lyrics

Are You Satisfied?
Bad Kidz
Blindfold Me
Daddy Was A Sailor
Family Jewels
Girls (Calm Down)
Girls (Fast Cars)
Girls (Album)
Guilty
Hermit The Frog
Hermit The Frog (demo)
Hollywood (single version)
Hollywood (album version)
Horror Pop
I Am Not A Robot
Jealousy
Mowgli's Road
Numb
Obsessions
Oh No!
The Outsider
The Outsider (demo)
Philosopher My Arse
Plastic Rainbow
Porn Is Good For The Soul
Rootless
Seventeen
Shampain
Simplify
Starlight
This Is L.A.
Troubled Mind
(All songs written by Marina Diamond unless otherwise specified).

Are You Satisfied?

I was pulling out my hair
The day I cut the deal
Chemically calm
Was I meant to feel happy
That my life was just about to change

One life pretending to be
The cow that got the cream
Oh, everybody said
Marina is a dreamer
People like to tell you what you're gonna be
It's not my problem if you don't see what I see
And I do not give a damn if you don't believe
My problem, it's my problem
That I never am happy
It's my problem, it's my problem
On how fast I will succeed

Are you satisfied with an average life
Do I need to lie to make my way in life

High achiever don't you see
Baby, nothing comes for free
They say I'm a control freak
Driven by a greed to succeed
Nobody can stop me

Cause it's my problem
If I wanna pack up and run away
It's my business if I feel the need to
Smoke and drink and sway
It's my problem, it's my problem
If I feel the need to hide
It's my problem if I have no friends
And feel I want to die

Are you satisfied with an average life
Do I need to lie to make my way in life

Are you satisfied with an easy ride
Once you cross the line
Will you be satisfied?

Sad inside
In this life
Unsatisfied praying
Sad inside
In this life
Unsatisfied waiting

Are you satisfied with an average life
Do I need to lie to make my way in life

Are you satisfied with an easy ride
Once you cross the line
Will you be satisfied?

Black, White
(Are you satisfied, are you satisfied?)
Black, White
(Are you satisfied, are you satisfied?)
Black, White
(Are you satisfied, are you satisfied?)
Black, White
(Are you satisfied, are you satisfied?)
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Bad Kidz

We came to an agreement in good health
That if no-one would take care of us
We'd be fine by ourselves
It was time to cut the views
Of those who don't deserve our spit
Why is it that we crave the praise
From the people who least deserve it

If you gave us a flower
We'd sit and we'd water it
But instead we watch you weave your webs
And you wait for us to fly into it
You act like you're a strong ant
We all act like we're weak
If only you'd quit trying to cripple
Our dancing feet

(Give and forgive)

Bad kids, bad kids
Slip through your hands like liquid
Bad kids, bad kids
Vanish when you shut your eyelids
They'll vanish when you shut your eyelids

Thinking of it is painful
It's better to accept it all
Thinking of all the mothers and the daughters
And the fathers and the sons
Who are waiting for a call
That says I didn't mean it
I love you for who you are
Whether you make it in this sick industry or not
You'll always be our special star

He said, if I became a pretty flower
Would you sit and talk to me?
Oh my roots, my roots are getting old
And I'm getting, I'm getting, I'm getting, lonely, lonely
I'll play Superman, I'll make you feel safe
So why are you disappointed?
Everything that I did for you means nothing
Coz you've turned out to be wicked

Bad kids, bad kids
Vanish when you shut your eyelids
Bad kids, bad kids
Slip off your skin like liquid
Yeah, they slip off your skin like liquid

I'm a tangled ball of string
I'm a criminal, you're the victim
I am a cat and you are the mouse
And I am the milkmaid that killed all the cows

Am I the oil that stained your skin?
Am I the storm that sunk your ship?
You are the horse and I the cart
Persue, persue, persue
It's not me, it's not me, it's not me
That broke your heart
That broke your heart
That broke your heart
That broke your heart
ah-ah-ah

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Blindfold Me

I had a feeling when I met you
Didn't think liars eye came in blue
I smell a little bit of danger
And got my heart handcuffed to a stranger
I am a fool to not cut the ties
That bind the eyes that loved you

Blindfold me

My mother says, run as fast as you can
Narrow roads lead to narrow minded men
My skin is sizzling, it might have been you
But you were busy walking in your daddy's shoes
Love is cruel
When you realise what you give got life
To someone that has given up on you

Blindfold me

I'm thinking and say I think a lot of you
Regardless of what you did
And what I didn't do
Jealousy made you want to own me
And that was what left us both a little lonely

I'm smart, I'm dumb
I'm rich, I am poor
I am fat, I am thin
This type of love don't wanna win

