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by The Gits (UK)

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You look at me so nervously, but I'm happy now The things I feel I don't believe, but I'm happy now You make me act so hurriedly, but I'm happy now And leave you where I want to be, I'm happy now And you are true I loved you once that was in a dream, but I'm happy now You left me to search for sanity, I'm happy now You found it in everyone but me, but I'm happy now Now that's something I can believe, but I'm happy now And you are true You get a lift as I catch you up, but I'm happy now Slight to replace the sense of touch, but I'm happy now All I want is all to much, but I'm happy now I shouldn't have left it all to luck, I'm happy now And you are true
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Tidal Wave 02:55
You were in my dreams last night You seemed desperate and anxious to know I told you that when the dust dies they'd realise That you weren't trying to walk on water but to float It's useless to try and fight the tidal wave of hope It's useless to try and fight when only nothing lasts forever But I hope that you can prove me wrong You will be on the screen tonight Reasoning without fault and calming the storms I like you 'cause you're different, or is it a dream If this is a bluff then God help us now as we're fit to burst at the seams It's useless to try and fight the tidal wave of time It's useless to try and fight when only nothing lasts forever But I hope that you can prove me wrong You will be in the hearts and minds of millions tonight The wind from the shore is blowing a sea change I like you 'cause you're different, or is it a dream If this is a bluff then God help us now as we're fit to burst at the seams It's useless to try and fight the tidal wave of life It's useless to try and fight when only nothing lasts forever But I hope that you can prove me wrong When nothing like this can last forever But I hope that you can prove me right
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Hold Me 03:11
Hold me now, in your arms I'll rise to the bait of your feminine charms But talking and talking Won't make you understand I'd hate to love you and leave you behind It's the time of our lives Please don't cry, Please don't cry I have had my doubts from time to time I'm sorry so sorry it came out this way But shut up and listen to what I say It's the time of our lives
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Mesmerize 04:31
Maybe it was just luck I'll have to wait and see Maybe I don't give a damn But damn you damn you damn me Melodrama is my middle name It fuels my every thought And unbelievable although it may seem You're all that had me caught Mesmerize I surrendered all my senses Mesmerize me with your eyes
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Stalingrad 02:52
Never lost that feeling that I got from you But when I tried to give it back you just looked scared It seems what I took you never meant to share with me That's my mistake how foolish to think you cared Sometimes sad, always lonely You gave away everything you had Nothing stays the same but you remain Simply sad You won't ever hear the truth from me Because when you laughed I knew I had to lie It's hard to keep from going back to talk to you But when you laughed I saw our friendship die Sometimes sad, always lonely You gave away everything you had Nothing stays the same but you remain Simply sad I wouldn't even if I had to
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Push 03:13
The honest are few when it comes to the heart Better to steal and lie from the start Get what you can from that generous hand while it lasts Deception is easy we're taught from our birth Take what you want before you get hurt There's only one end, no such thing as a friend now you've learnt I know, I've got nowhere to go So I might as well stay here with you Push it in easy, push it in slow Take your time while you've go it there's nowhere to go Gone, gone, gone, until it's all gone My way is slower I don't care about that I sit and I dream and I dream where I'm sat The picture isn't clearer through a telescope I can cope So hello, good evening, welcome, goodnight Let me fall down it will avoid a fight The scene is a dream and form what I've seen, it's outta sight I know, I've got nowhere to go So I might as well stay here with you Push it in easy, push it in slow Take your time while you've go it there's nowhere to go Gone, gone, gone, until it's all gone On a lovely summer's afternoon I'd like to walk in the park with you Hold you in my arms and Sue Tell you I'm in love with you Push it in easy, push it in slow Take your time while you've go it there's nowhere to go Gone, gone, gone, until it's all gone
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Merrow Sound 01:00
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La la la la laaa La la la la laaa La la la la LA LA La la la la laaa
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With my mouth in my heart I wake up in a sweat Remembering what might have been In my utopian dream Don't throw stones in greenhouses You'll only end up hurting yourself The vision is clear but yours is misted Everything I say you just keep a twisting Remembering what might have been In my utopian dream I tried to be good But it came out as God What felt like a river soon became a flood So if what I say comes out in a muddle It's because I want you, plain and simple Remembering what might have been In my utopian dream
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Demand action, demand all that you need If powers what you're after, then stick with me Haven't you heard I'm the new messiah So demand action 'till you're blue in the face It's so shocking, what they've printed about me I think I'll have to sue them, great prime T.V. time Even more publicity And it's so shocking, c'mon keep on printing about me But no more home truths Aim high but always wide of the mark You must obey, must obey Aim high but always wide of the mark You must obey, you must obey
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Around around and back again
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So I thought I'd catch you out Though I knew I never could, but I did Hard to watch your heroes fall To ignore you when you call, but you did I don't like to speculate on why you changed your mind But I do and I don't like the things I find I can't explain maybe we're too much the same And you know two can't be the same two's too many people Now it's barely on my mind Just four or five times every day, so I lied A brave and gallant sixteenth place Promotion earned a crueller fate, did you lie And I don't like to speculate on why you turned away But I do and I don't like the things I find I can't explain maybe we're too much the same And you know two can't be the same two's too many people Nearer I get the further you are Though it soon is far away, far away Dream a week of one false end If only doubt can I be sure, did you lie And I don't like to speculate on what you'd say today But I do and I'm not sure of my mind I can't explain maybe we're too much the same And you know two can't be the same two's too many people
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Desire 03:53
Answer, just one answer is all I want, and please try this time to be true Did the past seem too distant or the future all too clear When I faced your back was it out of fear Try hard not to feel used for there's nothing I can do Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire I now know that beauty is only skin deep you told me that it was true Despite it all and because of it all, my goal is always out of reach I now know that it's not true. And I'm not yet through Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire Maybe this time it wasn't even luck, I'll just have to wait and see Damning you won't do any good. My mind says I shouldn't my heart says I should I've waited and I've seen, so listen to me Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire Answer and just one answer is all I got. And this time it was true The past it has gone now it's the future that's here I turned my back so you wouldn't see the tears Which were in my eyes 'cause I knew. I don't desire you Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire
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Stranger 02:55
I'll ignore you again today 'Cause I still haven't got anything to say to you I'm still hoping you'll return my call That was six months ago does that make me a fool But I won't ever force you to make up your mind Though I'm beginning to think you've had enough time So I'll just ignore you again today 'Cause I still haven't got anything to say I'm still hoping you'll return my call That was six month ago I still hope you'll call You're a stranger to me now
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Lift 02:51
