B i o g r a p h y
 (by LastFm)

The Heavy are a soul-influenced indie rock band which formed in Bath, England in 2007. The band consists of Kelvin Swaby (vocals), Dan Taylor (guitar), Spencer Page (bass), Chris Ellul (drums) and formerly, Hannah Collins (keyboards). According to Songfacts, when The Heavy performed How Do You Like Me Now? on Late Night With David Letterman, they so impressed the host that he asked the band to play some more - the first time that’s ever happened on the show.

The band claims to be from the village of Noid, England, near Bath. However, no such town exists in England. “Noid” has been suspected of being a pun on the “No ID, No Sale” campaign in pubs in the UK.

The core of The Heavy are Swaby and Taylor, who have known each other for a decade. Swaby’s parents were one of the first West Indian families to move to Bath. One of eleven siblings, he grew up surrounded by reggae, Prince and Two Tone as well as the hip hop he embraced so fervently. When he met Taylor they bonded over vintage rhythm and blues and the movies of Jim Jarmusch.

Despite starting with an Atari and a four track, the pair soon recruited Corin Dingley/(drums/co production on first album) and Page (bass) and began gigging as a four piece. Perhaps their unique sound is in part the result of coming from a town they describe as “the graveyard of all ambition”.

The Heavy’s second album, ‘The House That Dirt Built’ is out on Counter Records on 5th October 2009. With a background in the joys of sampling and a foreground in scuzzy guitar, bass and beaten up drums, with schizo music tastes and a West Country pace, they’ve been building brick by dirty brick. Now they’d like to welcome you into their beautiful home for a little nose around, a kind of party if you like. And if a little blood gets spilled then that’s just how it is. Nobody said it was going to be a spread from Hello magazine. It will, though, be the best party you’ve ever been to.

‘Oh No! Not You Again’ starts things off, hitting like the garage-punk monster it is, Shingae Shoniwa of The Noisettes offering up the backing vox on a tune which sounds like Little Richard posssessed by the devil and turned up to 11. Main single, ‘How You Like Me Now?’ is pure voodoo-funk. ‘Sixteen’ channels the ghost of Screamin’ Jay into a tawdry tale of Satan and his young bride. ‘Short Change Hero’ is an epic Spaghetti Western love song calling on the youth to drop their tools. ‘No Time’ combines a filthy break with thundering riffing about losing the love that was supposed to be forever. ‘Long Way From Home’ is punk-blues of genuine yearning. ‘Cause For Alarm’ is a reggae/2 Tone stepper, all crunched up and beaten-up for size. ‘Love Like That’ is King Jammys updated Final tune. ‘What You Want Me To Do’ combines the intensity of Hendrix with an obia ceremony. ‘Stuck’, shows that for all the wide-eyed madness, The Heavy can also come out with the most affecting love songs which effortlessly combine their many influences into something both completely new and utterless timeless.

Mixed and produced by Jim Abiss (best known for his work on the first Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Kasabian) and with Noisettes input on three tracks (The Heavy toured with them and have all became firm friends), ‘The House That Dirt Built’ represents a huge step forward from an already fantastic debut in ‘Great Vengeance & Furious Fire’.

Since then The Heavy have toured the world and, where the first record was sample-based, the new one is much more a product of working as a band. Like the early rock ‘n’ roll, blues and rhythm and blues which have influenced it, ‘The House That Dirt Built’ is larger than life, funny, terrifying and occasionally beautiful. It is, in fact, a house you’ll want to visit again.




Great Vengeance and Furious Fire
- 2007-10-27 -



Brukpocket's Lament
Colleen
Set Me Free
That Kind of Man
Doing Fine
Dignity
You Don't Know
Girl
In the Morning
Who Needs the Sunshine

The House That Dirt Built
- 2009-10-13 -



The House That Dirt Built
Oh No! Not You Again
How You Like Me Now
Sixteen
Short Change Hero
No Time
Long Way from Home
Cause for Alarm
Love Like That
What You Want Me to Do
Stuck


The Glorious Dead
- 2012-08-21 -

Can’t Play Dead
Curse Me Good
What Makes A Good Man
The Big Bad Wolf
Be Mine
Same Ol’
Just My Luck
The Lonesome Road
Don’t Say Nothing
Blood Dirt Love Stop


Hurt & the Merciless
- 2016-04-01 -



Since You Been Gone
What Happened to the Love
Not the One
The Apology
Nobody'
s Hero
Miss California
Turn Up
A Ghost You Can't Forget
Last Confession
Mean Ol' Man
Slave to Your Love
Goodbye Baby

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Great Vengeance and Furious Fire

Brukpocket's Lament

I tried to love her, best that I could
I tried to live, like a good man should
I tried to hard, but where did I go
For my baby don't want to know

I saw a doctor, please understand
I need assistance, a chemical hand
Give me release, my head's 'bout to blow
Oh my baby don't want to know

I saw a priest, let me explain
Baby Jesus gonna hear my pain
I read the book but his hard to follow
Still my baby don't want to know

I saw my mama, mama hold me still
I'm starting to talk, like I'm mentally ill
Fetch me my rifle, I've done all I could
No my baby don't come for good

I'm sorry, baby
I'm so sorry, baby

Colleen

She want everything
She want the Gucci and the Louis things
All the Juicy and Canary Blue
She want the kind of things that go in style

And she won't give it up
Until you give her just about enough
Those girls are so dangerous
It's enough to make a lover broke

Now do you want that love
Do you need that love
She's gonna make you broke
She's gonna make you broke

Now do you want that love
Do you need that love
She's gonna make you broke
She's gonna make you broke

Cute magazine
Checking out the inner scene
Can't afford to book the credit sleeve
Before she know it then she's in for g's

Now don't take it personal
If you're running with this kind of girl
I'm sure she's gonna rock your world
Like the way she won't rock with her own

Now do you want that love
Do you need that love
She's gonna make you broke
She's gonna make you broke

Now do you want that love
Do you need that love
She's gonna make you broke
She's gonna make you broke...

