Monthly Archives October 2014

I Only Get Quite Acceptable Things

When I was younger I thought as I grow up
I’ll become smarter, but that was a mistake
When I was younger I was a total prat
it’s good to know some things never change
My life seems to be a long dreary queue
while everyone’s out having fun
My friends are always looking for escape
they leave me one by one

When you’re rich you’re not happier
but you start getting fat
When you’re older you’re still a fool
but you look smarter without hair

They say good things come to those who wait
The things I get are quite acceptable at best
So how much longer before I’m happy?
It’s getting tiresome, I want to go to bed

I’ve noticed most people stop thinking
once they’ve reached the age of seventeen
oh how I wish I was one of them
instead I’m still a kid
a stupid, sad, ugly kid
trapped in a body of a stupid, sad, ugly man
oh, how I wish I was one of them
how I wish I was one of them

They say when you’re older you are also wiser
I don’t recall a change in the last ten years
I’m as stupid as I always thought I was
and others’ wisdom also don’t appeal to me

They say good things come to those who wait
The things I get are quite acceptable at best
So how much longer before I’m happy?
It’s getting tiresome, I want to go to bed

(Grant)

(I Wonder Why) My Career’s In Danger

My marketing gave 100 percent
My street teams are just excellent
There is no dime that I haven’t spent
But people tell me my career’s in danger

There is no journo that I haven’t bribed
I flashed my tits and cracked a smile
I fucked the Hello editor all night
But my label tells me my career’s in danger

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

Popjustice won’t review my song
Pop music blogs label it a joke
I just don’t know what I’m doing wrong
Why people tell me my career’s in danger

Front pages are mine from London to New York
Yet they all seem to think that I’m a dork
I flashed my pussy but that also didn’t work
People still tell me my career’s in danger

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

I married a footballer but it didn’t help
I tried to dance for England but I only came third
I mentioned my friend George and now he doesn’t call
I wonder how my career’s in danger?!

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

‘Not so much a has been, more a never was’
That, my dear, was the exact quote
‘She might be famous but she’ll never be a star’
‘Couldn’t sing to save her life’

‘We’re afraid that the album’s on hold’
‘Concerts are cancelled, cos nobody wants to come’
‘You need to cover My Heart Will Go On’
I wonder what went wrong?!

(Grant)

I Want To Be The Human League

I was born 20 years too late
it wouldn’t even do to emigrate
in make up and high heeled shoes I feel
not as much cool as surreal

I want to be The Human League
to meet Louise and feel Fascination
Alternatively I will be New Order
Blue Monday will mark the State Of The Nation

You’ve never seen me on TV
my computer is too big to fit on the screen
I don’t know how to play a guitar
In 1981 I could have been a star

I want to be The Human League
to meet Louise and feel Fascination
Alternatively I will be Pet Shop Boys
West End Girls will reach Liberation

I want to be The Human League
to meet Louise and feel Fascination
Alternatively Heaven 17
All I desire is Temptation

I go to work from nine to five
I dream of a quite different life
Don’t want a house, don’t want a car
I want to be a kinky pop star

(Grant)

Love Moves

One day you wake up alone again
And welcome the new day
With sudden touch of coldness on your face

You despair and feel afraid
That you will never find a way
To share your life with someone night and day

It takes a long time to move on
Especially when the feeling’s strong
You’re feeling that you have been wronged
And you won’t ever trust no one

Imaginary conversations
With one who took his love away
And every time you speak, you win
Yet still, away he stays.

*

One day you wake up and you’re free
From his hold on your soul
It takes a while to realise
That love has died and gone

You go out, you meet another guy
He’s horrible, and then you cry
You feel like you have lost your chance
Alone, depressed and shy

And then you go out yet again,
ecause, let’s face it, that’s the way
You meet another men or two
And suddenly think: I like you

It takes a while, then the loving comes
The signal gets a strong response
The bodies meet between the sheets
And the love moves repeat.

*

Love is a damn powerful drug;
Its allure is its newness.
It always feels like the first time,
Experience seems quite useless.

You never know what’s gonna be,
or how long it will last.
But when love takes you in its arms,
You can’t go back to past.

You’re never ever gonna win;
Love’s mastered its own game.
It moves a pawn and takes your queen;
It seems to always end the same.

Yet we believe that we can win,
’cause there are some who have.
Who knows, maybe this time things will
for once go our way?

