Smoove Ė The lyrics                                                                                                                                      Skutch 2002

Smoove

Cool, Cool! Your thighs in the moonlight search for a wave, like a long line of coast endless and shaped, your skin is the silk from a hot Asian port, and you breathe sea air when you talk, and youíre so smoove,  the doubts of the past, And youíre so smoove, those things you are. Your eyes light the darkest corners of my mind, thereís better things to come when Iím in you, sell my passion for an ounce of your pleasure babe, and you love me with the ages of time. And your so smoove, Cast away the doubts of the past, And your so smoove, Those things you are. But I canít think why? You give your love to me, and you stand there so shy looking at me the way you do, and your so smoove, your so smoove now, your so smoove now, your so smoove now babe, your so smoove now babe, your so smoove now babe.

Mama

 Mama left me when I was three, wasnít her fault it was out of need, Old man left us to live with some stray, Mama always got home late, I learnt real early to walk to school, find a way out, break the rules, She worked hard for fifteen years, in time I passed my piers, Mama, youíve tried so dam hard, Just let the years go cause I canít stand too see you so low. Mama said son you are so naive, I wasnít listening I just smoke more weed, drinking myself into Heavens left gates, Mama would always wait, Mama, youíve tried so dam hard, You should have left me out in the cold, Still I canít stand too see you so low, Mama, youíve tried so dam hard, You should have left me there, Still I canít stand too see you so low. Mama left me when I was three wasnít her fault it was out of need, The Old man left us to live with some stray, Mama always got home late, I said mama always got home late.

Anytime

I can tell you, the pieces donít feel so right, A story of you and me which is our life, And you say son, donít run from me right now, But you know Iíll just run away, And I am sad that you canít see the tiny moments in life, which comforts me; can comfort me anytime. I will tell you, the pieces donít fit so tight, The Fairy tale of you as a father to me, And you say sell your soul for me my son, But I think the soul you keep  will bleed. And I am sad that you canít see, the tiny moments in life which comforts me; can leave me anytime. And I am sad that you canít see, the tiny moments in life which comforts me; I am sad that you can't see the tiny moments will leave me anytime. I can tell you, the pieces feel uptight, the story of you and me which is our life, And you say son, donít run from me right now, But you know Iíve just run away, Anytime you want I can be there, anytime just for you, anytime you want I can be there, anytime just for you.  

AMEN'AL

Stay away from me; I canít see through, Stay away from me, my mind is calling you, Stay away from me; I must not try any more, Stay away from me, your every wish could be  My mind now cause Iím, Amen'al, scars through, Amen'al, calling your heart to give me a piece of truth. Ohh! Amen'al, sending you, Ohh! Amen'al, give me a piece of truth. Stay away from me; I canít see through, Stay away from me, my mind is calling you, Ohh! , Amen'al, scars through, Amen'al, calling your heart to give me a piece of the truth. I donít know why the stars shine in your eyes; the seas falls through while the undercurrent washes you, but I stand by and watch your gifted powers grow again, telling me the truth is bent, you wonít call again. Stay away from me; I must not try any more, Stay away from me, your every wish could be my mind, Cause now Iím, Amen'al, Amen'al I donít know why the stars shine in your eyes; the sea  falls  through while the undercurrent washes you, but I stand by and watch your gifted powers grow, telling me that the truth is bent, you wonít call again, you won't call again. I'm sentimental the truth of the power surrounds your heart, I raise my stand to defend the glory I fell a par too, Ohh Amen'al all the good things have gone away, Ahh! Amen'al all the good things have gone away, Ohh donít know where theyíve gone, Iíve got to find them.  

Can you oppose me

Well here am I a little low took a while to think things through, Tell you what and you should know that you never let a good thing go, I was a man, who had a plan to see it all go to poo, The very day came back around and hit me in the face like a frown, I said Can you oppose me, (I think I can) Can you abuse me, (You have a plan) Can you excuse me, (I am a man) Can you then show me, Donít ever let a good thing go! Well here am I, I took a bow while  the others were  thinking things through, I Tell you what and you should say donít let a good thing get away, To see a man, who had a plan to go awhile and get things screwed? The very day came back around and now the whole towns feeling down, Can you oppose me, (I think I can) Can you abuse me, (You have a plan) Can you excuse me, (I am a man) Can you then show me, donít ever let a good thing go!  Now I am strong and I can oppose, to be a man while you fall into the arms of desire, you canít oppose the energy I have to resist this emptiness inside of me right now.

A Time for Courage

Wish I could kiss you goodnight, Cuddle up, hold you tight, Tuck you into your bed, Stroke the hair on your head, You know Iím coming home, With all of my might, So I can hold you And kiss you goodnight, If I can see you again, Test my luck now and then, Iíll be right by your side, Like the moon and the tide, You know Iím sorry, For things I have done, Hereís hoping Iím a fortunate one, Instrumental A time for courage and a time to be free, when the lights refuse to shine, I hope youíre with me, A time for courage and a time for peace, when the world should remember, your life today. Well it's time now to close, No more time now I wish for peace, Iíll keep you close to my chest, In my heart you will rest, You know Iím coming home, With all of my might, So I can hold you, And kiss you goodnight.

Change

Tracing pieces in your mind let them play for all mankind, everyday. Let it play to make you feel every kingdom that is real, everyway, everyway.

