Set Me On Fire

I got a lot to say I just don’t know how to say it / I know all the rules I just can’t seem
to play it / You can tick the boxes / follow the equations but the knife won’t budge until
you learn patience / I got notes to sing I just can’t reach the words / they’re out on a
ledge in the dark with the birds / but I’m trying to find them inside of you / Take my
brain and break it in two / Melody you’re the only one who saves me / Out of the cold
you take me (set me on fire) / You save me (set me on fire) / Melody, all I want is to
remember / what came before this winter (set me on fire) / Save me, set me on fire / I
got a rock between my heart and my mouth / I know how it got there but I can’t pull it
out and the bones that once moved my fingers over keys / are protesting in a fist on my
knees / Gotta find a way to unzip my skin cos this is a stranger’s I’m living in / Melody,
you’re the only one who saves me / Out of the cold you take me (set me on fire) / You
save me (set me on fire) / Melody, all I want is to remember / what came before this
winter (set me on fire) / Save me, set me on fire / What came before the winter? / Set
me on fire / Melody, you’re the only one who saves me / Out of the cold you take me
and set me on fire / You set me on fire / Melody, all I want is to remember / what came
before this winter (set me on fire) / Save me, set me on fire / Melody, you’re the only
one who saves me / You set me on fire…

Written by Missy Higgins, Butterfly Boucher & Dan Wilson © 2012

Hello Hello

I would have gone / with you that night / if you’d have asked me / and I wouldn’t
have left your side / but you marched / into the rain / stubborn as a child / while
right here I stayed / Hello hello, is anybody there? / This disappearing act is
getting harder to bare / Hello hello? / Oh when you gonna see / you have to take
me with you if you don’t wanna lose me / You know I’d fight/ dagger in hand /
beside you if only / I knew what you’re battling / but you crawl / out of the
dark / into my sunshine / and I don’t dare ask / Hello hello, is anybody there? /
This disappearing act is getting harder to bare / Hello hello? / Oh when you
gonna see / you have to take me with you if you don’t wanna lose me / Cos I
wanna follow / Just let me follow / I promise I don’t scare, don’t scare easy /
Ain’t much I haven’t seen… / Hello hello, is anybody there? / This disappearing
act is getting harder to bare / Hello hello? / Oh when you gonna see / you have to
take me with you if you don’t wanna lose me…

Written by Missy Higgins & Kevin Griffin © 2012

Unashamed Desire

Empty all my pockets and take what you like / Empty all my pockets if you like /
I’ve got nothing to hide / Empty all my pockets and take what you like / Empty
all my pockets if you like / I’ve got nothing to hide / My unashamed desire / is an
open fire / Unashamed desire / Open up my chest and take what you like / Open
up my chest if you like / I’ve got nothing to hide / Cut open my heart and turn
on the light / Cut open my heartache if you like / I’ve got nothing to hide / My
unashamed desire / is an open fire / Unashamed desire / And I’m not afraid to
love / Not afraid to love / Unashamed desire / We get one sweet moment in the
arms of youth / I don’t wanna waste time holding down the truth / I’ve got
everything to win and only pain to lose / This is my / Unashamed desire/
Unashamed desire / Unashamed desire / Unashamed desire / And I’m not afraid
to love / Not afraid to love / Unashamed desire…

Written by Missy Higgins & Butterfly Boucher © 2012

Everyone’s Waiting

I know all the lines to say / the part I’m expected to play / but in the reflection I
am worlds away / as I put my costume on / eyelashes one by one / been doing this
so long I can tie the knot / behind my back / And everyone’s waiting / but it’s
getting harder to hear what my heart is saying / cos everyone’s waiting / Just
swallow and breathe, she says / Remember this ain’t for you it’s for them / And
all of those painful lessons you’ve had to learn / you gotta use them now or
never / Cos everyone’s waiting / but it’s getting harder to hear / what my heart
keeps saying / Turn it off, I wanna turn it all off / When everyone’s waiting / it
makes it harder to hear what my heart keeps saying / Turn it off, I wanna turn it
all off / but everyone’s waiting / I hear that answers appear when you just stand
still / but make it all, how do you make it all stop / when everyone’s waiting?
Written by Missy Higgins & Dan Wilson © 2012

