Любимые песни на английском языке.

 

ALMOND, MARC

 

Tainted Love

 

Originally performed by Gloria Jones.

 

Sometimes I felt I had to run away

I had to get away

From the pain you drove into the heart of me

The love we share seemed to go nowhere

And I lost my life

For I tossed and turned, I couldn't sleep at night

 

Once I ran to you, now I run from you

This tainted love you've given

I give you all a boy could give you

Take my tears and that's not nearly all

 

Tainted love

Tainted love

Now, now I've got to run away

I've got to get away

You don't really want any more from me to

Make things right

You need someone to hold you tight

And you say love is to pray

But I'm sorry, I don't pray that way

 

Once I ran to you, now I run from you

This tainted love you've given

I gave you all a boy could give you

Take my tears and that's not nearly

 

Oh

Tainted love

Tainted love

Don't touch me please

I cannot stand the way you tease

I love you though you hurt me so

Now I'm going to pack my things and go

 

Tainted love

Tainted love

Tainted love

Tainted love

Touch me baby, tainted love

Touch me with your tainted love

Tainted love

Tainted love

Tainted love

 

 

Night & Dark

 

Night and dark

Forever in my heart

Walking in the midnight rain

I'll never fall in love again

 

Night and dark

Nobody to see me cry

And like a flower slowly dies

So will I

 

Night and dark

In your shadows I can hide my pain

In my heart

The light will never shine again

The light will never shine again

 

Night and dark

Forever in my heart

For all the love I ever lost

My soul now feels a bitter frost

 

Night and dark

Forever when you say goodbye

All the stars will fade and die

In my sky

 

Night and dark

In your shadows I can hide my pain

In my heart

The light will never shine again

The light will never shine again

 

Night and dark

Forever in my heart

I'll always sing a song that's sad

For all the love I never had

 

Night and dark

Until the earth begins to crack

I know I'll never get them back

Roll the credits fade to black

God's tears are falling

Like stars they are falling

For the host of angels

Dying in my soul

God's tears are falling

Heaven's calling

Calling me, calling

A drifter alone in the dark

In the dark you'll never see me cry

In the dark you'll never see me cry

You'll never see the tears in my eyes

You'll never see the tears that I try to hide

In the night and dark

 

 

Almost Diamonds

 

You kissed my grateful skin

And left a chain of bites and bruises

I'm sorry when you grin

Almost diamonds for the losers

I'll swim inside your tears

And wander through your rooms of silence

The motive crystal clear

Your tongue is love

And your heart is violence

 

Almost Diamonds

Scratched perfection

Almost diamonds

Tears in glycerine

 

I spied you kissing her

You faked your love

My broken brother

Everybody burn

Secrets spill and smiles are smothered

You have to roll the dice

Pain is two

And fire is sixes

Vengeance feels nice

I know the shine

Behind your tricks is

 

Almost diamonds

Scratched perfection

Almost diamonds

Tears in glycerine

 

Who would have thought

It would end like this

You gave a stranger

A dangerous kiss

Now your pretty eyes

Say these precious lies

We're just beautiful imitations

 

They were

Almost diamonds

Scratched perfection

Almost diamonds

Tears in glycerine

 

Catch our teardrops

As they fall

You know we nearly

Had it all

Fallen tears of glycerine

Gone is all of what we dream

Almost diamonds

Scratched perfection

Dark reflections

Love won't find us

Only in dreams

 

 

ANDERSON, LAURIE

 

Big Science

 

Coo coo it's cold outside. Coo coo it's cold outside.

Ooo coo coo. Don't forget your mittens.

Hey Pal! How do I get to town from here?

And he said: Well just take a right where

they're going to build that new shopping mall,

go straight past where they're going to put in the freeway,

take a left at what's going to be the new sports center,

and keep going until you hit the place where

they're thinking of building that drive-in bank.

You can't miss it. And I said: This must be the place.

Ooo coo coo. Golden cities. Golden towns.

Golden cities. Golden towns.

And long cars in long lines and great big signs

and they all say: Hallelujah. Yodellayheehoo.

Every man for himself. Ooo coo coo.

Golden cities. Golden towns. Thanks for the ride.

Big Science. Hallelujah. Big Science. Yodellayheehoo.

You know. I think we should put some mountains here.

Otherwise, what are all the characters going to fall off of?

And what about stairs? Yodellayheehoo. Ooo coo coo.

Here's a man who lives a life of danger.

Everywhere he goes he stays - a stranger.

Howdy stranger. Mind if I smoke? And he said:

Every man, every man for himself.

Every man, every man for himself.

All in favor say aye.

Big Science. Hallelujah. Big Science. Yodellayheehoo.

Hey Professor! Could you turn out the lights?

Let's roll the film.

Big Science. Hallelujah.

Every man, every man for himself.

Big Science. Hallelujah. Yodellayheehoo.

 

 

O Superman

 

O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad.

O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad.

Hi. I'm not home right now. But if you want to leave a

message, just start talking at the sound of the tone.

Hello? This is your Mother. Are you there? Are you

coming home?

Hello? Is anybody home? Well, you don't know me,

but I know you.

And I've got a message to give to you.

Here come the planes.

So you better get ready. Ready to go. You can come

as you are, but pay as you go. Pay as you go.

And I said: OK. Who is this really? And the voice said:

This is the hand, the hand that takes. This is the

hand, the hand that takes.

This is the hand, the hand that takes.

Here come the planes.

They're American planes. Made in America.

Smoking or non-smoking?

And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom

of night shall stay these couriers from the swift

completion of their appointed rounds.

'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice.

And when justive is gone, there's always force.

And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi Mom!

So hold me, Mom, in your long arms. So hold me,

Mom, in your long arms.

In your automatic arms. Your electronic arms.

In your arms.

So hold me, Mom, in your long arms.

Your petrochemical arms. Your military arms.

In your electronic arms.

 

 

Example #22

 

Beispiele paranormaler Tonbandstimmen.

Was sind paranormale Tonbandstimmen?

Es sind Stimmen unbekannte herkunft.

Es sind paranormaler Tonbandstimmen-

(Examples of paranormal voices on tape.

What are paranormal voices on tape?

They are voices of unknown origin.

They are paranormal voices on tape-)

Ihren Klang. Ich verstehe die Sprachen.

Ich verstehe die Sprachen nicht. Ich hore nur

Irhen Klang.

(Your sound. I understand the languages.

I don't understand the languages.

I hear only your sound.)

The sun is shining slowly

The birds are flying so low.

Honey you're my one and only,

So pay my what you owe me.

Lights are going down, slowly,

In the woods the animals are moving.

In my dreams you're talking to me.

Your voice is moving through me.

You talk as if you knew me.

So pay me what you owe me.

Beispiel Nummer zweiundzwanzig.

(Example 22.)

The sun is shining slowly

The birds are flying so low.

Honey you're my one and only

So pay me what you owe me.

 

 

Sharkey's Night

 

Sun's going down. Like a big bald head.

Disappearing behind the boulevard.

(Oooeee.) It's Sharkey's night.

Yeah. It's Sharkey's night tonight. And the

manager says: Sharkey?

He's not at his desk right now. (Oh yeah.)

Could I take a message?

 

And Sharkey says: Hey, kemosabe! Long

time no see.

He says: Hey sport. You connect the dots.

You pick up the pieces.

He says: You know, I can see two tiny

pictures of myself

And there's one in each of you eyes. And

they're doin' everything I do.

Every time I light a cigarette, they light up

theirs.

I take a drink and I look in and they're

drinkin' too.

It's drivin' me crazy. It's drivin' me nuts.

 

And Sharkey says: Deep in the heart of

darkest America.

Home of the brave. He says: Listen to my

heart beat.

Paging Mr. Sharkey. White courtesy

telephone please.

 

 

Smoke Rings

 

Standby. You're on the air.

Buenos noches Senores y Senoras. Bienvenidos.

La primera pregunta es: Que es mas macho,

pineapple o knife?

Well, let's see. My guess is that a pineapple is more

macho than a knife. Si! Correcto!

Pineapple es mas macho que knife.

La segunda pregunta es: Que es mas macho,

lightbulb o schoolbus?

Uh, lightbulb?

No! Lo siento, Schoolbus es mas macho que lightbulb.

Gracias. And we'll be back in un momento.

Well I had a dream and in it

I went to a little town

And all the girls in town were named

Betty.

And they were singing:

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Ah desire! It's cold as ice

And then it's hot as fire.

Ah desire! First it's red

And then it's blue.

And everytime I see an iceberg

It reminds me of you.

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Que es mas macho iceberg or volcano?

Get the blanket from the bedroom

We can go walking once again.

Down in the bayou

Where our sweet love first began.

I'm thinking back to when I was a child -

Way back to when I was a tot.

When I was an embryo -

A tiny speck. Just a dot.

When I was a Hershey bar -

In my father's back pocket.

Hey look! Over there! It's Frank Sinatra

Sitting in a chair. And he's blowing

Perfect smoke rings

Up into the air. And he's singing:

Smoke makes a staircase for you

To descend. So rare.

Ah desire!

Ah desire!

Ah desire! So random So rare

And everytime I see those smoke rings

I think you're there.

Que es mas macho staircase o smoke rings?

Get the blanket from the bedroom

We can go walking once again.

Down in the boondocks

Where our sweet love first began.

Ooo I'm gonna follow you.

Out in the swamps and into town.

Down under the boardwalk

Track you down.

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Doo doo doo doo doo.

Doo doo doo doo doo.

 

 

Speak My Language

 

Daddy Daddy, it was just like you said

Now that the living outnumber the dead.

Where I come from it's a long thin thread

Across an ocean. Down a river of red.

Now that the living outnumber the dead.

Speak my language.

Hello. Hello.

Here come the quick. There go the dead.

Here they come. Bright red.

Speak my language.

 

 

Freefall

 

You're out on the ocean

And you get pulled down

Freefall to the bottom

Like when you're drowning

Or falling asleep

You get turned around

And when you think you're

Swimming to the surface

You're swimming straight down.

Down to the bottom.

All the way to the bottom.

Secret codes and cryptograms

I'm lost in your words I'm swimming.

We're going down to the bottom

All the way to the bottom

Rapture of the deep.

I got your letter. I couldn't read it.

It was a cryptogram.

Did it say take me with you

Or take me as I am?

We're going down to the bottom

All the way to the bottom.

We get turned around.

There is another world spinning inside of this one.

I remember where I came from

There were tropical breezes

And a wide open sea

I remember my childhood

I remember being free.

We're going down to the bottom

All the way to the bottom

We get turned around

There is another world

Inside of this one.

Rapture of the deep.

We're going down to the bottom

There is another world

Spinning inside of this one.

 

 

Beautiful Pea Green Boat

 

I'm lying in the shade

Of my family tree

I'm a branch that broke off

What will become of me?

