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Friendship Gift

by Sir Bobby Jukebox

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1.
I don't know why you left the cake out in the rain I was hoping that one day you might explain I don't know why you left those sweets out in the sun You ruined the birthday for everyone But I'll admit that it's a lot to talk about Yeah it's a lot to talk about We got a lot to talk about I'll ride a rollercoaster round the world Waving to everyone I'll sing them all the songs they haven't heard Then I predict they'll fall in love They'll all be in love, just like us. We're all in love! I don't know why you let the bunting go aflame Or how you reckoned it was me that was to blame I don't know why you shit on everybody's fun My verse will end soon, but your sentence just begun And I'll admit that it's a lot to talk about Yeah it's a lot to talk about We got a lot to talk about I'll ride a rollercoaster round the world Waving to everyone I'll sing them all the songs they haven't heard Then I predict they'll fall in love They'll all be in love, just like us.
2.
Some of us kids get taken away Some of us kids are staging the passion play Some of us kids are tracing our names Some of us kids are taking the long way home We're never going home. Do what you gotta do to make your dreams come true And say what you gotta say to keep the pricks at bay Some of us kids are praying all day Some of us kids are raiding the buffet Some of us kids are saying "no way" Some of us kids are taking the long way home We're never going home. Do what you gotta do to make your dreams come true And say what you gotta say to keep the pricks at bay
3.
In an old abandoned studio With nothing to say I saw your golden boy obsessing over Match of the Day But I got the four-track fixed Made a new list of games I'm unravelling the plastic of a C-88 But I'll only sing "la la-la-la-la la" I've heard that nothing rhymes with "treachery" I know plenty rhymes with "pray" Wish I had other things to think about on my birthday But if it's true Byzantium is burning, then go buy a bouquet And I'll meet you for a cuddle at the Kung Fu Buffet But I wanna know where, oh where do the dreams go? La la-la-la-la la No, I never know what things to say when I'm on my own.
4.
I find a funfair Tonight, I fight nightmares When I clean the time and blood from my fingers A lover of life A hunter of moonlight A singer A singer of songs, Your time is up. A lover of life The hunted at midnight A singer of songs, You are gone. Fra Lippo Lippi Out of my window, to the sea Out of my window, come with me It was the summer It was the summer, but I was afraid someone would see Fiddle feet you Fiddle feet me Fiddle-dee-dum Diddle-dee-dee It was the summer, I love the summer!
5.
You only dance when there's nothing left to move for, You only dance when there's nothing left to groove for... You only dance when there's nothing left to move for And I don't feel right with that. No, I don't feel right with you only dancing when there's nothing left to groove for... I don't feel right with that cos they're always bad songs. You know I hate the bad songs, Yeah, I hate the bad songs. We wanna be the first to the dancefloor We wanna be the first, so hurry up. To twirl and pirouette with you is all I wanna do. We've got to be the first, so hurry up!
6.
You Are Here 03:46
Digging a maze Hoping for praise I got lost until the morning I was afraid of giving away my side of the deal Now things will never be the same, But why would anybody want that? No, things will never be the same, But why would anyone want that? Those were the days You've seen all the plays, But I know I gotta keep exploring For the treasure we made, but buried in haste Before we checked that it was real. "I'm on duty until dawn and 'til dawn I shall stay" We don't care where we came from The only map that matters says "YOU ARE HERE" No, we don't care where we came from The only map that matters says "YOU ARE HERE"
7.
I was an early legend of the small screen I spent the spent the first forty seconds of my life just playing pretend. Living in the corner of your Granny's living room Killing the time between each episode hoping it would never end. But I've been dreaming way too much And I can't wait to just grow up. Together, we can recreate the theme We'll be out of tune, but in harmony. Without an army of adoring fans around me, I saw a pencil coming upside down Writing me out of the show. So if you really are the girl of my dreams, Then it's only really fair that I should be the boy of yours. Cos I've been dreaming way too much And I can't wait to just grow up. Together, we can recreate the theme We'll be out of tune, but in harmony.
8.
