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The 3rd Album from Duncan Reid and the Big Heads

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released April 7, 2017

Duncan Reid: Vocals, backing vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards
Sophie K Powers: guitar
Mauro Venegas: guitar, backing vocals
Karen Jones: drums, backing vocals

Thanks also to:
Tommy Lorente: backing vocals
Sean Genockey: guitar, slide guitar
Andrew Matheson, Tine Hammer, Hugo Zunker, Harry Steen, Dany Torres, Peter Jones, Keith Newman, Peter Antony, Danny Mac, Mainy, Jim Lahat, Gary Crowley, Kyle and Timmy Gross, Dave Renegade, Stephen Doyle, Anna Donarski, Danielle and Keith Winson, Steve Green, George Houstoun, Bernd Lange and family, Allan Nazareth, Janne Lagerstrom, Johan Hargeby and all at Sound Pollution.

The Big Heads live are: Duncan: bass, vocals, keys. Sophie: guitar, keys, Karen: drums, Nick Hughes: guitar,vocals.

Produced by Sean Genockey and Duncan Reid
Engineered by Sean Genockey
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Black Dog Studios with the exception of all vocals: recorded and messed up in my house.
Mastered by Ed Woods

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Track Name: Can't Stop
Hey there world it's another day
Tons to do, can't get lead astray
Well that's alright, that's ok
If I don't work then I don't get paid

But Game of Thrones is on the VOD
sitting there winking up at me
Well What do you think, what do you say
Should I watch or baby should I stay

can't stop
You can never stand still
Don't stop
Or you'll be sliding downhill
I won't stop
Can only eat what I kill
Can't stop
But then maybe I will

Working hard in the studio
Playing songs is the way to go
Well that's alright, that's ok
If I don't write there'll be no songs to play

But Mauro's putting on a show tonight
Everyone's going it'll be alright
Well What do you think, what do you say
Should I go or baby should I stay

Chorus

Oh, the party's in full swing
And life's for living
Don't fight it, just give in
no misgivings -please
Lead me into sin
Temptation's what I crave
Before I hit the grave
Track Name: Bombs Away
There's a thing we like to do
Every time there's trouble
Based upon the view
You can't have too much Rubble

So why can't we do it?
Everybody's doing it
Because it never works
Is no reason to eschew it

And we say
Oo oo Bombs away
Damn the consequences
Oo oo Bombs away
Let's go crazy

Well we tried it once before
With dublya in the White House
Now we're up for more
Dying to let the dogs out

So why can't we do it?
Everybody's doing it
let's light the fireworks
Stand back and enjoy it

Chorus

And yeah. Here we go again
itching to join in
Ready for the starters gun once more

Chorus
Oo oo Bombs away
No more mending fences
Oo oo Bombs away
And Don't forget the navy
Track Name: C'mon Josephine
Sorry baby
But I’ve got to dash
I’m doin’ this, I’m signing that
Tryin’ to make some cash
So don’t you cry babe
Ditch that violin
Friday night ‘bout twelve o’clock
I’ve got you penciled in

C’mon Josephine
C’mon Josephine
Girl you’re out of sight
Just not tonight

I’m sorry Josie
No need to wonder why
I got previous, it ain’t devious
But I’ve just got to fly
Gotta a thousand obligations
Gotta make them shekels shine
Gotta walk them halls, got conference calls
Gotta sign them dotted lines

Chorus

Now it’s after midnight
Underneath your balcony
I’m staring up my buttercup
Won’t you come see me
I’ll wait five more minutes
Smoke one more cigarette
Hey wait, am I getting you
Mixed up with Juliette

C’mon Josephine
C’mon Josephine
Girl you’re out of sight
How ‘bout tonight
Track Name: Confetti
Making my way through Leicester Square
Watching the people going underground
Standing in rows down moving stairs
Lost in their thoughts as they go down down down

A million hopes and dreams
Blowing like confetti in the breeze

Emily sings as she heads home
Thoughts of her wedding going round and round
Dreams of a life not spent alone
Smile on her face as she goes down down down

All of her hopes and dreams
Blowing like confetti in the breeze

All of our hopes and dreams
Blowing like confetti in the breeze

A million hopes and dreams
Blowing like confetti in the breeze
Track Name: Let's Skip to the Good Bit
Sometimes there are days I can do no wrong
Everything is great and we get along
Then there are the days when I'm quite the opposite
All I do is selfish, vain and incompetent

Only trouble is I can't tell which is which
Baffled and bewildered I stumble and twitch
Never knowing whether I'll be good as gold
Or cast out in the dog house begging:

Let's skip to the good bit
Let's skip to the spot where you think I'm great
Let's skip to the good bit honey
Let's skip to the part where I'm just first rate

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Some days it's all cool and I'm good as gold
She tells me I'm an angel, dinner doesn't get cold
other days I'm hopeless and it's thrown to the dog
Who can't believe his luck, grabs my chop and runs off

So hungry and confused I retire to my den
To weather out the storm and live to breathe again
Try to make sense of all this Venus and Mars stuff
But all that comes into my mind is

