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by Chairman Cow

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The first album in 3 years by Chairman Cow. Written and recorded sporadically over the past year.

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released February 20, 2017

Written, Performed and Produced by Chairman Cow at The Canteen, Faifley (March 2016 - February 2017)
Drums and Piano were recorded at Carlton Studios 23/1/17

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Chairman Cow Glasgow, UK

Good old fashioned homemade Rock music made primarily because I have to or my brain will explode. I have gone by many names over the years and most of them can be found here in one handy location.

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Track Name: Mooving on
Mooving On


Guess I’ll be mooving on
Guess I’ll be mooving on
Nothing is sacred here
Not worth a single tear
It’s not my problem but you make me feel it is
So I’ll be mooving on
So I’ll be mooving on
I’ll make no bones or vows
They would be broke by now
Then I’ll stop flashin’ my passion and take a final bow
And moove it on

My conscience is clear I’ll have no talk of falling
Unfazed behind a new concept
I feel no fear – no tentative first steps
I’ll crush you all underfoot just like insects

And if you hold me hand I’ll let you come too
And if you hold my hand I’ll let you come too
The general feeling is unappealing to me
The general feeling us unappealing to me

Guess I’ll be mooving on
Yes I’ll be mooving on
Feel undervalued here
It’s now my turn to steer
I think you’ve had the wheel for long enough my dear
So I’ll be mooving on
So I’ll be mooving on
Track Name: Lost Hearts
Lost Hearts


Choose to lose those blues
I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse
So you can stop poking at your brand new bruise,
Oh I am not your foe
I could be your new best friend though
And I may even miss you when you go

Soul is nothing you can control
Better pick up the pace so you don’t get cold
I’ll give you back the time that I stole,
Peace – you still have some at least
And I hope that it doesn’t cease
I know you can’t control the beast

Programmed for easy disposal
My various coy proposals
Destiny rightly shits on the morals
And my hearts still beating

I keep on searching everywhere
And you don’t even seem to care
I’d clear my head of everything that’s there
Ask for a heart if one is going spare

Here I can’t find no cheer
My spirit fled my body in fear
I don’t expect him to reappear,
Oh I am not your foe
I could be your new best friend though
And I may even miss you when you go

Programmed for easy disposal
My various coy proposals
Destiny rightly shits on the morals
And my hearts still beating

I keep on searching everywhere
And you don’t even seem to care
I’d clear my head of everything that’s there
Ask for a heart if one is going spare
Track Name: Someday (I'll Need Someone)
Someday (I’ll Need Someone)


If I were a gentleman
I’d close my roving eye
To keep the emptiness inside,
If I were an optimist
I’d wish you well
Even though you can never tell

Where do your eyes go when there’s nothing left to see?
And you don’t want to look at me

We felt heartbreak but we turned our backs on sorrow
Although we knew we’d feel it again
Someday I will need someone and it just has to be you

If I was inadequate
Well how would I know
Would you tell me if this was so?
If I were a joy
I’d pleasure your zone
I’ll even tickle your funny bone

We felt heartbreak but we turned our backs on sorrow
Although we knew we’d feel it again
Someday I will need someone and it just has to be you

If I was a reason
A risk to take
A tough decision for you to make

Where does your mind go is it drifting out to sea?
Like some fading memory

We felt heartbreak but we turned our backs on sorrow
Although we knew we’d feel it again
Someday I will need someone and it just has to be you
Track Name: Inner Demon
Inner Demon


Drench your smile in a paranoid cup of tea
Deliberately paced to keep your company
Proud of what you did and justifiably
Soon it won’t matter – it happens eventually

Purge your thoughts of any kind of escape
Brace your ears for that final barrel scrape
I’ll provide you with a good excuse for your mistakes
Grab your inner demon shake him till he wakes

Meanings and reasons all that I bring
Demons crave none of these things
Sour feelings, hatred and sin
Proof you can’t win

I’m so glad you don’t really speak to me
I’m much better off without your company
But I’ve kept your number dialistically
In case you begin to act unselfishly

Meanings and reasons all that I bring
Demons crave none of these things
Sour feelings, hatred and sin
Proof you can’t win
Track Name: Angry at Shadows
Angry at Shadows


Happily stealing leftover feelings
Scrape them away like potato peelings
Words are for writing and sometimes igniting
The fire inside when it’s time for fighting
The syllables mounting practically shouting
No virtue is made of the facts they are doubting
Geniuses fading once were so laden
With fantastic ideas they’re no longer parading

Shame this trust is wreathed in misery
Drunk on warped and bitter memories
Angry at shadows pissed at mist
Resentful cos I didn’t make the list

Cheerfully working although you’re uncertain
You’re pushing too hard and your insides are hurting
Promises broken sheepishly hoping
It’s not my eyes it’s my ribs you’ll be poking
Is it worth asking what straws you’ll be grasping?
And why you weren’t there when they done the unmasking
The cycle is ending the gender is bending
I won’t think twice about whose rights I’m defending

Strain to see what’s really happening
Is it me or you who’s laughing?
Angry at shadows pissed at mist
No matter how hard I try to resist

Movement is lyrical moonlight is cynical
The risk of opinion is swapped for a miracle
My temper forgot it happens a lot
He has such a shit memory of what he’s been taught
Track Name: Drunk Enough to Tell
Drunk Enough to Tell


What would you rather –
Ignorance or backhanded compliments
or something else equally dire?
What do you expect –
Apathy or old-fashioned bloody mindedness
or the Spanish Inquisition?