All In My Head

I woke / to the sound / of a single note / ringing out / and I thought / thought you
had left me / I thought you’d disappeared / It was sadder than any song / that I’d
ever heard / But now I know it was all in my head / all in my head / All this time
it was all in my head / all in my head / I walked / every street / Searched every
lonely bar where you might be / I thought / I’d never find you / I thought all was
lost / It was sadder than any song / that I’d ever heard / But now I know it was
all in my head /all in my head / All this time it was all in my head / All in my
head / I finally found you / Deep in my heart you’d been hiding out / I didn’t
know the dark night of my soul had been blacking you out / It was all in my
head / all in my head / All this time / it was all in my head / all in my head / All
this time / it was all in my head / all in my head…
Written by Missy Higgins & Butterfly Boucher © 2012

Temporary Love

You’re doing something / Something to my heart / Some kind of motion / that’s
pulling it apart / Cos I live on the other side / of the sea / This is temporary,
temporary love / Only temporary, temporary love / But something’s moving / in
places I’d forgotten / The knives you’re throwing / keep hitting the right spot / I
keep on trying to tell my, trying to tell myself / This is temporary, temporary
love / Only temporary, temporary love / This is temporary / Gotta keep
reminding myself that / This is temporary love (let the love in, let the love in) /
Yeah this is one sweet moment / but it ain’t going to last / You’re doing
something / underneath my skin / I never meant to / let you so far in / I keep on
trying to tell myself / This is temporary, temporary love / Only temporary,
temporary love / This is temporary, temporary love / Only temporary,
temporary love / Gotta keep reminding myself that / this is one sweet moment /
but it ain’t going to last…
Written by Missy Higgins © 2012

Watering Hole

Watering hole in my head / Watering hole in my head / Watering hole, the hole
in my head / I stretched and I scratched and I pulled at that hole / that watering
hole in my head / in my head / in my head / But every night one by one / all of
the beasts I once ran from / crawl out of the darkness and into my bed / These
vultures of light they must be fed / in my head / in my head / in my head / in my
head / Watering hole in my head / all that I pray is one night’s rest / but those
creatures arrive with a thirst they want quenched / and as hard as I fight / they
still get in / to my head / to that watering hole / in my head…
Lyrics by Missy Higgins & Amiel Courtin-Wilson. Music by Missy Higgins. © 2012

Tricks

I’m done with poetry / I’m done with prose / I’m done with dressing up these
words in delicate clothes / I’m done with dancing on this here box / like a
begging dog / I’m done with smoke screens / and fancy veils / I’m done with all
this petty decorating of myself / I’m hanging up these / whistles and bells / ‘cos I
can tell / that none of my tricks work on you / no matter what I do / you seem to
see straight through / Why don’t they work on you? / I’m done with high heals /
ribbons and bows / I’m done with pulling up my skirt so that you rethink saying
no / I’ve got no cards left up my sleeve / I’ve tried everything to please / But
none of my tricks work on you / no matter what I do / you seem to see straight
through / Why don’t they work on you? / Guess you should want me the way I
am / Truth is I want to be more than that / So I’m gonna find me someone to
believe / only the versions I show them of me / Yeah I’m gonna find me someone
I can / hold in the palm of my hand / Cos none of my tricks work on you / no
matter what I do / you seem to see straight through / Why don’t they work on
you? / Why don’t my tricks work / why don’t my tricks work / why don’t my
tricks work on you baby? / Why don’t my trick work, why don’t all my tricks
work / Why don’t my tricks work on you? / Cos you’re the only one I wanna
fool…

Written by Missy Higgins & Katie Herzig © 2012

If I’m Honest

Darling if I’m honest / you’ve been on my mind / on my mind all day / And lately
if I’m honest / I can’t bring myself to think no other way / I’ve been finding all
kinds of reckless ways to forget your face / like going out on the town spreading
around all that love I’d kept for you / But no-one touches me like you used to /
It’s a shame but it’s true / Nobody loves me the way that you used to / Darling
I’ve been moving through seas of faces hoping to meet your stare / And dancing
towards any stranger with your crazy eyes or wayward golden hair / I’ve been
finding all kinds of useless ways just to push it all down / like spinning around,
spinning around till I’ve fallen to the ground / But no-one touches me like you
used to / It’s a shame but it’s true / Nobody loves me the way that you used to / I
painted over all the cracks / but now the paint is peeling back / It’s a shame but
it’s true (nobody loves me) / When the flame turned blue (nobody loves me) / It
burnt a hole right through / now nobody loves me the way that, that way that
you used to…
Written by Missy Higgins © 2012

