submarine man

by Yi

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Submarine man is me; so in many respects the album is a collection of songs about ‘being me’.
It creates an atmosphere in which the listener can be a part of things that have happened in my life and feel things as I have felt them. The unusual arrangement of instruments that I play in this record go hand in hand with the descriptive lyrics that paint images and help transport the audience to another place in their minds.

credits

released 10 October 2008

written, performed and recorded by Yi

read Yi's blog> lifeofyi.blogspot.com

find Yi at myspace> www.myspace.com/lifeofyi

album cover photograph © Oliver Hew > oliverhew.blogspot.com
all other artworks reproduced on this site © by l.m.noonan AKA failed painter
lmnoonan.blogspot.com

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Track Name: submarine man
Submarine man way down below the world
Can you hear the echoes of our call?
Can you hear the echoes? Can you hear the echoes?
As you drift around from place to place
Please don’t forget the world above the waves

Ay-ay-ay-ay-ay ah-oo-ah-oo
Woe-oe-oe-oe-oe-oe ahhhhhhh
Pardon me Mr Submarine,
I hear you move around down under the sea
As you drift about from place to place
Please don’t forget the world above the waves

As you pass through a cabin built for two
Through your gaze you confess a feeling of loneliness
But come now it’s not too late to come up and spend the day

Ay-ay-ay-ay-ay ah-oo-ah-oo
Woe-oe-oe-oe-oe-oe ahhhhhhh
Pardon me Mr Submarine,
I hear you move around down under the sea
As you drift about from place to place
Please don’t forget the world above the waves

Submarine man way down below the world
Can you hear the echoes of our call?
Can you hear the echoes? Can you hear the echoes?

Give the world a chance, don’t judge it upon a glance
Give the world a chance, don’t judge it upon a glance
Give the world a chance, don’t judge it upon a glance
Oh come now it’s not too late to come up and spend the day

Pardon me Mr Submarine,
I hear you move around down under the sea
As you drift about from place to place
Please don’t forget the world above the waves
Pardon me Mr Submarine, pardon me Mr. Submarine
Pardon me Mr. Submarine, scusi me Mr. Submarine
Track Name: silly cinomen
'silly cinomen' © Yi
When we’re sleeping in our bed she creeps out from her daddy’s pocket
Tiny tip toes tap down stairs, into a stranger’s jacket

She wants to go to the pictures but oh no, no. no, no, no
They go up town to the look out where she does what she does best

Cinomen’s a naughty girl, she’ll tease boys with her frilly knickers
And once daddy’s back is turned, she’ll turn hers and drop her knickers

Every Sunday she’s in tears as she confesses what she’s done
Seven sins escape her lips. Father Richard is appalled

“Cinomen, you naughty girl, you tease boys with your frilly knickers
And once daddy’s back is turned, you’re so quick to drop your knickers
Cinomen, you naughty girl”

Every night once they are done, so silently she sits and sulks
She thinks everything’s her fault, she doesn’t know where he has gone
She doesn’t know what she’s done wrong

Cinomen you’re such a silly girl
Oh, Cinomen you’re such a silly girl
Track Name: to say i'm with you
Just forget anything I ever said
And ignore anything I ever did
And just tell me
What do I have to do to say I’m with you?

Just forget if I ever mouthed your name
And ignore any smiles I smiled your way
And just tell me
what do I have to do To say I’m with you?

What do I have to have to do, what do I have to say?
What do I have to do, what is it going to take?
Just give me the truth, What do I have to say?
What do I have to do to say I’m with you?

Just forget any word was ever spoken
And relax, my heart was already broken
But just tell me,
What do I have to do to say I’m with you?

Just forget anything I ever said
And ignore anything I ever did
And just tell me
What do I have to do to say I’m with you?


What do I have to have to do, what do I have to say?
What do I have to do, what is it going to take?
Just give me the truth, What do I have to say?
What do I have to do to say I’m with you?
Track Name: ruby skies
There’s a rabbit playing in the field, digging holes
Just like a dog, he buries bones
Put a feather in your cap, my bed is no-one’s pedestal
Don’t be fooled, your walls have all gone gray
It’s time to meet, the boy behind the tail

There’s a rabbit playing in the field, he looks just like
Any other rabbit, in any other field

So run rabbit run, when the farmer comes he won’t be pleased with you
Run rabbit run, into ruby skies

There’s a rabbit playing in the field, having fun
He’s enjoying his autumn, but soon it’ll come to an end
Winters just around the bend, what are you supposed to do?
Don’t be fooled, your walls have all gone grey
It’s time to meet the boy behind the tail

There’s a rabbit playing in the field, his only goal
Is just to be the rabbit and to dig the holes

So run rabbit run, when the farmer comes he won’t be pleased with you
Run rabbit run rabbit run, in to ruby skies
Oh run rabbit run, because when I come I won’t be pleased with you
Run rabbit run, into ruby skies
Track Name: pretty little hands
Pretty little hands, so soft and so wonderful
Pale as snow, the paint stains right through them
See her hands, watch her dance
Over keys, see her hands – oh-oh-oh-oh

The girls walk by with their pants legs rolled up
Their thighs are so obvious but it’s not enough
Because older boys need younger girls
So they feel confidence in themselves
And in what they’ll receive when they speak those fatal words – words!

