LYRICS

A Matter Of Life & Love

Shout It Out

Shout you heart out, shake it all out
Shout it out, don’t keep it all in
Face your future, it’s gonna suit ya
Shout it out, then shout it again

You took a tumble, but don’t you crumble
They say that worse things happen at sea
Was just to test ya, don’t let it fester
Don’t take it all so seriously

Shout you heart out, shake it all out
Shout it out, don’t keep it all in
Face your future, it’s gonna suit ya
Shout it out, then shout it again

Don’t be lonely, you can phone me
You’d do the same if I was in need
Like I told ya, I’m your shoulder
Unload your weight of troubles on me

Shout you heart out, shake it all out
Shout it out, don’t keep it all in
Face your future, it’s gonna suit ya
Shout it out, then shout it again

Cos your a fighter, and despite the
Times you fall down onto your knees
It won’t defeat ya, never beat ya
Time will see ya back on your feet

You’ve been drinking, been overthinking
Why do these things happen to me?
Saw the doctor, he said you’re not to
Keep it in and bury it deep

Shout you heart out, shake it all out
Shout it out, don’t keep it all in
Face your future, it’s gonna suit ya
Shout it out, then shout it again

(X2)

 

Tough Stuff Like Us

Just because you make a noise
It doesn’t mean you have a voice
It doesn’t mean you have a choice

Put a smile upon your face
Doesn’t mean you’ve got it made
It doesn’t mean it’s all that great

And just because you laugh along
It doesn’t mean you feeling strong
It doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong

And when you say I’m doing fine
There’s always more than meets the eye
What’s going on between the lines?

And your brother told you not to cry
Never show the terror in your eyes
You’re tough stuff like us

It’s not the done thing round these parts
To speak of matters of the heart
You’re tough stuff like us

Just because you play it cool
It doesn’t mean your bullet proof
Beyond bravado lies a truth

For you I’ll make the leap of faith
Take a risk I never take
And say those words I never say

And your brother told you not to cry
Never show the terror in your eyes
You’re tough stuff like us

It’s not the done thing round these parts
To speak of matters of the heart
You’re tough stuff like us

Stay in control and keep your feelings hidden
Demonstrative is not a word that’s fitting
Displaying love or weakness is forbidden
Especially here in the north of England

And your brother told you not to cry
Never show the terror in your eyes
You’re tough stuff like us
It’s not the done thing round these parts
To speak of matters of the heart
You’re tough stuff like us

Like It's The First Time

Here we go, tearing up the road onto the next show
Fall asleep, my head against the window
Wake up in another town I don’t know

And then I’m leaving. Was it real or was I only dreaming?
Leaves me with a fuzzy kind of feeling
Slowly getting sober by the evening

When we’ll be chasing the good times, with good friends
Doing it all over again
We’ll be living our best days, with best friends
Doing it all over again
Like it’s the first time

Here we go, buring up the miles like Marco Polo
Breathing in the scenery in slow-mo
A song about the road is on the radio

Another story of breaking free and running for the glory
Feels like every word is written for me
Like every old romantic gone before me

And we’ll be chasing the good times, with good friends
Doing it all over again
We’ll be living our best days, with best friends
Doing it all over again
Like it’s the first time (x4)

Love and hate it
Try not to over-evaluate it
Life is for the living so let’s take it
Life is only ever what you make it

Good times, with good friends
Doing it all over again
We’ll be living our best days, with best friends
Doing it all over again

Good times, with good friends
Doing it all over again
We’ll be living our best days, with best friends
Doing it all over again
Like it’s the first time (x6)

Damn The Amsterdam

God bless the Amsterdam
And all to sail in her
Steady may she get away
From here to India

God speed the Amsterdam
We’ll raise the anchor mates
To loves farewell it’s hello hell
Full sail toward our fate

God damn the Amsterdam
God save us from her curse I
Never saw the likes of this before
And god damn it’s getting worse

God steer the Amsterdam
The captain lost the plot
A raging sea of mutiny
Men full of grog and rot

God help the ones who fell
As fever took a grip
I wish to Christ I’d never set
My eyes upon this ship

God damn the Amsterdam
God save us from her curse I
Never saw the likes of this before
And god damn it’s getting worse

God guide the Amsterdam
God free us from this fog
Her rudder lost onto the rocks
Her crew all sick as dogs

God gave the Amsterdam
A shallow grave of sand
Her maiden task would be her last
God damn the Amsterdam

God damn the Amsterdam
God save us from her curse I
Never saw the likes of this before
And god damn it’s getting worse

God rest the Amsterdam
Lay where she ran aground
Her timbers show when tide is low
Just west of Hastings town

