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Everything You Know Is Wrong
Looking For Something
Overflow
A Farewell To Sorrows
Connemara Song
One Way Traffic
Southern Pacific
Bad Luck Shuffle
I Won't Count On It
Built To Last


Everything You Know Is Wrong
Words and music by Jules Gray

Is this much soul searching late at night such a virtue?
What to do when your logic and insight desert you?
You're so surprised I keep changing my mind
Each time, time after time, does it hurt you?

There ain't no gospel that is carved in stone, don't you love it?
If you've a leaning post to call your own, well what of it?
When any day now your whole world could implode
Do you think, think that you could rise above it?

What if everything you know is wrong?
Things that you're depending on
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
What if everything you see and touch
Everything you love so much
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?

Now I don't mean to criticise all your thinking
But too much water makes a boat capsize, then it's sinking
Do what you do and I'll do what I can each time
Time after time, without blinking

What if everything you know is wrong?
Things that you're depending on
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
What if everything you see and touch
Everything you love so much
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?
Could be wrong?

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Looking For Something
Words and music by Jules Gray

Are you looking for answers?
Just a passing raft, not a shooting star
Are you looking for answers?
Just a passing raft, not a shooting star
The road you travel on there's so much gone
Can't see the start from where you are
But you gotta do something
You might have drifted off too far

And you gotta tell someone
Tired of keeping it down, tired of keeping it in
Yeah, you gotta tell someone
Tired of keeping it down, tired of keeping it in
The road you travel on, there so much gone
Can't see the start, can't see the end
But you gotta tell someone
And time is running out, dear friend

There's a path cuts through the middle
Of your wearisome vigil
It's an honest, sweet ride
There's a chance you'll get what you're after
You find it in the laughter
Of an honest, sweet ride

But the day is dark now
And it's hard to see quite where you tread
But the day is dark now
And it's hard to see quite where you tread
This road you travel on, there's so much gone
Can't see the light way up ahead

There's a path cuts through the middle
Of your wearisome vigil
It's an honest, sweet ride
There's a chance you'll get what you're after
You find it in the laughter
Of an honest, sweet ride

And you're looking for answers?
Just a passing raft, not a shooting star

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Overflow
Words and music by Jules Gray

I know I shouldn't be resting
With all of this time on my hands
It's time for investing
In some of those half-remembered plans

Should have seen the whole thing coming
Years ago
Oh yes and I
I Left the water running
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Me I look out of windows
See the summer sun and winter showers
Pick out colours in rainbows
See the sky grow dark each passing hour

Should have seen the whole thing coming
Years ago
Oh yes and I
I Left the water running
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Down the line
The future's fine
Till tomorrow
Till tomorrow
Friend of mine
Have you some time
I can borrow?
I can borrow?

Didn't know when I met you
Five years gone you'd break my heart
No, I'll never forget you
No matter how far we drift apart
I should have seen the whole thing coming
Years ago
Oh yes and I
I left the water running
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Yes and I
Should have seen the whole thing coming
Years ago
Oh yes and I
I Left the water running
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A Farewell To Sorrows
Words and music by Jules Gray

No they haven't been close
And now she wants to give up the ghost
The thief has gone and the cheque's in the post
It's still not enough
And she won't change her mind
She's decided to leave him behind
Yes, she's been dumb but she won't be so blind
Next time she's in love

She's dusting off some memories
While he slumps at the table again
Using up her sympathies
He looks so disabled, so lame

Life has got her
Reaching for her medicine
But starting tomorrow
Her sorrow will come to an end

A madman danced in a fire
Of anger, fear and desire
And then he snapped like a wire
Cause I'd gotten his goat
I'd ignored all he said
About the voices inside of his head
Conspiring to make him see red
Then go for my throat

But some friends stopped us making making a scene
Turn from bad to something worse
But how come he'd gotten so mean
I guess that some people are cursed

Every time
They forget to inject their medicine
But maybe tomorrow
Their sorrow will come to an end

And the preacher preaches with zeal
Convinced that his teachings can heal
A new age evangelist deal
Some great panacea
There's no getting away
From the stuff he spews out every day
Imported from the U S of A
Like all we hold dear

It's not that I don't understand
I know we all need a rock
But some people need a helping hand
Some others an electric shock

Step up, step up
Try Uncle Sam's mindwash medicine
And starting tomorrow
Your sorrow will come to an end

The thin man faded away
No one had clocked him for days
Till I saw him through a cigarette haze
Early that June
He didn't look out of place
And the beard that covered his face
Hid pain and the shame and disgrace
That burst his balloon

But he just couldn't go on any more
He wrote a letter to apologise
Lay down in bed when he locked his door
Dimmed the lights and then closed his eyes

Life had got him
Reaching for some very strong medicine
There'd be no tomorrow
His sorrow had come to an end

And me I've just got to quit
These habits that make me unfit
To stand up, lie down or sit
Without needing a crutch
I blow hot and cold
Especially as I grow old
And I need somebody to hold
A little too much

This century drew to a close
She left me lonely in tears
If it's taught me a thing I suppose it's
That I've learned nothing in all of these years

I won't need no cure-all
No potions, no medicine
If your love I can borrow
My sorrow will come to an end

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Connemara Song
Words and music by Jules Gray

