Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

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Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

Postby Mattie » 6th Jan 14, 19:42

Lots of stuff unknown, guessed and just plain embarrasingly wrong, but it's something to work off and may fill at least some gaps or put a lightbulb on in someone else's brain

01 - Drive wrote:Load up the Bergen, fire up the wagon
pick up your spirit and shout "I'm alive"
Gonna drive 'til I fugure it out.

I'm not the kind that stays on the line
through feeling disabled by doubt
I'm alive. Gonna drive 'til I figure it out

I got wheels
turn key and baby watch them spin
I'm going, take what's left of me
I'm gonna drive til I've found myself again

I got wheels
Let 'em take me where I wanna go

So I'm gonna drive
and I'm gonna take these wheels of mine and

DRIVE
til it starts to make some sense
navigate the ??straight and bends??
I ??mutated to the seat?? and

DRIVE
til it starts to make some sense
til I find myself again
I'm a ?slaver? ?escapin'? to the freedom of ??life?? (lights?)

I got a text from an old friend, at the weekend
tryin to mess be about, but that's alright
gonna drive til I figure it out

On Monday it confused me
even by Tuesday, chewed me up and spit me back out
but I'm alive
Gonna drive til I figure it out

But I got wheels
turnin' key and baby watch them spin
I'm gonna take what's left of me
I'm gonna drive til I find myself again

But I got wheels
Let 'em take me where I wanna go
So I'm gonna drive
and I'm gonna take these wheels of mine and...

DRIVE
til it starts to make some sense
navigate the ??straight and bends??
I ??mutated to the seat?? and
DRIVE
til it starts to make some sense
til I find myself again
I'm a ?slaver? ?escapin'? to the freedom of ??life?? (lights?)

DRIVE
til it starts to make some sense
navigate the ??straight and bends??
I ??mutated to the seat?? and
DRIVE
til it starts to make some sense
til I find myself again
I'm a ?slaver? ?escapin'? to the freedom...


02 - Cambria wrote:Lay/lie (wide?) awake as a kid and he would listen to his mother crying
While ?the guy? got the kid, scared, drinking like he was dying
His daddy fucked up a long time ago
He didn't wana keep in touch, he didn't wanna know
I guess something in his little brain snapped
and it stayed like that

and they brought him up to fight
be a part of system
without a hand to hold, it turned into a fist
but if they knew what they were doing, would it make any diference?
It's an empty machine that controls this machine

As revenue avenue shrinks in the rear view
the sunset kisses the backs of the mountains
Hit the brake, slow, takes a piss in the snow
and watch it all disappear like the winter ?of promise? ?problems?

Cambria to Cambria

All that we ask is to be free from ?this?
conformity suggests that we be ?nearly there? (?greedy men?)
and in silence we comply with no-one asking why
do we really wanna ?die?

He sat in the car and he started the engine running
??lost in the earth?? (dunno) gonna be such a long time coming
the ?day he found out, well? he couldn't sleep
while a promise to himself you ?should? never keep
I guess something in his little brain snapped, and it stayed like that

And they taught him that trust was a loaded pistol
The devil's chain was the iron kiss
and it'll kill somebody in ?his? defeat / hasty ?f...?
cos It's an empty machine that controls this machine

As revenue avenue shrinks in the rear view
the sunset kisses the backs of the mountains
He hits the brake slow, takes a piss in the snow
and sees it all disappear like the winter ?of promise? ?problems?

Cambria in Cambria
All that we ask is to be free from ?this?
conformity suggests that we be ?nearly there? ?dead?
and in silence we comply with no-one asking why
do we really wanna ?die?

As revenue avenue shrinks in the rear view
the sunset kisses the backs of the mountains
Hits the brake slow, takes a piss in the snow
and watch it all disappear like the winter ?of promise? ?problems?

Cambria to Cambria


03 - The Road To Applecross wrote:It's just the gin talkin'
but I need the conversation
when self control is walkin'
who's takin' hold of the situation?

I ?been? on this since this mornin'
A bad sleep but no complainin'

I saw nature, climbed a mountain
I saw litter and I started burnin'

Fire, ?eatin? the eyes
I wanted to ?leave? that guy to the side

And then I heard, the ?? word
that turned my world all around, and around

Let me help you (Let me help)
Let me help you (Let me help)
Let me help you, carry that weight around
Carry that weight around
Carry that weight, carry that weight around

It's just the gin talkin'
but it gave a vague deflection
I saw the future playin'
and something bad was happenin'

This darkness ?saw? ?all year? drivin'
behind his wife and children

I decided to overtake them
but this black dog's going nowhere

Fire, stealin the mind
It's got me all to itself this time
And then I knew, what I should do
the fast lane through, without a doubt
(Yeah, Without a doubt!)

