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(Chatterbox)
House Rules (Only)
(Put Up a) Whytte Flagge
Coconut Song (The)
Shock (To The System)
(Someday) Soon
Burn Bright (Burn Long)
(We'll Cross) That Bridge (When We Come To It)
Spellbound (Baby)

 


Genie

Star Of The Show
Watch Yourself
For You
Satellite Pictures
When the Note of the Engine Changes
Chatterbox
Shock to the System
Don't I Know You From Somewhere?

1st May 1999
3am Bradford To Capricorn

Dry White Wine

Another Dollar
Smile For Me
You Decide
The World is Watching
Mrs Sayers
Unconvinced
Say Yes
BP
They Say

Spellbound Baby
Burn Bright
True Drop Out
Cross That Bridge
White Flag
Million
Timing
House Rules
L Star Chimes
My How Times Have Changed
Soon


Slippery Slope
Good To See You Again
Stephanie Rocks
Questions Breath
Getta Career
Queues, Lists and Ladders
The Resigning Pope
No Safety Valve
Stand Or Stray
Genius Is Next To Insanity

 

 


Afternoon Hook
Brighten My Day
Spark of Life
Unnecessarily
See it the Same Way
The Pure Nerve
Rachel
This Is The New Paradigm
I'm No Angel
Next To Immortal
Does It Make a Difference?
All Lyrics are copyright © Porvari 2004 - 2014      

 


Million (Sam Whimpenny)

Time has made another guess
There could be more
Turning from the meaningless
What am I for?

Love has made a life at last
No need to look into the past

And you can know
When the wild winds blow
I will be there

Tiny hands that grasp the world
I will hold it still
You who were the oyster’s pearl
Now you are so real

Who can see your destiny?
No-one can give a guarantee

But you can know
When the wild winds blow
I will be there

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When the Note of the Engine Changes (Sam Whimpenny)

Oh no
Will you forget that I said it
I’ve given the game away
Well I can read in those great green eyes
You’re not shocked what I say

It may be January sunshine
It could well be alcohol
It could be the way you look at me

But when the note of the engine changes
It’s never subtle I know
And when the note of the engine changes
We are in trouble
At least I hope so

You smile
But you’re not at all certain
I know I’m not number one
Yet
It’s not commitment I’m after now
Just a chance to give you some love
I may sound slightly romantic
I don’t really mean it that way
It’s just unstable semantics
Words can mean anything, they say

But when the note of the engine changes
It’s never subtle I know
And when the note of the engine changes
We are in trouble
At least I hope so

I had to know
Which way the flags would blow
And yes I know
We’re gonna make it somehow you can take it from me that

When the note of the engine changes
It’s never subtle I know
And when the note of the engine changes
We are in trouble
At least I hope so

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Chatterbox (Sam Whimpenny)

Hadn’t you better practice walking on walls before you walk on me?
Don’t you think you’re prey to one or two pitfalls that you just can’t see

Don’t start rumours that you can’t defend
Don’t start rumours that upset your friends

Cos your friends may know the game
And it’s seldom in the frame
Before I know

Don’t go walking on me

A week or two ago you were on the level don’t you realise?
Many things you say have unintended gloss and I’ve some first class spies

Don’t start rumours that you can’t defend
Don’t start rumours that upset your friends

Cos your friends may know the game
And it’s seldom in the frame
Before I know

Don’t go walking on me

Lessons to be learned
Your heart may turn the tide
Your silence is the lie
That your desperation cannot hide

Don’t start rumours that you can’t defend
Don’t start rumours that upset your friends

Cos your friends may know the game
And it’s seldom in the frame
Before I know

Don’t go walking on me

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House Rules (Sam Whimpenny)

Begins with a “f”
And ends in a “y”
It’s got an “e” a “d” an “l” a “t” and two “i”s
The root of all heartbreak
The cause of all hell
The chance of a lifetime
Goes down at the bell

I’m in love with two women

I’m in love with two women
I can’t be the first
In my head and my heart
I can’t quench the thirst
I could tell you tomorrow
I could tell you today


But I’m never gonna tell you
At least not this way

It ain’t gradually fading
As these things sometimes do
It’s getting so big
I can’t think of anything but you two
My mind is wide open
I can’t see an end
You’re both my lovers
But you’re both still my friends
I can’t be the first
In my head and my heart
I can’t quench the thirst
I could tell you tomorrow
I could tell you today
But I’m never gonna tell you
At least not this way

One love is always there
To her needs I can tend
One love is lonely
I only see her now and again
One love is stable
One love is sure
One is so beautiful
There can’t be a cure

I’m in love with two women
I can’t be the first
In my head and my heart
I can’t quench the thirst
I could tell you tomorrow
I could tell you today
But I’m never gonna tell you
At least not this way

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White Flag (Sam Whimpenny)

I am the perfect prisoner
I am the perfect prisoner

It’s all over in a matter of moments
When she smiles I know I can’t compete
It’s all over in a matter of moments
My surrender is complete

Put up a white flag

Nations have fallen for less than this
Nations have fallen for less than this

It’s all over in a matter of moments
If it’s a question of the company I keep
It’s all over in a mater of moments
Is it my fault I’m losing sleep?

