Dreamboat

by The Spines

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1.
I Got A Message I took the last train to hell on my porch I didn’t know what to think There was nothing I could do with my thoughts They kept my soul in the sink And I sort of stopped - knowing what I was Something had shifted - And I saw the loss I got a message to face the fact I wouldn’t get any younger It told me something about the track I was meant to be on I climbed the wreckage right out of the bar And met her there on the brink She rode rings round the rest of the girls We spent the night on the drink Then I saw the light shining in her eyes Something was different and I changed that night I got a message to face the fact I wouldn’t get any younger It told me something about the track That I was meant to be on She punched a hole in my astronaut suit I didn’t stand a chance Pushed me out with a parachute I had to get out and dance I got a message to face the fact I wouldn’t get any younger You told me something about the track That I was meant to be on...
2.
An Enlarged Heart You said you’d be alright As the cracks begin to show in the night Said you’d gone to your next friend As the truth begins to show on your face It’s not alright to have an enlarged heart When you don’t get close enough to get close enough to get a real response It’s not intact when you’re not in love You keep in covered up in a safe place too long You said you’d reached the end Of the rope that separates the bits And I’m supposed to make new plans As the grass begins to grow around my feet You said you’d make it swift As the blows begin to rain down around my neck And now there’s not a snowball’s chance I will ever even make a dent
3.
Stop the World Face down in a shallow bath I can feel the world and its warm and wet Is there more to life or is that enough then the lights go out and I start to fret And I know you’re there because I can hear you laugh and you take my head and you pull me up Then you lead me down like an usherette you say the movie hasn’t finished yet And I poke around in your things a bit and you know I’m there but you pretend you don’t And its fine at first then it starts to spit but the music doesn’t stop at that And I’m closing in on a shallow thought that I fell in love with the girl next door But she’s married now and got a kid and you’re the one, you’re the one I’m with Stop the world don’t let it pass you can hold that thought for the rest of the day Hold your horses make them stop till the moment splits us into different waves Lie down and you better wait till there’s someone kissing on your back And its fine at first then he starts to lick but the movement doesn’t stop at that I’m closing in on a shallow spot that you know is there but you pretend you don’t Then the feeling’s gone before it starts better stop the world don’t let it pass Stop the world don’t let it pass you can hold that thought for the rest of the day Hold your horses make them stop till the moment splits us into different waves
4.
We Are Strangers She’s crazy in one of those moods Where it’s no picnic and I can never say anything wrong She’ll soon be coming down To those old home truths - she’s got a method of her own And it breaks my heart when she lets on That she’s going to bed alone It’s a wonder we can function at all With the weight of who we are It’s no good making plans When conditions can change with a wave of a hand I’m totally out of my zone And in the wink of an eye I could be totally out on my own We are strangers in a very strange way That we don’t know at all We are famous for a very strange thing When we get caught they give it a name She’ll soon be someone new And I’ll be lucky if I can ever be anything more She’s only passing though And I’m sitting in state like an alien in a room And it breaks my heart when she lets on That she’s going to bed alone It’s a wonder we can function at all With the weight of who we are We are strangers in a very strange way That we don’t know at all We are famous for a very strange thing When we get caught they give it a name
5.
The Lassie 03:36
The Lassie There’s nothing wrong with the lassie She’s the courage to be what she is Her virgin white it’s the source of her light She’s the colour of autumn she is There’s nothing sacred in lassie She’s the mother of all that she knows She could make you her goal you could wind up as one You could cover her in all of these things And I sit and watch her grow into a woman And I stay at home while she’s out being a woman Lassie it’d be great to be home Fine time to pick a fight we’ve been known to have a few Is it all over money is it buried deep in the soil Walk down the end of the road Even a worm’s got a point of view yeah There’s nothing savage in lassie She’s the sister to all that she sings She could write you a song you could wind up in one She could cover you in all of these things And I sit and watch her grow into a woman And I stay at home while she’s out being a woman Lassie it’d be great to be home
