"The Complete Allan Dawson" Deluxe Edition Digital Mega Album

by Allan Dawson

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A unique opportunity to purchase Allan Dawson's entire back catalogue - four complete albums including the latest album "Start Again"; two deleted albums "Angels" & "Alligators" no longer available elsewhere, plus various "Single" and "B-Side" versions and previously unreleased material from his upcoming album. An excellent way for the dedicated fan and curious new listener alike to ge their hands on everything at great value.

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released 09 May 2014

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Allan Dawson London, UK

Guitarist singer songwriter record producer and engineer from the UK, influenced by life and motivated by the desire to record it's moments in glorious musical rock poetry. Seasoned live performer with a great love for the energy that flows through the ether between the entertainer and the entertained. Worked with Shed 7, Hawkwind, Kirk Brandon, Runrig, Belinda Carlisle and Jesus Jones. ... more

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Track Name: When the DJ Calls Your Name (Demo)
When the DJ Calls Your Name
(Words and Music by Allan Dawson)

You get in from the weather
Going dancing is your social calling
But this night will be better
A few drinks to get you started

The house will rock and you will drop
To the floor tonight
When the DJ calls your name
Eyes will pop as you cast off your top
On the floor tonight
When the DJ calls your name

You couldn’t be better
Everything going the way you wanted
Except for this fella
Another drink it gets distorted

You’re contemplating openly dating
Where were you?
When the DJ calls your name
It’s insulting just how the chanting
Smothered you
When the DJ called your name

You get in from the weather
Going dancing is your social calling
But this night will be better
A few drinks to get you started

The house will rock and you will drop
To the floor tonight
When the DJ calls your name
Eyes will pop as you cast off your top
On the floor tonight
When the DJ calls your name

You couldn’t be better
Everything going the way you wanted
Except for this fella
Another drink it gets distorted

You’re contemplating openly dating
Where were you?
When the DJ calls your name
It’s insulting just how the chanting
Smothered you
When the DJ called your name

You’re contemplating openly dating
Where were you?
When the DJ calls your name
It’s insulting just how the chanting
Smothered you
When the DJ called your name
Track Name: Start Again - Give Me a Reason
Give Me A Reason
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

I see you, you're looking away.
You don't wanna see me you don't wanna say "Hey!"
I'm looking through you, you're not really there.
There's something going on in your head somewhere
What does it take to turn your head?
Tell me what it takes to win you.

You won't give it to me,
You won't take it from me,
You won't even try.

Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me, you're pushing me away.

Fierce fisted ignorance is ten to the dozen,
Answers on a postcard, please, I don't want to know.
I'm hot with your arrogance, like I'm sat in an oven,
"All I want to do..." is everywhere I go.
What does it take to turn your head?
Tell me what it takes to win you.

You won't give it to me,
You won't take it from me,
You won't even try.

Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me, you're pushing me away.

You've lost your hunger,
And I've lost my taste.
You've lost your memories,
Of that time and place.

Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me, you're pushing me away.
Track Name: Start Again - 2B@1
2B@1
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

You've got a crush on me,
But I've got news for you:
You can't have me,
I've got better things to do.

You only want to be at one with someone.

I didn't mean to be cruel,
I just want you to see:
That I'm not the guy,
That you want me to be.

You only want to be at one with someone.
You only want to be at one with someone.

You've fallen in love with the facade I wear,
When I'm being nice, in public.
For the truth look in my eyes,
As they run with the headlines.

You only want to be at one with someone
You only want to be at one with someone

You only want to be at one with someone.
You only want to be at one with someone.
You only want to be at one,
You only want,
You only want,
You only want to be at one with someone.
You only want to be at one,
You only want,
You only want,
You only want to be at one with someone.
Track Name: Start Again - Why Did You Never Believe Me?
Why Did You Never Believe Me?
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

You're looking through your halo,
Trying to find compassion in your nightmares.
You're looking through your window,
Trying to find a lesson in your losses.

Don't you think you ought to let yourself,
Open up to what you've left unsaid?

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?

You're trying to find guidance,
In a joke book you found scattered in the ashes.
You're living to a scripted plot that someone,
Wrote before your life existed.

Don't you think you ought to let yourself,
Open up to what you've left unsaid?

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?

You're looking down the column for an easy life,
You want to let your legs go, honey, but your hands are tied.
You're searching for the memories of a place you've never seen,
You're looking for the key to your release.

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?
Track Name: Start Again - Waiting for the Day
Waiting For The Day
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

I woke up screaming with blood on my feet,
The whole thing felt so real.
I had the world out to get me in a twisted dream,
A real go nowhere ordeal.
Your blue strings caressed me as I made my last stand,
While your lights picked me out of the night.
And everyone forgot me as I flocked the land,
You said you’d always make sure I’m alright.

I think its all illusions baby!
I think its all illusions baby!
I think its all illusions baby!
I think its all illusions!

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.

I woke up steaming with hot regrets,
I’ve been sleeping with the enemy.
A corporate monster with flash epaulettes,
Sapping all my energy.
I spend all day working for enough to live,
Wasting all my time away.
But now I got no reason to forget or forgive,
I’m getting out to make my future today.

I don’t need illusions baby!
I don’t need illusions baby!
I don’t need illusions baby!
I don’t need illusions!

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.
Track Name: Start Again - Last Bitter Tear
Last Bitter Tear
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

She's laying down her morning lies,
She can't get away enough.
She wants answers to argue why,
Gives you the back hand of her love.

She's gonna break you!

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She's running from her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She's wiping off her morning cries,
Trying to find the fragments in the dust,
Of the memory of her happpy life.
Gives you the back band of her love.

She's gonna break you!

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She'd have you drown in her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She wants somewhere else to be,
She cant ask you to set her free.

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She's running from her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She'd have you drown in her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.
Track Name: Start Again - Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

You see the world in chapter & verse,
You see the future through a hazy glass.
You take for granted every line you rehearse,
But you can’t see the gestures of your past.

I have solutions on the tip of my tongue,
But I don’t know how to pass them on.

We go down on a Sunday morning,
For the last sip of summer sun juice.
You love the sound of a Sunday morning,
As it captures it’s reflections of you.

You have an appetite for far away places,
In time and space invented in your head.
You get a fix from finding new faces,
And playing their games in your bed.

I have solutions on the tip of my tongue,
But I don’t know how to pass them on.

We go down on a Sunday morning,
For the last sip of summer sun juice.
You love the sound of a Sunday morning,
As it shines out reflections of you.
You give the world a backward glance,
As we focus on the past on Sunday morning.

You’re searching for the places that you buried in your head,
But you’re never going to find them ‘coz they’re not in your bed.
You know we’ve got the answers and you know we got solutions,
But we know you’re playing games ‘coz you keep telling us the names.

We go down on a Sunday morning,
To the open stranded garden paradise,
For the last sip of summer sun juice.
We go down on a Sunday morning,
To extract the optimism from your eyes,
As the scheme shines reflections of you.
We go down on a Sunday morning,
For the last sip of summer sun juice.
You love the sound of a Sunday morning,
As it shines out reflections of you.
You give the world a backward glance,
As we focus on the forecast on Sunday morning.
Track Name: Start Again - Concrete Boxes
Concrete Boxes
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

Concrete boxes and toxic skies,
An information super-high.
Crowded people along for the ride,
No direction, stolen lives,
People scatter folding paper,
Waiting for their token waiver,
Ambition lost to scaling labour,
Imagining invented saviour.

