Don't Blame Yourself

by Duncan Reid and the Big Heads

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1.
Welcome sir won’t you step right in I’ll take your coat as I give you my best grin We have it all for the new high flier Whiskey, Vodka, to fulfil your heart’s desire Willkommen mein Herr Welcome to our lair Come and meet your future ex wife Your future trouble and strife Come on and take my advice Add a little risk to your life Here she is your future ex wife Your future sugar and spice high heels and everything nice Trouble but worth the high price Hello gorgeous, buy a girl a drink? Something bubbly, soft but tall and slightly pink Something sweet that clashes with my hair Something I can use to toast our short affair Look into my eyes Enter paradise Let me be your future ex wife Your future trouble and strife I’ll help you reach the next life Poorer but a little streetwise Here I am your future ex wife Your future trouble and strife A crisis for your midlife Relax and give up the fight Welcome sir won’t you step right in -Welcome Sir let your life begin
2.
03:02
See him talking there hear him talking everywhere whoa oh oh Motherfucker Glasses on his nose looking down on all he knows whoa oh oh What a fucker Yeah Motherfucker Yeah what a fucker Tweets God Save the Queen, and makes it sound obscene whoa oh oh Motherfucker And nanny’s always keen to clean up where he’s been whoa oh oh What a fucker Yeah, Motherfucker Yeah What a fucker How can he keep them in his thrall Can’t they see that he thinks they’re all stupid proles who know fuck all Common oiks to heed his beck and call
3.
I woke up, on the wrong side of a bottle I looked it in the eye I wished it a good morning No reply I got up, tried to find my trousers was searching low and high found them in the garbage Don't know why Well I said, oh take me home Then I thought, damn, where's my home Welcome to my world Please be warned it's mildly absurd Welcome to my world Please come in and play Welcome to my world Though you may be shaken and stirred Welcome to my world Please come in and stay I went out, tried to find my car I'd left it there last night But God knows where I'd parked it Can't be right Went back in, said hi to a young lady Who asked me if she might Call me a bit later Don't know why And I thought, oh take me home Then I thought, damn why go home Welcome to my World …
4.
Waterloo on Sunday evening as his train departs longingly she looks on waving with a heavy heart Oh oh oh There he goes Where God knows She needs some sympathy Bye so long Life goes on Ever on With Tea and sympathy Not hard to remember their first meeting long ago Husband on her arm their eyes met as they said hello Oh oh oh The seeds were sown But time has flown And now she needs Sympathy Who to tell? Of this lonely hell Just herself For Tea and Sympathy Bye so long Life goes on Ever on And now She needs sympathy Oh oh oh Oh oh oh Oh oh oh Tea and Sympathy
5.
Gonna rent my house out to a stranger Gonna let them treat it like their own Gonna move abroad and try some danger Gonna try a taste of the unknown I’ve spent my whole life being safe and steady Now it's time to roll the dice To live or live not That is the question To Love or love not Before my times up To lose the whole plot Let's skip confession To Sin or sin not I've made my mind up Gonna catch the first plane to Caracas Why go somewhere that’s far too safe Gonna find a girl who plays maracas Gonna ask her out with all her mates And we'll go dancing till the sun comes up Sleep all day then start again To live or live not Start the ignition To give all I've got Let's seize the day Let's stop the rot C-carpe diem To Dare or dare not That's what I say
6.
Hear me singing these old fashioned songs All designed to make him sing along See him lurking always out of sight Never welcome, not at all contrite Hey you, what you gonna do now We’re gonna have a party Sling your hook, we’re going to live for ever And Hey you, stay all night if you like And join in with the party The DJ’s here, playing “Don't Fear the Reaper” Well hey, hey, hey, hey Jez would say Party on And hey, hey, hey hey Let’s all play All night long Hey you, what you gonna do now You know that you’re not welcome Get your coat, no one’s going home with you Well hey, hey, hey, hey Jez would say Party on And hey, hey, hey hey Let’s all play All night long Well Hey, Gaz would say What a day Goodbye So long
7.
I’m pretty sure I’ll never forget what’s his name The man who told me son life’s just one big game And for all we know The ref is playing extra time For all we know the fat lady’s ready to sing And all I know for sure You’d better get them in So what’s his name said Duncan let me ask you mate Is this the final chorus or still the middle 8 For all we know Nelson’s asked for one last kiss For all we know Meg and Tom have finally met And all I know for sure You’d better get them in And as the curtain falls we’ll all be there singing “one more song, let’s have one more song” But in the meantime as we wend our way let’s all be merry
8.
