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Meiosis Lyrics - Songs For 20 Something Year Olds

By Martin “Meiosis” Thompson

RIDING ON A WAVE OF COOLNESS & CALM

I’ve got to stop smoking
I’ve got to stop drinking
Without the emotion
That’s what I’m thinking (just what was I thinking?)

So, I’m riding on a wave of coolness & calm
Trying to pretend it’ll do me no harm
I’m coping with my downfall one day at a time
Riding on a wave of old bile & slime

(Come on boy) I expect you to regret this
(Come on boy) I want you to forget this
(Come on boys) I expect you to regret this
(Come on boys) You’re too cool for malice

Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink
Poor me, poor me, I don’t care what you think.

DRIBS & DRABS


Everybody has been bitching about me
I don’t, I don’t even know their names
And I don’t know how to get through.
Boy, get down from the edge
I hear voices echo in my head
Boy, they tell me to hold out for you.

If I destroy anymore
You say, you’re gonna leave me
But boy, I adore you
You are my baby.

Everybody has been bitching about me
And I don’t even know them all that well
Just get them to stop… or go to Hell.

It comes in dribs & drabs
And I don’t know how long it’s gonna last
But boy, I have to tell you, you’re the best.

If I destroy anymore
You say, you’re gonna leave me
But boy, I adore you
You are my baby.
When the light finally shines through, we’re gonna have a great big party.

CHEWING GUM WRAPPED AROUND MY HEART


On Monday, you fall down
And bury your brains underground
Are you Ok?
You ask yourself…
If you know who you are?
And you don’t make a sound

Are you OK?

Something’s come & blown my world apart
Something’s come & blown my world apart
I’ve got chewing gum wrapped around my heart
And something’s come to make the aching start.

Paranoia…
Settles in…
Delayed tremors
A common thing.

Are you OK?

Not speaking
I keep my mouth shut
And let the phone ring

Are you OK?

Something’s come & blown my world apart
Something’s come & blown my world apart
I’ve got chewing gum wrapped around my heart
And something’s come to make the aching start.

HUMANS

She’s been checking on his emails
She won’t let him go
Down & out caressing him
She won’t be undressing him tonight

Oh it’s cold, when you’re on your own
Stay with him for the greater good, always worrying if you really should…
Go
Oh no…
It’s here that you make mistakes, words are hollow & orgasms fake
Don’t worry because we are all the same
All the time…
Because humans make mistakes all the time.

He’s standing at the front door
She won’t let him out
Richard & Judy on TV in the background
He finally breaks down.
Oh it’s cold, when you’re on your own
Stay with him for the greater good, always worrying if you really should…
Go
Oh no…
It’s here that you make mistakes, words are hollow & orgasms fake
Don’t worry because we are all the same
All the time…
Because humans make mistakes all the time.

Now every time they go out
She’s dancing with a new lover
He doesn’t know what to do because she still loves him
He meets her for drinks that night…
… And they begin to fight.

Oh it’s cold, when you’re on your own
Stay with him for the greater good, always worrying if you really should…
Go
Oh no…
It’s here that you make mistakes, words are hollow & orgasms fake
Don’t worry because we are all the same
All the time…
Because humans make mistakes all the time.

LIFE & DREAMS PART 1


Into my life, into my dreams
Into everything between
I can behold of things untold
Will slowly begin to unfold

I a word I can’t decide
Which word is right
But all those thoughts I entertain
Don’t belong in my brain

And I’m going around thinking about it
Can’t do nothing about it
Get up and be proud about it now
And forever in your time

Into your life, burst at the seams
Well where were your dreams?
Go forth and bring it on
Oh you’re not the only one

And you’re breaking up just thinking about it
No need to shout about it
No way to get around it
Now and forever in your time

GOOSEBUMPS

Express my deepest sympathy
For anyone who does not have you
If life is a disease I need intensive care
I’ve been dying for you
Something is missing
Every single time you’re not near
I’m incomplete but two become one
And I hold that dear, oh my dear

Do you believe in me? I think you do.
Is this all a dream or a dream come true?

When you smile it makes me feel alive
So I live to make you smile
When I tell you, “I used to be a whore”…
To find someone I adore… is unreal.

Would you believe in me, if I said,
“When I turn over in bed,
And see you by my side – I get goosebumps in my head?”

Yeah yeah yeah.

PIGHEAD


Oh give me the day
And I will come up & breathe some life into you
& now it’s ‘day 63’. I can’t believe I’m still alive
And you will be the first of us to die

Now I’m not sure what’s missing in my life
But rest assured, it’s probably you
My ‘Pighead’ is gonna call me
“What are you doing in bed on a day like this?!”
It’s just another day of feeling like shit.

I’m coming over…
Shy boys get nothing and my head is spinning around

Give me the night
And I will take you into town & show you my life
Now it’s twilight for you
I can’t believe it’s been so long
& it’s only a matter of days before you’ll be gone.

