Tell the Worry Dolls

20,000 Miles from Home

It’s in the Euphoria she sprays
And encoded in her ways (her ways)
Concealed, in the outfit revealed
And entangled in her hair
Oh, knotted in her hair

She cried, “Joe, please don’t leave me
I’m so sorry forgive me”
She cried, “Joe, please don’t leave me
20,000 Miles from home
With no place else to go”

It’s in her warm breath he breaths in
And in the stories that she spins (She spins)
Etched deep in the line on her face
Furrowed by disgrace

She cried, “Joe, please don’t leave me
I’m so sorry forgive me”
She cried, “Joe, please don’t leave me
20,000 Miles from home
With no place else to go”

They said  this and the said that
Sir Walter Scott wrote what Joe’s driving at
Oh what a tangled web she has spun, Oh!

She cried, “Joe, please don’t leave me
I’m so sorry forgive me”
She cried, “Joe, please don’t leave me
20,000 Miles from home
With no place else to go
20,000 Miles from home
With no place else to go
No place to go”

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

Pink Flamingos

They’ve been lying there amongst my cloths
Now why’d I leave them there
When I should’ve hidden them somewhere?
Well I’ll put them in a bag wrapped tight
And stuff it somewhere out of sight
It’s just one of many things
Of the things that remind me of you

Green and gold mint creams
They’ve been sitting on the side for weeks
They are tokens of that night
When we wined and dined, the future looked bright
Well there’s one for you there’s one for me
I think I’ll have them with a cup of tea
They’re just one of many things
Of the things that remind me of you
Of the things that remind me of you

Oh what is in a name?
Well your name is found in my street name
Oh can’t there be no escape?
Maybe the answer is to move away?
Now I walk the long way to town
Yet persist in writing this song down
These are some of many things
Of the things that remind me of you
Of the things that remind me of you
These are some of the things that remind me of you
Of the things that remind me of you

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

More Than Skin Deep

You erupted into my life
And set me apart from all the rest
Relentless and merciless
Violent assault on skin

Once a kind and innocent boy
Whose beauty you would steal
The wise say it’s more than skin deep
But slowly you’d steal that from me to
Oh slowly you’d steal that from me to, yeah, yeah, yeah

Banged up for fifteen and some
You chained me down and left me to rot
Yes it’s you who made me who I am
Bitter, ignorant, a bad lot
Oh, Bitter, ignorant, a bad lot

You left me all by myself
You left me all by myself
You left me all by myself
You left me all by myself

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

Jewelly Box

You’re a precious find
Who’s treasures deep inside
Shine into my life
Make me a rich man
You listen to my woes
Of all the things life throws
Thursday afternoons
Around coffee tables

So if tears start rolling
when those you love go astray
And you need a friend
to guide you through your day
You know you can call
Jewelly Box

If I should leave some day
From this God forsaken place
Please don’t be sad
I won’t stay for too long
Tell worry dolls your sorrows
And put them under your pillows
By the light of day you’ll find
They’ve taken them away

So if tears start rolling
when those you love go astray
And you a friend
to guide you through your day
You know you can call
Jewelly Box

Ba ba ba ba ba [etc]

So if tears start rolling
when those you love go astray
And you a friend
to guide you through your day
You know you can call
Jewelly Box
Jewelly Box

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

Maybe I’m a Blind Fool

I am told of your history
Well  we’all got one of those
I am told you may hurt me
But I don’t want to know

Maybe you have a young son
Well let us see how it goes
Maybe you could be the one
But that God only knows

Oh, Maybe I’m a blind fool
Oh, I’m gonna take a chance and play it cool
Oh, Maybe I’m a blind fool
Oh, Gonna take a chance and play it cool

Maybe we’ll last for one week
Or a month or a year
Maybe we’ll last a lifetime
But that God only knows
Yeah, that God only knows
Yeah, that God only knows

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

No Scratch from a Rose

So tired of waiting for roses
And longing for those three words
So tired of waiting for answers
And time it’s not  on your side

I said oh, no scratch from a rose
You say there’s no cause for alarm
I said, oh; stop the cut stop the flow
What words can I say to keep you from harm?

Your heart yearns for true romance
Like the stars on the silver screen
You wish for a love potion
To give him whilst his dreaming

I said oh, no scratch from a rose
You say there’s no cause for alarm
I said, oh, stop the cut stop the flow
What words can I say to keep you from harm?

