----------- COVER PLUS, 1981 - LYRICS ♪ -----------

COVER PLUS (WE'RE ALL GROWN UP) 4:04
© Hazel O'Connor

Let's all play mums and dads, come on
Where do babies come from, mum?
Shut up you naughty boy
And put your clothes back on

Mucky pup, cover up
Strip it down, cover round
Dirty muck, cover up


Look at us got cover plus
'Cos we're all grown up, we're all grown up

Peel off black nylon in the red light
Silly old men leer through their gun sights
Naughty girl turn round
I'll show you what's right

Mucky pup, cover up
Strip it down, cover round
Dirty muck, cover up
Look at us got cover plus
'Cos we're all grown up, we're all grown up

Mucky pup cover up
Look at us got cover plus, look at us got cover plus
We're all grown up, we're all grown up
Why don't you go and fix your face, up good
Why not buy some paint and hide your wood worm good
But let the children play the way they feel and should

Mucky pup, cover up
Strip it down, cover round
Dirty muck, cover up
Look at us got cover plus
'Cos we're all grown up, we're all grown up

All grown up


HANGING AROUND 4:11
© The Stranglers

Big girl in the red dress
She's just trying to impress us
'Cos she's got the barley fever
But she doesn't make a sound
She's just hanging around

Down the court road early
With the Hustlers big and burly
There's a million of'em selling
And the buyers can be found
They're just hanging around

Christ has told his mother
Christ has told her not to bother
'Cos he's alright in the city
'Cos he's high above the ground
He's just hanging around

One of'em comes closer
Got a monkey on his shoulder
And the monkey's getting grinner
But his eyes are on the ground
He's just hanging around

I'm moving in the colehelme
With the leather all around me
And the sweat is getting steamy
But their eyes are on the ground
They're just hanging around


EE-I-ADDIO 4:42
© Hazel O`Connor

Red ringed the eyes of the woman who cried to the night
Black and possessed are the eyes of the man who drank to no foresight
Then suffer little children, a haunted dream
Bright eyes, scared eyes, a silent scream
Now why'd you make me hit you - he'd say
Leave me alone I hate you - she'd say
Suffer little children, hear and have no say

A leopard can't change his spots
A tiger can't change his stripes
EE - I - addio
Mum and Dad still have their fights

This woman she takes a couple of pills to hide
When there's no place to turn you'd better just shut the door inside
Well, riddle me when is a home not a home
When you're twenty floors up and your love has gone
Your love was spent on fairy soaps

For hands that do dishes and hang your hopes
On children who in turn back to you

A leopard can't change his spots
A tiger can't change his stripes
EE - I - addio
Mum and Dad still have their fights

NOT FOR YOU 2:45
© Hazel O`Connor

Don't promise you'll never leave me
'Cos that would be a lie
We don't perceive the change of time
Tomorrow's a throw of the dice
Believe me I have tried for you
As much as I could

But I couldn't and I wouldn't
I couldn't I wouldn't
I couldn't give up my freedom
Not for you, or for anyone else

I guess I've lived along too long
To make this compromise
I know that this is hurting you
I've seen that look in your eyes
Oh, write me off as just another one
Who couldn't live up to your ideals

But I couldn't and I wouldn't
I couldn't I wouldn't
I couldn't give up my freedom
Not for you, or for anyone else

So take a walk - talk - talk - talk
So take a walk - talk - talk - talk
So take a walk - talk - talk - talk
So take a walk - blah - blah - blah

Don't promise you'll never leave me
'Cos that would be a lie
We don't perceive the change of time
Tomorrow's a throw of the dice
Believe me I have tried for you
As much as I could

But I couldn't and I wouldn't
I couldn't I wouldn't
I couldn't give up my freedom
Not for you, or for anyone else


HOLD ON 4:28
© Hazel O`Connor

Hello old friend long time no see
Except the sea between you and me
And that's physical, that's impenetrable

Left you laughing at the dreams that I told you
Now I'm laughing at the dreams that they sold you
It's such a shame, you had to join their nasty game

You didn't hold on
You didn't hold on
You didn't hold on
To a dream,
Ain't it obscene

The silence in your room is getting me down
The thickly atmosphere descends upon the clown
Who laughs no more, broke the golden law

You didn't hold on
You didn't hold on
You didn't hold on
To a dream,
Ain't it obscene

The way they shake you, try to wake you
Be a man now, be a woman now
Try to shake you up, try to wake you up
Be a grown up, be a sour puss

Never mind my love, I'll leave this for you
Don't bother calling me, maybe I'll call you, so
Stay on the scene
And I'll stay chasing my dreams

You didn't hold on
You didn't hold on
You didn't hold on
To a dream,
Ain't it obscene

SO YOU'RE BORN 3:16
© Hazel O`Connor

So you're born, so you're torn
From a place that's safe and warm
I took a journey to see a world
So you're born
So you're torn

So you're pulled from pillar to post
And you're told it's best to be the one who knows the most
Yet the more I know, I know nothing
Yeh, you're born

I met a man, who sung a song
And the know-it-interlects said each note was wrong
It made me happy, and that's enough
So why did they give that man a rough time
Born
Torn

I have no memory for what I do
It's just a feeling, that I give to you
Yet the more I know, I know nothing
Yeh, you're born

I met a man who sailed the sea
Told me everything in this world is free
He said faith, mark you, is all you need
To believe is also to bleed

You're born
You're torn

So you're born, so you're torn
From a place that's safe and warm
Took a journey to see a world
So you're born

 

DAWN CHORUS 4:00
© Hazel O`Connor

Here I sit so silently, wait by your opening door
May flit, may fly, may not understand why,
I fear, when I hear you are near me

But did they listen, listen to you today dawn
O dawn, dawn chorus
But did they listen to you today dawn
I hear you, I feel you, not yet born
I hear you, I fear you, not yet born.

