Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK
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LYRICS - EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN TODAY
"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno

Home

The dimming of the light makes the picture clearer
It's just an old photograph
There's nothing to hide
When the world was just beginning

I memorized a face so it's not forgotten
I hear the wind whistlin'
Come back anytime
And we'll mix our lives together

Heaven knows - what keeps mankind alive
Every hand - goes searching for its partner
In crime - under chairs and behind tables
Connecting - to places we have known

I'm looking for a
Home - where the wheels are turning
Home - why I keep returning
Home - where my world is breaking in two

Home - with the neighbors fighting
Home - always so exciting
Home - were my parents telling the truth?

Home - such a funny feeling
Home - no-one ever speaking
Home - with our bodies touching
Home - and the cameras watching
Home - will infect what ever you do
We're home - comes to life from out of the blue

Tiny little boats on a beach at sunset
I took a drink from a jar
And into my head
Familiar smells and flavors

Vehicles are stuck on the plains of heaven
I see their wheels spinning round
And everywhere
I can hear those people saying

That the eye - is the measure of the man
You can fly - from the stuff that still surrounds you
We're home - and the band keeps marchin' on
Connecting - to every living soul
Compassion - for things I'll never know

My Big Nurse

When the lake's on fire
With all the world's desires
When he shakes the stars above
When we lose the ones we love

When the seasons lose their grip
When the tightrope walker slips

I'm counting all the possibilities

When the past becomes the now
When the lost becomes the found
When we fall in love with war
When the angel fucks the whore

When the road we travel on
Takes us back where we came from

A million kinds of possibilities
For dancing on this lazy afternoon

In the comfort of the world
In the arms of my big nurse
From the science of the heart
To each animal and plant

Compact, relaxed - intact, give thanks

I'm counting all the possibilities
For dancing on this lazy afternoon

I Feel My Stuff

I think I waited too long
I'm moving into the dollhouse
Some days we exercise
Some days we harmonize
Look away, look away, look away - oh yeah

Emily said she'd suddenly waken
Look at that guy with the government coupon
Yoo hoo, yoo hoo, gonna get you
Japanese chairs in somebody's concert
Telephone bills on the company paycheck
Who knew? Who knew? I do

Emily lost her mobile phone
Last nights dance on a bumpy road
I won't go out in the cold
Lebanese Chinese in my school
Imagine who can make you cool
Who's gonna pay for this call?

The cheapest dog, the hottest sun,
The fiercest cat and the meanest gun
You got to hold the peelings in your hands, baby
It's a safety belt, it's a Christian crime,
A rocket ship, it's a joke of mine
I took away the day that I'd be gone - shoot!

Lebanese take their sailors home
The broken stuff in the outer wall
I'm sticking out in the road
Memorize toilets, Chang Mai School
I like my song but I lost my cool
I need my laser, don't move

Put him in the ground where the Duchess grows
Where the word is true and the girls are strong
Gonna stuff it, step it, pick it, going bye
Take another life of a wretched soul
When they get too high where the bushes grow
And they rope it, squeeze it, push it side to side

The chicken shack, the rising sun,
The written word in a foreign tongue
You got to hold it all before it drops, baby
It's a little bit, it's a lot inside,
It's a bigger thing than YOU can hide
I took away the parts that need controlling

Hooligans jump in the budget sign
In the tropic zone, where the fix is fine
Gonna chase it, place it, face it with my eye
Stinky little bird in a dirty tree
Gonna figure out it's your lucky day
If ya smell it, sell it, tell it to my ear

Lowered in the ground where the Duchess grows
Where the word is true and the girls are strong
Gonna stuff it, step it, pick it, going bye
Take another life of a wretched soul
If they get too high where the bushes grow
And they rope it, squeeze it, push it side to side

(I'm sayin') I feel my stuff
I get enough
I come back to be stronger
I feel my stuff
I changed my luck
I come back to be stronger

