KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - I

 

I Believe (Kevin Coyne - 1990) (HALF MOON 90)

Everybody loves me but I don't love myself

It's very strange feeling this way today

But I don't worry, I don't ??

Long as you don't put me down

Everybody loves me but I don't love myself

This guy just told me that it's not a very good thing

To treat yourself like a bird with a crippled wing

You should celebrate everything in your smile

Everybody says: "Why don't you love yourself more?"

I said ?? but what is more?

I like a bit of pain, it's good to open the door

On my creativity

Everybody says: "You should be proud of yourself right now"

I say it doesn't really matter, it doesn't matter anyhow

I'm happy in my own little way and can't you see

I believe in heaven and that's what changed me

I believe in heaven now (x2)

And everybody says: "You've gone a bit bonkers

Your eyeballs have changed and you're always sober"

They don't know, why should they?

I've always been a big loony anyway

And everybody says: "Kevin, hold on tight"

And I do and I don't get worried anymore at night

Cause sometimes night is a marvelous flight into heaven

And everybody says: "You may feel bad"

All I say is I sometimes feel bad and a little mad

This is the best feeling that I ever had

This very moment in time

I believe in heaven now, in heaven right now, in heaven right now

And everybody says: "Take him to the hospital

Put him in a van, lock him away"

And everybody says: "He's too excited

His hand won't stop moving

What's wrong?"

And everybody says: "He's going crazy"

I say no, I'm alright

And everybody says: "Hold on Kevin"

I say I'm holding on and I'm holding on tight

Cause I believe in heaven right now

Yes it's here right now

Heaven's here right now


I Believe in Love (Kevin Coyne - 1974) (BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT)

Heaven is here - so sharp

Lightening up that awful dark

Building dreams that are turning real - oh so real

Dark days creep away

I'm on the road to Mandalay

One hug and kiss and I begin to fall down

In silent prayer

Honey I believe in love (x3)

Believe in love (x2)

I was so lonely all the time

Now I've found words that rhyme

No cliches, I'm running wild

I'm a poet

I can sing better than before

The black dog has left my door

Hear my voice searing through the clouds

And high unto hills

Honey I believe in love (x3)

Believe in love (x2)

Honey I believe in love (x3)

Believe in love, believe in love

Honey honey honey I believe in love (x2)

Honey I believe in love

Believe in love (x2)

Honey I believe in love (x3)


I Believe in the Man Upstairs (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (SPIRIT OF 66)

There's a little place

It's in my heart

For a love like yours

And I know we'll never part

We'll never part, yes it's true

I believe in God when I see a girl like you

I was alone, stone alone

I didn't have a friend

Wandering from street to street

I didn't have a friend

I believe in God in my own way when I see a girl like you

I was severly mental

I ??

I'm sentimental and all ashamed

I hear your voice on the wires every day

I know this feeling so divine, will never go away

Time runs away (x2)

But I don't care

We'll last forever, I've been told

You ??

Celebration, such a celebration

I will never forget

Such a celebration, such jubilation

I will never forget

I believe in the man upstairs, I've got no regrets

I believe in God now

I believe in the man upstairs, I've got no regrets

You'll love me forever

I believe in the man upstairs, I've got no regrets

I've got no regrets


I Believe it (Kevin Coyne - 2000) (THE SKY GOES ALL THE WAY HOME)

I can see the big blue bird

Smiling at me, it's seems absurd

He has a golden key in his beak

It's been there for weeks and weeks

He says it's for a train, a train I'll catch

Sailing over the ??

Up through a golden hole in the sky

I'm going up to the by and by

I believe it (x6)

I can do it, I believe it

The station master waits for me

He has a nose like a rasberry

He waves a flag that's yellow and blue

He smiles at me, he smiles at you

All aboard!

I believe it (x2)

We can go there, I believe it

I believe it (x4)

I've got a monkey who lives with me

He wears a funny hat like a cherry

He runs around my living room

Shouts: "Hold on Kevin, you'll be going there soon"

He helps me with my dreams (x2)

I believe it (x8)

I'm a little mixed up it seems

Somebody said: "Why don't you just scream?

All these funny words that come in your head

Go up the stairs and go to bed"

I say I can see all the things I say

I see them almost every day

But you don't see them, you don't understand

But you're not magic

You're not magic (x2)

I believe it (x4)


I Can See (Kevin Coyne - 1990) (WOLVERHAMPTON)

I can see, I can see

I can see, I can really see

I can see, I can see

I can see, I can really see

There's nothing there, there's nothing there at all

There's nothing there, nothing there at all

I can look, I got those eyes (x6)

I can look, I can look, I got those eyes

There's nothing there, there's nothing there at all (x2)

I keep hoping, I keep hoping one day it will come, one day it will come (x4)

There's nothing there, there's nothing there at all (x2)

If I could fly, if I could fly, I'd get a helicopter and fly away (x2)

There's nothing there, there's nothing there at all

There's nothing there, nothing there at all

Give me a chance, give me a chance to lift my weary spirits up to the sky (x2)

Maybe I can fly, maybe I can fly away

Maybe I can fly into the wind

So it's one more time, one more time, I'm felling better now

Yes it's one more time, optimistic, I'm felling much better now

Alleluia, there's something come my way

Alleluia, something coming my way (x2)

Something coming my way

I got a better me (repeat)

Alleluia, someone set me free (x2)


I Can't Make It (Kevin Coyne - 1999) (ROOM FULL OF FOOLS)

White walls and red tiles, that's it, sea birds with their laughing beaks and little blacklirds picking up bits and pieces from the floor, you and I sitting on that same old, green bench, watching everything, laughing at things, secret jokes, lots of secret jokes we had, and more by the time when you said, "Kevin you're just a little mad, stop talking about these things. Get yourself together, get a prober job." I said, "What is a prober job?" you said, "Something to do with artillery or making walls or building balloons or blowing up balloons, something physical", I said...

I can't do it, I can t make it, I can't do it and I can't make it, I can't crack it, I can't break it, this mood I'm in, I can 't shake it, I can 't shake it, won 't go away, won 't go away

Maybe I'm idle. Day after day I want to do things but I can't do things and that leads to me be rather frustrated and sitting enjoying nothing and watching the grey sea and waiting for you to bring in the tea, the cakes, those cream cakes with that orange coloured jam and placing them on the table and laughing as you do it and saying "You lazy, lazy little man"

I can't do it, I can't make it, I can't crack it, I can 't break it, I can't do it, I can 't make it, I can 't crack it, I can 't break it, I can 't make it, I can 't make it, I can 't make it


I Confess (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (BABBLE)

I confess that I killed the cat

That cat was speckled and fat

It was an angry cat

But I thought it was laughing

I confess that I hit my brother

Then I trapped my mother

And then I struck my sister

Her nose was bleeding

I confessed to the priest one day

He said undress your soul and go away

I undressed and what did he say

He started his laughing

I recall a big black bird

Flapping his wings

The sound was heard over the town

As he pounced on me

I wasn't breathing

Chorus: I did it, I said it, I did it, I said it all the time (x2)

I've cried a million tears

I'v e been crying through the years

Too many wines and too much beer

I'm feeling dozy

I know that I'm not the one

I'm a rebel and a rebel is alone

Wherever you go you'll find the same

They're always breeding

And you reach out and you say that you're mine

You make me much better

And I'm waiting on time

For the time come when I feel like you

So optimistic

I confess I killed the cat

That cat was speckled and fat

Oh it was an angry cat

It was laughing

Chorus


I Couldn't Love You (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1988) (EVERYBODY'S NAKED)

I couldn't love you anymore than I do (spoken twice)

Hey honey it's me on your street

Waltzing around, kicking up my feet

That's you waving from your door

I couldn't love you anymore

It feels good to be back home, I know you've been alone

Chorus: I couldn't love you anymore than I do (four times).

