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P.O.P. by ‘Les Paul’s’ (The Paul’s) at www.facebook.com/PaulonPaul. Visit the album’s page at www.paullyrics.com/album/p-o-p-paul-on-paul

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released April 1, 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: Banging My Head Against The Wall
Banging My Head Against The Wall

I wake up in the morning
Too tired to move
I’m bursting with a yearning
Not hungry for food
I keep on standing but I fall
Tryna get past where you’ve stalled
Is like banging your head against the wall

You try to go on forwards
But you just get blocked
You’re really going backwards
You take knock after knock
But I keep tryna play ball
How many times must you fall?
Feels like banging your head against the wall

Against the wall, against the wall
I’m just banging my head against the wall
Against the wall, against the wall
I’m just banging my head against the wall

This big world keeps on turning
It’s like it’s some big plan
And ev’ry day I’m learning
But I can’t understand
You say I’m handsome and I’m tall
Sometimes my mind can’t recall
That I’m banging my head against the wall

Against the wall, against the wall
I’m just banging my head against the wall
Against the wall, against the wall
I’m just banging my head against the wall

I feel the air is burning
I just cannot breathe
The rainbow dream is falling
There’s no time to grieve
You may feel big but you’re small
In life it’s ‘winner takes all’
We’re all banging our heads against the wall

Against the wall, against the wall
You’re just banging your head against the wall
Against the wall, against the wall
We’re just banging my head against the wall
Against the wall, against the wall
We’re just banging our heads against the wall
Against the wall, against the wall
We’re just banging our heads against the wall

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Better Days
Better Days

I was born
I was raised
In the wind
Of a smoky haze

I been blown
I been burned
I been barred
When will I ever learn?

But these eyes
But these eyes
Have seen better days
Better days, better days
These eyes have seen much better days

Take me back
Take me home
I can’t stay
No more on my own

I’ve gone far
I’ve gone bad
I’ve gone weak
Maybe I’m going mad

And these eyes
And these eyes
Have seen better days
Better days, better days
These eyes have seen much better days

I don’t know
I don’t say
I was right
To leave you that way

I need love
I need you
To come back
And do the things that you do

So these eyes
So these eyes
Will see better days
Better days, better days
These eyes will see much better days

And these eyes
And these eyes
Have seen better days
Better days, better days
These eyes have seen much better days

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Camden Town Blues
Camden Town Blues

I saw you on that stall in Camden Town
You were selling postcards of the past
Your hair is grey though you got it coloured brown
I guess inner beauty can never last

You’re a sixties child
No longer running wild
You been tamed with styled
Nostalgia’s made you fat
What d’ya think about that?
What d’ya think about that?

Ah come on ya old punks and hippies in your designer shoes
Come sing along to these Camden Town Blues

Been thinkin’ ’bout all the places that I’ve been
And all those people and things that I’ve seen
But my thoughts were never far away from home
Camden on my mind wherever I roamed

And your reminiscing of ‘Those were the days’
All got lost in the 60’s smoky haze
Of wars and riots and hate and broken glass
I’m so glad those crazy days didn’t last

You’re a sixties child
No longer running wild
You been tamed with style
Nostalgia’s made you fat
What d’ya think about that?
What d’ya think about that?

Ah come on ya old punks and hippies in your designer shoes
And sing along to these Camden Town Blues

They’ve bought and forced the poor right outta town
They made it a ghetto for the rich
The new clubs they all belt out the newest sounds
They’ve built designer flats on our sports pitch

You’re a sixties child
No longer running wild
You been tamed with style
Nostalgia’s made you fat
What d’ya think about that?
What d’ya think about that?

Ah come on ya old punks and hippies in your designer shoes
Sing along to these Camden Town Blues

Ah come on ya old punks and hippies in your designer shoes
Sing along to these Camden Town Blues

Ah come on ya old punks and hippies in your designer shoes
Sing along to these Camden Town Blues
Sing along to these Camden Town Blues
Sing along to these Camden Town Blues

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Remember
Remember

I, I, I
I remember you
As the lover I never had
I needed you to be true
I needed someone that could make me feel glad

When I saw you there
On Egba Street where
You’d risen with the morning sun

Your face shone so bright
You seemed so perfect and so right
I hoped that you were the one

I, I, I
I remember you
The picture’s still fresh in my mind
You never were to me true
But I can’t leave the mem’ry of you behind

There’s one thing I know
It was hard to let you go
But I’m so glad that I did

Your light started to fade
I was living in the shade
Keeping my feelings hid

Remember
Remember on Egba Street
Remember
Remember we were destined to meet
Remember you said
One day we’d wed
Remember
As then the sky turn from blue to red

I, I, I,
I remember you
As your anger took control
That you found hard to subdue
You released demons from inside your soul

And when you were done
We stood there hurt and stunned
You said that you weren’t to blame

My scars just won’t heal
They’re deep inside concealed
And it’s such a crying shame

