B i o g r a p h y
 (by John Bush)

Mike Skinner's recordings as the Streets marked the first attempt at adding a degree of social commentary to Britain's party-hearty garage/2-step movement. Skinner, a Birmingham native who only later ventured to the capital, was an outsider in the garage scene; though his initial recordings appeared on Locked On, the premiere source for speed garage and, later, 2-step from 1998 to the end of the millennium. He spent time growing up in north London as well as Birmingham, and listened first to hip-hop, then house and jungle. Skinner made his first tracks at the age of 15, and during the late '90s, tried to start a label and sent off his own tracks while he worked dead-end jobs in fast food. At the end of 2000, he earned his first release when the Locked On label ó already famous for a succession of burning club tracks from Tuff Jam, the Artful Dodger featuring Craig David, Dem 2, and Doolally ó signed him for the homemade "Has It Come to This?" By the following year, the single hit Britain's Top 20 and the inevitable full-length followed in early 2002. That album, Original Pirate Material, unlike most garage compilations and even the bare few production LPs, found a home with widely varying audiences, and correspondingly earned Skinner a bit of enmity from the wider garage community. By the end of the year, it had been released in the States as well, through Vice. After a quiet 2003, Skinner returned with A Grand Don't Come for Free, a concept record that pushed his production and performance eccentricities to a new level, but also resulted in a fresh wave of critical praise.




Original Pirate Material
- 2002 -

Turn the page
Has it come to this
Let's push thing's forward
Sharp Darts
Same old thing
Geezers need excitement
It's too late
Too much brandy
Don't Mug Yourself
Who got the funk
The irony of it all
Weak become heroes
Who dares wins
Stay positive


A Grand Don't Come For Free
- 2004 -

It Was Supposed To Be So Easy
Could Well Be In
Not Addicted
Blinded By The Light
Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
Get Out Of My House
Fit But You Know It
Such A Twat
What Is He Thinking
Dry Your Eyes
Empty Cans

 


Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
- 2006-04-25 -

Pranging Out
War Of The Sexes
The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
All Goes Out The Window
Memento Mori
Can't Con An Honest John
When You Wasn't Famous
Never Went To Church
Hotel Expressionism
Two Nations
Fake Streets Hats


 

Everything Is Borrowed
- 2008-09-15 -

Everything Is Borrowed
Heaven for the Weather
I Love You More (Than You Like Me)
The Way of the Dodo
On the Flip of a Coin
On the Edge of a Cliff
Never Give in
The Sherry End
Alleged Legends
The Strongest Person I Know
The Escapist

 

Computers And Blues
- 2011-02-07 -

Outside Inside
Going To Hell
Roof Of Your Car
Puzzled By People
Without A Blink
Blip On A Screen
Those That Don't Know
Soldiers
We Can Never Be Friends
ABC
OMG
Trying To Kill M.E.
Trust Me
Lock The Locks
 

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

All Got Our Runnins
David Hassles
4 oíClock
Give Me My Lighter Back

He's Behind You, He's Got Swine Flu
I Love My Phone
Where my heart has been
Your Song

 

 


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Original Pirate Material

Turn the page

That's it, turn the page on the day, walk away
'Cause they're sensing what I say I'm 45th generation Roman
But I don't know 'em or care when I'm spitting
So return to your sitting position and listen, it's fitting
I'm miles ahead and they chase me
Show yer face on TV, then we'll see
You're can't do half, my crew laughs at yer rhubarb and custard verses
Your rain down curses but I'm waving, Yer hearse is driving by

Streets riding high, with the beats in the sky
All stare, eyes glazed Garage burnt down
The fire raged for 40 days and in 40 ways
But through the blaze they see it fade
The sea of black, the beaming heat on their faces
Their figure emerges from the wastage
Eyes transfixed with a piercing gaze
One hand clutching a sword raised to the sky

They wonder how, they wonder why
The sky turns white it all becomes clear
They felt lifted from their fears
They shed tears in the light after 6 dark years
Young bold soldiers, the fire burns, cracks and smoulders
Five years older and wiser, the fires are burning on fire, never tire
Slave warriors in the forests and on higher
We sing, hear the strings rising, the war's over, the bells ring

Memories fading, soldiers slaying, looks like Geezers raving
The hazy fog over the bull ring
The lazy ways the birds sing
A new baby's born every day
Few men may be spoilt today
But look at things the other way
'Cause it may well be yer final day
And then the crowds roar they slay, they all say

I produce this using only my bare wit
Gimme a jungle a garage beat and admit defeat
Use war and past injury as my metaphor and simile
Get all applications into me before the deadline
'Cause it's a fine line between strife or crime and a life of crime
But you will reach the day
And it's all mine, you can take it or leave it
I shake and reveal stage tricks like Jimi Hendrix

In the afterlife Gladiators meet their maker
Thrown through the wind fields and lakes of Bluewater
To the next life from the fortress
Away from the knives and slaughter to their wives and daughters
Once more before the law judges over all of us
'Cause in this place you'll see me brace yourself, 'cause this goes deep
I'll show you the secrets the sky and the birds
Actions speak louder than words
Stand by me my apprentice, be brave, Clench fists

Has It come to this

Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
You're listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial

Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
You're listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial

Make yourself at home
We got diesel or some of that homegrown
Sit back in your throne, turn off your phone
Cos this is our zone
 
Videos, televisions, 64's Playstations
We're paring with precision
Few herbs and a bit of Benson
But don't forget the Rizla
Lean like the Tower of Pisa
Liza, I'll raise her
And this is the day in the life of a Geezer

For this ain't a club track
Pull out your sack and sit back
Whether you white or black
Smoke weed, chase brown or toot rock
We're on a mission, support the cause

Sign a petition, summon all your wisdom
The Music's a gift from the Man on high
The Lord and his children
Triple teen year rude boys

Come rain or snow the boodah flows
You don't know?
Stand on the corner watch the show
'Cause life moves slow

Sort your shit out then roll
Sex, Drugs 'n' On The Dole
Some men rise, some men fall
I hear you call, stand tall now

Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
You're listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial

Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
You're listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial

I'm just spitting, think I'm ghetto?
Stop dreaming, my data's streaming
I'm giving your bird them feelings
Touch your toes and touch the ceiling

We walk the tightrope of street cred
Keep my dogs fed
All jungle all garage heads
Gold teeth, valentinos and dreads

Now, we were verbally slapped up
Physically tip-top, spinally ripped up
I do the science on my laptop
I get my boys mashed up

You're listening to The Streets
You'll bear witness to some amazing feats
Bravery in the face of defeat
All line up and grab your seat

'Cause Tony's got a new motor
SR Nova driving like a joyrider
Speeding to the corner
Your mother warned you to sound system banger

Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
You're listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial
 
My underground train runs from Mile End to Ealing
From Brixton to Boundsgreen
My spitting's dirty my beats are clean
So smoke weed and be lean

I step out my yard through the streets
In the dead heat all I got's my spirit and my beats
I play fair don't cheat
And keep the gangsters sweet

Just turn the page, don't rip it out at your age
Move to the next stage
Lock the rage inside the cage
Like SK it's New Day

But don't take the shortcut through the subway
It's pay or play, these geezers walk the gangway
Deep seated urban decay
Deep seated urban decay

Rip down posters alight
From last weeks big Garage night
And the next Tyson fight
I cook 'em at ninety degrees farenheit
And don't copy the copyright

I got 'em in my sites, blinding with the lights
Taken to dizzy new heights
Blinding with the lights, blinding with the lights
Dizzy new heights

Has it come to this?
Original Pirate Material
You're listening to The Streets
Lock down your aerial

Let's Push Things Forward

This ain't the down it's a upbeat
Make it complete, so what's the story?
Guaranteed accuracy, enhanced CD
Latest technology, darts at Treble 20

Huge non recuperable advance, majors be vigilant
I excel in both content and deliverance
So let's put on our classics
And we'll have a little dance, shall we?

No sales pitch, no media hype
No hydro, it's nice and ripe
I speak in communications in BOLD type

This ain't your archetypal street sound
Scan for ultrasounds north, south, east, west
And all 'round and then to the underground

You say that everything sounds the same
Then you go buy them
There's no excuses my friend
Let's push things forward

You say that everything sounds the same
Then you go buy them
There's no excuses my friend
Let's push things forward

As we progress to the checkpoint
I wholeheartedly agree with your viewpoint
But this ain't your typical Garage joint
I make points which hold significance

That ain't a bag, it's a shipment
This ain't a track, it's a movement
I got the settlement
My frequencies are transient

And resonate your eardrums
I make bangers not anthems
Leave that to the Artful Dodger
The broad shouldered, 51% shareholder

You won't find us on Alta Vista, cult classic, not bestseller
You're gonna need more power
Plug in the free phase and the generator
Crank it up to the gigawatts
Critics ready with your potshots, the plot thickens

Put on your mittens for these sub-zero conditions
But remember I'm just spittin'
Remember I'm just spittin'
Once bitten forever smitten

You say that everything sounds the same
Then you go buy them
There's no excuses my friend
Let's push things forward

You say that everything sounds the same
Then you go buy them
There's no excuses my friend
Let's push things forward

Split jewels like eastern riches, junkie fixes
Around here we say birds, not bitches
As London Bridge burns down, Brixton's burnin' up
Turns out you're in luck so I know this dodgy fuck in The Duck

So it's just another show flick
From your local city poet
In case you geezers don't know it
Lets push things forward

It's a tall order but we're taller
Callin' all mawlers, backstreet brawlers
Corner shop crawlers, victories flawless
Love us or hate us but don't slate us

Don't conform to formulas
Pop genres and such, Sharp darts, Double Dutch
Parked cars, troubles a much with more Bud
Let's push things forward

You say that everything sounds the same
Then you go buy them
There's no excuses my friend
Let's push things forward

You say that everything sounds the same
Then you go buy them
There's no excuses my friend
Let's push things forward

Sharp Darts

Sharp darts spitting masters
Spitting darts faster
Shut up I'm the driver, you're the passenger
I'll reign superior
The pressure blows the dial on your barometer
Do you understand?
Or do you need an interpreter?

My style is distinguished, all fires are extinguished
Ask your girl to sing and she'll sing this, I'm a scientist
Have no prejudice, that's my hypothesis
Make your analysis, ever heard a beat like this?
I walk the beat like a policemen
No karma pedestrian
In 500 years they'll play this song in museums

I'm the bold adventurer
U.K.'s Ambassador
Holdin' up Excalibur
Your beats are inferior
Don't wanna embarrass your
So call your solicitor
The jury voted unanimously against you

Sharp darts spitting masters
Spitting darts faster
Shut up I'm the driver, you're the passenger
I'll reign superior
The pressure blows the dial on your barometer
Do you understand?
Or do you need an interpreter?

This one's fat like your mother
Contains enough calories
Resonating all your favorite frequencies
I've got a worldwide warranty
Satisfaction guarantee
If you ain't happy then just
Send it right back to me

'Spec to B.C., it's time to fuck loyalty
One day I hope to earn some hard royalties
From a bit of sample robbery
Cook burglary, noise thievery
Or wholesale piracy
So watch your back, I'm inclined to sample
I'll dismantle and make you all examples

Sharp darts spitting masters
Spitting darts faster
Shut up I'm the driver, you're the passenger
I'll reign superior
The pressure blows the dial on your barometer
Do you understand?
Or do you need an interpreter?

Sharp darts spitting masters
Spitting darts faster
Shut up I'm the driver, you're the passenger
I'll reign superior
The pressure blows the dial on your barometer
Do you understand?
Or do you need an interpreter?

Same old thing

Yeah, street level, oi, oi, yeah
That's it, right there

'Round there nothin' seems too big
At street level, same old thing, everyday
That's it, that's it, that's it
Just as playin' every plan in different places

Yeah, oi, tunes heavy
'Round there nothin' seems too big
At street level, same old thing, everyday
That's it, that's it, that's it
Just as playin' every plan in different places
Yeah, oi, oi, right there

Who's round is it? Down that beer quick
Smash my glass back down
Fall over the table, all rowdy and pissed
Seems the only difference between mid week shit and weekend
Is how loud I speak, and whether I try and pull a girlfriend

That's it, who's got dough?
Aye, you know, I'd pay, but I'm broke, only got coinage to show
Puttin' off walking home on my own to my throne
Two empty takeaways, ashtrays and remains of the day, stoned
Pick a bottle, off the table, peel the label, tell a fable

Offer opinion for free and a solution to the latest big news story
Football and smut daily as I ponder winnin' the lottery
Buy a drink, chat to a lady, the girls well, fit definitely, not maybe
She's rude, I'd shag her and make tea, right there

'Round there nothin' seems too big
At street level, same old thing, everyday
That's it, that's it, that's it
Just as playin' every plan in different places

Yeah, oi, oi, heavy, heavy
'Round there nothin' seems too big
At street level, same old thing, everyday
That's it, that's it, that's it
Just as playin' every plan in different places

Can't lounge in the boozer all day, got maneuvers to make
Gotta see a man about a dog, can't be late, I'm always late
Rainin' cats and fog but nice and dry in the black dog
Down it in one, my son, can't sit here, gotta run, things need done

If they don't win this and the next one
They're getting relegated to the third division
At street level, real people saying, "Repeated sequel"
Rock and roll, fall to the floor like last night, yesterday mornin'
And the night before, and the night before

Apparently there's a whole world out there somewhere
It's right there, I just don't see it, right there
I just don't see it, oi, oi

'Round there nothin' seems too big
At street level, same old thing, everyday
That's it, that's it, that's it
Just as playin' every plan in different places
Yeah, oi

At street level, 'round there nothin' seems too big
At street level, same old thing, everyday
That's it, that's it, that's it
Just as playin' every plan in different places
Yeah, oi, oi, heavy, heavy

Lock the door on your way out

*** Thanx a lot to ola for this one ***

Geezerz need excitement

Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense
Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense

Out the club about three, to the take away
The shit in a tray merchants
Shops got special perchant for the disorderly
Geezers looking ordinary and a few looking leery
Chips fly 'round to the sound of the latest chart entry
An incendiary waiting to blast

No harm with the contest, who can throw the furthest
Behind the counter they look nervous, but
Carry on cutting the finest cuts of chicken from the big spinning stick
Then over flies a chip, flips, and hits you on the back
You spin 'round on the attack "Fuck you playing at?"
He looks like a Cheshire cat, almost falls down

Your frowns and Superman eye lasers don't even register
By now you want to leather this twat
And forever your gonna regret that, your choice of path
So mash his head up and your girl's now fed up
But stop to think and it's never gonna be
The Jackie Chan scene it could have been to end up

Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense
Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense

So you owe someone money subbing scunny
Best pay me Billy, no worries
One fifty on Sunday
But in someway that turns into Wednesday
Then goes straight to pay on a hazy evening in the local bar cafe
What a way, what a way

Just to recap for those at the back
This is everyday tit for tat you owe your dealer
And can't pay back fee
Suddenly he's the baddy
So you tell your mates you could
Have him anyway, to look 'geez'

But he's a shady fuck, Beamer three series
Lock, stock and two fat fucks backing him up
Can't convey enough of his desire for the paper stuff
In a blunt fashion, Billy's angry with a passion
So please just accept it ain't happening and go back to your runnings
'Cause you might get yourself in trouble one of these days

Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense
Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense

Get hold of this bird after pub closing hours
Would your girl like this?
No don't think so somehow, in the winter showers
But she'll never know and your face will never show shit
This is how goes it and besides she was well fit
And who could resist

Move up to the next place,a smooth club
To flex bass beats and your best mates all down
Nice sound, Smirnoff ice rounds
MC's clowning, [Incomprehensible] boys frowning
Every thing's sweet, every thing's tucked in
And 'round here we're all downing

But all of a sudden though, just through the smoke
Is your bird laughing and joking with a bloke?
Ain't just that either, as she moves closer
Miss-shape what looks like their lover, he's tonguing her
All rage sweeps up through your torso
You're more so ready to go over and show him who's man

Football fan style
Leave it in the can for a while
'Cause even as they smile he's still got choices
Don't listen to them voices
Then at the end of the day you may just have caused this
So leave the forces

Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense
Geezers need excitement
If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence
Common sense, simple common sense

*** Thanx a lot to Lise who corrected a mistake ***

It's Too late

She said, "Meet me at the gates at 8
Leave now, don't be late"
She said one day she'd walk away
'Cause I was always late

Thought things were okay
Didn't care though anyway
Say, "Sorry babe
I had to meet a mate", temptin' fate

We first met through a shared view
She loved me and I did too
It's now seven fifty, gettin' ready, better be nifty
Do my hair quickly, step out, it's cloudy

Mate bells me to borrow money
I got two Henrys and a dealer to pay
Call upon Geezers to rid these green trees of my reekin' jeans
Got a 'You think I care' air, outglarin' Geezers' stares

I'm here and I'm there
Couldn't see past the end of my beer
What was gettin' near?
All the silence after the cheers

I didn't know that it was over
'Til it was too late, too late
But if I ever needed you
Would you be there?

She said, "Meet me at the gates
Don't be late"
But pretty soon the day came for change
And I was glad she never walked away

So I'm choosin' what to wear
Doin' my hair with an hour to spare
When my life went pear
She'd been there with a thick stare

Big wheel climbed to the top
Geezers stares bounced off
Standin' at the top of this huge mountain
Smilin' and shoutin', spring flowers sproutin'

Not one inch of doubt in my mind
As I reached the gates
Came 'round the corner at a rate
Risked her love but I'm gonna set things straight

Never again am I gonna be late
Never again am I gonna be late
Never again am I gonna be late

I didn't know that it was over
'Til it was too late, too late
But if I ever needed you
Would you be there?

