Glasvegas Geraldine

When your sparkle evades your soul

I’ll be at your side to console

When your standing on the window ledge

I’ll talk you back, back from the edge

I will turn, I will turn your tide

Be your Sheppard and your guide

When you’re lost in the deep and darkest place around

May my words walk you home safe and sound

When you say that I’m no good and you feel like walking

I need to make sure you know that’s just the prescription talking

When your feet decide to walk you on the wayward side

Up upon the stairs and down the downward slide

I will turn, I will turn your tide

Do all that I can to heal you inside

I will be the angel on your shoulder

My name is Geraldine, I’m your social worker

Glasvegas Choices

I don’t wanna leave home

But my house has fallen down

I don’t wanna be alone

But there’s no one else around

I don’t wanna make a noise

But the silence is killing me

(I don’t wanna move to another tune

But around us, is a ring of roses circling me)?

I still have choices

I don’t wanna swim

But my boat is capsizing

I don’t wanna keep running

But the ground, is a fire still burning

I don’t wanna lose

But I have nothing left to gamble

I don’t wanna beg

(But I don’t wanna fall down, cry again and again and again…)?

I still have choices

We still have choices

I don’t wanna walk away

But I really don’t know how to stay

I don’t wanna stay the same

But what goes on behind my close door, I say “I Don’t Know”

I don’t wanna look

But avoiding it’s even more perverted

I don’t wanna hate

But trusting you gathers all my rage

I still have choices

I still have choices

I don’t wanna carry your jealous void, but time can suffocate the vibration of your voice

I don’t wanna be told

But independence is hard to hold

I don’t wanna pretend

But don’t want to remember way back then

I don’t wanna die

(But I don’t want to live, not really a lie)?

I still have choices

I still have choices

I still have choices

I still have choices

Glasvegas Change

Mama, I feel so scared

For three years

Liberty and walking free

Was every night my fantasies

Mama, I feel so afraid

Swallow me up the open gates

As the unknown awaits

Cause I don’t think I could ever ever change

I would change if I could

Change

I would change for you

Listen son, don’t be scared. Please don’t be afraid.

So let’s earn each others love

And never until it’s something unconditional

So come on son, bring back that smile again,

And be led not into temptation.

Dare to resist reoffending again

Coz son, truly, it’s never too late to change

A change is sometimes good

But before you change for me,

Change for you.

Mama, my street as I remember is still the same

Wonder what the people round here say?

Son, only you can turn things the other way

I think my friends have all gave up on me

Untie your chains, reach out in apology

Then dance dance dance into the the future with me

Beware the fences the prison defences, and the lies they say

Inside these walls commitments involuntary

Only the lonely in this correctional facility’s

Isn’t it sad, isn’t it a pity.

In the still of every night… I pray

For the damaged who’ll be loved unwillingly

From in a place, no man truly ever walks away

Mum I’m so sorry for what I’ve put you through

I will change for you

Son, a change is sometimes good

But before you change for me…

Change for you.

Glasvegas Youngblood

Saying nothing seems the most heroic of words we can think to say

The ghost of you and me still haunting away

I still see your soft as sad eyes, vividly

Now it’s that time we physically separate

Then you’ll do it again Youngblood

It’s part of growing up

Off the edge of the cliff goes the vehicle carrying something happy

Love is hard to grasp even when it’s easy

Tangible one day, unrecognisable the next day

If you look a little more closely

Then you’ll do it again Youngblood

It’s part of growing up

Youngblood, remember me

Look up at love, don’t be careless with my heart of a boy

Look down on love, baby

From you what it destroys and erases

You’ll never know

If it comes or goes

So, don’t become

Before you whats been done

Moments vanish in eternity, open arms shut that bit more tightly

Our spirits vice tightening ever so slightly

And I still see your soft as sad eyes, vividly

Now its that time we physically separate

Then you’ll do it again Youngblood

It’s part of growing up

Glasvegas Euphoria, Take My Hand

Heartbreak, I’m not holding your hand any more

Why can’t you understand?

Euphoria, take my hand

Euphoria…

Your ways, my ways

Never, always

The future, the past

The first, the last

Heartbreak, I’m not holding your hand any more

Why can’t you understand?

Euphoria, take my hand

Euphoria…

Right time, wrong line

Myself, I’m alien

I swear to god, lies and bad thoughts

1, 2, 3, 4, let go

Heartbreak, I’m not holding your hand any more

Why can’t you understand?

Euphoria, take my hand

Euphoria…

I wish upon a falling star

I feel, never felt, I hit

You hit me, sunshine a liking to our evil evening

Heartbreak, I’m not holding your hand anymore

Heartbreak, I’m not holding your hand, let me go

Why can’t you understand?

Why can’t you understand?

Why can’t you understand?

Euphoria, Take my hand

Euphoria, Take my hand

Euphoria, Take my hand

Euphoria…

Euphoria…

Take my hand

Euphoria…

Take my hand

Glasvegas Pain Pain, Never Again

Pain, pain, never again

A never having existed emotion called pain

A home where tranquility lives and prevails

The bluest of blue skies and the most angelic of all angels

Casablanca type ending all tales

Where over the cruel, the kind heart reigns

Like a backdrop fitting of a soulful Kurt Cobain

I’m overcoming the obstacles of the ubiquitous demon named ‘shame’

Denise Denise, look at the swan that sails and sails and sails

A triumphant me and you again and again

The end credits naming us as the majestic escapists of cocaine

Pain, pain, never again.

Glasvegas Please Come Back Home

I took your love for granted

Thought it was the freedom that I wanted

Now here in your absence, I was wrong

It was suicide man

I had to love or let it go

And all there is left to show

Is empty words and things I said before now

So please come back home

So please come back home

Our living room’s a bedroom without you here

The beauty and the elegance of this time of year

Only heightens all the darkness in me

I want you

I want you so bad

I want you so bad

So please come back home

So please come back home

Please come back home

Please come back home

Please come back home

So please come back home

So please come back home

Please come back home

Please come back home

Please come back home

Please come back home

I want you

I want you so bad

I want you

Please come back home.

Glasvegas Polmont On My Mind

Fate fatal fate

An act of hate that greets my fall from grace

These days I’m seeing things in a different light

These days its Mr. moonlight who shines through my cell at night

Mr. moonlight I’ve polmont on my mind

Glasvegas Lonesome Swan

Lonesome swan

Tell me what is wrong?

So you feel that we’ve all moved on

And you’re feeling so alone?

Kids can be cruel

You know that’s fair to say

But remember when the kids once said

You were queen of the waves upon the ocean bed

You were the dream boat pedalo

But now that’s all in the past

But let me tell you that this loneliness will pass

And be a part of the past also

So for now dust down your weary sails

For tomorrow is a bright new day

With someone waiting in the wings

To pedal with you upon the ocean waves

Glasvegas Ice Cream Van

There’s a storm on the horizon

And for that I can’t see the sun

For I’ll keep a waiting on the pavement

For the ice-cream van to come

Its die hard hate to follow

And I’ll not follow that

The marching people running round my head

Running round my head I don’t know why

Why can’t we see

Straight through the powers that be

Who keep us breaking each others hearts

And keeping us apart, keeping us apart

Destroying the ground where gruesome lays

Sectarianism and the hurtful racist ways

Bring back the glory days

Active citizenship

And pure community

Freedom of faith

There’s a storm on the horizon…