Nobody's gonna blindfold me

Blindfold me
Blindfold me

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Daddy Was A Sailor

Grandpa was a minor
And he gave me my black art
Glittered rivers of black coal dust
Tore our country apart

Covered in coal dust
Waking up too early in the morning
Covered in coal dust
Waiting for the moment the canary sings

Mama was a mermaid
And a Carnaby Street gal
She could have been a model
But she spent her life mopping up spilt milk

Covered in sea salt
Would he, could he, be home when the stars came out to party
Covered in sea salt
Yeah I know it was my fault
That he always ran away because he didn't want me

Oh, daddy was a sailor
And he gave me a black heart
Oh, daddy was a sailor
The only man that could tear me apart

Daddy, daddy, daddy

Sister dances salsa
And she chants just like a queen
I was a non-believer when she told me I was free

Auntie Emy was a medium
And she worked the Ouija board
Seeking out the lost souls
And taking men back to the Lord

Oh but daddy still was a sailor
And he gave me a black heart
Oh, daddy was a sailor
The only man that could tear me apart

Daddy, daddy, daddy

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Family Jewels

I can't break the cycle
Am I just a fool?
Falling down like dominos
Hit by family jewels

Pass it down from kid to kid
The chain will never end
Unless I decide to go to it
Will I see the end?

Oh, don't you find it strange?
Only thing we share is one last name
Did I beat you at your own game?
Typical of me to put us all to shame

Welcome to the family jewels
Coal to diamonds, sold to fools
Welcome to the family jewels
Simmer and suffer, can't keep his cool
I can't keep my cool
I can't keep my cool

Family said that I decided
To live a loveless life
Is it my fault we stay divided
'Cause I've got too much pride
Pass the parcel, wrap unwrap
And open up the locks
Out come flying all the secrets
Of Pandora's Box

Oh you think I'm unfit
Little did you know that I was cut for it
No glass slipper will ever fit
'Cause I could never see a diamond in it

Welcome to the family jewels
Coal to diamonds, sold to fools
Welcome to the family jewels
Simmer and suffer, can't keep his cool
I can't keep my cool
I can't keep my cool

And when we're in the dark
It echos in your heart
And when you're far away
It becons me to stay

And when we're in the dark
It echos in your heart
And when you're far away
It becons me to stay

Welcome to the family jewels
Coal to diamonds, sold to fools
Welcome to the family jewels
Simmer and suffer, can't keep his cool

Welcome to the family jewels
Coal to diamonds, sold to fools
Welcome to the family jewels
Simmer and suffer, can't keep his cool

I can't keep my cool
I can't keep my cool
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Girls (Calm Down)

Look like a girl but I think like a guy
Not ladylike to behave like a slime
Easy to be sleazy when you've got a filthy mind
You stick to your yogurts
I'll stick to my apple pie

Girls are not meant to fight dirty
Never look a day past thirty
I love your Botox bitch, I'll curtsy for you

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never befriend me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)

Girls, oh girls, wag your tails to the beat
Of Girls Aloud, oh the journos in heat
Write such good stories
Oh their mothers must be proud
Making money of your insecurity and doubt

Girls are not meant to fight dirty
Never look a day past thirty
I love your Botox bitch, I'll curtsy for you

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never befriend me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na" (na na na na na)

Calm down, I'm not going to steal your boyfriend
No need to brand him in between the eyes
Calm down, I'm not gonna to steal your boyfriend
So quit burning holes in me with your eyes

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never befriend me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na" (na na na na na)

(Written by Marina Diamond, Liam Howe and Pascal Gabriel)

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Girls (Fast Cars)

Look like a girl but I think like a guy
Not ladylike to behave like a slime
Easy to be sleazy when you've got a filthy mind
You stick to your yogurts
I'll stick to my apple pie

Girls are not meant to fight dirty
Never look a day past thirty
Not gonna bend over and curtsy for you

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never befriend me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na" (na na na na na)

Girls, oh girls, buying cheap magazines
Cut out the face and you cut out the dream
Coz this was all you ever wanted to be
Give in and you go to fuel a new security

Girls are not meant to fight dirty
Never look a day past thirty
Not gonna bend over and curtsey for you

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never hear from me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)

I feel I've been riding in a fast car
Burning dirty gas won't get you that far
I feel I've been riding up the wrong path
But I'm gonna make sure I get the last laugh

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never befriend me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na" (na na na na na)

Girls, wag your tails to the beat (na na na na na)

(Written by Marina Diamond, Liam Howe and Pascal Gabriel)

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Girls (Album)

Look like a girl but I think like a guy
Not ladylike to behave like a slime
Easy to be sleazy when you've got a filthy mind
You stick to your yogurts
I'll stick to my apple pie

Girls are not meant to fight dirty
Never look a day past thirty
Not gonna bend over and curtsy for you

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never befriend me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na" (na na na na na)

