Lyrics

Soundman

Well excuse me please
You’re standing in my way
I don’t care who you are
I don’t care what you say
They call me the soundman and I’m having a real bad day

Well hey you over there
Turn that damn thing down
Ain’t you been told before
You don’t need it that damn loud
Hey, I’m the soundman and I’ll pull your plugs right out

But don’t you know, don’t you know
That I’ve got control over you
But don’t you know, don’t you know
That I’ll pull the plug on you

Flick that switch, turn that down
Well set it on number two
That sounds alright to me
Don’t care what you normally do

‘Cause I’m the soundman and I know a damn sight more than you
Because I’m the soundman and I know a god damn more than you

But don’t you know, don’t you know
That I control over you
But don’t you know, don’t you know
That I’ll pull the plug on you

But don’t you know, don’t you know
That I got control over you
Don’t you know, don’t you know
I’ll pull the plug on you
Yes I will

© Aynsley Lister

Sugar Low

Well I can’t
Seem to get a hold
Sweet taste to fix
My sugar low

No it won’t
Leave me alone
Gets my temper frayed
Ain’t pretty, no

Don’t add up
I should be 20 stone
I should be diabetic
I keep getting told

Don’t talk to me
Don’t tell me no
To your detriment
I’m reaching overload

Well it don’t take much
When I can’t get enough
I wish you all the luck
One thing you gonna need when I lose control
From that sugar low
From that sugar low
From that sugar low

Well it don’t take much
When I can’t get enough
I wish you all the luck
One thing you gonna need when I lose control
From that sugar low
From that sugar low
From that sugar low

© Aynsley Lister

Purple Rain

I never meant to cause you any trouble
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to see you laughing
And I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
And I only want to see you
Bathe in the purple rain

I don’t ever wanna be your weekend lover
See I only want to be some kind of friend (hey)
Baby, I could never steal you from another
You know it’s such a shame our friendship has to end
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Underneath the purple rain

Yeah honey, I know the times are changing
You know it’s time we reach out for something new
Oh you say you want a leader
But you can’t seem to make up your mind
I think I’m gonna guide you through the purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Oh yeah
I only wanna see you laughing, oh yeah
In the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain

© Prince

Quiet Boy

Instrumental.

© Aynsley Lister

Early Morning Dew

There’s a man with a squeegee in his hand
Washing away the dirt of yesterday’s life
As I make my way through the morning rush
Of suits trying to make their 8:45

Breezy wind blows but the sun is coming out
Shining on the window of a courier van
Driver loading but no one lets him by
Standing with a parcel in his hand

Am I the only one, am I the only one
I ain’t running anywhere
Makes me smile, every once in a while
To take in the morning air
In the early morning dew, early morning dew

The cool air hits me like a shot of caffeine
As I sit and order my first of the day
It ain’t long before I got company
Don’t need no conversation anyway

Am I the only one, am I the only one
I ain’t running anywhere
Makes me smile, every once in a while
To take in the morning air
In the early morning dew, early morning dew

Am I the only one, am I the only one
I ain’t running anywhere
Makes me smile, every once in a while
To take in the morning air
In the early morning dew, early morning dew
Oh the early morning dew, early morning dew

© Aynsley Lister

What's It All About

I wake up, put on my clothes
Contemplate the daily load
Draw the curtains, make my bed
Search for a pill for my aching head, once again

Walk the streets with nowhere to go
Is my vocation what I think I know
Ask myself questions, that I can’t resolve
Try to walk the line, don’t wanna fall right off

What’s it all about
What’s it all about
What’s it all about, anyway

Try to fit, to whatever mould
We all need something to behold
Try for perfect, give it all
Maybe the answer ain’t perfect at all

What’s it all about
What’s it all about
What’s it all about, anyway

What’s it all about
What’s it all about
What’s it all about, anyway

© Aynsley Lister

Hurricane

I don’t claim I’m uncomplicated
And I know every once in a while
That I lose my way
Sometimes the things you do to try to change it
But the pieces of the puzzle are lying in disarray
When nothing else figures
And I’m standing out in the rain
Oh the thought of you in my mind
Tells me that I’ll be ok

You’re sunlight in my hurricane
Sunlight in my hurricane, oh sunlight

Everybody knows the best thing for you
Paint their own picture into the storyline
When you tried it that way
But the sky, it ain’t turning blue
A glimmer of light is enough to make it alright
Like the silver lining, there’s some things
You’d never change
With you shining so bright you can burn
All my darkness away

