Songs & Stories (EP)

by Fergus Maximus

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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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Track Name: Myself Again (Live)
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 ...
Track Name: One O'Clock (Live)
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
Track Name: Regrettown (Live)
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
Track Name: Derek (Live)
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 ...)
Track Name: Just A Minute Or Two (Live)
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 …
Track Name: Fish (Live)
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