Shandy Wildtyme
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1. Girlfriend Situation

The signals were good
But I misunderstood
The girlfriend situation is as clear as mud

She's pedestal high
I'm coconut shy
The girlfriend situation is there to defy
And I sing "What's it all about?"
What's it all about? "What's it all about?"

I know I don't try that hard
I know I don't want that bad
Or need that much
But just you try and take it away...

Today it's on
Tomorrow it's gone
The girlfriend situation is a weird one

Dormant, active
The take and the give
The girlfriend situation is a reason to live
And I sing "What's it all about?"
What's it all about? "What's it all about?"

If someone comes along, that's fine
If not, better still!
Everything is unresolved
Maybe that's the thrill!

Girlfriend, girlfriend situation
You give me, give me weird elation
Girlfriend, girlfriend situation
You give me, give me weird elation
Oh yeah, oh yeah yeah yeah!

Just you try, just you try
You won't succeed
You won't get far...
Hey girlfriend
Yeah girlfriend
Come on girlfriend
Yeah girlfriend...

Written by Carl Green
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2. Isn't It Time?

You can rely upon the old ways
To see you safely through the years
Turn your back on new emotions
And you won't have to face your fears

And I walk through the square
Blue umbrellas everywhere
And I'm aware of the rain
And the town clock chime
I never used to care
Now I've got a need to share
And my soul stirs and says
Isn't it time? Isn't it time?
Isn't it time? Isn't it time?

I saw two lovers in a doorway
A father shelter his young son
When no-one put their arms around me
I knew that something had begun

And I walk through the square
With a burden hard to bear
If there's something in the air
That's where I'll climb
I never used to care
Now I've got a need to share
And my soul stirs, my soul stirs and says
Isn't it time? Isn't it time?
Isn't it time? Isn't it time?

Written by Carl Green
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3. Natalie

Hey, something happened today
My words could never say
Just what has come my way
She came walking up to me
She said I'll set you free
They call her Natalie

I wish you all could see her smile
It's just a little bit knowing...

She has got it
Natalie
She has got it
Natalie, hey Natalie

When I met her off the train
I kissed her in the rain
There's nothing to explain
If she's standing on the quay
Or sitting on my knee
She's very Natalie

I wish you all could take her hand
I know shed lead you to believe
I wish you all could understand
The little signals I receive
I know I can't leave...

She has got it
Natalie
She has got it
Natalie
She has got it
Naturally
She has got it -Natalie oh Natalie

The day I took her to the fair
She'd violets in her hair
Yeah yeah yeah!
Oh ooh
Oh ooh
Natalie so inclined

Written by Carl Green
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4. The Girl Who Came Back

She's been gone for oh so long
Tangled up in something wrong
But still her eyes glow strong
And I want her to know
This time I won't let her go...

In the extreme is where she's at
She tried on all the hats
She asked 'Why did you do that?"
And I want her to know
This time I won't let her go

She is the girl who came back
She is the girl who came back
Back home to me

She pours out her heart and tea
We talk psychology
Que'est-ce qu'il y a, mon cheri?
And I want her to know
This time I won't let her go

Someday Someday
Someday Someday
Someday Someday we'll laugh about this
Someday Someday soon
Someday there'll be honey everywhere
And flowers in my room...

She put the 2 in 219
Put her dreams next to mine
Now it's her turn to shine
And I want her to know
This time I won't let her go

Written by Carl Green
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5. Go On, Go On, Go On

There she is
The Lemon Girl
See her colours gently swirl
She is close
Enough to touch
And I want her oh so much

Go on, go on, go on
The angels urge
Go on, go on, go on
The powers surge
You'll never have this moment again
There'll never be this moment again

There she is
The Cherry Girl
So far from the hurly-burl
She is ripe
For world acclaim
But I don't even know her name

Written by Carl Green
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6. What's All The Rush?

Speed on
To your port
Be first
No second thoughts
Time is so tight my friend
Much too tight to len

Flash past
Fields of green
Too fast
To see the scene
I've got a perfect view of
Where you're heading to

What's all the rush?
It's a beautiful day
Breathe in the blue skies
Blow the clouds away
Time is worth finding
It's as precious as gold
Spend while you can
Can't buy back when you're old

Slow down
The signs all scream
Work can wait
But can your dreams?
Your choice is an easy one
To get off or go on

What's all the rush?
What's all the rush?

