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Deacon Blue - Fellow Hoodlums (1991)

01 James Joyce Soles 
02 Fellow Hoodlums
03 Your Swaying Arms
04 Cover From The Sky
05 The Day That Jackie Jumped The Jail
06 The Wildness
07 A Brighter Star Than You Will Shine
08 Twist And Shout Closing
09 Time Goodnight Jamsie
10 I Will See You Tomorrow
11 One Day I'll Go Walking  


James Joyce Soles

Here's the pictures
I promised to send
You see the airbase
Where we were sent
Now the winter
Has started to descend
Your loving son was sent here

I got your letter
From Boise Idaho
To James Joyce Soles
To James Joyce Soles
I went down at midnight
To the Holy Loch shore
And scattered the ashes
Of James Joyce Soles

He knew the reasons
Why we were here
He loved your parcels
And all your care
You're so thoughtful
They're so fair
I know my friend thought so
Was James Joyce Soles

He's not just a soldier
He's not just a friend
He's been in the wars
In a foreign land
He's been on the payphone
When it was so cold
He was my comfort
Was James Joyce Soles
He was my comfort
In a country so old
He was my comfort
Was James Joyce Soles


Fellow Hoodlums

On the night that
Maxton died
I fell over
The Clyde was full of old tyres
The wind nearly pulled my
Breeches off
And Ann Kelly
She kissed my mouth

Fellow hoodlums and
Engineers
The Union's south
And we're all here
I'm going up Buchanan Street
With a box of fireworks
And two bottles of
Tizer

On the last train from St. Enochs
I saw the graveyard
It looked like our old street
People were cheering
All the way from Hampden
With macaroons and
scarves and rattles

CHORUS

Billy`s a butcher now
Always has been
And he picks his teeth
With old rusty meat hooks
And he sends his beef with the bike boys
Monday to Saturday
Partick to Cowcaddens

CHORUS

Your Swaying Arms

Send me back all the thing she ever wrote
Tell me secrets of her days when she was young
Show me nights when she laughed
So innocent
I'll be happy
Waiting till they come

Love the people that she smiled upon
Walk with me in streets
Where she once stood
Say if it could be that we once passed like strangers
Long before the love we ever new

`Cause I've been longing
For a new world waiting
I've been hoping
To be sent
I've been picking up
All the love we squandered
Until you
Hold me in your swaying arms again

One day I can see us walking
Arm and arm in sheltered Kelvin way
Talking and tripping and teasing
And heading for the best part of the day

When your head
Falls softly on my pillow
No fear will make you cry or turn you grey
And we will wake
So early in the morning
Knowing you'll never
Never
Never go away

CHORUS

Cover From The Sky

I will love you when the morning is ascending
I will love you when the moon is riding high
I will love you when we only have pretending
When our home becomes a cover from the sky

Well my eyes have seen the dust and then the ashes
And the lowland and white sky of your home
And the rain that washed mascara from my lashes
And nothing gave us cover from the sky

When you're gone I notice all your tiny touches
And it's then that I see its then that I know why
If the days become the walls you never wanted
Our years will give us cover from the sky
From the sky

Well we've been among the saints and the angels
And we don't want to wait until we die
So we'll stand among the ruins of our temples
And prey to god for cover from the sky


The Day That Jackie Jumped The Jail

The day that Jackie jumped the jail
There was a big explosion just as he got off the motorway
And thirty thousand fireworks took the piss out of Princes Street Gardens
So he drove up to the Budgie for a livener
See the smell of cabbages first thing in the morning

The sun will be up again
And you you will be loved again

After the sausages and cream of the barley
There was a frame or two to be had at the "Imperial" on Mitchell Street
Five years ago he`d buried her memory with a snooker cue on a daft wee student`s head
Still he remembered everything

The sun will be up again
And you you will be loved again
And the wind
And the rain
And the wind
And the rain
Falls around

As he walked down Hope Street he thought about the last time they'd been together
He'd been wearing a green parka and he'd bought her yellow stilettos
That squeezed her toes
He'd told her the whole story as she took him into the wee penn behind Sloan's
And let him feel her all over
For the last time
Ten minutes later the meat wagon picked him up

The sun will be up again
And You,You will be loved again
You will be loved
And the wind
And the rain
Falls around
All over this town


The Wildness

Oh the rush hour is over
And the night has been trying
To drive us and chase us away
But we're lovely and drunk now
And our laugh doesn't
Rattle or fray
And the Friday folk
Are coming round
Let the wildness
Have its way

Oh sweet autumn
With your dark surprise
And your short days all smudged with gold
You covered up
Worn paths for us
So no story could be told
And sent the dark
Come tumbling down
So the wildness
Can't grow cold
So the morning
Would never know

Of the wildness
Of the wildness
Driving me on again
Of the wildness
Of the wildness
Shaking me
Letting me know

There were two of us driving
We were six miles out
And a
Hundred miles to go
Still the morning lies waiting
And the light falls
On your travel map
I'm still here hoping
For the wildness
To relax
For the wildness
To go back

CHORUS


I went up to your house one night
I took 59 in the rain
And I saw your tiny face shine
So calm and so bright
And so gay
I called in
I called out
I couldn't see any other name
I woke
One morning
With the wildness
Once again
With the wildness
Shining in

CHORUS


A Brighter Star Than You Will Shine

Down on the flag stones
The accordians
And sweet trumpets rise
Rusty memories
Of sin and doubting
Mingle in around
The Queen Street
Traffic noise

