'Nogoodboyo' David Griffith
2011-02-17
david griffith

Story

Regardless of the ominous rumbles backstage, the lives of people continue with births, deaths and all between. The fall of Empire and the looting of the treasuries is, perhaps, a distant horizon for those with new born children.

Lyrics

RECOGNITION OF THE CHILD I RECOGNISE THIS MIST ........... I’VE WALKED THIS PATH BEFORE I RECOGNISE THIS MIST ............................. BEFORE I WENT TO WAR MY SENSES ARE ALERT, THERE IS NO NEED FOR HASTE I RECOGNISE THIS WAR ON PEACE I RECOGNISE MY STATE OF GRACE DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE TO BE OUR PERSONAL DOWNFALL - TOO MUCH AT STAKE WE’VE WALKED THIS PATH BEFORE IT WAS IN ANCIENT TIMES - YOU REMEMBER WE’VE HAD OUR ARMAGEDDON - WE’VE HAD OUR HOLOCAUST WE’VE WALKED THIS PATH BEFORE .... WE KNOW THE COST DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE TO BE OUR PERSONAL DOWNFALL - TOO MUCH AT STAKE I RECOGNISE THIS CHILD, I RECOGNISE THE NEED TO BE GENTLE I RECOGNISE THIS MUCH ...... WE’VE WALKED THIS PATH BEFORE I CANNOT SAY WHICH NEED IS MORE BUT NEEDS OUR DEDICATION I WILL NOT ALLOW FOR THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE TO BE OUR PERSONAL DOWNFALL - TOO MUCH AT STAKE I RECOGNISE THIS MIST............ I’VE WALKED THIS PATH BEFORE THE MIST IS JUST BEFORE MY EYES ........... ...............EXTENDS NO MORE MY VISION CLEARS UP, THERE IS NO NEED FOR HASTE I RECOGNISE THIS NEW BORN CHILD I RECOGNISE OUR STATE OF GRACE WE WILL NOT ALLOW FOR THE FALL OF THE EMPIRE TO BE OUR PERSONAL DOWNFALL - TOO MUCH AT STAKE D GRIFFITH 23/12/08
david griffith
2011-06-01
david griffith

Story

more cliches than you can poke a stick at but, hopefully, the lyric works anyway

Lyrics

MY BABY LEFT ME YOUR BABY LEFT YOU DOG’LL BE THE NEXT THING TO DIE MY BABY LEFT ME YOUR BABY LEFT YOU BOTH HAD GOOD REASON TO CRY SOUNDS LIKE COUNTRY, SOUND LIKE BLUES SOUNDS LIKE WE ALL LOST OUR WAY GOT SOME NEWS FOR YOU, NOT THE BLUES FOR YOU GOT THE GOOD NEWS THAT’S THE WAY IT WAS, NOT THE WAY IT IS, NOT THE WAY OF IT BABY THAT’S THE WAY IT WAS, NOT THE WAY IT IS, HEY ……..HEY…….HEY YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME, SO GOOD FOR ME YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME ....... BABY YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME, YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME ..... ANYWAY YOU WANT TO LOOK AT IT ANYWAY YOU CHOOSE TO SEE ANYWAY YOU WANT TO LOOK AT IT …… YOU MADE YOUR OWN WAY TO ME YOU FOUND ME, I FOUND YOU , YOU FOUND ME HEY……………………….. PERFECT DAY WOKE UP ONE MORNING, NEW DAY WAS DAWNING KNEW THAT YOU’RE GOING TO STAY… YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME, SO GOOD FOR ME YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME ....... BABY YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME, SO GOOD FOR ME ..... CHANGE OLD SONGS WITH ME, WRITE NEW WORDS WITH ME, OPEN YOUR HEART, OPEN THAT FLOWER SING YOUR SONG WITH ME, TURN YOUR FACE TO ME ” HEY ..... ........HERE’S LOVING YOU ” .......WITH POWER ................. YOU FOUND ME, I FOUND YOU , YOU FOUND ME HEY……………………….. PERFECT DAY WOKE UP ONE MORNING ......... NEW DAY WAS DAWNING KNEW THAT YOU’RE GOING TO STAY… YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME, SO GOOD FOR ME YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME ....... BABY YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME, YOU’RE SO GOOD FOR ME ..... D GRIFFITH copyright june 2011
'Nogoodboyo' - David Griffith
2011-02-17
david griffith

