Everything Is Wonderful

by John Bermingham

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released 09 September 2013

All songs written and produced by John Bermingham
℗ © John Bermingham 2013

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Track Name: A Composite of Noises Arranged In Repetition
Un insieme di rumori assemblati in ripetizione per esprimere la tristezza dell’uno.
Track Name: Out Of Here (feat. El Grey)
What I read I didn't write, what I heard I didn't say,
What I spoke I never thought, what I did I couldn't stop.
What I thought I didn't do, what I saw I didn't think,
What I had I took I never gave, what I had I couldn't save.

What I am I never was, what I was I'll never be,
What I wish I didn't dream, what I dream I couldn't be.
What I know I didn't learn, what I burn I didn't light,
What I beat I couldn't fight, I'm not wrong I'm never right.

Oh, Oh, I'm out of here.

What I sought I couldn't see, what I fought I couldn't feel,
What I sold I never owned, what I've grown I've never sown.
What I ate I didn't kill, what I killed I didn't eat,
What I broke I didn't make, what I made I didn't fake.

Oh, Oh, I'm out of here.

What I spoke I never thought, what I beat I couldn't fight,
What I did I couldn't stop, I'm not wrong I'm never right.
What I took I never gave, what I had I couldn't save,
What I broke I didn't make, what I made I didn't fake.

Oh, Oh, I'm out of here.
Track Name: I Know You Don't Care
Your eyes so revealing, you smile - my heart's beating.
Your words without meaning, your touch leaves me dreaming.
I know you don't care at all, but for you I'll always fall.

Your voice so deceiving, your lies keep me breathing.
You stare and I'm seeing, your embrace I keep believing.
I know you don't care at all, but for you I'll always fall.

And when you go, I feel so low,
Since I fell into this hell, with you
I'm in love.

Your skin so concealing, you begin and I'm reeling.
Your words without meaning, your touch leaves me screaming.
I know you don't care at all, but for you I'll always fall.

And when you, I feel so low,
Since I fell into this hell, with you
I'm in love.
Track Name: Hand in Hand (feat. El Grey)
The sky so pale the world has turned to grey,
The leaves fall like the dreams of yesterday,
The wind howls out in echoes of disdain,
And we, we stand together in the rain.

Until we fall, and there is
Just you and me now,
Hand in hand here.
Flowers from out the dead land,
Hand in hand in love.

The trees branch out in all that could have been,
The path not worn but here the light is dim,
The ground so black, no footprints to put in,
And we, we step unsure where to begin.

Until we fall, and there is
Just you and me now,
Hand in hand here.
Flowers from out the dead land,
Hand in hand in love.

And now, all of the world is under snow,
And we, we grow as memory never sown.

Just you and me now.....
Track Name: I Just Wanted To Know
I just wanted to know,
I never meant you to go,
What was I thinking?
Must have been dreaming
Because now I'm sorry,
I'm so sorry.
I just wanted to know.
Track Name: Don't Try
If you come with me I will let you down,
All of your dreams will burn down to the ground.
Open your eyes, look at me and you'll know,
You are the sweetest friend I've ever known.

But don't try to hold me, I don't want to push you down.
Don't try to kiss me, I don't want to have to bite.
Don't say you want me, I don't want to walk away.
Don't ever love me, I won't ever feel the same.

Wherever I go know that I have no doubt,
You are the only friend I can't be without.
Open your eyes, look at me and you'll know,
You are the sweetest friend I've ever known.

But don't try to hold me, I don't want to push you down.
Don't try to kiss me, I don't want to have to bite.
Don't say you want me, I don't want to walk away.
Don't ever love me, I won't ever feel the same.

But I don't want you to go away,
Because to me you mean more than I'll ever say.
Track Name: When We Move
The camera rolls, you're feeling exposed,
But no one will know what events will unfold.

Don't worry about incrimination,
I will edit out salacious information.

High def confessional, you know I'm professional,
All in good taste, nothing will go to waste.

Don't worry about incrimination,
I will edit out salacious information.

And when we move, we move in slow motion,
And lies slide on scented lotion.

The shutter opens and there's no way of knowing
What the mind wants or what the eye is beholding.

Don't worry about incrimination,
I will edit out salacious information.

And when we move, we move in slow motion,
And lies slide on scented lotion.
Track Name: The Way It's Meant To Go
You don't know how to start, not sure you have the heart,
'Improve' or 'to destroy' in equal measures vie.
Sick thoughts and screaming flesh, mendacious epithets -
But nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go.

No, nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go.

A raven flame expired, all plans now on the pyre,
Ink smears a spiteful smudge, conceals your fervent grudge.
Your call to action came but faltered on the blame,
And nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go.

No, nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go.

And we descend into shame, when we see that we
Are the ones who must take all the blame.
(Nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go,
You don't want to see, you don't want to know,
Nothing in the world would ever shake you more,
Nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go)

A painful vanity and psychosurgery,
Soon madness seems to be a safe divergency.
You don't know how to stop, not sure you want to stop,
But nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go.

No, nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go.

