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Strange Kind Of Life (2011)
10 Original Rock Vocal Tracks
Recorded at Alive Studios, Essex 2011.

Strange Kind Of Life is my first official rock vocal orientated album...

I wanted to create an album where every track was different capturing different shades of life itself, viewed from my own personal perspective.. with some humour thrown in! Ten original tracks all recorded at my own studio, Alive Studios in Essex between 2009/2010.

The album contains a wide mixture of styles featuring for the first time, Steve's vocal work at the centre. All guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, engineering, mixing and mastering was done by Steve. Strange Kind Of Life tells a story of love, humour, sadness, madeness and beyond. It is also my first full rock vocal orientated album release. I plan to release many more alongside my instrumental only releases!

Update : There are plans to remix and remaster this album not only with the original full colour artwork, but with new drums and guitars. Stay tuned for the news.


Click the track name to listen to a sample clip.

Track Listing:

01 - Strange Kind Of Life
02 - Falling Away
03 - Paradise
04 - Movin' Up
05 - Getting Our Groove On
06 - Make My Day
07 - Make The World Stop
08 - Crossfire
09 - Everythings Gone
10 - Sanity



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Lyrics & Useful album information





1 - Strange Kind Of Life

(spoken)This is for all the people out there that have tried to make it on their own
See I'm trying to talk to myself but it's making no sense
.. See if you can help me out

Some people don't need no one else to help them through
They think they'll make it on their own
Not me I'm happy, happy here with you
I've always known what to do

It's not a simple time, it's not a simple life
In fact it's kinda strange
Everything I've ever wanted has been with you
So let the party time begin

This is a strange kind of life we live
So many people yet no one to call our home
This is a strange kind of life we have
So many people yet no one to get along

(spoken)What do 'ya mean I'm crazy?

I saw a man on the street today
(well) He was asking for the way
He had no shoes on and he looked so out of touch
It's such a shame it has to be this way

It's not a simple time, it's not a simple life
In fact it's kinda strange
Everything I've ever wanted has been with you
So let the party time begin

This is a strange kind of life we live
So many people yet no one to call our home
This is a strange kind of life we have
So many people yet no one to get along

(break)
This is a strange kind of life we live
So many people yet no one to call our home
This is a strange kind of life we have
So many people yet no one to get along

So let the party time begin

This is a strange kind of life we live
So many people yet no one to call our home
This is a strange kind of life we have
So many people yet no one to get along

This is a strange kind of life we have
So let the party time begin




2 - Falling Away


My mind has kept me walking out the door
My thoughts are restless I can't take this no more
Times like these we know it's hard to win
Take my hand and start all over again

Did you ever stop
Can't you ever stop and see the sun turn red ?
I'm waiting here, waiting here,
Just to see the thoughts in your head.

This time is right now
This feels so right now
A new feeling
A new found healing
I never stopped believin'

We're falling away
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')
We're falling away
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')
Do you hear me now ?

Have you heard the news loves getting killed
In the name of religion we are being billed
I don't wanna' die
I just want out
If you're out there breathing
Gimme a shout
I'll take my chances for the storm I'm in
Strike the world 'cross the face
Take it on the chin

Do you ever stop
Can't you ever stop and see the lights turn red ?
I'm waiting here, just waiting here,
As the fire grows in your head.

This time is right now
This feels so right now
A new feeling
A new found healing
I never stopped believin'

We're falling away
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')
We're falling away
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')
Do you hear me now ?

This time is right now
This feels so right now
A new feeling
A new found healing
I never stopped believin'

We're falling away
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')
We're falling away
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')
Do you hear me now ?
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')
We're falling away
(A new feeling, A new found healing, I never stopped believin')

And if the sky turns black
There'll be no turning back
I'm on your side you see
We're blind through empty streets
(twice)

Theres nothing left to say - It's all been done today
Theres nothing left to say - It's all been done today
Theres nothing left to say



3 - Paradise

(Spoken)Can you step inside your wonder?

