All Fall Down

Flowers sitch your eyes shut, eyes shut,
Pennies hold your eyes shut, we all fall down.
Flowers sitch your eyes shut, eyes shut,
Pennies hold your eyes shut, we all fall down.

Mother’s in the kitchen

Daddy’s in the hall

Brother’s in the bedroom
staring at the wall.

Flowers sitch your eyes shut, eyes shut,
Pennies hold your eyes shut, we all fall down.
Flowers sitch your eyes shut, eyes shut,
Pennies hold your eyes shut, we all fall down.

Haven’t got a penny, haven’t got a clue,
won’t be getting any til the check comes through.

Flowers sitch your eyes shut, eyes shut,
Pennies hold your eyes shut, we all fall down.

Haven’t got a penny, haven’t got a dime,
won’t be getting any ’cause you haven’t got the time.

Flowers sitch your eyes shut, eyes shut,
Pennies hold your eyes shut, we all fall down.

Mother’s in the bedroom,

Daddy’s on the stair,

Looking for brother,
but he isn’t there.

Flowers sitch his eyes shut, eyes shut,
Pennies hold his eyes shut, we all fall down.

All fall down.

We’ve Always Done it That Way

How can you look at me, with no trace of irony,
and say, “We’ve always done it that way.”

My darling my precious stone, my baby girl, my only one.
Sitting in the burnt-out ends of waiting rooms.

Remember when it didn’t hurt like this,
when I  could make it better with a kiss?

So how can you look at me, with no trace of irony,
and say “We’ve always done it that way.”

Time again and time again and time goes on
and eats your mind away.

“We’ve always done it that way.”

Staring at the dust on all the picture frames,
waiting for the clipboards and the calm.

Waiting for the moment to go on.

The Pretty Girl’s Best Friend

I put my make-up on,
high-heeled shoes and then I’m gone
to find a place where I can be more

popular

 

I’m tired of being sensible,
honest, reverent and dependable.
I know all I need to know about
popular

I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend anymore!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend anymore!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend!

I’ve been so tried and true
now I’m going to be like you
I’ll find a place where I can be more

popular

It’s all the same old story.
Sick of the reflected glory
I’m off to find a spotlight of my own

I know I know I don’t have to wait
I won’t hesitate any more
Screw the girl next door.

Because I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend anymore!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend anymore!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend!

Variations on a theme,
yet another beauty queen with
no parade, no flowers and no rolls-royce

Without a second place
how will I know I’ve won the race
Unless I find a best friend of my own

(But she won’t want to, we don’t want to, they don’t want to, you don’t want to)

I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend anymore!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend!
I don’t want to be the pretty girl’s best friend anymore!
There is more to me!

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