Took a trip to where the air is keener
Up around the coast
The water bluer and the grass is greener
I offered up a toast
Raised a glass to the Atlantic Ocean
And each and every star
That was shining in the heavens
Near and far

Hopped a wall when there was no one around there
And crept into a wood
An enchanted world we found there
Surrounding where we stood
On a bridge that spanned a river
Dancing to the sea
There we watched it leaving
You and me

So what I had to wait for all these years?
So what I had to walk for all those miles?
It's worth it just to capture all your tears
And turn them into smiles

Did you hear the ghost of the music
Riding on the breeze?
Melancholy and majestic
Moving through the trees
To the rhythm of my heartbeat
Giving me a chill
Coming from a house that's standing still

So what I had to wait for all these years?
So what I had to walk for all those miles?
It's worth it just to capture all your tears
And turn them into smiles

Taking turns to read a story
Sitting on the beach
Trying to keep our worries out of reach
As the tide came rolling home, love
At the end of the day
And the sun set all along the bay

So what I had to wait for all these years?
So what I had to walk for all those miles?
It's worth it just to capture all your tears
And turn them into smiles

So what I had to wait for all these years?
So what I had to walk for all those miles?
It's worth it just to capture all your tears
And turn them into smiles

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One Way Traffic
Words and music by Jules Gray

She still loves me
They tell me that she cries most every night
We weren't meant to be
That's not to say that what I did was right
It seems she won't be singing in the morning for a while
And it'll take a better man than me to make her smile
And though it's plain to hear and see
Just what she's going through
And though she's still in love with me
I fell in love with you

But you still love him
Although this other woman's turned his head
Hanging on a limb
You sought comfort in these arms of mine instead
I thought you might have come to stay
Suppose I'm not so smart
Cause you can give your love away
While he's still in your heart
And though my hopes they're growing slim
I'll wait the winter through
Cause though you're still in love with him
I fell in love with you

I can't begin to understand
It only took a glance
But you steamrolled me over and
I never stood a chance
And though my hopes they're growing slim
I'll wait the winter through
Cause though you're still in love with him
I fell in love with you

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Southern Pacific
Words and music by Neil Young

Down the mountainside
To the coastline
Past the angry tide
The mighty diesel whines

And the tunnel comes
And the tunnel goes
Round another bend
The giant drivers roll

I rode the Highball
I fired the Daylight
When I turned sixty-five
I couldn't see right

It was Mr. Jones
We've got to let you go
It's company policy
You've got a pension though

Roll on, Southern Pacific
On your silver rails
On your silver rails
Roll on, Southern Pacific
On your silver rails
Through the moonlight

I put in my time
I put in my time
Now I'm left to roll
Down the long decline

I ain't no brake man
Ain't no conductor
But I would be though
If I was younger

Roll on, Southern Pacific
On your silver rails
On your silver rails
Roll on, Southern Pacific
Roll on, on your silver rails

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Bad Luck Shuffle
Words and music by Jules Gray

Wish upon a star struck
Down a wishing well
It goes to show that bad luck
Would have us go to hell
And curse the day I met you
Curse the day I fell
From the grace of a god
Who knows that you never can tell

Half a pound of money
For half an hour's show
Half of this is funny
I've half a mind to go
Tell it on the mountain
Tell them what I know
About the fire in the sky
And the trouble down below

Who knows where that river flows
And if it wants to take you?
Who know where the wind it blows
And if it's gonna break you?

Who knows where that river flows
And if it wants to take you?
Who know where the wind it blows
And if it's gonna break you?

Wish upon a star struck
Down a wishing well
It goes to show that bad luck
Would have us go to hell
And curse the day I met you
And I curse the day I fell
From the grace of a god
Who knows that you never can tell
From the grace of a god
Who knows that you never can tell

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I Won't Count On It
Words and music by Jules Gray

I understand all the reasons
Why you're calling it a day
But I can wait while the seasons
Turn to gold, turn to grey
I sympathise with your sorrow
But this chance may slip away
Though there's always tomorrow
What's in store, I can't say

I won't count on it
I won't count on it
I don't count on anything much
Anything much
At all
At all
At all

Can I get to you somehow
And which song should I sing?
Only thing that I'm sure of now
Is you can't promise anything

So I won't count on it
I won't count on it
I don't count on anything much
Anything much
At all
At all
At all, all
At all

I won't count on it
I won't count on it
I don't count on anything much

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Built To Last
Words and music by Jules Gray

Cheers, then, I must be on my way
And 'fore I do I got some things to say
Be thankful for the rising of the sun
And try to see the good in everyone
And love as you would be loved yourself
Look after yours in sickness and in health
Even if the weather's looking grim
Good times will soon come round again
And again

And don't let the pressures wear you down
Rejoice in the pleasures of the sound
Of music and of laughter, come what may
And the silence at the closing of the day
Ah, let me see a smile before I go
I promise to return and hope you know
That even if the weather's looking grim
Good times will soon come round again
And again

All things must come to pass
Except for those that we built to last
All things must come to pass
Except for those that we built to last
All things must come to pass
Except for those that we built to last
All things must come to pass
Except for those that we built to last
All things must come to pass
Except for those that we built to last
All things must come to pass
Except for those that we built to last
All things...


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