Let me help you (Let me help)
Let me help you (Let me help)
Let me help you, carry that weight around
Carry that weight around
Carry that weight, carry that weight around
x2


04 - The Order Of The Dog wrote:I'm just tired, I didn't sleep too well
the bed was shaking, in last night's hotel
Columba, Oban, 5:10am

Bleary eyed, the ?moment (mornin'?) satisfied? I say goodbye
Hope someone's watchin' me, this is golden comedy

Wipe the smile off your face sunshine
the truth is sure to hit you like a punchline
Come rain or come shine
Bury your head in the sand til the change of the tide

Ya can't fight, and ya
ya can't win, but ya
sometimes you've gotta let the black dog in
Ya don't lose if ya, ya give in
but ya, sometimes you've gotta let the...
sometimes you've gotta let the...

This. Is. Not. Up. For debate,
you're subject to the order of the dog
This. Is. Not. Up. For debate,
you're subject to the order of the dog

I'm just tired, I ?made some distance?
Snail paced traffic, and one way systems

Fresh from the outdoor de?? (to catch?) ?? ?chase those?
Night or day, it's enough to turn a rainbow grey
And it's all I need, to make these colours bleed

Wipe the smile off your face sunshine
the truth is sure to hit you like a punchline
Come rain or come shine
Bury your head in the sand til the change of the tide

Ya can't fight, and ya
ya can't win, but ya
sometimes you've gotta let the black dog in
Ya don't lose if ya, ya give in
but ya, sometimes you've gotta let the...
sometimes you've gotta let the...

This. Is. Not. Up. For debate,
you're subject to the order of the dog
This. Is. Not. Up. For debate,
you're subject to the order of the dog



05 - Chill, Motherfucker, Chill wrote:Something annoyin' on the internet, every day I bet
If you unsettle your ground, and you let it take you down like that

(Oh yes, like that, and it's only ever...)

Someone actin' on their own BS, though it matter less
who it may upset, in pursuit of obeyin' their interest

(Don't get your panties in a mess)

If there's nothin' you can do about it now
Do nothing, you smart thing
If there's nothin' you can do about it now
Do nothing, be nothing for now

Sometimes, just gotta sail it out, just stand and...

Chill, motherfucker chill
Bide your time until, you're motherfuckin' chilled
Sometimes you are the shit, sometimes you are the pan
This you must understand

A lot of ?fine? (fly!?) people in the world outside
You can spend your time contemplating crime
if you let it ride up your backside

(Oh yes, like that, and it's only ever...)

Maybe someone gettin' in the way
of how you wanted your afternoon to play
is themselves just having their own shitty day

(hey hey, oh yay)

If there's nothin' you can do about it now
Do nothing, you smart thing
If there's nothin' you can do about it now
Do nothing, be nothing for now

Sometimes, just offer out that upper hand and...

Chill, motherfucker chill
Bide your time until, you're motherfuckin' chilled
Sometimes you are the shit, sometimes you are the pan
This you must understand

<ooohs and aaahs, aaahs and ooohs>



06 - Burn This City Down wrote:Suck in all the lifeless, the desperate and cold
Suck out all the goodness, and stamp their forehead sold
Counter their immoral urges, with promises they're beautiful.

Stick them out among the swine
Let them drink and fuckin' (/fuck and) die
Fill their bellies and then empty their hearts on the ?payment? line

Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down
Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down

Imitation ?? ?? and folks escape this ?need?
Chase the painless payout for a high that no-one feels
The ?bank? that haunts them, kids and houses
Nursing thoughts of suicide

In America they cry
that the dream is still alive
Sure your desert heat'll dry up their tears
til you see that smile / sit and smile

Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down
Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down

?Bets are calling? with green and gold
Outside boiling, inside cold.

In America they cry
that the dream is still alive
Sure the desert heat'll dry up the tears
til you see that smile / sit and smile

Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down
Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down
Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down
Burn this city down, burn it to the ground
Burn this city down


07 - Body Parts wrote:(these ones are actually official)

I’ll say with hand to heart,
I’ve been paying close regard
While sections shift direction
It’s still working for the most part.

