Angelina Supercop

by Philip Jeays

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1.
NOVEMBER (Boulevard des Lices) This will be my only photograph Though we don’t know it here As she smiles into the lens The plane trees line the road Like cathedral columns In the cold We watched the starlings rise Like candle smoke into the skies Just another little town Another tale of lives turned upside-down A little crack in time The sun comes flooding down Boulevard des Lices I hear you say An old man called us love birds And you are glowing But you dare not give yourself away And we both smile Just like you do When you are young Oh you are young But you know the pain Of love and leaving too And on the back Fading now it says ‘November’ Just ‘November, Boulevard des Lices’ Round here the wind can blow so strong They build some house walls Without windows And the old men shelter in cafes Nursing their cards like grievances They slam down While we sit pretending we are not in love And I wrote your name There in the steamed up window pane Just another little town Another tale of lives turned upside-down The world is paper thin A light comes crashing down Boulevard des Lices I hear you say An old man called us love birds And you are glowing But you dare not give yourself away And we both smile Just like you do When you are young Oh you are young But you know the pain Of love and leaving too And on the back Fading now it says ‘November’ This was November, Boulevard des Lices Boulevard des Lices I remember walking in the park Like I was watching from a window You and me You and me
2.
Your Eyes 03:08
YOUR EYES There are those with eyes so distant They can even see a heaven There are those with eyes too distant To see the truth that lies before them There are those with eyes that frown From all the time spent looking down On those with eyes that long to see A better world for you and for me And then there are those Who keep their eyes closed Already ready for the end There are those with eyes so open Any dream can walk right through them There are those with eyes too open To ever keep a secret in them There are those with eyes that stare At those with eyes that do not care To gaze on gold or crowns or land Who smile at those who do not understand And then there are those Who keep their eyes closed Already ready for the end There are those with eyes that wander Through every heart they lay their eyes on There are those with eyes that wander That only live on the horizon And there are those with lovers eyes Who only see each others eyes Those with eyes like you and me Who find their love in all that they see And then there are those Who keep their eyes closed Already ready for the end And as for me I lie awake I write your name Inside my dreams And as for me All I see Is your eyes Your eyes Your eyes
3.
DECEMBER (Place Lamartine) Watching from high windows Will be my likely end A tin of peaches Sundays A funeral now and then A funeral now and then When every cough and splutter Will sound a trigger pull Till the spin and click of years Shall find the chamber full And all the time the glitter in your eyes... ‘Don’t say goodbye’ I hear you say ‘Don’t say goodbye, don’t go, don’t leave today’ And I can see you there Like it was yesterday ‘Don’t say goodbye’... The street lamps fade A new day seeps across the esplanade And as you stand forlorn Against the breaking dawn The slow December rain Begins again Watching from high windows A time when I was young Ask them and they’ll tell you I could have been someone I could have been someone Or maybe someone better Or just someone better cast But folding time has creases That hold us to our past And all the time the glitter in your eyes... ‘Don’t say goodbye, don’t say it yet Don’t say goodbye don’t tell me we’ll forget’ And when I look again I see your face is wet ‘Don’t say goodbye...’ I touch your coat You smile at some forgotten anecdote And we both close our eyes And tell each other lies You say ‘it’s for the best’ And I say ‘yes’ And we don’t say goodbye You grab my sleeve You cry and tell me That you have to leave You pull away and then You take my hand again And then, with nothing left to say You run away
4.
The Fallen 03:57
THE FALLEN ™ Let’s ask The Fallen how they fell Did you trip up or were you pushed? And was your falling just as well? Perhaps you were already bushed Oh don’t be shushed Come please do tell Oh fallen comrade how you fell It’s obvious enough of course You must have fallen with some force You’ve only half a face And you’re spread about the place Mixed with a captain and his horse You must have fallen with some force Let’s ask The Fallen how they fell Was there a pavement slab askew? And did your fall leave you unwell? Maybe there’s someone you can sue Or protest to? Come please do tell Oh fallen comrade how you fell It’s obvious from what I see That you fell up it seems to me For looking all around There’s not much of you on the ground You’re mostly hanging from that tree So, you fell up it seems to me Let’s ask The Fallen how they fell Was there a skateboard lurking there? And when you fell did you fall well? Did you fly like Fred Astaire Clean through the air? Come please do tell Oh fallen comrade how you fell It’s obvious as anything You took the fall for everything And now what luck without a snag That you should fall into this flag God save the Queen! God save the King! Looks like we fell for everything
