Fire in the Doll's House

by Tom Moriarty

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released January 8, 2013

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Tom Moriarty London, UK

"Magnificent voice" Janice Long, BBC2
"For fans of Ben Harper, Ray LaMontagne and Van Morrison" 4 stars Guitarist Magazine
"..a gruff voice and thoughtful, classic roots rock should earn him a bevy of fans" 4 stars, Q magazine
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Track Name: Every Trick in the Book
In this world of the greedy, it’s us and them
And sometimes we all want to begin again
Life throws all kinds of problems
And we all try
Do whatever it takes to get by

Every trick in the book
No matter where we look
Just to stay alive, what we do to survive
Every trick in the book

It’s a life of the chosen
The rest have to pay
It’s not what we wished for
But it’s the price we have to pay
What remains is unspoken
So we don’t have to know
Just a part of the story
Another part of the show
Track Name: Fire In The Doll's House
Hey mr. preacher you're telling me you think you've got
a friend, somewhere else, but you'll see him in the end.
Hey mr. teacher, you're telling me to live life by the
rules that exist in dreams of lesser fools.

Hey mr. justice, you're telling me that I can cross the
road as long as I do exactly what I'm told.
Hey mr. minister you're telling me that I cannot be free
whilst you talk of my right to liberty

If you can't see the madness, you might as well be blind

There's a fire in the doll's house
But you don't know where to turn
There's a fire in the doll's house
Let it burn.
There's a fire in the doll's house
But we don't know where to turn
There's a fire in the doll's house
Let it burn, let it burn.

Hey there you leaders you talk about the lives you're gonna save
turn your back, then you send them to their grave.
Hey there you generals you justify the reasons that you lie
to justify the reasons why they die.

If you can't see the sadness, you might as well be blind

There's a fire in the doll's house
But you don't know where to turn
There's a fire in the doll's house
Let it burn.
There's a fire in the doll's house
But we don't know where to turn
There's a fire in the doll's house
Let it burn…

Let it burn, baby burn. That's the way, that's the way.
Turn, baby turn. That's the way, that's the way.

There's a fire in the doll's house
But we don't know where to turn
There's a fire in the doll's house
Let it burn.
Track Name: Where are you now
The photographs they tell a different lie
Ignoring all the past that has gone by
Innocence so sweet in can seduce you
A message from the past with no reply

So long
So long but not forgotten
The tenderness of lying in your bed
Still running through my head

I know that things can never last
You can't expect the freedom
if you're living in the past but

Where are you now
(Repeat x 2)

Some say that only time will be my healer
I guess I've got a long long time to wait
Others say that time will be my teacher
Funny how we always learn too late

So long
So long but not forgotten
The tenderness of lying in your bed
still running through my head

I know things can never last
You can't expect the freedom
when you're living in the past but...

Where are you now
(Repeat x 2)

I know I should have said goodbye so many years ago
but now for some old reason I just can't let go
I know there is an answer
but i'll be damned if I know what it is
I see you every night
You're a supernatural sight

I know that things can never last
You can't expect the freedom
if you're living in your past but…

Where are you now
Track Name: Don't Ask Why
You come into the room
and I am talking to myself
and you ask why, why, why
I tell you that it's nothing
'cos it seems the thing to say
but I lie, lie, lie

A hurried explanation is the last
thing that you need
It won't help you anyway
Some things are best forgotten so
the lies can be believed
and we keep those harsh realities at bay
Hey, hey, hey

And we're all here in this circus
and we're all part of the show
and sometimes the final irony is lost
So don't go searching out for answers
It's much better you don't know
It's all a lie, lie, lie
so don't ask why, why, why

She sees and unknown number
or a credit card receipt
It makes her cry, cry, cry

But when she sees the children
and she thinks of the deceit
her eyes are dry, dry, dry

A hurried explanation is the last
thing that she needs
and it won't help you anyway
Some things are best forgotten so
the lies can be believed
and we keep those harsh realities at bay
Hey, hey, hey

And we're all here in this circus
and we're all part of the show
and sometimes the final irony is lost
So don't go searching out for answers
It's much better you don't know
It's all a lie, lie, lie
so don't ask why, why, why

How many secrets can you keep
when the only truth is talking in your sleep
It's just the silly games we play
and it's the words that we don't say
Hey, hey, hey

And we're all here in this circus
and we're all part of the show
and sometimes the final irony is lost
So don't go searching out for answers
It's much better you don't know
It's all a lie, lie, lie
so don't ask why, why, why

It's all a lie, lie, lie
so don't ask why, why, why
Track Name: Dance With Me
Thought you'd left here
Someone mentioned
Thought you'd tire of this conversation