Hey honey, who's talking to me?

Seems to be the neighbours are watching

But I feel free to kiss and hug you all down the road

Your mine, your mine and everybody knows

I know you've been alone but now I'm really home

Chorus (four times)

I know you've been alone but now I'm really home

Chorus (six times)

I love you, love you so, love you everywhere I go

You're on my mind, on my mind, on my mind, on my mind


I Drove your Car (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague/Ferguson - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

I drove your car yesterday and I hoped that it would go so fast

That the petrol wouldn't last till the town but it did, baby

I hoped that I would die before I reached the town and the sound of the people

But I arrived in town, my little darling, went outside to do some shopping

Collecting my new suit from the tailor, oh what a sight it was

It felt so nice

Returned to the car park, drove outide

Looking for a place to hide, I crept at 30 miles an hour through the back streets of the town

But your face was there beside me, sitting in the car

Saying nice things about the suit I wore

That I just bought

Holding the parcels I'd just discarded, saying nice things

So the car moved slowly to our home in the country

So slow that the birds could sit on the roof and sing little country songs

And when I got home you said to me: "Did you have a nice journey?"

Oiled the engine with a little golden tin you called your special thing

And dusted the boot with a brush I bought you for your birthday

I felt so guilty, so awfully guilty

Now we sit at the table, eating things I bought in town

And my new suit creaks like it's just been bought

I weave a spell of lies about the friends I met in town

And you hurry with your diner cause you've got to be around

At your closest friend's very soon

To tell her all the news

But the greatest news would be that I was free for just three hours in town today


If Only (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague/Nick Cudworth - 1970) (THE CLUB RONDO)

I have a house in the country, it's very nice

It's a got a lot of little towels and there's rooms all around

Andthe bathrooms are very nice

And there's palm trees in the garden and there's pear trees on the lawn

And I wear a velvet coat, on my head is a shawl

Now the local villagers, they are not content with me

They think I am a monster, a man from another land

They think my mother was a witch

And she went hand in hand with the Devil on a Saturday night

They think I keep bells in my larder and ?? in my maze

And they like to see my rooms at night when they're all in bed

The curious folk, they have a strange sense of fear

Now the villagers are hazy, they do not really know me well

They don't realize I'm lonely, I'm as lonely as Hell

But I count my candelabra and I polish at my shoes

And dream of friendly faces bringing me good news

If I only had a gardener, he would be able to clip my hedge

If I only had a buttler, he would answer my mail

If I only had a maid, she could bring me tea in my great big brass bed

If I only had just a little time, I'd make friends with all the villagers

And invite them to tea (x2)

To come and see that I'm quite well

I mean no-one no harm and my father and my mother

Who live somewhere below are quite well

And that my sister who they thought went away to America is really quite well

If I could only get into touch with people

If I could only get in touch with people (x2)


I Got a Feeling (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (SPIRIT OF 66)

I got a feeling you won't let me down (x2)

Your blonde hair driving me wild

I got a feeling you'll never let me down (x2)

I got a feeling, I got a feeling you'll never let me down

I gotta move, I wanna dance

I gotta move, I just wanna dance

I'm in the mood, I just wanna dance

Yes I'm in the mood, I just wanna dance

I got a feeling you'll never let me down (x3)

Come on dance (x2)

Everybody dance

I'm almost 59 but I can still dance

You'll never let me down (x2)

You'll never let us down (x4)

You know you've got to dance (x8)

You'll never let me down (x2)

You ... don't let me down

You'll never let me down (x2)

Never let me down

This feeling will never let me down

I feel like the King of Egypt. You know why? Because the feeling in my heart and in my soul, it'll never let me down. Also, I feel like the King of Russia, I don't really feel like the King of Russia. I feel like Leonid Brejnev on a bad night. Let's face it: I'm just getting old, with all those emotions going through my head and all I'm saying is

I'm not dead, I'm not dead

I've got it all in my head

Well I'm not dead, well, I'm not dead

I've got it all in my head

Well I'm not dead, I've got it all in my head

You got it all in your head

And you know you're not dead

You got to feel alright (x4)

You're not dead, you're very much alive


I Had a Girl (Kevin Coyne? - 1994) (LEEDS 94 )

Chorus: I had a girl, Dona was her name

Since she's been gone, I never felt the same

I loved a girl, Dona where can you be?

It was down in Darby Coop in 1958. You were standing by the ?? and I said: "?? you later". We had a big problem: you didn't love me. But I worshipped after you you know ?? (...)

I met you down at the Coop in 1958, then I saw you standing by the ?? so I said: "?? you later". You said to me: "You're not good enough for me"; I said: "I will do, one day, we'll marry and we'll find a little house and live together" ; you said: "No way".

Your mother said "No", father said "No"

He's not posh enough for us

Don't have a TV and they don't have a car

And his father goes to work on a bus

(...)

Chorus

I hear you're married an insurance salesman and he's out of work

He voted for Margaret Thatcher, the fucking ??

Serves you right, you could have lived with and loved and I'm missing everything

Still, never mind oh

Your mother said "No", your father said "No"

He's not posh enough for us

Don't have a TV and they don't have a car

And his father goes to work on a bus

Serves you right, I can see you now

Surrounded by children

And him fiddling with his ??

Waiting for a fresh pair to be ironed

All these little problems you know, ??

And I was hurt when he said

"You know, ??

??

Your father said "No", your mother said "No"

He's not posh enough for us

They don't have a TV and they don't have a car

And his father goes to work on a bus

I had a girl, Dona was her name

Since she's been gone, I never felt the same

I loved a girl, Dona, you're still with me wherever I go

You were standing on the bottom of the bed last night

The vision is with me every day

I love you

I love you too Kevin


I Heard you (Robert Coyne/Kevin Coyne - 2002) (CARNIVAL)

I heard you, I think I heard you, I'm sure I heard you, was it you?

I heard you, calling, calling, calling, crawling, calling very loud it seemed, echoing across the dance floor

I heard you, I'm convinced I heard you, I believe it was you I heard, I' m sure it was you I heard, I heard you (x2)

Was it you? (x6), somebody else maybe, echoing across that dance floor, that day, last week, I think it was last week, was it the week before?


I Hear Voices (Kevin Coyne - 2004) (DONUT CITY )

I live by the wishing well (2x)

Dreams through my brain, dreams through this mind, I live by the wishing well

I hear voices late at night (2x)

I hear the voices, they chatter in my ear, I hear voices late at night

I hear the flames they crackle and burn (2x)

They're tall as the trees, the great big trees, tall as the trees in my head

I follow strange strange ideas (2x)

Fantasies I have that make me sometimes laugh, I have these strange strange ideas

So tell me which way I have to be, must I be like you and not me, tell me the way I have to be, must I be like you and not me, I want to be with you, I want to fit in (3x)

That's what I want to do, I don't want to stand out, I don't want to be a stranger, I don't want to be different, I want to fit in, I don't want to be a stranger, I don't want to be different


I Know who you are (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (LIFE IS ALMOST WONDERFUL)

Chorus: I know who you are, you know who I am, we don't know each other at all

You think I'm sexy and I think you're chic, we don't know each other at all.