5.
MAARTJE SAYS NOTHING What does Maartje say? Maartje says nothing Maartje says nothing What does Maartje say? Maartje says nothing Maartje says nothing What does Maartje say? Maartje says nothing She just smiles that way And how the days All seem to blur into one Beneath the Summer sun Lying in the shade On the empty playing field Pachouli oil and panda eyes And flowers in her hair And how how how how How lovely she looks How how How lovely she looks How how how How lovely she looks Now Let me take you down To the street where I was born She says And I’ll show you around Her distant eyes look back and say There’s much more sky Now they’ve pulled the houses down Everywhere you look Summer spreads its wings You hear someone say She once kissed you in a dream And you watch her now Laugh and swear in Dutch And when she’s through And you ask her if it’s true What does Maartje say? Maartje says nothing Maartje says nothing What does Maartje say? Maartje says nothing Maartje says nothing What does Maartje say? Maartje says nothing She just smiles that way And how somedays Leaning out too far I stretch to see things as they are Then I am a poet And she shimmers like a star She leans in faded jeans Against somebody’s car Sometimes she waves Sometimes she plays Sometimes she just pretends She isn’t there at all Sometimes she sits Cross-legged on a chair Playing Highway Star And drawing flowers on her flares And how how how how How lovely she looks How how How lovely she looks How how how How lovely she looks Now
6.
CLOSER THAN BEFORE I watch us now as we grow older Slowly drifting to the shore And with every line Every grey hair that we find I hold you closer than before We grow older and We grow younger Sometimes I look at you And wonder how How I’d live without you now So look around you And count your blessings If you have love You’re so much luckier than some Just leave your lottery undone You’ve already won How quickly still we hail the bugle That leads us scurrying to war But how in the stares Of our heroes or theirs I hold you closer than before We grow older and We grow younger See how like children still We blunder on Where our forefathers have gone So look around you And count your blessings If you have peace You’re so much luckier than some Why hide your money in the sun? You’ve already won And when the train tannoy announces Those we are blind to or ignore Who through the cracks Have fallen on the tracks I hold you closer than before We grow older and We grow younger How much like us to fail To understand The fragility of man So look around you And count your blessings If you have hope You’re so much luckier than some Don’t race the Jones’s where they run You’ve already won You’ve already won
7.
ALREADY APRIL Already April And are the flowers Yet in bloom And are lovers giddy yet With their perfume And do the days Pretend they’re June? Already April And how the years all slip away Seems like only yesterday I was still young The taste of blondes Fresh on my tongue And you were late And I thought you wouldn’t come Of course I knew you’d walk away Before the wheat was grown Before the Summer came and went In waves of storm and stone And you would tell me love was just A tale of skin and bone But cut my tongue and watch me die For other women I have known Already April And do the birds Sing out again Do blossom branches sway Do children play In puddles left Out in the rain? Already April Another time, another day Another life a world away I was still young The thrill of love Danced on my tongue And you appeared Blinking into the sun Of course I knew you’d walk away Before the wheat was grown Before the Summer came and went In waves of storm and stone And you would tell me love was just A tale of skin and bone But cut my tongue and watch me die For other women I have known I still find you in my grey hairs I still see you in my scars I hear you in the silence Of early morning bars I hail you from the pulpits Of the gutters to the stars A dream too far And here we are Already April
8.
WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR? The Grand Old Duke of York He had ten thousand men He marched them up the hill And he marched them down again And did the thought of war Give you a thrill inside? Did you wrap it in a flag And call it national pride? Stand in line In the name of remembrance Millions died Let’s have a two minute silence Look out boys here we go again Standing like statues for Number Ten Then later on at the Bull and Boar You can tell us Daddy what you did in the war And see how gracefully The crosses bloom In the light November rain Across the land In every town We will remember them When we go one-nil down So come on, tell us all some more ‘Bout what you did in the war Did you throw your loving arms All around the world? Did you buy their sweatshop clothes And their underage girls? Did you lie did you cheat Did you bully them? Take what you could On the cheap and then When the earthquake hit Sign the book of condolence? Thousands died Let’s have a three minute silence Look out boys here we go again Standing like statues on News at Ten Then later on at the Bull and Boar You can tell us Daddy what you did in the war And while the rivers rise And buildings fall You can shed a tear for Waterloo This is the price Of victory Another never-ending Anniversary But hey, tell us all some more ‘Bout what you did in the war Did you watch the 1% Get their profits up? Did you take yourself a selfie As the food banks were set up? Did you see a nation built On fear and greed On what I want Not what I need? Did you blame the banks Or attack the migrants? Johnny broke his arm Let’s have a five minute silence Look out boys here we go again Standing like statues since I don’t know when Then every night at the Bull and Boar You can tell us Daddy how you won the war While on TV we watch The royal coach arrive Oh! And Her Majesty is wearing peach Such is the tide Of injustice But hey kids don’t look at that Come and look at this We’ve got soldiers We've got medals Guns and more Just like we did in the war Like we did in the war Like we did in the war
9.
School 05:09
SCHOOL School they said would set me up for life But that only taught me how to die Church they said would be my path to truth But that only taught me how to lie They read me out a book of rules But that only taught me who to fight And the more they told me I was wrong The more they taught me I was right They pushed me back with adult words Though I gave them not a single yard For I was young and hard to hold And they were old and held too hard But though I fought those teachers then I cannot give them all the blame For I could tell them not my path For I knew its way but not its name But life came easy in those years As easy as the daylight came To shed some light upon my fears And shed some tears just the same But broken hearts and broken bones Are subject each to nature’s laws Thou shalt not win with pretty girls Thou shalt not run down corridors And how in break-time everyday My tender heart swung to and fro Between my simple dreams of love And smiles that smiled and said no But lives and loves all pass away Just time enough to say hello Just time enough to hold your hand And look, it’s already time to go
10.
ANGELINA SUPERCOP I never think of you Walking on slumber’s cusp Snapshots of ancient hills Watching the wading birds I never think of you Cold on the morning sand You taste of lemonade I never think of you Sinews and ferris wheels Bra straps through Summer shirts Menthol and Belmondo I never think of you Sunglasses in the wind The birds are seldom still I never think of you Sometimes on afternoons Details I don’t recall Reggiani on the wall I never think of you The way I think of you When I think of you And me I never think about you now I hide away but still somehow When I forget you That’s when you find me A distant scent a jukebox song I try to run but still you find me You still find me Angelina Supercop I never think of you Echoes in empty rooms Mem’ries like undercoats Through stained and flaking paint I never think of you Your eyes like espresso Glistening in the dawn I never think of you Sometimes out in the rain The thunder broke so loud I thought I’d lost you in the crowd I never think of you The way I think of you When I think of you And me... andiamo I never think about you now I hide away but still somehow When I forget you That’s when you find me A distant scent a jukebox song I try to run but still you find me You still find me Angelina Supercop You still find me You still find me Angelina Supercop You still find me Angelina Supercop You still find me You still find me You still find me You still find me You still find me Angelina Supercop

credits

released March 25, 2019

PHILIP JEAYS Vocals, rhythm guitar, other nonsense
VINCE CORDELL Piano, organ, harmonium
JOHN PEACOCK Lead guitar
WILLIAM GEORGE Q Bass
ARVIN JOHNSON Drums
ADAM THRUPNEY-WATT Trumpet
DAVID BLANCHARD Saxophone
DICKIE HULL French horn
TOMMY DAWES Trombone
PARNELL MUST Cello

And the massed ranks of the Aldercott Philharmonia, under the baton of the Rev. Gavin Smallbone

All songs written by Philip Jeays and arranged by Vince Cordell, Philip Jeays and William George Q

Thanks to Pete, Emma, Geoff, Robb, Paul Jackson, Jamie West, Ali at Brighton Road and all of the above musicians,
as well as those who didn’t play on this album:
David Harrod, Jezza Campbell, Paul and Kerry Stapleton and Simon Goble

Cover photo by Emma Toler
Cover design by Philip Jeays and John Peacock
Layout by John Peacock

Recorded at Ditton Pye and Brighton Road Studios
Mixed and mastered by Vince Cordell at The Little Alabama School House
A Ditton Pye Production for Irregular Records

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