You’re sunlight in my hurricane
Sunlight, sunlight in my hurricane
Sunlight in my hurricane

What will be, will be whatever
Your ray of light it will show me the way
Through my hurricane

© Aynsley Lister

Hero

The sun was shining but you cast a cloud
It started raining, you didn’t hang around
You spend my money, not a cent of your own
You give me the bill, for your ticket home
Yeah

Oh you wanna be my hero but you let me down
You’re telling me it’s the way to go
I followed you, down that nowhere road

We talked about it, into the night
When it all goes wrong, I’m the one who’s gotta make it right
Oh you wanna be my hero but you let me down
Yeah you let me down, yeah
Oh yeah

Hey it all seemed rosy, right from the start
It’s all gone wrong yeah
You are tearing me apart
Yeah

You spend my money, not a cent of your own
You give me the bill, for your ticket home
Yes you do, yeah
Oh you wanna be my hero but you let me down
Oh yeah
You wanna be my hero but you let me down
Let me down yeah

© Aynsley Lister

With Me Tonight

Well the touch of your hand I can feel on my skin
The heat from your breath as you close on in
Raise the hairs on my neck send a chill up my spine
As you move with your body in rhythm to mine

In my mind I can feel it
So real when I close my eyes
And the fire that burns for you
Inside me only you can ignite

All that I need is to hold you in my arms tonight
But you’re so far away
All I can do is think about you
To pass my time away
To pass my time away
Because I need you here with me, I need you here with me tonight

In my arms here you lay
In the morning glow
Your face shining in the sun stealing through the window
So I kiss your lips as you open your eyes
Before you hold me so tight as you whisper goodbye

In my mind I can feel it
So real when I close my eyes
And the fire that burns for you
Inside me only you can ignite

All that I need is to hold you in my arms tonight
But you’re so far away
All I can do is think about you
To pass my time away
To pass my time away
Oh, oh
Because I need you here with me, I need you here with me tonight

With me tonight
Oh yeah

Lying awake on my own the adrenaline flows through my veins with the blood that refuses to slow
And so I can’t sleep as insanity creeps up on me before I know

All that I need is to hold you in my arms tonight
But you’re so far away
All I can do is think about you
To pass my time away
To pass my time away
Oh, oh
Because I need you here with me, I need you here with me tonight

© Aynsley Lister

Crosstown Traffic

You stand in front of my car, you know all the time that
Ninety miles an hour, baby, is the speed I drive
You tell me it’s alright, you don’t mind a little pain
You say you just want me to take you for a drive

Crosstown traffic, so hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic, I don’t need to run over you
Crosstown traffic, all you do is slow me down

I’m not the only soul accused of hit and run
Tire tracks all across your back, baby, I can see you’ve had your fun.
Darling, can’t you see my signals turn from green to red
I can see a traffic jam way up ahead

Crosstown traffic, so hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic, I don’t need to run over you
Crosstown traffic, all you do is slow me down

Crosstown traffic
Crosstown traffic

© Jimi Hendrix

In The Morning

I’ve been out all night dancing with my two left feet
With you at the party where you were looking so divine
But I drank myself stupid and I can’t stand up
Leaning on you baby as we’re waiting in the taxi line

All that I need is to lay my head
Because it’s thumping and I need my bed
But it’s alright in the morning
Alright in the morning
Alright in the morning
Yeah
When you know I’ll make it up to you

I’ve been out all night driving and I’m heading home
Listening to the sounds that are coming out my stereo
All I need to get me through
Is the heat on full
Outside is ten degrees below

It’s 3am I’m still a mile away
Sometimes I’m starting to hallucinate
I start to question the reason why
Being at the wheel all damn night

But it’s alright in the morning
Alright in the morning
Alright in the morning
Yeah
When you know I’ll make it up to you
To you

It’s alright in the morning
Alright in the morning
Alright in the morning
In the morning yeah, yeah
In the morning yeah, yeah
In the morning yeah, yeah
When you know I’ll make it up to you

© Aynsley Lister

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Tower Sessions

Release Date : June 1, 2010
Catalog ref. : HATMAN2025
Format : CD

AYNSLEY LISTER – Guitar and Vocals
MIDUS GUERREIRO – Bass
DAN HEALEY – Keyboards
SIMON SMALL – Drums