Cooling Of The Embers

You put your hand on top of mine / you’re talking fast but talking blind / and I can’t
bring myself to meet your eyes / ‘cos death is slowly covering you / in galaxies of black
and blue / and under your skin all his colours bloom / And you’re only half here / like
someone left a frail body and took the rest / But I remember when you were strong /
Never wanted help from no-one / What you’ve become is not who I remember / Is this
the cooling of the embers? / She’s off again through summers past / the smell of rain
and freshly cut grass / Seems those ordinary days are the ones that last / Cos he was
there, the one you loved / the one you never did let go of / and there’s something you
know as you’re looking up / Cos you’re only half here / Like someone left a frail body
and stole the rest / But I remember when you were strong / Never wanted help from
no-one / What you’ve become is not who I remember / Is this the cooling of the
embers? / Is this the cooling of the embers? / Cos you are not who I remember / It’s
like you are a child, you are a child , you are a child once more / and all of our
yesterday’s have gone / You put your hand on top of mine / You’re talking fast but
talking blind / and I can’t bring myself to meet your eyes…
Written by Missy Higgins © 2012

Hidden Ones

She’s holding a torch in her hand / pointing towards heaven / and on the streets
below her people living out of trash cans / are trying to believe she’s got a plan /
We dug a hole under the sea / but nobody knows how to stop the bleed / There’s
999 channels on my TV / and I still have no idea what to believe / But there is a
choice / Follow the leader or use your voice / Cos this’ll just keep up until we
make a loud noise / and the hidden ones speak up / Over the water to the east /
two million in a square refuse to sleep / ‘till every pleading voice is heard and all
the world has seen their revolution pull a king down to his knees / Cos they
made a choice / not to follow their leader but use one voice / Shows ordinary
people can make a really loud noise / when the hidden ones speak up / Oh the
hidden ones / Oh the hidden ones / He started drinking too young / Tucked in his
jeans now is a gun / And the stories of his ancestors / they will never be sung /
for he’s going where they do not see the sun / Ah but look! There’s a circus in
town! / Watch as the lion eats the clown! / Tell me who is out there leading on the
ground? / Who will catch the boy before he drowns / if they’re busy putting
shows on for the crowd? / Oh there is a choice / You can follow the leader or use
your voice / Cos this’ll just keep up until we make a loud noise / and the hidden
ones speak up…

Written by Missy Higgins © 2012

Sweet Arms Of A Tune

He told her when she played / wings sprouted from her shoulder blades / and
every bone inside her seemed to change / So on her fingers moved / over notes
she hoped would soothe / his jagged soul and caress every groove / Oh and how
she longed to say / that she’d missed his troubled ways / oh and if she could
she’d do it all again / But sometimes every word has been used and there’s
nothing left to do / but hold the one you cant have in the sweet arms of a tune /
A year ago today / New York City seemed to fall away / to leave only the bed in
which they laid / But an island is just that / oh and when the world came
flooding back / all the pillars underneath them began to crack / Now he’s sitting
on her floor / she’s playing all the minor chords / wishing so damn hard that
he’d kiss her like before / But sometimes every word has been used and there’s
nothing left to do / but hold the one you can’t have in the sweet arms of a tune /
Yeah hold the one you can’t love in the sweet arms of a tune / Cos sometimes
every inch of you is bruised and there’s nothing left to prove / So just hold the
one you can’t love in the sweet arms of a tune / Yeah hold the one you can’t love
in the sweet arms of a tune…

Written by Missy Higgins © 2012

They Weren’t There

You breathed infinity into my world and time was lost up in a cloud and in a whirl. We dug a hole in the cool grey earth and lay there for the night. Then you said, “wait for me we’ll fly the wind, we’ll grow old and you’ll be stronger without him” but oh, now my world is at your feet. I was lost and I was found, but I was alive and now I’ve drowned.
So now I will be waiting for the world to hear my song so they can tell me I was wrong…

But they weren’t there beneath your stare, and they weren’t stripped ‘till they were bare of any bindings from the world outside that room. And they weren’t taken by the hand and led through fields of naked land where any pre-conceived ideas were blown away… so I couldn’t say “no”.

