Lyrics
Kevin Ayers Albums

Shooting At The Moon.

May I.
By Kevin Ayers.

I just came in off the street,
Looking for somewhere to eat,
I find a small cafe,
I see a girl, then I say.

May I sit and stare at you for a while,
I'd like the company of your smile.

You don't have to say a thing,
You're the song without the sing,
The sunlight in your hair,
You look so good just sitting there.

May I sit and stare at you for a while,
I'd like the company of your smile.

I just came in off the street,
Looking for somewhere to eat,
I find a small cafe,
I see a girl, then I say.

May I sit and stare at you for a while,
Yes I'd like the company of your smile.

May I sit and stare at you for a while,
I'd like the company of your smile.

Rheinhardt And Geraldine.
By Kevin Ayers.

There's nothing new around the sun,
Everything you think of has been done,
All been done before your time,
Sometime or another,
By someone and his brother, yeah yeah.

Yeah yeah.

From the poison comes a flower,
Butterfly for just an hour,
But it burns ecstatic fire,
The kind of life we all desire.

Desire.

Fire.

Colores Para Dolores.
By Kevin Ayers.

White is the colour of night,
When there's nobody there,
And you sit in your chair,
Get drunk on despair.

Red is the colour it's said,
That can drive you insane,
With pleasure or pain.
It depends on your head.

Brown is the colour of skin,
That I'd like to be in,
As it doesn't seem right,
To be coloured so white.

Blue is the colour of sky,
And I won't even try,
To explain how or why,
I'll just show you the sky,
Just show you the sky.

Lunatic's Lament.
By Kevin Ayers.

Rock and roll, Rrrrrrrrrr, Nasty.

I'm here lying on my bed,
Just trying to hold on to my head,
But if you came in through the door,
You'd find me crawling on the floor,
Just looking for the things you threw away.

You're the one illusion,
Causing my confusion baby yer,
My dreams are yours to borrow,
I know I'll get them back tomorrow,
And I know your love has turned to wine.
(Such a shame)

Times are for a Pumpkin People,
They appear and they fade away,
I'm just moonlight's lost disciple,
Trying to bring your love my way.

Presume your reason's rocket,
Moonrise above your pocket,
Will you be handsome, will you be rich,
Or you're going to wind up in the ditch,
Just looking for the things you threw away.

Times are for a Pumpkin People,
They appear and they fade away,
I'm just moonlight's lost disciple,
Trying to bring your love my way.

I'm here lying on my bed,
Just trying to hold on to my head,
But if you came in through the door,
You'd find me crawling on the floor,
Just looking for the things you threw away.

Argh, Ergh.

Clarence In Wonderland.
By Kevin Ayers.

Sitting on the beach like Clarence in Wonderland,
I had a dream and I know you'll understand,
Riding up the beach, it only took a moment,
Along came a lady looking for amusement,
She came up to me and everything was smiling,
And then she said something, sounded like a violin,
Let's go to my chateau, we could have a good time,
Drinking lots of sky wine,

Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon,
We're gonna get there soon,
Gonna get there soon,
There's no doubt about it,
Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon,
We're gonna get there soon,
Gonna get there soon, yeah,
Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon in June and this tune,
We're gonna get there soon, soon. soon, soon.

Red, Green And You Blue.
By Kevin Ayers.

I have dreams of summer skys,
Close my eyes and think of things that make me glad,
Don't see why I should be sad,
Every day, yeah,
Watch the sun turn red and green,
All I've seen is you.
And I'm sitting in my room,
Find a tune and make believe I'm on a star,
Got to find out where you are,
Why you stay,
Why you play your soft guitar from so far away,

I watch every sunrise,
Hear music change in pitch,
Hear whispers on the stage,
I'm just watching from my cage,

Every evening finds its wings,
Pretty things sound,
Dancing sounds of summer rain,
Takes me off the ground again,
Makes me high,
Don't have time to sit around,
Might come down to you.

I watch every sunrise,
Hear music change in pitch,
Hear whispers on the stage,
I'm just watching from my cage,

You watch every sunrise,
Hear music change in pitch,
Hear whispers on the stage,
I'm just watching from my cage,

Shooting At The Moon.
By Kevin Ayers.

