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released March 30, 2017

Music composed, performed, mixed & mastered by Paul Odiase, lyrics by Paul Robert Thomas – ‘Les Paul’s’ (The Paul’s) (as both lads are named ‘Paul’).

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'Les Paul's' (The Paul's) London, UK

'Les Paul's' (The Paul's) are a prolific dynamic song writing duo of ex-Londoners, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and actor Paul Odiase and song lyricist Paul Robert Thomas. Check them out at at www.facebook.com/PaulonPaul.
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Track Name: Those Monday Morning Blues
Those Monday Morning Blues

Monday morning
Monday morning
Monday morning blues
Yeah, I mean man I can feel them blues

Gonna write my own rules
Ain’t gonna play your dirty game no more
Gonna write my own rules
Ain’t gonna play your dirty game no more
And if you don’t like it
When you leave don’t forget to close the door

Can you tell me what’s true
I can’t tell what’s right from wrong no more
Can you tell me what’s true
I can’t tell what’s right from wrong no more
There’s so many false tongues
Sometimes I don’t know what I’m living for
So many false tongues
And sometimes I don’t know what I’m living for

For once upon a time
The road was so straight you couldn’t get lost
For once upon a time
The road was so straight you couldn’t get lost
So many twists and turns
I’ve been sold out and tricked and double crossed
So many twists and turns
I’ve been sold out and tricked and double crossed

I and I will survive
I don’t want no-one I have to call ‘boss’
I and I will survive
I don’t want no-one I have to call ‘boss’
There’s only one above
So if I stay alone well that’s the cost

Red roses in the rain
Windows frosted up with mist
Red roses in the rain
Windows frosted up with mist

The sky’s crying ice fire
Clouds and rainbows forming the sign of a fish
The sky’s crying ice fire
Clouds and rainbows forming the sign of a fish
The sign of a fish, the sign of a fish, the sign of a fish

Maybe I can’t please you
You know that one time I did try so hard
Maybe I can’t please you
You know that one time I did try so hard
I gave you all I could
Nothing’s up my sleeve except this last trump card
I gave you all I could
Nothing’s up my sleeve except this last trump card

I don’t care what you say
I’m gonna live the way I wanna live
I don’t care what you say
I’m gonna live the way I wanna live
Who are you to tell me
All you do is take when did you last give?
Who are you to tell me
All you do is take when did you give last?
Tell me, when did you last give?
When did you last give?
Last give, last give?

Goodbye to Mary Jane
And all those names and faces from the past
Goodbye to Mary Jane
And all those names and faces from the past
Sorry if I hurt you
But that must be the way the die was cast
Sorry if I hurt you
But that must be the way the die was cast
(edited version fade out ………………)

The sky’s crying ice fire
Clouds and rainbows forming the sign of a fish

One day I know I’ll die
Yeah it’s sad but it happens to us all
One day I know I’ll die
Yeah it’s sad but it happens to us all
I know that day will come
I see the shadows waiting out in the hall

When that time comes along
I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes
When that time comes along
I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes
You just have no idea
Nothing compares to these Monday Morning Blues

You just have no idea
Nothing compares to these Monday Morning Blues
Monday Morning Blues
Monday Morning Blues
Monday Morning Blues
Monday Morning Blues

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Tin Soldiers
Tin Soldiers

One fat Englishman on a mule
Feeling so pompous, looking such a fool
He’ll ride that-poor-mule till it drops
Showing he’s master, don’t matter the cost

Tin soldiers all dressed in red
Tin soldiers all dressed in red
Melting in the sun, just like moulton lead
In the sun like moulton lead

He was born-to-lead, so they said
Empire’s built on sand, on backs of the dead
They say charity starts at home
Nick-knack-paddy-whack
Give the dog a bone

Tin soldiers all dressed in red
Tin soldiers all dressed in red
Melting in the sun, just like moulton lead
In the sun like moulton lead

