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Joe Louis
I Miss You
Shine A Little Light
Time Changes Everything
Welcome To The Valley
15 Days
Transatlantic Near Death Experience
All I Really Want
Strange Feeling
Sophia




Joe Louis
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I've climbed the mountain
And I've pissed into the wind
Stood on the edge and spat over
With cheeks burned on the tip of the bone
Staggering home to a lover

Did your lazy good for nothing
Soldiers cast their cynical spell?
Are they yawning down below you
Smoking mouths in the circle of hell

Joe Joe Joe Louis
How does it feel to be
Joe Joe Joe
Open your beautiful blue eyes
Joe Louis

You are my darkness, my shelter,
My knowledge, my cradle and my sense
And though you may not always
Trail clouds of glory
One day I hope to know what it meant
To see you tower above me
Silver and grey against the blue
Instantly innocent, forever damned
Enjoy your days theyíre precious and few

Joe Joe Joe Louis
How does it feel to be
Joe Joe Joe
Look at you beautiful
Tell us what youíre thinking Joe

Joe Joe Joe Louis
How does it feel to be
Joe Joe Joe
Open your beautiful blue eyes
Joe Louis

Take a deep breath
Open those eyes



I Miss You
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I miss you
But I can't complain
Still got you running round my brain
Acres of green grass
Going up in flames
Still got you running round my brain

We walked in the fields by the resevoir
Capable of anything
Never far from the wheels of industry
Turns us all around
Shaping you and me

I don't cry myself to sleep
I don't crawl the ocean floor
Like some ragged claw
Lost to the deep long ago, oh no
But I miss you

I miss you
And I know deep down
That you
Miss me too

If I could switch to an alternate theme
Live a double life
Chase the dream
Under no illusion
Under no thumb
I'd turn the clock back in a second, son

Can't hold back the tears anymore
Throw some sandbags round the door
Maybe I can drown in my misery
What ever happened to you and me?

The bridge is out
And the phones are down
Heavy weather in the soul
Remember when we were heroes?
When we were gold

Said I miss you

I miss you
And I know deep down
That you
Miss me too

I'm a bad boy
I miss you honey
Yes I do

I'm a bad boy
I miss you honey
Yes I do

I'm a bad boy
I miss you honey
Yes I do

I'm a bad boy
I miss you honey
Yes I
Yes I
Yes I
Yes I do



Shine A Little Light
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Too late the cry I'm walking by
I'm sorry but I've gotta go
With your facial contortions
And your evil proportions
I think I'd be better off alone

Music sweet music drifts down the street
With your head beneath the blankets you'd never know
Laying beside you is another desperate brother
He got no better place to go

Through the long nights that followed
Heartache and hollow
Kicking off a dead man's shoes
These soft white sheets are dirty
I gotta iradicate every last trace of you

He's a monkey turning tricks;
A dancer for tips
He'll show you everything
For the right kind of dough
And in walks my lady
Thank you god, you gave me
A reprieve a pardon so long death row
Let's roll

Through the long nights that followed
Heartache and hollow
A smack in the mouth would change your tune
These soft white sheets are dirty
You know I gotta fumigate this room.

Shine a little light
Shine a little light
On you soul

Shine a little light
On your soul

Shine a little
Shine a little light
Shine a little
Shine a little light
On your soul

Shine a little light

Hunted, cheated, battered and bleeding
What did I ever do to you?

Shine a little light
On your soul

Shine a little light

Shine a little light
On your soul

Shine a little light

No lizard, no vulture
No two-headed beast of folk law
Ever had the gaul to sink so low
Nothing else cuts quite like a knife

Shine a little light



Time Changes Everything
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Such a low down dirty trick you played me
You work your witchcraft so well
Straight through my bleeding heart
Another martyr to your hypodermic kiss
Your needle donít ever seem to miss

Time changes everything

Why did we have to say goodbye
I know why the caged bird sings

Time changes
Everything

Is that a face I saw at the window
Did I hear footsteps out in the hall?
All the people that we used to know
Faces stranded in my mind
Faces drawn without lines,

Time changes everything

Why did we have to say goodbye
I know why the caged bird sings

Time changes
Everything

How can the world keep on turning?
Well what else is it gonna do?
I'm still growing, I'm still learning
I'm not the only child
Hanging in the frame with you

Time changes everything

Why did we have to say goodbye
I know why the caged bird sings

Time changes
Everything



Welcome To The Valley
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Smoke chimney smoke
Your food for the sky
I know for some of us
The most important
Thing we'll ever do is die

Falling for you is easy
But standing back up again's gonna hurt
Welcome to the valley
This is where I work

I heard tell there were fifty million galaxies
For every man woman and child on this Earth
So tell me what are the chances
Of us meeting like this
Down in the dirt

Falling for you is easy
But standing back up again's gonna hurt
Welcome to the valley
This is where I work

#Spoken Yeah c'mon baby, just let me in #

Falling for you is easy
But standing back up again's
Gonna hurt
Welcome to the valley
This is where I work

I've gotta read all the stories
Buy every paper, every book
I'm not afraid to die vicariously

Looks like I'm in love
Love
Love
Love
Love



15 Days
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They wound on through the hills for 15 days
Suffering every fool that crossed their paths
On their way

I don't think they were looking
For diamonds, silver or gold
They were aiming for the pistols and the byrds
That flew above them in the heavy metal sky

They come down from the north
In their waterproof clothes
Nothing in their pockets but faith
That in the not too distant future
They'd be walking tall

You say it's alright now
But the weatherman says snow, hail and rain
That crown of thorns suits you, son
When can we all get another one
It's the least the gods can do
To help us all see this winter through Just like a rose should

