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Featuring 12 songs in the true Placebo Cure spirit of having no two songs sounding alike.

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released July 26, 2015

All songs written and produced by Darryl John.
Recorded at Daremba Records, Ballarat, Australia; Pie Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark; Magic Pig Studios, Altona, Australia and Buzz Studios, Corindhap, Australia..
Contributing artists; Darryl John, Steve Porter, Matt Collins, Rob Toogood, Johnny Walther and Glenn Succho.

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Placebo Cure Ballarat, Australia

Placebo Cure was founded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Darryl John in 2009. All songs on the Thistle Fixit and Wattle Fixya albums were written and produced by Darryl John and included people such as Clayton Morrison, Matt Collins, John Leary, Shane Collins, Torie Paige, Steve Porter, Johnny Walther, Rob Toogood, Glenn Succho and David Hill. ... more

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Track Name: Blues Train
Blues Train (c) Darryl John 2014

Verse 1:
There’s a blues train comin’, comin’ down the track,
There’s a blues train baby, comin’ on down the track,
I’ve just paid my fare and there ain’t no turnin’ back.

Verse 2:
My woman went and left me; that’s all I want to say,
Said my woman up and left me, so I’m leavin’ here today,
I just packed up all my bags and now I’m on my way.

Chorus:
My woman done me wrong, it didn’t take her long,
I thought that I was strong, but we couldn’t get along,
There was a real big fight; she thought that she was right,
Oh my sweet delight, she’s fled into the night.

Verse 3:
Here comes that blues train baby, I see it comin’ into view,
Here comes that blues train baby, there’s not much left to do,
I’ve had my ticket checked so it’s goodbye to you

Verse 4:
You’re gonna be surprised if you come home and find me gone,
And you know some day baby, you’ll realise you were wrong,
You should have put more effort into us tryin’ to get along.

Chorus:
My woman done me wrong, it didn’t take her long,
I thought that I was strong, but we didn’t get along,
There was a real big fight; she thought that she was right,
Oh my sweet delight, she’s fled into the night.

Verse 5:
There’s a blues train leavin’, headin’ on down the track,
I’m on that blues train baby, headin’ on down the track,
I’ve got all my belongings and there ain’t no turnin’ back.
Said I’ve got all my belongings and I ain’t a comin’ back.
And I ain’t comin’ back, and I ain’t comin’ back, and I ain’t comin’ back.
Track Name: If You Love Me
If You Love Me (c) Darryl John 2014

Verse 1:

If you love me just let me know,
If you don’t then please just go.
I don’t want you hanging around,
Leaving me with a worn out frown.

Verse 2:

If you want me, then just say so,
It’s important I really need to know
Are you leading me on for the fun,
Don’t you know babe you’ve got me on the run

Chorus:

I’ve been a fool, you were so cruel,
You’ve led me on since we were in school
You took my heart, tore it apart
I really don’t know where to start
You’ve teased me, never pleased me,
You’ve hurt me so,
Now if you love me please let me know.

First lead break, a verse:

Verse 3:

If you love me start makin’ a fuss,
Don’t you know babe that it’s all about us.
I really think we should be settling down,
Instead of doing all this running around.

Chorus:

I’ve been a fool, you were so cruel,
You’ve led me on since we were in school
You took my heart, tore it apart
I really don’t know where to start
You’ve teased me, never pleased me,
You’ve hurt me so,
Now if you love me please let me know.

Second lead break, a verse:

Verse 4:

If you love me just stay with me,
If you don’t then please set me free.
You know I’ve wasted so much of my life
Sincerely hoping that you’d be my wife.

Chorus:
I’ve been a fool, you were so cruel,
You’ve led me on since we were in school
You took my heart, tore it apart
I really don’t know where to start
You’ve teased me, never pleased me,
You’ve hurt me so,
Now if you love me please let me know.

Final Chorus:

I’ve been a fool, you were so cruel,
You’ve led me on since we were in school
You took my heart, tore it apart
I really don’t know where to start
You’ve teased me, never pleased me,
You’ve hurt me so,
Now if you love me please let me know.
Now if you love me please let me know.
Now if you love me please let me know.
Track Name: Pay Day Blues
Pay Day Blues by Darryl John (c) 2010

Verse 1:
It’s (G) pay day again,
There’s never enough!
Another week,
And it’s (G7) gonna be tough.
(C) Workin’ for nothin’
Ain’t very (G) smart.
Because the (D7) boss an’ me
Are soon gonna (G) part. (C-G-D7)

Verse 2:
When the (G) pay comes around,
I take a look at the slip.
Oh goodness gracious,
I’ll be (G7) eating from the tip.
(C) I need some more money,
So I can sur-(G)-vive.
Because the (D7) boss treats me
Like I shouldn’t be a-(G)-live. (C-G-G7)

Chorus:
I’ve got those (C) pay day blues
All I hear is bad (G) news.
I’ve got those (A) pay day blues
I got holes in my (D) shoes. (D7)
I’ve got those (C) pay day blues
Can’t do what I (G) choose. (Em)
I’ve got those (Am) pay day blues
(D7) What have I got to (G) lose? (C-G)

Instrumental: Just a verse.