How far can anyone go and to where,
How much can anyone do and to who,
Oh, oh, oh girl,
I'm so blue girl,
What can I do?
I believe in you.

How far can anyone go and to where,
How much can anyone do and to who,
Oh, oh, oh girl,
I'm so blue girl,
Take a look around,
What's that you've found.

There'll come a time when you won't understand the position of,
Someone you tried and decided to gain acquisition of.

How far can anyone go and to where,
How much can anyone do and to who,
Oh, oh, oh girl,
I'm so blue girl,
What can I do?
I believe in you.

Whatevershebringswesing.

There Is Loving/Among Us/There Is Loving.
By Kevin Ayers.

Everything you do, is true,
As long as you believe it,
And everything you say, is play,
And that's how you should treat it.

And everyone is high,
Until there's something makes them low,
That's when you should stay,
That's not the time to go,
That's when you should stay,
And let your love just flow.

Margaret.
By Kevin Ayers.

Margaret your such a magical child,
I found that the first time you smiled,
And the more I get to know you the more I am amazed,
To find in someone such tender loving ways.

Just like everybody sings when the sunshine makes them high,
I sing this grateful love song,
From a flower to a butterfly,
From a flower to a butterfly,
From a flower to a butterfly.

Oh My.
By Kevin Ayers.

Oh My, I really try,
But I just don't get anywhere,
Yeah you might say it only seems that way,
And I could find something everywhere,
And maybe I agree with you,
But I'd just like to say this too,
It all very fine if you're really divine,
And everybody wants you bad,
You take what you please with the greatest of ease,
And nobody will let you be sad.

Oh my the days roll by,
I make no connection at all, no, no,
Drink this wine in the bright sunshine,
Waiting for a star to fall,
And I must be like a million souls,
Who've got nobody at all,
To warm their hart and give them start,
Spinning in the bright blue sky,
And the wings of love that can take them above,
The place where the penguins fly.

But oh my do I get high,
Lady when I'm next to you,
You're so crazy and wild,
Such a happy child,
You make a lot of loving too,
I should say so.
Such a crazy love.

Oh My, I really try,
But I just don't get anywhere,
You might say it only seems that way,
And I could find something everywhere,
And maybe I agree with you,
But I'd just like to say this too,
It all very fine if you're really divine,
And everybody wants you bad,
You take what you please with the greatest of ease,
And nobody will let you be sad.

Oh my do I get high,
Lady when I'm next to you,
You're so crazy and wild,
Such a happy child,
You make a lot of loving too,
You know you do.

Song From The Bottom Of A Well.
By Kevin Ayers.

This is a song from the bottom of a well,
There are things down here,
I've got to try and tell,
It's dark and light at the very same time,
The water sometimes seems like wine.

I learned some information way down here,
That might fill your heart and soul with fear,
But don't you worry, no don't be afraid,
I'm not in the magical mystery trade.

My imagination begins to purr,
As things don't happen, they just occur,
Softly crackling electrical smell,
There's something burning at the bottom of this well.

Sitting here alone I just have to laugh,
I see all the universe as a comfortable bath,
I drown my body so my mind is free,
To indulge in pleasurable fantasies.

There's something strange going on down here,
A sickening implosion of mistrust and fear,
A vast corruption that's about to boil,
A mixture of greed and the smell of oil.

This is a song from the bottom of a well,
I didn't move here, I just fell,
But I'm not complaining, I don't even care,
'Cause if I'm not here, then it's not there.

Whatevershebringswesing.
By Kevin Ayers.

I'm looking round madly,
For something to find,
That might give me a front,
To put something, something behind.

Just bouncing this ball,
Up and down the hall,
But it's full of best wishes,
And suffocating fishes, and all.

So, let's drink some wine,
And have a good time,
But if you really want to come through,
Let the good time, good time have you,
It's what you've got to do.

You said it was foolish,
For me to be sad,
But I'm very hungry, and you,
You're very well fed,
You're such a fat lady.

