Brand New Day

The Riff Holds Sway
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Top of the musical food chain
Armageddon rock force 10

Coming at ya like a Planet Killer
Rhythms played by supermen

It’s a monster it’s a demon
Its one of natures gifts

It can change the course of history
All hail the power of the Riff

Can you hear it, Can you feel it
At the end of the day the day
The riff holds sway

The Riff can build nations
The Riff can tear them apart
The Riff can open gateways
To the soul and to the dark

The Riff can cure all ill’s
The Riff can save us all
The Riff owns the universe
And you cant resist its call

Can you hear it, Can you feel it
At the end of the day the day
The riff holds sway

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I Got The Lurgy
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Carbunkles spots and sores, bubonic plague knockin on my door
Demons crawling up the bed, don’t know what’s goin on in my head
I’ve got a malady, could be a fallacy
Just between you and me,
I got the Lurgy

Had acupuncture on my knees
Drank remedy juice from Amazon trees
Prayed to the gods of the sacred truth
To heal the pains in my tooth
I’ve climbed right to the mountain top
In the hope that it all will stop
Spray me down with D.D.T
I got the Lurgy

I don’t know if I can take it
I need some good voodoo

I don’t know if I can take it
I need some witches brew

I don’t know if I can take it
I’m feeling all at sea

I don’t know if I can take it
I got the lurgy in me

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The Road to Damascus
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On the road to Damascus you’ll see many things,
you’ll see the caravan people with the big gold rings,
you’ll see Zeus a hurling those lightning bolts,
Just take 4 lefts down the yellow brick road,

Come on down, look and see,
The earth is flat where it touches the sea,
Prove me wrong, prove me right,
On the road to Damascus, day and night

Look at the shooting stars light up the sky
Check out the cosmos, my oh my
Look at it all with a different view,
Then it’ll hit you like a bolt from the blue

It’s another dimension, a crack in time
It seems like everything is intertwined
On the road to Damascus hangs the balance of power,
Now we’re moving a million miles an hour

You cant mystify me, with mirrors and smoke
You cant pacify me, feed me till I choke
Your not gonna horrify me, and if they ask us
I’ll tell you where we’re all gonna be,
On the road to Damascus
Hey.

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Brand New Day
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Big lumps of thought all hangin’ round your head
Rhyme and reason wonder when your lying in the sick bed,

That 4 headed circuits been with us for so long
It hurts the minds eye to look out at the new dawn

Angels, Lions, Eagles and Bulls
Its time to pick a winner kid but play it cool

You don’t have to rob peter just to pay paul,
Just keep it simple kid and you can have it all

HEY HEY
It’s a Brand New Day

Don’t let the Gombeen man try and skin you alive
Just speak the incantation and ward off the evil eye

Now its time to live a foot above the ground
And split the world in 2 just like lightning from the thunder cloud

“Be Sound, Wise Up”
I heard a prophet say while drinking whiskey from a cracked cup

Another one said “Hey its just a ride”
So take it easy kid and it’ll be just fine

HEY HEY
It’s a Brand New Day

Holy Moly Jumpin Jehosophat
Never saw that before would you take a look at that

Oh I tell you how it makes me smile to hear songs being sung
In the drunken Irish virus style

Standing on the mountain, looking at the sea
Closer to the sky in the land of emerald green

One last thing now what can I say
Oh yeah it’s a Brand New Day

HEY HEY IT’S A BRAND NEW DAY

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Horns
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There are many things I’d like to be
There are many things id like to see
X marks the spot for the golden tree
The crescent moon it shines on me

You can try and have it all your own way
But there’s no escaping judgement day
There’ll be the devil to pay
But here’s what I say

Blow the horns and bring it all down
There’s a brand new power in this town
Blow the horns and bring it all down
Just like they did to Jericho town
Blow the horns and bring it all down
There’s a brand new power in this town
Blow the horns and bring it all down
That’s what I say.

1,3,7 times all the magic numbers are prime
but don’t you ever let them catch you on the blind side
you can hear no, see no, speak no ill
And not get involved in the rumour mill
Overdose on your sleeping pills
Here’s what I say

Blow the horns and bring it all down
There’s a brand new power in this town
Blow the horns and bring it all down
Just like they did to Jericho town
Blow the horns and bring it all down
There’s a brand new power in this town
Blow the horns and bring it all down
That’s what I say.

