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52 original songs recorded throughout 2012. Currently a work-in-progress, come back every week for a new song!

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released January 7, 2012

All songs written by Jamie Lucock

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The Battling Frogs Hampshire, UK

Songwriter, philosopher, worrier, friend, lover, genderpunk, worrier. Likes cheese far too much.

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Track Name: ...but we're not on my planet
VERSE 1
Dm F
Forgiveness is shiny, forgiveness is great
C G
In fact it’s the key to ending all hate
Dm F
And if I owned the world and the skies and the seas
C G
I’d tell everyone that it was the bee’s knees
Dm F
But I don’t own this world and this world don’t own me
C G
And the world’s full of pain and the world’s filled with glee.
Dm F A
One thing I know is that I am free …

CHORUS
Gm Dm
But we’re not on my planet and I’m angry god dammit
F C
And I don’t think I can hold this one in.
Gm Dm
You hurt her so and I need you to know
F C
What it feels like to burn from within.
Gm Dm
You made her bleed just with your spineless greed
F C
I will make you understand.
Gm Dm
You hurt my friend and the soles of your feet
A
Are no longer a safe place to stand.

Cm G
Without emotion, we are but robots
Cm G
Without instinct, mere machines
Cm G
Without logic, we are but animals
Cm
So we must live our lives hanging in
D
between

VERSE 2 (Same chords as previous verse)
A bathtub of spiders, a bellowing bull,
There is no doubt, that my head is full
Of plans to dispatch you and ways you could pay
So you sir had better not get in my way.
But I’m not gonna kill you, and I’m not gonna try,
And I’m not gonna tell you I want you to die.
You’ve done me wrong so I made you a song,
Hope you like it.

Cm G
What some call a room full of pacifists
Cm G
I call a cannibal’s buffet
Cm
It’s all very well to say what’s good
G
Spread the word you really should
Cm
But what’s the use in being good if you’re always gonna
D
run away.

Gm Dm
‘Cos we’re not on my planet and I’m angry god dammit
F C
And I don’t think I can hold this one in.
Gm Dm
You hurt her so and I need you to know
F C
What it feels like to burn from within.
Gm Dm
You made her bleed just with your spineless greed
F C
I will make you understand.
Gm Dm
You hurt my friend and the soles of your feet
A … Dm
Are no longer a safe place to stand.
Track Name: When Did I Get So Afraid?
What happened to my endless mind
When did ideas get so hard to find
When did I get so afraid,
Afraid to hate, afraid to say what I think

Afraid, afraid to dream
Afraid to sing, afraid to scream
Afraid of doing all I can
Afraid of drawing big mad plans

CHORUS
'Cause long ago
When I was a child
I'd spew universes
In the blink of an eye
'Cause long ago
When I was a child
I was free from the bonds
Of what other people think

The world has changed me in and out
This is true with out a doubt
But now it's time
For my revenge

Fitting in has no attraction
I'm not a product, I'm a reaction
And there's some things
I must mend

CHORUS

I was 14 years old about to crack
The final straw broke the camel's
They'd poured me into a mould
And they wanted me set

But I said NO
And I grabbed my ukulele
And I played until I tore a gash
Through my own skin
I said NO
And I grabbed my ukulele
And the gash opened up so wide
They could all see in.

CHORUS
Track Name: The Dangers of Songwriting
Not many people realise
That when you write a song
You don't choose
What it's about

Not many people realise
No matter what you do
The truth comes
Pouring out

Not many people realise
That if you fake the words
The tune
Will give it away

Not many people realies
That in every single song
There's something that the writer wants to hide away
CHORUS
But whatever you choose it doesn't matter
'Cos it will be your biggest mistake
The truth can be a bastard
But that's the road that you'll take

Not many people realise
When you take the red pill
There really is
No going back

And not many people realise
That when you start singing truth
It will never let up
Its attack

And not many people realise
The truth gets in the way
Of all your pretty little
Plans

Not many people realise
That once you know the truth
The choice is out of your hands.

CHORUS
But whatever you choose... etc.

I sit here all alone In front of my screen
I try to find an order to the things that I have seen
I see you standing in the haze
An alcoholic hormone blazing
Rush which I can't hide away
Maybe she will be okay
I hope one day that I will learn
But she does not deserve to burn
Until that day comes, I must stagger
Along this long and winding jagged
Road I keep inside my mind
Searching for something to find.