So much sacrifice for a crown
Written in the past
Pages are all brown
The sun never sets come what may
The sun never sets so they say

Georgie Porgie please
Won’t you come out to play
Who’s the King of the Castle
Who’s the dirty rascal
Who’s the dirty rascal
Who’s the King of the Castle

Tin soldiers all dressed in red
Tin soldiers all dressed in red
Melting in the sun, just like moulton lead
In the sun like moulton lead

Tin soldiers, Tin soldiers, Tin soldiers
Tin soldiers, Tin soldiers, Tin soldiers

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Not Three Monkeys
Not Three Monkeys

The night’s dropping so fast
As I survey all that has passed
Been smoking too many beers
But reality’s always near
Been eating too much TV
Had delusions I was free

It might sound absurd, but,
Do you know, do you know
What the deaf man heard?
What the deaf man heard?

Here my good man
You gotta understand
Ashes & sackcloth & blood & sand
There’s a poison river running through this land

When you’re at war inside
Just why won’t you swallow your pride
And tell me how can there be peace
The hostilities never cease
Take a leaf out of the book
Change your ways and how you look

Seems against the laws, but
Do you know, do you know
What the blind man saw

Fee fi fo thumb
Please don’t ask me how come
He’s staring at the eye of the gun
See the chamber’s full, the deed will soon be done

Been blown from here to there
You’re so down you don’t even care
You just get by on this and that
But nostalgia has made you fat
Look to where the rainbow ends
Look up to the sky my friend

You can’t raise the dead, but
Do you know, do you know, do you know
What the dumb man said

Bow to the King
Open your heart and sing
Life’s short or long as a piece of string
You know how small you are in the scheme of things
In the scheme of things

Beggars can’t be choosers
Winners are winners
Losers are losers
Got to choose who you wanna be
Beggars can’t be choosers
Winners are winners
Losers are losers
Got to choose who you wanna be
And not be one of the three monkeys

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock

It’s eleven O’clock
And this town’s stone dead
The streets are deserted
Everyone’s tucked up in their bed

There’s just one place I know
Where no one ever sleeps
It rocks all day and night
It’s non-stop 8 days a week

Knock, knock, knock, yeah
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
All around the clock
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
I’m going round the clock
With this Brighton rock

Some may call it ‘Kooks-Town’
It’s down by the sea
Don’t matter what you like
It’s the only place I feel free

Gonna get my rocks off
And lay down on the beach
You can do what you want
Eat some melons or a peach

Knock, knock, knock
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
All around the clock
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks,
All around the clock
With this Brighton rock

It’s not so far away
You should go on down too
Say you only live once
Everyone should try pastures new

I don’t wanna turn you
From the straight and narrow
There you’ll rub shoulders with
Boyz and girls from Eton and Harrow

Knock, knock, knock. yeah
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
All around the clock
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
I’m going round the clock
With this Brighton rock

Don’t care if you’re black or white
Or dress to the left or to the right
No one cares where you’re from or where you been
You could be from Mars and coloured green
Down there Brighton rocks
It’s the coolest funkiest scene

Knock, knock, knock
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
All around the clock
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
I’m going round the clock
With this Brighton rock

Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
Brighton rocks
Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks, Brighton rocks
Brighton rocks

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: You Love I
You Love I

You Love I
The war is over
Gone is the soldier
That try to take land from I

From top of Spring Hill
Below is all still
Birds and the bees they fly

I thank you Haile
Your love is as mighty
As a lion you showed to I

You a million miles away
Still I sing you every day
Even though you not with I

For you love I
I know you love I
You love I
You love I
You love I

I sat in the yard
I watched the guard
That dress better than I

I ask who is free
As he looks for the key
That will help unlock I

Mercy and love
Shines down from above
Into the face of I

I know in my heart
Though we be apart
You will not abandon I

For you love I
I know you love I
You love I
You love I
You love I

And her rock star lover
Hiding under the covers
Pointing his finger at I

He sow his seeds
Digging the weeds
He think he better than I

Those times they gone
We could not hold on
Now we don’t see eye to eye

I must move on
I must be gone
It’s a long road before I

I must move on
I must be gone
It’s a long road before I

I know you love I
I know you love I
You love I
You love I

I know you love I
I know you love I
You love I
You love I

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Temples in the Rain
Temples in the Rain

