The Temperance Movement - A Deeper Cut

Artist: The Temperance Movement
Release: A Deeper Cut
Release Date: 16/02/2018


1. Caught In The Middle

Top of the morning
I’m playing songs that will never be sung, that will never be sung
Life is beautiful you best believe
And you can never leave, you can never leave

I’m waging the choas rules and the promises broken again
And all this soulless medicine, aching in my baking ribs
And you can never win, you can never win

I, I, I…
I get caught in the middle
I, I, I…
I get caught in the middle

Opening gamble was leaving
I ran to the mothership worshipping the big red sun
My people told and sold to me
Welcoming my crooked teeth like you have never seen

My gossip grew and the love came down and the love came down
And I won’t live without you now, couldn’t even if I tried
‘Cos you’re my alibi, you’re my alibi

I, I, I…
I get caught in the middle
I, I, I…
I get caught in the middle

No more songs that would never, never be sung
No more songs that would never, never be sung
No more songs that would never…
No more songs that would never be sung

I, I, I…
I get caught in the middle
I, I, I…
I get caught in the middle

2. Built-In Forgetter

Got a built-in forgetter, I see her face in the morning sun
And she could have all of me if I let her
Rip me apart it’d be fun fun fun
You know I’m not getting better
I quit messing around round round
She sings me songs if I let her
I keep hearing the sound sound sound of love

When it was sour tasting
You took a little sugar lump sugar lump
‘Cos you knew the time was wasting
And you got to get a bump get a bump
Got a built-in forgetter
Good and bad keep switching around
And I can never reset
It’s just the way that it is for me now

But oh, sister mercy, you take me higher
You keep me smiling, you keep me moving on
Out in the big world when I get lonely
I just think about my baby when she cutting loose
Tell me all the things that she like to do to me

She said what am I to you
I said you’re nothing more than a crutch
But we ain’t even hobbling
I said I’ve given you too much
Got a built-in forgetter
I see her face in the morning sun
And she could have all of me if I let her
Rip me apart, rip me in two

But oh, sister mercy, you take me higher
You keep me smiling, you keep me moving on
Out in the big world when I get lonely
I just think about my baby when she cutting loose
Tell me all the things that she like to do to me

I remember times when I didn’t want you
Better without you baby tell you the truth
All I got from you’s a sour taste on my tongue
She just take a little sugar lump

But oh, sister mercy, you take me higher
You keep me smiling, you keep me moving on
Out in the big world when I get lonely
I just think about my baby
I just think about my baby

Oh, sister mercy you take me higher
I just think about my baby when she cutting loose
Tell me all the things that she like to do to me

3. Love And Devotion

All my love and devotion!

When it comes down to it, everybody’s got a choice
You gotta stand up on your own two feet
But you can never, never miss the beat
Don’t miss the beat
Don’t miss the beat
Don’t miss the beat

And when it comes down to it, everybody gets turned
But there’s nothing more to it
You make it right with all you’ve learned

All my love and devotion
I won’t stop, I won’t stop
‘Til I get through to you
All my love and devotion
I won’t stop, I won’t stop
‘Til I get through to you

You know it’s all so easy to never change your attitude
You’re only digging down in defeat
Watch out you don’t skip the beat
Don’t skip the beat
Don’t skip the beat
Don’t skip the beat

All my love and devotion
I won’t stop, I won’t stop
‘Til I get through to you
All my love and devotion
I won’t stop I won’t stop
‘Til I get through to you

4. A Deeper Cut

A deeper cut to draw my blood
So you can feel the wonder stuff
Who’ve I been kidding
Who am I kidding?
That’s enough

‘Cos we’re supposed to be beautiful
And all this time it’s been ludicrous
There’s always something in the way

A deeper cut than what you got
Before you knew the ins and outs
A sweeter death than all the rest
That’s not how it works

‘Cos we’re supposed to be beautiful
And all this time has been ludicrous
There’s always something in the way
There’s always something in the way

