“I SHOULD’VE STOPPED THERE” – ALBUM LYRICS

Song Lyrics for all songs of the album “Antidote” (Music: Kev Gray, Lyrics: Kev Gray)

1. Guatemala

Kev Gray © 2002
All Rights Reserved

O Guatemala, No No Guatemala
I think I’d rather she stayed her with me
I wanna hold her, tell her that I love her
Instead of crying on my friend’s shoulder
As blue as can be

I wanna tell her, that I wanna wed her
But I can’t see her as she’s over the deep blue sea

Was a Taxi driver, a midnight rider
Now I’m a hot-shot lawyer, Its’ plain to see
So Guatemala bring my baby back to me, back to me

So when I told her, that I wanna wed her
She took the last plane over,
and came running back to me

Now Yokohama, Kobe, Nagoya
Now we’re in Shibuya, as happy as can be
Cos Guatemala brought my baby back to me
Cos Guatemala brought my honey back to me
Cos Guatemala brought my sweetheart…back to me

 

2. Hemlock, Rope Or Cyanide

© Kev Gray 2003 All Rights Reserved

Bring me a rope, and a three-legged chair
And watch me swing with a smile on my face
Bring me a gun, a bouble-barrelled if you please
and watch as my face descends on your place
their picking my eyes from out of the trees

Cause it’s never ever gonna get any better
no matter how hard I try
No its never ever gonna get better
I wasted so much time
For you and I Never see eye to eye
but it’s me, yeah, silly me

So why not take me to the deepest darkest you can find
and throw me form the mast
and see how long I last
and watch as the sharks just tear me apart

Cause it’s never ever gonna get any better
The more I try
No its never ever gonna get better
I wasted so much time
For you and I Never see eye to eye
but it’s me, yeah, silly me

On my gravestone, a sign says, Watch this space
On your gravestone: a waste of space

So bring me a gun, and all the silver bullets you can find
In terms of the heart, you think you’re so smart
I’m gonna put you out of your tiny mind

Cause it’s never ever gonna get any better
The more I try
No its’ never ever gonna get better
I wasted so much time
No its’ never ever gonna get better
No matter how hard I try
but it’s me, yeah, silly me

Don’t know why I can’t decide
Hemlock, Rope or Cyanide
Don’t know why I can’t decide
A beautiful way for our suicide
Hemlock, Rope or Cyanide
A beautiful way for our suicide

 

3. FIGHTING THE TIDE

© Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Deserved

How many times did I tell you,
That I was gonna break your heart
A pantomime, not a romance
A bad guy only playing his part
Yet you try and you try
Fighting the Tide, wasting your precious time

You thought I lied when I told you
That I would only break you in two
How many times through the curtains,
You saw someone that wasn`t you
And you cry and you cry
Wasting your time, Fighting the Tide

Right from the very start,
You dreamed of love
It was only in your head
Look back, you`ll see I only ever loved you
From the doorway to the bed

But how many times did you tell me
The platinum was on its way,
This summertime in the chapel
The Wedding March would finally play
Yet you lie and you lie
Wasting my time, dropping fine wine

 

4. LETS FACE IT, I’M GREAT

© Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Reserved

Why did you leave me, I was the best you`ve ever had
Why did you walk out, and find some other lad
Think u can do better? You’ll be waiting such a long time
I saw a wrinkle on your face, these days you don’t look so fine

Cos Baby, Let’s Face It, ’m great
You’ll never make it, no way

So why’d you leave me when I’ve got everything u want
Why did you walk out, now everyone thinks you’ve gone mad
And sometime you’ll think of me,
Then my sweet honey child
You’ll come running back to me

Cos Baby, Let’s Face It, I’m great
You’ll never make it, no way

I know its been a long time but there’s something I’ve gotta say
You left your brain in the jar by the side of the bed
I saw it again today

So why’d you leave me, I was the best you ever had
Why did you walk out, you’ll never find a better bed