CHORUS
But whatever I do it doesn't matter
'Cos the trail I leave in my wake
(Will be a) trail of disaster
On the road that I take.
Track Name: Winston (They Cannot Reach Me Here)
There is a space I keep between my ears
A space reserved for songs and ancient fears
Half remembered nursery rhymes
The old man, simply wants a pint
There is a space I keep betwen my ears.

While it's true that history's doomed to be forgot
And science has already begun to rot
And I am doomed to live my life,
Trembling in fear
I am human, and they cannot reach me here

There is a space I keep behind my eyes
A space reserved for thoughts and screwed up lies
I wanted to cleave her skull apart
And then she went and touched my heart
There is a space I keep behind my eyes.

There is just one possible end to this stupid dance
I should've killed my wife when I had the chance
Now we are doomed to live our love,
Hidden away from view
But we're human, and that is what we'll do.

INSTRUMENTAL
Track Name: Eggshell Children
I just found a broken child
Hollow like a cracked eggshell
I will find the one who did this
Make their life a living hell
In my shed that is no child
Painted green and standing tall
I have made the perfect decoy
It's just like a russian doll

CHORUS
Magazine man is saving the children
Looks so cool in his suit and tie
Magazine man will save your children
Be they red or blue as sky.
x2

I'm preparing my machine gun
It shoots pitch black ping pong balls
I must fin the perfet pressure
It will make the bad one fall
Eggshell children need no hatred
They do not deserve to die
We are heroes, we will save themm
We don't need a reason why.

Chorus x2
Track Name: Hayfever on a Hillside
I leave the house, a refugee from my own brain
Hop over a fence, ramble down a winding lane
Force myself not to think, trespass onto unknown land
Far below the hill, the people walk on the sand.

And I breath, and I walk
And I sit, my legs ache.
But I feel good
I don't worry
If I'm making A mistake

A fly whips past, the world seems quiet up here
High on a hill, away from panic and fear
Pencil thoughts and songs in my little brown book
Don't look back, but remember the path I took

And I stretch, and I walk
Find a bush, so I can pee
Cos I feel good
I don't worry
Up here I feel free

And I don't even check if the signal reaches here
My mind feels fresh and free
Everything is working, so clear of interference
I just know how to be.

And I sit, and I sneeze
Throw my gaze, out to sea
And I feel just like
The one I want to be
Track Name: Fine
This is exactly what I was talking about
This is why I kept on asking why
This is exactly what I was talking about
So don’t go acting all surprised.

This is exactly what I was talking about
You should’ve known this when I said to you
Don’t spare my feelings, just spit the damn thing out.
I guess you thought I couldn’t take it.

Well you’re wrong I’m not some fragile thing
That breaks when you step on me
I’m not some fragile thing
You didn’t have to lie.
I’m not some fragile thing
That breaks when you step on me.
I’m not some fragile thing,
I’m fine.

This is precisely the thing you should’ve said
Your chance is gone it’s too late now
I’m sure it made more sense, when it was in your head
I will not bother asking how

This is precisely the thing you should’ve said
You said you didn’t know what you wanted
You could’ve said me you wanted him instead
Did you think the lie would soothe me?

Well you’re wrong I’m not some fragile thing
That breaks when you step on me
I’m not some fragile thing
You didn’t have to lie.
I’m not some fragile thing
That breaks when you step on me.
I’m not some fragile thing,
I’m fine.

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Unstable Flight
I may have found some feet to stand on
And I may have made, a vague semblance of a plan.
And I may have found a couple of ways, to keep my mind getting totally out of hand.
And I may have found a couple of ways, to turn my thoughts into some simple songs.
But if you think I have any idea who I am now,
I'm sorry, but you're wrong.

I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm not afraid to admit that anymore.

I have met a lot of people lately,
Some of them I like, and some of them I hate their guts
And some of these people know me
Some of them like me, and all of them think I'm slightly strange.
And sometimes I think I've found an answer to a question in my mind.
But it always comes up short, when I dig a little deeper, I always seem to find,

I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm not afraid to admit that anymore...

And I was built, for unstable flight. x3
I'm not meant, to settle down inside.