Set Me Free

You made a man out of me
But you're not satisfied
You don't believe what you see
You don't believe when I
Got a million things on my mind cause of you
I don't know what I'm gonna do

I only wanted to love you
You only wanted a taste
My ambition to woo you
Was all the time that we waste
Time that we wasted

Why don't you set me free, yeah
Why don't you set me free
Why don't you set me free, yeah
Oh, why don't you set me free

And every time that I think about the better days
Remember how we would kiss
When we were high on haze
We never knew about the way things work
I still need to forget

'Cause when you wanted protection
You used to call out my name, yes you did
And all this changing direction
Ain't making me feel the same
Me feel the same about you

Why don't you set me free, yeah
Why don't you set me free
Why don't you set me free, yeah
Oh why don't you set me free

All you got to do is just set me free
All you got to do is just set me free
All you got to do is just set me free
All you got to do is just set me free

All you got to do is just set me free
All you got to do is just set me free
All you got to do is just set me free
All you got to do is just set me free
So easy

That Kind Of Man

Heartless, heartless
I got something on my mind
And you keep on talking
The only phone is on my side
And now I'm hanging up
I've been thinking about our love
I've been thinking about our love
Show me something
‘Cause what you give is not enough

And I'm not that kind of man
Whose gonna stay around and please
Just please her
I'm that kind of man
Who's deliberately confusing

Heartless heartless
You can wake up in our bed
And there must be something
Support that picture in your head
There's gotta be, I don't understand

When I feel like calling
I worked out there's something close
But I don't know, so I'm walking out the door
I'm walking out the front door

And I'm not that kind of man
Whose gonna stay around and please
Just please her
I'm that kind of man
Who's deliberately confusing

I'm that kind of man

Doing Fine

Now you got no one to run to
You bang upon my door
I know things that might not hurt you
And things that will for sure
The words so well rehearsed
Pretend to sound original
I don't see your eyes when you talk

Please don't say you love me
Leave me, don't fuck with my mind
Try to understand like you're a good friend of mine
‘Cause I'm doing fine, yes I am
I'm doing...

Your actions give me boredoms
And I don't need a silencer
I got more sense than a wheel
Don't think that I'm fool for you
It's like X-ray
When you press play to the songs that I heard before
You know you should see your face when you perform
Talking `bout the future is in my eyes
And blinking out
I knew you before lies
Talking `bout the future is in my eyes

Please don't say you love me
Leave me, don't fuck with my mind
Try to understand like you're a good friend of mine
‘Cause I'm doing fine, yes I am
I'm doing fine like a heart of the grain
I'm doing fine like I said when you rang
I'm doing fine, yes I am

Forget about the love you lost
Forget about the love you lost
Forget about the love you lost

Dignity

She's trying to tell this kid about herself
She ain't dissing him
So I'm gonna have to say something
Yo, he looks so good to me now you don't
Just trying to make a fool of me, he's turning around, so long

And I know a guy who knows it
I know it
He's trying to fuck with my dignity
Well, I love you
I can't trust you
You're always fucking with my dignity
Always fucking with my dignity

I make you dance like I never left in this song
I just hope that you dance that way for longer

‘Cause I don't care who knows it
I know it
You're trying to fuck with my dignity
And I love you
But can't trust you
You're always fucking with my dignity

Always fucking with my dignity
Always fucking with my dignity

‘Cause I don't care who knows it
I know it
You're trying to fuck with my dignity
And I love you
But can't trust you
You're always fucking with my dignity
You're always fucking with my dignity

Always fucking with my dignity
Always fucking with my dignity
Always fucking with my
Always fucking with my

You Don't Know

Maybe you won't satisfy me
And maybe you don't see what I see
But baby you got your claws inside me
Can't deny it, can't disguise it
Baby won't you help me out
Baby won't you help me now

You don't know what it's like
Oh you don't know what it's like
You don't know what it's like
Believe me baby you don't know what it's like
You don't know what it's like
Oh you don't know what it's like
The way I love you like I love you
I can't even sleep at night

You don't know what it's like
You don't know what it's like

Girl

Girl
I see you walking past my home
I see you talking on your phone
I always see you walking all alone
And I don't know why cause you're fit

Girl
I got these pictures in my head
About the two of us laid on a bed
Somewhere in Greece and you're so wet
Fuck it, now I said it

Girl
Must be the way you wear your jeans
What are they, bootcut or long and lean
Whatever they are they look fucking mean
They look mean as fuck

Oh girl
I think you need to come around to my yard for some tea
Now I got herbal, camomile and I got coffee
And if you burn, I got some weed
It's Northern super mix so you just gotta be really easy on it

Anyway, girl
You look like you could have some fun
And even better you look like I could be the one
And I think you need to join me in my dream in the sun
You know what I mean?
Cause it's fucking beautiful

Come on girl
I may not be a superstar
I may have one to many scars
But I tell you now that I'm the boss
I'm the boss believe me
Oh girl
I'm begging oh girl
I got to have you my girl
Oh you're the one my girl

Oh girl

In The Morning

Now when you take me in the morning
In your eyes I see the sun rise baby
No more lies and if you're looking for maybe
‘Cause I love the way you take me

It seems like every day
That every time I wake
I see that look on your face
That indicates a taste
You got a tongue full of hunger
And eyes on your lover
Every time I sleep
I'll know I'm blessed with the summer

In the morning
When your eyes are like a sunrise baby
No lies you're gonna make me do the Swayze
Till the night cause I love the way you take me

You got me working overtime baby
But this man can't get enough
You got me begging please on my knees
I didn't know you could get so alive

In the morning
When your eyes are like a sunrise baby
No lies you're gonna make me do the Swayze
Till the night cause I love the way you take me

In the morning
When your eyes are like a sunrise baby
No lies you're gonna make me do the Swayze
Till the night cause I love the way you take me

