Boots 'N' Tooths

by David Virgin

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Boots 'N' Tooths was recorded live over a week in Dublin, Ireland during February 2014. David and his sons Rohan (electric guitar, backing vocals) and Alex (upright bass, backing vocals) sat around a single microphone and did what they do best; sing songs.

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released February 25, 2014

David Virgin - Vocals, acoustic guitar

Rohan Healy - Electric guitar, backing vocals

Al Quiff - Upright bass, backing vocals

All songs (words & music) by David Virgin except for Gray Day & Teenage Widow by David Virgin and Dan Rumour.

Boots 'N' Tooths was recorded live during February 2014 at One Take Studio, Dublin, Ireland.

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David Virgin Dublin, Ireland

David Virgin, born in North Dublin 1962, was a founding member of SPK and Sekret Sekret. He continues to play and record in Ireland, Europe and Australia.

David has shared the stage with Nick Cave, John Cooper Clark, Jonathan Richman, Mary Black, INXS, The Church, the triffids, The Go Betweens,Cat Power, Lloyd Cole, Billy Bragg,Tim Freedman,, etc. ..
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Track Name: At The Waning Of The Moon
AT THE WANING OF THE MOON

At the waning of the moon my lover said to me "Don't say sorry for something that you meant to do. Liar, go to hell."

And at the waning of the moon my lover gave to me, she gave me oranges and pears for the fever in my head.

And at the waning of the moon my lover said to me "Darling I'll be with you soon, as soon as I can be."

She said "Don't go to the house where the sinners go to pray, for that devil lives beneath the boards where weak souls congregate."

"If you've got a republic in your heart, better get a congress in your mind." Oh my lover is wise and true to all she is.

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: The Truth (Is a-Gonna Kill You)
THE TRUTH (IS A GONNA KILL YOU)

Everybody has the same expressions,
Though everybody speaks a different language.
If you know more than me then you must tell me.
If I told you what I know I would have to bill you,
Hey you, yeah you, will you, nil you,
The truth is a gonna kill you.

I have no more reason to protect you,
I no longer love you or respect you.
I just wish that I never met you.
If I held you overboard I would love to spill you,
Hey you, yeah you, damn you, fuck you,
The truth is a gonna kill you.

I came to this world fresh and naked,
I admit my mother tongue is English.
If you have better words then you must tell me.
My words aren't to set you free,
They are meant to thrill you
Hey you, yeah you, "etu brute",
The truth is a gonna kill you.

Hey you, yeah you, damn you, fuck you,
Will you, nil you, step on my shoe,
The truth is a gonna kill you.

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Leaving Jerusalem
LEAVING JERUSALEM

I was lipstick, I was cargo, I had other things on my mind
White lady passengers smoking cigarettes, steel wheels rollin' on the line
I heard footsteps, I heard whispers, I didn't see you babe, I didn't have time
And sister I was leaving Jerusalem, but I was bleeding on Palestine

I was awakened, I was mistaken, I thought man could not be so crude
Like my brother before me, they could not ignore me,
Oh and brother I was a fool
I heard gunshots, I saw tears drop, I saw a young women kneel and cry
And sister I was leaving Jerusalem, bleeding on Palestine

How many among you walked that rail line to the end down by the sea shore
To buy them mussels, fresh and salty, while the wind blew the bell on the door
These were my last thoughts, my last words,
That's how babe (I knew it was my time) I knew I was dying
And sister I was leaving Jerusalem, bleeding on Palestine

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Do You Believe
DO YOU BELIEVE

Do you believe believe.
I don't need you to believe I'm real, or in my infectious zeal, or my orgasmic rhythm and feel, on Bourbon and Beale, I finger nylon, gut and steel, I lash out jig and reel an alchemy to harm or heal.

Do you believe believe.
On stony ground I waste my seed, on concrete where lovers and pigeons feed, where fat faced children laugh at me, a wise world would take better heed, where food is all the people need, where one gets used to not being free, the porky pigs parade their greed.

Do you believe believe.
Or dream of Eden's sacred trees, the buzzing of the bumble bees, to fornicate among the leaves, to drink from glassy streams, to be at ease with every beast, and love yourself not least, to have no knowledge of disease.

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Rimmin' Dave
RIMMIN' DAVE

Well Dave he was an older guy and also he was gay, well that's okay.
He had three floors of a terraced house in Surry Hills, those were his good points.
He had a string of handsome boys and sent them all round Sydney to see men,
You know the deal, doctors, lawyers, judges, married pillars of society to meet their carnal needs, Dave was rich.