And we descend into shame, when we see that we
Are the ones who must take all the blame.
(Nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go,
You don't want to see, you don't want to know,
Nothing in the world would ever shake you more,
Nothing ever goes the way it's meant to go)
Track Name: Broken
Look inside, all the pieces I have tried to put back together so long
But it all just falls apart and there's little left to keep it in place.
Everything is so broken now that I don't know how to keep it in me.
I can feel my poison now in everything I ever touch and feel.

Throw me away, all that's left inside is broken and grey.
Everything I've ever tried to keep safe gets twisted and dies in this place.
Throw me away with the broken pieces of my own fate.
Every promise, every word I ever gave fall to pieces
Like the smile gone from your face.

If I could I would tear it out, find something new so there's little left of me.
Everything I ever feel inside this place makes it difficult to breathe
And myself I can't stomach now, I need too much help to put the pieces back in place.
I can feel my poison now in everything I ever touch and feel.

Throw me away, all that's left inside is broken and grey.
Everything I've ever tried to keep safe gets twisted and dies in this place.
Throw me away with the broken pieces of my own fate.
Every promise, every word I ever gave fall to pieces
Like the smile gone from your face.

Throw me away

Throw me out and have no doubt that everything is in its right place.
Track Name: Now Bounce (That ship has sailed)
Get out of bed or let the day pass?
Turn it all over and pray it goes fast.
High hopes get you up the wall,
A broken promise to break your fall.

You manage to rise and run the routine,
Clothes, teeth, wallet and keys.
Low profile gets you down in the dumps,
And nothing seems to get you over the hump.

Now I'm not trying to say that it's not your fault.
Oh no, oh no.
Finger pointing, sticks and stones, a grinding halt.
Oh oh, oh oh.

And you try, try, try, but it's always the same.
Sometimes you feel like you're just committed to fail.
So you cry, cry, cry, but there's no one to blame -
A needle in a haystack now that ship has sailed.

A '9 to 5' to prove that you're alive,
Same swing, a different jive.
Facing into a wet weekend,
All these cats and dogs drive you 'round the bend.

Now I'm not trying to say that it's not your fault.
Oh no, oh no.
Finger pointing, sticks and stones, a grinding halt.
Oh oh, oh oh.

And you try, try, try, but it's always the same.
Sometimes you feel like you're just committed to fail.
So you cry, cry, cry, but there's no one to blame -
A needle in a haystack now that ship has sailed.

What now!?
Now bounce....
Track Name: How Does That Make You Feel?
What's your name? Where are you from?
What manner were you born?
This may seem irrelevant but trust us it informs.
Is it boys or girls you like? How long since you last played?
Do you prefer to be alone?
What's the name of your last lay?

Does this make you angry? Do you feel mad all the time?
Do you agree your actions can seem hostile in my eyes?
What is it you dream about, where do you want to be?
I know you're holding something back, but you can trust me.

Who is it you're angry at? What trigger makes you attack?
What is it you're angry at?
Let's take a moment to analyze that.

We just want to make you heal, we want to know, we need to know
How does that make you feel? We want to know, we need to know.
We just want to make you heal, we want to know, we need to know
How does that make you feel? We want to know, we need to know.

What's your name? Where are you from?
What manner were you born?
This may seem irrelevant but trust us it informs.
What is it you dream about, where do you want to be?
I know you're holding something back, but you can trust me.

We just want to make you heal, we want to know, we need to know
How does that make you feel? We want to know, we need to know.
We just want to make you heal, we want to know, we need to know
How does that make you feel? We want to know, we need to know.

How does it feel? How do you feel?

Who is it you're angry at? What trigger makes you attack?
What is it you're angry at?
Let's take a moment to analyze that.

We just want to make you heal, we want to know, we need to know
How does that make you feel? We want to know, we need to know.
We just want to make you heal, we want to know, we need to know
How does that make you feel? We want to know, we need to know.
Track Name: Slow Down
Colour coded nooses and matching power fuses
But the Robots should be smiling 'cause they have a job.
Passing time just mocks us as best friends turn to monsters,
If this is growing up then I don't want to know.

Shackled to requirement, we're subject to employment
So time marches on and suddenly you're old.
Everything gets faster, what you want becomes the master,
You can't out run the pressure, nothing ever seems to
Slow down.

Will this ever slow down? Tick, tick, tick, tick.
Will this ever slow, slow down?
Does life ever slow?
Will this ever slow down? I don't want to know.

Run, run, run and you don't look back.
Replicated aims 'til a heart attack.
Run, run, run from the trail behind,
No pause, no stop, and no rewind,
Slow down.

Will this ever slow down? Tick, tick, tick, tick.
Will this ever slow, slow down?
Does life ever slow?
Will this ever slow down? I don't want to know.

And when you think you're old,
Old enough to know better,
Then you should just give up.

Run, run, run from the trail behind,
No pause, no stop, and no rewind,
Slow down.

Will this ever slow down? Tick, tick, tick, tick.
Will this ever slow, slow down?
Does life ever slow?
Will this ever slow down? I don't want to know.
Track Name: Sixty Three
The first one appeared at dawn.....slowly they kept coming....
And soon.... there were sixty three....
Track Name: Smile Again
When she went away, on a day like today,
I wondered if I'd ever see her face again,
And when he stopped to sing, and he'd nothing left to bring,
I wondered if I'd ever hear his voice again.

