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Windy bus-stop. Click. Shop-window. Heel.
Shady gentleman. Fly-button. Feel.
In the underpass, the blind man stands.
With cold flute hands.
Symphony match-seller, breath out of time.
You can call me on another line.
Indian restaurants that curry my brain.
Newspaper warriors changing the names
they advertise from the station stand.
With cold print hands.
Symphony word-player, I'll be your headline.
If you catch me another time.

Didn't make her
with my Baker Street Ruse.
Couldn't shake her
with my Baker Street Bruise.
Like to take her
but I'm just a Baker Street Muse.

Ale-spew, puddle-brew
boys, throw it up clean.
Coke and Bacardi colours them green.
From the typing pool goes the mini-skirted princess with great finesse.
Fertile earth-mother, your burial mound is fifty feet down in the Baker Street underground. (What the hell!)

Didn't make her
with my Baker Street Ruse.
Couldn't shake her
with my Baker Street Bruise.
Like to take her
but I'm just a Baker Street Muse.

Walking down the gutter thinking,
"How the hell am I today?"
Well, I didn't really ask you but thanks all the same.

[Pig-Me And The Whore]

"Big bottled Fraulein, put your weight on me," said the Pygmy And The Whore,
desperate for more in his assault upon the mountain.
Little man, his youth a fountain.
Overdrafted and still counting.
Vernacular, verbose; an attempt at getting close to where he came from.
In the doorway of the stars, between Blandford Street and Mars;
Proposition, deal. Flying button feel. Testicle testing.
Wallet ever-bulging. Dressed to the left, divulging the wrinkles of his years.
Wedding-bell induced fears.
Shedding bell-end tears in the pocket of her resistance.
International assistance flowing generous and full to his never-ready tool.
Pulls his eyes over her wool.
And he shudders as he comes.
And my rudder slowly turns me into the Marylebone Road.

[Nice Little Tune]

[Crash-Barrier Waltzer]

And here slip I
dragging one foot in the gutter
in the midnight echo of the shop that sells cheap radios.
And there sits she
no bed, no bread, no butter
on a double yellow line
where she can park anytime.
Old Lady Grey; crash-barrier waltzer
some only son's mother. Baker Street casualty.
Oh, Mr. Policeman
blue shirt ballet master.
Feet in sticking plaster
move the old lady on.
Strange pas-de-deux
his Romeo to her Juliet.
Her sleeping draught, his poisoned regret.
No drunken bums allowed to sleep here in the crowded emptiness.
Oh officer, let me send her to a cheap hotel
I'll pay the bill and make her well - like hell you bloody will!
No do-good over kill. We must teach them to be still more independent.

[Mother England Reverie]

I have no time for Time Magazine or Rolling Stone.
I have no wish for wishing wells or wishing bones.
I have no house in the country I have no motor car.
And if you think I'm joking, then I'm just a one-line joker in a public bar.
And it seems there's no-body left for tennis; and I'm a one-band-man.
And I want no Top Twenty funeral or a hundred grand.

There was a little boy stood on a burning log,
rubbing his hands with glee.
He said, "Oh Mother England, did you light my smile;
or did you light this fire under me?
One day I'll be a minstrel in the gallery.
And paint you a picture of the queen.
And if sometimes I sing to a cynical degree
it's just the nonsense that it seems."

So I drift down through the Baker Street valley,
in my steep-sided un-reality.
And when all is said and all is done
I couldn't wish for a better one.
It's a real-life ripe dead certainty
that I'm just a Baker Street Muse.

Talking to the gutter-stinking, winking in the same old way.
I tried to catch my eye but I looked the other way.

Indian restaurants that curry my brain
newspaper warriors changing the names
they advertise from the station stand.
Circumcised with cold print hands.

Windy bus-stop. Click. Shop-window. Heel.
Shady gentleman. Fly-button. Feel.
In the underpass, the blind man stands.
With cold flute hands.
Symphony match-seller, breath out of time
you can call me on another line.

Didn't make her
with my Baker Street Ruse.
Couldn't shake her
with my Baker Street Bruise.
Like to take her
but I'm just a Baker Street Muse.
I'm just a Baker Street Muse.
just a Baker Street Muse.
just a Baker Street Muse.

(I'm just a Baker Street Muse.)
(I can't get out!) 

