ROCKINGHAM - the leaking machine

by The Leaking Machine

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We recorded these songs under the band name Rockingham and called the album The Leaking Machine. Then we decided to change the name of the band to The Leaking Machine. So there you have it.

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released May 10, 2012

Pete Geoghegan - Vocals and guitar
Russell Burton - Bass and vocals
Spencer Roberts - Drums
Recorded and mixed by Lee Beddows
Additional lead guitar by Dave Bolstridge, backing vocals by Jules Gray, keys and percussion by Lee.
Freak-out on Life Is In Colour by all the above.
All songs written by The Leaking Machine

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Track Name: Town To Terminus
town to terminus

i walk down streets that time forgot where children still throw stones
i walk down streets that time forgot where children still throw stones
from town to terminus
put streets between us
from town to terminus
i can't determine us
i wrote your name on the soles of my shoes
like the greeks used to do
i wrote your name on the soles of my shoes
because i hate you
Track Name: Prosper In Exile
prosper in exile

i'm sure i'd prosper in exile but i still have a home
so i continue my life's work unseen and unknown
i'm sure the grass is greener where i've never been
i know the sun is shining where i cannot see
twenty two to twenty seven quickly passed you by
you never know how long you'll live
until the day you die
my parting gift to this world is a bench dedication
be kind to animals
always take your medication
Track Name: Blue Sky
blue sky

i stared at a blue sky
until i saw a star
i stared at a blue sky
for the perfect sunset
you need a few clouds
for the perfect sunset
Track Name: Change My Ways
change my ways

your cowboy stands before me
a loaded brush in his hands
he's well heeled but he fails to understand
why i took his picture
and sent him back to the land

i know you're with him
'cause that's where you're meant to be
but don't let it stop you from thinking of me
don't let it die
but don't let him see

i said congratulations
and with that word did part
what i really meant was
i hope he breaks your heart
i hope it really hurts
when he breaks your heart

wounds take their time
time to heal these days
wounds take their time
time to heal these days
give me some time
and i can change my ways
Track Name: Little Thief
little thief

amateur
i'm atcha back door
you left it open
now whatcha do that for
i let myself in with the tools of my trade
i keep them in gloves made of suede

through the window across your floor
i know where you keep it 'cause i've been here before
i had something to eat and then i washed the dishes
this time i'll leave a note with my best wishes

i never give but i've been known to take it away
if i can have it for free why should i pay

i steal from the rich 'cause i used to be poor
and i used to be hungry but i'm not anymore

i found god in architecture
i like the windows but not the lecture
he's got lots of silver
he's got lots of gold
it's good to look at
it's even better to hold
and if i can have it for free why should i pay

there's no such thing as manmade
nothing in this world is manmade
Track Name: All I Ever Had
all i ever had

she's a credit to her kind
i'm deep in debt and way behind
with the payments on my soul
her eyes are crystal
mine are coal

i think i'll burn a cd for you
in fact i think i'll burn a few
hundred thousand at the store
raze it to the ground 'til there's no sound anymore

it's all i've got but it's all i ever had
it's all that i've got left but then it's all i ever had

i see the lights come on in your hills
i see them shiver like they got the chills
like i get each time we meet
down by the river or out in the street
Track Name: Another Man's Medals
another man's medals

i feel sorry for the singer whose heart's not in his song
he hits the notes high and low
but it's bad 'cause it feels wrong
like wearing another man's medals

sometimes the highest mountain is not the hardest to climb
and the conquering explorer knows when he's guilty of the crime
of wearing another man's medals

hearts bleed
they're not trophies with names engraved of stars
some self inflicted wounds
some battle won scars

some things just don't ring true
and some things i will not do
but maybe i'd be tempted
if i thought i could win you
by wearing another man's medals
Track Name: Keep Your Lies
keep your lies

lost an hour to summertime
lost my wallet, losing peace of mind
cards are cancelled but there're bills to pay
think i'll settle up and slip away

i'm at an all time low
i've been listening to local radio
if things were bad well now they're worse
pete said he'd pick me up
he stopped by in a hearse

why should i keep my promise
when you can't keep your lies

i feel like a dog and i've lost my favourite bone
now i know the difference between lonely and alone

matchbook from the sea of happiness
of sentimental value
no more, no less
passport photos of me and you
all gone forever
all gone for good

why should i keep my promise
when you can't keep your lies
why should i keep my promise
it's easier to lie
Track Name: Life Is In Colour
life is in colour

he didn't like the film
it was black and white and life is in colour
life is bright

he spoke of himself and the king in the same breath
and how he holds the record since the king's untimely death

he turned the radio off at the wall
and listened to the signal fade
and the tick of the electric clock

it's light outside
he's looking for a place in the dark to hide
Track Name: Places In Your Heart
places in your heart

there are places in your heart that will never bare my name
like the places only seen from a fast passing train
there are places in your heart that will never bare my name
never bare my name

i wear my heart out on my sleeve
'til it's wiped clean away with
by the tears that form and fall
each and every day

i no longer feel sorry for myself
i've got others who do that for me now

here comes the weekend
it's time to say goodbye
maintain radio silence
but it's hard to live a lie