*

Who knows, it might last forever?
Forever and a day
Who knows, it might last forever?
Forever and a day

(Grant)

Love Criminal

I’ve been good, I’ve been bad
I’ve been wicked, I’ve been mad
I’ve been happy, I’ve been sad
but I’m not broken

It’s so easy to lose faith in
love and loving, women and men
but for better or worse I’m still
on the loose

So lock up your son, husband and father
Hold on tighter to your lover
Cos I’m going out to hunt again

Love criminal should be arrested
love criminal should be assessed and
love criminal should be locked away for life

I’ve seen worse and better days
I have cried and will again
I’ve had many a sleepless night
over a boy or two

And it’s so hard to keep believing
one day in the future he will
step down from the sky and pick me
from the ground

So lock up your son, husband and father
Hold on tighter to your lover
Cos I’m going out to hunt again

Love criminal should be arrested
love criminal should be assessed and
love criminal should be locked away for life

Like a kamikaze I am
ready for the agony
the neverending pain of love
until the death finally sets me free

Love criminal should be arrested
love criminal should be assessed and
love criminal should be locked away for life

Love criminal should be arrested
love criminal should be assessed and
love criminal should be locked away for life

(Grant)

End (I Wonder)

You and I
we thought love was forever
we thought we built something stronger than this

You and I
we were meant to be different
we were meant to last

so why did you have to be you
why did I have to be me
why did we have to be us
why did it all have to turn into
ghosts of lovers past

Don’t we know
life gives no second chances?
will we ever be happy again?

We screwed up everything
that we had
worst of all, we have screwed up our love

so why did you have to be you
why did I have to be me
why did we have to be us
why did it all have to die, oh I, oh I, oh I…

…I wonder

I wonder, I wonder, I wonder, I wonder, I wonder, I wonder…

I thought we were different
I thought we were meant to last

Alive

I’ve never seen you sober
you take me out of reality
my thinking patterns alter
whenever you’re with me
I can’t believe the way you know me
it’s like you have discovered a key
to the souls of many men
and now I am one of them

this feeling scares me deeply but it’s too late
I already belong to you
there’s nothing that I could save
you gave me magic then you turned away
my life is an empty shell
without the touch of your hands

why don’t you want me to be the only?
why do I want you so much, so much
why did you change my life, who asked you?
I still remember happy times

naked in front of the wall of fire
my flesh is burning but I’ve
never felt so alive
alive

(Grant)

Maybe

you might be one of those born lucky
or you mighta not be one of them
maybe you might test it baby
check it check it maybe
maybe you are not one of them
remember that one time, yeah, only one time
that one time you like to forget
you might have it baby, who knows baby, maybe
you have lost in a russian roulette

maybe, baby, you will get it
maybe you will get it baby
maybe, baby, you will get it
maybe you will get it baby
maybe, baby, you will get it
maybe you will get it baby
maybe, maybe you already have it now

you think that you’re safe cos you don’t share a needle
or you think there are pills for all
you think you’re immortal because you’re eighteen
let me tell ya that the virus doesn’t know
remember that darkroom, remember it baby
eight men, seven or nine?
it was fucking hot and it was hot fucking
but baby, maybe you have it now

maybe, baby, you will get it
maybe you will get it baby
maybe, baby, you will get it
maybe you will get it baby
maybe, baby, you will get it
maybe you will get it baby
maybe, maybe you already have it now

(Grant)

Special

When yet again
we jump into
the ocean of desire

How special can
be the man
who sets your skin on fire?

Dark, sweet, sensual
incredible magician
Tender, warm and beautiful…
clearly nothing special

When every night
a similar fight
progresses on the sheets

Yet it’s his lips
upon your skin
creating warmest dreams?

Dark, sweet, sensual
incredible magician
Tender, warm and beautiful…
clearly nothing special

Like chocolate silk
like honey milk
like a touch deep inside

but when the dawn
kicks in the door
you wake back to real life

Dark, sweet, sensual
incredible magician
Tender, warm and beautiful…
clearly nothing to remember
easily replaced
nothing’s ever changed
everything’s the same
just like every day

(Grant)

Phantom

dreaming of pictures where you see me and you
inventing schemes and shorter routes to fame
seeing you on the screen I want to be you
how come you do not even know my name

this can not be wrong
when it feels so good
we would get along
I am sure we would
you must call my name
like I’m calling yours
there’s no other man
who has seen my soul

touch me when I kiss your lips and
be with me when we go deep and
let’s melt into one and turn
into a burning phantom

electricity powers your hungry veins
there’s fire in your eyes that I have seen in mine
you’re moving just like I would have been moving
radioactive light beams from your skin so bright

this can not be wrong (so I)
when it feels so good (begin)
we would get along (to think)
I am sure we would (of sin)
you must call my name (the light)
like I’m calling yours (so bright)
there’s no other man (it burns)
who has seen my soul (inside)

touch me when I kiss your lips and
be with me when we go deep and
let’s melt into one and turn
into a burning phantom

(Grant)