And I'm talking to you,
Just for something to do,
Cause I'd much rather kiss you,
But I know, I'm gonna miss you,
Again and again, I know I'm gonna miss you.

So, let's drink some wine,
And have a good time,
But if you really want to come through,
Let the good time, good time have you,
It's what you've got to do.

Repeat.

I sing to the island,
That sings in your head,
Cause I know you'd much rather be there,
Be there instead,
I know you'd rather be there.

But you won't find the answer,
Even when the wind blows,
Cause the answer my friend, is in front,
Right there in front of your nose,
Everybody knows, it's their nose.

So, let's drink some wine,
And have a good time,
But if you really want to come through,
Let the good time, good time have you,
It's what you've got to do.

Repeat.

Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes.
By Kevin Ayers.

I walked into this bar and the man refused,
He said we don't serve strangers in blue suede shoes,
We don't give credit, and we don't give way,
We have to think about what the people might say,
Uh you know what I mean.
I said sure man,

Oh, he gave me a smile that was sickly and wet,
And I offered him one of my cigarettes,
He took it, afraid that he might appear rude,
Then proceeded to sell me some second-class food,
Nice guy, meet 'em everywhere.

He said, my oh my, I have suffered too long,
And this cigarette seems to be very strong,
I don't make the rules,
I just get what I take,
And I guess every rule was made to break,
You can take what you like, it won't hurt me,
'Cause I'm just working for the company,
From the green cigarette, He took a long drag,
And said, I think I'll pack my travelling bag.

I'm tired of cheating, and wasting my head,
And filling the boss's bags with bread,
I want to get out in the sun and rain,
And feel the wind on my skin again,
The world is large, and I've got time yet,
And by the way, thanks for that cigarette.
Umm thank you very much.

You know, I feel like a new man,
Yes I do, I don't know why,
I'd just like to say,
Thank you very much, indeed,
It's a beautiful day,
I think I'll be on my way, right away,
I'd like to say,
Thank you very much,
Yes, I'm getting the hell out of here,
Yes, I am, bye bye,
That's the end of the message,
Thank you very much,
Bye bye.
Yes bye bye,
Bye bye,
Bye bye,
Bye bye, Thank you very much.

Champagne Cowboy Blues.
By Kevin Ayers.

Champagne, Getting high again,
Makes me think of you,
Sunshine and this crazy wine,
There is loving too,
I don't care how or why.

One thing that I think I've learned,
Loving must be free,
So much energy is burned in pointless jealousy,
I just want to sing for you,
Yes I do.

Champagne, Getting high again,
Makes me think of you,
Sunshine and this crazy wine,
There is loving too, somewhere,
I don't care how or why.
As long as I'm high, champagne, yeah.

Good-bye old horse,
Thank you for the use of your body,
Hope you had a good time,
You got a bit of use out of mine,
Good-bye old horse.

I have recently discovered that Mike only plays on the title track of Whatevershebringswesing. All the other tracks were recorded without his appearance. As I have already put the other tracks online I feel that I may as well leave them for reference.

The Confessions Of Dr. Dream
And Other Stories.

Everybody's Sometime And Some People's
All The Time Blues.
By Kevin Ayers.

Well it's late in the evening,
And the weather is cold,
I'm beginning to miss you,
And that story's so old.

Well I know I've been knocking my head on the wall,
And I must've been crazy,
To leave you at all.

Oh yeaaa-aahh..

(chorus)

Strange kind of blue's coloured moon,
Shines in the middle of my room.

Sometimes I'm burning,
With a vision so bright,
That it brings on the sunshine,
In the middle of the night.

And all those musical ladies,*
And the crazy young men,
There all trying to make music,
Together again.

Oh no..

chorus..

Git. Solo.

chorus twice...

*Substitute this verse for June 1st 1974 version.
Yes we all live for pleasure,
And some find it in pain,
And we all let our treasure,
Slip right down the drain.

Oh yeaaa-aahh..

June 1st 1974.

Everybody's Sometime And Some People's
All The Time Blues.
By Kevin Ayers.

See The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories version.

Two Goes Into Four.
By Kevin Ayers.

