B i o g r a p h y
 (by Wikipedia)

Salad are a UK-based alternative rock group formed in London in 1992, that included Dutch vocalist/keyboardist Marijne van der Vlugt, bassist Pete Brown, drummer Rob Wakeman (ex-Colenso Parade), and guitarist Paul Kennedy. In 1996, Charley Stone (later of Gay Dad) joined the band as a live guitarist, keyboard player and backing vocalist.

Van der Vlugt had previously worked as a model, and as a video jockey for MTV Europe. The band started performing as The Merry Babes but changed to Salad in 1992, when Pete Brown was recruited on bass. Their first two releases, the Kent EP and "Diminished Clothes", were released on their own Waldorf label, gaining them significant music press coverage and leading to a deal with Island Records, initially on the 'indie' sub-label Island Red. Early singles reached the top 75 of the UK Singles Chart, with "Motorbike to Heaven" just missing out on a top 40 placing. First album, Drink Me (1995), reached No. 16 of the UK Albums Chart. The next three singles were all minor chart hits, but second album Ice Cream (1997) failed to match the success of the first. The band were dropped by Island Records and ultimately disbanded in 1998.

Van der Vlugt later formed Cowboy Racer, whose song "Yellow Horse" featured on the US television show, Grey's Anatomy. Pete Brown and Rob Wakeman established the popular entertainment site, BoreMe, which Pete Brown now runs on his own. Charley Stone has gone on to play in a number of bands including The Fallen Women and The Abba Stripes. Rob Wakeman released a few Tech House and Techno singles between 1999 and 2002, including Legs With Wings on City Rockers (2002). Wakeman, together with Jo Addison, formed the band Lapwing in 1999, appearing on various compilation albums from record labels including Mind Horizon Recordings and Dishy.

In 2016 Van der Vlugt and Kennedy began performing Salad songs acoustically as "Salad Undressed". They also performed their first radio session in 19 years at Phoenix FM in Brentwood. The duo, now joined by long time collaborator Donald Ross Skinner released an album entitled Good Love Bad Love in March 2018 - their first as Salad Undressed.

In 2017 the band announced that they would be playing two dates as a full electric band (with original bassist Pete Brown, guitarist Charley Stone and drummer Donald Ross Skinner joining van der Vlugt and Kennedy) in London before releasing a new album as a full band in 2018.




Aeroplane Sadness
- 1987-1992 - Pre-Salad demo recordings (2017)



My Life's Crown
It Came Apart In My Hands
Danger
Let'
s Go Sailing
I Am Cuckoo
On A Horse
In A House
Never Seen The Sun
Aeroplane Sadness
Babble
I'
ve Got Some Honey
Take It Away
Where You Been
Sally Sally Sally
Melanie From Another Planet
Hector The Horse


Singles Bar
- 2014-08-19 -



Kent
The king of love
Heaven can wait
Mistress
Diminished clothes
Clear my name
Come back tomorrow
On a leash
What do you say about that
Planet in the ocean
Problématique


Drink me
- 1995-03-16 -



Motorbike to heaven
Drink the elixir
Granite statue
Machine of menace
Overhear me
Shepherds' isle
Muscleman
Your ma
Warmth of the heart
Gertrude Campbell (Instrumental)
Nothing happens
N°1's cooking
A man with a box
Insomnia


Icecream
- 1997-05-19 -



U.V
Yeah yeah
Written by a man
Broken bird
Wanna be free
A size more woman than her
Cardboy king
Namedrops
Foreign cow
Terrible day
Wolves over washington
The sky's our terminal

Good Love Bad Love
- 2018-04-27 - Salad Undressed



Being Human
Evergreen
Relationship Dust
Nowhere Near
Door
I Love The Doctor
Moonshine
We'
ll Never Meet
Princes & Fools
Blue Cold Eyes
Hyacinth
Fine

The Lost Name of Album, Vol. 1
- 2018-06-01 -



Big Monkey Girl
Cut And Cover
Debonair
Underwater
Poor Peach
Wonderful Face
Lift
Billy
OK Again
Paper Cup
Els
And This Night
Wave
Amsterdam

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Bridesmaids' gimmicks
Decade of the brain
Down at monty'
s
Dream a little dream
I want you
Love song
Moon above my shoulder
One imitation smile
One in the bag
Palm trees on the moon
Party
Sleepwalking
Ugly fashion town

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Aeroplane Sadness 

My Life's Crown

You say you don't love me anymore baby
Well I read it in the newspapers
It's a pity you couldn't have told me yourself
I had to read it in the marriage column of the newspapers

Now they say you're getting married today
To someone I've never even met
And that she's calling you her pet
I'm biting hard on a bullet I made back at school

How I wish I was a child again
Rolling around in the mud
With some other good friends
Making lemonade, home-made lemonade

Sipping life through a straw
Knocking on Lady Luck's door
And I hope she's in, yeah I hope she's in
How can I wear the same shirts as I used to with you

You were once my life's crown
But now you're Mr Euston Brown
And I'm wearing a frown as big as the moon
It all happened so soon

What do you see, what do you see
What do you see in that oafish goon
I'm telling you, she's an oafish goon
I'm biting hard on a bullet I made back at school
Let's hope it don't go off
I need you

It Came Apart In My Hands

It came apart in my hands
Just fell apart in my hands
I'll shoulder all of the blame
I shouldn't play that kind of game

I always knew it would
Just like a good boy in school
Would eat up all of his pud

It came apart in my hands
Twenty miles of the Rio Grande
With trees and bushes thrown in
What a wonderful way to start again

I always knew it would
In fact I'd like to point out
That I always felt it should

Hoy, Capitaine!

It came apart in my hands
Just fell apart in my hands
While wondering what to do next
I packed my bags and headed west

It came apart in my hands

Danger

There's danger in your eyes
When you look at me that way
I've got nothing to hide behind
And no disguise

You're so cold
When I touch your arm
I feel I'm touching frozen fish in a fish farm
And so I turn away, hey, hey, hey

I can't say when it started
You used to warm the pants off me
Way back in '83
And it's true, I can show you that

We've got older
And you've got colder
And nothing's the same anymore
You've got stranger
I can feel the danger
That you don't love me anymore

How does it feel now you're all alone
All alone
Where do you go when you're out of town
Out of town
And did you know that you've let me down
And left me down

I can't say when it started
You used to warm the pants off me
Way back in '83
And it's true, I can show you that

We've got older
And you've got colder
And nothing's the same anymore
You've got stranger
I can feel the danger
That you don't love me anymore

Let's Go Sailing

Let's go sailing in my beautiful yacht
Let's go sailing 'cause you know it's all I've got
Splice the mainbrace, I'll be with you tonight
Look at my face even though it's not quite right

Let's fo sailing the Delaware Coast
Raise your glasses and make another toast
Splice the mainbrace, I'll be with you tonight
Look at my face

It feels so fine
As we sail out to Cape Cod
If you were mine
We'd be like two peas in a pea pod

Let's go sailing on your wonderful raft
Let's go sailing 'cause I know you like a laugh
Splice the mainbrace, check the capstan out for fluff
Look at my face

The moon is white
And the waves are crystal black
It feels so right
As we go sailing back

The sails are full
And the wind's north by north-west
I can feel the pull
Of the sea within my chest

We'll feel so fine
As we sail out to Cape Cod
If you were mine
We'd be like two peas in a pea pod

Let's go sailing in my beautiful yacht
Let's go sailing 'cause you know it's all I've got
Splice the mainbrace, I'll be with you tonight
Look at my face

The sails are full
And the wind's north by north-west
I can feel the pull
Of the sea within my chest

The moon is white
And the waves are crystal black
It feels so right
As we go sailing back

I am Cuckoo

I came over as a second-hand lover
I didn't want no other
Like a Plover
I swooped down on the eggs and I took them
To a nest on high
My babies in the sky
To a nest on high
My babies in the sky

