Cat With A Spider

by Guy Johnson

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This is Guy's second album and was released as a CD in 2009. It features 12 self penned songs and 2 songs written by Guy and Roger Cook ( Just For Now ) and Guy and Francis Rossi ( It Isn't Quite What It Seems ). The final song is a free download and was a live recording of a performance in a London Studio on piano and vocals that took place in 1981 at the tender age of 22. It is called Did Anybody? and twenty years later he added string and backing vocals to the track.

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released October 21, 2011

Guy; Piano and vocals
James Ramsey; Guitars on Tracks 2,3,6,8,9,
Francis Bevan; Guitars on Tracks 5,7,10, 12, 13
Mike Knight; Guitars on track 1

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Track Name: Just Myself To Blame
Just Myself To Blame
Words & Music
GUY JOHNSON

I’ve broken every rule
I’ve been quite a fool
And I got just myself to blame
I’ll pick up all the pieces
I’m the one with all the weakness
I just had to spoil the game

Win or lose the time is right
We made a choice
It’s time to say goodbye
Au revoir Auf Wiedersehen my love

Go home and tell your Mama
You’ve left your lousy lover
I will hang my head in shame
You say I’m mean and selfish
Don’t think that I can help it
I got just myself to blame

For what it’s worth
You can be sure
We found the key to open up the door
We’ll hit a road we’ve never been before

Just one thing before you go
How I will survive you’ll never know

Guess I’ll just keep on living
Aware of what I’m missing
I got just myself to blame
I’ll do and please just what I like
I’ll stay at home or go out for the night
With all my friends I haven’t seen a while
I might be getting older
But this weight is off my shoulder
I got just myself to blame
Track Name: Cat With A Spider
THAT NIGHT YOU WALKED FROM THAT CROWDED BAR
WHERE WE WERE SITTING
YOU HAD A TEAR IN YOUR YES
YOU DROVE TO SOME COLD DESERTED PLACE
TO SEEK SOME KIND OF REFUGE FROM THE NIGHT

THAT NIGHT I FEL LIKE A CAT WITH A SPIDER
SLOWLY WATCHING YOUR LOVE FOR ME DIE
THAT NIGHT WE CAME TO THE END OF A CAHPTER
I WANT TO GO HOME NOW
WANT TO GO HOME NOW

AND EARLY MORNING I LIE AWAKE
YOU’RE PROBABLY GETTING READY
FOR YOUR DAY AT WORK
SOMEHOW I KNOW THAT YOU’LL NOT FORGET
I COULD SAY I NEVER MEANT A WORD OF IT

THAT NIGHT I FEL LIKE A CAT WITH A SPIDER
SLOWLY WATCHING YOUR LOVE FOR ME DIE
THAT NIGHT WE CAME TO THE END OF A CAHPTER
I WANT TO GO HOME NOW
WANT TO GO HOME NOW

I WAS WATCHING WITH A COLDNESS IN MY HEART
I NEVER KNEW THAT THE THAW WOULD TEAR ME APART
Track Name: We Have So Much To Learn
WE HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN
WORDS & MUSIC
GUY JOHNSON

NO MANS LAND IS HARD TO STAND
I THINK THAT LIFE GETS OUT OF HAND
WHEN EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL
THEN IT CRUMBLES INTO HELL

PEOPLE LAUGH AND PEOPLE CRY
SOME ARE OPEN SOME ARE SHY
IF WE PUT OFF WHAT’S IN STORE
THEN THEY SAY WE HAD TO FALL

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN
HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN FROM
ALL THE PEOPLE MOVING ON

AND SO WE MOVE ON THROUGH THE NIGHT
PRESSED TO SILENCE OUT OF SIGHT
HEAVEN SENT A RAY OF HOPE
BUT IT’S ALL BEYOND OUR SCOPE

WINDOWS MISTY IN THE RAIN
TALKING SHADOWS CAN’T EXPLAIN
JUST HOW MUCH WE SHOULD RELY
IT DOESN’T MATTER IF WE TRY

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN
HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN FROM
ALL THE PEOPLE MOVING ON
Track Name: Just For Now
JUST FOR NOW
BY ROGER COOK & GUY JOHNSON

