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(MR LOVE & JUSTICE)
March 12, 2005
copyright mlj
Ideal Meal CD EP

Ideal Meal

I've set to work, I've set a table down
White cotton cloth, Sheffield steel, plate from the wheel
You'll eat your fill, drink plenty from the cup
Buy you won't eat meat at my ideal meal
Washing up the pots and pans, clean dirt on our hands
When you reap all that you sow, you only eat what you can grow
I'm eating fruit plucked from the tallest tree
Food from the soil, chemical free, you what you eat
We're breaking bread, we're drinking red and white
We choose to chew our ideal meal

Skin Horse
JUST A SKIN HORSE
JUST A SKIN HORSE
Books are hiding
Beneath their covers
The world's not trying to discover
Did you see that with your own eyes?
If you did they could be telling you lies
Take away this superficial crown
We're not manikin
We're not manikin
JUST A SKIN HORSE
JUST A SKIN HORSE
Tears subsiding
The crocodile has stopped his crying
Now don't you smile
Did you see that with your own eyes?
If you did they could be telling you lies
Take away this superficial crown
We're not manikin
We're not manikin
?
Watching Water
Say Where You're Going
Say Where You've Been
Don't Build Your Wall Too High
Don't Swim With The Blue Tide
Or Follow The Wind
Don't Push Away Those Eyes
Watching Water Rise
See Where You're Going
See Where You've Been
Build The Sea Wall High
Hoping The Wet Sand
Will Keep You Dry
Look Into Those Eyes
Watching Water Rise
Searching Out The Dry Land
Standing On The High Ground
Turning Down The Volume
Searching Out The Dry Land
Standing On the High Ground
Turning Down The Volume
Calling You Back Again
Watching Water Rise
Watching Water Rise
Watching Water Rise
Watching Water Rise

Summer Madness CD EP

Never Know Why
Are you driving home again though some snow or fog or rain ?
I'm a boy and you're a man
And I will never know why you do that
Are you holding back a tear being brave and broad of back?
It wouldn't do to admit fear
And I will never know why you do that
Yes you're fit and well
But you won't always be fit and well
Then will you cry out in the dark to me (will you ?)
Yes you kiss and tell But you kiss and tell yourself don't be so soft
Are you waiting for the song at the end when boys can dance ?
The cold silent type are strong
And I will never know why I do that

Target Down
What in the world can stop that sound ?
How many cold rooms waiting for the names
Why don't you take your target down ?
Put away your gun put away your gun
How many ways to shoot for fun ?
How many names of towns scarred for everyone
Why don't you shoot a laser beam ?
Put away your gun put away your gun
Pull the snowdrops from the ground
We can build some kind of place to keep us safer if not sound
We can't let our children down
We can't just do anything they are everything, everything
Where should we play our harmless games?
In a playground or shooting gallery
Time to put down your magazine
Put away your gun

Summer Madness
Summer magic sentimental rubbish
Fear and nervous twitches
Scared of appearing foolish
So I sent a message
Did you read my letter
The tender ring of the 'phone makes me feel better again
Summer madness situation hopeless
Leaves you feeling flattered but unmoved to decision
I can sense a reason but no clues forthcoming
Leaves me apparitioning guitar strumming again
I could reach out and touch your hand
I could be the one in dreams
I could reach out and touch your hair
I could be the one who screams
Somewhere are you listening ?
Someone are you listening to me ?

Hope vs Fear

What If..?
What if I am alone with you, what if I care what would you do
The consequence of fire, the loneliness of the long distance trier
I've found a boy you can call your own, you'd know him now if he had not put down that phone
The sense of all things foreign
A list of names at once forgotten
A ring or roses and we all fall down
If you read it you'll understand, but I can't write that down
Prayers that you say at night
Bring into mind sometimes
Prayers that you forgot to say
Those wish-painted scenes seemed like
Dreams that you keep in your mind
Safe from the real night and day