Two goes into four
Two times no more
Two will make four
Blue goes into green
Mostly unseen
Ŗlue becomes green
Dreams take me so far
Life is the star
Trapped in my jar
Go
Follow the wind
Open your heart
Then you may start
To make it
Better

Odd Ditties.

Gemini Child.
By Kevin Ayers.

Spent an awful lot of time making tunes and making rhymes
Things that other people do, yeah
From this heap of words and rhyme
I never really gave much time to something just for you, yeah

Oh Gemini child you know I love you
I don't really have to tell you
Cause you know damn well that I do

Anyway it's not so much what I say as
What I do for you girl
So here's a song that I thought of long ago
That really comes from you, yeah

Gemini child, you make life come alive
Suddenly there's so much loving to share with you

And I do Gemini child, you make life come alive
Suddenly there's so much loving to share with you

And I do Oh Gemini child you know I love you
I don't really have to tell you
Cause you know damn well that I do

Puis-je?
By Kevin Ayers.

J'etais perdu dans la rue
fatigue et mal au cul
J'ai vu un petit cafe
avec une fille dedans
et je lui disais

'Puis-je m'asseoir aupres de toi
pour te regarder?
J'aimerais la compagnie de ton soleil.

Je ne veux pas plus que ca
Non, ca n'est pas une grande histoire
Encore un beau sourire
et apres ca je peux partir

'Puis-je m'asseoir aupres de toi
pour te regarder?
J'aimerais bien la compagnie de ton soleil.

Butterfly Dance.
By Kevin Ayers.

Everything you do is true as long as you believe it
And everything you say is play and that's how you should treat it
And everyone is high until there's something makes them low
That's when you should stay, that's not the time to go
No, no, no, no, no, no
That's when you should stay and let your love just flow

Lady lady won't you come here quick
This whisky and wine is making me sick
I want you now and I don't care why
You crazy beautiful butterfly
And it could take all night to get a single thing right
It could take all day to find something to say
Ask me a question and I'll tell you a lie
Ask me another, I'll spit in your eye
Don't like to leave you but I know I can't stay
So just keep lovin' in your butterfly way
And it could take all night to get a single thing right
It could take all day to find something to say
Too much and too many things on my mind
Can't make a story of things I can't find
Rock and roll music playin' in my head
Gonna keep on dancin' till I drop down dead
It could take all night to get a single thing right
It could take all day to find something to say

Lady lady won't you come here quick
Cause these evil drugs are makin' me sick
I want you now and I don't care why
You crazy beautiful butterfly
And it could take all night to get a single thing right
It could take all day to find something to say
Magical Margaret
You know you're so high above
You fill my head with music
My heart with love
And it could take all night to get a single thing right
It could take all day to find something to say
Magical Margaret....
Magical butterfly

Stars
By Kevin Ayers.

What can I give you, girl
Something that you've never had
Something that'll make you glad...
in your heart.

What can I show you, girl
Something that you've never seen
Yeah, somewhere that you've never been...
never been before.

What can I tell you
Something that you've never heard;
Can I find a special word
To say what I mean.

And, I'm feeling like a million
Sparkling stars;
Floating in the magic of what you are,
'Cause I'm feeling like a million
Sparkling stars;
Floating in the magic of what you are.

What can I give you, girl,
I can give my share of time;
That's the only thing that's mine
To give.

What can I show you, girl,
I can show you all I see
And if you'll believe in me
I won't let you down.

What can I tell you,
I can tell you anything;
But I know I'd rather sing
Rather sing the song.

And, I'm feeling like a million
Sparkling stars;
Floating in the magic of what you are,
'Cause I'm feeling like a million
Sparkling stars;
Floating in the magic of what you are.

Lady Rachel.
By Kevin Ayers.

See BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert version.

Still Life With Guitar.

I Don't Depend On You.
By Kevin Ayers.

Radio's playing the blues,
Somebody's making the news,
And I'm rolling along,
In the way that I do saying,
I don't depend on you.

Hearing the words that you say,
Watching you walking away,
Telling myself I'm just feeling blue and,
I don't depend on you.

