Ordinary

by Ewan Jones

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released June 1, 2009

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Track Name: Ordinary
All I need is you my lover
All I need is you my lover
Make me yours and want no other
All I need is you my lover

You're so ordinary, so very ordinary
So sad and solitary, infatuated and you're
Lamenting fantasies and what is not to be
There is no honesty in what you say you feel for me

Meeting here by chance (Meeting here by chance)
Watching you arrive (Watching you arrive)
You take me by the hand (Take me by the hand)
Say 'Take a walk outside, (Say, 'Take a walk outside)
Inside it's too warm.' (Inside it's too warm.')
But in the cold night air (But in the cold night air)
You tell me not to fear (I tell you not to fear)
I breath the air you breathe (You breath the air I breathe)

All I need is you my lover
All I need is you my lover
Make me yours and want no other
All I need is you my lover

You're so ordinary, so very ordinary
So sad and solitary, infatuated and you're
Lamenting fantasies and what is not to be
There is no honesty in what you say you feel for me

Take our time in turns
There's something in our voices
Midnight walks reveal
We cling to different choices

You say 'It's not to be'
I crack your riddles breaking me
What are you really trying to say?
You are a perfect mystery.
Meet your eyes across the room
The smoke and lights and you're in bloom
No space between us and the sky
You'll see these secrets born to be denied.

You're so ordinary, so very ordinary
So sad and solitary, infatuated and you're
Lamenting fantasies and what is not to be
There is no honesty in what you say you feel for me

All I need is you my lover
All I need is you my lover
Make me yours and want no other
All I need is you my lover
Track Name: You've Ignored Me Lately, Chloe
Useless, with no words
You are what I told myself I wanted
Worthless, with no use
This would mean so much more in another time

Don't even bother saving me now
She's taking me away.
Forever bound I'll be.
I am walking tall, my head down

Faithless, with no hope
More than life is worth to fall in love with you
Victimless, with no regrets
Never expected this to go any other way than down

Don't even bother saving me now
She's taking me away
Forever bound I'll be
I am nothing with my head down

Down and gone
Through and left behind
Around and right before I reach the end
Down and gone
Through and left behind
Around and right before I reach the end

Tasteless, with no shame,
You are leaving without my sympathy.
'That's okay'. You don't want it.
Just take these words, they're no damn use to me.

Don't even bother saving me now
She's taking me away
Forever bound I'll be
I am nothing with my head down
Don't even bother saving me now
She's taken me away
Forever bound I'll be
I am walking tall, my head down

Down and gone
Through and left behind
Around and right before I reach the end
Down and gone
Through and left behind
Around and right before I reach the end
Before I reach the end....
Track Name: It's All Right For You
Yea, It's all right for you
You've got your friends
I'll just sit back a while and pretend
Yes, I'm the quiet one
And you think you're the chosen one
Sorry, you're not Jesus Christ
This is what I've learnt about you all

It's all right for you
You've got your darling friends
If all my words are true
Then may shame rain down on you

Oh.
You pulled that out 'your top hat.
Now let me be your magic trick, black cat.
Keep cursing me with words
Someday, one of those names will stick.

Yea, it's all right for you
You've got your useless friends
And if all my words are true
Then may shame rain down on you
You monster, shame on you
I wish you didn't matter
But I just think of you
And all the pain comes back

It's all competitions and contradictions
I never want to see you
But I never want to leave your side
I wish I could believe you
But you make it seem like you're a liar
And every time I'm near you
My skin will burn like I'm on fire
Let's run away and you can ruin me

Keep good on promises
I've got the money if you've got the time
Put these brain cells in a jar
We're going back in time.
Track Name: See My Arms
Everyone's looking for something
When they find it, they only feel let down
The truth is, I think I'm addicted
To the feeling of getting and growing

See my arms held out
See my arms laid out

The days become long and I'm weary
of ambitions that are nothing but vanity
Striving for meaning in motion
Rest pretty sisters, your sorrows will fade

See my arms held out
See my arms laid down
See my eyes face down
See my heart fade out

