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The Wedding Present - Saturnalia

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Saturnalia

Sep 1996 - UK LP (Cooking Vinyl COOK 099)
Sep 1996 - UK CD (Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 099)

1 Venus (1.53)
2 Real Thing (2.09)
3 Dreamworld (4.23)
4 2, 3, Go (5.13)
5 Snake Eyes (2.03)
6 Hula Doll (2.47)
7 Big Boots (3.45)
8 Montreal (3.06)
9 Skin Diving (3.10)
10 Jet Girl (2.21)
11 Kansas (2.53)
12 50s (4.58)
Total Time: 38.48

Sleeve

Venus No, you didn't hear me wrong
I just thought that you were joking
Well he didn't last for long
And yes that's, kind of, thought provoking

I know what you've come to do
So you can stop your persistent smiling
I'm not going to look at you
Because you're positively too beguiling

You used to hold me
And pretend that I was him
Well, that's what you told me
Oh you may forget but I'll always remember

No, let's not try again
I'm sure you'll manage somehow
You were too good for him
But that's just not good enough for me now

You used to hold me
And pretend that I was him
Well, that's what you told me
Oh you may forget but I'll always remember

Real Thing This is the real thing, there's no doubt
This is what love should be about
This is a feeling I never want to be without

This is the real thing, there's no doubt
This is what love should be about
This is a feeling I never want to be without

You're smart whereas I'm just dumb
You smile and then I succumb
I love watching you when you come

But how can there be so much bliss
In one spur of the moment kiss?
I guess when it's as good as this

This is the real thing, there's no doubt
This is what love should be about
This is a feeling I never want to be without

This is the real thing, there's no doubt
This is what love should be about
This is a feeling I never want to be without

And the moment that I began
To fly higher than Superman
Was when you whispered: "Yes, you can"

You knew just when to undress
You understand, whereas I just guess
But this is something we both possess

This is the real thing, there's no doubt
This is what love should be about
This is a feeling I never want to be without

This is the real thing, there's no doubt
This is what love should be about
This is a feeling I never want to be without

Dreamworld I don't know how many times that I've tried to warn you
How many times I've heard you laugh and say,
"Underneath it all, he's okay"

And how many times have you rang and sworn
You'd given him one last chance and he let you down
But then he'd call and you'd go back round

You know I still care because you only have to phone me
and I'll be over there

Why can't you see just what he's doing to you
Is it all because of him? Well of course it is
And I hate to see you like this

You just won't understand
You don't want to listen do you?
Just because it's not what you like to hear
You ask me, and to me it's clear

You know I still care because you only have to phone me
And I'll be over there to lick your wounds

You know I'll always be here for you
You say you feel left out
Well I know exactly how to cure you

You just can't go on pretending
You just can't go on pretending
You just can't go on pretending
You just can't go on pretending
I'm on my way right over there to lick your wounds

You know I'll always be here for you
You say you feel left out
Well I know exactly how to cure you
You know you make me want to shout
Oh just tell me what is new, girl
You say you feel left out
Well you are living in a dreamworld

2, 3, Go So the right answer is
To dispense with these formalities
We can't possibly fail
Because we can lick thirty tigers today
If you're inclined

I know you won't refuse
Because you agree there is nothing to lose
We're two of a kind
Don't look behind

You're still doubtful but I've
Seen adventures like this one arrive
So many times
You've just got to learn how
Because the future is starting right now
Oh, I just know
You are ready to go

Make a movie today
Buy a red Chevrolet
Let's go swim the Zambezi
Let's do it just because it's easy

Sometimes if we just wait
For the right moment it comes far too late

Oh, I just know
You are ready to go

Ride white horses today
Buy a red Chevrolet
Let's go swim the Zambezi
Let's do it just because it's easy

Let's fly close to the sun
Let's do it just because it's fun
Let's go swim the Zambezi
Let's do it just because it's easy

Make a movie today
Buy a red Chevrolet
Let's go swim the Zambezi
Let's do it just because it's easy

Snake Eyes And stop saying that I can't understand
And stop pretending that you aren't underhand
Don't look surprised
Don't look surprised

Because I know who you're screwing
Yeah, I found out
So tell me, what are you doing?
But without those big fat lies
Those big snake eyes

How could you lie there and hold me
When you knew there was something you hadn't told me?
Yes it's true, don't look surprised
Don't look surprised

You don't stop loving someone just like that
I know exactly what I've lost and I want it back
Without those lies
Those big snake eyes
When will I hear that I am losing you?
When will I hear that I am losing you?
When will I hear that I am losing you?
When will I hear that I am losing you?