I watched a ship sailing by I watched it sail to the sky A sky of emerald blue I watched it sail by with you And oh what a lovely day Yeah oh what a lovely day Gorgeous in every way Oh what a lovely day We caught the bus to the beach Ate strawberries and cream for tea Nothing seemed out of reach Said why don't you live with me Oh what a lovely day Yeah oh what a lovely day Magical Any way Oh oh oh what a lovely day Well the days got shorter as the nights started drawing in But we could still look back on those days with the sun on our skin Time spent laughing as we walked hand in hand like twins Days of magic for two lovers with a life to begin
9.
Hey here I go Well I’m a rockstar don’t you know And Hey I’m as old as the hills But I’m a Big Head and that’s the drill I’m out on my own And no one can catch me baby I’m in the zone today I Monkee around Like it’s 1966 I’m hot as a twin Three way Well hey Didn’t I do well A legend in my lunchtime can’t you tell And Hey maybe you don’t know me But I’m a Big Head can’t you see All over the world People are so good to me All over the world they say Come here and play We can’t wait to listen to you Come here and play today Hey here We go Were all big Heads don’t you know, and Hey whoah oh oh When you’re a Big Head Life’s a show
10.
Well the pimps sat drinking Rum and cola light As the Whores kept working, working through the night And the band kept playing, playing through the fight And they all agreed they’d all seen better days Yeah they all agreed that those were better days Blame it on Marek, blame it on Henrik Blame it on oh oh everyone else Blame Angelino, and poor old Diego But oh oh don’t blame yourself Well the politicians talked all day and night But no one spoke up to do the thing that’s right They all kept looking, at the polls in fright And they all agreed they’d all seen better days Yeah they all agreed that those were better days Blame Isabella, blame Angelica Blame it on oh oh everyone else Blame it on Herman, blame every German But no oh don’t blame yourself
11.
02:22
Came the day you Came my way I couldn’t have known just how much trouble I’d be in Then everyday in every way Your whirlwind blew and sent my world into a spin OOh ooh ooh ooh Like a fool I smiled and rushed right in OOh ooh ooh ooh And like a fool My pride’s left shredded in the wind And everyday I hoped and prayed But Helpless trying to mend the wreckage that you hid OOh ooh ooh ooh Like a fool I smiled and rushed right in OOh ooh ooh ooh And like a fool I played the game I couldn’t win Came the day you went away I couldn’t have known just how much trouble I’d be in
12.
She Ain't gonna be sad and lonely a-a-a-a-all the time Ain't gonna be on her only cry-y-y-ying in her prime No point in always hiding wha-a-at she feels inside Right now she's gonna be riding hi-i-i-i-i-i-igh Little Miss I'll be good has packed and gone away Now she’s Miss out for good but she won't miss out today Little Miss Understood queen of the parade Little Miss Take it all is no mistake today Little Miss Understood no hiding in the shade Little Miss speak her mind will blow them away She ain't gonna hold back from saying wha-a-a-a-at’s on her mind Those days have gone where she stays qui-i-i-ietly confined The human race can know just how-ow-ow she’s been designed If they mind she don't class them par-ar-art of humankind Little Miss placed her life is now in the right place Now she's Miss in your face and winning her own race Little Miss Understood queen of the parade Little Miss Take it all is no mistake today Little Miss Understood no hiding in the shade Little Miss speak her mind will blow them away Ain't gonna be sad and lonely Little Miss Understood Ain’t gonna be on her only Little Miss Understood Ahh Ahhh Little Miss Understood She's gonna be so unholy now
13.
03:56
Dave's on the road again like every other day playing his music on the way He plays it to make him feel alive as he would say He’s going to beat this thing OK Life’s been good so far he can say he’s blessed He’s had some bonus years and that’s success So what tomorrow will bring, it will bring, who can say And so he lives for today, in every way, and that’s the way he’ll stay He walks in the hospital like every other day Says hi to the nurses on the way He waits for the news to see if everything’s ok He feels in his bones it is today The tests are good they say he’s clear for now A lease of life he’ll celebrate and how So what tomorrow will bring, it will bring, who can say And so he lives for today, in every way, and that’s the way he’ll stay He’ll stay strong, if he may, and that’s the way, he’ll be ok He’ll fight for life, with all his might, and with all his might He’ll seize the day
14.
03:16
Everything's just fine Everything is outta sight And then the green eyed monster came along Spoiling for a fight Looking for the slightest sleight Looking for a right to be made wrong Jealousy Jealousy Insecurity Jealousy Watching all your moves Waiting for a point to prove Insecure in everything they do Trying on your clothes What they think God only knows Your bunny's boiling fiercely on their stove Jealousy Jealousy Insecurity Jealousy Oh I'll push right on with my own life And leave them behind They can rewrite history all they like I really don't mind It’s so much better now alright? Yeah I'm OK Getting better each day Not going back no way Everything's just fine Everything is outta sight The green eyed monster's dead now any way

