Dinosaur Abandonment Issues

by Calum Carlyle

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This is a little collection of songs which i wrote during July 2013. Hope you enjoy them, and if you do, then please check out my other music on www.calumsmusic.com

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released July 31, 2013

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Calum Carlyle Edinburgh, UK

I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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Track Name: My Pet Dinosaur
I'm gonna go up north where the dinosaur kingdoms are
Gonna get me a big T-rex or a stegosaur
I'm gonna be the envy of my friends
When i bring it home to show them

I'll keep him in the yard with the chickens and the rooster too
He'll be a riot at parties 'cos he'll know how to play the kazoo
I'm gonna be the envy of my friends
'Cos i've got a pet dinosaur, yeah!

Don't really know how to catch one
Don't really know what they eat
But i know i really want to be the first
To have a dinosaur on our street

So i'm gonna go out and catch a dinosaur today
It's gonna be easy or i'm gonna have something to say
My friends will say: i wish i had a dinosaur as well yeah
I wish i had a dinosaur as well
I wish i had a dinosaur as well, know what i mean?
Track Name: Headlines
Well i can't understand what you say anyway
Half of the time
Sometimes in, sometimes out, you're in tune on the dial
In my mind

On my own behalf i'd like to say that it's a pleasure
To see you again, but is it art, i'd like to know
Or is it something that will never make the headlines?

Well, it's hard to comply with the rules that apply
to you every day
Drifting in, drifting out, you will be wearing a smile
When you fly away

On my own behalf i'd like to point out the air masks
And parachutes, the exits are here, here and here
The passage will illuminate

Don't listen to the radio
The news is old and the pace is slow
Don't you listen to the radio
The exits are here, here and here
The passage will illuminate

(This will never make the headlines)
Track Name: When Will This Train Arrive?
Well i'm standing in the rain, and i'm waiting for a train
When will it come?
Because it's wet and i am cold, and i am feeling rather old
It's not much fun

When will this train arrive?

Because i've got so far to go, i'm a poet, don't you know?
I deal in rhymes
But i've got to stand in front of every other person
Who's waiting for the train

When will this train arrive?

Because visions in my head take me somewhere else instead
Of this railway platform
So i've got to get on first because i think that i might burst
If i can't charge my laptop

When will this train arrive?

I've been here all day
I'll be here all night

When will this train arrive?
Track Name: A Meditation On Medication
It's time for your medication
To make sure that you're all right
You don't need an explanation
Just quiet down for the night

We've got your
Best interests at heart
Now take those pills
If you want to be smart

Medication education
Is what we really need
since creation, desperation
For tranquilisers or speed
Has motivated us
Though perhaps we should discuss
The proper application
Of medication

It's time for your pills
There's no need to be anxious
You're not exactly ill
But they'll make you feel less fractious

We've got your
Best interests at heart
So don't be difficult
Just do your part

Medication education
Is what we really need
since creation, desperation
For tranquilisers or speed
Has motivated us
Though perhaps we should discuss
The proper application
Of medication
Track Name: When Evil Rides In On Horseback
Well i tried to stay away from the bottle
But i couldn't 'cos the whiskey was too nice
Wouldn't listen to the preacher or the doctor
'Cos the liquor had me caught up in a vice
So in rides Evil on horseback
And i have to make a sacrifice

Well they say that the horse is a charger
Or a steed that's as black as the grave
But i know that damn horse is a nightmare
Once you've seen it you can never be saved
'Cos when Evil rides in on horseback
Brother, your choice is already made

Well if the dead were still alive, they'd tell you just the same
You can gamble all you want to 'cos it's nothing but a game
When they put you in the picture, they just put you in the frame
And it doesn't really matter who's to blame

'Cos when Evil rides in on horseback
Don't let him call your name
Yes when Evil rides in on horseback
Better run and catch the train
'Cos when Evil rides in on horseback...
Track Name: How Rude
It's just a waste of food, it's just a waste of food
No need to be so rude, no need to be so rude!
Track Name: Unknown Blues
Well i've been all around this country
I've roamed for miles around
I got lost along the way and
Now i can't be found

'Cos i met the Devil walkin' and he said
'How have you been?'
Oh his smile was warm and friendly
But his heart was black as sin

Since that day i keep on runnin'
From town to town
'Cos there's demons all around me
Tryin' to drag me down
Track Name: The So-So Songwriter
He's the guy that you listen to singing his songs
Just because he's there
And you clap at the end because everybody does
But nobody really cares

'Cos he's the so-so songwriter
He doesn't touch your soul
Yes he's the ho-hum songwriter
And it's not for lack of trying
But there's really no denying it at all
He's so-so...

Have a drink at the bar, he's your very best friend
He's interesting and polite
And he's great for a chat, but you always hope that
He won't play his guitar tonight

'Cos he's the so-so songwriter
He doesn't touch your soul
Yes he's the ho-hum songwriter
And it's not for lack of trying
But there's really no denying it at all
He's so-so...

So sick of hiding it
It's really so unfair
He's so-so...
Track Name: Never Did I Know You
I saw you once, on the television screen
And i knew right away it was fate
I turned up the volume, to hear what you said
But i reached the remote far too late

I thought about you, on the bus in to work
And then again on my way home
I turned on the TV, with hope in my heart
But sadly, you'd left me alone

Never did i know you
Never did i meet you
I never found out your name
Never did i know you
Never did i meet you
But you captured my heart just the same

I looked up the show, in the Radio Times
But it didn't tell me your name
The days went by, no matter how i tried
I couldn't extinguish the flame

I never would think, that it could be like this
If it had happened to anyone else
But i wish i had taped you, 'cos when i think back
To that day, well my heart simply melts

Never did i know you
Never did i meet you
I never found out your name
Never did i know you
Never did i meet you
But you captured my heart just the same
Track Name: 'Spose You Might Say
'Spose you might say it's just another love song
But this love song is a song i wrote for you
I hope you won't say it's cheesy or it's boring
I hope you're not ignoring my adoration of you

'Cos we can take to the sky, we can fly, you and i
We can flap our wings just like that film we saw
We can rush through the sea, holding hands, you and me
Like two stars together in the evermore

But why why why must we hesitate?
We're ready now so why should we wait
If you open your heart, well it could be great
I know you think about me when you meditate

'Spose you might say it's just another love song
But this love song is a dream
I hope you will stay close to me forever
Knowing we're together, if you know what i mean

'Cos we can run in the sun, having fun while we're young
We can clap our hands just like that TV show
we can go on a trip, round the world, on a ship
So grab your towel, come on here we go

'Spose you might say...