Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy - White Magic

The Demo

[rev. July 16, 2013]

I fell in love with the demo
Happens all the time
I tried to play with me credits
I didn't see the door in time

Lay me down boys
I got the muse again
Give me the blues again
Got that synced up feeling

I fell in love with the demo
It felt so easily
Overdid the bar code
Rolled my bet around some wheel

I fell in love with the demo
Never taken from it's case
I tried to make a selection
Couldn't match the retina prints

Lay me down boys
I got the muse again
Give me the blues again
Got that synced up feeling

Lay me down boys
I got the muse again
Give me the blues again
Got that synced up feeling

Down (down, down)

 

Close

When I see you flying by
I take off my wings
I think of the things
The way you let me die

I see you're standing in the door
I take out my sword
Now I am your lord
Just let me live within

Revenge
I'm gonna need revenge (I'm close, getting closer)
Revenge
I'm gonna need revenge (I'm close, getting closer) (Ahh)

I see you dressed up in your stuff
I reach for my gun
I set it to stun
I set it to enough

I see you standing in the light
I hide in the dark
I sing like a lark
I'm swooping in tonight

I'm gonna need (I'm close) revenge
Getting closer
Revenge
I'm gonna need revenge
Getting closer
Revenge
I'm gonna need revenge (I'm close, getting closer)
Revenge
I'm gonna need revenge (I'm close, getting closer)

Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet revenge
(Alright)
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet revenge
(Alright)
Sweet

 

Intense

[rev. July 16, 2013]

I'm walking towards you steadily every day
Not even the wind or the stars could get in my way
Not even Venus or Mars now have any sway
Not even the trains and the cars could take me away

Ohh, in a fraction of time I'm gone
Gone in a moment sublime

I'm coming across it easy every time
I musta lost it, I see, but I didn't cry
Not even the fire and flames could get me dry
Not even the truth, not even the truth could get me to lie, huh

(Hey)
(Hey)

Well, ohh, in a fraction of time I'm gone
Gone in a moment sublime

I got that part, well, they rang me today
They said 'Now listen man, people been dying to get into our play'
They said 'It's the other party, man, they're all saying nay'
They said 'The Illuminati caused the delay'
So it's okay

(Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey hey hey)

 

Inner Country

I guess I'm falling for you
Candle in the windowsill
Lighting up the midnight chill
Yes, I'm calling for you
Darling, you're angry with me
What did I say to make you disappear

I guess I'm singing for you
Song I wrote another day
So long ago I just can't say
Just what I'm bringing for you
Darling, you're distant with me
What do I say to make you reappear

Life is like a river, baby
You gotta find a way to get across
Before everything is lost
I never thought I'd need anything from anyone
I couldn't stand the loss

I guess I'm walking to you
Down the corridors and halls
Discotheques and empty malls
And yes, I'm talking to you
Darling, you're silent tonight
What can I do to make you come back here

Life is like a river, baby
You gotta find a way to get across
Before everything is lost
I never thought I'd need anything from anyone
I couldn't stand the loss

 

Unfocused

[rev. July 16, 2013]

Expect delay in Santa Fe
I lost my way
I lost my day and everything

The flight unbooked
The books uncooked
I'm really hooked
Line and sinker and everything (everything, everything, everything)

Before you go I'd like to know
If this ill wind will blow me anything
Before you run off in the sun
And all of this will never come to anything

A warm delight
I just might
Choose your fight
Gotta write and everything, everything

Some cancelled room
A lovely moon
The women croon
Aww, coming soon and everything (everything, everything, everything)

Before you go I'd like to know
If this ill wind will blow me anything
Before you run off in the sun
And all of this will never come to anything

Before you go I'd like to know
If this ill wind will blow me anything
Before you run off in the sun
And all of this will never come to anything

 

Mountain

Well, I climbed up the mountain
And I drowned in the sea
I lay down in the tombstones
It's what you asked of me

I climb the mountain baby
With my head up in the sky
I see you in your ciy
Oblivious and high

Oh, won't you go
Oh, won't you go
To the mountain
To the sky

Oh, won't you go
Oh, won't you go
To the mountain
To the sky

Oh, won't you go
Oh, won't you go
To the mountain
To the sky

Oh, won't you go
Oh, won't you go
To the mountain
To the sky

Oh, won't you go
Oh, won't you go
To the mountain
To the sky

Oh, won't you go
Won't you go
Won't you go
To the sky

 