Put up a white flag

If only there was someone I knew
Someone to talk to
Someone to say it’s alright
If only there was someone I knew
But I got plenty of friends
And they all say the same thing:
Don’t

Put up a white flag

If I told her she’d never know
Even if I told her she’d never know

It’s all over in a matter of moments
If this is crisis then I hope it lasts
It’s all over…
Maybe now I can forget the past

And put up a white flag

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The Coconut Song (Sam Whimpenny/Simon Meader)

If I landed on your island
Would you notice me at all?
Something subtle, I’m a shy man
Would your heart beat faster?

And if I sailed away
Would you try to find me?
And make a mockery of the rocks and chains that bind me to you

Through the mantra of the sunshine
We could answer all your fears
Who is Perfect? Who is Wrong?
Does your money tell you?

And if I sailed away
Would you try to find me?
And make a mockery of the rocks and chains that bind me to you

Come on lady get real with me
What do you really want to be?

Find your gold on these golden sands
Share your fortune with me now
Can you hold the fates in your hand?
Shall we tell the world how

And if I sailed away
Would you try to find me?
And make a mockery of the rocks and chains that bind me to you

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Shock to the System (Sam Whimpenny)

With his dilettante glasses
And a handlebar moustache
He was a prime suspect for the movement
Handed his tradition down
With all his inhibitions
Of course it was me who needed improvement

Take it like a man
All I could hear was in that phrase
Take it like a man
It’s the kind of thing time can’t erase

I was a shock to the system
They said “Why d’you wanna mister?”
Shock to the system
Now everything’s blown, all you could have known
Take it like a man

Hair touching his nipples
On his face you saw the ripples
Of a smile about to break the ice
Stoic and impassioned
Like a Greek God out of fashion
He was silenced because he wouldn’t pay their price

Take it like a man
Something told me he knew too
Take it like a man
It was his expression that pulled him through

He was a shock to the system
They said “Why d’you wanna mister?”
Shock to the system

Now everything’s blown, all you could have known
Take it like a man

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Soon (Sam Whimpenny)


Someday soon it’s gonna be OK
And I can hear your doubts
I can see your worries
Someday soon
We will be on our way
And I can hear the engine


I can see the road ahead

No-one ever said it would be easy
No-one ever said it would be fair

Someday soon we will be in the sun
And you will se your dream
And I will hear my heaven
Someday soon
We’ll smell the cleanest air
And I will kiss you there
And we will laugh again, my love

No-one ever said it would be easy
No-one ever said it would be fair

But we’ll get there

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Burn Bright (Sam Whimpenny)

Listen to the words the wise men say
They will come back to you someday
You could guess it all my friend
Pay Attention!
It’ll make sense to you in the end

Burn Bright Burn Long

Some are Teachers, some are Knowers, there’s no doubt
Trust Philosophy that let’s you shout
Anyone can make this grade
So what’s your name?

Burn Bright Burn Long

Gotta get through to you
It’s up to you what you do
If no-one returns your calls
Your world is your four walls
Time doesn’t fly it crawls
You can begin again…

Burn Bright Burn Long

Essence isn’t everything you know
Theory can begin what life won’t show
Summer’s in the back room now
And here she comes
How is life looking now you’ve done your sums?

Burn Bright Burn Long
Burn Bright Burn Long

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Cross That Bridge (Sam Whimpenny)

Have you ever wondered if you’re going nowhere?
Have you ever thought of changing the Plan?
Now is always good, now is where we are my dear
So listen to your heart it’s beat is strong
It’s beat is clear

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll fight that fight if we must
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll shine our light and we know who we trust

People always tell you life is such a trial
Maybe they should fall into their own trap
Here is where we are, here is looking good to me
So listen to your heart
It’s beat is strong, its beat is clear

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll fight that fight if we must
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
We’ll shine our light and we know who we trust

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Mrs Sayers (Sam Whimpenny)

Mrs Sayers isn't it time we met?
Mrs Sayers, they say that time hasn't come yet
But I'm not so sure
Mrs Sayers we should make the best of this
Like One Sneek Kiss is not enough

Are you gonna answer my prayers?

Sex is beautiful you won't deny
Now come on what have you got to lose?
Something tells me it won't be long
Till you won't be able to choose
Giving it away
Every fibre in your body is burning (I can see it from here)
Lots of people have told you I'm the one
I'm the one who's gonna ruin their dreams

Mr Sayers
How can anyone be worthy of that name?
Mrs Sayers
How can any one man have staked his claim on you?