I live in my house, you live in your house, through life we both stoically crawl

I know who you are, you know who I am, we don't know each other at all

Chorus

I live in my house, you live in your house, through life we both stoically crawl

I know who I am, you know who you are, we don't know each other at all

We don't know each other at all (x2)


I Like to Boogie (Kevin Coyne - 1990) (VERTIGO)

I like to boogie (x2) ??

I like to boogie, I'll tell you when: on a Saturday night

I like to boogie (x3)

On a Saturday night

I had a good time

When I was fourteen I used to be a rebel but I'm changed I'm changed I'm changed I'm changed now

I like to boogie (x3)

On a Saturday night

I like to boogie (x3)

On a Saturday night

This is a tribute to Marc Bolan. Really, seriously. So if you're here Mark, we're gonna sing along now cause I just want to take it all away, singing something really silly and forgetting all this non sense about fat girls and psychotics and depressives and Margaret Thatcher and all this non sense cause I really think if Marc Bolan was here today, he'd be a pain in the ass. He was a great poet, I don't think. This is a tribute to Marky Boy and one more time, all together

I like to boogie (x3)

On a Saturday night

I like to boogie (x3)

On a Saturday night

I like to boogie (x3)

Space age couple, why don't you flex your magic muscles, why don't you cultivate the grounds, you're the only ones around

Space age couple, why don't you flex your magic muscles, why don't you cultivate the grounds, why don't you just do that

There you are, all in one: little tribute to Captain Beefheart at the very end and a little before then Marc Bolan

I like to boogie (x3) on a Saturday night (repeat)

I've always liked to boogie and I will till I'm ninety five


I'll Go too (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS)

Little white hands in the atomic night

The face of the future so clear and bright

There's leopards leaping before your eyes

See your face so clear and wise

Chorus: Oh oh oh oh, I'll go too (x2)

You run down your garden, there's someone there

She's got white hands and long blonde hair

Now naked laughter is no more a sin

So enjoy yourself and jump on in

Chorus

You're dancing there on a spiky lawn

You're singing past midnight until dawn

It feels so good, good to be alive

I had a vision of this in 1955 (and it's coming true)

Chorus

Come round my house, we'll have some fun

You can dance on the tables and fire your guns

They're just rubber bullets, won't cause no pain

You'll laugh and love again and again (you're in heaven)

Chorus


I'll Keep on (Where Did she Go?) (Kevin Coyne - 1982) (PUTNEY, DEC 26 1982 )

I've been waiting for Christmas, waiting for a line

Waiting for a perfect ??, a perfect wife

Chorus: Where did she go? (x4)

Waiting for an angel every day

Sometimes reams it flies, it flies

Chorus

Well all over the world, I'm a big pop star

Sometimes they told me I wouldn't go far

Chorus

Well I've been a socialist and I love peace

??

Where have these ideals gone?

Where have these big ideals gone?

?? because I'm still alone

Some get drunk and some fall down

Some ?? want their crown

Oh I'll carry on

Oh you know I'll carry on

Just an institution ?? dead and gone

Just an institution but I'll carry on

Just an institution but I'll probably carry on

??


I'll Never Change (Kevin Coyne/Christopher Strubl & Van Bluus - 1986) (VAN BLUUS)

What you're gonna do tonight sitting in the dark?

What you're gonna do tonight surrounded by sharks?

What you're gonna do tonight sitting all alone?

I suppose you'll sit and just get stoned on your own

Chorus: I'll never change, worrying about you

I'll never change, all I can do

I'll never change, worrying about you

I'll never change, all I can do

I said honey, I'll never ever change.

What you're gonna do tonight now I'm gone?

What you're gonna do tonight now I'm not home?

What you're gonna do tonight? Gonna lock your door

What you're gonna do tonight? can't take anymore, lock your door cause

Chorus

What you're gonna do tonight? Nobody's near

What you're gonna do tonight if you scream, who will hear?

What you're gonna do tonight when those noises start?

What you're gonna do tonight, will you fall apart without me?

Chorus

I'll Never Change (alternate take) (Kevin Coyne/Christopher Strubl & Van Bluus - 1986) (VAN BLUUS) (Shows how Kevin will change the lyrics from one take to another...)

What you're gonna do tonight on your own?

What you're gonna do all alone?

What you're gonna do tonight sitting in the dark?

What you're gonna do tonight surrounded by those sharks?

Chorus: I'll never change, worrying about you

I'll never change, that's all I can do

I'll never change, worrying about you

I'll never change,that's all I can do

I said honey, I can never ever change.

What you're gonna do tonight now I'm gone?

What you're gonna do tonight now I'm not the one?

What you're gonna do tonight with your new boyfriend?

What you're gonna do tonight, tell him that it's the end?

Cause you know that

Chorus

What you're gonna do tonight all alone?

What you're gonna do tonight sitting on your own?

What you're gonna do tonight in the dark?

What you're gonna do tonight surrounded by sharks, so many there?

Chorus


I Love Everyone In My Way (Kevin Coyne - 1982) (LIESTAL PALAZZO,)

I was talking to my best friend only the other day

He gave me some good advice, this is what he said:

You have no problems, it's all in your mind

He gave me some advice, that man was really kind

I loved him and I touched him, I told him I was right

But he told me I was wrong, then we had a fight

I was concerned that he really loved me

I was concerned he was my friend

Then he hit me over the head with a brick

He wasn't really my friend

I love everyone in my way (x2)

Well I love everyone in my little way

I love everyone in my way

Chorus: I love everyone in my way (x2)

I love everyone, I love everyone

I love everyone in my way (x2).

Chorus

Now there's something people I meet in life they have a problem too

They get hold of me and they tell me what to do

They say: "You've got to be a popstar, a rock'n'roll hero"

But look around you now, is this the way to go?

Chorus


I Love my Mother (Kevin Coyne/Andy Summers - 1976) (HEARTBURN)

You say and I say that love's alright, love's alright

I give and you give that special light, a special light

Arm in arm, arm in arm against the night, the darkest night

We say we know, I suppose we know

But something's not right, something's not right

Chorus: I love my mother yes I do, oh I love her so

I love my mother, yes I do, yes I do

We speak and we sqeak, we don't mean a word, don't mean a word

You're leaving, you're deceiving is so absurd, is so absurd

You mean nothing, you say nothing

And I want to fly, I want to leave

I won't grieve, you won't deceive me

No, I'll be there, be there

Chorus

Telling you

A vacant beach out of reach and no-one there, no-one care

Expensive house with a little mouse

That says he's there, he's always there

He knows he needs and he's got to feed

On something new, what can he do?

