Lyrics
(Sometime Next Year)

The Lyrics to these songs are given on this page (below)
1) Prams
2) Who Cares
3) Another Radio Station
4) Quiz Show
5) They Must Think Me A Fool
6) Sometime Next Year
7)   Losin' After All (Nothin' New)
8)   Stains
9)   Turbo
10) Like An Old Song
11) Today In Parliament
12) Lost In The Flow Of Your Love



PRAMS

When I was young
I got married 'cause we needed a pram
We were so young
So foolish, just bread and no jam
Since then I notice prams
Everywhere I seem to go
In every shape and size
No matter how disguised.

I've seen 'em dyin'
Stripped of the wheels for a cart
An' I've seen 'em tryin'
Carryin' coal from the yard
I used to see one sweat
Pullin' on a rag and bone
Cardigans and coats and dresses
Overflowin' in a mess.

Prams, some big and some small
Takin' little children out for a walk
Prams, some light and some dark
Showin' all the babies out in the park.

I've seen 'em glide
Leading ladies in blue motif
An' I've seen 'em stride
Kids on top and underneath
I've even watched 'em bite
Leapin' out at motor cars
Crazy how those drivers drive
Amazin' how those prams survive.

In Dublin town
In a cafe window leant
A sign that read
'No prams' and I wondered what it meant
Right outside Switzers, down
In Grafton Street an old pram stood
Better times he'd long forgot
Waitin' there for God knows what.

Prams, some big and some small
Takin' little children out for a walk
Prams, some light and some dark
Showin' all the babies out in the park.

Prams, some smart and some dumb
Teachin' little children how it's all done
Prams, some rich and some poor
Showin' little babies all that's in store.

Prams, some good and some bad
Teachin' all the children not to be sad
Prams, some fat and some thin
Showin' little babies how they can win.

Prams, some walk and some run
Takin' all the children out in the sun
Prams, some light and some dark
Showin' all the babies how to get smart.

Prams, some rich and some poor
Teachin' little children . . . . (fade).

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WHO CARES

Who cares if you live, who cares if you die
But you know how I love you
Who cares if you give, who cares if you try
But you know how you love to.

Don't give up - it's not the thing to do
Keep on tryin' I'm right beside you
There's a lot less to it than you estimate
Just put on your best - 'n' leave it to fate.

Who cares if you live, who cares if you die
But you know how I love you
Who cares if you give, who cares if you try
But you know how you love to.

Look at me, I'm the optimist
Times I've fallen and the times I've missed
There's a lot less to it than meets the eye
Just wind in the trees, and stars in the sky.

Don't care if you live, don't care if you die
But you know how I love you
Don't care if you give, don't care if you try
But you know how you love to.

INSTRUMENTAL

There's a lot less to it than you estimate
Just slip off the catch - pull on the gate.

Who cares if you live, who cares if you die
But you know how I love you
Who cares if you give, who cares if you try
But you know how you love to.

Who cares if you live, who cares if you die
But you know how I love you
Who cares if you give, who cares if you try
But you know how you love to.

(Repeat and fade).

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ANOTHER RADIO STATION

Another radio station
Another dream that's about to come true
We may not reach all the nation
But we' got the means to capture you
We' got something for everyone
M.O.R. to rock and roll
And for all you classical jazz freaks
We got more rock and roll.

Another smooth operation
Another chance to make some cash
And it's all down to slick professionalism
Sheer class
We'll give you sport and up-to-the-minute news
We'll dish out odd and local events
And for all you radio watchdogs
There'll be nothin' that offends
We got the money and expertise
We got the license and we wanna please
All it needs is you to change your brand
Switch the waveband, that's all it takes
Come on, give us a commercial break.

We're gonna take all the issues
And avoid 'em like the plague
We're gonna give you what we think you should have
Keep it bland and vague.

Another radio station
Another dream that's about to come true
We may not reach all the nation
But we' got the means to comfort you.

Another radio station
Another radio station
(Repeat and fade).

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QUIZ SHOW

I know you love the quiz shows
I know you love the quiz shows
I know you love the quiz shows
I know you love the quiz shows.

