Album Lyrics

Through the Heart of Town

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Wrapped Up

Wrapped Up

Goin out on the town on the town tonight
Goin out with the same old crowd tonight
I’m broken up without a lover
I’m growing up without another

Did I dream about you at the foot of my bed?
Did I dream about somebody else instead?
I’m broken up, I want to kiss her
I’m growing up, I’m gonna miss her

(chorus)

I saw it happen to you
Now it’s happening to me too
I’m so wrapped up on you
So wrapped up on you
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What are you gonna do, what’s it gonna be?
What are you gonna choose is it him or me?
I’m broken up without my friend
I’m growing up right to the end

I saw it happen to you
Now it’s happening to me too
I’m so wrapped up on you

I saw it happen to you
Now it’s happening to me too
I’m so wrapped up on you
So wrapped up on you
So wrapped up on you

Writer D. McElligott
Arrangers – New Madrids

You

You

First time I saw you had to know your name
Had to get inside of your head
I saw it comin but it hit just the same
Now we’re rolling round inside of your bed
We get so high life It passes us by
Livin in the sweetest disgrace
And for a time I thought you were mine
But we drifted, and now the past I embrace

(chorus)

And the night time comes around once again
I’m thinking of you
Time passes by do you remember me friend
Cos the way I remember way I remember you

 

Now the world keeps turning in the New York State
Day’s keep burning away
A lot of time on my hands and I’m questioning fate
Hanging on the words that you said
You got it right, life I know it’s a ride
A little motion nothing more in the end
What can I do, I’m thinking  of you
The commotion going on in my head

(chorus)

 

Writer. Ian Hutchison
Arrangers – New Madrids

Shake

Shake

Not for the first time, not for the last
We’re trying to remember, trying to look back
Low sun was blinding, mornings were cold
Sweet sweet vision, sweet story told

But you cried when I told you it was over
And you tried not to let me walk out the door

(chorus)

This is a shake
This is a shake
It’s a shakedown
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I could have told you, you shoulda known
I wasn’t gonna be the one, to take you back home
I found the right rhymes, found the right chords
Sweet sweet vision, sweet story told

But you cried when I told you it was over
And you tried not to let me walk out the door

(Chorus)

 

Writer – D. McElligott
Arrangers – New Madrids

Hey Christine

Hey Christine

Woke up in the morning
My head tired, a tightness settin round my chest
Raised a glass to the fallen
Took a drink from the bottle that was lying by my bed

Walked a dirt road in summertime
Lost ourselves for a while when the sun was hanging low
Never find me no better time
Cursed myself and the day that I ever let you go

(chorus)

And hey Christine I’m finding out
The hardest way there ain’t no doubt
My worn out heart is on it’s knees
Faded out on this weathered sleeve

We drove to the hurricaine
And our minds they were blown in the pouring summer rain
I was into the medicine
And everything that we had we just threw it all away

(chorus)

But the clouds did part, and it’s clearer now
That I walked that path you led me down
On my own, never needed know help at all
Cos I was blind, couldn’t see
That the fall lay within me
Now the roads, yeah they take me back
To the place where we started at

(chorus)

Writer. Ian Hutchison
Arrangers – New Madrids

Shine a Light

Shine a Light

Ain’t nothing going on, ain’t nothing here to see
No I ain’t done you wrong, forgiveness ain’t what I seek
I’m just looking for something deep inside
Cos emptiness it fills me up
And what I need tonight is

(chorus)

If you know how I’m feeling
Come on and, shine a light on me
Cos the darkness all around me is creeping
It’s getting so hard to see
Shine a light on me

The day’s been heavy now, like a weight down on me
Been raining for so long, should be underneath the sea
I’ve been looking for something deep inside
Something to believe in, to keep this blue heart beating tell me

(chorus)

So where do we go from here, and just how we getting there?
Cos I’ve been looking down, just like I know you do
Gotta turn this thing around
And find myself the truth

And the darkness  all around me is creeping
It’s getting so hard to see
Shine a light on me
It’s getting so hard to see
Shine a light on me
It’s getting so hard to see
Shine a light on me

Writer. Ian Hutchison
Arrangers – New Madrids

Big Fun

Big Fun

Big Fun at the railway yard
Smashing all the windows in a stolen car
Sniffin outta paint tins
Climbing up on roofs
You’re gonna break your mothers’ heart

