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And when we die
will we be that disappointed or sad
if heaven doesn't exist?
What will we have missed?
This life is the best we've ever had.


Tonight We Fly
Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy

And when we die
will we be that disappointed or sad
if heaven doesn't exist?
What will we have missed?
This life is the best we've ever had.


Tonight We Fly
Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy


Digging up the dead with a shovel and a pick
- it's a job!  It's a job!
 

God’s Away on Business
Tom Waits


Digging up the dead with a shovel and a pick
- it's a job!  It's a job!
 

God’s Away on Business
Tom Waits


Thank you for the days, those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I'm thinking of the days.  I won't forget a single day, believe me.
I bless the light.  I bless the light that lights on you, believe me.
And though you're gone, you're with me every single day, believe me.
 

Days

Ray Davies, The Kinks

Hey ho.
Who is there?
No-one but me, my dear.
Please come
say "how do?"
The things I'll show to you.
 

Willow’s Song
Paul Giovanni / Rachel Verney

Hey ho.
Who is there?
No-one but me, my dear.
Please come
say "how do?"
The things I'll show to you.
 

Willow’s Song
Paul Giovanni / Rachel Verney

Dirt behind the daydream.
The happy ever after - it's at the end of the rainbow.

White noise in a white room.
 

Ether
Gang of 4

Dirt behind the daydream.
The happy ever after - it's at the end of the rainbow.

White noise in a white room.
 

Ether
Gang of 4

I wanted much more for the first night with you
but the Railway Hotel was the best I could do.
I knew the Savoy would have suited you well
but the best I could do was the Railway Hotel.
 

Railway Hotel
Mike Batt

I wanted much more for the first night with you
but the Railway Hotel was the best I could do.
I knew the Savoy would have suited you well
but the best I could do was the Railway Hotel.
 

Railway Hotel
Mike Batt

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance.
 

I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance.
 

I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack

I remember my mum told me
out of all my funny toys that you
won't make a man of me
and growing up's an interesting thing to do

And then all life begins to scream.
The whole world changes like I've never seen
and then she goes up to the window and leaps into the sky
so do I
so do I
so do I
so do I?
 

The Whole World Window
Cardiacs


The world outside the window.
The world outside the window.
I dare say that we're wiser for all that we've not seen.


Greylands
Jon Hunt


The world outside the window.
The world outside the window.
I dare say that we're wiser for all that we've not seen.


Greylands
Jon Hunt

Frayed away
Fate's future face.
Erased the place
where brick fields lay. 

Light the sky.
Forget the hour.
Fireworks shower.
A year goes by.
  

Where Brick Fields Lay
The Separation Circle

Frayed away
Fate's future face.
Erased the place
where brick fields lay.

Light the sky.
Forget the hour.
Fireworks shower.
A year goes by.
  

Where Brick Fields Lay
The Separation Circle


 Come home, Billy Bird
international business traveller.
Come home, Billy Bird.
 

Come Home, Billy Bird
Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy


 Come home, Billy Bird
international business traveller.
Come home, Billy Bird.
 

Come Home, Billy Bird
Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
and then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No-one told you when to run.
You missed the starting gun.


So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
and racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
- shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter.  Never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to nought or half a page of scribbled lines.
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way.
The time is gone.  The song is over.
Thought I'd something more to say.
 

Time
Pink Floyd

In the blood of Eden lie the woman and the man
with the man in the woman and the woman in the man.
 

The Blood of Eden
Peter Gabriel

In the blood of Eden lie the woman and the man
with the man in the woman and the woman in the man.
 

The Blood of Eden

Peter Gabriel

One system is only as good as another.

Postcard
Comsat Angels

One system is only as good as another.

Postcard
Comsat Angels

Hours pass.
Distance grows.
Where are you now?
Who knows?

There's a place
where you were
but it seems so far
from here.

Years of life
waiting for
what might have been.
No more.

Take our friends.
Raise them up.
Keep them safe
for us.
 

Light Years
Comsat Angels

There's always free cheddar in the mousetrap, baby.
- it's a deal!  It's a deal!
 

God’s Away On Business
Tom Waits

There's always free cheddar in the mousetrap, baby.
- it's a deal!  It's a deal!
 

God’s Away On Business
Tom Waits


Let's go fly a kite
up to the highest height.
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
up through the atmosphere
up where the air is clear.
Oh let's go fly a kite!
  

Let’s Go Fly a Kite
(from the film Mary Poppins)


Let's go fly a kite
up to the highest height.
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
up through the atmosphere
up where the air is clear.
Oh let's go fly a kite!
  

Let’s Go Fly a Kite
(from the film Mary Poppins)

The future's in your eyes.


In Search of Cassandra, Princess of Troy
The Separation Circle

The future's in your eyes.


In Search of Cassandra, Princess of Troy

The Separation Circle

Such a perfect day.
You made me forget myself.
I thought I was someone else
- someone good.
 
A Perfect Day
Lou Reed

Such a perfect day.
You made me forget myself.
I thought I was someone else
- someone good.
 
A Perfect Day
Lou Reed

I know a land where they live for today
'cause tomorrow is too far away.
 

