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by Fischer-Z

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released January 4, 1979

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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 head is spinning round,
I look into the looking glass but none of them is me,
It takes at least an hour to pin me down,
First impressions often lie,
They always 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 hands 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 always fool the naked eye.

I think I recognize a friendly face I've seen before,

(don't you despair)
It's moving far too quickly to be sure,
Tangled in a 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 head is spinning round,
I multiply myself by two in the mirror on the wall,
But it don't help me, no it don't help me,
First impressions often lie,
They always 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: Acrobats
Dig me a hole and bury, bury me down
I said dig me a hole and bury, bury me down

I'm an acrobat, you can't kill me
I'm an acrobat, you can't kill me

My magic eyes make a play for you now
My magic eyes make a play for you now

Dig me a hole and bury, bury me down
I said dig me a hole and bury, bury me down

I'm an acrobat, you can't kill me
I'm an acrobat, you can't kill me


You took a picture of a woman and me
You took a picture of a woman and me
You took a picture of a woman and me
You took a picture of a woman and me

You think you're clever, but you're stupid as me
You think you're clever, but you're stupid as me
You think you're clever, but you're stupid as me
You think you're clever but you're stupid as me

One to, one to, one to, one to drink
One to, one to, one to, one to drink
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

The worker, the worker
The worker, the worker
Track Name: Spiders
Regulo gas mark VIII
Even the world can feel me breathing
Into the count of 4, into the count of 5

Spiders on the wall
They don't pay no alimony, I like the simple life
But I'm drawn back to the heat and the lights

Drinking your poison dry
Nobody loves an apothecary
Paradise lost on me, see all children cry

I pay for my style
With a bunch of people shouting curses at me
Reach for the sky on an airline

Spiders on the wall
They don't pay no alimony, I like the simple life
But I'm drawn back to the heat and the lights
To the heat and the lights, to the heat and the lights
To the heat and the lights
Track Name: Remember Russia
Another heartache for me, another thorn in my side
Another warning, another warning

Remember Russia children, remember Russia dyin'
Remember Russia children, remember Russia dyin'

Another stain on humanity, another scar we can't heal
Another warning, another warning

Remember Russia children, remember Russia dyin'
Remember Russia children, remember Russia dyin'

And damn those satellites to hell, another waste of the brain
And now they've poisoned, they've poisoned our rain
Another warning, another warning


Remember Russia children, remember Russia dyin'

And damn those satellites to hell

Remember Russia, remember Russia
Remember Russia, remember Russia
Remember Russia, remember Russia

Remember Russia, remember Russia
Remember Russia, remember Russia
Remember Russia
Track Name: The French Let Her
Poor Greta thought she'd do better
On the West of the Berlin Wall
They went crazy down the emissary
When she missed her last curtain call
(The French let her be a domicile)

The leading lady of the Bolshy Ballet
She only lived for dancing
But in the face of matrimony
She only lived for dancing

She still heard the warnings of family

And friends, as she sat at Paris cafe
Don't leave till you're sure you'll be happier there
'Cos we'll never see you again

She saw her face on every cover
They said she was the very best
She wasn't breathing when they found her body
She couldn't stand it in the West
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: 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: Headlines
Don't look behind you, you know it's so much kinder
Don't look behind you, when you are on your way
Don't look behind you, you don't know what you'll find there
When you take your rightful place in the headlines

When they knock your castle down like Sodom and Gomorrah
You can't turn and laugh at them, you'll still be there tomorrow
Don't look behind you, you don't know what you'll find there
When you take your rightful place in the headlines


Don't compromise or weaken in a desperate situation
You'll be there till Doomsday, still trying to make a name
Don't look behind you, you don't know what you'll find there
When you take your rightful place in the headlines
Track Name: Nice To Know
Speak to me from your silver screen,
We'll have no need for a go betwwen,
I can tell from here you've got friendly faces.

Don't shake your head, at the likes of me,
Or scream and shout if you got in free,
I can tell from here, you've got friendly faces.


You are really nice to know, you know,
And we're not kidding

I can't perform to a mortuary,
So come up here and make friends with me,
I can tell from here you've got friendly faces.
You are really nice to know, you know,
And we're not kidding.
Track Name: Billy And The Motorway Police
By the roadside, Morning Shadow
Good for nothing, walking scarecrow
This is a major disaster area
I think I'll close up my eyes

No assistance Mantovani
Police protection still eludes me
This is a major disaster area
I think I'll close up my eyes


Voice of wisdom curtain razor
Keep us free from any danger
This is a major disaster area
I think I'll close up my eyes
Track Name: Lemmings
Stop what you're doing and help me stay stane
I feel like a lemming today
I'm perched on a pinnacle, the prophet of doom
Don't dare to keep the fireman away
I'm a test case in the best place

I need eyes in my bottom, a nose for a deal

And ears always ready to glow
If it helps you listen, I'll stand on my head
I just thought that you'd like to know
I'm a test case in the best place