Right, Where Was I?

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released March 1, 2003

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Track Name: Tired Of Starting Again
Tired Of Starting Again
Might as well say what you’ve got to say
Might as well get the thing out the way
Instead of pretending that it’s all OK
If we’re heading out to kingdom come
I want to know what I’m supposed to have done
I want to see the script that you’re reading from
There seems to be a little “just in case”
Which makes me wonder if we’re in a race
To fix our eyes upon some other scheme some other place

Chorus
Don’t tell me it’s over
Don't say it’s just a matter of when
Don’t tell me it’s over
I’m tired of starting again
If I’m due for a kicking
If it’s fair I’ll take what’s coming
Just as long as you listen
Cos I’m tired of starting again
I’m tired of starting again
I’m tired of starting again
Tired of starting again

You’ve got negatives and I’ve got mine
We bang on about them all the time
But we’re allowed to have them, it’s no crime
Are they big enough to show the door?
Are they cover just for something more?
Can you tell me what we’re in this for?
Well we can all dream of better days
Dreams of here or of another place
But I can’t stand by while we pull this thing opposite ways

Breaking up they say is hard to do
It ain’t easy making something new
I want to stay and see the whole thing through
But if it’s over then I won’t pretend
I’m not strong enough to go and fend
It’s just I’m so tired of starting again
Well we can all dream of better days
Dreams of here or of another place
But I can’t stand by while we pull this thing opposite ways

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: Ticket Home
Ticket Home
The train pulled in, in the pouring rain
But no matter what the view, it was a chance to start again
The omens looked bad, but my feelings were good
Cos I’d worked so hard to get where I should
From one set of problems to another maybe so
But no-one can take this from me, I’m going to have a go, and

Chorus
You can cancel my ticket home
I’ve seen so much, I can’t let go
So if someone wants a free ride back there
Then take this now, cos I don’t care, no

When I stepped in, to the train back there
I had baggage more than that suitcase on the chair
I was carrying the weight of the world upon my back
But I’ve thrown it away like the coke can on the track
I’ve started believing that I’m worth something again
And it’s more than the price that’s on the ticket on this train, so
I maybe only a single
But I never want to return.
They apologise for another train delay

And I feel the same in a different kind of way
I’ve been held up in a sidings of my own But I’ve left there now, yeah the broken rails are gone

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: Send In The Love
Send In The Love
Oil men with power sit around and they wanna have a war
Their business threatened by things that are rotten to the core
Summon their generals to try and even the score
They mass their armies and they want to take an eye for an eye
But I know a better way with a different set of rules that apply
It's a weapon of mass destruction apart from nobody dies
Send in the love across that river so wide
Send in the love, you don't know till you have tried
Send in the love, while those about you deride
Send in the love, defeat them from the inside
You can send in the tanks
You can send in the guns
But till you send in the love
You ain't never gonna get the job done.

It's so hard to hold back when you reckon youre the best
You feel like superman but you could end up a whole lot less
Just like a bully in a playground who's 2 feet taller than the rest
If you lived your life by the values that you're trying to defend
Then one of those rules you'd see you were trying to bend
Says love your enemy and turn them back into your friend.
Send in the love across that river so wide
Send in the love, all it costs is your pride
Send in the love, while those about you deride
Send in the love, defeat them from the inside
You can send in the tanks
You can send in the guns
But till you send in the love
You ain't never gonna get the job done.

Send in the love across that river so wide
Send in the love, all it costs is your pride
Send in the love, while those about you deride
Send in the love, defeat them from the inside
You can send in the tanks
You can send in the guns
But till you send in the love
You ain't never gonna get the job done.

Send in the love, send in the love
Send in the love, send in the love
Yeah you can send in the tanks
You can send in the guns
But till you send in the love
You ain't never gonna get the job done.

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: Eat Away The Rainbow
Eat Away The Rainbow
As I look out at all the wondrous earth
I see how much this golden globe is worth
But I can’t stop those thoughts which speak of you
They fill my mind with pain the things you do

Chorus
Oh, this thing won’t go away you know
Oh, you just eat away the rainbow

Well now there is a smile across your face
That smile hides all the selfishness you gave
But soon enough that smile will fade and go
And that will be the end of your rainbow

You say your past’s behind your memory wall
You say the winds of time are gonna break your fall
Your rainbow dream will slowly drift away
And still you’ll say your life will be OK

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: Count Them All
Count Them All
It’s 8 o’clock but all’s not well
Observers see the traffic swell
Hurtling headlong east and west
To try and make it to their desk
And as fumes foul the morning sky
You cannot help but wonder why
We’ve turned into this race of tunnel minds
Can you count them all?
Can you count them speeding by?
Can you count them all?
Can you count them all?
So filled their busy lives

A rear-view mirror shows a scene
Where metal folds and tyres scream
But mustn’t stop to see who’s hurt
I might be seconds late for work
Minutes later sirens tune
Those waiting hope they’ll clear it soon
As queues stretch back to half way round the moon
They just count them all
Every second makes them fume
They just count them all
Every minute late
Each business meeting ruined.

