HALF THE TIME (E. Dando)

There’s a crow flying down from over the hill
Cracked paint on my window sill
Each morning broke provides a girl
Forget my evening feeling world
When day gets dark it seeps into my skin
And I recall the spark that kept me sane

Can’t talk to you it’s plain
Won’t start to name my pain
Or forget I don’t why
You tugged the corner of my eye
Moving up the neck of my guitar
I turn the lamp off, I see where you are

You’re the one light slowly fading in my mind
Furthest from my head, half the time
Simple point, too bright to leave the sky
You’re dissolving in my eye
In my eye
My closed eye
Half the time

Mountain Dew and Malboro
While I stew over all I owe
My eyes set wet against the breeze
Guide the sun into the trees
Where squirrels are holding acorns in their teeth
I can't see into why I made you leave

You’re the one light slowly fading in my mind.
The furthest from my head, half the time
A simple point revolving in my sky
You're dissolving in my eye

 


HANNAH AND GABI (E. Dando)

Got me watching your eyes
Watching things go by outside
Out the window of a train
Easy sipping them
Just seeing it fly left to right
Pour the milk and I’ll say when

I’m out wandering around
You’re the one thing I’ve found
I don’t mean to bring you down
I’m out wandering around

Kinda hoped you wouldn’t blame me
I can’t wake up
Every day and find the same me
You can scream
But I’ll just dream how you might disappear
All I know is it’s never clear

I can’t hold you near
You just are not here
Though it wasn’t hard or far
I walked you to your car

 


HATE YOUR FRIENDS (E. Dando)

You got problems you can’t solve
It’s enough to make you start to hate your friends
You go to a show, they stare at your face
Don’t you know? You hate your friends

When you got problems you can’t solve
It’s enough to make you start to hate your friends
You go to a show, they stare at your face
Don’t you know? You hate your friends

Your face is blushing
Your temperature’s rising
Drink yourself silly
There’s no use disguising that you hate your friends, go!

Stare at the newspaper, nothing to say
There’s really no use in me going away
I think I’m going to the drugstore today
Maybe that chick’s working over there today

When you got problems you can’t solve
It’s enough to make you start to hate your friends
You go to a show, they stare at your face
Don’t you know? You hate your friends

When you got problems you can’t solve
It’s enough to make you start to hate your friends
You go to a show, they stare at your face
Don’t you know? You hate your friends

Your face is blushing
Your temperature’s rising
Drink yourself silly
There’s no use disguising that you hate your friends

You hate your friends
You hate your friends
You hate your friends

 


HE'S ON THE BEACH

He was just a friend of mine
I'd run in to from time to time
And long before he moved away
We used to share a taste for wine
Still I never knew that he was sad back then
He said, the time had come for him to take a holiday

And he says it's brilliant there
There's something in the air
And sunshine everywhere
He's on the beach
I know he's changed somehow
He sends us postcards now
I'm not sure where he is, but he is out of reach

When he called me up one day
And said that he was going away
I thought he meant a week in France
And not 12,000 miles to Sydney Bay
Still he had to take his chances
He said, the time had come, for him, to make a move away

And he says it's brilliant there
There's something in the air
And sunshine everywhere
He's on the beach
I know he's changed somehow
He writes us postcards now
He's on his own again
And he is out of reach (I bet he gets it on the beach) 
And I don't blame him
Leaving was the best thing he could do
He longed for changes
I just hope he's happy when he does the things he thinks he has to do
And he tries, and he tries, yes he tries
But he's a little bit hard on himself
So now he's trying to be someone else

And he says, he says, he says it's brilliant there
There's something in the air
And sunshine everywhere, he's on the beach
I know he's changed somehow
It's in his postcards now
He's on his own again, so far out of reach
And he says it's brilliant there
There's something in the air
And sunshine everywhere, he's on the beach
I know he's changed somehow
It's in his postcards now
He's in Australia
So far out of reach
And he says it's brilliant there.

 

 

HEY JOE (traditional)

nb: sections marked [] are spoken.

Hey Joe, I said where [sorry]

Hey Joe, I said where you going with that gun of yours
Hey Joe [I've never played this song before], said where you going with that gun in your hand
Going down to shoot my lady
Said I caught her messing around with another man

Hey Joe, you know I caught her messing around with another man
That ain't too cool
Hey, hey Joe, I heard [shit]
Hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down, shot her down to the ground
Yes I did, I shot her
You know I caught my old lady messing round town
I give her the gun, I shot her
[This is our first Jimi Hendrix impression]

Hey Joe, where you going to run to now
Where you going to run to, where you going to go
Hey Joe, where you going to run to now
Where you gonna, where you gonna go
Going down Mexico way, somewhere I can be free
[I don't know this song very well]
The hangman ain't going to put a rope around me.

