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Brutal Romantic

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    • I love your projection but I don’t love you
      Your perceived perfection though it’s just not true
      I want an escape and tonight that’s you

      You are my victim, you are my muse
      Just one specimen of a multitude
      I want a cliché I can click on cue

      Psychosocial

      Give me all access, give me what I want
      The companionship of your tableau vivants
      I’m entertained until I’m not

      Psychosocial

      You don’t call, you don’t write
      It’s like I don’t even know you
      You don’t look, you never reply
      And you won’t ‘cos I’m a psychosocial

      Psychosocial (it’s like I don’t even know you)
      Psychosocial (and you won’t ‘cos I’m a)

      I love your projection but I don’t love you
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    • I appear in the wild
      Hologram in the distance
      I’m lighting up the bayou
      We speak in storms
      We’re all electric, we’re all electric

      You’re a fiend for a fight
      You tend to misfire
      Scorched earth, burnt skin
We speak storms
      We’re all electric, we’re all electric

      Thunder, thunder
      Thunder, thunder

      We are down to the wire
      We’re misconnecting
      Combustible, explosive
      Untamed
      We’re pyrotechnic, we’re all electric

      So we roll and we rage
      Small scale destruction
      Scorched earth, burnt skin
      We’re speaking storms
      We’re all electric
      We’re all electric

      Thunder, thunder
      Thunder, thunder

      Air it bends (air it bends)
      Then it breaks (then it breaks)
      But we’re holding our ground (hold our ground)

      First the light (First the light)
      First the light (First the light)
      Then the sound

      Thunder, thunder
      Thunder, thunder
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    • I remember when we ruled the scene
      Back when we reigned supreme
      Black words in golden speech
      The weapons in our reach

      Tell me did I stutter?
      Did you hear me right?
      As the crowd begins to roar
      Tell me where’s the limit and I’ll tell you why
      You will be shaken by the sound
      ‘Cos I’m gonna touch the sky
      I’m damaging at my new discipline
      I’m telling you

      Can you smell the blood that’s in the air
      It’s ours but we don’t care
      Burning the resistance to the ground
      In line to claim your crown

      Tell me did I stutter?
      Did you hear me right?
      As the crowd begins to roar
      Tell me where’s the limit and I’ll tell you why
      You will be shaken by the sound
      ‘Cos I’m gonna touch the sky
      I’m damaging at my new discipline
      I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky
      I’m falling out where I was falling in
      I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky

      If you’re gonna start a war
      You better know the choice you made is one worth fighting for
      You can have your ground
      ‘Cos when I touch the sky I’m taking everything you’ve got

      Tell me did I stutter?
      Did you hear me right?
      As the crowd begins to roar
      Tell me where’s the limit and I’ll tell you why
      You will be shaken by the sound
      ‘Cos I’m gonna touch the sky
      I’m damaging at my new discipline
      I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky
      I’m falling out where I was falling in
      I’m telling you I’m gonna touch the sky
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    • We’ve got a long way to go
      But we’ve got the energy
      Took a little while to find reality
      We’ve come a long way you know
      Living inside a dream
      Waking to find that we are
      Kings and queens

      Lights on
      Sometimes this feels like sleeping with the lights on, oh
      The memories stay
      They loop their lines on endless replay, oh

      I’m sleeping where I fall
      If I can sleep at all
      ‘Cos I’ll wake where I wanna, if I wake at all
‘Cos here the lines are blurred
      Reality deferred
      And we’re chasing down tomorrow, oh

      We’ve got a long way to go
      But we’ve got the energy
      Took a little while to find reality
      We’ve come a long way you know
      Living inside a dream
      Waking to find that we are
      Kings and queens

      Ride on
      Let’s ditch the dark babe 
We’ve just got to ride on
      Don’t let the lies through
      They’ll trick your mind and turn your heart to stone

      Forget the wars we fight
      Forget the tears you cried
      ‘Cos we’ll go when we’re gonna
      But that won’t be tonight
      ‘Cos here the edges fade
      Between the light and shade
      And we’re chasing down forever, oh

      We’ve got a long way to go
      But we’ve got the energy
      Took a little while to find reality
      We’ve come a long way you know
      Living inside a dream
      Waking to find that we are
      Kings and queens

      We’ve got a long way to go
      But we’ve got the energy
      Took a little while to find it

      We’ve come a long way you know
      Living inside a dream
      Took a little while to find it
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    • Something inside you
      Breaks a little bit when you turn away and in
      Down beneath the pieces
      You say you don’t feel a thing

      It’s atrophy in motion
      The slowing down of necessary moving parts
      It wouldn’t be so tragic
      If it weren’t machinery of the heart

      You’ve got so much soul
      You’ve got to get out and prove it to yourself
      Babe you’ve got so much soul
      You got so much soul

