COMING UP FOR AIR

THE WORDS

 

COMING UP FOR AIR

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes
Boots                                   Marc Bolan


A Bolonic vision of Orpheus Ascending.

THE TIME BEFORE

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes
Bass                                     Matthew Hughes

Strings                                 Matthew Hughes

There was a time when everything was fine.

I wanna take you back
Can I take you back?
Oh, it was the year…
Do you remember it clear?
I wanna take you back
Can I take you back

CHORUS
Oh my angel, my beautiful
I wanna go back to the time before

Repeat in toto.

ALL ALONE

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes
Bass                                     Matthew Hughes
Strings                                 Matthew Hughes
Words & Melody                 Marc Bolan

 

Saturation syncopation.

All alone I sit at home

With my chrome guitar

Even Michael Mouse

He has a house with someone there

You handsome bitch, you movie twitch

And seranade the dudes that move and

Smile so vile and masquerade, they masquerade

 

An adjacent kid with a Jamaican lid

And switch-blade knife, steals the

Truth from your golden tooth then he

Turns you in

 

So you hold hands tight on a marble night

And maybe dismissed, but know that

Zeus is never loose with his Grecian kiss

His Grecian kiss

 

Fiery skies in children eyes

Fade into youth bleeding blood and tears

On all the ears, that heard your gold

So you walk the dog and you stroll the fog

 

On a dome sky earth, and lie too hard

Is an English bard, you better hide your tracks

Better watch your mind

CAGE

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

Organ                                  Matthew Hughes

 

All alone without a smartphone.

 

Can you really feel it?

Do you really want it?

Do you really mean it to the bone?

 

Do you really want it?

Can you really love it?

If you only wrote it on your phone?

 

CHORUS

What is love in this age?

Can I know in this cage?

What is life in this age?

Can we know all on stage?

 

Did you really like it?

Or did you just scroll by it?

Did you just send me a pity wave?

 

Are you still behind it?

Or have you gone inside it?

Is there nothing out here left to crave?

 

CHORUS (twice)

ROCKETSHIP

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

Bass                                     Matthew Hughes

Percussion                          Matthew Hughes

 

Where do the mystery jets take us?

 

Is it lonely out in space?

Or do we see all of our rocket friends?

Is there such a place?

What happens to all of our long lost rocket friends?

 

The ones who bent the sound

The ones who bent space

The ones who went around

And stood up for the human race

 

Starmen who turned black to white

And white to black

Maybe we can build a ship

And get em back

Yes, maybe we can take a trip

And get it back

 

Yes, maybe I can build a ship

And get you back

Yes, maybe I can take a trip

And get you back

HOW TO BE KIND

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

 

Walking with dinosaurs.

 

It was a time before time

We were strangers then

 

In a universe rhyme

Could it happen again?

 

In the land before time

We were eaten by men

 

If I show up on time

Could I still be your friend?

 

We don’t know how to be kind

We’re so small, it hurts my mind

 

Da da da da da da

 

Repeat in toto.

INSTRELEMENTAL

 

Guitars                                Matthew Hughes

 

A child of the elements, born with a beard

and stars his in eyes.


 

ALICE

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

Bass                                     Matthew Hughes

 

Alice Cooper sang this to me in a dream.

 

I was a good man

I did nobody wrong

At least none I can think of

For the sake of this song

 

But something has shifted

The times they did change

My friends and my family

They all think I’m strange

 

CHORUS

And it’s all cos of you

Yeah it’s all cos of you

 

I was a good a man

But I think I forgot

Just how to be

Oh, something I’m not

 

They think I gamble

They think I’m a joke

Say I can’t handle

Oh, nothing I’m broke

 

CHORUS

 

My friends think I’m crazy

They call me insane

I’m in the wreckage

Of a runaway train

You light up my nightmares

Singing songs in my brain

And again

And again

 

CHORUS

 

 


 

TO ROCK & ROLL WITH YOU AGAIN

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

 

One last dance in a Martian ballroom.

 

It feels to be home

If just for a while

It’s good to be back

In the warm of your smile

We had a child between

It seemed so back then

But now it seems

We’ve got more of a friend

 

CHORUS

It’s so good to rock

And to roll

With you

Again

 

After a long strange trip

Round the stars

How did I find my way back

To your arms?

Nothing lasts

But some things never change

But life’s a gas

And baby, you’re strange

 

CHORUS (twice)

DARK ANGEL

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

 

One man’s trash is another man’s religion.

 

With some more words from our savior

You pass the burden down to me

Mouthing lines for our creator

Your self-annointed destiny

 

But you’re no revelation

Who would stand for such a fraud?

And you expect me to love

Your so called right hand man of God

 

CHORUS

Dark Angel

How could you?

Dark Angel

Time is through

 

Another coin will fill your fountain

One more child will hear your voice

And though you’ll fill your life up counting

You won’t feel love from that Rolls Royce

 

And so I see no clear creation

Excepting that of your facade

And you expect me to love

Your so called right hand man of God

 

CHORUS (twice)

 


 

WHAT HAPPENED TO MY REVOLUTION?

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

Harmonica                         Matthew Hughes

Strings                                 Matthew Hughes

 

Hindsight is 2020.

 

Greedy leader, show your face

I come here from outer space

I need to talk to you

 

Shady politician, listen

You must know I’m on a mission

Time is nearly through

 

CHORUS

What happened to my revolution?

The one we promised all the children?

 

Mister DJ, who are you?

To tell me what to play and listen to

We’re all over you

 

Highway soldier, what’s your name?

Or did you give that up to play their game?

They’re just using you

 

CHORUS (many times, but not Hey Jude)


 

STILL A GAS

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

Melody                                Remco Visser

Guitar Noodles & Vocals    Remco Visser

 

Use it or lose it.

 

I fell in love with you

Before you knew my name

So much I can’t undo

But I’m still in the game

 

CHORUS

Life is strange

And love won’t last

But after all

It’s still a gas…

 

I would go back for more

But I think you’re happy now

Just to think back before

Still gets me through somehow

 

Love is strange

And life won’t last

But after all

It’s still a gas

 

All the times we shared in song

Reading between our lines

And what is right can go so wrong

But in the end, we still feel fine

 

CHORUS (twice)

 


 

MOONLIGHT

 

Guitar & Vocals                  Matthew Hughes

Piano                                   Matthew Hughes

Rabbit Noise                       Alex
 

This sonata was tuned to a Canadian parking garage.

 

PRODUCED BY MATTHEW HUGHES