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PAYBACK

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2002

 

I canít tell you if itís wrong or right

For you to be here in my arms tonight

I ainít your conscience, Iím your temptation

But I donít do nothing pure for fun

 

He took my money Ė all my cash

He had whatís mine Ė Iím taking whatís his

This is the payback Ė yeah the payback

 

Well Iíve always seen that look in your eye

The one that says hey why donít you try

I guess I knew where that could end

But you were with a man I thought my friend

 

But then he took my money Ė all my cash

He had whatís mine Ė Iím taking whatís his

This is the payback Ė yeah the payback

Well I ainít proud of what Iíve done

But I guess itís better than using a gun

(I donít wanna hurt you but you ainít dumb

youíre just playing this for fun)

 

The whole damn dealís about stocks and shares

I bought the stock - now heís gotta share

I lent him the cash to save his company

But he knew it was gone Ė still took the money from me

 

Yeh he took my money Ė all my cash

He had whatís mine Ė Iím taking whatís his

This is the payback Ė yeah the payback

Well I ainít proud of what Iíve done

But I guess itís better than using a gun

(I donít wanna hurt you but you ainít dumb

youíre just playing this for fun)

 

This is the payback Ė yeah the payback

This is the payback Ė yeah the payback

 

MAY YOU NOW FIND PEACE

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2002

 

May you now find peace, may you now find hope

Live the dream of a whole new start

May you now find peace, may you now find love

Live the dream of a whole new start

 

And after all the pain of the trouble and the strife

After all the violence of interrupted life

After all the struggle simply to survive

The worries of all families, concern for and of friends

Injury to body, mind Ė needs heart to help them mend

 

May you now find peace, may you now find hope

Live the dream of a whole new start

May you now find peace, may you now find love

Live the dream of a whole new start

 

Even in the bleakest hour, when all was dark

Even when it takes an end to create a start

Even when it all defies plain common sense

And the fairness of what happens is impossible to see

Still the human spirit overcomes its worst to stay free

 

May you now find peace, may you now find hope

Live the dream of a whole new start

May you now find peace, may you now find love

Live the dream of a whole new start

 

Way up in the clouds may seem a better place

Maybe itís there and maybe not

Hope gives us the strength to try and carry on

To find love, turn weak to strong

 

May you now find peace, may you now find hope

Live the dream of a whole new start

May you now find peace, may you now find love

Live the dream of a whole new start

 

CANíT GET ARRESTED

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2003

 

Almost broke and busted, thirty three years old

A legend in his own mind, a slave to rock and roll

Hard times got tougher, now the music donít pay the bills

Whatís needed hereís a job that donít need no skills

 

Canít get arrested - donít have no school degree

Canít get arrested - and things just donít come for free

 

You can breath the air for the nothing

And we know that talk is cheap

But it takes more than our art

To keep us off the street

And though your heart is feeling heavy

Still you have to make ends meet

Now itís all for more than two

The kids, they got to eat

 

Checked out the vacant ads for ageing failed rock stars

Experience is whatís required, except for selling cars

Signed on the dotted line, got me a sheepskin coat

Stepped into reality, it was that that hurt the most

 

Canít get arrested Ė couldnít move no motor cars

Canít get arrested Ė found a way but (it) sure was hard

 

You can breath the air for the nothing

And we know that talk is cheap

But it takes more than our art

To keep us off the street

And though your heart is feeling heavy

Still you have to make ends meet

Now itís all for more than two

The kids, they got to eat

Now itís all for more than two

The kids, they got to eat

 

BORN TOO PRETTY

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2004

 

Mirror mirror on the wall

Who is the fairest of them all?

Sure ainít fate Ė can be a crueller twist

And the pictures hide what the cameraís missed

 

Born and raised in a suburban street

She smiled a lot and life was sweet

She was barely ten years old

When her body changed and the men smiled more

 

Could she be born too pretty, such a strange thing to pity

Could she be born too pretty, beauty can become the beast

To those we change the way we treat

 

Looks are sometimes all we see

Sometimes they are all we need

We look no further than a smile

And substance hides behind the style

 

The little girl grew into a babe

And all the boys they came out to play

She thought they were all sheíd crave

So she closed her books to become their slave

 

Could she be born too pretty, such a strange thing to pity

Could she be born too pretty, beauty can become the beast

To those we change the way we treat

 

What might have been was never seen

What might have been just stayed a dream

Sheíd never had to work too hard

To find admirers to give her heart

Itís all too easy in this media age

Just to aspire to the printed page

She was more than just a pretty face

But no less weak than the human race

 

YOU CAN'T QUIT YOUR LOVE FOR ME

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2003

 

You could print it in the paper

You could put it on TV

You could send it in a letter

You could e-mail my PC

You could try me on my mobile

Send a text for me to see Ö.