Dear Mom, I'm lying here

In this queen sized bed.

I'm thinking back

To all the stories you read to me

About those little animals

Who went to sea

In their beautiful pea green boat.

But I can't remember now.

What happened then?

Dear Mom, how does it end?

The owl and the pussycat went to sea

In a beautiful pea green boat.

They took some honey and lots of money

Wrapped in a five pound not.

The owl looked up to the stars above

And sang to a small guitar,

O lovely pussy! Pussy my love!

What a wonderful pussy you are.

Let us be married

Too long we've tarried

But what shall we do for a ring?

What shall we do for a ring?

Hey! Hey!

They sailed away for a year and a day

To the land where the bong tree grows

And there in a wook a piggy wig stood

A ring at the end of his nose

A ring at the end of his nose.

And hand in hand at the edge of the sand

They danced by the light of the

By the light of the, by the light of the moon.

And hand in hand at the edge of the sand

They danced by the light of the

By the light of the, by the light of the moon.

The moon, the moon.

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

 

 

Love Among the Sailors

 

There is a hot wind blowing

It moves across the ocean and into every port.

A plague. A black plague.

There's danger everywhere

And you've been sailing.

And you're alone on an island now tuning in.

Did you think this was the way

Your world would end?

Hombres. Sailors. Comrades.

There is no pure land now

No safe place

And we stand here by the pier

Watching you drown.

Love among the Sailors.

Love among the Sailors.

There is a hot wind blowing

Plague drifts across the oceans.

And if this is the work of an angry god

I want to look into his angry face.

There is no pure land now. No safe place.

Come with us to the mountains.

Hombres. Sailors. Comrades.

 

 

Poison

 

It was one of those black cat nights

The moon had gone out

and the air was thin

It was the kind of night

that the cat would drag in.

I'll never forget it, we had a fight.

Then you turned around

turned on the light. You left our bed.

Then you moved downstairs

to live with her instead.

Yeah just one floor and a shout away,

I guess I should have moved

but I decided to stay.

Did I drink some poison

that I don't remember now?

And every night I open all the windows

I let a cold dark wind blow through.

I play loud organ music and I talk to myself

and dream of you.

Uh oh! I hear voices coming up

through the pipes

through all the springs in my bed

and up through the lights

The volume goes up

then it drops back down

I can hear the two of you playing records

moving furniture and fooling around.

Did I drink some poison

that I don't remember now?

Is there blood on my hands

No, my hands are clean.

Did I do something in another lifetime

that was really really mean?

Yeah, I'm hearing voices.

Am I losing my mind?

Think I'm going crazy, I gotta get out.

I run into the street and I start to shout

Get out of my way! Get out! Get out!

Did I drink some poison

that I don't remember now?

Is there blood on my hands?

Did I do something in another lifetime

that was really really mean?

A small bullet, a piece of glass

And your heart just grows around it.

 

 

Tightrope

 

Last night I dreamed I died

and that my life had

been rearranged into

some kind of theme park.

And all my friends were walking

up and down the boardwalk.

And my dead Grandmother was selling

cotton candy out of a little shack.

And there was this big ferris wheel

about a half mile out in the ocean,

half in and half out of the water.

And all my old boyfriends were on it.

With their new girlfriends.

And the boys were waving and shouting

and the girls were saying Eeek.

Then they disappeared under

the surface of the water

and when they came up again

they were laughing

and gasping for breath.

In this dream I'm on a tightrope

and I'm tipping back and forth

trying to keep my balance.

And below me are all my relatives

and if I fall I'll crush them.

This long thin line.

This song line. This shout.

The only thing that binds me

to the turning world below

and to all the people and noise

and sounds and shouts.

This tightrope made of sound

This long thin line made of my own blood.

Remember me is all I ask

And if remembered be a task forget me.

Remember me is all I ask

And if remembered be a task forget me

This long thin line. This long thin line.

This long thin line. This tightrope.

Remember me is all I ask

And if remembered be a task forget me.

This long thin line. This long thin line.

This long thin line. This tightrope made of sound.

 

BARRETT, SYD

 

@SONG: Baby Lemonade

 

 

In the sad town

cold iron hands clap

the party of clowns outside

rain falls in grey far away

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

In the evening sun going down

when the earth streams in, in the morning

send a cage through the post

make your name like a ghost

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

I'm screaming, I met you this way

you're nice to me like ice

in the clock they sent through a washing machine

come around, make it soon, so alone...

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

In the sad town

cold iron hands clap

the party of clowns outside

rain falls in grey far away

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

In the evening sun going down

when the earth streams in, in the morning

send a cage through the post

make your name like a ghost

please, please, Baby Lemonade

 

 

BAUHAUS:

 

@SONG: BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD

white on white translucent black capes

back on the back

bela lugosi's dead

the bats have left the bell tower

the victims have been bled

red velvet lines the black box

bela lugosi's dead

undead undead undead

the virginal brides file past his tomb

strewn with time's dead flowers

bereft in deathly bloom

alone in a darkened room

the count bela lugosi's dead

undead undead undead

 

oh bela

bela's undead

 

 

@SONG: In The Flat Field

 

A gut pull drag on me

Into the casm gaping we

Mirrors multy reflecting this

Between spunk stained sheet

And odourous whim

Calme eye-flick-shudder within

Assist me to walk away in sin

Where is the string that Theseus laid

Find me out this labyrinth place.

 

I do get bored, I get bored

In the flat field.

I get bored, I do get bored

In the flat field

 

Yin and yang lumber punch

Go taste a tart, then eat my lunch

And force my slender thin and lean

In this solemn place of fill wetting dreams

Of black matted lace of pregnant cows

As life maps out onto my brow

The card is lowered in index turn

Into my filing cabinet hemispheres spurn.

 

I do get bored, I get bored

In the flat field.

I get bored, I do get bored

In the flat field

 

Let me catch the slit of light

For a maidens sake

On a maiden flight

In the flat field I do get bored

Replace with Piccadilly whores

In my yearn for some cerebral fix

Transfer me to that solid plain

Hammer me into blazen pain

Moulding shapes no shame to waste

Moulding shapes no shame to waste

And drag me there with deafening haste.

 

 

@SONG: A God in an Alcove

 - --- -- -- ------

Go and look for the dejected once proud

Idol remembered in stone aloud

Then on coins his face was mirrored

Take a look it soon hath slithered

To a fractured marble slab, renunciation clad

His nourishment extract from his subjects

That mass production profile.

 

He's a God -- in -- in an alcove.

 

Once he spread the rain

So they dreamt in vain

Once he spread the wheat

Had made garlands for his feet

Until the lily poet of our times

Horizoned on the line

Love became the in theme then

Opposing fakers thrice by ten

Don't perceive his empty plea

That redundant effigy.

 

He's a God -- in -- in an alcove.

 

Take in view his empty stool

What's left is satin cool

Clawing adornment for his crimes

They saw they had to draw the line

So they sent him far away

So they sent him far away

To a little alcove

To a little alcove

All alone.

 

He's a God, a God.

 

Now I am silly

Now I am silly

Silly, silly, silly, silly,

Silly.

 

 

@SONG: The Spy in the Cab

 

Hidden in the dashboard

The unseen mechanized eye

Under surveillance

The road is full of cats eyes

It's sick function to pry

The spy in the cab.

 

Coldly observing -- Callously reserving

A drivers time

Automated autonomy

Playing on his mind

The spy in the cab.

 

The spy in the cab.

 

An eye for an eye

A spy for an eye

An eye for an eye

A spy for a spy.

 

A twenty four hour unblinking watch

Installed to pry

Installed to cop

The spy in the cab.

The spy in the cab.

The spy in the cab.

 

I spy with my little eye spy with my little I spy with my

Little eye spy with my little I spy ..... spy ..... spy.

 

 

@SONG: Nerves

 

Nerve ends tick in flicker book animation

One eye's closed in fear, anticipation

Will it stay shut?  Will it ever open?

What if?

What if?

Nerves.

 

Tell tale tongues lick at seven senses

Brittle spittle sparks you are defenceless

The fabric of dreams is ripped apart

As you feel the twist of the shadowed dagger

In your pumping heart

Nerves.

 

Nerves like nylon, Nerves like steel

Nerves like nylon, Nerves like steel

Nerves like nylon, Nerves like steel

 

A trail of random cutlery cuts a dash in the concrete underpass

Sense of serenity is shattered in the glint of splintered glass.

 

Nerves.

 

Nerves.

Nerves.

 

Nerves like nylon, Nerves like steel

Nerves like nylon, Nerves like steel

Nerves like nylon, Nerves like steel

 

 

@SONG: the man with x-ray eyes

 

shoes that no man would want to wear

wipe away the night's last cold stare

red fist curled round the house

wash away boy shelly shoes

                (wash)

 

chocolate power is so crisp

the atomic open house is really here

and we have gone so desperate

your power know no bounds

and heavier with time

are our shoes

that no man would want to wear

new tread wipes a wet road so dry

                -it stings

 

into the borrowed course

under the dreadful birds

under the singing soil

and all those guilty clouds

 

i have seen too much

wipe away my eyes

too much!

 

 

@SONG: Mask

 

the man of shadows thinks in clay

dreamed trapped thoughts of suffocation day

he's seen in iron environments

with plastic sweat out of chiselled slits for eyes

 

from the growth underneath the closed mouth

you'll catch if you listen

rack trapped cubist vowels

from a dummy head expression

from a dummy head expression

 

the transformation is invested

with the mysterious and the shameful

while the thing i am becomes something else

part character part sensation

 

the shadow is cast

etc......

 

 

@SONG: silent hedges

 

following the silent hedges

needing some other kind of madness

looking into purple eyes

sadness at the corners

works of art with a minimum of steel

 

pure sensation

the beautiful down grade

going to hell again

going to hell again

 

self confidence leaks

from a thousand wounds

faults of civilisation

burning the private paradise of dreams

minus hands of the electric clock

clock

clock

clock

 

pure sensation

the beautiful down grade

going to hell again

going to hell again

again

again

again

 

 

@SONG: the three shadows (partI & II)

 

oh classic gentlemen

say your prayers

to the wind of prostitution

to your faces, and rex complexes

riddle my breast

full of the oppressed puss.

 

o gentlemen, with your fish

that you surround, all around

and you man, will always point

your fishes at me.

 

but i will always exist

because i always exist

damn good too

 

the rat race begins

the fat face stings

i hold the fresh pink baby

with a smile.

i slice off those rosy cheeks

because i feel so thirsty

 

and oedipus rex complexes

... riddle my closed bloated breast.

 

 

Slice of Life

 

Her gaze hit the side of mine

so I opened it out

to destroy what you thought was difference

 

So I lied to you once again

So I painted over you once again

So I die before you once again

What's the difference?