I’m coming over…
Shy boys get nothing and my head is upside down.

…but life goes on…

THINGS

And how was your day?
Have you been breaking the stars off the rooftop of your little flat again?
Oh and I’m just a cynical man
Call me bitter or whatever you can
Because I’m a lonely little man
Stand up; make yourself known if you understand.

I just don’t know about these things
But I’ve had a pleasant day; I took the kids down to the swings
I can’t resist that smile from you
I’d walk an extra mile for you
I might even go all the way.

And how was your day?
Have you been lying face down on the bathroom floor again?
Oh I know he doesn’t like me
And I know he has a point
And I have a price to pay
But I’m a lonely little man, so lead me, take me by the hand…

I just don’t know about these things
But I’ve had a pleasant day; I took the kids down to the swings
I can’t resist that smile from you
I’d walk an extra mile for you
I might even go all the way.

ROALD DAHL


Roald Dahl… Roald Dahl…
… We miss you.

When I die
Be dignified

We miss you…
When I die
Be dignified

LIFE & DREAMS PARTS 2 & 3


Life and dreams we don’t know what it means
Life and dreams we don’t know how it feels

When there’s no way home
No way back
No way home
No way back

Life and dream a platonic relationship between
You and me, I confuse my dreams with reality

And there’s no way home
No way back
No way home
No way back.


Words copyright  ©Martin Thompson 2012.

Meiosis Lyrics - Where Reality Ends And I Begin

By Martin 'Meiosis' Thompson

The Sober I, Repulsed By The Drunk Me

Again again I know my friend,
I know the repulsiveness of life.
I count to ten and wait for when,
I can reach those impressive dizzy heights.
I can’t begin to feel within,
I’m not so passive or shy.
I’ve said before you’re not the bore,
So destructive but I try…

…I try, I try.

It’s six o’ clock and on the dot,
I’m feeling curious and awake.
I hit the sack and then attack,
Frightened all my sweethearts away.
I feel the power more by the hour,
Opportunities pass me by.
It must be great not to hate yourself,
Oh God, how I try…

…I try, I try.

The more, the more, the more I try …I cry.

Maniac FM

Wake up and get off your head,
If you can get out of bed,
Choose your own personality,
The one without a sense of belonging,
Well I think you’ve forgotten.

Hold me closely just in case I fall,
Hold me tightly just in case I fall.

Phone up and drink up your beers,
It eradicates all of your fears,
Not in charge of your own destiny,
The one which had all been about belonging,
Well I think you’ve forgotten.

To hold me closely just in case I fall,
Hold me tightly just in case I fall.

C'est la vie that’s the way it is,
No time to stop and think in,
Just time for drinking,
To love and hate,
To destiny so tempt on fate.

Oh the grass is green, the world’s obscene,
Just for now and then every other chance.
No ‘I’ in team, so where’ve you been,
You stupid cow just give me one more chance.
Then the glancing blow was the crushing blow,
I wonder how I got away with what I said.
When I felt so low was the time to go,
And now this mania is bona fide dead.
Now this mania is bona fide dead.


1995

All we ever do,
All we’ll ever do,
Is look back.
Is all we’ll ever do.

This is now,
Hold on to the past,
Mystify,
Never coming back.

Oh we’re feeling blue,
Wish I was feeling you.

This is now,
Hold on to the past,
Mystify,
Never coming back.

This Time

Hey Einstein just say what you mean,
Don’t beat around the bush we’re all part of the team,
If you said “do it”. I think I blew it,
But in reality I’ve got my dignity.

It all blew up sooner or later,
Rather you than me, See you later alligator.
You’re not on our side, you’re not on our side,
You’re not on our side, you’re not on our side,

I’m human too how would you feel if it was you,
Dragging dead weight to Timbuktu.
And if this is revenge then revenge’s my favourite song,
Now who’s to say I’m wrong? Who’s to say I’m wrong?

If you don’t get it, I think you can bet it,
We’ll creep up on you day after day.
And we’re bringing you down (check),
In reality (check), Got my dignity (check), This is liberty (check).

When the time is right…
…We’ll freeze it there.
The time that slips by…
…This time is mine.

Sometimes I feel like a balloon,
Floating across a starry sky,
And when my bubble is burst,
I begin to cry. I begin to cry.

When the time is right…
…We’ll freeze it there.
The time that slips by…
…This time is mine.
Wake up city,
I don’t breathe, I don’t eat and I don’t feel,
Why aren’t you all like me?
Why aren’t you all like me?

My heart doesn’t beat,
My veins don’t pulse,
Why do you all look so repulsed?
You could be just like me…
…you could be just like me…
…you could be just like me.

On My Own

I was waiting for the missus to reply to a message,
And I don’t like having to cross the bridge on my own,
If you want me I’ll be sat in random bars,
Losing my soul.

