KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - ALBUM: Sanity Stomp 1980


Fat Man (Kevin Coyne)

Well, you're walking on the water, you think you know it all

Pushing your weight, you want to make me crawl

Chorus: I said oh oh fat man what are you gonna do?

I said oh oh fat man what are you gonna, what are you gonna, what are you gonna do?

You're gonna smash me in two (x2) .

You're calling my name as if I had the plague

You think you've got my number, you've think you've got it made

Chorus

Never never never

Chorus

You'll never smash me, you never will

Chorus

Like to see you do it (repeat)

Never


Monkey Man (The) (Kevin Coyne)

I'd seen you in a suburban bar, North London ?? I said no no no no no

You said you know, you know-it-all, let's get together, let's have a bal, I said no no no no no, I said

I'm not your monkey man, don't you understand?

All I need is your loving hand, why don't you understand?

She said ho ho ho ho ho? (x2)

I said I've been here a million times before, she said if you say that again you'll be on the floor, she said no no no no no

She said you think you're smart, I said don't you mess with my broken heart, she said no no no no no

I'm not your monkey man, does any woman really understand?

I'm not your monkey man, all I need is your loving hand

She said ho ho ho ho ho she was surprised ho ho ho ho ho

She was so surprised

I'm not your monkey man, why don't you understand?

All I need is a loving hand, do you really understand?

She said no no no no no it's always the same she said no no no no no

It's always the same she said no no no no no

They never understand she said no no no no no (x3)

She said now go go go go go


How Strange (Kevin Coyne)

How strange, Terry runs away (x2)

He's flipping in the dark, surrounded by sharks, hear the dogs bark

And he's running away (x2)

How strange, Terry runs away (x2)

You're holding his hand, you don't understand, he needs someone

So he's running away (x2)

He says help me out, help me out, please don't shout, help me out

How strange, Terry runs away (x2)

You've taken his money, you've taken his life, you've taken his wife

And you're running away, you got him running away

You got him running away (x2)

Leave him alone, ?? Leave him alone

How strange, Terry runs away (x2)

You've made him bleed, you've made him need and nobody is

So he's running away (x2)

Running away (ad lib)


Somewhere in my Mind (Kevin Coyne)

Somewhere in my mind there's a hand that's always kind, official smile that says I love you honey

Somewhere in my mind they draw back the blinds and love does what it's supposed to do

Chorus:

A little white cloud, a burning sun, a loving smile, my love on the run.

Somewhere in my mind I'm feeling fine, you're touching me and you know what to do oh honey

Somewhere in my mind you're holding on, giving me, giving me all that you do

Chorus - Solo - Chorus

Somewhere in my mind I'm imagining things, you'll never ever ever ever ever go away

Somewhere in my mind there's ?? sing up sing up love's praise, alleluia

Chorus

Your little white cloud smiling at me


When (See You Again)? (Kevin Coyne/Paul Wickens)

Chorus: I said when will I see you again? I don't know where or when but I'll see you again, again and again (x2).

Years I've wasted just for you, expecting some kind of impossible ??

Maybe that's the way where we are, neither of one of us could be a star

Chorus

Notes and pictures on the bedroom walls, waiting for telephones, phone calls

And I love you despite the spite of all, maybe the winner and the looser takes all

Will I see you again? When? I've got to see you again and again and again

Chorus (x1)

I've been waiting, now the time has come to tell you I love ??

But you're saying no and maybe that is right, maybe I'll see you when the moon shines bright

When? Anytime. I can't wait to see you again


Taking on the World (Kevin Coyne)

Is it madness is in your blood? Sometimes you think you're a sticked mud

Taking on, taking on the world

Twenty-six hours by aeroplane to discover you're half insane

Taking on, taking on the world

Chorus: Taking on the world, all the boys and girls, taking on, taking on the world.

Someone told you you could do quite well but you realize you're in a living hell

Taking on, taking on the world

Country scenes is what you require but a litlle bit of rock'n'roll is your only desire

Taking on, taking on the world

Chorus - Solo - Chorus

You're ?? but somehow you're trying to steal the ??