 

Come clearly where the flavour is

seen here in black and white

You've got two seconds baby boy

in burning light white light

What's the difference?

 

Clear up what you are

burn out these eyes

Rip up this place and scream

I am your slice of life

I am your slice of life

I am your slice of life

I am your slice of life

 

Shivering under lamposts

shivering under glass

you're standing on charisma again

god knows it cannot last

What's the difference?

 

Ice inside your body

blood inside your soul

Yet still twelve faces stand around

hugging your skinny bones

What's the difference?

 

 

She's in Parties

 

Learning lines in the rain

Special Effects by lunatic and drinks

the graveyard scene

the golden years

 

She's in parties,

its in the can

She's in parties,

its in the can

 

Freeze frame screen kiss

hot heads under silent wigs

Fall guys tumble on the cutting room floor

 

She's in parties,

its in the can

She's in parties,

its in the can

 

Learning lines in the rain,

Special Effects by lunatic and drinks.

Freeze frame screen kiss,

hot heads under silent wigs,

lights and powder,

its patently obvious

 

She's in parties,

its in the can

She's in parties,

its in the can

 

Hot lines under a rain of drums

Cigarette props in action,

Dialogue dub, now here's the rub,

She's acting her reaction

 

She's in parties,

its in the can

 

 

BLACK SABBATH:

 

@SONG: "Fairies Wear Boots"

 

Goin' home, late last night

suddenly I got a fright

Yeah I looked throught the window and surprised what I saw

Fairy boots were dancin' with a dwarf, all right now!

 

Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me

yeah I saw it, I saw it, I tell you no lies

Yeah Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me

I saw it, I saw it with my own two eyes, well all right now!

 

So I went to the doctor, see what he could give me

he said "Son, son, you've gone too far.

'cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do."

'cause smokin' and trippin' is all that you do."

 

BLIND FACE

 

@SONG: DO WHAT YOU LIKE

by Ginger Baker

 

Do right, use your head.

Everybody must be fed.

Get together, break your bread.

Yes, together, that's what I said.

Do what you like.

 

Don't fight, use your head.

It's all right every night.

Do what you like, that's what I said.

Everybody must be fed.

Do what you like.

 

Open your eyes.

Realize you're not dead.

Take a look at an open book.

Do what you like, that's what I said.

Do what you like.

Do what you like.

 

 

Bowie, David

 

? Hallo, spaceboy

 

? Space oddity

 

? Outside

 

? I’m Deranged

 

 

CAKE

 

FRANK SINATRA

 

We know of an ancient radiation

That haunts dismembered constellations,

A faintly glimmering radio station.

While Frank Sinatra sings Stormy Weather,

The flies and spiders get along together,

Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record.

 

Beyond the suns that guard this roof,

Beyond your flowers of flaming truths,

Beyond your latest ad campaigns,

An old man sits collecting stamps

In a room all filled with Chinese lamps.

He saves what others throw away.

He says that he'll be rich some day.

 

We know of an ancient radiation

That haunts dismembered constellations,

A faintly glimmering radio station.

 

We know of an ancient radiation

That haunts dismembered constellations,

A faintly glimmering radio station.

While Frank Sinatra sings Stormy Weather,

The flies and spiders get along together,

Cobwebs fall on an old skipping record.

 

 

THE DISTANCE

 

Reluctantly crouched at the starting line,

Engines pumping and thumping in time.

The green light flashes, the flags go up.

Churning and burning, they yearn for the cup.

They deftly maneuver and muscle for rank,

Fuel burning fast on an empty tank.

Reckless and wild, they pour through the turns.

Their prowess is potent and secretly stearn.

As they speed through the finish, the flags go down.

The fans get up and they get out of town.

The arena is empty except for one man,

Still driving and striving as fast as he can.

The sun has gone down and the moon has come up,

And long ago somebody left with the cup.

But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns.

And thinking of someone for whom he still burns.

 

He's going the distance.

He's going for speed.

She's all alone

In her time of need.

Because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course,

He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse,

He's going the distance.

 

No trophy, no flowers, no flashbulbs, no wine,

He's haunted by something he cannot define.

Bowel-shaking earthquakes of doubt and remorse,

Assail him, impale him with monster-truck force.

In his mind, he's still driving,still making the grade.

She's hoping in time that her memories will fade.

Cause he's racing and pacing and plotting the course,

He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse.

The sun has gone down and the moon has come up,

And long ago somebody left with the cup.

But he's striving and driving and hugging the turns.

And thinking of someone for whom he still burns.

 

Cause he's going the distance.

He's going for speed.

She's all alone

In her time of need.

Because he's racing and pacing and plotting the course,

He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse.

He's racing and pacing and plotting the course,

He's fighting and biting and riding on his horse.

He's going the distance.

He's going for speed.

He's going the distance.

 

 

FRIEND IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

 

To me, coming from you,

Friend is a four letter word.

End is the only part of the word

That I heard.

Call me morbid or absurd.

But to me, coming from you,

Friend is a four letter word.

 

To me, coming from you,

Friend is a four letter word.

End is the only part of the word

That I heard.

Call me morbid or absurd.

But to me, coming from you,

Friend is a four letter word.

 

When I go fishing for the words

I am wishing you would say to me,

I'm really only praying

That the words you'll soon be saying

Might betray the way you feel about me.

 

But to me, coming from you,

Friend is a four letter word.

 

 

I WILL SURVIVE

 

At first I was afraid.

I was petrified.

I kept thinking I could never live

Without you by my side.

But then I spent so many nights

Just thinking how you'd done me wrong.

I grew strong.

I learned how to get along.

 

And so you're back from outer space.

I just walked in to find you here

Without that look upon your face.

I should have changed my fucking lock.

I would have made you leave your key

If I'd have known for just one second

You'd be back to bother me.

 

Oh now go.

Walk out the door.

Just turn around now.

You're not welcome anymore.

Weren't you the one

Who tried to break me with desire?

Did you think I'd crumble?

Did you think I'd lay down and die?

Oh not I.

 

I will survive.

As long as I know how to love

I know I'll be alive.

I've got all my life to live.

I've got all my love to give.

I will survive.

I will survive.

 

It took all the strength I had

Just not to fall apart.

I'm trying hard to mend

The pieces of my broken heart.

And I spent oh so many nights

Just feeling sorry for myself.

I used to cry.

But now I hold my head up high.

 

And you'll see me with somebody new.

I'm not that stupid little person

Still in love with you.

And so you thought you'd just drop by,

And you expect me to be free.

But now I'm saving all my lovin'

For someone who's lovin' me.

 

Oh now go.

Walk out the door.

Just turn around now.

You're not welcome anymore.

Weren't you the one

Who tried to break me with desire?

Did you think I'd crumble?

Did you think I'd lay down and die?

Oh not I.

 

I will survive.

As long as I know how to love

I know I'll be alive.

I've got all my life to live.

I've got all my love to give.

I will survive.

I will survive.

 

 

 

COIL

 

Blood from the Air

 

A sleeping explorer

his wandering mind

crossed over the border

a mind like a cemetery

where the corpses

are turning

where the bodies

twist deep

in the frozen grip

of a dreamless sleep

then the lowest

comes up

like a wreck

from the depths.

He hears night calling

and has dreams

of waking

here in this brightness

that burns like

slow lightening

he sees words

burnt in ice

reads, "The World is

a Wound

In the Body of Christ".

Effects of the animal -

Animal sound effects

He says, "Death,

he is my friend

He promised me

a quick end".

Says, "The world is

in pain

and should be

put down

and God is a sadist

and that he knows it".

The depths of the

night sky

reflects in his eye

He says,

"Everything changes

And everyone dies".

And the night

slits her veins

and the

darkness drains

and the void

rumbles in

like an

underground train...

Forever comes closer

the world is in pain

we all must be shown

we must realise

that everyone changes

and everything dies.

 

 

THINGS HAPPEN

 

Sssssst ! Sssssst !

 

(Kill the creator.

I send them the bomb)

 

Daddie, do you have a

Cigarette for me, I think

Maybe is getting late

Maybe time is running out

You know, I knew somebody once

Rifled through his drawers

I wasn't that suspicious, but...

You know these things

They happen

But... munyeca

Do you have a towel?

See those people gather round

Baby, do you have a light?

What's it like in Ohio?

 

What d'you want to call me,

Munyeca?

Honey, do you like my dress?

You know, I think the colour pink

Suits my complexion

Or is it a reflection

Of the sky outside, you know

Why those people

Crowding round?

You know I think your time

Is running out

What was your name, anyway?

 

No lipstick on his collar but

Maybe it was blood

I don't know to this day, Dear

Do you have another, uh.

Did you light

That cigarette for me? Oh!

Did you leave that on the side?

Do you have another

Cigarette for me. You know?

Well I had somebody once

You know we used to cook a lot

It was a...

Do you like chillies in Ohio?

 

Munyeca. Yo te ciaro.

Yo te ciaro Ohio. Muy bonito.

Where did I leave my matches?

I thought they were on

The table there

By the way did you... ?

Do you have some cash for me

Beacouse you know I have to get a

Cab somewhere after here.

You know, i don't want to push you,

But... uh

You know I've got to go somewhere

There's something burning

In the kitchen

Did I put the peppers in?

 

I don't... uh... Oh dear...

Why are these people crowding

Round me in the street

You know you have to watch

Yourself, don't you?

Just a bit...

It's a bit of a commotion

It must be like that for you

A little bit

Nice meeteng you...

I have no regrets... but

I did feel a little bit bad

You know

It's kind of like.....

You know what it's like.

 

 

Lyrics by Annie Anxiety — Bandez.

Reproduced by permission EMI Music

 

 

WINDOWPANE

 

In the sky and in the eye and

In the sky and in the eye and...

If you want to touch the sky

Just put a window in your eye

See the sun and

See the rain

See the window

See the pain

See the sun and

See the rain

See the birds eye

See the brain

Ancient cities

Rise again

See microscopic

See world view

See the future

Leaking through

See the seashore and

See the sand

See the windows

In your hand.

See the Lie.

 

 

Blue Rats

Blue Rats (Blue Cheese Mix)

 

Blue rats, what's the matter?

Blue rats, pitter-patter

Blue rats, what's the matter?

Blue rats, pitter-patter

 

I'm waiting for the scratch

Of blue rats

Of blue rats

I'm waiting for the scratch

 

Scritch, scratch

Scritch, scratch

Scritch, scratch

 

I'm waiting for the scratch

Of blue rats

 

I'm waiting for the scratch

I'm waiting for the scratch

Scratch

Scratch

Scratch

Scratch

 

 

Broccoli

 

Wise words from the departing

Eat your greens, especially broccoli

Remember to say "thank you" for the things you haven't had

By working the soil we cultivate the sky

We embrace vegetable kingdom

The death of your father, the death of your mother

Is something you prepare for

All your life

All their life

 

(repeated over and over with the following changes)

 

The death of the father and the death of the mother

...

