* SONGS FOR AN EMPTY STREET

Lyrics:

(All songs by Sirclo, except ^)

1 - STILL

Picking up my heels
I could feel real steel
On my heels, it's appeal made me feel
The real deal

Picking up the hat
Picking up the cane
Cleaning up the act
Tightening the game

How about a dance?
You in the trance pants
Me and Lance think there might be a chance for
Romance

Still, be still
Relax ...
It's hard, but harder still
If you try...

Kiss or hit
Think about it
Neither nor the other is quite
The right fit

Step by step
Try to work it out
One more generation then...
Lights out

Hit or miss
Nothing is amiss
A beginning and a middle
And it ends...
Like this

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2 - LESS

Faces on the TV
Voices on the wire
Stoking up the fire
Get me feeling peevy
Try to make me want something
Try to make me love
Something in this virtual mess

Soon I obsess
Am I shrinking, am I growing
I wonder how I'm going
It's hard not knowing
Then it's a race
To the bottom, just in case
Next time I might get less

Less
Don't need any extra
Or maybe I can text ya if I do
Read between the lines, what's yours is what's mine
And mine is yours, I guess

The side of the bus
Says the burgers are delicious
They're not so delicious
About a B plus
We'd much rather eat
Something good, something tasty
That won't make us feel too suss

Less
Don't wanna cause a schism
Or any other 'ism you can name
But a bit less data is probably a starter
If you wanna be a martyr for less

Less
Don't wanna get religious
It might become litigious if I do
If you wanna see nirvana or multiply your prana
Then flavour your banana with less

More or less
Such a no-brainer
Nothing more plainer I confess
Seems so easy - peasy, Japanesey
Maybe just too easy, I guess?

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3 IF IT WAS UP TO ME

Well, I've got good reason
For standing here today
My spleen won't leave me alone
Here is my soapbox
Somewhere for my rocks
When I get 'em off with you

Its been too long
Since I wrote a song
Like in the old days, with parts A and B
And maybe a chorus
That old dinosaurus
Jumping on beats one and three

Well if it was up to me
If it was up to me

Life in this city
Is so curious to me
It brings me completely undone
So many dealings
So many feelings
But which is the ultimate one?

Well I have to wonder
If I'll find my thunder
Back where I left it, around '93
And maybe my mojo
My get up and go-go
Still jumping on beats one and three

Well if it was up to me
If it was up to me
Well if it was up to me
If it was up to me

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4 OLDER WOMEN

Boney said to Josie,
You're my good luck charm
You commandeered my bedroom
And helped me save the farm
Josie said to Boney
Hey what you think you're doin?
You're spending all our francs man
You really got me spewin'

Edward said to Wallis
Hey I love your work
You treat me like an arsehole
Treat me like a jerk
Alice said to Gertrude
Well you can have the floor
I'll be in the background
Kind of out the door

Older women are so nice
With their patience and sacrifice
Older women are so fun
Been that way since the big bang … son

I'm interested in you
In the way you look and feel
You're interested in us
And moments we can steal
I love the colour of your dress
I love your cuban heels
And that thing behind your eyes
You never quite reveal

Older women understand
Youngsters need a helping hand
Older women are so tough
Got no time for the other stuff

Baby, baby, make my heart beat harder
It's been so long since I held you tight
Let's give up on the 'yada yada yada'
You think that might be alright?

Older women are so nice
With their patience and sacrifice
Older women are so fun
Been that way since the big bang … son

Edward and Wallis
Boney and Josephine
Gertrude and Alice
And Wolverine …
Juan and Evita
Cleo and Antony
All of them living
The dream

Older women get it in one
Medium rare, not overdone
For older women, it's crystal clear
Same, same, every fiscal year

Baby, baby, make my heart beat harder
It's been so long since I held you tight
Let's give up on the 'yada yada yada'
You think that might be alright?

Baby, baby, make my heart beat harder
It's been so long since I held you tight
Let's give up on the 'yada yada yada'
You think that might be alright?
Let's give up on the 'yada yada yada'
You think that might be alright?

