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Lyrics

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  • 01. Hustle with the muscle Lyrics

    You're a player gotta bounce gotta stay on top gotta psyche them out till they drop Don't stop gotta show so that everybody knows that you're the guvnor and they all better love ya

    You're the man gotta bounce while you can gotta hustle with the muscle gotta scare with the stare Cause might is right when it comes to a fight and you're the daddy and they better look happy

    Real hard men win again and again
    Eat hard work out flex muscle and then
    They hustle with the muscle and scare with the stare
    Till all the people learn to care

    Real hard men can’t afford to have friends
    Cause it always ends in a big man face off
    Real hard men’s tough love says when
    Cause you’re the guvnor and they all gotta love ya

    You're the man gotta bounce while you can gotta hustle with the muscle gotta scare with the stare Cause might is right when it comes to a fight and you're the daddy and they better look happy

    Don't do soft don't smile don't waffle get straight to the point bull's eye in the middle Stay Hard like granite being bad then plan it if it all goes wrong don't cry just can it

    Real hard men win again and again
    Eat hard work out flex muscle and then
    They hustle with the muscle and scare with the stare
    Till all the people learn to care

    Real hard men can’t afford to have friends
    Cause it always ends in a big man face off
    Real hard men’s tough love says when
    Cause you’re the guvnor and they all gotta love ya


    Don't do soft don't smile don't waffle get straight to the point bull's eye in the middle Stay Hard like granite being bad then plan it if it all goes wrong don't cry just can it

    You're a player gotta bounce gotta stay on top gotta psyche them out till they drop Don't stop gotta show so that everybody knows that you're the guvnor and they all better love ya

    Hustle with the muscle and scare with the stare

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  • 02. One girl Down Lyrics

    Saturday night
    Big city atmosphere
    Whole lot of fights
    Perfume, spilled beer
    One girl down
    Head in hands and
    Eyes to the ground
    She’s lost to sorrow
    Tonight
    She had company
    But now he’s gone
    Gone with somebody
    Blames herself
    Her own stupidity
    Blames being clingy
    and hates being needy
    What do you feel
    When there's no one left to believe
    And there's nothing left up your sleeve
    And you don't know which way your going
    Tonight
    Too much atmosphere
    Too much noise
    Too much dodgy gear
    No one sees
    A girl in tears
    Lost in the crowd
    Lost in sorrow
    If she hadn’t tried to see inside him
    If she hadn’t tried to be his friend
    If she hadn’t built a wall around them
    If she hadn’t tried to reel him in
    Love gets you and then
    Fools you again
    Leave's you alone

    How can you deal
    When there's nothing left to believe
    And there's nothing left up your sleeve
    And you don't know which way your going
    If she hadn’t tried to see inside him
    If she hadn’t tried to be his friend
    If she hadn’t built a wall around them
    If she hadn’t tried to break him in
    Love gets you and then
    Fools you again
    Leave's you alone

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  • 03. I wont' be told Lyrics

    When I was young
    Though I used to dream that I could fly
    I was always far too sensible
    To ever try
    Now that I’ve grown old
    I won't be told
    I'm flapping my arms like a fool
    But my feet stay firmly on the ground

    Nowadays I don’t know if I will ever truly fly
    But like a wasp in a window
    I’ll buzz in circles trying to reach
    The outside sky
    Ain’t got no wings
    Nor a whole lot of other things
    And my feet are firmly on the ground
    While my heads up in the sky

    I won’t be told
    This is one dream I still aint sold
    I’m trying hard to fly
    Cause my head’s still up there in the sky

    Inside I’m still the boy
    That dreamt he could fly
    But now there’s nothing to lose
    I’ll try and try and try
    I won’t be told
    This is one dream I still aint sold
    I’m trying hard to fly
    Cause my head’s still up there in the sky

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  • 04. Lifeline Lyrics

    Bedded down there on the street
    She don’t see eyes she just sees feet
    She don’t expect the rest to care
    But they pretend that she’s not there