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Marty loved the sound of the stolen mandolin. Somebody took it on a dare in the night-time. Run up to the radio, calling out to the wind. Now, brin...

Fat Man

Don't want to be a fat man, people would think that I was just good fun. Would rather be a thin man, I am so glad to go on being one. Too much to carr...

Flying Colours

Shout if you will, but that just won't do. I, for one, would rather follow softer options. I'll take the easy line; another sip of wine, and if I igno...

Black Sunday

Tomorrow is the one day I would change for a Monday with freezing rains melting and no trains running and sad eyes passing in windows flimsy and my se...

Broadsword

I see a dark sail on the horizon set under a black cloud that hides the sun. Bring me my broadsword and clear understanding. Bring me my cross of gol...

Birthday Card At Christmas

Got a birthday card at Christmas... it made me think of Jesus Christ. It said, "I love you" in small letters. I simply had to read it twice. Wood smok...

Black Satin Dancer

Come, let me play with you, black satin dancer In all your giving, given is the answer Tearing life from limb and looking sweeter Than the brightest f...

Beside Myself

Small child messing down, messing down. in the streets of Bombay. Cities like this have no shame, no shame; indeed, why should they? Out in the mi...

Budapest

I think she was a middle-distance runner the translation wasn't clear Could be a budding stately hero International competition in a year She was a go...

Bungle in the Jungle

Walking through forests of palm tree apartments scoff at the monkeys who live in their dark tents down by the waterhole drunk every Friday eating thei...

Black Mamba

Hand in the snake pit – black mamba chase Head through the lion's cage – head on a plate Two feet on the hot coals – last dance at the ball Blindfold...

By Kind Permission Of

Please, let's have a big welcome for Jethro Tull. Whoop! Hello. Hang on, press on. Be back with you in a minute. I'd better not open this now becau...

Broadford Bazaar

Dirty white caravans down narrow roads sailing Vivas, Cortinas, weaving in their wake With hot, red-faced drivers, horns' flattened fifths wailing Put...

Move On Alone

I feel so sad now that she's gone, I've been loving that woman too long. There is no place to go because my friends have all moved, Got nothing but si...

My Sunday feeling

My Sunday feeling is coming on over me. My Sunday feeling is coming on over me, Now that the night is over. Got to clear my head so I can see. Till I...

No Lullaby

Keep your eyes open and prick up your ears --- rehearse your loudest cry. There's folk out there who would do you harm so I'll sing you no lullaby. Th...

Mountain Men

The poacher and his daughter throw soft shadows on the water in the night. A thin moon slips behind them as they pull the net with no betraying lig...

Night In The Wilderness

I could he sitting on the left of you. You'd be looking straight ahead. If I was adrift right across from you, You still would cut me dead. I've had b...

Cheerio

Along the coast road, by the headland the early lights of winter glow. I'll pour a cup to you my darling. Raise it up --- say Cheerio. 

Commons Brawl

All right and honorable gentlemen And lady, too Will kindly try to restrain themselves In derring-do As verbal hard graffiti flies And echoes wall to...

My god

Peoplewhat have you done Locked him in his golden cage. Made him bend to your religion Him resurrected from the grave. He is the God of nothing If...

Cheap Day Return

On Preston platform do your soft shoe shuffle dance. Brush away the cigarette ash that's falling down your pants. And you sadly wonder does the nurse...

Cold Wind To Valhalla

And ride with us young bonny lass With the angels of the night Crack wind clatter, flesh rein bite On an out size unicorn Rough-shod winging sky blue...

Clasp

We travellers on the endless wastes in single orbits, gliding cold-eyed march towards the dawn behind hard-weather hoods a-hiding. Meeting as the tall...

Nobody's Car

Black Volga following me --- Nobody's car. Mr. No-one at the wheel of Nobody's car. Wet pavements, thin apartments --- quiet dissent from darkene...

Confessional

Gerald the Banker I made my millions, stashed the pile in Swiss bank havens, lost the lot When Inland Revenue got wise. So, I did my time, my time f...

No Rehearsal

Did you learn your lines today? Well, there is no rehearsal. The tickets have all been sold For tomorrow's matinee. There's a telegram from the w...

No Step

I looked out of my window, saw a stencil black, NO STEP. NO STEP. There were nervous mothers with children crying in the back. NO STEP. NO STEP....

