Acoustic Takes

by steve larkman

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Acoustic album created in 2006 to accompany an acoustic mini-tour

©℗AMP/Forever Records 2006


'Steve's chilled out nature of performance is a joy to watch'

David Smith, Freelance Music Journalist.

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released March 3, 2006

Thanks to Darren Bunting for arranging the tour.

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steve larkman UK

Growing up Steve was struck by the power and strength of music. He played the school guitar and drums and jammed away attempting to write songs.

Since then he's worked with Howard Gray (U2), Simon Townshend (The Who) and Mick Ronson (David Bowie).

Now Steve's releasing his own music with AWAL. On 8/2/19 the single 'Frenchy's Trip'
was released
to be followed by 'Shall We Dance' on 5/4/2019
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Track Name: Remember
REMEMBER
She’s a pretty face but she’s not the one.
Such a pretty face but she’s not so gorgeous as my son.
She’s across the world, she’s across the sky,
She can take you down like you’re an ordinary guy.

But we can dance and we can sing, We can do anything
In the end, we laugh away the tears.

Once upon a time in a pretty place
There will come a time to see the wonder on your face,

Then we can dance, and we can sing
And we can do almost anything
Will we then remember all these years?

So can you wait ‘til the wind is blowing back to my arms again.
Will you wait ‘til the wind is blowing?
Back to my arms, back to these arms again.

She says I’m a pretty face, but I’m not the one
Such a pretty face, but I’m not so gorgeous as my son

Whenever we’re in trouble we can dance
We can sing, we can do almost anything,
Will we then remember all these years?

Can you wait ‘til the wind is blowing back to my arms again.
Can you wait ‘til the wind is blowing?
Back to my arms, back to these arms again.
Track Name: The Start of the End of the World
THE START OF THE END OF THE WORLD
I thought I was strong,
I thought I was strong distrusting you.
Yes I thought I was strong. But I was wrong

I knew I couldn't go on,
I couldn't go on distrusting you.
But I get on, I know I must carry on
It's the start of the end of the world
It's the start of the end of the world

But if I thought I was wrong
If I thought I was wrong distrusting you,
I couldn't go on but I must carry on

Cos like the heat of the sun,
It kept me warm just loving you.
And I couldn't go on if I thought I was wrong.
Would be the start of the end of the world

The start of the end of the world
Track Name: Diamonds
DIAMONDS
There once was a poor boy, from a poor family
Looking for a thing called love
Sailed away, he sailed away looking for love

He was such a poor boy, and he didn't know better,
Never tried to find the things he should
He sailed away, sailed away looking for love

He liked to fly sometimes, far away into the night.
On and on and on and on and on
His endless flight into the light

Oh he was such a poor boy, from a poor family
Never tried to find the things he could.
He sailed away, sailed away looking for love

He sits there all alone, checking photographs.
He sits there all alone, re- checking photographs.
And everytime it gets to calling up your number
He chickens out inside, he doesn't take that ride

We like to fly sometimes, far away into the night.
On and on and on and on and on.
This endless flight into the light of all of those Diamonds

Each and every one of those Diamonds,
shining on and on into the night.
And though his mama never wanted a son
And his daddy never had any fun, he's alright.
Track Name: Who Killed John Lennon
WHO KILLED JOHN LENNON
I said the sparrow with my little bow and arrow
It was I, it was easy as pie
I said the bat cos I knew what I was at
and I'll be down on your ground in a while
Who killed John Lennon

I said the bull I was strong and I could pull
and I could not let sleeping dogs lie
I said the chap with his little road map
and I'll be out very soon if I try
To kill John Lennon
To kill John Lennon

I said the sun as he shone on everyone
And he moved like a star across the sky
I said the clown with his face on upside down
ha ha ha, ha ha ha, it was I
Who killed John Lennon
Who killed John Lennon

I said the tree I was tall and I could see
It was I, it was I, it was me
I said the flower 'cos I knew I had the power
in my quest to be free
I said the pope but I always live in hope
for the people in the streets
Who killed John Lennon

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la la la la la la la
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Who killed John Lennon
Who killed John Lennon
Who killed John Lennon
Track Name: Saved by Rain
SAVED BY RAIN
Don't say you want us to be free
It's alright you say that stuff to me
I can't be all the time so near
It's understood, i never ever would

Everytime I go away
I think that time has shaded on the moon and stars
Jupitars, it's the world across the ocean
Camelot has sailed away never to be there tomorrow
Everyone in every storm I forgot be saved by rain

Don't say I'll never let you be
It's alright you say that stuff to me
I can't be all the time so clear
It's understood I never ever would
And if we're gonna make tomorrow

