Watching All The Ships

by Ridley Woof

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released October 9, 2015

Music & Lyrics by Adam Ridley

Adam Ridley - Vocals, Keys
George Boomsma - Bass
Richard Miles - Drum Kit

Produced by Ridley Woof
Engineered by Richard Miles
Mixed by George Boomsma
Mastered by Tom McKenzie

Photography by Joshua J. Tarn

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BBC Radio 6 + 1 playlisted northern alternative pop. Debut album 'Giggles' out now, available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play.

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Track Name: Kidd
I feel there's something coming over me,
Like a woodpecker knocking on a hollow tree.
20 years I've sailed the seven seas,
I am notoriously hated by society.

I'm the captain no-one disagrees with me.
Rub me wrong I'll throw you over easily.
Lost at the very thought of me,
I may be a villain but I miss my children.

Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships go.

I feel there's something coming over me,
Like I'm back in the Lisburn linen factory.
20 years I've scrubbed this office clean,
I have been subtly shunted by society.

I'm the cleaner, no-one ever looks at me.
Rub me wrong I grin and bear it easily.
Lost at the very thought of me,
I am not a villain and I kiss my children.


Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships go.

Waves
Waves
Waves

I get lost somedays, try to cut through fog, montony,
Wander in a haze that falls and rises like the billowing ocean.

Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships
Watching all the ships go.
Track Name: Only You
For you my love, it started with a spark;
The look you gave to me.
Though we've been apart,
Don't you ever dare doubt my heart.
It's been right there from the start.
Only you.

For you my love, nearly nine years have passed.
You are more beautiful.
Though we've been changing,
Don't you ever stop holding my heart.
If you stop, it won't start.
Only you.

I know that I sometimes act a fool,
I know that the world has been cruel.
I can see the wood for the trees,
Silence can be golden.
I know that it's nice to be alone sometimes.

For you my love, you're the one for me.
There'll be no contenders.
And through the years, I will love you a little too much.
Never enough.
Only you.

I know that I sometimes act a fool,
I know that the world has been cruel to the both of us.
We can see the wood for the trees,
'Cos when you find peace,
You know it's meant to be.
Meant to be.
Meant to be.

For you my love,
Don't you ever dare doubt my heart.
It's been right there from the start.
Only you.
Track Name: Boy
I'll never live up to what my father said.
I need compassionate leave for the freeze that it's put on my head.
Searching for a peak I, I just can't find:
"You'll get there in the end my boy, just give it time."
Just give it time.

Boy,
You could be an astronaught,
You could be a doctor
Or a star.
Boy,
If you ive it all you've got,
All you need is the right stuff.

It's from the pits dragged up shut down a fool;
The serengeti buffalos, no shoes for school.
It stoked a fire that can't, it won't go out.
"Just do what makes you happy my boy, and do me proud."
Do me proud.


Boy,
You could be an astronaught,
You could be a doctor
Or a star.
Boy,
If you ive it all you've got,
All you need is the right stuff.

If I were you,
and you were me,
What would we be?

Hush little baby don't say a word,
Daddy's gonna buy mocking bird.
If that mocking bird don't sing,
Daddy's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring turns brass,
Daddy's gonna buy you a looking glass.
And when I took you into bed,
I'll say what my father said.

Boy,
You could be an astronaught,
You could be a doctor
Or a star.
Boy,
If you ive it all you've got,
All you need is the right stuff.
Track Name: Party
What a state we're in, what a party.
We're all digressing into monkeys.
I want to start a landfill,
I want to start a landslide.

What about me?
Do I do it for you?
What about them?
Do you believe them too?

I'm not stealing I'm just looking (I could have been you),
You don't know what I've been cooking (I could have been you),
And I don't don't wanna lie,
But I don't tow the party line.
Se keep in mind,
It's on YOU.

And the fire burns out on the border,
And the peace runs out under water.
I want to start believing,
Why won't they stop deceiving?

What about me?
Do I do it for you?
What about them?
Do you believe them too?

I'm not stealing I'm just looking (I could have been you),
You don't know what I've been cooking (I could have been you),
And I don't don't wanna lie,
But I don't tow the party line.
Se keep in mind,
It's on YOU.