Discover our music below:

The Neon Highway

Performed by:

  • Paul Derrett
  • Michael Smith
  • Ellen Winters
  • Rosie MacDonald
  • Billy Francis
  • Katie Wiggett

Tracks

  1. The Blue Dress
  2. Start Again
  3. Chicago
  4. Lucille

To Save The Day

Performed by:

  • Ellen Winters
  • Billy Francis
  • Paul Derrett
  • Michael Smith

Tracks

  1. To Save The Day
  2. Cats And Dogs
  3. The Interview
  4. Wheeled On Part

The Promise of Spring

Performed by:

  • Greg Mills
  • Paul Derrett
  • Michael Smith
  • Karey Parsons
  • Martyn Kenyon
  • John Andrews
  • Phil Hall

Tracks

  1. Safe And Sound
  2. The Interview
  3. Still Available For Dates
  4. Peace In My Skin
  5. After The Flood

Arc In The Sky

Performed by:

  • Karey Parsons
  • Greg Mills
  • Martyn Kenyon
  • Paul Derrett
  • Michael Smith

Tracks

  1. Fall
  2. Fractured
  3. Someone Better
  4. Somewhere Out There
  5. Heading West

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The Blue Dress

You wore that blue dress
And I had to count to ten
When you held my stare
I knew my luck had run out then

When I first saw you
So innocent, so right
When I looked you in the eye
You knew it was going to be your night

Damn San Diego!
I should have stayed on that overnight train
Trouble always finds me
I was like a blind man who'd given up his cane

Oh, my pretty darling
You should have kept going south
Oblivious to the dangers
Transfixed by the beauty of my mouth

Chorus
There was a fire, there was a fire
Burning like a fuse wire
With a desire
There was a steal, there was a steal
Fading like a Catherine Wheel
Before the reveal

You walked straight up to me
And led me to the floor
I could feel the heat of your breath on me
And I wondered what I was living for

As we swept across the dance floor
I started to have regrets
But I was feeling kind of crazy
And I can teach myself to forget

Chorus

You took me back to your place
And then you switched on the light
Your man there with a revolver
Telling me that it was goodnight

He was always cruel to me
It was so easy to set up
After the trial I packed up my things
And I caught the eastbound bus

Chorus

Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Ellen Winters
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming

Start Again

The radio's on
And they're playing that song we like
And everything's on
I feel grounded tonight

I can't ever right the wrongs
That define my life
I can only hold you close
And start again tonight

Chorus
Bad luck has gone
So long
That's what it feels like
That's what it feels like

The neon lights fork
Deep into the middle of the night
We'll drive until dawn
And then start a new life

I can't ever take back the words
That caused so much hurt
I can only start again
Rise up from the dust and the dirt

Chorus

Driving through Reno
Scene of my greatest fall
The prayers, the casinos
I took them on and they took it all

Everyone was funny
Until they started talking money
And then they blew me away
Was I born a loser
Or did I make the running
To turn out that way
Nothing to my name
But a pocketful of shame
And a hunger to fight
I can only hold you close
And start again tonight

Chorus

Cadillac's and the dancing girls
Luck is a drug and it ruled my world
The neon, the chrome, the darkness of the night
I'd give it all up if we could start again tonight

Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming

Chicago

She says let's go home
Comeback with me
Do you really love Los Angeles?
Seven years here all alone
Seven long years away from home
The sky darkens over Venice Beach
Everything's here but so out of reach
As the tide breaks, she said I made a mistake
To forgive myself, she's my lucky break

Chorus
Shipwreck blues together alone
Caught in a storm, to rescue, to lose
Shipwreck blues together alone
Caught in a storm, to rescue, to lose

I was twenty three
Making my way
I just had to drive and make a getaway
But I got caught
I took a wrong turn
Nothing is for nothing was the lesson I learnt
My eyes blinking on the TV screen
My father's tears as he stood by me
I did my time and set out my stall
Went to California to forget about it all

Chorus

My sister came here to take me home
Seven long years here all alone
Driving to the airport she says to me
Life is home and home is to be in
Chicago

Chorus

Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Billy Francis
Vocals
Rosie MacDonald
Saxophone
Katie Wiggett
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming

Lucille

She was born in Houston
A runaway at eighteen
She hitched a ride to Galveston
To check out the scene

She met him on the waterfront
They went swimming in the sun
As they dried off on the beach
She thought her life had just begun

Tall and dark
Gentle and kind
He had her father's name
Which she took to be a sign

After the summer
He drove her back home
He promised her the world
Said she'd never be alone

Chorus
She keeps on writing
Although she knows that he's long gone
This endless yearning
Stops her from moving on
She keeps on writing
To the ghost locked in her heart
This endless waiting
Is tearing her apart
She'll keep on writing

Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming

To Save The Day

The Sun will come rising up
Those Crimson skies will be enough
Storm clouds will fade away
And it will be enough to save the day
To save the day

Billy Francis
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming
Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming

Cats and Dogs

Thoughts gone to ground
I don't know why
Her words broken down
I don't know why we have to fight
When there's no wrong or right
Way out of tonight

Remember the time
When we filled the space
With weightless lines
In a world of escape
Everything seemed so fine

Tonight, this is real life baby
Tonight, this is real life baby

A big house and a fast car
Pension planning, APR's
Biological clocks, dynamic careers
Self-help groups, to steer us clear
Were thirty three and I can't see, how we ever got here
But all I know is that, I love you tonight

Will there be a time
When we look back
Trade fiction with fact
Saw the spark set the flame
Nowhere to go, no one to blame

Tonight, this is real life baby
Tonight, this is real life baby

A big house and a fast car
Pension planning, APR's
Biological clocks, dynamic careers
Self-help groups, to steer us clear
Were thirty three and I can't see, how we ever got here
But all I know is that, I love you tonight

And I don't care
What you don't say
Those three words are over played
And I don't need any one to love me
The way I love you

Tonight, this is real life baby
Tonight, this is real life baby

A big house and a fast car
Pension planning, APR's
Biological clocks, dynamic careers
Self-help groups, to steer us clear
Were thirty three and I can't see, how we ever got here
But all I know is that, I love you tonight

Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming

The Interview

They want to make me run they want to make me crawl
They want to talk me up but watch me fall
They want to sell me the world they want to sell me the pitch
They want to make me poor but call me rich

Chorus
If I could only be with you
Then I'd fall in line yeah I'd fall in line with you
Then I'd fall in line yeah I'd fall in line with you
Then I'd fall in line yeah I'd fall in line with you

They want to make my moves they want to shake my tree
They want to hold my hand but crucify me
They want to judge then pre judge they want to see let them see
They want to shackle me up but call me free

Chorus

Brandy and milk just do me fine
Introspection just ain't no crime
Bleaching suits that bled me dry
And I'm sat here wondering why you're gone

Chorus

Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming

Wheeled on Part

One hit wonder
But no one forgets
A one trick pony
A life of regrets for me

Here I come
Walking like a "C" list star
Here I come
Feeling like a wheeled on part
Here I am

Wind it back
Take it back
Time to wheel on this spare part

A talking head
On a retro show
It's hard to believe
How low I can go, you know
Here I go

Here I come
Walking like a "C" list star
Here I come
Feeling like a wheeled on part
Here I am

Wind it back
Take it back
Time to wheel on this spare part

Paul Derrett
Vocals, Guitars, Programming
Ellen Winters
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars, Programming

Safe And Sound

Out of hand
My weakness for all to see
The dying embers
Of my vanity

Mix me up something
And I'll spin out the line
That it meant nothing
That we'll be fine

But I could have tried harder
Found to unfound
To frame it dreamlike
To be safe and sound

With you

Whisper it to me
And I'll tell you the same
To see you unravel
Covers me with shame

Pour me out something
And I'll spin out the line
That it meant nothing
That we'll be fine

But I could have tried harder
Bound to unbound
To wish it dreamlike
To feel safe and sound

With you

Forever unspoken
It lingers for all time
Forever unsaid
The empty diary page
Records my crime

Mix me up something
And I'll spin out the line
That it meant nothing
That we'll be fine

But I could have tried harder
Sound to unsound
To pray it dreamlike
To be safe and sound

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals

The Interview

They took my freedom and ripped out my soul
The pin stripped suits watched the money roll
They sent me down-river into the sea
But you can guide me back and shelter me

Chorus
If only I could be with you
I'd fall into line, I’d fall into line
If only I could be with you
I'd fall into line, I’d fall into line with you
Yeah, I'd fall into line, I’d fall into line with you

They watched the sun rise and saw me burn
An easy pay cheque for a veteran's turn
They made me proof read my obituary
They want to strip out my legacy

Chorus

Was I the train wreck coming into view?
Did I bleed my heart in front of you?
Was I so wasted on that TV set?
Bloated on glory and regret

Chorus

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars
Phil Hall
Drums

Still Available for Dates

Turn off the TV
Light up the fairground in your mind
Pack away the routine
You don’t know what you might find
Does the flame still flicker?
How do you feel inside?
Listen to your heart, my darling
You don’t know what you might find

Chorus
Because time, there was a time,
When you made me laugh
Because time, there was a time,
When you used to make me dance
Time, there was a time,
When you were never late
I’m still available for dates

Turn off the TV
And let’s go out tonight
You worry too much, my darling
We could roll it back
Grade this darkness with some light
You don’t talk enough to me, my darling

