LYRICS


Catchey Monkey

Words and music by Chris Carr

You talk about them, I talk about us
You talk about yourself too much
You scream revolution at the bottom of your glass
But you got to get something that's fit to last

So it's..
Slowly, slowly catchey the monkey

Because you've got long hair and your boots are worn
You been to university and your clothes are torn
You got high ideals and a noble mind
But the working man has got food to find

So it's..
Slowly, slowly catchey the monkey

You say it's all for one and all for nothing
While your family money keeps you away from the bottom
A hard days work, do you know what that's worth?
A minimum wage in a maximum earth?

I wonder why I bother to say all this
Too early?
You look at me with your eyebrows low
And you say, "What difference to me, myself and I?"
I guess the homeless child will know

That it's..
Slowly, slowly catchey the monkey

You got time to think
You got time to drink
You got time to realise
You're the same as them, you are run of the mill
You are institutionalised

Slowly, slowly catchey the monkey

Chords- G D F C
D C (bridge)

Stockings And Suspenders

Words and music by Chris Carr

Lonely divorcee in stockings and suspenders
It must be sad but what can be had
From the embers of a marriage
She says she's no longer chained
But her children say she's changed
Paints black her eyes, puts brown on her thighs

Bend over one more time, it's my last day here
Keep those memories you made, they're a masturbatory aid
All done, now I'm gone, I'll return much quicker
Then I'll see again that knicker flicker

I bet you wish is was you
Well I do too, because I can't take anymore
Of this looking down at the floor
I got to find something new
So I leave, away, to find
Something that won't make me blind

Chords- A7 G7 D7 E7
D7 E7 A7 G7 (bridge)

Mr Wonder

Words and music by Chris Carr

Would you like to be mine, be my life line?
I'm sure in time we'll rhyme together like a perfect poem on the wall in the hall
Don't fuss, it's a must
We'll discuss how you feel and if it's real, don't make a meal out of me
We'll find a place, we'll escape from the bustle and the rustle
Of the dead leaves we knew before we did not adore
We couldn't give them anymore, couldn't give them anymore

If you want me show me, stretch your arms out a little bit longer
I'll be your fool, we'll break the golden rule
And we'll disappear like stones into a pool
I could not be this way if I did not mean the things I say
I just need a little piece before I sleep
So let me keep my hand there in you hair

Let me be your one and only mister wonder
And keep your head upon my shoulder
We'll take this chance before we're older
Forget the rest I'll be your best
Mister wonder

You're one of a kind and I find you
On the beach whilst I was counting shipwrecks from the shore
I watch the second hand spin and now I touch your skin and I begin
To lose my senses, will you bring me back to them?
You seem to prove with every move that you're in my groove
Let me drop the needle and let the record play
We'll turn around, around, around ,around
We'll revolutionise


Chords- G D Em C

Rolling Away

Words and music by Chris Carr

I look up the word love still don't know what it means
Relationships are above me and I've sailed so many seas
So I keep on rolling, rolling away from love

Always take for granted those soft words in my ear
I didn't realise they meant it until they disappear
So I keep on rolling, rolling away from love

It's easier this way
You know I'm too numb to say
So I just keep rolling away

These feelings of lost little boy may run away some day
For now I keep on rolling, rolling away

Chords - G G C D
C D

Teaser

Words and music by Chris Carr

I got a sweety wrapper looker on my mind
So I'm throwing away my old langsyne
I've seen the way that she rolls her own
How she does it like that, I don't know
But if you see her tell her she's somehow irresistible
I'm going to beat her at her own game and say no names
Just hold my hand and tell me a story about glory
And how you won the war with no guns

She's a deadpan joker it seems unkind
She holds all the cards it blows my mind
When she rolls her eyes and then shows her gold
When she bluffs like that I have to fold
I'm going to teach her how to feature
In all my not so innocent thoughts
I'm going to bet her I can get her
Out of my head and into bed
Because I need her I'm going to feed her
Sugar and spice and all things nice

She's a teaser
I can't please her Chords- Am7 Dm7 Em7 Dm7

Help Me To Shine

Words and music by Chris Carr

I'm shaking, I'm faking
I'm falling apart at the dreams
It seems it's not so easy
Help me to shine
At the table not a word from me
I'm thinking about drinking my life away
It seems it's not so easy
Help me to shine

In the morning I'm still sleeping
All those precious times they're leaking away
Seems it's not so easy
Help me to shine
In the mirror new reflection
Have we met before? Strange complexion
There's a look in those eyes I don't recognise
Help me to shine