You sighed and I was lost in you, weeks could’ve past for all I knew. You were there blanket of the over-world and so I couldn’t say, I wouldn’t say “no”. But they all said, “you’re too young to even know, just don’t let it grow and you’ll be stronger without him” but oh, now, my world is at your feet. I was lost and I was found, but I was alive and now I’ve drowned.
So now I will be waiting for the world to hear my song so they can tell me I was wrong…

But they weren’t there beneath your stare, and they weren’t stripped ‘till they were bare of any bindings from the world outside that room. And they weren’t taken by the hand and led through fields of naked land where any pre-conceived ideas were blown away…

But they weren’t there beneath your stare, and they weren’t stripped ‘till they were bare of any bindings from the world outside that room. And they weren’t taken by the hand and led through fields of naked land where any pre-conceived ideas were blown away… so I couldn’t say “no”.

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Control.

The Sound of white

Like a freeze-dried rose, you will never be, what you were, what you were to me in memory.
But if I listen to the dark, you’ll embrace me like a star, envelope me, envelope me…
If things get real for me down here, promise to take me to before you went away – if only for a day.
If things get real for me down here, promise to take me back to the tune we played before you went away.

And if I listen to, the sound of white, sometimes I hear your smile, and breath your light.
Yeah if I listen to, the sound of white ..
You’re my mystery. One mystery. My mystery. One mystery.

My silence solidifies, until that hollow void erases you, erases you so I can’t feel at all. But if I never fell again, at least that nothingness will end the painful dream, of you and me…
If things get real for me down here, promise to take me to before you went away, if only for a day.
If things get real for me down here, promise to take me back to the tune we played before you went away.

And if I listen to, the sound of white sometimes I hear your smile, and breath your light.
Yeah if I listen to, the sound of white sometimes I hear your smile, and breath your light.
And if I listen to, the sound of white.

I knelt before some strangers face,
I’d never have the courage or belief to trust this place,
But I dropped my head, ‘cos it felt like lead,
And I’m sure I felt your fingers through my hair…

And if I listen to, the sound of white sometimes I hear your smile, and breathe your light.
Yeah if I listen to, the sound of white.
The sound of white,
The sound of white,
The sound of white.

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Control.

This Is How It Goes

Suddenly I can’t stay in this room. You’ll never sway, and I have nothing left that I can think of to say.
What do you want me to think of my thought? Bear it in mind, if I cannot believe in me who will I then be?

And so I’ll run but not too far, incase you chase me, oh…
But this is how it goes, baby.
I’ll get angry at your words and I’ll go home
And you won’t call after me ‘cos I’ll be back before you know, you know…

So give me a tooth full of that smile, and know-it-all eyes you show me just to prove that you don’t need to lose it.
You tell me I’m your fortress of desire but is it a crime for me to say my own view and want then not to fear you?

And so I’ll run but not too far, incase you chase me…
But this is how it goes, baby, I’ll get angry at your words and I’ll go home then you won’t call after me ‘cos I’ll be back before you know, you know, yeah I’ll be back before you know…

La di da di da………..
And so I’ll run but not too far…

‘Cos this is how it goes, baby, I’ll get angry at your words and I’ll go home, then you won’t call after me,
‘cos I’ll be back before you know, you know…

yeah, I’ll be back before you know…
and so I’ll run but not too far…

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Control.

The Special Two

I’ve hardly been outside my room in days,
’cause I don’t feel that I deserve the sunshine’s rays.
The darkness helped until the whiskey wore away,
and it was then I realized the conscience never fades.
When you’re young you have this image of your life:
that you’ll be scrupulous and one day even make a wife.
And you make boundaries you’d never dream to cross,
and if you happen to you wake completely lost.
But I will fight for you, be sure that
I will fight until we’re the special two once again.

And we will only need each other, we’ll bleed together,
our hands will not be taught to hold another’s,
’cause we’re the special two.
And we could only see each other, we’ll breathe together,
these arms will not be taught to need another’s,
’cause we’re the special two.