Who Needs The Sunshine

Got goose-flesh
Got butterflies
Got a temperature you're gonna feel on the rise
I make a good man
Like a bad son
Like a daddy that you call number one
I see the this big heart
Like a big steak
Making your love make me feel the lick
So when the clouds come
Back waiting room
Ain't ashamed if I don't see no sun because

Who needs the sunshine when you're here
When you carry the sunshine with you

Don't need no big drink
Or cigarette
I got more than I need to complete the set
Make picturesque
On warm breast
Hitting hard cause mind don't need no rest
But get me medicine
In shape of your something
Whatever fetish I decide myself to cast you in
So when the storm breaks
I leave the headache
To walk alone in the cloud for my own sake

But who needs the sunshine when you're here
Who needs the sunshine when you're here
When you carry the sunshine all alone with you

You've got to let me know
You've got to let me know why
All alone with you

The House That Dirt Built

The House That Dirt Built

If you value your sanity
Don't go in the house
If you believe in evil
Don't go in the house
Because the people who live there
Aren't people anymore
Don't go in the house
But if you do
Don't say we didn't warn you

Oh No! Not You Again

She won't leave me alone
And she always in my home
Playing in my head
Messing with my pheromones

'Cause I know she want an evil man
To dance with her evil plans
But I pray that she hears me when I say
Oh no not you again

She gonna break my heart
And leave me for dead
Throw me in the fire
And spit on what's left

'Cause she said she want a pretty man
But I ain't no pretty man
So I'm praying that she hears me when I say
Oh no not you again

Hey baby wanna play
(No baby I won't play)
Oh baby what you say

Baby, baby wanna play
(No baby I don't want to play)
Oh baby what you say

Why can't you hear me when I say
Oh no not you again

I say woaah !
Why can't you hear me when I say
Why can't you hear me when I say
Why can't you hear me when I say
Oh no not you again

How You Like Me Now

Now there was a time
When you loved me so
I couldn't do wrong
And now you need to know

See, I've been a bad, bad, bad, bad man
And I made a deal
Yeah, I found a brand new love for this man
And can't wait till you see
I can't wait

So how you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

Remember the time
When I eat you up
Yeah I was a line
That you can't give up

If I was to cheat, oh
Now would you see right through me
If I sing a sad, sad, sad, sad song
Would you give it to me
Would you

So how you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now
How you like me now

Does that make you love me baby
Does that make you want me baby
Does that make you love me baby
Does that make you want me baby

Oh, mercy
Hello
Oh yeah

Sixteen

I saw her dancing with the Devil
And he was wearing my shoes
Black and white Jordan elevens
And she was looking for abuse

Now she look just like Heaven
But her, her mind reek of Hell
Now I know I shouldn't be telling
But I guess, I guess if you know her well

She's the kind of girl
She can't, believe me when I say
She can't, she's already there
Sixteen
And already there
Sixteen

Now what the Devil want
Believe the Devil gonna get
He gonna stretch her out
Like a tape in a cassette

And when you see these kind of girls
Oh, they all look big as Fud
But the Devil know, the Devil know
There's only one thing tonight she gonna suck

'Cause she won't, no she can't
Believe me when I say
She can't, she's already there
Sixteen
She's already there
Sixteen

We got sixteen year old's
Acting like they're forty year old's
Yo we need to do it, we need to re-clense the souls
I have an idea, let's take a rich style
High tronic system and we crush 'em out

‘Cause she won't, no she can't
Believe me when I say
She can't
She's already there
Sixteen
She's already there
Sixteen

Short Change Hero

I can't see where you comin' from
But I know just what you're running from
And what matters ain't the "who's baddest" but the
Ones who stop you falling from your ladder, baby

And you feel like you feelin' now
And doin' things just to please your crowd
When I love you like the way I love you
And I suffer, but I ain't gonna cut you 'cause

This ain't no place for no hero
This ain't no place for no better man
This ain't no place for no hero
To call "home"

This ain't no place for no hero
This ain't no place for no better man
This ain't no place for no hero
To call "home"

Every time I close my eyes, I think
I think about you inside
And your mother, giving up on asking why
Why you lie, and you cheat, and you try
To make a fool out of she

I can't see where you coming from
But I know just what you're running from
And what matters ain't the "who's baddest" but the
Ones who stop you falling from your ladder, 'cause

This ain't no place for no hero
This ain't no place for no better man
This ain't no place for no hero
To call "home"

This ain't no place for no hero
This ain't no place for no better man
This ain't no place for no hero
To call "home"...

No Time

Where, oh, where is the girl that I found
She was the best, the sweetest thing in this broken-down town
Where can this girl be now
She used to make me feel like God when she'd go it on down

But now she got no time to play with me
Got no time to shake it with me
Got no time to make it with me
Got no feeling on my body

I know what you want me to do
You know what you want me to do
Compromise the struggle with you
Compromise, but I ain't got time for this

When there ain't no time
No time, no time for this
Where is the girl that I found
She used to help me dig up dirt in my graveyard town

Making love was the only sound
That I remember you could hear for miles around

But now she got no time to play with me
Got no time to shake it with me
Got no time to make it with me
Got no feeling on my body

I know what you want me to do
You know what you want me to do
Compromise the struggle with you
Compromise, but I ain't got time for this

When there ain't no time
No time, no time for this

Where is the girl that I found
She really helped me build this house
From the dirt on the ground

But now she got no time to play with me
Got no time to shake it with me
Got no time to make it with me
Got no feeling on my body

I know what you want me to do
You know what you want me to do
Compromise the struggle with you
Compromise, but I ain't got time for this

And there ain't no time
No time, no time for this

Where has my baby disappeared to
Where has my baby gone now
Where has my baby disappeared to
Where has my baby gone now

Long Way From Home

Got my mind like the Pope got God
I got the blues well it seems so far
Temptation all around the air that I breath
But you ain't got to worry 'cause you tamed the beast

