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GUN GALA

by Michael Wookey

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1.
ALL THE THINGS I TAKE TO HEART AND ALL THE THINGS I TAKE APART ARE MEANINGLESS AND ALL BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT YOU KNOW BEST. ALL THE THINGS PUT ON THE LINE AND ALL THE THINGS THROWN ON THE FIRE THEY'RE ALL FOR YOU AND ALL BECAUSE OF THE STUPID THINGS YOU DO. AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT SNOW ALL THE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT LOVE FROM INSIDE AND NOT FROM ABOVE COME WITH ME COME GET YOUR GUN COME WITH ME NOW YOU'RE NO FUN YOU'RE BORING JUST LIKE YOUR FRIENDS YOU ARE BORING COME WITH ME YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK NOW ALL I WANT TO DO IS FUCK NO TALKING NOT SINCE YOU SAID THAT I'VE BEEN STALKING AND YOU DON'T IF I LIVE OR DIE NO YOU DON'T IF I LIVE OR DIE AND I FEAR I'VE WASTED MOST OF MY LIFE. AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT SNOW ALL THE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT LOVE FROM INSIDE AND NOT FROM ABOVE AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT SNOW ALL THE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT LOVE FROM INSIDE AND NOT FROM ABOVE
2.
I PROMISE YOU THAT I'LL BE TRUE I'LL NEVER LOOK AT ANOTHER LIKE I LOOK AT YOU AND I WILL STAND RIGHT HERE AND BE YOUR MAN THE WORLD IS WRONG BUT YOU ARE STRONG AND I WILL HELP YOU ALL I CAN TO GET ALONG I'LL ALWAYS STAND RIGHT HERE AND BE YOUR MAN AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG THE WORLD IS WRONG YOU MAKE ME STRONG NOW I AM RUNNING THROUGH THE FIRE TO FACE IT HEAD IT HEAD ON I'LL ALWAYS STAND RIGHT HERE AND BE YOUR MAN I PROMISE THAT I'LL NEVER DIE I'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU KISSING PHOTOS AND WONDERING WHY I'LL ALWAYS STAND RIGHT HERE AND BE YOUR MAN AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP ITSYOURBESTBETSMASHEMUPBEATEMUP YOU'LL NEVER NEED TO TELL ME TWICE AND YOU WILL NEVER NEVER NEVER NEED TO HIDE THE KNIVES I'LL ALWAYS STAND RIGHT HERE TO BE YOUR MAN I PROMISE YOU THAT I'LL BE TRUE I'LL NEVER LOOK AT ANOTHER LIKE I LOOK AT YOU I'LL ALWAYS STAND RIGHT HERE AND BE YOUR MAN AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG AND I WILL LOVE YOU BIG AND STRONG
3.
WALKING I'M WALKING I'M WALKING AWAY I FORGOT THE WORDS FOR ANOTHER LONG DAY CHEWING AND SMILING AND PASSING THE BLAME SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD JUST WALK AWAY SMILE LIKE YOU REMEMBER ME SMILE LIKE YOU'RE IN LOVE BECAUSE I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU BUT NOW I WANT YOUR LOVE, LOVE I DON'T WANT TO REAP WHAT I SOW THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT I EVER MADE WAS ASKING YOU TO LEAVE ME ALONE FIND ME THEN LOVE ME THEN LEAVE ME FOR DEAD THEN FIND SOMEONE NEW TO FIX YOUR BROKEN HEAD CHEWING AND SMILING AND PASSING THE BLAME SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD FIZZLE AWAY SMILE LIKE YOU REMEMBER ME SMILE LIKE YOU'RE IN LOVE BECAUSE I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU BUT NOW I WANT YOUR LOVE, LOVE I DON'T WANT TO REAP WHAT I SOW THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT I EVER MADE WAS ASKING YOU TO LEAVE ME ALONE SMILE LIKE YOU REMEMBER ME SMILE LIKE YOU'RE IN LOVE BECAUSE I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU BUT NOW I WANT YOUR LOVE, LOVE I DON'T WANT TO REAP WHAT I SOW THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT I EVER MADE WAS ASKING YOU TO LEAVE ME ALONE
4.
YEH THAT'S RIGHT YOU KNOW THE WAY SEEN SO MANY SMILES HERE TODAY WELL YOU'VE SEEN ME NOW LET'S HEAR YOU YOU'VE ALL GONE OVERBOARD AND ALL ASKEW JUST TO FIND YOU I WOULD DIE BLUE JUST TO FIND YOU HERE NOW YOU KNOW NOW YOU GLEAM YOU'VE SEEN SO MANY DAYS WRAPPED IN ME I NEVER THOUGHT TO ASK ARE YOU ALL OK JUST SAY YOU'LL COME WITH ME AND SLEEP ON THE WAY JUST TO FIND YOU I WOULD DIE BLUE JUST TO FIND YOU HERE YEH THAT'S RIGHT (YEH YEH THAT'S RIGHT) YOU SAID THAT'S RIGHT (YOU SAY THAT'S RIGHT) OH THAT'S RIGHT (I KNOW THAT'S RIGHT) OH THAT'S RIGHT (OH THAT'S RIGHT) JUST TO FIND YOU I WOULD DIE BLUE JUST TO FIND YOU HERE
5.
PRESIDENT 02:08
I WANNA BE PRESIDENT I WANT TO BE SUCCULENT I WANT THE WORLD TO ANSWER TO MY BECK AND CALL I WANT THE WORLD TO THINK I KNOW IT ALL I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE YOU MAKE EVERYTHING ALRIGHT AND WHEN THE WORLD COMES CRASHING DOWN I HOPE YOU WILL STILL COME AROUND TO MAKE ME SMILE ONE LAST TIME WHEN I'M WITH YOU EVERYTHING IS FINE I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE YOU MAKE EVERYTHING ALRIGHT I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE YOU MAKE EVERYTHING ALRIGHT
