Lyrics

(All rights reserved  M.Howard & P. Oswald Long Time Coming 1998 - Skutch Pty Ltd)

One

One stuck in the Garden of Eden, One true love on her own, One stuck in the face of an Outlaw, One man left to throw stones. One stuck in the Garden of Eden, One Emotion left to grow One symptom two people, One man left to throw stones. He didnít know what he was faced with ! But he came to her on his own, He tried a long time with the other Ė Canticle, She left him alone.

Four Walls

Iím sitting here waiting for the bell to ring, Theyíre suppose to ring it to let me know to come in, I spend my days inside this dark, lonely place, The drugs inside my head wonít let me escape. The ceilings move to a Looney tune, There is someone coming up into my room, With a tray of salad and a cup of wine, And three red saviours to bide my time. Time is flying, but not so fast, Care is shallow, Many pass. The four walls shrink and my head goes crash, My life in here is not meant to last. When your kids are on the other side, You collate all of that hate inside ,(inside your head) A useless person well I my as well be dead ! With all this Shit running through my head. Time is flying, but not so fast, Care is shallow, Many pass. The four walls shrink and my head goes crash, My life in here is not meant to last. Five Oíclock and a door bangs shut, A scream from some old lady , getting strapped up, A wealthy old man put his Old lady away, I wonder if sheíll cry, another day. Time is flying, but not so fast, Care is shallow, Many pass. The four walls shrink and my head goes crash, My life in here is not meant to last. Time in here is mine, Oh mine, Some stupid reason I donít feel so alive, Shady room and the soft burning lights, Rainbow colours around my mosey bites. Time is flying, but not so fast, Care is shallow, Many pass. The four walls shrink and my head goes crash, My life in here is not meant to last. I imagine all these things, but they donít fit in, I imagine all these things, but they donít fit in, I imagine all these things, but they donít fit in, Donít fit in, Donít fit in, Donít fit in, Donít fit in

Bandit

Guns & Knives, Like a Bad man She sighs, Like a woman, Two men standing head to head, Facing each other in a paddock, One cryís shoot me in the eye, or Iíll be in your pocket like the last man. Other said youíll soon be dead, last man fell to the ground like a Bandit. Tanks & Planes, soldiers killing Women. Chasing their kids, Like a Satin. One plane, chasing a man insane, Flying low down in the Grasslands, He cryís catch me if you can, cause I can shoot you down in flames. Pilot said youíll soon be dead, the last man fell to the ground like a Bandit. Normandy & Pearl harbour, Naval might, what a fright, Presidents men, Theyíre all bad men. Can you forget about the pain, thatís around in peace time. Shooting souls, with culinary laws, that keep helping all the Bad men. Rotten seed, got no need, Canít get the mess of the planet No shame itís all political gain, Mother Earth, Mother Earth, Mother Earth, in a shamble. Time out, every ones about, Let the bomb go gladly, Mans built some silly FEIN, People follow all the Bad men, Well I know this is Rock & Roll, But some people think its a voice, Calling from tell them theyíre a dove, Got to do some way out thing, Voices in theyíre head, calling out youíre dead, Shoot the back of the last Fed. Tanks & Planes, Shells & Dames, Men & Wives, Children cryís, They think its normal, To be alive.

Timber

Timber in the Summer is so cool, But I wonder where itís all going, I know that itís used for all Mankind, But that canít last, Pull all the Timber down, We want to build from steel, Pull all the Timber down, Clear the land for cows, Pull all the timber down, To grow things for other lands, Timber in the Winter is so warm, But I wonder where it went astray, Too many men with not enough pay, Cut down the forest, sold it cheap, Timber, Timber, Timber. Timber in the Spring is so light, Any room could feel bright, Decorate your home with natural surround, Soon though, it will be lost, not found. Pull all the Timber down, We want to build from steel, Pull all the Timber down, Clear the land for cows, Pull all the timber down, To grow things for other lands, Timber, Timber, Timber.

