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tracks

  1. wounded
  2. get up
  3. die laughing
  4. jane doe
  5. how sad
  6. take me to the church
  7. hello world
  8. already there
  9. one day
  10. all is fair
  11. show them what you're made of

Words and music copyright © 2001 Nik Kershaw, All Rights Reserved.



Wounded

We're wounded but walking, dumbstruck but talking still
And I don't think we've made it, don't think we ever will
We're radio rental, so accidental too
And I don't think we've made it don't care if we ever do

Smashed in, crashed out
Spun around, messed about
Can't get up for falling down
Heh come and join the zoo

Shell shocked, red raw
Punch drunk, saddle sore
Forest Gump at heaven's door
Just looking for a clue

We're wounded but walking, dumbstruck but talking still
And I don't think we've made it, don't think we ever will
We're radio rental, so accidental too
And I don't think we've made it don't care if we ever do

Love bite, bee sting
Heavy heart, broken string
Never mind, cos everything
Yeah everything is alright now

We're wounded but walking, dumbstruck but talking still
And I don't think we've made it, don't think we ever will
We're radio rental, so accidental too
And I don't think we've made it don't care if we ever do




Get Up

It's dark in there and you're quite unaware
That the cracks on the ceiling are mocking you
Your airless bag, your dust in a shaft of light
And you think you might
Yeah you might stay there all day
Heh heh

Get up, get on your feet
Get up, don't go back to sleep
Get up, life is bitter sweet
And it's all going on without you

You're safe in there, no sharks anywhere
Not a soul to get you doing what you don't want
Go on pretend it's Sunday again, it's Sunday again

It's so warm in there, feels like camembert
All the things you'd do if only you had the energy
You bargain for just ten minutes more of this
When a prince's kiss
Turns you into a swan
Dream on

Get up, get on your feet
Get up, don't go back to sleep
Get up, life is bitter sweet
And it's all going on without you




Die Laughing

He's the wasp in the jam, he's the dad at the party
The trash in the beauty spot
He's the cloud in the sky, he's the fly in the ointment
The nail in the parking lot

Let's give the man a hug then put him out to grass
Feel sorry for the bug, the one that's up his ass
We're pulling out the plug, we're turning on the gas
We're turning on the gas

And he don't like sunshine and he don't like icecream
And he don't like Sundays and he don't like dancing
Yeah he don't like dancing

He's the frog in the throat, he's the spot on the forehead
The crack in the window pane
He's the leak in the boat, he's the weed in the rosebed
The truck in the outside lane

So get the kids along and fill him up with love
Then sing a happy song yeah, really piss him off
Cos everything is wrong and nothing's good enough
It won't be good enough

And he don't like sunshine and he don't like icecream
And he don't like Sundays and he don't like dancing
And he don't like your face and he won't die laughing

So chuck it and run, he'll only make you mad
Just go and have some fun, the best you've ever had
And say "Shoot me with a gun if I ever get like that
Please don't let me get like that"

And he don't like sunshine and he don't like icecream
And he don't like Sundays and he don't like dancing
And he don't like your face and he won't die laughing




Jane Doe

Put on your coat, put on your hat
Say goodbye to your welcome mat
Forget your bag, forget yourself
Forget the lines you knew so well

So brace yourself and open up the door
Because it's everybody for themselves

Well, here we go, yeah here we go
You can't say yes you can't say no
You lose your mind you lose your way
You lose your temper every day

And you wonder why you always have to fight
For such an ordinary life

Jane Doe, let it go quiet over there
Jane Doe, puppet show
Wash it from your hair
Don't forget to say a prayer

And as you dive into the street
Your tiny feet don't touch the ground
You got no say, you got no choice
Can't here your voice above the crowd

So here we go, yeah here we go
You can't say yes, you can't say no
You got no time, you got no space
There is no hiding in this place

But don't you let it take your breath away
It's just an ordinary day

Jane Doe, let it go quiet over there
Jane Doe, puppet show
Wash it from your hair
Don't forget to say a prayer
So here we go, yeah here we go
You can't say yes, you can't say no




How Sad

They meet in a café, it's love at first sight
They sit there the whole day, they talk there the whole day
They're gonna get married, they're tying the not
They're giving it everything, yeah all that they've got

How sad we were to hear your news
How much you had, so much to lose
How sweet the bird that sings the blues away

They borrow some money to buy a big house
With doves in the garden, with doves in the garden
They're gonna be happy, they're sure about that
They're gonna have children, two dogs and a cat

How sad we were to hear your news
How much you had, so much to lose
How sweet the bird that sings the blues away




Take Me To The Church

Jasmine and sandalwood, I smell the incense burning
I was the faithless one, but you've got this worm turning
And now I do believe I open up and breath you into me
I'd like to drink from you, worship the ground you walk on
Be yours in our communion

Take me to the church, take me to the church of you
Take me to the church, take me to the church of you

And I'll be on my knees to give you my confession
Subject of my desire, object of my obsession
Your body like a shrine, I offer sacrifices up to you
And you will let me in to places sweet and sacred
To where the flame is naked

