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Song Lyrics 

From The Warmth In The White CD

 

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FLAME TO THE RHYTHM

 

You burn the flame to the music

You burn the flame to the music

You burn the flame to the music

Don’t let the flame beat the music!

 

You burn the flame to the cars, you burn the flame to the trees

You burn the flame to the ozone, “can I get some more please?”

Burn the flame to the ocean, the flame to the sky

The flame to the river, an eye for an eye

No one’s wising up huh, I’m sure it’s nothing to do with me or you

 

From when I was little, the first time I wet my head

Just six months, my mother threw me right in

Silky smooth cold wet fill the smile

With water, water, water

 

One summer out swimmin’ in the river to the sea

Swimmin’ with my sister it occurred to me

Why so long since it rained my girl

Why can I touch the bottom of what used to be a well

What happened to the fish, what happened to the birds

What happened to the water, where did it all go

No one’s wising up huh, I’m sure it’s nothing to do with me or you

 

CHORUS

You burn the flame to the rhythm and the rhythm to the flame

She’s still the same but no one takes the blame

You burn the flame to the rhythm and the rhythm to the flame

The change again, the change again

You burn the flame to the rhythm and the rhythm to the flame

She’s still the same but no one takes the blame

You burn the flame to the rhythm and the rhythm to the flame

The change, the change must come again

 

Well this year’s worse, heaps worse than before

But we keep rockin’ and knockin’ on fates door

What you think, are you prepared to compromise?

Water, water, water

 

Burn the flame to the music

Burn the flame to the music

Burn the flame to the music

Burn the flame to the rhythm

 

CHORUS

 

Don’t let the flame beat the music…

 

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GET DOWN TONIGHT

 

Don't you run, don't even think about it

Gonna get down gonna get get down tonight, that's right

Let me give you one more kiss on your favorite tattoo

 

Now that I seem to have your attention

Let's put on a record and toast to the mention 

Of a lovin’ intervention, that's right

 

You got the red dress on, no shoes

Lost myself just thinkin’ about what we could do tonight

And you know we’re gonna get down

 

Up and down we go, up and down we go

Who put the fridge upstairs anyway

What do you say, enough of the wordplay

 

Spin me round, knock me down with your moves on the dance floor

Show me what you got, don't stop

And you know we’re gonna get down

 

Get down tonight, get down tonight, my tiny little dancer

Get down tonight, get down tonight, my tiny little dancer

Get down tonight, get down tonight, my tiny little dancer

Get down tonight, get down tonight

 

Well, I know we agreed to take it slow,

But I had no idea that you were gonna put on such a show

Tonight alright, tonight alright

 

Move a little closer, share another drink

I think, think, think that it's to late for thinkin’ now

Somehow I'm not gonna get out of this one

 

Your beauty just astounds, every sound

Runs shivers up my spine, knock me flat on my back

And I tell you right now man there ain't no place that I'd rather be

 

Oh yeah

 

 CHORUS

 

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GOIN’ TO JAMAICA

 

We’re goin’ to Jamaica  (x4)

 

Well I’ve been sailing the sea for the best of three years

Had a lot to see and a lot of good cheers

Friends come and go - but I’m still here today

To tell the fateful story of what happened that day

 

It was a quarter to nine in the early morn

I just stepped on land for the first time since dawn

First I heard the bass - and then I heard the treble

Then of course I caught the naughty smell

 

Miss Viola I say ‘hey!’ what’s the go today

Six hours to work and all I do is play

Quiet down boy and relax your mind

Let your locks chill you’re on island time (chill…)

 

We’re goin’ to Jamaica  (x8)

 

Well just after lunch the haze begins to clear

In this part of Ochy we got nothin’ to fear except

The weather’s turnin’ from blue to gray

Better wind it up or begin to pray

 

I hear the hurricane it’s after me again

Go run, go hide, go call a friend

You here me runnin’ – but no one’s commin’

I guess I’m stuck in – the fun lovin’

 

Tropicana, No Espanola, Just Jamaica

 

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MAN TO THE MAN

 

He's a mad man, he's a mad man

 

