The Complete Works (Years 2 - 6)

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The Bookshop Band Bath, UK

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops. They started as a collaboration between a group of musicians in Bath and their local independent bookshop, Mr B's Emporium. Now they are about to go on tour, sponsored by Vintage Books and Independent Booksellers Week, around other bookshops and lit fests. Catch them if you can. Details at www.thebookshopband.co.uk ... more

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Track Name: Curious and Curiouser
Follow to a hole
Falling for a while
Passing vertically

One side makes you grow
One side makes you small
What size should one be?

Curious and curiouser
Things aren’t what they seem
Queer old smoking caterpillar
What does all this mean?

Asking questions why
No sense did she find
Alice wanders on

Curious and curiouser
Things aren’t what they seem
Weeping turtle sleepy mouse
It must be time for tea

Curious and curiouser
Things aren’t what they seem
The Queen of Hearts is furious
This life is but a dream

Off with all their heads
Painting flowers red
There’ll be no one left

Curious and curiouser
Things aren’t what they seem
The Queen of Hearts is furious
This life is but a dream x2

Curious and curiouser
Things aren’t what they seem
The Queen of Hearts is furious
Track Name: Watch Your Back
Flight Fight sharp claws spike, through
Bright eyes cold light shine, too

Dark lane, men’s face take shape,
Dark matter decends on you,
Dark lane, men’s face take shape,
Dark matter decends on you,

You’d better
Watch your back
You’d better
Watch your back

Swords clash red black white skin and fur
Slice pounce bite grip rip fists hit purr

The fight lights a fire in me
Like night it grows steadily
You think I’m done but soon you’ll see
The fight lights a fire in me

The fight lights a fire in me
Throw what you’ve got, I’m ready
You and your wretched fantasies
The fight lights a fire in me

You’d better
Watch your back
You’d better
Watch your back

Everyone is on the hunt
Watch your back
Everyone is on the hunt
Watch your back
Track Name: O Happy Fair!
Her: God speed fair Helena, wither away?
Hel: Call you me fair? that fair again unsay.
Demetrius loves your fair: O happy fair!

Your eyes are lode-stars; and your tongue's sweet air
More tuneable than lark to shepherd's ear,

When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear.
Sickness is catching: O, were favour so,
Yours would I catch, fair Hermia, ere I go;

My ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye,
My tongue should catch your tongue's sweet melody.
Were the world mine, Demetrius being bated,
The rest I'd give to be, to you translated.
O, teach me how you look, and with what art
You sway the motion of Demetrius' heart.

Her: I frown upon him, yet he loves me still.
Hel: O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill!

Her: I give him curses, yet he gives me love.
Hel: O that my prayers could such affection move!

Her: The more I hate, the more he follows me.
Hel: The more I love, the more he hateth me.

Her: His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine.
Hel: None, but your beauty: would that fault were mine!

Her: Take comfort: he no more shall see my face;
Lysander and myself will fly this place.
Track Name: Edward Oxford and the Ballad of Spring Heeled Jack
Edward was a man of scientific acclaim
But he was tainted by past of his family name
He wanted a clean slate with his baby soon to be
So he invented, a time machine
As his wife calls to him for tea
He says I’m off to change history
But I’ll be back in a moment or two…..

But who could?
He could
Edward
Oxford

He leapt through time and landed in old London town
Bonnets and top hats, on the people milling round,
They were they to see the queen, and he was there to save his name
But distracted by a future self and slow to intervene.
As he tried to stop his man
The gun slipped in their hands
And they shot Queen Victoria

But who could?
They could
The Edward
Oxfords

In the scuffle his ancestor was impaled upon the fence
Edward actions caused, a new chain of events
Edward looks around, and sees his past is all fucked up
There’s every chance he wont exist and wont be going back
He’s going to restore
History as it was before
No mater, what is takes

But who could?
He would
Edward
Oxford

As he Sprung around in time trying to fix what he has done
But he ends up making thing much worse, and frightening everyone
He tried to stop himself, but only got in the way
It didn’t matter who he hurt, and caused havoc in his wake
And history has changed
For the sake of a name
Which doesn’t exist any more

But who would?
He would
Edward
Oxford

His wife is stuck in time, somewhere waiting with his tea
Its amazing what will make a man commit atrocities
He thought it was a simple task and he was coming back
But Edward Oxford turned into Spring Heeled Jack
A lesson for us all
Don’t time travel at all
But if you do, then don’t kill anyone

But who would?
He would
Edward
Oxford
Track Name: Smog over London
Sail over Battersea in your velocipeade
Show off your skills in the air
Don't let Technologists catch you and saw of bits
What are they building in there?
It's such a joy to be in my velocipeade
Flying as high as a bird

Smog over London
Looks jolly splendid I've heard
Smog over London
Looks jolly splendid I've heard

London’s not meant to be
The way it turned out to be
God didn’t save the Queen-o
Talking dogs on the streets,
Bloody parakeets,
Exploding wolves, don't you know
Who'd have thought Nightingale
Would side with all those males
Making a hash of us all

Smog over London
Looks jolly splendid I've heard
Smog over London
Looks jolly splendid I've heard
Track Name: The Other Side
I can subhear you speaking with your mind
So many pathways waiting for a sign
How can I hear you speaking with your mind?
Redact a memory take it from your life

Time you were here
Your time is near
Your time is long
My timing’s wrong

A script is written deep within your soul
If you can open up there is a hole
Receive the better, brighter memories
Dark moods can spiral and they can deceive

Instrumental

He’s on his way
Ways they can change
Changing your ways
Wait for a change

Forget what you learn
Scared you might burn
Ripped from one life
A fight to survive.

Taken away to the other side
To another life with the anchorites
Taken away to the other side
From the one he loved for just one night

The fickle future is a grey grim glow
Not enough to eat for the youth
No one to follow, no great hope
Write the unified truth.

Take them away to the other side
To another life where they can survive
Take them away to the other side
So the ones I love can stay alive.

I want to hear you speaking with your mind
So many pathways waiting for a sign
How can I hear you speaking with your mind?
Redact a memory now this is my life.
Track Name: Oberon
A silly air is in tonight
A fairy’s trick, a trick of light
Ill fated love, not granted true
A father’s heartless matching threw

For hearts deep into the night
Where woodland magic will take flight
And turn the hearts and turn the heads
And turn the actors from their friend’ s
Unfortunate plight

And who to blame this mess upon?
Our own dear Puck and Oberon
Our own dear Puck and Oberon
Oberon
Oberon…..

How much can change with just a slight
Twist of day And turn of light
With the moon such strange things can creep
And when we wake should we believe our sleep?
Darkness casts such dreams and tricks
Confusion it does come so quick
And with our dreams come strange truths
And unbeknown our hearts moved on
And unbeknown our hearts moved on
Hearts Moved on
Oberon
Oberon

He turned their hearts and turned their heads
And turned the actors from their friend x3

And who to blame this mess upon
Oberon x2
Oberon
Oberon

In our minds, we might forget
But the body, cannot un-tell
Deep inside the dream is true
And marks us with it’s tale

And who to blame this mess upon
Oberon
Track Name: Once Upon A Time
High, high above, the North Pole
On a mountain, above the clouds, once lived a man
His children, are falling, from the sky

All children, except one, grow up
He was born, with a gift, of laughter
And a sense that the world was mad.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Writing a song about first lines
It was the age of wisdom, of foolishness
It was the Season of light, season of dark
Drawing the reader in right from the start
It was the spring of hope, the Winter of despair

The sun shone, having no, alternative
It was the day, my grandmother, exploded
It was a pleasure to burn

The church is blowing a sad windblown ‘Kathleen’
On the bells in the skid row slums as I wake up all woebegone and goopy
Transformed into a monstrous vermin

It was the season of light, the season of dark
Inspiration comes from The Past
is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
Light of my life, fire of my loins
It was love at first sight, love at first sight

All this happened, more or less, more or less
Track Name: Keep Your Head Down
Keep your head down
Let it end for hours

Throw sand into the air
To fall as bricks, but you’re
Not a vessel of consequence
The wind is

Keep your head down
Let it spin for hours

Sell your house
And buy gold
At least you’ll have something
You can control

The sand that we salvage
Swirls like dust
That chaos encourages
So we just

Keep our heads down
Let it end for hours
Keep our heads down
Let it end for hours
Track Name: Knock Knocking
I want to laugh but I don’t know how to laugh
I’m trying hard but I’m caught up in the past
Knock knocking
Knock knocking
I’d open the door to you

I’ve seen it all before and I know what I should do
It’s not my imagination, I hear
Knock knocking
Knock knocking
I’d open the door to you

