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Love in the Time of Florida : Lyrics

01: Boy

You’re a boy, who needs love

Who needs love love love?

But nothing comes

There’s no sun

Only rain rain rain

Don’t lose heart

The universe is dark

You long to see a spark, boy

You’re just one of us

 

Silver screen, how it gleams

All those dream dream dreams

Don’t lose hope

Take up your telescope

Behold the cosmic joke, boy

You’re just one of us

 

Heroes cry as heroines wave bye-bye

Many times, they see them through their closed eyes

Far too many times

Who needs love, who needs love

Who needs love love love?

02: Stop Looking at the Moon

Oh, look at those girls, look at that blue sky

No love nor money could take them away from me

 

Oh, look at that view look at those palm trees

There’s Hollywood dust in the air of a bright blue sea

 

Everybody waits for the pistol

Looking down a dusty track

Winner gets a brand new mansion

No looking back

 

Please stop looking at the moon with such emotion

Please stop looking at the moon with such devotion

It bothers me…

 

Oh, this is my smile, this is my selfie

I’m young and dumb and my smart phone thinks for me

 

Everybody dreams of the big time

Dancing under New York lights

Don’t you know that everyone there

Is as blonde as the night?

 

Please stop looking at the moon with such emotion

Please stop looking at the moon with such devotion

It bothers me…

 

Oh, you’ll never be free

Running along that road

Don’t you know all the gold In the rainbow

Has been sold?

 

Please stop looking at the moon with such emotion

Please stop looking at the moon with such devotion

It bothers me…

03: Little Monsters

I am cleaning out the glass

In case a spaceship flies past

And takes me back to Earth

Back to real dirt…

 

And everybody else is wrapping presents

But Christmas is no fun with Vulcan parents

 

And I’ve lost Captain Kirk

And my phaser does not work

Just a feeling in the air

Of something else out there…

 

And everybody’s scared of little monsters

Especially when they look like giant lobsters

 

I am drinking all the gin

When the hostess wanders in

And declares that all is lost

Clutching a fake cross…

 

And everybody else is cracking eggshells

And making cakes the Vulcan’s say they can’t smell

 

And I’ve lost Captain Kirk

And my phaser does not work

And the moon is very still

Like the reading of a will…

 

And everybody’s scared of little monsters

Especially when they look like giant lobsters

Everybody’s scared of Little monsters

Especially when they look like giant lobsters

04: Someone Will Cry

One day we’ll surely die

And I hope that for all of us

Someone will cry

 

Imagine, just lying there

All withered on a bed

I’m praying that something else

Takes my life instead

 

Perhaps, deep down a carpark

I’ll meet a sudden end

Attached by a teenager

Determined to offend

 

One day we’ll surely die

Beneath the soggy undergrowth

Forever lie…

One day we’ll surely die

And I hope that for all of us

Someone will cry

 

Well maybe, off the coast of Spain

Where no-one could have known

A shark, so dark and deadly

A ripple and a moan

 

A bloody sea and bubbles

Where a bather used to be

Perhaps a little too much

But it still posses me…

 

Cos one day we’ll surely die

Beneath the sod and scrubby grass

Forever lie…

One day we’ll surely die

And I hope that for all of us

Someone will cry

 

Or trapped, inside an aeroplane

Where something has gone wrong

A stewardess is screaming

I know it won’t be long…

 

Then suddenly she turns around

Her eyes so full of tears

Her bossom, full to bursting

And whispers in my ear:

 

I love you like nobody ever will…

05: My Friends Can't Dance

Oh, I get a queasy feeling

When I see my brothers reeling

Don’t you think that eighteen pints is enough

To help you strut your funky stuff?

 

Yes, I get an uneasy feeling

When I see my brothers eating

Fitting in a curry on the way to a club

Well they just can’t get enough

 

My friends can’t dance

But if you want them to

They’ll make love to you…

 

Yes, I know you’re feeling groovy

Why else would you do what you do?

Talking to that girl who wouldn’t get off that stage

Well, she was half your age

 

My friends can’t dance

But if you want them to

They’ll make love to you

 

Oh, I love the way you shake it

No one doubts you’ll ever make it

But don’t you think that eighteen pints is enough

Is enough, is enough, is enough?

06: Roofs & Rafters

All through the day and the nights as I roam

Feel your heart in mine

Lost in the haze of a quick half and hour

In the arms of some strange girl

 

Green as the paint on the end of your toes

Greener than the sea

Mean as the words on the end of the phone

When you told me one more time:

You’re unkind

 

All around us

Roofs and Rafters

Oh, I know I belong

I know I belong here

 

All through the days and the nights as I walk

Down a sunlit street

Blue as the heat at the end of the day

Blue as my white feet

You’re unkind

 

All around us

Roofs and Rafters

Oh, I know I belong

I know I belong here

 

And all my days hereafter

Tears of joy and laughter

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