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  How To Have Your Cake And Eat It
  1 The Path Of Least Existence
  2 Dead And Buried
  3 Where Did I Go Wrong?
  4 Life In The Slow Lane
  5 This Is A Pop Song
  6 Elegy
  7 Make It Me
  8 La Quinta Del Sordo
  9 How To Have Your Cake And Eat It
  10 She Ran Away To Join The Circus
  11 Why Don't You
  12 I Know You Adore Me But You Bore Me
  13 I Need You
  14   Is It Just Me Or Does Life Suck Sometimes?
 
 

The Path Of Least Existence

Asleep
In the sun
Feel the warmth
Fill your heart
Drift
Drift away
Nothing here
Can’t wait
Another day
Somebody calls
In the distance
But I chose the path
Of least existence

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Dead And Buried


I’m so down that I’m digging holes here
Any lower & I’d be crawling
Just need you to show the way
I’ll do anything you say
Get no further on each day
I’m dead & buried
Dead & buried, I’m buried
I’m dead & buried now
I’m so low that I’m underground here
Any further & I’d hit Australia
Just need you to lead the way
I’ll be anything you say
Get no further on each day
I’m dead & buried
Dead & buried, I’m buried
I’m dead & buried now

 

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Where Did I Go Wrong?


I know that it’s all the rage
Got nothing to fear
If I stay inside my cage
Everything’s arranged
So come now, come anytime
‘Coz love is the feeling
And love is so sublime
Just you and me and how
And you’re right
I’ve been looking for you for a lifetime
I’ve been looking for you to be mine
Some days aren’t worth the wait
So I’ll give it a miss
And skip to one I can tolerate
See you when I start to feel sane
‘Coz you’re right
I’ve been looking for you for a lifetime
I’ve been looking for you to be mine
Where did I go wrong?
Where did I go wrong?
Sit back, kick off my shoes
I’ve got no money
I’ve got nothing left to lose now
It’s just you and me and the sunshine
And you’re right
I was looking for you for a lifetime
I was looking for you to be mine
Where did I go wrong?
Where did I go wrong?

 


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Life In The Slow Lane


You are an autumn leaf
Waiting to fall
You are a dying sun
Hoping for dawn
You are a winter’s day
Bitter and raw
Come sit by the fire
Let’s see if you thaw
If you are alone
Don’t let go
It’s just life in the slow lane
Life in the slow lane
Getting you down
You want to be Superman
Or at least somebody new
But you’re in with the out crowd
And what can you do?
If you are alone
Don’t let go
It’s just life in the slow lane
Life in the slow lane
Bringing you down

 

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This Is A Pop Song


This is a pop song
So sing along, sing along, sing along
This is a love song
So get it on, get it on, get it on
If you don’t know the words don’t worry
They’re anything thing you want them to be
So sing along, sing along with me
This is a pop song
So sing along, sing along, sing along
If you don’t have the time don’t hurry
I’ve time enough to share with you
So sing along, sing too
This is a love song
So get it on, get it on, get it on
It’s just a way of staying sane
When all around
The world is upside down
All you can do is sing along
Just sing along
This is a pop song
So sing along, sing along, sing along
This is a love song
So get it on, get it on, get it on

 

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Elegy


Cover me in stranger’s clothes
Lose me in the deepest folds
Drown me in the darkest sea
Bury me in city streets
Attach the strings and pull me in
Spit out the bait but the hooks cut deep
You know I would do anything
To make you see
That it gets so damn lonely
Sometimes only you
Can make things better
Maybe sometimes you can help
Make it right
Wrap me in the safest arms
Soothe me with the softest words
Cocoon me in your warm embrace
And keep me safe
‘Coz it gets so damn lonely
Sometimes only you
Can make things better
Maybe sometimes you can help
Make it right
So tell me
What is it gonna be?
What is it gonna be?
‘Coz it gets so damn lonely
Sometimes only you
Can make it right

 

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Make It Me


If you need anybody make it me
‘Coz I really want to be the one to help you
If you’re feeling blue
If you’re feeling blue
I feel that way too
If you are ever feeling down
Talk to me
‘Coz I really want to be the one
You turn to
If you’re feeling blue
Feel I’m losing you
Like I’m losing my mind
Faith please don’t fail me now
So autograph this
And send it to me ASAP
You know I need to
Know I still exist
To reassure me
That all these years
I’ve not wasted my life
Faith please don’t fail me now
I will not ever let you down
Faith please don’t fail me now
I will not ever let you down
Please don’t fail me now
Fail me now

