Trashcan Sinatras Wild Pendulum

weightlifting lyrics
weightlifting

weightlifting


words and music by the trashcan sinatras
all tracks copyright in north america by boosey & hawkes inc. for rights worldwide ltd.
published in japan by june shinozaki at sony music
released on 8/31/04 by spinart records in north america
released on 9/28/04 by avex in japan
released on 10/18/04 by picnic records in the uk

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

welcome back

welcome back, back to health
back from the edge where we found you
back in line, working fine
i hid my head in irrelevant books,
so tell me, is that where catastrophe looms?

everyone’s alive, everyone survived;
“are we so alone?” echoes down the hall

don’t go back, back to hell
back to the edge where we found you
i was blind when i dined
out with the monsters i knew at the time
but now i know better; i’m better – i’m fine

everyone survived, everyone’s alive
“are we so alone?” echoes round the hall

everyone’s alive, everyone’s surprised
“are we so alone?” echoes down the hall

don’t go back, don’t go back
back to the edge where we found you

got carried away

wait ’til i get over this phase
a weakness hard to break
is that i knock on an early grave?
i’ve gone wrong way to be saved

hey do you like the way that i’ve strayed?
the two of us couldn’t stay the same
but i get the message through the haze
it’s not too late to change

you told me, “go easy”
but i got carried away

you told me, “hey, it doesn’t matter
hey, we’ll work it out
we take care of one another”

light a way
light the way

some folks they just got to get high
and ours is not to reason why
do you like the way that i’ve strayed
from every promise i’ve ever made”

you told me, “go easy”
but i got carried away

you told me
“it doesn’t matter. hey, i’m on your side.
i love you and i know that you’ll do better next time.”

[(i know i'm no better)
(i know i'm no better)
(i know i'll know better)
(i know i'll know better)]

hey, it doesn’t matter
hey, we’ll work it out
we’ll start anew and try to do it better
hey, will you light the way?

you told me, “go easy”
got carried away

all the dark horses

on the sunset, horses silhouette
all is calm tonight
new horizon, keep your eyes on those stars
lighting a way

take me somewhere out there

through the fields, in the night
all the dark horses ride
no more reining in
now my aim is in sight
to the wild and the light

out of harm’s way, where the traps all lay
tying you down, selling you out
beating you down – they’re all over town
know your true self, or your truth might bend
they will turf you out in the end
don’t heed a word they say
keep heading away

faraway, slow in motion
through the fields, in the night
all the dark horses ride
no more reining in
now my aim is in sight
to the wild and the light

long-lost summer days
are shining around again,
sky ablaze, ride away…

what women do to men

someone else will meet her
stay awake and read to her
someone else will love her
did you forget to make up?
did you suppose your lovers’ quarrel
would bring a renewal of your love
and then forget to make up?

and you don’t know if it’s right or wrong
what women do to men

the room is cluttered up with christmas cards
i can just barely see you
the room swirls around me

it’s magic
it’s magic
it’s magic
what women do to men

or is it all just a trend?
the breeze carries summer scent
well maybe that’s why she laughs a lot
do you still think we’re all just
magic apes and trick dust?
well someone else will love her…

and you don’t know if it’s right or wrong
and you don’t know if it’s right or wrong
and you don’t know if it’s right or wrong
what women do to men

freetime

oh my lucky number’s been rolling all summer
and when the sun shines, i celebrate
the beauty in life – it’s my duty in life
’cause the rhythm of change
will carry on beating
i’ll take these blue skies, however fleeting
it might be too late tomorrow…

sometimes i get into it
but others, i can’t stand the waiting -
freetime

so long afternoons would go up in balloons
as we killed our time just watching it die
your father, my son, he’d turn in his urn

and sometimes i get into it
but others, i can’t stand to waste it -
freetime

allowing for some change, i’ll carry on mundane
around the corner, await simple pleasures
my beautiful wife in her beautiful life

to the rhythm of change we’ll carry on walking
the hills of glenrosa stand in our future
there’s beauty in life
yes there’s beauty in life

usually

she went first – you’re unusual
buy your clothes from widows now
so you dress unusually

but usually, she’d be buying clothes for you

she went first – that’s unusual
you stand apart at the bar now
drinking the usual

but usually, she’d be buying those for you

slide out of my mind, waste the daytime…
send me one sign: “guess i’m fine.”
out of my life
it’s when you’re there, fresh on my mind
that i just slide

shared hard work
stay – you’re capable
in second-hand shop windows
it’s business as usual

but usually, she’d be wearing those for you

slide out of my mind, waste the daytime…
send me one sign: “guess i’m fine.”
out of my life
it’s when you’re there, on my mind
i just slide