Can’t think what it would be
To think about us see
No expectations of you
Or anything at all

Knock knocking
Knock knocking
I’d open the door to you

My actions are loud, much louder than my thoughts
My mind won’t tell me that I could go to court
I hear knock knocking
Knock knocking
I’d open the door to you

They say it’s all to do with chance, anticipation, circumstance
I hear knock knocking
Knock knocking
I’d open the door to you

Clarinet

I learnt how to cry a long long time ago
It’s part of me to let the tears flow
Track Name: London and its many costume changes
A whimsical and fleeting moment as she notices the shapes that the shadow of the railings make. But the whimsey only comes with words because the feeling it creates inside her is a truth that can never be described.
She’s like a plucked string vibrating from deep inside. She’s like the wind when it’s catching something light and dancing it to the sky.
And in the dance you might catch a glimpse of her. And as the note rings she feels a tingle of truth that she always watches for, but can never, never be described. And all those moments cling to her, and one by one they stitch together. And as she stands in this new dress, she finds that it reveals parts of herself usually carefully concealed.
She’s like a plucked string vibrating from deep inside. She’s like the wind when it’s catching something light and dancing it to the sky.
And her body is a sight of contrasts, like the city in which she lives, refusing to be held back like London and its many costume changes, well like London and its many costume changes.
And no one will ever know the way these moments feel. And no one will ever know there’s no way to say. It’d never sound right if I tried to explain. The words would cast the wrong light, it wouldn’t be the same.
I’m liked a plucked string vibrating from deep inside. I’m like the wind when it’s catching something light and dancing it to the sky. I’m liked a plucked string vibrating from deep inside. I’m like the wind when it’s catching something light and dancing it to the sky. And my body is a sight of contrasts, like the city in which I live, refusing to be held back, well like London and its many costume changes, well like London and its many costume changes.
Track Name: Run, Oreo
This house is full, why don’t you
Leave the food and just
Run Oreo, run…
Don’t look back as you pass
Cerro de la Chingada
Leave your home and mother
The house is marked for disaster
It all just makes you run faster
Cerro de la chingada
Run Oreo, run…
This house will fall
It makes good soil for new walls
We’ve no home for being poor
Better off are cattle
Run Oreo, run…
Track Name: You won't hear the silence
My father is clever but stubborn
So he never gives in
We had a chance to escape
This shit we live in
Can’t tell if we are poor
Or simply growing
This line’s so fine we dine on
Whatever’s going
My family think I’m a liar
Reality burns like the fire
Listen you wont hear the silence
The rich they get to eat
As much as they like
No idea that I take because it’s a fight
For survival in this box of nonsense
Noticed for the wrong and not the right
My family think I’m a liar
Reality burns like the fire
Listen you wont hear the silence
Confusion it feels like losing
It leads to bruising
Losing to the rich is just confusing
Impossible to be free in your choices
Suffocates the mind hearing these voices
Listen you won’t hear the silence
Track Name: We Are The Foxes
We are the foxes working around the town
We are the foxes working for you
Bring out your boxes before you settle down
We are the foxes working for you
Don’t be afraid cos you know what we prefer
Smile on your faces, so that’s what we do
Don’t need to pay us, we’re happy in our work
We are the foxes working for you
Running rings round
Covers more ground
We’re foxes in a big rush
Jumping on a night bus
City lights glow
Like a light show
We’re keeping strange hours
Smelling all the flowers
And in the morning when all our work is done
Shifts are changing and you’ll be up soon
We’ll hear you coming then we’ll
be on our way
We are the foxes working for you
Track Name: A Foreign Sight
You, with your dark, sleepless, eyes
Me, with my, silent disguise
You didn’t ask
I liked it like that
We didn’t need
The conversation
That we lacked
We just sat, and walked, in the silent snow
To me so beautiful
To you an old foe
And we fell into a swift intimacy
That suited you
That suited me
In a new coat and warm gloves
That meant that I wasn’t such
A foreign sight
I became, a new, occupation in your life
And you became my new disguise
And we fell into a swift intimacy
I stuck with you, you stuck with me
The Snow, keeps me off the ground
As I plant, my heavy feet
A face, unknown in this town
My past, is buried deep
And we fell into a swift intimacy
I stuck with you
And you stuck with me
Track Name: Violent and Free
No familiarity
Keep my anonymity
Hope for an incongruity
To set me free, falling through
A place, in my old mind
I see, through these new eyes
Less fixed by this old frame
Less weighted down
Less weighted down
Set me free falling, set me free falling
Set me free falling, set me free
Something violent and free is in me
As I walk these streets
Stepping in time, to my
Own, line, of thought
No familiarity
Keep my anonymity
Hope for an incongruity
To set me free, falling through
Set me free falling, set me free falling
Set me free falling, set me free
Track Name: Lavender's Blue
Father’s left us for a beauty queen
If only he could see that we need him
The gap is getting bigger, we’re all drifting
If I were a boy I could step in
She’s still searching for a better place
Lavenders blue but there’s no trace
Shame she can’t disguise her face
If she was born here might not be the case
Secrets fill our minds up
We’re hiding so much
We’re guided by the past
We’re Shrouding the truth in veils
The boy is only seven going on 19
No one noticed that he grew up
The other fell towards a violent scene
Didn’t want a stain to our name
Longing for my own closed door
Where I can hide my fears and my joys
Restricted by a family law
I can’t be free like the boys
She has seen it all before
In a different place, different name
The other tries to save their honour
He loves her and he hates her for the shame.
Track Name: The Falling
You know my face
Even though I don’t
Recognise myself
And here I was
Hanging on by a thread
To this place on the shelf
Pushed out and down
No one to see
Until your old eyes
Fell on me
And it’s me, I am falling
I will catch you, Here I stand
With the wild, birds soaring
Come with me, Take my hand
It is me, I am watching
I will catch you, here I stand
The child, He’s still drawing
Dreaming creatures, Here I am
And it’s wild, The storm is coming
The world is spinning, Round and round
The heat, Where I’m now laying
So sudden, Hit the ground
The eyes, are surrounding
Shrouded, covered face
And it’s me, I have fallen
Hit the surface, Stop the chase
And the child, He’s still drawing
Every breath, Found him safe
The wild birds are soaring
Hit the surface stopped the chase
It is me, I have fallen
Tried to catch you, here I lay
And the child he’s still drawing
Standing witness, he is safe.
Track Name: I'm Dust
Find me, my head is bloody.
Help me, my father’s coming to hide me.
I’m dust, and you’re going.
But you’ll find me
When you settle your toes in.
Hold me, I know how you’re feeling
Find me, you’re close and I need you.
Track Name: Cleveland
Quaaludes and cocktails
A story book lane
A girl with three names
A place, post Watergate
Freed from its bird cage
Where the unafraid parade
But in the sparkling mess of it all
From the back of her mind this thought
Takes to the floor
Perhaps, we should all
Go back to Cleveland
Where we know what around the bend
Go back to Cleveland
But then a shock of birds
Soar through the crystal blue sky
Citizens of Atlantis
The Madrigal Enchantress cries
All San Franciscans must return to the sea
The royal we, are just biding our time
On this far out, far flung peninsula
Where an earthquake
Waits to take us home
But for now we’ll boogie on down the road
Whilst we wonder in the back of our minds
Should we all go back to Cleveland
Where we know what around the bend
Go back to Cleveland
But then a shock of birds
Soar through the crystal blue sky
Citizens of Atlantis
The Madrigal Enchantress cries
And we decide, to stay and bide our time
On this far out, far flung peninsula
Track Name: Peddlers of Hope
Look at me, numbed by the TV
I’m stone to the end, I’m stone to the end.
I said I’m fine
It’s not my fault, it’s my wife
We’re born in the bed
To be alive when we’re dead
She said I’m blind.
You live in hope but you’re not alive
When fear plays no part
And hope blinds your heart
So you a gambling man
You live your life in the next hand
Eyes closed to the sky
Asleep where you lie
Instead of waiting for your life
Look around and see your wife
You sit there dreaming you could fly
But you can walk there if you try
There’s a sedative to hope
That can stop you being in love
There’s no point hoping you can fly
But sit there dreaming if you like
Instead of waiting for your life….
Look at me, peddling this old dream
There’s hope in this show
I subdued for now.
Track Name: The Ballad of the Barrel Organ Boys
Let us sing a story
Of murder in a shop
The details are so gory
You’d pay us to stop
The coppers say it’s fine
And to go about our days
Singing for a living in (dis)honest ways
The case is closed.
But it wont no accidental,
and everybody knows it
