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Make A Man Of Me

 

Been through trial and tribulation

From the day that I was born

Never knowing who to turn to

When my heart was ripped and torn

All my life I’ve been a wanderer

No desire to settle yet

If you meet me on my journey

What you see ain’t what you get

Just walk on by

Don’t even try

To make a man of me

 

My Daddy never knew me

His face I’ve never seen

My mama washed her hands of me

When I was just fourteen

I worked my way to Lexington

Led horses down the street

But I had to leave Kentucky

Cause I could not stand the heat

Just walk on by

Don’t even try

To make a man of me

 

In Duluth I got religion

And I took myself a wife

She said The Lord would bring some order

And a meaning to my life

But one wet and windy morning

It was time to travel on

Now my boy sits at the window

Wondering where his daddy gone

Just walk on by

Don’t even try

To make a man of me

 

I’ll soon be five and forty

Is this all there is to do?

Restless moving to new places

Maybe meet a girl or two

Takes no time until it’s over

When they look beneath my skin

No-one likes to see confusion

Likes to see the state I’m in

Just walk on by

Don’t even try

To make a man of me

 

Been through trial and tribulation

From the day that I was born

Never knowing who to turn to

When my heart was ripped and torn

All my life I’ve been a wanderer

No desire to settle yet

If you meet me on my journey

What you see ain’t what you get

 

What you see – ain’t what you get

What you see – ain’t what you get

 

For J.D.

 

Once I was the apple of your eye 

Now you say I’m rotten to the core 

Wish I knew what’s going on with me 

Nobody wants me any more 

My brother he thinks I’m crazy 

My sister she just sit and and pray 

Ma and Pa shake their heads and rue the day 

 

Need somebody to show me the way 

Need somebody to show me the way 

Need somebody to show me the way – Yay Yay Yay Yay

 

 Riding on this subway in the wintertime 

But all I got’s my summer shoes 

Changing stations up and down the line 

I didn’t choose these losers blues 

My brother he thinks I’m crazy 

My sister she just sit and and pray 

Ma and Pa shake their heads and rue the day

  

Need somebody to show me the way 

Need somebody to show me the way 

Need somebody to show me the way – Yay Yay Yay Yay  

Break 

 

This sure is the strangest day I ever had 

Sweet New York City – But I feel so bad 

Don’t mix me up with all those other boys 

Before they get me – I’m gonna make some noise 

My brother he thinks I’m crazy 

My sister she just sit and and pray 

Ma and Pa just shake their heads and rue the day 

 

Need somebody to show me the way 

Need somebody to show me the way 

Need somebody to show me the way – Yay Yay Yay Yay 

 

Shotgun 

Some believe that the pen is a sword

Some believe in the word of the Lord

Some believe in the power of thought

Some say it’s okay just you don’t get caught

Some they cast a shadow where there isn’t any sun

And some believe in a

Shotgun

 

Some complain by writing to the press

But some refrain from making any kind of protest

Some make banners and parade them in the street

Think it makes a difference if ya send a little Tweet

Most of us don’t care too much ‘bout anything that’s done

And some believe in a

Shotgun

 

Some people say let’s keep the home fires burning

They spend their nights a tossing and a turning

Some say that politics are only dirty tricks

And some believe in the Dixie Chicks

 

SOLO

 

Some believe that everyone is equal

Even say go give the power to the people

Some say you should obey the law unto the letter

And others say “No way” won't make the world  no better

Some believe there’s nothing to be done

And some believe in a

Shotgun

 

Some people say let’s keep the home fires burning

They spend their nights a tossing and a turning

Some say that politics are only dirty tricks

And some believe in the Dixie Chicks

Do you believe yeah?

Yes I believe!

 

 

The Upstairs Room   

Above the sea we climb

Those fourteen steps to find

The key above the door

Hear the creaking of the floor

 

We’d pull the skylight tight

Against the blackness of the night

A summer home below

Nobody there to know

Long past summer season

There was now another reason

For the house to linger on

Until the autumn nights were gone

 

Sometimes I think about it all

I wonder if you think about it too

The record player on the floor

A fire to stop the chill from cutting through

You said “It’s always gonna be like this”

Still remember the taste of your kiss

In the upstairs room

With a window onto heaven

 

Instrumental

 

So many years since then

I climbed those stairs again

Was I only passing through

Or was my heart still set on you?

