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Saturday, 28 November 2009 15:05

Think Tank 

Bad luck

Autumn is the time to fall

Think tank

Fjugils place 

Party of one

Spell on me

Dave's pharmacy

The middle of the road

Good intentions everywhere

The silent treatment

Thief

Connect

Your secret

Hot air blues

Love and war

Chicken shit bullshit

 

Bad luck

Supper at the Grapevine can be great

so we went out to dinner, me and my mate

A guy at our table was chatting away,

then he pulled out a gun, so we didn't stay


Bad luck, it was just bad luck

I was going 'bout my business and was thunderstruck

On the highway of life I was hit by a truck,

I'm telling you it's just bad luck, just bad luck


Finally holiday, I went by car

me and a friend, but we didn't get far

Holiday traffic can be to much

when you're in an old Saab without a clutch


Bad luck, it was just bad luck

I was going 'bout my business and I just got stuck

On the highway of life I was hit by a truck,

I'm telling you it's just bad luck, just bad luck


I went on a trip on a road I like,

a warm summer evening on my motorbike

Along came a car someone sleeping at the wheel,

put me in hospital, my usual deal


I brought a girl on a north sea cruise

but I didn't check the forecast, didn't watch the news

In romantic moonlight I would tell her how I feel

but she stayed in the bathroom watching yesterdays meal


Bad luck, it was just bad luck

I was going 'bout my business and was thunderstruck

On the highway of life I was hit by a truck,

I'm telling you it's just bad luck, just bad luck


Down at the pub a girl is flirting with me,

and I'm flirting back, obviously

She's all smiles and kisses but I am confused

'cause her gorilla of a boyfriend is not amused


Bad luck, it was just bad luck

I was going 'bout my business when lightning struck

On the highway of life I was hit by a truck,

I'm telling you it's just bad luck, just bad luck

 

Autumn is the time to fall

When your break is a breakdown

and your hope is a joke

When your thaw is a meltdown,

a fire without smoke

When your love is a heartache

and your ache is a pain

Get up for heavens sake

and get out in the rain

Get out in the rain

Get out in the rain because


Autumn is the time to fall

Lay it on the line, be brave and tall

Autumn is the time to fall

Try or take your place in the loosers hall

of fame, and have yourself to blame


When your rock is a hard place

and your face is a frown

When your race is a rat race

and your sad as a clown

When your night is a nightmare

and your art is a stain

Get up for heavens sake

and get out in the rain

Get out in the rain

Get out in the rain because


Autumn is the time to fall

Lay it on the line, be brave and tall

Autumn is the time to fall

Try or take your place in the loosers hall

of fame, and have yourself to blame

 

Think tank

Lately things don't seem quite right,

I can't grasp what's in my sight

The world seems warped and out of place

and we're all caught in this rat race


I miss my friends and there's no space,

I'm doing circles in a maze

The world seems kind of small to me tonight


I used to hang with lots of friends,

go with the flow to where it ends

Now it's all the same to me,

the same warped things are all I see


The sun comes up to fast, and then

suddenly it's dark again

I know there's something weird going on tonight


I remember when I felt so free,

plancton, my 300 cousins and me

Then it happened suddenly,

caught in a web I couldn't see


Now I know I'm one lost soul

swimming in an empty bowl

I know I'm really up shit creek tonight

I know I'm really up shit creek tonight

 

Fjugils place

Fjugil was a viking of the sea

looking for a home like you and me

Plundering and killing was a mess, so

he built a cabin in the wilderness

 

Life was rather hard in Fjugils home,

slaying in the forest all alone

Feeding of deer where wolf packs roam,

king of his shack with a rock for a throne

 

But the cool waters of the many lakes

would lift his spirit when a new day breaks

By the blue mountains, where the badgers roam

is a humble place that Fjugil calls home

 

Going to the market far away,

Fjugil had to find a place to stay

Plundering a farm along the way,

the farmers daughter stole his heart away

 

Fjugils home grew big when children came,

had to keep them dry in wind and rain

People started hearing of Fjugils dream,

a little village grew beside the stream

 

And the cool waters of the many lakes

would lift their spirits when a new day breaks

By the blue mountains, where the badgers roam

is a humble place that Fjugil calls home

 

Viking skills of old didn't work no more,

death going berserk wasn't much called for

When farming for food really raised the stakes, they

chopped down the forests and they drained the lakes

 

Through the centuries the farmlands grew,

not much like the place that Fjugil knew

People didn't starve and life was good,

no more vikings in the neighborhood

 

No cool waters, and no more lakes

to lift your spirit when a new day breaks

By the blue mountains, where the badgers roam

is a humble place that Fjugil called home

 

If you venture out to Fjugils place

you can catch your breath and ease your pace

Not to many people in Fjugils place

Moonshine liquor and a tractor race...

