Tearjerker

by steve larkman

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"With 'Tearjerker' Steve Larkmans' writing is simultaneously complex and simple. If comparisons are to be made, try Paul Kelly and Boo Hewerdine; the former for the rhythmic essence of his lines, the latter for the simple humanity of his subjects" - Michael Ornadet, LOGO Magazine

"Hi Steve, just to let you know , I've just had an hour on the terrace with a couple of cold ones, listening to 'Tearjerker' ! . . Awesome, love it, and always have - Regards Al" 💖💕💖


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released September 23, 2003

Written & Produced at Davenport Studio

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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: 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, 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 ‘bout a thin white dove,
I’m making a claim for love.

Cos I, I’m gonna be your man. Yes I, wanna 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

Ha na na I’m gonna be your man, Cos I wanna be your man,
Yes I, I wanna be your man, I wanna be your man,
Yes, I be your man, Yeah I, I’m gonna be your man, I’m gonna be your man.
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,
(I saw her flying yesterday)
She can take you down like you’re an ordinary guy.

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

Once upon a time in a pretty place, (I saw it shining yesterday)
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,
In the end we laugh away the tears.

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.
Track Name: Have You Ever Been Blue
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BLUE
Have you ever been weak, have you ever been strong,
Have you ever been right, have you ever done wrong,
Have you ever been blue, well you know I have too
When I didn’t love you
Whatever I do, whatever I say
Tomorrow or another day,
I know that it’s true, I’ll always be blue
If not for you.
Was it love you left behind, all those years ago?
Did you really change your mind?
Did you really wanna let go, oh
Wherever I go, wherever I stay,
I’ll never let love get outta my way,
I know that it’s true I would ever be blue
If not for you.
Whatever I'd do, I’d always be blue
But times have changed.
Have you ever been blue, well you know I have too
When I didn’t love you.
Yeah
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
You don’t wanna be. Black and blue. You don’t wanna be. Black and blue.
You don’t wanna be. Black and blue. You don’t wanna be. Black and blue.
Track Name: Eloise
ELOISE
Well I saw you strutting out there turning all the heads girl
And all the time I knew the head you wanted was mine.
And it made me feel good
Why don’t you come and get me baby like you know you could?

Please please Eloise, we can go dancing on a summer breeze
I’ll book our tickets on a one way ride, we’ll set the city alight
Eloise Eloise I got the heat down here to stop your freeze
Please please Eloise don’t tease, my motors’ running just right

Well I noticed that you noticed that I’m walking on this earth now
Why should we waste all the time we got together at all.
Why should we throw it away?
Yeah every time I get to see ya, babe you ain’t got nothing to say

Please please Eloise, I’ll take you dancing on a summer breeze
I’ll book our tickets on a one way ride, we’ll set the city alight
Eloise Eloise I got the heat down here to stop your freeze
Please please Eloise don’t tease, my motors’ running just right
Yeah, my motors’ running just right
Huh, my motors’ running just right
Track Name: Diamonds
DIAMONDS
There once was a poor boy, from a poor family
And he never learned the things he could.
His daddy never wanted a son, his mama never had any fun, it's no good.
Well he was such a poor boy, and he didn't know better,
never tried to find the things he should.
On and on, on and on, it's no good.
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.
Daddy never wanted a son, mama never had any fun, it's no good.
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: Blue for You
BLUE FOR YOU
Broken heart listening to the radio
Pain in the chest everywhere she goes
And every time she tries to tell him goodbye,
He takes her in his arms and says “I’d rather die”
And then all her joy, all her pain
Coming up around now to hurt her again.
Into the night, on through the day,
She can’t forget the words that her lover would say

He’d say “call me your baby I will call you my love
I’ll tell you all the things I’ve been dreaming of
And then hug me and kiss me just like lovers oughtta do
Baby if you ever leave me I’ll be blue for you.”

Married in a church with the flowers in her hands
Looking up with hazy eyes to say “I do” to her man
When they’ve done this, it’s sealed with a kiss.
She can’t think of anything she’s gonna miss
‘Cos he made her an offer she couldn’t refuse
No more sorrow for a hatful of blues.
So when they get home, when they’re alone,
He just wanna to hear those words she sighs

She sighs “call me your baby I will call you my love
Now tell me all the things you’ve been dreaming of
And I’ll hug you and kiss you just like lovers always do
Baby if you ever leave me I’ll be blue for you.”

When the time came for them to partT
They didn’t feel good no they didn’t feel smart.
They didn’t feel as though they’d learned something new,
They couldn’t see what good trying again was gonna do

Just two broken hearts listen to the radio
Pains in the chest everywhere they go
But next time they fall, next time they try
There ‘aint gonna be any long goodbye

It’s just “so long now baby, yeah goodbye my love,
We had all the things we’d been dreaming of
And we held each other tightly, just like lovers always do
Baby the party’s over, I am blue for you.”
Track Name: Everybody Wants To Be A Star
EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A STAR
Living in a country where my friends are far away,
dying in a ditch in a burned out car.
Are you losing your wife to a man with a milllion hearts?
Everybody wants to be a star.
Running automatic guns on the borderline of an American town,
killing black and white boys in an African bar.
Does your brother really care what it is he's fighting for?
Everybody wants to be a star.
Everybody wants to go and live a rich man's life with a poor man's soul.
Everybody wants the microphone, to sing some rock and roll.
If you're losing your life to a face on the steps of an Irish church
or you're giving up blood but you don't know why you are.
It doesn't really matter what it is you're fighting for.
'Cos everybody wants to be a star.

