QUADRIO LYRICS

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DIRTY MAN

So the sleeping dog refused to lie

All your arguments are televised

An uncorroborated alibi

And the politician fries

Dirty man

You believed the girl to be a fool

She was fresh out of corrective school

Only seventeen but what an ass

And you couldn't let it pass

Dirty man

And your wife is such a patient thing

Wears a smile because she wears your ring

Always glad to toe the party line

For tomorrow's Question Time

Dirty man

 BLOW THE WORLD AWAY

You've been in bed now for days

I'm tired of asking when you're coming out to play

All the neighbours think you're dead

Was it something I said?

If your life is so shit

I've got a knife, you could finish it

Yeah I'll be glad to hold your coat

As you open up your throat

Let's make a night of it

'Cause I once heard you say

There's no meaning anyway

Won't you come on out to play?

Hey hey, we could blow the world away

Won't you come on out to play?

Hey hey, we could blow the world away

Now I'm not here to make a fuss

But as I recall, I used to be the man who does

Now there's weeds all up the path

And there's a spider in the bath


Did I push you to the brink?

'Cause in this silence I can almost hear you think

And I think it's all a game

You put yourself to shame

With this whispering campaign

Hear the good people say

There's no meaning anyway

Won't you come on out to play?

Hey hey, we could blow the world away

Won't you come on out to play?

Hey hey, we could blow the world away

ANCHORED DOWN

Baby babe believe me

Forget what I could be

I'm so happy anchored down

If you ever leave me

Storms will rage inside me

And I'll fill your sails with sound

O baby see

You're everything to me

You're everything to me

I have followed rainbows

Found a hollow ocean

Where my ship had run aground

I was sleeping softly

Was she thinking of me?

Would she ever let me down?

O baby see

You're everything to me

You're everything to me

ODE TO JOE

I wish I'd never signed up

But dreams so rarely come true

And I wish my pen had dried up

Before I gave them all to you

Everybody told me

Keep your head boy, keep your head boy

But patience couldn't hold me

And I blew my band away

Now I feel like I been ripped off

I feel like I been sold

So I'm gonna lift the lid off

It's high time the truth were told

'Cause everybody asks me

What drugs you on boy, drugs you on boy

Their faces when I tell them I don't take the shit

And everybody thinks you're the lucky man

Well now, how can I believe in

Cheques I'm not receiving?

Seems I sold it all for free

Hear what I say now

Give me my songs

Don't do me wrong

There's another band who'd like to sing along

Give me my songs

Don't do me wrong

'Cause I was young, that's how we got along

When all my friends were gone

ALL THIS IS OVER

Tell me now what you done

Show me how she was won

A song from the bar that messed with her heart?

A smile from the table?

'Cause suddenly she is looking at me

Like she is unable to say

All this is over

All this is over

We were one, now she's gone

We were kissing, now she's missing

Out of the bar, into your car

Away from the glances

The prettiest star, better by far

Than all my romances

All this is over

All this is over

Tell me now what you done

Show me how she was won

GOOD IS GONE

Another night is gone

Been sleepless, been afraid

Thinking of friends

Who seldom pass my way

Maybe I said too many things

When I was lost and scared 

And put upon

And all I need now is everything

All the good, all the good is gone

I was seduced

Sold as soon as seen

She was a daddy's girl

The day she came to me

She and I sang our lullabies

She gave me an ocean just to dream upon

Met a man and she caught his eye

Now all the good, all the good is gone

Didn't somebody say

A man is only what he makes?

And so in a way

I'm a series of mistakes

Through black of night to the blue of day

I can see her waving as she ran away

And I guess I'll be staying on

But all the good, all the good is gone

MAN IN A SUITCASE

I've been here six months now

But still not begun

To unpack my suitcase

Of all I've become

And you exist because of this

Uncertain of me

But sure of all others

You've known only days

You buy their allegiance

With the heart you betray

And secretly you're tired of me

But too tired to say

All the same

You can sleep again

Sure I was true

Their company

Means nothing to me

I only want you

And we could be something

So people could say

It's so good to see you

Hey, why don't you stay?

And you gave me all your big heart holds

But I gave you away


All the same

You can sleep again

Sure I was true

Their company

Means nothing to me

I only want you

WHISTLE BLOWER

And what of our friends? Where are they?

Here all our lives, gone today

Tell me, is it all over?

I can't decide

I swear someone whistled

December so soon

Southern winds

Will whistle our tune

And we'll give in

Give into me, I'll give into you

And I'll live only to whistle

'Cause someone sold every word

I ever whispered

Every time I wasn't home

A whistle was blown

Elizabeth, I know you well

Too happy to buy all they sell

Tell me, is it all over?

I can't decide

I swear someone whistled

Someone sold every word

I ever whispered

Now it's done

I'm out of the way

So whistle away

GREAT UNCLE JOHNNY

Sod off, she said

I'm not part of this crowd

Drugged off their heads

And drinking out loud

I'm usually down by ten

The kids need my comfort then

Their daddy walked out in the rain

And never came home

And I waited for years by the window

Clutching a silent telephone

How long I've been alone . . . 

And you'd make a great uncle, Johnny

You need love and I need the money

Oh no, I'm not being funny

You'd make a great uncle, Johnny

Sod it, I said

I'm so easily led

And weak at the knees

But I'lll race you to bed

And bathe in your shutterlight

For I've nowhere to sleep tonight

She told me, don't hold me in here

Just wait in the road

And I shivered alone for a lifetime

As she scored another load

After all the class I showed

You'd make a great uncle, Johnny

You need love and I need the money

Oh no, I'm not being funny

You'd make a great uncle, Johnny

Yeah, you'd make a great

Don't say it's too late

You'd make a great uncle, Johnny

COVER YOUR BACK

In love, you're as strong as my mother

Unconscious, I dream of no other

And these past twenty years

When you could have been here

Have been tainted

And tortured

And tough

And I'd have loved to cover your back

But I wasn't enough

Your father could never have guessed

How the time would prove I was best

When he painted my skin

With a fist on my chin

Then I never held you again


But my blanket has covered your back

Ever since then

I gave your bedroom away

To a player I'd crossed

And I heard him laughing today

Like he'd found what I lost

Last night I was haunted again

You came back, I welcomed you in

And though we've never been 

To the place in my dreams

We both seem to know the address

Once again, to cover your back

To watch you undress

Once again, to cover your back

To watch you undress

THAT WAS THE TIME

Who'd have guessed

But I've been blessed

The die rolled my way

When I'd placed a bet on it

Undeserved, 

I've been served

With riches untold

Now I've made a mess of it

And it's true that I turned every stone

And crossed every line

And it's she who I hunted alone

Until she was mine

The flame-headed child that came

Was our love defined

But the time between your thighs

That was the time

Jerusalem

Lets' sing it again

This England I knew

Has long been American

Still I won't be afraid of my fate

It's not how I'm designed

If they bargained to break down the gate

I'd gladly decline

Yeah, I'd give it all away

Every dime

For the time between your thighs

That was the time

Yes, all I remember now

Is when you were mine


And the time between your thighs

That was the time

 

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