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  1. somebody loves you
  2. have a nice life
  3. billy
  4. find me an angel
  5. your brave face
  6. what do you think of it so far?
  7. god bless
  8. stick around
  9. fiction
  10. made in heaven
  11. shine on
  12. 15 minutes
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somebody loves you

Sear of faces
Rolling on the big wave
Wish that I could dive right in
Shiny faces,
Glowing in the light rays
Smiling at me, sink or swim
I put my words upon their lips
I put my body at their finger tips
And
It feels like somebody loves you,
somebody understands
It gets like you gotta be there
you gotta see those hands

It's my party
I don't have to impress
I don't have to try too hard
Yeah it's my party
I don't have to care less
I can always play my part
They know my face and they know my name
They know my shamelessness
but not my shame
And
It feels like somebody loves you,
somebody understands
It gets like you gotta be there
you gotta see those hands

Reaching out, reaching up for somebody
And I'm the only one they see
Lucky break just as well they don't realise
That I need them much more
than they need me

Hello home boy
Welcome to the real world
Say what planet have I been on
Time to wake up
Time to smell the roses
Who's gonna love me when they've gone
What will I do without my wishing well
What will I say if I can't talk about myself
I may be crazy, you can call me mad
I call it simple you call it sad
But
It feels like somebody loves you,
somebody understands
It gets like you gotta be there
you gotta see those hands


Have a nice life

Look at you glowing all shiny and fresh
Standing alone looking over the edge
It's a long way down

I wish I could give you a bullet proof skin
I wish I could show you the world that you're in
but I can't
You wouldn't understand
So there's not a lot I can say
Except please come back and see us 
all one day

Have a nice life, have a nice life
Hope you find all you're looking for
I hope it goes well, I come it comes right for you
Have a nice life, have it your way
Hope you live long and prosper
I hope you get high, I hope you get lucky
And find the right one

I love you my precious, I love you my son
I'm sorry for all the bad things that I've 
done in the past
But it happened so fast
But it didn't quite go as I'd planned
But I hope to God one day you'll understand

Have a nice life, have a nice life
Hope you find all you're looking for
I hope it goes well, I come it comes right for you
Have a nice life, have it your way
Hope you live long and prosper
I hope you get high, I hope you get lucky
And find the right one
The one love
The right one


Billy

Billy is a new man, he does the best he can
to figure out what it's about and what the 
hell he's meant to be.
He does the right thing when expected, nuff
respect , once in a while he likes a smoke and a joke,
just as long as it's P.C.
And he thinks that he cries at the Movies
'Cos he's in touch with his feminine side
Sally wants a proud man
Sally wants a proud man
Sally wants a proud man
But she's taken all his pride

Billy is a new man, at least when she's around, 
a model father or if needed, he'll
be mother for the day,
He watches "Men Behaving Badly" though
he'll gladly switch it off if she's offended
he'll pretend it wasn't funny any way
He's got one face he keeps for his woman
And one for when he's out with the guys
Sally wants a true man
Sally wants a true man
Sally wants a true man
But he's living out a lie

Better go and find an analyst, or something
time for sorting out his head
Better go and find a book to read about it
just like his daddy never did

And he reads Marie Claire at the Doctors just
in case there is something he should know

Sally wants a free man
Sally wants a free man
Sally wants a free man
But she will not let him go

Billy is confused, he feels abusive and abused
he's got one hand on an olive branch
the other on his crotch
He drives a sensible coupe, he thinks Oasis
are OK, he drinks non alcoholic lager though
he'd rather drink a scotch

And he tries very hard to be happy but there
are a few little things in the way

Billy wants a good girl and a bad girl and a 
blonde girl, and a brunette or a Bond girl and
a house maid and a teas maid and a French 
maid, yes a sex aid, and a Goddess and a 
confidante, a wet nurse and an agony aunt,
a lover, mother, baby sitter, a young girl with a
pretty face and smart but not too smart to love
an arsehole, yeah, an arsehole, Billy wants to be
an arsehole, singin'

Billy wants it all now
Billy wants it all now
Billy wants it all now
But he's too ashamed to say

And
Sally wants a Superman
Sally wants a Superman
Sally wants a Superman
She hasn't got a chance


Find me an angel

I can feel this body moving, it's like
I'm going for a ride
It's on automatic pilot, nothing going on inside
Yeah I dress it in Versace and I feed it a la carte
But there's no fire in its belly, there's no
passion in its heart