I am cuckoo, like a Plover
I am cuckoo
I am cuckoo, like a Plover
I am cuckoo

I came over as a second-hand lover
I didn't want no other

On A Horse

I have painted bright pink Hetty's stable
She's the girl who always talks in Morse
I saw you in that film with Betty Grable
And she was sitting with you on a horse

On a horse
We could ride out to the coast
On a horse
We could even toast our love
On a horse
We could tip-toe through a stream
And of course
We'll have to visit Cheam

I'm floating down his river
I'm pausing on his hill
My heart is all a-quiver
Now I know he loves me still
I know he loves me still

On a horse
We could ride out to the coast
On a horse
We could even toast our love
On a horse
We could tip-toe through a stream
And of course
We'll have to visit Cheam

I love him in the morning
I love him in the night
I love him in the evening
'Cause he makes me feel alright
He makes me feel alright

On a horse
We could ride out to the coast
On a horse
We could even toast our love
On a horse
We could tip-toe through a stream
And of course
We'll have to visit Cheam

Well that was the Merry babes there with er
On a Horse, littl equine song there
How about trying new Purcell
Washes whiter with bubbly bubble-icious
Whiter than a million miles and smiles of children and child

In a House

I'm gonna go where the good people go
You'll find me in a house
At the end of the river, in a house
You'll find me in a house
At the end of the river

I'm gonna go where the good people go
I'm gonna show what the good people know
You'll find me in a house
At the end of the river, in a house
Directly up-river, in a house
With a Water Rat and a Water Mouse

Never Seen The Sun

Watch out 'cause he's never seen the sun
Watch out 'cause he's never seen the sky
Watch out, he ain't never gonna run
'Cause he's never seen the sky
The sky, the sky

Watch out 'cause he's never seen the sun
Watch out 'cause he's never seen the sky
Watch out 'cause he's never seen
What it's like to be alive and well outside

Golden reaper, nothing sweeter
It seems to me they're all the same to you
You, you

Baby, baby, baby
You've seen the light of day

Ice cream parlour, Chicken Masala
A recipe for happiness, ...ess, ...ess

Watch out 'cause he's never seen the sun
Watch out 'cause he's never seen the sky
Watch out 'cause he's never seen
What it's like to be alive and well outside

Lady, maybe, maybe
You've seen a brighter day

Hey, come on kids
Let's get down to the deck shop

OK, children
Let's get down to that deck shop

Aeroplane Sadness

When I saw a log on the fire
I recognized my model aeroplane
It took me three weeks to construct
This ending seemed abrupt

But my love for it will never ever die
Though my aeroplane will never ever fly

I made that aeroplane from Balsa wood
The wings were stiff, the camouflage was good
I'd hoped to fly it in the park
Before it got too dark

And my love for it will never ever die
Though my aeroplane will never ever fly

But alas it's gone
Buried in the garden
Next to Rover with his bone
And his mind
And sometimes I wonder
Did I really cry

Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
Why are you treating me this way
Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
You've left me feeling everything is grey

And though I am only nine
I speak three languages and drink italian wine
Jim, you are my father's friend
Is this the bitter end
For my love for you will never ever die
Though my age is low and yours is fairly high

But alas you're off
Flying to Australia
With your girlfriend by your side
And in your mind
And sometimes I wonder
Will I really cry

Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
Why are you treating me this way
Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
You've left me feeling everything is grey

But alas it's gone
Buried in the garden
Next to Rover with his bone
And his mind
And sometimes I wonder
Did I really cry

Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
Why are you treating me this way
Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
I'm going to pack my bags and run away

Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
Why are you treating me this way
Aeroplanes, aeroplanes
There's nothing that will make me want to stay

Babble

Babble!
Babble!

I've Got Some Honey

I've got some honey
But it's not the kind of honey that you eat
I've got some honey
But it's not the kind of honey that you buy in the shops
I've got some honey
Gonna be your sugar daddy take you out on the town tonight
I've got some money
Gonna take you out dancing, get you under the spotlight

Honey, honey, honey
Money, money, money
Honey, honey, honey
I'm gonna buy your love

I've got some honey
But it's not the kind of honey that you eat
I've got some honey
But it's not the kind of honey that you buy in the shops
I've got some money
Gonna buy you a new dress 'cause your old dress stinks
I've got some money
And it doesn't matter if I'm ugly 'cause money buys everything

Honey, honey, honey
Money, money, money
Honey, honey, honey
I'm gonna buy your love

Honey, honey, honey
Money, money, money
Honey, honey, honey
I'm gonna buy your love

Take it Away

One, two, three, four

Are you ever happy, did you ever know
The inside of a shoehorn is meant to glow
It's meant to glow

Are you ever lonely, have you ever seen
A Morphy Richards kettle with a silver sheen
That gives off steam

Take it away, take it away, take it away
Right away from here
Take it away, take it away, take it away
Keep the gangway clear

Is it even worth it, has it been pre-planned
You're hitching up your eyebrows, do you understand
We're undermanned, so

Take it away, take it away, take it away
Right away from here
Take it away, take it away, take it away
Keep the gangway clear

Wim Wenders amazing expanding suspenders
Are crying out to be hung up to dry

Are you ever happy, did you ever know
The inside of a shoehorn is meant to glow
It's meant to glow

So, take it away, take it away, take it away
Right away from here
Take it away, take it away, take it away
Right away from here

Take it away, take it away, take it away
Right away from here
Take it away, take it away, take it away
Keep the gangway clear

Where you been

I've had such a wonderful life
I've see laughter and I've seen tears
Audiences with the Royals
Washed behind my ears

I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been
Ah, I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been

Relaxed by placid lakes
I've climbed the highest mountains
I've worn furs and fakes
I've swam in crystal fountains

I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been
Ah, I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been

I've starred alongside Errol Flynn
Eaten breakfast with Mae West
I've seen a heap of jewellery
Oh yeah

I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been
Ah, I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been
Where you been, where you been, yeah

I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been
Ah, I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been

I've lived with Turks in Helium balloons
When I was working for the C.I.A.
I've seen my face reflected in the poshest spoons
I like to hang out in L.A.
You don't say

I really need to know where you been
I really need to know where you been
Ah, I really need to know where you been
I said I really need to know where you been

Sally Sally Sally

Sally, Sally, Sally
Sally don't you waltz in the dark
Sally, Sally, Sally
Sally please don't dance in that park

Is that a bus pass in your pocket
Or are you trying to elope
Is that a boyfriend in your cupboard
Or have you given up hope

It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
Since I heard from you

Sally, Sally, Sally
I hear you're opening a new boutique
Sally, Sally, Sally
I hope your sandals don't leak

Is that a chicken in your freezer
Or part of your boyfriend Bill
Is that a chicken in your freezer
And are you sure you're not ill

It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
Since I heard from you

It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
Since I heard from you

Sally, Sally, Sally
Sally don't you hide in the grass
Sally, Sally, Sally
Sally don't be so middle class

Is that a fish tank in your pocket
Or are you trying to elope
Is that a Beechnut in your fish tank
Or have you given up hope

It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
It's been sixteen long years
Since I heard from you

Melanie From Another Planet

Nobody knows where you've come from
Nobody knows where you've been
The only thing that anyone can tell us
Is what you've seen

We picked her up at the apartment
She'd climbed up a drainpipe or two
We put some but drink inside her
And she went blue

It turned out to be her natural hue anyway

Now we've been lovers for six years now
Anbd everything's rosy and pink
But ask Melanie about her childhood
And she'll just wink

Yes she will

I'm looking forward forward to Christmas
And Christmas looks forward to me
We sit around and open our presents
By the free

Daft people know what they want from life

She's a woman and I'm a man

She's Melanie from another planet
She's Melanie, oh yeah
She's unusually partial to fruit
Especially pears

She's Melanie from another planet
She's Melanie, oh yeah
She's unusually partial to fruit
Especially pears

Hector the Horse

Hector the horse was a funny old horse
He looked like an angel
Hector the horse as a matter of course
Worked on a treadmill

I should have known from the start
He was not very smart
But he looked like an angel
That's Hector the horse, the funny old horse
Who worked on a treadmill

Yet somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl
Yes somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl

Yes somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl
Oh yes somewhere in his world
He was such a pretty girl

Hector the horse was a funny old horse
He looked like an angel
Hector the horse as a matter of course
Worked on a treadmill

I should have known from the start
When I looked at his chart
That his whole life was dreadful
That's Hector the horse, the comedy horse
Who looked like an angel

Yet somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl
Yes somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl

Yes somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl
Oh yes somewhere in his world
He was such a pretty girl

Yet somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl
Yes somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl

Yes somewhere in his world
Hector was a girl
Oh yes somewhere in his world
He was such a pretty girl

Hector the horse
Hector the horse
Hector the horse
Hector the horse...