I remember someone old once said to me:
“that lies will lock you up with truth the only key.”
But I was comfortable and warm inside my shell,
and couldn’t see this place could soon become my hell.
So is it better to tell and hurt or lie to save their face?
Well I guess the answer is don’t do it in the first place.
I know I’m not deserving of your trust from you right now,
but if by chance you change your mind you know I will not
let you down ’cause we were the special two, and will be again.

And we will only need each other, we’ll bleed together,
our hands will not be taught to hold another’s,
’cause we’re the special two.
And we could only see each other, we’ll breathe together,
these arms will not be taught to need another’s,
’cause we’re the special two.

I step outside my mind’s eye’s for a minute.
And I look over me like a doctor looking for disease,
or something that could ease the pain.
But nothing cures the hurt you bring on by yourself,
just remembering, just remembering how we were…

When we would only need each other, we’d bleed together,
these hands would not be taught to hold another’s,
we we’re the special two.
And we could only see each other, we’d bleed together,
these arms will not be taught to need another’s,
’cause we’re the special two.

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Control.

The River

She ran until her face was numb with cold and wore a cotton gown that blazed the night untold. She ran until her feet refused to hold so heavy a heart for someone merely ten years old. And when she reached the river her knees began to shiver, her head with pounding voices from home. Behind her was a vision, a painful apparition of a darker world that no-one should know.

Somebody’s bed will never be warm again, the river will keep this friend.
Yeah somebody’s bed will never be warm again, no never again.

She dived beneath the water’s icy skin, hoping the cold would kill the smell of angry gin, and her eyes grew wider than they’d ever been just wishing the numbness to cut deeper with its pins. And as her body lay there she decided to stay there till darkness came to pull her away. And beautifully she sank as up river was the bank where some bodiless troubles would stay.

Somebody’s bed will never be warm again, the river will keep this friend.
Yeah somebody’s bed will never be warm again, no never again.

Somebody’s bed will never be warm again, the river will keep this friend.
Yeah somebody’s bed will never be warm again, no never again.

Lyrics by Missy Higgins. Music by Missy Higgins and Clif Magness
Published by Control / Blue Iron Gate Music Inc / EMI April Music Inc.

Katie

Katie was a little girl who said “I’ll find a way”. Katie was a little girl who said “it’ll be ok”. Till one day she found a little bit of something she used to drown. She said “I’m alive and I am free, but you see I have control over me.”

But will you draw the line?
Turn a blind eye to all the faces that you know?
And she said, “go”.

Katie was a little girl who never found the way. Katie was a little girl who never was ok. Cause one day she found a little bit of something she used to drown. She said “I’m alive and I am free, but you see I have control over me.”

But will you draw the line?
Turn a blind eye to all the faces that you know?
And she said, “go”.

She said “I’m alive and I am free, but you see I have control over me”…

But will you draw the line?
Turn a blind eye to all the faces that you know?
And she said, “go”.

And she said… “go”.

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Control.

Any Day Now

How long, how long, how long will we take to come undone? If you know the answer tell me now and I’ll write up a calendar for our count down. ‘Cos what if what we see is all, is all we’ve got?

Say you’ve kept some fire aside to set light to me some surprising night. And say you’ve locked some fire away to set light to me some surprising day. To me some surprising day, any day now…

How come, how come, how come I’m now on a road holding out my thumb? If you know my destination please buy me the fastest car and throw me the keys. ‘Cos what if what we see is all, is all we’ve got?

Say you’ve kept some fire aside to set light to me some surprising night. And say you’ve locked some fire away to set light to me some surprising day.

‘Cos finger by finger we’re losing grasp and I’m questioning the reason why nothing beautiful does last…

Say you’ve kept some fire aside to set light to me some surprising night. And say you’ve locked some fire away to set light to me some surprising day, to me some surprising day… any day now.

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Control.

Casualty

Give me my dream and give me a scene
where you have a past of which you are clean.
Oh, give me a lie.
Tell me you fell ‘cos of my grace and not to help you erase her face.
And oh, make it your best lie.
‘Cos I’m holding up a crystal glass dove in my hands and if it does
fall, if you do fall, it’s my fault

So I don’t wanna be with one more casualty
‘Cos all you’re gonna give me is pain
And I’m not gonna be with one more casualty
‘Cos all you see’s a human bandage

Tell me I’d find you’re happy inside and if I end this you’ll be fine,
Oh, tell me a lie.