I said, "Meet me at the gates
Leave now, don't be late"
I waited for a while listenin' to her voice mail
Mind set sail

Then the facts turned me pale
Wind, rain and hail
My fears unveiled
For my fair female

She'd walked away
Too little too late
I step up the pace
Walk past the gates

Rain runs over my face
Spirit falls from grace
I purchase a hazy escape
At the alcohol place in the chase

Sat down, I got a fat frown
Weapin' and drownin'
My senses
For this love game's expensive

I walk in a trance
Got a wounded soldier stance
The everyday geezers stares
Throw me off balance

Now nothin' holds significance
And nothin' holds relevance
'Cause the only thing I can see
Is her elegance

I didn't know that it was over
'Til it was too late, too late
But if I ever needed you
Would you be there?

I didn't know that it was over
'Til it was too late, too late
But if I ever needed you
Would you be there?

*** Thanx a lot to Vicky for this one ***

Too much Brandy

Smell of good earthy herbs makes my nerves shudder
But where were you that cold December
Cos we were in the grasshopper spending guilders
Central station, charged up like Scarface
Amsterdam ain't a nice place off your face, we enter the race
Walk down, been there before, done that, no joy if you're bored

Let's go see Roy, get fucked up with the boys
Calvin, Schmalvin, I'm well within my limit, oh hang on a minute
These mushrooms just kicked in, think I might be finished
The ball game heads for the worse
For what it's worth I might just fall off the edge of the earth
Brain's kind of surfing now

We wander down darkened pathways in a daze
"Want to buy any cocaine?", am I paranoid? Yes, you're paranoid
Charlie, darling, please save me, this is raving
Take me home to my baby, two bags of mushrooms
Room's mushed up and I need a cradle

In its own little way, my body was trying to say
That you better stop drinking brandy
In its own little way, my body was trying to say
That you better stop drinking brandy

Now getting to the bar's gonna be trouble
So the Marlons'll have to be doubles
Then you drink doubles
The same speed you drink singles
Ah, beautiful, the barman holds aloft the crystal glass
And I'm having all that's in the bubble in the bottom of the bottle

Then by three or four, your head's a bit mangled
Club's full, you mingle you dance the fandango
You sing all your favourite jingles
Far gone on one, call me Baron Von Marlon
One has a monocle and cigar
Dickie bow and long Johns

My utility belt tells me it's to the bar batman
Fat cans of that lager then it's straight to the dance floor
For much more fancy footwork, it's adored by many amour
Don't awe me with your little sidestep technique
Get to the beat, loosen up, it's the streets

In its own little way, my body was trying to say
That you better stop drinking brandy
In its own little way, my body was trying to say
That you better stop drinking brandy

We eat junk food, sat drunk on the tube
Every time the train clunks I feel like puking
Wonder whether that beautiful bird'll ring
Then it all goes hazy, these are the days
We're walking up out and back to the road, talking
Well, shouting actually, loads more drunk, by Jove

Mind's focused, balance fucked up
Ra, ra, ra, it's all back to the dogstar and
If it's his round I'm quite partial to another Marlon at the bar
Bad idea to start again late, should've given my brain a break
Take it easy mate, you start to think
You're a state, you definitely are a state

In its own little way, my body was trying to say
That you better stop drinking brandy
In its own little way, my body was trying to say
That you better stop drinking brandy

Don't mug yourself

A new day another morning after leaning back on my chair
In a greasy spoon cafeteria
Last night was some beer laryness done our way but again
We're back in the light of day chatting shit, sitting at the wall table
Telling jokes playing with the salt, lookin' out the window

Girl brings two plates of full English
Over with plenty of scrambled eggs and plenty of fried tomato
Get my phone out, 'bout to give this girl a shout see if she had
A nice time last night up town ask if she fancies trying it again
Sometime then call grabs the phone

Hold it down boy, your head's getting blurred
I know you can't stop thinking of her
By all means you can vibe with this girl
But just don't mug yourself, thats all don't mug yourself

Seriously Mick you fucker
No no no 'cos ya know what I mean
Don't mug yourself I'm fucking, I'm know why
Really do you know what I mean?
I can take it or leave it, believe and then calving like oi

You need to hold it down Jack, put your phone back
Quit staring into space and eat your snack, thats that
She'll want you much for not hanging on
Stop me if I'm wrong, stop me if I'm wrong

Why should she be the one who decides whether its
Off or on or on or off or on?
Now the girl's rude, I know she's rude but she's screwed
Right through you, you'll be on your knees soon

Hold it down boy, your head's getting blurred
I know you can't stop thinking of her
By all means you can vibe with this girl
But just don't mug yourself, that's all don't mug yourself

And I'm like, honestly it's not like that, your acting like
I'm prancing like a sap jumping when she claps and that
Do you really think I act whack 'cos I'm tellin' you
Serving the aces and it's game set and match

Perfectly in control of this goal, I've got the lead role
Won't be fooled and I'm older than you're told
Girl sold, high speeds gold
Game over game over too cold

Hold it down boy, your head's getting blurred
I know you can't stop thinking of her
By all means you can vibe with this girl
But just don't mug yourself, that's all don't mug yourself

Hold it down boy, your head's getting blurred
I know you can't stop thinking of her
By all means you can vibe with this girl
But just don't mug yourself, that's all don't mug yourself oh yeah

Hold it down boy, your head's getting blurred
I know you can't stop thinking of her
The girl is she as smelly ala piss
She must have crab and fuckin' shrimp in her teeth
No no that's it that's it let me go again let me go again

Are we still recording
Well yeah!

*** Thanx a lot to ola & Gav for this one ***

Who Got The Funk

Oi oi oi Lee Satchell you bastard
Stop trying to shag the birds and fight the geezers
Mine's a Kronenberg mate
The streets

Who gots the funk?
Geezers, geezers, geezers
Who gots the funk?

Original pirate material
Day in the life of a geezer
Crispy, Rosco, England's glory
Unique lyrics

Locked on, Andy Lewis
All Birmingham geezers
All London heads
Barnett, Brixton, Beckenham
You're listening to the streets
Original pirate material

Day in the life of a geezer
Day in the life of a geezer
This is just a groove
Just a groove

The irony of it all

Hello, hello, my name's Terry and I'm a law-abider
There's nothin' I like more than gettin' fired up on beer
And when the weekend's here
I exercise my right to get paralytic and fight

Good Bloke fairly
But I get well leery when geezers look at me funny
Bounce 'em round like bunnies
I'm likely to cause mischief

Good clean grief you must believe
And I ain't no thief, law-abidin' and all, all legal
And who cares about my liver when it feels good?
What you need is some real manhood

Rasher, rasher, burnin' cash up
Puttin' people's backs up
Public disorder, I'll give you public disorder
I down eight pints and run all over the place

Spit in the face of an officer, see if that bothers ya
'Cause I never broke a law in my life
Some day I'm gonna settle down with a wife
Come on lads let's have another fight

Um, hello, my name's Tim and I'm a criminal
In the eyes of society I need to be in jail
For the choice of herbs I inhale
This ain't no wholesale operation

Just a few eighths and some play station's my vocation
I pose a threat to the nation
And down the station the police hold no patience
Let's talk space and time

I like to get deep sometimes
And think about Einstein and Carl Jung
And old Kung Fu movies I like to see
Pass the hydrator please, yeah, I'm floatin' on thin air

Going to Amsterdam in the New Year, top gear there
'Cause I take pride in my hobby
Home-made bongs using my engineering degree
"Dear leaders, please legalize weed for these reasons"

Like I was saying to him, I told him, "Fuck with me and you won't live"
So I smacked him in the head and downed another carling
Bada bada bing, for the lad's like, mad fight
His face a sad sight, Vodka and Snake Bite

Going on like a right geez, he's a twat
Shouldn't have looked at me like that
Anyway, I'm an upstandin' citizen
If a war came along I'd be on the front line with 'em

Can't stand crime either, them hooligans
On heroin, drugs and criminals
Those thugs are the pinnacle of the downfall of society
I've got all the anger pent up inside of me

You know, I don't see why I should be the criminal
How can somethin' with no recorded fatalities be illegal?
And how many deaths are there per year from alcohol?
I just completed gran turismo on the hardest settin'

We pose no threat on my city
Ooh, the pizza's here, will someone let him in please?
We didn't order chicken
Not a problem, we'll pick it out

I doubt they meant to mess us about
After all we're all adults, not louts
As I was sayin', we're friendly peaceful people
We're not the ones out there causin' trouble

We just sit in this hazy bubble with our quarters
Discussing how beautiful Gail Porter is
MTV, BBC 2, Channel 4 is on until six in the mornin'
Then six in the mornin' the sun dawns and it's my bedtime

Causin' trouble?
Your stinkin' rabble boys
Saying I'm the lad who's spoilin' it
You're on drugs

It really bugs me when people try and tell me I'm a thug
Just for gettin' drunk, I like gettin' drunk
'Cause I'm an upstandin' citizen
If a war came along I'd be on the front line with 'em

Now Terry, you're repeatin' yourself
But that's okay, drunk people can't help that
A chemical reaction happenin' inside your brain
Causes you to forget what you're sayin'

What? I know exactly what I'm sayin'
I'm perfectly sane
You stinkin' student lameo
Go get a job and stop robbin' us of our taxes

Um, well actually accordin' to research
Government fundin' for further education pales in insignificance
When compared to how much they spend on repairin' leery drunk people
At the weekend, in casualty wards all over the land

Why you cheeky little swine come here
I'm gonna batter ya, come here

*** Thanx a lot to Ed for this one ***

Weak Become Heroes

Turn left up the street
Nothing but gray concrete and dead beats
Grab something to eat, Maccy D's or KFC
Only one choice in the city
Done voice in my pity, now let's get to the nitty gritty

Tune reminds me of my first E
Like unique still sixteen and feelin' horny
Point to the sky feel free
A sea of people, all equal smiles in front and behind me
Swim in the deep blue sea, cornfields sway lazily

All smiles, all easy, where you from?
What you on and what's your story?
Mesmerizing tones, risin' pianos, this is my zone so stop clonin'
Pick paper scissors or stone

'Coz me and you are same, I known you all my life
I don't know your name
The name's European Bob, saw it anyway
Gonna have dance now, see you later, please to meet you
Likewise a pleasure

We were just standin' there mindin' our own
And it went on and on
We all smile, we all sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing, we all sing, sing

We were just standin' there mindin' our own
And it went on and on
We all smile, we all sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing, we all sing, sing

The night slowly fades and goes slow motion
All the commotion becomes floatin' emotions
Same piano loops over
Arms wave, eyes roll back and jaws fall open
I see in soft focus

Chattin' to this bloke in the toilets
Dizzy new heights blinded by the lights
These people are for life, it's all back to his place
At the end of the night, they could settle wars with this
If only they will imagine, the worlds leaders on pills
Then imagine the mornin' after

War's causing disaster, don't talk to me, I don't know ya
But this ain't tomorrow and for now I still love ya
Hours fly over, sail round diamonds and pearls
Never seen so many fit girls
Discover new worlds, look at my watch, can't focus
Last two hours I lost, every move fills me with lust

All of life's problems, I just shake off
Mad little events happen, things map out and
A few blue maddens alight the toilets
Big beefy bouncers out to reveal us, geezers on E's
And first timers, kids on whizz, darlin's on Charlie
All come together for this party

All races, many faces from places you never heard of
Where you from, what's your name and what you want?
Sing to the words, flex to the fat ones
The tribal drums, the sun's risin'
We all smile, we all sing

We were just standin' there mindin' our own
It went on and on
We all smile, we all sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing, we all sing, sing

We were just standin' there mindin' our own
It went on and on
We all smile we all sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing, we all sing, sing

Then the girl in the cafe taps me on the shoulder
I realize five years went by, I'm older
Memories smoulder, winters colder
But that same piano loops over and over and over
The road shines and the rain washes away
The same Chinese take away, selling shit in a tray

It's dark all round, I walk down same sight
Same sounds, new beats though
Solid concrete under my feet
No surprises, no treats, the world stands still
As my mind sloshes round, the washin' up bowl in my crown
My life's been up and down since I walked from that crowd

We were just standin' there mindin' our own
It went on and on
We all smile, we all sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing, we all sing, sing

We were just standin' there mindin' our own
It went on and on
We all smile, we all sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing, we all sing, sing

Out of respect for Johnny Walker, Apollo, Ford
Niki Holloway, Danny Rampling
And all the people who gave us these times
And to the goverment I stick my middle finger up
With regards to the Criminal Justice Bill
For all the heroes who came along the way

Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing , we all sing, sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing, we all sing, sing

We were just standin' there mindin' our own
It went on and on
We all smile, we all sing
Weak become heroes, then the stares align
We all sing , we all sing, sing

*** Thanx a lot to Virginie & Izzy & ola who corrected some mistakes ***

Who Dares Wins

It's who dares wins in the city
Sit pretty
Locked on not tripoli
Get dressed for the party
As I spit simile after simile

Got the latest Nikes on my feet
The Streets merely reflect this bass line and beat
Lock on to 102.6, The Streets
Kronenburg double doves and herbs
Action speak louder than words
Get fucked up sound the curbs
Street geezers

Accept me as your own
Let me make myself at home
I just ain't a clone
Still got the Monsta Boy ring tone though
Raised as a northern star
With a London underground travel card

Stay positive

'Cos this world swallows souls
And when the blues unfold
It gets cold silence burns holes
You're going mad
Perhaps you always were

But when things was good you just didn't care
This is called irony
When you most need to get up you got no energy
Time and time shit'll happen
The dark shit's unwrapping

But no one's listening your mates are laughing
Your brethren's fucking and then you start hating
Your stomach starts churning and you mind starts turning
So smoke another draw
It won't matter no more but the next day still feels sore

Rain taps on your window
Always did tho but you didn't hear it when things were so so
You're on your own now
Your little zone you were born alone and believe me you'll die alone
Weed becomes a chore
You want the buzz back so you follow the others onto smack

Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive

Feels nice and still
Good thing about brown is it always will
It's easy, no one blames you
It's that world out there that's fucked you
You're no less of a person and if God exists, He still loves you

Just remember that the more you sink
The further back from that brink
Maybe you've lifetime scars and you
Think tattoos might be more fitting
But who's picking?

Searching for yourself you find demons
Try and be a freeman and grasp that talisman
'Cos your the same as I am
We all need our fellow man
We all need our samaritan

Maybe I'm better looking than you tho
Maybe I've got more dough but am I happier, no
Get the love of a good girl and your world
Will be much richer than my world
And your happyness will un-curl

Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive

Stop dreaming
People who say that are blaspheming
They're doing nine to five and moaning
And they don't want you succeeding when they've blown it
And you idols who are they?

They too dreamt about their day
Positive steps will see your goals
Whether it's dollars or control, feel the gold
I aint helping you climb the ladder
I'm busy climbing mine

That's how it's been since the dawn of time
If you reach a Cul De Sac
The world turns it's back
This is you zone, it's like blackjack
He might get the ace or the top one

So organise your two's and three's into a run
Then you'll have fucked him son
And for that you'll be the better one
One last thing before you go though
When you feel better tommorow you'll be a hero

But never forget today you could be back here
Things can stray
What if you see me in that window?
You won't help me I know
That's cool, just keep walking where you go

Carry on through the estate, stare at the geezers
So they know you ain't lightweight
And go see your mates
And when they don't look happy
Play them this tape

Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive

I hope you understand me
Just trying and stay positive
I aint no preaching fucker and I aint no do goody goody either
This is about when shit goes pear shaped
And if you aren't or ever have been at rock bottom

Then good luck to you in the big wide world
But remember that one day shit might just start crumbling
Your bird might fuck off or you might loose your job
It's when that happens that what I'm talking
About will feel much more important to you

So if you aint feeling it, just be thankfull
That everythings cool in your world
Respect to B C
Positivity, positivity

Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive

Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive
Just try and stay positive

*** Thanx a lot to Matt who corrected a mistake ***

A Grand Don't Come For Free

It Was Supposed To Be So Easy

It was supposed to be so easy

Just take back the DVD, withdraw that extra money
Tell mum I wouldn't be back for tea, then grab my savings and hurry
So first to get the film back in time, to avoid that big fine
I had to do a fast hill climb, but a faster decline
But I flew a bit quick, arms like a lunatic
Had to stop for a few ticks, I started feelin' sick
Got to the video shop in a state, but chuffed it wouldn't be late
Only when he flicked open the case, I'd left the disc at my place

Today I've achieved absolutely nought
In just bein' out of the house, I've lost out
If I wanted to end up with more now
I should've just stayed in bed, like I know how

So I failed on the DVD, but I still had to get the money
Tell mum I couldn't make tea, get the savin' and then hurry
Rushin' to the cash machine, still a bit mashed and lean
Then ofcourse a mandatory car, drives by and splashes me
Get there the cues outrageous, ladies takin' ages
My rage is blowin' gauges, how longs it take to validate your wages?
At last my turn comes, press the fifty squid button
Insufficient funds

Today I've achieved absolutely nought
In just bein' out of the house, I've lost out
If I wanted to end up with more now
I should've just stayed in bed, like I know how

So I failed on the DVD, couldn't withdraw any money
But I still had to call mum, get the savings and then hurry
So to call my mum so that, I could tell her I can't go and that
At least I remembered my phone man, I didn't know her number off hand
Where's my phone have I got it, oh this is a crock of shit
I lost the fuckin' thing, oh here it is in my pocket
But the batteries nearly flat, gotta call quick snap
Aww shit, the battery is flat

Today I've achieved absolutely nought
In just bein' out of the house, I've lost out
If I wanted to end up with more now
I should've just stayed in bed, like I know how

