KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - O

 

Oceans of Love (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (LIFE IS ALMOST WONDERFUL)

Oceans and oceans and oceans of love (x2)

Fishes flying high and low

Underground with shiny teeth

Men in polished shoes walk by

Some of them say "Hello, goodbye"

Oceans and oceans and oceans of love (x4)

In the garden round and round

Leaping up and leaping down

Watching the policeman come up to the path

See him whisper, see him laugh

Turn to you in the kitchen and say

"What you gonna have to eat today?"

Oceans and oceans and oceans of love (x4)

Somebody's calling on the telephone

Picking out your pocket, you're not alone

They want to talk to you about things you do

They're interested, it's the truth

What sort of clothes do you wear on a summer when the sun comes down?

What do you wear? Is it brown or green? Do you like a tie?

That's part of the scene. Do you want a vest with patches on?

Blue jeans, now they're real fun

Looking cool and casual

In the Hare and Hounds on a Thursday afternoon

Oceans and oceans and oceans of love (x8)

A ?? terrier running by

Yapping (x6)

Little dog, ??

We're going to trap him in a box

Send him away by British Rail

To the Shetland Islands

Somewhere where he can't offend my sensitive type

Where he can't bend, where he can't break my house slippers when I'm, when I'm trying to relax

Oceans and oceans and oceans of love (x6)


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

Oh!

Oh!

Old age, when will it happen to me? (x4)

Happen to me? (x4)

Yes, old age, when will it happen to me?

Old age, well, it gets very close (x3)

Coming nearer, nearer and nearer

Old age, when will it happen to me? (x3)

Oh I'm getting old

Sitting in the larder without any food

Out any food (x2)

Ooh! Oh! This is...

Oh I'm getting old

Oh, I look out across the vegetation and me mother, oh, I remember me mother, she was lovely, me grandson he's, he's about, he's in the Navy, you know, a beautiful boy, I've got pictures of him all over me walls, and oh me daughter well, well she works you know she's a... well she's a worker anyway, she's a very good worker, oh and it's my time soon, oh give it to me, oh

When?

Old age, when will it happen to me?

When will I become ninety-three?

Old age, when will it happen to me?

When will I become ninety-three?

Ninety-three!

What an age! (x2)

It's a good age you know, oh yes, you don't get many ages like it, when I'm ninety-three I really will be ninety

Old age, when will it happen to me? (x2)

Oh when will it happen to me?

It's happening! Oh I'm getting older, oh, mind the step! Oh, watch out, oh watch out, watch out for that step, watch oh, the washing's hanging down

Oh old age, it's happening to me, me mother's never bothered about it, oh


Older Woman (Kevin Coyne - 1978) (Virgin Song Sampler)

I've been searching all my life

For someone to make my wife

Found an older woman

Somebody who loves me more than me

Somebody who'll do anything for me

My older woman

Yes, a lovely girl says to me

I can see what's wrong with you

You know I know you know you know an older woman

Yes and everything time I think of what I've got

I go outside cause I feel so hot

Let the cool breeze in

I found an older woman

Older woman is in my bed

Older woman she makes my bed

Older woman's good for my head

Older woman (x3)

Everytime I go away

I know she'll be there when I return to stay

My older woman

She has found the best in me

She makes me feel strong like a tree with roots to bare

My older woman

She never giggles, she never swears

She says I'm the one and she says she cares

Understand my older woman

She doesn't want to be called a saint

But I love her just the same and she's my saint

My divine one, my older woman

Older woman she is in my bed

Older woman she makes my bed

Older woman's good for my head

Older woman (repeat)


Old Fashioned Love Song (the) (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding - 1980) (BURSTING BUBBLES )

Oh I love you so much

Oh I crave for your touch

Oh you're my guiding star

My eternal lover, that's what you are

When you walk, you walk so well

I love your perfume, love the smell

Of the sunlight in your hair

I know you really care, really care, really care

You're the mirror of my dreams

My eternal moonbeam, moonbeam

And I mean just what I mean

You should be on the silver screen

(You're better than Garbo)

When you hold me, hold me well

If you don't, I'll be in hell

You know I cry a tear so well

It's only love I'm trying to sell, oh yeah, oh yeah

You're the mirror of my dreams

My eternal moonbeam

And I mean just what I mean

You should be on the silver screen

(Just like Hayley Mills)

So when I go home tonight

Shine that little lovelight

One kiss will make it alright

Oh my lover, night night

(I'm going to bed now)

