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Absinthe in Adelaide
Don't Throw it Away
Help Me Down From The Trees
If The Devil Cast His Net
Into The Blue
Lover Man
Someone Just Like You
Blind
Bring it all home
Colossus
Do It Again
God won't let my baby in tonight
Going down
Head
Hello Mary
Honeycomb
Hourglass
I never liked you anyway
I will rise if you fall
Johnny's in the Basement
Josey
Maybe in time girl
Piece by peace
Rabbit Hole
Rainbow
Rattle Your Bones
Resonate
She can dance
Stone thrower
Stop me dead
Strangers
Sunrays through my windshield
The Red White and Blues
The robin's garden
Today was the day
Twenty five below
Walk on by
Walk These Streets
White lines
Woman made a man out of me
You got it wrong


Absinthe in Adelaide

A scene of street cigars,
Forged down from the Gods,
On the drunks and the fiends.
The cackle of bitches on heat,
Premature hounds wound out on their leash.
Their scratches dispersed by the suction of air,
Formed by the taxis that congregate there.
The purple of diesel funnels to greet,
Those happy time strays on Tavistock Street.

I do my best work at night,
I work down in the hole,
Distant as starlight,
And black as coal, as black as coal.
The rent and the rates are low,
And no-one looks into my eyes,
As down to the depths I go,
In search of sweet reprise.
When I’m tired of my senses,
They’re stripped of the day.
Crazed by the noise,
They get driven away.
It’s the werewords I wait for,
The tear and the gore.
The gnashing of truth and the howl at the door…
To claw through my edits, bite to the bone,
Rip out the heart, at the drop of a tone.
Oh find some way
Of bleeding out this pain
And the words will soak the page again,
And grow, ebb and flow,
‘til every line will show the colour of my rain.

Repeat First Verse


Don't Throw it Away

We like to think we’re living,
We like to think we’re breaking the mould,
This dog is gonna have it’s day…

Oh don’t throw it away…
We die a little more each day.

You’ve had a hard time lately,
You feel the world is on your case.
You feel you’ve got nothing left,

So you throw it away…
Till the night turns into day.
Every pound to every penny,
We die a little more each day.

If you’ve lost someone lately,
You’ve lost a piece of you to them.
That tells you all you need to know…

So don’t throw it away,
We die a little more each day.
Every pound to every penny,
We die a little more each day,

Each day,
Each day.


Help Me Down From The Trees

Help me down,
From the trees.
Depression is the pearl,
Force fed on TV…

Don’t let me drown,
‘Fore I can breathe.
I’ve only been evolving
For a million years…

Show a little grace,
Some consideration.
I’ve been suckled by,
the mother of invention.

Raise me up,
Out of this Bedlam.
Without these voices in my head
I could learn to think again…

Duck billed text,
The email Do-Do,
Yoko Ono’s
Latest social no no,

A Nobel winner posts a picture
Of his dinner,
Gets a million likes.

Now he’s gone for the Pulitzer
And if he scores
he’s gonna trend on Twitter

We sing,
# God Damn Bored!
We sing,
# God Damn Bored!

But what does it matter?
What does it matter?
Just so long as the world knows you’re there…
What does it matter?
Just so long as the world knows you’re there…


If The Devil Cast His Net

Nights of wonder,
Seeing stars.
Driving slowly,
Wrapped in a storm.
Fear and Loathing,
Took note of it all.
When the Devil casts his net,
He don’t care where it falls.

I marked the pages,
Every time,
My eyes were offended
For fear I’d go blind.
My Beatnik Bible,
Won’t close no more.
When the Devil casts his net,
He won’t make it back to shore…

So beware of the fall out,
The comfy chair.
The less you witness,
The less you care.
So next time that you judge,
Oh won’t you take a pause,
If the Devil casts his net,
He don’t care where it falls.

We’re gonna electrify you,
Word by word,
Electrify you…
Phrase by phrase,
Electrify you…
Make a little soup for the soul,
Electrify you…
Word by word,
Electrify you…
Phrase by phrase,
Electrify you…
With a little soup for the soul.


Into The Blue

Delicate souls, lost and won
Overnight, killing time.
Checking for some fun.
You and I, pheromones,
Dark as the wine,
On your tongue…

Shadow men, diamond robes.
Luminum tied,
Neon fried.
“Heir Feminine”
Waves his flag,
“Landlord, two more,
Three, four…” bagged.

