Songs From ALIBI

TURNAROUND

ULTRA  GROOVY HIGH

MUMBO JUMBO

FLIPSIDE OVER EASY

BLONDE GIRLS

BIRDLAND

LOVE YA BABY

FAITH LOVE & UNDERSTANDING

LILY’S SONG

ALWAYS & FOREVER


TURNAROUND

Brenda
Kid make a fresh start
Let’s take the new road to walk down
Cos you know in your heart
That it’s time to leave your hometown
It’s a big world out there
Millions of girls your own age, horny,
Let me tell you man I swear
If I had the chance I would always keep on moving

Nelson
I’ve bin grindin’ my bones for all these years
For a sack full of stones & a sink full of tears
First they fill you with loans
& then they kill your ideas
Our planet – is waiting for us all

Brenda
It’s time to turnaround (x 3)
& head on down the loose track baby
& never turnaround & think of home
& then oh maybe
You will find a finer place of liberty & life
The tales you’ll tell beside the fireplace
To all your children & their children

Nelson
I’ve bin stuck in a rut & I can’t break free
Bin bustin’ mi gut in a factory
Industrial slut & I’ve lost my dreams
But our planet – is waitin’ for us all

Brenda
It’s time to turnaround
It’s time to turnaround
It’s time to turnaround
& hear the sound of your heart singin’
Come on boy leave ya friends
& family & all the things you know
It’s time to go, cos there’s
A better life if you can find it
& tho’ the road is lined with trials
There’s mystery if you don’t mind it

Brenda & Nelson
It’s time to (time to) turnaround
It’s time to (time to) turnaround


ULTRA-GROOVY HIGH

Nelson
There’s nothing of this world
Like a free & easy man
He can do whatever he wants to
& what he likes he’ll do
Whatever, whenever he can
I’m a-rollin’, easy strollin’
Down the road, I hear my callin’
In the music that I’m singin’ man
Its the only way to make the streets
Your own

Because the way I’m feelin’ now
I didn’t even know that it existed,
The way I’m feelin’ ultra-groovy
Brothers & my sisters
& I might be a nobody
But I’m the star o’ my own movie
Up, down, turnaround
I’m ultra-groovy high

Nelson
I’m a-skippin thro’ the subways
In my bliss’d-out sister love haze
& I’m a-driftin thro my drug days
& the super-shlinky soul light’s
Shinin’ thro’…

There’s a rollercoaster risin’ man
Above the blue horizon &
You’ll never put a price upon
The way I’m feelin now
You’d never know

Nelson & TC
Because the way I’m feelin now
I didn’t even know that it existed
The way Im feelin ultra-groovy
Brothers & my sisters
& I might be a nobody
But I’m the star o’ my own movie
Up, down, turnaround
I’m ultra-groovy high

Nelson
& it’s true what the say about livin
I guess yer live until yer die
Cos the time we spend must fly
I’m livin’ on an ultra groovy high

TC
& now I’m ultra groovy high,
Ive found an oasis
I’m gonna see places I’ve never seen before
Opening doors, breaking yer laws
I’m feelin like a force of nature hollerin
The valley of Kings now I’ve spread my wings
& I can fly


MUMBO JUMBO

All
Stevie Austin, we thought we’d lost him
But now he’s back on with some breaks from Boston x 3

Mumbo Jumbo (take me higher) x 4

And when the kids are coming up
& as the bouncers getting down
The music’s taking us higher
To higher ground

General
Down on the dance floor, I couldn’t find mi dealer
Want to entrance more, so I bought some tequila
When you feel flakey, honey,
Shakey, shakey, shake yer money
There’s one thing’ll heal ya – that’s a shot of tequila!

Raver
Why did the Mexican push his wife off the cliff?
TEQUILA!

All
Mumbo Jumbo (take me higher) x 4

And when the kids are coming up
& as the bouncers getting down
The music’s taking us higher
To higher ground

TC
Well mi name is TC, I’m on a smart E
Lookin’ for a bangin’, phat girlie
The Tiger Cubs are ripping up the club
& everybody’s tripping to the woo-woo
Its Stevie Austin, they thought they’d lost him
But now he’s back on with some breaks from Boston
Top banana, hot love karma,
Nelson’s looking chuff’d
Cause I took him to the club where all the
Mumbo Jumbo kids are coming up
& as the bouncer’s getting down
The music’s taking us higher
To higher ground….


