Lyrics

B-Sides, etc.

01. Velvet Crush
02. Alligator Smile
03. Highwayman
04. I Think I Miss You
05. Happy
06. Always Honey

07. Switchblade Smile
08. Valentine 69
09. Sugar I Swear

10. Daze
11. Highwayman
12. I Think I Miss You
13. She Makes Me Ill

14. As The Day Goes By
15. When We Were Young (Philo Version)
16. Caroline Says [Lou Reed]

17. Here I Am
18. Disappointed
19. Plaything

20. Suspicious Minds [Elvis Presley]

21. Cuba
22. Things Will Never Be The Same Again
23. Yeah Yeah

Fearghal McKee

24. What You Wanna Start?

 

As The Day Goes By

First of all I'll introduce the real thing
You could not get enough
You could not get enough until the next time
Became the last time, that came too soon

So here's to wishful thinking in the morning
You must begin again
You must begin again, sometimes you can take
Much more than you choose
Sometime when it's late and you've nothing left to lose
In Olive_ Street, take away the worries

I'll shed a little tear for little worries
And a simple twist of fate
A simple twist of fate, and you wondered why
As time went by, how it happened

On a California sunrise we made a baby
We knew each other well
We knew our folly well
Sometimes it's too late, and nature seals your grace
Mistakes are often made when you've got everything to lose
In Olive_ Street they teach you to be careful

So here's to wishful thinking and good fortune
You must begin again
You must begin again, sometimes you can fake
Much more than you choose
Sometimes when it's late and you've nothing left to lose
In Olive street they take away the worries
In olive street they teach you to be careful
In Olive street they take away the children

 

When We Were Young (Philo Version)

When we were kids we used to climb over the back wall into old Dan's scrap yard, then into the snooker hall where most of us kids were barred. And into the Roxy and the Stella where film stars starred. That's were me and Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rodgers got drunk, and jarred we might have been the saviours of men, the captured captain in the devil's dealing den, and we might have been the magic politician in some kind of tricky position, but like an old old master musician we kept on wishing, we were headed for the number one hit country again.

There's an old photograph of Dan I wish you could've seen, of him and the boys, poised, standing in St. Stephen's Green. Y'see they were part of the great freedom dream, but they were caught and detained and are still locked inside the frame of the photograph. And he might have been, the clever con, the good Samaritan, the Rascal___ man, and he might have been the loaded gun, the charlatan of the tap dancing fan, but like an old old pioneer from outer Afghanistan he's headed for the number one hit country again.

Old Dan the Raincoat hums the very special notes of his long lost favourite melody. It reminds him of a love affair when he was young and did not care. And the parting, so soft so sadly that he might have been the laughing cavalero, the wise old commenchero, the desperado, the gigolo from Glasgow, the good looking Rudolph Valentino, but like an old old hunter in search of the female buffalo, he's headed for the number one hit country again.

And it's true, true blue, Irish blue, and it's true, and sometimes it reminds me of you.

Cos up til now my youthful age was a useless wage, a torn out page, a worn out gauge, a dirty shade, a big charade, a has been made. And honesty was his only excuse. I took your love and I used it, and honesty was his only excuse.

 

Caroline Says II

Caroline says, as she gets up off the floor
'Why is it that you beat me
It isn't any fun'
Caroline says, as she makes up her eye
'You ought to learn more about yourself
Think more than just "I"'

But she's not afraid to die,
All of her friends call her Alaska
When she takes speed they laugh and ask her
What is in her mind, what is in her mind

Caroline says, as she gets up off the floor
'You can hit me all you want to
But I don't love you any more'
Caroline says, while biting her lip
'Life was meant to be more than this
And this is a bum(?) trip'

But she's not afraid to die,
All of her friends call her Alaska
When she takes speed they laugh and ask her
What is in her mind, what is in her mind

She put her fist, through the window pane
It was such a funny feeling
It's so cold in Alaska

 

Here I Am

Here I am, subject to the hate that I don't need you
Here I am, wade into great well I can't wait
Here I am, the man who said it all if I recall

I went to the doctor, said "Doctor I'm the man who said it all"

Here I am, the best I ever had and it's late
Here I am, queen of all I see and I love you, yeah I love you
Where I am, it's not really where I want to be

I went to the doctor, said "Doctor I'm the man who said it all"

I don't know what I've become

 

Disappointed

I have no miracle in my pocket no cross upon my back
A dream of __ in leather and of never going back
Wars seem to surround me and words they're closing in
This crazy world and this fucked place in ____ every ___ sin

Where the road rises before me as I walk my final mile
I sold my soul and watched it grow
I can't deny

I've seen the things that you have done
I hang my head in shame, hang my head in shame
After all the things you do
You are, you are a disappointment to me

My bags are packed and I've left this town to find a better place
Memories still haunt me in every moving face
Well I've still things left to look for and I've still things left to find
Son you are not a part of me, you are not mine

I've seen the things that you have done
I hang my head in shame, hang my head in shame
After all the things you do
You are, you are a disappointment to me

[Lyrics]

 

What You Wanna Start?

Dance 'til your doomsday
Sell all your money
Happy as Larry
She's milk in your honey
Breaking a habit
Can be to addictive
A do, do or don't
A party restricted

That thumb you under
So carefully plastered
She's Hollywood best
And it's you she has mastered
Engines on fire

Be brief, be brave, be gone
Never last when you switch it on
Be brief, be brave, be gone

USA evangelists
We know where Hewson lives
Take the machine apart
Know what you wanna start

Check out the dead zone
The liars and rivals
The ______ are coming
Stems cells divide them
Desert horizons
Check out on the rival
Halo's on fire
No time for denial
TV's on fire
Pay-per-view riots
Stealing dollar bills
Fighter jet pilots

The world's on fire

Be brief, be brave, be gone
Never last when you switch it on
Be brief, be brave, be gone

USA evangelists
We know where Bono lives
Take the machine apart
Know what you wanna start

USA evangelists
We know where Hewson lives
Take the machine apart
Know what you wanna start