Now you're over there,
All alone in your chair,
While I'm over here drinking wine,
And I'm asking the sky,
Won't you please tell me why,
That woman could never be mine.

It's getting late by now,
I've got to keep moving somehow,
Telling myself I'm just feeling blue and,
I don't depend on you babe.

Way over there,
All alone on your chair,
I'm over here drinking wine,
And I'm asking the sky,
Won't you please tell me why,
That woman could never be mine.

It's getting late by now,
I've got to keep moving somehow,
Yeah, Telling myself I'm just feeling blue and,

I don't depend on you .

Oh no, I don't depend on you babe.

I don't depend on you.

BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert.
Also Too Old To Die Young (Disc one).

Lady Rachel.
By Kevin Ayers.

She climbs up the stairs by the light of a candle,
Then the door with no handle is closing behind her again,
She places the light on a chair by the window,
Says a prayer while the wind blows,
And then in her bed clothes she hides.

Now she's safe from the darkness,
She's safe from its clutch,
Now nothing can harm her,
At least not very much.

What will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
What will you dream of tonight?
Who will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
Who will you dream of tonight?

She climbs up a hill and is handed a parcel,
Then she unwraps the parcel,
And discovers a castle inside,
The draw bridge is open,
And a voice from the water,
Says welcome my daughter,
We've all been expecting you to come.

She climbs up the stairs by the light of a candle,
Then the door with no handle is closing behind her again,
Now she's safe from the darkness,
She's safe from it's clutch,
Now nothing can harm her,
At least not very much.

What will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
What will you dream of tonight?
Who will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
Who will you dream of tonight?

She's safe from the darkness,
She's safe from it's clutch,
Now nothing can harm her,
At least not very much.

What will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
What will you dream of tonight?
Who will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
Who will you dream of tonight?

May I.
By Kevin Ayers.

See Shooting at the moon version.

Clarence In Wonderland.
By Kevin Ayers.

Sitting on the beach like Clarence in Wonderland,
I had a dream and I know you'll all understand,
Riding up the beach, it only took a moment,
Along came a lady looking for amusement,
She came up to me and everything was smiling,
And then she said something, sounded like a violin,

Let's go to my chateau,
We could have a good time,
Drinking lots of sky wine, Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon,
We're gonna get there soon,
Gonna get there soon,

Then I said Juliet I really do believe you are (inaudible),
But she said it's too late, I don't think I can save you now,
I said baby don't take me any faster please,
I will be your pupil if you can be my master,
She pulled out her gun and really started screaming,
Don't play with me I know you're only dreaming.

Let's go to my chateau,
We could have a good time,
Drinking lots of sky wine,
Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon,
We're gonna get there soon,
Gonna get there soon,

Suddenly my eyes were popping and a jumping,
I didn't know why, but I must have taken something nice,
Juliet's face was screaming with lightening,
Couldn't see myself, it was very very frightening,
You had to leave; I had to do it my way,
That was very strange cause there wasn't any highway.

Let's go to my chateau,
We could have a good time,
Drinking lots of sky wine,
Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon,
We're gonna get there soon,
Gonna get there soon,

Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon,
We're gonna get there soon,
Gonna get there soon,

Miss Juliet Kate, Queen of the moon,
We're gonna get there soon,
Gonna get there soon,

Whatevershebringswesing.
By Kevin Ayers.

See Whatevershebringswesing version.

There Is Loving.
By Kevin Ayers.

See Whatevershebringswesing version.

Margaret.
By Kevin Ayers.

See Whatevershebringswesing version.

Colores Para Dolores.
By Kevin Ayers.

This track is really Rheinhardt And Geraldine
and Colores Para Dolores.

See Shooting At The Moon versions for lyrics.

Crazy Gift Of Time.
By Kevin Ayers.

Does the world seem good to you?
Does the music get to you?
Does the wisdom of your heart,
Show you how to play your part?

All my blond and twilight dreams,
All those wasted future schemes,
All those glasses drained of wine,
All this crazy gift of time.

You, dear sister, kiss of mine,
Can you cope with all this time,
With your mystic all awry,
Feeling small beneath the sky.

