Better?

by Tony Peek

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released July 8, 2001

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Track Name: If?
If I leave this town
Honey where’d you wanna go?
‘Cos I’ve been up all night
Tryin’ to find a way
To tell you that
I’m leavin’ today
So if I leave this town
Where do you wanna go?
If I leave my love
Honey what you gonna show me?
‘Cos I’ll tell you a secret
And it ain’t no lie
I’m so confused
That I could cry
So if I leave my love
Honey what you gonna show me?
And if our love fades away
Honey, how would that make you feel?
‘Cos I’ve been up all night
Tryin’ to let you know
That love can come
But it can go
So if our love fades away
Honey, how would that make you feel?
Track Name: Dreaming
There's an angel standing by my shoulder,
There's a devil standing right beside my arm
Outside the coldest night is getting colder
And every way I move will do me harm.

Voices in my heart they say I love you,
And voices in my head are screaming "No!"
Should I give up now and throw away my dreaming?
If I give up will these voices let me go?

Eternity is nothing but a treasure,
You can take or leave it anyway you choose,
In the final end you're nothing but a beggar
Lying in the dirt with worn out shoes.

So throw away these dreams and they'll forgive you
And close up all the feelings in your heart
Bleeding's just another way to continue
And turning back's just another way to start.

You're a victim lying by the wayside,
You're an angel all alone stuck in a tree,
You're a little child crying by the seaside,
You're a better thing than I will ever be.

So forgive me now cause really I don't like it
And these memories will never let me be,
As I throw away all that I desire
And turn away from all that comforts me.
Track Name: Loving you
I’ve been trying so hard to say
What it’s like now you’re going away
I’ve been trying hard to talk about loving you
But my tongue is tied up like a man
Who struggles and struggles as hard as he can
But still cannot find words to define, loving you.

And I‘ve been keeping awake at night
I try to relax but I still get uptight
All I have in my mind is thoughts of loving you
And you say you want me to be ok
Then why is it that you’re going away
When my whole world depends on loving you?
La-la, la-la-la-la loving you, la-la, la-la-la-la loving you
Nothing I’d rather do than be loving you.

And I know that one day soon you’ll return
The world is so big and there’s so much to learn
But all that I want to learn about is loving you
And you say you’ll send me a long e-mail
But I don’t know those things always fail
To say what it’s like to be living my life for loving you

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
But my darling how much longer
Deny me the opportunity to be loving you
Cause I know tonight when that moon is high
I’ll look at our empty bed and I’ll cry
That’s just the price that I pay for loving you.

Great big beautiful orange moon, hanging in the air like a big fat balloon
I’d give that moon and every tune to be loving you.
Track Name: Madonna's getting married
Come now dear and take me by my hand
Let me know this loving is for real
Explain to me the things that I never understand
And let me know exactly how you feel.
Well far away Madonna’s getting married
In those Scottish hills hoping it will snow
She’s holding back the tears and fighting back the years
But some things are better if you let them go.

We never had no money for our wedding
And we rode in busses through the night
And we parked ourselves in town
And our friends they came around
All I could do was cry and hold you tight.
Well Robbie Burns is turning in his grave
He’s singing songs that maybe I should know
And his voice it echoes high up into the sky
And the places that only lovers go.

Yesterday I bought a brand new camera
So I could take a photo of your face
And I’ll print my picture out and carry about
In the lining of my favourite guitar case
Far away Madonna’s getting married
But everything I care about is free
And there’s nothing like the sound
Of their feet upon the ground
When I hear them running up to me.
Track Name: No matter how I try
I’ve been walking around in circles
Trying to get my mind on something new
But no matter how I try, I still cannot deny
That I’m stuck with these memories of you.

I’ve been walking across fifteen bridges
I’ve jumped over a mountain or two
But no matter how I try, I still cannot fly
Away from these memories of you.
Memories of you that keep a burning,
Burning in my head both night and day
And though I hope and prey, they will not go away
And I’m stuck with these memories of you

I’ve been out talking to my shadow
I was just wondering if he knew
But no matter how I try, still there’s no reply
And I’m stuck with these memories of you
Track Name: Looking for something better
Walking around looking for something better
Walking around looking for something better than you
But I saw a pretty little girl wearing your sweater
And it’s making me blue, yeah it’s making me blue.

I’ve been up all night trying to tell my fortune
And I’ve been searching the skies for something new
And I’ve been sending prayers up to that bright moon
And it’s making me blue, yeah it’s making me blue.

I’ve been searching the world for something better
For something that don’t kill me like you do
And I want to take my heart out and send it to you in a letter
So you can feel it too, so you can feel it too.
Cause it seems that things keep changing, every time you look around
One minute you’re on the top of the world and the next you’re six feet under ground.

I’ve been sending messages to my brother
And I’ve been e-mailing all my friends
But none of them can find me another lover
And it’s making me blue, yeah it’s making me blue.

You think everybody loves you but I know better
You’re a bullying aggressive loud mouth when you’re drunk
Your mother she’ll dislike me forever but I’ll let her
Cause I dislike her too, yeah I dislike her too.
Cause it seems that things keep changing every time you look around
One minute they’re all in love with you and the next they’re on their way out of town.

So I’m walking around all alone trying not to let on
Walking around this town like a clown without you
And I want to walk out into this traffic head-on
And it’s making my blue, yeah it’s making me blue.
Cause it seem that things keep changing, every time you look around
One minute the sun’s out shining bright and the next the rain comes pissing down.
Track Name: Slipping away
Well I’m slipping away my own true love, I’ll be gone by the time you wake up
I’m slipping away for a year and a day, with a runcible spoon and a cup
And I’ve got me a match box to travel in, and I’ve got me a star for a light
Got me a hand full of spirits and sand and the wings of a sparrow in flight

I’m slipping away my own true love, you knew that this time had to come
I’m slipping away and there’s nothing to say with a barrel of fear and a plum
And I’ve got me penny and office, got me a barber and tail
Got me some screams from the valley of dreams and the skin of a fifty-foot whale

I’m slipping away my own true love in the light and the dark of the dawn
I’m slipping away where the night meets the day with the touch of a hat and a yawn
And I‘ve got me a tower and furnace, got me a book for the boys
Got me a nest and a chemical chest and a trigger for pickling joys

But when will you return to me, and when will this loving let us be
‘Cause I’ve been waiting all so long, for you to come along
And now you say that you’re slipping away.

Well I’m slipping away my own true love and maybe I’ll bring back some reins
I’m slipping away with my head in a ‘K’ and my buttons and pelvis in chains
And I’ve got me a biro and lettuce, and I‘ve got me a picture of Spike
Got me a strand of the world in my hand and a willow that serves as a pike

I’m slipping away my own true love I’ll be gone with the times in a hut
I’m slipping away where the cleverers play and the maggots survive in a cut
And I’ve got me bat and a letter, and I’ve got me shine and a shoe
And I’ve got me a stance and a battery glance and a fickle display Allah too

I’m slipping away my own true love I’ll be gone by the time I arrive
I’m slipping away in a battle of grey with a dish and a weave and a jive
And I’ve got me a watch on the Auckland and I’ve got me a sound in a car
And I’ve got me a truth in a musical booth and a lisp in a key by the jar

Yeah I’m slipping away my own true love I’ll be gone by the time it’s a light
I’m slipping away in a vicerous stay with a head in a bottle of flight
And I’ve got me a liquorish chaperone and I’ve got me some syrup and a kiss
And I’ve got me a nail and a rope and a sail and a breaker for breaking on this