(Police Constable Jim McNab)
Ok Hector come out with your hands up
We've got you surrounded
It's no good running
We've read your dossier Hector
This time we're gonna put you in chains
And you're gonna go down for a very long time
We're gonna have you hoof-clamped Hector
That's Hector the Horse
Hector the horse
Hector the horse...

This is Police Constable Jim McNab
Signing off for MTV
 

Singles Bar

Kent

(Kent EP)

Casanova you had it all, but you had to die one day
Duchess Topless you had it all, but you had to cry one day
Cry one day, cry one day

Why don't you live in a house in Kent
Spend all your money in Brent
Why don't you live in a house in Kent
And don't ever move
Why don't you live in a house in Kent
Believe that it's heaven sent
Live in a house in Kent
And don't ever move

Senôr Picasso you had it all, but you had to die one day
Brandon Marlow you had it all, but you got to cry one day
Cry one day, cry one day

Why don't you live in a house in Kent
Spend all your money in Brent
Why don't you live in a house in Kent
And don't ever move
Why don't you live in a house in Kent
Believe that it's heaven sent
Live in a house in Kent
And don't ever move

Move, move, move ...

All you comedians you made us laugh, but you got to die one day
And cathedrals standing tall, well you got to fall some day
Fall some day, fall some day

Why don't you live in a house in Kent
Spend all your money in Brent
Why don't you live in a house in Kent
And don't ever move
Why don't you live in a house in Kent
Believe that it's heaven sent
Live in a house in Kent
And don't ever move

Move, move, move...

The king of love

(Kent EP)

The king of love sits in a field with his head in his hands
Says it's alright, in fact it's the way it was planned
We don't love his face, we don't love his hands
It's his mace, and the things we don't understand

The king of love - Oh no

Drinks white rum, says it's the liquor of kings
Phones his mum, "Where d'you hide my wig ?"
When the fridge opens wide, out jump Mungo and Madge ... Midge
No no, no no, no no, I don't need this bridge

The king of love - Oh no

Steeplechase, it's very popular here
They set it up to knock down the beer
You see them at lunch, all in a bunch year after year
But you never see them when the fat lady sings

The king of love - Oh no
The king of love - Yeah
The king of love - Oh no


Heaven can wait

(Kent EP)

You say you don't even care about love, well that's alright baby
I've got a face in my hair, I've got a face in my hair,
I've got a face in my yeah yeah yeah

You know what I should do with you now
I'll take you in hand, and walk you to a new land

Now I'm right about love, Now I'm right about hate
Now I'm right about tomorrow, Cos heaven can wait

You say you don't even care about toys, well that's alright baby
I've got a fish in my pond, I've got a fish in my pond
I've got a fish in my pond, I've got a fish and of it I'm fond

They say I shouldn't stand by the drinks machine
They tell me that the lime's run out

Now I'm right about love, Now I'm right about hate
Now I'm right about tomorrow, Cos heaven can wait

You say you don't even care about love, well that's alright baby
I've got a fish in my pond, I've got a fish in my pond
I've got a fish in my pond, I've got a fish in my pond
I've got a face in my hair, I've got a face in my hair,
I've got a face in my hair, I've got a face in my yeah yeah yeah

(Kent EP)

I'm so young and curvy at the hips
You can't wait to kiss my rosy lips
Hold me in between your finger tips
But It's you that I've got in my grip

Bring me flowers, make sure you're not seen
Put down the phone, pick up a magazine

Trouble

I'm so tired of hanging in the dark
Ignite me with your mother loving spark
When the hell you gonna leave your wife ?
Come on honey, what about My life

Bring me flowers, make sure you're not seen
Put down the phone, pick up a magazine

Trouble

Diminished clothes

(Disminished Clothes)

It's nautical with weirdos
The cinema stays dry
The underground its heroes
They're queueing up, my oh my

The polythene wigwam ritual
She's got a blue bikini
Two kisses and you're captive
Like something from Fred Fellini

The need to play grew up with the admiring
Of those in diminished clothes

They're marching in defiant
They carry their flags on high
The military hatchet people
Are giving their battle cry

There's Latin sounds on Sunday
With caramel crêpes at large
We haven't got a drift net
For happenings free of charge

The need to play grew up with the admiring
Of those in diminished clothes

Clear my name

(Disminished Clothes)

I have to clear my name
My name has been defamed
The bastards got me now, now

I have to run away
It's been a feteful day
I'd better learn to pray, to pray

Clear my name on this fateful day
Clear my name on this fateful day

You know the heavy crew
They're playing nearby you
Peddling themselves, peddling themselves

Clear my name on this fateful day
Clear my name on this fateful day

Come back tomorrow

(Disminished Clothes)

Come on baby - I want your milt

Come back tomorrow, I won't be getting home till then
Come back tomorrow, we'll trip the light fantastic in my bed

Don't you know that it's true, my hair was an igloo
Built from varnish and glue
All the love in the world could never heal it

Come round tomorrow, Take my advice and bring a silver comb
If you still love me, we'll sit a while between the shows

And they said that it's true, Brighton pier holds a message for you
All the seagulls that fly there whisper it softly
Well you got to wear it out, one false move will let it fall out
Yeah you gotta let it out, don't leave it hanging all about

And if your heartbeats are round you'll know that you are breathing
All these thoughts are profound, They take us up to touch the ceiling

Come back tomorrow, we'll trip the light fantastic in my bed

On a leash

(On a Leash EP)

I ripped your picture off the wall, I put it on a leash
I ripped your picture off the wall
Yes indeed how come you never sent my letters home
You left them in the trash
When I sent you my best wishes, you only did a dash

I took your picture off the wall, I put it on my leash
When you wrote my epitaph, did you have to be so beefy
Did you have to be so beefy, did you have to be so beefy
Beefy, beefy

I ripped your picture off the wall
I put it on a leash
You know the fact that you're so tall
I have to reach from underneath

No you don't know what I do
You just stake a claim on booze
You say you will be in the news
You just stake a claim on blues
And when I tell you I'm no friend
You just go round and round the bend
And everyone's a little mad
On a voyage round their dad

I ripped your picture off the wall
I put it on a leash
Perhaps I wasn't there at all
When you were underneath

How come you never called me your best friend
You leftme on the wall
When we went skating on that icy pond
You seemed to help me fall

No you don't know what I do
You just stake a claim on booze
You say you will be in the news
You just stake a claim on blues
And when I tell you I'm no friend
You just go round and round the bend
And everyone's a little mad
On a voyage round their dad

I ripped your picture off the wall
I put it on a leash

What do you say about that

(On a Leash EP)

I met a man yesterday
The sludge of love was in his way

What do you say about that
What do you say
What do you say about that
Say you what do
What do you say about that
Hey what do you mean
What do you say about that
Gimme shelter