So I've failed on the DVD, couldn't withdraw any money
Or call mum about tea, I'll have to get the savings and hurry
But where was the money?, I knew I'd left it on the
Side, next to the telly, this is not even funny
I left it in the livin' room, ready to pick up as soon
As I passed through, on the way out to the rendezvous
So the shoe box full of money, just disappearing from me
Is not what I call funny, a grand don't come for free

Today I've achieved absolutely nought
In just bein' out of the house, I've lost out
If I wanted to end up with more now
I should've just stayed in bed, like I know how

Oi, soaked to the bone in my jeans, do you want me to stop?
I imagine my mums weaping right now
And the thousand pounds you swore, that I left on the table this morn
Has simply disappeared right before my eyes, his eyes and yours
And I'm a thousand pounds poorer
A hundred thousand pennies, no more
A thousandth of a million squid, or two monkeys or a whole fifty scores
Gone withdrawn from my life, the money is no more for sure

It was supposed to be easy

*** Thanx a lot to Wim for this one ***

Could Well Be In

'Coz her last relationship fucked her up
Got hurt majorly, finds it tough to trust
Looked at the ashtray, then looked back up
Spinnin' it away on the tabletop

She looked much fitter than Saturday just
She worked in JD's with Dan
Back then I figured she was pretty damn rough
But she was only wearin' her work stuff

And in these clothes she looked more than buff
She stirred her straw, sat up to adjust
I told her I thought it was important
That you could get lost in conversation

Chattin' shit, sittin' in oblivion
With that person who's your special one
She said she was the worst pool player under the sun
But blokes go easy so she always won

I saw this thing on ITV the other week
Said, that if she played with her hair she's probably keen
She's playin with her hair, well regularly
So I reckon I could well be in

She didn't look too bored with what I was sayin'
Her hair looked much better than the other day
She had her fingers 'round her hair playin'
I saw on the telly that's a good indication

She didn't offer to buy the next drink though, nay
Suppose that's just a girl's way
I'm tryin to think what else I could say
Peelin' the label off, spinnin' the ashtray

Yeah actually, yes, she did look pretty neat
Her perfume smelled expensive and sweet
I felt like my hair looked a bit cheap
Wished I'd had it cut back last week

She kept givin' me this look 'coz she would speak
Was she only friendly or was she a keep?
Asked if she wanted the same again to drink
Started to turn and get up out my seat

I saw this thing on ITV the other week
Said, that if she played with her hair she's probably keen
She's playin' with her hair, well regularly
So I reckon I could well be in

She said that her close mates all were
Always the most important thing to her
I said, "I thought it was a bit more blurred"
She asked what I meant by that as she stirred

I told her about the money and what had occurred
With it goin' missing from the living room, so
With my best mates all there standin by
Right where I left it, under their eyes

So surely one of them might have spied
What happened to my money at that time
I felt like they were all smilin' on the side
She was like 'Fair Play', she couldn't say why

She didn't know what all my mates were like
And I said she just might be right
Wish I had someone I could always rely
Someone to get lost chattin' to all night

I saw this thing on ITV the other week
Said, that if she played with her hair she's probably keen
She's playin with her hair, well regularly
So I reckon I could well be in

As I walked back with more drinks to our place
She had her phone stuck to the side of her face
I sat for a minute while she chatted away
'Bout somethin with her Mom and her birthday

Played for a bit with the same ashtray
Thought about things while I sat and waited
It was nice to chat about the shit in my head
Someone who just listens to you instead

I looked to the barman, wiping down again
Looked at the football on the TV set
Tryin to look like I weren't just waitin' there
For her conversation to come to an end

I look at my watch and realized right then
That for three hours been in conversation
Before she put her phone down she switched to silent
And we carried on chattin' for more than that again

I saw this thing on ITV the other week
Said, that if she played with her hair she's probably keen
She's playin with her hair, well regularly
So I reckon I could well be in

I saw this thing on ITV the other week
Said, that if she played with her hair she's probably keen
She's playin with her hair, well regularly
So I reckon I could well be in

*** Thanx a lot to Zoey who corrected this one ***

Not Addicted

I've never lied to you

It's his lucky day, that's a given
He'll tick the box on the slip and then just watch and learn
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But this is gonna pay, he feels it this one'll be fine

This time I know I'm gonna smash the bet
I foresee it smacked in the back of the net
Men grip slips, wipe their hands that sweat
The camera pans the away fans end

Twenty quid for blues to thrash the reds
Then cash that cash, when the ref has said
My mate's out, his pads a mess
Its getting late, I've not dashed yet

Oh, the question I have to ask myself
Is can I see us not battering them?
If I can't see that happening then
I'm gonna put all my money down on one fat bet

Now I don't know the first thing about football
But my instincts tell me this is my windfall
It's his lucky day, that's a given
He'll tick the box on the slip and then just watch and learn
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But this is gonna pay, he feels it this one'll be fine

This time I know I woulda cashed the lot
I woulda held in my hand the whole jackpot
The games won, the ends have a swap
Two nil up, they're getting mashed up

But I wont win now, the chance flopped
'Cause I couldn't make it to the damn shop
Might as well put tea in that pot
I've got nowhere else I have to bop

The question I have to ask one
Is how I managed, not to manage the trot
Maybe I could phone in and slap it on
Put all my money on a mid-match one

Yes, I don't know the first thing about football
But my instincts tell me this is my windfall
It's his lucky day, that's a given
He'll tick the box on the slip and then just watch and learn
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But this is gonna pay, he feels it this one'll be fine

Oh shit, I'm mad glad I didn't back that match
Suppose to be an unproblematic catch
Full time the whistle blasted after
The last passer, passed the last pass

Would you believe how we fell back
Three goals lost in the last half
So glad I was stranded back at the flat
Wincing at every goal we let 'em have

The question I now have to ask
Is how the fuck did we get smashed that bad?
I just very, very nearly, nearly
Lost every penny of all my cash

Yes, I don't know the first thing about football
And my instincts almost led me to a pitfall
It's his lucky day, that was barmy
He didn't tick the box on the slip and what a relief
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But next time he will be more lucky, next time he'll be fined

It's his lucky day, that was barmy
He didn't tick the box on the slip and what a relief
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But next time he will be more lucky, next time he'll be fined

I need to rethink the technique of my betting shit
Maybe change the parameters a little bit
Instead of betting on to win the football
I'll bet to lose the cricket

*** Thanx a lot to Wim for this one ***

Blinded By The Light

That's the one, oi
How did he not find the baggy with his hand in my shoe?
Way too close for me, ah well at least they allowed me through
Should be a good night in here, Ramo in the main room
People keep pushing me though, no reception on the phone

And I'm thinkin'
(Lights are blinding my eyes)
They said they'd be here, they said, they said in the corner
And I'm thinkin'
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)

These are well speckly, bit green and blue
Threes is well cheap though, so I'll take three if I need to
Right I'm on the plan, I wish the bouncers would go away
Borrow water off this man, here goes nothing okay

And I'm thinkin'
(Lights are blinding my eyes)
Argh that's proper rank, that tastes like hairspray
And I'm thinkin'
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)

I hate coming to the entrance just to get bars on my phone
You have no new messages, so why haven't they phoned?
Menu, write message, so where are you and Simone?
Send message, Dan's number, where've they gone?

And I'm thinkin'
(Lights are blinding my eyes)
Why's the message pending? Where the fuck are you?
And I'm thinkin'
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)

Hmm, brandy or beer? Water's a good idea
Wish that bar lady'd appear, and come serve over here
Where the fuck could they be? Still not over in the corner
This nights a tragedy, I keep thinking I saw her

And I'm thinkin'
(Lights are blinding my eyes)
No thats not them, thats not them either
And I'm thinkin'
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)

I'm still not feeling anything, this has got to be a dud
It's been ages since I necked it and smoked six tabs to the nub
Belly's not even tingling, I just feel a bit pissed
And no one looks like minglin', I cant see her or him

And I'm thinkin'
(Lights are blinding my eyes)
I'm gonna do another I think, yeah, one more, these are shit
And I'm thinkin'
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)

These toilets are a piss take, queue's bigger than the door
Gotta get rid of this pill taste, what are they chattin' so much for?
Glad I'm not a girl in this place, they'll be here till dawn
Sure my belly's tingling a bit, somethings happening I'm sure

And I'm thinkin'
(Lights are blinding my eyes)
Maybe I shouldn't have done the second one, I feel all fidgety and warm
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)

Whoa, everything in the room is spinning, I think I'm gonna to fall down
My heart's beating too quick, I'm fucking tripping out
I wonder whether they got in, turned away no doubt
Who cares, this is a tune coming in, that one where he's like

I'm thinkin'
(Lights are blinding my eyes)
My eyes are rolling back, I'm rubbing my thighs with my hand
And I'm thinkin'
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)

Yeah yeah they cheer, can they see my hand in the air?
I need to wave 'em over here, I swear Simone's kissing Dan
My head is twisted severe, body's rushing everywhere
They could have texted me when they were near
But I'm fucked and I don't care

(Lights are blinding my eyes)
What was I thinkin' about? Ah who cares, I'm mashed
(People pushing by then walkin' off into the night)
Totally fucked, can't hardly fuckin' stand
This is fuckin' amazing, ah

*** Thanx a lot to Wim & Christian for this one ***

Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

I should be standin' at the bar waving a ten pound note around
But I sit here on the sofa at my girls house
I should be chattin' shit as I've not been out another snout
But I'll roach a spliff watching the TV for now

I should be watching the fruit machine for which one will pay out
But I sit on the sofa at my girls anyhow
I should be leggin' it for ma cab like a mad little lout
But I'll roach a spliff watchin' the TV throughout

I know, I never tell about every single day now
I'm always thinking loads about her
She's the best thing that ever happened to me and
I don't know what I would do without her

I should actually go out and about and flip some beer mats
Instead of sittin' here at my girls gaff
'Coz all I seem to do is sit in this habitat
Just roachin' a spliff wotchin' the TV and that

On the TV at my house it's a bit broken on the back
So I use my girls TV to wotch the match
Yeah I might head out later to get off this beaten trap
Of watching the TV roachin' up on the same old mat

I know, I never tell about every single day now
I'm always thinking loads about her
She's the best thing that ever happened to me and
I don't know what I would do without her

But on second thoughts I won't do shots
No I think I will sit on the sofa and eat my TV meal
I would actually much prefer to just sit here a chill
Roachin' a spliff watchin' eastenders or the bill

'Coz basically I love her and I love being here still
And I love sittin' on the sofa with my girl for real
I don't wanna knock my mates, but there it's the same old drill
Roachin' a spliff watchin' the TV is my will

I know, I never tell about every single day now
I'm always thinking loads about her
She's the best thing that ever happened to me and
I don't know what I would do without her

No fuck that, I might ask my mate where they'll be drinkin'
From the sofa giving them a ding, tell 'em
I will go freeze on that gramm later on this evening
Instead of roachin' a spliff watchin' the TV again

And then go out whilst back at hers she duz her ting
Sittin' on the sofa at her end
But as I watch the big screen, I know I will quite miss
Me and her roachin' a spliff watchin' the TV again

I know, I never tell about every single day now
I'm always thinking loads about her
(Thats exactly what I'm taking about)
She's the best thing that ever happened to me and
(I wouldn't have it any other way)
I don't know what I would do without her
(I tell you this)

I know, I never tell about every single day now
(There's a whole world out there)
I'm always thinking loads about her
(A whole world, but do I give a challenge)
She's the best thing that ever happened to me and
(There's a whole world out there)
Do you know what I mean
I don't know what I would do without her

I've got one packet of rizzla over there
But it's nearly dry now
I've got bits of cigarette all over the place
The clipper needs a shaking
The ash tray needs an emptying

But I wouldn't have it any other way
I said, "I wouldn't have it any other way"
I said, "I wouldn't have it, have it any other"
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
No I wouldn't
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
Wouldn't have it any other way
(Wouldn't have it any other way)

I said, "The ash-tray needs an emptying"
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
I said, "The clipper needs a shaking"
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
But I
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
(Wouldn't have it any other way)
I said "The same thing as yesterday"
(Wouldn't have it any other way)

*** Thanx a lot to Wim & Gordboy for this one ***

Get Out Of My House

Go, get out of my house
Please and actually give me back my keys
But I'll be proper angry
If you're not back later on your knees

Look, if I'm talking to you you shouldn't be gawping in thin air
You're so selfish but what about us, as in pair?
I needed you to come over man, I needed you to be near
I'm about to do something crazy, you'll regret this, I swear
This one time I really needed you to head over mine where
I was throwing up all morning it was all in my hair
Then because I was so dizzy I almost fell down the stairs
Like you always do, you know, you just don't fucking care

Go, get out of my house
Please and actually give me back my keys
But I'll be proper angry
If you're not back later on your knees

Look, come on, calm down, it wasn't all totally like that
You're over-reacting just a bit, maybe we can sit down and chat?
It's just you know I had stuff to do, you know, this and that
Maybe it wasn't so important as you being in the sack
But I had to sort out my pills man, I needed to stock up my stash
I couldn't do it any other day, I had to do it then, quick, snap
And you didn't want me there last Sat so I left you on your jack
And this Saturday I thought it was the same deal
As last Sat at your gaff

Go, get out of my house
Please and actually give me back my keys
But I'll be proper angry
If you're not back later on your knees

You don't care about my broken TV
I sit on my sofa all day smoking weed
I never phoned that bloke from the TV company
So please don't be like this, please, please, please

Actually now I think about it, what am I guilty about?
I felt like I was in the wrong, I felt like I was the lout
Oi, this is what happened last Saturday now, I think I remember now
You were ill last Saturday and two weeks before that little 'bout
You know I need that medication for my epilepsy now
Or I run the risk of having a fit, you know I can't go without
So when you being in bed is because last night you got pissed
It's you that's being selfish, it's you that don't give a shit

I'm gone, I'll get out your house
Then I'll never be back again
But I'll still be 'cieving
When you text me to make up and be friends

So there you go, eh? Don't try and gimme that shit, right?
Because, d'you know what I mean?
You're not exactly fuckin', y'know d'you know what I mean?
It don't really matter anymore, d'you know what I mean?
It's hard enough to remember my opinions
Without remembering my reasons for them
You're confusing me now

I'm not gonna give you an example, I can't remember an example
You do it all the time, you know, that thing that you do
I look, I can't remember when you last did it can I? I'm gone anyway
I'm never gonna darken your towers again, I'll tell you that
And that thing about femme fatal yeah?
She's fit, and she's fitter than you anyway
I like her, d'you know what I mean? I'm never gonna meet her
So before you get these jealous I like her, y'know

You can turn that off

Fit But You Know It

Excuse me girl
I know it's a bit embarrassing
But I just noticed some tan lines
On your shirt

See, I reckon you're about an eight or a nine
Maybe even nine and a half in four beers time
That blue top shop top you've got on is nice
Bit too much fake tan though but yeah, you score high

But there's just one little thing that's really, really
Really, really annoying me about you, you see
Yeah, yeah, like I said, you are really fit
But my gosh, don't you just know it

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though I would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit but my gosh, don't you know it

So when I looked at you standing there with your hoard
I was waiting in the queue looking at the board
Wondering whether to have a burger or chips
Or what the shrapnel in my back pocket could afford

When I noticed out of the corner of my eye
Looking towards my direction, your eyes locked onto my course
I couldn't concentrate on what I wanted to order
Which lost me the place in the queue I waited for, yeah

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though I would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit but my gosh, don't you know it

Whoa, leave it out
Are you smoking crack or something?
Mike just leave it, just leave it
We cannot have that behavior in this establishment

It's not worth it Mike, just leave it, it's not worth it
Don't touch me, don't touch me
I'm alright, don't touch me

For a while I was thinking yeah, but what if?
Picturing myself with bare white hot wit
Snaring at you as you were standing there opposite
Whether or not you knew it I swear you didn't tick

And when that bloke in the white behind us lot queuing
Was clocking onto you too, yeah, I had to admit that
Yeah yeah you are fit and yeah, I do want it
But I stopped sharkin' a minute to get chips and drinks

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though I would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit but my gosh, don't you know it

Now, I bashed my head hard earlier due to the brew
But I am digressing slightly so I'll continue
I didn't wanna bowl over all geezer and rude
Not rude like good but just rude like uncouth

You girls think you can just flirt and it comes to you
But let me tell you, see, yes, yes, you are really rude
And rude as in good, I knew this as you stood and queued
But I just did not want to give the satisfaction to you

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though I would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit but my gosh, don't you know it

Just as you started to make your big advance
With the milkshake and that little doughnut in hand
I was like, nah, I can't even though you look grand
But you look sharp there smiling hard, suggestin' and

Gleamin' away with your hearty hearty looking tan
But I admit the next bit was spanners to my plan
You walk towards my path but you just brushed right past
And into the arms of that fuckin' white shirted man

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though I would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit but my gosh, don't you know it

Oh, what do I give a fuck, I've got a girlfriend anyway
Whoa, we've all had a drink mate
We're all a bit drunk, we've had a few, fair play
I got this Stella, I bombed from that last cafe
This night's not even begun, yes, yes, oh yay

I did fancy you a bit though, yeah, I must say
I would rather I hadn't mugged myself on display
But this is just another case of female stopping play
On an otherwise, total result of a holiday

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though I would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit but my gosh, don't you know it

You're fit, but you're fit, but you know it
You're fit but you know it
I think, I'm going to fall over
I think, I'm going to fall, oh, fuck it all

*** Thanx a lot to Wim & Ninja for this one ***

Such A Twat

Yeah safe man, you okay? Just calling to ensure you got back in
Hope you coped yesterday 'coz I felt well damn grim
But yeah in the air on the plane my stomach was turning
Man I was hanging head-to-stead on the headrest in pain

Prayin' away all my bad sins
Lost count of the plain Chardonnays before the fourth or maybe the fifth
In future I need to abstain, if only I'd had a bit of discipline
But worth every bit of spare change, pure clowning down to the last drink

Hang on let me slam the door, mate
Just pause that thought for a bit

Why did I have to go and do a stupid thing like that?
'Coz yeah it felt like we were through though
But I could've ruined it, I'm such a twat

I've been pacing the place
Well paralyzed since I got back in with my bags though
Yeah I'm too aware that last night was way mad slack, I know
Carried in a gang I lost sight of Simone on her own, back at home

Distracted from the fact it weren't right
Could have raised up the hand but no
Simone was moaning and
That about me playing away on this holiday

She was watching the box at her Dad's house
There preparing spliffs away
As I'm smacking glasses down at George
Best, best session rate

Can you hear me? Na sorry mate
You're fuzzy mate, I can't hear you

Why did I have to go and do a stupid thing like that
'Coz yeah it felt like we were through though
But I could've ruined it, I'm such a twat

So, I lost you for a minute, yeah, yeah I can hear you now
See I mean that the true thing though I suppose I chose myself to allow
I was weak and stupid but as far as I viewed anyhow
She couldn't have been it for me the only girl I'd ever go out with

I didn't want to waste my youth in a girl's house to the sound of spliffs
And when she got in a mood with me in that text about that thing
I just switched off the phone when she started shouting
Coming to a conclusion I couldn't be bothered with anymore rowing

Why did I have to go and do a stupid thing like that
'Coz yeah it felt like we were through though
But I could've ruined it, I'm such a twat
(Nah nah nah)

And then after shots made me lose the plot, it all got a bit bizarre
And that incident with the ice cream I forgot, it all ended in our vodka
What I can remember is a blotch, I got a fat bruise on my arm

She weren't even much too hot but she totally mugged me up like rah
She knew exactly what she was doing and it all went a bit too far
She was with that bloke in the white top in Mcdonalds' car park
And then she let me chat her up later on in that lovely little bar

Hello? Ah fucking phones, man!