Just like a rose should

Now come sun down start of week three
They'd reached the outskirts of town
They didn't need anybody to tell them
What was going down
No clowns

And bringing up the rear, fat fingers in the till
The country boy with thirty-three-point-three
Recurring nightmares
He's no partner in crime

You say it's all right now
But the sergeant thinks the situation stinks
That crown of thorns suits you, son
When can we all get another one
It's the least the gods can do
To help us all see this winter through

Just like a rose should

Just like a rose should

Looking down into the valley, the city below
Slept between the stars and the waxing moon
That hung above them
Beneath the wide arm of the sky

They didn't have what it took to be shallow,
Repetitive careerist fools
Couldn't re-package the brand and profiteer
Just grit their teeth
And remain sincere

You say it's alright now
But the chaplin says ready the grave
That crown of thorns suits you, son
When can we all get another one
It's the least the gods can do
To help us all see this winter through

Just like a rose should

Yeah, just like a rose

Keep us faithful until death
Calm in danger
Patient in suffering Merciful and brave
True to our king our colours and country
And if it be thy will enable us to win
Enable us to win



Transatlantic Near Death Experience
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When dark forms are stirring
In the sediments in your brain
And your wild days are long gone
Never to return again

When your ghosts are all in training
For the forthcoming showdown with you
When you're alone in the dark
When you have to
When you're blue

When she looks straight through you
With those steely grey eyes
With her black hood and scythe
And her mouth so wide
Excuse my ignorance
Is this another transatlantic near death experience?

Caroline says for what it's worth
This won't hurt
I can guarantee
A brand new experience
Life here don't make no sense
We got a date with gravity

So if you feel a beautiful shadow cross your skin
And you can taste the words on the tip of her tongue
Ask her 'is your surname Kevorkian by any chance'
Say hello to your pop
And while you're up ask the captain
To either turn it round or stop

Caroline says for what it's worth
This won't hurt
Come hear the angels sing
Screw the government
Every last one of them's bent
And the cops kiss my shiney ring
Yeah, that's what I sing

So if you see her sometime
Ask her to recall
The eye of the hurricane
Try and make some sense of it all
Our night of obituaries
Chewing our nails
Even the past was tense
On another transatlantic near death experience

Caroline says for what it's worth
This won't hurt
Your future's bright
Flaming orange
To be precise
Just another one of those days
When nothing don't ever seem to go right

#Spoken
Your pants are too tight
And your shoes pinch
And everyone looks at you
In a funny kind of way
You know the kind of day
And some poor sod just died
In a distant land
Shifting sand
That's life
That's death
Well, at least it wasn't me
I can be thankful for small mercies
Before we scurry away in our
Shiny black little hearses #

#Howls and other sound effects (kisses and whistles) #


All I Really Want
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I don't want to buy another thing
I don't want to watch TV
I don't want that pale blue light to
Shine on me

All I really want is you
All I really want is you

I don't need whiter teeth
Or clear skin
I don't need them to tell me
The shape I should be in

All I really want is you
All I really want is you

They sold me a car
A crashing dream
They sold them to everyone
And counted the beans
Bumper to bumper, jam to jam
Inch by inch, scam by scam

All I really want is you
All I really want is you

Sitting on a broken train
Just outside the station
Trying to work out which life
I should be chasing
The artificial needs of the slave population
Searching for freedom in the arms
Of those that enslave them

I don't want to be a fat western pig
Consuming everything in sight
I don't want to crush you
With my military might

All I really want is you
All I really want is you

And a new house
New face
New wheels
No taste
All grace or sympathy
Compassion or love

All I really want is you
All I really want is you



Strange Feeling
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You were just something I had to do
Remember the feeling
Every single shade of blue
Call it luck, call it fate
Call it what you will
Don't hesitate
And let the city lights be your crown tonight

I've got a strange, strange feeling
Talking gallows and guillotines
I've got a strange, strange feeling
Sure I'm not the only one
Wishing the morning would never come
The candles are dying now
Here comes the sun

Sitting on the kerb
Waiting for my patient
Traffic come and traffic go
Waiting for my patient
We never made that flight to paradise
Where were you sleeping last night?

I've got a strange, strange feeling
Ballard Bacon and Hirst to me
I've got a strange, strange feeling
Sure I'm not the only one
Wishing the morning would never come
The candles are dying now
Here comes the sun

Strange
Feeling
Somehow I know
Today's the day



Sophia
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Sophia, Sophia say you'll be mine
Don't leave me hanging out to dry
I wait at the factory gates seven days a week
Sophia, Sophia, so fine

You know outside every strong man
There's a weak one trying to get in
Every single good deed's
Just a stone's throw from sin
You sank me with one shot
Just below the waterline
Sophia, Sophia, so fine

I painted you with street signs
To find a way to your heart
But you got another lover
And it's tearing me apart
I thrive on complications
I'm a good old-fashioned masochist
I never got the message
So many signs I missed
I was in no condition to say
'Letís wait and see'
There's nothing in life so tradgic
As a missed opportunity
So despite the miles
And because the night
Intercity 125
Sophia, Sophia, so fine

Well I don't know how we got here
Dumb luck or a twist of fate
But you're walking down the hillside
And you're opening the gate

Sophia, Sophia, seven days a week
Have I told you lately
Yeah I'm almost complete?

Sophia, Sophia, it cuts me up both ways
Try to see it from every point of view
Everything worth fighting for
Comes at such a cost

Sophia, Sophia, I'll never
Forget all the good things I lost
Sophia, Sophia, seven acre smile
Tiffany blue looking at you and your child
Late summer sunshine
Splashed across the floor
Now I know it's all in the details
Now I know what this is for
Three generations walk together
Once more



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