War Is Mad

by Fredrick John Pugsley

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UK singer-songwriter signed to redfmusic ... dark, moody downbeat songs with a touch of rock and a tinge of alternative country ...

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released May 12, 2015

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Track Name: War Is Mad ft Jake Basten
War Is Mad

I love her
She loves me
Why can’t we
All be free?
Are we blind
Can’t we see?

The soldiers only come
When we fail inside
When all is said and all is done
It’s suicide
In this world of broken dreams
I must have heard a thousand screams
This wounded heart
Goes on and on and on and on

Girl loves boy
Boy loves girl
Why can’t love
Rule the world?
Can’t we leave
Our flags unfurled?

War is mad
War is dumb
We want peace
Not your guns
Watch them die
One by one

The soldiers only come
When we fail inside
When all is said and all is done
It’s suicide
In this world of broken dreams
I must have heard a thousand screams
This wounded heart
Goes on and on and on and on
Track Name: Live With Your fear
Live With Your Fear

Well you can count all your lucky stars
Put your faith in Jupiter or Mars
Or you might own a lucky coin to toss
Walk the streets with all your fingers crossed
A crystal ball might make it all clear
If that’s the way that you live with your fear

Now you might hear sweet Jesus in your head
Say your prayers at the bottom of your bed
You might think it’s you He loves the most
You can swear you’ve seen the Holy Ghost
You might hope the end is near
If that’s the way that you live with your fear

Well you can buy a fancy diamond ring
But pretty soon now it won’t mean a thing
You can hide all of your money and your gold
What the hell you can even sell your soul
You might never shed a tear
If that’s the way that you live with your fear

A crystal ball might make it all clear
You might hope the end is near
You might never shed a tear
If that’s the way that you live with your fear
Track Name: Woman Of Numbers
Woman Of Numbers

You’re a woman of numbers
Counting the cards in the pack
And I’ve heard there are rumours
That you have all the things that I lack

With your soft silky lace
And your fingers that chase
The shadows of fear from my brow
As we struggle and slip
And twist in the grip
Of love’s longing so naked and proud
So naked and proud

Now I follow behind you
I’m there wherever you go
And I heard that you loved me
But you just didn’t want me to know

I had a dream in my bed
That our love was dead
It was broken beyond all desire
Slow motion, not a word
Everything blurred
I couldn’t see it was like looking through fire
Like looking through fire

Now somewhere inside you
There’s a place where I’ve never been
And if you opened the doorway
I wonder would I step in

With your soft silky lace
And your fingers that trace
The shadows of fear from my brow
As we struggle and slip
And twist in the grip
Of love’s longing so naked and proud

I had a dream in my bed
That our love was dead
It was broken beyond all desire
Slow motion, not a word
Everything blurred
I couldn’t see it was like looking through fire
Like looking through fire
Track Name: Say You'll Be Mine
Say You’ll Be Mine

Take off your red dress
Untie your bow
Move a little closer
And whisper low
Tell me that you’ll
Never let me go

Come on
Say that you’ll be mine
Come on
Say that you’ll be mine

I’ll be your gypsy
Your lucky charm
I’ll bring you flowers
I’ll read your palm
I’ll hold you all night
In my loving arms

Come on
Say that you’ll be mine
Come on
Say that you’ll be mine

No one
Loves you like I do
No one
Will ever be so true

Give me your word now
(Don’t break it)
Tell me you love me
(Don’t fake it)
I’ll bring you poetry and rhyme

Come on
Say that you’ll be mine
Come on
Say that you’ll be mine

Come on
Say that you’ll be mine
Come on
Say that you’ll be mine
Track Name: The Ballad Of The Lonesome Farmer
The Ballad Of The Lonesome Farmer

My name it don’t mean nothing at all and you don’t need to know
I built my house way up on the ridge before the winter snow
I worked those fields from dawn to dusk, they took the sweat of my brow
I broke my back just staying alive but I made it through somehow
Yeah I broke my back but I made it through somehow

Come spring those flowers they broke in the fields and I took my self to town
I saw her standing all alone the sunlight on her gown
Well I courted her and I made her mine, I swore we’d have a life
When summer came and the grass it grew high I took her for my wife
Yeah the summer it came and I took her for my wife

But everyone knows that love is a lie though it’s truer than many a fact
And everyone knows that true love must die and you should never look back

One day from over the top of the hill a handsome stranger came
My woman she don’t say nothing at all but I watched her just the same
He said that he was passing through and soon be on his way
But I’d seen that kind of man before and I knew that he would stay
Yeah I’d seen his kind and I knew that he would stay

For everyone knows that love is a lie though it’s truer than many a fact
And everyone knows that true love must die and you should never look back

By the broken bones of the old river bed I found her in his arms
I knew that I had lost her then a falling for his charms
Well a cold, cold rage came over me, my world it all went dark
In the blink of an eye I drew my gun and the bullets found their mark
In the blink of an eye the bullets found their mark

For everyone knows that love is a lie though it’s truer than many a fact
And everyone knows that true love must die and you should never look back

Well I stood there staring at what I had done beneath a blood red sky
Then I dug a hole so deep you could see to Hell and you could hear them cry
And I buried them there in that lonely grave with both my guilty hands
And when at last the morning came I went back to work my land
When the morning came I went back to work my land
Yeah the morning came and I went back to work my land
Track Name: The Fear Inside
The Fear Inside

The shadows of your broken life
Come crawling in the night
You lie there with your heart on fire
Praying for the light

You try to run
But you can’t hide
Pretty baby can’t you see
It’s just the fear inside

You tell your friends there’s nothing new
You’ve seen it all before
You only speak to criticise
You say there’s nothing more

You told the truth
But you still lied
Pretty baby can’t you see
It’s just the fear inside

One day you’ll be dead and gone
But who will know your name
Sheltered in your loneliness
And sheltered from the pain

Well some things live
And some things die
Pretty baby can’t you see
It’s just the fear inside
Track Name: Pick Up The Phone
Pick Up The Phone

Darling, please pick up the telephone
I need to hear your voice
It’s lonely on the road tonight
And I need to make a choice

If you think that you still love me
Then please pick up the phone
And let me hear you say it girl
Or I may not go home alone

There’s a woman making eyes at me
And you know I’m just a man
She’s as pretty as she needs to be
And she’s doing all she can

(And) though I just want to be with you
She’s laughing a little more
She’s looking straight into my eyes
The waves are breaking on the shore

And my heart it is broken
From the words that we’ve spoken
Where once it was open to thee
Do you ever get lonely?
When the night falls so slowly
Or am I the only one?

