WHAT MAKES A LOSER?

Lets have a discussion John
I won’t take up too much of your time
I cant bear to be around people
who don’t share the same perspective as I

They got a problem with alcohol
and get funny that i don’t drink
Trying too force drinks down me,
‘*when they know I don’t drink’
and I tell them every single time

I get the feeling John
that they’re throwing there lives away
and every time we talk about it
your answer stays the same

You’ll say “Crotti…’

What makes a Loser?
getting drunk, with some friends?
you spend all your time working
and as a result, everyones a loser in your eyes

Why is everyone flakey?
they can’t put away a date
then they claim they want to see me
but they got too much on their plate

Then ill see on their stories
they’re high of their fucking face
they'd rather be doing cocaine
then to see my face

I get the feeling John
that they’re throwing there lives away
and every time we talk about it
your answer stays the same


What makes a Loser?
a bit of coke, in the bathroom?
you spend all your time working
and as a result, everyones a loser in your eyes

and they try so hard to get a girl
so they always hit the club (and fair enough)
but why would a girl be attracted to…
a fully grown man with a wolf tattoo?

What’s worse is a girl will fall for it
and let him take her home
and when they’re done make her leave
now there’s another girl all alone

and she’s thinking to herself…
why do I have a predisposition for fully grown men
and their shitty tattoos?
why can’t I find someone who loves me
commits to me more than a fucking tattoo.

I get the feeling John
that they’re throwing there lives away
and every time we talk about it
your answer stays the same

What makes a Loser?
chasing girls, on the weekend?
you spend all your time working
and as a result, everyones a loser in your eyes

Tell me how you feel John
if you think I’m being too harsh
I can’t bear to be around these people
we on a different path

then John says to me…

I been through a lot, met many people but never I’ve had such a friend like you
I want you to know that I could your back and I always support everything that you do
your ridiculous goals, incredible lows, ill be right by your side and I know that you know
But this loser shit: hey its getting bit much its hitting my nerves its over the top

because people they need some form of release
from traumatic pasts or shitty dads
They need an escape from reality
from a world that’s telling them who they should be

and what they should wear and what they should eat
and who they should fuck and books they should read.

So they look for release and find it in the things
like vodka, sex and ecstasy

But your stubborn as fuck Ill never get through,
you don’t understand because you don’t want to
But your stubborn as fuck Ill never get through,
you don’t understand because you don’t want to

I get the feeling Crotti
our lives will wither away
so put your fucking laptop down
come outside and play..


 The Fire Song

wet hair in my face
6am and your awake
I’m so lucky
so lucky

I rub my eyes
I’m up, ok
never known a girl to look your way
so early in the morning

9 O’clock I’m up I swear
you say it’s a good thing
that I got no hair
cause you ready, you’re ready.

you come up here, with them black high heels
take them off please
up in here with that fucking perfume
every little thing you do…

Girl, you’re on fire
you’re on fire
you’re on fire
you’re on fire

12 O’clock at your parents place
your dad doesn’t like me but it’s ok
he’s so scary
he owns a machette

and your mums always on about wedding rings
we both blush and bring up other things
but deep down
I kind of like it

you come up here, with them black high heels
take them off please
up in here with that fucking perfume
every little thing you do…

girl, you’re on fire
you’re on fire
you’re on fire
you’re on fire

3 and I’m stressing over little things
you will listen and say to me
don’t worry, Hakuna Matata

10 and y0ur begging me, don’t fall asleep
getting sassy if i don’t brush my teeth
but you know
I brushed them in the morning

warm in bed and I’m feeling so loved
thank you baby
but if you steal the blanket even one more fucking time
I’m going to go completely crazy

girl, you’re on fire
you’re on fire
you’re on fire
you’re on fire

those were the days but now their gone
it hurts knowing that you’ll move on
I wish I had
a little more time for you.

because you hit my life like a typhoon
then you went on your way
and if i never find my way back to you
there’s only one thing left to say. and that’s

