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Stephen Cummings: Good Humour
Stand Up (Love Is The Greatest)

Cummings/Goodge

Love is the greatest...love is the greatest...
Love is the greatest...love is the greatest...

Love is the greatest of all the laws
It gives strength to my cause
And I was as high as the heavens above
I was floating on your love
Well the stars will shine tonight
Yes the world is a delight
Though life throws shadows and lines
Through dark and cold, love still shines

Stand up, turn it around
It will be sweeter in the coming down
Stand up, turn it around
It will be sweeter in the coming down

If it don't add up or make any sense
Then put it down to experience
Crossed a river running fast and wide
You were still close at my side
In a room of lights yours is the brightest day
Your laughter and joy brightens up my day
Love will keep you safe from harm
When your lover says, here baby take my arm
I Call This Living

Cummings/Dean Richards/Talbot

Do people lose heart or just get tired?
Tired of brushing their hair
Brushing their teeth, wiping their arse
I try, I succeed, I smile, I fail, I carry on
A lo of things happened
And some things they just went wrong
I call this living...do you call it living?
Forgiving...forgetting...

Sick or well I'm adaptable
I do the job the best that I can
So when you say you're sick of
The whinging doubts of modern man
My eyes might roll
My fingers drum on your table top
We have so many choices
So much information it never stops
I call this living...do you call it living?
Forgiving...forgetting...

I made up one of those lists
I stuck it on your refrigerator
I recall watching 'blow up' in some hotel room in New York
There was a girl, a photographer
Some bad business
I had hoped for a happier ending for us
I call this living....do you call it living?
Forgiving...forgetting...
Ribbons of Darkness

Cummings/Shane O'Mara/Talbot

How many times have we failed to define
What we had when we had it and left it behind
A river of sadness, a first impression
Gentle insistent rain falls and freshens
Watched the steam rise from my coffee
This summer I saw the possibilities
Mystery and illusion
And understanding of history
An acceptance of my anxiety

Ribbons of darkness, rivers of light
Wish upon a star tonight

Always looking for what wasn't there
Head in the clouds hands in the air
I had a dream, I dreamt I was in flight
In a car on the coast, driving through the night

Ribbons of darkness, rivers of light
Wish upon a star tonight

The rain was easing
The car clung to the highway
Your hands on the wheel dance and play
Lightning and thunder kept on speaking
Seemed a little closer to what I was seeking

Ribbons of darkness, rivers of light
Wish upon a star tonight
Hell (You've Put Me Through)

Cummings/Goodge

Why don't you tell me that you love me
Or show me your desire
Your lies are fuel to the fire that is burning down below
I will never know how you let our love go
Started something...can't you see
Sure have made a fool of me...and

Hell...you've put me in
Hell...thrown my love away
Hell...when you put me under your spell...in hell

You spend my love like loose change
In the city rush hour
You pose riddles and devour...
Love is not here anymore
I wish that I were you...I envy
Everything that you do
Started something...can't you see
Sure have made a fool of me...and

Hell...you've put me in
Hell...thrown my love away
Hell...when you put me under your spell...in hell
Blue Hour

Cummings/Chris Abrahams

My luck has turned
Everything lost has come back to me
And all the creatures of the night
Have slunk off somewhat reluctantly
Sometimes it gets a little lonely
And my mood might turn a little sour
Before night becomes light
That's the blue hour

I borrow things
Then I forget to give them back
Only thing I know for sure
The street of love is a cul-de-sac

Sometimes it gets a little lonely
And my mood might turn a little sour
Before night becomes light
That's the blue hour

The city never blacks out
Car horns and sirens subside in the distance
The angel of forgetfulness wore 
A blue polka dot dress
And I saw a way out of my mess
The angel of forgetfulness

Sometimes it gets a little lonely
And my mood might turn a little sour
Before night becomes light
That's the blue hour
Two or Three Things I Know About Her