That just won't do

Mrs Sayers have you ever considered a compromise?
Mrs Sayers need I say more?
Well well well those cosmic looks are getting nearer
Well well well we're beginning to see clearer, clearer

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Don't I Know You From Somewhere? (Sam Whimpenny)

I think we got our wires crossed somehow don’t you?
Lying twice as fast as each other is fun
But we all tell stories, some of us tell the truth
Yes we all tell stories but some of us tell the truth

If I told you we’re in love would you believe me?
It’s not the time we spend together I’m sure
But we all keep secrets, some of us write them down
Yes we all keep secrets but some of them get us down

When I watch you play your part I’m so elated
But when I watch you disappear like that I’m so sad
Cos we all have mirrors but some of us really care
Yes we all got mirrors but some of us come upstairs

Oh brothers don’t you give me gane away
My life just ain’t the same these days
Oh Brothers don’t you giv my game away
If you do I’ll have a few strong words to say

Well we all got problems but some of us hide them well
Yes we all have problems but sometimes it’s hard to tell

I’ve seen that look of innocence on many a wild eye
I never trusted it before I ain’t meaning to try
Cos we all drink fruit juice but some of us drink as well
Yes we all drink fruit juice but sometimes it’s hard to tell

They say you’re a teaser, no more no less
Hmmmm, let me guess
They say that it’s true, say you’re Mrs. And all…
Well I’m well aware but I can’t say I care

Cos we all get Sunshine but some’s got modern freedom
Yes we all get Sunshine but some’s got more than freedom

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Satellite Pictures (Sam Whimpenny)

Like to catch the breeze this evening
I feel in need of it somehow
It’s a curtain for a meaning
That I just can’t help you now

Oh how would I call it?
If it was mine?
Oh who would I leave it to everytime?

The cumuli cling softly to the sky
A silver shower cuts me dry
Spark and sparkle meet this morning
In a perfect alibi

Oh too many dreamers
Not enough time
Oh how could a night be cruel everytime?

I took what I thought I wanted
If lessons are learned
Cuts that don’t always heal
Have got to be turned to my advantage

There is no ring in this engagement
Just a word that sees it through
If my master’s taking chances
It’s only fair I do too

And if I ever let you know
What a waste my feeling for you would be

The bridge is coming here to meet me
I no longer need to move
And the image pecks at shadows
That in turn must be improved

Oh Satellite pictures
On your TV
Oh Don’t be disheartened
It’s only me.

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No Safety Valve (Sam Whimpenny)

Just what are you trying to prove?
Dictatorship has left you bemused
“Swear” you’re calling time after time
"Maybe” might have spared you this crime

Self expression hits a new low
You’ve preached but now you’ve nowhere to go
Shelter’s what you have but don’t need
It’s someone else that you’ve got to feed

With your hairpin bend philosophies
And your high heeled leather boots
You’re a corkscrew in my head – I cannot free you
You electrocute reality
As you execute ideals
Your Perspex lies are getting hard to see through

Desperation sets in a last
You know you can’t control what is past
Patterns of relief in your head
Thinking over what she’s just said

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3am Bradford To Capricorn (Sam Whimpenny)

I am free
I’m tied down
I am lost
I am found
She’s in stay
Not in go
She’s in yes
Not in no
I’ve been to places where the light means summer
The snowflakes whisper and the wind’s a murmur
The subject may have been a source of friction
But I was left inside my own description
I’m the court
She’s the trial
I’m the Sun
She’s the dial
I’m the mask
She’s the face
I’m the time
She’s the place
The stars are shooting and the ice is melting
And act of mercy or a flooded delta?
The seconds sit upon the marble morning
They stop and stare as we watch them falling
I’m the grass
She’s the grail
I’m the shop
She’s the sale
I’m can hint
She can tell
I’m the wand
She’s the spell
Is she a comma or a complication?
The rain is listening to my elation
A change is wrought out of the Southern stations
I catch a market and I lose creation
I’m the cry
She’s the tear
I’m the glass
She’s the beer
We are two
We are one
We are halves
We are none

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Star Of The Show (Sam Whimpenny)

Dear John it's happening just like I said it would
The system is extolling what you planned
Dear John don't let it bite - it's teeth are sharp
And the syntax is what you and I won't understand
You should beware my friend
It is an evil road we must tread
Without a kindly word
We must accept what will not be said

Dear John don't let your mind run away from this
Give me another clue which I should know
Dear John don't crack, if you do the reason's gone
You alone can predict which way my mind might blow
I heard it was people like us
That were susceptible to prayer
But if we can close our ears
Then we can surely close their cares

Dear John you've been the helping hand more than once
If I can't repay I'll surely have to leave
Dear John your thoughts are so much clearer now
And what can a health fanatic life not achieve
An inkling of sympathy
Passes over my furrowed face
Please don't encourage him
He might just take my place

Don't you dare give in John
You're the star of the show!

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True Drop Out (Sam Whimpenny)

So what’s the news have you found the new magic wrapped up in a glossy magazine?
Who did you tell? Where love ends don’t you know life must go on?
And in your selfless oblivion
Tired and alone
I bet you been told that before
And that old cross of bones…

Do you really think it does more than I can?

You know where I’ll be: on the streets down the way, but I won’t be begging tonight
And I’ll fall asleep, crashed out in a barn somewhere while you’re still uptight
And who can have won
This undeclared race?
Me in my workers rags
You in imitation lace

Ain’t it about time we got to know one another?

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Watch Yourself (Sam Whimpenny)

Draw the curtains on inevitable night
Let your conscience do the rest
Less attention will be paid if you are right
Who’s to say who does it best?

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

Please yourself I won’t be staying all that long
My farewell is imminent
Let the poet in me stay for one last song
Now suppose your anger’s spent

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

Will you turn the tables on me once again?
I don’t think you’re capable
Now we’ve seen the “you” without his Sacrament
We can tear off the label

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere
I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
I decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

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My How Times Have Changed (Sam Whimpenny)

I’ve been sleeping here too long
Time for a change
Everyone just can’t be wrong
Where was I today?