FLIPSIDE OVER EASY

Lily, Krissie, Hamish, Katie, General
Skin-up ezy geezer, skin it up & pass it round
This way, thataway,
Anywhichway that you want it to go
Just pack it in & skin it up & pass it round

Bouncer
I’m a bouncer down the Mumbo Jumbo
Ya fuck’d up in the head my son,
If you light that up I’m gonna do you over
For messin’ around in my joint!

Nelson
Hey chill, man chill, lets split this pill,
There’s plenty of time fer that
When you’re a free man!
I’m gonna skin up here if I have to,
I’m gonna skin up whenever I want to,
I’m gonna skin up right in yer face man,
I’m gonna skin up in yer home-boys place &
I’m gonna pass it on to all my friends,
Who are Flipside Over Easy x3

Flipside Over Easy, inside-out & round & round,
This way, that-a-way,
Any which way that I’m wantin’ to go,
I’m back-to-front, I’m comin’ up,

Bouncer
Ya goin’ down…

Lily, Krissie, Hamish, Katie, General
Skin-up ezy geezer, skin it up & pass it round
This way, thataway,
Anywhichway that you want it to go
Just pack it in & skin it up & pass it round

Girls
Herbaweed ana weedaganj ana
Ganja-a-weed ana weedamarijuana
Herbaweed ana weedaganj ana
Ganja-a-weed ana weedamarijuana
Herbaweed ana weedaganj ana
Ganja-a-weed ana weedamarijuana

General
I remember when I carry
Ten bags of mari-mari
But I smoked it til it was dead
I didn’t have a reefer to ease my head
Yes you don’t know what I need
You don’t know what I need
I need some weed

Harmony 1
Skin-up ezy geezer, skin it up & pass it round
This way, thataway,
Anywhichway that you want it to go
Just pack it in & skin it up & pass it round

Harmony 2
Aaaaahhhhh….

Harmony 3
Herbaweed ana weedaganj ana
Ganja-a-weed ana weedamarijuana
Herbaweed ana weedaganj ana
Ganja-a-weed ana weedamarijuana


BLONDE GIRLS

Nelson
Hey blondie, nice ass can I touch it
Hey blondie, nice ass can I touch it
Hey blondie, nice ass can I touch it
Cos it makes me go weak at the knees
Your posterior is shakin’ up my area
I’m beggin yer darlin’ let me touch it please

Because blonde girls are better in the summer
When the sun is shinin’ high
They’re my golden flower lovers
With their sky-blue ocean eyes
I swear they’re angels in disguise

Hey lady, you guessed it, you’d get it
Hey lady, you guessed it, you’d get it
Hey lady, you guessed it, you’d get it
That’s the best ass I’ve ever seen
& your posterior is shakin’ up my area
I’m beggin’ yer darlin’ let me kiss your booty clean

Because blonde girls are better in the summer
When the sun is shinin’ high
They’re my golden flower lovers
With their sky-blue ocean eyes
I swear they’re angels in disguise

Because brunettes are better in the winter
God damn it everythin’ gonna get in the spring
& in autumn those auburns are better
But in summertime those blonde girls
Well they’re my thing

Blonde girls are better in the summer
When the sun is shinin’ high
They’re my golden flower lovers
With their sky-blue ocean eyes
I swear they’re angels in disguise


BIRDLAND

Now I am higher than superflyer than, any man
& I, I will take you dear, thro’ the stratosphere
Just like a bird
Have you heard the word man
This bird has flown to Birdland
& you can catch me if you can
I’m waiting for my man
Cos I’ve had my pick of all those pimp-ass lovers
But they never stick around long enough to say
Lets take a trip underneath your covers
Cos I feel like your lover today

I’m looking for my equal
You gotta shine on your woman x 3
Well blow my soul away
I never met a man to make me…

& I feel like a dusky jewel,
my karma sutra school, Ill keep for you
& I, I can take you there, willowing thro’ the air
Just like a bird
Have you heard the word man
This bird has flown to Birdland
& you can catch me if you can
I’m waiting for my man
Cos it feels like I’ve met my soul-mate
There’s so many love songs I have to write
Lets take a trip on the top of my duvet
Cos I feel like a lady tonight

I’m looking for my hero
You gotta shine on your woman x 3
Well blow my soul away
I never met a man to make me shine…
Sh-sh-sh-shine
Come on & come on & shine
Shine on my baby, come on & shine


LOVE YA BABY

Nelson
I got the notion to show some emotion
We could be lovers if you only knew
All I can think about is raisin’ my voice to shout
High over skyscrapers that I love you
I love ya baby, yes I do
I love ya baby, what the hell ya put & put me thro
I love ya baby, yes I do,
I love ya baby