    She prays the lord her soul to keep
    One freezing night to make her sleep
    And that it should please be deep
    That it could last forever

    Lifeline
    If someone’s drowning throw a lifeline
    It really could be you sometime
    Don’t look away throw a lifeline

    Joie de vivre is hard to keep
    When you can’t think straight and you can’t sleep
    When all you love has been pulled away
    When nightmare nights roll into days

    Put the armor on
    Bring the visor down
    Put a distance in the eyes and
    Head into town

    Pray the lord your soul to keep
    Untried by life’s unpleasantries
    Pray to him to keep you free of
    Loneliness and poverty.

    Lifeline,
    So many looking for a lifeline
    Be smug and stupid think you’re doing fine
    I hope you never need a lifeline

    Dignity is hard to keep
    When you’re hungry and too cold to sleep
    You might say it's a long way down but
    it don't take long to hit the ground

    Lifeline
    If someone’s drowning throw a lifeline
    It really could be you sometime
    Don’t look away throw a lifeline

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  • 05. My arms around you Lyrics

    There’s things you try to hide
    But I can’t fail to see inside
    You try to say your strong
    And I just want to hold you
    So big so small
    Not fooling me at all
    I give you everything I can
    But you’re still hurting

    When you feel hurt and sad
    I want to bring you back
    I wish that I could take on
    All the hurt you feel
    When you feel lost and lonely
    Want to throw my arms around you
    I wish that I could give you
    Everything you need

    Scared for what’s to come
    I’d like to take your fears away
    And try to give you
    Everything you need
    With all that you regret
    The past still hurts you
    I’d like to help you see
    Things another way

    When you feel hurt and sad
    I want to bring you back
    I wish that I could take on
    All the hurt you feel
    When you feel lost and lonely
    Want to throw my arms around you
    I wish that I could give you
    Everything you need
    I can throw my arms around you
    But I can’t make you see
    There’s so much love surrounds you
    Please see

    When you feel hurt and sad
    I want to bring you back
    I wish that I could take on
    All the hurt you feel
    When you feel lost and lonely
    Want to throw my arms around you
    I wish that I could give you
    Everything you need

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  • 06. Alone with his thoughts Lyrics

    As far as anyone knows
    He’s doing fine he glows
    He’s got this distance
    that he likes to maintain

    When no one else is there
    He’s deafened by the blare
    Of voices that he should have
    Left behind

    Alone with his thoughts
    He’s trapped he’s tied and circling
    He hopes that one more drink
    Might just untie him

    Really there’s no one there
    At least no one that cares
    Just people that scarred and
    Betrayed him

    He finds it hard to trust
    Feelings that aren’t lust
    Or sold as magic dust
    To take him somewhere else

    Alone with his thoughts
    He’s trapped he’s tied and circling
    He hopes that one more drink
    Might just untie him

    Alone with his past
    The same fight to the last
    He wants his power back
    And one more hit might just release him

    As far as anyone knows
    He’s doing fine he glows
    He’s got this distance
    that he likes to maintain

    When no one else is there
    He’s deafened by the blare
    Of voices that he should have
    Left behind

    Alone with his thoughts
    He’s trapped he’s tied and circling
    He hopes that one more drink
    Might just untie him

    He’s living in his past
    The same fight to the last
    He wants his power back
    And one more hit my just release him

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  • 07. The whole universe Lyrics

    With two glib words you dismiss what I do
    And steer conversation back to you
    And the things that you think and you say and you do
    And all the love we share for you

    We’re all just extras in the film about you
    And the things that you think and you say and you do
    And the extras you use and you cheat and you screw
    Because the whole fucking universe revolves around you.

