Trashcan Sinatras Wild Pendulum

in the music lyrics
in the music - limited edition

in the music - limited edition

words and music by the trashcan sinatras, except:
“in the music” – words by the trashcan sinatras and ali smith
“should i pray?” – words and music by the trashcan sinatras and eddi reader
“morning star” and “the engine” – words by the trashcan sinatras and davy hughes
“i can’t stand tomorrow” – words by the trashcan sinatras and andy chase

“astronomy” – japanese release only
“i can’t stand tomorrow” and “i just don’t know how” – limited edition release only

“should i pray?” – backing vocals by carly simon

all tracks copyright by the trashcan sinatras
worldwide publishing (ex-japan and usa) by cooking vinyl music
published in the usa by downtown music
published in japan by june shinozaki at sony music

released on 4/22/09 by victor records in japan
released on 9/14/09 by lo-five records in the uk

these lyrics are as printed on the album inserts with a few minor additions

people

i am a human
you are human too
can we come together
into something new
and sow the seed for a greater good

we’ll grow if you let us
thrive if you protect us
shower us with love and perfect us
up from the darkest earth
comes the whitest rose

all because all of us
are people
and people can fall in love
with other people
people who fall in love

down in the city street
two lovers meet
with a kiss on the cheek
at the end of the week
evaporate in the city heat

you and i begin
promising everything
like orchards in the spring
we begin blossoming
turning into people

people who fall in love
with other people
people who fall in love
cos we’re people
we get to fall in love
like other people
we get to show our love

we’re people
equal in the flesh and blood
we’re people
equal in the eyes of love
i feel like i’m one of them
i feel like i’m one of them
(people)
i feel like i’m one of them
(people who fall in love)

i feel like i’m one of them
(people)
i feel like i’m one of them
(people who fall in love)
(people)
(people who fall in love)
(with other people)
i feel like i’m one of them…

easy on the eye

she’s easy on the eye
she deals in restless nights
without the light
she won’t survive

she never loses sight
she fills the room with light
when sleep arrives
she turns her eyes

and i’m over there
getting in her hair
giving back that stare
and i’m waking up
and she’s making me love

i’m always losing sleep
she reads between the sheets
she seems to be
breathing my name

and i’m over there
giving back that stare
getting in her hair
and she’s waking me up
i ain’t making this up
and she’s making me love

in the music

naked to the world i came
naked i will leave
shadow fall behind me
sunlight up ahead
i fill the in between

naked to your love i climb
naked i succeed
you hold me in your arms
i’ll hold you in mine
we’ll fill the in between

with the music
that we make in love
in the music
we rise above

we get lost
we get powerful
we know what to do now
we get down
and in every way
i’m always making love with you

let’s make it til the end of time
let’s make it all we need
let the music fill our lives
and in each other’s eyes
find everything we need

in the music
that we make in love
in the music
we rise above

and now i’m naked to the flame
curled into you
and naked i believe
let the timeless everything
that we make naked
melt into the harmony
of love

in the music
that we make in love
in the music
in the rhythm rising up
in the rhythm rising up
we rise above
we rise above

i hung my harp upon the willows

i hung my harp upon the willows
when i first made this harbour town
my broken heart by fair eliza
still fresh and raw when i came to town

i learned a trade from alexander
a scoundrel of the first degree
and within the year, i was so despondent
that doctor fleeming well knew me

oh eglinton floating on the water
oh eglinton the rose was there for me
i hung my harp high upon the willows
of irvine town, by the sea

on hogmanay i burned the work down
i found myself without a crown
oh but i had more than any silver
cos i had a friend in richard brown

in eglinton wood we’d wander
on the drukken steps i would recite
take your harp down from the willows
said richard brown, and he was right

oh eglinton floating on the water
oh eglinton the road was there for me
i took my harp down from the willows
richard brown i bow to thee
richard brown i bow to thee
richard brown i bow to thee

prisons

decisions
grow into visions
end up in prisons
little decisions

gotta find me a preacher man
i gotta make decisions

maybe he’ll show me
a vision of the day he was risen
and i’ll rise right out of this prison

maybe he’ll decide
let the devil ride

it’s this decision
on the way i’m living
i know i’ve been sinning

so bring on
a vision of the day he was risen
can i rise right out of this prison

consider me delinquently
well in better times
with less on my mind

a vision of the day he was risen
can i tell myself i’m forgiven
then i’ll rise right out of this prison

decisions
grow into visions
end up in prisons
little decisions

should i pray?

should i pray?
is it safe?
put my faith in rewards
somewhere a lifetime away?

lose all of my friends to these prayers?
lose the rest of my life to these prayers?
it don’t look safe
to have faith

lose a life, lose a love, losing all my friends
lose a life, lose a love, losing all my friends
lose a life, lose a love, losing all my friends
lose a life, lose a love, losing all my friends

am i talking to myself in these prayers?
or will they lead me to somewhere in death?

should i pray?
put my faith in rewards somewhere?
somewhere?

