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The brand new Meiosis album, At Night I Am King, is OUT NOW!



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Meiosis Bowie Tribute

You had to be there!

The day after David Bowie died, I started receiving emails, texts, Tweets and Facebook messages from people who thought I might be upset by the news but also some promoters who thought I might like to do a "thing" - A thing? "Well anything?" I sided with Jane from The Ship as she said, I could do whatever I wanted to do. I wanted to have a quiet week off - but if I didn't do this now, someone else would probably do it and it'd probably be good to get my guiar out and start singing. A good sing really helps with grief. I'd sung a few Bowie songs before and so I just needed to expand on that. By the Friday I had 20 Bowie songs ready to play live. Tony was providing some gear, despite his own personal things going on - but we had something... Something, which was so beautiful, which I will never ever forget.

As soon as I started singing some well known David Bowie songs the room erupted. Not in song, or light or any acknowledgement that I was even playing well or doing the songs justice. Just for the love of Bowie we all shared together and that we all needed to get a load of songs out of our heads and out into the open. After 5 days of rehearsing and wondering what songs I should play or, more to the point, could play, it wouldn't have mattered. I gave this my best and everyone present seemed to be able to do some well needed emotional dancing and singing out loud in public.

At the time, I said "I am never going to release the recording of this gig because 1) it isn't a very good recording, 2) I don't want to capitalise on a person's death and 3) I think you just had to be there.

So... after a long think - here is an audio recording of that gig in full! I have cut out some bits of me talking - as you just can't hear me over the shouty lovely people who have just all got together for the first time 7 days after David Bowie died.



Meiosis Lyrics - At Night I Am King


Lunch Atop A Jumbo Jet
(December 2014)

Because I’m not afraid,
I am happy now.
Because I’m not afraid,
I will tell you how…
Oh God.
Oh my God…

Because I’m not afraid,
I am happy now.
I’m not afraid,
And I am telling you how…
Oh God.
O my God…


Freedom Of The City
(Friday 2 nd January 2015)

Make a note to myself,
Some things never change,
I’ve been waiting for a long time,
Until this time comes of an age.

Pat him on the back,
Tell him "if that’s the best you can do?"
There’s no point in coming back,
When you assume I acquitted you, didn’t you?

Follow your heart and your unmeasurable desire.
Blow them all apart and let the wind fuel the fire.

With all the airplanes overhead,
I will write to you.
When there’s freedom and respect,
I will call.

(Do you hear me call)

And you don’t have to run,
You don’t have to slog yourself over the hill,
You don’t have to follow some,
You’ve got your own free will.

The night is young & the days are long,
You don’t feel you owe it to yourself,
But with the Earth on hire, we could all retire…
To a future of wealth, health and self-worth.

Run around in circles,
Telling everyone, you’re "going straight",
Your freedom of the city is coming soon,
And you’re running late.

With all the airplanes overhead,
I will write to you.
When there’s freedom and respect,
I will call.


Doki Doki
(Thurday 12 th February 2015)

I’m talking when the lights are low,
With lots and lots of baggage in tow,
I’m walking when the nights are light,
Even though I don’t see them that bright.

The night has a fiendish plan,
I’ll tell you now, ‘man to man’,
My body feels full of fright,
And my heart feels like a bird in flight.

Now face me, embrace me,
I had a bad paper round a long time ago.
Grace me, furiously,
I’m a gratifying man with a lot of baggage in tow.

My body is engulfed with a belief,
That all I want I will believe,
You’ve got to come along and feed,
That feeling in you, I believe it’s true…

When you’re trying hard,
And you feel that pound?
You know that sound.

When you’re working hard,
And you feel that start?
You know it’s your heart.

My life is only one big hole,
With lots and lots of baggage in tow,
If only I were born a king,
Well I’d tell you I’m feeling something, I’m feeling something.

I said "I’m feeling something".
I said "I’m feeling something".
I said "I’m feeling something".
I said "I’m feeling something".
 
When you’re trying hard,
And you feel that pound?
You know that sound.

When you’re working hard,
And you feel that start?
You know it’s your heart.


Is God Magic?
23 rd July 2015

I don’t see myself as a demon,
Some might say that I am a Heathen.