We suppose that the coppers
gone and looked the other way
We’ve seen these two odd gentlemen
about the place
Asking everybody what they heard
So chuck us down a penny,
we won’t lie (to your face)
And we’ll give this song another verse
The case is closed.
But it wont no accidental,
and everybody knows it
We suppose, that the coppers
gone and looked the other way
There’s lots of speculation
bout who it might have been
Who’d have the motivation
to set this awful scene
The Duke of Cumberland
Or Spring Heeled Jack?
Or any of the fellas
We see round the back?
The case is closed.
But it wont no accidental,
and everybody knows it
We suppose, that the coppers
gone and looked the other way
The poor get no say in these criminal affairs
Let alone the matters of the state
Even if the printer sold his dodgy wares
We didn’t think that he deserved
his gruesome fate
The case is closed
But it wont no accidental,
and everybody knows it
We suppose, that the coppers
gone and looked the other way
Get lost, we’re closed
Cos it wont no accidental
and everybody knows it
We suppose, that the coppers
gone and looked the other way
Track Name: No place to hide your lights
This is no place to hide your lights.
This is no place to hide.
Track Name: Bring me back a pyramid
Some say that travel
Is like an escape
Escape from your own self
Escape from your own place
A way for to find
Another type of you
Kang Kang burru!
Chin Chin Noru!
Run Run Run
Kang Kang burru!
Chin Chin Noru!
Run Run Run
So kiss the Blarney Stone for me
And if you get the chance
Give my dearest love ‘Oui Oui’
To the President of France
Bring me back a Pyramid
Or else a Spanish comb
And don’t forget that I’m all set
To welcome you back home
And don’t forget that I’m all set
To well come you back home
Kang Kang burru!
Chin Chin Noru!
Run Run Run
Kang Kang burru!
Chin Chin Noru!
Run Run Run
Track Name: A place called Winter
I’m meant to fit right in
To a box not made for my skin
Small town, small town
Forever waiting for life to begin
Life starts when you’re very young
Things we recall and where we come from
Make us who we become
What we run to and from what we run
Sail away to escape this town
Become another type of man
Dark hides the love and light
I still want to change this ground
Hide me, hide me
Life’s not the same when you’re not around
And I miss you, I miss you, I miss you, I miss you, I miss you, I love you, I hate you, I miss you, I love you, I hate you, I miss you.
And I’m scared of you.
You think you lost everything you’ve ever had
Left with a breath and a fighting chance.
To carry on, to carry on
Always hoping to make a new start
To carry on, To carry on
I love you, I hate you, I miss you...
Track Name: Held by Strangers
A hollow type of conversation
Elevated above the situation
Sitting In a cool café
A place made fake
By our presence
But my persistence to see through the
Opaque
Pictures portrayed, I take the unlit way
Trying to escape
The cliché
A sad man stands
Selling things that are
Not in demand
And strangers pass
Cameras in hands
Well greased to, ease through
And where am I
And why am I here
And try as I might, well I can’t see through
Must I always
Hold this view
Standing alone in crowd
I take a photo of how
The sun looks, now my home land changed
By the perspective
I must now take
Standing alone In a strange land
Held by strangers hands
My logic grows loose like a dream
The places that they take me
Unconnected to these scenes
And they play, in front of me
Shapes change, my memory
Is stained, reality
Stays ingrained, with their shape
Track Name: I read a book about motorcycle stories
I read a book about motorcycle stories
In my room, in my room, in my room
Without exception they are
Quite amazing journeys
I’ll finish it soon, I’ll finish soon,
I’ll finish it soon
A sense of freedom
And them defining countries
On their way, on their way, on their way
Making roads that didn’t exist before them
In their wake, in their wake, in their wake
They didn’t know where they
were going, when they started
Oh what a life, what a life, what a life
But I don’t drive, I can’t even afford glasses
So how will I learn to ride, learn to ride?
I get the sense that it was easier in the 50s
Before my time, before my time,
Before my time
Adventure grade insurance
cheaper in the 50s
I’ll bide my time, I’ll bide my time,
Bide my time
At a pension-able age I’ll get my glasses
Before I die, before I die, before I die
I’ll learn to ride a motorcycle in my 60s
Before I drive, before I drive, before I drive
Before I drive, before I drive, before I drive
Track Name: A couple of kicks (Lawrence of Arabia)
It’s a miracle that all this docile
Strength waits behind,
One tiny lever for the pressure of my hand
Face and lips, hit by tiny flying bits, bullet like, As we crash into the wind
A cold cry, rushing, screeching past my ears, As the air careers into and either side, of my head, as it breaks, the air,
And my speed snaps
At the feast of road ahead.
My surplus emotion expressed, extravagantly on the tarred blue road ahead of me
And after a long day of restraint,
Soon my bed would be laid down,
But before, I’ll be pulling on my breeches
And walking out that door, to my bike
A couple of kicks, and its first glad
Roar at being alive
There goes that noisy bugger again,
Someone would cry, every time,
And off I’d fly
My surplus emotion expressed extravagantly on the tarred blue road ahead of me
He’s a son of thunder (whoooah)
Lawrence of Arabia...
My surplus, emotion expressed extravagantly On the tarred blue road ahead, of me
Straight, empty and dry,
Perfectly stretched out into the evening light
With the yellow sun on my left,
Our shadow stretching out on the right
On our new road,
Our flight became bird like
He’s a son of thunder (whoooah)
Lawrence of Arabia...
Track Name: There's a place where it rains
There has not been rain
For two years and a day
The same for everyone
With our spades to the ground
We will do what we can
In the dust, and the dry, and the sun
There’s a place
Where it rains, where it rains, where it rains
Oh how we want to live there
There’s a time to sow
And a time to go
A time to leave this land
We’d have thirst for a beer
If it wasn’t so dear
We’ll get through this hand in hand
There’s a place
Where it rains, where it rains, where it rains
Oh how we want to live there
There’s a well, we are told
Where the water has held
But all is not so clear
They say that past the rim
There’s a deadly pool within
And so we shan’t go near
There’s a place
Where it rains, where it rains, where it rains
We pity the souls who live there
Because the only thing that grows
Is the little white rose
And of that you must beware
There’s a place
Where it rains, where it rains, where it rains
We pity the souls who live there
Track Name: One more step along the road I go
Oh give me, give me hope, give me hope
God, God he, he gives and he takes away
The dark, the dark it tortures me,
It tortures me
I need, I need to talk to you, talk to you
It rains, it rains
And roses grow
Singing one more step along the road I go
One more step along the road I go
The mad, the madness is pulling me,
Pulling me
The land, green as the wool, it’s unraveling, Unraveling, unraveling, unraveling
It rains, it rains
And roses grow
Singing one more step along the road we go
Down to the well, it’s the well that knows
One more step along the road we go
Down to the well it’s the well who knows
Oh give me, give me a rope, that I can pull
I’m searching, searching for something,
Something to tell me it wasn’t you
It wasn’t me, it wasn’t you, it wasn’t me
Where is our love?
Where is our love?
You can have all of my love
I won’t be needing it
I will never, never stop
Stop believing it
It rains, it rains
And roses grow
Singing one more step along the road we go
Down to the well, it’s the well that knows
One more step along the road we go
Down to the well it’s the well who knows
Track Name: A Place Uncharted
A line In a space
In a place, uncharted
As I look at the face of you
As I make my way
To your boundaries
I realise that if I trace the way I came
Then others might
Do the same
And find you like I did
And find you like, I did
And I could mark the points of interest on your skin so
They would see and I could join them in
A pattern to make
People find each place
Of you I think is worth finding
And as I look at the face of you
I realise no one knows you like I do
So I will make a map,
Of where you start and end
And I will show in line where you rise and fall
And I will point it out in pen,
The parts of you that lend,
Themselves well to visiting
And as I pass my map of you to my friend
Well he gets it and he sees you like I do
Well I guess not quite like I do
Because I’ve marked you with my hand
And I have walked you with my shoes
And I have mapped you with my eye
I have studied every inch of your surface and
I know every undulation
And as I look, at the face of you
I realise no one knows you like I do
But perhaps
My little map
Will give them a clue
Track Name: Twinkle Park
Before it gets dark
There’s a game that we could play
Let’s go to twinkle park
It’s a hop and jump away
You’ve got to get around the park
It’s a circular route from the end to the start
You cant walk, because that’s no fun
You’ve got to get around, on just one (leg)
If you land on two
I might just be better than you
Watch me as I hop through
Twinkle Park
Twinkle Park
So we hop very high
You score less the more try
A little like golf, but here you fly!
In Twinkle Park
“I got 44”
“Well I guess you need to practice more,
