If life was like a Facebook page
Everyday be fine
Emojis grinning, thumbs up winning
Glass or two of wine
Endless tripping, flying, flitting
All with free upgrade
Flowers blooming, all-consuming
If life a Facebook page

If life was like a Facebook page
Everyday a breeze
Coffee roasting, never boasting
Communing with the trees
Children playing, chickens laying
Front row from the stage
New love blooming, all-consuming
If life a Facebook page

If life was like a Facebook page
Everyday be great
No world hunger, going under
Warring words of state
Children crying, coral dying
Battered wives afraid
Race-hate blooming, all-consuming
If life a Facebook page

Chorus:
Let me live my Facebook page
Free from worry and dismay
Revel in the accolades
Live my Facebook page

David O’Connor

Before the world grew complex
Religion and much more
Creatures strange and beautiful
Roamed the forest floors
Overhead from feathered beds
Wondrous birds did soar
In these days in small dark caves
Hid right-wing dinosaurs

Eden-like this island home
From mountain top to shore
Kingdom built on harmony
Nature’s perfect law
But peace not everlasting
Nor beauty evermore
In these days from small dark caves
Came right-wing dinosaurs

Chiselled stone from lofty views
Fashioned into walls
Forests green with pristine streams
Cold steel axe and saw
Blanket earth of cloudless blue
Choked thick with yellow spores
In these days from small dark caves
Ruled right-wing dinosaurs

David O’Connor

See you made the grade today
Combed your hair and had your say
Left the crowd blown away
Lucky man you are

See you left them in the aisles
Begging for a selfie smile
Have to say, I like your style
Lucky man you are

Bridge:
Neon queens on bended knees
Bowing for your touch
Shallow suits with aims to please
Inviting you to lunch

See you bought a silver jet
Mix it with the noble set
Impression they won’t soon forget
Lucky man you are

See you made the trip down south
People living hand to mouth
Wall should keep the problem out
Lucky man you are

Bridge:
Hardy boys on cracking ice
Holding on so tight
Shiny stars, smell of spice
Showing you the light

David O’Connor

Chorus:
Another year over
Another year run
Crack open the champagne
Come, join the fun
Forget all our failings
Things left undone
Another year over
Another year run

Another year over
Another year run
Ignored all the warnings
Stupid and dumb
Burnt black our heaven
Hell still to come
Another year over
Another year run

Another year over
Another year run
If God had the answer
It sure wasn’t guns
Now east all but empty
West thinks it’s won
Another year over
Another year run

Another year over
Another year run
Time of the essence…. (ten)
Counting begun…. (nine)
Eight, seven, six
Five, four three, two, one
Another year over
Another year run

Bridge:
Be wary, it’s scary
That’s how it goes
Years disappear
While we all suppose
Get done ‘cause someone
Is running the show
I don’t think so

David O’Connor

I can’t argue with your logic
I can’t win your rote debate
Call it wonder, call it magic
Love exists in many states
If you don’t want it
(If) you don’t need it
Sorry, that’s not my concern
If no desire to plant and feed it
Lonely be the crop returned

I can’t top your worked examples
I can’t win your verbal war
Find it twisted, find it tangled
Love exists in many forms
If you don’t wish it
(If) you don’t chase it
Sorry, that’s not my concern
If no desire to sip and taste it
Lonely be the drink you earn

Chorus:
If you believe, believe it
Love will see you through
Feel deceived, then leave it
Love will find a cure

David O’Connor

Chorus:
I wonder where those friends are now
Teenage years spent building towers
Chasing rainbows, pleasure, power
Wonder where they are right now

Chris was always V8 crazy
On the highway, playing chasey
Dreaming girls but never touching
Found the heartbreak far too crushing

Rob the Greek was kind of nerdy
Sum the square of four and thirty
Loved the Cat, not the cousins
Running wild, stealing, stuffing

Phil, with hair below his navel
Blown and dried by Stallions Stable
Fenestrating for the masses
Scented rose of life in tatters

Bridge:
Stealing Cambridge for a laugh
Old box brownie photographs
Surfboards bolted to the car
Oh so close, so near, so far

David O’Connor

Please ignore my scars of beauty
Healing wrists and weeping heart
Not too close, you might see through me
One wrong word, I’ll fall apart

Please ignore my hunger gaming
Finger down my throat escape
Thin blue line with pages shaming
Beauty only has one shape

Please ignore my burning passion
Beauty like a smoking gun
Sweetly scented all the fashion
Sleeves to hide the damage done