Yeah… Into the blue.
Into the blue.

Cochaine told me, before we met,
That you were lovers,
That you were wed?
I bet you’ve seen,

Into the blue.
Oh, into the blue.

(Distorted vocal)

I went to the birds,
I asked them ‘Please!’
‘Why’d you keep singing,
While I’m down on my knees?’

(They sang…)
‘Not so fast…
You ain’t got no proof.
You got to roll with the punches,
Lie with the truth’

Oh, into the blue.


Lover Man

Oh, when I was just a boy,
The endless Summer days,
And the Kiss Chase.
Reality hit home,
Heartache and misery.
Still I can hear her say,
Will you remain,
Will you remain,
Will you remain my lover man?

Will you remain my lover man?
Will you remain my lover man?

So, before I got the chance,
To open up my heart,
Take in the scenery.
The Robinson Syndrome,
Fatal chemistry.
Still I can hear her say,
Will you remain,
Will you remain,
Will you remain my lover man?

So, just a little bruised,
Do my best to embrace,
Whatever life fits.
But deep beneath my bones,
I got the feeling,
I’ll never be the same
I will remain,
I will remain,
I will remain your lover man…


Someone Just Like You

Someone just like you,
Who touches my soul.
From the moment I see her,
Gets me to unfold.
Just by being near her,
Watching every apple,
As one by one they fall…
In love… yeah.

Someone just like you,
Dark chocolate pools.
The deepest of hollows,
Take stock of the truth.
They offer such sweetness,
‘Gainst what I might loose.
Swallow the sadness,
For years I clung to.

Someone just like you,
Hung copper threads,
Anchor my dreams,
In the turbulent blue.
The torrent wake,
My fear of the new,
That once only promised
To break me in two,
On the rocks ‘neath the shadow
Of the lighthouse…

Someone like you
‘Neath the shadow of the lighthouse…
Someone like you
‘Neath the shadow of the lighthouse…


Blind

Hope,
Dies,
In,
Time.
You’ll find me waiting,
My faith is blind.

In life,
You Win,
Then fall out begins.
With love,
Closed eyes,
You fell down,
Before long… blind.

I long to find the time,
We left, for the white coast.
Nowhere, in mind,
But free for,
The first time… blind.

Hope dies,
In time.
You’ll find me waiting,
My faith,
Is blind.
You’ll find me waiting.
You’ll find me waiting.
You’ll find me waiting.


Bring It All Home.

Well I’ve crossed over, I’ve red lined,
No possibilities can I see.
Under this powder, this grease paint,
There’s just a little left of me.
Don’t think I’m crazy for saying,
There’s more to me than meets the eye.
See I’m dangerous, maybe contagious,
Yours is not to reason why.

But I can bring it all home,
If you roll the dice.
I can bring it all home,
If you treat me right.

Ain’t no career man, no I got hard hands,
And I declare it with impunity.
Now it’s too late to change my mind set,
Stubborn as a man can be.
Beneath these grey eyes, where the truth lies,
Nothing but a little left of me.
I won’t be broken, not even shaken,
So hard to keep me satisfied.
See I’m outrageous, even contagious,
Yours is not to reason why.

But I can bring it all home,
If you roll the dice.
I can bring it all home,
If you treat me right.

Lee Vernon.
2008.

 

Colossus

If your bliss is ignorance,
The truth is something you fear.
I hope you don’t look for Providence,
On the tip of some southern pier.
Out through the storm clouds essence,
It’s tentacles clawing the light house,
Small neath it’s loom, you pay penance,
And the elephant stops for the mouse.


It shows you the cracks on its surface,
It shows you the detail in truth,
Asks you to stand and be counted,
To announce to the world “this is you.”

Chorus
Less you thought it was real, this illusion.
One world with you at it’s centre.
Now you’re forced to face the confusion,
It opens up your eyes to surrender..

Are you really in love with the dancer,
You carelessly swing by your side?
This colossus demands an answer,
Bears down on the liar inside.
It broods in the depth of your darkness,
Swells at the coward you are,
Roars as it bursts into droplets,
Cracks with electric despair.

Only now you can no longer hide it,
The nature to which you can’t lie,
Has turned on you all it’s glory,
And slipped away with the tide.

