1987-1988 Including songs from George Best Plus

Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft

Oh, why do you catch my eye, then turn away?
I thought we said all the things we had to say
Shaun said he saw you holding hands with your new friend
How does it feel to know you’ve just won again?

Don’t give me that, because you were seen!
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

Can I keep that book of yours and maybe this one too?
Oh sure, I’ll bring them round tomorrow, if that will do?
Was it really full?
They must have queued there since half past three
Oh I didn’t go
Was it a good film?
Well, that’s just me

Don’t give me that, because you were seen!
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream
Oh you can have a dream

Guess who I saw, by your old house, just the other day?
That kid we used to think was mad, but now he looks okay
I think someone’s here; look at the window, I can’t make out who
Oh, I’d love to stay, but I’ve really got so many things to do

Don’t give me that, because you were seen!
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

Don’t give me that, because you were seen!
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

What Did Your Last Servant Die Of?

Is that a letter you’re hiding from me?
Well I think I’m being used again
Let me open it and see
That’s not what I wanted to hear
There’s a time and place for everything and that time is coming near

Do you have to spend so much time on your hair?
Well couldn’t you start it earlier?
Of course you’ve got things to wear!
I didn’t pick up your coat on the way
Well some of us have to work you know
Have you been sitting there all day?

All that I’ve done for you
After all that I have done for you

All that I’ve done for you
After all that I have done for you

Don't Be So Hard

He became a man at twenty-three
Now he’s got to take up all the seat
I never knew he was so bold; I really think she should be told
But that’s what best friends are for and does she have a best friend anymore?
At home she tells him little lies like she’s “not in the mood tonight”

And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there
And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there

He’s got his name on people’s lips
He crushes fingers in his grip
And of course he shows that he doesn’t care if he chances to overhear:
“Have you seen her without make-up?” and “I don’t think he’s had much luck!”
At home she tells him little lies like onions always make her cry

And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there
And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there

A Million Miles

I must have walked past this doorway thirty times, just trying to catch your eye
You made it all worthwhile when you returned my smile
It all became worthwhile
Don’t you feel a little cold stood by the door?
You know I’d really like to talk some more
Oh don’t be worried about your friend; I think she left some time round ten
What was her name again?

You’re not like anyone I’ve ever met
You’re not like anyone I’ve ever met

Do you see much of Charlie over here?
Oh, I’ve known him off and on for years
He’s never mentioned you before
Oh, that didn’t come out right at all and now I feel this small
That seems to be it
Don’t get me wrong but how’re you going to get back home?
Oh, I’d be willing to walk that way
There’s something I’ve just got to say
I could walk a million miles today

You’re not like anyone I’ve ever met
You’re not like anyone I’ve ever met

I kept bursting out with laughter all the way home
I had to tell somebody and you happened to phone
I can’t think of anything else, no matter how I try
But you know I can’t even remember the colour of her eyes and that’s right

You’re not like anyone I’ve ever met
You’re not like anyone I’ve ever met
Well at least not yet…

All This And More

I wonder what our kid has bought her
I think I’ll try and unwrap a corner
He didn’t spend that much in the end
He doesn’t think that highly of his friends

I’ve wanted one of those for years
That was until I got it here
On second thoughts, I don’t think I like it
But if it’s for sale someone will buy it

I can’t think just what I wanted it for
I can’t think just what I wanted it for

I’ve already borrowed too much money
I told Michelle and she thinks it’s funny
I won’t have anything but the best
Can I put this down and owe the rest?

I can’t think just what I wanted it for
I can’t think just what I wanted it for
All this and more

My Favourite Dress

Sometimes these words just don’t have to be said
I know how you both feel; the heart can rule the head
Jealousy is an essential part of love
The hurting here below and the emptiness above

There’s always something left behind
There’s always something left behind
Never mind, oh, never mind

The tender caresses that bring out the man
I can’t still be drunk at five
Oh, I guess I surely can
Slowly your beauty is eaten away by the scent of someone else in the blanket where we lay

There’s always something left behind
There’s always something left behind
Maybe next time

Uneaten meals
A lonely star
A welcome ride in a neighbour’s car
A long walk home
The pouring rain
I fell asleep when you never came
Some rare delight in Manchester town
It took six hours before you let me down
To see it all in a drunken kiss
A stranger’s hand on my favourite dress

That was my favourite dress, you know
That was my favourite dress

Shatner

Wear something bright and turn away
Imagine girls behaving in that way?
Why don’t you pack your bags and leave?
Look here’s another bruise I didn’t see

You can’t say: “It doesn’t really matter”
This isn’t TV; he isn’t William Shatner
Oh, I’ve told you before

These days you look so pale and thin
Wave down a bus and let’s be rid of him
You’ve spent this night beside your TV set
Remember when you used to laugh at it?
You laughed a bit

You can’t say: “It doesn’t really matter”
This isn’t TV; he isn’t William Shatner
Oh, I’ve told you before

You can’t say: “It doesn’t really matter”
This isn’t TV; he isn’t William Shatner

Something And Nothing

You’re not such a nice girl after all
It’s as much as you can do just to say hello
Have you got to stick your head inside that book?
Oh, you’ve noticed that I’m here, now please spare the dirty look!