The iron has replaced the razor
Now there’s art amongst scars
Can’t you love the skin you were born in
And cherish the beauty that I see inside?

I said oh, no scratch from a rose
You say there’s no cause for alarm
I said oh, stop the cut stop the flow
What words can I say to keep you from harm?
To keep you from harm
To keep you from harm
To keep you from harm

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

Hit and Run

Voices shout, I wonder out
And in despair I witness your hit and run
Yeah I’m no fool, I write down
The registration number in crayon

I bet you bash faces (You bash faces)
Like you crash cars (Like you crash cars)
Oh, if you pull punches (You pull punches)
Please spare my guitar!
Oh, oh, oh

Menacing face, gorilla’s gate
And tattooed knuckles spelling out love and hate
We make a deal, a gentleman’s deal
But I got you over a barrel, yeah

I bet you bash faces (You bash faces)
Like you crash cars (Like you crash cars)
Oh, if you pull punches (You pull punches)
Please spare my guitar!
Oh, oh, oh

It was no joke, when I was broke
It was like getting blood from a stone
But I reflect, with few regrets
I could have been wiping blood from my nose

I bet you bash faces (You bash faces)
Like you crash cars (Like you crash cars)
Oh, if you pull punches (You pull punches)
Please spare my guitar!
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Hit and run!

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

Caroline

Lips, cherry red make me wanna
Pick ‘em your face and taste
Hips, serpentine, mesmerize me
Asphyxiate, tempting fate

I said Oh Caroline
You’re a mystery
I said Oh Caroline
What d’you want from me?

Your voice, velvet caress of my ear drum
Takes me to a better place
But what’s a man do when propositioned
By a lady of such style and grace

I said Oh Caroline
You’re a mystery
I said Oh Caroline
What d’you want from me?

I said Oh Caroline
You’re a mystery
I said Oh Caroline
What d’you want from me?

I said Oh Caroline (x 3)
You’re a mystery Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

Magpie

Oh, Magpie, Stole a night from him
It glittered, shinned in his mind
Of what could have been
Oh, Magpie, one for sorrow they say
He’s no superstitious man
But she stole the night away
Stole his night away

Oh, Magpie, wrote a song with him
The chacker, chacker of her keys
Made sweet love melodies
Oh, Magpie, their innocence long gone
But then they found to their surprise
They were virgins all along

She asked if he could keep a secret
He hopes he’s not spilled those beans
She said he shared his name with the Devil
But he salutes the general

Oh, Magpie, they staggered to her nest
It was fine and most sublime
And for that he felt blessed

Oh, Magpie, she gave a night to him
Now was it one of more to come
Well let’s just wait and see
Let’s wait and see

She asked if he could keep a secret
He hopes he’s not spilled those beans
She said he shared his name with the Devil
But he salutes the general

Ba ba ba da ba ba da da [etc.]

He can keep a secret
He won’t spill no beans
Shares his name with the Devil
But salutes the general

He can keep a secret
He won’t spill no beans
Shares his name with the Devil
But salutes the general
‘Good morning general’
Woh
Ba ba ba da ba ba da da [etc.]

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

Faithful Shadow

Moonlight shining so bright
Guiding us into the night
Country air so sweet and so rare
It’s Just like you were my lady fair

And side by side we’ll walk miles and miles
To ease my sorrow
Oh just me and my faithful shadow

Evening sun warming my skin
And you are so long and so thin
No other soul walks this ground
And you know it comforts me to have you around

And side by side we’ll walk miles and miles
To ease my sorrow
Just me and my faithful shadow

Darkness surrounding me tonight
My eyes are wide and searching, no light
Come, Heavy Sleepe, ease my pain *
I know that in the morning we’ll meet again

* Inspired by ‘Come, Heavy Sleepe’
No.20 from First Book Of Songes of 1597
by John Dowland

And side by side we’ll walk miles and miles
To ease my sorrow
Just me and my faithful shadow

Come heavy sleepe the image of true death;
And close up these my weary weeping eyes:
Whose spring of tears doth stop my vitall breath,
And tears my hart with sorrows sigh swoln cries:
Come and posses my tired thoughts worn soul,
That living dies, till thou on me be stoule.

Come shadow of my end, and shape of rest,
Allied to death, child to his blackfac’d night:
Come thou and charme these rebels in my breast,
Whose waking fancies doe my mind affright.
O come sweet sleepe; come, or I die for ever:
Come ere my last sleepe comes, or come never.

Lyrics & Music ©2010 Ady Johnson

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