Wax & Seal

by Tiger Cooke

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1.
03:18
Roadmap FROM THE WORDS HER KIDS WOULD SPEAK TO THE PLACE SHE’D PART THEIR HAIR SHE KNOTS EVERYTHING TOGETHER UNTIL THERE ARE NO DAYS LEFT TO WEAR UNTIL THERE ARE NO DAYS LEFT TO WEAR LEFT TO WEAR AND IT WAS SHE WHO FELL FOR ME WELL SHE SAID IT FIRST ANYHOW AND IN A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS I WAS THERE FIRST THROUGH SICKNESS AND HEALTH I LOST MY WAY WITH YOU BUT EVEN I CAN’T COMPETE WITH YOUR ROADMAP FOR MY RETREAT YOUR ROADMAP FOR MY RETREAT ROADMAP FOR MY RETREAT
2.
George’s St Arcade I saw her today for the first time in years by the George’s Street Arcade cue the flicker, and there’s the warmth it all floods in with a wash of sin and monochromatic light she may have the pictures, but I have the night and by the time I recognised her face to late to turn around and give chase and now that she’s gone I wander around by the George’s Street Arcade There’s a map of my wounds that I only roll out When the tactics get old and I’m losing out I blew up your bridges, but you annexed my heart
3.
Know you hate me I know you hate me, and I don’t really mind ‘cause I stole your money, yeah, I robbed you blind it’s kind of funny that I did it to you the girl who robbed my love and stabbed me too you say I’m lost without you I’m boring without you I’ll fall without you I got a new love breaking me in Helps me forget about the way I’ve been I left, and drifted away I turned from your muppet brigade I know you hate me, but I don’t care You’re still shooting but my heart isn’t there no more No I’m not lost without you I’m not bored without you I won’t fall without you When I finally think the world is mine I see another girl who makes me cry I never know what you see in me One day my sense will get the better of me For all my innocence and renegade desires I got a new love, I got a new love, I got a new love…
4.
06:18
Monochrome Friday comes with patches that I stick beneath my sleeve keeps me saying nothing but it hurts when I breathe she's across the water and my convictions taken leave left her warmth and pictures yeah, she's my anti-freeze I want to take her picture I want to steal her soul you know it's true we all look cooler in monochrome I liked it 47 times more than the rest I've been seeing colours and there's a shimmer in my step sweet refrains and deeper veins elude me now I fret I got my finger on the release valve but she could break me yet There's so much I've yet to learn from you folk so little concrete to say you've got me stupefied, under-foot and under-thumb I can't even understand the words you use when you use them but can you tell by my tone this is not what I planned to grow Sunday comes in candlelight and sub-zero degrees I'm drinking 'til the dawn comes crawling up around my knees She came in turmoil and calmed my heavy seas And swiftly blew a cool heady breeze through me
5.
03:20
Like A Stone I vie for your attention But it’s just so hard to keep We’ve got this déjà-vu thing That superstition reaps I don’t believe your stories I can’t believe your truths But your sweetly infectious It’s hard to stay aloof I don’t ever remember a time or a place Where we could talk Not that I’d say much But still I yearn for it, burn for it, burn for it I am in a dark and lonely place I am static at the lights Scrambling through a pocket map But you’re a district out of sight I vie for your attention But it’s just so hard to keep We’ve got this déjà-vu thing That superstition reaps Lovers on the corner In the throes of some goodbyes While I hear the bells of Saint Anne’s I know what it means but I can’t reply And it’s maybe just as well Because it keeps me on my own No no you are not alone You carry him around you like a stone Like a stone
6.
04:41
Wax & Seal Broke a promise sold myself the dream been acting cagey ‘round my friends lately they think I’ve lost the plot think I’ve wandered from their flock Well I took an oath of allegiance to myself that I’d follow my eyes come hail or wealth and I don’t see much amusement anymore you think you’re the only one with keys to the door who made you the judge and the jury we’re not seeking out on everything we do your wax ‘n seal soapbox preaching, pot, kettle, black, then you can’t stop the tide so you turn your back if you’re trying to be the responsible one you’re gonna have to clean those powder gums