lose a life, lose a love, losing all my friends
(somewhere)…

lose a life, lose a love, losing all my friends
(should i pray?)…

morning star

here’s to the sun
that dawns on the hearts of all men
shines on the path of all the travelers
leaving nobody in the shadows

here’s to a good day
lifting the veil on our love
lord i’ve been waiting such a long time
for the better days to come
for the warmth of another

turn and i will face my morning star
and her starlight lighting the way
higher and higher above the sun
and the fever burning the ray
now it’s warm for the time of year
and i’m as right as rain
you run the risk of starting a fire
set my heart aflame

summer nights fade in and out
paper moon please leave the light on
at night darkness falls
i don’t need it anymore
we can face it on our own

turn and i will face my morning star
and her starlight lighting the way
higher and higher above the sun
and the fever burning the ray
now it’s warm for the time of year
and i’m as right as rain
you run the risk of starting a fire
set my heart aflame

and the finest thing that i’ve ever done
was say “i do”
and have it whispered in return

i will face my morning star
i will face my morning star

the morning star

oranges and apples

evening sun in an english sky
orange as the pigeon’s eye
no one knew when you cycled by

that oranges were made for you
and the apples too
were made for you

emily and the english rose
shining at the UFO
hand in hand with your eskimo

oranges, they fell for you
and the apples, too
all fell for you

light shines through
the brightest of all was you
and i just don’t know what i would do
without your light
without your light tonight

green wheelbarrow
bikes red and blue
orange drawer that winked at you
all the colours that fell from you

and all the things that you went through
and now everything is enhanced by you
and the oranges were made for you
and the apples, too
all made for you

the engine

sun on the estate
spending saturdays
tinkering with the engine
planning our escape
over dream landscape
souping up the engine

we become everyone
everyone is to blame for everything
and everything is impossible to maintain
to maintain

i think of you my angel
driving home this evening
and i put my faith in the engine
as you drive towards the light
oncoming beams become
beams going by

we become everyone
everyone is to blame for everything
and everything is impossible to maintain
to maintain
to maintain

we become everyone
everyone is to blame for everything
and everything

we become everyone
everyone is to blame for everything
and everything

we become everyone
everyone is to blame for everything
and everything is impossible to maintain
to maintain
to maintain

i wish you’d met her

i wish you’d met her, you know
couldn’t forget her, you know
i’ve had the pleasure to know
i wish you’d met her

i think you’d like her, you know
you think just like her, you know
and i found a treasure, you know
i wish you’d met her

every morning i wake
every day that i break
i’m glad i’m alive today
she’s the warmth in the rays
and she comes in waves
rippling time and colouring days

i wish you’d met her

i put some things behind me, you know
i close the door quietly, you know
now i’m good under pressure, you know
i wish you’d met her

every morning i wake
every day that i break
i’m glad i’m alive today
she’s the warmth in the rays
and she comes in waves
rippling time and colouring days

every morning i wake
every day that i break
i’m glad i’m alive today
she’s the warmth in the rays
and she comes in waves
rippling time and colouring days

i wish you’d met her
i wish you’d met her

astronomy

astronomy
blazing for me
stare into space again
there’s beautiful fates out there
dark is my room below
as dark as the heart
that i’ve come to know
i came here by myself
to this fine house
occasional friends seek me out

i want to see her
out in the clean air
searching all my life
guided me nowhere
and it feels like
there’s no escape tonight
on my own now
you won’t leave me behind
leaving here tonight

down in the streets
i know who i’ll meet
only the ghosts walk here now
moments in love frozen out
i came here by myself
i can’t believe i left

someone will find her
out in the clean air
searching all my life
guided me nowhere
and it feel like
there’s no escape tonight
on my own now
you won’t leave me behind
leaving here tonight

and i feel her near
and i see her there
and i talk to her
and i feel her near

how can i avoid it
everywhere is haunted

and i feel her near
and i see her there
and i talk to her
and i feel her

i can’t stand tomorrow

i was always by myself
’til we found each other
i never knew one second
you’d be gone

and now i just don’t bother
and me, i never take a telling
now i walk alone

everything has always been not enough
i guess i’ve learned how much i can borrow

and nowadays another will take care of you
i don’t know
and can’t let you go

i can’t stand this feeling that
i’m gonna lose you and can’t forget
i’ll want you tomorrow
i can’t stand tomorrow

i’ll wake up and i won’t know
waiting for a phone call
i can’t stand tomorrow
i’ll love you tomorrow
tomorrow
tomorrow

me and you – a hard act to follow
afraid i lost you too soon
it’s just breakdown after break down
another day older
trying to get away from your ghost
tomorrow

i can’t stand this feeling that
i’m gonna lose you and can’t forget
i’ll want you tomorrow
i can’t stand tomorrow

i’ll wake up
and won’t know
i’m waiting for a phone call
i can’t stand tomorrow
i’ll love you tomorrow

i can’t stand this feeling that
i’m gonna lose you and can’t forget
i’ll want you tomorrow
i can’t stand tomorrow

i’ll wake up
and won’t know
i’m waiting for a phone call
i can’t stand tomorrow
i’ll love you tomorrow

can’t stand this feeling that
i’m gonna lose you and can’t forget
i can’t stand tomorrow
love you tomorrow

can’t stand tomorrow
can’t stand tomorrow

i just don’t know how

come over to my side
i will be the pilot light
and guide you towards me
through this foggy time

i just don’t know how
to set you straight
cos i miss you more
when we’re all at stake
and i love you so
wanna let you go
i just don’t know how

i look good in raincoats
i get weathered as i grow old
I’ll always win, clean up, then go
but i want to lose the memory
leave all the debris behind

i just don’t know how
to set you straight
cos i miss you more
when we’re all at stake
and i love you so
wanna let you go
but i don’t know how

i just don’t know how
to set you straight
cos i miss you more
when we’re all at stake
and i love you so
gonna let you go
i just don’t know how

i just don’t know how
to set you straight
(leave all the debris behind)
cos i miss you more
all at stake
(leave all the debris behind)
i just don’t know how
(let you go)
gonna let you go
(don’t know how)
i just don’t know how