That hunted feeling
With trousers down
That hunted feeling
There's no-one around
There's nobody around

Too many cigarettes, too many bears
Too much confusion and not enough tears
It seems it's not so easy
Help me to shine
The idiot intellect beaten to ground
The confidant the humorous his hands are bound
It seems it's not so easy
Help me to shine

Chords- Capo on 5

C F Am G x2 then- C F G Am (F G)
[keep 1st string open and don't move 1st finger]

bridge - F G
F G C C(b bass) Am7 G F G

I'm Not Dancing

Words and music by Chris Carr

Two loves in two minutes have taken their choices
So I analyse myself I criticise myself, I hear voices
I hear voices, I hear voices

Take a trip to realise that it's over
Now I look the other way, I look the other way
Cannot see the sunlight in the eyes of their children
It could have been me, it should of

Two leaves in a tree sitting next to me
And then they were gone
Two leaves in a tree sitting next to me
And then they were none

Decisions made, decisions lost and so I count the cost
I'm frost, I fold, I bleed ice cold
And I'm not dancing

And I know it's only loneliness
But still I fear recovery
Because I've never felt so much in touch
I've never ever felt so alive

Two leaves in a tree sitting next to me
And then they were gone
Two leaves in a tree sitting next to me
And then they were none
Two leaves in a tree sitting next to me
And then they were gone
Two leaves in a tree sitting next to me
And then they were none


Chords- B D E
B C#m7 B A E E D

Gary

Words and music by Chris Carr

I always thought that the point of your cap
Was to keep the sun from your eyes
You choose to wear it backwards
So you cannot hear the cries, as you
Drive around in your XR3
With your music turned up high
Girlfriend puts on her hairspray
Thinks she's having the time of her life, and she says

"I love you Gary
I can't wait till we marry
We'll have a couple of kids and watch MTV
say, "I love you and you love me" oh Gary"

I see you got the Sun again
It's a wonder you can read
Scanning through the headlines
Never getting past page three
It's not that I am bitter
But you're rotten to the core
In bed with your girlfriend
I bet you leave her wanting more, still she'll say

"I love you Gary
I can't wait till we marry
We'll have a couple of kids and watch MTV
say, "I love you and you love me" oh Gary"

I don't understand the meaning of your life
Still, it's not my place to wonder
But when I look into your eyes
I see the country sinking under

Fight night at your local
Because you spilt somebody's drink
It would be easy to apologise
But you've got no time to think
Didn't see the bottle break
Untill it took you by surprise
Dying in your girlfriend's arms
Through blood-stained tears she cries

"I love you Gary
I can't wait till we marry
We'll have a couple of kids and watch MTV
say, "I love you and you love me" oh Gary"

Chords- A C D
G D C D
bridge - Em7 Am7 (C D)

She Comes She Goes

Words and music by Chris Carr

She slide right through my brain
Like a bullet leaves a frame
To a lonely life
I don't remember all the names
Through my tears they sound the same
In a lonely life

I cannot dim the light
It shines on through the night
In a lonely life
As it's taken from my hand
Only then I understand
In a lonely life

How she feels nobody knows
She come she goes

So becomes another friend
And they say friendships never end
In a lonely life
But why does she feel so cold to touch
When I need her so much

How she feels nobody knows
She come she goes

I knew she was there and she was mad as a bear
And she made the right noise for the costume
I said, "all right, if the hat fits I will love you to bits"
So she took me upstairs to the bedroom
It didn't take long till the nightmares came along
Now she's acting supernatural, she said,
"I'm a medium" I said, "you look more like a large"
She got a knack for misinterpretation

How do you do Lou?

Chords- A C#m7 B A E
A E F# A E
B A E F#

34C

Words and music by Chris Carr

She got legs right up to her head
She got a head right down to her legs
She drinks that Caribbean rum at the night time
When she drinks that Caribbean rum I know it's the right time
She got a 34C and it knocks me out

Chords- [We know it's daft but we've seen you singing along!]
A D E

What's wrong

Words and music by Chris Carr

Voice out of nowhere says he wants to die
Smiling boy he asks him why
He says, "I feel so lonely, so misunderstood"
Smiling laughs, "it's just the drugs!"
Dreadlocked demon stares me out
Says, "boy come snort a line"
I try to play it cool say, "it hurts my nose
And I'm already pretty high"

And she says, "What's wrong with you?"

