The World Is Watching

by Porvari

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The Second Porvari Album Released on 1st May 2009. The World Is Watching keeps the acoustic guitars and mandolins from the first album but taps into rock influences with an expanded line up

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released May 1, 2009

All songs written by Sam Whimpenny and arranged by Porvari

Porvari are:
Sam Whimpenny: guitar, bass, vocals, programming and percussion
Simon Meader: acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, harmonica, percussion

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B.L. Underwood: keyboards, programming, slide guitar, production and vibes
Jen Ranger: backing vocals
Simon Parker: guitar solo on 'Mrs Sayers'
Roger Tomlinson: sax

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Porvari Eastbourne, UK

Friends for more than 30 years and musical collaborators for over a decade, Porvari are founded on Sam Whimpenny's infinitely varied lyrically rich and melodically diverse songs enhanced by Simon Meader's guitar, mandolin and synths plus B.L. Underwood's encyclopaedic understanding of the recording process & occasional epic guitar solo. ... more

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Track Name: Dry White Wine
Dry White Wine (Sam Whimpenny)

We bought a bottle of dry white wine, me and a friend of mine
The cork was old and it broke in two when we opened it
But I tasted alright

Oh Mary take your hand of my knee
Oh scary, I couldn’t believe it was me

She said with Dry White Wine
It always ends up the same with me
Dry white wine
A kiss, a cuddle, a catastrophe
Dry white wine

I locked the door and made my excuses to the rest of them
She looked a picture I held her hand and then the rest of her
Ooh she felt so good

Oh Clara, whatever happened to Mary?
Oh scarier, half the town’s out looking for me

She said with Dry White Wine
It always ends up the same with me
Dry white wine
A kiss, a cuddle, a catastrophe
Dry white wine

What will it take to bring me back to my senses?
I spend half my life jumping over next door’s fences

She said with Dry White Wine
It always ends up the same with me
Dry white wine
A kiss, a cuddle, a catastrophe
Dry white wine
Track Name: Another Dollar
Another Dollar (Sam Whimpenny)

Bought myself a sieve today
Helps to weed the memories
Tin man told me “Give today”
Are they all my enemies?

What’s so wrong with freedom?
Who can really fail?
All you need is one strong suit
And a Holy Grail

Another day another dollar

Stock is falling I can smell
Fear inside the building
Time to ring the Liberty Bell
Lilies might need guilding

Looked inside a mind today
Sunshine, slush and slimy
Everyone’s a find today
If a little grimy

He can be my Reason
He can take the rap
If I need a get out clause
Guess who’s in the trap

Another day another dollar

Shares are rising I can feel
Greed inside the mission
Platinum’s a perfect steal
Take a new position

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Is this you?

I can hear my father now
He sounds vaguely scared
Don’t get in a lather now
I never knew you cared

Took a step round Battery Park
Now I’m feeling better
Gambling’s the way to make your mark
Computer take a letter

Another day another dollar

Markets stable, time to wait
Have a little speculate
Quake, Tsunami, Coup and Fate
Who’s next to take the bait?

Another day another dollar
Track Name: Smile For Me
Smile For Me (Sam Whimpenny)

All day I’ll stay
To help you through
My love is not negotiable

For you I live
I still believe
No harm will come while I am here

My world changed once when you were born
And I will get you through this storm
I’ll plant that seed of doubt
And grow an Oak of love
So high even you can’t climb it

These things you do
That seem so strange
I’ve been that man so many times

Life breaks your heart
But you can mend
I’ll be your bridge to love again

My world changed once when you were born
And I will get you through this storm
I’ll plant that seed of doubt
And grow an Oak of love
So high even you can’t climb it

So smile for me
You must be free
Your life has only just begun

I know it’s hard
We all are scarred
But open eyes see everything

My world changed once when you were born
And I will get you through this storm
I’ll plant that seed of doubt
And grow an Oak of love
So high even you can’t climb it

So smile for me :o)
Track Name: You Decide
You Decide (Sam Whimpenny)

Draw the curtains on inevitable night
Let your conscience do the rest
Less attention will be paid if you are right
Who’s to say who does it best?

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

Please yourself I won’t be staying all that long
My farewell is imminent
Let the poet in me stay for one last song
Now suppose your anger’s spent

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere

Will you turn the tables on me once again?
I don’t think you’re capable
Now we’ve seen the “you” without his Sacrament
We can tear off the label

I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
You decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere
I don’t mind I got a peace of mind I can’t share
I decide and I’ll be on your side anywhere
Track Name: The World Is Watching
The World Is Watching (Sam Whimpenny)

The world is watching what you do
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
Whatever they can say it won’t come true
If they can tell a story so can you

Well

You’re nota gonna let it bother you
(If I had my way)
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
(In fact I’m gonna tell you)

You’re nota gonna let it bother you
(If I had my way)
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
I’d blow ‘em all away

Another day another year
You’re nota gonna let it reach your ear
My words are born of sentiment and fear
It takes a little time to raise a tear

Well
You’re nota gonna let it bother you…

Oh, the mess you’re making
Oh the time you’re taking
Can’t you see that what was meant to be
Will not be without some help from me?
Can’t you tell that what was going well
Will not be without some help from me?