And in the summer time that we lost
Out of time and at a cost
I need someone who can understand
I'll never be a prophet in my own land

When I'm a long way from home
With so much pressure on my bones
I'm such a long way from home
But I'll be back soon

Tongue tied on the telephone line
You got the words to help me ease up my mind
No one love me like the way that you love me so
I got to tell you from the tip of my tongue

'Cause I know where I'll find you
I know just where you lie
Always deep in my heart
You're by my side

I know it's hard
When I'm a long way from home
With so much pressure on my bones
I'm such a long way from home
But I'll be back soon, yeah

I'm coming home
I know where I'll find you
I know just where you lie
Always deep in my heart
You're by my side

It's so hard
When I'm a long way from home
It's so much pressure on my bones
I'm such a long way from home
But I'll be back soon
I'm gonna be back soon
Oh, I'm gonna be back soon
Daddy gonna be back soon, yeah

Cause For Alarm

You must listen to this story
Pay attention to this tale
For you to bathe in glory
You must be doomed to fail

Let you in on no secret
Give yourself no head start
Taking in the breath is easy
Making is the hardest part

This is a cause for alarm
Get on your knees and pray
Don't be a knight in an armor
Without a beast to slay

There is no dress rehearsal
There's no easy lesson learned
Better to be breathing fire
Than to have your bridges burned

Let it be your only duty
Dedicate it to your own
If you gonna fight like lion
Someone ought get murdered off

This is a cause for alarm
Get on your knees and pray
Don't be a knight in an armor
Without a beast to slay

This is a cause for alarm
Get on your knees and stay
Don't be a knight in an armor
Without a beast to slay

Fire fall upon us
And lighting shall strike the Earth
For you to reach salvation
You must value what it's worth

When there are great expectations
There is no one else to blame
You can either shoot for freedom
Or you drag a ball and chain

This is a cause for alarm
Get on your knees and pray
Don't be a knight in an armor
Without a beast to slay

This is a cause for alarm
Get on your knees and stay
Don't be a knight in armor
Without a beast to slay

Love Like That

I put my back into it
I put a hole right through it
Don't ever leave me
(Don't ever leave, baby)

I work the land all day
And I gave you all my pay
But it's not enough girl
(Never enough, oh)

I don't need a love like that
(We don't want a love like that)
I don't need a love like that
(We don't want a love)

You took me to great lengths
All that I can do
Is summon up the strength to
Get a reaction
(Why you never love this man?)

How do you sit so still
Don't you recognize that you haunt me still
But bitch, I'm too lazy
(So, so lazy)

I don't need a love like that
(We don't want a love like that)
I don't need a love like that
(We don't want a love like that)

I don't need a love like that
(We don't want a love like that)
Who needs a love like that
(Who will need a love like that)

What You Want Me To Do

I've been loved
I don't feel clever
One man's weakness
Is another man's pleasure

I got no feeling
I got no heart
Can't make no sense out of this
But I got to somehow

What you want me to do
What you want me to say
How you need me to be
I can be that way

What you want me to do
What you want me to say
How you need me to be
'Cause I can do that

When I feel tender
Like I've been lost
Put myself together
'Cause I paid my cost to be the boss, I

I ain't sleeping
I ain't slept
I see what you see here
But in this life
You give what you get

What you want me to do
What you want me to say
How you need me to be
I can be that way

What you want me to do
What you want me to say
How you need me to be
'Cause I can be there
No, I can be there
I say I can be there
No I can feed it away
I can feed it

Oh yeah

Stuck

There was a frost when you left this morning
But there'll be fireworks when you come home
I never run from the early warning
I never answer to the alarm

'Cause it's the truth I can do without
Getting harder to admit
Love, I can do without
I'm up in my neck in it

I'm stuck
'Til you make your mind up
'Til you make your mind up
I'm stuck

Well you can shake it 'til it rains diamonds
And you can shake it 'til it turns gold
Will you shake all the bitter lies
Will it taste like lips of coal

'Cause it's the proof that without a doubt
It's too late to pray
Lover, I can't breathe it out
I'm up to my neck in this shit

I'm stuck
'Til you make your mind up
'Til you make your mind up
I'm stuck

And I don't know if I can do it by myself
I just feel like I'm responsible
And I don't know if I can do it by myself
I feel loved but I'm not capable

And how can I breathe
'Til you make your mind up
How can I think of leaving you when

I'm stuck
'Til you make your mind up
'Til you make your mind up
I'm stuck
I'm stuck
I'm stuck

The Glorious Dead

Can't Play Dead

Deadlier than Dracula
Wilder than the Werewolf
More frighening than Frankenstein
You'll see a creature of the Damned
Damning the living to destruction
When you see the horror work of the She-Beast

Well, hell she walk like zombie
Talk too cold
Live in a graveyard
Like the one I call home
And when she wish rigor mortis
On my soul
I don't wanna tell her
But she gotta be told

Because she talk like crazy
Making my bed up
Messing with the future
When she know I got to get up
Cannot break this silence
Fuck my momentum
I ain't gonna play
Because I know just where she send 'em
To the grave
To the grave
And I say
I just can't play dead
I just can't play dead

So I got one for my money
Two for my soul
Three times, I begging
Get me outta this hole
I see her roll her sleeve up
Looking for a beat up
Telling you the things to feed the flavour in your ear
But when she spit that venom
Just like a viper
She evil to the core
Because she know that's what you like
Got her shit on eleven
Serving up the tension
She cooking in her kitchen
Seasoning, before she send 'em
To the grave
To the grave
And I say
I just can't play dead
I just can't play dead

Because she talk like crazy
Making my bed up
Messing with the future
When she know I got to get up
Cannot break this silence
Fuck my momentum
I ain't gonna play
'Cause I know just where she send 'em
To the grave
To the grave
Like I said
I just can't play dead
I just can't play dead
No

