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Bill's Pete Townshend Pages › Psychoderelict

PSYCHODERELICT
(music only)

Musicians: Pete Townshend, Adam Seymor, Phil Palmer,Gavin Lewis, John "Rabitt" Bundrick, Mark Brzezick,
Paul Williams, Jaz Lochrie, Jon Astley, Jody Linscott, Peter Hope-Evans, and the Kick horns.
Featured Vocalists: Ian Wilson and Tessa Niles
Backing Vocals: Billy Nicholls, Ian Wilson, Tessa Niles, Kate Kissoon.
Extras: Chyna, Dee Lewis, Mike Nicholls, Simon Townshend, Paul Townshend Cleveland Watkiss, Susie Webb


English Boy/ Meher Baba M4 (Signal Box)
Released on Atlantic 756787321-2, 1993 (Australia)
CD Single


ENGLISH BOY

I'm an English boy
I was brought up right
Hold me down
And I will bite
I know no fear
I serve with joy
I'm proud to be here
An English boy

I feel like a stray dog
Blurred like a movie
You say you've come to arrest me
But you're just trying to test me
I'm bored with your prejudice
Spreading like a fever
Your promises to train me
Are just attempts to restrain me

I'm an English boy
Precisely made
You can pin me down
I am not afraid
I show no fear
I will serve with joy
I'm proud to be here
An English boy

Use me like a headline
Cut pieces to pieces
I'm black on the tube line
Red on the touch-line
Freezing up the future
Stopping every stopwatch
You say we're moving like an oil slick
Thicker than a house brick

I'm an English boy
I was brought up right
If you raise your dress
Then I will bite
My voice is clear
I got perfect poise
Good to be down here
With all the English boys

And I don't know where I am now
Or where I'm gonna go
I just keep going round and round on the circle line
Like some demented kind a commuta
Trying to avoid paying for my ticket
I'm a lost soul
I read about myself in the newspapers
I'm a pig
I'm a thug
I've got nowhere to go but down

Feel like I'm kicking at a dead man
Kicking in the chorus
I'm broken by hatred
While politicians just ignore us
You never gave me any value
You didn't give me any reason
There's no tools and no toys
For any English boys

I'm an English boy
I was brought up right
Hold me down
And I will bite
I know no fear
I will serve with joy
I'm proud to be here
An English boy

I'm an English boy
I'm an English boy
I'm an English boy
No tools, no toys for any English boy
English boy


MEHER BABA M3
(INSTRUMENTAL)

We are an universal dream
We are an universal dream
We are an universal dream
We are an universal dream


LET'S GET PRETENTIOUS

Let's get pretentious
Put on an act
Let's get pretentous
Embroider fact
Exaggerate it
Dress up the bland
Let's overrate it
Let the critics be damned
Let's get sensuous
Put on some airs
Let's drink Kailua
And sit bored on the stairs
Let's get excited
When we say hello
Let's be delighted
Though it's nobody we know

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much
But so and so said such and such

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much

Let's find a market
For sparkling wit
Let's make a target
Of anyone with a hit
Let's keep some secrets
Let's make them up
Put them together
Then break them up

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much
But so and so said such and such

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much

(guitar solo)

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much
But so and so said such and such

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much

Let's find a market
For sparkling wit
Let's make a target
Of anyone with a hit
Let's keep some secrets
Let's make them up
Put them together
Then break them up

Let's get sensuous
Put on some some airs
Let's drink Kailua's
And sit bored on the stairs
Let's get excited
When we say hello
Let's be delighted
Though it's nobody we know

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much

I don't know much
But I know what I like
I don't know much

Let's get pretentious
Put on an act
Let's get pretentious
Embroider fact
Exaggerate it
Dress up the bland
Let's overrate it
Let the critics be damned


MEHER BABA M4 (signal box)

(INSTRUMENTAL)


EARLY MORNING DREAMS

You are safe from harm on the grid
You are safe from harm

This is the dream that I wake up dreaming
Lovin' my lover under dawn-pink skies
A perfect design that I wake up scheming
What I recall when I first open my eyes

This is the tune that you're always hearing
What you'll remember when you've broken the ties
We're dancing together as the sun is appearing
Again and again you awake in surprise

Early morning dreams

You feel so tender-you feel so wet
You feel so secure so deep in love and yet the feeling is fleeting
You're a fugitive, safe at last
Your heart is beating
Will you relive the recent past?