Chorus:
I’ve got those (C) pay day blues
All I hear is bad (G) news.
I’ve got those (A) pay day blues
I got holes in my (D) shoes. (D7)
I’ve got those (C) pay day blues
Can’t do what I (G) choose. (Em)
I’ve got those (Am) pay day blues
(D7) What have I got to (G) lose? (C-G)

Verse 3:
(G) I’ve had enough of this,
It ain’t no joke!
I need another job, (G7)
Cos I’m sick of being broke.
(C) Livin’ my life,
Without enough (G) dough.
(D7) Gee that’s really sad
So now you all (G) know

Chorus:
I’ve got those (C) pay day blues
All I hear is bad (G) news.
I’ve got those (A) pay day blues
I got holes in my (D) shoes. (D7)
I’ve got those (C) pay day blues
Can’t do what I (G) choose. (Em)
I’ve got those (Am) pay day blues
(D7) What have I got to (G) lose? (C-G)

(C) Pay day blues,
(G) Pay day blues,
(C) Pay day blues,
(D7) I’ve got those pay day (G) blues, (CGD7G)♫
Track Name: Friday Night Cruisin'
Friday Night Cruisin’ (c) Darryl John 2014
Verse 1:
We always went out cruisin’ on a Friday night
We stayed out of trouble, we never started a fight.
Drivin’ around, listenin’ to the radio
We always tuned in to our favourite show

Verse 2:
Listenin’ to our music every chance that we could
The great songs were great, the rest were really good
Rock and roll was surely here to stay
Fast cars and music every night and day

Chorus:
Friday night cruisin’, Saturday night boozin’;
Sunday we were in by ten.
Back to work on Monday, no more fun hey
‘til Friday comes around again.

Verse 3:
With JB ridin’ shotgun, we would cruise the town,
Always on the lookout for action goin’ down.
Check out that hoon, he thinks his car is fast,
Movin’ alongside, this could be a blast.

Verse 4:
A thumbs down by JB, is quickly answered back,
Up to the next lights there’s no turning back.
That’s an eight he’s running, it sounds really cool,
Pedal to the metal, just take a look at that fool.

Chorus:
Friday night cruisin’, Saturday night boozin’;
Sunday we were in by ten.
Back to work on Monday, no more fun hey
‘til Friday comes around again.

Verse 5:
Now there’s the green light, better drop the clutch,
Tyres spinning wildly, I’ve given her too much.
But mine’s the fastest, I’m leaving him behind,
JB thinks it’s cool and I really don’t mind.

Verse 6:
Friday night’s were spent, cruisin’ down the strip,
Petrol heads were dragging in cars from the tip.
By Saturday night we were out on the booze
Livin’ our lives, just the way we choose.

Chorus:
Friday night cruisin’, Saturday night boozin’;
Sunday we were in by ten.
Back to work on Monday, no more fun hey
‘til Friday comes around again.

Final Chorus:
Friday night cruisin’, Saturday night boozin’;
Sunday we were in by ten.
Back to work on Monday, no more fun hey
‘til Friday comes around again.
‘til Friday comes around again.
‘til Friday comes around again.
Track Name: Watcha Doin'
Watcha Doin’ (c) Darryl John 2013

Verse 1:

Hey baby, watcha doin’ tonight,
Said baby, you look alright.
With your lips all painted
And your dress oh so tight.

Verse 2:

Hey baby, don’t you treat me so bad,
Come on baby, why you lookin’ so sad.
Cos I’m the best one
That you’ve ever had.

Chorus:

Let’s stop fussin', Let’s stop fightin’
Cos you know, That I’m the right’un
No more yellin’, No more bluein’
Please consider, watcha doin’....now;

Verse 3:

Hey baby, don’t you blow me away,
Really baby, what more can I say.
Please don’t let this
Get in our way.

Verse 4:

Hey baby, don’t treat me this way,
Oh baby, don’t you treat me this way.
Cos you know you’re
Gonna regret it someday.

