The Cagneys Play Pop​-​Punk EP

by Jimi Cagney Experience

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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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Track Name: CHANGE JUST TO STAY THE SAME
CHANGE JUST TO STAY THE SAME - lyrics
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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
Track Name: YOU & YOURSELF
YOU & YOURSELF - Lyrics
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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
Track Name: WHY IS IT ONLY EMPTY TRAINS THAT RUN ON TIME?
...EMPTY TRAINS... - lyrics
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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


Track Name: CHEAT (THE RULES OF LOVE)
CHEAT - lyrics
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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…
Track Name: T-T-TELL ME I'M DREAMING
T-T-TELL ME I'M DREAMING - lyrics
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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