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the words below may differ from the lyrics sung, this is due to me being slightly hard of hearing and have been intentionally prresented this way

The Waltz
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Don't stand me down or around for I'll never stop saying your name,
Don't stand me down,
I was the one who came rushing to see you,
Believed in your strategy, followed your course,
Around this time yes, I came near to remourse,
never quite did of course, things got worse.
You were the one I was waiting to see,
Believed implicitly, I never took tea,
I'm always in doubt about working it out,
My reasons to shout, they were in doubt but take a look at this:
Oh, It's all changed now,
Now thought it seems,
She won't wait, she won't wait anymore.
Where is Kathleen?
Oh won't leave here.
She won't wait, she won't wait.
They don't wait no more.
As if,
I could not see believed implicitly in the tails of the British democracy,
Swooned to the stories of Royal victories,
The books of history were simply fairy tails.
Ah but never one to doubt about first thinking out,
I restrained all my doubt about working it out,
Your sister it seems is nowhere to be scene,
We don't talk of Kathleen, things are not how they seem.
There's no beauty anymore,
Where is Kathleen?
Oh believe him,
She won't wait.
Where is Kathleen,
Oh believe me,
She won't wait, she won't wait,
Somethings won't wait no more.
Well I've been to the promised land, I got there,
Supposedly,
I went down to the bottom with total despair, it still seems.
Where is Kathleen,
She won't wait anymore.
Where is Kathleen?,
Oh believe him.
She won't wait.
Somethings won't wait anymore.
They won't wait anymore.
Don't stand me down, or around,
I'll never stop saying your name.
Don't stand me down, I'll never never never never never.
This is my Protest.
No don't stand me down, please don't stand me down.
No don't stand him down, No don't stand him down, no,no
*spoken*
"..and you might notice that one or two of these songs tonight
sound a bit different to how you remember them, that's obviously cos we've changed them,
The way we look at this, is this:
The whole world has changed, then why shouldn't we?
Why shouldn't we?
WHY SHOULDN'T WE."
Don't stand me down.
 
OLD
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Old, Have memories to keep this cold away,
What is that they say?
No sense to dwell.
Old, Are you quiet now you've seen your time,
no more need to fight,
As that is worse.
Yeah, I sometimes think that I would like that too,
To surrender to,
To be the King.
but then the fight,
the awful sight,
The confusion, and the fear thats always been my life,
The voice goes:
Well, here or hell, they'll treat you well
as you wont get the girl, if your friends will let you try.
That's what he tells me every fucking night.
Oh but the same thing comes from us.
 
Let's make This Precious
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Pure,
This must be, it has to be,
Pure,
Let's make this pure.
(Do you mean it?)
Yes I do,
(Then let's sing it)
If you don't mind, certainly,
but first bare your hearts and cleanse your soul,
(and then?)
Let's try and make this precious.
Like this:
Let's make this precious.
We're striving over here,
(ever nearer?)
You know, I think so
(Visions clearer?)
Of course it is,
But yet we must forsake all to win,
(All temptation?)
Everything.
(All salvation?)
Now you're talking.
but let this apply to all that we do.
(and then?)
Our striving will guide us and somehow I think that we will.
Like This:
Let's make this precious.
First let's hear somebody:
Sing me a record that cries pure and true,
(Like this?)
No not those guitars they're too noisy and crude,
(singing)
The kind that convinces, refuses to leave,
and there's no need to turn it up.
PURE.
Let's make this precious.
 
I Love You(Listen to This)
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I was thinking of a compromise,
when I saw the beauty in your eyes,
It heightened something in me so I'll say so,
You were always near to me,
and thoughts of you will stay with me,
Til the day I die.
You were standing next to me,
In '82 and 1983
and baby I just never proved I loved you,
There was nothing wrong but the wrong in Kev,
You were everything you were meant to be,
I, just want to say this to you, three words to you,
I want to talk to you about this,
Listen to this.
I love you.
Did you know that it was you from the start,
You didn't care about my stupid words,
and why would you,
You didn't know that baby I was just in love.
I love you.
I tried to love you.
 
