Glass and Blood and Leaves

by Seamus Anthony

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released July 12, 2010

All songs written and performed by Seamus Anthony. Recorded in July 2010 by Frank Shaw.

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Track Name: Creatures from the Bog
Creatures from the Bog (Have Needs Too)
By Seamus Anthony Ennis

Creatures from the Bog,
Have needs too.
Werewolf dogs,
Howl when they feel blue.
Zombies in the fog,
Got things they gotta do.
And this here slimy monster,
Wants to feed on you.

I gotsta feed on you,
I needsta feed on you,
I wantsta breathe all over you,
I needsta feed on you,
I gotsta feed on you.

Just because I told your Mum,
To mind her own damn biz.
And just because I told your Dad,
How excellent you kiss.
And just because I told your little sister,
She's so sweet,
Doesn't mean that you can hold out on me for a week.

Ah no, no, no, etc.,
It doesn't give you the right,
Ah no, no, no, etc.,
To lock me out all night.

And just because I rocked up at your work,
Like some disrespectful punk,
Covered in glass and blood and leaves,
And obviously drunk,
Just to tell you that I smashed your car,
And left it out of town,
Doesn't mean that you can get up,
On bringing me down.

Ah no, no, no, etc.,
It doesn't give you the right,
Ah no, no, no, etc.,
To lock me out all night.

Creatures from the Bog,
Have needs too.
Werewolf dogs,
Howl when they feel blue.
Zombie in the fog,
Got things they gotta do.
And this here slimy monster,
Wants to feed on you.

I gotsta feed on you,
I needsta feed on you,
I wantsta bleed all over you,
I needsta feed on you,
I gotsta feed on you.
C'mon! What's wrong with you?
Track Name: Broken Guitar
Broken Guitar
By Seamus Anthony Ennis

Broken guitar,
Broken guitar,
In my shaky hands,
We go back real far.
You are my friend,
You're my bestest friend.
So come to my arms,
Baby, come to my arms.

'Cos that mug in the mirror is looking kinda desperate and pale,
Like some seedy young fucker with a tattooed arm,
Who just got let out on bail.
Broken guitar,
Broken guitar,
In my shaky hands,
We go back real far.

I hate this world,
This wonderful world,
To think that my body is going to die.
I hate this world,
This beautiful world,
To think that my baby is going to cry.

And that mug in the mirror is looking kinda beat up and sad,
Like some greenhorn boy,
Who got kicked off his horse,
And bit the dust real bad.
Broken guitar,
Broken guitar,
In my shaky hands,
We go back real far.

Yeah that mug in the mirror,
Is looking quite pathetic and weird,
With that puffy skin,
And those bloodshot eyes,
And that shitty-looking, pimply beard.
Broken guitar,
Broken guitar,
In my shaky hands,
We go back real far.
Track Name: An Interesting Life
An Interesting Life
By Seamus Anthony Ennis

It's 1:30am,
I'm at the Scarab Bar again,
Drinking and conspiring with my new friends.

Legends,
One and all,
None of whom I will recall,
Tomorrow,
When I'm writhing around in pain.

But it's the cost,
It's the price,
Of an interesting life.
You take off into the air,
Just like a plane.

You climb higher,
And higher,
Until your wings catch on fire,
And you plummet,
back to the planet,
Yet again.

Chorus

Singin'
"Oh Mary, My love,
My beautiful friend".

Singin'
"Oh Mary - the fun never ends".

Singin'
"Oh Mary - from up above,
From heaven descend".

Singin
"Oh Mary - forgive me,
Again".

There's a man,
Standing there.
He's got very expensive hair,
But only cheap and nasty things to say.

And some bloke that I just met,
Man his name I already forget,
He bored me so bad I just balked and walked away.

Chorus

There's a girl,
Standing near,
Rubbing sweet nothin's into my ear,
And I'm smiling and pretending like I really care.

While in fact,
I've got a plan.
I've got my greedy eye on The Man,
'Cos he's got some of what I want,
Over there.

Chorus

It's 1:30am,
I'm in the Scarab Bar again.
Watchin' all my money wash down the drain.

And soon that sun it will rise,
And splash acid into my eyes,
And then,
I will truly suffer the pain...
Track Name: Never Gonna Be A DJ
Never Gonna Be A DJ
By Seamus Anthony Ennis

I quit my job washing dishes and scrubbing pans the other night;
I just walked out of the kitchen while they weren't lookin' even though I knew it wasn't right.
But the other kitchen hand, you see,
Well he was only twenty three;
They found him floating lifeless in the Yarra,
And now he will never be,
All of those things he wanted to be.
He wanted to be a DJ,
But all he ever did was work all day,
And now he's never gonna be no DJ

Never gonna be a DJ, baby,
Never gonna be a DJ.

So as I was drying the cutlery,
Sweeping the floors,
And emptying the bins,
And as the chefs burned their arms and swore,
I got to thinkin' about things (again).
And I re-realised that life is far too short to waste,
Doing something that you really hate.
So if you're gonna do it,
Then go ahead and do it,
Before it's too late.
Before it's too late.

Never gonna be a DJ, baby,
Never gonna be a DJ.

And then that night as I was lying in my bed,
I heard this voice inside my head.
It said "G'day Seamus."

And I said "G'day Steve...
Ummm ... aren't you supposed to be dead?"

"Yeah that's right,
Very perceptive!
But I just wanted to tell you about how I really died.
And I just wanted to give you,
A little peace of mind,
And let you know that it's alright..."