Why did I have to go and do a stupid thing like that
'Coz yeah it felt like we were through though
But I could've ruined it, I'm such a twat

Yeah I think we got cut off, yeah I got crap reception in my house
I have to stand in a certain spot in my kitchen or it cuts out
Yeah you know I was potty to even let myself allow it
I would if I could just swap what happened then for right now

And if she ever found out how far it got it would be more than just a row
This whole thing just got on top but it's her that I want, no doubt
So in a way its helped me doing wrong, I know I've fucked up now
This is where that dodgy shit stops, she's just gotta not find out

Why did I have to go and do a stupid thing like that
'Coz yeah it felt like we were through though
But I could've ruined it, I'm such a twat

Why did I have to go and do a stupid thing like that
'Coz yeah it felt like we were through though
But I could've ruined it, I'm such a twat

*** Thanx a lot to Wim for this one ***

What Is He Thinking

He's fuckin' lyin' I know he is
It's written all over his face

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

Can't seem to do anything but stare
My C.P. coat is lyin' just there
Draped over the edge of that dusty chair
All fits into place suddenly

Yeh, the coat was hangin' up under my stairs
But one day, went leavin' the cupboard bare
The facts all click in and become square
He stole it while I was unaware

But why's he denyin' it, when it's so bate?
Lookin' at the telly, won't look over straight
Why's he not flappin' and explainin' away?
To one very fuckin' frustrated mate

Dan's been trustin' every word Scott says
He believes in mates so fair play
But Scott's story is too far outweighed
And I'm gonna act before it's too late

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

This must all look a bit weird
It's Mike's C.P coat sittin' here
Draped over the chair
So that it appears to all fit me up suddenly

And clear, I'm gonna have to just try and volunteer
An' answer 'bout the man who left the bomber here
He must've picked it up from Mike's dear
Girl's house, when the weather wasn't clear

The man must've thought it was Simone's coat
We didn't think it was Mike's coat though
I can't just deny it, 'cos my face shows
Lookin' at the telly's not aidin', no

I can't tell Mike, this man didn't know
And innocently borrowed the coat at Simone's
'Cos then Mike would demand to know
Why this man was even at Simone's?

That frown could mean anything
What the fuck am I gonna do now?
He know's I'm lyin'
I wish I could read his mind
It's written all over my face

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

What the fuck's he saying? She had the garm'
Either he has gone John Barnes
Or he's tryin' to spin me a con's yarn
He think's he's the fuckin' don gar

How long have I undergone his smarm?
Shruggin' it all off as fun charm
If he don't stop lookin' at the TV, though
I'm gonna wrap the cable round his wee throat

"Hang on", Scott says, "Simone had the coat"
Where did he see her on the d low?
What is it I don't need to know?
Is he scheming to be near Simone?

In the club I wondered what was on the go
Dan was tryin' to keep Scott from bein' close
And Scott teefed me money and he teefed my coat
And he's tryin' to steal my girlfriend from under my nose

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

I wish I could read what his eyes are sayin'
Starin' straight and not blinkin'
He's not givin' anythin' away
What is he thinkin'?

Right, I can't be bothered with this no more
I'm gonna have to tell him, I owe him the score
I wish I could tell him about the dough on the draws
That's somethin' I don't know, I swore

The coat thing will look dodgy loads more
If I don't throw it down as the crow soars
I'd better put the video on pause
Face up toe to toe over the floor

He really needs to know how his jacket
Miraculously appeared round my gaff, here
And the man that left it's been shaggin'
Mike's girl behind Mike's back and thing

This shit's all got a bit out of hand
There's no options I'm all down on plans
I'm jus' gonna have to spit it now, man
Tell Mike the person that brought the coat 'round was Dan

Dry Your Eyes

In one single moment your whole life can turn 'round
I stand there for a minute starin' straight into the ground
Lookin' to the left slightly, then lookin' back down
World feels like it's caved in proper sorry frown

Please let me show you where we could only just be for us
I can change and I can grow or we could adjust
The wicked thing about us is we always have trust
We can even have an open relationship, if you must

I look at her she stares almost straight back at me
But her eyes glaze over like she's lookin' straight through me
Then her eyes must have closed for what seems an eternity
When they open up she's lookin' down at her feet

Dry your eyes, mate
I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up
There's plenty more fish in the sea
Dry your eyes, mate
I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
But you've got to walk away now, it's over

So then I move my hand up from down by my side
It's shakin', my life is crashin' before my eyes
Turn the palm of my hand up to face the skies
Touch the bottom of her chin and let out a sigh

'Cause I can't imagine my life without you and me
There's things I can't imagine doin', things I can't imagine seein'
It weren't supposed to be easy, surely
Please, please, I beg you, please

She brings her hands up towards where my hands rested
She wraps her fingers 'round mine with the softness she's blessed with
She peels away my fingers, looks at me and then gestures
By pushin' my hand away to my chest, from hers

Dry your eyes, mate
I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up
There's plenty more fish in the sea
Dry your eyes, mate
I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
But you've got to walk away now, it's over

I know in the past I've found it hard to say
Tellin' you things, but not tellin' straight
But the more I pull on your hand and say
The more you pull away

Dry your eyes, mate
I know it's hard to take but her mind has been made up
There's plenty more fish in the sea
Dry your eyes, mate
I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
But you've got to walk away now

*** Thanx a lot to Wim for this one ***

Empty Cans

If I want to sit in and drink super tenants in the day I will
No-one's going to fucking tell me Jack
But can you rely on anyone in this world?
No you can't, it's not my fault there's wall to wall empty cans

Everyone wanted this to all go wrong for me from the start
It's fucked up that a mans life, can just be attacked
Watching this morning with a beer is much better relying on
Unknown cunts for mates I was given that don't have my back

Scott texted me to say he'd have a look at the TV for me
But I layed it down telling him to fuck right off chap
Phoned this company out the yellow pages
Told them to take away the TV and fix it quick snap

The next day they took away the TV and told me
They'd repair the little bit that's broken round on the back
I thought that would be that but the next bit was on top
This was where it all started to get a bit out of hand

No-one gives a crap about Mike that's why I'm acting nasty
You know what you can do with your life, introduce it up your jacksie
'Cause no-one gives a crap about Mike that's why I'm acting nasty
You know what you can do with your life, introduce it up your jacksie

The TV man comes back later, knocks on mine
To say he's found something in the back of the TV
I'm looking at it absolutely speechless
Can't quite believe he's trying to pull this fucking stunt on me

I knew it was a simple case of the power supply gone on the back
But he's trying to tap me up for more money
He says it's not like that and I'm like, "Fuck off and die"
And stick up my two fingers and one more to make three

He say's, "Don't talk to me like that" and I don't understand
Face is in his face and I tell him I understand perfectly
And he grabs my shirt and I grab his face with my hand
So he brings his fist up and twats me a good one on my cheek

Now I'm trying to pull his head down so I can knee it but he's got my ear
He's twisting it round so much that it's really hurting me
And we both go down on the floor and he pushes my head back
Onto the corner of the fridge which is total agony

Then he gets up and runs out the kitchen and out of the door
Shouting stuff to me, slams the door shoutin' to me
So here I am in my house, drinking on my own settee
Everyone's a cunt in this life, no-one's there for me

No-one gives a crap about Mike that's why I'm acting nasty
You know what you can do with your life, introduce it up your jacksie
'Coz no-one gives a crap about Mike that's why I'm acting nasty
You know what you can do with your life, introduce it up your jacksie

If I want to sit in and drink super tenants in the day I will
No-one's going to fucking tell me Jack
But can you rely on anyone in this world?
No you can't, it's all my fault there's wall to wall empty cans

I sat in the kitchen all fucked off
Imagining over and over what they're all doing behind my back
Dodgy things going on, actions I regretted
Stain bottle with a pipe and tin foil on the matt

Scott texted me telling me he'll have a look at the TV for me
And I felt like just telling him to fuck right off chap
But what he said about wanting to do the right thing by both mates
And then opting to stay out, it seemed to match

But I's told him he could make it up by fixing the TV
He said that's the least he could do to square things flat
I thought that would be that but then the next bit was mad
This is where everything started to all turn back

The end of the something I did not want to end
Beginning of hard times to come
But something that was not meant to be is done
And this is the start of what was

He had to unscrew about fifteen screws before he could
Pull the panel off the back to get in the fecking thing
But just as he did so, he said he saw something
That slipped inside behind the panel, down the back of it

Must have been some leaflets or a bill maybe
I didn't want to lose the bill in case it was a final warning
So we both tried to get the back off and work out
If there was any more screws to get out or if we left any in

And when he looked down the back of the TV, his eyes just froze
Before he rammed his hand in saying, "No shit"
He's looking at me absolutely speechless
He can't quite believe what he's trying to pull out the slip

I get up wondering what he's smiling about
He's shaking his head at this point with the biggest of grins
I look down the back of the TV and that's where it was
In all it's glory, my thousand quid

The end of the something I did not want to end
Beginning of hard times to come
But something that was not meant to be is done
And this is the start of what was

About 2 this afternoon the last of the people left my house
'Coz they never stop chattin' till all the rackets gone
I really feel like things clicked into place at some point
Or maybe it's the fact that me and Alison really got on

Or maybe it's that I realized that it is true
No-one's really there fighting for you in the last garrison
No-one except yourself that is, no-one except you
You are the one who's got your back 'til the last deeds done

Scott can't have my back till the absolute end
'Coz he's got to look out for what over his horizon
He's gotta to make sure he's not lonely, not broke
It's enough to worry about keeping his own head above

I shut the door behind me, huddled up in my coat
Condensation floating off my breath, squinted out the sun
My jeans feel a bit tight, think I washed them a bit too high
I was gonna be late, so I picked up my pace to run

The end of the something I did not want to end
Beginning of hard times to come
But something that was not meant to be is done
And this is the start of what was

*** Thanx a lot to Wim for this one ***

Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living

Pranging Out

I get back from touring
Suddenly it doesn't seem like
Much fun to be off my face
At a quarter to eleven am

You're prangin' out, I see through you
(I feel awful)
This voice's talkin' to me
This ain't even funny
(The irons been on in my house for four fucking weeks)
I see through you
I'm about to do something stupid

I dare say why my manager got Lary and smacked me
These headaches are gettin' unbearably nasty
Staring at the crackwork, lookin' scary with me brandy
The rock 'n roll cliche walked in and then smacked me

Carelessly rackin' out prangs just to handle the fear
I do a line but then panic and feel a bit prang'd
So I glug Marlon from the bottle to ease of the panic
Then when it starts wearing off, I just feel a bit sad

Snort more tour support and then have a drink
The bruise on the side of my head is madly banging
The only reason I started this was the deal me a laughin'
The only reason I started this was the deal me a laughin'

You're prangin' out, I see through you
These voices talkin' to me
This ain't even funny, I see through you
I'm about to do something stupid

The girl in my bed is kinda distant right now
I know she's thinkin' she's a bit frightened somehow
I don't think she realized what I'd invited her back to my house
I don't want anyone to see me like this right now

I sorts thoughts rollin' back in my eyes
I've been a poor sports, thoughts dance in my mind
A banging headache dancin' prang'd by their side
Dancin' with the pictures from the past of my life

I don't remember any of what I just thought at all
The conclusion prior to when I forgot it all
Panicking a bit, gettin' frightened to fuck all
So nursing my bruise I drink right from the bottle

I don't want anyone, I know to see me like this
My fibs and single became lies and lists
She's gonna sell-tell, no doubt, fuck it
I'm not going to start drinkin', no, I can't for now

You're prangin' out, I see through you
These voices talkin' to me
This ain't even funny, I see through you
I'm about to do something stupid

My laptop must have slipped down and gone to sleep
Before the prangers pain must've dawned on me
Around the time I was sketchin' tryin' to con some sleep
And the new day on me was nearly dawning in here

I must have flaked while I puttied, way to loads more
'Cause I'd staked on bookings waited to tell the score
Why do I break my rules not to wager any more?
I flaked on the bookings and majorly totaled on the score

I've got a simple problem but my mind's spinning out
I remembered the website between the wine and the stout
The rush of fear made me forget how fucked I'd been
This time I'm drying my eyes and a fuckin' nose bleed

Turnin' the phone off when my promo bloke phones me
Evaded for it getting nasty when my manager when he only beat me
I threw his wallet out the window as it had grown heated
He said, "Sort your life out" as he punched me onto my feet

You're prangin' out, I see through you
These voices talkin' to me
This ain't even funny, I see through you
I'm about to do something stupid

You're prangin' out, I see through you
These voices talkin' to me
This ain't even funny, I see through you
I'm about to do something stupid

Right now logic states, I need to be not contemplating suicide
(I see through you)
'Cause rational thought, it would seem that I need to be

Not doing stuff that makes death seem like an easier option
(I see through you)
I need a totally Trojan plan right now
(I see through you)

*** Thanx a lot to Methman for this one ***

War Of The Sexes

I dream that one day I'll have a child
And that child will say to me "Dad, what was war?"
But it's not going to happen

It's a war of the sexes, never get it bled
I beg that you learn 'cause she's cleverer
How attracted to you she is this party your gab?
But it's multiplied by how little of you she can have

Oi, the reason girls flirt is to work out their worth
Whereas men just hanker for the panky to happen
Retain this fact I'm hammering, this fact is gonna matter

What little you think you're letting by her sly
She senses you're near her and smells your desire
The general rule of mine, her intellect will be higher

Your task is to make her notice you fast
But hanker when you don't close in after
She knows she can get most dudes
Though she mustn't know about you

If you screw this all up and then lose all your cool
That's when she ends up liking you as a friend
You're not playing at hard to get
You're playing at not getting a hard-on yet

It's a war of the sexes, never get it bled
I beg that you learn 'cause she's cleverer
How attracted to you she is this party your gab?
But it's multiplied by how little of you she can have

And you wanna know what, listen
The answer is to get close enough to her
But listen the next thing you just totally blank her
You think I'm fucking mad don't you?
But I don't shag on my own

Get somewhere near to the lamb
Glance and then turn to the man
You do need to be near to the lamb
But she doesn't want to feel cramped

Instead of cowering up to the hostile lamb
Bowl up to the trusting man
It's much easier talking to him
He doesn't suspect you want anything

Just tell him something like
Did you know cigarette lighters were invented before matches?
It's ABC making a he break with glee
'Cos he isn't suspicious you're trying to muscle into his misses
Do you know what I'm talking about? That's why I'm talking about

It's a war of the sexes, never get it bled
I beg that you learn 'cause she's cleverer
How attracted to you she is this party your gab?
But it's multiplied by how little of you she can have

The woman is a highly socially-practiced
Master in body language, dab-handed actress
She's calculating all of the mad facts and the figures
While you're pretending to listen staring at her tits

It's a war of the sexes, never get it bled
I beg that you learn 'cause she's cleverer
How attracted to you she is this party your gab?
But it's multiplied by how little of you she can have

It's a war of the sexes, never get it bled
I beg that you learn 'cause she's cleverer
How attracted to you she is this party your gab?
But it's multiplied by how little of you she can have

Elementary, my dear cousin, I cannot state this enough
She must not clock your flop, you can't placard your march
Your threws seclude your moves or you're colluding well weapon

It's a war of the sexes never get it bled
I beg that you learn 'cause she's cleverer
How attracted to you she is this party your gab?
But it's multiplied by how little of you she can have

And remember not to get hammered either
'Cause people who get hammered don't get to nail

The hardest way to make an easy living

I need something in my life to straighten me out
Let's rent this shed, we'll do vocals in the bog
Call toast pr tell 'em we've opened up shop
Campaign meetings at Warner, no coke and not drunk

3 years to make this work, or look a joke and be broke
Blag their lawyers like the con with a dog
And there'll be no more straight scores to drop and keep dropping
Settle my gross addictions with my net and come

Tell my mum over tea that my whole life's fucking up
We've got two fifty grand in the budget to go
Subtract five for club promo
Lose five for a good video and fifteen for a dud video, fuck that

It's the hardest way to make an easy living
The party stage is a bit nearer to delivery

Mayhem text's me about the press and TV
See if I've taken any ES so I can get some sleep
Nap on the settee, the laptop next to me
Wince for my family at the Skinner Scandal of the week

TV pluggers, product managers straight up
Club promo needs to step up, help it work
Stick to our guns, don't crack to demands
Tell my mum in the car, that the car might have to go back

Two hundred and twenty five grand
Twenty six grand for a showcase
And five more on tour support
And support story

It's the hardest way to make an easy living
The party stage is a bit nearer to delivery

We'll never get bankrupt if we never have a go
This is no ordinary able, I need to flash up my flow
Go into morris stead as well as Savile Row
I want a pin-stripe suit that no man owns

Cash in the Kano beat for the silver shadow
Send it to warrior for the flash and the glow
The safest way to dvouble your money is to fold it in your pocket
Tell my mum during breakfast that I got no sleep

Eight grand paid in September
April, May and December
If this keeps going so well
That's going to be the end of us

It's the hardest way to make an easy living
The party stage is a bit nearer to delivery

In spread betting it's easy to draw a small fortune start
With a big fortune and lose into a small fortune
Haven't got a clue, we blindly charge on
Death threats from a boy of the girl, I serged on

She said, she didn't have a bloke, another lesson marked down
Verbal agreements aren't worth the paper they're marked on
Get scans of reviews, we beg to chart up
Tell my mum over tea, the press have started up

We've spent a fortune
'Cause with ghost buying
It's the end for tune
We need to sell some records soon

It's the hardest way to make an easy living
The party stage is a bit nearer to delivery

It's the hardest way to make an easy living
The party stage is a bit nearer to delivery

All Goes Out The Window

Can you blatantly say looking straight in her face
That you aren't telling tales to her?