 

Do It Again

Ever been in heaven girl, 'til they shot you down?
Show a little interest now , I’ll buy you a round.
I’ll lay it down, I’ll tell it straight.
I need distraction now, like a hole in the head.

You are waking demons with the looks that you send.
Do, do it, do it again!
I will surely loose it if you do it again
Do, do it, do it again!

Before you take good care of me, gonna ask you why?
Seems like only yesterday, we shouted goodbye.

You are waking demons with the looks that you send.
Do, do it, do it again!
I will surely loose it if you do it again.
Do, do it, do it again!

 

God Won’t Let My Baby In Tonight.

He set himself up with a dream,
Not one for the crowds or the finer things.
Took his chances on a rich girl,
With half a mind like a flag unfurled.
But he paid for his crimes like the Hurricane,
When he left court they were screaming his name,
Now it’s such a shame…

That God won’t let his baby in tonight,
God won’t let his baby in tonight.

Now the world is such a different place,
When you never see the sunrise.
And as the light spread across his face,
Reminding him of good times.
And it won’t be long before the shoe fits,
One final chore before the clock tick-tocks.
He knows the truth behind the lipstick seal,
On the letters never opened on his prison wheel.
Oh, it’s such a shame…

That God won’t let his baby in tonight,
God won’t let his baby in tonight.

Those intimate instructions he’d receive them everyday,
From a secret that he couldn’t keep a million miles away.
Now there’s no doubt, she’ll brake him out,
Just think of the money they’d share.
Instead she’s drinking her Tequila’s in the hot summer air.
So he screamed the whole cell down,
But nobody seemed to care…

That God won’t let his baby in tonight,
God won’t let his baby in tonight.
Lee Vernon.
2009.

 

Going Down.

I picked up the pieces,
Vowed never again.
Just like old “Smokey”,
I’d cry in the rain.
And I’m goin’ out of my mind now baby,
And what makes it worse,
Is I’m going down.

I’ve noticed at night time,
I toss and I turn.
I’m drinkin’ red wine,
To steady my nerves.
And I’m goin’ out of my mind now baby,
And what makes it worse,
Is I’m going down.

So here goes nothing baby,
Lord it’s the spin of the wheel.
‘Cause there is no reason,
Not to show how I feel.
Just as I start the proceedings,
You stop me and say,
That “I’m going down”.

 

Head.

I got to shake this feeling from my bones,
Got to stop that ringing telephone,
Its in my head, oh Lord in my head.

And the heart of Saturday night is waiting for me,
When the lights go down on you all you’ll be amazed.

No use waiting for the men from Mars,
To prise me from my seat away from knock-down cars.
Back to the beat, the pulse of lead, nothing can reveal what’s in my head,
What’s in my head.

And the heart of Saturday night is waiting for me.
When the lights go down on you all, you’ll be amazed.

But now your shaking that temptation right in front of my nose,
Where the hell it’s coming from, God only knows…
Your in my head, in my head.

And the heart of Saturday night is waiting for me.
When the lights go down on you all, you’ll be amazed,
You’ll be amazed.

Lee Vernon.
2008.

 

Hello Mary

My woodbine hangs like a broken arm,
The bone is the root of the problem.
A kindred spirit from the school of charm,
A raft in a drunken ocean.
The glow from its tip lit up the room,
Scaling the walls like a lizard in a dungeon.
Set to sleep, this wasted fool,
With no troubles left that are worth a mention.
With no troubles left that are worth a mention.

The strobe to and fro’ of familiar strangers,
Hustling blow and haggling the payments.
Out in the hall from the fifth to the basement,
So damn loud got you calling abatement.
I’ve always been a lover of her dirty funk,
Better late than never, got my junk in my trunk,
I only seem to want her when I’m half drunk,
But she don’t hold that against me.

Guess I’m addicted to this rush… well hello Mary.
Got to touch but not too much, oh too much… hello Mary.

The car lights spin like a lighthouse,
Through the blinds up at Mary’s place.
Where you can wine, you can dine, you can blow your mind,
And in the morning still show your face.
I’ve always been a lover of her dirty funk,
Better late than never, got my junk in my trunk,
I only seem to want her when I’m half drunk,
But she don’t hold that against me.

Guess I’m addicted to this rush…well hello Mary.
Got to touch but not too much, oh too much… hello Mary.

