Lyrics

The complete lyrics from 'Kismet'. Words by Kieran Butler. Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.

GONE
 
If I thought you knew what you were looking for
If this is what you're meant to find
And I was just as humble, I would stagger, swoon and stumble, I want you to be mine
It's like we always face a common enemy
We're never really good enough
Its presence is commanding and the depth of understanding makes me love you too much
 
I don't want to lose my friend
But I don't know if I'm managing hanging on
It's hard to be sure when it ends
With the very last breath you will know it's gone
 
I listen but don't hear the call
So scared of what you've lost
I know what you hate me for
I don't want to believe it
And I think we both know what this means
A piece of you dies with most of your dreams
But I think these things of you
You stand tall and take on the weight of the world
Like a woman although you're a slip of a girl
You think all the love in your beautiful heart
Can heal all this sadness that tears us apart
And myabe you're right, I've hoped that I'm wrong
Though we're often together we can be together on our own
 
I don't want to lose my friend
But I don't know if I'm managing hanging on
It's hard to be sure when it ends
With the very last breath you will know it's gone
 
32 YEARS (Wedding Song)
 
I think I can paint you a picture that shows you and me in 32 years from now
Wrapped and entwined as the roots of a family tree that soars above the ground
We walked a million miles just to get there
And every road home was a blessing, I forgot to say thank you
I hope I stop and say thank you for taking the just to notice me there and the small things I do just for you
 
I’m sure I could sing you a song that would tell where we’ll be in 32 years from now
Beaming and proud of the branches we watched grow from seeds to bent and fruitful boughs
We struggled, loved and cuddled to get there, I took it for granted at times
I forget to say bless you,
I hope stop and say bless you for being the one who believed that I could do all the small things I do just for you
 
INSANE IN LONDON
 
On top of the world down in Napier
Stories of weight gain and drinking and thinking
I heard you got laid in Los Angeles
I’ll buy a round for American girls
 
But things are now insane in London
Just when you thought you can leave it behind
You call reverse charges on a bottle of whiskey
To give me a piece of your mind
You were never that tough
 
I heard you were happy in Amsterdam
But everyone’s happy in Amsterdam
Getting caught short
With no mode of transport
Everyone’s happy in Amsterdam
 
But things are now insane in London
Just when you thought you can leave it behind
You call reverse charges on a bottle of Whiskey
To give me a piece of your mind
You were never that tough
No, You were never that tough
 
Football in Frankfurt and weddings in Dublin
Riding for hours waking up in the rain
Here comes a friend
A friend is in need
Oh what a fuck up a friend is indeed
 
But things are now insane in London
Just when you thought you can leave it behind
You call reverse charges on a bottle of Whiskey
To give me a piece of your mind
You were never that tough
 
GLORY & LOVE (txt msg song)
 
Thought contentment was my enemy
Though I longed for it to capture me
And sing this song and make me stronger than the seven seas
Smashing through these walls of stone
That kept me safe but still alone
I longed to climb them and look around
Trying to find what it means
To cover yourself in glory and love
Like a dove that was trying to find peace
 
SAID & DONE
 
She is barely breathing and staring at the ceiling
A million miles from where this story starts
I keep on pretending that every happy ending
Was written long ago amongst the stars
 
Believe that what your feeling can move the deepest ocean
Face the notion of eternity apart
But if your constitution can bare the prostitution
Then buying what she’s selling isn’t hard
 
And you can talk about fate ‘til the cows come home
It’s said and done
Look around the constellations
You will always be the second sun
If Karma’s wrong
You’ll never get it in return
It doesn’t matter all the good you thought you’d done
And you can talk about fate ‘til the cows come home
 
Every waking moment consumed with what was spoken
Without the present entity of touch
Grieving, understanding that the price of sacrificing
That what matters might not matter very much
 
No-one’s here forever
A statement less than clever
Your life could drag you right around the world
Planets they can guide you
And moons create the tide’s
That draw you to you that one and only pearl
 