God knows I heard it said
The dreamers have a plan
Some pretty day she’ll sail again
Back home to Amsterdam

God knows I heard it said
The dreamers have a plan, well
God forbid she sails again
God damn the Amsterdam

A Matter Of Life & Love

We march on through life, planning the great escape
No resting from the fight, four weeks paid holiday
The future is here, I recognise its face
It’s time to make a deal, and join the human race

A matter of life, a matter of love
A matter of making the most of all that stuff
And all the things that seem so trivial
In the end they mean it all to us

A matter of give, a matter of take
A matter of making the most of our mistakes
And all the words that seem so throwaway
They say it all in the matters of life and love

Investment is wise, in friends and family
Don’t over-analyse, take in the scenery
When working won’t work, our dreams will take us there
They promise all the world. Next year we’re millionaires

A matter of life, a matter of love
A matter of making the most of all that stuff
And all the things that seem so trivial
In the end they mean it all to us

A matter of give, a matter of take
A matter of making the most of our mistakes
And all the words that seem so throwaway
They say it all in the matters of life and love

My old friend, time is breathing down my neck again
With questions I can’t comprehend

A matter of life, a matter of love
A matter of making the most of all that stuff
And all the things that seem so trivial
In the end they mean it all to us

A matter of give, a matter of take
A matter of making the most of our mistakes
And all the words that seem so throwaway
They say it all in the matters of life and love

Matter of life, matter of love (x8)

Embers

Long is the hour, hard is the day
I dream of that safe and familiar place
Where warm is the welcome, the company good
Far from the battle, the blood and the mud

So stoke up the embers and warm your bones through
Forget all your trouble, there’s drinking to do, come on
Laugh with me loudly, sing with me too
Remember the embers of love that we knew
We’ll remember the embers of love that we knew

Long is the distance, hard is the mile
That drags me away from our innocent smile
Where wild is the welcome, the company right
Far from the rattle and roar of the fight

So stoke up the embers and warm your bones through
Forget all your trouble, there’s drinking to do, come on
Laugh with me loudly, sing with me too
Remember the embers of love that we knew
We’ll remember the embers of love that we knew

Take my wage packet, well spent at the bar
My soul I would flog it for one last hurrah

So stoke up the embers and warm your bones through
Forget all your trouble, there’s drinking to do, come on
Laugh with me loudly, sing with me too
Remember the embers of love that we knew
We’ll remember the embers of love that we knew

Shoulder To Shoulder

Here comes a walking tsunami
Together one hell of an army
A thunderous rumble of feet
The wondrous sound is so sweet

To this party you’re all invited
Our voices are stronger united
A thunderous rattle and roar
You’ve not heard the likes of before

Shoulder to shoulder we march on
My shoulder’s your shoulder to cry on
My shoulder’s your shoulder to stand on
Shoulder to shoulder we’re one

You are the one I rely on
Yours are the fumes I get high on
I don’t need no masters in science
To know that together we’re strong
Shoulder to shoulder we’re one

Here comes a song from the fire
Together one hell of a choir
A force that cannot be denied
It comes from a thunder inside

I know how this story will play out
And nothing can stand in our way now
And nothing can pull us apart
The thunderous beating of hearts

Shoulder to shoulder we march on
My shoulder’s your shoulder to cry on
My shoulder’s your shoulder to stand on
Shoulder to shoulder we’re one

You are the one I rely on
Yours are the fumes I get high on
I don’t need no masters in science
To know that together we’re strong
Shoulder to shoulder we’re one

Bavaria Area

In beautiful Bavaria
There’s something scarier than bears
Waiting to pounce around every bend
And they don’t want to be your friend
They’ll take you down into their lair
They’ll close the door behind you there
They’ll ask you where did you come from
You do not look like you belong

Got lost in the Bavaria area
Hot cops in the Bavaria area
Road block in the Bavaria area oh no
Questions he’s like a terrier the accusations
Are flying everywhere interrogations
In the Bavaria area

Show me your drivers license please
Your documents I’d like to see
Before I send you on your way
There’s a little game I’d like to play
His face is deadly serious
And things are really hotting up
The sniffer dogs let loose on us
He’s pulling on his rubber gloves

Got lost in the Bavaria area
Hot cops in the Bavaria area
Road block in the Bavaria area oh no
Questions he’s like a terrier the accusations
Are flying everywhere interrogations
In the Bavaria area

Hand over the contraband
From the back of the van
You make it easy for us
We’ll take it easy on you

There’s no escaping your fate
Relax and cooperate
You make it easy for us
We’ll take it easy on you