I met a man yesterday
He fell over yesterday
Sludge was in his way
The sludge of love
I hear you say

What do you say about that
What do you say
What do you say about that
Say you what do
What do you say about that
Where are you coming from
Well hang loose girl

Lada, lada, give me your lada
Lada, lada, give me your lada

What do you say about that
What do you say
What do you say about that
What do you say
What do you say about that
Say what do you do
What do you say about that
How do you do

What do you say about that
@\^@\``-[
What do you say about that
Larry touché
What do you say about that
Gary toupé
What do you say about that
Barry cliché

Well, swing it
Swing it baby

Planet in the ocean

(On a Leash EP)

Somebody told me there's a planet in the ocean
We call it love of the girl
But we don't wanna be the potion
It's such a savoury world
There's a planet in the ocean
They call it love of the girl
Such a commotion
Cos it's apparently curled

Dichotomy
It's all around me now
It's all around me now
I'll wait for you somewhere

Well there's a planet in the ocean
They call it love of the girl
Did you bring the suntan lotion
And the parasol furled
In the ocean
It's a terrible world
Careful with the axis
This planet's love of the girl

Dichotomy
It's all around me now
It's all around me now
I'll wait for you somewhere

Problématique

(On a Leash EP)

I don't have a problem, why don't you come to me
I don't have a problem, do you believe in me
I don't have a problem, but always say please
I don't have a problem, now get down on your knees

I don't have a problem, with les valseuses
i don't have a problem, do you, do you

Mesdames et Messieurs, Fumer interdit
Les valseuses du facteur, Mesdames et Messieurs
"Votre" bagage s'il vous plait, J'ai le cafard comme tu vois
La boulangerie se trouve tout droit
La maison est jolie, L'oiseau chante avec les doigts trois fois
Ecoutez, le chat s'est assis sur le tapis
Merci, now down on your knees
And always say please

I don't have a problem
Why don't you come to me
I don't have a problem

 

Drink me

Motorbike to heaven

I'm gonna drive my motorbike to heaven
I'm gonna slice a lemon in two
And when the charcoal's burning bright
We'll be there, in heaven
I'm gonna fly my motorbike to you

I don't know why
But I've got a good idea that we'll meet again some day
It makes me cry
There's a memory of you standing in the woods
And then they sigh
Cos they've got a good idea that my hair is full of ferns

I'm gonna shine my hair in blooms
Because my mind is full of you
I think I'm gonna dust my room
Cos there's a notice in my head
I'm gonna shine my bike instead
Cos that's what the notice said

I'm gonna drive my motorbike to heaven
I'm gonna slice a lemon in two
And when the charcoal's burning bright
We'll be there, in heaven
I'm gonna fly my motorbike to you

I don't know why
But I've got a good idea that we'll meet again some day
It makes me cry
You're standing on a yacht and I don't know what to say
I dreamt last night
We were playing kiss and tell then I watched you fly away

Well there's a diamond in my car
And it's shining like a star
I feel I'm coming home to you
Cos there's a message in my soup
And it could be like yesterday
I wish you'd never gone away
Repeat 2nd and 3rd verses

Drink the elixir

The ground is getting frosty
Then small drops of mint on my scarf
My lifespan is an unknown
I've never strayed far from the path

I'll wrap myself in bandages
And leopard skin and bandages
And nobody will bother me
I'll wrap myself in bandages
Till it gets ridiculous
And nobody will bother me

Drink the Elixir

With Saturn on the stopwatch
There's hope for me yet on this Earth
But Venus had an off day
A century's gone by since my birth
I'll wrap myself in bandages...

Granite statue

Sitting in a garden with a face like a granite statue
I am winter solstice waiting like a granite statue

Just like a granite statue
I will come when the weather's fine
Just like a granite statue
I want to know what's on your mind

Every single time that I come here I can't tell you what I feel
I am so polite to you and courteous
I know that it's not real

I long to grab a hold of you and take you in my arms tonight
But when I feel I'm going to my courage flies away and I turn cold

Just like a granite statue
I will come when the weather's fine
Just like a granite statue
I want to know what's on your mind

Just like a granite statue
Statue, is that you, statue

Just like a granite statue
I will come when the weather's fine
But I'm a granite statue
And I know you'll not ever be mine
Just like a granite statue
Statue, is that you, statue...

Machine of menace

I'm versatile, Removable
I'm reversible, So edible
I'm the Machine of Menace

You put me in your place
So go on, the pleasure's mine
I gotta see your face
You put me in your place
So go on, I gotta see your face

I'm versatile, I'm flexible
I'm physical, Quite murderous
I'm the Machine of Menace

Chorus

Show me your face
I gotta see your face
Cos you put me in your place
So go on, the pleasure's mine
I gotta see your face

Incurable, Rememberable, I'm increasable
In fact delectable, Machine of Menace

Overhear me

The Bechstein was our lifeline
We could see our faces in the shine
And know it wasn't over

You never said you loved me
Even when we crowded out the children from the sofa

I hope you overhear me
I hope you overhear me
When I'm uttering my name for you

In case collected copies of The Times get faded before ninety nine
The trunk will stay locked shut

In the garden the ritual was acted out under every tree
Shame my favourite scenes were cut

Shepherds' isle

Don't take me there tonight
To the Sheperd's Isle
They say there's people walking in towelling dressing gowns
Awaiting trial

I don't want to go
I don't need to know
I don't want to go, a-ha...

The hounds hunt in fives
Gnashing teeth will eat you alive
So board this boat with me
Why so shaky, can't you see?

Chorus

Come all ye faithful
Tractor salesmen from hell
And when we're walking walking
We know we don't walk too well
I feel like crumbling buildings
With dust on the windowsills
It's such a mindless island
I feel like paying boredom bills
This boredom really kills

Muscleman

He's a muscleman, such a muscleman
Muscle up to him, He'll let you rub his tan
He's a muscleman, such a muscleman
Muscle in with him, he'll let you hold his hand

I'm now an apple that suits me fine
And I'm out of line, but we'll all be fine
And now I'm knackered and feeling kind
But I'm not even worth a dime
And that suits me fine, and that suits me fine

He's a muscleman, such a muscleman
Muscle up to him, He'll let you rub his tan
He's a muscleman, such a muscleman
Muscle in with him, he'll let you hold his hand

He's a muscleman, such a muscleman
He's a muscleman, yeah, he's my muscleman

I'm not an apple in a line
I'm that way inclined
For God's sake be mine
And please don't go blind

'Cause I've got this apple
And it needs a habit
And now I'm out of time
But you're a friend of mine

And we'll both be fine
And not out of line
Again you'll be mine
And that suits me fine

Yeah that suits me fine
He's a muscleman...
He's my muscleman

Your ma

I've got an itch that I can't fix
I'm gonna get your mother to mix me a drink
Just think

She takes my hand to put it up her skirt
I'll call you up to dish the dirt on her
So it doesn't reoccur

Your Ma will do it

I don't know where to hide
Before I know it her hand's inside
I know the damage that she can do with her hands untied
I try to keep her on hubbie's work
But if I don't stop she'll think I'm a jerk
A jerk

Chorus

Go on!
Upper grade...