All my blond and twilight dreams,
All those wasted future schemes,
All those glasses drained of wine,
All this crazy gift of time.

Happy birthday to you all,
I hope you really have ball,
And when you're walking up the road,
I hope you finally explode!

Why Are We Sleeping.
By Kevin Ayers.

It begins with a blessing,
But it ends with a curse,
Making life easy,
By making it worse,
My mask is my master,
The trumpeter weeps,
But his voice is so weak,
As he speaks from his sleep,
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!

People are watching,
People who stare,
Waiting for something,
That's already there,
You can turn to your partner and say,
How does it seem,
She'll look at you and say,
Get out of my dreams,
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!

My head is a nightclub,
With glasses and wine,
And the customers dancing,
Or just marking time,
Tomorrow I'll find it,
The trumpeter screams,
Then remembers that he's hungry,
And he drowns in his dreams, saying,
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!

It begins with a blessing,
But it ends with a curse,
Making life easy,
By making it worse,
Turn to your partner and say,
How does it seem,
She'll look at you and say,
Get out of my dreams,
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!
Why, why, why, why are we sleeping!
sleeping! sleeping!

Singing The Bruise.

Gemini Child.
By Kevin Ayers.

See Odd Ditties version.

Lady Rachel.
By Kevin Ayers.

See BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert version.

Derby Day.
By Kevin Ayers.

This song is dedicated to Simon Watson Taylor, The college of Pataphysics, [inaudible], Banana Moon, Robert Wyatt and the Whole World.

It's Der-Derby day (hurray),
First race is beginning (they're off),
Der-Derby day (hurray),
Someone will be winning,

Don't keep your hands in your pockets my dear,
The goddess of fortune is buzzing your ear,
Put your money down here.
You've got to take a chance, got to take a chance, got to take a chance.

'Cos it's Der-Derby day (hurray),
Wining and dining,
Hip hip hurray,
On with the sun shining,

Who could decry such a splendid affair?
The festival feeling abounds in the air,
Get up off your chair,
'Ave your self a dance, 'ave your self a dance, 'ave your self a dance.

Whether you're a king or a soldier,
Whether you're rich or you're poor da da da,
The sunshine is free,
And as you can see there's so much more.

'Cos it's Der-Derby day (hurray),
First race is beginning (they're off)
Hip hip hurray,
Someone will be winning,

Oh don't keep your hands in your pockets my dear,
The goddess of fortune is buzzing your ear,
Aní put your money down here.
You've got to take a chance, got to take a chance, got to take a chance.

(Yodelling)

Interview.
By Kevin Ayers.

I have been called a clown,
Yes you may write that down,
And for a little money,
I am extremely funny.

I play before my audience,
I make them laugh and shout,
And when they've laughed for quite a while,
The doorman lets them out.

You ask me how I do my act,
Well this is my reply,
I climb up on a ladder,
And announce that I will fly.

We did It Again.
By Kevin Ayers.

Who are you going to dedicate this song to then David?

I'd like to dedicate this number to my wife Susan and my baby Sarah.

Ah. Yeah lovely.

I would like to dedicate this song to my mother wherever he is.

(Laughs, Groans)

Go on, you dedicate someone then Mike.

I'll dedicate it to my pussycat Cindy.

Ah.

I would like an extra dedication to Kevin Ayers who is a really wonderful boss.

I would like to dedicate this on to Mr. Peter Jenner who is sitting there grinning at me through the control room window.

Did it again,
We did it again,
And then we did it again,
And then we did it again,
Oh yeah we did it again,

[Repeat many times]

Lets hear it for the Whole World,
Yeah, Nice, A really great performance from the Whole World.

I can see you are, see you are very fond of C-U-R, R-A-N-T-S,
We have some currant cake,
Currant cake thatís the stuff you ought to bake,
Just for old times sake,
Remember when you were young and full of fun,
You used to take the currants out and throw away the bun,
I can see you are, see you are very fond of C-U-R, R-A-N-T-S, Yes.

