Lifetime

I gave it all for you
You took it away
I was happy with my crew
You made them depart
I was living in the light
Now I’m left in the dark
Now I’m on one wheel not two
a bicycle built for one and I
Will find the way to your heart
If it takes me a lifetime
(It means that much to me)

I gave it all for you
You took it away
I was happy being blue
Then one day I met you
I forgot about my past
I was happy being blue
Then one day I met you
You took it all away
I forgot about my past
I thought I’d seen the last
of happiness and go-o-o-o-o-o-ld
Finally, I can tell that i was living in hell
And that I had found my perfect match
Someone to take away and deliver me
#pristine .
Oh lo-o-oi-o-o-o-ove You are gone
Oh  lo-o-o-o-o-o-o-ve I thought you were the one#
Now I’m on my own again
Looking for a home
for my heart.

I gave it all for you
You gave me love and happiness
I thought there was more
I had to find my own way
and say goodbye to yesterday
No more shivering in the cold
No more!

I will find you
I will find you
#heart you are there
somewhere
Somewhere out there
in the swirling whiteness
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Somewhere out there
I Am Willing…

 

Lyrics by Andrew Watkins

© 2017

 

The End (lyrics)

Step off the track step onto the track
Should I keep things as before?

Hand bag is shouting orders down my ear
while ornaments smash silently onto the floor
Remote controls the battery replacing
And I’m moving again.
I’m moving again.
It’s that same feeling as before.
Oh.

Step off the track step onto the track
For every dustbin lid that falls
there’s a hungry mouth indoors.

Storm in the silence
Wisdom is dying
Words are forsaken
minds they are breaking

Spaces seem closer
and eyeballs float higher
and the end is near.
Oh.
(guitar solo)

Step off the track step onto the track
Step off the track step onto the track
Step off the track step onto the track
Step off the track step onto the track

Copyright Andrew Watkins 2017

Like We Need An Extra Verse

It comes from afar
I don’t know where it comes from
Inside I mean from music and me
interacting, it’s a chemical reaction
the words on a page like fire
from one word to the next
to the conflagration
when I start again or give up trying.

Don’t ruin it my adding more! Like we
need an extra verse. Some annoying lyrics
to parse while we move to the music inside.
________________mmm,mmmm,mmmm,
mmm, don’t add an extra verse.

Well, I said I wouldn’t after the first. Now comes that extra verse.

Words in my head
something rhymes with bed
something to get into
with yours truly its
a chemical romance
you have heard before
but , it’s worth repeating
but, it’s worth repeating
more-more-more.

©2017 Andrew Watkins

Fig Leaf

Hello people
I want this song sung
by me or somebody who can play
a tune or melody.
I want to write a song about love
Always I hear songs about love
Real love seems the simplest to feel wise about
so it is.
I am a fig leaf, international fig leaf
carried by intercontinental Zephyr
to the inside of someone’s pants
Where I get all continental inside
when I hear moans I image
that I am soaring above the Atlantic
or Pacific or the Bering Sea
When I imagine Zephyrs I see Terracotta houses below
When I…
When I feel the melody Its time to start again
When I get that feeling inside
Begin again at the end

©2017 Andrew Watkins

Home

Interesting, Studious, Cool
That’s how I roll
Lighting the spliff of life
I drawwwwwwww!

I drawwwwwwww!

I drawwwwwwwww!

Back to my pad, home.
Jump my bones baby
Rock’n’Roll

Stuck in a teenage nightmare or dream
Nothing is as it seems
Debt collectors at the door
and I’m not in debt no more
Or so I thought.
Rage
Hope
Fame
What more?

Three dimensions
organisation of a sort
something tasty on my tongue
the days and nights roll by

Back to my pad, home
Jump my bones baby
Rock’n’Roll

Artistic makes me drool
Shame can’t make it real
South Korea is our ally!
Jump in bed with me!

Interesting, Studious, Cool
That’s how I roll
Lighting the spliff of life
I drawwwwwwww!

©2017 Andrew Watkins

 

Christian Summer Blues Tune

To music that goes up and down

don’t put up with that ugly frown

take it indoors and give it the once over

and you’ll come outside smelling of clover.