And sometime, you’ll think of me
And sometime, you’ll dream of me
And sometime, you’ll come back to me


5. MISSISSIPPI

© Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Reserved

Headin down to Canaan Land
Gonna see my girl OK
Yeah down in Miss
Gonna see my girl
Down in Mississippi Land

Gonna see the Lord
He’s waiting down in Mississippi
Gonna see the Lord
Hes waiting for me down in Canaan Land

Now your coming with me
Comin’ down to the river
Coming back, Coming back to Canaan Land

Gonna take you down
Take you down to Mississippi
We’re gonna go see the Lord
Down in Canaaan Land

 

6. WALTER MITTY

© Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Reserved

Where’s the wedding ring from your finger
Did you hide it once again?
Was it specially made
To disappear on each mission

You see, it`s Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty Time again
Walter Mitty Time again
Now you’ll see you need your friends

So you ring her from the Seychelles
Praying she was there
You were on your secret honeymoon
For your bride, you’d not a care

Walter Mitty Time again
Just another lyin` swine, my friend

Call the men in white coats again
Call the men in white coats
Call them men
Come in, your time is up No.10
Call the men


7. Jordan River

© Kev Gray 2004 All Rights Reserved

Well I came to Jordan River
And I came looking for you
O sweet river, sweet mighty river
Cleaning through and through

See I came to the mountain
And I climbed seven peaks looking for you
But no-one was a-waiting
Til the good Lord showed me to you

Now I climb every morning
Praise the sky above so blue
And I bathe in that Jordan River
Cleaning through and through

You see I once was a sailor
And I sailed seven seas looking for you
But no-one was a-waiting
Til the good Lord showed me to you

Now I sail every morning
Praise that clear sea so blue
And I bathe in that sweet Jordan River
Cleaning through and through

So let’s go to mighty river
O mighty river flowing through
O sweet river, sweet mighty river
Cleaning through and through

You see I once was a sinner
And I led myself through
Through the valley of forgiveness
Back to you

So let’s go to the mighty river
So let’s go to the mighty river
To the river once more
Sweet river cleaning through and through


8. THE LAST TIME

© Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Reserved

4 months, 5000 miles apart
We swore we’d never break apart
Yet here we are in tears again,
This, sweetheart, is the last time

Turn the lights down low
I don’t wanna see your face tonight
Don’t want to hear your lies again
I just wanna hold you

Tonight, tonight, tonight
I wanna show you how I loved you
How l loved you as the best part of my life
When all around was pain and strife
You led me through it all

Will I live to regret giving us the knife
Will I be alone at night at 45
Pining for you
Still crying like a child
Crying like a child

This sweetheart is the last time
Sweetheart this is the last time

I swear this is the last time


9. LITTLE BRUISED APPLES

Kev Gray ã 2006

Even the kindest heart,
Can shoot you from the sky, and down you go
I look at you, I see the sadness
Buried with the wrecks along your shore
Even the warmest hands
Can hit you from behind

I don`t know you
But you dont know me:
What are we to do

Even the softest wood,
Has knots that’ll break your hands in two,
I found this out, maybe too late
Trying to search for what I lost before
Cause even the sweetest eyes, can mean The Bridge of Sighs
I dont know you:
What are we to do

Well, you say you cant stop thinking of me
But there`s something you should know about me
I’ve got a lot on my plate
Trust and have a little patience
I’ve got more baggage than a railway station
You say you’re love can soothe my hate

Even the sweetest smile
Can bite you in the heart and leave you sore
This I know, I learned the hard way
Stumbling like a fool, I know for sure
Even the kindest eyes, will cut you down to size

You don`t know me,
And yeah, I don’t` know you:
What are we to do

You say u cant stop thinking ’bout me
But there’s something you should know about me
I’ve got a lot on my plate
But if we spent a little less time kissing
You would know more of what we’d been missing
And that this love, should be our only fate

Even the sweetest eyes,
Leave you lost in tears down on the floor
If you know this about me,
Then I’ll love you like I`ve never loved before
Even the kindest heart, can tear you apart

I don’t` know,
Yeah, but you don`t know me
What are we to do


10. STAY A LITTLE LONGER

© Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Reserved

O happy days, such happy days
I’d walk in, see the kids with cheeky grins
I would smile, watch tv
Then a punch in the head: Why you drunk again?

