pic:Tony Mahony

 

Let's Get Tight

 

Released on Cockaigne , April 2017.

 

lyrics for the songs below

Available as a cd from this site via PAYPAL and at selected shops.

 

 


I'm a good hater, I've been told
a real alligator
a smiling assassinator
a cold potato
I'm a good hater

revenge is a pie flying towards your face in super slow motion

I wanna do you slowly
you keep hangin' 'round
I hooked you in
I'm a good hater
one of the best I've heard
from someone who said they should know
you can depend on me

a ranked detester
a super loather
a champion raspberry blower
a righteous disliker
I got my wings and bars
I'm a made guy - officer class

got it goin' on
poison workin' while I sleep
I'll take my time
then one day at the bus stop I'll turn and smash ya

I'll stew on you
I'll brood on you
I like a familar groove
I'm a good hater
a great conflater

I'm the best detester
you screwed up Hazel, when you crossed me
you're in the red
I'm counting
you're carried over
I was open
you swung

I got legs
I got reach
I'm a good hater
a real alligator
a smiling assassinator
a cold potato

a ranked detester
a super loather
a champion raspberry blower
a righteous disliker
I got my wings and bars
I'm a made guy - officer class

I'm a good hater
a real alligator
a smiling assassinator
a cold potato

This Is The Deadest Place I've Ever Died In
I played in a freezer in teh meatpackin' district
I played in a mortuary-Kinselas-Sydney- true!
This Is The Deadest Place I've Ever Died In
I mean this side of the ground
Is what I'm talkin' about
you try to talk it up
you and your boss mates
You're all a part of the general scam
This Is The Deadest Place I've Ever Died In
I ain't no party pooer
this place is pooped
It's shit itself
It's shit
ITSELF!
you got all these security guards
you got all the right drinks
lined up and waiting
your pop tarts and your pop charts
your number ones are number twos!
tankin'!
stinkin' the joint up!
your smashes are trees fallin' in the forest with nobody there to hear
do they happen? really?

This Is The Deadest Place I've Ever Died In
and I died, many times, sometimes I think I might have-lived to die!


This Is The Deadest Place I've Ever Died In

I Been Trendy

I been trendy
it was nice
a little respite, from runnin' and chasin'
and headlocks and divin"
lights, cameras, smiles

like a party in a tanning salon
I'm no good in the sun
Irish skin
I burned, then blistered
to a violent crisp

I can't hold the pose
to grip and grin for so long
I been trendy
it was nice

it's not my thing
I'm more suited to the shadows
got more to work with there
I been trendy
it was nice
sweet
cute
like a party in a tanning salon

Are You Out Of Your Mind? (Get Back In)

you talk too much
we can't not know what you're thinkin'
what's on the front of your tongue
you talk too much
once- just once- you spoke up
your down words
they go on
we look at you
we hear ya
some things should stay on your mind
some things should stay in your mind
are you out of your mind?
get back in!
most of you should stay as an idea

you talk too much
where is the surprise?
its a need to know world
you talk too much
we can see what you're thinkin'
your front door is open
people just walk over and look in

some things should stay on your mind
some things should stay in your mind
are you out of your mind?
get back in!
most of you should stay as an idea

 

 

 

 

Let's Kick This Mob Out
the sugar was on the table
Scott promised he would die
strong and bitter
Tony was tied to the mask
winkin' for his siren
Malcolm was in the long boats
talkin' with his cut throats
sayin' he knew the way
he had navigation up the wazoo
let's kick this mob out

the sugar was on the table (that's what they said)

let's kick this mob out

"hey wait! No boat must land! Not on our watch!"
they said
"we must decide who goes there!
and the manner in which they rot!
"

let's kick this mob out
let's kick this mob out

officer dutton plodded the perimeter
DUTTON DRESSED AS MAN!

refugees threw themselves from high buildings
sewed their lips together

let's kick this mob out

I Ain't Hi Vis
kinda FIFO though'old school FIFO
FE FI FO fum

I ain't in plastic yellow
I ain't in danger
not standin' on a stage like this

I'm in the scrollin' teens
rough seas
nothin' changes though
people come and go

I ain't Hi Vis
I don't need it
the attention
I ain't got no tools
just flash clothes

cream buns at eleven
be alright I s'pose
I ain't got no tools
just flash clothes

I ain't Hi Vis
I'm underworld
I ain't got no tools
just flash clothes

 

 

 

You need a Kleek, Klook
You need a Kleek
How can you happen?
How do you happen, anymore?
You need a Kleek, Klook
You need some weight
wait!
some critical maths
you need a host body
from whence you can dive
You need a Kleek, Klook
You need a push

you need a time and a place and a story
you need to click
you need to slot in and look right at home

you can't just pop
you can't just divide
you need to have happening people around
poeople need to be dealing with you

You need a Kleek, Klook
You need a Kleek

people need to be dealing with you
like you're a problem
their problem
You need a Kleek, Klook
You need a Kleek

you need to be
boo!
you need to be!
boo!

