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Everlasting Shining Peace of Mind
Girl For Granted
Where You Should Be
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Can't Sing Those Love Songs Anymore
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Runaway Train
Everlasting Shining Peace of Mind
Words: Dennis Johnson, Music: Steve Turner
This was song number one really - the first attempt made at our own brand of skiffle tune. Knocked out in one afternoon at Den's flat in Camden, rehearsed at the back of the Opera House and in the busking set all in the space of a couple of days. It became our anthem eventually, and summed up the spirit of the band - whatever else the Gutter Brothers was, it was always fun. It was also quite a personal statement by Den, the words aren't as upbeat as they first may seemÖ
Iím leaving on the early train, the first one at the station
Find a place to sit me down and run things through my mind,
Another job, another town, an unknown destination,
Another dingy rooming house, somewhere down the line.
All I ever wanted was a reason to be happy,
Happiness can be so hard to find.
All I ever needed was for you to get to know me,
Everlasting shining peace of mind.
Iím tired of fighting for the things you often take for granted,
Iím tired of all the cheap talk in the bar rooms and saloons,
Iím heading out for pastures new where the eagle rules the canyon,
Down below the mesa, grow some scars upon my wounds.
All I ever wanted was a reason to be happy,
Happiness can be so hard to find.
All I ever need was for you to get to know me,
Everlasting shining peace of mind.
Iím leaving here to find somewhere that holds no false illusion,
Illusions are like promises, the same old hollow ring,
Iím leaving here for anywhere that offers me seclusion,
Live below the mountains, watch the eagle on the wing.
All I ever wanted was a reason to be happy,
Happiness can be so hard to find.
All I ever needed was for you to get to know me,
Everlasting shining peace of mind.