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Hoodoo

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  • Label: CBS/Columbia/Sony Music
  • Release: 22 Apr, 1991

On my own now. No longer CBS’s baby. They had become tired of the obstacles. They read laziness into what was mental ill health. They did not understand why I seemed to want to scupper the commercial success I had. I began writing with Pete Glenister. A guy who had a short stint as guitarist on the raindancing tour and who was ‘let go’. Pete and I make a good team. He is a gentleman and a scholar and a great writer. We were excited by each others’ ideas. I suggested perhaps that he produce me. Muff Winwood AandR told me to do what I liked. I did.

In making Hoodoo, we were left to our own devices and found some passion and aggression again. It is not a flawless record…but I know of few that are… and none that I have made… but it became a road that lead to my understanding myself much better. It has some songs on it that I am very proud of and favourites, It wont be long, This House, Hoodoo and chunks of Footsteps.

Mixed reviews. The record company were disheartened by the decline in sales and lost interest and faith. I was just getting back it again.

Alison, writing here, May 2007

  • Footsteps

    • Lyrics

      It wont be clean and easy
      There's more to carry than a case or two
      I come with a history that I wont forget in a life with you
      This man's been true to me and I didn't come by him easy
      Shame shame crying shame
      Losing more than a family name
      Don't let your footsteps falter
      You're gonna get wet if you dip in the water
      Be sure what you take me for and I wont ever want for more
      Don't let your footsteps fail me
      You're gonna get sunk if you slip on the way
      When I say the time is right
      Go walk this mother out of sight

      I didn't plan to meet you now here I am on a roundabout
      See the road where I lived my life
      If I go with you there's no turning back
      I'm tired and I ain't proud but I want you more than I ever have
      Tell me baby, did you think about it?

      It wont be young and pretty
      Look around you, you know it
      Ain't nothing new for me I don't get fooled so easy
      What's good ain't gonna be fine six months on down the line
      Shame shame crying shame
      Losing more than a family name

      Have you found it, did you find what you're looking for
      You know you change your mind and it's a waste of time
      And heaven only knows you'll be on your own

  • It Won't Be Long

    • Lyrics

      One of these days
      I'm waiting on a day
      When nobody comes to trample my meadow
      Biding my time
      There's gonna be a time
      Might take a while
      But changes are coming
      And it wont be long
      When everything you said
      Won't sit around and pile up with the traffic in my head
      And when I wake up
      I wont see you on the bathroom floor
      In the tangle of clothes we left lying there
      It wont be long

      One of these nights
      With company I find
      I wont be inclined to leave before sunrise
      When my eyes, my mouth, my hands, my head
      Don't tell me that nobody else will do

      And it wont be long
      When everything you said
      Won't sit around and pile up with the traffic in my head
      And when I wake up
      I wont see you on the bedroom floor
      In the tangle of rope we left lying there
      It wont be long
      It wont be long
      'Till it's all gone

      And it wont be long
      When everything you said
      Won't sit around and pile up with the traffic in my head
      And when I wake up
      I wont see you by the bedroom door
      In the wallpaper stained by the cup that I threw at your head
      It wont be long

  • This House

    • Lyrics

      Whose sticky hands are these
      And what is this empty place
      I could be happily lost
      But for your face
      Here stands an empty house
      That used to be full of life
      Now it's home for no one
      And his wife
      It's a hovel and

      (Who)
      Who can take your place
      I can't face another day
      And
      (Who)
      Who will shelter me
      It's cold in here
      Cover me

      Under these fingertips
      A strange body rolls and dips
      I close my eyes
      And you're here again
      Later as day descends
      I'll shout from my window
      To anyone listening
      I'm losing

      (Who)
      Who can take your place
      I can't face another day
      And
      (Who)
      Who will shelter me
      It's cold in here
      Cover me

      Oh, in a plague of hateful questioning
      Tap dancing every syllable from ear to ear
      I hear the din of lovers jousting
      When I'm hiding with my head to the wall
      So

      (Who)
      Who will shelter me
      It's cold in here.

  • Rise

    • Lyrics

      Baby loose that frying pan
      You don't live to feed that man
      Nothing's gained through self-denial
      'Cos you weren't born to be servile
      Don't you know you've gotta
      Rise - Think about what you do now
      Where do you belong
      Are you somebody's niggababe
      Or does the fight go on

      Do you think the hurting is gonna go away
      If you leave uprising for another day

      Hey Mister! Better teach your child to run
      From all you name as just harmless fun
      Do you show respect everywhere you go
      Do you teach the young man how to treat your own

      Don't you know you've gotta
      Rise - Think about what you do now
      How do you behave
      Would you leave your children
      What you see today

      Freedom to the children of the world

      Think about what you do now
      Everything you see
      Life ain't living in a magazine
      Life ain't living

      Sister! Why do you trade it in
      For a diamond chip and a rabbit skin
      His big red car is a mote too fast
      And it wasn't built for the ride to last

      Freedom to the slave of the slave
      (And you know you are)

  • Wishing You Were Here

    • Lyrics

      I can't begin to tell you how it feels
      It's a clear blue sky
      Out here my heart so full it's fit to burst
      Just counting the hours
      Home, such a long way gone
      How to share a day, here's my only way
      Send myself to you
      Wishing you were here

      I can't begin to tell you where I've been
      It's a world behind
      And if we are to find our heaven here
      We just have to look harder
      Now I can see you
      I never could before, now I want nothing more
      When I close my eyes
      Wishing you were here

      Home such a long way gone
      How to share a day, here's my only way
      When I close my eyes
      Wishing you were here