Easy Being You
I've always cried over spilt milk and bleeding
Hearts wander and heads wonder why it's not so easy
What is the secret? Give the secret to me!
Oh I see (Oh I see) I bet it's easy being you
Oh I see (Oh I see) I bet it's easy being you
Twice shy and not bitten, there's safety in sorrow
I'll turn over a new leaf (or two) maybe tomorrow
What is the secret? Give the secret to me!
What is the secret of your confidence?
What is the secret of your certainty?
Sticks and stones with words thrown in will always hurt you
With broken bones the fat lady sings it isn't over

Another Missed Story
Another wasted morning and a wasted evening
Are on my mind this afternoon
Credits always rolling on another missed story
Just time to catch the best boys name
Don't know what to wear in today,
Now I'm no longer going for gold
Day in day out it's the same
No tailbacks waiting No hour to rush in
No need for a list of things to do
Soaps and quiz shows A valuable lesson
On how to watch and wash the days away
Another wasted morning and a wasted evening
Are on my mind
On my mind
On my mind

Life In a New School
WHEN YOU PLEASE THEM WITH ALL YOUR TALES
AND THEIR LISTENING ENTERTAINS YOU
WHEN THEIR WORDS ARE ALWAYS YOURS
WATCHING OVER THEM JUST WATCH YOURSELF
EYES AND MINDS ARE OPEN WIDE
AND THEU THINK YOUR THOUGHTS TO GUIDE THEM
TEACH THEM WELL HOW TO UNDERSTAND
HOW TO HOLD NOT STEP ON OUTSTRETCHED HANDS
WHEN YOU KIDS GROW UP
LET'S HOPE THEY BELONG TO A NEW SCHOOL
WHEN YOUR KIDS GROW UP
LET'S HOPE THEY WILL LIVE IN A NEW WORLD
SOMEONE ELSE'S BOY IS ILL
BUT HIS FEELINGS WON'T RESTRAIN YOU
ALL THE POISON IN HIS BLOOD
DOESN'T MATCH THAT YOU KEEP IN YOUR SOUL
WHEN YOU KIDS GROW UP
LET'S HOPE THEY BELONG TO A NEW SCHOOL
WHEN YOUR KIDS GROW UP
LET'S HOPE THEY WILL LIVE IN A NEW WORLD

Fools World
Fools world of too much giving
Can leave you open to a wounding dirty slap
Creased eyes on TV sinners living it up at your expense
And I might tie you down with words from my mouth
Or I might cause this all to come crashing down
This I know Crowded out tears
This I know Crowded out tears
This I know
Cruel sound of one voice singing
Convinced the world is whistling the same tune
Two sides of one true story The one they know the one you get
And I might turn to taste the wind in my face
Or I might stand my ground and blow this all away
This I know Crowded out tears
This I know Crowded out tears
This I know
Fools World
Fools World
This I know Crowded out tears
This I know Crowded out tears
This I know
No Limits
A YOUNG MAN SAID:
I DON'T BELIEVE IN POLITICIANS
THEY'RE LIARS AND THEY'RE BORN TO LIE
I'M YOUNG AND THERE'S A GOOD TIME COMING
THERE'S NO NEED TO CRY, THERE'S NO NEED TO CRY
IT MAKES ME LAUGH THEY WAY THEY ARGUE
IT'S STUPID AND EMOTIONAL
TO WORRY ABOUT THINGS YOU CAN'T CHANGE
THERE'S NO NEED TO TRY, THERE'S NO NEED TO TRY
Are there no limits to the lengths you'll go
To turn down the sound on every radio
The noise of every television
The merest hint of any confrontation
Ignore the fighting on the street
The look on empty faces that you meet
I'M OLD AND THERE'S A WINTER COMING
IT'S COLD AND I CAN'T HEAT THIS ROOM
MY LIFE IS SOMETHING I'M NOT LIVING
I DON'T WANT TO DIE
I DON'T WANT TO DIE
THERE'S NO-ONE HERE TO SIT AND LISTEN
AND I'M TOO TIRED TO STAND AND SHOUT
THERE'S NEVER TIME ENOUGH TO ARGUE
I WONDER WHY?
I WONDER WHY?
New Life
What you lose
Or leave behind
Won't be replaced
By what you find
In your new life, in your new life
You must have worked
And worked a lot
To get the things
That you have got
In your new life, in your new life
In your new life
(it's what you find)
You shouldn't start
What you can't stop
Now sweat and tears
Are all you've got
In your new life, in your new life
In your new life
(it's what you find)
In your new life (not a great deal)
Is what you'll find