I couldn't help it if I tried(Jim's song)
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You gave me your ace card, I gave you my time,
Well confusion said I'd stash it with mine,
You keep on calling, I wont give anymore.
I held out my greasy hand it slipped away,
Could have cried, could have saved you this time.
You keep on calling, I won't give anymore.
If there could be someone,
Point someone, point him at someone who thinks Like I see,
If there is someone, but I've seen so much before.
Held out my greasy hand it slipped away,
Could have cried could have saved you this time.
I dont know what to say,
I dont know anyway,
If there is someone, point someone,
If there is someone who thinks like i see,
If there is someone, point it out,
Someone, that will do it for me.
If there is something,
Something,
There is something, that will do it for me.
 
Liars A to E
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Nobody tells you, you end up knowing,
Bad habits, should i sleep alone?
Open to suggestions is not the way I feel,
Well, im the voice of experiance every word i choose,
Stolen info I dont wanna lose,
Im so secure in my habitat familiar,
You feel so secure.
But this thing is not for you(you pseudo)
So is it easily seen through?(I don't know)
I'll try smoking my own ,hey! don't worry about me.
No need to explain it,
Just leave a message,
Bad habits I shouldnt keep,
While I nip next door to the vendor of charisma,
Because the time,the place and the mood is right,
and Good old Kevin is gonna be alright,
Here comes his soul in the habitat familiar,
But This thing is not for you,(me?)
So easily seen through,
Try smoking my own and dont worry about me.
Yes Your the voice of experiance, every word you choose,
sweet stolen info I dont wanna lose,
I'm so secure in my habitat familiar,
but this game is not for you,(you pseudo)
so easily seen through,
Try smoking my own,
look where it got me.
Nobody tells you, you end up knowing,
Bad habits, should I sleep alone?
Open to suggestions THAT'S NOT THE WAY I FEEL.
 
Nightshift
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Marvin,
He was a friend of mine,
and he could sing a song,
his heart in every line.
Marvin,
Sang of the joy and pain,
he opened up our minds,
and I can still hear him say,
Talk to me so you can see whats going on,
say you wil sing your songs for everymore,
gonna be some sweet sounds coming down,
on the nightshift,
I'll bet you sing it proud,
I bet you would have cried,
gonna be a long night, gonna be alright
on the nightshift
Youve found another home,
I know you'll not alone on the nightshift.
Jackie,
hey what you doing now?
It seems like yesterday,
that we were working out,
Jackie,
You set the world on fire,
you came and gifted us,
your love it lifted us higher and higher,
keep it up and we'll be there at your side,
say you will sing your songs for evermore,
gonna be some sweet sounds coming down on the nightshift,
I'll bet you'll sing it proud,
I'll bet you'll pull a crowd,
Gonna be a long night gonna be alright,
on the nightshift,
you found another home,
I know your not alone on the nightshift.
 
Soon
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I wont need to think of nice things to say,
I dont want to want that way anymore,
Shh now and I can hear some silence,
in that is strength I promise,
This is it no need to fear,
No need for fame, nothing physical, no violence,
Just your good thoughts and love and silence,
the only thing I found worth having, no need to fear.
You take ridiculous moods far away,
you gave me something new that i could say,
I've come to you like this,
I'll keep coming back I promise.
 
Geno
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Back in 68 in a sweaty club,(Oh Geno)
before Jimmy's machine and the rocksteady rub,(Oh Geno)
On a night when flowers didnt suit my shoes,
in a week of flunkin', bunkin' my school,
The lowest head in the crowd that night
practising steps keeping out of the fights,
academic inspiration, you gave me none,
You were Michael the lover,
The fighter who won,
and now just look at me standing looking down on you,
No I'm not being flash its what
I was built to do.
That man took the stage his towel swinging high,
This man was my bombers, my dexys, my high,
Oh the crowd they all hailed you and chanted your name,
but they never knew that me and you were the same,
and you'll all over your song is so tame,
you fed me you bred me I'll remember your name.
Academic Inspiration,
You gave me none,
You were Michael the lover,
The fighter who won,
and now just look at me, looking down on you,
No Im not being flash its what I was built to do.
Oh Geno.(his name was Geno Washington)
It was back in 1968
when my brother John at the Railway Hotel,
This room it was full of bright young men,
I was just proud to be one of them,
Then Geno took the stage with his towel swingin' high,
as he did the crowd went wild,
One of the songs he sang it really spoke to us,
It went like thus:
It went:
Michael(the lover)
He sang a song about Michael the lover.
Oh Geno
His name was Geno Washington.
 
