red lipstick and the basking iguana

1. moma
2. homage
3. consciousness
4. wine dark sea II
5. tokyo morning
6. born to be free - a documentary work
7. article 18
8. the latest cliché
9. bliss
10. blown
11. on and on
12. anthem

© inspirita -2018


Credits
Davide Mantovani - www.davidemantovani.net  Ollie Harding - www.ollieharding.co.uk
Jonni Martini - 07872 476673 Pop Up Choir - www.popupchoir.co.uk
Lauren Charlotte - www.laurencharlotteviolin.com Andreas Tofi - 07884 938249
Brian Kellner - www.bushmanbrothers.com  Julie Sassoon - www.juliesassoon.com
The Miracle Meister - Chris Hughes  Oscillate Studios - www.oscillaterecordings.co.uk



Pop-Up Choir :

Malisa Irabor, Emem Archibong, Letitia King, Charlene Ritchie, Sember Yaor, Nato



Video Production at Flix Facilities, Media City, Salford 



Guitar, Vocals - Stewart Wills




Lyrics

1.mama

mmm mmm
mmmmmm

oh mama oh mama
when you die
oh mama oh mama
I'm gonna cry

mmm mmm
mmmmmm

you brought me into this world
through pain of birth
embraced me and loved me 
for all you're worth

oh mama oh mama
when you die
oh mama oh mama
I'm gonna cry

mmm mmm
mmmmmm

you tended me and raised me
with unceasing care
up until your final breath
you were always there

oh mama oh mama
when you die
oh mama oh mama
I'm gonna cry

mmm mmm
mmmmmm

repeat / fade 

© inspirita - 2018

vocals - pop up choir, stewart wills 
2. homage

the stars rise over the ocean
at the turning of the year
and all that I have ever been
is now completely here

the immensity of creation
I cannot but revere
I gaze into the heavens
without a trace of fear

watching the waves 
watching the waves
watching the waves
roll in

the tangled wreck of human life
barking in my ear
cannot reach my inner sanctum
now that where we are is clear

this earth is a miracle
my heart holds it so dear
gratitude inexpressible
as it turns from year to year

watching the waves 
watching the waves
watching the waves
roll in

watching the waves 
watching the waves
watching the waves
roll in

© inspirita - 2018

piano - julie sassoon
fretless bass - davide mantovani
guitar, vocals - stewart wills
3. consciousness

I don't have an ear ring
I don't have a tattoo
if you saw me on the street
well you wouldn't have a clue
I don't have anything
I need to project
nothing to escape from
and nothing to reject

I think what I think
and I do what I can
because I don't know who I am
is who I am

I don't have a faith
or a point of view
everything's under
continual review
I don't respond 
to ideology
they just strangle you
with identity

I think what I think 
and I do what I can
because I don't know who I am
is who I am

I don’t belong 
to any group
it's kind of fun
being out of the loop
no need to beg 
bow or stoop
no leaders or led
when there is no troop

I think what I think 
and I do what I can
because I don't know who I am
is who I am
Cont...

I don't do face book 
and I don't tweet
face to face
is the way we meet
I don’t take feeds
and I don't trend
all that crap 
'll drive you round the bend

I think what I think
and I do what I can
because I don't know who I am
is who I am

everyone's ranting 
about the way they feel 
everything is such 
an effing big deal
a billion lost souls
chained to the wheel
one thing damn sure
absolutely nothing is real

I think what I think 
and I do what I can
because I don't know who I am
is who I am

© inspirita - 2018

electric guitar - brian kellner
piano - jonni martini
bass - chris hughes
drums - ollie harding
acoustic guitar, vocals - stewart wills


4. wine dark sea II

I went to the oracle at delphi
just to listen to the wind
wasn't sure just where I was going
or against whom or what I had sinned
but something deep down inside
told me I must make my way
when the greek tapped me on my shoulder
I know what you are can I say

I stumbled over the boulders
mt life was at risk for a while
but the greek kept moving me on
fixing me with a mystical smile
I was ready for anything or nothing
meeting strangers to let time pass by
just when I thought it was nothing
the oracke broke through the sky :

man do not be afraid
many have passed this way before
somewhere in childhood memory
there's a long lost open door
through it you must journey alone
as fearless as needs must be
when you get to the top of the mountain
you will find the deep blue sea

