Lyrics

Something New

The first time I knew I’d blown it

I said I was an actress (had somewhere big to go)

I was lookin’ for a dress, like the ones they make in Italy and France

A bodice at the back so you can’t breathe but you sure can dance

 

And I remember love

And the power of the moment.

The shop girls bought every word

They took down my address

and they said

 

“Che bella che sei, che bella che sei

Quelli occhi verde coi capelli neri come la notte,

La Vera Bellezza.”

 

And when I was in Vegas

I spent 7 grand in a streak of madness.

The colours of the season they

can make you feel brand new

 

And I release my mind

To the power of the moment

Even if that moment is forking out at the counter

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

 

Confidence might drown a girl

But not until she’s made to bend

Now I see you as you are

Rare and precious

Rare and precious

Rare and precious, sayin

 

“I could buy myself something new,

I could buy myself something new, I could,

I could buy myself something new,

I could buy myself something new,

I could, I could buy myself something new

I could buy myself something new, I could,

I could buy myself something new I could…”

 

Yanada

This song features words in Darug, one of the indigenous language groups of the Sydney Region, written with Darug Songwoman Jacinta Tobin. Yanada means moon.

 

People say it’s not cool to be sweet like you

They wanna wreck it in the moment, keep you cynical

Well that’s not me sister, that’s not my style

With you I’m walking to the water and I take a dive

 

And I’m high there walking with you again

Tell me how it was in the beginning of our land

We’re like the dreamtime, shedding our skin again

 

I open up my eyes underwater

I just open up my eyes underwater

I open up my eyes underwater

I just open up my eyes under uh under the water

 

And I’m looking at you, you just think too much

You gotta get out of your head baby, get back in touch

Well there’s a secret in the river and the river is deep

I know if I dream the future it will dream back at me

 

And I’m high there walking with you again

Tell me how it was in the beginning of our land

We’re like the dreamtime, shedding our skin again

 

I open up my eyes underwater

I just open up my eyes underwater

I open up my eyes underwater

I just open up my eyes under uh under the water

 

Yanada yanada yanada-marri yanada

Gumada, gumada, nula burra-wa

Yanada yanada yanada, walama yanama-la

Gumada, gumada wa nura (Ngurra-wa)

Yanada yanada yanada-marri yanada

Gumada, gumada, nula burra-wa

Yanada yanada yanada, walama yanama-la

wa nura wa nura (Ngurra-wa)

 

moon, moon, moon, great (full) moon,

spirit, spirit (here there, everywhere) in the sky

moon, moon, moon, great (full) moon

let’s walk with spirit on country*

 

And you got nothing to prove standing up on your feet

Even if people like to see you living down on your knees

To the big sister little sister, take me into your arms

Well there’s a secret in the river and the river is deep

You don’t need to fear the future if you see what I see

 

[prechorus and chorus repeat]

 

hold yourself in it, brace yourself with it

oh hold yourself in it, brace yourself with it

hold yourself in it, brace yourself with it

sweet water get in it, brace yourself with it singing

 

[Repeat B Chorus]

 

oh, sweet water,

sweet water get in it

brace yourself with it singing

 

[Repeat B Chorus out]

 

 

*Wa Nura is spoken Ngurra-wa for ‘on country’

  Gumada – spirit

  Yanada – moon

I Like You

Two faces, like strangers

Oh living out of sight, out of mind

Fever keep me up all night

 

Two strangers, like waves and

Oh what could be more loyal than the shore

to the ocean you know

we only do it for love

 

and you can make changes

and I can get furious but um

I like you just where you are

I like you just where you are

 

Oh yes I get jaded

When you walk in my shade

But if you wanna be in my life

I’ll keep looking for the light in your eyes baby

 

and you can make changes

and shit can get dangerous but um

I like you just where you are

I like you just where you are

 

