The ManBoy LP

by Oliver Manning

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released May 4, 2015

Oliver Manning - vocals, guitar, bass, synth, percussion
John Wilson - piano, rhodes, organ, synth
Joe Wood - drums, percussion

Produced by Alan Smyth

Recorded at 2 Fly Studios in Sheffield between the 23rd of March, and the 2nd of April.

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Track Name: Lord, You're Gonna Have to Help Me
Lord, you're gonna have to help me
I've gone and fallen in love again
She's a streetwalker
And I don't believe
I've gone and fallen in love again

Just take a break from your busy day
And listen to what I've got to say
I know we don't have much in common
And I know I'm the greatest smooth talker
I know you're never gonna love me long time
What's one night between friends?

Lord, you're gonna have to help me
I've gone and fallen in love again
She's a streetwalker
And I don't believe
I've gone and fallen in love again

I want to do things to your body
That I've only read about in Charles Bukowski
My whole life I've never been nice
But I'll do my best to be sweet
And when you wake up in the morning
I'll bring you something good to eat

Lord, you're gonna have to help me
I've gone and fallen in love again
She's a streetwalker
And I don't believe
I've gone and fallen in love again
Track Name: Never Give Her Up
Never give her up
Never set her down
Always give her light
Don't ever put her in the ground
Cuz God gave you an angel
And God gave you a dame
And he wanted you to see
They were just two of the same

Fortune is a slave
And character is King
Keep your fingers clean
You never know what love'll bring
Cuz when the reaper comes, baby
He's gonna be disguised
As everyone you love
All your sweet good-time guys

Never give her up
Never set her down
Always give her light
Don't ever put her in the ground
Cuz God gave you an angel
And God gave you a dame
And he wanted you to see
They were just two of the same

Crimson lady, come
Crimson lady, go
Crimson lady, kill me
At a red light district show
Crimson lady, smile
Hang my wet dreams on the line
We'll go west and we'll see Devendra
He'll hang me out to dry

Never give her up
Never set her down
Always give her light
Don't ever put her in the ground
Cuz God gave you an angel
And God gave you a dame
And he wanted you to see
They were just two of the same
Track Name: Ragdoll Dream
When I see you
Walking alone
Waving your hands
Wild and free
I duck and I dive
To keep from your view
But you see me anyway
And the only thing you can say is
"What's wrong with you?"

It's just that you said
You'd always walk with me
You said "forever I'd be your Queen..."
Yeah you said
You'd always walk with me
But you were just a dream
You were just some ragdoll dream

You picked an old heart
To break in two
And I can't stand the heat
And wondering what to do
With my time
You were so serene
Before you let all the boys climb aboard
And I had to bite my tongue
All I wanted to shout was
"You whore."

It's just that you said
You'd always walk with me
You said "forever I'd be your Queen..."
Yeah you said
You'd always walk with me
But you were just a dream
You were just some ragdoll dream

<organ solo>

It's just that you said
You'd always walk with me
You said "forever I'd be your Queen..."
Yeah you said
You'd always walk with me
But you were just a dream
You were just some ragdoll dream
Track Name: I Was a Baby
Well she was a baby one day
But she grew up to be so cold
Now she takes all her anger out on you
And you never got to say

That I was a baby one day
And I knew what I wanted then
Everything made me laugh or cry
And I want it to be that way again
I want it to be that way

And I can't see why
You can't mean
Everything to me
And I don't know why
You won't try
To satisfy my needs

You shot me down for the last time
Cuz I'm moving to Spain to fly
Well please do your best not to miss me baby
Please do your best not to cry

Cuz I was a baby one day
And I knew what I wanted then
Everything made me laugh or cry
And I want it to be that way again
I want it to be that way

And I can't see why
You can't mean
Everything to me
And I don't know why
You won't try
To satisfy my needs
Track Name: Brando
You were still born
You were dangerous
Legal
But only just
And I could never be your Brando
I could never be your Brando

