Blergh, or Tom Woodward Live At The Polish Club

by Tom Woodward

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released December 1, 2016

Very special thanks to Jeni McMillan, Grahame Love, Fiete Gier, Craig Greening, Kota Yamauchi, Evan Buckley, Terence Burton and Aria Stone.

Thanks to all my friends, family, The Canberra Musician's Club and all the generous folks who buy my music and keep it going.

All songs written and performed by Tom Woodward at the Polish Club, Canberra, on Nov 12.

Artwork by Reba
Instagram: @reba_the_artist

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Track Name: Broken In
Nobody asked
For life's endless tasks
They just rounded us from the darkness
Perhaps it will end
Or angels will bend or
Talons and feathers will grasp you

I've got to be broken in
I've got to be broken in
Like a delinquent child
Or a horse running wild
I've got to be broken in

Find me a space
Away from the race
Where I can find ways to better
My decadent days
And my successful failures
But nobody lives on lace and leather

We've got to be broken in
We've got to be broken in
Like a delinquent child
Or a horse running wild
We've got to be broken in
We've got to be broken in

Conscripted by birth
A plague on the earth
But for what it's worth
I love you
Are you willing to starve
Because how many days
When nobody pays a shadow?

We've got to be broken in
We've got to be broken in
Like a decadent child
Or a horse running wild
We've got to be broken in
Track Name: Grey Rainbow
She could not be a woman
Until her father died
She's remembering hard life stories
It's too hard to go outside
In her dark cool lounge room listening
To her drum and bass
She's longing for her grumpy old man
She's tryna make sense of last night's nightmare
An image of her mother hanging
From a casuarina tree

Hell red clouds fiery horizon
In the heat of an autumn used to make her feel sad
The footpath is burning up the soles of her feet
Passersby slump their shoulders fighting over the shade
Everybody in this mall is so ugly
It's like they had their faces pasted on as a paste modern prank
It's been a while since the doctor had a health check
She drinks her smoothie says I want you
To some guy she don't know

There's a grey rainbow in her dreams
There's a grey rainbow only she
Only she can see
Track Name: Negative Beliefs
Black smoke replaces the cloud
You floated on
There ain't no evidence
I can see
To justify
Your positivity
Your positive beliefs

All day smiley old clown
He's so mellow
There ain't no lynchmob
Can mow us down
Me and Smiley
With our negativity
With our negative beliefs

Black smoke
Replaces that cloud where you were
I can use to argue with these
Negative beliefs
We just breathe breathe breath and breathe
Track Name: Fly Back To You
26, on the dole
Waiting for a future that the world stole
We were in love, invincible,
They used to watch us dancing on our pedestal

When we were too young
To go out drinking in the bar-room
We'd light up on the stairs
A bottle of Bacardi and without a care

And I want to fly back to you
Like a bird in the sky broken through
And I want to fly back to you
Like a bird in the sky broken through

Now you're on the fritz
Like an old radio missing bits
And all these memories
Blow like a gale through the fallen trees

And I want to fly back to you
Like a bird in the sky broken through
And I want to fly back to you
Like a bird in the sky broken through
Track Name: Midnight Train
Fireflies are dancing on my grave
Raindrops are falling on my headstone baby
Leave a little flower where you came
And took away my soul
Leave a little flower in the flame
Burning in the hole

I see you on the midnight train
Rolling through this lightless plain
And maybe we could roll together in the rain
And strip away the sun
Take another tether from the chain
And see what we become

Right on down
Right on down
Track Name: If You Wanna Stay Alive
If you wanna stay alive you got to be dishonest
You got to lie just to get about
Everybody's playing charades in their prison
And there's no way that you'll get out
And the only honest man is the rich one
Who was born with silver lining on his feet
And the only honest clown is a dead one
Now they carry him with roses through the street

I met you in a tavern and for a moment I was blind
I let down my defences and you crawled into my mind
The only worthy man is the rich one
With whom you could spend your days
And all us little peasants you escaped from
We will blur in memorial haze

And I'll stay in love with you
Until the day it all ends
Yeah I'll stay in love with you
Till the day it all ends

If you want to stay alive you got to disconnect
From the lies that you must say
Everybody's lucid dreaming in a nightmare
In which they're forcing you to stay

I'll stay in love with you
Until the day it all ends
Yeah I'll stay in love with you
Till the day it all ends
Track Name: Children In Paradise
There ain't no drug
Or leap of faith
To get you through the final dawn
There's only me
There's only you
And all our dreams to drag us on

There ain't no god
You can trust
To redeem your fallen souls
When all the meat
In the world
Won't satisfy his hungry hole

We are just children
In a paradise
And we're all on our own
In the storm

We walk the plank
Above the black
We dance and sing to the devil's call
We carry on
With our feet upon the gallows
With no idea when we will fall

We are just children
In a paradise
And we're all on our own
In the storm
Track Name: Memory
Janet lay beside me
When I woke at five pm
It felt just like a memory
From 2010
She makes a thousand dollars
When she puts her high heels on
If I had a thousand dollars
It surely would be gone

She's tender to my body
I'm tender to her sores
She doesn't like nobody
And I don't care at all

Janet come
Janet come ride with me
There ain't much time
For humanity
So Janet come
And ride away with me

She fills me full of wine
She empties me with pills
Whenever I see Janet
I overdose on thrills
She's tender to my body
I'm tender to her sores
She doesn't like nobody
And I don't care at all

Janet come
Janet come ride with me
There ain't much time
For humanity
So Janet come
And ride away with me