Mambo De La Luna
Kirsty MacColl

I know a land where they live for today
'cause tomorrow is too far away.
 

Mambo De La Luna
Kirsty MacColl

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup.
They slither wildly as they slip their way across the universe.

Pools of sorrow, waves of joy, are drifting through my opened mind,
possessing and caressing me.

Jai guru deva.
Om.
Nothing's gonna change my world.
Nothing's gonna change my world.


Across the Universe
The Beatles

The way that sunlight flits across your skirt
makes me feel I'm from another world.
To touch your face in the morning light....
I hope you're always going to be around.
 

Fly
The Jam

The way that sunlight flits across your skirt
makes me feel I'm from another world.
To touch your face in the morning light....
I hope you're always going to be around.
 

Fly
The Jam


I travelled among unknown men
in lands beyond the sea.
Nor, England, did I know 'til then
what love I bore to thee.

'Tis past, that melancholy dream,
nor shall I quit thy shore
a second time, for I still seem
to love thee more and more.

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
beside the springs of Dove,
a maid whom there were none to praise
and very few to love.

A violet by a mossy stone
half-hidden from the eye,
fair as a star when only one
is shining in the sky.
 

Lucy
William Wordsworth / The Divine Comedy

Ghosts float by and fade.
Dusty mirrors greyed.
Estimates unweighed.
Strategies unplayed.
Mountains viewed, not climbed.
Couplets yet unrhymed.
Time and tide don't wait
but still you hesitate.

False starts, left outclassed.
Chances came but passed.
Fears have held you fast,
breathless to the last.
Lovers flew your dreams,
flew to other streams.
Allies you frustrate
but still you hesitate.

Days refused a dawn.
Curtains fade still drawn.
Children wait unborn,
lives not lived to mourn.
Hopes which might have been.
Arms outstretched, unseen.
Time and tide don't wait
but still you hesitate.
 

Hesitate
The Separation Circle

Lights are burning red and white
Lost on an island in the night.
Rescue me or here I stay
a traffic island castaway
Lost in a bar
- inside it's only me who's straight.

Out in the dark and on my own
I'm stranded here with no way home.

Glasses smash full of champagne.
It trickles down the drain
- a treat for sewer rats.
You're like a rat when you get high.
People falling on the floor
or running out the door.

Lights in the night
burning red and white
Shine on me so I can see.
Out in the cold.
Out on my own.
Shine on me so I can see.
Shine on me.
 

West One (Shine on Me)
Ruts

Did they say that Jesus Christ himself was here?
Well he's not.
He's living in America
working on his image as a lifetime sensation.
 

Sensation
The Motors

Did they say that Jesus Christ himself was here?
Well he's not.
He's living in America
working on his image as a lifetime sensation.
 

Sensation
The Motors

Well how do you do now, young Willy McBride?
Do you mind if I sit down beside your graveside?
 

The Green Fields of France
The Men They Couldn’t Hang

Well how do you do now, young Willy McBride?
Do you mind if I sit down beside your graveside?
 

The Green Fields of France
The Men They Couldn’t Hang

I’ve been waiting all night for someone like you.
You’ll have to do.


Run and Run
Psychedelic Furs

I’ve been waiting all night for someone like you.
You’ll have to do.


Run and Run
Psychedelic Furs

Following around to see a life that's never in,
Always calling itself on its own phone
Though it's never quite at home in the world today.

Seeing to arranging the day
prepared in its own so special way
with added loving care
though it's not been there
since yesterday.

Looking so hard for a cause and it don't care what it is
and never really ever seeing eye to eye
though it doesn't really mind
perhaps that's why it never really saw.
It never really saw.
 

Is This The Life?
Cardiacs

Lochaber no more.
Sutherland no more.
Lewis no more.
Skye no more.

Bathgate no more.
Linwood no more.
Methil no more.
Irvine no more.
 

Letter from America
The Proclaimers

Dancer dies from cancer as his baby is born.
Famine devours children after plague destroys corn.
 

Soak Through
The Separation Circle 

Now the house of spirit crumbles
for your love wears many gowns.
Love has risen.  It has stumbled.
Dear Elaine.  Why should you wish to leave?


Dear Elaine
Roy Wood


Now the house of spirit crumbles
for your love wears many gowns.
Love has risen.  It has stumbled.
Dear Elaine.  Why should you wish to leave?


Dear Elaine
Roy Wood

Life is getting duller.
Every day that passes, I become more numb.
Things have lost their colour.
Words have lost their sparkle and I'm feeling dumb.

If original thinking makes one thrive
and unpredictability shows you are alive
and if I'm expected to have feelings to show
I'm afraid I died some years ago.

Dead/Undead
Þeyr

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone?
 
Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone?
 
Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell

Then there's always the cash,
selling your soul for some trash,
smiling at people that you cannot stand.
You're in demand.
Your fifteen minutes starts now.

Then there's always the fame,
autographs now and again,
people who saw you on Blanketty Blank
or in the bank.
Your fifteen minutes starts now.
 