In the deep dark of it

Deep dark of it, deep dark

Deep dark of it with you

 

and you can make changes

and I can get furious but um

I like you just where you are

I like you just where you are

and you can make changes

and shit can get dangerous but um

I like you just where you are

I like you just where you are

 

Oh in the deep dark of it

Deep dark of it, deep dark

deep dark of it baby

 

In the deep dark of it

Deep dark of it, deep dark

Deep dark of it with you

X infinity

Nite Machine

Night Machine, oh let me in

Every night the same you know, I let it all begin

And I’m moving out from under now

Soon as I shut the door you know

I feel just like an animal

 

Just another runaway, running

Just another runaway

Just another runaway, running

Just another runaway

 

Oh when I’m out tonight, out tonight

Because we don’t see eye to eye

I’ve got to leave it all, all behind

Inside the night, inside the

 

Night machine, oh let me in

Please don’t hold so tight to me

Cause when a girl is out she’s king

And I’m moving on from your law

Breaking from you baby I know

Courage is so physical

 

Just another runaway, running

Just another runaway

Just another runaway, running

Just another runaway

 

Oh when I’m out tonight, out tonight

Because we don’t see eye to eye

I’ve got to leave it all, all behind

Inside the night, inside the night,

inside the night machine

 

And I’m just another runaway, running

Just another runaway

Just another runaway, running

Just another runaway

 

Oh when I’m out tonight, out tonight

Because we don’t see eye to eye

I’ve got to leave it all, all behind

Inside the night, inside the night, inside the night

Where I’ll be dancing my way to you

I’ve got to leave it all, all behind

Oh love isn’t always true

I’ve got to leave it all, all behind

Night machine…

 

 

 

Cherry Ripe

I can see you Cherry

A case, a black jacket, never getting straight As

Put you on a stage now they know your name

But you used to be different baby back in the day

 

When you only lived for the sell

Said “I know I’m at my best when I’m not myself”

You were nobody then, you were nobody girl

But man you made nothing look like something else

 

Oh Cherry Ripe, you’re looking good tonight

Put your black eyes on baby lets get started

 

I can see you Cherry

Kicked out of the party cause you were on your back

Took three at a time, gave you such a bad wrap

Surprised after they did it there was anything of you left

 

Trying to be one of the boys

pleasing for affection doesn’t give you much choice

You can joke all you like but I know that voice

I was up on the ceiling looking back at you like glass

 

Oh Cherry Ripe, you’re looking good tonight

Put your black eyes on baby lets get started

Oh Cherry Ripe, you’re looking good tonight

Play that heavy metal baby lets get to it

 

Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

 

I can see you Cherry,

I guess you’re walking home four o’clock in the morning

And you’re keeping it right and you’re keeping it mean

You always put the bitter where the sugar shoulda been

 

Oh Cherry Ripe, you’re looking good tonight

Put your black eyes on baby lets get started

Oh Cherry Ripe, you’re looking good tonight

Play that heavy metal baby lets get to it

 

Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

 

 

 

Mess it Up

I’ve got to be free now

Nothing to do about it

Oh just to walk free

And not be sad about it

Only the weak fight

If I didn’t did you?

See me with tears in my eyes

And dry them too

 

I’ve been stuck with you on my mind

I keep falling like you want me to

Up all night waiting to find

I don’t know what to do with you

I’ve been stuck with you on my mind

I keep falling like you want me to

Holding on to nothing else to find

I don’t know what to do with you

 

And I don’t wanna mess it up

No I don’t wanna mess it up

No I don’t wanna mess it up

No I don’t wanna mess it up

 

I’ve got to be free now

Nothing to do about it

Oh just to walk free

And not be that sad about it

If I could bloom like a sweet cherry tree

oh would it be that sweet

if I didn’t have you with me?

