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Jigzag Live! - lyrics

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1. Bottle
2. The Stronger the Tree
3. The Barefoot Bride Set
4. Sweet Basil
5. Take it Like a Man
6. Man of Wood
7. 30 Seconds of Happiness
8. The Chainsaw Wedding
9. Feel Like a Child
10. Little Things
11. Misirlou
12. Between the Darkness and the Deep



Bottle

(G. Bryce)

The sun is slippin' down into the sea without a sound
and I dive in and we all melt as one.
The palm trees sweep and sway and casually they seem
to say...'it's easy in the breeze,we're havin' fun.'

No billboards and no bad TV,the sea and sun and just
walkin' makes me happy.

Keep it in a bottle,this good feelin'
Keep it in a bottle,bottle it up, bottle it up.
and one day when I'm feelin' down,I can open it up and drink some down.

I've been drivin' far too long with one night
stands,same old songs and my guitar smells of smoke and beer.
My left brain tells me it won't last this smell of
sunscreen floatin' past but I don't care 'cause time has stopped for me.

I'm gonna take this holiday and keep it with me
everyday...

Keep it in a bottle,this good feelin'.
Keep it in a bottle,bottle it up,bottle it up
and one day if I'm feelin' down,I can open it up and drink some down.

I'm free of cities and of towns,where self-importance rainin' down has stressed us out and left us dry of love.
But everything's a state of mind,too serious and you'll take the shine off everything that you've been dreamin' of.

I'm gonna take this holiday and keep it with me every day...
this good feelin'...keep it in a bottle
this good feelin'...Keep it in a bottle

doo doo doo doo doo doodoo etc.



The Stronger the Tree

(E.Frencham)

You're smiling at me brother
Wish I had a smile for you
My pockets all are empty
I feel a little blue
Weve both played our guitars in bars
where no one listens to our song
But I can hear you brother
and your friendship keeps me strong
I'll always remember
what you said to me
The stronger the wind
The stronger the tree

Me and my sisters never talk much
of the demons dwelling deep
They lingered in our bedroom
when he thought we were asleep
And though my mother sent him packing
by the time I turned eighteen
I wondered if wed ever make it right
if we'd ever feel clean
But I'll always remember
what you said to me
The stronger the wind
The stronger the tree

So I found myself a fire
to melt the ice around this heart
But he left to warm a lover far away
and I almost fell apart
Now I have to leave my refuge
just pay the bills
Oh dreams slip through my fingers every day
but I'll keep on dreaming still
For I'll always remember
what you said to me
The stronger the wind
The stronger the tree

Now were washin memories one by one
in this tiny motel sink
For life on the road my friend
is not as pretty as youd think
And I'm wondering my brother
Will that kindred soul I seek
be listening at the bar to my guitar tonight
or keep me waiting til next week
But I'll always remember
what you said to me
The stronger the wind
The stronger the tree



Sweet Basil

(E.Frencham/G.Bryce)

Your sweet basil left on my shelf
full of fragrant memory
when we tasted friendship
a midnight meal and the music of a moonlit sea
Your sweet basil cupped in my palm
so I can slowly drink it in
soothes my senses
every nerve that grieves for the loss of your skin

I can't look at the photos we took
I can't listen to the songs we played
But I think I'll sprinkle sweet basil on my lunch today

King Cole on my stereo
crooning lazy memory
when we sang of friendship
a song of steel in a storm-water drain by the sea
King Cole melting velvet so warm
like the voice you left in me
fills my senses
every word returns like a melody

I can't look at the photos we took
I can't listen to the songs we played
But I think I'll sprinkle sweet basil on my lunch today

Your sweet basil sits on my shelf
full of fragrant memory
when we tasted friendship
a midnight meal and the music of a moonlit sea
Your sweet basil blessing me still
Even though you've gone away
Heals my senses
Tasting tomorrow while swallowing yesterday



Take it like a Man

(G. Bryce)

The smell of your hair
Is still on my pillow
Your leaving was such
a bitter pill to swallow

Oh why cant I? Oh why cant I?
Oh why cant I just take it like a man?

The plans that we made
Are lying in tatters
You look at me coldly
Say As if it really matters

So I went to a doctor
He said Your mind needs to be even,
Youve got to practice
a special kind of breathin

If I was John Wayne
I could take it on the chin
Ride off into the sunset
with my jaw all set and grim

but if I take it like a man
do I stuff it down inside?
build a retaining wall around my heart
to hold back the tide?

They say that boys don't cry
And men don't faint
And you gotta act tough
Even when you think you aint

So do I live my life in numbness
Or let myself cry?
Investigate my own heart
Find out the reasons why
Things always happen for the best
And its all just a test to find a deeper meaning
Love and strength thats never leaving

So why would I? Oh how could I?
Oh why should I wanna take it like a man?