Lily
Well shame on you,
Cos you’re just full of it
what a crock of shit
All you want’s a bit of what I got
feelings that I feel
Thought they could be real
But now you’ve blown the deal so off you trot

Nelson
But I love ya baby, yes I do
I love ya baby & I know my love is true
Cos ever since I met ya girl
You just gone & blown my world
So tell me what the hell am I supposed to do

Lily
How can you love me
You hardly know my name

Nelson
I love ya baby

Lily
But I do not feel the same

Nelson
Look lady I’m not full of shit
You just can’t handle it
Cos I’m the missing bit to fill your life
Baby cant ya see
We were meant to be
It is your destiny to be my wife

I love ya baby…. yes I do
I love ya baby,
Look what the hell you put me thro
I love ya baby, yes I do,
I love ya baby

Lily
Well I DONT LOVE YOU
You are a liar, you are dishonest
You drive me crazy with all your promises
First you were lyin’, now you are leavin’
Don’t see me cryin’, don’t see me grievin’
You say ya love me
You hardly even know my name
How can ya love me when I do not feel the same
You are a user & now you know the score
You are a loser, sonny there’s the door


MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

Nelson
Money, when ya got it, ya just blow it
When ya need it, ya aint got it
When ya want it, ya can’t have it
& nobody gives a damn
About all those people
Who are so obsess’d with greed
I think if I stole their credit cards
Their very souls would bleed
But above all else, the strangest thing
I find to be real funny
Is that love is real & real is real
But there’s no such thing as money
Money, money, money…

TC
Look mate, stop pissin’ about with that singin’ shit, you owe me, so how ya gonna sort it

Nelson
Dunno

TC
Well, look, I’ve got an idea… there’s a house brick… there’s a jewellers… now do the maths…

Nelson
I went down to the jewellers
With a house-brick in my hand,
I chuck’d it thru the windah
& I snook myself a grand,
I heard sirens to the left
& I heard violence to the right,
I aint ever felt so funky as in the city tonight
Cos I’d rather be a monkey in a tree
Than a flunky of a fuckt up society

Nelson & TC
{Nelson gives TC jewels}
Money, money, money

TC
Fuckin real do Nelson… there’s more than enough here… let’s have a bit of fun… can you play pool

Nelson
Is a copper bent!

TC & Nelson go to a Pool Hall – The General is there

TC
We went to play the tables
On the shady side of town,
I met the cool pool gen’ral,
All the hustlers gather’d round,
I potted trick-shots to the left,
I potted fluke-shots to the right,
I aint ever felt so funky
As in the pool hall tonight…
Cos I’d rather be a dolphin in the sea
Than a captain of the rock aristocracy

Nelson, TC, Chorus
Money, money, money…

Coppers raid pool-hall – TC puts his hat on The General’s head – makes a sharp exit as Nelson & The General are arrested

Coppers
Well hello sunshine, how do you do
You got the face that fits the crime
& son we’re after you
You might be pretty, you might be a cat
But in my city be a diplomat
Cos this country is a queen bee
& we workers make her honey
So do the time & pay the fine
& hand over all your money

All
Money, money, money…

Coppers drag Nelson & General to Police station

Nelson
So they dragg’d me to the station
Where I knew I couldn’t fail,
“Take those fuckin cuffs off me
& let me out on bail!”
I had tit-head to mi left
& I had nipple-head to mi right,
I aint ever felt so funky
As in the pig-house tonight
Cos I’d rather be somebody like me
Than a flunky of this fuckt up society

Copper 2 leads the general to the cells

Or a dentist, a doctor, fly a helicopter
Butcher, a baker, a candlestickmaker
Poet, teacher, prophet or a preacher,
Healer, dealer, spiritual believer,

Shunter, hunter your average punter
Lawyer, a copper, who’d wanna be a copper?
Ticket inspector, comic collector,
A gambler, a busker, a dirty dawg hustler

A milkman, a cleaner, drive a limousine
A wannabe punk or a skunkweed smoker
A looker, a hooker, a real mother fucker,
A buddha, a boxer, a rollercoaster
Bingo-caller, lazy crazy pot-head doler
Alas, o woe is me…

Co they’re all addicted to the money, money, money


ALIBI

Nelson
I never did it,
They got the wrong guy
& I’m tellin’ ya girl
We’re too young to die
& I’m beggin’ ya darlin say
You were with me yesterday
Be my Alibi

I didn’t do it
Why would I lie
I am an honest man
Just look into my eyes when you can
& I’m beggin’ ya darlin say
We were loving the night away
Be my Alibi
Now I’m down on my knees as I pray
Please don’t throw our love away
Be my Alibi x 4