I don't think anyone's got a brain in their head!

These seven years of concrete boxes have made me numb to you.
These seven years of concrete boxes have made me numb to you.

There’s no idols any more.
Justified lies in lazy law.
Nobody held in awe,
Technological overhaul.
There’s no leader in the light,
To capture public eye.
No captain of the flight,
Remembered for the fight.

I don't think anyone's got a brain in their head!

These seven years of concrete boxes have made me numb to you.
These seven years of concrete boxes have made me numb to you.

There's seven years of concrete boxes in all I want to do.
There's seven years of concrete boxes in all I want to do.
These seven years of concrete boxes have made me numb to you.
These seven years of concrete boxes have made me numb to you.
Track Name: Start Again - Gimmick
Gimmick

(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

I scrimp and scrape and I write my music,
As I rattle on down the Tube.
But I know its goin' nowhere, coz the kids have got no money,
Coz they put it all into you.
This is my blood sweat and tears,
To you its a life of fun.
As I worry about my music,
You wonder how it's done.

There's a “big man” up top,
He's making all the right moves for you.
He think's its the way of the future,
Thinks he's pullin' something new.
As the kids grow up today,
They don't know what quality means.
Coz they're parting with their money,
For the shit they see on telly and their,
Brains are turning to beans.

Over this Gimmick.

I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

As I drive through the city,
Your name's up in the lights.
I don't know how you made it.
No-one even thinks its right.
I read your interview,
You're telling me it's getting hard.
Perhaps its not for you?
Perhaps you should have been cleaning cars!

Gimmick!

I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

I scrimp and scrape and I write my music,
As I rattle on down the Tube.
But I know its goin' nowhere, coz the kids have got no money,
Coz they put it all into you.
You might be today's flavour,
But tomorrow you'll be out the door,
Wallowing in your failure,
Coz it's written on the wall.

You're a Gimmick.

I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
I see you trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
Track Name: Start Again - Little Miss Hookey
Little Miss Hookey
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

You get up and put your face on,
And then you're gone for the day.
You screw me to the wall,
For an hour each day.
You lip line my high line,
And then you blow me away

I don't know where you're going,
And I don't know where you've been!

Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Cookie.

You let down your wrap-round,
And you show me the way.
You tie down my lie down,
But I know that's okay.
You pour wine on my mankind,
And you go for a taste.

I don't know where we're going,
And I don't care where we've been!

Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Cookie.

You get up and put your face on,
And then you're gone for the day.
You screw me to the wall,
For an hour each day.
You lip line my high line,
And then you blow me away

I don't know where you're going,
And I don't know where you've been!

Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Cookie.

Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Little miss hookey,
Cookie.
Track Name: Start Again - Follow Me
Follow Me
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

You think you're unbreakable,
I think you're a porcelain pig.
You think you're unstoppable,
I think you're making me sick.

Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!

You have it out with me.
You call me the killer,
Of great things.
You never knew,
How to have fun anyway.
You pass it over me,
As you head out the other way.
I wish you'd just learn to,
Follow me, Follow me.

Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!

Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? I must be crazy!
Follow me, Follow me.
Who are you? Cra-aaaa-zzzzyyyyyyyy!
Track Name: Start Again - You Want To
You Want To

(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

Sordid sex on Telly-V,
Another mile high fantasy,
Another chance to get at me,
Coz no-one else would let you,
Open up your heart to them.
Sensationalise another Gem.
Hypnotise your ten percent fools.

You know you want to.
You know you need to.
You know.

Everybody wants a piece,
Of interactive ecstasy.
Sellotape monogamy,
To everyone they fancy.
You're no exception babe,
You're smelling of my aftershave,
You want to lay me on your slate,
To consume.

You know you want to.
You know you need to.
You know you want to.
You know you need to.
You know.

Everybody looks at me,
Tells me that I'd be a fool,
To turn down your act.
I'm confused.

You know you want to.
You know you need to.
But you know you're wrong to.
You know you're wrong to.
You know you want to.
You know you need to.
But you know you're wrong to.
You know you're wrong to.
You know.

Sordid sex on Telly-V,
Another mile high fantasy,
Another chance to get at me,
Coz no-one else would let you.

Open up your heart to me,
Sensationalise your fantasy.
Concentrate your mind,
On your moves.

You know you want to.
You know you need to.
But you know you're wrong to.
You know you're wrong to.
You know.

You know you're wrong to.
You know you're wrong to.
You know you're wrong to.
You know you're wrong to.
You know.
Wrong to.
You know.
You know.
Track Name: Start Again - Start Again
Start Again
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

Welcome to the errors of your ways,
Your last chance to fix was yesterday.
Your compulsion to twist has spun you along,
Diluted your sense of right or wrong.
Diluted your sense of right or wrong.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
Walk away from yourself,
And start again.

You wonder when you last took time to say:
“Where am I heading for today?”.
When did you last sit back and ask:
“What’s left that’s precious from my past?”.
“What’s left that’s precious from my past?”.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your idols on the shelf,
And start again.
Walk away from your restless -
Opinions of yourself,
And start again.

You only ever twisted for the pleasure of it,
To stick was just the easy way.
Now your morals and your idols got the better of it,
You only ever see the same.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
And start again.
Walk away from your restless -
Opinions of yourself,
And start again.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
Walk away from yourself,
And start again.

Walk away,
Walk away,
And start again,

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
And start again.

Walk away,
Walk away,
And start again.
Track Name: Killing Time - Still Alive
Still Alive
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

Hiding behind myself staring into space,
Looking for another answer to my fate. But,
Is it really worth opening my eyes?
If I miss more has it really been a waste?
I know what I'm looking for,
Another close call with a crash and burn.
Another chance to walk out the door,
Knowing not if I'll return.

People tell me I'm the one who wanted more when I've got it all,
But I've been there, seen it, bought the T shirt, watched it, lived it loved it!

It's left me hanging on to nothing by a fine thread,
Looking for another, something's slipped in my head.
Out of four steps to daisy pushing I've had five,
Should have died long ago, why am I still alive?

But I'm easy, no-one ever saw,
One ounce of my hurt,
Bottling up is such a fine thing!
Matter of fact, I just carry on.
As if I'm happy with nothing to lose.
If I opened up to all these people,
I'd probably just break down in tears,
To think they'd see my deepest feelings,
Congested over all these years.

People tell me I'm the one who wanted more when I've got it all,
But I've been there, seen it, bought the T shirt, watched it, lived it loved it!

It's left me hanging on to nothing by a fine thread,
Looking for another, something's slipped in my head.
Out of four steps to daisy pushing I've had five,
After all my near misses, I'm still alive!

Ooh this life has watched me,
Try to walk away from it,
Completely.

<solo>

I wisely look to the future, even after such a past,
Experience my only teacher, hindsight: I'm learning fast.
I'll know a few more tricks tomorrow,
From mistakes I make today.
I love my pride but sorrow,
Always has a word to say.

People tell me I'm the one who wanted more when I've got it all,
But I've been there, seen it, bought the T shirt, watched it, lived it loved it!

It's left me hanging on to nothing by a fine thread,
Wonder if I'm still ahead.
Am I hanging on to something that's not mine?
Do I slow down now while I'm still alive?