Early morning dreams come true
I've proved it now that I'm here with you
You are here by my side
I'm siding with you
Early morning dreams come true


I WANT THAT THING

Free ride to the house of life
Free ride to the house of life
Free ride to the house of life
Free ride to the house of life
Free ride to the house of life
Free ride

I work hard at my job
I save and I save
I know what I deserve
After all that I gave
You know I want that thing
You know I want that thing

Put aside a little money
Almost every day
When I think that I'm close
It just gets further away
You know I want that thing
I want that thing

Free ride to the house of life
I want that thing
Free ride to the house of life
I want that thing
Free ride to the house of life
I want that thing

Don't know if it's truth
Don't know if it's lies
I just can't be aloof
To what you advertise
You know I want that thing
I want that thing

(solo)

I can't wait
Any longer to choose
If I can't get my own
Gonna have to take yours from youze
I want that thing
I want it, I want it, I really want that thing

Free ride to the house of life-I want that thing
Free ride to the house of life-I want that thing
Free ride to the house of life-I want that thing
Free ride to the house of life-I want that thing
Free ride I wanna free ride

OUTLIVE THE DINOSAUR

I breathe
My throat clenches
Clutching to exclude
A dozen different stenches
In Falmouth Bay
A blue whale rolls
Gonna drown in the swill
From city sewer holes
Summers longer
Deltas gashed
Ancient trees
Uprooted, smashed
Time is generous-more, take more
Time is generous-more, take more
Time is generous-more, take more
I must outrun the dinosaur

A silent temple
Marble-hard
Decays and softens
Battle-scarred
A relic deaf
To bits and streams
And polo-necks
And perfect jeans
Obsessed with silence
Spiked by noise
I hold my son
I plan his toys
Time expansive-more, take more
Time expansive-more, take more
Time expansive-more, take more
I must outlive the dinosaur

Rising rivers
Drown new shoots
Words and breath
In death cahoots
The strong survive
To wean more brutes
Who grow and seed
Extend their roots
Cowards, bombs
And scab recruits
Like monkeys trapped
In monkey suits
Time is plentiful-more, take more
Time is plentiful-more, take more
Time is plentiful-more, take more
I must outfight the dinosaur

NOW AND THEN

Now and then you see a soul and you fall in love
You can't do a thing about it
(repeat 3 times)

In you I saw someone that I recognized
Had no idea what was in your mind
I met your eyes and I was hypnotized
I let our lives become entwined

Now and then you see a soul and you fall in love
You can't do a thing about it
Now and then you see a soul and you fall in love
You can't do a thing about it

I feel so badly Darlin' all the time
I have tortured you so long
But I am helpless in this pantomime
I am aware that I was wrong

Now and then you see a soul and you fall in love
You can't do a thing about it
(repeat 3 times)

For though you knew that I was twice your age
To make you laugh seemed you enough
I thought we'd love and then and then you'd turn the page
I'd have to suffer your rebuff

And it was me who had the most to gain
Despite the fact that I now have lost
The only love that ever caused me pain
I feel like a double head was tossed

Now and the you see a soul and you fall in love
And you can't do a thing about it

I AM AFRAID

I stand beside you
I face the future
I'll admit to you
I am afraid
I am afraid
As I stand beside you
I have denied you
I am afraid

I am not drunk now
I am not pilled down
My windows wound down
I am not brainwashed
I am not running
I am not hiding
My bet's still riding
I am afraid

I swing you high-o
I swing you low-a
I see your eye-o
I see you grow-a
I hear you crying
Your brother's dying
Be no more lying
I am afraid

