Wonderful Secrets

by Toggi

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Wonderful Secrets is Toggi's second studio album, following the success of 2006 debut album 'Puppy'. If you like it, we would recommend that you take a look at our bundle, which includes a lot of material for a stupid price.

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released November 4, 2011

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Track Name: Let Them Bleed
Oh my love and me
Sat beside the Christmas tree
Where we carved our names to see
If we were dreaming
And just to confirm our love
To ourselves and god above
We kissed in the middle of
A town square teeming
With people screaming:

“Let ‘em bleed, all the rich and dishonest
And every seedy stock magician
Let ‘em bleed, all the bankers and lawyers
And every greedy politician”

They grabbed the biggest liar
Tied him with a Wire
And threw him on the fire
Our dreams imploded
As the crowd turned around
We dared not make a sound
While our tree was taken down
The devil gloated
The crowd exploded:

“Let ‘em bleed, all the rich and dishonest
And every seedy stock magician
Let ‘em bleed, all the bankers and lawyers
And every greedy politician”

Oooooooohhhhh…
Track Name: Violent Drama Queen
I’m sick of you picking a fight
So what if I drink every night
And wake up in another woman’s bed?

I’m sick of you saying I’m mean
That I’m a violent drama-queen
I’ve just hit you once and it wasn’t in the head

And you know you deserve
Everything you get
You know!

You tell me straight as you walk out the door
I’m not the man you loved anymore
Oh spare me your goodbyes, now would you please

‘cause I know you’ll come back
Begging on your knees
I know what you’ll say:

“Oh I did a stupid thing
When I threw away my wedding ring
I want you back
although there’s a little part
Of me that knows you’ll break my heart.
I always want you back
I want my baby back”
Track Name: The Mailman
We move, just me and my horse
There’s mail to deliver, a mountain to cross
We ride through the vast, open space
of snowy white valleys
for hours, for days

and baby…
The best thing about leaving is
I get to enjoy coming back to you and my boy
The little moments and kisses we stole
Keep me warm when it’s cold

I thought that I could endure
But my body’s too weak, I’m not young anymore
My feet are frozen
and so I lay down to sleep in the drifting white snow

baby…
The best thing about leaving is
I get to enjoy coming back to you and my boy
The little moments and kisses we stole
Keep me warm when it’s cold
Track Name: I Built This House
I built this house for us
I built this house from dust
I built this house so that the wind won’t blow you down
To keep you safe when I am not around

I built this house with love
It’s something I’m proud of
I built this place so I could shield you from the rain
To keep you safe and sound when I’m away

Oh because…

All I know my baby…
All I know my baby…
Oh I love you…
It’s all I know my baby

I built this house for you
Each floor and every room
I built this house and I can easily break it down
If you sleep with someone while I’m out of town

I built these concrete walls
I built them strong and tall
I made these bars so I could keep you where you are
But you’re not a prisoner
No, not at all

Oh because…

All I know my baby…
All I know my baby…
Oh I love you…
It’s all I know my baby
Track Name: Wonderful
When that old mirror on your wall
said you're the fairest of them all

You said:
"Do you think the other boys really care
if the color of the clothes that I wear
matches my hair?"

And I said:
Oh even though your make-up is a mess
and if you look a bit last-year in that dress
to me, you're wonderful
nothing more, nothing less

You may lack style
you may lack grace
with lipstick smeared across your face

but I still think we make a beautiful pair
take me dancing, let the good people stare
I really don't care

because...
Oh even though your make-up is a mess
and if you look a bit last-year in that dress
to me, you're wonderful
nothing more, nothing less

and when your dance looks like a dying cockroach
on the kitchen floor
I can't help it, I just like you more

Oh when gravity's made teabags of your breasts
and you're too fat to fit into your wedding dress
you still look wonderful
well, just your absolute best

you said:
"It's ridiculous, the size of my head
who could ever want to take me to bed
I'ts driving me mad"

and I said:
Oh even though your make-up is a mess
and if you look a bit last-year in that dress
to me, you're wonderful
nothing more, nothing less

So please don't tell me no-one loves you
'cause I do
Track Name: Take Me Dancing
I’ll have champagne and chocolate
I’ll sleep around without regret

‘cause I believe in lust and desire
Knowing that life passes by
In the blink of an eye
yeah, I’m gonna live before I die

I’ll have some love, some sweet romance
I’ll have some reckless one night stands

‘cause I believe in lust and desire
Knowing that life passes by
In the blink of an eye

And oh my love, the world might end tonight
So take me dancing and hold me tight

I’ll have a kiss, a warm embrace
I’ll have a smile upon my face

‘cause I believe in lust and desire
Knowing that life passes by
In the blink of an eye
yeah, I’m gonna live before I die

And oh my love, the world might end tonight
So take me dancing
oh my love, the world might end tonight
So take me dancing
oh my love, the world might end tonight
Lalalalalalalala…
Track Name: The Artist
They’ve hung my paintings in Paris, New York and Rome
I chased my dreams but my heart remained at home

