Speak When I'm Spoken To

by Roy Moller

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Sounding a bit like a psychedelic Nick Heyward (oh alright then, an even more psychedelic Nick Heyward), with breezy sixties-influenced arrangements that fall somewhere between Kevin Ayers’ Joy Of A Toy and Petula Clark’s Colour My World, Speak When I’m Spoken To is worth a listen for its relentless upbeat-ness alone. As it’s also crammed full of punchy pop hooks decorated with backwards guitars and radio-friendly sitars, it sits several miles above most of the other miserable Deacon Blue-a-like dullards currently masquerading as ‘indie’ and getting all the plaudits, and anyone with even half a liking for Belle & Sebastian or others of similar quality is directed towards this superb album. Out On Blue Six, January 2007

Even with all the cooks in the kitchen, the album still comes out sounding great, with quite a few instant favorites, like “Six Degrees”, “First You Fall In Love”, “Maximum Smile” and “Train Your Thoughts On Love” peppered throughout. A not-so-sleepy sleeper hit! 11/11 www.indiepages.com, Seattle, U.S.A., March 2007

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released March 7, 2007

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Track Name: Roy Moller - Speak When I'm Spoken To
I’ve been out & I’ve been driving to make the music come alive in
The night time world that surrounds me
I’ve been this way girl since you found
Chorus: And though I might want you, and though I might need you, and though I might love you
I just speak when I’m spoken to
My moves I had to borrow – will I feel this way tomorrow?
I know I will but I can’t say when ev’rything goes back to grey
(Chorus)
Speak to my babe, to my babe, to my babe…
Track Name: Roy Moller - Six Degrees
Should I cool it before I suddenly say too much about conspiracy & JFK
If bullets hadn’t flown in that way
Would you & I have happened today?
But November 22nd 1963 might be so far removed from you or me – you’re telling me
Chorus: Ev’rything’s connected by underground seas
Rivers in the clouds. Spirits in the trees
Here to heaven’s no eight, not seven but six degrees of separation
Hell to heaven’s not twelve, eleven but six degrees of separation
I have occupied a place on this planet for some time now I know
Who set this up & then who ran it’s like some unsolved crime on radio
I can’t even say to you with my friends
Where one might begin & the other ends – keep telling me
(Chorus)
I can’t do the mathematics: I don’t know how I feel, feel about fanatics who’re telling me
(Chorus)
Tellin’ me ‘bout six degrees, tellin’ me…
A universe, a lonely sea, washin’ all over six degrees…
Track Name: Roy Moller - Her Collected Poems
Her collected poems could surely break a heart if by heart I could know them – girl, you better start
To keep those pieces of paper – don’t throw them away
We’ll read & take heed of the lovely things you say
Take time to know them – her collected poems
People seem to think that she’s crazy – too hazy & easily hurt
But her collected poems – I know what they’d be worth
Just her selected poems could surely break you down
Into your core components and spin your all around
What she fleetingly thought at the seaside & carved with a stick in her hand’s
Not on the seashore anymore, washed away by the sand
Take time to know them, her collected poems
People seem to think that she’s lazy – a runaway, a little town flirt
But her collected poems I know just what they’re worth
People seem to think that she’s crazy, etc
Take some time to know them …her collected poems
Track Name: Roy Moller - Teachers At Night
Teachers..
I catch sight of you every day – a bell rings, you’re on your way
Out of sight like teachers at night
Thought I saw a spark where your long robes flow – meet me after dark: we could watch it glow
There’s a lot I don’t know about teachers
In my mind you lead an invented life – I’m no schoolboy but I know what it’s like to
Speculate all night about teachers
Mark my words while you smoke & drink
Write “See me” in your boldest red ink
There’s a lot to think about teachers at night
At night…
Teachers..
Teachers who know nothing, teachers out of control
Teachers who know something, teachers on a roll…
Track Name: Roy Moller - Baby, Look No Further
My highlight was standing on the skylight glass above some smoky dive
All the students skiooin’ classes breathin’ fumes & gasses just to feel alive
In a city of sulphurous vapours – betting slips & cigarette papers
I see the same things you do & I see you
My highlight would be you seein’ my light & knockin’ on my door, I’d come slive
Like schoolgirls used to play elastics, my favourite plastic 45
In this city of sulphurous vapours, betting slips & fish’n’chip paers
I see the same things you do & I see you
I see you setting up your easel, all you see is greyness