Oooh find me a stranger
Oooh find me a face
Oooh find me an Angel to take me from
this place

I can hear this body talking 'bout some
stupid little thing
But it doesn't sound like my voice,
no it doesn't sound like me
And I take it to the movies and I let it
drive my car
And I tuck it up in bed at night so it can
wish upon a star

Oooh find me a stranger
Oooh find me a face
Oooh find me an Angel to take me from
this place

To take me from this place

I can feel this body shaking like it's just
about to blow
I guess it's time that I did something,
yeah I think it's time to go

Oooh find me a stranger
Oooh find me a face
Oooh find me an Angel to take me from
this place
Oooh find me a stranger
Oooh find me a face
Oooh find me an Angel to take me from
this place


your brave face

Make a joke about it
Make me feel all right
Paint bright colours over it
Paint it out of sight

Change around some numbers
'Til it all makes sense
Put it down, put it down to experience

The rain is coming down, the wind is blowing
The cold is biting, still you're showing

Your brave face is never fooling anybody
Your brave face is putting on a show
Your brave face
You've got to learn to trust somebody
It's time to live, time to cry, time to let it go

Tell me you can take it
You're OK more or less
Just another dog's dinner
Just another fine mess
You don't need my charity
You can deal with this
Shrug it all off, shrug it all off,
that's the way it is

Smile and tell me shit will happen
When all your life your life's been slapping

Your brave face is never fooling anybody
Your brave face is putting on a show
Your brave face
You've got to learn to trust somebody
It's time to live, time to cry, time to let it go

I'd like to know how long you think you
can keep the same expression
Never blinking, never shrinking from the
fists you kiss
And I'd like to know how brave
you think that is

I see white teeth shining through the black
and blue
Say it out loud, say it out loud, I'll still be
there for you

Your brave face is never fooling anybody
Your brave face is putting on a show
Your brave face
You've got to learn to trust somebody
It's time to live, time to cry, time to let it go


what do you think of it so far?

You've had it all and you wanted more
You've had nothing and you wanted for
nothing
You take a look through the open door
See it all going on out there
Time goes by, time goes by
And if you didn't laugh you could almost cry

What do you think of it so far?
Do you wonder where there might be something
better?
Do you think about where you are?
Do you wonder where you're going?

Five days a week for a slice of pie
Six pack of beer for an anaesthetic
You laugh a lot but you don't know why
And you don't seem to care 'bout that
Life goes on, ;life goes on
You don't know what you've got 'til it's
almost gone

What do you think of it so far?
Do you wonder where there might be something
better?
Do you think about where you are?
Do you wonder where you're going?

This three piece suite
These aching feet
This one way street
This funny old town
This unmade bed
These thoughts unsaid
These books unread
This merry go round

Time goes by
And if you didn't laugh you could almost cry
Life goes on, life goes on
You don't know what you've got 'til it's almost
gone

What do you think of it so far?
Do you wonder where there might be something
better?
Do you think about where you are?
Do you wonder where you're going?


god bless

God bless this happy home
God bless the hugs and kisses
Keep us all safe and warm
Keep us in ignorant bliss

Heaven help old Joseph Bloggs in his
cardboard box
Reaching out his hand for a piece of me
Heaven give his dog a bone, leave my
conscience well alone
Then make them jump about as
happy as can be

And the Devil take the rest of them,
the Devil take the rest of them

God bless the beautiful
God bless the loved and lauded
Save them from what they do
Save those who can afford it
God bless the stock exchange
God bless the corporations
Give us our daily bread
Forgive us poor relations

Heaven help the little man,
getting by the best he can
Say's that it's no life but it's a living
Heaven help the down at heel,
I wonder how they feel
Does anybody know,
I simply can't imagine

And the Devil take the rest of them,
the Devil take the rest of them

God bless our football team
God bless my red Diablo
Praise be this coffee machine
Amen to all I know

Heaven help the human race,
put a smile upon it's face
With it's sad and sorry eyes
upon my television
Heaven help with all it's might so I can
sleep at night
So I can enjoy what I've been given

And the Devil take the rest of them,
the Devil take the rest of them
The devil take my soul from me,
the devil take my soul


stick around

Drink the good stuff down in one
Call for another, have yourself some fun
Here's to the good life, drink it down
Stick around
The morning after, playing dead
Don't see the black clouds gather overhead
Consequences raining down

Stick around
You might just learn something
God only knows what that could be
Stick around
You might just learn something
God only knows and he won't say