And you can talk about fate ‘til the cows come home
It’s said and done
 
I wanna know where you’ll be when the morning comes
It’s said and done
Look around the constellations
You will always be the second sun…
 
LIFE FLASHED
 
I dropped into a room and you were wearing red and looking
Like you always do when you think no one else can really see you
And I remember thinking something about how beautiful you always are to my eyes
I find it hard to trust what I feel to be true inside
 
You came over the room like an exploding supernova
And I watched you like an addict praying we were far from over
And remember kissing you and feeling I’d come home after I’d lost my way in the dark
I find it hard to walk when I’m faced with the chosen path
 
My life flashed before my eyes when I met you
And even though we’ve been here before
For the rest of both our days
We’ll make it right if all we do is live for every moment
Cos I still can’t shake this feeling when you have to go away again
 
I woke up in a room and knew that you would soon be leaving
Like you always do and as I watched you stirring in your sleep
I put my arms around you and I remember feeling quite amazed at how close you were to my heart
I never really knew what it meant that we had to part

 

BLESSED SCHISM

 

Blessed schism so romantic, could be sycophantic

Such a horror to be analysed

Hear thousands mumbled at the sunrise makes me realise

That I havent really lived a life

 

Once took a vigil with the skinfull, I played original

I hoped that every song would set him free

I felt the weeping of my family, it didnt scare me

I think Valhalla was awaiting him

 

And Ive felt it all, cause if I didnt then I wouldnt belong

And Ive cried before, but it didnt really lift me up

And Ive loved them all

 

I knew a boy he was a dreamer, a true believer

But I lost him in the blur of life

When I stopped to call his name out, I heard hed checked out

And the way he left was suicide

 

I knew a girl, I think I loved her, but I was gutless

And I kept my counsel right inside

I lost a daughter in a shit fight, and though I did right

Theres a part of me thats always lost

 

And Ive felt it all, cause if I didnt then I wouldnt belong

Ive cried before but it didnt really lift me up

Ive loved them all

 

I had a friend who got to thinking Im sick of drinking

And the fucked up way it makes me feel

He got the courage so he gave up

It shook his life up

Now hes flying like a Ferris wheel

 

I love the schism so romantic

Its like a blanket

Makes me wonder what it could be like

I stand with thousands at the sunrise

It makes me realise, that I’ve really gotta live a life

 

Ive felt it all, cause if I didnt then I wouldn’t belong

And Ive cried before, but it didn’t really lift me up

And Ive loved them all

 

And I’ve loved them all

And I’ve loved them all

 

KISMET 

 

A bunch of warm summer nights in a Melbourne backyard

George listened in as we started like a din

My broken wrist ached if I played too hard

But you were gettin better as gorgeous as the weather

 

I continued to neglect to mention

The reason for my studied attention

Until you left on a plane two years later

Gone to chance your hand on the wheel of fate yeah

 

Its where I thought it would conclude

This promised song I write for you.

 

Its raining in my heart under Glasgow skies

Everywhere I take the weather but Neil sings it better

Im facing the abyss of my fractured life

The backdrop is a wedding and everyone is grinning

 

I was needy for a drop of salvation

Sweating with the desperation

Until a message comes through not written on paper

An imminent collision of the wheels of fate

 

What I feel is what I do,

Its kismet like I never knew

 

I got a pretty big point to prove from ten thousand miles away

Started rolling the stone back from the tomb

 

Edinburgh in August and the summer is hot

Two virgins at the festival, bound to make the best of it.

We busked for three weeks and my wrist held up

On the Royal mile with pressured grace and style.

 

It took me back to moments so frantic

On a dirgy Melbourne night of St.Patrick

You took a leap of faith just I prepared you

And you shone like a star that I couldnt compare to

 

This promised song I write to you

Is kismet like I never knew

I wouldnt care how high I flew

If I could crash right down with you.