Maybe I could get to like you
Maybe I’ll stay cool

My How Times Have Changed

So the city says goodbye
In so many words
Opinions are no more liars
In so many words

Wishing that I’d never met you
Isn’t helping me now

My How Times Have Changed

With the squealing of breaks outside
I must be gone
If they ask for a souvenir
Tell them I was wrong

Is that me in the distance?
Have I started so soon?

My How Times Have Changed

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BP (Sam Whimpenny)

Hold it right there
This is not gonna work in the present tense
If I could choose
I would drop it for a while, if I had the sense

Only you can make decisions
Only you can make me see
If the crisis isn’t over
Then explain the rest to me. To me

This’ll put some colour back in your cheeks
This’ll get your blood pressure to what it should be
In my opinion

Spoken well sir
If I may say so like a gentleman
Desperation
Lends an orator’s tongue to the dumbest of us

Only you can part the meeting
Only you can set us loose
If the powder is still burning
Why don’t we just use the noose. The noose

This’ll put some colour back in your cheeks
This’ll get your blood pressure to what it should be
In my opinion

It’s an urge that’s deep within us
To protect ourselves you see
If they forge it when you’re with them
Then just think what they can do when you’re away

It’s a problem I’ll admit it
But your pity is a bore
There’s no need to be so bitter
It’s just life and nothing more. No more

This’ll put some colour back in your cheeks
This’ll get your blood pressure to what it should be
In my opinion

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For You (Sam Whimpenny)

If you’re gonna call me make it soon
There’s nothing but the chances in your room

Who am I to answer for you?
Who am I to question you?

There’ve been a lot of changes since I saw you
If I knew the way I’d see it through

Who am I to answer for you?
Who am I to question you?

Got to know how you feel

I know what other people like to say
And there are other games that I could play

Who am I to answer for them?
Who am I to question too?

Got your message from a friend
Am I always last to know?
Don’t expect me to pretend
I know who’s starring in this show

Surreptitious glances will not do
There’s nothing you can ask that I won’t do

Who am I to answer for you?
Who am I to question you?

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Genie (Sam Whimpenny)

Scientifically it can’t be true
Too much weight, too much inertia
But the proof is there in front of you
Flown here all the way from Persia

And the Genie is set free
He’s well qualified I hope you will agree
He’ll do anything you ask
Name your wish Sir, name that task

Intuition stares you in the face
There is something slightly scary
When you contemplate the Human Race
Life can be so damn contrary

And the Genie is set free
He’s well qualified I hope you will agree
He’ll do anything you ask
Name your wish Sir, name that task

Keep believing, keep your smile intact
You’re an accessory after the fact
Don’t ask for proof as a refusal will offend
Just keep believing till the end

Have another glass of irony
Take the chill from your illusion
I was watching but I did not see
Guess he escaped in the confusion

And the Genie is set free
He’s well qualified I hope you will agree
He’ll do anything you ask
Name your wish Sir, name that task

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1st May 1999 (Sam Whimpenny)

There are words on this wind
If I listen they’re meaningless
When I let my head spin
Then they seem to begin again

Shine in my mind
And may you explain to me
That though life’s unkind
Not all of it needs to be

As I listen to time
Echoes seem to be answering
If I could catch the rhyme
Love might still hold a place for me

Shine in my mind
And may you explain to me
That though life’s unkind
Not all of it needs to be

As this breeze blows the world
Round another sunrisen sky
And the rays that are hurled
Show the way for us to decide

Shine in my mind
And may you explain to me
That though life’s unkind
Not all of it needs to be

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Smile For Me
(Sam Whimpenny)

All day I’ll stay
To help you through
My love is not negotiable

For you I live
I still believe
No harm will come while I am here

My world changed once when you were born
And I will get you through this storm
I’ll plant that seed of doubt
And grow an Oak of love
So high even you can’t climb it

These things you do
That seem so strange
I’ve been that man so many times

Life breaks your heart
But you can mend
I’ll be your bridge to love again

My world changed once when you were born
And I will get you through this storm
I’ll plant that seed of doubt
And grow an Oak of love
So high even you can’t climb it

So smile for me
You must be free
Your life has only just begun

I know it’s hard
We all are scarred
But open eyes see everything

My world changed once when you were born
And I will get you through this storm
I’ll plant that seed of doubt
And grow an Oak of love
So high even you can’t climb it

So smile for me :o)

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Afternoon Hook (Sam Whimpenny)

When the devil’s lines were on your path
You just dance around their ire
And the Sun depicts your curls and combs
In the shade of the church’s spire
Yes you with your amber sunglasses and your shady go between
It’s me with my pocket book and tapes
Writing letters to the queen of the air

You shake your fist when you’re not too pleased
But your smile is like a fire
I watched you cross the village green
You unhooked the old town crier
Bells and baubles beads and bets
Clatter from your father’s car
And your dopey sideways lilt of the head
Takes my breath right to the queen of the air

The hint I missed so long ago
Is becoming very clear
You’re the world’s best dressed, you’re the number one
You’re the hippies’ volunteer
Covered in scents of misty dawn
From the ragged hills of politeness
Showering love on everyone
As you stand and show us who’s the queen of the air

