LYRICS

circus - Demo Version

You shouldn’t put a lion in a cage
On a cart, on a train to go travel so far
And everyone knows better but it’s something we pay to see    
He’s strong and wild
In all the ways that you’d like to be
 
I'll take the best care of you
Do whatever I can,
Find some strength in virtue
Come up with some sort of a plan
Night falls in the tent
We are under bright lights like the sun 
For a moment he forgets
And in these moments, we are one
 
And everybody loves a circus
But nobody knows it as well as I do
You ask me if it’s worth it
I say that it’s what I know best how to do
And everybody loves a circus
But nobody knows it as well as I do
You ask me if it’s worth it
I say that it is if it leads me to you
Mmmhmmm

You shouldn’t put an elephant in chains for so long
He remembers everything but not where he went wrong
And everyone knows better yet it’s something that we still do
He’s kind despite the places
That you're paying to bring him to
 
I'll take the best care of you,
And I’ll do whatever I can,
I’ll find some strength in virtue
Come up with some sort of a plan
Night falls in the tent
We are under bright lights like the sun 
For a moment he forgets
And in these moments, we are one

And everybody loves a circus
But nobody knows it as well as I do
You ask me if it’s worth it
I’ll tell you that it’s what I know best how to do
And everybody loves a circus
But nobody knows what I’ve put me through
You ask me if it’s worth it
I say that it is if it leads me to you
Mmmhmmm
 
But then you came
You didn’t need glass slippers for your feet
Just something for after the showers
To keep ‘em clean, and you're like me
You didn’t like lions and elephants for admission fees
We didn't speak about it but the day would come we would set them

Then you came
Sat on my lap held a blade against my throat
You could cut me I didn’t mind to bleed at all
And you're like me
You didn’t like the lions and elephants for admission fees
We didn't talk about it but the day would come we would set them free

And everybody loves a circus
But nobody knows it as well as I do
You ask me if it’s worth it
I tell you it’s what I know best how to do
And everybody loves a circus
But nobody knows it as well as I do
You ask me if it’s worth it
I tell you it is if it leads me to you

Mmmmmmhhhhmmm
Mmmmmmhhhhmmm

two gold coins & a prayer - Demo Version

It started with a holiday to Italy
Just Rose and the kids
So, for sure they knew they wouldn't leave
Got to Vienna and they stayed for 8 months
An old lady and a caravan
They had a plan but never wrote it down
Steve made his way to Yugoslavia
And there he met a Turkish man in a coffee shop
Traded passport photos
The train conductor didn't buy it though
Still he let him go
Hm

Up in the attic lives a family
Outside there in the window
Today there still stands an old willow tree
Albert was a dentist trying to do right over wrong
Two gold coins and a prayer
An American man almost became his son
See Holland was under Nazi rule
And they killed him for what he did
Braver than most of us would do
But his son came home
His father wasn't there no more
So, he left for a distant shore
Hm

Rose came to Sydney to pray to God
Because in Slovakia and Hungary
under communism that wasn't allowed
Steve came for a better life
Jerry and Pauline did too
To the sunburnt land
Where all of this they were free to do
Equal opportunity is a wonderful thing
But promise equal outcome
It only ever leads to tyranny
So here I write songs for freedom so we can all belong
7 billion people 7 billion gods

I won't give up
there is too much on the line
I won't give up
I ask you to free your mind
I won't give up
I believe in you, and
you believe in me, and
We believe in society

I won't give up
I promised my sister it'd be fine
I won't give up
Each of us free our minds
I won't give up
I believe in you, and
You believe in me
I believe in humanity
So, I won't give up

heartbeat - Demo Version

Sun
It pours on our skin
We're young and salt
Sticks to our clothes
Low tide nicking fins
Calling each other out
Ask, who am I, I am all yours
Spent time searching for all that comes
Not in comfort but loving you

I’ve seen all the pretty girls and I like to believe
That you are different
You’re In a different league

Still gonna miss your heartbeat
Laying next to me
And when this morning came
I didn't want you to go
I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
I have to let you know
I can't wait for you to come back to be
Together wherever we go
 
Hmm, hmmm, hmm
 
Stars
Pour on our skin
We have high hopes
Yelling to the eve
Warm throats kicking and singing
Until our legs and our voice gives out (hey!)
Daze
Moments to remember recall
I was sitting by myself
I found pace in numbering afternoons until I was meeting you

I've seen all the pretty girls and I like to believe
That you are different
You’re in a different league

I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
Laying next to me
When this morning came
I didn't want you to go
I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
I have to let you know
I can't wait for you to come back to be
Together wherever we go
Ooh, oooh, mmmm