So, that memory's the hole in your armour The feeling that you tried to hide The crime that forced your new disguise And though it always seems to show the stranger It never was quite poetry But still it said it all to me Dreams are dreams and lies are life Now I see you in a different light I used to know what I thought was right But I'm giving all up for you tonight Afraid, well so am I however often The games that always must be played The losers cover up their shame And now the dealer makes her final offer And you're the one who knows the price The hunger seen in others eyes Dreams are dreams and lies are life Now I see you in a different light I used to know what I thought was right But I'm giving all up for you tonight I know, it always had to go Now, the same remains without an answer Foolish to have ever tried A new crime and a new disguise Behind you leave the only one who listened But two can't force a revolution I know it always had to to Dreams are dreams and lies are life Now I see you in a different light I used to know what I thought was right But I'm giving all up for you tonight
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Doublehead 03:19
In the cold light of day he soon realised That it wouldn't go away Schizophrenia is such a long word it's said And I'm here to stay He screamed, get out of me Please leave His friends started calling him two faced Behind his back of course But when they said they preferred his other half His self arguments became worse He screamed, get out of me Please leave Mr Doublehead Get out of me It was the warm summer sunset when he realised That there was something wrong That enemy within, now like a second skin Had had enough and was gone He screamed, come back to me Is it me, come back to me And he screams, come back to me Please don't leave, oh please come back to me Come back Doublehead to me
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They walked up the hill hand in hand Her thoughts were pure his were bad She came back home a crying, he forgot to tell her he was only lying How soon will her mother know Now Jill has a plan for revenge To finally get even with Jack So she invited him up for a picnic and laced the well with arsenic And told him to drink deep But he'd been warned before and so he knew the score Your mother knows how, your mother knows Ask my dad he should know that your mother knows how His face was smug when she told him to go away Another win lad well done that's what his father would say The cacophony of the explosion made her feel quite ill That she really meant to tell him she had mined the hill Just like her mother had told her Your mother knows how, your mother knows Ask my dad he should know that your mother knows how Erase him from your heart she said Erase him from your heart she said I've erased him for my heart as only mother knows how
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She saw him from the 17th floor She cried out but he was gone He found himself on the 23rd Not wanting to stop what he’d begun Please never make this change Don’t want to loose more sleep But he’s diving in so deep His heart and mind can’t keep on taking What he is feeling And if he turned the tables he’d end up wrong Just like so many times before He tries to understand why she cries But time may heal what he never thought he had Please never make this change Don’t want to loose more sleep But he’s diving in so deep His heart and mind can’t keep on taking What he is feeling Please never make this change
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As I look into those drunken eyes I see behind those well meant lies You tell me what I want to hear there's nothing left for me to fear My mind my mind is so unkind I'm glad it's as little yours as mine Not kept within some sacred book those words I said which you mistook For honesty when the thought was greed when selfishness is all I need I think I think I think it's true, I don't deserve it as much as you Like some old blues record I'm in love with a friends girlfriend I'm as much in love as I've been in love which is never in love before And like some old blues record I'm gonna have to cry a little more If I'm asked what's behind those eyes I won't repeat it I will lie For what I thought you confirmed was true what you say is a corrupted truth It's not your fault no more than mine the same desire but I see behind Whatever use you put it to I will not follow the path you choose There's nothing wrong and nothing right so I'll take my leave and say goodnight What you say isn't what you do and I don't deserve it as much as you Like some old blues record I'm in love with a friends girlfriend I never wanted to be and though I try I know that it won't end I'm as much in love as I've been in love which is never in love before And like some old blues record I'm gonna have to cry a little more
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Oh God I've had it up to here with you Your clothes, your face, your voice just grates and grates and grates And you, you hypocrite oh was I fooled White soul boy on the pull, which girlfriend is she on the pill? Your pack of six will soon be full, but not of gold As I've heard the words behind the backs Give me fiction dismiss the facts You can have it all, You can have it all The words that I speak aren't quite what I feel Even my mouth can't get that contorted, may the truth be distorted Dope head or smack head it's all the same to me Blow by blow she'll make you grow that I can guarantee But into a man or a cripple you'll just have to wait and see As I've heard the words behind the backs Give me fiction dismiss the facts You can have it all, You can have it all You see I've heard it so many times before And I've seen it so many times before I don't have to explain myself to you, you know The price was right but it's you they've sold I'd rather rip my tongue out than be told Oh daddy darling daddy, I want that one It's gotta be pink so I can get turned on all day long Now I'm in the driving seat but I think I've said something wrong As I've heard the words behind my back Goodbye to fiction this is fact I don't want it all, I don't want it all As I'm hearing the words behind my back Goodbye to fiction this is fact You can have it all, You can have it all
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Time To Kill 03:15
Have you ever thought of the zero option When you know there's nothing left to loose Give voice to your choice of complete destruction Reaction glows brighter than a thousand words Hit the panic button 'cause it's back for revenge Seek and destroy are a means to an end Come hell or high water like lambs to the slaughter I think I'd rather sink than swim When it's time to kill Time to kill We're all killing time Killing time
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I Was Right 02:38
Another day to waste away Caught hoping I wouldn't have to stay To clear up all the doubt of what was meant That goes to show that I was right I was right. Yes I was right Written out to sell the show The script that sold you tears will someday show If tendered with your well known loving care Will go to show that I was right I was right. Yes I was right I was right to say it anyway and anyway I'm right to say I'm right. Yes I am right How do you know what I say is true? Why do you trust me when I never trusted you? Why tell the truth when it's easy to deceive? Why face the future when it's easier to grieve? Another letter gone astray Another chance left to slip away Another choice that I got wrong Just goes to show that I was right I was right. Yes I was right I was right to say it anyway and anyway I'm right to say I'm right. Yes I am right
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You may not believe me but here's a true story Only the facts have been totally changed The characters are transparent to protect their identities Stones have not been turned to try and name names The one thing Gary wanted to solve his problems Was a 12 bore shot gun to cuddle up in bed But Bibi didn't like it as it seemed to come between them So she turned the shower on to wash some sense into his head You may not believe me but that was a true story....
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Distraction 10:45
Picture a scene from a film, the one you'd want to live Hold it in your arms for a second and be the one you can't forgive You and I were immortal until the devil inside of me Drank once more and then again, not knowing who to be And all the simple questions that I know have no answers Were injected through the tears of light while I was wishing I was dead And cupids fatal arrows pierce hearts that are divine You can look in the mirror and see that Jesus Christ has died And you have made your mind up that all the chances have been used Four divided by infidelity leaves only one accused Picture the sweat of a body as the scream of pain subsides The rise and fall of expended life that only memory can survive Trapped in a situation that screamed of déjà vu You and I engaged in a kiss so strange and not knowing what to do And who are you to tell me that I've committed a crime When all I see is insanity and it's running out of time And cupids fatal arrows pierce hearts that are divine You can look in the mirror and see that Jesus Christ has died And you have made your mind up that all the chances have been used Four divided by infidelity leaves only one accused Jesus Christ this is dangerous And I can't see what's ahead of us I'm losing my mind like I'm losing my soul And there is no soul left in rock and roll
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Finally 01:25
FA FA Fine ad nauseam.
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about