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Brighten My Day (Sam Whimpenny)

I’m too honest by half you know that
And I say things that mean too much
For one go
It rains all the time here
Blue sky is held in fear
But you, yes you brighten my day

These questions they spark too many fires
But they burn and are forgotten
No smoke remains
To cloud our intention
It can’t hold my attention
Cos you, yes you brighten my day

Sure there’s other that I think about
Perhaps to numerous to say
But you preside above the highest high
Cos you yes you brighten my day

Seems so strange to write like this to you
No soldier fights as hard as me
To defend you
You’re my lover my closest friend
We’re the head chef’s choicest blend
And you yes you brighten my day

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Spark of Life

I am, so you say
A pirate, a premonition of doom
I will, so you say
Be tempted to become immune
This cannot happen I cried
This cannot happen they agreed
But the permanence of life is all you’ll need

Pull strings, this you did
In public, in prepared conversation
There was, there still is
A correction I could not fulfil

“Why did you mislead me?” you cried
“ Why did you mislead me?” I asked
But the World’s ambition son, that’s all your task

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Unnecessarily (Sam Whimpenny)

I wouldn’t want you to worry
Unnecessarily
But if I catch you out
I will not blame me
Give me your hand
I want to be sure
You understand
My kind of law

When all the world is quiet
And the streets are free
That’s when you stay Home
That’s where you’ll find me
Lover and Lord
Know who I am?
So self assured
Shut tight as a clam

Time has taken time to be this way
Witches walking free to turn away
You could be too
If you’d listen to me
You could be through
If you still want to be

I wouldn’t want you to hurry
Unnecessarily
You know too well I’m coming
There’s no mystery

Give me your mind
I want to be sure
I want to be kind
I want to take some more

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See it the Same Way (Sam Whimpenny)

We could play your game forever
The face is never far away
Does this fighting make it better
When we know what’s in the way?

Is there something I should know
That won’t please me
Can you turn your head to go
And still tease me?

If only you could see it the same way

How many times have you been cheated
Is it harder now than then?
Trusting people are mistreated
It’s a fact of life my friend

Can’t you face me now at least
I can take it
Here the Sun rises in the East
I don’t make it

If only you could see it the same way

Life’s too short for you to stay
If you have to go, go
Who’s to say you won’t be happy
With someone else to love, love

If only you could see it the same way

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The Pure Nerve (Sam Whimpenny)

Maybe I could dye my eyes a different colour
If you saw a blue eyed me would you still know?

Mummy’s got a brother for you
Mummy’s got a brother for you
Mummy’s coming home soon

Where would you live if you had the choice darling?
A ray or a ribbon, a Rolls Royce darling?

Mummy’s got a brother for you
Mummy’s got a brother for you
Mummy’s coming home soon

Power’s a word that I never use lightly
Watts are disguised but the thought is unsightly

Mummy’s got a brother for you
Mummy’s got a brother for you
Mummy’s coming home soon

Is my new dream falling through
Through the ceiling of my truth
Is my major calling you?
You the feeling of my youth

Mummy’s got a brother for you
Mummy’s got a brother for you too
Mummy’s coming home soon

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Getta Career (Sam Whimpenny)

Christ they got on at me so hard
Santa Claus in the school yard
Spit and sawdust in public bars
Hide yourself if the fuzz come in

And

Get a Career, get a career

Questions seemingly frivolous
Took new meaning from day to day
What was I going to be?
Surely not a Refugee?

I’d
Get a career, get a career

Diamonds sparkled on her neck
Shattering, clattering on my ears as I spoke to her
So success was to be the Next, the Latest, the Great
The Big Man (or Woman)

You’d better get a career
Get a career

So I’m not a perfectionist
If we all were where would we be?
Fashion flatters a freak I guess
Would you think that it helps you to

Get a career, get a career

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Queues, Lists and Ladders (Sam Whimpenny)

When I was young the way was clear to me
Waste tax payers’ money at a University
Get top class grades and a Master’s Degree
And go in half way up
To make it to the silver lining at the top of the tree

But sadly I got slowly disillusioned with this
The striving for chains and stabilised bliss
I laughed at their petty idiosyncrasies
Oh yes I know my vocabulary
Antidisestablishmentarianism me

Queues, Lists and ladders
Your face is looking slightly battered
Did you have a fight with your Secretary?
Or was it that you couldn’t get free?

Queues lists and ladders
The time it takes will make you madder
Don’t become the bore on the factory floor
Let your thoughts rise the midnight sky

The kids on the street have no more glamour than the elite
But they’re striving for a far different goal
If you ask for my advice I’ll say gladly to you:
Don’t let the other man win
Stop him even if you have to use a rolling pin

Queues lists and ladders
You’re the only one that matters
You call the cards and it’s hard to resist
You’ll soon be writing the lists

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Dry White Wine (Sam Whimpenny)

We bought a bottle of dry white wine, me and a friend of mine
The cork was old and it broke in two when we opened it
But I tasted alright

Oh Mary take your hand of my knee
Oh scary, I couldn’t believe it was me

She said with Dry White Wine
It always ends up the same with me
Dry white wine
A kiss, a cuddle, a catastrophe
Dry white wine