I know a place, which needs to change, People in there live with tears and rage, Guns rule their head, Colour is a problem Iíll tell them to start, to talk about their differences, What will they loose, if we try to start again Settle for less, will save them for a little while, But I want their courage to change things for good. And the change which is about to come will be aided by the greatest one, The keeper will shy away from the trouble heís tried, The change in this place will last forever,  And without the old religious leaders our trouble will be gone. I know some people, which I can change, They live with fear of the trouble, the old buggers try, Sown in their head, is the rage of another time, Iíll tell them to stop, to listen to those men, And the change which is about to come will be aided by the greatest one, The keeper will shy away from the trouble heís tried, The change in this place will last forever, And without the old religious leaders our trouble will be gone.  

America

Why do great people in this land eats plastic just for the sake of it, Corporate giants who advertise that this is good for them, well maybe so? what if I showed them a real life; clean beaches with white sand and takeout coffee in a real glass cup, then youíve been to America, Land of the free, trees and snow capped mountains, freeways along the sea. Those Pick ups are a way of life, cheap petrol, and an image of settlers gold, Seven miles of fog drowning me, on San Franciscoís painted streets with planes everywhere. Then youíve been to America, Land of the TV, miles of shop windows, and theme parks along the beach, then youíve been to America, Land of the free, trees and snow capped mountains, Freeways along the sea.  A million faces stare at me, Are you from England, Oh no not me, the other side of the world is  far enough, we have to live with freedom and ourselves, can you show me some kangaroos. Then youíve been to America, Land of the TV, miles of shop windows, and theme parks along the beach, Then youíve been to America, Land of the free, trees and snow capped mountains, Freeways along the sea. Then youíve been to America, then youíve been to America, then youíve been to America.

The edge again

Hey what, you all should know, theyíre goanna find me, on the edge again, Can we play? Can I stay? Did someone there, catch me out? Doing something bad. My motives are clean; I am trying to fix that situation, Emotions turning, cause Iím back on the edge again . Tell me sister, what did you find, what were you looking for, peace of mind, Do we know? Do we show? Or did someone there, just let you get away? My motives are clean, I am flying back to fix that situation, Emotions turning, cause Iím back on the edge again. on the edge again. What do you think Iím back here for to sell buttons to some politician, who doesnít give a shit about the way I live or die, Some bad arrogance that wouldnít blow his nose in front of me so I donít think heís treating me special. Iím back girl to live it up and party with the people who make this country, who break their backs each day to pay the rent in some low esteem low rise apartment with blankets on the windows. Weíre goanna party tonight with the most proud people on this earth, the most resilient, most normal sharing people on this planet, and weíre goanna burn L.A. My motives are clean, I am flying back to fix this situation, Emotions turning, cause Iím back on the edge again.

My motives are clean, I am flying back home, Emotions turning, cause Iím back on the edge again on the edge again.

My homeland

The Sun over palms on an ever clear day, I had a good time, something about the whalers she said, my homeland came to mind. Cannot think of the lost time, but the thoughts of an Island much bigger,  more space more civilized, people with friendly faces, my homeland far away. Cut through the space between my eyes and the deep blue sea, All sorts of people are around me now, None that I am familiar with, Trying to sell me some thing, my homeland came to mind,  my homeland came to mind. I think that now might be the time to go, What I think though is not important, Irrelevance comes to mind, When you take a dip in someone elseís place, my homeland came to mind. Cut through the space between my eyes and the deep blue sea, All sorts of people are around me now, None that I am familiar with, Trying to sell me some thing, and my homeland came to mind, Trying to sell me some thing, and my homeland came to mind, Trying to sell me some thing, and my homeland came to mind, and my homeland came to mind, and my homeland came to mind 

Ashes

Just got off my flight from San Francisco, Got away an hour late, A stranger had your eyes in front of me, Landed with the blues in an airport so far away, youíre Ashes leaving me, I smell you in the breeze. And the cold wind blew from Monterey, softly touching me. Walking along the fishermanís wharf, staring at the full moon, And I canít stop, thinking about you, holding onto me. Covering my eyes, your passion, all these things are around me, I donít know, the taste of your lips; so sweet, brings a tear to my eye. Catch a phrase of poetic charm, which lies somewhere, I speak to you, an alarm goes off inside of me, where are you now! And a cold wind blew from Monterey, softly touching me. Walking along the fishermanís wharf, staring at the full moon, And I canít stop, thinking about you, holding onto me. No I canít stop thinking about you babe, Youíre Ashes leaving me, Your passion is always with me. I can't stop to think about you babe, holding onto me, holding onto me, holding onto me.

Maui

Keep the clouds on the other side, for the sun is what I want to see, Breeze is blowing through, those palm trees; People walking down the street, Waves pat the beach softly, as I wander to the beat. Through Maui , I feel the heat, In Maui, The colours, Soothe my aching hearts again! Through Maui, I feel I need it once again, In Maui, I just canít help myself here, Oh Maui, Oh Maui, please donít change! Keep the clouds on the other side, for the sun is what I want to see, Keep the breeze blowing through me, as those palm trees sway to the beat.

 

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

All tracks recorded from July 2002 to January 2003 at Noisegate studios in Sydney

All lyrics and music is copyright by M.Howard except Time for courage,  Lyrics/ Music C. McGregor.

 Smoove Lyrics M.Howard/Music C. McGregor

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