When it feels like love, it doesn't hold me down
And this feels like love, I'm without a doubt
 
Feels like love, it doesn't hold me down
When this feels like love, I'm without a doubt
 
And this feels like love, it doesn't hold me down
When this feels like love, I'm without a doubt

I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
Laying next to me
‘Cause when this morning came
I didn't want you to go, go
I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
I have to let you know
I can't wait for you to come back to be
Together wherever we go
 
I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
I'm still gonna miss your heartbeat
Ooh, ooh, oooh, oooh

 

chocolate - Demo Version

She kissed me
Like we just met
And all she knew about me
Is what I've said to her
Here in the bathtub this evening
Chocolate for two
 
She kissed me
Like we just met
And I knew about you
Is what you’ve said
And you told me your name
And I’ve never seen eyes so blue

I need more time off with you
To turn you on
I want to wake up without the alarm
A thousand eyes on me constantly
But I just want you
And I just want two
I need more time off with you
To turn you on

She kissed me
Like we just met
On the street as I walked over to the bookstore
And poured you some water, a gesture
Like gentlemen do 
 
She kissed me
Like we just met
Via wind, sand and stars
We danced at the northern
And slept on the beach hoping rangers
Would choose not to come

I need more time off with you
To turn you on
And I want to wake up without the alarm
A thousand eyes on me constantly
But I just want you
I just want two
I need more time off with you
To turn you on

I didn’t sleep a single wink
On the first night
I promised you it’s not your fault and I tried
It feels like there’s fire on my heels
Wherever I go

I wake up in the morning
Laying here next to you
I asked you if I snored
You laughed and I knew
Feels like there’s a fire on my heels
Wherever I go

I need more time off with you
To turn you on
I want to wake up without the alarm
A thousand eyes on me constantly
But I just want you
And I just want two
‘Cause I need more time off with you
To turn you on
Hmmm

keeper - Demo Version

It all makes sense
Seeing you again
Transits the only routine that fits
In here when my bag is all zipped up
And what will we do
When what we’ve done the most
Is seen each other between coast to coast
Weekends away
Romantic as hell
 
Can you bring me around
When I’m feeling under
When I’m lost not found
Can we make dependence sweeter
Than all the distance we’ve covered
Trying to keep from harm
You’re a keeper
Holding my highest regards

I wonder if trees
Feel concrete or the sun
When does rain become the river that runs
Can we stop trying to fit these shoes
Not made for our feet
Or where we belong
In love with the city and the sea what’s wrong
With loving it all the ways I love you

Can you bring me around
When I’m feeling under
When I’m lost not found
Can we make dependence sweeter
Than all the distance we’ve covered
Trying to keep from harm

You’re a keeper
Holding my highest regards
You’re a keeper
Holding my highest regards
You’re a keeper
Holding my highest regards

 

together - Demo Version

I wonder why
We seem to be
More concerned with our flags
And nationalities
Oh then we are
With unity or love
More concerned with our differences
In different gods above
And out of all these books that I forgot
Drawn way too harsh in worries of what I’m not
And how this feels when it comes to
Comes to being close to you

And I will fight for this
Stand for right over wrong as
Our old trees are burning down
And I will write for this country I adore
And we can come together now
And I will stand beside you won’t let hate reside here
Lock hands together in the crowd
And we will fight for this country we adore
In hard times each of us know how
Throw fear aside regrowth can come along

And I wonder why
We seem to be
More concerned with selling water to private companies
Oh then we are
With the health of
The rivers where we're drinking from
The land that's free and young 
And out of all that you are trying to stop
Free speech and thought protests
Against poor plots
Is how this feels when it comes to
That you are me and I am you

I will fight for this
Stand for right over wrong as
Our old trees are burning down
And I will write for this country I adore
And we can come together now
And I will stand beside you won’t let hate reside here
Lock hands together in the crowd
And we will fight for this country we adore
In hard times each of us know how
Throw fear aside regrowth can come along

I know where we belong
I know where, I
I know where we belong
I know where, I
I know where we belong
I know we belong together
I know where we belong
I know we belong together
I know where we belong
I know we belong together
I know where we belong
I know we belong together
I know where we belong
I know we belong together
I know where we belong
I know where

I will fight for this
Stand for right over wrong as
Our old trees are burning down
And I will write for this country I adore
And we can come together now
And I will stand beside you won’t let hate reside here
Lock hands together in the crowd
And we will fight for this country we adore
In hard times each of us know how

Throw fear aside regrowth can come along
Throw fear aside regrowth can come along
Throw fear aside regrowth can come along