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Re Records of all of the classic Fischer-Z hits, recorded with the new touring band. Songs from World Salad, Going Deaf For A Living, Red Skies Over Paradise and many more!

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released January 1, 2011

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Fischer-Z Brighton, UK

John Watts’ 40-year career has included 20 albums and around 3000 concerts and festivals worldwide. He has been successful both in Fischer-Z and as a solo artist throughout Europe, with album sales in excess of two million. Peter Gabriel, Steve Cropper and Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Brass section have all contributed to his recordings. ... more

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Track Name: Pretty paracetamol
Pretty paracetamol you soothe my aching brow,
I need you when my heard is spinning round,
I look into the looking glass but none of them is me,
It takes at least an hour to put me down,
First impressions often lie,
They often fool the naked eye.
I hold you gently on my tongue and then you drift away,
It's hard to read the writing on the label,
I force my eyes out sideways but I can't resist the strain,
And it don't help me, no it don't help me,
First impressions often lie,
They often fool the naked eye.
I think I recognize a friendly face I've seen before,
I'm floating far too quickly to be sure,
(don't you despair)
Take this inner web of twisted memories and lies,
(There's no one there)
I'm fighting for a reason to go on.
Pretty paracetamol you soothe my aching brow,
I need you when my heard is spinning round,
I multiply myself by two in the mirror on the wall,
And it don't help me, no it don't help me,
First impressions often lie,
They often fool the naked eye.
I think I've lost control, I think I've lost control,
I think I've lost control, I think I've lost control...
Track Name: The Worker
The hated journey on the train
Always been the same
Looking out windows
Second class and second best
What a waste of time

Sleep for five stops in a row
Prepare yourself to go
Waterloo station
Bought a '69 Capri, failed the M.O.T.
What a waste of time

The worker, the worker
The worker, the worker

Always kiss the wife goodbye
Often wonder why
At seven in the morning
Think it's time for a change
Wouldn't that be strange?
What a waste of time
Track Name: Wax Dolls
I make faces, I make faces
But I can't get into your window
I make wax dolls, I stick pins in
To the most exciting places

Oh, you're so aluminium
Oh, you're so aluminium
It could be so lovely, it could be so lovely

Your name's gorgeous, your name's ugly
Your name's written on my tombstone
Your name's worthless, your name's useless
Your just another welfare number

Oh, you're so aluminium
Oh, you're so aluminium
It could be so lovely, it could be so lovely

Oh, oh, oh, you're so aluminium
Oh, oh, oh, you're so aluminium
It could be so lovely, it could be so lovely

I make faces, I make faces
But I can't get into your window
I make wax dolls, I stick pins in
To the most exciting places

Oh, you're so aluminium
Oh, oh, oh, you're so aluminium
It could be so lovely, it could be so lovely
Track Name: Lies
Lies, lies, lies, lies

You say you're a doctor of minds
Don't stick that syringe in my arm
It's just medication to help you calm down
It really won't do any harm

Lies, lies, lies, lies

Why must you confine me in here?
I think I'll forget who I am
It's our obligation to help you get well
And leave here a normal young man

Lies, lies, lies, lies
You must be crazy, you must be crazy
You must be crazy, you must be

If you think that I'm crazy
You should see all the fools back at home
I think that it's time he went back to his ward
And make sure he's not left alone

Lies, lies, lies, lies

You say you're a doctor of minds
Don't stick that syringe in my arm
It's just medication to help you
Calm down, it really won't do any harm

Lies, lies, lies, lies

You must be crazy, you must be crazy
You must be crazy, you must be
Track Name: Room Service
Oh dear Rosanna, what shall I do?
I calles room service and they sent along you.
You came in, met me with a grin,
if only you knew...It's all right...

You don't speak English, I don't know Chinese.
I ordered breakfast for one and you brought me three.

My morning call was Arabs in the hall
and you spit half my tea, but... It's all right...

You look uneasy, you move to and fro,
There's nowwhere to put down your tray without moving my clothes.
Just when I think you're going to turn pink,
you say to my surprise... It's all right...
Track Name: So Long
When I read your letter I couldn't believe that you'd gone.
I dialed your number but no one answered the phone.
I asked your friends to tell me if they knew where you were,
they said they thought you were ill.
I hired a detective to try and find out where you are.
He managed to trace you, I know that you are living in France.
A watchman saw you climb into someone else car and drive off
laughing in the night. Why didn't you tell me? Not leave me this way.
You should have warned me and not waited for so long.

I've tried to forget you but I find myself walking on the street.
I went to the doctor and he gave me something to sleep. I've sent
you telgrams but you haven't answered one. Your mother told me
I best leave you well alone. I hope you're satisfied now you've done
this to me. I hope you're pleased with what you've done.
Why didn't you tell me? Not leave me this way. Oh you could have told
me and not waited for so long.