The wolf is in your dressing gown
He's huffing, puffing,
blowing your house down
The party's over, the love is gone
Think what to do you better run,
yeah you better run or

Stick around
You might just learn something
God only knows what that could be
Stick around
You might just learn something
God only knows so don't ask me
Stick around

What doesn't hurt me kills me slow
What doesn't scare me is nothing I don't know
What doesn't kill me makes me strong
When everything goes bad,
when everything goes wrong

Stick around
You might just learn something
God only knows what that could be
Stick around
You might just learn something
God only knows and he won't say


fiction

If you wrote a book with a page for
each memory
And put it in hardback for people to buy
The critics would laugh, yeah they'd call
it ridiculous
And sit around waiting for Porky to fly

The truth is stranger than fiction
And I must believe what I see
But the truth is stranger than fiction to me

If they made a film of the book of the memory
With Bobby De Niro and Demi De Moore
You'd sit in your seat with your popcorn
and chocolate
And wonder aloud at the point of it all

The truth is stranger than fiction
And I must believe what I see
But the truth is stranger than fiction to me

If it can happen it will happen it has
happened already
If you don't understand, no reason and
no rhyme
Don't ask why

If someone had told you you'd be where
you are today
You'd of thought they were crazy and laughed
in their face
And I never thought I would long for the
memory
I never thought I would get to this place

But
The truth is stranger than fiction
And I must believe what I see
But the truth is stranger than fiction to me
The truth is stranger than fiction to me


made in heaven

You can have it if you want, it's on a plate
With southern fries and a salad dressed
Or, better still, undressed
And she'll come microwaved and hot
Loving all the things you've got
And you will be everything you're not
When she's around

And she'll be made in heaven,
in heaven, they said
That she'll be made in heaven,
forever in your head

You can keep it if you want, or throw it away
She comes free with metallic paint and a three
year warantee
You can pull her on like a pair of jeans or
drink her down like the real thing
And she'll have a mind to call your own
And she won't wait to get you home
To get you home

And she'll be made in heaven,
in heaven, they said
That she'll be made in heaven,
forever in your head

She'll make you fly, she'll take you deep
When she comes walking in your sleep
But they made you a promise they
couldn't keep
When they told you


shine on

I took an hundred and ten pictures of you
Put them all around me and wondered
what to do
Like a temple in memory,
a shrine in your name
To days I don't remember,
to nights I can't reclaim
I took a part of my life,
about eighteen years long
Pulled it all to pieces and tried to make a song
With a groove you could dance to, a tune you
could hum
I sung to my reflection, looking for the one

Man sees the boy in his eyes
Boy sees the man, singing:

Shine on
I thought you were gone
I thought you gave in
Deserted me long ago
Shine on
You're somebody's son
You're laughing again
You're letting the feeling grow

I took a hold of myself.  It's not how I planned
Pulled myself together and acted like a man
I got a face I must keep up, responsible me
I keep it on my shoulders for everyone to see

But man sees the boy in his eyes
Boy sees the man, singing:

Shine on
I thought you were gone
I thought you gave in
Deserted me long ago
Shine on
You're somebody's son
You're laughing again
You're letting the feeling grow

Letting the feeling grow,
giving the years back to me
Letting the whole world know
that somebody in there loves me

Man sees the boy when he cries
Boy sees the man clinging on to him
Man sees the boy in his eyes
Boy sees the man, singing:

Shine on


15 minutes

Fifteen minutes, that's all you get
One quarter hour, to get it all together
That's nine hundred seconds to make
your bed
Fifteen minutes to show the world

You think you're something, that's what it's like
The one and only, the centre of attention
You're on you're high horse,
then you're on your bike
'Cos you've got fifteen minutes to show
the world
Fifteen minutes to show the world

Blow me kisses forever
Show me this is a love forever

Well, there's been some misunderstanding,
but that don't bother you
You never let it get you down, you can show
them all next time around
Swallow this sound bite, you won't have time
to chew
'Cos you've got fifteen minutes to show
the world
That's fifteen minutes to show the world

Feed me honey I'll live forever
Throw me money I'll live forever

Fifteen minutes, that's all you get
One quarter hour, to get it all together
That's nine hundred seconds to make
your bed
And don't go hesitating
'Cos someone else is waiting for his
Fifteen minutes
Fifteen minutes
Fifteen minutes to show the world

Singin' la la la la 

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