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Addicted to the Next Thing

Toss and turn at night till I feel alright
drinkin too much wine and I get uptight
Take a little bit of this do a litle bit of that
Nothin I can take can take away the passion
Everything i use is always out of fashion
yesterday I was givin you up today I wanna wear your ring
hear me sing I'm addicted to the next thing
A demon monkey dances on my shoulder
he says these things will stop me growin older
put on some teenage lotion gimme gimme love potion
I'm a superchronic everythingaholic I need some detoxic spiritual tonic
once I used to sing the blues and now I'm into modern gin
I'm hooked I' m cooked addicted to the next thing
Get a little high feel a little low wanna reach the sky wanna let it go
Am I going out on the cruise or am I into stayin in
I'm all dolled up, I'm addicted to the next thing
Eat too much then diet til I'm crazy. work too hard then stay in bed so lazy
Can you whip me into shape ,show my mind how to escape
can you stop the cravin stop my body ravin
Images engravin in my head depravin
Booze and drugs and hanging out with thugs and now I'm doin yang and ying
Hear it again I'm addicted to the next thing
Last week I was on my knees and now I'm throwin the I ching
One more time I'm addicted to the next thing
Addicted to my neighbour addicted to old labour addicted to my tummy addicted to my money addicted to my sorrow addicted to tomorrow
addicted to transfusion Addicted to confusion
addicted to just being addicted to the next thing


© David Stopp

Adrenaline City

Its hard to get by so you scheme ‘n hustle
in the jams‘n scams ‘n traffic bustle,
there's no escape in this superzoo,
no freedom comes from no sugar cube.

the joker makes eyes at the dancing queen
the ace of spays doin things obscene;
but in this sad game the dealer wins
while the users dance on banana skins.

City life is ecstasy, gotta get on down to Adrenaline city.

Out last night down the Mile End way,
saw a face you had no say,
and the fear inside ain't only pride,
it's treachery,it's treachery.

And every day down in the smoke
your feet are lead your feelings choke
and so you close the door lay on the floor
it's agony, it's a tragedy.

City life is ecstasy, gotta get on down to Adrenaline city.

The blue lights appear on the bleedin blue eyes
the crazy flash of the neon sign
will Saturday night be the same again.
How can you rave when you have no brain.

A freezing night in the heatwave city
There's no bed here no sign of pity.
The angel says it's touch and go,
and Christmas day is the time for snow.

City life is ecstasy, gotta get on down to Adrenaline city.

It's hard to get by when your heart is achin,
It's hard to get by when your body's shakin'
It's hard to get by when you lose your grip,
It's hard to get by on a saline drip.


(C) David Stopp 2000
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Ageless Cowboys

I pray to someone who is never there for sure
Knock forever on a never closing door
Ride on you ageless cowboys
Ride on you ageless cowboys

we sing these songs of all the pain and suffering
Of lovers gone and all the heartache it may bring
Ride on you ageless cowboys
Ride on you ageless cowboys

You feel so sad you think its never gonna end
You reach for anything as if it is your friend
Ride on you ageless cowboys
Ride on you ageless cowboys

I think I know it -I think I know it all
Hey don't blow it all away
Ride on you ageless cowboys
Ride on you ageless cowboys

I pray to someone who is never there for sure
Knock forever on an ever closing door?
Ride on you ageless cowboys
Ride on you ageless cowboys


(C) David Stopp October 2004
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Brighton Rocks

Goin on an old car ride, right across the country side.
goin down like Genevieve wishin I could never leave

Is it right that brighton rocks
from regency to rainbow socks
is it right that brighton rocks to-night

Underneath the pier we lay like Flanagan and allen say
handbags and guitar in hand, lovers on a one night stand

Is it right that brighton rocks
from regency to rainbow socks
is it right that brighton rocks to-night

An all the ol ladies and all the young queens
and everyone in be-tween
All the young mums and all the ol bums
came down for a one day dream

Im goin back im homeward bound to paddle on the underground
It isn't where I choose to be its hove and albion for me

Is it right that brighton rocks
from regency to rainbow socks
is it right that brighton rocks to-night

An all the ol ladies and all the young queens
and everyone in be-tween
All the young mums and all the ol bums
came down for a one day dream

Im goin back im homeward bound to paddle on the underground
It isn't where I choose to be its hove and albion for me

Is it right that brighton rocks
from regency to rainbow socks
is it right that brighton rocks to-night.