Fifteen Minutes
Kirsty MacColl

Living in a bedsit
Travelling on a tube train.
Working all day long.
And you know no-one so you don't go out
and you eat out of tins and you watch television.

Solitary confinement.
You're so lonely.
The Members are going to tell you what it's like to be on your own
by yourself, on your own, by yourself
on your own, by yourself, on your own, by yourself
by yourself, by yourself, by yourself, by yourself, by yourself
buy yourself this record.
 

Solitary Confinement
The Members

She proffers polite excuses then bows down to familiar household chores.
He climbs the stairs to his hotel room.  She may forget him.  He will remember her.

Dancing, naked in the rain.
Dancing, naked in the rain.
Dancing - this chance may not come again.
Dancing.  Come on, let's go dance in the rain, just for today...
- just for today.
Who knows what tomorrow may bring or take away?
 

My Name is Ana
The Separation Circle

All I wanted was your time.
All you ever gave me was tomorrow.
 All I wanted was your time.
All you ever gave me was tomorrow.
But tomorrow never comes.
Tomorrow never comes.
 

Tomorrow
Durutti Column

All I wanted was your time.
All you ever gave me was tomorrow.
 All I wanted was your time.
All you ever gave me was tomorrow.
But tomorrow never comes.
Tomorrow never comes.
 

Tomorrow
Durutti Column

Fate up against your will
through the thick and thin
He will wait until
you give yourself to him.
 

The Killing Moon
Echo and the Bunneymen

Fate up against your will
through the thick and thin
He will wait until
you give yourself to him.
 

The Killing Moon
Echo and the Bunneymen

There is no pain.  You are receding.
A distant ship.  Smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying.

When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse
out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now.
The child has grown.  The dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.
 

Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd


Will you stay in our lovers' story?
If you stay, you won't be sorry
'cause we believe in you.
Soon you'll grow
so take your chance
with a couple of kooks
hung up on romancing.
 

Kooks
David Bowie


Will you stay in our lovers' story?
If you stay, you won't be sorry
'cause we believe in you.
Soon you'll grow
so take your chance
with a couple of kooks
hung up on romancing.
 

Kooks
David Bowie

Her water slips from high
and peels me where I lie
 

Arnald
Cardiacs

Her water slips from high
and peels me where I lie
 

Arnald
Cardiacs


We met in a psychiatric unit.
She was in for having habits no-one else would try.
 

Cut-Out Shapes
Magazine


We met in a psychiatric unit.
She was in for having habits no-one else would try.
 

Cut-Out Shapes
Magazine

Hey girl - I think the last time I saw you was on me & Leroy's wedding day.
What was the name of that love song you played?
I forgot how it goes.
I don't recall how it goes.
 

Anchorage
Michelle Shocked

Hey girl - I think the last time I saw you was on me & Leroy's wedding day.
What was the name of that love song you played?
I forgot how it goes.
I don't recall how it goes.
 

Anchorage
Michelle Shocked


Fools you are and fools are we
- ignorant of reality.
Win or lose there's no victory.
It's like Space Invaders
 - but it's is who's on the screen.
 

Ignorant Fools
The Arteks


Fools you are and fools are we
- ignorant of reality.
Win or lose there's no victory.
It's like Space Invaders
- but it's is who's on the screen.
 

Ignorant Fools
The Arteks

Ours has been a tale of nearly.
Skirt round the lake.  Don’t plunge in.
I love you.  Well, OK, not really.
Cue no violin.
 

A Tale of Nearly
The Separation Circle

Ours has been a tale of nearly.
Skirt round the lake.  Don’t plunge in.
I love you.  Well, OK, not really.
Cue no violin.
 

A Tale of Nearly
The Separation Circle


See her fly across the jungle
across the desert to the bright shiny city by the sea.
She's not waiting any more
não esperando seu amor


Não esperando
	Kirsty MacColl


See her fly across the jungle
across the desert to the bright shiny city by the sea.
She's not waiting any more
não esperando seu amor


Não esperando
Kirsty MacColl

Every gimmick-hungry yob, digging gold from rock'n'roll
grabs the mike to tell us he'll die before he's sold
but I believe in this, and it's been tested by research:
he who fucks nuns will later join the church
 

Death or Glory
The Clash

Every gimmick-hungry yob, digging gold from rock'n'roll
grabs the mike to tell us he'll die before he's sold
but I believe in this, and it's been tested by research:
he who fucks nuns will later join the church
 

Death or Glory
The Clash

Life is timeless, days are long when you're young.
Used to fall in love with everyone.
Any guitar and any bass drum.
Life is a drink and you get drunk when you're young.
 

When You’re Young
The Jam

Life is timeless, days are long when you're young.
Used to fall in love with everyone.
Any guitar and any bass drum.
Life is a drink and you get drunk when you're young.
 

When You’re Young
The Jam


They don't know, they just don't know the half of it.
 
S S M O M
Games To Avoid


They don't know, they just don't know the half of it.
 