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5 THE SKEPTIC

There's a rumour going round
In the big end of town
That the hedge boys ruled ok
It wasn't their fault
The money in the vault
Disappeared when we looked away
Then again all the men
Who told each other when then
Will never be the same again
If the only way is up
You have to fill your cup
Don't give up like you did back then
Just listen and learn
It's in the long term
One day you'll live in your dream
Try not to squint
As you read the fine print
Not a thing is ever as it seems

Well we all want a bit
You must admit
There's a wannabe at every turn
You get sucked in
By the ten dollar grin
Gullibility to burn
Pretty soon you feel fine
Signing on the bottom line
Looking good, I'm telling you what
It's only human nature
If a smooth-talker makes you
Take a mortgage on the family plot
When it all hits the fan
It's the same old plan
You give back the house and then
Well it's anybody's guess
Flip a coin more or less
If you're gonna go around again

So how to break the cycle
When every Dick or Michael
Gonna take another million from you?
What I'd like to suggest
After quite a long quest
No-one gonna give you a clue
If you're starting to believe
Then it's time to relieve yourself
Of all the monkeys up on your back
Just let it all go
Go with the flow
Pretty soon you'll be back on track
Just one more thing
And we're all happening
You don't wanna listen to me
I was nearly apoplectic
So I'm gonna be a skeptic
It's the only way I'll ever be free

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6 IN BETWEEN GIRL

^ (Sirclo/Henri Metcalfe)

Another Journey across the sky
Caught in a web of love and lies
Another promise along the wires
I'm strung out on your alibis

Another city without a name
Walking by myself down lovers lane
Too many heartaches to feel more pain
I waited for you but you never came

You're my in-between girl
A flower in my heart
In the game of love
You always play a part
You tell me that you love me
I hope that it's true
But I'm caught in-between
When I'm messing 'round with you

Another partner, another dance
The dice is loaded, so I'll take a chance
Give that stranger another glance
Maybe this time, I can find romance

You're my in-between girl
A flower in my heart
In the game of love
You always play a part
I tell you how I need you
You know that it's true
I gamble my emotions
I've got nothing left to lose

In between girl, I like to think you love me
But somehow I know, you're not thinking of me
You tell me how you love me
How I wish it was true
But I know you, always looking for something new

In between girl, don't know where you belong
Without a destination, words without a song
I tell you how I love you, you know that it's true
But you're caught inbetween, always waiting there for … who?

In between girl, I like to think you love me
But somehow I know, you're not thinking of me
You tell me how you love me
How I wish it was true
But I know you, always looking for something new

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7 SAIGON TEA

^ (Sirclo/Anon)

Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie
He no buy me Saigon Tea
Saigon Tea cost many, many P
Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie

Choi-oi Mama-San
Won't you get my washing done?
Choi-doc Papa-San
Your pipe is like a smoking gun

Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie
He no buy me Saigon Tea
Saigon Tea cost many, many P
Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie

What your name, where you come from?
What you want, what your game?
Sin-loi Suzie, take it slow
Love your extras, love your show

Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie
Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie

We go to heaven, Aussie
You and me short time
No one here is watching
Except the conga line

Hey-ho Romeo
Sorry to condescending
But maybe Uncle Ho
Provide your happy ending

Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie
He no buy me Saigon Tea
Saigon Tea cost many, many P
Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie

Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie
He no buy me Saigon Tea
Uoc-dai-loi, cheap charlie

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8 A HOLE IN MY HEAD

I've pretty much done everything to be done
No more highs, no more fun
Time seems right to go find a gun

Oh no, I got a hole in my head
Too late, I got a hole in my head
Fuck me, I got a hole in my head
Wish I didn't have a hole in my head

Remember when life was so much fun?
Funny walks and funny runs
Now the only fun is a loaded gun
And a hole in the head of number one

Oh no, I've got a hole in my head
Too late, I got a hole in my head
Fuck me, I got a hole in my head
Wish I didn't have a hole in my head

I'd like to go back to yesterday
Well, maybe a day before yesterday
Fun to talk, fun to play
Before I blew myself away

Oh no, I've got a hole in my head
Too late, I got a hole in my head
Fuck me, I got a hole in my head
Wish I didn't have a hole in my head

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9 LLOYD AND SEBASTIAN

(Instrumental)

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10 TWO CAN

I bought a spotted tee shirt and some overalls
Giant shoes with big toes and a Rudolph nose
Had this grand ambition, to make the people laugh
Finding my position in the photograph

Even Stephen can't get even
To first base with Daisy
She sells sea shells, she knows he smells
And she knows he's lazy

So I packed my suitcase, joined the vagabonds
Left behind my true love, what was I thinking of?
It's just that circus people seem to understand
If one or three should do it ... or two can

Towns of love and hate and fear
And crooks and pimps and bankers
So rarified an atmosphere
There is no room for wankers

When the magic happens it's never by design
Always so surprising, like a kiss, for mine
I made my bed and lay there alone with you each night
Strangest moon above us, you can't believe the light

Catch me, catch me if you can
Parting's such sweet sorrow
Your well-hung hoochie - coochie man
Won't be 'round tomorrow

It's a gone conclusion, we went our separate ways
To avoid confusion, we left the house ablaze
So now you know the secret of this tandem plan
One or three won't do it ... but two can

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