    Your ego’s big as all outdoors
    It fills in the space between the walls and the floors
    Spills out of the windows flows up to the ceiling
    But where is love? Where is feeling?
    Because the whole fucking universe revolves around you
    You want to talk about the things you do
    And the things you say to the people you screw
    And the terrible pain of just being you

    Brings tears to your eyes and a sob to your voice
    As you talk about you as you talk about choice
    And the extras you’ve left at the side of the road
    In pursuit of the worship you believe that you’re owed

    What’s in your head your best concealing
    That greatest love of all your feeling
    When all the words are said and done
    Means your just out for number one

    If the whole fucking universe revolves around you
    Then tell me why the things you do
    And the things you think and the things you say
    Mean people only get out of your way

    Lonely at the end of the day
    When there’s nobody there to talk about you to
    Loneliness is something I’ve a feeling
    You will have to get used to

    Tell me is your universe reeling
    No one loves you how are you feeling
    Out here on your own again
    Looking after number one

    Tell me is your universe reeling
    No one loves you how are you feeling
    Out here on your own again
    Looking after number one

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  • 08. Precipice Lyrics

    Here I go again
    Out of control putting on a show
    I tell you that I just don’t know
    What makes the rabid juices flow
    Here you go again
    Playing judge and jury with me
    When all I want’s your arms around me
    To bring me back to sanity
    Only got myself to blame
    For playing silly drama games
    That only take me back to this
    I’m staring into the same abyss
    Swinging from the edge of a precipice praying
    Fingers slipping courage failing
    Are you going to cut the rope
    I can only shut my eyes and hope

    You say I’m bringing you down
    And it’s always me who’s on the ground
    And it’s always you who pulls me up
    A helpless hopeless sickly pup
    Now you’re pushing me away
    I understand and I’ve got nothing to say
    Except that you’re my rock my love
    Please don’t say that’s not enough
    Only got myself to blame
    For all the things I can’t explain
    That only take me back to this
    I’m staring into the same abyss
    Swinging from the edge of a precipice praying
    Fingers slipping courage failing
    Are you going to cut the rope
    I can only shut my eyes and hope

    There I was again
    Out of control putting on a show
    I tell you that I just don’t know
    What makes the rabid juices flow
    Here you go again
    Playing god with me
    Accept that you’re my rock my love
    And please don’t say that’s not enough
    Only got myself to blame
    For all the things I can’t contain
    That only take me back to this
    I’m staring into the same abyss
    Swinging from the edge of a precipice praying
    Fingers slipping courage failing
    Are you going to cut the rope
    I can only shut my eyes and hope

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  • 09. Daddy wants Lyrics

    Daddy wants a sexy man
    Daddy wants a bad man
    Daddy wants a good man
    Daddy wants you

    Man next door with bad boy eyes
    Dazzling smile pert arse big thighs
    Shoulders broad and look direct
    Leaving Daddy winded and decked

    High time you have really got me going
    High fives everything I’ve got is flowing
    High hopes this is not imagination
    Sky high breathless with anticipation

    Daddy wants a sexy man
    Daddy wants a bad man
    Daddy wants a good man a real man a man’s man
    And Daddy’s got a feeling that you want him too

    Man next door blushing pretty
    Passionate and shy and gritty
    One held look eye to eye
    Tells me that you will be mine

    High time God you really got me going
    High fives Everything I’ve got is flowing
    High hopes This is not imagination
    Sky high Breathless with anticipation

    Daddy wants a sexy man
    Daddy wants a bad man
    Daddy wants a man who needs a firm hand
    When you do all of those bad things you’ll do

    Feel the thrill and just surrender
    Daddy’s firm but Daddy’s tender
    Daddy knows just what to do
    To bring the bad boy out in you

    High time you have really got me going
    High fives Everything I’ve got is flowing
    High hopes This is not imagination
    Sky high Breathless with anticipation

    Daddy wants a sexy man a real man a man’s man
    Daddy wants a bad man
    Daddy doesn’t need two like you
    Daddy’s quite sure just one will do