 


HOME

See 'Your Home Is Where You're Happy'


HOSPITAL (E. Dando)

There’s a disease
Going round the hospital
Green, green leaves
Falling from the trees

There’s a disease
Going round the hospital
Green, green leaves
Falling from the trees

You gotta run away
You gotta spin a web
You gotta stay out late
You gotta stay in bed

 


HOW WILL I KNOW

There's a girl I know, she's the one I dream of
Look into her eyes, takes me to the clouds above
Yes I lose control, I can't seem to get enough whoa
When I wake from dreaming, tell me is it really love?

Tell me how will I know?
How will I know?
How will I know?
How will I know?
How will I know if she really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
Falling in love is so bittersweet
I'm asking you ‘cos you know about these things
How will I know if he's thinking of me
I try to phone but I'm too shy - can't speak
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong why do I feel weak?

Oh, wake me, I'm shaking, I wish I had you near me now whoa
Said there's no mistaking, what I feel is really love

Ooh how will I know
Don’t trust your feelings - how will I know?
How will I know?
Those things they can be deceiving
How will I know?
How will I know if he's thinking of me
I say a prayer with every heartbeat 

 

I AM A RABBIT

Well I’ve been called a dope before
Say I’m not sexy anymore for you
Say I am an animal
Say I'm not a man at all, it's true

I am a rabbit
I’ve got to have it
Its force of habit
I'd like to share my carrot, with you

Say I've got a one track mind
But I just want to have a grind with you
I don't wanna marry you
I just want to get through to you

I am a rabbit
I’ve got to have it
Its force of habit
I'd like to share my carrot, with you

I must of been a bliss too
Say I’m not concerned
But I don't wanna go with you
To the point of no return
That’s because I'm a rabbit

 

I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME

I’ve been travelling over miles
I don’t want to know
And staying up for days
Why oh why do I roam?

It’s not that I don’t love her
And the lord knows that I do
But the changes in the city made a fool of me
I got too free
Forgot I had a family

 


I’LL DO IT ANYWAY (E. Dando)

Bless my soul and maybe I should leave it alone
I’m sure it would be safer to stay at home
You’ve made your point, it’s pointless and it’s all gonna burn
I’m in state to skate, but I’m gonna take my turn

I know you may never really understand
Why go through these motions with my hands
It’s a gesture at best, but my body is in the right place
To fall in your arms now, and wait to save face

I’ll do it anyway
No matter what they feel
Ain’t got all the facts
But I got a hunch
And I know the deal

I’ll do it anyway
Shine what you might have heard
There’s something at hand
It just ain’t planned
It’s still a beautiful world

American men you know them, they gotta be right
When it’s left to me often times, I’d rather not bite
They make a big deal out of everything, and they got too many guns
And just to make ‘em mad, I’m gonna do it for fun

I’ll do it anyway
No matter what they feel
Ain’t got all the facts
But I got a hunch
And I know the deal

I’ll do it anyway
Over the barren plains
I’m still girl
It’s just a horse
And I got the reins

 


I LIKE TO (E. Dando)

I like to pick things up
And drop them down again
I like to go nowhere
Tell no one where I've been
I dig laughing in your face
And telling what I've seen
Hurting myself and being mean
I like to
It's a bitch to be simple
It's a bitch to be free
It's a bitch to come down where you ought to be

 


IF I COULD TALK I'D TELL YOU (E. Dando/E. Kelly)

Half past nine, quarter to two, ten fifteen
And we’re coming round again
Hold off, are we going soft
Flushed my Zoloft, and we’re coming round again
Found out and I almost drowned
Walked back down, and we’re coming round again

If I could talk I’d tell you
If I could smile I’d let you know
You are far and away
My most imaginary friend

If I could talk I’d tell you
If I could smile I’d let you know
You are far and away
My most imaginary friend

Khmer Rouge, je ne sais quo
Your place or mein kampf, now I’m giving the dog a bone
Slight hunch without the vaguest clue
To keep the blood balanced and we’re coming around again
Half past nine, quarter to two, ten fifteen
And we’re coming round again