Chorus

I need to buy a gizmo that reads the female mind
A special kind of Kindle designed to save mankind
A one eyed wizard able to lead all of us men
Away from here: the valley of the blind
Track Name: That's Just the Way It is
Jed's a dancing guy it's what he does
On the street and waiting for the bus
He's there
It's just the way it is
And when Jed goes dancing he's a happy guy
No one’s frowning as he skips by
A soft shoe shuffle makes the sun shine in the sky
That's just the way it is
Just the way it is

He says the people living in his town
Hurt a lot they're always feeling down
At heel
It's just the way it is
now that he goes dancing all he sees are smiles
people laughing mile after mile
It maybe foolish but for him it's all worthwhile
That's just the way it is
Just the way it is

Jed says he owes it to the Lord above
Who saved his mum so Jed could tell her of
his love
That's the the way it is
So he's binned the drugs, mended all his ways
Left prison behind, these are better days
Now he's dancing and that's what he'll do always
That's the way it is
Just the way it is
Yeah the way it is
Just the way it is
Track Name: The Shortest Song in the World
Stop!
Track Name: The Man on the Desk
Hey. How are you today sir?
I hope everything's ok?
I say “yes”. Everything is so-so
But I don't know where he's been

Cos the man on the desk, He could tell a story
Of things I'll never see
Yeah The man on the desk, He's the super hero
A man I'll never be
Oh the man on the desk, He's the one I'd turn to
The man I'd like to see
When I'm being
A friend in need

So. He's no longer there now
Home, is where he needs to be
now, his family really needs him
Oh they need him, desperately

Cos the man on the desk, is more than his appearance
Would lead me to believe
Oh the man on the desk, He's the one who'll save them
In their hour of need
Yeah the man on the desk, He's the one they'll turn to
To save them and be free
And he'll save them
guaranteed

Well every day I see him but I don't know what his life's about
I never stop to wonder where he came from or if he has doubts
Living in my bubble thinking everything is what it seems
Till a faraway earthquake wakes me up from my solo dream
Track Name: Wouldn't Change a Single Thing
It's a long long way to Maida Vale
When you're walking there day after day
Empty pockets head filled up with dreams
Looking cool but all's not what it seems

Oh seventeen
dream boy dream

But no
He wouldn't change a single thing
He's gonna teach the world to sing
In harmony with his four strings
The wonder of the female form
Will follow him from dusk to dawn
One day he will be a king
The tills will ring out ring kerching
So he wouldn't change a single thing

Every day’s a walk to wonderland
Dreams of life spent touring in a band
Learning songs to take the world by storm
Seeking that escape route from the norm
Track Name: I Can Fly
Hey there I go
Dreaming again
Off where time slows
Tick tock but then:

When the day is done
Somewhere I can run
Leave the world behind when it's all gone crazy
Somewhere in the sun
Somewhere I can run away

It's my fantasy
A bolt hole from reality
A mental refuge from it all

And I can fly
Away there any time I like
I can fly there
In my mind
And I can lie
Feel the breeze blow over me
Yeah I can fly there
Anytime

Purple clover
Up round the bend
Somewhere over
The rainbow's end

It's not hard to be
A million miles away at sea
Floating gently on the tide

Chorus
Track Name: Just Because You're Paranoid
The man on the phone says, “How are you today?”
I don't reply but he goes on anyway
Says I need to let him fix a bug on my Mac

I ask him how he knows it's on the blink
He says, “Don't worry sir. No need to think”
Let him on and he'll make my box of tricks purr

Just because you're paranoid
It don't mean they won't get you
And just because you're crazy
It don't mean it's not true

Picked up an email that can't be right
A man in Leotho says my future's bright
£50 million pounds is mine today if I claim

He needs to verify my identity
Send him an admin fee, but do it quickly
“Really easy sir”, to miss it would be a shame

Just because you're paranoid
Don't mean you should tag along
And just because your schizoid
It don't mean you're both wrong
Track Name: Hey Frank Sinatra
There he goes
Smart from head to toe
A wolf in a Lamborghini Diablo

And here she comes
Queen of all the mums
Envy of all her chums, and so

Here he goes
He knows, she'll say hello
So he stops to say
"How are you today?"
And smiles as she turns his way

So: Hey Frank Sinatra
lock up your daughter
Cos Frank junior's on the prowl tonight

Hey Neil Sedaka
Hide the Viagra
Cos Frank Junior's bad enough alright

There he goes
Master of all he knows
A danger on the road, you know

He can't let go
Any girl, he'll need to show
Just what he's made of
So the gloves are off
And the chase is under way

Hey Frank Sinatra
You know what he's after
And no female's safe from him tonight

Hey Neil Sedaka
Fetch your bazooka
Cos Sweet Sixteen’s in his sights alright
Track Name: God Save Me Now
They say God saves
guess we're just the same
both have rainy days
But does he know my name?

God save me now
God save me now
Ease my troubled brow
God save me now

It makes no odds
Whether I believe
But I hope to God
He believes in me

God save me now
God save me now
Save me from myself
God save me now

May the road rise up
And help me on my way
And if you're out there
Hear me when I pray