South Hams Boogie Band

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click to download Stop Feeding People

Tolerant residents seem: "to want vagrants to stay"
"They been donating money and food", it was claimed.
Several times when police have tried to apprehend a pest
Members of the Public stepped-in, preventing the arrest
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Stop feeding people living on the streets
And when Officers have arrested, they get no support.
Time after time, cases are thrown out by the Courts
All this was revealed by the Town's local PC
When discussing homelessness at a Totnes Council Meeting

Stop feeding people living on the streets
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Bowls of soft summer fruits and assorted treats
Stop feeding people living on the streets

And the size of this problem: is it a tribe or a coven?
Pc Localtown said: "Vagrancy's risen up from four to a dozen.
The people of Totnes seem very tolerant
And the vagrants seem quite happy, they've got everything they want
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Bowls of soft summer fruits and assorted treats
Stop feeding people living on the streets

Councillor Mead explained "they come from Exeter way
They're not like the usual vagarants that we have to stay
They sometimes get abusive and they all have dogs on string."
Mayor Boswell stood and said: "I know just that kind of thing"
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Bowls of soft summer fruits and assorted treats
Stop feeding people living on the streets

So Totnes feels hostage to about a dozen bums
Homelessness as lifestyle and the problem has been dumped
Upon my doorstep: But I can see a way through and
I'll let Chris tell ya all about it when he sings Me and You
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Stop feeding people living on the streets
Bowls of soft summer fruits and assorted treats
Stop feeding people living on the streets

(The report then revealed that on Friday nights
30 to 40 youth sit drinking in the Castle Lights
And English Heritage have been invited into town
To sit down with the Council and work the problem out)

 

Dave Daw - drums, recording, backing vocal & mix
Paul Easten - first guitar solo
Kris Howe - many acoustic guitars, backing vocal
Shane Roe - lead vocal
Emily Rogers - backing vocal
Steve Rogers - bass, second guitar solo & scribble, backing vocal, edit & master


 

Dave Daw - drums, recording & mix
Kris Howe - guitar
Darren Murphy - background rhythm guitar
Shane Roe - vocal
Steve Rogers - bass, edit & master

click to download Here's Johnny

Secure accommodation for eleven years
I thought I saw you waiting outside for Dr Pearce
I was taking too much acid and drinking too much beer
And sniffing cocaine poppers to face down the fear
I tried to kill myself - they said, I can't remember
I've been on day release... ooooh... since last September
I breakfast in the Castle, and now I'm going straight
I'm only smoking skunkweed and hardly sleeping late

Remember that steadicam movie, racing down the hall
Tri-cy-cle boy, screaming people, and the blood and all
I'm strolling through the Narrows, early morning fog.
In the Butterwalk someone's shouting: "Anyone seen my dog?"
Now I find that Totnes is so good for mining
Character actors, taken from The Shining
I'm bearded, I'm better, dressed in my Sunday best
Like the doctors going fishing in the Cuckoo's Nest

Picking up the local paper "Dog injured in hit and run"
Emotion floods my brain - I've got to tell someone
That taking too much acid and drinking too much beer
It's simply the "too much" that activates the fear
Tobacco and others have kept me sedated
Now in my twilight years I have been Valproated
Time matters. That's all. There's no such thing as money
The doctors did their job. I'm back. Here's Johnny!


 

The South Hams Boogie

Single Mix click to download click to download Mad Mix

Francis was the first man around the world
Just like Neil who first went to the moon
However, Neil had the United States
To help the mission stay in tune
Francis only set out
With the South Hams Boogie

That Devon belle with her bouncing boy
Swaying hips and belly button ring
She's got Chomsky tattooed on her tum
And as she walks he seems to sing:
"Come with the tide that lives inside
The South Hams Boogie"

 

Dan's the Don. He rocks rock and art
He don't seem to do much 'cept work & play
Tell me why he ain't some big star?
That's what everybody round here says
Then says Dan: "I'm the man
With the South Hams Boogie"

Heather's hair, just like Robert Plant's
He's seventeen, she's forty-eight
She teaches Arapaho social etiquette
And at the weekend sells real estate
Heather's hair best beware
The South Hams Boogie

 

Some cat said to me: "How come you're so cool?
Y' got so much energy, yet you look like a gnome.
You make me feel great, though you act like a fool."
(I told him) I always leave when it's time to go home
And there's no doubt that I've run out
Of the South Hams Boogie

God didn't put you here to moan and whine
God taught me how to ball and shout
God gave you life to have a good time
Now I'm feeling great, I'm gonna work it out
I'm feeling good like I know I should
With the South Hams Boogie

Father Christmas - keyboards on Single
Dave Daw - drums, recording & Mad Mix
Kris Howe - rhythm guitar
Darren Murphy - slide guitar & Single Mix
Shane Roe - lead vocal
Steve Rogers - bass, lead guitar, edit & masters
The Cott Massive - backing vocals


 

Dave Daw - drums, percussion, recording & mix
Kris Howe - vocals, rhythm guitar
Darren Murphy - lead guitar
Shane Roe: standing-in-room-while-it's-all-going-on
Steve Rogers - bass, lead guitar, edit & master

Me and You click to download

We got brown, yellow, pink and black
And something that looks like blue too
We got all shapes and sizes
And gifts and surprises
That ain't just a tool for the few
Who talk about sharing, who're really past caring
Except they're part of the crew
They're me and you. They're me and you.

We got leaders lying and dealers buying
And rains-a-falling with smokestack lightning
We got pipelines leaking
And the filth is reeking
The trees are falling for you
Yes me and you. Me and you.

We got to stop needing and greedily feeding
And tasting and wasting
And blaming and shaming and
Take hold of my hand
It's me and you. Me and you.

 

We got sunshine and laughter lines
And love lighting up our faces too
We got healing and sealing
And trusting and feeling
It's joining all races and filling the spaces
And now we're travelling through
That's me and you. Me and you.

We got to stop taking and lusting and faking
'Citing and fighting
And making or breaking and
Look into my eyes
It's me and you. It's me and you


Who Owns Britain? click to download

Forty thousand families own everything in sight
It's enough to turn you Communist - it just ain't right
Sixty million people owning five percent
I say it just ain't fair no matter how you look at it

WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(I really wanna know)
WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(You and me, please tell me that it's so)
WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(I really wanna know)
WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(You and me, please tell me that it's so)

Norfolk for Steve Rogers, Suffolk for Sue Betts
And David Guppy to have all those counties
Whose names end with sex
Martin Champion: Scotland for you.
And the Western Isles. Will that do?
I bet Bobby Robinson owns most of London Town
He was much too clever to let them bring him down
You know it seems so good, handing out title deeds
Now I know exactly how it feels to be king.

Kris Howe: Northumberland. Father Christmas: Gwent
Dave Vose: The Hebrides. Faith Rhodes: Kent
Darren Southern: Northern Ireland, Cheshire and the Dales
And to you David Baines: A Gwentless Wales

WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(I really wanna know)
WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(You and me, please tell me that it's so)
WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(I really wanna know)
WHO OWNS BRITAIN? WHO OWNS BRITAIN?
(You and me, please tell me that it's so)

Forty thousand families own everything in sight
It's enough to turn you Communist - it just ain't right
Sixty million people owning five percent
I say it just ain't fair no matter how you look at it

Dave Daw - drums, percussion, recording & mix
Kris Howe - acoustic lead & rhythm guitars
Shane Roe - lead vocal, crazy wah-wah guitar
Steve Rogers - bass, wah-wah guitar, edit & master
The Cott Massive - backing vocals


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