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Stop Cloning About

1980, Jet Records, Jet LP 232

Stop Cloning About Side One
 1. Ruby Rhythms (Marcangelo)
 2. Captain Dandy (Hodgson)
 3. Silent Love (De Albuquerque)
 4. Magic Man (Kaminski)
 5. What's Your Game (Marcangelo)
 6. The Drinking Song (Marcangelo)

Side Two
 7. Mirrored Mirror (Hodgson)
 8. Hide It (De Albuquerque)
 9. See You In My Pillow (De Albuquerque)
10. In The Distance (Marcangelo)
11. Clear Away (Kaminski)
12. Home To Tea (De Albuquerque)

Druhé Violinski album "Stop Cloning About" spatřilo světlo světa v roce 1980. Na rozdíl od jeho předchůdce bylo toto album pojato v tvrdším stylu, přesto lyričtější a muzikálnější. Hlavním vokalistou zde byl Michael De Albuquerque, zatímco u prvního alba jím byl John Marcangelo. Paula Manna nahradil Ian Whitmore.

"Ruby Rhythms" startuje jako první se zastřenými tóny Michaela. Píseň byla vydána též jako singl. Další skladba, "Captain Dandy" zrychlí poněkud tempo, ačkoli vokály jsou trochu ztracené za hudbou. Mik odvádí svou hrou poctivou práci jako vždy! Dalšími jsou "Silent Love", pěkná, trochu záhadná a "Magic Man", jež dá vyniknout hlasovému talentu Mika ač ve vyšším akcentu. Rovněž vynikající. "What's Your Game" poskytne další příležitost "pohoupat se". První strana končí písní "The Drinking Song".

Druhá strana začíná skladbou "Mirrored Mirror", opět nás hned na začátku rozhoupe. Druhá "Hide It" je jen průměrem s nevýraznými vokály. "See You In My Pillow" je další skladbou, tentokrát v orientálním stylu. Skladba "In The Distance" opět trochu v orientálním stylu byla vydána též jako singl, uvedený pod názvem "Scenario". "Clear Away" je další píseň Mika Kaminského. Jestli to zpívá on sám je těžké poznat, místy se slova ztrácejí jakoby utopená. Album končí písní "Home To Tea". Je to pohodová instrumentálka s přitažlivým Mikovým piccikatem. Stylem doprovodu připomíná trochu Supertrampy. Do téhle skladby se lze zamilovat!

Stop Cloning About - Lyrics

1980, Jet Records, Jet LP 232

Produced by Mik Kaminski, John Marcangelo, John Hodgson Engineered by Mack
Lyrics transcribed by Stephen Greenwood and Ray Murray
* = Lyrics incomplete, ..?.. = cannot identify

Ruby Rhythms *

Down at Ruby Rhythms..?.. 
Seems he doesn't know what time of day or night it is 
When he's done Ruby..?.. 
I was fixing cars and dreaming 'bout guitars and 
Playing one night stands to all his rock'n'rolling friends he may get 
And rolling in the aisle 

Just like he's out to be good, he come from out of the wood 
To rock and roll - rock and roll 

We're down at Ruby Rhythms - We're down at Ruby Rhythms 
We're down at Ruby Rhythms - We're down at Ruby Rhythms 

Hear him playing with his band down Ruby Rhythms 
..?..two by two by two by two by two by two..?..
Caught up in the act 

And like he's out to be good, he come from out of the wood 
To rock and roll - rock and roll 

We're down at Ruby Rhythms - We're down at Ruby Rhythms 
We're down at Ruby Rhythms - We're down at Ruby Rhythms 

(Marcangelo)
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Captain Dandy *

Captain Dandy - all tired of being alone 
Quit the Navy - told himself that he should phone 
Though so long ago - how could she have known 
He'd be back today - she'd only hoped and prayed 

In the mirror - still a young girl full of laughter 
Cook the dinner - they'd be happy ever after 
Oh, the songs he sang - that's how they began 
She remembered Capatin Dandy's favourite tune 
Here it comes again 

City girls they're best 
You know that pretty girls they never show 
City girls they kiss you goodbye 
Pretty girls they never cry 

Back in town - in the crowded..?..bars 
Captain Dandy - and the friends pile in their cars 
Watch them do the rounds - one night on the town 
Listening to them singing Dandy's favourite song 
Here it comes again 

City girls they're best 
You know that pretty girls they never show 
City girls they kiss you goodbye 
Pretty girls they never cry 