Couldn’t bring myself to open

The door all smashed and broken

Afraid that all I’d find

Would chase the memories from my mind

Sometimes I think about it all

I wonder if you think about it too

The record player on the floor

The fires to stop the chill from cutting through

You said “It’s always gonna be like this”

Still remember the taste of your kiss

In the upstairs room

With a window onto heaven

 

Small Town 

This is a small town

And everybody knows 

Who the good girls are

And where the bad boys go 

No matter what you doin 

Somebody gonna see you 

When you’re doin’ it 

Your good reputation? 

Somebody watching waiting 

Gonna ruin it 

‘Cus in a small town

Tongues are wagging by the dozen 

In a small town

Everybody someones cousin 

In a small town

Keepin tabs on all the lovers 

In a small town

Keep your hands above them covers 

In a small town 

Don’t let a fella come and put a spell on you 

In a small town 

Somebody watching waiting gonna tell on you

  

Woo Hoo  Better get away from this small town 

Woo Hoo  I don’t want to stay in this tiny little town 

Woo Hoo  Gotta get away from this small town

 

You wus a good girl

But your mommy liked the boys 

She had em in the afternoons

They made a lot of noise 

Your daddy was out driving 

In his shiny city car 

A neighbour saw it standing

By a certain kind of bar 

People saw you out with me

They said there was no good in you

 

I was a good boy

But my brother was a punk 

My daddy liked to party

So they said he was a drunk 

Momma didn’t go to church

So she was just a sinner 

The ladies there were fat as hell

And Momma she was thinner 

People saw you out with me

They said I was a bad boy too 

 

Woo Hoo  Better get away from this small town 

Woo Hoo  I don’t want to stay in this tiny little town 

Woo Hoo  Gotta get away from this small town

 

‘Cus in a small town

Tongues are wagging by the dozen 

In a small town

Everybody someones cousin 

In a small town

Keepin tabs on all the lovers 

In a small town

Keep your hands above them covers 

In a small town 

Don’t let a fella come and put a spell on you 

In a small town 

Somebody watching waiting gonna tell on you

 

Woo Hoo  Better get away from this small town 

Woo Hoo  I don’t want to stay in this tiny little town 

Woo Hoo  Gotta get away from this small town 

Woo Hoo  Better get away from this small town 

Woo Hoo  I don’t want to stay in this tiny little town 

Woo Hoo  Gotta get away from this small town

 

 

The Golden Ring

One time in Wellington went to the dancing

I saw sweet Mary pretty young thing

We fell to talking soon we were out walking

Promised I’d buy her a golden ring

(Background voices) “He said he’d buy her a golden ring”

 

I’m just a farmer’s boy don’t get no wages

Signed for a soldier to go and serve my king

I told sweet Mary when I came home again

I'd buy her that golden ring

(Background voices) “He said he’d buy her that golden ring”

 

Got sent across to France got dug in at the Somme

My feet froze to the bone

But ever in my head I heard the words she said

“I’ll be waiting when you come home”

(Background voices) “Said she’d be waiting when he came home”

 

Shipped back to London town the crowds were milling round

Tommys praises all did sing

The war to end all war I found a pawnshop door

And I bought her that golden ring

(Background voices) “He bought her that golden ring”

 

Came back to Wellington called on my Mary

I saw she wore her apron high

That golden ring stayed deep down in my pocket

As I kissed my love good bye

(Background voices) “As he kissed his love goodbye”

 

One time in Wellington went to the dancing

Saw sweet Mary pretty young thing

We fell to talking soon we were out walking

Promised I’d buy her a golden ring

Promised I'd buy her a golden ring

 

Gasoline

When all the world goes crazy

And I need to come alive 

I jump into my buggy

Take my body for a drive

I don’t care where I’m going

I don’t know where I’ve been 

I roll on down the highway

Me and my machine

Don’t pick up no hitchhiker

Want nobody by my side

A dose of speed is all I need

To cure my wounded pride

When I saw red inside my head

The lights all turned to green

I raise my eyes say ‘Praise the Lord                

He gave me Gasoline’

 

Gasoline  Don’t have to sign no truce

Gasoline  Oh I just love that juice

Gasoline   It feels like I can fly

Gasoline   I kiss you all ‘Goodbye’

With Gasoline

Praise the Lord – He gave me Gasoline    

 