You know
Life’s a struggle to survive
To stay alive
On these lonely streets

There’s danger out there
You’d better take care
Of strangers you meet

But the danger is in here
It’s everywhere
Inside my own brain

Shadows in my mind
Where I tried to find
Light inside the pain

Temples in the rain
Temples in the rain
Isn’t it about time
That the Saviour came?

Temples in the rain
Temples in the rain
Isn’t it about time
That the Saviour came?
That the Saviour

Tell me if there’s a way out
Don’t whisper shout
I can’t hear so well

The bridge has fallen down
Everyone’s left town
God forsaken hell

They say
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
But how much longer
Can I hide these stains
I’m growing weak
Yes I’m struggling to my feet
Calling out your name

Temples in the rain
Temples in the rain
Isn’t it about time
That the Saviour came?

I think I can make it through
I hope you do
Remember my name

The road is so long
A long way I’ve gone
Down memory lane

Temples in the rain
Temples in the rain
Isn’t it about time
That the Saviour came?

They say
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
But how much longer
Can I hide these stains

Temples in the rain
Temples in the rain
Isn’t it about time
That the Saviour came?

I’m growing weak
I’m struggling to my feet
Calling out your name

Temples in the rain
Temples in the rain
Isn’t it about time
That the Saviour came?

Temples in the rain
Temples in the rain
Isn’t it about time
That the Saviour came?

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Smiling Through Clenched Teeth
Smiling Through Clenched Teeth

The wheels of rhyme go round and round
Though they’re full of rust
Trying hard not to fall down
We must do what we must

It’s hard to stay clean
When you’re crawling through the dirt
It’s hard to hope and dream
When inside you crave and hurt

Follow the river of tears
As we leave Babylon behind
Still travelling after all these years
I can’t believe I haven’t lost my mind

I still manage to smile through clenched teeth
Trying to cover up all the grief

Eric gave Lucy to Georgie
The phone rang off the hook
He had to pay for Patti
It’s all written in a book

He was the victim of society
He was different from you
A victim of his own notoriety
There was nothing he could do

She was the sheriff’s daughter
A big man to be feared
Like a lamb to the slaughter
I said he had a nice curly beard

All were smiling through clenched teeth
As they laid the blessed wreath

The millionaire junkie
Dressed up like a tramp
He’s trained his monkey
To lick his postage stamps

Just like a monk in a dirty habit
That’s been forced to get clean
In the headlights like a frightened rabbit
The driver looks so straight and mean

And Bobby’s still going strong
Taking all he can see
He says he’s not doing wrong
It’s what he’s always done traditionally

Everyone smiling through clenched teeth
Their insincerity’s beyond belief
Through clenched teeth
Lord, everyone smiling through clenched teeth
Their insincerity’s beyond belief

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: New Orleans Blues
New Orleans Blues

Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s in my blood
Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s the blues I love

James is in the alley
Kicking off his blues
In the street is Aunt Sally
Double two timing shuffling her shoes

A marching band’s swinging Dixie
A church choir’s singing high
Out on the Mississippi
A steamboat chugs by

Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s in my blood
Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s the blues I love

Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s in my blood
Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s the blues I love

Down here in New Orleans
Music’s in the air
In the bar at Fat Pauline’s
The stiff drinkers are letting down their hair

There’s dancing out on the street
And in every living place
Everyone you see and meet’s
They got a smile on their face

Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s in my blood
Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s the blues I love

Then came the dark thunder
Washed away the blues
So much went down down under
But we’ll build it up new

