Desert Orchid

by Crazyhead

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Formed in Leicester in 1986, they emerged through the contrived UK Grebo scene a music press catch-all term for a loose collection of bands generating 60s garage & alternative rock, electronica, hip hop and pop of the late 80s and early 90s. Singed to Food Records who in-turn operated under the umbrella of EMI, Crazyhead gained instant indie chart success with their debut and follow-up singles, What Gives You The Idea That You re So Amazing Baby? and Baby Turpentine which reached number 2 and 4 respectively. Their debut album Desert Orchid was so named following a successful flutter by the band from a day at the races when the steeplechase legend of the same name was first past the post at one of his many meetings. Their cover of Richard Berry s, Have Love Will Travel is arguably one of the definitive versions of this 50s hit, a version of which can be heard in the current LV car insurance TV ad. campaign

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released November 2, 2016

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Track Name: In The Sun
Some of my friends been too long in the sun
have you seen them on the run or out on your doorstep
soon they may believe in Jesus the sun
and that babies come from boxes

Sit sit sittin in a time warp

‘Till the streets are running with blue blood
and ordinary guys hang from a lamp post
let’s hold hands and drop the bomb
have you got the time to get out of your bed head?

Sit sit sittin in a time warp
Track Name: Jack the Scissor Man
Let me tell you babes in arms
this aint no fairy tale
all about a dark man
who’s long gone off the rail

Jack the scissor man he'll catch you if he can
Jack the scissor man
Jack the scissor man

He came through the window bleeding
cursing cursing and a screaming
outside the back door
ripping his skin raw

Jack the scissor man he'll catch you if he can
Jack the scissor man
Jack the scissor man

He lit the blue torch paper
but he didn’t stand well back
he's all a twisting in the corner
watching his skin crack

Jack the scissor man he'll catch you if he can
Jack the scissor man
Jack the scissor man

Let me tell you babes in arms
this aint no fairy tale
all about a dark man
who’s long gone off the rail
came through the window bleeding
cursing cursing and a screaming
outside the back door
ripping his skin raw

Jack the scissor man he'll catch you if he can
Jack the scissor man
Jack the scissor man
Track Name: Time Has Taken its Toll on You
Time Has Taken its Toll on You

Well I woke up in the morning
with the sun burning down on my bed
my brain was shrivelled in some brine
I got a Dresden bombing oh such pain
saw the bottle by the bed only I’m to blame
dragged myself on down the stairs
and I’m back on the streets once again

Time has taken its toll on you
Time has worn you through and through

Well there’s me and my TV
and the sheets too clean to think about sleep
I’m down on my knees, I grip my soul and feel so weak
you swear you been watching the men from mars
you think of the past while you look at the stars
just like the devil in the deep blue sea
yes it has through and through

Time has taken its toll on you
Time has worn you through and through
Track Name: What Gives You the Idea That You're So Amazing Baby?
What Gives You the Idea That You’re So Amazing Baby?

I’m getting sick and tired of me

Gonna spend some time down by the sea

In a lonely shack by a railway track
If I’m gone too long I’m not coming back

I’m not coming back
I’m not coming back

What gives you the idea that you’re so amazing baby?

Gonna spend some time on a holy quest
What a rich bitch does must be the best
Gonna dim the lights and pull the blinds
Don't blow that fuse it could be mine

It could be mine
It could be mine

What gives you the idea that you’re so amazing baby?
Track Name: I Don't Want That Kind of Love
Well you’re not very nice
you make me feel small
I should be standing in the room
and not in the hall
your father’s kind to ask me in
he keeps you fat in everything
it’s tempting but I won’t come in
cos I don’t want that kind of love
I don’t want that kind of love


And now I’m crawling up the wall
too get a better view
someone’s ringing on a bell
asking for me or you
his finance gives you everything
why worry what tomorrow brings
it’s tempting but so is sin
I’m crawling up the wall
Track Name: Dragon City
Dragon City

Well sometimes I like to get drunk and hang around in bars
and sometimes I like to lie down on the sts and watch the stars
and sometimes I find I have to spend some time with you
I don’t know why this is something that I have to do

Shouting insults at the moon
cos there’s nothing else to do
then I’m coming down
down on you

Dreams should happen in the head but mine have got out
people in my house fall down the stairs they’ve had the wrong amount
even drunken priests have to spend some time with you
I don’t know why, is this the catholic thing to do?

Well the mad dog went insane so they beat him up and down again
down on you
Track Name: Buy a Gun
Buy a Gun

I said if there’s a god in the sky
will he take me before I die
and if you’re feeling all alone
wont you take my body home
you know what to do with it
you gotta buy a gun and kill her

She’s the one that worries
she’s the one that cares
about your baby dying out there
turn up the lights smile look at ease
try another angle please
get down get down on your knees
and if you’re feeling all alone
wont you take my body home

Hush,hush,hush,hash
you gotta buy a gun
Track Name: Rags
Rags

So you smile through Rayban teeth
does the sun refuse to shine
as the fat drips from your face
to a city in decline

And while you’re waiting to begin
a choir of angels start to sing
no rags to riches, just rags

Has there ever been a day so black
since you first felt like a man
now you ball and scream howl
but you know that wasn’t in the plan
and while your sipping on your gin
a choir of angels start to sing
no rags to riches, just rags
Track Name: Tower of Fire
Tower of Fire

It’s been cold and she’s like ice
once she swallowed the hook to the gills
it’s been cold and she’s like ice
gazing up at my window sill

Well I was drinking some thunderbird wine
saw an angel wings dirty and grey
well I was drinking and feeling fine
but later I looked back she'd faded away

I guess I’ll just sit here and slowly cry
just sit here and slowly ...

I’m living on a tower of fire
I’m living on a tower of fire
I’m living on a tower of fire
and I don’t like it too much no no

Well I feel old been eating stale rice
see my friends don’t know what to say
well I feel old and I pay the price
gazing up at my window sill

What am I gonna do now?
what am I gonna do now?
where am I gonna run to and hide?
what am I gonna do now?
what am I gonna do now?
I guess I’ll just sit here and slowly cry
Just sit here and slowly…

I’m living on a tower of fire
I’m living on a tower of fire
I’m living on a tower of fire
and I don’t like it too much no no no….
Track Name: Cardinal Phink
Cardinal Phink

He strides through the town with his book held high
In a Preacher man suit with his zap gun in the sky
He strides through the ghetto in his dirty soul jeans
with a 3-string guitar and a smack dog logic

I seen him with the high and I seen him with the low
Religious overdose but he looks like junky Joe
He got a halo affect and a red hot beard
Saw his alter ego knew that something was weird

Cardinal Phink
In the fields, so high he's in Diesel Park West
Painted Lil will take you for a pack of cigarettes
With a 3-string guitar and a smack dog logic

Cardinal Phink

Can't run can't hide