Here’s the story of a mad man 

Awful nice just confused man

He's a man's man. Man oh man

Please somebody won't you stop the man

 

You call him the boss, you call him the tax man

Call him what you done will he's the next man

Hand in hand they go walkin’ down the lane

Skip to my loo, cock-a-doodle-doo

 

Well mister mister mister, mister parking inspector

There’s three minutes to go but you still select ‘er

Me, to be the one to make your trifecta

Waitin’ on me again, just to collect ‘er

 

You really shouldn't stand around on the job 

Your boss might know cause the man old him so

You best get goin’, in-spec-tor

‘Cause you gotta do lunch with the debt collector

 

CHORUS:  Please somebody won't you stop the man

 

Well mister po po mister five point o 

You do a great job but I still need to know

Why do you wanna come and stop the show

Well just cause the mayor man tells ya so?

 

Tryin’ have a good time, livin’ the life

Everyone’s comin’ round, I think I just saw your wife

Let the good times roll, whoa, stop the show

‘Cause you have to harass the young man about his grass

 

Young man never done a bad thing

Young man tryin’ to do his own thing

Young man no need to make a big scene

Young man groovin’ to the world beat

 

We're just about to kick it and drop the beat

Please stay for a drink hell, have a bite to eat

Next thing you know the man's tappin’ his feet 

To the phat bass line and the funky ass beat

 

CHORUS:  Please somebody won't you stop the man

 

Contradiction, the method of the man 

Contradiction, political system 

Contradiction, something real

Somebody speak up before there’s no one left to kill

 

Well mister man, tell me if you will

If you’re the man to the man, how can sit still? 

It's all about the people, not money and bills

But in the last 10 seconds you made half a mil

 

How bout stop the war, feed the poor

Help the needy, man give ‘em some more

Global warming, global dehydration

Asphyxiation, global desecration

 

Mister man I don't mean to get you down

Please don't forget what this world is all about

Here's your office, here is the steeple, 

Open the door man and see all the people

 

CHORUS:  Please somebody won't you stop the man

 

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MARY LOU

 

Hello miss Mary Lou, been so long since I seen you

Hello miss Mary Lou, been so long since I seen you

Maybe its been to long, and you forgot how much I need you

Well miss Mary Lou, I been countin’ the days just to greet you

 

Would you mind miss Mary Lou, if I stayed with you at your house

Would you mind miss Mary Lou, I'll be just as quiet as a mouse

I won't tell a single soul, I won't tell a single soul about us

Just let me in for awhile, I promise I'll be good tonight, I promise

 

Hello, Mary Lou

Well I been thinkin about you Mary, for awhile

Well I been thinkin about you Mary, for to long now

I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go now

 

Good bye miss Mary Lou, I'm sorry that I have to leave you

It seems that it's been to long, and you forgot how much I need you

 

 

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RAT RACE

 

Billabong, waterhole, pool of mud in the ground

Evolution they say well that's not what I've found

Try to keep it to myself but it's hard sometimes

 

Five years on this planet that we know so well

But the poor little kid's never heard or smelt

The rain comin’ down in his own damn backyard

 

The rivers run dry but your only concern

Is that this year your new boat won't turn

It doesn't make sense man, it doesn't make sense to me

 

Ya say it don't matter what I do now

It's to late now well say it's not true

Stop take a breath, take a look around

Tell me what ya see, looks like hope to me

 

I know we gotta keep up in the rat race

But ya know we gotta fix what we done to this place 

I know we gotta keep up in the rat race

Tryin’ so hard, left your common sense behind  

 

Well if I said sign a waiver for your bad behavior

Would ya look at me like you’re doin’ me a favor

Please sigh the petition for the mission of this world   

 

Mortgage, 5 kids, comfort in debt, 

So hard to stop but I want that pet,

Just one more thing - that's it, I swear this time 

 

Ya say it don't matter what I do now

It's to late now well say it's not true

Stop take a breath, take a look around

Tell me what ya see, looks like hope to me

 