Cos I got 38, a bit better than you”
“But not that great, because I once got 17”
“Well I heard that you were cheating”
We’d better head back to the start,
In Twinkle park
Track Name: Petroc and the lights
My mother keeps my father’s heart
She’s an artist, he’s her guard
She paints them colour though it’s dark
A smile broke on my brother’s face
As the amour dropped, so did the weight
To reveal his true shape
I hold them up in the light
I soak my thoughts in this silence
Heading back in the night
Perhaps a little too fast
My sister smiling and little tipsy
It’s time for me to leave this party
I walk home with thoughts of my family,
with me
I hold them up in the light
I soak my thoughts in this silence
Heading back in the night
Perhaps a little too fast
On the hill in the headlights
As the car breaks the silence
They were driving in the night
Just a little too fast
Track Name: Further on this journey
Hear the roar, as I take up to the sky
And we soar
But if the engine fails, well I wont turn back.
And we fight
And we rolled in unison
Then you dive and you
swooped my tail in one
But the sun hides me
But the son hides me
Well soon I could be the dust that falls in flames to ashen ground
But don’t you please, undercarriage, give way just as I can land
We strike the ground
As low as we can dare
Before we’re bound
We can take up to the air
Can you come with me?
Can you come with me?
Well I’d have you take me further on this journey to my heart
Track Name: With words alone
I found a way
To make time stay
Write it down fast, before it floats away
My words, all washed up, on the shore
Yours, scattered like leaves on the floor
And our times, are far apart
So I will build a bridge, with words alone
And I’ll fill these pages,
with moments I’ve known
And you have my hand
And you have a way to, understand
How much time has passed
And how old I have grown
My time, it won’t stay
I see each minute as it floats away
Like your golden words
Fall to the floor between you and me
I’m trying to see
These moments of time are lost in rhyme
I’m trying to see
So I will build a bridge, with words alone
And I’ll fill these pages,
With moments I’ve known
And you have my hand
And you have a way to, understand
How much time has passed
And how old I have grown
You are the reader of these words
that I write as they happen in time
And our times, are far apart
But my watch, on your wrist, it still ticks
And my watch, on your wrist, it still ticks
And these pages are filled with
every stitch of the time that I spent
But my watch, on your wrist, it still ticks
And my watch, on your wrist, it still ticks
Track Name: In your life
Some get a baby, get a baby
On their first time, on their first time
Some have to wait their turn
It might not happen, might not happen
What to do then, what to do then
Take another’s and watch it learn.
And what you had in your head for your life
What ever you were fed in your life,
It’s a new story now.
Waited this long to be happy
Am I happy, am I happy?
Or do I wish to, do I wish to run
There’s always something, always someone
To bring you back to where you came from
To make you know that you’re not alone
And what you had in your head for your life
What ever you were fed in your life,
It’s a new story now.
Unexpected and expected
It’s a life to be respected however you get
to the end
And what you had in your head for your life
What ever you were fed in your life,
It’s a new story now.
And what you had in your head for your life
What ever you were fed in your life, it’s a new
It’s a new story now.
Track Name: For the Time Being
Down is up and up is down
Tell me are you going round
Down is up and up is down
Tell me are you going round
Is this your first time or is this your last
Can you see the moments as they pass
For the time being I will stay
For the time being I will stay here
For a time, for your time
Can you see, how the trees...
Growing up and growing down
Tell me are we going round?
Into the ground
Into the sky
Into the sea
Inside me
All in time
For the time being
For the time...
For the time being I will stay
For the time being I will stay here
For the time being I will stay
For the time being I will stay
Track Name: We are rotating
Father sows the corn
We need the snow to fall
The father gives us grace
This is our father’s place
The old ways are fine
Slowly we’ll glide
Our world carries on
In this place we call home
Growing, always
Sowing, sometimes
Knowing, what will be perhaps
Learning, from the
Ones we love, sometimes
Praying to, one above.
The family grows
The movies will show
How to dream, how to dare
How to love and to be fair
Learn your lessons as you go
Your next year could be bad
52 bushels an acre
Is the best we’ve ever had
Growing, always
Sowing, sometimes
Knowing, what will be perhaps
Learning, from the
Ones we love, sometimes
Praying to, one above.
Extending, for the
Corn is in, we are
Rotating, we are
Rotating
Our mother bears a child
She’ll be with them for a while
They can’t always stay
Release their arms and fly away
Track Name: A different path
I have a question in my heart
Its one that’s been there from the start
And as I make my way through life
I try to keep it close to mind
And when somebody asks
I can only say
What it is I’ve learnt
Along the way
I call you my sister my mother
I call you my father my brother
To see me, to see me, to see me through
Do you see me, well I see you
You have a question in your heart
Its one that’s been there from the start
And as I make my way through life
Keep it close, to your mind
We all have our different paths
Where we end and where we start
And it’s not always what we know
That takes us where we want to go
I call you my sister my mother
I call you my father my brother
To see me, to see me, to see me through
Do you see me, well I see you
Sister mother father brother
I see you, I see you, I’ll see you through
I’ll see you through
Track Name: An old house retains its horde of memories
A mind can
Start to fade
Still feeling
Endless hate
You seem
Far away
We built a memory
From the debris
After losing
Everything
One hand
Shows an age
One hand
Shakes away
You seem
Far away
We built a memory
From the debris
After losing
Everything
This house is hoarding
Thoughts and talking
Through the losing
Of everything
Dig deep
Don’t forget
Some thoughts
Are better kept
Mist all
In these eyes
Preparing
Goodbye
We built a memory
From the debris
After losing
Everything
This house is hoarding
Thoughts and talking
Through the losing
Of everything
Track Name: For the view
Within wires I built a garden
To escape
Cleared the ground and started planting
We’ll be safe, we’ll be safe
Boulders moved and limbs were severed
For the view
Borrow emptiness so that you
Can see through, can see through
There is peace within this garden
Walk around
There’s a scene within this garden
Then I found, then I found
There were many wires growing
From the ground, from the ground
Track Name: Beneath the blue
Something struck
A familiar trust
Unwavering love
Old eyes to see
This broken life, clearly
Beneath the depths of all this,
Blue emotion that has crept onto
Your shore, and are you sure,
You’re OK, because I see you’re maybe
a little broken, yes
But it’s nothing that won’t mend
Come on old friend
Down to the ocean
Come on old friend
Follow me
But I didn’t see your fear
I didn’t see you begin
To disappear
Underneath the blue
But I reached for you
Down through the depths
And I found your hand
And now you safe and on dry land
My lad, my boy, young man
Track Name: All aboard
Sat in white plastic chairs
Facing into the mountains stair
What a view, I miss you
Sat inside a white wash box
Facing out to the sea
Such a blue, I miss you
All Aboard the blue sky
All Aboard the blue sea
We’ve all shipped ourselves of to
The same dream
And I could not see
That we were breaking
I could not see
That we were breaking at the seams
Sat in my darkened room
Facing the screen of impending doom
Nothing new, I miss you
Kitchen cupboards looking bare
Fathers face filled with despair
Why’s he here?
I miss you
And I could not see
That we were breaking
I could not see that we were
Breaking at the seams
Broken cupboard, leaking pool
Cat Shit Scavengers start to rule
Life’s not fair
I miss you
Track Name: The Ballad of Leonora and Bloody Bones
No light since I was twelve, it’s a dark world
I’m hidden away, told I’m a bad girl
He comes to me, like a dream in the night
He cuts into me and shows blood to be bright
Is God one of us?
Does my heart control my mind?
Does my soul cry out for pain?
Is there mercy in my brain?
Cut Save Care Crave
She’s my willow tree
Didn’t think there could be one
To understand, the place that I come from
It’s a dark world, I breathe her pain
Please scream for me
Is there madness in my brain?
Is God one of us?
Does my heart control my mind?
Does my soul cry out for pain?
Is there mercy in my brain?
Cut Save Care Crave
He’s more monstrous than I thought
But our bond eats up my shame
Bloody Bones, he’s not to blame
Track Name: The Howling Miller
From the river a story rose
A young miller who chose to make his home
Hooowwwl, hoooowwwwlll
High on the River, the old mill stands
The new Miller, An Independent man
But his ways they were strange
His humour well it easily enraged,
And at night, he would Howl,
like a wild wolf, to the moon,
And They lie, cursing his name
The Howling Miller, the fool
Howwwlll, Hoooowwl
And Soon they came,
With negotiations drawn
And then they marched
With an overwhelming force,
Bound by a stronger hand
