Wednesday, 29 August 2018

BURNING SPEAR - Throw Down Your Arms


BURNING SPEAR - Throw Down Your Arms

DRAMS 3 : For the Boys, The Songs of Brian Mackenzie

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SOME SAMPLES

this is why we get black holes
to gather all the useless words
eat the ducks and swans
from the village pond
build latrines for them
on the village green

when it's night
I have to stare
my love has moonbeams
in her hair
I see stardust everywhere
magic is in the air

see all the girls
the pretty girls
only there for show
one sweet kiss
from a girl I love
I sell my soul to the devil

inside I'm filled, deep with rage
ashamed I do nothing
from my invisible cage

they say the lead is a grizzly bear
ol' baloo fret
it's ok to scream!

no one told them
what they would find
no one told them
the horrors to see

when I think about you baby
all I want to do is call
hear your voice across the airwaves
reverse charges on recall

children you got to stop
you got to enjoy your lives
no more killin'
on the streets of London

some won't come home
these soldier boys
left in graves
in a foreign land

they don't see behind his eyes
they don't see the tears he hides

the Fuhrer's voice
rang in our ears
he gave us the future
filled us with hope

we have waited for this day
we have waited for this moment
for clear skies at night

started the revolution
for ten million bards
his music found art
with songs from the wind

Jung Yi a loves fiery temptress
let me be under your control
the Virgin Mary lost her ticket (knickers)
her barren womb will be sold

this place is dark and eerie
there's no welcome here
unholy feelings
bring out a sense of fear

strange jagged rocks
in a bright blue sea
boats chasing wind
from the harbor key

I digress
from these beautiful views
my life's a mess
you see

deep in the jungle
horrors of Nam
with death all around
you got to get out, run away

how someone so good
can suddenly change
the brightest of stars
they can easily fade

all that remains
is this ruin you see




Thursday, 2 August 2018

Robbie Roberson - Somewhere Down the Cray River

WEDNESDAY CLUB

FEEL THE HEAT





 
ROBBIE ROBERTSON - Somewhee Down the Crazy River

BAD GOING DOWN

I was half watching an Australian movie, it was a bit slow. I picked up my phone and made a few notes as I was watching. By the time the movie had finished I had the start of something. I looked at these notes the next day and come up with  Bad Going Down  which is very loosely based on the movie. Saying that I don't think you get Navajo Indians in Australia. I did say loosely based.

BAD GOING DOWN

It's desolate dangerous
45 in the shade
dust swirls up
from the arid winds
the only ones left now
are ones who have sinned
the inbreds, losers, hookers and dead

there's bad going down
near Old Crow's creek
things you don't see
things you don't speak

It's desolate dangerous
45 in the shade
many a hazard
this sweltering heat
the day burns you up
there's things ready in wait
vultures, scorpions, spiders and snakes

It's desolate dangerous
45 in the shade
he came back
to this hell on earth
a place from his past
'don't sell our lands to them'
a Navajo Indian speaks in old tongue

there's bad going down
near Old Crow's creek
things you don't see
things you don't speak

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

5th Dimension - The Magic Garden

WEDNESDAY CLUB

                                 ODE TO HER




5TH DIMENSION - The Magic Garden

MYSTIC BLUE

Sometimes you have a good feeling about one. Well I got it with  Mystic Blue.  It came easy and flowed. It's not my usual, but it shows my romantic side. There is no need to snigger over there please, that is not necessary.

MYSTIC BLUE

when it's night
I have to stare
my love has moonbeams
in her hair
I see stardust everywhere
magic is in the air

I swear
don't know what to do
when she smiles
it's mystic blue

when it's day
I say a prayer
my love has rainbows
in her hair
I see sunshine everywhere
love is in the air

I swear
don't know what to do
when she smiles
it's mystic blue


at night
she's surrounded
by sparkling fireflies
in the day
the colored kites wave
as she passes by
all the flowers bloom
rain drops on her skin
smell of sweet perfume

I swear
don't know what to do
when she smiles
it's mystic blue

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Trraffic - John Barleycorn Must Die

WEDNESDAY CLUB

DRAG ME TO THE WHEAT






TRAFFIC - John Barleycorn Must Die

A WHEAT AWAY  (Neo's song)

Neo was out with Ripley in the park, he said he  'always keeps the Wheat in sight'  (Wheatsheaf Pub). I said  'it was only a Wheat away'.  Mine's a Stella.