And every line I ever drew
Was dedicated to you

I’ve had my share of good fortune and sweet success
It doesn’t mean that I missed you any less

And every line I ever drew
Was dedicated to you

But oh my failing eyes
What am I worth, when my talent dies?
Oh but then, all my art
Could never fill my lonely heart

I have a house and a family, but all the same
In my sleep I – just sometimes- say your name
Track Name: Secrets
You promised me
You would care for me
But you laid me on your bed
And you made me give you head
I guess that’s what you get
For being beautiful
Within these four walls
I gave birth and raised our kids
The secrets that you hid
The family you got rid of

In this dark and lonely place
Your children spend the sunny days
While the sunshine licks your face
Track Name: Your Diary
I can’t help but wonder if you really care at all
‘cause since last night you haven’t texted and you haven’t called

and it broke my heart when I read your diary
Of private confessions and clumsy poetry
There were hundreds of pages and not a word about me

I can’t focus, I can’t eat or sleep, I can’t relax
‘cause it’s been seven hours and sixteen days since we had sex

and it broke my heart when I read your diary
Of private confessions and clumsy poetry
There were hundreds of pages and not a word about me

I read it in a book, you see
This could mean you’re just not into me
And it may sound insecure
But don’t you want me anymore?

And it broke my heart when I read your diary
Of private confessions and clumsy poetry
There were hundreds of pages and not a word about me
Track Name: Silly Old Song
Here’s to the voice in your head
that made you get drunk
and wander recklessly into my bed

You tell me, at home theres a man
Who’s married to you
Oh my dear, frankly I don’t give a damn

And then you say:

“Baby…
You know that silly old song goes on and on
It tears me apart
I know I’m singing it wrong
But that’s the way it goes in my heart”

Here’s to the leather you wear
The toys and the chains
The dirty needs your husband doesn’t share

You tell me how lonely you’ve been
How lonely and sad
Oh now, give in to lust, give in to sin

And then you say:

“Baby…
You know that silly old song goes on and on
It tears me apart
I know I’m singing it wrong
But that’s the way it goes in my heart”

And he is in for a really unpleasant surprise
‘cause I’ve been between your thighs
And something remained
Your blue eyes
Can’t cover the shame
And his simple, sweet life
Will change

“You know that silly old song goes on and on
It tears me apart
I know I’m singing it wrong
But that’s the way it goes in my heart”

And even though I’ll make sure we’ll never meet again
You made my broken heart beat again

So take good care of my baby
Track Name: Lancelot & Guinevere
A man like me was made to fight
You used to have an appetite
For seeing me break faces with my fist

Now I just want to be kissed
I want us holding hands
In front of your friends

A man like me ain’t scared to bleed
but I fear losing what I need
what’s a knight without a maiden to protect?

I just want love and respect
Moonlight walks or a dance
And a little romance

Well, tell me, did sir Lancelot
Ever really dance a lot?

Well, babe, I don’t think Guinevere
Settled for just chips and beer
Track Name: I Collect Books
I collect books
While you collect furniture
And expensive shoes
That you never use

I can be cruel
And you can be cold
But it would break my heart
To see us fall apart

So let’s try harder
To be as good as we can be

‘cause baby…

You mean the world to me
You mean the world to me
You mean the world to me

I collect books
While you collect furniture
We may be bizarre
But so what if we are?
Track Name: The One You Used To Skip
I fall in love every time I see you dance
But I know you’d never give me a second glance
For 15 years I’ve dreamed and fantasized
about seeing my reflection in your sexy, light-brown, Bambi eyes

I love your shoes but I hate your taste in men
You’ll kiss a fool while ignoring your devoted fan
It’s about time that you opened up the door
To the one who can remember every single dress you ever wore

I know that tonight’s a dream
As you lie next to me
This ain’t real, this can’t be true
I know that tonight’s a dream
Well, what else could it be
But a fantasy I shouldn’t cling on to?
And yet, I do

‘cause when I wake up in the morning
I want to wake up next to you
when I wake up in the morning
I want to wake up next to you

I know it’s false but I believe it anyway
That sometime soon there just might come a day
When the songs you used to love start to sound wrong
And the one you used to skip becomes your favorite sing-along

And when I wake up in the morning
I want to wake up next to you
when I wake up in the morning
I want to wake up next to you
Track Name: Karaoke Night
We were dancing, two drunkards destined for a fall
Our weathered faces, once young and beautiful
Are marred by cigarettes and alcohol

We were singing through messed up karaoke microphones
And butchered every single song we’ve ever known
I guess it’s better than drinking alone

You could call it love

In the dark you saw something more
Than my tired and worn-out frame
And as one drink turned into four
You kissed me and I reclaimed
A little part of my broken heart

The dream will stop when the sun comes up
So hold me close tonight

The dream will stop as the sun comes up