The Family Way
Mrs Popplewell could deliver the babies
And bury the dead as well
All the people in the street knew her name
And knew what she did as well
Little Neil Jones was eating up worms
And standing on dead snail's shells
We were playing football, twenty-a-side meant
Legs were kicked more than the ball
Grandma's crying, Grandad's dying
Maureen's in the family way
Grandma's crying, Grandad's dying
Maureen's in the family way (again)
Rag and bone men cried out 'any old iron'
As children chalked wickets on walls
Red and blue took turns on doors without locks
And kitchens had cold lino floors

The Ship To Wake You Up
I'm the ship to wake you up
I'm the call you can't ignore
I'm the Solent after rain
I'm the tide in the tidal wave
I'm the calling after you
I'm the waker of the dead
I'm the saviour of the world
I'm the one who stayed in bed
You make them laugh and then you make them cry
You work them up and then you work them dry
Lead them into the battleground
Check your watch and then you turn around
I'm the taker of the till
I'm the hope you never will
I'm the caller of the tune
I'm the raker of the moon
You make them laugh and then you make them cry
You work them up and then you work them dry
Lead them into the battleground
Check your watch and then you turn around
Just another emperor dressed in a different suit of clothes
Just another empty promise, you dressed it up in worker prose

We Learn
There was a white bird flying with a black bird
There was a stranger standing on a hill
Making a sermon to which no-one was listening
No matter what I suppose they never will
There was a white kid playing with a black kid
There was a parent watching from afar
Warnings of mixing with another culture
As dragged away he's told "stay in that car"
And what do we do now boys?
Is it the same old sitting back?
When will we realise what we have we learn to lack
We Learn
And in a soldier's suit a boy is standing
A badge and flag design to make him proud
Beyond the wire a line of distant strangers
He didn't know them but he knows them now
Before the world we know becomes the best one
Before we only trust our mother tongue
A list of things to hate drawn up in answer
To kill this question dead - What have we done?

Fly On Back To Me
Those birds hate you they're singing from the trees
To bait you with feathered armoury
Not nest-builders like you and I could be
Fly on back to me
Fly on back to me
Don't fly southwards when winter comes to freeze
Though warm places and bluer skies may tease
By next spring there'll be leaves upon the trees
Fly on back to me
Fly on back to me
Flying in straight lines
We'll never tell lies
Flying the world around
We're keeping our feet on the ground
Fly and forever be, fly and forever be
Fly and forever be with me
We'll soar and forever be, soar and forever be free
I'm singing in the trees, trying to bait you
With love and honesty
Don't spread your wings too wide for me
Fly on back to me
Fly on, Fly on, Fly on back to me

Wherever You Go
Everyday you turn to go
I will leave you then refuse to let you know
You Drown Me
And Crowd Me
Wherever You Go
Every Turn You try to take
I'll be waiting with a word to make you wait
You Drown Me
And Crowd Me
Wherever You Go

Green
What you say and what you mean are two different things
It's what you want and what you need that fuels others greed
The seven seas and summer breeze could provide energy
But they don't care 'cos they can't see the earth is coloured green
They say the rules they have are safe it shouldn't bother me
They've got a boat to take it away and dump it in the sea
The seven seas the seven seas can't wash over me
But they don't care 'cos they can see money coloured green
Dig up, dig up the plants and seeds
Let's see how a split atom breeds
They take from Mother's earth the gift of life itself
They take from everywhere even the sky above
The seven seas, the seven seas let's keep them green
The seven seas, the seven seas let's keep them clean

