put your head upon my shoulder”
She gave me her hand but I ignored her

Oh Dr. John
What am I doing, what am I doing wrong?
Cuz I keep on trying
Something ain’t going, something ain’t going on
Dr. John

I look for joy in a strange place
In the back of a bar
From afar
I see the look of my daddy’s face
When his son’s falling over undone

Father my life is over
I didn’t know what I had now it’s gone
Can I lay my head upon your shoulder
if I fall asleep will it be over?

Oh Dr. John
What am I doing, what am I doing wrong?
Cuz I keep on trying
Something ain’t going, something ain’t going on

Oh Dr. John
What am I doing, what am I doing wrong?
Cuz I keep on trying
Something ain’t going, something ain’t going on

They say I’m a big heart breaker
But doctor I’d never hurt ya
Isn’t that obvious?

Oh Dr. John
What am I doing, what am I doing wrong?
Cuz I keep on trying
Something ain’t going, something ain’t going on

I See You

I’m sitting across from you
I’m dreaming of the things I’d do
I don’t speak
You don’t know me at all
For fear of what you might do
I say nothing but stare at you
I’m dreaming
I’m tripping over you

Truth be told my problem’s old
You mean the world to me, but you’ll never know
You could be cruel to me
So why go risking the way that I see you

That I see you
That I see you
That I see you
That I see you

Conversation’s not me at all
I’m hesitating only to fall
I’m waiting and hating everyone

Could it be you feel for me
In any possible similarity
If it’s so how would I know
I’ll never know me at all but I see you

But I see you
But I see you
But I see you
But I see you

I’m standing across from you
I’ve dreamt alone
Now the dream won’t do
I’m standing across from you
I’ve dreamt alone
Now the dream won’t do

Blue Eyes

Your heart is broken
To your surprise
You’re sick of crying
For blue eyes
So tired of living
Misunderstood
You think you’re a woman
I think you should go…

…For sorrow is so peculiar
Comes in a day
Then it will never leave you
You take a pill
Wonder if it will fix you
Then wonder why
Sorrow has never left you

Blue eyes, blue eyes
What’s the matter, matter?
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What’s the matter, matter?
So blind, so blind
What’s the matter, matter?
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What’s the matter with you?

Your heart got broken
On the underground
Go find your spirit
In the lost and found
I’ve been watching
How you behave
Not much like a lover
More like a slave

Oh sorrow is so peculiar
Comes in a day
Then it will never leave you
You take a pill
Wonder if it will fix you
Then wonder why
Sorrow has never left you

Blue eyes, blue eyes
What’s the matter, matter?
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What’s the matter, matter?
So blind, so blind
What’s the matter, matter?
Blue eyes, blue eyes
What’s the matter with you?

Good Gone Girl

Could you believe, the same old story
It never bores me
Though I’ve heard it all before
Her name was Georgia, and she was gorgeous
When she adored you the whole room would get to know

Like a movie that is filled with lust
Coming at you with a double D bust
At the bed of a wounded soldier
In a rush cos she’s getting older
Hanging out in the fancy bars, with the boys who can play guitar
Listen up cos I’ve go to warn ya, she’s gonna make it out in California

Hey you, what’s a good girl like you doing in this crazy world?
Where’s the Good gone girl?
Dance, dance to the life you wanted when you were only seventeen
With your good girl dream
Oooooo……. Good Gone Girl

Could you believe, the same old phonies
Those painted ponies, that you’ve ridden all before
Her name was April, but she was hateful
Enough to make you want to run right out the door

I can tell you what you want the most
Hanging off with a champagne toast
When the end of the night gets tricky
Don’t you know that beggars cant be picky
Looking out for a man who’s golden
Doesn’t matter if he’s old, he’s rolling
Coming at you like a desperate hunter
Sugar daddy but he’s just a munter

Hey you, what’s a good girl like you doing in this crazy world?
Where’s the Good gone girl?
Dance, dance to the life you wanted when you were only seventeen
With your good girl dream
Oooooo……. Good Gone Girl

Hey you, what’s a good girl like you doing in this crazy world?
Where’s the Good gone girl?
Dance, dance to the life you wanted when you were only seventeen
With your good girl dream
Oooooo……. Good Gone Girl

