HMS Fable

Natalie’s Party
Look at all the villagers in town
And all the farmers hanging round
We’re going up to everyone we meet
Shooting off our mouths around the street
And look at all the locals getting down
Cause it’s Natalie’s party

Yeah when you looked in my face
And my eyes are shining through
And you came back for more
For the things you know we’d do
We’re in deep (we’re in deep)
We’re inside (we’re inside)
But I like the things we do
Yeah when you looked in my face
And my eyes are shining through

Heading for the beach
Head for the sea
Belongs to you
Belongs to me
And in an hour or two
The sun will shine
Putting out the fires
Bring out the wine
And look at all the locals getting down
Cause it’s Natalie’s party

Yeah when you looked in my face
And my eyes are shining through
And you came back for more
For the things you know we’d do
We’re in deep (we’re in deep)
We’re inside (we’re inside)
But I like the things we do
Yeah when you looked in my face
And my eyes are shining through

You can’t understand a word I say
You’ve been here for too long today
Wake up, stand up and follow me
We’re going down the beach
To finish Natalie’s party
We’re in deep (we’re in deep)
We’re inside (we’re inside)
But I like the things we do
Yeah when you looked in my face
And my eyes are shining through
La la la

Comedy
Oh the awful title belies the quality
Of this unusual comedy
It’s the same for you and me
And the days and nights you remembered me
The walls I never seen
Come to me
It’s an awful tragedy

Fifty million reasons
Loving in the seasons
Fifty million lovers
Sitting at the doubles
Fifty million reasons
Loving in the seasons
When you cry it pulls me through

And you know the times we crossed the street
We’d rather laugh than greet
Honestly, it’s a forgone comedy
And you know the walls we tried and made
You know it’s never changed
Honestly, it’s a long-lost comedy

Fifty million reasons
Loving in the seasons
Fifty million lovers
Sitting at the doubles
Fifty million reasons
Loving in the seasons
When you cry it pulls me through

Oh the awful tite belies the quality
Of this unusual comedy
It’s the same for you and me
And the days and nights you remembered me
The walls I never seen
Come to me
It’s a long lost comedy

Fifty million reasons
Loving in the seasons
Fifty million lovers
Sitting at the doubles
Fifty million reasons
Loving in the seasons
When you cry it pulls me through

Pull Together
Looking round on the faces served up by me
You see me smile that’s at least 1-0 to me
I spy your face your expression
You’re waiting to see
For the look that you love so much from me
I know, I know, I know I messed up again
Fell in love with my red telephone again
Don’t wanna see the Coach and Horses steps
No more, no no, no no, no no, no no…

You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together
You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together

You’re back around with a gift meant just for me
I don’t need no dough I can see you in the week
Don’t wanna see where the red cars coming again
Don’t wanna see Jimmy Mac’s ugly face again
I know, I know, I know I messed up again
My telephone’s busy all day ten to ten
Don’t wanna see where my red cars coming no more
No no, no no, no no, no no…

You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together
You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together

Don’t wanna see where the white cars coming again
Don’t wanna see Jimmy Mac’s ugly face again
I fell in love with my red telephone again
No, stop…
I know, I know, I know I messed up again
I wanna see where my red cars coming again
Don’t wanna see Coach and Horses steps no more
No no, no no, no no, no no…

You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together
You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together

You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together
You and I been criticised
We gotta pull together

Beautiful
And here’s to you, I gotta tell you how I feel
Cos from the first you left something into me
It’s in you come to me and weight me in my sleep
Are you mind, are you there for me to see

You’re so beautiful in all that I can say
Come on around now come and make our day

It’s like you turned for me to look upon my scene
Cutting away at my artificial dreams
Are you floating over sinking onto me
And will I walk, wander space and worlds to see

You’re so beautiful in all that I can say
Come on around now come and make our day
You’re so beautiful you weight me in my sleep
You’re in my mind, my soul, my head, my feed

I’ll be the first to take your pain
If I can’t I’ll be there to take your strain

You’re so beautiful in all that I can say
Come on around now come and make our day
You’re so beautiful you weight me in my sleep
You’re in my mind, my soul, my head, my feed
You’re so beautiful the loons will shy from you
Dreamers dream daydreamers fears too
You’re so beautiful in all that I can say
Come on around now come and make our day

Lend’s Some Dough
Lend’s some dough
I gotta get out of the kitchen
I’ve been up all night
I’ve got a sore back and I’m itching
Lend some dough

Lend’s some doh-reh-me-far
So what are you gonna do tonight?
Where are you gonna be tonight?
I’ve got a space but it’s freezing
You’re welcome to come and stay with me
You know I share with three
AH but again it’s believing

We’ve gotta go
Gotta get out of the sunshine
Working like a dog
I won’t get no peace until bedtime
Lend’s some dough

Lend’s some doh-reh-me-far
So what are you gonna do tonight?
Where are you gonna be tonight?
I’ve got a space and it’s freezing
You’re welcome to come and stay with me
You know I share with three
I just got up I’m still dreaming
Sleeping, drifting, dreaming
Of a big blue ocean
Just like Dustin Hoffman
In Midnight Cowboy

Lend’s some dough
I gotta get out of the kitchen
I’ve been up all night
I’ve got a sore back and I’m itching