 

I found my place in the final hours with you is where I lay

A stolen kiss I will always miss when recalling these great days

Im breaking out and Im reaching out, but with my words its all betrayed

Were slipping gears midst our darkest fears we disentangle wheels of fate

 

When what I feel is what I do 

Its kismet like I never knew

I wouldnt care how high I flew

If could crash right down with you

THANK YOU 

Thank you, thank you, Teramakasi is never enough

Well I know I get on your nerves

When I go on

I am impossible true

I wish you the best. To all of the rest, pass on my wishes

Thankyou thank you, Teramakasi is never enough

 

When you do just passing through

Lost and alone, when you all pick me up true

Were all at our best and under duress

And I can start healing anew

Thankyou, Teramakasi is never enough

  

TWO SISTERS FROM KERI KERI

 

Two sisters from Keri Keri, one so brave and caring

The other an impostor to the heart

Found him cut and bleeding a nightingale was needed

To the strains of Webbers Superstar

Started in the ocean every fluid motion

Stretching every sinew like a rack

Underwater pleasure I could never measure

Can you pick a master in the sack

 

I'm craving something you know so spit it out

Pretty soon well be gone theres no doubt

Make a pact and try to see it out

Stick with what you know

Just go with the flow youre never better off without

 

Dusk was gently falling a journey like a calling

Into the night and chasing

Azmarahs pulse was racing

Man we drove for hours

Prayed for heavy showers

Din was at the wheel paid for every meal

Two sisters from Keri Keri one unripened berry

The other a protector from afar

Jesus Christ

 

I'm craving something you know so spit it out

Pretty soon well be gone theres no doubt

Make a pact and try to see it out

Stick with what you know

Just go with the flow youre never better off without

 

Two sisters from Keri Keri

One so wise and sharing

The other more a mystery and charmed

Revealed in conversation, Wet with perspiration

Heighten the sensation, this could try my patience

Jesus Christ

 

I'm craving something you know so spit it out.

Pretty soon well be gone there’s no doubt

Make a pact and try to stick it out

Stick with what you know

Just go with the flow you’re never better off without

 

Never better off without

 

BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL

 

I pray the saints will watch over you

Til I can feel you come like the rising sun

Slowly burning the morning dew

Like every misgiving Ive ever had coming undone

 

Youre so beautiful anyway

It catches my breath as youre coaxing me back to the light

Illuminated I want to stay

On the road to Damascus Ive travelled like a sinner and

 

I thought it would crash down and hit like a thunderbolt

It rolls in like the mist on the hills you have walked upon

I wont be the same when these days are gone

Ive crawled the rivers of pain

To stand before you strong enough to take this on

I fall in love everyday with everything you are

 

The future is ours if we dare to be wonderful

Weve courage to spare and our passion is bountiful

So beautiful, and wonderful, and beautiful

 

Now Im left with my solitude and a glow around my heart

Like the halo you saw round the moon

Shines alone for the only girl

Who knew me before

I had sung the first note of this tune

Youre so beautiful anyway

Transfixed by a memory that robs me of sleep in the night

Forever changed now youve gone away

On the road to Damascus I courted my epiphany

I thought it I would crash down and hit like a thunderbolt

It rolls in like the mist on the hills you have walked upon

 

I wont be the same when these days are gone

I have to follow you babe

Cause every kiss from you, just drives me on and on

I fall in love every day with everything you are

 

The future is ours if we dare to be wonderful

Weve courage to spare and our passion is bountiful

So beautiful, and wonderful, so beautiful

 

Every now and then when I speak your name

I feel my heart coming home though its not the same

Every now and then when I speak your name

I feel my heart coming home though its not the same

 

Its beautiful and wonderful

 

MUDDLE IN A MAZE

 

Theres a muddle in the maze of the mind thats mine

And Im feeling dumb

Although Im rarely speechless, a tigers got my tongue

 

Theres a book of rules I convince myself

Ive got to live by

And everybody else is bound by

 

Wanna tell em all to go to hell

 

You seem to make me see the folly of my ways

Pull me closer, I want to stay for days

But Ive been known to run away

 

