Marbles

The Invisible Man  
    
The world's gone mad
And I have lost touch
I shouldn't admit it
But I have.
It slipped away while I was distracted
I haven't changed
I swear I haven't changed
How did this happen? I didn't feel myself
Evaporating...

My body has gone
But my eyes remain
Hovering. Witnessing.
Cold as a ghost ..watching the streets
Sheltering in doorways of
Venice, Vienna,
Budapest, Krakow, and Amsterdam

I have become the invisible man

The invisible heart beating against you
The invisible pulse silently thumping

I shout my name in the public places
No one seems to notice
No one understands
I stand perfectly still
In the middle of the road
I hold my nerve
I hold my nerve
Hold my nerve
But the cars don't swerve

I will hear your prayers
As you whisper alone
I am the one you felt was close
Close behind you in St. Stephen
You lit a candle
Blessings in the cold night air

I'll feel your breath as you turn to go
I'll watch you leave
From somewhere up high
As you cross the park
In the Autumn light
In the Autumn light
In the Autumn light

If I close my eyes
I can see where you live
Climb the winding stairs
Up to your apartment
The scent of you preparing
His evening meal
I must watch in dread
When he's cruel to you
In horrified silence
As you make love
I cannot lift a hand
Lift a hand to stop him
I don't exist What can I do?
What can I do?

I will scream in your ear
As you're passing by
I will wrap my arms around you
You won't hear, you won't feel me
I will walk stride for stride with you
I will try to help
When you stumble
You will stumble through me.

I have become the invisible man
It's all I am
Invisible

I have read all your letters
I know what you contain
I have dreamt your dreams
My head..
My head is haunted
I will scream again
"I am perfectly sane"
"I am perfectly sane"
But I am
The invisible man
I am
The invisible man

Talk to me
Acknowledge me
Confide in me
Confess to me ... or
Leave me be
Leave me be.
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
      
        
    
Marbles I 

    
Did anyone see my last marble
As it rolled out and over the floor?
It fell through a hole in the corner
Of a room in a town on a tour

It's lonely without your last marble
I miss it not rattling around
As I lie in my bed there's a space in my head
Where there used to be colours and sound..
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
      
        
    
Genie     

I let the genie out of the box
I let the genie out of the box
I'm scared of everything I am
I let the genie out of the box
I'm scared of opening the can
I let the genie out of the box

I had this recurring dream
I was living another life
In another country
In another time

As I got older the dream began to fade away
Until one day
There she was.. tapping me on my shoulder

She says she's got so much to say
But she's not telling it today
She said "Come back when you're alone"
But I'm not sure I want to know
Cause maybe her road
Is a one-way street
Maybe her road..

I'm scared of everything I am
I'm scared of opening the can
I'm scared of losing who I am
Think I might've taken all I can
I let the genie out of the box

She said there's a house in your mind
An attic of treasure, a forgotten pleasure park
Waiting inside you in the dark
Don't leave it behind
Don't leave it behind

I'm scared of everything I am
I'm scared of opening the can
I'm scared of losin' who I am
Think I might've taken all I can
I let the genie out of the box
I let the genie out of the box
Out of the box
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
Working Title: One Way Street
 
    
        
    
Fantastic Place
     
Islands are mountain tops

It's always a struggle
To let somebody go
It's a natural desire
To own your lover, I know

And you can screw a man down
Until he takes to drinking
He'll give you all of his money
You still won't know what he's thinking

Take me to the fantastic place
Keep the rest of my life away
Take me to the fantastic place
Keep the rest of my life away

Take me to the island
I'll watch the rain over your shoulder
The streetlights in the water
The moment outside of real life

I never could dream while I was sleeping
Put your arms around my soul
And take it dancing..