You had red lips
And an hourglass
You plucked what you didn't need
But you did it fast
And I could never be your Brando
I could never be your Brando

I thought that I had some power
But you made me put it in you
I thought that I saw you weeping
When I said you were one of a few
Ooooh

You were Parisian
You made traffic stop
You wanted a raise
But you were at the top
And I could never be your Brando
I could never be your Brando

<long lynyrd skynyrd instrumental>
Track Name: Sound We Make Together
Baby, there's a world out there
Where trailers run amok everywhere
And if you listen closely
You'll hear it now
That's the sound we make together

You can travel far and wide
But you'll still be by my side
And if you cross your fingers
You'll feel it now
That's the sound we make together

Oooh.

If your daughter smiles at me
I guess that we'll just have to see
And if you cross your fingers
You'll feel it now
That's the sound we make together
Track Name: Why Do You Have a Boyfriend?
Why do you have a boyfriend?
I'd be much better for you
Why can't you simply leave him?
You know I'd be much better for you
You know I'd be much better for you

Well sure you got some history
And he says "you'll miss me..."
Sure, it's gonna take some time
But when sparks come flying
And you feel like crying
Don't it just seem like a sign?

Why do you have a boyfriend?
I'd be much better for you
Why can't you simply leave him?
You know I'd be much better for you
You know I'd be much better for you

Well, he's been slacking lately
Lying almost daily
And I think he's going bald
But me I'm like a racehorse
Beating him again
Cuz you know one day he's gonna fall
Track Name: El Pasado
Watching porn with someone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
You used to feel inferior to the actress
You used to feel inferior to the actress
Watching porn with someone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
But I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past

Having a bath with somone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
You used to like the water far too hot
You used to like the water far too hot
Having a bath with someone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
But I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past

Making cheese on toast with someone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
You only liked it toasted on one side
You only liked it toasted on one side
Making cheese on toast with someone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
But I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past

Buying a cat with someone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
You only liked the ones with great big eyes
You only liked the ones with great big eyes
Buying a cat with someone else
Never made me smile as much as with you
But I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past
I don't need reminding of the past
Track Name: Mexican Arms
I can only love you
When I know there's something in it for me
I can only give you
My word
That I won't run free

Wait a minute
You don't know the beauty you are today
If you showed the country
Maybe I'd have a reason to stay
A little longer in your Mexican arms
Olé

I can only mould you
To my adolescent fantasies
I can only scold you
When you fail to meet my needs

Wait a minute
You don't know the beauty you are today
If you showed the country
Maybe I'd have a reason to stay
A little longer in your Mexican arms
Olé

<organ solo>

Wait a minute
You don't know the beauty you are today
If you showed the country
Maybe I'd have a reason to stay
A little longer in your Mexican arms
Olé
Track Name: Lady Love
Lady love, she's a lady, of course
And she gallops on a milk-white horse
And she told me
She don't want no wedding
If it means she don't know where love is anymore
And I would like to meet her
Once in my life

She scratched her window
Cuz he told her "no..."
"You'll never use me..."
He told her so
"Why do people never understand?
Half of life is chasing your tail around
And if you find a true friend
Caress his soul..."

I'd like to be
Someone's baby tonight
And maybe this time
He'll get it right
And we can live in a house with no mirrors
That way we can stay young forever and a life
We will not bothered
By Venus tonight
Track Name: Of You
I'm hoping that the news won't pass you by
I'm praying that my love will make you cry
I'm holding onto broken memories of you
You

Have you found a use for me
That isn't drinking black coffee?
I've been on my own
Listening to Joni
My cassette walkman was made my Sony
Was made by Sony
Made by Sony
Track Name: Oh, Sweet Emily
Oh, sweet Emily
What are you thinking
When you only give
Me half of your love?

Oh, sweet Emily
How can I make it okay
And receive
All of you love?