S S M O M
Games To Avoid


She's a maid in heaven.
He's a knight on the tiles
a bat out of hell
oh well, it's just a question of style
 

Maid in Heaven
Be Bop Deluxe


She's a maid in heaven.
He's a knight on the tiles
a bat out of hell
oh well, it's just a question of style
 

Maid in Heaven
Be Bop Deluxe

Life's a piece of shit
when you look at it
 

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Eric Idle & Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Life's a piece of shit
when you look at it
 

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Eric Idle & Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Skinny white sailor
the chances were slender.
The beauties were brief.
Shall I mourn your decline
with some thunderbird wine
and a black handkerchief?
I miss your sad Virginia whisper.
I miss the voice that called my heart.
Sweet Gene Vincent
young and old and gone 


White face, black shirt, white socks, black shoes
Black hair, white strat, bled white, died black.

Black gloves, white frost, black crepe, white lead
White sheet, black knight, jet black, dead white

Will you guess her age
when she comes backstage?

Sweet Gene Vincent
There's one in every town
and the devil drives until the hearse arrives
and you lay that pistol down

Sweet Gene Vincent
There's nowhere left to hide
with lazy skin and ash-tray eyes
a perforated pride

So farewell Mademoiselle, Knickerbocker Hotel
Farewell to money owed.
When your leg still hurts, and you need more shirts
You've got to get back on the road
 

Sweet Gene Vincent
Ian Dury and the Blockheads


We have to tell the truth;  you're much too clever to be fooled.
You have our figures with the errors of the past corrected.
See your lives are better!

Look to the East - covered by our glorious press.
The error of red ways is there exposed in black and white.
Do you envy them?  No!

Friends!  Your memories can play you tricks.
Nostalgia's an illusion.
The improvement is obvious for all to see.
We all agree.
But if your memory's defective then you must be ill
and we'll care for you in a hospital by the sea.

And you appreciate, we find we must protect our state
from those who'd wreck your prize, corrupted by the Eastern lies.
These Commies stop at nothing!

We all must sacrifice certain things close to our hearts
to keep your freedom, so justice will win through in the end.
 

Mother of the Free
Bad Tune Men


It's been 7 hours and 15 days since you took your love away.

I went to the doctor and guess what he told me?
He said "girl, you'd better try to have fun no matter what you do"
but he's a fool
'cause nothing compares to you.

All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the back yard
They all died when you went away.
 

Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinead O’Connor



While mother keepest
watch while and weepest
till memories crowd

And father mournest
absence he burneth
grief will cry aloud
 

There is No Bright Side
Cardiacs



While mother keepest
watch while and weepest
till memories crowd

And father mournest
absence he burneth
grief will cry aloud
 

There is No Bright Side
Cardiacs

Her jewels are the stars tonight.
I watch as her thieves arrive.
I watch them with jealous eyes.
From my window this world is aglow.
 

Glow World
Bill Nelson

Her jewels are the stars tonight.
I watch as her thieves arrive.
I watch them with jealous eyes.
From my window this world is aglow.
 

Glow World
Bill Nelson

Time.
I think we're running out of time.
You've got your reasons.  I've got mine.
I think we're running out of time
 

The Cracker Dance
John Cook

Time.
I think we're running out of time.
You've got your reasons.  I've got mine.
I think we're running out of time
 

The Cracker Dance
John Cook

Here shall stand gravestones.
Tombs empty yet, tomorrow filled.
Inscribed o'er fresh bones
names that the gods will have willed.

Past the point of no return now.
Be with us, Fates.
Words have failed.  Our world must burn now.
Daybreak awaits.
 

Nocturnal Howls Surface
The Separation Circle

Cheer up, sleepy Jean
oh what can it mean
to a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?


Daydream Believer
The Monkees

Cheer up, sleepy Jean
oh what can it mean
to a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?


Daydream Believer
The Monkees

Aaj kyon humse parda hai?


Aaj Kyon Humse Parda Hai?
Mohammed Rafi & Balbir

Aaj kyon humse parda hai?


Aaj Kyon Humse Parda Hai?
Mohammed Rafi & Balbir

You may ask yourself: what is this beautiful house?
You may ask yourself: where does that highway lead to?
You may ask yourself: am I right or am I wrong?
You may say to yourself: my god, what have I done?

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was.
 


Once in a Lifetime
Talking Heads

God save the queen
The fascist regime
It made you a moron, potential H-Bomb.

God save the queen
She ain't no human being.
There is no future in England's dreaming.
 


God Save The Queen
The Sex Pistols

God save the queen
The fascist regime
It made you a moron, potential H-Bomb.

God save the queen
She ain't no human being.
There is no future in England's dreaming.
 


God Save The Queen
The Sex Pistols

When I'm lying in my bed at night, I don't wanna grow up.
Nothing ever seems to turn out right.  I don't wanna grow up.

How do you move in a world of fog that's always changing things?
Makes me wish that I could be a dog.

Seems like folks grow into things that they'd never want.
The only thing to live for is today.

When I see my parents fight, I don't wanna grow up.
They all go out drinking all night, I don't wanna grow up.

Stay around in my old home town
I don't wanna put no money down.
I don't wanna get me a big old loan
work them fingers to the bone
I don't wanna float a broom
Fall in love and get married then boom
How the hell did I get here so soon?
I don't wanna grow up.
 


