all lyrics by graham sampson

the swedish house

the swedish house

it made no sense at all

this broken heart

will never mend at all

 

tiny hearts will haunt you down

 

graham - programming, guitar, synths, piano

grace  - voice

life after time

eyes where no words are

just dancing like children

with no care at all

a pair pact in magic

& fate laden thinking

to vanquish the bores

 

I was prepared to believe love was something

that science and cynics had no place in mocking

but love will frustrate you

life will frustrate you

time after time after life after time

 

this fan will need fanning

the oxygen blocking

will turn blood to coal

i thought you were in me

i thought this was something

to better them all

 

I was prepared to believe love was something...

 

i once had a sense of who i should be

and who i'd accompany

i'd lost who i was

& what i could be

with others

but lonely

 

I was prepared to believe love was something...

 

I was prepared to believe love was something...

 

I was prepared to remove every something

that stops me from winning a world full of wonder

but love will frustrate you

life will frustrate you

time after time after life after time

 

graham - voice, programming, guitar, synths, piano

grace  - piano

always the same

23rd street

40 gorgeous blocks to be with you again

but what do i find 

all find is just another mess

a disturbed head

 

always always always

the same

 

so why do i try

why'd i try breath into this hollow husk 

that we call us

inside is a heart

inside must be the one i used to love & trust

in love i rust 

 

always always always

the same

graham - voice, programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - piano

van naarden - guitar

see how they play

she plays a harlots game

her friends are just the same

reveals the devil's call

against her rocks we fall

 

she plays a harder game

her friends are just the same

reveals the devils call

with painted nails they're torn

 

see how they play over new wounds & old scars

 

she plays a harder game

her friends are just the same

reveals the devils call

with painted nails they're torn

 

she plays a harder game

her friends are just the same

 

graham - programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - voice

van naarden - guitar

this dark is your soul

the history of you offends

the mystery of you I tend

to overcome my natural guard

& flounder at your charms becoming

the secret of seeing you

the mystery of passing through to

places in my soul i guard

i flounder at your charms becoming

 

this dark is your soul

the concrete life you bind me to

i'm now a man without a history

so who are you now

i'm ready to bare my soul

i'm ready to share my soul

 

the secret inside that's you

a darkness i'm working through to

exercise my inner truth]

i flounder to myself becoming

am image that's sometimes true

a truth that is partial to

eyes a mask I dare to wear

the worms of life will eat me hollow

 

this dark is your soul

 

graham - voice, programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - piano

van naarden - guitar

pocketbooks of butterflies

pocketbooks of butterflies

makes the most of crying eyes

pocketbooks of butterflies

makes the most of crying eyes

 

catch a rainbow

catch a raindrop

catch a memory

 

she can fix my broken wing

she can make fly again

every word like summer song

came from good to fix my wrong

 

graham - programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - voice

van naarden - guitar

 

freezing

why in the world would you do that?

 

mine is the soul you are taking

mine is the life you are breaking

 

so you pretend I am no one

invent a disguise for your feelings

once you you were warm, now your freezing

once there was us, now i'm grieving

 

graham - voice, programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - piano

van naarden - guitar

 

 

show your heart

time makes good sense of all

i've seen the best and worst of everyone

a world of folk impure 

whoever said they'd rule for all - they lied

 

show your heart

shy to boast

i can see your soul within you

let them pass

power fuelled

they would steal our legs to stand so tall

 

i'd slit their smirking grins

the psychopathic bastards

bred to rule

entitlement

i'd take that silver spoon

and mill a blade to purge

their evil heart

 

show your heart..

 

graham - voice, programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - piano

van naarden - guitar

 

not evermore

My body broken 

A trophy token

Esteem that’s stolen

 

Unrobed

My sex awoken

My body broken

 

You on a pedestal 

Like Art on wall

I loved you once

Things die

Things die

I loved you once

I loved you once

Not evermore

 

My soul

My soul is broken

My pain unfrozen

 

My heart

My heart is broken

My death awoken

 

You on a pedestal…

 

We were children chasing dreams 

Like Butterflies

Golden summers sound-tracked gold

Like lullabies

Like lullabies

Like our goodbye

Like our goodbye

 

You on a pedestal…

 

graham - voice, programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - piano, voice

 

van naarden - guitar

the goodbye moment

the time we feared has come

the time we feared has come

the goodbye moment

the goodbye moment

 

what legacy will you leave

what legacy will i leave

the goodbye moment

the goodbye moment

 

a scar i'l always wear

a scar i'll always bear

your goodbye moment

your goodbye moment

 

it's very painful

to love someone 

and not be in love

to cherish

and adore

a realise

that the future once

is now the past

 

graham - voice, programming, guitar, synths, 

grace  - piano, voice

 

van naarden - guitar

 

 

damaged goods

 

please don't think this thing was love

we surely sullied all that's love

the less i think of you i'm fine

the less i see of you smile

how could such treachery be love

 

it's true in front of you i'd sway

so please forget the things i say

i throw those words without regard

and now the youth in you i've scarred

i'll take my place in hell i guess

 

you'll forget me