1989-1990 Including songs from Bizarro

Brassneck

No, I sent you that letter to ask you if the end was worth the means
Was there really no in-between?
And I still don’t feel better
I just wondered if it could be like before and I think you just made me sure
But then that’s typically you
And I might have been a bit rude but I wrote it in a bad mood
I’m not being funny with you
But it’s hard to be engaging when the things you love keep changing

Brassneck
Brassneck
I just decided I don’t trust you anymore
I just decided I don’t trust you anymore

The first time you came over do you remember saying then you’d stay for good?
No, I didn’t think you would
Well, we couldn’t have been closer
But it was different then
And that’s all in the past… there, I’ve said it now at last
You grew up quicker than me
I kept so many old things; I never quite stopped hoping
I think I know what it means
It means I’ve got to grow up, it means you want to throw up

Brassneck
Brassneck
I just decided I don’t trust you anymore
I just decided I don’t trust you anymore

I just know you weren’t listening were you?
Oh, please go, whenever you prefer to
I said it means a lot, when you use an old phrase
But then so what?
We can’t have it both ways
And I know you’re not bothered are you?
Even so, I’m not going to argue
He won’t object, keep writing to me
Just don’t forget you ever knew me

Crushed

Somewhere, sometime, I’ve got to say this somehow
Oh no, it’s fine, I couldn’t face it just now

Oh, oh, please don’t use that voice, I think I’ve made my choice
I’d change it if I could
Oh, you know I’m crushed inside, but goodness knows I’ve tried
I think I’ve had enough

Oh no, I swear, there’s no one else I promise
The ‘phone? Up there
But please don’t leave here like this

Oh, oh, please don’t use that voice, I think I’ve made my choice
I’d change it if I could
Oh, you know I’m crushed inside, but goodness knows I’ve tried
I think I’ve had enough

You’re late, been where?
Worried sick about you
All right, take care
I’m sorry that I hurt you

Oh, oh, please don’t use that voice, I think I’ve made my choice
I’d change it if I could
Oh, you know I’m crushed inside
Goodness knows I’ve tried
I think I’ve had enough
Ah

No

Why can’t you pick up the telephone?
Oh, I know that you’re at home
I’m really past caring how you think
I just want to know about him

And you’re so right, they don’t miss a thing round here
And how do you think I feel?
Oh, you can try but you’re not getting out that way
You’re just as much to blame

And if it didn’t mean a thing
And you’ve told him to go
And if you’re as sorry as you say
Why didn’t you just say no?

It’s strange that this room’s so different now
Oh, I didn’t come to row
It’s just this razor; he’s left it on your shelf
I’ll throw it out myself

And if it didn’t mean a thing
And you’ve told him to go
And if you’re as sorry as you say
Why didn’t you just say no?

Thanks

I bumped into Joe on Victoria Road
And he told me something about last weekend
He knows your new boyfriend
He said he saw it coming
And those letters I wrote
So now I know what you do with them
Well of course he looked
You sliced me up and then showed it to him

He’s changed around the posters on your wall
And finished all but one glass of your wine
His head’s been on the pillows that I bought
And now he’s seen me say “I love you” all those times

And the old photos in the silly clothes
There must be much more
God, the poems I sent and that massive dent I left in your door
I don’t want them back; you can burn the lot
I just feel betrayed
Well it’s been this long and all the flesh has gone but the bones remain

And he’s changed around the posters on your wall
And finished all but one glass of your wine
His head’s been on the pillows that I bought
And now he’s seen me say “I love you” all those times

I still can’t get mad with you, no matter how I try
I still can’t get mad with you, no matter how I try

Kennedy

Lost your love of life?
Too much apple pie
Oh, have you lost your love of life?
Too much apple pie
And now Harry’s walked away with Johnny’s wife
You’ve got to pick some people up
You’ve got to let some people go
But if Lee’s name does come up, oh, well I really want to know
Because everybody loves a TV show

Lost your love of life?
Too much apple pie
Oh, have you lost your love of life?
Too much apple pie
And now Harry’s walked away with Johnny’s wife
You’ve got to pick some people up
You’ve got to let some people go
But if Lee’s name does come up, oh, well I really want to know
Because everybody loves a TV show

Lost your love of life?
Too much apple pie
Oh, have you lost your love of life?
Too much apple pie
And now Harry’s walked away with Johnny’s wife
Ah

What Have I Said Now?

