Slow Burn

The Alarm
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

I always see you nearly two days in three
I have to look at you but you don’t see me
Half of that hallway feels like close to a mile
I make the journey down there once in a while

I can this rhythm just a tickin’ like a clock
It keeps us goin’ every tick, every tock
It don’t impress me when you turn on the charm
We’re all just waitin’ ‘til we hear that alarm

It’s all so ugly now, it’s all such a mess
We clean that surface and it’s been down to death
That clock keeps tickin’ and we burn up the hours
And I wait to see you stretched out, covered in flowers

Living out the days all covered in a veil, diggin’ up the dirt and hammerin’ the nails
Walkin’ with yer eyes closed, talkin’ with yer mouth shut
Tick tock, tick tock, when you gonna wake up?

We make our futures and we dream of our plans
We make believe that future’s still in our hands
But you don’t understand, you’re losin’ control
And I saw that comin’ maybe two years ago

It’s seven-thirty and that clock starts to beep
And I close those curtains while you’re still fast asleep

Know It All
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

Well, I think I learned a thing or two
About what is what and who is who
And who are you, and am I too, do you know what I knew?
Yeah I think you do

Are you ever starved for excitement?
‘Cause you know what’s gonna happen next
Have you ever been in a jam before?
Nobody takes your bets, ‘cause no-one expects

You really know it all
Are you keepin’ score in that head of yours?
You really know it all
With your ears and eyes always on the prize
You really know it all

Well over our grades now and let me see
There’s an A for maths and ancient history
And geography, we’ll that gets a B
Yes, everything’s getting very high indeed

I never met such a perfect example
I’ve never known such a brilliant mind
I think I’s gonna try a little bit hard now
They think you’re so behind but I think they’ll find

You really know it all
Are you keepin’ score in that head of yours?
You really know it all
With your ears and eyes always on the prize
You really know it all

Well, right or wrong, I couldn’t care less
Don’t wanna cause any stress, but is it no or yes?
And which button do I press, or do I have to guess?
How can I express that I’m really impressed?

84’s probably below average
110 I think that’s in between
Whoah, 150 that’s the higher end of the scale
They’ll never earn the beans, they don’t know what it means

To really know it all
Are you keepin’ score in that head of yours?
You really know it all
With your ears and eyes always on the prize
You really know it all
Look at you fly past to the top of the class
You really know it all

Warm At Night
Composed by Mikey Madden © Mushroom Music Publishing

I’ve been wanted for nothin’ since you said
It’s all in the past of your life
Times have changed and it seems only right
That you’d cast me aside to survive
Over my head goes that old set o’ lies
And new guys

Not so sure what I’m prayin’ for now
But I think it’ll help me along
Seeyin’ you so sad and alone
And questioning where you belong
Back in my arms or behind bars, you’ll see

That those lines you laid on me
Guys that replaced me
Won’t keep you warm at night
Mind the ditch that you sleep in, my hate’s for keepin’
And I don’t wanna give it to you
No I don’t wanna give it to you

In the mornin’ just try and approach me
I’ll put you back into your place
Take a minute to think what it might be
That’s makin’ this happen again
You and me and all things in between

Those lines you laid on me
Guys that replaced me
Won’t keep you warm at night
Mind the ditch that you sleep in, my hate’s for keepin’
And I don’t wanna give it to you
No I don’t wanna give it to you

Go Getter
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

Well, she’s talkin’ loud and she’s talkin’ mean
It don’t seem like there’s anything in between
‘Cause a woman of the world can’t be ignored
She’s gotta find the keys and unlock those doors

She’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter and she’s gonna go get
Gonna get everything that she ain’t got yet

If you wanna make a mark you gotta turn some heads
Yeah, she’s lookin’ so sharp in her brand new threads
There’s a golden horse and a penthouse flat
There’s a silver coin in her old man’s hat

It’s a mean old world, that’s the way it is
He’ll take your money if you don’t take his
You don’t wanna end up some poor man’s wife
You gonna run a corporation, that’s yer aim in life

She’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter and she’s gonna go get
Gonna get everything that you ain’t got

Well, she’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter
She’s a real go getter and she’s gonna go get
Gonna get everything that you ain’t got yet

Ravine
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

This ravine that I’m tryin’ to cross
Looks a lot like the one that I lost
But when you start to see my way
It feels like there are better days
Some velvet cloud has come my way

There’s a bridge swingin’ way outta reach
There’s a trick that it’s tryin’ to teach
But when I gauge you in my sites
With all your fireworks and light
The future could be very bright

I’m waitin’ for that sunny ‘noon
When you can take me to your room
I’ll get all tangled in your loom
Something compels me to go on
Across this bridge that seems so long
I’m just so hungry for your song

Hangin’ on to a rope that is frayed
There’s a heart that I’m wanting to trade
It never worked the way it should
I keep it safely in my hood
Just say to leave it and I would

See the light at the end of the line
With the heart that I’m tryin’ to find
And all this memory I’ve lost
Contentment comes at such a cost
But now I think I’ve come across

I’m waitin’ for that sunny ‘noon
When you can take me to your room
I’ll get all tangled in your loom
Something compels me to go on
Across this bridge that seems so long
I’m just so hungry for your song