It’s such a beautiful evening
Oh, would you like to go out?
Oh, pardon me for breathing

I know you walk a different way each night
To avoid the men on the building site
But I waited half an hour for you to come
Oh, well you missed your dad and the tea’s now overdone

Well it’s only part of loving
Please don’t accuse me of making something out of nothing

There’s really nothing to be ashamed about
He’s a good-looking kid; I think I’ve worked that bit out
And he seems to have the same desires as you
But if he’s that much fun, how come I’m not laughing too?

It’s such a beautiful evening
Oh, would you like to go out?
Oh, pardon me for breathing
I can’t help the way that I am
Oh, it’s only part of loving
Please don’t you tell me that I’m making something out of nothing

Silly, but true, you know I can’t help but feeling used
When the two of you get on so well together
A quiet drink, well what am I supposed to think
When the two of you… you dance so well together?

It's What You Want That Matters

And this is for you; you must know it’s for you
What else can I think about?
I knocked on your door until my fingers were sore
Although I guess you were out
And what do I need?
Is it hunger or greed that has brought me here?
And what will I find?
Aren’t we two of a kind?
Oh, I take back everything; I didn’t mean a thing

And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing

Don’t forget what I say, we can be back in one day
We can borrow your mother’s car
Don’t sing me that song; I’ve been here for too long
Oh, you couldn’t have looked that far!
Did you look very far?
I seem to recall you said nothing at all the day that this letter came
It must have been sent by the friend of a friend
Oh now I forget his name
I’m really not to blame

And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing
Oh do you feel a thing?

And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing

Give My Love To Kevin

Why should I want to know his name?
What difference does it make?
You know I tried dead hard to keep away
I just had to call again
Where did you go last night?
Oh, what’s that new place like?
Okay, I won’t ask any more questions
Then you can’t tell me lies

Well, they always need good men
They’re crying out for them
It’s not the sort of job I’d do myself, but then I’m not him
Oh, he buys you pretty things
And what does your mother think?
I just can’t bear to imagine you sharing a bed with him

Tell me why should I be upset?
Some kid I’ve never met
We’d better sort this out before I go and say something I’ll regret
No, I’m sure it suits him
I’m not trying to be anything
Before I leave I want you to give my love to Kevin

Anyone Can Make A Mistake

When I set foot upon the bus, you laughed and said: “That’s the end for us!”
Oh, could a joke ever go more wrong?
If only you’d have come along
Oh but you must stop calling Jane
She is completely without blame
Do you have to ring her up so soon?
That’s rubbing salt into these wounds

A little bit of what you fancy doesn’t do you any good at all
Oh, I know that now

I can’t add to what I’ve said
I just completely lost my head
Do you want me here when you start to pack?
And are you leaving just like that?
Have you taken all you want?
Is that it?
Have you really gone?
What can I say to change your mind?
There’ll never be another time

A little bit of what you fancy doesn’t do you any good at all
It’s so clear to me now

You Can't Moan, Can You?

I was just trying to hide a yawn
I think I noticed that it’s dawn
But I’ll stay longer if you want
She just caught you off your guard
And I know it can be hard
But that’s really not the point

Well just try and get away
Go and see your parents for a day
That’s what I’d do myself
She is not the only one
And it’s easier said than done
But try and think of something else

You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need

All About Eve

“Tom”

I’ve read this page a thousand times
It’s the only way that I could find to carry on

“Say… isn’t it a good life over here?
And can you catch another can of beer?
So sharp, so clear!
You bet!
And a good kaffir I’ve never met
But you know this heat will make them sweat
Tin wall, hot flesh

Oh man, I’m too full of hate to shake your hand
And don’t you ever call me your friend
Hell take this land

Did you try to imagine the hate that a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate that a young boy could feel?

Big game; four begging children by the train
The Afrikaner does the same, then gets back on again
And who’s she?

“They call her Black Revolution Eve”

On the master’s land she sowed some seed
Today she leaves

Did you try to imagine the hate that a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate that a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate that a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate that a young boy could feel?

Nobody's Twisting Your Arm

And when I called your house I’m sure your sister thought that I was somebody else
I heard a laugh down the phone and then the answer came that you weren’t at home, oh

You know I never go there because I hate to dance and you really don’t care
Why don’t you go on your own?
How can you lie there and say that you'll come back alone?

Oh, well that’s fine, I don’t care anymore
Nobody’s twisting your arm
Here’s the key… there’s the door
Oh well that’s fine, I don’t care anymore
Nobody’s twisting your arm
Here’s the key… there’s the door

Before we go back in, what about those secret smiles that you were giving to him?
Oh, just "somebody you met"
Well I go out of my way and this is the thanks that I get!

I’m just a slave to your greed
I’m not the kind of boyfriend that you need
But if you’d like me to go, you’ll get no trouble from me
Just so long as I know

Oh, well that’s fine, I don’t care anymore
Nobody’s twisting your arm
Here’s the key… there’s the door
Oh well that’s fine, I don’t care anymore
Nobody’s twisting your arm
Here’s the key… there’s the door
Take it away Grapper!