And our final contestant tonight comes from . . .
Where was it again you said you come from?
An well, it doesn't mater
Let's make him welcome shall we folks?
Right, here we go -
A number of questions -
You provide the correct answers in the allotted time
And you win a lovely prize.
Are you ready?
Yep.
Who is the Prime Minister of England?
Ah, it's a woman. I know it's a woman. I think it's a woman.
Who replaced Terry Wogan on the radio?
Ah, that's a suave, slick Scotchman.
I wouldn't leave him alone with my missus, I know that.
In a sentence, what is the basis for modern thinking in society?
Star Trek is it? Oh I love the black doll in that show.
What does anaphobic mean?
Oh now, that's lucky: I learnt that this morning:
It's a hatred of -er- foreign women isn't it? Ooh, I can't understand that
I love women wherever they come from - they're all nice aren't they?
Who wears a blue uniform and is always there if you need help?
Mother Theresa?
What is a surrogate mother?
Ooh, that's my missus.
She ain't got two ha'pennies to rub together come Wednesday.
What is the role of the quiz show?
Cheese was it? No, no, I tell a lie. It was ham in mine.
I can only accept your first answer - sorry.
Who is the Queen of England?
Oh, it's a woman. I know it's a woman. I think it's a woman.
Who is the leader of the opposition?
Oh that's a woman for sure, it's my missus.
What's the meaning of the word 'horrendous'?
A bad woman is it?
What's the capital of Italy?
Oh I know that, it's -er- Nipples - I - I mean Naples.
Name the four counties in the United Kingdom.
This is easy - England, Scotland, Wales and London.
In a sentence, what do you know about the SDP Liberal Alliance?
Oh, is that the one my missus goes to where they do flower arranging
And -er- make wicker baskets and things?
Oh, there's some nice women there.
Who is Shirley Williams?
Oh, she goes there does she?
Oh yes, she's good at the flower arranging, so my missus tells me.
Who had a hit record with the song 'Wuthering Heights'?
Val Doonican is it? No, no, I know it's a woman though.
Who or what is Dow Jones?
A womaniser is he?
What does Danny La Rue do?
Oh, she dresses up as a man - is that right?

Well, you've done very well. Wendy, bring on the prizes.
Now which would you like to take home with you
The computer, the TV, the video or the holiday for two in Majorca?
Ooh, I'll have Wendy can I?
I've seen 'em do that on the Tele - you know,
The girl brings on the prizes,
And they say "I don't like the prizes, I'd rather have the girl".
Alright, you've won Wendy, off you go the pair of you.
Thank you for being a marvellous contestant.
Let's hear it for 'em, shall we?
Put you hands together and give them a big round warm of women -
I mean applause.

I love the quiz shows, I love the quiz shows
Don't you love the quiz shows?
I know you love the quiz shows
The BBC knows you love the quiz shows
And all the independents know you love the quiz shows
America taught us to love the quiz shows.
I love the quiz shows, I love the quiz shows
I love the quiz shows, I love the quiz shows.

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THEY MUST THINK ME A FOOL

When I was down, with nothing to give
She would smile and put the whole thing in perspective
She cheered me up, 'n' gave me hope
She took my hand and said "Come on, be constructive".

Who could find a nicer person on this Earth?
For one so blind how come I got so lucky?
And who could shine more brightly than the stars that girth
The heavens above
How could I be so cruel?

Sometimes she'd cry, quietly alone
And all the while, trying to disguise it.
That's when I'd die, knowing the harm was done
Too late by a mile to start to realise it.

Who could find a nicer person on this Earth?
For one so blind how come I got so lucky?
And who could shine more brightly than the stars that girth
The heavens above
How could I be so cruel?

Now my life is full of time to spare
I'd listen out for her - there's no one there
Crazy dreams, I've had my share
Some I could see through
Some were more arrestin'
Dreams would fade, you know how they wear
And all the while the truth was more interesting.

I could not find a nicer person on this Earth
For one so blind how come I got so lucky?
And who could shine more brightly than the stars that girth
The Heavens above
They must think me a fool.

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SOMETIME NEXT YEAR

I could catch the next boat outa here
But I still don't have my money
An' if I leave, I won't get it
Seems I got my timin' wrong again
I was really hopin' to be with you
But now we'll have to forget it
So I'll just sit and write this letter
An' let you read between the lines.

About this time of night with the kids in bed
And you with time to spare
And your favourite songs
And do you still listen to Jimmy Webb
And Linda Ronstatd? and I'm sorry it's gone wrong
And if they're soundin' worn and sad and lonely
Then I'm still the man for you.

INSTRUMENTAL

An' if you're feelin' worn and sad and lonely
Then I'm still the man for you.

Neither great nor faintly versatile
Just this hackneyed style
That you used to say wasn't bad
Even so, one day I'm going to make it work
Then I'll buy yer all the things you never had
Meanwhile I'll just write you this letter
An' see you sometime next year.

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LOSIN' AFTER ALL (NOTHIN' NEW)

Nothin' new
Nothin' planned and nothin' left to chance
Only you and me adrift
And knowin' at a glance
And it all turned out confusin' at the end
When we let it get too bland
Everythin' got out of hand
An' it all became confusin' at the end.

Nothin' new
Nothin' sad nor even slightly planned
Only you and me who thought
That we could build on sand
And we both look less than winners after all
When we let it go too far
All the signs were in the stars
And it all seemed far from winnin'
After all.

I shouldn't ask I know
But what am I supposed to do now?
If I let you go, you know it's wrong
But I can't fight it.

Nothin' new, nothin' changed
And nothin' quite the same
Only you and me who ventured all
And nothin' gained
And it all looked so confusin' at the end
When we let it get too bland
Everythin' got out of hand
An' it all became confusin' at the end
Yes I knew that I was losing
After all.