Got lost in the Bavaria area
Hot cops in the Bavaria area
Road block in the Bavaria area oh no
Questions he’s like a terrier the accusations
Are flying everywhere interrogations
In the Bavaria area

Bonny's Eyes

Well I guess I confess I’ve not seen everything I’ve not seen everything
Still the travels and troubles I find myself in, well where do I begin?
Always looking for something that couldn’t be found, it could never be found
Till she wisely advised me to live for the now, gotta live for the now

Saw the world tried to drink it dry
Still there’s nothing like my Bonny’s eyes
Glory days running free and wild
Nothing makes me smile
Like Bonny’s eyes

It’s unfair to declare that I’ve been everywhere, that I’ve been everywhere
But of hotels and motels well I’ve had my share, I’ve had more than my share
All the miles that I fly in the search for the truth, in the search for the truth
All the while seems that I was just looking for you, I was waiting for you

Saw the world tried to drink it dry
Still there’s nothing like my Bonny’s eyes
Glory days running free and wild
Nothing makes me smile
Like Bonny’s eyes

I didn’t know that I needed this
Now it’s blindingly obvious

Saw the world tried to drink it dry
Still there’s nothing like my Bonny’s eyes
Glory days running free and wild
Nothing makes me smile or feel more alive
Nothing makes me smile
Like Bonny’s eyes

Life At A Loose End

Bored again, it seems to me
I need a change of scenery
Yeah I’m out of touch, I’m on a healthy diet
I need a rush of blood, I wanna start a riot

No more, I’m bored
Living life at a loose end
No fun, I’m done
Living life at a loose end

Same old house, same old street
I’m losing count of wasted weeks
But I’ve got the itch, I’m gonna make my move
I’m gonna flick that switch, and blow off the roof

No more, I’m bored
Living life at a loose end
No fun, I’m done
Living life at a loose end

Finally you rescue me from endless TV repeats
Suddenly I realise you’ve given me real life
(x2)

And I’m bored
Living life at a loose end
No fun, I’m done
Living life at a loose end

Get wild, I’m tired
Living life at a loose end
No fun, I’m done
Living life at a loose end

Breakfast At Heathrow

Jet engine the smell of oblivion
My old friend come rescue me again
Beer for the fear never did let me down
Don’t fancy my chances so get in another round

Breakfast at Heathrow, the beer and the vino
Keeps the fear of flying further from my mind
Never too early for it, I’ll sleep it off in orbit
Breakfast at Heathrow my kind of high

Give me whiskey or any old tipple you like
30,000 feet is a hell of a height
I don’t wanna go the way Buddy Holly went
I’ve seen the film and I really don’t like the end

Breakfast at Heathrow, the beer and the vino
Keeps the fear of flying further from my mind
Never too early for it, I’ll sleep it off in orbit
Breakfast at Heathrow my kind of high (x2)

All aboard I’m ready to lose the plot
Face my fate, I’d pray if I had a god
Breath in deeply wait for the trolley to call
For complimentary bottles of alcohol

Breakfast of heroes
Don’t sit me sit by the window
I don’t want a view of my impending doom
Don’t wake me ‘til we get there
Until we’re tightly tethered
To good old terra firma
Not half way to the moon
Still I feel a whole lot better
Thanks to Wetherspoons

Breakfast at Heathrow, the beer and the vino
Keeps the fear of flying further from my mind
Never too early for it, I’ll sleep it off in orbit
Breakfast at Heathrow my kind of high (x2)

History

Hello yesterday’s future
Still I’m thinking about you
And the wonder of London
Those lost city nights

Wasted weekends of mischief
Chasing wildness and whisky
Well I guess in their own way
The stories survive

Cos we are our history
Every minute I feel it inside of me
Every one here or gone who is dear to me
There’s always a place in my heart

We build our own destiny
No regrets nothing I would do differently
I can say that I gave it the best of me
Cos we are our history

Oh the colours of summer
Got me drunk on nostalgia
Just a spell I fell under
Happens from time to time

And I would have held tighter
If I knew I might lose you
Oh but you gave me something
That forever is mine

Cos we are our history
Every minute I feel it inside of me
Every one here or gone who is dear to me
There’s always a place in my heart

We build our own destiny
No regrets nothing I would do differently
I can say that I gave it the best of me
Cos we are our history

Nobody else can be you not like you can be you, you, you
No one as qualified no one can do it like you

And I would have held tighter
If I knew I might miss you
But that first day of summer
Forever is mine

Cos we are our history
Every minute I feel it inside of me
Every one here or gone who is dear to me
There’s always a place in my heart

We build our own destiny
No regrets nothing I would do differently
I can say that I gave it the best of me
Cos we are our history (x2)

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