Do this! Do that!’ can knock you flat

You feel you’re two feet tall

Jangle with those car-keys                           

As I walk on down the hall

Foot on the gas and brakes that squeal                

Can bring such sweet relief

Underdog turns into hog                            

Defying all belief

Freedom is the road ahead                         

Freedom is the rule

Freedom is a set of wheels                       

Freedom is the fuel

I need to get away sometimes

I need a change of scene

How would it be for you and me                       

Without my Gasoline

 

Gasoline  Don’t have to sign no truce

Gasoline  Oh I just love that juice

Gasoline   It feels like I can fly

Gasoline   I kiss you all ‘Goodbye’

With Gasoline

Praise the Lord – He gave me Gasoline

 

The road goes on forever

But I’m running out of time

Turn the headlights on drive back          

Across the county line

Up into my driveway                                     

Know I should apologize

Will you be glad I’m home again                 

Won’t cut me down to size

I sit and take a breather

Work out what I’m gonna say

Wonder if you’re still at home                      

Perhaps you’ve gone away

Leave my buggy close the door                     

Stand and count to ten

Pat her on the hood and say

‘Soon fill you up again with Gasoline’

  

Gasoline   Don’t have to sign no truce

Gasoline   Oh I just love that juice

Gasoline    It feels like I can fly

Gasoline    I kiss you all ‘Goodbye’

With Gasoline

Praise the Lord – He gave me Gasoline 

 

The Country Boy In Me              

 

I started out with the Twist and Shout

I just loved that R and B

But that Sweet Soul Music

Made a real man out of me

I sang along with those protest songs

I sung them loud and I sung them long

I never could stand D. I. V. O. R. C. E.

 

I never believed there was a Country Boy in me

I never believed there was a Country Boy in me

Yee-Hi !  Yippee-ay-yayayay!

I never believed there was a Country Boy in me

 

I couldn’t take the sound of the banjo and the fiddle

Don’t you hate those songs where they talk all through the middle?

And why d’y’all have to come from Tennessee?

Too old to be a Punk Rocker

And too fat to be a Glam Rock shocker

I still never believed there was a Country Boy in me

 

I never believed there was a Country Boy in me

I never believed there was a Country Boy in me

Yee-Hi !  Yippee-ay-yayayay!

I never believed there was a Country Boy in me

 

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

 

Then I heard a song on my old radio

She was singing sweet, she was singing low

She took up on that Bluegrass harmony

I got those shivers all down my spine

And I knew that music  -  That was mine!

I knew there was a Country Boy in me

 

And now I believe there’s a Country Boy in me

And now I believe there’s a Country Boy in me

Yee-Hi !  Yippee-ay-yayayay!

And now I believe there’s a Country Boy in me

Yee-Hi !  Yippee-ay-yayayay!

And now I believe there’s a Country Boy in me

And now I believe there’s a Country Boy in me

is

e the Lord – He gave me gasoline

Found Love

I’m troubled, Oh so troubled

I’m troubled all the time

If the Lord won’t see my trouble

I know I’m gonna lose my mind

 

 ‘Cus I found love                (I found love  y’all)

And her Daddy says I should be younger

I found love                        (I found love  y’all)

And her Mommy givin’ me the eye

I found love                        (I found love  y’all)

Just gotta satisfy this hunger

I found love                                 

Gonna keep her till the day I die

 

When I was sweet sixteen

The girls all cried

‘Go scurry on home to mother’

When I was twenty one there wasn’t one who looked my way

When I was thirty two they said ‘Hey, look at you!’

Then they went home with my brother

Now they stand in line think I’m fine with my hair all grey

 

I found love                                 

And her Daddy says I should be younger

I found love                                 

And her Mommy givin’ me the eye

I found love                                 

Just gotta satisfy this hunger

I found love                                 

Gonna keep her till the day I die

 

I still got fuel in my tank

And money in the bank

No kids to spoil the party

Lookin for a match? I’m quite some catch it seems!

Those Facebook eyes

Grew twice their size

When they saw real live Daddy comin’

Was it the bulge of my wallet in the pocket of my old blue jeans?