No longer the keeper of his land
And at night, he would Howl,
A wild man, in a room,
For his life, was a cage
The Howling Miller, the fool
Howoool, Howoool, Howoool, Howoool
But, from their Asylum, he took flight
Spread wings, a wild goose against the night
As he braced, his webbed feet to land
A striding wolf as he, touches the ground
Into the mountain woods he ran
And at night, he would Howl,
A wild wolf, against the moon
And they lie, afraid to sleep
For the unnatural sound
Of the wild wild wolf
That hunted them now
Of the wild wild wolf
Through the night, he would Howl…..
Howwwlll, Hoooowwl, Howooooool
Track Name: Godspeed
Godspeed and on my way
Come here to seek a fortune
Arrived on a stormy day
Hoping I’ll reach the shoreline
Stepping out, I’m alone
Bearing my name on cases
A town wearing washed up clothes
From boats that didn’t make it
Somewhere in the depths of this ship
Cried a stranger (Magdalena)
Somewhere in the depths of this ship
Cried a stranger
So many muddied hands
Washing gold-bearing gravel
All that is flowing down
Carried by the river
Silt’s clogging up the bay
Dangerous to weigh a boat in
Even the lucky stay
Gold is not known for floating
Somewhere in the depths of my mind
Cried a stranger (Magdalena)
Somewhere in the depths of this ship
Cried a stranger...
If I am a lucky man, I will be going home
Not on the ship I came,
That one has run aground
Track Name: The Ankou
Bride by Kate Mosse.
One night when I was walking far
And getting short of Light
I saw a village down below
A shelter for the night
I saw a figure crouching down
Attending to a sheep
The animal had lost it’s life
The mountainside was steep
Oh no! Here we go
Heave ho, We take the bones
Heave ho, here we go
The souls we have to row
The Man he took me further in
And showed me to a bed
Not his but other villager’s
And not a word he said
The morning brought the fishermen
I thought that I could help
They kept a distance from the man
But why? I couldn’t tell.
Feeling sorrow for the man
I went to hear his say
He told a story, but in part
Then I was dragged away
I couldn’t settle in my mind
So ran across the sand
Asked if I could go with him
To sea, and the island
Oh no! Here we go
Heave ho, as we row
Heave ho, whittle the bones
The dead they have to go.
Oh no! Here we go
Heave ho, We take the bones
Heave ho, here we go
The souls we have to row
The boat was heading out to sea
I felt a steady flow
Seemed we were sailing very fast
And also very low
The boat was getting heavy now
The air was getting close
The drowned were climbing all aboard
It was filling up with ghosts
Oh no! Here we go...
Faces all around me now
Not all of them complete
Sure their souls would be set free
Relieved to have a seat.
What I could not believe to be
Is some were left behind
“Why is this?” I cried to him
I thought it was unkind
They do not deserve it yet
They wont be saved for now
My grandfather had told me this
The man was the Ankou
The dead they scrambled from the boat
When we got to the shore
The smell was awfully sickening
They used me as a floor
Oh no! Here we go...
We turned around and left them there
And headed for the land
The boat was light, and thinner now
Waves took us to the sand
What I saw out there that night
Will never leave my mind
The man was called to do this job
The most gruesome of its kind.
Oh no! Here we go...
Track Name: A train of thought
Perhaps a person, is made from layers of habit
That compress, over time like layers of rock
Maybe I am a mountain
Immovable and casting
Shadows across, all I see.
To look inside, is to awaken
To look out, is to dream
On the Mountain side strides mystery
His legs are reaching, his eyes are wide
In the lake resides our hidden screams
Silenced by, its deep, waters
A surface so sublime, a fairy-tale picture
A gentle death might take us further
down the line
[A reading from
The Age Of Magic by Ben Okri]
Now let’s begin, and let’s begin again
Now let’s begin, as we end.
Our lives are made of tides
Pulled through by the moon
Take care to recognise, the changing mood
In the darkness we may decide to start anew
In the darkness we may decide to start anew
Track Name: Rooting for Loki
Baby you’re an evil man
Well, Honey, I do what I can
Baby you’re an evil
Baby you’re an evil man
Living in a perfect world
Trusting the all-knowing gods
Then everything’s determined
And everything is destined
I’d imagine in an ordered world
The futures looking very dull
Nothing is moving...
So who’d create a universe
Where the definition of success
Becomes a lump of iron,
A great big soup of ions?
Chaos is not a state
The point is that you’ll never know it
Chaos is a process
And Chaos is life’s way of working
And Chaos is my way of
And Chaos is my way of ...
And Chaos is my way of working
We’re burdened with the choice we feel
We’ll never understand free will
Chaos is a gift, if a little unpredictable
Chaos is a gift, if a little unpredictable
(Still) Baby, you’re an evil man
Well, honey I do what I can
Track Name: Thirteen chairs
In, stepping further in, welcomed by the light
Seeing the others around
Will I make a sound? Will I know the way?
What is it I’ve found?
Listen to the ones, listen to the end
Blowing a candle out
Past the door, stand before me thirteen chairs
I’m unprepared to tell a story, who’ll go next?
Past the door, stand before me thirteen chairs
Thirteen Chairs
Gone, faces fade to black. I can hardly see,
Where there used to be friends
Some could be my age
Want to know their way?
What is it that I’ve found?
Listen to a boy, listen to a girl
Another candle out
Past the door, stand before me thirteen chairs
I’m unprepared to tell a story, who’ll go next?
Past the door, stand before me thirteen chairs
Thirteen Chairs
Out, as the lights go out,
As the darkness comes
It’s getting closer to me
Will I make a sound? Will I know the way?
Starting to see what I’ve found
Listen to the tales, listen to my tale
Past the door, stand before me thirteen chairs
I’m unprepared to tell a story, who’ll go next?
Past the door, stand before me thirteen chairs
Thirteen Chairs
Will I make a sound, will I know the way?
What is it that I’ve found?
Listen to the ones, listen to the end
Blowing a candle out
Track Name: Running with Zombies
Students for every word
Watch out, this one’s a verb
Well, you have to humour fate, and
Help her to conjugate
Leaning right down into her bed
Waving your sword around your head
We ought to be a little careful
Though I will never be
A man of great mystery
I’ve many stories
Lets run with the zombies
Launch the assault and my friend has bled
Though I intend not to loose my head
When you’re surrounded by undead
We ought to be a little careful
Caught me in the end
Track Name: The Mistletoe Bride
We just got married in this house
I sense the guests are getting restless
And so before we slumber
I grant you, choose a number
But first we must kiss under-neath the Mistletoe
Let’s hide away in this old house
We’ll count 100 then we’ll find you
Before you reach your number
I find a chest of timber
A perfect place to linger, quietly
And as I put my head down
You’ll never find me
I hear you running under the boughs of Mistletoe
I’m still waiting for you to find me
I must be very good at hiding
Track Name: These layers
I took a role in a play
I’m being watched every day of my life
If I were free it would be better for me
Hmmm…
Visions dance across my mind
In a dream left behind
I try to hold on to the lost
But the thought is now a ghost
Of what it used to be
But that ghost belongs to me
Ahh ahh ahh ahh
A layer of evil tries
To hide another side
In a shadow forcing the light
Behind a rock and out of sight
A fight between myself
Am I jealous of another self
The darkness is where I live
And when I die I’ll be rid of it ...
Is this who I really am?
Is this who I really am?
Or am I pretending again,
Or underneath these layers
Is it me?
Track Name: From where I stand
A red coat to keep me warm
Cloaked from this freezing storm
And it’s been snowing for so long
The cold, it feels like home
My dark hair is growing long
Hanging limp, its life has gone
Past my shoulders it now lays
The past within its dark display
They say, time will take this sadness away
They say, this heavy weight
wont always be mine to bear
But from where I stand,
It’s time that has taken me there
And it’s the pull of my past
That’s holding me fast to the path ahead
And it’s the weight of time
That’s caught in my mind
And holding my stare
And as I step onto the ice covered stone
Under the snow filled sky
It’s time that is taking my hand
As I say good bye.
Track Name: The Shadow of the Season
With a child’s face
He turns, with sword
The front to face.
And observes the work
Of Darwin’s conclusion
As evolution falls
Into its winter season
A harsh frost is cast upon
The minds of men who might
Take us forward into light
The shadow of the season
Is yet to reach him
Though a sodden baptism does await
To determine his place
As he turns to face
With a mans hand
And a child’s grace
Track Name: Voice of Violent Dreams
Voice of violent dreams
Numb to what they see
It still goes on
Through the burning snow
Wanting them to know
So they won’t forget
They won’t forget
Write back from the front line
This soldier fought well
Like an angel
And with his pen
Watching them
And then he fell
Track Name: The Undertow
Unnerved by, the immensities of life
And the pull of, the empty hollow
A stadium of space,
creates a strong, undertow
As he stands, beneath, the soulless sky
Stay sharp, stay sharp and stay alive
He stands watching the crowds pass by