Wear sensible shoes and always say "thank you"

Especially for the things you never had

...

Is something you prepare for

All your life

All of your life

...

And enter the vegetable kingdom of our own heaven

...

By working the soil we cultivate good manners

Is to say "please" and "thank you"

Especially for the things you never had

...

And always say "thank you"

Especially for broccoli

 

 

The Dreamer is Still Asleep

 

Hush; may I ask you all for silence?

The dreamer is still asleep

May the goddess keep us from single vision

And Newton's sleep

 

The dreamer is still asleep

The dreamer is still asleep

He's inventing landscapes in their magnetic field

Working out a means of escape

We'll cut across the crop circles

 

The seer says no

Not much time left for these escape attempts

Look at it this way

In ten years' time

Who'll care? Who'll even remember?

One dies like that, deep within it

Almost inside it

It's there for a reason

 

I'll give you my old address

And take that little book

To tear and cut the paper

 

The beginning is also the end

Time defines it, time defines it

It will end

Like close friendship

Nothing could be further

We forget the space between people and things

Is empty

We forget, and don't notice the loss

 

Crossing into venerable degeneration

Such radiant pollution

The god with the silver hand surveys this vast contamination

The dreamer is still dreaming

The dreamer is still dreaming

 

In the heart of your heart

Your eye remains

Is that hurt you? Is that blister you call loveless?

Your whole life is a cold slow shock

Your whole life is a cold slow shock

 

Take all your time

Track the shabby shadow down

Through hissy mists of history

 

The dreamer is still dreaming

The dreamer is still dreaming

 

Hush; may I ask you all for silence?

Will he wake in time to catch the sunset?

Hush; may I ask you all for silent?

May I ask you all for silent?

 

 

Heartworms

 

Ooooh

There's too much blood in my alcohol

There's too much blood in my alcohol

There's too much blood in my alcohol

Ooooh

Demons generally enter in

Demons generally enter in through my ears

I don't like what I hear

I don't like what I hear

I don't like what I see

I don't like what I see

Ghosts vomit over me

Ghosts vomit over me

Ghosts vomit over me

Liars through my eyes

There's too much blood in my alcohol

There's too much blood in my alcohol

Can't get enough to numb me

Can't get enough to numb me

Can't get enough to numb me

Can't get enough to numb me

There's too much blood in my alcohol

There's too much blood in my alcohol

There's too much blood in my alcohol

Demons generally enter in through my ears

Demons generally enter in through my ears

Each beat feeds the heartworms

Each beat feeds the heartworms at the heart of me

At the heart of me

There's too much blood in my alcohol (Can't you get enough to numb me?)

There's too much blood in my alcohol (Can't get enough to numb me)

There's too much blood in my heart

In my heart (It's preventing coagulation)

I'm faithful that this stagnation's feeding my heartworms

Feeding the heartworms

The demons generally enter in through my ears

It all feels off of me

Ghosts vomit over me

Ghosts vomit over me

Ghosts vomit over me, over the old me

This knife's gonna make some young woman a fine husband

This knife's gonna make some young woman a fine husband

This knife's gonna make some young woman a fine husband

This knife's gonna make some young woman a fine husband

 

I Don't Want To Be The One

 

I don't want to be the one

When everyone has gone

When everyone is gone

I don't want to be the one

I don't want to be the one

 

I don't want to be the one

To see so far ahead

I have to live life looking back

To see the skies turn red

 

I don't want to be the one

To play this dangerous game

To find out why they came

 

I don't want to be the one

When everyone has gone

When everyone is gone

I don't want to be the one

I don't want to be the one

I don't want to be the one

 

 

Love's Secret Domain

Love's Secret Domain (Original Mix)

 

O rose, thou art sick

Seduce, let loose the vision and the void

Bloodsuckle and honey suck

O rose, thou art sick

O, the vision and the void

The bloodsickle cuts the honey suck

O rose, thou art sick

 

In little children's heavy heads

My dreams erupt while in my bed

Innocence is innocence is innocence is dripping red

In dreams I'll walk with you

In dreams I'll talk with you

In dreams you're mine

All of the time

 

Heads on fire and drunken lights

Oh, days devoured by hungry nights

In love's secret domain

This is mad love

Oh, this is mad love

In love's secret domain

 

Sweet tortures fly on mystery wings

Pure evil is when flowers sing

My heart, my heart, my heart is a rose

This is mad love

This is mad love

In love's secret domain

 

Give sanity a longer leash

But some of us have sharper teeth

In dreams, in dreams

In love's secret domain

 

In dreams I'll walk with you

In dreams I'll talk with you

In dreams

In dreams you're mine all the time

 

O rose, thou art sick

The invisible worm

The vision and the void

The bloodsickle cuts

And the honey sucks

O rose, thou art sick

Ugh!

 

 

Where Are You?

 

Where are you?

Are you hiding from me?

Are you still looking for things that no-one else can see?

 

Where are you?

Are you in some place that we cannot reach?

Are you bathing in moonlight or drowned on the beach?

 

Where are you?

Are you surrounded by things we cannot penetrate?

Is the cage you love the home you also hate?

 

Your fear of death attracts such strange objects

Smothering you, hiding you, don't let it spoil you

Show yourself so the others may see you

So the others may feed you

They want to be near you

 

If you can't get enough of your hypnotic injection

Then it's time to put an end to this invalid function

Poor little ghost boy

Let me be your human toy

 

Where are you?

No-one's seen you for years

Have your wounds grown wings? Are you feasting on fears?

I can see your dark corona is eating into you

You're surrounded by things we cannot penetrate

Is the cage you love the home you also hate?

Life lies with the scissors inside her

The surgeon was a butcher

All of us are wounded, anaesthetised in A&E

Numbed by stuff we should not see

Each of us lies bleeding

Our rivers intermingling

Poor little ghost boy

Let me be your human toy

 

I'll wrap my last kiss in a bandage

I'll wrap my last kiss in a bandage

I'll wrap my last kiss in a bandage

I'll wrap my last kiss in a bandage

 

 

Who By Fire

 

Originally performed by Leonard Cohen.

 

And who by fire? Who by water?

Who in the sunshine? Who in the night-time?

Who by high ordeal? Who by common trial?

Who in your merry merry month of May?

Who by very slow decay?

And who shall I say is calling?

 

And who in her lonely sleep? Who by barbiturate?

Who in these realms of love? Who by something blunt?

Who by avalanche, and who by powder?

Who for his greed, and who for his hunger?

And who shall I say is calling?

 

And who by brave assent? Who by accident?

Who in solitude, and who in this mirror?

Who by his lady's command? Who by his own hand?

Who in mortal chains? Who in power?

And who shall I say is calling?

 

 

 

Paranoid Inlay

 

Serenity is a problem

When you get this close to Heaven

But you really want to see

The wonders of the underworld

They caught Saint Peter's disease

As he rattled his keys

 

Serenity is a problem

Serenity is a problem

Such a paranoid inlay

Hand-painted, pain by numbers, just join the dots

 

Serenity is a problem

Serenity is a problem

Bloody British bulldozers

These vegetables are suicidal

 

It seems concussion suits you

It seems concussion suits you

 

Dear Diary, I must take risks

I must not be afraid of failure

What do I need to give up?

Crystalline ladders, shiny things, mirror-balls

 

On a clear day I can see forever

That the underworld is my oyster

 

 

Red Queen

 

The rapid speech before the main lyrics is a repeat of the first section ("Now you've absorbed ... gonna do?").

 

Now you've absorbed it into your system

Now that you've allowed it to be true

Now that you've neutralised it, made it safe, made it yours

Now that you've been photographed, recorded

What are you gonna do?

What are you gonna do?

 

Is it so unsafe when you are

Insecure in the space where you are?

Is it so, really so,

Is it more real?

Is it more yours?

Is it more yours?

Is it more real, for you,

Than it is for him or me?

And the people who perceive it

Repeat it, distort it, improve it, update it

Slightly change it

And these people believe it

And write it all up for you

And is it more real?

 

And is it more real?

Does it make it more yours,

Now you're recorded as having said it?

And being seen and done it

People have been seen to take notice

So empty

Is it so awful to be seen to feel and fail?

Overheard and noted to authenticate his story

An unsafe male trait

You know what they say

That empty vessels ring true, like bells

Make the most noise

The ink is still wet

In this case, the medium is not

 

Is it so unsafe when you are

Insecure in the space where you are?

Is it so, really so, unsafe you can't let

Let go?

Is it so unsafe when you are

Insecure in the space where you are?

 

What are you going to do if they don't believe you?

What are you going to do if they don't believe you?

What are you gonna do?

What are you going to do if they don't believe you?

What are you going to do if they don't believe you?

What are you going to do if they don't believe you?

What are you going to do if they don't believe you?

 

 

 

 

CREEDENCE

 

SUSIE Q

 

Oh Susie Q,

Oh Susie Q,

Oh Susie Q, baby I love you, Susie Q.

 

I like the way you walk,

I like the way you talk,

I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk, Susie Q.

 

solo

 

You say that you'll be true,

You say that you'll be true,

You say that you'll be true, baby I love you, Susie Q.

 

You say that you'll be mine,

You say that you'll be mine,

You say that you'll be mine, baby all the time, Susie Q.

 

Oh Susie Q,

Oh Susie Q,

Oh Susie Q baby I love you, Susie Q.

 

I like the way you walk,

I like the way you talk,

I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk, Susie Q.

 

 

CURRENT 93

 

COAL BLACK SMITH

 

O She look'd out of the window
White as any milk;
But He look'd into the window
As black as any silk.

Chorus:
Hulloa, hulloa, hulloa, hulloa,
You coal black smith!
You have done me no harm
You never shall change my maiden name
That I have kept so long;
I'd rather die a maid.
Yes, but then she said,
And be buried all in my grave
Than I'd have such a
nasty, husky, dusky, musty, fusky
coal black smith
A maiden I will die.

Then she became a duck,
A duck all on the stream;
And he became a water dog
And fetch'd her back again.

Then she became a hare,
A hare upon the plain;
And he became a greyhound dog
And fetch'd her back again.

Then she became a fly;
A fly all in the air;
And he became a spider
And fetch'd her to his lair.