Commercial Traveller

I'm travelling in pots and pans Call me a sailor, a soldier, a tinker man But don't ever call me a gypsy I've made the down-payment on my caravan...

Coronach

Grey the mist --- cold the dawn; cruel the sea and stern the shore. Brave the man who sets his course For Albion. Sweet the rose --- sharp the thorn;...

Nothing Is Easy

Nothing is easy. Though time gets you worrying my friend, it's o.k. Just take your life easy and stop all that hurrying, be happy my way. When tensio...

One Brown Mouse

Smile your little smile --- take some tea with me awhile. Brush away that black cloud from your shoulder. Twitch your whiskers.Feel that you're really...

North Sea Oil

Black and viscous--bound to cure blue lethargy Sugar-plum petroleum for energy Tightrope-balanced payments need a small reprieve Oh, please believe...

Old School Song

From playing fields to killing fields: just one small step of madness. Officer training, uniform, boys together shower together. Rank and file can be...

Old Ghosts

Hair stands high on the cat's back like a ridge of threatening hills. Sheepdogs howl, make tracks and growl --- their tails hanging low. And young...

Crazed Institution

Just a little touch of make-up; just a little touch of bull; Just a little 3-chord trick embedded in your platform soul; You can wear a gold Piaget...

Cosy Corner

Gerald Bostock, fresh from school with few O-levels, sets his sights. No grand, fanciful fantasies but level headed middle ground. The retail trade,...

Occasional Demons

Well, you got a big-jib crane waiting to pick you up. Mmmm, you see those snakes that crawl, they're just dying to trip you up. Live out in sad sha...

One White Duck / 0^{10} = Nothing At All

One White Duck / 0^{10} = Nothing at All * ------------------------------------------------------- There's a haze on the skyline, to wish me on my wa...

Paparazzi

Paparazzi, can't make the man. Paparazzi, can't break the man. Next to the transit lounge see the Paparazzi tears. No-one came in today from Boston o...

Crash barrier waltzer

And here slip I --- dragging one foot in the gutter --- in the midnight echo of the shop that sells cheap radios. And there sits she --- no bed, no br...

Nothing To Say

Everyday there's someone asking what is there to do? Should I love or should I fight is it all the same to you? No I say I have the answer proven to b...

Orion

Orion, won't you give me your star sign Orion, get up on the sky-line I'm high on my hill and I feel fine Orion, let's sip the heaven's heady wine Or...

Nursie

Tip-toes in silence 'round my bed And quiets the raindrops overhead With her everlasting smile She stills my fever for a while Oh, nursie, dear I'm g...

Overhang

Good morning, gentlemen. Why the uneasy frowns? Too much everything and I can't recall. Did I let you down? Nobody will answer me. Makes me feel that...

Only Solitaire

Brain-storming habit-forming battle-warning weary winsome actor spewing spineless chilling lines --- the critics falling over to tell themselves he's...

Passion Play Extract

Lover of the black and white it's your first night. The Passion Play, goes all the way, spoils your insight. Tell me how the baby's made, how the lady...

Out Of The Noise

Glued to the kerbstone, staring. Frozen at the stop-sign too. See that crazy suicide mongrel. He's going to try to cross that avenue. Old dog of e...

Paradise Steakhouse

I'd like to take you to the edge of every morning On a magic eiderdown To a window chair In the Paradise Steakhouse Where there's a cup of silve...

Piece Of Cake

Come running. Go for overkill. If you don't come now, I'll be over the hill, all right? Tell me, All right. Got a sell-by date. Soon be out of s...

Part Of The Machine

Everybody's jumping on the circus train. Some jump high, some jump off again. And the razzmatazz is rolling, women folk unveiled. All truths to light,...

Pibroch (Cap In Hand)

There's a light in the house in the wood in the valley. There's a thought in the head of the man. Who carries his dreams like the coat slung on his...

Pied Piper

Now if you think Ray blew it, There was nothing to it. They patched him up as good as new. You can see him every day --- Riding down the queen's highw...

Upper 6th Loan Shark

Where did it come from, where's it going? Upper sixth loan shark, numbers flowing From the pen that never forgets, Recording ledgers, each-way safe be...