      You’re doing a post mortem
      Of a future you still can have
      Heed your own warning
      Those tears in the night
      Won’t fall in the morning

      You’ve got so much soul
      You’ve got to get out and prove it to yourself
      Babe you’ve got so much soul
      You got so much soul

      Can you feel it yet?
      Like a longed for thaw
      Feel the blood rush back
      Feel the frost withdraw

      Vena cava, veins
      Broken valves and vows
      Feel the blood rush back
      Feel the blood rush out

      You’ve got so much soul
      You’ve got to get out and prove it to yourself
      Babe you’ve got so much soul
      You got so much soul
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    • All shapes and colours
      Rolled in stained and aging hands
      Sculpted explosions

      Histories unfold
      Our Jackson Pollocked earth turns
      A silent witness

      Lonely asylumed
      Poets bequeath best attempts
      Romanticising

      The brutality
      Of the ages and of us
      Avarice and lust

      Love and death and death and love
      Brutal romance
      A silver thread, a sharpened knife
      A spinning slow dance
      I can’t remember before
      Warm in the veins
      Lead in the core
      Brutal romance

      You're dripping with gold
      Mine is more interior
      Yours is sinking you

      Men at attention
      Devouring a drowning fleet
      Epaulettes of charm
      Love and death and death and love
      Brutal romance
      A silver thread, a sharpened knife
      In a spinning slow dance
      I can’t remember before
      Breath in the lungs
      Blood on the door
      Brutal romance

      And I want to sing over them and into them what can’t be unsung
      And I want to sing over you and into you what can’t be unsung

      Love and death and death and love
      Brutal romance
      A silver thread, a sharpened knife
      A spinning slow dance
      I can’t remember before
      Washing of wounds
      Won inner wars
      Brutal romance
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    • I looked away while the water was receding
      I looked away for a second, for a second
      And it’s gone, everyone was caught sleeping

      I am awake and the air is pulsating
      I am awake as it gathers, see it growing
      On and on, here it comes
      Am I ready, am I ready

      See the tempest looking my way
      Drain the skies of all their colour
      And I meet it eye to eye
      With the fire in my breast
      Je suis pret
      I am ready, I am ready
      Je suis pret

      I will be healed and my brother so shall you be
      Stand over here by side
      We will awake to the river, to the river
      Washing away all our sighs

      See the tempest looking my way
      Drain the skies of all their colour
      And I meet it eye to eye
      With the fire in my breast
      Je suis pret
      I am ready, I am ready
      Je suis pret
      I am ready, I am ready

      See the tempest looking our way
      Drain the skies of all their colour
      And we meet it eye to eye
      With the fire in our breast
      Nous sommes pret
      We are ready, we are ready
      Nous sommes pret
      We are ready, we are ready
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    • I’m your telescope
      Help you see other worlds up close
      I’m your submarine
      You’ll explore where you’ve never been
      
I’m your ticking clock
      Hold my hands and the time will stop
      I’m your megaphone
      Turn you up ‘til the neighbours moan

      Power me on
      Light on demand
      I’m your magical machine
      We can dream digital dreams
      Power me on
      Control and command
      I’m your magical machine
      I’ll be yours if you let me

      I’m your MRI
      Show you what’s going on inside
      I’m your ATM
      Take what you like my supply won’t end
      I’m your MP3
      I get sad when you don’t pay for me
      I’m your IED
      Carry me very carefully

      Power me on
      Light on demand
      I’m your magical machine
      We can dream digitally
      Power me on
      Control and command
      I’m your magical machine
      I’ll be yours if you let me

      I’m wires and welding
      Preset to auto
      But if I wasn’t you would never know
      I’m wires and welding
      Preset to auto
      But if I wasn’t you would never know

      Power me on,
      Light on demand
      I’m your magical machine
      We can dream digitally
      Power me on
      Control and command
      I’m your magical machine
      I’ll be yours if you let me
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    • Blind man on a broken beam
      Sharks circling under
      Fine frenzies and rosy scenes
      I don’t know which you are to me

      Time passes for everyone
      New histories, same old sun
      One flame ignites, another dies
      No one gets out of here alive

      And I wait

      I stare at the space you left
      It stares back unimpressed
      I said I was sorry
      Now when will you come home to me

      And I wait

      Something’s gotta give, oh can’t you see
      Someone’s gonna win eventually
      We could write a new history
      Oh, let’s write our new history
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    • It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
      It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
      It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
      And I’d really like to be alone

      We’re waiting on change but I don’t know if it’s coming
      We’re waiting on change but I don’t know if it’s coming
      It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
      And I’d really like to be alone

      Big eyes against the white
      Big eyes beneath the lights
      And no one seems to feel it
      But I do

      Our faces to the wind
      My heart against my skin
      Tonight I’m gonna find something true

      It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
      It’s been a loud year and I really need the quiet
      It’s New Year’s Eve, babe
      And I’d really like to be alone