Bye bye bye bye, I'm going to bed

I've got these pictures in my head, I love you so, love you so

I don't know what I'm doing

Oh you're the mirror of my dreams

My eternal moon, you're my moon, you're my moonbeam


Old Folks Home (poem) (Kevin Coyne - 1969-71?) (THE SIREN YEARS)

Electric arrow speeding on the perfect course to the heart of the sick man who carries his troubles in his legs

The marble shower bath reflects on his brain the veins of sour pain, strands of deep agony

He sprawls on a bench, props his legs on a stool. He picks up a newpaper then lights a cigarette

The evening creeps in and the blue pool sleeps soflty

A matrone sits painting, her soft blouse unfastened, her neat bun untidy

She's painting the house with a car in the drive

On the wall hangs a photograph of the feeble old major

On the door hangs his ?? with a deep purple band

In the sky sits a sage with ?? on his mind

In the garden lies a grave with two cherubs close by


Old Hippie (Kevin Coyne - 1988) (EVERYBODY'S NAKED)

Sitting complaining in the public bar

To your small circle of friends you know you're a star

You don't like the govemment you say that it's too right

You're getting drunk and it's late at night

Chorus: Just an old hippie, a bitter hippie, a sleepy hippie, getting old

Talk about peace and love, full of hate

You haven't got a lob, nothing regular, it's too late

You were going to be a poet but now it's in the past

How long can your attitude last?

Chorus


Old King Cole (Kevin Coyne/Brendan Croker - 2002) (LIFE IS ALMOST WONDERFUL)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, was a merry old soul was he, he called for his pipe, he called for his cheese, he called for his fiddlers three, and all that and all that stuff we used to learn when we were at school, I did not know very much, in fact I did not learn a lot but anyway a little thing I did learn was one thing, how to kiss the girls, I loved kissing the girls, one or two or three, even four at the time, sometime behind the bushes, sometimes up in trees, I used to pretend I was a monkey, jumping up and down, jumping up and down, it was wonderful to do the things I did, I like being a boy ??, it's a bit strange but I have to behave myself you know, I can't do what I like when I'm working in the office, it's funny but I like to do things, I like to squirt Mr. Mountain with all this ink and make him stink, make him think, make him think that he's stupid in this job, in this job as a bank clerk, it's something I never wanted in the first place cause I wanted to be a movie star, I wanted to be in films

I don't like it, I don't like it, I don't like it what we do (x4)

I could have been something, I could have been anybody, if I had fought and put my mind to it, if I had passed all these series of examinations, I could have reason, I could have gone to London in a big train, gone in the smoke and make myself into a big star, I could have whirled around in circles, I could have whirled around circles all around those people who became rock'n'roll heroes and those people who became big film stars, they were nothing new, they all started like I did in a little house with nowhere to go but anyway, that's the way it seems and that's the way my dreams have gone


Old Lady (Kevin Coyne - 1981) (POINTING THE FINGER)

I saw you standing on Castle Corner

Your little coat it looked a warm one

I asked you what you'd had for your dinner

You said to me you never ate at all

Chorus: Little old lady, what are you going to say? (x2)

Tell me, old lady, why do you pray?

I saw you sorting through your photographs

Your nieces crowding round, they started to laugh

You concelead the presence of your shit stained walls

Your eldest son he never knocks at all

Chorus

You are so old and no-one understands

Your social worker is a liberated man

He wants to take you to the old folks home

I think you're better off dying on your own

Chorus (x2)

Tell me, old lady, why do you pray? (x2)


Old Soldier (Kevin Coyne - 1973) (MARJORY RAZORBLADE)

Standing in a corner all alone

You know I'd like to take you, drag you home

Chest full of medals, every one of them clay *

One of yesterday's heroes who's had his day

Chorus: Why, why, why, why? (x3)

Old soldier, why, why, old soldier, why?

Nobody cares, why should they?

It's true, it's true, I know, you've really had your day

Abrasive comments from rich passers-by

You really should get a job you know, no matter if you're ninety-five

Chorus

Still I'd like to take you on a new campaign

Bring a little sunshine into your life

Instead of all that driving rain

Chorus

Days go on, you can't change

Not enough left of you to rearrange

Drink after drink after drink, you know you stink

Build up something new, Lord, it makes me think

Chorus

Tell me why, old soldier, why?, please tell me why, somebody tell me why (ad lib)

* that clay medal was the subject of many discussions on the Kevin Coyne Group... Some people still believe the right word is "Clean". You decide.


