We Thrive On Big Cities

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released October 6, 2006

All songs by Michael Moloney

Produced by Director and Stefano Soffia

Except Reconnect produced by Director and Gareth Mannix.

Mixed by Tom Elmhirst.

Assistant engineers: Rowen Rossiter, Matt Paul and Lucy Polden.

Recorded at Grouse Lodge Studios, Westmeath; Apollo and Sun Studios, Dublin; and Metropolis, London.

Additional mixing on Standing In My Way by Stefano Soffia.

Mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering.

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Track Name: Easy To Me
You don't like the pressure of my calls
It comes so easy to me
Easy to me
And you don't like to see your heroes fall
It comes so easy to me
Easy to me

Make me drop my number, let me know
If you're uneasy with me
Easy with me
'Cause you don't like the pressure of my calls
It comes so easy to me
Easy to me

Make me drop my number, let me know
If you're uneasy with me
Easy with me
'Cause you don't like the pressure of my calls
It comes so...
You don't like the pressure of my calls
It comes so...
You don't like the pressure of my calls
It comes so...
Easy to me
Easy to me
Track Name: Standing In My Way
Sex formed of a meet named stranger
What am I gonna do about you?

You're the only one
Standing in my way
You're the only one
Standing in my way

And if you see my wife
Please tell her that I'm on my way and
Don't be so unkind,
'Cause if she's willing
I'll be on my way to you.

Sex formed of a meet named stranger
What was I to do?
I was happy enough with you
Sex formed of a meet named stranger
What am I gonna do about you?

You're the only one
Standing in my way
You're the only one
Standing in my way

And if you see my wife
Please tell her that I'm on my way and
Don't be so unkind,
'Cause if she's willing
I'll be on my way to you.
Track Name: Reconnect
I'm tired of sitting 'round the house
I'm tired of doing well without
I want to reconnect with you
I'm tracing patterns on the wall
Where I'm projecting a phone call
That I had yesterday with you.

And I forget just what I meant
When I said whatever I said
That wasn't me that was just talking
And I'll admit that from the start
I was alone you stole my heart
That was as far as I could see

Sweet-talking gets me of the hook
Returns the liberties I took
And all you have to say is fine
And I'll continue as I do
I look to everything but you
I am assuming you are mine

My memory's playing 'round the clock
Your voice is telling me to stop
My hands are working by themselves
My brain is dead, my heart is cold
I'm shaking, fear is taking hold
But I am feeling something else.

There's something running down my face
My things are lying 'round the place
I want to reconnect with you.
I'm tracing pictures on the wall
I wonder why you haven't called
I want to reconnect with you

I want to reconnect with you
I want to reconnect with you
I want to reconnect with you
I want to reconnect with you
I want to reconnect with you
I want to reconnect with you
Track Name: I Only Realise
I only realise now
She was drunk both times
Is she the kind of girl
To whom it don’t mean a thing
Am I to understand
That’s the way you are
Am I to understand
We’ll only get so far

Am I so happy now it’s all I thought it would be
For the moment little brown eyes open for
No, I don’t remember the last one.
No, I won’t remember you.

I only realise now
That it's not my fault
If it's the kind of world
In which it don't mean a thing
And I don't think that I
Will get dressed tonight
There's just a sense that I
Finally have it right

Am I so happy now it's all I thought it would be
For the moment little brown eyes open for
No, I don't remember the last one.
No, I won't remember you.

Am I so happy now it's all I thought it would be
For the moment little brown eyes open for
No, I don't remember the last one.
No, I won't remember you.
Track Name: She's Saying Things
She’s the kind of girl you know
Who likes to keep account of what she owes
And I would try to let her out
But I can hear her when she’s not around
And she’s saying things about my hair
She’s saying things about my hair

She is wondering why the guys don’t know
Why she’s afraid of what she owes
She is only learning of a different kind of love

He’s the only man you love
He’s the only man you’re thinking of
He’d never try to make a deal
The kind of love that you don’t have to feel
But she’s leaving him now she’s grown
She’s leaving him now she’s grown
And I’m saying all the right things
I’m saying all the right things

She is feeling like she’ll owe her man
A willful taste of all she is
She thinks she’s only learning of
A different kind of love

So maybe she can be the man
Get the money any way she can
I’ll wait in the house alone
Give her what she needs when she comes home
But I’m just as blind as the rest
I’m just as blind as the rest
Cause she’s saying things about my hair
She’s saying things about my hair

She is feeling like she’ll owe the world
To anyone who’ll take her in
She thinks she’s only learning of a different kind of love

She is wondering why the guys don’t know
Why she’s afraid of what she owes
She is only learning of a different kind of love
Track Name: Leave It To Me
Take it from me
There's a better way
Try it and see
If you can get away
Only wanting someone there to believe in.