Girl, you’re my fire
you’re my fire
you’re my fire
just know, you’re my fire

SLIP AWAY

when I first saw you 
thought you’ll do
I’m just fooling around
you had me head over heels

just know that I love you, my dear
I’m just feeling the pressure, in here
and I feel your slipping away

your smile brightened up my days
well, most days
because I said some mean things sometimes
just not thinking straight

just know that I love you, my dear
I’m just feeling the pressure, in here
and I feel your slipping away

stress at an all time high
took it out on you
we knew things had to change
but I couldn’t shake it away

so you sat me down on your kerb
and said boy listen here

you know that I love you, my dear
and you’re feeling life’s pressures, it’s clear
and all of me wants to stay
but I, I’m getting sadder each day
watching you slip away
a little more each day

you know that I love you, my dear
I was feeling life’s pressures, in here
and all of me wants you to stay
but I, I know I slipped away
I slipped away

Slipped away
don’t let me slip away
boy don’t slip away

 3/4 a Man

I got no money in my bank account
I’ll figure it out
my back is fucked I’m stressed I’m sore
I’m always in the dog house

should have told her I had feelings
but she figured it out
I never warned her I had issues
with my self doubt

and girl, these things don’t happen to a man
you got to know something, I don’t own a thing
I’m 3/4 a man why are you a fan?

I rolled down my window and
told a cyclist to fuck off
there was a million dollar bike lane on my left
he was being a toss

so I drove right by
gave him the bird with a victory honk
but then my car broke down
feeling like I lost

and girl, these things don’t happen to a man
you got to know something, I don’t own a thing
I’m 3/4 a man why are you a fan?

I’ll take you out on a date
because you’re looking fine
I said I’d buy you anything you like
even expensive wine

well the food was great
and I was hoping that you felt real spoilt
but you had to pay for it all
as they declined my cards

and girl, these things don’t happen to a man
you got to know something, I don’t own a thing
I’m 3/4 a man why are you a fan?

I showed the girl this song
and we had a laugh
she said i love it but I think you should add this next part
it should go…

Boy, those things don’t happen to a man
and it’s a shame, that you don’t own a thing
but you know, you’re my 3/4 man
baby I’m a fan
baby I’m a fan

 AAA PRETTY

you can’t find your feet
that’s not a metaphor
you just fall over objects a lot

but you do it so pretty
so so pretty
no matter what the others say
you’re still beautiful to me

and you love Allen Stone
a little more then me
but when you sing his songs
you always sing them off key

but you do it so pretty
so so pretty
no matter what the others say
you’re still beautiful to me

pretty girl just sitting there
you don’t have to kiss me I’m just loving your wild wild hair
you call me observant I’ll tell you what I see
I see a girl with her hand on my lap red cheeks
I’m calling your bluff because you’re blushing at me

If i tell you what I want
would you give me what I need?
I want a girl that wants more than a house and a baby
baggy tees and no make-up
two signs we won’t break up

chocolate strawberries anything you like girl
kiss you where you like girl, anywhere you like girl
chocolate strawberries anything you like girl
kiss you where you like girl, anywhere you like girl

you’re so beautiful to me

and when you get sad
you like to cry a lot
which I don’t like to see

and when you get sad
you like to eat a lot…

but you do it so pretty
so so pretty
no matter what the others say
you’re still beautiful to me

 B/Romance

empty roads and living things
check the places we’ve already been
blue skies on mountain sides
all discovered right by your side

I’m happy I’m here with you
I’m learning things I' never knew about you
are you happy you’re here with me?
because you’re making me smile and it’s easy to breathe

and people call it romance
they can call it what they like
you have always had my back girl
I call that love

cliff drops and salty winds
I felt the water in my beard on my skin
grab the map we got a while to go
before we’re home, home, home, home

I’m happy I’m here with you
I’m learning things I' never knew about you
are you happy you’re here with me?
because you’re making me smile and it’s easy to breathe

and people call it romance
they can call it what they like
you have always had my back girl
I call that love

I’m happy I’m here with you
I’m learning things I' never knew about you
are you happy you’re here with me?
because you’re making me smile and it’s easy to breathe

 FOOLISH BODY

Verse 1:
life goes on
so they say
I’ll keep, my head down 

Sitting with an empty gaze
thinking of what I’d say to you 

Bridge:
because I had no words when you were fading
I wish I spoke up to give your mind a haven
but now you’re gone I have some clarity, to you my love I’d say....