Pussy Willow

In the half-tone light of a young morning she sighs and shifts on the pillow. And across her face dancing, the first shadows fly to kiss the Pussy Wil...

Pig me and the whore

Big bottled Fraulein, put your weight on me," said the pig-me to the whore, desperate for more in his assault upon the mountain. Little man, his youth...

User friendly

Do we inhabit some micro-space And interface through wires. Dance on a printed circuit board Throw the software to the fires. My memory’s slim --- so...

Warchild

I'll take you down to that bright city mile there to powder your sweet face and paint on a smile, that will show all of the pleasures and none of the...

Post Last

One two three Two The editor lies screaming (begging in his working drink), Questioning Who is God's favorite rock star this week? And will the fr...

Valley

Wake hard in the morning, see the young girl milking Stream rushing by on a bed of stone Old goats and sandstone cracking, all containing Squeezing th...

Velvet Green

Walking on velvet green. Scots pine growing. Isn't it rare to be taking the air, singing. Walking on velvet green. Walking on velvet green. Distant co...

Play in Time

Got to take in what I can. There is no time to do what must be done, While I do some thinking. Sleeping is hard to come by, So we'll all sit down and...

Watching Me Watching You

I sit by the cutting on the Beaconsfield line. He's watching me watching the trains go by. And they move so fast --- boy, they really fly. He's sti...

We Used To Know

Whenever I get to feel this way, try to find new words to say, I think about the bad old days we used to know. Nights of winter turn me cold fears o...

Protect and Survive

They said protect and you'll survive --- (but our postman didn't call) 8lbs. of over-pressure wave seemed to glue him to the wall They said protect an...

Queen and Country

The wind is on the river and the tide has turned too late, so we're sailing for another shore where some other ladies wait. To throw us silken whisper...

White Innocence

She drifted from some minor festival. Didn't look like any sumrner of love: just a thousand weekend warriors in a muddy field. She was the hand to...

Quizz Kid

The old rocker wore his hair too long, wore his trouser cuffs too tight Unfashionable to the end; drank his ale too light Death's head belt buckle,...

Witch's Promise

Lend me your ear while I call you a fool. You were kissed by a witch one night in the wood, and later insisted your feelings were true. The witch's pr...

Rare And Precious Chain

Rare and precious chain Do I have to tell you, tell you once again? Under red lights, on soft nights, it all comes back to you. Rare and precious chai...

Radio Free Moscow

Tune into messages from the Eastern avenue. Lock on to the ether --- squeeze the signal through and through. War of the air-waves making scare-wa...

Rocks On The Road

There's a black cat down on the quayside. Ship's lights, green eyes glowing in the dark. Two young cops handing out a beating: know how to hurt and...

Power And Spirit

Touch down after muddy rugby in the softer evensong. Steal through open doors to heaven in angelic sing-along. Tinsel echoes in the rafters still th...

Raising Steam

Over high plains, through the snow... roll those tracks out, don't you know I'm raising steam. Thin vein creeping; hot blood flow... spill a littl...

Wond'ring again

There's the stillness of death on a deathly unliving sea, and the motor car magical world long since ceased to be, when the Eve-bitten apple returned...

Weathercock

Good morning Weathercock: How did you fare last night? Did the cold wind bite you, did you face up to the fright When the leaves spin from October and...

When Jesus Came To Play

I was in my watering-hole with some ugly friends of mine when he door came off its hinges like a cork from fizzy wine. He said, My name is Jesus: I'...

Rainbow blues

Through northern lights on back streets --- I told the coachman, "Just drive me on, It's the same old destination But a different world to sing upon."...

Rock Island

Savage night on a misty island. Lights wink out in the canyon walls. Two old boys in a stolen racer. Black rubber contrails in the unwashed halls....

Reasons For Waiting

What a sight for my eyes to see you in sleep. Could it stop the sun rise hearing you weep? You're not seen, you're not heard but I stand by my word. C...

Requiem

Well, I saw a bird today flying from a bush and the wind blew it away. And the black-eyed mother sun scorched the butterfly at play velvet veined. I...

Wind Up

When I was young and they packed me off to school And taught me how not to play the game, I didn't mind if they groomed me for success, Or if they sai...

Wootton Bassett Town

Hourglass sands run through my veins like blood draining from a salty wound. Mad Mars forgets the cost of strife, serves no longer, purpose in my lif...

