Lyrics: No Need To Argue (1994)

Ode To My Family

Understand the things I say
Don’t turn away from me
Cause I spent half my life out there
You wouldn’t disagree
D’you see me, d’you see
Do you like me, do you like me standing there
D’you notice, d’you know
Do you see me, do you see me
Does anyone care

Unhappiness, where’s when I was young
And we didn’t give a damn
îCause we were raised
To see life as a fun and take it if we can
My mother, my mother she hold me
Did she hold me, when I was out there
My father, my father, he liked me
Oh he liked me, does anyone care

Understand what I’ve become
It wasn’t my design
And people everywhere think
Something better than I am
But I miss you, I miss
Cause I liked it, I liked it
When I was out there
D’you know this, d’you know
You did not find me, you did not find
Does anyone care

Unhappiness was when I was young
And we didn’t give a damn
îCause we were raised
To see life as fun and take it if we can
My mother, my mother she hold me
Did she hold me, when I was out there
My father, my father, he liked me
Oh he liked me, does anyone care

Does anyone care

 I Can’t Be With You

Lying in my bed again
And I cry cos you’re not here
Crying in my head again
And I know that it’s not clear
Put your hands, put your hands
Inside my face and see that it’s just you
But it’s bad and it’s mad
And it’s making me sad
Because I can’t be with you

Baby I can’t be with you

Thinking back on how things were
And how we loved so well
I wanted to be the mother
Of your child
And now it’s just farewell

Put your hands in my hand
And come with me
We’ll find another end
And come with me
And my head, and my head
On anyone’s shoulder
Cause I can’t be with you

Baby I can’t be with you
Cause you’re not here, you’re not here
Baby I can’t be with you
Cause you’re not here, you’re not here
And baby I’m still in love with you

Twenty One

I don’t think it’s going
To happen anymore
You took my thoughts from me
How I want nothing more
And did you think you
Could just take it all away

I don’t think it’s happening
This is what I say

Leave me alone
Cause I found it all
Twenty one

So I don’t think it’s going
To happen anymore
I don’t think it’s going
To happen anymore

Twenty one

Today

Twenty one

Zombie

Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence caused such silence
Who are we mistaken

But you see it’s not me,
It’s not my family
In your head, in your head
They are fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head
In your head they are cryin’*
In your head
Zombie
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie

Another mother’s breakin’
heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken
He’s the same old theme since 1916
In your head
In your head, they’re still fightin’
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head
In your head they are dyin’

In your head, in your head
Zombie
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie

Empty

Something has left my life
And I don’t know where it went to
Somebody caused me strife
And it’s not what I was seeking

Didn’t you see me, didn’t you hear me
Didn’t you see me standing there

Why did you turn out the lights
Did you know that I was sleeping

Say a prayer for me
Help me to feel the strength I did
My identity has it been taken
Is my heart breaking on me

Or my plans fell through my heads
They fell through my hands on me
Or my dreams it suddenly seems
Empty

Everything I Said

It makes me lonely
It makes my very lonely
When I see you here, waitin’ on
He makes me tired, he makes me very tired
And inside of me, limpes on

But you have your heart
Don’t believe it, and you will find it
Waitin’ on
Everything I said, oh, well I meant it
And inside my head, holdin’ on

îCos if I died tonight
Would you hold my hand, no
Would you understand
And if I lived in spite
Would you still be there, no
Would you disappear

Surely must be you
But I don’t make you lonely
I’ll get over you
But I don’t make you lonely

The Icicle Melts

When
When will the icicle melt,
And when
When will the picture show and
I should not have read the paper today
Cause a child, child he was taken away

There’s a place for the baby that died
And there’s a time for the mother who cried
And she still hold him in her arms sometime
Cause nine months is too long

How could you hurt a child
Now does this make you satisfied
I don’t know what’s happening to people today
When a child, he was taken away

There’s a place for the baby that died
There’s a time for the mother who cried
And she will hold him in her arms sometime
Cause nine months is too long

There’s a place for the baby that died
And there’s a time for the mother who cried
And you will hold him in your arms sometime
Cause nine months is too long

Disappointment

Disappointment you shouldn’t have done
You couldn’t have done
You wouldn’t have done
The things you did them
And we could have been happy
What a piteous thing, a hideous thing
Was tainted by the rest

But it won’t get any harder
And I hope you’ll find your way again
And it won’t get any higher
But it all boils down to what you did them

In the night we fight, I fled you’re right
It was exactly them
I decided
And drew you out
In the night we fight, I fled you’re right
It was exactly there
I decided

But it won’t be any harder
And I hope you’ll find your way again
And it won’t get any higher
But it all boils down to what you did them

Disappointment

Ridiculous Thoughts

Twister does anyone see through you
You’re a twister, an animal
But you’re happy now
I didn’t go along with you
So happy now

But you’re going to have to hold on
Hold on
Or we’re goin’ to have to move on
Move on

I feel alright
And I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I feel alright

