The Great Divide

 

Iíve used up all the whiskey

Iíve finished all the wine

I am no longer certain

If anything is mine

 

I guess itís time to saddle up

I guess itís time to ride

It seems that itís that time again

To cross the Great Divide

 

I know that Iíve been reaping

More than I could sow

The morning light is telling me

It must be time to go

 

And though I maybe stagger

And maybe sometimes slide

I know that I can make it

Across the Great Divide

 

And no one will go with you

And no oneís coming back

You can bet the desert wind

Will cover up your tracks

 

Up into the mountains

And down the other side

To find out what awaits you

Across the Great Divide

 

©Neil Dean ©fieldofsky

 

Change Your Mind

 

If you want a better deal

Want to change the way you feel

Just be real

Change your mind.

 

When things get too hard to bear

And thereís no respite anywhere

Donít despair

Change your mind

 

Things arenít going well for you

Youíre acting like you lost a screw

What to do?

Change your mind

 

Change your mind, you will find

Everything is perfect, change your mind

 

Want to get a new perspective?

Be a little self selective

Itís effective

Change your mind

 

In the deepest darkest night

Pull the string, turn on the light

Itís alright

To change your mind

 

World has got you in a state

Canít connect and canít relate

Meditate

Change your mind

 

Change your mind, you will find

Everything is perfect, change your mind

 

 

©Neil Dean ©fieldofsky

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High Heel Shoes

 

Honey, things are different now that youíre not round the house.

I make a mess everywhere, I even cultivated a mouse

And, sure, sometimes itís lonely, but I never got the blues

Until I came across a pair of your high heel shoes.

 

Chorus

 

Your high heel shoes, momma

Your high heel shoes

When I came across that pair, I damn near bust a fuse!

Your high heel shoes, momma

Your high heel shoes

If I asked you to walk on me now, would you still refuse?

 

Now, Iím not saying Iím sorry for what Iíve said and done

Cos every fight has two sides, and your sideís only one

I got a little tired of hearing I had to pay my dues

But I never knew how much Iíd miss your high heel shoes

 

Chorus

 

If we ever get together and decide to try again

Weíre gonna have to have some new rules, so this parting ainít in vain

Iím gonna smoke a little grass, Iím gonna drink a little booze

And you can give me back my pants and wear your high heel shoes.

 

Chorus

 

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky

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Hippyís Song

 

Iíve been waiting for this day

Since back in Ď67

In that vision that I had

When they raised us up to heaven

To the ship that fills the sky

Full of whole new ways of being

In that vision that we had

I believed, you believed, we believed, what we were seeing.

 

So sign me up and tell me where

To wait for their arrival

I guess that I should qualify

As a tribute to survival

Cos Iíve been hanging on for this

Despite defeats and sorrow

A way to give some peace a chance

Give it some, give it some, love is all you need,

See you there tomorrow.

 

©Neil DeanFieldofsky

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Mr Slippy

 

Oh Mr Slippyís come to town

Heís spreading joy to all around

Whatís made Aunty lose her frown?

Itís Mr Slippy!

 

He doesnít make a lot of noise

Heís just the chap for girls AND boys

Heíll please them all with grace and poise

Thatís Mr Slippy

 

Heís everybodyís favourite

Heís welcome far and near

Even Granny bends to greet him

Says, ďYou can use the back door, dear!Ē

 

When he goes walking in the park

All the dogs begin to bark

They wag their tails and leave their mark

Sniffing Mr Slippy

 

Heís everybodyís favourite

Heís welcome far and near

Even Granny bends to greet him

Says, ďOoh my word, how youíve grown, dear!Ē

 

The vicarís wife herself confessed

Sheíd been to see him half undressed

And then revealed more when pressed

By Mr Slippy

 

Our Mr Slippyís such a tease

He makes us all cry, ĒMore! Yes please!Ē

Oh life is good, yes lifeís a breeze

Life is good, yes lifeís a breeze

Life is good, yes lifeís a breeze

When youíre with Mr Slippy

 

©Nigel Wardle†† Fieldofsky

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Nasty Virus Gm

 

Gm///Gm///Gm///Gm///

Cm///Cm///Gm///Gm///

F///Eb///Gm///Gm///

 

 

 

 

Now Iím shivering like Iím cold

But Iím burning up inside

I canít seem to get no air

Unless my mouth is open wide

 

And so I went to the doctor

And what I showed her shocked her

But she said, You donít require us

Youíve got a nasty virus eating you.

Nothing I can do.

Buy some Paracetamol and take a few

 

Thereís aching in my bones

Thereís thunder in my head

Thereís lightning in my eyeballs

And rocks all in my bed

 

Iíd better telephone the nurse

Tell her that itís getting worse

Let her write it on papyrus

Youíve got a nasty virus eating you.

Patient feeling blue

Boo hoo.

 

Youíve been tossing and turning

Havenít slept a wink all night

Tell an understanding person

That something just ainít right

 

Why donít you e mail your teacher

Send a letter to your preacher

Theyíll say, Your words inspire us

But beware the nasty virus eating you

To your own self be true

Youíre on your own now, too

 

 

So I found a new perspective

To make it feel all right

I rebirthed my past lives

And bathed myself in light

 

Then I dowsed for total healing

Levitated to the ceiling

And now Iím feeling quite desirous

Of a lovely little virus

Just like you

Just like you

Just like you.

