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2010 - Red Carpet Massacre

All You Need Is Now
Blame The Machines
Being Followed
Leave A Light On
Safe (In The Heat Of The Moment)
Girl Panic!
A Diamond In The Mind
The Man Who Stole A Leopard
Other People's Lives
Mediterranea
Too Bad You're So Beautiful
Runway Runaway
Return To Now
Before The Rain
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Networker Nation
Too Close To The Sun
Early Summer Nerves
This Lost Weekend

All You Need Is Now   London 2010-03-09

It's all up to you now find yourself in the moment
Go directly to the voodoo now the channel is open

Lose your head lose control
You come on delicate and fine like a diamond in the mind
Woah, yeah, when you move into the light you're the greatest thing alive
Woah... And you

SWAY in the moon the way you did when you were younger
And we told everybody all you need is now
STAY with the music let it play a little longer
You don't need anybody all you need is now

Everybody's gunning for the VIP section
But you're better up and running in another direction

With your bones in the thrall
Throw a shadow on the vine, bat your lashes let it shine
Woah, yeah, every moment that arrives you're the greatest thing alive
Woah... And you

SWAY in the moon the way you did when you were younger
And we told everybody all you need is now
STAY with the music let it play a little longer
You don't need anybody all you need is now

All you need, all you need is now
All you need, all you need is now
All you need, all you need is now

... And we will
SWAY in the moon the way we did when we were younger (when we were younger)
When we told everybody all you need is now
STAY with the music let it play a little longer (a little longer)
you don't need anybody all you need is now

All you need, all you need is now
All you need, all you need is now
All you need, all you need is now
All you need, all you need is now

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Blame The Machines   London 2010-07

I'm driving up the autobahn
Losing my way as the night gets long
The headlights shining in my face
Scream out the danger of this place

And now there's no way home this love affair is ended
I should have known when I bought into the dream
So like your solid soul to leave me lost and stranded
I blame myself and I blame the machines

I'm flying blind I'm speeding through
I hate to think I've been fooled by you
An interactive nightmare show
Which never ends, it just goes on and on and on and on

And now there's no way home this love affair is ended
I should have known when I bought into the dream
So like your solid soul to leave me lost and stranded
I blame myself and I blame the machines

And now turn left
I have control
You are not required
To think at all
Everything we hear (goes on and on)
Everything we see,
Everything we love (goes on and on)
Everything we feel,
Everything we want, (goes on and on)
Everything we do, (and on)
Everywhere we go (and on)
Everything we know (and on)

And now there's no way home this love affair is ended
I should have known when I bought into the dream
So like your solid soul to leave me lost and stranded
I blame myself and I blame the machines

Oo-oh oo-oh I blame the machines
Oo-oh oo-oh blame the machines
repeat...

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Being Followed   London 2010-07-10

To the voyeur, seated in a darkened room
Do you thrill when the green light starts pulsing?
Paranoia, the only valid point of view
If you know what I'm saying

I'm not alone, being followed
Someone always watching what we do
Never alone, but I'm in the shadows
I dream things I don't want you to know

Something shifting between the sirens and the glow
Of red lights and the blue slowly turning
The fog is lifting
A silhouette begins the show
Then the moment is stolen

I'm not alone, being followed
Someone always watching what we do
Never alone, I'm in the shadows
I dream things I don't want you to know

In this chamber lit by scandal
You're the bullet in the barrel
You're the last thing as I'm falling
Bloody roaring still I'm calling out
I'm calling out

I'm not alone, being followed
Never alone, I'm being followed
I'm not alone, being followed
Never alone, I'm being followed

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Leave A Light On   London 2009-03

So come the evening
I'm out on the dunes
Looking for a token
Something to prove
All I remember
Is more than a flame
In my fantasy fire

Whatever I've done to receive
Whatever I need to redeem
Whatever you say
Even if I'd wait a lifetime

I know, I swear, if you leave a light on, if you leave a light on for me
I'll come there
You can leave a light on for me

In comes the morning
I'm stood in my track
Looking at the reasons
For me to head back
So unexpected
The kindness you've shown
That I will not forget it

I know, I swear, if you leave a light on, if you leave a light on for me
I'll come there
You can leave a light on for me

You breathe the will into the weak
And coax the cage bird to fly free
You ease the lost cause out of me
With your sweet hand to bring me home
I'm not alone

I know, I swear, if you leave a light on, if you leave a light on for me
I'll come there
You can leave a light on for me

I know, I swear, if you leave a light on, if you leave a light on for me
I'll come there
You can leave a light on for me

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Safe (In The Heat Of The Moment)   London 2010-06

(People say you've been around
How 'bout you and me get down?
How 'bout you and me get down?
Babe I know you've been around
Unmake your bed
Don't think about what lies ahead
Don't you want to be misled?
Don't you want to be misled?)