If you never tell a lie to her
You don't have to remember anything
It all goes out the window when
I try to do it myself

Can you blatantly say looking straight in her face
That you ain't telling tales to her?
That you never get stressed when she questions
Events you'll be best to forget

Can you actually blag when the lamb glances
When you prang and your chatting
That if you had the chance to go back to her pad
For a passionate act you wouldn't have it? Oi, but why's that then?

It's cause the reason you been faithful is, been so good
'Cause you've never seen temptation
Deep down you hear the mans burden
(We all have a man's burden in our heads)
You'll always be a bad person

It's getting you down, you were letting her down
You were tempted and you failed
You showed her up, you need to be owning up
You need to show her you love her for once

It was an extreme circumstance it was she that advanced
She defeated you gradually
So you must then be honest, you must then get on this
Mend the wrong shit

If you never tell a lie to her
You don't have to remember anything
It all goes out the window when
I try to do it myself

Oi oi, so why you wanna phone up? Why you wanna own up?
You were selfish and so dumb
To ease it off your chest, to be relieved of the mess
That's being proper selfish, oi

I been in some broken moments, I know what goes on the road
But there's a road you chose
However coked up your brain, you know you chose to strain
She knows your game, oi

But it makes you see things clearer
It was weird though, man
But you didn't wanna be with her
Seriously back home

If a girl was to even hear
It would spare her weak heart
And she'd have no fear

The chance to see the fit thing naked will spell and mesmerize you
You'll disregard the ways the lady in your life inspires you
Which is why the day she tires of you
You'll be crying and howling

And if you have the chance to go back to her pad
For a passionate act she won't allow it
But if your plans for a chance to go back ain't even had
Then the passionate act won't happen

'Cause you plan not to have the chance
Rewind that back if that sounded fast, oi
You can't think straight, you gotta avoid the situation

Forget what she's doing
You may be mugged if you trust too much
But it will fuck you up more worrying about trust

If you never tell a lie to her
You don't have to remember anything
But it all goes out the window when
I try to do it myself

If you never tell a lie to her
You don't have to remember anything
But it all goes out the window when
I try to do it myself

You may be mugged if you trust too much
But it will more fuck you up
It will more fuck you up, worrying about trust

*** Thanx a lot to Laura & Spliffz for this one ***

Memento Mori


Ah, what was the question, oh yeah, Memento Mori
It means remember it's inevitable that we will all die
It sounds quite depressing when said so raw and direct
But it means don't hang yourself on a material life

But that gets dropped when I'm bop on shopping day
Am I shallow, am i hung up on such wrong ways
Yes I am shallow and loving every wrong play
If love is blind then why do we all buy lingerie

I've got nothing in my life
Away from the studio
So when I'm loose
I end up consuming dough

Memento Mori, Memento Mori
It's Latin and it says we must all die
I tried it for a while but it's a load of boring shit
So I buy buy buy

If I start to think of life I have prangs of paranoia
Pull one stripey shirt off a racks or another
Overthink my fate grasping a pastel jumper
Panic buy a flight home, prang though actually sober

Change my mind and fly back into Vegas
Buy more pastel shades and some famous labels
Frame the Ferrari through the day with the Mayhem
Just to forget about the race in my head

I don't really care
About the luck and the look
But driving a Ferrari
Is fucking a book

Memento Mori, Memento Mori
It's Latin and it says we must all die
I tried it for a while but it's a load of boring shit
So I buy buy buy

I think if I could see me now from my growing past
I'd hate the shirted cunt that seems to be so fucking flash
I reckon from the threads, I think all I think's about cash
But my manager tells me, I ought to think about cash

It's like people don't know the eighties started
My car just keeps carding with the card machine
You don't regard the old you, driving a Ferrari
Mine's the driving license through Nevada at speed

I never think about money
In fact I have no idea
How much money I have

Memento Mori, Memento Mori
It's Latin and it says we must all die
I tried it for a while but it's a load of boring shit
So I buy buy buy

Chilly 'n Carmen air sips as I'm parting her hair
But I'm an asbo drinker I want to be chilly parkair
But asbo drinkers just don't dig my art and my flair
Even if they dig my asbo driving, past their carlight flair

Sometimes when I buy my diamond trinkets with my whores
I know I've strayed a bit from my old sins and my walks
But then I laugh out loud that my car still fucking talks
I feel awful for a bit but at least, I'm not poor

Can't Con an Honest John

Using the following, I'm going to show you
(A)
How to con someone using their own greed, 'B'
(B)

That you won't feel bad 'cos
They're trying to con you anyway, and, 'C'
Taking their money, as I have come to realize
Running the beats is just getting people's confidence

This scam only works 'cos that man
Thinks he's working this scam
And that you man off his mark
Get your mate, let's call your mate Piers

No, not Piers, let's call him Farquhar
Anyway get Farquhar to crawl into a bar with his dog
Like I said, the barman will try and con you later
But you're gonna take all his money

Anyway, get Farquhar to pass into a local bar
And call to the bar to look after a dog for a dart
Just for twenty quid for a while, claiming that he hated it
But it was worth more than his car

This, by the way, requires
That you find and supply Farquhar
With an animal, and a life, from your local park
Get a nice dog that doesn't bark
But not so nice that someone might
Miss this mutt from the park

Anyway, using this technique
You're gonna take all this man's money
But you're not gonna care
'Cos he's gonna fucking deserve it

You'll never con an honest John
An honest John you can't drag down
(Exactly)
Con-do-lee get conned

When they think they're the cunning one
(It's all one big con)
Neighbor you won't con
An honest John

Now listen, get Farquhar to dart out the bar
And just shop for some garm's, maybe
Just to pass an hour or so
I would go shopping 'cos I gave up drinking
But whatever, just have Farquhar down the road

Now you walk in the bar, walk up to the barman
Order a jar, when you've caught him slouched on his own
Start eying the dog that he's minding by his side
Currently vibe him and start on about the dog you own

Start asking the barman, if it's his fine specimen of a dog
Nod, smile, agree, look interested and cool
When he tells you it's someone else's you've just left previous
Tell him, 'This is a very rare breed of animal'

Last time I lied my manager swiped me
But lie and tell him it's like a fucking
Red-eared hunting Spaniel
Tell him it's worth six-hundred quid
And you would pay handsomely
If you were to accept finance at all

You'll never con an honest John
(Sometimes)
An honest John you can't drag down
(Sometimes I think I should just go completely)
Con-do-lee get conned

When they think they're the cunning one
Neighbor you won't con an honest John
(Keep listening though
It's important that you keep listening)

Now take all his shopping off him
Get your mate Farquhar to pop in
Looking straight gutted a bit later on
He should order a jar, talk at the bar

Ensure he looks calm, warm with the barman
And generally start conversating on
Farquhar should start falling apart
About how he's arsed up some chance

And how arsed up his day was
Or in the event, the spread betting
He's getting ready to accept
That his rent's not getting payed up

The barmans mind will chime slowly for a while
He might wipe the bar, as his mind is making sums
Farquhar should continue to moan about money
And that this mutt is not the greatest of his worries

And like 'ching', the barman will five out of six times
Kindly offer his greed to buy
The dog for a price of three hundred quid
And after some bartering

Your barman will haggle
And charge harder
In greed of the scent
Of the scheme in his head
(That's right, neighbor)

You'll never con an honest John
An honest John you can't drag down
Con-do-lee get conned
When they think they're the cunning one
(The barman, is gonna see
How much he can stitch you up for)

Neighbor you won't con an honest John
(How does that work?
'Cos' every time it's based around
Someone who thinks they're conning you)

They'll never imagine the whole scenario
Is prepared solely for him, why should he?
That sort of paranoia
Can get you in the loony bin

As I have come to realize
Running the beats is
Just getting people's confidence
And then taking their money
It's all one big con

*** Thanx a lot to Spliffz for this one ***

When You Wasn't Famous

Ah see, right see the thing
Thatís got it all fucked up now is camera-phones
How the hell am I supposed to be able to do a line
In front of complete strangers
When I know they've all got cameras

When you're a famous boy
It gets really easy to get girls
It's all so easy you get a bit spoilt
So when you try to pull a girl
Who is also famous too
It feels just like when you wasnít famous
 
The celebrity pages in papers donít tell tales that are always to the line of the truth
Itís till a line at which most likely youíll have the time, or enough finance to sue
Which is why itís so frightening buying papers in the morning fearing the next Mike Skinner scoop
ĎCause I used to believe what I read, so now I know that others will believe that itís true

But I realised, with you the truth can be, a whole lot worse than the flack
My whole life I never thought I'd see, a pop star smoke crack
And I must admit I was quite shocked, with that thing you did with me on my back
But outside in the lobby, I shouldn't have laughed when you slapped that man

When you're a famous boy
It gets really easy to get girls
It's all so easy you get a bit spoilt
So when you try to pull a girl
Who is also famous too
It feels just like when you wasnít famous

You were so much fun
I really got to like you more than you liked me
I really hoped that you'd stay
Considering the amount of prang you'd done, you looked amazing on cd uk
You learn dances, do promo, cameras flashing, get in the van and zoom away
I wake up high, dizzy feel, hung over and sorry for my doomed day

But I know I got a bit close to you, and that you found it fucking boring
You taught me so much about how to deal with the fire Iíd fallen in
And what version of a rumour would be next day everyone's story of me
You taught me all the realities and turn the page and ignore Ďem

When you're a famous boy
It gets really easy to get girls
It's all so easy you get a bit spoilt
So when you try to pull a girl
Who is also famous too
It feels just like when you wasnít famous

Anyway, I had to rest my beer hat, delete my dealerís number and unroll my bank notes
And we were on borrowed time anyway, what with the daily toilet papers not knowiní
And I knew that when the people who thought they knew you, when they found out, I wouldíve been mocked
Which is ironic, Ďcause in reality, standing next to you I look fucking soft

Whenever I see you on MTV, I canít stop my big wide smile
And past the childrenís appeal, I see the darkness behind
We both know the scratches on my back, much better than the alludes and lies
I miss the bitchiní and shoutiní, but I'm glad I got out in time

When you're a famous boy
It gets really easy to get girls
It's all so easy you get a bit spoilt
So when you try to pull a girl
Who is also famous too
It feels just like when you wasnít famous

You can't keep fucking popstars
Weíve got a fucking business to run
There are industry repercussions, Michael
I know

Never Went To Church

Two great European narcotics
Alcohol and Christianity
I know which one I prefer

We never went to church
Just get on with work and sometimes things'll hurt
But it hits me since you left us
And it's so hard not to search

If you were still about
I'd ask you what I'm supposed to do now
I just get a bit scared
Every now, hope I made you proud

On your birthday when mom passed the forks and spoons
I put my head on the table, I was so distraught with you
You tidied your things into the bin, the more poorly you grew
So there's nothing of yours to hold or to talk to

You put your hand up and interrupt the conversation with a, but
People say I interrupt, people with the same look
Sometimes I think so hard, I can't remember how your face looked
Started reading about dreams in your favorite book

I panic and pace when I can't see the right thing to do
You'd be scratching your head through the best advice you knew
And I feel sad, I can't hear you reciting it through
I miss you dad, but I've got nothing to remind me of you

We never went to church
Just get on with work and sometimes things'll hurt
But it hits me since you left us
And it's so hard not to search

If you were still about
I'd ask you what I'm supposed to do now
I just get a bit scared
Every now, hope I made you proud

I needed a break when your book about dreams was taken
I needed to pray or see a priest that day
I needed to leave this trade and just heave it away
But I cleaned up my place like you so I could see things straight

I never cared about God when life was sailin' in the calm
So I said I'd get my head down and I'd deal with the ache in my heart
And for that if God exists, I'd reckon he'd pay me regard
Mom says me and you are the same from the start

I guess than you did leave me something to remind me of you
Every time I interrupt someone like you used to
When I do something like you, you'll be on my mind or through
'Cause I forgot you left me behind to remind me of you

We never went to church
Just get on with work and sometimes things'll hurt
But it hits me since you left us
And it's so hard not to search

If you were still about
I'd ask you what I'm supposed to do now
I just get a bit scared
Every now, hope I made you proud

We never went to church
Just get on with work and sometimes things'll hurt
But it hits me since you left us
And it's so hard not to search

But you, you still tell me
How you didn't know what to do even now
And then I'm not so scared somehow
'Cause I know that you'd be proud

I got a good one for you dad
I'm gonna see a priest
A Rabbi and a Protestant clergyman
You always said, I should hedge my bets

Hotel Expressionism

The fine art of hotel expressionism
Pen a sentiment with the kettle and condiments
Compose your mood using the soap and your shoe
The minibar can be part of the art also

The fine art of hotel expressionism
Pen a sentiment with the kettle and condiments
Compose your mood using the soap and your shoe
The mini bar can be part of the art

In the early hours of a blurry hotel
You need guests and venture forth
My word is word if we earn success
In hotel expressionism

Stay away from small boutique hotels
So when wrecked there's no victim
I've been ejected from hotels that
When I'm checking in will swear to be with them

Man, I'm not some crank vandal
Swinging the TV about at random
Attached to the lamp stand for a handle
Is the art of action through crafted illusion

Tediously mischief from rakin'
Is why we hide from enemy pages
Throwing the TV out the window
Mate, is nothing clear of weak cliche

It's vandalism an expressionism
Is to be keenly disassociated
I'm talking incontrivertable
Structural damage human injury, real mayhem

The fine art of hotel expressionism
Pen a sentiment with the kettle and condiments
Compose your mood using the soap and your shoe
The minibar can be part of the art

Fill the iron with minibar brandy
And blam see you have a brandy iron
The sweet boozy steam moves freely
And is in no manner mindless fun

Express yourself in anyway, say anything you may
And anyway that man lied to you
That's fuckin' lies, fuckin' cunt
The fuckin' damage isn't minor, fucker

But louts harassin' is fuckin' drole
Spellin' through the death of rock and roll
Rap and roll are separate to some acid trip
'Cause rock and roll is fuckin' old

The group of girls your zone in on
Have to be on their own there and pissed
But you have a problem with the man they're with
He's a dealer but there's a rift

You need to get him fucked up on his own shit
Take his gear, he disappears
Leave him there his hand in a bucket of water
A gaffer taped to a chair in a lift

The fine art of hotel expressionism
Pen a sentiment with the kettle and condiments
Compose your mood using the soap and your shoe
The mini bar can be part of the art

I'll tell you straight
Expressionism is his own form of art
Because with normal art someone usually
The artist they pour out their heart

But it's worth is decided by committee
And has to obey the law and sharks
I tell expressionists walk out the lift
Mind checkin' out pay for their art

Real art should be nothing but that
Shouldn't be about the money or fashion
I make these crap rap rhythms
To pay the hotel bills that fund my passion

The fine art of hotel expressionism
Pen a sentiment with the kettle and condiments
Compose your mood using the soap and your shoe
The mini bar can be part of the art

It's tedious, the mischief from rakin'
Why we hide from enemy pages
Throwing the TV out the window, mate
Is nothing clear of weak cliche

It's vandalism an expressionismism
Is to be keenly disassociated
I'm talking incontovertable, structural damage
Human injury, well mayhem basically

Two Nations Print

Two nations divided by a common language
And about two hundred years of new songs and dancing
But the difference is language and just the bits you got wrong
'Cause we were the ones who invented the language

Sorry, oi that's just my idea of a joke
But you guys are different to us across the pond folk
And I keep having to say that I'm only joking
In New York when I have to buy fags on the road, oi

Biggy man, God bless America and that
But you lot keep killing all your best talent
We build up our stars and then papers sweep on them
And you build on stars and maniacs shoot them

I don't know much about nines and max
But we still got two dues, we're inclined to pay
And I much prefer the profit margin nowadays
And crystal methods all the height with crack

It was no shock to me when we flew to the door
At the Nars gig where the mans were shooting in a war
Since it got reported in the latest news story
That London is now more dangerous than New York

