LYRICS
Cherries in Winter
Casualty
Flower In The Breeze
Cool Oil She Poured
HomeHomeThose Brown Eyes
Midnight Snow
Lover N Friend
Rainy Afternoon In Paris
Simone
Soldier On
Plane Jane
Out of my Head
Arnboll Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cherries in Winter

See all the soldiers, as they go marching through
Brass band is playing, music loud and true
With their buttons all shiny, and their rifles held high
The crowd wave them goodbye

So why are women crying what are we going to do
This government stole from us, our sons and husbands too
Like cherries in winter, sun flowers in the fall
It makes no sense at all

We’re at the front now
Word is we’ve broken through
I write these letters, hoping they get to you
I’m surrounded by madness
Through scorched fields we crawl
And each day more answer the call
Like cherries in winter, sunflowers in the fall
It makes no sense at all

See all the soldiers, as they go marching through
Their banners flying, uniforms so new
With their boots all shiny and their proud heads held high
They march away to die

Like cherries in winter, sunflowers in the fall
It makes no sense at all
Like cherries in winter, some flowers in the fall
War makes no sense at all



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Casualty

I’m working the night shift
At the city hospital
A lot of bones have been broken
And much blood has been spilt
And out in the courtyard I seen a screaming blue light
Heard someone say hold em down, wheel em in, its gonna be all right
I seen a guy lying on a table with a knife through his head
Doctor’s doing the best he’s able
But he can’t spare no bed
His blue shirt is blood red, pretty nurse all in white
When people say to me which way’s the casualty
I say down the corridor turn right

Yeah but there ain’t no point in you coming round here
Unless you’re prepared to wait
Check-in at eleven, but you won’t leave before eight
The matron in her office
Is wrapped a little too tight
There’s gonna be sights to see
In casualty tonight

And old Christie the porter
Man he’s seen it all before
He’s heard every hard luck story
That’s ever crawled through that door
He said the candy machine gonna pay out
If you hit it just right
There’s gonna be sweets for me
In casualty tonight

We’re all movie stars on CCTV
I’m holding the front line
The Prince of Darkness in me
Two winos in the corner
And one’s claiming second sight
People say to me where’s the casualty
I say down the corridor turn right


But there ain’t no point in you coming round here
Unless you’re prepared to wait
Check-in at eleven, but you won’t leave before eight
Young doctor from Pakistan, wish he’d stayed on the flight
People say to me, casualty, I say yeah but I feel good tonight

 

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Flower In The Breeze

‘Twas once upon a summer’s day
through the hills sure I did make my way
I saw flowers open up for the bees
And the beauty it filled me with peace

Well I lay to a stream’s grassy bank
I bent and some water I drank
Sweet music came out from the trees
And fairies sang while she danced in the breeze

Well I thought that my senses left me
For such wonder I never did see
Ah she moved with a grace and an ease
And she danced like a flower in the breeze.

And she danced and she danced
Yes she danced ah she danced
Like a flower in the breeze

Well they sat on the ground by her feet
And their instruments kept a fine beat
Her hair it hung long loose and free
And she danced like a flower in the breeze

The sun shone on her dress of blue
And on her feet she wore fine buckled shoes
Golden threads were wove in her sleeves
Fairies sang while she danced in the breeze

But their music cast spells were I lay
And soon to sleep I fell prey
I awoke with just these memories
How fairies sang while she danced in the breeze

And she danced and she danced
Yes she danced ah she danced
Like a flower in the breeze

And she danced, and she danced
And she danced
And fairies sang while she danced in the breeze

 

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Cool Oil She Poured

I waited all night it’s time to make my run
Across these foggy woods past guard and guns
And should I make it to the shore
There’s a boat waiting
I’ll leave for evermore

I’m a wanted man, there’s a price upon my head
But they won’t take me alive or dead
You see I settled some old scores
And on my knife rich man’s blood poured
But that don’t matter anymore
I cut him down –

