KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - L

 

Lancashire Song (Kevin Coyne - 1999) (SUGAR CANDY TAXI )

Sitting on the old sea wall, my feet are dangling down

My socks are lying in the sand, watching the tram cars rolling as they're speeding by

Some things I just don't understand

We were so happy for about five years then you drifted away to a house up north but you wouldn't say

How you felt when I held you tight for that very last day, already you'd planned, you'd planned to, planned to run away

I'll take a plane to Fleetwood, take a train to Blackpool, take the train to Ramsbottom, take the train to Lancashire, find you again

Oh the silly sea gulls flying in a V formation up above the holiday makers in the silly silly hats

And the smell of those soggy hot dogs almost made me sick, I ate too much, too many and I grew fat

Maybe that's why you left me, why you went away so so suddenly, you even, you even, you even took the cat, the cat, the fat cat

And I'm still missing you although it's a year ago, what can a poor lost boy really do? He has to search a way

Take a plane to Fleetwood, take a train to Blackpool, take the train to Ramsbottom, take the train to Lancashire, I've got to find you

Well there's nothing much that I can say, the search goes on, I'm looking out for you tonight, oh tonight

And I'm holding the card thay says you live at number 35, what town, what place? I don't really know

Maybe my mind is drifting, temporaly paralyzed. What is this? Number35? Who are these dark people, standing around, watching me, watching me?

Oh, I'm standing on a seashore, that loveless glint in my eyes. Somebody make me a nice, a nice cup of tea, I want to go home

Take a plane to Fleetwood, take a train to Blackpool, take the train to Ramsbottom, take the train to Lancashire, take a train to Lancashire


Last Time Blues (Hans Pukke/ Kevin Coyne - 1988) (EVERYBODY'S NAKED )

Up and down every single day, hazy, crazy, nothing's going my way

Here comes another lover, must be number twenty-two

This i s the last time honey you are giving me the blues

Racing down the street in my new pair of shoes

Letting in the water, what can I do?

Knock upon your door honey, honey, please choose

It's the last time baby you're giving me the blues

You gave me the runaround for almost ten years

FilIed me full of pain, filled me full of fear

Treat me like a baby, what can I do?

Seem to be your captive

Last time your giving me the blues

Let me go, let me go

Tough hearted women always pick me

They can kick me around, give me misery

I've had enough of that stuff, I know just what to do

It's the last time last time honey you are giving me the blues, yes it is

It's the last time, it's the last time for you (ad lib)

It's the last time last time honey you are giving me the blues

Got to choose

It's the last time, it's the last time for you (ad lib)


Learn to Swim-Learn to Drown (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding - 1980) (BURSTING BUBBLES )

The rain it speaks

Walls rock

Minds meet

Sweetness shouts

The rain it speaks

Walls rock

Minds meet

Sweetness shouts

I'm sliced like a cucumber

Cracked like an egg

Sitting like a little dog

Waiting to beg for you, for him, for me, for you, for some, for something

Holding on

Screaming on

Finding on

Screaming on

Holding on

Fighting on

Screaming on

Fighting on

Sliced like a cucumber

Cracked like an egg

Sitting like a little dog

Waiting to beg for you, for him, for you, for him, for you, for him, for you, for him and you

The rain it falls

The snow it comes

Barricades burn

The world it turns

The rain it falls

The snow it comes

Barricades burn

The world it turns

Sliced like a cucumber

Cracked like an egg

Sitting like a little dog

Waiting to beg for you, for him, for you, for him, for you, for him, for you

Rivers run backwards

Dogs fly aeroplanes

The deaf suddenly hear

Cats learn to swim

Learn to swim, learn to drown (x5)


Left the Past Behind (Kevin Coyne/Achim Goettert - 1999) (OPERA FOR SYD, DREIEINIGKEITSKIRCHE)

Bluebirds fly over water

?? all of my mind

Sometimes I see them ponder

Have I left the past behind? (x2)

I left the it behind (x2)

Chinese restaurants in the moonlight

A half filled plate with currant cake

A dead cat lying by the road side

I wonder who (x3) was his mate

Put some sugar on it

La de da

Crocodile boots by the dustbin

?? in a box

Old cities in the tea shop

What he thinks (x2)

We don't know what he thinks

David Moss: Have you spoken with your father lately?

Kevin Coyne: Not lately, no

DM: Have you sung with your lother in the last few days?

KC: Only in the tea shop

DM: Are you still wearing shoes?

KC: Occasionally

DM: Another day, another dollar

KC: Another dime, another...

DM: That's what he says when you talk to him

KC: ...pair of shoes

DM: Another day, another dollar (x2), going in, going out in the cold, you're wearing shoes, are you working every day? Are you real? Have you got a fee? (...) Wear those shoes (...)

KC: You ?? busted me into believing I was something special then you changed your mind, what did you do?

You left me rooted to the floor, to the cardboard, to the bed

I sample your smell and ?? almost everywhere

What the hell did you do with my shoes?