I love the blues
It’s in my blood
Oh Lord
I love the blues

I love the blues
It’s in my blood
Oh Lord
I love the blues

Then came the dark thunder
And washed away the blues
So much went down down under
But we’ll build it up new

Lord
I love the blues
It’s in my blood
Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s the blues I love

Lord
I love the blues
I love the blues
I love the blues
I love the blues
New Orlean’s Blues
I love the blues

James is in the alley
Kicking off his blues
In the street is Aunt Sally
Double two timing shuffling her shoes

A marching band’s swinging Dixie
Lord a church choir’s singing high
Out on the Mississippi
A steamboat chugs by

Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s the blues I love
Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s in my blood

Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s the blues I love
Oh Lord
I love the blues
It’s in my blood

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Someone To Hold
Someone to Hold

I know we only just met
I feel I’ve known you all my life
Yet there’s things that I need to say
But the words are getting in the way
So another drink to lose my pride
Then the man in me will stop to hide
Then the man in me will stop to hide

You say I look sad and blue
Yeah I guess it’s probably true
If there’s other things you’ve heard
Don’t care if they’re true or lying words
It don’t matter to me any more
Why don’t you come in and close the door
Why don’t you come on in and close the door

Because tonight I feel so all alone
I’m so far away from home
And I’m sorry if I’m being bold
But tonight I just need someone to hold

In the street there’s a thousand women I could buy
A thousand things I could take to help fly
To help distance me from all of the pain
That’s eating my heart driving me insane
But I’m just not asking for this or that
Coz I know that’s not really where it’s at

I’m just asking you to stay through the night
With me till the morning light
And I’m sorry if I might sound bold
But I really do need someone to hold

I feel like a robot going through the motions
Programmed not to show too much emotion
But for how long can I go on like this
When it’s the human touch I need and miss
For my heart’s broken please help make it whole
Help me to pick up the pieces of my soul
You can leave but if you decide to stay
There won’t be a price to pay

I realize that I might sound bold
But I’m dying to have someone to hold

Though you might help me to ease some of my sorrow
You may not see me after tomorrow
But I’ll remember you with affection
Even though we’ll go in different directions
In the end all I took was your time
I hope we’ll meet again somewhere down the line

I know we only just met
I feel I known you all my life
Yet these things I needed to say
But some words got lost along the way
So another drink to lose our pride
Then the man in me will stop to hide

For I’m sorry if I’m being bold
But tonight I just need someone to hold

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Where is the Love?
Where is the Love ?

Crimson sky’s cracked open
Like the cup from which I drink
It can be fixed I’m hoping
There’s no time left to think

As rain falls like drops of blood
From the open wound of a slaughtered Dove
Where is the love
There is none to be found
Not down here or up above
Where is the love

They’re killing my world
Doesn’t anyone care?
They’re killing my world
It just isn’t fair

Where is the love
There is none to be found
Not down here or up above
Where is the love

Hang the devil
And hang his sons
There’s always someone willing
To get his work done
To get his work done

Let’s overturn this order
Let’s stop chaos reign
Time to seal the borders
Things will never be the same

Where is the love
There is none to be found
Not down here or up above
Where is the love
Where is the love

Put men on the moon
And put men on Mars
And once you’re done there
Move on and rape the stars

All my heroes are gone
Melted into the sun
There’s no saviours, there’s no-one
Our web of fate’s been spun

Where is the love
There is none to be found
Not down here or up above
Where is the love

Crimson sky’s cracked open
Like the cup from which I drink
It can be fixed I’m hoping
There’s no time left to think

As rain falls like drops of blood
From the open wound of a slaughtered dove
Where is the love
There is none to be found
Not down here or up above
Where is the love

They’re killing my world
Doesn’t anyone care
They’re killing my world
It just isn’t fair

Where is the love
There is none to be found
Not down here or up above
Where is the love
Where is the love
Where is the love
Where is the love
There is none to be found
Not down here or up above
Where is the love
Where is the love
Where is the love

Paul Robert Thomas