The Polperro Horse Bus Company

by Lois

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released May 31, 2014

Recorded at Superfly Studios, Ollerton
Produced by Lois and Andy Banfield
Engineered by Andy Banfield
'Be True to Yourself' recorded at SNAP! London and produced by Lois and Guy Massey.
Mastered by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge Mastering, Twickenham
Cello on 'Your Own Little World' performed by Sarah Huson-Whyte
Strings on 'Be True to Yourself' arranged and performed by The Vulcan String Quartet, Cardiff

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Lois Nottingham, UK

“..authentically retro whilst simultaneously absolutely contemporary" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Lois are a four-piece rock and roll band from Nottingham, England. Influenced by some of the greatest British and US bands of the 60s and early 70s, Lois have crafted a characteristic sound all of their own that blends a retro-tinged coolness with a fresh and exciting modern edge.
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Track Name: King of Opinion
King of Opinion

Tired of the pretention
All around this town
Like sheep they dress like everyone else who is around
Get your own words
If your opinion’s king
Cos I’m sick of the pretention
All around

So bored of your inventions
Haircuts and your style
A poor young man like every girl
Around here for a while
Get your own words
If your opinion’s king
Cos I’m sick of the pretention
All around

So if you’re really clever
So intelligent
Take a look into the mirror
And you’ll know what I meant
Get your own words
If your opinion’s king
Cos I’m sick of the pretention
All around
Cos I’m sick of the pretention
All around
Cos I’m sick of the pretention
All around
Track Name: Your Own Little World
Your Own Little World

I’ve been down the Avenue
I’ll be quiet in everything I do
Just one smile might say to you
Can you become the person I once knew?

Would you be thankful when you rest
Upon the days sent just to test you
People say be careful what you wish for in this life
Nobody in this world can ever know

What it is I’m trying to say
I know every single way
We will make it some day
But don’t waste life just to stay
In your own little world
Comes to pass that’s what I’ve heard
Then you realise one day
We’re never really here to stay

I can give you reasons to believe
We will always want one more day like these
Waste yourself away then tell me it’s not real
Nobody in your world can ever show

What it is I’m trying to say
I know every single way
We will make it some day
But don’t waste life just to stay
In your own little world
Comes the past that’s what I’ve heard
Then you realise one day
We’re never really here to stay

What it is I’m trying to say
I know every single way
We will make it some day
But don’t waste life just to stay
In your own little world
Comes the past that’s what I’ve heard
Then you realise one day
We’re never really here to stay
Repeat chorus
Track Name: Star is Falling
Star Is Falling

Gold and silver and a blonde called?
I don’t know you no I don’t know you
But I might do in a while
I’ve seen you click your heels at someone
I’ve seen her standing right around the corner

And they were singing

(Yeah) Can you hear them calling
(Yeah) When you know your star is falling
(Yeah) When you’re falling out of favour
(Yeah) When it’s nearly all over
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Now the beggar in the gutter
I could steal you but I don’t want to
For the sleepers in the city
They won’t wake you when you’re sleeping
I read of murder next day in the papers

And they were singing

(Yeah) Can you hear them calling
(Yeah) When you know your star is falling
(Yeah) When you’re falling out of favour
(Yeah) When it’s nearly all over
Yeah Yeah Yeah


Gold and silver and a blonde called?
I don’t know you no I don’t know you
But I might do in a while
I’ve seen you click your heels at someone
I’ve seen her standing right around the corner

And they were singing

(Yeah) Can you hear them calling
(Yeah) When you know your star is falling
(Yeah) When you’re falling out of favour
(Yeah) When it’s nearly all over
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Repeat Chorus
Track Name: The Polperro Horse Bus Company
The Polperro Horse Bus Company

Molly speaks some wisdom
Every time that I’m in her bedroom
She says I won’t but will you
If I say that it’s too familiar

Will I forget tomorrow
What you steal you say you only borrow
So close your eyes only please remember
I won’t forget you no not ever

Cos Molly speaks to me
You know she said she said she said
She said she’s no faker oh no
You know she’s shakin’

So pretty faces come clear I’m sure
I won’t forget you no no no no more
It seems so clear don’t you see what I mean now
You’ve maybe seen her, oh you’ve maybe seen her

Cos Molly speaks to me
You know she said she said she said
She said she’s no faker oh no
You know she’s shakin’

So Molly speaks to me
Do you think that it’s here you want to be
You can have a job with me
Working for The Polperrro Horse Bus Company

Cos Molly speaks to me
You know she said she said she said
She said she’s no faker oh no
You know she’s shakin’
You know she’s shakin
You know she’s shakin
Oh
You know she’s shakin’
Oh yeah
Track Name: Monkey Girl
Monkey Girl

Oh Monkey Girl, oh Monkey Girl
I see you walk out with Honky Tonk
Dressed in your high heels I see through you
Unlike the others you’re still abused

You might look like a woman
But you’re dressing like a man
You might look like a woman
But you’re dressing like a man

Oh Monkey Girl I love you so
But I would never ever let you know
Oh Monkey Girl don’t fade away
But she is never going to lay down roots and stay

You might look like a woman
But you’re dressing like a man
You might look like a woman
But you’re dressing like a man

Oh Monkey Girl I love you so
But I would never ever let you know
Oh Monkey Girl don’t fade away
But she is never going to lay down roots and stay

You might look like a woman
But you’re dressing like a man
You might look like a woman
But you’re dressing like a man – whaaaaa!