The world is watching what you do
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
Whatever they can say it won’t come true
If they can tell a story so can you

Well
You’re nota gonna let it bother you
Track Name: Mrs Sayers
Mrs Sayers (Sam Whimpenny)

Mrs Sayers isn't it time we met?
Mrs Sayers, they say that time hasn't come yet
But I'm not so sure
Mrs Sayers we should make the best of this
Like One Sneek Kiss is not enough

Are you gonna answer my prayers?

Sex is beautiful you won't deny
Now come on what have you got to lose?
Something tells me it won't be long
Till you won't be able to choose
Giving it away
Every fibre in your body is burning (I can see it from here)
Lots of people have told you I'm the one
I'm the one who's gonna ruin their dreams

Mr Sayers
How can anyone be worthy of that name?
Mrs Sayers
How can any one man have staked his claim on you?

That just won't do

Mrs Sayers have you ever considered a compromise?
Mrs Sayers need I say more?
Well well well those cosmic looks are getting nearer
Well well well we're beginning to see clearer, clearer
Track Name: Unconvinced
Unconvinced (Sam Whimpenny)

So they sent you to Afghanistan
Kitted out elegantly
Got the rifle got the boots you man
Got the latest Technology
Roads are dusty, mouth is dry
Still you do not question why
Every eye you see is somehow blind
Guess they trained you well if you don’t mind

One day but not today you’ll come home

Johnny bought it at the roadside
There was nothing they could do to save him
His mummy loved his never showed side
Now let’s celebrate the death we gave him
What’s the problem, where’s this war/
What exactly are we fighting for?
Better rein in, times are tough
I think it’s time to call the public’s bluff

One day but not today you’ll come home

Now they sent you home you’ll see
All your friends and family
At least you got your War Stories
Be sure to tell the one about Johnny
One day and it’s today you’ve come home
Track Name: Say Yes
Say Yes (Sam Whimpenny)

The floor’s gone quiet, do you think we ought to try it?
There’s a first time for everything
Cloud’s no cover for the Sun in summer
So at least turn Winter to Spring

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

A stray glance gives away a whole lot of feeling
Now there’s no way I’m turning back
Life has sold me what he thinks I can’t handle
Now there’s no way I’m gonna crack

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

Say yes say yes say yes say yes say yes

My heart keeps beating like my mind keeps repeating
Now don’t you take her too far
Here bracelets rattle like a full scale battle
I’m a madman look at me now

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

Say yes say yes say yes say yes say yes

Will you dance with me tonight?
Will you dance with me tonight?

The clocks tick slower as our voices get lower
There’s a Megavolt charge in the air
Signs there for reading for the nosey people needing
To laugh off their own jealousy

Oh no not me
The one to turn away
You’re so lovely
The one to turn away from

Say yes say yes say yes say yes say yes

I’m not the one to turn away from
Track Name: BP
BP (Sam Whimpenny)

Hold it right there
This is not gonna work in the present tense
If I could choose
I would drop it for a while, if I had the sense

Only you can make decisions
Only you can make me see
If the crisis isn’t over
Then explain the rest to me. To me

This’ll put some colour back in your cheeks
This’ll get your blood pressure to what it should be
In my opinion

Spoken well sir
If I may say so like a gentleman
Desperation
Lends an orator’s tongue to the dumbest of us

Only you can part the meeting
Only you can set us loose
If the powder is still burning
Why don’t we just use the noose. The noose

This’ll put some colour back in your cheeks
This’ll get your blood pressure to what it should be
In my opinion

It’s an urge that’s deep within us
To protect ourselves you see
If they forge it when you’re with them
Then just think what they can do when you’re away

It’s a problem I’ll admit it
But your pity is a bore
There’s no need to be so bitter
It’s just life and nothing more. No more

This’ll put some colour back in your cheeks
This’ll get your blood pressure to what it should be
In my opinion
Track Name: They Say
They Say (Sam Whimpenny)

Listen to the night and hold my hand
Everybody knows
Someone whispers nonchalantly then
Everything's exposed

You can have it all, they say
You will never fall, they claim

Effortlessly smiles will rain on you
No room now to care
Happily accept the consequence
We've got this to share

You can have it all, they say
You will never fall, they claim

Sleepwalking to heaven, stillness and oblivion
Past evaporating in love's meridian
Welcome to your freedom, you don't need a cause
We are all your friends now, all wars are on pause

Looking back you seem to see a flaw
Maybe you were wrong?
Questioning will profit no-one now
Sing another song

You have had it all, they say
You will never fall, they say