Gently does it, born to be mild

I’ve been raising limbo

Ever since I was a child

Better safe than sorry, better just make sure

But better’s getting harder to endure

I won’t go quietly, I’ll make a fuss

I’ll be untidy for the two of us

I’ll be trouble, I won’t play ball

I’ll make all the big mistakes

That make it all worthwhile

Easy, easy, it’s so easy to talk

When you’re bulletproof and beautiful

You run before you walk

You do whatever pleases you

I do what I ought

But I’ve been biding my time

Gathering my thoughts

I’ll be messy, I won’t be proud

I won’t stop searching

Until I’ve found us both out

I’ll shout “action”, I won’t shout “cut”

And I won’t accept a single “if” or “but”

From anyone but

You’re so scared of consequences

But I still love the crime

To act without good reason

To cut across the rhyme

So forget your consequences

We’re only here one time

Let’s go squeezing out our meanings

Squeezing out our feelings

And keeping our untidness alive

Keeping our untidiness alive

Keeping our untidiness alive


4 Responses to “Untidy LYRICS”

  1. Sarah Morrison Says:

    Hi Nick – I love the lyrics here; spare and solid. I hope, but this is just me, that it doesn’t really change that much as I think its strength really shines through thanks to its simplicity.


  2. gestationproject Says:

    You’re very kind to say so. This song was co-written with Briana Corrigan (formerly of The Beautiful South), and the few times I’ve played it live I’ve performed it as a duet with different female vocalists, but always pretty sparsely played.

  3. DeadBilly Says:

    Here’s a piece of artwork submitted for your project. Hope you like it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dobson77/3955171488/

  4. gestationproject Says:

    Thanks so much for that DeadBilly – you’ve made me look so good, I’m considering wearing duct tape onstage all the time! Really appreciate the work and the inspiration.

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