If I could talk I’d tell you
If I could smile I’d let you know
You are far and away
My most imaginary friend

If I could talk I’d tell you
If I could smile I’d let you know
You are far and away
My most imaginary friend

 


IN PASSING (E. Dando)

Time goes by so very slow while you are fasting
I don't think I really know if you are asking
Crash the plane and boil the snow then do the last thing
Picture of a piece of wood stuck to the plastic
Declarations spoken low and said in passing
You're the one I used to know I hear you laughing

If I knew that you were coming
I'd have stayed awake
If you knew where you were going
I'd be interested
Miles of fields and it's snowing
On a frozen lake
If I knew that you were coming
I'd have stayed awake

Time to die, You're welcome, You just overstayed it
I simplify the card was dealt before you played it
Your sense of community is kinda dated
Taking care Jerusalem is locked and gated
Making sure we all hate who we always hated
Till your lust for blood is well and truly sated

If I knew that you were coming
I'd have stayed awake
If you knew where you were going
I'd be interested
Miles of fields and it's snowing
On a frozen lake
If I knew that you were coming
I'd have stayed awake

 

 

INTO YOUR ARMS (R. St. Clare)

I know a place where I can go, when I’m alone
Into your arms, into your arms I can go
I know a place that’s safe and warm, from the crowds
Into your arms, into your arms I can go

And if I should fall
I know I won’t be alone
Be alone anymore

I know a place where I can go, when I’m alone
Into your arms, into your arms I can go
I know a place that’s safe and warm, from the crowds
Into your arms, into your arms I can go

 


IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY (E. Dando/T.Morgan)

I’ve never been too good with names
The cellar door was open, I could never stay away
I know it’s probably not my place
It seems as though I’m searching for a simple way to say

It’s a shame about Ray
In the stone, under the dust, his name is still engraved
Something needs to go away
It’s a shame about Ray

If I make it through today
I’ll know tomorrow not to leaving my feelings out on display
I’ll put the cobwebs back in place
I’ve never been too good with names, but I remember faces

It’s a shame about Ray
In the stone, under the dust, his name is still engraved
Something needs to go away
It’s a shame about Ray

 


IT'S ABOUT TIME (E. Dando/T. Morgan)

Bite my tongue
And I won’t say a word against anyone
But I don’t wanna get my fingers wet
Unless it’s an accident

Fell out on the street
Now I’m watching my shoes and I grit my teeth
But I don’t have to look that way
And if I had half a say

It’s about time
It’s about time
Lick my lips
And I won’t hear the end of this

On my knees, a reassurance
Buy some time and come back for it
Before long, before it’s gone

Patience is like bread I say
I ran out of that yesterday

It’s about time
It’s about time

Enough about us
Let’s talk about me
It’s not about you
It’s not about sunshine

It’s about time
It’s about time

Touch my leg
It’s smooth but there’s stubble there
I’ll fall back and let ‘em go
Only when I know you know
I don’t know, make me sure

Have your people contact mine
And keep your lawyer on the line

It’s about time
It’s about time
It’s about time
It’s about time

 


IT'S ALL TRUE (E. Dando)

I haven’t cried baby, since I learned to talk
Haven’t fallen down since I learned to walk
And I don’t get bored watching the tube
And I’ve never had a rock in my shoe

And if I tried baby, would you mess me around?
Would we both get bored by this simple sound?
Sorry about dropping that lude
It just seemed like the best thing to do

It’s all true
I got me
She’s got you
We’ve got time to share a few

You never get me down when I’m feeling blue
If I tell you lies you don’t believe they’re true
Now I really should be on my way
If I’m gonna stick around all day

It’s all true
I got me
She’s got you
We’ve got time to share a few

She’s so precise
With her exacto knife
She’s gonna take her life

I don’t wake up with a sudden start
With some empty arms and a broken heart
And I don’t get bored watching the tube.

