Waterpistol

Sgt Major

You could be the Sergeant Major
If you really want to
Aspire to be the centre stage
If the boot should fit you
Lucy’s on the highest mountain
Chat about it with the turf accountant
Oh, come with me

Wanda wants to be the leader
And she says she’s got to
Whacked it into Conde Vita
And the clothes are brand new
Wanda says she’ll sort it later
Wants to be known as the alligator
Oh, come with me
Yeah, there’s time
Come with me
Yeah there’s time
Come with me

You can be the Sergeant Major
If you really want to
Aspire to the centre stage
If the boot should fit you
Lucy’s on the highest mountain
Chat about it with the turf accountant
Oh, come with me
Yeah, there’s time
Come with me
Yeah, there’s time
Come with

Wanda says she’ll sort it later
Wants to be known as the alligator
Oh, come with me
Yeah, there’s time
Come with me
Yeah there’s time
Come with me
You know there’s time. Come with

 

Neighbours

Look from your window, stop raining
Look for a fella who’s still outside
All he wants is to be a dealer
All he’s got left of the pride

Was it something you’re saying?
Is it something to tell me?
Are you scared of the neighbours?
Was it something on telly?

When you’re not with him it’s different
Look for a way it’s not inside
And all she’s got left of the pride

Was it something you’re saying?
Is it something to tell me?
Are you scared of the neighbours?
Was it something on telly?
What’s it like when you’ve been there?
And not just getting there?
Let’s get over there

Was it something you’re saying ?
Is it something to tell me ?
Let’s get rid of the neighbours
Let’s get rid of the telly
What’s it like when you’ve been there ?
And not just getting there
Let’s get over there

Take me home
Take me home
Take me home
Take me home

 

Stranger

Catch a falling star and make it happen
Put a pocketful in your sky
Through the window pane and make it happen
When I wanna be gets you by
There’s just one way to get it in the city

Through the wall where you know
There’s no doors now
You know the mockingbird’s on the couch
Then the window tries to make it happen
The words are slowly coming out your mouth
There’s just one way to get it in the city
There’s just one way to make it in the city

Catch a falling star and make it happen
Put a pocketful in your sky
Through the window pane and make it happen
When I wanna be gets you by
There’s just one way to get it in the city
There’s just one way to make it in the city
It’s right

Gone are the days
When you walked through the door
Gone are the days
When you walked through the door
It must be heading like nothing you’ve had before
Yes, you’ve gone, you’ve gone down river
And it’s right
Stranger
Stranger
Stranger
Stranger

 

Dragonfly

Dragonfly, multiplying
Gone are the ties on
My lemon and lion
It’s just a feeling that I had

Scorpio rising
Mess your timing
Unsurprising
So mummy will doubt us
It’s just a feeling that I had
It’s just a feeling that I had
It’s just a feeling that I had

If you come around
Then you’ll see what I mean
Just knock on the door
And you’ll see what I mean

If you come around
Then you’ll see what I mean
Just knock on the door
And you’ll see what I mean

Dragonfly, multiplying
Gone are the ties on
My lemon and lion

Dragonfly

It’s just a feeling that I had
It’s just a feeling that I had
It’s just a feeling that I had

Dragonfly

 

Mood of the Morning

My baby loves Happy Mondays
My baby drinks leftovers in the morning
She’s always singing and yawning
She’s into the mood of the morning

Supposing you’re feeling lazy
She decides she wants to go crazy
And she’s always singing and yawning
Cause she’s into the mood of the morning

My baby baby’s into the mood of the morning
My baby baby’s into the mood of the morning
She’s always singing and yawning
Cause she’s into the mood of the morning

When she’s gone it’s like nobody cares
Empty eyes, empty stares
She will ride she loves it always
Coming back anytime
Coming back come and find

My baby loves Happy Mondays
My baby loves Happy Mondays
My baby drinks left-overs in the morning
Supposing you’re feeling lazy
She decides she wants to go crazy
My baby loves Happy Mondays

 

Walter’s Song

Hush little one hush
Hush my little one hush
Morning soon will light your pillow
Birds will sing beyond the willow

Rest fearless one rest
Lay your head on my chest
Little child with hats all brave
Angels old will keep you save

Hush little one hush
Hush my little one hush
Morning will soon light your pillow
Birds will sing beyond the willow

 

Time Machine

Tell us another and I’ll stay awake
Pass us a drink it’s a quarter to eight
What’s on the wind and here comes the sun
And if you really want to talk about it
You can take me there
Cause I’m all ears and whiskey tonight

