Lyrics
(Laugh It Off)

The Lyrics to these songs are given on this page (below)
1) Sunshine Girl
2) April
3) Laugh It Off
4) User Friendly
5) Jackdaw
6) That's The Way Our Love Goes
7) Home
8)   The Dancer
9)   Unmarried Mother
10) Marron's Glance
11) Water
12) Marble Arch
13) I Don't Understand Your Logic
14) Weather
15) Lullaby



SUNSHINE GIRL

It's all warm weather in her eyes
There's not a single cloud in sight
It's also summer in her smile
Please let it last for just a while.

Let's go where
There's no cares
And heaven is so near
And I love the sunshine girl.

It's all warm weather by her side
The mountains and the sea collide
The palm trees grow, so open up
And pretty bird song wake you up.

The sea and the sand and free
And the days are long
And the nights are warm
And I love the sunshine girl.

INSTRUMENTAL

The sea and the sand and free
And the days are long
And the nights are warm
And I love the sunshine girl.

It's all so calm and picturesque
Where you can lay your head and rest
Beneath the starry summer sky
And let the world go sailing by.

Let's go where
There's no cares
And heaven is so near
And I love the sunshine
I need the sunshine
I love the sunshine girl.

Ah ha - sha la la la la
Ah ha - sha la la la la
Ah ha - sha la la la la
(Repeat and fade).

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APRIL

Winter, you may laugh at me
Threaten with your heart of ice
Tellin' me my love has gone
I don't need your cold advice
I don't need to know
I don't need to know.

April, why did you go
When you should 'a' known
You were my spring?
April, why did you go
When you should 'a' known
You were my spring?

Summer, will you smile again?
Let me see your heart entice
Tell me that my love is true
I will take your warm advice
I would love to know
I would love to know.

April, why did you go
When you should 'a' known
You were my spring?
April, why did you go
When you should 'a' known
You were my spring?

Autumn, you may cry a lot
And still pretend
That we are safe when we are not
Love will surely die and end
Love will die and end.

INSTRUMENTAL

April, why did you go
When you should 'a' known
You were my spring?
April, why did you go
When you should 'a' known
You were my spring?
(Repeat and fade)

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LAUGH IT OFF

Laugh it off girl, don't get upset
Try to see things in perspective
There's a lot worse off than us
And anyway the consequences aren't that bad
Don't be sad.

Summer days are coming soon
You and me to make it happen
See the redstart down the orchard
Singing to his love to be, and you and me
You and me.

INSTRUMENTAL

Laugh it off girl, don't get upset
Put it down to circumstances
There's a lot worse off than us
And anyway the consequences aren't that bad
Don't be sad.

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USER FRIENDLY

Our Tara's what people today would call 'user friendly'
She dunno when to say "no"
Her boyfriend, Rupert, 's in insurance
And thinks Ireland should be towed out into the Atlantic
And sunk
He's got a drop of, what I would call, 'boozer friendly'.

He spewed up all over my Belouchi rug
And sobbed apologetically
Saying how he'd given ten pounds to Ethiopia
And bought Band Aid's record
So I let him play with our Tara's remote control unit
'Cause he found it to be very user friendly.

"Ain't you got a computer?", he says, "they're very useful"
"No", I says, "I ain't"
"My bank manager's very helpful" he says
"Is he", I says, "user-er friendly?"
"What about this new weapon the SAS have?" he says
"It fires fifteen rounds a second"
"Yeah", I says, "very user friendly".

"Thank Goodness the miners are back at work", he says
"We couldn't have Scargill getting his way, could we?"
"Loser friendly, just about", I says,
"Never mind, let's get Labour back in
They're much more user friendly"
"What", he says, wiping vomit from his mouth
Fortunately, our Tara had finished cleaning up my rug
"Better take him home", I says
"He's done enough damage for one night:
Oh, and Tara, try and chose more carefully
Who you'd like to be sick at my place next time"
"Sorry", she says, and she meant it.
Boozer friendly.

(User friendly, user friendly,
User friendly, user friendly,
User friendly, user friendly)
(and fade).

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JACKDAW

If I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd help you, yes I would
An' if I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd be there if I could.

