RIDE

by Blake

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This record is dedicated to Daniel David Kirwan, 1950-2018.

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released September 22, 2018

Produced by Dominic Bailey-Clay and recorded at Nine Volt Leap Studios, Melksham apart from tracks 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 which were produced by Blake and recorded at home.

All songs written by Julian Pugsley except ‘Record Collection’ by Julian Pugsley and Joel Rocko, 'Time Passes Quickly' by Julian Pugsley and Joe Brown and ‘Dust’ by Danny Kirwan.
The Copyright in this sound recording is owned by Julian Pugsley © Rockhopper Records 2018.

'Dust' licensed by Easy Song Licensing; Licence #273126.

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Track Name: Record Collection
I don’t care about your horoscope, oh no
Don’t give a fig if you are Leo or Scorpio
I just need some time to rifle through your shelves

You seem well read but that’s not all I need to know
What really matters is what’s on your stereo
And I won’t let you keep it all to yourself

Just let me look into your record collection
Make sure we’re heading in the same direction

The record sleeves disclose your personality
Your filing system our compatibility
Can you hear the static as the record starts?

I’m no fanatic and I hope that’s plain to see
It’s just pragmatic to check you’re the one for me
If the needle jumps so will my heart

Just let me look into your record collection
Make sure we’re heading in the same direction

I’m watching while the needle moves
So I can read between the grooves
To see just what the music proves

Just let me look into your record collection
Make sure we’re heading in the same direction
Just let me look into your record collection
A little chance to scrutinise your selection

I’m watching while the needle moves
So I can read between the grooves
I’m watching while the needle moves
So I can read between the grooves
Track Name: Ride
Ride

The great outdoors is great for sure
And I’m just grateful that I’m sucking air
And the breeze tastes sweet and the day’s such a treat
And the wind is rushing through my hair

I ride, just ride

In the dappled sun now the Springtime’s come
With the blossom blooming white and pink
And the shady trees with their dancing leaves
Are making patterns on the road like ink

I ride, just ride

Riding down the street where the people meet
And you don’t know anybody’s name
Now the winter’s done in the sun we’re one
And everybody seems to feel the same

I ride, just ride

Now the sky looks just like honey and my world is looking sunny
And the kids are playing everywhere
And my soul feels free just my wheels and me
Today I’m living life without a care

I ride, just ride
Track Name: Can't Get Over You
Can’t Get Over You

Hard lines, a lesson learned
You don’t know what you got
Until you lose the lot
The one time I crashed and burned
Left all alone out there
The wreckage everywhere

I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you

Love’s blind, love’s unkind
We’re all just animals
There ain’t no manual
The one time I crossed the line
I flew too near the sun
Destroyed what we’d begun

I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you

Up, down, spinning round
I don’t know where to turn
As far as you’re concerned
Was so good is your heart made of wood
Now you don’t seem to care
About our love affair

I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you
I can’t get over you
Track Name: Time Passes Quickly
Time Passes Quickly

You may walk the road to nowhere
You may travel by first class
You may struggle hard to get there
You may never take a chance
You may live a life unquestioned
You may have a thirst for gin
You may daydream in your lessons
But there’s one thing to take in

Time passes quickly

There will be peace there will be war
Every dog will have its day
You may wonder what it’s all for
You may wish your life away
You may leave the past behind you
May believe there’s nothing more
You may find God he may find you
But there’s one thing that’s for sure

Time passes quickly

I remember, I remember
How I used to feel
How I used to feel
Time passes quickly
Only this moment is real

Who’s that person, who’s that person
Looking at me
Who can it be
Time passes quickly
Took a while to see it was me

No distractions, no distractions
I just wanna breathe
Just let me breathe
Time passes quickly
And that you’d better believe

Time passes quickly
Track Name: Dust
Dust

When the white flame in us is gone,
And we that lost the world's delight
Stiffen in darkness, left alone
To crumble in our separate night;

When your swift hair is quiet in death,
And through the lips corruption thrust
Has stilled the labour of my breath --
When we are dust, when we are dust
When we are dust, when we are dust
Track Name: Rock n Roll Animal
Rock n Roll Animal

I light up the city
I light it up with my soul
I light up the city
Like I am losing control
My girl she’s so pretty
Feel I could swallow her whole
Sweet rider, grafitti
There’s nothing like rock n roll

I’m a rock n roll cannonball
I’m a rock n roll animal

You hear me come running
I’m getting closer to you
The engine is humming
There’s nothing else you can do
Long time it’s been coming
I gotta give you the news
The message is loving
So let me shake off your blues

I’m a rock n roll cannonball
I’m a rock n roll animal

I’m gonna make it
You know I’m gonna make it
I’m gonna make it for sure
I’m gonna take it
Ain’t never gonna fake it
I’m gonna take on the world

I light up the city
I light it up with my soul
I light up the city
Like I am losing control
My girl she’s so pretty
Feel I could swallow her whole
Free rider, graffiti
White Light White Heat Rock n Roll

I’m a rock n roll cannonball
I’m a rock n roll animal

I’m gonna make it
You know I’m gonna make it
I’m gonna make it for sure
I’m gonna take it
Ain’t never gonna fake it
I’m gonna take on the world