I am afraid
As I stand beside you
I have denied you
I am afraid
I stand beside you
I face the future
I'll admit to you
I am afraid

By my religion
I stand here naked
I cannot fake it
With God as witness
My little children
Who wait for feeding'
I watch you bleeding'
I am afraid

I am afraid
As I stand beside you
I have denied you
I am afraid
I stand beside you
I face the future
I'll admit to you
I am afraid



Don't Try to Make Me Real
Released on Atlantic PRCD 5220, 1993 (USA)
CD Single Promo

DON'T TRY TO MAKE ME REAL

Make me of clay, make me of steel
But whatever you do don't try and make me real
Make me your dream, a secretive deal
But don't ever scheme to try and make me real

Stop trying to make me real
I haven't got the kind of heart a lover can steal
Stop crying, I just can't feel
Any sympathy for someone trying to make me real

Make me of shit in a two-teenier deal
Make me of pornography in a pedophile wheel
Whatever I do, whatever I feel
By your double standard I will never be real

Stop trying to make me real
I haven't got the kind of heart a lover can steal
Stop crying, I just can't feel
Any sympathy for someone trying to make me

Why can't you settle for a fantasy?
You're so convinced that I'm the man to see
I can't live up to
What you give up to
I fail to see the perfect man in me

Make me from your magazine a listed ideal
Dress me in the doll's house your knickers conceal
Make me your brother-lover beau-ideal
But you will soon discover lover can't be real

Stop trying to make me real
I haven't got the kind of heart a lover can steal
Stop crying, I just can't feel
Any sympathy for someone trying to make me real
(repeat 3 times)

PREDICTABLE

Your love is so predictable
I can rely on you to blow my brain
You always know which trick to pull
I can predict you'll drive me wild-insane

Your love is so predictable
Oh yes it is
(repeat 4 times)

Your body's so delectable
I know for sure I'm gonna be amazed
You get me so erectable
I can predict you're gonna leave me raised

Your love is so predictable
Oh yes it is
(repeat 4 times)

Your love is always so theatrical
My performance should make you rave
Or I will have to hear the cat-you-call
I know how bad you misbehave

Your love is so predictable
It's just like climbing in a laser plane
You always know which trick to pull
Just as I'm driving deep down again

Your love is always so theatrical
My performance better make you rave
Or I will have to hear the cat-you-call
I know how bad you can misbehave

Most lovers' lovin' is heart-a-beatin' it
Depends on a tension to keep intact
This lover's lovin' is hard to beat it
Will a'lend pretentious to the matter of fact

Your love is so predictable
You take this Taurus boy by the horn
But you know how to tick the bull
I can predict you're gonna have me torn

Your love is always so theatrical
My performance better make you rave
Or I will have to hear the cat-you-call
I know how bad you misbehave

You love is so

FLAME

You shone like a light to follow
Knowing I would
You graced me with a precious gift
That no one else could
Touched by your presence I surrender
You gave me a lead and I was a follower
A quest  to succeed, I am a discoverer

Flame! You set me on fire
Nothing can take me any higher
I'm fueled on emotion and full of desire
Flame! Show me the way

Watching the candle glisten
Put's spark in my head
History being written
Washed up in the sand
Touched by your presence I surrender oh yea
You gave me a lead and I was a follower
A quest  to succeed, I am a discoverer

Flame! You set me on fire
Nothing can take me any higher
I'm fueled on emotion and full of desire
Flame! Show me the way
(guitar solo)
You gave me a lead and I was a follower
A quest  to succeed, I am a discoverer
Hold on the flame and feel the power

Flame! You set me on fire
Nothing can take me any higher
I'm fueled on emotion and full of desire
Flame!
(repeat 3 times and fade)


MEHER BABA M4 (vivaldi)

(INSTRUMENTAL)

FAKE IT

You can fake it
Hold my hand
If you take it
I will understand

I don't care if you fake it
I don't give a damn
I don't care if you fake it
Don't you understand

You might laugh at me later
But why not smile at me now
Don't ever feel like a traitor
You're not letting me down

Fake it, fake it
I can take it
Love's just an end, it's the means we feel
Fake it, fake it
I can make it
Why not pretend that your love is real
Why not fake it?