A heard of faceless, bodies that he has served
It’s like he’s watching a TV nature show
And the crowd becomes
a shuffling herd of buffalo
Stay sharp, stay sharp and stay alive
So he stands, a strong American hero
But with a famished feeling deep inside
A void where his best parts should lie
Stay sharp, stay sharp, stay alive
And it’s the randomness that wears you down
Sometimes as slight
as bending to tie your boot
Or turning your head left instead of right
Random how that shit does twist your mind
So it stays inside
Stay sharp, stay sharp, and stay alive
A strong brave American hero
He’ll take your praise but you will never know
And he is what you want him to be
A face for your hopes and all your dreams
And the mantra he echoes and repeats
Fits in, but he’s thinking of home
Oh but he’s thinking of home
Oh but he’s thinking of home
And Stay sharp and stay alive
Track Name: Fodder For Showtime
Come here you motherf%$?er
You sold us out for
A measly few dollar
You know the stories gold-dust
And you’re playing for us
So are your words hollow?
Fall in, this show makes you a man
If you offer more, we’ll come back if we can
So call me, when you know
At least you’ve got my number on your phone
I hear we’re beating terRor,
what’s it like to pull a trigger
We’d love to come and shoot ‘em (with you)
I hear that we are winning,
we appreciate what you’re doing
We’ll have a beer when you get home
Fall in, this war made me a man
Falling, I’ll come home if I can
Lady luck has played her hand
I’m a hero, and lucky that I am
And if falling, is all I’ll know
Well, at least I’ve got your number
on my phone
I know I’m fodder for the show
But the sergeants calling
and if I’m honest I’d rather go.
But the sergeants calling
and if I’m honest I’d rather go.
Come here you motherf%£@ers,
You signed up to protecting all the others.
Track Name: Fire and Forget
Fire and forget, turn and walk away
But now it’s just regret & longing for that day
For the sun to rise and greet the skies
Erase it from your mind
Rewrite all the lives
Fire and forget, watching through a screen
Destructive, distant, dead.
Decision done for real
Real enough to feel it now,
to know a loss of life
Twisted wreckage from the power
See the screen turn white
Rewrite all the lives
Fire and forget, what is left behind?
A butterfly effect moving through our lives
Wings beat distantly
Stinging like a bee
Live and re-live
Find it hard to forgive
Live and re-live
Find it hard to forgive
Find it hard to forgive
Fire and Forget, turn and walk away
But now it’s just regret & longing for that day
For the sun to rise and greet the skies
Erase it from your mind
For the sun to rise and greet the skies
Erase it from your mind
Rewrite all the lives
Rewrite all our lives
Track Name: Yashim, The Investigator
Yashim, always in the right place
Yashim, he investigates
Yashim, he knows how to find
Yashim, has eyes all around
Yashim
Yashim, always in the right place
Yashim, he investigates
Yashim, he knows how to find
Yashim, has eyes all around
Yashim, he’s invisible
Yashim, almost invincible
Yashim, he’ll go anywhere
His foes must all beware
Yashim, Yashim
Track Name: An Innocent Pride
A nuclear kiss, sealed my lips
A nuclear hit, changed all this
An innocent pride and a dedicated tide of belief, had hold of me
A nuclear love
A nuclear time
She had me from the moment, she climbed in
He held me on a tight rope
walking fast toward him
And his dedicated pride,
would wash through his smile
That had hold of me
A nuclear love
A nuclear time
And did you know me, well enough, to know
What I’d do, on that day,
When that day comes
Now that day has come
And they were unprecedented times
And I was swept along in their tide
A nuclear love
A nuclear time
And my mother well she’ll never know,
the way I have started to grow
And my father well he’ll never see
the things I achieved
And my son well he’ll never understand,
why I played this hand
A nuclear love
A nuclear time
An innocent pride
Track Name: In These Walls
Shrieks and cries, demon’s eyes
We live to get his eyes, be his wives
Secrets in these walls, broken rules
All know, death could come, chosen one.
We entice, he decides.
Secrets in these walls, broken rules
All know, death could come, chosen one.
Bear a girl, cares are gone
They want boys, stop the noise
We live to get his eyes, be his wives
Secrets in these walls, broken rules
All know, death could come, chosen one
All know, death could come, chosen one
Track Name: Out Loose Like a Dream
The Nature of things
A Painting that rings
Of a the dark dream
That I walk through each day
This Place
Where the air is heavy
Thick with delay
All that I see
Silently
And this Painting laid,
Out loose like a dream,
In my kitchen
A window in to another life
A window to frame the way we might
See things differently tonight
In this dissonant light
All that I see
Silently
Am I only
Watching
Track Name: Something Fresh To Hold
Like the stories of the ancients
Fairy tales and urban myths
I convince myself
Something fresh to hold
deep inside I know
but they keep saying so
that this case is,
col-old
A deep need
too seek
The truth
In front of you
Something fresh to hold
deep inside I know
but they keep saying so
this case is
Something fresh to hold
deep inside I know
but they keep saying so
this case is, col-old
Small shreds
Fallen
Fingers tread
Through old news
Stitched together with a thread of hope
Deep inside I know something’s close
I must trust the way the dust lies
Something fresh to hold
deep inside I know
but they keep saying so
this case is
Something fresh to hold
deep inside I know
but they keep saying so
this case is, col-old
And like the stories of the ancients
fairy tales and urban myths
We see the signs, and we convince ourselves
I convince myself.
Track Name: Thank God I'm Not a Rich Man
I’m living under the radar,
My life is grounded
I’ve nothing to desire
Or be manipulated
Thank God I’m not a rich man
And I’ll never have money
I haven’t got connections
Or a great body
So I’m told
It’s a dark world out there
I never want to be kidnapped,
It’d be hardest my friends
They’d have to find a ransom,
And then it get’s complicated
Thank God I’m not a rich man,
I’m a manual labourer
No holidays to Rio
But I’m safe in Super Mare
So I’m told
It’s a dark world out there
So lets drop these bodies in to the water
I wonder if they’ll float for ever
So lets drop these bodies in to the water
I wonder if they’ll float for ever
Track Name: This. Is. Love.
Silently we walk (silently we walk)
Quietly I pray (quietly she prays)
Quietly I smile
Quietly I sing (quietly he sings)
Softly she’s humming (hmmm)
Out of the silent film
Into the woods
This. Is. Love. This. Is. Love.
Into the woods we go
Shifting to and fro
And like trees we grow
Into the woods we go
He’ll keep his cover low
But by the end you’ll know
This. Is. Love. This. Is. Love. This. Is. Love.
Quietly you leave
I won’t need to grieve
We’ll all have what we need, and I see
This. Is. Love. This. Is. Love. This. Is. Love.
Track Name: When we're young
When we’re young
We Run into the sun
When we’re young
We ride into the night
And tonight
We’re gonna fly into the morning light
Into the morning light
The morning light
Hits us right in the face
The day taking its place
In our minds
The day that we came to ride
The fresh dark air on my face
The sweetest breath I could take
The perfect destination
The place unknown and strange
And we take, each bend
Like its our last
And we ride
Like were never coming back
And tonight
We’re gonna fly
Into the morning light…
Slow picking down on third
Move into single strums
Hits us right in the face
The day taking its place
In our minds
The day that we came to ride
Track Name: Throwing Paper Planes
Packed lunch in my rucksack as I head out onto the pavement,
To start my daily evolution
And by the time I reach the school gate
A smile has reached my face
And I’m the girl you all know
Do you remember that party?
It’s probably pretty hazy
I hope that your OK.
Dropped you home in your pajamas
Now your sat next to that girl again
Want to make sure your OK.
Sittin at the back of the class
Throwing paper planes for a laugh
Sittin at the back of the class
Paper aeroplanes is where it starts
Do you want to meet me after class
We could take walk
Head down to the chip shop
We could talk and never stop
I’ll see you after class,
We’ll run down to the beach
We’ll run so fast
And we’ll jump right in
So I’m throwing paper planes
Paper aeroplanes
Paper aeroplanes
Paper aeroplanes
And even when they stare
And even when they laugh
And even when things get dark
I’ll be there till the end
I love you you’re my best friend
We’re throwing paper planes
Paper aeroplanes
We’re throwing paper planes
Paper aeroplanes…
Track Name: Here In My Heart
Here, in this car
We are friends together
This is a start
And we’ll go where ever
I’m not here to escape, but
Just to feel the breeze
Feel the wind on my face
And breathe
Here, in my heart
Should I be another
You, after all
Look at me like some other
Oh, what ever we forget now
There’s nothing to forgive
Winding down
To let in air
Take the wheel, like you’ve shown
Take it real slow
Do you feel you’re not alone, as you
Take a stage of your own
Here the wind has a flow
But also many streams
You can love who you loose
And everyone it keeps
We’re not here to escape but
Just to catch a breeze
Feel the wind shape the tree inside of me
Here, in my heart
Should I be another
You, after all
Look at me like some other
Track Name: The Lights
It looks like me
