Trashcan Sinatras album 6 - welcome aboard!

i’ve seen everything lyrics

i've seen everything

i've seen everything


1993 go!discs ltd.
all songs the trashcan sinatras/go!discs music ltd.

easy read

sometimes at night he’ll phone me – he’s lonely
he think he’s wrong when he’s right – i’m glad he’s back
i stood outside, i never went in well, he wouldn’t let me by
i knew i had to get in there. then i had this idea -
‘got to get the keys from my good friend’
i blew out smoke
and in the haze i saw to my surprise (it made me cry)
t’s harder not to drown
when the biggest trade on this earth is lost and found
disco dancing in the morning, easy read sitting yawning
nobody wants you here at all

when it’s time, you can say -
‘hey there’s more than one place to stay’
let’s go dancing in the morning, easy read – coffin yawning
over the moon and under the influence
here’s what he said ‘take me away’
really don’t want to be here
and nobody wants me here at all

hayfever

hello, i’m harry. i’ve had women i’ve had germs
they’re eerie, wild and wailing and seductive in small doses
only one way, only one way
why can’t we take a couple of tablets?
hello, i’m harry. did you receive the letter sent?
the cheque enclosed the negatives?
well here’s some headlines current and sensible -
moscow’s in ayrshire, what’s the problem?
should i throw my tammy in the ring
and run for president
oh, it’s farmed out, oh i’m penned in
oh, i’m left in no doubt. i’m harry, hello
hey i’m harry, hello

you want me, you want me, do i?
arsenic be judge, gin be jury
the chocolate’s watching, the cuckoos are clocking me
they leave me alone in my sulk
stalking a beautiful girl in a rural spot
i gets larger as she gets nearer
there’s only one way, away away…
the rest is chemistry

bloodrush

can’t see the forest or the trees
inhaled the fumes and swallowed the keys
you look just like our favourite star
you’ve read the script and now you know the score

i just want to show you the way
want to stop you feeling this way

you’re out of sight and out of your mind
i cannot tell you how you should drive
but i’ve seen them rehearsing, reversing the hearse in
i know you must try
to overtake the undertaker
by putting your foot down and closing your eyes

i just want to show you the way
want to stop you feeling this way
what are you doing, feeling a waste of time

don’t have too much but where there’s a will
there’s a widow as well don’t leave her your bills
don’t let my bloodrush
don’t let my bloodrush
don’t let my bloodrush in vain

i just want to show you the way
want to stop you feeling this way
i just got to show you the way
want to stop you feeling a waste of time
this is your bloodrush
this is your bloodrush

worked a miracle

halfway to paralyzed my understudy’s eyes grew tired
every actor hides a heckle, doctor hides a jeckyl
see through my disguise

worked a miracle I’m unmistakable
clueless and comfortable and pondering on my motives

(it gets me by) i used to question now I find
(it saves me time) my reverend green revolver
guessing game is over much to my surprise
worked a miracle, i donned a uniform
clueless the constable finally gets a chance to say
‘nobody leaves this room, nobody touches anything’
we’re cast on the water the part is a walk-on
so worhip the way i play it
primadona behavior I’m playing the saviour
in a goalkeeper’s graveyard
worked a miracle. i finally feel at home
clueless and comfortable
worked a miracle
and pondered on his motives

the perfect reminder

blend in, i’ll bring my home-made present
on the next bus leaving. it’s alright you just breathe it in
the perfect reminder
but i forget the conversation we had
i don’t remember what you said or did
that made you so attractive
the perfect reminder

killing the cabinet

this is the tail, this is the nose
sniffing, romancing and scaring the crows
pissing away all of the day
over and over and over and over again
i’ll bury your bones, isn’t it good to be house trained?

going round in circles, why can’t we make ends meet?
going round in circles, going round chasing my tail

cheapskating over buying the ring
we’re signing on, planning offspring
for something to do
this is our tale, isn’t it good to be house-chained?

going round in circles, why can’t we make ends meet?
going round in circles, going round chasing my tail

killing the cabinet (repeat)
round and round, I’m going round
i’m going round in circles

orange fell

drifting, drifting, stickleback waters
drifting, drifting
(shouldn’t let go) i know but I swear
i heard the jordanaires
all our love was made on sheets we’d left unmade
as street lamp-post light haze orange fell
when moments just take you, an instinct betrays you
i think i fell in love

kindle, kindle. beachcombers found no kindle, kindle
pull against the tide and you pull against the gradient
woven with era, we belong to the ages
all our plans were made on streets the winter paved
as streetlamp lucozade orange fell