Taking on, taking on the world

When your mind goes blank, what do you do? You keep on walking, you keep walking in those rock'n'roll shoes

Taking on, taking on the world

Chorus

And I'll always will, I love it but sometimes I hate it but I'll always will (ad lib)


No Romance (Kevin Coyne/Paul Wickens)

Sentimental romantic with a smile walking a million miles

Through the city and back again, crouching at bar stools

I wonder when he'll find a reason to say he's right

He seems to be so wrong, his eyes are black as night

I hear him talking but it's not to me

Working on a plan for something no one sees

Up in a bedroom, in a cellar too, he's building a rocket that'll go to some moon

But the moon's in his head, maybe under his bed

And it hides behind his ugly ears

Chorus: No romance (x4), give this little dictator a little chance and he'll crush us all with his misery

Somehow I hold out a hand to him

Get hold of his coat, say:

What you talking about? But he doesn't answer me

He goes on talking about the land of the free

Where people all do the same as he

He's half crazy, maybe as mad as me

No romance (x4), give this little dictator, give him a chance and he'll crush us all with his misery

There must be a million the same as he

They can't count on me


Too Dark (One for the Hero) (Kevin Coyne/Paul Wickens)

I know you say I'm the best, a cut above all the rest

But I've had trouble lately don't you see? I've been denying who is me

Chorus: but it's too too too dark you say

Too too too dark you say, take that light away.

I've been running all your life, I've influenced your girl friend and your wife

You even look like me now what on earth can you do?

It's about time you decided who are you

Chorus (x2)

I know that I maybe let you down, I was a king but now I throw away my crown

I got love and affection but you're throwing it all away

Sometimes your heros have to move, they can't stay

Chorus (x2)


Admit you're Wrong (Kevin Coyne)

Mumbo jumbo talking talking talking talking, who you're talking to?

Reading charts and hearts and star signs, don't you know you're making an intelligent man blue?

I blame it on you

Chorus: Admit, admit, admit you're wrong (x2)

But you never admit, admit you're wrong, you keep on singing the same boring song

Admit you're wrong (x2).

Confusing issues and everything with a ?? that slowly burn, I've had a term and I've burnt

I'm crawling against walls, scratching wallpaper down, oh leave me alone, I'm confused

Chorus - Solo

But you never admit, admit you're wrong, you keep on singing the same boring song

Admit you're wrong (x2)

Send me somewhere on a holiday, a million miles from anywhere you are, oh maybe by the sea

You keep on ?? your logistic, your logistic a little, a finger at me, he's crazy, I'm alright

Chorus

Admit you're wrong, you're really wrong (ad lib) you got me confused


Formula Eyes (Kevin Coyne)

I was talking to a little friend, a man in whites

He gave me something, he said 'This will help your blight'

But it wasn't a formula, it was something made of ice

It wasn't so nice, those hateful formula eyes

He said 'This is a nightmare but it will come alright'

I said 'I don't see your reason' and he said he would turn off the lights

Unhappy wisdom but it wasn't so right and he wasn't so wise with those hateful formula eyes

He said 'I know you', he said 'I'll show you', he said 'I know you, stop screaming, stop screaming'

I'm not a child but I was half wild, terribly confused, was this another ruse?

Just got me wailing to give me hands of ice, to create something terrible, those hateful formula eyes

I don't know now, listen to me go on, I don't know why I'm singing, what the hell is this song?

Could call it paranoia, could call it the strenght, could cause pain, those hateful formula eyes

He said 'you know me', he said 'I'll love you', he didn't know me, stop screaming, stop screaming


New Motorway (Kevin Coyne)

In 1978, they opened up the gates, they said it was too late to be real mates

Chorus: But the grass grew over the motorway and I heard the children sing Daddy, you're on your way.

