Long Way Down
written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

It's been a long way down
From what I was then to what I'm now
I was up there and baby you were proud
Yeah, it's been a long way down

It's been a slow road back
To having nothing again, from having that
You were mine babe, and we were right on track
Yeah, it's been a slow road back

It's been a long way down
I was high, but you were right about how
The higher you get on love
The longer it takes to forget and get out of

It's been a hard trail home
We went somewhere I've never known
From living it up Babe, to waking up alone
It's been a hard trail home

It's been a long way down
I was high, but you were right about how
The longer the dream goes on
The harder the fall will seem when it has gone

It's been a long way down
We had everything heaven would allow
From the dizzy heights to the life I'm living now
It's been a long way down

Someone Else Will

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

I ain't gonna laugh at this no more
Or let it just slip by
I ain't gonna watch this 'til I choke on the lie

I ain't gonna take this anymore
I ain't sitting quiet
You can tranquilize my mind with phony hope
But I don't buy it, no I don't buy it

'Cause you will kill me when you have to
And you will tie me to the table
And you will tell me that you don't want to,
But if you don't, you know someone else will

And I ain't gonna listen anymore
Obedient and polite
And I ain't letting killers so like me sleep tonight

And I ain't gonna play my part no more
Their sentence, it ain't right
'Cause you can think you're free, but I'll leave you
To serve my time, serve my time

'Cause you will kill me when you have to
And you will tie me to the table
And you will tell me that you don't want to,
But if you don't, you know someone else will
You know someone else will

Queen Of False Alarms

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Last night I dreamt of you
You stood right here in my room
I could see you, I could feel you

Last night I swear, it was you
Right here in jeans and my old shoes
I could see you, I could feel you

So like a princess in my arms
But I wake up and I find
It's the Queen of False Alarms

Last night I dreamt of you
Under the trees and a glass-eyed moon
Last night it happened again
You were in trouble and called my name
I could hear you, I could feel you

Here at the king's side safe from harm
But I open up my eyes to Queen of False Alarms

I can't recall why you left at all
You just wait, and I'll slip the car in gear
I have nothing to fear, it was one of your charms
The Queen of False Alarms

I could feel you
Here at the king's side safe from harm
But I open up my eyes and the sun cuts through the blinds
and I go looking for a sign of the Queen of False Alarms

Life By Mistake

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

So you were right when you said I was just a fake
You just got used and when you're used you're thrown away
Look at me now, look at the lines upon my face
And look at my crowd, haven't we all lived like it's a race

And there are times I sense
The trails of pain I leave
When over the road there hangs those
Springtime lynching trees
Just look around, everyone's acting the same way
In a playground town
Where we can all live like it's a race
Where we can all live for we can take
But haven't we all lived life by mistake

And haven't we all chased time
Like a paper cup down the street and up the stairs
And haven't we all found the door is shut
And the keys are everywhere
In this life by mistake

And there are moments when the heavens open wide
When you can hold your dreams and see your future bright
Look at me now, haven't I tried to do what's right
The way I know how, I have acquired my life like a taste
And I have tried to live the right way
But I have lived my life by mistake

In The Meantime

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Maybe you are crying now
Or maybe you're relieved
I guess we both stopped trying Baby to believe

And maybe you are hurting badly
Or maybe you feel free
Taking one last journey with me
Away from you and me

But who is there to go to now
and what are we to do
Living in the meantime
Until we find somebody new

Maybe this will help you now
Give you room to breathe
Or maybe all the pain you feel
Will never ever leave

And who is there to turn to now
Who can help us make it through
Living in the meantime
Until we find somebody new

So you said you loved me baby
For the last time now it seems
And I said I loved you baby
But I don't know what that means

And who is there to lie to now
How do I survive this without you
Living in the meantime
Until we find somebody new

A Little Luck

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Have you not met her?
Well, let me tell ya something first, oh yes,
She arrives and your whole life hurts
And you might be forgiven for killing to be with her

Each little gesture
Each little look cuts through your heart, oh yes,
You'll be wishing you never had met
Like I keep wishing that she would ditch him yet

And I know what you're going to say
I want an impossible thing
But you never know what a little luck can bring
Yeah, you'll never know what a little luck can bring

Before you see her
Just think how he must once offend
She speaks and your day just melts
And if I wasn't so straight
I would change their arrangement myself

But you get crazy
Just watch the way she says his name, oh yes
There's only so much you can take
So call me romantic
But I got a hunch he's going out of date

And I know what you're going to say
I want an impossible thing
But you never know what a little luck can bring
Yeah, you never know what a little luck can bring

In The Frame

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Put me in your pocket now
Put me in your dress
I will remain the one you loved best
Don't try to rip me up
If I hurt you when
Everything is fowled up at the end

Let me always stay now
Laughing as you say, "How
do I always look like I'm in pain?"
And you always get your finger in the frame

Put me in your bottom drawer under old exams
There I will be always your cheating hand
Don't try to send me back in some maudlin phase
What has developed here you can't erase

Let me always stay now
Laughing as you say, "How
do I always look like I'm in pain?"
And you always get your finger in the frame

And maybe all the fights will never happen
Maybe nothing's going to change
Maybe I'll be always laughing
Nothing standing in the way
Nothing clouding up the future
Not the faintest threat of rain
Nothing clouding up the picture
But a finger in the frame

So put me in the pocket of this very dress
And I will remain the one you loved best

And I will always stay now
Laughing as you say, "How
do I always look like I'm in pain?"
And you will always have your finger in the frame

A Better Man

written by Currie/Harvie/Alston
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Let's face the truth, the deed is done
Look at me now babe, and say I'm still the one
Just who are we trying to defend
A burnt-out building should be condemned

Baby, I don't even know you anymore, do I?

