The Day

by Robert Courtney

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A compilation of early demos from 1984 for One Million Fuzztone Guitars that ended up becoming the templates for the first "Everything's Happening" studio sessions.

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released May 19, 2016

Music & Lyrics by Robert Courtney
Robert Courtney: Vocals, 12 String Guitar, 12 String Fuzz Guitar, 12 String 'Bass' Guitar.

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One Million Fuzztone Guitars London, UK

Skin Patrol went through many line-up and stylistic changes before becoming “One Million Fuzztone Guitars”, after a brief rehearsal period known as “The Graveyard”. One Million Fuzztone Guitars released two singles “Heaven b/w Annuese” and “Men’s Hearts b/w Creepy Crawl” and an LP “(Roman, I Have Some Bad News For You) 26″ on the Manchester based “Monsters In Orbit” label, before disbanding. BTRYW ... more

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Track Name: Back of '69
Girl
The back of '69
I'm
Gonna win you this time
I'm gonna show you
The power drive

Now
The trees are set
On
Fire I'll bet
That the reason
For the image
Is just fine
Oh yeah!

She
Had soft brown hair
I
Could never dare
To love another
Like I do
When she
she walks into
she walks into
Track Name: Tender Assignation
I've got this complication
Burning in my brain
This tender assignation
Is driving me insane

I went to the scenic vendor
To buy myself a grin
He said life is science fiction
Just sparkling in the rain

Girl you got some problems
But I don't understand
How in the summer sun
You still got the upper hand

You're high behind sunglasses
Out in the countryside
The dew is on the grass
And there's madness in her eyes

Girl you got some problems
But I don't understand
How in the summer sun
You still got the upper hand
Track Name: You Touched Me
I walk around this town
My ear down to the ground
Shadows falling
Street to street
Long
In the summer heat

Throw your bones
What is gone is gone
Two lovers in the cemetery
You touched me
You touched me

They hide behind best wishes
Waiting for
The summer rain
For 'hands that do dishes'
Are aching to
Wash you away

Throw your bones
What is gone is gone
Two lovers in the cemetery
You touched me
You touched me

Trees bend gently in the wind
Making sure
That you don't give in
The streets are dry deserted
You think
You can escape from here?

Throw your bones
What is gone is gone
Two lovers in the cemetery
You touched me
You touched me
Track Name: Big Blue Light
Who is that girl
Who is that girl
And who are the men
Why are they
Why are they so tall
Guess they must be
Looking for life

Gonna see her tomorrow
At the big blue light
Now here it comes
Going up around your shoulder
With your head down on a boulder
Now here it comes

Who is that girl
Who is that girl
And who are the men
Why are they
Why are they so tall
Guess they must be
Looking for life

Won't you pick me up
In your car
Take me on a trip
To another star
Then you wear leather
That's cool
I look into your eyes
Say I love you

Who is that girl
Who is that girl
And who are the men
Why are they
Why are they so tall
Guess they must be
Looking for life

I may have misconstrued
Your kisses
But they're just
What I've been missing
I thought that you liked me
And I can't understand
Why you've got that knife in your hand

Who is that girl
Who is that girl
And who are the men
Why are they
Why are they so tall
Guess they must be
Looking for life

Gonna see her tomorrow
At the big blue light
Now here it comes
Now here it comes
Now here it comes
Now here it comes
Track Name: And Maybe You Know
It's cold in December
And I'm not so sure
If the boots that I'm wearing
Quite fit
The clock on the wall
Isn't sleeping at all
And the bed
Looks like it's thrown a fit

Baby you know my kind
Baby you know my kind
Baby you know my kind

Well it's starting to rain
On the shades and the pain
Of the classically trained
Mausoleum
You've run out of friends
Well that's not where it ends
It's not who they are
Just how you see them

And baby you know my kind,
Baby you know my kind
Baby you know my kind
Track Name: The Day
The Day
Was as clear as the sky
And I live here
In this house
It's far
Far from the sea
My love
Don't ask me about love

Don't ask me to dance
Maybe to kiss you
If you want me to promise
Never to say no
Once maybe twice
Then it's "what about me"
That I never
Wanted to hear
Enticing
Burning
Sand

The sea
It looks so calm
A sanctuary even
From here
Perhaps I need
A shot of that blue
Put the colour
Back into my skin

Don't ask me to dance
Maybe to kiss you
If you want me to promise
Never to say no
Once maybe twice
Then it's "what about me"
That I never
Wanted to hear
Enticing
Burning
Sand

The day
Turned into a year
I grow weary
Of these games we play
There are places
Deeper than the ocean
Tell me some
Tell me about love

Don't ask me to dance
And maybe to kiss you
If you want me to promise
Never to say no
Once maybe twice
Then it's "what about me"
That I never
Wanted to hear
Enticing
Burning
Sand
Track Name: Tomorrow We Play
White Summer is coming
Gonna buy me a motorbike and
Go out running
Won't you tell me
What's in her mind this time

People sleeping in the dark, the
Mist on my glove leather
Striking the pages of summer
Won't you tell me
What's in her mind this time

The physical manifestation of her perfume
Cigarette burning on the ledge
Electricity flows through the feed pipes
Shades behind the bar
Won't you tell me
What's in her mind this time
Won't you tell me
What's in her mind this time

Tomorrow we go
To play ball
With Anthony
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Track Name: Irresistible Rays and
She's driving home
In the black Mercedes
I've got summer shirts
And January snow
Ive been sleeping
Through the century
Sunglasses
To protect the soul

Look out of the window
The scenery's burnt down
In the mystical depths
Of the countryside
The reluctant young lover
Embraces his girl
Speed up on a vision
That's bringing me down

Bright lights along
Country roads
Each tiny jewel
Reflects a vision of you
Irresistable Rays and
Black Goodbyes
Rows and rows of trees
Between you and me
Track Name: Love Is Cruel
I spend my life in bars
Admiring their charms
The gravewood of the cask
The perfume of your mask
You're much to sly to ask
If there's one more chance
Life's unkind and love is cruel
Easy picking for me and you

Now if you're looking for an alibi
I will put the tears in your eyes
I'm searching for a place to die
Someone's waiting there for me
And I don't want to go
Wish you could save me
From all I know

Lipstick an opulent red
Dress with the diagonal thread
Green cuts the end of the bed
"I've got this friend" she said
They kissed and invited her home
This is no time to be alone
Life's unkind and love is cruel
Easy picking for me and you
Life's unkind and love is cruel
Easy picking for me and you