KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - ALBUM: Burning Head 1992

 

Burning Head (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne - 1992) (BURNING HEAD) or Burning Head II (Kevin Coyne/Robert Coyne/Eugene Coyne/Hans Pukke - 1993) (TOUGH AND SWEET)

Screaming in the kitchen, there's noises in the hall, I can see things crawling down the walls

There's a shadow in the bedroom, it's mighty big, I wonder who it is, I wonder who it is

Ah the bogey man comes, ah the bogey man comes

Chorus: I've got the burning head now, I've got the worms in the brain (x2).

Ah mercy

I'rn walking in the park with my best best girl, she's the one I really love, she's out of this world

She's wearing a mask, a painted head, she's looking at me, she wants to strike me dead

Chorus

Ah mercy, ah mercy, mercy

Mercy, mercy , mercy, burning head

Got the burning, burning head (x3)


Sugar Daddy (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne)

Sugar Daddy's gone away, gonna take a holiday

Says he's not coming back again

Sugar Daddy's on the telephone, keeps on ringing

But nobody's home, it's not unusual

Life gets that way everyday

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you made him sad, no no

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you drove him mad

Sugar Daddy is on the plane, drinking gin and tonic

He's half insane, talking to anyone, anyone who'll listen to him, who'll listen to him

Sugar Daddy says he might arrive in South America just half alive

Some strange city where nobody really knows h e's changed his clothes

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you made him sad

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you drove him mad, a nd you drove him mad , a nd you drove him mad

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you made him sad no

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you drove him mad no

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you made him sad, you made him cry

I don't blame him, you treated him so bad a nd you drove him mad now listen out

I'm talking to somebody out there , s omebody listen, listen to me , I gotta hear a voice, I gotta hear a voice, freedom out there and liberty, I'm strapped in here and I'm all alone, my muscles are aching down to the bone, somebody come and hold my hand, somebody there understand but if you're not here now what can I do, I just gotta dream, dream of you, I got a picture in my head of you lying there with another man and I don't understand, somebody help me, somebody there, somebody touch me, somebody care, there must be you, it's gotta be you, there's nobody else, no-one will do, now, come on baby, come on now, hold me now, kiss me once or twice, come on here, I'm standing here, I'm all alone and I'm full of fear, I'm somewhere dreaming, somewhere scheming, scheming of you, I'm going crazy, my mind is hazy, I don't know just what to do, what can I do?


Emperor's New Clothes (Kevin Coyne)

Saw you walking in the street today with another guy

He was full of muscles and he had a tussle

He blacked my eye (x2)

Chorus: Why I got involved with you, nobody really knows

Seems like a classic case of the emperor's new clothes.

Went round to your house to see if you'd apologise

Your mother she slapped me in the mouth

Said it's just a lot of lies, just a lot of lies

Chorus

I'm living on my own right now, I do all my own cooking

I'm not looking for anybody, no, I'm not really looking

I'm quite proud of my cooking

Why I got involved with you, nobody really knows

Just a classic case of the emperor's new clothes

Why I got involved with anyone, nobody really knows

Seems like a classic case of the emperor's new clothes

Life's a myth, love's a myth, give us a kiss (x2)

Life's a myth, love's a myth, somebody give me a kiss


Beautiful City (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne)

This beautiful city I've built in my head

Sky above is blue, there's doves flying round

Corn on the ground, but it's a paradise for two

This beautiful city I've built in my head

Is lonely right now cause you ran away not so long ago

And there's no purpose left somehow

All those mountains I climbed just for you

Trying to get close

All those mountains I climbed just for you

Honey, you're the most

All those mountains I climbed just for you

Just to get close

All of these mountains I climbed just for you

Don't mean a thing now

This beautiful city I've built in my head

It's got the clouds around, everything's dark

I can't see since you're not around

All those mountains I've climbed for you

Just to get close

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

They don't mean a thing now, no, no

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

Just to get close

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

Honey, you're the most

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

Just to get close

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

They don't mean a thing

This beautiful city I've built in my head

Walls are tumbling right down, clouds up above

There's no real love, nothing when you're not around

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

Just to get close

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

Oh you're the most

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

Just to get close

All those mountains I've climbed just for you

They don't mean a thing


Skinhead in Heaven (poem) (Kevin Coyne)

