The Crystal Set - Misc. Song Lyrics

A Drop In The Ocean

[Released as a single - Red Eye RED 4; appears on Karmic Hit Previews and Rarities Volume 2]

[rev. Apr. 30, 2003]

In days gone by you never cried
For ever running ??? [0:29]
When you caught your prize you realized
You ??? [0:35] hands a garter

Your sill fills with social ills
That quantify your yearning
For splendid tales and parables
On how to stop it turning

When suddenly
You're a drop in the ocean

While good friends dwell in private hell
You exercise your grandeur
With manic schemes and goblet dreams
That wouldn't make our plans work

You look for truth in eternal youth
And a plant that cures cancer
Before we ask where lies our task
We know you have the answer

When suddenly
You're a drop in the ocean

And every mark the paper warns
Events are helter skelter
Though the chance of loss has long since past
You better build your shelter

Judge swift [2:00] concern you take your turn
At lashing down the wheel
Then awake quite blind you stay behind
To gab across [2:10] my field

When suddenly
You're a drop in the ocean
A drop in the ocean

 

She Counts Up The Days

[B-side on the "A Drop In The Ocean" single - Red Eye RED 4]
[Covered by Steve Kilbey on Remindlessness]

[rev. Oct. 25, 2006]

At the heart of her outrage
There lies a thread of tears
And stories of lost time
She'll spread among her peers

And we touched a land
Of weeds where nothing grows
And she watched my eyes
And she knows

She says
Love will never stay
She looked upon our years
And she counted up our days

We watched the sky last night
Though the topics were aligned
My vision was obscured
By the things I couldn't find

 

Don't Be Surprised

[B-side on the "Benefit Of The Doubt" single - Red Eye RED 8]

Don't be surprised if all the pieces bend
Pick them up and put them down again
Mix them up in so many different ways

Take this box, it's full of uniforms
Take my heart and try to keep it warm
Fill up my mind with ??? [0:59]

Close your eyes and secretly/sleep with me [1:05, 1:47]
We're situated beyond belief

Fold me up into a paper plane
Kiss me, kiss me with your acid rain
I'm black, I'm white, I'm turning slowly gray

Hold me tightly in your sickly arms
Whisper softly you can do no harm
Fill up my mind then set me out to gray [1:40]

 

Hubble Bubble

[B-side on the "Wholly Holy" single - Red Eye RED 12]

[rev. Aug. 1, 2005]

A key in the door is all I see
They scream awake a memory
Golden smiles are always chasing me
Its enjoyment has been taking me

There's no more crying, there's no more laughing
I'm not even concentrating
Some are old and some are new
Then my thoughts return to you

You said it in a schoolboy phrase
Whatever happened to the warmth that you gave
It's all gone (it's all gone)
It's all been blown away
You said it in a schoolboy phrase

Nestled amongst the saints that you vaunted
Delaying my hopes forever after
Never looking to the past
You stand and wait and never ask

 

Hypatia

[From the From Now On LP - Red Eye RED LP 3]

Instrumental

 

Walk Away

[From the From Now On LP - Red Eye RED LP 3]

I spend my whole life searching for shelter
I found it under the smooth skin
If I was any hotter I would melt her
I hope the rain doesn't get in

A love like [1:03, 1:16, 2:07, 2:32, etc.] amphetamines is hitting her
And doing no good, and me just sitting here
I should get up and walk away, just walk away
Away

The likes and the here and now
Are throw your obsessions to the wind
Don't tie your life down to the tracks
Just in the hope that that train is coming

Just walk away

 

The Flat Earth

[From the From Now On LP - Red Eye RED LP 3]

There's hardly reason here to want me
There's hardly need for you to care
This nearer this edge you feel ??? [0:45]
The things that hang heavy in the air

If I could explain I'd tell you always near [0:59]
You faithful come and join in the fray
And while we sit in this well
And there's nothing to play

There's nothing wrong, haven't you heard the news
There was a man who said there's a planet where we all could move
It's falling away
Careless fates say you'll only disturb a few
Nothing's the matter dear on the planet here
And ooooh

