Friends, Lovers, Begrudgers

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released November 17, 2012

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Track Name: Snow Angels & Drink Monkeys
'Snow Angels and Drink Monkeys'

Intro: My friend chose to live up north.
Where the snow and an icy wind blows.
Takes an extreme to the excess,
He’s got a lot to give.

Ooh, ooh, Snow Angels in the street.
Ooh, ooh, Drink Monkeys out of their tree.

Well there’s one too many cats.
And still room for tattoos on his back.
An Ice Hockey game on the radio,
What he sees in it I’ll never know.
We could drop pancakes on the hot sidewalk.
Or early to bed at 10am.
Someone’ll lights another cigarette,
‘And begin’ again…

Ooh, ooh, Snow Angels in the street.
Ooh, ooh, Drink Monkeys out of their tree.

(solo)

For me you’ve flown halfway around the world.
Made me laugh till we start to cry.
The best Dad a child I know’s ever had,
And she knows that…

The early New York bus pulls in.
And Bloody Caesar rules again.
Got more of anything, but nothing at all.
No nothing at all.

Ooh, ooh, Snow Angels in the street.
Ooh, ooh, Drink Monkeys out of their tree.
Ooh, ooh, And Mr. Cat’s still fast asleep.
Ooh, ooh, Hey baby, don’t grow up to quick on me.



All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: All Coming Together, All Falling Apart
'All Coming Together, All Falling Apart'

Ch: All Coming Together, all falling apart,
All Coming Together, all falling apart,
All Coming Together, all falling apart,
All Coming Together, all falling apart,

V1: In your hands I returned to life
Into day, out of the night
Our shadows flow together
As we lean into the storm

Solo -

Ch: All Coming Together, all falling apart,
All Coming Together, all falling apart,
All Coming Together, all falling apart,
All Coming Together, all falling apart,


V2: Always keep me in your heart
Even when I’ve gone away
Look what you made me do
I fell in love with you


All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: Stop Breaking Your Own Heart
'Stop Breaking Your Own Heart'

V1: You’d cried off your make-up, when the dawn lit you face.
Stained your lonely pillow, lying there wide awake.

Ch: Now nothing else matters, and you’re back to the start.
Still you’ll go running back to him.
Stop breaking your own heart.

V2: You doubt your own feelings—don’t know your own mind.
Don’t even know what you want—just what you haven’t found.


Ch2: And nothing else matters, again you’re pulled apart.
Time to turn it around now.
And stop breaking your own heart.

Br: Through your whole life you’ve been drifting—not even in charge of it.
Used and discarded, then lied to and scarred inside.

Ch3 You gave your heart to him once, and he threw it aside.
Still you go running back to him
Breaking your own heart.

Ch4: Now you know what matters, no going back to the start.
There’s a silence in heaven.
Stop breaking your own heart.

Stop breaking your own heart. (x4)



All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: More Beer (chorus)
‘More Beer’

Intro: The only thing we really want (More beer, more beer),
The only thing we really need (More beer, more beer),
The only thing we really want
The only thing we really need
The only thing we really want (More beer, more beer).


All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: All Because You Love Her
‘All Because You Love Her’


V: You’d rearrange the whole world for her.
Still you remain the same.
Invent the lie that she’ll return to you.
Is that ever gonna change?

PCH: Read your heart and heed your heart.
There’s only now, turn off the noise.
You’re held back, feel deserted,
Still alone, always outside.

V: When you’re gone and won’t be coming back,
Then she’s free to curse your name.
Only so much room in an epitaph,
so many harsh words to be said.

PCH: Read your heart and heed your heart.
There’s only now, turn off the noise.
You’re held back, feel deserted,
Still alone, always outside.

CH: All because you love her (x4)

BR: At war with your own demons, still an angel bears you up.
Surrounded by your family—not one by blood at all.
So hoist the colors and maim the silence.
Do what you always do.
You sit waiting for the sleep to come
Cursing the vampire in your hand.

CH: All because you love her,
All because you love her,
All because you love her,
Yeah you love her–but you lost her.
Yeah you let her go.

All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: Happy Birthday (chorus)
‘Happy Birthday’ (chorus)

Happy Birthday (x4)
Happy birthday_______
Happy birthday to you


All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: The Love You Gave Away
‘The Love You Gave Away’

Ch: The love you gave away, did not go astray.
I’ve collected it in my heart and set it in the stars,
Yeah we make mistakes and our love is wasted.
Now here we are at last, you were always mine from the start.

V1 He dropped her in his lust for someone else
My good fortune was his worst mistake.
Why he couldn’t say ‘I love you’—I can’t say.
He was climbing up a ladder to the stars

Ch: The love you gave away, did not go astray.
I’ve collected it in my heart and set it in the stars,
Yeah we make mistakes and our love is wasted.
Now here we are at last, you were always mine from the start.

Br: That vacation when we didn’t have a dime.
Sticks in my mind as the best of times.
We’d lie in bed and listen to the rain outside
Or I’d tickle you, just to see you smile.


V2: We’d stay up all night talking fast changing minds.
Photo booth smiles and bleary eyes.
Running for a cab in the morning’s light.
After hanging with drink-monkeys into the night.

Ch(x2):The love you gave away, did not go astray.
I’ve collected it in my heart and set it in the stars,
Yeah we make mistakes and our love is wasted.
Now here we are at last, you were always mine from the start.

V3: Her winter mini-skirt and sunglasses at night
Breakfast birthday cake, blue drinks, pencaps
I never say I love you quite enough.
My rise and fall repeats still you lift me up.

