No Mermaid Song Lyrics


No Mermaid

 
we went down to the edge of the water
you were afraid to go in,
you said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
and I said I'm only going for a swim

I was swimming around in a circle
I wasn't always in view
you said we might get into red flag danger
and I am alone when I'm not with you

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
and I am no fisherman's slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the waves

We were swinging from the centre of the ceiling
you were afraid to give in
I said I know I'll always live for this feeling
and you closed your eyes, you said never again

We were dancing in the middle of the desert
you said we'll burn under the hot sun
I said I'd rather be the colour of pleasure
than watch like you from under the thumb

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid 
and I am no fisherman's slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the waves

We went down to the edge of the water
you were afraid to go in
you said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
and I said I'm only going for a swim

I was living around in a circle
I wasn't always in view
you said we might get into red flag danger
and I am alone when I'm not with you.

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid 
and I am no fisherman's slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the waves




Don't I Know

 
Lift your head up out of your hands, love
I can't take you anywhere
Sometimes you give me all you've got to give me
and sometimes you act like you don't care

Don't I know 
the days are only 
what we make them?
Don't I know
the nights go only
where we take them?

You carry all my light about you
drawing deeply in the air
A choice, a fight, a call, a whisper
you always let me know you're there

Don't I know 
the days are only 
what we make them?
Don't I know
the nights go only
where we take them?

An arrow pointed deep and directly
scatters on the silver soul
As if I never even noticed
I could be almost all the way home

Don't I know 
the days are only 
what we make them?
Don't I know
the nights go only
where we take them?

Lift your head up out of your hands, love
I can't take you anywhere
Sometimes you give me all you've got to give me
and sometimes you act like you don't care

Don't I know 
the days are only 
what we make them?
Don't I know
the nights go only
where we take them?




Whatever It Takes...

 
Whatever it takes you to believe it
that's all right with me
Take this morning in my kitchen
or whatever that helps you to believe
You will find me down by the river
getting high on my mortality
I'll be holding hands with my nameless beauty
or whoever wants to stand next to me

All eyes on me
I'm going to the moon
Time heals what you can't see
heads back
I'm leaving soon, leaving soon.

You can take it easy
‘cause I've a mind to
put your parachute on slow
We're moving into calmer waters
where all your loveliness will show
For all of your wanting me to react to
"look no hands on this carousel"
for me to be true to whatever you cling to
whenever your heart is going to tell

All eyes on me
I'm going to the moon
Time heals what you can't see
heads back
I'm leaving soon, leaving soon.

Whatever it takes you to believe it
that's all right with me
Take this morning, say it walks on water
whatever that helps you to believe
You will find me down by the river
getting high on my mortality
I'll be holding hands with my nameless beauty
or whoever wants to stand next to me

All eyes on me
I'm going to the moon
Time heals what you can't see
heads back
I'm leaving soon, leaving soon.




Loose Ends

 
Tie up loose ends
darling baby's heart is broken
As the road bends
look at all you are becoming
Stretch your calling
way beyond where distance finds you
What is calling
now must take you to the harbour

I trouble all the time
but in lines
I stand up to be strong
And I meet you
in the green
and in the blue
and in the wanting to belong

All of us do really love you
you are surrounded
You can come out now
It is time to be unburdened
Stretch your calling
way beyond where distance takes you
What is calling
now must take you to the harbour

I trouble all the time
but in lines
I stand up to be strong
And I meet you
in the green
and in the blue
and in the wanting to belong




Whether or Not

 
Whether you like a storm breaking
or whether you don't
there's still one thing
you have to say to me
maybe you won't
But every time it feels like lightning
it's not easy to pretend
and I don't want to lay it all on a line
If you can't believe me
And I don't want to say I love you all the time
if you don't need me

Whether I'm like a storm breaking
or whether I'm not
It seems I'm in this tree
nearly all my life
but, you see, maybe I'm not
And every time it feels like lightning
it's not easy to pretend
and all this fire in the air
isn't mine, not mine completely
But I let it light me
every day of my life
so I can be me

Time in itself means nothing to me
Time is on the wall
There's nothing you can do
to stop the dance in you 
sometimes it's run walk crawl
And every time it feels like lightning
it's not easy to pretend
and I don't want to lay it all on a line
if you can't believe me
And I don't want to say I love you all the time
if you don't need me

Whether you like a storm breaking
or whether you don't there's still one thing
you have to say to me
maybe you won't
And every time it feels like lightning
it's not easy to pretend
and I don't want to lay it all on a line
if you don't believe me
And I don't want to say I love you all the time
if you don't need me.

And I don't want to lay it all on a line
if you can't believe me
and I don't want to say I love you all the time
if you don't need me.




What Can Never Be

 
When past lovers have left you down
did you think I'd place the crown upon your head?
Do you think I bury the dead with my love?
When past lovers have left you down
what makes you think I stand all alone?
In my grief I fell into your heart
with my love, with my love.

When in days I dream of you
night time hardly holds the key
when I am still believing
in what can never be
what can never be.

You know that I could wallow in your charms
just like when I'm a baby in your arms
you know that I was blinded by the sun in my eyes
with no compromising on your side
Well, I can't love you anymore, 
not knowing that you're always outside,
that you're always out there smiling through
it's not you, it's not like you.

When in days I dream of you
night time hardly holds the key
when I am still believing
in what can never be
what can never be.

You know that I need you like my life
Did you realize your latest dream
is it always only rivers that I'll steal
with my love, with my love,
with my love, with my love?




