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Nonsuch  

The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
My Bird Performs
Dear Madam Barnum
Humble Daisy
The Smartest Monkeys
The Disappointed
Holly Up On Poppy
Crocodile
Rook
Omnibus
That Wave
Then She Appeared
War Dance
Wrapped In Grey
The Ugly Underneath
Bungalow
Books Are Burning


Upsy Daisy Assortment  

Life Begins At The Hop


Apple Venus Volume 1  

I'd Like That


English Settlement  

YACHT DANCE
DOWN IN THE COCKPIT
ENGLISH ROUNDABOUT
FLY ON THE WALL
KNUCKLE DOWN
LEISURE
MELT THE GUNS
NO THUGS IN OUR HOUSE
RUNAWAYS
SENSES WORKING OVERTIME
SNOWMAN


Oranges & Lemons  

ACROSS THIS ANTHEAP
CHALKHILLS AND CHILDREN
CYNICAL DAYS
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
HERE COMES PRESIDENT KILL AGAIN
HOLD ME MY DADDY
KING FOR A DAY
MERELY A MAN
MINIATURE SUN
ONE OF THE MILLIONS
PINK THING
POOR SKELETON STEPS OUT
SCARECROW PEOPLE
THE LOVING
THE MAYOR OF SIMPLETON


Oranges & Lemons  

ACROSS THIS ANTHEAP
CHALKHILLS AND CHILDREN
CYNICAL DAYS
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
HERE COMES PRESIDENT KILL AGAIN
HOLD ME MY DADDY
KING FOR A DAY
MERELY A MAN
MINIATURE SUN
ONE OF THE MILLIONS
PINK THING
POOR SKELETON STEPS OUT
SCARECROW PEOPLE
THE LOVING
THE MAYOR OF SIMPLETON


Homegrown  

BOARDED UP
CHURCH OF WOMEN
I'M THE MAN WHO MURDERED LOVE
PLAYGROUND
SOME LOVELY
STANDING IN FOR JOE
STUPIDLY HAPPY
WOUNDED HORSE


Apple Venus (Volume 1)  

EASTER THEATRE
FRIVOLOUS TONIGHT
FRUIT NUT
GREENMAN
HARVEST FESTIVAL
KNIGHTS IN SHINING KARMA
RIVER OF ORCHIDS
THE LAST BALLOON
YOUR DICTIONARY


White Music  

Radios In Motion
X Wires
This Is Pop?
Statue Of Liberty
Atom Age
Set Myself On Fire
I'm Bugged
New Town Animal
Spinning Top
Neon Shuffle
Traffic Light Rock
DANCE BAND
DO WHAT YOU DO
HANG ON TO THE NIGHT
HEATWAVE
INSTANT TUNES
SCIENCE FRICTION
SHE'S SO SQUARE


Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)  

IN ANOTHER LIFE
MY BROWN GUITAR


Go 2  

Meccanic Dancing (Oh We Go!)
Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian)
Buzzcity Talking
Crowded Room
The Rhythm
Red
Beatown
Life Is Good In The Greenhouse
Jumping In Gomorah
My Weapon
Super-Tuff
I Am The Audience
ARE YOU RECEIVING ME?
BATTERY BRIDES
JUMPING IN GOMORRAH


Drums And Wires  

Making Plans For Nigel
Helicopter
Day In Day Out
When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
Ten Feet Tall
Roads Girdle The Globe
Real By Reel
Millions
That Is The Way
Outside World
Scissor Man
Complicated Game
Chain Of Command
Limelight
Life Begins At The Hop


Black Sea  

Respectable Street
Generals And Majors
Living Through Another Cuba
Love At First Sight
Rocket From A Bottle
No Language In Our Lungs
Towers Of London
Paper And Iron (Notes And Coins)
Burning With Optimism's Flames
Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)
Travels In Nihilon
DON'T LOSE YOUR TEMPER
GENERALS & MAJORS
SGT ROCK (IS GOING TO HELP ME)
SMOKELESS ZONE
THE SOMNAMBULIST
GENERALS & MAJORS


Mummer  

Beating Of Hearts
Wonderland
Love On A Farmboy's Wages
Great Fire
Deliver Us From The Elements
Human Alchemy
Ladybird
In Loving Memory Of A Name
Me And The Wind
Funk Pop A Roll
DESERT ISLAND
GOLD
JUMP
ME & THE WIND
TOYS
ME & THE WIND


The Big Express  

Wake Up!
All You Pretty Girls
Shake You Donkey Up
Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her
This World Over
The Everyday Story Of Smalltown
I Bought Myself A Liarbird
Reign Of Blows
You're The Wish You Are I Had
I Remember The Sun
Train Running Low On Soul Coal
BLUE OVERALL
RED BRICK DREAM
WASHAWAY


Skylarking  

Summer's Cauldron
Grass
The Meeting Place
That's Really Super, Supergirl
Ballet For A Rainy Day
1000 Umbrellas
Season Cycle
Earn Enough For Us
Big Day
Another Satellite
Mermaid Smiled
The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
Dying
Sacrifical Bonfire
Dear God
25 O'clock
Bike Ride To The Moon
My Love Explodes
What In The World?...
Your Gold Dress
The Mole From The Ministry
Vanishing Girl
Have You Seen Jackie?
Little Lighthouse
You're A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)
Collideascope
You're My Drug
Shiny Cage
Brainiacs Daughter
The Affiliated
Pale And Precious
SACRIFICIAL BONFIRE


Chips From The Chocolate Fireball  

25 O'clock
Bike Ride To The Moon
My Love Explodes
Your Gold Dress
The Mole From The Ministry
Vanishing Girl
Have You Seen Jackie?
Little Lighthouse
You're A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)
Collideascope
You're My Drug
Shiny Cage
Brainiacs Daughter
The Affiliated
Pale And Precious
WHAT IN THE WORLD?