My Life In England
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I thought they said neat when the schoolkids called me mate,
I went home and told my mum after my first date,
I hadn't long arrived from Ireland, the boy Kevinine,
Generations before Wolverhampton hadn't seen,
We talked of America, the music and the life,
Peter was the leader, he taught me how to fight,
My life in England,
I can remember St Theresa's social where "Kevin Barry" rang out,
My mum whispered to me "Kevin, In England that song is not allowed"
I felt awake but at the same time romantic, cut off and misty eyed,
Their faces are so pained and melancoly, with smoke clouds on the side.
My Life in England,
Later in London, ten year old Kevinine,
I wondered how things might have been if they'd stayed,
The scruffy kids and the faces that I knew,
Cos accents like mine, in Harrow there were few,
I learned to talk more cockney but thought about the Wolves,
The sound of wolverhampton, it's toughness and "the doug",
My Life In England
 
Until I believe/Tell me when my light turns green
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I took some time to sit and think about this, think what to do,
I take some strength to banish hollow sorrow, hollow sorrow's nothing new,
Just enough strength to last until tomorrow,
Until I believe in my soul.
At night I lost sight of the purpose despite
the trickery I thought was right,
I was an arrogant boy I wouldn't let you hold the door,
Where's my prize?
That's all there ever was(oh yeah)
That's all there ever was(oh yeah,yeah,yeah)
The same for everyone(Oh yeah,yeah,yeah)
Would you please repeat it, break it to me gently?
Darling standing over there,
I was an arrogant boy I would not let you hold the door,
Not kind, not nice, Where's my fucking prize?
That's all there ever was(oh yeah)
That's all there evr was(oh yeah,yeah,yeah)
The same for everyone(oh yeah,yeah,yeah)
Officer?, officer?
Yes?
I would like to make a confession.
Right, let me take down the details, what exactly is the nature of this offence?
Well, it's a bit vague actually, I cant remember actually remember what happenend, I dont remember all the details, I remember the incident, but I can't remember what actually happened.
Well, you will have to do a bit better than that!
Well, I'm trying officer, I really am, you think I'm not trying?
No, I'm not saying that, when exactly did the incident take place?
71 to 93
WHAT!!?? Look I'm sorry but you cant come around here and expect me to take down details of a crime that happened so long ago, you dont even know what the crime was, it's absolutely ridicolous, I've never heard anything like this before in my life.
I'm sorry, I didnt mean to waste your time,
Well, you certainly have.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry,
Sorry's no good, its no good at all, what's the matter with you?
I don't know..I just don't know......
Seen quite a bit in my 49 years,
I've been manic, depressive and I've spat a few tears,
spat on and shat on
Wont you tell me when my light turns green,
Spat on and shat on,
Wont you tell me when my light turns green.
Rambling and gambling just hoping for more,
Ive been losing and boozing but I dont know what for,
Does anybody know where my light is?
Wont you tell me when my light turns green?
There's no doubt at all believing in you,
your works all around for me to see,
Why you believe where my light is?
Would you please tell me when my light turns green.
Yeah, let me know what it means.
Help me to come on home.
I tried so hard to figure it out.
Help me please.
It's alright you wanting your light to turn green, but you've got to do something about it.
I'm trying officer.
Are you sure?
Yes,
ARE YOU sure?
Oh god yes.
Til I believed in my soul I kept burning and searching.
I've caused damage everywhere, i caused chaos everywhere,
til I believed in my soul,
I still have difficulty,
I was burning and burning,
I was burning in the city of Birmingham
Burning in the borough of greater London,
Burnt by the Thames, SW1,
I was burning.
You were burning?
Me! I was burning,
Did you start this trouble?
No
Well, who did?
I dont know?
Well, Im sorry but theres nothing I can do about this.
No?
Oh no, this is out of my juristiction.
Oh, I see,
You need something greater, greater than me,
To stop the burning?
Yes to stop the burning!
Can I stop the burning?
YOU can stop the burning!
How do i stop the burning?
LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's all there ever was(oh yeah)
That's all there ever was(oh yeah,yeah,yeah)
The same for everyone(Oh yeah)
I get the picture now.
 