Everything That Happens

I ride on a perfect freeway
Many people on that road
I heard the sound of someone laughing
I saw my neighbor's car explode
Just up ahead
Against the sky
Quicker than you blink your eye

Oh my brother, I still wonder, are you alright?
And among the living, we are giving, all through the night

From the milk of human kindness
From the breast we all partake
Hungry for a social contract
She welcomes you with dark embrace

Puts
Socks and shoes
Upon our feet
Little fishes swim upstream

Oh my brother, I still wonder, are you alright?
In the deepest silence, gold and diamonds, all through the night

Everything that happens will happen today
And nothing has changed, but nothing's the same
And every tomorrow could be yesterday
And everything that happens will happen today

Everything that happens will happen today
And nothing has changed but nothing's the same
And every tomorrow could be yesterday
And everything that happens could happen today

Life Is Long

everybody says that the living is easy
I can barely see 'cause my head's in the way
Tigers walk behind me - they are to remind me that
I'm lost - but I'm not afraid

Soul to soul - A kiss and a sigh
Sawed in half - by the passage of time
Halfway home - from a window you see
Chains and bars - but I am still free

People on the outside - I remember sweet times
This old rose - is always in bloom
everyone is happy - to be a baby daddy
Stone love - with nothing to lose

Life is long - if you give it way
So stay, don't go - 'cause I'm fading away
Soul to soul - between you and me
Chain me down - but I am still free

Now I can say - those three little words
And every day - I'm dreaming a world
Soul to soul - a kiss and a sigh
Holding back - the waters outside.

Life is long - if you give it way
So stay, don't go - 'cause I'm fading away
Soul to soul - between you and me
Chain me down - but I am still free

The River

I'm standing on the stage
I'm working in a restaurant
I make a decent wage - and I -
Will sing into the microphone

The river rise up
And flows above the interstate
Beyond the schools and shops -
There's no way to communicate

The water's moving on
Beyond the lies and hypocrites
I'm thinking of a song
I need you to remember it
The forest is alive
It asks us to participate
We lifted up our eyes
To promise and reciprocate

We fell down on our knees
For every human being -
One sad day I will fly away
And one sad day I will tip toe away

Oooh

But a change is gonna come
Like Sam Cooke sang in '63
The river sings a song - to me -
On every St Cecilia's day

So when I was reborn
I went back to the restaurant
The river's moving on - from here -
To sing it's crazy symphony
I'll go home - where you are right in front of me.

Strange Overtones

I wake up every morning
I hear your feet on the stairs
You're in the next apartment
I hear you singing over there -

This groove is out of fashion
These beats are twenty years old
I saw you lend a hand to
The one's out standing in the cold -

Strange overtones
In the music you are playing
I'll harmonize
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough -

Put on your socks and mittens
It's getting colder tonight
A snowball in my kitchen
I watched it melt before my eyes -

Your song still needs a chorus
I know you'll figure it out
The rising of the verses
A change of key will let you out -

Strange overtones
Though they're slightly out of fashion
I'll harmonize
I see the music in your face
That your words cannot explain

Strange overtones
In the music you are playing
We're not alone
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough -

Wanted For Life

Fill the suitcase up - did he stiff somebody?
Will he testify? - if you say you're sorry

Grown men laugh when they heard that lie
Ten to twelve - gonna hang them high
Wanted for life
Hu hu - I'm wanted for life

Ran outside
The buildings dropped
Now he stole the crown
Do the buggers never stop?
Said - wait a minute pop
Hoo hey - wait a minute pop

Now upon this earth
We stand on dirt
Well I got tore down
But I'm still standing up
every little drop
I'm thankful for every little drop

Torn and frayed
Even though it's full a holes
Get cha where ya wanna go
Get cha where ya wanna go

Even though you're smarter than me
I'll write your autobiography
I'm using all the words up
I got my grammar in the five and dime
I'm givin' all the words up
Now I know the words are mine

If ya close your eyes - do ya picture money?
Did he change his mind? Does it keep you runnin'?