 

But you canít tell me darling Ö. no no no

That you can quit your love for me ÖÖ oh no

 

You could shout it from the rooftops

You could scream it in my face

You could write it with an airplane

Vapour trails up in space

You could spray it in graffiti

Maybe carve it in a tree Ö.

 

But you canít tell me darling Ö. no no no

That you can quit your love for me ÖÖ oh no

 

I guess I seem too confident

I guess it seems like arrogance to you Ö. itís true

And though I know it makes you kind of mad

You know weíve got each other real, real bad ÖÖ.. so bad

 

You could print it in the paper

You could put it on TV

You could send it in a letter

You could e-mail my PC

You could try me on my mobile

Send a text for me to see Ö.

 

But you canít tell me darling Ö. no no no

That you can quit your love for me ÖÖ oh no

No you canít tell me darling Ö. no no no

That you can quit your love for me ÖÖ oh no

 

WAKE ME WHEN ITíS OVER

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2003

 

Wake me when itís over

Ďtil then let me sleep

Take me from the anger

Keep me from deceit

Close my eyes and dream away

Imagine Ďtil itís safe

Take me where the air is warm

Next to your face

 

Wake me when itís over

Ďtil then let me sleep

Pray me an illusion

But donít go too deep

Find me a better place

Please excuse my greed

Call it heaven but keep it real

Cut me Ė I bleed

 

Wake me when itís over

Ďtil then let me sleep

Make with your fighting

If it really wonít keep

Ďtil then let me sleep

Ďtil then let me sleep

 

SO LONELY

by Fletcher/Gurl/Fletcher

Copyright Mann Music 1981

 

I walk the streets in the dead of night

You know Iím so nervous in the broad daylight

I donít understand what my problem is

I said somebody tell me now, what gives?

 

My lady loves me, tells me all the time

Well Iím so glad that she is mine

I tell you, I got money, fine house & a car

I need help, I need a drink, I need that all-night bar

 

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

Donít ever leave me, donít ever say goodbye

 

Iíve been around, been coast to coast

Well Iíve seen it all, yeah, more than most

You bet Iíve been a fool Ďcos I ainít so smart

I need help, I need a drink, I need that all-night bar

 

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

Donít ever leave me, donít ever say goodbye

 

Well Iím a modern man, Iím a sign of the times

Well Iíve got it all and that ainít no crime

But then you donít have to be poor to be blue

I need help, I need a drink and baby, I need you

 

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

Donít ever leave me, donít ever say goodbye

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

I get so lonely I could cry

Donít ever leave me, donít ever say goodbye

Donít ever leave me, donít ever say goodbye

Donít ever leave me, donít ever say goodbye

 

SOLANKIíS KNIFE

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2002

 

Where are you now Ė deep sleep or some place else?

I need to talk to you, I need your help

If you canít find me canít I come to you?

Hold my hand and squeeze, Iíll know itís you

 

And I always knew you wouldnít go

The stainless mirror told me so

 

You nearly stepped from this life to the next

Was there a choice from which you could select?

Did you hear a voice?  Perhaps you saw a face?

Was there never ever any empty space?

 

And I always knew you wouldnít go

The stainless mirror told me so

 

And somewhere out there someone said a prayer

Did you hear just how much they all cared?