The man with the pills he's popular guy
He seems to be having a good night
Everybody wants a piece of him
But it's a lonely world he's living in
Sleeping beauty wakes from trance
She looks me up and down
I ask her if she tripped alright
She screams, "did you break my crown?"
And she says, "What's wrong with you?"

Nose ring guy comes on to me
I politely tell him that I'm not gay
He says, "how do you know if you never tried?
There's a latent twinkle in your eye"
Man on stairs, eyes closed
Raises his head, eyes open
Looks me in the eye, turns away
Eyes closed then she says
"What's wrong with you?"

Chords- G C D C

I Adore

Words and music by Chris Carr

Feeling a little peculiar
Feeling like I don't rule you
Need to assert a little authority
Make it known that you belong to me
I'll take you home, I'll break you bones

I say, "jump" you say, "how high?"
I say, "what?" you tell me why
I say, "run" you say, "how far?"
I say, "come" you say, "I adore"

You make me laugh, you make me smile
You make me want to play a while
I have to go I will leave you chained
Shackled in my twisted brain
I'll take you home, I'll break you bones

I say, "jump" you say, "how high?"
I say, "what?" you tell me why
I say, "run" you say, "how far?"
I say, "come" you say, "I adore"

You run away and I await your return
You will never, never, never learn
Frightened of the calm, frightened of the charm
Stuck here on my arm
Always wanting more
And you know I adore!

I say, "jump" you say, "how high?"
I say, "what?" you tell me why
I say, "run" you say, "how far?"
I say, "come" you say, "I adore"

Chords- Capo on 2
Em G A
Em D
Bm7 Am7

So So Alien

Words and music by Chris Carr

Feels like I'm in another country, feels like I just don't belong
Why do they smile and then say that it happens every day
And there's nothing you can do about it?
They say, "wise up, get real and try not to feel because the wheel is set in motion"
And they live their lives in the famous ones
And they live their lives in the gossip columns
And they sip their recently advertised potion

Sometimes I feel like a different being
Sometimes I feel so so alien

There is a free malteser in every pack
If you find it, they will want it back
The ignorant track is easy to follow at the end you'll find them sleepy and hollow
Has the world gone mad?
If that's an obvious question give an obvious answer
In an obvious way so I can say
I know now what I did not know before
Unlock that door again so I can see the child in me go wild and free
Creatively just let me be

Sometimes I feel like a different being
Sometimes I feel so so alien

Miniaturise and spiritualise beguile this life before your eyes
Retrospective significance honey almond lies
Beauty is skin deep they are crawling underneath invasive surgery pulling your belief Feather contact moon dust whispered in your ears
Twenty second highs and lows that last for years
To intoxicate the boredom they change the shape of fun
To anaesthetise the hopeful make slaves of everyone

Chords- Capo on 3
E E(F#) Abm7 A
C#m A E A

What The King Say

Words and music by Chris Carr

The bishop turns his faith upside down
He's twisted by his battle with the knight
The queen paces lonely halls, jumps and hears the king call
"Where were you last night?"

The deal was made a week ago, a bishop win then queen free to go
Just one more move away
Now the pawns are laughing all the way as they hear the bishop pray
For one more twist of fate

When the bishop pawns his castle for one more night with the queen
What will the king say?
All the masters hail "the game's gone stale"
"What will the king say?"

The last night has gone, now the world looks on
Bishop steps onto the floor
The king chooses knight, to audience delight
He's never been defeated before

When the bishop pawns his castle for one more night with the queen
What will the king say?
All the masters hail "the game's gone stale"
"What will the king say?"

"Your move", said the king
"Let the game begin"
The knight falls down, bishop breaks the crown
And the queen begins to sing…

"Let the bishop pawn his castle for one more night with the queen
I don't care what the king says
Let all the masters hail if the game's gone stale
I don't care what the king says"

Chords- G C Em D (yes, it is the same chords as revolution!!)