This compilation was also a pathfinder for the Retrospeculative then yet to come and ably demonstrates some of the many weaknesses of this British band of the late eighties. A lack of musical focus despite a very clear preference from listeners for their brand of 'pure pop' and the determination that every long playing release should be as varied as The Beatles White Album.

For the once bitten I will mention that many of the wholly unnecessary Interludes have been edited for this collection as has Around Around. Distraction at ten minutes long is still too short to my mind.

Some relief is provided by alternative versions of popular favourites. (As opposed to unpopular favourites? - Ed).

It probably won't take you long to spot it but these are all ancient four track cassette recordings so their quality is fashionably lo-fi.

The usual disclaimer: we didn't know of the coeval and ill fated American Gits until well after we broke up.


Note: Though questions might reasonably be raised about the sanity of anyone wanting to download just the Interludes and other detritus there is a limit on free downloads a month which would soon disappear after only a few album purchases if I made the eleven of them £0.00.

So to deter all but the most committed I've put a price on them, or to put it another way, to restrict them to those who should be committed.

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released August 19, 2013

Recorded in 1988 & 1989.

Jim - The Voice
Ben - The Bass
Rob - The Guitar

Fred - Singing on Distraction
Matt - Guitar on Distraction & Thank You Fans

Jim guitar on Factory

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The Gits (UK) Horsham, UK

They came, they hung around, they left.

Hopeless optimists from Horsham in the UK who set out to achieve very little and were wholly successful.

1987 - 1990.
Power Pop or Neo-Acoustic, nee Indie.

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