Chorus:
you’re still young don’t lose your ways
all Time does, is bring out the greys
tell your foolish body that I’d like a word
If you mess with my wife, you’ll feel my burn
because I’m your man and I’m feeling hurt
I had so much time left to give to you 

Verse 2:
life goes on
so they say
I’ll keep, my head down 

Sitting with an empty gaze
thinking of what I’d say to you 

Bridge:

Im glad we got to see the world
now I’ll go back and relive it all
and I’ll keep your picture here with me
together we will see 

Alternative Chorus:

New York lights or maybe Uluru
the big Black Sea or back to Kathmandu.
and I know you won’t be next to me
but I’ll find comfort in our memories 

all the streets, the rivers and those little towns
I might meet a singer in an empty bar.
and I’ll tell our story it might set him free
or make him really fucking sad for weeks 

because I’m your man and I’m feeling hurt 
I had so much time left to give to you.

Chorus:
you’re still young don’t lose your ways
see the ticking clock well it just brings greys
so tell your foolish mind that I’d like a word
make sad my man oh you’ll feel my burn
because I’m your lady please don’t be hurt
know I’m glad for the time that I had with you

Verse 3:
life goes on
so they say
I’ll keep my eyes on you dear.

Bridge:
you had no words when I was fading
but the touch of your hand provided me a haven 
but now I’m gone you need to listen clear
to you my love id say

Chorus:
you’re still young don’t lose your ways
see the ticking clock well it just brings greys
so tell your foolish mind that I’d like a word
make sad my man oh you’ll feel my burn
because I’m your lady please don’t be hurt
know I’m glad for the time that I had with you

FInal Chorus:
you’re still young don’t lose your ways
all time does, is bring out the greys
tell your foolish body that I’d like a word
If you mess with my wife, you’ll feel my burn
because I’m your man and I’m feeling hurt
but I’m glad for the time that I had with you.

Lanterns

wet floors and sandy sheets, cream walls and headaches
you couldn’t breathe, we had to beat the tears
so I got out my magic cards and showed you some tricks
I wanted you to see me strong
turns out I’m not tarzan, just an ordinary man

so we'll leave it at beautiful
now our lanterns gone up in the sky
it had some holes it swayed side to side
for a minute we thought that it would catch alight
it doesn’t have to be so sad
when I look back on these years they were the best I ever had
Girl, you’re the best I ever had

my pedigree, it scares you
you got a bag of love but you’re waiting
when I looked into your eyes
I saw defeat for the first time
but you’d always been so strong
yeah you’d always been the one
Maybe its my time to go and your time to shine
and our time to move on

so we'll leave it at beautiful
now our lanterns gone up in the sky
it had some holes it swayed side to side
for a minute we thought that it would catch alight
it doesn’t have to be so sad
when I look back on these years they were the best I ever had
Girl, you’re the best I ever had

so we'll leave it at beautiful
now our lanterns gone up in the sky
it had some holes it swayed side to side
for a minute we thought that it would catch alight
it doesn’t have to be so sad
when I look back on these years they were the best I ever had
Girl, you’re the best I ever had
 

 Tinder

last night I got drunk and I downloaded tinder, swipe right, swipe right
and all the pretty girls never hit me back, oh well
at least you’re out of my life

you told me I was soft
I blame it on your lack of independence
just sponging off you parents
you said you needed someone strong
just don’t get confused with me being nice

by the sounds of it you need a bad boy
a man who’s got tats who reacts and hits back
well I guess I’ll never see you again
I’d like to thank you for the nice times that we shared but…

last night I got drunk and I downloaded tinder, swipe right, swipe right
and all the pretty girls never hit me back, oh well
at least you’re out of my life

I was always there knocking at your door
I was always there knocking at your door
I was always there knocking at your door
I was always there just trying to make sure

you made it out as if I had little intelligence
just because I don’t have a degree I’m not an idiot
don’t get me started on your political educate
or your lack of understanding for our cultural differences

you compared me to you ex
saying ‘his got a business’ and his 21
the same ex that was having sex with another girl, texting another girl

last night I got drunk and I downloaded tinder, swipe right, swipe right
and all the pretty girls never hit me back, oh well
at least you’re out of my life

I was always there knocking at your door
I was always there knocking at your door
I was always there knocking at your door
I was always there just trying to make sure

If I had a picture with a G wagon I bet you’d swipe right then
or if I had a picture with a puppy would you want to be my friend?
which one are you 6 girls in your picture well played
doesn’t matter I was going to swipe right anyway

last night I got drunk and I downloaded tinder, swipe right, swipe right
and all the pretty girls never hit me back, oh well
at least you’re out of my life

