Max Eider III: Back in the Bedroom

by Max Eider

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1.
I Want 03:33
I don't want too much money But I want more than enough I want enough to stretch to self-denial I want to want for nothing And I want to give up wanting But not right now, not quite yet I want as if it were going out of style I want her, for instance And I want her to want me And I want to give up wanting her But maybe not quite yet I wonder what I really want I want to be, I want to do Give me one and I want two I want more, I want less I want failure and success I want fast, I want slow Want to stay, want to go I want you I want everything you've got But I won't give you what you want And you don't call this love you call it greed But if you want for nothing Well you might be contented, girl But that's no good, I don't want that Because a little bit of wanting is what I need I want you, I want you I want you to want me I'm going to give up wanting, girl But one thing at a time Don't want to sing as Marvin sang Don't want a fling with Zihi Zhang Don't want to do what Wes could do Don't want more, don't want less Don't want failure or success Don't want fast, don't be slow Can't you see? Don't you know? I want you
2.
Secret Life 03:58
Secret life Your secret life A hint of perfume hanging in the air Where have you been? Whatever can it mean? She doesn't know – perhaps she doesn't care Gross deception, small white lies And all we simply leave unsaid Secret lows and secret highs And secret hope and secret dread God knows I don't want to live alone And I do much as others do But everyone seems strange to me And I guess I seem quite strange to you Secret life Your secret life But still you're some mother's pride and joy And when she hears She won't believe her ears She'll say: No no no – he's such a sweet kind boy Secret hatred, secret fears And secret friends and secret dreams Secret longing, secret tears And secret ends and secret means God knows I don't want to feel alone And I guess that's how you feel too But after all these years You don't know me, and I don't know you
3.
My Dreams 06:08
Secret life Your secret life A hint of perfume hanging in the air Where have you been? Whatever can it mean? She doesn't know – perhaps she doesn't care Gross deception, small white lies And all we simply leave unsaid Secret lows and secret highs And secret hope and secret dread God knows I don't want to live alone And I do much as others do But everyone seems strange to me And I guess I seem quite strange to you Secret life Your secret life But still you're some mother's pride and joy And when she hears She won't believe her ears She'll say: No no no – he's such a sweet kind boy Secret hatred, secret fears And secret friends and secret dreams Secret longing, secret tears And secret ends and secret means God knows I don't want to feel alone And I guess that's how you feel too But after all these years You don't know me, and I don't know you
4.
Look at me, look at me and despair Look at me, look at my skin, look at my hair I don't want to light your fire As nature's laws require So please walk on by and do try not to stare Look at you, look at you, and despair Look at you, look at your skin, look at your hair, Too much silver, not much gold Little status but too old And that's not how it works, as far as I'm aware Poor old fools, don't feel so bad It's an atavistic instinct you obey But poor old fools, get on home Because there's no fool like an old fool so they say Spare a thought for dirty sad old men Do you think we want to go through this again and again? And pity fresh-faced youth For here's the painful truth: It's not a case of if, it's only when And I know this may disgust, it may appal It's sure to earn the scorn of women one and all But you might temper your contempt For the dreams we may have dreamt While it's to mewing infants you're in thrall Poor old fools, don't feel too bad For every dog among you had his day But poor old fools, get on home Because there's no fool like an old fool, so they say
5.
Love's Blind 04:55
Try and try again You can get it if you really want, she said It's just a question of when It's all in the mind You can do it with positive thinking She'd tell a drowning man to change his attitude to drinking He gets tired just listening to her talk Love's blind Hard times are no disgrace She said: Just as one door closes … He said: Another slams in your face Enough is enough I've banged my head so often against a closing door I really can't remember what else the things are for It makes her tired just to listen to him talk Love's blind You're a long, long time dead Now's the time for living For fighting and for winning, she said You're still in the game He said: You've got no time for living, you just don't realise You think you're in a race and you've got blinkers on your eyes It makes them tired just hearing themselves talk Love's blind But love's gone
6.
Closing Time 05:13
Yes I remember That night we walked out in the bay I thought we both could have died In that inrushing tide But you just watched as I got swept away And I remember The afternoon we drank champagne in bed And I said: Why don't you stay? - We'll do this every day And you just looked at me and shook your head And I remember The day I saw you sitting in that bar I didn't need a questionnaire The way he touched your hair And you just told me you are what you are And I remember The day you said you'd booked a one-way flight You told me then: You won't see me again So whose is that face I'm looking at tonight, and thinking Oh no you don't Oh no you don't, no no you don't Oh no you don't – I want to but I won't Because I know you're only playing, darling I know you're only playing Time I was going Though a part of me can't bear to say goodbye And I confess The way you wear that dress – The memory could haunt me till I die No, no hard feelings Because I know that you don't really mean me harm But no, not friends This is where it ends Because that closing bell is sounding the alarm, and I'm thinking Oh no you don't Oh no you don't, no no you don't Oh no you don't – I want to but I won't Because I know you're only playing, darling I know you're only playing And I won't No you don't girl, no no no No you don't