Nothing really matters any more
Nothing matters anymore

They hunt for me across the countryside
By night I move by day I hide
And when she found me battered, bruised and sore
Upon my wounds cool oil she poured
Upon my wounds cool oil she poured

So I wait all night I must make my run
Across these foggy woods, before the morning sun
Kindness like hers I’ve never known before
Upon my wounds cool oil she poured
Upon my wounds cool oil she poured

 

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Midnight Snow

Just a sad old head
Life’s getting you down?
You ain’t got no money
Not even your town
Well you came for the bright lights
But there’s nothing for free
The streets take more than they ever give
And you can take it from me

So smoke up your last cigarette
This mission’s ‘bout to close
You’ll be spending the night
Out there in the Midnight Snow

I hear some friends of your
Been sleeping cross town
In an alley behind a bakery
Is where they all settle down
A half bottle of whiskey
And newspapers for bed clothes
Just sleeping it off
Out there in the Midnight Snow

It seems some folks get all the luck
While others nothing at all
While a few may drink from the cup
Most people’s back to the wall
Some cop says move on
You say hey mister got no place to go
‘ Cept walking about in the Midnight Snow

Just a sad old head
Like a man before he drowns
You’re reaching for help
But there’s no-one around
Just a sign that says ‘Jesus Saves’
But I wonder if he really know
That some of his flock
Are out there in the Midnight Snow.

 

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Lover N Friend

There have been nights I’ve woke without you
My broken heart I could not mend
I’d lay there staring at the ceiling
Until the morning birds would sing
But I knew I must release you
So that maybe in the end
One day you might come back to me
As a lover and a friend

So adios senorita
Until we meet again
In my home you’re always welcome
On that you can depend
And if ever you should need me
Call my name to the wind
And I’ll cross a desert or ocean
For a lover and a friend

I have spoken of your beauty
To both stranger and friend
And I’ve never known your equal
And I’ve crossed this world from end to end
And if I could I’d buy you diamonds
But all I got is this song I penned
It’s just to tell you that I love you
And I’ll always be your friend

And so adios senorita
Until we meet again
In my home you’re always welcome
On that you can depend
And if ever you should need me
Then you have but word to send
And I’ll cross a desert or ocean
For a lover and a friend

 

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Rainy Afternoon In Paris

It was on a rainy afternoon in Paris
we were watching boats float by on the Seine
Me I felt just like Richard Harris
In some old spy movie scene

We headed across town to see a friend of mine
She was down and out in San Michel
A Moroccan guy with a baboon on his shoulders
Told me this is the court of Miracles.

Why here at night cripples walk
And all the blind can see
I’m a beggar myself he said I do it for a living
Didn’t seem like much of a living to me.

On a rainy afternoon in Paris
In the shadows of Notre Dame
Just a rainy afternoon in Paris
Was like a picture without a frame.

I kissed you there was no hurry
So we strolled to the louvre museum
The lady in the painting she was smiling at me
Ya I think I know what she means.

See we’re leaving soon for the Far East
Guess I won’t be back this way for a while
Ya but I will always remember that
Sweet painted lady’s smile.

On a rainy afternoon in Paris
We were walking round feeling fine
And just like Marlon Brando
I’m going to tango here one last time.

And a thousand days have passed or more
Since we walked arm in arm in that downpour
And should I cross oceans of time
These memories I’ll keep here in my heart and mind.

Of a rainy afternoon in Paris
In the shadows of Notre Dame
And just like Richard Harris
Ah here I go Again

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Simone

As dawn is breaking I’m making tracks
There’s no mistaking I can’t go back
The lake’s on fire and bridges have been burned
And accompanying me on my fall from grace
Is an old guitar in a battered case
As we make our way off into the great unknown

Oh Simone loving you was easy
So light and breezy everywhere you go
Oh Simone you’ve always been a lady
In a world gone crazy
You’re the best I’ve ever known

And there’s sometimes I like to reminisce
About the night we met and that first kiss
You wore those high heeled shoes
And all that fancy French cologne
And as we danced slowly to the band
I kissed your lips and I held your hand
That night I felt I could have pulled
The sword from the stone