HOMEGROUND

Welcome To Our Garden
WELCOME TO OUR COUNTRY'S GARDEN
WELCOME TO OUR ENGLISH RAIN
WESTERN IDEAS WESTERN VALUES
SEND THEM HOME TO THINK AGAIN
PAST THE FIELDS OF HOPS AND BARLEY
PAST THE OAST HOUSE AND COUNTRY LANE
CROSS THE FIELDS AND COUNTY BORDERS
PAST THE SPIRES AND BORN AGAIN
WON'T DRAG YOU DOWN, OR CROWD YOU OUT
WHEN THERE'S ROOM INSIDE YOUR HEART
TO WELCOME THE LOST AND WITH THE SOFTEST TOUCH
SHARE THIS GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND ?HOLD OUT YOUR HAND
STEP INSIDE THIS COUNTRY GARDEN
WHERE THE ENGLISH ROSES GROW
WHERE THE LONG DAY NEVER CLOSES
AND THE SUN WILL NEVER SET
AND IN THESE HUMAN TIDES
DO YOU SEE HUMANS WAVE?
THIS IS NO FLOOD
LET'S SWIM TOGETHER
WELCOME TO OUR COUNTRY GARDEN
WELCOME TO OUR COUNTRY GARDEN
WELCOME TO OUR COUNTRY GARDEN
WELCOME TO OUR
GARDEN
GARDEN
GARDEN OF HATE

WHEATSHEAF
TAKE MY HAND AND RUN WITH ME
FROM RED BRICK STREET TO GREENEST HILL
WE'LL LAY US DOWN IN FIELDS OF CORN
WHEATSHEAF TIED UP AGAINST THE WIND

TAKE MY HAND, AND RUN WITH ME
THROUGH GRASS AND FLAX WE'LL FIND THE SPOT
A DAISY CHAIN OUR WEDDING RING
AND BY THAT BROOK WE'LL TIE THE NOT
HILLS & TREES & FLOWERS & BEES AND
HILLS & TREES & FLOWERS & BEES IGNORE
SEPTEMBER'S CALL
TAKE MY HAND AND DANCE WITH ME
FROM MAY'S FIRST DAWN THROUGH SUMMER'S RUN
IN SEAS OF CORN, WE'LL SWIM 'TIL DAWN
AND LIFT OUR HEADS UP TO THE SUN

WISH-HOUND
MAKE A WISH FROM THE FIELDS OF THE HARVEST SUN
FROM THE EARTH TO THE SKY IN A SINGLE JUMP
I'LL HOLD YOU DEAR, AND I WANT YOU NEAR (ME)
FROM THE GROUND TO THE WALLS OF THE FACTORY
ALL THE JEWELS DRIVE THE WHEELS OF INDUSTRY
AND I WANT TO HEAR THOSE VOICES LOUD AND CLEAR
FROM THE TREES AND THE LEAVES OF THE FALL WE COME
FROM THE ROOTS OF THE EARTH TO THE SKY WE JUMP
I HOLD YOU DEAR,YOUR VOICES ECHO HERE

WISH HOUND (rpt) THE WISH HOUND IS HERE

Ten Bottles
TEN BOTTLES STANDING ON YOUR WALL
ONE BY ONE THEY WILL SURELY FALL
AND CUT THROUGH THE GROUND
AND WITHOUT A SOUND
THE QUIET EARTH WILL BREAK THE FALL
GREY LININGS SAIL ACROSS YOUR SKY
CROSS YOUR BROKEN HEART AND HOPE TO DIE
BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN
AND IN THE EVENING SUN
LONG SHADOWS CROSS YOUR LAWN
TEN BOTTLES DRY (HIGH AND DRY)
TIMES TABLE TURNED ON YOU (ONE LAST TIME)
400 HUNDRED BLOWS REIGN DOWN on YOU AND ME
RAISE BROKEN GLASSES TO YOUR EYES
DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH AND WONDER WHY
AS YOU START TO POUR YOU REMEMBER MORE
AND YOUR SORROWS LEARN TO SWIM
One by One (yeah)
One by one (yeah)