Taking it in
As you're hangin' 'round
Pressure begins
As I'm coming down
What I need is someone there to relieve it.

So, Leave it to me,
Yeah, leave it to me
Yeah, leave it before you reach for the old compartment
I know it for sure
So show me no more
I've seen it before
This school for the open-hearted
Let's get started
Leave it, Leave it,
Leave it, Leave it.

Checking it out
Like a guarantee
Taking it down
Like for you and me
Don't believe that what you get isn't with it

Letting it go
Like it was twenty-five
Hours ago
And I'm still alive
What I've done is what you need to begin with

So, Leave it to me,
Yeah, leave it to me
Yeah, leave it before you reach for the old compartment
I know it for sure
So show me no more
I've seen it before
This school for the open-hearted
Let's get started
Leave it, Leave it,
Leave it, Leave it.

So, Leave it to me,
Yeah, leave it to me
Yeah, leave it before you reach for the old compartment
I know it for sure
So show me no more
I've seen it before
This school for the open-hearted
Let's get started
Leave it, Leave it,
Leave it, Leave it.
Track Name: Come With A Friend
Come with a friend
It's a logical thing
Where on earth have you been
Listening in
Things people say
You'll forget about them
Such a typical end
It's all about him

So, Don't you want to?
Don't you want to
Be hung like a superstar
Be happier where you are
And lie awake
Lie awake
Don't you want to?
Don't you want to
Be hung like a superstar
Be happier where you are
And lie awake

Telling me things
Things she wants me to know
Makes me go-go-go-go
I'm ready to leave
So, here's a new thing
Tiny, easy to use
I was thinking of you
Thinking of you

So, Don't you want to?
Don't you want to
Be hung like a superstar
Be happier where you are
And lie awake
Lie awake
Don't you want to?
Don't you want to
Don't you want to
Don't you want to
Don't you want to
Don't you want to
Let it go, Let it goooooooo
Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

So, Don't you want to?
Don't you want to
Be hung like a superstar
Be happier where you are
And lie awake
Lie awake
Don't you want to?
Don't you want to
Be hung like a superstar
Be happier where you are
And lie awake
Track Name: Big Cities
We thrive on big cities
Love Vidis
We make it out sailing
Arms flailing
Hand in hand
It's all we try to understand

We've got a lot riding
Insiding
We thrive on big cities
Love videos
That show the open road
It's all we know

We thrive on big cities
Love Vidis
We make it out sailing
Arms flailing
Hand in hand
It's all we try to understand
Track Name: Can You Take It
Can you take it?
Can you take it all in
Does it not look right
Does it not fit in?
That's where I find myself today
Afraid of what I'll throw away

Don't drink a beer
Don't stay in bed
You've got to help yourself
You've got to help yourself
Your filling time
Is running out
You've got to help yourself
You've got to help yourself

Can you take it?
Can you take it away
Does it not feel right
Is it not ok?
I guess the plan I had was right
I won't be coming home tonight

Don't drink a beer
Don't stay in bed
You've got to help yourself
You've got to help yourself
Your filling time
Is running out
You've got to help yourself
You've got to help yourself

Because of what's projected
Down across the years
I feel as expected
But it's not too late
It's not as bad as that

Don't stay in bed
You've got to help yourself
You've got to help yourself
Your filling time
Is running out
You've got to help yourself
You've got to help yourself
Track Name: Never Know
You'd spend
Another evening
Another morning
In the same vein
You'd let
Me overtake you
We'd have a great time
Holding it in and,

Letting it out, letting it out
Letting it out, letting it out

But I'll never know where I went wrong
If you go away
So give me something
Give me one thing
There must be something I can say

You know
That if you're lonely
That I am only
Just a call away
Call on
'Cause I'm awaiting
Some overtaking
While we still feel young,

Meeting in time, meeting in time
Meeting in time, meeting in time

But I'll never know where I went wrong
If you go away
So give me something
Give me one thing
There must be something I can say

I guess now
That things are different
I hear you're moving
In the new year
I guess you
Won't overtake me
So I'll just freewheel
To the finish line,

Riding it out, riding it out
Riding it out, riding it out

But I'll never know where I went wrong
If you go away
So give me something
Give me one thing
There must be something I can say