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EPIC/LEGACY 82796 94277 2 RELEASED 28 MARCH 2006
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IN OLD ENGLAND TOWN (Boogie No. 2) (JEFF LYNNE)

Down, down, you can see them all,
rising gaily to the top, keep on rising babe,
you know you got a long drop,
you better cling cos it's the done thing.

Down, down, at the Policemans Ball,
They're all dancing in a line,
keep on gruntin boys you know you're doin' fine,
come on quickly I've been strangled.

Down, down, at the Military,
they're all marching round and round,
keep them boots shined and that still upper lip down,
Ablution Revolution

Down, down, at the launching pad,
giant phallus stands erect,
ten thousand tons of waste throb then eject,
look out space, we're gonna change our place.

Down, down, In Old England Town,
there was air and now there's smoke,
let's build more cars and drive away before we choke,
suddenly it's always night time.

Down, down, at that nice Trade Fair,
all the money gone astray,
let's inflate this price and float away,
just you and me and everyone...

 

MAMA (JEFF LYNNE)

She came up from the country with a smile for everyone,
she left her blue horizon just to find another home,
a lonely girl who'd travelled many days,
a lonely heart that could not find a way.

(chorus)
and she said Mama, it's a hard life now you're gone,
Mama, it's so hard to carry on,
and I feel I'm a fool who lost it all,
you used to make it all so very clear
that life must go on though the end is near,
oh Mama, it's a sad and lonely life.

A misty mornin rider she came wandering through
the hills, a wanderin soul appearin over rainy window sills,
a loser in her heart but in her face,
a smile for everyone under God's grace.

(chorus)
Midnight maiden madness, what to search for in this place
gateway to the city, night sky shadows on her face,
a lady lost in nowhere but her stare,
leaves the world, her life to start somewhere.

(chorus)

 

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN (CHUCK BERRY)

Gonna write a little letter gonna mail it to my local D.J.,
it's a jumpin little record I want my jockey to play
Roll Over Beethoven, gotta hear it again today

My temperature's risin, the juke box's blowin a fuse
My heart's beatin a rhythm, singin out rhythm and blues
Roll Over Beethoven, they're rockin in two by two

Well if you feel you like it, go get your lover and reel and rock it
roll it over and move on up now, go for cover and reel and rock it
roll it over, Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news

Early in the mornin I'm a givin you the warnin,
don't you step on my blue suede shoes
hey diddle diddle gonna play my fiddle,
I ain't got nothing to lose
Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news

She wiggles like a glow-worm, dances like a spinning top
she got a crazy partner, you should have seen her reel and rock
long as she got a dime, the music will never stop

Well if you feel you like it, go get your lover and reel and rock it
roll it over and move on up now, go for cover and reel and rock it
roll it over, Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues

Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues?

 

FROM THE SUN TO THE WORLD (Boogie No.1) (JEFF LYNNE)

Listen to me sister, I got news from the governor,
and he's heard people shouting from the towers in the
city while their babies grow in test tubes over night.

Run and fetch the priest cos there's a light on in the building,
and there's sounds blowin out in the music of the night
and we should try to get the people out alive.

Movin 'cross the ocean with the flag of death a'flyin,
the demon butcher pointin out the message on the
tide and the demon light a'sailin by his side.

Stormin down the airwaves comes the protest and the
prayin, and the love that shone down from the sun to the
world no longer could support the life it gave.

 

KUIAMA (JEFF LYNNE)

My My Kuiama, she came in the morning,
she smiled but the tears on her little face
showed the pain that had been in that far off
place, so sad, treated so bad.

My My Kuiama, don't break your heart tryin,
to say how your ma and your pa passed away
and they left you to wander the ruin and decay,
real mean, that bullet machine.

See here Kuiama, now ten thousand miles,
is a long long way and you're here today
and you won't go back so you might say hello,
how do you do.

Kuia stop your cryin, there's no bombs a'fallin,
no horsemen in the night a'ridin through your
dreams and tearing at your life, baby goodnight.

No more silver rain will hit your ground and no
more guns will sound and no more life be drowned.
No more trenches where the soldiers lie and
no more people die, beneath that big black sky.

Wake up Kuiama, I got somethin to tell you,
it's just that I mean, well that is to say,
that I'm trying to explain but I'll start again,
for you, I must be true.

Kuia in this country, they got rules with no
reason, they teach you to kill and they send you
away with your gun in your hand you pick up
your pay, so cool, that no mercy tool.

Kuia please believe me? I just couldn't help myself.
I wanted to run but they gave me a gun
and they told me the duty I owed to my Fatherland.
I made my stand.

Kuia I just shot them, I just blew their heads
open, and I heard them scream in their agony
Kuiama she waits there for me,
true blue, you saw it through.

 

BABY I APOLOGISE (JEFF LYNNE)

Love my baby in the afternoon
But she's cryin'
She's cryin'

Told my baby in the afternoon
But she don't like it
She don't like it
Baby used to love me so.

Baby I apologise
For tellin' them dirty lies
I've had my fun
But now it's gone
Baby I apologise.

Loved her in the mornin'
In the evenin' too
But she won't do, what I want to

Kicked me out of my own front room
For my lyin'
My dirty lyin'
Baby you do say

Baby I apologise
For tellin' them dirty lies
I've had my fun
But now it's gone
Baby I apologise.

(Spoken)
You know my darlin'
I was a broken man
And my dreams had fell apart
And then a voice from above
Told me the truth of the world below
And my darlin'
I'd just like to say one more time
Please come back.

Baby I apologise,
For tellin' them dirty lies
I've had my fun
But now it's gone
Baby I apologise.

Loved her in the mornin'
In the evenin' too
But she won't do, what I want to

Kicked me out of my own front room
For my lyin'
My dirty lyin'
Baby used to love me so

Baby I apologise
For tellin' them dirty lies
I've had my fun
But now it's gone
Baby I apologise.

Baby I apologise
For tellin' them dirty lies
I've had my fun
But now it's gone
Baby I apologise.

 

 

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