Sines of Life

by Martin Weller

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released December 28, 2016

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Martin Weller Exmouth, UK

Martin is an engaging and skillful solo performer who clearly loves playing music in his own, slightly unusual style.

'Like' is the latest album from Martin following on from his first solo CD 'Gobshite' 2013 - soundcloud.com/martin-weller check out more songs, pix and videos at www.youtube.com/user/TheMartinWeller

Martin keeps it simple live, just a voice and acoustic guitar.
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Track Name: Cruwella
Cruwella

Loves a mink stole; Evil soul; Fur of mole
A bit of a fink contemptible person in pink

Cannot stand defeat; Not low enough to cheat
But not averse to a little psychological intervention
Not to mention an outburst here and there

It's only fair and healthy not to bottle it up
Somewhat of a hedonistic reputation

Like a cat who plays with her prey
Minor torture in certain situations
Can help to take the pain away, so it's said
I'm not convinced you're quite right in the head

Pimp; capricious to the last moves real fast
Just can't say no, to slightly sinful temptation

Fick, interchangeable, institutional vacillation
Precocious child, prone to flights of fancy like Sid and Nancy

Unpredictable, sudden change of moods
Cruwella says that rules are made by fools, just can't understand
Why some people think freedom can't be bought or sold
For ingots of gold in exchange for sensory deprivation
Not to mention. In other words, turning a blind eye.
Track Name: Greg
Greg

Started out writing a soulful song, with a doleful melody
But then I realised it must not be that way
Every day should bring happy thoughts and memories

Gregar...Gregar..
Gregarious by nature recall the smile he wore each time we met

Mischevious twinkle in his eyes we'll never forget
Let's jump up and down; the gifts Greg left us lot

“We don't know how long we've got 'til we're in our plot”
Start the mosh with a push in the back
Join the boys and girls in the fray

Then the Greg we love will always, always, be, just away

Now he's making mayhem in a different dimension; suspension

Another world, another planet
No looking back, no way down

Lust for life, but he couldn't stay
Greg's not really gone, he's just away.
Track Name: Puritan Age
Puritan Age

This is a Puritan age - Cruelty in vogue again
Electro shock for your autistic kids
I thought that's what Victorians did

Accuse the accuser- Abused turns abuser - It's a state of distrust

Protect the molester - Arrest the Protestor
Deep sleep of the just... a minute now

Quoting an old mate Jeff:
“Judgemental twits and hypocrites” irk him
Hates it all, not impressed
Corporate bankers deserve a good birching

Bringing back Dickensian days
Enabling profits under false pretences
Urchin, waif and stray
You're in the Workhouse by the time you are Thirteen

Til death do us party
Don't talk to me about the good old days
It's a witch hunt, but who'll end up in the duck pond
Fun Police are at it again

Protector – defender - Sadistic agenda
Believe in God if you must

Immigrants, benefit scroungers
Unemployed cripples, tory club loungers
Sip Moet while deciding our futures
Dirty shades of Orwellian grey

Let's Oliver Twist again before dehumanisation
Turn off the TV and find another way

Let's Oliver Twist again – what's the fascination
Read the Daily Mule then look the other way while we slay

Accuse the accuser- Abused turn abuser - It's a state of distrust - Protector – defender - Sadistic agenda - Believe in God if you must
Track Name: Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn

He's been an MP for many a year
'til now reports of him spread only fear
But as Labour leader, a man to cheer? Who's that?

He is the one trying to calm the hysteria
While war mongers' drones drop bombs out in Syria
Cameron says we can kiss his posterior – but not JC

Now the Blairites all want him to fall on his sword
But JC's not one to go back on his word
He might end up like Kelly found dead in a wood, but that's....

He started world war three, going to save the dear old Beeb
Got Hedge Fund bankers on the run. Who's that?

Maybe he is an honest man?
Stands up for right whenever he can
At question time you hear the peoples' voice
One day he could be some peoples' choice

Says the poor should not pay. That war is not the way
Why not let him have his say? Who's that?

He wants a society where all is fair.
For a feckless politician that's very rare
Lunatic left? Au Contraire. Who's that?

New politics is coming about
Answer quite calmly, there's no need to shout
Even when the interviewers a lout. Good Luck.

Murdoch's vultures portray him as sinister
Guess what? He might be the next Prime Minister

Grandad started world war 1. Wouldn't push The red button
Chairman Mao on a bike with a sense of fun - Who's that?