With You There To Help Me

In days of peace sweet smelling summer nights of wine and song; dusty pavements burning feet. Why am I crying, I want to know. How can I smile and mak...

Rhythm In Gold

I have to call you up. Think I've seen a vision of rhythm in gold. No cat could ever move that way. No puss would dare to be so bold. Must tell the...

Rover

I chase your every footstep and I follow every whim. When you call the tune I'm ready to strike up the battle hymn. My lady of the meadows --- My comb...

Rosa On The Factory Floor

She moves with machinery for the fancy sports car trade. Part of the industrial process: she sees that they stay made. She works from early A.M.. Th...

Ring out,solstice bells

Now is the solstice of the year, Winter is the glad song that you hear. Seven maids move in seven time. Have the lads up ready in a line. Ring out th...

Wond'ring Aloud

Wond'ring aloud how we feel today. Last night sipped the sunset my hands in her hair. We are our own saviours as we start both our hearts beating life...

Wicked Windows

I review my past through wicked windows framed in silver and hung in toughened glass, upon my face, around and over. Now and then... memories of men w...

Roots To Branches

Words get written. Words get twisted. Old meanings move in the drift of time. Lift the flickering torches. See gentle shadows change the features o...

Kelpie

There was a warm wind with the high tide on the south of the hill. When a young girl went a-walking and I followed with a will. "Good day to you, my f...

Rythem in gold

I have to call you up. Think I've seen a vision of rhythm in gold. No cat could ever move that way. No puss would dare to be so bold. Must tell the bo...

Working John, working Joe

When I was a young man (as all good tales begin) I was taught to hold out my hand And for my pay I worked an honest day And took what pittance I could...

Roll Yer Own

Roll yer own. Don't mean you got no money. Only that you got no opportunity to shake it with that friend of mine. Roll yer own if you can't buy read...

Saboteur

In and out of shady places --- walking on cold corners of the maze. Following the trace you leave unwittingly. I wanna be no Saboteur. Oh, no, me...

Salamander

Salamander --- born in the sun-kissed flame. Who was it lit your candle --- branded you with your name? I see you walking by my window in your Kensi...

Salamander's Rag Time

The kettle's on, the milkman's been and gone Salamander's coming round for some I haven't seen her now for about a month It's always the same: give...

Wounded, Old And Treacherous

A walk on the quiet side, late in the day -- Don't mean to get in anybody's way. The Gods seem willing: sun's in the sky. Old crows cawing as the s...

Rupi's Dance

She dances through the flower-filled room – Sea-green eyes a-sparking. Or are they blue? The message clear: Seduce the master, winking. Dainty feet c...

Sezen aksu

Bir gün dönüp bakýnca düþler Ýçmiþ olursa yudum yudum yudum yýllarýný Aðla, aðla Firuze aðla Anlat bir zaman ne dayanýlmaz güzellikte olduðunu Kýskan...

Kismet in Suburbia

Gerald the Banker Fresh start, another day, another life, a quiet cafe. Starbuck euphoria. Count my blessings, crossword ready. Soon, pipe and slipp...

Sailor

When the holy film director decides to take a look Refers to the pages of his holy book Sends the warm rain falling from the sky If you've never been...

Kissing Willie

Breaking hearts in a market town She eats fillet of sole and washes it down with sparkling wine Nice girl, but a bad girl's better, qualifies in both...

The Chateau D'Isaster Tapes

a) Scenario In long years of ancient time, stood alone a friend of mine. Reflected by the ever-burning sigh of a god who happened by. And in the da...

Saturation

They left me, leaving my house on fire, me running round --- Got out through the window. While clinging to the skirts of fate was not my idea of fun...

Scenario

In long years of ancient time, stood alone a friend of mine. Reflected by the ever-burning sigh of a god who happened by. And in the dawn, there ca...

Ladies

Ladies of leisure, with their eyes on the back roads. All looking for strangers, to whom they extend welcomes With a smile and a glimpse of pink knees...

Seal Driver

Take you away for my magic ship. I have two hundred deisel horses thundering loud. Sea birds call your name and the mountain's on fire as the summe...

Just Trying To Be

There was a time when you were so young and walked in their way. They made you feel they loved you all-seeing they say. You're going wrong if their ga...