Written by Carl Green
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7. Happy Are The People

When your dream came true
What did you look forward to?
Did you lose your friends?
Uncertainty and mystery
Remember danger on your knee?

Happy are the people
Who have yet to find
Happy are the people
Who don't know
Happy are the people
With an open mind
Happy are the people
Still to go
It's all to come
It's up in the air
The great unknown
You just know it's there...

When your road became clear
Did you think "Where to from here?"
The longing got cut short
Excitement left and locked the door
On the old life you once lived for

Happy are the people
Happy, happy
Happy are the people
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Written by Carl Green
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8. The Strangers We All Know

Come to a party in your street
There's so many people you've got to meet
The business man with mobile phone
The busy body with dog and bone
Mrs Brown collects her pension
"But how far will it go?"
Baby cries for Mum's attention

The strangers we all know
They're the strangers we all know

The teenage gang, designer bored
Whoop it up in a souped-up Ford
"What's the world coming to?"
Tut the ladies in the bus-stop queue
The builder lads all vest and ear-rings
Whistle at the girls below
The head scarf lady looks up in hope

The strangers we all know
The strangers we all know
They're the strangers we all know

Somewhere in all of this, there's me
I feel so good and I hear so clear
And I see...
Somewhere in all of this, there's me
Happy oh so happy to be free, free

Window shopping are the man and wife
Who never talk and think that's life
There's gossip though in the butcher's shop
When the vicar's widow buys two lamb chops
New lovers kiss goodbye till Friday
Old friends say hello
They pass by but never notice

The strangers we all know
The strangers we all know
They're the strangers we all know
Strangers we all know

Written by Carl Green
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9. Corner Cafe Daydream

Corner cafe, rainy afternoon
Stir the reflections with your tea-spoon
The teeming streets are serene, serene
Buses slip in-between, between
Puddles splash you all aqua-marine

Corner cafe daydream
Seven hours long
Corner cafe daydream
Corner cafe daydream
Because you've got me so wrong

I know you'll never find me here
Maybe I'll stay till the end of the year
And the clouds are all chiffon, chiffon
You'll see the sun when I try them on
Then blink your eye and I'm gone, I'm gone

Written by Carl Green
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10. Affect

I'm painting a picture
I think it's of you
Can't capture your eyes
But the background is blue
All blue, blue, blue
Except for the sun

Your face wears a smile
And I'm wondering why
So I, I, I
Just wipe it away

I want to affect you
And everything you do
I want to affect you
And everything you do
Let me through

I'm painting a picture
It's definitely you
The whites don't look right
But the red is so true
For lips, lips, lips
Kissed in the mist

Let me through...
Artistic license, I've that in galore
And soon oh so soon
You'll know just what it's for

Let me affect you
The way you affect me
I want to affect you
The way you affect me
I need to affect you
Let me affect you

Written by Carl Green
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11. The Girl You Can't Pin Down

Save your breath
Save your dreams
Maybe she's not all she seems
Follow her
Through the woods
Is she hiding or gone for good?

Say hi to the girl you can't pin down
Fly high with the girl you can't pin down

Any day
You can choose
She's a new way to confuse
And her nights
They are starred
When she plays she plays the wild card

Think you know her?
Think again
You don't know the half babe
Think you've got her?
Think again
You're not even close babe

Quiet house
Love is near
Yet you feel her hidden fear
What you want
She can't give
Love may kill her so let her live...

Written by Carl Green
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12. Promise

May the promise of tomorrow
Get you through today
The boys and girls of long dead dreams
Are coming out to play
They're singing songs of new hope
They're dancing on the stray
Though soon they're gone, their love shines on
To guide you on your way

May the promise of tomorrow
Get you through tonight
The boys and girls of long dead dreams
Live on in pure starlight
They soothe your brow in restless sleep
They cling to you so tight
Forever lost, together found
The day you reunite

Written by Carl Green
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