I, I, I
I remember you
As the lover I never had
I needed you to be true
I needed someone that could make me feel glad

Couldn’t take any more
I threw you out the door
I’m so glad that I did

It’s hard to be alone
And this house isn’t a home
But at least now I can start to live

Remember
Remember on Egba Street
Remember
Remember we were destined to meet
Remember you said
One day we’d wed
Remember
As then the sky turned from blue to red

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Sugar Baby
Sugar Baby

Some people just shouldn’t be on the dance floor
I really don’t know what I came here for
You know I ain’t really been in love
And you tower over me from above
I just wanna try to look cool
And not make myself look a fool
Before all these people assembled
Baby you make my knees tremble
Oh yes you do

You’re my sugar baby
That’s for sure
Your sweet taste leaves me
Wanting more
You melt in my mouth
Like a sugar cube
You’re sweeter than anything
I’ve ever seen on You Tube
Oh yes you are

Teach me all the moves and how to boogie too
I’ll rock you with these Tel-Aviv Blues
You know I really ain’t telling tales
Coz no matter what even nine inch nails
Can be hammered in really deep
But they won’t stop my happy feet
Quickly it’s making me lose control
I feel it vibrating my soul
Oh yes it is

You’re my sugar babe
That’s for sure
Your sweet taste leaves me
Needing more
You melt in my mouth
Like a honey comb
Come on baby take me home

You like 2 lumps in your tea
I’ll give you three
You like 2 lumps in your tea
I’ll give you three

You’re my sugar baby
That’s for sure
Your sweet taste leaves me
Wanting more
You’re my sugar baby
That’s for sure
Your sweet taste leaves me
Wanting more

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Frustration
Frustration

Oh honey it’s so hard with you
Why do you do the things you do?
You shake me and take me
To places unknown
But when I call you
You don’t answer the telephone

Can’t go on with this situation
I’m gonna die of chronic frustration
Frustration, frustration, frustration
Frustration, frustration, yeah

It’s hard to keep it all inside
It’s starting to show it’s hard to hide
These feelings I’ve got won’t go away
They’re getting stronger each night and day
When I go to bed with my last yawn
To when I get up at the crack of dawn

Why do you lead me to temptation
But leave me with nothing but frustration
Frustration, frustration, frustration
Frustration, frustration, yeah

There’s a way to help me you know it’s true
I could help myself but I want that you
Will give me some relief
It won’t take long I’ll make it brief
Come be a good girl just let it be
I’ll do the same for you if you’d let me

Come and give me some good vibrations
Ah take away all this frustration
Frustration, frustration, frustration
Frustration, frustration, yeah
Can’t go on with this situation
I’m gonna die of chronic frustration
Frustration, frustration, frustration
Frustration, frustration, yeah

Oh take away this frustration from my tongue
Coz it’s making me feel old when I am young
My head is throbbing and wants to explode
I’m feeling I’m carrying a heavy load
Frustration, frustration driving me insane
If I don’t get help I’ll never ever be the same
Starting to lose all my sensation
Because of all this frustration
Frustration, frustration, frustration, yeah

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Leo
Leo

Born out of wedlock on a starry night
You were dragged screaming into the light
Was given a gift by the Gods above
You repaid it by revealing your love

You knew the secrets of the birds
You talked in pictures not in words
You wrote in code to fool all the spies
At your feet lay the rich the wise

Leo, Leo
Wandering the land
Leo, Leo
When will they ever understand?
Leo, Leo
Wandering the land
Leo, Leo, Leo

One night the stone mouth of truths sold you out
When you asked the soldiers ‘What’s it all about’?
They guard the gates against the winds of change
They sneered ‘Your mind’s too free so it must be chained’!

You saw things no-one else could see
You were the one who held the keys
You opened doors to worlds unknown
You sat next to kings on their thrones

Leo, Leo
Ahead of your time
Leo, Leo
Your truth is passing down the line
Ahead of your time
Leo, Leo, Leo

Your truth is passing down the line
You showed us so many colours and signs
You helped to give back the blind their sight
You turned the darkness into light
Were you sent from heaven above?
From the Ark like a guiding white dove?
Were you sent from heaven above?
From the Ark like a guiding white dove?

One day you gave up the ghost and died
Lisa as always was there right by your side
Last thing you took from this world was her smile
They cried ‘He’s not gone, he’ll be back in a while’

You left us the works of your hands
So in time we could understand
Even though some said you were mad
You were the dad I wish I’d had

Leo, Leo
Bright star in the sky
Leo, Leo
I thank the Lord that you passed by

Leo, Leo
Leo, Leo, Leo

Your truth is passing down the line
You showed us so many colours and signs
You helped to give back the blind their sight
You turned the darkness into light

Leo, Leo
Leo, Leo, Leo
Leo, Leo
Leo, Leo, Leo

Leo, Leo
Leo, Leo, Leo
Leo, Leo
Leo, Leo, Leo

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: My Identity
My Identity

Feeling like a stranger in a strange land
It’s hard for me to understand
I’m lost in a world where I don’t belong
For how long can I fight and be strong?

