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Travis: The (In)Visible Band
Lyrics and More

How to recognize that Franny's a talented lyricist
(when he's not so lazy.. Sing, anyone? :P)

here are some of the lyrics of Travis, from the three albums.
Lyrics are often a very personal thing, and they can inspire really different visions to people.
I particularly dig these, but it's just my own choice.
Still, Fran Healy is a good lyricist, simple but heartful, and you will for sure soon or later rely on what he says.
Just live and love, and you'll see I was right :)

U 16 Girls (Good Feeling track)

I met a girl in L.A.
The million dollar kind
She was all for all or nothing
She was open all the time
But when I called her number
Her mother's on the line sayin'
You've no business
As God's my witness
With a child as young as mine.

Chorus

So make sure that she's old enough
Before you blow your mind
She may look like she knows enough
And if so
Let her go
You'll let her down in style

I met a girl in Paris
She talked like Vera Lynn
And her eyes were full of dew drop
The moment I walk in
She was awfully nice
The kind that likes to win
But if I'd been wiser
A whole lot wiser
Then I might have thought again.

Chorus
Chorus



All I wanna Do Is Rock (Good Feeling track)

Hey
I would really like to talk with you
Girl
Do you have the time to stop
Say
All I wanna do is rock
If this was any other day
I'd turn and walk the other way
But today
I'll stay
Not walk away
Hey
I'm a foot without a sock
Without you
Love
You seem to work around the clock
Say
All I wanna do is rock
If this was any other day
I'd turn and walk the other way
But today
I'll stay
Not walk
Just rock
Hey!
Love!
Say
All I wanna do is rock
If this was any other day
I'd turn and walk the other way
But today
I'll stay
Okay


Writing To Reach You (The Man Who track)

Every day I wake up and it's Sunday
Whatever's in my eye won't go away
The Radio is playing all the usual
And what's a Wonderwall anyway

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on the left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you
Only want to teach you
About you
But that's not you

It's good to know that you are home for Christmas
It's good to know that you are doing well
It's good to know that you all know I'm hurting
It's good to know I'm feeling not so well

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on the left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you
Only want to teach you about you
But that's not you
Do you know it's true
But that won't do

Maybe then tomorrow will be Monday
And whatever's in my eye should go away
But still the radio is playing all the usual
And what's a wonderwall anyway

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on the left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you
Only want to teach you
About you
But that's not you
Do you know it's true
But that won't do
And you know it's you
I'm talking to


Luv (The Man Who track)

what's so wrong
why the face so long
is it over?
and where you going that
you no longer belong here?

and distance tells you that
distance must come between love
where have you been, Luv?
when the mistake we made
was in never having planned to fall in love, Luv

singing this song
singing along
makes it easier for me to see you go
but in doing so
in letting you go
it only serves to show me
that I'm still in love with you

singing this song
singing along
makes it easier for me to see you go
but in doing so
it only serves to show me
that I'm still in love with you

so what's so wrong
why the face?
so long!
are you changing?

and where you been to that
you no longer remember?

and distance tells you that
distance must come between love
where have you been, Luv?

it's just the chance we took
having never ever planned to fall in love, Luv
it's just the chance we took
having never ever planned to fall in love, Luv
it's just the chance we took
having never ever planned to fall in love, Luv
luv





Side (The Invisible Band track)

Well I believe there's someone watching over you.
They're watching every single thing you say.
And when you die they'll set you down and take you through.

You'll realise one day that the grass is always greener on the other side,
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive,
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive

We all live under the same sky,
We all will live we all will die.
There is no wrong, there is no right,
The circle only has one side

We all try hard to live our lives in harmony.
For fear of falling swiftly overboard.
But life is both a major and a minor key just open up the chord.

But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive,
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive

We all live under the same sky,
We all will live we all will die.
There is no wrong, there is no right,
The circle only has one side


The Cage (The Invisible Band track)

You broke the bread, we drank the wine.
your lip was bleedin' but it was fine.
come on inside, babe, across the line.
i love you more than that i.
but then this bird just flew away, she was never meant to stay.
oh to keep her caged would just delay the spring.
you broke your word.
now that's a lie.
we had a deal that you would try.
come on inside, girl, i think it's time.
high time we drew the line.
but then this bird just flew away.
while i looked the other way.
oh to keep her caged would just delay the spring.
you broke my soul, dear, you stole the plot, you left and empty shot.
there's nothing left here, 'cos you took the lot.
an empty cage is all i've got.
'cos when your bird has flown away, she was never meant to stay.
oh to keep her would just delay the spring.
to keep her caged would just delay the spring.


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