Chorus:
Beauty not perfection
Don’t believe the lie
More a sad reflection
Distortion we all buy
Beauty not perfection
Fact remains, it’s true
Adjustment or correction
Will ruin the perfect you

Bridge:
Don’t change your face, don’t change your name
Just your point of view
Don’t change your tastes, don’t play the game
Be the perfect you

David O’Connor

I was lost in concentration
Fractured newsreels on the wall
Discussing with relations
What the people knew and saw

Chorus:
I was moved to tears consoling
Fighting off desire to run
During times of fear and loathing
Be prepared to draw your gun

I was drifting in confusion
Clouds of doubt without the rain
Examining solutions
Should the madness start again

I was moved to tears consoling
Fighting off desire to run
During times of fear and loathing
Be prepared to draw your gun

I was torn with indecision
Voices crackling over waves
Thoughtful intermission
How we people can behave

I was moved to tears consoling
Fighting off desire to run
During times of fear and loathing
Be prepared to draw your gun

Bridge:
All very well to opt for peace
Beg for mercy on your knees
But death don’t come in more degrees than one

Last time:
I was woken by the shouting
Foreign voices in my head
Ordering and counting
Standing naked by my bed

I was moved to tears consoling
Fighting off desire to run
During times of fear and loathing
Be prepared to draw your gun

David O’Connor

Before you sell your rhetoric
Trial excuses smooth and slick
Before you head off double-quick
Spare a thought for she
Raped and refugee

Before you pimp your stately aim
Leave the scarred to take the blame
Save this land of disputed claims
Spare a thought for she
Raped and refugee

Before you push your golden wares
Legal suits that show you care
What you know but you won’t share
Spare a thought for she
Raped and refugee

Before you tout your saving grace
Shore the walls of this stolen place
Look more and more like the master race
Spare a thought for she
Raped and refugee

Bridge:
Sorry, we can’t comment
Specific case you see
Assure you we are on it
Though she’s just a refugee
A refugee

David O’Connor

Towelling down in Abu Dhabi
Humps and camels by the pool
Lazy days and all night parties
Dancing with my sultan girl

Speedy wheels in New York City
Laying tread in Central Park
Alleyways where life aint pretty
Diner dating after dark

Peking duck in seedy Shanghai
Chicken feet at every turn
Temple dragons playing “I spy”
Me and Jackie never learn

Wrestling crocs in Darwin central
Buffalo in Kakadu
Dodging locals in a rental
Lugging pearls with China crew

Chorus:
I miss my nights of dreaming
Swimming in a sea of down
I miss my nights of dreaming
Believing I could be most anyone

David O’Connor

Catch a tram from JR central
Yen you spend is more than fair
Check in at the Oriental
Not too many that compare

Walk the boulevard Odori
Coffee hot and less than home
Overwhelming sense of sorry
Quiet prayer by city dome

Pancakes, cabbage, seafood special
Hassei fills your day and more
Dodging bikes is worth the hassle
Sitting cross-legged on the floor

Evening and the heavens open
Hilltops blinking neon time
Umbrellas little more than token
Know tomorrow be just fine

Chorus:
Hiroshima, even-tempered
Pretty as the day was born
Past a picture long remembered
Future richer with the dawn

David O’Connor

He sits there lying through his teeth
Explaining why we should believe
Master of the duck and weave
Politician man

He turns a sod with silver spade
Insists the dirt is well-behaved
Intent on digging us a grave
Politician man

He waves and boards his private jet
In cattle class we squirm and sweat
The peoples’ servant don’t forget
Politician man

He ties his ties so silky smooth
Imported suits, writes off a few
Compliments of me and you
Politician man

He claims his heart is with the ones
Encouraged him to stand and run
But they aint seen him since he won
Politician man

Chorus:
Politician man, we are so relieved
See your mission as caring for our needs
Politician man, gratitude runs deep
Stood to share your vision….
Now lie to keep your seat

David O’Connor

You can say I love you
Trip and tie the knot
You can say forever
All the time you’ve got
You can ring and promise
Kiss and make it up
Swear you’re being honest
That should be enough

You can say I love you
Put the kids to bed
You can say won’t be long
Spend the night with friends
You can ring and promise
No need to wait up
Swear you’re being honest
That should be enough

You can say I love you
Hold her oh so tight
You can say no never
Hope it puts things right
You can ring and promise
Ask her what is up
Swear you’re being honest
That should be enough