Cummings/Shane O'Mara

When you're not going to get an even break
You have to accept you won't get that break
There's no mistake...
We are born and we suffer...
And there's just
Two or three things I know about her

Slammed the phone down
There was nothing left to say
Went swimming in the hot sea baths
The very next day
Of course I contradict myself I don't know
What you mean to infer...
And there's just
Two or three things I know about her

This information that passes
Between you and me
My frustration mixed up with
A curious neurotic energy
When I was younger, believe me
I was quite the raconteur...
Now there is just
Two or three things I know about her

I was watching the sea from the balcony
Of a friend's flat in Bondi
Green swells and a big old bank of
Breathless clouds in the sky
Her eyes, her lips, her secret sounds
God, even her coiffure
And that's just
Two or three things I know about her
Don't Look For Trouble

Cummings/Shane O'Mara/Talbot

Pretty soon I did learn
From observation
From experience
Watching days disappear
Watching hours stretched out flat
Oh but I don't wanna talk about that
At the end of the longest day
Do you remember this?
Do you remember that?
The more I know the less I understand
Fumbling in your coat pocket for your hand

  Don't go looking for trouble
  Trouble might come looking for you
  Just keep your eyes fixed right in front of you
  Don't go looking for trouble
  Trouble might come looking for you
  Just keep your eyes fixed right in front of you
  Right in front of you

I still have the strength
But I hadn't made up my mind
Maybe it was just an act
Sometimes there isn't anything else
You might find
When the last guests left
I went to bed 
Surprised by the strangeness that lay up ahead
Now is the time when nobody knows
Nothing is too surprising
Whichever way it goes

  Don't go looking for trouble
  Trouble might come looking for you
  Just keep your eyes fixed right in front of you
  Don't go looking for trouble
  Trouble might come looking for you
  Just keep your eyes fixed right in front of you

Downcast eyes staring up at me with some expectancy
Baby, you must understand 
I'm not the good humour man
Good humour man
Good humour man

At the end of the longest day
Do you remember this?
Do you remember that?
The more I know the less I understand
Fumbling in your coat pocket for your hand

  Don't go looking for trouble
  Trouble might come looking for you
  Just keep your eyes fixed right in front of you
  Don't go looking for trouble
  Trouble might come looking for you
  Just keep your eyes fixed right in front of you
All Is Well

Cummings/Dean Richards

There's a TV set in my lounge
Now and then I stare at it's screen
There's no need to intervene and
Sometimes it seems there's no end in sight
But I manage to sleep all right

All is well...no evils to repel
No need to stop the carousel...all is well

Nothing's intolerable when there's a blue sky
Haven't come to grips with LA Law yet
Is it too late to try?
I took my son to see Harrison Ford
We both shouted hooray when he saved the day

All is well...no evils to repel
No need to stop the carousel...all is well

You're conspicuous by your absence
I really miss you
But you know that, of course you do
When in doubt don't
Some things are beyond all reckoning
Turn up my collar, tighten my belt
Rejoin the living
And then the light fell full across your face
Oh well...in that case

All is well...no evils to repel
No need to stop the carousel...all is well
Family Affair

S. Stewart - original version by Sly and the Family Stone

One child grows up to be
Somebody who just loves to learn
Another child grows up to be
Somebody you'd love to burn
Ma loves the both of them...see it's in the blood
Both kids are good yeah
Blood's thicker than mud
It's a family affair...it's a family affair

Newly weds a year ago
Still just checking each other out
Nobody wants to glow
Nobody wants to be left out
Can't leave cause your heart is there
Can't stay cause ya been somewhere else
Can't cry, cause ya all brokedown
But ya crying anyway cause ya all broke down
It's a family affair...it's a family affair
It's a family affair...it's a family affair
Forever And A Day

Cummings/Dean Richards

This is more or less my life as I see it tonight
That sadness in your smile
I could never quite get it right
We choose to forget
All the dreadful things we've done
You say that you love me
Why say that to someone?
Forever and a day...okay so just walk away
Forever and a day...trip me up with word play