Oh well that’s fine, I don’t care anymore
Nobody’s twisting your arm
Here’s the key… there’s the door
Oh well that’s fine, I don’t care anymore
Nobody’s twisting your arm
Here’s the key… there’s the door
I don’t love you anymore

Nothing Comes Easy

I knew that something must be up
I’m not as daft as I might look
But if you can’t be good, be careful
If you don’t brush your coat, that hair will give the game away

I knew you’d think of going there
Oh, I can lend you both the fare
But if you’ve got a choice then use it
You don’t know what you need until you lose it
I’ve done the same myself

I wish you knew for sure
I don’t understand you anymore
Before you slam that door
There’s so much to lose and you will lose it all
Oh you will lose it all

You know that I’ll always stand by
But don’t ask me if I’ll lie
I don’t see any guilt on your face
I wouldn’t like to be in your place
You don’t know when you’re well off

I wish I knew for sure
I don’t understand you anymore
Before you slam that door
There’s so much to lose and we will lose it all
Oh we will lose it all

Don't Laugh

I never thought I could live here on my own
But then I guess everybody’s got to live somewhere
Four tins of paint made this our home
Oh, I got less on the walls than I got in my hair

When we moved in here the dog was still a pup
Oh do you remember the time he chewed those curtains that we found?
I laughed the day you put them up
The day you left I tore them down

Don’t laugh, don’t even sigh
I touched your skin last night
But your half of the bed was empty
And so I guess I must have dreamt it
I don’t know why
Don’t laugh, don’t even try
I touched your skin last night
I didn’t fall asleep until morning
And then the next day I couldn’t stop yawning
Oh how I try

And these bedroom walls are paper-thin
You took a side in every neighbour's row
And those kids next door make such a din
But sitting here it seems ever so quiet now

I'm Not Always So Stupid

Every time a car drives past I think it’s you
Every time somebody laughs I think it’s you
You changed your number and my phonebook’s such a mess
But I can’t bear to cross your name out yet
Each time the doorbell rings it might be you
Each letter the postman brings might be from you

I’ve made a fool of myself yet once again
A boy who’s been this cruel looks for others to share the blame
Somebody told me you went to work down south
As far away as you can from my big mouth
I bumped into Jane and she told me to drop dead
Oh she’s not to blame, I know exactly what I said!

Every time a car drives past I think it’s you
Every time somebody laughs I think it’s you
Every time a car drives past I think it’s you
Every time somebody laughs I think it’s you

Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?

You’ve never mentioned this before
It seems I’m always last to know
And do I have to guess how you’re going to feel each day?
You never have a word to say
You should have told me
I don’t understand why you didn’t tell me

Surely you must know I hate what I’m doing
I don’t want to upset you but it’s yourself you’re fooling
The last thing I need is part twelve of the row
But just why are you being so reasonable now?

I don’t dare answer the phone
And when you call I still pretend that I’m not home
I don’t want to see you anymore
Oh love, it’s not just me I’m thinking of
No one can change that much in three days
It’s not yours to take back!

Surely you must know I hate what I’m doing
I don’t want to upset you but it’s yourself you’re fooling
The last thing I need is part twelve of the row
But just why are you being so reasonable now?

How can you do this to me?
How can you do this to me?
How can you do this to me?
How can you do this to me?

Not From Where I'm Standing

Oh, well of course I shouldn’t be here, watching people row
But it’s just so scary knowing each word before it comes out of her mouth
And now that moment’s here when she tells him to go
And I pulled that very same face just seven days ago

If I could live one day again, that day would be the one

And when he tells her it’s all lies she’s making patterns with her spoon
And when he looks into her eyes she’s staring round the room
He’s told, for once and all, that it’s not just in her head
And now he’s starting to take back all those things he said

If I could live one day again, that day would be the one

If I could live one day again, that day would be the one
And if I could live one day again, that day would be the one

Pourquois Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable?

Tu ne m’avais jamais dit ca, oh
Toujours le dernier a savoir
Je dois deviner chaque jour comment tu te sens
Tu n’as jamais rien a me dire
T’aurais du parler
Je ne comprends pas
Pourquoi tu n’as rien dit

Tu sais que je hais ce que je te fais
Je ne veux pas te blesser
Mais tu te voiles la face
Je refuse de jouer le dernier acte
Mais pourquoi es-tu devenue si raisonnable?

Tes appels sont san reponses
Je n’ose pas decrocher le telephone
Je ne veux plus jamais te revoir
Oh mon amour, je ne pense pas qu’a moi
On ne change pas comme ca en trois jours
Ce qui est fait est fait

Tu sais que je hais ce que je te fais
Je ne veux pas te blesser
Mais tu te voile la face
Je refuse de jouer le dernier acte
Mais pourquoi es-tu devenue si raisonnable?

Comment as tu pu me faire ca?
Comment as tu pu me faire ca?
Comment as tu pu me faire ca?
Comment as tu pu me faire ca?