Girls, oh girls, wag your tails to the beat
Of Girls Aloud, oh the journos in heat
Write such good stories
Oh their mothers must be proud
Making money of your insecurity and doubt

Girls are not meant to fight dirty
Never look a day past thirty
Not gonna bend over and curtsey for you

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never hear from me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)

I feel I've been riding in a fast car
Burning dirty gas won't get you that far
I feel I've been riding up the wrong path
But I'm gonna make sure I get the last laugh

Is there any possibility
You'll quit gossiping about me
To hide your insecurities
All you say is "blah, blah"

Girls they never befriend me
Because I fall asleep when they speak
Of all the calories they eat
All they say is "na na na na na" (na na na na na)
All they say is "na na na" (na na na na na)

Girls, wag your tails to the beat (na na na na na)

(Written by Marina Diamond, Liam Howe and Pascal Gabriel)

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Guilty

I was dreaming something dark
Hiding body parts
A broken dog, a broken leg
I left it cold, I left it dead

Oh I'm a guilty one
And know what I have done
Yeah, I'm a troubled one
And I won't be forgiven

Guilty on the run
And I know what I have done
Guilty on the run
And I'm never forgiven

I was just a kid
That you could not forgive
Because it's harder

I was just a kid
And all I really wanted was my father

I killed a dog so small and rare
Touched his technicolour hair
I left it bruised and black and lame
I left it running full of shame

Oh I'm a guilty one
And know what I have done
Yeah, I'm a troubled one
And I won't be forgiven

Guilty on the run
And I know what I have done
Guilty on the run
And I'm never forgiven

I was just a kid
That you could not forgive
Because it's harder

I was just a kid
And all I really wanted was my father

Spent years singing to forget
Spent years singing "no regret"
Then suddenly it all becomes clear
I've been sorry all these years

I was just a kid
That you could not forgive
Because it's harder

I was just a kid
And all I really wanted was my father

Guilty on the run
And I know what I have done
Guilty on the run
And I'm never forgiven

Guilty on the run
And I know what I have done
Guilty on the run
And I'm never forgiven

(Written by Marina Diamond, Richard Stannard and Ash Howes)

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Hermit The Frog

Yeah I feel I'm watered down
Whenever he's around
I put on the crown of clowns
And melt slowly to the ground

Yeah I feel it coming on
When I've been static for too long
And an explosion comes in time
Before I go and cross the line

They say you used to be so kind
I never knew you had such a dirty mind
Well, I went to the doctors believing
The devil had control over me
I was finding it hard to breath and
Finding it hard to fight the feeling

When my heart just burst like a glass balloon
And let it fly too high and it shattered too soon
I was the wrong damn girl in the wrong damn room
I broke my glass balloon
I let go of my glass balloon

Oh oh oh

They call him Hermit the Frog
He's looking for a dog
Did you find your bitch in me
Oh you're abominable socially
You're just a little bit too much like me

She says you used to be so kind
Well baby I give you your dirty mind
Well I, I wanna tell you a secret
You can take your double standard love and keep it
I can't help the devil likes to make my heart a double bed
And I can't help he sometimes like to come and rest his little head

When my heart just burst like a glass balloon
And let it fly too high and it shattered too soon
I was the wrong damn girl in the wrong damn room
I broke my glass balloon
I let go of my glass balloon

Oh my heart just burst like a glass balloon
We let them fly too high and they shattered too soon
Are we the wrong damn people in the wrong damn room
We broke our glass balloons
We let go of their glass balloons
We broke our glass balloon
Let go of my glass balloon

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Hermit The Frog (demo)

Yeah I feel I'm watered down
Whenever he's around
I put on the crown of clowns
And melt slowly to the ground

Yeah I feel it coming on
When I've been static for too long
And an explosion comes in time
Before I go and cross the line
Oh yeah, I go and cross the line

Think before you blurt
Out the words you say to hurt
Coz next week you'll be all ooo ooo

They say you used to be so kind
I never knew you had such a dirty mind
Well, I went to the doctors believing
The devil had control over me
I was finding it hard to breath and
Finding it hard to fight the feeling

That my heart just burst like a glass balloon
And that it fly too high and it shattered too soon
I was the wrong damn girl in the wrong damn room
I broke my glass balloon
I let go of my glass balloon

Oh oh oh

They call him Hermit the Frog
He's looking for a dog
Did you find a bitch in me
Oh you're abominable socially
You're just a little bit too much like me

Think before you blurt
Out the words you say to hurt
Coz last week I was so ooo ooo
But now it'll be you ooo ooo

She says you used to be so kind
Well baby I give you your dirty mind
Well I, I wanna tell you a secret
You can take your double standard love and keep it
I can't help the devil likes to make my heart a double bed
And I can't help he sometimes like to come and rest his little head

