The Start of the End of the World

by steve larkman

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The 2nd album.

'TSOTEOTW is a rock album with echoes of Chris Rea and the marvellous Nick Lowe throughout. Tasteful layered keys and rock solid guitar support his straightforward vocal style. 'Tokyo Rodeo' puts you in mind of Kim Wilde circa Kids in America'.

Keith Ames - 'Musician' Magazine


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released November 3, 2004

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: When I hit on my Guitar
WHEN I HIT ON MY GUITAR
I’m a million miles outside of town
Looking up as the rain comes down
Thinking the world is a beautiful place
As the water’s running down my face.
But every time I try to hide
I can feel the truth right here inside
I know babe no matter what I say
All this loving won’t fade away.

When I hit on my guitar
The Chord gets ringing like a burning star
Hang on baby come on now
I got to have your love somehow
When I hit on my guitar
The Chord gets ringing like a burning star
Come along baby come along now
I got to have your love somehow

Every day is a day too long
When it’s spent away from you.
If you’d only come and cry my name out loud
Then I’d know you want me too

When I hit on my guitar
The Chord gets ringing like a burning star
Come on baby hit it out now
Hit on the chord like I showed you how
Come on baby come along now
I go to working if you show me how
And when I hit on my guitar
My sweet baby is what you are
When I hit on my guitar
The Chord gets ringing like a burning star
When I hit on my guitar
My sweet lover is what you are
Track Name: Tokyo Rodeo
TOKYO RODEO
Come on my woman from Tokyo
Anybody can make mistakes about anything, especially with love
Oh a woman from Tokyo
Anybody can make mistakes about anything, especially with love
But I can’t help but feeling I’m getting old

What you gonna do when you find you’re crying
What you gonna do when your walls come tumbling down
How about us? What you gonna do when there’s no more trying
What you gonna do when your walls come tumbling down
Yea how about us? How about us?

Come on my woman from Tokyo
Anybody can make mistakes about anything, especially with love
Och a woman from Tokyo
Anybody can make mistakes about anything, especially with love
But I can’t help but feeling I’m getting old

What you gonna do when you find you’re crying
What you gonna do when your walls come tumbling down
How about us? What you gonna do when you find he’s lying
What you gonna do when your walls come tumbling down
Yea how about us? How about us?

Come on my woman from Tokyo
Anybody can make mistakes about anything, especially with love
Oh a woman from Tokyo
Anybody can make mistakes about anything, especially with love
Come on my woman from Tokyo
Anybody can make mistakes about anything, especially with love
Oh a woman from Tokyo
Track Name: Desert Rose
DESERT ROSE
Oh desert rose I’ll make you strong yea been alone for much too long and if it takes a stranger to make you smile
Then I’ll cross the sand for a thousand miles.

Oh Desert Rose I’ve travelled far just to see the signs of who you are and if I
Lose my senses in the burning sun I still won’t regret all the things I’ve done for you.

Desert Rose it’s not enough please be alive to my burning love and if it
Takes a stranger to make you smile then I’ll cross the sand for a million miles.

Desert Rose I’ll make you stronger, been alone for much too long and if it
Takes a stranger to make you smile then I’ll cross the sand for a million miles.
A million miles.
Desert Rose Desert Rose Desert Rose Desert Rose Desert Rose Desert Rose
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 crashing of the waves or the burning of your sun
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.

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: Everybody's Fine
EVERYBODY’S FINE
He said "everybody’s fine" she said "everybody’s fine"
And they said "everybody’s fine how about you"?
Yes he said "everybody’s fine" and she said "everybody’s fine"
And though it takes some little time, how about you?

Shine a light oh shiny soldier shine a light soldier. (Shine a light)
Shine a light oh you shiny soldier shine a light soldier. (Shine a light)
Shine a light oh shiny soldier shine a light soldier.

Now that everybody’s fine. I know that everybody’s fine
Now that everybody’s fine. So am I

I am the one and only tell me you love me only
Say you’ll be mine and everybody’s fine.

Shine a light oh shiny soldier shine a light soldier. (Shine a light)
Shine a light oh you shiny soldier shine a light soldier. (Shine a light)
Shine a light oh shiny soldier shine a light soldier. Shine a light soldier

Now that everybody’s fine. (Yes and we hope you feel the same)
I know that everybody’s fine and I’m not gonna change my mind. So am I.

I’m told that everybody’s fine. (Yes and we hope you feel the same)
Everybody’s fine. (Yes and we hope you feel the same)
Now that everybody’s fine. So am I.

