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SHINEY ON THE INSIDE: the lyrics

RADAR
What time should we set the alarm?
I said half-way, I meant no harm
Buy it but don't be alone
Let it come naturally
Meet the man who failed to err
He's world famous everywhere but earth
You disappeared from my radar
You disappeared and I don't know where you are
Just look behind the fifteenth nebular
He's in the boot of an eighties motorcar
You disappeared from my radar
You disappeared and I don't know where you are
You've gone to far
What time did you say I was born?
Yesterday, I could have sworn
I think I've heard that one before
Let it come naturally
Meet the man who failed to err
He's world famous everywhere but earth
You disappeared from my radar
You disappeared and I don't know where you are
Just look behind the fifteenth nebular
He's in the wig of a fifties movie star
You disappeared from my radar
You disappeared and I don't know where you are

ONE TRACK MIND
What does it mean to you now?
Now that you've seen how I cried
It's like a dream that somehow made me see my life as it really was
Alone in the world because I forgot who I really was
But does anybody ever really ever want to give it up?
When you've got a one track mind like mine
You've got to leave the world behind you
And just stay at home and go blind
What does it mean to the crowd when they see doors open wide?
It's like a seam in the clouds that helps them to see inside
When everything seems glossed over
You're alone in the world and you're stone cold sober
Forget about flying on some kind of supernova
Cos no-one in the city ever really wants to get that high
When you've got a one track mind like mine
You've got to leave the world behind you
Just stay at home and go blind
But does anybody ever really ever want to get that high?
When you've got a one track mind like mine
You've got to leave the world behind you
Just stay at home you go..
When you've got a one track mind like mine
You've got to leave the world, leave the world behind you
And just stay at home and go blind
You never know what you mind find
You stay at home and go blind
When you've got a one track mind

DANGEROUS DILETTANTE
Give me a simple task, survival for the instant
My head vibrates with half-deformed, killed-at-birth plans
For resistance is useless
Try to remain seated
And please excuse us if we revert to striking poses with our faeces
Beware the dangerous dilettante
He only does thing to up the ante
Beware the dangerous dilettante
He only does things to up the ante
He's got a little bit of what you fancy
He's a clear and present danger to society
Give me a simple chance, survival for the species
And we'll rejoice for what a night
Now we're taking care of business as usual
So try to remain suited
And please excuse us if we revert to taking photos of our future
Beware the dangerous dilettante
He only does things to up the ante
Beware the dangerous dilettante
He only does things to up the ante
He's got a little bit of what you fancy
He's a clear and present danger to society
He's a clear and present danger to society
He makes up all of your anxieties
He comes in all 57 varieties
A clear and present danger to society

21
Father forgive me, I feel diseased
It's been ten weeks since I visited your niece
I asked her to stay, I'd never have guessed
She would be my guest
Sweet Sister save me, I can't pretend
I've ever needed anything for the weekend
I saw Our Lady and I came undone, I was 21
21, an altar boy who's waiting for the heavens to open and say go ahead my son
I'm 21, all alone and waiting
Now the party has begun
You're 21 again, entering a world of pain
An altar boy is waiting for the heavens to open
And a voice to tell him 'Go ahead, my son'
You saved your tokens for the right girl to come along
And this is easy, this is great
But on the face of it what have I gained?
By waiting so long for the show to begin
When I lose I win
21, an altar boy who's waiting
Now the party can begin
You're 21, an altar boy who's waiting for the heavens to open
And say go ahead my son
We're 21 again, you're entering a world of pain
You're 21, see what you've become
Now you're 21, see what you've become
All the things that you could have done
All the places you should have run
All the things that you want to do
Too late when you're 22
My god, what have I done?

SEX MANIACS
I'm the stranger in your bathroom and I haven't left for years
You've been putting out my bottles and wiping up my tears without complaining
When I'm talking in my sleep at night
You are haunted by my efforts to keep you awake
I'm frightened of the sex maniacs
Love turns to revenge
Every morning when I wake up I wonder what does it mean?
To be dancing with a stranger in my strange recurring dream
Every morning when I wake up I wonder what does it mean?
You are haunted by my efforts to keep you awake
I'm frightened of the sex maniacs
Love turns to revenge
You can light a candle on a faraway beach
Something to remind me that you're just out of reach
Every morning when I wake up I wonder what does it mean?
Sex maniacs
Love turns to revenge

ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER
This chain of events is making no sense to me
I'm still not clear how I got here, oh dear
The pain is immense
Personally, I blame the parents
I don't know why, I just roll over and die
It's one thing after another but I'm still your lover
I don't know why I let you do those things to me
It's in my genes and god knows what that means
We were doomed from the start
Reading too much Dostoevsky has made me flip
By messing with my flip-switch
I'm all at sea going from a to b
And its one thing after another but I'm hoping we can recover
On top of the cliff the rope starts to fray
The widescreen effects turns their rubber necks to jelly
All the games that we keep losing
Yes I know it's so confusing
All the dreams that they keep faking
Can't they see that they keep breaking
One thing after another
And I know the pain is immense but personally I blame the parents
There's a fire out on the wing
And I was hoping you might ring
It's just one thing after another
And I'm hoping we can recover control of this blasted thing
To flame the fire out on the wing
It's just one thing after another
And I'm hoping we can recover conrol of this blasted thing
Cos there's a fire out on the wing

SPACE DADDY
Space daddy, you need a space daddy
It's funny how you never gave me solutions
It's lonely when you're waiting for domesday
You're selling me your personal revelations
Save it for prosperity
You need a guru, a guru daddy
Some kind of space man daddy
You need a guru, a guru daddy
You need a space daddy, space daddy
And when you walk into the sea
You remind me the end is nice
And possibly within our lifetime
And on the last roll of the dice
Oh it's lonely wait for domesday
You need a guru, a guru daddy
Some kind of space man daddy
You need a guru, a guru daddy
You need a space daddy, space daddy
We'll find a place on a hill far away where no-one asks the price
Before they let you into the car so you can wash their feet
You need a guru, a guru daddy
Some kind of space man daddy
You need a guru, a guru daddy
You need a space daddy, space daddy
You know it's funny how you never gave me solutions
It's lonely when you're waiting for domesday
You're selling me your personal revelations
Save it for prosperity
We'll find a place on a hill far away where no-one asks the price
Before they let you into the car so you can wash their feet

GROOVER
I'm not the groover you thought I was
That was my brother in my open top
I'm not the lover you're looking for
I'd rather hoover than go outside
But I can learn to say sweet things
I'll fight my way through stones and slings
I wont hope you remember me
because it's all a case of identity
I'm not the guru you're looking for
Maybe I'm just a crooner from the bottom drawer
You came from nowhere to show me this
But I'm still a nightmare to live with
But I can learn how to breath
I'll make a vow to keep things sweet
I won't hope, get excited
You'll hear the sound of a wrong being righted
If you remember the pantomime
It's just three minutes of wasted time
I won't hope you remember me
Because it's all a case of identity
Oh groover
Why don't you move over, mister groover?
I'm not the groover (I thought you you were)
Such a sweet mover (I thought you were)
But I'm not the groover (I thought you were)

SHINEY ON THE INSIDE
Is there anybody out there?
Cos I've got a window of my time to share
I'll meet you in the horsefly meadow
My biography's in every bedroom
Is there anybody outside?
Cos I've got a little pride for you to swell
You made me go tongue-tied
Is anybody out there who wants to know?
Oh boy, I dreamt about you last night
You came to me dressed all in white, head to toe
I know we both deserve a holiday
Somewhere where we can meditate
We're still shiney on the inside
Is there anybody upstairs?
Just a janitor and his son
I've heard him having nightmares
As if anybody cares what he's done
I wonder is this okay?
Oh boy, I dreamt about you last night
You came to me dressed all in white, head to toe
I know we both deserve a holiday
Somewhere where we can meditate
We're still shiney on the inside
I wonder is this okay?

HERE COME THE IMPOSTORS
Here come the imposters
They know what to say
They can make the right noises
Day after day
You and your cheap little dreams
You can't say I never try
You bought me a coat without the seams
I closed my eyes and saw mister Hyde
Here come the imposters
They know what to say
They can make the right noises
Day after day
Well they're going to build a monument
Out on the motorway
Because they can't decide exactly what links it to Shelley
Here come the imposters
They know what to say
They can make the right noises
Day after day

TAKE A DEEP BREATH
What makes you think you're so dumb?
What makes you think you're no better than anyone?
When you lie in the bath, looking up at the ceiling
And you start to laugh as your face goes underwater
I just thought I'd like to warn you
Look out, there's a chance you might meet you
Take a deep breath, and ask yourself the question
Is this my death? Or is it just a new direction?
Take a deep breath and go oh-oh-oh...
What makes you think you're so right?
What makes you think you know better than anyone?
When I turned out your light
I looked under your pillow and I found the gun
When you're walking 'round the corner
I just thought I'd like to warn you
Look out, there's a chance you might meet you
Take a deep breath, and ask yourself the question
Is this my death? Or is it just a new direction?
Take a deep breath and go ah-ah-ah...
So you ask is this all there is
Can you always know what the answer is?
When you're walking 'round the corner
I just thought I'd like to warn you
Look out, there's a chance you might meet you
Take a deep breath, and ask yourself the question
Is this my death? Or is it just a new direction?

All lyrics by Mikey Georgeson, or at least the ones which are accurate.