Two nations divided by a common language
And about two hundred years of new songs and dancing
But the difference is language and just the bits you got wrong
'Cause we were the ones who invented the language, oi

Understated is how we prefer to be
That's why I've sold three millions and you've never heard of me
The Paparazzi shoot me, the the girls, all lose on me
But don't shoot hiders, we fight football rivalry

The work wac means to come back home
And I wrote the Ten wac Commandments on my own
I was in front of the bloke shooting at the Nas show
They weren't shooting at him it was honor that night though

We don't shoot idols happily shoot instead
Up my road the police just thought are you dead?
'Cause they guessed he might of been a bit of a terrorister
Does my bomb look big in this bag then

But we love Biggy, Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder
It's no Biggy we, got no cash and its no wonder
'Cause I'm proud we gave you people like John Lennon
Even though you shot him as well

Two nations divided by a common language
And about two hundred years of new songs and dancing
But the difference is language and just the bits you got wrong
'Cause we were the ones who invented the language

Fake streets hats

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

Two days before I finally snap from bumped a gig
I was being a twat, the bass player behind the scenes
Yo cap, he's Belgium, another bright screaming gang
Johnny drum machine peeps, leaving trailing gaps
Putting face cream on between the breaks and tracks

I needed to stop this, draw the last of my ways
20 minutes to go the floor manager says
Been a long summer sure spanned an age
I wanna dry my eyes and Call the band on the stage
(I wanna see the whole crowd in Belgium)
Dead silence, not very nice to feel so depressed and violent
(He's fuckin' puttin moisturizer on, he's fuckin moisturizin' his face
(I know yeah)

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

(Some cunt is bringing up a load of fuckin shithole streets hats)
Down the day before the crash
The streets hats were made by Warner staff
Thought they were fakes, not thought to ask
So I tirade the audience, found under the stage
But I'd only just spoken Ted Mayhem
Had never seen me so darn broken

The very next day in bed in London with a girl
I have little memory of, unable to feel anything much
Which was the reason why I bought my first suit
But wasn't thinking at that bit on stage
The Fake Streets Hats were actually not fake

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

If you don't like what's going down
You need to change something 'round
And what you can't change
You've got to change the way you thought about

It was my ears
Who's that cunt
Tell him to fuck off man
"The streets"
No look what what
Oh yeah no go go go yeah mate stop
You know it is made so hard

Everything Is Borrowed

Everything is borrowed

This is my hour, I'm never going to bed
The sky is still black, but begs to be red
I just put my book down, but it begs to be read
I'm not nod, I'm not napper, never rest my head

Some days I feel I'm getting smaller and smaller
But some nights, I seem to grow taller and taller
And we keep shrinking and shrinking but this will not finish
You're never nothing, if you didn't disappear

Just when I discovered the meaning of life they change it
Just when I'm loving life it seems to start raining
I pulled the sail safe switch, sea sail and I'm into the stars

I love the rain out my skies
The sky's now red, my eyes reflect jets
Smiling at this blessing, this life is the best

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

I wanna notice chances I've passed without notice
I wanna see details previously veiled
I wanna grab that chance, carry it home so I can marry and know

That I noticed every chance that I could have passed without notice
I saw details that to all were veiled
And I grabbed those chances, carried them home
And then I'll have had it with roaming

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

I wanna speak every cliche but tweak
If I've seen change In new way it could be said
If it's bleak, or if the week's leaking down the street
Or if any days wasted I wanna face facts

My time on this earth is my only penny
Wise is the gent counting every moment spent
I don't want to explain things, don't wanna fill in the gaps
I want to look at my friends and in that minute be at

Memories are times we borrow for spending tomorrow
Memories are times we borrow for spending tomorrow

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

If spit like luck, you can only seem to borrow it, you can't keep it
When the wind of change whistles into play
Will I blink or flinch away?

The wind of change won't whistle me away
If I spin my tails and sail
And sail away, let yesterday become today

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

As time will say, nothing but I told you so
Memories are times we borrow for spending tomorrow

*** Thanx a lot to Micha for this one ***

Heaven For The Weather

I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell for the company
I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell seems like fun to me

There's something in the sun this day, I feel it
Or maybe it's just my hay fever
The weeds are green, the sky is shining
But it'll soon be night which is nicer

But then cracks peel back and hell bends the room
And the devil gestures to you, you you've never seen such a Beelzebee
And he's telling you to make up your bean
About what's left of your evening

About whether to flake out or fecking stay out
What do you make of this doubt?
The devil wants to know if you're going down or up
Easy, I know what my speech should be

I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell for the company
I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell seems like fun to me

The devil beams a big beaming grin
The sort which leads you up the streets of sin
He holds up paperwork, sign the line
Let's clash with madmen, grime is fine

It sounds all hectic, you're having cold feet
Things are out of hand, you make an embarrassing retreat
Let's ride the Valkyrie, commit a bit of sin
Turn rock to rubble, punch me in the chin

I simply, Lucifer refuse to wind up on fire with low life liars
Then you're destined for the world
Without chores and sweating
The eternal hell of boredom in heaven

I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell for the company
I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell seems like fun to me

You tell the devil in no uncertain terms
You'll never be evil, you'll never be turned
What is this evil and who decides this?
When left to devices some humans try shit

This is the reason we should all be tied up?
We're just normal people exploring our minds
We don't go around here putting poison in wine
But we enjoy what we like which is not always right

People are intricate, people aren't swines
Let's screw the rules up and rely on our minds
Sign on the line, you sign on the line
He clutches the wine and tips it in cyanide

I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell for the company
I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell seems like fun to me

I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell for the company
I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell seems like fun to me

I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell for the company
I wanna go to heaven for the weather
But hell seems like fun to me

I Love You More (Than You Like Me)

We haven't even started and it's almost the end
We never talked it over, 'fact we never said anything
Two of the same kinda sorts hiding thoughts
As the small talk ebbs away the silence is awkward

You hardly even know me and I'm starting to show that
I hardly even know you but I like what I know
I want to talk about it but I quake in my skin
It'll only push you further into making decisions

You want to like me but you are likely undecided
The voice inside is always right which is why the awkward silence
Not gonna risk losing you which is why I'm never gonna woo you

I think I love you more than you like me
Although I'm never sure or maybe I should want to be blind
I think I love you more than you like me
Because this is even crossing my mind

Any other day and you'd have not looked twice
The joking went along with my roll of the dice
Purely by a chance I happened on feeling
Really confident around the place and people

You caught a no hitter hitting winning strokes
I never am a winner, I'm a lonely bloke
Acting exciting like a man for a while
Until you realize I can act like a child

Eternal optimism is spurring me on to think
That acting on your ins like this might lead me to learn a secret
But I don't really know or why I think so
It's just a good hunch, hunches are always right though

I think I love you more than you like me
Although I'm never sure or maybe I should want to be blind
I think I love you more than you like me
Because this is even crossing my mind

I drew a drawing of you after last time I saw you
I never felt to draw a picture like that before
I learnt a lot about myself drawing all morning
It was absolutely shit, I'm awful at drawing

I think I love you more than you like me
Although I'm never sure or maybe I should want to be blind
I think I love you more than you like me
Because this is even crossing my mind

I think I love you more than you like me
Although I'm never sure or maybe I should want to be blind
I think I love you more than you like me
Because this is even crossing my mind

The Way Of The Dodo

Everybody do the dodo
Everybody do the dodo
Everybody do the dodo
Everybody do the dodo
Everybody do the dodo
Everybody do
Everyone's gotta do the dodo

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

I can't imagine the day when things
Have actually faded away
But the day I may not be able to pay
My way could be today

It's not that I don't care, just that I'm way too
Caught up with breathing air
To grieve for the trees and air
Or how breathable air is

You go first, I'll follow suit
Make the mistakes I'd probably make
I'm right behind you but don't expect me
To ride like it's a race

'Cause you'll be back there picking scraps
While I'm Mr. Mug, do gooding around
And I've lost my rank and base
I've got to manage my little space

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

I'm not a stereotypical give you what I want
When I want it with a big cherry on it
Just another brother trying to love my son and mother
Providing for my wife is the vibe I'm on in life
I might well starve, that's what would happen
If I started off this march

It's not my world but I'm in it to win it
Put it in the bin if you push it, listen
Let's all start at the same point
Following rules equally losing

Tell me if it does, I wish it be true
But never gonna happen, we are not equal
For the kids let's make the rules
But I saw the film and hated the sequel

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

Everybody do the dodo

You and me are family, pass the love round, then back to me
Two and three, that's the feeling
Scramble for the top, for the bottom of the ceiling
Conspiracy theories, we all hear these
We will seal the deal, we will seal the deal

If you don't know where you're going
Then any road will take you there
If you don't know where you're going
Then any road will take you there
If you don't know where you're going
Then any road will take you there
We do not know where we're going, any road

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

It's not earth that's in trouble
It's the people that live on it, no, no
Earth'll be here long after we've all gone
The way of the dodo

These are my wings, this is my beak

On The Flip Of A Coin

From the point he gazed, from the choice was made
But walk the cave or the shore
The oily cave seemed to breathe on him from gravestone jaws
His little hand grasped in anguish as he weighed up his coin
Somewhere a blue eyed girl in the world is just waiting for a boy

Footprints trailed as if trod by slaves up to the gray cave floor
But not one graze from anything ever escaping this fort
So with coin on hand his joy came back when ordered to take the shore
Why on earth, as he wandered the warmth am I obeying this coin

Turn your life on the flip of this coin
Turn upside, a choice you'd normally avoid
And promise me you'll follow what it says
Whatever it says

Again, walk within the trusted beach or swim the swell of the sea
And again the scarier alternative looked like certain death to he
He'd never learnt to skill of swimming, it never occurred to be very easy
And again he winced as he flipped his coin and it twirled to his feet

How is this sane, he blamed the coin now aiming for the waves
As he hesitated at the swirl of water that now raged and rained
Blue eyed girls were waiting and he was drowning in the spray
Blue eyed girls, he should have been acquainted with
But for shouting and flailing

Turn your life on the flip of this coin
Turn upside a choice you'd normally avoid
And promise me you'll follow what it says
Whatever it says

He finally slugs it back to land feeling chewed up and foolish
Empties his pockets on the sand spewing a pool each
Staggers back to his dad who's too cool to be
So he says, why did you have me follow this stupid rule, please

To be honest little fellow, I'll tell you I was just as afraid as you
But you said you wanted to get with people and places ever new
And I got a bit scared about the fate of my baby son's future
So I invented a reason to see whether you could ever make do

As soon as you appeared behind that rock looking angry at me
I soon realized what a hell of a man you've ended up being
I knew you'd worked out how to swim which I hadn't had in me
And I stand as a companion of you proudest a man has ever been

Turn your life on the flip of this coin
Turn upside a choice you'd normally avoid
And promise me you'll follow what it says
Whatever it says

On The Edge Of A Cliff

I am really okay, thanks, there's nothing to witness
I said as I look back from the edge of a cliff
The old man looking down, lend over the bridge
Stood with a grin as if a blessing had hit him

I slumped on the jut of the cliff
Just leave me alone, this is none of your business
I will said the old man but just one thing
And what he said was so lovely it stunned me

He said I lay right there once at the edge of the rock
I was ready to jump, I was ever so lost
But this gentlemen stopped and said something I never forgot

For billions of years since the outset of time
Every single one of your ancestors survived
Every single person on your mum and dad's side
Successfully looked after and passed onto you life

What are the chances of that like
It comes to me once in a while
And everywhere I tell folk it gets the best smile

And then the old man walked away and out of sight
Till the sound of him hiking turned to the sound of silence
I just froze in a profound surprise
And from down on my pride I found a smile to my eyes

And for many days again I've been passing the same cliff
And on many occasions I'd chance on the same thing
Laying in the moss in the same way I was
Would be another man looking like he needed a change of luck

So I'd say I lay right there once at the edge of the rock
I was ready to jump, I was ever so lost
But this gentleman stopped and said something I never forgot

For billions of years since the outset of time
Every single one of your ancestors survived
Every single person on your mum and dad's side
Successfully looked after and passed onto you life

What are the chances of that like
It comes to me once in a while
And everywhere I tell folk it gets the best smile

For billions of years since the outset of time
Every single one of your ancestors survived
Every single person on your mum and dad's side
Successfully looked after and passed onto you life

What are the chances of that like
It comes to me once in a while
And everywhere I tell folk it gets the best smile

Never Give in

I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be
I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be

I don't mean to sound so keen but you know me and I don't feel
To spoil what we've got, enjoying watching dots
Touring out lines, fully boring good time

Through the scent of flowers and the humility of love
The evening is now set up for a thorough dreaming of
The gentle guests and games with a sense of sex and said
Every sentiment lending metaphors for bed

I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be
I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be

I'll soon lie to you tonight about the true signs who flew in my mind
I'll keep my arms with me from wrapping right round you
Till what we spark of a thought that could drown you

Does she do or does she don't love me true or fucking won't?
The only time I know of love is when silence is violent
Optimism fizzing in the clonk in dizzy imagery
Rocking hot humidity, but this is sizzling

Stumble over innuendo
Does she notice, does she fuck know?
Starting the evening riffling through feelings

I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be
I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be

I don't mean to sound so keen but you know me and I don't feel
To spoil what we've got, enjoying watching dots
Touring out lines, fully boring good time

I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be
I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be

I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be
I'll never give in till you're laying with me
You may as well tell me when that day will be

The Sherry End

Til the very end
We'll be just as friends
I've known you better
You've seen my worst
So let's invent worse

When a good night flounders and it's over
How good it was I tend to know
By adding up or rounding down
The evenings count of jokes

Me and my hilkshare are trying that team deciphered by other gangs
That's the thing I love about my fine brothers in slang
If it's got a funny story which mentions me
It's not for others in ear splash
It's ours, it's mad, it's many hours spent laughing at events past

We smirk or outsmart the quirk that will spark
The word which we will laugh at
It sparks around the crowd this work of art which we have found

Til the very end
We'll be just as friends
I've known you better
You've seen my worst
So let's invent worse

I love the craze of the latest phrase
Amazing mongrels of conjoinment
Crazy paving saying are a joy to say with mates
And girls all love the lingo
They curl right up and bingo
They go that extra smile
And they go that whole damn smock
I mean it though a joke from that one like that one was wrong
That makes no sense really
Shorten to a word and then to a nod
That is friendship to me
The secret handshake of three mad mates
It makes me pleased to share traits
In understanding absurdities that mean our brains play

Til the very end
We'll be just as friends
I've known you better
You've seen my worst
So let's invent worse

Alleged Legends

Some people live their lives by a little red book
The points for right lying out and guides them good
They never really mimic every word by eye
'Cause if they did they'd be in a whole world of strife

The book's quite old school, but then it was tough
It contains some quite experimental justice
The thinking people are thinking that without this book
That without these verses we'd pillage and murder but

Following this red book word for word
Leads you to actually pillage and murder
Could it be so what we think to be right
Is simply the opinion that survived?

Do what you think's right and you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

There's a bloke in the book who made everything
He knows every individual and every trick in them
Way above emotion, never getting stressed
But when men choose against him, gets jealous

People fight for him in crippling wars
But since he has the power of infinite awe
We're merely itching on futilities floor
Should we really be needing to assist him at all?

If he loves us all, knowing all we think
Should he only like people with faith in him?
Given I can't control what I truly believe
Can I be forgiven for only believing who I see?

Do what you think's right and you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

Do what you think's right and you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

Could it be time to avoid this bush
So we wouldn't be blind when joining up coulds?
Could we see both sides of the coin for the good
Breed less strife on our voyage for good?

Getting threatened by men with questions
We'll never get anywhere rejecting evidence
Could we test everything instead of betting
On alleged legends?

If we teach that it's right to blindly believe
If we reach to the sky to define our meaning
Well, I agree what's right will keep driving people
To fight with people

Do what you think's right and you will feel alright
'Cause when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

The Strongest Person I Know

One of the first things about you I did see
Is that you verse your views quietly
When nature verses truths I get violent feelings
But softly time will reply that's wise

A delicate gesture of why you see
The best route through this being right through here
But met with a cute blind snide of fear
Best to go there along with their idea

But you gently take things slowly
You softly bowl them over
That's the delicate way you've shown me
You're the strongest person I know

You gently take things slowly
You softly bowl them over
That's the delicate way you've shown me
You're the strongest person I know

After taking the worst route blatantly
Bang on cue we manage losing way
But in a squirmy backed and screwed up way
They actually managed passing you the blame

With that mad man wrapped with rage
Even then your temper stays exactly the same
And in that manner is the manner you stay
Beautiful person that's happily unchanged

You gently take things slowly
You softly bowl them over
That's the delicate way you've shown me
You're the strongest person I know

You gently take things slowly
You softly bowl them over
That's the delicate way you've shown me
You're the strongest person I know

In the heat of speech your words improve
Right out of reach in my stirred up words
But every time they fucking blurt out drool
I'm noticing they're all learning from you

'Cause even though they know they cursed you
They should've admitted that they were fools
The next time they're wanting to work things through
The very first person they turn to is you

'Cause you gently take things slowly
You softly bowl them over
That's the delicate way you've shown me
You're the strongest person I know

You gently take things slowly
You softly bowl them over
That's the delicate way you've shown me
You're the strongest person I know

The Escapist

All these walls were never really there
Nor the ceiling or the chair
I'm eking weeks of peace at the beach
I see the breezes weave the trees

These walls you'll find are yours and mine
Defined not by them I
I'm in times that lie behind my eyelids
The sunset still the rising silence

I'm not full of fear 'cause I'm not really here
I'm nowhere near here

There's no rain on roof that grates and beats me
My favorite tree breaking light to pieces
Sprinkling, sharded light on me
Throw a stone as high as you can

And hearing with hand not hear it land
Nothing taxing dusting sand
My window world spins and twirls
The walls then fall, I recall the sort

White clouds white wash faded spotless
The weighty shadows, ranges of rocks
The cold is all illusion thought up
Stroll on the shore, snooze and explore

All possibilities in each new morning
'Til satisfied reaching out, yawning
Fish in a big dish, some rice and spice
Salt over shoulder, never salted so tight

The truth I have told was silence sometimes
But who's soul does not hide any crimes
Wrapped in walls, encircled by work
The walls fall, the story occurs

No barrier, no boundary or 'low us ID's
The freedom to stay off straight
Be fiend or friend cause no harm but charm
The peaceful end

I'm not full of fear 'cause I'm not really here
I'm nowhere near here
I'm not full of fear 'cause I'm not really here
I'm nowhere near here

Pale ancient woods, strew white sandy bays
This ugly room pales away today
I'm swimming in the ocean, I sink slow motion
Fingers, toes, floating

Every year 'til yesterday
I see the eternal setting sea
I compare all this to me
It's all fleeting momentary me

I blink my eyes, this is reminding me
Life lies in the blink of an eye
The old die for reasons, new tides for seasons
New life born is like teasing

All these walls were really never there
Nor the ceiling or the chair
I'm eking weeks of peace at the beach
I see the breezes weave the trees

I am not here at all, you are dearly fooled
I see bristling trees, the shush at the sea
Mischievous, fluttering seagulls
No, I'm not trapped in a box, so I am glancing at rocks
I'm dancing off docks, since this stance began that's where I am

I'm not full of fear 'cause I'm not really here
I'm nowhere near here
I'm not full of fear 'cause I'm not really here
I'm nowhere near here

So done

*** Thanx a lot to Micha for this one ***

Computers And Blues

Outside Inside

The world is outside but inside warm
Inside informal outside stormy inside normal
...