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The long awaited follow up to Bombs Away, 14 jolly little songs covering subjects such as death, jealousy and mid life crisis. All with a huge helping of wit, melody, guitars and harmonies

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released May 15, 2020

This record would not have been possible without support from the following:
Ray Clarkson, Robert Schulz, Jon Hughes, Michael Tobin, William McAfee, Glen Yee, Neil Ward, Roland White, Tomáš Faktor, Gary Denley, Sean Lane, Nick Bowmer, Mike Monair, Philip Bogner, Robert Kolaczynski, Ryan McReynolds, Mark Bailey, Kai Uwe Scheer, David Sutton, Punk & Rock Cuxhaven, Alan Harding, John Millar, Andreas Mandrysch, Kim Olin, Francois Rey, Ken Roberts, Marcus Münch

Duncan Reid and the Big Heads are:
Duncan Reid: Lead Vocals, BVs, bass, guitar, keyboard.
Sophie Powers: Guitar, Keyboard, BVs
Nick Hughes: Guitar, BVs
Karen Jones: Drums, BVs

Sean Genocky: Slide guitar (h), Additional Guitars (h&m)

Additional BVs: Daisy Crawley-Queen (d & g), Antje Jank (f), Poolboy (Best Boys Electric) (d) and Janne Lagerström (h)

Produced by Sean Genocky and Duncan Reid
Mastered by Ed Woods
Recorded and Mastered at Black Dog Studios (vocals and keys recorded at Duncan’s home)
Sleeve Design by [ Rich ]

With thanks to Stuart Diggle, Bernd Lange, Antje Jank, Keith Newman, Peter Antony, Dany Torres, Peter Jones, Michael Schmitz, George Houston, Scott Einhorn, Todd-o-Phonic Todd, Evan “Funk” Davies, Neil Hodge, Mainy & Kelly, Keith & Danielle Winson, Haddon Smith, Tony Yale, Urban Henriksson, Carl & Debbie North, The Ones in Charge, Punk & Rock Cuxhaven, Oliver Schales & Christine Geitel, Sally Newhouse, Eugene Butcher, Paula Frost, Tony Beesley, Guy Jardine, Janette Decker, Russ Mainwaring and everyone in Japan, Christo Blick, Gary Pearce.
Karen Jones would like to thank Dean Bowdery from Protection Racket
Duncan Reid would like to thank Liz & Lauren
Sophie Powers would like to thank Iain Martin (Stiff Promotions), The Mothership, Joan Jett and The Boss
Nick Hughes would like to thank Jack Daniels

All Songs Published by Maori Music
© Duncan Murray Reid

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The UK's best looking and most superb proponents of heavy melody power pop punk. Based around former member of Joey Ramone's favourite UK, band The Boys, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads have been ripping it up on all corners of the globe except most of them. Catch them if you can! ... more

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