KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - ALBUM: Heartburn 1976

Strange Locomotion (Kevin Coyne/Dave Clague/Nick Cudworth)

Strange locomotion over the ocean, you can't find a better place

Take some strange locomotion

Yes, if you got the notion, take some strange locomotion

It'll be just for you and me, you're taking strange locomotion

Up and down, round and round, strange, strange, strange locomotion (x3)

Strange locomotion over the ocean, you can take a big fat plane, take some strange locomotion

Yes if you get the notion, take some strange locomotion

Yes it's for you and me, you're taking strange locomotion


Don't Make Waves (Kevin Coyne)

Don't make waves, waves could be your slave

Don't make waves, you have got to behave

Be a fool or a knave and you're making waves

If you want a friend, friends you've got to save

You're making waves, they could be your slave

You'd better behave

You're finishing lonely and blue, you're finishing with nothing to do

I said don't make waves, they will be your slave

Don't make waves, you've got to behave

Be a fool or a knave, they'll be your slave

If you want a friend, friends you've got to save

You're making waves, waves could be your slave

If you've got nothing to do, you're gonna finish ragged and blue

They'll be nothing left you can do

Don't make waves, waves could be your slave

Don't make waves, you've got to behave

Be a fool or a knave and you're making waves

If you want a friend, friends you've got to save

You're making waves, waves could be your slave

You'd better behave, you'll finish ragged and blue

Not a friend to look after you

No


Happy Band (Kevin Coyne)

Honey, I'm just waisting, waisting my life away

Let's you and I get together, let's form a happy day

Let's dance around the living room , c limb right up the wall

Turn off the telephone, we just won't take no calls

We need a happy band with a happy tune

Happy band with a happy tune (x2)

We need a happy band

Honey, you're running when you should stay right here

Hold my hands closely and squeeze and say 'My dear'

Now come on little darling, there's something to enjoy

Here's your little darling, your rocking baby boy

I need a happy band with a happy tune

Happy band with a happy tune (x2)

I need a happy band

I need a happy band with a happy tune

Happy band with a happy tune (x2)

I need a happy band

Honey, you got the message and everything is clear

Hold right on to your garters, hold on oh my dear

Everything is ready, everything's a thrill

Come on little darling, we've really made a kill

We've joined a happy band with a happy tune

Happy band with a happy tune (x2)

We've joined a happy band


I Love my Mother (Kevin Coyne/Andy Summers)

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

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

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

We say we know, I suppose we know

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

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

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

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

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

You mean nothing, you say nothing

And I want to fly, I want to leave

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

No, I'll be there, be there

Chorus

Telling you

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

Expensive house with a little mouse

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

He knows he needs and he's got to feed

On something new, what can he do?

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

And I want to got but she really knows

Chorus

Oh I'm telling you


Shangri-La (Kevin Coyne)

As I was walking through dusty streets, I heard some voices singing

Old and familiar tunes, I heard their voices ringing

Frankie Laine and Johnnie Ray, the old heart throbs singing

Then my girlfriend she squoze my arm, she said, "Son, you must, you must be dreaming"

Chorus: Shangri-La is a million miles away, you might see it on a clear blue day

Over the hills and far away (x2)

They're singing out.

Memories, sweet memories, let them flow down your way

Open up your lonely heart, open up your doorway

Frankie Laine and Johnnie Ray, the old heart throbs singing

Then my girlfriend she squoze my arm, she said: "Son, you must, you must be dreaming"

Chorus (x2)


America (Kevin Coyne)

The little boats in Millwall Docks are bobbing on the sea

The sailors that are all aboard are pointing to Liberty

The Pearly Queens from Tooting Bec are racing across the grass

They're heading for the coastline cause they all have got their pass

And the miners up from Durham are running through the West End

Old England is on the blink, Old England's round the bend

Chorus: We're going to America, the land of the free , s tatue of Liberty

Oh America, the land of the free , statue of Liberty.

Well the gangster man holds out his hand and says, "Hello son"

Gives me his bloddied legs, says I'm the chosen one

And the President in the White House salutes me as I pass

He says I'm a favoured citizen as he sits with tea on the grass

And my mother and my brother and my sister too are joining me in the fun

My father's at the head of us all and he is carrying a gun

Oh America, the land of the free , statue of Liberty

I said America, the land of the free , statue of Liberty

I said America, the land of disease

Oh America

I said America, the land of deep freeze

America

I said America, the land of the free

Oh America, the land of the free

Statue of Liberty, oh


Big White Bird (Kevin Coyne)

We are all on a boat

And the boat it floats

Across our dreams that we're learning

Though we fought and we sought

But we never truly thought

Of all our dreams that have been burning

We sleep then we wake

I look at you, you turn away

With a face so black and full of yearning

So don't you trap my golden wings

Cause my wings are golden things

Made to fly, made to cry

And made to die for you

You've got to live, live your life

Don't take out pistols and knives

Just live, live your life

And you'll be learning

You've got to live, live your life

Don't take out pistols and knives

Just live, live your life

And you'll be learning, learning, learning, learning, learning


Games Games Games (Kevin Coyne)

I've been drinking in too many bars

I've been searching for my celluloid stars

Where's my best friend?

Where's my best friend now?

I've seen the masks, heard all the lies

I've seen the state of your cut glass eyes

Where's my best friend?

Where's my best friend now?

Chorus: Games, games, games

Playing games, games, games

Games, games, games

Who is going to win? (x2).

A black widow creeps down the street

Dribbling my head at her feet

She says, "Where's your best friend?

Where's your best friend now?"

They closed the curtains, they locked the doors

They say it doesn't matter, doesn't matter anymore

You've got no friends

You've got no friends now

Chorus - Solo - Chorus

I've been drinking in too many bars

I've been searching for my celluloid stars

Where's my best friend?

Where's my best friend now?

Seen the masks and I have heard all the lies

I've seen the state of your cut glass eyes

Where's my best friend?

Where's my best friend now?

Chorus

You're playing games, you're playing games, you're playing games, I'm playing, you're playing games, he's playing games, he's playing games, all playing games, games, games, games, games


Daddy (Kevin Coyne) (see also Mummy)

Daddy give me a cup of water, give me some water do (x3)

And that's all I'm asking of you

Give me some water, give me some water do

Daddy give me a leg up, a leg up when I fall down (x3)

That's all I'm asking of you

Help me when I fall, help me up do

Daddy won't you push my swing and push me round and round (x3)

Push me up and push me up and up and up and up and up and up and up and up

And then you can push me back down, down, down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down, and down

Daddy give me a drink of water then push me round and round

Daddy help me up when I fall right on the ground

Daddy speak to me soflty, don't make that awful sound

Het today could be Daddy's day, it could be my lucky day

Daddy's day in Daddy's way

Daddy's way, his special way, help me today

Daddy, oh daddy

Were you in the war, Daddy?

Did ou fight, Daddy?

You've been in the war, Daddy

All the blood

All the mud

All the lies

All the eyes

All the girls

All the girls

 

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