Artwork by Google Images    Recorded Mixed and Mastered at Crescent Studios    Engineer - David Yearley

DIY  Francis Graves and Huw Heywood

Francis Graves - Guitars/Vocals,   David Yearley  - Bass/FX  Huw Heywood - Guitars   George Francis - Percussion

Weighted down with power tools, your week end’s on the run

There’s no rest no holiday, no time free for fun

Remember all those bygone days when colour/songs unfurled

Raging, dreaming, running, flying.....they’re your string of pearls

 

So forget about that casement, peeling in the sun

And that damp old basement, let the water run

Just keep that god damn boiler, firing like a gun

Soak-away the garden to a manhole that’s never plumb

 

You’re the man! Yeah!

You’re the man! Yeah!

Banish D.I.Y.!!

Warping on that casement, peeling in the sun

Damp proof on the basement, cracked the water runs

Pump’s gone on the boiler, firing like a gun

Drain’s blocked in the garden, that manhole’s never plumb

 

You’re the man! Yeah!

You’re the man! Yeah!

Do that D.I.Y!

 

Dropped slate on the pavement, batten nails are gone

Mastic on that worktop’s been leaking for so long

One hinge on the back door rusting limp alone

Fuse box’s on a live wire, it’s going to kill someone

 

You’re the man! Yeah!

You’re the man! Yeah!

Do that D.I.Y!

Huw wrote the song and Francis supplied the words to this heartfelt plea for sanity in the household. At one point in the song you can hear  "the wife" nagging for DIY action............

 UnitThree10