Don't you touch my, don't you touch my shoes

Don't you burn a hole into my heart

Cause when it comes to pushing ?? (x2)

You tore a hole in my heart, in my heart, in my heart

You tore a hole in my heart (x2)

You tore a hole in my wretched heart


Legless in Manilla (John Pigeon/Kevin Coyne - 1984) (LEGLESS IN MANILLA)

Legless in Manilla, blind drunk in Singapore

Caught a dose on the Java coast from a backstreet teenage whore

Smashed in Santiago, lost your mind in Salvador

Crawled the bars of Buenos Aires and still went back for more

Chorus: Who's going to save you, a washed-up sailor who gives a damn if you sink or swim (x2).

Conned in Copenhagen, stoned in Amsterdam

Stood in line for a cold short time with a girl dressed as a man

Ripped in New York City, wrecked in Montreal

Bust your jaw in a one man war and said you had a ball

Chorus

You've seen the Seven Wonders, they don't mean a thing

More red lights and bar rooms lights your last eternal fling

Your ship is a bottle, your world is in a glass

You're just a walking shipwreck, everyday could be your last

Chorus (x2)


Let Love Reside (Kevin Coyne- 1981) (POINTING THE FINGER)

Let love reside within your heart

Don't let it tear you apart

Just use it when it arrives and

Love is so alive

Let love reside within your heart

Don't crucify your mortal soul

Your soul must have a hole if

It struggles like it does

Chorus: I said

Why are you sleeping?

Why are you sad?

Why do they call you crazy?

Why do they say you're mad?

Let love reside within your heart

You sing a solemn prayer to yourself

But you only pray to yourself

And you're getting the idea

Let love reside within your heart

It's such a special little thing

Your own little special pair of wings

And fluttering, just for you

Chorus

Let love reside within your heart

Now listen to that advice

Sometimes it doesn't feel so nice

But you make the rules up yourself

Let love reside within your heart

Then once you find the way to play

To play, to play the part then

You've got, you've got it made

Chorus

Alright

Chorus


Let Me Be With You (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS)

Foreign city crowded, there's nowhere to go

See you in the bar, wandering round, I try to touch you

I try to tell you what, you can see the base in me

You can see what I've got

Chorus: Let me be, let me be, let me be with you (x2).

I'm half-crippled, savage guilt inside

Taking my best friend, my best friend for a ride

The pulse rate beating, filthy thoughts

I don't want anyone to say, I don't want a bad report, no

Chorus

We were like kings and princes floating up and down around the room

I was a petal bursting flower, I was fully-fledged in bloom, in that room, in that room

So it's over, I'm whisked back home

Another fat failure, another alone

So riddled with guilt inside, what am I going to say?

When the voice whispers in your ear, "Did you have a lovely day?"

Chorus

We were like children then, we did what we could, we said what we could, we flew

I'm like a finished man now

What on earth is my mind going to do?

With memories of you

Those memories of you


Let's Dance (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague - 1971?) (RABBITS)

Well come on baby, do you wanna dance?

Come on baby, will you take a chance

Move around and shake your hips

Come on baby let's see it slip

Come on baby oh yeah let's dance

Well come on baby, it's a rocking jive

Come on baby, I'm really alive

Round the ballroom, up and down

Come on baby, let's kick it around

Come on baby, come on baby, let's dance

Come on baby now don't be late

Oh you know it's about half past eight

I'm happy as I can be

I got you and you for me

We're gonna rock, we're gonna jive

Come on baby, come on, let's dance oh yeah

Well round and round

Up and down

Round and round

Up and down

Round and round and up and down, let's dance

Well come on baby just one more time

Give me some peace for this body of mine

Come on let us rock and let us jive

Let's see if you're really alive

Come on baby, let's roll that thing, let's dance

Dance pretty baby (x4)

Oh yeah dance pretty baby

Round and round

Up and down

Round and round

Up and down

Round and round and up and down


Let's do it (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague/Nick Cudworth - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

Oh let's do it baby, I want to teach you how to do it baby oh yes

When you're sad and blue, you don't know what to do

I got my eyes, got my eyes on you

So let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it baby

Oh let's do it, let's do it, let's have a ball tonight

Oh well you're sick and tired, you ??

You feel like ??

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it baby

Oh let's do it, let's do it, have some fun tonight

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it baby (x2)

Let's do it, let's do it, ??

Well I'm down on ly knees begging baby please

Come here darling and give me my ease

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it baby

Oh let's do it, let's do it, let's have a ball tonight

I'm a tiger in a tank, I gotta be franck

Come here baby, I'm on your ??