I locked the door and made my excuses to the rest of them
She looked a picture I held her hand and then the rest of her
Ooh she felt so good

Oh Clara, whatever happened to Mary?
Oh scarier, half the town’s out looking for me

She said with Dry White Wine
It always ends up the same with me
Dry white wine
A kiss, a cuddle, a catastrophe
Dry white wine

What will it take to bring me back to my senses?
I spend half my life jumping over next door’s fences

She said with Dry White Wine
It always ends up the same with me
Dry white wine
A kiss, a cuddle, a catastrophe
Dry white wine

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Say Yes (Sam Whimpenny)

The floor’s gone quiet, do you think we ought to try it?
There’s a first time for everything
Cloud’s no cover for the Sun in summer
So at least turn Winter to Spring

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

A stray glance gives away a whole lot of feeling
Now there’s no way I’m turning back
Life has sold me what he thinks I can’t handle
Now there’s no way I’m gonna crack

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

Say yes say yes say yes say yes say yes

My heart keeps beating like my mind keeps repeating
Now don’t you take her too far
Here bracelets rattle like a full scale battle
I’m a madman look at me now

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

Say yes say yes say yes say yes say yes

Will you dance with me tonight?
Will you dance with me tonight?

The clocks tick slower as our voices get lower
There’s a Megavolt charge in the air
Signs there for reading for the nosey people needing
To laugh off their own jealousy

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

Say yes say yes say yes say yes say yes

I’m not the one to turn away from

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Genius Is Next To Insanity (Sam Whimpenny)

We’ve been criticised enough already
It’s time we hit back and made it hurt
Trouble is we’re so busy working
While you’re all occupied being alert

Some people say
Genius is next to insanity
Without wishing to push my vanity
Genius is next to insanity
That makes me mad

Turned on my very expensive radio
Heard some singer grunt and groan
Well maybe I could hit it off that way
All you got to do is be a rolling stone

Genius is next to insanity
With a voice so rough and granity
Genius is next to insanity
That makes me mad

Christ it’s a hard life not being a superstar
It’s so unclear where to begin
Why is it us that’s getting nowhere fast
The public is so thick skinned

And genius is next to insanity
Is this really the essence of Humanity
Genius is next to insanity
That makes me mad

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Rachel (Sam Whimpenny)

Rachel
Widow of charm
With her passionate calm
She’s the lady
Distant an near
She’s the actresses tear
In a moment of sheer
Perfection
Imminent Archangel
Born to be bartered
She sells all her comfort for smiles
Travesty, destiny
White women’s jealousy
Shines like the mantel of love

Rachel
And her answer is tell
She’s the wish and the well
Everywhere
Carries herself to a certain dead end
And some clandestine friend
Calls the number
I can see her in me
Precious Society
Stands in the way once again
This time I’ve come alive
I can’t change now that I’ve
Wanted her love for so long

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This Is The New Paradigm (Sam Whimpenny)

The signal is green
But the lines are still not open
You know what you’ve seen
But the price is rising faster than you are

Take a look at what you’re fighting for
You’re driving human beings into the floor
But you don’t save by deception anymore: It’s time

This is the new paradigm
You’re shaking your head all the time
But the system that spawned you is dying
This is the new paradigm

Your target is fixed
But your sights have started moving
Feelings are mixed
But your theories need reproving

What have you gained by keeping other men down?
Your friends are changing so it’s time you came around
You’ll be so lonely when we knock off your crown

It’s time….

This is the new paradigm
Think about changing your mind
We herald love not design
This is the new paradigm

This is the new paradigm
Shuffle your bridge cards and mime
Show me who’s boss of your kind
I’d like to watch his decline
This is the new paradigm

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I’m No Angel (Sam Whimpenny)

A virgin she’s young
On the tip of my tongue is the chorus
The key to her kind
The Tragedies grind, I’m a Taurus

The night is long but it’s not infinite
It’s an acrid afternoon under clouds of white

Darling I’m no angel
I’ve been sentenced by life’s court
The Clerk couldn’t find it in him to give me a progress report
Accept me I’m no angel
These roads just never bend
You’re my only corner I can feel you’re no dead end

She’s shaking with cold
She does as she’s told: I’m an actor
I’ve always been easy
My life didn’t please me, but now I’m not sure

Her kisses have woken my long latent passion
My legs feel so steady but my mind’s out of fashion

Darling I’m no angel
As I’m sure you realise
Promise you won’t leave me till these tears have left my eyes
Accept me I’m no angel
But I’ll pray for you tonight
Could you find a reason to be stranded till daylight

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Next To Immortal (Sam Whimpenny)

You are what you make yourself, eternally
As you look on the memoirs of trust in my eyes
I spun you this tale to cure a long illness
A soul like a Coconut Shy
The odds are against us meeting again
Watching from this plimsoll line porthole
But I in disguise as a poacher of fear
Am Next To Immortal

He cried when I mentioned you were soon to be here
His mistress did comfort, his fist it did clench
For a whitewash of ideas she played on his mind
Till he dived for his chic rented trench
This performance of tenderness, caring and love
Is a thing that cannot be controlled
But you in your mantle of yellow and flame
Are Next To Immortal

I'm hired out to losers to friends of the Pope
I'm the lover of laughter the smoker of dope
I'm the Shuvha'penny Board that needs 10c to play
I'm the tarot card witch with her 10c a day
Some comfort is drawn from this lack of reaction
As I hear the Ambassador chortle
Yes he, even he's an acquired taste for life
He is Next To Immortal

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Does It Make a Difference?(Sam Whimpenny)

Someone told me they had changed the Plan
Is it gonna make a difference now?
Change of heart, a new way, a new man
Is it gonna make a difference now?
We must wait until the Sun goes down
We must wait until the world turns round

Take some time where there was none before
Is it gonna make a difference now?
One day, sure, the rich become the poor
Is that gonna make a difference now?