<solo>
Track Name: Killing Time - Beautiful Love Song
Beautiful Love Song
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Holding ground, heavy head, I’m sifting through the memories,
Last night seems long ago, vague inconsistencies.
I held you, I wanted you, I played the way you played.
I kept my feelings from you, I didn’t communicate.

It’s just that every love song,
That I’ve ever written doesn’t mean anything anymore,
As I sit here beside you,
And dream on.

I’m trying to write a beautiful love song, for a beautiful lady.
I thought I could move on, but your love said please stay.
I look into your eyes and see your bright world unchaining.
It’s a beautiful love song,
You’re a beautiful lady.

I think of all the other girls, that came and went before you girl.
Still I keep my distance, when inside I know that’s that last thing I want to do
Oh, why do I never learn?
I think about tomorrow, what will it bring?
I’ve spent too many sleepless nights, wondering where I stand,
Oh, why do I try?

It’s just that every love song,
That I’ve ever written doesn’t mean anything anymore,
As I lie here beside you,
And dream on.

I’m trying to write a beautiful love song, for a beautiful lady.
I thought I could move on, but your love said please stay.
I look into your eyes and see your tired world unchaining
It’s a beautiful love song,
You’re a beautiful lady.
It's a beautiful love song, for a beautiful lady.
I thought I could move on, but your love said stay.
I look into your eyes time and time again,
It’s a beautiful love song,
You’re a beautiful lady.

I know what I want to say to you girl but somebody built a brick wall between us.
Tell me how can you say you don’t love someone when you hold him tight and give him everything?
It’s so hard for me to keep my head straight, in this twisted world that I can’t define,
As I hide these tears behind a poker face, I wonder girl will I see you tomorrow?

Ahhh ahhh,
Tomorrow.
Ahhh ahhh,
It’s just another day!

<solo>

Another night bites the dust, I feel further from the truth
As I walk around this place, cloaked in innocence, why do I worry?
I was born a single man, I guess a single man I’ll stay forever now
I’ll be moving along, my love’s seen better days,
But don’t get me wrong baby, I feel fine.

It’s just that every love song,
That I’ve ever written doesn’t mean anything anymore
As I lie here alone,
I dream about you baby.

This is trying to be a beautiful love song, for a beautiful lady.
I looked into your eyes, how I wish I could again.
But I guess I’ll be moving on since nothing ever changes.
It’s a beautiful love song,
For a beautiful lady.
Track Name: Killing Time - Blackout
Blackout
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

Slip between these silken sheets, baby.
Questions shouldn't be answered with maybe.
Did you think it could ever be this painful?
Your life's been hit by a bullet with it's name on.
Close your eyes and think of making tables,
Having a laugh and chatting with your neighbours.
But don’t let go to thinking that you're through here,
Not much longer now till you can leave here.

Not much longer now till you can go.

But don't you let them take you screaming.
It might be scary but you ain't dreaming.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.

Floating effortlessly across the landing,
Softly and politely blow out the candle.
Take in carefully the things you see,
Think of what is you, what is "me".
Rough and tumble looking at the darkness,
Mighty, Humble. Thinking about roses.
After you were looking for the rainbow,
A blackened void unfurled below.

But its not much longer now till you can go.

Don't you let them take you screaming.
It might be scary but you ain’t dreaming.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.

Blackout.
Track Name: Killing Time - Angel
Angel
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Once upon a dream I held you, broken candles all melted away.
And then I saw you, you were looking like a beautiful day.
Still I look into those eyes, I feel close.
The score has made me wise, I could be yours.

Oh angel.

I've broken many hearts with my easy come, easy go ways.
They don't understand me some days.

I look out across the world,
I see a merry-go-round.
And I listen to all the people,
I hear a circus sound.

Angel, angel.
Oh angel, angel.

If I could tell you, what you mean to me.
Would it matter to you? Would you think more or less of me?
I know what you're thinking, I've been there myself before.
You wonder what you're taking,
But right and wrong and what's left just seem to war, oh Angel.

I've broken many hearts with my easy come, easy go ways
They don't understand me, I don't understand me some days.

I look out across the world,
I see a merry-go-round.
But it's still the same old picture,
When people make the same old sounds.

They can't tell me what I'm missing baby.
- They can't tell me!
They cant tell me where I went wrong.
- 'Coz they can't see.
'Coz life's a few nods short of admission baby,
- Life.
I guess that's why I wrote you this song.

Oh angel, angel.
Mmm mmm mmm angel, angel.
Oh angel, angel.
Angel.
Track Name: Killing Time - Something to Remember
Something to Remember
(words and music by Allan Dawson

Mama it seems such a long time now since you woke me up every morning.
Getting up to find my clothes put out was something I took for granted.
You'd always put me right when I'd done wrong, you brought me up to make me wise.
And still some times I'd fool around and bring tears to your eyes.
But I was only loving you,

Mama don't wait up for me tonight, I'm a long way down the line.
Mama don't forget that I'll be alright and I think of you all the time.

Daddy outta me a real man you made, I know where to tread when life gets nasty.
Like father, like son I know the tricks of the trade and I don't let opportunities pass me.
Carefully I'd watch you as you'd cut up to size, the wood to make a desk for you to work at night. And sure as hell you taught me how to improvise, I could pull apart my car with my pen knife.
And put it back together too!

Daddy don't worry 'bout me & my cheque book, I'll pay it all back in time.
And don't you worry 'bout the way I look because inside you know I'm feeling fine.

I'll live on my own life. And though I miss being young and I miss being home.
It's something to remember.
I'll shake the hands of time. And make the most of my life but my childhood days,
Are something I'll remember always.

Sister how was school today? Oh I know I remember the feeling!
Mum & Dad must've thought they'd be in for quieter days, but now I'm gone it's your stereo screaming!
Work hard play hard that's where I went wrong, I laugh so hard I'm always outta cash.
Sorry I can't tell you when I'll be coming home, speak to you later I gotta dash. |
Yeah I'll be missing you too.

Hey little Sister I envy you, I never had no-one to listen to me whine.
But someday I'll be making my fortune, you'll be seeing me all the time.

I'll live on my own life. And though I miss being young and I miss being home,
It's something to remember.
I'll shake the hands of time. And make the most of my life but my childhood days,
Are something I'll remember always.

Family life never brought me down but I still wasn't satisfied,
All you ever gave me was happiness but I had dreams in my eyes.
Living in the same old one-street town all my life was enough,
To make me want to move on and be a man of the world.

I'll live on my own life. And though I miss being young and I miss being home.
It's something to remember.
I'll shake the hands of time. And make the most of my life but my childhood days,
Are something I'll remember always.

Laundry work, gaffer tape & loving you, real life ain't so at ease.
Phone calls, washing up & missing you, being a kid was a breeze.
Track Name: Killing Time - Tears in the Rain
Tears in the Rain
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

Tears in the rain, it's so hard to see,
With tears in the rain and whispered dreams.
Tears in the rain, nobody sees,
Tears in the rain, spilling tears in the rain.

Long distance communique, Too far to feel the pain.
You can't hear a word I say, As I whisper your name.
You were like the moon in my night sky, Brighter than the stars.
I didn't think as I walked away, I'd kill that paradise of ours. Baby

Tell me, what am I missing. I wish you could hear me and ease my
Tears in the rain.