She’s walking around all over the town
Needs somebody to notice but the goodness gets her down
She’s happy to choose somebody to use
Good gone girl, she’s got nothing left to lose

Touches You

You think you’re better, you’re better than me
You blow me off as history
To avoid conversation you’re ignoring me

When you’ve had enough and you need somebody to know
Well, you’re looking tough but you need a way to let it go
Come on now, what’s a boy s’posed to do
When I can’t seem to leave you alone touching me touching you

I wanna be your brother wanna be your father too
Never make you run for cover even if they want us to
I wanna be your sister wanna be your mother too
I wanna be, wanna be whatever else that touches you

Whatever else that touches you
Whatever else that touches you

For fear of losing, losing your way
Just stop and listen to the things that they say
To avoid confrontation you walk away

Growing up, found the need to compromise
Well, I’ve had enough 20 years and I realized
Come on now, what’s a boy s’posed to do
When I can’t seem to leave you alone, touching me touching you

I wanna be your brother, wanna be your father too
Never make you run for cover even if they want us to
I wanna be your sister, wanna be your mother too
I wanna be, wanna be whatever else that touches you

I wanna be your brother, wanna be your father too
Never make you run for cover even if they want us to
I wanna be your sister, wanna be your mother too
I wanna be, wanna be whatever else that touches you

Whatever else that touches you
Whatever else that touches you
Whatever else that touches you
Whatever else that touches you

When you’ve had enough and you need somebody to know
Well, you’re looking tough but you need a way to let it go
Come on now, what’s a boy s’posed to do
But I can’t seem to leave you alone, touching me touching you

This isn’t a perfect love
One that we’re guilty of
What am I supposed to do
I can’t seem to leave you alone
Touching me touching you

This isn’t a perfect love
(I wanna be your brother, wanna be your father too)
One that we’re guilty of
(Never make you run for cover even if they want us to)
What am I supposed to do
(I wanna be your sister, wanna be your mother too)
Can’t seem to leave you alone touching me touching you
(I wanna be wanna be whatever else that touches you)

This isn’t a perfect love
(I wanna be your brother, wanna be your father too)
One that we’re guilty of
(Never make you run for cover even if they want us to)
What am I supposed to do
(I wanna be your sister, wanna be your mother too)
Can’t seem to leave you alone
(I wanna be wanna be whatever else that touches you)

By The Time

Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up
Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up

It’s the early morn, lights flick on,
Sleepy eyes peek through the blinds at something wrong
Motionless, remains the mess
Shame, such a beautiful, beautiful young life

By the time I’m dreaming,
And you’ve crept out on me sleeping
I’m busy in the blissful unaware
By the time I’m dreaming,
And you’ve crept out on me sleeping
Tell me how am I supposed to care

Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up
Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up

A trail of clothes, two years old
Why did you have to go and leave all this stuff behind
Wasn’t I allowed 3 strikes and out
No, but you said I could, said I could just one night

By the time I’m dreaming,
And you’ve crept out on me sleeping
I’m busy in the blissful unaware
By the time I’m dreaming,
And you’ve crept out on me sleeping
Tell me how am I supposed to care

If I had let you go, let you go
Would this be different, different
Now I will never know, never know
I didn’t get the chance damn you

If I had let you go, let you go
Would this be different, different
Now I will never know, never know
I didn’t get the chance damn you

By the time I’m dreaming,
And you’ve crept out on me sleeping
I’m busy in the blissful unaware
By the time I’m dreaming,
And you’ve crept out on me sleeping
Tell me how am I supposed to care

Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up
Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up
Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up
Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up, No, don’t wake me up
Don’t wake up, Wont wake up, Can’t wake up

One Foot Boy

What’s the matter with going places?
Take that gross look off your faces
Empty loving makes me seasick
What you’re here for, I don’t need it

I’ll say nothing on your microphone
Till you swear to take me home
There’s a one foot boy, eleven stone
He’s sitting on my shoulder

I’m too scared to look away
He comes here almost everyday
And everyday I push him off
And tell him, boy, we’re over

My, oh my, I think my mind is gone
I’m left here wondering was I crazy all along?
What do I do? Nothing left but pray
Gonna shoot somebody
Help me drive this craziness away
I’m happy on my own