I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Tom Waits


This is Major Tom to Ground Control.
I'm stepping through the door
and I'm floating in a most peculiar way
and the stars look very different today.

Though I'm past one hundred million miles
I'm feeling very still
and I think my spaceship knows which way to go.
Tell my wife I love her very much.  She knows.

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead.  There's something wrong.
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom?

Here am I sitting in a tin can
far above the world.
Planet Earth is blue
and there's nothing I can do.
 

Space Oddity
David Bowie


These shadows turn from purple into grey
for this skyline pigeon, dreaming of the open, waiting for the day
that he can spread his wings and fly away again.
Fly away, skyline pigeon, fly
towards the dreams you've left so very far behind.



Skyline Pigeon
Bernie Taupin (for Elton John)

Alas, my love, you do me wrong
to cast me off discourteously
for I have loved you well and long
delighting in your company
 

Greensleeves
King Henry VII

Alas, my love, you do me wrong
to cast me off discourteously
for I have loved you well and long
delighting in your company
 

Greensleeves
King Henry VII

Pinched waist lithesome pert curves of desire
Sylph-like legs lead upwards higher higher
to the cutest gluteus maximus you've seen
 

Must Be The Seat
The Separation Circle

Pinched waist lithesome pert curves of desire
Sylph-like legs lead upwards higher higher
to the cutest gluteus maximus you've seen
 

Must Be The Seat
The Separation Circle

Behold!  - the non-believer!
Our creed is based on facts
historically proven
No argument can change that.
To even doubt is sacrilege.
This is your conscience speaking.
 

Dark Ages
Bad Tune Men

Behold!  - the non-believer!
Our creed is based on facts
historically proven
No argument can change that.
To even doubt is sacrilege.
This is your conscience speaking.
 

Dark Ages
Bad Tune Men


A black hood keeps her uninvited lover's face unseen.
He's panting.  Up and down.  She's feeling like a sordid trampoline
 

The Short Way Home
The Arteks


A black hood keeps her uninvited lover's face unseen.
He's panting.  Up and down.  She's feeling like a sordid trampoline
 

The Short Way Home
The Arteks


I bet you they won't play this song on the radio.
I bet you they won't play this new **** song.
It's not that it's **** or ****-*** contraversial.
It's just that the ****ing words are awfully strong.
You can't say **** on the radio
or **** or ***** or *********
You can't even say "I'd like to **** you one day"
unless you're a doctor with a very large ******
so I bet you they won't play this song on the radio.
I bet you they daren't *****ing well programme it.
I bet you those ****ing old programme directors
will think it's a load of horse ****
 

I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song on the Radio
Eric Idle & Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Then she would go off to work
and I'd lie around the house in the dirt.
She would go off to work
and bring the money home to me.
Hey!  I'm in love with a working girl.
 

Working Girl
The Members

Then she would go off to work
and I'd lie around the house in the dirt.
She would go off to work
and bring the money home to me.
Hey!  I'm in love with a working girl.
 

Working Girl
The Members

A desert road from Vegas to nowhere,
somewhere better than where you have been,
a coffee-machine that needs some fixing
in a little cafe just around the bend.

I am calling you.
 

Calling You
(Theme from Bagdad Cafe)
Jevetta Steele

A desert road from Vegas to nowhere,
somewhere better than where you have been,
a coffee-machine that needs some fixing
in a little cafe just around the bend.

I am calling you.
 

Calling You
(Theme from Bagdad Cafe)

Jevetta Steele

but behind the chalet
my holiday's complete
and I feel like William Tell
Maid Marion on her tiptoed feet
pulling mussels from a shell
 

Pulling Mussels From A Shell
Squeeze

but behind the chalet
my holiday's complete
and I feel like William Tell
Maid Marion on her tiptoed feet
pulling mussels from a shell
 

Pulling Mussels From A Shell
Squeeze

White youth, black youth
better find another solution.
Why not phone up Robin Hood
and ask him for some wealth distribution?

All over, people are changing their votes
along with their overcoats
If Adolf Hitler flew in today
they'd send a limousine anyway.
 

White Man in Hammersmith Palais
The Clash

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can't see you.  I don't need you.
Goodbye Blackberry Way
sure to want me back another day
 
Blackberry Way
The Move

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can't see you.  I don't need you.
Goodbye Blackberry Way
sure to want me back another day
 
Blackberry Way
The Move

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew
Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb
 

Trumpton Fire Station Roll Call
Oliver Postgate

Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew
Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb
 

Trumpton Fire Station Roll Call
Oliver Postgate

We passed upon the stair.
We spoke of was and when.
Although I wasn't there
he said I was his friend
which came as some surprise.
I spoke into his eyes.
"I thought you died alone, a long long time ago." 


"Oh no!
Not me.
We never lost contol.
You're face to face with the man who sold the world."
 

The Man Who Sold The World
David Bowie

Libraries gave us power
then work came and made us free.
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity?

I wish I had a bottle
right here in my dirty face
to wear the scars
to show from where I came.

