Witchy Man

by aidan nolan

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released June 13, 2014

Produced and Arranged by Steve Lightbody
Mastered by Dave Neil at Modern Mastering, Brisbane, Australia

All words and music by aidan nolan
except Walk Into the Water. Lyrics by aidan nolan
Music by aidan nolan and Steve Lightbody
All songs published by aidan nolan

Cover art & Design by Fronz Arp
Photography by Bob Capazzo except Page 2 by Pamela Einarsen

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Track Name: Witchy Man
Mind focused on the far away, sticking to the plan
Faith healer in this cartoon play, that’s the WITCHY MAN
Speaks softly in the light of day, moves by dark of night
Thrill-seeker in the market-place, slipping out of sight

This is the way that we’re feeling, this is the day that we can
And if you think it’s hard to be the witchy woman
Try to be the WITCHY MAN

Builds your castle in the air, rides into the sun
Try to call him if you dare, doesn’t wear a gun
He’s the one out on a limb, muscles on his tears
He’s the tide against the swim, pressure on the peers

This is the way that we’re feeling, this is the day that we can
And if you think it’s hard to be the witchy woman
Try to be the WITCHY MAN

This is the way that we’re feeling, this is the day that we can
And if you think it’s hard to be the witchy woman
Try to be the WITCHY MAN

This is the way that we’re feeling, this is the day that we can
And if you think it’s hard to be the witchy woman
Try to be the WITCHY MAN
Track Name: Saint Rita's Day
The world woke up, it was SAINT RITA'S DAY
In every park, a band began to play
Every piece of clothing seem to fit just right
You're gonna look so clever when we’re steppin’ out tonight, so
Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY

Buses are running, but you don’t have to pay
The orphanage has no children, the postman has no bills
The priest has no confessors and the lawyers read no wills, so
Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY
(Get up, get up... get up, get up)
Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY

On all the news, they had nothin’ much to say
Those overdues, have just melted away
There’s bankers on the corner giving cash to passers-by
While mothers sleep in peace because their babies never cry
So, come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY
The empty road, is your personal highway

The fish are biting and the dogs don’t bark
The surf is running up in Central Park
The supermarket’s instituted fifty-six more lanes
There’s a million extra taxis comin’ if it ever rains, so
Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY

Your boss is smiling, he’s a real nice guy
The trains and the planes are gonna run on time
Your lover understands you and your friends don’t let you down
They value your opinion even find you quite profound, so

Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY
(Get up, get up... get up, get up)
Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY
(Get up, get up... get up, get up)
Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY
(Get up, get up... get up, get up)
Come on get up, this is SAINT RITA'S DAY
(Get up, get up... get up, get up)
Track Name: For You
Fool in an apple tree, far from reality

Writing a symphony FOR YOU, but I know
Somewhere in central park, choirs of dogs’ll bark
Harmony in the dark FOR YOU

Stilettos in the street’ll tap a rhythm for two

And coppers on the beat’ll drum debut avenue
The wind that’s whirling down the block

Is humming rhapsody in blue FOR YOU, just you

Fool in a paradise, takes off a bad disguise

No need to analyze FOR YOU, but I know

Down by the theatre lights, lovers who’ve lost the right
Sing away lonely nights FOR YOU

Stilettos in the street’ll tap a rhythm for two

And coppers on the beat’ll drum debut avenue
The wind that’s whirling down the block

Is humming rhapsody in blue FOR YOU, just you

Thunder, lightning in the skies that makes him wonder,
Who could hypnotize him under too FOR YOU, but I know


Fool in a dream machine, wondering where he’s been
He only dreams a dream FOR YOU, but I know
Pigeons that fly around, are dancing to the sound
Of an orchestra underground FOR YOU

Stilettos in the street’ll tap a rhythm for two

And coppers on the beat’ll drum debut avenue
The wind that’s whirling down the block

Is humming rhapsody in blue FOR YOU
Just you, just you, FOR YOU
Track Name: Some Stuff
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF out there waitin’ for me
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s decoratin’ for me
My baby calls my bluff, it’s enough to know she’s thinkin’ of me
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s gettin’ slinky for me

Alright, guess who’s staying home tonight
To hold tight and whip the cat until daylight
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been keepin’ for me
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been heatin’ for me

My baby got her way of talkin’, got her way of walkin’
Got her way of workin’ on me
My baby don’t mind if we’re up all night
My baby got her way of movin’, got her way of soothin’
Got her way of oozin’ with me
My baby says everythin’ feel just right

My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been keepin’ for me
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been heatin’ for me