I've got a problem with someone's mum
But she relieves me of my daily humdrum
And while I stand there taking off her dress
I guess I'm in a mess
Cos she wants a boy with the teenage drive
And knock his socks off his teenage life
And then I remember - She's your daddy's wife

Warmth of the hearth

Say it's not so
I can't even chant in the bath
I'm so alone
I'm coming home
I need the warmth of the hearth
The antique phone

Here comes the hearth
We're almost there baby
I'm on the path
Missing you already
Here comes the hearth
We're almost there baby
On the path

Say it's not so
Many's the dog that we've sent on the way
Down below I'm coming
I need the warmth of the flames
On my bones

Nothing happens

Waiting upstate in the pines
There's a man
Whose arms are twisted round the vines
Looking out for her to show
But she's late
The sound of the crickets all around
In the heat

In the heat
They say you'll sell your body to the heat

So he takes his muslin bag
To the well
Runs his fingers through his hair
He's unwell
Then the sea comes into view
And he moves downhill
Meets his car down by the bay
Drives away

Chorus

Come on now - gotta take it in your stride...
Well a fugitive can run but he can't hide

Nothing happens in the town
Nothing moves
A lone mosquito settles down
On a shoe

N°1's cooking

Everyone is twisted
Except the girl with the funny tattoo on her ankle
Funny tattoo on her knee, (I wish it was me)

Money and pleasure make me tick,
Enough to make you sick
She's a modern muse, With a mixed up bruise

Whichever way you're looking
No.1's the one that's cooking

But we've all got our place, This planet's got its funny ways
We just have a good time, (They have a bad time)

It's just awful doing nothing, When everything's so fine
Treading on a fragile line, We can't ignore the suffering
(But we do)

Chorus

And when the leaves turn brown
I hope I've still got my feet on the ground
It's too easy to feel guilty

Basically it's got to be said, That anyone with a pretty head
Could save the world instead, And I'm a guilty girlish thing
But charity makes my ego ring

Chorus

And all that is just twisted

A man with a box

In the 1920s a man with a box came to stay
In the 1930s the man with a box went away
In the 1940s a man with a box went beserk
In the 1950s the man with a box left for work

A man with a box could be loving and he knows it
But a man with a box don't work that way
A man with a box could be loving if he tried it
But his rainclouds are permanently grey

In the 1960s a man with a box opened up
In the 1970s the man with a box drained his cup
In the 1980s a man with a box came along
And in the 1990s a man with a box wrote this song

Chorus

A man with a box made a train escape from Euston
While his butterflies went wild in the woods
The police report stated that every year at Margate
The daisies grew a different shade of brown
Man...

Insomnia

Some say I'm ill
Sick as a parrot, bone-chilled
How does my face look today?
Don a smart cane in a dandy way
My head is full
I cannot think
Slip downstairs for a secret lemonade drink
Lemonade drink

Sleep cures everything
Sleep cures, if it's deep enough
Sleep cures everything but insomnia
Insomnia

Money - a modern factor
A quick rub down or a chiropractor
I kid you, you kid me
Take a close look at the family tree
Sex dreams, nightmares
Wake me up to the fact that nobody cares
Nobody cares

Chorus

I go out like a light
Clutch the heart of the night
I go out like a light
Clutch the heart of the night

Yoga turns, watering plants
Even a flapping limb dance
Anything but the job in hand
Gotta lift my head clean out of the sand
Out of the sand



Icecream

U.V

Stacey has informed me that
The 60's borrowed 20's fashion
I've lost all sense of city taste
I'll pick out all my favourite garms
And wear them with the tightest passion
I've lost the feeling in my face

The Jeweller blew me away
With his demands of green
To circle fingers in gold
I'll need a man less mean

I'm leaving pink for UV to see

Getting into flowers it seems
Birds a current living hobby
I needn't dress for the wild of life
It's pointless to complete with petals
Collars flapping, never take off
So de-wing with my pocket knife

The Jeweller blew me away
With his demands of green
To circle fingers in gold
I'll need a man less mean

I'm leaving pink for UV to see

The Jeweller blew me away
With his demands of green
To circle fingers in gold
I'll need a man less mean

I'm leaving pink for UV to see X2

Yeah yeah

Step outside the house and leg it into town
It's snowing now, the air is growing cold
I rubbed the dirt and stared in through the windowpane
I almost lost my mind - ooh yeah

They take you home and show you the street
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Got a lot of places where your friends all meet
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
And I don't care if you got long air
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Your mum's all right when she's out of the fight
She says you is mine but I don't know that's right

Go into the public house and drink them blind
Get kicked out and wake up in the road
When I peered inside with my binoculars
I almost lost my mind - ooh yeah

They take you home and show you the street
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Got a lot of places where your friends all meet
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
And I don't care if you got long air
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Your mum's all right when she's out of the fight
She says you is mine but I don't know that's right

They take you home and show you the street
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Got a lot of places where your friends all meet
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
And I don't care if you got long air
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Your mum's all right when she's out of the fight
She says you is mine but I don't know that's right

Written by a man

Get a boy with a toy
He'll never cease to amaze you
And every time he makes you smile
He'll never cease to please you
So get a boy as a toy
He'll never cease to amaze you
And every time he makes you smile
He'll never cease to please you
And when he leaves you having pleased you
He'll never cease to move you
Now when he calls at your door
He'll never cease to lose you

He was written by a man
Come and get it if you can
He was written by a man
On the side of a far grand grander plan
He was written by a man
Come and get it if you can

If you wanna play then play it safe
Into his hand of this man and his plan

Get a boy plus a toy
He'll never cease to amaze you
And when he smiles he takes his time
He'll never cease to please you
And when he leaves you having pleased you
He'll never cease to move you
Now all the time he gets annoyed
Find someone who loves you
So never mind if you find that
He's walked out on you
Now when he calls at your door
He'll never cease to lose you

He was written by a man
Come and get it if you can
He was written by a man
On the side of a far grand grander plan
He was written by a man
Come and get it if you can

On a count of eight let's participate
With this man and his plan

He was written by a man
Come and get it if you can
He was written by a man
On the side of a far grand grander plan
He was written by a man
Come and get it if you can

If you wanna play then play it safe
Into his hand of this man and his plan

Broken bird

The backroom card game under smoky mobiles
The lift attendent who's been riding for miles
Safari season is upon us once more
The lion's share to the man by the door

She twists her body like a broken bird
And staggers to the lift without a single word

Her taking leave of the spinning room
Leaves rain unwatched under eyeing moon
In third floor peace dwelling on he fate
She dents the side of the bed with her sparrow weight

She twists her body like a broken bird
And cranes her neck down slowly to the water

As luck would have it she desired that man
So she threw away hearts to weaken her hand
The winner in a grey suit fills the frame
Unaware that she's still playing her game

She twists her body like a broken bird
As waves roll up the shore and break softly

Wanna be free

And you say that you wanna be free
But you can't cos you're looking at me
Hold you tight in my arms and you'll see
I am the one

Awake in sweat, the air is hot and thick
And the pillow's wet, I'm feeling kind of sick
You're lying there alive and breathing deep
Your frown is tight - you've been thinking in your sleep

And you say that you wanna be free
But you can't cos you're looking at me
Hold you tight in my arms and you'll see
I am the one

I'll hold you down with promises and threats
Remind you how it was when we first met
Let's take a boat to tha dark side of the lake
And share a joke cos there's music in the trees

And you say that you wanna be free
Well you can't cos you're looking at me
Hold you tight in my arms and you'll see
I am the one

I was the one - the oyster to your pearl
I've loved you more than a thousand other girls
So we'll sing our song - it's been haunting us for years
Spin me to the sun and we'll kiss the world our cheers

And you say that you wanna be free
But you can't cos you're looking at me
Hold you tight in my arms and you'll see
I am the one

A size more woman than her

It's a magical phase I'm going through
But it means so little without you
Hold my hand and we'll feel better
Let's go outside as the sky goes redder
Other girls don't do it this way
And you knew it otherwise why would you have stayed
All the things that the world keeps bringing
They're very nice but they just mean nothing

Oh - I loved you so
But now I'm back on my feet
My life is really sweet
So don't come begging for more
Cos all I'll do is slam the door
No - you've sunk too low
She's got a wardrobe to please
Thinks you're the bee's knees
And she may have a pretty purr
But I'm a size more woman than her

It's a magical phase I'm going through
Never been so happy without you
Her eyes are blue but her lipstick's faded
Her teeth are nice but her skin is jaded
She's got a front but I'll tell you this much
Underneath is a token cleavage
Got to steer round her lips while kissing
And that's no joke cos her lips are missing

Oh - I wish you'd go
After all you got a girl
But now you know full well
That she can't even count to three
So who's sorry now, well not me
Oh - I wish she'd go
She's got a taster for you
Loves all that you do
But you can't rest your head in her curves
Cos I'm a size more woman than her .....