Feeling Like I Do

Words and music by Chris Carr

I cannot believe you would hold me
Feeling like I do
I cannot believe you told me
Feeling like I do

I will wither away and die
I will wither away in your mind

I cannot believe you control me
Feeling like I do
I cannot believe you would roll me over and say,
"I feel like I do"
Feeling like I do

I will wither away and die
I will wither away in your mind

Chords-
Capo on 10th fret
G GF#bass GEbass Csus
C D

Perfect Person

Words and music by Chris Carr

Driving old cars can be strain on your wallet
Losing your key can make it hard to unlock it
I wouldn't know because I'm a perfect person
At being brilliant there's nobody better than me
I'm a legend in my own sweet time

Being late for work can have an effect on you prospects
Being too attractive can turn you into an object
I wouldn't know because I'm a perfect person
Perfect people don't need to sing along
I'm a legend in my own sweet time

Tee hee ha ha

Having too much teenage angst can make you blood pressure too high
Wearing someone else's face on you t-shirt, lose you identity
I wouldn't know because I'm a perfect person
If I were a band I'd be at number one
I'm a leg end in my own sweet time

Chords- G C
F G F D

Like a Shiver

Words and music by Chris Carr

Would you knock it if you tried it?
Then blew it like a candle
Would you show me
If you loved me from afar?
But it seemed so impractical
Like the stranger on the train
You picture kissing in the rain

Our future lives
Our future dies
In the way you close your eyes
Our children born
Our children torn
Every time we say goodbye

Would you spread it like a shiver?
If I melted through your fingers
Would you hold me
If I fell on to the floor
Or let me drop back to the floor
Like the painter in the dark
Silent brush strokes leave their mark

Our future lives
Our future dies
In the way you close your eyes
Our children born
Our children torn
Every time we say goodbye

Can't stop this feeling now.

Chords- tune 1st down to d
Capo on 3
Power chords-
Bb Eb D C
Bb C D Eb
G C D Eb

Sing me to Sleep

Words and music by Chris Carr

It's not that I'm broken
It's not that I find
Myself in pieces
And losing my mind
See the signs
As the writting starts to fall
Bleeding, screaming colours
I don't hear them at all

I choose to leave
Decisions to chance and romance
And a second glance
While you sing me to sleep

Wrapped up in paper
With selotape words
That stick to my tongue
To myself I'm a curse
Could be worse, could be you
Could be me in ten years
So older, so colder
And still full of fears

I choose to leave
Decisions to chance and romance
And a second glance
While you sing me to sleep

Sing me a lulaby
That warms my heart
Sing it nice, sing it twice
With a harmony part
Sing it loud, sing it clear
Sing it close to my ear

I choose to leave
Decisions to chance and romance
And a second glance
While you sing me to sleep

Chords- E Ea A B
A B
bridge F# A

I Stare

Words and music by Chris Carr

Still this cross I bare
I fail to breathe in purest air
And I stare, I stare
And though the signs are there
My eyes can find no meaning there
And I stare, I stare

Do not look back at me
I cannot face you eye to eye
I would give my teeth for yours
They chew the very life

Still this dream I keep
Of ice white clothes and a lover's leap
And I stare, I stare
And though the friends are there
They take my soul for I stole theirs
And I stare, I stare

Do not look back at me
I cannot face you eye to eye
I would give my teeth for yours
They chew the very life

Chords-

Capo on 5th fret
Am AmGbass Am7F#bass Am7sus4Fbass
G7sus F7sus


Salad in the Kebab

Words and music by Chris Carr

You see me running when I fall
You hear me laughing when I call
You put the blueshine in my sky
You are that something in my eye

You hear me murmer when I wail
You see the lesson when I fail
You put the law into my crime
You are the teeth behind my smile

And if you look a little deeper
You will see I'm not a sleeper
Although I maybe a dreamer
When I dream I dream of you

Chords- capo on 5th
C F (4th finger sus and pull off)
F G

Chased All My demons

Words and music by Chris Carr

Never let it be said I'm out of my head
A punch in the eye a turn of the cheek
A twist of the nipple and scream
What follows will be easily led
What swallows will be easily fed

I'm all right I'm going to sleep tonight
I've chased all my demons away

There's a gap in my heart
Filled with those who depart
And the loveless the prejudiced the hot and the cold
And the advertising men
Life is hard it's cruel and it burns
So, where's my scar?
For those who have more, those who have less
And those with an expensive guitar

I worry
I don't worry enough
I wonder
If I'm tender or tough

I'm all right I'm going to sleep tonight
I've chased all my demons away

Chords- Capo on 3
Em D D[G bass] (don't fret 1st string)
D[A bass] D[B bass] D[C bass] D
C[sus4] D


Fall In

Words and music by Chris Carr

You don't feel right
Do you
I can see right
Through you

The things you do
They follow you

And if the traps are all set
For the lover you get
I will fall right in
I'll come down from the shelf
I will smother myself
I will fall right in
I will fall right in
I will fall in