    Daddy wants a sexy man a real man a man’s man
    Daddy wants a bad man a real man a man’s man
    Daddy wants a good man a real man a man’s man
    Daddy wants a hot man a real man a man’s man

    High time you have really got me going
    High fives Everything I’ve got is flowing
    High hopes This is not imagination
    Sky high Breathless with anticipation

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  • 10. Promises Lyrics

    Your eyes burn right through me
    They say how could you do this again
    Getting gone is never easy
    But how it feels to hold you stays with me wherever I go

    Never want to leave you behind
    How can I leave you behind
    Don’t want to leave you behind again

    Promises that I can’t keep
    Come back to me and keep me from sleep
    The miles there are between us
    Couldn’t dull the ache, do you know you’re always a part of me

    Never want to leave you behind
    How can I leave you behind
    Don’t want to leave you behind again

    I close my eyes to see you
    And reach inside to feel you
    Your touch your eyes your smile
    Everything about you, all of it is burned inside of me

    Never want to leave you behind
    How can I leave you behind
    Don’t want to leave you behind again

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  • 11. This horse Lyrics

    Many subtle ways to ask for attention
    Toss your hair, throw a sulk or ignore all direction
    If immediate attention is not forthcoming
    Some people take more drastic action

    Less subtle ways to get some attention
    Usually involve more forceful intervention
    Make a scene shout and scream throw things about
    Then retire to a corner with an angry pout

    I’m not saying that’s what I’d do
    But what does it take to get through to you
    This horse has come to the end of it’s tether
    Do you love me now? Will you love me ever

    Desperate ways to get some attention
    Usually involve more harmful intervention
    Slit a vein jack a plane, get thrown out ranting
    From a local government institution

    I’ve got a friend who’s felt ignored
    From the day he was born, lots of bitterness stored
    One day he fears it will all come out
    In a headline grabbing bloody shout out

    I’m not saying that’s what I’d do
    But what does it take to get through to you
    What does it take to bring the two of us together
    Do you love me now? Will you love me ever?

    I know what you’re going to say
    Normal people don’t feel this way
    Normal people have more control
    Normal people have a normal soul

    Normal’s something I can’t do
    But honestly you’re a strange one too
    Normal’s not what you’re about
    And it makes me strident and it makes me shout

    Saying something loud don’t make it true
    But what does it take to get through to you
    This horse has come to the end of his tether
    Should I walk away and forget you forever

    I’m not saying that’s what I’d do
    But what does it take to get through to you
    What does it take to bring the two of us together
    Do you love me now? Will you love me ever?

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  • 12. Doggy style Lyrics

    Free thinker seeks same
    No dogs, no fems, no wrinklies
    Straight acting normal sane
    Headline no pain no gain
    He thinks that this could be
    The embodiment of fantasy
    This one could be so hot
    But then probably not

    Do do do it doggie style
    Quick sniff then in then out and about
    No passion no emotional tie
    No hopes no fears no doubt

    Muscle jock seeks passive
    No bullshit member massive
    No face pic no reply
    No baggage no emotional tie
    He too thinks this could be
    The embodiment of fantasy
    They both think they’re so hot
    No idea of what they haven’t got

    Do do do it doggie style
    Quick sniff then in then out and about
    No passion no emotional tie
    No hopes no fears no doubt

    On meeting they can see
    Neither is the other’s fantasy
    But it seems a shame to waste
    The opportunity
    One touches it’s getting late
    So the other reciprocates
    No kiss no chat no smile
    Just heavy panting for a while

    Do do do it doggie style
    Quick sniff then in then out and about
    No passion no emotional tie
    No hopes no fears no doubt

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  • 13. Wash me away Lyrics

    Rain wash me away
    Clouds colour me grey

    Why split the world into winners and losers
    Shouldn’t let anger fool us
    With such a limited view
    It all comes back to bite you

