“SHIPWRECKED” – EP LYRICS

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

 

1. HOW THE STORY ENDS

© Kev Gray All Rights Reserved 2007
 
Let me tell you How the Story Ends…
Let me tell you How the Story Ends…
 
From the start we were writing Shakespeare
Music by Rachmaninov
A host of daffodils I did bring you
So what if they were from the roundabout on Lobley Hill
 
Antony and lovely Cleopatra would have given us a love parade
Had they won the war
But just like you
All she ever craved was asses, milk and more…
 
So let me tell you How the Story Ends
Let me tell you How the Story Ends
In my imagination, I`m running through the station
The train pulls in and up you come into my arms again
And for a minute it lets me pretend
That somehow somewhere someplace
You still love me
 
Where he came from I’ll just never know
An extra hijacked my stage
“Exit pursued by bear”, was his role
But someone forgot to lock him in his cage
 
He had a haircut from Eastenders
An inbred-looking Hapsburg chin
Laden up with gold, it dazzled you
But couldn`t mask the fact he had
A character made of tin
 
So let me tell you How the Story Ends….
Let me tell you How the Story Ends
The Flyin` Scotsman`s comin`
I hear those tracks a-rumblin
I cut the ropes and up you come into my arms again
And for a minute, just let me pretend
That somehow, somewhere some place
You still love me
 
I know I may have lied when I said I had a yacht,
But C’mon, Baby, I’m your dreamboat, 
It`s clearly in the plot
 
So let me tell you How the Story Ends
Let me tell you How the Story Ends
My imagination
Running through the station
The train pulls in and up you come into my arms again
 
And just as my poor heart begins to mend
Suddenly at once,
A thought begins to linger
What a happy time I`m having with this trigger at my finger
And that`s how the story ends, when I hear
Drop the Gun…
Please Sir, Just Drop the Gun…
 
 

2. ONE MORE CHANCE

 
© Kev Gray 2008 All Rights Reserved
 
You were 16, through on goal
Last game of the season, decider for the throne
The sun shone that morning, with glory in your mind
You ran there smiling all the way
As Fate was always kind…
 
You looked up at the keeper – enemy in love
Sweetheart by the sidelines swore she loved you both
But the angels were on his side that day
You hit the ball low and hard but he made the wondersave
And the whistle blew, the whistle blew
And everyone looked –  and blamed you
One more chance
You cried and cried inside: Give me one more chance
 
Too many years later you saw them in the pub
A sparkle on her finger, he slept on his club
But she was no the angel that day
Took you for a dance, kissed you hard, whispered in your ear:
Wish he was you, wish he was you
As he awoke – and the fists flew
As you saw the stars, in one last glance
You swore she winked in semaphore: Give me one more chance
 
In carpe diem, shoot those who hesitate
But fools rush in… the great debate
Some live a life of What Ifs, some Je ne regrette rien
When Lady Luck comes smiling, just grab her while you can
 
A few months later an envelope arrived
A cordial invitation to watch them down the aisle
The congregation waited, as youstood there in the rain
You grabbed her hand, she turned and smiled, and you made the Great Escape
And the tyre blew, the tyre blew
And the angels looked down – and weighed you
Just one last chance
Spinning round and round you cried: Give me one more chance
 
And a voice said:
You know I tried my hardest to give you everything
Lovers, Persian carpets… it’s right there on a plate
But all I seem to hear is people curse their fate
Why am I so unlucky, I never listened to the snake…
 
But one more chance, you ask me now for one more chance
So take it here it comes your one last chance…
You’ll hear its footsteps coming
So remember, for the lovers in this world there’s always one more chance
For the fighters in this world always one more chance
You’ll hear its footsteps coming
Better take it when it comes…
 
 

3. THE MOUNTAIN

 
© Kev Gray 2007
 
I had a dream last night
That the Lord was looking down on me
I saw him standing there
Pointing waving fingers at me
He said, Go down from the mountain
You gotta go down from the mountain
 
I see light all around me
But dark clouds soon follow me
There`s a man called Peter, stroking his beard
Saying, This way through the Great Gate, Please
He said, Go down from the mountain
You gotta go down from the mountain
 
I know you think I led a life of sin
But it`s been a life of misery
I pulled a woman from a raging fire
So please, please – Don`t cut me free
 
Then Hope springs eternal
I see my friends looking at me     
I smile, reach out my hand
But they all turn their backs on me
 
They say go down from the mountain
You gotta go down from the mountain
As I look back on my life
I look at every good and bad deed
I pulled a man from the railway line
So please, please – Don’t cut me free
       
Then I awake from my dream
See the scene around me and all`s clear to me
There`s a man in the mirror with a gun in his hand
Saying, Squeeze on that trigger, Squeeze
So I go down from the mountain
I head down from the mountain
Now I see I gotta go
 
 

4. 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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