Praying Mantis

Throwing Shapes tracks

Lyrics

1. BACK STREET LOVERS

We meet alone, down by the bay
Underneath the bridge by the Lucky Cafe
She's never late, she's always on time
That little lovely girl, lover of mine
We can't be seen in the light of day
So we rendezvous and speed away
'Cause we're...

Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Hiding in the shadows
Hope no one discovers that we're
Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Trying to stay ahead of the game

I never tell her the way that I feel
Still, she'll understand me, we both know it's real
It's not a phase that we're both going through
It's something strong and we can't just refuse
We can't be seen walking hand in hand
So we see each other when we can
'Cause we're...

Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Hiding in the shadows
I hope no one discovers that we're
Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Trying to stay ahead of the game
Oh yeah...

Hi... I need you
Oh, don't go back, stay here...

Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Hiding in the shadows
Hope no one discovers that we're
Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Hiding in the shadows
I hope no one discovers that we're
Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Hiding in the shadows
I hope no one discovers that we're
Backstreet, backstreet lovers
Trying to stay ahead of the game
Ahead of the game




2. GIMME SOMETHING

Prepare to win your heart
And I soon know where to start
Gonna give you what you need
Call it a kind of education
Prepare me with your love
And have faith in the Lord above
It's gonna take a little time
Take a little dedication

Well tell me the reason you don't understand
When the answer you're looking for
Is right here in your hand

Gimme something I'm dreaming of (gimme love)
Gimme something to show your love (gimme feeling)
I want to tell you, tell you what you mean to me
Gimme something we can share (gimme love)
Gimme something, it's only fair (gimme feeling)
I'm never gonna, never gonna set you free, no

Gimme one more clue
And I'll know just what to do
Don't you keep me hanging on
I need a little reaction
And don't, don't you cry
'Cause we can always give it one more try
Gonna keep on trying
'Til I see some satisfaction

Well tell me the reason you don't understand
When the answer you're looking for
Is right here in your hand

Gimme something I'm dreaming of (gimme love)
Gimme something to show your love (gimme feeling)
I want to tell you, tell you what you mean to me
Gimme something we can share (gimme love)
Gimme something, it's only fair (gimme feeling)
I'm never gonna, never gonna set you free, no

Well tell me the reason you don't understand
When the answer you're looking for
Is right here in your hand

Gimme something I'm dreaming of (gimme love)
Gimme something to show your love (gimme feeling)
I want to tell you, tell you what you mean to me
Gimme something we can share (gimme love)
Gimme something, it's only fair (gimme feeling)
I'm never gonna, never gonna set you free, no

Gimme something I'm dreaming of (gimme love)
Gimme something to show your love (gimme feeling)
I want to tell you, tell you what you mean to me
Gimme something we can share (gimme love)
Gimme something, it's only fair (gimme feeling)
I'm never gonna, never gonna set you free, no

Gimme something, but don't keep me hanging on
Gimme some reaction
Gimme some, some satisfaction...




3. EVEN IF IT TAKES

Waiting by the window
See a vision of your face
Memories of that summer dream
It's time to change your pace
A promise made, the two of us
The chance to meet again
It always seems to hurt so bad
Thinking about the time we had
Oh, will it ever be the same
I only have myself to blame

So even if it takes another week
Even if it takes another day
Though you are a thousand miles away
My eyes still see you
Even if it takes a little time
That'll be enough to make you mine
Can't you see my heart is on the line

Sitting at the table
Where we watch the world go by
Waiting for that moment
When you turn and catch my eye
And it all seems so distant now
But I won't let it end
I know we'll make it in the end
Now that you're gone I just can't bear it
Look at me, baby, I'm going on
I have to laugh and laugh and oh...

So even if it takes another week
Even if it takes another day
Though you are a thousand miles away
My eyes still see you
Even if it takes a little time
That'll be enough to make you mine
Can't you see my heart is on the line

So even if it takes another week
Even if it takes another day
Though you are a thousand miles away
My eyes still see you
Even if it takes a little time
That'll be enough to make you mine
Can't you see my heart is on the line

So even if it takes another week
Even if it takes another day
Though you are a thousand miles away
My eyes still see you
Even if it takes a little time
That'll be enough to make you mine
Can't you see my heart is on the line

Am I just wasting time




4. GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANGE

You told me that you'd wait for me
How things would never change
Don't you know I've heard that all before
To walk into an empty room
With the smile of your perfume
Might as well just turn around, walk out the door

If it takes another year
You know I'll still be waiting here
Right now that's the best that I can do

So give me one more chance to love you
Don't you know that I really care
Give me one more chance to hold you
Can't you see that it's only fair

Was it something that I said
Or was it something that you read
Believe me, I would never lie to you

If it takes another year
You know I'll still be waiting here
Right now that's the best that I can do

So give me one more chance to love you
Don't you know that I really care
Give me one more chance to hold you
Can't you see that it's only fair




5. NEVER SAY NO

I still remember just like yesterday
Growing up too fast
And those mistakes that I often made
My best intentions
They were all against the grain
Well I'm trying so hard
Just to make that passing grade
But I'm older now
Wiser for the things they used to say