6.
A Blood Bond 04:14
A Blood Bond Come right back to me this minute Got yourself a new man Give up your big ideas and listen I can repair I can really change Get back to basics she’s numb and I’m on fire Cold flesh is hard - thoughts are vague till she comes We got a blood bond hold me when I die Shake me when I try to come back to life We carry on like two things dressed as one Shake me if I’m wrong I’d rather go down in flame See my eyes I’m well considered I’ve changed my life I’m really clean Feel my skin I’m not a lizard A dose of my arms could put you straight Let me in on what you’re doing I can be there in any event Be yourself and flee whatever Just let me know if it gets out of hand
7.
Some Of The Joy When we first met you were such a beautiful rose I always knew you’d pose such thorny questions And I suppose I’d been neglecting all your changes It wasn’t long before you stole my heart And I was taken in a new direction But you were smart - you learned the lesson from the very start And when you think that it’s all for naught Just remember the time - when she was so fine And you can give back some of the joy and love that she gave The way you left it nearly tore me apart Though I could see it was a tough decision So I’ll depart a hard admission to be guilty of And when you think that it’s all for naught Just remember the time when she was so fine And you can give back some of the joy and love that she gave
8.
Stole my Dreams Oh I know all about being carried away I pursue course with a vigour I’ll thank you to stay in close supply Although I know we both know it won’t be no easy road I watch you burn and I keep you hid On fire with a torch of endless thought You curl my lips in a half-baked way And possess the thoughts I had or thought I thought I did Then you stole my dreams Then you stole my dreams When you stole my dreams Oh I know what it is to be going nowhere I been too long with the poet I’ll thank you to stand way over there While I figure out where it is I’m going Then you stole my dreams Then you stole my dreams When you stole my dreams Stop for a minute see what you’re doing you’ll never get that feeling back boy So you rock on up to the limit you terrify the general public Whether you’re a romantic or a republic One of us winds up laughing and one of us sleeps in the bath Oh I know what’s like to be nothing at all I’ve been so long with the Buddha I was a basketball case back and forth inside my head Hoping to score but I’m dreaming instead Then you stole my dreams Then you took my dreams When you stole my dreams Whether it’s a whisper or a tsunami Nothing blows like Mother Nature And nothing ever will
9.
I Know The Sun Will Set I smell the room and look about the place and wonder I’ve never been much of a sleuth but I see the truth There’s been a major happening here Your focus group knew it was bogus from the start You’d never leave me for a chant But I can read a chart There’s been a major happening here And the sun shone through the night’s collapse And the pictures grew in my mind And I wondered who was seeing you But it’s okay I know the sun will set Your latest bloke he missed the deadline by an inch I’ve always been such of a cinch but I feel the pinch There’s been a major happening here And the sun shone through the night’s collapse And the pictures grew in my mind And I wondered who was seeing you But it’s okay I know the sun will set
10.
The Great Unloved I’ve been trying to wrest myself from home Sliding down a road that you would know I’ve been thinking of love And hanging for too long You left your heart in the great unloved I’ve been reaching the point of no return Waiting for the call that has to come You found your voice In your abandoned choice In the great unloved We’ve been wasted broken on the tide Hated to kill the child inside We’ve tasted of love And taken our own You left your heart In the great unloved

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released November 23, 2019

Credits
Written by Jon McLeary
Guitars, lead vocals by Jon McLeary
Piano,organ,violin, backing vocals by Hannah Fraser
Bass, double bass by Les Knight
Drums ,percussion by Riki Gooch
Backing vocals by Louise Loft
Backing vocals by Lisa Tomlins
Backing vocals,percussion by Malky Taylor
Produced by Jon McLeary and Maurice Priestley
Recorded by Maurice Priestley at PriMau Productions, Wellington, NZ
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios, Wellington, NZ. www.munki.co.nz

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