EXERCISE A LITTLE CONTROL
THIS IS YOUR HEART DON’T
BE A FOOL THIS TIME
FALLING IN LOVE
CAN BE SO HARD
SHOW A LITTLE BIT OF RESTRAINT
HIDE YOUR CONCERNS
LOOK LIKE YOUR HAVING FUN
DON’T LET HER KNOW
SHE’S THE ONLY ONE

THERE’S NO MISTAKING
IT’S THE STRANGEST GAME
YOU’LL EVER PLAY BUT
JUST FOR NOW
A LITTLE TIME
IS ALL YOU NEED
TO MAKE IT RIGHT
Track Name: Glad You Came To Stay
I’M GLAD YOU CAME TO STAY
WORDS & MUSIC GUY JOHNSON

WHERE WERE YOU GOING
THE NIGHT YOU CAME MY WAY
WHAT KIND OF MAGIC
WAS SPRINKLED ON THE DAY
I DON’T REMEMBER
THE THINGS WE HAD TO SAY
I ONLY KNOW THAT
I’M MIGHTY GLAD YOU CAME TO STAY

UNTIL THAT MOMENT
I LIVED IN BLACK AND WHITE
WITH NO DIRECTION
LOST AND OUT OF SIGHT
YOU BOWLED ME OVER
AND HELPED ME FIND A WAY
AND NOW I KNOW THAT I’M
MIGHTY GLAD YOU CAME TO STAY

ON THING’S FOR CERTAIN
YOU LEFT ME WANTING MORE
I STILL REMEMBER THE WAY YOU MADE ME FEEL
YOU PICKED ME UP AND YOU OPENED UP THE DOOR
ONE LOOK IN YOUR EYES I KNEW FOR SURE

ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER NIGHT ANOTHER YEAR
A ROLLER COASTER RIDE WE COULDN’T SEEM TO STEER
THROUGH ALL THE THICK AND THIN IT ALL BEGAN TO CLEAR
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL WILL NEVER DISAPPEAR

WE SPEND OUR LIVES LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER
WE ALWAYS HOPED WE’D KNOW
AND WHEN YOU FINALLY CAME OUT FROM YOUR COVER
LITTLE DID WE KNOW HOW FAR WE’D GO

I STILL REMEMBER THE WAY YOU MADE ME FEEL
ONE LOOK IN YOUR EYES I KNEW FOR REAL
Track Name: Sold Down The River
SOLD DOWN THE RIVER
WORDS & MUSIC
GUY JOHNSON

WHERE HAS SHE GONE
IT’S THE SAME OLD STORY
SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE HOURS AGO
I’M WASTING MY TIME
BEING SOLD DOWN THE RIVER

SHE LEFT ME A NOTE
SAYING “THANKS FOR YOUR TROUBLE.
I COULDN’T STAY ‘CAUSE I HAD TO GO.
WE’LL MEET UP AGAIN.
OUR FRIENDSHIP NOW WILL LAST FOR EVER”

IF ONLY SHE KNEW
JUST HOW MUCH I’D GIVE UP
TO BE WALKING BY HER SIDE AGAIN
IF ONLY SHE KNEW
THAT I’M BREAKING APART
OH SHE SEEMS SO UNAWARE
OF ALL THE TROUBLE THAT SHE’S CAUSING ME

SHE’LL LOOK AT A MAN
AND HE’LL FOLLOW WITH REASON
PICK HIM UP AND PUT HIM DOWN
SO WITH A CASUAL GLANCE
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION

I FIND OUT EACH DAY
HOW I’M DRIFTING AWAY
THE TIDE IS GOIN’ OUT TO SEA
THINKING ABOUT ALL THE THINGS THAT I’D SAY
IF I ONLY GOTTA HOLD OF HER
AND TOLD HER WHAT SHE MEANS TO ME

WHO’S GONNA PADDLE ME
WHO’S GONNA PADDLE ME

WHEN I THINK OF ALL THE DAYS AND NIGHTS
THAT WE HAVE SPENT TOGETHER
WELL IT SHOULDN’T BE THAT HARD TO SAY
WHAT WOULD BE THE ANSWER?
SHOULD WE GIVE IT ALL AWAY?
Track Name: Dream My Life Away
DREAM MY LIFE AWAY
WORDS AND MUSIC GUY JOHNSON

