KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - ALBUM: Pointing the Finger 1981

 

There She Goes (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

There she goes, what am I going to say?

There she goes and she's gone away

There she goes and she'll be back again

There she goes, looking at the little fat man

Destroyed on drink

Crawling around the room

Believing the voices in his head

His head is a tomb

Filled with paraphernalia

From dreadful, lonely years

But she's here, yes she's here, yes she's here, right here

There it goes, the same old story again

There it goes, spot the happy man

There it goes, a heart and a soul for me

There it goes, endlessly and endlessly

Why was I crying at the window last night?

Why was I holding on my pillow?

And I had to bite and bite

And why was I screaming in those empty years?

Maybe there's been too many, too many savage tears

A shrinking violet, I'm never likely to be

Because I insist on being little me

So when I scream and sometimes hate

You know I love you just the same

Cause you know your name, you know your name

I love the sound of your lovely name

There she goes, don't frighten her away

There she goes, what can I say?

There she goes, got me, got me everywhere

There she goes, screaming that she cares

Touch me, touch me, like you, like you know you do

I'm just a little old fashioned

But relying on touching you

Let me feel you river of hair

Rolling down my chest

Cause I love you, I love you, you're the best


As I Recall (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

I was talking to your father

He never said a word

I was talking to your mother

Squat and absurd

I was talking to your cousin

He never spoke to me

I was talking to your sister

She was married and unfree

I was talking to the priest

He told me what to do

I kept on talking

But he never told the truth

I was talking to the world

But they all laughed at me

I was talking to you

Why don't you talk to me?

Chorus: You never talk to me

You never try to see

As I recall, as I recall.

You got me walking on water

Pretending I'm God

You got me flying

A lazy little sod

You got me creeping

Doing everything I can

To prove to you

That I really am a man

Chorus

You can see my flesh wound

See my little scar

You can see me crashing

In some unknown car

You can see me dying

On some lonely road

You can see me feeling my way

But nowhere to go

Chorus

I've got a good memory

As I recall , s uch a good memory (repeat)

I never forget a thing, as I recall, I never forget a thing you know you had me as I recall, as I recall

Remember me, I was your friend, I was your friend, I was your friend


Children of the Deaf (Kevin Coyne/Steve Lamb)

Does anybody ever listen to me?

Does anybody ever listen to you?

Are they all deaf, dumb and blind?

Does anybody ever listen to you? (x2)

Does anybody listen to what I say?

Does anybody listen anyway?

Are we the children of the deaf ? (x2)

Deaf man, deaf woman, no love

Deaf (x4)


One Little Moment (Kevin Coyne/Brian Godding)

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 t hat 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)


Let Love Reside (Kevin Coyne)

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


Sleeping- Waking (Sleep-Waking) (Kevin Coyne)

Sleeping, waking, fires burn, croaking

Factory's empty, there's no-one there

The factory's empty and there's no-one there

But we're alright, we're alright, yes, we're alright, say we're alright

Wondering, Goggling, half deaf, struggling

The church is closed, there's no-one there

The church is closed and there's no-one there (x2)

But we're alright, we're alright, yes, we're alright, we're alright

Groaning, lying, down again, round again

The seaside's closed but no-one's there

The seaside's closed, there's no-one's there

But we're alright, we're alright, sayi it, we're alright, yes, we're alright

The sky's shut down but we're alright (x2)

Are we alright?

Don't know if we are

Are we alright but I don't know if we are


Pointing the Finger (Kevin Coyne)

Pointing the finger at dear old England , old England doesn't care (x2)

We could have been poets, something strong

We could have been leaders for life long

We could have been geniuses every one

But England's empire is fading away

It's fading away, oh happy day

That's why...

I'm pointing the finger at dear old England , does anybody care? (x2)

We could have been workmen, true artisans

Real strong people, women and man

We could have been heroes sailing the sea

But England's empire doesn't matter to me

I know it's gone, it's gone and I feel free

That's why...

I'm pointing the finger at dear old England , does anybody care?

You know I'm pointing the finger at dear old England, does anybody care?

We could have been saviours

We could have been priests

We could have been something strong and neat

We could have been tidy, we could have been clean

But England's empire is no longer on the scene

And humanity is not so green

Alright

Could have been something on the scene

You realize humanity is not so green

That's why...

I'm pointing the finger at dear old England , does anybody care?

You know I'm pointing the finger at dear old England, does anybody care?

Well now I'm sleeping in my bed

Love got a cool and clear head

I see the future, I see it all

And I don't belong to any empire

I'm not going to crawl

And I don't belong to your empire

I'm not going to crawl

That's why...

I'm pointing the finger at dear old England , old England doesn't care (x5)


You Can't do That (Kevin Coyne)

You can't do that (x4)

Yes you can, yes you can, yes you can if you like (x2)

You can't do that (x4)

Yes you can, yes you can, yes you can if you like (x2)

Don't let anybody tell you who you are (x3)

It's you, it's you, you're the star

(repeat everything 2 times)

You can't do that (ad lib)


Song of the Womb (Kevin Coyne)

Down by the water, up by he river

Looking for your mother, looking for a lover

Chorus: You're in love (x4).

Down by the canal, up by the houses

Close to the buildings, near to the fields

Chorus

Close into your mother, into the mountain

Close to the river, close to the fountain, you know...

Chorus

What is the answer? There is no answer

You may find an answer

But you're all wrong (x3)

So it's up through the tunnel

Ride through the forest

Into the catacombs

Lying there forever

Chorus


Old Lady (Kevin Coyne)

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)

 

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