Wake up and smell the coffee

Stirring a word the conversation absurd
Like the herbs of work their patiences and concurred

Wake up and smell the coffee
Light up and dwell the offerings
Drink with a thinking pinch
Sit with a kitchen sink

The world is outside but inside warm
Inside informal outside stormy inside normal

Back to the time skip it on it's bullocks
Rome to the oven turn it off it's on
Skin a racket fag I'm gone
What are we waiting for mate
Let's wait to the place
'Cause it's all a bit late
And were all in a bit of a state
Weed makes me not want to be in new places fight it!
Stare at the same TV watching the torrent like it

The world is outside but inside warm
Inside informal outside stormy inside normal

The fossil-ed remains of locked of ancient ways
Are buried or lost in every of my mates brains
But I can't find it because they like blazing
Solving that problem brings priests and doctors and poets maybe
And hot overclocked brains
I'm not over shocked blotto or of my rock place
I got their at lunchtime
I was still their at 8
Next they were turning chairs onto the table at my place
Psychedelic cycle get it?
Ride all wet
Arrive a bit sketch
But I like bedding

The world is outside but inside warm
Inside informal outside stormy inside normal

The world is outside but inside warm
Inside informal outside stormy inside normal

The fossil-ed remains of locked of ancient ways
Are buried or lost in every of my mates brains
But I can't find it because I like blazing!
Solving that problem can be quite amazing

The world is outside but inside warm
Inside informal outside stormy inside normal

Going Through Hell

It's not the size of the dog in the fight
But the fight and the dog
Let's surprise and take a slog
And if you get a knife from behind
Know you're nice and in front
Do it, do it
I wouldn't say a word
Till I've walked a mile in your shoes
But once a mile from you
I'll utter what the fuck I choose
Wearing nice new shoes
Do it, do it

If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
Keep going

Fall down five times
Rise up six
Give the good news by way of fists
The mind plays tricks on the fighter who wishes
Kindness is right and both sides win
Push the limits of stubbornness to
Finish up above the stubbornness of silly limits
Run the ring around your finger
And build the ring around to bring it, bring it

If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
Keep going

If you can't join them, beat them
If you won't 'roid up, be friends
The joy of the fight is the fight in the boy
I'm making this up now, finding a point
Is it if you can't win, then run
The coming two fists is the fun of the thing
It's all just lads, and the normal ambience
For a stabbing, call an ambulance

I can resist anything, but temptation
Lead me not into that place
I can find it myself
I can resist anything, but temptation
Lead me not into that place
I can find it myself

Found it

Your hero is only ordinary
Is just a hero, a moment more than you and me
You have nothing to lose, but your chains
So it maybe might rain
And yeah, maybe slight pain
Or a day light slain
Do it, do it

At the end of the tunnel
There is always light
It just might be a train
Beefy

If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
If you're going through hell
Keep going

Roof Of Your Car

Gaze up to the skies
Truth you've opened up my eyes

On the leg and a wing
We'll be winging it hard
On the wing of a prayer
On the wing of a car
Between radio stations
And tuned-in verse
Are echoes of the creation of this Universe

Stars don't light up
Stars reflect
I don't light up
We reflect
You then light up I deflect
Just the racket of crickets
And this packet of biscuits
Some flat out big riffs
And a fat lemon bifter

On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
Through to the star

Gaze up to the skies
Truth you've opened up my eyes

One day they're gonna make
Electrical implants for the brain
That simulate raving sensations away
Imagine the dilemma
For the man and his penance
If he could get fucked
Without hanging his health up
Would this be illegal (no no no)
Would the Daily Mail rail on it
Is this evil to need to escape these capers

On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
Through to the star

Gaze up to the skies
Truth you've opened up my eyes

Pull out the glove box
Blanket in the boot
Yesterday's sweets are hankering for some fruit
In a rainproof jacket on the sunroof
Sack it
I wish on a star
I wish for a bar with a cigar
Start up the engine til the battery doesn't flatten
The music on the shuffle is becoming a patent
I don't know what that is

On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
Through to the star

Like some Ballardian nightmare from 1986
Let the satellite navigation system guide us to the Styx
We ride on her direction through the night while up to tricks
So the authority like figures don't find us with ours spliffs

On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
Through to the star

On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
On the roof of your car at the stars
Through to the star

Gaze up to the skies
Truth you've opened up my eyes

Puzzled by People

Love is the answer

I'm pretty good at puzzles but puzzled by people
And I don't trouble trouble and trouble don't trouble me
Stare at the paper, fold it in two
Facing the walls are the soles of my shoes

Sometimes you have to find out for yourself
Sometimes you need to be told
Sometimes you never find the answer

We never had a crossword
My words got lost and you never heard
I'm two down you're one across the room
Beginning with I and ending in U
Beginning in my eye and ending as an X
Leaves a bad taste in my mouth
To think of you again like the bad taste
Leaking from the ink in my pen
Doodle at the side as I do too life
Choosing to lose time instead of doing what I like
Starts off black and white and lacking in life
Until pen in blue lends it a hue

Puzzled by people
Loving isn't easy
You can't google the solutions to people's feelings

Sometimes you have to find out for yourself
Sometimes you need to be told
Sometimes you never find the answer

Chewing on the pen
Two down again
Not enough letters for the clue in my head
Lost in thought, never been there before
With the turn of a pun on the tip of my tongue
The freshest memory will fail to recall
As well as the messiest, faded scrawl

Iím puzzled by people
Loving isn't easy
You can't google the solutions to people's feelings

Sometimes you have to find out for yourself
Sometimes you need to be told
Sometimes you never find the answer

Love is the answer

Iím puzzled by people
Loving isn't easy
You can't google the solutions to people's feelings

Sometimes you have to find out for yourself
Sometimes you need to be told
Sometimes you never find the answer

Love is the answer

Without thinking

I sleep with one eye open
Sometimes I might close them
But if immediate action is required Iím fucking loaded
I know my exit strategies
And I never plan anything
So in fifteen minutes I can be absolutely anywhere
Within radio contact
For once Iím on point in the contacts are noisy we go dark

ĎCause life moves pretty slow
If you donít even show up for the show you might never know

Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink
Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink

All the people in the place
All the people in the place

Any hesitation, anything tying you to the bed where you sleep
Youíre dead on your feet
Thereís nothing on my person but money in a shirt
In case any unexpected fun shit should occur
Where I have to think on my feet and plan it on my own
Hand to hand solo or tab it back home

ĎCause life moves pretty slow
If you donít even show up for the show you might never know

Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink
Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink

All the people in the place
All the people in the place

Take time in any new environment to relax
But if fenced in advance the best defence is attack
Piss poor planning proceeds any proper party
Where you donít know youíre out out till youíre shouting
Donít hang back like a bore, bags packed by the door
Rags in a black backpack and dashed in passport

ĎCause life moves pretty slow
If you donít even show up for the show you might never know

Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink
Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink

All the people in the place
All the people in the place

Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink
Iíll go out without a blink, out without a blink
Iíll go downtown without thinking and shout over a drink

Blip On A Screen

Turn on a light so it burns in the night
Turn down the flight, the world is uncertain
Iím certain by the curtains tonight
You will not know but grow, we will not dare
Weíll always smile and care and play with your hair
Got to reverse the pattern, whatís the worst that could happen
For the first time in my adulthood the worst that could happen
Is utterly unthinkable, sinking unsaid dread
Suddenly Iím worried about the bread under the bed
But then all sorts of awful shit seems plausible indoors
Precautions get warped into the worst of the certain
Youíre growing thumbs, Iím going numb
Tucked into your mum looks like it mite be quite fun

A blip on a screen, you donít know me
I think about you and what youíll grow to be
A blip on a screen, you donít know me
I think about you and what youíll grow to be

Black and white blotches to watch and not get
And then flashes of sense along with your body and head
It is all as simple as you think when you were little
It is all as simple as me sinking a little drink
Youíre growing nails, mine are so nailed
Iím drinking your motherís wine for both of us today
You donít know choice but you know my voice
You should never have chosen me, Iíve loved like a boy
The worldís so dark sometimes, the noise of the cars
Building a world filled up with toys and stars

A blip on a screen, you donít know me
I think about you and what youíll grow to be
A blip on a screen, you donít know me
I think about you and what youíll grow to be

Youíll dance in every song foot fall every little move
Before you realise that every noise is not music
My dad raced these thoughts, he paced these boards
I never knew I just grew, thatís all you can do
But then growing to an adult is just learning the language
Of explaining with words what you were as a baby
Youíll leisurely learn how to lie and pretend
To service your love and rely on your friends
This could be fraud but itís all I got taught
And I donít want to make it up as I go along with yours

A blip on a screen, you donít know me
I think about you and what youíll grow to be
A blip on a screen, you donít know me
I think about you and what youíll grow to be

A blip on a screen, you donít know me
I think about you and what youíll grow to be
I fix and I plan but this is just mad
I love you, youíre only a hundred pixels on a scan

Those That Donít Know

Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know that they donít know
Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know that they donít know

From the north to the south, from the east and west
London town is busy at best
With the kicks to the chest and the dips and the crests
Fall asleep past your stop
Creeping past eleven oíclock in the morning
No dawn is ever boring

Sometimes I lie in the bath till itís cold
nothing but a laugh to the front in the back of my soul
I wanna live forever, give my best guess
íCause thatís the best youíll get is a guess, but no less
Smoke in your chest hold it in, till its in your skin
Inhale this hardly smoke, thatís a hardy toke
Flip flops and your shorts or the big dogs on the porch
Till the night on the scorch I light like a torch

Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know that they donít know
Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know
Two stones
That they donít know

Hunky dory all evening
At a hundred and forty bpm
Till its done sort of in the am
Or youíve done talking or its mayhem
At the Cornucopia, doped up the local shops a mere toe tap
Vocal in focus on the buying of papers, and fire drill
And the brightest shades of milk, we look a mighty shady ilk
Memories of a long lost eon, millions of stars out there
Which one might you be on
Itís like Jupiterís moon in this room get the heat on
I need a stencil to follow my pencil pensive and sensing
Smoke in your chest, hold it in till itís in your skin
Inhale this hardly smoke, thatís a hardy toke

Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know that they donít know
Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know that they donít know

You know me, I always detest the dawn
The grass always looks like it was left on the lawn
You talk around events around and from side of your sight
The benson burns, it reflects in your eyes

Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know that they donít know
Thereís those that donít know
And those that donít know that they donít know

Soldiers

We line the streets like soldiers daily
To let them know that we ainít fading
This is a beat you can see it in my eyes
Itís gonna stay like this, itís gonna stay like this

We line the streets like soldiers daily
To let them know that we ainít fading
This is a beat you can see it in my eyes
Itís gonna stay like this until they realise

Eighty thousand people in a state of rowdy fever
There will never be a sequel to this evening
Singing in the rafters, in the wings and over galleys
And then after all the laughing just a draught
From the wings and over galleys, till Iím in a lonely alley
If a feeling from my childhood comes to me then I will rally
With all the cloves and all the rose tinted rows that go and sully
Soak up that moment, Woe is the finale

Lonely I am sinking in and overthinking it
Looking at the goal only slowly it is shrinking
Hesitate, hesitate, hesitate, wait, any day, any day
(too late)

We line the streets like soldiers daily
To let them know that we ainít fading
This is a beat you can see it in my eyes
Itís gonna stay like this, itís gonna stay like this

We line the streets like soldiers daily
To let them know that we ainít fading
This is a beat you can see it in my eyes
Itís gonna stay like this until they realise

The cheapest throwaway shades, are my deepest stowaway aid
Iím up with the angels but keep a toe in the trade
Known these folks since i was little but only through this ritual
Itís a pity they donít know me but what is there else than this
Sweeping and sweeping, the speaking unceasing
From steeple to steeple, the people are shrieking
Soon we parade through the fence, absolutely dame Judy Denched
And then stop, tell them to score and they flop

I donít think I like this
Iím only ever nervous
Iím a fighter, Iím a fighter
But tonight id like to flight
Hesitate, hesitate, hesitate, wait
Any day, any day
(too late)

We line the streets like soldiers daily
To let them know that we ainít fading
This is a beat you can see it in my eyes
Itís gonna stay like this, itís gonna stay like this

We line the streets like soldiers daily
To let them know that we ainít fading
This is a beat you can see it in my eyes
Itís gonna stay like this until they realise

The past isnít over last minute grow
Ask me to show you, ask me to go
Or stab me in the throat
Hesitate, hesitate, hesitate, wait
Any day, any day
(too late)

We Can Never Be Friends

Saying I love you forever, wonít hold us together
A dove and a feather wonít better our love
Or recover us ever
But I donít know if I missed you
Or if Iím blowing this tissue
Because I only miss you
Rather than no Iíd not risk you
Thatís not a frown I like
How is it now you decide
Iíll go to town if I like, be round about five
Your future lies in you seeing new guys
Youíll feel new eyes on you
Youíll need to lie about this
And me you like wise too

We can never be friends
One wants to stay together
One wants it to end
We can never be friends
We can make it easy

Mistake a little, wait for an ache
Mistake loneliness to mean only us
An addiction to a fix of praise
Rely on me to say itís ok
There is only room for one in this sun
There was only one of me and you once
And you want to want another few loves
In the night let it fly to the light
All the bits you miss from your ex
Commitment, kissing and sex
Are what youíll insist from the next
Are what youíll insist from the next

But is it who dares wins, or only who knows goes
Frank Brunoís nose has seen too many blows
Youíre bitter then itís better to pretend not bicker
Itís butters when it festers it fucks all the fun
This is us fizzling
But with added little pangs
We reached the end, youíll never see me again

We can never be friends
One wants to stay together
One wants it to end
We can never be friends
We can make it easy

We can never be friends
One wants to stay together
One wants it to end
We can never be friends
We can make it easy

We can never be friends
One wants to stay together
One wants it to end
We can never be friends
We can make it easy

ABC

Stop for a minute, donít make a move
Like you donít have much to prove
Standing there hands in the air
Like you donít have much to care

A you canít say what you B
I donít C what you see
I hear a meloDy
To drop with a mellow E
Hell not, never give an F
But never shit a G
Never dinged the H
Why you lying to my I
DJ be careful with the K
Before everyday blaze L
The condemned will all condemn and theM theN remember O
I used to want the P but Iíd rather do not Q
I donít wanna hear R
I donít wanna hear S too
Sit back and sip T
It starts but not U
Or Iíll give you straight V
Single me W
No stress life from your X
Donít angle to no Y yes
Itís only ever the way with you get from A to Z

Stop for a minute
Stop

OMG

I looked at your status
ďIn a relationshipĒ
ďIn a relationshipĒ
An earthquake hit me (Oi!)
Your status had changed
Youíve never worked about this
Couldnít drag my eye away
The words on the screen
Nothing set between us
But you just werenít that keen
In a relationship
Plain Helvetica
So walk away and let it go

Why did you leave it so late to tell me
Wow what a revelation
Then I get you and you get me honestly and
Wow what a situation

Oh my god why did you leave it so late to tell me
Wow what a revelation
Then I get you and you get me honestly and
Wow what a situation

I looked at your photo, of folks I didnít know
Folks I hadnít noticed seem close to you now
Weíd been hanging out a lot
Iíd gathered thatíd have to stop

All that build up for me
All the weeks of us walking past tree after tree
All the patience and doubt
The relational maybe
May as well bow youíre in a relationship now

Why did you leave it so late to tell me
Wow what a revelation
Then I get you and you get me honestly and
Wow what a situation

Oh my god why did you leave it so late to tell me
Wow what a revelation
Then I get you and you get me honestly and
Wow what a situation

I looked at your status
ďIn a relationshipĒ
ďIn a relationshipĒ
It devastated me
Then what did I spy
I punched the fucking sky
Among the normally ignorable requests at the right
Iíd of never of guessed a request so nice
Now if you look at my status
Iím in a relationship too with you

Why did you leave it so late to tell me
Wow what a revelation
Then I get you and you get me honestly and
Wow what a situation

I stand corrected I was pushing for the best
I guess I took one look at you and I could fog out the rest
If Iíve got what it takes, and it wonít be wasted on fakes

I paced myself
I have faith this time
I saw something for me
I felt something right

Why did you leave it so late to tell me
Wow what a revelation
Then I get you and you get me honestly and
Wow what a situation

Oh my god why did you leave it so late to tell me
Wow what a revelation
Then I get you and you get me honestly and
Wow what a situation

Trying To Kill M.E.