It's alright here. The sofa's got no holes in it and the wallpaper's of a nice snotty pattern. Nobody's objecting to my presence. I don't need to knock anybody about. I think I'm appreciated for what I am, listened to. I had dreams about this place when I was sleeping rough. Bill (he was my best mate before he topped himself) said there was always a possibility of dreams coming true. I think he was fuckin' right. The only thing I miss is my boots. Who took them off?


Wrong Song (Kevin Coyne)

It's impossible, really quite mad, the things you're saying

You should be glad, you've got a life to live, so much to give

Why this screaming, blaming me?

I know you say I'm impossible, I'm a macho man and cruel

But you're really quite wrong, you're wrong

It's the same old song, yakety yak, I don't talk back

It's all fiddle daddle and it's all so sad

It's all crazy, rotten and bad

You say I'm impossible, I'm a macho man

Mixed up and I don't understand but you're wrong, you're really wrong

Won't last long, this relationship is a sinking ship

It can't go on, it's no fun living like this

I'm going to get pissed cause

You say it's impossible, I'm a macho man and I'm m ixed up

And I don't understand but you're wrong

So wrong wrong wrong

So wrong wrong

Yes you're wrong wrong

You're wrong

So wrong

Wrong


Hope the Devil don't Come (Kevin Coyne)

Have you ever heard the little children giggling in the dark

Rambling and a tumbling through a shady park, hunting and a fighting

Looking for birds and bees, seeing all the Devil's children crouching in the trees

Saying Oh, I hope the Devil don't come (x3)

Have you ever really wondered now that you're a man

There's things up there in Heaven that you don't understand

You're still wishing for something, a light that shines so bright

But sometimes I can still hear a voice crying in the night

Saying Oh, I hope the Devil don't come (x3)

I've got a funny feeling, I'm happy as can be

I can see the bluebirds crowding round the trees

I can see my mother on her bended knees

Praying to the Lord above, praying please

Saying Oh, I hope the Devil don't come (x2) (save my son, save my son)

Saying Oh, I hope the Devil don't come

So now I her him laughing, laughing everyday (x4)

The Devil's gone away

I said Oh, I hope the Devil don't come (x3)

If he does, I'm going to buy a gun


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)


Hardhearted (Kevin Coyne)

Hardhearted, that's the game you started, it's the game that two can play

Hardhearted, now that we've parted, I'm really glad that I've gone away

Hardhearted, that's the game you started

A game now you don't like me to play

But hardhearted, that's the game you started

Now I'm gonna have my say

Chorus: Mean mean mean, that's what you say I am ,

M ean mean mean, just a little man

Mean mean mean, that's what you say I am ,

That's OK, that's OK.

Hardhearted, that's the game you started, that's the game that two can play

Hardhearted, that's the game you started, now I've truly gone away

Hardhearted, a heart of stone now you've left all on your own

Hardhearted, that's the game you started, that's the game that I can play

Chorus

Hardhearted, that's the game you started, that's the game that two can play

Hardhearted, that's the game you started, now I've truly flown away

Hardhearted, a heart of stone n ow you're really on your own

Hardhearted, that's the game you started, that's the game that two can play

That's OK (repeat)


Redlight (poem) (Kevin Coyne)

Barracuda face in some astronomical bar across the way, looking at me. Cheese teeth too, lips smeared pink, yellow open hole shouting "Give us a kiss!". I'm just a baby here, tauty hands, tauty tapping feet, waiting for the knife, angling for danger. "Why this?" asks a friend, sipping coffee, print perfect, just a little self-righteous. No reply. Why state the plainly obvious. I like it; I hate it. A clear view of hell is necessary sometimes. And anyway, ugliness is sublime, most of the time, if you listen to mad old God


Allah Calling (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne)

Allah screaming from the towers, driving me down with bloody rain

I can't move around the streets, the police they watch me, they know my name

If I could touch you, if I could feel you

Tell you how I really feel but there's no radio or TV

Everything is all congealed

Ah where is freedom? Ah where is it now?