Where can I see the sun?
Shining time is shaded on the moon and stars,
Jupitars, it's the world accross the oceon
The government has sailed away never to be there tomorrow
Everyone in every storm I forgot be saved by rain

Each time I'm with her I become an Indian giver
Yes sir no sir I'm not the man
Who crosses oceans just to see you

I don't wanna be the one
Who takes you from the fold you came from
Every time, every rhyme, it's the song we sing together
You don't wanna be the one
Who pulls the pin from out the plastic
Everyone in every storm
We're the ones who are saved by rain
Track Name: This Bitter World
THIS BITTER WORLD
Every day’s another haul, try to see above my wall
Will you be away forever and ever?
Try to find the songs to sing I made a mess of everything

Without love in this bitter world you can take me away
Without you my love in this bitter world they can take me away

Every song on the radio reminds my heart I love you so
Will you be away forever and ever?
I'm sorry that I made you cry don't you know I would rather die

Without you in my bitter world they could take me away
Without you in this bitter world they can take me away

I'll find a plane maybe fly on out of here, take the train baby roll
Stay on the elevator rise on out of here
Try to leave the bitter world behind

Just like two birds in the sky if we could rise up very high
We'd fly away from the bitter world.
Fly away from this bitter world.
Fly away.
Track Name: The Taste of Your Kiss
THE TASTE OF YOUR KISS
It’s not the shine of the rubies that I saw on your skin
It’s not the glowing or the knowing that you come from within
It’s not your flashing eyes that I’m gonna miss no no nothing like this.
It’s not the way that the clouds rush away from your crown
It’s not the swirling and the twirling of the dress that we found
I don’t care for the colours of the pictures you diss
It ain’t nothing like this. It’s the taste of your kiss

It’s not the knowing that you’re mine or the forgetting you’re gone
It’s not the way that you mothered oh I fathered your son
It’s not the playing in the park or the looking in schools
It’s the time of the year. It’s the taste of your kiss. (Taste of your kiss)

It’s not the shine of the rubies that I saw on your skin
It’s not the glowing or the knowing that you come from within
It’s not your flashing eyes that I’m gonna miss no no nothing like this.
It’s the taste of your kiss
Track Name: Black and Blue
BLACK AND BLUE
Is there something I should know
Is there something I should try to do,
Is there something I should know to get next to you?
Is there something I could say or something I could do today,
Is it such a long long way to get close to you
Cos I wanna be close to you

If there’s something you can’t show like if you’re feeling black and blue.
You’ve only got to let me know and I’ll be next to you

You don’t wanna be black and blue so let me get close to you
You don’t wanna be black and blue

If I could get to where you are I’d be swinging on a star
‘Cos you’re the real thing and I’m a fool for you now.

I got something on my mind
There’s a message you should listen to
It’s not hard for me to say. I love you.

You don’t wanna be black and blue let me get close to you
You don’t wanna be black and blue ah let me get close to you
You don’t wanna be. Black and blue.
Track Name: Chasing Rainbows
CHASING RAINBOWS
Everyday I see you walking down the street and I
What am I to do?
Everyday I see your dress is blowing sweetly in the breeze
What am I to say?

I can’t stop chasing rainbows I can’t stop chasing rainbows
I can’t stop chasing rainbows in the sun

Everyday I see you walking down the street and I
What am I to do?
Everyday I see your dresses blowing sweetly in the breeze
What am I to say?

I can’t stop chasing rainbows I can’t stop chasing rainbows
I can’t stop chasing rainbows in the sun

I can’t stop chasing rainbows (no matter how I try)
I can’t stop chasing rainbows (no matter how I try)
I can’t stop chasing rainbows in the sun,
in the sun, in the sun, in the sun.
Track Name: Thin White Dove
THIN WHITE DOVE
I got my baby and she’s way outta sight
And she calls me Stacy in the middle of the night
So super lady make me feel so fine,
She told Mr. Jones she was mine, mine, mine

Yeah I’m gonna be your man. I wanna be your man
And when my baby dances in the street
She’s got sixteen rivers she’s got flying feet
No I’m not talking about a thin white dove,

I’m making a claim for love.
Cos I, I’m gonna be your man. Yes I’m gonna be your man,

When my baby dances in the street she’s got a sunset smile
And when she’s looking good enough to eat she’s got a sunset smile
When my baby dances in the street she’s got a sunset smile
She’s got a sunset smile

I got my baby and she’s way outta sight
And she calls me Stacy in the middle of the night
No I’m not talking ‘bout a thin white dove
I’m making my claim for love
I’m gonna be your man. 'Cos I wanna be your man,
Yes I, I wanna be your man, I wanna be your man,
I’m gonna be your man.

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