 

I’ve been stuck with you on my mind

I keep falling like you want me to

Up all night waiting to find

I don’t know what to do with you

I’ve been stuck with you on my mind

I keep falling like you want me to

Holding nothing else to find

I don’t know what to do with you

 

And I don’t wanna mess it up

No I don’t wanna mess it up

No I don’t wanna mess it up

No I don’t wanna mess it up

 

[Chorus repeat]

Lip Balm

I love you babe, I luh-huv you

But I’ve tasted a particular flavour

That makes me wanna pull away from ya

 

And on the train, that takes me to you

They’re running all kinds of campaigns, yeh

That I fear are gonna change your behaviour

 

Oh when you get made up you look like

A Grecian goddess of bakerlite

I wanna touch you and get real close

But with all those layers you’re impervious

 

I feel for you, I really do!

When we get out of bed in the morning

I’m eating breakfast, you’re still only at step 3

Of an 11-step super-beauty ritual

you don’t need that to look beautiful!

 

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

 

You say that I don’t understand

The expectations, the demands

But you still wanna know what I think

It cost you fifty dollars but it smells like shit

 

I hope you don’t take this the wrong way

Cause I love you but I don’t like your lip balm

And I know that you don’t wear it for me, love

That it’s only for when they take your picture

I love you but I don’t like your lip balm

I know that you don’t wear it for me love

That it’s only for when they take your picture

 

Your Fan

Oh I wish that I could be your fan again

Armour sweet and free mystery

When man you were the band

I see you tv, magazine

Everybody says that you’re living the dream

Oh I wish that I could be your fan again.

 

I remember camping out all night waiting for you at the stadium

And before that front row every show at the club where it began

Now I just sit there at a screen

I don’t wanna love a boy in a machine

Oh I wish that I could be your fan again.

 

People always up and go

I just wanna listen slow to records on the stereo

Talk to you through tv shows

In a modern town that does not close

 

Now I’m up here watching the roadies strike the stage and pack the van

And a girl comes up to me, smile on her face,

and says “hey are you the band?”

I feel the press of something mean,

Everybody says that we’re livin the dream,

Guess that’s what it’s got to be,

But I wish that I could be your fan again

Oh I wish that I could be your fan again

Magick

I feel safe with my friends

There’s nobody like them

Go out go home again

Stars in your eyes, stars everywhere

Stars for miles

 

Why would I make my bed

Just to lie back in it?

White flowers on my chest

I’m alive, I make believe it

 

Do you believe in magick?

I’m smoking in the dark and I’m

still looking for a reason to be starting it

Do you believe we had it?

I watched you play the part

Anyone could see that you never had your heart in it

 

I’ll meet you as you are in the deep end

My beauty gone, my body arrested

And what’s the world without you in it

It’s only play pretend when we’re

Running in, running out, running nowhere

 

Do you believe in magick?

I watched you play the part anyone

Could see that you never had your heart in it

Do you believe we had it?

I’m smoking in the dark and I’m

Still looking for the reason that we started it

Do you believe we had it?

I watched you play the part

Anyone could see that you never had your heart in it

Oh do you believe in magick?

I’m smoking in the dark and I’m

Still looking for the reason that we started it

 

Magick, magick, magick, magick, magick

Do you believe it?

Magick, magick, magick, magick, magick

Anyone could see that you never had your heart in it

 

 

First Night

Your girl brings you fruit fresh in a basket

Your girl knows the question she don’t ask it

Your girl takes the front seat to be closer

Your girl doesn’t take much more to know her

 

She’ll give you the best head of your life

When you see that heavy look in her eyes

Baby like the first night

 

And she’s tired of waiting up for you

Cause she’s got a lot of things to do

Like the minefield she’s treading into

Just to get her message through

 

You gotta know that she’s the sensitive kind

And only tenderness can reach her right

Baby like the first night

 

Well you don’t say to the ocean stop your motion

These waves are irrational

And you don’t say to a rosebud no not this month

Rosie you’re delusional

 

Your girl sticks her tongue out in a downpour

Your girl picks herself up off the floor

Your girl by now she knows the score

And she’s there waiting at your door

 

Can you honestly say you’re tired

When she’s standing there like a bride

Ready for the first night

Love her like the first night

Love her like the first night

Or it’ll be the last time

Girlhood

Nobody moves, it’s a movie

How do I look now, am I a beauty?

