All This Time

by TERROR BIRD

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"All This Time" was released in June 2013 on Night School records. It is now available to order from the Night School website.

The screen-printed sleeves come in blue, black, and green.

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released 22 May 2013
All songs written and recorded by Nikki Nevver, except "Lust & Violence" (cowritten with Tommi Schreck).

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TERROR BIRD Vancouver, British Columbia

TERROR BIRD is a Vancouver-based songwriter, performer, and musician. TERROR BIRD has toured the USA, UK & Europe. TERROR BIRD has releases on ROUGH TRADE, NIGHT SCHOOL, & many more boutique labels. TERROR BIRD loves 80s pop, glam rock, punk, post punk & goth. However, her heart belongs to Bowie, Morrissey, and Elliot. She is inspired by art, modern dance, music biographies, aerobics & love. ... more

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Track Name: The Wrong Way
I never cared about doing things the wrong way
even if I knew it bothered you
I never learned how to do things the right way
The pleasure in the way my ways annoyed you

I never could take joy in hurting someone
That was the old me; that's not me now
I only want to give you tea and breakfast
I only want to tell you what's allowed

But look again. The misery's knocking on our door
I should be busier. I never seem to get anything done
I cannot bring myself to walk in the park without you
The clouds are moving fast tonight. There's just something about it

You always want what you can't have. You like to work for it
You're in denial, but I talk too much about what's going on
I miss the fluttering, anticipating notes and pretty things
And any room that's empty, we can fill it all up

I never cared about doing things the wrong way
even if I knew it bothered you
Everyone knows sometimes people falter

But that's all they do is play pretend

You always want what you can't have. You like to work for it
You're in denial, but I talk too much about what's going on
I miss the fluttering, anticipating notes and pretty things
And any room that's empty, we can fill it all up

But look again. 'Cause misery's knocking on our door
I should be busier. I never seem to get anything done
I cannot bring myself to walk in the park without you
The clouds are moving fast tonight. There's just something about it

And we can fill it all up
Track Name: Costume
You are sitting in your livingroom
Lipstick & a costume
Papers at your feet
Coffee in your hand
The television's on
But you never watch
You placed against a grey sky
Hand up to shield your eyes
I told you 'bout the magic
But you never answered
The kettle is on now
I fall asleep alone
But I still have a side
It changes time by time
The kettle is now on
I fall alseep alone
The television's on
But you never watch
Track Name: If You Try to Break Me
Oh I think you're really cool.
You go out alot. You're touching everyone.
And I could touch you if I wanted.
I could even go to your apartment.
Staying up until the morning.
Now waking up, I just want to go home.
But it feels like I'm on tour
in my own home, in my own city.

We can hold hands if we want
but it won't mean much to me
and it won't mean much to you
because my heart belongs to him
And if you try to break me up
It won't work 'cause I don't care enough.
I can kiss you in October, but my lips belong to him

You know it is all a waste of time to forget the love we had
because it's never gonna leave our minds
We can be heroes
but only if we're separated
Only if we're miles apart
Because we know that we can take it

Oh I think you're really cool. You're so nice to me
when I see you at parties
And I could have you if I wanted.
I could even go to your apartment.
Staying up until the morning.
Waking up, I just want to go back home.
But it feels like I'm on tour
in my own home, in my own city.
Track Name: On Your Vacation
When you're going
When you're going on your vacation
Oh don't you dare, dare forget about me
I challenge you
Sometimes I am your slave
I bring you up
and then I shoot you down, down, down

Crash like the waves back onto my beach
Oh the side of the boat, wish I could climb up
Look now, the sky is getting murky
Keep your secrets safe while you still can

I know that it is none of my business
But I am so jealous of your new life
I can't exist away from your sight
I can't exist here. Oh it just doesn't feel right.
It just doesn't feel right. It just doesn't feel right

When you're going

When you're going on your vacation
oh don't you dare forget about me
When you're going on your vacation
oh don't you dare, dare forget about me
I challenge you. Sometimes I am your slave
I bring you up and then I shoot you down, down, down

Crash like the waves back onto my beach
The side of the boat, wish you would fall out
Look now, the sky is getting murky
Keep your secrets safe while you still can
Track Name: All This Time
Do you like to live alone
on your own when things get cold?