    Feels better being out in the rain
    Watching leaves flowing down the drain
    Like them I’m washed away
    By the torrent of things you say

    Feels better to be out in the cold
    Inside feeling lonely and old
    Something I have to know
    How deep delusion goes

    Am I more than a name and a number
    Do I count
    Is it any wonder
    Some way some how
    Must count some how

    Rain wash me away
    Clouds colour me grey

    I want to let the elements take me
    Thunder crack and lightning break me
    Rain come and wash me away
    Until there’s nothing left to think or say

    Rain wash me away
    Clouds colour me grey
    The wind blows hard today
    Do you really want me to stay

    Am I more than a name and a number
    Do I count
    Is it any wonder
    Some way some how
    Must count some how

    Please elements take me
    Thunder crack and lightning break me
    Rain come and wash me away
    Until there’s nothing left to think or say

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  • 14. Old man Lyrics

    Old man with the watery eyes
    Makes his slow sad shuffle to the bar and sighs
    Orders whisky then catches my eye
    Says ‘Son don’t you end your days like mine

    When you’ve got love hold on to it
    Cherish it don’t let anybody steal it
    It’s far too precious for you to
    Ever refuse to feel it’

    Held by his pleading gaze
    I smile politely and turn away
    ‘Don’t want to hear’ he says
    But my words ‘ll come back to you one of these days’

    ‘Old man’ I say
    ‘My life’s not going your way’
    He says ‘You turn your back on me and
    I’ll surely be your destiny

    I half laugh as he shuffles back
    To his seat by the window but he isn’t done yet
    He says ‘you want it, love you need it
    Love you live it, love you breathe it’

    We want it, we need it
    We live it, we breathe it
    We want it, we need it
    We live it, we breathe it.

    When you’ve got love hold on to it
    Cherish it don’t let anybody steal it
    It’s far too precious for you to
    Ever refuse to feel it.

    Old man with the watery eyes
    Makes his slow sad shuffle to the bar again and sighs
    Orders whisky then avoiding my eye
    Says ‘You don’t have to end your days like mine’

    When you’ve got love hold on to it
    Cherish it don’t let anybody steal it
    It’s far too precious for you to
    Ever refuse to feel it.

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  • 15. Sun don't shine Lyrics

    You’ve got the ass
    I’ve got the inclination
    The way you look
    Fires my imagination
    Can’t help but stare
    But you just look right through me
    You know I’m there
    So why d’you do this to me

    You’re over there -your over here
    And then your dancing round me
    Like you don’t care- like your not sure
    Like you already own me
    My tongue is out
    As you are brushing past me
    So very close
    It’s just enough to tease me

    Here in this place where the sun don’t shine
    Your rays are reaching dark corners of my mind
    Your body pulls me like a fish on a line
    And I want to take you where the sun don’t shine

    Heart in my mouth, I try to speak
    But I can’t get a word out
    You take my hand, you take my mouth
    You kiss me like your hungry
    You break for air
    Then tell me that we’re leaving
    When we get home,
    That’s when I start to own you

    I want to titillate you captivate you liberate you.

    Here in this place where the sun don’t shine
    Your rays are reaching dark corners of my mind
    Your body pulls me like a fish on a line
    And I want to take you where the sun don’t shine

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  • 16. Watching the sunrise Lyrics

    Watching the sunrise
    My heart still pounds
    Another night of chasing dreamboats
    All over town
    Shaking in the dawn light
    Is it cold or is it shame
    Lust is a demanding beast
    Fails us in the end

    Hold your head up high
    Everyone’s the same
    The sun still rises everyday
    On everyone who plays the game
    Look them in the eye
    We are all the same
    The sun still rises everyday
    Rising Rising

    My pride fell asleep
    Or it just looked away
    Just before the time came to
    Make my one play
    Now it’s woken up
    In the morning light
    Angry and indignant
    Spoiling for a fight

