Wicked Man's Rest Album Lyrics by Passenger


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Wicked Man's Rest Lyrics
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Wicked Man's Rest

You can say I'm mad
You can say I'm crazy
But I'm only as bad
As the maker who made me

Sinner in the darkness
Liar in the church
Deaf man's silence
The blind man's search

Teardrop falling
Memory recalling
Ghost in your dreams
And your secret recordings

Mad man's matches
Lump in your throat
The pea under your mattress
The hole in your coat

Singer with the sound down
Winner on the come down
Poet in the overcoat
Looking for a suntan

On his birthday
Prisoner on his first day
Tired of the new wave

I rise to meet you
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I'm the beast in you, the beast in me

(Which way are we going?
The doors close in an hour)

You can say I'm mad
You can say I'm crazy
But I'm only as bad
As the maker who made me

Needle for the user
The pain in your chest
Beggar and the chooser
The wicked man's rest

Fear in the stuntman
Sneer in the playground
Bottle in the hand
Of a dirty old drunk man

Leaf falling
Autumn calling
Dark clouds forming

I rise to meet you
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I'm the beast in you, the beast in me

Bite my nails
Right down to the skin
Where one trust ends
And another lie begins

Patch over holes
In my weakened heart
Which angels hold
And devils pull apart

I'm the beast in you
The beast in me
The bitterness, the jealousy
The part of you that never sleeps

(Are you my angel?
Will we walk all night through solitary streets?)

And you hardly can imagine
What you never had before
And the reason that you're given
Still leaves you wanting more

I rise to meet you
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I'm the beast in you, the beast in me
The bitterness, the jealousy
The part of you that never sleeps

 

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Things You've Never Done

When you were younger
Blue eyed boy wonder
Never used to ponder
On what life may hide

Now that you're older
The nights are so much colder
Never even told her
How you feel inside

You were so proud
With your head up in the white clouds
She'd call you so loud
But you'd never know

Now that you're wiser
You'd never compromise her
Ever day you'd realise her
But this bird has flown

And you've blown out all your candles one by one
And you curse yourself for things you've never done

She would wait for you
Idolise, adore you
Love and reassure you
You couldn't let it be

You let it linger
Slip on through your fingers
So that September
She moved across the sea

How your face dropped
And how your heart stopped
Sitting at the bus stop
When they told you that she'd gone

So you run to the harbour
Need to tell her that you love her
As the boat disappears
You never felt so alone

'Cause you've blown out all your candles one by one
And you curse yourself for things you never done
Where were you when her hour of need had come?
Now you curse yourself for things you never done

Now your grandson blonde haired blue eyed handsome
Calls you up from London and sits and asks you why
So your answer don't be scared of failure
For the only failure is never to try

 

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Walk You Home

I see you nearly every day,
I see you but you don't see me.
Wish I had something clever to say and,
Wish I had something better I could be.

We touched hands by the coffee machine the other day,
I know you've forgotten already, but I'm going to take that moment to the grave.

'coz I just want to walk you home,
I just want to walk you home.

Oh Yeh.

I see you nearly every night,
I see you when you're down in your house.
In my night vision binoculars and,
I creep quiet as a mouse.

Well I get jeleous when I see you stroking his hair,
but it's ok I tell myself 'coz I know it's only an affair.
I know.

'coz I just want to walk you home,
I just want to walk you home.
Well I just need some time alone,
I just need some time alone.

I'm the boy who watches the phone,
I'm the boy who eats lunch on his own,
I'm the boy with the monotone,
I'm the boy, still lives at home.
I'm the boy with the ironed shirt,
I'm the boy who watches you work,
I know where you keep your skirts,
I know where your secrets hurt.
I'm the boy thats calling your house,
I'm the boy thats freaking you out,
With my thermos flask of tea,
Up there in your neighbours tree.
I'm the boy that's crossing borders,
I'm the boy with social disorders,
I'm the boy with restraining orders,
I'm the boy yeah.

'coz I just want to walk you home,
I just want to walk you home.
Well I know that it's no right decree,
But I just want to watch you sleep alone.
I say I just want to walk you home,
I just want to walk you home.

 

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Stray Dog

I had fallen down again, I had nowhere to go
You had bolted your doors and closed your windows
Still a crack in your wall that I could see through
Saw your house was empty and rode out to meet you

But the city was cold confusing and vast
And the light in my soul was fading fast
Slung towards the back streets
And the alleys where the drunks fight

Walked on past the factories in ever dying sunlight

I needed you
I needed you
I needed you
But you never came for me

Many years now have passed
She's not left my mind
And memories like photographs have faded in time
I walked past the cafes and the nightclubs
Walked past the beggars
And the ladies with their white gloves

I know it won't be long now
It's getting near the end
My ribs are poking through and my coat is getting thin

I needed you
I needed you
I needed you
But you never came for me

So I walked back to where I'd once called home
But the rooms were dark and bare and the garden overgrown
And the door was still locked and the windows still shut
And the wall was still cracked
Why did I come back?
And the answer so thin left me hollow within
'cause nothing had changed except the date and my age
And I still have this pain bloating my veins
Thumping in my aching brain

I needed you
I needed you
I needed you
But you never came for me

So I turned away from my madness
Thought I saw a light flicker by the door
I closed down both my eyelids and thought no more

 

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Do What You Like

It never felt, like it felt when I felt it
For the first time with you
And you know I wouldn't lie

Now I'm standing by the fountain
And I'm counting all the sunken coins
Maybe they know what it's like

To be a stain on your shirt
And a hole in your jeans
To be a speckle of dirt
On your dress so clean