Hope

[rev. Aug. 30, 2015]

Am I still mistaken
Am I so complacent
Am I here now at all today
I remember the past
I remember how it passed away

Miles later it will all come back to me
I can't wait another lifetime for my destiny

We can flow against the current
We can climb up on the ladder
We manipulate both fate and chance
I remember the past
I remember how it blasted my hands, yeah

So much sooner it shoulda all gone better for me
Such lunatic fringe, I'm on a spree, yeah

Am I so unwilling
Am I worth a shilling
Am I worth losing everything
I remember the past
I remember how it lasted one ring

Oh, we can climb up on the ladder
We can slide down all the adders
I'm a public serpent in an egg
I remember the past
I remember how it made me beg

Miles later it will all come back to me
I can't wait another lifetime for my destiny

(Yeah)

 

Dreamstate

[rev. July 16, 2013]

Stay a little longer as days grow stronger
I'm a soldier in the cause of the merciful and holy wars
I fight for the right side, I fight to save my hide

Stay a little more as the winter starts to thaw
I'm a servant of the king and he might do anything
I always let him rule me, never let him fool me

And I try to be brave, but I should've known
That the lady in the dream wouldn't leave me alone

Live a little lighter as the mornings glow brighter
I'm a priest upon a hill closing in for the kill
I preach to the lying man, I reach out to the dying man

Try to be brave, but I should've known
That the lady in the dream wouldn't leave me alone

 

Sumer

[rev. Sept. 12, 2011]

I make no progress in the desert that I wander in
Yonder in the pit of years
Squandering my strings and cheers

I have no luck apart from the shame that I have treasured
It measured me unfit for it
It pleasured me just bit by bit

I work no normal seam in earth that I'm mining
I'm finding my own gold
I'm winding up my hold

I use no fire to burn the fields that I'm coming to
Thumbing through the manual
Bumming a ride and a micro granule

And as the sunset hits the sand
And as the river hits the dam (yeah)
And as the woman hits the man (yeah)
That's when the problem hits the plan
Yes, and the shit hits the fan

 

Messiah Around

[rev. Sept. 12, 2011]

You're like a shining star to me
Blessed are the lands where you be
You're like a blazing fire to me
Keep us warm and alive oh you majesty

Your splendor, your power
Your hands across the sea
Ahh yeah

Your splendor, your power
Your hands across the sea
Two, three, four

You're like a burning sun to me
All of you fills this galaxy
You're like a shining star to me
Blessed are the lands where you be

Ahh

 

The Broken Sea

[rev. Sept. 24, 2014]

We toiled away upon the broken sea
In our rafts of Araldite and stalagtites
And something from [the] other night

Our ranks were stripped
The slaves were whipped cream broad
The oars groaned in the broken sea
In voices of deliquency
In some stranger's frequency
They forgot to mention me

Our gods were fierce, they ate the children whole
I sold them all my laudanum for asylum
But now I never felt so numb

The other side died in a red tide
As our sails swept them aside
King was there, the queen astride
She'd come along just for the ride

We sailed away upon the broken sea
In our boats of whale-skin and skeletons
Something hard to keep us in

Our smiles were fixed, our eyes were sunken in the broken sea
Watching as the gold went down
In the darkness without sound

 

White Magic Expanded Edition

Intense (Alt Version/Old Version)

[added Oct. 1, 2016]

Always been together
Any kinda weather
You can't go, no, no
Walk you down the aisle
Drink down the Carlisle
You can't go, no, no
Hope you liked that ramble
Bet you like to gamble
You can't go, no, no
Give me a good reason
Give me something freezin'
Go, no, no

Life is like a morning
Death is like a warning
You can't go, no, no
Give me vegan sausages
Give me Stockholm hostages
You can't go, no
Home is in the distance
Give me just one instance
You can't go, no, no
Trump me and then trick me
Slow me and you quick me
You can't go, no, no, no

She chucked it in the river
Now I can't forgive her
You can't go, no, no
Saw it in the attic
With that man in lonely hat
But you can't go, no, no
Saw you little image
Then your photo finish
I can't go, no, no
Always been together
Any kinda weather
You can't go, no, no, no, no
I said no
No, no, no, no