We gotta get outta this country,we're gonna dance out to the sea.
We gotta get outta this country, my baby and me, yea,
we gotta get outta this country, we're gonna shoot up to the sky.
We're never ever ever gonna be shot down, never ever ever gonna say goodbye
Everybody lives and everybody loves and everyone dies.
From the American West to the edge of the Japanese coast.
Does it ever really matter what it is you're fighting for anymore?
Everybody wants to be a star ...... Everybody wants to be a star.
And like the sun that's what we really are. Everybody wants to be,
Everyone, (including me), Everybody wants to be a star.
Track Name: Park Avenue
PARK AVENUE
You saw me in the street tonight standing there and crying in the rain
Ever since you went and closed the door on me I knew I’d never be the same
And now I dream I see you on the stairs
Dream I see you smiling at me too
I think I’m going crazy, my baby’s gonna live on Park Avenue
Oh now baby, oh yeah baby oh my baby’s gonna live, baby’s gonna live
Ah baby, now baby, oh my baby’s gonna live
All the dreams that passed away so fast are equal now to nothing in our head
And all the love we had together’s turned to waiting for the end to come instead
And now I know that I can take the blame ‘cos nothing bad was ever down to you
Oh I think I’m going crazy, ’cos baby’s gonna live on Park Avenue
Ah now baby, yeah now baby, oh my baby’s gonna live, baby’s gonna live
My baby, na na na baby oh my baby’s gonna live on Park Avenue
La da da da La da da da da da
I saw you on the street tonight standing there and crying in the rain
Ever since he went and closed the door on you I knew you’d never be the same
'cos now I know you’ll see him on the stairs, dream you see him smiling at you too
Well, I know I, n..know I, n..know I, I’m going crazy
My baby’s gonna live on Park Avenue
Oh yeah baby, oh na baby, oh my baby’s gonna live, baby’s gonna live
Oh baby, ssh nn nn baby, oh my baby’s gonna to live, baby’s gonna live
My baby, sha na na baby, oh my baby’s gonna live on Park Avenue.
Sha na na baby.
Track Name: Day of the Golden King
DAY OF THE GOLDEN KING
There’s guys who can kill, just like in the movies
Girls who can flip like a doll on a string
Mothers and fathers, winners and losers, beautiful birds that can fly but not sing
And in tenements, subways on radio stations, pop music’s playing loud in my ears.
Who are the ones with the power to hurt us, who are the ones with the power to fear?

Out in the distance we see a light shining, reflecting the sun on a river of change
Thundering skies and whispering voices, how can you help us be happy again?
Will you make us more pop music, TV’s and cars, tell us that Elvis sleeps in your arms
Say you’re the ones with the power to change things
Say you’re the ones with the powers to heal?
Still in tenements, subways on radio stations, pop music’s playing loud in my ears
We are the ones with the voices to sing, in time for the coming of our Golden King

There’s guys who can kill just like in the movies
Girls who think they hold this world on a string
Sisters and brothers, winners and losers, beautiful birds that can cry but not sing
In precincts and stabilised underground houses, pop music’s playing loud in my ears
Who are the ones with desire to hurt us, who are the ones with the power to fear?

When the stars in the bright sky all flicker and fade
And the fish in the sea begin breathing in air
How will you work then to show us you love us,
what would you do then to prove that you care.
Would you make us more pop music, TV’s and cars, tell us that Elvis sleeps in your arms
Say you’re the ones with the power to change things
Say you’re the ones with the powers to heal?

In tenements, subways on radio stations, pop music’s playing loud in my ears
We are the ones with the voices to sing, in time for the coming of our Golden King
Track Name: Broken
BROKEN
My golden dreams have flown away and left me broken on the shore
My golden dreams have blown away and now I’m broken like before
If you change your mind I’ll be waiting
If you take your time I’ll be scared
‘Cos I don’t wanna hurt anymore

There’s only love, did someone say, can leave you broken on the shore
And memories of yesterday are left unspoken like before
It’s a lonesome game that we’re playing
And despite my fame, I’ll be scared
‘Cos I don’t wanna hurt anymore

Under the waterfront you’d like to meet your lover
Out on the waterfront you’d like to see my lover

These golden dreams have flown away and left me broken on the shore
I’ve found the words to make you stay, but you’re not listening anymore
If you read my mind well I’m a stayer
And the things you’ll find make you scared
‘Cos I don’t wanna hurt anymore.
Track Name: Tearjerker
TEARJERKER
Some say love is a losing game, some say love is a lie
But everybody knows it’s a dangerous thing
Laying out your heart on the line
It’s a tearjerker baby, such a tearjerker baby

algunas dicen amor son un juego perdidosa que
algunas dicen amor son una mentira
pera todos la sabe es una cosa peligrosa que
presenta a su corazon en la linea
It’s a tearjerker baby, such a tearjerker baby
Where this world's gonna take ya', it's a tearjerker baby.

Should have known better with a girl like you
That I would love everything you do.
But if you’re gonna leave me, leave me, fade away....

You say love is a losing game and you say love is a lie
But everybody knows it’s a dangerous thing.
Laying out your heart on the line
It’s a tearjerker baby, such a tearjerker baby,
It’s a tearjerker baby, such a tearjerker baby

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