Cardboy king

Wait until the caller ends
The conversation with his mother
Then take his place inside the box
And plaster one wall then the other
Pictures do the work of words
Adverts for the modern lover

He's the cardboy king
And he's distributing as always
The girls can stay indoors
And then he visits them in turn

Take a daily risk of up to
A grand and half as much again
He's mapped out his career of sorts
But going nowhere no matter how many men
Will his heart shack up with any of
Polly, Tanya, Kim or Pen
Dear old Pen

He's the cardboy king
And he's distributing as always
The girls can stay indoors
And then he visits them in turn

Messing up the BT decor
Till they've fallen on the floor
Messing up the BT decro
Till they've fallen on the floor

It doesn't go down popular
With the generation libido free
Catch him in the act and they will
Throw him over their collective knee
But seeing wrinkle echo wrinkle
Wouldn't that be lovely ?
Lovely

He's the cardboy king
And he's distributing as always
The girls can stay indoors
And then he visits them in turn

He's the cardboy king
And he's distributing as always
Always distributing

He's the cardboy king
And he's distributing as always
The girls can stay indoors

Namedrops

You don't even know your name
You get on a bicycle
And bend the frame

Samson in a cage
Gave him some wine and Danish
Man, was he depraved

Raindrops, teardrops
Give me some real food
Like out on the balcony

Hamish in a den
Now that I'm seventeen
He must be ten

You don't seem to love me any more
I gave you my word of honour
You sprinkled your path with gravel
Angels fell from the sky

You don't even know your name
You get on a bicycle
I get on a plane

Namedrops on a hill
Perhaps in a distant valley
They'll be still

You don't seem to love me any more
I gave you my word of honour
You sprinkled your path with gravel
Angels fell from the sky

You don't seem to love me any more
I gave you my word of honour
You sprinkled your path with gravel
Angels fell from the sky

Namedrops on a hill
Perhaps in a distant valley
They'll be still

Foreign cow

So she waltzes by
Her sky is as high as sky
The apple of her eye
She doesn't even try

She knows she's a foreign cow
She knows it and how
She knows she's a foreign cow
She knows it and how

You give them shit
And they take it
Spend a little energy just for kicks
But remember for a second
That you're not Bill Hicks

Give a little bit
You know there's time for it
Give a little bit
You know you want it
Give a little bit
You know you're gonna be sick
Of slapping everyone around

Freedom is the key
Just how free do you wanna be
She's taken it too far
Now she wants a bigger car

She knows she's a foreign cow
She knows it and how
She knows she's a foreign cow
She knows it and how

Royalty doesn't make you sound
Spend a little money on a house in town
Don't you know your face is ugly
When you pull that frown

Give a little bit
You know there's time for it
Give a little bit
You know you want it
Give a little bit
You know you're gonna be sick
Of slapping everyone around

I want a piece of that pie
And no-one's gonna take it away
And if you cross my path
You know I'm gonna hate you
You know I'm gonna hate you all day

Give a little bit
You know there's time for it
Give a little bit
You know you want it
Give a little bit
You know you're gonna be sick
Of slapping everyone around

Give a little bit
You know there's time for it
Give a little bit
You know you want it
Give a little bit
You know you're gonna be sick
Of slapping everyone around X3

Terrible day

It's a terrible day for you
Cos he's left you feeling blue
All alone all alone all alone - you're all alone
All alone all alone all alone - the seeds are sown

Well the seeds are sown
Of discontent
And you're washed your hands of the incident
Washed your hands

It's a terrible day for you
Cos he's run away with someone new
All alone all alone all alone - you're all alone
All alone all alone all alone - the seeds are sown

Oh yeah the seeds are sown
Of discontent
And you've put your bedsit up for rent

All alone all alone all alone - you're all alone
All alone all alone all alone - Your hopes have flown
Yeah your hopes have flown

Well your hopes have flown
Into air
Cos you throught you had a life to share
Life to share

Wolves over washington

Space looks good today
It doesn't realy change
Looking up from 5th street
The moon's within your range

Space looks good today
Take us for a ride
I can see the big apple
And it's 50 wings wide

Wolves over Washington
Fly with me tonight
The streets of New York want you
Fly with me tonight

Space looks good today
It's a jester ride on the giant slide
Is that a manicure or do they just grow that way ?

Space looks good today
A card game on the way
Our glasses reflect everything
When's the big day ?

Wolves over Washington
Fly with me tonight
The streets of New York want you
Fly with me tonight

Wolves over Washington
Fly with me tonight
The streets of New York want you
Fly with me tonight

Space looks good today
I'm glad we're on our way
If we get there really quick
We can call ourselves
Aerodynamic

Wolves over Washington
Fly with me tonight
The streets of New York want you
Fly with me tonight

The sky's our terminal

Hit the mission abort button
Coitus interruptus
Tried to leave the world free spinning
Someone surely stopped us

Wait a day
Second engine is OK
Here we go again
One more delay
Couldn't think what to say
This is no test
We've been told

The sky's our terminal

There's a message come through from my other home
It's my daughter's birthday
If I feel over the moon about that special new
I'd end up in a worse way

Wait a day
Second engine is OK
Here we go again
One more delay
Couldn't think what to say
This is no test
We've been told

The sky's our terminal X2

Hit the mission abort button
Coitus interruptus
Tried to leave the world free spinning
Someone surely stopped us

Wait a day
Second engine is OK
Here we go again
One more delay
Couldn't think what to say
This is no test
We've been told

The sky's our terminal X4 ...

Good Love Bad Love

Being Human

Being human
It's very strange
Being human
It's all the rage
Being human
So very strange

I've tried a lot of things
But this is off the page

Being human
It's got the lot
Being human
Honey's in the pot
Being human
Feeling hot

I've tried a lot of things
But I'm glad of what I've got

Where to go
What to do
So many choices
Open to you

It's not original
You know we've been here before
It's not original
It's all been done before
Take me to the floor

I've tried a lot of things
But this is off the page

Being human
What a stroke of luck
Must try harder to catch up
Catching up with you
I'm on your side

Gotta do this hand in hand
To enjoy the ride

Evergreen

I hear you calling out to me
Your voice is soothing as can be
As it rides a million miles crying out my name
It's softly singing on the breeze

You don't have to save me
I'm an evergreen
My leaves are never down
I'm an evergreen

We parted badly yesterday
We'd partied madly through the day
And when the fun was through we went our separate ways
Our love was damaged in the haze

You don't have to save me
I'm an evergreen
My leaves are never down
I'm an evergreen

You don't have to save me
I'll tell you once again
I'm an evergreen

Save me
Save me

I see my sister ride to me
She ride across the rising sea
She can ride a million miles
And still she won't be free
I see my sister ride to me

You don't have to save me
I'm an evergreen
My leaves are never down
I'm an evergreen

You don't have to save me
You don't have to save me
You don't have to save me
I'm an evergreen

You don't have to save me
I'll tell you once again
I'm an evergreen
I'll tell you once again
I'm an evergreen

You don't have to save me
I'm an evergreen
You don't have to save me
You don't have to save me

I'll tell you once again
I'm an evergreen

Relationship Dust

Relationship dust
You're beginning to count the cost
How to split the records up
There's a question