I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm not afraid to admit that anymore. (Repeat Ad Infinitum)
Track Name: How I Wish I Could Hate You
How I wish I could hate you.
How I wish I could want to make you dead.
How I wish I could hate you.
How I wish I could want to break your head,
'cos you've done enough damage,
In this town.
And by rights I should wanna kick you to the ground.
But I don't hate you,
And I don't I know why.
But you should thank your lucky stars 'cos if you weren't who you are I'd want you to die.
Track Name: Time To Fly
Em, Em, D, C (loop through verses)
Tonight
I'm gonna do
Exactly what I planned
From the start x2

Tonight
I'm gonna set my life straight
'cos this flailing mass of limbs has got
To end


C D B Em
Tonight I'm gonna fix so many things you won't believe it
C D Em Em
I'm gonna change my life my friends, you won't believe your eyes
C B7 Bm Em
I'm stuck here in this stinking rut, it's time for me to leave it.
C D Em
So come on, hold on tight, it's time to fly

Tonight
I'm gonna do
What I've told myself to do
All these years

Tonight
I'm gonna stick with it
'Cos if you can't keep your own word
Then what've you got?

C D B Em
Tonight I'm gonna fix so many things you won't believe it
C D Em Em
I'm gonna change my life my friends, you won't believe your eyes
C B7 Bm Em
I'm stuck here in this stinking rut, it's time for me to leave it.
C D Em
So come on, hold on tight, it's time to fly

4 bars


I said come on
Hold on tight
I said come on
Hold on tight
I said come on, hold on tight, it's time to fly.
Track Name: Thank You
INTRO
This is a song I wrote especially for you
It only has four chords, it's simple but it's true
I have some things to thank you for, now you're not around.
Just a few things to think about, if you ever come come back to this town
Thank you for all the good things, that you've done in my life
Thanks you for all the times, you've got me out of strife
Thank you for thinking of me, when I was in pain.
And thank you for taking something dear to me, and stuffing it down the drain.

I will be a fool
If I ever trust you again
You broke two hearts and you broke your promise
And you tore apart my three best friends.
I don't care how bad you feel
This isn't something you can mend.
I'm sorry, Liam Duffy, it has to end.

INTRO

And she was such a fool
To let you in again
You tore her heart into little bits
And you'll probably do it again
I've got to tell you what you're like
Or your ways will never mend.
I'm telling you, Liam Duffy, it has to end.
Track Name: Optimus (Not the Transformer)
I'm starting to believe there is no one I can trust in this town.
And I don't understand why everyone I've meet has let me down.
My godfather's dead, I came here looking for a way to cope.
But this confounded city has robbed me of my final shred of hope.

But you can't take my faith in books.
No you can't take away my final sacred place.
No you can't take my faith in books.
Not even if you bastards poison every page
No you can't take my faith in books
You couldn't do that if you burned every library down.
No you can't take, my faith, in books.

I'm starting to believe this masterpiece will be the death of me
And it inspires fear, in the eyes of anyone who sees, it.
Why they are afraid of such pure beauty I will never understand.
Now I'm stuck here in these wretched caves and this is getting out of hand..

But you can't take my faith in books.
No you can't take away my final sacred place.
No you can't take my faith in books.
Not even if you bastards poison every page
No you can't take my faith in books
You couldn't do that if you burned every library down.
No you can't take, my faith, in books.

How can you live with yourself with such a goal?
How can you wish to rid the world of soul?
You're doomed to failure in your twisted ways.
No matter what, something always remains.

Cos you can't take our faith in books
No you can't take away our final sacred place.
No you can't take our faith in books.
Not even if you bastards poison every page.
No you can't take our faith in books.
You couldn't do that if you burned every library down.
No you can't take, our faith-
I'm telling you, I'll read until you strike me down.
No you can't take, our faith, in books
Track Name: Alpha Mini Cooper
We got a lot of minis
We got a lot of gold
We defeated the system
This one never gets old.

We escaped from the city
Reprogrammed the lights
Now we've got the resources
To get through one more night.

We blew the bloody doors off
Now we're living the dream
And our love is the best damn thing
In this final scene

'Cos you've got your fishnets
And your deadliest shoes
And if I know just one thing
We are gonna.

We drove across the mountains
You had joy on your face
Then the joy turned to panic
Now we're hanging in space

If we make just one movement
The gold slips away
So I'm just gonna hold you
'Till we both decay

We blew the bloody doors off
Now we're living the dream
And our love is the best damn thing
In this final scene

'Cos you've got on your fishnets
And your deadliest shoes
And if I know just one thing
We are gonna lose.