I was perched outside in the pouring rain
Trying to make myself a sail
Then I'll float to you my darlin'
With the evening on my tail
Although not the most honest means of travel
It gets me there nonetheless
I'm a heartless man at worst, babe
And a helpless one at best
Darling I'll bathe your skin
Sweet little Rosie, my softest machine,
Bounces with me on my big trampoline.
Childish and silly we're part of a team,
Me and my Rose on my big trampoline.
I was a shadow,
I'd smoke and I'd sleep.
'Till you came and I opened like a flower to the heat.
And now Rosie she tells me of things that she's seen,
With flowers in her hair on my big trampoline.
Coming Up Easy
Sunday morning go the hazy, hazy jeans
I turn to you and inhale where you lay.
Took a wonder through the garden,
To awake the long long day
And then roll of a while on violet flower bed.
Oh, you kiss my lips again and again and again
And then again and then we watched the sun coming up easy
While the rain came tumbling down
And it watched our bodies so cleanly
Growing Up Beside You
Sitting beside you in school,
While we'd paint I'd make you laugh.
Mine was never very good,
Yours looked exactly like the photograph.
Looks like I'm growing, I'm growing up beside you.
I don't always get the way you feel,
But now I've learned to live with that.
It's like I'm a part of something real.
I was hittin' the bottle, now I've broken the seal.
My hopes are high but my eyes can't
Believe what they see,
Give me something to believe,
Gime me something to believe,
I got lucky in life and had plenty to eat and
I saw this world as one big pool of opportunity
But there's too much mind corruption,
Too littleremedy (or that's how it seems to me)
Yeah we need a moral education to
Set the young minds free...
Steady from the bay
And I'll be bad to see you girl
Should you return someday
Steady from the bay
And I'll be back to see you girl
No Other Way
It gets me, it gets me where it hurts me most.
Like five rapid to the gut it's not so easy to see.
And I've been gone far, far to long
To expect you not to change even a little bit
And I guess I hope I'm still the kind of guy
Your needin for your fool.
Cuz life's a bowl here on the road and these four wheels
Pencil Full Of Lead
1, 2, 3, 4
I got a sheet for my bed,
And a pillow for my head
I got a pencil full of lead,
And some water for my throat
I've got buttons for my coat; and sails on my boat
So much more than I needed before
I got money in the meter and a two bar heater
Now it's getting hotter;
Oh it's oly getting sweeter
If you love the life you live
Then you'll get a lot more done
Be more inclined to take the reins
Than turn away and run
It's very rare it seems to get a lifetime guarantee,
So I suppose self satisfaction be the key
My father is a wealthy, self made man
But his wealth does not consist of riches or acres of land
Instead he has a family who are
His biggest fans
Ten Out Of Ten
All the people wanna try you girl,
And I hope you tell them where to go,
Cus I've got so much here to offer girl,
Oh I love you more than you can know
Some people wanna speed it up,
Infact I want to slow it down.
I wanna get myself dressed up yeah,
And take you out on the town
Tricks Of The Trade
Well I looked for recognition
That would heal this man's condition
Oh! I'm hoping and I'm wishing
That this bird wont fly away
We can see life hand in hand
The green the blue, the rough, the sand
And in our time and in our land
We'll savour every day
Oh worries are about
And heavy on his gut
He feels he's being punished
For the bad things he has done
Help him Jesus, help him
Send him down a sign
'Cos he feel's he is getting old before his time
And he is sitting at the table