You've left him here, you've gone my dear

And I want to got but she really knows

Chorus

Oh I'm telling you


I'm A Girl (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (ELVIRA )

Elvira, I hear you, you don't hear me, I hear you, you're talking to me

I'm a boy, I'm a boy (x3) you're not supposed to talk to me

I hear you boy, I hear you talking, I hear your laughter and I'm going to talk to you

I hear you, and I hear your swearing, I hear your cursing, you can hold me if you like

I'm a girl, I'm a girl (x2)

It' nice to touch, it's nice to say, it's nice to hold each other this way, it's nice to fall in love they say, that's love, that's love, that's love

But somebody's going to take it away, somebody's going to wash it all away, at least that's what my father keeps saying

Girls don't have any brain (x3)

I'm a girl, I'm a girl etc., and I've got a brain


I'm All Aching (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1971) (STRANGE LOCOMOTION

I'm all aching baby

But baby I'm leaving you

You know I've got to fly tonight

Rush from the anger

The sadness and the lies

Only now I hear you sigh, hear you sigh

Showing too much pain baby

Was a thing we never did

Now I know I was a fool

Loosing you meant the end of all I ever had

Crushed our sweetness

Turned it sour, turned it bad

And I know, and I know

I'm all aching baby

But darling I'm leaving you

You know I've got to fly tonight

Loosing you meant the end of all I ever had

Crushed our sweetness

Turned it sour, turned it bad

And I know, yes I know

If I could speak to you

Baby without fear

Talk with warmth instead of tears

Though we're both wrong darling

We will go on and on

Because no-one they want to loose

I'm all aching baby

But baby I'm leaving you

You know I've got to fly tonight


I'm a Lonely Little Boy (Kevin Coyne - 1988) (PARADISO)

I said I'm looking for Paradise, money floatting down from the sky

Lots and lots of nice things, lots and lots of ??

Millions and millions and millions of smiles

I'm a lonely little boy down here, a lonely little boy down here

My house full of fear and I have a lot of bear and I'm a lonely little boy down here

I'm a lonely little boy down here, I'm a lonely little boy down here

I'm a lonely little boy, I'm a lonely little boy


I'm Alright Here (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague/Nick Cudworth - 1970) (THE CLUB RONDO)

Well you'd better leave me alone here

I don't want to hear you no more

I'm alright where I am

Leave me here and don't bother me no more

I'm alright, I'm alright, I'm alright here

You'd better not bother me with your shouting

Your noise is all in my ears

I don't want to hear your rattle and your taunting

I don't want to hear your boos and your cheers

I'm alright by myself, I'm alright, I'm alright here

Well the world seems a great bundle of noise

It's a fact woman I ain't got no choice

But now I found a little place where I can be

Oh it's quiet and it's right by the sea

Don't bother me baby, I'm alright here, I'm alone

I'm on my own, oh yes

I could do anything I want here

I can play in the sand all day and throw stones at the sea gulls as they float by and pull grass up and kick sand about and oh wear my swimming trunks and wear wellingtons when I want to and oh yes I can play marbles now cause nobody can say I'm not a child and I don't have to conform to any regulation, patterns of so-called behaviour and I'm very happy here, I've got a nice little house and it's got no light but who needs electric light and I don't really drink water anymore so I'm not bothered about the lack of a tap and I'm so happy here you know, the city is... is so boring really, basicaly and a lot of people tell me that I'm a fool and I want to go, you know, somewhere special where people like me go but never mind I'm happy kicking around in the sand and pulling up the grass and speeding at the cows and trapping blue waffles in jam jars anyway

Oh don't you bother me here

I have nothing to fear now

I'm as happy as a little boy

I'm clapping my hands and I'm full of joy

Don't you bother me, don't you bother me now

Oh no!

Well I'm as happy as I can be

I'm living in a little house by the sea

And I don't have no uncles or aunties bothering me, no

Oh there's no big wheels and I don't have to feel my way around

So here you are, the solutions to your problems is my solution to my problem, that is leave if you have to or go away somewhere and maybe preferably by the sea but if you can find a high tower, go there and sit on the top and let the wind strike you in the face or if you like you can go... well underground yes where it's well heated and you know there's plenty of light and you know, all the rest of those nice things that go with, anyway, freedom or something like that, anyway I'm going now, I'm going back to deal with the sand and the grass and the cows and of course there's the lobsters to contend with and here we go and goodnight everybody and...


I'm Going (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

Give out a light, shine up the night

Make it so bright cause I'm going

Put me on a plane, send me to a train

I've got a weary brain so I'm going

Anywhere you like, I don't really mind

Anywhere you like honey, I don't really mind

Just make it plain, no-one's to blame, no-one's to blame

I'm going

There's far too much pain, seen too much rain

I've got nothing to gain

So I'm going

I know you don't mind but I try to be kind

Really been blind so I'm going

Anywhere you like, I don't really mind

Anywhere you like baby, I don't really mind

Just make it plain, no-one's to blame, no-one's to blame

I'm going

Here's to our love, there's black clouds above

I've had enough so I'm going

You could drop a line though I don't really mind

If you don't drop a line cause I'm going

Anywhere you like, I don't really mind

Anywhere you like babe, I don't really mind

Just make it plain, no-one's to blame, no-one's to blame

I'm going

I'm off through the town, ?? with frowns

You put me down so I'm going

Live and let live, you've nothing to give

You were mine and not his so I'm going

It's anywhere you like, I don't really mind

Anywhere you like babe, I don't really mind

Just make it plain, no-one's to blame, no-one's to blame

I'm going


I'm Gonna Try to Make you Love Me (Kevin Coyne - 1999) (REX 99)

Nobody loves me, they don't know my name

Everybody says: "The little Kevin's to blame

He live in a house, it's a very strange one

Sometimes he screams, he doesn't have much fun"

But I'm gonna try to make you love me

I'm gonna try to make you love me

"Well he's talking to strangers and he doesn't know where to go

Sometimes he's going, sometimes 'Ahh!' and sometimes he's slow

And he's worried and he's carring, he's always in the dark

He's in a big fat world with big fat sharks"

I'm worry, I hope that you love me

Just a little worry, I hope that you love me

"Well he's into little funy now, he gets funnier all the time"

I get fifty-five years old and nothing seems to rhyme

But I want one thing I wanted all my life

I want that little bungalow with a little fat wife

I just want you, I want you to love me

I want you honey, I want you to love me

Well I'm out in your town

And I'm lost and alone

I'm down on the settee

And I'm stinking and I'm stoned

And I'm looking at the TV

There's really nothing on

I've searched all my life just for a little bit of fun

All I want is for you to love me (x4)

That's all I really want from you


I'm into your Game (Kevin Coyne - 1999) (SUGAR CANDY TAXI )

Well I just called somebody far away, she said she loves me so much, I don't believe a word she said but I...

