songs aboot ma ain folk

by gerrybhoy

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"songs aboot ma ain folk" is inspired by people and events in Scotland as seen through my eyes.

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released September 30, 2011

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singerysongwritery type individual a natural born weegieburger and lover of black country dogs

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Track Name: granny and the goat
It was the schools summer fete and the weather was wet
Granny made cheese for a stall
She milked her auld goat used the recipe wrote
in the hand of Mrs McCall
The cheese she'd donate for her Grandaughter Kate
To help the school build a new hall
She wrapped it up nice and packed it in ice
She felt like the bell of the ball

My Granny's great, you'd never know she was eighty five
My Granny's great, she's so busy and so full of life

The weather turned fine they had a nice time
The cheese sold like e's in the park
So sad to say at the end of the day
The tale turns so very dark
The whole Toon was shocked and the residents rocked
When neighbours were sickly and died
It was the talk of the Toon brought the Journalists roon
The question that they asked was why?

Next the Police, then came the FSA
We know the Police, but who is this FSA?

Meantime the goat ate grass it never was asked
To make cheese for the new school hall
It just donnered aboot snipping grass at the root
Not a care in it's world at all
Then came the men from the FSA wiping teats and milking away
Not like Granny in her pinnie but with white coats
In a very studious way

My Granny's great, I've been a lucky goat all my life
My Granny's great, so busy and so full of life

The headlines read that poor folks were dead
And others were seriously ill
It was a cheese that they ate sold at a school fete
Made by a goat named Bill

Poor Granny's aged, you'd swear she was a hundred and five
Poor Bill was caged, she'll be lucky if she makes it alive

In a matter of time the headlines declined
And the story began to subside
Granny killed the goat with a knife at it's throat
Now everything's alright

You can't have a goat
That makes cheese that takes peoples lives

The death of the goat
Made everything alright
Track Name: jealousy's an angry liar
jealousy's an angry liar

Out from a room
At the back of the bar
He stumbled
Broken and bruised
Blood spewed
From his lips
As he mumbled

That he loved her so
And if any man
Thought they'd
Do better
Then go tell the guy
In the backroom
And tell him
I sent you

When you love someone like fire
The heat of your desire
Can play games inside your mind
Jealousy's an angry liar

She hit him a slap
And cursed the day
That she met him
Called him every name
Exept the one
He was given
Pulled off a ring
And tossed it outside
To the heavens

She cried!
I just can't
Take no more
Of this obsession
My eyes fix on the floor
Avoiding attention
I stare straight at a wall
Or at my reflection
I'm supposed to be in love
Not a possesion

When you're loved
By someone like fire
There's no room for your desire
This love your wings doth bind
Jealousy's an angry liar

When you love someone like fire
The heat of your desire
Can play games inside your mind
Jealousy's an angry liar

An angry liar, angry liar, angry liar.
Track Name: your truth's so cruel
your truth's so cruel

When you leave
Mary don't you look back
When you leave
Mary, no don't look back
No time for leavin
Then comin right back
When you leave
Mary don't you look back

All that I say
Won't make you stay
Nothing I do
Is good enough for you
My black's your blue
My truth untrue
Your truth's so cruel

So when you leave
Mary, don't you look back

Go on youself
And don't you come home
There is no worth
In one love alone
Your heart has flown
So long ago
You say you've grown?

Mary I don't know

When you leave
Mary don't you look back
When you leave
Mary, no don't look back
No time for leavin
Then comin right back
When you leave
Mary don't you look back

All that I say
Won't make you stay
Nothing I do
Is good enough for you
My black's your blue
My truth untrue
Your truth's so cruel

So when you leave
Mary don't you look back
Track Name: so many things
so many things

There's so many things
I should have told you
So many times
I should have said

So many rings
I bought for you
But I never did
I bought them
In my head

You were the one
Who told me
It was forever
And I believed
Every word you said

There's one thing
That I did say
You might remember
If you cheated on me
I'd "shoot the fucker dead"

Now I'm standing here
And he's lyin there before me
I shot him where it can't be sung or read

And I'm sorry darlin
But this will hurt forever
"But I love her"
Was the last thing
That he said
"But I love her"
Was the last thing
That he said.
Track Name: squinty bridge
squinty bridge

Saw you walkin
On your own
Along the river Clyde
People talk
And it is known
That she's
Not by your side
Lonely figure
Like a ghost
Your loss
It fills the air
Oh! the joy
A feeling most
Of our people share