I would have done it for you Simone
‘ Cause loving your was easy
so light and breezy everywhere you go
oh Simone you have always been
a lady in a world gone crazy
you play a starring role

A street corner out on the edge of town
It’s late at night as the rain pours down
My shoes are busted my clothes are old and worn
And up the street in a bar somewhere
Electric music fills the air
As a singer steps up to the microphone

He’s singing for you Simone
Loving you was easy
So light and breezy
Everywhere you go
Oh Simone you’ve always been a lady
And I’ve loved you baby
More than you’ll ever know

 

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Soldier On

When life becomes too much to bear
You’ve got to soldier on
It’s in the trying that you’ll succeed
For all your doubt there really is no need

You’ve got to tell yourself you’re special
Build up your self esteem
Have faith in God in his love for you
And never lose sight of your dreams

And if you don’t see me for a while
I want you to know I’ll be watching out for you
So dry your eyes smile don’t cry
And when the rain stops
The sky will be blue
Even if you don’t see me…

So pack up your troubles forget about your cares
And soldier on the past is gone
But the future’s waiting for you out there

Even if you don’t see me for a while
I want you to know
That I’ll be watching out for you
So dry your eyes and smile don’t cry
And when the rain stops
The sky will be blue
Even if you don’t see me…

 

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Plane Jane

I seen Jane showing out in her bowler hat
Jane - she’s looking cool all dressed in black

Seen Jane in the street
Waving a taxi down
While clutching a six-pack
She said I can’t explain I got to catch a plane
But don’t worry about me I’ll be back

Tonight she’s flying high
She’s taking something across the heavens to the other side
‘ Cause she don’t work no nine to five
she said she needs those thrills
they keep her alive and sane
living on the edge well I can dig that
Jane she’s one cool lady and that’s a fact
She’s Plane Jane

I met Jane in the back of a bar room
I said who put those tears in your eyes
She said no really honey I’m doing fine
I’m just strung out on another guy

But tonight I’m flying high
I got something right here in my pocket
You want to take a ride
Ah come on Vinnie let’s start a fight
You know sometimes I think you’re out of sight
I love you Jane

But don’t you know love’s a dangerous game
Jane you got to know the rules before you start playing
Plane Jane

Seen Jane in the street
Waving a taxi down
While clutching a six-pack
She said I can’t explain I’ packing cain
But don’t worry about me I’ll be back

Tonight she’s flying high
Taking something across the heavens
To the other side
Cause she don’t work no nine to five
And if she fails
She’ll say man at least I tried
That’s Jane
Plane Jane
Plane Jane
Long may she reign

 

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Don’t have to be like that

When shove comes to push
George W Bush
Stole it from the democrats

Then he rounded up your sons
And handed out the guns
And sent them all over to Iraq

In single file to steal the oil
That turns the blue sky black
They all arrived out there in crisp uniforms
But it’s in body bags that they’re coming back

She’s just thirteen but she been sewing Jeans
For twenty-eight hours straight
Cause they got to fill an order
From over the border
And there’s penalties if its late
So they shoot her up with amphetamine
And work her till she collapses
While not too far away in the good old USA
You can almost hear the fat cats laugh

I’ve had it up to here with all this exploitation
I’m sick and tired of all the rich man’s crap
Cause a dollar a day is just no kind of pay
And it don’t have to be like that

He stood accused of having radical views
But it was really just a trumped up charge
The pilot said the hippies
Been getting awful lippy
He’s too dangerous to be left at large
And the crowd outside cried crucify
As they beat him with a lash
And all he tried to say was there’s another way
And it don’t have to be like that

You see we don’t have to be loving one another
But we got to try and bridge the gap
He said I pray for the day
When all you people say it don’t have to be like that
She boarded the bus during the morning rush
And found herself an empty seat
She crossed her legs and threw back her head
And gritted her pearly white teeth
They killed her man in Afghanistan
In a fierce allied attack
And ever since that dreadful day
Her mind’s been all out of wack.