Blow The Horns, Blow the Horns, Blow The Horns
Oh Yeah,
Bring it on down, Bring it on down, Bring it on down
That’s what I say- Yeah

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There Strides Goliath
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There strides Goliath with the new generation
They’re gonna lead us all into salvation
Between the shining seas is his new nation
Go fuck yourself Goliath

Break out the slings, break out the stones
Break out the arrows break out the bows
Move like lightning, but twice as fast
Bring down Goliath the Iconoclast

Goliath crashes through the ancient lands
He tries to grip them in the palm of his hand
But through his fingers they run out like sand
It’s the end for Goliath

Break out the slings, break out the stones
Break out the arrows break out the bows
Move like lightning, but twice as fast
Bring down Goliath the Iconoclast

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Voices
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Are you the voice of reason
Are you the voice of Oz
Are you the voice of Peter standing at the gates of God
Are you the ying or yang or the something in between
Are you the silent whisper “take the apple from the tree”
A Mephistophelean virtue or a big bright shiny star
A warrior a poet
Sett or Amun Rah
Which one are you going to be?
Come a little closer now and let me see

HEY, You can’t tell me what to do
You’re Not the boss of me

Are you the voice of reason
Are you the voice of Oz
Are you the voice of Peter standing at the gates of God
Are you the ying or yang or the something in between
Are you the silent whisper “take the apple from the tree”
A Mephistophelean nightmare or a big bright shiny star
A Warrior, a Poet
Sett or Amun Ra
Which one are you going to be?
Come a little closer now and let me see

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Hail To The River Gods

Rage of the Goddess
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Well Well Well what have we got here
That couldn’t be described, not even by Shakespeare
Style, Class, Pizzazz, Panache
A grace all her own and looks that’ll last
A voice that’s smooth, as soft as air
Heal all your troubles and wash all your cares
Always just now and always among us
Mind yourself now for here comes the Goddess

She’s got the reasons if you’ve got the time

Now Now Now here’s how she’s known
The Mother the Maiden and sometimes The Crone
Gave birth to the Dagda father of old
Fosters the heroes the brave and the bold
Always forgives you if you treat her kind
Smells like the roses the trees and the sky
Don’t turn your back now and bring down upon us
All of the wrath and the rage of the Goddess

She’s got the reasons if you’ve got the time

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Rise of the Woodsmen
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Full head of steam that’s what we need
When crashing down straight through the trees
So now’s their time
Here come the Woodsmen

They’ve heard the call and give it all
because they know it’s that or fall
So now’s their time
Rise of the Woodsmen

They won’t cow tow because they know it’s that then bow
And they know that’s
Just not in them
So here’s the rub find those kid gloves
And when you do you push and shove
And then you’ll feel
Rise of the Woodsmen

Full Head of Steam
That’s what we need

Rise of the Woodsmen

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Hail to the River Gods
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Splice up the mainbrace set sail from the Lee
3 sheets to the wind we’re heading for sea
Haul away boys
Haul away boys
Haul Away

We’ll rant and we’ll roar like never before
Cast off your shackles away from the shore
Aweigh we go boys
Aweigh we go boys
Aweigh we go

With hearts of Oak feel the rising tide
We’ll sail the seas with the North Star guide
And we pray to the River Gods
A ration of rum a toast to the wind
A song to the earth to keep kith and kin
Praise to the River Gods

The mountains feed the rivers
The rivers feed the seas
The seas feed the skies
An ocean life for me
Hail to the River Gods

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Thon Strange Brew
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Oh its water tight, its water tight son as soon as it’s said it’s good and done,
So circle the wagons round up the tribes and with a drop of strange brew we’ll
Hum ourselves a lullaby

Oh the seasons and suns and the moons and tides
Never had a bearing on the passing of time
So sit yourself down and boost your I.Q
When you taste and partake of
Thon Strange Brew

Oh it’s magical and mystical its one of a kind
It’s got all that you need to unravel the mind
So why don’t you join me we got nothing to lose
Strange things are afoot when full of
Thon Strange Brew

Oh tell me now what’s a man to do when he can’t get enough of
Thon Strange Brew

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The Flower of Life
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Count the lightning bursts and the thunder rolls
Make them all as one

You become as one last time new and young
Like the morning sprung

From the far wide sky drag the clouds that hide
Pull them to your side

And stand deep in the eye while the rain and hails fly and be still in your mind

Cast the fabric weave in the flowered tree
From that single seed

Stitching all as one tapestry becomes
First time new and young

See all then unfold through the ages roll
From that single thought

And hold fast and be sure that all lasts and see all that there is to be done

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Wake the Dead
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Let’s raise up our glasses, and we’ll drink to the dead
Say farewell to Finnegan, lay whiskey at his feet and head
We’ll tell stories, sing songs
As we see him to those golden gates
Let’s give him some send off
As we gather at the Wake