By now the vultures have arrived
And chart the tale of those who died
Oblivious the cameras click
To try to get the gory bits
Three inch high the headlines cry
M-way drama few survive
All to make the paper catch our eye
They just count them all
Joyful at the rising toll
They just count them all
Every one a thousand more newspapers sold

On tea time news the food for thought
Is more of the grim spectator sport
Sometimes you get more worked up
When fiction dies on your soap op
But tunnel minds drive back next day
No flowers mark the motorway
It’s just like it’s a game in some arcade
Cos they don’t count at all
They’re not anybody’s loss
They don’t count at all
All’s forgotten now, nobody gives a toss
They don’t count at all
Just as long as it’s not me
They don’t count at all
Just a tiny drop of water in the sea.

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: There's Always A Boat Going Nowhere
There's Always A Boat Going Nowhere
You, you turn around
And I can see somebody new
You, you are my friend
So I’ll hear again
What you get up to
From a string of heartbreaks
Will you ever learn
How to find a true love
Whose heart is all your own

Cos you’re always on boats going nowhere
Why do you always ignore
That you always set sail with a captain
Who doesn’t know starboard from port
There’s always a boat going nowhere
It’s better to wait for the tide
And be sure that you know where the boat’s going to go
Before you start accepting a ride

You, you say she’s the one
You’ve found the sun
Something’s begun
How, how can you be sure
When all times before
Something went wrong
You say to me that you can see the sun shine in her eyes
But if seeing is believing then it’s all a pack of lies

Cos you get on a boat going nowhere
Cos you never wait to be sure
And you don’t want to know how many times
They have been shipwrecked before
There’s always a boat going nowhere
It’s better to wait for the tide
And be sure that you know where the boat’s going to go
Before you start accepting a ride

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: Wasting My Time
Wasting My Time
Been walking round this city
Feeling out of place down there
Concrete mouths and glass eyes
An unconducted thoroughfare
Staring at a window
That’s staring back at me
In the starkness of truth
I’m not liking what I see

Chorus
I’m just wasting my time, wasting away
Pampered at night, spoonfed by day
So much to do but left up to me
Potential is high and nothing’s achieved
I’m just wasting my life, wasting my days
A castle of sand blowing away
Easy to sit on the top of a slide and
Lay back in neutral all of the ride

Flicking through the channels
Nothing on as usual
A boring documentary
Not exactly knocked off my stool
I watch the news and weather
For the tenth time today
She says have a nice weekend
But I know there’s no way

Sitting on a barstool
The TV tells of desert drought
The satisfied goes drinking
The thirsty has to do without
Trapped in a western castle
Far from the battle front
Dealt only minor hassles
Is it really what I want?

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: Why Is Love So Hard?
Why Is Love So Hard?
Staring hard into another vodka and lime
Something brought me here I can’t think what.
Oh yes I came down here to have a good time
It seems so strange that I could have forgot
I built myself up best as I know how
And looking round the girls have done the same
But all that character façade won’t help me now
Cos no-one new has come to know my name
And so I feel rejected for what I expected
Was to be accepted today
Is it too much to ask for a part in the cast?
For a love life at last
So I say

Chorus
Why is love so hard?
Why are lonely hearts always on guard when I come near?
It seems like all the chances that I had just disappear
So tense the atmosphere
That I’ve just got to walk away

Why do people take you at face value?
Don’t they know that looks can tell a lie?
And girls can put such faith in total strangers
Even though they know they pay the price
Why can’t they be bothered to believe me?
I’m just looking for a chance to shine
That no-one really seems to want to give me
They just take the easy way each time
And though they never knew me they say they see through me
But they just confuse me sometimes
I just smile and retreat and acknowledge defeat
And return to my seat in disguise

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: I Wasn't Late For You
I Wasn't Late For You
All my life I’ve been chasing my tail
All the time missing deadlines without fail
And there might be fishes in the sea
But everyone was hooked
It seemed too late for me
Every chance I’d blown
I wish I had have known
I wasn’t late for you

Tired of love, tired of losing, and resigned
To a life with nobody alongside
And you came with all your magic power
Made everything sublime
The clock went back an hour
The time that went before
I’m happy to ignore
I wasn’t late for you

Oh my love I’ve been chasing my dream
And that’s not been as glamorous as it seems
And your nights must have been like watching drying paint
It would have fully tried the patience of a saint
You could have turned the page
But you never left the stage
I wasn’t late for you.

All my life I’ve been chasing my tail
Going round with the progress of a snail
But I won’t dwell upon the list
Of things that I’ve not done
Of everything I missed
They’ll just stay in the queue
Of things still left to do
I wasn’t late for you
I’ll be late for my demise
But much to my surprise
I wasn’t late for you.

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller
Track Name: All Is Never Done
All Is Never Done
Seems like our party’s over
Seems all the fun’s been had
And suddenly we’re sober
In separate taxi cabs
Forever is a long way
Seems we didn’t last that long
But I promised you forever
So we couldn’t be more wrong

Chorus
There’s always one more race to be run
There’s always one more spin to be spun
There’s always one more do to be done
It’s never over when two become one
There’s always one more wring to be wrung
There’s always one begin to begun
Because when all is said and done
All is never said
And all is never done

So who is gonna call first
And swallow all their pride
And who is gonna want more
Than “at least they know I tried”
Forever is a long way
It means you’re in it past the end
And when you’re promising forever
That’s hard to comprehend

Words and music by Den Miller
Copyright (C) 2003 Den Miller