7.
Live What You Feel When the rain is flowing through your gutters, down your panes It distracts me from the fall of your hand If you feel like tonight, you’ll undress your dreams Lose all the things that you wished to keep If the sky turned sour under rhyme of tomorrow I don’t know what I’d do So when you leave in doubt, what I need to find out Thunder is rumbling, I’m on the edge The bells have rung, the new year’s come There’s music through the walls I’ve been waiting in the wings for you to come through For you to cut loose of your restraining noose And to live what you feel To live what you feel To the light of a cigarette, your intention’s never clear Oh you’re surrounding me now Fall succumb to my needs, fall under my spell Love tastes better with you
8.
03:21
Ivory Heart Vivid were my dreams last night A raven in a velveteen parka flew by And plucked out my ivory heart You say “ivory heart? where’d you get that ivory heart?” well I can’t say but I knew it would be the end of me when she plucked out my ivory heart I took shelter under her sycamore tree Threw stones, made faces and sang with glee Just to reap some attention for me You say “ivory heart? where’d you get that ivory heart?” well I can’t say but I knew it would be the end of me when she plucked out my ivory heart so I lined my eyes with soot like hers and I ran as fast as my dream would allow to get me twin fobs and twin keys for my little ol’ ivory heart
9.
03:31
Six O Two Why do you falter now love? Now the fight you’ve won Where have all your embers gone Have I done something wrong? Where can I find you, your fire has run You stole me from a dreamer And washed me down in you It’s true you hid my canvas And I felt happy too You tore me up in an afternoon and left on the six-o-two Why do you falter now love? Now I’ve cornered you Who lies on your back seat Where I met you Where and who will you go to I know your fire’s run You tore me up in an afternoon and left on the six-o-two Why do you falter now love? Now the fight you’ve won
10.
03:53
You Or I Got a blurry vision of my streets tonight Sounds like everybody’s heard Echoes and fragments circulate the city Ah I knew it would get around… but not this fast I can’t fault them no they make sense See the glow on their skin Leaves me wondering, what sort I am To ignore it I can’t handle, I can’t handle, I can’t handle Any more, than you or I Made my bed of regrets and new resolutions I want a girl to break my falls For my bed of regrets and new resolutions Where’s my girl I’m too careless and this town’s too small, my mistakes will live on and on I’m too careless and this town’s too small, my mistakes will live on and on
11.
04:21
Sparks maybe you’re bound by a strict code of nouns that I can’t crack or you’re composed of some magnetic prose that I can’t understand just yet what if it’s true what they say about you maybe I couldn’t care less maybe my soul is so desperate and dry that I can’t see through your evilness some crazy mathemagician figured out your formulae you’re just habitually dating your fella so you can’t ignore the sparks maybe you’re right you’ve got enough in your life and I’m too selfish to share my days but what if you’re wrong and you’re careening on downhill it’s just a seasonal thing unlike you my perennial darling some crazy mathemagician figured out your formulae you’re just habitually dating your fella so you can’t ignore the sparks
12.
03:14
Foolish Part "Oh wait a while" I mumbled as I wrapped my fingers ‘round her wrist "well if you don’t like me then talk to him but please don’t leave like this" "c’mon now girl, to my face you told me so yourself that you’ve only heart for players who can play your foolish heart" She unhooked her wrist And laughed into the hall "This is no way to woo a girl Or to set her for a fall" But I knew better then As I’m certain I do now She has only heart for players Who can play her foolish heart What would I do without your mind to view? If I knew, I wouldn't waste my time apart from you

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released March 4, 2005

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Tiger Cooke Dublin, Ireland

I write amazing songs that nobody knows. Indie Irish songwriter & musician with a dark-folk soul sound. (formerly Tadhg Cooke)

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