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This page contains the lyrics to the two Supernaturals CD EPs, as well as some of the more recent unreleased tracks. Unless otherwise stated, all songs are either J.McColl and/or a combination of band members. I have surpressed the lyrics to the covers. (Actually, I don't know why I bothered putting these up, since most people have never even heard the songs!)

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Sitting In The Sun
Me, oh I love to sit out in the sun
And pretend to feel good everyone
In a world that's a bed of nails
It's a cushion when everything fails
Oh I love to sit out in the sun
Fall asleep 'til my skin starts to burn
I can hear the telephone ring
But I just hate doing some things
Stay here 'til the day after tomorrow [x2]
Me, oh I love to sit out in the sun
Take some books when I only need one
And I look at the girls up ahead
And pretend to them all that I'm dead
Stay here 'til the day after tomorrow [x2]
I'm stuck to this plastic chair
I don't think I'm going anywhere
Stay here 'til the day after tomorrow [x2]
Tomorrow [x2]

Absence
Hey!
I sent a package to ya,
I've been missing you like I do
How have you been keeping?
Have you onto your{%?}
I've been so miserable since the bottom fell out my world
Yes I miss every syllable that you ever spoke, my girl
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
But you've got to sometimes wonder
I wish I'd never squandered you
I was going to do it later
I was going to put it off for you
I feel like toilet paper
And all my stars have ceased
I've been so miserable since the bottom fell out my world
Yes I miss every syllable that you ever spoke, my girl
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
But you've got to sometimes wonder
I wish I'd never squandered you
Close the door now the horse has bolted,
My house of cards has folded
This is my worst nightmare come true
[guitar break]
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
But you've got to sometimes wonder
I wish I'd never squandered you
Close the door now the horse has bolted,
My house of cards has folded
This is my worst nightmare come true.

Caroline
Caroline, take a bite from this fruit
Your spots have all gone and you're looking good
No more depressing sitting adollescing
Caroline, your friends are so dull
You're stretching out and they're in alone
See those wedding bells,
They can go to hell
Don't let your life get filled up with regrets
Take your time and fall in to your own steps
Caroline, forget about that dial
You see what you want
Just go out and try it
See those bedroom posters,
Stick them in the toaster
Don't let your life get filled up with bitterness
Take your time and forget about the rest
[instrumental outro]

Slab
I'm all sixes, I'm all sevens
Always taking and I'm never giving
And I seem to see the worst in everyone
Give me a little longer
Beat myself into this corner
I can't help being sarcastic
Oh I hope that maybe you'd see past it
It's a habit that I just can't seem to quit
Give me a little longer
Beat myself into this corner
[guitar solo]
Give me a little anger
I'm a frog and I'm a weakling
I never listen to you when you're speaking
Oh I'm so wrapped up within my little self
Give me a little longer
Beat myself into this corner.

Godfrey
[Banter]
I'm just another tool that you can use
A trinket you can hang up when you choose
Barking out your orders
Soon you'll have me walking on the wire
I used to worship the ground that you walked on,
But now my Jesus phase has come and gone
The things I overlooked,
Everything you said sounds overcooked
I put up with you for far too long [x2][guitar solo]
The things I overlooked,
Everything you said sounds overcooked
I put up with you for far too long [x4]
They say that the meek will inherit Earth
I think that's more trouble than it's worth
You've come and gone
I put up with you for far too long.

I Don't Think It's Over. (Quite different from the alternative version)
You say we're on death-row,
Well I don't think that's so
It's just a phase we're going through
Well I don't think it's over [x2]
I don't think it's over now.
I know we are one-nil down
But we can turn it round
It just takes a lucky bounce or two
; Well I don't think it's over [x2]
I don't think it's over now.
I can see your point
You are out of joint
I guess there are things that we can do
Well I don't think it's over [x2]
I don't think it's over now.

Silverback
Let's not mess around
We both know what we want
Out of this lie
You can be yourself
I will be myself
Forget about those lies
Let's drop these false pretenses
That bring us here today
Get our backsides off these fences
And put our shyness away
Me, I've broken down
Stumbling around
Underneath this weight
You must understand
Life, it can be crap, but it also can be great
My door is always open to you today
So if you're down and your feet are soaking, just come my way
[flute solo]
Let's drop these false pretences
That bring us here today
Get our backsides off these fences
And put our shyness away.


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Let It Bleat is also featured on the Everest single, while the other three songs from this CD are almost identical to the album versions.

