Lyrics

"Engine Alley"

01. Switch
02. Old Lovers In A Basement Flat
03. Infamy
04. Song For Someone
05. Telescope Girl
06. Spare Me
07. Mrs. Winder
08. Diamond Jill And Crazy Jane
09. Desperate Eyes
10. Insignificance
11. Summertime Is Over
12. The Flowers

 

Switch

At the no go show you can stay all day
You won't know no no what to say
If it's a radio show it might be better that way
There's too many people with nothing to say
You can go, you can go
Radio show Radio show
You can go, you can go

I switch on the rayjo (at a quarter to 12)
And then I switch off the rayjo (at a quarter past 12)
When I switch on the rayjo switch! switch!
I have to switch off the rayjo

At the no go show you could stay all day
You didn't know no no what to say
It was a radio show and it was better that way
There's too many people with nothing to say
You can go, you can go

I switch on the rayjo (at a quarter to 12)
And then I switch off the rayjo (at a quarter past 12)
When I switch on the rayjo
And when I switch off the rayjo
Switch! Switch!
When I switch on the radjo
I have to switch off the radjo Ho Ho

 

Old Lovers In A Basement Flat

Old lovers in a basement flat
They've got an elevator glitter bitter photograph
Beside a pre-recorded demo and it's Cilla Black
How 'bout that?

The rocking horse is giving good advice
They've got a Les Paul copy on a block of ice
They're playing second hand records
With a set of dice
Let it roll
And rolling!!

Here they come in purple and blue
Here they come so watch what you do
Old lovers, they can't go back
And Judy's in the basement
She's lost her hat
And Tommy's on the bottle
Oh, he won't like that
Caravan

So peachy Kevin's sporting 8-ball flares
He's got a yellow jumper
Tinsel tripping down the stairs
And if he makes them seventeen again
Nobody cares anymore

Here they come in purple and blue
Here they come so watch what you do

Coming soon to a basement near you
Judy and Tommy's pull out guide
To plastic vegetable carpet fazed reality
Same channel, wrong time

 

Infamy

I was an infamy, I was a sight to see
You were in infamy, you've got it in for me
And all the cartoons that I meet
They don't know what they wanna be
I know they're happy, I hope they're happy

I'm not a might have been, I am a gonna be
I was in infamy, the borstal boys and me
And all the boys AND ALL THE GIRLS
They hide themselves inside their twirls
You think they're happy? Could be that happy?

I've scribbled pictures in the street
Of all the people that I meet
I know they're happy but are they really?

Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw
Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw Aw Wuh-ho!

 

Song For Someone

When I find my life is kind
A thousand thoughts pass through my mind
She just turned to me and said
Will we be free when we are dead
I asked you for a dance
All you had to do was ask me for a dance

They took away our clothes and things
We laughed about what springtime brings
When I speak it's much too loud
I often hear a dangerous sound
I asked you for a dance
No one ever asked you for a dance

I'm often upside roundabout
I'm lost before I'm even out
I was really so surprised
The first time that I caught your eyes
I asked you for a dance
No one ever asked you for a dance

You wouldn't even try
You wouldn't even try if I asked you

She may be the first
But she will never be the last
I sometimes wonder how she found me
When I see y dreams confound me
I asked you for a dance
No one ever asked you for a dance

You wouldn't even try
You wouldn't even try if I asked you

She may be the first
She'll be the last
And when I speak it's much too loud
I often hate my dangerous sound
I asked you for a dance
No one ever asked you for a dance
I asked you for a dance
All you had to do was ask me for a dance

 

