Eat Bananas For Breakfast (Remastered)

by Henry Essence

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    19 tracks cataloging the history of Henry Essence
    featuring the '78 and '79 sessions at TJM Studios, the 1979 double A-side single and two tracks produced for their 1998 reunion
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19 tracks cataloging the history of Henry Essence
featuring the '78 and '79 sessions at TJM Studios, the 1979 double A-side single and two tracks produced for their 1998 reunion

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released August 19, 2014

M Anderson - Bass Guitar / Vocals
John "Prog" Hedgecock - Drums
Steve Manning - Rhythm / Lead Guitar / Vocals
Keith Reay - Lead / Rhythm Guitar / Vocals

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Henry Essence UK

The group - Steve Manning (guitar and vocals); Keith Reay (guitar and vocals); Mark Anderson (bass and vocals) and John Hedgecock (drums) - formed in 1976. All four members were pupils at a boarding school on the Isle of Wight. They would lie about their ages to secure gigs at local pubs and clubs, and then sneak out of school to play them. ... more

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Track Name: Steve
Looked at a man today - had success in his eyes,
but something's in his way.
His life was rich and prosperity rang,
but i could see he was gonna die.

Selling off silver to his friends, buying cheap melting talk
to give away his bargain,
lighting his cigar he paused without noticing.
I did and i know he's gonna die.

Steve, Steve, yeah!

His speech cool, calm kind, but unfeeling,
irrelevant to the roundabout point.
His words were spaced out, pauses not stutters,
showing he was gonna,
yes, they showed that he was gonna, gonna die.

Steve, Steve, yeah!

He was down to earth in a high way,
his eyes were deep, the exits of a tunnel,
but the opening of that tunnel is blacker than inside.
I wonder how he'll die?
Yes, I wonder how, how i'll die?

Steve, Steve, yeah!
Track Name: Wet Scream
It seems to me, the closer you get the further you really are.
A grain of truth is lost in lies or behind your diguises.
A child of beauty has no place in the modern world.

Call me a fool, call me a fool,
call me a fool and you shall see.

Lady of dreams, reality is closeby now.
One of my dreams has always been Angela Rippon (Angela Rippon)
A child of beauty has no place in the modern world.

(Chorus)

It seems to me, the closer you get the further you really are.
A grain of truth is lost in lies or behind your diguises.
A child of beauty has no place in the modern world.

Call me a fool, call me a fool, call me a fool,
Call me a fool, call me a fool,
call me a fool and you shall see.

©1978 Henry Essence
Track Name: 14 Year Old Lover
I don't really care what they say about my baby
it's not uncoll to act really crazy.
She knows how to love me,
She does a real good job.

She's my 14 year old lover,
better than any other,
she's my 14 year old lover
and she loves me.

It's not uncool to go with a young one,
try it one day you'll find that it's good fun.
She'll know how to love you,
she'll do a reall good job.

(Chorus x 2)

©1978 Henry Essence
Track Name: Baktu
You never say that life is dragging you down,
Well how come that you're dying on the spot?
Smoking while you're drinking
while you're driving, while you're thinking.
You're time is gonna come ready or not.

A lifetime of worry is now eating you out,
Can't you find the time to start again?
A lifetime of worry is now giving you doubt,
Can't you find the time to start again?

You can smile while the sun is out and kissing your face,
yet your friends are throwing punches at your skull.
Aching while you're faking
that your heart is never breaking,
your idleness has made you become dull.

(Chorus)

Devastating, masquerading,
better take in what the masters say.
Never walking, parrot-talking,
Ain't it time you learnt to pray?

(Chorus)

Time will soon tell on you, you gotta slow down
and leave the hectic rat race of the earth.
Trying to stop crying
cause you know you're really dying.
Try a box of pills for all it's worth.

(Chorus)

©1979 Henry Essence
Track Name: Showstealer
Well he's a mean one, never seen one
backstabbing like that.
Not a clean word, always absurd,
acting like a prat.