 

I found love                

And her Daddy says I should be younger

I found love                                 

And her Mommy givin’ me the eye

I found love                                 

Just gotta satisfy this hunger

I found love                                 

Gonna keep her till the day I die

 

I found love                

And her Mommy says I should be younger

I found love                                 

And her Daddy givin’ me the eye

I found love                                 

Just gotta satisfy this hunger

I found love                                 

Gonna keep her till the day I die

 

I’m troubled, Oh so troubled

I’m troubled all the time

If the Lord don’t see my trouble

I know I’m gonna lose my mind

 

I’m troubled, Oh so troubled

I’m troubled all the time

If the Lord don’t see my trouble

I know I’m gonna lose my mind

                

Steady At The Wheel

 

When I woke with you this morning

I knew you didn't want me there

I asked 'Should I be leaving?'

You said you didn't care

As I packed my bag you told me

You needed time to be alone

As I closed your door you were talking on the phone

 

But I'm steady at the wheel, wheel, wheel

I'm steady at the wheel, wheel wheel

My mind's like a rearview mirror

I don't know just how I feel

I'm steady at the wheel, wheel, wheel

I'm steady at the wheel, wheel, wheel

My mind's like a rearview mirror

I don't know what I feel

But I'm steady at the wheel

 

There's a sign up on the highway

Says I've done 400 miles

This gas won't last forever

But I won't slow down for a while

I wonder if he's passed me by

The guy you had to call

I wonder why I'm missing you at all

 

But I'm steady at the wheel....

 

The rain whips at the windshield

The blades can't wipe it clear

Are you telling him about me

Should I shed a tear?

All this mouth and not much money

You always said I was no good

But who's the saint and who's the sinner?

You didn't treat me like you should

 

But I'm steady at the wheel.....

 

 

Eleutra Chicken

 

It so damn hot I just one big wet spot

A shame I ain’t no swimmer

Under a shady tree beside the blue blue sea

I know I picked me a winner

Bahama Mama jus hear what I say

Don’t you Big Girl get no thinner

When you home by me you need your energy

To fry that ‘Leutra chicken for my dinner

 

Hey hey yah yah

Hey hey yah yah

Hey hey hey

Hey hey yah yah

Hey hey yah yah

Hey hey hey

 

Now we all munch and crunch

Reporter from The Punch

Say ‘White Boy! You some sinner!’

But all my Mama say is that she home all day

Fryin’ Leutra chicken for my dinner

Hey hey ………

                                                                                    

She stirrin’ in that pot. The stove get hot hot hot

And we watch that gravy thicken                                                                    

Oh she look so sweet when she say ‘Hon’ come eat’

And serve me fried Eleutra chicken

Hey hey …….

 

Y’all can walk the walk. Y’all can talk the talk

And make your high hair kinda shimmer

But when your man come home you make him all your own

And fry him Leutra chicken for his dinner

Hey hey ……

 

 

Just one kind of loneliness

  

So many numbers in my call-book

But the calls they never come

So many glasses in my kitchen

But I only use the one

So many weeks since I was walking

With somebody in the sun

So many lifetimes since my body

Was touched by anyone

  

Always say I’m feeling fine

When you ask me how I am

Say that I sleep well at night

And that I’m a lucky man

Won’t ever let you see those signs

Of the hurt deep down inside

Always going to tell you

I’m all right

 

There’s a thousand kinds of happiness

A million ways to love

But there’s just one kind of the loneliness

That I’ve got too much of

 

There’s a thousand kinds of happiness

A million ways to love

But there’s just one kind of the loneliness

That I’ve got too much of

 

Instrumental break

 

So many weeks since I was walking

With somebody in the sun

So many lifetimes since my body

Was touched by anyone

Won’t ever let you see those signs

Of the hurt deep down inside

Always going to tell you

I’m all right

 

There’s a thousand kinds of happiness

A million ways to love

But there’s just one kind of the loneliness

That I’ve got too much of

 

There’s a thousand kinds of happiness

A million ways to love

But there’s just one kind of the loneliness

That I’ve got too much of

 

There’s just one kind of the loneliness

That I’ve got too much of

 

 

Stay With Me                            

 

Everytime I make you cry I know I’ll be sorry

Everytime I make you cry I know that I’m wrong

I don’t know why I want you to worry

Deep down inside I know I’m not strong

I know I’m not strong

  

Won’t you stay with me Just till the morning

Won’t you stay with me And sleep by my side

If you stay with me You can leave when it’s dawning

Please just stay with me Until it gets light

Until it gets light

  