      I can't begin to tell you how it feels

  • Hoodoo

    • Lyrics

      Well now everyone says you've got a heart of gold
      Huh! Yeah it's one of those things being brought and sold
      Now it's back on the market I've been told
      Hoodoo, you
      Well I rue the day I ever saw your face
      (Thank you God for the day I saw his face)
      Even more the day I opened up my place
      You can go and park your car in space
      Hoodoo you. Hoodoo
      Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

      Save it for your mother
      Save it for the judge
      Save it for your brother who can never ever get enough
      Share it with your neighbours
      Share it with your friends
      Hand it out if you're ever in doubt
      But here is where your credit ends
      Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

      Well now look at all the candles on your wall
      Set a little flame to one and all
      Burn them out it's fine to fall
      Hoodoo, you
      And now don't I just know what you're coming for
      (The sweetest thing without a d-dou-doubt)
      Ain't just for banging on my door
      (She don't know what its all a-b-bou-bout)
      Well I ain't hungry anymore
      Hoodoo you. Hoodoo. Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

      Save it for your mother
      Save it for the judge
      Save it for your brother who can never ever get enough
      Share it with your neighbours
      Share it with your friends
      Hand it out if you're ever in doubt
      But here is where your credit ends
      Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

  • (Meeting With My) Main Man

    • Lyrics

      Well sugar sweetness
      Move yourself
      I gotta go I got a meet to make
      Fine as it is back there
      Back up your tin can
      Pack off your sweet behind
      Ain't got no time to fool around
      Ain't no wet nurse to you child
      Pick it up

      Baby meeting with my main man
      And I get a belly full of lovin'
      Meeting with my main man

      When I get through here gonna make my way
      Up to the 22nd floor with a pile of money
      I'll throw it all up for a hit on the back wall
      If I want more you'll be the first to know
      I'll call you later - much later

      Just doing fine my dear up here
      Look around "Where do we go" you say
      Never could come where I wanna be
      This is hard as hell and I don't want to take it easy
      Come on now - shake me

  • Back Where I Belong

    • Lyrics

      Have no faith
      Believe me, don't believe in me
      I'm gonna let you down
      You make it so very easy
      He's waiting for me
      That's the way I ever want it to be
      It's always been the same
      Yes it has, do you see. Wanna be where I belong

      I belong
      What am I supposed to do?
      If he were there I wouldn't be with you
      And you know the time is wrong
      I'm going home back where I belong

      You cant loose what you don't have
      Making waves wont keep mine from me
      I was lonely and there you were
      Don't think he's hiding in the backroom
      He knows with a wave of his hand
      (On my way) you'll be out and I
      (On my way) I'll be on my way
      (On my way) back where I belong

      I belong
      If he were there I wouldn't be with you
      And you know that it's all I have
      I'm telling you baby I can't stop now

      He's waiting for me
      I gotta go 'cos
      I feel his hand
      Reminds me how ain't no use in having any other man

  • My Right A.R.M.

    • Lyrics

      Don't be afraid of the dark my love
      What would old Hobbs do with this pure heart?

      Where shadows inch like rising damp
      Their seaweed fingers will us all to be wakeful, oh

      What a night for naming stars and parking cars
      Sink into our cloud of down and sleep with me

      Angel, angel, hold your head up high
      In no way let God's kingdom pass you by

      There's an open door and the lights are on
      And all the goings on, the shouting mouths are gone

      Though why should I care anyway?
      I'll see your sweet face everyday and that's everything oh

      A prayer that I may never find you there
      Folded up in an empty room too tired to laugh at a vaulting moon

      Angel, angel, hold your head up high
      In no way let God's kingdom pass you by
      In no way let God's kingdom pass you by

  • Never Too Late

    • Lyrics

      I saw a face, grey as the cold December
      A face I know, not the one that I remember
      I wanted to hide but I cant run out on you forever
      (Milky eyes like opal stones
      Staring through a stained glass window
      It's never too late to change your mind
      Looking through a stained glass window)
      It's never too late

      I know a man, couldn't change the peace that stands between us
      But these open hands are empty bowls to fill
      (Come for the one who pays the most
      You don't get thanks for loyalty)
      And all your friends, they've gone and sold you down the river
      They've got your phone book now
      (Once your life was a fiery feast
      Now it's just a burning ember)

      It's never too late
      We'll get it back together
      It's never too late
      Release me from this sorrow

      Will you never learn, love knows no bounds
      Beggar or a king, it will bring you down
      Fool may I be, cant give up the ghost that haunts me

      I saw a face, grey as a cold December

      It's never too late

  • Find Me

    • Lyrics

      Is your heart so heavy
      That it weighs you down
      So all you have is time
      Don't turn away
      We have both seen darker days
      And there's always a light that shines

      (Do you feel like) all your hopes are a long way gone
      (Does it seem like) every road only takes you down
      (Do they shut you out)
      Don't be afraid of what they say
      Throw back your head and cry

      When you need somebody, find me there
      When you're feeling empty I'll be there - find me

      When you're feeling weary with no peace of mind
      And the tone of your voice is hollow
      You're home to stranger that won't belong
      And there's no-one else to follow

      (Do you feel like) nowhere, oh no, there's no better way
      (Does it seem like) nobody hears a word you say
      (And they shut you out)
      And where does it say that a man ain't a right
      To throw back his head and cry

      You don't need to tell me 'cos I know
      I know how you feel (you're miles away)
      You don't need to show me (nobody listens to a word you say)
      We can shut them out
      Where does it say that a man ain't a right
      To throw back his head and cry

      When you need somebody find me there
      I'll be right beside you
      When you're feeling empty I'll be there
      Can you hear me? I'll be singing