Curse Me Good

Maybe you will qualify
And maybe you won't
Maybe you can multiply
And maybe you don't

Haunt me in the dead of night
You can be so mean
If you're looking for a fight
Well, I'm a war machine

Is this just an exercise
In self restraint
Is your picture perfect size
Or a bitch to paint

Be my bloody valentine
Or a cruise ship whore
If you're working overtime
What you need me for

And if you wanna cry 'bout something
I make it something worth crying for
And if you need to curse my name
Curse me good

And if you wanna lie 'bout something
Then make it something worth lying for
And if you need to curse my name
Curse me good

Baby isn't satisfied
Baby needed more
Baby left her alibi
At the front door

Be the morning sun in my eyes
Or a new disease
Why should I apologize
I do as I please

And if you wanna cry 'bout something
Make it something worth crying for
And if you need to curse my name
Curse me good

And if you want to lie 'bout something
Then make it something worth dying for
And if you need to curse my name
Curse me good

Don't you smile at my face, spit on my back
Do you kiss your mother with a mouth like that
Love it, leave it, it's all good for me

Don't you smile at my face, spit on my back
Do you kiss your mother with a mouth like that
Love it, leave it, it's all good for me...

What Makes A Good Man

Ain't nothing wrong with this chemistry
Ain't nothing wrong with this place for me
And time tell the place of pedigree
Experience is another one meant for me

To tell me now (tell me now)
And show me how (show me how)
To understand (understand)
What makes a good man

To tell me now (tell me now)
And show me how (show me how)
To understand (understand)
What makes a good man

Now I ain't tired of sweating for blood and dirt
I ain't tired of sweating for what it's worth
'Cause lines get drawn and lines get kicked and blurred
Indelible is what I need to spread the word

To tell me now (tell me now)
And show me how (show me how)
To understand (understand)
What makes a good man

To tell me now (tell me now)
And walk the line (walk the line)
To understand (understand)
What makes a good man

Tell me now (tell me now)
And show me how (show me how)
To understand (understand)
What makes a good man

To tell me now (tell me now)
And walk the line (walk the line)
And understand (understand)
What makes a good man...

Big Bad Wolf

Come on, come one now
???

With time slipping away
I can't say what I'll do
You got nothing to say, oh no no
When I tell you who's who
Oh yeah

'Cause I'm the big bad wolf
(what you say)
I'm the big bad wolf
(what you say)
I'm the big bad wolf
Blowing down your neighbourhood
(what you say)

I said
(howlin')
Oh yeah
(howlin')
(what you say)

You got to cease up your day
Make the most out of you
Oh you got to make the most
Watch your knees when you pray
If you flex with my crew
Oh, you know why

'Cause I'm the big bad wolf
(what you say)
I'm the big bad wolf
(what you say)
I'm the big bad wolf
Blowing down your neighbourhood
(what you say)

I said
(howlin')
Oh yeah
(howlin')

I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down
I'm gonna huff and puff and blow this house down
I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down
I'm gonna huff and puff and blow this house down

I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down
I'm gonna huff and puff and blow this house down
I'm gonna
(howlin')

(what you say)
We're the big bad wolf
(what you say)
We're the big bad wolf
(what you say)
We're the big bad wolf
The big bad wolf
(what you say)

(what you say)
We're the big bad wolf
(what you say)
We're the big bad wolf
(what you say)
We're the big bad wolf
(what you say)
We're the big bad wolf
(what you say)
(what you say)

Be Mine

Take all my money
Take all my time
Take all the stars that hang above me
Be mine

Take all my tears
Covet my eyes
Take what you need
To make you love me
Be mine

If I could be that stranger
And knock you off your feet
Make amends for the lies I've told
And put an end to our deceit

If I could feel
No danger
I'd be all out war
Trade excuses for promises
That I can't keep anymore

Take all my money
Take all my time
Take all the stars that hang above me
Be mine

Take all my tears
Covet my eyes
Take what you need
To make you love me
Be mine

And didn't I try
Hard enough to fool you
Didn't I try
Hard enough to fail
Didn't I try
Hard enough to read between the lines
As this moment set sail

Take all my money
Take all my time
Take all the stars that hang above me
Be mine

Take all my tears
Covet my eyes
Take what you need
To say you love me
Be mine

Same Ol'

I believe
If a man could fly
I'd be just like a bird
Trying to escape from your lies
And the truth
Would never die
It would be just like I remembered
When you
Swallowed my pride

When you were talking that
Same ol'
And kept working that
Same ol
And kept making that
Same ol'
Ol'
Fool out of me
All that
Same ol'
Everyday it's that
Same ol'
You keep making the same ol'
Ol'
Fool out of me

But you know that I can sleep
I don't know just how you do it
Must be counting more than sheep
And it's time
For you and me
To leave this fairy tale we fucked
'Cause we, both need to breathe

I know it's not enough
But your love is like a drug
I know it's not enough
But your love is like a drug

I Know it's not enough
But your love is like a drug
Your love is like
Like a

But you just keep talking that
Same ol'
And kept working that
Same ol
And kept making that
Same ol'
Ol'
Fool out of me
All that
Same ol'
You keep making the same ol'
You keep making the same ol'
Ol'
Fool out of me

But you just keep talking that
Same ol'
And kept working that
Same ol
And kept making that
Same ol'
Ol'
Fool out of me
All that
Same ol'
Everyday it's that
Same ol'
You keep making the same ol'
Ol'
Fool out of me

Just My Luck

It's just my luck
She don't give a fuck
She got that stone cold love
She ain't ever giving up

She says "Baby I love you"
"Oh baby I love you"
But I don't think much
Of being kept on the clutch

But there's something 'bout the way that she move this man
Something 'bout her way that she bruise this man
Something 'bout her way but I guess
It's just my luck, my luck