Come On Eileen
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Poor Ol' Johnny Ray,
Sounded sad upon the radio
Broke a million hearts in mono.
Our mothers cried, sand along who'd blame them?
You've grown, so grown,
Oh I must say more than ever.
Tooralooratoorralooryeayy,we'll sing this like our fathers.
Come on Eileen, Oh I swear(well he means)
at this moment you mean everything.
With you in that dress, my thoughts(I confess)
Verge on dirty.
These people round here,
wear beaten down eyes sunken smoke dried face
so resigned to what their fate is,
But not us(no never)
no not us(no never)
we are far to young and clever
say tooraalooratooryeay
I'll sing this song forever
Come on Eileen, well I swear,
(well he means)
come on darling,
that pretty red dress.
Eileen, (tell him yes)
Now you have grown, now you have shown,
You've grown, so grown,
Stay close to me I tell you eventually things around here will change.
With you in that dress, well my thoughts I confess, verge on dirty.
Come on Eileen, these things are real,
I'm just trying to tell you about the way I feel,
Twenty long years since I sang this song,
Now I'm back to you to try and right all the wrongs,
Come on Eileen.
Twenty long years since I sang this song,
Now Ive come back to right all my wrongs.
comeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeoncomeon
Come on Eileen.
Thankyou, goodnight, god bless.
 
Because of You
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Because of you, these things I do.
Because of you, because of you.
because of you, because of you.
You love nature(you love nature)
You love nature(you love nature)
You love nature don't you?
Anything you want me to do,
baby I'd do it to you,
anything personal i can do
I'll do it for you,
Anything I can do you gotta see this through.
You love nature(you love nature)
You Love nature(you love nature)
You love nature don't you?
Your alright with me
you just need a little company
Your alright with me
You love nature(you love nature)
You love nature(you love nature)
You love nature don't you?
 
This is what she's like
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So, Kev,
What?
What was she like?
Who?
You know
I do know..I do know...
What's she like?
Well you know the kind of people that put creases in their old levis.
You know?
I do
The type that use expressions like tongue in cheek?
Yes i do,
She's not like those people
No?
May i state here and now.
But I cant help thinking all the time Im thinking of her.
What's she like?
In time in time.
This is whats shes like.
You know?
Well you know how the English upper classes, well how they do their thing?
Yeah I know.
You've seen those boys from Notting Hill and Mosely,
They describe nice things as wonderful
She never would say that.
She's totally different in every way.
You know?
What's she like?
How do you mean?
What's she like?
In time in time.
Tell me what she's lke?
Come again Pete?
Tell me what she's like?
In time in time, this is what's she's like.
Pete, I would like to express myself, right here, right fucking now.
Pete,
what?
You ever get these really really crazy things going around in your head?
Like fucking mad thoughts and anger,
Now and again, occasionally.
She dont get that, she dont get it.
What's she like?
in time in time.
Tell me what she's like?
How do you mean?
Tell me what she's like.
In time in time.
I'll tell you what she's like.
Well I'll tell you what she's like given half a chance,
Can I make this clear as to what she's like.
I will paint a picture of what she's like.
I'll tell you just what she's like.
Listen close, listen close,
I'm gonna tell you what she's like.
You'll be in doubt as to what she's like,
Listen close my friend, listen close.
 
Manhood
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It's just your manood Kev oh it's your manhood,
Your a man is that understood?
There's no more frightened man that walks,
My fear comes each time somebody talks,
(but dont you have enough to eat?)
Oh yeah, but deep down I feel so poor,
I feel rejection everywhere, even when she isn't there,
I admit my god I was scared(but not anymore).
And I got scared to say "hello"
I was always thinking that they would want to go,
and though I hated myself I also felt that I
had to shine somehow.
(Are you always feeling guilty?)
Affirmative
(Do you envy those who care free?)
I was scared that I planned my every move.
Its just your manhood, oh its your manhood
Your a man, is that understood?
But will I always be the stranger at the door?
Its just your manhood Kev its your manhood,
Your a man, is that understood?
Listen,
I tried to love recently,
I found Im sick emotionally,
Michaela from my heart I didnt know what to do,
I dont think that i can stand this lonelyness no more,
Somehwere inside, there might be happiness,
I just could not seem to get it out,
(what is it that you want to say?)
I tried so hard to be a man, Ive often worried if I can,
My life just felt like a fight,
Let me tell you how for years,
I was waking up in fear,
Seemed like everything I did was judged all wrong(in my mind)
Until i could break free, I'd always be lonely,
what use is a broken man,
If its my manhood alright,
Why is it that I cant stand my lonliness no more,
Thats the way my life will be,
Im not supposed to be lonley,
Ive got one choice
(whats that?)
spitituality
BIG G!