Madness - One Step Beyond

MADNESS - ONE STEP BEYOND

1979

1: One Step Beyond
2: My Girl
3: Night Boat to Cairo
4: Believe Me
5: Land Of Hope And Glory
6: The Prince
7: Tarzan's Nuts
8: In the Middle of the Night
9: Bed and Breakfast Man
10: Razor Blade Alley
11: Swan Lake
12: Rockin' in Ab
13: Mummy's Boy
14: Madness
15: Chipmunks are Go!





1: One Step Beyond



Hey you, don't watch that, watch this
This is the heavy heavy monster sound
The nutsiest sound around
So if you've come in off the street
And you're beginning to feel the heat
Well listen buster
You'd better start to move your feet
To the rockin'est, rock-steady beat of Madness
One step beyond

One step beyond
One step beyond
One step beyond



2: My Girl


My girl's mad at me
I didn't wanna see the film tonight
I found it hard to say
She thought I'd had enough of her
Why can't she see
She's lovely to me?
But I like to stay in
And watch t.v. on my own
Every now and then

My girl's mad at me
Been on the telephone for an hour
We hardly said a word
I tried and tried but I could not be heard
Why can't I explain?
Why do I feel this pain?
'Cause everything I say
She doesn't understand
She doesn't realise
She takes it all the wrong way

My girl's mad at me
We argued just the other night
I thought we'd got it straight
We talked and talked until it was light
I thought we'd agreed
I thought we'd talked it out
Now when I try to speak
She says that I don't care
She says I'm unaware
And now she says I'm weak



3: Night Boat to Cairo


It's just gone noon half past monsoon
On the banks of the river Nile
Here comes the boat only half-afloat
Oarsman grins a toothless smile
Only just one more to this desolate shore
Last boat along the river Nile
Doesn't seem to care, no more wind in his hair
As he reaches his last half mile
The oar snaps in his hand before he reaches dry land
But the sound doesn't deafen his smile
Just pokes at wet sand with an oar in his hand
Floats off down the river Nile
Floats off down the river Nile

All aboard, night boat to Cairo
Night boat to Cairo



4: Believe Me


Everything that I tell you, girl, every word that you hear
Every little whisper, let me make myself clear
There ain't no lies to deceive you, I love you too much for that
Every word that I say is true, you can believe me on that

My friends tell me jealous lies
Now I'm getting my goodbyes

Life without you, my dear
Was dull, as dull as can be
I ask you, my love, why not take me now
Not to leave me in misery
Saxophone

If you take in all they say
I guess I'll be on my way
Please, my darling, it's not true
I don't know this girl called Sue

Sue's a name I have not heard
I lost my girl from that one word
Will she come back, I just don't know
And I'm takin' a heavy blow, oh

I've got myself together
I can't go on in this cold weather
Christmas comes but once a year
It's a time of love and cheer

Your friends tell you jealous lies
Now I'm getting my goodbyes

No no no no, no no no no
No no no no, no no no no



5: Land Of Hope And Glory


Urrrrh
What's the time?
I was trying to get some sleep

Attention, urrraaah, bridges
Shorty, Nutty, Jack, Tommos motor

Uuuh, as you can see we've got a new recruit to this land of hope and glory
Hands behind you backs and legs apart and tell us all a story

Who me sir?
Yes, you ssssir!

I was an innocent man till someone grassed me up my plan
I'm earning some big a money
I hadn't mouthed it about, I am sure without doubt
I'd admit this land of hope and glory

Well you poor poor sod, here you're up sharp at six thirty
Cold shower down to breakfast, can't have you looking dirty
I suggest you eat what's given you even if it doesn't agree with you
It's all you will be getting up until twelve thirty
In between this time stay up in your room, you can dream about life
Get it

Two years of my teen age life given to this stand to attention life
Of land of hope and glory
I get so bored as time goes by, I think I'll do something dirty
I pick at the floor for juicy butts and I'll make myself a smoke
A bog roll and envelope stick it, falling down to pass my time

As the evening drags on, you can watch a little telly
Or dance with pans people with a little bit of belly
Pass yourself cold with a hint of yesterday
Don't complain learn the game and I'll get through another day

I was sitting there on the clock at long last is nine thirty
Off to bed straight to sleep as I leave this land of hope and glory
But only for a few seconds I'm in n ecstasy
Before the bell rings to let me know, sharp at six thirty

A the, a two, a six, a ta

Quiet, come on you lot, come on, lights out



6: The Prince


Buster, he sold the heat
With a rock-steady beat

An earthquake is erupting but not in Orange street
A ghost-dance is preparing, you got to help us with your feet
If you're not in the mood to dance step back, grab yourself a seat
This may not be uptown Jamaica but we promise you a treat
Buster bowl me over with your bogus dance, shuffle me off my feet
Even though I'll keep on runnin', I'll never get to Orange street

So I'll say there's nothin' left to say for the man who set the beat
So I'll leave it up to you out there to get him back on his feet

Buster bowl me over with your bogus dance, shuffle me off my feet
Even though I'll keep on runnin', I'll never get to Orange street

Bring back the, who is the, we want the



7: Tarzan's Nuts


Hey you seen jane?
No man, ok I'll catch the train
Can you wait a long time?
No, we gotta catch a flight
Well, that's roots man
No man it's a fruit
So give my stone, I'll save it for tonight



8: In the Middle of the Night


Nice man George, newsagent on the corner
Not very rich, but never any poorer
Jaunty old George, a happy sixty-three
Not very tall, but healthier than me
He whistles timeless tunes as he saunters down the street
Springs in his legs and elastic in his feet

