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1 A Dog's Life, Länge 4:13

A Dog's Life

She’s standing in a corner
She’s heading south
He’s lying in a dark room
In a silent house
She’s sipping at her coffee
She’s looking fine
He’s feeling rotten
Gulping down her wine

And I said
Hey you
It’s a dog’s life baby
Hey you
Run away from it

She’s waiting on the platform
For the late night train
Waiting on the platform
For the end of pain
He’s staring at the window
Never looking out
Staring at the window
The curtain’s like a shroud

(Chorus …)

I was drinking when you found me
At Antonio’s
I was thinking of the future
And Tomorrow Never Knows
I was thinking when you found me
Of the plans we used to share
And how they hadn’t come true
They just vanished in the air

(Chorus …)

2 She Wasn’t What I Wanted, Länge 4:03

She Wasn’t What I Wanted

She wasn’t what I wanted
She was not my style
I mean she wasn’t ugly
And she had a lovely smile

We talked about religion
And our foreign policies
She wasn’t what I wanted
And she wasn’t hard to please

Why am I thinking of her tonight
After all this time

She wasn’t what I wanted
Her name was Lisabelle
Now with a name like that you
You never go down well

I could have been Larissa
Well that’s my mother’s name
I never should have kissed her
Her love was all in vain

So why am I thinking of her tonight
After all this time

So why am I thinking of her tonight
Tell me why am I thinking of her tonight
Why am I thinking of her tonight
After all this time

She wasn’t what I wanted
She said I love you so
Was I too young too foolish
I found it hard to cope

So why am I thinking of her tonight
After all this time

3 Ticket, Länge 4:39

Ticket

There’s a ticket on the table
There’s a suitcase by the door
So tell me little baby
Tell me what you’re looking for

There’s a burden on my shoulders
There’s a memory on my mind
And it’s hard to see you baby
See you dressed up to the nines

I’ll go crawling on my stomach
I’ll go crawling in the mud
I can’t help that little baby
Can’t help that feeling in my blood

Can I take you to the airport
Maybe we can talk some more
I will always always baby
Be your sweetheart to the core

I will always
Be your sweetheart to the core

4. Remember Babe, Länge 4:12

Remember Babe

Remember babe what you could be
Oh yeah
Remember babe what you could be
Oh yeah
You could be a big star on the screen
You could even rock’n’roll with me
O yeah

Remember babe what you could be
Oh yeah
Remember babe what you could be
Oh yeah
You could be the playmate of the year
You could even baby this boy here
This boy here

She had no money but she had what it takes
To make the whole world gaze in wonder
Her skies were sunny and she had her own way
To let nobody steal her thunder

Remember babe what you could do
Oh yeah
Remember babe what you could do
Oh yeah
You could make the Pope eat humble pie
You could even make this cynic cry
Make this cynic cry

(Chorus …)

Remember babe what you could be
Oh yeah

5 Third World Snapshot (Poor Little Black Girl), Länge 3:51

Third World Snapshot
(Poor Little Black Girl)

Poor little black girl
Trying to survive
Poor little black girl
Trying to survive
In a world that is hostile
To anyone that ain’t rich or white
Poor little black girl
Is trying to stay alive

She has got a picture of her little baby
She’s trying to give him all that she can
When the business is good
When she picks up a white man

Living in this country where corruption
Can keep you in touch, can keep you in jail
All she can do is wait for men
That have come a long way

In a world that is hostile
To anyone that ain’t rich or white
Poor little black girl
Is trying to stay alive

Poor little black girl
Is trying to survive …

6 Better Than You, Länge 3:34

Better Than You

So you have handed in your notice
Packin’ it up at last
Turnin’ your back upon their grotesque
You go it alone and fast

Nobody does it better than you
Nobody does it better than you

The world has become the perfect stage
For you to pull the strings
Your playwrights look so disillusioned
Standing in the wings

Nobody does it better than you
Nobody does it better than you

So you have handed in your notice
Packin’ it up at last
You can show them who they are
Goodbye to that old-school cast

Nobody does it better than you
Nobody does it better than you

Better than you
There’s laughter in the black hole
You’re playing all the weird roles
They’re watching every line
They’re trying to read your mind
Amazed at how you’re moving on
Amazed at how you’re growing
Stronger
Stronger