And how I wonder how you give but you dont demand

And you seem to have this iron clad belief that things can work out for the best

Thats a quality Ive never been blessed to have

God I want it

Feel like I could possible have it just by wanting you and

 

Making love you seem

To make me see the folly of my ways

Pull me closer, I want to stay for days

But Ive been known to run away

 

Yeah yeah yeah

 

The book of rules is gonna have to burn in hell

You seem to make me see the folly of my ways

Pull me closer, I want to stay for days

If I were you, Id try to get some space

Cause Ive been known to runaway

 

EMPTY HANDED

 

Another song another country but its still me

Barely hanging on

A bunch of people all around me, theyre laughing freely

It makes my spirit soar

 

Youve got to make it up or fake it

Because you dont belong

Try.

You know you could get stranded

Its such a long flight to come home empty handed

When everybody in this house tries to get along

 

Although its fun to be a novelty

You do the singing thing, you learn to give a lot

In return for hospitality and a good feed

You never turn it off

 

You better make it up or fake it

Because you dont belong

Try

You know you could get stranded

Its such a long flight to come home empty handed

When everybody in this house tries to get along

 

Dont wanna be here on my own

Theres no where else Ive left to hide

I carry all of the dice that must be thrown

The chance that they will land in fives

Dont wanna be here on my own

 

You know your vanitys your enemy

It sticks as thick as thieves

Youre smoking green again

A heavy grieving overtakes me

Im feeling guilty, I am a selfish man

You didnt make it now your aching cause to wont belong

 

Why?

Your only broken handed

Another blind night

And when the plane has landed

There burns a new fire to come back

Its a new flight to come back

Cos everybody in this house tried to get along

 

 

ANYWAY

 

The way she grooves and it lights up a room in my memory

Makes me move and I am drawn through the force of her energy

Passing time you can feel like your missing a million things

And if youre blind, this could be all that it takes to see again

 

When we do what we do and we dont know what we got

You probably wouldnt work on it anyway

And if a million people said thats the only chance youve got

You probably wouldnt work on it anyway

Work on it anyway

Anyway

 

Then she spews and I crash through the screen of inequity

What do you choose when the choice you must make is so menacing?

An empty room that was packed to the rafters with everything.

Youre gonna lose; what you stand here to gain is worth cherishing

 

Then we do what we do and we dont know what we got

You probably wouldnt work on it anyway

And if a million people said thats the only chance youve got

You probably wouldnt work on it anyway

 

Work on it anyway

Anyway

 

What do I do? I am so fucken weird its embarrassing

 

When you do what we do and we dont know what we got

You probably wouldnt work on it anyway

And if a million people said thats the only chance you got

You probably wouldnt work on it anyway

 

Work on it anyway

Anyway

 

JOURNEY

 

If I could kiss you by a highland stream

As it rushes on back to the loch

Id taste your passion and the rain on my tongue

On the cobblestone streets of old Edinburgh town

 

When it seems that I could do anything

To get to know you some more

I must have been blessed for a time it seems

To get to know you at all

 

Id lay in bed for hours and laugh with you

Hear you heave and sigh with your body so tired

And I would put you on a plane or two

Watch you drift from view

Feeling sad and inspired

 

When it seems that I would do anything

To get to know you some more

I must have been blessed for a time it seems

To get to know you at all

 

Delivered from tyranny

Setting sail for the uncharted sea, and it terrifies me

Over the ocean my true love is waiting for me

And it edifies me

Just follow the stars and the sun

Bloodied from battle and the war that weve won

A journey ends where its begun

 

Id break my back to wear a ring as the proof

That the days without you were like oil on fire

I heart that listened to your point of view

Love unrequited it knew

Is still strangely defiant

 

When it seems that I would do anything

To get to know you some more

I must have been blessed for a time it seems

To get to know you at all

Delivered from tyranny

Setting sail for the uncharted sea, and it terrifies me

Over the ocean my true love is waiting for me

And it edifies me

Just follow the stars and the sun

Bloodied from battle and the war that weve won

A journey ends where its begun yeah

 

A journeys begun

Where its begun