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LYRICS - SINGLES AND MISCELLANEOUS

 

Singles & Miscellaneous

 

Arnold Layne

 

Arnold Layne had a strange hobby

Collecting clothes

Moonshine washing line

They suit him fine

 

 

On the wall hung a tall mirror

Distorted view, see through baby blue

 

Oh, Arnold Layne

It's not the same, takes two to know

Two to know, two to know

Why can't you see?

 

Arnold Layne, Arnold Layne,

 Arnold Layne, Arnold Layne 

Now he's caught - a nasty sort of person.

They gave him time

Doors bang - chain gang - he hates it

 

Oh, Arnold Layne

It's not the same, takes two to know

Two to know, two to know

Why can't you see?

 

Arnold Layne, Arnold Layne, Arnold Layne,

Arnold Layne

Don't do it again.

 

 

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 Candy and a Currant Bun

 

Oh my, girl sitting in the sun 

Go buy, candy and a currant bun 

I like, to see you run Like that...... 

Oooh, don't talk to me 

Please just fuck with me 

Please you know I'm feeling frail

 

It's true, sun shining very bright 

It's you, who I'm gonna love tonight 

Ice cream, taste good in the afternoon 

Ice cream, taste good if you eat it soon 

Oooh, don't touch me child 

Please you know you drive me wild 

Please you know I'm feeling frail

 

Don't try another cat 

Don't go where other you must know why 

Very very very frail

 

Oh my, girl sitting in the sun 

Go buy, candy and a currant bun 

I like, to see you run Like that......

 

 

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See Emily Play

 

Emily tries but misunderstands, ah ooh 

She often inclined to borrow somebody's

 dreams till tomorrow 

There is no other day 

Let's try it another way 

You'll lose your mind and play

 Free games for may

 

See Emily play

 

Soon after dark Emily cries, ah ooh 

Gazing through trees in sorrow hardly

 a sound till tomorrow 

There is no other day 

Let's try it another way 

You'll lose your mind and play 

Free games for may

 

See Emily play 

 

Put on a gown that touches the ground, ah ooh 

Float on a river forever and ever, Emily 

There is no other day 

Let's try it another way 

You'll lose your mind and play 

Free games for may

 

See Emily play

 

 

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Apples and Oranges

 

Got a flip-top pack of cigarettes in her pocket 

Feeling good at the top 

Shopping in sharp shoes 

Walking in the sunshine town feeling very cool 

But the butchers and the bakers 

in the supermarket stores 

Getting everything she wants 

from the supermarket stores

 

Apples and oranges

 

Apples and oranges

 

Cornering neatly she trips up sweetly 

To meet the people 

She's on time again 

And then 

I catch her by the eye then

 I stop and have to think 

What a funny thing to do 'cause

 I'm feeling very pink

 

Apples and oranges

 

Apples and oranges

 

I love she 

She loves me 

See you 

See you

 

Thought you might like to know 

I'm the lorry driver man 

She's on the run 

Down by the river side 

feeding ducks by the afternoon tide

 

Apples and oranges

 

Apples and oranges

 

Apples and oranges

 

 

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 Paint Box

 

Last night I had too much to drink 

Sitting in a club with so many fools 

Playing to rules 

Trying to impress but feeling rather empty 

I had another drink Drink

 - a - drink - a - drink - a - drink 

What a way to spend that evening 

They all turn up with their friends 

Playing the game 

But in the scene I should have been Far far

 

Away - away - away - away - away

 

Getting up, I feel as if I'm

remembering this scene before 

I open the door to an empty room 

Then I forget 

The telephone rings and someone speaks 

She would very much like to go out to a show 

So what can I do - I can't think what to say 

She sees through anyway

 Away - away - away - away - away

 

Out of the front door I go 

Traffic's moving rather slow 

Arriving late, there she waits 

Looking very angry, as cross as she can be 

Be - a - be - a - be - a - be - a - be

 

Getting up, I feel as if I'm remembering

 this scene before 

I open the door to an empty room 

Then I forget

 

 

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Scream Thy Last Scream

 

 

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket 

Blam blam your pointers point your pointers 

Waddle with apples to grouchy Mrs. Stores 

Sheíll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours

 

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket

 

Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter 

Flat top top houses, mouses, houses 

Victim a victim of sitting fat flat 

Watching the telly til all hours, silly child 

Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter

 

(During Instrumental part)

 

Oh, sock it to me... 

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket 

Blam blam your pointers point your pointers 

Waddle with apples to grouchy Mrs. Stores 

Sheíll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours 

Scream thy last scream old women with a casket 

 

 

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Vegetable Man

 

In yellow shoes I get the blues, 

So I walk the street with my plastic feet 

with blue velvet trousers make me feel pink 

Theres a kind of stink about blue velvet trousers 

In my paisley shirt, I look a jerk, 

and my turquoise waistcoat is quite outta sight. 

But oh, oh, my haircut looks so bad....

 

Vegetable man! Where are you?

 

So I change my gear, and I find my needs 

and I cover them up with the latest cut 

My pants and socks are bought in a box 

and it don't take long to buy Nylon socks 

The watch, black watch, my watch 

with a black face and a date in a little hole 

and all the lot, its what I got, 

Its what I wear, Its what you see, 

It must be me, Its what I am!

 

Vegetable man! Where are you? 

Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah Hah,

ah ah ah, ah ah ah - oh!

 

I've been looking all over the place

 for a place for me 

But it ain't anywhere 

It just ain't anywhere. 

Vegetable man, Vegetable man, Vegetable man.

 Vegetable man, Vegetable man, Vegetable man,

 

He's the kind of fella you just gotta

 see if you can, Vegetable man.

 

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Miscellaneous

 

Bob Dylan Blues

 

Got the Bob Dylan blues

And the Bob Dylan Shoes

And my clothes and my hairís in a mess

But you know I just couldnít care less

 

Goiní to write me a song

Boutí whatís right and whatís wrong

Boutí god and my god and all that

Quiet while I make like a cat

 

Chorus:

Cause Iím a poet

Donít ya know it

And the wind, you can blow it

Cause Iím Mr. Dylan, the king

And Iím free as a bird on the wing

 

Roam from town to town

Guess I get people down

But I donít care too much about that

Cause my gut and my wallet are fat

 

Make a whole lotta dough

But I deserve it though

Iíve got soul and a good heart of gold

So Iíll sing about war in the cold

 

Chorus (see above):

 

Well I sings about dreams

And I rhymes it with seems

Cause it seems that my dream always means

That I can prophesy all kinds of things

 

Well the guy that digs me

Should try hard to see

That he buys all my discs and a hat

And when Iím in town go see that

 

Chorus (see above):

 

 

TWO OF A KIND

 

Open your eyes and don't be blind

can't you see we're two of a kind?

I've got to say this, I hope you don't mind

I love you, we're two of a kind

 

Just ask yourself and you will find

we go together, we're two of a kind

no use protesting, be resigned

baby you know, we're two of a kind

 

I knew it when I saw you

I felt it a little more when

I talked with you at first

all my blues dispersed

I couldn't disguise

my complete surprise

when you were feeling it too

I'm in love with you, I'm in love with you...

 

Open your eyes and don't be blind

can't you see we're two of a kind?

I've got to say this, I hope you don't mind

I love you, we're two of a kind

 

 

 




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