Just look at me and say honestly that I’m all you want, not what you need.
And oh, make it your best lie, love,
‘Cos I’m holding up a crystal glass dove in my hands
And if it does fall, if it does fall it’s my fault.

So I don’t wanna be with one more casualty,
‘Cos all you’re givin’ me is pain
And I’m not gonna be with one more casualty
‘Cos all you see’s a human bandage

And I’ve been playing games
And now I’ve change my ways
The character I always played
Helped me to forget my name
But now I know,
So get out of my way!

‘Cos I’m not gonna be with one more casualty
It’s been too long since I looked after me …
I’m not gonna be with one more casualty,
‘Cos all you’re givin’ me is pain
And I’m not gonna be with one more casualty
‘Cos all you see’s a human bandage
I’m not gonna be with one more casualty,
‘Cos all you’re givin’ me is pain
And I’m not gonna be with one more casualty
‘Cos all you seem to give me is your pain
I’m not gonna be, no …

Lyrics by Missy Higgins. Music by Missy Higgins and Kevin Griffin.
Published by Control / Tentative Music Inc. (Admin. by Warner Chappell)

Nightminds

Just lay it all down. Put your face into my neck and let it fall out.
I know
I know
I know.
I knew before you got home.
This world you’re in now, it doesn’t have to be alone, I’ll get there somehow, ‘cos
I know I know I know
when, even springtime feels cold.

But I will learn to breathe this ugliness you see,
so we can both be there and we can both share the dark.
And in our honesty, together we will rise,
out of our nightminds, and into the light
at the end of the fight…

You were blessed by a different kind of inner view: it’s all magnified. The highs would make you fly, but the lows make you want to die.
And I was once there, hanging from that very ledge where you are standing.
So I know
I know
I know,
it’s easier to let go.

But I will learn to breathe this ugliness you see, so we can both be there and we can both share the dark. And in our honesty, together we will rise out of our nightminds and into the light at the end of the fight.

…and in our honesty, together we will rise out of our nightminds and into the light… at the end of the fight…

Written by Missy Higgins. Published by Control.

Ten Days

So we’ve put an end to it this time. I’m no longer yours and you’re no longer mine. You said this hill looks far too steep if I’m not even sure it’s me you wanna keep.
And it’s been ten days without you in my reach, and the only time I’ve touched you is in my sleep.

But time has changed nothing at all- you’re still the only one that feels like home. I’ve tried cutting the ropes and I let you go but you’re still the only one that feels like home.

You won’t talk me into it next time, if I’m going away your hearts coming too. ‘Cos I miss your hands I miss your face. When I get back let’s disappear without a trace.

‘Cos it’s been ten days without you in my reach, and the only time I’ve touched you is in my sleep.

But time has changed nothing at all- you’re still the only one that feels like home. I’ve tried cutting the ropes, tried letting go but you’re still the only one that feels like home.

So tell me, did you really think… oh tell me, did you really think I had gone when you couldn’t see me anymore? When you couldn’t…

‘Cos baby time has changed nothing at all- you’re still the only one that feels like home. And I’ve tried cutting the ropes, I let you go but you’re still the only one that feels like home, yeah, you’re still the only one that feels like home, you’re still the only one I’ve gotta love. Oh yeah…

Lyrics by Missy Higgins. Music by Missy Higgins and James Major Clifford
Published by Control / Spankin Scared/EMI April Music

Scar

He left a card, a bar of soap and a scrubbing brush next to a note
That said “use these down to your bones”
And before I knew I had shiny skin and it felt easy being clean like him
I thought “this one knows better than I do”

A triangle trying to squeeze through a circle
He tried to cut me so I’d fit

And doesn’t that sound familiar? Doesn’t that hit too close to home?
Doesn’t that make you shiver; the way things could’ve gone?
And doesn’t it feel peculiar when everyone wants a little more?
And so that I do remember to never go that far,
Could you leave me with a scar?

