tinam songs

by tinam and gerrybhoy

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"tinam songs" is a collection of songs written by Tina Marshall.

Tina's lyrics are both funny and painfully sad sometimes even at the same time, they are a joy to work with. Bursting with imagination and emotion. I have been lucky enough to be allowed to put a number of these songs to music and had great fun doing so. It was then only natural to bring the songs together, so that they may be heard as a collection.

Some of the songs are written from a female perspective, I have kept true to the lyric as to change the gender would mess up the story and there is always a story. So I just got in touch with "Ma female self" and sang them as written. ha ha.

The album cover is the property of Tina Marshall and is a photo of me when I was fourteen.

Anyway, thanks Tina "yer a national treasure" hope you like.

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released October 12, 2012

All the songs on this album are the work of Marshall and Callaghan.

© 2012 Marshall and Callaghan

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© 2012 Marshall

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Track Name: love is always a misunderstanding
LOVE'S ALWAYS A MISUNDERSTANDING BY TINA MARSHALL

She'd been planning her wedding for 30 odd years
the dress & the shoes & the cake & the tears
when her 40s started to loom
oh dear she thought ive forgotten a groom!

he'd been planning his single life for 30 odd years
the tv the sofa the takeaways the beers
now that his 40s started to loom
all he wanted to do was rent out his spare room

so she posted an ad
in the paper for free
Groom wanted it said
but they missed off the G
he rang her up
said ive got what you need
hey come round take a look
she thought wow!... she agreed!
she liked what she saw
he was dark he was slim
& she nearly passed out
when he said “when d'ya wanna move in?”


Loves is always a misunderstanding
I thought I was flying
but I was crash landing
love always gets scrambled in translation
I thought I was flying
to some hot destination
but the guy you thought was the pilot of your dreams
cant even fly a bloody kite it seems

(c) tina marshall 2011
Track Name: bad girl
Bad Girl

I’ve been a bad girl

I cant seem to to be good,

I do want you to love me

I wish that you could,

so I’m writing a song

to make you happy,

full of things you like

so you’ll sing it with me

"Gin in big bottles

& choclates & fags

nasty boyfriends& bruises

jewelry & fashion mags"

Now you havent been home

for a day & I think,

you dont like my song

cos theres not enuff drink,

so I’m changing the chorus

the bit we both sing,

for more screaming & drinking

& swearing & things

"Gin in big bottles

& choclates & fags

nasty boyfriends & bruises

jewelry & fashion mags"

Mum I know you dont love me

I’m sure that you tried,

but the cupboards are empty

& the goldfish have died,

I’m putting a fairy

into my song,

to magic a happy ending

from where its gone wrong

"Gin in big bottles

& choclates & fags

nasty boyfriends & bruises

jewelry & fashion mags"

(c) tina marshall 2012
Track Name: mrs alphabet's 26 kids
Mrs Alphabets 26 kids


She saw his surname in the phonebook
& thought oooh id like to marry Jim
I'd be Mrs Alphabet
& I could have 26 kids by him


she rang him up & asked him out
& got him into bed
by the time the first one arrived
they were already wed


Alan brenda charlie dolly
ellie frankie gerry holly
ian johnny kate & lenny
michael nancy ollie penny
16 down just 10 to go
her resolve began to grow


It wasnt all plain sailing
Jim ran out of fizz
behind his back she slept with Jack
the next 3 were not his


Queenie robert susie tom
una viv will xena yvonne
she only needed just 1 more
& she'd have the full score


she laid down in the labour ward
said thankyou to the gods
“Mrs Alphabet, it looks like your all set”
& then she produced quads!

DAMN!


No I'm Mrs Alphabet , 29s no use!
she screamed & shouted
swore & pouted
the gods got the abuse.
Jim came in to see her
she laid there full of woe
“Ive thought it thru & in my view
3 have got to go!"


Alan brenda charlie dolly
ellie frankie gerry holly
ian johnny kate & lenny
michael nancy ollie penny
29 must be decreased
which 3 do I like the least?

(c) tina marshall 2011
Track Name: the girl who got her fingers stuck in her ears
the girl whos fingers got stuck in her ears

My mind is full of nasty things
hiding from the world
my mother chased them in there
when I was a little girl
theyve lived in there so long
theyve interbred with my brain cells
ii dont know why she left them there
cos I'm not a naughty girl


I got my index fingers
& poked them in my ears
to push the nasties out
& make my head all clear
but the nasties grabbed them tightly
wouldnt let me pull them away
so dont tell me that im bad
cos I cant hear a word you say


now mum has to feed me
& help me change my clothes
mum can you come quickly
you need to blow my nose
if only you hadnt called me
all those awful names
mum you are so silly
you only got yourself to blame


I wish my mind was full of lovely things
the loveliest in the world
like perfume & expensive clothes
makeup, jewellery, pearls
I would be so happy
if they befriended my brain cells
my fingers might slip out
& I might be a lovely girl



(c) tina marshall 2011
Track Name: end of the rainbow
The End of the Rainbow

He could only say he loved her
on the end of of a phone,
distance made him brave
he never brought his heart home,
at the end of the line then
was the best it would be,
at the end of the rainbow
there’s a pot of cold tea

They married for some reason
that neither could remember,
they'd wanted July
but they got grey November,
honeymooned in the rain
in a fading B&B,
at the end of the rainbow
there's a pot of cold tea

She thought about leaving
but it upset her,
she knew that she'd never
get anything better,
now she just lives
that he might ring on his phone,
& tell her he loves her
before he comes home

He’s got his soccer
she’s got her geegees & booze
his team never win
her horses always lose

He could only say he'd left her,
on the end of a phone,
distance made him brave
he never came home,
at the end of the line
I'm afraid it was me,
at the end of the rainbow
there’s a pot of cold tea
Track Name: my toy phone
My toy phone

God came to my birthday party
& he took my mum away
I rang him on my new toy phone
every single day
but he was never in
I just wanted to say
God your sposed to bring a present
not take something away

my daddy he met a lady
& she took him away
I rang him on my toy phone
every single day
but he was never in
I just wanted to say
daddy wherever you are
i'll never throw my toy phone away

© tina marshall 2011
Track Name: red hair and a box of matches
She walked down the aisle
with red hair & matches
they had one year of fire
& 20 years of ashes

love was like a wedding present
they forgot to open
they seemed to have no clue
that something was broken

so they sat there for years
just watching the box
not saying a word
but she was watching the clocks

on their 21st anniversary
she got out the matches
& burned down the bedroom
& laid in the ashes

& for a whole year
he nursed her & fed her
& she saw that he loved her
& he saw why he wed her

12 months & she died
& he had her cremated
& he sat with the urn
& the telly & waited

& he talked to the urn
as they watched the box
but this time he kept
an eye on the clocks

She came with red hair
& a box of matches
they had 1 year of fire
& 20 years of ashes

(c) tina marshall 2013