The Mainland

by Pollyanna

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released February 18, 2013

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Track Name: Real Life (free download)
I’m not a book, I’m just looking for meanings
I’m not a painting, trying to colour up my life
I’m not a song, I just want to speak my mind
I’m not a movie, starving to look dark and sexy

Don’t take my pain for a piece of art, I’m moving on
Don’t take my hunger for desire, I’m moving on
Because I want a real life

I covered the pages of a lifelong diary
With all the little things that I wished for you and me
Our best friends at my birthday party
Your arms that made me feel both so loved and free

Don’t take my pain for a piece of art, I’m moving on
Don’t take my hunger for desire, I’m moving on
We’re all fighting the same battle, equally noble
Trying to stand on a slippery ground
Track Name: Brighton
Wouldn't it be fun to end it all, up in Brighton?
Never take the train back home
Never wait for you for hours at the station
Slowly guessing you would finally not come

Wasn't it much nicer when we took boats
We had time to think, then, sliding on the water
It's hard to realise the sea is shallow there
We would sail our hearts up until they broke against the shore

Wouldn't it be fun to end it all, up in Brighton?
Here exactly where I don't belong
I can feel the privilege of being a stranger
Ignoring all the dramas that shaped this town

End a life in the Marina, start over on Saint-James
And talk all night of battered things and rock widows
Gazing at the forming clouds, it suddenly gets dark
A mighty cathedral above the amusement park
Track Name: My Favourite Song
I turn on the stereo
I play my favourite song
It's funny how it sounds the same
Funny how it hasn't changed at all
Since you left
With all the shatters and breaks
Now I'm just proud to stand here
And hum to this song
So Bonnie still beats the drums
And sings of an impossible love
I close my eyes, I know it's over
I pretend I'm just two months younger
As I haven't met you
I'm haunting a fading town
I'm lonely like a hunter
Lonely but strong

Outside, spring is blooming, ivy leaves are breathing in
And here we are, and it's a mystery
I hope that sparrows don't mock me
I know they're like people out there
They don't know and they don't care
And hopefully, summer will let me
Sing with them and dance again
Because it is somehow relieving
That some things are left untouched,
Unshattered, uncorrupted
By your will to disappear
Track Name: Bruxelles
As I walk along the wall
And you're on the other side
I can feel you and I can hear you
You're just out of sight

They say that it can't be
That you're gone, no one can change it
But I don't mind if it sounds crazy
Because reason can't help a broken heart

All these nights with you
When I go to sleep
You can't take them away
You can't take them away from me

So go, leave, I don't care
I'll follow you everywhere
To the secret place you chose
The other side of a concrete wall

It's not thicker than a cotton sheet
Not higher than a fist
Oh now I'm ready to fight
Not to let you go

So you can leave, I don't care
I'll follow you everywhere
Now I can see with my eyes closed
The other side of the concrete wall
Track Name: Old Rockers
They come from a time
When youth was young
When hope was easy
And revolution not gone
Beware! Old rockers are coming back
They're not even close to giving anything up

Their shining guitars, their glittering suits
Their teenage girlfriends and curly haircuts
Beware! Old rockers are coming back
And I'm not even sure they ever left at all

Standing on the tube walls, two meters high
They'll never clear the stage before they die
And you'll be too old then, already too old
I tell you their grandkids are ready to take it on

So all you can do is sing for yourself
In your room, sitting on your bed
It makes you feel better but it's just a selfish design
That's not much but it helps kill some time
Before time kills you, it helps kill some time