The factories they roared, I could hear the call, they were'nt sweeping up your floors, they were laughing and loving once more

Chorus

The rythm of life for the world and its wife, they've thrown away their knives, they're touching first time in their lives

Chorus - Solo - Chorus

A new crusade, time to play, you're on your way, a new crusade, it's time to play, you're on your way, you're on your way


A Loving Hand (Kevin Coyne)

We are not puppets, we are not toys, we are not jewels in your crown, good girls and boys

Oh brothers and sisters, can't you see? All we need is a loving hand, a hand that's free

We are not mud, we are not wood, you can not control our souls, you know you should but

Oh brothers and sisters, can't you see? Times have changed and we need a hand that's free

We're not in a circle, we don't belong to your lies, we're looking into the future, luscious changing times

Oh brothers and sisters, can't you see? All we need is a loving hand, a hand that's free

Show us your heart, it sounds so strong, we can work together, life and love all night long

Oh brothers and sisters, can't you see? Nights and days in use are really free

Free from pain, free from your game, free from your rains, free from your strains, free from your paint, your powder and paint


Fear of Breathing (Kevin Coyne)

She is right and you are wrong and you are right and she is wrong

Shut up!

Chorus: It's just a fear, a fear of breathing.

Now she says yes and she says no and you say why and you say go

Chorus

Now she says it and you say that and you say go and she says shit

Chorus

Now she says strong and you say strong and we say strong and we're all wrong

Chorus

Little babies talking to themselves, they can't hear anything else, I'm telling you, think about yourself, don't think about yourself.

Shut up!

You say yes and she says no and she says hello and you say go

Chorus

Well the non-sense ??, the non-sense ??, listen to the babies, listen to the boys, oh no

Chorus

Now she says shake and you go shake and you go outside and they both go break

Chorus

As it goes on and on, it goes on for so long, it goes on and on and on and on and on

Chorus

Shut up the dead, Shut up the ??, Shut up!

What can I do now, what can I say? We want yours and we both want our own way

Chorus

I want to be and you want to be and you are blind and I can't see

Chorus

Now I know why and you know why we got it wrong, we know, we know, we got it right

Chorus

Oh well, is this a case, is this the case, is this a race, is this a test or

Chorus

Oh yes I'm right and yes I'm wrong, yes I'm right and yes I'm wrong, no you're right and no he's wrong, Mum and Dad shut up!

Shut up! (x5)


In Silence (Kevin Coyne)

Here in silence, trap the hours, trap the days, listen to them with their ways, with their, with their , with their eternal arguing

Don't they realize it's causing pain?

Here in silence, imagining Valhalla, imagining something strong, imagining something that will last for longer than a minute or an hour without a storm

Sing of sunshine, a glistening snowy cloud

Here in silence, poetizing, memorizing, talking to my friends who are far away at some school, they will not let me say, let me feel what I want to feel

Listen

Chorus: Oh oh, the children know, I said oh oh the children grow, I said oh oh I love them so

Here in silence, listening to the echoes of a million children in a million council houses, they're all over the world screaming, screaming in, not daring to scream under the sheets

Here in silence, anyway they don't have to be there, they could be anywhere, they try to care but they can't leave, they cannot go, they cannot go because Mummy and Daddy they've told them to stay

Here in silence, listenng to the tumbling, the banging, the crashing, the smashing, the mashing of mighty minds that should know better but can't sort it out

Everybody (I said)

Chorus

Here in silence, listen, listen, hear my knocking brain, you're driving me mad

Here in silence, why don't you sort it out, don't monkey around, be sound, be strong and love us all, you're the root of my life, you're the root, you're the root of our soul

Here in silence, somebody write a song for me, somebody tell me what to see, I'll write it (repeat) cause it's writing itself, can't you hear? all over the world

Chorus

Don't hurt them


Take on the Bowers (T aking on the Bowers) (Kevin Coyne/Robert Wyatt)

Take on the bowers of the year, sing out silence loud and clear

Hear the childd of love inside, sing songs of fratricide, sing songs of fratricide

Help the one whose heart is torn, sadly fickle, hot and warm

See the inner light reside, help the homeless suicide, help the homeless suicide

How high the hills he had to climb, how tight the bow, how sharp the twine

But God did speak and life renewed, the infant heart white clouds accrued, the infant heart white clouds accrued

Oh high banked river seal his peace, let fortune's feathers kiss release,

For God burns cold to those in fear, but love is all for those that care, but love is all for those that care

Sing on, sing on, sing on, sing on

Dark heartless melody is lost, dark heartless melody is lost

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