Believe It If You Like

 
An evil kind of sorrow
makes me wait until tomorrow
for what I really want today
the sadness in the picture
makes it look much richer
than what I wanted it to say

Believe it if you like
You might as well be trying
as doing nothing here at all
Sleeping in the night
you might as well be trying
as doing nothing here at all.

Even in the evenings
I've got time to pick and choose
who I would like to be my friend
And one will always be here
love will last forever
we are forever to the end

Believe it if you like
You might as well be trying
as doing nothing here at all
Sleeping in the night
you might as well be trying
as doing nothing here at all.

A candle on the mantelpiece
it's evidence to show
the kind of things I like to see
You can take it as a warning
to keep the fire burning
when the singer goes away with me

There has to be a river
I saw it in a dream
I know exactly where I'm going
I know exactly where I've been

Whisper in the open breeze
You like the clouds, I love the trees
Candelabra, wait for me
This is not an easy way
To do the things you have to say:
"I love you, will you stay with me?"

Believe it if you like
You might as well be trying
as doing nothing here at all
Sleeping in the night
you might as well be trying
as doing nothing here at all.




Out of the Woods

 
I wish you out of the woods
and into the picture with me
I wish you over the moon
come out of the question and be.

If this is going to
run around in my head
I might as well be dreaming
run round in my head.

I rollercoaster for you
Time out of mind
must be heavenly.
It's all enchanted and wild
It's just like my heart said
it was going to be

If this is going to
run around in my head
I might as well be dreaming
run round in my head.

If this is going to
run around in my head
I might as well be dreaming
run round in my head.

I wish you out of the woods
and into the picture with me
I wish you over the moon
come out of the question and be

If this is going to
run around in my head
I might as well be dreaming
run round in my head.




People and Tables

 
The people and tables are set to the bone
the ladies in waiting long to go home
wallflowers drooping against pastel shades
Oh, for a man with no lock on his gate

Waiting for nothing confuses the mind
letting go pieces for no one to find
the smell from the afternoon sits in the air
Oh, for a man with no back to his chair

I never wanted, I never wanted
and I never got, I never got
I never wanted, I never once wanted
and I never got, I never once got.

Sweeping the outskirts and keeping the jar
something had been telling me you were not far
from a jewel in a casket to a pearl in a shell
Oh, for a man with not stories to tell.

I never wanted, I never wanted
and I never got, I never got
I never wanted, I never once wanted
and I never got, I never once got.

The people and tables are ste to the bone,
the ladies in waiting long to go home
wallflowers drooping against pastel shades
Oh, for a man with no lock on his gate.

Waiting for nothing confuses the mind
letting go pieces for no one to find
the smell from the afternoon sits in the air
Oh, for a man with no back to his chair

I never wanted, I never wanted
and I never got, I never got
I never wanted, I never once wanted
and I never got, I never once got.




Disillusioned

 
You're sitting there, you're disillusioned
and you're hoping I'll get to you in the end
How can I? Your disillusion
makes you find a broken heart and take a friend

I don't only love you
when you're standing by my side
I don't only love you
when you see things my way
I don't suddenly not love you
now you're up in your own tree
‘cause I'll always love you, me

Times at night you're tearing pages to the post
Worry calling all your true loves home
That's no way, no way to spend your time
You can catch that lightning on your own

Time is passing by
Take a good look now, what do you see?
I don't even know if that's a crime
you can be the judge and I'll just be me

In agony we drew a circle with a stone
What's the colour of the raindance I don't know?
When it closes in, I know you'd rather be alone
In the day's disguise, night's howling at the moon

I don't only love you
when you're standing by my side
I don't only love you
when you see things my way
I don't suddenly not love you
now you're up in your own tree
‘cause I'll always love you, me
‘cause I'll always love you, me
‘cause I'll always love you, me.




Hot On Your Trail

 
Hot on your trail, blood is red
Get on your high horse out of here
If they catch me I am dead
Get on your high horse out of here

We said it all
we said it all
Hold on for me
hold on for me

We said it all
we said it all
Hold on for me
hold on for me

You don't settle
you don't pay
you live a lot like
that's no good for me
Hard time taking what you get,
you've got to lie low
follow your moon
that's all I ever did

We said it all
we said it all
Hold on for me
hold on for me

We said it all
we said it all
Hold on for me
hold on for me




Diving To Be Deeper

 
Her majesty was so fine
he almost thought that she was real
but she's divine
he thought she was caught up in a web
but she's the tangle
and as she went flying through the air
he caught on by her ankle

Her attitude is all right
she's mainly on the up
but she tends to lie
he thought she was swimming against the tide
but she's the tangle
and as she went butterflying down
she led him on to strangle

And he went diving diving down
diving down diving down
just to be deeper
and he only took her money
‘cause he thought that he
could never really keep her

This century will fall down
but it's just a crown
we thought she was caught up in a web
but she's the tangle
and as she went flying through the air
he fell off at an angle

The legacy was burning bright
she's living in a dream
but she's all right
he thought she was dying of a scream
but she's the screamer
and when she passed him on the end
she smiled and he believed her

And he went diving diving down
diving down diving down
just to be deeper
and he only took her money
‘cause he thought that he
could never really keep her

Her majesty was so fine
he almost thought that she was real
but she's divine
he thought she was caught up in a web
but she's the tangle
and as she went flying through the air
he caught on by her ankle

Her attitude is all right
she's mainly on the up
but she tends to lie
he thought she was swimming against the tide
but she's the tangle
and as she went butterflying down
she led him on to strangle

And he went diving diving down
diving down diving down
just to be deeper
and he only took her money
‘cause he thought that he
could never really keep her


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