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The Big Express, XTC
The Big Express
XTC
Release type: Album
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Release date:

1984

 
Duration: 53:25  
Size, Mb: 73,57  
Bitrate:

192

 
Price for album: ˆ1.12 (discount 20%)  

 
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Title / Artist     Duration Bitrate Size (Mb) Price Download
1
Wake Up
XTC
Lyrics 04:40 192 6,40 ˆ0.10
2
All You Pretty Girls
XTC
Lyrics
Do something for me, boys
If I should die at sea, boys
Write a little note, boys
Set it off afloat, saying

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Village and city girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Quiet or witty girls by the quayside
Bless you, bless you, all of you pretty girls
Watching and waiting by the sea

I think about your pale arms waving
When I see the caps upon the green
And the rocking roller-coaster ocean
Think about you every night when I'm fathoms asleep
And in my dreams
We are rocking in a similar motion

I think about the salt sea rolling
Down in pearly tears upon your cheeks
Just like the day the harbour pulled away
I think about your warm white sheets unfolding
The more I have to drink
The more that I can think to say
03:39 192 5,03 ˆ0.10
3
Shake You Donkey Up
XTC
Lyrics
Here he come again
Dress in all that skin
Like he was still human being

Look at he long ears
And he big brown eyes
And with them truth he is seeing

Isn't it a shame you kicked that girl?
Isn't it a shame she kicked you back, jackass

She really shake you donkey up
She really make you donkey up
She really shake you donkey up, quite a packet!
She really shake you donkey up
She really make you donkey up
She really shake you donkey up, quite a packet!

How she carry you
Over thick and thin ice
You still dug you spurs in
Now you forced to walk
Laden down with shame
It's not just you back that's hurting

Isn't it a shame you kicked that girl?
Isn't it a shame she kicked you back? Jackass!

She really shake you donkey up
She really make you donkey up
She really shake you donkey up, quite a packet!
She really shake you donkey up
She really make you donkey up
She really shake you donkey up, quite a packet

Now children saddle him for riding
Pick a fight with love and she will
Tan your hide in

She really shake you donkey up
She really shake you donkey up

Yee-ha!
Shake you donkey!
(repeat ad nauseum)
04:18 192 5,93 ˆ0.10
4
Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her
XTC
Lyrics 03:51 192 5,27 ˆ0.10
5
This World Over
XTC
Lyrics
Ah well, that's this world over
Ah well, next one begins

Will you smile like any mother
As you bathe your brand new twins?
Will you sing about the missiles
As you dry odd numbered limbs?

Ah well, that's this world over
Ah well, next one begins
Ah well, that's this world over
You sadly grin

Will you tell them about that far off and mythical land
About their leader with the famous face?
Will you tell them that the reason nothing ever grows
In the garden anymore
Because he wanted to win the craziest race
That's this world over

Will you smile like any father
With your children on a Sunday hike?
When you get to a sea of rubble
And they ask ``What was London like?''

You tell them, ``Ah well, that's the world over''

Will you tell them about that far off and mythical land
And how a child to the virgin came?
Will you tell them that the reason why we murdered
Everything upon the surface of the world
So we can stand right up and say we did it in his name?

That's this world over
Or so it seems
That's this world over
The end of dreams

That's this world over, over, over and out.
05:36 192 7,70 ˆ0.10
6
The Everyday Story Of Smalltown
XTC
Lyrics
Smalltown, snoring under blankets
Woken by the clank
It's just the milkman's dawn round
Smalltown, hiding undercovers
The lodgers and the lovers
Are asleep 'round Smalltown

Shiney grey black snake of bikes
He slithers
Bearing up the men and boys
To work
We're standing in poplar lines
Making alarm clocks that'll wake our wives up
Don't ask us, we haven't the time
We're racing the hooter that'll signal life's up

Smalltown, crouching in the valley
Woken by the sally army
Sunday marchround
Smalltown, coughing in the toilet
Who on earth would spoil it
Would they pull down Smalltown?

