Lottery Winners On Acid


I've almost lost count of the number of times this has been the title of a Crimea release. Soo... not to be confused with the original LWOA single, or the US release LWOA EP, this version is the first single to be taken from the new (also re-released) Tragedy Rocks album (the UK version). Confused? Never mind, you're gonna be even more confused in a sec...
This one was released in a CD1, CD2 and 7" vinyl format. CD 1 comes with a nice little cover of Marvin Gaye's Long Time Coming. Interesting fact: it was originally recorded for a Grolsch advert but lost out to one by the Propellerheads. There was also a proper music video made for it which aired on MTV2 and other random places (more LWOA vid details/screenshots here), and is avilable on CD2 of the single along with 'Heads I Win, Tails You Lose' and 'Ocean With No Edge' (demo and setlist name: 'Summer'). Etchings on the vinyl record are "W + 698 + A" on side A and "W + 698 + B" on side B, without the quotes, obviously.
It also came in a digital download version, and got the special treatment from iTunes who released a version featuring an exclusive acoustic session recording of LWOA and one recorded at The Enterprise in London on October 13th 2005.
And as with all The Crimea's re-releases, don't take the image an online store may have of the single as an indication to which version it is - the tracklisting is much more telling.
Anyways, the actual song peaked at number 31 in the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart, and also number 10 in ITV's CD:UK's MiTracks viewed voted chart.

CD 1 Tracklisting:
Lottery Winners On Acid
You've Been A Long Time Coming
CD 2 Tracklisting:
Lottery Winners On Acid
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Ocean With No Edge
Lottery Winners On Acid (Video)
7" Tracklisting:
Lottery Winners On Acid
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Where To Buy:
Townsend Records
Amazon.co.uk
HMV.co.uk
Sister Ray
Action Records

1.99 / 2.99 / 1.99
2.99 / 3.99 / -.--
2.49 / 3.49 / 2.99
1.99 / 2.99 / 1.99
1.99 / 2.99 / 1.99

Digital Download:
Lottery Winners On Acid
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
iTunes Exclusive:
Lottery Winners On Acid (U.K. Acoustic Version)
Lottery Winners On Acid (U.K. Live Version)
Where to buy:
Napster
7 Digital
Woolworths
iTunes (Regular)
iTunes (Exclusive)

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1.49
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LWOA CD1 Cover

LWOA CD1 Rear

LWOA CD1 CD

LWOA CD2 Cover

LWOA CD2 Rear

LWOA CD2 CD


LWOA 7" Cover

LWOA 7" Rear

LWOA 7" Side A

LWOA 7" Side B


Lottery Winners On Acid


If she gets a black eye I want a black eye,
if she gets a splinter I want a splinter too.
If she gets arrested I want arrested,
if she goes tripping I go falling over.

We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.
We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.

C'mon, girl.

If she likes Gordon's I like Gordon's,
if she likes the black stuff I like the black stuff too.
If she gets a disease I want a disease,
if she goes tripping I go falling over.

We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.
We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.

Oh Lord, yeah.

If your momma could see you now,
what would she think of her boy?
What would she think of her boy?

We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.
We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.

We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.
We walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid,
everything she say I was thinking anyway.


You've Been A Long Time Coming


You've been a long time coming,
but darling, welcome home.
You've been a long time coming,
but darling, welcome home.

So many nights I call your name
not knowing if I'll see you again.
You've been a long time coming,
but oh babe, welcome home.

Feel kinda, kinda, kinda,
kinda good right now.
Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda,
kinda good right now.

You've been a long time coming,
but darling, welcome home.
You've been a long time coming,
but darling, welcome home.

So many nights I call your name,
wondering if I'll ever see you again.
And you've been a long time coming,
but oh babe, welcome home.

Feel kinda, kinda, kinda
good right now.
Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda
good right now.

Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda
good right now.
Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda,
kinda good right now.

Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda
good right now.
Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda
good right now.

Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda
good right now.
Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda
good right now.

Feel kinda, kinda, kinda, kinda kinda
good right now...


Heads I Win, Tails You Lose


In the cold light of morning
revenge, the redeemer, is here.
Today I'm gonna hurt somebody,
almost cracked a smile for the first time in my life.
Almost cracked a smile
though I sometimes found comfort in you.

There were times when I was cruel,
played kiss-chase to the death with you.

Heads I win, tails you lose.
Heads I win, tails you lose.

In the grip of sobriety
strange happenings occur.
Today I was nice to somebody,
almost cracked a smile for the very first time.
I almost cracked a smile
though I tried to be gentle with you.

There were times when anger brewed,
played kiss-chase to the death with you.

Heads I win, tails you lose.
Heads I win, tails you lose.

In the next life don't forget to
read the lable long before you
swallow.

In the next life don't forget to
read the lable long before you
swallow.

In the next life don't forget to
read the lable long before you
swallow.

In the next life don't forget to
read the lable long before you
swallow.


Ocean With No Edge


'Til requiem aeternum, 'til death do us part,
I will be a soldier in the army of regret.
When I was just a child, when I was just knee high
they made me a soldier in the army of regret.

If it takes a summer, believe me,
believe me when I say, it's over now.
If it takes a summer, the ocean,
the ocean with no edge will drown our sorrows.

The sunny side of sorrow, that old farmiliar stare.
when we were all sailors on the ocean with no edge.

If it takes a summer, believe me,
believe me when I say, it's over now.
If it takes a summer, the ocean,
the ocean with no edge will drown our sorrows.

If it takes a summer, believe me,
believe me when I say, it's over now.
If it takes a summer, the ocean,
the ocean with no edge will drown our sorrows.


All lyrics (p) & 2005 Warner Bros. Records Inc. / WEA International Inc.
All lyrics interpreted and transcribed by Christopher Friend.
As they were worked out by ear they may be wrong in places, though after four years of writing the same song's lyrics out, I doubt it.