Along For The Ride

by Kevin Blight

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released September 22, 2007

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Kevin Blight Stafford, UK

Award winning songwriter Kevin Blight is often compared to Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby & Joe Jackson. Writing in a multitude of styles his roots are firmly in the Folk-Funk-Punk-Blues-Rock genres...primarily a Guitarist, he also plays Bass, Keyboards, Mandolin, Harmonica & any other instrument he can get his hands on...including Pringles Tubes. ... more

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Track Name: All Or Nothing
Romeo and Juliet were separated by a balcony
But even further by their family ties and bigotry
I tell you something
It's all or nothing
No half measures
For pain or pleasures
A Prince or Pauper
A Son or Daughter
I tell you something
It's all or nothing

Napoleon was writing Josephine the night before Waterloo
What was running through his mind was just the same as Wellington's too
I tell you something
It's all or nothing
No half measures
For pain or pleasures
A Prince or Pauper
A Son or Daughter
I tell you something
It's all or nothing

All or nothing you must choose
All or nothing it's up to you
Take your time take your side
All or nothing you decide

Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden tending trees
Up pops God and asks they why on Earth they're wearing leaves
I tell you something
It's all or nothing
No half measures
For pain or pleasures
A Prince or Pauper
A Son or Daughter
I tell you something
It's all or nothing
Track Name: Silicone & Skin
There's a parade of flesh upon our TV screens
An infatuation with celebrity and money
Image is everything to which we aspire
It's the new spiritual currency
You can tell me that I'm wrong, I'm thinking the wrong way
If I swim against the tide what's it to you anyway?
Tell me that I'm wrong to voice these thoughts within
To question the illusion, illusion of silicone and skin

It's not enough to be yourself any more
There's always someone claiming authority they own
Tell you what to eat, how to look, what to wear, what to breathe
Opinions are like assholes - everybody's got one
You can tell me that I'm wrong, I'm thinking the wrong way
If I swim against the tide what's it to you anyway
Tell me that I'm wrong to voice these thoughts within
To question the illusion, illusion of silicone and skin

Maybe its because they want us insecure and afraid
So they can manipulate us into thinking the same way
You can tell me that I'm wrong, I'm thinking the wrong way
If I swim against the tide what's it to you anyway
Tell me that I'm wrong to voice these thoughts within
To question the illusion, illusion of silicone and skin
Track Name: Green Room
Well if John Lennon was standing in this room today
I'd sit him down and listen to what he would say
About all those great musicians who get to stay
In Heavens Green Room
Does Jimi Hendrix have a White guitar to play
When he's not taking lessons from Jacqueline Du Pre?
Give him all our best regards anyway 'cos we miss him

It seems J.S. Bach, Wolfgang Mozart and Prokofiev
Formed a power trio that really rocks and knocks 'em dead
If you want a ticket book a century ahead In heaven's Green room
Keith Moon, John Bonham and Buddy Rich had a 'drumming fight'
Keith smashed up his kit and set it all alight
But by this time tomorrow it'll be all right in Heavens Green Room

There's a rider in the Green Room
You can get anything you want
Frank Sinatra singing smooth
At the Piano with Scott Joplin, Miles Davis and Monk

Well Muddy Waters is jamming with Stevie-Ray Vaughn
Roberts - Johnson and Marley look on as Billie Holiday applauds
That lady sings the Blues better than all the broads in Heavens Green Room
Roy Orbison laughs and George Harrison smiles
As Kurt Kobain reminisces for a while
Nothing that you play is ever out of style in Heavens Green Room
Track Name: Impossible Love
In the crowd by the railway line
Loneliness is a friend of mine
Your face stares out at me from the wall
A breath of wind as the tube rattles by
The flickering image of your eyes
Makes me believe that I could hear your call
But I know that it's an impossible love

Up the escalator I seem to slide
To the reality of the world outside
But your image is all that I can see
I'm in a daze in a daytime dream
Wishing you were here in this scene
But the heartache is real to me
But I know that it's an impossible love

You're just a picture on a wall
There's no reason to love you at all
Make-up kept your imperfections out of sight
They used an airbrush to set you right
Impossible.....

