Lyrics

"The Lucky Caller No.9"

01. City Friend
02. Not On Your Side
03. Houndstooth Shirt
04. She Knocks Me Out
05. While The Drunken Jailor Sleeps
06. Fallen Stars (In Late Night Bars)
07. The Family Is Still Young
08. The Tugging Of An Older Day
09. Bought & Sold
10. Walking To Meet You

 

City Friend

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Not On Your Side

We saw a chance, we took a shot
My hand got stuck in your honey pot
I had Batman's belt, I had a grappling hook
But still I lost my Queen to a smarter Rook
So put out that I filed a case
To wipe the smile right off your face
But then I dusted down, now I'm doing fine
I'm like the lucky caller number 9

So hey why you looking at me as if I'm not on your side?
And hey why you looking at me like you've got something to hide?
And hey didn't I make it clear I could bear you no grudge?
So hey why you looking at me as if there's someone to judge?

Times moves on so we kiss and tell
I find someone new to ring my bell
But a friend that's true, that is a deeper thing
And when a friend gets lost it leaves a lasting sting
And a friend that comes to pull you from the blues
The friend you had in me and the friend I had in you

So hey why you looking at me as if I'm not on your side?
And hey why you looking at me like you've got something to hide?
And hey didn't I make it clear I could bear you no grudge?
So hey why you looking at me as if there's someone to judge?
To judge...

Talk to me now, my guard it's down
Talk to me now, my guard it's down

So hey why you looking at me as if I'm not on your side?
And hey why you looking at me like you've got something to hide?
And hey didn't I make it clear I could bear you no grudge?
So hey why you looking at me as if there's someone to judge?
To judge...

 

Houndstooth Shirt

The city looks evocative from its Friday lips
And wears the river like a dress around its swinging hips, hips
And I watch the dolly-birds with their painted eyes
I'm getting jealous of the breezes blowing around their thighs...
For they shiver and they shimmer from their head to their toe
And there is every sort of orange hanging in this grove

It's Friday night and I'm going out
I wanna see the people on the street scream, dance and shout
'Cos the week's been tough, but now my work is done
And I'm not feeling any closer to my paradise in the sun
And I wanna laugh and joke and flirt
So I have cut my hair and bought myself a brand new houndstooth shirt,
A houndstooth shirt, a houndstooth shirt

I've got a flutter in my heart, I've got some money in the bank
Tonight I leave behind the job that makes me wanna walk the plank...
For when I tip-toe on a tight-rope up above a pool of sharks
Friday night's the flint that always brings me back my spark...
I guess the perfume and the make-up put a spell on me
'Cos I never tire of the paintings in this gallery

It's Friday night and I'm going out
I wanna see the people on the street scream, dance and shout
'Cos the week's been tough, but now my work is done
And I'm not feeling any closer to my paradise in the sun
And I wanna laugh and joke and flirt
So I have cut my hair and bought myself a brand new houndstooth shirt, a houndstooth shirt, a houndstooth shirt

I'm addicted to the gossip and the tic-tac-toe
And the million dollar question of "Where will we go?"
And the moon on the city, it's a sight to see
And the high-heels on the pavement are a symphony
Take me out to a club where no one can dance
And I'll show you the girl with the forest fire glance
And we'll waltz to the rhythm of the indie din
They will play ____ ____ ____ to when our ship comes in
Said they'll play ____ ____ ____ to when our ship comes in
When our ship comes in, when our ship..

It's Friday night and I'm going out
I wanna see the people on the street scream, dance and shout
'Cos the week's been tough, but now my work is done
And I'm not feeling any closer to my paradise in the sun
And I wanna laugh and joke and flirt
So I have cut my hair and bought myself a brand new houndstooth shirt, a houndstooth shirt, a houndstooth shirt
A houndstooth shirt, a houndstooth shirt, a houndstooth shirt

 

She Knocks Me Out

I've been walking in circles and chasing my tail
Since out courtship has come to an end
And I feel my heart sink, I could do with a drink
Cos I'm lower than I can pretend

It's been over a week since I heard the door creek
And the footprints that took her away
With no talk of a cheat, no clandestine deceit
But it seems like we've gotta part ways

She knocks me out, knocks me out, knocks me out
Knocks me out, knocks me out, knocks me out

So I'll go to the tailor, I'll give him some coins
And I'll ask him to make me a suit
Something smooth, something slick
But just please make it quick
Cos I've gotta go roving it's true

And my mind's been a mess since I lost her caress
And my heart it is a wrecking ball
So be swift or be dead
But use some magic thread
So I don't have to miss her at all

She knocks me out, knocks me out, knocks me out
Knocks me out, knocks me out, knocks me out

So I'll go to a bar, I'll take a look around
I might even find a nice girl
I'll be handsome and strong as if nothing is wrong
Like there's nothing but grace in this world
But there will come a point when the beer it will anoint
When I'll tell her my troubles, my woes
And she'll be quite polite but she'll bid me good night
She'll say that's just the way this life goes

She knocks me out, knocks me out, knocks me out
Knocks me out, knocks me out, knocks me out

Now I'm walking alone and I'm cursing and kicking a kicking a stone
And I wanna forget she's the best that I've met
I'm a mad dog that's chewing a bone

It's been over a week since I heard the door creek
And the footprints that took her away
With no talk of a cheat, no clandestine deceit
But it seems like we've gotta part ways

 

While The Drunken Jailor Sleeps

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Fallen Stars (In Late Night Bars)

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The Family Is Still Young

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The Tugging Of An Older Day

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Bought & Sold

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Walking To Meet You

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