No Need To Be Downhearted

Albums: IDIOTSNo Need To Be DownheartedThe Human Body EPThe American AdventureHoles In the Wall

LISTEN: The Electric Soft Parade on Spotify

VIDEOS:
Appropriate EndingMisunderstanding
If That’s The Case, Then I Don’t Know
If That’s The Case, Then I Don’t Know (Live 2010)
If That’s The Case (Live 2008 – starts with Broadcast)
Cold World (Live 2010)
Have You Ever Felt Like It’s Too Late?
(Live 2008 – followed by Silent To The Dark)

Click a song for Lyrics

1. No Need To Be Downhearted (Part 1)
2. Life In The Backseat
3. Woken By A Kiss
4. If That’s The Case, Then I Don’t Know
5. Shore Song / Surfacing
6. Misunderstanding
7. Secrets
8. Cold World / Starry Nite #1
9. Have You Ever Felt Like It’s Too Late?
10. Come Back Inside
11. Appropriate Ending
12. No Need To Be Downhearted (Part 2)

No Need To Be Downhearted (Part 1)

The madness came like it always does – nobody saw, nobody cared
‘Cause it’s all about the place that you’re at

Lie alone, all thoughts unfold about the person you should be
By the time you reach the age of eighteen it never seems
Like anything’s wrong, so don’t be afraid…

Don’t get caught up – be the person and the people that you love, all your life
Don’t get caught up – be the person and the people that you love, all your life

Life In The Backseat

Every morning I wake up, I’m dealing with a different person
There’s not a day feels the same as the last round here
And living out of my pocket, I never thought you’d grasp the concept
You got it in to your head there was no other way…

Push all your windows open wide
You’ll never know the world from inside
It could all be over and you’d never have known

HELL! I just want to be happy, but never thought I’d leave that life behind
And at the end of the day, you were only ever a friend
And so when you’re on your way out, when all of this is coming to an end
When the curtains have closed: won’t you think of me then?

Push all your windows open wide
You’ll never know the world from inside
It could all be over and you’d never have known

Life in the backseat hurts, when you’re strapped in and you just want to learn
All you can do is sit back and get through
Life in the backseat hurts, when you’re strapped in and you just want to learn
All you can do is sit back and get through

Woken By A Kiss

You must slow down; you’re heading for the ground
Surround yourself with memories no-one else will understand
What’s gone wrong
It’s not easy to disguise
What’s happening behind those tired eyes

But someday you’ll come out of this OK
You’ll be left with a feeling – woken up by a kiss
You will be alright sleeping here until daylight finds you back at the start
You’ll soon forget what you missed…

Got you back by wishing on a star
Seven reasons why you need a grip on who you are
‘Cause in the end, you’re nothing more than rust
Settled in the ground or turned to dust

But someday you’ll come out of this OK
You’ll be left with a feeling – woken up by a kiss
You will be alright sleeping here until daylight finds you back at the start
You’ll soon forget what you missed…

What becomes of the people who slip out of view?
Whatever happened to the person in you I thought I knew?

If That’s The Case, Then I Don’t Know

If it’s a miracle or a cure is it alright for me to be unsure?
And if it’s early then it’s sad, but too bad
If that’s the case, then I don’t know – this is about as deep as I go
If it’s an area or a time, then I’m there

Then just before you’d realised, they shut you back inside
Our lives they may be miniature, but they are lives, lives just the same

He said, ‘I’ve an idea for a life – to break free of all this and get right
I know it’s far-fetched and it’s sad, but too bad
And if it’s alright with you now, I’ll get as far away as I can somehow
And if you’re mobile you should come. Would be fun’

Then just before you’d realised, they shut you back inside
Our lives they may be miniature, but they are lives, lives just the same

Shore Song / Surfacing

You won’t get bored of me so easy this time
I’ll be exactly what you need
You’re like the tides, I’m like the moon – connected somehow

Trust in me, relax and take my hand
Come with me, and leave your troubles on dry land