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it baby

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it right away

Come here baby, I don't mean maybe

Suck it to me baby, I don't mean maybe

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it baby

Let's do it baby, let's do it right away

I want more, let's do it baby

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it, let's do it baby (x2)

Let's do it, let's do it, let's do it right away


Let's Get Romantic (Kevin Coyne - 1993) (TOUGH AND SWEET)

Falling in love is not so easy, makes you feel dizzy and makes you feel queasy, makes you feel dirty and it makes you feel sleazy, want to lie in bed all day

But come on, come on now, let's get romantic, come on and let's get frantic, come one, I'll be your lover tonight, let's make it right

Falling in love is rather difficult, falling in love it doesn't involve the intellect, falling in love makes me the subject of your strange affection

Come on now, come on now, let's get romantic, come on, let's get frantic, come on now baby, I'll be your lover tonight, is that alright

Falling in love is almost strange, falling in love is close to being deranged, falling in love is submissive and I don't want that, I don't want that

So come on now, let's get romantic, come on now, let's get frantic, come one now, love your lover tonight, your lover tonight

Spoken: Such a long time, I was dreaming, I couldn't wait, I was looking for love, anyway to love, I had so much love to give but no-one to take it, no-one would have it and the feeling of being alone in that flat every night, of coming back every night, now, to see the sun and to see the sky, to feel that I was awake, the last to be there, and it was beautfiful

Come on now, let's get romantic, come on now, let's get frantic, come one now, I'll be your lover tonight, is that alright

Come on now, let's get romantic, come on now, let's get frantic, come one now, I'll be your lover tonight, oh tonight (repeat)


Liberation (Kevin Coyne/Pete Kirtley - 1982) (PØLITICZ)

A row of cigarette burns upon your arm

A burst and bloody nose

Call the police for the hundredth time

Keep on getting a familiar line

"It's nothing to do with us" they say

"You shouldn't argue anyway"

"You should know by now, you're just a slag, just a cow

You shouldn't have let him down

After all he is your husband" (x2)

But what's that got to do with me?

I'm just a man and I've been there, you see

Felt the violence and felt the pain

Liberated, I won't go there again

Go there again (x3)

I can hear you crying

Not an answer from the room

He's out there somewhere drinking out his failure and his doom

He wants to know if you'll return again

But enough's enough, enough's enough, enough's enough, enough's enough

Here's your sister

She holds your hand

She's a woman, not a man

She's a woman and she understands

Let me tell you she understands

She knows and I know

There is a much much better road, much

Don't go there again, don't go there again, we won't go there again , we won't go there again


Life is Almost Wonderful (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (LIFE IS ALMOST WONDERFUL)

I've been messing around in the garden searching for a hole in the ground

Want to get somehow to Australia, a way can be found

I'm excited, I'm delighted, I want to get away

I've heard if I dig dig long enough, I'll sail away

Kangaroos! Men and shoes shining in the dark and seas full of sharks!

I've been getting bored in the office, bored in the office every day

Things don't work out the way I planned, I wanted more

I've been getting bored in the office, bored in the office every day

Things aren't working out the way I planned, I wanted more

Blond girls! Fat girls! Girls with long legs, girls wearing hats, purple hats!

I've been going to the zoo on Sundays watching the animals chase and run (x2)

I like baboons, I like monkeys, I like the parrots best of all

They repeat what I say, repeat what I say

Cheeky boy! Happy boy! Cheeky girl! It's a parrots world

?? Amazonian! Parrots with blue purple yellow green brown rainbows round their eyes

Ah ah ah

Rainbows round their eyes

And they don't tell lies, no they don't tell lies

Parrots only repeat what you say, they never make up anything themselves, therefore if you said everything to them honestly, they'd repeat back honestly, that's the way of the world

If I say to them: "You're fine! You're wonderful! You're marvelous!", they'll say... nothing at all. Only repeat what I say


Light Up Your Little Light (Kevin Coyne - 1974) (BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT)

I've seen you in your coat

I've seen you standing by the moat

I've seen you standing by the row

Watching the buses as they go

Lighting up your little light (x2)

I've seen you speaking to him

I think I know him and his name is Jim

A classical figure from the past

Your relationship will never last

Lighting up your little light (x2)

His mother does not approve

She does not approve of your love

She says your love is bad

And you are slighty twisted and mad

Lighting up your little light (x2)

Your past history is well known

To everyone in this particular home

He has not so long to go

Soon he'll be back to the people he knows

Lighting up his little light (x2)

They call you Margaret in your big pink hat

Slightly overweight, yes a little fat

Your pain is plain to see

But Jim's around and he makes you happy

Lighting up your little light (x2)

If I knew the way to set you free

I would give you my bunch of keys

Pass your hand through that gate

And let you turn the lock but it's too late

To light up your little light

Oh light up your little light

So bye bye, sleep well

Bye bye - this isn't Hell

Somewhere where you have some style

You never know, you just might smile

And light up my little light

Little Margaret

Light up my little light - light


Like an Angel (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1970) (THE CLUB RONDO)

She walks just like an angel

She talks in a velvet cloud

Her lips are milk and honey

And her everything, everything is so worthwhile

I need a little loving

I need it straight from the heart

But she decides to leave me

She smashes my dreams, tears my heart apart

But I won't give up trying

No I won't cause I must survive

I need, need her little loving

And you know without you baby I cannot survive

Yes she walks just like an angel

And she talks in a velvet cloud

Her lips are milk and honey

And she knows that everything, everything is so worthwhile

I need just a little loving

Just a little is all I crave

But what I get is not worth having

Oh come on baby, don't you know it's you I crave


Lilian (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1971) (STRANGE LOCOMOTION (US)

I'm quite mad again, I just met Lilian

She's the one from ??