Telescope Girl

It was a telescope periscope looking through a field
Glass you never came down cut cut cut cut it out cut
Cut cut it out she' deranged I tried to see her up
Close I gotta fish slice lens paranoia get asleep she's
The one she's the one I wish that I could fly on
The telescope periscope flashback she's a curious child
You should see her eyes from a distance she looks
Quite divine big surprise in her eyes the closer she
Gets you'll be impressed and if you think you're
Alone then you're home you're alone welcome home
She's tryna focus on me with a pinhead vicious
Kiss psychopotamus potamus obvious have to get
Out have to get out have to get out it was a telescope
Girl living in a twirl she spins for me I don't
Think you ever want to see me again

 

Spare Me

[Lyrics]

 

Mrs. Winder

She lives in a rented house
Just a mile from a new-age suburb
She calls herself Mrs. Winder
Others call her Mother Hupboard

Every evening at ten o'clock
She takes a trowel and a secateurs
She's pruning roses and trimming hedges
Even after thirty years

I said "Mrs. Winder, you don't have to look so sad!"
She said "It's not easy to cope when the weeds are bad!"

Mrs. Winder can't talk to the neighbours
She prefers LSD
And it's surprising the things you see
On cauliflower and broccoli

I said "Mrs. Winder, what age are you, 53?"
She said "I dunno, would you buy me some carrot seeds?"
It's the carrot seeds, the carrot seeds

Eccentric, esoteric doesn't mean a thing to me
'Cos I dig her, she digs her garden
We get along naturally

I said "Mrs. Winder, you don't have to look so sad!"
She said "It's not easy to cope when the weather's bad!"

There's room outside there's always room outside

 

Diamond Jill And Crazy Jane

Diamond Jill's at the front door
Want to know is it worth more
Twenty grams in her hand

Crazy Jane thinks it over
Whatcha say?
And it's another day
And I'm not OK

And you think you've got it organised
With a hammer and a plastic spoon

In the hall it's not easy
Spiderman's up the ceiling
Go to sleep not a peep

Waking up I remember nothing much
So am I Diamond Jane or Crazy Jill

And you think you'd like to change the world
With a hammer and a plastic spoon

And all the girls come out to play

She said, "I think I've got it organised,
With a hammer and a plastic spoon,
And you don't like me! me! me!"
"I don't like me."
I do like me
"I don't like me."
I do like me

 

Desperate Eyes

Oh, your desperate eyes
I know your desperate eyes
Your desperate eyes
Such desperate eyes

I am not surprised
No, I am not surprised
Your desperate eyes
I'm not surprised
But I still love
And you still love

So I explode again
And you explode again
Well, I'm not surprised
We've desperate eyes
But I still love
And you still love

 

Insignificance

She said, "I think too much,
I think too much of nothing much."
He said, "I write too much,
I write too much of science stuff."
He's older
He's the atomic bomb
She's the beauty queen
He told her that heaven is colder

He shows her how to bend the light
She shows him how to get some notice
Have you noticed
That there's not much difference?

HER: "Why'd you have to be so useless?" (always try)
HIM: "Why'd you have to be so young?"
She's in love with aeroplanes (never fly)
He's always on the telephone
Never knows he's alone with her

They're gonna have to race
Have to race in Time and Space
And when they talk it out
Something happens only for a moment
Hold it! The room is exploding

 

Summertime Is Over

Summertime will have to die
Kiss a body in the rye
Tell me should a body cry
Medication Time again
Easter Bunny Mother Hen
Summertime is over now
Days go by I don't know how
I forget it's here and now

N.B. Man made clocks and God made Time

 

The Flowers

I might for hours lie beneath the flowers
Say hello to the flowers
Say hello to the flowers

I look for hours lost between the flowers
I'm looking for my friends
Haven't seen them in hours

But hey! you!
You with the face that reminds me of Space

I cry for hours kissing all the flowers
And a visitor is bad
When the orchestra is sad

But hey! you!
You look so dangerous I hope it's contagious

£drx!xSpace**frdxyxyis!££y*fnccxSpacerr!!r2

I hate my friends
But I still love the flowers

But hey! you!
You look so dangerous I hope it's contagious
Hey! you! A flower for you is the best I can do