Your smile does nothing for me, the freckles on your cheeks and the braces on your teeth
Sure they’re cute, maybe the cutest thing I’ve ever seen
But how can I see you so innocently when your cold, to the bone
Your soul is as empty as dead man shoes, there’s a note on your window says – nobody’s home

But those pretty little hands, so soft and so wonderful
Pale as snow, I guess I slipped right through them right through them – ohh

Now the girls are on display in the centre of the through way
Discussing this and that is the fashion of the day
Because older boys need younger girls
So they feel confidence in themselves
And in what they’ll receive when they speak those fatal words
Ahhh- I love you- I love you- I love you
Hang a smile on your face pretty girl
Don’t fret about what you will be when you are older
Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me when I say
“I’ve had enough of these mind games babe"

The secret of your whim lies steady on those finger tips
Be careful or you’ll lose them, those pretty little finger tips

The girls walk by with their pants legs rolled up
Their thighs are so obvious but it’s not enough
Because older boys need younger girls
So they feel confidence in themselves
Yes, the girls walk by with their pants legs rolled up
Their thighs are so obvious but it’s not enough
Because older boys need younger girls
So they feel confidence in themselves
And in what they’ll receive when they speak those fatal- words
Track Name: schools of fish
Turn off the air conditioning
Driving is cold enough as it is
Highway cars are just like schools of fish

I’m sitting by the telephone
Waiting for somebody to call me
But nobody’s home or the phone is unplugged at the wall- after all, after all
After all after all!

But I don’t check, because I don’t care
I’d rather sit here and stare at the telephone
And run through a list of names who I think
Might help get me out if I fell in a hole
But the list slips my mind and I’m sailing alone

The moment caught me off guard
Remembering that time I rescued the dragonfly
From a fountain pond, isn’t it wonderful
To be caught off guard in the park, in the park- in your arms in the park

(Scat)

When I’m feeling blue, a trip to the city means somebody new
Yeah, when I’m feeling blue- oh- woe- hoe- yeah!
When I’m feeling blue- oooo! A trip to the city and
I’ve got a feeling, I’ve got a feeling, I’ve got a feeling it’s you- ooo!

But I don’t check, because I don’t care
I’d rather sit here and stare at the telephone
And run through a list of names who I think
Might help get me out if I fell in a hole
But the list slips my mind and I’m sailing alone

A bus into the mountain hills
Finds us lost amongst the daffodils
Wear a dress and I’ll wear a suit
And we’ll be recluse in the hills in a suit, in a suit- in the hills in a suit

High way cars are just like schools of fish
Track Name: after everything
She tried to convince me, she didn’t need me anymore, no no no
She screamed things she said, threat by threat into my head
She said, I don’t know why I’m here anymore
Soon you’ll see me out of that door

But after everything she said she’d do,
She still loved me, I knew

Constantly she reminded me of why she would be leaving me
It seemed she aspired to make me sad and watch me cry

For all I knew all was fine, for long I knew that she would be mine
As far as I knew, all was fine

Maybe I wasn’t good enough for her, no no no
Over time we slipped apart
Unannounced to anyone we were done

But after everything she put me through
She never did what she said she’d do
Track Name: go to bed
'go to bed' © Yi

So ends, another day
You’re still the same, nothing has changed
You came home, and closed the door
And now you’re here and nothing more
So close your eyes, and rest your head
And pretend, that you’re not tired

Because you’re not
And you never were
And you never cared
So go to bed

And when you wake, tie up your shoes
And brush your teeth, and go to school
Where you’ll learn about the things that you can’t do
You’ll go to lunch, and eat your food
The kids will laugh, and they’ll make fun
And not at them, it’ll be at you

Because you’re not
And you never were
And you never cared
So go to bed

Go to bed
Go to bed
Go to bed

Oh no you’re not, and you never were
And you never cared, because you’re not
The kids will laugh, and they’ll make fun
But In the end, you’ll be the one

Because you’re not
And you never were
And you never cared
So go to bed

Go to bed
Go to bed
Go to bed