About what I said just before, you know, your clothes on the floor
I never meant to hurt you
I got carried away; I guess I’ve had a long day
Look, I’d sooner die than lose you over something like that
Oh, please, next time just shout back
And I didn’t say that I hate you
I think sometimes you forget and now look how we’re upset
Oh, let’s talk about it later

Why can’t I ever say what I mean?
Why can’t I ever say what I mean?
Oh

Oh no, I don’t know her name and no, it’s not just the same
I just thought she looked quite pretty
What do you want me to do, smile at nobody but you?
Well, if you’re going to be that petty!
I’m not being unfair
OK, I am, but who cares?
Well, now at least we’re talking
And what about all of those friends and all those letters they send?
They can’t all be that boring

Why can’t I ever say what I mean?
Why can’t I ever say what I mean?
Oh

Of course I take it all back
I never said that and I think you know
I said I’m sorry, all right?
Look, will this carry on all night?
Because I think I’ll go

I take it all back
I never said that and I think you know
Sorry, all right?
Will this carry on all night?
I think I’ll go

Granadaland

Can’t you come up with something better than that?
Oh, I think I’d be more angry if your answers weren’t so daft!
Oh, you know I could, but do you really think I would?
When you go up to Granadaland on Sundays

Sally told me that you’re practically kissing his feet
Oh, but he hasn’t got a car and so your list of names brought you to me
And a friend in need is a pest indeed
When she uses everybody in the way that you do

You know you’re breaking my heart
I can’t bear the thought of us being apart
You know you’re breaking my heart
I can’t bear the thought of us being apart

Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow, if you can spare me the time
Oh no, of course I didn’t mean it, I still keep hoping you’ll be changing your mind
Okay your choice is clear, but, please, anywhere but here
And stop trying to tell me that you know how I feel

You know you’re breaking my heart
I can’t bear the thought of us being apart
You know you’re breaking my heart
I can’t bear the thought of us being apart

Bewitched

I’m not sure and I’m not asking but I thought I heard you say: “I just walked past him”
But why can I never do anything before you go?
I don’t know

And outside, the street’s empty; there was no time then and now there’s plenty
Oh, why do I never get the chance to say a word when you’re on your own?

If there’s nothing that I want more, why do my steps get this small when I reach your front door?
And I wait outside for you to come back out and your light goes out

You don’t know me but I’m still here and, God, the last time I saw you, you were, oh, this near
And there’s a thousand things I wish I’d said and done but the moment’s gone

Take Me!

I’ve spent all day trying to decide about the things that you said last night
Did they mean nothing or were they filled with hidden clues?
And can you really have stayed till three?
Orange slices and that Fall LP
I feel so lonely when I get back from seeing you

And when someone brings up your name I can feel myself begin to change
It’s like a panic and a rushing sound in my head
A huge weight pressing on my chest
And now I spend hours trying to look my best
But I still meet you the day before I wash my hair

Oh won’t you put that down and take me, I’m yours?
When will we have this chance again?
Oh, please just put that down and take me, I’m yours
We might never have this chance again

That must’ve been a knowing look, oh, when you moved to pass your friend his book
And, oh, that feeling, when your hand returns to mine
I think I might as well stay out here, oh but, can’t you kiss me just once properly?
Well of course I mean it!
I think about you all the time

Oh won’t you put that down and take me, I’m yours?
When will we have this chance again?
Oh, please just put that down and take me, I’m yours
We might never have romance again

Warm hands and the things you say
You get lovelier every day
Warm hands and the things you say
You get lovelier every day

Be Honest

This is all because you didn’t like my mam
Well, I’m afraid I can’t get born again
Oh, it’s not just me who’s changed

And can you tell me what it is you think I said?
And are you sure that it’s not just in your head?
And when was this anyway?

And if we’re really, really going to be honest, we might as well be brief

And, by the way, I got your little note
Along with a sudden dryness in my throat
When I saw that it came from you

Oh, was it really too hard to tell me to my face that you don’t long for my embrace
The way you used to do?