We don't talk about love.
We only want to get drunk
and we are not allowed to spend
as we are told that this is the end.
A design for life.
 

A Design for Life
Manic Street Preachers

There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbour.
Tomorrow for old England she sails,
far away from your land of endless sunshine
to my land full of rainy skies and gales
and I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow
though my heart is full of tears at this farewell
for you are beautiful
and I have loved you dearly,
more dearly than the spoken word can tell.
 

The Last Farewell
Roger Whittaker

You haven't looked at me that way in years.
You dreamed me up and left me here.
How long was I dreaming for?
What was it you wanted me for?

You haven't looked at me that way in years.
Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear.
Someone turn the lights back on.
I'll love you till all time is gone.

You haven't looked at me that way in years
but I'm still here.
 

I’m Still Here
Tom Waits

Once upon a time at home
I sat beside a telephone
waiting for someone to pull me through.
When at last it didn't ring, I knew it wasn't you.
 

A New England
Billy Bragg

Once upon a time at home
I sat beside a telephone
waiting for someone to pull me through.
When at last it didn't ring, I knew it wasn't you.
 

A New England
Billy Bragg

By night
a stranger
tumbled I into your land
- eastward from Krakatoa -
speaking your language like a baby
scrambling for a train.
….....................
At the zoo a giraffe wanted to kiss me.
Did you know that I was your giraffe?
….....................
We didn't want to have to turn around.
We turned around.
….....................
Home calls from a distant ocean.
….....................
What we share unites and parts us,
stops and starts us.
….....................
Once more the train jerks forwards a few metres
 and then halts.
 

Eastward from Krakatoa
(Parahyangan)

The Separation Circle


I drive a Rolls Royce
because it's good for my voice.
 

Children of the Revolution
T Rex


I drive a Rolls Royce
because it's good for my voice.
 

Children of the Revolution
T Rex

Fate doesn't hang on the wrong or right choice.
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice.
 
Songs of Love
The Divine Comedy

Fate doesn't hang on the wrong or right choice.
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice.
 
Songs of Love
The Divine Comedy

Repetition is a message of space.
 

The Empty Space
Games To Avoid

Repetition is a message of space.
 

The Empty Space
Games To Avoid

All day today just excuse for tomorrow.
Tomorrow just something to do.
Too good to be true.
 

Too Good To Be True
Tom Robinson Band
[ remembered from graffiti on a cricket sight screen
 in Riverside Park, Southampton ]

All day today just excuse for tomorrow.
Tomorrow just something to do.
Too good to be true.
 

Too Good To Be True
Tom Robinson Band
[ remembered from graffiti on a cricket sight screen
 in Riverside Park, Southampton ]

My heart's a kangaroo.
….........................
Grinning like a circus clown, I float and glow my way back home
impatient for tomorrow's dreams to rise.
Will she send me soaring, gaping mouthed and seeing nothing else?
Will she once more find me with her eyes?
 

(Not Bad For A) Shy Boy Lost
The Separation Circle

So...
so you think you can tell
heaven from hell?
blue skies from pain?
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
a smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
hot ashes for trees?
hot air for a cool breeze?
cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish
How I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
year after year.
Running over the same old ground,
what have we found?
The same old fears?
Wish you were here.
 

Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd

Open up those petals, flower.
Dance as you drink in the sun.
Now spread those wings and fly, young seagull.
Touch the sky above the clouds.
 

Recognise?
The Separation Circle

Open up those petals, flower.
Dance as you drink in the sun.
Now spread those wings and fly, young seagull.
Touch the sky above the clouds.
 

Recognise?
The Separation Circle

It's you that I adore.
You will always be my whore.
You'll be the mother to my child, and a child to my heart.
We must never be apart.
 

Ava Adore
Smashing Pumpkins

It's you that I adore.
You will always be my whore.
You'll be the mother to my child, and a child to my heart.
We must never be apart.
 

Ava Adore
Smashing Pumpkins

Skeletons refusing to stay in closets
suffer retribution from the queen and her man.
You showed me slit windows,
echoed screams and an invitation
but so much remains unseen
Miss Japan?
 

 Miss Japan?
The Separation Circle

Skeletons refusing to stay in closets
suffer retribution from the queen and her man.
You showed me slit windows,
echoed screams and an invitation
but so much remains unseen
Miss Japan?
 

Miss Japan?
The Separation Circle

Ten years on
I still dream and we still hesitate.
The passion's all but gone.
My eyes see other glories,
other dreams and other stories
and I want to live before I die,
Dear John.
 

Dear John
Kirsty MacColl

Ten years on
I still dream and we still hesitate.
The passion's all but gone.
My eyes see other glories,
other dreams and other stories
and I want to live before I die,
Dear John.
 

Dear John
Kirsty MacColl

 If thug rapists do not kill
police and politicians surely will.
Smug power games play out in Delhi's chill.

Bribes and brute complacency are the law
with problems flown out to Singapore.
Will Sita's daughters' cries be heard no more?

Smoke, garlands, wood bead necklace.
The flames flicker, tickling your face.
Truth from untruth.  Darkness to a brighter place.