Chorus:

Let’s stop fussin', Let’s stop fightin’
Cos you know, That I’m the right’un
No more yellin’, No more bluein’
Please consider, watcha doin’....now;

Verse 5:

Hey baby, watcha doin’ to me,
Oh baby, why can’t you see.
That your runnin’ around
Will surely destroy me.

Verse 6:

Hey baby, watcha doin’ tonight,
Oh baby, let’s stop this fight.
Cos your lovin’ man's
Gonna make it all right
Cos your lovin’ man’s
Gonna make it all right

Ending:

Hey Baby x 4
Track Name: Crazy Dream
Crazy Dream by Darryl John 2015

Verse 1:
Last night I had this crazy dream,
Was at a shop buying ice cream:
But when the time came for me to pay,
I had no money so I went on my way,
Went on my way.

Verse 2:
I was walking along the road,
Met a man carrying a heavy load.
I said buddy can I lend you a hand, he said
No thanks mister but I understand,
Think I understand.

Chorus:
Crazy dream, what could it mean,
It really makes you, want to scream,
All things strange, all seem unreal,
Words or something, that I feel.

Verse 3:
I went walking down the street,
Spotted a man with two left feet.
So I asked him could he dance, he said
You know I’d love to but I don’t get the chance,
Really don’t get the chance.

Verse 4:
Met a lady with a crooked nose,
Then I noticed she had fourteen toes.
I wondered how she got her shoes on,
She told me she buys them extra long,
Buys them extra long.

Chorus:
Crazy dream, what could it mean,
It really makes you, want to scream,
All things strange, all seem unreal,
Words or something, that I feel.

Verse 5:
Saw a man who had just one leg,
He had no arms but three eyes in his head.
Red amber green gave me a fright,
I realised he was a traffic light,
Just a traffic light.

Verse 6:
Last night I had this crazy dream,
Was at a shop buying ice cream.
But when the time came for me to pay,
I had no money so I ran away,
Just ran away.

Chorus:
Crazy dream, what could it mean,
It really makes you, want to scream,
All things strange, all seem unreal,
Words or something, that I feel.

Ending:
Last night I had this crazy dream,
Last night I had a crazy dream,
Had a crazy dream.
Track Name: She Goes By
She Goes By (c) Darryl John 2014

Verse 1:

A month ago she caught my eye just as she was passing by
She looked so nice, a real surprise I just could not believe my eyes

Verse 2:

I hope someday she’ll notice me this I pray devotedly
So tell me why do I sigh every time she passes by

Pre chorus:

I sigh every time I sigh every time
I sigh every time she goes by
I smile all the time I smile all the time
I smile every time she goes by

Chorus:

She is a beauty
This we agree
I pray that some day
She will notice me

Half pre chorus:

I smile all the time I smile all the time
I smile every time she goes by

Instrumental: A verse

Chorus:

She is a beauty
This we agree
I pray that some day
She will notice me

Half pre chorus:

I smile all the time I smile all the time
I smile every time she goes by

Verse 3:

I had a plan to wait outside to catch a glimpse of my future bride
Oh here she comes down the street I am so nervous she is so sweet

Verse 4:

To my dismay she walks on by I am heartbroken I want to cry
I turn to go what do I see she has looked back and smiled at me

Pre chorus:

I sigh every time I sigh every time
I sigh every time she goes by
I smile all the time I smile all the time
I smile every time she goes by

Pre chorus:

I sigh every time I sigh every time
I sigh every time she goes by
I smile all the time I smile all the time
I smile every time she goes by

Ending:

I smile every time she goes by
Said now I smile every time she goes by
Track Name: My Other Shoe
My Other Shoe by Darryl John (c) 2013

Intro: C Am F G

Verse 1:
(C) Popcorn needs a poppin’
(Am) Floor needs a moppin’
(F) Gotta do some shoppin’
(G) Kangaroos are hoppin’

Verse 2:
(C) Sit on the chair
(Am) Work out what to wear
(F) Comb my scraggly hair
(G) Then search everywhere

Chorus:
(C) I’ve got so (Am) much to do
(F) Have to find my (G) other shoe
(C) Oo Oo Oo Oo (Am) Oo Oo Oo Oo
(F) Gotta find my (G) other shoe
That’s what I’ll (C) do-oo-oo-oo (Am-F-G)

Verse 3:
(C) C’mon let’s be nice
(Am) Just add a little rice
(F) A real pleasant surprise
(G) Hot coffee with some spice

Verse 4:
(C) A slice of chocolate cake
(Am) Oh for heaven’s sake
(F) Find me a garden rake
(G) Cos there’s a cross-eyed snake