Oh honey I'm into your game

I called a faceless number in Berlin, a number in the city of sin

Oh honey I'm into your game

It's a long long way, a long long way from home, I'm sitting on the settee sleepy and stoned

Oh honey I'm into your game, I'm into your, I'm into your, I'm into your endless endless expensive game

I keep on ringing, I do it almost every night, I must be so lonely, you're only my only little light

Honey, I'm into your game

When the telephone bill it arrives, I shall scream, I'll shout "It's a rip off" but I don't mind cause I'm into your game

It's steamy and it's hot and I'm all alone, you're whispering something naughty, oh keep on and on yeah

Oh honey I'm into your game, I'm into your, I'm into your, I'm into your game

I don't even know your name, I like what you say, I'm into your game

I'm into your game, I'm into your game

I'm into it, I'm into it for life, I'm into it, I'm into it for life, I'm into it, I'm into your game, I'm into your game

Talk to me, that's nice, now you're so sweet, do you really want to do that? Do you really want to do that? That's wonderful, I'm into your game


I Miss you (Kevin Coyne - 2001) (GIESSEN)

Everybody knows the sun never goes down

Everybody knows that I cry sometimes

Everybody knows I get heavy, I get blue

Everybody knows that I miss you

I miss you honey, I really do (x2)

Her little chinese eyes, I miss them too

Honey, honey honey, I miss you

And everybody says that our love was dead

I will tell them that it was a lie (x2)

Cause I wonder why I still feel the same

I love the sound of your lovely name

Honey honey I miss you (x2)

Honey, honey honey honey, I'll always miss you


I'm Just a Man (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS)

It's not that I want to say anything that hurts you or demeans you

It's not that I want to say anything that will even make you cry for a minute or an hour or a day

I just want you any way to understand I'm just a man in love with you, you

Well it's not that I want to hold you to ransom with foolish lies or lies and eyes

And tie you down, it's not that and

It's not that Iwant to even marry you because marrying you would mean that I'd have to chain you, not choose you, chain you, not choose you

I love you and that is all I want to say and I've never wanted to say anything any other way, that the way I'm saying it now, this is the way I really feel

And if I sound a little confused, it's because I'm all feeling for you

Can you understand?

Well it's not that I want to say that it'll last forever and that we'll be in that never-never land where things always go right

Cause in my experiene the light can turn a little dark when tongues have been sharpened

Things have been said that were wrong and it's not that I want to say I've got a solution cause I don't have a solution and I sometimes don't have a notion as to whether I mean what I say but I mean it now, I mean it now, yes I

I always will if you let me do it but if I don't do it then it's not my fault cause I love you so much and I'm keeping it up forever if I can, I'm just a man and I love you

I love you, yes I love you


I'm Normal (Kevin Coyne - 1975?) (POSTAULA long version)

He hurt me again, cause so much pain

He's laughing at my trousers, and my shoes and my brain

There's nothing wrong with me, I'm normal can't you see

I'm normal, I'm normal, I'm normal ??

He's laughing at me, she's laughing at me, he's laughing at me, he's laughing at me,

And I'm normal, and I'm normal, I'm normal, I'm normal, I'm normal

She's laughing at me, he's laughing at me, he's laughing at me

I'm normal, I'm like anyone else


Impossible Child (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1990) (ROMANCE ROMANCE )

Just twenty one and he's got to learn

The heart

Ragged and restless, rolling and tumbling

Dancing on the tables in a hotel bar

Telling everybody that he's the big boy

Telling everybody that he's a star

Nobody believes him, comes his money around

Proving everything to everybody he can

Everybody knows that he's just a boy

He's impossible, he's not really a man

Moonlight, he's gone crazy

Midnight, brings on fire

Moonlight, he's going bad now, bader than bader than bader than bad

Moonlight, he's gone crazy

Midnight, head's on fire

Moonlight, he's going bad now, everybody says he's an impossible child

Looking and talking, tumbling and laughing

Everybody says that he's really a clown

Nobody sees that he's really crying

Sometimes he's pitiful, sometimes he's down

His little girlfriend she stands in the corner

Everything he got she celebrates

Now she's getting crazy in the head now

She's going ??, she just can't wait

I said midnight, he's gone crazy

Moonlight, head's on fire

Midnight, he's getting bad now, bader than bader than bader than bad

Midnight, he's gone crazy

Moonlight, head's on fire

Midnight, he's going bad now, everybody says he's an impossible child

Midnight, he's gone crazy

Moonlight, head's on fire

Midnight, he's going bad now, bader than bader than bader than bad

Midnight, he's gone crazy

Moonlight, head's on fire

Midnight, he's going bad now, everybody says he's an impossible child

Struggling and tumbling, rolling and rocking

Reeling and rolling down the road at night

His girl friend's with him, his girl friend's holding on

He's looking bad, he's looking out a sight

Policeman comes and stops him and holds him

??

He says I am a crazy lunatic, I am the chosen one

Midnight, going crazy

Midnight, head's on fire

Midnight, feeling bad now, bader than bader than bader than bad

Midnight, going crazy

Midnight, head's on fire

Midnight, going bad now, everybody says he's an impossible child

Midnight, going crazy

Midnight, head's on fire

Moonlight, feeling bad now, bader than bader than bader than bad

Midnight, going crazy

Midnight, head's on fire

Midnight, feeling bad now, everybody says he's an impossible child


I'm so Happy (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

I'm so happy, bouncing like a baby boy (x2)

Trouble's all gone, life's full of joy

Standing on a corner, I'm clapping my hands (x2)

I'm so happy, I hope you all understand

Got no problems, ackes all out of my head (x2)

Just take a book and I'll retire to my bed (I'm a happy man)

I'm so happy, bouncing like a baby boy (x2)

No bad luck or trouble, life's full of joy

Why don't you join me? We could have some fun (x2)

I'm so happy, blues is on the run


I'm Still Here (Kevin Coyne - 1990) (ROCK CLUB)

I'm still here (x4)

I said I'm still here (x4)

Oh fuck off - I'm still here (x4)

Oh go away - I'm still here (x3)

Nobody's screaming, nobody knows

You come in to see me die - I don't mind

I'm still here (x5)

I'm Still Here (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1987) (STUMBLING ONTO PARADISE)

Walking by your tiny house, all the blinds are down

Shadows, memories, footsteps they're all around

I can see a smiling face almost everywhere

I wonder sometimes i f you ever really cared

I'm a liberated man, I'm a liberated man, I'm a liberated man but I don't understand

You know that I'm, I'm still here and I'll never go away now (x3)

You know that I'm, I'm still here

So many memories but I'm used to that now

I cried a million tears, can't cry anymore and nohow

But some lonely nights when I'm on my own

I really wonder how you feel so all alone

I'm a liberated man, I'm a liberated man, I'm a liberated man sometimes I don't understand

You know that I'm, I'm still here and I'll never go away now (x3)

You know that I'm, I'm still here, yes I am

You know that I'm, I'm still here and I'll never go away now (ad lib)


I'm Wild (RobertCoyne/Kevin Coyne - 1999) (ROOM FULL OF FOOLS)

Anyhody talking to me might get the wrong impression (x2)

That I'm fading away, fading away

But that's incorrect (x2)

I'm as strong as a bull (x2)

I'm wild (x2)

Anybody talking to me might get the wrong impression (x2)

That I'm drifting away in a hazy blue (x2)

But that's incorrect, certainly incorrect

I'm as strong as a bull (x2)

And I'm wild (x2)

Anybody talking to me might get the wrong impression (x2)

That I'm falling to pieces like an old jigsaw (x2)

But that would be incorrect, certainly incorrect

I'm as strong as a bull (x2)

And I'm wild, can't you hear it, I'm really wild (repeat)

Fade away

That's enough, I'm really wild


I Need You (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague - 1971?) (RABBITS)

I'm a loving weeping fool walking the streets for a sign of you cause I need you, alright

Sit around ?? my days in bed I need you oh Lord

Trying so hard, I know it's absurd but dear I want your love I need you

?? feel like I'm reaching the end cause I need you

?? what can I do, I need you, alright

??, I need you, alright

??

?? I need you, I'm down

Oh I'm losing sleep ?? I need you , I do

I'm a loving weeping fool walking the streets for a sign of you cause I need you, alright

Sit around ?? my days in bed I need you

Trying so hard, I know it's absurd but dear I want your love I need you

?? feel like I'm reaching the end cause I need you

?? what can I do, I need you, alright

??, I need you, alright


I Never Chill Out (Kevin Coyne - 1999) (QUEEN HALL)

All my life I waited, waited for that little crack of light

Come through the ??

