Album lyrics: Altitude


We're All Men
Saw your mother yesterday
I wish I was blind
Heard your father went away
Not before time
Sister Mary finally spoke
Her words were soft and kind

We're all men
We're not the hurting kind

You always told me what to say
I knew you were right
But I made it up anyway
I did it once, and I did it again
Brother Joseph got the joke
But the joke was on him

We're all men
We're not the hurting kind
We're all men
We're not the hurting kind
We're all men
We're not the hurting kind

You are a friend of mine I know
I can't get used to letting go
And I wish like hell that I knew
The times we're going through

We're all men
We're not the hurting kind
We're all men
We're not the hurting kind
We're all men
We're not the hurting kind

Penelope Tree
By acquaintance of Penelope Tree
I met a man who was good to me
I'm not talking about photography
I'm talking about love
We booked a honeymoon up on Mars
We lay around for hours and hours
Talking about philosophy
Talking about love

Everything, it must be true
Whatever happens, comes back to you
Yeah, yeah

We're so glad that we don't know anything about love
We're so glad that we don't know everything about love

I've got a humorous erotic watch
The best thing that I ever bought
I've got a motorway in my head
I've got a double sized cigarette
And when the temperature drops below
I know why I need love

And there's a cold Siberian wind
Blowing across our town
Oh the answer's where I've been
I have found...
Yeah yeah

We're so glad that we don't know anything about love
We're so glad that we don't know everything about love

Now it's 1994
I'm sitting cross-legged on the floor
My prayer mat is full of holes
Patch it with love
Patch it with love

And everything comes back to you
Whatever happens, it must be true
Yeah, yeah

We're so glad that we don't know anything about love
We're so glad that we don't know everything about love

Like I said
We don't know anything about it
We're so glad that we don't know anything about it
We're so glad that we don't know anything about
We're so glad that we don't know anything
We're so glad that we don't know any
We're so glad that we don't know
We're so glad that we don't
We're so glad that we
We're so glad that
We're so glad
We're so
We're

So glad that we don't know anything about love
We're so glad that we don't know anything about love

When The Winter Comes
Who's going to mind you, you freezing bird
Who's going to care for your living word
When the winter comes, you're gonna go

Who's going to mind you, when you are crying
Who's going to wipe you, your fear in your eye
When the winter comes, you're gonna go

(When you gave me your heart)

Who's gonna cut up all your clothes
Who's gonna throw them right in the road
When the winter comes, you're gonna go

Who's gonna put up with all your moods
Who's gonna eat up all your favourite foods
When the winter comes, you're gonna go

When you gave me your heart
you gave me it all

Need a star
(When you gave me your heart)
Help me on
(You gave me it all)
(When you gave me your heart)
Guide me a star
(Your gave me it all)

Who's gonna promise you everything
Who's gonna make all the bells in your head ring
If you're gonna go...

(When you gave me your heart)
Kiss her now, you're gonna go
(When you gave me your heart)
Would you kiss her goodbye, if you're gonna go

When you gave me your heart (you gave me it all)
When you gave me your heart, you gave me it all
(When you gave me your heart, you gave me it all)
Give me a star, to focus on
(When you gave me your heart, you gave me it all)
To cover my inner feelings now

Who's gonna sit up every night
Who's gonna wonder, watching the time
When the winter comes, you're gonna go

Who's gonna kiss you
Who's gonna miss you
When the winter comes, you're gonna go

I'm your friend
I'm saying she's with you now, you're gonna go
I'm saying kiss her now, you're gonna go
There's two of you now, and you're not alone
There's two of you now, and you've gotta go
There's two of you now, you've gotta go on

Favourite Girl
Every time I think about it, it's always the same
The look you gave, it went right through me

It's ten o'clock at night here, twelve o'clock your time
The phone connects us though, over there it's bright
I wonder how you're doing, did you find your man?
Is this the truth we're speaking, or just a plan?

When you realise, you've got something
When you realise, you've not really bluffing
You know it'll work, I'm telling you it'll work (It'll work)

I lie in bed at night, three weeks away
I know it'll be alright, the moon's getting bigger every day
The weather's turning colder now,
It's summer the other side of the world,
Gonna catch a big fat plane to my favourite girl

And when you realise, what it means for someone
That's when you realise, what it means to someone
To know it'll work, I know it'll work (Oh yeah)

Every time I think about it, it's always the same
Every time I think about it, I sing out your name
Every time I think about it...
Every time I think about it, it went right through me

Waiting
Waiting
Waiting, for news of you
Waiting

I feel this charity
It's coming up inside
The wonders of your wheels and all of your lies
You're talking open words
There's nothing to hide
I know this is as worse as I feel in my life

Oh feeling it
Oh feeling it
Oh feeling it
Oh feeling it

Feeling it
Speaking it
Knowing it
Showing it

Feeling it
Knowing it
Speaking it
Showing it

There's a light in your home, it's not so bright
But I can see it almost every night
I put my mind to yours, there's nothing wrong
Just as if it seems to feel it coming on

Don't think about it
Don't think about it

Every time I think about it, it's always the same
The look you gave, it went right through me

Refuge Tree
I stand before the refuge tree
With all my negativity
I stand before the refuge tree
With all my insecurity

Round up the usual suspects
Call out the neutral crew
We're all as guilty as each other
Me and you

Tell me are you lonesome
Tell me do you need someone
Tell me are you lonesome
I begin to stumble
It happens to us all

Your eyes are open like the day
Your face is bright and shining
I know these feelings stand to me
There's nothing needs refining

Your eyes are open anyway
Your face is open like the day
There's no-one here that can explain
The truth I feel about you

What I feel about you
The gift that you are about...