You won’t get bored of me so easy this time
I’ll be exactly what you need
You’re like the tides, I’m like the moon – connected somehow

Misunderstanding

The day is done, the story’s over
Let’s forget about the things I told you
I really didn’t mean to do your head in –
Just a momentary misunderstanding

The day is done, the story’s over
Let’s forget about the things I told you
I really didn’t mean to do your head in –
Just a momentary misunderstanding

And it wears me down, I can’t explain
I’m just breathing out and breathing in

The day is done, the story’s over
Let’s forget about the things I told you
I really didn’t mean to do your head in –
Just a momentary misunderstanding

The day is done, the story’s over
Let’s forget about the things I told you
I really didn’t mean to do your head in –
Just a momentary misunderstanding

And it wears me down, I can’t explain
I’m just breathing out and breathing in

You talk too much – what more can I do?
And it’s all the same – I’m losing you

Secrets

Keep your feelings well hid – they will only get trodden on
They’re a secret to keep – you don’t have to tell everyone

Cold World / Starry Nite #1

I wanna get rid of this feeling
I want to be a part of everything
Like the way it all should be

‘Cause I’ve been living in a cold world
The kind that has itself wrapped around you
Fumbling for some kind of love

And in the middle of the night you’ll worry about it
And it’ll never go away
You understand it all and that is way much more
Than you should ever have known

I will wait, I will hope and pray that you’ll be there

You’ve got to part with all the bad stuff
I gotta say it does you no favours
Fumbling for some kind of love

‘Cause I’ve been living in a cold world
The kind that has itself curled around you
Fumbling for some kind of love

And in the middle of the night you’ll worry about it
And it’ll never go away
You understand it all and that is way much more
Than you should ever have known

I will wait, I will hope and pray that you’ll be there

Have You Ever Felt Like It’s Too Late?

I tried to make it look like you’d been cruel
What else could I do? I was holding onto you
I thought you’d run away and leave me small
Little did I know, you were holding out for a call

Now who can we trust to open the door
Have you ever really been there?
Have you ever felt immortal?
Have you ever felt like it’s too late?

I watched you take your love to someone else
The stupid things I said – what was happening in my head?
The times are changing and I’m all for that
But you’ve got to watch your step with a noose around your neck

Now who can we trust to open the door
Have you ever really been there?
Have you ever felt immortal?
Have you ever felt like it’s too late?

Come Back Inside

The noise has stopped – traffic’s still
They want to move, but never will
The sun is going down

Pavements filled with people’s lives
Too much talk, too much surprise
You’re never on your own

And when it’s time, you’ll leave your cares behind you
Just close your eyes, and let the dreams remind you…

Darkness lifts, the day begins
Whatever’s left must stay within, so no-one else will know
The way you are when we’re alone – the way your face could never show
That nothing’s changed at all

And when it’s time, you’ll leave your cares behind you
Just close your eyes, and let the dreams remind you
That when you’re mine, the world just turns without us
Come back inside, there’s nothing out there for us

Appropriate Ending

Something hit a nerve in me, shook me like a busy theory
Believed in you for all these years, never saw a time that we’d be
Backing out of foreign towns – we’re definitely up the wrong tree
And picking off the innocent – all the while you couldn’t see

We gave you the world; you’re unhappy
Still you don’t listen to me
Must be I said the words a little too fast
Or the fact that our opposites are polar

Sparks are flying day and night
If only ’cause we’re out of favour
A time will come around again, friend –
And then we’ll be right back where

It started with another me
Shaking like busy theory
Believed in you for all these years
And never with a need to worry…

We gave you the world; you’re unhappy
Still you don’t listen to me
Must be I said the words a little too fast
Or the fact that our opposites are polar

You threw away the world – now you’re happy
And you’re always talking to me
Must be said that my world’s a little smaller
But for now, there is colour in my corner of it…

No Need To Be Downhearted (Part 2)

Ten o’clock
Where oh where did the day go, again?
Left something behind
Missing you, just like having a routine taken away
The space where you lay

Don’t get caught up – be the person and the people that you love, all your life