Maybe it comes tonight

Strange little fellows to whisper in my ears

Optimisc things, wonderful things

I pace and pace around, I never chill out (x3)

I hate that word, I never chill out

Once I was down, once I was falling

Once I was a racket, once a ?? toy

Once I was something ?? and cold

Now I feel warm but just a little old

Hold me tonight, world call me tonight

Call me tonight, world call me tonight (x2)

Call me tonight, big fat world

Call me tonight


Influence of the Past (poem) (Kevin Coyne - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

The cheap city grew in my head

Till it began a Babylon

Dressed all for me in special colors and sights

You see, the voices fog through old fashioned microphones

Were part of a picture created on a fairground

When a boy with no money

Danced court to the ladies who took off their clothes

It was a memory taken from a long brown drawer

Filled with neckties and tie pins

That covered the drawings of them

Those thight silk bodices

Those hot fat trousers

Flooding over sacred flesh

They were made to speak a baby language of secret manipulations

For the boy who couldn't really know and still does not know

Who still performs in a ?? for bodies every night

And cruelly uses his friends for the actors

There's a blockade somewhere in the necessary channel and someone shouts: "Do it!"

That's to do with circular pictures of Mary and Jesus

And shadowy priests eating my tea in the kitchen

The keeper priest's flat face and fish eyes

Praying beads men who hand out advice

Old clothes and nylon stockings stuffed with milk bottle tops

For their own good courses

Their Jaguars and Morris Minors

The blockage cleared would have maybe made a god of me

Taller than Charles Atlas and fresh with the thoughts of the great

But I doubt and linger as the black wet coat hangs on the wall pegs

As the gloves stiffen fingers to warn me

The city entrances, narrow green shafts

Curtains and cowboys ready to strip

And shops with banned books

And small bands playing my ?? tune

The city of legs and high clacking shoes

Where men drop their waste lines

And girls dance on tables

Where erections and rude things are dashed from my book


In my Room (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

In my room there's paper faces

Ragged trousers hanging down

Faded prints of seaside places

And the sea in my room, in my room

No-one shares my cups and saucers

No-one shares my private jokes

I see temples and whites horses

And the girls in my room, in my room

In my room I keep my papers

Documents of a private life

Ink-stained letters, female favors

And their whims in my room, in my room

Sometimes I look from the window

Watch the trucks they're pounding by

I never travel far below though

I just sit in my room, in my room

Landlady weeding at her garden

Pruning edges was they grow

She sees my face, I beg her pardon

And I blush in my room, in my room

I see no change in my position

Just new noises drifting through

?? sound straight from a photo

In a frame in my room, in my room

In my room there's paper faces

Ragged trousers cutting hanging down

Faded prints of seaside places

And the sea in my room, in my room, in my room


In Silence (Kevin Coyne - 1980) (SANITY STOMP)

Here in silence, trap the hours, trap the days, listen to them with their ways, with their, with their, with their eternal arguing

Don't they realize it's causing pain?

Here in silence, imagining Valhalla, imagining something strong, imagining something that will last for longer than a minute or an hour without a storm

Sing of sunshine, a glistening snowy cloud

Here in silence, poetizing, memorizing, talking to my friends who are far away at some school, they will not let me say, let me feel what I want to feel

Listen

Chorus: Oh oh, the children know, I said oh oh the children grow, I said oh oh I love them so

Here in silence, listening to the echoes of a million children in a million council houses, they're all over the world screaming, screaming in, not daring to scream under the sheets

Here in silence, anyway they don't have to be there, they could be anywhere, they try to care but they can't leave, they cannot go, they cannot go because Mummy and Daddy they've told them to stay

Here in silence, listenng to the tumbling, the banging, the crashing, the smashing, the mashing of mighty minds that should know better but can't sort it out

Everybody (I said)

Chorus

Here in silence, listen, listen, hear my knocking brain, you're driving me mad

Here in silence, why don't you sort it out, don't monkey around, be sound, be strong and love us all, you're the root of my life, you're the root, you're the root of our soul

Here in silence, somebody write a song for me, somebody tell me what to see, I'll write it (repeat) cause it's writing itself, can't you hear? all over the world

Chorus

Don't hurt them


I Only Want to See You Smile (Kevin Coyne - 1978) (DYNAMITE DAZE)

I only want to see you smile

You know I like it when you smile

It's such a marvelous smile

And you know it's deep like heaven

I want to be your friend

I truly want to be your friend

And the letters that I send

Are filled with heart and love dear

Chorus: A million lullabies

I can see them in your eyes

But last night the lies

Obscured the truth that I love you

Little girl, everywhere your arm surrounds me

Little girl, everytime, I'm glad you found me

It goes on and on

I'll always sing a song

Because our love is strong

We can wipe away the tears and silence

Hold me close

Just a little close

You can ease away the times and pain

And the sadness I felt before you

Chorus


I Really Live Round Here (False Friends) (Kevin Coyne - 1978) (DYNAMITE DAZE)

You ask me to write a song

Saying how it really feels

To have a wife and a baby and a flatlet

And not enough money, money to eat

You're laughing with your friends

Always giggling with your friends

You're saying it's the end

I'm finished, I'm done, I'm driven round the bend

Chorus: I know what you're thinking

I know my brain is shrinking yeah

I really live round here (x3)

I'm not a millionaire and my patience is thin

You're laughing at my wife

Always laughing at my wife

Always beaming at my wife

And every time you do it, you're cutting like a knife

My children they're scared

They're truly truly scared

Frightened out of their wits

You scare them, you scare them to bits now

Chorus

Have mercy on me

I'm like you, can't you see

I'm just looking for a friend

Friendship, friendship, this is where it ends

I'm going away

To some fields far away

Build myself a country house

I'm living in the basement as frightened as a mouse, yeah

I know what you're thinking

I know my head is shrinking

I really live round here (x3)

I'm not a millionaire and my patience ??

I really live round here (x3)

I'm not a millionaire and my patience ??

Ah ah ah you're laughing

Ah ah ah always laughing

Ah ah ah laughing at me

Laughing at me (repeat)


I Really Love You (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (BABBLE)

Nights I've wasted waiting in that lonely bedroom

Face pressed against the window, face all full of gloom

Watching wild men screaming in the public bars

Seeing the headlights whirling, wondering where you are but oh

Chorus: I really love you baby (x3)

I want you to get down and come on round (x2)

You are so far away, you seem so distant now

Just a line or a letter, a word to reach me somehow

I'm burning inside and the rage is climbing to my head

I suppress my anger, spend most of my life in bed but oh

Chorus

So it seems that has to, has to be the way with me

I'm not thinking too much, most sensible men would agree

That I shou\d leave you, somewhere some way

Never talk of you again

But then I can't do that darling

Your very face gives me a yen

Chorus

I Really Love You (reprise) (Kevin Coyne - 1990) (WINCHESTER)

I really love you (x4) hang on

I really love you (x2) yes I do

I really love you (x2) absolutly

I really love you (x2) wonderful

I really love you (x2) darling

I really love you (x2) cutie pie

I really love you (x2) wonderful

I really love you (x2) you're the tops

I really love you (x2) poll tax

I really love you (x2) I love you

I really love you (x2)