Star Light

I watched a star from my porch last night, It lit up the Ollies and the garden glowed bright, And a plane heading away with red lights flashing, The noise in the distant of a car crashing. The night is so cold ! and Iíve had a drink, Cigar smoke blue I probably stink, The dim light glows bright and my eyes see well, I start to think about a distant bell, Do, Do, Do, Do ,Do. Ring !Ring ! Ring all you like, Bell of thunder, Bell of might. Iíve seen my star my guiding light You canít have my mind without a fight The night is one colour its a shade of blue, And when the bell rings I only think of you A pass of light a flash of hue. A strike of lighting, shapes of life, cuts the night like a knife Ring ! Ring !Ring all you like,Bell of thunder Bell of might .Iíve seen my star my guiding light You canít have my mind without a fight My feet placed firmly on the rungs up high, I see her face and start to cry, She means so much so much to me, Why did this happen she was only three. Ring ! Ring !Ring all you like,Bell of thunder Bell of might..Iíve seen my star my guiding light You canít have my mind without a fight Guts ache from so much pain, Yet Iíve just remembered the day, Child of light child of mine, Wished you had stayed by my side. Star light, Star bright first one I see tonight Wish I may, Wish I might have her back just one more time .

Rain

Can you see me falling, Up here in the sky The wind has changed direction now, Iím falling a mile high. But where did I start ? Where did I come from ? I need some direction now! My life is not very long. Millions of us falling Up here in the sky The wind gives us direction, We're falling a mile high. But where did we start ? Where did we come from ? The wind gives us direction now Our life is not long. Smash my head as I hit the Ground, Oh itís been such a long way to fall, And your life will be like my fall, If you answer your call, To fall. Can you see me falling, Up here in the sky The wind has changed direction now, Iím falling a mile high. But where did I start ? Where did I come from ? I need some direction now! My life is now gone. Smash my head as I hit the Ground, Oh itís been such a long way to fall, And your life will be like my fall, If you answer your call, To fall. But where did I start Where did I come from ? I need some direction now! My life is now gone. My life is now gone. My life is now gone. My life is now gone.

Harder than Imagination

I said to myself, that I only wanted to be ever happy, And that I didnít want to work for anyone I thought was a fool, But now that Iíve been there for a few years, I see that its been, A lot harder than I could have ever imagined. As the years go by Iíd watch and see, Life pass by, and I tell you it goes past quickly, And Iíve done most things and have no real regrets, Up till now, No sorry I do I do have a few, I wished Iíd been there more for my kids, I wished Iíd been able to help those more in need, I wished that Iíd done more music and found out, How to be cool in front of crowd, I wished Iíd taken myself to the highest mountain peaks, And breathed the freshest air, And sailed on an outrigger from here to nowhere, I wished Iíd caught a Marlin and learned how to fly, And loved more people Ė who Ė gave love to me. A lot of people have helped me through the years, And Old Bill told me long ago that its who you work with, That helps you get by the most, A heap of people will try hard to steal your dreams, By the good ones will get you by Ė and by. If you try real hard you can easily be above average, And earn yourself a living which will comfortably get you by, And use your Common sense, something which is not so present, In a lot of situations and something that a lot of people lack, I wished Iíd been there more for my kids, I wished Iíd been able to help those more in need, I wished that Iíd done more music and found out, How to be cool in front of a crowd, I wished Iíd taken myself to the highest mountain peaks, And breathed the freshest air, And sailed on an outrigger from here to nowhere, I wished Iíd caught a Marlin and learned how to fly, And loved more people Ė who Ė gave love to me. Say to yourself, Iíll get by and youíll get by, Say youíll be there that day and respect will come your way, Say this is your best if it was all you could do, If your best is given youíll never feel bad, Say youíll trust them Ė and they will trust you too, And pay your way with hard earned money Ė not that from the fly, Give a gift when you can Ė and see their face with surprise, And mostly Say you care Ė and mean it will get you everywhere. It been a lot harder than I could have ever imagined. Its been a lot harder than I could have ever imagined.