I kept thinking of the women I'd lost
of how many nights on my own
wondering when or how or with whom
I could have rested or made a home
but I moved onto the mountain top
like any man pushing it through
easier to climb mount olympus
than to say I love you

then I remembered the words of old delphi
about the wind and this odyssey
when you get to the top of the mountain
you will find the deep blue sea
all feelings must flow free
like the waves and the wine dark sea
all feelings must flow free
like the waves and the wine dark sea

I went to the oracle at delphi
just to listen to the wind

© inspirita - 1988/2018

bouzouki - andreas tofi
bass - chris hughes
guitar, vocals - stewart wills
5. tokyo morning

sun strikes on 
the apartment blocks
alarm bells ring 
from a million clocks
crystal clear morning 
the jogging group jogs
a giant wheel turning
on silent cogs

crowds stand still
the system is boss
lights turn green
pedestrians cross
immaculately smart 
for the world of men
a temple bell bongs
from the world of Zen

and it's a Tokyo morning
everything's ready to go
it's a Tokyo morning
the world is saying hallo

yellow hard hat
engineers meet
blocks rise higher
on every street
earthquake proof
built so well
the National Debt rockets
but what the hell

the trains are on time
at Ueno
the ticket clerk bows
says Hai Dozo 
everything's neat
and spic and span 
for the office girls 
and the salary man

and it's a Tokyo morning
everything's ready to go
it's a Tokyo morning
the world is saying hallo

the fish market closes
at Tsukiji
stores start slicing
their sashimi
streets flll up 
at the speed of light
everyone's happy
the sun is bright

shops are shiny
uniform staff
latest tech
or ancient craft
cafes soon fill 
with ladies that lunch
for a Tully's coffee
and a sesame crunch

and it's a Tokyo morning
everything's ready to go
it's a Tokyo morning
the world is saying hallo

and it's a Tokyo morning
everything's ready to go
it's a Tokyo morning
the world is saying hallo

© inspirita - 2018

violin - lauren charlotte
bass - chris hughes
drums - ollie harding
guitar, vocals - stewart wills
6. born to be free -
a documentary work

we are born to be free
no one's rights shall be destroyed
the freedom of our land
will save us from the Void
no tyrant or oppressor 
will find a place to hide
upon these sacred acres
our freedom will survive
england, o england
I am with you eternally
england, o england 
we will always be free

breathe deeply of this freedom
move freely in our land
not through dint of birth
shall ye be exiled, judged or banned
we stand by our custom
every one shall have their say
respect and honour every person
every moment every day
england, o england 
I am with you through and through
england, o england
we will always be true

thus is set the stage
upon which we all play
a cast of many players
we are pleasured to array
flourish ever forward
no one shall be behind
rejoice upon this venture
in heart and soul and mind
england, o england
I am with you eternally
england, o england
we will always
always
be free
free free free

© stewart wills - 2018

violin - lauren charlotte
bass - chris hughes
drums - ollie harding
vocals - pop up choir
guitar, vocals - stewart wills
7. article 18 

everyone's listening
to their own voice
in the echo chamber
there is no choice
everybody sees
just what they want to see
it's the curse of
ideology
look at the world 
with political eyes
a lethal cocktail
of truth and lies
your freedom is my freedom
to agree or disagree
your rights are my rights
then we can all be free

everyone's fighting
for the edge
into split minds
they'll drive a wedge
no space for 
another reality
route one
to brutality
it's my view or none
or pick up a gun
civilization unravels
totally undone
your freedom is my freedom
to agree or disagree
your rights are my rights
then we can all be free

the internet
neither good nor bad
it drives activists
completely mad
grasp 
this realisation
it ignites 
radicalisation
it fires up
regular party hacks
into AK47
maniacs
your freedom is my freedom
to agree or disagree
your rights are my rights
then we can all be free

aggressors are poised
with sword and pen
the laws of nature are stronger 
than the laws of men
anything could happen
anything could crash
social order tossed
away like trash
ancient dreams
crumble into ash
tomorrow is yesterday
in a flash
your freedom is my freedom
to agree or disagree
your rights are my rights
then we can all be free

