Forgive Me

Oh my son look at what I’ve done
But I am learning still
Learning still
Know that I am learning still
And oh my wife you are my life
And I am burning still
Burning still
Know that I am burning for you still

And all, all, all of my light is for you
And home, home’s anywhere you are too
So take this one fallen man on his knees
Saying please forgive me

Oh my God how you make it hard
Not to pick the apple
Pick the apple
And Lord I long to give it back.

And I was on shakey land
Lost and unsure I opened my hand
And she held it like sinking sand

But all, all, all of my light is for you
And home, home’s anywhere you are too
So take this one fallen man on his knees
Saying please

All, all, all of my light is for you
And home, home’s anywhere you are too
So take this one fallen man on his knees
Saying please forgive me
Forgive me
Forgive me

© Missy Higgins 2007.

Going North

I wanna dance the tango with chance
I wanna ride on the wire
Cos nothing gets done with dust in your gun
And nobody respects a liar
So goodbye for a while I’m off to explore
Every boundary and every door
Yeah I’m going north

I wanna know where children would go
If they never learnt to be cool
Cos nothing’s achieved when pushed up a sleeve
Till nobody thinks you’re a fool
So goodbye for a while I’m out to learn more
About who I really was before
Yeah I’m going north

Up where the hunted hide with ease
Under the arms of eye-less trees
Up where the answers fall like leaves
Oh and your love is all I need
Yeah I’m going north

© Missy Higgins 2007.

Peachy

It’s not my fault
It can’t be my fault
That you speak to me the way you do
Now I’m split in two
I’m half me and half you
But I hate us both, don’t you?

No of course you don’t of course you don’t
You say life is peachy without me
Of course you don’t of course you don’t
You say life is peachy without me

It’s not your fault
It’s can’t be your fault
That I let you crawl inside my head
Cos you know my places
And you know that face
But I hate this taste, don’t you?

No of course you don’t of course you don’t
You say life is peachy without me
Of course you don’t of course you don’t
You say life is peachy without me
Un-grip me
Un-learn me
Un-grip me

It’s no-ones fault
It’s nobody’s fault
That I fell on you and you on me
That’s what humans do
Then they pass on through
But I think we can’t, don’t you?

No of course you don’t of course you don’t
You say life is peachy without me
Of course you don’t of course you don’t
You say life is peachy without me

© Missy Higgins 2007.

Angela

Clear the way she’s coming through
With her eye-shadow of satin blue
And her fingernails all painted blue
She’s a danger you’re addicted to

Angela, Angela you’re a danger he’s addicted to

So move aside she has arrived
With her baby neck and sleepy eyes
She has heels that walk all over you
She’s a danger you’re addicted to

Angela, Angela you’re a danger he’s addicted to
Oh Angela, Angela you’re a danger he’s addicted to

And I try to be more like you
Speak louder and prouder and hide my love but it spills out

Angela, Angela you’re a danger he’s addicted to
Oh Angela, Angela you’re a danger he’s addicted to
So I’ll try to be more, more like you

© Missy Higgins 2007.

The Wrong Girl

So the floodgates open but nothing comes out
I’m feeling no relief in my head, just doubt
But my heart keeps telling me “Hold your ground
You’ll never learn a thing if you bail out now”

And I’m lonely again tonight
I can feel it like a knot in my side
They keep saying this is part of the ride
But I’m not getting stronger

Yet hold me against the light
And do you see any bullet inside?
Wouldn’t find one if you magnified
Because you’ve got the wrong girl

Had my fingers around the back of your chair
You’d never miss a thing but you missed me there
And I just kept thinking “Am I prepared
To pull it out from under your trusting stare?”

Now the house is quiet as a hollow head
And I’m walking round bumping into things you said
This has not been as easy as I thought it would
I’d be cooling down the fire if I thought I could

And I’m lonely again tonight
I can feel it like a knot in my side
They keep saying this is part of the ride
But I’m not getting stronger

Yet hold me against the light
And do you see any bullet inside?
Wouldn’t find one if you magnified
Because you’ve got the wrong girl

© Missy Higgins 2007.

Warm Whispers

Your warm whispers
Out of the dark they carry my heart
Your warm whispers
Into the dawn they carry me through
And I’m weeping warm honey and milk
That you stay surrounding me, surrounding me

Your warm whispers
Letting me drown in a pool of you
Your warm whispers
Keeping the noise from breaking through
And I’m weeping warm honey and milk
That you stay surrounding me, surrounding me
Yeah I’m weeping warm honey and milk that you
Stay surrounding me, surrounding me
Honey stay surrounding me

© Missy Higgins 2007.

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