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STAINS

If you were here with me
You'd know how your love stains
I got ink all on my fingers
From words I can't explain
This solitary life is turnin' me about
My thoughts they all seem tainted
And the stains they won't come out
Been too long inside a colour that was fast
Now the dye 's run out, stainin' up my past.

It's not too late
T' put this heart of mine in some shape
Come and wash away this heartache, and pain
Don't let it stain.

If you were here with me
You'd know your love still stains
Traces of your make-up
Pillow cases, eyebrow crayons
Broken glasses, cryin' tears and fingers bled
Down upon the carpet where the green turned into red
It's been too long inside a house that's full o' you
With nothin' left to show - memories seeping through.

It's not too late
T' put this heart of mine in some shape
Come and wash away this heartache, and pain
Don't let it stain.

Walkin' aimlessly from room to room
Where the air is stained with your perfume
Pictures on the wall
Seem to shine no more
And the colours are no longer true.

It's not too late
T' put this heart of mine in some shape
Come and wash away this heartache, and pain
Don't let it stain.

It's not too late
T' put this heart of mine in some shape
Come and wash away this heartache, and pain
Don't let it stain.

(Repeat and fade).

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TURBO

Have you got a turbo wrist watch?
Got a turbo vacuum?
Have you got a turbo washing machine?
An' a turbo car?
When you ask 'em what it means
They look blank and say "it's the latest thing".

Turbo - what does it mean?
Well don't tell me - I don't wanna know!

I've had a turbo watch for ages
Gains five minutes every day
The wife goes turbo when she vacuums
She calls it "hurry up"
The washing machine's always been turbo
We kick it and it starts again
As for the car - don't say "turbo" in front of her please
She gets ratty - and won't start.

When you ask 'em what it means
They look blank and say "it's the latest thing".

Turbo - what does it mean?
Don't tell me - I don't wanna know!

Must be fast, powerful, great
Better - best - consummate; get -

Turbo - what does it mean?
Don't tell me - I don't wanna know!

Turbo - what does it mean?
Don't tell me - I don't wanna know!

(Repeat and fade).

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LIKE AN OLD SONG

I've been sitting here far too long
Trying to remember everything you said
And how on earth did it all go wrong
I believed every word you said
But they told me not to listen
And come away
And now I'm getting low on ration
Love's gone out of fashion
Like and old song.

Drink the wine this is my blood
Break my body with your bread
Take my heart across this world
Tell the people what I said.

INSTRUMENTAL

I can't forget the way you kept me calm
The miles we walked and talked
The crowds that came
I saw you hold 'em all within your palm
Watched you heal the sick and mend the lame
Oh but you let 'em take you from me
And spit in you face
And now I'm getting low on ration
Love's gone out of fashion
Like an old song.

Drink the wine this is my blood
Break my body with your bread
Take my heart across this world
Tell the people what I said
Tell the people what I said
Tell the people what I said.

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TODAY IN PARLIAMENT

Today in parliament
You' got the honourable this
And the honourable that
Nothin' so eloquent
As a little bit of mis-
Understanding and a lot of chat
Something you wanna say?
Don't address it to me
You gotta see your MP
He's gonna take up your case today
Do civilised people always act this way?

Today in parliament
You' got shoutin' down the front
And shoutin' at the back
Come on gentlemen, settle down at the front
Sit down at the back
Something you wanna say?
Address it to the House in the usual way
I know you want to have some fun
But civilised people ought to get things done.

Blame Jesus for all the trouble in the world today
Blame anybody you like
But don't blame the government of the day.

Today in parliament
You get rhetoric elective, a little bit of cynicism
Nothing heaven sent
Just a mere hint of socialism, lotta conservatism
' Nothing I wanna say
Let's make a lot of changes and keep it this way
' No where else I wanna go
I'm enjoying myself, I run this radio show.

Neil Kinnock sums it up right
'You have to break eggs to make an omelette-ah!
But you don't have to drop the eggs on the floor.'

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LOST IN THE FLOW OF YOUR LOVE

There's a mist coming down tonight
And it seems to be everywhere
All I hear are the waves tonight
And your heart beating everywhere
I don't wanna share you.

Try to stay calm
Try not to care
You can do me no harm
'Cause I know how to fare
I don't wanna be jealous
I just wanna be free
But I'm caught in the ebb of your love.

There's a strange atmosphere tonight
Everythin' would seem endable
Still the waves crashing round tonight
Nothing left would seem mendable
And I'm expendable.

Try to stay calm
Try not to care
You can do me no harm
'Cause I've learnt how to fare
I don't wanna be jealous
I don't wanna be free
Let me stay in the flow of your love.

INSTRUMENTAL

Try to stay calm
Try not to care
You can do me no harm
'Cause I know how to fare
I don't wanna be jealous
I just wanna be free
But I'm caught in the ebb of your love
Let me stay in the flow of your love.

Copyright © 2001 Michael Armitage

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