Glorified Hobby

by John Curtin

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Words and Music by John Curtin

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released December 1, 2008

Vocals, Guitars and Sequencing by John Curtin
Recorded and Produced in Coffs Harbour by John Curtin
Album Cover Design by John Curtin

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John Curtin Coffs Harbour, Australia

Since going solo in 2000, John has been playing regularly up and down the mid coast of NSW Australia and has had the pleasure of playing music for many Weddings, Private and Corporate Functions, Private Parties, and Rock'n'Roll nights..
In 2008, John recorded and produced his own Rock'n'Roll CD called "Glorified Hobby". The CD features 14 tracks including 7 original songs and 7 covers.
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Track Name: Glorified Hobby
Well you've been workin' in the same job 9 to 5
Cause you've gotta make some money if you wanna survive
No I'm not tryin' to tell you what to do
But don't you think you oughta try somethin' new
Woh oo woh woh! You need a glorified hobby

Well you feel like the whole world's past you by
So you sit at home all alone and cry
You know that it don't have to be that way
It's time for a change and today is the day
Woh oo woh woh! You need a glorified hobby

You need a glorified hobby to stimulate your brain
You need a glorified hobby to keep you from goin' insane

Now maybe origami's right for you
Or playing sport is the the thing to do
Well they say that chess can test your mind
But unless you try you don't know what you'll find
Woh oo woh woh! You need a glorified hobby

You pay the rates, pay the water, pay the electricity
The stinkin' bills keep pilin' up 'til it's impossible to see yeah
The only way to overcome this obvious difficulty
Is make some time and then devote it to...a glorified hobby

You need a glorified hobby to stimulate your brain
You need a glorified hobby to keep you from goin' insane yeah

Well you've been workin' in the same job 9 to 5
Cause you've gotta make some money if you wanna survive
No I'm not tryin' to tell you what to do
But don't you think you oughta try somethin' new
Woh oo woh woh! You need a glorified hobby
Woh oo woh woh! You need a glorified hobby
I said, Woh oo woh woh! You need a glorified hobby
Track Name: Strong Possibility
There's a strong possibility that you and I can stick together
And there's a strong possibility we'll make it through all kinds of weather
So if we give love chance, add a little romance
You know I'm pretty sure there is a strong possiblity

There's a strong possibility that you I can go the distance
And there's a strong possibility we'll take the path of least resistance
So with some help from above and a whole lotta love
You know I'm almost certain there is a strong possiblity

When you look at all the information close at hand
I think the time is right for you and I to take a stand
And considering the circumstances I can see there is a strong possibility for you and me oh yeah

There's a strong possiblity that you and I are gonna make it
And there's strong possibility we'll get the chance so we oughta take it
So if we learn to compromise and we don't tell lies
You know I'm pretty sure, I'm almost certain, I'm just about totally convinced...there is a strong possibility
Track Name: Dog Pound Blues
Well I was walking down the street justa mindin' my own business
I was checkin out the light poles, sniffin' 'em up and down
When a truck pulled up and a man jumped out
He grabbed me by the collar and began to shout
He threw me in his truck and he carried me away

Now I've got the dog pound blues
Itchin and scratchin, and chewin' my claws
I've got the dog pound blues
Howlin' and growlin' and stretchin' my jaws
I've got the dog pound blues
Beggin' and pleadin' and I'm on all fours
Sayin', come on little girl won't you make me yours

Well they put me in a kennel with a Poodle and an English Sheep Dog
You know, one's real hairy and the other one's ooh la la!
Well we share the food and we share the flees
If only we could get hold of the keys
Then we'd split this joint and we'd find ourselves a home

Now I've got the dog pound blues
Itchin' and scratchin, and chewin' my claws
I've got the dog pound blues
Howlin' and growlin' and stretchin' my jaws
I've got the dog pound blues
Beggin' and pleadin' and I'm on all fours
Sayin', come on little girl won't you make me yours

Well I've been saggin' my ears and waggin' my tail for weeks now
But I just can't seem to catch nobody's eye
Until a little girl with her Mum and Dad
Said she liked me cause I looked real sad
So they put me in their car and they carried me away