Oh Monkey Girl
Oh Monkey Girl
Oh Monkey Girl
Oh Monkey Girl
You know I love you babe
You know I love you babe
You know I love you babe
Track Name: My Precious Love
My Precious Love

So cold, she takes me home
Without my soul, I’d be just someone

To someone’s eyes I could be fine
But I can’t hide my feelings inside

It’s only you, my precious love

It’s you who keeps my smile
For hours and hours we talk in rhymes

To someone’s eyes I could be fine
But I can’t hide my feelings inside

It’s all for you, my precious love
My precious love

So cold, she takes me home
Without my soul, I’d be just someone

To someone’s eyes I could be fine
But I can’t hide my feelings inside

It’s all for you, my precious love
My precious love
My precious love
Oh you’ll never know
Oh
Track Name: I'm Out For the Summer
I’m Out For the Summer

I’m out for the summer
There’s a love I can hear her name
I’m out for the summer
Echoed words they just pour like rain

So few of us out here
Can share in the things we know
Caught up in the normal
The way so many people go

I, I’m out for the summer
I, I’m out for the summer
I’m out for the summer

Now all of you out here
Tell me if you understand
We live for the loving
Raise your hands if you understand

I, I’m out for the summer
I, I’m out for the summer
I’m out for the summer

I’m out for the summer
There’s a love I can hear her name
I’m out for the summer
Echoed words they just pour like rain

I, I’m out for the summer
I, I’m out for the summer
I’m out for the summer
I’m out for the summer
I’m out for the summer
Summer, summer, summ
Track Name: Don't Leave Me Ruined
Don’t Leave Me Ruined

I have got just one minute of time
Left to find my girl before she ruins my life
Drives herself away with no forwarding address
And leaves me here to die in this sorrowful mess

Don’t leave me ruined
Stop what you’re doing
And come back home
Come back to me
Don’t leave me ruined
Stop what you’re doing
And get back

I have got just one minute to say
What a mess I’ve made before she leaves me this way
And I can’t really tell does she really care?
She changes all the time just like the colour of her hair

Don’t leave me ruined
Stop what you’re doing
And come back home
Come back to me

Repeat chorus

I have got just one minute of time
Left to find my girl before she ruins my life
I know it’s too late will I ever learn
And leave me here to die as my bridges burn

Don’t leave me ruined
Stop what you’re doing
And come back home
Come back to me
Don’t leave me ruined
Stop what you’re doing
And get back
Track Name: Click Click Isabella
Click Click Isabella

People are looking but they don’t understand
There’s a man in the corner with a camera in his hand
The girl she’s no time for him leave me alone
Cos there’s another lover loving and she’s already gone

She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is
She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is

Pictures of idols all over her place
You can see that she’s coming from the look on her face
I’ve a sly contradiction that you’ve already said
There’s another lover loving ended up in her bed

She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is
She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is

She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is
She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is

Well I’ll tell you a secret you may already know
You will see that she’s leaving when it’s time for her to go
With a look over her shoulder and a wink of her eye
Walking off like Charlie Chaplin as she says her goodbye

She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is
She’s in love with Isabella, yes she is
Yes she is
Yes she is
Yes she is
Yes she is
Track Name: Don't Waste Your Love Away
Don’t Waste Your Love Away

You speak words but I don’t know what you mean
There’s a picture in the paper I’ve just seen
The lonely hours that you spend talking to no-one
The rumours are they think you’ve left it far too long

Oh don’t say you love it too
You see them move and laugh at you
In the most peculiar way
Oh I’d like to know for sure
Was it the taste you had before?
Oh don’t waste your love away
Oh don’t waste your love away

Seldom anybody knows the way you feel
But I can see that all the loneliness is real
It’s a feeling I know I have never known
I know you say sometimes it’s good to be alone

To move on
But you don’t know what they mean
Don’t belong
Every single place you’ve been

Oh don’t say you love it too
You see them move and laugh at you
In the most peculiar way
Oh I’d like to know for sure
Was it the taste you had before?
Oh don’t waste your love away
Oh don’t waste your love away

Repeat chorus

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la

Repeat
Track Name: On the 10:02
On the 10:02

So close your eyes while I
Speak of your troubled mind
Because I know that it could not be easy
To speak your mind while I
I’m listening to the wireless
I know you always do yourself believe me

I am just a shadow of another lover that
You used to know, oh whoa oh oh oh
I’m going to the places I know you never go
Cos you don’t know, oh no no no no

For all those times you see
You meant so much to me
Now it’s all over and I know you want to
Become another one just like the other ones
Do you think that I should grow up do you?