If you think God is magic?
Then it must be tragic
And if God is tragic?
Then it must be magic.

Who said I was a Heathen?
And how dare you accuse me of being a demon.
Is God is magic?
It must be fantastic!
If you think God is magic,
It must be tragic.

Because she said "that he said…" that we were all "blah blah blah",
Then she went.."", and he went…"", and we were like all, "blah blah blah!"

Is God is magic?
It must be fantastic!
If you think God is magic,
It must be tragic.

Because he went, and she went then it was all "Blah blah blah".
I go and then she knows and it’s all gonna be like; "Oh… Blah blah blah".

I’m wasted all of the time,
I must be right…
But hated all of my life
Because she said, "Oh… Blah blah blah".


But when it comes to the things that must go,
All the little things that I hated the most,
Were the ones who pretended to believe in a fictional ghost.
(Blah blah blah)
Is God is magic?
It must be fantastic!
If you think God is magic,
It must be tragic.


Birthday In Berlin

Kicked my ball,
To the wrong side of the wall,
I see it from the Fernsehturm,
That stands tall.

Meine Freunde are all here,
My family stay in Mitte.
They put up a flag yesterday,
By the gun tower. Haben sie bitte.

You are here but I am there,
Here is where and you’re not there.

When the wall came down,
All these aliens came through,
They brought my ball back,
Then built a McDonalds Drive Thru,

Meine freude are all here at last,
In bar, by the tower, in Alexandraplatz.

You are here and I am there,
Here is where and you’re not there.
You are near but I’m not where?
Somewhere near but I’m not there.

Then the bell rings,
And the door opens,
I couldn’t believe my eyes,
Even through all that smoke.

It was in German,
But I knew that you had spoke.

What the Devil did you do with that man?
When the bell rang,
I didn’t understand,
I didn’t understand.

When the bell rings and you are not there….
When the bell rings and you are not near….
When the bell rings and you are not here…
When it’s the bell that you ring,
I remember, it was your birthday in Berlin.



Hit Him Whilst He’s Down
Monday 23 rd July 2001

Time machine. I have to build a time machine.
So I can go back and put everything right.
Sleep alone, all alone but in my head,
In my head you hold me soundlessly through the night.

CDs! I Play loud music.
Looking for answers within the songs.

DTs! I’ve got the ‘DTs’
Depression buys you free alcohol.

Hit him whilst he’s down,
He won’t come around.

Hit him whilst he’s down,
He won’t come around,
So hit him whilst he’s down.

We’re friends…
Just friends?
How do you exchange a love for a friendship?
Skin. My grey skin.
Wounds so deep, they scar my relationships.

I’m gone! All gone!!!
I threw it all away….
Now gone! All wrong!!!
Because I’m getting in your way.

Hit him whilst he’s down,
He won’t come around.

Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.
Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.
Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.
Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.


I Was Lonely
28th November 2004

I was lonely,
So I made it out for the night,
closely,
Observing the barks and the bites,
And strangers,
Wonderfully chatting to me.

Moving,
Around the sparkling outlets on show,
I choose one,
The moment the propitiators go,
"Make him as unwelcome as any kid is here!"

Now the beats are strong,
But the beats are wrong,
So how can I be right,
In a place as wrong as this?

I was lonely,
So I made it out for the door,
And quirk-er-ley, made back in for some more.
Losing any self-respect I ever had,
But gaining the confidence of an egotistical lad

Now the beats are strong,
But the beats are wrong,
So how can I be right,
In a place as wrong as this?
Marking my pain on my face with a blow,
A reminder that, I never wanted to know,
What it was like here, in the first place,
All those years ago.

I was lonely,
So I never put up a fight,
Take me somewhere,
I can forget about my plight,
Losing all of the confidence of an egotistical lad

Because the beats are strong,
But the beats are wrong,
So how can I be right,
In a place as wrong as this?


All We Are
18 th December 2015

Rich men on sabbaticals,
On a comet that is Halley’s
With really naughty ladies

The ‘Duck Hunt’,
In the eighties,
Was unknown to ‘Millennium Babies’
All this time will pass you by…

And this time will pass you by….