And after all the pain and strife

The toughest time of all our lives

It was pure spirit - held onto life

And the surgeonís blade Ė Solankiís knife

 

They say that some things never ever change

But our livesíll never be the same again

And though few of us will really look for change

Iíll take it if it means that you are staying

 

And I always knew you wouldnít go

The stainless mirror told me so

 

And I always knew you wouldnít go

The stainless mirror told me so

 

A LIE IS A LIE

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2003

 

I know itís a lie but it feels okay

I wanna believe what I hear today

I got faith in the guys up top

Though I know the truth gets lost

 

I wanna believe in right and wrong

I wanna believe the weak get strong

I donít wanna hear no told you so

I just wanna try and move my own small world along

 

Thereís nothing left that you can say

I saw him here just the other day

I heard youíre playing with your back door man

Better find me a brand new plan

 

I wanna believe in right and wrong

I wanna believe the weak get strong

I donít wanna hear no told you so

I just wanna try and move my own small world along

 

Just a guy on the street trying to make ends meet

I know it ainít right but I still can sleep

In the wider world or at my back door

I canít change much - thatís for sure

I wanna get involved but there ainít no time

A lie is a lie, and thatís the crime

 

I wanna believe in right and wrong

I wanna believe the weak get strong

I donít wanna hear no told you so

I just wanna try and move my own small world along

 

TOO MUCH

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2003

 

Iíve got a good thing - A good thing in my heart

Such a good thing - And I knew right from the start

I didnít need to find no sign - To help me understand

I didnít need to check my list - There was no master plan

Wasnít in my forecast - Thought Iíd missed my time

 

SheísÖ. Too much, too much

Too much to be mine

YeahÖ Too much, too much

Too much to be mine

 

Lately Iíd been thinking - Thinking Ďbout my life

And itís a strange thing - But Iíd kinda missed my wife

I donít mean we werenít together - Working our way through

I hadnít meant to take for granted - But I guess thatís what we do

Finally, though after too much time - I could see things as I should

 

SheísÖ. Too much, too much

Too much to be mine

YeahÖ Too much, too much

Too much to be mine

 

Sure thereís sad times to forget

All the bad times to regret

ĎTake a change to make you see

What youíve got was meant to be

 

Iíve got a good thing - A good thing in my heart

Such a good thing - And I knew right from the start

I didnít need to find no sign - To help me understand

I didnít need to check my list - There was no master plan

Wasnít in my forecast - Thought Iíd missed my time

 

SheísÖ. Too much, too much

Too much to be mine

YeahÖ Too much, too much

Too much to be mine

 

YOU ARE TRUE

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2002

 

Donít tell me that you donít

Babe I know you do

Donít tell me that you donít

Babe I know you do

Youíve started telling lies

Come on now tell me why

 

Donít take me for a fool

It seems as though you do

Donít take me for a fool

It seems as though you do

Letís stop this wasting time

I think Iíve seen the signs

 

Donít need to know who

Donít need to know when

Donít need to know where

Ainít sure that I care

Seems like you wanna be the backdoor girl

You wanna be the hoochie coochie girl

Do you think youíre li'l Jane the congaroo

Or is it all in my mind and really you are true

 

Just keep me from myself

I know I need your help

Just keep me from myself

I know I need your help

Canít believe that your are mine

I doubt it all the time

 

Donít need to know who

Donít need to know when

Donít need to know where

Ainít sure that I care

Seems like you wanna be the backdoor girl

You wanna be the hoochie coochie girl

Do you think youíre Ďlil Jane the congaroo

Or is it all in my mind and really you are true

 

YOU TOOK ME TO THE EDGE

by Gary Fletcher

Copyright Control/Arone Songs 2004

 

I heard youíre leaving Ė glad to see you go

You broke my heart Ė and donít even know

Youíd have a question - if you knew I exist

But I ainít no place Ė on your list

 

You got the power and you play the game

You got the ways to drive a man insane

It ainít a look or just what words can say

The whole damn package take my breath away

I guess I managed to survive

Before you came and eat me alive

You took me to the edge Ė but I didnít jump

You took me to the edge Ė but I didnít jump

 

Is there magic - in the spells you weave

Or is there devil - that we just canít see

Will you release me - find a brand new start

Or will your leaving tear me apart

 

You got the power and you play the game etc

 

How could just a taste take me all the way

I didnít want that ticket still I had to pay

I was sliding on down Ė I was nearly sunk

You took me to the edge Ė but I didnít jump

 

How many times do we pass this way

So many ways we can go astray

But thereís a feeling Ė a kind a buzz

That once weíve been there Ė canít get enough

 

You got the power and you play the game etc

 

 

Copyright Gary Fletcher 2009    /    Last updated 24 January 2009