Guess I’m addicted to this rush… well hello Mary.
Got to touch but not too much, oh too much… hello Mary.
Got to touch but not too much, oh too much… hello Mary.

 

Honeycomb

Terra-formed by tears, to honeycomb,
Hollow fears corrode its bone.
Cutting winds, and the bleaching sun.
Carving cracks since time began.

This mountain waits.
This mountain waits,
For a landslide.

All drenched in dust, these steps of Dante.
Paradiso lost, ashen and empty.

This mountain waits.
This mountain waits,
For a landslide.

Fire,
Consuming debris,
Raging inside me,
Since you went away.
Never mind what you got in you,
It can be broken,
So much for devotion,
You left me for dead.
To rise up and pick up the pieces,
Try to remember,
That life can be tender,
Bitter and sweet.
I want to hear you scream,
Beg to be woken,
Before you dream.

Heavy hope, trapped in mist,
Hangs from the slope, that sun once kissed.

This mountain waits,
This mountain waits,
For a landslide.

 

Hourglass.

In time,
I watched the bower brake,
Took all I could take,
To fall in line.
My mind,
Took to a higher plain,
Till my eyes were strained,
Now I’m blind.

I still feel,
Beneath my proud denial,
Behind this crooked smile,
I cry.
I still reel,
Bite down on the line,
For one final time,
I ask why.

You’ve changed, we got along so well,
Two coins in the wishing well,
Put roots down where we fell.
Each grain,
Of sand in the hour glass,
Was falling way too fast,
Down like rain.

We meet,
Ice white pale hides,
The fact that love has died,
Paralysed.
In time,
I watched the bower brake,
Took all I could take,
To fall in line.

You’ve changed, we got along so well,
Two coins in the wishing well,
Put roots down where we fell.
Each grain,
Of sand in the hour glass,
Was falling way too fast,
Down like rain.

 

I Never Liked You Anyway.

I get myself up,
Out of a daydream.
And I wake to find myself alone.
I stir my coffee,
And look for sugar,
But I see that she ain’t home.
So I slip,
Into the mainstream,
And float on through my day.
Cause I’m not one,
To go down on,
My aching knees and pray…

All I can say,
I never liked you anyway.
All I can say,
I never liked you anyway.

You see I know,
The sun is shining,
And the breeze is slowly stroking the corn.
Though I’m not raving,
In God’s kitchen,
Lord I couldn’t ask for more.

All I can say,
I never liked you anyway.
All I can say,
I never liked you anyway.

Lyrics by Lee Vernon.
2009.

 

I Will Rise If You Fall.

It’s not the bad things that happen,
That colour your soul.
It’s the way that you handle them.
Did you answer the call?
Did you rise? Did you fall?

It’s not the cards you were dealt,
Or some biased die roll,
It’s the next move you make.
Do you answer the call?
Do you rise? Do you fall?

Well it’s the same old scene,
She’s the cat that got the cream
She finds it funny that her honey seems to care.
Do you gather up your things?
Sidle off into the wings…
Or do you introduce her lover to the stairs?

It’s not the way you drink your whisky,
Luke warm, ice cold.
It’s what happened when you drank it.
Did you answer the call?
Did you rise? Did you fall?

So once again I beseech you,
When you’re tired of it all,
Just make sure that I can reach you,
And please answer the call.
Cause I will rise if you fall.
I will rise if you fall.

 

Johnny's in the Basement

The banker on the TV says he shares our indignation.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!
60 million in the bag that he forgot to mention.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!
Now your Daddy needs a loan to alleviate a little tension.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!
After 40 years of service now he's tearing up his pension.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!

Preacher pans for gold among the souls he gives redemption.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!
Double those donations and he'll give you sweet salvation.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!
Fifty cents a mile to drive the evil from your congregation.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!
But the devil left here years ago to balance the equation.
Oh Lord! Johnny's in the basement!

God forbid you hit on hard times,
Or they see you drop the ball.
They'll throw you to the lions man,
They'll throw you to the wall.
Children walking bare foot,
Cause they got no shoes to fill.
Still they're spending all our money man,
Finding cheaper ways to kill.
They get away with murder,
Every time the hammer falls.
But Johnny's in the basement,
And he's coming for you all.

28th January 2011.For Mum.

 

Josey

She reigns,
The aging beauty queen,
A casualty,
Of life divine.

