Ten Years of Bad Ideas - Volume Three

by The French Defence

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The third and final batch of out-takes, demos and assorted detritus.

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released December 1, 2014

voices on Adieu - Helen Wood, Anthony Monck and Peter Lappin.

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Track Name: Rebound
Is this real, or am I just dreaming?
You’re here with me, but is this a good thing?
It’s not what it seems, try to believe me
You are not in control of your senses
Try to realise

You’re too extreme when you’re defenceless
I wish we were clean instead of headfirst
Surely you’ve seen the previous cases
You are not in control of your senses
Try to realise

It wouldn’t work – you don’t want me
Don’t be absurd
It’s just the drink – you don’t want me
Later you’d think I’d taken advantage of you

What do you take me for?
You can’t be serious
Cause you’re swigging it back and you’re desperate for someone tonight
Please, please not tonight
Try to realise

It wouldn’t work – you don’t want me
Don’t be absurd
It’s just the drink – you don’t want me
Later you’d think I’d taken advantage of you

OK, I want you
But I can’t do this to you
Cause I know you’d just use me to fill up this hole that you’ve created...
Track Name: Lazybones
Want to spend the day in bed
Don’t want to hurry, just want to rest
Everyone’s rushed, so everyone’s stressed
Can’t you please slow down, give me a rest?

Everything moves too fast, I just want the world to stop
You’re all moving too fast, why oh why oh why?
Can’t you please stop?

Want to sleep, get my head down
Or maybe just lie here watching the clouds
Why do they bother shouting so loud?
It just makes it harder to pick their voice out

Everything moves too fast, I just want the world to stop
You’re all moving too fast, why oh why?
Oh why can’t you please stop?

I’m a lazybones…
Track Name: Bug In The Kitchen
Bug in the kitchen
It's bothering me
Where did it come from?
How can it be so hard to find its lair?

It's not over there, behind the refrigerator
Or inside the ventilator
Or below the sink
Oh come on now, think! If I were a bug, where would I live?

Bug in the kitchen
I've seen it again
It's here with its family, and most of its friends
They're ganging up on me

Oh how can this be? I've not called the exterminator
Oh bugs, I don't really hate ya
If you can forgive, then can we both live
As humans and bugs in harmony?
As humans and bugs in harmony?

Cause we were all bugs once you see...
Track Name: Good Things
Please don’t cry
You’ll be back before you realise
There’s a world out there for you
Don’t be shy
Tell him when you say goodbye
There’s a world waiting for you

You’ll be all right, don’t be uptight
There are good things in life (x2)

Close your eyes
Those thoughts only damage your mind
Drift away into the blue
Feel the sky
Its sighs will keep you satisfied
And it’s all out there for you

You’ll be all right, don’t be uptight
There are good things in life…
Track Name: Photo Number 23
Curly curly curly hair
On top of the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen
Smiling at me
I’m so happy you’re a friend
But I wish that you could be
So much more than this

Trust my luck
Trust my rotten stupid luck
Just my luck
Nice guys always get the luck
And the girl

With curly curly curly hair
On top of the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen
Shining at me
Bright blue eyes and curly hair
A frizzy photogenic dream
Living next door to me

Trust my luck
Trust my rotten stupid luck
Just my luck
Nice guys always get the luck
And the girl

With curly curly curly hair
Could I kiss you? Would I dare?
You’re so pretty curly hair
You’re so pretty it’s not fair

Curly curly curly hair
On top of the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen
Shining at me
I’m so happy you’re a friend
But I wish that you could be
So much more than this

Trust my luck
Trust my rotten stupid luck
Just my luck
Nice guys always get the luck
Trust my luck
Trust my rotten stupid luck
Just my luck
Why do I never get the luck
Or the girl.
Track Name: Unsatisfied
I’ve got a love who loves me
She does everything for me
She’s as good as she can be
But I want more

She doesn’t quite excite me
Quite in the way it could be
She’s happy, and she should be
But I want more

Cause although she’s often on my mind
Kinda know that I’m just wasting time
And I wonder what she’d do if I
Took leave

I’ve got a love who’s shown me
She doesn’t really know me
She’s just a one-trick pony
And I want more

She doesn’t really suit me
Won’t have the ingenuity
Or guile to hold on to me
Cause I want more

Cause although she’s often on my mind
Kinda know that I’m just wasting time
And I wonder what she’d do if I
Took leave
Track Name: Slow Hopscotch
Oh no
Not again
You’ve broken down again
Oh no
Not again
You’re burning out again

Look what they’ve done to you
Look what they’ve done to you
Look what they…
Look what they’ve done to you
Look what they’ve done to you
Look what they…

Oh no
Not again
You’re breaking up again
Oh no
Not again
It’s all fucked up again...
Track Name: Nobody's That Fast
So it's on again
And this time it's for real
He's your lover and you're moving on from me
You say you've only just met him
But his name's been cropping up in conversation for weeks

This room harboured you 'til not so long ago
Now I'm conscious of more than you think I know
If he's as new as you're claiming
Then who's that with you in the photos from New Year's Eve?

No-one
No-one
Nobody's that fucking fast
No-one
No-one
Nobody's that fucking fast...