We gotta go
We got to get out of the sunshine
I’m working like a dog
I won’t get no peace until bedtime
Bedtime, bedtime, bedtime

Captain’s Table
I made the voyage on the HMS Fable
Aye eye jiggered eye eh
And I made the punch for the Captain’s table
Aye eye jiggered eye eh
With an aye eye jiggered eye eh

Fifteen seamen
Fifteen able
Aye eye jiggered eye eh
For to go ashore
Sort the Captain’s Table
Aye eye jiggered eye eh

Underneath the wings of a giant dove
And all the time that you’re saying that you’re married
And you’re not in love

Underneath the wings of a giant dove
And all the time that you’re saying that you’re married
And you’re not in love

Standing on the bough of a giant tub
And all the time that you’re saying that you’re married
You’re not even in love

And you’re thinking that you’re going with the Captain
Once ashore

Streets of Kenny
I’m searching through the streets again
Through the streets of Kenny

I’m looking for the boys again
Can’t find Joe or Benny

I don’t wanna bag, I wanna big one

I’m searching for the cars again
Through the streets of Kenny
I’m looking for our Joyce again
Can’t get shit, get any

I don’t wanna bag, I wanna big one

Hey!

I’m looking for the boys again
Through the streets of Kenny

I’m searching for the cars again
Can’t get shit, get any

I don’t wanna bag, I wanna big one

Hey!

Re-instated
Now the time is right for you and me
We’ll face the music now
And you will see

Cause you’re not the only one
Who takes it baby
It’s not too late
To be re-instated, maybe
Can’t find the words but I’m sure we’ll sort it out

Now the time is right for you and me
Let’s face the music now
But you will see

Cause you’re not the only one
Who breaks it baby
It’s not too late
To be re-instated, maybe
Can’t find the words but I’m sure we’ll sort it out

And you can fight for yourself
And you can think for yourself
And you can love, love…

Now the time is right for you and me
Let’s face the music now
You will see

And I remember when you made me feel so good
Just to be near you
Oh you’ve let me down so much – I fear you

I Want You
If the king isn’t looking
And he knows it’s understood
And the queen is above him
And she knows she’s looking good
And the seven’s on its way
And the eight is here to stay
Yeah he is

I want you
I need you

And if Merlin isn’t functioning
And he’s not up to scratch
You can ask the postal service
And they put it on your back
And the navy’s coming home
And the missionary’s alone
Yeah he is

I want you
I need you
I’ve got you

Yeah the navy’s coming home
And the missionary’s alone
Yeah it’s a spit of me Aunty Joan

I want you
I need you
I’ve got you
I want you

Cornish Town
Because one he changed in island gael
And in Dingle and as far
And somehow you found that strange
It isn’t hard to understand
It’s just a different land

Like when you said close your eyes
And come and cross my street
And I will take you there
If you will come with me
But there’s an accordance with a psalm
That says come on

And what was wrong with the choice you made
If I don’t want to set it down
In a Cornish town
And what was wrong with loves that came
Well nothing to be true
When love’s was too

Like when you said close your eyes
And come and cross my street
And I will take you there
If you will come with me
But there’s an accordance with a psalm
That say come on
It says come on, it says come on
Nah la la la
What am I, what am I
What am I, what am I
It says
What am I, what am I
What am I

Your trailing colours through the air
You know you’ve come fine baby
Your trailing colours through the air
I know you’re some fine baby

Nah nah nah nah
La la la la

So this is nothing about soul fire
Or fields over down
There’s no frenzies out off
Off of Armagnac or brown
No razorblades reigning mainly
Up on the plain
Where things won’t change
Nah nah nah nah nah nah
Since I Met You
Jason ran from the parking lot
Stumbling and clutching his knee
He’d only been shot in the knee poor baby
Should’ve been home for tea

Jason pulls a gun it’s a plastic one
And the shop assistants twitching
And shoots him without thinking

And I can’t think of anybody else since I met you
And things don’t seem to feel the same
The way they used to do

And such a nice day in a lovely town
Yeah the checkout girl she’s listening
And we’re heading for the city

And I can’t think of anybody else since I met you
And things don’t seem to feel the same
The way they used to do

Heading out of town yeah in Jason’s Rover
Better pull aside cause the party’s over now
Seargent says son you’d better come with me
Cause Jason’s in ward 3B and it’s over now
Yeah it’s all over now

And I can’t think of anybody else since I met you
And things don’t seem to feel the same
The way they used to do

Daniella
I remember crossing the bridge
Yeah Daniella and me
I remember Jack went away
And we followed him for seven days
All the pubs and bars he’d been in
All the shops and places that he’d seen

When the rain and snow pelted us
We’d hide up in the trees
Tree houses my speciality
Cause it comes from a dad who knew trees
I’ll go fishing for something to eat
I hope you think it’s tasty
I know you love meat

Oh Daniella, go to sleep, pretty baby

When we arrived in the town
Yeah Daniella and me
We thought we saw Jack for a while
And we did, and he’s in a terrible state
His brand new trainees gone and his teeth
He looked high as heaven to me
Come on Jack, let’s get you home
Come on follow me
Your mama, she’s not afraid anymore
She’s in the cemetery

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