Swinging teens,
Wannabe James Deans,
Night alley fights,
And motorbikes.

Josey, Josey.

Lost souls,
Buy her a bottle of wine,
For a piece of her mind,
Like me.

She knows,
Just how to guide your star,
However deep you are,
Knows your pain.

Oh, Josey... Josey.

Takes out the trash,
Those drunk on looking back,
And turning green.
Takes out the bottles and dray,
Cause they got nothing to say,
She ain't heard all day...

Josey, Oh Josey.

Salutation dreams,
On fire,
Salutation dreams,
On fire.
Oh Josey.

 

Maybe In Time Girl.

I’ve come too far on this broken glass,
To think it’s all been for nothing.
For when the bad times had passed,
I thought the good would come at last.
But instead I’m just left longing baby,
For a smile on a beautiful face.

I got to see too little too late,
But its sure better than nothing.
Between the heart-stone and embrace,
You’d think there’s nobody watchin’,
But instead I’m just left longing baby,
For a smile on a beautiful face.

I’ve beaten every damn door down,
From bars to hotel bookings,
And girl you can not be found,
No not where I’ve been looking babe.
So instead I’m just left longing baby,
For a smile on a beautiful face.

Maybe in time girl,
I’ll Bring the stars down.
Maybe in time girl,
And the moon around.
Maybe in time girl,
I’ll spite gravity,
Maybe in time girl,
You got to set me free,
Maybe in time girl,
To let the feeling grow,
Maybe in time girl,
You got to let me know,
Maybe in time girl,
So I can rise above,
Maybe in time girl,
Your expectations of love.
Lee Vernon.
2008.

 

Peace by Piece.

The sea only leaves to return,
But you’ve no intention to try.
So before you turn and run,
One more wave goodbye.

The night takes a break,
With the coming of day,
The world takes its place in the sun.
So leave in the night time, just slip away,
Or tomorrow will never come.

You’ve broken the spell for no reason,
The magic was slowly undone.
My hearts no longer on my sleeve,
And sorrow is my song.

Lee Vernon.
2009.

 

Rainbow.

Oh the world is such a grateful place,
When you see it for what it is.
Not just Autumn gold,
Or the touch of a lovers kiss.

And the lights we see so far away,
Are peep-holes to another day.

Oh the world is such a grateful place,
When you start to see the cracks.
We’re travelling forever,
But never looking back.

And the lights we see so far away,
Are peep-holes to another day.

I only write when I’m in pain.
Oh time and time and again,
I tried to touch the soul when hot.
And I burned while I watched that distant rain,
Through rainbow sun-shot.

And the lights we see so far away,
Are peep-holes to another day.

 

Rabbit Hole

Ride on the storm babe,
Future in hand.
All of those sweet things,
Just don’t understand.
They picture the answer,
Right there where they stand.
Listen to chancers,
Who got other plans.
Who got other plans.

Off, Get it off,
Off with your head.

I keep my friends nearer,
My enemies closer.
I don’t know when this,
War will be over.
Will they rise from their trenches,
Or hide and take cover?
Let down defences,
Or just kill one another?
Or just kill one another?

Off, Get it off,
Off with your head.

Psychosomatic,
The tremble and shake,
Rises inside,
You’ve had all you can take,
Out on the borders,
Where stories are told.
Aesopian doorways,
White rabbit holes.
I tell you Alice,
Still runs through the halls,
Chasing that rabbit,
Climbing the walls.

Off, Get it off,
Off with your head.

 

Rattle Your Bones

Dawn’s a dancer down at the club on Melody Row,
Just like all the other girls,
Daddy said that she could never come home.
Mr. Camouflage, big fromage, licking his lips,
Gets a monumental tremor throwing tips at their hips.
But he's hollow where it matters,
'Cause he can't get that feeling at home.

Rattle your bones.

A loner all his life until he felt the need for company,
He'd found a wife who would love him more than money,
But she's out till three, has no time for intimacy at all.
Ring's in her pocket but the hole didn't show,
She's leaving crumbs for the dumb and the dumber to borrow,
They follow blindly 'cause there's nowhere to go but down.

Nowhere to go but to rattle your bones,
Rattle your bones.

 

Resonate.