Long Time Coming

Itís been a long time coming, To get this far from the start, Iíve had to growí & test my heart, Itís been a long time coming, And now I no the score, The bastards wonít settle it this time. Itís been a long time coming, My timing is now right, I can start a revolution over night, Itís been a long time coming, The final draft is mine Watch them crawl while I catch them out. Why ? did this have to go this far, Why ? If it had been played fair I would help them, Why ? wouldnít they show that they cared, When ? All of the love was open to share, Itís been a long time coming, To get this far from the start, Iíve had to growí & test my heart, Itís been a long time coming, And now I no the score, The bastards wonít settle it this time. Why ? did this have to go this far, Why ? If it had been played fair I would help them, Why ? wouldnít they show that they cared, When ? All of the love was open to share, Why ? did this have to go this far, Why ? If it had been played fair I would help them, Why ? wouldnít they show that they cared, When ? All of the love was open to share, The bastards wonít settle it this time.

Lightning

Lightning strikes all around, but rarely does it touch the ground It looks for things like you and me, sometimes flashes at a tree I canít help to feel so static, when lightning strikes over the paddock But then thereís calm, the centre passes And you can breath the air and smell the grasses Like a short war in a ten minute frenzy we live through hell and wake up crazy The open fields and Peter rabbit, their there for him, their a target The mouse the goose and you and me, tís buzzing around above the trees, Like a plane at war, throwing them down, 10,000,000 volts of lightning crashing down, all around. Like a short war in a ten minute frenzy, we live through hell and wake up crazy. See the trouble, see the strife, Watching above and below is life, The storm comes and takes its decree, to melt down something near me, I take a blade and sacrifice, the burning love that fuels my life, But strangely as if to be, I donít give in, I want to be free, When I can grow to see your beauty, and watch your glory over my city. Like a short war in a ten minute frenzy, we live through hell and wake up crazy. The open fields , Sherbet the mouse, their there for him, they need a house, The Horse the cow and me and you, all they want to be is free, Itís flashing around , above the clouds, Like  Vader's ship, Forcing them around, Like a short war in a ten minute frenzy, we live through hell and wake up crazy. As if we snubbed him and walked away, That crazy storm has gone today, And the wind who cowardly follows him around, has run away too, not to be found, The Earth we know Is now blanketed in calm with the smell of negative iron, We return to full peace, the animals gather around, To farewell the god of lightning, the invincible power never to be found, Like a short war in a ten minute frenzy, we live through hell and wake up crazy. The towns around and Muncie the goose, their there for him, their on the loose, The Lake of fire and the Hill of snow, Are pray for him, Theyíll never know, Like a God of the Sky, Burning you and me, 10,000,000 volts of lightning miss and hit the Sea. Like a short war in a ten minute frenzy, we live through hell and wake up crazy. But where did it all go, this emotion of life, disappeared as if, To save a life that may have been lit, On a burning ember, catching alight, And the trees and animals carry on in life once more, to a beat of colossal bore, And you and me, well hay, weíll watch the Moon from across the bay, Till life once more is upset to find the grey skies of and amenable kind. Life, wait, watch, find, can you say whatís in your mind, Wane, wallow, fall, and blunder through the sho-------re of min-------d that lead to squander. Life, wait, watch, find, can you say whatís in your mind, Wane, wallow, fall, and blunder through the shore of mind that leads to squander. lead-s to squander. Like a short war in a ten minute frenzy, we live through hell and wake up crazy

Skutch are Mark Howard, Paul Oswald, Ben Price, Ian Pritchett, Craig McGregor & Matthew Gogarty

All tracks recorded from March to December 1998 at Noisegate studios in Sydney

Lyrics are copyright and printed with permission of M.Howard 1999

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