Chorus

If you were a month
I’d call you November
Struggling to remember
The promise of Spring
If I was a chancer
I’d go with the flow
Moved out long ago
But I’m still here
Waiting for Spring

Chorus

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars

Peace In My Skin

The pill counter stands
A souvenir from another land
I was an awkward child
Diluted the meek with the mild
I’d see beauty everywhere
Then suffocate with despair
But I learnt how to fight
And as we cut through the downtown lights
It’s all right

Chorus
Peace in my skin
Nothing to lose
Peace in my skin
Nothing to prove

Self help books in a line
Document another time
Always strange and proud
I never followed the crowd
I’d see good in everyone
I’d get close then turn and run
Towards the downtown lights
And as we cut through the still of the night
It’s all right

And you, you called me
Free fall, you caught me
I vanquished my sins
And you pulled me in
From the cold

For the rich, for the poor
I walked through the door
With my head held high

For the foolish, for the wise
I broke all ties
With a life that ground me down

Peace in my skin

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars
Phil Hall
Drums

After The Flood

After the flood
The fear came down
And wrapped around my soul
Silence cradled the night
As the lights went down
I couldn't hear a sound

And I can't start again
Oh no
After the flood

After the flood
Polystyrene cups
A night out at the church
Kindred spirits
Silently prayed
Defying nature's curse

And I can't start again
Oh no
After the flood

The flowers on the table
A kind of beauty in our midst
The warnings across the airwaves
The panic closing like a fist

After the flood
You took my hand
Led me to the waterline
You looked so strong
When you smiled at me
Told me everything would be fine

And I want to start again
Oh yeah
After the flood

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars
John Andrews
Piano

Fall

You always vowed you'd be different from the rest
But that idle boast was always going to come off second best
To time stretching, family life with its crisis points
And I hear you say: “I should have made better of my life”
Are you lost?

All mapped out
Nowhere to go

Chorus
Are you falling away?
Fall
Are you falling away from me?
Are you fading away?
Fade
Are you the man you wanted to be?
Are you falling away?
Fall

You always said you'd cut an arc in the sky for me
But as the storm clouds gather, all I wanted to be
Was happy

In the dust and dirt
With you

Chorus

Career paths
Learning curves
Failed attempts They touch a nerve

We'll never look back
And lower the bar
Swim with the tide
We're so breathless

Chorus

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars

Fractured

We’re fractured
Will we ever be the same?
I take your hand as we run through the rain
And we promised
We’d take our share of the blame
Have mercy on me I did it frame by frame
For the sake of our son
We would re-badge to good friends
There’s that look in your eye, and I still love you

Chorus
And I want it to stop now
And I want to talk now
Like a bolt from the blue
I never stopped loving you
Like a shot in the arm
You made me feel safe from harm
Now it’s gone, gone, gone, gone

Am I broken?
How will I stay sane?
Your hand falls away, I'm lonesome again
And we pledged
We'd be honest to the last
Kick start our lives, let the past remain the past
And I look at you
Signatures sealing our fate
Fractured ain’t broken, It’s the choice that we made

Chorus

Lifeline
The colour of Saturday night
The neon through the dark
It lifts my heavy heart

If I call you
Would you come around?
I’ll greet you with a smile
You could stay for just a while
Maybe

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars

Someone Better

You keep saying he's the one
But that easy charm will wear you down
All that swagger and all that fun
Those wandering eyes roaming around
His wandering eye looking for
Someone better

Chorus
And he'll break your heart
So go, go, go (Backing Vocals)
You're better off apart
You know, know, know (Backing Vocals)

Twenty-one with the world at your feet
Will you want your time again?
All those promises and all that hea
A wandering mind feeling no shame
He's moving on, looking for
Someone better

Chorus

Those unfinished plans
Are a no go zone
His vagueness
Just drives it home
That postcard
Was the dividing line
You can feel it
Time calling time

And he'll break you heart
Yeah, you know it, girl
You're better off apart
Find someone better, girl

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars

Somewhere Out There

Paul Derrett
Piano, Programming
Greg Mills
Programming

Heading West

Another station scene
She turns back to me
A future unknown
A new life

The early morning train
Suitcases full of dreams
Everybody needs
Something

She's heading west
Shields the sun from her eyes
Taking giant steps
Immune to regret

She's heading west
Empty platform blues
And I will miss her smile
I will miss her smile

Chorus
Will she call me?
Because she doesn't need a
back stop now
Will she miss me?
Because she doesn't really
need me now

Your hopes and fears
Have no place here
Wipe away your tears
And shine on

Paul Derrett
Guitars, Keyboards
Martyn Kenyon
Bass
Greg Mills
Guitars, Piano, Programming, Vocals
Karey Parsons
Vocals
Michael Smith
Guitars