I am the one and only tell me you love me only
Say you’ll be mine and everybody’s fine.
Track Name: River In The Night
RIVER IN THE NIGHT
My, my, my baby what a way to go, as he
sang, sang, sang on a river in the night.
My, my, my baby what a way to go, sang, sang, sang on a river in the night.
Sang, sang, sang on a river in the night, river in the night.

I’m a gonna make it, never gonna fake it, everybody searching for the river in the night.
Keep your body going, ooh keep on rowing, everybody dreaming of the river in the night.

In my madness, dreaming sadness, oh blue water run by.

If I got a rocket, sitting in my pocket, I’d rather have a ticket for the river in the night.
Take it to the limit, even if you swim it, you really gotta travel on the river in the night.

There’s emotion, like an ocean, cool and clear and never to run dry, run dry.

My, my, my baby what a way to go,
as he sang, sang, sang on a river in the night.
My, my, my baby what a way to go, sang, sang, sang on a river in the night.
River in the night.

I’m a gonna make it, oh don’t wanna break it, everybody searching for the river in the night.
Keep your body going, ooh keep on rowing, everybody dreaming of the river in the night.

Oh blue water run by, run by, the Streets of London take me to you.

My, my, my baby what a way to go,
as he sang, sang, sang on a river in the night.
My, my, my baby what a way to go, sang, sang, sang on a river in the night.
Sang, sang, sang on a river in the night.
Track Name: Under The Moon
UNDER THE MOON
I’ll never understand why you let me down
When you keyed in love with your feet on the ground uh huh
But that’s up to you.
And the day grew old with a true true lie
With you and me and the blue blue sky uh huh

I try and try and try to do
All the beautiful things that you want me to you say
I’ve never known there’s a million shining waterfalls
But I should know I’ve seen them all before. Just like you.

And the world shines so bright under the moon. (Under the Moon)

Little Joe says he’s a real gone guy
Takes beautiful rides across the sky ah hah
He passes by without a sound and says "that’ll cost you a thousand pounds"
What do I do, what do I say, everybody I love is going away oh oh
What do I do and what do I say everybody I love is going away oh oh

And the light shines so bright under the moon.

Whatever I do. Whatever I say. Whatever I do. Whatever I say.
Whatever I do whatever I say I’ll try to make it home some day oh oh
Whatever I do whatever I say everybody I love is going away oh oh

I’ve been a slave for far to long.
I’ve been a slave for far to long.
I’ve been misled for far to long.
Track Name: If She Tells Me Today
IF SHE TELLS ME TODAY
He doesn’t really know you baby
He doesn’t really know you at all.
Cannot really know you baby, cannot really show you at all.

It’s a never-ending story to get you in my dreams
In the words of other lovers I’ve cut to other scenes
I wake up in the morning and slave into the night
I couldn’t help but stay I couldn’t help but try
I heard her talking to her lover and she talking to the crowd
I was watching from the window and I heard her voice aloud
And the words they ran together and they really caused me pain
And I never will recover if she tells me today

He doesn’t really know you baby
He doesn’t really know you at all.
Cannot really know you baby, cannot really show you at all.

There’s a never-ending circle and it spins your heart around
It takes you when you’re flying and it cuts you when you’re down
I woke up in the morning and stormed into the night
She wanted to be faithful she wanted to be right
And I watched her go to work and I watched go to bed
And I loved the things she showed me
And I loved the things she said
But the love we had together couldn’t fight against the fame
And I never will recover if she tells me today
If she tells me today.
Track Name: Don't Listen To The Rain
DON’T LISTEN TO THE RAIN
Don’t listen to the rain, don’t listen to the falling inside
Don’t listen to the rain, don’t listen to the pouring inside

For every tear that falls, there’s a smile, a smile, so let it out.
For every blackened sky, there’s a sun, shining sun, so let it shine.

Don’t listen to the rain, don’t listen to the pouring inside
Don’t listen to the rain, don’t listen to the falling inside
And if you ever feel the pain don’t listen to the pouring inside
Try to make it home again

For every night that falls and we close our eyes
There’s a sunrise. So let it rise
And every day that dawns has a hope for everyone
There’s a hope for everyone so let it shine

Don’t listen to the rain, don’t listen to the falling inside
Don’t listen to that rain, don’t listen to the pouring inside
And you won’t ever cry again if you don’t listen to the pouring inside
Don’t listen to the pouring inside.
Don’t listen to the rain
Don’t listen to the rain
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: Explain My Heart
EXPLAIN MY HEART
I wanna give you everything but I haven’t got the gift
I know I promised you everything
But I don’t know where to hide anymore, anymore.
Don’t know where to hide. I promised you everything
I want to give you everything. I’m gonna give you everything

And explain my heart. And explain my heart. And explain my heart.
And explain my heart. And explain my heart. And explain my heart.
And explain my heart.

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