It's just my
You know it's just my
You know it's just my

Ok, so baby now what
What if I don't make the cut
You gonna leave me in the wilderness
All smash up and bruk

And don't say that I love you
Don't you say that I'd love to
'Cause I don't want fuss
Of turning us into rust

But there's something 'bout the way that she make this man
Something 'bout her way that she break this man
Something 'bout her way but I guess
It's just my luck, my luck

There's something 'bout the way that she hold this man
Something 'bout her way she control this man
Something 'bout her way but I guess
It's just my luck, my luck

The Lonesome Road

When it's cold as a lizard's heart
When it's cold as a grave
When it's engine will never start
When it's as black as a cave

You can blame it on delivery
You can blame it on the stars
You can say what you like on me
Damn your cold, dead heart

There'll always be that someone
That get caught on the way
There'll always be that two or three
Giving little love away

There'll always be that silence
Despite what you were told
There'll always be that guarantee
You'll get there, on the lonesome road

When it's over from the start
(You know it's over)
When it hangs by a nail
When it leaks like a murdered heart
When it's too sad a tale

You can blame the electricity
You can blame it on guitars
You can run if you like from me
But you won't get far

There'll always be that someone
That get caught on the way
There'll always be that two or three
Giving little love away

There'll always be that silence
Despite what you were told
There'll always be that guarantee
You'll get there, on the lonesome road

Don't Say Nothing

You keep talking that same, same song
But love lost make it hard to get along
I get it if it's wrong then it's wrong
But you talking nothing
'Bout all kinds of something so

You got nothing to say
(Don't say nothing)
You got nothing to give
(Don't say nothing)
You got something to bring
(Show me something)
You got nothing to say
(Don't say nothing)
(Don't say nothing)

I walk this land like my mama told me
So why you wanna pick on lil' ol' me
I got nothing I can't give you what you need
Skin like mine, ain't got no blood to bleed
(So turn around and leave)
And come back when there's something to believe until then

You got nothing to say
(Don't say nothing)
You got nothing to give
(Don't say nothing)
You got something to bring
(Show me something)
You got nothing to say
(Don't say nothing)
(Don't say nothing)

Your cheap talk
It grow like weeds
Your cheap talk
It grow like weeds
Your cheap talk
It grow like weeds
It grow just like weed under the lights for me

Your cheap talk
It grow like weeds
Your cheap talk
It grow like weeds
Your cheap talk
It grow like weeds

'Cause always talking something
'Bout all kinds of nothing so

You got nothing to say
(Don't say nothing)
You got nothing to give
(Don't say nothing)
You got something to bring
(Show me something)
You got nothing to say
(Don't say nothing)
(Don't say nothing)

Blood Dirt Love Stop

A broken dream
On a washed up pride
Got my memories
Stinging my soaking eyes

And lord know that I've been bad
Been so bad, I can't
I can't remember the times I've had

Through the blood
(Blood)
And the dirt
(Dirt)
Tell me what's it all worth
When today
I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)
I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)

I made this luck
Like I made this bed
If I do nothing else
I know that I, that I can't play dead
And evil, evil talk like he's my friend
Trying to make out, but I
But I don't know how this shit gonna end

Through the blood
(Blood)
And the dirt
(Dirt)
Tell me what's it all worth
When today
I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)
I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)

All this blood
(Blood)
All this dirt
(Dirt)
Tell me what's it all worth
When today
I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)
I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)

I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)
I miss the love
(Love, dirt, blood, stop)

Hurt & the Merciless

Since You Been Gone

Well, I can see what it is
I can see what's on my mind, oh
Because my heart don't beat like it should
And I can't stop crying, oh

Memories that I own
All this love in my soul
All these things that you know
My heart can't take it no more

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
You been gone, you been gone, you been gone, you been

So tell me what is love, love
If I haven't got you, oh no
I'm looking for the pot at the end of the rainbow
But all I find is blues, oh yeah

All these dreams in my head
Broken from the things that you said
If I can't have you back in my bed
I'm thinking that I'm better off dead

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
You been gone, you been gone, you been gone, you been gone
You been gone, you been gone (you've been gone so long) you been gone
You been gone, you been gone, I said so long, you been
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The raindrops won't stop falling
The raindrops won't stop falling
The raindrops won't stop falling
Oh, no

The raindrops won't stop falling
The raindrops won't stop falling
The raindrops won't stop falling
From my eyes

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
You been gone, you been gone, you been gone, you been gone
You been gone, you been gone (you've been gone so long) you been gone
You been gone, you been gone, I said so long, you been
You've been gone so long) you been gone

What Happened to the Love

We had that thing that everybody want
Good times and hearts that will beat real strong
Nine times outta ten
You give me what I want
'Cause we'd make it a little love
Kick it from the night till morn
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'Cause you made me a believer (made me a believer)
You made feel strong
I said you made me a believer (made me a believer)
You made me carry on

But what happened to the love love love
What happened to the love love love
Tell me what happened to the love love love love love love, love

What happened to the love love love
What happened to the love love love
Tell me what happened to the love love love love love love, love

I know I know that I should've seen the signs
But I knew what I was feeling
I knew when I thought, you could be mine

Temptation rub sin in the eyes of the blind
So I need you be sincere
I need to stop this face from crying

'Cause you made me a believer (made me a believer)
You made feel strong
Said you made me a believer (made me a believer)
And then you made me carry on

But what happened to the love love love
What happened to the love love love
Tell me what happened to the love love love love love love, love

What happened to the love love love
Tell me what happened to the love love love
What happened to the love love love love love love, love

Come on
What happened to the love
What happened to the love
What happened to the love
What happened to the love
Oh you made me a believer
What happened to the love
And made feel strong
(What happened to the love)
You made me a believer
What happened to the love
And made me carry on
When it was all about the love love love
When it was all about the love love love
When it was all about the love love love love love love, love
When it was all about the love love love
When it was all about the love love love
When it was all about the love love love love love love, love
Oh yeah

Love love love
Can't forget about the love love love
Don't you forget about the love love love (love love love, love)
Oh no no no

Don't you forget about the love love love
'Cause it's all about the love love love
You can't forget about the love love love (love love love, love)
Alright, alright

Not the One

I took leave of my senses
I walked the long way home
I jumped the walls and the fences
Skin on bone

I paid in full to be here
My name is on that list
This is what you could've won
This is what you missed

So don't make me beg
On a ball and chain
Don't fix a fever
On a burning flame

Don't call me baby
That's not my name
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
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Now I feel the danger
It's my head on the block
Is my heart supposed to beat
Like a broken clock

What's it all amount to
A number on your phone
If you feel like dancing
Don't you feel it on your own

Don't make me beg
On a ball and chain
Don't fix a fever
On a burning flame

Don't call me baby
That's not my name
I'm not the one
I'm not the one

I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the...