Hide & Seek
You said your said your said your hellos
Hide and seek
We hide the seek
Our love we'll keep
Hidden ready or not
Trick or treat
We lie and cheat
Our friends you see
Just those we meet
You said your said your said your hellos
Now say goodbye

Home Ground
How Will You Wait For Me Now?
How Will You Stay In My Heart?
I'm Not Begging You
I'm Not Telling You Now
How, Where Whether or When You'll Stay in My Dreams
Not Taking Your Home (I'm taking you home)
Not Taking Your Home (I'm taking you home)
Not Taking Your Home Ground
What Will You Say To Me Now?
What Words Will Stay In My Head?
I'm Not Telling You
I'm Not Asking You Now
How, Where Whether or When You'll Stay in My Heart
Not Taking Your Home (I'm taking you home)
Not Taking Your Home (I'm taking you home)
Not Taking Your Home Ground
When two bodies come to rest
There's no motion There's nothing left
Where Will You Wait For Me Now?
Where Will You Stay In My Heart?
I'm Not Begging You
I'm Not Telling You Now
How, Where Whether or When You'll Stay in My Dreams
Not Taking Your Home (I'm taking you home)
Not Taking Your Home (I'm taking you home)
Not Taking Your Home Ground

Window Shopping
You Call It Window Shopping
I Call It Looking In
I Walk Up To The Waters Edge
You Step Right In
You sell me indecision
I'm buying wait and see
It Only Takes One Look, One Glance
To Take Me In
Will You Change Me, Change Me, Change Me Now?
Will You Change Me, Change Me, Change Me Now?
Wait until it's all over
Before the runes are read
A war of words is raging
Inside my head
Will You Change Me, Change Me, Change Me Now?
Will You Change Me, Change Me, Change Me Now?
If I lose the will to wonder
I wonder will you too
And while you're changing everything
Will You Change Me Too?

The Road
You're Never Wrong, I'm never right
You Never Will Learn, I just might
Take the road you're already on
Must have wondered how this all goes on and on and on
You didn't rush, I couldn't wait
We only kill time, now it's too late
To change the road we're already on
Must have wondered how this all goes on and on and on
How many fields we stand in
How many seeds we're planting
I'm on time again
Right on time again, again, again again
You didn't stop, I didn't look
We only spend time we haven't got
To take the road we're staying on
Must have wondered where this all goes on and on and on
How many seas we stand in
How many waves we're counting
Stand in line again
Right on time again again again again again

UNRELEASED TRACKS

Town Crier
You worry your mum, you worry your dad
You worry your brothers and sisters with thoughts they never had
You walk in town, your shoulders are round
It's the weight of the world and you carry it over higher ground
You are the old town crier
You are the old town crier
You are the old town crier
You are you are the crier
With wide-open eyes, empty to receive
Believing in better and fairer and love like make-believe
As you sit on your own at your table for two
There's a restless desire to make more of this chance God's given you
You worry your mum, you worry your dad
You worry your brothers and sisters with thoughts they never had
You walk in town, your shoulders are round
It's the weight of the world and you carry it over higher ground
Are you ringing that bell in the town today?
Are you reading the news to a population that is walking away?
Are you ringing that bell?
Keep ringing that bell

Outside
Past Years When Tears
And Time Could Heal
Do a little work
Take a little walk
Making a wish
Walk in a dream
Outside
Outside (This Side Inside)
Outside (That Side Outside)
Outside
Past Wars, past deals
Lost dreams lost fields
Take a little rest
Take a little time
Walk in a stream
Walk in a dream
Passed years, passed deals
Now wars end wars
Make a little fist
Take in a film
Walk in a stream
Walk in a dream
The Other Side Of Here
I've been walking around with my head in the clouds
I've been standing my ground now there's no more ground
I've been taking my time now there's no more time
I've been looking at houses on the better side of town
I've been walking around with my head in the clouds
I've been standing my ground now there's no more ground
I've been taking my time now there's no more time
I've been looking at houses on the other side of here
Here, here, just here we're all here