For so long I never realized just exactly who you are. I never
realized just exactly. I never realized the girl I had before.
I hope you're satisfied now you've done this to me. I hope
you're pleased with what you've done. Why didn't you tell me?
Not leave me this way. Oh you should have told me and not
waited for so long.
Track Name: Crazy Girl
Closer relations with you. Closer relations with you.
Natural distance. Natural distance. Closer relations with you.
Lay your love down, warm and free. Lay your love down, next to me.
Crazy girl. Crazy girl. Crazy girl. Crazy girl.
Closer and closer to you. Closer and closer to you.
Feel you breathing. Feel you breathing. Closer and closer to you.

Lay your love down warm.....................crazy girl.

Nearer and nearer to you. Nearer and nearer to you.
Actual movement. Actual movements. Nearer and nearer
Lay your love down warm and.................crazy girl.
Lay your love down warm and.................crazy girl.
Track Name: The Crank
I write a letter every day
I don't believe a word I say.
Curare Ball points in my hand
I like to shock my fellow man.

I often like to yell abuse.
At helpless strangers on the tubes.
I've got a weakness for the arts.
I like to study private parts.


I've got a right to be obscene
Because the people are so mean
They walk straight by me in the street
They've got no to time to speak to freaks.

So I take pleasure when they squirm
some stupid people never learn
I hope they think of me in bed
cos' I'll be lovely till I'm dead.
Lonely.......Loneleeeeeeeeeeeeeeey
Track Name: Berlin
These sore red eyes explore the room again
The signed pictures of film stars
Who stayed here in eras that knew of no wall, Berlin

Part of the old world lives on this island in Germany
Still out there through the window at six in the morning
The essence survives, Berlin

Come, they told me, down to the dark clubs at night
They'll surprise you, the one's who are asleep when it's light
So outrageous, like tropical birds in a cage
Out from underneath their stones, Berlin

Young faces new ideals in search of paradise
They merge into the history, the theater of memories
That make up the feel of Berlin
Track Name: Marliese
I told them I take photos for this magazine
They let me in to see you comb your hair
I watched for signs as I came through that door
The anxious eyes that I've been waiting for
It's no use hoping I'm a dream

Oh Marliese
The waiting almost brought me
To my knees
Oh Marliese
You never really thought that
I'd leave you in peace

It's no use crying out 'cause they can't help you now
You're forced to hear the words I have to say
I saw your face when I was taken down
You seemed so pleased, you're not so happy now
It's your turn to be afraid

Oh Marliese
The waiting almost brought me
To my knees
Oh Marliese
You didn't really think that
I'd leave you in peace

Oh Marliese
The waiting almost brought me
To my knees
Oh Marliese
You never really thought that
I'd leave you in peace

So where's the smooth composure of the movie star?
You must have played this many times before
Do I see tears? Well, surely that's not true
Don't kid yourself, it's not worth hurting you
But remember when you try to sleep

Oh Marliese
The waiting nearly brought me
To my knees
Oh Marliese
You never really thought that
I'd leave you in peace
Track Name: Red Skies Over Paradise
My hand reached down for the radio
I held it up to my ear
The beads of sweat gathered
On my head and trickled down

Out in the park children were playing
Though it was dark, the sky glowed red
People were stunned, everyone's waiting
Nobody knew why, but they know it now

The newsman said most of London's gone
We saw the cloud rise from here
An ice cream van with it's music
On goes round and round

Out in the park children were playing
Though it was dark the sky glowed red
People were stunned, everyone's waiting
Nobody knew why, but they know it now

Down in their bunkers under the sea
Men pressing buttons don't care about me

There's lots of sand on the cellar floor
We went down there for the night
The barricades that my brother made
Keeps out the light

Out in the park children were playing
Though it was dark the sky glowed red
People were stunned, everyone's waiting
Nobody knew why, but they know it now

Down in their bunkers under the sea
Men pressing buttons don't care about me
Track Name: In England
Colorful compartments
Desert island views
Elusive in England
Forget the fabrications
Give us all a clue

Have faith in horizon
Intercity interlude
Jack and Jill rub thigh's
And think it's rude
Keeping close along the line
Lovers losing sense of time

In England
Ooh that's nice, ooh paradise

Many manifestos
Nailed up on the wall
Out of the blue
Only for you

Printed regulations
Quick to disapprove
Restrictions, restrictions

Skin and bones can't find a way
The British blues today
Underneath the surface laughter
Voices quiver in the dark

In England
Ooh that's nice, ooh paradise
Track Name: Battalions Of Strangers
The map has gone
It's burning in the afternoon
The smell's so strong
No chance to walk away

Gold medallions for the proud men in khaki
Those battalions of strangers

No one wants to lead the way
Be the first death of the day
Leave his family behind
It must all be in the minds of battalions of strangers

The sound of guns has given way to children's cries
The war has come home
The black smoke and the hordes of flies

Gold medallions for the citizens who stand and wait
Those battalions of strangers

No one wants to lead the way
Be the first death of the day
Leave his family behind
It must all be in the minds of battalions of strangers

The voice of calm from Moscow to the Pentagon
Sound the alarm, and try to back the better one
Gold medallions for the men who must negotiate
For those battalions of strangers