Ah but now she’s got a bomb
Got it all strapped on
Push the button it will be a blast
But an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind
Baby it don’t have to be like that

You see we don’t have to be killing one another
On the orders of some maniacs
Because if we don’t try we can kiss it goodbye
But it don’t have to be like that

 

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Out of my Head

Sometimes when I get uptight I fight
Its gets hard for me to see between the black and white
And when I switch on my TV
It’s all lies and misery
It’s not doing a damn thing for me
I had enough of it

Except drive me out of my head
I need sensor shields for all the bullshit I’ve been fed
So give me space coz I’m half crazy
And don’t lay no heavy trips on me

Coz I just want to play guitar all night
And ride around in a big stretched car damn right
You see up to now my life’s been a blast
Sometimes slow but sometimes fast
Once I was tied up to the mast
But now I’m flying

Cos I’m out of my head
Been pushing the dial from the black to the red
Surfing a wave of pure Ecstasy
So don’t lay no heavy trips on me
Oh no no no

I met a girl with soft green eyes last night
We danced awhile I held her in my arms real tight
I whispered honey let’s give it a try
I know we might crash ah but we might fly
I’ll write your name across the sky
You know it’s crazy

But I can’t get you out of my head
I been thinking about you across my double bed
So take my hand and for a little while we’ll float free
Just don’t lay no heavy trips on me

Coz I’m out of my head
I’ve been pushing the dial from the black to the red
Surfing a wave of pure Ecstasy
So don’t lay no heavy trips on me
Oh no no no

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Those Brown Eyes

As I walked her to the station
It took all my concentration
To stop my hands from shaking
I tried not to let it show

On the platform she kissed me
And she swore she’d miss me
And though my heart was breaking
I knew I had to let her go

But those brown eyes come back to haunt me
Late at night when the lights are low
Coz it felt so good when her arms were around me
I’m so glad she found me
So sad I let her go

I checked in to a hotel
Staggered up the stairwell
I found a bed and I fell in to a feather pillow
I didn’t want to do no thinking
So I started sinking
A bottle of tequila that had come all the way from Mexico

Ah but those brown eyes they come back to haunt me
Late at night when the lights are low
You see I love that girl like no other
Ya we were lovers a long time ago

I met her at the weekend
And we jumped in at the deep end
I brought her up to the West End
To see a laser show
And her womanly mystery
Made me feel all dizzy
So much that when I kissed her
I thought that my heart would explode

See those brown eyes come back to haunt me
Late at night when the lights are low
It felt so good like there was light all around me
I’ll never forget her no matter where I go

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Arnboll Bay

T’was New Year’s Eve on a Goan beach
And all the stars in the sky were within easy reach
She kissed me softly on the cheek and she took my breath away

She said to me in a gentle voice
Hey darling tonight could I entice you to a simple meal
Of fish and rice
At Peter’s cliff side café

I said spark up the pipe and let’s get high as kites tonight
We’ll dance in the firelight while the hiphop music plays
I loved ypu from the start
And I’ve loved you with all of my heart
Coz I know that we will never part
Until our lived get in our way.

The acid man he came from France
He wore a toothless grin and tie dye pants
He said tell me would you take a chance
I’m giving my trips away
But not until the moon does rise
Then I saw the mischief in his eyes
So it came as no great surprise
When he shouted out Bombalay

I said spark up the pipe and let’s get high as kites tonight
And we’ll dance in the full moonlight
While the hip hop music plays
We’ll eat banana cake and swim beneath the lake
And then I’ll show you a daybreak over Arnboll Bay

And as I held her close to me
And we strolled on the edge of the Arabian Sea
We were wild and we were free
And all our cares were a world away

She said spark up the pipe and let’s get high as kites tonight
We’ll dance in the firelight while the hip hop music plays we’ll eat banana cake and swim beneath the lake
And I’ll show you a daybreak over Arnboll Bay
Arnboll Bay Arnboll Bay
So spark up the pipe

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