The Curse

Young Gladys was a silky maiden At thirteen, she was going strong, yeah. Oh, Gladys. Nicely filled out, fully laden, But down below there was som...

Sea Lion

Over the mountains, and under the sky riding dirty gray horses, go you and I. Mating with chance, copulating with mirth the sad-glad paymasters (fo...

SeaLion

Over the mountains, and under the sky Riding dirty gray horses, go you and I. Mating with chance, copulating with mirth The sad-glad paymasters (fo...

Lap Of Luxury

The money won't last forever --- rent man called twice today. I hope some day you'll find me in the lap of luxury. Searched for a new apartment but t...

Later, That Same Evening

Later, that same evening, she ran. I think she ran alone. Later, she had early warning from A hidden phone. Checked with the embassy --- She might hav...

The Rattlesnake Trail

Got a hair shirt round my shoulder. Got a cold stew in my spoon. And I'm falling on my head, lifting feet of lead --- now it's got me baying at the...

The End

We sleep by the ever-bright hole in the door, eat in the corner, talk to the floor, cheating the spiders who come to say "Please", (politely). They...

The Chequered Flag (Dead Or Alive)

The disc brakes drag, the chequered flag sweeps across the oil-slick track. The young man's home; dry as a bone. His helmet off, he waves: the crowd w...

Law of the bugle

The tiger flashes sharpened teeth. Bowler-hatted; summer briefs Beneath his pinstriped skin. To kill demands a business sense; Economy moves non-resi...

Law of the bugle part 2

"Hello. This is 'Law of the Bungle Part II'. By the way, I'm Martin Barre; but sometimes I'm an owl, and my feathers are really smooth, and when I fee...

The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles

This is the story of the hare who lost his spectacles. Owl loved to rest quietly whilst no one was watching. Sitting on a fence one day, he was sur...

Left Right

The master playwright Urges you to play right/play wrong; Life is long and every night's the first night. The wardrobe mistress Urges you to dres...

The Water Carrier

Crystal fountain springing from the hill. It irrigates your soul. you may drink your fill. Water of life, carried high. One hand upon the gallon jar....

Silver River Turning

I walked down that boulder road, Through a child's eye saw places where I used to go. Where I crawled barefoot with a fishing pole to the rock that...

The Dog-Ear Years

Rusted and ropy. Dog-eared old copy. Vintage and classic, or just plain Jurassic: all words to describe me. Relaxed in the knowledge that happi...

Last Man At The Party

Sister Bridget by the stair: a glass of wine and she's almost there. Cousin Jimmy at the door: another beer and he's on the floor. Friends and neighbo...

Shunt And Shuffle

Same old words, another day while all the time life slips away. But slips so slowly, stretches moments into slow-burn Passion Play While barren Madg...

She said she was a dancer

She said she was a dancer. If I believed it, it was my busines She surely knew a thing or two about control. Next to the bar we hit the samovar. She a...

Singing All Day

Singing all day, singing `bout nothing. Singing all day, singing `bout nothing. Singing all day, singing `bout nothing, oo, my, my, my, oo, my, my, my...

The Whaler's Dues

Money speaks. Soft hearts lose. The truth only whispers. It's the whaler's dues. I've been running on diesel. Been running on coal. Running on bor...

Lick your fingers clean

I'll see you at the weighing in when your life's sum-total's made. And you set your wealth in godly deeds against the sins you've laid. So place your...

This Free Will

She peeled from a stretch black snake which slipped up to the hotel door. Darting looks from piercing eyes -- The stir of memory and then no more....

The Whistler

I'll buy you six bay mares to put in your stable --- Six golden apples bought with my pay. I am the first piper who calls the sweet tune, But I must b...

Slipstream

Well the lush separation unfolds you and the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of the spiritless undying selves. And you press on God'...

Slow Marching Band

Would you join a slow marching band? And take pleasure in your leaving as the ferry sails and tears are dried and cows come home at evening. Could yo...

The Waking Edge

As I wake up in a room somewhere... dawn light not yet showing. There's just a thin horizon between me and her... the edge of a half-dream glowing....

The Third Hoorah

Hoorah! WarChild, dance the days and nights awa sweet child, how do you do today? When your back's to the wall, and your luck is your all, then side...

Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day

Meanwhile back in the year One, when you belonged to no-one, you didn't stand a chance son, if your pants were undone. 'Cause you were bred for humani...

Some day the sun won't shine for you

In the morning ... gonna get my things together. Packing up and I'm leaving this place. I don't believe you'll cry, there'll be a smile upon your face...

Lights Out

Last light's out They're all abed And something's in my room Creeping down towards me on the wall Daddy said it's just some flickering headlight...

Sleeping With The Dog

Her love is like a candle: you light it up at night. Her heart is like a pack of cards: one chance to guess it right. Sometimes I do. She's got a t...

Life Is A Long Song

When you're falling awake and you take stock of the new day, And you hear your voice croak as you choke on what you need to say, Well, don't you fre...

Like A Tall Thin Girl

Well, I don't care to eat out in smart restaurants. I'd rather do a Vindaloo: take away is what I want. I was down at the old Bengal, having telepho...

Thinking Round Corners

All of you sit up in bed. Don't think in straight lines ahead. Can't sleep? Head spin? Don't think in circles, it'll do you in. Think back to the dr...

Look At The Animals

The tiny ant leaves his tiny ant drops in the sand, And makes his home inside a rusty watering can, Occasionally going out to look for bread and jam...

Sossity: You're A Woman

Hello you straight-laced lady, dressed in white but your shoes aren't clean. Painted them up with polish in the hope we can't see where you've been. T...

To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be

I've been about dizzy now, to be sad as a man will be. I've been about dizzy now, to be sad as a man will be. Don't miss my point of view, without l...

Locomotive Breath

In the shuffling madess of the locomotive breath, runs the all-time loser, headlong to his death. He feels the piston scraping steam breaking on his b...

Songs from the wood

Let me bring you songs from the wood: to make you feel much better than you could know. Dust you down from tip to toe. Show you how the garden grow...

Truck Stop Runner

Stopped off on a long drive. Down from the high country. Spent a long time sitting here, Long time counting hot miles. Ohh, oh I'd like a cup of b...

Man of principle

One day he'll walk from out of this place. You'll see a quiet determination on his face. He'll tow no lines. Suffer no fools. But he'll raise three ch...

This is not love

Winds howled. Rains spit down. All these nights playing precious games. Cheap hotel in some seaboard town closed down for the winter and whispered nam...

Living In These Hard Times

The bone's in the china. The fat's in the fire. There's no turkey left on the table. The commuter's return on the six o'clock flyer brings no bale of...

Something's On The Move

She wore a black tiara rare gems upon her fingers and she came from distant waters where northern lights explode to celebrate the dawning of the...

Living in the past

Happy and I'm smiling, walk a mile to drink your water. You know I'd love to love you, and above you there's no other. We'll go walking out while othe...

Love Story

Gonna lose my way tomorrow, gonna give away my car. I'd take you along with me, but you would not go so far. Don't see what I do not want to see, you...

Thick As A Brick

Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper - your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think. Your sperm'...

Son

Oh I feel sympathy, be grateful, my son, for what you get. Expression and passion, ten days for watching the sun set; when I was your age; amusement w...

Tomorrow Was Today

Silver lights are flashing all along the motorway Must be at least two thousand travellers who are twenty-one today They're going down to London Town...

Tundra

Short Arctic desert day --- and someone left their snow-shoes in the tundra. Look around every which way but I can't see just where the footprints...

March the mad scientist

What would you like for Christmas --- a new polarity? You're binary, and desperate to deal in high figures that lick us with their hotter flame --- li...

Two Fingers

I'll see you at the Weighing-In, when your life's sum-total's made and you set your wealth in Godly deeds against the sins you've laid. And you place...

Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll Too Young To Die

The old Rocker wore his hair too long, wore his trouser cuffs too tight. Unfashionable to the end --- drank his ale too light. Death's head belt buckl...

To Cry You A Song

Flying so high, trying to remember how many cigarettes did I bring along? When I get down I'll jump in a taxi cab driving through London town to cry y...

Too Many Too

Too many drivers in too many cars. Too many lost souls drinking in too many bars. Too many heroes stepping on too many toes. Too many yes-men noddi...

Look Into The Sun

Took a sad song of one sweet evening I smiled and quickly turned away. It's not easy singing sad songs but still the easiest way I have to say. So whe...