Man of Wood

(E.Frencham)

There are girls out looking for a great big
Man of steel to ride down the street
To cruise on over in a suit of armour
And sweep them off their feet
But I aint the kind to be bossed around
By some macho superman
Ive got two strong arms and a mind of my own
And I've got another plan

Got a man of wood
Responding to every caress
He speaks in tones so sweet and low
I feel my soul undress
And I forget all about all those other guys
Who left me with emptiness
For life is good with my man of wood

Ther are girls out searching for a shiny smooth
Man of silk to slide down the street
To ooze on over like a big screen lover
And sweep them off their feet
But I aint blind to your lines and pretty promises
A sucker I am not
I need a man who means every word he says
So I'll stick with the man Ive got

Cos he don't complain about my cookin
And damn, hes so good lookin
And he don't smoke, don't get drunk
But he knows how to groove and funk
Oh, well he wont let me down
He wont start playing around
No lyin cheatin misbehavin
And thats the kind of man I'm cravin
Ooh how he cries and sings
I don't need no other things
Because I just gotta pull these strings
And those low notes they just do things



30 Seconds of Happiness

(G.Bryce/C.Trengove)

One day we were busking
down in the central tunnel
People were laughing and dancing by
and the coins were goin' jingle jangle
A smiling face came up to me
said Thank you, for making my day
I really love to walk to work this way

And she said
You are giving me a chance to smile
No matter what will come my way
A little sparkle for my day
Is what youre gonna give me for a while
And what we need is a little less stress
And what youve got is 30 seconds of happiness

So we played a jig and we sang up big
And we even sang some old favourites for a while
Then along came a man with frown
An upside down smile
He said Why don't you do us all a favour
And go out and get a real job
And earn your pay?
And we said We really love to work this way
And what you need is a little less stress
And what weve got is 30 seconds of happiness

The city loves to agitate, to speculate, to perpetrate
We feel we have to insulate ourselves
We live our life in our briefcase
don't invade my personal space
We drive home at a reckless pace, oh yeah

And what we need is a little less stress
And what weve got is 30 seconds of happiness
We are giving you a chance to smile
No matter what will come your way
A little sparkle for your day
Is what we want to give you for a while

You don't have to pay its for free
No paperwork, no GST
You can even have our personal money back guarantee
30 seconds of happiness
you can get your problems off your chest
if you have no money have no fear
you don't even have to buy us a beer
We got candy for your ear, oh yeah



Feel Like a Child

(C.Trengove)

I feel like a child 'cos I feel so sad
I didn't wanna leave leave last night
and lose that precious time we had.
I didn't listen to my heart
that'll teach me, drive me mad
I gotta listen to that thing inside
sometimes being bad is being good.

It's all a matter of perspective
where we let ourselves be led,
takin' risks or playing safe
is playin' with my head.
Hate this feeling of regret,
this poison in my veins
coming straight out of my heart
and giving me such pain.
Makes me feel like a child,
don't quite understand the grief,
I didn't fully realise
that right could be a thief.

I didn't listen to my heart
that'll teach me, drive me mad
I gotta listen to that thing inside
sometimes being bad is being good.

It's not like someone's died
or war has broken out,
No homes have been destroyed,
that's not what it's all about.
It's just this little child
that opens up when you're around
and right now this little child
is beating fists upon the ground,

'cos I didn't listen to my heart
that'll teach me, drive me mad
I gotta listen to this child inside
sometimes being bad is being good.



Little Things

(E.Frencham)

Where is Mr Love?
I heard hes living in a shack down by the sea
With his one-eyed dog & his fishing rod
& his guitar for company
They say hes friends with Cousin Hope
Get together for cards on a Wednesday night
Theres a chair or two for me & you
in the flickering firelight

Finding love in the little things (x3)
Such love in the little things

Where is Mrs Peace?
She likes to feed the pigeons in Hyde Park
She will knit & hum in the soft warm sun
Hurry home when it gets dark
& if you turn up unannounced
you never seem to take her by surprise
shes got scones & tea just for you & me
& a twinkle in her eye

Finding peace in the little things (x3)
Such peace in the little things

We can sweat & strain, struggle in vain
For a creed that greed imposes
Or stop & peek,
The truth that we seek
could be right under our noses

Where is Little Miss Joy?
Shes dancing in a field of wild sunflowers
In her sisters skirt & her pink t-shirt
She can twirl around for hours
Wearing glitter on her nails
& a cheeky, chocolate smile
Take a chance, come & dance
Lets cut loose for a little while

Finding joy in the little things (x3)
Such joy in the little things



Between the Darkness and the Deep

(G.Bryce)

Oh
Thunder out to sea
Your waves come crashing through my soul
Yeah
Washin over me
Between the Darkness and the Deep

Love wont you take me
And break me, reshape me
For heavens only sake we must change

Oh
Mars is in your eyes
Your storm comes lashing through my soul
Yeah
Washin over me
Between the Darkness and the Deep

Love wont you take me
And break me, reshape me
For heavens only sake we must change
Love come and find me divinely incline me
Forever in my heart wont you stay