(And she became a corpse,
A corpse all In the ground
And he became the cold grey clay
And smothered her all around)

 

?Tree

 

 

Fields of rape (sightless return)

 

in a foreign land

in a foreign town

reaping time had come

 

we fall back into

fields of rape

my love

 

and this was the way

and those were the horrors

as father went reaping

 

he falls back into

fields of rape

my love

 

crushed crushed crushed

you stand there grinning

crushed crushed crushed

you stand there laughing

 

you fall back info

fields of rape

my child

 

in a foreign land

in a foreign town

reaping time shall come

 

 

 

The fall of Christopher Robin

 

christopher robin, is saying his prayers

but no one is up there, nobody cares

christopher robin, he prayes to the lord

for the starving young children, for the old and the cold

christopher robin, he falls to his knees

wailing and crying alone in the night

 

christopher robin, his face wet with tears

i'm praying to jesus, i hope that he hears

christopher robin, he does what he's told

christopher's a darling, his heart glistens like gold

christopher robin, his soul is confused

good and evil start to struggle and virtue loses

christopher robin, face to face with foe

all over the world he sees evil win and so

 

christopher has a secret, one that he mustn't tell

he's drawn up a contract with the devil in hell

christopher was greedy, christopher was bad

he sold his soul to satan, boy will he be sad

christopher robin has a familiar

chrisopher had a vision, into the abyss he saw

christopher robin never wanted to die

the devil promised him sweeties, but the devil lied

 

christopher robin, his face wet with tears

i'm praying to jesus, i hope that he hears

christopher robin, he does what he's told

christopher's a darling, his heart glistens like gold

christopher robin, his soul is confused

good and evil start to struggle and virtue loses

christopher robin, face to face with foe

all over the world he sees evil win and so

 

christopher's on a journey, he shall not return

in life he liked praying, now he's gonna burn

christopher robin, he falls down the stairs

his nightshirt ripped open, his flesh torn and bear

christopher robin, he's confined in his bed

locked up in the darkness, alone til he's dead

satan is patient, he's always got time

now christopher's a patient, as he in hospital lies

 

christopher robin, his face wet with tears

i'm praying to jesus, i hope that he hears

christopher robin, he does what he's told

christopher's a darling, his heart glistens like gold

christopher robin, his soul is confused

good and evil start to struggle and virtue loses

christopher robin, face to face with foe

all over the world he sees evil win and so

 

each tale has a message, we all must agree

all children who start praying, will burn in eternity

 

christopher robin, tsk tsk tsk

what a life

never thought it would come to this

he called on proof

he called on proof

and dungeons and dragons were his only joy

christopher robin, what did you get into?

and where will you go in hell?

burning and praying in a lake of fire

with all those other sinners

fingers burned, christopher robin

and there will not be another time

 

Hitler as Kalki

 

these are the dregs

of the last grains of the age

it may be the hourglass of earth covering earth

but not in Betlehem

not in Jerusalem

not in Chorazaim

and not in Bethsaida

we will not again see

God humbled on an ass

                                but see

see

on a white horse he comes

blazing sword in burning hand

lo, i am become death

the destroyer of worlds

his hands are backed up

they're straining at his neck

what colour shall we rank in him?

what face shall we deliver him?

there may be the black dog

there may be the white dog

Hitler comes as Kalki

Hitler comes as Kalki

Kalki comes as Hitler

Kalki comes as Hitler

teeth teeth teeth teeth

 

but meaningless lights still hold our attention

we think that the holy books are written in blood and fire

but what if it's water?

the fires turned to blood

the bloods turned to water

and the waters turned to what?

milk?  piss?  lies?  dust?

Hitler comes as Kalki

Kalki comes as Hitler

everything becomes emptiness

but goes through fire

secret mother (gsang yum chen mo)

secret father (gsans yab chen po)

 

Hitler becomes Kalki

Kalki becomes Hitler

the white horse and red horse

Christ twists on the cross

Hitler smiles in the guttering rubble

he brings not peace but a sword

but maybe the ocean roars immaculate

maybe the stars fall incomprehensible

oh these all tell me

oh these all spell to me

Hitler as Kalki

Kalki as Hitler

 

where's your God now?

i'll point out his varied forms to you

one he hangs on the end of a tree

two he's nailed to the arms of this selfsame tree

and three he spins, he spins and soars and laughs through space

ah, one day the world sees

oh, one day the world sees

Hitler as Kalki

God as Kalki

 

and he lies matted

half in time and half in space

through the rising incense smoke

i see him in a crowded room

i see him crossing the mountain range

if we see man at his most bloody

if we see man at his most base

shall we point then and there

this is reality, this is his nature

oh, what makes the pain more real than the joy?

both are so mingled now and muddied together

to pull them apart

we butcher the essence and cripple its meaning

 

God is on the cross

or three gods perhaps

if they are all one

neither coming nor going

neither waning nor waxing

but immense in their unity

matter and space

he rides between the spaces

and he rides between the pain

in the secret heart of becoming

in the secret modes of darkness

his eyes are now shuttered windows

oh, man man man man

man with his claws and his lies

with his peace and his pain

with his love and his sorrow

with his candle of hope that stutters and dies

no liberation through hearing

when the sound of the worlds collapsing

deafens deafens deafens our ears

and pierces our hearts

 

Hitler as Kalki

Kalki as Hitler

rolling and roaring

swooping and soaring

exultant and trembling

sorrow sorrow sorrow

where the eagle flies

where the eagle shudders

where the eagle drops

where the eagle plummets

all things merging dissolving

then stars collapse

the vortex commences in space

the rubble collects

the debris gathers

time starts to shiver

my heart's blood

 

if i dissolve into your body

if i hoped to find

white light in your soul

if together we fall into forever

would we not notice the turbulence

that no longer waits?

 

first he comes from on a hill

then he's running throughout the town

then he stands

devoid of peace

devoid of place

devoid of pity

 

oh, my dear Christ

carried broken from sad brown earth

teeth teeth teeth teeth teeth teeth teeth teeth teeth

Hitler as Kalki

Hitler as Kalki

Kalki as Hitler

Hitler as Kalki

Hitler as Kalki

 

 

All the pretty little horsies

 

hush-a-bye

don't You cry

go to sleepy little baby

go to sleepy little baby

when You wake

you shall have

all the pretty little horsies

all the pretty little horsies

 

blacks and bays

dapples and greys

all the pretty little horsies

 

way down yonder in the meadow lies a poor little lamby

bees and butterflies flitting round his eyes

poor little thing is crying "Mammy"

 

go to sleep

don't you cry

rest your head upon the clover

rest your head upon the clover

in your dreams

you shall ride

while your Mammy's watching over

 

blacks and bays

and dapples and greys

all the pretty little horsies

all the pretty little horsies

all the pretty little horsies

 

 

A Gothic Love Song

 

i'm clicking your fingers for a gothic twilight

that actually existed just in your head

your fingernails painted black or bloodred

i forget

and your fake-leather volumes jabbering on hell

manifest decadence was what you hoped to exhale

your eyes tried so hard to glitter

 

a star-snuffing black so you opened your books

and you opened your legs and so opened your heart

and let in the badness you claimed as your friend

 

with un-angels hovering like flies around the orchard

that had covered your soul their empire increasing

and your country deserted by your self

 

the bells of st. mary call us to remember that life is with end

and the gestures can kill us moreover destroy

and there is one judgment only

 

your letters came daily in french or in german

but they meant to me nothing i caught the slow chords

and dry ice fogging your mind

 

i see all too clearly now why you could be discarded

and though i could pray for you i probably shan't

having had my cup filled up with your lies and your make-up

 

you were nothing thinking you're something

 

and nonetheless i still write this gothic love song

a sign to myself and the memory of my past

i still write this gothic love song

a sign to myself and the memory of my past

and a way to shut out your face

 

 

(Soft Black Stars)

 

little children snuggle under soft black stars

and if you look into their eyes soft black stars

deliver them from the book and the letter and the word

and let them read the silence bathed in soft black stars

let them trace the raindrops under soft black stars

let them follow whispers and scare away the night

let them kiss the featherbreath of soft black stars

and let them ride their horses licked by the wind and the snow

and tip-toe into twilight where we all one day will go

caressed with tendrils and with no fear at all

their faces shining river gold washed with soft black stars

and angels' wings shall soothe their cares

and all the birds shall sing at dawn

blessed and wet with joy

you and i will meet one day

under a nightsky lit by soft black stars

 

 

Good morning, great Moloch

 

good morning, great Moloch

bright nothing

sunflower

selling your peacocks

at the corner of sight

 

good evening, bloodmother

far-off

and broken

a nexus

a typhon

a walker on stilts

 

shipdreaming

and arctic

a polar explorer

a seagull

and seahorse

crossbred

and unborn

 

good morning, great Moloch

great silence

burntriver

driving home darkness

at the close of the day

 

good evening, bloodfather

smudged by the twilight

made iridescent

by the tongue of the sea

 

quicksleeping

equator

a patchwork

of terrors

bound up in brightness

from swallowing gold

 

 

The magical bird in the magical woods

 

i saw the slot of the sun

the final cut of the sun

start like a hare

over the shoddy grey walls

i saw you dimple and crease

and turn a card from the pack

by your bed

as though swords, cups, discs and wands

might tumble into your head

and give you a glimmer of something profound

but your gods made no sound

the gods made no sound

your gods made no sound

you were cartwheel and sommersault

but not at your ease

i was not at my ease

as through unfolding vistas

of dullness and deadness

i saw the metal buckets

fatigued and buckled

with nimbus of rustflowers

in sheds by the lake

i was already falling and fallen and lost

and it was not at your cost

and i was not at my ease

and it was not at your cost

by aimless pools with no surprise

i counted the flickerings of your eyes

and saw the magical bird

in the magical woods

fly over the hills

and far away

from the sea it's you i see

by the glowing seashore it was you that i saw:

the magical bird in the magical woods

 

 

Immortal bird

 

what drives us on?

what drives us on?

 

i left something of myself in you

fourscore, twenty, thirty

in your body and in your flesh

in your vault of skin

i was nothing for you

but the shadow of another love

that one day for you

would shift the skies

to pastures blue

streaked with passing and loss

tortoise green in my eyes

from the moss of my past

you arise

and lightly then i saw you smile

with ivory throat and ivory eyes

at night i catch you before i sleep

and if i died before i wake

i prayed that you my heart might keep

i cannot hold your tunnelled eyes

near my heart any longer

all this love is nothing truly:

mist of moons' breath

grit of evening

the grass was green (i now recall)

before my own particular fall

i saw we were both really

masks on nothing

(the moonlight sweeping over northern beaches)

all the trees stand stripped

just silhouttes of memories

at night i have started to dream of you:

your eyes are wide

and shot through with seablue

 

 

DEAD KENNEDYS:

 

@SONG: TOO DRUNK TO FUCK

 

Went to a party

I danced all night

I drank 16 beers

And I started up a fight

 

But now I'm jaded

You're out of luck

I'm rolling down the stairs

Too drunk to fuck

 

Too drunk to fuck

Too drunk to fuck

Too drunk

To fuck

I'm too drunk, too drunk, too drunk

To fuck

 

I like your stories

I like your gun

Shooting out cop tires

Sounds like loads and loads of fun

 

But in my room

Wish you were dead

You ball like the baby

In Eraserhead

 

Too drunk to fuck

Too drunk to fuck

Too drunk

To fuck

It's all I need right now

Too drunk to fuck

 

Too drunk to fuck

Too drunk to fuck

Too drunk

To fuck

I'm sick soft gooey and cold

Too drunk to fuck

 

I'm about to drop

My head's a mess

The only salvation is

I'll never see you again

 

You give me head

It makes it worse

Take out your fuckin' retainer

Put it in your purse

 

Too drunk to fuck

You're too drunk to fuck

Too drunk

To fuck

It's all I need right now Oh baby

I'm melting like an ice cream bar

Oh baby

 

And now I got diarrhea

Too drunk to fuck

Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah

Oooohhh...

