Ipanema

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The unexpected and tragic death of Darren “Wiz” Brown on 6th Dec 2006 was a shock to many people. He was a greatly respected and extraordinary musician and writer who touched the lives of many through his work with MEGA CITY FOUR, DOUGHBOYS, SERPICO and most recently IPANEMA.

This Album is an anthology of all of the songs Ipanema ever recorded. It contains 9 previously unreleased recordings plus the out of print “Baseball Bat/Skull” 7” from 2003 and the “Me Me Me” mini album from 2005.

All monies raised by the sale of this Album go to the Forward 4 Wiz Trust. Creativity matters. Inspiration matters. Music matters. More information on the trust can be found at:

www.f4wt.org

credits

released January 18, 2008

Tracks 1 + 2 recorded at Metropolis studios 2003. Produced by Chris Potter. Assisted by Dom Morley + Ian Gore.

Tracks 3 - 8 recorded at Stakeout studios 2005. Produced by Jason Wilcock.

Tracks 9 - 17 recorded at West End Centre 2006 + Stakeout Studios 2007. Additional production, programming + mixing by Jason Wilcock @ stakeoutstudios.com

Photos by Wiz, Karina + Marco. Artwork by Karina + Bob

All lyrics by Wiz, music by Ipanema
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guitar + vocals - Wiz
bass - Simon Dorey tracks 1+2), Gerry Bryant (tracks 3-8), Rauf Jordan (tracks 9-17)
drums - Paddy (tracks 1+2), Lawrence Arnold (tracks 3-17)

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Track Name: Je Suis Un Baseball Bat
Wind me up set me off watch me go,
And then I can wind you,
Set you off, watch you go,
Only difference is
It's not a joke, not a joke, not a joke,
Though you think it is,
I remind you that's what everybody says.
It's a weak defence.

Try me out, find me out, shoot me down,
It's not about me, you twist it 'til it
Almost seems it is.
But it's not me, not me, not me,
Who wants to build a wall,
It's not me who wants to send everyone home.
Where do you call home?

I am a baseball bat he says,
I am splinter in your head.
He wants to do some damage,
Go to another planet,
He wants to take his baggage,
So he can always be at home,
Hear that same old song.

I am a baseball bat he says,
I am splinter in your head.
He wants to do some damage,
Go to another planet,
He wants to take his baggage,
So he can always be at home,
Hear that same old song.

he says,
he says,
he says,
he says,
he says,
he says,
he says,
he says.
Track Name: Skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull

She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull

Don't want to eat
Don't want to sleep
Don't even want to think about me

Don't want to go
Don't want to stay
Don't want to think beyond today

What doesn't kill me makes me weak
So much I'm getting used to it
Don't want her to get over it

She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull

And when she finds me in this hole
There'll be no mistaking
She will stretch out both her arms
Though her nails are breaking

Got nothing left
No self respect
And no regrets, regrets, regrets


What doesn't kill me makes me sick
So much I'm getting used to it
Not wanting to get over it

She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull

She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull

She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull
She's in my skull

Maybe one day I'll will be in hers
Track Name: Nervosa
Emotionally retarded, intellectually harmless.
Every insult hurts you I know,
makes me think it's not such a joke.

I should be afraid if someone,
I should be afraid of someone,
I should be afraid to be an opposite,
afraid to even make you think.

I'm wrong your right, so black and white.
You're not alone, you're just undone.
Somewhere inside you know I'm right,
but you don't want to be on the outside.

Some of your best friends are normal,
some of your best friends are normal,
some of them just tolerate,
for friendship's sake.
Can you tell the difference?

Things aren't always what they seem,
people don't say what they mean.
When you read, you read between.

I should be afraid if someone,
I should be afraid of someone,
you should be afraid like me,
afraid of you,
and where all this is going to.

Afraid, afraid, afraid, afraid,
of where all this is going to,
going to, going to, going to.
Track Name: Whitecat In A Snowstorm
Don't get me high again,
Don't save my life again.
Don't come knocking on my door,
I still owe more than I can afford.
Do you hear me? do you hear me?

Don't set me up again.
Refill my cup again.
Effortlessly drag me up,
Suck me dry and let me drop.
Was I easy, was I easy?

I'm overwrought I'm over awed,
The lights are on but no one's home.
I sold my soul, I lost control,
Can you hear me?