Out of the hot sun in the cool of his parlour one is struck by plush red furnishings, Brett Whiteleys on the wall and further down the hall a piano that never gets played, Dave wasn't musical.
First time I met Dave I said I play guitar, he said "so what?" you have no friends and you are poor and have no fans. I said touché and walked away.

I went back to my dingy flat feeling hurt but ever more determined to work on my songs and my band. Then walked all round Sydney to find some gigs to play...
Because it's better that rimmin' Dave day and night, night and day. It's better than rimmin' Dave, rimmin' Dave.

Well just a few months later and how my fortunes have changed. With my songs on the radio and on the TV and playing in the big clubs where big electric letters showed my name, making money.
Then while walking down on Burke Street I came across old Dave, he didn't know me, my clothes and my style had changed.
He looked at me all funny and offered me 50 bucks for an exchange. I said no and kept on walking, he looked rejected.

Now music has its ups and downs and life ain't always lucky. Sometimes you can be lonely and feel misunderstood and get downhearted. You'll get ripped off and turned away more times than you'll get hired or be paid. But I came here to play guitar, not to be nobody's slave...
And it's better that rimmin' Dave day and night, night and day. It's better than rimmin' Dave, rimmin' Dave.

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: I'm Capable of Love
I'M CAPABLE OF LOVE

I'm capable of love, capable of pain capable of standing out in the rain
I'm capable of calling out your name I'm capable of love again and again

A mere detail that you would overlook could feed my soul for a day
Your clumsy fingering of your trashy book could make my knees go weak
Your cotton collar soaked right through your shopping mall, your cheap shampoo
Oh what's a man to do with clever, sexy you

Morning comes morning goes between two worlds a creature grows
The creature is and the creature will be there is nothing left of me
There is nothing left of nothing nothing but our dirty love
Who is he, who is she? Who are they? I don't care.
I don't care anymore I'm capable of love

Under street lamps lovers hug in gloomy suburbs, bus shelters
This is where people fuck on blankets under bridges
Oh like dogs, like cats, like rabbits it's the only thing that makes sense to me
So the very next chance I get I'm gonna think about the filthiest thing that I can
And before I catch my breath I'm gonna smoke a cigarette
Because the only thing that is death
Is when your mind and your body lose each others' numbers.
You never call

One your leg, two your leg, three your leg
Throw your leg over me Johnny says she

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Whiskey Clear
WHISKEY CLEAR

Well she drinks her whiskey clear, oh and she drinks her whiskey clear, and she drinks her whiskey clear, but she cries pure lemonade.

Oh I said "Babe wait for me here, framed in your room, don't be afraid. When the sun's coming up I'll be going down, then I gotta get back to that other side of town."

Well she said mother "When do the angels cry?" Oh she said mother "When do the angels cry?" She said mother "When do the angels cry?" Well they cry when the little girls die.

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: The Shorter The Kiss
THE SHORTER THE KISS

Sixteen, you were my love, you wore my patience staying out late.
Sixteen, you were my pain, I think about you in the warm summer rain.

We made plans like lovers do, I started drinking, you went wild.
What's a bad old man like me got for a honey like you, beard rash and hard days.

Had I never known you, had I never known you.
You made me feel like the old man and the sea.
You made me feel just like Hemmingway.

You like to feel like you're all brand new,
But you're old baby with circles under your eyes.
Breath like bubblegum too long chewed.
Babe, you should be in school.

I gotta move, my health is ailing, you play your radio way too late, too loud.
I gotta find myself a grown up woman,
Who can talk about things that I can also talk about.

If you remember anything, remember this, the longer the love, the shorter the kiss.
If you remember anything, remember this, the longer the love, the shorter the kiss.


DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Gray Day
GRAY DAY

I walk across this town to meet you, where we go I won't tell.
Like the leaves falling from the trees, love's light drops deep into the well.

Love's light drops deep into the well.

And I could stay like this forever, your love and mine go good together.

I love you on a gray day, I love you on a gray day, I love you on a gray day.

I am lost in your easy grace, my broken promises are written all over my face.

Dappled light makes a shadow play.

I love you on a gray day, I love you on a gray day, I love you on a gray day.

I walk across this town to meet you, where we go I won't tell.
Like the leaves falling from the trees, love's light drops deep into the well.

Love's light drops deep into the well.

And I could stay like this forever, your sweat and mine smell good together.

I love you on a grey day, I love you on a grey day, I love you on a grey day.