Story

some songs arrive in parts.... I'd written a very sombre lyric and sung it to a friend who thought it so sad that perhaps I could find - not exactly a silver lining - but more 'another side'

Lyrics

WHEN ANGELS CALL I CANNOT SEE AND ALL AROUND IS DARKNESS I CANNOT FEEL AND EVERYTHING IS NUMB I CAN NOT DIE MY HEART MY BODY GOES ON BEATING I TURN TO WOOD, I TURN TO FIRE, I TURN TO STONE WHEN ANGELS FALL - I COULD SAY I’M LONELY WHEN ANGELS FALL I COULD SAY I’M SAD IT DOESN’T TAKE TOO MUCH TO MAKE TEARS IN THESE EYES TEARS IN THESE EYES HEAVEN MOVES, THE SKY ABOVE ME KEEPS ON TURNING I CANNOT FEEL AND EVERYTHING IS NUMB I CAN NOT DIE MY HEART MY BODY KEEPS ON YEARNING I TURN TO WOOD, I TURN TO FIRE, I TURN TO STONE WHEN ANGELS FALL - I COULD SAY I’M SORRY WHEN ANGELS FALL I COULD SAY I’M SAD IT DOESN’T TAKE TOO MUCH TO MAKE TEARS IN THESE EYES TEARS IN THESE EYES WHEN ANGELS SING - I COULD SAY I’M HAPPY WHEN ANGELS SING I COULD SAY I’M GLAD IT DOESN’T TAKE TOO MUCH TO MAKE TEARS IN THESE EYES TEARS IN THESE EYES - WHEN ANGELS CALL David Griffith 31/3/2009
'Nogoodboyo' - David Griffith
2011-02-17
david griffith

Story

no story as such - more a reflection

Lyrics

GIVE ME A LIFE GIVE ME A LIFE WHERE I DARE LOVE SO MUCH THAT I FALL ALL OVER MY FEET AND GET IN THE WAY, GET IN THE WAY OH FOR A LIFE WHERE WE DARE LOVE SO MUCH THAT WE FALL ALL OVER OUR FEET AND LOVE RIGHT AWAY, LOVE RIGHT AWAY THIS IS THE TIME BETWEEN YOU AND ME, THAT THE WATERS RUN DEEP … THE WATERS RUN CLEAR ........ AS EXPECTED .......... AS REQUESTED TOAST TO THE TIME WHEN WE LOVE FAR TOO MUCH AND FALL ALL OVER OUR FEET AND GET IN THE WAY, GET CAUGHT IN THE WAY THIS IS THE TIME BETWEEN YOU AND ME, THAT THE WATERS RUN DEEP - THE WATERS RUN CLEAR IN ABUNDANCE … WE HAVE SUBSTANCE OH FOR A LIFE WHERE WE LOVE JUST ENOUGH TO FALL ALL OVER OUR FEET AND THEN FIND THE WAY, GET RIGHT IN THE WAY THIS IS THE TIME BETWEEN YOU AND ME, THAT THE WATERS RUN DEEP … THE WATERS RUN CLEAR ........ AS EXPECTED .......... AS REQUESTED TIME IS THE MESSENGER, TIME IS THE KING, TIME IS THE SERVANT THROUGH WHICH WE BRING TO COMPLETION – WHAT IS HIDDEN ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM MERRILY MERRILY MERRILY LIFE IS BUT A DREAM OH FOR A LIFE WHERE WE LOVE JUST ENOUGH TO FALL ALL OVER OUR FEET AND THEN FIND THE WAY, LOVE RIGHT AWAY David Griffith 18/3/09
David Griffith
2011-02-17
david griffith