But first you can stop
Sticking a stake through your heart
Gets to one when you’ve started
Your old reason why you’re falling apart
Your time machine needs a new heart

Just let’s go back to the bit where it hurt
I was fetching a drink
And I should have been there
And where are we now and what’s it to be?
Oh, I’m falling

But first you can stop
Sticking a stake through your heart
Gets to one when you’ve started
Your old reason why you’re falling apart
Your time machine needs a new heart

Love all your senses back against the fence
Love all your senses before they’re too many
Your eyes breed contentment
Arms are closed in
Now it’s my turn to state
And you’re back in late ’88

But first you can stop
Sticking a stake through your heart
Gets to one when you’ve started
Your old reason why you’re falling apart
Your time machine needs a new heart

 

Mr Appointment

Philip King got the answer
And it helped him one night
Left his mates on the sofa
He said they’d be alright
He never showed up all night
Mr Appointment is right

Took the cab to the station
His own wheels too bright
Didn’t think that the answer
Could end up in a fight
Nobody saw him all night
Mr Appointment, too right

Ain’t that a shame
Mr Appointment
He’s always running
Mr Appointment

Philip King, Philip King

Philip King got the answer
And it helped him one night
Left his mates on the sofa
He thought they’d be alright
He never showed up all night
Mr Appointment is right

Ain’t that a shame
Mr Appointment
He’s always running
Mr Appointment
You’ll never find him
Hero or villain
And you’ll never catch him.
Mr Appointment

Philip King
One, and two, and three, and four
D’you read the news today oh boy
Let me say…

 

Undecided

You’re surprising
No denying
Undecided, make your mind up
There she goes, then she goes
Everyone knows she goes
There she goes, then she goes
Everyone knows she goes
Beautiful, beautiful
And you can meet somebody

It’s got to be like sticking a needle
In your arm when you’re sleeping
And then you can be somebody

Bad your timing
No denying
Undecided
When it’s like butterflies
Everything seems alright
When it’s nice it’s all right
Everything’s out of sight
Beautiful, beautiful
And you can feed somebody

It’s got to be like sticking a needle
In your arm when you’re sleeping
And then you can be somebody
What’s it like to feel somebody
Everyone knows she goes
There she goes, then she goes
Everyone knows she goes
Undecided
Undecided
Undecided
Beautiful

 

Hazy

Hazy put his feet upon the set
Siobhan said you’re too young for me yet
Hazy put his feet down on the floor
Siobhan roared “I didn’t mean to do it no more”
I didn’t mean to do it no more

Angling for another cup of tea
Fixed the clock
And pretend there’s loads of time
Siobhan’s seen a hundred cheeky smiles
Doesn’t care, she sorts them every time
She sorts them every time
Hazy, tread softly
You know now
You’re off the case

Hazy put his feet upon the set
Siobhan said you’re too young for me yet
Hazy put his feet down on the floor
Siobhan roared “I didn’t mean to do it no more”
I didn’t mean to do it no more
Hazy, tread softly
You know now
You’re off the case
Hazy, tread softly
You know now
You’re off the case

What was that thing that you done
And how can you dream without loneliness
What was that thing that you done
Just leave that far behind you
And I’m not far behind you
And I’m not far behind you
And I’m not far behind you

 

Hey Mama

All around, all around
I used to think that falling was a game
All around, all around
Some people love to think in ways
It’s alright, it’s alright

Catch a falling star and watch it shine
It’s not there anywhere
She’s gone home, going home
She’s not there anywhere
Hey Mama

Some people love to think in ways
It’s alright, it’s alright
It’s not there anywhere
Hey Mama
Hey!

 

London Town

Queenie enters the hall
Pulls on the string
She looks semi-pleased
My nursery crown
You can feed your meter
When you’re alone
It’s not very hard
In London town
Phone your mate
At four in the morning
Keep your hair on
I still want you
Things… just fall into place
It gets a bit clearer
In London town
Yeah London town

Enter the town the centre
In search of the crack pot
Michael Thomas wore the crown
You can kick your meter
When you’re alone
It’s not very hard
In London town
Buy a rennie from the tracky
It’s the new shape for the nineties
Things just fall into place
It gets a bit cleaner
In London town
Yeah London Town

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Zilch (1988)
1. Emergency (listen)
2. Someone’s Knocking (listen)
3. John Kline (listen)
4. I Need You (listen)
5. Realization (listen)
6. High Rise Low Life (listen)
7. Who Killed Clayton Square? (listen)
8. Who’d Believe It? (listen)
9. What’s It Like… (listen)
10. The Believers (listen)