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Heart & Mind 1999

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"When faced with something new, hold your intellect & emotion with equal regard"

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released June 1, 1999

All music & lyrics written & performed by Mike Crook

Album recorded & produced by Mike Crook & Steve Murphy

Vocals on "To Times" by Diane Watson

Album Photo by Chris Holmes

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Track Name: Northern Face
Tell me Johnny what’s wrong with this town
As we hit the lights and the cold, wet weather tell me what makes you proud
Johnny says as a quick reply as he ties a final lace
“I make my pride out of nothing and I wear it on my face”

Are you right now, lets hit the night and make someone happy
Are you right now, lets hit the night and make it buzz

The good old days of clogs and lace lie broken and uncovered
And we use the mill as shelter waiting talking to each other
It may seem like a broken dream but are you looking out
Cos’ the light still glows in a northern face and I don’t need to shout

Are you right now, lets hit the night and make someone happy
Are you right now, lets hit the night and make it buzz
Are you right now, lets hit the night and make someone happy
Are you right now, lets hit the night and make it buzz
hit the night and make it buzz

I love this place, backed up with northern face
From the docks to the hills, I will leave this place
I will leave this place in my will, will

Two young lads from a town up north walk through the waking hours
And the dawn cuts sharp on the hills behind the spread of chimney towers
Look at me is the face you see a picture of this place
Cos’ I make my pride out of nothing and I wear it on my face

Are you right now, lets hit the night and make someone happy
Are you right now, lets hit the night and make it buzz
Are you right now, lets hit the night and make someone happy
Are you right now, lets hit the night and make it buzz
hit the night and make it buzz

I love this place, backed up with northern face
From the docks to the hills, I will leave this place
I will leave this place in my will, will
Track Name: Tilly
Close your eyes I have a surprise for you and only for you
Been livin’ my days running away and I think of your name,
Tilly’s your name
Now it sounds sweet enough when it’s just off the cuff
But I put it to song and nothing can go wrong
No reason to sing just your inspiration
A song for you, imagination
The spark in your smile has told me to do this
A song for you Tilly, song for you miss

And repeat
Track Name: Warmth Like Steel
Warmth like steel and I burn in the furnace that it came from
You are strong like the hands upon the tools
Yet as hard as the weapon in the end
I still feel your warmth like steel

Like a knife, like a sword, like a spear, like cupid’s arrow
You went away, you stabbed my heart,you stabbed my heart
Like cupid’s arrow, like cupid’s arrow

When I awoke my chest was red and wet
So I slept for a long long, oh long long, oh long long time
Oh the sleep made the pain seem easier well some consolation
The sand it felt smooth in my eyes in my eyes

Like a knife, like a sword, like a spear, like cupid’s arrow
Like a knife, like a sword, like a spear, like cupid’s arrow

I still feel your warmth like steel

Your eyes like steel ( I can not tell, It’s just imaginary) X 3
You survive like steel
You laugh like steel, You laugh like steel, You laugh like steel

I still feel your warmth like steel, warmth like steel

So now you sit and talk to me
Yeah but your eyes they burn straight through my head
Your tongue, it cuts with no memory and no recollection
I search but all I see, all I see is steel

I still feel your warmth like steel (I can not tell my love that it’s just imaginary) X4
your warmth like steel X4
Track Name: Hurricane
There’s a hurricane a blowin’ through my head
Mixin’ all the pictures with the said
And done too much to say that I am useless
But not enough to qualify for success X4

Well I do believe that every step I take
Can cause another open door to shake
The handle turns around a quarter circle
Here I go again another unfamiliar room X3

Why is it so hard to see nothing
I’m either in tears or I’m joking, oh yeah I’m joking X3

Try just sittin’ there and thinking
I’ve tried to juggle all the things that please me
I’ve even tried to stop myself from trying
But nothing scores a ten without it then just fading, without it fading
X3
Change all the rules while I’m sleeping
Change all my thinking to feeling, oh yeah feeling X2

Try to find the stony ground to avoid
Building something out of nothing
Then getting nothing X4

So I’ll score my pen across this sordid page
And storm around about another rage
Then sit crying like a wounded mother
Is any of it worth a fuck

Hurricane (repeat)
Track Name: Pride & Violence
Long leather coat down to his knees
The head that has the price is in the breeze
Two guns a blazin’ from his hips
This man’s a legend in the sticks

Oh men of violence men of pride
History has taught us to fight
Oh men of violence men of pride
History has taught us just fine

Well my daddy told me to be strong
The weakness of the arm is of the soul
And always fight your battles on the field
The secret of your strength is never yield X3, never

Oh men of violence men of pride
History has taught us to fight
Oh men of violence men of pride
History has taught us just fine

There’s a woman crying for her love
Looking at her face she’s had enough
Looking in her eyes I think she’s dying
Yeah history has taught us just fine

Oh men of violence men of pride
History has taught us to fight
Oh men of violence men of pride
Men of pride Men of pride pride pride pride

From clubs and rags to ground and flags
From pain comes gain to guns and power
Oaths with fire I will not tire
Till I am rich above the poor
Rule the world with fist and more
From tribal war to ordered law
My uniform will make me tall
A show of strength the weak will fall
Reduce the land to ash and bone
Stand like a man but have I grown

Well I’m a man of violence a man of pride
And I am gonna use aggression on my side
Gonna block with words and I’ll thrust with song
And I am gonna lash out if I see wrong