 

Party of one

Cruising along at a comfortable speed

I don't get what I want but I've got what I need

Taking it easy – I don't need no one

Keeping the peace – nothing going on

I'm throwing a party of one

 

Here I am on my own again

Taking it easy

Trying to make it all alone again

 

I'm not really crazy

Maybe just a little bit lazy

Taking it easy – I don't hurt no one

Waisting my days here – nothing going on

I'm throwing a party of one

 

Here I am on my own again

Taking it easy

Trying to make it all alone again

Keeping the peace

Here I am on my own again

Taking it easy

Trying to make it all alone again

I'm throwing a party of one...

 

Spell on me

Damn the weather, damn the times

Damn the snow and the telephone lines

Damn the doctor, and the desease

Damn the curse that brought me to my knees

Damn my friends and family

The part of me that is my enemy

That monster of a beast put a spell on me


Curse the water for being wet

Curse the book keeper for taking my bet

Curse the work, and the sweat

Then curse big brother for taking what I get

Curse my pain and empathy

The part of me that is my enemy

That monster of a beast put a spell on me


Go ahead, don't be late

if you're full of hate

And if your spelling isn't great

it's H J O R T H, now you can spell on me

 

Dave's pharmacy

So you want to play hockey, got a wicked punch

but you're not tough enough, those guys will eat you for lunch

You can't skate or handle your puck,

but coach knows something to improve your luck

White pills will make you stronger

Blue pills will make your legs a little longer

Let's go down to Dave's pharmacy

and make things better for you and me

Just you wait and see...


So you want to be clever, and gorgeous too

Well doctor Dave has just the thing for you

Trust in the doc and you'll soon be flying,

just like me and I'm not lying

When you feel you just can't win,

doctor Dave will sell you medicine

Lets go down to Dave's pharmacy

and make things better for you and me

Just you wait and see...


You can be president or king of the pops,

win the Olympics and it never stops

Shoot a little speed, you'll be popular

Sell it to your friends and drive a Jaguar

Green pills will improve your health

Black pills are sure to improve your wealth

Lets go down to Dave's pharmacy

and make things better for you and me

Just you wait and see...


A long distance runner, and a cyclist too,

you will be a winner when Dave is through

Smoke a little weed and you'll be okay

Snort a little coke and you're on your way

Grey pills will make you appreciate jazz

Brown pills are sure to make you stand out in class

Lets go down to Dave's pharmacy

and make things better for you and me

Just you wait and see...


A sip of this will help you sleep,

but have a shot of this first, so it won't be to deep

Dave knows the way and he'll be our guide

Just let it slide and enjoy the ride

White pills will make you stronger

Blue pills will make your legs a little longer

Lets go down to Dave's pharmacy

and make things better for you and me

Just you wait and see

 

The middle of the road

I used to live life on the fringes,

heart on my sleeve and mud on my shoes

Lost, derailed, off the hinges,

always running with the highway blues


I used to watch from a distance

everyday life unfurl and unwind

Through luck and persistence

I found greater things on my mind


Now I'm staying in the middle,

staying in the middle,

I'm staying in the middle of the road

I'm right here in the middle,

riding in the middle,

I'm right here in the middle of the road


It's not the years, it's the mileage

some people say, but I'm in decent nick

A near mint proposition,

a second hand bargain and my engine is quick


I used to carry my cross around,

of bad luck, humility, anger and hurt

Now I'm riding on solid ground

and I left it all lying by the road in the dirt


I'm staying in the middle,

staying in the middle,

I'm staying in the middle of the road

I'm right here in the middle,

riding in the middle,

I'm right here in the middle of the road


No more wiser, but I'm older

Found some of what I want, and all of what I need

Staying off the hard shoulder

for optimum comfort and excellent speed


Eyes on (the) horizon

and a poker face like a porcelain monkey

No more tightrope,

being beast of burden, or pack-donkey


I'm staying in the middle,

staying in the middle,

I'm staying in the middle of the road

I'm right here in the middle,

riding in the middle,

I'm right here in the middle of the road

 

Good intentions everywhere

Big black sedan tearing down the road

in the pouring rain, the night is wet and cold

No place to go and no place to stay,

you make it all up along the way

Read all the signs, keep a focused mind

Tell yourself it will be different this time


The next time it'll be different

The next time it'll be different, I swear

The next time it'll be different

Good intentions everywhere


Things have not gone well in the past,

nothing would work and nothing would last

Beautiful women put your mind in a haze,

dreaming up poems and of better days

So many times you've had your life rearranged,

telling yourself that things have changed


And the next time it'll be different

The next time it'll be different, I swear

The next time it'll be different

Good intentions everywhere


The road is long when you're worn and tired,

asking yourself when your luck expired

A free agent, a gun for hire,

waiting to set the world on fire


And the next time it'll be different

The next time it'll be different, I swear

The next time it'll be different

Good intentions everywhere


Kickdown, let the engine rip,

hoping that your wet tires don't slip

Chasing that exit, through the chicane,

finally alive in the wind and rain

Keep your eyes sharp and stay close to that line,

if you're fast enough you'll leave your past behind


And the next time it'll be different

The next time it'll be different, I swear

The next time it'll be different

Good intentions everywhere

 