I’M GOIN’ ON THE ROAD AGAIN
TAKIN’ OUT A BAND OF FRIENDS
WITH THE VIEW TO JUST
PLAYING THROUGH THE NIGHT
WE’LL GET A LITTLE HIGH
DRINKIN’ WITH THE LADIES
UNDERNEATH A STARY SKY

PLAYING ALL OUR SONGS RIGHT THROUGH
LIKE WE USED TO DO
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND HUNGRY
JUST AWAITING FOR THE DAY
NOT GETTING ANY PAY
WE’D ALL GET SO EXCITED
‘BOUT THE THINGS THEY USED TO SAY

AND I CAN DREAM MY LIFE AWAY
I CAN DREAM MY LIFE AWAY
I THOUGHT THEY’D ALWAYS STAY
NEVER THINKING TWICE
LIVING FOR THE DAY
ALWAYS TAKING NOTICE OF THE SONGS
THAT OTHER PEOPLE USED TO PLAY

I’M GOIN’ ON THE ROAD AGAIN
TURN AROUND AND COUNT TO TEN
AND YOU WILL FIND ME
TRYIN’ TO TUNE MY OLD GUITAR
NOT GETTING VERY FAR
ALL THE WAY TO MEMPHIS
TO COLLECT A FAT CIGAR

AND WE WOULD DREAM….

DON’T WON’T WORRY ‘BOUT
WHERE WE’LL BE STAYING
THERE’LL BE FRIENDS IN EVERY TOWN WE GO
WE’LL FIND SOME SHELTER AFTER EVERY SHOW
CATCHIN’ UP WITH ALL THE GIRLSS
AND GUYS WE USED TO KNOW
Track Name: It Isn't Quite What It Seems
IT ISN’T QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS
WORDS & MUSIC
FRANCIS ROSSI & GUY JOHNSON

DON’T GET EXCITED OR EVEN DELIGHTED
IT’S ALL IN THE WORDS THAT THEY SAY
A PHONE CALL A LETTER AND THEN YOU’LL FEEL BETTER
AND THEN YOU’LL FEEL BETTER
GET CARRIED AWAY
SOME THINGS HAVE GOT TO BE LOOKED AT THAT WAY
IT ISN’ QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS

AFTER A TIME THEY STILL SAY THAT IT’S FINE
BUT YOU KNOW THAT IT’S SLIPPIN’ AWAY
SOON YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY’RE GIVING YOU NOTHING
NO GIVING YOU NOTHING IS ALL THAT THEY DO
BRINGING YOU DOWN WHEN IT MATTERS TO YOU
IT ISN’T QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS

MAYBE THEY’VE GOT YOU
AND MAYBE THEY WANT YOU TO
THINK THAT YOU’RE CRAZY THAT WAY
MAYBE THEY PULL YOU THROUGH
JUST TO GET OVER YOU
ALL IN THE GAMES THAT THEY PLAY

DON’T GET UP TIGHT
IS THERE SOMETHING IN SIGHT
WILL YOU FIND THAT IT WAS WORTH HANGING
AND WHEN YOU WILL CALL
THEY WILL PROBABLY SAY
THAT WITHOUT ANY DOUBT
THERE’S NOTHING FOR YOU TO GET WORRIED ABOUT
IT ISN’T QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS
Track Name: See You Later
ALWAYS SEEMS SUCH A LONG WAY TO GO
WHEN YOU’RE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL
HOLDIN’ ON TO THE WRECK OF A NOTION
AND HOPE THAT IT DOESN’T START TO FALL
WHEN YOU LOOK IN HER EYES FOR AN ANSWER
AND THERE’S NO HAPPILY EVER AFTER
SEE YA LATER SEE YA LATER
IT CAN GO UP IN SMOKE TONIGHT

LIFT ME UP PUT ME DOWN AS YOU PLEASE
JUST AS LONG AS I NEVER GO TO GROUND
TELL ME THIS TELL LEAD ON TO A PLACE
WHERE I NEVER WILL BE FOUND
I CAN LIVE ON THE EDGE OF DISASTER
AND PUT UP WITH THE TEARS AND THE LAUGHTER
SEE YA LATER SEE YA LATER
IT CAN GO UP IN SMOKE TONIGHT