Don't look forlorn, don't look so sad
Deep down you know I was always bad
You say, "I don't know even know you anymore
I don't even know if I'm sure what I want"

Maybe a better man could understand
Maybe a better man could be your friend
Maybe a better man who would hold you
Like I'll never really hold you
Maybe he could love you so that baby,
I may be a better man

Yes I know, things have changed
Once we were lovers, now we ain't even friends
And maybe love, don't ask me why,
Is something for which I ain't qualified
You say, "I can't even see the boy you were
And I don't think it's good to even be here anymore"

Maybe a better man could understand
Maybe a better man could be your friend
Maybe a better man could hold you like I'll
Never really hold you
Maybe he could love you so that baby,
I may be a better man

Maybe a better man could be your friend
Maybe a better man could understand
Maybe a better man wouldn't leave you
Wouldn't hurt you and deceive you
Wouldn't leave you to believe that someday
He may be a better man

Would be your friend
And understand so that you'd never need again
A better man

The Last Love Song

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

This is the last love song we'll sing
Now that the death of our dreams
Has poisoned everything
The shadow of the squaw shades our door
And grayness invades our every pore

This is the last love song we'll sing
This is the last chance we have
To say absolutely nothing

This is the last movie we'll see
While our country's sleep walking
Through every major scene
Our age of convenience becomes
A state that don't care for anyone

This is the last love song we'll sing
This is the last chance we have
To do absolutely nothing

This is the last love song we'll sing
This is the last chance we have
To do absolutely nothing

Until The Evening Steals The Afternoon

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Lovers they walk on the bright side of the street
And the city it shines in surprise in the ice cream heat
And I want to be kissed in the haze of this hotel room
Before the evening steals the afternoon

And the traffic it shakes as my travel shaver drones
And the maid she mistakes my 'come in'
For a 'please leave me alone'
But I want to be held in the swell of her sweet perfume
Before the evening steals the afternoon

Before the daylight dies
And the dusty sky gets rusted up with tungsten
Before the phony night
Stakes its claim on walkers waiting at the junction

From the blue shade of the park, couples emerge
Dropping hands like they're still scared to get caught
But I want to be caught in their rage of embraces too
Before the evening steals the afternoon

Sleep Instead Of Teardrops

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Cry - cry out your eyes forever
It wonít go away
I - Iím just a dumb observer
Itís so stupid what I say

Like everyone else will do Iím gonna lie to you
Tell you that life is cruel
But some day youíre gonna wake up
With sleep instead of teardrops in your eyes

And so, nobody lives forever,
The crassest of cliches
Like time, time is the greatest healer
But itís a murderer today

Like everyone else will do Iím gonna lie to you
Tell you that life is cruel
But some day youíre gonna wake up
With sleep instead of teardrops in your eyes

You know my holding you wonít change anything
I canít stop this whole charade continuing
As each consoling kiss remains on your face like a stain

So cry, cry out those tears
And let them succumb to gravity
And try, try as I might
Iíll never fill that vacancy

Like everyone else will do Iím gonna lie to you
Tell you that life is cruel
But some day youíre gonna wake up
With sleep instead of teardrops in your eyes
Someday youíre gonna wake up
With sleep instead of teardrops in your eyes

Spare Pair Of Laces

written by Currie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

She was seventeen
She came with a phony dream
Seeking private lives in honest faces
So she lost her heart to a careful kind of guy
Who kept his private lives in other places

Cause, a cautious man donít care
What kind of shoes he wears
As long as he has a spare pair of laces


So she was drunk with desire
And in his careful way
He measured out his love and let her taste it
But as her giving grew he took from others too
And carefully erased any traces

Cause, a cautious man donít care
What kind of shoes he wears
As long as he has a spare pair of laces

Heíll be prepared for any crisis that occur
Heíll be prepared to lie and flat deny
He ever wanted her to chase him

Cause a cautious man donít care
What kind of shoes he wears
As long as he has a spare pair of laces

So she was twenty one when she saw the light
And left him seeking lies in honest faces
Left him with a spare pair of laces

A Grimace Not A Smile

written by Currie/Harvie/Alston/McLoughlin
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

All the shakers and the movers
They are queuing up to climb
The clean white steps
To the Furher of our disinfected times

He's a Christian and a groover
He's the silk out of the slime
He is little empire hooverin'
Up those willing little minds
And look their lips are mimicking
His sales pitch style
That's a grimace not a smile

So the road to hope is open
We can all be satisfied
That the dream that's lying broken
Can now just be denied
There's a spirit in the country
There's a face to fit that plight
And the mandarins are hopin'
They are grinning at his side
Yeah, look their lips are
Mimicking that home spun style
That's a grimace not a smile

Wish I could place this
Bitter sweet taste I get each time
Those grinning faces revealing traces
Of what's hiding behind those masks
Of mediocrity they've been wearing all the while
Is a grimace not a smile

Low Friends In High Places

written by Currie/Harvie
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.

Suicide, still here, everybody's giving
I'm the King of Cute with a talent for persuadin'

Will you be my guide, I
Need help to find my way out
Sure-fire stuff from the hippie in the kitchen

I got low friends in high places
Low friends in high places

All the drones are itchin' for admission
Better couple 'em off quick while I give 'em opposition

Don't let me come down, I
Feel like I've always known you
Can't cut just a little inhibition

I got low friends in high places
Low friends in high places

Jump in, shoot out, burn up the building
Access is crowded, but the membership is filling

Low friends in high places
Low friends in high places