Take me to the fantastic place
Keep the rest of my life away
Take me to the fantastic place
Keep the rest of my life away

Take me to the island
I'll watch the rain over your shoulder
The streetlights on the wet stone
The moment outside of real life

Say you understand me
And I will leave myself completely
Forgive me if I stare
But I can see the island behind your tired, troubled eyes

Take me to the island
I'll tell you all I never told you
The boy I never showed you
More than I gave in my life
Take me by the hand
You'll either kill me or you'll save me
Take me to the island
Show me what might be real life
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
      
        
    
The Only Unforgivable Thing     

The only unforgivable thing
Hauls itself out of bed
Looks over my shoulder
At the BloodyEnglishWeather
The only unforgivable thing
Waits for me in the corner of the room
Laughs as I clean my teeth
Laughs as I rub at my eyes

The only unforgivable thing
Is curled up in the wardrobe with my clothes
Sticks like chicken bones in my throat
Ruins the ritual Sunday lunchtimes

The only unforgivable thing
Watches itself with me
Every night on the TV
Follows me across the park
As I go out walking in the dark
Waits for me in the kitchen cupboards

The only unforgivable thing
The only unforgivable thing

We will close down
Hide in the corner of the
Lost and Found
For to live without the ground
Is so unsound
Gravity would only pull us down

Will no one help the boys
Who exist only as voices?

I have lost the stars and the sky
It was so that I could keep the earth
So now I'm found
Beyond the rocket-burst among the burned out fireworks
In No-vember

The only unforgivable thing
Is comfortable in it's own skin
Whispers "Why did you do this to me?"
'til it's just about all
Just about all I can see

The only unforgivable thing
The only unforgivable thing
The only unforgivable thing

I did..
I did..
You did.. You did.. You did..
We did..
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
      
        
    
Marbles II 
    
When I was a child I had marbles
They brought admiration and fame
They were pretty to look at and marbles
Was always my favourite game

We played all the summer days
In the stony alleyways
In the playground after class
We would trade the coloured glass
More valuable than diamonds
More magical than diamonds
Did anyone see..
Did anyone see..
Does anyone see?
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
        
    
Ocean Cloud 
    
Dedicated to Don Allum, and the Ocean Rowers

He's seen too much of life
And there's no going back
The loneliness calls him
And the edge which must be sharpened
He's losing it. And he knows.
But there's a fighter in his mind and his body's tough
The years have been unkind but kind enough

The smell of the earth
It's his favourite smell
But he's somehow compelled to the stinging salt hell
To the place where he hurts and he's scared
And there's no one to tell
And no one who doesn't listen

"You can take all the boys and the girls in the world
And I'll trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife and a sweet Ocean Cloud is a mistress I'm allowed
for now."

"You can take all the boys and the girls in the world
I wouldn't trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife and a sweet ocean cloud is a mistress I'm allowed
for now."

"Only me and the sea
We will do as we please."

He remembers the day he was marched to the front
By the physical knuckle head teacher of games
"Look lads" he declared, "This boy's a cream puff
No guts and no muscles
No spine and no stuffing"
The whole schoolroom sniggered
And silently thanked God it wasn't them..

But time is revenge. All the bullies grow weak
And must live with faithless women who despise them
I'll be in Barbados in a couple of weeks
With a rum on the table and yarns by the yard
A story to tell and a story to save
..unless she changes her mind
I'll trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen to much of life so the sea is my wife
And the sweet ocean clouds will look down on my boat tonight

The wind changed
I felt it run beneath my ear
Like silk drawn across my neck
A dream of your legs
Defying gravity in love

The medium wave
Brought signals here from far away
Your tender voice riding on the sea spray
Something in the air
For those who know the signs
Something in the air
A storm..

When I was alive
When I was alive
Don't wanna remember
When I was alive

Watch me watch me
Paint this picture
Stretchin Hurtin Cursin
Watch me
Takin it Takin it Takin it Takin it....
Watch me. Watch me. God above..

