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by Matt Bentley

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released February 23, 2011

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Track Name: Savannah
Animals are not happy in the zoo
They laze around all day, they don't know what to do
Even though you fill their cage with rocks and trees and antelopes and all
Still you can tell this ain't the savannah they've been looking for, the skyline they've been looking for,
the icecream they've been looking for

People are not happy in the bank
Tellers look around for another customer to thank
Maybe they were happy the day before
Well you can tell this ain't the horizon they've been looking for
The sunset they've been looking for
the car crash they've been looking forward to
Don't you have a lot to look forward to?
Don't you, don't you deserve a little more too?
When are you going to start believing that?
When are you going to stop believing that?
When are you going to start believing that?

Nobody is happy in the sky
looking down pretending man was never meant to fly
Stewardess enters through the cabin door
She tells them well this is the arrival they've been looking for,
the surface they've been looking for,
destination they've been looking forward to
Don't you have a lot to look forward to?
Don't you, don't you deserve a little more too?
When are you going to start believing that?
When are you going to start believing that?

I remember you told me once, I was holding back aways
And then you held my hand
it was like a criminal sunset
But when you held me down x2
I knew I had a lot to thank god for
Don't you have a lot to thank god for?
Don't you, don't you deserve a little more?
When are you going to start believing that?
When are you going to start believing that?
Track Name: So very tired
Boredom washes over me
Like the hum of eternity
My life is like a hundred afternoons
Analyse paralysed
Theres a vacancy behind my eyes
I wish I could just get up... and move

Chorus:
But I'm so tired
But I'm so tired
I spent one and a half years feeling wired
Now I'm tired

Sun squawks like a lazy duck
But I wish I could just get up
I'm trying not to think and not to move
It's coming up on a year
Since I left myself stranded here
I only want to get out of this groove

Chorus

Can't stand the rock & roll music
any which way you abuse it
its still the same old angst in the end
Wish I could get out of here
But every time I turn my head
theres one more dumb distraction and I'm trying not to stare, but I'm

Chorus
Track Name: No more Crying Windows
The day that our love finally caved in
was the day that the old holden died
I'd tried the ignition but all that I got
was a faint whirring on the inside
Theres nothing left for me to do now
I walked home under the black-yellow stars
What do I know about relationships anyway?
I know that they're nothing like cars
When I walked in through the front door
the lightbulb turned on but then broke
I fetched another from another light socket
An old energy-saver which has yet to croak
Theres nothing left for me to say now
Cept how did you know what to do
Your thoughts couldn't have been more congruent to mine
if we were the same person, just split in two

And theres nothing to do and theres nothing to say
This life goes on and on everyday and I wish I was dead but I'm breathing the same
and when will this fucking day end?
And why don't you want to be friends
And why don't I want to be friends,
either?

You know what they say about tomorrow?
It's the first day of the rest of our lives
When it hits twelve-o-clock this minute
I want you the hell out of mine
I want you to run away crying
Or angry or screaming, just go
I can't wait to savor the moment
When you finally lose your control
over me
Track Name: Goto sleep
go to sleep my dear friend
go to sleep, you and I will spend
some time together, but you won't remember
and when winter comes, well you're young, and you won't hear

go to sleep my sweet pear
go to sleep once again
even though, well, you know that
you may never ever wake up again
Track Name: Roses
Oh so sorry for the things that I said
And oh so worried about the things that I did
But I'm tired of pretending I'm not real
And I'm sad about the way I seem to make you feel

Things are dark now and I crawl under my bed
Feeling like Somebody wants me dead
And I want you to know
I never meant to make you
feel
so
bad

Hope you get the message in this song
It's fairly clear, I'm just telling you that I was wrong
oh
Track Name: Dna
Theres something in the air
Carbon monoxide or just the smell of your hair?
And if you ask me for my preference
I'd have to say it depends on your frame of reference
And I know you've got issues
Dear god did you ever have issues

Its not a question of regret
I was holding onto something I couldn't get
And theres nothing in it for me
but a dull cry and an aching scream

Why am I hanging from this ladder?
Guess its got something to do with secrets
But if there really was nothing the matter
Then I would have no reason to keep holding onto it

In my mind
all the time

Its not a question of regret
I was holding onto something I couldn't get
And theres nothing in it for me
but a dull cry and an aching scream


Gotta hope I see you in the next life
Cause in this life its just not meant to be
But if it doesn't happen to happen
Maybe I'll wind up as a frog in your potato tree-
if so be good to me,
if so be good to me,
if so be good to me,
if so be good to me and
don't shoot me when I strip the tree dry.
Track Name: It's in my life (demo version)
Take a road down
to the bottom of a river
sign reads: Te Kowhai St
It's a place where no-one's ever been before
isn't that just the heart of new zealand

New songs and new rights for old wrongs
It's all here, every last bit of it-
It's all here - it's in my life

Take a road down
don't know where it's going - don't even know if it has an end
there's a sadness in the air that reminds me of christmas
but I pull over turn the stereo on now up loud

And old songs for new rights, from old wrongs
It's all here - every last bit of it.
It's all here
It's in my life
Track Name: Unrequited
This really hurts, and I don't know why
when I see you kiss some other guy
it makes me cry
tell me why
Now its too late to turn back time
But if I could I'd make you mine
Turn back time
tell me why