Every day when you come in
That things still happening
The bees and the birds ain’t big on words
That’s gotta say something

Nothing new or state of the art
But oh I love your body parts
Me and you, ‘til death we part
Oh, I’ll love your body parts
Oh, I love your body parts

Some beckon in, and some stick out
Some are bigger, some wiggle about
Got to admit each and every bit
is a big hit, without doubt
Let nature take her course
I’ll still be a slave to yours
If gravity says things fall where they may
They’ll still get a round of applause

Let the flash of the eyes
Lead the beat of the heart
Oh, I love your body parts
Right ’til the end
Like it was at the start
Oh I will love your body parts
Oh, I love your body parts

Nothing new or state of the art
But oh I love your body parts
Me and you, ‘til death we part
Oh, I’ll love your body parts
Oh, I love your body parts


08 - The Beat Goes On wrote:I'm lost and I'm alone, with no signal on the phone
Home sweet home, Caledonia

Where the consolation grows, beyond the Amber City road
Home sweet home, Caledonia

Where the roads are traffic free
No Starbucks signs or Miccy Ds
And it's always there, while everywhere's changin'

Some would say, start appreciatin' little things like drops of rain
That separat and fall to greet the sea again.
Some would say, you can stick your little drops of rain
it's pissing down, and no-one's seen the sun around

The heating bill we had to pay
took money for the holiday
and take that ?town, the market needs... <fuck knows>

I say that the Beat goes on
Now that dirty stench of defeat has gone
There's a place where nature robs you blind
of the anger (anchor?) left behind, with ?their faces drawn and long?

Get down, let the beat go on
Now that dirty rats in the street have gone
May your houses spit you out, may the road be wide and long
The beat (the beat) (the beat) (the beat)
The beat goes on

Beats chewin the fat
in your / a local habitat (yeah....)

Home sweet home, Caledonia

Where the snow capped peaks are blessed
and they're silken cloud caresssed

Home sweet home, Caledonia

Still I set my course to fly, I don't even remember why
But you were always there, it's me never changin'

Some would say, everyone has got their cross to bear
we share this stuff, you're not alone
the times are tough for everyone

Some would say, Hell is other people turnin' in
to cut me up, I'll take ?!the sheep!? above ?this cloud?

I'll keep to the road, to the mountain top
until it stops at a 5 mile drop
and take this time to? market needs? wreck? <crash>

I say that the beat goes on
Now that dirty stench of defeat has gone
There's a place where nature robs you blind
of the anger (anchor?) left behind, with ?their faces drawn and long?

Get down, let the beat go on
Now that dirty rats in the street have gone
May your houses spit you out, may the road be wide and long
The beat (the beat) (the beat) (the beat)
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Re: Albion Lyrics (crap attempt)

Postby Mattie » 6th Jan 14, 19:47

09 - After All you Said About Cowboys wrote:Show night, double booked a new tattoo
But this was different, a promise is a promise
And some band filled my ears with Novocaine
and a drum solo, seemingly a waste of good imagination

Just, another night
It was fine until the bill arrived
with a bullet, it's a good thing we were sober

Just, another night
Shookdown at the dance and dine
And after all you said about cowboys
a couple hundred clams for a steak and fries
we couldn't believe our eyes, it all looked good on the outside

Show-time
Silver boots ?and plastic hair?
I love that song
Can you believe he's 60, and

Some-how
The Thunder over Union Square
takes me back, and no amount of cash
can buy that kind of memory

Just, another night
It was fine until the bill arrived
with a bullet, it's a good thing we were sober

Just, another night
Shookdown at the dance and dine
And after all you said about cowboys
a couple hundred clams for a steak and fries
we couldn't believe our eyes, it all looked good on the outside

Just, another night
It was fine until the bill arrived
with a bullet, it's a good thing we were sober

Just, another night
Shookdown at the dance and dine
And after all you said about cowboys
And after all you said about cowboys
a couple hundred clams for a steak and fries
we couldn't believe our eyes, it all looked good on the outside.



10 - Grow A Pair wrote:It never lasts as long as In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
?Oh they don't? hear that number 1, they're playing follow the leader
Good thing you ?spike? your ?brain? in ?? ??
yeah, ?stick in the needle?

Oh but I, I gotta say that I fantasize
about bein' unbelievably ?high?
and leavin' the radio on, while the TV and stereo fight
and I, I miss the quiet in the middle of the night

but not to put too fine a point on it
I don't wanna be a dickhead all my life
(Well you don't have to be a dickhead all your life)
I don't?
(no you don't)
Great!