I throw myself out, into the light,
Cold from the crossfire and tainted tonight,
My soul is burned, my heart a curse,
And still on with the show, of course.
The drum beats out,
And pounds your name,
Your love resounds,
And resonates.
You resonate.

Just for now, dew of the dawning,
That what we do will crash, without warning,
And the thoughts,
That hide inside,
They pound your name,
And resonate.
You resonate.

You see this man, in who you relented,
Broken in two, who just couldn’t take it.
Still your name,
It resonates.
Still means the same,
You resonate…
You resonate…
You resonate…

 

She Can Dance.

You’re the last leaf falling on the ground,
Lighting up my soul, golden brown.
So why sail away from this lover you found?
Away towards the sun.

There’s a price you pay forever,
Sad old chores within the game,
Where the wind of change unravels,
Time itself is not the same.

Then like a muntjac,
Jump back,
Heart attack.
High heel,
Reveal,
An alter back.
Takes me off of the beaten track,
I guess there’ll be no looking back for me,
Ah baby she can dance.
No looking back for me,
Ah baby she can dance,
She can dance.
She can dance.

And for a while, after dark,
She is taken over.
And for a while, after dark,
She is taken over.
And for a while, after dark,
She is taken over.
And for a while, after dark,
She’s like a…

She’s like a muntjac,
Jump back,
Heart attack.
High heel,
Reveal,
An alter back.
Takes me off of that beaten track,
And I guess there’ll be no looking back for me,
Come on she can dance.
No looking back for me,
Baby she can dance,
Ah she can dance.

 

Stone Thrower.

When the rain come down your gonna need a Noah,
When you come across a lone soul do you ask it over?
Could it be that you ain’t free you’re a stone thrower?
Could it be that you don’t bleed like every other?

Could it be, you’re stronger than me?
(Stone thrower)

When the oceans rise your gonna need a Mosses.
Find your self in Heaven’s light with no more excuses!

Or could it be your stronger than me?
Could it be that you ain’t free?
(Like every other, stone thrower)

When the shrapnel flies your gonna need protection,
When your saviour dies your gonna pray for resurrection!

Could it be you’re stronger than me?
Or could it be that you ain’t free?

(Like every other, stone thrower)
Backing vox repeat to end

 

Stop Me Dead.

Oh, by and by,
Things are getting strange,
You and I, we might find we might change
Just like you I’ve been waiting for too long.
Praying for you to be strong.
So I’d like you now,
To walk your baby home.
Give me one more day…
I got a million things left to say,
Before they take my soul away.

When she shouts my name,
Never gonna change,
If I’m in range,
Stop me dead, every time.
She don’t bitch,
She don’t holla,
Or beat me down, down,
Down, down, down….
Keep me sweet,
With my feet,
On solid ground.

So I say…Walk your baby home.
Give me one more day.
I got a million things left to say.
Before they take my soul away.

Before they take my soul away.
(Before they take my soul away)
Backing vox to end.

 

Strangers.

The theatre is crowded tonight,
Just silhouette traces,
Maybe I’ll catch the lights,
On some familiar faces.
Nothing but strangers tonight,
I’m a candy coated ace.
They’re nothing but moths to the light,
As they fly into my face.

(Instru Break)

And I walked on home in the rain,
I’m glad I had my umbrella,
‘Cause we brought the whole house down,
But I did not feel any better, no.
‘Cause I know that I need you there,
And I know the rest won’t care,
If I get home alright.
Yeah I know that I need you there,
And I know the rest won’t care,
If I get home tonight.

(Instru Break)

Now I know that I need you there,
And I know that the rest won’t care.
Shadows will fall,
The bright lights will call if you dare.
Now I know that I need you there,
And I know that the rest won’t care.
Shadows will fall,
The bright lights will call if you dare.

(Stop- into verse chant below)

These bands of witches,
The evil curse,
Of drunken misfits,
Exchanging words.
Yet I step easy
Into the light,
To sell my soul
For one more night.

 

The Red White and Blues.

Damn, I tell ya,
In red, white and blues,
She’s tighter than knock-down shoes.
God knows four walls could never be enough to hold,
Her locked up tight, on my life!
She ain’t just lately, she’s positively maybe,
And she's rapping at the window to my soul.

Watch out! watch out!
She’s coming for you, the red, white and blues.

What it is… well you know the law,
Each has one gift, but she,
She got it all.
She finds the rift, deep down in the hole,
Just like with all the other hearts she stole.