(C) Stopp/Warren 2003
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Crack In The Mirror

Remember when it was easy
was it ever that much better then.
We could take it or leave it.
Money's gone hey who cares when you're together forever
you never ever let the kids see you fighting
you hide it deny it but you never hit the one that you love

Do I love you sure as hell will I miss you only time will tell
Shall we stay together one more time for one more try
or is it just another crack in the mirror.

Remember when we were younger were we older than we are now.
Didn't notice the hunger, those lean mean years
hey who cares when you're together forever you never ever let the kids see you fighting
you hide it deny it but you never hit the one that you love

Do I love you sure as hell will I miss you only time will tell
Shall we stay together one more time for one more try
or is it just another crack in the mirror.

Remember when we get older how it was in this sweet moment now.
never think of the bad times now's so good and now is when we're together
forever you never ever let the kids see you fighting
you hide it deny it but you never hit the one that you love

Do I love you sure as hell will I miss you only time will tell
Shall we stay together one more time for one more try
or is it just another crack in the mirror.


(C) David Stopp 2007
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Don't Like Dancing

Six o' clock in the morning in fact I'm nearly blowin a fuse.
You been doin your own thing honey, listen to the nine o clock news.
Well I don't care about that now. we all need a shot of rhythm an' blues.
but I don't like dancing to anyone else's tune.

Well I been thinking about us, you're the only one that I'd ever choose.
You keep pushin and pushin the borders leavin indiscriminate clues.

You got me shakin all over and tonight we aint got nothing to lose.
but I don't like dancing to anyone elses tune.

What's the use in pretending. Be what you wanna be.
I aint fightin or criticising. Were livin in the land of the free.

You keep getting to me now in a way that I don't wanna refuse.
But I don't like dancing, I don't like dancing to anyone else's tune.


(C) David Stopp 2001
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Fear of Flying

Fear of flying staring at skies
As we fight for the future so old and so wise.
Stuck to our guns in this hole in the sun.
Hard to conceive if this war can be won.

Fear of flying scared of dying
TV deceivers they hid from below.

We were split between joining and drinking at home.
High in the clouds so amazingly fun.
So highly strung and grown up for young.

Fear of flying scared of dying
Fear of flying blinding our eyes.

Chasing the dragon and beating off flies
The skin that is ageing, the blood that is wine.
Delirious nights in these valleys of crime.

Fear of flying scared of dying.

Wanna go home don't wanna go home

Wanna go home don't wanna go home

Wanna go home don't wanna go home

Wanna go home don't wanna go home

Fear of flying talking to spies.

Our own politicians so thinly disguised.
Stuck in the dust and the heat of the crust.
Of this caked up confusion no one left to trust.

Fear of flying scared of dying.
Wanna go home don't wanna go home

Wanna go home don't wanna go home



(C) David Stopp 2010
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Feel like Woody Allen

La di da la di da d'you know what I mean.I wanna girl like Annie Hall cos I feel like Woody Allen.

I wanna stand in a cinema queue discussing films with B.De Mille I wanna write my own reviews. I wanna benefit from my own will.

I wanna be a super stud and act just like a loon. I wanna girl like Annie Hall cos I feel like Woody Allen.

I wanna be with Diane Keaton in a murder mystery. I wanna be in Hollywood as anybody else but me.

I wanna be the king of fools I wanna be the goon of goons. I wanna girl like Annie Hall cos I feel like Woody Allen.

Lah di da la di da d'you know what I mean. I wanna girl like Annie Hall cos I feel like Woody Allen.

I wanna see Manhattan lights while hearing Rhapsody in Blue. I wanna hear the ghost of Bogart telling me what I should do.

I wanna star in my own life Casablanca number two. I wanna girl like Annie Hall cos I feel like Woody Allen.

La di da la di da d'you know what I mean. Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah aaaaaaah.


((C) Stopp/Dredge 2002)
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Fiery Days

Be my oak and be my willow when I feel the fear.
Be my bed and be my pillow when the night is here.

Fiery days, war is over no more shadows on the run.
Fiery days, coming home now, see the children of the sun.

Be my rock above the water when the tide is high.
Be the light when days are shorter and the dark is nigh.

Fiery days, war is over, no more shadows on the run.
Fiery days, coming home now, see the children of the sun.