Tears in the rain, it's so hard to see,
With tears in the rain and whispered dreams.
Tears in the rain, nobody sees,
Tears in the rain, spilling tears in the rain.

At the time I was a fool, Not to speak my mind.
But I was playing cool and living for Tomorrow all the while.
But tomorrow came and went a thousand Times without you.
And left me dreaming up answers, To questions I'd never hear asked.

Tell me, what am I missing. I wish you could hear me and ease my
Tears in the rain.

Tears in the rain, it's so hard to see,
With tears in the rain and whispered dreams.
Tears in the rain, nobody sees,
Tears in the rain, spilling tears in the rain.

I left so much unsaid, I thought I could play with time.
But I can't get you out of my head, And It's always on my mind,
I can't express myself in words that I can't say to your face
But It's not the emptiness that hurts more the Great opportunity that went to waste.

Tears in the rain, it's so hard to see,
With tears in the rain and whispered dreams.
Tears in the rain, nobody sees,
Tears in the rain, spilling tears in the rain.

<solo>

Tears in the rain, it's so hard to see,
With tears in the rain and whispered dreams.
Tears in the rain, nobody sees,
Tears in the rain, spilling tears in the rain.

Tears in the rain, it's so hard to see,
With tears in the rain and whispered dreams.
Tears in the rain, nobody sees,
Tears in the rain, spilling tears in the rain.
Track Name: Killing Time - Feel
Feel
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

Do you want to feel me?
Do you want to see me?
Do you want to heal me?
Do you want to feel me, yeah ye-i yeah!

She's been a slippin' thro' my fingers from the very start,
Like an elusive jet setter in a fast car.
An I've been tryin' ta hold on tight with frictionless gloves,
Yet she moves too fast for me to feel any love.
But oh what she does to me.

Man, she's a woman I could have lived for, Man, she's a woman I could easily die for.
And there I stood with so much to give. Oh please tell me why is nothing ever easy?

Do you want to feel me holding you tight, baby
Do you want to feel me falling apart, or
Do you want to see me melt before your eyes, baby
Do you want to heal me or break my heart, yeah-a-ye-oh!

Times they are a changing babe I think I've had enough,
Too many teeth seem to grind in this clutch-burn world.
It's not easy taking blame for another ones wrongs,
But I've been helping others out for oh so long
Hey what about me?

I eat, drink, sleep, and work some of the time, Whatever I'm doin y'always look real fine.
And there I stood with so much to give, Oh, please tell me why is nothing ever easy?

Do you want to feel me holding you tight, baby
Do you want to feel me falling apart, oh
Do you want to see me melt before your eyes, baby
Do you want to heal me or break my heart
Do you want to love me and hold me tight, baby
Do you want to feel me falling apart, oh
Do you want to steal me in the dead of night, or
Do you want to heal me or break my heart again

<solo>

I dont know, I don't care, Someone called me in my dreams and said:
"Do you need someone, To talk to", All I know I know I know is that I need you baby!

Do you want to feel me, ohhh
Do you want to see me, ye yeah
Do you want to heal me, oh baby
Do you want to feel me or break my heart, oh
Do you want to love me, yeah
Do you want to steal me, oh baby
Do you want to heal me, ah-oh
Do you want to feel me, ye-a-ye-a-ye-i-ye-a-yeahhh.
Track Name: Killing Time - Killing Me
Killing Me
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

Looking out with open eyes, At what looks fine to me.
Missing only what sits between the lines, Laughing its laughter at me.
A change of heart yields a change of mind, A change of mind needs a change of plan.
I guess I know you know what you'll find, Wisely you'll make of it what you can.

But you don't seem to realise what you're doing to me?
All I ever ask is that: you stop killing me

Killing me killing me, k -k -killing me killing me, killing me
Killing me killing me, k -k -killing me killing me, killing me

Once it looked like I was winning here, But now it just seems to slip away.
Glissading prides I walked without a fear, But now at times I hide from the light of day.
Before I make a fool of myself, I'll sure try to make a fool of you.
But don't you try to reach for anything else, Coz I'll stay one step ahead of you till you lose.

But you don't seem to realise what you're doing to me?
All I ever ask is that: you stop killing me

Killing me killing me, k -k -killing me killing me, killing me
Killing me killing me, k -k -killing me killing me, killing me

Little Miss "Chief Mischief maker" I've watched you try to pull me down too many times
I know you're trying to get your claws deep into me girl I'm not going to let you baby!

<solo>

A healthy fire burns in-side of hell, It's warm and welcoming you!
I'll see you there if I don;t live too well, But I'll be a long time following you.
When all is said it's just a tale, When all is done it's a mess.
They say hatred is just love gone stale, It can only happen to the best.

Killing me killing me, k -k -killing me killing me, killing me
Killing me killing me, k -k -killing me killing me, killing me
Track Name: Killing Time - The Last Open Door
The Last Open Door
(Words and music by Allan Dawson)

I avoid any trouble,
I can't see what it's about.
I get talked into corners
And I climb my way back out.
But if you push me too far,
You'll learn something of me:
One day you'll see
How unforgiving I can be.

I've seen this all before,
The last open door
It is showing me
How I should be
And I will never be the same till I see the light
shining on me bright.

No, there's no more chances left
No oh oh oh,
There's no more chances left.
For me, For me now
For Me
With the last open door.
(Last open door)
The last open door.
(Last open door)

If it's not inconvenient
I'd rather be left alone
If just to give time
For me to calm down
Maybe I'd be smoother
If I hadn't already seen
Myself winning wars
In the places I have been.

I've seen this all before
The last open door
It is showing me
How I should be
Oh Today
aah-oh

<Solo>

I've seen this all before,
The last open door
It is showing me
How I should be
And I will never be the same till I see the light
shining on me bright.

No, there's no more chances left
No oh oh oh,
There's no more chances left.
For me, For me now
For Me
With the last open door.
(Last open door)
The last open door.
(Last open door)
Track Name: Angels - The Vodka Advert (Live)
The Vodka Advert
(words: James Collett; music: Allan Dawson)

Absolut, Sour Marie,
You can't mistake the smell of life without sleep.
Waiting in the clouds of urea and smoke,
Varnish and grease.
Comfort has soured into suffocation, baby.
It's bullshit Marie,
'Love', 'mate', 'son'.

Wall to wall, drunk in the maze,
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth.
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to,
Lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on 'coz it's on,
It's on me, Marie,
You'll never walk in a straight line again

The last five leaves,
Sucked up by the fire.
The last streak of symmetry is the split through a liar,
A reaction to drought.
Absolute balance, my dear,
And neither gets out.
It's bullshit Marie,
Oh 'love', 'mate', 'son'.

Wall to wall, drunk in the maze,
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth.
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to,
Lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on, 'coz it's on,
It's on me, Marie,
Marie.

