The Henchmen

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Recorded in 2002 / 2003 in Canberra. Songs arranged by The Henchmen, written by Tom Woodward, recorded by James Nichols.

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released June 7, 2014

Album art by Konrad Lenz.
Music by The Henchmen.

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The Henchmen Canberra, Australia

The Henchmen blasted into musical existence in the early 2000s. Springing from Canberra, Australia, they released one album and then dissolved in a rock & roll supernova of day jobs and responsibility. But now... they are back.

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Track Name: Change The World #2
There's all these stony faced and solemn
Public servants at the Olim's
They're drinking whiskey, sculling beer, ingesting pain.
And I'm headed down the avenue
Where the junky flats stand proud
And the oldest buildings leave without remains
And there's booner cars and pedestrians
Fighting over William Street
There's women wearing nothing but their chains
There's a bunch of sirens screaming
And the groovers they're all dreaming
And the suburban kids are shaking off their shame

And I don't wanna change the world no more
I don't want you to be my girl no more... Uh huh

Well I'm swimming in the sea
Where the gangs of children flee
On a Saturday night when things get rough
Oh baby life is one big show
And it's a fine line we toe
Between illusion and make believe
And I'm sitting in your seat
Your black jacket torn and beat
I want you and me to believe
That you know God is free
And he roams this city
He's got tidal waves and a magic bow

And I don't want to change the world no more
And I don't want you to be my girl no more

You can rub my dirty feet
I lie and I cheat
And sometimes I forget my own name
There's a .22 on the stove
There's a bill in my grey purse
Would someone call a nurse... right now
Coz this girl with golden streaks
She came in from the streets
And she's massaging my soul with a glove
I got lost in Kings Cross
Where my body somehow got lost
And I'm born again and I'm in love

And I don't want to change the world no more
And I don't want you to be my girl no more
Track Name: Gladiator Perfume
Inspector Harry's here now
Turning up the heat
And everybody's sweating
Tryna keep the beat
The medicine man ain't coming
Coz he ripped them off the street
And now they're all starving
From their tongues and lips and feet
And I hate it
Your voice of dust suffocating
My lungs of rust
I want you in my soul
I lost you now I'm old

Well Uncle Harry's here now
Driving up the road
Of a discontented woman
Of a fiery dangerous load
The police man is here now
He fucking ripped them down
And now they're all begging
On the wrong side of town
And I hate it
Your voice of dust suffocating
My lungs of rust
I want you in my soul
I lost you now I'm old

While you smile gently
I confess to sin
Your adolescent smell
Sit next to me and sing
And while your eyes are smiling
What's underneath that cool stare
You say you like shit music babe
But I don't really care
And I hate it
Your voice of dust suffocating
My lungs of rust
I want you in my soul
I lost you now I'm old
Track Name: Heavy Metal Love Bug
Joker's blowing bubbles
Playing games on the computer screen
Music hums inside my head
Or is this just a dream?
Can I find a place
To sleep on the floor?
If you don't like that, honey,
I'll stay awake until dawn