© inspirita - 2018

guitar, vocals - stewart wills


8. the latest cliché

carries on the wind
spreads like flu
lodges in your mind
sticks like glue
launches an army 
of media clips
sprouting from
a billion hapless lips
can't say what you think
can't think what to say
tongues are wagging
till the break of day
the latest cliché

circles your head 
clutches your throat
gasping for words
whatever you spoke 
insidiously subtle 
it'll trick your voice 
blocking all thought
till you have no choice 
can't say what you think
can't think what to say
it trips off the tongue 
no matter what you say
the latest cliché

say what you mean, mean what you do
then nothing will come back to you

there's a dozen words 
for every thought
no need to get trapped 
no need to get caught
it's a matter of honour
and a mind that's strong 
your word is your law
your word is your bond
can't say what you think
can't think what to say
tongue tied and twisted 
every which way
the latest cliché

© inspirita - 2018 

piano - jonni martini
violin - lauren charlotte
bass - chris hughes
drums - ollie harding
guitar, vocals - stewart wills
9. bliss

I know it's just a mirage
like sunlight on the sea
vanishing in a moment
a distant memory
it pulls me like the tide
no matter what I do
sinking slowly 
in the bliss of you 

like falling for a magic trick 
that no one will betray
beauty is a priestess
at whose altar I must pray
to sanctify the power
of the beauty gracing you
sinking slowly 
in the bliss of you 

I strain every sinew 
to try to be free
but beauty corrupts
absolutely

nothing lasts forever
I heard that long ago
it's only a performance
in a passing show
I was always in control 
that is no longer true
sinking slowly 
in the bliss of you 

© inspirita - 2018

fretless bass - davide mantovani
electric guitar - brian kellner
vocals - malisa irabor
acoustic guitar, vocals - stewart wills
10. blown

sunny morning
another day
looks like
I'm on my way
so much
I needed to say
but it's
blown with the wind

I hear your 
telephone ring
a dozen thoughts
take wing
my love is 
a simple thing
but it's 
blown with the wind 

never wanted that much 
just the magic of your touch
nothing that grand 
just to be with you 
hand in hand

standing 
in the check in line
will this be
the last time
thinking 
what's left behind
but it's 
blown with the wind 

I call 
to say goodbye
no need
to ask why
this flame 
was bound 
to die
blown with the wind
this flame 
was bound 
to die
blown with the wind

© inspirita - 2018

fretless bass - davide mantovani
lauren charlotte - violin 
guitar, vocals - stewart wills
11. on and on 

rain drops ripple slowly
in circles on the pond
the presence of the day
was waiting all along
I learned about its power
I found it on the way
each day is a journey
and the journey is today

I looked into my soul
as far as I could see
an inner voice was saying
be what you have to be
that voice is a blessing
more than I can say
it always travels with me
it’s here with me today

on and on
and on and on
this beautiful world 
keeps rolling on 

on and on
and on and on
this world keeps rolling 
on and on

I heard a woman crying
from somewhere in the blue
there was nothing I could say
and nothing I could do
the suffering is endless
it's always been that way
you cannot get around it
and it's here with us today

if there were a sacred place
for humankind to go
to break the bondage of its pain
I would let you know
until there is a miracle 
all that I can say
I will do what I can 
until my final day


Cont...

on and on
and on and on
this sad old world 
keeps rolling on 

on and on
on and on
this world keeps rolling 
on and on

on and on
and on and on
this sad old world 
keeps rolling on 

on and on
on and on
this world keeps rolling 
on and on

on and on
and on and on
this beautiful world 
keeps rolling on 

on and on
on and on
this world keeps rolling 
on and on

on and on
on and on
this world keeps rolling 
on and on

on and on
on and on
this world keeps rolling 
on and on

© inspirita - 2018

electric guitar - brian kellner
piano - jonni martini
bass - chris hughes 
drums - ollie harding
vocals - pop up choir
acoustic guitar, vocals - stewart wills
12. anthem
(to the tune of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus) 

mmmmm 
mm-mm-mm
mmmmm 
mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm - mm

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ha - le - goo - gle - yah

mmmmm 
mm-mm-mm
mmmmm 
mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm - mm

mmmmm 
mm-mm-mm
mmmmm 
mm-mm-mm
mm-mm-mm-mm
mm mm

© inspirita - 2018

vocals - pop up choir, stewart wills