Category Archives: The Wedding Present

All About Eve

Lyrics:

“Tom”
I’ve read this page a thousand times
It’s the only way that I could find to carry on
“Say. Isn’t it a good life over here?
And can you catch another can of beer?
So sharp, so clear
You bet! And a good kaffir I’ve never met
But you know this heat will make them sweat!”
Tin wall, hot flesh
Oh man, I’m too full of hate to shake your hand
And don’t you ever call me your friend
He’ll take this land

Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?

Big game; four begging children by the train

The Afrikaner does the same
Then gets back on again
And who’s she?
“They call her Black Revolution Eve”
On the master’s land she sowed some seeds
Today she leaves

Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?
Did you try to imagine the hate
That a young boy could feel?

You Can’t Moan, Can You?

Lyrics:

I was just trying to hide a yawn
I think I’ve noticed that its dawn
But I’ll stay longer if you want
She just caught you off your guard
And I know it can be hard
But that’s really not the point

Well, just try to get away
Go and see your parents for a day
That’s what I’d do myself
She is not the only one
And its easier said than done
But try and think of something else

You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need
You have got everything that you need

Anyone Can Make A Mistake

Lyrics:

When I set foot upon the bus, you laughed and said: “That’s the end for us!”
Oh, could a joke ever go more wrong?
If only you’d have come along
Oh but you must stop calling Jane
She is completely without blame
Do you have to ring her up so soon?
That’s rubbing salt into these wounds

A little bit of what you fancy doesn’t do you any good at all
Oh I know that now

I can’t add to what I’ve said
I just completely lost my head
Do you want me here when you start to pack?
And are you leaving just like that?
Have you taken all you want?
Is that it?
Have you really gone?
What can I say to change you mind?
There’ll never be another time

A little bit of what you fancy doesn’t do you any good at all
It’s so clear to me now

Give My Love To Kevin

Lyrics:

Why should I want to know his name?
What difference does it make?
You know I tried dead hard to keep away
I just had to call again
Where did you go last night?
Oh, what’s that new place like?
Okay, I won’t ask anymore questions
Then you can’t tell me lies

Well, they always need good men
They’re crying out for them
It’s not the sort of job I’d do myself, but then I’m not him
Oh, he buys you pretty things
And what does your mother think?
I just can’t bear to imagine you sharing a bed with him

Tell me …why should I be upset?
Some kid I’ve never met
We’d better sort this out before I go and say something I’ll regret
No, I’m sure it suits him
I’m not trying to be anything
Before I leave I want you to give my love to Kevin

It’s What You Want That Matters

Lyrics:

And this is for you; you must know it’s for you
What else can I think about?
I knocked on your door until my fingers were sore, although I’d guessed you were out
And what do I need?
Is it hunger or greed that has brought me here?
And what will I find?
Aren’t we two of a kind?
Oh, I take back everything; I didn’t mean a thing

And when you pull the strings; I don’t think you feel a thing

Don’t forget what I say, we can be back in one day
We can borrow your mother’s car*
Don’t sing me that song; I’ve been here for too long
Oh, you couldn’t have looked that far
You couldn’t have looked that far
I seem to recall you said nothing at all the day that this letter came
It must have been sent by the friend of a friend
Oh now I forget his name
I’m really not to blame

And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing
Oh, do you feel a thing?
And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing

*On the original recording this line was “pick up your mother’s car” but it’s been subsequently changed. Other lines have been subtly changed as well over the years.

Something And Nothing

Lyrics:

You’re not such a nice girl after all
It’s as much as you can do just to say hello
Have you got to stick your head inside that book?
Oh, you’ve noticed that I’m here, now please spare the dirty look!

It’s such a beautiful evening,
Oh, would you like to go out?
Oh, pardon me for breathing

I know you walk a different way each night
To avoid the men on the building site
But I waited half an hour for you to come
Oh, well you’ve missed your dad and the tea’s now overdone

Well, it’s only part of loving
Please don’t accuse me of making something out of nothing

There’s really nothing to be ashamed about
He’s a good looking kid; I think I’ve worked that bit out
And he seems to have the same desires as you
But if he’s that much fun, how come I’m not laughing too?

It’s such a beautiful evening
Oh, would you like to go out?
Oh, pardon me for breathing
I can’t help the way that I am
Oh, it’s only part of loving
Please don’t you tell me that I’m making something out of nothing

Silly, but true, you know I can’t help but feeling used
When the two of you get on so well together
A quiet drink, well what am I supposed to think
When the two of you…you dance so well together?

Shatner

Lyrics:

Wear something bright and turn away
Imagine girls behaving in that way?
Why don’t you pack your bags and leave?
Look here’s another bruise I didn’t see

You can’t say: “It doesn’t really matter”
This isn’t TV; he isn’t William Shatner
Oh, I’ve told you before

These days you look so pale and thin
Wave down a bus and let’s be rid of him
You’ve spent this night beside your TV set
Remember when you used to laugh at it
You laughed a bit

You can’t say: “It doesn’t really matter”
This isn’t TV; he isn’t William Shatner
Oh, I’ve told you before

You can’t say: “It doesn’t really matter”
This isn’t TV; he isn’t William Shatner

All This And More

Lyrics:

I wonder what our kid has bought her
I think I’ll try and unwrap a corner
He didn’t spend that much in the end
He doesn’t think that highly of his friends

I’ve wanted one of those for years
That was until I got it here
On second thought, I don’t think I like it
But if it’s for sale someone will buy it

I can’t think just what I wanted it for
I can’t think just what I wanted it for

I’ve already borrowed too much money
I told Michelle and she thinks it’s funny
I won’t have anything but the best
Can I put this down and owe the rest?

I can’t think just what I wanted it for
I can’t think just what I wanted it for
All this and more

Don’t Be So Hard

Lyrics:

He became a man at twenty-three
And now he’s got to take up all the seat
I never knew he was so bold; I really think she should be told
But that’s what best friends are for and does she have a best friend, anymore?
At home, she tells him little lies like she’s not in the mood tonight

And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there
And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there

He’s got his name on people’s lips
He crushes fingers in his grip
And of course he shows that he doesn’t care if he chances to overhear:
“Have you seen her without make-up?” and, “I don’t think he’s had much luck!”
At home, she tells him little lies like onions always make her cry

And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there
And when they’re out with all his friends he just forgets that she’s even there

Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft

Lyrics:

Oh, why do you catch my eye, then turn away?
I thought we said all the things we had to say
Shaun said he saw you holding hands with your new friend
How does it feel to know you’ve just won again?

Don’t give me that, because you were seen
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

Can I keep that book of yours and maybe this one too?
Oh sure, I’ll bring them ’round tomorrow, if that will do
Was it really full?
They must have queued there since half past three
Oh I didn’t go
Was it a good film?
Well, that’s just me

Don’t give me that, because you were seen
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream
Oh you can have your dream

Guess who I saw, by your old house, just the other day?
That kid we used to think was mad, but now he looks okay
I think someone’s here; look at the window, I can’t make out who
Oh, I’d love to stay, but I’ve really got so many things to do

Don’t give me that, because you were seen
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream

Don’t give me that, because you were seen
Everyone thinks he looks daft but you can have your dream