I am just a shadow of another lover that
You used to know, oh whoa oh oh oh
I’m going to the places I know you never go
Cus you don’t know, oh no no no no

So close your eyes while I
Speak of your troubled mind
Because I know that it could not be easy
To speak your mind while I
I’m listening to the wireless
Whooa No No No

So come on tell me if you love me do you?
Or are you leaving on the 10:02?

I am just a shadow of another lover that
You used to know, oh whoa oh oh oh
I’m going to the places I know you never go
Cos you don’t know, oh no no no no
Repeat chorus
Oh no no no no no
Oh no no no no no
Oh no no no no no
Oh no no no no no
Track Name: Pleased to Please You
Pleased to Please You

Pleased to please you
On my own
All alone
By myself
On my own

Pleased to please you
Nights are cold
Echoed words
Fill the air
Though you’re not there
No you’re not there

Mesmerised by the summer rain
You’re so lost but you’re not to blame
Through the evening
Tell me who
I know this summer is almost through, oh

Will we ever find
What we want to find
What is in your mind
Its so deep inside
And the endless night
Never shone so bright
Will we see the light
Falling from the sky
Tell me one more time

Pleased to please you
Nights are cold
Echoed words
Fill the air
Though you’re not there
No you’re not there

Mesmerised by the summer rain
You’re so lost but you’re not to blame
Through the evening
You’ve got to tell me what to do
I know that summer is almost through
Track Name: Jeanie (Ooh La La)
Jeanie (Ooh La La)

The nights are getting colder
Since you tell me it’s all over
It’s all over now you say
And it’s time to go

I’ve done all that I can do
To make you feel the way you want to
You sing that you’re a shadow of your past

Oh Jeanie!
Oh Jeanie!
Ooh la la la!
Ooh la la la!

You say time is a healer
You tell me you’ve been seeing a motor dealer
While I thought that you were with your friends

And so you say you’re leaving
Off to spend another evening
While I’m left here to dream about the past

Oh Jeanie!
Oh Jeanie!
Ooh la la la!
Ooh la la la!
Oh Jeanie!
Oh Jeanie!
Ooh la la la!
Ooh la la la!
Oh Jeanie!
Oh Jeanie!
Ooh la la la!
Ooh la la la
Track Name: The Big Heist
The Big Heist

Don’t hold on too long do you think I want to
Waste my time with thoughts when nothing I can do
I can hear the blades beating in the sky
Coming closer to me as the rivers cry

Must have forgotten when
Or where we were heading
You’ve got my soul and still you know
You make my heart sing
Oh no

So my tired mind snd my weary head
Lost forgotten love to the words last said
I know yes I know

Must have forgotten when
Or where we were heading
You’ve got my soul and still you know
You make my heart sing
Oh no
The Big heist is coming on

Don’t hold on too long do you think I want to
Waste my time with thoughts when nothing I can do now
Oh no
Yes I know
Deep down in my soul
Well I know you’re leaving
You’re gonna leave me now
You’re leaving

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Be True to Yourself
Be True To Yourself

I don't know, how could I tell you?
If I loved you, or just the colour of your
Ruined smile, still I would like to stay here
For a little while

And if you knew, and kind and gently
Touched my soul, would you be more
Than just a ruined smile?
Please let me stay here for a little while

And it's because, you say it all

By your side, I hear you say
How you really feel
So be true to yourself my love
So be true to yourself my love
So be true to yourself
Whooooooooah

So cool and calm, the evening beckons
Us to stay, for just a moment
As we drink away, all our troubles
Left for yesterday

And it's because, you say it all

Repeat Chorus

Oh oh oh, you’re taking me over
Oh oh oh, over and over
Oh oh oh, you could have loved her,
Oh oh I know I would love to love you
Love you yeah

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Who Can Help You Now?
Who Can Help You Now?

Shaking off the pain
Of losing touch again
I can’t wait for you
So no-one else will too

Always been the same
Walk in the driving rain
You can’t ease my mind
I’m too far gone this time

Don’t you ask me why
I can show you how
Cos you just won’t try
And when it all comes down

Who can help you now?
Who can help you now?
Who can help you now?

I can take you to
A place that you once knew
Cos I have found a way
To bring back yesterday

Repeat Chorus

Shaking off the pain
Of losing touch again
You can’t ease my mind
You can’t ease my mind

Repeat Chorus