I'm still waiting for the nice policeman to arrive To take me by the thumb. But I know that I will still be here tonight When the metal detectors arrive and the surfers start to drum. They will crash They will burn And their hearts, they will yearn for the time wasted in the morning. I was building castles just for fun I didn't mean to hurt no-one I think I just got too much sun. I don't think that I can sunbathe here again I thought the tuk-tuk guys were my friends. No, I don't think that I can sunbathe here again I guess good things gotta come to an end We will crash We will burn And our hearts, they will yearn for the time wasted in the morning. Never have I ever been sold a lamp with a genie in it. I wish that today would hang around, Not go away. That's what I'm talking about!
9.
El Diablo 02:45
You will line up for us, You will light up for us. El Diablo, He's the demon I told you about. El Diablo, Seal the bottle and don't let him out.
10.
Everywhere I go, I know a braying mob will form in front of me "Tell us where you call your home", they'll say, "And tell us why you're here." I'll say "I'm waving my flags for the colours and flags for the ceremony Waving my flags for the neighbourhood." Every mayor I overthrow puts the same questions in front of me. "Why do you deserve the throne?" he says, "And why are you even here?" I say "I'm waving my flags for the colours and flags for the ceremony Waving my flags for the neighbourhood."
11.
Parrot Time 03:30
Parrot time in my mind, All tangled up in the nettles. Parrot time in my mind, All tangled up in the nettles. When I saw the cuckoo, I recognised his tune But when I whistled, that's when he flew And everything was ruined. Parrot time in rewind, I'm trying to get away from the gulls. Parrot time in rewind, I'm trying to get away from the gulls. When I saw the cuckoo, I recognised his tune But when I whistled, that's when he flew And everything was ruined. Hearts... Jungles of lies Help me decide where we can find some treasure I've juggled my time Taming all mine, So this can be the best one ever. Why do you believe me?
12.
Factor 50 05:34
I've been breaking rocks in the middle of the night It's so exciting. Cuckoos tick and talk, And I think that I would like to just do my thing. But everybody knows that we are four days down Everybody knows the weekend's coming around Everybody knows that when you all hear this sound, You'll need your suncream and your medicine. I don't wanna be paid to be overpolite (on a rock that's gliding around the sun, In a corpse, temporarily alive) So I'll just do my thing. But everybody knows that we are four days down Everybody knows the weekend's coming around Everybody knows that when you all hear this sound, You'll need your suncream and your medicine. Everybody knows Everybody knows Everybody knows Everybody knows
13.
Pray for old July Stuck at the bottom of a well with adrenaline And no lie, he coulda tried to make it happen He coulda tried to take the sunburn out of my eye. Let's take over Versailles The crown will be yours and the galleries will be mine. We could try to make it happen, We could try to take the sunburn out of my mind. What are you waiting for? Do you have a severed head? I thought that laugh would never end, Now I'm way too old to play pretend. What are you waiting for? Do you want a severed head? I thought that laugh would never end, Now I'm way too old to play pretend. Grey old canine, You're as charming as a dog that doesn't bite. You can growl and you can snarl but you can't swallow, You can't break the skin or do damage to the royal hairline. They don't wanna dine, They're all so acidic and we're so alkaline. They can growl and they can snarl but they can't swallow, They can't break the skin or do damage to the royal hairline. What are you waiting for? Do you have a severed head? I thought that laugh would never end, Now I'm way too old to play pretend. What are you waiting for? Do you want a severed head? I thought that laugh would never end, Now I'm way too old to play pretend.
14.
World Peace 03:03
At the end of the day, When the night is young, We'll be out to play and we'll all have so much fun. At the end of the day, When the war is won, We'll be allowed to play and we won't ever have to run again. Cos we can never let love die, No, we can never let love die. We can never let love die, No, we can never ever ever let love die. At the end of the day, When the night is young, We'll be out to play and we'll all have so much fun. At the end of the day, When the world is one, We'll be allowed to play and we won't ever have to run again. Cos we can never let love die, No, we can never let love die. We can never let love die, No, we can never ever ever let love die.

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released May 22, 2020

Written, performed and recorded by Sir Bobby Jukebox.
Mixed by Fiachra McCarthy.
Mastered by Mikey Young.
Released by Already Dead Records.

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