It's Not Over
IT'S NOT OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER
AND THAT TIME IS NOW
WE'LL KEEP ON BELIEVING
ALTHOUGH WE'VE LOST OUR LOVE
NEW BEGINNINGS AREN'T EASY
SO WE'LL KNUCKLE DOWN AND HOLD ON TIGHTLY
IT'S THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD THAT'S BROKEN UP OUR HEARTS
AND BROKE OUR DREAMS
YOU CAN'T STAY HERE ANYMORE
AND YOU CAN'T CRASH ON MY FLOOR
IT'S TOO LATE IT'S THE END
IT'S NOT OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER
AND TIME WILL TELL
HOW WE TURNED TURNED OUR LIVING ROOM
INTO A LIVING HELL
TO END ISN'T EASY
AND SO WE'LL START AGAIN
WE TOOK ON THE WORLD TOGETHER
AND NOW WE'RE WORLDS APART
YOU WON'T SEE ME ANYMORE
AND YOU CAN'T CALL AT MY DOOR
SO DON'T WAIT IT'S THE END
IT'S NOT OVER, IT'S NOT OVER, IT'S NOT OVER
IT'S THE END

DRIVING HOME
WE'RE MEANT TO BE WE'RE YIN & YANG
AND SIDE BY SIDE WE'RE DRIVING HOME
HEART TO HEART AND HEAD TO HEAD
YOUR HAND IN MINE THIS DAY WE ARE WED
OUR HEARTS BEAT HERE
LIKE CHURCH BELLS PEEL
WITH NO GOD TO FEAR
OUR LOVE WILL HEAL
WHEEL TO WHEEL ALL ROADS WE'LL ROAM
THAT LEAD US BACK TO HEARTH AND HOME

THE SHILLING FOLK
IT'S MARKET DAY TODAY
AND THE FAIR WILL RETURN
WHEN THE MAY DAY POLE IS HERE
FOR US ALL TO CHASE AROUND

WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN THAT WE USED TO MEET?
ARE THEY ALL GROWN UP? (YES, THEY'VE ALL GROWN UP)
WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE FROM DOWN OUR STREET
WHO SAID THEY'D ALWAYS BE OUR FRIENDS?
THE SHILLING FOLK, THE SHILLING FOLK OF DAYS OF OLD, OF DAYS OF OLD
ON THE WAY FROM SUNDAY SCHOOL
THE CHILDREN MUST NOT PLAY
FOR THEIR BATH NIGHT IS TONIGHT
AND THEIR KNEES MUST NOT BE GRAZED

THIS WORLD
HARD WORK DID YOU NO HARM
YOU'RE STILL DOWN ON THE FARM
DO YOU REMEMBER ME?
LIKE I REMEMBER YOU?
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND FREE
OUR HEARTS WERE BIG AS SEAS
AND NOW WE'LL NEVER FLOW
AND NOW WE'LL NEVER BREATHE
UNTIL WE BELIEVE...
OUR DAY WILL COME OUR WILL BE DONE
IN THIS WORLD, IN THIS WORLD
HERE'S WORK FOR IDLE HANDS
HERE'S HOPE FOR DRIFTING SANDS
WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN ME AND I BELIEVE IN YOU
AND ALL THE THINGS WE SEE AND ALL THE THINGS WE DO
ARE ALL WE'LL EVER BE AND ALL WE'LL EVER NEED AND ALL WE WILL LEAVE

The Bottleneck Song
WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN
WHAT A PLACE TO CALL OUR HOME
A QUITE NICE PLACE TO VISIT
BUT YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE THERE

WHAT A JOB TO WORK AT
WHAT A WAY TO EARN YOUR DOUGH
A WAY TO PAY THE BILLS
AND KEEP A ROOF ABOVE YOUR HEAD
TALK THE TALK YOUR LIPS ARE SEALED
WALK THE WALK DRAG YOUR HEELS
Lyrics copyright : MLJ 1992, 1997, 2000-4