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DANGEROUS DUB

DANGEROUS DUB
In the Circus there’s a uniform for Fun
The love they got is fired from clownish guns
But it’s so dangerous
Armed laughter changing us
Warmed up with a yellow paper sun

Each act in line comes right in on cue
Bringing our emotions into view
And it’s so dangerous
Armed laughter changing us
Next time bring your mind along with you

There’s a pistol in my smile
It shoots grins for miles and miles
But look into my eyes
The reflection’s saying goodbye

Outside the ring we sit and blankly stare
Nobody but our own selves in the chair
But it’s so dangerous
Armed laughter changing us
Close your eyes and no-one knows you’re there

With animals such tricks are neatly made
They nod and wink in terminal parade
It’s oh so dangerous
Armed laughter changing us
Into their souls we think we can invade

There’s a pistol in my smile
It shoots grins for miles and miles
But look into my eyes
The reflection’s saying goodbye

Words by Peter Greatorex. Copyright (c) D & G Music 1990.
Note: not all the lyrics are present in this version.

Lyrics by Peter Greatorex.
Music by George Davies/Peter Greatorex/Sammi Lock/Jeff Willmot.
Recorded at Silent Running Studios, Exeter, by George Davies, Autumn 1991.
Mixed by Jeff Willmot.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios 2010.

Performers:

Peter Greatorex – vocals
George Davies – electric and acoustic guitars, bass, Boss DR55A drum machine
Sammi Lock – flute
Jeff Willmot – soprano sax
Rowena Parsons – tenor sax

Facts:

  • This track first appeared as a bonus track on the reissue of Signmaker in 2000.
  • This is more of an & co piece as it is a remix of Armed & Dangerous.
  • One of the most interesting things about this track is the fact that some of Jeff’s sax parts and Sammi’s flute parts were later replaced by the ones you hear in the finished studio version of Armed & Dangerous.
  • This track and Armed & Dubwise came about when Jeff and George had a mix-off in the studio to make a dub mix of Armed & Dangerous.
  • We cannot confirm whether any eastern spices were involved, although we suspect there probably were.
  • This track and Armed & Dubwise led to the birth of & co, the remixing division of Dark Company. It all came from the ‘&’ in ‘Armed & Dangerous’.

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