Watch out! watch out!
She’s coming for you, the red, white and blues.

Sight for a sinner,
Better bite down on this spoon.
Because the air is getting thinner,
You’ll never take the altitude.
Well, you can have the spirit in your veins,
Or be bone dry in the pouring rain.
Pain is for beginners,
The minute she calls your name.

Watch out! watch out!
She’s coming for you, the red, white and blues.

 

Sunrays Through My Windshield.

Cut up like the sunrays passing through my windshield,
Lighting up the dashboard of my car.
Flash-back to the places that we set alight,
Not afraid of taking it too far.

And it’s the look I see,
Showing love to me,
Shaping my destiny.

Everything from busted dreams to hearts for sale,
Slide into the maelstrom of your day.
And I’ve taken it for granted that we had the right,
To see that not a single second goes to waste.

And it’s the look I see,
Showing love to me,
Shaping my destiny.

Oh, cut out the headlines baby,
‘Cause I know I know you too well.
Selling me down that river won’t do you no ill,
But it’ll leave you cold and broken here inside now,
Oh inside like me.

(Repeat after instru break.)

Lyrics by Lee Vernon.
2008.

 

The Robin’s Garden.

As he watches intent,
Just a few feet away,
His brilliant red, fading to grey.
And his dark beads follow my every sway.
Who is this in the robin’s garden today?

Does he care that I’m here,
Beneath his hallowed branches?
Ah, sharing his sunlight, his grapevine romances.
Still the feeling grows, that I’m taking my chances,
In the robin’s garden tonight,
In the robin’s garden tonight.

I didn’t know that it meant so much,
I can’t believe I was so out of touch.
Now I’ve been left undone,
In the garden tonight.

Has he spent all his time on a nest somewhere?
Is his call not of love but a warning flare?
Or did I ruffle the feathers that he laid there,
In the robin’s garden tonight?
In the robin’s garden tonight.

I didn’t know that it meant so much,
I can’t believe I was so out of touch.
Now I’ve been left undone,
In the garden tonight.

Lee Vernon.
2009.

 

Today Was The Day.

Some of them praise you or wish you well,
Some recognise the lies you tell.
Others show rage, or beauty or pray,
For a bigger page to say what they say.

But today was the day that you blew me away,
After nine months so sweetly you called me.
After what seemed to be an eternity.
After nine months so sweetly you called me.

Most insist they’ll change your life,
Find you a prize, or find you a wife.
Some just blindly state their case,
With no remorse for the tears on your face.

But today was the day that you blew me away,
After nine months so sweetly you called me.
After what seemed to be an eternity.
After nine months so sweetly you called me.

…And the love that feeds,
This constant need,
It marks the start.
And this endless plea,
And you forgiving me,
It fills my heart.

Words by Lee Vernon.
2007.

 

Twenty Five Below.

You’ve got a power, don’t you know?
Got me watching as your hips sway to and fro.
Lips of red, wet with rain,
Like a shotgun blasts the senses in my brain.
Because you’re beautiful, and you don’t know.
You’re beautiful babe, but twenty five below.

I can’t believe, you’re next to me.
Drives me crazy tryin’ to make sense of your pleas,
You set the world alight, I feel it in my blood.
You’re gonna leave a bad impression on the heavens above.
Because you’re beautiful, and you don’t know.
You’re beautiful babe, but twenty five below.
(Drop down)
If you take me home, I’ll be in your debt.
Been around a long time, ain’t done nothing I regret.
If you take me home, I’ll be in your debt.
Been around a long time, ain’t done nothing I regret.
Because you’re beautiful, and you don’t know.
You’re beautiful babe, but twenty five below.
You’re beautiful.
(Twenty five below.)
You’re beautiful.
(Twenty five below.)
You’re beautiful.
(Twenty five below.)
You’re beautiful.
(Twenty five below.)

Lee Vernon.01/01/10.

 

Walk On By.

I’ve been waiting for a long time,
And it seems I’ll have to wait some more.
You’ve been giving me the right signs,
But time and again you closed that door.
I don’t pretend to be the right guy,
Just give me a chance to try,
Put some flowers in your window babe,
Or I’ll just walk on by.

I got two strong arms to hold you,
And a heart that only you can reach.
And I’m crying loud and clear,
Beggin’ you darlin’ please.