Said that I needed you
I understand that once you may have needed me too
But that’s a hard sell
Even if you’re drunk enough to tell

It’s never a good time
When there’s been no preparation of any kind
But now and then it’s good for the mind,
Sometimes it’s upsetting
I’ll admit that routines are not for everyone
They’re something I can’t do without

Every day passing through
The memory of me and you
Remember your mask fell!
Maybe you were drunk enough to tell

Friendships falling apart at the seams
Like some barely remembered bad dream
If I could live it again I would
If I could live it again I would
Track Name: Why I'll Never Learn
Why I’ll Never Learn


Piece together an inelegant show
From fragments high and fragments low
Your concentration must have been slow
We all have moments like that though

Piece together a particular scene
It doesn’t matter if you know what I mean
On the older one I never was keen
I decided it was all a bad dream

This is why I’ll never learn
This is why I won’t remember you
This is why I’ll never learn
This is why I’ll never learn

Pick your brain apart cell by cell
And show me where the remnants fell
Close your eyes and cast a spell
Pretend that you don’t know me well

Reasons I do try to find
But none are settled in my mind
At last I understand the signs
You’re definitely not my kind

This is why I’ll never learn
This is why I won’t remember you
This is why I’ll never learn
This is why I’ll never learn
Track Name: Your Face is a Screen
Your Face is a Screen


Take a long hard look at yourself
Though I doubt if you are able
After all it is the modern way,
Take a moment out of your time
To notice where the time goes
In the palm of your hand is where it slips away

Disconnect
It’s more fun that you’re likely to expect
Clear your head

Take a long hard look at yourself
Though I doubt if you can hear me
I can see that you are in the zone,
Take a moment out of your day
To notice the world around you
In the blink of an eye it’s bound to pass you by

Your face is a screen
I’m not trying to be mean
But I feel that someone ought to point it out,
Your screen is cracked
Like some Faustian pact
Harder to interact

Take a long hard look at yourself
Though I doubt if you are able
After all it is the modern way,
Take a moment out of your time
To notice where the time goes
In the palm of your hand is where it slips away

Have you nothing to say?
Online people say it anyway
Clear your mind

Your face is a screen
Like some Orwellian dream
Try as we might but there are no signs of changing,
Your screen is barely intact
An inescapable fact
You want your life back
Track Name: Yellowbelly
Yellowbelly


I’m never gonna follow you you
There’s many things I’d rather do
I’m never gonna follow you you
So get over it – so get over

You told me you dropped it
I picked it up
A thousand lies runneth out of
Your paper cup – ooh ooh

What did I ever do to you you?
Nothing at all you know it’s true
What did I ever do to you you?
It’s impossible – it’s impossible!

You told me story
That didn’t end
You asked if I believed you
I said ‘It depends!’ – ooh ooh

Could be mistaken but your belly’s not green
Or red or orange or purple
Yellow’s okay it’s the colour of the sun
But the sun goes down on everyone eventually

I’m never gonna follow you you
There’s many things I’d rather do
I’m never gonna follow you you
So get over it – so get over

You told me you dropped it
I picked it up
A thousand lies runneth out of
Your paper cup – ooh ooh
Track Name: Temporary Smile
Temporary Smile


It’s hard when you realise
That nothing really matters
It’s tough when you can’t seem
To get yourself heard
It’s difficult to quantify
Everything that happened today
So I’ll flash you a temporary smile

It’s hard when you realise
There’s no one else behind you
It’s tough when you can’t seem
To get noticed
It’s difficult to anticipate
The next best course of action
So please make do with a temporary smile

Too late! There you go again
Thinking there is nothing left
You may be right
But perhaps look a little harder
I’m no expert but I’ve been around
The block more than a few times
And I did so with a temporary smile
Track Name: I Left my Thoughts to Science
I Left my Thoughts to Science


I left my thoughts to science
I hid my doubts in silence
Amongst a thousand regrets
An army of my secrets
I know it doesn’t matter what pen you write with
The words will find a way

I left my thoughts to science
An obtuse act of defiance
Another poem on the fire
Another misplaced desire
And I know they may never fully understand me
It’s their loss and maybe my gain

I pushed all hope aside
No wonder I’m dead inside
With nowhere else to hide
I step out into the light

My thoughts were returned intact
I totally didn’t expect that
Suppose I’ll have to learn to live with them
I don’t seem able to escape from them

I know I will fade into the background somehow
Like an awkward memory

I pushed all hope aside
No wonder I’m dead inside
With nowhere else to hide
I step out into the light
Track Name: The Quest for Peace
The Quest for Peace


It sleeps inside your deceitful hips
It uses your ruby lips
For feeding another fire
It stalks because it never learned to walk
Or indulge in happy talk
Breeding the perfect liar

My quest has mostly been in vain
It only amplified my pain
So I soldier on
My needs are really simple dear
In spite of what you hear
You’ll notice when I’m gone

If you had feelings
Your lack of empathy’s stealing
My positive energy’s draining
It makes you so unappealing
If I could shut you up

I crave the calmness of the grave
But I am not so brave
My fire still wants to burn
I sigh cos I’ve no tears to cry
My emotional well is dry
That last bit was a lie

If you had feelings
Your lack of empathy’s stealing
My positive energy’s draining
It makes you so unappealing
If you had feelings
Your lack of empathy’s stealing
My positive energy’s draining
It makes you so unappealing
If I could shut you up