Who comes to ease the pain and banish all the shame.
May angels of good fortune come your way.
To fly across the waves, the soldiers souls to save.
Our sons and daughters never far away.

Fiery days, war is over, no more shadows on the run.
Fiery days, coming home now, see the children of the sun.
Fiery days, coming home now, children all forever young.




(C) David Stopp 2005
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Good to be Alive

When I was a child they told me not to cry.
When I was a child they told me not to smile.
Tried to knock me down lock me out and frown on me
Tried to turn the sound down on my sweet music.

When I was a youth they lied about the truth.
When I was a youth they hide away the proof.
Tried to knock me down lock me out and frown on me
Tried to turn the sound down on my sweet music my rock and roll music
Good to be alive now it's good to be alive
good to be alive good to be survivors
Were rock n roll riders

Speedin through the years hiding all the tears holding back denying all the fears
Now I'm movin on don't matter if I'm wrong
Now I'm movin on I sing a better song
Don't you knock me down lock me out or frown on me
Don't you turn the sound down on my sweet music
My rock n roll music.

© David Stopp
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I Come A Long Way Up From Being Down

I would hide behind a smokescreen in a galaxy of pain.
Doctors priest and journalists examining my brain.

If Stephen King saw my mind he would buy the copyright.
‘cos what goes on in my mind is a horror film of fright.

I can empathise with Morrissey he guesses where I'm at,
but I'm much too old to bother and I'm much too young for that.
Oh my life is really brilliant despite my endless frown.

I come a long way up, I come a long way up.
cos what goes on in my mind is a horror film of fright.
I come a long way up, I come along way up.

Doctors, priest and journalists examining my brain.

I come a long way up, I come a long way up from being down.
I would float above my body to the land of near insane.

Hold my head in anguish in an avalanche of shame.
I'd been listening to Eminem his anger suits me fine,
but I don't wanna be in his life, I just wanna breathe in mine.

I been sticking pins in effigies of nazi politicians,
and dreaming how the world would be if run by great musicians.
We could drift along the coast and play guitar until we're found
.
I come a long way up, I come a long way up.
If Stephen King saw my mind he would buy the copyright.

I come a long way up, I come along way up.

Doctors, priest and journalists examining my brain.

I come a long way up, I come a long way up from being down.
I can drift along the coast and play guitar until I'm found.

I come along way up ,I come along way up.
I can drift along the coast and play guitar until I'm found.

I come along way up, I come along way up.

If Stephen King saw my mind he would buy the copyright.
I come a long way up, I come a long way up from being down.


(C) David Stopp 2006
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I'd Do It All Again

There is no conflict anymore.
No thorny roses at your door.
All I hear is angel sigh across the dark sky
I'd walk for eons to be by your side.

I'd do it all again.
Suffer all the pain.
Dance naked in the rain,
to hear your voice again.

There is no reason left to fight.
There's only darkness every night
All I need is new words here
to make this song sincere.
I wait forever but you are not there.


(c) David Stopp 2009
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Latin Lover

Come on over and unwind, what you likin I don't mind
Latin lover come on over i'm no mother but I'll smother you in la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-loving
latin lover come on over mmmhhh

Hot and steamy cuppa moccha fill me frothy till I'm chocker
Latin lover come on over i'm no mother but I'll smother you in la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-loving
latin lover come on over mmmhhh

Bridge:
Como esta desperado my amazing lover gone soy es so muy compleado con pequeno maricon
Red hot chilli kinda tasty spice me up and don't be hasty
Latin lover come on over i'm no mother but I'll smother you in la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-loving
latin lover come on over mmmhhh

Fresh and fruity juicy mango come and teach me how to tango
Latin lover come on over i'm no mother but I'll smother you in la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-loving
latin lover come on over mmmhhh

Come on over and unwind, what you likin I don't mind
Latin lover come on over i'm no mother but I'll smother you in la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-loving
latin lover come on over here -ad lib


(C) David Stopp and Gill Warren 2003
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Lazy All Dazy

I been lazy all dazy the sun don't mind if I'm crazy
Aint movin just grooving and playin the game my way
Strumming bumming no one cares if I'm comin or goin
Aint rushin just shushin the blues away

That lonesome fog has shifted my worries have got up n gone
If misery comes sniffin I can chase it away with this song
Bin lazy all dazy the sun don't mind if I'm crazy

Aint movin just grooving the day away
Aint movin just grooving the day away


(C) David Stopp Goa/London Jan 2007
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London Tonight

Monday morning central line.
Someone callin 999.
Saw it all in slow motion,
like its all a dream.
Everybody at the station
Didn't get no explanation.