Come inside we've got everything you need
We're free from pain but never full of greed
The drugs we use are something special to behold
You'll die inside but you can never grow old

An appetite for change is waiting at the door
The pain it disappears but still you want more
He twists the knife inside the world of desire
It brings him closer to his funeral pyre

How much can you give me to make it all right ?
He'll kill his mind for all time it's so befitting
A rush of blood inside his head and he is under
Just one more fix so he can step inside his wonder

(chant)Ooo-Ooo....
Take a look at your future and name me a price
There's no need to be afraid when you're in paradise

A better feature gives him hope and more time
His mind is clear he wipes the scars behind his eyes
He played a role in keeping happiness alive
He walks away the surgeon smiles deep inside

How much did you give me to make it all right ?
It's an invisible crime that they're comitting
A rush of blood inside my head and I am under
The pain won't go away but only get stronger

(chant)Ooo-Ooo....
You took a look at your future and you named me a price
There's no need to be afraid when you're in paradise

Trust your eyes and be afraid
These are far from better days
The knife it spins a dark charade to make you better
Paradise can make you blind
It's out of reach and out of mind
But these are dark days my friend
Read the letters..
Read the letter.

(chant)Ooo-Ooo....
So take a look at your future and name me a price
There's no need to be afraid when you're in paradise

(chant)Ooo-Ooo....
So take a look at your future and name me a price
There's no need to be afraid when you're in paradise




4 - Movin' Up

(spoken)Move outta my way

I'm standing here looking at the world
Don't under estimate how time has turned
The futures bright but I can't stand still
My heart is beating to a different thrill
(say...)

Look at the world we're living in (Sucks us in)
Look at the time we have to do what we want
We can say what we feel (Nothing is real)
'Cause nothing ever is real (Don't look down look up)

I'm movin' up to a brighter day
I'm feelin' fine so move outta' my way
There's nothing left of the old me
The one I've found suits me better you see

Well it's a beautiful crime to admit it
To do nothing at all and live in it
You thought you never had time to get better
(But) Just remember to never say never
(say...)

Look at the world we're living in (Sucks us in)
Look at the time we have to do what we want
We can say what we feel (Nothing is real)
'Cause nothing ever is real (Don't look down look up)

I'm movin' up to a brighter day
I'm feelin' fine so move outta' my way
There's nothing left of the old me
The one I've found suits me better you see


...Don't look down look up

I'm movin' up to a brighter day
I'm feelin' fine so move outta' my way
There's nothing left of the old me
The one I've found suits me better you see
(Don't look down look up)

I'm movin' up to a brighter day
(This dream we've built up)
I'm feelin' fine so move outta' my way
(We just can't ever stop)
There's nothing left of the old me
(This dream we've built up)
The one I've found suits me better you see
(Don't look down look up)

I'm movin' up to a brighter day
(This dream we've built up)
I'm feelin' fine so move outta' my way
(We just can't ever stop)
There's nothing left of the old me
(This dream we've built up)
The one I've found suits me better you see
(We just can't ever stop)
(ever stop..ever stop..ever stop..)



5 - Getting Our Groove On


(spoken)One,two,three,four... Go!
(hey, hey, hey..)

Don't worry about a thing it's just a temporary phase
Don't burn your ship too soon before the storm in a rage
It's all in your mind and your body when your soul can't stand the pain
Just keep yourself from losing control and losing everything that you've gained

I feel the fire in my head grow
I feel my senses open real slow
I haven't felt this in so long
We're just gettin' our groove on

(hey, hey, hey..)
We're just 'a gettin' our groove on
We're just 'a gettin' our groove on

Too many people have told us not to go insane when we dance
But the music takes over and over and it never ever gives us a chance

Can you feel the fire in your head grow ?
..And your senses open real slow
I haven't felt this in so long
We're just gettin' our groove on


(hey, hey, hey..)
We're just 'a gettin' our groove on
We're just 'a gettin' our groove on
Yeah!

Can you feel the fire in your head grow ?
..And your senses open real slow
I haven't felt this in so long
We're just gettin' our groove on


Can you feel the fire in your head grow ?
(We're just 'a gettin' our groove on)
..And your senses open real slow
I haven't felt this in so long
(We're just gettin' our groove on)
We're just 'a gettin' our groove on
(We're just 'a gettin' our groove on)
We're just gettin' our groove on
(We're just 'a gettin' our groove on)
I haven't felt this in so long

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
(We're just 'a gettin' our groove on)




6 - Make My Day

(Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo)
(Ahh..Ahh..Ahh..Ahh..Ahhh..)

I see your picture on the wall everyday
She always takes my breath clean away
If only I could call her on the phone and say..
'Hello Pretty Cutey!'(whistles)

I saw you on the T.V. just the other night
Seein' you move and shake is such a delight
I don't know who it is that makes your clothes but..
They sure are lucky
(spoken)I should be so lucky

I want you to make my day and talk to me
I want you to make my day and walk with me
I just want you to know that I'm here
Every day, every week, every month
..and every year..