 

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La Quinta Del Sordo (instrumental)

 

 

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How To Have Your Cake And Eat It


You want it all
A pound of flesh
Will leave you coming back for more
Keep on your toes
There’s no need to spend your money
There’s no hurry
No, no, no, no, no
How to have your cake and eat it
How to look before you leap in
How to have it all your way everyday
But I don’t want to be the one to let you know     
You’ve lost control
Give no thought to consequences
Wrecked and reckless
Oh, no, no, no, no
How to have your cake and eat it
How to look before you leap in
How to have it all your way everyday
But I don’t want to be the one to let you know
But I don’t want to be the one to let you know
‘Coz someday soon
You’re going to find
You’ve used up all the good friends that you knew
How to have your cake and eat it
How to look before you leap in
How to have it all your way everyday
But I don’t want to be the one to let you know
But I don’t want to be the one to let you know

 

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She Ran Away To Join The Circus


She ran away to join the circus
Or was it a bank? I don’t recall
But she don’t come around here no more
She’s got better roads to walk
Don’t raise a fist against the World
It will only bring you down
Don’t raise a fist to the World
She dyed her hair exotic colours
And went around in black
She didn’t even notice the way
We looked at her
I guess she’s not coming back
Don’t raise a fist against the World
It will only bring you down
Don’t raise a fist to the World
Oh my what is she gonna find
That she can’t find at home?
Oh I don’t know
It makes no sense at all
It makes no sense at all
I saw her the other day
For the first time in years
I said “Hey, how are you doing?”
And she said “Baby
Just listen to those cheers”
“I raised a fist against the World
And it didn’t bring me down
I raised a fist to the World
I raised a fist to the World”

 

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Why Don't You


Why don’t you
Switch off your mobile phone
And find something better to do?
Why don’t you
Talk to the person who is sitting
Right next to you?
Maybe I might be surprised?
Maybe you fall in love
Maybe you fall in love too
Why don’t we
Go outside in the rain
And dance the night away?
Why should it be
That you & I only talk artificially?
Maybe I might be surprised?
Maybe you fall in love
Maybe you fall in love
Maybe you fall in love too?
If you’re cut do you bleed?
Do you hurt, do you need?
Is there something out there
You wanted to be?
Are you lost, are you blind?
Are you losing your mind?
Is there something out there
You’re trying to find?
Maybe you fall in love
Maybe you fall in love too

 

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I Know You Adore Me But You Bore Me


Please don’t tell me what to do
‘Coz I don’t need a friend
No I don’t need a friend like you
I’m battered and bruised
I know you adore me
But you bore me
Don’t whisper secrets in my ear
‘Coz I don’t want to know
Your deepest darkest fears
I’m black & I’m blue
I know you adore me
But you bore me
Ever get the feeling that you’re not wanted?
Ever get the feeling
That you’re surplus to requirements?
Ever get the feeling
That you might as well go home?
I know you adore me
But you bore me

 

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I Need You


Don’t you know I need you?
More than you will ever know
More than you will ever see
More than you need me
I’ve got to see a Doctor
To get a new prescription
To help with my condition
I need some information
To help investigations
I need some confirmation
To stop contamination
And pointless accusations
In answer to your questions
I’m fighting with the devil
The only confrontation
Worth all the aggravation
But I’m going to take you with me
So you can see what I see
So you can see what I will be
Don’t you know I need you?
More than you will ever know
More than you will ever see
More than you need me
I turn to look but no one’s there
I’m talking to myself again
I turn it over in my head
Is there something less
I should have said?
My conscience charges by the hour
I can’t afford a guilt trip now
The Queen is flat, the World is dead
I think I should have stayed in bed
Don’t you know I need you?
More than you will ever know
More than you will ever see
More than you need me

 


 

Is It Just Me Or Does Life Suck Sometimes?


Is it just me or does life suck sometimes?
Is it just me or does life suck sometimes?
Please know I love you
Please know I care
Please know I need you
To be there

 
  All music and lyrics copyright Matthew Berry 2005.
Spare Room Records
   
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