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Oxygen Thief

by Bill Perry

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Funk, Jazz , Reggae and Rock combine on this mostly uptempo album


released August 30, 2010

Bill Perry ; Lead and harmony vocals,all instruments
The Kiwi Belles ; female vocals

Catalogue # PMPLP007


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Track Name: Hooray For The Girl
Spring is in the air
I feel it in my bone
Suspected tidal wave
Of lust
May hit my home
Knock me for a loop
Turn my brain to soup
I always lose my nerve
When I see her curve

I go
Hooray for the girl

Flashy teeth and eyes
Make me all a flutter
Lips that smile at me
Turn my legs to butter
Must be natures way
Or God had a good day
With that
Extra rib
Its a hell of a trick

Hooray for the girl
Track Name: Banana Skin
Love is like
Like a banana skin
You slip and slide
Into her arms
You have to tread
Ever so carefully
In efforts to avoid
Her charms

Your well ordered
Lone existance
Coming under threat
Plans you made
May have to go on hold
You may offer
Some resistance
All the time
A shorter distance
Between the life to come
And what you've known

Dig a trench
Or build a wall
Around your lonely heart
Tell yourself
Your mind is in control
Wrestle with a deep emotion
Kept in check
But just for so long
That banana skin
Is in your path
Track Name: Best Laid Plans
A flower rare
In beauty lies
Not common here
But may be found
Growing on shore
And sand
And here I've
Laid my plans

The silver bird
The wingtips shine
And flying swiftly
He blinds our eyes
That gaze across the waters
And here I've
Laid my plans

A stiff wind kills
The flower fair
A silver feather
Comes floating down
A teardrop
Fills my eye
And ruins
Best laid plans
Track Name: Prince Of Fools
Feeling like I won the prize
The best girl in the town is mine
See the envy in thier eyes
Now its me the men despise
She was a model and I mean deluxe
But now we're getting to the crux
I bowled a maiden over there
And now the truth I must declare

I wear the crown
In my home town
The prince of fools
Iwear the crown

Full of optomistic youth
I figured I just could not lose
I must be the catch of the day
The voices in my head would say
Rose coloured were the spectacles
But all that glitters is not gold
My vanity has cost me dear
And now the girl has disappeared
Track Name: Fantasy Women
Got a lovely little lady called Claire
Beautiful brown eyes and blonde hair
Unfortunatley she is fictional
And I need to get frictional
With a girl

know another little honey called Sarah
She loves me dear and who can blame her
Oh the bawdy times we share
Are only spoiled by my
Reality check

Fantasy women
Always willing
Oh the strokes that they get up to
In my head
Fantasy women
Fine and Dandy
But a little of the real thing
Would surely come in handy

i know a gorgeous Irish girl name of Nuala
Theres nothing that you would'nt want to do with her
I see her everytime I close my eyes
A luxury vision in my mind

Of course theres Emma,Sue and Jane
Three individuals none the same
But when they gather in my head
Theres very little room left there in the bed

She's hot
Like a Jalepeno
Track Name: This England
The girl had told him
Hey we need the money
So he sold hid freedom
For continuity of work
And when thier mortgage
Went through the roof
Thats when he knew
Boy they finally have you

And this England
Its an open prison
And what did you do
To deserve your sentence
You just got born
On a sinking ship
And one day soon
You're gonna sink with it

Now the working man they say
Causes all the problems
And all his wage claims
Are inflationary
But wont the tell us
What we're to do
With the cost of living still rising
Like a helium balloon

And this England
It's an open prison
And what did you do
To deserve your sentence
You just got born
With a plastic spoon in your mouth
And it will choke you
One day soon

The middle classes
In detatched houses
Call us lazy
And ridicule
But from the golf course
The world looks rosy
Without an unpaid bill
To spoil the view
Track Name: Joes The Man
Joes the man
With a smile
And a glare
That might keep you in line
From his hat
To his crocodile shoes
Joes the man
I would choose

See him out
Girl in tow
On the town
In his GTO
He's a man
Who likes to get things done
Joes the man
Number one
Track Name: Lovesick

No regrets
None at all
Not a trace
Of reject oil
If i can't lie
To myself
What chance have I
With an audience?
Track Name: Pond Life
Trailer trash
Well you've seen them around
Slopeing forhead
Knuckles on the ground
You're never gonna change
Thier point of view
Thats one thing
That you're never gonna do

I have seen
So many in this town
It worries me
To know that there are around
They wear with pride
Thier perocial tatoo
In the shallow end
Of the gene pool
The're pond life

Trailer trash
Please tell me is it true
That I share
The same latin name as you
There must be some mistake
For you have more in common
With an ape
Track Name: You Just Delight Me
You just delight me
Tho' you will never know
Your identity
I cant reveal though
For you are so far
Out of reach
So very far out of my league
You must remain a fantasy

You just delight me

You just delight me
Tho' from afar
A visual tonic
Thats what you are
And every time you talk to me
I always hear a symphony
You seem to fill
A vacancy in me

You just delight me

I hold no ambition
In her direction
But my smile for her
Holds a genuine affection
But its unrequited
I know
Track Name: More Headlines
Headlines say the Queen
Has sneezed at the club
Some rich fool
hsa hurt his hand
In a fall
Iwould like
To know the answer
Is the country
Really bothered at all

Soccer yob
Escapes the law
With a fine
it makes the front page
Of the tabloids
I would like
To know the answer
have they found
A cure for cancer

Headlines say
The butcher boy
Got the knack
Of getting very rich
Avoiding tax
And i would like
Some of that action
But the taxman
Got my ass in traction

Headlines say
Theres always room
At the top
And free enterprise
Is a closed shop
And all thes headlines
I have read
Put puzzled lines
On my forehead