Chorus:
Won’t be enough, never enough
Don’t forget, we’re talking love
Tried and true, smooth and rough
When talking love, never enough
Never enough

David O’Connor

Regina Minehard, digging holes
Perfumed scent of burning coal
Rip it up, mark it sold
Regina, make you mine

Regina Minehard, open cut
Bleeding hearts, lock ‘em up
All in all, still not enough
Regina, make you mine

Regina Minehard, pulling strings
Iron or a silver ring
Sets my mind imagining
Regina, make you mine

Regina Minehard, down below
Up above the profits grow
Reaping what you did not sow
Regina, make you mine

Chorus:
My heart yearns to be
Buried deep in royalties
Lord of all, as far as I can see
My lady next to me
My lady by my side
Regina, make you mine

David O’Connor

Call me a filthy refugee
Alien for sure
State my claim all at sea
Asylum out the door
While headlines plead strong policy
Well-to-do want more
Call me a filthy refugee
Better change the law

Call me a lazy so-and-so
Welfare cheat for sure
Dress up this life upon the dole
Paradise for poor
While headlines sow a feeling low
Well-to-do applaud
Call me a lazy so-and-so
Better change the law

Call me an evil terrorist
Criminal for sure
Label me a public risk
Intent on making war
While headlines twist an angry fist
Cause well-to-do uproar
Call me an evil terrorist
Better change the law

Chorus:
But if by chance you’re gay
Want the bankers put away
Media moguls for the chop
Mining magnates breaking rocks
If by chance believe
Fresh air for every child to breathe
Sadly you will wait in vain
Law won’t change

David O’Connor

I’ve been to Bali too
Won’t be going back
(I’m) cured of island cures
Hidden from the facts

I’ve been to Bali too
Not again, no more
Too easy bend the rules
Pass it off as law

I’ve been to Bali too
Off my visit list
Some picture perfect views
Often hit and miss

I’ve been to Bali too
In the sorry past
(Seems) one mistake, adieu
Breathe your very last

Chorus:
Worried I might try to fly
Clipped and broken wings
Worried I might close my eyes
Not wake up again

David O’Connor

School can be a lonely place
For them that lack the social graces
Those who told “don’t show your face”
School can be a drain
No teacher can explain

Dark room can be a killing field
For them believe the news is real
Those exposed and never healed
Dark room can draw the blind
Glamourise the crime

Hug can hold and mask goodbye
For them a penchant to destroy
Those supposed to know the joy
Hug can hold the key
To what can never be

Chorus:
And Jakey won’t make twenty-one
Bought a lie that’s brought undone
Mother’s love to see her son
Grow to be a man
Blown away the chance

David O’Connor

I watch in stony silence
Without a thought for you
Demonstrate compliance
Guilty through and through
The twisted and the tortured
The scarred beyond belief
Deny events reported
Turn my back and leave

I watch without a skerrick
Of feeling in my veins
Count your pleas as rhetoric
Facts I can’t explain
The fires of hell burn brightly
To poison air and sea
Scowl none too politely
Turn my back and leave

I watch with grave abandon
Rising tide of strife
Climb up on my wagon
As spirits take a dive
The victims and the vanquished
Cries hungry for reprieve
Unmoved by passioned language
Turn my back and leave

Chorus:
Departed, done, no planned return
Ignored the signs, failed to learn
Dead, defunct, divorced, goodnight
Ignored the chance to put it right

David O’Connor

I hang my head in shame
The little that remains
Won’t see me through the week
No more than sleep and eat

I know I’m not to blame
And nothing I would change
Of journey led me here
And yet, I do despair

I dream to kill the pain
A life washed down the drain
To fail is nothing new
Until the failure’s you

Chorus:
Where were you when I cried out loud
I begged your help, I wasn’t proud
Where were you when I ached alone
Tears bleeding down a silent phone
Where were you….
You I call my friend

David O’Connor

Let the mirror tell the story
Of importance few will know
Mummy’s love and Daddy’s millions
Twist the tap and let it flow

See my friends, faithful truly
Sure which side the butter’s spread
Hanging rich somewhat fulfilling
Even for those easily led

Feel the vibe of power and glory
Paparazzi snapping heals
Just a touch of Kate and William
In every shot the camera steals

Bridge:
Booking flights to see the moon
Riding camels in Khartoum
Trashing bars and hotel rooms
That is what we well-to-do
Like to do

Chorus:
I’m the heir of someone special
I’m the flesh of born to breed
I’m both class and quintessential
I’m the fruit of chosen seed

David O’Connor

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