Do you really love me darling? Yes I do Kevin, carry on

I really love you (x2) you're the tops

I really love you (x2) you're the best

I really love you (x2) you're lovely

I really love you (x2) you're nice

I really love you (x2) lovely

I really love you (x2)

Is there any other ?? theme for this or is it going on for hours and hours? Yes ??. One more time

I really love you (x2) I love you

I really love you (x2) everybody sings this cause it makes you feel better after a while

I really love you (x2) come on

I really love you (x2) yes

I really love you (x2) I do

I really love you (x2)

When we're down at Bringlington, gazing at the donkeys, everybody laughs as we pass, ride by. We go to the little boat, jump in the sea and then you start to cry

Silly song. This is about a holiday I took in 1957

I really love you (x8)

Yes I do


Islands [Swimming Pool] (Kevin Coyne - 1985) (MANEGE)

You we're standing in a corner so sad so lonely

I reached out to touch you, didn't know what to do

You were crying in a bedroom I love you so much

I didn't know what to say, I didn't know what to do

But honey, I'm gonna love you all my life

Oh I'm gonna love you all my life

Oh I'm gonna find that swimming pool,

Oh I'm gonna find that swimming pool and I will jump to stay cool

I was crazy of the moment, all those ?? touching me

I was crazy just to touch you, just the way you'll always be

I was in the middle of an island, in the middle of an ocean

I reached out to touch, what else could I do

Alright, oh honey, I'm gonna love you all my life

Oh I'm gonna love you all my life, I'm gonna love you all my life

Oh I'll find that swimming pool and we'll jump in to stay cool

Yes you know that I'm just crazy, crazy for you

We'll be standing in the bedroom, God knows I don't know what to to

You're so ?? and so wonderful, I feel the same too

?? I feel ?? because??

Because, I'm gonna love you all my life

Oh I'm gonna love you all my life,

Oh I'm going to find that swimming pool, I'm going to find that swimming pool

I'm going to jump in to stay cool

Oh honey I'm just crazy everytime you really touch me

I just feel like dynamite; I feel so good

And I'm shaking all over when you walk into the bedroom

Oh I just stand like a statue, I'm gonna kiss you oh because you know

I'm gonna love you all my life, I'm gonna love you all my life,

I'm going to find that swimming pool, I'm going to find that swimming pool

I'm going to jump in to stay cool


I Stood up (Kevin Coyne - 1995) (CRAZY FRANK)

Well I stood up and I stood down, I looked up and I spun round

Chorus: Thought I saw an angel standing there (he was standing, standing right there) (x2).

And everybody says he's going crazy, (crazy) his mind's befuddled, it's becoming hazy (hazy)

But I believe, I believe what I saw (I saw it), I held the key (it was there) to heavens door

Cause I stood up (I stood up) and I stood down (well I stood right down), I looked up (I looked right up, right up) and I spun round (I spun, I spun right round

Chorus

And everybody said he's going down (going right down), he used to be the king but he's lost his crown (lost his crown)

We don't want his drunken sort around (he's drunk) but I believe (I believe) what I saw

Cause I stood up (yes I stood up) and I stood down (well I stood right down), yes I looked up (and I looked right up, I looked right up) and I spun round (I spun, I spun right round)

I knew I saw an angel standing there (he was standing, standing right there) (x2)

It doesn't matter what the people say (doesn't matter at all), I'll always believe any old way (I believe, I believe)

They'll never change my mind it seems (I'll never change), I've seen heavens dream (dreaming on)

I stood up (I stood up, I stood up), yes I stood up (dreaming on, I stood up), yes I stood up (yes I stood up) and I spun round (I spun, I spun right round)


I Talk to Myself (Kevin Coyne - 1982) (HALF MOON 90)

I talk to myself most of the time (x2)

Have you ever had the experience?

Do you talk to yourself?

And everywhere I go in the world, it's the same

Everywhere I see, I know it's the same

You're talking to yourself

Keep on talking to yourself (x2)

Because there's nobody else

Keep on talking to yourselves

There's nobody else

But there's me and there's you and as long as we understand the truth, and we'll do


It Hurts (Eugene Coyne/Kevin Coyne - 1999) (SUGAR CANDY TAXI )

I remember my home town, the buildings red and brown, the velvet golden fields, the sun it wouldn't yield

I remember me and you, a loving me and you, I remember, I can't forget

I said to you Keep in touch, you said It is too much, that I drive you mad, my voice makes you sad but I loved you so much then, I'd do it all again just for you, just for you

But why, why do you turn away when all I need's a day for us to just hold hands or you to say hello and whisper sweet and low that you're not afraid, you're not afraid, you're not afraid

I pray to the Lord to help me, help me God, that she will understand that I'm a truthful man, the love I hold for her, it hurts and it burns

It hurts and it burns (repeat)


It Must be Love (Kevin Coyne - 2001) (BREMEN)

I don't know why I love you but I love more than I ever did before (x2)

It's true

Don't know why I want to squeeze you, want to squeeze you like a lemon, I don't know why I want to do it but I want to do it now

I want to squeeze, tease you like a lemon, I want to squeeze you, I have to do it now

I don't know why I feel this way, I've been feeling this way almost all through the day, the night is coming and the stars they're shining bright

I don't know why I feel this way, I've been feeling this way every day, oh the stars they're shining bright, the night, the night is coming, it's almost here

I'm talking to myself in this little pink room, I'm talking to myself in this little pink room, standing at the windows, shouting at the trafic, at the bicycles riders

I'm standing at these windows in this little pink room, I'm shouting at the bicycles riders, "Hello!", they don't answer me

I guess you could call it love

They'd have to call it love

Can't be anything else

They'd have to call it love (x2)

Can't be anything else

There's a voice in my head saying "You should be dead, you're over fifty-five, you're more dead than alive, I feel happy"

I can't expain this voice, this voice of choice, coming through the air, bringing me up and bringing me down

And everytime I have to go to work, I scramble out of bed, I'm always late, I run for the bus, I run for the bus and I'm thinking of you

Why do I scramble out of bed and run for the bus, I'm always late, why am I always thinking of you?

Well as I sing I see your face, as I sing I see your face, it's such a lovely face, such a heavenly face, now

As I sing I see your face (x2)

It's such a heavenly, heavenly, heavenly, himlisch face

Must be love

That's what I call it

Must be, must be love

Boring in a way but it must be love, it can't be anything else, it's boring in a way but it must be love

Must be love, it is love, it's nothing else, it's disturbing, disturbing me

Must be (x8) love, it's disturbing me, alright

Must be love (x2)

Heavens above, it must be love, it's nothing else

Must be love, heavens above, it must be love, it can't really be anything else

Has to be (x2), I'm disturbed, it has to be love

It has to be, it has to be

It has to be (x3)

I's got to be love (x3)

Love, love, love, it's nothing else, I don't feel well, I feel bad, I feel sad but in a strange kind of way I feel awfully happy

It must be love


It Really Doesn't Matter (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (BABBLE)

It doesn't really matter (x3)

(Repeat 8 times)


It's All Over (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1990) (ROMANCE ROMANCE )

It's almost over, it's almost done (x4)

My head it spins, how it beats all day (x4)

This house, this house, this house is not a home

It's cold, it's cold, it's cold and alone

This house, this house, this house is not a home

It's cold, it's cold, it's cold and alone

(repeat everything)

This house, this house, this house is not a home

It's cold, it's cold, it's cold and alone

This house, this house, this house is not a home

It's cold, it's cold, it's cold and alone

My head it spins, how it beats all day (x8)

Since you've gona away, there's nothing here

You've left me and the ??