If it's all the same to you
Mrs Progress
Think I'll drink my Oxo up
And get away
It's not that you're repulsive to see
In your brand new catalogue nylon nightie
You're too fast for little old me
Next you'll be telling me it's 1990

I have lived here for a thousand years or maybe more
And I've sheltered all the children who have fought the wars
And as payment they make love in me
In squeaky beds
In bicycle sheds
Inside of their heads
As singles and weds
As Tories and Reds
And that's how I'm fed
And that's how I'm fed

Smalltown, snoring under blankets
Woken by the clank
It's just the milkman's dawn round
Smalltown, hiding undercovers
The lodgers and the lovers
Are asleep 'round Smalltown

Smalltown, crouching in the valley
Woken by the sally army
Sunday marchround
Smalltown, coughing in the toilet
Now who on earth would spoil it
Will you pull down Smalltown

Smalltown
Smalltown
03:52 192 5,33 ˆ0.10
7
I Bought Myself A Liarbird
XTC
Lyrics
I bought myself a liarbird
He came with free drinks just to blur
The lies falling out like rain
On an average English summer's afternoon

I bought myself a new notebook
Sharpened my guitar and went to look
If this biz was just as bongo as the liarbird made out

All he would say
Is “I can make you famous”
All he would say
All he would say
“Just like a household name” is
All he would say

Methinks world is for you
Made of what you believe
If it's false or if it's true
You can read it in your bible
Or on the back of this record sleeve

I bought myself a liarbird
Things got more and more absurd
It changed to a cuckoo
And expanded filling up with all I gave

I bought myself a big mistake
He grew too greedy, bough will break
And then we will find that liarbirds
Are really flightless on their own

All he would say
Is “I can make you famous”
All he would say
All he would say
“Just like a household name” is
All he would say

Methinks world is for you
There's no handing it back
If it's false or it's true
You can read it in your prayer book
Or on the side of a cornflake pack

I gave away a liarbird
A couple less drinks and now I've heard
The truth shining out like sun
On an average English winter's afternoon
02:48 192 3,87 ˆ0.10
8
Reign Of Blows
XTC
Lyrics
Reign of blows
Reign of blows
Reign of blows cascading down upon your shoulders
Far too many men dressed up as soldiers
The lamb is brought to the ground
Under the weight of the Crown
A crown of thorns and dark deeds
The swastika and the hammer and symbol
Are sickles that reap only weeds

Reign of blows
Reign of blows
Reign of blows precedes a storm of revolution
People have no place in their solution
So torture raises its head
Decked out in blue, white, and red
And iron maidens will slam
And by the half light of burning republics
Joe Stalin looks just like Uncle Sam

Reign of blows
Reign of blows
Reign of blows has washed away the corpse of Abel,
Cain is now the king in every Babel
I just don't care who you are
When death draws up in his car
And talks in terrorist tones
Remember violence is only a vote for the
Black Queen to take back the throne

Reign of blows
03:28 192 4,74 ˆ0.10
9
You're The Wish You Are I Had
XTC
Lyrics 03:16 192 4,50 ˆ0.10
10
I Remember The Sun
XTC
Lyrics
Jimmy:
Thousands of people way down below
Wandering to and fro
Tireless people, no time to lose
crowding the avenues and parks
on their marks
racing fast; quite a cast.

millions of people, pick any two
they could be just like
you and me, used to be
way back when, strangers, then --

I turned the corner,
and there you stood.
Your smile like home to me,
your heart familiar.

No use pretending, not that I could.
I turned the corner when I met you.

I turned the corner,
stopped on a dime.
Like I remembered someone
long forgotten.
No mere flirtation, no marking time.
I turned the corner when I met you.
When I met you.

Was our encounter planned.
Destiny's guiding hand?
Fortune or fate, it's grand,
the way you make me feel.

Jimmy & Millie:
(Jimmy):
All of the past erased
glorious future faced.
Now that my life you've graced
I'll never be the same.

I turned the corner,
feet on the ground,
my spirit soared as you appeared
before me.
I wasn't looking
look what I found
I turned the corner when I met you.

(millie):
All of the past erased
glorious future faced.
Now my life will
never be the same.
I turned the corner
feet on the ground.

My spirit soared as you appeared before me.
I didn't look...
What I found!

Milly, Jimmy, Mr. Graydon & Miss Dorothy:
(Millie):
I turned the corner.
For I'm falling in love with
someone,
someone,
I'm falling in love with someone,
head awhirl.

(Jimmy):
I turned the corner
when I met you.
For I am falling in love
with some one girl.
I am falling so in love,
a feeling I have never felt.
Pulse is leaping madly.