Whatever makes me a modern girl

Nothing makes me a modern girl

 

Fantasy rules and it’s there in my room

Yeah I tear myself apart for kicks, for you

Whatever makes me a modern girl

Nothing makes me a modern girl

 

Hands shaking, breaking mirrors

Keeps me up all night

Give me heroism, give me what is mine

Yeah that’s me you’ve seen there

Dancing in denial

And all the boys say, you alright?

You’ve been in there a while.

 

Two lines in the pink and I’m back in the clinic

whatever makes me happy well I push it away, yeah

Whatever makes me a modern girl

Nothing makes me a modern girl

 

In my dreams I’m more than

vixen or divine

Give me heroism, give me what is mine

Yeah that’s me you’ve seen there

Dancing in denial

And all the boys say, you alright?

You’ve been in there a while.

 

I hold my hand out for you

Face to face you lie

C’mon give me heroism, give me what is mine

Yeah that’s me you’ve seen there

Dancing in denial

And all the boys say, you alright?

You’ve been in there a while

You’ve been in there a while

You’ve been in there a while

You’ve been in there a while

 

Blue Planet Eyes

Blue planet eyes
And it’s you babe
And it’s you babe
Blue planet eyes
And it’s you babe
And it’s you blue planet eyes

Are you staring into space blue planet eyes?
Are you staring into space blue planet eyes?
Are you staring into space blue planet eyes?

What are you doing?

Blue blue blue
Blue planet eyes

Are you staring into space blue planet eyes?
Are you staring into space?

Cause it’s you babe
And it’s you babe
Blue planet eyes
And it’s you babe
And it’s you babe
Blue planet eyes
Blue, blue, blue

Somebody’s Talking

Coloured right, coast to coast
And It’s like
I’m coming in,
I’m coming in,
I’m coming in in

And if I listen to this song
It’s out on the waves, breaking in sets
bringing me back into your shore
To your shore

Now I’m walking away
And somebody’s talking
If I ever see you again
I’m gonna have to give you something

But then I see you and somebody’s talking
I don’t understand, oh I wake up when somebody

I got a mind like a mirror that makes no stain
I got a little bit seeing your face again
Now don’t make me reason, don’t pretend
Reel me in so our love can begin again
On your shore

And I guess I could stay
But somebody’s talking
And if I ever see you again
I’m gonna have to give you something

But then I see you and somebody’s talking
I don’t understand, oh I wake up when somebody
But then I see you and somebody’s talking
I don’t understand, oh I wake up when somebody

Now I’m walking away
And somebody’s talking
If I ever see you again
I’m gonna have to give you something

But then I see you and somebody’s talking
I don’t understand, oh I wake up when somebody
But then I see you and somebody’s talking
I don’t understand, oh I wake up when somebody

Is This How You Feel

Bright lights, feel alright
I’m gonna see her again tonight.
And now you’ve got me started
I’m gonna shake it right tonight.

But then I see you and
I wanna go where the beach is warm
And I won’t get stung
And I won’t get stormed by
memories of you

Baby, is this how you feel?
I wanna know, wanna know
Is this how you feel?

In each of us there are always these two
The one who stays, the one who’s leaving you
I could keep on with the same mistakes
Or I could make them with you

There’s some lead in my feet now
There’s a little of me but I don’t know where
I’m too young to quit now
I’m too young to quit but I gotta get clean

Is it real for you like it’s real for me
I’ve been walking in suburbia
Just looking for you

Baby, is this how you feel?
I wanna know, wanna know
Is this how you feel?