The silent treatment

I see you're sad but you don't tell

me what's wrong, so what the hell

can I do to comfort you,

keep me guessing, keep me blue

If you dare you can take

a leap of faith, I won't break

Take your pain and let it vent,

just don't give me the silent treatment

 

Scream and shout and let it out,

let them know what you're about

never let the silence in,

'cause when you do you'll never win

Would you please be so kind

and tell me what's on your mind

Take your anger, let it vent,

just don't give me the silent treatment

 

If you want I'll be your friend,

I'll stick by you until the end

Don't keep all your fears inside,

you don't have a thing to hide

 

Scream and shout and let it out,

let them know what you're about

never let the silence in,

'cause when you do you'll never win

Would you please be so kind

and tell me what's on your mind

Take your anger, let it vent,

just don't give me the silent treatment

 

Thief

The prince of darkness,

Mr. Ozzy himself

is a great rock singer,

with both fame and wealth

But before he started

he had a different job,

back in the Midlands, mischief

He was a thief

 

Richard Nixon

was a stand up guy

Elected president,

never told a lie

Or so they thought

for quite a while

But when the lights came on, mischief

He was a thief

 

The hooded man,

all dressed in green

was good to the poor

and mean to the mean

Hid in the forest

from the Nottingham law

Robin was a nice guy, all in all,

but he was a thief

 

Connect

Drops of rain can form a flood

and turn beaches into mud

Red for right and ground for ground,

all the samples make the sound

 

Dot by dot we're all alone

and the picture isn't shown

But connect the numbers,

and see how we've grown

into a picture of flesh and bone

 

All the hours make the day

All the stars the milky way

Grains of sand form massive lands

and the glasses in our hands

 

Two ships on a raging sea,

wind and rain can't leave us be

But we sail together

and there I can see

that there is shelter for you and me

 

Flakes of snow paints winters white

Rays of light make sunshine bright

Many whispers make a roar,

gives us strength not felt before

 

Your secret

Some facts are better left unknown

and some people are better left on their own

Some things are better left alone

But let me tell you something of the mind I own

 

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

 

Some truths are better left unlearned

So don't you tell me, tell me that the tides have turned

You never really get what you've earned

So let me tell you something that I have learned

 

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

 

Some traits would leave you better off not shown

And sometimes you've learned, but you haven't grown

Things I know could have kings overthrown

But let me tell you something of what isn't known

 

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

I can tell you that your secret

is safe with me

 

Hot air blues

There's a pain in my gut, aching to be free

This fire down below will get the best of me

I wouldn't let it out, unto all of thee

But if I ever did I'd say:

It wasn't me, it wasn't me!

 

Clean socks, new shoes

I keep it clean and I pay my dues

Close shave, no woes

But I seem to get that hot air blues

 

I'd better not tell you, what is on my mind

A whole lot of trouble coming from behind

If you spot fire coming your way

Do yourself a favor and

don't stay, don't stay!

 

It's no disease

Just keep your inner self at peace

Relax, at ease

But don't you step into that hot breeze!


 

Love and war

We're getting to the bottom of the heart of the matter,

truth or dare no longer mean the former or the latter

My goose is cooked good, and my defenses will shatter,

but anyway you look at it it really doesn't matter

 

This is not a love song

It's more a thinking of – song

I couldn't write you one of those

to save my life, so here goes...

 

I created a diversion, I'm a very private person

but your army was persistent and they made a long excursion

My fortress under siege, and in spite of my subversion

I really was enjoying your attention and assertion

 

But this is not a love song

It's more a thinking of – song

I couldn't write you one of those

to save my life, so here goes...

 

Hiding in the trenches I would wait for reenforcement

Plans were made in secret when I yearned for your endorsement

Defeat was certain so we had agreed to an arrangement,

white flag shown according to the rules of engagement

 

All is fair in love and war

is often said and sung before

Not sure what I'm fighting for,

I sent my army out the door

 

But this is not a love song

It's more a thinking of – song

I couldn't write you one of those

to save my life, so here goes...

 

Chicken shit bullshit

You only reap what you sow

The water's deep and you don't know

when to stay and when to go

Shadows filled with eyes that glow

 

Sun outside and fear inside

All the pain you try to hide

Your head low and your eyes wide

Why do you swallow your pride?

 

Don't give me that chicken shit bullshit

Don't give me that chicken shit bullshit

Don't give me that chicken shit bullshit

We're all caught here under the bull whip,

so please don't give that chicken shit bullshit

 

When you pass me on the street

we don't stand a chance to meet

So afraid, so discrete

Eyes fixed solid on your feet

 

Though you lust for fame and wealth,

you doubt your friends and you doubt your health

Hide away behind your stealth

Most of all you doubt yourself

 

So don't give me that chicken shit bullshit

Don't give me that chicken shit bullshit

Don't give me that chicken shit bullshit

We're all caught here under the bull whip,

so please don't give that chicken shit bullshit

 

All lyrics by Gunnar Hjorth

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2009 23:18