KEVIN COYNE LYRICS - ALBUM: The Adventures of Crazy Franck - 1995

Born crazy (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

Born crazy, got voices in my head, prophets from paradise talking from the dead

My mother she said son you're crazy, you've got to stop

I said I cant help it, heaven's in my brain and it makes me jump and hop

Like a sparrow on the wing I was born to sing

Chorus: I was born crazy, born born crazy (x2)

Everybody talks to me like I was totally mad

They whisper in corners, they say he's out of control

The devil's got him, captured him and it's eating up his soul

Chorus

I can feel it coming. The iceman runs his pearly fingers over my brow, a voice inside me says, you'll get through, you'll get through somehow but I don't always understand why it takes so long, why can't I always live in paradise and sing happy songs?

Chorus (ad lib)


Drunk again (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

Big Beryl's standing at my door, she's one of the helpless spoor, hasn't got no money, nowhere to go, can't even wear good clothes, can't put on a show, the factories closed, what can she do, there's nowhere to go but just to booze down to the pub Saturday afternoon, gonna drink away all the doom

She's drunk oh she's drunk, yes she's drunk, certainly, certainly drunk again

Yes shes drunk, drunk as a skunk, yes she's drunk, ah Beryl's drunk again

Cyril's walking round my garden, he keeps on saying I beg your pardon, his head's in a dream, he wants to scream but he can hardly speak, it seems that everything he does it seems to go wrong, he dreams of Rolls Royces cars, long queens and kings and clouds of blue but there's nothing else for him to do

He's drunk, he's got to get drunk, he's got to get drunk, got to get drunk again

He's got to get drunk, drunk as a skunk, this little punk's got to get drunk again

Beer and whiskey makes you frisky, it's the only thing to do

Beer and whiskey makes you frisky, it's good for me and you

Neville thinks he knows the daughter of the devil, it seems he sees her in his dreams at the foot of his bed every night when he switches out his light but I think hes crazy baying a tthe moon, it must be the air round here, soon everybodys going to go mad , w hat can we do, we've got to get drunk

Ah drunk,we've got to get drunk, drunk as skuns, we'll get drunk again, we've got get drunk, drunk as skunks, we little punks, we've got to get drunk again


Moon Madness (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

I've a got a touch of moon madness, looking for light, a touch of gladness

I'm waiting in this hotel room, I'm wishing, I'm praying, I'm screaming for a change, I'm wishing, I'm praying for a change

I've got a touch of moon madness, hotel room and much sadness

I'm looking for a new light, I'm wishing, I'm praying, sometimes screaming, looking for a change, a change

I'm looking, I'm praying for a change, I need a change, I'm looking, looking for a change

I see a sparrow by my window bleeding, screaming, wailing out

I can see the ice and snow, he's slipping, he knows what life's about

I've got a touch of moon madness, looking for light, looking for gladness, I'm looking, looking for a change

I'm looking, I'm praying, I was singing, give me a change, a change, I need a change

I'm looking, I'm praying for a change

Moon madness

I'm praying for a change, I need a change (x2)


You're so Wonderful (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

Walking down the avenue, the trees are bowing to look at you

It comes as no surprise to me because you're so wonderful wonderful

All my friends say, why are you living in a fantasy, I say I've found my dream on earth with her, she's so wonderful

And I dont know the time of day, I cant even find my way, I'm lost without control, you've taken over my soul

But it's wonderful, and I don't mind

Sitting in my hotel room, gazing into the mirror there, there's your beautiful face again and it looks so wonderful

Tomorrow you'll be gone, the ten o'clock train home but the memory lingers on because you're so wonderful

And I dont know the time of day, I can't even find my way, can't find the words to say, can't find the words to say, all I can say is wonderful, you're so wonderful, you're so wonderful, you're so wonderful. A wonderful one (ad lib)


Crazy Dream (Kevin Coyne)

I could win all your love (four times)

If I just stayed sober, i f I just stayed clean

I would realise all of my dreams, my dreams, my dreams, little dreams

I could be a king of the scene (four times)

If I just stayed sober , i f I just stayed clean

I would realise all of my dreams, my dreams, my dreams, my dreams

So play the trumpets, let's hear the violins (x2)

I'm going to stay sober, I'm going to stay clean

And then I'll realise all of my crazy dreams, crazy dreams, crazy dreams, crazy crazy dreams (ad lib)


Devil Calling (The) (Kevin Coyne)

T his is the devil calling from the pit of hell (x2)

Can't you smell the fire Frankie, can't you smell, can't you smell the fires of hell?