Grateful for my lungs, Marie,
But I already thanked myself,
Never again, thank you!
Bullshit, Marie, is what you make of it,
And life is what's left when the shitters are through
And they'll peel you from the walls and
Replace you with the next life

Drunk in the maze,
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth.
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to,
Lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on 'coz it's on,
It's on me, Marie,
Marie
Wall to wall, drunk in the maze,
Until the static spills from the roof of her mouth.
She's got nothing but praise and she really means it to, means it to,
Lower the bar for herself, don't bring it on 'coz it's on,
It's on me, Marie,
You'll never walk in a straight line again
You'll never walk in a straight line again
Track Name: Angels - Bubble (Live)
Bubble
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

The error’s in the coffee,
As a frown defines your face again.
Then you look at me, honey,
The sun just rose again.
Across your sweet September eyes,
Reflect; Shadows of thine enemies.
Portrayed in myths and lies,
Listen what they tell me:

To them it is just a game,
In which I play the dancing fool.
But you know it’s the only way,
Lest I’d be untrue.

You’re lost in your bubble.
You thought you could save me,
But sharing your bubble,
Has only made you hate me.
Your bubble, is trouble.
Your bubble, is trouble.

A book recalls you’re read,
I’d give a penny for ‘em.
In fact, I could have said,
I’d give up everything,
For you, for that look in your eyes.
Protected from thine enemies.
But you lost me in your lies,
Oh, listen what they tell me:

To them it is just a game,
In which I play the dancing fool.
But you know it’s the only way,
Lest I’d be untrue.

You’re lost in your bubble.
You thought you could save me,
But sharing your bubble,
Has only made you hate me.
Your bubble, is trouble.
Your bubble, is trouble.

To them it is just a game,
In which I play the dancing fool.
But you know it’s the only way,
Lest I’d be untrue.

You’re lost in your bubble. it's trouble
Your bubble, it's trouble.
You’re lost in your bubble.
You thought you could save me,
But sharing your bubble,
Has only made you hate me.
Your bubble, is trouble.
Your bubble, is trouble.
Track Name: Angels - Desperate (Live)
Desperate
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Life surrounds us with walls,
My reflection is my enemy.
Ready to break me when I fall,
How can I put this subtly?

As desperately me,
I'm being desperate with you.
As desperately we,
Prepare only to lose.
Why must we live so desperately.

Whiskey drowns our souls,
And often makes a mess of me.
Numbs my sorrows to the cold,
Kiss me quick so breathlessly.

As desperately me,
I'm being desperate with you.
As desperately we,
Prepare only to lose.
Why must we live so desperately?
Why can't we, live a little easily?
As desperately me,
I'm being desperate with you.
As desperately we,
Prepare only to lose.
Why must we live so desperately?
Why can't we, live so easily?

Life surrounds us with walls,
My reflection is my enemy.
Ready to break me when I fall,
Can I put this subtly?

As desperately me,
I'm being desperate with you.
As desperately we,
Prepare only to lose.
Why cant we, live a little easy, baby?
Why must we live so desperately?
Track Name: Angels - Angel (Live)
Angel
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Once upon a dream I held you, broken candles all melted away.
And then I saw you, you were looking like a beautiful day.
Still I look into those eyes, I feel close.
The score has made me wise, I could be yours.

Oh angel.

I've broken many hearts with my easy come, easy go ways.
They don't understand me these days.

I look out across the world,
I see a merry-go-round.
Listen to all the people,
I hear a circus sound.

Oh angel, angel.
Oh angel, angel.

If I could tell you, what you mean to me.
Would it matter to you? Would you think more or less of me?
I know what you're thinking, I've been there myself before.
You wonder what you're taking,
But right and wrong and what's left just seem to war, oh Angel.

I've broken many hearts with my easy come, easy go ways
They don't understand me, I don't understand me these days.

I look out across the world,
It's just a merry-go-round.
Still the same old picture,
And the same old sounds.

They can't tell me what I'm missing baby.
- They can't tell me!
They cant tell me where I went wrong.
- 'Coz they can't see.
That life, it's a few nods short of admission baby,
- Life.
I guess that's why I wrote you this song.

Oh angel, angel.
Ooh angel, angel.
Oh angel, angel.
Track Name: Angels - Everyday (Live)
Everyday
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

You love me so much you're smothering me,
I see you alter-ego-ing me.
I love you so much I'm smothering you,
I see my love at war with you.

Deep down we're both to blame

But, every day I fall for you.
Every day I'm falling for you.

You give me oxygen, I give you food,
but we still miss a breath or two.
You give me love, I give you mood,
Awaken the call of you.

Deep down we love the same.

Every day I fall for you.
Every day I'm falling for you.

Wake me up and put my armour on,
Take me up and fly my lonely, lonely song.

Ahhh ahhh ahhhhhhh.
Ahhh ahhh ah-ah-ahh
Oooh aaah ahhhhhhh
Oooh oahh wooahohoohoh

Every day I fall for you.
Every day I'm falling for you.
Every day I fall for you.
Every day I'm falling for you.
Every day I fall for you.
Every day I love you.
Track Name: Angels - Knowing I am Knowing You (Live)
Knowing I Am Knowing You
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

She looked so splendid as she rolled her head one side and tells me,
"Thanks for the good time and the bottle of wine"
I told her nothing to it, the least that I could do,
Knowing I am knowing you.

She held a picture in her mind for a second or two,
Which she didn't share, she didn't share.
I made to leave her but she fixed with that look again,
But she didn't stare, no she didn't stare.

I... I think she's the one
I... I think she's the one
Knowing I am, knowing her.

She looked resplendent as I sat beside her in her woolen top,
She said everything is just fine.
I said nothing even though a dozen thoughts prevailed,
That I am knowing you.

I should have kissed here but my mind went off to reconcile,
The fact that I was there, I was there.
So, I left her wanting as she looked away from me,
Like she didn't care, she didn't care.

I... I think she's the one
I... I think she's the one
I am, knowing her.
And I am knowing her.
Track Name: Angels - Good Times (Live)
Good Times
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

You want to be alone,
I want to be alone with you.
You want to be at one,
I want to be at one with you.

I want to see where I fit in.

You want to go home,
I want to go home with you.
You want to lay your head down,
I want to lay down with you.

I want to see where I fit in.
I want to see where I fit in.

It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.

It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.

You want to let me down, gently,
I want you to let me down too.
You want to have your way,
I want to have my way with you!

I want to see where I fit in.
I want to see where I fit in.

It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.
It’s all these good times we have.
Track Name: Angels - Hope You Learn (Live)
Hope You Learn
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

It's so hard to explain to you,
Things which really should be obvious.
The earth is round, you see, and you are bad.
It's just the way it is, now. Life is like that.

I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.
I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.

You can't stab me and call it a paper cut.
You can't peel my skin, and stuff it with your sorrow.
It's just the way it is, now. Life is like that.
It's just the way it is and I can't take you back

I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.
I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.

Friends you say, something deep in common.
Seems that's not the way, now you've gone rotten.
I'm not being spiteful, you chose your weapon,
It's just the way you are and I can't take you back.

Oh yeah-ah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah-ah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah-ah

I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.
I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.

I hope you learn, I hope you turn, I hope you run, but I never.
I hope you learn, I hope you cum, I hope you burn, but I never.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah-ah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah-ah

I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.
I hope you've learnt something that will make you a better woman.
Track Name: Angels - Flow Girl (Live)
Flow Girl
(words and music: Simon Holland-Roberts)

Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah
Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah

Come, like a naked flame,
Brightly burn into my arms.
Softly squeeze into my soul and
Watch the world turn.

Kindly judge my every glide,
Surf upon my highest tide.
Lets slumber, side by side and
Watch the world turn.