 Feeling Old

the storm is strong
baby you could die
so you just look at it
from your window

then you tell yourself
you deserve better
but you hide inside
scared of the weather
life’s too short

and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old
and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old

and all your dreams
their lacking execution
your 27 this year
and your busy doing lines
at your mates place

then you tell yourself
you deserve better
but your nose is white
you’re high like a feather
life’s too short

and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old
and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old

you’re standing there
you wonder if you’ll ever
do the things
you said you might do
yeah you say…

I’ll do that one day

but then you tell yourself
you deserve better
but your standing there
staring at the fridge sticker
life’s too short

and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old
and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old

the storm is strong
baby you could die
so you just look at it
from your window

then you tell yourself
you deserve better
but you hide inside
scared of the weather
life’s too short

and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old
and now you’re feeling old
feeling old, feeling old



 Grow

grow, little boy grow
pull yourself up strong
grow little boy grow
I’v been here all along

remember to open her door
hold her close like no man
has ever done before
if she gets cold, take off your coat
you may shiver in the rain
but you’ll know she’s warm

and if you take your time
you may find a place
you’ve never been before
but you know you’ve changed
so please don’t rush, just take it slow
listen to your heart
and I’ll watch you..

grow, little boy grow
pull yourself up strong
grow little boy grow
I’v been here all along

all the silly fights never let them
get between you, be her rock
when she needs a rock
if you know she’s wrong
pretend she’s right and kiss her
till your lips get sore

and if you take your time
you may find a place
you’ve never been before
but you know you’ve changed
so please don’t rush, just take it slow
listen to your heart
and I’ll watch you..

grow, little boy grow
pull yourself up strong
grow little boy grow
I’v been here all along

and the tree in your room, just above your cot
yeah now you’re small but you’ll grow up
and the tree that seemed so scary big
well you’ll be touching the top with your fingertips

grow, little boy grow
pull yourself up strong
grow little boy grow
your fathers been here all along
grow, little more grow
your mothers been here all along
grow, little boy grow
we have been here all along

 Asshole

take it out on me
if it makes you feel tall
see I work too hard
to let it affect me at all

you’re just an asshole
I know it’s true
but it’s not your fault
it’s your daddies
because he’s a asshole
just like you
who’s to blame, not you

I bet you had it rough
and your family didn’t come from much
smells like envy to me
is it really my fault you’re not chasing your dreams?

you’re just an asshole
one look at you
but it’s not your fault
it’s your daddies
because he’s a asshole
just like you
who’s to blame, not you

If you try me again
call me names once more
you and all your asshole friends
if you try me again
I won’t do a thing because I know it’s not your fault

you’re just an asshole
one look at you
but it’s not your fault
it’s your daddies
because he’s a asshole
just like you
who’s to blame, not you

now you’re angry with me
oh your seething now
so I wear my biggest grin
wait hold up I know you
he’s like what do you mean?
I said, tell your sister she left her shoes

yeah I’m a fucking asshole
sad but true
and it’s not my fault, it’s my daddies
yeah I’m a asshole
but it feels so good
who’s to blame not you

but you’re all assholes
each one of you
it’s not your fault
it’s you parents
see, humans suck
just watch the news
who’s to blame? not you
it’s you

 WORDS (STARRY STARRY NIGHT REMIX)

I look up at the stars
and wonder if I ever may 
write a song like Don M’clean 
the answer is my friends probably not

people looking down 
spending all there days on phones
trying to get a new car loan 
or pictures with someone they never met

and I don’t understand 
how I best relate to them 
when all they care about is instagram 
I can not find words for them 
worse I can’t find words for me 
I hope one day words do find me

words that make you feel
words that make you tap your heels 
to connect with you in some small way 
and I will try my best to wear your pain


know that I still love you, even though you’re fake.
cause you’ll still upload pictures of you drinking with your friends
like you do it every other fucking day 
just know that I see through it
and I think theres more to you then all the
pictures that your posting every day

I’ll take what I can get 
a tear a smiles or in between 
with prose that make you plant your feet
or makes you feel like you are young again


and I will never know
how I best relate to them 
when all they care about is instagram 
I can not find words for them 
worse I can’t find words for me 
I hope one day words do find me