When my heart just burst like a glass balloon
We let them fly too high and they shattered too soon
They'll be the wrong damn people in the wrong damn room
We broke our glass balloons
We let go of their glass balloons
We broke our glass balloons
Let go of my glass balloon

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Hollywood Infected Your Brain

American queen is the American dream
American queen is the American dream

She is a Polish girl in America
Tall, tanned, hot blond, called Anya
I asked her why would you want to be a Hollywood wife
"Because I don't want to end up living in a dive on Vine"

You'd do anything for a dime
Looking for the golden life

CHORUS::
Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain, oh oh
(I've been) Living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams, oh oh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

A fat security making plays for me
As soon as I touch down in, old L.A., he said...
"Oh my god, you look just like Shakira
No no, you're Catherine Zeta"
Actually, my name's Marina

Your mind is just like mine
All filled up with things benign
You're looking for the golden life

CHORUS REPEAT

American dream is the American queen
American queen is the American dream
Is the American dream

CHORUS REPEAT TWICE

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Hollywood Infected Your Brain

American queen is the American dream
American queen is the American dream

She is a Polish girl in America
Tall, tanned, hot blond, called Anya
I asked her why would you want to be a Hollywood wife
"Because I don't want to end up living in a dive on Vine"
A dive on Vine"

Air hostesses doing gossip magazine
Crosswords on a flight to JFK
Thirty nine years old
With a mile high sheen
Trying to stimulate a mind
That is slowly starting to decay
I itch my skin, I jump up and say
Lady, I know why your thoughts turn gray

CHORUS:
Hollywood infected your brain
You wanted kissing in the rain, oh oh
(I've been) Living in a movie scene
Puking American dreams, oh oh
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America
I'm obsessed with the mess that's America

A fat security making plays for me
As soon as I touch down in, old L.A., he said...
"Oh my god, you look just like Shakira
No no, you're Catherine Zeta"
Actually, my name's Marina

Your mind is just like mine
All filled up with things benign
You're looking for the golden life

CHORUS REPEAT

American dream is the American queen
American queen is the American dream
Is the American dream

CHORUS REPEAT TWICE

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Horror Pop

You are a horror, you are a horror
You are the same, same, same horoscope as me, yeah
You're like a zebra, even a tea-bra
You're like a zebra and a tigra, or a Libra like me, yeah

I hoped you were a Gemini
But I thought, well I'll give him a try
I never fell in love with other Libras
They were too flashy and bleat just like zebras
They reminded me of me (they were just like me)
Caught by the buffaloes feasted on for all to see

The weighing scales they broke my back
That's what imbalanced me
I fell in love but I didn't look back
To see if he was looking back at me

Oh I'm a horror and I'm so nervous, you have seen
That I'm a horror, no you're not horrible like me

You are a horror, you are a horror
Why did you have to be the same horoscope as me, yeah
You know I'll make you, you know I'll break you
I know you can't cope with my instability, yeah

Well I hoped you were a Gemini
But I thought, well I'll give him a try (try)
I never fell in love with other Libras
They were too flashy and bleat just like zebras
They reminded me of me (me, me, me)
Caught by the buffaloes feasted on for all to see (do you see)

The weighing scales they broke my back
That's what imbalanced me
I fell in love but I didn't look back
To see if he was looking back at me

Oh you're a horror are you're so nervous, I have seen
That you're a horror, you're just as horrible as me

The weighing scales they broke my back
That's what imbalanced me
I fell in love but I didn't look back
To see if he was looking back at me

(that's funny)

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I Am Not A Robot

You've been acting awful tough lately
Smoking a lot of cigarettes lately
But inside, you're just a little baby
It's okay to say you've got a weak spot
You don't always have to be on top
Better to be hated than loved, loved, love for what you're not

You're vulnerable, you're vulnerable
You are not a robot
You're lovable, so lovable
But you're just troubled

Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot
Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot

You've been hanging with the unloved kids
Who you never really liked and you never trusted
But you are so magnetic, you pick up all the pins
Never committing to anything
You don't pick up the phone when it ring, ring, rings
Don't be so pathetic, just open up and sing

I'm vulnerable, I'm vulnerable
I am not a robot
You're lovable, so lovable
But you're just troubled

Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot
Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot

Can you teach me how to feel real?
Can you turn my power off?
And let the drum beat drop

Guess what? I'm not a robot (x2)

Guess what? I'm not a robot, a robot (x4)

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Jealousy

I'm embarrassed to confess
I am a jealous girlfriend
I want you to belong to me
But I think they call that jealousy

I never say a word
In case I come off needy
I never say a word
Leave you before you leave me

What is taking over me? Jealousy
A bubbling inside of me? It's jealousy
Controlling me, it's coming after me
It's so easy, when you don't belong to me