I'm going to ask you to act it
Don't let me see if you're bored
If you use the right tactic
You will hear me applaud
I don't mind what you're thinking
I'll just guess what you feel
Don't regret you've been drinking
To make your pleasure look real

Fake it, fake it
I can take it
I don't believe in eternity
Fake it, fake it
Help me make it
I've taken leave of all dignity
Why not fake it?

I am prepared to put up with this
Because I love you so much
And I know that you probably don't love me in the same way
But if you care for me at all
Then take me in your arms
Fabricate the way you feel
I'll just pretend that it's all for real
Fake it anyway

Fake it, fake it
I can take it
I don't believe in eternity
Fake it, fake it
Help me make it
I've taken leave of all dignity

Fake it, fake it
I can take it
Love's just an end, it's the means we feel
Fake it, fake it
I can make it
Why not pretend that your love is real
Why not fake it?
Why not pretend that your love is real

You can fake it
Hold my had
If you fake it
I will understand


English Boy (CD Single)
Released on Atlantic PRCD 5102-2, 1993 (USA)
"no dialogue and censored dialogue".

ENGLISH BOY (reprise)

I was an English boy
I was brought up right
You cold hold me down
And I would bite
I knew no fear
I served with joy
I was proud to be here
An English boy

You spray like a tomcat
Piss like a stray dog
Swear like a sailor
Speaking in gang tongues
Kicking in chorus
Stabbing to order
Slashing like a blind man
Lost like a soldier

I was an English boy
Precisely made
You could pin me down
I was not afraid
I showed no fear
I served with joy
I was so proud to be here
An English boy

Blurred like a movie
Gray under streetlights
Gray in the sunshine
So black on the tube line
Red on the touchline
Moving like a fever
Spreading like an oil slick
Thicker than a house brick

I was an English boy
I was brought up right
If you raised your dress
Then I would bite
My voice was clear
I had perfect poise
Was good to be down here
With all the English boys

And I don't know where I am now
Or where I'm gonna go
I keep going round and round on the circle line
Like some demented kind of commuta
Trying to avoid paying for my ticket
I'm a lost soul
I read about myself in the newspapers
I'm a pig
I'm a thug
I've got nowhere to go but down

(guitar solo)

Stand up, when I'm talking to you boy
Stand up, when I'm talking to you boy
Stand up, stand up, stand up!
Stand up!
(etc)

Slow like a prejudice
Broken like  hatred
Kicking at a dead man
Cut pieces to pieces
Marking your territory
Freezing the future
Stopping the stopwatch
I am despairing

I was an English boy
I was brought up right
You could hold me down
And I would bite
I knew no fear
And I served with joy
I was proud to be here
An English boy

I was an English boy
yes I was
I was an English boy
(repeat 7 times)



Psycoderelict Special Radio Edit Promo
Released on Atlantic PRCD 5103-2, 1993. (USA) CD

All songs by Pete Townshend except
FLAME written by Simon Townshend, Josh Phillips-Gorse, Gavin Lewis, Mark Brezicki & Jaz Lorich
FAKE IT written by Pete Townshend, Jon Astley,Billy Nicholls & John Lind

All lyrics  1993 Eel Pie Publishing and possessions by Towser Tunes, Inc. BMI
[EXCEPT]
FAKE IT  1993 Eel Pie Publishing.EMI Virgin songs Inc/ Big Mystiqe music, BMI/A-Sharp Publishing Co, LTD., PRS adm. by
WB music corp.,ASCAP/Twickenham Tunes Ltd.,PRS
FLAME  1993 Simon Townshend, Josh Phillips-Gorse, Gavin Lewis,Mark Brezicki & Jaz Lorich BMI/ASCAP
MEHER BABA M3, MEHER BABA M4 (SIGNAL BOX), MEHER BABA (VIVALDI)  1971 Fabulous music Ltd, and Towser tunes., BMI

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