Would that all the love in the world
Watch me through the night

You know the preacher
All he preaches is vanity
Maybe, At last,You`ll see
A brighter star than you will shine one day

Hymns and words and busy planets
Said the preacher have come and gone
Even your smile will one day die away
When your wealth and words are forgotten

Would that all the love in the world
Stay with me tonight

You know the preacher
All he preaches is vanity
Maybe, At last,You`ll see
A brighter star than you will shine one day


Twist And Shout

You've got a lot of
Things to say about the
Big world and the
High skies so you
Walk a little in a
Long mile to be
Sure your eyes can see the
Right sights

I see a
Pale girl in a
Blue room with a
Pink dress and a
Wide smile I see a
Pale girl in a
Blue room with a
Pink dress and a
Wide smile

You`ve got a little
Way to go before you
Find the knowledge that you`re
Searching for so you`ll
Turn the big world
Upside down
To find the things that you
Never wanted

I see a
Pale girl in a
Blue room with a
Pink dress and a
Wide smile I need a
Pink smile on a
Dark night from the
Right girl to be
Sure it`s right

You`ve got three million things to get mad about
Another hundred things to get glad about
Junk food
The whole world over`s good as standing round
So baby twist and shout baby
Find out baby
Find out baby
Find out baby

So it`s April and the
Tings you say don`t
Seem as certain as on
Hogmanay when we
Kissed at midnight and a
Wee wee Bells had
Gave me courage for my
My heart to tell

I see a
Pale girl in a
Blue room with a
Pink dress and a
Wide smile I need a
Pink smile on a
Dark night from the
Right girl to be
Sure it`s right

CHORUS


Twist and shout
Come on come on baby


Closing Time

This is the way we walk
This is how we walk
At closing time
These are the songs we sing
These are our songs
At closing time
And in the clear
Of this sweet moonshine
We`ll walk back
To where we started
On our own again

This is my favourite time
Drink up now and move outside
It`s closing time
My most favourite lips
Are on the girls that I kissed
At closing time
And in the clear of dear sweet moonshine
We`ll walk back
To where we started
On our own again

When all the people are just
Shuffling home
When all the saddest things are
Said and done
And all the words are brighter
In the happy light of
Closing time

We took the shortcut home
Over the wood slat bridge
And stood and gazed and wished
Till all the clouds
Had vanished
Nothing could be missed
And only the river passed
And there at the back of eleven
In the late summer night
A leaf landed soft
Soft soft soft
And sorrowful
And your belly was warm
As the day was long
And night came upon us
So fast

Would you be poor
Not to be sure
That everything lasts for ever
Some things don`t get better
Till you`re on your own again

CHORUS


We took the shortcut home
Over the wood slat bridge
And stood and stared and wished
Till all the clouds
Had vanished
Nothing could be missed

And only the river passed
And there at the back of eleven
A leaf landed soft and sorrowful
And your belly was warm
And the day was long
And night came upon us

So fast
So fast
Came so fast
Came so fast
Came so fast
And all we said

Da da do do
All we said was
All we said was
Was da da do do
Was da da do do
Da da do do

And all we said
Do do
Do do
Do do

Goodnight Jamsie


You were a good man
Jamsie
Everone loves you
Now you`re gone
And the seagulls over
Where you lie
Sing your final song

I`m walking back
Away from here
To see where you belong
Here`s the church
And here`s the work
And here`s where shows were at the fair

Take me on your skirling waltzer
And scream the ghost train down
And buckle me to the chairy plane
As the big wheel goes round

I Will See You Tomorrow

Outside the world
The wind is howling
Through the broken trees
And the moon is shining
As the river meets the sea

And I will see you tomorrow
Calm and bright in tender light
And my heart will be racing
Like your wakening eyes

Inside my room the curtain`s blowing
And our bed it lies unmade
But the morning will be broken
By the loving words you say

CHORUS


Though you`re far still your heart sounds loud beating time with me
Through the day the only grace I get is
I want to be you

In the world time we're rushing
Like the cool evening breeze
But my soul is calm
And I will see you presently

One Day I'll Go Walking

Water
Tiny at first then bigger
And it flowed right down
From the highest hill
And it grew and it joined
The battling burn
And it flowed right through
To where we are now

Standing
Beside a cool cool stream
It`s hard to imagine
The great and terrible river you`ll be
Bringing life or rest
Or wonder
Or high high tide
And in times like this
You bring me here

And when the wind is blowing quick time
For the waves to be dancing by
And the moon is watching over
The purple gloaming sky
I`ll go walking
Yeah
One day
I`ll go walking

Sometimes I come down here
And I don`t know why
It`s like a garden or a room
Or a dream that you
Keep on trying to find
It leaves you feeling that maybe
Maybe there`s a destination you`ve missed
And all along the way you hope the reason that you came was blessing
Hah
Some holy kiss

CHORUS

Let me ask you a question

Give me the
Just give me
Just give me five

Did you see the picture
Or did you read the book
I mean
Did you really go there
Or were you only took
I said
Were you believing
Or were you just shook
Well I went inside and I
It was dark and
Then I stood

I stared out long and fast
Till my eyes were hurting
And I saw the hands on the saviour
And all his bloody feet
And his hair and his clothes were all
Mattered and torn
Were they only dirty from the beating of the soldiers or just
Just from walking ?