Juicy Fruit Recorded in Brill Building (where Marti Pellow and the Wets recorded their hit Love Is All Around)
Lazy old me
I forgot to say I loved you,
I'd forget my own name
If it was written om my forehead.
I shot myself in the foot,
For the 90 millionth time
Will I ever learn? [x2]
Lazy old me
I took you forgranted
I surprise even myself
That someone could be so stupid.
Now the bubbles burst,
I'm digging for the worst
Will I ever learn? [x4]
I shot myself in the foot,
For the 90 millionth time
Will I ever learn? [x2]


Working in Woolworths
I never thought I was a slacker myself,
So what am I doing stacking up these shelves?
All my expectations have gone?
I'm glued to the spot while the world's moving on
I daydream about a sunny beach,
But those dreams are so out of reach
Because I'm
Working in Woolworths,
I'm working in Woolworths these days
I'm working in Woolworths
It's a job and I suppose that it pays
The light is coming through the window display
Outside it's a magnificent day,
Inside my head and heart ache
I can't wait for my coffee break
I've had me fair share of higher education,
I thought that music would be my salvation
Now I'm
Working in Woolworths
I'm working in Woolworths these days
I'm working in Woolworths
It's a job and I suppose that it pays
I've got to get out of this rut
There can be no ifs and no buts
I'm working in Woolworths
I'm working in Woolworths these days
I'm working in Woolworths
It's a job and I suppose that it pays
It pays.

Richard And Judy
I wasn't designed for this life
You were my lover, now you're my wife
Vacuum cleaners and washing machines
Stupid clowns doing workout routines
I'm gonna get my arse in gear,
I'm gonna get the hell out of here
I'm sick and tired of being useless and moody
I'm sick and tired of watching Richard and Judy
I've got for too much time on my hands,
I try to explain but you don't understand
I tried to discover some self-esteem
But that doesn't come from keeping bathtubs clean
I'm gonna get my arse in gear,
I'm gonna get the hell out of here
I'm so tired of being bitter and moody
I'm so tired of watching Richard and Judy
Richard and Judy [x2]
And when you go out to your high-flying job
Do you tell your friends that I'm a slob?
Back at home so much less than I could be,
On my own watching Richard and Judy
I'm gonna get my arse in gear,
I'm gonna get the hell out of here
I'm so tired of being bitter and moody
I'm so tired of watching Richard and Judy
Richard and Judy [x2]
[Bridge] Baba ba
[Chorus]

More info about these when I get it...

Grooving In The Sunshine

She's The One 1 A fast song
or this?

She's The One 2 A slow song (different)
Anyone?

Golf Song
Anyone?

My Girlfriend Is A Zombie
Anyone?

Everything 2
Anyone? I think this may be an instrumental...

We Don't Know What We Are Going to Do With You
Anyone?

You and Me Song
I don't know if this is a Wannadies cover?

Runaway Train
I don't know if this is a Doobie Brothers cover?

Wasp Song (Exclusive Session)
Made me feel OK
You disconnected me like a telephone
Made up some phoney excuse about being alone
For once in your life
Why don't you tell the truth?
'Bout how you're bored with me
And there's nothing I can do
Summertime, can't get in the groove, Yeah
Still sunburnt from my break-up with you
You're just like the summer
In so many ways
Get bored with you when you're here,
And I miss you when you're away
Sitting watching someone else
%grass
Part of me is here but most of me is in the past
For once in your life
Why don't you tell the truth?
About how you're bored with me
And there's nothing I can do
Summertime, can't get in the groove
[Bum bum bum]
Still sunburnt from my break-up with you
Summertime, can't say I'm pleased
Got my own low/lot of pressure
Following me.

I Want You Back For Christmas
Oh the lights in the town are the same as last year
And I've got a cold
And I'm feeling down
I wish that you were here
It never snows and it always rains
And I'll end up thinking about you again
'bout you again [x3]
Yeah
Oh baby, baby, I want you back for Christmas
[I want you back for Christmas]
That tender separation %? [I want you back for Christmas]
Oh baby, baby, I want you back for Christmas
[I want you back for Christmas]
I'll let you walk all over me
I'll help you put the lights on your Christmas tree
Do you remember when I got a job
In a garden center as Santa Claus
Well you laughed at me
And you were quite right
I only wish you were here to laugh again tonight
It never snows and it always rains
And I'll end up thinking about you again
'bout you again [x3]
Yeah
Oh baby, baby, I want you back for Christmas
[I want you back for Christmas]
Pretend our situation is nothing but an illness
[I want you back for Christmas]
Oh baby, baby, I want you back for Christmas
[I want you back for Christmas]
I'll let you walk all over me
I'll help you put the lights on your Christmas tree
[Instrumental] [Repeat chorus]
I Don't Want Your Freedom (Written 1984 by G. Micheal of Wham!)

Do You Love Me? (Written by P. Stanley/B. Ezrin)

A Supernatural Thing (Written by Ben E. King)

Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (Written by N. Diamond/The Monkees)

Aching To Be by the Replacements

Wonder Boy (Written by R. Davies of The Kinks)

Flavour of the Month (Written by Stringfellow/Auer/The Posies)

Don't Let Me Down (Written by J. Lennon/P. McCartney)

He's Mistra Know it All (Written by S. Wonder)

Shang A Lang (by P. Coulter/B. Martin for the Bay City Rollers!)

D'Yer Maker (by Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham of Led Zeppelin)

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
(Written by R. Wood of Wizzard)

Lyrics to unreleased demos

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