You're in your hotel room and you're sinking down

I can help you even more, make your head spin round

You're a long way from home and there's no-one here can help you

There's only me and I maybe can help you

Chorus: You're falling (x7) down (x3).

And you know there'll be nobody there to help you (x3)

But me

This is the devil calling, I hope you got the message clear

I hope you got the message, I hope it's ringing clear

I am your companion throughout your life, you can see me everywhere, feel me in the air

So don't you worry and don't you frown, I'll be there

Holding your claw, your hand , I can help you along

I'm the devil and I'm your best friend

Pick up that whisky, let's drink to the end

Chorus

You know that I'll be with you till the time has come for you to go

On the cellestial train to nowhere, I'll push you along and I'll rule the show

It's the devil calling, it's the devil calling

Turn out the lights (repeat)


Married (Kevin Coyne)

Let's get married, let's get hooked

Why don't we do it perfectly like they do in books?

We could be so happy, a good little pair together, little birds upon a tree, singing away so merrily

So let's get married, let's get hooked, why don't we do it perfectly like they do in books?

We could join together, blend into the scenery

There'd only be one little world and that world would be for you and me

Do we want any children? Do we need any children? (x2)

Le't s get married, they say that's the thing to do

Let's get married, its for me and you

We can close the world off outside in our little home,

We'd always have each other, we could get stoned alone

Let's get married, maybe its not such a good idea?

Let's get married, some of our friends say its not such a good idea

But I think we're going to try it, I think we're going to buy it

We can fit naturally, there'll always be people like you and me


Deep the Darkness (Kevin Coyne)

Walking down the street, I'm a stranger here

Looking everywhere for your face so clear

Another bad argument a nd I'm down again

Another ragged and lonely man

Chorus: How deep the darkness, how deep the pain (x2)

Rain rain rain (x2).

How deep the darkness, how deep the pain (x2)

I've messed things up and I'm all alone

We used to have such a perfect home

But now I'm drifting on stormy seas

Not even my dog recognises me

Chorus

How deep the darkness, how deep the pain (x2)

Some day some way, I'm going to find a perfect day

I'm going to seek the clouds so pure, I'm going to open up squeaky heavens door

I'm going to move on if I can

I'm going to become a pearl of a man

And I hope darling you understand in that lonely house back there cause

Chorus


I Stood up (Kevin Coyne)

Well I stood up and I stood down , I looked up and I spun round

Chorus: Thought I saw an angel standing there (he was standing, standing right there) (x2).

And everybody says he's going crazy, (crazy) his mind's befuddled, it's becoming hazy (hazy)

But I believe, I believe what I saw (I saw it), I held the key (it was there) to heavens door

Cause I stood up (I stood up) and I stood down (well I stood right down), I looked up (I looked right up, right up) and I spun round (I spun, I spun right round

Chorus

And everybody said he's going down (going right down) , he used to be the king but he's lost his crown (lost his crown)

We don't want his drunken sort around (he's drunk) b ut I believe (I believe) what I saw

Cause I stood up (yes I stood up) and I stood down (well I stood right down), yes I looked up (and I looked right up, I looked right up) and I spun round (I spun, I spun right round)

I knew I saw an angel standing there (he was standing, standing right there) (x2)

It doesn't matter what the people say (doesn't matter at all), I'll always believe any old way (I believe, I believe)

They'll never change my mind it seems (I'll never change), I've seen heavens dream (dreaming on)

I stood up (I stood up, I stood up), yes I stood up (dreaming on, I stood up), yes I stood up (yes I stood up) and I spun round (I spun, I spun right round)


Playing the Fool (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

Show must continue, the lights burning bright, keep those clowns clowning

It's a drunken saturday night

Chorus: Playing the fool, playing the fool, playing the fool, life is cruel, life is cruel, life is cruel

Playing the pool, playing the fool, playing the fool, life is cruel when you're playing the fool.

(The boy's very foolish, yes he is) (repeat)

Draw back the curtains, you can see my face

Not much of it no, just powder and paint

Chorus

(The boy's very foolish, yes he is) (repeat)

The show is over, I'm ringing home

Wondering what's happening,

If you're sitting there all alone while I play the fool

Chorus

(The boy's very foolish, yes he is) (repeat)

I get no answer, silence on the line, what happened to our love? That used to be so fine


Heart of Hearts (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

Heart of hearts, that's what you are

A lovely glistening star in a big blue sky

You burn so bright, an eternal flame

Heart of hearts, my one desire is to forever hold your fire

Keep the flame burning in my soul, in my soul, in my soul

If you ever went away, I wouldn't wash and wouldn't shave

Lock myself in this house of gloom, I wouldn't answer any letters no, talk to no-one

Heart of hearts, oh come to me, you're the loving consistency

That a lonely fool like me will always need, always crave, always need, always crave

If you ever went away, I wouldn't wash and wouldn't shave

I'd lock myself in this house of gloom, I wouldn't answer any letters no, talk to no-one

Heart of hearts, can you hear my plea, its a cry for all eternity

That you'll be there, always by my side, be my guide, by my side


Perversion (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

You by a mindless sea, shouting, screaming at me

I don't understand, what is it this time? What have I done?

