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by luke hurley

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You took the money from my people You took the bell from the steeple You took my only hope away Jean Claude Duvalier And if greed were a virtue I know that nothing would hurt you If corruption were quaint You’d be some kind of living saint Duvalier Duvalier you took the money and you ran away Duvalier Duvalier you took the money and you ran Who was that beautiful lady The one by your side The one O so well dressed The one you had to hide Who was that beautiful lady The queen of every shopping spree Live a life of luxury back in gay Paree Duvalier Duvalier you took the money and you ran away Duvalier Duvalier You took it back to France Now that suffering has come to you And you’re scraping for a franc or two When you know just what to do I guess you’ll turn around You took the money from my people You took the bell from the steeple You took my only hope away Jean Claude Duvalier Jean Claude Duvalier Jean Claude Duvalier
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I’m in love with the Mona Lisa Through plate glass they let me see her Winning smile millions feed her I’m in love with the Mona Lisa Take your plastic money your color T.V. Sell it with your house if you want to go see A Leonardo Da Vinci Well that’s good enough for me Sold my house sold my car I even sold my Martin guitar Sold my house sold my car I even sold my Stratocaster I was going to get to see a Leonardo Da Vinci It’s good enough for me if it’s good enough for you Cruising high in a 747 Cruising high feeling like I’m in 7th Heaven Air Hostess pours a G & T I’m feeling right friendly But you’re not (the) Madonna Got to Paris took a taxi to the Louvre Feeling jet lag (but just like Madonna I’m in the groove) And there’s Japanese Cantonese Lebanese Vietnamese Taiwanese Siagonese Ceylonese Turning into Sri Lankese Kiwis & god damn Yankees They’re not singing my song they’re singing Paul Simon . . . They’re singing I got a Nikon camera Gotta take a photograph Momma don’t take my Kodachrome away . . . cause When I got to see that picture cut those social financial strictures When I got to see her She was just a . . . Like that national TV Commercial With a crack in the plate glass But she’s got no arse . . . . . . I’m in love with the Mona Lisa I’m in love with a Leo Nardo Da’Vinci I’m in love with a British Airways Hostess Who’s nice to me I’m in love with Madonna In the groove Jet lagged dirty yeah See you later
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“I worked for years in your factory You say there’s no more work for me For what its worth I’d work for free For what its worth in your plastic money You phase me out You phase me out I live in fear Cold as ice Just as clear That you only be so strong While the power is on When that big fuse blows Gonna have to go Digital watch don’t tick or tock This is the age of the civilised robot Profit for the big think man Do you fit that big think plan?” When the big fuse blows Gonna have to go Gonna have to go “Pretty soon you gonna say I can work while you play Hey Louie be my caddie today 36 holes and I clearly see 36 holes in the shadow Of the factory”
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04:42
Hindus say “It all started with a sound" O yeah Christians say "it was spoken out in a word" That’s a sound Steve Hawkins says "It all started with a bang" O yeah That's the sound Hello Steve alright Started with a sound Look you hear this solid ground We’re living in the skin Yet there’s a fire deep within There’s an ozone hole In the human soul And we’re living in The fragile skin It started with It all started with A sound (instrumental solo) It started with a sound Look you hear this solid ground We’re living in deep space And the centre’s any place Yet nowhere to be found It all started With a sound There’s an ozone hole In the human soul There's a molten core In a human heart And we're spinning round The mighty spark And we're standing on a moat It started with a sound With a let there be light Sound
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03:51
MacDonnell Douglas DC 10-30 ZKNZP 1979 Low flying Low flying and all the crew and all the passengers kind of lost their lives 0049 Greenwich meantime Two degrees is not far wrong now two degrees out and she'll be right two degrees out is not far wrong now two degrees out and the country's sinking so they had an investigation orchestrated a "litany of lies" and they blamed it on the captain with the perfect record, why? when we know he didn't change the flight path he wasn't told of the deviation programmed into the computer they didn't pass on the information two degrees out is not far wrong now two degrees out and she'll be right two degrees out is not far wrong now two degrees out give or take away all their lives big mountain in the flight path only high ground continent of ice if it was just one in a million why did they have to cover up with lies and on the day that they buried the captain that they blamed fro the polar crash somebody broke into his office maybe stole a few vital facts two degrees out is not far wrong now two degrees out and she'll be right two degrees out if not far wrong now two degrees out two degrees out there's corruption in high places government airlines system abuse who will guard the guardians when they own the legal process too two degrees out is not far wrong now two degrees out and the country's changed two degrees out what a huge disaster two degrees out who's naming names MacDonnell Douglas Dc 10-30 ZKNZP 1979 low flying lest we forget low flying
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The heart has a reason Reason doesn't know and if you've got a reason for telling me that's so then I got a reason to know that it is true the heart has a reason the reason it is you man is just a reed he's very weak indeed but he's a thinking reed he's a thinking reed and his heart has a reason that reason doesn't know and I got a reason for believing that's so
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04:19
Well I had a dream last night There was no gravity I had a dream last night Nothing holding me down No gravity Holding me No gravity Holding me I went to see my analyst To try to figure the facts She said you get no free advise Life's like that With no gravity holding me gravity Holding me I had a dream last night There was no gravity I had a dream last night Nothing holding me Nothing holding us Live your life on trust No gravity holding you No gravity holding us
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Upmarket hotel standing in the hall for civilised animals going up the wall with business conferences to settle nothing at all but the carpet is thick and soft for the vacation crawl I'd like to stand around in here dim the lights I'd like to make it clear we don't have the right to take this land god given land to take this land with an iron hand upmarket hotel plastic home for civilised animals that hunt on the phone me I've been so broke I no longer care all I know is that its cold in there they take this land god given land they take this land with an iron hand

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1981-2006 All songs by Luke Hurley except "Gravity" by Dave Robb/Luke Hurley, "Nobody Knows"by Ros, and "Police State" by Ted Clarke / Luke Hurley

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released May 1, 2008

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John Nixon, Barry McConnachie, Mike Pierce, Marcus Wilson, Steve Garden, Jan Bille, James Wilkinson, Wes Bell, Phil Yule and Chris Chetland

Design by James Allen
Cover Photo by Chris James
Compiled by Don Anderson / Nigel Braddock

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luke hurley Auckland, New Zealand

Luke is a guitarist and singer / songwriter. Born in Kenya, grew up in Zanzibar till age 12 then moved with family to NZ. He achieved a degree of early success on student radio with the song "Mona Lisa" in the early 1980s at University of Otago in Dunedin. All recordings are original songs by Luke. 2 songs were featured on the film 'Insatiable Moon'.12 string guitars made by Steve Barkman. ... more

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