Halfway through the summer
Through the most important year
That there’s ever gonna be
Wanna stay like this forever
Lying in the grass
Watchin planes flying over me

And I started out
Doin all the things I wish I could now
Started out alright
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I was drinking outta puddles
Couldn’t find no tap
Sun was beatin hot an heavy on my back
Each day was longer than the last
Still went by too fast
And I just kept getting older

At fourteen I was barely a boy
Gotta job washin dishes
Gave an older woman joy
Stole my brother’s favourite record
Worth the strap across my back
First time I heard AC/DC singin Back in Black

(chorus x 2)
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Some of my friends I still see around now
Now and then
Talk about times we had
Times we wished would never end

(chorus x 3)

Writer – D. McElligott
Arrangers – New Madrids

Long is the Way

Long is the Way

Got a cold amber necktie to put me to rest
Silence was golden for things that you said
I’d preach to your choir but you already know
Got trouble in your heart you don’t want to show

(chorus)
Don’t get your hopes up, you’re already late
I’m not the kind just to stand here and wait
I’ve got a soul it’s a soul you can’t save
Short was the lesson, long is the way
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I crawled through your nightmares of love bold and true
Caught your diseases this just will not do
St. Christopher lost me heading back from the South
But that cold North wind found me, found me right out

(chorus)
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now luck up and left you
I know not where she did go
but I never could say that I told you so

These creatures surround me at every turn
But I command righteous fire and I’ll sing while they burn
St. Christopher lost me heading back from the South
But that cold North wind found me, found me right out

(chorus)

Writer – D. McElligott
Arrangers – New Madrids

Mountain of Trouble

Mountain of Trouble

I rode in on a losing streak, was looking for a change
I shook the past from out of my head
Cos I was ready to start again
Oh lord knows I’m due some time on the flip side of this coin
Got to believe, that the dice will turn

(chorus)

But the more I want, the less I get
It’s easy to see and it’s hard to forget
Got a mountain, of trouble to climb
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With the morning sun at my back I was spitting out the night before
Well I’m a million odd miles from just where it’s at
And every step I take it’s further you know
But the bottleneck blues yeah they keep me amused
Sliding around in my head
You better believe there’s gonna be repercussions from the things that you said

(chorus)
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Well I saw it all reflected in the rains that tumbled down
Walked along these empty streets of this broken burned out town
For the last time I prayed so hard but never on my knees
Cos all I believe in is standing right in front of me

And ever since I saw that burning light
I’ve been in the darkest deepest night
Come on back and shine that ever lasting on me
And ever since I saw that burning light
I’ve been in the darkest deepest night
Come on back and shine that ever lasting on me

(chorus)

Writer. Ian Hutchison
Arrangers – New Madrids

Alaska

Alaska

I ain’t had much to drink
Not as much as you think
I just been out for a little
While with my friends

And now you’re leaving me
Cos you don’t believe in me
You’re saying all I do
Is think about myself

(chorus)

Cold hearted Alaska
Never knew a woman
Who’d been named quite so well
Cold hearted Alaska
Next thing I hear is when
The pin hits the shell
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My sister ain’t with us
She jumped right off the bus
She left us crying
And I think I lost my mind

And two years earlier
My friend caused quite a stir
He left us crying
And I know I lost my mind

(chorus)
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And you’re gone, you’re gone
I can’t go on and on, on like this
I see them little eyes just filling up with mist
Watching you and me tear it all apart
It breaks my heart, it’s gonna break my heart
It breaks my heart

Now it’s getting late
So don’t you hesitate
Just pack your things
Go get out of my life

Cos I found something new
That does not include you
It’s called a happy way
To live without no strife

(chorus)

Writer – D McElligott

Need a Friend

Need a Friend

To the small town blues goodbye
To the Ballantyne nights and the Grill side bar
Got South Street rhythm and a fire inside
Gonna steal some hearts away

And I can see you’re riding on high
Everybody gonna know all about you
Turning out just like you said it was going to
Of that I can testify

(chorus)

If you ever need a friend
To lend a hand, I’m there helping you out
If you ever need a friend
On me you sure can count    
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And you know there’s a place you can always turn
We’re a bridge that ain’t never gonna be burned
Anytime, anyday

(chorus)

 

Writer. Ian Hutchison
Arrangers – New Madrids