Dog Star Lights

by The Pleasures Of June

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released October 21, 2019

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Track Name: Destination Love
If you think you’ve lost your way
And you’re missing all the action
Baby stop and turn around

Are you searching for the one
The one that lights your fire
And burns you like the sun..

What’s your destination… your destination, is love..

If the dream just can’t go on
And you’re flying around in circles
You just gotta put it down

What’s your destination… your destination, is love..

Say that you want me…
Say that you need me.. or it can’t go on

Say that you need me
Say that you’ll always be right next to me
You’re the best for me…


The music was so beautiful, the poetry so deep
I search around and round again, for one or two to keep.
Track Name: It's A Lie
In the middle of a dream when you’re somewhere
in between, darkness and the morning light
That’s the time when the answers to the questions
Seem stranger than the fiction in your mind

You say the older that you get, the better that
you used to be, are you in the first flush of love?
Well I believe your head is just a vessel for tales
And taller stories that you sent out with the trash…

A penny for your thoughts tonight…
A penny for your thoughts tonight…

It’s a Lie… It’s a Lie (x2)

It’s easy to live… It’s easy to lie
But did you know…. You can’t turn back time

It’s easy to give… and it’s, easy to try

You don’t have to harbour it, or carry it inside.
Track Name: Quality Street
Comes down to what you need…
You can be what you wanna be…
Don’t’ lose your dignity… You come from quality…street

Come baby dance with me… Lets make a memory
I wanna hear you sing… Let go of everything

He’s got the goods to make your troubles go away
Emotions on a package holiday
You’ll remember when the blues just went away
Should’ve known they would be back again today
You’re always on the other side of town
That’s where the trouble’s going down
They say a king is gonna lose his crown
That’s something you wont be around

This is the real life don’t you know
This is no television show
Maybe there’s something we don’t know
Keep looking for ya even though
You’re never gonna walk these streets again
Never gonna feel the Summer rain
Flying high above the losers as we meet
Down here on Quality Street…

One by one, the lights went out
I watched as the last one disappeared.. so long without you now, it’s a little darker on Quality Street… ooh ooh….
Track Name: Southern California (feat. Greg Johnson)
We only got up to go for a ride down to Santa Monica
Taking my girl she’s the best in the world
You know you never get long enough

Up with the boulevard blues…
Or down on the pier with a penny to lose..
Southern California, I’m missing you….

We’re tuning back in to the dream…
But the dream has gone
We were hearing all kinds of things
And we would sing along…

But the frequency… has long gone
Yeah the frequency…. has long gone..

Oh oh oh oh oh oh…. We fell in love back then
Oh oh oh oh oh oh…. You take me back again

This must be a special thing… We are together in…
Track Name: Head Spin (feat. Marian Burns)
Do you know where you are from?
Do you know who you are?
Do you see me from your blinkered view…?
De-mystify… and bring clarity.

Yeah I know about you
Yeah I know I’ve got the proof
Can you hear me now I’m coming through…?
Shouting… A little louder.

Ah ah ah ah.. it’s like I’m torn in two
A little bit crazy, a little bit overdue
I, I, I, I.. I cannot pretend to lie
It’s making my…. Head spin.

Oh… brother, are you listening…?
What became of you…?
And Oh… Sister… where have you been…?
Time can be so cruel, Am I getting through to you?

I woke up fighting again
We were running round your home town
It was chaos but I let it go, trying to write it all down
Track Name: If I Could Have Told You
If I could have told you what the future may hold
Would you do what you do…? Would you do what you do…?

If I couldn’t give you another… melody…
Would you do what you do…? Would you do what you do…?

If I could have given you… anything more…
Would you do what you do…? Would you do what you do…?

If I could be with you maybe… you would know…
Why you do what you do…? Why you do what you do…?

You gifted me…. Oh so sweetly..
And you lifted me… But I still can’t feel it…

One day we’ll miss you and… we’ll never know
Would you do what you do…? Would you do what you do…?
Track Name: Original Star
Did you ever dream about being a movie star
Just like a wannabe Hollywood
We don’t want your house of cards to come tumbling down
It’s much too much for your.. fragile soul

Yes you are an Original Star… Yes you are….

You’re moving into new circles, you don’t have the time
To think about what’s in the past, it’s done and left behind
From the World Will Turn Without You
To the way you Live This Life
They can come and criticize, but it cannot be denied.

Yes you are an Original Star… Yes you are….

All the signs have been there for a while…
You should be coming home… You should be coming home…

Yes you are an Original Star
Yes you are….
Track Name: Late Night DJ
I’m your late night DJ… welcome to the show
Surrender everything to me tonight
From the truckers on the highway
to the inmates in the cell
I’ll be in your head now… lets hope we get on well.

Reaching to the lonely, the troubled and the sane
Connecting any loose ends at the closing of the day
So call me up from your town
and request a song
I need to know you’re out there… I need to carry on.

Cos I am your dog star…
Burning from afar
Catch me in your arms.

Blind are we who… cannot see you… and…
Hang on every word you say…
Track Name: Magical Memories (feat. Marian Burns)
There’s an old bench that sits by the river
In the village where we used to play
And a viaduct arches it over
Like a guardian of brickwork and clay

There’s cornfields and tractor lined meadows
Intersected by footpaths for years
And in the woodlands we used to get busy
Making magical memories

In the Summer we’d get lost on cider
And sleep out all night in the fields
Get up on those railway tunnels
With the wind rushing up through the trees

Say hello to the old town for me
We first met in Dingle and kissed in Tralee
You said we’d be married forever
Ain’t it wonderful dreaming is free.

Down the country lanes we’d be together
On a bicycle not made for two
With overgrown hedges and nettles
It’s a wonder we ever got through

We could ride your wild horses untethered
Down the farm tracks and chalk pits you see
For the twilight it went on forever
Making magical memories
In the pub there’s a snug in the corner
And we’ve just enough money to be
Together alone for an hour or so
Til the bell rings and shatters the dream

Drive the car to a spot in the darkness
Park up and spark up the dream
On the radio, singing to Heaven
Nothing’s ever as good as it seems.

Harlequin records on a bleak Saturday
Punks on the wall by the… takeaway
Rude boys and Goth girls and romantic hair
Got to be seen, but be seen to not care
Junkies all gather by the fountain to feed
While lovers rehearse in the bus station, please!
And the daylight gives in and the streetlights come on
We could walk round once more but I’d rather, go home.

So in the bus stop, in the rain, on a Sunday
This notion it did arrest me
Would I grow old like everyone else does
Singing songs full of old memories

So the concrete path led to the river
And the river it led to the sea
Then an aeroplane over the ocean
Where a new life was waiting for me

Now when I put on those nostalgic glasses
It’s the same boy that’s still inside me
And the daydream it runs on forever
Making magical memories.
Track Name: This Is A Love Song
I’m your late night DJ… welcome to the show
Surrender everything to me tonight
From the truckers on the highway
to the inmates in the cell
I’ll be in your head now… lets hope we get on well.

Reaching to the lonely, the troubled and the sane
Connecting any loose ends at the closing of the day
So call me up from your town
and request a song
I need to know you’re out there… I need to carry on.

Cos I am your dog star…
Burning from afar
Catch me in your arms.

Blind are we who… cannot see you… and…
Hang on every word you say…

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