And I wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna
Wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna wanna x2

I move up, it’s called awake
And then down to the heavy nights
But never forward

Baby, is this how you feel?
I wanna know, wanna know
Is this how you feel?
I wanna know, wanna know
Is this how you feel?

Is this how you feel?
Is this how you feel baby
Is this how you feel?
Is this how you feel baby…

Ordinary

She keeps on running
She keeps on running
She keeps on running x 4
Oh it plays out…

If you see me as ordinary
It’s not something I planned baby
Take me I’ve got to be ordinary
That gives me happiness too, yeah!

Everyday, something strange
And I ask myself, why do it again?
If I can’t summon something bigger
I ask myself, how cool are you?

If you see me as ordinary
It’s not something I planned baby
Take me I’ve got to be ordinary
That gives me happiness too, yeah!

Look at me
Face to face just like the first time, when you say
What’s the matter? Oh nothing (Oh everything)
Why don’t you put your face to mine anymore?
And then you say, wait, what was the question again? Oh yeah

Yes I wanna be there
Yes I wanna be there
Yes I wanna be there
Yes I wanna be there
Yes I wanna be there
Yes I wanna be there
Oh Anytime…

That you see me as ordinary
It’s not something I planned baby
Take me I want to be ordinary
That gives me happiness too yeah
If you see me as ordinary
It’s not something I planned baby
Take me I’ve got no say in it
That gives me happiness too, yeah!

More than, Ordinary to me
More than, Ordinary if you want
More than, Ordinary to me
More than, Ordinary if you want
She keeps on running
She keeps on running
She keeps on running
She keeps on running…

Two Tone Melody

Sometimes, when I get lonely I think of you
All of this lonely and nothing to do, ah ah ah.

So weak, so in love that I wanna scream.
Take me or break me just make it a thing, ah ah ah.

Two tone melody makes me wanna sing with you babe
Only one thing in my head
Yeah it’s a shame I keep on reachin high
Now tell me are you mine

Now me, sitting here tryna catch your eye
Even now I think why do I even try, ah, ah

Two tone melody makes me wanna sing with you babe
Only one thing left in my head
Oh it’s a shame I just keep on reachin high
Now tell me are you mine

Now one, why soldier all alone
When I love you baby body and soul, oh oh

Oh melody makes me your babe
Only one thing in my head
Yeah it’s a shame I just keep on reachin high
Tell me are you mine

Rock and Roll Rave

Well you know that little place you like to go after dark?
Brighton up Bar playing Mac De Marc
Rock and roll nightclub 77
I got this, how did this happen?

And you wonder now baby what you’re turning into
Is he lookin at me oh nah he’s looking at you
But I find myself stepping deep down deep down
To the rock and roll night club looking for

You (Get down here)
You (Get down here)

Come over here

Well you know that little place you like to go after dark?
Brighton up Bar playing Mac De Marc
Rock and roll nightclub 77
I got this, how did this happen?

And you wonder now baby what you’re turning into
Is it something to fear when I’m looking at you?
But I find myself stepping deep down deep down
To the rock and roll night club looking for

You (Get down here)
You (Get down here)

And it’s on the beat, you can’t fight
It’s already in your mind
Oh baby, you can’t stop, not when I’m looking for you
Tonight, it’s live, I guess I got you in my sight

Well You Know that little place you like to go after dark
Well You know that little place you like to go after dark
Well You Know that little place you like to go after dark
Well You know that little place you like to go after dark….