Long hair driving me, driving me wild again

Shapes and style that swings and sway

Oh oh Lilian, oh my little Lilian

Yeah yeah yeah you got me mad again

Come to your baby and sit on his knee

I won't be sad again, I won't loose Lilian

Won't let her laugh and run away

Come here, squeeze me, squeeze me tight again

Lay me low with your loving way

Oh oh Lilian, my little Lilian

You know you got me mad again

Come to your baby and sit on his knee

I say oh well I want you so

Oh I want the country to know

Oh you know I want you so

Oh I want the country to know

Oh oh Lilian please don't go

Oh little Lilian (x2)

Oh well come to your baby and sit on his knee

I wanted to be glad again so I trapped Lilian

Made her kiss me like she did before

So stay here, pleasing me, no more needling me

Say you will for ever more

Oh Lilian, oh my little Lilian

Yeah my little Lilian oh

Come to your baby an sit on his knee

I'm quite mad again, I just met Lilian

She's the one from ??

Long hair driving me, driving me wild again

Shapes and style that swings and sway

oh Lilian, oh my little Lilian

Oh my little Lilian

Oh well come to your baby and sit on his knee


Little Miss Dynamite (Kevin Coyne - 1993) (TOUGH AND SWEET)

Little Miss Dynamite, who you're talking to now? (x2)

Little Miss Dynamit,e got me jealous as hell, with your little pink shoes, with your little pink bow, your little pink scarf and your painted toes

Little Miss Dynamite, why you're teasing me? (x3) with your little pink house, your little pink car and little pink bra and your painted toes

Got me raging, raging like a bull, got me raging, raging like a crazy mad bull, I think I've had my belly full

Little Miss Dynamite, why you're breaking my hell? (x3) with your little pink hat, your little pink cat, you've got a little pink cat, with your little pink shoes, with your little pink painted toes


Little Miss Portobello (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS)

Little Miss Portobello, sitting on your own

Sitting by the jukebox, nobody loves you none

Chorus: Oooh oooh go home (x7)

Your mother's waiting, high on a country hill

Your father's anticipating, he's still crying still

Chorus

Wrestling with your conscience, what on earth can you do?

Nowhere to sleep, nowhere to eat

Lonely, ragged and blue

Chorus

Ah, I know how it feels

I know how you rock and reel

You wanted a city painted with gold

You wanted to live till you were old

Lots of money and lots of fame

But nobody cares (who's to blame?) cares (who's to blame?)

The shit is hard, the city's hard

The shit is hard, hard, yes, it's hard

Yes, it's hard, hard, yes, it's hard (repeat)

Alright

Chorus

Go back home, go back home, home, home, home, home, home, home, home


Little Old Death (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1970) (THE CLUB RONDO)

Little old death is my friend

I'm waiting for him to arrive

He'll arrive at my door about nine

And take me away for good

Little old death is my friend

He will take me and smile

He'll arrive in a coach and four

Oh little old death

Wonderful death

Oh little old death is my friend


Little Prayer (Kevin Coyne - 1978) (BUS PALLADIUM )

Holy Mother of God

Save us from ourselves

Save us from all sins

(Holy Mother of God)

Keep us clean and tidy

(Keep us clean, tidy)

Keep us tidy

(Holy Mother of God)

Holy Mother of God

Save the lingerie on the line

(Save my little knickers on the line)

??

(Oh Holy Mother of God)

Holy Mother of God

?? (??)

(Help me, let's keep the body clean)

??


Little White Arms (Kevin Coyne - 1999) (SUGAR CANDY TAXI )

A divine vision in pink and black walking by my pink Cadillac

A dream come true, well I love you, you wild girl, well I love you

I'm sitting in this lonesome bedroom

I'm dreaming of you (x2) of all your charms

Your little white arms, well I love you, well I love you


Liver (poem) (Kevin Coyne - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

Liverish soaking brine, soaking

Sh. Unseen, unwatched

I know. Do you?

Each particule hoards the cell that matters

It self-fights to live and grow

Mucus, pancreas, muscle, kidney

The dark and green jet shoot showers good living, showers clean things

Black brittle, coughing, coughing

Oh I know. Do you?

Liverish

I'm watching and waiting for results

The results may never appear

Green street rolling over tough bright surfaces dripping spotting the cleverly clean floors

Wait

He stroles stethoscope into the tall gleaning room holding graphs and bell jars under his arm

Wait

She walks proudly uniformed behind him holding samples and pillows under her arms

They shut the window, shut all the doors, shut all the apertures and holes

I'm waiting

Years run riot on top of my head

Children and desktops crash through my veins

Marking, scratching ink blots wall charts, whistles, smooth sweet tarmac

I die ten thousand times before they finished

I tell them lies and I'm allowed to go home

I lie

A flimsy ?? story braided and decorated

I tell lies all the time

What is a white lie?