Twister, I shouldn’t have twisted you
Twister
It’s not going to happen no
You’re not going to make fun of me
Happen no

But you’re going to have to hold on
You’re going to have to hold on
Hold on
Or we’re going to have to move on
Move on

I feel alright
And I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I feel alright

I should have lied
But I cried so hard
The ridiculous thoughts
I should have lied

But you’re gonna have to hold on
Hold on
But you’re gonna have to hold on to me

Dreaming My Dreams

All the things you said to me today
Changed my perspective in every way
These things count to mean
So much to me

Into my faith you and your baby
It’s out there
If you want me
I’ll be there
It’s out there

I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you
And there’s no other place that I’d lay down
I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you
My face

It’s out there
If you want me, I’ll be there
I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you
And there’s no other place
That I’d lay down my face
I’ll be dreaming my dreams with you

Yeat’s Grave

Silenced by death in the grave
WB Yeats couldn’t save
Why did you stand here
Were you sickened in time
But I know by now
Why did you sit here ?
In the grave

W.B. Yeats  Second

Why should I blame her,
That she filled my days
With misery or that she would of late*
Have taught to ignorant men violent ways
Or hurled the little streets upon the great*
Had they but courage
Equal to desire

Sad that Moud Gonne couldn’t stay
But she had Mac Bride anyway
And you sit here with me
On the isle Mistree

And your writing down everything
But I know by now
Why did you sit here
In the grave...

Why should I blame her
Had they but courage equal to desire

Daffodil Lament

Holding on that’s what I do
Since I met you
And it won’t be long, would you notice
If I left you
And it’s fine for some
Cause you’re not the one

All night long I laid on my pillow
These things are wrong
I can’t sleep here
So lovely, so lovely

I have decided to leave you forever
I have decided to start things from here
Thunder and lightning won’t change
What I’m feeling
And the daffodil look lovely today

Oh in your eyes I can see the disguise
Oh in your eyes I can see the dismay
Has anyone seen lightning
Has anyone looked lovely

And the daffodils looked lovely today
Looked lovely

No Need To Argue

There’s no need to argue anymore
I gave all I could
But it left me so sore
And the thing that makes me mad
Is the one thing that I had

I knew, I knew, I’d lose you
You’ll always be special to me

And I remember all the things we once shared
Watching TV movies on the living room armchair

But they say it will work out fine
Was it all a waste of time
Cause I knew, I knew, I’d lose you

You’ll always be special to me

Will I forget in time
You said I was on your mind
There’s no need to argue
No need to argue anymore
There’s no need to argue anymore
Special

 

Bonus Tracks:

Away

Turn away, turn away
From me, from me
And I pray, yes I pray
For thee, for thee, for thee...

Another world
Wrapped up inside another place
And I hope, and I pray
That the pain goes away
Yes I pray, yes I pray, yes I pray

Turn away, turn away
From me, from me
And I pray, yes I pray
For thee, for thee, for thee...

Turn away, turn away
From me, from me
And I pray, yes I pray
For thee, for thee, for thee...

I Don't Need

The world is consuming me
And I don't feel so happy here today
On and on, and I don't feel
And I used to be a baby in my day

So where is the one that you loved
Did she hold you happy next to her
And your head hangs lightly
And every slighlty, they're drunk tonight
They're drunk tonight again

I don't need to see you
No no, no no now, now, now
I don't need to see you
Now no, no no no

My head it is hanging now
And my eyes are wrong
They're ground, they're ground, they're ground
And everyone's so patronize
And I don't see when the real thing comes around

So where is your mother now
Did she hold you happy next to her
And your head hangs lightly
And everyone slighlty, drunk tonight
They're drunk tonight again

I don't need to see you
No no, no no now, now, now
I don't need to see you
Now no, no no no

And now we're done today
Now we're done today
Now, now
Now we're done today
Now, now
Now we're done today

(They Long To Be) Close To You

Why do birds suddenly appear
Everytime you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

Why do stars fall off from the sky
Everytime you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

On the day that you were born
The angels got together
They decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair
And put a starlight in your eyes so blue

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you, all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

So Cold In Ireland

Here is a story
Of hope and of glory.
He's eighteen years old
And well I fell in love.
But after that,
Where have you gone, from me?
The one that I loved endlessly.

We used to have a life,
But now it's all gone.

Mystify...

Does it have to be so cold in Ireland?
Does it have to be so cold in Ireland, for me?

Are they ready for me?

Where have you gone, from me?
The one that I loved endlessly.
We were to have a child.
Yesterday's gone.
Well I knew the time would come.
When I'd have to leave.
Go on.
Look what they've done to me.
They've taken my hand...
And it's killing me.
Killing me, killing me, killing me!

Does it have to be so cold in Ireland?
Does it have to be so cold in Ireland, for me?
Are they ready for me?

But I'm afraid I'm returning to Ireland.
I'm afraid I'm returning to Ireland.
I see, that there is nothing for me.

There is nothing for me.