Don't get me high again,
Don't save my life again.
Thanks for always being there,
I can screw it up myself from here,
Can you hear me? can you hear me?

I'm overwrought I'm over awed,
The lights are on but no one's home.
I sold my soul, I lost control,
Can you hear me?

This is all the thanks you get,
Hope you think that it was worth it.

I'm overwrought I'm over awed,
The lights are on but no one's home.
I sold my soul, I lost control,
Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?
Track Name: Burkina Faso
Come too soon.
Making excuses.
Leave the room.
Before you loose it.

Choose your friends.
Get them addicted.
Then pretend,
you are the victim.

You raise your hand,
but never say
You take a stand,
but never stay.

It's easier to wait around,
'til something better comes,
along.
It's easier to play along,
until you get yourself,
a gun.

You make a plan,
but don't believe.
You wash your hands,
but never leave.

It's easier to wait around,
'til something better comes,
along.
It's easier to play along,
until you get yourself,
get yourself,
get yourself,
get yourself,
a gun.

Gun.
Gun.
Gun.
Track Name: Flagburner
Saw your picture on the wall,
it seems impossible,
that you could ever age.
Tore your picture from the wall,
and tried to look inside,
the faithless and the blind,
can always see it.

Every in and every out,
every joke to get hung up about.
Every whisper every scream,
every silently afraid to speak.

Intravenous people, supersonic evil.

Cut off your nose to spite your face,
fingers to a fist,
pretend I don't exist.
Of all the things I could have done,
I chose to stay in bed,
turned off the alarm,
did nothing instead.

It was nothing like the sun,
but it seemed to shine on everyone.
It was nothing like a dream,
it was nothing like reality.

Unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown
nobody knew me.
Knew me.

She turns and turns again.
She takes away the pain.
She takes my breath away.
She burns the flag again.
She burns the flag,
burns the flag,
burns the flag,
burns.
Track Name: Lockjaw
We walk around the edge,
we're always opposite.
We could be at the start,
We could be miles apart.
Out of the corner of my eye,
I see you drawing your breath to say...

Stop shutting your mouth,
say something aloud,
you're whispering,
I don't hear you

We skirt around the edge,
it must be obvious,
what we're afraid to say,
afraid of failure;
and in the end its much easier,
just to keep wondering
what might have been.

Stop shutting your mouth,
say something aloud,
you're whispering,
I don't hear you.

we skirt around the edge,
we're always opposite,
we should be at the start,
we should be miles apart.

No harm done now that we've had some fun,
just let it fade away,
we've said all we need to say.

Stop shutting your mouth,
say something aloud,
you're whispering,
I don't hear you.

I don't hear you.
Track Name: Attrition
Turn away 'cos I don't,
wanna see you choking,
let go of what you can
but not in front of me.

I'm still nothing to you,
you're still nothing to me.
Let's say we're even,
let's keep our dignity.

Something intact at least.
Don't overreact please.

Turn away, turn away, turn away.

Turn away before I turn away before,
one of us begins some kind of conversation.

Everyone's a winner,
everyone's a killer,
it's every everything
for annihilation.

This is for real believe.
This is a war for peace.

Turn away, turn away, turn away, turn away.
Away.
Track Name: Misery And Vomit
Home again, home at last,
No contempt for familiar.
Where I falter
Where I sleep alone,
I sleep alone.

Losing track, losing hope,
Growing old and complacent.
Never falter
Always be, alone,
Be alone.

Sick of what you have become.
Sick of all the things you own
That you cannot throw away,
So you lose yourself instead.
Track Name: Against The World
Somebody can’t stop crying
In love with misery
I stop to think about it
But find I cannot grieve.
I move thru all these faces
Keep looking at my feet
I’m kinda sad for their loss
What use is sympathy?

I have to listen to it
I need to be brought down
My big ideas are nothing,
Keep my feet on the ground
I should not talk about it
I don’t want to offend
You never know who’s listening
So many enemies and friends.

One day we will discover
We have nothing in common.
It’s against us, it’s against us,

This isn’t living and I don’t pretend to know what is
But I won’t live my life thru someone who does not exist
Why don’t you hate somebody?
Why don’t you fall in love?
Why don’t we see what happens when you switch your TV off?

One day we will recover.

