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released August 14, 2016

Paul MacKay - Percussion
Tony Kemp - Drums
Jen Cooper - Back Vocals
Scott Roy - Bass
Martin Andrews - Guitar/Vocals
Pete Edmanson - Guitar/Backing Vocals

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Martin Andrews Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara), New Zealand (Aotearoa) based songwriter.

You can find the Polly Johnson Set and the music I write for them here: www.facebook.com/ThePollyJohnsonSet/

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Track Name: Trouble
Trouble, all on my, mind
I got, trouble all on my mind

When I woke up this morning on the seventeenth day
I got outta bed early, fell down on my knees to pray
I said “father in heaven, gotta listen to me
I got something on my mind, something’s troubling me”

Well I waited for an answer, but it wasn’t forthcoming
So I picked myself up & I got myself a gun
I went to the store, where they sell the TV
& the salesman said “What you lookin at me for?”

Well I shot that man, with my loaded gun
& the jailer came, charge of Murder one
& I went to the judge just to state my side,
I said, “Yes I killed that man, but that man he had to die”

I got, trouble all on my, mind
I got, trouble all on my, mind

“You see I work all day on the factory floor
Just to make my money, just to keep my home
& when I came home early from my shift last night
I found my wife in bed with that salesman guy”

Well judgement came & I was sentenced to life
Now I spend my time on the chain gang line
& when people ask me “what you doing time for?” I say
“Trouble on my mind is the reason for my fall”

I got, trouble all on my, mind
Track Name: (Gonna Do It Wrong Till I) Do It Right
Baby I want you
You know that I do
Cause somethings been happening
Between me & you

I know you’re waiting
Well waiting for what?
It’s time to come home now
Show me what you got

Chorus:
But I can’t hold you
Through the night
If you don’t want to
Be held right

I know you’re wary
That you might have been hurt
& nothings as scary
To a heart that’s been burned

I know you want this
As much as I do
Babe it’s true
Track Name: Poison Tree
Once upon a time ago
Lived a boy
Lived alone on a wooden hill
Thinking of his troubles once again

Looks out on a golden sea
Looks out on a world that he
Used to know but now he’s missing
Thinking of his troubles once again

Eats the fruit from a poison tree
Used to know what he wants to be
Now he don’t know anything
One more time,
He says ‘One more time’
But there’s no more time at all

‘I don’t know what’s happening
I don’t know where I should be
Somewhere else, but no one’s listening’
Taking on my troubles once again
Track Name: Merry Go Round
Have I been caught in your merry go round?
I’m standing still while you’re running around
I stand defenceless to the things that you say
But I wouldn’t have it any other way

Chorus:
Way, any other way

Now I remember when everything was new
Yeah & you kept me warm wrapped in a blanket of you
Now I’m outside & I wanna come in
But when the Devil made you, she built you to win

Chorus:
Win, she built you to win

Bridge:
Sometimes when I think I’m going outta my head
I think back to a place we were running instead
Now I’m ready but I’m lost I don’t know what to do
Cause every time that I try I just run into you, you, you

Have I been caught in your merry go round?
I’m standing still while you’re running around
I stand defenceless to the things that you say
But I wouldn’t have it any other way

Chorus:
Way, any other way
Track Name: Heaven's Above
Open your eyes
Look to the heavens and what do you see?
Up in the sky
When you look at the stars do they fall at your feet?

Cause honey I know
What it’s like
To be caught
In your smile

Open your hands
Who put the world in the palm of your hand?
What do you see?
When you’re looking for trouble does he look like me?

Cause honey I know
What’s on your mind
Every time
That we smile

Bridge:
What would I have to say
To make you come my way?
What would I have to do
To get the best from you?
Cause if I had to beg
Just to do the things we said
Well you know I wouldn’t try
To hurt you with my pride

Cause honey I know
What’s on your mind
Every time
That we smile
& yes I know
That you dream
What does that mean?
What does that mean?
Track Name: Haiku
Now you’re saying that it’s over
Now our time is at an end
Cause you were never really into me
You just liked all my friends

Drive the knife deep & deeper
Find the heart & drive it home
All the time that we’re together
Turns out you’re better off alone

Chorus
Tell me that it’s true that it all meant nothing
Tell me that it’s true it was only me
I could never hold you when it really mattered
I could never be what you want me to be

All my friends said you was good for me
That I’m lucky that I found you
But all the time that we’re out together
I never know where to find you