Tell me do you need someone
Tell me are you lonesome
Tell me do you need someone
Tell me are you lonesome
I begin to fumble
It happens to us all

I stand before the refuge tree
With all my sensitivity
I stand before the refuge tree
With all my sense of history

And I stand before the refuge tree
There's one of you and one of me
And one of us is in between
The family is what I mean

The family
And the gift that they give...

Tell me are you lonesome

What You've Done
The first time that I saw you
I knew my mind
All my best intentions
I left behind
The secret code is broken
I found it out
When the door is open
There's no room for doubt

And all I ever wanted was to meet my special one
All the friends that gathered, I knew each and every one
They can't do what you've done
They can't do what you've done

The torch that you must carry
Is burning me
I saw you with your boyfriend
He's bigger than me
The pretty dress I bought you
I wear myself
Wipes away the memory of someone else

The mirror ball is spinning like a golden fatso moon
The girls of grace and glamour have all arrived too soon
They can't do what you've done
They can't do what you've done
They can't do what you've done
They can't do what you've done

There's a poet in the bathroom and he's boring everyone
Newspaper reporters spoiling all the fun
With their lies and crimes and piles of rhymes
That don't help anyone...

You can't do what you've done
You can't do what you've done
You can't do what you've done
You can't do what you've done

What you've done
What you've done
What you've done
What you've done

Second Swim
Road rage...

Girlfriend Guru
I meet you
Our eyes meet too
My head meets yours
My bones meet yours
You're a living thing
You're a living thing
You're a living thing
Amaze me...

My girlfriend is a guru

My sound meets your sound
My heart meets your heart
My hand is taken by your hand
My head is taken over
You amaze me
You are a living thing

It's sweeter than excitement
When you know me

My face meets your face
Can you take this?
Can you take this?

My girlfriend is a guru
She knows just what to do
My girlfriend is a guru
She knows just what to do

It's sweeter than excitement
It's sweeter than excitement
It's sweeter
It's sweeter
So much sweeter

Mandala
You make a piece of art
Throw it in the river
You throw it in the river
And you start again

You throw it in the river
When you're finished with it
You throw it in the river
You don't give a shit

We make a piece of art
We put it on the wall
Get security guards to guard it
We make a piece of art
Put it on the wall
Security guards can't guard it

Mandala

Throw it in the river
When you're finished with it
Throw it in the river
When you're finished with it
Throw it in the river
When you're finished with it
Throw it in the river
When you're finished with it
Throw it in the river
When you're finished with it

You throw it in the river
And you start again

Mandala

Well we make a piece of art
And we put it on the wall
Get security guards to guard it
We make a piece of art
And we put it on the wall
Security guards can't guard it

Mandala

I Decided To Fly
I remember long ago
Blowing bubbles on the Lisburn Road
How then could I know
Well I was young before I was old

I remember on the bridge
In a place they said was privileged
Watching the boats go up and down
I was attached and detached from my terrible town

And I decided to fly
Oh I decided to try

I remember long ago
Lived in a house on Whitebeam Road
The summers came as they go
I spend my life carrying granite stone

My mother, father, brother, three
Another one and that made me
I cut my shin and looked up high
Something deep told me that I

I decided to fly
Oh I decided to try

I remember long ago
I grew up in the South Seas
The horizon so far away
Now it's become a part of me

I decided to fly
I decided to try
I decided to fly
You and I decided to try
I decided to fly
You and I decided to try

The Day You Were Born
The day you were born it must have been painted on the sand
That you would fall asleep upon my hand
And the day I first saw you in my heart I made a plan
To follow you to the sun

And I can hear it  in the wind calling now
I've seen the faces in the clouds

Come on, come out, come with me, come through and share my plan
Run with me through the sand
Come on, come out, be open, be true and be the one
I'd follow you to the sun

And I can hear it in the wind calling now
I've seen the faces in the clouds

The day you were born it must have been painted on the sand
That you would fall asleep upon my hand
And the day I first saw you in my heart I made a plan
To follow you to the sun
To lead you to the water
And to dance with you in the rain
The rain
The rain

Halfway Round The World
(How come you came
Halfway round the world?)

I know it's only really nothing
But it feels like something big
I wish I'd done something important
That you could dig
Can you dig?

How come you came halfway round the world?
How come you came halfway round the world?

I know for you it's really nothing
Your love must feel like something sacred
But you don't know how well I could take that
Oh it's a pig
Can you dig?

How come you came halfway round the world? (Oh baby baby)
How come you came halfway round the world?

(Tell me tell me tell me tell me
I need to hear it from you
I need to feel it from you
What you're doing yeah)

Yeah yeah
How come you came halfway round the world?

I know that I should really phone you
But you went to Barcelona
Maybe you think that I would want to own you
But I don't
And I won't (Promise)

Can you dig?
Can you dig?
Can you dig?
Can you dig?

That's why we went halfway round the world
That's why we went halfway round the world
That's why we went halfway round the world
You're gonna come with me?
That's why we went halfway round the world
 
Can you dig?
Can you dig?
Can you dig?
Can you dig?

That's why we went halfway round the world
That's why we went halfway round the world
That's why we went halfway round the world
You're gonna come with me?
That's why we went halfway round the world

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