All we are..
Are time and thoughts,
And thoughts are walls,
And walls are thoughts.
And time.

Free love at six,
Sit down and listen to Bill Hicks,
With a glass of wine.
The time you relented,
Is the time you repented,
I think you crossed a fine line.

All we are..
Are time and thoughts,
And thoughts are walls,
And walls are thoughts.
And time.


Friday Night Sing-A-Long
Tuesday 13 th February 2001

Good Morning , wake up,
Pick your clothes up,
As if your father’s on the stairs,
Gather your senses,
Make me coffee,
Then run to join the rest of the party.

Made a chance their….?
One word answers.
You talk cold but you feel warm,
Warm but lonely,
I’m the only
Person here who feels so torn,
Well just shoot me now!

If I could think of a way,
To get me past this phase,
I could please you all the time.
I feel sick for you,
I’m loved by few,
C’mon, I really need you now!

So gather your things up,
And make your mind up,
Come with me, we’ll be together forever,
And ever and ever.
You’re my daylight,
We’ll leave at midnight,
Come with me and we’ll be,
stay… forever and ever and ever

For ever and ever and ever….

Evening, "Lights off!",
Take your clothes off,
Forget everyone else.

It’s just you and me,
That’s how it could be?
Next time I just hope you remember…
Me?



Meiosis Lyrics - Something Funny Happened On My Way To Utopia


Alice In Wonderland Syndrome

A face at the end of my bed,
Looking at me it thinks I’m dead,
I’m trying to monopolise,
Every time I close my eyes.

Arms crossed I see the door,
Ten times what it was before,
Legs apart I sink into the ground,
Vermillion light seems to wrapped around.

I’m not dead…
…I am dreaming.

Fairground mirrors on the floor,
Distant objects I’ve never seen before,
All I’ll add to my wonderland,
Is a rabbit in a hat on my massive hand.

I’m not dead…
…I am dreaming.

Thumper

Jump out of your body,
Be a live wire,
Because now I wouldn’t piss on you,
Even if you were on fire.
This time last week,
You were my knight in shining armour,
Now I see you’re a freak,
You swallowed by pride,
And shit on my karma…

But the train’s coming, the brain’s humming,
I don’t care, no I don’t care if you,
Jump… Jump Thumper!
The train’s coming, the brain is humming,
I don’t care if you jump now,
Jump Thumper!

Now I might regret shouting,
About your little outing,
I’m sorry I poured, I’m sorry I squealed,
You must be doubting,
Every single little thing I ever told you,
Is it all true?
Don’t be stupid, I am not that cool…

Return Of The Dead Eyes

I said I would not come back here again,
September would be the last time I came,
I said I would not come back if it’s all the same,
Now December’s looming I cannot refrain.

So here I am back here again,
Here I am, here I am, here I am.

I wonder how the bridge bridges the water,
I wonder how the angels bide their time,
I wonder how to satisfy my eternal disorder,
I wonder why days come more often than nights.

Well here I am, back here again,
Here I am, here I am, here I am.

If I didn’t need I wouldn’t be asking for a friend,
Where ever they may be it does not need to be the end,
If I cannot breathe my breath grows like cancer on the inside,
But on the outside it’s just the return of the dead eyes.

Here I am the return of the dead eyes.

Vivid Dreams

Vivid dreams, vivid dreams,
Why do I bolt for the door,
When reality’s not what it seems?
Tell them you’re not home tonight,
Been having one of your vivid dreams.

Vivid dreams, Vivid Dreams,
Take surrealism into your head,
And make it seem how reality feels.
Tell them you’re not home tonight,
Been having one of your vivid dreams.

Well I smell blood and I smell fear,
See everyone waking up in tears,
Not really in danger.
Tell them it’s OK tonight been having one of your vivid dreams.
Well I feel life and I smell death,
Please tell me I’m sleeping now,
Or this could be my saviour.
Tell them it’s OK tonight , tell them you’re having one of your vivid dreams.

Vivid dreams, vivid dreams,
It’s like I thought to myself extremely supreme
And tell them you’re not home tonight,
Having a real scream dream,
Vivid dreams, vivid dreams.

