In This Smokey House 3:46 listen
All The Time 3:41 listen

The Relegation Song 3:30 listen
Josephine 7:32 listen

Music, lyrics, performances and recordings are copyright 2004 Toby Bull, Adrian Johnson, Matt Simpkins & Mark Turnbull. All rights reserved.

In This Smokey House
(Johnson/FuzzFace)

Toby plays bass and sings backing vocals
Adrian plays various guitars and sings lead
Matt plays Hammond organ, piano and sings backing vocals
Mark plays drums and percussion

In this smokey house, watching by myself
Your drunken eyes have seen porkpies
Well, that's what you tell yourself

Friends both men and boys, we shared each other's toys
But this is your one and I don't want some
So just stop your games and ploys

I ain't done nothing to hurt you
I ain't done nothing, don't cry
I ain't done nothing to harm you
and I've got no reason why

She's got little hands and eyes for another man
That man's not me, that man's not you
So go back to your fantasyland

I ain't done nothing to hurt you
I ain't done nothing, don't cry
I ain't done nothing to harm you
And I've got no reason why
She's no reason why

She's no reason why
I've no reason why
You're the reason why

In This Smokey House takes a choppy guitar riff and mixes it with a northern soul groove, a melodic bass line and a hint of deep Gospel. It is a song about a love square that only really ever had one side.

All The Time
(Johnson/FuzzFace)

Toby plays bass and sings backing vocals
Adrian plays guitar and sings lead
Matt plays Hammond organ, sings backing vocals and feels the spirit
Mark plays drums

Looked around at all the faces
Hey child, I'm deep in love
Been around, seen different places
Hey child, you must have come from above

I want to shout and point it out:
I'd never be untrue
Gotta keep on trying to stick like glue
I'm feeling bad and not so glad
You make me feel so blue
Gotta keep on trying 'cause I want you all the time

All the time
To be mine for all time

I've seen Madonna, seen Three Graces
Hey child, well they don't compare
Hang my clothes and burn my cases
Hey child, a lot we'll share


So hard I try, the days fly by some luck in love is due
Gotta keep on trying, my mind's in a stew
Don't make me mad, just make me glad
And say you'll love me too
Gotta keep on trying 'cause I want you all the time

All the time
To be mine for all time

What can I do to make you love me too?
You're all I need, be mine

Seen wheat fields in rays of sunshine
Hey child, like your golden hair
Bless the day you say you'll be all mine
Hey child, a ring you'll wear.

I want to shout and point it out:
I'd never be untrue
Gotta keep on trying to stick like glue
Don't make me mad, just make me glad
You make me feel so blue
Gotta keep on trying 'cause I want you all the time

The closest FuzzFace have ever got to a love song, Skitting drums, big bass, snarling guitar and wailing organ kick the dirty groove of All the Time along.

The Relegation Song
(Simpkins/FuzzFace)

Toby plays bass
Adrian plays guitar and sings backing vocals
Matt plays guitar, violin and sings lead
Mark plays drums

It seems to me, I'm not meant to keep your company
- you're a cut above me
I know my friends, I know where friendship ends
I'll drift on down, a fool without a frown

Relegate me, liberate me
Set my soul at ease

It's such a shame that I am partially to blame
I called your name and you called back again
I cried, I wailed, I tripped up, cursed, I failed
I pushed too hard and dropped my hand of cards

Relegate me, liberate me
Set my soul at ease!

Yes, now I've seen you
Yes, I believe you!
I need you, I need you!

She slapped my face, helped regain my grace
She held me down and said "put on your gown
Though you may feel so low, there's more to life you know
So stand up proud, stand up and preach aloud"

Relegated, liberated
She set my soul at ease

Yes, now I've seen you
Yes, I believe you!
I need you, I need you!

Written on the day Ipswich were relegated from the Premiership, The Relegation Song is not about football. Matt dedicates this song to "the highflier I used to be". The verses' off-kilter country stomp dissolves into a chiming chorus.

Josephine
(Johnson/FuzzFace)

Toby plays bass and sings backing vocals
Adrian plays various guitars and sings lead in the chorus
Matt plays Hammond organ, piano and sings lead in the verses
Mark plays drums and percussion

Walking by the river
The sun was in disguise
When I saw your face, I saw your face floating by
Please excuse me officer, feeling something's wrong in my head

Who are you calling lover?
Who are you calling friend now?
I've seen your lives, you know your lies will never end
Please excuse me law man, feeling something's wrong in my head.

Hey Josephine, where have you been?
Eat up your greens, oh you precious thing!
'Cause I don't need nobody else but you

She wears her mother's makeup
She's got her fathers thighs
She stole my cigarettes and blew smoke in my eyes
Please excuse me officer, feeling something's wrong with my head

Hey Josephine, where have you been?
Eat up your greens, oh you precious thing!
'Cause I don't need nobody else but you

Face up to your problems
'Cause I won't step aside
Until you tell me - tell me why you have to fight my love
Please excuse me officer, feeling something's wrong with my head

Hey Josephine, where have you been?
Eat up your greens, oh you precious thing!
'Cause I don't need nobody else but you

Full on good time Hammond soul. There's nothing more to say.

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