We can start to investigate
But something tells me we will be too late

I still see the same old faces
Just on different people now
In identical old places
Warriors and Wounded
Who has won this war at last?

Changed the colour of the flag again
Is it gonna make a difference now?
Though most of us don't deserve this pain
Is it gonna make a difference now?

Is it gonna make a difference now
Warriors and Wounded
Who has won this war at last?

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Another Dollar (Sam Whimpenny)

Bought myself a sieve today
Helps to weed the memories
Tin man told me “Give today”
Are they all my enemies?

What’s so wrong with freedom?
Who can really fail?
All you need is one strong suit
And a Holy Grail

Another day another dollar

Stock is falling I can smell
Fear inside the building
Time to ring the Liberty Bell
Lilies might need guilding

Looked inside a mind today
Sunshine, slush and slimy
Everyone’s a find today
If a little grimy

He can be my Reason
He can take the rap
If I need a get out clause
Guess who’s in the trap

Another day another dollar

Shares are rising I can feel
Greed inside the mission
Platinum’s a perfect steal
Take a new position

Don’t drink don’t dive, don’t be alive Exams results you need the drive subliminal
hypnotic listen 92725 68725
Is this you?

I can hear my father now
He sounds vaguely scared
Don’t get in a lather now
I never knew you cared

Took a step round Battery Park
Now I’m feeling better
Gambling’s the way to make your mark
Computer take a letter

Another day another dollar

Markets stable, time to wait
Have a little speculate
Quake, Tsunami, Coup and Fate
Who’s next to take the bait?

Another day another dollar

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They Say (Sam Whimpenny)

Listen to the night and hold my hand
Everybody knows
Someone whispers nonchalantly then
Everything's exposed

You can have it all, they say
You will never fall, they claim

Effortlessly smiles will rain on you
No room now to care
Happily accept the consequence
We've got this to share

You can have it all, they say
You will never fall, they claim

Sleepwalking to heaven, stillness and oblivion
Past evaporating in love's meridian
Welcome to your freedom, you don't need a cause
We are all your friends now, all wars are on pause

Looking back you seem to see a flaw
Maybe you were wrong?
Questioning will profit no-one now
Sing another song

You have had it all, they say
You will never fall, they say

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You Decide (Sam Whimpenny)

Draw the curtains on inevitable night
Let your conscience do the rest
Less attention will be paid if you are right
Who’s to say who does it best?

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

Please yourself I won’t be staying all that long
My farewell is imminent
Let the poet in me stay for one last song
Now suppose your anger’s spent

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

Will you turn the tables on me once again?
I don’t think you’re capable
Now we’ve seen the “you” without his Sacrament
We can tear off the label

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere
I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
I decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

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Spellbound Baby (Simon Meader)

Just one look in those big black eyes
And without a fight I am hypnotised
Don't know if this is witchcraft?
Don't know if it's a spell?
All I know is that I want you, girl

Chorus:
And I'm
Spellbound Baby
Spellbound Baby
Can't let go because you drive me crazy
Drive me crazy
Drive me crazy
Don't stand a chance because I'm Spellbound Baby

I've always got you on my mind
Can't eat
Can't sleep
My life is getting behind
I've lost all sense of reason
I've lost all sense of pain
All I want is just to see you again

Chorus


At night I dream that you're here with me
I wake alone
But I just can't see
Spellbound Baby
Spellbound Baby
I've got to get control!


One more look in those big black eyes
And once again I am hypnotised
I've got to find an answer
I've got to find a way
Before I find I've wished my life away


Chorus

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The World Is Watching (Sam Whimpenny)

The world is watching what you do
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
Whatever they can say it won’t come true
If they can tell a story so can you

Well

You’re nota gonna let it bother you
(If I had my way)
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
(In fact I’m gonna tell you)

You’re nota gonna let it bother you
(If I had my way)
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
I’d blow ‘em all away

Another day another year
You’re nota gonna let it reach your ear
My words are born of sentiment and fear
It takes a little time to raise a tear

Well
You’re nota gonna let it bother you…

Oh, the mess you’re making
Oh the time you’re taking
Can’t you see that what was meant to be
Will not be without some help from me?
Can’t you tell that what was going well
Will not be without some help from me?