FAITH, LOVE & UNDERSTANDING

Brenda
It’s a right time, it’s a right, right time,
Right time to show how yer feelin’,
You want to share your life
But life can be so demanding,
This is the day, now what a day, come alive,
Lay down & bear up your soul,
All she wants is a little bit of faith, love & understanding

Nah, Nah, Nah…

Nelson
I’ve stopped lookin’ for today
But I’ll be searchin’ til tomorrow
I don’t wanna feel no pain
I just wanna find my way
Thro these fields of pain & sorrow
Will I feel her love again

Nah, Nah, Nah…

Brenda
{singing to General}
It’s a fine time, it’s a fine, fine time,
Fine time fer huntin’ for fireflies,
Future seems far away
But future is always pendin’,
This is the night, now what a night,
Come around,
Wake up & answer her call,
All she wants is a little bit of faith, love & understanding

Some people love to lead their life
Some people like to wait
But destiny is bullshit, girl, I don’t believe in fate

& I wont I’m lie sick & tired of seeking something new
Gonna act upon the chemistry
And see this love thing thru – Nah, Nah, Nah…

Nelson
I’ve stopped lookin’ for today
But I’ll be searchin’ til tomorrow
I don’t wanna feel no pain
I just wanna find my way
Thro these fields of pain & sorrow
Will I feel her love again

Nah, Nah, Nah…


LILY’S SONG

I don’t feel myself today
Or the things I used to say
Maybe I just shed my skin
Found the new lily within

But he’s gnawin’ at my mind
& he’s clawing at my conscience
I’m hopin’ I can find
Or come up with the answers,
Those answers…

My Lord, if I’d only known
When my boy did call me
I would have picked up the phone
I would have answered the call
& if id only known
When my boy did call me…

& I never thought how much you meant to me
Til I spent a night all on my own
All of the time I was thinking about you
I knew my love for you had grown
& I’m thankin’ my lucky stars
That I’m not the girl I used to be
I’m gonna go burn my bras
& take a little trip to Sicily
But that won’t be the same
If you’re not there beside me
Tho’ I hardly know ya name
I know you are the one for me,
You are the one for me…

My Lord, if id only known
When my boy did call me
I would have picked up the phone
I would have answered the call
& if id only known
When my boy did call me…

& I never thought i could go changin’
Til I spent a night on my own
& when I woke up I was a stranger
Cos the bird I used to be had flown
Why, cos I’m so high
Now I’m coming up for sure
For as the love for you’s my disease
So my love for you’s the cure

I had a plan
Not to love any man
Cos I got my pride
But now I’ll do what I can
To make him understand
& keep him by my side
I’m so high…


ALWAYS & FOREVER

Nelson
I’m gonna build a chain gang
Gonna lay the tracks
Gonna lay a line to your heart
Til ya want me back
I’m not gonna build a station
It’s a one way train
When I get to my destination
Will ya want me back again
Baby gonna take me back
Guess I know you will
Cos true love lasts forever
O yes it does
Baby gonna take me back
Guess I know you will
Cos you always do,
& remember my darlin I feel
Feel, the same way too
Well always & forever honey
I’m gonna shine for you

I’m gonna build a new line
On the old rail road
Windin’ thro the valleys
With an empty load
When I get to my destination
Your hearts my only stop
Gonna meet you at the station
At the back of the coffee shop
When I meet you at the coffee shop
I’ll ask you to be mine
Forever & for always
O yes I will

I’ll meet you at the coffee shop
& take your tender hand
& tell you I love you
& you’ll look in my eyes & you’ll feel
Feel the same way too
Well always & forever honey
I’m gonna shine for you

Lily
O how I cried, I cried so much
The way I cried for you
& I nearly died, when your loving touch
From my life withdrew
Well, always & forever honey
I’m gonna shine for you

Nelson
Well, always & forever sugar
I’m gonna be your boy

Enter Brenda full of mud with a spade being chased by police

Brenda
Yo, Nelson

Nelson
Yo, Brenda, when did you get out

Brenda
About two minutes ago – o shit!

Enter Coppers chasing Brenda – enter General covered in mud

Lily & Nelson
Hey General

General
Hi people, what’s happenin,

Lily
Have you ever felt the love
Don’t tell me you aint never
Have you ever felt the love
Always & forever

Enter Bouncer / Coppers catch Brenda but are filled with ‘the love’

All
Have you ever felt the love
Dont tell me you aint never
Have you ever felt the love
Always & forever

All
Have you ever felt the love
Don’t tell me you aint never
Have you ever felt the love
Always & forever

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