Well those in the know would have you believe
That the jackdaw is bad an' he steals
He's a symbol of darkness, a crow, the devil's own
An' the poet Laureate don't like 'em
An' Alfred Hitchcock didn't like 'em
An' it's a pretty safe bet that you don't like 'em
Well let me tell you something, I love 'em.

An' if I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd help you, yes I would
An' if I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd be there if I could.

But those in the know they'll scoff an' they'll say
If you were a sparrow or a robin you'd despise jackdaws
They steal your eggs an' eat your babies
Well I've thought about this an' I'll tell you
There might be a few rogue jackdaws
But they get their comeuppance, most care
If one in the flock gets left behind or set upon
Others return to help and secure its safety and well-being
An' I'll tell you something, I love 'em.

An' if I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd help you, yes I would
An' if I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd be there if I could.

An' I'll tell you something else what a jackdaw told me
"Your pecking order's all wrong", he said
"You're burning your book and soon you'll be no better
Than the fish in the sea
Listen to me".

An' if I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd help you, yes I would
An' if I was a born again jackdaw
You know I'd be there and I would.

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THAT'S THE WAY OUR LOVE GOES

Our love's like painting the Forth Bridge
Just as it's ending, it starts all over again.

An' our love's like a magical rope trick
Just as it's mending, it comes apart again.

That's the way our love goes, it's a never ender
That's the way our love goes, it's a break and mender
Never ender.

It grows like the night sky with modifications
Like stars rearranged to make way for space stations
So we'll have to change to improve our relations
('Prove our relations).

Our love's like a scene from Twelfth Night
Just as you solve it, it's complicating again
An' our love's like making resolutions
No sooner you resolve to, then you're contemplating again.

That's the way our love goes, it's a complicater
That's the way our love goes, it's a contemplator
Complicater, never ender, break and mender.

It grows like the night sky with modifications
Like stars rearranged to make way for space stations
So we'll have to change to improve our relations
('Prove our relations).

INSTRUMENTAL

That's the way our love goes, it's a never ender
That's the way our love goes, it's a break and mender
Never ender, complicater, contemplator.

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HOME

The sun is shining brightly
There are no clouds in the sky
People talking outside
An' the traffic going by
The aeroplanes fly

Home is where I'm gonna be
Christmas
Take my word an' I'll be there
I won't let you down
Buy in all the fare
That you think we need
'Cos I'll be comin' home
It's where I'm gonna be
This Christmas
With the kids and you and me
Having all the fun
That we used to share
I'll be there 'cos home is where I'm gonna be.

Tryin', tryin', tryin', tryin'
Hopin', hopin'.

INSTRUMENTAL

I got the ticket for the aeroplane
All I need now is a line from you
Made some money and
I don't feel so stranded
My whole world is lookin' brighter.

Home is where I'm gonna be
This Christmas
All those promises before
This one is for sure
I guess you know the score
Tired of being alone
An' I'll be coming home.

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THE DANCER

I love the way she dance
I love the way she smile
I love the way she hold me
I love the way she cry.

I love the things she say
I love the things she do
She says she will be mine
But that she won't be true.

If she would understand
I wanna be her man
I'd always love her so
I'd always let her go.

I love the way she dance
I love the way she smile
I love the way she hold me
I love the way she cry.

INSTRUMENTAL

If she would understand
I wanna be her man
I'd always love her so
I'd always let her go.

I love the way she dance
I love the way she smile
I love the way she hold me
I love the way she cry.

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UNMARRIED MOTHER

Sitting in the waiting room
Of the Department of Social Security
Waiting for her name to be called out
So that she may secure their charity.

She never thought that love
Could end at all like this
It was never so in books
A year ago and she was such a different girl
Grammar school, respectable, qualifications.

She studied courses academic
With the best from University
But the subject she most needed to succeed in
Has brought misery.

Why ever did she never stop to think?
But then love's not quite like that
Who ever can she turn to now
Parents have turned their back on her
Disgrace to the family.

INSTRUMENTAL

And so surrounded by the weak
And those in need of our society
She sits alone and waits rejected
By the rules of our propriety.

How ever could we ever let her fall like this?
So gentle and so young.
Whatever do we really care about
Heaven knows, I'm sure I don't
Won't somebody tell me?