Fame, seems a far off day
When enough was never enough
Vain, how I played my hand
One more reckless man in the rough

Strange, how we explain the story
That we've lived through
Change, my karma train, the person
I can be for you is...
SAFE safe in the heat of the moment
A stillness that comes to me
When I'm close to you
SAFE safe at the speed of atonement
A feeling that runs so deep
That it scares me too

Dazed by my own escape
From the single state I was used to
Face my catch-22
Can I stay this way if I choose to?

Wrong, to be so contained now I can't explain what is happening
Strong, is the human chain, as it pulls me through,
What I bring to you is...

SAFE safe in the heat of the moment
A stillness that comes to me
When I'm close to you
SAFE safe at the speed of atonement
A feeling that runs so deep
That it scares me too
SAFE safe in the heat of the moment
A stillness that comes to me
When I'm close to you
SAFE safe at the speed of atonement
A feeling that runs so deep
That it scares me too

Fame, seems a far off day
When enough was never enough
Vain, how I played my hand
One more reckless man in the rough

(Hook a finger wink an eye
Caresses running up your thigh
Scratch my surface dig in deep
There's always secrets left to keep
Safe not sound who made these rules
Crowd control for enlightened fools
So come on boy let's change the pace
Come feel the chill of my embrace
People say you've been around
How 'bout you and me get down?
How 'bout you and me get down?
Babe I know you've been around
Unmake your bed
Don't think about what lies ahead
Don't you want to be misled?
Don't you want to be misled?)

SAFE safe in the heat of the moment
A stillness that comes to me
When I'm close to you
SAFE safe at the speed of atonement
A feeling that runs so deep
That it scares me too

SAFE safe in the heat of the moment
A stillness that comes to me
When I'm close to you
SAFE safe at the speed of atonement
A feeling that runs so deep
That it scares me too

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Girl Panic!   London 2010-06

I came by invitation to general Chelsea mayhem
Then going on to somewhere, yes I was going somewhere
A single random meeting with your eyes and I am beaten
And now I'm going nowhere, I know I'm going nowhere

With all the voices in my head
The clever words I never said
Of all the things to happen

In a girl panic, that's driving naked through my mind
It's a crush panic, she's got me atomized

You beg me to get closer, dress falling off your shoulder
Then heat is wrapping round us, this city strapped around us
Coz now I sense your mission is my coming demolition
And you just hold me under, I know I'm going under

With all the voices in my head
The clever words I never said
And you just let it happen

In a girl panic, that's driving naked through my mind
It's a crush panic, she's got me atomized
In a girl panic, the midnight traffic in her eyes
Like a hypnotic, and I am mesmerized

You know you know I want you; I know you know I want you

With all the voices in my head
The clever words I never said
And you just let it happen

In a girl panic, that's driving naked through my mind
It's a crush panic, she's got me atomized
In a girl panic, the midnight traffic in her eyes
Like a hypnotic, and I am mesmerized

In a girl panic
A crush panic
She's a hypnotic
It's a girl panic!

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A Diamon In The Mind

Instrumental

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The Man Who Stole A Leopard   London 2010-06

Do you know where we are?
I'm longing for the dark
Of our nocturnal life
It begins and ends with you
Don't spill my secret

You were once running wild hiding in the morning mist
Game demands I make you mine
I thought that I could resist but the leopard in you
Silently preyed on me

I made my way back home
(Did you follow her?)
I handled her with care
(Were you in control?)
So elegant and sleek
(Were you not afraid?)
I need her to be near
(Does she belong to you?)
Don't spill my secret

You were once running wild hiding in the morning mist
Game demands I make you mine
I thought that I could resist but the leopard in you
Silently preyed on me

Deserted by my friends
(Don't they understand?)
She's so much more than them
(How could they compare?)
So now she's just for me
(No one else can see)
I watch her while she sleeps
(Be sure she dreams of you)
Don't spill my secret

(It's been quite a while)
Since we were lost outside
(And do you miss the chase?)
Now that we've both been tamed
(Inside this gilded cage)
Prisoners of our thoughts
(You saved me from myself)
Don't spill my secret...

