Sydney Rococo

Sydney Rococo

[rev. Jan. 1, 2019]

Another star falls
As evening crawls
In the wake of the sky
No skyscraper lets you forget

Then the sun shines down
And blinds this town
And you laugh every morning
But every night you will regret

Cold and lonely
From the shadow
Only a moment to live

Sydney Rococo (ah-ahh)
Outside your window (ah-ahh)
Here in the shadow (ah-ahh)
We're waiting to go go

And blast this heat
Fast and sweet
When the pingers wear off
They'll bring us something to eat

Now sing your song
Like nothing's wrong
But the song that you sing
Is the thing that disaster will bring

Cold and lonely
From the shadow
Only a moment to live

Sydney Rococo (ah-ahh)
Outside your window (ah-ahh)
Never tomorrow (ah-ahh)
All you can borrow

A Sydney Rococo (ah-ahh)
We're waiting to go go go

Sydney Rococo
Sydney Rococo
Sydney Rococo (ah-ah-ahh)
Sydney Rococo (ah-ahh)
Sydney Rococo (ah-ah-ah-ah-ahh)
Sydney Rococo (ah-ahh)
(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ahh)
(Ah-ah-ahh)
Sydney Rococo
(Ah-ah-ah-ah-ahh)

 

Distant Voices

Dizzy puffy spirals
Is a train rush with me inside
Stations stop and start
Arteries to the fervent home
Antibody for the right way

Distant voices in the morning
Never disregard a warning
Oh sweet speed my lips are so sour
Streaming in a midnight hour

Baby just a hint
As your winters will come at want
Summer in a slung
Jumping in the cellar months
??? [1:47] in a row

Distant voices in a tunnel
All our love another channel
Oh sweet speed my hands are so vague
Pupils dreaming of the day

Iridescent miles
It's a train rush with me inside
Stations of the cross
Presentations of the loss
Antibody fall away

Distant voices in a garden
And the darkness black and sudden
Oh sweet speed my stars are so dim
What you gonna do with him
Pupils dreaming of the day
Streaming in a midnight hour

 

When I Love Her She Sings

I'll tell you one thing my friends
It gives me great pleasure
And you can measure her in mile
Of that little treasure

Try so hard to understand you
Try so hard to understand

Well I'll give you one, oh my boys
Yes I think she's special
And you can wrestle with the words
When the birds nestle

Try so hard to elevate you
Try so hard to elevate

We all want such lovely things
And be happy as kings
We all want such lovely things
And pull all of the strings
We all want such lovely things
And when I love her she sings

And I'll tell you one thing my friends
Thank you for attending
I'm ending up back at the start
Oh, and a little pretending

I wanna go up and kiss that caramel skin
But I'm outside the garden with all this sin

And I try so hard to understand you
Try so hard to understand

We all want such lovely things
And be happy as kings
We all want such lovely things
And pull all of the strings
We all want such lovely things
And when I love her she sings
We all want such lovely things
And when I love her she sings
We all want such lovely things (and when I love her)
We all want such lovely things (and when I love her)
We all want such lovely things (and when I love her)
She sings

 

Nineveh

I gotta biblical baby, she born though the reeds
Finds baby Moses in a bar
I parted her sea, I swam through her hair
Let's go to Nineveh, it isn't that far

Nineveh
I want to hold you
Just like I told you
I'll never walk these streets again now

Nineveh
I want to follow you
I want to swallow you whole
Never fill this hole in me now

Hieroglyph letters and Jericho jitters
'Cause my baby went to Babylon
Sodom and Gomorrah, ah let's leave 'em for tomorrow
'Cause Nineveh is the only one

Nineveh
I want to hold you
Just like I told you
I'll never walk these streets again now

Nineveh
I want to follow you
I want to swallow you whole
Never fill this hole in me now

I knew a little teeny-bopper, the mother lived in Joppa
So we're goin' up to Lebanon
Gonna see the sights with some friendly Hittites
And Nineveh is open all night

Nineveh
I want to hold you
Just like I told you
I'll never walk these streets again now

Nineveh
I want to follow you
I want to swallow you whole
Never fill this hole in me now

Nineveh
I want to hold you
Just like I told you
Never walk these streets again now

Nineveh
I want to follow you
I want to swallow you whole
Never fill this hole in me now

 

The Wrong One

She's fallen in love with the wrong one again
And the things which were nearly near
Are all entangled I hear
The force of violins inside her
Gettin' ready to bow
The laws of spirit to guide her
Gettin' ready to go
Pulling your punches
The hunt is cold
They're launching your age
The strangers stow