Shall fatalism greet your cruel fate?
Our feet turn towards India Gate.
The eyes of the outside world watch and wait.
 

Towards India Gate
The Separation Circle

It's just out of reach - up in the air.
Who knows how the pieces will land?
There's a twist in the road, around the next bend.
But the wheel's in your hands.  The wheel's in your hands!

As above, so below.
Let your colours fly.  Let the good times roll.
Back to the start, to wipe the slate.
Cut away that part.  Forget that face.
 

As Above, So Below
Comsat Angels

I'm alright.
I'm alright though it's a contradiction.
It's enough though less than I imagined.
You always promise more than you can deliver.
Independence ain't dependence.
 

Independence
Gang of 4

I'm alright.
I'm alright though it's a contradiction.
It's enough though less than I imagined.
You always promise more than you can deliver.
Independence ain't dependence.
 

Independence
Gang of 4

Generation Sex
respects
the rights of girls who want to take their clothes off
- as long as we can all watch, that's OK.

and Generation Sex
elects
the kind of guys you wouldn't leave your kids with
who shout "off with their heads" when they get laid.

Lovers watch their backs
as hacks
in macs
take snaps
through telephoto lenses
chase Mercedes Benzes
through the night.

A mourning nation weeps
and wails
but keeps
the sales
of evil tabloids healthy.
The rich protect the wealthy
in this world.

and Generation Sex
injects
the sperm
of worms
into the eggs of field mice
so you can look real nice
for the boys.

and Generation Sex
is me and you
and we should really all know better.
It really doesn't matter
what you say.
 

Generation Sex
The Divine Comedy

Dodge the bullets
or carry the gun.
The choice is yours.
 
Pssyche
Killing Joke

Dodge the bullets
or carry the gun.
The choice is yours.
 
Pssyche
Killing Joke

Countless died.
Were we lucky?
Well, we survived.
We're alive
and we've made it through one more night.
We've made it through one more night.
Cold dreams.
White screams.
This time is our past's future.
This time is our past's future.
We used to fly
miles high,
looking down on white clouds,
looking down on white clouds
Cold dreams.
White screams.
This time is our past's future.
Don't mention its name.
 

We Used To Fly
(Don’t Mention Its Name)

The Separation Circle


Soon I grew, and happy too,
my very good friends and me.
Played all day with Sally J,
the girl from Number 4.

..........

I hardly noticed Sally as we parted company......
 

Good Company
Queen


Soon I grew, and happy too,
my very good friends and me.
Played all day with Sally J,
the girl from Number 4.

..........

I hardly noticed Sally as we parted company......
 

Good Company
Queen


I will love you when the devil is blind.
I wanted your heart.
You didn't want mine.

This is as close as I get
as I ever get
falling for things I never thought I'd find myself falling for
- as close as I get.
 
I Wanted Your Heart
Magazine


I will love you when the devil is blind.
I wanted your heart.
You didn't want mine.

This is as close as I get
as I ever get
falling for things I never thought I'd find myself falling for
- as close as I get.
 
I Wanted Your Heart
Magazine

Home 
Home


While horsemen ride across the green
and Snow White still remains unseen
Pegasus the winged horse
relays his messages by morse.

While Handel plays his melodies
doctors cause uncertainties
and though I know the lifeguard's brave
there is no-one for him to save.

And like some pirate sailor
we crossed the Spanish Main
and brought our magic carpet
to a marble staircased plain
 

Pandora’s Box
Procul Harum

Hollywood babbles on
on & on & on & on


Channel 7 Plan 9
The Damned

Hollywood babbles on
on & on & on & on


Channel 7 Plan 9
The Damned

In my mind, I know with time, when all is said and done
what we had could never end.  You'll always be a friend.
 
You’ll Always Be A Friend
Hot Chocolate

In my mind, I know with time, when all is said and done
what we had could never end.  You'll always be a friend.
 
You’ll Always Be A Friend
Hot Chocolate

Ohhhhhh ek ladki ko dekha to esa laga
jaise.......
 

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Kumar Sanu

Ohhhhhh ek ladki ko dekha to esa laga
jaise.......
 

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Kumar Sanu

Home 
Home 
Power is measured by the pound or the fist.
It’s as clear as this. 

Pretty Green
The Jam

Power is measured by the pound or the fist.
It’s as clear as this. 

Pretty Green
The Jam

Loneliness is a crowded room
full of open hearts, turned to stone,
all together, all alone.
 

Dance Away
Roxy Music

Loneliness is a crowded room
full of open hearts, turned to stone,
all together, all alone.
 

Dance Away
Roxy Music


It was a hot afternoon, the last day of June
and the sun was a demon
The clouds were afraid, one ten in the shade
and the pavement was steaming.

I told Blly Ray in his red Chevrolet
I needed time for some thinking.
I was just walking by when I looked in her eye
and I swore it was winking.

She was 31 & I was 17.
I knew nothing about love.  She knew everything.
But I sat down beside her on a front porch swing
and wondered what the coming night would bring.