Ain't looking for drama
Ain't out for blood
I can't be your savior
Don't treat me like a God

So don't make me beg
On a ball and chain
Don't fix a fever
On a burning flame

Don't call me baby
That's not my name
I'm not the one
I'm not the one

Don't make me beg
On a ball and chain
Don't fix a fever
On a burning flame

Don't call me baby
That's not my name
I'm not the one
I'm not the one
I'm not the...

The Apology

Take it back like you know I want you to
I hear it what I know you don't see that it's on you
So I guess you think this means that I love you
But some things that you say fuck with my day like bad news

You made me sorry
(But that don't make it alright)
Admit you're wrong
(But that don't make it alright)
Oh, you could be down upon your knees
(But that don't make it alright)
Begging and pleading forgiveness
(But that don't make it alright)
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So I guess you think this means that I hate you
I couldn't hate you but I'm waiting for some hurt to step on you
Like Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum
Always telling something when there's nothing to run
But I know your words, and you're cruel
Always stick together when you're breaking the fool

Until you're sorry
(But that don't make it alright)
Admit you're wrong
(But that don't make it alright)
Oh, you could be down upon your knees
(But that don't make it alright)
Begging and pleading forgiveness
(But that don't make it alright)

Trying to say sorry
But why don't you say
When I said forever, I meant it that
I meant it that way
There's more to your story
So why do you say
When you're in for the long run
Don't you rub me that
Don't you rub me that way

You made me sorry
(But that don't make it alright)
Admit you're wrong
(But that don't make it alright)
Oh, you could be down upon your knees
(But that don't make it alright)
Begging and pleading forgiveness
(But that don't make it alright)

But that don't make it
(But that don't make it)
(But that don't make it)
(But that don't make it)
(But that don't make it alright)

Nobody's Hero

Built it up knock it down
Wear you love like a crown
Keep the faith in my head, in my heart, in my bed
Promise me, faithfully, find out what it means to be
Here today, gone tomorrow, too much pain, too much sorrow

Cry it out, let it bleed
Wait until the waves recede
Rip apart what's in my hand
Dwell upon what's not been said
Rue the loss of innocence, no release no recompense
How long will this whole thing take?
Will it bend or will it break?

Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
I'm nobody's champion
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Chant your name, sing its song
Burn a fire all night long
Make a protest cut that rug
Anaesthetised like a drug
Count the cost of a new start
Poisoned well, broken heart
Will I stand up, will I shake
Is it real or is it fake?

Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
I'm nobody's champion

No one's Idol, no one's Saint
I'm no one's Lion Heart
With every kind of mess I make
How can I be you guiding star

Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
I'm nobody's champion

Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
Nobody's hero
I'm nobody's champion

Miss California

She is a lunatic
She’ll wreck your body and she’ll break your soul
Despite her rhetoric
She won’t be happy 'til she’s taken control

It was all that I could muster
To put that witch down
Just another zombie
In another zombie town
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She used to be Miss California
A trail of broken hearts to her door
She used to be Miss California
But she don't turn their heads anymore

What kind of maniac
Spends your money as she spits your bones
No aphrodisiac
Could mask the echo of her aching death moans

It was more than just a crucifix
To keep that thing at bay
You save your small town nightmare
For another rainy day

She used to be Miss California
A trail of broken hearts to her door
She used to be Miss California
But she don't turn their heads anymore

Your ballroom days are over
It's getting hard to hide
That bitter look that's on your face
When you're that messed up inside!

She used to be Miss California
A trail of broken hearts to her door
She used to be Miss California
But she don't turn their heads anymore

She used to be Miss California
A trail of broken hearts to her door
She used to be Miss California
But she don't turn their heads anymore

Turn Up

Turn up
And make it something to believe in
You know you got to turn up
And make the heart go
Woah, Woah, Woah

I said you go to turn up
And put your hands where I can see them
You know you go to turn up
To keep 'em begging for
More, more, more, more, more, more, more
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I set my soul on fire
All for you my love
And I build a house of dirt and bones
From the ground

You talk it like you needed it all
All your life
If you want it baby you can have it all

Oh, but then you better turn up
And make it something to believe in
You know you got to turn up
To make the heart go
Woah, woah, woah

I said you better turn up
And put your hands where I can see them
You know you got to turn up
To keep them begging for
More, more, more, more, more, more, more

Baby, baby
You'll lose your way
Baby, baby
You'll make mistakes
Baby, baby
You're gonna learn to fight many days
In so many ways
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Baby, baby
Ain't no one gonna shake me
Baby, baby
'Cause you'll always be my baby
Baby, baby
There ain't nothing more I want
For you my love

If that's what you really want
Must be what you really want
If that's what you really want
My love

I said you better turn up
And make it something to believe in
You know you got to turn up
To make the heart go
Woah, woah, woah

I said you got to turn up
And play your cards where I can see them
You know you got to turn up
To keep them begging for
More, more, more, more, more, more, more

A Ghost You Can't Forget

Don't be mean to me in my lifetime
Cause I'm the type that don't forget
Play pretty wife for the rest of your life
And do so with your own regrets