Chorus:
(C) I’ve got so (Am) much to do
(F) Have to find my (G) other shoe
(C) Oo Oo Oo Oo (Am) Oo Oo Oo Oo
(F) Gotta find my (G) other shoe
That’s what I’ll (C) do-oo-oo-oo (Am-F-G)

Bridge:
(E) You know I’m dazy
(Am) You know I’m lazy
(D7) You know I’m hazy
(F) And totally (G) crazy

Instrumental: 2 x Verses (C-Am-F-G)

Verse5:
(C) I’m working very late
(Am) Thinking this is great
(F) You know I can’t wait
(G) To ride my rollerskate

Chorus:
(C) I’ve got so (Am) much to do
(F) Have to find my (G) other shoe
(C) Oo Oo Oo Oo (Am) Oo Oo Oo Oo
(F) Gotta find my (G) other shoe
That’s what I’ll (C) do-oo-oo-oo (Am-F-G)

Bridge:
(E) You know I’m dazy
(Am) You know I’m lazy
(D7) You know I’m hazy
(F) And totally (G) crazy

End:
(C) You know I’m crazy!
(Am) What will I do
(F) Without my other
(G) My other shoe-oo-oo! (C)
Track Name: So Many Bills To Pay
So Many Bills To Pay by Darryl John (c) 2015


Verse 1:
E
I was feeling blue,
E
Just the other day.
E E7
I looked in my wallet,
E7
Didn’t know what to say.
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay,
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay.

Verse 2:
E
I was feeling down,
E
Said to the wife,
E E7
This isn’t good honey,
E7
We’ve got trouble and strife.
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay,
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay.

Chorus:
A
Told the man, he’s a jerk
E
Didn’t know you wanted me to work
A
I said to him, now listen mack
F# B
Don’t you know I’ve got a real crook back.

Verse 3:
E
I was feeling sick,
E
Filled with worry.
E E7
I needed some dough,
E7
And I was in a real hurry.
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay,
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay.

Verse 4:
E
I was feeling stressed,
E
I couldn’t sleep.
E E7
The debt had piled up,
E7
And I was in really deep.
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay,
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay.

Chorus:
A
Told the man, he’s a jerk
E
Didn’t know you wanted me to work
A
I said to him, now listen mack
F# B
Don’t you know I’ve got a real crook back.

Verse 5:
E
I was feeling sad,
E
And feeling blue.
E E7
I was so broke,
E7
Just didn’t know what to do.
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay,
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay.

Ending:
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay,
G A E
I’ve got so many bills to pay.
Track Name: Middle Aged Blues
Middle Aged Blues by Darryl John (c) 2010

Verse 1:
(E) I’ve got those middle aged blues,
(A) You can bet on that for (E) sure.
I’ve got (A) those middle aged blues,
My shoes don’t fit me no (E) more.
I ain’t (B) foolin’ with you Mama,
(A) Just watch me walk out that (E) door.
(spoken) You know that I will now; (B7)

Verse 2:
(E) If fifty five is middle aged,
(A) Gonna live to be a hundred and (E) ten.
If fifty (A) five is middle aged,
Gonna be an old man by (E) then.
I’m a (B) tellin’ you now Mama,
(A) Only wanna live three score and (E) ten.
(spoken) That’s what I’m tellin’ you now;

Chorus:
(A) I’ve got those middle aged blues.
Feeling my age (E) today
I’ve got those (F#) middle aged blues.
I just don’t know what to (B) say.
I’ve got those (A) middle aged blues.
I’ll have to find a new (E) way
(A) I’ve got those middle aged blues.
(B) And it’s really not O-(E)-K (A-E)

Instrumental: (Just a verse with B7)

Verse 3:
(E) You know I don’t wanna get old
(A) However a fact is a (E) fact.
Said now (A) I don’t wanna get old
That will surely de-(E)-tract.
I’m a (B) moanin’ and a groanin’
(A) And there ain’t no turnin’ (E) back.
(spoken) Yeah I’m complain’ Mama; (E7)

Chorus:
(A) I’ve got those middle aged blues.
Feeling my age (E) today
I’ve got those (F#) middle aged blues.
I just don’t know what to (B) say.
I’ve got those (A) middle aged blues.
I’ll have to find a new (E) way
(A) I’ve got those middle aged blues.
(B) And it’s really not O-(E)-K (A-E)

Instrumental: (Just a verse with an E7 into the chorus)

Chorus:
(A) I’ve got those middle aged blues.
Feeling my age (E) today
I’ve got those (F#) middle aged blues.
I just don’t know what to (B) say.
I’ve got those (A) middle aged blues.
I’ll have to find a new (E) way
(A) I’ve got those middle aged blues.
(B) And it’s really not O-(E)-K (A-E)

Verse 4:
(E) I’ve got those middle aged blues,
(A) You can bet on that for (E) sure.
I’ve got (A) those middle aged blues,
My shoes don’t fit me no (E) more.
I ain’t (B) foolin’ with you Mama,
(A) Just watch me walk out that (E) door.