You're out there somewhere just living your way
Unaware of what you've done to me today
I can only hope to forget your face
Cos I know that it's an impossible love

It's an impossible love
Track Name: Dr. Chartham Says
I got my love pump handle working
My whole world is jumping and jerking
Safe and sound behind my closed doors
I got the cure for my shortcoming
I don't mind that the pain is numbing
Worth it in the end that's for sure

Dr Chartham says he can make me a man

With a a form that follows function
Turn the screw and start the suction
It's my little secret and I won't tell
Oh my creed is his instruction
The greatest fear is a reduction
Come on tape measure weave your spell

Dr Chartham - he's a Hero
He's a Hero to us all
Dr Chartham - he's a Hero
To every man alive big or small

But for now I patiently wait
A bitter pill to masticate
Taking out frustrations where I can
Fulfil the ritual of searing pain
My genetics take the blame
Poor John Thomas suffers at my hand
Track Name: Hey Baby!
Oh baby oh honey you know what I gotta do
Oh sugar oh mama you know I just gotta get a little closer to you
Don't want your rejection just want your attention
You just gotta let me in
Whenever I say hello I get the feeling you know
Just what you're doing to me
And I want you to know I'm not gonna be the one to let you go

Oh baby oh honey you know I gotta get through to you
Oh sugar little mama you know I gotta get my message through
I don't need aggravation or this separation
I gotta find a way to win
You know wherever I go I get the feeling you know
Just what you're doing to me
And I want you to know I'm never gonna be the one to let you go

Well if my life was an open book
You turn the page without a second look
And put me back on the shelf
You're so peroccupied with yourself

Oh baby oh honey you know I don't know what to do
Oh sugar pretty mama you know I know one thing is true
You need consolation don't need desolation
So why won't you let me in?
Whenever you turn to go I get the feeling you know
Just what you mean to me
And I want you to know I'm not gonna let you go
Track Name: Spank The Plank (EP)
Part 1 - Spankit (inst)
Part 2 - An Inconclusive Contemplation of Navel Fluff
Part 3 - A Tip of The Hat (To Francis Dunnery)
Part 4 - 'You Can't run Away From Yourself'

When the world is weighing on your shoulders
You got nowhere to turn
The only thing you're getting is older
You think there's nothing more to learn
Just take a look into the distance
There's a horizon you'll never reach
Throughout your whole existence
You're just a grain of sand on a shifting beach

Oh you can try to run
You've only just begun
You can't run away, you can't run away from yourself
Oh the more you turn away
You'll face yourself some day
Oh you can't run away, you cant run away from yourself

Ah, somewhere in that heat-haze distance
An answers waiting you can feel it
But you mistrust your instincts
'Cos in your heart you know you dreamed it
And fate can be such a cruel mistress
There's always time for you to find
Everything you ran towards in your distress
Was everything you left behind

Oh your love is lying dusty on a shelf
Like some book that's been seldom read
You feel nothing like anybody else
Sometimes you think you're better off dead
But I know there's a spark inside your heart
That only you can feel
Don't let it all just drift apart
Let it out and make it real
Track Name: City Hall
I'm gonna tear down City Hall
Undermine the foundations and bring down the walls
I'm gonna tear down City Hall
I'm gonna tear it down I saw it in a dream
Gonna make the Bureaucrats run around and scream
Let's go!

I'm gonna burn down City Hall
Make my escape through a busy shopping mall
I'm gonna burn down City Hall
I'm gonna burn it down I saw it in my dream
Watch those dirty pen-pushers run around and scream
Let's go!

I'm gonna smash down City Hall
Sneak up in the night with a wrecking ball
I'm gonna smash down City Hall
I'm gonna smash it down
I saw it in my dream
Show those corrupted sons of bitches exactly what I mean
Let's go!

I'm gonna tear down City Hall
I'm gonna tear down City Hall
I'm gonna tear down City Hall
I'm gonna tear down City Hall
LET'S GO!!
Track Name: Spike
It's 12:30 AM you're back here on the dot
Regular as clockwork if your body had a clock
Keeping to the shadows until you make your break
Between the bushes cross the path down to the gate
I'm minding my own business and you're minding yours
With slugs and snails and worms to find
Across the great outdoors
I'm glad that you're all right 'cos seeing you tonight
Makes me feel the world's OK

I gave you a nickname - it's obviously 'Spike'
You curl up at the slightest threat to your life
Just like some people they never seem to change
Curled up tighter that you could dream in fear and rage
I'm minding my own business and you're minding yours
With slugs and snails and worms to find
Across the great outdoors
I'm glad that you're all right 'cos seeing you tonight
Makes me feel the world's OK
Somehow it makes me feel the world's OK