The blind men sing
The girls gone wild
The statute's clear
And they emphasised
Wanted for life
Hoo hoo I'm wanted for life

So, Swing that stick
Throw that rock
Inch by inch
Goin' step by step
Yeah - wait a minute pop
Wait a minute pop

Now upon this earth
We stand on dirt
We got torn down
But I'm still standing up
Every little drop
I'm thankful for every little drop

Torn and frayed
My testimony's full of holes
Get me where I wanna go
Get cha where ya wanna go

Pardon me sir
I don't live here no more
But see that's the way it goes
I'm moving on a gravel road

Pardon me sir
I don't live here no more
Maybe that's the way it goes
I guess that that's the way it goes

Pardon me sir
I don't live here no more
I'm moving on a gravel road
Maybe that's the way it goes

One Fine Day

Saw the wanderin' eye - inside my heart
Shouts and battle cries - from every part
I can see those tears - every one is true
When the door appears - I'll go right through - oooh

I stand in liquid light - like everyone
I built my life with rhymes - to carry on
And it gives me hope - to see you there
The things I used to know - that one fine

One fine day
One fine day

In a small dark room - where I will wait
Face to face I find - I contemplate
Even though a man - is made of clay
everything can change - one fine -

One fine day
One fine day
One fine day

Then before my eyes - Is standing still
I beheld it there - a city on a hill
I complete my tasks - one by one
I remove my masks - when I am done

Then a peace of mind - fell over me
In these troubled times - I still can see
We can use the stars - to guide the way
It is not that far - one fine...

One fine day
One fine day
One fine day
One fine day

Poor Boy

A truck parked this morning- outside the grocery store
Friends face the future - they're wearin' summer clothes

Great cosmic forces - like fallin' dominoes
I love talking funny - it's the only song I know

Sweet smart and sexy - the day my life began
Burnt out and damaged - I dragged my body home

This slice is runny - it's dripping down my clothes
Flies stick to honey - it's the only game they know

Chant 1:
Poor Boy - I walk into the river in my hat and shoes
Poor Boy - I'm sittin' at the table with a knife and spoon

Life fast die happy - don't let your panties show
I trust market forces - it's the only song I know

Bridge:
So come and rock my soul - where sin and sorrow lie
White horses carry me - unto the other side

Chant 2:
Poor Boy - I'm livin' in a country where my thoughts are cold
Poor Boy - I'm waitin' for the harvest of the seeds I sow

Bridge 2:
A flower in the night - with thoughts of days gone
I've got to ring that bell - and I'll be satisfied

Chant 3:
Poor Boy - I'm wearin' silver slippers and a long white gown
Poor boy - I picture in my mind the day the walls come down

Chant 4:
Poor Boy - I'm livin' in a country where I'm never free
Poor Boy - I'm writing down the names of all the things I see

The Lighthouse

I'll build a house - of water
I'm searching high - and low
Underneath the waves
Where they hit the rocky shore
Out by the lighthouse

Heard nature say
"I'm sorry -
For stones and trees down below
For those who tumble in God's name
To an early grave
Into the sea and foam
Like ships tossed in a storm"

And I'm standing all alone
Out by the lighthouse

I'll build a house - of paper
Covered with words I can read
She had to teach me what to say
And every year we stayed
Out by the lighthouse

I'll build a house - so level
With seven walls - long and true
The day we raised that roof up high
Unto the fading light
We sang the whole night through
And no one needed proof
And I could see the moon
Out by the lighthouse


OVERVIEW | MISCELLANEOUS TRACKS | HERE COME THE WARM JETS | TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN | ANOTHER GREEN WORLD | BEFORE AND AFTER SCIENCE
AFTER THE HEAT | MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS | WRONG WAY UP | MY SQUELCHY LIFE | NERVE NET | ANOTHER DAY ON EARTH
EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN TODAY | DRUMS BETWEEN THE BELLS | PANIC OF LOOKING