Rupert's Pet's Grave
Who's gonna shine it?
After they sweep away the trash and clean the paint?

Rod Stewart in the 22nd century, tells a story of his days as a grave shiner. He was kept hoppin', cleanin' the screen of whatsisname- Rupert's Pet's Grave

Will there be guards?
Will they be proper, white?
How the man was hated! Stirred the pot so tight.
Who's gonna clean Rupert's Pet's Grave?

He wasn't a "people person", oh how he hated people!
Hate won't keep you alive
It''ll drench your mind - and the lousy words you traded in!

Everybody dies! It's not just a story!
Everybody's got to work - I understand!
Who's gonna clean Rupert's Pet's Grave?

And before that? At the grisly end?
who's gonna wipe?
What poor minimum wage... is gonna clean his privates?
Make him respectable?

Cos when the powers gone to someone else and the crowd drifts off with the force .
And he lays in his cot in a wilderness of unrequited hate...

Everybody dies! It's not just a story!
Everybody's got to work - I understand!
Who's gonna clean Rupert's Pet's Grave?

 

See The Moodists and Coral Snakes sections for discography and archival information pre 1998.

the dave graney show- an outstanding album recorded for Festival in 1998

Kiss tomorrow goodbye (2000)

heroic blues(2001)

the third woman (2002)

the brother who lived ? (2003)

Liquor?
Hashish ? (2005)

Keepin' it Unreal (2006)

We wuz curious (2008)

Knock yourself out (2009)

SUPERMODIFIED (2010)

rock'n'roll is where I hide (2011

YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND (2012)

2013 digital singles

THE DAMES (2013)

POINT BLANK and LIVE IN HELL (digital narrative show albums 2013)

Fearful Wiggings (dave graney solo album 2014)

play mistLY for me(digital only live recordings collection march 2015)

Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 - dave graney - COCKAIGNE - digital only album at itunes and Bandcamp.

night of the wolverine demos/early 90s songwriter demos - dave graney (cockaigne) digital album

I Need To Be Hot
sorry to be so cold
I need to be hot
you know
ttsssssssss!
I'm not talkin' about trendy
I'm not talkin' about cool
I can't afford to be cool
I need to be hot
hot
hot
you know
hot
tttsssss!
I need to be hot
get out of my way
What is my way?
toward the sun
not just the light
the fire!
I need to be hot
I need to be hot

I'm not talkin' about trendy
I'm not talkin' about cool
I can't afford to be cool

 

Be Sad For Me
I'm outsourcing my tears
cryin' it forward
Here, here's a minor chord
strum it, they will come
tears of a stadium
tears for streaming
here, have some of mine
I'm all choked up but I don't have much time
I'll owe you big time
be sad for me
I'm outsourcing my tears
be sad for me
be sad for me

How Long Does The Raunch?

How long does the raunch stop in one?
askin' for a friend
how long does the raunch stop in one?
your eyes
your eyes
dictator dragged through the dust
fatal blow by the trucks
hungry child with flies in it's eyes
chocolate steaks, corn jacks potato cakes
double cheesey crust flakes
used to have to choose to
not choose not to
your eyes are bigger than your plate
how long does the raunch stop in one?
stray stones in my pathway

tell you about my friend
walkin past a screen
that was open
raunched
and he copped it
how long does the raunch stop in one?
way down in your groundwater
how long does the raunch stop in one?
sediment bed
your eyes
your eyes
used to be hard to grab
had to walk across town
your eyes
your eyes
what does it do while it's there?
your eyes
your eyes
how long does the raunch stop in one?

I'm Never Off

I'm never off, sorry I wish I could not be so
so for a moment I'm never off

I'm always on

Even when I'm sleeping Im' humming a tune from
somewhere in the future

alcohol and dope help
to stem the flow
stop and go

isn't it the same for everyone?
the buzz you gt when you open your eyes!
when you close you eyes!
when you wake up-anyway

I'm never off, sorry I wish I could not be so
so for a moment I'm never off

I'm always on

I could write a book if I could get away
rent a room in a new city
and the words would come from somewhere there

alcohol and dope help
to stem the flow
stop and go
I'm never off, sorry I wish I could not be so
so for a moment I'm never off

I'm always on

 

 

 

 

 

 

lyrics to FEARFUL WIGGINGS (2014)

lyrics to You've Been In My Mind (2012)

lyrics to SUPERMODIFIED (2010)

lyrics to KNOCK YOURSELF OUT (2009)

lyrics to WE WUZ CURIOUS (2008)

lyrics to HASHISH AND LIQUOR (2005)
Lyrics to the brother who lived (2003)

Lyrics to Heroic Blues (2002)

Lyrics to "kiss tomorrow goodbye". (2000)

Lyrics to the first album, "the Dave Graney Show'' (1999)

a short bio of Clare and David