Sparrow On The Schoolyard Wall

You want to be a bookworm? You wanna be aloof? You wanna sit in judgement, looking down from the roof? Try a wee sensation: but first you have to wa...

Stormy Monday

They call it Stormy Monday But Tuesday's just as bad. They call it Stormy Monday But Tuesday's just as bad. Lord, and Wednesday's worse And Thursday's...

Spiral

Kilometers from nowhere on a scented avenue - Lined with poppy girls. I didn't stop, stop to say hello. Curious vendors - waving bric-a-brac - Loo...

Mayhem maybe

When we're working nights, the village round the old church becomes scary town. All curtained windows and bolted doors but never a eye to see as us fa...

Under Wraps

Keep it quiet. (Go slow.) Circulate. Need to know. Stamp the date upon your file --- Masquerade, but well worth while. Wrapped in the warmth of y...

Under Wraps #2

Keep it quiet (Go slow) Circulate, need to know Stamp the date upon your file Masquerade, but well worth while Wrapped in the warmth of you Wrapped u...

Steel Monkey

As the moon slips up, the sun slips down, I'm a highrise jockey, and I'm heaven bound. Do the woorkboot shuffle, loose brains from brawn. I'm a monkey...

Undressed To Kill

Working on the late shift --- first drink of the day. Pull a chair up to the table, have to look the other way. What kind of place am I in? And who'...

Strip Cartoon

Fish and chips, sandpaper lips and a rainy pavement. Soho lights, another night --- thinking of you. Black cat, sat on a wall, winks at me darkly....

Up The 'Pool

I'm going up the 'pool from down the smoke below To taste my mum's jam sarnies and see our Aunty Flo. The candyfloss salesman watches ladies in the sa...

Up to Me

Take you to the cinema and leave you in a Wimpy Bar you tell me that we've gone to far come running up to me. Make the scene at Cousin Jack's leave hi...

Might-have-beens

We all must wonder, now and then, if things had turned out - well - just plain different. Chance path taken, page unturned or brief encounter, blossom...

Still Loving You Tonight

It's a lonely life I live and I live this life to go and if I leave you with one thing it's just that I want you to know I'll still be loving you t...

Mother Goose

As I did walk by Hampstead Fair I came upon Mother Goose - so I turned her loose she was screaming. And a foreign student said to me was it really tru...

Strange Avenues

Strange avenues where you lose all sense of direction and everywhere is Main Street in the winter sun. The wino sleeps --- cold coat lined with he m...

Uniform

See black, see yellow with little notebooks drawn See grey stripes bowling down the street Silver streaks and t-shirts so precisely torn Strange forei...

Minstrel In The Gallery

The minstrel in the gallery Looked down upon the smiling faces. He met the gazes observed the spaces Between the old men's cackle. He brewed a song of...

Mother England Reverie

I have no time for Time Magazine or Rolling Stone. I have no wish for wishing wells or wishing bones. I have no house in the country I have no motor...

Stuck In The August Rain

Brings jasmine tea on a painted tray and bends to kiss my frown away. But I'm still still stuck in the August rain; stuck out in the cloudburst onc...

Swing It Far

I was no good on the rugger field. Pushing and kicking, brutish boys bothered me. Sensitive and caring seemed the lighter, brighter way to be. Mr Jen...

Motoreyes

Out on the fast and free way, humming along through a build-up ad-man's dream. Steaking past in a cloud of spray goes the high-performance motor queen...

Summerday Sands

I once met a girl with the life in her hands and we lay together on the summerday sands. I gave her my raincoat and told her, "Lady, be good!'' And we...

Teacher

Well the dawn was coming, heard him ringing on my bell. He said, ``My name's the teacher, that is what I call myself. And I have a lesson that I must...

Sunshine Day

Woke up this morning to look at things in their funny way Why can't they be like they used to be only yesterday? Ooh, bring back my sunshine day I lo...

Moths

The leaded window opened to move the dancing candle flame And the first Moths of summer suicidal came. And a new breeze chattered in its May-bud tende...

Sweet dream

You'll hear me calling in your sweet dream, can't hear your daddy's warning cry. You're going back to be all the things you want to be, while in sw...

Taxi Grab

Shake a leg, it's the big rush, can't find a taxi can't find a bus. Bodies jammed in the underground evacuating London town. Nowhere to put your fee...