The world is watching what you do
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
Whatever they can say it won’t come true
If they can tell a story so can you

Well
You’re nota gonna let it bother you

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Unconvinced (Sam Whimpenny)

So they sent you to Afghanistan
Kitted out elegantly
Got the rifle got the boots you man
Got the latest Technology
Roads are dusty, mouth is dry
Still you do not question why
Every eye you see is somehow blind
Guess they trained you well if you don’t mind

One day but not today you’ll come home

Johnny bought it at the roadside
There was nothing they could do to save him
His mummy loved his never showed side
Now let’s celebrate the death we gave him
What’s the problem, where’s this war/
What exactly are we fighting for?
Better rein in, times are tough
I think it’s time to call the public’s bluff

One day but not today you’ll come home

Now they sent you home you’ll see
All your friends and family
At least you got your War Stories
Be sure to tell the one about Johnny
One day and it’s today you’ve come home

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Timing (Lyrics Sam Whimpenny)

Will you show me heaven?
I’ve been waiting for some time
Quarter past eleven
Patience is a vice of mine

The moment is in mime
The silence is the show
Emotions can be blind
Listen to the radio

The stories and the dreamers live tonight
The answers will be hidden, out of sight
Our Destiny is certain and it’s right
It’s just a matter of timing

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L Star Chimes (Sam Whimpenny)

Hear the moment rise silently
Someone else’s cries merge with me
Watchful moon will blink her eye
In the leafy canopy
In candlelight and secrecy
Morning will remember me

Hold the dawn in time preciously
Shadows now will mime. Set us free
Chimes of friendship visiting
Summoned here by ritual
Feel the love of Ancestry
Giving strength to all

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Slippery Slope (Sam Whimpenny)

With my smoking gun and my metaphors I have a small tall tale for you
You see the winds of the world's experience are about to make the Truth come true
The signs are all there, co-located in a row
We'll just wait for the moment when the Manager says Go (GO!)

Shine that light in the cave of hope
You gotta show some bottle as you slip down the slippery slope

After 50 years of chasing dreams of dust
I think I've stumbled on another way
Looks like I beat that problem of who can you trust
But what I know now isn't easy to say

Events will occur, no Risk Management prevents
The Crazy, the Fool and the Malcontent

Shine that light in the cave of hope
You gotta show some bottle as you slip down the slippery slope

Shine that light in the cave of hope
You know there's no point now in the old soft soap
I might have lost my way but I brought my rope
And there are none so blind as they who will not grope
So giving up's got to be the new way to cope
Cos you can whinge you can whine you can moan and mope

But you gotta show some bottle as you slip down the slippery slope

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Good To See You Again (Sam Whimpenny)

You know last night I couldn't sleep
It was your fault
I just can't wait till you are here
There have been moments I would keep
In my mind's vault
Those memories are precious still

I'm so glad to see you here
Let me buy you one more beer
Been too long now that is clear

And it's so good to see you again

I'm at that age now you can tell
When cliches come true
And twenty years has disappeared
If yesterday you were in my arms
You're my baby still
Eternity won't change that truth

I'm so glad to see you here
Let me buy you one more beer
Been too long now that is clear

And it's so good to see you again

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Stephanie Rocks (Sam Whimpenny)

I got myself a new playmate
And it's a bit of a shock
I never knew you felt quite this way
Now every look every moment
Is just a key to unlock
The beginning of a love story

Somebody tell me it's all just a dream
Somebody tell me it's not what it seems

Stephanie rocks

So now I wait for the moment
And the moment is Now
I got a ticket and an IOU (IOU,IOU)
Saw you sneak another glance yeah
And I admire your subtlety
But we can work on that can't we?

Somebody tell me your innocent charm
Somebody tell me no cause for alarm

Stephanie rocks

And I could watch you move all day
My heart beat beats fast
And I need that feeling
It reminds me of my past

Stephanie rocks

So you can show me your hand now
Cos I can guess it from here
And we can whisper or shout now
The end game is clear

Somebody tell me a way to resist
Somebody tell me I'm top of your list

Stephanie rocks

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Questions Breath
(Sam Whimpenny)

The answer's in the question's breath
I love it when you lie to me
Jabber with the crystal meth
Promises were made to be broken

If your words will work here
We can live without fear

A moment to compose myself
Telling everyone my name
That book was never on the shelf
I could never play that game

You might think I know you
All these traumas I go through

You tell me it'll be OK
Did someone else convince you then?
And maybe I'll just walk away
Clinging to the wreck of When

If your words will work here
We can live without fear

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The Resigning Pope
(Sam Whimpenny)

Gold! I've been chasing it all my life
Sold to slavery and sullen strife
I know now least said soonest mended
Somehow I doubt it's come about as life intended

Fold: discretion is the better choice
Cold and calm: you can hear it in my voice
Promises lost or unattended
I've lost the dream that made it seem it never ended

Life will never lie to you
Keep the window open
Things can change

Bold: it isn't me who jumped the gate
Told: I turned the corner much too late
So they claimed they had the power to take me to my dreams
But in all the time I've known them I ain't never had a bean

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Stand Or Stray (Sam Whimpenny)

Like the life I left behind
There is plenty to remind me here
Of the ways and wars
In those days the cause is understood

And as time can hurt and heal
There is now another deal to close
Do I stand or stray
To the weary way for the greater good?

So go careful in your bare feet children
Mind the broken glass of dreams
I will sweep the carpet many many times
But remember all is not what it seems

Expectations have been set
But it's clear that I don't understand them yet
All those frozen fears
That will taste our tears for years to come