Whatever You Want

If I walk the same old streets
And they wonder what you’re doin to me
They have never seen me so complete
It’s like a shock to the system to see
I wanna shh I wann shout it every day yeah

Whatever you want, whatever you want
Whatever you need I’ll give it to you
Whatever you want, whatever you want
Whatever you need I’ll give it to you

And the eve of the destruction seems
Just a little too real tonight, tonight
Heaven knows I find my way back home
When I got you in my loving sight
I wanna shh I wanna shout it every day yeah

Whatever you want, whatever you want
Whatever you need I’ll give it to you
Whatever you want, whatever you want
Whatever you need I’ll give it to you

Ooh, uh uh uh, I’ll give it to you
Ooh, uh uh uh, yeah, I’ll give it to you

Every time every time every time
Every time every time every time oh
Every time every time every time
Every time I wanna re I wanna re I wanna rechange

Whatever you want, whatever you want
Whatever you need I’ll give it to you
Whatever you want, whatever you want
Whatever you need I’ll give it to you

Hey darling if you fake it now yeah just turn it out
If you want it don’t pretend yeah just churn it out
If you want it I’ll be there no matter how
If you want it I’ll teach you now yeah
I wanna shh I wanna shout it every day yeah
I wanna, I wanna shh I wanna shout it every day yeah

Cruel

What you’re doing is a big mistake, babe
You keep talking and I won’t wait
I’d rather be dancing far away
Kick my shoes off and I throw them in the lake cause ahoo!

Guess I gotta get my shit together
Lose that chip on my shoulder cause you can’t be a kid forever
You keep working, I sleep in late
But I’ve had mean dreams babe, and what you said in that letter was

Cruel Cruel are we back in school?
I don’t freak when people talk to you
I know I was lazy babe but your
Mean Mean I hope you see
I won’t sit here taking this shit from you
Cause you’re just cruel

Oh and all these people
And I’m standing here just looking at you baby
And I’m standing here just looking at you baby
And I’m standing here just looking at you baby, baby, baby

Don’t beat around, I won’t shake it off baby
I won’t be there, I won’t see you, oh, ah, uh

I wanna get back to you babe but you’re

Cruel Cruel are we back in school?
I don’t freak when people talk to you
I know I was lazy babe but your
Mean Mean I hope you see
I won’t sit here taking this shit from you
Cause you’re just cruel

Oh yeah you’re cruel
Oh yeah you’re cruel
Oh yeah you’re cruel babe
Oh yeah you’re cruel babe…

It Gets Better

Come in closer, liberate my mind
Get your star face and put it close to mine uhuh
Oh I still feel the shimmers of when you were mine

‘Lectric blue yeah, colour of my room
Where I sleep in, hoping that I see you soon
Oh I still get shivers thinking of that high, and I don’t even mind

And in the corners of my mind I see reasons I can’t find
Sound and vision in my sleep it’s coming back to me again
And all the times I had you near, through my fingers disappear
I see all that it could be, and it’s better than it ever could be.

Only lonely in your arms again
I know you’re see-through but can we just pretend uhuh
Oh I still get shivers thinking of that high, and I don’t even mind

And in the corners of my mind I see reasons I can’t find
Sound and vision in my sleep it’s coming back to me again
And all the times I had you near, through my fingers disappear
I see all that it could be, and it’s better than it ever could be.

It gets better…
It gets better…
It gets better…
It gets better…

And in the corners of my mind I see reasons I can’t find
Sound and vision in my sleep it’s coming back to me again
And all the times I had you near, through my fingers disappear
I see all that it could be, and it’s better than it ever could be.

Business, Yeah

I saw you on the street today you were
Lookin’ worse off than I remember
When I held you in my hands, but man
My hands didn’t understand what they were holding

And now I
I know you live it
I see you live it
For me it’s just business

Man I got them jitters again so I
Get up in the morning and I do my stretches
Do you walk around talking to me, do you
Still get that pain in your chest, does it make you nervous?

When I
I know you live it
I see you live it
For me it’s just business

Maybe on a colder night in Memphis
Maybe you were calling out to me
I saw you there, you were looking right
Maybe it was 1987, maybe it was 1979
Man I just miss you all the time

Cause I know you live it
I see you live it
For me it’s just business
I know you live it
I see you live it
For me it’s just business
Business, yeah.