I never thought that we would be
The kind to lose our way
I always thought that we would be
Forever and a day

So darling please pick up the phone
And let me know you care
You know I’d drive a hundred thousand miles
If I knew that you were there

Though my heart it is broken
From the words that we’ve spoken
Where once it was open to thee
Do you ever get lonely?
When the night falls so slowly
Or am I the only one?

Darling, please pick up the telephone
I need to hear your voice
It’s lonely on the road tonight
And I need to make a choice
Track Name: Love, Truth, Sorrow And Beauty
Love Truth Sorrow And Beauty

Will somebody love me?
Will somebody care?
For if love is surrender
Hell I’m already there

You can love me in silence
You can love me in pain
When it’s dark and it’s lonely
And the night fills with rain

And love, truth, sorrow and beauty
Betrayal and trust, freedom and duty

You can love me in the poorhouse
Or in the palace of kings
In the cathedrals of power
Where the birds never sing

You can tell me I’m crazy
You can say I’m a fool
But I’d sell you my soul
And I’d break every rule

For love, truth, sorrow and beauty
Betrayal and trust, freedom and duty

And joy and despair, anger and laughter
Tears and revenge and promises eve rafter

Will somebody care?
Track Name: Six Feet Deep
Six Feet Deep

The days are falling
The days are falling one by one
The nights are calling
Here comes the setting of the sun

Six feet deep
Is where I’m bound
Six feet deep
And a hole in the ground

Don’t keep me waiting
Don’t keep me waiting all night long
Oh pretty baby
Don’t keep me hanging on and on

Six feet deep
Is where I’m bound
Six feet deep
And a hole in the ground

Six feet deep
I swear I’m bound
Six feet deep
And a hole in the ground
Track Name: Tomorrow Or Today
Tomorrow Or Today

Lover
Will you always be true?
Pretty lover
Can I depend on you?
Tomorrow or today
Are you gonna run away
From me?

Baby
Will everything go wrong?
Pretty baby
You know you get it then it’s gone
Oh tomorrow or today
Are you gonna run away
From me?

Lover
Will you hold me in your arms?
Pretty lover
Will you shelter me from harm?
Oh tomorrow or today
Are you gonna run away
From me?
Track Name: Forevermore
Forevermore

I saw you smiling
I had no choice
You called my name
A lonely voice

And when you touched me
Like no one had before
I knew I’d love you
For evermore

I can’t deny
I’ve been around
But in this life
You know I’ve never found

Someone so beautiful
Someone worth living for
And I knew I’d love you
For evermore

And all my dreams
Were like the sun
The light was golden
The colours run
Into one

So long ago
And now you’re gone
And all I have
Is the comfort of this song

And just a memory
One moment on the shore
I thought you’d love me
For evermore
Track Name: Across The Rio Grande
Across The Rio Grande

My baby she’s from Mexico
With me it’s hard to tell
We’re riding down this highway into hell
We’ve left behind a thousand miles
Of sea and open land
As we make our way across the Rio Grande

I’ve been every kind of gambler
And every kind of fool
I guess I’ve broken each and every rule
I’ve cheated death a hundred times
Now a hundred times I’m damned
As we make our way across the Rio Grande

You kill a man, well you gotta pay
Then you kill to stay alive
But something deep inside of you just dies
Till in the end your only friend
Is the gun that’s in your hand
As you make your way across the Rio Grande

There’s a bullet for my baby
There’s a bullet there for me
There ain’t nobody running wild and free
I look into my baby’s eyes
I know she understands
As we make our way across the Rio Grande

You kill a man, well you gotta pay
Then you kill to stay alive
But something deep inside of you just dies
Till in the end your only friend
Is the gun that’s in your hand
As you make your way across the Rio Grande
Track Name: The Money Lender
The Money Lender

Well I break my back to get money
But still there’s not enough
And I work my fingers to the bone
But I don’t get time for love

Well some folks they get the good life
But I wonder if they know
What it’s like to struggle and slide
Everywhere you go

Cause that money lender’s on my back
And he drives me on and on
And he won’t let go until I crack
And everything has gone

Well I guess it’s always been this way
You’ve had to walk that line
But you can count the men that have fallen away
Time after time

Well we sell our days and our nights for pay
But we’ll never know what for
But the money man he understands
And he whispers more

Cause that money lender’s on my back
And he drives me on and on
And he won’t let go until I crack
And everything has gone
Track Name: Revenge
Revenge

See the silver bullet
See the silver gun
Feel your ragged heart
Tighten like a drum

Bind your self in silence
Kill your gypsy song
Listen to the voices
Howling all night long

Till all you see
Is darkness
And revenge

Revenge

Sorrow and confusion
Hollow out your face
Darkness and illusion
Lay your dreams to waste

Till in the end
Your only friend
Revenge

Revenge

All is lost
All is free
All is you
All is me

But on this
You can depend
A silver bullet
Darkness
And revenge

Revenge