One foot boy, one foot boy
(I’m happy on my own)
One foot boy, one foot boy
(I’m happy on my own)

One foot boy, one foot boy
(I’m happy on my own)
One foot boy, one foot boy
(I’m happy on my own)

Say you like me not with changes
Shut up and forget it these are my faces
All these colors that surround me
All these places only drown me

I’ll say nothing on your microphone
Till you swear to take me home
There’s a one foot boy, eleven stone
He’s sitting on my shoulder

I’m too scared to look away
He comes here almost everyday
Everyday I push him off
And tell him boy we’re over

My, oh my, I think my mind is gone
I’m left here wondering was I crazy all along?
What do I do? Nothing left but pray
Gonna shoot somebody
Help me drive this craziness away
I’m happy on my own

I think my mind is gone
I’m left here wondering was I crazy all along?
What do I do? Nothing left but pray
Gonna shoot somebody
Help me drive this craziness away
I’m happy on my own

What’s a matter with going places?
(I’m happy on my own)
Take that gross look off your faces
(I’m happy on my own)
Empty loving makes me seasick
(I’m happy on my own)
What you here for, I don’t need it
(I’m happy on my own)

One foot boy, one foot boy
(I’m happy on my own)
One foot boy, one foot boy
(I’m happy on my own)

One foot boy, one foot boy
(I’m happy on my own)
One foot boy, one foot boy

Toy Boy

I’m a wind up toy
In an up-down world
If you leave me all alone
I’ll make a mess for sure

I’ve a heart of gold
In the smallest size
Leave me in the dark
You never hear me cry

More than an illustration
Points of articulation
Come to life on a brass spring
Such a wonderful plaything

It’s a cruel cross
That I have to bear
If you come a little close
I’m going to pull your hair

More than just a toy
In a patched blue suit
When you hold me in your arms
I’m just a boy like you

But your momma thought
There was something wrong
Didn’t want you sleeping
With a boy too long

It’s a serious thing
In a grown-up world
Maybe you’d be better
With a Barbie girl

You knew that
I adored ya
But you left me in georgia
Toys are not sentimental;
How could i be for rental?

She’s the meanest hag
That has ever been
Pulled out my insides
With an old safety pin

I’m the sorest sight
Now i feel like trash
Clothes are made of rags
And they don’t even match

So she dressed me up
As the man she loved
And threw me in a box
When she had had enough

Now the light of day
I no longer see
She stuck her voodoo pins
Where my eyes used to be

Accidentally tragic
Victim of her black magic
Had a boy once who loved me
Now he’s so afraid of me

On a long lost day
When you’re grey and old
You’ll be there remembering
Your old toy boy

When your only son ‘s
Wondering what to be
Tell him the story of
A boy like me
Oooooo
Oooooooo

Pick Up Off The Floor

There’s a girl, thought she knew
What her life was going to do
Then she goes and falls in love
And throws it all away

But her man can’t decide
If he’s made the right choice in life
So she comes home one day
To find he’s gone away

Put your heart back in your pocket
Pick your love up off the floor
When your momma says you’re stopping
But girl, let me tell you more

If he’s 95 or 22
A boy’s gonna do what he’s gonna do
He says he don’t love you anymore
So pick up off the floor

Walks around an empty town
Sees his face coming around
Every corner takes on a similar stay

Love is lost, life can burn
But your luck will return
But if you’re dragging it down
You won’t know it’s there

Put your heart back in your pocket
Pick your love up off the floor
When your momma says you’re stopping
But girl, let me tell you more

If he’s 95 or 22
A boy’s gonna do what he’s gonna do
He says he don’t love you anymore
So pick up off the floor

Put your heart back in your pocket
Pick your love up off the floor
When your momma says you’re stopping
But girl, let me tell you more

If he’s 95 or 22
A boy’s gonna do what he’s gonna do
He says he don’t love you anymore
So pick up off the floor
Pick your love, love, love
(Pick up off the floor)
Ooh
(Pick up off the floor)

Put your heart back in your pocket
Pick your love up off the floor
When your momma says you’re stopping
But girl let me tell you more

If he’s 95 or 22
A boy’s gonna do what he’s gonna do
He says he don’t love you anymore

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