Oh baby what you done to me?
You got my lovin on fire
Cause all the time that we’re together
Turns out you’re nothing but a liar

Chorus
Break
Chorus
Track Name: Summer Rain
Go back to sleep now
It’s alright
Your Daddy is here now
It’s alright

So don’t cry
No Don’t cry,
It’s alright
No don’t cry
Don’t cry
Sweet child

Your sisters asleep now
& your Mother is home
As long as we’re here now
You’re never alone

So don’t cry
No Don’t cry,
It’s alright
No don’t cry
Don’t cry
Sweet child
Track Name: Lullaby
Waking up to the summer rain
When I’m with you it don’t look the same
I reach across and I feel your fire
We come together as we come alive

Take you over to the other side
Yeah you’ll know it when we find that feeling
Take you over to the other side
Fall

Waking up in our four post bed
I remember all the things we said
You’re taking hold of my desire
We’re making love cause I’m on your side

Chorus
Break

Making love to the summer rain
We go deeper & I feel your pain
I won’t remember all the things we’ve done
I only know the truth between me & you

Chorus
Track Name: Hurt
I know what you wanted
But it’s something that I cannot give
I left you broken hearted
There’s something bout the way we live
Woman don’t you worry
Cause I will never change my mind
I tell you that I’m sorry
But that is just to ease my mind

Chorus:
I could never lose that part of myself
The part that knows it wrong just being myself
I can never tell if this is right or wrong
It’s hard for me to tell myself, when I only want to sing my song

You ask me what I’m selling
I sold you seven pieces of gold
What’s with all the yelling?
You want to buy a piece of my soul?
I told you not to worry
One day I will be back on this dirt
I told you not to hurry
We only have one reason to hurt

Chorus:
I could never lose that part of myself
The part that knows it wrong just being myself
I can never tell if this is right or wrong
It’s hard for me to tell myself, when I only want to sing my song
Track Name: Naomi
Naomi ran away, again
She packed her bags and is gone, again
& I don’t think she knows
A soul, on the road
But I think, this time
She’s never coming home

Naomi ran away, once before
They found her the next day
Far from home
& when they bought her home
She cried, for days
& I don’t think this time
She’s ever coming home

Naomi lived next door, for a year
& I don’t think she knew
That I was here
I watched her run away
From the door, in the hall
& I hope this time
She’s never coming home
Yes, this time, this time
Naomi find your home
Track Name: Top Of The Street
I’ll meet you at the top of your street
Bring your dog, you know where to meet
Let’s skip school, let’s go ride our bikes
We can go anywhere we like

It’s 9 o’clock and I’m getting out of bed
I don’t care, what my teacher said
Let’s get high & fall off our bikes
We can do anything, that we like

Anywhere but home or school
Anywhere but here
I don’t care about your golden rules
All I care about is here

Heading home cause it’s getting late
See you tomorrow, don’t be late
Bring your books, you know where to meet
I’ll see you at the top of your street
Track Name: Jesus And The Man (The Horror)
Move a little closer,
hear my sordid tale
Bout a man & Jesus
& a trip through to..

Man was sent up river
4 along for the ride
To find this man Jesus
& terminate his hide

Man drift up river
His bible by his side
Reading up on Jesus
Why’d you run & hide?

Man drift for an hour
Man drift for a day
Don’t know what he’ll be doing,
Or what he’s gonna say

Man pulled up to the border
With Jesus on the other side
One final bridge to cross
Then he’s in his eyes

Man pulled up to the shore
A thousand eyes he sees
He says ‘Take me to Jesus’
They say ‘Follow me’

Man walks up to Jesus
He says ‘what did you do wrong?’
Jesus says ‘I don’t know son, but I can’t go on
Y’See I, I can’t sleep at night now,
For the things that I seen,
I just want absolution
Can you give it to me?’

Man looked up at Jesus,
Looked him in his eye
Then he understood nightmares
& he understood lies

Man went down to his boat
Got himself a knife
Then he walked up to Jesus
& set him free

It was the long gone dead of the summer
Between the devil & the deep blue sea
When first they came looking for Jesus
& then they came looking for me
They said ‘You want to be yours?’
I said ‘You want to be mine?’
Well there’s nothing better in between
Well there’s something that you better learn fast here boy
It’s that there’s stuff in here that you’ve never seen..

That’s the story of Jesus & the man
Only the names have been changed
To protect the guilty