Once (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth - 1969-70) (LET'S DO IT)

Once I had nobody yes till I met you with your smile

Now I found your fancy darling

I changed my ways and changed my style (x2)

Yes you, you gave me kisses baby, fresh as snow upon my face, yes

And now I ?? the fever baby

Your loving mine it erased all the blue (x2)

Oh you, yes you know it's true, you, there's nobody so true, you, yes you know it's true, I'm sure baby that you do

Well once women were so cruel but now I found one so kind

She took my life ?? injected love into my mind, so fine

Injected love into my mind

So throw back disguises baby, Captain ??'s on his way

?? out of muscles and grit

Gonna get his goods today, yes he is

Gonna get his goods today

You, yes you know it's true, you, there's nobody so true, you, you know it's true, baby I'm sure that you do

Once I had nobody yes till I met you with your smile

Now I found your fancy baby

I changed my ways and changed my style (x2)


One Fine Day (Kevin Coyne - 1975) (MATCHING HEAD AND FEET) (see also Right in Hand)

I've seen you standing in the pourring rain

Lips all red and your eyes all tears stained

Somebody said they've been putting you down

That they don't want you when you're around

Don't you worry baby, I'm homeward bound (x2)

Chorus: And one fine day the sun will shine, everything will be yours and mine

Everything will go as planned, don't you know the matter's right here at hand.

I love you but they say I have to go

Well they accuse me of bossing the show

It's not my fault you're married baby

It might happen if you give it a chance baby maybe

Well I'm running, I'm a jumping, I'm on my sleigh baby for you

I'm on my sleigh baby baby baby baby for you (with a reindeer)

Chorus - Solo - Chorus

I've seen you standing in the pourring rain

Lips all red and your eyes all tears stained

Somebody said they've been putting you down

That they don't want you when you're around

Don't you worry baby, I'm homeward bound (x2)

Don't you worry Marlene, I'm homeward bound

Don't you worry baby, I'm homeward bound

And one fine day the sun will shine, everything will be yours and mine

Everything will go as planned, don't you know the matter's right here at hand


One Little Moment (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding - 1981) (POINTING THE FINGER)

Did you ever meet your dreams carrying nightmare ghosts?

Crippled fools, celibate priestly donkeys

Marching headlong into a man made hell, a man made hell

Did you ever crush you prayer book?

Make light of ghoulish prophets

Sleep so damn well that the night spoke

Did you ever find there was no God?

That kneeling was a fool's game?

Sleep a real sleep based on

A solitary existence (x3)

Where's that moment?

Where's that truth?

Where's that moment?

Where's that truth? That truth?

That one little moment

One little moment, one little hour, one little timeless piece of peace (x4)

Where is that peace?

Where is that moment?

Where is that hour?

Where's the love that we know

One little moment (x3)


On Holiday / Club Rondo (Kevin Coyne/Nick Cudworth/Dave Clague - 1970) (THE CLUB RONDO)

When we go on our holiday

When we go on our holiday

We have so much fun, we play

On the promenade all day

Wearing hats with the Cisco Kid,

Going to the bingo, making our bids

Fur boots and leopard skin every night

Wearing our sequins, oh what a sight

Tomato and boiled ham out for tea

Mrs. Baxter, she likes me

Up to the top deck of the bus

Get a free ?, that's enough for us

When we go on our holiday

We are happy every day

We have waited for so very long

To have two weeks by the sea

To have two weeks by the sea

 

I am a landlady, I see them all

Fat ones, tall ones, thin and small

Some with their children, some with their mothers

Some with their fathers, some with their brothers

Their bucket sounds like a ?? sand

Little white plimsoles, hand in hand

Down we go to the market square

And eat candy floss

And eat candy floss

Toffee apples, toffee apples, oh what a treat!

Then you can smell your father's feet

For the very first time you see your mother nude

You didn't mean to, but after all

You're on holiday

It's three in a bed

Three in a bed

Three in a bed

Or four in a bed

Newcastle brown and we all fall down

We have a good time on our holiday

 

Club Rondo

(spoken)

Welcome gentlemen, to the Club Rondo!

Arty and all, arty entertainment industry

It's fun and spills, fun and thrills, this is the Club Rondo! Come in!

????? inside, there's nothing to fear

We have to get close to the girls without touching

 

My name's Norma, I work here

I dance nightly, oh what fun

All the men look at me as I go 'round

And they all say, "What big ones she's got!"

I do a dance called the Wobble

I do a dance called the Split

And all the men, they are waiting for one thing

And that's to see me strip

Now, my father doesn't like the idea

But the money's very good

So, who can argue with Fifty pounds a week?

If you can offer me anything better, I'll do it

 

Now my name is Alfonso

I'm the ? and owner of this place

I make quite a lot of money

Since I moved down here from space

I may be a little bizarre in my antics

And the town council may hate my guts

But I make all of the money

 

(spoken)

Hey! Hey Stan!