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MARRON'S GLANCE

We are lost we are confounded
We're some of us in despair
Though we may not have the answers
But for sure we know how we fare
For us dreamers all do practice
We only get one chance
And God help those who stumble
In front of Marron's glance.

We are tryers if not believers
And we all will have our day
And for some it may come quickly
And for others go the same way
For he criticises all
For all the world to see
And to hell with Kevin Marron
When he criticises me.

With your name high on the hoardings
And your dreams way up in lights
An' we're conscious of the critic
For the moving finger bites
As he dishes out the venom
Still we love him just the same
But the devil take ya', Marron
When your pen grows tired and tame.

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WATER

I don't mind eternity
Now I've seen you alright
I can face forever
I'm sick of the light
And the lyin' and the cheatin'
I'm a fool and I'm bleedin'
Let me bleed.

I don't mind uncertainty
I've been certain enough
But I don't need adversity
I've had more than enough
You will not laugh and watch me cryin'
You will not spit in my face again
I don't need you when I'm dyin'
You will not cut me down.

There's no answer to my prayer
And still I know you're there
How can I forget?
How can you forget?

I can face eternity
Maybe I'll get some peace
Send me all uncertainty
I'm ending this lease
There's a thinking you call wishful
There's a God you call mine
There's a suffering you don't wish for
And it's all water . . . .

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MARBLE ARCH

Every day I get caught up in the traffic
Every day is a mad rush
But it's nothing compared to your love girl
I'm so that I don't know where I am.

Won't you put my mind at rest girl?
Won't you quench my thirst I'm parched?
Won't you give me peace of mind girl?
Let me cope with Marble Arch.

From the streets to the high seas of the subway
Every day stormy weather
Won't you let your love be my navigator
We'll steer a safe course home.

Won't you put my mind at rest girl?
Let me check the grey in my hair
Won't you give me peace of mind girl?
Let me get down Trafalgar Square.

INSTRUMENTAL

Won't you put my mind at rest girl?
Won't you make me feel alright?
Won't you give me peace of mind girl?
Let me make it home tonight.

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I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR LOGIC

I don't understand your logic
You say you want me to protect you from now on
But I don't understand your logic
You say it's sad to see your independence gone
Will it all go on?

It might be nice if we occasionally agree
It might entice another part of you and me
Well it's hard for you and me
Difficult to see.

But I don't understand your logic
You say you're leavin' then you change your mind again
But I don't understand your logic
You say I'm cruel an' I don't love your innocence
You really don't make sense.

It might be nice if we occasionally agree
It might entice another part of you and me
Well it's hard for you and me
Difficult to see.

But I don't understand your logic
You're the girl who leaves me wonderin' who I am
An' I don't understand your logic
You keep me on my toes never sure of where I am
Or if I really can.

I don't understand your logic
It's tantamount to things I dream about in you
An' I don't understand your logic
It all amounts to everything I love in you
I don't understand your logic.
(and fade).

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WEATHER

Here's Bill Giles with the weather
Good old Bill
Everything's changed
The new technology
More accurate
Sophisticated presentation
New jargon.

Celsius for Centigrade
Nice captions
Everything's moving
Look at the clouds move
Look at the rain move
We all know where we stand
As far as he weather's concerned
Slick
New technology.

Bill's got it right
Well almost
Today amidst this modern paraphernalia
He points at the moving pictures
And says
"There's some drizzly stuff over there"
I thought I heard his computer hiccup
Good old Bill.

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LULLABY

Good night close your eyes
Sleep tight grow up wise
Dream of all the fun we had.

Don't cry dry your eyes
Mummy wouldn't like it
If she knew that you were sad.

An' I'll take you out tomorrow
'N' buy you something new
And the sun will shine tomorrow
If you ask it to.

Good night close your eyes
Sleep tight grow up wise
Leave the worryin' to me.

INSTRUMENTAL

An' I'll take you out tomorrow
'N' buy you something new
And the sun will shine tomorrow
If you ask it to.

Good night close your eyes
Sleep tight grow up wise
Dream of all the fun we had.

Don't cry dry your eyes
Mummy wouldn't like it
If she knew that you were sad.

Copyright © 2001 Michael Armitage

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