The Cooper Temple Clause Lyrics

Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose - The Cooper Temple Clause - Album Cover

Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose

(see also See This Through And Leave)

These lyrics taken from scans of the cover (low res scan 1 low res scan 2 after a request by statickiss)

The Same Mistakes
Promises, Promises
New Toys
Talking To A Brick Wall

The Same Mistakes

And so it has to change
The notebook’s now in pieces
Words we’ll never sing
I know you’ll say I’ve simply jumped the gun
And that they’ve won
But you can’t keep making the same mistakes
You see I’ve had this thought
It took its time in coming
I’d always gone about these things all wrong
But not this song
Cos you can’t keep making the same mistakes
No you can’t keep making the same mistakes
Can’t jump ship just yet
There’s no one at the wheel
Someone has to steer
Get a hold of yourself
Keep your head there’s no time to waste
You’ll see it soon enough
But all is not forgotten
And now’s no time for tears
Cos though that boy has died this one still lives
And now there’s life
And a chance to make up for all those mistakes
But please don’t get me wrong
Cos everything was honest
True and from the heart
There’s still the same old hang ups so don’t fret
It’s not safe yet
And who knows there’s always time to screw up again
But maybe we’ll be cool
Cos you were made an offer
You could not refuse
You made me come alive and see my face
See my grace
And we grow or do we just haul it around?

Promises, Promises

It’s got me going inside I think its happening again
I think there’s gonna be some action
Cos you got me going inside
Got me where you want me
Sit down and talk to me
Well I just hope you’re happy
With your snake skin dead bodies evening all
Well just go go back to your bright lights
You made promises you couldn’t keep
Sicking up rag doll more than you know
Just keep your mouth shut you got no mind to blow
You celebrate things you celebrate things forget about me And
just desecrate everything
Oh you messed it up good yeah this kid’s just a joke
Baby can’t shoot straight
Cos there’s so many friends to make
Gotta take blows it’s the way that you grow
Baby can’t shoot straight
Cos there’s so many friends to make
Gotta take blows it’s the way that you grow
Don’t need to be seen
Just gotta get yourself known

New Toys

We came we played we drifted away
We came we played but it got away oh no
What’s happening to us?
Well I’ll just shut my eyes til we get back home
Til we touch back down and keep playing dumb
And I’m carving my own little master piece
Go ahead cut deep but don’t tell the boys
I tried but now I can’t feel a thing
Just gagged and bound and clipped at the wings oh no
What’s happening to us?

Talking To A Brick Wall

I’m not quite how I should be
been finding tricks too hard
I’m thinking something must be broken
Cos it’s wasn’t like this before
Now everyone is ugly and everyone is stoned
Small things about you excite me
But then I’d hate to spoil the tone
All my little somethings just ran out of luck
Secret dates with strangers
Dirty words and fighting talk
I’m so scared it’s killed me
Time and time again
I can’t live with compromise
So maybe we could talk as friends?
If at first you don’t succeed try again for me
Today is going to be fine
tomorrow will be fine too
I asked for things to better me
Even though they silenced my soul
I can taste it just for a second and then it disappears
The flowers look like glitter but then so do you my dear
It’s in the way that you look
It’s in the books you won’t read
It comes and goes like a friend
It’s with me right til the end
It’s in the memories I’ve lost
It’s concentrating too much
It’s breaking down of relations
And it’s the beat of the clock
It’s not being able to explain
Or get your feelings across
It’s the in the pain that won’t leave you
It’s coming straight back for us
It’s in a new lease of life
And a search that ends well
It’s in finding that change
It’s being happy again

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