    If you play the game
    We are all the same
    Needing wanting cheating vaunting
    Not to be pushed away
    Look them in the eye
    We are all the same
    The sun still rises everyday
    Rising Rising

    Sliding slowly backwards
    Tripping over Falling down
    This all may just look like slapstick
    You can call me clown
    People can laugh at me
    I say let them cry
    I am not the one who will have
    Lived a long lie

    Look them in the eye
    We are all the same
    Let’s just say humanity is
    The thing to blame
    Hold your head up high
    We are all the same
    The sun still rises everyday
    Rising Rising

    We are all the same
    If you play the game

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  • 17. Your voice Lyrics

    Most days you are next to me
    Talking kindly gentle sense to me
    Your voice is more than memory

    You’re there to pull me back
    From self destructive acts
    Your voice is more than a memory

    Those things I didn’t say
    Now I write them on the page
    But You knew them anyway always

    Those things I never told you
    I know I never fooled you
    I know you saw inside me always

    I am because you showed me
    I am because you loved me
    You are everything that made me
    Everything that made me everything that saves me

    Can’t bring you back but you’re with me
    Inside around and part of me
    You’re so much more than a memory

    Holding on to the love you gave me
    Holding on to the life you showed me
    Holding on to your voice inside me always

    I am because you showed me
    I am because you loved me
    You are everything that made me
    Everything that made me everything that saves me

    Most days you are next to me
    Talking kindly gentle sense to me
    Your voice is more than memory

    Holding on to the love you gave me
    Holding on to the life you showed me
    Holding on to your voice inside me always

    I am because you showed me
    I am because you loved me
    You are everything that made me
    Everything that made me everything that saves me

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Credits


  • Album credits

    Original words and music MATT GRIMSDALE (Except Track 02. Lifeline: M. GRIMSDALE & G. NICHOLSON) / Production JOSÉ MARÍA NIETO & MARILÉ RÍOS / Orchestration, Arrangements, Musical Director, Editing and Guitars JOSÉ MARÍA NIETO / Grand Piano JESÚS LAVILLA / Bass Guitar MANOLO NIETO / Drums and Cajon (‘Precipice’) OSCAR LINARES / Violins LUIS MIGUEL DÍAZ & BRANISLAV SISEL / Viola JOSÉ MARÍA FERRER / Cello GRETCHEN TALBOT / Flugelhorn and Trumpet GUILLERMO TRUJILLO / Flute and Alto Sax JOSÉ MANUEL GARCÍA MARCHENA / Flamenco Guitar (‘Precipice’) SERGIO GALLARDO / Backing vocals MARILÉ RÍOS / Backing vocals (‘Precipice’) AGUA SANCRÚZ / Sound Engineer-Mixing SITÍN UBREVA BOADO

    Recorded at Estudio IO, Seville between May and July 2015 / Drums and Cajon recorded at Estudio Manuense, Seville / Grand Piano recorded at Estudio Mercurygalilea, Seville: Sound Engineer JOSÉ ANTONIO GONZÁLEZ / Music Transcription for String Quartet JORDI CRISTAU / All images and graphics CARLOS HERNÁNDEZ SUÁREZ

Thank you to everybody who worked on this album especially: Sitin for his incredible patience, concentration wise guidance and technical excellence; Jose Nieto for his brilliant guitar playing, orchestration and arrangements; Marile for putting her affection, dedication, experience and faith into this project.

Who knows if I will get to make another album so just in case I want to dedicate this one to my confidante and friend, Javier; my father; my mother; my partner and my rock, Richard.

With all my love.
Matt Grimsdale

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Story

  • « When I was young
    Though I used to dream that I could fly
    I was always far too sensible to ever try.
    Now that I’ve grown old
    I won’t be told. »

Born 1963 Hemel Hempstead. Went to primary school, secondary school and college, lived in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and finally became an English teacher in Seville Spain. Two years ago I started writing songs. Here are some of them. Hope you like them.

Matt Grimsdale