Everytime I come home tired And you sit there waiting

Everything that I’ve been through Won’t leave my mind

Sometimes I need to clear my head Not start thinking

That’s the time I say those words And act so unkind

I act so unkind

  

Won’t you stay with me Just till the morning

Won’t you stay with me And sleep by my side

If you stay with me You can leave when it’s dawning

Please just stay with me Until it gets light

Until it gets light

 

Instrumental break on refrain

 

Won’t you stay with me Just till the morning

Won’t you stay with me And sleep by my side

If you stay with me You can leave when it’s dawning

Please just stay with me Until it gets light

Until it gets light

 

 

Hymn

 

So strange the ways of womankind

So strange the ways of man

So strange I should be shattered to the core

For the first time in a lifetime

Know exactly who I am

Don't want to be downhearted any more

 

I started out with nothing

And I'll end up just the same

Unless there's some exception to the rule

You said you'd help me overcome

This mortal sin of shame

When I'd shown you I was nothing but a fool

 

So hard to heal a broken heart

So hard to change a mind

So hard to make cold water taste like sweet red wine

It was never my intention

To deny you at first light

Always hoping you would never see the signs

Now all the hopes I ever had

Have turned back into fears

I’m deaf to all the world without your music in my ears

The doorway to redemption

Slowly closing in my face

I may never find a love to take your place

 

Instrumental on refrain

 

We walked down by the riverside

You took your hand from mine

My pleading and my prayers were all in vain

You needed someone faithful

And to love the faithless kind

Could never give you pleasure only pain

Now all the hopes I ever had

Have turned back into fears

I’m deaf to all the world without your music in my ears

The doorway to redemption

Slowly closing in my face

I may never find a love to take your place –   

repeat last line

 

 

 

All This Rain

 

You came knocking

at my door before

Dark turned into light

You woke me from

the kind of dream

That makes me

love the night

You sat there with your sorry smile

Pleading “Please come home again”

My eyes fixed on the window frame

Remembering the pain

 

There was just you (Just you)

And me

And all this rain (And all this rain Lord)

Just you (Just you)

And me

And all this rain (And all this rain)

 

You made a cup of coffee

Said “We need to reconnect”

I held the mug between my hands

Now what could I expect?

I leaned back on my sofa

I listened to your voice

The room was full of promises

You offered me a choice

There was just you (Just you)

And me

And all this rain (And all this rain Lord)

Just you (Just you)

And me

And all this rain (And all this rain)

 

Break

 

You gave a little shiver

Said my heat was way too low

I didn’t say “Come sit by me”

Just wanted you to go

You’ve been round here so many times

Since cutting me so deep

Will you won’t you move along?

I really need my sleep

 

There was just you (Just you)

And me

And all this rain

 

Corey 

Corey he’s a check-out guy

They said he’d never come to much

All night up in his bedsit room                                 

Writes stories with a tender touch

Corey he’s a check-out guy

 

                                                                                      

A foodhall is a magic place

A purpose fixed on every face

He picks his pieces while he sells

No secret’s safe he always tells

A foodhall is a magic place

 

 

We wheel our wagons into war

Both old and young and rich and poor

He eyes the stuff we like to use

The greens and beans, the cookies, booze

We wheel our trolleys into war

 

 

 

All day his ideas swarm around

At night he sits and writes them down

Some faces stay, some merge to one

And Corey smiles - he’s having fun

All day the ideas swarm around

 

 

The World Wide Web’s the place to be

With Corey’s stories there for free

Some don’t like how he makes them end

And others want to be his friend

The World Wide Web’s the place to be

 

 

 Yes Corey he’s a check-out guy

They said he’d never come to much

All night up in his bedsit room

Writes stories with a tender touch

Oh Corey he’s a check-out guy

 

 

I’m On Fire

 

It’s cold on the street tonight 

But I’m on fire 

Strut my stuff 

Can’t get enough 

Never gonna get tired 

Saturday night 

And the beer tastes right 

This cowboy’s up for hire 

It’s cold on the street 

But I’m on fire 

(Cold on the street little baby

it’s Cold on the street)

 

 My friends all stayin home tonight 

But I’m on fire 

Don’t know what set my flame alight 

Filled me with desire 

Jump for joy 

Here's an old cowboy 

In his fancy dance attire 

My friends are stayin home 

But I’m on fire  

 