 

 

@SONG: CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES

 

I am governor Jerry Brown

My aura smiles and never frowns

Soon I will be president

 

Carter power will soon go away

I will be Fuhrer one day

I will command all of you

Your kids will meditate in school

Your kids will meditate in school

 

California Uber alles

California Uber alles

Uber alles California

Uber alles California

 

Zen fascists will control you

Hundred percent natural

You will jog for the master race

And alway wear the happy face

 

Close your eyes, can't happen here

Big bro' on white horse is near

The hippies won't come back you say

Mellow out or you will pay

Mellow out or you will pay

 

California Uber alles

California Uber alles

Uber alles California

Uber alles California

 

Now it is 1984

Knock knock at your front door

It's the suede denim secret police

They have come for your uncool niece

 

Come quietly to the camp

You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp

Don't you worry it's only a shower

For your clothes here's a pretty flower

 

Die on organice poison gas

Serpents eggs already hatched

You will croak you little clown

When you mess with president Brown

When you mess with president Brown

 

California Uber alles

California Uber alles

Uber alles California

Uber alles California

 

 

@SONG: HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA

 

So you've been to school for a year or two

And you know you've seen it all

In daddy's car thinkin' you'll go far

Back east you type don't crawl

Play ethnicky jazz to parade your snazz

On you five grand stereo

Braggin' that you know how the niggers feel the cold

And the slum's got so much soul

 

It's time to taste what you most fear

Right Guard will not help you here

Brace yourself, my dear

Brace yourself, my dear

 

It's a holiday in Cambodia

It's tough kid, but it's life

It's a holiday in Cambodia

Don't foget to pack a wife

 

You're a star-belly sneech you suck like a leech

You want everyone to act like you

Kiss ass while you bitch so you can get rich

But your boss gets richer off you

Well you'll work harder with a gun in your back

For a bowl of rice a day

Slave for soldiers 'til you starve

Then you head is skewered on a stake

 

Now you can go where people are one

Now you can go where they get things done

What you need, my son...

What you need, my son...

 

Is a holiday in Cambodia

Where people dress in black

A holiday in Cambodia

Where you'll kiss ass or crack

 

Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot etc.

 

And it's a holiday in Cambodia

Where you'll what you're told

A holiday in Cambodia

Where the slum's got so much soul

 

 

@SONG: I FOUGHT THE LAW (AND I WON)

 

Drinkin' beer in the hot sun

I fought the law and I won

I fought the law and I won

 

I needed sex and I got mine

I fought the law and I won

I fought the law and I won

 

The law don't mean shit if you've got the right friends

That's how this country's run

Twinkies are the best friend I've ever had

I fought the law and I won

I fought the law and I won

 

I blew George & Harvey's brains out with my six-gun

I fought the law and I won

I fought the law and I won

 

Gonna write my book and make a million

I fought the law and I won

I fought the law and I won

 

I'm the new folk hero of the Ku Klux Klan

My cop friends think that's fine

You can get away with murder if you've got a badge

I fought the law and I won

I fought the law and I won

I fought the law and I won

I am the law

So I won

 

 

@SONG: SATURDAY NIGHT HOLOCAUST

 

There's a prefab building and a funny smell

Around the hill outside of town

Every now and then we wonder

But we shrug our shoulders

And get back to work...

 

There's a railroad there and trains go by

And there's people locked in cattle cars

And have you noticed

The french fries at the A&W

Taste a little strange?

 

I drive down to the disco

Pompadour and pink lamme

I bow and blow the doorman

He parts the chain, says join the game

 

A quick line in the girls' room

To the bar for the electrodes

A coin into the right slit

Tape my temple, watch me go

 

Blacks are banned, 'cept on the records

O' life's a cabaret

Like Berlin, 1930

All I crave is my escape

 

Now I want your perfect Barbie-doll lips

And I wnat your perfect Barbie-doll eyes

Slip my fingers down your Barbie-doll dress

Up and down your Spandex ass

 

If I lit a match to you

You'd melt before my eyes

C'mere my pretty glow-worm

You look so fine to dance with me

 

The fly-eye lights a-throbbin'

I'm burning up the floor

Whirling twirling

Close my eyes

No faces judging me

 

But I want your perfect Barbie-doll lips

And I wnat your perfect Barbie-doll eyes

Slip my fingers down your Barbie-doll dress

Up and down your Spandex ass

 

A Hitler youth in jogging suit

Smiling face banded 'round his arm

Says 'Line up, you've got work to do

We need dog food for the poor'

 

A scream bleats out, we're herded into lines

Customized vans wait outside

I'm getting scared of my new home

To Auschwitz Condominiums we go

 

Oh no

But I want your perfect Barbie-doll lips

And I want your perfect Barbie-doll eyes

Let my fingers down your dress

One more time...

 

 

DEATH IN JUNE

 

Rose Clouds Of Holocaust

 

Rose Clouds of Holocaust

Rose Clouds of Flies

Rose Clouds of Bitter

Bitter, Bitter Lies

 

And When The Angels

Of Ignorance

Fall Down From Your Eyes

Rose Clouds of Holocaust

Rose Clouds of Lies.......

 

Rose Clouds of

Twilight Truth

Rose Clouds of Night

Rose Clouds of Harvested

(Love, All Alight)

 

And When The Ashes of Life

Fall Down From The Skies

Rose Clouds of Holocaust

Rose Clouds of Lies.....

 

And Festivals End

As Festivals Must

From The Hooded Crows of Rome

To The Falcons of Zagreb

Oh, Mother Victim of Jesus

Lie Down in Sydney's Dust

For Festivals End

As Festivals Must

 

 

Hullo Angel

 

Well, Hullo Angel

A Gift and a Smile

Well, Hullo Angel

As We walk a Crooked mile

And a Twisted Man

Leans on twisted sticks

With children's laughter

Hanging from swings

 

Well, Hullo Angel

And the skipping rope turns

Whilst little bodies twist

In carousel swerves

 

Well, Hullo Angel

It's the End of The World

 

Well, Hullo Angel

At the End of your Tether

 

Well, Hullo Angel

Time for Sleep

 

Well, Hullo Angel

Time for Prayers

 

That which is Falling

Should also be Pushed

That which is Crawling

Should also be Crushed!

 

 

Fall Apart

 

And if I wake from dreams

Shall I fall in pastures

Will I wake the darkness

Shall we torch the earth

 

And if I wake from dreams

Shall we find the emptiness

And break the silence

That will stop our hearts

 

And if I wake from dreams

Shall we cry together

For their howling echoes

And restart the night

 

And why did you say that things shall fall

And fall and fall and fall and fall apart

And why did you say that things shall fall

And fall and fall and fall and fall apart

 

And shall I wake from dreams

For the glory of nothing

For the cracking of the sun

For the crawling down of lies

 

And if we fall from dreams

Shall we push them to darkness

And stare into the howling

And clambor into night

 

And if I fall from dreams

All my prayers are silenced

To Love is to Lose

And to Lose is to Die

 

And why did you say that things shall fall

And fall and fall and fall and fall apart

And why did you say that things shall fall

And fall and fall and fall and fall apart

And why did you say that things shall fall

And fall and fall and fall and fall apart

And why did you say that things shall fall

And fall and fall and fall and fall apart

 

And why did you say that things shall fall

 

 

Giddy Giddy Carousel

 

Our Love is

Our Love is

Beyond Fulfilment

Beyond Despair

The Ultimate Faith

The Ultimate Betrayal

And Europa has Burned

And will Burn Again

 

Giddy Giddy Carousel

Giddy Giddy Carousel

 

The blood of His Dreams

The Dreams of This Youth

For the Master-Slave

For the One-Step Men

The Right of Confession

The Rites of Confusion

Expect no more

This Love Burns Life

 

Giddy Giddy Carousel

Giddy Giddy Carousel

 

 

 

 

Luther's Army

 

Like Luther's Army

And Able's Brother

I Woke to Find

Only to Smother

An Angel Fat

At Satan's Feast

Where Falsehood, Childhood, and

Loneliness Cease

 

Delicate Like Grief

I Am Rapist Well-Heeled

Double the Echo of Silence

Like a Dusty Dead Rose

Contaminate With Neglect

Every Little Heart

Should End Up Broken

And Shrouded by Fog

 

Like Luther's Army

And Able's Brother

I Woke to Find

Only to Smother

An Angel Fat

At Satan's Feast

Where Falsehood, Childhood, and

Loneliness Cease

 

Asleep in The Stubble of Autumn

The Pain was Calvary

Our Living on Empty!

The Dead of It-

The Dread of It-

 

Like Luther's Army.........

 

 

Little Black Angel

 

Black angel, black angel

As you grow up

I want you to drink

From the plenty cup

My little black angel

My little black angel as years roll by

I want you to fly with wings held high

I want you to live by the justice code

I want you to burn down freedom's road

My little black angel

Oh lie away, oh lie away sleeping

Lie away safe in my arms

Your father, you future protects you

And locks you safe from all harm

Little black angel I feel so glad

You'll never have things I never had

When out of men's hearts all hate has gone

It's better to die than forever live on

My little black angel...

 

Ku Ku Ku

 

Open up you mind

And ku ku ku, baby

And time will stand still for you

Seize the end of time

And ku ku ku, baby

See, it will be mine

And ku ku ku, baby

I will bleed into the blind

So ku ku ku, baby

And time will stand still for you

Open up you mind

And ku ku ku, baby...

 

 

She Said Destroy

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

Like Jackals Howling

Like Flowers Unfolding

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

The Banners In Tatters

The Virgin Has Blessed

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

As If Seeking There

Hope's Bloody Prey

The Dead Dog Sinking

Turning and Turning

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

The Bodies Collapsed

Swollen With Gas

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

In The Hovels and Gutters

Her Face To The Storm

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

Still Broken, Still Bleeding

The Crack of The Neck

The Gut Shriek of Thunder

The Blood Call of Lightning

 

She Said Destroy, In Black New York...

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

Like Jackals Howling

Like Flowers Unfolding

 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

The Virgin Has Blessed

The Call of The Beast

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

As If Seeking There

Hope's Bloody Prey

The Dead Dog Sinking

Turning and Turning

 

She Said Destroy in Black New York....