Hula Doll You said there's nothing that turns you on more
Than waking up with
Someone you've not woken up with before
And you said that sometimes you'll try things for fun
And you just don't care who with
Well that is exactly what I've just done

She's just a hula doll, and that is all, how does that demean you?
It was just a dance, there's no romance
I've not even spoken to her yet
For God's sake, don't make me choose between you
Oh you're hurt, but I'm just a flirt
I've done nothing I should regret

I just kissed her
I couldn't resist her
I kissed her
I couldn't resist her

I kissed her
I couldn't resist her
I kissed her
I couldn't resist her

Big Boots I know you've put those big boots on because they're kind of scary
You're an Amazon, you're a mercenary
And your boyfriend's gone, but I'm still far too wary of you

I don't know why because my body's aching
You only have to sigh and, well, my hands start shaking
Oh, I've got to try, because my heart is breaking in two
It's just that I don't know what to do

You scare me stiff
You scare me stiff

You like to play, it's true, that's why you're always winning
Well I could do that too, just let me start at the beginning
Because I'm just as good as you, when my head isn't spinning like this

Because you don't know me, there is no reason why you should do
But there are things I've got to see, and if you want to come, you could do
You say that you agree, but if I walk away now, would you be sad
Or would you just think "That's too bad"?

You scare me stiff
You scare me stiff

You scare me stiff
You scare me stiff

Montreal You know I can't stop dreaming about you
I could never imagine life being without you
I count off the minutes just waiting for you to appear

But what's funny is this was day that I chose to
Ask you to live with me, oh, wait, I suppose you
Already suspected the reason I invited you here

Because you just said: "No...
I've got somewhere else to go
And the plans I've made
Don't include you, I'm afraid"
And that's all that you would say

I still can't bring myself to accept what you've told me
I feel so dead inside, oh, won't you just hold me?
How can you believe that these weeks just mean nothing at all?

You just said "Thanks, but no..."
You made your mind up long ago
You didn't even ask for time
To think about just why I'm
So desperate for you to stay
Because you're going to leave me anyway
Well just give me a call
When you reach Montreal
At least I'll know you're there

You know I can't stop dreaming about you
I can't imagine life being without you
You know I can't stop dreaming about you
I can't imagine how

You could just say "Thanks, no...
I've got somewhere else to go
And the plans I've made
Don't include you, I'm afraid"
I really wish that you could stay
But I guess your 'plane leaves any day
Well just give me a call
When it lands in Montreal

Skin Diving I know you said not to call
Well, so what, I've lost you anyway
But, darling, that's not all
I've got something else to say

You pretend that I'm not here
So I guess you're hardly pining
If you want, then I'll disappear
But right now the sun is shining

So come on
Just this one more time
Then I'm gone
Well he can't expect you
To stay home
This is summertime
Besides which, he'd never suspect you

Sure, just take off your things
Because this is such a cool place to swim
We should go skin diving
And just forget about him

Oh come on
Just this one more time
Then I'm gone
Well he can't expect you
To stay home
This is summertime
Besides which, he'd never suspect you

I'll do it if you will
Oh, so then we both agree
That this means you must be still
A little bit in love with me

So come on
Just this one more time
Then I'm gone
Well he can't expect you
To stay home
This is summertime
Besides which, he'd never suspect you

Jet Girl I could call you now
But I know you won't answer
Because someone told me how it always ends

I guess that you could say
I took a great big chance and
Now you've flown away, are we still friends?

You took off like a jet girl
Somehow I knew that it would happen all along
Oh but I can bet girl
Wherever you are, you wont be landing there for long
Unless I'm wrong

I know I've been blind
You only hung around to
See what you could find to turn you on

I could have ignored
The aura that surrounds you
But I'd have been so bored and you'd still be gone

You took off like a jet girl
Somehow I knew that it would happen all along
Oh but I can bet girl
Wherever you are, you wont be landing there for long
Unless I'm wrong

You took off like a jet girl
Somehow I knew that it would happen all along
Oh but I can bet girl
Wherever you are, you wont be landing there for long
Unless I'm wrong

Kansas If none of this was ever planned
That explains why I don't understand
Come on, you must agree that this is strange
Well how can everything just change?

And now, I know that you are going to laugh
But I've just got to take a photograph
Because I've never seen you look this way
And you've not told me yet if I can stay

I don't care where this lands us, I'm sure
But I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

I don't care where this lands us, I'm sure
But I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

Push your fingers deep inside
Don't stop until you're satisfied
I can't tell you just how good that feels
Just close your eyes and tap your heels

I don't care where this lands us, I'm sure
But I don't think we're in Kansas anymore
I don't care where this lands us, I'm sure
But I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

I don't care where this lands us, I'm sure
But I don't think we're in Kansas anymore
I don't care where this lands us, I'm sure
But I don't think we're in Kansas anymore
I don't care where this lands us, I'm sure
But I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

50s I've tried getting you out of my mind
But I just seem to sit and dream of things that I've left behind
She swears that she's in love with me
And that's what I'm scared of, because this is a love that never was meant to be

I said "I'm over it now"
"We'll make it somehow"
But then, as I came
Oh I cried out your name

I know I've made a huge mistake
Suddenly, thanks to me, there's another big heart to break
I'm yearning for you to say that we're
Meant to be, "Come back to me" are words that I long to hear

I said "I'm over it now"
"We'll make it somehow"
But then, as I came
Oh I cried out your name

I've tried to forget
I haven't managed it yet
I lied because I knew
That I only want you

©2005 Chester Severien (Chester@Severien.nl)