Peek and Poke Lyrics

1. Another Lover (3.35)

I think I need another lover
I think I need another lover

I think I need another lover
Like I need a hole in my head

Why do you chase me and play hard to get
When you know very well that I couldn’t care less?
I could never find a girl like you
Appealing

With your soft-boiled head
And hard-boiled views
You’re a baby Maggie Thatcher in trendier shoes
It would make me laugh
If it wasn’t quite so depressing

Do I really have to tell the world

I’ve already found my perfect girl?

I see you’re furious cos I’m staying calm
Well, my fidelity is not prey to your charms
I bet you never thought someone who looks like me
Could be so choosy
So go back to the bar and I’ll stay here

In the same little corner I’ve stood for years
With the geeks and the freaks
My unfashionable clique
Of losers

Do I really have to tell the world
I’ve already found my perfect girl

Is it so hard to understand
Look at my third finger
Left hand

2. Why I Hate Drugs (3.57)

You’re living life fucked-up every single day

And now I can’t remember the last time you were
straight
You’re a joke but no-one’s laughing any more
You’re the face that closes every open door

I’m telling you, you’ve got to change

I saw your boyfriend he never wants to see you again
And the sunglasses didn’t fool his friends
You had a good thing there
The best it’s ever been
But your new, hip friends didn’t think he fitted in

I’m telling you, you’ve got to change

I don’t mind you stealing money from my house
I’ve known you far too long for that to matter now
But I will not take the lies and disrespect
With all the things you’ve given
What you gonna get?

I’m telling you, you’ve got to change

3. Duplicate (3.44)

I can’t hear a single word you’re saying
Well perhaps it’s time you started using your brains
This arrangement you’ve made,
do you know the risk you’re taking?

Look, I understand every pleasure needs its pain

You know I could never compete
With someone
Whose heart is so indiscreet
You never
Know what she’s going to say or do

Every time you talk to her
I lose

How can I be sure?
I know you’ve felt this way before
It seems the only thing to do
Is find a duplicate of you

All my life this has been my favourite dream
So you should be glad I’ve made it flesh for you
But now that we’re here, I don’t like what I’m feeling
Well we’ve gone too far so now you’ve got to choose

You know I could never compete
With someone

Whose heart is so indiscreet
You never
Know what she’s going to say or do
Every time you talk to her
I lose

How can I be sure?

I know you’ve felt this way before
It seems the only thing to do
Is find a duplicate of you

Well she looked at me
As I ran far the door
There was nothing between us any more

As I pressed the key
I could see her heart
Starting to beat
While yours had stopped

How can I be sure?
I know you’ve felt this way before

It seems the only thing to do
Is find a duplicate of you

4. Every Second Counts (4.08)

Can you hear the seconds passing by?
Every moment one less to try
Daily, weekly, see them change

In your mirror
Re-arranged

5. Anyway (4.02)

You see it all started out
With the very best of my sincere intentions
So I thought anyway

But that day that we got lost
I could tell she had
Penetrated my defences
But I carried on anyway
And then the moment that we came I could tell we would
Never be the same again

More so anyway
Now feel the burden of my shame
As I try to make some sense out of this brittle life
Oh, anyway

I thought I was strong enough to be everything
You could ever want or need or need of me

Anyway

So then they questioned all my friends
And tooth by tooth they extracted their confessions
So called anyway
Then they read all the books I’d read
And tried to link the authors to my known profession

They failed anyway
But then they put her on the rack
And they broke her perfect back
Into tiny pieces

She never talked anyway
Then they squeezed me till I cracked

And one by one I gave away all her secrets
Forgive me anyway

I thought I was strong enough to be everything
You could ever want or need or need of me
Anyway

And the words that I hear are the lies that you say
I’m not listening to you any more anyway

6. In My Head (5.48)

Should be enough to love someone
Just be happy they’re alive
Do you have to know what they’re doing

Like a job from nine-to-five?

But the big, bad wolf is coming
Singing ‘he-la-la’ what’s new?
He’s going to blow our fragile house in
And run away with you
Oh won’t you stay

Here for a day
In my head?

And a walk is such a long way
When you have to get to her
An infinily of individual steps
Separates you from that girl

But the big, bad wolf is coming
Singing ‘he-la-la’ what’s new?
He’s going to blow our fragile house in
And run away with you
Oh won’t you stay
Here for a day

In my head?
All the things you tried to do
All those times you could never see it through
Everything you thought that you knew
Melted away
Left you no truth

Should be enough to love someone
Just be happy she’s alive
Do you have to know that she hates you
Like a job from nine-to-five
And every time you talk to her
She seems to like you less

Was it all a misunderstanding
Just a big elaborate test?

But the big, bad wolf is coming
Singing ‘he-la-la’ what’s new?
He’s going to blow our fragile house in
And run away with you

Oh won’t you stay
Here for a day
In my head?

7. Bunny Boiler (1.00)

Everything you try to do
Always seems to turn to shit

Every plan and stupid scheme
Can’t you just give up and quit?
Take it away
Just take it away

So don’t phone me when you are down
And don’t send me your joke emails

I’m not your friendly safety net
In fact I’m happy when you always fail
Take it away
Just take it away

I’m standing here
I can hear your voice

I don’t want to any more
But it looks like you have given me
No choice

8. She Left for Paris (4.10)

I was only searching for you
We didn’t have much time

Then I saw you blind to everything
But the beautiful grime
You showed me landmarks, famous statues
And all the time I could see
With every café and tiny bookshop
You were further from me

It’s all my fault
I should have known
I should hove seen
She’d fall In love
But with the city
Not with me

I’m in the station
The train is waiting
Will you leave with me?
There’s a commotion
A woman running
But you’re nowhere to be seen

So don’t take your
Love to Paris
Unless you’re sure of her heart
It’s all a question
Of understanding
The city may rip you apart

It’s all my fault
I should have known
I should have seen
She’d fall in love
But with the city
Not with me

10. I’m Alone (2.16)

Stay with me till the clouds are gone
Understand, you’re the only one
I feel your closeness like a missing key
You’ve got me all over you
You’re all over me

I’m alone

In the lay-by we wait for cars to pass
In the sunshine we always wait for dark
In the classroom you avoid my eyes
When you kiss me I can’t hear you lie

I’m alone

Her face is fading it will soon be gone
But there’s part of me that will never move on
Her words are falling through the sky like snow
I hear them calling now it’s time to go

11. The Story of my Life (3.31)

I finished the story of my life
About three a.m. last night
It’s the best thing I’ve ever read
And though the start seemed to drag
You know the middle really wasn’t bad

And the end turned out okay

If I had to edit anything
I might reign those chapters in
I spent miserable and afraid
But you know I love the book as a whole
I wouldn’t mess around with its soul

Pull a thread and it might come undone

June 26, 2004. posted by Keyvan. News.

New site

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Please let me know if you experience any problems with the site.

June 24, 2004. posted by Keyvan. News.

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