Flow girl, like a river around me.
Cane me like blow.
Flow girl, like the life inside of me.
Do not let me go.

Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah
Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah

Come, like a fairy tale,
Let me lift those rocks of your shoulders.
Wash me, in all your dreams and
Watch the world turn.

Climb into my tired mind,
There may be some love left behind.
Come see what you can find and
Watch the world turn.

Flow girl, like a river around me.
Cane me like blow.
Flow girl, like the life inside of me.
Do not let me go.

Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah
Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah

Flow girl, like a river around me.
Cane me like blow.
Flow girl, like the life inside of me.
Do not let me go.

Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah
Ahhh-Ahhhh-Ahh-Ah

Flow girl, like a river around me.
Cane me like blow.
Flow girl, like the life inside of me.
Do not let me go.

Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah
Aaaaaaaaaah-Ah
Track Name: Angels - This is Your Love Song (Live)
This Is Your Love Song
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

I feel you close honey,
Its only half a planet.
You know your tears are held back by mine.
I feel your soul honey,
Warm, familiar like I always have done.
You and me pull close as our love intwines.

So this is your love song,
A celebration of what you mean to me.
Who would have known it, I was right,
It was you I grew up with in my dreams.
Telling me all along,
"I'm out here baby please come and find me".
Well here I am honey and
This is your love song.

If there were words honey,
I'd write them all down from here to your door.
To show the world that you mean everything to me.
But words are flawed honey,
They can't say how you make me feel,
So take my hand honey,
You're touch is your feel.

So this is your love song,
A celebration of what you mean to me.
Who would have known it, I was right,
It was you I grew up with in my dreams.
Telling me all along,
"I'm out here baby please come and find me".
Well here I am honey and
This is your love song.

So this is your love song,
A celebration of what you mean to me.
Who would have known it, I was right,
It was you I grew up with in my dreams.
Telling me all along,
"I'm out here baby please come and find me".
Well here I am honey and
This is your love song.

This is your love song.
Track Name: Angels - Sweetie (Live)
Sweetie
(words and music: Simon Holland-Roberts and Allan Dawson)

I can see for miles and miles,
As you hide behind these miles of smiles.
Sweetie.

I can smell the smell of your lies,
As you stare at me with concrete eyes.
You look worried, I look worried,
There is something funny going down.

This is the end,
My special friend.
This is the end,
My special friend.
My friend.

You said you'd believe in me,
No matter what became of me,
My sweetie.

I just want to be myself,
For you that's never good enough.
Because I'm just not your kind of guy.

This is the end,
My special friend.
This is the end,
My special friend.
My friend.

I spent years trying to be kind to you, but what you do?
You leave me.
Standing outside college in the car park feeling blue.

This is the end,
My special friend.
This is the end,
My special friend.
Track Name: Angels - Beautiful Love Song (Live)
Beautiful Love Song
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Holding ground, heavy head, I’m sifting through these memories,
Last night seems long ago, vague inconsistencies.
I held you, I wanted you, I played the way you played.
I kept my feelings from you, I didn’t communicate.

It’s just that every love song,
That I’ve ever written doesn’t mean anything anymore,
As I sit here beside you,
And I dream on.

I’m trying to write a beautiful love song, for a beautiful lady.
I thought I could move on, but your love said please stay.
I look into your eyes and see a bright world unchaining.
It’s a beautiful love song,
You’re a beautiful lady.

I think of all the other girls, that came and went before you girl.
Still I keep my distance, when inside I know that’s that last thing I want to do
Oh, why do I never learn?
I think about tomorrow, what will it bring?
I’ve spent too many sleepless nights, wondering where I stand,
Oh, why do I try?

It’s just that every love song,
That I’ve ever written doesn’t mean anything anymore,
As I lie here beside you,
And I dream on.

I’m trying to write a beautiful love song, for a beautiful lady.
I thought I could move on, but your love said stay.
I look into your eyes time and time again
It’s a beautiful love song,
You’re a beautiful lady.

I know what I want to say to you girl but somebody's built a brick wall between us.
Tell me how can you say you don’t love someone when you hold him tight and give him everything?
It’s so hard for me to keep my head straight, in this twisted world that I can’t define,
As I hide my tears behind a poker face, I wonder girl will I see you tomorrow?

Ahhh ahhh,
Tomorrow.
Ahhh ahhh,
It’s just another day!

Another night bites the dust, I feel further from the truth
As I walk around this place, cloaked in innocence, why do I worry?
I was born a single man, I guess a single man I’ll stay forever now
I’ll be moving along, my love’s seen better days,
But don’t get me wrong baby, I feel fine.

It’s just that every love song,
That I’ve ever written doesn’t mean anything anymore
As I lie here alone,
I dream about you baby.

This is trying to be a beautiful love song, for a beautiful lady.
I looked into your eyes, how I wish I could again.
But I guess I’ll be moving on since nothing ever changes.
It’s a beautiful love song,
You're a beautiful lady.
Track Name: Alligators - Turbononsense (Live)
Turbononsense
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

1, 2, 3, 4.

I thought I'd left it all,
On a raft made of memories.
My mind is infected by you,
With the same old disease.

Remember how I know you?
Scratched to the bone with your goldfish bowl, and your.
Your turbononsense.
Scratched to the bone with your goldfish bowl, and your.
Your turbononsense.

A message in your space, confident.
You conceal your wounds,
Paint me a picture,
I am the paint,
Your art reveals you.

Remember how I know you?
You're melting your soul in your goldfish bowl, with your.
Your turbononsense.
You're melting your soul with your goldfish bowl and your,
Your turbononsense.

I thought I'd left it all,
On a raft made of memories.
My mind is infected by you,
With the same old disease.

Your turbononsense.
Remember how I know you?
Your turbononsense.
Remember how I know you?
Your turbononsense.
Your turbononsense.
Track Name: Alligators - Still Alive (Live)
Still Alive
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

Hiding behind myself staring into space,
Looking for another answer to my fate. But,
Is it really worth opening my eyes?
If I miss more has it really been a waste?
I know what I'm looking for,
Another close call with a crash and burn.
Another chance to walk out the door,
Knowing not if I'll return.

Hanging on to nothing by a fine thread,
Wonder if I'm still ahead.
Am I hanging on to something that's not mine?
Your arrows keep missing me,
I'm still alive!

But I'm easy, no-one ever saw,
One ounce of my hurt,
Bottling up is such a fine thing!
Matter of fact, I just carry on.
As if I'm happy with nothing to lose.
If I opened up to all these people,
I'd probably just break down in tears,
To think they'd see my deepest feelings,
Congested over all these years.

Hanging on to nothing by a fine thread,
Wonder if I'm still ahead.
Am I hanging on to something that's not mine?
Your arrows keep missing me,
I'm still alive!

Ooh this life has watched me,
Try to walk away from it,
Completely.
But it never gives the answers to,
The questions I burn to ask it. No.

<solo>

I wisely look to the future, even after such a past,
Experience my only teacher, hindsight: I'm learning fast.
I'll know a few more tricks tomorrow,
From mistakes I make today.
I love my pride but sorrow,
Always has the last word to say.

Hanging on to nothing by a fine thread,
Wonder if I'm still ahead.
Am I hanging on to something that's not mine?
Your arrows keep missing me,
I'm still alive!