But there’s a face that you can’t see
I’m young and I should be free
We’re young so let’s be
Take me away
From the scenes of today
Where I can be who I am
Not sure if I can
Though the lights are gone I must carry on
Though the lights are gone I must carry on
You know me well
I know you as well
There’s a time to hide
And a time to cry
I’d suffocate
In this small space
For so long, so long
Get me out
So I can carry on
Though the lights are gone I must carry on
Though the lights are gone you must carry on
Unknown feeling
Left us living
We change as the world goes round
Who knows where we are bound
I’m pegged to the ground
And I can hear the best sounds
Though the lights are gone I must carry on
Though the lights are gone you must carry on
Though you are gone we must carry on
It’s not the end
It’s not the end
Track Name: The Room and I
In a room faced with you
In a room faced with life
Not sure what to do this time
This time
And time is all we ever have
So I sang
Sang the only song I had
I gave it all I got
Had nothing to loose
And like a leaf just dropped
The breeze takes me across
The Fields
And takes these words and them fly
This song and I
Past the place, where my life once laid
And the Universe is wide
And when I open my eyes
The room and I
Stand silent and amazed
For the child I am
A mans song I sang
And it carried me
Carried me away
Away I ran and away I stayed
I’ll be home mam, on a windy day
For though your child I am
A mans song I sang
Your child I am
A mans song I sang
And it carried me away
Track Name: I Could Die Like This
Reckless, focusing devotion
New life out on the horizon
Hold on to fear like it’s golden
Shoots through the body but I hold on
My mind turns upside down
There is no ground, almighty sound
The silence
Craving another hit of freedom
Wanting more of it to feed on
The world flies inside out
I start to doubt
Alone
The silence
Losing gravity I could die like this
Still but falling free with my mind at ease
Beauty, it’s the power of now I miss.
Track Name: A Slow Shift
The first drift, a slow tectonic shift
A small fist on a window pane in the night
Soft but sure, made the first
Crack appear
That would finally give way
To the almighty roar
That came careering through my life
Obeying beasts that cried
And in the white smoke and dust
Hope stung our young eyes
And in the white smoke and dust
Hope stung our young eyes
Years and miles
From that child
Dark night skies rain down
It’s black light
A gleaming road
Through our young lives
And in it’s surface I found the future and I
I felt the universe expand
My eyes they were opened wide
And in the white smoke and dust
Hope stung our young eyes
And in the white smoke and dust
Hope stung our young eyes
And my mind was reeling with what could be
Of particles and possibilities
Time has passed
Life has had
It’s own way
Ours to take
Different paths
How do we see clearly through each day?
Track Name: Wednesday's Walk
Sunsets are best when
You give them coal, to help them glow
Secrets, are often kept
In the dark, but the bruises
Always start to slowly show
December brings that darkness
through the door
And then she swings
and there’s diamonds on the floor
A shard of halo to protect them all,
from this home.
Locked away, for safety
Hidden here, been growing up for years
And it’s a fight to find the gems of school
But Wednesday’s walk sees
Emeralds on the floor
A jagged halo around us all, and this home.
The sun’s set, but it’s not over yet.
Track Name: Henry's Troubled Mind
Autumn 1494, Henry placed his young son
On a horses back to ride,
Through the streets of London
Against a writhing tide, of crowds
Who were astonished to see
The young prince passing by,
Riding unaccompanied,
His year was only three
A Duke he will soon ride
A duke you will soon find
Young Henry they cried
In Autumn 96, Warbeck’s men moved south
To plunder and to pillage,
From the English Mouth
And challenge Henry’s claim
To the English crown
A Resistance it did rise
And Henry’s raging tide,
Of war would not subside
Autumn 97, and Henry’s war raged on
His mind full of suspicion,
So many good men gone
And dressed in costly black and grey,
His fear it grew with every day
So his war it raged on,
His Kingdom would survive
The Pretender and his men
Began to sink beneath
Henry’s raging tide, and firm set mind
High up in the Tower
Two young men now dwell
Lost in mind and body, to the growing swell
Of conspirators and plotting men,
Their sorry young lives
Quenched of all that meant, anything true
Symbols of royal blood,
So near their deaths grew
Then in 1499
Warbeck and Warwick lost their, ill fated lives
Their troubled souls released
And Henry’s troubled mind, now at peace.
Track Name: Warwick and Warbeck
Warbeck and Warwick were two young men
Who were told they had claims
To the throne of England
But Henry the 7th, well he’d have none of this
He locked them in the tower
And was done with it
They may as well, have been dead
They may, as well have, been dead
But then some time later
Someone planned an escape
And Henry the 7th, well he was enraged
He’d have none of this, he’d have none of this
And he chopped of their heads
And was done with it
They were dead,
They were dead
Poor Warbeck and Warwick
Two unfortunate men
Who thought they had claims
To the throne of England
Tortured and punished for their attempts
Used by some many, for their own ends
They were better off dead
They were better off dead
Poor Warwick and Warbeck
Track Name: A Shop With Books In
There’s a story waiting inside
Behind the door, as it opens wide
And I wander in, hoping to nd something
As they tell the stories we know
And those we don’t are waiting to be held, And taken home
There’s a strange man inside
Who knows what I like
He’ll rush with tea to my side
And a stack of books piled high
If I’m lucky enough there will be lots of stu That makes me smile inside
In a shop with books in....
Shelves stacked high, lls my eyes
Cant describe, who knows what you’ll nd
A lovely lady guides me through
I smell the pages, excitement grew
How glad am I to be In company, of such Purveyors of quality
Her knowledge is vast, Her hand reaches out And pulls the spine of a beautifully bound Book of delights, Picked especially for me I’m so happy in a shop with books in....
Track Name: How Not To Woo A Woman
It was on that fateful day you saw me dancing in the bar
Your eyes caught mine and so I came and whispered in your ear
I hadn’t thought of what to say or what you thought of me But it seemed to go pretty well and we left early
Move on now seven months
and we were married by the shore With the two of us together
we never wanted more
I’ll get a job to feed us
and a home to keep us warm
And in a year or so I think our children will be born.
So onwards seven years
and our little boy is ve
I used to think I’d save him but at least he’s still alive
We’ll have our ups and downs but I know our love will win So I’ll never leave this journey, not even at the end.
Fast forward 20 years
and I’ll have been a lucky man
Our children will have grown
and left the house back in our hands We’ll grow old by the seaside
and we’ll drink tea in the car
And I picture us beneath a grave,
in each others arms.
But now I catch myself as I am dancing in the bar
A little over-thinking,
and perhaps a stage too far
I’ll just enjoy the moment,
any more and I would be
Too scared to dance like a fool, and you’d never see me
Track Name: Cackling Farts
I wake in the morning just before dawn Uhtceare my dreamery’s gone
Thinking there’s so much to do and no time Day-peep comes but the sun doesn’t shine Cunctuation I can’t face the day
Pissaprest, hope it goes away
The rum-peeper shows me my pimginnits I’m trying fucation to cover my zits
I can’t be bothered to straighten my hair I’m cymotrichous and I don’t care
Most of my clothes are second hand
I’m a ragabash cos I’m in a band
I’m in need of ariston and a butter-shag
My cackling farts are over done
My toast is brizzled and Brizzle’s my home It’s time to leave it with my cello
And more, to oxter lift and go
It’s the day of the gig at the bookshop
The band must charette and write till we drop It’s a panic party but a jolly one
As long as we Chado to help us with songs Ben is our host and makes pots of tea
We’re about to be golopshusly
bedinnered you’ll see
His cackling farts are just spot on
There’s cheesy toast within this home Now it’s time to leave it with our big load And more, to oxter lift and go
Waiting for people to turn up and sit Nervously practising this little bit
Fisking around the bookshop and then The author and audience, ladies and men Now we’re at the song’s eschaton
Soon to be qua tide for this little one. Nod-crafty people say they listened hard Now to be vinolent, hand me a glass.
My fackling carts are over done
My head is Brizzled or is that my home? It’s time to leave with David’s sow
And more to oxter lift and go.
Track Name: You Make The Best Plans, Thomas
The second wife of Henry Was accused of adultery Oh yes, oh yes says Thomas
You see she wont bring a baby
She’s no good to his country
Oh no, please arrest her Thomas
She might come gracefully
For the sake of her family
But oh, take no chances Thomas
Go and nd her lovers
That includes her brother
Oh no, that’s what they say, Thomas
I need no sympathy
I need no sympathy
From you, from you, from you Thomas
I’ll be found guilty
On the King’s authority
Oh well, well if you say, Thomas
But the King’s shown mercy
He’s not going to burn me
Oh no, well there’s hope yet Thomas
I’ll be kind to her