You’re cool calm collected 

But I’m on fire 

You’re the one that I’ve selected 

Admit that I’m a trier 

Maybe you teach me something new 

If I only dare enquire 

You’re cool calm collected 

I’m on fire                                                                  

 

The Country Rap

I’m a Country Boy Never read no book

Can’t wash can’t clean And I sure can’t cook

I eat my fishes straight Off of the hook

And I choose my women By the way they look

If you size me up Then up I get all shook

I write your number In my little black book

I’m an honest guy I ain’t no crook

If you say I’m a wrongun’ Then you’re mistook

I’m just a Country Boy I never read no book

 

You’re a city gal You look so cute

In your platform soles And your pinstripe suit

You never wore No cowgirl boot

You don’t drive to the office girl You commute

If you see me coming Then you change your route

A guy like me? You don’t give a hoot!

You live on rye And Kiwi fruit

Drink sparkling wine From a champagne flute

You’re a city gal You look so cute

 

Say what I gotta do To make you see this Country Boy

Say what I gotta do To make you see this Country Boy

Guys come in all shapes and sizes

But this guy’s full of surprises

Say what I gotta do To make you see this Country Boy

 

I ain’t no Brando And I ain’t James Dean

May look a little scruffy Not squeaky clean

Ain’t short and fat Nor long and lean

Got all my teeth And I sure ain’t mean

Got the prettiest smile You ever seen

Been a ladies’ man Since I was fifteen

Won’t disappoint you I got routine!

Gimme’ little whisky I’m a jumping bean

I ain’t no Brando And I ain’t James Dean

 

Say what I gotta do To make you see this Country Boy

Say what I gotta do To make you see this Country Boy

Guys come in all shapes and sizes

But this guy’s full of surprises

Say what I gotta do To make you see this Country Boy

 

 

You Can’t Drive My Car 

You can choose my shoes 

And you can buy my shirts 

You can make me eat that sushi 

And I’ll smile until it hurts

 Go ahead and watch your soaps

 I’ll serve Martinis to your friends

 I hate to dash your hopes

 But that’s where this story ends 

 

They say that every man

 Needs a woman’s touch

 But keep your fingers off my Mustang

 That’s one touch too much

 ‘Cus Baby

 You can’t drive my car!

 (Beep Beep ‘n Beep No Way!)

 

 You can buy my jockeys

 You can even cut my hair

 You can take me to the theatre

 You can tell me what to wear

 I’ll kiss your darlin’ mama

 When she comes round here to stay

 But just one thing I still won’t do

 I’ll holler out “No Way!” 

 

They say that every man

 Needs a woman’s touch

 But keep your fingers off my Mustang

 That’s one touch too much

 ‘Cus Baby

 You can’t drive my car!

 (Beep Beep ‘n Beep No Way)

 

 Hey taste some of my whisky!

 While you decide on my cologne

 ‘Course I’ll decorate your hallway!

 Use the credit on MY phone!

 I’ll detox when you tell me to

 I’ll stub out my cigar

 But stop looking at my wheels honey

 You ain’t that big a star! 

 

They say that every man

 Needs a woman’s touch

 But keep your fingers off my Mustang

 That’s one touch too much

 'Cus Baby

 You can’t drive my car!

 (Beep Beep ‘n Beep No Way!)

  

The Wild Side Of Life

It’s Saturday night

We got the TV on

Some gay guy hanging pictures

In a room that’s gone all wrong

You say ‘ I wish we had all that –               

That room’s like it’s from heaven above’

You say ‘Let’s paint the kitchen!’               

I say ‘All I wanna do is make love!’

 

We pick another channel

See them kick their legs up high

They shimmy on the dancefloor

Till the judges say ‘Bye  Bye!’

You say ‘We don’t go dancing?’

You get that look and give me a shove

You say ‘Come on let’s Tango’

I say ‘All I wanna do is make love!’

 

I want a ticket to the wild side of life

Want a ticket to the wild side of life

Now the kids have flown

Don’t want to sit at home

I wanna be way out there having fun on my own

Wanna ticket to the wild side of life

 

The pans in that there kitchen

Shine enough to make you blind

The TV cook wears overalls

That cover her behind

She shows us all her diet food

Losing all that weight must be tough

You say ‘Let’s make Sashimi'

I say ‘All I wanna do is make love

 

I want a ticket to the wild side of life

Want a ticket to the wild side of life

Now the kids have flown

Don’t want to sit at home

I wanna be way out there having fun on my own

Wanna ticket to the wild side of life

Wanna ticket to the wild side of life

 

Hey - You asleep?