(Mr. Graydon):
Falling in love
with someone,
some girl.

A feeling I
have never felt.
Pule is leaping madly.

(Miss Dorothy):
Someone,
some one girl.

head awhirl.

(All together):
Yes, I'm falling in love with someone,
plain to see,
I'm sure I could love someone madly...

Ching Ho:
I love you Miss Dorothy.

Milly, Jimmy, Mr. Graydon, & Miss Dorothy:
If someone would only love me!
03:09 192 4,34 ˆ0.10
11
Train Running Low On Soul Coal
XTC
Lyrics
Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no
They shouldn't do that

Me train running low on dream steam
They pull me whistle too hard me bound to scream
And they shouldn't do that no no no
They shouldn't do that

Think I'm going south for the winter
Think I'm going mad in this hinterland
Between young and old
I'm a thirty year old puppy doing what I'm told
And I'm told there's no more coal
For the older engines
Me train running low on soul coal

Think I'm going south for the winter
Think I'm going west and my sprinter's speed
Is reduced to a crawl
My rails went straight, but straight into the wall
It's the wall on which they dash the older engines

And all my servants are leaving
Imagination gone packing
Can't find the wound from where I'm bleeding
He's just a nut and he's cracking

Hammer goes down
Brakes all scream
Me and a couple of empty carriages
Slide down hill still
Next stop bad dreamsville

Think I'm going south for the winter
Me train running low on soul coal.
05:17 192 7,28 ˆ0.10
12
Red Brick Dream
XTC
Lyrics
I've become
Impossible
Holding on to when
When everything seemed to matter more
The two of us (all used)
All used and beaten up
Watching fate
As it flows
Down the path
We have chose

You and me
We're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow

You and me
If the world should break in two
Until the very end of me
Until the very end of you

Awake to the sound
As they peel apart the skin
They pick and they pull
Trying to get their fingers in

Well they've got to kill what we found
Well they've got to hate what they fear
Well they've got to make it go away
Well they've got to make it disappear

The farther I fall I'm beside you
As lost as I get I will find you
The deeper the wound I'm inside you
For ever and ever i am a part of

You and me
We're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow

You and me
If the world should break in two
Until the very end of me
Until the very end of you

All that we were is gone we have to hold
All that we were is gone we have to hold
When all our hope is gone we have to hold
All that we were is gone but we can hold on

You and me
We're in this together now
None of them can stop us now
We will make it through somehow

You and me
Even after everything
You're the queen and I'm the king
Nothing else means anything
02:02 192 2,81 ˆ0.10
13
Wash Away
XTC
Lyrics
Mother's in the kitchen steaming up the window panes
Smell of boiling cabbage comes up from an open drain
But no amount of scrubbing could ever shift a gravy stain

Wash away wash away washerette
Wash away wash away every dirty stain you get

Streets lay deserted
No one feels exerted
Sat on their couches
With loose change in their pouches
They couldn't spend it if they tried

In comes Mr Softee
Dressed up like an ice cream cone
Ringing for his supper
Heading for a stately home
But a thousand Yorkshire puddings
Couldn't make his business boom

See how they wander
To kill time in droves they squander
Money in centres
That feed on the mind, oh bother
It just gets you down

Wash away wash away washerette
Business as usual at the uptown launderette

Wash away wash away the dirt
Wash it
Washaway the dirt
03:01 192 4,15 ˆ0.10
14
Blue Overall
XTC
Lyrics
Blue overall
Overall the rooftops blue birds fly apart
Blue overall
Overall the bones that cage this stupid heart

Got blues drawing crosses on my front door
Blues a'bringing buckets 'round the back
Blues trying to push me from me white fence
And tar me a darker bluey black

For all this time
I really thought you loved me
For all this time
You only rubber gloved me

Blue overall
Overall my anvil gives no further sparks
Blue overall
Overall my fears swim hammer headed sharks

Got blues drinking beer out in the kitchen
Blue dog is barking to be fed
Got blues spilling wine upon me heartrug
They're holding a party in my head

For all this time
I really thought you loved me
For all this time
You merely went and shoved me

I tried to lose myself in labour
The more I push the mirth
I'm giving birth to a baby's turning

Blue overall
Feeling blue overall
All over I'm turning blue
04:31 192 6,22 ˆ0.10