Lawrence Arabia's Singles Club

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Track Name: Solitary Guys
We said you were marriage material
We were living on cereal in our flat by the bay
No one would have said it was dignified
It's a miracle no one died in a horrific way.

You were all we had to live for
Was never meant to be
You were not a real woman
But how were we to see?
We could not keep from crying when we realised
We were just another bunch of solitary guys.

When you first disappeared we were overjoyed
You'd not been letting us boys be boys
And we'd just wanted to play
But slowly it dawned that there was now nothing for us
Might as well lie in front of a bus
Hopeless in every way.

Cos you were all we'd had to live for
Was never meant to be
Cos we were never real men
But we could never see
It was hard to keep from crying when we realised
We were now forever to be solitary guys.
Track Name: Everything's Minimal (With Tiny Ruins)
Look at these intimate moments
Empathy, symmetry, beauty
Tenderness you could not dream of in your house

Such happy memories
We cherish our holidays
For we are one in our house

Elegant magazine bookshelf,
Monocle, Wallpaper, Kinfolk
Kind of style you could but dream of in your house

Everything's minimal (white on white)
We're indivisible
We are one in our house

We can communicate (open hearts and open minds)
We always celebrate being one in our house

I met you, you mended my broken heart
and now we lie, lie, lie!
I know you, I know I feel safe with you
because you lie, lie, lie!
Track Name: One Unique Creature
End of the night you were ready
You looked a dull shade of deadly
It's always strangely alluring
When you're consumed by such fury

With a knife you could gouge out my eyes
With no eyes I could not look surprised
But I would not be surprised

Tip of your tongue there is paper
Soon all our rage will be vapour
We will dissolve into nature
Living as one unique creature

Oh the sun it could burn out tonight
And the tourists might turn all to ice
Smiles frozen goodbyes

(Fall in...)
Track Name: A Little Hate
A little hate today
A little hate today
A little hate today
Is my kind of fun

Don't be afraid to play
with your adolescent rage
some anonymous hate
is what I live for

Your kiss on the lip of a paper cup
The cold chill you feel in an empty mall
The warm light on the back of your eyelids glow
You'll never know

I'm in a negative phase
Having a shitty day
Feel the heat of my takes
Going to have me some blood

Dicks always to the fore
Dicks always to the fore
Dicks always to the fore
Dicks always to the fore
That's how life will be herein.
Track Name: Everybody Wants Something
Nothing pleases me more
Notifications at dawn
That’s why I lie awake and roll on the floor
Await that assonant roar
That calls me gently gently down
Into that sacred realm – communication!
You got me in your sight
The penetrating light of your needs.

It’s a magic device
That brings my friends in my life
I’d surely die without those desperate words,
Without those troublesome pearls
That draw me slowly slowly down
Into the darkened room of your confession
You got me in the grip – bottom to the tip –
Of your routine

Everybody wants something
Track Name: Cecily
Psychically I stare into your head
See a slice of wholemeal bread
This means you're hungry
I predict the moment of your birth
When you were washed up on the earth
It is your birthday

Cecily, I have telepathy
It means I know where you'll be staying
The games that you like playing
And I predict you'll soon fall for me
Cecily, I feel you wanting me

I can see us married by the sea
Having children two or three
It will be blissful
But I detect a changing in your eye
It makes me feel like I might die
It is confusing!

Cecily, curse this clairvoyancy!
It means I know that you'll dislike me
And act in ways to spite me
And I predict eventually
Cecily, you will be leaving me.
Track Name: People Are Alright
People, they often have too much to drink,
They feel the need to stand up and fight you.
They get in your face and they ruin your day
and everything's shit, so shit.

People, they sometimes own SUV's,
Feeling the need to drive like an arsehole,
Filling parking space, with their German case
of seven spoiled kids, spoiled kids.

But people are alright.
Not all of them are crude and mindless,
Some are sweet and polite,
Yeah people are alright.

People, they will vote for autocrats,
All of them claiming that they're the unlucky ones
With their flavoured vapes and their racial hate,
Looking so cut, so cut.

But people are alright.
Not everyone's a bloody tyrant,
Some are actually quite nice,
Yeah people are alright.
Track Name: A Walk Into The Suburbs
A genuine concern
The offer you made
A lover in the harbour again
A bridge across the sea
A light in the dark
A memory you lent to me.

It's easy to believe in these
if you try to erase yourself,
It's no surprise that you could be someone else.

On and on we walk into the suburbs,
Houses like an army on the march.
Got a Westfield tan, a phone plan, a smoothie
And everything was right in the world.

It's easy to make half a scream
if your face is encased by plastic,
I'd recommend a pedicure with me.
Track Name: Oppositional Democracy
What'd you put in my heart
that makes me howl at the moon?
There must be some magnetic pull
that holds us together.
Put your hand on my lip
Cos nothing good will pass it
Just words of spit to make you sick
Cos we're those kinds of lovers.

I'm not enlightened,
There was no Enlightenment
We're living a nightmare
So why I am I still here?
Look at you old boys,
Emitting that low noise
It shouldn't be such a turn on
But I'm as hard as hell

What'd you put in my drink
to make me put up with you?
It must be some kind of superglue
That keeps us together
Put your hand on your hip
Cos you know just how I tick
And where to flick and how to pick me off in an instant.

We should be mindful,
I'm working on mindfulness
We got us into a fine mess
Now how do we get out?
Just look at you dull bores
Releasing your null roars
It was never a turn on
But I'm as hard as hell.
Track Name: Just Sleep (Your Shame Will Keep)
Be still
Be warm
Ignore the storm
Just close your eyes and soon you will be sleeping
Let
the day
Slip away
Just breathe deeply and soon you'll be asleep

Forget what your teenaged son did to your car.
Forget how at dinner you went way too far.

Just sleep
Just sleep
Your shame will keep
Just count to ten a few times then you'll sleep.

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