One bright morning when this life is over, I'll fly away
To a land of God's celestial shore, I'll fly away
I'll fly away, O' glory, I'll fly away
When I die, alleluia by and by, I'll fly away
Track Name: Okay By Myself
e a
i don't see any point in claiming
b e
words of another dude's song
a b c#m
unless they mean everything to me
b a
or nothing else that's going on
and i don't ever think i'll bother
walking another man's path
unless he got where i'm going
and nobody did from where we are

f#m b
nobody did it like me
g# c#m
nobody ever did like me

chorus
e b f#m a
I don't journey
I've never been anywhere before
I can't travel
I don't know where I'd go
No one’s priority
Why should I walk around alone
They think I’m missing out
f#m a
But i'm okay by myself you know

there's no poem, I know no lyrics
that put it quite how i see
and no author or journalist
appears to have the angle I need
and the everyday nobody’s look at me
like I’m the damn freak
no b.s. psychic even knows what i mean
still they figure their lies and speak

nobody did it like me
nobody ever did like me

I don't journey
I've never been anywhere before
I can't travel
I don't know where I'd go
No one’s priority
Why should I walk around alone
I think I’m missing out
But i'm okay by myself you know

g# c#m
And I love you but you don't like it
a b
You don't like what i do
g# c#m
And i love her but she doesn't want it
a f#m
She mustn't like that i'm not like you
e b f#m
Or anybody else
e b f#m
And she's gonna get me killed

I don't journey
I've never been anywhere before
I can't travel
I don't know where I'd go
I'm no priority
Why should I walk around alone
They think I’m missing out
But i'm okay by myself
I don't journey
I've never been anywhere before
I can't travel
I don't know where I'd go
No one's priority
Why should I walk around alone
They think I’m missing out
But i'm okay by myself you know
Track Name: Once
Once was a lifeline you gave to me
Once was all the chance that we get
One look was all it took for you to throw it away and
Once was all we ever had left

Twice there were lies in the evening
Fables for moments misspent
Covers come clean but the sheets you're between
Smell of panic and stale cigarettes

Forget / Forget / Forget
She's forging a face from regrets

Many the words left unspoken
My head on your breast leaves you cold
Coffee's no cure for the broken and bound and
Lust is a thorn for the soul

I hid all your letters in April
By May I knew you were on fire
The words on your tongue like a shot from a gun
Are still everything I desire to

Forget / Forget / Forget
Forget you're not your own person yet

Why won't you answer me?
You owe me this and I'm still here waiting
I'll leave now, but I'm desperate to come back.
And to forget.
Track Name: We Fell Apart On A Thursday
Hannah, peace is what you need
And time to think that helps you feel yourself
Lately you've been talking in your sleep
Rumours of a life more ordinary

Thursday, a day not often heard
In titles, songs and words, but here
Blurring, the weeks roll into months
The months blend into years. The fear...

Talking and talking but never believing
that there will be healing must break
your sorrowful heart that all came apart
and still hasn't forgotten that day.
If there was anything I could say
know that I'd willingly take all your pain
Faith is assurance of things we've not seen
but I'm sure you'll see sunshine again.

(Your smile has a way that makes me want to change,
Your voice moves my soul in ways unexplained.
Your eyes see inside me to every small corner,
You knew me and loved me before I was born.)

Standing on ledges and dreaming of flying
there's nothing but concrete below.
Put away edges and put away doubts
and take hold of the truth that you know.
'It's one of those days where the
world would be better if I didn't even exist.'
Your eloquent phrases and false self-appraisals -
It doesn't get better than this.

(Waking and sleeping, I trust you are with me,
Behind and before me, a guide and a lamp to me
Words that bring comfort, your life sets me free.
You are the lover who sings over me.)

You are the lover who sings over me
You are the lover who sings over me
You are the lover who sings over me
You are the lover who sings over me
Track Name: Summer
Here we'd stay all summer long
Waist high grass and yellow corn
Final rest in shade of trees
The final touch of a summer breeze

Together under watching skies
Our paths in two directions lies
Autumn comes then winter frost
We trust our feelings at a cost

Now here we rest on a summer's day
And those times still seem far away
For now I drink your magic in
And make the best for the time being

I think of you and when I do
I hate to be apart from you
When you learn the world is cruel
Maybe we could make things new?

Snow will freeze and sun will burn
Lessons we all have to learn
You'll find me in the tall tree's shade
Won't stop you if you turn away

Time to go so ends the wait
Say you take my fears away
Words naive and so are we
The last time we may ever be

I heard you say on a summer's day
We'll be free and here we'll lay
Seasons pass intentions change
But mine will always stay the same

Mine will always stay the same.