Fionn Regan - Put a Penny in the Slot Lyrics

Fionn Regan The End of History cover art
writers: Fionn Regan
release date: 2006-8-7
popularity : 26 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic/Folk Rock
length: 4:03
I apologize,
Seem to have arrived,
On what items in my bag from your house.
There's cutlery,
A tablecloth, some Hennessy,
And a book on Presidents deceased.
I'll have them fed-exed to you,
It was a strange thing to do,
I hope we can still be friends.
Ah, it was not me,
But someone else, you see,
Twisting the steering reins.

Put a penny in the slot and make an
Artificial li-ii-iight shine,
Leave go-ooo. Mark old and line.

I don't give advise,
But be wise and think twice,
Before getting involved in a game.
Where the minority
Face the majority,
Who are faceless and born without names.
Was it knock synch when
We came across three men,
They had church candles wrapped in newspaper.
I bought two from them,
And I'll lit one for you,
I hope the message made it's way down the wire.

Put a penny in the slot and make an
Artificial li-ii-iight shine,
Leave go-ooo. Mark old and line.

The soul of a dog,
He's alive and not gone
To the farm like the others said.
A Rhodesian richback,
Off the beaten track,
In a furniture shop down on the quays.
For the loneliness you foster,
I suggest Paul Auster,
A book called Timbuktu.

Put a penny in the slot and watch the
Drunken sailor boy dance.
She will not let you be
Her lov-ver.
She goes out looking for
The taxi.
Her phone is ringing straight to
Send out a battalion to
Find her.

Put a penny in the slot and count the
Swans through a te-elescope.
I can't help from cryin'
I wish you were mine.

When I was seventeen,
I followed my dream,
Up into a high-rise block.
The adventures of Augie March,
By Saul Bel-low,
Was all I had for company.
At night time I'd lie
In Beckingham pike,
With tears like flashbulbs.
And recall my treasure-
Searching days,
In the rock pools as a kid.

To the remains of
The cherub plains,
Or around the bonfire in Nailors? cove.
Good company and grief
Sit like a doc leaf,
Sits beside a singing nett-le.

Put a penny in the slot and make an
Artificial li-ii-iight shi-iine,
Leave go-ooo. My golden arm

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Be Good or Be Gone
  • 2 The Underwood Typewriter
  • 3 Hunters Map
  • 4 Hey Rabbit
  • 5 Black Water Child
  • 6 Put a Penny in the Slot
  • 7 The Cowshed
  • 8 Snowy Atlas Mountains
  • 9 Noah (Ghost in a Sheet)
  • 10 The End of History
  • 11 Abacus
  • 12 Bunker or Basement

  • Album Information
    label: Heffa
    country(area): Ireland
    format: CD
    barcode: 689232097684
    script: Latin