Live At Brighouse

by Benny Mayhem

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Recorded Friday 10 January 2014.
Live at the Commercial/Railway Inn, Brighouse HD6, UK.
Five months into my first UK tour: 213 shows in 11 months.

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released December 1, 2015

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonathan Burr.
Thanks to Jason Fieldhouse, UK buskers and Keep Streets Live.
Artwork by Mike Wafer at Fuck Yeah! Media.
Photography by Derrick Wess, London.
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Track Name: Bulwer Street Waltz [live]
And I will tell you a tale of a Saturday night
That went on for months ‘cause it just felt so right
And when I look back on the things that were done
Some of it was dumb but was mostly just fun

I was just 21, I was far from my home
All I wanted to do was to be in The Zone
17 years of institutions
Punishments lies and contradictions

‘Cause you’re told when you’re young that you can’t cross the line
But how else can you tell what is wrong and what’s right?
So I do not regret all the friends that I made
The ones I obeyed or the ones I betrayed

I fell in love on those hot summer nights
But it’s hard to stay true when your mind’s on the white
Every gold coin has a queen on one side
Just like every cloud has a silver, white line

We were stared at in clubs
But we didn’t care
My only regret is that I didn’t dance
Track Name: On The Run [live]
Well, I've been a tool
And I played the fool
Fucked up school
I had too much fun breakin' all the rules

And I've been a drunk
And I messed around
On the dole
Sold my soul, blame it on rock'n'roll

I'm not dumb just having fun
And I'm not ashamed of all the things I've done
I'll make my own rules, thank you very much
I'm on the run.

Well, I've been a whore
I broke all the laws
I've been poor
I'll do anything 'til I get bored

But now it's time to flee
They're after me
Life of sin
Thompson's weasels finally closing in

I'm not dumb just having fun
And I'm not ashamed of all the things I've done
I'll make my own rules, thank you very much
I'm on the run.
Track Name: Just In Case [live]
How would you feel if I'd grown up to be a customs officer?
Well, if that was my calling I'm pretty damn sure you'd be proud of me.
But I might never have had my chance to dance
And I'd bend any rules I found irrelevant
'Cause who goes into that line of work but a hypocrite, or a weirdo?

And I know I must be my own worst enemy
So I want to say cheers for putting up with me.

Now how would I be if I'd grown up to be the Admiral of the Fleet?
All those guns and missiles
All the influence and style
You'd be proud of me
But just like my old man
And like his before
I'd be a veteran of war
America's pawn
Unlike those men I had a choice and I chose to be free.

And I know I must be my own worst enemy
So I want to say cheers for hangin' 'round with me

And I know I must be my own worst enemy
So I want to say cheers for hangin' 'round
I'll do my best never to let you down
I'll never forget you hangin' 'round with me.