Other songs

WE'RE ALL LIGHT
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
ALL OF A SUDDEN
ALWAYS WINTER BUT NEVER CHRISTMAS
AM I THE KIND OF GIRL WHO COULD BE YOUR BOYFRIEND? (DEMO)
BAGS OF FUN WITH BUSTER
BALL & CHAIN
BLAME THE WEATHER
BLUE BERET
BLUE IN PARADISE
BROOMSTICK RHYTHM
CAIRO
CANDYMINE
CHERRY IN YOUR TREE
COCKPIT DANCE MIXTURE
COMMERCIALITY
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME
DIFFICULT AGE
DISQUE BLEU
DOWN A PEG
EVERYTHING
EXTROVERT
FIND THE FOX
GLOW
GOODBYE HUMANOSAURUS
GOOSEY GOOSEY
HAPPY FAMILIES
HEADS
HEAVEN IS PAVED WITH BROKEN GLASS
I CAN'T OWN HER
I DON'T WANT TO BE HERE
I NEED PROTECTION
INTO THE ATOM AGE
IT'S NEARLY AFRICA
IT'S SNOWING ANGELS
JASON & THE ARGONAUTS
LET'S MAKE A DEN
LIVING IN A HAUNTED HEART
LOOKING FOR FOOTPRINTS
MECCANIC DANCING
MOTORCYCLE LANDSCAPE
MY PAINT HEROES
MY TRAIN IS COMING
NEW BROOM
NO ONE HERE AVAILABLE
OBSCENE PROCESSION
OFFICER BLUE
PAPER & IRON
PAPERSNOW
PRINCE OF ORANGE
PRIVATE EYE
PULSING PULSING
PUNCH & JUDY
QUICKSILVER
RA RA FOR RED ROCKING HORSE
RESPECTABLE STREET (BBC VERSION)
RIP VAN RUBEN
ROCKET
SATURN BOY
SHAKING SKIN HOUSE
SHORE LEAVE ORNITHOLOGY
SKELETONS
STAR PARK
STRANGE TALES, STRANGE TAILS
TAKE THIS TOWN
TERRORISM
THANKS FOR CHRISTMAS
THE GOOD THINGS
THE ROTARY
THE SHIP TRAPPED IN THE ICE
THE TROUBLES
THE WHEEL & THE MAYPOLE
THE WORLD IS FULL OF ANGRY YOUNG MEN
THIS IS THE END
TISSUE TIGERS
TOO MANY COOKS IN THE KITCHEN
WAIT TILL YOUR BOAT GOES DOWN
WAS A YES
WHEN WE GET TO ENGLAND
WORK
YOU & THE CLOUDS WILL STILL BE BEAUTIFUL
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN ALBERT BROWN
YOUNG CLEOPATRA
ZONKED RIGHT OUT (ON LIFE)
JASON & THE ARGONAUTS
PAPER & IRON
PUNCH & JUDY
THE WHEEL & THE MAYPOLE
YOU & THE CLOUDS WILL STILL BE BEAUTIFUL
BALL & CHAIN
Sgt. Rock Is Going To Help Me
Wake Up


Daddy Yankee
Y me gusta tanto cuando se pega pega
Y me guaya guaya
Y se pega pega
Cuando le sueltan el dembow
Dembow bow bow
Papoose
So before leavin', yo it's a wise man I'm repeatin'
Two wrongs don't make a right, I believe in it makes a even
Paul Hardcastle
In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war but it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were tose that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19
In-in-in Vietnam he was 19

The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon
I really wasn't sure what was going on

Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served
A twelve month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
Ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni 19

Hundreds of thousands of men who saw heavy combat
In Vietnam were arrested since discharge
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men
Have been incarcerated

But a Veterans Administration study
Concludes that the greater of vets
Exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances
Of being arrested or convicted

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

All those who remember the war
They won't forget what they've seen
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19

De-de-destruction
De-de-destruction
War, war

De-de-destruction, wa, wa, war, wa, war, war
De-de-destruction
War, war

After World War II the men came home together on troop ships
But the Vietnam vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
Perhaps the most dramatic difference between
World War II and Vietnam was coming home
None of them received a hero's welcome

None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
Ne-ne-ne, ne-ne-ne, none of them, none of them, none of them
None of them received a hero's welcome
None of them received a hero's welcome

According to a Veteran's Administration study
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what
Psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Many vets complain of alienation, rage or guilt
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
Eight to ten years after coming home
Almost eight hundred thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War

De-de-destruction
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni19 19
19, 19, 19, 19
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

When we came back it was different, everybody wants to know
"How'd it happened to those guys over there?
There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
We did what we had to do

There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
All we want to do is come home

All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for?
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it