Who's gonna get the steely Dan
Here's a clue
I am

Betrayal of trust
Had to be an outlet for that lust
How to cleave the kitchenware
Pots and pans silverware
Her's a hint
I don't care
I'll eat my meals off paper plates

Relationship dust
Let's dissect it
Let's dissect it
Relationship dust
Must we

Where did it all go wrong
There's a query, there's a query
Was it when I wrote this stupid song
No because you hadn't done

Relationship dust
You're beginning to count the cost
How to split the bookshelf up
There's a question
Who's gonna keep the invisible man
Her's a clue
I am
Well I'll eat my meals off paper plates

Relationship dust
Let's dissect it
Let's dissect it
Relationship dust
Must we

Where did it all go wrong
There's a query, there's a query
Was it when I wrote this stupid song
No because you hadn't done
She's right

Nowhere Near

You think I like you
You're nowhere near
And if you think it's friendship
What do you think I'm doing here

Because I love you, love you, love you, love you
And if you think I like you
You're nowhere near

You're nowhere near
You're nowhere near
You're nowhere near

Please believe me
Let me make it clear
Please believe me
Let me make it clear

Let's go away
Get away from here
To a far off paradise
That's nowhere near

Because I love you, love you, love you, love you
And if you think I just like you
You're nowhere near

You're nowhere near
You're nowhere near
You're nowhere near

Please believe me
Let me make it clear
Please believe me
Let me make it clear

You're nowhere near
You're nowhere near
You're nowhere near

Please believe me
Let me make it clear
Please believe me
Let me make it clear

You think I like you
You're nowhere near
And if you think it's just friendship

Door

You say you don't love me no more
You say you don't love me no more
I look at my watch
Can't believe that it stopped
'Cause you say you don't love me no more

You open the door with your eyes
You open the door with your eyes
'Cause you've got a way to make me obey
When you open the door it's goodbye

Now I'm outside
I'm trying to understand
Just what it is
That you've got planned

Are you holding
Are you holding
Another sucker's hand

Now I'm walking past your front door
Yes I'm walking past your front door
I used to go in now my life's in the bin
So I walk right on by that old door

Now I'm outside
I'm trying to understand
Just what it is
That you've got planned

Are you holding
Are you holding
Another sucker's hand

I love the doctor

We were meant to be together
That's what I told the doctor
We were meant to ski together
That's what I told him

If only he could see
I've got a blameless history
We were meant to be together
The doc and me

I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to chase away the blues
Yes, I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to elevate my mood

We could have some good times together
Me and the doctor
Life could be sublime together
That's what I told him
If only he could see
His smile sets me free
We were meant to be together
The doc and me

'Cause I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to chase away the blues
Yes, I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to elevate my mood

We were meant to be together
That's what I told the doctor
We were meant to see each other
On neutral ground
If only he could see
We got matching geography
We were meant to be together
The doc and me

Yes, I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to chase away the blues
Yes, I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to elevate my mood

I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to chase away the blues
Yes, I love the doctor
It's true
He can write me out a script to chase away the blues

Moonshine

Going down to the dark side of the town
Gonna get down to the bad side of the tracks
I wanna meet you there at the Prickly Pear
There's some things I'd like to tell you
When we're down there
Wanna whisper in your ear
All the things I know you wanna hear
Like how I'm gonna whisk you away
To the other side of the railroad tracks
Some bright and sunny day

But in the meantime
I got some moonshine in my sack
And once you've tasted it
There's no going back

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our bed

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our heads

Your mama, your mama
Your mama

Your mama won't like it
But I wanna take you away from here
Your papa
He despises me
But let me make this clear
I love you baby
I'll love you for a thousand years

But in the meantime
I got some moonshine in my sack
And once you've tasted it
There's no going back

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our bed

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our heads

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our bed

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our heads

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our heads

See how the moon shine
All through the night time
Glowing in our heads

We'll never meet

We'll never meet
And it's breaking me in two
We'll never meet
What am I gonna do

I've seen you in the street
And I've seen you on the screen
But never anywhere
In between

I've followed you
I've followed your career
I take great interest
In the way you appear

I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking
I'll never know what it's like to miss you

I've got your gallery
Of images
I wear your jewellery
Your jewellery

I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking
I'll never know what it's like to miss you

I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking
I'll never know what it's like to miss you

I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking, We'll never meet
I keep thinking
I'll never know what it's like to miss you

Princes & Fools

Sometimes I wonder what it's all about
I sit and ponder to work it out

Let's not disagree
Let's not disagree

When I first met you
You made me shout
That shout of gladness has petered out

Let's not disagree
Let's not disagree
Let's not disagree
Let's not disagree

Of all the princes
And all the fools
I choose you
But I don't understand the rules
You put me through

What's your agenda
Is it written down
I'll be your princess
Will you be my clown

Let's not disagree
Let's not disagree
Let's not disagree
Let's not disagree
Yeah, yeah

Of all the princes
And all the fools
I choose you
But I don't understand the rules
You put me through

Blue Cold Eyes

With your blue cold eyes
You freeze me to the wall
I'm in a state
Can't get nothing done at all

Since we first me
It's always been the same
I feel like a pawn
In your game

Your blue cold eyes
Have got me on the run
Away from myself
Oh, what have I become

Since we first me
You've had me in your grip
But here's the thing
It doesn't hurt a bit
I'm not free
But maybe that's the way it's gotta be

How your blue cold eyes
Have cast their spell
I've become the person
You know so well

Since we last met
I've fathomed out your game
And what I'm scenting
Is a rose by any other name

I'm not free
But maybe that's the way it's gotta be

I'm not free
But maybe that's the way it's gotta be
Yeah

Well I'm not free
'Cause I find it hard to disagree
With your blue cold eyes

Have cast their spell
I've become the person
You know so well

I'm not free
But maybe that's the way it's gotta be
With your blue cold eyes

Hyacinth

I met you in the garden
Down by the wishing well
As soon as I saw yoru violet eyes
I could tell

Over by the clocktower
I could feel the pealing bell
When I fell into your violet eyes
I could tell
I could tell you were the special one

Let me raise you on a plinth
Let me raise you on a plinth
Hyacinth, hyacinth

Let me raise you on a plinth
Let me raise you on a plinth
Hyacinth, hyacinth

The garden warm and hazy
The sky appears in blue
All the birds were softly sleeping in the trees

I lay with you that evening
Upon the summer lawn
And when I heard your golden song
I knew you were the one
I could tell you were the special one

Let me raise you on a plinth
Let me raise you on a plinth
Hyacinth, hyacinth

Let me raise you on a plinth
Let me raise you on a plinth
Hyacinth, hyacinth

I could tell you were the special one

Let me raise you on a plinth
Let me raise you on a plinth
Hyacinth, hyacinth

Let me raise you on a plinth
Let me raise you on a plinth
Hyacinth, hyacinth

Fine

I've been through the wars
I came out the other side
Been through the wars
I'm so glad to be alive

I'm so glad
I'm so glad to be alive

I've been in a nightmare
It seemed real at the time
Now I've awoken
It's gonna turn out fine

It's gonna
It's gonna turn out fine
Now that you are mine

And the sun is in the sky
And the moon is on my side

The darkness has gone
I'm out in the open air
The colours flow back
They are in everything

I'm so glad
I'm so glad to be alive

I've been through the wars
And I've seen the other side
Found I don't need anyone
I'm ready to just move on

Because love make me strong
And fun don't last too long
And eventually I'd like to turn out fine
To where the sun is in the sky
And I no longer need to lie to myself

 

Non Albums Tracks

Bridesmaids' gimmicks

(Cardboy king EP Part 1)

You just give me
Bridesmaids' gimmicks
There's a glacé cherry
On your wedding cake

Your ex-boyfriend's crying
In the background
Hiding behind
The easter candle

Glasgow italian ice cream family
Makes you feel better in the rain
Driving around in a musical van
Helps you hide the pain