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Baby Let's Go
BABY LET'S GO

Oh we gonna hitch that rollin' highway, come on baby let's go.
We gonna find a place to hide away, come on baby let's go.
Runnin' away from our debt and our trouble, come on baby let's go.
Find ourselves some squares to hustle, come on baby let's go.

And I don't remember telling you I loved you.
And I don't remember telling you I care.
Still you run with me down those dark and lonely roadways.
Sharing all my pain and states of desperation.

Tonight we gonna drink and dance and party.
Tomorrow we eat bread and beans.
We'll leave this world without a memory.
Our end will justify our means.

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Very Fucking Funny Fucking Mood
VERY FUCKING FUNNY FUCKING MOOD

I like to play dead and mess around and brood
I want to tease you, hurt you and be rude
Sing while you're thinking make you confused
Stir you up and leave your ego bruised
I want your pets to die, want your friends to be sick
I want everything you love to turn into shit
I'm in a very fucking funny fucking mood

I love you cause your eyes don't open wide
I love the way you rock from side to side
I love you and I hope to see you soon
I love you at the waning of the moon
I want your breath on me, your hand in mine
A day with you is all I want
I'm in a very fucking funny fucking mood

The strangers make their way two by two
You know I'd hate you if I didn't know you
Our guns are hidden deep inside our coats
The ammunition sank along with the boats
I want to grow old with you and when your teeth are gone
I'd kill for you though I know it's wrong
I'm in a very fucking funny fucking mood

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Let Loose This Summer
LET LOOSE THIS SUMMER

I've got a brother, he works in a shop.
Every time I see him, he gives me lollipop.
He gives me lollipop.
And I got a sister she lives in France.
She sends me European records,
She taught me how to dance.
She taught me how to dance.

Let the holy holy virgins let loose this summer.
Holy holy virgins let loose this summer.
Holy holy virgins let loose this summer.
Goodbye daddy, goodbye mother.
Holy holy virgins let loose this summer.
Holy holy virgins let loose this summer.

I've got a dog, I love him so.
When we go on holidays, he can't go.
He can't go.
We're sitting round the campfire,
The conversation's dull.
And all I can think of is I wish I didn't come.
I wish I didn't come.

I know a dreamer, he gives me what he gives.
I followed him home, and now I know where he lives.
He doesn't vote red, he doesn't vote green.
He votes pink because it's in between.
Because it's in between.

David Virgin
Track Name: Teenage Widow
TEENAGE WIDOW

He won't loosen his grip
You know you've been from father to husband to son before
And you know that the grip cuts deep, the grip cuts deep
And your mother told you it'd be your happiest day
And I don't believe you, I don't believe you
You've got to break the wedlock, break the wedlock
And the sun outside shines for you
And the rain outside is on your face

And I don't care if you don't wear pretty ribbons in your hair
And I don't care if you don't wear pretty ribbons in your hair

Teenage widow spend the money now
Teenage widow spend the dowry now
Teenage widow feel the pain now
Teenage widow take another train

Saw you on a cold afternoon you were going to a show
And you know that the hold is tight, the hold is tight
I've got a lot of trust in you and I want you to break it
I didn't realise I was crushing you
We've got to break the wedlock, break the wedlock
Don't wait, walk past the gate
Don't hesitate, run past the gate

And I don't care if you don't wear pretty ribbons in your hair
And I don't care if you don't wear pretty ribbons in your hair

DAVID VIRGIN
Track Name: Waiting For Her Name
WAITING FOR HER NAME

I don't care for great tomorrows, I know nothing of your sorrow, there is bread upon my table, I burn the wood from my cradle to warm my hands, wood from my cradle to warm my hands, wood from my cradle to warm my hands, I burn the wood from my cradle to warm my hands.

But my love is waiting for her name, call me.
And my true love is waiting to hear her name.

And I haven't seen my mother lately, it's because the girl is crazy, if I was Jesus I would stay, I'd walk on water to amuse the old lady, walk on water to amuse the old lady, walk on water to amuse the old lady, I'd walk on water to amuse the old lady.

We are made from cotton thread, and we walk among the dead, and with our monoscopic view, we want what looks to be another's, we want what looks to be another's, we want what looks to be another's, we want what looks to be another's.

I've seen lovers come and go, I've seen lovers stay a while, now like Ulysses let me peek, into a world where I no longer exist, into a world where I no longer exist, into a world where I no longer exist, into a world where I no longer exist.

DAVID VIRGIN