The Anté Dote / Djevara (Redux)
SET : FRI 18 DEC

IN (APPROX*) ORDER OF PERFORMANCE

INTRO (FARE WELL)
Stranger With A Familiar Face / About A Boy
HAVE YOU SEEN MY YEARS? (spoken piece)
Kiss The Sun
Wanderer
IMMOBILE (spoken piece)
LET IT RAIN (spoken piece)
Maybe God Just Tried Her Best With The Cards She Was Dealt / We Should All Drink Much More Wine
Stolen Gold
Palms
DELIVER US FROM LIMERENCE (spoken piece)
And So
DAUGHTER (spoken piece)
Mother
The Seed

click on a song to see (original) song lyrics

Stranger With A Familiar Face / About A Boy

Well, when I was a boy, around seven years old
Here's a story I thought'd never be told
My greatest fear was that my heart would grow cold
I'd be driven away down a lonely road

I'd toss and I'd turn
Thought I'd never return
Wake up screaming and yearning and hoping and praying
All this for a love that could never burn

So come on, stranger, lean in a little closer
So come on, stranger, let me hold ya
So come on, stranger, because life is short and your love is blind
And what's life without a little danger?

So please look at me, I'm a refugee
The walking shadow that your eyes never (wanna) see
Worth a dime or slice of your time
Or a blade of grass in a world that's not mine

From time-to-time
I need a little hand
My feet are sore and I don't know where to stand
And I still don't feel like I belong in this land

I've come a long way, baby
I've come a long way, baby
I've come a long way, baby
I've come a long way, baby

Lean in a little...

I've come a long way

So come on, stranger, lean in a little closer
So come on, stranger, let me hold ya
So come on, stranger, 'cos life is short and your love is blind
And what's life without a little danger?

A little danger
A little danger
A little danger
Makes you

I've come a long way
I've come a long way

Kiss The Sun

If I shared a dream
Would you stay awake?
'Cos as strange as it seems
I don't think it's too late

See, there's an ocean in my mind
All the creatures of the seven seas
They swim from me to you
Transfering the memories

They can tell no lies
The reasons are deep and dark and blue
It's hard to explain in prose
Hope I do better in song

Do you think if we talk they'll set us free?
OH COME ON, COME ON, COME ON.
Shall we sit around... wait and see?
OH COME ON, COME ON, COME ON.
If we just stay quiet will they leave us be?
OH COME ON, COME ON, COME ON.

No

They made you an offer they say you can't refuse
Mapped out and decided, to play a game you can only lose
You're pushed and you're pulled but no
You can still choose to choose
(JUST PUTTING IT OUT THERE)
I have a manifesto, I'm not afraid to say it:
"Dance naked in the sun
Fall in love with anyone, with everyone"

'Cos I've only just begun
To kiss the sun

Sometimes it's better to burn
Sometimes it's better, it's better, it's better to...
Sometimes it's better, it's better, it's better to...
Sometimes it's better, it's better, it's better to...
Sometimes it's better to burn

If I shared a dream
Would you stay awake?
'Cos as strange as it seems
I don't think it's too late

We can light our own fuse
Let me tell you something heart, felt and true
Always thought I was an alien
But now it's OK 'cos so are you

So come on, come on,
Get on my wave
So come on, come on,
Get on my wave
So come on, come
Get on my wave

Get on my wave

Wanderer

Time guides my perceptions
See, they change with the seasons
And I notice I'm running out of reasons
That doesn't make us even
Doesn't make us even

I'm a wanderer/wonderer

I'm a wanderer/wonderer
So I wander/wonder about her
I'm a wanderer/wonderer
So there's no place like home

I've got to find a place
To be...

Find a place
Find a place to be

Got to find a way
Find a place to be
Got to find a way
Find a place to belong

But maybe

That's what this art's for
Don't be afraid, just follow the light
That's what this heart's for
Don't be afraid, just follow the light
That's what I'm here for
Don't be afraid, just follow the light

Follow the light
Follow the light
Follow the light

Call me The Wanderer/Wonderer
Call me The Wanderer/Wonderer
Maybe you're a wanderer/wonderer too

So wherever we are
Let's call it home

Just call it home

Maybe God Just Tried Her Best With The Cards She Was Dealt / We Should All Drink Much More Wine

Sometimes you just sit and think
Sometimes you just sit
Sometimes you just sit and drink
and you ask yourself
"What Am I doing?
"Where Am I going?
"What does it all even mean?
"Where The Hell am I NOW?