Liver can't lie

Can't tart and smarten itself, rotten red feeble crackling, ?? and sliding away

The skunk is on its belly

The lizard is in the larder

The bull is sniffing the bones

A vision of tissues wires string

Every grain can be counted

The climate changes

Massive doses of memory cue to be noticed

I told lies, it serves me right

He stolls angry into the dome room with his cards and books

She runs fast into the throne room with her plastics and notes

They shut off the light

They put me under a brown blue beam

They look at my liver through opera glasses

I'm waiting once more

A small germ dance

A snot green ballet

A kidney waltz

The happy fields jump around me

The gap in the bushes drops open with joy

I'm back again

Gentle clover, leaping young life

Gardener pruning, swings

A woman sits in the garden with a newspaper over her face

A man counts bean ?? and whistles through its teeth

The gossip point fingers and shout at the chickens

We are walking

My little blouse is torn

I laugh out of fear

Where have we been?

The mud fills my sandals with warmth

Where were we going?

Oh it's no use, no use, no use

Opera glasses?

Liver can never behave

Liver groams and bubbles and longs for the brine

He looks into my eyes

What a knife!

The persistent female clings to my ankles

A shout cascades from the high room

It ?? down the dome size and swamps the old throne

Liver next to opera glasses

Liver on a white painted table

Liver lying deep in the throne cushions

What have they done?

Am I hollow and echoing now?

Every murmur tells a story

I'm told my job won't suffer

Papers, booklets, magazines, invoices

The people are waiting for answers

They watch for movements from my nose and mouth

I'm told my job won't suffer

Liverless?

Liver has found its eternal brine

What is he doing now?

Is he watching all the bubbles as they twinkling in the brine?

She has my name on her card

It's ?? with red and underlined

A vision of tissue

What comes next?

Every raging cutter meanders on my files

The armies of starchies could march through my land

I hold my breath and wait red face by the sink

He may all spew out without warning


Locked Out (Kevin Coyne - 2004) (DONUT CITY )

Well she said her hair is red, I dyed it this morning and it stained my bed

Out in the garden where the big trees grow, I clirnb like a monkey trying to find her clothes

Oh she knows my name, she speaks it loud and plain, she sometirnes spells it wrong on the letters she writes, on the letters she writes, such long letters she writes, that girl in red in the bed with the hair is well fed

If I want to be a man I've gotta (2x) If I want to be a man I've gotta hold her right now

Now the moon clambers over the trees and I'm out in the garden crawling on my knees

I'm locked out (12x)

What did I do wrong (2x)


London 1968 (Kevin Coyne/Achim Goettert - 1999) (OPERA FOR SYD DREIEINIGKEITSKIRCHE)

I can't hear you (x2)

I can't hear a thing

I can't touch you (x3)

Can't touch a thing

Crocodile shoes in June in moon in London in 1968

That was the year (x2)

The very best year

That was the year

The very best year

That was the year

In 1968, that was the date

Everything jingled

Jangled up doors

Everything was right (x2)

You couldn't escape the smell of perfume

Incence everywhere in the living room

Emblazoned curtains with sunflowers and things

People wearing golden rings

Made of brass

Nothing was real

All that acid dream

Nothing would feel the purple poodle by the sea

I remember you and me

Gasping and panting for breath

We almost died (x4)

Almost died

We almost died (x2)

Fluor toothpaste

Yes yes we almost died

There were crocodile shoes

Give me the blues


Lonely Lovers (Kevin Coyne - 1975) (MATCHING HEAD AND FEET)

Lonely lovers, stuccoed walls, welsh waterfalls

You wonder why nobody sees you, nobody calls

Chorus: The world outside can take a ride

You got your siamese cat and that's fat and that's that

(so so fat)

Lonely lovers, cleaning cars Sundays afternoons

Trapped and wrapped in some kind of suburban gloom

Chorus

Lonely lovers, what could we do, what can we say?

Every little cardboard dog has its day

Chorus

Lonely lovers, you're all alone and you're crying

Outside your little flat, there's a baby dying

Chorus

Lonely lovers, I love you but you love no-one

You don't care, you'd sooner rush out and buy a gun (bang!)

Chorus

(so fat)

Lonely lovers, one more time and let's hold hands

Maybe I'm the only one in this world who understands

Chorus

(Fat fat fat!)


Lonely Man (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (BABBLE)

Lonely man crawling in corners

Opening drawers with nothing to hide

Seeing doors that don't exist

Living your life in a vacant mist

Creeping down and falling around

Lonely man, you're not walking

Never go on streets, you're not talking

You remain so silent, it seems so sad

Your heart is good, I know it isn't bad

There's someone downstairs waiting for you

Chorus: You've still got your mind (x4)

You've got it if you want it

You can get if you want it

Don't lose it, don't let it go, don't lose, don't lose, don't lose your mind.

