Sayang

by Thomas J

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released September 28, 2014

All songs written and recorded by Thomas J Marchant in his flat in Brighton.
Cover art by Ayi S

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Track Name: Six Eight
My heart beats to a
6/8 rhythm and
It sends my brain into a
Sort of schism and
I went to the doctor and he said
I don't know
Why you beat so fast
but you move so slow
It goes

Heart beat heart beat
Heart beat heart beat
Heart beat heart beat
Heart beat heart beat
Track Name: Oblivion
We're
falling down
But we'll never
hit the ground
So why
should we fear
anything at all?

I
used to worry
that I would die
feeling sorry
but then I
wasn't even here
ever at all

So I kept my eyes closed
fell out the window
made a mess in the snow
I've never felt so sure
about anything that I was doing

O, it's the same old same old
Everything I am told
Everything I don't know
wasn't even ever worth knowing

So why
do we need to know
anything at all?
Track Name: I Got Rain
Eat the same food every day
Read the same news every day
Another man has revealed his plans
again
Tell me something I can believe
All these mouldy tricks up my sleeve
I got no say, waiting on your way
again

I don't care
what you were before
I just want you
walking through my door
I got rain
coming on my way
And I really need a change
I don't know
what it is that you think
All of these
opposing hints
I got rain
coming on my way
And I really need a change

How long can we play this game?
All the dice rolls are the same
Dismiss the Lord and you will end up bored
again
Aiming arrows at the sky
When they hit, you will surely die
In for the kill, firing at will
again

I don't care
what you were before
I just want you
walking through my door
I got rain
coming on my way
And I really need a change
I don't know
what it is that you think
All of these
opposing hints
I got rain
coming on my way
And I really need a change
Track Name: Tortoise
I feel like I'm in a tortoise shell
trapped in solitary hell
Sometimes I feel like a trillionaire
but today the world just does not care

I don't know what we're coming to
What is the matter with you?
And what's the matter with me?
Why can't we be like we used to be?

If you want to stay with me
well then honey just stay with me
If you want me to go away
I wish that you just would say

I don't know what we're coming to
What is the matter with you?
And what's the matter with me?
Why can't we be like we used to be?

Its hard to know what you should think
Things sometimes just fall out of sync
Blinded by the fork in the eye
the important thing is that you were right

I don't know what we're coming to
What is the matter with you?
And what's the matter with me?
Why can't we be like we used to be?

I don't know what we're coming to
What is the matter with you?
And what's the matter with me?
Why can't we be like we used to be?
Track Name: Postcard
If you're bored
you should do something else
Whatever it takes to not
kill yourself
If you cannot find peace
in your town
Do not be a afraid
to have a shop around

But whatever you do
Save some for me

Do you feel cold and
without life?
Do you feel disappointed
with the hype?
While the rain seeps
into your holy shoe
Hands of kids are always
betraying you

You want it all
Save some for me

And if you fail
I wanna know
What you will do
If you're in hell
I want a postcard
From you
Whatever you do
Save some for me

Did you really meet
The devil yesterday?
I would like to know
what he had to say
Was he happy with how
things are panning out
Or is he struggling with
self doubt?

You want it all
Save some for me

And if you fail
I wanna know
What you will do
If you're in hell
I want a postcard
From you
Whatever you do
Save some for me
Track Name: Kitchen Sink
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder
but it only ever makes my mind wander
And they say that nice guys will finish last
but it's just some other villainous farce
They'll tell you that you should fear the friend zone
but a friend is there to make you less alone
But don't worry, time will tell
but until then you'll reside down in hell

And I just
never know
What's worth keeping
and what should go
A head like
a kitchen sink
Water so hot
you can't even catch a wink

Well I guess it's all well and good
if I just ignore what's underneath the hood
And I know there's no point in going to war
'cause it's the same old shit I did before
Don't trust no false realities
trust the only element that you can breathe
And don't wait on all outstanding debts
most promises are seldom kept

And I just
never know
What makes my blood
continue to flow
A head like
a kitchen sink
A cracked pot
a wet curry stink
Track Name: Goddamn
I'm tired of being tired
and tied to this life
when life is so full of
wasted time

Work from nine to five
for five sevenths of your life
and evening on the couch
then start again

Live for the weekend
when you'll get fucked up with your friends
and when sleepy Sunday ends
Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn, goddamn

Fuzzy little head
all filled with scambled eggs
a couple swollen eyes and
a sense of dread

Get up go to school
decades of being a fool
like a fish it's hard to breathe
once you're outside of that pool

Waiting for the end
when you can get on with your plans
but they will always change
Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn, goddamn

And I miss being idealistic
it's so boring to be realistic
and you never get to stick it
to the man

Do what you are told
until you're withered and old
you used to be so bold
Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn, goddamn
Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn, goddamn
Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn, goddamn
Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn, goddamn
Track Name: Should We Do Up???
I just want you to know
that I'm going to go
I just want you to know
that I'm going to go

I don't know when I'll be back
Whenever things stop being bad
I dunno how long for
Don't bother unlocking the door

I just want you to say
that you want me to stay
I just want you to say
that you want me to stay

Things have been pretty rough
I never thought you'd call my bluff
But I'm guess I'm out of luck
if you never gave a fuck
Track Name: When You Were Getting Onto a Bus
A friendly face is what
I'd like to see right now
Please come home
If space is a holy place
are you part of it now?
Please come home

And there's nothing left
for you to learn there
And there's nothing you could
possibly earn there
And the ground beneath my feet
feels at stake
Please come home

Have you read the news today
Did you see it on TV?
Please come home
I can never tell what's fake
and what's reality
Please come home

And there's nothing that you
should ever care about
And it won't be long
until there's no way out
When the world beneath your feet
begins to shake­
Please come home
Track Name: Microwave
Head to the shop
and buy myself a microwave meal
There is a two for one deal
I miss my baby
so much that it's making me ill
I can't believe that this is real

When I get home I just play games
and go to bed
Can't find a way to
clear my shaky head
I'm only happy when she's
on the phone
but then it's back to being
all alone

All that I want
is to be cooking up a storm
Something to make me feel warm
Get some eggs and
throw in tomatoes and corn
There's always a little more
Head to the shop
and buy myself a microwave meal
There is a two for one deal
I love my baby
so much that it's making me ill
I can't believe that this is real