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE I BEGIN
TO THROW IT ALL AWAY
LET THEM OUT AND LET THEM IN
UNTIL YOU HEAR THEM SAY
SEEYA LATER…
Track Name: Hope
WHEN LIFE IS IN BETWEEN
WE COUNT THE DAYS WE’VE NEVER SEEN
AND HOPE THE HURT WILL FADE AWAY
AND HOPE THE HURT WILL FADE AWAY

AND WHEN WE’RE ON OUR OWN
WE NEVER FEEL THE COLD OUTSIDE
UNTIL LOVES FLAME HAS ALL BURNT OUT
UNTIL THAT DAY

WHEN LIFE HAS ALL RUN DRY
AND TAKEN COLOURS FROM THE SKY
WE HOPE THAT LOVE WILL COME OUR WAY
AND HOPE THAT LOVE WILL COME OUR WAY
Track Name: On And On We Go
WHAT KIND OF WORLD
WOULD BREAK A MAN IN TWO?
HAVING REACHED AN ALL TIME LOW
WITH NOTHING LEFT TO DO
OUT OF NOWHERE COMES A HELPING HAND
WHERE IT’S LEAST EXPECTED
FROM ANOTHER BROKEN MAN

IT MAY SEEM ABSURD
ON AND ON WE GO, ON AND ON WE GO
NO MATTER HOW ABSURD

ON CHRISTMAS DAY
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO
SOLDIERS ON THE FRONT LINE
THEY MET THEIR DEADLY FOES
ON NO-MANS-LAND
THEY KICKED A BALL AROUND
EXCHANGING GIFTS FROM THEIR HOME TOWNS
THEY SHOOK EACH OTHER’S HANDS

IT MAY SEEM ABSURD
ON AND ON WE GO
NO MATTER HOW ABSURD

BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS
ONE STONE AT A TIME

THE HUMAN SPIRIT’S
STRONGER THAN WE KNOW
THROUGH ALL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING
IT NEVER SEEMS TO SLOW
IT HAS NO TIME FOR PREJUDICE AND HATE
A COMMON POINT OF CONTACT
EACH CONNECTION THAT IT MAKES

IT MAY SEEM ABSURD
ON AND ON WE GO…
Track Name: So Far So Good
SO FAR SO GOOD THEY MIGHT SAY
WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S COMING OUR WAY
IT’S HARD TO MAKE THINGS JUST HAPPEN
WE CAN’T GO BACK TO SO LONG AGO

WE HAVE FALLEN UNDER A SPELL
SO DEEP WE’RE UNABLE TO TELL
THEY THINK THAT WE THINK WE’RE HAPPY
WE KNOW THAT THEY’LL NEVER KNOW

ONE DAY WE MIGHT SEE
ONE DAY WE MIGHT SEE

WE’VE GOT WAKE UP FROM ALL THIS MADNESS
Track Name: Did Anybody?
DID ANYBODY WALK YOU DOWN THE STREET
ANYBODY WALK YOU DOWN THE STREET
GIVE YOU SOME ADVICE
ON HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE
DID ANYBODY
OPEN UP THAT DOOR
SHOW YOU WHERE TO LOOK
GIVE YOU A SIGN
I USED TO KNOW A GIRL
SHE WAS MY WINE

DID ANYBODY HOLD BY THE HAND
TAKE YOU FAR AWAY
TO A LAND WHERE ALL WAS GREEN
I USED TO KNOW A GIRL
TOOK ME AWAY

SHE WAS LIKE THE SETTING SUN
ON A WONDERFUL DAY
LIKE THE SETTING SUN
TAKEN AWAY FROM ME
SHE WAS LIKE THE SETTING SUN
SHE’D ALWAYS LIGHT UP MY HEART
WHEN SHE WAS AROUND
SHE NEARLY TORE ME APART
WHEN SHE HAD TO GO AWAY

DID ANYBODY HOLD BY THE HAND
TAKE YOU FAR AWAY
TO A LAND WHERE ALL WAS GREEN
I USED TO KNOW A GIRL
SHE WAS MY DREAM