Come on, come on yeah
Everybody grow a pair
Muchos cojones
Everybody grow a pair

Come on, come on now
Everybody, everywhere
Grow a pair

who wants a skinny white latte
?when you're free of? ?? ?daylight?
You'll need some social charm to ?mean? ?everything went right?

I've seen a few go down from here
?in too much enjoyment?
And a few that'll probably join them

But I, I gotta say that I fantasize
about bein' unbelievably ?high?
and leavin' the radio on, while the TV and stereo fight
and I, I miss the quiet in the middle of the night

I guess you'd call it bein' human, but
I don't wanna be a loser all my life
(No you don't have to be a loser all your life)
Is that right?
(Yeah that's right)
Alright!

Come on, come on yeah
Everybody grow a pair
Muchos cojones
Everybody grow a pair

Come on, come on now
Everybody, everywhere
Grow a pair

Come on, come on yeah
Everybody grow a pair
Come on, come on now
Everybody, everywhere

Come on, come on yeah
Everybody grow a pair
Muchos cojones
Everybody grow a pair

Come on, come on now
Everybody, everywhere
Grow a pair


11 - I Need You wrote:48 years with the head of Hell
stuck in this rusty cage
Some people like me won't even reach my age

You won't see or understand
you're too busy tryin' to handle your truth
We're not like this to fuckin' ?systemise? vision of you

When it's all said and done
thinkin' you are the only one
is no way to carry on

Yeah (yeah) Yeah (yeah) Yeah (yeah) come on
Don't let him down (Don't let him down)
Don't let him down (Don't let him down)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
He's part of the family

Don't let him down (Don't let him down)
No and don't let him down (Don't let him down)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
He's part of the family

Followers and leaders need each other in the end
The kindness of strangers and the comfort of friends
The heroes, the weirdos, the lost and on the mend
I need you whoever you are

Did he fly or was he pushed?
Well what difference does he (/it) make?
Question time has (/is) arrived just a little too late

You don't have to see or understand
You can't ??join in? enjoy it? while they're lookin' away
But you're gonna depend on a strangers hand one day

When it's all said and done
thinkin' you are the only one
is no way to carry on

Yeah (yeah) Yeah (yeah) Yeah (yeah) come on
Don't let him down (Don't let him down)
Don't let him down (Don't let him down)

Yeah, yeah, yeah
He's part of the family
Don't let him down (Don't let him down)
No and don't let him down (Don't let him down)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
He's part of the family

Followers and leaders need each other in the end
The kindness of strangers and the comfort of friends
The heroes, the weirdos, the lost and on the mend
I need you whoever you are


12 - Capital Anxiety wrote:?sees this ?year?
He wants it
As ?a crowd? ?you ?? nowhere??
Fixation, with inflation
?crooks in the? bank generation?

?new? contract, ?new? company?
?two? ?sounds? ?? ?making on contact?

Push up, divide
work hard, and die

As no-one, what gives you the right to even question why?

This is the endless search, for a little too little and much too much
No witness? You're free!
Capital Anxiety

This is a liars kiss, you're worth much more than this
They're breeding TNT with capital anxiety
capital anxi-e-ty

??we're out here??, ?for the long? ?? ?
she'll dominate goin' nowhere
We bled for, ?and ?? for?
?? up with a Coke and a Red Bull

Your dreams are lawyers schemes
Guess mine is ?plasticine?

Push up, divide
work hard, ?
??forgot? and rooted to the spot when Amy Winehouse dropped

This is the endless search, for a little too little and much too much
No witness?, You're free!
Capital Anxiety

This is the liars kiss, and you're worth much more than this
They're lkbreeding TNT, with capital anxiety
capital anxi-e-ty


13 - Into This wrote:I was nowhere, bein' someone
Smoking wisdom, drinking confidence til mornin'
And regrettin', everytime
every time

I was waitin' for an answer
now it seems like I was only avoidin' questions
and regrettin', everytime
every time

Now let it shine
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woaaaaaah.

I was lonesome, trusted no-one
feelin' hateful, feelin' down without a reason,
to believe in, everytime
every time
Now let it shine

Now let it shine
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woaaaaaah.

I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woah, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'm into this, woaaaaaah.

No love (woah, whoa oh, whoa oh)
like a higher love (woah, whoa oh, whoa oh)
and there is no love
like a higher love
and there is no love
like a higher love
and there is no love
like a higher love


14 - Creepers wrote:Wa-oooo (x8)

Creepers are in
buried inside the skin
Creepers are in
?? ?? ?? ??
Creepers are in
pushin me out of whack again

Radar, invader?
?? trade? in?
?? ?? ??
>??? ?? ??