Ahaa!

Quietly down the stairs

Quietly open the door

Quietly close the door

Bye Bye

Yes!

 

The Weatherman

 

Come sit you down

And watch the sun

Sink slow beneath the water

We both know there’s nothing left to say

The Weatherman

Said that the storm

Is just across the border

Before it gets here I’ll be on my way

 

Some promises

Are made to keep

And some made to be broken

Some vows of faith

Should never have been sworn

Some words of love

Can linger sweet

And some should not be spoken

Some nighttime whispers

Vanish with the dawn

 

 Come sit you down

And watch the sun

Sink slow beneath the water

We both know there’s nothing left to say

The Weatherman

Said that the storm

Is just across the border

Before it gets here I’ll be on my way

 

This peace that spreads between us

Comes too late to ease our sorrow

Our tears are dry

And both are breathing free

We look into each others eyes

And see there’s no tomorrow

The only thing that’s wrong with you is me

 

Come sit you down

And watch the sun

Sink slow beneath the water

We both know there’s nothing left to say

The Weatherman

Said that the storm

Is just across the border

Before it gets here I’ll be on my way

 

Evil (Is the Way of the World)

When I could reach up to her knee          

My Grandma said to me

‘Boy – Evil is the way of the world!’

To mind your P’s and Q’s

You gotta know your ABC

Evil is the way of the world

It comes in Limousines

Or dressed in faded jeans

It gets you into trouble

And it always treats you mean

It can look just like a boy

It can look just like a girl

Evil is the way of the world

 

Evil                 Just take a shot shot shot

Evil                 Sign on the dot dot dot

Evil                 And then you’re got got got

Evil                 Some like it hot hot hot

 

It can crawl in through your window

On a hot and steamy night

Evil is the way of the world

It can make you do things in the dark

You won’t do in the light

Evil is the way of the world

It can look into your mind

When it takes you by the hand

It can charm away your money

Or your woman or your man

It can make you trade your secrets

For a diamond or a pearl

Evil is the way of the world

 

Evil                 Just take a shot shot shot

Evil                 Sign on the dot dot dot

Evil                 And then you’re got got got

Evil                 Some like it hot hot hot

 

It can look into your mind

When it takes you by the hand

It can charm away your money

Or your woman or your man

It can make you trade your secrets

For a diamond or a pearl

Evil is the way of the world

 

Evil                 Just take a shot shot shot

Evil                 Sign on the dot dot dot

Evil                 And then you’re got got got

Evil                 Some like it hot hot hot

 

21st Century Song 

Like to write to you and say

I’m gonna make it big

Bring our kids back home again

Did you tell them what I did?

Won’t lose another job

Won’t say there’s someone else to blame

Keep up there with the best of them

Get treated just the same

 

Promises oh promises

I’ll keep them all this time

You make your own bad luck you say

And Lord knows I made mine

The hunger stopped long time ago

It won’t start up again

I swear you never felt temptation

Like I did way back then

 

Did you find another soul to save?

Or are you still on your own?

Stay clean and find a proper job

And a house we could call home

Hands to my ears so I don’t hear

The bells of London chime

Sending you my number

‘Case you want to call sometime

 

Promises oh promises

I’ll keep them all this time

You make your own bad luck you say

And Lord knows I made mine

The hunger stopped long time ago

It won’t start up again

I swear you never felt temptation

Like I did way back then

 

I’m passing through the system

And I’ve got a place to stay

Be back in our old town again

Around the 12th of May

A carwash till I find my feet

But then I’ll raise my sights

I’ll take you out and sweet-talk you

One of these Saturday nights      

  

Dance Until We Die

 

When the lights go down in your house

I'm gonna keep them burning in mine

So our friends can see

Out of you and me

I'm the one who's having a good time

 

Late at night you lay down your head

I'll turn that sweet soul music way up high

So that crazy beat

Echoes down our street

And no-one gonna hear me if I cry

 

When we're apart you say it breaks your heart

Then when we're together you break mine

Won't tie no knot

That just don't hit the spot

We can't be together all the time

 

So go put on your high-heel shoes

And I'll go fix my tie

We'll walk downtown and lose these blues

And dance until we die

We'll dance until we die

 

When we're apart.....