Finale:
I ain’t (B) foolin’ with you Mama,
(A) Just watch me walk out that (E) door.
I ain’t (B) foolin’ with you Mama,
(A) Just watch me walk out that (E) door.
Said ain’t (B) foolin’ with you Mama,
(A) Just watch me walk out that (E) door. (A-B-A-E)
(spoken) Yeah you know that I will now Mama...
Track Name: We Were Drunks
We Were Drunks (c) Darryl John 2014


Intro: D – Dm – D – Dm – A7

Verse 1:
D G
Well we drove out of town,
D G
As drunk as could be.
D G
We rolled the car,
E A
Into an old gum tree.
D G
When the dust finally settled,
D G
We looked at the twisted metal.
D G
And thought to ourselves,
A
How lucky are we?
D A7
We were drunks!

Verse 2:
D G
We got drunk every night,
D G
And in the occasional fight.
D G
And our local hotel,
E A
Was bursting at the seams.
D G
We sang and we danced,
D G
We were looking for romance.
D G
Trying so hard to find,
A
The girl of our dreams,
D
We were drunks!

Interlude: D – Dm – D – Dm – D – Dm - A7


Verse 3:
D G
After beer and stout,
D G
We’d get the spirits out.
D G
If we ran out of Coke,
E A
We’d start necking it straight.
D G
And along came the dawn,
D G
Hung-over all morn.
D G
By lunch we’d realise,
A
Our life wasn’t great,
D A7
We were drunks!

Verse 4:
D G
But when tea came around,
D G
Filled with buoyant rebound.
D G
We’d shower and shave,
E A
Go out and do it again.
D G
At dawn’s early light,
D G
In a bad state of fright.
D G
We’d vow and declare,
A
That this was the end,
D
We were drunks!

Interlude: D – Dm – D – Dm – D – Dm – A7
D
We were drunks.
Track Name: He Don't Wanna Kill You
He Don't Wanna Kill You by Darryl John (c) 2013

Verse 1:
(E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
Don't reach for that pill;
(E7) Cos there ain't no money in killing you,
He just wants to keep you ill:
So (A7) listen very carefully,
And this ain't no joke.
He'll (E) only want you dead,
When the money's gone and you're broke:
(B) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
So take my advice,
(B-Bb-A) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
He'll treat you nice,
(A-Ab-E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you.

Verse 2:
(E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
Don't go to that Quack;
(E7) Cos there ain't no money in curing you,
He'll just keep you coming back:
So (A7) head to the Pharma good buddy,
With your Script in your hand.
You (E) know that you'll find one,
In every corner of the land:
(B) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
So hear what I say,
(B-Bb-A) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
He'll make you pay,
(A-Ab-E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you.

Chorus:
(G) Keep spending money with him
(A) Night and day
(G) Keep takin’ all your pills
(A) And you’ll be OK
(B) Just listen closely
(A) And heed what I say
(G) You’re much better off
Throwing (A) them all away (E)

Instrumental: “A verse”

Verse 3:
(E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
Even if you’re sick;
(E7) But he’ll happily entertain you,
And he’ll do it so quick:
There's (A7) a very good reason for this,
And it’s nothing to do with luck.
Cos (E) he knows that if you’re seriously ill,
He can make a real big buck:
(B) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
It’s him you’ve got to thank,
(B-Bb-A) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
You’re dollars in the bank,
(A-Ab-E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you.

Chorus:
(G) Keep spending money with him
(A) Night and day
(G) Keep takin’ all your pills
(A) And you’ll be OK
(B) Just listen closely
(A) And heed what I say
(G) You’re much better off
Throwing (A) them all away (E)

Verse 4:
(E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
Don't reach for that pill;
(E7) Cos there ain't no money in killing you,
He just wants to keep you ill:
So (A7) listen very carefully,
And this ain't no joke.
He'll (E) only want you dead,
When the money's gone and you're broke:
(B) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
So take my advice,
(B-Bb-A) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you,
He'll treat you nice,
(A-Ab-E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you.
(E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you.
(E) Big Pharma he don't wanna kill you.