Take a look inside there’s none of my kind,
And there I was slumped in a chair on my own,
Get your coat you’ve pulled,
I don’t like sleeping on my own.

It’s time to go
Let’s go! Let’s go.
I can’t survive on my own.

And now no-one can look me in the eye,
They can see my soul but they know it’s in disguise,
Take the weight off your shoulders, put your feet up,
Get it all off your chest.

It’s time to go.

And now go! Let’s go.
I can’t survive on my own.

I don’t like to see you ripping the piss in front of me,
And I hate sharing my world with you,
Grow up get a car and a job,
Stop sponging off the state.

I’ve got to go.

Open Arms For Broken Hearts

Open Arms for broken hearts,
Embrace the wounded in fits and starts,
A broken mind is just the half of it,
You don’t know how far to go with it.

Denounce your love, impress your friends,
How proudly you called an end,
All these lies when you get to the heart of it,
You just didn’t know how far to go with it.

I hope some lies will trick your mind,
I hope in time your mind denies,
You’re wrong, you’re wrong but now you’ve gone,
You were all along… open my eyes.

I hope in time you see both sides,
You’ll see in mine you cannot hide,
It bugs, it festers all the time,
You need the peace inside your mind.

Your mind, your mind, C’mon, c’mon,
You know you want to sing along,
Its open arms for broken hearts,
That’s the way the spiral starts.

Open your ears engage your brain,
You are not playing that game,
When you know they are all the same
And you just don’t want to be a part of it.

If somebody takes you under their wing,
Breaks you apart to build you back up again,
They’ll take your head and iron out the creases,
But in time they’re going to leave you in pieces.

I hope some lies will trick your mind,
I hope in time your mind denies,
You’re wrong, you’re wrong but now you’ve gone,
You were all along… open my eyes.

I hope in time you see both sides,
You’ll see in mine you cannot hide,
It bugs, it festers all the time,
You need the peace inside your mind.

Your mind, your mind, C’mon, c’mon,
You know you want to sing along,
Its open arms for broken hearts,
That’s the way the spiral starts.

My Crazy Insomnia

And I’m hoping and I’m waiting and I’m feeling pretty silent,
Problems with awaking and my mind that keeps unwinding,
We’re falling from a happy perch back to where I began my search,
People’s names and people’s quirks – all that I forget to nurture.
Holding up for a short time I don’t know where to draw the line,
Come on friends it’s OK – Martin lives for another day,
Well it feels like…

Depression. Depression. It feels like depression.

So I’m dealing with some empty cans, listening to my favourite bands,
Cooling down then heating up, chemical imbalance when I’ve had enough,
My brain runs high but my heart’s on low, feeling numb from head to toe,
I know when to call it and we call it…

Depression. Depression. It feels like depression.
Depression. Depression. It feels like depression.

Twinkle And I

How do you open when you can’t be open?
I want to leave you now to rest,
I find this hard to address,
But I am going to try my best.

Well Jesus saved me but he never forgave me,
All my thoughts now run clear in my head,
I will never forget your smile,
Thank you for gracing my old bed.

Oh look what it’s done to you,
Twinkle and I will be alright,
Oh look up to the sky,
You cry when it rains,
And when it rains it makes you cry.

You know you hurt us but you didn’t deserve us,
I can only speak for you and I,
You may have been a wash up babes,
But you didn’t deserve to die.

What would it have made me if you never betrayed me?
What would have become of my life?
I confess I loved you,
But you always lived a lie.
Oh look what it’s done to you,
Twinkle and I will be alright,
Oh look up to the sky,
You cry when it rains,
And when it rains it makes you cry.

Where Reality Ends And I Begin

Where reality ends and I begin,
What can I do?
What can I do for you my friend?
Where the sky ends and the sea begins,
Is that where we shine?
Is that where we draw the line?

What can I do for you my friend?
What can I fuck up for you today?
What can I do for you?

If Frank Sinatra really did have his way,
Then I don’t believe he’d have been such a legend today,
What can I do? Where can I put my foot?
What can I do? Where do I put my foot in it?

What can I do for you my friend?
What can I fuck up for you today?
What can I do for you?

Oh Oh, Ah ah…
My big mouth.
Oh Oh, Ah ah…
My big mouth

Blue Skies

I can see the point in dreaming,
When my curfew is when the street lights come on.
That’s why my…

Blue sky’s hanging down,
On my blue life.

Overloaded and my face is beaming,
But the end times come when the Sunday kicks in.
And then my…

Blue sky’s hanging down,
On my blue life.

So if the curfew is at the point of dreaming,
Time to break the curfew and start believing,
In my…

Blue skies hanging down,
On my blue life.
Blue skies dragging down,
On my blue life.


Words copyright  ©Martin Thompson 2011.

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