Doing Right, Wrong

by Merry Eiffel Tower High

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Released 2nd July 2010. The 5th (free) release from Merry Eiffel Tower High aka 23 year old Jordan Ordinary. Recorded in Dublin, Ireland by Jessica Murphy. Also featuring Ben Gilchrist of folk funsters Boat To Row and Bronze Medals on electric guitar.

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released July 2, 2010

Written and performed by Jordan Ordinary.

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Merry Eiffel Tower High London, UK

I've been in a lot of bands, 12 to be precise.
This is just something I do for myself to get stuff out.
If you like it you like it, if you don't you don't, it's no worries.
I've been doing this for 11 years it ain't no bother.
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Track Name: Minus 40 Winks
All I want is sleep
all I need is a good rest
but routines a god damn mess
my blood feels unclean
my hands they look older
my bones they feel colder

At night my heart it betrays me
I feel it scratching lines on my chest

I feel dead in this city
I feel lost in this city
I feel small in this city
at night

There's a never ending cycle
running circles in my head
and pretty soon I will be forced to make my bed

I'm a self made man
I'm king of castle built on giving up
drugged on the benefits of sleep
and more sleep
sleep is chance to dream
but waking up it wipes clean
and time takes over

All I hear is noise
the buildings don't talk straight
their lines feel an inch miss-placed
every step feels a void
till the pavement gets colder
the cracks open wider
till I
get lost in translation
every single word i lose breaks my teeth

I feel dead in this body
I feel lost in this body
I feel small in this body
at night

There's a never ending cycle
running circles in my head
and pretty soon I will be forced to make my bed
There's a reaccuring rut
that grinds my bones and boils my blood
but pretty soon I will be forced
to grow up

All I want is sleep
Track Name: Laid To Bed
I've been punished for throwing fists
it's self defence that started this
I'm due back in a little while to plead my case
and I've been nursing injuries
as well as all the bad things I ever did
they're all put on trial for man and God to...

Sea meets land
where blue meets black
I'm done

I'm not allowed to open mouth
because living with myself
it's a living hell
it's a prison guard who beats me every day
if I don't learn to colour in the lines
how amIi ever meant to make it out alive?
I've got things to do that involve me being...

Three times a day I take these pills
they're made of penicillin
part despair
part guilt

I've got simple things
No one knows
where all my simple things will go
and I've got simple things
I've never said where all is simply laid to bed
I long for simple things
like penicillin pills

I've got a freind who resides in me
but he only ever speaks up as my enemy
he's got a wicked way
oh I think he wants me...

Gone are the days where I could sleep
they're tired and beaten
pushed away from me
and I've got

Ugly thoughts that fill me head
and match the way I feel instead
and I've got ugly words
that leave my mouth
and leave me feeling nothing else

I long for simple things like penicillin pills
Track Name: Pushing Twenty Four
I've been drawing up these plans since I was 14
but everything I seem to do
just pushed the dust over
and now they're hard to read
I think I let these lines get faded
years of sun burnt through
and maybe I am jaded to what I could really do

Now I'm pushing 24 like there's a devil at my window
and Jesus Christ I think I've done it all so well
saying I've never really known that
every second counts
it made me who I am
and if it wasn't for the ghosts I know
well I don't think that

I'd be living well
living hand to mouth
knowing now that I know
nothing at all

Even though I seem to stay the same
you're missing subtle hints of change
I think Dublin moved me
and even though I'll always be
the boy who finds it hard to fall asleep
my restless soul reminds me
to never sit still and never close my eyes
Track Name: Tell
I wanna tell you how you make me feel I
can be a better man
How you've given my life purpose
I wanna do the best I can

Do you know your voice is intricately designed
for making me feel good
and your lips and eyes are perfectly aligned
just like an angles should

Do you know that

The Earth will move whether we do too
and the sky will always stay the same blue
the sun will burn and time will still go on
but I can't with out you

Well sometimes I think I've got it all too good
this is going all too well
that somebody up there will see the mistake
and send me back to hell

So if I've only got a small amount of time
well you deserve to know
that you have made a dying tree like me
bloom and grow

Do you know that

The Earth will move whether we do too
and the sky will always stay the same blue
the sun will burn and time will still go on
but I can't with out you

I can't go on
I'm not me on my own
I could live and pass through days half alive
But I know it's oly pointless
if life's led through sadness
Oh I'm glad that I'm not alone
Track Name: Bigger Things
I'm holding on for something
I'm meant for bigger things
a coward I've become
I feel like I've done nothing

Now the days they seem to pass
with out a second thought or glance
for what we do

I feel something growing
It's jealousy for the friends I've known all my life
because they're doing what i wished I was
and it cuts me like the sharpest knife
in the drawer next to where I left my spine
and the crumpled up paper
that's only there to remind me

The days will always pass
without a second thought or glance
for what I do
Track Name: Hats Movely
Lets sing a song for everything that's about to come our way
Keep pumping blood through ventricles to tissue and we'll be ok
'I saw water, I saw water' lets pull this from our lungs
and coming summer sleep in one number
everyone we meet we fill with jealousy

I've got an ache for all the things that I've planned but yet to do
I'll see past bad days where boredom comes in first place
just to get to you
Hands and new skin
planes and drinking
nerves are laid open
shirts and late nights breathe through daylight
who needs to feel the sun when we've got beds to mess?

Oh England can cry when I say goodbye
I've got a better place to be
and though the air is the same and the weathers not great
there's a heart on reserve for me

I'll hold my breathe till my lungs turn blue and I'm struggling to see
and when I'm lying on your floor dying it's the kiss of life for me
lips taste so sweet makes my heart beat
I long for one more taste
and if it kills me well I'll die happy
because everyone we meet we fill with jealousy

Oh England can cry when I say goodbye
I've got a better place to be
and though the air is the same and the weathers not great
there's a heart on reserve for me