(spoken)But she ain't got a bloody clue

Too many people get hung up on you
It's only a matter of time before I get through to you
Why won't you let me see what's on your mind
(I'm) goin' crazy and my lifes a grind!

I want you to make my day and talk to me
I want you to make my day and walk with me
I just want you to know that I'm here
Every day, every week, every month
..and every year..

All the other guys had let you down
You'd be the queen in my castle in a golden gown
It's not the way it's supposed to be
(But) how good would it be to be near you
(to) Touch you, feel you, tell you that I need you every day..

Every way - You gotta believe me
In my head and my body, I'm blowin' a fuse for you.
(spoken)Theres nothin' more I can do
(spoken)She 'aint gotta clue

I want you to make my day and talk to me
I want you to make my day and walk with me
I just want you to know that I'm here
Every day, every week, every month
..and every year..

I want you to make my day and talk to me
(Just talk to me)
I want you to make my day and walk with me
(Take a walk with me)
I just want you to know that I'm here
Every day, every week, every month
..and every year..

Take a walk with me, talk with me
Tell me what you like, what you don't like
(Just talk to me)

Take a walk with me, talk with me
Tell me what you like, what you don't like
(Take a walk with me)

Take a walk with me, talk with me
Tell me what you like, what you don't like

Take a walk with me, talk with me
Tell me what you like, what you don't like

(phone rings)Chikaaa!


7 - Make The World Stop

This lifes a pretty done deal
My hands are working here still
Too late to give it a break
My mind just wanders all over the place

Tick tock goes the beating of the clock hand
Sweat drips as I make my new plan
I can take anything from a clue
My ideas never meant much to you

But as I fall from power
A little piece of my heart turns sour
I never fell from grace
And I never gave up on the human race

I hope you know I had a beautiful day
I thought you didn't like me it doesnt matter anyway
Take anything you want
Make the world stop now as I wanna get off

T.V. and a new set of wheels
A plane ticket and a pair of high heels
We laughed you cried I had a chance
To visit London, New York and France

These dreams weren't made of anything new
It's what this lifes for living things true
I just wanna get away
From the useless feeling of losing my way

But as you fall from power
I'll stop your heart from goin' sour
We'll never fall from grace
And we'll never give up on the human race

I hope you know we had a beautiful day
You thought you did'nt like me it doesnt matter anyway
You took anything you want
I'll make the world stop - So you can get off

I hope you know we had a beautiful day
You thought you did'nt like me it doesnt matter anyway
You took anything you want
I'll make the world stop - So you can get off

Hey!

I'll make the world stop - So you can get off
Can you feel somebody now
Can you feel somebody now
Can you feel somebody now
Can you feel somebody now

I hope you know it's a beautiful day
You think you don't like me it doesnt matter anyway
Take anything you want
I can make the world stop - So you can get off
I can make the world stop - So you can get off
I can make the world stop


8 - Crossfire

He's got a chance to be a big star
He's got his chance to tear it all apart
Another movie on the silver screen
A fallen picture in a far away dream

They said..
Don't you think that it's time for a change
Get yourself some new clothes try to act your age
A lot of people dont care about your music
Or your attitude and how you plan to use it
I say...
La La Laa...

I'm always caught up in the crossfire
No matter what they do I'm tryin' for a ceasefire
I wrote this song so you could all know
Sometimes you don't make it big thats just the way it goes
I say...
La La Laa...

Well you can come to see my sell-out show
Packin' out the stadiums - Leavin' on a high note
Truth be told I never wanted all this
Just to play my guitar and keep out of this business

They say..
Don't you think that it's time for you to change
Get into your new clothes get out there on the stage
A lot of people seem to care about your music
So keep your attitude and spend some time usin' it
I say...
La La Laa...

I'm always caught up in the crossfire
No matter what they do I'm tryin' for a ceasefire
I wrote this song so you could all know
Sometimes you don't make it big thats just the way it goes
I say...
La La Laa...
(they say)

You think this life could'nt get more physical
But sometimes it gets to be so ridiculous
Ever think about runnin' for Government
Well I would bring back Capital punishment

Stand up and take a bow for everythin' thats goin' well
Shut up and sit down for the times when it's gone to hell
Everybody said you can't make a livin'
At doin' what you love, well this is just the beginning...
(I said..)