Is it you or is it me
When you talk about beauty
Makes me feel so ugly
But I think that they call that jealousy

I never say a word
In case I come off needy
I never say a word
Leave you before you leave me

What is taking over me? Jealousy
A bubbling inside of me? It's jealousy
Controlling me, it's coming after me
It's so easy, when you don't belong to me

I think I'm fine, I think I'm tough
Until I go and fall in love
I always try hard to conceal
But the more I hide, the worse I feel

Jealousy, jealousy

What is taking over me? Jealousy
A bubbling inside of me? It's jealousy
Controlling me, it's coming after me
It's so easy, when you don't belong to me

Jealousy, it's jealousy

(Written by Marina Diamond, Richard Stannard and Ash Howes)

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Mowgli's Road

Cuckoo (cuckoo)
Cuckoo (cuckoo)
Cuckoo (cuckoo)
Cuckoo (cuckoo)

Ten silver spoons coming after me,
One life with one dream on repeat.
I'll escape if I try hard enough,
'Till King of the Jungle calls my bluff

Oh Lord (Oh Lord)
I have been sold (I have been sold)
That I must take the unforsaken road (forsaken road)
There's a fork in the road
I'll do as I am told
And I don't know, don't know, don't know, don't, don't
Who-oo-oo-oo-ooo I want to be

Cuckoo (cuckoo)
Cuckoo (cuckoo)
Cuckoo (cuckoo, cuckoo)

You say Y-E-S to everything
Will that guarantee you a win?
Do you think you will be good enough
To love others and to be loved?

Oh Lord (Oh Lord),
Now I can see (now I can see)
The cutlery will keep on chasing me (forsaken road)
There's a fork in the road
I'll do as I am told
And I don't know, don't know, don't know, don't know
Who-oo-oo-oo-ooo I want to be.

We are the spoons metally mean.
We scooped our way into your dreams
To knock the knives out bloody cold.
And lead you down the unforsaken road.

[whistle]

(Forsaken road)
There's a fork in the road (road)
I'll do as I am told
And I don't know, don't know, don't know, don't know
Who-oo-oo-oo-ooo I want to be.

Cuckoo

(Written by Marina Diamond and Liam Howe)

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Numb

One track mind like a gold fish
Stuck inside my petri dish
I can't breath and I can't smile
This better be worth my while

I feel numb most of the time
The lower I get the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I got dark only to shine
Looking for the golden light
Oh, it's a reasonable sacrifice
Burn, burn, burn bright

Forgo family, forgo friends
It's how it started, how it ends
I can open up and cry
Coz I've been silent all my life

I feel numb most of the time
The lower I get the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I got dark only to shine
Looking for the golden light
Oh it's a reasonable sacrifice
Burn, burn, burn bright
Burn, burn, burn bright

Oh, I get dark oh and I'm in hell
I need a friend, oh but I can't yell
Yeah, I'm no good, no good to anyone
Coz all I care about is being number one

Shine, looking for the golden light
Oh it's a reasonable sacrifice

Shine, looking for the golden light
Oh it's a reasonable sacrifice (sacrifice)

I feel numb most of the time
The lower I get the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I got dark only to shine

And I light up the sky
Stars that burn the brightest
Fall so fast and pass you by
Cough like empty lighters

I feel numb most of the time
The lower I get the higher I'll climb
And I will wonder why
I get dark only to shine

And I light up the sky
Stars that burn the brightest
Fall so fast and pass you by
Spark like empty lighters

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Obsessions

Sunday, wake up, give me a cigarette.
Last night's love affair is looking vulnerable in my bed
Silk sheet, blue dawn, Colgate, tongue warm
Won't you quit your crying? I can't sleep
One minute I'm a little sweetheart
And next minute you are an absolute creep

We've got obsessions
I want to wipe out all the sad ideas that come to me when I am holding you
We've got obsessions
All you ever think about are sick ideas involving me, involving you

Supermarket, oh what packet of crackers to pick?
They're all the same, one brand, one name, but really they're not
Look, look, just choose something quick
People are staring, time to go quick in
Skin is on fire *
Just choose something, something, something
Pressure overwhelming
Next minute I am turning out of the door, facing one week without food
A day, a day when things, things are pretty bad
Don't let it make you feel sad, the crackers were probably bad luck anyway
Can't let your cold heart be free
When you act like you've got an OCD

We've got obsessions
I wanna erase every nasty thought that bugs me every day of every week
We've got obsessions
You never told me what it was that made you strong and what it was that made you weak

We've got obsessions
I wanna erase every nasty thought that bugs me every day of every week.
We've got obsessions
You never told me what it was that made you strong and what it was that made you weak

We've got obsessions (Made you weak)

Sunday, wake up, give me a cigarette
Last night's love affair is looking vulnerable again

* Original line:
Cheeks are on fire

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The Outsider

Feeling like a loser
Feeling like a bum
Sitting on the outside
Observing the fun

Don't get on my bad side
I can work a gun
Hop into the backseat baby
I'll show you some fun

These people are weird in here
And they're giving me the fear
Just because you know my name
Doesn't mean you know my game

I look myself in the face
And whisper "I'm in the wrong place"
Is there more to lose than gain
If I go on my own again? (On my own again)

Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside...