 

Interior design is getting me down

Spending all my time as an f****** clown

With a light soy sauce, you’re on your way

Have a happy summer holiday

Have a happy summer holiday

 

Pasta and seafood makes a lovely dish

(Make me a plan in a naughty mish)

My soul is a grape on a lonely vine

When your beat you’re doing time

When your beat you’re doing time

 

Oh

 

My bottle of coke is warm and flaT

IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT

Cooked in the midday heat, waiting to eat

Ice cream will melt when you feel the heat

Ice cream will melt when you feel the heat

 

It’s all oh so crappy

Put my problems in a nappy

and take them into town

and go and spread the word

that God is around

doing good works

all over this week

and you’re problems

are nothing to him

so get on your knees and pray

for a happy summer holiday

Oh

This song could go on and on…

…for as long as there is summer sun.

 

Yeah

Written by Andrew Watkins

Copyright Andrew Watkins 2017

Sometime Soon

I know it’s been said before but
I can’t fight this feeling anymore

Down stop. In a down stop. Be around stop.
Back in the telegraph days
It was STOP all the time
With letters to brothers sisters fathers and mothers
Telling stories about times troubles and lovers.
I wonder if they ever stopped to make it rhyme.
And if they carried it everywhere with them
reading it all of the time.

I know it’s been said before but
I can’t fight this feeling anymore.

Be around brother, sister, lover. Tell me about your day.
Back in dem schooldays
we were walking around saying dem sayings learning our ways.
And the ways of the world so young we could touch it
with our eyes, with our minds – the same 24hr garages and telly
and internet connected via your set top box detected
in your living room Entertainment hub. Soundbar blasting
Rueing some better days.

We walk around in a haze
We are blind to the ways
of the sinners that control us
and the ways they offload us
onto unsuspecting councils
and unsuitable houses
for living in and recuperating
for a moment sit down and take five
and all that it takes to stay alive.
I know it’s been said before but I can’t fight this feeling anymore.
I know it’s been said before but I can’t fight this feeling anymore.

And now for the finale
And guess what? I am going to STOP
and hand it over to you, to you

We walk around in a haze
We are blind to the ways
of the sinners that control us
and the ways they offload us
onto unsuspecting councils
and unsuitable houses
for living in and recuperating
for a moment sit down and take five
and all that it takes to stay alive.
I know it’s been said before but I can’t fight this feeling anymore.
I know it’s been said before but I can’t fight this feeling anymore.

So stand up for your right to say to them this isn’t right
and someone had better put it right someday soon.

 

They dump rubbish outside of my flat then ignore my telephone calls and emails. This is for them Muthas.

©2017 Andrew Watkins

Songwrite 6

Song For Sirens

Looking at my monitor in despair
Listening to songs I wanted to write
Maybe if we were together
I’d start to get things right

Now it’s so great to see you
And our friends are the magic glue
Baby I’m starting to believe
there’s nothing better than me and you.

Now it so hard inside. Can’t seem to get things right
What happened? Oh Oh Oh?
What happened to our love?

What happened? Oh Oh Oh?
What happened to our love?

Got my friends on my back again
Lost track of where we were heading
Oh Oh Oh! Oh Oh Oh!
Perhaps we should pack in for a while
this is doing my head in

Where, where, where
is the stone, stone, stone?
I’m gonna groan groan groan
All over this poem, poem, poem,
Oh Oh!

Now it so hard inside. Can’t seem to get things right
What happened? Oh Oh Oh?
What happened to our love?

What happened? Oh Oh Oh?
What happened to our love?

YEAH!
I feel it starting inside
that urge to get things right.
Oh Oh Oh-oh
Oh Oh oh-ho
This is so good were getting back together oh-oh.
That should do it for tonight. Oh.

Now it’s so great to see you
And our friends are the magic glue
Baby I’m starting to believe
there’s nothing better than me and you.

Now it so hard inside. Can’t seem to get things right
What happened? Oh Oh Oh?
What happened to our love?

What happened? Oh Oh Oh?
What happened to our love?
(fade)
©2017 Andrew  M Watkins

Songwrite 4

Deep Red/Blue

D’ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhh!
I wince at the yellow and find comfort in its sallllllow
death like probe into my consciousness bleeding without pain.
my body is square and your head is round
tea.
lego.
Mechano.
solder
electronics
wit
I drown like a misfit in your caustic flow alkaline.
chocolate melts at room temperature the hair wore create a
vortex within
a cold black hole ever so empty sucking everything in.
radio
this is me my lovers sin.
upon a mask
staring back
burned out
visage.
come out
start again.
hammer to the nails
in my coffin.
red heart cushion
near ultraviolet spectrum
go into spasm
without going inside
virgin cream top
Time for bedlam.
Wither thee inside.Out.Of.My.Head.
Jah Rule. Haille Selassie Yeah. Rasta Lives On.
©2017 Andrew  M Watkins