Perhaps we ought to go in here

It looks like a good place to have some fun

Oh look at it!

I'm not goin' in there

It's run by a Maltese!

No, it's not, it's not Maltese, no

Yes, it is, I've heard all about it

Very dubious, very dubious...

No, come in now, we only go on our holidays, what is it, once a year

You don't get the chance to see this kind of stuff where we come from

No mind if they're Maltese, they're strippin' and they're live and we can have some fun

 

Hello gentlemen, this is the Club Rondo!

Tonight we've got some ????

And we're really gonna have some fun tonight!

Our bunny girls will be coming 'round to offer you light refreshment and ? edible, but first of all, before we start, a word from our compere, Jackie Dennis. Come in, Jackie!

Hello, the name's Jackie Dennis and I'd like to do a song, well, it's only a little song, but I think it's going to be a big hit. Here we go!

(Jackie sings)

Watch all the girls dancing

They're all having fun

You're out on your holidays

So, you'd better put your blues on the run

 

(spoken)

Well, I'm stuck for words. I've come here, I've paid me money, I've seen it all. That Norma--my goodness, what a form! What a form she's got! Mind you, I don't go for them Maltese

 

(sung)

I saw the night on my lights when I looked at Delilah

I saw the flickering shadows caressing her brows

Why, why, Delilah?

One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock rock

Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock rock

Nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock rock

We're gonna rock around the clock tonight!

Lollipop, lollipop, lolli lolli lollipop

Lollipop, lollipop, lolli lolli lollipop

Lollipop, lollipop, lolli lolli lollipop

Oh I wonder, wonder who, I wonder who

Who wrote the Book of Love?

Who wrote the Book of Love?

 

(spoken)

Well it's been a good... Hey?

Have we had a good time, Bobby?

Yes!

A really good time?

Yes!

Come again next year?

Yes!

We'll go to Mrs. Baxter's

Yes!

What do we have there?

Yes!

Ham and chips?

Yes!

Everything we want

YES!

Don't you say anything else but bloody yes?

YES!

Ah, that's the trouble, you know

I'm burdened down with bloody cretins

A lot of ?? where I come from

I like it here, it reminds me of show business and Las Vegas

 

(sung)

I wonder, wonder who, I wonder who

Who wrote the Book of Love?

Bingo, bingo, I'm in luck!

 

(spoken)

Stop the music!

Stop the music!

Stop the music!

Hey! Rondo, stop the music!

Get that Norma on again, let's have her on again. She was bloody good, better than them other three, what was her name? Patrice, from the Lebanon, I don't know

What a lot of trouble I go to, to ???

Yes!

Yes!


Only One (the) (Kevin Coyne - 1980) (BURSTING BUBBLES )

Are you lost in the wilderness?

Are you crying on your won?

Are you stabbing into the sunlight?

When all the heat has gone

You're not the only one (x2)

You're not the only one to be alone

You're not the only one (x2)

You're not the only one to be alone, alone

Are you crying into your pillow?

Does the bed seems like a rock of ice?

Are you feeling kind of personal?

But there's no-one there to be nice

Chorus

You're not the only one (x2)

You're not the only one on your own

You're not the only one (x2)

You're not the only one to be alone, alone

But there's hope in the future

All roads will slowly unwind

If you hold out your tiny hands

And open up your savage mind

You're not the only one (x2)

You're not the only one to be alone

You're not the only one (x2)

You're not the only one to be alone, who is on his own, who is on her won


Open Up The Gates (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1991) (WILD TIGER LOVE)

Open up the gates, let us all come in (x8)

We're all waiting flowers in our hair, we're all waiting shadows in our hair, we're all waiting flowers in our hair, flowers in our hair, shadows in our hair

(repeat everything twice)

Shadows in our hair (x2)


Our Jack (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague/Nick Cudworth - 1970) (THE CLUB RONDO)

I think it was Saturday he started to act very strange

He started to stick his head out the window and shout at the trains

We all got very worried by Sunday andwe called in the doctor

He said... I think he's got something I ... I think it's schizophrenia

Or something

Now I don't want you to worry mother because I think he's going to be alright

If we put him in... you know where, I think he'll be out by a forthnight

There's not much wrong that a few pills can't put right and...

Don't worry about him, you'll be able to sleep at night, won't you?

Well I'm his mother you see, I mean, you worry about your son, don't you?

Anyway, I signed a few forms and I put me coat on and we got on the bus

It was on Monday morning and we're up there by... ten o'clock or something like that

And I ?? him in and he was crying a bit but did'nt talk much

Just said "You know I always wanted to be a train guard, mother? I'm sick of being an acountant"

Well I suppose if you're a child it's alright being a train guard but I mean ?? folks would like to have a bit of status in life

I mean his father is only a painter and decorator, I mean you expect the next generation to be one...