Lonely man, you're never crying

There's no-one to hear you when you cry

There's no one you know to hear you cry

I can hear you, I can see you, I'm everywhere, I'm watching over you

Chorus

Lonely man, there's something

There's a new generation coming

They hold hands, they smile at each other

Every sister, every brother

Something's there for you to find

Chorus


Lonesome Ride (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1971) (STRANGE LOCOMOTION)

I got to ride, lonesome ride (x2)

I got to keep traveling till my baby's by my side

Met a girl the other day

I met a girl the other day

She stole my mind, she tore my heart away

I wonder if she'll return

Yes I wonder if she'll return

She's stolen away my love,alright

I'm crying down the street

I'm crying baby walking down the street

My head is aching, I've got the blues in my feet

Nobody seems to care

Nobody baby, nobody seems to care

I wonder where you are baby, I wonder where

I have to ride, lonesome ride (x2)

I've got to keep going till my baby's by my side


Long Arm of the Law (the) (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (ELVIRA )

It's like a palace in here, all the people they stare at me, waving papers for autographs... I'm a celebrity, a 'cause célèbre' in France, see the newspaper men dance, your face is on the front of the paper... you're a star for a day

Chorus: Oh the long arm of the law. (x2)

They've running now to catch the mail, Elvira's been let out of jail, she's free to fly, but where can she fly too? It was just a little bang, just a little mark, don't leave me now, don't leave me in the dark

Chorus (x4)


Looking for Love (Kevin Coyne - 1977) (TALKING TO SOMEONE)

Part I:

I'm looking for love

I never find any love

I'm looking for love

Oh I never find any love

A big fat girl

Sometimes a man

Nobody fucking understands

I'm looking for me trousers

I lost them in the sea

I'm looking for the river

It seems to fly by me

Somebody ??

Nobody, there's somebody, nobody (repeat)

Somebody, is there somebody? Where are they?

Part II:

I was thinking about it again

It seemed to have a more humourous turn now

I was starting to laugh

I was called a

He didn't know me

Didn't know me

Well I said: "You must know me!"

You knew me all these years

We do know you

You're a liar

Not a liar

A liar!

I said: "I don't know what you're talking about"


Looking for the River (Kevin Coyne - 1974) (BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES)

I've been crossing by the river in an anticipatory way

I've been searching for the river in an anticipatory way

But the river never came to me (x2)

Full of tin cans and boots and things

Full of thrown away engagement rings

Thrown away by errant boys and girls

Butcher's meat and sordid Woolworth's pearls

I've been crossing by he river, looking for it, full of anticipation

I've been crossing by the river full of anticipatory things

Men on bicycles and passing vehicles

Wheeled up, walled - up feelings under slime

Little houses knocked down for the roadway

Little ladies being kind to swans

Dogs and cats and fat men

Lying in the long grass

Little pacemakers on Christmas bikes

I've been looking for the river anticipatory in my way

I've been looking for the river but the river is far away


Looking From My Window (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (LIFE IS ALMOST WONDERFUL)

Looking from my window late at night, there's burning, there's burning

Look at the sky, look at the light, it's burning, it's burning

All the trees across the field, they're burning, are burning

All the bushes silhouetted there are burning, are burning

I can hear the bombs, I can hear the crunch, I can hear the children scream, I can hear the scrunch

Looking from my window late at night, there's burning, there's burning

I can see that big bright light, it's burning, it's burning

Look at the shed out in the garden, it's burning, it's burning

Look at my mother, look at my father, they're burning, they're burning

I can hear the bombs, I can hear the crunch, I can hear the noise, little girls and boys

Looking from my window, it's late at night, they're burning, they're burning

All across the world, I can see the lights, it's burning, it's burning

I see the planes, I hear the noise, burning, they're burning

Llife is changing, life is wrong, it's turning, it's turning

I can hear the bombs, I can hear the screams


Looking in Your Eyes (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1991) (WILD TIGER LOVE)

Don't you look into my eyes just like that, don't you know it grieves me to think of what I've done

Don't you look into my eyes just like that, don't you know it hurts me to thing of what might have been

Don't you look into my eyes just like that, don't you know it grieves me to think of what I've done

Chorus: I was a liar and a cheater too, I ran around the town till you almost died

I was a liar, a cheater too, I know I bleeded you till I made you cry

(repeat everything - solo - chorus ad lib)


Lorna [Lorna, Lorna] (Kevin Coyne - 1975) (SINGLE, LET'S HAVE A PARTY)

Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna

My whole wide world is for you Lorna my whole wide world is just for you, yeah you

Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna

Let me squeeze and hug you little Lorna all my loving baby is showing through for you

I met you on a midnight train, no I didn't even know your name

Your long black hair pouring down your back, and let me tell you baby there's nothing that you lack

Say Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna

Let me squeeze and hug you little Lorna all my loving baby is showing through for you

I met you on a midnight train, and I did not even know your name

And your long black hair pouring down your back, let me tell you baby there's nothing that you lack

Say

Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna Lorna (ad-lieb)


Love and Money (Eugene Coyne/Robert Coyne/Kevin Coyne - 1993) (TOUGH AND SWEET)

Money don't mean a thing, no this diamond ring, no love could bring, could really bring