Because I give you my all
But you give nothing to me
So go on, do what you like

You never meant what you said
But you said it 'cause you've had one or two
And I know that's what you're like

Now I'm standing by the wall, feeling small
As you're working the room
And I know that he's your type

With his tight fitted shirt
And his designer jeans
Well you treat me like dirt
I treat you like a queen
You have the time in the world
And not a second for me
So go on

You took me to the party
I don't know anybody
But I'll wait for you

Yeah you left me here alone
And you're not answering your phone
And still I'll wait for you

Because the taxi's just a fiver
But I'm your designated driver
And I'll wait for you

Because tonight could be the night
when you realize this is right
And so I'll wait for you

So no smoking, no drinking
Straight thinking 'cause
I'm driving you home
And I think your coat's upstairs

Now I'm standing on the landing
And I'm staring through an open door
I can't believe it's you in there

With an unbuttoned shirt
And your hands down his jeans
Well you treat me like dirt
But your hands stay clean
Because I give you my all
But you give nothing to me

So go on, do what you like
Do what you like to me

 

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Four Horses

Four horses pull a carriage through an empty street
And though the day is cold & still they are not
breathing They make no sound at all

As easily as water finds its way to ground
They bleed into the brick and are gone

And I have seen what I have seen as I fall
Like a whisper in the dome of St Paul
The drowning man's forgot what he's called
But he illuminates our town for us all

Walk up the narrow staircase from the balcony
And at the top go out and grip the golden railing
The view from up here really takes your breath away
You step out of of your skin and you're gone

So follow me down to the riverside, honey
We can pack our bags and take all our money
We can fly away, we can fly away

Take me down to the railway tracks
We can cross the bridge where the sun sets, baby
We can fly away, we can fly away

Take me down, take me down
Fly away, fly away

The day is cold and still and there's no reason
To make a sound at all
As easily as water finds its way to ground

And I have seen what I have seen as I fall
Like a whisper in the dome of St Paul
The drowning man's forgot what he's called
But he illuminates our town for us all

 

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Needle In The Dark

With progress comes problems
With wisdom comes age
With lessons come learning
And pleasure comes with pain

You can only have the sunshine after the rain

I took a walk
It got me thinking
Left foot, right foot
Smiling, blinking
Breathe out, breathe in
Somehow linking

My soul to my mind and my heart to my mouth
Lost and the found and the north to the south
And the corners to the circle in my mind

We may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that is lost
It's like trying to find a needle in the dark

My hands they are empty
But they are clean
I'm poor but I'm healthy
I'm halfway between
The gutter and the skyline

So I took a walk to the land's end
Thinking 'bout an ex-girlfriend that I had
And the pages that I've turned
And it seems to me
That we all love the chase
But once we're caught we feel encased
Behind bars of love and trust
Uprooted by drunken lust
By people, people just like us
People, people just like us

You may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that's been lost
It's like trying to find a needle in the dark

So I took a walk to the station
Lost in my imagination
Having private conversations with myself
And I'm just stumbling 'round
And I wait for the sound
Of this crumbling town to come tumbling down
People say I'm just bummin' around
But I've had both my ears to the ground

 

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For You

I turn my back on you
And as I try to, I hurt for you
I keep degrading you
And it's a feeling of healing

You are on your knees
I feel so pleased

How should I reply?
When all you say is why

I open up for you
And as I try to, I picture you
I keep degrading me
And it's a feeling of healing

 

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Walk In The Rain

I walked the steps of my father today
Worked till I froze and my face turned grey
And all of my fingers calloused and worn to the bone
And I felt like a child in a world full of men
Trying to capture that something again
Strong as an ox but slowly turning to stone

Walking away from this room dark and grey
Smoke hangs in clouds and the old echo plays

And the music is soft
And the voice it is hushed
And the boy he has loved
And the man he has lost

And I walk out in the rain
All over again

I felt the touch of my mother today
Gently pushing me forward again
Closing my eyes but still feeling the way
And I'm clutching at fingers through crumples & creases
I came to my senses it cut me to pieces
'Cause I needed more but I was pulling away

Walking alone with these legs made of stone
I'm almost dry and I'm almost home

Where the photographs smile
And I'm still someone's child
And my place it is set
So I'll stay for a while

Till I walk out in the rain
Like water would stain
And I'm born all over again

 

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Table For One

So I sit on this table for one
And pour me a drink that'll last
I'm not drunk I just miss being young
And I grew old too fast

My wife she breaks and she bends
My children they don't understand
I came here tonight in search of a friend
But I'm the invisible man

'Cause I've swallowed my tongue
And I've polished my gun
And I've sat on my secrets for years
With my stiff upper lip
My composure won't slip
And I've hidden each silent salty tear

I sit on this table for one
And I have been here before
It's a little less than I'd had in mind
But I wouldn't ask for more

And my mother she taught me to write
And my father he taught me his trade
And I wish that they could both be here tonight
To see what a mess I've made

'Cause I've swallowed my tongue
And I've polished my gun
And I've sat on my secrets for years
With my stiff upper lip
My composure won't slip
And I've hidden each silent salty tear

My sons and my daughters don't know me at all
I've dug in trenches and put up walls
I whisper I love you each night as they sleep
But no one hears me when I speak
On this table for one

So I sit on this table for one
I won't go till they tell me to leave
Why'd they teach me to follow my dreams
When dreams are all they can be?
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Writer: ROSENBERG, MICHAEL DAVID / PHILLIPS, ANDREW
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THIRD SIDE MUSIC INC.
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