5. Backwater Zoo

Baby I would give you all the tea in China
‘Cos you’re the sweetest little honey bee that I’ve ever seen
And when the things go wrong
I’ll get you smiling by singing my song
Surely we’re the kookiest two in a backwater zoo

Something ain’t right, I see that your sunshine’s fading
I’ve been dancing all day and you never even raised an eye
You’re all uptight but with a little more investigating
I’ll find my way on through and you can tickle me too all night

So don’t give up, don’t give in
Wipe the slate clean and begin again
Send me a thumbs up and I’ll send you a smiley face
Don’t wear your blues like a noose
You’ll wear yourself out with all your worrying
Honey we got nothing to lose
But if you’re begging the question then I’ll tell you the truth

Baby I would give you all the tea in China
‘Cos you’re the sweetest little honey bee that I’ve ever seen
And when the things go wrong
I’ll get you smiling by singing my song
Surely we’re the kookiest two in a backwater zoo

Late last night I saw a hole in the sky above me
And it was sucking all my dreams up into the great beyond
I held on tight ‘cos I knew my honey bee she loved me
I waved bye bye to my blues and I turned it around

Baby I would give you all the tea in China
‘Cos you’re the sweetest little honey bee that I’ve ever seen
And when the things go wrong
I’ll get you smiling by singing my song
Surely we’re the kookiest two in a backwater zoo

So don’t give up, don’t give in
Wipe the slate clean and begin again
Send me kiss kiss on the lips and I’ll send you kool kats and a rocket ship

Baby I would give you all the tea in China
‘Cos you’re the sweetest little honey bee that I’ve ever seen
And when the things go wrong
I’ll get you smiling by singing my song
Surely we’re the kookiest two in a backwater zoo
Surely we’re the kookiest two in a backwater zoo

6. Another Spiral

Gentle is the love I breathe for you
Tiny whispers on your eyes
Now I’m hoping and I’m open to anything
And when you fall into another spiral going under, hold on

Precious is the kiss of innocence
In the shadows of your mind
When you’re haunted and unwanted, images terrify
And when you fall into another spiral going under, hold on
And when you fall into another spiral going under, hold on

Into my arms, run into my arms
You were made for it, you were made for it
And when you fall into another spiral going under, hold on
And when you fall into another spiral going under, hold on
Into my arms, run into my arms
You were made for it, you were made for it

And when you fall into another spiral going under, hold on

7. Beast Nation

No peace, no love, no money, no
No chief belief, no feeling, no wonder
No room, no space to breathe in and out
No end no new beginning, no wonder

When all you got left is a medal and worn memory
Then the clarity comes and sediment settles and you fly, fly away
And your wings are strong for all the right and the wrong
You live to fight another day
Come inside and dry your eyes

No lust, no trust, no ego, no
No greed, no need, no swindle, no losers
No sly, no lies, no deceit in truth
No trash for cash, no repeats, repeats

When all you got left is a medal and worn memory
Then the clarity comes and sediment settles and you fly, fly away
And your wings are strong for all the right and the wrong
You live to fight another day
Come inside and dry your eyes

When all you got left is a medal and worn memory
Then the clarity comes and sediment settles and you fly, fly away
And your wings are strong for all the right and the wrong
You live to fight another day
Come inside and dry your eyes

8. The Way It Was And The Way It Is Now

It’s a timely warning when you’re picking at your skin
It’s a telling sign, when you line ’em up again
Now I don’t wish you trouble and I’m always kind
Stay wealthy in your wonder, take time out of your mind

If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
Don’t talk about the way it was
‘Cos all there is is the way it is now

There’s a sense of doom, and it follows me around
I get so used to it, that it feels like a friend
Now all my misdemeanours, and my shameful ways
Ain’t nothing in the scheme of it no matter what you say

If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
Don’t talk about the way it was
‘Cos all there is is the way it is now

If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
If you tell me how it was, I will tell you how it is now
Don’t talk about the way it was
‘Cos all there is is the way it is now

9. Higher Than The Sun

Came out of nowhere, or maybe I was last to know
I play to the gallery, all the unrepentant souls
I stand tall in my high head blues
Giving just enough for the trust
Somebody somewhere is needing all my love tonight

