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Mother Primeval
Tongue Tied and Terrified
Murder
Queenie, the Queen of Cardboard City
Girl For Granted
Conventional Arms
The Spoiler
The Ferris Wheel
Happy For You
Stand Up, Little Jesus
I Ain't Afraid
Lyiní About The Blues
Mother Primeval
Words: Dennis Johnson, Music: Steve Turner
Inspired by several years of busking, this one. Unless you happen to have had the misfortune of having to stand and play guitar (washboard, tea-chest, drums, whatever) in Dam Square for long enough to make the cash to pay for your dinner and your hotel room when it's two degrees below freezing, you won't realise quite how heartfelt this isÖ
Put on your top coat and put on your hat
Stick on some good shoes to keep out the wet
Itís raining just like they said it would
Canít trust the weather in this neighbourhood
I guess you could say that weíre outdoor people
Just trying to grow up before we get old
Standing out here in the mother primeval
In the heat and the wind and the rain and the snow
Standing out here in this old stone cathedral
Been out too long and we want to come in from the cold.
Break out that good juice and letís take a shot
Itís not for misuse itís just to warm us up
It keeps that red stuff flowing through our veins
Weíll catch our death of cold for all our pains.
I guess you could say that weíre outdoor people
Just trying to grow up before we get old
Standing out here in the mother primeval
In the heat and the wind and the rain and the snow
Standing out here in this old stone cathedral
Been out too long and we want to come in from the cold.
Head peeking through the doorway
Heís looking over his shoulder
Temperatureís falling, itís ten degrees colder.