Captain Dandy - all tired of being alone now 
Went back home - nothing left, he did not know how 
On the table just a note - and goodbye is all she wrote 
He sat down and started 
Sang his favourite song, here it comes again 

City girls they're best 
You know that pretty girls they never show 
City girls they kiss you goodbye 
Pretty girls they never cry 

(Hodgson)
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Silent Love

Silent love 
I stood there waiting for you after school 
Thinking from a distance I could be no fool 
But take it all in, silent love 
You came and took my heart and soul away 
Now I just wanna think about you night and day 
You me and my silent love 

You stand like a statue 
You know your position is too high and mighty for some 
I love the way you seem to be so unconcious 
Of what you're doing to this one 

Silent love 
I like to pitch you on the telephone 
You calling to me baby, I am so alone 
come on home, silent love 
I keep on telling myself every night 
That one day everything is gonna be alright 
You me and my silent love 

You stand like a statue 
You know your position is too high and mighty for some 
I love the way you seem to be so unconcious 
Of what you're doing to this one 

Silent love 
I never known a feeling hurt so bad 
To think of all the lovers that you must've had 
Yet it will be, silent love 
You're everything I ever thought you'd be 
But can not wait until the day that you are free 
Suffering in silent love 

Silent love - silent love - silent love... 

(De Albuquerque)
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Magic Man

There's a hole in the wall which makes everything small 
There's a hole in the floor, but they still use the door 
There's a hole in the ceiling that was put there with feeling 
There's a hole in my head, what more needs to be said 
What more needs to be said 

There's a day in the week to pretend you're a freak 
There's a month in the year to be really sincere 
There's a note in the scale, that just wasn't a way 
There's a note in the chord, wants you all to applaud 
Wants you all to applaud 

Magic is everywhere (Magic Man) 
We need to make it happen 
There's always some magic to share (Magic Man) 
Believe and make it happen 

Colour and laughter are needed now, 
Think of the beauty around you 
Happy the things that give love to the world, they surround you 
Sun shining through, coming out of the blue 
Giving the light to sustain us 
Moonlight and love with a star to the right to unchain us 

Magic is everywhere (Magic Man) 
We need to make it happen 
There's always some magic to share (Magic Man) 
Believe and make it happen 

Magic man on the stage, leaves you all in a daze 
Magic man in the sky, keeps us all in his eye 
Magic man in your heart, gives a boot and his scarf 
Magic man in your mind, wants us all to be kind 
Wants us all to be kind 

Magic is everywhere (Magic Man) 
We need to make it happen 
There's always some magic to share (Magic Man) 
Believe and make it happen, yeah 

(Hodgson)
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What's Your Game *

You ask how I'm doing 
Well now, I'm doing fine 
You left our love in ruins 
But it's just been a matter of time 

Why d'you care 
I'd like to know 
Why d'you care 
Well you left me, now you say you want to be 'round 

What's - your - game! 
What's - your - game! 

You took so much from me 
Now you want to give it all back 
Seems strange the way that you're acting 
Tell me what you're playing at 

Why d'you care 
I'd like to know 
Why d'you care 
Well you left me, now you say you want to be 'round 

Before we play your game, show you the rules 
..?.. 
..?.. 

What's - your - game! 
What's - your - game! 

You ask how I'm doing 
Well now, I'm doing fine 
You left my life in ruins 
But it's just been a matter of time 

Why d'you care - I'd like to know - what's your game 
Why d'you care - I'd like to know - what's your game 
Why d'you care - I'd like to know - what's your game 

(Marcangelo)
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The Drinking Song

Sat in the bar at the station 
Travellers sit waiting for trains 
Each to their own destination 
Saying goodbye to their friends 

So let us drink to the times we're together 
Let's not be sad 'bout the times we're apart 
Wherever you go, and no matter how far 
Here you'll remain in my heart 

Train rollin' in at the station 
She says Must be later than we think 
Should we pick up your bags and walk to the door? 
Or maybe just have one more drink? 

And so we'll drink to the times we're together 
Let's not be sad 'bout the times we're apart 
Wherever you go, and no matter how far 
Here you'll remain in my heart 

Wish I didn't have to go 
Wish I didn't have to go 
Time, please! 
Have you no homes to go to? 
You in the suit...OUT!

Should we pick up your bags and walk to the door? 
Or maybe just have one more drink? 