 

KEEP ON LOVING YOU

You should have seen by the look in my eyes baby
There was something missing
Should’ve known by the tone of my voice maybe
But you didn’t listen

You played dead but you never bled
Instead you laid still in the grass all coiled up and hissing

And though I know all about all those men
Still I don’t remember
‘Cos it was us baby way before them
And we’re still together

And I meant every word that I said
When I said I love you it meant that I’ll love you forever

And I’m gonna keep on loving you
‘Cos it’s the only thing I wanna do
I don’t wanna sleep I just wanna keep on loving you

And I meant every word that I said
When I said I love you it meant that I’ll love you forever

And I’m gonna keep on loving you
‘Cos it’s the only thing I wanna do
I don’t wanna sleep I just wanna keep on loving you

Keep on loving you
‘Cos it’s the only thing I wanna do
I don’t wanna sleep I just wanna keep on loving you
I wanna keep on loving you
I wanna keep on loving you
I wanna keep on loving you
I wanna keep on
I love you forever

 


KITCHEN (N. Dalton)

Thrilled to be in the same post code as you
I tell you things I know you’d like to know
Treat you to cake every night
Suddenly turn, and it’ll make you fright
Smile at me, I’ll hold you really tight
And follow you into bed

Run around ‘til morning
We’ll stay awake all night
We’ll repeat the same stories
But of course never in front of friends
How it all started in the kitchen

Remember the time you said we should wait a while
You’d let me know when you changed your mind
Yeah, I was sad for some time
But 12 hours watching me at the wheel
Made me realise what you really feel
Won’t have to hurt anymore

Walking you home along Mount Vernon Street
You told me secrets I was shocked to know
Pretend it was me every night
I’m thrilled to be in the same post code as you
I’ll come and visit, maybe never go
Follow you into bed

Run around ‘til morning
We’ll stay awake all night
We’ll repeat the same stories
But of course never in front of friends
How it all started in the kitchen

Run around ‘til morning
We’ll stay awake all night
We’ll repeat the same stories
But of course never in front of friends
How it all started in the kitchen

 


KNOXVILLE GIRL (Traditional - arrangment by E. Dando)

I met a little girl in Knoxville
A town we all know well
And every Sunday evening
Out in her home I’d dwell

We decided to take an evening walk
About a mile from town
I picked a stick up off the ground
And beat that fair girl down

She fell down on her bended knee
For mercy she did cry
“Oh Willy dear, don’t kill me here, I’m unprepared to die”
She never spoke another word, I only beat her more
Until the ground around us, with all her blood did pour

I took her by her golden curls, and swung her round and round
Throwing her into the river that flows through Knoxville town
Go down, go down you Knoxville girl with dark and rolling eyes
Go down, go down you Knoxville girl, you can never be my bride

I headed back to Knoxville
Got there about midnight
My mother she was worried
And woke up in a fright
Saying “dear son, what have you done, to bloody your clothes so”
I told my anxious mother, I was bleeding out my nose

I called for me a candle to light myself to bed
I called for me a hankercheif to bind my aching head
Rolled and tumbled the whole night through, as troubles was for me
Like flames of hell around my bed, and in my eyes could see

They carried me down to Knoxville and put me in a cell
My friends all tried to get me out, but none could make my bail
I’m here to waste my life away down in this dirty old cell
Because I murdered that Knoxville girl, the girl I loved so well. 

 

LEARNING THE GAME (B.Holly)

Hearts that are broken and love that’s untrue
These go with learning the game

When you love her and she doesn’t love you
You’re only learning the game

When she says that you’re the only one she’ll ever love
Then you find that you are not the one she’s thinking of

Feeling so sad and you’re all alone and blue
That’s when you’re learning the game
That’s when you’re learning the game


LEFT FOR DEAD see CLANG BANG CLANG (E. Dando)

 

LENNY (N. Dalton)

The original lyrics as written by Nic Dalton on 10th November 1992, the song was originally intended to be a duet with a male and female part.

Male:
Lenny, Lenny Kravitz
You're a dad to me
'Cause I'm only fifteen

Hey girl, (oohh) have a toke
We're just a welcoming committee
Not a joke...

Lenny, Lenny Kravitz
You're so good to me
But I'm only fifteen

Female :
Hey, wait a minute!
How did my brother figure out
That we're only 15 on the charts...

Male:
She's cool, hey
She could be my protégé
Lenny, Lenny Kravitz
Hey my my, Lenny Kravitz

 

LET'S JUST LAUGH (E. Dando/B. Stevenson)

I say out with it, you're not drinking
I say out with it, you're not drinking
It's not for me to know what you're thinking
'bout people staying home locking windows
Outside the basement
A texan stranger
With a rope and a straight razor
Is getting impatient for something major
It's in his nature

Two more years to go
Then you're supposed to know
How to get back home
Someplace near Waco

Let's just laugh
We can never do anything about anything, anyway
Whatever will be, I guess we'll see
So let's just laugh

War is sacred as rape and hatred
And we're just aphids in hell's half acre
In the dark and on TV fires
Just a country on rims for tyres
Excuses tired