And when I took that leap I didn't figure it so deep,
I wondered if I'd ever touch the ground again,
And everything I'm told makes me feel so old
That I wonder if I'll ever really smile again?

Yeah I wonder if I'll ever really smile again?

And when she came to stay, and she wouldn't go away,
I wondered if I'd ever be alone again.
Then he began to speak, disturbing my peace,
And I wondered if I'd ever get some quiet again.

And when I tried to shout, and nothing good came out,
I wondered if I would ever make sense again.

Where has the joy gone? Nothing I do feels like it used to.
I just want to feel the way I used to before I met you.
Where has the joy gone? Nothing I do feels like it used to.
Never so devoid until I met you. Boom.

You tell me what to think, you tell me what to do,
And then you wonder why I want to take a swing at you?
Nothing left to say, nothing left to do
But I wonder if I'll ever write a song for you?

Yeah, I wonder if I'll ever write a song for you?

And everything I'm told makes me feel so old
That I wonder if I'll ever really smile again?

Where has the joy gone? Nothing I do feels like it used to.
I just want to feel the way I used to before I met you.
Where has the joy gone? Nothing I do feels like it used to.
Never so devoid until I met you. Boom.
Track Name: Shouting All The Time
So you wake up and everything feels like it's stalled.
You spend the afternoon beating your head off the wall
Then you crawl outside and meet fuck heads all around
And it begins to feel like all reason's gone to ground.

But shouting all the time doesn't get you anywhere, just out of line,
And in the end you're out of luck, 'cause no one gives a fuck.
And saying what you mean, try to stand by all the things that you believe
Doesn't get you anywhere, they just don't care, no one cares.

And if you try to find a friend it seems only fools abound,
So you try a new approach but it's like screaming without sound.
It's when it comes to this that you know you're on your own.
No matter what you try, you will lose all that you know.

And shouting all the time doesn't get you anywhere, just out of line,
And in the end you're out of luck, 'cause no one gives a fuck.
And saying what you mean, try to stand by all the things that you believe
Doesn't get you anywhere, they just don't care, no one cares.
Track Name: That's Enough (I want to go home)
Standing in the corner, another pointless party,
Morals as costumes in pseudo social mores.
Equivocate, prevaricate, just try to extricate,
The walls close in
The walls close in.

Wade through the din, the cacophony so shrill,
So much bullshit, where do we begin?
Placate, sedate, manipulate,
The walls close in
The walls close in.

That's enough now I want to go home,
I've had enough just leave me alone.

The crowd is thick, and the air is thin,
The faces are cold and the eyes are dim.
Assume, consume, resume,
The walls close in
The walls close in.

That's enough now I want to go home (go home),
I've had enough just leave me alone (leave me alone).
I've had enough just leave me alone (leave me alone).
I've had enough just leave me alone (leave me alone).

Nothing is what it seems, everything just feels wrong.
And on and on and on, is this only the mean-time?

That's enough now I want to go home,
I've had enough just leave me alone.
That's enough now I want to go home (go home),
I've had enough just leave me alone (leave me alone).
Track Name: Goodbye
I still regret the night you slipped away from me.
If I had known you were never coming back again,
I would have held you tighter, would have never left your side,
I would have said just one more word so that you knew.
And now I lie awake and pray to you my soul to take,
And think of all the time I spent alone with you.

And my lullaby is a dream I have of you,
A dream wherein I never had to say goodbye.

And everyday since I lost you now has been so long,
I'd give the rest of time to have just one more day with you,
So I could hold a little tighter, hold you 'til your night gets brighter,
Take your hand and whisper every dream we knew.
And as we lie awake, no more time to take, close your eyes,
Fall into me, I'll sing to you.

And my lullaby is a dream I have of you,
A dream wherein I never have to say goodbye.

"Don't forget me"

I would have held you tighter, would have never left your side,
I would have said just one more word so that you knew.
And now I lie awake and pray to you my soul to take,
And think of all the time I spent alone with you.

And my lullaby is a dream I have of you,
A dream wherein I never have to say goodbye.
Track Name: You're So Cool
Everything is cool when I am with you,
You make me feel like I am someone too.

Every time you smile it holds me for a while
And I feel like a child seeing something new.

Every word you say brightens up my day,
And I just want to stay here next to you.

All my little words could never be enough
To say how much in love I am with you.

I would tear a hole in the world just to get to you.
There is nothing else in the world I'd want to hold on to.

Every time you cry I want to make you fly
And take away all that has made you blue.

Every move with you make, like an act of faith,
I won't hesitate I'll follow you.

Everything you are, everything you do,
There is no one else, you are so cool.

All my little words could never be enough
To say how much in love I am with you.

I would tear a hole in the world just to get to you.
There is nothing else in the world I'd want to hold on to.

All my little words could never be enough
To say how much in love I am with you.

I would tear a hole in the world just to be with you.
There is no one else in the world I'd want to hold on to.

If I could paint the world I'd picture us together,
Holding hands forever, me and you.