They said
Never say no
If you don't understand
Live for the moment
Give it all, give it all you can
Never say no
If you feel that it's right
'Cos anything worth the wait
Is worth the fight

Harboured feelings can knot you up inside
Where only dreams
And some old memories can survive
Lock up your troubles
No need to live that way
I'm here to tell you
Of the heartache you can save
'Cos I'm older now
Wiser for the tricks they used to play

They said
Never say no
If you don't understand
Live for the moment
Give it all, give it all you can
Never say no
If you feel that it's right
'Cos anything worth the wait
Is worth the fight




6. ROMANCER

Like a thief in the night
Well you know what it's like
He will steal your heart away
Like a knock on the door
'Cos you've heard it before
He won't leave it for another day

Watching him make his move
Seeing his confidence grow
He's charming all the girls
He's just a dance floor gigolo

Romancer (Romancer) he's a midnight chancer
No answer (No answer) who are you behind the mask

He will tell you the score
And then he'll promise you more
Than a night of paradise
Then you're out on your own
He won't take you back home
You've got a man who wants no ties

Watching him make his move
Seeing his confidence grow
He's charming all the girls
He's just a dance floor gigolo

Romancer (Romancer) he's a midnight chancer
No answer (No answer) who are you behind the mask

Romancer (Romancer) he's a midnight chancer
No answer (No answer) who are you behind the mask

Romancer (Romancer) he's a midnight chancer
No answer (No answer) to the question that you ask
Who are you behind the mask

Romancer (Romancer) he's a midnight chancer
Romancer (Romancer) he's a midnight chancer




7. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

I gave you a chance
But you blew it away
You knew all the rules
But not how to play
You win you lose
You're playing the game
But this time you feel no pain

You are what you are
There's no changing you
I've done all I can
What more can I do

Enough is enough, enough is enough
'Cos you just ain't using me
I'm finding it hard to stay on my guard
But a fool I'll never be

You talk of the good times
But that was before
Can't you see that this poem doesn't rhyme any more
What we had lies buried and gone
There's no use in changing
The words of this song

It's written in your eyes
A look you cannot disguise
Don't try to pick up the piece
They've fallen just too many times
Your last page has run out of lines

Enough is enough, enough is enough
'Cos you just ain't using me
I'm finding it hard to stay on my guard
But a fool I'll never be

Now you've taken the wrong street
In a town that you don't know
Now you're lost with no way back home
That's the end

Enough is enough, enough is enough
'Cos you just ain't using me
I'm finding it hard to stay on my guard
But a fool I'll never be

Enough is enough, enough is enough
'Cos you just ain't using me
I'm finding it hard to stay on my guard
But a fool I'll never be

Enough is enough
Well there's no changing you
Enough is enough, enough is enough




8. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

Life has its secrets, the young and the old
A mixture of nations are going to go
Once you're preparing the sweat and the strain
Of all the contenders who would remain
Get down on your mark, you're ready to start
With a bittersweet tension that pumps through your heart
All at the ready, it's clear on the field
The crowds are all waiting, it's kill or be killed

Run... well, time ain't waiting
Run... there'll be no hesitating
Run... well, you know you've got to make it
You've got to run for your life
Run... well, time ain't waiting
Run... there'll be no hesitating
Run... well, you know you've got to make it
You've got to go, run for your life

You're going for glory, the wind at your side
Forsaking endurance to lengthen your stride
The last quarter-mile, it could bring you success
Or make or break you, be one of the best
Well, if you give all, there's so much more
You know you can break down all the doors
Can you see the end in sight
You've got a chance to win the fight

Run... well, time ain't waiting
Run... there'll be no hesitating
Run... well, you know you've got to make it
You've got to run for your life
Run... well, time ain't waiting
Run... there'll be no hesitating
Run... well, you know you've got to make it
You've got to go, run for your life

Run... well, time ain't waiting
Run... there'll be no hesitating
Run... well, you know you've got to make it
You've got to run for your life
Run... well, time ain't waiting
Run... there'll be no hesitating
Run... well, you know you've got to make it
You've got to go, run for your life

Go on, run for your life
You've got to run for your life




9. SO TIRED

People gossip 'bout the way that I live
They're only wasting time
If there was only something better to give
You know that I'd give them mine
Nothing worth taking
And so much to lose
My mind is now aching
From paying my dues

So tired
Gotta get my head down
So tired
Hoping that you'll come around
So tired
I've gotta get my head down
'Cos I'm so tired
Hoping that you'll come around

My mind is winding up, I'm losing control
Find a way to turn
But now it seems I've got nowhere to go
Nothing left to learn
I feel like I'm running
Keeping it low
So there's no use in coming
'Cos I'll never show

So tired
Gotta get my head down
So tired
Hoping that you'll come around
So tired
I've gotta get my head down
'Cos I'm so tired
Hoping that you'll come around

So tired
Gotta get my head down
So tired
Hoping that you'll come around
So tired
I've gotta get my head down
'Cos I'm so tired
Hoping that you'll come around

So tired
Gotta get my head down
So tired
Hoping that you'll come around
So tired
I've gotta get my head down
'Cos I'm so tired
Hoping that you'll come around