So the next one came with a bag of treats, she smelled like sugar and
spoke like the sea
And she told me don’t trust them, trust me
Then she pulled at my stitches one by one, looked at my insides clicking
her tongue and said
“This will all have to come undone”

A triangle trying to squeeze through a circle
She tried to blunt me so I’d fit

And doesn’t that sound familiar? Doesn’t that hit too close to home?
Doesn’t that make you shiver; the way things could have gone?
And doesn’t it feel peculiar when everyone wants a little more?
And so that I do remember to never go that far,
Could you leave me with a scar?

I think I realized just in time, although my old self was hard to find
You can bathe me in your finest wine but I’ll never give you mine
‘Cos I’m a little bit tired of fearing that I’ll be the bad fruit nobody buys
Tell me, did you think we’d all dream the same?

And doesn’t that sound familiar? Doesn’t that hit too close to home?
Doesn’t that make you shiver; the way things could have gone?
And doesn’t it feel peculiar when everyone wants a little more?
And so that I do remember to never go that far,
Could you leave me with a scar?
Could you leave me with a scar?

Written by Missy Higgins and Kevin Griffin.
Published by Control / Tentative Music Inc. (Admin by Warner Chappell)

Don’t Ever

Let’s take the train to anywhere,
I wanna feel the wind in my hair with you.
Let’s tell them all, that soon they’ll know
how very wrong they were to think we’d never go,

and if you tell me yours I’ll tell you mine
and we will clean the cobwebs out of one another’s minds.

Don’t ever say you’ve tried to leave me in this life
Don’t ever say you’ve tried for the last time.

We’ll get a house where the trees hang low
and pretty little flowers on our window sill will grow
We’ll make friends with the milk man
and the butcher Mr. Timms will give us discounts when he can,

and if you tell me yours I’ll tell you mine,
and we will clean the cobwebs out of one another’s minds.

Don’t ever say you’ve tried to leave me in this life
Don’t ever say you’ve tried for the last time
LA DI DA DI DA…

Don’t ever say you’ve tried to leave me in this life
Don’t ever say you’ve tried to leave me in this life
Don’t ever say you’ve tried for the last time…

Written by Missy Higgins and Kevin Griffin.
Published by Control / Tentative Music Inc. (Admin. by Warner Chappell)

All For Believing

Pull back the shield between us, and I’ll kiss you,
Drop your defenses and come, into my arms.
I’m all for believing, I’m all for believing.

CHORUS:
I’m all for believing if you can reveal the true colours within.

I know you blanket your mind so much that I am blind, but I, I see you’ve painted your soul into your guard,
I’m all for believing, I’m all for believing

CHORUS:
I need to know just how you feel, to comfort you; I need to find the key let me in, into your heart, to find your soul.

Pull back the shield between us, and I’ll kiss you,
Drop your defenses and come, into my arms.
I’m all for believing, I’m all for believing.

CHORUS:
I’m all for believing, if you can reveal, the true colours within, and say you will be there for me to hold, when the faith grows old (I’m all for believing) and life turns cold, (I’m all for believing) when the faith grows old, (I’m all for believing) and life turns cold.

So if you’re cold I will stay, maybe fate will guide the way. I believe in what I see and baby we were meant to be,
(Baby we were meant to be, baby we were meant to be, baby we were meant to be)
Just belieeeeeeeeeeeeve. Just belieeeeeeeeeeeve. Just belieeeeeeeeeeeeve.

Trust in me.

Written by Missy Higgins / Published by Control

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.

Secret

You were from the North, I was from the South
We were from opposite places, different towns
But I knew it was good and you knew it was too
So we moved together like a ball and chain
Minds becoming two halves of the same
It was real, but in shadows it grew

Cos you’ve got a secret don’t ya babe?

I would’ve shouted loud and broken through
I would’ve given it all to belong to you
But there were different plans, different rules
You said “where I’m from there is a lock and key
If you’d be so kind as to follow me
I will show you the way to the rest of my sins”

Cos you’ve got a secret don’t ya babe?
Yeah you, you got a secret don’t ya babe?
And I should know
Yeah I should know

So this room was damp where your sins laid
There was that smell in the air of an old place
That hadn’t seen much daylight in years
And you threw me down, said, “If ya don’t mind
I’m gonna leave you here until night time
Then we can do what we want my baby out of the spotlight.”

Cos you’ve got a secret don’t ya babe?
Yeah you, you got a secret don’t ya babe?
And I should know
Yeah I should know
For I’m your secret aren’t I babe?
Yeah I’m your secret aren’t I babe?
Aren’t I babe?