One stage up as you might say

Anyway, he's in there now

I'm going to see him tomorrow, that's Tuesday

Bring a bag of sugar and a bit of tea

I took his tea square upthere but don't seem very interested

He's a little withdrawing, on the quiet but...

The men from the office have been very good you know

Theu had a collection for him and...

Bought him one or two books, magazines

The doctors are very nice

 

I wish I could climb

Out of this room

Enter into a brand new world

Build my own tomb

Choose all the colors

But I know I can't

People want me to be what I'm not (x2)

I used to go out at night

I used to walk the great wide streets

I used to think of all the things I wanted to do when I was asleep

But all the time my head ached, had this thing in my mind

Better to be happy than have money, be half blind

But my mother said No

And my father said No

You've got to study at school cause if you don't you'll be a fool and the neighbors will laugh

My father he's nothing he never pretented to be

And I'd give all I have in the world just to be as he

It's a sad sad story

But I've decided to retire

I decided to run away

Put out my fire, hide away

In some great room for a year and a day and a day and a day and a day

 

How's your Jack?

Oh ?? he's coming on well now

He's... he's passed the worst I think

He was always a funny sort of lad, weren't he?

Ah he was yes!

But, I don't know, he's getting old and he's probably getting a bit more sense you know

Ah, looks like his father, don't he?

Ah, that's Jack

You know, where he is now, the doctors are very nice


Our Little Love Song (Tom Liwa/Kevin Coyne - 1996) (KNOCKING ON YOUR BRAIN)

I've been away but I'm coming home, want to see your gorgeous smile

I'm a little late but I'll be there, be there in a while

The taxi's speeding, taking me to you, down that old dream highway

You're the light that I'm guided to, heaven's on its way

I don't mind what they say, I don't mind, they'll say it anyway

I don't mind, don't mind at all, all I know is you'll hear me when I call

I've been walking round my room, in that hotel in some strange land

Picturing you in my magic mind, holding your hand

We did a dance in a dream one night, the doors of heaven open wide

All the love, the love came out, that was burning deep inside

I don't mind what they say I don't mind they'll talk anyway, I don't mind, don't mind at all, all I know is you'll hear me when I call

I don't mind, don't mind at all, don't mind at all, don't mind at all, I don't mind, I don't mind, don't mind at all, all I know is you'll hear me when I call


Out on the Park (Ali Neander/Kevin Coyne - 1996) (KNOCKING ON YOUR BRAIN)

Sitting on a bench Sunday afternoon, watching the people go by, skipping and a hopping

Some of them smile, some of them frown, some sneer, try to put you down, it's always the same on a Sunday out on the park

I don't know and I'm not sure, is that man over there going to steal my money, it's not so funny no

Chorus: Out on the park (x2) just a little dark

Sitting over there with her head in her hands, red haired woman who's sure the world dosn't understand

Foolish child with a wooden leg, little fat dog, it sits up and begs

Giggling babies in pushchairs, clutching balloons

Chorus

Hop, skip and jump, get myself home, running past the flowers, heart of stone

I've lost all my feeling, lost all of my joy, the big city's grinding me down (x2)

Chorus

Just a little dark

Can you see me, can you hear me, do you know I'm here? We're all so invisible, I whisper in your ear

A little conversation, a little love, little light, livens up the darkest night, city crazy but I don't care, I'll get through somewhere, anywhere

Get through to you, I'll find a love that's true, get through to you, I'll find a love that's true

Out on the park (x2)


Over Land & Sea (Kevin Coyne/Robert Coyne - 2002) (ONE DAY IN CHICAGO)

A stupid little girl, the one with the X-ray eyes

Standing in your greengrocer’s with the apples, telling all those lies

She’s forgot the love we used to have, I’m just a nothing to her

It’s sad

I want to, I want to sail away

Over land and sea and set my, set my self free

I want to sail, I want to sail away

Over land and sea and set myself free

Nasty friends, nasty, they’re all around

Pointing their fingers, talking about me behind my back

Some say I grow strange, I need a doctor’s good advice

But the truth is all I really wanted was a loving wife, oh

 Sail away, I’ve got to sail away

Over land and sea (x2)

I’ll make myself free, I want to be free

I’m going to sail, sail away

Over that land and sea

I want to be free

Make myself free

Sail, sail

I’m going to sail, sail away

Over land and sea

I want a nice cup of tea

With someone who loves me

 

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