Money don't mean a thing, no this golden thing, no love could bring, no love could bring

Money don't mean a thing, this Mercedes Benz could never be your friend, could never be your friend

Why don't your behave yourself, stop messing up, why don't you behave yourself, it's just bad luck

Why don't you behave yourself, you're just fooling around, why don't your behave yourself, love is in the air and in the ground

Money won't change a thing, no this glittering ring doesn't mean a thing, doesn't mean a thing

Money won't change a thing, won't change your life, your children or your wife, your lovely wife

Money won't, no it don't mean a thing, no this diamond ring, no love can bring

Why don't you behave yourself, stop messing up, why don't you behave yourself, it's just bad luck

Why don't you behave yourself, stop fooling around, why don't your behave yourself, love is in the air and in the ground

Why don't you behave yourself, stop messing up, why don't your behave yourself, it's bad luck

Why don't you behave yourself, stop fooling around, why don't you behave yourself


Love City (? - 2000) (GRAND PRIX EIN LIED FUR NURMBERG)

The summer rain, the river bank, the exotic birds with blues in the reds, their eyes looking at me, and for the very first time I realised this was a summer love. July I think it was, a special time. I can still hear your voice, I hear it every day, yours was the voice that took my darkness away, made me whole again, gave me life, gave me everything here, here in the city.

Now the sun, the sun it shines, the glow reaches my mind, touches my soul, touches my heart, you'll never part, you'll never ever part

And I say to those who doubt, love is here for ever evermore, see my face, see your face, the happiness, the true love

And now I say to myself, what a lucky guy I turn out to be. I can see all day through, all the joy of knowing you

Such joy, such tenderness, ?? wonderful

They can laugh, they can sneer, but love, love is here. There's no doubt, love's about, can't you touch it, feel it, touch it, it's everywhere

I'm a romantic fool, I guess I always was, I forget my lines just because thinking of you makes all my dreams come true, dreams come true with you (repeat)

I know I found love and I know it's forever (repeat)

You in Nuremberg, right here in Nuremberg (repeat)

Ich liebe dich, du bist mein ??


Love for Five Minutes (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1987) (STUMBLING ONTO PARADISE)

Last night, you slipped into my dreams and it felt so right

It ws such a lovely feeling in the middle of the night

And then I woke up screaming, nobody home

Don't you realize I hate to be alone

Why don't you call me one more time, one more time (x2)

Fall in love hey just for five minutes

Fall in love honey just for five minutes

Fall in love again just for five minutes

Fall in love with me hey just for five minutes

I know I'm a wild wild boy and I go crazy sometimes

My mother always told me I was out of life

But honey I need you like I never did before

Can't stand this feeling of no love no more, no

Why don't you call me one more time, one more time (x2)

Fall in love hey just for five minutes

Fall in love again just for five minutes

Fall in love hey just for five minutes (x2)

Come on, don't let me down, oh honey

Why don't you call me one more time, one more time (x2)

Fall in love hey just for five minutes

Fall in love again hey just for five minutes

Fall in love hey just for five minutes

Fall in love again hey just for five minutes more


Love in your Heart (Kevin Coyne - 1978) (BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES, PILLOWS AND PRAYERS)

Bluebird, I'm with you whenever you fly though I'm feeling sleepy with this love, feeling the flow yes there's love

Love from your heart drifting right down reaching my soul it's only love

Love from your heart drifting right down reaching my soul I know that

I was always crying aside as disappeared I found your little light so full of love and I'm coming down to find love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul I'm finding love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul alright

I'm finding love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul I'm finding love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul I know that

Taking care of you is what I'll do when I arrive I'm coming let's be let's be good friends I love you so although we never met I know there's love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul I know there's love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul I know there's love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul I know there's love

Love in your heart drifting right down reaching my soul


Lovers And Friends (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1990) (ROMANCE ROMANCE )

It was a burning summer, love was around

Dreams were coming true, I was high off the ground

Thinking of you almost all the time

I was a little histerical, almost out of my mind

Then I looked at you with your beautiful eyes

I had to turn away and start to cry

You went on and on, you never seemed to end

Then I introduced you to a special friend

One day, not so very long ago

You rang me, told me that you didn't want to see me no more

Then I think of you with your wonderful eyes

I have to turn away and start to cry

All lovers become friends, friends in the end (x2)

Now I'm wandering in some some strange far away town

Where nobody knows me, with my eyes cast down

I'm looking for someone to share my problems with

I see you across the street and then I'm reborn and I live

Then I look at you with your wonderful eyes

I have to turn away and start to cry

All lovers become friends, friends in the end (x2)

Then I look at you with your wonderful eyes

I have to turn away and start to cry

All lovers become friends, friends in the end (x6)


Lovesick Fool (Kevin Coyne - 1973) (SINGLE)

Oh there's not a lot I can say

Not a lot I can do, no

But I love you, yes I do

You know you're driving me ??

With you love ??