But in the middle of the night, he steals through your garden
Gives your hosiery a fright and doesn't say pardon
As soft as a breeze with an arm full of underwear
On his hands and knees, dreams about the knicker scare

Hello there George, newsagent on the corner
How's the old car, yes the climate's getting warmer
Chatty old George as you get your morning paper
Read about the knicker thief, underwear taker
Bids you 'Good day', as you wander out the door
Never closes early, always cleans the floor

But when darkness hits the town and there's washing on your line
Get your knickers down, before the dreaded sign
When the clock strikes eight and you're snuggled up in bed
He'll be at the garden gate, filling underwear with dread

Nice man George, newsagent on the corner
He was closed today, maybe gone to mow the lawn
I had to go further down the road to get me current bun
Hello, isn't that George on page one ?
No it couldn't be, but yes it is
Difficult to see from these photofits

But they are after him, of that you can be sure
They've called him on the phone, they've knocked on his door
a-But he's gone away, gone to stay with some mates
He got the papers early and saw his own face



9: Bed and Breakfast Man


Well there's a man I know
At least I used to years ago
I didn't really mind
He used to come 'round all the time

Of course he had to be fed
I had to give him a bed
He used to kip on my sofa
They used to call him a loafer

I've heard he's changed a lot since then
But some of his ways he just can't mend

Told the other day
That he'd offered to pay
He didn't like his dad
He earned all he ever had

He didn't have no shame
He was a master at his game
He never showed his hand
He was the bed and breakfast man

He was, he was the bed and breakfast man



10: Razor Blade Alley


Ooooo, I didn't talk too much, in fact not at all
All but to ask for the price, I was to be no fool
Money's no time to waste ir to shoot up the wall
You got to know how to place to just take me to your school

She lead the way from the alley back to her house
Must not be seen going in, must not be seen coming out
She said I look mighty good but then she told me
I'm gonna give you a second helping

Ooooo, razor blade alley I've been there
Razor blade alley neither of us can
It was the prime time but the wrong place
It was my first time I hope my last date
I'm just too shy to check in
But this pain of this a razors is cutting in
Awwwoh

Ummmm, felt like a knight with the shining armour all of the time
She thought she was in a dream floating up on my mind
Now I awake she is nowhere, but the razor cuts deeper everywhere
Awwwoh



11: Swan Lake


Instrumental



12: Rockin' in Ab


I used to work nights with my dad, it was the best job I ever had
Until them blokes on their bikes came through
Said "Come on down to youth, brother, see what's new"
Well come on, come on, come on, let's have some fun tonight

Went to the dance like they said I should
It cost me a bob, but it was quite good
The band were jumpin' and a-jivin' around
Their 20 Watt amps really made a sound
Well come on, come on, come on, let's have some fun tonight

Well, I'll have a cup of tea and then I'll change me name
And I'll put my records o-ah-o-ah-on
Till all the geezers in the flat complain
"Wish that rockstar bloke was gone" is the moan

Let's have some fun tonight

Sold all my records and I bought a bike
I found some blokes who would do what I like
I saw the rigger who ran the hall
He said we can rehearse there any time at all
Well come on, come on, come on, let's have some fun tonight

We're really rocking now, I've got a bird
She says we are the best band she's ever heard
I've got a bike and I'm having a time
But my mum keeps saying "Rock 'n' roll's a crime!"
Well come on, come on, come on, let's have some fun tonight
All right, all night
Well come on, come on, come on, let's have some fun tonight



13: Mummy's Boy


In the pub, about seven thirty
Mother makes sure that his face ain't dirty
Him and mother go everywhere
Holds her hand without a care

Lived with mother for fourty years
The neighbourhood said that he must be queer
Normal folk a-just don't like that
Glad he can't hear behind his back

When mother dies, he will have a cry 'cos he'll be on his own
He's frightened stiff, would he come to this?
Will he lose her to the heavenly home?

In the pub, about seven thirty
Mother makes sure that his face ain't dirty
Him and mother go everywhere
Holds her hand without a care

Lived with mother for fourty years
The neighbourhood said that he must be queer
Normal folk a-just don't like that
Glad he can't hear behind his back

When mother dies, he'll have a cry 'cos he'll be on his own
He's frightened stiff, would he come to this?
Will he lose her to the heavenly home?

Once went out with a London girl
Dirty weekend in a hotel
Broke it off when she got shirty
She was twelve and he was thirty

Right after that he was bedsore
He wouldn't go out with girls no more
From that day since, he never has
He wants to do a-something dirty



14: Madness


Madness, madness, they call it madness
Madness, madness, they call it madness
It's plain to see, that is what they mean to me
Madness, madness, they call it gladness, ha-ha

Madness, madness, they call it madness
Madness, madness, they call it madness
I'm about to explain
That someone is losing their brain
Hey, madness, madness, I call it gladness, yee-ha-ha-ha

Propaganda ministers, propaganda ministers
I've a-got a heavy due
I'm gonna walk all over you 'cause

Madness, madness, they call it madness
Well if this is madness then I know I'm filled with gladness
It's gonna be rougher, it's gonna be tougher, pa-da-da, pa-da-da
But I won't be the one who's gonna suffer
Oh no, I won't be the one who's gonna suffer
You are gonna be the one, a-you



15: Chipmunks are Go!


One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
We're the chipmunks, hear us roar
We're the chipmunks, hear us roar
Sound off, Chipmunks
Sound off, Chipmunks
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four

D'you have a good time tonight, boys?
Yes, we sure did
Do you think the time is right, boys?
Yep, we sure do
Sound off, Chipmunks
Sound off, Chipmunks
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four

Chipmunks are go


MADNESS



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