Lyrics

LET ME TELL YOU ‘BOUT THE WAYS I LOVE YOU..........AH I CAN LET THAT GO DON’T KNOW MUCH ‘BOUT PAIN OR SORROW HOPE THE SUN DO RISE TOMORROW SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU WHEN YOU’RE COLD AND FEELING LONELY AND I’M NOT THERE TO WARM YOU - ONLY SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU SHINE ON YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU X 2 THE RIVER DEEP HAS BROKE IT’S BANK, IT’S THROUGH THE LEVY THE NIGHT IS LONG, THE MOON IS GONE, MY ARMS GROW HEAVY THE DOGS OF WAR ARE PROWLING THE YOUNGEST CHILD IS HOWLING BLOOD AND TEARS ARE INTERMINGLED NOT THAT WE’VE BEEN SINGLED OUT BY GRACE OR VIRTUE, FAME OR FORTUNE..THEY COME KNOCKING, THEY COME CALLING THIS IS WHERE THOSE FLIGHTS OF ANGELS THEY’RE SO NEEDED.... THEY COME FALLING, THEY COME FALLING .......... DON’T KNOW MUCH ‘BOUT DAYS OF GLORY, WINE AND ROSES — SOMEONE’S STORY MAYBE THAT’S FOR YOU AND THAT’S FOR ME BUT I’M NOT SAD AND I’M NOT GRIEVING ‘CAUSE I KNOW AND STILL BELIEVE IN YOU HAVE LOVED WITH ME AND ME WITH YOU DON’T KNOW MUCH ‘BOUT PAIN OR SORROW HOPE THE SUN DO RISE TOMORROW SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU WHEN YOU’RE COLD AND FEELING LONELY AND I’M NOT THERE TO WARM YOU - ONLY SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU SHINE ON YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU x 2 LET ME TELL YOU ‘BOUT THE WAYS I LOVE YOU.....WELL...... I CAN LET THAT GO David Griffith 2.9..01
David Griffith
2011-02-17
david griffith

Lyrics

DARLING CHILD WE HAD A DARLING CHILD, A BONNIE BABE, YOU WILL AGREE WE HAD A DARLING CHILD WHO GREW TO BE FAIR MAIDEN, A GRACEFUL GIRL WHO ROAMED THE WORLD WHO WON SOME HEARTS, WHO PLAYED HER PART IN JOINING WITH THE JOY SHE BROUGHT AROUND HER SHE TRAVELLED THE WORLD AND SHE WALKED UPON THE MOUNTAIN RANGES, ................................................................. SHE SAILED THE SEVEN SEAS UPON ANOTHER PATH, ANOTHER ROAD, A YOUNG MAN ROAMS HE HAS A BEARING BOLD, AN EYE ON FAR HORIZONS A FINE YOUNG MAN, A LOVELY CHILD, A LIKELY LAD, HIS MOTHER’S JOY HE GREW TO BE THE MAN WHO STANDS BEFORE HER HE TRAVELLED THE WORLD AND THEN HE WALKED UPON THE MOUNTAIN RANGES, ....................................................................- HE SAILED THE SEVEN SEAS AND WHEN THEIR PATHS DID CROSS, IN EARLY PRIME, AT THE RIGHT TIME , AND WHEN THEIR PATHS DID CROSS HE WOOED HER AS A LADY THE LADY FAIR WITH GOLDEN HAIR, NATIVE GRACE AND FAVOUR RARE HE PLEDGED HIS HEART, ON BENDED KNEE, TO WED HER THEY TRAVELLED THE WORLD AND THEY WALKED UPON THE MOUNTAIN RANGES, ........................................................... - THEY SAILED THE SEVEN SEAS WE HAD A DARLING CHILD, A BONNIE BABE, YOU WILL AGREE WE HAD A DARLING CHILD WHO GREW TO BE FAIR MAIDEN, A GRACEFUL GIRL WHO ROAMED THE WORLD WHO WON SOME HEARTS, WHO PLAYED HER PART IN JOINING WITH THE JOY SHE BROUGHT AROUND HER THEY TRAVELLED THE WORLD AND THEY WALKED UPON THE MOUNTAIN RANGES, ................................................................. THEY SAILED THE SEVEN SEAS David Griffith 16TH October 2010
saucepanbach - nogoodboyo
2011-05-26
david griffith

