The Cagneys Play Pop​-​Punk EP

by Jimi Cagney Experience

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1.
CHANGE JUST TO STAY THE SAME - lyrics ------------------------------------------- You tell me that I’ve changed Yeah I know but we’re both to blame You said we were history And you’d always liked him much more than me… So then came my party piece I had a think and thought that I was beat Seemed that I’d misread you all along I was never bothered by the likes of him back then Established that I needn’t fight Cos there was no-one to contend He’d be a change - Saw myself to blame So I had to change just to stay the same I didn’t realize you’re feelings were true I thought you thought that we were through And your plan for jealousy Had hell of an effect on me Cos I broke up the party’s peace Asked to leave before they called the police Seems like I misread the whole night long… I was never bothered by the likes of him back then Established that I needn’t fight Cos there was no-one to contend He’d be a change - Saw myself to blame So I had to change just to stay the same I only changed Cos I thought that I was out I had to change To be different and be the same in your eyes You tell me that I’ve changed Yeah I know but we’re both to blame I was never bothered by the likes of him back then Established that I needn’t fight Cos there was no-one to contend He’d be a change - Saw myself to blame So I had to change just to stay the same
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YOU & YOURSELF - Lyrics ------------------------------- The last time I saw that look in your eyes I could feel the same thing A motionless unease of stale cool air I could feel it coming And as you come, nearer and nearer right up to me I try to run but my legs are dead and my body’s a freeze The you I love has disappeared The you I fear has returned Your other self scares me to death Split second you turn You and yourself I tried to convince myself that it couldn’t happen again But it seems that hoping against hope hasn’t broken the chain And as you look, deeper and deeper right into me I can see your empty lonely gaze No not again please don’t hurt me The you I love has disappeared The you I fear has returned Your other self scares me to death Split second you turn You and yourself
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...EMPTY TRAINS... - lyrics ----------------------- I saw you reach your goal with your promises of nothing Promises I must admit you kept Mouths that preached “reality” and minds that kept on dreaming Of an empire on which the sun never sets Oh, I understand how you got here (no-one’s thinking) I find it all hard to believe I’ll never know, I’ll never know Never understand how it is so The facts seem so illogical to me I’ll never find no matter how I try Why’s it only empty trains that run on time? I guess I’ll never ever believe You make the best for your kind and make em lots of money While everybody else has to make do Your immoral morality brought our cities to their knees And that’s where you intend to keep us too Oh, I understand how you got here (no-one’s thinking)… I’ll never know, I’ll never know… You favor the strong of the weak and the haves over the have-nots South over the north a great divide Rich over poor and white over black I hate you and that’s the reason why… Oh, I understand how you got here (no-one’s thinking)… Take care to hate and hate to care (no-one’s sharing) Gullible sheep with sight impaired (no-one’s looking) I’ll never know, I’ll never know… I guess I’ll never ever believe I think I’ll never ever believe I know I’ll never ever believe  
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CHEAT - lyrics --------- How many times do I have to tell you? How many times do I have to explain? How many times before you understand? That you and me we’re not playing the same game You cheat you broke the rules of love… How many times to get it into your skull? How many times must I make it plain? How many times before you realize? That love is meant to go both ways You cheat you broke the rules of love… How many times to get it into your head? How many times must it be said? You cheat you broke the rules of love…
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T-T-TELL ME I'M DREAMING - lyrics ---------------------------------- Tell me I’m dreaming and I’ll believe everything you say Its not like me to enjoy luck like this anyway Tell me I’m dreaming and I’ll believe every word is true All that it is is my imagination running away with you Help me help me try to get along Tell me tell me tell me that I’m wrong Sometimes I feel I’m in a haze Sometimes the feeling lasts for days So tell me I’m dreaming I dreamed it all Tell me I’m dreaming and I’ll believe every single line Why should there be anything different about this time? Tell me I’m dreaming and I’ll believe every word you speak I can’t believe that we lasted longer than every Thursday for a week Help me help me try to understand Reassure me there’s been a slight of hand Sometimes I feel I’m in a dream Sometimes I feel I’m in between So tell me I’m dreaming I dreamed it all I have no faith so I have no faith in myself Speak surely and slowly You have to give me help Sometimes I feel I’m in a dream Sometimes I feel I’m in between So tell me I’m dreaming I dreamed it all

about

Five songs written in the early / mid 1980s and originally performed in the pubs and clubs of South Durham and North Yorkshire by The Cagneys: Clare Griffiths (violin), Ian Burr (drums), Phil Winspear (bass) and Neal Davies (guitar & vocals).

Re-arranged and re-recorded in 2015 by The Jimi Cagney Experience (Neal Davies - guitars, bass, drums, keys, programming) in the spirit in which they were written: a little bit Stiff Little Fingers, a little bit Banshees, a little bit Buzzcocks.


PUNK'S NOT DEAD!






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released June 28, 2015

All tracks written, arranged, performed and mixed by Neal, spring 2015 and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering (www.azimuthmastering.com) .

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All words, music and instruments written, sung and played by Neal. Apologies for the singing...

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