Let the Water of Life, be in full supply
And think happy thoughts, with your teary eyes
How he laughed and he sang
How he made it all shine
Now we’re all at the wake
Let’s have a good time

Whiskey punch and tae and cakes
Shillelagh law and fun at a wake
A row and a ruction and boys ain’t it grand
And we’ll all meet again in the Promised Land
And always remember to try to be kind
And we’ll sing songs for you when it comes your time
Now here we all are at the old homestead
Thunderin’ Jaysus
Let’s drink to the dead.

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Blind Side of the Moon
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Come to my Dominion on The Blind Side of the Moon
I have palaces of gold, there are umpteen silver spoons
Cast away your dreams set aside your guilt
I have all that you desire you can do just what thou wilt
You can walk among the thoughts of men and use them how you please
If all you do is call my name and come and worship me
Exquisite are the sights I have that I will show to you
If you come to my Dominion on the Blind Side of the Moon

I can see that you’re not quite convinced so let me offer more
Let me show you all the sights unseen behind the secret door
You can revel deep in ecstasy and never pay the price
For you’re not as those other fools who think that they are right
Virtue is a concept abandoned long ago
For times have changed and might is right so come with me lets go
There isn’t that much time left decide and I’ll show you
If you come to my Dominion on the Blind Side of the Moon

Now I got ya, your spirits mine
You belong to me from now until the end of time
I will make you suffer - For the words of Christ
And all those warnings given
Oh you blamed them on the poltergeist

You cannot have me my sprits mine
Decided at the very dawn of time
I have seen right through you so now begone
And you shall see my answer at the rising of the third day sun

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Origins, Lost Travellers and Rock & Roll Heaven

Origin of Man
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Gonna tell you all a story about the Origin of Man
About Darwin and aliens and Gods master plan
Gonna tell you all how it began
Gonna tell you all about the origin of man

In the beginning there was Adam and Eve
In the Garden of Eden with the birds and the bees
Everything was fine everything was at peace
Till Eve took the apple from Gods own tree
Eve said to the Lord “the serpent made me do it”
The lord said to Eve “girl you just blew it
I cast you out into the land and you shall be
The Origin of Man”

Don’t care what you say I don’t give a damn
I got my own opinion on the origin of man
Don’t care what you say I don’t give a damn
Cause I know the truth about the origin of man

Along came Darwin with his theory on man
And tried to teach us all how he thought it began
We descended from apes; we crawled out of the slime
Over millions of years we evolved over time
But in the middle of it all is the missing link
To tie it all together Darwin didn’t think
He didn’t know the truth he didn’t know the plan
He didn’t know about the origin of man

Don’t care what you say I don’t give a damn
I got my own opinion on the origin of man
Don’t care what you say I don’t give a damn
Cause I know the truth about the origin of man

I say we came from outer space
We were put here by an alien race
And left to grow upon the land
Now that’s the truth about the origin of man

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The Lazarushian
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Its all insubstantial
It’s all but a test
These toys and these trinkets in a fake wooden chest
They hinder and hamper distract and delay
All joy and all light at the rise of the day

So round and around the lost traveller goes
To fetch and to carry in their fine suit of clothes
Force-fed with plastic and gold and veneer
To worship, extol and exalt and revere

One last time
Just for one last time
Leave nothing to chance
Leave nothing unsaid
Wake up Oh wake up
And come back from the dead

And though you’ve been beaten
And though you’ve been flayed
get up now get up now And greet the new day
For just there behind you is bold Gunga Din
To fetch and to carry to grunt and to grin

One last time
Just for one last time
Leave nothing to chance
Leave nothing unsaid
Wake up Oh wake up
And come back from the dead

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Valhalla
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When I die and they take me up unto the kingdom come
When I die and they take me up cause my time down here is done
I’m gonna break on through to the other side
I’m Gonna charge on down that road
On the other side from what I hear
It’s all Rock and Roll and whiskey and beer

The happy hunting ground
Oh Nirvana
I’ll be sitting with Odin
In the halls of Valhalla