Between two planets
In between the points of light
Between two distant shorelines
Here am I

Between two planets
In the black daylight of space
Between two heavenly bodies
The invisible man.
Ripping out the radio
I want to be alone

"You can take all the boys and the girls in the world
I wouldn't trade them this morning for my sweet Ocean Cloud
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife and a sweet Ocean Cloud is a mistress I'm allowed
I've seen too much of life
So the sea is my wife
And the sweet ocean clouds will look down on my bones tonight..
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
Working Title: Pacific Rower
 
    
      
        
    
Marbles III 
    
There were almost four hundred until the black day
I discovered how high they would fly to the sky
If you used them for tennis instead of a ball..

Zinging glass satellites crueller than fate
Whacked with a racket up into the blue
I'd smashed all the greenhouses on the estate
And a crowd formed a queue at the gate..
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
      
        
    
The Damage 
    
I'm scared of opening the can
Scared of changing who I am
'Might've taken all I can
I'm scared of everything I am
Are you a natural woman?
I know I've got it comin..
The scent in the air
And the water running

The damage!

She said she's not telling it today
She said "Come back when you're alone"
"Come back when you're alone"
The damage The damage
The damage The damage
The damn damn dam damage

Are you a natural woman?
I know I've got it comin..
Dissent in the air
And the water running

Don't give me what's in the window, babe
I want the stuff you think would never sell
Whatcha have under the counter on the bottom shelf?
I'll buy the lowdown deepdown primal truthful self

I let the genie out of the box
I let the genie out of the box

Are you a natural woman?
I know I've got it comin..
The scent in the air
And the water running

Are you a natural woman?
Tell me you're the million-to-one
Are you a natural woman?
Are you a natural woman?
I'm a natural man.
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
    
    
Don't Hurt Yourself 
    
There'll come a time when all of this is over
Something else will grow and take it's place
The brand new car: scrap metal in a junkyard
The children playing will grow up and leave home
Put it away this dream you can't stop dreaming
Put it away this anger and desire
The open road is infinitely hopeful
Take all those memories and throw them in the fire

And don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself anymore

There's old man on a warm and sunny island
No job, no money, just a smile to call his own
Know what he says?
"The past will only haunt you.
Live for today. Each day's an open door

Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself anymore"

Nothing to lose is nothing to fight over
The shining stars!
They've seen it all before.

Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself
Don't hurt yourself anymore

Dust keeps coming. Rust keeps coming. Weeds keep growing. Seeds keep growing
Where you going?
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
      
    
    
You're Gone 
    
You're gone. As suddenly as you came to me
Like nightfall followed dawn without a day between
You're gone and suddenly I can't see
I'm in the shadow of you
I'm in the shadow of you
I can see you in my minds rose-tinted eye..
Somewhere you're drifting by
Your heels rolling sparks on the lucky street

While here am I, left behind
Stunned and blind
But I can see you from here
I can see you so clear

You are the light
You are the light
You have the day
I have the night
But we have the early hours together

You're gone, and heaven cries.
A thunderstorm breaks from the northern sky
Chasing you back to the daily grind

You're gone. And where am I?
A haunted life
The ghost of your laughter
The half-empty glass
The half-empty glass

And I wait
'til midnight tolls
Two souls almost touching in the dark
I'll be all right

You are the light
You are the light
You have the day
I have the night
But we have the early hours
We have the early hours
We have the early hours together
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
    
    
Angelina 
    
Every day at 5 am
If you're down or in a mess
Get off on Angelina

When you've stayed up far too late
Fallen through the door in a state
Call her at the premium rate
Tune in to on Angelina

Don't touch that dial
Don't go to bed
Don't read a book
Call up instead

Angelina takes requests
Every day at 5 am
If you're down or under stress
Get into Angelina

When you've stayed up far too late
If you're life is in a state
Call her at the premium rate
Get into Angelina

Don't touch that dial
Don't go to bed
Don't read a book
Call up instead
0800 s l e e p y h e a d
Get off on Angelina