7 Try, Länge 05:13

Try

Hold me
Why don’t you
Hold me
Why don’t you
Hold me
Why don’t you
Try

Please help me baby
I want to fill your cup
Please help me baby
Don’t feel like packing up
I don’t wanna walk away like this
So baby won’t you
The only thing I love is what it is
So baby won’t you

(Chorus …)

Please help me baby
I know it’s getting late
Help me baby
It’s been a hopeful day
Together we would stand against the storm
So baby won’t you
The only love that I have ever known
So baby won’t you

(Chorus …)

8 Leave The Room, Turn Out The Light, Länge 02:34

Leave The Room,Turn Out The Light

You talk about your wishes
And what my role should be
And then it’s dirty dishes
And the company I keep
Oh yeah

You ain’t seen the good times
Just because of me
And you’ve never read a good line
In my poetry

Oh yeah
That’s right
Leave the room
Turn out the light

You say love’s a good thing
And I wouldn’t disagree
But how come that what love brings
Seems to be lost with you and me
Oh yeah

Maybe you’re just trying
To make me understand
That I have always been your
Worst case scenario man

Oh yeah
That’s right
Leave the room
Turn out the light
Oh yeah
That’s right
Leave the room
Turn out the light

9 Sleep On Any Rug, Länge 05:04

Sleep On Any Rug

I will sleep on any rug
I will play in every dump
Crow on any dunghill yeah
And I will croon through every slump

And I’m dazed
But I’m strong
After you
I can sing any song

I had so much love to give
So much love what did it do
Now I know you needed me
Less than than I needed you

And I’m dazed
Do I care
After you
I can go anywhere

I will sleep on any rug
I might even float upstream
Baby in your coffee there’s
All the sugar all the cream

Mine is black
And I’m strong
After you
I can sing any song
Yeah I’m dazed
But I’m strong
After you
I can sing any song

10 Minnesong, Länge 04:13

Minnesong

Say you will
Say you won’t
Tell the wind
Where to blow
Tell all the people that see you
What you see
See in me
Tell all the people that see you

I just want to hear you laughing
I just want to see your smile

Say you do
Say you don’t
Care for me
I don’t know
Tell all the people that see you
What you see
See in me
Tell all the people that see you

I just want to hear you laughing
I just want to see your smile

This is where
I belong
This is why
I sing my song
Tell all the people that see you
What you see
See in me
Tell all the people that see you

I just want to hear you laughing
I just want to see your smile
I just want to hear you laughing
I just want to see your smile

11 Aspirin Blues, Länge 04:05

Aspirin Blues

Oohwoughoohwoughooh
Woughoughoughough

I woke up this morning
Drummers in my head
Yeah when I woke up this morning
There were drummers in my head
I found the room was empty
And so was her side of the bed

Oohwough …

I called the room servive
For two aspirins
Yeah I called the room service
For two aspirins
The girl that came in wore
The saddest smile I’d ever seen

Oohwough …

Reception girl tells me
There’s no bill left to be paid
Reception girl tells me
There’s no bill left to be paid
I swear I’ll hate that woman
Down into my dying day

Oohwough …

12 Pets, Länge 02:13

Pets

I got a little black cat
She lives in my house
Bought her a pretty basket
She’s happy now
I got a red-haired woman
She lives here too
I give her everything I’ve got
Don’t make her coo

Life could be sweet
Oh yes indeed

I got a yellow budgie
Sittin’ on Kitty’s nose
They love each other
Yeah that’s the way it goes
Sleep in the basket
Sleep on the perch
Sleep in the big bed
Don’t leave me in the lurch

Life could be sweet
Oh such a treat

I got a little black cat
She lives in my house
Bought her a pretty basket
She’s happy now
I got a red-haired woman
She lives here too
Give her everything I’ve got
Don’t make her coo

Life could be sweet
Life could be sweet
Even for you
Even for you
You and me

13 Late Night Pulse, Länge 06:57

Late Night Pulse

When the birds are in the trees
But they don’t sing sweet melodies
When the wolves are on the prowl
But you don’t hear a single howl

When you step out into the dark
But all you see is broken hearts
I’m no tthat far away
I’m not that far away
From you

When you spend your nights at home
Listening to the bleeps on answerphones
And all you want is to go out
Feel like a woman beautiful and proud

You can always do better
Just get into what really matters
I’m not that far away
Not that far away
From you

Yeah you can always do better
You don’t even have to write love letters
You can always get more
You don’t even have to scratch on my door

And I’m not that far away
I’m not that far away
I’m not that far away
From you