© Missy Higgins 2007.

Sugarcane

Baby ballerina’s
Hiding somewhere in the corner
Where the shadow wraps around her
And our torches cannot find her
She will stay there till the morning
Crawl behind us as we are yawning
And she will leave our game
To never be the same

So grow tall sugarcane
Eat that soil, drink the rain
But know they’ll chase you if you play their little games
So run, run fast sugarcane

You see my peep-show booth is handy
There’s a one-way-only mirror
So I can dance here with my hair down
But I don’t see if you get bitter
And there’s a button right beside me
If I happen to want a wall to hide me
If only the ballerina had one too

So grow tall sugarcane
Eat that soil, drink the rain
But know they’ll chase you if you play their little game
So run, run fast sugar cane
Yeah you better run, run fast sugarcane

And she said always be afraid
Yeah you should always be afraid…

To grow tall sugarcane
Eat that soil, drink the rain
But know they’ll chase you if you play their little game
So run, run fast sugar cane
Yeah you better run, run fast sugarcane

© Missy Higgins 2007.

Steer

Feel it falling off like clothing
Taste it rolling on your tongue
See the lights above you glowing
Oh and breathe them deep into your lungs

It was always simple, not hidden hard
You’ve been pulling at the strings playing puppeteer for kings
And you’ve had enough

But the search ends here
Where the night is totally clear
And your heart is fierce
So now you finally know that you control where you go
You can steer

So hold this feeling like a new born
Of freedom surging through your veins
You have opened up a new door
So bring on the wind, fire and rain

It was always simple, not hidden hard
You’ve been played at a game called remembering your name
And you stuffed it up

But the search ends here
Where the night is totally clear
And your heart is fierce
So now you finally know that you control where you go
You can steer

‘Cos you’ve been listening for answers
But the city screams and all your dreams go unheard

But the search ends here
Where the night is totally clear
And your heart is fierce
So now you finally know that you control where you go
You can steer
Yeah get out of the box and step into the clear
‘Cos now you finally know you can steer

© Missy Higgins 2007.

100 Round the Bends

I follow complications like a bloodhound
So pick me up, twist me round and throw me all the way back down
‘Cos I find my feet addicted to the ceiling when hanging upside
Your smile’s a frown- it’s all too easy on the ground

So jump in my car we’ll go 100 round the bends
We’ll take this road until we’re back at the start yet again
Jump in my car we’ll go 100 round the bends
And we’ll pretend that feeling rage is feeling real
That feeling is feeling real

So I’ve got a brand new rubber band for you boy
Go on and give it a stretch, I can see you’re itching to
Frustrations on the boil
But then I see my damn reflection in your eyeballs
And I want nothing more to do with all
The things you’ve made me think I am

So jump in my car we’ll go 100 round the bends
We’ll take this road until we’re back at the start yet again
Jump in my car we’ll go 100 round the bends
And we’ll pretend that feeling rage is feeling real
That feeling is feeling real

You were everything for a little while
But I broke it I broke it I broke it I broke it didn’t I?
You were everything for a little while
But I broke it I broke it I broke it I broke it didn’t I?
Oh didn’t I

So jump in my car we’ll go 100 round the bends
We’ll take this road until we’re back at the start yet again
Jump in my car we’ll go 100 round the bends
And we’ll pretend that feeling rage is feeling real
That feeling is feeling real…but feeling rage ain’t feeling real

© Missy Higgins 2007.

Where I Stood

I don’t know what I’ve done
Or if I like what I’ve begun
But something told me to run
And honey you know me it’s all or none

There were sounds in my head
Little voices whispering
That I should go and this should end
Oh and I found myself listening

‘Cos I don’t know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don’t know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
‘Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

See I thought love was black and white
That it was wrong or it was right
But you ain’t leaving without a fight
And I think I am just as torn inside

‘Cos I don’t know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don’t know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
‘Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

And I won’t be far from where you are if ever you should call
You meant more to me than anyone I ever loved at all
But you taught me how to trust myself and so I say to you
This is what I have to do

‘Cos I don’t know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don’t know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
‘Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood
Oh, she who dares to stand where I stood

© Missy Higgins 2007.