Certainty always seems to falter
Just when you'd thought you'd crossed the line
So throw off your witches see above us [2:04]
Better believe that we got time

So we'll stay shuttered back with always near [2:18]
You faithful come and join in the fray
And while we sit in this well
And there's nothing to play

 

13 Days (Of Rain)

[From the Cluster EP - Red Eye RED EP 4]

Instrumental

 

Kicking Around

[B-side on the "Thrive" Single]

Stuck it in the back of my mind like some old radio song
Somewhere they're still queuing that tune
I don't care where

You look into that
It don't mean that much to me
I gave away my place in the line
It stretched right out of sight

Now I won't be coming back
Who cares what they're waiting for
And you stand here instead of me
There's somewhere else I'd rather be

Kicking around, I've been kicking around
Kicking around with someone else [1:01, 1:41, 1:57, 3:01]
Kicking around, I've been kicking around
They've been kicking me around all of my life

I should change this all around in my space
And so on my eye out [1:16]
Some of that old stuff still runs
Some of it you never want to find

Ah well, you be the judge of that
I don't have time to prove we will be [1:33]

 

Gush

[From the Mixed Bag EP Polydor/Red Eye Records 867 964-2]

[rev. Nov. 8, 2006]

Oh-wa-oh, won't you look at me now
I get lost in those green eyes
Just when I thought this scene was kinda dead
You really took me by surprise
I would follow you anywhere
And I gotta tell you why
Oh-wa-oh, won't you look at me now
I get lost in those green eyes
Gush!

Oh-wa-oh, won't you look at me now
I could drown in those green eyes
Just when I thought my world was much too safe
It really took me by surprise
I would follow you anywhere
Till the sun drops from the sky
Oh-wa-oh, won't you look at me now
I get lost in those green eyes

This could be embarrassing
I don't want to cause no fuss
Whenever I get close to you
All I seem to do is gush (gush, gush, gush, gush)
Gushin' all over
All I seem to do is gush (gush, gush, gush, gush)
Gushin' all over

Oh-wa-oh, won't you look at me now
I could drown in those green eyes
Just when I thought this whole scene was dead
You really took me by surprise
My God you're really special
And I don't think it's the high
Oh-wa-oh, won't you look at me now
I get lost in those green eyes

This could be embarrassing
I don't want to make a fuss
Whenever I get close to you
All I seem to do is gush (gush, gush, gush, gush)
Gushin' all over
All I seem to do is gush (gush, gush, gush, gush)
Gushin' all over

(Gush, gush)

[Movie or TV audio clip]
"Who is this girl I asked myself. Is she seeking new lover, other focus (3:12)
Who is this girl I asked myself."

All I seem to do is gush (gush, gush, gush, gush)
Gushin' all over
All I seem to do is gush (gush, gush, gush, gush)
Gushin' all over

 

This Town

[From the Mixed Bag EP Polydor/Red Eye Records 867 964-2]

[rev. Nov. 8, 2006]

One, two, three, four...

Landsakes she says
Shaking ghosts and termites out of her bed
Nothing much happens here no more

I watched them all drift away
I still don't know why I bother to stay
Nothing's happened here [in] so long

And the dust swims down the streets
To the wide verandas where we used to meet
Though I see no sense in crying
This town is dying!

"Heaven help us all" she cried
The rats and me are all that's left behind
Even the trucks don't visit here no more

Maybe I'll take down that sign
Population 59
There ain't no point in counting heads around here no more

And the dust swims down the streets
To the wide verandas where we used to meet
Though I see no sense in crying
This town is dying!

Jesus take me in your arms
I got no kin and I mean no harm
Even the Devil don't visit here no more

I watched them all drift away
I still don't know why I bother to stay
Nothing's happened here [in] so long

And the dust swims down the streets
To the wide verandas where we used to meet
Though I see no sense in crying
This town is dying!

Nothing's happened here
Nothing's happened here
Nothing's happened here [in] so long

Na na na....