Three Steps Ahead
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

Well, I find myself in a funny situation
When I try to talk to you
Goin’ back so far I can never quite remember
Everything I was to do
All the people I was s’posed to stay away from
And the names I should not say
Seem to raise their heads and they point in my direction
And I try to stay away

I could drive you where you wanna be
But I don’t know if you want to go with me
Before I speak I always count to three
I think about what’s being said
‘Cause you’re always three steps ahead… of me

Well I got your clothes and I took ‘em to the cleaners
‘Cause the bin was gettin’ full
And I filled that hole in the middle of the driveway
Yousure you’re comfortable?
Would you like some love or a special invitation
To a place you’ve never been?
There’s a train that leaves at a quarter past the hour
If I can find the steam

I could drive you where you wanna be
But I don’t know if you want to go with me
Before I speak I always count to three
I think about what’s being said
‘Cause you’re always three steps ahead

When the taxi came in the middle of the movie
It was time for you to go
And a song came on just before the intermission
As I sat there in the row
And the time stood still as I listened to the lyrics
That were ringin’ in my ears
It was days before anybody ever noticed
We’ve been here for seven years

I could drive you where you wanna be
But I don’t know if you want to go with me
Before I speak I always count to three
I think about what’s being said
‘Cause you’re always three steps ahead… of me
Of me

Slow Burn
Composed by Mikey Madden © Mushroom Music Publishing

Through your window, seems the daylight
The mornin’ knows where you been all night

Once you been knocked down, you keep a straight face
And get around at a different race

On your own
Take your time
On slow burn
Take all mine

Out on the corner, cough out your sad song
Like a foreigner, lost at home

It’s still daylight, and miles ‘til nightfall
But you fell alright cursin’ it all

Own your own
It all sounds fine
On slow burn
You can try

Wake up the old man, shake yesterday’s hand
Those empty sentiments are in the can

Own your own
It could be true
On slow burn
You’re frozen through

Own your own
Get away
On slow burn
From another day

On your own
Take your time
On slow burn
Take all mine

No One Must Say Anything
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

There’s, there’s a shadow movin’ cross your face
And it runnin’ to some other place in time
It’s leavin’ you behind
If, if you wanna see another day
Better listen for a voice you recognise
Watch out for the spies

No-one must say anything
We all know that it’s all true
No-one must say anything
Least of all not to you
No-one must say anything
And you make out you knew

There’s, there’s a devil hangin’ on your back
And it’s drinkin’ all the blood out of your veins
Suckin’ on the stains
Cold, cold and shakin’ and your lips are blue
There’s a shadow of the branch against the sky
It’s wavin’ you goodbye
No-one must say anything
We all know that it’s all true
No-one must say anything
Least of all not to you
No-one must say anything
And you make out knew

We keep pretendin’ that we just don’t see
See you slippin’ from the rail you’re hangin’ to
Slowly getting through

No-one must say anything
We all know that it’s all true
No-one must say anything
Least of all not to you
No-one must say anything
And you make out you knew
And you make out you knew
And you make out you knew

So Happy Now
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

You say he’s young at heart
I say he’s older than you think
He finds something he wants
And then it’s gone before you blink
Beneath that cutesy smile
And all those compliments he gives
There’s trouble waitin’ there
It’s gonna hit you where you live

He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
You look so stupid… now

He built his paradise
He built it high enough to see
Where you were comin’ from
He knows exactly where you been
I shouldn’t talk like this
But it’s no secret, I don’t care
I’ll say just what I want
It doesn’t matter if he’s there

He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
You look so stupid… now

I bet you’re movin’ in
You’ve got his picture in your purse
They laugh behind your back
Is it for better or for worse
He says the sweetest things
You know he says them all the time
He looks ridiculous
And you look so stupid it’s a crime.

You’re not the only one
And I know he’s done it all before
He says he’s happy now
I remember when you wanted more
There’s something sinister
Ah baby there’s something strange about it all
And I’ll be sittin’ here
I’ll watch those cards begin to fall

He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
You look so stupid… now

He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
He looks so happy now (so happy now)
You look so stupid… now

See Me ‘Round
Composed by Chris Altmann © Mushroom Music Publishing

See ya found yourself a darkened corner
By that old man with a car
Yes, I believe that the one you want is still the
One who rips you off
You find the picture hidden in your jacket
From a twenty cent machine

Keep on pretendin’ like it’s gettin’ better
Ah, save all the bad shit for the unsent letter
She said she’s sad ‘cause she lost a friend
It’ll be a while ‘til you see me ‘round again
‘Til you seen me ‘round again

Here’s a box full of empty bottles
And a bucket full of dirt
Here’s a spoon and some knitting needles
I could never get to work
She said she’s headin’ in a new direction
That I just would not understand

Keep on pretendin’ like it’s gettin’ better
Ah, save all the bad shit for the unsent letter
She said she’s sad ‘cause she lost a friend
It’ll be a while ‘til you see me ‘round again
‘Til you seen me ‘round again

Didn’t think it would have made any difference
If he hadn’t muscled in
He was my friend with his thin-lipped language
Like a shark without a fin
You might think that I am green with envy
But this whole thing just makes me sick

Keep on pretendin’ like it’s gettin’ better
I said, save all the bad shit for the unsent letter
She said she’s said ‘cause she lost a friend
It’ll be a while ‘til you see me ‘round again
‘Til you seen me ‘round again