when someone mistakes you, i fell for all the same old things
i think i fell in love
here pin and needle rain fell and cut to the quick
i think i had enough
think i had enough
shivering, shivering look what I’ve done to us
shivering, shivering
kindle, rekindle
drifting, drifting, beachcombers found us
drifting, drifting

i’m immortal

out for a spell, i was slated. i’d lost a yard, i was hated
i dug a rug out in the dugout, lazing, I joined in the turnout
that’s no life at all

out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected
laughing, i joined in the squabbles, over the hill. I’m immortal
immortal, immortal, immortal, no life at all
i’m immortal and that’s no life, no life at all

i took a kick in the confidence, down in the tackle i hurt
i took a shine to your big size tens
now all around the subject i skirt. gingerly, gingerly
and that’s no life, no life at all

i just went out for a spell
i just went out for a smoke
i took a dive i was a sub
i thought my number was up
but i’m immortal, and that’s no life, no life at all
speaking of tongues, baby (repeat)
i’m immortal, i’m immortal

send for henny

you led me headlong to the place where i belong
dealing big blows to what my heart knows
old hat and old stories

i get a little red and i’ll burst rather than wax and melt
i get a little wrecked
and recalled how i cursed the fact of your tortured trust
now that’s gone i was so wrong, we know where our love lies
through the catacombs we roam

come into my house, throw open the windows wide
then back to your house to do likewise
cliche time more or less, i stake my claim
you stake my heart, striking dumb then dearly depart

when it gets too heavy, send for henny – i’ll follow her
where wet nursed apologies and putrid prisons mix
our love becomes this useless box of tricks
when it seems so heavy, send for henny – i’ll follow her

get back to your house to do likewise

iceberg

i can see them coming beating paths to my door
come to see me running my natural course – Iceberg
at glacial pace – an unusual case
took to the streets, icebreaker sleek
through thaw and freeze, my life’s a breeze
matches tobacco, turn ashwarm and charcoal
iceberg, eventually steam
the continent i seem – just iceberg

one at a time

one at a time please ladies. don’t take the huff now
well I’ve been up for ages, i’ve had enough now
i’m gonna blow your house down, dynamite your cabbage town
shit-kicked derelict, no-one at home
kicking death’s door baby
i’ll be your muscle man, your ‘i don’t care who i hit’ man
your ‘give me your lollipop’ man
suck it and savour the punchline

one at a time please ladies

one at a time i’ll take you
i’ll be your huff-puff hold-me-back man
fat on the fire man, your snatch your lollipop man
suck it and savour the punchline

one at a time please ladies, no need to rush now
step out of line and I’ll take you
harder than times, i’m tougher than luck

i’ve seen everything

i’ve seen everything
i’ve seen everything
i’ve seen everything
soothe your fear, we’re off where it’s warmer
here’s to all of us, i know you are worried
we’re leaving here, regret to inform you
leaving everything, it’s just that we’ve got to
believe in everything, we’re leaving everything

it was all a big mistake
it was all a big mistake
it was all a big mistake
and i’ve seen everything, i’ve seen everything
the last three cheers, we’re shaking the bottle
pull the cork on us, there is no tomorrow
no yesterday and we won’t be sorry
we knew all along that we’d never matter
we’re leaving here, regret to inform
but soothe your fear, we’re off where it’s warm
and i’ve seen everything, i’ve seen everything

it was all a big mistake
it was all a big mistake
it was all a big mistake
soothe your fear, we’re off where it’s warm

i’ve seen everything now and it was all a big mistake
soothe your fear, we’re off where it’s warm
we’re off where it’s warm
we knew all along
we’re off where it’s warm
here’s to all of us
soothe your fear…

the hairy years

i lingered within earshot of the seaside souvenier shopfront
(itchy fingers sweating on a snoscene, little puppy eyes dart)
a tiny world is ending, detective is descending
(all the savings gone on bloody day one, little butterflies start)
here began my hairy years

set me down on a country lane myself
drinking myself lame
call, collect and gather me, take me intravenously

or I’ll just prowl the hills
it’s hares and hunts, you scour the country
we are not jack and jill
why do you tumble after me?

earlies

cakebrick road in summer 1981, we shared a house and garden
at the height of all the bombing, on the run in busy, hazy london
through t-shirt breezes walking home from work
county kilburn sun
weekends we’d just wash away the dirt of busy, hazy london
the night grew cold, the thames is old

found that manners count for nothing and it took
a welshman in his forties
guinness elbows rest upon a tabletop
the two of us on earlies
three feet of snow fell on the walnut road
two feet trudged
round the corner came the sound of bad dreams
the flame is old. the thames is cold.

cakebrick road in summer 1981, we left a house and garden
on the corner boys, best of friends?
on the corner boys
both of us on earlies
two of us on earlies