Said the French executioner Oh so, well forgive me Thomas
So she held her body
For all the crowd to see
Oh yeah, to see the blood ow Thomas
And as he distracted her
Swung the French executioner You’re the best,
You make the best plans, Thomas
Track Name: Accidents and Pretty Girls
Not one for politics
Di cult in social situations, parties
Always seemed to upset all the arty crowd And women he was trying to impress Lavicini gave him a purpose
And an interest in historical drama
Wanted to nd reasons for theatrical disaster
Ending in hysterical palaver, a farce
And women always feature in these things
Followed a girl west as far as America Where nally he found her
working for a scientist who thought He could move mountains and Murder any man in the way
There were lots of political and Personal agendas
Didn’t see it coming in
Berlin or a nation, or a whole wide war Blinded by society or ketamine
Ooooohh....
Found himself a long way from home Found the one but left alone
He painted the Devil on the Wall of his early years
But found there was more than Accidents and pretty girls What’s the one thing
That could uproot almost anything A teleportation machine
A love that had a hold over him A teleportation machine
Track Name: A Feather From Your Side
When you swanned through I want to know you
And we’re making something nice That perhaps our friends will buy
I take old books that I nd
And a feather from your side
I love you. Who are you?
And I feel like moving fast
Getting married, and all that
But I’ve yet to know you long
And where you get your feathers from Come in, closer
And we’re making something nice That perhaps our friends will buy And I take old books I nd
And a feather from your side
And I feel like moving fast
Getting married, and all that
But I’ve yet to know you long
And where you get your feathers from And I want you to move in
I want to know everything
But it’s time that makes us sing For the feathers make your wings
Track Name: Make A Story
I create, make mistakes You create, make mistakes
I feel a re in me
If you forgive you’ll set me free I feel a re in me
Burns my blood you’ll see
We debate, make mistakes Celebrate, love and hate Make a story, make history
I see a re in you
I’ll forgive and you’ll be true I see a re in you
Burns your blood it’s true
Volcano, please let go. I need to know.
Clean the slate, watch our fate
We create, make mistakes
Tell a story, tell history
I feel a fire in me
If you’ll forgive you’ll set me free I see a fire in you
I’ll forgive and you’ll be true
Track Name: Helen's Game
Convinced that they were the same She started playing her game
And knowing nothing she was able to persuade herself of everything
And his impression on her mind was made He who has no name
She knew nothing but his face
And the way he had behaved that day And the comfort he displayed
In the repetition of small unnecessary acts She was the type who felt no intimation was too delicate to exist it or perhaps
just to vain to describe.
But it’s in his eyes, well it’s in his eyes, It’s in his eyes
Oh and an unfamiliar face allows us to create A perfection in our midst
that might never exist
But we believe it all the same
Like the conclusion that you drew from that bit of me you saw
In that slight piece of time
when I might have been awed
I might have been awed, I might have been awed
Oh by your eyes, by your eyes,
I might have been awed
By your shoes and your hair
and that book I’ve read before
That you had in your hand,
and you held to your face
Trying to pretend you weren’t staring my way And her impression on his mind was made And convinced they were the same
Knowing nothing he was able
to persuade himself of everything
Like the conclusion that you drew from that bit of me you saw
In that slight piece of time
when I might have been awed
I might have been awed, I might have been awed
My edges were left blurred
for fantasy to occur
You laid your claim
on the vision of me you’d made My edges were left blurred
for fantasy to occur
You laid your claim
on the vision of me you’d made
Track Name: Remembering When
The first thing I do is call for you
Now that you’re gone. It’s easy to forget Remembering when we met...
It’s clear in my mind. I see. Now we’re far apart Mistakes we made
We’re breaking our hearts
The thing I do is call for you
Now that I’m gone. It’s easy to forget Remembering when we met.
It’s clear in my mind I see
Now we’re far apart
Mistakes we made
We’re breaking our hearts
You left me at the start, where I remain You’re breaking my heart
I never knew these open skies
And now that you are back inside my mind Remembering when we met
I’m changing my mind. I see
Though we’re far apart
Mistakes we made
We’re breaking our hearts
You and me, we’ve made a start
So there’s a chance of mending our hearts
Track Name: Midnight at the Nursing Academy
Midnight at the Nursing Academy Flesh out, I know they can’t see me But they reach for my hand
Like somehow they understand me
Lights out at the Nursing Academy They’ll sleep, but how will I see? For when you’re gone
I feel truly alone
You left us back in Paris, You don’t, visit.
You left us back in Paris...
I’ve lost my Nursing Academy It’s not here, where could it be? Oh what a bother
Must nd another
I’ll nd my Nursing Academy Held in a secret library
In the pages
That’s where my love is
Have you come here to claim us? Save us, play with us?
Track Name: Tales of Disguise and Delusion
How this day seems long Deception sings it’s song
With tales of disguise and delusion Masking a face, ears can embrace Words that are meant for amusing
He be a boy , playing a girl Dressed as a boy for confusion For better or for worse
A doctor not a nurse
Did save a life in conclusion. Antonio was full of woe Unfortunate merchant did throw All that he had for the taking
Borrowing and making bonds
His love for Bassinio strong
He hoped that his bonds wouldn’t break him.
The ships at sea they didn’t win
No mercy Shylock had on him
The bond was a pound of esh, then... Bassinio lost his ring
It could have cost him everything
The doctor his wife gave a testing.
Revenge is a theme, there’s sibling rivalry And Much Ado for a short play.
They all end up fooled and some over ruled An ass some are called and will surely pay.
Light hearted cupid spies The rivals tell such lies Accusing an innocent lady Hero and Claudio
Were challenged by a foe
Now let’s all dance and be merry
There’s competition in the wit
Of Beatrice and Benedick
But by a trick they draw nearer
They think the other loves them true Though the attributes are few
The joker he can’t help but hear her
Rosalind now a boy
To run away was her ploy
But love was a stronger emotion Familiar was she to her family None but her cus knew the notion.
She knew her passion wouldn’t fade She had to refuse other maids Causing a deal of confusion
Orsino was her biggest fan
Of her apparel as a man
Which showed up his love and devotion
Garnished as a boy Viola found her joy But could not say where her heart fell For his heart was gone, Olivia it set on Triangle of love. Could it end well?
How now Malvolio
Cruel pranks have left you low
The lady she likes not your garters Grinning like a silly clown
When she’d prefer to see you frown Perhaps take the tights o for starters
A sister and a brother found
Both had thought the other drowned The girl had no longer a dress on.
Caused the duke and lady fair
To manly pair
All came clear in confession.
In such a night...
I think it might be fun
To confuse everyone
By changing my name and cross dressing But I think that they might see
That it was really me
To be or not to be is the question
Then Bassinio lost his ring
It could have cost him everything The doctor his wife gave a testing. There’s competition in the wit
Of Beatrice and Benedick
But by a trick they draw nearer
Orsino was her biggest fan
Of her apparel as a man
Which showed up his love and devotion
How now Malvolio
Cruel pranks have left you low The lady she likes not your garters In such a night
Track Name: Cackling Farts with commentary by Mark Forsyth
I wake in the morning just before dawn Uhtceare my dreamery’s gone
Thinking there’s so much to do and no time Day-peep comes but the sun doesn’t shine Cunctuation I can’t face the day
Pissaprest, hope it goes away
The rum-peeper shows me my pimginnits I’m trying fucation to cover my zits
I can’t be bothered to straighten my hair I’m cymotrichous and I don’t care
Most of my clothes are second hand
I’m a ragabash cos I’m in a band
I’m in need of ariston and a butter-shag
My cackling farts are over done
My toast is brizzled and Brizzle’s my home It’s time to leave it with my cello
And more, to oxter lift and go
It’s the day of the gig at the bookshop
The band must charette and write till we drop It’s a panic party but a jolly one
As long as we Chado to help us with songs Ben is our host and makes pots of tea
We’re about to be golopshusly
bedinnered you’ll see
His cackling farts are just spot on
There’s cheesy toast within this home Now it’s time to leave it with our big load And more, to oxter lift and go
Waiting for people to turn up and sit Nervously practising this little bit
Fisking around the bookshop and then The author and audience, ladies and men Now we’re at the song’s eschaton
Soon to be qua tide for this little one. Nod-crafty people say they listened hard Now to be vinolent, hand me a glass.
My fackling carts are over done
My head is Brizzled or is that my home? It’s time to leave with David’s sow
And more to oxter lift and go.