Peepin’ thru a keyhole to see the rich & famous
But if you ever wonder if somebody could love you
Baby look no further – I’m on the floor above you
I see the same things you do & I see you.
I see you….
Track Name: Roy Moller - First You Fall In Love
You wake up, you work out a dream of ev’rything
Go back home, go back home & dream of ev’rything
She walk by, you get high – it’s over
Nothing to do with you, nothing to do with you
Nothing to do with you Do do do do do do do
Chorus: First you fall in love then you find a girl
Then you find a girl you’re dreaming you’re dreaming you’re dreaming
You’re dreaming of
Time for tea and complete concentration
Time for she and such sweet contemplation
Then you wake up to find that she has moved on
Nothing to do this time, nothing to do this time
Can’t you make up your mind what to do do do do do do do
(Chorus)
Track Name: Roy Moller - Maximum Smile
Double talk, want your cake & eat it
I wanna walk but I’m staying seated
I don’t care at all when we kiss
Why why why should I care at all when it comes down to this – I know that
Chorus: Once in a while Maximum Smile it really makes my night
Blows my mind, maximum’s fine but a little bit’s alright
The world was made for you & I – not made for you & some other guy
I don’t care at all when we touch
Why why why should I care at all if we don’t do it much – I know that..
Once in a while comin’ out to play
Maximum Smile let it flow my way
It blows my mind then it blows away
(Chorus)
Smile-once in a while, smile- maximum smile
Track Name: Roy Moller - Great Wall Of China
You can see the Great Wall Of China from the moon so they say
You can see the Great Wall Of China – I’ll hide behind that wall today
Oh – you’ll never know the way I’m feeling today
Oh – train running slow –it’s getting much faster each day
Moon shining bright makes me feel quite cavalier
And the love that I save is the love that I’ll save for her here
Don’t you know that it’s clear they’re no bigger than we are
And from here you’re no bigger than me
So if you want to know a secret that you oughta know come & see me
You can see the Great Wall Of China from any passing Saturn 5
You can see the Great Wall Of Chinna – makes you kinda glad to be alive
Oh – you’ll never know the way I’m feeling today – in the rain ^& the snow
Train running slow – it’s getting much faster each day
Moon shining bright, etc.
Come & see me, come, come & see me..
Come & see me – come, come..
Track Name: Roy Moller - Train Your Thoughts On Love
If there’s an all night talker on the night train & you’re meeting your girl in the morning
Don’t worry: lack of sleep can be good for the mood in the dawning
Let her meet your inner child running all over the place
Th eone that’s running wild at the thought of watching her face
Chorus: (Train, train your thoughts on love – love & happiness, baby) x 2
My headphones tell me loneliness is a cloak you wear
Hey Scott I got a duffel coat rough with fluff & a great big tear
Donated by my inner child the kind you try to keep well hid
The kind that’s always running wild – she’ll be kinda glad he did
(Chorus)
I’m on the right lines… She’s gonna be mine…I’m on the right lines
(Chorus)
Track Name: Roy Moller - David Niven
If you’ve seen me at my best then you’ve seen me at my worst
Turning green in my life-vest, over-satisfied thirst
Waking up in the late afternoon
Hazily helicopters ride
This emptiness could all too soon
Become a little more unjustified
Chorus: You drive me crazy if I need to be driven
I think I’m too lazy to be forgiven
The moon’s a balloon if your name’s David Niven
But anyone can surely see
The moon is not that way for me
If you see me get it right then you see me get it wrong
In the space of just one single night, space of just one single song
To the drumming of the plumbing you can listen
In the pit of the listlessness hotel
I’ll admit when I try your patience
Sometimes I think I might as well
(Chorus)
Track Name: Roy Moller - Goodnight Everyone
You can’t always get what you’d like
Run for your life, I’ve run out of patience
Fixing the chain on your bike
Goodnight Ev’ryone
One of these days you’re sent down
Find your defence disintegrating
The jury’s out, the judge stuck around
Goodnight Ev’ryone
Goodnight, Goodnight, Goodnight Ev’ryone
Goodnight, Goodnight, Goodnight Ev’ryone
I want the real thing – when I’m round give me the real thing
Goodnight Ev’ryone
You’ve got a reputation to win
I won’t type your recommendation
Screw it up & aim for the bin
Goodnight Ev’ryone
Goodnight, Goodnight, Goodnight Ev’ryone
Goodnight, Goodnight, Goodnight Ev’ryone
I want the real thing – when I’m round give me the real thing
When I’m round…. I want the real thing
You can’t always get what you want
Run for your life, I’m runnin’ I’ll run away____
Goodnight Ev’ryone
Goodnight, Goodnight, Goodnight Ev’ryone
Goodnight, Goodnight, Goodnight Ev’ryone