And we will drink to the times we're together 
Let's not be sad 'bout the times we're apart 
Wherever you go, and no matter how far 
Here you'll remain in my heart 

Laa, la la laa, la la laa... 

(Marcangelo)
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Mirrored Mirror *

Walked in the room - what did you see 
Only the mirror standing before me 
What did you do - I stood and I stared 
Watching the finger pointing at me 
Next to a man - standing alone 
Trying to tell me he's coming out 
Wanting to help - towing the line 

Oh mirrored mirror man help me 
Oh mirrored mirror man help me 
I don't know who it was sending 
Oh mirrored mirror man please defend me 

Changing our place, - letting me in 
I'll show you where to begin 
I was in him - he was in me 
Watching a thousand tv screens 
Where's the switch - change the scene 
See where I'm going - where I've been 
Staring above - in outer space 
Well I've seen his face 

Oh mirrored mirror man help me 
Oh mirrored mirror man help me 
I don't know who it was sending 
Oh mirrored mirror man 

Starry night ..?.. 
..?..on horseback riding alone 
..?..back to beyond 
Carry me back to evermore 

Oh mirrored mirror man help me 
Oh mirrored mirror man help me 
I don't know who it was sending 
Oh mirrored mirror man please defend me 

(Hodgson)
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Hide It *

Hand all your money over to me 
Don't give a thought 
You'll be in..?.. 
Come to some..?..right away 
Come to your senses 
..?..we'll both be late 

Move it - up into the mountains 
On a mule train - leave not a trace behind 

Then will you find a..?.. 
..?.. 
When no-one looking 
Hide it - hide It 

Hand all your money over to me 
Don't give a thought 
You'll be in..?.. 
Come to some..?..right away 
Come to your senses 
..?..we'll both be late 

Move it - up into the mountains 
On a mule train - leave not a trace behind 

Then will you find a..?.. 
..?.. 
When no-one looking 
Hide it - hide It 

(De Albuquerque)
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See You In My Pillow *

Had a long think today
Was something to do
Surely I know
Was ready to go
Wish that I could
That I could be with you

The clock struck started..?..
It's just another day
I'm walking around
Trying to make
A little bit of sense of it all

(Like nothing better on days like today)
(On occasions like this than)
Sitting here doin' nothing
Waiting for the time to go by
(Knowing at the end of the day just got to jump in)

See You In My Pillow - later tonight
See You In My Pillow - later tonight

Picked your nose today..?..
The one with the picture
Read it right through
And read it again
But I couldn't find
The point you wrote last time

The clock struck started..?..
It's time to say goodbye
The breakin up here
Is always too soon
And so and so I'm always too late

(Like nothing better on days like today)
(On occasions like these than)
Sitting here doin' nothing
Waiting for the time to go by
(Knowing at the end of the day just got to jump in)

See You In My Pillow - later tonight
See You In My Pillow - later tonight

The clock struck started..?..
It's just another day
You may not be near
But this much I know
I'm gonna get to see you tonight

See You In My Pillow - later tonight

(De Albuquerque)
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In The Distance *

You're on your own - searching for the highway 
Where you came from - where you're going 
You don't know - you don't care 
Just as long - as you start 

Here and I walk - through these shadows 
Passers by don't see their faces 
Walking through them - lets go by them now? 

The sun goes down - still the road's a long long way 
In the distance - lights are shining 
You can't go now - you're not goin' reach them..?.. 
It's a long way 
On your own - on your own - on your own 

(If you should ever, ever change your mind) 
(Call on me, I'll be right here by your side) 

Together we will find the road 
That leads into the light 
And hand in hand we'll travel on 
Don't fear now about - light 

In the distance - lights are shining 
We can go there - we can reach them 
Though it's a long way - you're not alone now 
Come on let's go now 
Come on baby 

(Marcangelo)
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Clear Away *

It's a new day so clear away 
All of the past, you know it's faded so fast 
And when you say you're here to stay 
Make me a home, never be here alone 
Never knew a way, expecting the best 
Living to love, and giving love to the rest 
And when they say stop having your fun 
Leading your life always needing a gun 

Spend a day here, and stay tonight 
Don't fly away on a bird that's inflight 
Playing so near, and nothing to fear 
Breathing the air but we're..?..to share 
Go it freely..?..feeling the cold 
No need to rush, such a new way to go 
Never hear them shouting at you 
Get them behind at the back of the queue 

(Kaminski)
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Home To Tea

And so home to tea!

(De Albuquerque)


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