People are connecting
Don't know what to say
I'm good at protecting
What they want to take

Spilt the milk at breakfast
Hit me double hard
And I grinned at you softly
Because I'm a fucking wild card

These people are weird in here
And they're giving me the fear
Just because you know my name
Doesn't mean you know my game

I look myself in the face
And whisper "I'm in the wrong place"
Is there more to lose than gain
If I go on my own again? (On my own again)

Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside...

All I know is I cannot pretend
So I'm sitting on the outside again

On my own again
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside (again)

On my own again
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)

Inside (again) (x6)
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The Outsider (demo)

Feeling like a loser
Feeling like a bum
Sitting on the outside
Observing the fun

Don't get on my bad side
I can work a gun
Hop into the backseat baby
I'll show you some fun

All I know is I cannot pretend
I'm sitting on the outside again
I've got the energy to blend
So I'm sitting on the outside again

These people are weird in here
And they're giving me the fear
Just because you know my name
Doesn't mean you know my game

I look myself in the face
And whisper "I'm in the wrong place"
Is there more to lose than gain
If I go on my own again? (On my own again)

Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside...

People are connecting
Don't know what to say
I'm good at protecting
What they want to take

Spilt the milk at breakfast
Hit me double hard
And I grinned at you softly
Because I'm a fucking wild card

All I know is I cannot pretend
I'm sitting on the outside again
I've got the energy to blend
So I'm sitting on the outside again

These people are weird in here
And they're giving me the fear
Just because you know my name
Doesn't mean you know my game

I look myself in the face
And whisper "I'm in the wrong place"
Is there more to lose than gain
If I go on my own again? (On my own again)

Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside...

On my own again
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside the outsider (on my own again)
Inside (again)

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Philosopher My Arse

Your theories, your beliefs
And the way you preach for peace
It sounds like vomit to my ears

Woh, daddy likes to teach
Counts for the muttered words you like to speak
But it sounds like vomit to my ears

Let me fall and kiss your feet
Everybody knows they're cleaner than your lips
I'm not easy to defeat
I know, I know when something's amiss (x3)
Something's amiss

Philosopher my ass
Your words leave your mouth pretty fast
And it sounds like vomit to my ears

I lie in the safety of your bed
Whilst Bob Marley goes straight to your head
How can you compare yourself to this man
Your whole life's a scam

So let me fall and kiss your feet
Everybody knows they're cleaner than your lips
I'm not easy to defeat
I know, I know when something's amiss (x3)
(I think I know when) something's amiss

Don't cheat me, don't you cheat me
Don't you think you can fucking lie to me
Yeah...

Coz I won't fall and kiss your feet
Everybody knows they're cleaner than your lips
I'm not easy to defeat
I know, I know when something's amiss (x3)
Something's amiss (x2)

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Plastic Rainbow

I have let you melt me down
Into a plastic rainbow
And I have left myself to hang
In a halloween sky

I let you tattoo a frown
Onto a face of white snow
Now I see footprints of a man
Running through my eyes

Do I despise these perfect lies
I tell myself each night and day
Go kiss by blackened heart goodbye
I'm running out of things to play

Hey, see I need to forget
That I've become a plastic rainbow
And I'm melting in the sun
And I have fallen from the sky
In a million multi-coloured lies

I've had enough of your ideals, ideals yeah

I'm gonna break her like a Barbie Doll
Push her face down in the dirt
Blue Maybelline mascara
Is running down my favourite shirt

And whoever thought that messing with me
Was ever gonna hurt?
Your plastic swords, too many times
In black suspenders and her mini-skirts

Do I despise these perfect lies
I tell myself each night and day
Go kiss by blackened heart goodbye
I'm running out of things to play

Hey, see I need to forget
That I've become a plastic rainbow
And I'm melting in the sun
And I am falling from the sky
In a million multi-coloured lies

I've had enough of your ideals, ideals yeah

Yeah, I became a plastic rainbow
Yeah, I fell from the sky
In a million multi-coloured lies
Your commerce helped for a while
But now all I seem to do is...
Smile

Do I smile.

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Porn Is Good For The Soul

(spoken word intro):
"Hello everybody, this is Marina. I just learnt to play 3 chords on my new, baby pink, ukelele. I play like a child, don't care, 'cause it's helped me write a wonderful song called "Porn Is Good". It's about people never admitting to watching porn, girls and boys. Maybe some of you haven't, maybe some of you have.