Too bad we never found our love blinded for days
Too bad we never burned our skin out in the rays
I raise up my hands when all the love in my soul is gone
When I’m dancing in the middle, higher than the sun

A deafening silence, another two years up in smoke
All out of solutions around the time I start to choke
I live in a world, a secret world, never straying far from the truth
Somebody somewhere is missing all your love tonight

Too bad we never found our love blinded for days
Too bad we never burned our skin out in the rays
I raise up my hands when all the love in my soul is gone
When I’m dancing in the middle, higher than the sun

Too bad we never found our love blinded for days
Too bad we never burned our skin out in the rays
I raise up my hands when all the love in my soul is gone
When I’m dancing in the middle, higher than the sun

10. Children

Children in a happy home
And love is all we have
And love is all we have
I’ve been disappearing
When love is not enough
When love is not enough

I never thought I’d be so dumb
Blaming everybody for the things I’ve done
I never thought I’d be so cruel
Breaking your heart for telling me the truth
Singing ’til my song went flat
No, I don’t wanna sing another song like that
No, I don’t wanna sing another song like that

Children lead me to my favoured one
Well she knows the name I call
When I cry and cry and cry
All this for the greater good in us
Baby stand me on my feet
Throw your fist across my cheek

I never thought I’d be so dumb
Blaming everybody for the things I’ve done
I never thought I’d be so cruel
Breaking your heart for telling me the truth
Singing ’til my song went flat
No, I don’t wanna sing another song like that
No, I don’t wanna sing another song like that

I want you to take me back, to Bar Ten on Mitchell Lane
When I was nothing to you and you were nothing to me
See if I had known the future, all the pleasures and the pain
You know I would, I’d do it over and over and over and over again
I’d do it over and over and over again

I never thought I’d be so dumb
Blaming everybody for the things I’ve done
I never thought I’d be so cruel
Breaking your heart for telling me the truth
Singing ’til my song went flat
No, I don’t wanna sing another song like that
No, I don’t wanna sing another song like that

11. There's Still Time

I will run to the flame
I will burn for your name
I believe, still believe, in love
From the fall to the light
Made us blind we still fight
I believe, still believe, in love

And you couldn’t come down once you’d got yourself up, up
Gambled on a fool moon, jump into the pool moon
When you gonna stop, stop?
And I still remember those times
I still remember that life
I still remain in all the love that we stole
Well you can’t give it back

Shine my soul in the dark
All I need is a spark
I believe, still believe in love

There’s still time for us
There’s still time for us
There’s still time
There’s still time

And all the battles that you won were never recognised
Lover boy, she was like a gun in the hand of every man that ever fantasised
And I’d do it over again
I’d do it all just the same
I still live on in all the love that we stole
Well, I’ve still got some

With no fear for my life
I will walk in the light
I believe, still believe in love
No more lies, no more shame
I will burn for your name
I believe, still believe in love

There’s still time for us
There’s still time for us
There’s still time
There’s still time

There’s still time for us
There’s still time for us
There’s still time
There’s still time

12. The Wonders We've Seen

Come, let’s not go home
Let us run out into the night
For all the wonders we’ve seen
In hopes and in dreams
We’ll vanish from sight

If anybody ever tells you that it’s all for nought
If anybody ever tells you that you’re all alone

Take my broken hand, and stand up beside me now
Grab all that you can and I’ll run beside you

You, you look just like me
When I was so free, before I could know
The shocks that fry through your nerves
In spirals and curves, the highs and the lows

If anybody ever tells you that it’s all for nought

Take my broken hand, and stand up beside me now
Grab all that you can and I’ll run beside you

And everything changed, again and again
But I won’t throw you under
I’m waiting at the gate until I see your legs running
No matter the reason, I will be there for you
I will be there for you soon

Take my broken hand, and stand up beside me now
Grab all that you can and I’ll run beside you

Yes, it’s your time now
Whole world is yours now
You are my pride, you are my pride