Pull The Ladder Up, Jack

Go hell for leather when I wind you up,
It’s not like it’s forever just sign your prenuptial,
Agreement – that sees me through,
Oh what an achievement,
That is me and you.

JACK – Each to their own,
SMACK – Look for number one,
CRACK – Pull the ladder up, pull the ladder up.

Spend some time with your friends ‘cos I’m moving on,
End times, friend times, they don’t last long.

JACK – Each to their own,
SMACK – Look for number one,
CRACK – Pull the ladder up, pull the ladder up.

I never thought we’d go this far,
I never thought we’d do this well,
Never guess we’d reach that start
Never knew we’d go to Hell.

Ignore The Monsters

Get the little people out of my head,
You should hear what they just said to me,
No I don’t expect you to understand,
What it’s like in Martin Land,
But I’m not mad,
Well, it’s not bad.

Matter to me?
Attracted to me?
‘Cos you’re pretty?
Well, we’ll see.

Ignore the monsters, ignore the nightmares,
Forget the faces, don’t join the wasters,
You’re with me now,
You’re with me now, ha ha!

Matter to me?
Attracted to me?
‘Cos you’re pretty?

T. Dan

T. Dan, T. Dan,
Tears down to the river,
Tears down the white lines,
Of the Central Motorway,
Swan’s houses made of concrete,
Glass houses connect by short subway.

Progress, progress,
Don’t digress by way of heritage,
Means to an end by word of mouth,
This progression is paramount.

We are, we are to your fascination,
A humble crastination, an outdated way of life,
We are, we are to you imagination,
A source of constant frustration,
And we’ve messed up our lives.

But my life is my life,
And your life is your’s,
For all your flaws,
We’re still on your side.

T. Dan, T. Dan,
If you come to opposition,
And what builds up then crumbles and falls,
T. Dan is a man,
Who can talk himself out of a room with four walls
(And fifteen floors).

We are, we are to your fascination,
A humble crastination, an outdated way of life,
We are, we are to you imagination,
A source of constant frustration,
And we’ve messed up our lives.

But my life is my life,
And your life is your’s,
For all your flaws,
We’re still on your side.

Pretty OK

The ground’s gone to my head,
My left is my right instead,
I used to wake up in flowers,
I used to walk on air…
Yeah.

I imagined you to be so pretty,
In your own little way,
I think that you’re so pretty,
You’re pretty OK.

Well I’m, I’m alright,
Yeah I’m still OK,
I’m doing just fine,
With you out of my way.

So long  - I can’t do the math,
I’m so lucky for what I have.
My life seems so indestructible,
Is that a bad thing to say?
Well I thing you’re so fuck-able,
You’re pretty OK.

Well I’m, I’m alright,
Yeah I’m still OK,
I’m doing just fine,
With you out of my way.

Throw

I’m hoisting a flag but it keeps on letting me down,
Back to the panic attack which keeps on coming around,
Don’t you think it’s stupid when two people are thinking the same thing,
(Throw me a rope and reel me in)
In many ways, I miss you.
(Throw me a rope and reel me in)

Well I know I’m glorious,
And I know I’m treacherous,
But I know that I will go far.
I know I’m senseless,
And sometimes ridiculous,
But you have to throw yourself far away,
Up, up and away!

Nineteen year old boys laugh at me in the corner of my eye,
(Throw me a rope and reel me in)
In many ways, I miss you but I don’t miss your lies.
(Throw me a rope and reel me in)

I know that you lied.
I can see it through your disguise.

Well I know I’m glorious,
And I know I’m treacherous,
But I know that I will go far.
I know I’m senseless,
And sometimes ridiculous,
But you have to throw yourself far away.

Don’t you miss me and those cosy little days?
Don’t you miss me and my wicked little ways?

Take me home now I think I’ve said too much,
Take me home now I think I’m a little drunk.
Take me home now I think I’ve said too much,
Take me, take me, I think I’m a little drunk.

Little Epiphanies

The hens have stopped laying and the cows are lying down,
Well I stopped praying when nothing came around.
Hold that thought,
Hold it up for all to see.
Hold that thought,
Until you believe.
Hold that thought,
Hold it up for all to see.
Hold that thought,
You’re having an epiphany.