Alright, guess who’s staying home tonight
To hold tight and whip the cat until daylight
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been keepin’ for me
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been heatin’ for me

My baby got her way of talkin’, got her way of walkin’
Got her way of workin’ on me
My baby don’t mind if we’re up all night
My baby got her way of movin’, got her way of soothin’
Got her way of oozin’ with me
My baby says everythin’ feel just right

Alright, guess who’s staying home tonight
To hold tight and whip the cat until daylight
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been keepin’ for me
My baby got SOME STUFF,
Got SOME STUFF she’s been heatin' (for me)

I know what you’re after, I know what you’re after
I know what you’re after, I know what you’re after
Track Name: Walk Into the Water
(What if) What if a man, what if a man can’t see?
(What does) What does a man, what does a man believe?

Where did the time go? Where did the man go?

What made the man go to sea? 

What made him walk into the water?

(Who thought) Who thought about it, who thought about it then?

(Who cared) Who cared about it, who cared about it when?

Why did the man go?  Why did they all know?

Who made the man go to sea? 

Who made him walk into the water?

How did the life go? How did the man know?

When did the man go to sea?
 When did he walk into the water?

Walk into the water

(What if) What if a man, what if a man despairs?

(Who thinks) Who thinks a man, who thinks a man repairs?

Where is the reason?  When is the season?

How did the man go to sea? 
Why did he walk into the water?


Why did he walk into the water?
 Why did he walk into the water?
Walk into the water
Walk into the water

Walk into the water
Walk into the water
Track Name: On Change
Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh, Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh

A time is gonna come, a place that you won’t know
A moment when you find out for yourself
Your life has been in embryo

Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change
Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh, Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh

The monkey on your back, the wolf outside your door
The chip that’s always on your shoulder
They won’t be there anymore, cos
Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change
Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change

So ding-dong, la-de-dah, we think we know how things are
They’re gonna change, they’re gonna change
So re-jig, re-config, re-adjust the thingumy-jig
It’s gotta change, it’s gotta change

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh, Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh

You could be sittin’ still, you could be going back
You might be moving fast and forward
But something’s gonna crack

Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change
Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change
Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change
Things are gonna change, believe me, things are gonna change

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh, Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh uh-oh
Track Name: Empty Heart
When they let me out of school, I played the fool
And I played the part real well

I had fought a lot of things and broke a lot of strings
And sung a silly song but I did not belong
To the melancholy mad
Who tell me they are glad that the winter’s through
But the rain had just begun to sit upon the sun
And so my spirit flew to the summer that is you

Empty Heart of mine, fill up on her love shine
And don’t let the sun rise, ‘til the morning come and I have to run

They called me on the phone when I came home
And they said nothing’s changed

But I was not surprised to look into their eyes
And see that what I’d missed had only been your kiss

Empty Heart of mine, fill up on her love shine
And don’t let the sun rise, ‘til the morning come and I have to run

Empty Heart…

Let me run away from here, help me through the crystal tear
To the other side of fear, make my own
Touch me with your smile again
Give me one more moment then,

You can see my feelings blend into your glow Empty Heart…

Empty Heart of mine, fill up on her love shine
And don’t let the sun rise, ‘til the morning come and I have to run
Track Name: Heading for the LCD
Bright ideas, sure to be a let-down

Doubts and fears, got to make ‘em turn round

Ain’t been done, that’s the theory now days

Till it’s been done, principle of "user-pays"


No preamble, watch for market signs here

Won’t take gambles, got a bottom line here

Make you fit, to the preconception

Till you fit, don’t get past Reception

Holding on, we just keep rolling on

HEADING FOR THE LCD, HEADING FOR THE LCD

Keep your eye, on the straight & narrow

Keep your mind, dumb and numb and shallow

Don’t say much, words are used to rule you

Look don’t touch, things are there to fool you


Don’t want changes, what could they be good for?

Rearranges, everything we stood for

Einstein, Voltaire, King & Luther

Fade with time, just like all the losers

There’s the square, now just stay over there
HEADING FOR THE LCD,HEADING FOR THE LCD
HEADING FOR THE LCD,HEADING FOR THE LCD

Bright ideas, how we try to shake them
Doubts and fears, got to overtake them
Life’s debris, got us by the collar

Freedom’s free, don’t you pay a dollar


No one’s lucky, no one gets the breaks here

No one’s stuck in, rules they have to take here

No use talking, not if no one’s listening
Just start walking, see the future glistening