Do you like to be alone
on your own, inside your home?
watching the rain drip outside
All the poetry you hide
And now you know it was your fault
You shouldn't get all that you want
You've no history to write
Erasing memories with new life

Love so intense
hidden in books
You've read about it
since you were ten
All of this time, he was waiting
to escape
All of this time
You know what's there
You don't have to tell
anyone, if you don't want
all of this time, you didn't expect
to win such a slippery prize

Do you like to be alone
on your own inside your home?
Watching the rain drip outside
All the poetry you hide
Now you know it was your fault.
You shouldn't get all that you want

Love so intense
hidden in books
You've read about it
since you were ten
All of this time, he was waiting
to escape
All of this time
You know what's there
You don't have to tell
anyone, if you don't want
All of this time, you didn't expect
to win such a slippery prize

a slippery prize
all of this time
a slippery prize
all of this time

Love so intense (all of this time)
hidden in books
You've read (all of this time) about it
since you were ten
All of this time, (all of this time)
he was waiting to escape
All of this time
Track Name: Elliot
Elliot you're taking all my time
Elliot you've burned into my mind

Don't you know she listens to your records every night?
Finds it hard to leave the house 'cause she can't sing along then
You were not a looker, but it's all about the eyes
If one more person breaks her heart, she'll join your club tonight

Why are all the romantics so far away?
Why does this city have so many rainy days?
Her mood is black and it's sharp like knife
Oh Elliot, she understands your strife

She sees a brick wall
a well-tailored coat
the fog at night
you pushing in the door
A man that walks with his hands put away
She takes her grey eyes and she closes them

Why are all the romantics so far away?
Why does this city have so many rainy days?
Her mood is black and it's sharp like knife
Oh Elliot, she understands your strife.

She understands your strife

Don't you know she listens to your record every night?
Finds it hard to leave the house 'cause she can't sing along then
You were not a looker, but it's all about the eyes
If one more person breaks her heart, she'll think think about about joining your club
Think about, think about it
Track Name: Do You Remember?
We could go walking
through the graveyard
Or the park if you prefer
on a foggy or a clear night

We could tell each other secrets
that we have never told anyone
and not trust each other very much

We could believe each other's lies
until we're holding hands
with someone else
and then we'll both disappear

We were the best ones
in that moment
Oh, but only in those moments
and only while that song was playing

Do you remember
everything I told you?
Can you remember
can you remember
anything at all?

Do you remember
everything I told you?
Can you remember
Can you remember
anything at all?

We drink the wine
that your mother left us
We wear the coats
of your dead relatives
We drink our tea
and we tell each other bad jokes
We're laughing loudly
so that everyone will hear us

We drink the wine

We could believe each other's lies
until we're holding hands
with someone else
and then we'll both disappear

We could go walking
through the graveyard
or the park if you prefer
on a foggy or a clear night

We could tell each other secrets
that we have never told anyone
and not trust each other very much

We were the best ones in that moment
Oh, but only in those moments
and only while that song was playing

We could believe each other's lies
until we're holding hands
with someone else
and then we'll both disappear

We were the best ones in that moment
oh, but only in those moments
and only while that song was playing
Oh, only while that song was playing

Do you remember
everything I told you?
Can you remember
anything at all?

Can you remember everything I told you?
Can you remember anything at all?

We drink the wine
that your mother left us
We wear the coats
of all your dead relatives

We drink our tea
and we tell each other bad jokes
We're laughing loudly
so that everyone will hear us
We drink the wine.

Do you remember everything I told you?
Can you remember?
We drink the wine
We drink the wine
Track Name: Locket
When I used to travel far
I used to keep it near my heart
Remembering you everyday
But always in my own sick way

I used to keep a photograph
But now it makes me sad

Nobody's ever good enough
My edge is too sharp for your love
I lost your picture in the dust
And I can't tell what I regret
But when I used to travel far
I used to keep you near my heart

I used to keep your photograph
Now it makes me sad

When you find the space and time
I hope you'll forgive what I've done
I keep a book about our love
I close the book
'cause now it's gone
Now it makes me sad
Track Name: Lust & Violence
Back in the old days, we had our own ways
Drinking our wine and spilling the ashtrays
How can you get up if you're not let up?
You can do better, 'cause I already told you

Living in silence
Combining lust and violence
Living in silence
I don't want it
I never did.
Lust & violence.
They go together
better than ever

Cutting our hair off
putting on new tops
Kissing til sunrise
while the clocks all chime
Walking the streets
we move to the beat it's
Time to move on 'cause
you're always against me

Living in silence
I don't want it
Lust and violence go together
better than ever

Living in silence
I don't want it
I never did.
Lust & violence
They go together
better than ever.

Go if you want.
I won't try to
try to stop you.
Track Name: Don't Believe You
I took and train
And thought of you
I crossed the ocean
to follow you
And now I'm back here
I don't feel blue
I waited so long
To get over you

And I don't believe you when you say
You say you don't love me
I can't believe you when you say
Anything

I've done you damage, I've caused you pain
But I promise you I'd give you anything
I've done you wrong, I've caused you pain
But I promise you I would say anything

Look into my eyes, boy
Do you think these eyes would lie?
Look into my eyes, boy
You can see these eyes have cried
Look into my eyes, boy
Do you think these eyes would lie?
Look into my eyes, boy
Look into my eyes

I can't believe you when you say
You say you don't want me
I won't believe you when you say
Anything

I've caused you damage
I've caused you pain
But I promise you I would do anything
I've done you wrong
and I've caused you trouble
But I promise you I would say anything
If you would admit to me...