7.
Hang on a moment now and hear what I say That showdown can wait And if you must jump in the river Tomorrow's not too late I simply want to share with you just how I arrived At where I am today: Well, when problems came to a head; When I reached crossroads, or a watershed … I immediately did nothing, I did nothing at all Just try it and you'll see that I'm right There's nothing better than nothing – sweet, sweet nothing It could take weeks, even years But the need to decide disappears Let's get a little closer now, relax for a while The night's all our own And we could make it something special If you turned off that damn phone I know that you like dancing, going out on the town But that's not my style If you want me to show you a good time Well honey, let's get plain immobile Yeah darling let's do nothing, let's do some nothing It's an endless source of delight There's nothing better than nothing – or almost nothing Forget about doing your hair And never mind what you can wear 'Cause nothing suits you more than nothing, just nothing at all When I've got sore eyes, it's a sight Yes I believe in nothing, absolutely nothing Don't tell me I'm wasting my time Tell me: what made the Buddha sublime? Well he sat down and he did nothing, he did nothing at all And he kept right on till he saw the light There's nothing better than nothing, sweet sweet nothing So let's do sweet nothing tonight I can't get enough of nothing, oh nothing's really something Don't tell me it's wrong, 'cause it's right There's nothing better than nothing – sweet sweet nothing So let's just do nothing tonight
8.
In the dead of winter – grey and neutral tones Fading into evening, and I'm hoping that she phones Getting sentimental, staring at the floor These grey and neutral evenings – god there's nothing I hate more But I say: Pull yourself together, try to swim against the tide The way you carry on you'd think your dearest friend had died So I'm trying to remember all my favourite things But I'm going under, sinking fast, when suddenly it rings Breaking to the surface, sucking in the air I pick up the receiver and I'm certain you'll be there And inside half an hour you'll be walking through that door These grey and neutral evenings – god there's nothing I like more I pour myself a drink – I just can't wait till you arrive Because every sense and every nerve I've got has come alive It doesn't get much better than the sound of two guitars And White City in the distance shining brighter than the stars My mind has got so clouded with the habits of the years I'm only really living for these moments when it clears It's an old song, but everything seems new Lights moving through White City, and one of them is you
9.
Stupid Heart 04:58
Hey John I know you want her back I know you'd take her back You know she's just not coming back I know it's really tough Your really did your best But it was just not good enough And now you get no rest Those awful things she said Can't get the words out of your head They'll get you certified So take your head out of the dark and take a look outside What else to do? She was never going to wait for you That bus has gone, the next one isn't due For quite some time, and you're not sure where it's going Why don't you just stay here and make another start? Try to love your stupid neighbour with your stupid heart Hey John I know you want to go You think you've got to go But you don't know where to go You think you've done enough You think you've seen enough You think you've god damn had enough I know you're tired And you're drinking hard And you're trying hard to get yourself fired To get yourself retired To get yourself and all your nodes unwired What can you do? It all just got too much for you The bus has gone, the next one isn't due For quite some time, and you're not sure where you're going Why don't you just stay here? – and as you're not that smart Try to love your stupid neighbour with your stupid heart Love your crooked neighbour with your crooked heart Love your stupid neighbour with your stupid heart
10.
She saw him first – that so familiar face He was leaning back against the bar and laughing with a friend And after all this time her heart began to race So many years, and so much living But she's right back in another time and place When she saw him first And he turned and saw her looking, and she didn't look away And he walked right up and just said: Do your worst What more to say – they blew a bubble And then the bubble burst Now here they are: it's come to this Would you believe that it could come to this? But it comes to this: it comes to this Now she glances up again And something in his manner makes her sure he's seen her too But after all that joy and all that pain What is the point of awkward smalltalk God – how are you?' 'Oh well, I can't complain …' And so let's just let it go Let's just sit and drink a silent toast to that old ghost You and I just drank each other dry So no pretence and no regret If you want, forgive, forget But we've already said our last goodbye What is the point of mere politeness? And what's the point of trying to explain? So there she goes: it's come to this Would you believe that it could come to this? But it comes to this: it comes to this
11.
I saw a star win some award He made a speech I could not applaud He said: Music is its own reward But he don't know what it means While it rings out in your every chord You are the kings and queens She writes the songs that no one hears He wonders why he perseveres They've been in this band for 20 years Since they were in their teens When all ambition disappears You are the kings and queens I guess you could call her a trite kind of Muse But she brooks no disobeying You never neglected to pay her her dues And you're still paying A better world will come to pass With Keith retained to fill your glass While you give Lou a masterclass And David cooks and cleans Let Sony kiss your royal arse When you're the kings and queens And you are the kings and queens

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released September 18, 2007

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