Yeah I had the dog pound blues
I was itchin' and scratchin, and chewin' my claws
I had the dog pound blues
I was howlin' and growlin' and stretchin' my jaws
I had the dog pound blues
Beggin' and pleadin' I was on all fours
Sayin' come on little girl won't you make me yours
Come on little girl won't you make me yours
Yes, come on little girl won't you make me yours
Track Name: Enough To Make A Grown Man Cry
Well ever since the day I saw you baby I've been tryin' to get you out of my mind
But the more I try you know the harder it gets
Well it's enough to make a grown man cry

Yes it's enough to make a grown man cry
It's enough to make a grown man cry
You know I aint jokin' and it's no lie
It's enough to make a grown man cry

Well ever since the day I met you baby I've been tryin' to get you out of my mind
But the more I try you know the harder it gets
Well it's enough to make a grown man cry

It's enough to make a grown man cry
It's enough to make a grown man cry
You know I aint jokin' and it's no lie
It's enough to make a grown man cry

Well it's not that I don't love you
It's not that I don't care
It's just that you're drivin' me crazy
And you've got me tearin' out my hair, hair, hair

Well ever since the day I kissed you baby I've been tryin' to get you out of my mind
But the more I try you know the harder it gets
Well it's enough to make a grown man cry

Yes it's enough to make a grown man cry
It's enough to make a grown man cry
You know I aint jokin' and it's no lie
It's enough to make a grown man cry

I said I aint jokin' and it's no lie
It's enough to make a grown man cry

I tell ya I aint jokin' and it's no lie
It's enough to make a grown man cry
Track Name: The "IN" Thing
Take a look at this
Let me show you that
Tell me if it fits
Now you're a real cool cat
It makes you wanna sing
You got the IN thing

Listen to the beat
It's such an awesome sound
Here's your receipt
You got the best in town
It makes you wanna sing
You got the IN thing

We've got the latest plan
To keep you in touch
It's everything you need
It won't cost you much
It makes you wanna sing
You got the IN thing

Get it while it's hot
It'll blow your mind
Bigger sure is best
Don't get left behind
It makes you wanna sing
You got the IN thing

Well you see it on the T.V. and you hear it in the news
It could be a car or a pair of shoes
But you know you've got to have it no matter what the price
The IN thing's calling...so don't think twice!

You get what you want
But not what you need
You're so nonchalant
Could it be greed?
It makes you wanna sing
You got the IN thing

You got the IN thing
Woo! You got the IN thing
Oh yeah you got the IN thing
You got the IN thing
It makes you wanna sing
You got the IN thing
Track Name: Nothin' or Nobody
Well I've been feelin' really worried 'bout the things I've done
So please don't tell me that I'm not the one

Because I love you baby
You mean the world to me, yeah
And nothin' or nobody's gonna take you away from me

Well I've been feeling really worried 'bout the things I've said
So please don't tell me that you wish I was dead

Because I love you baby
You mean the world to me, yeah
And nothin' or nobody's gonna take you away from me

All the nasty things that I say and do
Are never meant to hurt you or make you blue
So please forgive me baby, oh can't you see
You're the only one who'll put up with me

Oh won't you give me a chance to make it up to you
I'll even buy you flowers and chocolates too

Because I love you baby
You mean the world to me, yeah
And nothin' or nobody's gonna take you away from me

I said nothin' or nobody's gonna take you away from me

You better believe it baby
Track Name: I Must Be Dreaming
Tell me baby what am I to do
When I'm so in love with you
You got me runnin' all over town
So fast my feet don't touch the ground
Ooh! Aagh! I must be dreaming

Well you were at the party sittin' all alone
So I called you up on your mobile
My heart was b-b-beatin' like a drum
So scared I might say somethin' dumb
Ooh! Aagh! I must be dreaming

If I could only bite the bullet and tell you how I feel
I'd finally know exactly where I stand
But every time I try to say it
The words just won't come out
Can't you see, you're every wish is my command

I want you baby, gotta make you see
That you're the only one for me
My mind is aching night and day
If I said I love you what would you say
Ooh! Aagh! I must be dreamin'
I said, Ooh! Aagh! I must be dreamin'
Ooh! Aagh! I must be dreamin'