summer magic

Sharks and Other Dangers

Track Listing:

  1. Hey!
  2. Tracing a Bird on Construction Paper
  3. Charles de Gaulle in the Afternoon
  4. New Year’s Day Surprise
  5. Attraction Corridors
  6. A Certain Little Chord
  7. By Your Side 
  8. Running Game

Lyrics

"Hey"

Hey!
I know what you’re thinking
That one’s you love aren’t the ones you want
And you feel so down

Hey!
I know you can’t explain it
But it’s not for me to tell you who you are
or to ask you how

Pre

But I can’t understand it
We don’t understand this
I know you can’t stand it at all

Chorus

I only want to say the things I’ve kept in side my mind
I only want to share with you the way I feel inside

2.

Hey!
When we feel we’re sinking
And the years between us seem to break us down and we fall apart
Hey! We’ll know what we’re thinking
That the ones we love are the ones we’ve known from the very start

Pre
Chorus
Bridge
Chorus

"Tracing a Bird on Construction Paper"

Trace a silver line around the sun
Color in the things that you become
Hold a two-way mirror to your heart
Show the ones who told you what you are

Oh…

Cause it’s in my heart
And it’s on my mind
Cause the things you say can be so unkind…

Wore it on your sleeve you play the fool
The ringing in your ears was nothing new
Walked a line so straight to fill that hole
Wondered if your faith could give you more

Oh…

Cause it’s in my heart
And it’s on my mind
Cause the things you say can be so unkind…

"Charles de Gaulle in the Afternoon"

Traveled to the coast he wanted all to know his name
Headed for the west you said that it was my mistake
With the setting sun you pulled yourself up from the ground
With the setting sun you turned and left without a sound

Ooh…

Troubled by the thought of living only for yourself
Troubles by the things he often said but had not felt
Thoughts of leaving home and in that time and in that place
Made a resolution and he gave himself a name

Ooh…

Find it in yourself to help yourself to find your place
Holding back the ones you know would gladly fill that space
Draw a little line around yourself…
Wonder if you’ll ever know yourself…

Ooh…

Troubled by the thought of living only for himself
Troubled by a feeling that he knew he could not help

"New Year’s Day Surprise"

Can you see the writing in the sky
Can you see the faces everywhere
We’re standing in the middle of a crowd
Painting pictures for a festival

When you’re one and one then you would know
That you’ve never seen that place before
Let’s not waste a second of our day
Let’s take it on. Let’s have a go

Open up your eyes
To see the day shining brightly just for you
Everywhere surprise
To find a place that’s so busy and so new
Seems like something that you read about

Can you paint her picture in your mind
All those images of yesterday
Maybe if she’d shown not so brightly
All those images could melt away

Open your eyes
To see the day shining brightly just for you
New Years Day Surprise
Oh I just know we will make it
we’ll get through
We will find a way to work it out

Open up your eyes…

"Attraction Corridors"

I don’t really know just what to say
Lines that form a sentence on your face
Yellow blinking red to stop and start
Show the ones who love you who you are

Thought about the things that we had lost
Space where something grew but now is not
Separated then just by an aisle
Placed between ourselves a hopeless mile

If I’d only known it then
What I’ve come to find out now
I’d have still not taken back the things I said or made a sound

Distance there to keep us from ourselves
Should have gone and said the things we felt
Placed a paper airplane on your wall
Waited patiently for you to call

If I’d only known it then
What I’ve come to find out now
I’d have still not taken back the things I said or made a sound

"A Certain Little Chord"

A little mystery
1984
A distant memory
A certain little chord

When you told them all you said that you’d miss them
Living down the street just for a while
On to something new
Couldn’t help but feel you knew

A thing you said to me
A place you’d been before
A thing you couldn’t be
A name we’d heard before

Talking on the phone you told us you weren’t with him
Riding in your car just for a while
Shown the color blue when we asked you for the truth

A thing you said to me
A place you’d been before
A thing you couldn’t me
A name we’d heard before
A little mystery
1984
A distant memory
A certain little chord

"By Your Side"

I don’t mind cause girl you’re fine By your side Day and night By your side All the time

Oh…
You’re fine
Oh…
You’re mine

I don’t mind
cause girl you’re fine
By your side
Day and night

Oh…
You’re fine
Oh…
Oh you’re mine

Oh….

"Running Game"

You’ve been running baby
Now you’re ready to settle down
You’ve got a little secret mama
You never could live it down

Now you’re looking for something
That’s a part of you nobody else would know
And you’ve been gone such a long time
Now you’re ready to show

We’ll take it from here
Just in case you find you’re ready to cut out…

Now you’re looking for something
that’s a part of you nobody else would know
and you love to say “Da Da”
and you’re ready to go

We’ll take it from here
Just in case you find you’re ready to cut out
Do do do…

I don’t really mind
Drew a line
Hand in mine

Words to find a way
Gave a name
Sent away

Strands of imagery
Came to me
Who you’d be…