It's easy to dismiss your karma
And by your own admission brave
The vengeance you'll receive
Will be a force you won't believe
Bestowed upon you from the grave
I'll stop you making me look like a fool
I'll show you the definition of cruel
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When you don't want me
(I'll be waiting)
When you don't need me
(I'll be there)
Whenever you close your eyes at night you'll get
A ghost you can't forget

Now I could try to show a little sympathy
Now I could try and let it go in time
But it's so good to see you drowning in your misery
It gives me such a thrill to avenge your crime
I'll stop you making it look like this all been in my head
I'll wipe that look from your face when I'm
When I'm dancing upon your deathbed

When you don't want me
(I'll be waiting)
When you don't need me
(I'll be there)
Whenever you close your eyes at night you'll get
A ghost you can't forget

When you don't want me
(I'll be waiting)
When you don't need me
(I'll be there)
Whenever you close your eyes at night you'll get
A ghost you can't forget

When you don't want me
(I'll be waiting)
When you don't need me
(I'll be there)
Whenever you close your eyes at night you'll get
A ghost you can't forget

When you don't want me
(I'll be waiting)
When you don't need me
(I'll be there)
Whenever you close your eyes at night you'll get
A ghost you can't forget

Last Confession

Forgive me Father for the things I have done
The truth, it must be told
A thief, a liar, a son of a gun
I could be deadbeat cold

I tried to believe
I tried to receive you
I tried to hold on
This demon's too strong

This is my last confession
This is my last confession
This is my last confession
I'm just too bad to be told
I'm just too bad to be
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Hear me Mother, your lonely son
I'm sure you did what you could
But too much of a poison makes a good man turn to bad
If I could stop it, oh I only would

I tried to defeat
I tried to delete you
I need you to know
I need to let go

This is my last confession
This is my last confession
This is my last confession
I'm just too bad to be told
I'm just too bad to be

Don't try and save me
There's no one to blame
Don't try and save me
There's no one to blame
Don't try and save me
There's no one to blame
Somebody save me

This is my last confession
This is my last confession
This is my last confession
I'm just too bad to be told
I'm just too bad to be...

(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)
(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)
(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)
(No one can save me)

This is my last confession

(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)

This is my last confession

(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)

This is my last confession

(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)
(No one can save me)
(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)
(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)
(Don't try and save me)
(There's no one to blame)
(No one can save me)

Mean 'Ol Man

It's like you're telling me things that I already know
You knew the kind of man I was before you found yourself begging for more
Because I used to love you
I used to care
I thought that we'd survive somehow without living on a prayer

But now I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
A low down dirty Rotten Scoundrels
With your heart in my hand
(Heart in my hand)
And I don't mean to be cruel (cruel)
I never meant to hurt you (hurt you)
But now I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
I'm a mean 'ol...
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So tell me what's up with the circus
You tell me what's with your tricks
You tell me what's with the lonely hearts club that you founded
When we couldn't be fixed
There was nobody like us
Is what we thought in our heads
There was never a love like this that we knew step before we put us to bed

But now I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
A low down dirty Rotten Scoundrels
With your heart in my hand
(Heart in my hand)
And I don't mean to be cruel (cruel)
I never meant to hurt you (hurt you)
But now I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
I'm a mean 'ol...

(So cruel, so cruel)
(So cruel, so so cruel)
(So cruel, so cruel)
(So cruel, oh so cruel)
(So cruel, so cruel)
(So cruel, so so cruel)
(So cruel, so cruel)
(So cruel, so so cruel)
(So cruel)
It's all lies
(So cruel)
It's untrue
(So cruel)
You must think that you could play me for a fool
(So cruel)
It's all lies
(So cruel)

When I would really like to help you out with that
But I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
A low down dirty Rotten Scoundrels
With your heart in my hand
(Heart in my hand)
And I don't mean to be cruel (cruel)
I never meant to hurt you (hurt you)
But now I'm a mean 'ol man
(Mean 'ol man)
I'm a mean 'ol...

Yeah, I'm a mean 'ol...
Come on Mr. Mean 'Ol Man
I said, I said, I said, I said
Call me Mr. Mean 'Ol
Mr. Mean 'Ol
Mr. Mean 'Ol Man
I said I'm a mean 'ol

Slave To Your Love

Pay no mind to what you're looking for
I'm a breathe away from the killing floor
Roll me over like easy meat
Pick me off the floor and knock me off my feet
Pick me off the floor and knock me off my feet

I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
Won't you release me of these chains

Take no heed of what you might have heard
Never gonna run a disappointing third
Hit it slowly, kill it quick
You can walk away but the rhythm sticks
Never walk away when the rhythm's sick
copy paste is killing the internet
I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
Won't you release me of these chains
Won't you release me of these
Someone release me of these chains

Lord have mercy, what can I do
I'll always be your prisoner a captive to you
You'll always be my ecstasy
My pleasure and my pain
You'll always, always be that flash of light
That's burned upon my brain

Won't you release me of these
Won't you release me of these
Someone release this

Slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love
I'm a slave to your love

Don't you release me from these
Never release me from these
Forever with these chains

Goodbye Baby

By the time we left Austin
The damage was done
No sweet forgiveness
And nowhere to run
Still can't believe
The shit that got said
Reverberated around my head

It was goodbye baby
Baby goodbye
You be gone
Goodbye baby
Baby goodbye
Where you belong

By the time we hit Brooklyn
Blood had run cold
I'm fever sick
Dig your own home
copy paste is killing the internet
Light in your eyes
Darkness disguised
Demons drifting away
Hope in my heart
Pull me apart
Darling don't leave me this way

Goodbye baby
Baby goodbye
You be gone
Goodbye baby
Baby goodbye
Where you belong

It's goodbye baby
Baby goodbye
You be gone
It's goodbye baby
Baby goodbye
Where you belong

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