KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - ALBUM: Bursting Bubbles 1980


Only One (the) (Kevin Coyne)

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


Childrens Crusade (Kevin Coyne)

Some good advice for children today

Is don't you let the terror hold sway

Listen to the wise ones when they talk

Maybe you can run before you walk

A new childrens crusade (x2)

Arms upstretched and arms all splayed

Looking at the love they made (like they do in books)

Some good advice to those who doubt

Some wise words for those who shout

Look into the face of a child

It's like a ball of fire

Ah the childrens crusade

Marching with feet lightly made

Across grass that is always sweet

Nothing tidy and nothing neat (like in books)

Ooh la la, it's nice to be so fine

It goes much deaper than just simply being kind

It's eye to eye staring, caring out

The new generation knows what that's all about

Oh the childrens crusade, oh those golden plains

Oh the sounds that they make

Sometimes they scream but their hearts don't break (like in books)

Like in your books

Like in your Mickey Mouse

Like in your books

Throw away your books


No Melody (Kevin Coyne)

It's funny when you can't find a melody

And the days they find themselves

It's funny when you can't find a melody

And the days they find themselves

When the morning and the evenings

And the birds sing for themselves

Now here come old tousled head

Cracking his funny funny funny jokes again

Here come funny funny funny funny tousled head

Cracking cracking cracking cracking again

And it's been so long since I felt like this

I never want to feel like this again

Again (x5)


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

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)


Mad Boy no.2 (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

There's a rainbow over my shoulder

The skies a bloody red

They're fighting in the wardobes

Fighting under beds

They're wearing silly masks

And they're standing upside down

They all think that they are kings and queens

They all have got their crowns

But I want to tell you

I don't feel out of place

I've been watching you for oh so long

You're just the human race (x5)

You tell that you love me

You tell me that I'm right

But you won't admit your pain

Your screaming in the night

But now there's no inclusion of anything that's light

I can see your heavy load, it's burning up the night

You're just the human race (x5)

Now some are given tasks, some are given jobs

Some are given things to do

They give them all to me

But I'm not prepared anymore to take this heavy thing

You can learn to fly ourselves

You've got the bloody wings

You're just the human race (x3)

I don't feel out of place

You're just the human race


Dark Dance Hall (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

Working, talking to myself

Oh there's nobody else

Oh see the lights down below

Watch them swirl as they go

D.J. in leopard skin

Face all drawn and face all thin

Walking the line for you

What am I gonna do?

Monkey man on my back

I fell my spirit crack crack crack

Working and talking to myself

Sometimes there's no-one else

There was a little boy with cracked knees

Standing by the waters edge and he started to cry

Fedding swans Sundays, oh see the lovers they lay

Sweet sweet sweet memories

Oh I don't know what to say

All these lights getting in my way

Turn them down, don't let them shine

The darkness is mine all mine (x3)


Don't Know what to Do (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

There's a figure standing on a beach

Reaching out for the sea that she can surely reach

Dancing on islands, singing on coves

Within her head the memory of a rogue

It's not so funny, it's not so sad

But I'm feeling, I'm feeling bad about heaven

And I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do

I was walking inside my head

Memories of a darkened room, a little bed

Seething one day, smiling the next

I realise my problem's a little vexed

It's not so funny, it's not so sad

But you know I'm feeling, I'm feeling bad about heaven

And I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do, no

It seems like I'll always be the same

Not good at anything, I can't play games

I will try, though it's hard

You've got my message and my calling card

It's not so funny, it's not so sad

Oh but I'm feeling, I'm feeling bad about heaven

And I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do

What am I gonna do?


A Little Piece of Heaven (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

There's a little piece of heaven somewhere

For me and you

Some pictures on the sideboard

Sky and sea of blue

I see us in deckchairs, you so fine

Talking to yourself and I'm talking all the time

Connections get lost dear, that's what they say

And I'm a specialist of that

And I do it in my own special way

I dream of an eternal sunrise

The grass growing over my toes

I think of all those smiling faces and I think of the moom as it gloes

But now the moon's getting darker by the hour

And the minutes they seem so long

And I'm so nostalgic that I put it in this little song

It smells of fish and chips and ice cream and things you do

When you're on your holiday

Dreams and dreams and schemes, idling the hours away

But when you hear me screaming tonight

Everything is gonna be alright

It's just all those little pictures, all those little frames

And all those names that I can't get right

There are a million rooms in my head

And everyone of them is for you

I'll keep filling them up with dust and dark but I love you


Day to Day (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

There's a mistery land I can't find

On the borders of peace of mind

And the mirrors kindly shine

And the rivers they run with wine

Run with wine (x4)

I know you're happy

You're all smiling now

I can see you dancing how how

How you shine, how you squeal

I realise that's how you feel

That's how you feel (x4)

Misery man, that's not me

I may one day be eternally happy

I may raise up my little soul

I may find my little goal

My little goal (x3)

I'm just living from day to day (x2)

I'm just a diary, hear what I say

I'm truly living from day to day (ad lib)


Golden Days (Bob Ward/Kevin Coyne (see also BURSTING BUBBLES)

Solitary pictures, children at play, vacant laughter, gloomy days

All of the money, all of the pain, hope that he's coming to ease the strain

My best friend Barbara stands away, don't get involved with him, take your soul away

Look at the world outside, follow the noise (x2)

All of the love and the laughter it's thrown away

All of the love and the laughter looking for golden days

I seek a rythm, perfect tune, happiness forever after, in my room

I've had a message, this is my last hope, the world's so tight around me, there's no scope

You can hear my breathing, feel my pulse, it's just racing, racing on and on and on and on

Oh what has happened to my soul (x2)

All of the love and the laughter it's thrown away

All of the love and the laughter in search of golden days


Old Fashioned Love Song (the) (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

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

 

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