So, whether you have or haven't, I recon you should learn this song and walk down the street and sing it out loud with pride. I would love it if you did that and I would even love it if you video'd it and sent it to me, because I don't think anyone would actually do that."


I'd rather go home
And watch pornography alone
I've got a big collection
A really huge selection

And if I'm really desparate
I'll call my ex up
And have sex on the phone
It beats orgasming alone

Porn is good for the soul
But it doesn't mean a thing invariable
Unless you own a good dildo
But then I bet you think I'm a whore

Sex is a drug
So throw me a bone
It's so innocent
That's why I always phone home, phone home

Coz I'm feeling ashamed
That I feel like a boy
Oh, women are meant to act coy
That's why we've got all these toys

Porn is good for the soul
But it doesn't always leave you feeling whole
Unless you own a good dildo
But then you'll all think I'm a whore

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Oh No!

Don't do love, don't do friends
I'm only after success
Don't need a relationship
I'll never soften my grip

Don't want cash, don't want card
Want it fast, want it hard
Don't need money, don't need fame
I just want to make a change
I just wanna change (x4)

CHORUS:
I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no

One track mind, one track heart
If I fail, I'll fall apart
Maybe it is all a test
Cause I feel like I'm the worst
So I always act like I'm the best

If you are not very careful
Your possessions will possess you
TV taught me how to feel
Now real life has no appeal
It has no appeal (x4)

(chorus repeat twice)

I'm gonna live, I'm gonna fly,
I'm gonna fail, I'm gonna die,
I'm gonna live, I'm gonna fly
I'm gonna fail, gonna die, die, die, die

(chorus repeat twice)

Da-da-dum...
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no

(Written by Marina Diamond and Greg Kurstin)

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Rootless
I'm a cloud drifting by
Dripping tears from the sky
I'm a snail without a shell
Leper with a golden bell

I've got nowhere to go
I'm a stray cat on the roam
Choking on a chicken bone
For a home sweet, no sweet home

For a root, for a leaf, for a branch, for a tree
For something, somebody that reminded them of me

Running with my roots pulled up
Caught me cold so they could cut
What there was left of love

I'm rootless (x2)

Work your fingers to the bone
Building castles out of snow
I'm a nomad walking on
Humming to the same old song

Lower case society
Tied to no community
A kingdom without a king
With no sense of belonging

For a root, for a leaf, for a branch, for a tree
But there's somebody that reminded them of me

Running with my roots pulled up
Caught me cold so they could cut
What there was left of love
I'm rootless (x2)

Running with my roots pulled up
So they could cut me free of love

Running with my roots pulled up
Caught me cold so they could cut
What there was left of love
I'm rootless (x2)

Dragging my roots through the snow
No home sweet and no sweet home
I've got nowhere to go
I'm rootless (x2)

(Written by Marina Diamond, Liam Howe and Pascal Gabriel)
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Seventeen

Used to be a major scale
But the melody went stale
Musical cacophony let
Eensy Weensy spider free
You're a rich little boy
Who's had to work for his toys
You've got all the sensibilities
Of an upper class guy

No I'm not your little slave
No I don't twist and turn that way
Only got bad things to say
You're always asking what is up with me

Could never tell you what happened
The day I turned seventeen
The rise of a king and the fall of a queen
Seventeen, seventeen

Oh, you are embarrassed of me
‘Cos I use my tongue freely
Bet you wish I couldn't speak
‘Cos when I do, you know
I tell you why you're being weak
You want a hassle free life
Go get your upper class wife
Oh, she's got all the personality
Of a lemon that has been
Truly sucked dry

You teach me how to behave
I felt you question the way
I was brought up as a baby
Well you don't know fuck about my family

Could never tell you what happened
The day I turned seventeen
The rise of a king and the fall of a queen
Seventeen, seventeen

Never fell down like a princess
I used to kid myself in this stress
That it was just how things
Were meant to be
Oh, seventeen, seventeen.

(original last verse)
Never fell down like a princess
But at least I picked myself up like a queen

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Shampain

Lay dagger dead inside a lonely bed
Trying to hide the hole inside my head
Watching the stars slide down to reach the end
The sleep is not my friend

Drinking champagne to forget yesterday
Coz I remember, the way, the way, the way
It ended the day, the day, the day, the day
That I walked away, away, away, away

CHORUS:
Drinking champagne, made by the angel
Who goes by the name of Glittering Gabriel
Drinking champagne made of an angel's
Tears and pain, but I feel celestial

Elderly stars slide down the morning sky
Slipping away to find a place to die
I wonder when the night will reach it's end
The sleep is not my friend