We have nothing in common.
It’s against us, it’s against us,
So am I
Track Name: Hyperkarma
Don’t turn away from me
Don’t turn your back on me
Don’t turn the other cheek
I want to know why
It looks like love,
But it feels like hate

Everyone hides the disease
So honest
Everyone’s trying to be
So honest
Everything comes down to this
If you want it
It’s easy to live and let live
If you’ve got it

If you want it
Come get it

You’re closing every door
You’re turning every key
It’s only you and me
And now I know why
It looks like love
But it feels like hate
Track Name: Rayguns To Venus
Ray guns to Venus
I switch over to the other side
But everyone’s in overdrive

Ray guns to Venus
Its another war that we can win
A war we can’t afford not to believe in
So begin,

Stare into the wide unknown
Into the light you go
No one will ever know
You where here
Stare into the wide unknown into the light you go
No one will ever know you where here
With your ray gun

Hateful, ungrateful
After everything they’ve done for me
How can I not care if we are winning?
Everything keeps spinning ‘til we all get hypnotised
And miss the revolution right before our eyes
Televised.

Stare into the wide unknown
Into the light you go
Nobody cares either way
If it never stops raining
Do what you please
We’re too busy having a real good time
Setting the world on fire.
Track Name: Me Me Me
I don’t care if you hate me
I bet I hate myself more
I don’t care if you don’t love me
I’m so in love with myself, myself.

I’m so tough I don’t need it
Keep telling myself believe it
I’m so weak, I’m so frail
I’m too scared to try unless I fail, fail, fail.
Everyone.

It’s too easy, too safe
Depending on which way you face
It’s all give and no take
You’re just waiting for someone to break
It to you.

Even though I am, I don’t know why
Even though I stand, feel like I died
Even though I think, I don’t think so
Even though I reach, I need to let go.

Outside I am smiling
But inside I’m crying
Despite appearances
I won’t get over it.
Track Name: Quarantine
I slip and slide I lose my mind
I keep in time fall out of line
I dreamt I flew, I joined the queue
I fought, I bled, I bowed my head

Where do I belong?

We ache until we take a pill
We drink until it makes us ill

Where do I belong?

So I sit and nurse my drink
In the corner
And I know something is wrong
And the lyric of the song means nothing.

I can’t complain
About what I
Can’t or won’t change
How can I even explain
If the song is instrumental
And the words are incidental?

The strobes illuminate
Onto an empty stage
Who am I to say?
Who am I anyway?
I know something is wrong
I know I don’t belong
I try to sing along
But the lyric of the song means nothing.
Track Name: Is It Still Raining Outside
I’d like to walk along a silver shore
I’d like to get away from you
I’d like to be alone forever more
I’d like to be alone with you.

I show you things I think are obvious
You just make me think again
When I think I’ve found an open door
You slam it in my face

I am a slave, I am a whore
And I will wait outside your door

It’s not enough to be,
It’s not enough to be your
It’s not enough to be your friend.

We need these machines to stay alive
We need these prisons to be free
We need to suffer so that
We can buy a little harmony

We will not wait
We will not stay
We will not beg
We will not pay

It’s not enough to be,
It’s not enough to be your
It’s not enough to be your friend.
Track Name: Dissenter
And there is something to say
For saying nothing
Until you know what it is
And understand it

But it’s becoming a joke
You’re saying nothing
It’s like you know what it is
But still deny it.

And there is too much to face
There are too many demands
Take everything that you know
And play it backwards

Whether you like it or not
Whether you’re for or against
If you say nothing at all
You’re saying please go ahead.

And your silence will not buy you anonymity
And your weakness won’t excuse it, your complicity.

And nobody will forgive you, there is no defence
When there's nothing left to live for
It’s too late to dissent.

Your time is almost over now
(Over now, over now
nothing left to talk about
over now, over now
over your pretty head and out.)
Track Name: Vote For Pedro
We are a different breed
And we are set apart
And you will know us by
The trail of broken hearts
And we were born to win
And we were born to fly
And broken promises are what you’ll know us by.

We are a different breed
but we could not exist
without your arrogance
without your avarice
and we were born to win
but we could not exist
without your ignorance, without your cowardice.

A lie for a lie is the life we lead
We ride on the back of the ones we bleed
We are nothing without your consent
It’s our weakness, it’s out sickness / secret

The revolution came, the revolution went
Now there are laws to stop it
Ever coming back again

No pain, no gain, no future
No win, no fee, no failure
Here today, gone tomorrow
Vote for no change or stay home

No change.