There Is Something About Endings – Chilly Dogz

The latest Chilly Dogz video is a republican poem written by Harry Rers just in time for the Jubilee celebrations.

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT ENDINGS

I’M SLIGHTLY STONED

LISTENING TO THE ALABAMA THREE

I GET TO THINKING

DO WE REALLY NEED THE QUEEN?

DO WE REALLY NEED

THAT WHOLE ROYALTY SCENE?

CAN ANYBODY TELL ME

WHAT THEY’VE EVER DONE FOR ME?

THEY USE MY TAXES

TO MAINTAIN THEIR LUXURY

I WILL NEITHER BOW DOWN

NOR WILL I TIP MY OLD WOOLY HAT

I DON’T LEAD AND I DON’T FOLLOW

HEIRARCHY MEANS NOTHING TO ME

LET’S GO WALKING SIDE BY SIDE

TURN THEIR PALACES TO MUSEUMS

TAKE BACK ALL OUR COMMON LAND

MAKE DUCHYS INTO PEOPLES FARMS

NEVER PLACE DYNASTIC FAMILIES

AT THE HEAD OF ANYTHING AGAIN

NO MORE GHASTLY ACCIDENTS OF BIRTH

LEERING AS THEY POCKET OUR CASH

GRINNING AS THEY SLIP ON THE CROWN

THERE IS MORE THAN A WHIFF OF SCANDAL

ABOUT INHERITED POSITIONS OF POWER

BRING ON THE END OF ALL MONARCHY

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT ENDINGS

THE DELICIOUS FINALITY THAT COMES

WITH DRAWING LINES IN SAND

FORWARD TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC

Copyright: Harry Rogers, February 2012

Life On The Mezzanine – new Chilly Dogz Song

LIFE ON THE MEZZANINE

ON THE ROAD FROM HOPEFUL

TO COULD HAVE BEEN

HE PLAYED LOTS OF STAGES

FEW HAD EVER SEEN

TRIED HARD TO WORK OUT WHAT

DOES IT ALL MEAN

NOW THAT HE IS STUCK HERE

ON THE MEZZANINE

 

WAITING, WAITING, WAITING

FOR THE LIFT THAT NEVER COMES

WAITING, WAITING, WAITING

FOR THAT LIFT THAT NEVER COMES

 

IT’S A HARD LIFE

ON THE MEZZANINE

HARD LIFE

ON THE MEZZANINE

 

HE’S JUST A MILLWALL BOY

THAT COMES OUT OF ELTHAM

WHEN HE SANG THE BLUES

YOU KNEW THAT HE FELT ‘EM

ALWAYS PLAYED WHENEVER ASKED

NEVER PASSED UP A GIG

EVERYBODY WONDERED WHY

HE’D NEVER MADE IT BIG


WAITING, WAITING, WAITING

FOR THE LIFT THAT NEVER COMES

WAITING, WAITING, WAITING

FOR THAT LIFT THAT NEVER COMES

 

IT’S A HARD LIFE

ON THE MEZZANINE

HARD LIFE

ON THE MEZZANINE

 

IN HIS CAR WITH HIS GUITARS

HE PLAYED A LOT OF TOWNS

ACROSS GEORGIA THROUGH DEPTFORD

LIVED A LOT LIKE TOWNES

DRINKING HARD ON THE ROAD

WRITING SONGS ON THE FLY

ABOUT WOMEN AND BOOZE

THAT MOSTLY MAKE YOU CRY

 

WAITING, WAITING, WAITING

FOR THE LIFT THAT NEVER COMES

WAITING, WAITING, WAITING

FOR THAT LIFT THAT NEVER COMES

 

IT’S A HARD LIFE

ON THE MEZZANINE

HARD LIFE

ON THE MEZZANINE

Copyright: Harry Rogers – 11/11/11