Someone fetch the piano wire
I hope you're tried and fried before you're finally fired

Two more years to kill
If you want I will

Let's just laugh
We can never do anything about anything, anyway
Whatever will be, I guess we'll see
Let's just laugh
Let's just laugh
We can never do anything about anything, anyway

 


L’IL SEED (C. Brennan/ Chambers/ E. Dando/ Tarver)

Society tells me who I can be
Tells me who I can know
Tells me what I can grow

Some office slob tells me when I can talk
Tells me when I can choke
Tells me what I can smoke

Well the critics criticising, analysing
Tell me what do they know?
People pushing, people showing
Too much hate and not enough loving
Guess that’s the way it goes
Now the cops are on my land
Took my garden in the sand
I’m feeling kinda low

All for a l’il weed
All for a l’il seed

What comes out of the dirt
Tell me how it can hurt
Tell me who it can harm

It works on a man
I coaxed her out of the ground, baby

From just a l’il seed
Comes some mighty fine weed

Yeah, the critics criticising, theorising
Tell me what do they know?
People pushing, people showing
Too much hate and not enough loving
Guess that’s the way it goes
Now the cops are on my land
Now they’ve broken up my band
I’m feeling kinda low

All for a l’il weed
All for a l’il seed

 

 

LITTLE BLACK EGG (M.Stone)

I don't care what they say
I'm gonna keep it anyway
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with it's little white specks

I found it in a tree
Just the other day
And now it's mine, all mine
I won't let them take it away

Here comes Mary, here comes Lee
I know what they want to see
But, I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with it's little white specks

I found it in a tree
Just the other day
And now it's mine, all mine
I won't let them take it away (away)

My little black egg
My little black egg
My little black egg
My little black egg
Don't touch my little black egg
Don't touch my little black egg
My little black egg
My little black egg
My little black egg

 

 

LIVE FOREVER

Maybe I don’t really wanna know how your garden grows
‘Cos I just wanna fly
Lately did you ever feel the pain in the morning rain?
As it soaks you to the bone

Lately I just wanna fly
Wanna live I don’t wanna die
Baby I just don’t believe
Maybe I just wanna breathe
Baby you’re the same as me
We see things they’ll never see
You and I we’re gonna live forever

Well maybe I don’t really wanna know how your garden grows
‘Cos I just wanna fly
Lately did you ever feel the pain in the morning rain?
As it soaks you to the bone

Maybe I will never be
All the things I wanna be
Now is not the time to cry
Now’s the time to find out why
I think you’re the same as me
We see things they’ll never see
You and I are gonna live forever

(whistling)

Maybe I don’t really wanna know how your garden grows
‘Cos I just wanna fly
Lately did you ever feel the pain in the morning rain?
As it soaks you to the bone

 

 

LIVE WITHOUT (B. Deily)

Kill the longing,
Though I know I'm lying to myself
It's an eccentric gift
Gathering dust on the shelf

Still feverish;
Say dies -- one wish
New stars, old sky:
Lies satisfy

How can you live without losing anything?
What do you give the girl who has everything?

While the months go by
And I can almost touch you
I pull back from your hand
Because I want too much to

Hat full of rain
Clean & profane
Though impolite
Can this be right?

I can't -- can't stop you
Do what you want to
What's left -- left over?
Some song you wrote her...

 


LOSING YOUR MIND (E. Dando)

What a comfort to find out you’re losing your mind
And you re-realise that it’s not the first time
You burnt the beyond when you learned how to fly
Just to find later on that there isn’t a sky
There aren’t any clouds, and there aren’t any trees
There aren’t any birds, ‘cause there’s no cinder caught in my eye

‘til I’ve tied a tired knot and learned to untie it
Just can’t decide if I should lie or tell the truth and try to hide it
‘til I’ve tied a tired knot and learned to untie it
Just can’t decide if I should lie or tell the truth and try to hide it

 


LUKA (S. Vega)

My name is Luka
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes I think you've seen me before

If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was

Maybe it's because I'm clumsy
I try not to talk too loud
Maybe it's because I'm crazy
I try not to act too proud

They only hit until you cry
And after that you don't ask why
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore

My name is Luka
I live on the second floor

They only hit until you cry
And after that you don't ask why
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore
You just don't argue anymore

They only hit until you cry
And after that you don't ask why

They only hit until you cry
And after that you don't ask why - why
You just don't argue anymore