Summer (The First Time)
Bobby Goldsboro 

There's something here that I don't understand.
You search for signs like some crusade.
When one seems to point to that promised land
why do you always turn away?
 

Lost Continent
Comsat Angels

There's something here that I don't understand.
You search for signs like some crusade.
When one seems to point to that promised land
why do you always turn away?
 

Lost Continent
Comsat Angels

Sometimes we seem as frail as candles in the breeze,
one moment proud and strong, the next extinguished with ease
but unlike candles, we can fight
help Destiny to get it right.
Mountain moving is not my scene
but I believe in you.
 

Clynk
The Separation Circle

Home 
There's just one thing better than an old millionaire.
That's a young millionairess and I'm almost there.
 


I’m in love with an 80 year old millionaire
Kirsty MacColl

There's just one thing better than an old millionaire.
That's a young millionairess and I'm almost there.
 


I’m in love with an 80 year old millionaire
Kirsty MacColl

That last drop,
how it shines!
Cold to the lip,
but it won't taste like wine.

She gave in silver
but I offer her mercury.
 

Mercury
Dream Command
(Comsat Angels)

That last drop,
how it shines!
Cold to the lip,
but it won't taste like wine.

She gave in silver
but I offer her mercury.
 

Mercury
Dream Command
(Comsat Angels)

Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
We've known each other since we were 9 or 10.
Together we've climbed hills and trees
learned of love and ABC
skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.

Goodbye, my friend.  It's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky>
Now that the spring is in the air.
Pretty girls are everywhere.
Think of me and I'll be there.

We had joy.  We had fun.
We had seasons in the sun.
But the hills that we climbed
were just seasons out of time.
 

Seasons In The Sun
Terry Jacks

Blind archer fire!  Fire away!
Why don't your friends tell you your score?
Perhaps they were all slain by your arrows
so even if you hit the target, you'd never know.
 

Krog
Bad Tune Men

Blind archer fire!  Fire away!
Why don't your friends tell you your score?
Perhaps they were all slain by your arrows
so even if you hit the target, you'd never know.
 

Krog
Bad Tune Men

No more school days.
Pack my bags and I'm on my way.
Summer seems so exciting
so electric and frightening.
Wish you were here
doing just what we did last year
from July to September.
Every moment I still remember
  

Love in the Sun
The Glitter Band

No more school days.
Pack my bags and I'm on my way.
Summer seems so exciting
so electric and frightening.
Wish you were here
doing just what we did last year
from July to September.
Every moment I still remember
  

Love in the Sun
The Glitter Band

They called him Ernie
and he drove the fastest milk cart in the west
 

Ernie
Benny Hill

They called him Ernie
and he drove the fastest milk cart in the west
 

Ernie
Benny Hill

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you.
Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life bring you.
All that dies, dies for a reason
- to put its strength into the season.
 

Survival
Yes

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you.
Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life bring you.
All that dies, dies for a reason
- to put its strength into the season.
 

Survival
Yes

But what I've got in mind is a small cafe
out of the way
- in Dornie
 
What I've Got In Mind
Billy Jo Spears
[heard on a radio in a small cafe out of the way in Dornie, Scotland, September 1989 - with the last 2 words sung on the end by the waitress]

But what I've got in mind is a small cafe
out of the way
- in Dornie
 
What I've Got In Mind
Billy Jo Spears
[heard on a radio in a small cafe out of the way in Dornie, Scotland, September 1989 - with the last 2 words sung on the end by the waitress]

I was so upset that I cried
all the way to the chip shop

She is cruel and heartless
to dump me for Gordon
just 'cause he's better looking than me
just 'cause he's cool and trendy
but I know he's a moron
Gordon is a moron.
 

Jilted John
Jilted John

I was so upset that I cried
all the way to the chip shop

She is cruel and heartless
to dump me for Gordon
just 'cause he's better looking than me
just 'cause he's cool and trendy
but I know he's a moron
Gordon is a moron.
 

Jilted John
Jilted John

Home 
Home

And all I see is future me
This path laid out, this destiny
but I can’t shake this old city
I’m losing and I’m tired
But she said: “Swim away.
Use the waves.  Use your words.
Push your body under.
Hold your tongue.  Hold your nerve.
You’re just treading water.”

Abyssinia
Screaming Maldini

Loneliness is the coat you wear.
A deep shade of blue is always there.
Emptiness is the place you’re in.
Nothing to lose but no more to win. 
The sun ain’t gonna shine any more.
The moon ain’t gonna rise in the sky.
The tears are aways clouding your eyes
when you’re without love.

The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More
Walker Brothers

Home 

And beneath the stars we sat down.
She stilled my trembling hands.
And the heavens dark parted the clouds to reveal the Moon.


Forbidden
The Separation Circle


And beneath the stars we sat down.
She stilled my trembling hands.
And the heavens dark parted the clouds to reveal the Moon.


Forbidden
The Separation Circle

Time heals like a razor.
Time flies like a dead octopus.

All Lost At Sea
The Sepraration Circle

Time heals like a razor.
Time flies like a dead octopus.

All Lost At Sea
The Sepraration Circle