Now the motor’s stopped running and I’m burning my bridges fast,
Never thought of anything so cunning as building my bridges to last.
Hold that thought,
Hold it up for all to see.
Hold that thought,
Until you believe.
Hold that thought,
Hold it up for all to see.

Having an epiphany, an epiphany.
Hold that thought now,
Hold it tight; hold it for all to see your epiphany.
Having and epiphany now Honey, having an epiphany, an epiphany.

Holding court in my road is not down my street,
You can’t consign me to the statutes or history.

Hold that thought,
Hold it up for all to see.
Hold that thought,
Until you believe.
Hold that thought,
Hold it up for all to see.

Having an epiphany, an epiphany.
Hold that thought now,
Hold it tight; hold it for all to see your epiphany.
Having and epiphany now Honey, having an epiphany, an epiphany.


Meiosis Lyrics - Historical Depictions Of The Future


Fairy's Dress


Every time you tell a lie,
Another fairy will die,
So I have never dreamt of you,
Never eyed you up,
Never re-gendered you.

I like your hair tonight,
It makes me look one hell of a sight,
For sore eyes, I confess,
I have to see you in a fairy's dress.

Do you have the gene?
The happy gene, the in-between.
Do you have the gene?
The Vaseline, the drama queen.

Oh free up your life,
Forget it all and be my wife,
I miss you all the time,
Your puppy eyes, you're a pantomime.
They're all out to get your blood,
The Homo Clown and The Daddy's Stud,
No longer can you stay it,
Well, I'm here your heroine.

Do you have the gene?
The happy gene, the in-between.
Do you have the gene?
The Vaseline, the drama queen.

Every time you tell a lie,
Another fairy will die.

Baby Boom

In a room combat,
Baby Boom comeback,
I'm gonna buy a big gun,
And I'll shoot you down yeah yeah.

Baby snake hissing,
Big mistake suspicion,
I can see my guilty reflection in your eyes,
Now a surprise.

And when he comes,
She cries.

Baby Boom exploded,
Thoughts of doom exploited,
And where are we all running to?
We're running through Friday,

And combat,
Baby Boom loves that!
I can see a mission in your eyes,
Now I'll decide.

And when he comes,
she cries.
I'm not surprised.

On A Mission

Excuse me mister?
I'm telling you of my unconditional love,
Followed you today,
But found it was no good.
Tell me you're the same,
Tell me you have these malicious thoughts,
On a mission today,
To tell you my malicious thoughts.

Next time... I think I'm gonna be OK,
Yeah, I'm OK.

The time was a great healer...

But it took too long.

Don't they tell you,
Love is just a disease and it goes away?
Didn't tell me that that drug would take me away.
You're not the same,
We're not similar in any way,
And if you find your life,
It's not with me anyway.

Next time... I think I'm gonna be OK,
Yeah, I'm OK.

The time was a great healer...

But why does it have to take so long?

Mini Rage

Hiding in a paper bag, check the contents of the sack,
There’s a wardrobe and a chest of drawers,
She only has to stay indoors.
Schizophrenic little girl, we can’t see in to your world,
In the dark, what’s under the bed?
Did you hear what the voices said?

She has a mini rage, she had a mini rage, she has a mini rage
A mini rage she has…

You’re isolated from your soul but you’re not alone…
You are not on your own, you’re not alone,
You’re not on your own.

Living in a fish tank, go to town go to the bank,
Chased all the way back home, chased by an angry gnome.
Talking to the flowers and, bury her head in to the sand,
She’s not alone but she’ll never understand… that…

She has a mini rage, she had a mini rage, she has a mini rage
A mini rage she has…

You’re isolated from your soul but you’re not alone…
You are not on your own, you’re not alone,
You’re not on your own.

You’re not alone, you’re not alone, you’re not on your own.
You are not on your own.

Red Man/Green Man

Why do I feel so bad?
And you, you lead me on,
I'm here to make you glad,
You met me in a song.

I've got the patience for ya,
I've got the feeling for ya,
I keep you from the vulture,
Red man green man for ya,
I was your only chance,
To make it past a glance,
I want it over for ya,
Red man green man for ya,
But the rest is up to you.