Seems to me that such a sweet wine,
Left alone will only fortify.
If I never cross that fine line,
My patience won’t be justified.
I don’t pretend to be the right guy,
Just give me a chance to try.
Put some flowers in your window babe,
Or I’ll just walk on by.

I got two strong arms to hold you,
And a heart that only you can reach,
And I’m crying loud and clear,
Beggin’ you darlin’ please.

I’ve been waiting for a long time,
For a chance to dance alone with you.
Risk a little pride
for just one single time alone with you.
Don’t pretend to be the right guy,
If your willin’ to give it a try,
Put some flowers in your window babe,
Or I’ll just walk on by.

I got two strong arms to hold you,
And a heart that only you can reach,
And I’m crying loud and clear,
Beggin’ you darlin’ please,
Beggin’ you darlin’ please.

Lee Vernon.
2008.

 

Walk These Streets.

Hung my head on your fishing pole,
Hope I die before I get old.
Pawn my cares cause I’ve got none,
Hear more lies, before I’m done.

Though I will walk these streets,
You’re all I see…
You’re all I see.

The lights before me,
They pave the way ahead.
Cast a shadow over,
What needed to be said.

And I will walk these streets,
Till the sun comes up.
Rage against the rain,
Till you fill me up.

They say don’t look at the sun.
Don’t look at the sun
For fear that you’ll go blind.
They say don’t look at the sun.
Oh don’t look at the sun,
For fear that you’ll go blind.

And I will walk these streets,
Till the sun comes up.
Rage against the rain,
Till you fill me up.

Hung my head on your fishing pole,
Hope I die before I get old.
Pawn my cares cause I’ve got none,
Hear more lies, before I’m done.

And I will walk these streets,
Till the sun comes up.

L.Vernon
2016

 

White Lines.

I’ve seen so many white lines,
People slowly indicating,
Nine lives, their lost souls are getting vindicated.
Fifth guy in line,
Can I get a bit of your time?

Well you was out there thinking you’re raising a glass,
Then comes the loud mouth, womanising,
Pain in the arse,
And he’s got five pounds riding,
On the fact that he’ll be driving
You home tonight.

I’ve seen so many white lines,
So many people indicating,
Slowly changing lanes,
Lost souls are getting vindicated,
Braking with the strain,
Cause life is much too complicated,
No time for the rain,
Got to be, be regenerated.

Down to the bone, out on loan.
Whatever it takes to feel the spin of the wheel.
Whatever lit up this town can bring you down,
Eventually….

You got to walk like you mean it, hesitate if you dare,
You got to talk like you mean it, if your man don’t care,
You got the right to bleed the hand that feeds,
If he can’t satisfy your needs.
I’ve seen too many white lines,
People indicating baby,
Slowly changing lanes,
Lost souls are vindicated.
Fifth guy in line, can I get a bit of your time?

 

Woman Made A Man Out Of Me.

In a life of pain and sorrow,
Drugs and drink made me think I was free.
Now I know I’ll see tomorrow,
And the Devil’s gonna let me be.
He’s been hanging on my tail forever,
Clinging to this soul at sea,
I can ignore his draw much better,
Now a woman made a man out of me.

A woman made a man out of me,
Lit the fire as far as I can see,
Let me say it burns as bright as can be,
Now a woman made a man out of me.

Fresh from the soot of the gambling gun,
Under the rule of roulette
Trigger happy, principally counterfeit,
Always in pursuit of some girl I’d met.

Waking up in alleys like a fool,
Stretched out beneath this paper moon.
Pretty soon I’d be the Devil’s bitch
Till I found she had me on her list…

A woman made a man out of me,
Lit the fire as far as I can see,
Let me tell you it burns bright as can be,
Now a woman made a man out of me.

 

You Got It Wrong

I got one last thing I wanna tell you all,
The devil take your uppers and your alcohol.
Love is the poison that'll drop you all,
Gets the girls in a sweat and sends the boys to the wall.

You wore Chantilly lace,
That night broke from your cage.
Light of day, cannot bear the cold,
Safe at night yeah, cause you got me to hold.

There's a message hidden in every song,
Don't pretend babe,
You got it wrong.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Holds new life, in her tiny hands.
I pray to God now, that she understands.

There's a message hidden in every song,
Don't pretend babe,
You got it wrong.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!