Could not believe my sorry ears, when I came home
Kids were crying all in tears
Sayin’ their Ma, she’ gonna leave,
For the big bald man who lives down the street

Why wont you stay, just a little bit longer
And I promise that the kids will never go without shoes again
And if you’d stay, just a little bit longer
I promise every night we’ll be tucked up snug in bed by ten

Westward bound, a charter plane
Kids still crying, all in tears, awash with pain
Say you’ll come, come back again
I’ll get you flowers, dairy milk, mint choc chip ice cream

Stop and think before you go
Are you really gonna love ole Mexico?
It’s no fun: Acapulco Bay
Just take the first plane back and come back and play

Why won’t you stay, just a little bit longer
And I promise that the kids will never go without shoes again
And if you’d stay, just a little bit longer
I promise every night well be tucked up snug in bed by ten

We wish you’d stay just a little bit longer
We wish you’d stay just a little bit longer
Why don’t you just a little bit longer…


11. Wild Wind

© Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Reserved

It was a wild wind, such a wild wind
Came a-knocking
On your door, on your door

It was a cold wind that came blowing through your hair
It was a chill wind
That left you just standing

It was a warm wind in sunny weather
It was a kind wind
Brought us together

I see you smiling with that sparkle in your eyes
I see your sweet face
Looking up to the starry skies
Long ago, long ago

Was a harsh wind that took me over
It was a cruel wind that blew me over
I see you crying in the corner of your room
I see you standing
In the shadow of that lonesome moon
My love, oh my love

It was an ill wind, sure was an ill wind
Now it’s cold wind, and such a chill wind
That leaves me walking
with you blowing through my hair
And leaves me talking
To your memory but you’re not there
My love, Sweet sweet love
My sweet love
All my love


12. BALD HEADED BLUES

©Kev Gray 2006 All Rights Reserved

Once I was a big man in this town
Had women chasing me all around
But now they’re gone
‘Cos its all gone

Went to the barbers shop the other day
I came out screaming, running down the lane
He said I gotta find someone to shine my head
Better hire someone to share my bed
Went to the doctors next day,
Said can’t do nothing for you son
You got a bad case..
Of the Bald Headed Blues

1 2 3 4 5 6 months, gone: Bald Headed Blues
I got the Bald Headed Blues, nothing but a life of booze

Maybe it’s the water I’ve been drinking in Tokyo
Maybe it’s all the MSG I’ve been having in those noodles
Along the side of the road

1 2 3 4 5 6 months, gone: Bald Headed Blues
I got the Bald Headed Blues, nothing but a life of booze

I’ve been thinking an ad in one of those sleazy magazines
“Tall man, blue eyes, got no hair” – You see what I mean…

1 2 3 4 5 6 months, gone: Bald Headed Blues
I got the Bald Headed Blues, nothing but a life of booze
Wicked lifestyle blues…
1 2 3 4 5 6 months, gone: Bald Headed Blues…

 

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About the Artist

Kev Gray and The Gravy Train are an award-winning, multi-genre band based out of England, America and Japan – depending on the weather. Based around the lyrical songwriting of lead singer, Kev Gray, their music is a melting pot of lush melodies from acoustic lounge, folk gospel, bossa, funk, original blues and blue-eyed jazz.

Kev Gray and The Gravy Train are an award-winning, multi-genre band based out of England, America and Japan – depending on the weather. Based around the lyrical songwriting of lead singer, Kev Gray, their music is a melting pot of lush melodies from acoustic lounge, folk gospel, bossa, funk, original blues and blue-eyed jazz.

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