 

Some sweet red wine and then you say you're mine

Can make my heart go cold

A man like me

Needs to know he's free

Or a man like me feels old

 

Oh go put on your high-heel shoes.....

 

 

Liza - Love is blind

 

Oh Liza What you done?                        

You shoot your Daddy with his own shotgun

You sitting beside him in the morning sun

Oh Liza What you done?

 

You see your Daddy need a helping hand

Your Daddy walking in a Strangers land

He looking cool but he don’t understand

You see your Daddy need a helping hand

 

Oh Liza Love is blind

Your Daddy say ‘Girl you be kind’

But you got other love in mind

Oh Liza Love is blind

 

You tell your story to the Man in black

He tell you ‘Get your life on track’

He tell you ‘Take your Daddy back’

You tell your story to the Man in black

 

Oh Liza What you done?

You shoot your Daddy with his own shotgun

You sitting beside him in the morning sun

Oh Liza What you done?

 

Oh Liza Love is blind

Your Daddy say ‘Girl you be kind’

But you got other love in mind

Oh Liza Love is blind  

 

 

Take Me To TheAirport

 

This old world has got some jokers up its sleeve

One day I’m there next to you the next I have to leave

I was worried I was hurried when my job came on the line

Took the first that came along – now it’s too late to change my mind

 

Take me to the airport

Put me on a plane

Walk me through the immigration line

And put me on a train

I’ll sit right back and close my eyes

Won’t open them again

Till we pull in at the station and I hear you call my name

 

Had good money had good wheels I had good love

I fell down hard and hurt my pride when push turned into shove

You said you understood me - and you said it was a shame

Where you want to be and have to be can’t always be the same

 

Take me to the airport…..

 

I walk this stony shore beside the cold black stormy sea

Those ships out there send signals that you’re far away from me

Another Monday morning put more money on the phone

Another week ahead to sleep alone

  

Take me to the airport ….

 

 

You Turn My Head

 

You talk talk talk on the telephone

You haven’t got a word to say

You smoke smoke smoke all those cigarettes

You say it keeps the flies away

You spend spend spend spend all my money

My banker said his hair turned grey

But when all that’s said

The way you turn my head

I think about you night and day

 

 

But mama that’s all right

You do the things you do

You’re never gonna turn your Daddy blue

You’re the sugar in my coffee

You’re the butter on my bread

The little things you do

They sure do turn my head

 

You chomp chomp chomp on that piece of pie

You nearly set my stove on fire

You bang bang bang on my old hi-fi

You say it makes the music higher

You play play play with your perfume spray

And everybody runs for cover

But when all that’s said

The way you turn my head

I’ll never need no other lover

 

But mama that’s all right

You do the things you do

You’re never gonna turn your Daddy blue

You’re the sugar in my coffee

You’re the butter on my bread

The little things you do

They sure do turn my head

 

Instrumental

 

But mama that’s all right

You do the things you do

You’re never gonna turn your Daddy blue

You’re the sugar in my coffee

You’re the butter on my bread

The little things you do

They sure do turn my head

 

You’re the sugar in my coffee

You’re the butter on my bread

The little things you do

They sure do turn my head

 

The little things you do

They sure do turn my head

 

 

Head Held High

 

With your head held high

You walked into the rain

I sat praying for a miracle

So I’d hear your voice again

In this world of contradiction

I know that I’m to blame

No matter how I try to change

I stay the same

 

True love is my religion

I believe and then I fail

One can lead and one can follow

One survive to tell the tale

So many stay believers

Some say love’s an empty place

I try to find that perfect kind

And never fall from grace

 

With your head held high

You walked into the rain

I sat praying for a miracle

So I’d hear your voice again

In this world of contradiction

I know that I’m to blame

No matter how I try to change

I stay the same

 

Thought I’d wait till you were rested

Before I came to make amends

Said that we were tried and tested

That we always should be friends

Sang songs of praise to make you see

I wasn’t one to grieve

You shook your head and then you said

You had to leave

 

With your head held high

You walked into the rain

I sat praying for a miracle

So I’d hear your voice again

In this world of contradiction

I know that I’m to blame

No matter how I try to change

I stay the same