<solo>
Track Name: Alligators - Blackout (Live)
Blackout
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

Slip between these silken sheets, baby.
Questions shouldn't be answered with maybe.
Did you think it could ever be this painful?
Your life's been hit by a bullet with it's name on.
Close your eyes and think of making tables,
Having a laugh and chatting with your neighbours.
But don’t let go to thinking that you're through here,
Not much longer now till you can leave here.

Not much longer now till you can go.

Don't you let them take you screaming.
It might be scary but you ain't dreaming.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.

Floating effortlessly across the landing,
Softly and politely blow out the candle.
Take in carefully the things you see,
Think of what is you, what is "me".
Rough and tumble looking at the darkness,
Mighty, Humble. Thinking about roses.
After you were looking for the rainbow,
A blackened void unfurled below.

But its not much longer now till you can go.

Don't you let them take you screaming.
It might be scary but you ain’t dreaming.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.
Don't let them watch you show your pain.

Blackout.
Track Name: Alligators - Last Bitter Tear (Live)
Last Bitter Tear
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

She's laying down her morning lies,
She can't get away enough.
She wants answers to argue why,
Gives you the back hand of her love.

She's gonna break you!

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She's running from her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She's wiping off her morning cries,
Trying to find the fragments in the dust,
Of the memory of her happpy life.
Gives you the back band of her love.

She's gonna break you!

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She'd have you drown in her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She wants somewhere else to be,
She cant ask you to set her free.

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She's running from her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She'd have you drown in her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.
Track Name: Alligators - Give Me a Reason (Live)
Give Me A Reason
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

I see you, you're looking away.
You don't wanna see me you don't wanna say "Hey!"
I'm looking through you, you're not really there.
There's something going on in your head somewhere
What does it take to turn your head?
Tell me what it takes to win you.

You won't give it to me,
You won't take it from me,
You won't even try.

Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me, you're pushing me away.

Fierce fisted ignorance is ten to the dozen,
Answers on a postcard, please, I don't want to know.
I'm hot with your arrogance, like I'm sat in an oven,
"All I want to do..." is everywhere I go.
What does it take to turn your head?
Tell me what it takes to win you.

You won't give it to me,
You won't take it from me,
You won't even try.

Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me, you're pushing me away.

You've lost your hunger,
And I've lost my taste.
You've lost your memories,
Of that time and place.

Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me away,
Give me a reason why you're pushing me, you're pushing me away.
Track Name: Alligators - Waiting for the Day (Live)
Waiting For The Day
(words and music by: Allan Dawson)

I woke up screaming with blood on my feet,
The whole thing felt so real.
I had the world out to get me in a twisted dream,
A real go nowhere ordeal.
Your blue strings caressed me as I made my last stand,
While your lights picked me out of the night.
And everyone forgot me as I flocked the land,
You said you’d always make sure I’m alright.

I think its all illusions baby!
I think its all illusions baby!
I think its all illusions baby!
I think its all illusions!

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.

I woke up steaming with hot regrets,
I’ve been sleeping with the enemy.
A corporate monster with flash epaulettes,
Sapping all my energy.
I spend all day working for enough to live,
Wasting all my time away.
But now I got no reason to forget or forgive,
I’m getting out to make my future today.

I don’t need illusions baby!
I don’t need illusions baby!
I don’t need illusions baby!
I don’t need illusions!

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.

<solo>

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.

I’m waiting for the day when I can choose my desires,
I’m waiting for the day when I’m whole again.
I’m waiting for the day where we can stand up defiant,
I’m waiting for the day.
Track Name: Alligators - Hot Devil Rush Blood (Live)
Hot Devil Rush Blood
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

Hot devil rush blood in all extremities,
Beaming, Giggling, try one of these.
Another glass n' quell the passion, cool night's breeze,
The night is young n' were in fashion, slip out of these.

Oh yeah!

Move a little closer baby,
Slip inside my song.
Move a little closer baby,
Let me be your...

Sweet smiles excited while we share each other's mellow highs,
Clothing piles inspiral eyes, the warmth of your inner thighs.
Taste our way in every way, feel the tempo rise,
This way up, that way up, or tandem skydive.

Move a little closer baby,
Slip inside my song.
Move a little closer baby,
Let me be your...

Use your imagination baby, just for today,
Let me run my hands all over your body,
Let my fingers play.
Like this!

Bathing in the rain of your pearlescent flow,
Electric your rhythm, your magical glow.
Ecstatic exclamations while we ebb and we flow,
Exhale a mutual sigh, breathe a decrescendo.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!

Move a little closer baby,
Slip inside my song.
Move a little closer baby,
Let me be your toy.
Track Name: Alligators - No-One to Love (Live)
No-One to Love
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

Staring at sand,
Waiting for you.
You said you had plans,
Other things to do.
You left me to wait in,
Your favourite fool.
While you offed to take,
Whatever was cool.

It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love,
Stupid see, Stupid do.
It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love,
You helped yourself make a mess of you.

Spare you a hand,
To elevate you.
Still you lower the bar,
Like so many do.
You left me to fade,
In the shadow of you.
But I’m not in your cage,
I’m not like you.

It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love,
Stupid see, Stupid do.
It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love,
You helped yourself make a mess of you.

It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love,
Stupid see, Stupid do.
It’s not my fault you’ve no-one to love,
You helped yourself make a mess of you.
Track Name: Alligators - Anosognosia (Live)
Anosognosia
(words: James Collett; music: Allan Dawson)

Your doctor forbids you my
Voice in your head
But I’ll get back what you
Think I’ve left.
Those nine dead fingers you’ve got
Stuck in your chest
Honey, I’ll hang up when you
Wring my neck

I’m not blaming you man but you
Know what I said about
Blood red signals that mean
Go ahead
And how those slits will suck your
Phantom head apart
And you know I could have beaten those words from
Any heart

I am I, am. I am I, am.

You’re hoping all the words I painted
On your chest
Will jump out of your arms and
Back down my neck
To rip out the spine that I
I don’t have
Pull the pin from your body and
Bring it back

Know what I said about
Blood red signals that mean
Go ahead
And how those slits will suck your
Phantom head apart
And you know I could have beaten those words from
Any heart

I am I, am. I am I, am.

Echo and the other two
Wash yourselves in pain
Thrashing slaves in the soft machine
Three flowers in a ring

I am I, am. I am I, am.

Know what I said about
Blood red signals that mean
Go ahead
And how those slits will suck your
Phantom head apart
And you know I could have beaten those words from
Any heart

I am I, am. I am I, am.
Track Name: Alligators - Back on the Rack (Live)
Back On The Rack
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Don't take me up to shoot me down,
My imagination's running round.
Engine failure near the ground,
Can't find the sound to groove you.

Restricted visibility,
Clouds are forming around me.
Descending now my final leap,
Something crazy moves you.

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack,
And I can’t see the reason.
Come back, my life and all that's left are on the rack,
And I can't feel your breathing.

Warm your breath against my cheek,
A memory broke for eternity.
Condemned to hell your love to seek,
Can't find the tones to woo you.

You took my heart in a pickle jar,
Like a zombie I hang my guitar.
Two hundred miles ‘tween sun and star,
Dawn breaks without you.

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack,
And I can't feel your breathing.
Come back, my life and all that's left are on the rack,
And I can't feel your breathing.

