”Life On Mars?”

It’s a God awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling “no”
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks
through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen.
But the film is a saddening bore
For she’s lived it
ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

(chorus)
Sailors! Fighting in the dance hall
Oh man,
Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show.
Take a look at the lawman
beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he’ll ever know
he’s in the best selling show.
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse
has grown up a cow.
Now the workers
have struck for fame
‘Cause Lennon’s on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother: my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
’cause I wrote it
ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
as I ask you to focus on
(chorus)
(sound of phone ringing)
Mind the phone.

Rock & Roll suicide

Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth

You pull on your finger, then another finger, then your cigarette
The wall-to-wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget
Ohhh oh oh oh, you’re a rock n roll suicide

Youre too old to lose it, too young to choose it
And the clocks waits so patiently on your song
You walk past a cafe but you don’t eat when you’ve lived too long
Oh, no, no, no, you’re a rock n roll suicide

Chev brakes are snarling as you stumble across the road
But the day breaks instead so you hurry home
Don’t let the sun blast your shadow
Don’t let the milk float ride your mind
They’re so natural – religiously unkind

Oh no love! you’re not alone
Youre watching yourself but you’re too unfair
You got your head all tangled up but if I could only
Make you care
Oh no love! you’re not alone
No matter what or who youve been
No matter when or where youve seen
All the knives seem to lacerate your brain
Ive had my share, I’ll help you with the pain
Youre not alone

Just turn on with me and you’re not alone
Lets turn on with me and you’re not alone (wonderful)
Lets turn on and be not alone (wonderful)
Gimme your hands cause you’re wonderful (wonderful)
Gimme your hands cause you’re wonderful (wonderful)
Oh gimme your hands./