Too much talking
about the weather
About the children
or whatever

I'm so glad you're staying

So then let's pretend
that we've just met
No remorse and no regret
They can't see what we can be
so take my hand and dance with me

Words are spoken
Softly spoken
In the silence
Promise broken

I'm so glad I’m saying

So then let's pretend
that we've just met
No remorse and no regret
They can't see what we can be
so take my hand and dance…with me

Like nobody's watching
Dance with me
like we're alone

So then let's pretend
that we've just met
No remorse and no regret
They can't see what we can be
so take my hand and dance...with me
Track Name: From Now On
Your foolish pride
that you use as your defence
as you decide
without shame or consequence

Will you question your belief
or the company you keep
when the soldiers
come to haunt you in your sleep

From now on you'll understand
as the people make their stand
after suffering in silence for so long

From now on I think you'll find
that the people speak their mind
After all, it is their right to right your wrong
From now on

The great divide
The politics of us and them
The nonchalance
at the blood and tears of men

Such a blindness to regret
just like Marie Antoinette
Sitting high up on your chair
you think's your throne

From now on you'll understand
as the people make their stand
after suffering in silence for so long

From now on I think you'll find
that the people speak their mind
After all, it is their right to right your wrong
From now on
From now on

From now on your wicked ways and foolish days are numbered now
and let's hope to god that we are not too late
From now on no sad goodbyes from those people you despise
as we look up to the skies and celebrate

From now on you'll understand
as the people make their stand
after suffering in silence for so long

From now on I think you'll find
you have lost your fucking mind
When all you do is drop another bomb
Track Name: Sundancer
She don't tie her hair
Let it fall around her
Silhouette against the sun
She could be the only one

You might understand
if it was in your hand
Floating free, that floaty dress
In that moment you transgress

She don't care about a thing
'til the clouds come tumbling in

Sundancer, sundancer
Sundance your way back home to me
for sure, from distant shores

Only gods can see
The joy inside her tears
Diamonds falling to the sand
Takes away the pain of years

And the world's a better place
when the sun shines on her face

Sundancer, sundancer
Sundance your way back home to me
for sure, from distant shores
Sundancer, sundancer
Sundance your way back home to me
for sure, from distant shores

And I will stay and watch her turn a pirouette
And maybe the sun won't want to set

Sundancer, sundancer
sundance your way back home to me
for sure, from distant shores

(Repeat)
Track Name: A Place Called Home
It’s the mornings when you mostly take the blame
For a moment it’s as if it was the same
Then I realize and my heart breaks once again

Coz you’re not there and I’m nowhere

Don’t you tear me down, don’t you wear me down
Don’t you dare leave me in this place alone
The place that we call home

The days they used to fly but now they take so long
And I ask myself if I did something wrong
Dunno where I’m going to or where I’m coming from

Coz you’re not there and I’m nowhere

Don’t you tear me down, don’t you wear me down
Don’t you dare leave me in this place alone
The place that we call home

…home…

Don’t you tear me down, don’t you wear me down
Don’t you dare leave me in this place alone
The place that we call home
Track Name: Take Me Home
Turn me off, turn me on
Tell me when to sing along
Tell me anything you want and I’ll comply

Turn me in, turn me out
Tell me what it’s all about
I have to find my peace before I die

When standing up is just like falling to the ground
It’s plain to see
Well, things to seem to mean that much to me
Take me home wherever that may be
Take me home, take me home, take me home, take me home

I’ve played so many cards I just don’t know the ones I’ve played
It’s such a shame it’s just a game

How the hell did I get here
There’s no pain and there’s no fear
Maybe it’s fate, but that can wait

When standing up is just like falling to the ground
It’s plain to see
Well, things to seem to mean that much to me
Take me home wherever that may be

Take me home

Now home is where the heart is, well at least that’s what they say
But I’m at sea while my old heart is on dry land
Like standing with your eyes closed on a beach trying to find a grain of sand

Take me home….
Track Name: Kitty
Kitty she sits by the window
watching the world go by
She looks down and searches for princes
and tries to catch their eye

She bears her soul when she is smiling
knowing that she might fall
And she gives everything in the hope that he'll bring
the final curtain call

She don't want all those cheap airs and graces
for everyone to see
All she wants is for someone to love her
Well now Kitty that man is me

Kitty you're one in a million
A million reasons why
I can't seek to name every one now
even if I try

Kitty don't want airs and graces
for everyone to see
All she wants is for someone to love her
Well now Kitty that man is me

And I doubt you'll remember
that time in December
sitting outside that cafe
I would walk by and I'd
desperately try to find
words that I could say

Kitty don't want airs and graces
for everyone to see
All she wants is for someone to love her
Well now Kitty that man is me