"Today a man was taken from his apartment at the New Jersey shore and arrested under suspicion of entrapment of a wild animal. Police report upon forced entry discovered a caged leopard in the building. A fully grown feline was said to be surprisingly domesticated by zoological experts who gave her a thorough examination before preparing her for relocation. A large crowd had gathered outside to watch the beautiful creature and the giant cage was lowered slowly onto the street by a crane. From here, the leopard was transferred into the back of a truck for the journey ahead. A startled onlooker said, it's extraordinary to think that any human being could live in such close quarters with such a dangerous animal. Police are saying that the captive was simply besotted with the creature and barely left her side. It's alleged that he hunted her in the wild and expertly forged document to facilitate her illegal export to the United States of America.

The incident has already created much controversy and is now likely to lead to a major international investigation into the life of the man who stole a leopard."

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Other People's Lives   London 2010-06

Selling exes down the river
Every Katie's got her price
And the details make you shiver
But it's hard to escape when your head is stuck in vice
Because nothing matters in the self obsession age
When they dare you not to notice
But it's everywhere in shocking colour on the page
In the magazine
Staring out at me
Out of my TV
Other people's lives
Pixelated lives
Just like yours and mine

Every weekend I bear witness
To the social suicides
To the thief who stayed for breakfast
To the poster child screwing everybody's wife
Yeah it's just a story
But it keeps me hanging on
For the needy soul,
The gory hole confessional
I've got to see what's going down
In the magazine
Staring out at me
Out of my TV
Other people's lives
Pixelated lives
Just like yours and mine

Read the headlines...
Hear the sirens
I'm re-united... Out of rehab... Again

It's everywhere
In shocking colour on the page
In the magazine
Staring out at me
Out of my TV
Other people's lives
Pixelated lives
Just like yours and mine

repeat...

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Mediterranea   London 2010-04-14

Across the sky a jet-trail following
The wish that I was on that plane
On my way to some far destination, undiscovered never mentioned
Sipping on the high of expectation, I awaken to the shade

Maybe it's a rained out town, one you want to leave behind
When a Winter's on the ground, if you ever wonder?

We believe, in the cold grey light we dream
There's a place for us...
Mediterranea
Yes we believe, where the white sands touch the sea
There's a space for us...
Mediterranea

I'm trading air for touchdown extasy
Arriving there in the wave of heat
9am: the beach - tequila mayhem, sum of all suburban daydreams
Waiting for a look, the invitation, I awaken to the shade

Maybe it's a rained out town, one you want to leave behind
When a Winter's on the ground, if you ever wonder

We believe, in the cold grey light we dream
There's a place for us...
Mediterranea
Yes we believe, where the white sands touch the sea
There's a space for us...
Mediterranea

Oh imagine... Summer fashion
See youself in an old port town
Let the sun shine out of your mind
A bed of light to lay you down

We believe, in the cold grey light we dream
There's a place for us...
Mediterranea
Yes we believe, where the white sands touch the sea
There's a space for us...
Mediterranea
And we believe
Yes we believe
There's a place for us...
Mediterranea

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Too Bad You're So Beautiful

Here I go again
I must have flowers in my brain
The same mistake I've made before
But I'm a hostage
To that face of yours

Lay me on your bed
I watch you smoke my cigarette
I wish you knew what's in my head
I could be more than just a friend

Too bad you're so beautiful and so complicated
I may be a deluded fool
But still fascinated
Too bad you're so beautiful when I'm
King of nothing
This can only go one way...

Ice queen on top of a mountain
Give me the freeze
Minus 20 and counting
My lunar dreams
How do I stop them?
But it's not your problem
When you're above it all

Lay me on your bad
I want you're stroke your sleepy head
I wish that I was you instead
Of being just your weekday friend

Too bad you're so beautiful and so complicated
I may be a deluded fool
But still fascinated
Too bad you're so beautiful when I'm
King of nothing
This can only go one way

King of nowhere -
Speaks another line
In the low light I'm here to entertain
When it starts to rain
I'm a lucky man

Too bad you're so beautiful and so complicated
I may be a deluded fool
But still fascinated
Too bad you're so beautiful when I'm
King of nothing
This can only go one way ah ah

