An Awkward Silence

by The Shrugs

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released October 21, 2005

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Track Name: Honey
I’ve been working
Growing bees
Though the pollen makes me sneeze
And I’ve been working
For my baby
Cos’ you’re the one I’m trying to please

I got honey
I got honey
And it wasn’t easy to do
I’ve been trying to make a honey as sweet as you

Well I built you
A big beehive
To try and get you to stay
And I’ve been fighting
Bee Karate
To keep those other drones away

I got honey
I got honey
And it wasn’t easy to do
I’ve been trying to make a honey as sweet as you
Track Name: Talk is Cheap
Blah fucking blah
That is all that I heard from your mouth
We should’ve gone North
But you said that we should’ve gone South
Now actions speak louder than words
Its the song not the sound

Talk is Cheap

Shut your fucking mouth
And get on with the project at hand
That’s when you find that you’ve changed
From a boy to a man
But you’ll never learn
Yeah it’s clear that you don’t understand

Talk is Cheap
Track Name: Be a Man
The long last look is the shortest glance
And when you dress like me you gotta take a chance

Yeah you gotta do what you gotta do
Be a man
Making plans
Shaking hands

My high-heeled feet are no good for walking in
And my high-heeled TV has gone on the blink again
Track Name: Half Fish Half Man
Tonight I’m tempted
To go down to the water
The cool black river
The shining surface

I’m away
(I’ve got fins and scales)
I’m away
(I eat worms and snails)
I feel
I am half fish half man

Tonight I’m swimming
Between shafts of moonlight
The emerald pillars
Hold up the ceiling

I’m away
(I’ve got fins and scales)
I’m away
(I eat worms and snails)
I feel
I am half fish half man
Track Name: Holy One
When I’m climbing
I’m thinking
Will I reach the top?
Then I’m coming back
And I’m holy

When I’m riding
I’m thinking
Will I ever stop?
Then I’m stopping
And I’m holy

When I’m loving
I’m thinking
Is she the one?
Then I know she is
And she’s holy

When I’m fucking
I’m thinking
Will I ever come?
Then I’m coming
And I’m holy
Track Name: Fuck all to do
Being here alone is like a camping weekend with Dr Phil
Initially it’s nice but then the scroggin starts to make you feel ill
You’re the only one who I could hang out with
I will if you will

But I could never be the one to fix your intonation
That would be too much given our current situation

And I could never be the one to let you down
So you know that I’ll be coming around
(Until you do I’ll wait for you)
And I could never be the one to let you down
So you know that I’ll be coming around
(Until you do I’ll wait for you
I’m sitting here at home with fuck all to do)

In the middle of the morning it gets quiet like a hospital bed
The only sound that I can hear is you echoing round in my head
Trying to guess the words behind the words behind the words that you said

But I could never be the one to guess your verbal winking
I’m trying to give up thinking about the thoughts that you are thinking

And I could never be the one to let you down
So you know that I’ll be coming around
(Until you do I’ll wait for you)
And I could never be the one to let you down
So you know that I’ll be coming around
(Until you do I’ll wait for you
I’m sitting here at home with fuck all to do)
Track Name: American Scones
Kentucky blew my mind
Connecticut was a drag
Ohio was a stick-up
Was a bucket and a rag

But I’ve got nothing left
Not much for sinking
I lost myself
And yeah I wasn’t thinking
But I never got a chance to say
I wasn’t drinking
I never got a chance to say
I wasn’t drinking

When we were in the car
Driving kinda far
Driving cross the desert
When your hair was all sparks

But I’ve got nothing left
Not much for sinking
I lost myself
And yeah I wasn’t thinking
But I never got a chance to say
I wasn’t drinking
I never got a chance to say
I wasn’t drinking
Track Name: Thinking About You
This morning I was thinking about you
Tonight I’ll still be thinking about you

Cos’ I tried
I tried to stop thinking about you
But I can’t
I can’t help it
I just think about you
I think about you

Watching TV I’m just thinking about you
Brushing my teeth I’m just thinking about you

Cos’ I tried
I tried to stop thinking about you
But I can’t
I can’t help it
I just think about you
I think about you

I can’t get you out of my head

This morning I was thinking about you
Tonight I’ll still be thinking about you

Cos’ I tried
I tried to stop thinking about you
But I can’t
I can’t help it
I just think about you
I think about you
Track Name: Bateman Cousins
I’ve got a time that I think about
Quarter to one to quarter to
That’s the time that I think about

I’ve got a time that I ride around
This bike and it’s built for two
That’s the time that I ride around

Cos’ I don’t feel
I don’t feel
(what?)
I don’t feel
I don’t feel a thing

I’ve got a time that I think about
Quarter to one to quarter to
That’s the time that I think about

I’ve got a house that I wander round
That’s right and I look for you
That’s the house that I wander round

Cos’ I don’t feel
I don’t feel
(what?)
I don’t feel
I don’t feel a thing