Drinking champagne, meant for a wedding
Toast to the bride, a fairytale ending
Drinking champagne, a bottle to myself
Savor the taste of fabricated wealth

(Chorus repeat)

Celestial (x4)

(Chorus repeat - two times)

(Formerly known as "The Shampain Sleeper")

(Written by Marina Diamond, Liam Howe and Pascal Gabriel)

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Simplify

Lately I have realised
That I need to simplify
Thoughts pass like ships in the sky
Do, or do not, there is no try

Chorus:
Life became complicated
When modern times arrived
Board games are underrated *
I want a different life
They say, well get out of the city
We say, well there's no such thing
As a house in the country (in the country)

I am trying to rectify
Habits that clog up my mind
No time to be meek and mild
Live simply like a child

(chorus repeat)

Simplify, your life
Simplify, life

* Original line:
Monopoly is underrated

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Starlight

You, oh you
Had a sad urge to be wanted by fools
Welcoming those that would be
Snoopin' troupin' enveloping your family jewels
You chose to grow your nose
Cause deep down you knew, I knew, you knew, I knew
That I'd have been wrong quicker than you could come

Said I was too good for you
Wake up little Susie
It's bad news when you hear a guy cry
You spilt the beans in jail
Timed it perfectly after your granny died (tut tut tut)
You knew I wouldn't shoot a man when he was down
Well done Pinocchio you told a lie
I wouldn't take advantage of a cut-up heart
Such a vulnerable time, you tell me
I'm so lonely
Won't you hold me
Stars shine only
Up it's only light
Old light, it's been dead for a long time
Long time
With time, time

Stars of love look bright
Till they're ready to die
The broken spend their lives
Staring at the sky

Now it's time

Bury the hatchet
And bury it deep
You've a massive heart
But you're fucked up, kid
And we sow what we reap
Woah, cause we grew up as solitary souls
Sometimes it's better to be on your own
I need time just to roam, roam, roam
Find a place I can call home

Love is like starlight
Even when a star dies
You can still see it shine
But it's only old light
Old light, it's been dead for a long time
Time

With time, time

Stars of love burn bright
Till they're ready to die
The broken spend their lives
Staring at the sky

Oh, it is just old light
Completing its last flight
Across the velvet nights
Burn bright till they die
The love lights in the sky
Love is like starlight

Love is starlight

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This Is L.A.

White white teeth, dark dark skin
Long blond hair, Botox grin
This is what you need to be
'Cause this what is real beauty

It's all about her, 'cause she's an out out sell
She'll trade her soul for a burning hell
Perfect plastic nails shall melt
On the fingers of the hand she delt
'Cause what she's got just ain't enough
Oh life's a catwalk, life is tough

Yeah...
This is LA, this is LA, LA
The achromatic city, where the people are so gray
LA, this is LA, this is LA

Why don't you try to shout out loud
That personal faults are quite allowed
It's pudding proof that we are real
And she's a hamster on their wheel

Yet who am I and who are you
We were so empty, almost see-through
White white teeth are such a must
But sweetheart you can't dazzle us
With smiles that always remind me
Of fallen flowers and rising weeds

This is LA, this is LA, LA
The achromatic city, where the people are so gray
LA, this is LA, this is LA

Yeah...
This is LA, this is LA, LA
The achromatic city, where the people are so gray
LA, this is LA, this is LA

Come come flash your clean clean cash
Gleaming on the outside but your teaming with decay
Please don't make me stay, don't make me stay
Please don't make me stay another day

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Troubled Mind

Off she trots to the psychiatric hospit...
All she's got is the memory of a girl that used to laugh a lot
Now she's very angry 'cause they say she's lost the plot
And she's laughing in the mirror at her paper dress
Because she has a troubled mind, a troubled mind

Rosie Black, she walked up in here wired up on crack
It's for the kids who have low self esteem
They've got no concept of reality
Living their lives inside a fantasy
Coz they have troubled minds, troubled minds

Wipe the white golden dust into these broken hands
Must depend on a friend that will understand
Like the glitter making love to the gleam
Just remember things aren't always what they seem

Ooo...

Peter Pan could not admit he had become a man
He smashed the mirror into a million bits
Now all he seems to do is stare and sit
Painting pictures of a life that he'll never find
Inside his troubled mind, troubled minds

There's a sweet little guy called Mars
Each night he cries, this ain't the place I'm meant to be
He hides his dreams deep within a wooden box
He hides his secrets deep within his woolen socks
Life will pass him by
Inside his troubled mind, troubled minds

Wipe the white golden dust into these broken hands
Must depend on a friend that will understand
Like the glitter making love to the gleam
Just remember things aren't always what they seem

We can kill for the dust we need to fill these hands
Can't depend on a friend that will understand
Hate the glitter, we have murdered the dream
Just remember things are always what they seem

Ooo...

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