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LYRICS - BARRETT

BARRETT

 

BABY LEMONADE

 

In the sad town

cold iron hands clap

the party of clowns outside

rain falls in gray far away

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

In the evening sun going down

when the earth streams in, in the morning

send a cage through the post

make your name like a ghost

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

I'm screaming, I met you this way

you're nice to me like ice

in the clock they sent through a washing machine

come around, make it soon, so alone...

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

In the sad town

cold iron hands clap

the party of clowns outside

rain falls in gray far away

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

In the evening sun going down

when the earth streams in, in the morning

send a cage through the post

make your name like a ghost

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

 

 

LOVE SONG

 

I knew a girl and I like her still

she said she knew she would trust me

and I her will...

I said: OK baby, tell me what you'll be

and I'll lay my head down and see what I see.

By the time she was back

by her open eyes

I knew that I was in for a big surprise.

 

I knew a girl and I like her still

she said she knew she would trust me

and I her will...

I said: OK baby, tell me what you'll be

and I'll lay my head down and see what I see.

By the time she was back

by her open eyes

I knew that I was in for a big surprise.

 

 

 

DOMINOES

 

It's an idea, someday

in my tears, my dreams

don't you want to see her proof?

Life that comes of no harm

you and I, you and I and dominoes, the day goes by...

 

You and I in place

wasting time on dominoes

a day so dark, so warm

life that comes of no harm

you and I and dominoes, time goes by...

 

Fireworks and heat, someday

hold a shell, a stick or play

overheard a lark today

losing when my mind's astray

don't you want to know with your pretty hair

stretch your hand, glad feel,

in an echo for your way.

 

It's an idea, someday...

 

It's an idea, someday

in my tears, my dreams

don't you want to see her proof?

Life that comes of no harm

you and I, you and I and dominoes, the day goes by...

 

 

 

IT IS OBVIOUS

 

It is obvious

may I say, oh baby, that it is found on another plane?

Yes I can creep into cupboards, sleep in the hall

your stars - my stars, a simple cock bar

only an impulse - pie in the sky

mumble listen dolly

drift over your mind - holly

creep into bed when your head's on the ground

she held the torch on the porch,

she winked an eye

 

Reason it is written on the brambles

stranded on the spikes - my blood red, oh listen:

remember those times I could call

through the clear day

time - be there...

braver and braver, a handkerchief waver

the louder you lips to a loud hailer

growing together, they ('re) growing each either

no wondering, stumbling, fumbling

rumbling minds shot together,

our minds shot together...

 

So equally over a valley, a hill

wood on quarry stood, each of us crying

a velvet curtain of gray

mark the blanket where the sparrows play

and the trees by the waving corn stranded

my legs move the last empty inches to you

the softness, the warmth from the weather in suspense

mote to a grog - the star a white chalk

minds shot together, our minds shot together...

 

 

 

RATS

 

Got it hit down

spot knock inside a spider

says: "That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"

"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"

says: "That's love - All know it

TV, teeth, feet, peace, feel it...

"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"

"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"

 

like the fall that brings me to

I like the fall that brings me to

I like the cord around sinew

I make a cord around sinew

 

Duck, the way to least is less

Tea craving of the metal west

'ell tomorrow's rain and test

'ell tomorrow's rain and test

Love an empty son and guess

Love an empty son and guess

dimples dangerous and blessed

 

Heaving, arriving, tinkaling

mingling jets and statuettes

seething wet we meeting fleck

seething wet we meeting fleck

lines and winds and crib and half

each fair day I give you half

of each fair day I give you half

I look into your eyes and you,

flathe in the sun for you...

 

Bam, spastic, tactile engine

heaving, crackle, slinky, dormy, roofy, wham

I'll have them, fried bloke

broken jardy, cardy, smoocho, moocho, paki, pufftle

sploshette moxy, very smelly,

cable, gable, splintra, channel

top the seam he's taken off

 

rats, rats lay down flat

we don't need you, we act like that

and if you think you're un-loved

then we know about that...

rats, rats, lay down flat!

yes, yes, yes, yes, lay down flat!

 

 

 

MASIE

 

Maisie, Maisie, Maisie, Maisie...

bad luck, bride of a bull

strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light

Maisie, his illuminous grin put her in a spin

Maisie, lay in the hall

with diamonds and emeralds

Maisie, Maisie...

bad luck - the bride of a bull

 

Maisie lay in the wall with her emeralds

and diamond brooch, beyond reproach

bad luck - bride of a bull

strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light...

Maisie!