Lonelymansbestfriend
Lonelymansbestfriend

All the classics
All the hits
Angelina, she's got it
Ultra lounge and acid kitsch
Get off on Angelina

Something wicked something bad
Something for your mom and dad
Don't get even, Don't get mad
Get off on Angelina

Lonelymansbestfriend
Lonelymansbestfriend
Ooooh

Mad Bad Kitsch Hits Shhh…

Angelina mega-jock
Angelina round the clock
Twin decked. Canned up. Ready to rock..
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 

        
    
Drilling Holes

     
A man came to drill holes in the afternoon
And by the evening
Most of the afternoon had gone
I seem to have slept through the morning
But in the afternoon
A morning is yet to come

A girl came to help out in the kitchen
And by the evening
We found we were all washed up

We ate on the lawn
With the insects
We burned incense
Most of the band turned up

It was just one of those days
When the mind strays
One of those days
When everyone plays
One of those days
When everyone stays
And all of the dreaming goes on

A woman arrived in a panic
With a picnic
Better to give than receive

A man came to pick holes in the logic
He wore plastic
And shoes you would hardly believe

The evening arrived
Slightly early like a pygmy
Chewing the wrong kind of leaves

We ordered extra tea
Listened to XTC
Under a shady tree
Went back to bed at three
It was cool
As can be
(two sugars for me..)

It was just one of those days
When the mind strays
When everyone plays
One of those days
When everyone stays
And all of the dreaming goes on
One of THOSE days.
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
      
    
    
    
Marbles IV 
    
That was almost the end of my marbles
Confiscated, I choked back the tears
I hung onto a handful of favourites
That disappeared over the years

Did anyone see my last marble
I swear that I had it before
Sometimes I think I should go see a shrink
In case he can find me some more

Did anyone see my last marble?
I'd saved it to give it away
Since I was a youth
Now I don't have no proof
Only words
Only words
Only words.
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
    
        
    
    
Neverland 

    
When the darkness takes me over
Face down, emptier than zero
Invisible you come to me
..quietly
Stay beside me
Whisper to me "Here I am"
And the loneliness fades

Some people think I'm somethin'
Well you gave me that, I know
But I always feel like nothing
When I'm in the dark alone

You provide the soul, the spark that drives me on
Makes me something more than flesh and bone

At times like these
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love inside me

All these years
Truth In front of my eyes
While I denied
What my heart knows was right

At times like these
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love inside me

I want to be someone
I want to be someone
I want to be someone
Who someone would want to be
Someone would want to be

Wendy
Darling
In the kitchen
With your dreams

Will you fly
again
Take to the sky
again

Undo the hooks
Once and for all
Banish the tic tic tic tok tok tok
Again

Will you be
Yourself for me
Cause I can take it
I can stand
Anything

When you're with me
I can stand it
I can stand

But when you're gone
I never land
In Neverland

Want to be someone someone would want to be
someone someone would want to be
someone someone would want to be
someone someone someone someone

Any fool
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love
Inside me
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
Working Title: Huge Idea
 
    
        
    
The Erin Marbles 
    
Did anyone see my last marble
As it rolled out and over the floor?
It fell through a hole in the corner
Of a room in a town on a tour

It's lonely without your last marble
I miss it not rattling around
As I lie in my bed there's a space in my head
Where there used to be colours and sound..

When I was a child I had marbles
They brought admiration and fame
They were pretty to look at and marbles
Was always my favourite game

There were almost four hundred until the black day
I discovered how high they would fly
If you used them for tennis instead of a ball
And whacked them up into the sky

That was almost the end of my marbles
Confiscated, I choked back the tears
I hung onto a handful of favourites
That disappeared over the years

Did anyone see my last marble
I swear that I had it before
Sometimes I think I should go see a shrink
In case he can find me some more

Did anyone see my last marble?
I'd saved it to give it away
Since I was a youth
Now I don't have no proof
Only words and what good are they?

Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my marbles to me, to me
Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my marbles to me
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
Working Title: Irish Pub Marbles