You don't seem right
Do you
I can feel right
Through you

The things you say
You will hear someday

And if there's something you find
Hiding inside
I will fall right in
If my lips are unseen
And you still know what I mean
I will fall right in
I will fall right in
I will fall in

I will fall right through
I will fall right through
I will fall in

Chords-
Capo on 5th fret
Cmaj7 Fmaj7
Bbmaj7 Cmaj7


She's Got To Go

Words and music by Jim Gilmour, Simon Ball and Chris Carr

I don't really like but I can't really let it go
I don't really love her but I can't seem to let her know
Every time I see her I think I can
I got to take her out to meet another man
She's always asking me to tell her that I love her so

But the time has come
Tell her that she is done
Go out and have some fun
Got to get back with everyone

She's got to go

Plant a seed
Because I need
To be freed

Do the deed
Off the lead
Yes indeed

Chords- B E C#M F#
A B A D-E
B E B C#M

She's My Ocean

Words and music by Chris Carr

She's my ocean
Every day is a river that leads to her

She's my potion
Every breath fills me up with her love

She's my lullaby
Every song fills my sleep with her peace

She's my waterfall
Every flow washes clean all my thirst

How can I tell her
This has just begun to me
How can I tell her
This is all I long to be

She's my everyday

She's my ocean
Every day is a river that leads to her


Chords E F# A B
A B C#M E

In The Zone

Words and music by Chris Carr

I got a bee in my bonnet
I'm chewing a wasp
And I'm not letting go of this bone
Because every dog has its day
So I'm into the fray
Don't stop me I'm in the zone

And don't tell me
You know how I feel
And don't tell me
This isn't real

Because I know my mind
And I know I've grown
So I'm going home

I used to shake, used to rattle
By the side of the road
Didn't know which way to go
Now I'm free, now I'm cool
I'm no longer the fool
I got love to guide me through

And don't tell me
You know how I feel
And don't tell me
This isn't real

Because I know my mind
And I know I've grown
So I'm going home


Chords- E E(B bass)
A B- E E(B bass)
C#M B E A..B- E E(B bass)

Tears Not Wasted

Words and music by Chris Carr

Like a silent tree in the woods
I get that falling feeling
Like a smile that curls to the teeth
I get that lying feeling
Like a sky that's black to the ground
I get that blinding feeling
Like a road that bleeds to the end
I get that dying feeling

But I know if we cry
We can feel the years we've tasted
And I know if we cry
It's tears not wasted

Like a face that fades through the mist
I get that hiding feeling
Like a hand that bends to a fist
I get that fighting feeling
Like a drum that beats to the heart
I get that pounding feeling
Like a scream that cuts through the night
I get that silent feeling

But I know if we cry
We can feel the years we've tasted
And I know if we cry
It's tears not wasted

Just a little more time, just a few more tears
You will recognise the path you took for all these years
You will feel when you're right, you will feel when you're wrong
You will feel when you're a part of things and when you don't belong
Because you're all mixed up and twisted inside
And stuck in the middle, this will soon be a memory
Just hold my words and hold me close
And feel the future

Because I know if we cry
We can feel the years we've tasted
And I know if we cry
It's tears not wasted

Chords- Bopen Asus
C#M A E F# A C#M
A B C#M E

If You Fall

Words and music by Chris Carr

Pours like wine
That drips from your skin
A little piece of you that will not let me in
Sometimes I lie awake at night
I hear the cry that breaks the night
Begin

If you call on me
You get all of me
If you fall

Closed like fear
That cuts through your heart
A little pill to take so you don't have to part
With all the pain you feel
It's insane you feel it from
The start

If you call on me
You get all of me
If you fall

I will make it go away, my dear
I'll be braver than today, I fear

If you call on me
You get all of me
If you fall

I will steady the world
I'll be ready to turn

Chords G Em C
D F C D


When I'm near you

Words and music by Chris Carr

Moonlight trickles down your chin
Got a sweet tooth, I can see it through your grin
Sunshine Bursting in your eyes
Got that look, madness in disguise

Please pretend that you love me
For I easily fooled
Say that you need me
For I too feel the cold
And I notice a change

When I'm near you

There's a trip to your walk
Got a slight gait, over which you're bound to fall
Your feet turn like stems to dream the sun
Step by step, delighting everyone

Please pretend that you love me
For I easily fooled
Say that you need me
For I too feel the cold
And I notice a change

When I'm near you

Chords-Am C F (G)
Em F C Cbbass Am (F G)