Going to change it all if he can, just an ordinary, everyday man
I understand Billy Bragg is a fan as well as Jeremy Clarkson

Who's that? - Diane Abbot, John McDonnell, Andy Burnham.
Track Name: Gunga Din
Gunga Din

If I could bottle or preserve this feeling
To feed off for the rest of my days.

Gladly apply the daily dosage of sunshine rays -
that make me happy

No black dog haunting my shoulder; I'll be a bear

Don't ask for much; just freedom of spirit -
We all know nothing is fair

Been having feelings of non existence – is anyone there

Can't do the things you once used to –
But you don't really care

Apparently if I give up smoking - I will have better sex
Not sure if that's a curse or a blessing -
Might be more of a pest

I get bogged down with the trouble and strife
It's a tribal war no one can win, so
Beam me up to Alpha Centauri - To think and do nothing

I had a day to go where I wanted - Any place that I pleased
Casual relations with itinerant strangers -
It's all a bit of a tease

Taking potshots at the latest proposals
Put it all in the bin, cos

Everything is coming up roses except for Gunga 'din'.
Track Name: Melanie
Melanie

That is all Melanie
No one can imagine what drove you to calamity
Done with dignity
I salute your bravery

The worst thing a Catholic girl can do
Your hell was here on earth nothing so cruel
Hail Mary, roserry take them with you
Goodbye to pergatory

Melanie
That is all there will ever be
Courage
No more time to dwell

Long term addiction
Mainlining life
On a Barber's wages

She used to feel useful
Part of society
Getting ever more socially adrift – frailty

Police called every number on your phone at 3am
Torment that drove you took you home; all alone

That is all Melanie
No one can imagine what drove you to calamity
Done with dignity
I salute your bravery

Melanie
That is all there will ever be.
Track Name: Queen Bee
Queen Bee

It's like going out with Her Maj
She's loaded, but doesn't carry cash
No expectations, great

Let it ring, feel the sting
Teetering on stilettos
Pigeon toed camel train

Ready to crawl, Cardasian
That's when the book fell to pieces

Queen Bee

Geraldine pushed me out of the way
So Dave could take a 'selfie' of her and John Bowe
All part of the show

They have no idea who I am
Not saying she's too much, but

Seemed like such a big deal back then
Doesn't mean anything now
Butterflies dance and entwine
Spiders nesting in your ears or worse overnight

Queen Bee

Hairy happenings
Bees in the mist no rest for the wicked
Long legged daddys in tights

Queen Bee
Track Name: Sanctuary
Sanctuary

Oh this it is our sanctuary, and we're very pleased to be
Around the pit, not of despair, quite the contrary

Under the stars or clear blue sky, God Pete protects us all
In the fire glow we take a turn playing all the songs we know

From you can't bring your dogs in 'ere mate, to I forgot the milk
[Give your money to millionaires, see the smiling faces]
Dave'll cut his liver out and pin it on yer braces

It's not Spain or the Algarve, but you can take yourself away
For months or weeks or just a few precious summer days

To live in serenity, whatever that may be to you
Paint a picture in your mind, to take away and hold on to

Endless joy absorbing, naturality;
not far from so-called civilisation, sans austeristy

*Cross the troll bridge at your peril, mind the archers in the wood They might shoot if you're causing trouble, so you'd better be good

We don't drink from a flagon, or eat from a silver plate
But you are always more than welcome to bring yourself, the wife, a tent, the kids and don't forget the dogs mate

Beware the Hedge monster and his dastardly wicked ways
Hear him stagger 'round after dark
'Cos he's a cider head these days.
Track Name: Foxes
Foxes

Don't cash out early
Got to keep the faith
Did Vardy dive or was he pushed
Come on son lead the way

The Premier league could be ours in days
Super Foxes got the pack on the run

Top of the shop at christmas
Odds of 5000 to 1
Confounding pundits and punters
Telling us it's all Tottenham's

Making defences look like Laurel and Hardy
Sticking 'em in where it hurts
Wile and guile, no fear no dread
We'll grind their bones white black or red

Tis the season of the Fox
2015 til now
Leicester City Premier League Champions
How does that sound

Power of the Kings
The Fossils, the Filberts
Led by the Tinkerman
Lineker can't disguise his joy

Don't walk out before the end
The Foxes never quit
Got to keep the faith for as long as it takes
We're all together in it

When we're smiling, yes when we're smiling
The whole world's going to see
It ain't no fluke we're number one
Champions of the Premier League.
Track Name: They done kicked the door in
They done kicked the door in

Ted Campbell: “They done kicked the door in”

Officer Lefevers, announced himself as police, but was confronted by 74 year old Army Vet James Howard Allen with a gun

Officer Lefevers shot Mr Allen in his house twice; Allen died later like a bum

A family is grieving they had requested a welfare check on their elderly relative
Responding officers shot the man instead.