IS IT TRUE WHAT GOES ROUND, ALWAYS COMES AROUND?
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
WHY DO I ALWAYS HEAR BETTER WHEN THERE'S NO SOUND?

Maybe we should...
Maybe if we could...
Maybe it's all been just a little
Misunderstood
Maybe she just did her best with the cards she was dealt
She just did her best with the cards she was dealt
Just did her best with the cards she was dealt
Did her best with the cards she was dealt

I'VE HEARD IT SAID WE'VE BEEN CURSED SINCE BIRTH
BUT MAYBE IT'S THE REVERSE AND WE'RE A GIFT FROM THE EARTH

This human tragedy
Maybe that's the beauty of it

So don't waste your time

Stolen Gold

Did I ever tell to you about the time I got stoned alone and swallowed glass?
As I spat blood my life flashed before me
And all The Big Things seemed small
For twenty-four hours I held each minute close like
Stolen Gold

I've already forgotten the feeling

Did I ever tell you about the time as a child I got lost in the crowd in the stampede after the match?
As I struggled to breathe my life flashed before me
And all The Big Things seemed small
For twenty-four minutes I held each second like
Stolen gold

I've already forgotten the feeling

Did I ever tell you about the time our yacht overturned on the stormy lake far from the shore
As I tried to hold my life flashed before me
And all The Big Things seemed small
For twetny-four seconds I took each breathe like
Stolen Gold

I've already forgotten the feeling

Palms

You can tell they're second-hand
Lies
Their fingerprints are
All over this

I can't stand to sit
I can't stand to fall

You can tell the game's been rigged
But I'm tired of being tricked
These days they don't even bother to
Remove the scaffolding

I can't stand to sit
I can't stand to fall
I can't stand to sit
I can't stand to fall
Some days
I can't stand at all

So don't lie to me
Please don't lie to me

So "Hands up"
"Hands up", if you want to live

Don't shoot (if you want to live)

I'm already a broken man
You know the reasons why...

You know, you know...

So stand up
If you want to live
Stand up
'Cos I want to live

And So...

And so...

It was easy to sow
We sowed it easily
It was easy to show
We showed it easily

We should have known
We should have known
Better...
Better next time

It was easy to believe
We believed it easily
It was easy to dream
We dreamed it easily

We should have grown
We should have grown
Better...
Better next time

It was easy to break
It was easy to break
So we broke it easily
It was easy to fake
It was easy to fake
So we faked it easily

We should have made it home
We should have made it home
Better...
Better next time

But it was so hard
It was so hard
It was so hard
It was so hard

We broke it easily

Better luck next time
Better luck next time
Better luck next time
Better luck next time

But it was so hard
It was so hard
It was so hard
It was so hard

We broke it easily

Mother

D'you remember I was scared of the dark?
So you switched the light on
When I slept I walked
Just to be nearer
Nearer to you, just to hear your voice
I slept in the corridor just to know your touch was close
Those days we all slept alone

I know, (I'm) not always the one you can run to
I know, (I'm) not always the one you can talk to
And I know it's my own fault, but I remember...
When I was scared of the deep
Well, you pulled me out from under...
When I was scared of heights
Well, you told me I could fly
When the sands were moving, and I couldn't find my feet
You held on to me, you held on to me
When the glass was empty
You filled it for me, you filled it for me, you filled it for me

And I know, I didn't notice at the time
And I know, I didn't thank you at the time
And I know it's my own fault, I'm a closed book
I know it's my own fault, but I want you to know...

You'll always be The...
You'll always be The...
You'll always be The Reason Why I came
...The Reason Why I stayed
...The Reason Why I play
...The Reason Why I'm here

The eyes, the eyes, the eyes, will tell you how I feel

And you said,
If I believe it, I can win
You'll always be The...
You'll always be The...
You'll always be The Reason

The Seed

The last thing my father said before he left was :
"Be The Seed
Don't be afraid of what this means
Believe
You deserve your life

So breathe, while you're alive
Don't regret a thing
You can't change anything anyway"

But that was just a dream
Things never end so clean
There were no words, no last wisdoms to glean
That's how we leave
Confused as the day we arrived
Loose as the last of our tribe
Of one

Of one

So live, while you're alive
While you're alive, live
(everything will remain unfinished)

Don't regret a thing
You can't change anything anyway
And what will be, will be
(And everything will remain unfinished)

So "Be The Seed"
(Be anything you want to be)
"Be The Seed"
(Be anyone you want to be)
"Be The Seed"
(Be anything you want to be)
"Be My Seed"
(Be anything)

"Be My Seed"