I take to the sky, where angels fear to fly
Air traffic control has just gone mad
And your song reminds him, makes him feel so sad of those
Hot balmy nights he never had.

But did they listen, listen to you today dawn
O dawn, dawn chorus
But did they listen to you today dawn
I hear you, I feel you, not yet born
I hear you, I fear you, not yet born.

 

ANIMAL FARM (WE WILL BE HAPPY?) 4.05
© Hazel O`Connor

The cock it crowed 'It's morning' the donkey said 'Ee-aw'
The pigs they grunted expectantly for the farmer to open the door
The chicken started clucking, they couldn't lay no eggs
They were just plain frightened,
Remembering what the pig had said ('just do as you're told')
Remembering what the pig had said (and they all sang)

We will be happy, we will be free,
We're gonna make it, make equality
Hap-happy are we, hap- happy are we
Hap-happy are we, we're so holy

Now the pig said 'This is our day'
We're gonna chase the farmer away
Now everyone must do their work like before
Except for me and I must think for you behind this door

So they chased the farmer away,
And the pig got on his soap box to say
'Don't you worry don't you make no fuss
All you have to do is follow us'
(and do as you're told)
All you have to do is follow us
(and they all sang)

We will be happy, we will be free,
We're gonna make it, make equality
Hap-happy are we, hap- happy are we
Hap-happy are we, we're so holy

The cock it crowed 'It's morning' the donkey said 'Ee-aw'
The chickens clucked expectantly for the pig to open the door.

We will be happy, we will be free,
We're gonna make it, make equality
Hap-happy are we, hap- happy are we
Hap-happy are we, we're so holy

 


RUNAWAY 3:20
© Hazel O`Connor

You hate yourself, so you hate everybody else
People can make you fell small
Small is a size when age just won't rise fast enough
So you wait for the day, to be up get away
Run, run as fast as you can
Over and over and over the hill faraway

Runaway
Is there something you're trying to say
Runaway
Please come home one day
Runaway
Is there something you trying to say
Over and over and over and over again

I remember the day in a grey misty way
When I boarded the boat to the hook
I was sick to the sea that was beckoning me to it's end
In the light of the dawn, feeling ragged and worn
I pointed my thumb to the sky
Over and over and over that road again

Runaway
Is there something you're trying to say
Runaway
Please come home one day
Runaway
Is there something you trying to say
Over and over and over and over again

Now in the light of experience
There's something I want to say
Now in the light of experience
There's nowhere to run to
If from yourself you're really running away

Runaway
Is there something you're trying to say
Runaway
Please come home one day
Runaway
Is there something you trying to say
Over and over and over and over again

 

DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO 3:47
© Jim Webb

Hey, I can understand how it can be
Kind of hard to love a girl like me
I don't blame you much for wanting to be free
I just wanted you to know
I've loved you better than your own kin did
From the very start
It's my own fault for what happens to my heart
You see I've always known you'd go

So you just do what you gotta do
My wild sweet love
Tho'It may mean I'll never kiss those sweet lips again
Pay that no mind, just chase that dappled dream of yours
And come on back and see me when you can

Now I know they make you sad
Make you feel so bad
Say you don't treat me like you should
They got ways to make you feel good
I guess they got no way to know
I've had my eyes wide open from the start
And boy, you've never lied to me
The part of you they'll never see
Is the part you shown to me

So you just do what you gotta do
My wild sweet love
Tho'It may mean I'll never kiss those sweet lips again
Pay that no mind, just chase that dappled dream of yours
And come on back and see me when you can

 

MEN OF GOOD FORTUNE 3:10
© Lou Reed

Men of good fortune
Often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings
Often can't do anything at all
The rich son waits for his father to die
The poor just drink and cry
And me...
I just don't care at all

Men of good fortune
Very often can't do a thing
While men of poor beginnings
Often can't do anything
At heart they try to act like a man
Handle things the best way they can
They have no rich daddy to fall back on

Men of god fortune
Often cause empires to fall
While men of poor beginnings
Often can't do anything at all
It takes money to make money they say
Look at the Fords but didn't they start that way
And anyway
It makes no difference to me

 


THAT'S LIFE 4:34
© Hazel O`Connor

Sometimes I find it so hard, to understand
We had some laughs together
Together we tried to change hand in hand
But now it's come to this, for now goodbye
And I must love you and leave you
And you must love me and leave me
And I must love you and leave you
But if...

If I had another chance
I would have the same romance
With life and you
The lands we travelled trough
If I had my time again
I'd change it not another way
With you and life
The happiness and the knife
That's life
That's life
That's life

A penny for your thoughts right now
Hey, I think I know
It's sad but I'll not let you see
One single tear when it's time for you to go
And we can say our goodbyes with a smile
And I must love you and leave you
And you must love me and leave me
And I must love you and leave you
But if...

If I had another chance
I would have the same romance
With life and you
The lands we travelled trough
If I had my time again
I'd change it not another way
With you and life
The happiness and the knife
That's life
That's life
That's life

And I must love you and leave you
And you must love me and leave me
And I must love you and leave you
But if...

If I had another chance
I would have the same romance
With life and you
The lands we travelled trough
If I had my time again
I'd change it not another way
With you and life
The happiness and the knife
That's life
That's life
That's life.

 

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