Too bad you're so, it's too bad you so oh oh oh oh
Beautiful hmm hmm, beautiful, it's too bad, just too bad, it's too bad
Beautiful, it's too bad, just too bad,
It's too bad

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Runway Runaway   London 2010-06

At the door blowing a kiss she's
Careful not to wake her sister
Knowing that she will be missed
It feels a little bad girl

On the corner engine running
Taxi driver sees her coming
Chilly in the morning sun
She seems a little sad

Say goodbye, she's not afraid of leaving
No-one by her side, nothing to hang on
Wave goodbye, to everything familiar
There's a world to find, runway runaway just run away

Looking back she sees the pattern
Hidden princess in the attic
Realise this picture that
Is more than she will hope for

Happy when her heart is jumping
Desperately seeking something
Trying to be strong enough
To choose another road

Say goodbye, she's not afraid of leaving
No-one by her side, nothing to hang on
Wave goodbye, to everything familiar
There's a world to find, runway runaway just run away
Runway runaway just run away
Runway runaway... run away
Runway runaway just run away

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Return To Now

Instrumental

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Before The Rain   London 2010-05

A stormy Summer
Is rolling closer
Lighting up this holy smoker
And if this drinking
Could ease the thinking
I toast to my home truth with this glass

All rise you promises broken
Call my lovers by their names
Lost hearts and words that are spoken to the wind
Which blows before the rain

Little pin-pricks
And how my ears bleed
On the bomb ticks that is my heartbeat
In every life-flash
In every car crash
I hear the silence waiting to fall

All rise you promises broken
Call my lovers by their names
Lost hearts and words that are spoken to the wind
Which blows before the rain

For all I carry
Are murdered secrets
The price of my blue star-eyed weakness
And so we travel
And we unravel
Towards the place where all loose ends go

All rise you promises broken
Call my lovers by their names
Lost hearts and words that are spoken to the wind
Which blows before the rain

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Networker Nation   London - 2011-01-13

You can call me wrong
You can put me straight
Say the very thing
That I love or hate
Another you-tube star
You know how it's gonna end
Looking for the real world
With my facebook friends

Elegant times for no conversation
Coz now we're online
A networker nation
Tap-tap-tap-tap tap-tap-tap-tap

Re-writing the book
It's a piece of cake
We could change the world
If we can stay awake
In this screenlit room
Halfway into night
Words spark the fuse
Set this story alright

Elegant times for no conversation
Coz now we're online
A networker nation
And nobody minds if it's imitation
We're living out life
A networker nation
Tap-tap-tap-tap tap-tap-tap-tap

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Too Close To The Sun  

Too close to the sun
Tell-tale light in the eyes
Slip into your pain ... painkiller heels comatose
Mighty ah high ... times ... ah high

You're looking out for something - some escape from
The antique dark of nothing new - automatic sky
Out where the cupids dare to climb - soon these pretty feathers burn
As you'll discover when you fly too close to the sun
Too close to the sun

Stay while you're by
Back for a night not back for long
Salon ... it's unfolding by the time we realise
Ah high

Still looking out for something - some escape from
The antique dark of nothing new - automatic sky
Out where the cupids dare to climb - soon these pretty feathers burn
As you'll discover when you fly too close to the sun

Too close to the sun

Are you flying too close to the sun?

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Early Summer Nerves  

What were the chances for me
When I spoke to her last night
What were the chances I'd be
Here lying by her side
Why does it look so risky
Hiding in the morning light
Now as the memory hits me
Right between the eyes

Strange nobody else can hear those fingers
Tapping on the glass
With reviews of early Summer nerves

Welcome to misadventure
Oh she is a slippery slope
Welcome to glamour central
Where I'm hanging on a rope

Whom exactly am I trying to fool
With all those fancy words
Just a case of early Summer nerves

This will get me out of it
But finally I understand
You've got to love those early Summer nerves

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This Lost Weekend  

By the evening I can't smile at the memory
The taint of scandal on my skin
And it seems that I've been managed so cleverly, quite the joker on a string
So I'm leaving all my trouble to history
But you know how I will pretend
Show no mercy to this clown please remind me
Should I forget this lost weekend oh
Oh why why why?
Lucky nothing
Could've done without a sighing
A weekend worth of humbling
Trying to hush it all up now
Don't go and call or nothing
Don't watch me now I'm blushing
No don't bother me or norhing
Uh-uh I'm busy working
I'm writing a book or something
And you're twistin' my melancholy man