I wish I could be home for easter
To light the votive candle
But all I do is paint my toes
This family's too hard to handle

You just give me
Bridesmaids' gimmicks
Silver tin foil and ribbons and lace
Confetti and painted faces

*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Decade of the brain

(I want you EP Part 1)


Since the many sided coin
Went up into the air
And never came back down
That's when I got scared

It's the decade of the brain
But whose?
Pick up empty matter grey
That's blown a fuse

Since the many sided coin
Fell into the lap of
The gods at the party
That's when I relaxed


*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Down at monty's

(Cardboy king EP Part 1)

The biggest laugh to be had in town
Is down at monty's
The paint is drying on the skirting board
The place is empty

I use the submarine ashtray
So it feels wanted
Nicotine stains will once again
Coat walls at monty's

But what is this apologetic fanfare?
I hope there's life after death

Backstage at the aftermath
The manager's pat
In two years from now
Who knows where you're at

The jokes are hanging saliva
Off his spent mouth
His lines on public lips
North west and east and south

The biggest laugh to be had in town
Was down at monty's
The paint's dried and it's curling up
The joint lies empty

*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Dream A Little Dream

( Help LP - With Terry Hall )

Marijne :
Stars shining bright above you,
Night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you";
Birds singin' in the sycamore tree;
Dream a little dream of me...

Terry Hall :
Say "nighty-night" and kiss me,
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me;
While I'm alone and blue as can be,
Dream a little dream of me...

Marijne :
Stars fading, but I linger on, dear,
Still craving your kiss;
I'm longing to linger til dawn, dear,
Just saying this:

Terry Hall :
Sweet dreams til sun beams find you,
Sweet dreams that leave our worries behind you;
But in your dreams, whatever they be,
Dream a little dream of me

Marijne & Terry Hall :
Stars fading, but I linger on, dear,
Still craving your kiss;
I'm longing to linger til dawn dear,
Just saying this:

Marijne & Terry Hall :
Sweet dreams til sun beams find you,
Sweet dreams that leave our worries far behind you;
But in your dreams, whatever they be,
Dream a little dream of me.

*** A great thanx to Rafet For this one ***

I want you

( I want you EP )

You know I loved you
When I first set eyes on you
And now you tell me
You felt the same way too

Now I want you
I want you
Yes I want you to know that
Loving you has changed my life

My life was empty
A meaningless charade
Before I met you
I played the losing card

Sad as I was
I always knew that
Love would come to me
Now that you're here
My happiness is
Boundless as can be

Yes I want you to know that
Loving you has saved my life

*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Love song

(Yeah yeah EP Part 2)

I'm just so beside myself
With my endless love for you
Love for you
Can't respond to things I see or touch
The way I normally do
Normally do

I can't seem to get on without you

I'm so glad you're here
All I need is a nice cup of tea
And a comedy
A comedy
Keeps me up there with the stars
With my feet on the ground
No one else around

When I walk beside you in the dark
I know I'll love you
For ever
When I put my hand upon your shoulder
Feel it moving
Moving closer


*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Moon above my shoulder

(Cardboy king EP Part 2)

It's coming quick
It's shining down
It comes
From all around

I've got the moon above my shoulder

And now I know
Just what to do
I'm running fast
To be with you

I've got the moon above my shoulder

I know what I need
My baby knows it too
When we return to earth
We'll tell a tale or two

I'll take you down
To the long grass
And we will kiss
And we will clasp
It takes us up
Aaaah
The moonlit sky
Shines down on us

And now the moon's upon our bodies
Yes the moon's upon our bodies

*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

One imitation smile

(Cardboy king EP Part 2)

I can sleep in a chair
When the air is close
And the book is hardly started
You know I never pray
But i might one day
For those around departed

One imitation smile
Curls round your glass
I can see through white wine
One imitation smile
Curls round your lips
I can see right through you

I'm modelled in wax
But in good hands now
I'll burn up at both ends
Half dead with fatigue
In a social storm
I can gather all my close friends

I get the heaviest blues
And the shortest fuse
When the glutton party beckons
My rattle is a draw
On the restaurant floor
They'll soon be up for seconds

Right through

*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

One in the bag

(I want you EP Part 2)

There's one in the bag
For the laughing hag

There's one in the bag
For the fool on the hill
And one in the bag for you
There's one in the bag for you

There's one in the school
For the laughing moose
And one in the leg for you
Yeah there's one in the head
For the laughing moose
And everyone's herring fool

Mary's vineyard of toys
Will open my eyes to her joys

As I walk down her path
Her eyes beckon me to her bath

Oh, oh, I am in love with her

But there's one in the bag
For the laughing hag


*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Palm trees on the moon

(Yeah yeah EP Part 1)


Stick palm trees on the moon
Eradicate the gloom
The place needs clearing up and dusting down

We'll sunbathe through the day
And sip on chardonnay
Until the earth comes up
Then we'll bed down

I was first one in the line
The waiting taking time
I counted two suns up
And one moon down

Ticket number one
Ticket number two

(I'm a loony passenger with you)

Ticket number one
Ticket number two

Gonna stick those plastic green fantastic
Palm trees on the moon

Devoid of coconut
I'll shout across to you
"What weather here!"

i'll want to tell my friends
when the holidaying ends
that they should book up early
for next year

Postcard send it fast class!

*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Party

(Yeah yeah EP Part 2)

Party, take her to the party
Give the girl some smarties
She's the lucky one now
Banging banging party
Footprints on the carpet
The people look enticing
The pillows look inviting
Pull up her pyjamas
Her pyjamas

Forgetting her own simon
Talking to the doorman
Wants to take him surfing
She thinks he is Keanu
She gets what she deserves
He's a lucky fella
Toes are touching tiles now
Touching in the bathroom
In the bathroom

Party
At the party

I guess you're wondering
Why I asked you here today
Party, she gets through her candy
Brings her girlfriend mandy
Hope she loosens up now
Before the midnight hour
Get him in the shower
Wants to be deflowered
She likes watching parties


*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Sleepwalking

(Yeah yeah EP Part 1)

I walk about and then I wake up
I scream and shout before I wake up
But the thing is I'm aware of this hell
You go to bed waiting for my yell

You ask me questions and I reply
It's an obsession, you ask me why
You don't understand I'm in sleepwalking land
Just leave me alone or give me a hand

They call it sleepwalking
I'd say it's more like bedroom stalking
I'm gonna hurt someone

I've been sleepwalking
I'd say it's more like bedroom stalking
The harm has been done

I've been asleep generating heat
And suddenly I'm out in the street
I feel blue, I am you
Up against the wall out across the hall
Next time it won't be such a close call

They call it sleepwalking
I'd say it's more like bedroom stalking
I'm gonna hurt someone

I've been sleepwalking
I'd say it's more like bedroom stalking
It's the weirdest thing I've done

I've been sleepwalking
My mouth now does it own talking
Don't know where I'm coming from

I've been sleepwalking
My mouth now does it own talking
Tomorrow should be fun


*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

Ugly fashion town

(I want you EP Part 1)

Well it's an ugly fashion town
And I don't want to get you down
But it's an ugly place to live

The boys and girls look so serene
In their professionally torn jeans
But their smiles are insincere

Well it's an ugly fashion town
And the people who mill around
Seem to share a vacant stare
As they walk across the village square

There's a marina and a mall
Where you can see them on the pull
In their silken padded shirts

The chimneys bellow grisly smoke
And the freeways are choked
It's such an ugly place to live

There's a marina and a mall
Where you can see them on the pull
In their floral pleated skirts

Well it's an ugly fashion town
And I don't want to settle down
I'm getting the first train west
I can almost feel the sweet clean air
Returning to my chest

*** A great thanx to Oba For this one ***

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