A WHEAT AWAY  (Neo's song)

these green fields
where all children play
the dogs running free
see majestic red woods
they catch the wind
forcing branches to sway

always keep the wheat in sight
your only a wheat away

get on your way
from these Longlands
down the Cumberland
be it soave or be stella
her arms open wide
ready for your command

it's a short trip
down the winding lane
very close to Sainsbury
there's a concrete oasis
and a druids circle
with its barley and grain

always keep the wheat in sight
your only a wheat away

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Jim Reeves - When Two Worlds Collide

WEDNESDAY CLUB

DANGER



JIM REEVES - When Two Worlds Collide

WARNING :

The worlds below have no connection with the worlds in Gentleman Jim's song!

COLLISION COURSE  (a love song)

I woke about 3p.m. with the words  Oh! these two worlds, that collide together, we tear chunks
out of each other's heart. I kept saying it over and over. The rest of the verse came easy. I sat on my bed in the dark and blearily got it onto my phone before I forgot. The next verse came easy too. I had to get up again. I thought that this was a bit dark even by my standards and would not be suitable for tender ears. I 'am therefore issuing a health warning :

If you are of nervous disposition please do not read.

COLLISION COURSE  (a love song)

Oh! these two worlds
that collide together
we tear chunks
out of each other's heart
what was once
peace and tranquil
is open and raw
torn apart

Oh! these two oceans
that crash together
we rip flesh
from each other's heart
what was once
peace and loving
is dead decaying
ripped apart

Oh! these two worlds
that collide together
our minds split
with these vicious lies
what was once
pure and sacred
is maggot infested
left to die

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Peggy Seeger - The First Time Ever I saw Your Face

WEDNESDAY CLUB

THIS IS LOVE WEDNESDAY




PEGGY SEEGER - The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face

CAN IT EVER GET BETTER THAN THIS

I was lying in bed thinking there is nothing coming through. Then from the line  'Can It Ever Get Better Than This'  I got the first verse and chorus done in a few minutes I got up put it on my phone and went back to bed. The second verse came immediately. Everything was in one take I did not need to ad or correct. It is great when this happens. You just get a good feeling about it.

Later when I go up I sent what I did to my PC and the third verse came just as easily.

CAN IT EVER GET BETTER THAN THIS

It was easy to fall for you
it crept up and took over me
I was a little scared
I could feel so deep
but you were all I could see

lying close in your arms
feel the touch of your skin
there is nowhere else I rather be

can it ever get better than this

a moment away from you
was a moment far too long
I was a little scared
I could be so alone
with you is where I belong

it felt so natural and good
was it something in the air?
we're a little scared
what was going on
we knew that love was there

lying close in your arms
feel the touch of your skin
there is nowhere else I rather be

can it ever get better than this

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Tomorrow Belongs to Me

WEDNESDAY CLUB

DARK TIMES


TOMORROW BELONGS TO ME - From Cabaret

ROSE TINTED GLASSES

Sellhunter gave me the title  'Rose Tinted Glasses'  I had a few attempts at it but was not happy with the results. I woke this morning and the first verse and chorus was there before I got up. I did another verse and did not think it needed anymore.

ROSE TINTED GLASSES

we rose from the dust
and these ashes of loss
marched to the sounds
of military bands
the Furer's voice
rang in our ears
he gave us the future
filled us with hope

I saw my man
through rose tinted glasses
in his black uniform
he looked like a god

with our mythical past
aligned with the Gods
the red Swastika flags
sway in the wind
the Furer's voice
rang in our ears
he gave us his vision
1000 year Reich

I saw my man
through rose tinted glasses
in his black uniform
he looked like a god

the silver skull
shone like a fire
death and destruction
burning our land

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear

WEDNESDAY CLUB

THE CRYING GAME




BURL IVES - A Little Bitty Tear

THE TEARS I HIDE

A friend on Facebook said something about tears, I can't remember exactly what. It made me think about hiding tears. The usual suspects are all here, clown, jester, me!

THE TEARS I HIDE

look at the clown
he’s playing the fool
they’re all laughing
the painted rouge
pretends to smile

they don't see behind his eyes
they don't see the tears he hides

look at that girl
dressed to the nines
makeup is perfect
the white powder
hiding the lines

they don't see behind her eyes
they don't see the tears she hides

look at the Jester
jokes for the crowd
knowing the tricks
to win your heart
and take you in

they don't see behind his eyes
they don't see the tears he hides

just look at me
come with a smile
outside I'm laughing
but torn up inside
I'm torn inside

you don't see behind my eyes
you don't see the tears I hide

they don't see behind their eyes
they don't see the tears they hide