But I love you, yes I do

Baby let me take you home

Totally on your own

Down the swimming pool

I'm your dancing fool

Not a lot I can say

Not a lot I can do

But I love you, oh I love you, yes I do

So baby, baby, baby gonna take you home

Totally on your own

I'm your dancing fool

Though you seem cruel

Not a lot I can say

Not a lot I can do

But I love you, yes I do


Love Together (Kevin Coyne - 1979) (BABBLE)

We can put our love together

Yes we can put it together

Don't mind what all the people say

You and I are here and we're staying this way

There is laughter from those that don't know

They don't know and why should we tell them so?

We're putting it together and that's all we need

We are putting our love together

Don't mind the faces at the window

Don't mind when they knock upon our door

We've got it made and what is more

I see you as my king

I'm prepared to be your loyal queen

Any lover would know what I mean

We are putting our love together

Don't you refrain from my love

I understand you and I don't need you to reject me

We're made like angels, we're like stars

We're the ones, our love is going far

We've thought it all, don't take it away

Don't take it away (x3)

We've got it made, really got it made

Don't take it away (x9)


Low I Try (Kevin Coyne - Kevin Coyne) (UNDERGROUND)

Low I try. Low I try. Low I try to stoop lower and lower.
Low I try. Low I try. Low I try to stoop lower and lower.

But humility doesn’t follow me.
My arrogance seats itself upon your head.
Humility doesn’t follow me.
My arrogance seats itself upon your head.

Low I try. Low I try. Low I try, but I can’t get no lower. (4 x)

Can’t get no lower. (7 x)

Forgive me for my arrogance my friend,
it’s just my natural way of being.
I would stoop low if the shadows followed me too closely.
But they don’t.
All I see is glory, glory, glory,
and should I say Hallelujah. Ha Ha Ha Ha Hallelujah.

Low. No. No. No. No. No.
I can’t get any lower than this. Can’t get any lower than this.

Low I try. Low I try. Low I try, but I can’t get no lower. (5 x)


Lucy (Little Lucy) (Kevin Coyne/Archie Leggett - 1975) (MATCHING HEAD AND FEET)

Hey Pauline, let's go out tonight

I got some money, gonna spend it right

Now my little Lucy, she lives next door

She calls for me, always asks for more

Hey little Lucy, let's go out tonight

I got some money in my pocket, really gonna spend it right, right, right, right, yeah

Hey Pauline, now what do you say?

I'm gonna take you away on a holiday

Now my little Lucy, she lives next door

She don't have to know no more

Hey little Lucy, I'm going out tonight

Money in my pocket, I'm gonna spend on anybody I like, allright

Hey Mother, what shall I do

There's Pauline and Susie doing the Susie Q

Which one, which one shall I take

I might give them 1 2 3 4

We might do the Hippy Shake, allright

Hey little Lucy, let's go out tonight

I got some money in my pocket, really gonna spend it right, all on you


Lunatic (Kevin Coyne - 1978) (DYNAMITE DAZE)

An old man surrounded by his books

Trestle table pilled with old newspapers

Fifteen cats scratching at his door

Filfth and mess all across the floor

Chorus: It's alright Mrs. Brown, you know Mrs. Carter

He's a luna-luna-luna-luna-luna-luna-lunatic (x2).

Still used to walk with your spotty dog

Gazing for hours at the flower beds

Under the victorian canopy

Knocking the leaves of the dead trees

You're a luna-luna-luna-luna-luna-luna-lunatic (x2)

The open ward is the place for you

Where someone they will tie your shoes

You'll have visitors one every year

And you don't have to cry, there's a million tears, everyone cries there

Chorus

And still you walk with your spotty dog

Gazing for hours at the flower beds

Under the victorian canopy

Picking the leaves of the dead trees

Yes, you're a luna-luna-luna-luna-luna-luna-lunatic (x4)

Still used to walk with your spotty dog

Gazing for hours at the flower beds

Under the victorian canopy

Picking the leaves of the dead trees


Lunatic Laughs (the) (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1971?) (RABBITS)

There's a change in the weather

Things are going wrong

The sky is getting blacker baby

I can't last for much longer

I'm worried about my baby

Don't know what she's done

But I've changed my attitude

I'm out on the run

And the lunatic laughs

Yes the lunatic laughs (x2)

Well he laughs and he laughs and he laughs and he laughs

Well there is no reason baby

There is no rhyme

I'm just sitting here baby

I'm just waisting my time

Staring at a blank wall

With nothing to do baby

Just a dreaming fire

Just a dreaming of you

And the lunatic laughs

Yes the lunatic laughs (x2)

You know he laughs and he laughs and he laughs and he laughs

Come along and help me

See what you can do

Take these horns from my head

Take away the blues

Give me some reason

Give me some rhyme

I'm all locked up here baby

I'm doing time

And the lunatic laughs

Yes the lunatic laughs

You know the lunatic laughs

You know he laughs and he laughs and he laughs and he laughs.

Come here baby

Help me out

Oh I can't stand it baby

Oh you're knocking me out

I'm just a lunatic now

Nobody cares

Oh what shall I do?

And the lunatic laughs (repeat)


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