London tonight,
it's a torrid affair;
but im glad that it's there.
It's not a problem.
London tonight
is forever with me,
takes forever to see,
it's not a problem.( no problem.)

City people runnin round
It all seems so insane;
it's just a game.
I don't wanna come back down again,
I wanna stay, up here all day.

Friday evening Northern line
See that lady, see me smile.
Feel it all with emotion like its on TV.
no one else is at the station
I don't have no expectation.

London tonight,
it's a torrid affair;
but im glad that it's there.
It's not a problem.
London tonight is forever with me,
takes forever to see,
it's not a problem.( no problem.)


(C) David Stopp/John Dredge
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Love With No Name

Lazy ol' days by the sea
Linda and me,
Looking at strangers all seekin the same
Love with no name.

Shady ol' lane memories
Searchin for me.
Tryin to play the impossible game
Love with no name.

She said she'd get back,
She said she'd call.
She said she'd get back
After all
She said remember happier days
She said remember fade away.

Families tracin their trees
Summertime freeze
Ice on the cake but it's covered with shame,
Love with no name.

No one is there after dark
In the car park
No one remains for the end of the game.
Love with no name.

She said remember
It's never the same
After you've tasted
Love with no name.


(C) David Stopp 2002-11-05
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Medal

I don't wanna fight you but lovin is banned,
there's blood on my sword and a rose in my hand.
Dominions have crumbled the sea is red wine.
my armour's so flimsy my badge worth a dime.

We laughed with pain we fell apart with crying.
What good is courage when your dying..
We came we saw we conquered and we fled.
What good's a medal when youre dead.

The child of the sixties American dream,
is frozen on film up in Beverley hills.
There's a magical tour to the edge of the war.
There's a live human fair out in nowhere somewhere.

We raged we roared we fumbled and we bled.
What good's a medal when your dead.
They lock you away if you do not comply,
they change your opinions, erase your mind.
The general wears ribbons he gave to himself.
The chaplain's a captain denying his wealth.
We'll be home tomorrow the officer grinned.
While poor private Simpson is shredded and skinned.

We laughed with pain we fell apart with crying .
What good is courage when your dying.
We prayed so hard we all were home in bed.
What good's a medal when your dead

Oh Jesus have mercy on all who have died.
Their mothers and fathers to whom God has lied.
I don't understand why these wars still go on.
But city financiers tell me I'm wrong.
And one idea explodes inside my head.

What goods a medal when your dead.


(C) David Stopp 2007
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No Hiding Place

No anaesthetic left to ease the pain
No overcoat to keep me from the rain.
The picture turns to grey, the memory fades away.
There's no escape, no hiding place.
No escape no hiding place from love

No lies to tell no hostages to keep.
No vision to relieve no dreams to sleep.
No cure for disease, no refund on the fees.
There's no escape, no hiding place.
No escape no hiding place from love

The rooms are filled with guys like me and you.
We tell them how we're feeling, feeling blue.
Believing is the key believing set me free.
Believe, be free....

No power could be greater than His love
No influence is stronger than true love
. The mist will disappear, the misery and fear.
There's no escape, no hiding place.
No escape no hiding place from love

© David Stopp
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Songs of Heaven

Some songs belong like pictures in a frame,
Bob Dylan is Picasso John Lennon is Monet
Van Morrison creates a magic dance,
and Bowie becomes Dali and Billy Joel paints a sweet romance

Songs of heaven brush in hand Brian Wilson and Rembrandt
Angels sing to Vermeer and Miro, Shakespeare Ray and all my heroes
I dream I can hover I dream I can fly
and I listen as you paint your words with magic in the sky
I feel im amazing I feel im a lover
when I listen as you paint my world with music in my life
That's all I can say about it all I can say
you blow me away you blow me away

© May 2007 David Stopp
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The Number One Man

I was stressed beyond belief waiting for the train to endland
Getting little sleep toss n turning in no friends land
Waiting for a sign a voice from up above
A face out in the street someone who too needs love
Addicted to this grief in need of some relief
Hoping it won't come and praying for salvation to the one man
The number one man the number one man