 

 

CATHEDRAL OF TEARS Featured on :

- Cathedral of tears (CD)

- Cathedral of tears (EP)

- Disc-riminate

 

 

In this cathedral of tears

We shall tear your heart

Into pieces of emotion

And only dreams can redeem your life

Where only dreams have received your life

 

Overwhelm me

With nothing

But nothing

And nothing

Overwhelm me

With nothing

But nothing

And nothing

 

Never before this thrill, this motif

Never before this vision, this salvation

And never again this past and this future

But I cannot right what I have done wrong

 

And we'll never return to where we have gone but I cannot right what I have done wrong

And we'll never return to where we have gone but I cannot right what I have done wrong

And we'll never return to where we have gone but I cannot right what I have done wrong

 

Nothing and nothing but nothing and nothing

 

 

Little Blue Batterfly

 

black sun dying

black sun rising

is this impure

is this impure?

 

shadow of locust

this is beast

shadow of locust

this is at least

the slow descent of autumn

into the butcher garden

 

black sun dying

black sun rising

is this impure

is this impure?

 

children, it's midnight

it's time, we've come

hand in hand

on earth, in hell

sick or well

we're bleeding - all over - the world

you and me

on land and sea

in life, in dreams

or, so it seems

new beginnings

new ends

it's obvious

it's him

the deafening

beautiful

silence...

of sin!

 

 

Kameradschaft

 

are you close to

or far from your conscience?

as the petals of life

decay

"ignorance is bliss"

the sad remiss

to the clarion call

of today

 

(see how it burns)

 

but, we struggle in wyrd with amusement

and, contempt for all that holds

sway

are you close to

or far from your conscience?

is the question I ask

today

 

(see how they run)

 

kameradschaft!

 

are you close to

or far from your conscience?

as their reason for life

fades away

petty beliefs - petty platitudes

all ring hollow day

 

are you close to

or far from your conscience?

as the blossom of life

drifts away

are you close to

or far from your conscience?

is the question I ask today

 

kameradschaft!

 

every angel knows

the congress of liberty

the sadness and smiles

of our memories

with this - we let go

our lady of the snows

 

kameradschaft!

 

are you close to

or far from your conscience?

as their meaning in life

dies away

are you close to

or far from your conscience?

the question I ask today

 

kameradschaft!

 

 

POWER HAS A FRAGRANCE Featured on :

- Take care & control

 

 

this bondage

it has no charms

silence and evil weigh down my arms

we know our god

by the things he creates

life, beauty, but most of all hate

 

tell me your torment

on unholy ground

think of the times

life turned around

power has a fragnance

how kreepy it krawls

power has a fragnance

let loose wehrwolves

 

this bondage

it has no charms

silence and evil weigh down my arms

we know our gods

by the things they create

life, beauty, but most of all hate

 

 

WINTER EAGLE Featured on :

- Operation Hummingbird

 

Cemetery with lights

Mother night

Buried universe

At midnight

The slicing of flesh

Ever thinner

Buried universe

Dimmer and dimmer

Amnesia, agenda

Pagan slave

Thrown to illusion

Dead, the brave

Away from the placenta

Jagged roof high

We drop into holes

Bittersweet! Die!

Eternal damnation

Seems so far from me

A shadow of thrones

Unholy

Black coals for a heart?

Life never be

Each passage of time

Each different country

Cemetery with lights

Mother night

Buried universe

At midnight

The slicing of flesh

Ever thinner

Buried universe

Dimmer and dimmer.......

 

 

ALL PIGS MUST DIE

 

All Pigs Must Die

This ain't August '69

All Pigs Must Die

7 & 7 - Sieg Heil - Sublime!

 

Their trotters are in the mud

They're better off with the Son of God

They had no idea

Not even close, not even near

All Pigs Must Die

This ain't August '69

All Pigs Must Die

7 & 7 - Sieg Heil - Sublime!

 

All Pigs Must Die

This is August '99 (That was August '99)

All Pigs Must Die

Their stolen riches are really mine

Cover their faces in blood

They're better off with the Son of God

All Pigs Must Die

This is August '99

The Law of The Claw will make them mine

 

["This ain't August '69" wydaje sie odnosic do serii morderstw Tate-Labianca, dokonanych przez Rodzine Charlesa Mansona. Jednoczesnie jest to nawiazanie do piosenki Blue Oyster Cult pt."This Ain't  The Summer Of Love", ktora mozna uslyszec w wykonaniu Current 93. Jesli  "7 & 7" to prawidlowe tlumaczenie, to najwyrazniej wiaze sie to z piosenka pod tym samym tytulem, autorstwa jednego z ulubionych zespolow Douglasa P., legendy z lat 60'tych - Love. I ostatnia sprawa: "The Law of The Claw", czyli prawo pazura, Lex Talionis, termin uzywany przez Aleistera Crowleya oraz Antona Szandora La Vey'a. Manson znal dziela obydwu, byl tez podobno czlonkiem Kosciola Szatana.]

 

 

TICK TOCK Featured on :

- All pigs must die

- Something is coming

 

"This is a story about people who like to waste time...

waste my time, waste your time, waste their time;

but time is against them. Time is everyone's master, including them..."

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock

3 piggies standing in the dock

Their pockets all empty and bare

Their futures, their homes, nowhere.

 

Auf wiedersehen...

 

Do vdjenja...

 

With egos they decide to lead

With stupidity they ooze and bleed

What comfort they could have had

Is now gone and up for grabs

 

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock

3 piggies standing in the dock

Their snouts all bloody and red

They should have said goodbye instead.

 

Ciao!

Auf Wiedersehn!

Arrivederci piggie!

 

 

WE SAID DESTROY II Featured on :

- All Pigs Must die

- Something Is coming

 

 

"This is a story about 3 little piggies. 3 little piggies who never went to market, especially on a Friday afternoon when they stayed at home and let other people bring home the bacon. And they still do! But the rashers get thinner and thinner, and life's knives get sharper and sharper..."

 

 

This milchcow has given its last pound of flesh

Their coffers, once full, will be emptiness

A curse for a night time, a curse for a lifetime

3 months have gone, and 6 months are due-time

Threatening squeals, it's shut up and pay time

For three little piggies, wither and decay time

 

Happy greet, happy meat, but better happy to goodbye time

The 3 months have gone, it's 6 months to pay time

As we have seen the Guilty have no Pride

But, their lies do lead to their own suicide.

This milchcow has given it's last pound of flesh

young coffins will fill their hearts' emptiness.

 

Now you have seen, I can't help but grin

My angels are coming from deep within!

Now you have heard, I can't help but grin

My demons are coming from deep within!

 

Die piggie, die... bye bye!

 

 

THE ENEMY WITHIN Featured on :

- All pigs must die

- Something is coming

 

 

These are strange days for you, me, and Germany

These are strange days we find ourselves in

These are strange days for you, me, and Germany

But, we have Honour, and with that we (we'll) win!

I had a fight with 3 piggies

Your enemy seems to be within

These are strange days for you, me, and Germany

But, we struggle, and together we'll win!

 

These are strange days for you, me, and Germany

The storm clouds are gathered and gray

These are strange days for you, me, and Germany

So we find ourselves here today.

 

Snakes and devils surround us

Friends are few and rare indeed

Pig upon pig-dog will hound us

But, we get stronger as they inbreed.

 

 

DEEP PURPLE

 

BLOODSUCKER

 

Gotta black breast Chinese eyes

Got an English brain that's gonna make me wise

Got a long story that I gonna tell

To a rhythm I know so well

Really got a lot of lovin' that I wanna give

Baby, I'm a mystery but you know I gotta live

I tried another but she didn't want to know

 

Take a hold now if you can

Take a lesson from a hard lovin' man

I'm a long way from where I wanna go

Guess I'll stay a while I really love you so

How's about another sip of all that wine you got

Take a tip from me and give it here I'll drink the lot

I'm not a winey I'm a puttin' on a show

 

You really grab me but I've gotta move

Before they know I'm here and spread the news

Maybe in a while when I've moved around

I can find a way to pay you back your twenty pounds

Really got a lot of lovin' that I wanna give

Baby, I'm a mystery but you know I gotta live

I tried another but she didn't want to know

 

 

CHILD IN TIME

 

Sweet child in time

You'll see the line

The line that's drown

Between the good and the bad

See the blind man

Shouting at the world

Bullets flying taking toll

If you'd been bad

Oh Lord I bet you have

And you've not been hit by flying lead

You'd better close your eyes

And bow your head

And wait for the ricochet

 

 

 

INTO THE FIRE

 

Take the trouble to decide the things you do

Will not be the things that don't appeal to you

See the mess you're making can't you see your faking

Gonna make it hard for you

You're gonna into the fire

 

Turn on the mandrake that was given to you

See if you can make it like the others do

Feel the blood aknocking when you're finger popping

Gonna make it hard for you

You're gonna into the fire

 

Stop your bleeding mind before it's over and done

Listen very closely to the message I've sung

Feel the blood aknocking when you're finger popping

Gonna get a message through

You're gonna into the fire

 

 

DEMON'S EYE

 

I don't mind just what you say

I never heard you baby

Never heard you any way

I don't care what to do

A'just so long as it ain't me and you

Sly, sly like a demon's eye

 

Everything's good

Everything's fine

You don't know

It's the end of your time

How does it feel

To be turned away

I've known it baby

Yeah almost every day

Sly, sly like a demon's eye

 

Don't need you anymore

Don't want you baby

Hanging round my door

You slip and slide

Around my brain

You think you're so clever

But you know you're insane

Sly, sly like a demon's eye

 

 

ANYONE'S DAUGHTER

 

Well I stood under your bedroom window throwing up a brick

No one came - I throw one more

That really did the trick

Your daddy came and banged my head

He said: "What kind of men

Is this that's hanging 'round my girl?"

And threw me in the can

You're a farmer's daughter

You're a farmer's daughter

Why do I always have a kind of girl I didn't ought to get

I won't get no more eggs and water

Now I've laid the farmer's daughter

 

Imagine I was a full-grown man and I can talk just right

Could I come and see you here

And do this every night?

Wham! The door comes crashing down

Your daddy's face all pale

Says: "Come with me you hairy bum

I'll put you in my jail"

You're a judge's daughter

You're a judge's daughter

Why do I always have a kind of girl I didn't ought to get

Now I'm getting jail and torture

'Cause I made the judge's daughter

(Yes, I did, it was nice)

 

Seems they're screaming law and order

When I'm going with anyone's daughter

 

Woman I should like some peace

And daddy holds your tongue

I think you're gonna die of fright

When I tell you what I've done

I can hear your tales and lies

You say I'm dumb and scraggy

But man this dumb and scraggy is your daughter's baby's daddy

She's a lucky daughter

She's a lucky daughter

Why do I always have a kind of girl

I didn't ought to get

Now I've got what I always fought far

'Cause I've married a rich man's daughter

 

 

FOOLS

 

I'm crying... I'm dying...