Can you please tell me who I am?
I’d be so grateful if you can
I’m not the one who was here before
I’m not sure who I am no more

I’m searching high, I’m searching low
Searching in those strange places I go
Trying to find the man in me
Trying to find my identity
My identity

The man in the mirror is not me
I’m not sure who it is I see
This house I’m in is not my home
It’s built of straw and not of stone

The sand is shifting beneath my feet
I’m burning up from the constant heat
Can I ask you if can you tell
Am I in this world or is it hell?

Keep searching high, keep searching low
Searching in those strange places I go
Trying to find the man in me
Trying to find my identity

I need to escape back to the past
But the sea I crossed is so vast
I ended up crashed upon the shore
Fighting this lone internal war
This lone internal war

How did I reach this god forsaken place?
I hang my head low in disgrace
I must have taken a wrong turn
And passed the point of no return

Still searching high, still searching low
Still searching in those strange places I go
Trying to find the man in me
Will I ever find my identity
My identity
My identity
My identity
My identity
Will I ever find my identity?

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: It's Been So Long
Its Been So Long

It’s been so long
Since I held you
It’s been so long
Since I told you
How much I love you
Love you, love you, love you

Maybe we don’t talk enough
Maybe we find it tough
It’s not the words you say
But the spaces in between
That say more to me
Than what you think you mean
That say more to me
Than what you think you mean

Maybe it’s all become too familiar
Maybe our thoughts have become too similar
Maybe it’s time to start a-new
Let’s leave the kids at home
And go somewhere alone
Just me and you

It’s been so long
Since I held you
It’s been so long
Since I told you
How much I love you
Love you, love you, love you
Love you, love you, love you

Come raise your glass and say ‘cheers’
Here’s to the next fun packed years
Up to now it’s been a rough ride
But I’d go to the ends of the earth
With you by my side

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: In Way Too Deep
In Way Too Deep

You stole my heart
Like a thief in the night
I heard you depart
With the morning light

I’ll never be the same
Can’t turn back the clock
No one is to blame
I’m in love I know it’s a shock

I never meant it to be like this
I never felt like this before
But I was hooked after just one kiss
I can’t wait for you to come back through that door

You stole my heart
It’s yours to keep
Right from the start
I know I’m in way too deep
Way too deep, in way too deep
I know I’m in way too deep

I thought at first
You were a one night stand
How you quenched my thirst
Left me feeling grand

Then I looked in your eyes
Saw through to your soul
Took me by surprise
Was like you I had always known

I never meant it to be like this
I never felt like this before
But I was hooked after just one kiss
I can’t wait for you to come back through that door

You stole my heart
It’s yours to keep
Right from the start
I know I’m in way too deep
Way too deep, in way too deep

The day has passed
And you still have not shown
Now my heart beats fast
It’s you on the phone

I’m waiting for the night
When you’ll come to me
Then it will feel right
When you are lying next to me

I never meant it to be like this
I never felt like this before
But I was hooked after just one kiss
I can’t wait for you to come back through that door

You stole my heart
It’s yours to keep
Right from the start
Right from the start

Paul Robert Thomas
Track Name: Fat Girls in Skin Tight White Jeans
Fat Girls in Skin Tight White Jeans

There’s so many diff’rent people in this world
All kinds of guys and all kinds of girls
There’s some mystery’s I can’t understand
Maybe it’s hard coz I’m just a man

Just don’t call me a ‘male chauvinist pig’
Coz I love women whether small or big
And I’m not trying to be mean
But why do fat girls wear skin tight white jeans?

It’s a mystery, it’s a mystery,
It’s a mystery to me
It’s a mystery, it’s a mystery,
It’s a mystery to me

I sure ain’t no Mister Universe no
But I try to keep some self pride you know
What makes me laugh and never fails
Is almost bald men with long pony tails!

That’s a mystery, that’s a mystery,
That’s a mystery to me
That’s a mystery, that’s a mystery,
That’s a mystery to me

I don’t say that you can’t flaunt what you’ve got
But self-delusions can blind you a lot
Your ego I don’t mean to hurt
But hairy pot bellied guys in short T-shirts

Are a mystery, are a mystery
Are a mystery to me
Are a mystery, are a mystery
Are a mystery to me

There’s so many diff’rent people in this world
All kinds of guys and all kinds of girls
There’s some mystery’s I can’t understand
Maybe it’s hard coz I’m just a man

There’s so many diff’rent people in this world
All kinds of guys and all kinds of girls
There’s some mystery’s I can’t understand
Maybe it’s hard coz I’m just a man

It’s a mystery, it’s a mystery,
It’s a mystery to me
It’s a mystery, it’s a mystery,
It’s a mystery to me
It’s a mystery, it’s a mystery,
It’s a mystery to me
It’s a mystery, it’s a mystery,
It’s a mystery to me

Paul Robert Thomas