Twelve Steps to Space - Lyrics

The Flower Child is Dead


The birds in the city,
t
hey ain't no longer scared
Cause the birds in the country,
they fly away when I'm there.

The first time I met you
Was the second time disarmed
Left standing in the snow
'Cause the third time is the charm

Stuck 'cause I know
your emotion is only chemical
Does that make us different
Or make us identical?

The flower child is dead (×2)

They only know the warmth
That falls between their lies
Sifting through sand
Filtering triangles of light

Are they happy
Ignorant in their simplicity?
The sun is too high
So we need more electricity

The flower child is dead (×2)

Robot Cowboy


Are you late or are you dead?
Are you blue or are you red?
Things are moving pretty slow
I guess that I will never know

Can I watch or can I dream
Of places that I've never been?
Where we can go before we came
And live forever every day

We'll never die, it's okay (×4)

Are you late or are you dead?
Are you blue or are you red?
Things are moving pretty slow
I guess that I will never know

Can I watch or can I dream
Of faces that I've never seen?
Where we can go before we came
And live forever every day

We'll never die, it's okay (×7)

 

Post-Chronological Blues


Words are caught between
what's said and meant, thoughts are far from being read.
So please, please bring me some oxygen,
so I can speak to you instead.

I'm too young to know what's right from wrong, but I'm too old to really care.
Maybe one day I will understand and disappear into the air (it's in the air).

So should I stay or should I go? 'Cause there's a spaceship at my window.

It comes and then it goes
I wish it was that simple

 

I Don't Answer


I don't get what you're talking about
I'm sure it makes sense without a doubt
But I don't think I'm like everyone else
'Cause I'm not worried about my health

When the phone rings I don't answer
When the phone rings I don't answer
And I'm not scared of dying of cancer
'Cause when the phone rings I don't answer

I won't feel so down if I don't see you today
But it has nothing to do with the way
That I feel about you, that I feel about us
It's just like a peach without the fuzz

When the phone rings I don't answer
When the phone rings I don't answer
And I'm not scared of dying of cancer
'Cause when the phone rings I don't answer

I'm not scared of the truth or the future (×2)

So tell it to me straighter than my jacket
And tell it to me first 'cause I'm in brackets
Or does that mean I don't even make sense
'Cause there's no room for me in your sentence

When the phone rings I don't answer
When the phone rings I don't answer
And I'm not scared of dying of cancer
'Cause when the phone rings I don't answer

Open Channels


It takes more than a kiss to make it right
Oh, I know, don't I know, so I'll keep trying
How I wish, how I wish I felt fine
How I wish things could be alright

Tried to stop time back when we were lovers
Now you act like we don't know each other (×4)

I know we'll be alright (×5)

 

Look at All the Friends I Have


Here at the dance hall
Got no time to dance
Too worried I might fall
I've got bigger plans

Aren't I lovely?
Don't you love me?
Good, great, I'm so glad

Look at all the friends I have (×4)

Did I see that? Is it me you're looking at?
Yeah that's what I wanna see
Did I see that? Is it me you're looking at?
Yeah that's what I wanna see

You look so cute right by my side
So tuck in your shirt and straighten your tie
Let's take a portrait, I'm all for it
Good, great, I'm so glad

Look at all the friends I have (×4)

Did I see that? Is it me you're looking at?
Yeah that's what I wanna see
Did I see that? Is it me you're looking at?
Yeah that's what I wanna see

 

She Followed Me Home


I used to be in a place like this
I used to die for a taste of this
I used to be in a place like this
She followed me home (×3)

I stopped to watch her
The wind was blowing
Her body sinking
Her black coat flowing

 

Disconnect


I'm gonna cut the wire
And put out the fire
It feels like neglect
Let's, let's disconnect
Let's disconnect

"Fucking shit."

The World Might End


I'd try to bungee jump but the line would break
I'd get a motorbike but I'd break my face
I'd jump out of a plane but I'd smack the ground
I'd dive into the water but I'd sink and drown

I'd drive into the city but my car'd get jacked
Tell you that I love you, but you won't say it back
I'd piggyback you there but I'd lock my knees
Take a breath of air but I'd catch a disease

I don't know why I'm not happy
I don't know why I don't smile
I don't know why I'm not happy
But I haven't been for a little while

I'd fuck you right now but are you on the pill?
I'd make a withdrawal but I'd lose the bills
No challenge no talent just a face in the crowd
The stars are beautiful but I'm just a cloud

I'd try a few drugs but my thoughts would stop
Speed down the road but get stopped by a cop
I'd write you a letter but I probably wouldn't send it
Take you for a walk but the world might end

I don't know why I'm not happy
I don't know why I don't smile
I don't know why I'm not happy
But I haven't been for a little while
Haven't been for a little while
No you haven't been for a little while
You haven't been for a little while

Wires

I know you're feeling better
than before
We won't be walking often
to your car
anymore

Things are getting better
than before
Happy in the New Year
we're happier

Let's go to Montreal
The cold will warm our hearts
And this is who we are
And this is all we know

'Cause we're still young
Too many things undone
Will you forgive me? (×4)

There's not much to say (×3)