 

 

 

 

GIGOLO  AUNT

 

Grooving around in a trench coat

with the satin entrail

Seems to be all around in tin and lead pail, we pale

Jiving on down to the beach

to see the blue and the gray

seems to be all and it's rosy-it's a beautiful day!

 

Will you please keep on the track

'cause I almost want you back

'cause I know what you are

you are a gigolo aunt, you're a gigolo aunt!

Yes I know what you are

you are a gigolo aunt, you're a gigolo aunt!

 

Heading down with the light, the dust in your way

she was angrier than, than her watershell male

life to this love to me - heading me down to me

thunderbird shale

seems to be all and it's rosy - it's a beautiful day!

will you please keep on the track

'cause I almost want you back

'cause I know what you are

you are a gigolo aunt

 

Grooving on down in a knapsack superlative day

some wish she move and just as she can move jiving away

she made the scene should have been-superlative day

everything's all and it's rosy, it's a beautiful day

will you please keep on the track

'cause I almost want you back

'cause I know what you are

you are a gigolo aunt...

 

 

 

WAVING MY ARMS IN THE AIR / NEVER LIED TO YOU (continuous)

 

Waving my arms in the air

love, my love, got no care

no care, no, no, pressing my feet to the ground

stand up right where you stand

call to you and what do you do

laying back in a chair?

she's so high on the air

she's so high on the air

half and half, half and half

all you have to do to call

is hold her hand, stand a while

and then smile and we'll understand

yes we do - yes, yes we do!

Oh what a girl I've got too!

Oh what a girl I've got too!

with her slinky look she held her tie to her hair

(and I) could see everywhere

no-one in the land, no-one

no-one in the land, no-one

but it rains on Saturday - cats and dogs in the way

stormy day, hey, hey

and you shouldn't try to be

what you can't be

and you shouldn't try to be

what you can't be

call to you and what do you do

 

There will be shoulders pressing in the hall

and I won't know if you're here at all

there will be wine and drinking in the yard

there won't be anybody very hard

there will be lots of things that we can do

and all and more will be for you

everything I knew I tried with you

but everything to you was never easy

so I went ahead around my world

I saw the things you do arriving by your side

to see you looking too

but I know this. I know, I never lied to you

it's been just like you're gone

for just one day for so long!

It's been so hard to bear with you not there

but though I think of you, the things you do

when I'm with you, to be with you,

to be alone...can only think:

"Why I am here? What's meant to be?"

 

 

 

WINED AND DINED

 

Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream!

Girl was so kind.

kind of love I'd never seen

only last summer, it's not so long ago...

just last summer, now musk winds blow...

 

Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream!

Girl was so kind.

kind of love I'd never seen

only last summer, it's not so long ago...

just last summer, now musk winds blow...

 

Chalk underfoot, life I should prove

dancing in heat, our love and you...

 

Wined and dined, oh it seemed just like a dream!

Girl was so kind.

kind of love I'd never seen

only last summer, it's not so long ago...

just last summer, now musk winds blow...

 

 

 

WOLFPACK

 

Howling the pack in formation appears

diamonds and clubs, light misted fog, the dead

waving us back in formation,

the pack in formation

bowling they bat as a group

and the leader is seen - so early...

the pack on their backs, the fighters

through misty the waving - the pack in formation

far reaching waves

on sight, shone right

I lay as if in surround...

all enmeshing, hovering...

the milder I gaze

all the animals laying trail

beyond the bough winds

mild the reflecting electricity eyes...

tears, the life that was ours

grows sharper and stronger away and beyond

short wheeling - fresh spring

gripped with blanched bones - moaned

magnesium, proverbs and sobs...

howling the pack in formation appears

diamonds and clubs, light misted fog, the dead

waving us back in formation,

the pack in formation...

 

 

 

EFFERVESCING ELEPHANT

 

An Effervescing Elephant

with tiny eyes and great big trunk

once whispered to the tiny ear

the ear of one inferior

that by next June he'd die, oh yeah!

because the tiger would roam.

The little one said: "Oh my goodness I must stay at home!

and every time I hear a growl

I'll know the tiger's on the prowl

and I'll be really safe, you know

the elephant he told me so."

Everyone was nervy, oh yeah!

and the message was spread

to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus

who wallowed in the mud and chewed

his spicy hippo-plankton food

and tended to ignore the word

preferring to survey a herd

of stupid Water Bison, oh yeah!

And all the jungle took fright,

and ran around for all the day and the night

but all in vain, because, you see,

the tiger came and said: "Who me?!

You know, I wouldn't hurt not one of you.

I'd much prefer something to chew

and you're all too scant." oh yeah!

He ate the Elephant

 

 

 




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