I used to love the night and now i dread my bed
Using all the light is how my head got spent,
Torturous virus talk to my eyelids, walk in my size nines
Is this depression or a lesson from inner pressure pressing
Either way the fevers it deals me an evil

The thing that I love most is trying to kill m.e

I have the queerest feeling of my dearest appearing
To be leering from the ether, fear more fever
I donít like sleepers drugs make me sleep
Sleep is like death to do death when youíre dead
Bridge disappears through fog in my ears
For this chronic fatigue there is no tonic is seems
Lucid thinking is loopy to think of on and on weeks

The thing that I love most is trying to kill m.e

General health making my mental health break
But Iíll never let go of what helps me create
Nothing to this point but for this love
Love, torturous virus get out from my eyelids
Just want to ride out life in the key of c
I wonít bash the black notes i wont ask for answers
Glance up at the banister

The thing that I love most is trying to kill m.e

The only good thing and I should cling to it good
Are the sparks of good art that park in the darkness
Shaking eyes hate me to write
But make me think up quite nice ideas
Itís like me enemy telling me forget the pen dwelling
The madness and sadness is long, but flashes of mastery

How many ways will it warm up
Eight months ago fate came to break me in somewhat
And rape me on the flames
The queerest feeling of my dearest appearing
To be leering from the ether, I fear more fever
Like the bridge disappearing through fog in my ears
Thereís no tonic it seems for this chronic fatigue
Iím happily trading insanity lately for passion
That makes me a man at least maybe

The thing that I love most is trying to kill m.e
The thing that I love most is trying to kill m.e

What was I thinking, who was I then
Duly I tried, truly amen
What was I thinking, who was I then
Duly I tried, truly amen

Pull some paper out the printer pick up a pen and pen into the winter
The oldest cell in my body is only ten years old
With the smell of the kitchen I dwell on the kissing of my missus
Holding a bowl and reminiscing
I am just a child who got a few years older
Pull some paper out the printer pick up a pen and pen into the winter

Trust Me

Trust me
Is the skyline sliced up into pieces and broken steel and mesh
Or is the progress of process thatís a natural people quest
Metal and the workings, dark and lurking in my mind
Branded neon red and blue flashes
The view from the flats is nice
I see Alice in Wonderland
I see malice in Sunderland
Mouse to house, I am this land
The were without, itís Thumberland
Smoke to a karma coma
Jamaicans do yard and roamers
Shake Bacardiís and Coke and make me laugh and trust me

So much stuff and many people
The future is not evil
The future is not fish and itís simple, itís efficient
Now the things are costing nothing
Is any of it good
Come and love me, read my nothings
Blogging river floods
Dead plant planted on the window ledge
Shadows dance, glint and blend
Glance slow at the night outside
Iím God in the game
Sound rumbles in 5.1 round some corner to fight with guns
Play God in games but nothing in trust me

Dub step, club sweat, come get rubbed red
Play the playlist
Play the playlist
I see Alice in Wonderland
I see malice in Sunderland
House to house, I love this land
The were without, itís Thumberland

Do the wrong thing, joke it right
Span the longings and the fights
For all the oil and the toil
And the spoils of the royals
We are nothing if not nice
We are coughing if we are wise
Roll me up like a leafy spliff
Fuck that, roll me up and trust me

Lock The Locks

I had a funny dream and I came to screaming
That I was in a funny house but it was kind of mine
And I was with you only it wasnít you
It happened in the past but it was somehow now

It put it into focus, things became clear
I had to plan something I handed in my notice
Even though to most it looked random
My heart had left I was just going in tandem

I smoked one too many cigarettes
I heard one too many lies
And Iíve gambled on too many bets
I lost it all to this life

Iím packing up my desk
Iíve put it into boxes
(to this life)
Knock out the lights
Lock the locks and leave

Iíll leave one evening be seen off
At a party for my parting in a bar
It starts on the early side and ends in a gutter
With a fumble with a colleague in a car

No more alarm that barks in the dark
With the beeping like darts to the heart
Yes, the maze it does look deep
And days are over for dozing on my cheek

I smoked one too many cigarettes
I heard one too many lies
And Iíve gambled on too many bets
I lost it all to this life

Iím packing up my desk
Iíve put it into boxes
(to this life)
Knock out the lights
Lock the locks and leave

Read the funny card signed by all
That was purchased by the person I will always recall
Lock away my labours, steel stationary
A kiss on the lips or a grin in a grip

I had a funny dream and I came to screaming
That I was in a funny house but it was kind of mine
And I was with you only it wasnít you
It happened in the past but it was somehow now

I came to it noon through the tune of a spoon
In a mug in a room, but I knew very soon
That the mug in the room, was the mug yours truly
Because I never stood up for what I wanted to do

I smoked one too many cigarettes
I heard one too many lies
And Iíve gambled on too many bets
I lost it all to this

I smoked one too many cigarettes
I heard one too many lies
And Iíve gambled on too many bets
I lost it all to this life

Iím packing up my desk
Iíve put it into boxes
(to this life)
Knock out the lights
Lock the locks and leave
(to this life)


Non Albums Tracks

All Got Our Runnins

( All Got Our Runnins EP )

Again I step out my yard
Head swings 'round, clocks my landlord
Start chippin' up the road 'cos I owe him three-weeks dough
The ship's sinkin', tele's on the blink
An' in the pub it's one beer to last all evening
Later on chips for feedin'

When the quids are down try sneakin' a bottle of brandy
'Round bouncers into the Ministry Of Sound
Scored, Moffat, back indoors with a profit
'Cos they do say that havin' no money forces one to make
The right choices on life each day
If you can't pay you can't play

Success hides a multitude of sins
But I ain't successful and my piggy-bank's still in the bin
Been there since I was a kid
Goin' 'round in circles, not being careful but say
'I get paid on Friday, can't wait to live life my way'

'Cos on the streets I'm just a geezer
I gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

Brut pocket I'm back in the Burassic seat again
After spending sixty pound last week on beers with friends
Brought it all on myself see, granted
Now I'm scorin' draw for everyone to get my next spliff sorted
Hang 'round mum's house to get smothered
Got no tins in the cupboard this week

Hold on to your seat 'cos it's all gone a bit Pete
Live for the moment said he, "Wrong"
Downin' beers out of my tree, now the moment's passed
The cash is a distant memory

You know things are bleak when you're tellin' the birds you asked out
Last week that things are busy
When really you've got no dough in the piggy
Two days after pay day's clocked
And it's back at The Black Dog stuffin' them socks
Into pool table pockets

'Cos on the streets I'm just a geezer
I gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

I'm skint, got no moolah
Need to get some colour in my cheeks says mum
That'll be my English inner city tan
I'm skinny like a woman, need to get some punan' through the door
"Please Sir, can I have some more?"
Oi, oi, lend me a tenner so I can go to the chip-shop
Twenty-four garage and then for a quick top
This time opting for the reassuringly cheap option

When the quids are down
my Schott hoodie's my ball gown
My essential accessory is my bad day frown 'cos
Life in the third-class carriage can be evil
When your only ticket to freedom is a permit to travel
So, Uncle Shiner, you best go get the spade and dig me a grave
'Cos I can't pay the rent but I got
Hundred-and-nine pound pair o' trainers on

'Cos on the streets I'm just a geezer
I gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

On the streets I'm just a geezer
Gotta make ends meet, yeah
Gotta do what I need to
Shit, we all got our runnin's now

La la la
And then this geezer turned 'round to me and said
'What are you doing, you twat' and I was like
'What the fuck, is this, what are you saying, you div'
Oi, that's it

*** Thanx a lot to Tony for this one ***

David Hassles

( Twitter track - demo )

You're giving me David Hassles
I just want a Daniel Beddett
You're giving me David Hassles
I just want a Daniel Beddett

There's a tear in my tea, I do fear what will be
You talk like you walk with a dictionary
Tell your friends, this will never end
Time is the time we fucking well spend

Your music is not better than it sounds

Limited channels of primitive fannel
Cookery souped-up, dupery what
Chances and lotteries, that's not for me
Luxury flattery, what have we got

My bored up shows like brandy or whines
Throttle me, wattle me, bottle me nine
If it looks like a duck and it walks like a duck
And it talks like a duck, it needs more time to cook

You're singing a song
Which is limping along
You've not got the voice now
Get up and be strong

You're giving me David Hassles
I just want a Daniel Beddett
You're giving me David Hassles
I just want a Daniel Beddett

Diplomacy, making no sound like we
And go to hell, sound like peace
It's a disarming charm
While your army is arming

I need a tool for the job
I may be a fool, I don't dob
Choking on smoke and stroking on tokes
Like a full sugar Allen you provoke

People who hear you sing say you don't
Give me a setlist, set it to a gist
The night is cold like I's not liking
The night is as old as just being pissed

My problems are flown in daily
Living my life holding sides
Spliffing the finger indecisive
But now I'm not sure of why

When we're angry, we slander
We often will pander
That slang can be bang on

You're giving me David Hassles
I just want a Daniel Beddett

I'm not really thinking this
I watch and listen into things
But once I've seen and I do know
That's my emotions at show
This is me, the me I be
Collective reactions seen by people

You're giving me David Hassles
I just want a Daniel Beddett

The mystique of what you seek
Can never exist, the gist is just this
I jest and I test your dress to suggest
You quest to be any but breasts in a vest

So cheek when you speak
As if you were unique
It leaks from your beak
Like the beaded white streaks of weekend beak

I speak with a tweak
You're a beacon of weakness
If it looks like a duck and it walks like a duck
And it talks like a duck, it needs more time to cook

4 oíClock

( Cyberspace and Reds Deluxe LP )

A frenzy unravelling in gravel
Friends and enemies holla from the rabble
Jab the body, grab a collar
As clumsy as it may be Iíll gouge out and get in any dig

At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face

I hear giggles and whispers and smirks all serious
I spy Ďem in their eyes
Two minutes til two, two hours flew by
Since insighting this duel with you

At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face

I donít like the pain, I wonít try and say
Iím not frightened today youíre fighter with height
I will be beaten, I will be eating some teeth this evening

At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face

Me you wonít know by name
And everybody knows your imposing wide frame in folklore
But if you can believe it
This beef means nothing to me but to only provoke war

At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face

Trees swaying in the sky
The sun is surprisingly bright for a day to be terrified white
Control those nerves, hold on, observe

At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face

A frenzy unravelling in gravel
Friends and enemies holla from the rabble
Jab the body, grab a collar
As clumsy as it may be Iíll gouge out and get in any dig

Unlike the movies, twisting wrists
Fists kissing and flailing throws
The bumps and the bruises, the thumping and booting
In the blackness after the break of my nose

At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face

So why fight, why take a baking
Why when everyoneĎll call me a fool
íCause theyíll see in the moment me fight my fight
Despite being violently schooled

People choose their battles and not needless bleeding
Even the brave want the easiest rattle
ĒCause in their minds theyíre making them
Feel like I would fight them
So when in life Iím not required to again
This fight is not about you and me
Itís for all the people I might fight that see

At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face
At four oíclock today
Iím gonna punch you in your face

Give Me My Lighter Back

( All Got Our Runnins EP )

'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap
Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap

You walk in the door packed pockets
Guess what geez
Say you've had it but now you've lost it again
You've forgotten to bring your wallet
But fair play i buy yous a brandy and coke safe
I always do anything for my mates go sit down i'll bring it over
'Cause I'm no way that you always seem to avoid paying
But your blag blag blag gets seen seen seen
And how many missed calls have I got
To take before you get some credit and call me for a change
Eh eh eh eh eh eh

'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap
'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap

Oi then after i top non one two one i notice you've gone
And i'm sat staring into space lookin' like a billy no mates on his todd
My favorite lighter seems to have done one
'Cause it was here when you were here and now it's gone Now you're gone
I mean just cause i bought you a drink I'm not trying to tie you to the seat
I don't give to receive But you seem to live to recieve
So I end up chatting to andy Talking about his fucking grief
With the nub you gave me for twos

'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap
'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap

Half hour on i'm makin' my way to the bog
Say aye to him nod to the corner say safe to you One
How walk past the bar where you're at
You've blatantly bought her a jar with the money you said you didn't have
I walk past but I wanna lose my rag
Then i do my business
And as i've come out the bog your girlfriend walks in sees you drinkin' with next girl
And tips the drink over your head
And if you ask me it serves you fuckin' right,
You have to hold it down

'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap
'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap
'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap
'Cause I can't be doing with your crap anymore
So why don't you give me my lighter back
And then trap

*** Thanx a lot to Aaron for this one ***

He's Behind You, He's Got Swine Flu

( Twitter track - demo )

He's behind you
He's got swine flu
Make a sacrifice for society
Say no
Decapitate your mate

You started sneezing
I could see that you were freezing
in the heat of this really unbelievable evening
The streets were all empty but for overturned cars
Billowing smoke from the sparse roads clothes and scars

The brain dead in face masks wandered arm stretched
Sizzling bacon from beyond the far-fetched
I've never hurt my friend till the very burning end
Is what flirtingly I'd said to my best friends head

He's behind you
He's got swine flu
Make a sacrifice for society
Say no
Decapitate your mate

The story then was told
It got gory it unfolded
Broadcasters blasting out stories of the poorly
I don't advocate anarchy in any way
But I saw him scratch a rash
And I had to grab an axe

We've all known each other
Since the groans of our mothers
And throwing with our brothers
Little stones in the river
The fact that my man might not actually expire
Caused me some ire while I hauled him on the fire

He's behind you
He's got swine flu
Make a sacrifice for society
Say no
Decapitate your mate

There's something that I need to share with you all
I can't go on lying Im developing sores
I'm turning, I'm burning up, I'm turning back bro
I'll hold them up while u turn and run

He's behind you
He's got swine flu
Make a sacrifice for society
Say no
Decapitate your mate

I Love My Phone

( Twitter track - demo )

A journey through time

Unlock the living, put the four digit pin
In your hand, you hold the whole world and it's dan
Clutch the bare rubber that judders up late
You muster more bluster and thrust yourself upstairs
Cling to your thinking, glintzing for a ding
If you with it you're and it and if you binned it you'd wither
Without it, no doubt shit
No ounce, it's a bitch
History equips us with the kitchen sink

How would I survive without my outside line to the doubting life in
in the inside lining of my trousers tonight

Communication with the new nation
The escalator moves endlessly friend and to every station
Quiver it delivers you the river or give up
Addicted to the little thing that rings
Like a torch in the dark, reading short remarks
Scorching candescent thoughts from the heart
Information advantage in the face of a rabbit
People read headsets, frozen in headlamps

How would I survive without my outside line to the doubting life in
in the inside lining of my trousers tonight

Well if I could build a time machine I would fly to you
As 60 minutes an hour, with flowers in kind pursuit
We can't change the past but we can ruin the present
By scratching on our heads and fretting on the future
A man takes on to men, take lovers and lunatics
Metal fronted fronts, another way of doing it
Glory paid to ashes comes too late, my phone mate
The closing blows on stakes on an only frozen lake
A constant stream of words in a wanton, teeming and turgid splurge
Rechecking the stream of comment
Many dreams from one end to the other end of nonsense

How would I survive without my outside line to the doubting life in
in the inside lining of my trousers tonight

Where my heart has been

It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been
It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been

Don't give them what they think they want just give them what they need
I don't wanna want what I want but I know that your heart bleeds

It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been

From my heart that is defective passed my bark that says i'm weak
I never parked on art for sex, I parked with what's effected
Part of that is what is gone before, shards of my own law
Shattered so they can't say I ever parked up for the score
I make music that's what Iíll do with it, we'll hang together ruefully
But to a ruthless melody Iíll hang these boots on me
I ran with the best but panned on the test that is for yes
And when the lights go out we run the plight that we're about
Don't give them what they think they want just give them what they need
I don't wanna want what I want but I know that your heart bleeds
We all happen to hang our heads here, I lost sight of that fact in fear

Is this space where my heart has been

Don't underestimate me friends, we don't know who's ahead til the end
I might spend all day with it and then pan the night away and make
Nil and none and nan, so jill and john and jen can kill and con with ken
For their fill and fun with friends
For all your pills and pons and penny Iím still stunned but sunny
Over the hill - honey, anyway you've willed it one but when will it spill what we spon and span
I have skill with skunk and skanks
We still not act abend, don't underestimate me friend
Didn't I make it easy, didn't I make it free
Loyality is free when all the people see the dream
I've started so I finished even if the start is the beginning,
They aren't in this, they partied willing

It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been
It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been

Don't give them what they think they want just give them what they need
I don't wanna want what I want but I know that your heart bleeds
Take your flunky and dangle, fake your funk and handle it
I make funk on any angle, and get some kind of age old fungal
Time put down can be irrelevant of gain
That's the element of pain - for the blessing of the game
I might spend all day praying - pannying every kind of way
Tapping the pencil henceforth - forever in a day
And suffer for nothing - that's the glough - I fucking love it bruv
What goes in don't come out, joke jump in a shout

It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been
It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been

You and me forever walking

It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been
It's time to go low, it's time to go low
Is this space where my heart has been

Your Song

( Elton John Cover - Radio 1's live lounge )

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

*** Thanx a lot to Micha for this one ***

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