Lyrics

SHINE ON YOU ( talking on the telephone) LET ME TELL YOU ‘BOUT THE WAYS I LOVE YOU..........AH I CAN LET THAT GO DON’T KNOW MUCH ‘BOUT PAIN OR SORROW HOPE THE SUN DO RISE TOMORROW SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU WHEN YOU’RE COLD AND FEELING LONELY AND I’M NOT THERE TO WARM YOU -ONLY SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU SHINE ON YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU X 2 THE RIVER DEEP HAS BROKE IT’S BANK, IT’S THROUGH THE LEVY THE NIGHT IS LONG, THE MOON IS GONE, MY ARMS GROW HEAVY THE DOGS OF WAR ARE PROWLING THE YOUNGEST CHILD IS HOWLING BLOOD AND TEARS ARE INTERMINGLED NOT THAT WE’VE BEEN SINGLED OUT BY GRACE OR VIRTUE, FAME OR FORTUNE..THEY COME KNOCKING, THEY COME CALLING THIS IS WHERE THOSE FLIGHTS OF ANGELS THEY’RE SO NEEDED.... THEY COME FALLING, THEY COME FALLING .......... DON’T KNOW MUCH ‘BOUT DAYS OF GLORY WINE AND ROSES — SOMEONE’S STORY MAYBE THAT’S FOR YOU AND THAT’S FOR ME BUT I’M NOT SAD AND I’M NOT GRIEVING ‘CAUSE I KNOW AND STILL BELIEVE IN YOU HAVE LOVED WITH ME AND ME WITH YOU DON’T KNOW MUCH ‘BOUT PAIN OR SORROW HOPE THE SUN DO RISE TOMORROW SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU WHEN YOU’RE COLD AND FEELING LONELY HOPE THE SUN DO WARM YOU ... ONLY SHINE A LITTLE EXTRA LIGHT ON YOU SHINE ON YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU x 2 LET ME TELL YOU ‘BOUT THE WAYS I LOVE YOU.....WELL...... I CAN LET THAT GO DAVID GRIFFITH 2.9..01 copyright
saucepanbach - nogoodboyo
2011-05-26
david griffith

Lyrics

ONCE UPON A TIME ONCE UPON A TIME FAR ACROSS THE SEA YOU CAME TO PLAY AND HAVE A HOLIDAY AND YOU SMILED AT US AS WE SMILED AT YOU YOU HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AND THEN YOU WENT AWAY OUR ISLAND HOME COULD SLIP AWAY THIS IS THE TRUTH WE FACE TODAY IT’S NOT THE DISTANT FUTURE IT’S NOT THE FAR OFF GRAVE WHERE WILL OUR CHILDREN GROW AND PLAY WILL YOU STAND WITH US ON THIS PERFECT DAY IF OUR ISLAND HOME JUST SLIPS AWAY DO YOU HAVE THE ROOM DO YOU HAVE THE HEART ARE YOU PREPARED TO SHARE OR IS THIS WHERE WE PART ONCE UPON A TIME FAR ACROSS THE SEA YOU CAME TO PLAY AND HAVE A HOLIDAY AND YOU SMILED AT US AS WE SMILED AT YOU YOU HAD A WONDERFUL TIME....WILL YOU STAY AWAY DAVID GRIFFITH copyright 15/7/08
david griffith and unknown friends
2011-05-18
david griffith

Story

There are only a few words to this song and three chords.... perhaps A,D & E. Recorded in Fairlight, a suberb of Sydney, in a flat above a shop, by a New Zealand couple for whom all detail like names has vanished into time. I don't know how we met or decided to record but the song is very 'chirpy'and we made the most of it. The guitarist was named 'Fingers' becaus he'd lost a few. Both he and his wife did back up voices. I think she played the Casio keyboard.......I played the blues harp and sang. We came into each others lives and out again in quick succession. They were very nice people as their music demonstrates. Echoes of Alice in Wonderland and The Lobster Quadrille. It's a very good song to singalong to.

Lyrics

WILL YOU WONT YOU WILL YOU WONT YOU WILL YOU JOIN THE DANCE x 2 I DON’T MIND, I DON’T MIND IF I DO x2 ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO x2 SOMETIMES UP AROUND AND SOMETIMES SLOW x2 AND WE SAY EEB BO BAH BEY, EEB BO BAH BEY, EEB BO BAH BEY x2 EEB BO BAH BEY, SEVERA EVERA DEVERA NINKA NANKA NOO x2 copyright 1986 david griffith