Sunday , 5 July 2020

13 Engines

Dirty Little Rat

(john critchley) Dirty little rat, never could get it straight The man upstairs says he doesn’t care If you live ’til daylight Dirty little rat Get your coat, get your hat We’re gonna take a ride tonight My sweet baby boy, born under circumstance I’m gonna give you all i got to give you a chance Sweet baby boy You’re …

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Going Under

I hear the door slam shut, so i know that you’re home You’ve been out all night, i’ve been here alone And i’ve been wondering if you’re the same person i knew The bright lights that shine in your eyes, they make me blind I hear a footstep on the stairs so i know that you’re near You’ve returned from …

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Lift You Up

(john critchley) Your mind is all cluttered now But you drag yourself along somehow Through dark dreams of that visit you in the night Obscure fragments with broad daylight Watch me now What did you say about what i’ve done What do you want to know, why or how come? Haven’t you learned yet that it never ends Back and …

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Moment Of Clarity

(john critchley) I remember, one november we had our picnic At the graveyard down your street On the bodies under our feet And the cold grey ancient autumn ships Looked down without a frown It laughed down without a sound While the sun hit her face in disgrace She doesn’t see the competition from the human race Competition from the …

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More

I can feel something inside And it wants to get out Growing every day in a different way I can’t put it in words It could be now or maybe later It can read my mind I’ve pretended not to notice What’s been happening inside But as the days go drifting buy I can deny it no more Ihear a …

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Perpetual Motion Machine

(jim hughes) Perpetual motion machine, it came to me in a dream Let’s catch some air, that’s if you dare I’m only sixteen but you’re my queen It’s a bright, bright morning, the road stretches far The corn on the right, the wheat on the left There’s a hill up ahead, let’s catch some air Perpetual motion machine, i picked …

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Saviour

(john critchley) You’ve got two eyes and pocket Strange eyes of the visionary No one knows where your name is You only live in memory When you walk down the street They throw rose petals at your feet I didn’t know you were for real Until i saw you today on tv Live at 3 On cbc They said, "the …

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Smoke And Ashes

Tick-tock went the watch on your wrist Telling you softly of the minutes you’ve missed Kneeling down with your head in the bowl Telling yourself, there should never be days like this Just when you thought that you had it down You woke up dreaming of cocaine and clowns Everybody knew that you sang the blues No one could guess …

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The Estrangement

(john critchley) Time is so hard to find when your occupied Lost in my own world, i didn’t notice what’s happening Last time that i saw you i said things That i didn’t mean and now i wish i could take them back But that was long ago and now it’s today And it’s much too late Though god knows …

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The Golden Age

So the golden age passed away to silver But that was long ago There were swimming holes and the vaudeville They gave way to this Bronze turned itself slowly into iron And here we are today If what you say has a grain of truth The age of rust is soon Please, it’s not a thing just to bring you …

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