6.
I'VE COME UNDONE I'M LAUGHING STARING AT THE SUN AND ALL THE THINGS I'VE DONE ROLED ALL IN TO ONE AND WE COULD BE IN LOVE WE COULD BE IN LOVE AGAIN WE'RE BURNING TRAINS WE'RE ROLLING FIRE WE'RE ACID RAINS THE WORST KINDS OF LIAR AND WE COULD BE IN LOVE WE COULD BE IN LOVE WE COULD BE IN LOVE WE COULD BE IN LOVE AGAIN AND WHEN YOU'RE GONE THERE'S NOTHING LEFT EXCEPT YOU AND THE STARS AND WHEN YOU'RE GONE THERE'S NOTHING LEFT EXCEPT YOU AND THE STARS BURNING IN LOVE
7.
I WAS BORN A HUMAN NOT A BEAST FIND IT HARD TO KEEP THE PEACE LEARNING LOTS FROM YOU THINGS I SHOULDN'T DO AND I WILL NEVER TELL THIS STORY AGAIN MAKE YOUR OWN HEART THE LIAR THROW YOURSELF ON MY FIRE YOU WILL NEVER LEARN YOU WILL NEVER LEARN YOU WILL NEVER LEARN YOU WILL JUST GET BURNED AND YOU MUST KNOW BY NOW YOU DID THIS TO ME SURELY YOU MUST UNDERSTAND I WANTED YOU TO HOLD MY HAND? PLEASE LET ME BE YOUR WORLD I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE EVER MY FAVOURITE GIRL
8.
WALKING AROUND YOU'RE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND THE SMILING EYES ARE LOOKING AT THE GROUND AND YOU'LL NEVER GET WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME BECAUSE YOU ARE AS FREE AS A FROG IN A SNAKE'S BELLY GET RIGHT WITH GOD FILL THE AIR WITH YOUR WORDS GET RIGHT WITH GOD FORCE HALLELUJAS YOU CAN NEVER WALK WITHOUT A SOUND THE SMILING EYES ARE LOOKING AT THE GROUND AND YOU'LL NEVER GET WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME BECAUSE YOU ARE AS FREE AS A FROG IN A SNAKE'S BELLY GET RIGHT WITH GOD FILL THE AIR WITH YOUR WORDS GET RIGHT WITH GOD FORCE HALLELUJAS GET RIGHT WITH GOD FILL THE AIR WITH YOUR WORDS GET RIGHT WITH GOD FORCE HALLELUJAS
9.
THE SEA 03:05
WHEN I BROKE THE WINDOW OF MY CAR WHEN I WAS DRIVING I FELT SAD I FELT KINDA LIKE I WAS DYING THE GIRL I WAS SEEING SHE MADE ME MORE ANGRY THAN I HAD EVER BEEN I FELT LIKE I HAD LOST CONTROL THEN WE WENT TO THE SEA THAT'S WHERE I WANTED TO BE WE SAT DOWN AT THE WATER'S EDGE AND TALKED ABOUT DEATH WELL I KNOW THAT I CAN SOMETIMES BE LOOSE WITH MY TONGUE BUT LISTEN TO ME IT'S JUST HARMLESS FUN YOU SAY THAT EVERY ACTION HAS A REACTION THEN SURELY I'M NOT TO BLAME BECAUSE I WAS REACTING TAKE ME TO THE SEA THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE BECAUSE SINCE I MOVED AWAY FROM HOME I MISS THE SEA TAKE ME TO THE SEA THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE SIT DOWN AT THE WATER'S EDGE AND TALK ABOUT DEATH CLOSE THE DOOR I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU ANYMORE
10.
I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID I CAN'T GET OUT OF BED BUT I STAND BY WHAT I SAID
11.
ALL GONE 03:24
ALL THIS COMES DOWN TO YOU I WON'T COME BACK TO YOU BECAUSE IT'S ALL GONE I KNOW YOU WANT TO LEAVE I WATCH IT ALL REPEAT NOW IT'S ALL GONE
12.
ALL THE THINGS I TAKE TO HEART AND ALL THE THINGS I TAKE APART ARE MEANINGLESS AND ALL BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT YOU KNOW BEST ALL THE THINGS PUT ON THE LINE AND ALL THE THINGS THROWN ON THE FIRE THEY'RE ALL FOR YOU AND ALL BECAUSE OF THE STUPID THINGS YOU DO AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT SNOW ALL THE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT LOVE FROM INSIDE AND NOT FROM ABOVE COME WITH ME COME GET YOUR GUN COME WITH NOW YOU'RE NO FUN YOU'RE BORING JUST LIKE YOUR FRIENDS YOU ARE BORING COME WITH ME YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK NOW ALL I WANT TO DO IS FUCK NO TALKING NOT SINCE YOU SAID THAT I'VE BEEN STALKING AND YOU DON'T CARE IF I LIVE OR DIE NO YOU DON'T CARE IF I LIVE OR DIE AND I FEAR I'VE WASTED MOST OF MY LIFE AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT SNOW ALL THE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW AND I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT LOVE FROM INSIDE AND NOT FROM ABOVE SAID I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT SNOW ALL THE THINGS I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW YEH I WANT TO WRITE YOU SONGS ABOUT LOVE FROM INSIDE AND NOT FROM ABOVE
13.
MOON'S AS FULL AS IT CAN BE OVER DYING MYSTERIES OF LOVE I FLEW HIGH AS I COULD GO BY YOUR SIDE I'D GLOW AND GLOW AND GLOW ALL HANDS ON DECK ALL HANDS BURY THE HEAD OCEAN FLOORS ARE LINED WITH BOATS ATTIC SPACES FILLED WITH NOTES FROM YOU I WAS BAD AS I COULD BE HOPE IT'S TRUE BUT WE WILL SEE WHO KNOWS ALL HANDS ON DECK ALL HANDS BURY THE HEAD