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

But ya know we gotta fix what we done to this place 

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

Tryin so hard, left your common sense behind

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

There ain’t no sign of stoppin’ and there ain’t no sign of changin’ this place

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

‘Cause there ain't no spare planet for children this time

 

We know what's goin’ on, well can you feel it strong,

Ya know it's in our reach, gonna keep pushin’ forward today

Ya know it's gettin old, I feel it in my soul,

And ya know that it's still in our control

 

Just slow down a minute, there’s no need to push it

Gonna’ give it back more than we took in the first place

Gotta keep pushin’ she needs some lovin’

Leave a little bit for the next generation

 

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

But ya know we gotta fix what we done to this place 

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

Tryin’ so hard, left your common sense behind

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

There ain’t no sign of stoppin’ and there ain’t no sign of changin’ this place

Ya know we gotta keep up in the rat race

We gotta leave a little bit for the next generation

 

 

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SILHOUETTE

 

Well I say bounce, for your brother

Tell me will ya still dance for your mama

Well I remember that rain, on that summers day

Papa's on the porch, rockin’ that chair to the smell of rain

 

Dreams so big, we couldn't fit ‘em in the sky

We had dreams so big, man - just you and I

Playin’ Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and givin’ to the poor

Man it seems like yesterday, anyway

 

CHORUS:

Sun set on your silhouette

There’s a picture in my mind on that day - yeah

Two butterflies in the wind

Captured in the summertime

 

Well it feels like yesterday, sittin’ underneath that willow tree

Watching mama dance to the willow tree

Spendin’ our days, hidin’ in the grass

Watchin’ those clouds just rollin’ by, so high

 

Well I can make anything we want

Anything we need, anything you see

Out of those clouds

Do you remember what you used to make out of clouds, for me?

 

CHORUS

 

Sing to the lullaby - Sing to the lullaby

Sing to the lullaby - Sing to the lullaby

 

From my soul, to your kitchen table

Though my soul, the music makes me able

Shapes in the shade as the sun goes down,

Wind it up again, wind it up again and play the lullaby

 

Sing to the lullaby - Sing to the lullaby

Sing to the lullaby - Sing to the lullaby

 

CHORUS

 

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SUNDAY MORNING AVENUE

 

Hello, as stated by the sun ray

A new day, all starts with the sun ray

Cozy and warm with a little bit of you

Crack in cover, chills push us together

 

Lie down, don't get up just yet 

I got so much I need to get off my chest

So I can make some space for you to rest your head

 

Breathing in time together, in harmony together

Man it don't get much better than this

I tickle your ribs a little, now your stuck in the middle 

Sorry to wake you, couldn't help myself

 

No rush, just sleep, no need to go nowhere

Shut the door, keep out the cold, no need to go nowhere

I have a place with some space, for you to rest your head

 

I give you my soul with my all, my one, my only childhood girl

My life, with you, through the ups and downs,

Now we're back in this town on the ground 

In my dreams, I see the sun through the clouds

Livin’ where we want to be not so long, in this life

We gotta make the most of what we got and I don't want to ever stop 

 

Lovin’ you man it's true, what else we gonna do, 

That compares to what we have and all that we been through

Endless love on this Sunday morning avenue 

Not a care in this world except to be with you

 

Lie down, don't get up just yet 

I got so much I need to get off my chest

So I can make some space for you to rest your head

 

 

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WARMTH IN THE WHITE

 

Another sunrise through my content eyes

A purple golden sky turns to blue with you

 

Is that you wise old ghost?

A reflection in time

Of journeys most kind in time

 

Well cut through the glass,

Pierce through the trees

Rise to the sky

 

I can hear you in the hall

Almost touch you through the wall

But I know as before

 

You'll allude at first light

Curiosity will not lie

Well let me lie  

 

A recollection from your suggestion

Just the mention of your request

Seems to pause time  

 

It's been forty years since you were lost in this house

And still we come looking for you

We come and we go knowing some how

That your gone but still strong in some sense

 

As I go to the east with a question in mind 

Warmth in the white fills the room

Breeze moves the shade corrupted by questions

Why did you leave in this way  

 

Tell me why, tell me why, tell me why now

Tell me why, tell me why, tell me why now

 

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