It’s a brand new day, dance me away.


All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: When I Saw You, Then I Knew
'When I saw you then I knew'

And there’s a place, a hideaway.
Where only we go, that only we know.
And in that place…


Where we will have a house when we’re old
Hidden in forest? An island nobody knows?
We’ll close our eyes and listen to waves on the shore.
When I saw you then I knew.

My guardian angel—yes I know my devils too
Never forget now that I love you.
Your my best friend and the little Queen of my bones.
When I saw you then I knew.

We're all alone now – the world falls away.
Nothing surrounds us, but the stars overhead.
And we discover that we have always been here.
When I saw you then I knew.


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Track Name: My Darling Baby
'My Darling Baby'

V1: I didn’t know I was searching for you
until I found what I had been looking for.
A strayed angel, lawless, unraveling my necessary evil.
There you stood eating cake from a bag,
Shooting down all advances, yeah you’re so downtown.
Said he’s a preacher, a skilled facilitator,
of uncommon sense, thirsty for inspiration.

Ch: (So) come on, come let me tell you.
‘Cos I know someone who loves you.
My darling baby, release the demons.
Don’t hold anything back now.

V2: So where’d you come from you said heaven or hell?
After we’d slept in and thrown the phones in the back.
Living like kings, got my lemonade girl,
An ashtray plant in the corner 8 feet high.
A fridge full of pizza, lots of hangover sex
—stuff that never happened, things that you will forget.
To look at your picture, know your inner child.
You’re a thousand fold the worth of anyone.

Ch: So, come on, come let me tell you.
‘Cos I know someone who loves you.
My darling baby, release the demons.
Don’t hold anything back now.

Darling baby, darling baby.
Now I know, yeah I know.
Hear the joyous singing of the stars of heaven.

So, come on. Yeah come on.
My Darling baby, darling baby.
Come on. Come on.
My Darling baby, darling baby.

V3: Didn’t know I was searching for you
until I found what I had been looking for.



All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: You Are My Heart
'You Are My Heart'

V1: I came down the hill of heaven.
Stumbling, falling like a vagrant.
I’d already gone to hell, when I met you.
It’s a trying crossword puzzle - all the things I never tell you.
A cathedral of good feelings, I will reveal.

Pch: See, all we know is what we don’t know.
So I follow where my nose says to go,
And I choose you for every Valentine’s Day.
I won’t exist, only you make it so.

Ch: Ooh, ooh, you are my heart.
Ooh, ooh, you are my heart.

V2: She had eyes for another,
couldn’t see he wasn’t for her.
Almost had me second-guessing,
while she played hard to get.
But by my own thoughts I’d been poisoned
in my mind, I was still learning.
Uptown, downtown, running sideways.
No half-measures, or glass half-empty.

Ch: Ooh, ooh, you are my heart.
Ooh, ooh, you are my heart.
Ooh, ooh, you are my heart.
Ooh, ooh, you are my heart

So I sing this story of you,
sing for anyone who’ll listen,
A soppy love song I sing gladly,
about the one that I love madly.
Naked in the naked city,
we found cover in each other.
Yeah I blame love for what I’m feeling.
So I’ll stop talking and say something.



All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: Dead or Worse
‘Dead or Worse’

V1: Then you saved my life, or at least you saved me from myself.
I’d be dead or worse—I’d still be in that place or someone else.

CH1 Sleeping in all day, staying up all night.
Where ever trouble lurks, searching trouble out.
Regrets I’ve had a few, but then again too few.
When I was falling down you put me on my feet,
put me on my feet, put me on my feet.

V2: Do what you want to do, Do what you want to do. (x2)

CH2 Cracking open breakfast, and maybe even eggs.
Suffering ourselves ‘cos we think we’re someone else.
My guardian angel hides, now I am revealed.
And when I hit the ground you put me on my feet,
put me on my feet, put me on my feet.

V3: Time spent wasted time spent wasted.

CH3 Hiding from the sunshine, running in the rain.
Smoking in the cold, a burning in my head.
Yeah I was floating ‘round head up in the clouds,
Needed to come down and you put me on my feet.



All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: More Beer (song)
'More Beer'

Intro: The only thing we really want (More beer, more beer),
The only thing we really need (More beer, more beer),
The only thing we really want
The only thing we really need
The only thing we really want (More beer, more beer).

V1: 10 minutes now till closing time (More beer, more beer),
Better grab a case by 3:59 (More beer, more beer).
You’re looking forward to when you pass out,
4 days going now you did announce,
and if I see you with an empty hand (More beer, more beer).

BR: You’re waking up in the place that you last sat down.
Though you can’t see what’s written on your brow.
Well a Mr. Simms had a party when he wasn’t there.
So let’s go get in trouble all over again!

V2: Blinded by the morning sun (More beer, more beer),
Drink Monkeys, pencaps an’ begin (More beer, more beer),
In the same clothes you wore yesterday.
We’ll play the last song till we fall away.
Is it time now for another run?

V3: (solo)
Filthy Bunz is gonna do a streak
Sideways running along Taxi beach
Yeah there’s always one more for the step (More beer, more beer).



All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)
Track Name: Happy Birthday (song)
'Happy Birthday'

CH: Happy Birthday (x4)
Happy birthday_______
Happy birthday to you.

V1: To you with love, from those thinking of you.
Happy birthday, happy birthday
It’s been a year, know we hold you dearly
Happy birthday, happy birthday

CH: Happy Birthday (x4)
Happy birthday_______
Happy birthday to you.


All music & lyrics by John Connor (messyheads)