credits

released October 25, 2010

ALL INSTRUMENTS AND VOICES BY MICHAEL WOOKEY EXCEPT:

BIG AND STRONG:
THOMAS WYKES: VOICES

SMILE LIKE YOU REMEMBER ME:
THOMAS WYKES: VOICES
DONA DAVOS: GLOCKENSPIEL AND VOICES
MARIA DERAISMES: VOICES

JUST TO FIND YOU:
MINOUCHE BRIOT: VOICES

YOU AND THE STARS:
ELINOR M NILSSON: VOICE
MARIA DERAISMES: VOICE
THOMAS WYKES: CHAINS

HUMAN NOT A BEAST:
SISTER SPINSTER: BEAT

FROG IN A SNAKE'S BELLY:
MINOUCHE BRIOT: CLARINET AND FLUTE
SHIRLEY PHELPS ROPER: VOICE

THE SEA:
KEVIN M. KIRKER: HARP

ALL GONE:
THOMAS WYKES: VOICES
THOMAS GRILLOT: THEREMIN

SONGS ABOUT SNOW (CYBERCRIME VERSION):
CYBERCRIME: GAMEBOYS

ALL HANDS BURY THE DEAD:
PIERRE CHANDEZE: MUSICAL SAW

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL WOOKEY EXCEPT "FROG IN A SNAKE'S BELLY" WRITTEN BY MICHAEL WOOKEY AND SHIRLEY PHELPS ROPER

COPYRIGHT 2010

PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY MICHAEL WOOKEY AT STUDIO GUY MOQUET, PARIS, FRANCE

ARTWORK BY MATTHEW PRIOR AND ALAN MX

SISTER SPINSTER APPEARS COURTESY OF THOMAS TRUAX

THANKS TO MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE HELPED ME IN ANY WAY TO MAKE THIS ALBUM

THESE SONGS ARE FOR MARK

XXXALWAYS CHECKING BEHIND YOUR ENGINEXXX

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Many years ago, a Salvation Army pump organ — dusty from service and silent since the War — settled into the hands of a fifteen-year-old boy named Michael Wookey.

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