Oh men of violence men of pride
I am gonna use aggression on my side
Oh men of violence men of pride
Men of pride Men of pride pride pride pride yeah we’re fine
Track Name: Dig an Inch
A boy of seventeen and he got locked up for laughing
Cos his mother never told him he could be a sailor
So he got blown away by the winds of misfortune
And he landed in deep water with an arm full of sewage

And the crime of unfeelin’ struck again
Well it’s told and told and told how God loves a poor man
Listen to the broken hearts and say that we understand
But have you listened to the jabberings and abuse of the vagrants
Who stumble to be understood in a world that’s forgot them

And the crime of unfeelin’, the crime of not understanding struck again
And if we just dig an inch from the surface
If we just dig an inch from anyone
We’ll all feel bare

Pretty girl I knew once and she once had a family
She took on board a problem and her family well they lost her
Cos’ they didn’t know the difference between loving and duty
And while other people soiled her they washed their hands

And the crime of unfeelin’, the crime of not understanding struck again
And if we just dig an inch from the surface
If we just dig an inch from anyone
We’ll all feel bare

I could sit and talk to you like this for hours
And to you it might not make much sense
But usually the words unsaid are usually the most intense
So come on take a tip from a caged up bird
Compensate your prison by singing a verse

And maybe this crime of unfeeling
Yeah maybe this crime of not understanding
Yeah this crime of not sharing
Will go unfed, it will go unfed, go unfed, it will go unfed
And if we just dig an inch from the surface
If we just dig an inch from anyone
We’ll all feel bare
Dig an inch (repeat)
Track Name: Listen
Listen, listen, listen, just listen
Listenin’, Are you listenin’, are you listenin’ to yourselves
I look around the room at the faces
Of everyone looking and listening
Who cares about knowing
Who knows about history
Who’s gonna stand up and live for today

We’re tearing it all apart
And we’re loosing it at the start
We’re listening with one pair of ears
And one set of eyes

*There’ll be a time when the big talk will end
And the silence remaining will hold and then send
To the void of unhappiness that’s caught in our lives
Track Name: To Times
I keep my hands a busy for to keep the devil at bay
Ask my father for that busy hand I’ll tell you what he’ll say
Keep a workin’ for the money lad a workin through the day
My daughter here is worth a year of toiling at the hay

I’ve seen you grow and what I know I’ll love you till I die
I’ll work the land and by my hand I’ll earn the right to lie
Upon the bed when we are wed and this’ll be no lie
I vow to make you happy so your father can’t deny
Track Name: Without You
Do I have to fall in love with you
Can I stand upon my own without you
Am I breathing on my own
Don’t the notes make up the song
Do I write because I care
Are the words just here for you
For you, for you

Will you tell me what to wear for me and them
Will I have to dye my hair and then pretend
Can I do this by myself will I need your strength and help
Do you own my heart and mind
If you take me please be kind
Please be kind, oh be kind

So I sit here feeling small and helpless
Sitting waiting for your call with interest
Up till all hours writing wrongs
Plead with you to sing along
Do you really understand
My life is covered by your hands
Your hands, oh your hands

Do I have to fall in love with you
Do I have to fall in love with you
Shall I brave the day to day
Work it out another way
Keep my soul and still be true
Knowing who I am I’ll make it through without you
Without you (repeat)
Track Name: Both Our Hearts
Watch your fading eyes collapse
To sleep and dream of what is ours
A veil of silence meets your ears
Telling me how much we care
I feel the shiver of the night
I wear it’s cloak and I don’t think twice
Do you think I watch the stars
With no bruises without scars

I kiss your head, you slap my face
Didn’t think you’d be surprised
It’s not for another heart
That I leave you here tonight, ooh tonight

And I walk alone my soul feels raw
I made a move but was it right
Need the space to feel alive
But the feeling is now my wife
It’s now my wife, the feelin’ is now my wife now my wife

I broke both our hearts (X 4)

You curl around the last six months
Do you think I lied for pleasures sake
Did I throw our love at you
Walk away and laugh it through
No I did it for us both
We need to fly and taste the world
Did still waters make love true
I made a move but I feel like you
Feel like you, I feel like you, feel like you

I broke both our hearts (X 4)

Watch your fading eyes collapse
To sleep and dream of what is ours
A veil of silence meets your ears
Telling me how much we care
I feel the shiver of the night
I wear it’s cloak and I don’t think twice
Do you think I watch the stars
With no bruises without scars, without scars

I broke both our hearts (X 4)
Track Name: Fly
Loosening my chains resting my reigns
Here in my head I float off my bed
Troubles like a sack they nearly break my back
Free them as I try I still can’t fly, can’t fly

From this resting place always see the skies
Breathe to an empty space breath out so I won’t die
The cause of all this thought is all that I’ve been taught
Relax and then ask why I still can’t fly, can’t fly

Give me the wings and I will fly
Give me the space and I will try
Give me a break, give me a break, and I will fly
And if you give me love I will fly

Those magnificent men ( X 4 )

I know the world is crazed with external stimuli
Skin so easily grazed and hearts are broken wide
We act and be so brave when it’s easier to cry
Come on open what’s inside come on let’s fly
Let’s fly high, let’s fly high

Fly, fly, fly, fly, fly ( X 4 )

Those magnificent men in their flying machines in my head X2
Those magnificent men X4