I'd been spending too much time thinking ‘bout myself in sadland
Holed up in some room damaging my health in badland
Suddenly I'm there in some distant time
Running down the stairs from all those childhood crimes
Hooked into these tears tied to this bed of fears
Getting on my knees and praying for salvation to the one man
That number one man the number one man

It was getting so hot I couldn't breathe
it was getting so hot I couldn't speak
it was getting so hot I couldn't get up and leave

Well have you been in the mood
for disappearing from this mad world
hopping on that train and heading to some unknown glad world
‘cos suddenly I see I'm not the only one
Everyone I meet is praying to the sun
Reaching out to you and reaching out to me
Dancing in the breeze and praying for salvation to the one man
That number one man the number one man

© David Stopp
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There Is Love

I can't leave feel so weak I can't breathe when I speak.
Let me go, let me stay let me find a quiet place where I can pray.
There is love in all the powers that I trust in.
There is love in all the trees that give me life.
There is love in all the powers that I trust in.
There is love, there is light.

Feel so cold, feel so hot, Feel I am, feel I'm not
Let me in, let me out, lead me to a field where I can scream and shout.
There is love in every moment we are living.
There is love in all the battle we survive
There is love in all the powers that we trust in,
There is love, there is light

© David Stopp
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Time (Ticker tock)

Time has been worrying me
but now I'm letting time go slow now
Time has been hurryin me
but now I'm getting time to slow down
I don't care if that ol bus is delayed
it's not my job to re schedule the train
I can stay at home and get some action replay stay in bed and reschedule my brain

Time stop and wait for a while
time a moment of peace please
time swap that frown for a smile
time so precious and free

I don't care if oil wells stop gushing
Do I really need a set of wheels
this ol' town can wait awhile
no I ain't rushing wonder how my lonely push bike feels.
I don't care if oil wells stop gushing
I don't want to cross no border line.
Stop the clock I'm getting off no I ain't lying

Time I took some time off for the longest time.
Time ticker tock
time ladies and gentlemen please.


© David Stopp
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Who Put the Frown on the Old Town

Who Put the Frown on the Old Town.
Where have the shops disappeared.
My momma said hard work would get us through,
But then they came and took the jobs away

Who took the croon out of the old toon
The one that stirred us up all night.
That old refrain, forever in my brain.
The melody that chased the blues away.
Who took the croon out of the old toon aah aah.

These questions drive me near insane.
I wish I could be innocent again..

Who barricaded all those houses.
Built new ones fifteen stories high.
Who holds the key to inner city greed.
Who keeps the third world meeting western need.
Who barricaded all those house aah aah.

These questions drive me near insane.
I wish I could be innocent again..

Who knows the way up to the city.
Where evil bankers do their deeds
I close my eyes I look away .
But I know who it is and dare not say.
Who knows the way up to the city aah aah

These questions drive me near insane
I wish I could be innocent again.

Who sends the youth to do their duty.
To serve their country god and queen.
Who looks away pretending not to see.
Oh could it be the answers you and me.

Who put the frown on the old town.
Who took the croon out of the old toon
Who shut the shops and made us jobless .
. Who barricade all those houses.
Who knows the way up to the city.
Who sends the youth to do their duty .

These questions drive me near insane.
I wish I could be innocent again.

Who put the frown on the old town aah aah


(C) David Stopp 2009
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You Are Love and So Am I

Been stuck in a bad dream, wearing a frown
Been chasing the good life and feeling let down.
I had all the goodies, wine women and stuff
but it left me all crazy there was never enough.
I was in with the right crowd had all the best toys.
Everyone was so jealous but it gave me no joy.
I asked my Inner Guide to show me the way
and soon thereafter I heard him saying

You are love and so am I, You are love and so am I and so am I

I climbed up the ladder, bought all the right things.
They promised me happiness but that's not what it brings.
The more I get the more I yearn.
Thought I had it all but I have so much to learn.
Holding grievances, carrying pain.
This angers not working now I think I'm insane.
I longed for answer. I wore an empty grin.
The answers not out there no I know the answers within.

You are love and so am I, You are love and so am I, and so am I

Looking for an answer what are we here for
Feeding my hungry ego doesn't work anymore
I went to my Higher Power, needed something to soothe.
I asked for some wisdom and he told me the truth

You are love and so am I, You are love and so am I, and so am I.


© 2013 Lyrics by Dan Strodl Music by David Stopp