Cooltide

Written by: 
J. Martyn
9 Sep 1991

(So cool, what a cool time,
It's so cool, what a cool time.
That's what you're having, I'm having one too.)

It's a cool cool time - running up the river,
It's a cool cool time, for running down the stream.
It's a cool cool time, for cutting up the profits,
It's a cool cool time, for a cool cool dream.

Some say the world is full of fools;
Other people agree.
Some say the world is full of fools;
Fools will always agree.

Such a cool cool time - running up the river,
It's a cool cool time, to be running down to the sea.
It's a cool cool time - running up the river,
It's a cool cool time, for a cool dream.

That's what you're having:
It's a cool cool dream.

It's a cool time - out in Arabia,
It's a cool time, when all the boys come home.
It's a cool cool time, out in South America,
A cool cool time, when all the money rolls in.

Cool time for running up the harbour,
It's a cool cool time, for running to the sea.
It's a cool cool time - running down the river,
It's a cool cool time, for a cool dream.

Meddling fools - give them a medal,
Don't let them meddle you in.
Medaling fools - medaling fools,
Don't you meddle with me, .I don't like you with me.

It's a cool cool time, way out there in Africa,
It's a cool cool time - such a cultural edge.
A cool cool time, out with the brothers there,
A cool cool time, driving in the wedge.

Give them a medal, give them another precious medal
- And put a price on it.
Give that boy a medal,
Ask him to put a price on it - precious medal.

It's a cool time, out in Arabia,
This cool time.
It's a cool cool time, out in the Gulf of Arabia,
It's a cool cool time, when all your sons come home.

It's such a cool time - turn your television on,
Such a cool time.
It's a cool time.
It's such a cool cool time.
Such a cool cool time,
Such a cool cool time.
It's just a cool cool time,
Just a cool cool time.

{various solos}

It's a chilling time,
Quite cool for killing;
Just a killing time,
Such a cool killing time.

It's a cool cool time,
It's a cool cool time.
It's a cool cool time,
Such a cool cool time.
Cool time...
Such a cool cool time - turn your television on.
Cool tide - such a cool cool time...

[That's enough...]
[Good groove]

Note from John:
"The words 'time' and 'tide' are equivalent, ambivalent and juxtapositional for the purpose of this song."

muffnote:
The song was first recorded in 1980 as 'Running Up The Harbour' during the Grace & Danger sessions.

First release: 

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