Me and my big mouth walking
On a street not far from here
That distance in your eyes
I could never quite make it disappear
Before my morning coffee
You slip into my head like a photostat
You are my weakness...am I your weakness?
How can ya explain that?
Forever and a day...okay so just walk away
Forever and a day...trip me up with word play
Heart For Heart

Cummings/Shane O'Mara

Well she's coming tonight
With a look as soft as a kiss
The only rose in the garden to come to my notice
I might feign indifference
As she whispers in my ear
Think it's not worth the trouble
I put myself through this year

  Heart for heart
  Get it right from the start
  Things just fall apart
  Heart for heart

Now nothing is forbidden
Except bad manners and such
And you'll forgive me won't you
If I tremble at your touch
It seems that actions ricochet
Like stray bullets from a gun
I tend to look over my shoulder
If I think I'm having too much fun

  Heart for heart
  Get it right from the start
  Things just fall apart
  Heart for heart

I recognise it in my time with you
I was solitary, that I'd withdrew
I was using gestures more than words
I was out the window
I was with the birds

  Heart for heart
  Get it right from the start
  Things just fall apart
  Heart for heart
Some Place Where The Heart Is Nourished

Cummings/Shane O'Mara

Women walk to and fro...
Speaking of the fall of Romeo
Say goodbye to that lecherous fellow
He's over there leaning on that shadow
We tuck away our emotions...
Say it's a comforting thought
Do whatever you must do...
Just don't get caught
Say goodbye to that very mortal saint
Talking nonsense across a drizzling landscape

Someplace where the heart is nourished...

He who sits silent and sly
Will do nothing as his life slides by
Say goodbye to that grand conspirator
He says, see that line
Beyond that I refuse to stir

Someplace where the heart is nourished...

Well I think that I've helped you all that I can
And I'm not being fresh
When I say I don't understand
Say goodbye, slip over the edge into sleep
Let's call it a day, whatever, it'll keep

Someplace where the heart is nourished...
I Promise Not To Come

Cummings/Talbot - CD release only

Some people have got money
They've got love and god and good wine
Some people they say life
Is just a blank cheque waiting to be signed
But I'll promise not to come
I promise not to come...inside your mind

Well hey I'm nothing special
I have no particular axe to grind
But if our bodies are our temples
Then let's consecrate them
To having a real good time
And I promise not to come
I promise not to come...inside your mind
So here I sit stranded
You're the best girl that I have ever found
So let's make love like it's going outta style
While this whole world is going down
And I promise not to come...inside your mind
If I Could Tell You

Cummings - CD release only

Well the winds will howl and the rain must fall
In the twilight hours I will heed your call
Must be reasons why I flung back the door
Driver stop the bus
I want no part of this anymore
Well it's easy for you to say 'I told you so'
First things first, time only knows
Three dreams on three consecutive nights
Family ghosts gather beneath street lights

If I could tell you...

In sickness, in health and in transit
I tried to ignore sadness with wit
Spent golden hours arranging pretty flowers
But you get little pleasure from such easily found treasure

If I could tell you...

Concerned at my condition
But no patience to try
Lightning and thunder rumbling in the sky
Thinking of you and me and the laws of probability
Any reconciliation is never easy

If I could tell you...
Life Through The Looking Glass

Cummings - CD release only

So many doubts so close to home
I took sorrow for my very own
But better days are coming desperation is passing
Two paths cross to a love everlasting
Life...life through the looking glass

What's that sound that sets me humming
It's the key in the front door
And my baby running
My coolness did melt as before you I knelt
Eyes and lips burning
Step lightly at love's returning
Life...life through the looking glass

Restoring the rhythms
A life constricts or expands without vices or
Crises that will never make demands
But I couldn't make it work
Wrapped myself up in mists
With strength and skill
And a dumb will to persist

Life...life through the looking glass

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