(usually, usually)
usually, out of my mind
(usually, usually)
usually
(usually, usually)
usually, i’m wasting my time

slide out of my life, waste the day time…
send me one sign: “guess i’m fine”
out of my life
it’s when you’re there, (fresh on my mind) on my mind
i just slide
’cause it’s when you’re there
on my mind
i just slide

it’s a miracle

gone…it didn’t last too long
no lack of trying on our part
as i was saying to the others
it’s a miracle we try anything at all
you pour your heart out
knowing full well

it could fail, fail, fail
but how could we know back then?
it’s a rare old grail, pricelessly to fail
older sins cast longer shadows
when we watch them fade and die

it’s a lovely day in sunlight’s golden ray
but that just slips away – isn’t it a shame
and it’s cold now at night

and i hear your name
calling me back through the days
you’re a rare old flame, burning bright again
all those things that we shared matter now
i just can’t say goodbye
do i have to try?

honey, it’s no crime to lose your way
everyone, in their turn, gets to fail

well how could we know back then?
such a rare old grail, (pricelessly) to fail
older sins cast longer shadows
when we watch them fade and die

it’s a miracle

a coda

ill-gotten feeling – a coda
my lover’s leaving and i love her

i would’ve taken you in confidence on things
you wouldn’t hear of it, you never let me in
under the circumstances
i confess i never tried my best

there’s no plant tonight to water
and i don’t care if i live or die either

wasted, lost emotions
nostradamus – now i know what’s meant for me

i would have taken you in confidence on things
you wouldn’t hear of it, but you never let me in
under the circumstances
i confess i never tried my best

now i know what’s meant for me

i would have taken you in confidence on things
you wouldn’t dream of it, you never let me in
under the circumstances
i confess i never tried my best…

trouble sleeping

flowers…
flowers for the unsolved
flowers…
white for a child
flowers…
flowers for the unsolved
flowers…
grief growing wild

mother and a father
father and a mother

murder in a country lane
bring on the blood and the bandages
murder in a lovely place
silence has advantages
murder in a quiet place
trouble is tangible
murder in a lovely place
it’s larger than life

living…
living in the aftermath
living in the midst of mistakes
living with the space

we face and we fear the unknown
apart and alone

somewhere there’s trouble sleeping
plug is pulled tonight
somewhere the door is creaking
trouble sleeping tight
we’re having trouble sleeping
hiding from the light
somewhere there’s trouble sleeping
it’s larger than life

murder in a country lane
bring on the blood and the bandages
murder in a lovely place
i’ll make the tea and the sandwiches
murder in a quiet place
trouble is…the trouble is…
murder in a lovely place
larger than life
larger than life

country air

in a golden summer field
i watch you fall asleep
in a pool i cool my heels
and watch you fall asleep

like the flowers in spring
i know love is a seasonal thing
but in the summer of our heart
there’s a place beyond a river
will you grace the morning weather with me?
with me?

on the grass behind the goal
i trace your constellation of moles
until the clouds close
and it’s chilly round the pole

only winter, should we part,
will succeed you in my heart
in the day-long dark

we can face the fading light together
if that’s alright with you
with you

spirit ascending, be never ending
like the sun and moon

leave me alone

the hardest thing of all is to belong
the oddest thing of all this time
is i’m not sad at all
i can see beyond the hardest thing of all…goodbye

leave me alone, you’re all i wanted
don’t haunt me now, don’t want you now
leave me alone, i’ve found what i’m made of
don’t want you back, don’t need you back

got no place to go, the feeling’s going slow
the lowest of the low tonight
well, how am i supposed to know
if you won’t talk to me? don’t talk to me

just leave me alone, you’re all i wanted
don’t taunt me now, don’t want to know
leave me alone, to find what i’m made of
don’t want you back, don’t need you back

yeah, the hardest thing of all
the oddest thing of all
is i’m not sad at all
goodbye

leave me alone, you’re all i wanted
don’t haunt me now, don’t taunt me now
leave me alone, i’ve found what i’m made of
don’t want you back, don’t need you back

weightlifting

i discover the wheel and watch the buildings go by
you talk a little soft, turn off the radio
i just want to hear all the past times
the rushed hours, the endless lives
don’t become a burden
say the word and be free

you will find a great weight lifting
easing your mind, a great weight lifting
just leave it behind, a great weight lifting
and you will find a great weight lifting

it’s been a lonely winter hibernating away
you need a little sunlight on that face
how long can you stay in the darkness?
dust round the empty nest?
you could make you way out
if you lay down the load

you will find a great weight lifting
easing your mind, a great weight lifting
leave it behind, a great weight lifting
you will find a great weight lifting
just leave it behind, a great weight lifting
and you will find a great weight lifting