Take me to the church, take me to the church of you
Take me to the church, take me to the church of you

And I'll be on my feet to sing my praises to ya
Sing glory Hallelujah

Take me to the church, take me to the church of you
Take me to the church, take me to the church of you




Hello World

I thumb the pages one by one
What if a little bit rubs off on me
Soak up the pictures til I'm gone
Dreams for the dreamers, food for fantasy
Yey, I'm hanging by the pool
And I'm looking like a fool
But I don't mind
Easy life

Hello world, looking good
In leopard skin and polished wood
I'd be happy if I could be there with you
Hello world, the trouble is
I've got nothing much to give
But I'd give it all to live within your pages

I make like everything's alright
I live in colour, talk in black and white
Here's the Rembrandt that I bought
Here's the marlin that I caught
Here's the wife looking like my daughter
I don't mind
Easy life

Hello world, looking good
In leopard skin and polished wood
I'd be happy if I could be there with you
Hello world, the trouble is
I've got nothing much to give
But I'd give it all to live within your pages

My glamorous friends, how they dazzle and shine
I can always pretend that it's mine all mine

The clothes I wear are shiny new
They match the three piece and the children too

Hello world




Already There

Ain't no stopping this thing he's chasing
Ain't no stopping this runaway train he's on
He's wishing his wishes and missing his station
It's there one t minute, and the next it's gone, gone, gone
Keeps on betting on winning this race
Don't see it looking him in his face

He's already there
He's already made it
He's already stolen the show
He just don't know

There ain't no stopping this rollercoaster
There ain't no jumping this merry-go-round she rides
You won't see this girl smelling these roses
You won't catch this girl showing this thorn she hides
A love bound mother and a dutiful wife
Too much living and not enough life

She's already there
She's already made it
She's already stolen the show
She just don't know

And It'll never be right unless one of them sees
The proverbial wood from the proverbial trees.

They're already there
They've already made it
They've already stolen the show
They just don't know

It's on the tip of my tongue
It's there and then it's gone
It's coming around again
It's just around this bend
It's over the horizon
It's right before my eyes
It's right beneath my feet

Ain't no stopping this thing we're chasing
Ain't no stopping this runaway train we're on




One Day

It's a funny old world
You can laugh in a funny old world
Slip and sliding, duck and diving
Open wide and let it in
On a road some place
Live your life on a road some place
Pack your dreams and a needle and thread
Leave yourself like an unmade bed

One day you get to thinking
One day you get to feel the sun all around the world
And one day you get the picture
One day you realise and run all the way home

Maybe over that hill
Few steps more and it's over that hill
Slip and sliding, tumble and climbing
Picking up some diamonds and some rocks on your way
It'll be alright
Just one more it'll be alright
Stack them up where the garden grows
Fill your cup 'til it overflows

One day you get to thinking
One day you get to feel the sun all around the world

Hold you close, breath you in
Chase yourself, hear you singing
Watch you grow bigger than you know

One day you get to thinking
One day you get to feel the sun all around the world
And one day you get the picture
One day you realise and run all the way home




All Is Fair.

Your lips are sealed, your mouth is dry
Your tongue is well and truly tied
And so you bottle up inside
The feeling you've got
She's your moon, she's your sun
She could even be the one
Best regret the things you've done
Than those you have not 

Don't hold back today
Don't wait for tomorrow
Don't let her get away
Lie, beg, steal or borrow,
Cos all is fair
Yeah, all is fair

You want to taste her honey lips
You want to be her chocolate chips
You want to catch her as she slips
Through your fingers
And very soon, before you know
You'll be "Jilted Romeo"
On some day time T.V. show
Like Jerry Springer's

Don't hold back today
Don't wait for tomorrow
Don't let her get away
Lie, beg, steal or borrow,
Cos all is fair
Yeah, all is fair

So ask her out, you'll never guess
She could say no, she could say yes
But you won't see the show unless
You buy a ticket
Will she fall under your spell
Will she blush and say farewell
Or will she smile at you and tell
You where to stick it?

Don't hold back today
Don't wait for tomorrow
Don't let her get away
Lie, beg, steal or borrow,
Cos all is fair




Show Them What You're Made Of

You're putting on your brave face, packing up your bag
Plucking up the courage you didn't know you had
The Demons and the doubters are fighting in your head
But they'll go quiet when you knock 'em dead

So long my old friend
Hope we get to laugh again
So long my old friend
Show them what you're made of

So go and follow your way and I will follow mine
Take it to the limit but don't ever cross the line
And write me when you get there, don't forget the kid
Though I would never blame you if you did

So long my old friend
Hope we get to laugh again
So long my old friend
Show them what you're made of

You're gonna get there, make no mistake
And I'd be so proud if you would take
A little piece of me wherever you may go

Let's not get sentimental, all broken up and sad
We both know we're not much good at that

So long my old friend
Hope we get to laugh again
So long my old friend
Go on, show them what you're made of
Show them what you're made of


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