 

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky

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Sister Sky

 

When it just ainít fun

And it donít feel good

No matter how hard you try

Itís time you looked for outside help

From Mister Moon and Sister Sky

 

Sister Sky she can take you high

She will make you sing

She knows how,

She sees everything

 

So youíre out of luck

And out of money

And the whole Worldís out of tune

Youíve got two friends who can help you,

Thatís Sister Sky and Mr Moon

 

Mr Moon get to bed by noon

Silver, rich and strong

Youíre the reason why

We sing this song

 

When your feet are numb

And your hands are cold

And your mouth is awfully dry

Just see yourself in a photograph

With Mr Moon and Sister Sky.

 

Sister Sky she can take you high

She will make you sing

She knows how,

She sees everything

 

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky

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The OohOohAh Galaxy

 

Iíve been here a long, long time

But you donít notice, donít pay me no mind

Iím not one of you, Iím one of me

My name is Urg, Iím from the planet Glurg

In the OohOohAh Galaxy

 

Iím all around, but you donít care

Iím in your deepest thoughts and in your underwear

I help you grow, I keep things free

I divine your needs and then I plant my seeds

From the OohOohAh Galaxy

 

My work is done Iím going home

Youíve grown the wheel and the mobile phone

Iím really glad that Glurg chose me

But Iím gonnago, you know all we know

In the OohOohAh Galaxy

 

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky

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Wouldnít You Say That Was Lucky††† A

 

Girlfriend left me took my car

Left me here in a roadside bar

Last half hour I made two new friends

They both drive Mercedes Benz

 

Now wouldnít you say that was lucky

Wouldnít you say that was lucky?

Girlfriend made out in my car

While I was in the roadside bar

But I learned how to play guitar

Wouldnít you say that was lucky?

 

Bought a house on the edge of town

Big tree fell and knocked it down

Hurricane came the very next day

And blew all the little bits away

 

Now wouldnít you say that was lucky

Wouldnít you say that was lucky?

Real old house on the edge of town

Big tree fell and knocked it down

Then the big wind came and cleared my ground

Wouldnít you say that was lucky?

 

Had a spell in surgery

Full six months before they let me free

Got a scar that spoiled my looks

But I lost weight níread some really good books

 

Now wouldnít you say that was lucky?

Wouldnít you say that was lucky?

Got a scar that spoiled my looks

But I lost weight and read some really good books

Now IĎm dating a nurse who sings when she cooks

Wouldnít you say that was lucky?

 

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky

 

 

Perkins

 

Well I ainít too old, but I ainít too young

And it sure do, hurt me some
When folks say that I will not go far
ĎCos aside from occasional jerkings
There ainít nothing beats my Perkins
Yeah, I got a Perkins diesel in my car!

 

Cousin Abner came to call.
He pinned me up against the wall
He told me he was gonna chew my gherkins
I said, ďCousin, brother, thatíd be fine
Tie me up with baler twine!
But first just let me fire up my old Perkins.Ē

 

Cousin Rita stopped on by,
Hitched her skirt up to her thigh
Asked me to inspect her internal workings
I said, ďCousin, sister, just wait here,
Iím gonna fetch a case of beer
For you to stand on while I gun my Perkins

 

Well I ainít too old, but I ainít too young

And it sure do, hurt me some
When folks say that I will not go far
ĎCos aside from occasional jerkings
There ainít nothing beats my Perkins
Yeah, I got a Perkins diesel in my car!

 

I got a Perkins diesel , look out, youíll hit the weasel!
I got a Perkins diesel in my car YEEHAA!

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky

 

 

Horn Syrup

Am///D///Am///E///Am///

D///E///G/E/D/C/

 

Horn Syrup! Straight from the cob
Horn Syrup! ĎFore I choke and rob
Horn Syrup! Whatís a man to do
To get Horn Syrup inside of you?

Like a guilty lover
Whoís trying to stay true
You all lifting up the cover
Of another manís stew
Peering out the window
Creeping through the door
Looks like everybodyís acting like they need some more

Horn Syrup! Going round in my head
Horn Syrup! When Iím asleep in bed
Horn Syrup! Canít get it outa your hair?
You get enough Horn Syrup and you jus wonít care

Donít begin to doubt it
When it all starts to slide
If you canít do without it
Címon and step inside
Itís seeping through the attic
And running down the stair
But nobodyís complaining when they get their share

Of Horn Syrup! Straight from the cob
Horn Syrup! ĎFore I choke and rob
Horn Syrup! Whatís a man to do
To get Horn Syrup inside of you?

People get excited
Under its effect
Everyoneís invited
And treated with respect
You wonít be disappointed
Cos itís not that kind
Itíll stimulate your body
Satisfy your mind!

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky

 

 

Everybody Wants It

 

If you think youíve only got one, youíve got two
If you think Iím crazy then Iím just like you
If you need something to see you through
Just squat on the ground or pull up a pew


Everybodyís got it
And everybodyís wants it
Everybody gives it
But they wonít take it back

Everybody needs it
But everybodyís got it
And nobody gets it
ĎCos they donít take it back

If you think you only got two, youíve got three
If you think youíre different then youíre just like me
If you want something that you can see
Just pluck that thing from out of your tree

Everybodyís got it
And everybodyís wants it
Everybody gives it
But they wonít take it back

Everybody needs it
But everybodyís got it
And nobody gets it
ĎCos they donít take it back

Might think youíre dumb or not very clever
But youíre just as beautiful as you can be
Might think youíre wrong, might think youíll never
But youíll find youíll always, just wait and see

If you think youíve only got three, youíve got four
If you think youíre special then youíre just like us all
If you get yourself up off that Floor
You wonít be blocking off the door any more

Chorus

Everybodyís got it
And everybodyís wants it
Everybody gives it

©Nigel WardleFieldofsky