There's no coming back, no return

I'm looking at the letters you burned

The garden's empty with you

The wind is dirty and the ??

The street is filled with empty sounds

Eyless faces all around

This is a nightmare, it's coming home

?? there's no more fun

Keep on drinking, another cigarette


It's Amazing (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1992) (BURNING HEAD) or It's Amazing II (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1993) (TOUGH AND SWEET)

Chorus: It 's amazing what you do now when you do that thing (x4)

Baby what's your name? I'll call you Mary Jane, I'll keep it simple and plain, I'll call you Mary Jane

Chorus

I'm looking at you baby from across the way, let's get together, make a happy day

Oh come on here and hold me tight, it's a lovely feeling and it's Saturday night

Chorus

Wanna a drink? You're making me think l'm a stranger here, feeling kind of weird

Can I take you home? I know you're alone, don't laugh at me, don't laugh at me

Chorus

What's your name? I'll call you Mary Jane, I'll keep it simple and plain, I'll call you Mary Jane

Baby what's your name? l'll keep it simple and plain, baby what's your name? I'll call you Mary Jane

Chorus

What's your name? I'll call you Mary Jane, I'll keep it simple and plain, I'll call you Mary Jane (x2)

Chorus (ad lib)


It's My Mind (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (BABBLE)

Sitting out on the moors drinking bottles of wine

Getting drunk getting drunk to well past midnight

Watching your eyes as they stick like glue on me

I don't need it, can't you see I'm independent

My mind is free (x2)

Chorus: It's my mind. (x6)

What's that you said in the shop last night?

Words of love that didn't seem right

Long fingers running down my back

Leave me alone, you're on the wrong track, say...

Chorus

It's my mind

I don't want to meet your mother, she bores me to death

All she needs is a smile and maybe a wreathe (for her head)

I don't want to know relations, I don't want to know in-laws

I don't want to paint the windows, I don't want to paint the doors (I want to be free, I want to be)

Chorus

We can run around the park at night

We can gaze into the bright moonlight

Don't touch me when I don't want you to

If you keep it up our love is through, say...

Chorus

It's my mind (x7)


It's Not Me (Kevin Coyne - 1975) (MATCHING HEAD AND FEET)

I said who made Black Africa fall?

I said who spit the blood on the wall?

I said who never answers when I call?

I said who made me stumble and crawl?

Chorus: It's not me, it's not me, it's not me, it's not anyone (x2)

Anyone (x4).

Who tried to catch the rain?

Who tried to tame the plains?

Who drew blood and smiled?

Who does it all the while?

Chorus - Solo - Chorus

Who? It must be you

Who? Any fool will do

I said you! You're stealing all the gold

I said you! You ought to be buried low

Chorus

Who? Oh you swine!

Always breaking this heart of mine

I said who? It must be you

Who? It's all up to you


It's Not So Bad (Kevin Coyne - 1974) (JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS)

Oh those street faces, all, all the days, all the night, oh the way the noises fill inside my head

Hoping for confirmation, return distribution, tribulation, knife and wire coming from ??

But you must admit that I lead a confortable life in a way, I'm not starving today, you know, way, I'm away, I'm away, I'm away, I'm away, better off than be ??

For a useless bender, this is not a bad life, this is not a bad life, maybe not ?? for the wife, maybe not two weirwolves going bowowo with chihuahua

May be not the right ray ray ray ray of sunshine

But it's all mine (x3) and morning, morning soon changes into my favorite time

Night time (repeat


I've Decided (Kevin Coyne/Werner Steinhauser - 2004) (DONUT CITY )

She showed my her little dog with its funny ears and its pointed nose she said he's the only one I love the only one I love and that's the way it goes we stood at the door of her little house in the middle of nowhere she said I moved out for here when I got rid of him and I hope you care care enough to visit me again care enough to smile at me again care enough to ring again care enough to say hello when we meet on the street (2x) so I travelled travelled in a wayward bus on a wayward bus that went on for miles and miles (2x) I travelled home I found my way back into the smoke, into the city and I rang her up again I said I've decided oh I've decided (3x) I love you, yes I do (7x)


I've Got The Photographs (Kevin Coyne/Pete Kirtley - 1982) (PØLITICZ)

Look out greasy head, I remember you

The curls on the pillow

The white, the white and the blood

You were born (x3) just

You were born (x3) just like, just like me

I've got the photographs

Hey, little madam

With your dress on, standing by the fence

Powdered and alone

I can see you (x2)

I've got the photographs

Hey Guru, standing in your white and blue

Is it red tomorrow, what do you do?

I don't know I see the grease and the pain

And the rain and the stain

I'll see it again and again

And again and again

I've got the photographs (x2)


I Wander (poem) (Kevin Coyne - 1983) (ROUGH)

I wander through the forest

I always see your face

The strawberries so large and beautiful

I looked for your love

And you found mine

I'd like to sit together for ever

I wander through the forest

I'm waiting for your love

But your love is...


I Want to Sit with the Girls (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (LIFE IS ALMOST WONDERFUL)

I don't like boys school

Spotty boys are very cruel

They twist my arms and try to break my legs, almost everyday

I don't like boys school

They take me for a fool

Make faces behind my back and put silly notes on my trousers and like kick me and...

Chorus: I want to sit with the girls (x2)

I don't like boys school

I don't like the cruelty

The way they kill animals

Constantly squash flies

Boys have got no mercy

I don't like boys school

They take me for a fool

Laugh at me and my mother as well

My sister Martha

Chorus (x2)


I Wonder Where (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1969) (SIREN)

Looking down the road, what do I see?

Two old ladies walking up to me

You know one is black and one is white

I wonder what they're gonna do tonight

Looking out across the field

The sun acting like a rainbow shield

Two bull calves coming up to me

You know one is blue and one is green (what's happening?)

I wonder where they're going to

I wonder what they're gonna do tonight

Looking with my one eye across the yard

Looking with one eye's awful hard

But with my one good eye, I see

Two great demons looking at me

I wonder where they're going do tonight

I wonder what they're doing tonight

If I seem nosey, I don't mean to be

If I seem curious, I don't mean to be

It's just that I love everything I see

I just want to know (x2)

What they're doing tonight

I see myself and I see my wife

You know she's the darling of my life

I wonder where she's going to

She's disappearing out of my view

I wonder where she's going tonight

See the house upon the hill

I see the trees they're all so still

I see my wife climbing up the path

See her turn and see her laugh

I wonder what she's doing there

I wonder what she's doing tonight

I wonder why, I do

I see my friend, my friend Rufus, he opens the door

I see him look around and then look some more

Looking to see who's looking at him

Looking to see who's being nosey

Oh I see my wife go in the house

See the curtains drawing

And I wonder what they're doing there (x2)

Wonder what they're doing tonight

I see my wife she's walking home

Twirling her bonnet, she's all alone

I see a man with a great big knife

Push the blade into my wife

I see that man he runs away

Over the hills and far away

I wonder where he's running to

I wonder where he's going tonight

I wonder where he's running to

I wonder where he's going tonight


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