Brutal Romantic

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
Psychosocial
Psychosocial
Psychosocial

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

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

I love your projection but I don’t love you

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, 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, 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 (then the sound)

First the light
First the light
Then the sound  

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Thunder, thunder
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 (then the sound)

First the light
First the light
Then the sound

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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