Showstealer, showstealer, showstealer, yeah!

Never ending, or condensending
to have a good day
unless he's hurting or alerting
to get out of his way.

(Chorus)

He is hated, unrelated,
never got any friends.
He'll be sorry, melancholy,
until his life ends.

(Chorus)

©1978 Henry Essence
Track Name: Agony Column
Dearest Maybelene,
when I touch goats my knees go weak, I go all gooey.
Dearest Maybelene,
will you tell me the truth, am I normal?

Agony column, agony column.

Dearest Maybelene,
I feel inadequate in my dream to be a wardrobe.
Dearest Maybeblene,
will you tell the truth, am I normal?

(Chorus)

Change your deodorant, have a bath,
hide your teeth when you laugh,
he's after your body, I can tell,
he doesn't like you coz you smell!

(Chorus)

Dearest Maybelene,
I feel inadequate in my dream to be John Hedgecock.
Dearest Maybelene,
will you tell me the truth, am I normal?

(Chorus x 2)

©1978 Henry Essence
Track Name: Didn't Know We Liked It
We were playing rough boogie for quite a while,
this kid came up he didn't like our style,
told us to play something new.

We didn't know we liked it till we tried it,
we didn't know we liked it till we tried it,
we didn't know we liked it,
we didn't know we liked it till we tried it.

He said you'll do no good playing rough soul,
keep on playing rock and roll
and then you will find something new.

(Chorus x 4...)

©1978 Henry Essence
Track Name: Margarita
Love is the pain that pulls your heartstrings.
Now you've got it listen while your body sings.
Caring for everyone you meet on the street.
Life is now destiny achieved in the heat.

I have fallen victim to the curse.
Now I think I know it could be much worse.
Love has left me dry before, left me poor,
but not again cause I won't let it go no more.

Keep a grip on the one who you're in love with.
Never let her stray away too far.
Keep an eye on the girl who you're in love with.
Don't ever let her go.

I can forget all my past friendships gone,
giving me inspiration for a song.
Picking me up when I was sure I was dead,
driving the melodies the thoughts bring through my head.

(Chorus)

I see her sitting by the counter.
Can't believe I've really found her.
Sitting pretty in the bar,
Margarita, you're a star!

Low on the Spanish coast I picture you
smiling the daring way you always do.
Feeling your body warm and close in the night.
Drink does nothing when compared to the sight of you.

(Chorus)

©1979 Henry Essence
Track Name: Underage Drinker
Well I drink in the morning and I drink at night.
I'm an underage drinker and I feel alright.

I'm an underage drinker, I'm an underage drinker,
I'm an underage drinker, how about you?
I'm an underage drinker, I'm an underage drinker,
I'm an underage drinker, how about you?

Well I drink in the toilet and I drink in the bath,
I'm an underage drinker it's a good laugh.

(Chorus x 2)

©1979 Henry Essence
Track Name: Margarita (Single)
Love is the pain that pulls your heartstrings.
Now you've got it listen while your body sings.
Caring for everyone you meet on the street.
Life is now destiny achieved in the heat.

I have fallen victim to the curse.
Now I think I know it could be much worse.
Love has left me dry before, left me poor,
but not again cause I won't let it go no more.

Keep a grip on the one who you're in love with.
Never let her stray away too far.
Keep an eye on the girl who you're in love with.
Don't ever let her go.

I can forget all my past friendships gone,
giving me inspiration for a song.
Picking me up when I was sure I was dead,
driving the melodies the thoughts bring through my head.

(Chorus)

I see her sitting by the counter.
Can't believe I've really found her.
Sitting pretty in the bar,
Margarita, you're a star!

Low on the Spanish coast I picture you
smiling the daring way you always do.
Feeling your body warm and close in the night.
Drink does nothing when compared to the sight of you.

(Chorus)

©1979 Henry Essence
Track Name: 14 Year Old Lover (Single)
Single version of the song, released in 1979.

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