Cold my soul my tears flow,
I can’t console my yearning.
Bereft of your loving glow,
Without you I’m burning.

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack,
And I can't feel your breathing.
Come back, my life and all that's left are on the rack,
And I can’t see the reason.

My heart is broken front to back,
What’s left of my life goes in the sack.
Zip me up and wheel me back,
On Wednesday they will burn me.

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack
And I can't see the reason.
Come back, my life and all that's left are on the rack,
And I can't feel your breathing.

Your beauty gone no warmth to share,
Echoes of your spirit stare.
On winter shades ice everywhere,
The cold consumes my cool.

Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack,
And I can’t see the reason.
Come back, my life and all that's left are on the rack,
And I can't feel your breathing.
Come back, my heart and my soul are on the rack,
And I can’t see the reason.
Come back, my life and all that's left are on the rack,
And I can't feel your breathing.
Track Name: Alligators - Why Did You Never Believe Me? (Live)
Why Did You Never Believe Me?
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

You're looking through your halo,
Trying to find compassion in your nightmares.
You're looking through your window,
Trying to find a lesson in your losses.

Don't you think you ought to let yourself,
Open up to what you've left unsaid?

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?

You're trying to find guidance,
In a joke book you found scattered in the ashes.
You're living to a scripted plot that someone,
Wrote before your life existed.

Don't you think you ought to let yourself,
Open up to what you've left unsaid?

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?

You're looking down the column for an easy life,
You want to let your legs go, honey, but your hands are tied.
You're searching for the memories of a place you've never seen,
You're looking for the key to your release.

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?

Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me?
I only said we'd land on the moon.
Why did you never believe me,
When I said that I'd still love you when I'm famous?
Track Name: Alligators - Start Again (Live)
Start Again
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Welcome to the errors of your ways,
Your last chance to fix was yesterday.
Your compulsion to twist has spun you along,
Diluted your sense of right or wrong.
Diluted your sense of right or wrong.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
Walk away from yourself,
And start again.

You wonder when you last took time to say:
“Where am I heading for today?”.
When did you last sit back and ask:
“What’s left that’s precious from my past?”.
“What’s left that’s precious from my past?”.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your idols on the shelf,
And start again.
Walk away from your restless -
Opinions of yourself,
And start again.

You only ever twisted for the pleasure of it,
To stick was just the easy way.
Now your morals and your idols got the better of it,
You only ever see the same.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
And start again.
Walk away from your restless -
Opinions of yourself,
And start again.

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
Walk away from yourself,
And start again.

Walk away,
Walk away,
And start again,

Walk away from yourself,
Put your morals on the shelf,
And start again.

Walk away,
Walk away,
And start again.
Track Name: Turbononsense Single - Turbononsense (Single Mix)
Turbononsense
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

1, 2, 3, 4.

I thought I'd left it all,
On a raft made of memories.
My mind is infected by you,
With the same old disease.

Remember how I know you?
Scratched to the bone with your goldfish bowl, and your.
Your turbononsense.
Scratched to the bone with your goldfish bowl, and your.
Your turbononsense.

A message in your space, confident.
You conceal your wounds,
Paint me a picture,
I am the paint,
Your art reveals you.

Remember how I know you?
You're melting your soul in your goldfish bowl, with your.
Your turbononsense.
You're melting your soul with your goldfish bowl and your,
Your turbononsense.

I thought I'd left it all,
On a raft made of memories.
My mind is infected by you,
With the same old disease.

Your turbononsense.
Remember how I know you?
Your turbononsense.
Remember how I know you?
Your turbononsense.
Your turbononsense.
Track Name: Flying High Single - Flying High
Flying High
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Flying high, over the fields,
I walked last night, it’s so unreal.
The clouds around me called me to play.
I wonder how you might feel?

I love to fly, it’s so wonderful.
I love to fly, it’s so beautiful.
It’s unreal, to feel the air around me.
It’s unreal, to catch the sun this way.

I love to fly, over the fields,
A glint of light, shining on my wings.
I love to fly, under the moon.
I love to fly, over you.

It’s beautiful, when I see you,
Waving up at me, how would I know?
I love to fly, under the moon.
It’s so beautiful, it’s so beautiful.

Won’t you come with me and let me show you,
What its like to leave the world below you?

Flying high, over the fields,
I walked last night, it’s so unreal.
The clouds around me called me to play.
I wonder how you might feel?

I love to fly, it’s so wonderful
I love to fly, it’s so beautiful
It’s unreal, to feel the air around me.
It’s so beautiful, it’s so beautiful.

I love to fly over you.
Track Name: Flying High Single - Flying High (Acoustic Demo)
Flying High (Acoustic Demo)
(words and music: Allan Dawson)

Flying high, over the fields,
I walked last night, it’s so unreal.
The clouds around me called me to play.
I wonder how you might feel?

I love to fly, it’s so wonderful.
I love to fly, it’s so beautiful.
It’s unreal, to feel the air around me.
It’s unreal, to catch the sun this way.

I love to fly, over the fields,
A glint of light, shining on my wings.
I want to fly, under the moon.
I want to fly, over you.

It’s beautiful, when I see you,
Waving up at me, how would I know?
I love to fly, under the moon.
It’s so beautiful, it’s so beautiful.

Won’t you come with me and let me show you,
What its like to leave the world below you?

Flying high, over the fields,
I walked last night, it’s so unreal.
The clouds around me called me to play.
I wonder how you might feel?

I love to fly, it’s so wonderful
I love to fly, it’s so beautiful
It’s unreal, to feel the air around me.
It’s unreal, it’s so beautiful.

I love to fly over you.
Track Name: Flying High Single - Last Bitter Tear (Demo)
Last Bitter Tear
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

She's laying down her morning lies,
She can't get away enough.
She wants answers to argue why,
Gives you the back hand of her love.

She's gonna break you!

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She's running from her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She's wiping off her morning cries,
Trying to find the fragments in the dust,
Of the memory of her happpy life.
Gives you the back band of her love.

She's gonna break you!

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She'd have you drown in her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She wants somewhere else to be,
She cant ask you to set her free.

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She's running from her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.

She's laying down her last bitter tear,
Then she's making for the door.
She'd have you drown in her last bitter tear,
She can't love you any more.
Track Name: Snowclear (Demo)
Snowclear
(words and music by Allan Dawson)

When the snow clears I'll come and find you,
Even if its a dangerous drive.
When the ice melts I'm right beside you,
In your eyes I will confide.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.

Snowflakes define the morning,
A landscape lost in the dawn.
Chrystaline tempor'y shine,
Your reflection in the door.

You want to reach out to me,
But there's a whole load of snow in-between.

When the snow clears I'll come and find you,
Even if its a dangerous drive.
When the ice melts I'm right beside you,
In your eyes I will confide.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.

Sun breaks and eats the awning,
A welcome glimour of warm.
Like a candle finally melting,
The road is beginning to thaw.

You want to reach out to me,
But there's a whole load of snow in-between.

When the snow clears I'll come and find you,
Even if its a dangerous drive.
When the ice melts I'm right beside you,
In your eyes I will confide.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.

Bright white in all directions,
Debris all over the road.

When the snow clears I'll come and find you,
Even if its a dangerous drive.
When the ice melts I'm right beside you,
In your eyes I will confide.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.
When the snow clears I'm coming for you.