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Summertime In My Heart
Brother, You Must Walk Your Path Alone

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1. The Sun Never Sets Around Here
2. Summertime In My Heart
3. Brother, You Must Walk Your Path Alone
4. The Corner Of Highdown and Montefiore
5. Idiots
6. Mr Mitchell
7. One Of Those Days
8. Lily
9. Welcome To The Weirdness
10. Never Again

The Sun Never Sets Around Here

(transcript)

Ran out of money, the start of the summer
But who gives a damn when you’re doing a runner
Gave them the slip then I gave in a bit
And I never meant nothing, just wanted my own trip

But that’s not me dear, I always felt so queer

Sleepwalkin angel sat at the table
How could you ever love me in this state
Got up today and I just started walking
Bottle in one hand to help with the talkin

But do you see dear, I always felt so queer

‘Cos the sun never shined on me until you came around
I opened my eyes and breathed until I came unwound
The sun never shined on me until you came around
And now the sun never sets around here

I tell ’em everything, even the funny stuff
And now it’s back to work, as if I never left

But do you see dear, I always was sincere

‘Cos the sun never shined on me until you came around
I opened my eyes and breathed until I came unwound
The sun never shined on me until you came around
And now the sun never sets around here

I tell ’em everything, even the funny stuff
And now it’s back to work, as if I never left

Summertime In My Heart

(from Youtube)

I gotta say that it often feels
There’s someone watching over me
I don’t pray and I certainly don’t preach
Maybe it’s just wishful thinking
You gotta take the rough with the smooth
If you’re prepared to tell your own truth
It certainly don’t make me look cool
And maybe it’s just all this drinking

But when I look in your eyes
Suddenly it’s summertime in my heart

I took the first bus into town
And simply threw myself around
It wasn’t big and it certainly weren’t sound
But my did I feel free and easy
And in a while I found my feet
A million miles away from me
There all along but I just couldn’t see…
I just needed TLC

But when I look in your eyes
Suddenly it’s summertime in my heart
And when I hold your hand
Suddenly it’s summertime in my heart

Bless you with all my heart, my soul, my love
I give you it all

But when I look in your eyes
Suddenly it’s summertime in my heart
And when I hold your hand
Suddenly it’s summertime in my heart

Brother, You Must Walk Your Path Alone

(from Youtube)

In the aftermath of longing
I kicked my way out of the shelter of your love
Never knowing or not knowing
Or having sense of what is down or up above

There is no God, only water in the sea
There is no Hell, only people that you meet
There’s no way out of the anger and deceit
Brother, you must walk your path alone

In the absence of your loving
I took a trip towards a circle in the sky
But the circle proved elusive
Just a figment, just a fantasy of mine

There is no God, only summer in the trees
There is no Hell, only rubbish in the street
There’s no way I’d ever try to set you free
Brother, you must walk your path alone

The Corner Of Highdown and Montefiore

(transcript)

There’s a picture in my mind
Neither timeless or in time
I often go there in my sleep
To get some peace, to rest my feet

There’s an echo of a sigh
Gets me all the time, I don’t know why
I shouldn’t push for things that way
At least today, at least today

But I won’t forget, I won’t forget

If you could see me at my best
See them all away and all the rest
I didn’t wish for you to go
And leave me low, just take it slow

It was in the afternoon
A sunny summers day, the garden in bloom
I didn’t know that it would be
The final smile, the last goodbye

But I won’t forget, I won’t forget
(repeat to finish)

Idiots

(transcript)

A year ago the war was won
You and I had plans
I go find my way home
And you go find your man
I was cool just hanging out
Seeing what came true
Summer in antarctica
And winter on the moon
And when I get that feeling
I can’t make up my mind
Almost like when she left my side

There’s a catch I can’t hack
All the idiots talkin to me
It’s a drag and I make no bones
I took years, quelling fears
And all the impulses they told me
To ignore …

