If You Can't Fight Wear A Big Hat

by Big Boot Dance

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We are a non-profit making music collective. You
can help change that by buying our songs
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We aim to appeal to people who avoid TV 'talent'
shows at all costs, who are bored senseless by
the wailing diva and who have had a belly full
of the endless procession of re-masters, cover
versions and 'best of' compilations
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We don't crave publicity. We would rather do
something than be someone. If you have any
interest in us at all we want it to be because of
the music we produce not because we scrub up
well after a session in Photoshop
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We do not endorse the wearing of sunglasses
indoors unless under medical advisement, during
a period of bereavement or as a strategy to
reduce observable tells when playing poker
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We would rather have a modest income and
work with a relatively low profile and deal only
with people that we love and trust than make an
enormous amount of money and have to deal
with scumbags everyday (Thanks for that one Steve)
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We enjoy a slice of cake or a chocolate biscuit
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credits

released June 30, 2006

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Jamie Dodger - Vocals
Ginger Nuttz - Lead Guitar
Gary Baldy - Bass Guitar
Rich Tee - Rhythm Guitar
Dai Jestive - Drums
Coco McArune - Wind
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Scratchy Potts - Engineer
Anthony 'Tone' Deaf - Producer
Archie Fatcacky - Impressario
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Track Name: The Reason
You're not the reason
I gave it all away
I could be lying
Who can say?
It won't be the first time
Won't be the last

Cos you're not the reason
You're not the reason

I was dejected
I was a cold arsed soul
Feeling rejected
Beginning to lose control

But you were so loaded
High as the sun
Who did you walk on?
Look what you've done

You're not the reason

I didn't throw it away
Just opened my mouth
When there was nothing to say
An ignorant git
Levi coat
Zip up boots
Looked like a nanny goat

'72. I was just 19
And I saw things
That I had never seen
Bluffing the gig
Jig-a-jig jig
That's what we did
Jig-a-jig jig

And if I had my time again
Well then it`s au revoir my friend

And when I'm dreaming
I dream of you
Been such a long time
But when I look at myself
I know that I can
Finally face the truth

You're not the reason
You're not the reason
You're not the reason
Track Name: My World
This is my world
But you control my destiny
Yeah this is my world
But you rob me of my dignity

From the moment I could breathe
You have practised to deceive
Taking everything I had away
By the time that I could read
You had sewn your poisoned seed
See the flowers that have grown today

Yeah this is my world
So give me back my liberty
Give me my world
Then you will see the best of me

From boardroom to factory floor
There`s a bar across the door
And they`ve taken everything you had to give
Golden handshake to the grave
Spending everything you've saved
And we know that's not the way you chose to live

Yeah this is my world
And you can only take so much from me
Welcome to my world
'Cos you can't take that away from me no no

Can't take that away
Cant take that
Can't take that away

Oh lord, can't take that

Ain't gonna take no shite just because you think it's right
Don't want to waste my time working on the line
Don't want to clean the car not gonna drive that far
No need to check the post for holidays to the coast

'Cos this is my world

Don't want to cut my hair
I don't want to pay the fare
Don't want to spend my wedge just to take the pledge
Don't want to walk the dog or kneel to pray to God
Ain't gonna paint the wall
I just want my life to be a ball

This is my world
Track Name: Pop Music
Ain't got no good vibrations
Can't feel no energy
A purple haze has fallen
Fallen like rain on me

Here all chasing the dollar now
Sell your soul for a pot of gold
No feel for the rhythm now
No feel 'cos you've got no soul

It's just a simulation
Here on my VST
A two bob emulation
And that's what's bugging me

We all sing karaoke now
I can sing when you sample me
All play midi music now
But that don't guarantee
Pop music from your soul

Pop music

Don't feel no evolution
Don't feel no symmetry
Don't feel like a revolution
And that's what's bugging me

We don't sing Bobby Dylan now
Play a song on my tambourine
Play a song if you`re willing now
Play a song in the key of E

Can't skip the light fandango
Can't do the boogaloo
Can't strut the funky chicken no
I want to listen too
Pop music from your soul