Rock n roll animal
Track Name: News Corporation Blues
News Corporation Blues

Somewhere in your town
There’s an office looking down
Better doff your cap and remove your shoes
On everything I thought was mine
They’ve gone and placed a dollar sign
Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues

You can look for miles around
There ain’t nobody to be found
Who can say at once just look at me
I’m the only one who’s truly free

There’s no justice, there’s no escape
Right wing agenda shoved in your face
Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues

We thought he had a price to pay
But then we saw him calmly walking away
We thought we had his number two
But number ten said it just won’t do

You worship money, you peddle fame
And politicians are just pawns in your game
Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues

You’ll sell it down to the bone
And we’ll buy it cos we need Game of Thrones
Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues
Track Name: Autograph
Autograph

She’s my baby and I love, love her so
She’s my baby though I’ve never told her so
But I need to let her know

She’s my baby I’d do anything for her
She’s a lady, the one that I prefer
All I want is to confer

Don’t need her number
Don’t need her photograph
Don’t need her DNA
I just want her autograph

She’s my baby and I’ve waited oh so long
She’s my baby and my love for her’s so strong
I know nothing could go wrong

She’s my baby but my time is running out
She’s a lady and I’m left without a doubt
That we could work it out

Don’t need her number
Don’t need her photograph
Don’t need her DNA
I just want her autograph

She’s my baby and I love, love her so
She’s my baby and I want the world to know
That I’ll never let her go

Don’t need her number
Don’t need her photograph
Don’t need her DNA
I just want her autograph
Track Name: Calvary
Calvary

Walk the road to Calvary
Take up your cross
On the road to Calvary
Misery and loss
Stumbling on the stony ground
And your faith is gone
Feel the darkness falling down
With the setting sun

All of our pain you will know
All of our hate letting go
On Calvary, on Calvary

Breaking bones and workshop sounds
Hammering your wrists
And the choking blood runs down
As your body twists
When they raise you from the ground
Takes your breath away
And you’re looking all around
But you’re alone today

All of our pain you will know
All of our hate letting go
On Calvary, on Calvary

Shouting out your final sounds
As you’re set adrift
They steal your clothes
And pull you down
It’s the graveyard shift
Another homeless drifter gone
Another life misled
Weren’t they the ones who sang those songs
Let the dead bury the dead

All of our pain you will know
All of our shame is on show
On Calvary, on Calvary
Track Name: Only Love Can Do That
Only Love Can Do That

Speaking by the monument
He said he’d had a dream
One quarter of a million
Were witnessing the scene
He counted them the instrument
To save his country’s soul
Waiting for a hundred years
Still fighting for their goal

Because the dark can’t drive out darkness
Because hate can’t drive out hatred
Only love can do that

We never can be satisfied
Stripped of our dignity
But bending towards justice
Is the arc of history
Let righteousness run down like rain
Let God’s love enter in
Judge me by my actions
Not the colour of my skin

Because the dark can’t drive out darkness
Because hate can’t drive out hatred
Only love can do that

Burdened by the cost of love
And evil close at hand
He went up to the mountaintop
And saw the promised land
He knew the final victory
Of peace over the sword
His eyes had seen the glory of
The coming of the Lord

Because the dark can’t drive out darkness
Because hate can’t drive out hatred
Only love can do that
Track Name: Maggie's Dream/First Lane Reel
Maggie’s Dream

Maggie dreamt she’d left the farm and took a holiday
Pa had hit the bottle hard, was time to get away
The workers wouldn’t stay too long, cos Ma kept wanting more
She never knew when she was wrong, kept laying down the law

Brother John was goin’ down and hadn’t talked since June
Not since he’d seen sweet Mary drown lake swimming at full moon
And Maggie she was lonesome, felt wretched as a flea
And moonshine gin and hoedown sin were not a cure for she

Maggie dreamt she flew far, far away
Over the hills to where the music plays
Maggie dreamt she’d found a better way
A place where she could make it through each day, oh

La la la la etc.

She woke up in a cold sweat, her night clothes wet and thin
She hollered out to someone but nobody came in
She heard the clock a-ticking, the night’s watch drawing in
Outside the moon was burning bright, the white light on her skin

Maggie dreamt she flew far, far away
Over the hills to where the music plays
Maggie dreamt she’d found a better way
A place where she could make it through each day, oh

La la la la etc.
Track Name: A Song For Today
A Song For Today

Sing your song warm so it wards off the storm
Night and day
Sing your song clear so it’s heard far and near
What you say

You then play on
And I’ll strum along
And we’ll sing a song for today

Sing your song proud so it speaks to the crowd
Right away
Sing your song strong even when you go wrong
It’s OK

You then play on
And I’ll strum along
And we’ll sing a song for today

Sing your song fierce so the hate it can pierce
Don’t delay
Sing your song long for it’s where you belong
Everyday

You then play on
And I’ll strum along
And we’ll sing a song for today

You then play on
And I’ll strum along
And we’ll sing a song for today
A song for today
Today and always

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