Sea, mindless sea, never stops churning, raging at me

And you join in the chorus, what have I done again to make you so angry?

I wonder why we're always shouting at each other?

Is my drunken foolishness just a cover?

Could I blame it on my father and my mother? Or is it just perversion?

You laughing at me, saying, why can't you control yourself?

Then I start to get angry, t he squirming and the turning and the hate never stops, never stops

I wonder why we're always shouting at each other?

Is my drunken foolishness just a cover?

Could I blame it on my father and my mother? Or is it just perversion? (x4)


Frankie's Dream no.1 (Kevin Coyne)

All my world turns luscious pink (x4), luscious pink (x8)

All my seas turn purple blue (x4), purple blue (x7), all my seas turn purple blue

All my angels sing for me (x2), tralalala tralale (x2)

All my angels sing for me (x3), tralalala tralale

I hear voices late at night (x3), what's going to become of me? (x3)


Frankie's Dream no.2 (Kevin Coyne)

I've got the whole world in my ears

I play a tune for everyone, I make a joke for everyone

I've got the whole world in my ears

No more nonsense, no more fears

I can read your mind it seems (x2)

I can tell you all your dreams, tell you the meaning of your dreams

I've got the whole world in my ears (x3)

No more nonsense, no more fears

I've got the whole world in my ears, no more nonsense no more fears

Sing a happy song, sing a joyous song, everybody sing along, sing a happy song (x3)

I've got the whole world in my ears, no more nonsense, nor more fears (x2)


Time for Tears (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

Time for tears, a little crying

Time for sadness, time for dying

The nurse has gone from this room, left some flowers, yellow and in bloom

Chorus:

Blazing storm, blazing storm, it's gone, it's gone

Blazing storm, blazing storm, can't do me no harm

Blazing storm, blazing storm, it's gone, it's gone

Blazing storm, can't do me no harm.

Time for tears, I'm smiling

Time for tears, at your vision in this room

Time for tears but I'll soon be laughing

I can hear the pipes, the songs

Chorus

Can you hear the pipes they're playing? Mandolins in the rain

Fierce guitars strumming, it's the end of all pain

Time for tears, a little crying

Time for tears, sadness, a little sighing

The nurse is gone from this room left some flowers, yellow and in bloom

Chorus

Time for tears, I'll say goodbye

Time for tears but I'll see you in a while

Time for tears in a world where all is smiles

Time for tears, say goodbye

Time for tears (ad lib)


Blast of Glory (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

I've had the warning from my tiger brain

This boy's mad, he's insane

I've had the warning but I don't care

I've had a warning, going to smash this chair

I've had a warning in my living room

I'll break the windows, smash this living room

I've had the warning from suburbia, I've had the warning, dont listen, don't care

I'm going out on a blast of glory (x2)

I'm going out, I'm going to scream at them all

I've had a warning from the doctor over there, I've had a warning, it says please take care

I've had a warning but I am deaf, I've had a warning, all I do is laugh

I'm going out on a blast of glory (x2)

I'm going out, I'm leaving this a crazy life

Born crazy? Maybe that's the truth?

I'm going out on a blast of glory (x3), the whole world will know my story


Never Ending (Friedl Pohrer/Kevin Coyne)

Chorus:

Never ending (x6), how time flies

Never ending (x6), how time flies (x2).

I can see the man with the spotty nose, standing on the beach with a big red rose, I can see my mother, she's over there, she looks older, full of care but the window is open and there's a big bright light, seems to be like Saturday night, is it Sunday, Monday? I don't care, it could be Friday, it could be anywhere

Chorus

I can see the sun, I can see the moon, it could be the month of December or June, I can see snow upon my bed, I can see someone with a big red head, it's my father with a big moustache, he's starting, he's starting to laugh, hahaha, he laughs at me, ha ha ha, he's laughing at me

Chorus

I don't wonder, I don't know (twice), I'm confused, I've got to go, bye bye everyone, I've got to go, waving my hand, goodbye, goodbye, waving my hand, goodbye, goodbye, could be an angel, I just might fly , never ending, bye bye bye

Chorus

How it flies

 

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