Dare to be, defy your destiny

HEADING FOR THE LCD,HEADING FOR THE LCD
HEADING FOR THE LCD,HEADING FOR THE LCD
HEADING FOR THE LCD,HEADING FOR THE LCD
Track Name: For the Caitlin
Hover softly in this mystery place
You’re making memories that you can’t erase
I see your body and I see your face
But it doesn’t mean a thing Caitlin

Think quickly in this circumstance
Slow reactions and you lose the chance
You hear the music but you got to dance
Or it doesn’t mean a thing Caitlin
Doesn’t really mean a thing Caitlin

So much to tell you so little time
You got the reason, I got the rhyme
You call me buddy, I’ll spare the dime,
All of a sudden turning to mime
But it doesn’t mean a thing Caitlin
Doesn’t really mean a thing Caitlin

Judge kindly of the great unjust
They surround you on this cloud of dust
To every one of them you’re not one of us
But it doesn’t mean a thing Caitlin

Write boldly on your empty page
I didn’t come here just to shake your cage
I’m not a liar and I’m not a sage
So I hang on to this thing Caitlin
Yet it doesn’t change a thing Caitlin
But I never miss a thing Caitlin

So time to tell you so little much
I don’t have no permanent answers or such
Those you let go of are those that you clutch
All that you own is all those you touch
And I know you got this thing Caitlin
Don’t it make you want to sing Caitlin
Thanks for every little thing Caitlin
Track Name: The Innocent Look of a Very Guity Girl
She got THE INNOCENT LOOK OF A VERY GUITY GIRL
She got the kinda eyes gonna take her 'round the world
She got the two for one, she got the neon's on
She got the come undone, she don't need no gun
She got THE INNOCENT LOOK OF A VERY GUITY GIRL

She got the confidence plus and she ain't afraid to stare
She seem to kinda say "Hey! Whatcha doing over there?"
She got the here and now, she'll even show you how
She'll find a way somehow, 'cos you don't fight the power
Of THE INNOCENT LOOK OF A VERY GUITY GIRL

She's the one who's gonna get what everybody wants
She's the one who's gonna tell between the do's and the don'ts
She got the walking dream, she got the in-between
She got the cat and cream, do you know what I mean
About THE INNOCENT LOOK OF A VERY GUITY GIRL
That's what she got, she got
She got THE INNOCENT LOOK OF A VERY GUITY GIRL
Of a very guilty girl
THE INNOCENT LOOK OF A VERY GUITY GIRL
Guilty girl, guilty girl, guilty girl

You gotta open right up, open right up,
Open right up and let me in
You gotta open right up, open right up
Open right up and let me in
You gotta open right up, open right up
Open right up and let me in
You gotta open right up, open right up
Open right up and let me in
Track Name: Misadventurous Cowboys
MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS,
Big time losers with no more to lose, we are
MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS,
Always shaking the dust from our shoes
We ride a range of feelings, into a personal sun
Where MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS get to shoot their gun

MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS,
Always riding our famous horse change
MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS,
People are people but strangers are strange
We got a black bandana but we got, our white hat on
We’re MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS, you never see the gun.

This song’s for refugees, this song’s for brave little soldiers
This song’s for kamikaze lovers and this song’s for me

MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS,
Always drinking alone at the bar
MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS,
Never been taken but taken too far
We ride a range of feelings, into a personal sun
Where MISADVENTUROUS COWBOYS, get to shoot their gun

This song’s for refugees, this song’s for brave little soldiers
This song’s for kamikaze lovers and this song’s for me
Track Name: Eternity's Rainbow
So now we look around, look around going down
What do we see?

So now we sit and stare, sit and stare through the air
What can we be?


And all of yesterday’s papers could never make you understand
And all of Saturday’s lovers could never show me I’m a man

But there’s a blue lining, on ETERNITY'S RAINBOW
And there’s a blue river, yet to flow

So now we close the door, close the door like before
When we came in
And tuck ourselves in bed, into bed, then we said
“Where to begin?”

And all the tears of the children, who never ever learnt to cry

Are lost and tossed in the cauldron with those who never said “Goodbye”

But there’s a blue lining, on ETERNITY'S RAINBOW
And there’s a blue river, yet to flow, and I know…

We can make it flow, we can ride it, if we can find it
We can make it flow, we can ride it, if we can find it
We can make it flow

So now we look around, look around going down
What do we see?

So now we sit and stare, sit and stare through the air
What can we be?


The many moons of the millions
That shine up in the bright black sky
Are only riding the pillions of everybody’s lullaby

And there’s a blue lining, on ETERNITY'S RAINBOW
And there’s a blue river, yet to flow, I know, it’s so