She's singing some things that she knows she'll regret
And all the words you can bear
Are whispered everywhere
The names of the streets around here
Gettin' ready to go
The flames and the heat around here
As above so below
Going in circles I assume
Then blowing these ??? [2:30] in the living room

She's taking some things and she'll never return
And all the men that you ever meet
Are falling at her feet
The dream of the drum inside her
Gettin' ready to roll
The drum of the dream inside her
Gettin' ready to fall
Falling with wonder I suppose
Then torn asunder the thunder goes

 

Achilles Heals

All you set is my head ablaze
Walking around like a spirit
Achilles heals
I don't ever want to be the same or mean to you

Everyone is a sun unto himself
Walking around like a spirit
Achilles heals
I don't ever want to see the ceremony falling through

You must be joking man I met it in a caravan
Walking around like Achilles
The spirit heals
I don't ever want to free that thing that seems to me of you

I got a flower for every fool in my head
Walking around like Achilles
The spirit heals
I don't ever want to be the same or mean to you

Everyone is a sun unto himself
Walking around like a spirit
Achilles heals
I don't ever want to see the ceremony falling through

All you set is my head ablaze
Walking around like Achilles
The spirit heals
I don't ever want to be the same or mean to you

 

A Night Is Coming

(...three, four)

Meet my beloved in the wood
Oh man she gonna feel so good
When Cupid's arrow fell
Even the trees are under her spell
She's walking with her fox
All along the mossy rocks

Outside the pretty flower eye
The shadow of a yesteryear
And I like you baby
Yes I do
And a night is coming
For me and you

Come on now sister now move along
Everybody here wants to sing your song
Song about the blossom that start in the trees
Song about the love that bring you to your knees
She's talking to her god
In the ferns and goldenrod

Outside the pretty flower eye
The shadow of a yesteryear
And I like you baby
Yes I do
And a night is coming
For me and you

She bring the birds and dragonfly
She sings a nothing lullaby
Water in her will
Sweeter than the dew on daffodil
She's wading through the brook
Under glade and shady nook

Outside the pretty flower eye
The shadow of a yesteryear
And I like you baby
Yes I do
Yes I like you baby
Yes I do
And a night is coming
For me and you

(Up't away and stay away, away)

[much whooping and yeah, yeah-ing]

(Alright)

 

Sydney Morocco

Instrumental

 

The Lonely City

The lonely city does not sleep
Or keep her promises to you
Her strange property's so cheap
'Cause the ghosts are seeping through
Are you a wolf or a sheep
Yeah I wonder what's eating you

Jesus hesitating all the time
Every line that you do
And I don't know
And I don't care
Lonely city everywhere

Poor little lonely city
Sad little town
Oh, the loneliness abounds
In our grounds

The lonely city does not stop
Or drop her blessings unto you
In the railyards and docks
All the clocks tick-tocking, too

Jesus disappearing in the thin air
Lonely city everywhere
But I don't care
Plus I don't know
Lonely city, hey hello

The lonely city does not speak
Or seek an audience with thee
Her countenance is so bleak
Right down to the freaking sea

Jesus meditating all the while
The lonely city makes me smile
And I don't know
Plus I don't care
Lonely city everywhere
Everywhere

 

Lagoon

Gentle Christopher went off in the heart
Down there sittin' by the lagoon
In the Maroubra dark
In the seaside park
Oh yeah baby come back soon
(Oh yeah baby come back soon)
You know I want to see ya
Under Neptune's moon

Lower ??? [1:08] battles
I'm feeling pretty rattled
Out here sitting by the lagoon
And the parking cars
And the fucking scar
Yeah baby, blues in a spoon
(Oh yeah baby, blues in a spoon)
I wonder what they got
In a store room (in the store room)

Jess and a Rhonda outside in a Honda
Now they're driving down the lagoon
In Surry Hills they're counting up bills
Yeah baby, costs a fortune
(Oh yeah, costs a fortune)
You know I wanna see what I got in my balloon
(My balloon, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Then I'll meet you down by the lagoon
(The lagoon, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
And then I'll meet you down by the lagoon
(The lagoon)

 

Traitor Signals

When the rain commandeers
What's left of your heart
Some traitor signals in your head
That's when you know the music won't stop
And the ocean has left you for dead

That tiny white star that shone from afar
The dancer you knew in Algiers
The woman with the spell
She knew you so well
Still her magic couldn't turn back the years

Slow down my friend
Oh I fear the end
With a feeling I cannot reveal
And the booze and the stuff
Cannot fill me enough
So just leave me with my half of the deal

That brilliant year
Man it got you so lit
That a candle could never compete
Snow falling down
On sanctified ground
Life on forever repeat