People came and people went
Others just remain
I thought by staying invisible
I could stay the same
But something got a hold of me
Something deep inside
Something such a part of me
I could not deny
And when I get that feeling
I can’t make up my mind
Almost like when she left my side

There’s a catch I can’t hack
All the idiots talkin to me
It’s a drag and I make no bones
I took years, quelling fears
And all the impulses they told me
To ignore …

When I get that feeling
I can’t make up my mind
Almost like when she left my side

Mr Mitchell

(transcript)

Mr Mitchell could you please give us the time
Of your arrival on the Dundee Brighton line
I’ll put the kettle on and I’ll make up the bed
You pack a little suitcase with the tunes inside your head

And is it still raining, ‘Cos it’s still raining here
And are you complaining about the motorway this time of year

Oh, we miss you Mr Mitchell
We get a funny feeling when you’re on your way
Yeah, we love you Mr Mitchell
But don’t you ever leave it quite so long again

Mr Mitchell when I open up the door
I’m filling you out a parking permit number plate and all
Get your stuff in and then ask about the drive
Over-excited ‘cos we ain’t seen you for a while

How’s life in the doghouse, ‘Cos I’m in the doghouse now
And I didn’t get the gag about laughing boys out on the town

Oh, we miss you Mr Mitchell
We get a funny feeling when you’re on your way
Yeah, we love you Mr Mitchell
But don’t you ever leave it quite so long again

And is it still raining, ‘Cos it’s still raining down
And are you complaining about the motorway this time of year
And the laughing boys out on the town

One Of Those Days

(transcript)

One of those days where nothing much happens
You get in the car and you drive to the place where the world disappears
One of those days where it’s nothing but traffic
You get on the bus with the sound of the street still ringing in your ears
But in the chaos and malaise, you send the world away, somehow

One of those days where your tricks aren’t forgiven
You push and you pull but you know it ain’t livin not for anyone at all
One of those days you can’t quite believe it
You’re still and you’re static and moving and manic
Getting nowhere at all
But in the chaos and malaise, you send the world away

And waiting for a call, I got nowhere at all
And funny in my mind, weren’t funny at the time
I should’ve read the signs
It’s been one of those days
(repeat)

Lily

(from Youtube)

Lily, you’ve an itch that you just can’t scratch
A body and life that don’t match
I’ve no mind where you’re bound

Lily, what’s the use in pretending
As if our lives are ending
I just pray you’ll be sound

So take yourself to the nearest doctor
And give it up ’cause you know we don’t want you
And do it sensibly, as hard as it may seem
Give it up, ’cause you know you’re a goner

Lily, how the hell d’you do it this time
Took the rules and bent them out of line
You’re out of your mind

Lily, I’ve advice that you should heed now
On why’s and where’s and who’s and how’s
And when you come down…

Take yourself to the nearest doctor
Only he’ll be the one who can help you
Do it right away, and start another day
That is all I’ll say…

Welcome To The Weirdness

(transcript)

Only because of the sun at high noon
Only because of a peach of an afternoon
Only because of the stars and the moon
And we’ll be there soon

I’ve always been down, I’ve always been down on you yeah
And everybody knows and everybody thinks it’s peculiar
I’ve always been down, I’ve always been down on you yeah

You were my mother and I was your boy
Never discovered the ways I could know you more
You went away for a week and a day
But you’ll be home soon

I’ve always been down, I’ve always been down on you yeah
And everybody knows and everybody thinks it’s peculiar
I’ve always been down, I’ve always been down on you yeah

(spoken word section)

Never Again

(transcript)

Took the road all the way
Came in a van to play for you today
Hell it was some ordeal
Somebody sleepin at the wheel
And when the show’s all done
And all the beer’s all gone
We’ll say never again

For now we’re in Amsterdam
Tomorrow Hamburg and a couple grams
Weather’s ok but not great
Just get to the show boys and don’t be late
And when the beer ran dry
We looked eachother in the eye
And said never again
Never again

And when the show’s all done
And all the beer’s all gone
We’ll say never again
Never again

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