I'm not blue
I feel it for you
but I'm not blue

If you're feeling a frown I can turn it around,
I'm not feeling blue does that do it for you?

I'm not blue.

red man green man for you.

Bomb Me Out

Everybody's trying to bomb me out,
But I just don't care,
I've done all I can to fight,
And now I'm losing my hair.

Everybody's trying to bomb me out,
Everybody's trying to prepare,
For a day i finally leave it all,
I leave myself bare... Sadly...

I'm free, yeah I'm free,
To do what I want,
Anytime I please,
Yeah I'm free,
So damn free,
So bomb me.

Everybody's trying to bomb me out,
But I'm past my best,
So come on and bail me out,
I'll work out the rest.

I'm free, yeah I'm free,
To do what I want,
Anytime I please,
Yeah I'm free,
So fuckin' free,
So bomb me.

Careless whisper said to me,
'Just you watch your back or they might be,
Wanting you back here again'.

Time

Things are quite steady. I'm feeling quite secure,
I'm getting ready to trust you.

So I asked you a question,
I didn't expect you to reply,
And then you text me,
That you think we should call it time.

Time.

Last time I saw you I was too drunk to speak,
It looked like I ignored you... then I realised...

You asked me a question,
And you're still waiting for a reply,
And though I found it testing,
I never missed you all this time.

Time.

So let me tell you...
How I hang around in bars drinking heavily until you arrive,
Out of the blue.
And let me tell you...
How I stare across the floor,
I deny myself more,
For this realisation of mine...

We've already had our time.

Promiscuous

I'm feeling that it's me who has the feeling I've come undone,
I swear I have the flair take what I needed to have some fun,
Now I'm home alone watching my mobile phone I admit it's tough,
Am I the only one who feels the need to concede when I feel unloved?

Will I learn, it's a slow burn, taking each turn as it comes
When between the lines what happens next or tomorrow is of no concern?
It's the false embrace of the human race and in this case when it comes to the shove,
If you've just begun to feel you're the only one who will feel unloved.

The Big Attraction

How do you get me now?
How do you get me now?
He’s crashed, he’s fallen through, he didn’t know how
How do you get me now? There’s nothing more you can do,
Maybe it’s time for me to come and get you?

How do you get me now? How to work it out?
How do you extinguish your doubt?
How to work it out? How to work it out?
The big attraction is: You are not out…

It’s delayed, it’s delayed….
He’s crashed, he’s crashed…

How do you get me now? Nothing more you can do.
Maybe it’s time for me to come and get you…

It’s delayed, it’s delayed….
He’s crashed, he’s crashed…
How do you get me now? How do you get me now?
He’s crashed, he’s crashed…
How to work it out? How to work it out?

It’s delayed, it’s delayed… And far too late…

Vodka And Pills (Drinking and Singing)

Stumble through the vomit I left,
I hate you when you do this to me,
I'll do it all over again,
'Cos you, Alcohol... You're my only friend.

Broken. All cuts and bruises,
I hate you when you get temperamental,
I've been with you all today,
You're the one who'll take me away.

And if I cast my mind back to the beginning of the night,
My heart was beating fast and my eyes were wide and bright,
This is the story of a teenaged alcoholic,
living on the edge of his life,

And...

Drinking and singing is all I want to do,
You'll slowly kill me,
But we're going to keep going 'til we're through,
I don't mind dying for you.

So I've got my vodka,
And I've got my pills,
I'm standing on a very high viaduct in the hills,
This won't ever happen again,
I'll die with you my good friend.

Crying, I take a piss on the grass,
And think to myself 'this friendship can't last',
I throw the bottle off the bridge,
And walk home laughing myself to a stitch.

Drinking and singing is all I want to do,
You'll slowly kill me,
But we're going to keep going 'til we're through,
I don't mind dying for you.

Words and music copyright  ©Martin Thompson 2013.

Meiosis Lyrics - Songs For 20 Something Year Olds


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 and music copyright  ©Martin Thompson 2012.

Meiosis Lyrics - Where Reality Ends And I Begin


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 and music copyright  ©Martin Thompson 2011.

 
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