I'm always caught up in the crossfire
No matter what they do I'm tryin' for a ceasefire
I wrote this song so you could all know
Sometimes you don't make it big thats just the way it goes
I say...
La La Laa...
(Tell me - They Say)
La La Laa...

I'm always caught up in the crossfire (La La Laa...)
No matter what they do I'm tryin' for a ceasefire
I wrote this song so you could all know
Sometimes you don't make it big thats just the way it goes

I say...
La La Laa...

(Break - just acoustic)

Ho-Hoooo..
La La Laa...
What 'cha say, What 'cha say..
La La Laa...
La La Laa... (To Fade)


9 - Everythings Gone

You think so hard back to the past
The memories fade they just can't last
The moments form a distant haze
Infatuations like a maze

Take the time to find your way
Walk the streets both night and day
Never mind the hand you've played
It always ends up bein' a game

It's a brand new page
It's a brand new start
My open book is your open heart
'Think you'll mind if I step back
One.. more.. time..

Remember me I'm from your past
The days just ran from us so fast
We used to be so close now
Everything's gone
If you need me here I'm here to stay
You said the days would fall away
We can be so close but still
Everything's gone

A broken future comes right back
To give you promises you lack
A gift from time you never knew
It's all so much and yet so few

Never look back with your doubt
The past can always help you out
The moving pictures make you smile
(Year after year, mile after mile..)

It's a brand new page
It's a brand new start
My open book is your open heart
'Think you'll mind if I step back
One.. more.. time..

Remember me I'm from your past
The days just ran from us so fast
We used to be so close now
Everything's gone
If you need me here I'm here to stay
You said the days would fall away
We can be so close but still
Everything's gone

I'm falling back to you (echoes)
There's nothing left to do
I'm falling back to you
There's nothing left to do
I'm falling back to you
There's nothing left to do
I'm falling back to you
There's nothing left to do

Everything has gone..

Remember me I'm from your past
The days just ran from us so fast
We used to be so close now
Everything's gone
If you need me here I'm here to stay
You said the days would fall away
We can be so close but still
Everything's gone

I'm falling back to you (echoes)
There's nothing left to do
I'm falling back to you
There's nothing left to do
I'm falling back to you
There's nothing left to do
I'm falling back to you
There's nothing left to do

Everything's gone..
Everything's gone..

10- Sanity


When you step inside your mind can you ever see the way out ?
When you played inside your dreams did you ever want to get out ?
We have a beautiful mind if you open up and see inside
We have travelled far away but always woken in the same life

The body's restless and I know - It wants to live the whole show
Hear it open up the door - I always want to look some more
I'm so scared of all the truth - Now it's time to see the proof
My head has always been unsure - But now my mind becomes the cure

I'm used to bein' in control of my life and my sanity
But now im searchin' for the one thing missing and its out of reach
I'll never give up, I'll never give up on my sanity
Won't you help me, help get back my sanity
Ooooo Believe me (Believe me)

From reality the universe unfolds in your head
I time to think about your future and the things that we've all said
A twisted mind it lies you'll never know which way to turn
You'll never know how good it is until you open up the door and learn

The body's restless and I know - It wants to live the whole show
Hear it open up the door - I always want to look some more
I'm so scared of all the truth - Now it's time to see the proof
My head has always been unsure - But now my mind becomes the cure

I'm used to bein' in control of my life and my sanity
But now im searchin' for the one thing missing and its out of reach
I'll never give up, I'll never give up on my sanity
Won't you help me, help get back my sanity
Ooooo Believe me

It's not the path I want to choose
And if I play I'll never lose
We lose our grip on what is real
It's what we touch, and what we feel..

I'm used to bein' in control of my life and my sanity
But now im searchin' for the one thing missing and its out of reach

I'm used to bein' in control of my life and my sanity
But now im searchin' for the one thing missing and its out of reach
I'll never give up, I'll never give up on my sanity
Won't you help me, help get back my sanity
Ooooo Believe me


We lose our grip on what is real
It's what we touch, and what we feel..

Who-Ooo-ooo....

Won't you help me keep my sanity?
Won't you help me keep my sanity?


I'm used to bein' in control of my life and my sanity
But now im searchin' for the one thing missing and its out of reach
I'll never give up, I'll never give up on my sanity
Won't you help me, help get back my sanity

(Who-Ooo-ooo....)
Ooooo Believe me
Ooooo Believe me
Ooooo Believe me
(help me keep my sanity)



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