Pop music
Track Name: Kickin' Stones
The rhythm of the rain
Plays a sad refrain
On my window

It`s a sorry symphony
That was written just for me
I know

There's a cloud above, up in the sky
But it don't possess no silver lining
That's for sure

Low on cigarettes
And my broken TV set
Holds no solace

And the meter in the hall
Just reminded me it`s empty
Like my pockets

Well I guess I am a lucky man
I`ll fall right through the eye of that needle

Shoes are worn out
Arse down to the bone
Spirt's weak
My aspiration`s torn

So I'm just kickin' stones
Yeah kickin' stones

Here in my prison cell
Surrounded by the books
You read

My loneliness is cold
And I can't find the warmth
Instead

I'm just kickin' stones
Yeah kickin' stones

Dreams are worn out
Threadbare left alone
Soul in torment
Inspiration gone

So I'm just kickin' stones
Yeah kickin' stones
Track Name: Stealing Time
The years die then leave you
Alone and abandoned
Here in this wild world
With nothing to say

I would not deny
I have been guilty
Wasted the good time
Given to me

So you call me a robber
I don't sneak like a thief
I won't beg for forgiveness
When I'm down on my knees

Stealing time
I'm looking behind me
I'm waiting for the photo call

Stealing time
I passed the mile stone past the garden wall
The garden wall

Stealing time
And you said there's a better way
If only we could change

Stealing time
Because you're only here waiting
Until your time comes round again
You`re stealing time

I saw a young boy
He rode on an Eagle
Down through the back streets
In my yesterdays

Eyes like the ocean
Hair like the corn grass
Rode like the wild wind
Through my yesterdays

You call me a poacher
A shadow on the heath
No better than a criminal
No better than a thief

Stealing time
Watch the seconds turn to minutes
It's crazy how they slip away

Stealing time
I'm shipping water got no lifeboat
I'm just a castaway

Stealing time
And will we see what we want to see
When the sun comes up today

Stealing time
'Cos we're only here waiting until our time comes round again
We`re stealing time

Watch the seconds slip away
They slip away
Slip away

Stealing time
We're on a knife edge leaning over
We're wishing on a five leaf clover

Stealing time
Chasing shadows down the alleyway
Just one way

Stealing time
And you say there is a better way
If only we could change

Stealing time
Some gathered by the water side
And somebody called your name

Stealing time
You're counting chickens filling baskets
With the eggs they lay

Stealing time
Holy roller what did you do today?
What did you do today?

Stealing time
And you said there is a time to play
And it's written in the sun

Stealing time
And one day you will be there
When my time has come

Stealing time
Counting seconds watching minutes
As they slip away

I watch them slip away

They slip away

Slip away
Track Name: Let Go
First time I saw you
You took me by the hand
Smiled like a woman
Then you hit me like a man

Now I can't let go
I can't let go
No matter how hard I try I know
You're living within my soul

And a can't let go
Woah Lord I can't let go

You treat me like a prisoner
You hold the key that locks the door
And I can't let go
Can't let go

Talked to the preacher
He gave me wine and bread
He said the cross that you bear`s
Going to weigh you down
Take the righteous road instead

But I can't let go
Lord I can't let go
There are chains tied deep inside me
Connected to my soul

And I can't let go
Oh Lord I can't let go

Only you can set me free
You're the one that holds the key
'Cos I can't let go
Can't let go

You took the blue from my rainbow
Turned it into gold
Tied me up
Inside these chains now
I can't let go

You beat me like a refugee
Abused the soul that lives in me
But I can't let go
Can't let go

You got the key that locks the door
And I don't think I can take no more
And I can't let go
Can't let go

You pick me up
You bring me down
Spin my head around and round
But I can't let go
'Cos I can't say no

No
Track Name: Soul Train
That's the soul train
That you hear my friend

That's the soul train
Coming round the bend

Take the step and let the music flow
Guitar rhythm buzzin' like a saw
When they rock the bass
Can you feel it in your soul?
Everyone should take the trip
Just let the music take control

Get on the soul train
Take you where you wanna go
Ride on the soul train
Tell you what you wanna know
What do you wanna know?