On the other side I’ll be living it large
I’ll have my own venue with Jimi playing free of charge
And on the other side we can party all the time
Cause I know a guy that turns water into wine
All I got to do to get me into heaven
Is not to fall foul to any of the 7
Cause on the other side from what I hear
It’s all inner peace
And whiskey and beer

The happy hunting ground
Oh Nirvana
I’ll be sitting with Odin
In the halls of Valhalla

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Atomic Rock Number 79

The Drift
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(Instrumental)

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Stone the Philosopher
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I have only just there read
That when boatmen swang the lead
They could end up at the bottom of the ocean

And recently I heard
Though I found it quite absurd
Is that science is a superstitious notion

Now when Plato grew his beard
And he started talking weird
About wisdom courage justice maths and physics

But now fury’s all the rage
Living in the modern age
And those words are sounding just like hieroglyphics

What’s that? You’re telling me the earth ain’t flat
What’s that? Superstition isn’t real
That’s that! I’m heading back into the cave
Screw that! No way, No How, No Deal

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Rat Race
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Head down straight ahead there’s not a single minute
There’s always something else to do no matter how you spin it
You’re running in the rat race and you never ever get to see the light

Blinkers on don’t look to left or right
That goal is just ahead of you now keep it in your sight
Tick Tock Tick Tock you’re counting down the seconds of your life

Knick Knack Paddywack now give the dog a bone
But you can’t give the dog a bone till you go rolling home
That poor dog is just gonna have to wait

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
You’re marking off the days you had in fairly quick succession
And all those things you thought you had
Are turning, turning to obsession

New York minutes how many have you got
Always on the case always Johnny on the spot
Flash bang wallop your there
What a cloud of smoke

Boom Boom shalakalaka Boom
What’s that noise coming from the other room?
It doesn’t really matter cause you’ll never get to feel it anyway

Shaped and steered it’s turned out as you feared
You’re staring down the barrel of a long grey beard
Knock knock long black robe is knocking on your door

Coulda woulda shoulda but it’s much too late
Your time is up
Oh you took the bait
That’s it. End of.
Your race is run

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Big John
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Now did you know that not far away
Lives a man so large he blocks out the day

Built like a shithouse Twice as wide
A large slice of melon is the size of his smile

He sings to the heavens’ lives real free
And he sleeps at night by the Sycamore trees

Big John that’s his name
And when he strolls by you can hear him say

Hey Now --- how’s it goin’
Hey Now ---- Wadda ya say
Hey now --- hows it goin’
Hope everything is going ok

Now where John lives there’s no powers that be
Nobody has locks and nobody has keys

They just live life how they please
In the valley of the garden of the sycamore trees

And the sun it shines almost every day
And not a single soul has feet of clay

There’s Big John now on his way
They all laugh and smile when they hear him say

Hey Now --- How’s it goin’
Hey Now ---- Wadda ya say
Hey now --- Hows it goin’
Hope everything is going ok

Now you all may think Big Johns a myth
But I’m gonna tell you all just this

Big Johns the man I guarantee
And he sleeps at night by the sycamore trees

A gentle giant one of a kind
And I’m glad to say he’s a friend of mine

And if I hear a bad word said
I’ll slap that fucker in the side of the head
And say

Hey now --- what you say to me
Hey now – what you say
Hey now – what you say to me
Hey there friend now be on your way

Hey now -- what you say to me
Hey now -- what did you say
Hey now what you say to me
Hey Hey Hey Hey Now

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Atomic Rock Number 79
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Aint life just wonderful Aint life just fine
Aint life just the bee’s knees when the boogie band kicks in right on time

That snapback rhythm That groovy swing
You’ll be shaking your hips and stamping your feet and punching the air with a big fat grin

Atomic rock number 79

Feel the rapture deep in your soul
Feel everything you need in that golden truth of rock and roll
No two ways about it
It’s sealed and signed
Those low end kicks and short sharp licks
Will have you up there on cloud 9

Atomic Rock Number 79
GO..

Gimme some grit and gimme some grime
Big fat hooks and those killer lines
Raw emotion rhythm and rage
Pouring off the front of the stage
Uplift abandon feel the sensation
Way outside the standard deviation
Atomic rock number 79
Can ya dig it
Woooooaaahhhhhhh!

Atomic Rock Number 79

Rock to the rhythm
Rock to the rhyme
Rock all ages till the end of time
Rock to the heavens
Rock to the stars
Rock to the sound of the 12 gold bars
Rock to the metal
Rock to the blues
Rock to anything you damn choose
Rock all night in the clear moonshine
Atomic Rock Number 79

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