Songs & Stories (EP)

by Fergus Maximus

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Myself Again She got something in her shoe But she can’t stop Too much for her to do And it’s so hard Trying to remember All the details of the emails That she should've sent but hasn't written Presentation’s due at ten But it’s not done And it won’t be done by then And so she joked (or maybe she was serious) She’d just wing it likes she always does And hope nobody’s concentrating But as she left her desk that day Sure they heard her say I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again Be my … be myself again Do do do do do do ... da da ... They seemed to be all right Got on okay Maybe they just didn't fight In a public place But she was always yearning Till the moment when she wandered off On restless legs that wouldn't settle And as she closed the door that day Sure he heard her say I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again Be my … time to be myself again By my … time to be by myself again Do do do do do do ... da da ... She wasn't ever really sure Exactly what she’s looking for Who knows what she’ll find? I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again I've got a feeling that it’s time to be myself again I've got a feeling I've got a feeling She got something in her shoe but she can't stop She got something in her shoe but she can't stop She got something in her shoe but she can’t stop Do do do do do do ... da da ...
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One O'Clock It’s always one o’clock When I start the car It’s always one o’clock When it’s time to go It’s always just a little bit later Than I expected it to be Maybe that says something about me It’s always one o’clock Grinding through the gears It’s always one o’clock Driving home to you It’s always just a little bit after What I told you it would be Baby you know plenty about me You know that I’m … Always late Always late Always have been Always will be, I suppose ... It’s always one o’clock Stumbling up the drive It’s always one o’clock Fumbling at the door And like always I’m Surprised when I find That you've been waiting up for me Baby you should really get some sleep You know that I’m … Always late Always late Always have been Always will be, I suppose You know that I’m always late Always late Time’s like money I don’t know where it goes Time’s like money, honey I don’t know where it goes
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Regrettown Coming back to Regrettown Might not have been my smartest move Looking back on it now Don’t know what I was tryin' to prove But the Want Ads were so enticing And I missed my favourite beer Settling back into Regrettown I can see your house from here I can see your house from here Shouldn't be too surprised How little things have changed It’s only been a dozen years Since I went away All the same familiar faces Trapped in the same old fears Cobwebs grow in Regrettown I can see your house from here I can see your house from here The place we hooked up has burned down The one where we disengaged is still goin' strong And I find I’m kinda glad it’s not the other way around ’cos even the waffles in Frankie’s Diner don’t taste like home … Getting out of Regrettown Take Frankie’s menu as a souvenir Glancing back in the mirror I can see your house from here I can see your house disappear
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Derek (Live) 03:08
Derek I keep getting phone calls and letters People knocking at my door Can you pass on a message? Tell him that we called? His pile of bills Spills onto the floor But all that I can tell them is Derek doesn't live here any more We haven’t spoken in ages He left late last year No idea where he’s staying; Somewhere else but here I think that Jenny Got a postcard from Nepal But Derek doesn't live here … Haven’t seen him for months and I don’t know where he’s gone But the rest of his stuff is clogging up the hall And I wish that he’d come back again ’cos Mr Mittens is costing me a fortune On the weekend in the city I met his mother in the mall She said, “I think that you knew Derek” Then I saw her face just fall Didn't talk about the details Guess the memory’s too raw But Derek doesn't live here He doesn't live here Derek doesn't live here any more (Mr Mittens misses you but he’s gonna be ok ...)
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Just A Minute Or Two Another pair of feet go past me on the city street And I’m sitting and I’m singing to the knees as they go by I sing to shopping bags, to briefcases and black umbrellas And every now and then someone will look me in the eye But I won’t get on your case If you don’t cross mine with silver And between us anyway I’m sure we’d agree gold would be better I know … those shoes are made for walking … and I know … there’s so much that you've got to Do do do do do do … Take one … look at this here glorious day … and Come on … stay for just a minute or two Do do do do do do … Well you should hear the band That’s rocking out inside my head Maybe you might pick them up if you listen in real close Bass is pumping and guitars are getting funky I hope you catch a little of that rhythm before you go I won’t get on your case If you don’t cross mine with silver But unfortunately My EFTPOS machine is at the repairer I know … those shoes are made for walking … and I know … there’s so much that you've got to Do do do do do do … Take one … look at this here glorious day … and Come on … stay for just a minute or two It’s not just about the money Although I never would reject any generosity This is one way to connect the dots between us Still trying to change the world one song at a time So if I see your feet go past me on the city street I’ll sit and I’ll sing to your knees as they go by I sing to shopping bags, to briefcases and black umbrellas And I won’t object if you look me in the eye I won’t get on your case If you don’t cross mine with silver But seriously Notes are okay if you fold them up small I know … those shoes are made for walking … and I know … there’s so much that you've got to Do do do do do do … Take one … look at this here glorious day … and Come on … stay for just a minute or minute or I know … those shoes are made for walking … and I know … there’s so much that you've got to Do do do do do do … Take one … look at this here glorious day … and Come on … stay for just a minute or two Do do do do do do …
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Fish (Live) 03:39
Fish A fish with colours that dance in the painter’s eye Saw a fish with patterns that make the dressmaker sigh This fish, been swimming along, alongside of me This fish … it turned and, gazing quizzically, Said, ‘This is my tail, these are my fins Just doin' the best, the best that I can’ ‘Tell me what you’re lookin' at Tell me what you’re lookin' Ain't no secret mystery I’m just a fish’ Met a woman with a welcoming laugh and a twinkling eye A woman with a generous heart but I don’t know why This woman, been living along, alongside of me This woman … one day she turned and, gazing quizzically, Said, ‘This is my heart, these are my hands Just doin' the best, the best that I can’ ‘Tell me what you’re lookin' at Tell me what you’re lookin' for Ain't no secret mystery I’m just a woman’ But I know She’s a fish

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released May 29, 2015

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Fergus Maximus Adelaide, Australia

Fergus Maximus is that guy with his headphones on long after the playlist has finished, completely oblivious because there’s always music in his head anyway. Ferg's unapologetic pop songs encompass all the important things: love, loss, mistakes, surprises and people’s astonishing capacity to miscommunicate. In these songs and stories you'll find some extraordinary snapshots from an ordinary life. ... more

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