But for me
It's a feeling
That no other
Can compare
She's not walking
By your side
Not here
Or anywhere
Here
Or anywhere

Loved her once
And I love her still
In an instant
She was gone
Married to another
To whom a child
Was born
She wasn't mine
I didn't mind
I'd have loved her
As my own
But her Father's will
Did surely kill
The bird
Fore it had flown
To the side
I stepped
With deep regret
When out
My heart was thrown
You my best friend
With my love
Me there
On my own
Me there
On my own

Looking at you
From the Squinty Bridge
Oh! what a view
From the Squinty Bridge

In these streets
That we have played
Since we were
Only four
We were friends forever
And wanted nothing more
Fought a thousand battles
Even won a war
Killed a million baddies
If I'd only known the score
If I'd only known the score

That you my friend
Were the baddest one
The baddest
Of them all
That you
Would crush
The rose I held
You could not
Kill me more
To see her
Have to walk with you
And push the child
She bore
Drank myself to death
And back again
And still I wanted more
Still I wanted more

Looking at you
From the Squinty Bridge
Looking at you
From the Squinty Bridge
She's standing
With me
On the Squinty Bridge
We're looking at you
From the Squinty Bridge
Track Name: what's this love?
what's this love?

I loved you
When you were fat
Now I love you
And you're slim
You know that
I will love you
When you're
Fat again

You know that
I will love you
When you're
Fat again

She loved me
When I was young
Now she loves me
And I am old
And I know that
She will love me
When I'm
Dead and cold

And I know that
She will love me
When I'm
Dead and cold

What's this love
That appears
In every verse
Written on cards
At birth
Spelled out
In flowers
On a hearse

I loved you
When you were fat
Now I love you
And you're slim
You know that
I will love you
When you're
Fat again

She loved me
When I was young
Now she loves me
And I am old
And I know that
She will love me
When I'm
Dead and cold

What's this love
That appears
In every verse
Written on cards
At birth
Spelled out
In flowers
On a hearse

Me
I'm not
A young man
And she
Will soon
Be fat

Yet love
It is
That binds us

Simple as that.
Track Name: havin a laugh
havin a laugh

Twas a bright sunny morn
From the first crack of dawn
And the grass it was greener than green
Up gets yer man
With a fag in his hand
That he lit fore he finished his sleep

He stumbled around
For the whisky he found
Well, he stole as he was leavin the scene
There on the floor
All blood and gore
Lay a woman dead at his feet

Fuck me! said the man
Do I need a plan
I must have killed the wummin in ma sleep
A gun at her side
And her eyes open wide
Such a terrible sight to see

There's blood on the doors
The walls and the floor
And a big big hole in her head
Says the gun at her side
It sure looks like mine
Or that lighter she pulled out on me

She was havin a laugh
With a gun at ma arse
That lit cigarettes, so funny
They both looked the same
Maybe I'm no to blame
So he sat down and called the police

In a matter of time
Everything was fine
Much to the poor guys relief
When forensics told
The seargent there
That she shot herself in the head

It seems that she had lit a fag
In the radically mistaken belief
That a flame would come out the other side
But a bullet ripped through her teeth

It was a bright sunny morn
From the first crack of dawn
And the grass it was greener than green
Tae bed said the man
With a fag in his hand
That he smoked while he lay there asleep
Track Name: yella motor
yella motor

In a fit of madness
A schoolboy
Dream come true
While admiring
A Mercedes Benz
You decided
That it was for you

So you call
The salesman
And ask
How you go about
Purchasing such a beauty
And can I try it out

Oh! Tam
Why'd ye buy
A big daft
Yella Motor
On a drip
Ye could'nea dry
A big gutsy
Yella motor

Yella yella
Yella yella motor

Fur a small deposit
This baby
Could be yours
Can ye just imagine
How the ladies
Would flock tae you
Do ye understand the agreement
Three twenty pounds
Per month
And huv ye got yer switch card
Ye can pay yer deposit now

Oh! Tam
Why'd ye buy
A big daft
Yella Motor
On a drip
Ye could'nea dry
A big gutsy
Yella motor

Yella yella
Yella yella motor

Tam has got
His keys now
The Merc
Is in the bag
It's an awful lot
Of payments
Three years
Tae be exact

Oh! Tam
Why'd ye buy
A big daft
Yella Motor
On a drip
Ye could'nea dry
A big gutsy
Yella motor

Yella yella
Yella yella motor