And if we’re really, really going to be honest, we might as well be brief

Unfaithful

And what’s your game?
Arm in arm by the garage wall
Oh, so that’s his name?
Oh yes, I knew I’d seen his face before
You know, I haven’t worn a shirt like that since, oh, 1974

I might have known
The light was still on when I passed your flat
So you weren’t alone?
Oh, what do you mean “What am I getting at?”
I just don’t believe that anyone can work as much as that

And are you being unfaithful to me?
Are you being unfaithful?
Are you being unfaithful to me?
Are you being unfaithful?

I’m so ashamed; I had my ear pressed up to your bedroom door
Oh, you never change
If you want anything, you just take it all
I suppose you’d like me to go back home and wait for the usual telephone call

And are you being unfaithful to me?
Are you being unfaithful?
Are you being unfaithful to me?
Are you being unfaithful?

One Day This Will All Be Yours

And they were left all alone on that fateful day the budgie had a stroke
Nineteen forties bliss
How could it come to this?

Forgotten things they once knew
And now there’s really only one thing left to do
But I think that I’m more scared because this country doesn’t care

And one day this will all be yours
And one day this will all be yours
And one day this will all be yours

But there were bluer skies when you were just a twinkle in our eyes
Oh, but you don’t have to stay
But thank you anyway

Brassneck [Single Version]

No, I sent you that letter to ask you if the end was worth the means
Was there really no in-between?
And I still don’t feel better
I just wondered if it could be like before and I think you just made me sure
But then that’s typically you
And I might have been a bit rude but I wrote it in a bad mood
I’m not being funny with you
But it’s hard to be engaging when the things you love keep changing

Brassneck
Brassneck
I just decided I don’t trust you anymore
I just decided I don’t trust you anymore

The first time you came over, do you remember saying then you’d stay for good?
No I didn’t think you would
Well we couldn’t have been closer
But it was different then, and that’s all in the past,
There… I’ve said it now at last!
You grew up quicker than me
I kept so many old things; I never quite stopped hoping
I think I know what this means
It means I’ve got to grow up
It means you want to throw up

Brassneck
Brassneck
I just decided I don’t trust you anymore
I just decided I don’t love you anymore

Oh, I know you weren’t listening were you?
Oh, just go, whenever you prefer to
I said it means a lot when you use an old phrase
But then so what?
We can’t have it both ways
I know you’re not bothered are you?
Even so, I’m not going to argue
He won’t object; keep writing to me
Just don’t forget you ever knew me

Don’t Talk, Just Kiss

He didn’t see me
He sort of looked uneasy but I’m sure he didn’t guess
Oh, he’s never liked me
And, yes, OK… it might be a bit better if you left
Oh, was it me who said that?
No please, come straight back
You’ve got to stay with me somehow
Well, say you missed your train
What have you got to gain by leaving here right now?

If you’re worried he’s so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh, why would I say that?
Look, everybody lies about this
Don’t talk, just kiss!

If you’re worried he’s so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh, why would I say that?
Look, everybody lies about this
Don’t talk, just kiss!

I want to wake up near you
Oh, yes, of course I hear you but you’re just off back to row
Well, put yourself above him
Look… if you really loved him I don’t think you’d be here now
Oh, come on, what do you care?
He’s probably not even there
Oh, yes, I’m sure he’d sit and wait
It’s just whenever you touch…
Oh, God, I want you so much
And you can’t say it’s too late

If you’re worried he’s so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh, why would I say that?
Look, everybody lies about this
Don’t talk, just kiss!

If you’re worried he’s so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh, why would I say that?
Look, everybody lies about this
Don’t talk, just kiss!

Don’t talk, just kiss
Don’t talk, just kiss
Don’t talk, just kiss
Don’t talk, just kiss

Gone

You could tell me how he saved the world again
Well I’m sorry, but I just think he’s dead boring
And it can’t be time already for your train
It just seems like we’ve only started talking

I finished sorting out here yesterday
And I’ve found some things of yours you left behind
I won’t start, but I still feel the same way
If you want to come back home then I don’t mind

You always went too far
Now you’ve just gone
You always went too far
Now you’ve just gone

You always went too far
Now you’ve just gone
You always went too far
Now you’ve just gone

Ahh