Pretty little girl,
Come a walking in the woods with me,
Whilst you're walking in the woods with me,
I will sing you songs of love.

Pretty little girl,
We will walk beneath an August moon,
We will stop to bill and coo and swoon,
In our forest gate of love.

You love me, I love you,
Darling this is true,
I love you, you love me,
We'll go through life so happily.

So pretty little girl,
Come a walking in the woods with me,
Whilst you're walking in the woods with me,
I will sing you songs of love sweet songs of love.

Thank you ladies and gentle men,
My name is Lolin Coxhil and I composed that tune.
Thank you very much indeed.

Murder in the air,
It's err it's your turn to go up now Geoffrey,
Oh right, these five bob flights seem to have caught on,
I've got to dash back to town though,
We shan't be long shall we?
No we shan't be long, get in.
Queer isn't, you don't realise it when you've left the ground,
How far up are we going Jim?
About a thousand feet.
No! How extraordinary,
The people down there already look like dots and yet we hardly seem to be moving.
How many miles an hour is she going?
About ninety,
Agh, Agh!
Ha ha ha! Had to bank there, made you feel funny eh?
Yes, don't you get that sensation?
No not now, but the first time I was as sick as a dog.
I think if you did any stunts it would just about kill me.
Well you sound as if you've got the wind up already.
No, No, So long as you don't play the fool,
Colonel Baker was saying that flying is really much safer than motoring.
True, but if anything does go wrong with a plane,
You've a pretty poor chance of landing with a whole skin.
Agh, Agh, That was a nasty jump Jim, did we strike an air pocket?
Ha, ha, ha, I thought that would make you squirm.
Now lets try another, one, two, three,
Agh, Agh, For Gods sake don't do that Jim,
I've never been up before. You know that.

The Garden Of Love.

The Garden of Love.
Poem by William Blake.

I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen:
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.

And the gates of this Chapel were shut,
And "Thou shalt not" writ over the door;
So I turned to the Garden of Love,
That so many sweet flowers bore;

And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tombstones where flowers should be;
And Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with briers my joys and desires.

Singles:

Orible Orange.
By Kevin Ayers.

I'm an orible orange
Covered in chemical spray.
I'm absolutely nasty
That's why I have to say
That I'm an orible orange
(He's an orible orange)
I'm an orible orange
(He's an orible orange)
I'm an orible orange
(He's an orible orange)
And you shouldn't eat me.

I'm a soggy white sandwich
Made from bleached white bread.
I'm absolutely nutrition-less and useless,
That's why it has to be said
That I'm a soggy white sandwich
(He's a soggy white sandwich), etc.

I'm a chemical kipper,
Coloured with poisonous red dye.
I wish I were a beautiful bloater
But next to a pat of rancid butter I lie.
I'm a chemical kipper, etc.

I'm a lamentable lentil
Lamentablentablentablentable lentil.
I'm a lamentable lentil, etc...

I'm a miserable maggot,
I live in poisoned fruit.
I always have bad tummy aches,
And very often puke--blechgh!
I'm a miserable maggot
Such a miserable maggot.
Fruit ain't what it used to be.
I'm a miserable maggot, etc...

I'm an unhappy apple
Covered in chemical dust
I'm absolutely toxic
So I warn you all I must
I'm an unhappy apple, etc.

...You shouldn't eat me.

The Up Song.
By Kevin Ayers.

No more singing Blue Moon again
I'm in tune with the tune again
Feeling something and I think it's real
I maybe crazy, but it's what I feel

I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
For the very first time, very first time
That's not just wine, no no
It's sweeter than wine, oh oh

Don't mind if I sing and shout
I've got something to shout about

I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
For the very first time, very first time
That's not just wine, no no
It's sweeter than wine, oh oh

No more singing Blue Moon again
I'm in tune with the tune again
Feeling something and I think it's real
I maybe crazy, but it's what I feel

I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
For the very first time, very first time
That's not just wine, no no
It's sweeter than wine, oh oh

Don't mind if I sing and shout
I've got something to shout about

I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
For the very first time, very first time
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Yes, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love

I can't get enough celebration
I can't get enough celebration

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