Feel the rhythm running through your veins
When you`re riding on the soul train
Feel the rythum running through your veins
When you`re riding on the soul train
Gonna take your blues away

Away away away away
Track Name: Playing On My Mind
Monday morning comes around
Sunday's rain lies on the ground
I'm still waiting for my sixty nine

Tuesday come then Tuesday go
Wednesday I just dont know
Thursday I never have the time

Friday greets me with her smile
Maybe I could stay a while
Play here like a silly child
But Saturday keeps playing on my mind

Playing on my mind

Something that somebody said
Is running round inside my head
But Saturday is playing on my mind

Playing on my mind

Though I wish my life away
There really is no other way
Dreaming of another day
'Cos Saturday is always on my mind

Always on my mind

Monday come
Tuesday go
Wednesday I just don't know
Come Thursday I never have no time
Give me Friday
'Cos Saturday is always on my mind

Always on my mind
Track Name: Connected
Bet you talk like an angel
Walk like a saint
Coming on like the innocent
But Lord knows that you ain't

Starchild you're turning me on

When you sing I'm arrested
From the head to the hip
I`ve never felt so connected
Take me on that magic ship

Starchild you're turning me on
Starchild you're turning me on

And I feel so connected

Starchild you're turning me on

Beneath the stars in the dark sky
Flowers in your hair
Let's start a new revolution
You can take, you can take me there

Starchild you're turning me on
Starchild you're turning me on

And I feel so connected

You, you're turning me on

When I hear the ringing of a Gretch guitar
I feel connected

When I hear you singing yeah yeah yeah
I'm connected

Been to Waterloo and watched the sunset Dave
I was arrested

Now I'm connected

I'm connected
Track Name: Underground
I wake up
For a few moments my mind is clear
Then reality creeps in
Like Poison

Holy father
Can you see
If you got room left in your heart for one like me?

Just a sinner
Coming down
Gonna make a great big hole in the ground

So when you lay me down will you pray for me?
Will you shed a thousand tears of sympathy?
Yeah if you lay me down you better lay me deeper underground

I'm going deeper deeper deeper
I'm going deeper undrground

Sister Mary
Help me please
Why do I do these thing I do so eagerly?

Like a gambler
Cool has ice
Bet the shirt wrapped round my back on the roll of a dice

I'm going deeper deeper deeper
I'm going deeper underground

Going deeper
Going deeper
Underground

So when you lay me down will you drink to me?
When you lay my lonely heart will you think of me?
Yeah when you lay me down you better lay me deeper underground

I'm going deeper deeper deeper
I'm going deeper underground

Deeper
Going deeper
Underground
Track Name: Children
You push and fight like children in a playground
Who's wrong? who's right? Can't anyone agree?
Mesmerised by the colours of their rainbow
And you know what dance you`re dancing
Because they told you on TV

Dumb you down, they're trying to dumb you down
Dumb you down, they're trying to dumb you down
To keep you down they got to dumb you down

Above the hype you can see into the distance
A wonderous sight for anyone to see
And if you trust in your imagination
You can be anything that you want to be

Dumb you down, the're trying to dumb you down
You'd better believe it
Dumb you down, the're trying to dumb you down
To keep you down they got to dumb you down

You walk the streets you got logo on your shoulder
This crazy beat got a hold of your soul
Well I'm mystyfied it's not that complicated
To be yourself and no one else
You got to take control

Dumb you down they're trying to dumb you down
Dumb you down they're trying to dumb you down
To keep you down they got to dumb you down

They dumb you down to keep you down
No need to spread the cash around oh no
That's why they dumb you down

They break your balls to build the walls
Then treat you like neanderthals oh oh

Too late to cry they`ve cast the die
They'll take that penny from your eye oh yeah

You silly get that's why you sweat
You should have learned your alphabet oh yeah

The world goes round and round and round
And if they can the'll keep you down oh yeah
Then you live in a shack 'till you break your back
You'll break your back

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