?? ?? ??
?? human ?skin?

It's a ?vicious? ?share?
It's a ?quest? for ?fear? ?fame?
And the feeling dies
?do you obey that fear?
?go on? ask yourself?
What keeps you here
Is it guilt ?or not?
Is it even clear
When you place yourself
into idle hands
do you hold you ?mind?
do you lose your breath
Does the sun shine only on other ?men?
Where on you it never shone

Shine shine, won't you shine a light
Shine shine, won't you shine a light
Shine a light on your fears and watch 'em all disappear

Wa-oooo (x4)

Creepers are in
Deeper beneath the skin
Creepers are in
everyone out then back
Creepers are in
and everything else is out again

?Sensor? infested this mortal shell
Gathered? our ?crumbs? to delude ourselves
?? up ?like soldiers?
?? ?? ??

Slice of pie, in a shapeless sky
overstuffin' ourselves never asking why
we dress up our dreams, and we watch them die
yeah the future's grim, but about to swing
in the favour of them
with the cage unlocked
jetting out of the door
when opportunity knocked
who can think outside of a popcorn box
with this racket going

Shine shine, won't you shine a light
Shine shine, won't you shine a light
Shine a light on your fears and watch 'em all disappear

Wa-oooo (x8)
Go

Gone? / God?
Like a ?star? they hold/burned you down
Now you're all washed out
?That's a weight to carry round?
?? ?morning?

Gone? / God?
Like a ?star? they'll ?hold/burned you down?
Now you're all washed out
?That's a weight to carry round?
?? ?morning?



15 - Albion wrote:I've taken that picture off the wall
The one where the skyline promises nothing anymore
No invitation, no elevation
But suddenly, I've never felt so lonely

And all we hear
is the constant sound of waiting

Oh Albion
You've been a bully and a class clown
How do I feel on your sacred ground
Like a ?defective? ?file?
On ?this sacred Isle?

When failure to analyse my past
saw me returning
to find this, a common ground at last
Community ??
A likely ??

Same resigned, expression of that ??
??And suddenly?? ??it's all I hear?
The endless sound of waiting

Oh Albion
You've been a bully and a class clown
How do I feel on your sacred ground
Like a ?defective? ?file?
On this ?sainted/sacred/separate? Isle
On this ?sainted/sacred/separate? Isle

Hey there with those strawberries and cream
oh ?lady grey? fresh on the green
Dancin' with the Joneses, ?pressed and free?
Live the charade, life's but a dream

Daylight comes
the show is on
Albion, Albion

It's Christmastime for everyone
Albion, Albion
And on and on...

<Charlie Chaplain Great Dictator Speech sample>

We're in the market
For ?boats and bridges? (britches?)
they'll ?? the red dots, batten the hatches
?but in no way? I want no disarray
Someday, someone, something
?throw in? the toaster?
?gimmicks? and gadgets

Oh Albion
You've been a bully and a class clown
How do I feel on your sacred ground
Like a ?defective? ?file?
?On this sainted Isle?
?On this sainted Isle?

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Re: Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

Postby WiredOut » 20th Jan 14, 17:32

Appreciate the effort here! Hope you're not wearing yourself out on the album trying to do all this. ;)

Just to note: Gav has confirmed that he'll make all the lyrics available as a Pledge update in the near future.
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Re: Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

Postby DangerousBeans » 2nd Feb 14, 21:16

Brilliant effort indeed.I was really struggling with Cambria. :D
Seems such a shame but it kept us entertained

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Re: Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

Postby Ross » 5th Dec 14, 11:35

Is good. But I'm sure Albion chorus is 'sceptred isle'. Shakespeare innit.
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Re: Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

Postby Mattie » 5th Dec 14, 11:50

Well yes, there's a shit load of stuff wrong here, I haven't edited it for nigh on a year and it was 90% guesswork at the time!

Are the official lyrics written down anywhere? Should I write them out properly?
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Re: Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

Postby Ross » 5th Dec 14, 11:56

;P

First time I've been on here in nearly a year... Ignore me!
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Re: Albion Lyrics (attempt at)

Postby bewley » 10th Jan 15, 22:27

Hey Mattie, the lyrics were printed in the deluxe Pledge edition of Albion, so they do exist. Whether anyone's got the inclination to type them all out is another matter, though... :D
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