“Somebody kicks your door in, comes in your house - your first instinct is defend yourself,” said local man Otis Thompson.

“I’m kind of shocked. I can’t believe something like this would happen – can’t believe it could have happened.”

Proceudre to violate a Man's home, his place his space

“Due to some medical issues - they were concerned for his well-being,” said Gastonia Cop, Helton. (You've got to laugh)

Mr Allen was an Army vet who had heart surgery a week ago.
“There should have been a better way to handle this. Something else could have been done. I’m so mad; I’m hurt. I’m hurt.”

An officer visited Mr Allen's home around 10:20, but received no answer. Anson County Sheriff’s Office asked that local hospitals be checked, but Allen was not found.

Police returned. To enter Mr Allen’s home, neighbours report that police and firefighters kicked the door in.

Otis Thompson, a friend who would take care of Allen, thinks Allen was scared – no shit

Someone kicks your door in, what you gonna think?

Maybe he had had enough / a death wish
With failing health he saw a way out
Doesn't make it right
Crazy dumb assed approach
Fought for his Country
Taken down by one of his own

A tragic end to - life
Track Name: Witness to an Execution
Witness to an Execution

Rhonda Cook recounts what it is like being in the chamber
When death row is about to take a life.
She said the singing is what I will always remember
About the execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner.

Her voice was joyful and light
As she sang the first verse of “Amazing Grace.”
By the second, though, the 47-year-old woman was dying
Struggling to sing as the lethal injection drug took hold.

I was left with the thought that her song was to remind us
Of how she saw her life
Kelly planned her husband’s murder
Then spent her final years in prison trying to find Christ

I have been a media witness for 14 executions;
lethal injection and electrocution in one case.
For the most part, there is a sameness about the people dying
But this one took me to another place.

There were pleas from her supporters
In the days before the deed was done
The first woman for 70 years to be put to death in Georgia
I would say, she was a special one.

She did not commit the murder
And her spiritual rehabilitation in jail
Led many to believe her soul had been saved
Clemency not death should have been passed down
Track Name: JC second coming
Jeremy Corbyn

He's been an MP for many a year
Now Tory fox hunters have someone to fear
Still Labour leader, a man to cheer? Who's that?

The unelectable one has done it again
Can he go one step further than comrade Tony Benn
Take a general election the backstabbers said he'd never win, go on

He is the one trying to calm the hysteria
While war mongers' drones drop bombs out in Syria
The May creature says we can kiss her posterior – but not JC

Now the Blairites all want him to fall on his sword
But JC's not one to go back on his word
He might end up like Kelly found dead in a wood
Who killed Robin Finlayson Cook

He started world war three, going to save our industries
Got Hedge Fund bankers on the run. Who's that?

Maybe he is an honest man? Stands up for right whenever he can
At question time you hear the peoples' voice
One day he could be some peoples' choice

Says the poor should not pay. That war is not the way
Why not let him have his say? Who's that?

He wants a society where all is fair.
For a feckless politician that's very rare
Lunatic left? Au Contraire. Who's that?

New politics is coming about
Answer quite calmly, there's no need to shout
Even when the interviewers a lout. Who's that, Jeremy Paxman

Murdoch's vultures portray him as sinister
Guess what? He might be the next Prime Minister

Grandad started world war 1. Wouldn't push The red button
Chairman Mao on a bike with a sense of fun - Who's that?

Going to change it all if he can, just an ordinary, everyday man
I understand Billy Bragg is a fan and so is Paul Weller!

Says the poor should not pay. That war is not the way
Why not let him have his say? Who's that?

Who's that? - Diane Abbot, John McDonnell, Andy Burnham and Dave's favourite; Dennis Skinner.