Ah where is freedom? Prison walls are all around

Everybody tells me 'Go home, leave this place and fly away'

But they have closed off all the borders, nothing to do and nothing to say

Just accept this new idea that freedom is a crazy thing

If I was a bird, you know I'd fly

I'd flap my golden wings (x2)

Ah where is freedom? (x5)


Totally Naked (Kevin Coyne - 1993 BURNING HEAD) or Totally Naked II (TOUGH AND SWEET )

Totally naked, that's how we came into the world you say

Totally naked, bouncing up and down upon the bathroom scales

Totally naked, I'll never change, you say I'll always be that way

Totally naked, bouncing up and down upon the bathroom scales

It's so nice, you and I, and it makes you think

It's so nice you and I though life it sometimes stinks

Totally naked, that's what you say, that 's how we came today

Ttotally naked, totally honest with not a lie, a mistruth to say

Totally naked, I'm flying high, it's such a happy day

Totally naked, I'm just a baby and it's good to feel this way

It's alright, it's so good and it makes you think

It's alright, it's so nice though sometimes the world it stinks, yes

Totally naked, that's how we came into the world they say

Totally naked, bouncing up and down upon the bathroom scales

Totally naked, feel so fine, I'm just a baby in my way

We're totally naked, I suppose we'll always remain the same

Yes, i t's so good, it's so fine and it makes you think

It's so good, it's alright though life sometimes sometimes stinks

Tthough life sometimes sometimes stinks (x2)


Hey Supremo (Hans Pukke/Kevin Coyne)

Chorus: Hey Supremo, hey you dreamo

Hey Classico, hey Supremo

Hey Sombrero, hey dance the bolero

Hey Supremo, hey you dreamo

I've been waiting all my life for someone just like you

Someone to squeeze my hand and tell me that you're really true

To love me nightly, love me daily e very single way

Your the one my heart's desire

The one that sets my lips on fire

You're the one that's in my head

The one that whisks me off to bed

Chorus

I've been waiting all my life for someone just like you

A girl to hold and squueze my hand and says she loves me true

To love me nightly, love me daily , l ove me every way

You're the one, my one desire

The one that sets my lips on fire

The one one that's always in my head

The one that whisks me off to bed

You're the one that had my mind and body from the start

You stole it all away then you tore it all apart

But now I really love you, you've captured all my heart

You're the one, my one desire

The one that sets my lips on fire

The one that's always in my head

The one that whisks me off to bed

Chorus

You're the one that took my heart

You took it all from the start

You stole my mind and body and you tore it all apart

But now I really love you, you really won my heart

You're the one, my hearts desires

The one that sets my lips on fire

The one that's always in my head

The one that whisks me off to bed

You're the one that captured my heart, my heart from the start

You took my mind and body and you tore it all apart

But now I really love you, you really won my heart

You stole away my mind and body, tore it all apart

You're the one, my one desire

The one that sets my lips on fire

The one that's always in my head

The one that whisks me off to bed

You're the one that captured, that captured all my heart

You stole away my mind and body, tore it all apart

But now I really love you, you really won my heart

You're the one, my one desire

The one that sets my lips on fire

The one that's always in my head

The one that whisks me off to bed

You're the one that captured, that captured all my heart

You stole away my mind and body, tore it all apart

But now I really love you, you really won my heart

You're the one, my one desire

The one that sets my lips on fire

The one that's always in my head

The one that whisks me off to bed


Disappointed (poem) (Kevin Coyne)

The moon is a shrimp

The clouds lettuce leaves

The garden is the amazon

And the gardener a head-hunter

I hear mad grapes calling from the vineyard

The postman has just called with a crocodile

I'm disappointed

I wanted a girl friend

 

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