I can see what's wrong with me

It's in my head

I can see what's gonna be

As I live in my bed

Man is not my brotherhood

I am of the dead

I died as I lived as I loved and was born

On some distant hill

The reasons to hide were the reasons I cried

Fools pass laughing still

 

There can be bad blood in all

And I can see

It's in my brain

You don't know the pain I feel

As I must live again

Rocks and stones can't bruise my soul

But tears will leave a stain

They smile to themselves as they lay down my head

On some distant hill

The blind and the child sweep a tear from their eye

Fools smile as they kill

I got my own way to go and now I want

To take your mind

I believe if you could see

The blood between the lines

I believe that you could be

A better kind

Please lead the way so the unborn can play

On some greener hill

Laugh as the flames eat their burning remains

Fools die laughing still

 

 

LAZY

 

You're lazy you just stay in bed

You're lazy just stay in bed

You don't want no money

You don't want no bread

 

If you're drowning you don't clutch no straw

You don't want to live

You don't want to cry no more

 

Well my trying ain't done no good

I said my trying ain't done no good

You don't make no effort no not like you should

 

Lazy you just stay in bed

You don't want no money

You don't want no bread

 

 

DONOVAN

 

? Season of the witch

 

 

THE DOORS

 

Break on through

You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day
Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side, yeah
We chased our pleasures here
Dug our treasures there
But can you still recall
The time we cried
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Yeah!
C'mon, yeah
Everybody loves my baby
Everybody loves my baby
She get
She get
She get
She get high
I found an island in your arms
Country in your eyes
Arms that chain us
Eyes that lie
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through, oww!
Oh, yeah!
Made the scene
Week to week
Day to day
Hour to hour
The gate is straight
Deep and wide
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through X4
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

 

Soul kitchen

Well, the clock says it's time to close now
I guess I'd better go now
I'd really like to stay here all night
The cars crawl past all stuffed with eyes
Street lights share their hollow glow
Your brain seems bruised with numb surprise
Still one place to go
Still one place to go
Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen
Warm my mind near your gentle stove
Turn me out and I'll wander baby
Stumblin' in the neon groves
Well, your fingers weave quick minarets
Speak in secret alphabets
I light another cigarette
Learn to forget, learn to forget
Learn to forget, learn to forget
Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen
Warm my mind near your gentle stove
Turn me out and I'll wander baby
Stumblin' in the neon groves
Well the clock says it's time to close now
I know I have to go now
I really want to stay here
All night, all night, all night

 

Alabama song

( Brecht )

Well, show me the way, To the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why
Show me the way, To the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why
For if we don't find, The next whiskey bar
I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die
Oh, moon of Alabama, We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whiskey, oh, you now why
Oh, moon of Alabama
We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whiskey, oh, you now why
Well, show me the way, To the next little girl
Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why
Show me the way, To the next little girl
Oh, don't ask why, Oh, don't ask why
For if we don't find, The next little girl
I tell you we must die, I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die
Oh, moon of Alabama, We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whiskey, oh, you now why

 

 

Light my fire

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire X2
Try to set the night on fire
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire X2
Try to set the night on fire, yeah
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire X2
Try to set the night on fire, yeah
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire X2
Try to set the night on fire X4

 

The End

This is the end, Beautiful friend
This is the end, My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again
Can you picture what will be, So limitless and free
Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand
In a...desperate land
Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane, All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah
There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the King's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold
The west is the best, The west is the best
Get here, and we'll do the rest
The blue bus is callin' us, The blue bus is callin' us
Driver, where you taken' us
The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he
Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
He walked on down the hall, and
And he came to a door...and he looked inside
Father, yes son, I want to kill you
Mother...I want to...fuck you
C'mon baby, take a chance with us X3
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, On a blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, C'mon, yeah
Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill
This is the end, Beautiful friend
This is the end, My only friend, the end
It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die
This is the end

 

 

Strange days

Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys
We shall go on playing
Or find a new town
Yeah!
Strange eyes fill strange rooms
Voices will signal their tired end
The hostess is grinning
Her guests sleep from sinning
Hear me talk of sin
And you know this is it
Yeah!
Strange days have found us
And through their strange hours
We linger alone
Bodies confused
Memories misused
As we run from the day
To a strange night of stone

 

People are strange

People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange X3

 

When the music's over

Yeah, c'mon
When the music's over
When the music's over, yeah, When the music's over
Turn out the lights, Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights, yeah
When the music's over X3
Turn out the lights X3
For the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end X3
Cancel my subscription to the Resurrection
Send my credentials to the House of Detention
I got some friends inside
The face in the mirror won't stop
The girl in the window won't drop
A feast of friends, "Alive!" she cried
Waitin' for me, Outside!
Before I sink, Into the big sleep
I want to hear, I want to hear
The scream of the butterfly
Come back, baby, Back into my arm
We're gettin' tired of hangin' around
Waitin' around with our heads to the ground
I hear a very gentle sound, Very near yet very far
Very soft, yeah, very clear, Come today, come today
What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences and dragged her down
I hear a very gentle sound
With your ear down to the ground
We want the world and we want it... X2
Now, Now?, Now!
Persian night, babe, See the light, babe
Save us!, Jesus!, Save us!
So when the music's over
When the music's over, yeah
When the music's over
Turn out the lights X3
Well the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end X3

 


Hello, I love you

Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game
Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game
She's walking down the street
Blind to every eye she meets
Do you think you'll be the guy
To make the queen of the angels sigh?
Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game
Hello, I love you, Won't you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you, Let me jump in your game
She holds her head so high, Like a statue in the sky
Her arms are wicked, and her legs are long
When she moves my brain screams out this song
Sidewalk crouches at her feet
Like a dog that begs for something sweet
Do you hope to make her see, you fool?
Do you hope to pluck this dusky jewel?
Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello
I want you, Hello, I need my baby
Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello


Love street

She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens
She has robes and she has monkeys
Lazy diamond studded flunkies
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you
I see you live on Love Street
There's this store where the creatures meet
I wonder what they do in there
Summer Sunday and a year
I guess I like it fine, so far
She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, La, la, la, la, la, la, la



Summer's almost gone

Summer's almost gone
Summer's almost gone
Almost gone
Yeah, it's almost gone
Where will we be
When the summer's gone?
Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night, we swim the laughin' sea
When summer's gone
Where will we be
Where will we be
Where will we be
Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night, we swim the laughin' sea
When summer's gone
Where will we be
Summer's almost gone
Summer's almost gone
We had some good times
But they're gone
The winter's comin' on
Summer's almost gone

 

 

Spanish caravan

Carry me Caravan take me away
Take me to Portugal, take me to Spain
Andalusia with fields full of grain
I have to see you again and again
Take me, Spanish Caravan
Yes, I know you can
Trade winds find Galleons lost in the sea
I know where treasure is waiting for me
Silver and gold in the mountains of Spain
I have to see you again and again
Take me, Spanish Caravan
Yes, I know you can

 

 

The soft parade

When I was back there in seminary school, There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition, That you can petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the lord with prayer, Petition the lord with prayer
You cannot petition the lord with prayer!
Can you give me sanctuary, I must find a place to hide, A place for me to hide
Can you find me soft asylum, I can't make it anymore, The Man is at the door
Peppermint, miniskirts, chocolate candy, Champion sax and a girl named Sandy
There's only four ways to get unraveled, One is to sleep and the other is travel, da da
One is a bandit up in the hills, One is to love your neighbor 'till
His wife gets home
Catacombs, Nursery bones, Winter women, Growing stones
Carrying babies, To the river
Streets and shoes, Avenues, Leather riders
Selling news, The monk bought lunch
Ha ha, he bought a little, Yes, he did, Woo!
This is the best part of the trip, This is the trip, the best part
I really like, What'd he say?, Yeah!, Yeah, right!
Pretty good, huh, Huh!, Yeah, I'm proud to be a part of this number
Successful hills are here to stay, Everything must be this way
Gentle streets where people play, Welcome to the Soft Parade
All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave
Must be something else we say, Somehow to defend this place
Everything must be this way, Everything must be this way, yeah
The Soft Parade has now begun, Listen to the engines hum
People out to have some fun, A cobra on my left
Leopard on my right, yeah
The deer woman in a silk dress, Girls with beads around their necks
Kiss the hunter of the green vest, Who has wrestled before
With lions in the night
Out of sight!, The lights are getting brighter
The radio is moaning, Calling to the dogs
There are still a few animals, Left out in the yard
But it's getting harder, To describe sailors, To the underfed
Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure
What got us this far, To this mild equator?
We need someone or something new
Something else to get us through, yeah, c'mon
Callin' on the dogs, Callin' on the dogs
Oh, it's gettin' harder, Callin' on the dogs
Callin' in the dogs, Callin' all the dogs, Callin' on the gods
You gotta meet me, Too late, baby
Slay a few animals, At the crossroads, Too late
All in the yard, But it's gettin' harder, By the crossroads
You gotta meet me, Oh, we're goin', we're goin great
At the edge of town, Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure
Havin' a good time, Got to come along, What got us this far
To this mild equator?, Outskirts of the city, You and I
We need someone new, Somethin' new, Somethin' else to get us through
Better bring your gun, Better bring your gun
Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure, We're gonna ride and have some fun
When all else fails, We can whip the horse's eyes
And make them sleep, And cry

 

 

Waiting for the sun

At first flash of Eden, we race down to the sea.
Standing there on Freedom's Shore.
Waiting for the Sun (3x)
Can you feel it now that spring has come.
And it's time to live in the scattered sun.
Waiting for the Sun (3x, pause, again slower)
Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting.... (2x)
Waiting for you to - come along
Waiting for you to - hear my song
Waiting for you to - come along
Waiting for you to - tell me what went wrong
This is the strangest life I've ever known.
YEAH! (Riff 8x)
(Repeat second verse, Chorus 3x, then riff 2x, end).


You make me real

I really want you, Really do
Really need you, baby, God knows I do
'Cause I'm not real enough without you
Oh, what can I do.
You make me real, You make me feel
Like lovers feel.
You make me throw away mistaken misery
Make me feel love
Make me free.
I really want you
Really do
Really need you, baby
Really do
'Cause I'm not real enough without you
What can I do.
You make me real
Only you, baby
Have that appeal.
So let me slide into your tender sunken sea
Make me feel love
Make me free.
You make me real, all right
You make me feel
Like lovers feel.
You make me throw away mistaken misery
You make me feel love
You make me free.
Make me free
You make me real.

 

 

The spy

I'm a spy in the house of love.
I know the dream that you're dreaming of.
I know the word that you long to hear.
I know your deepest secret fear.
I'm a spy in the house of love.
I know the dream that you're dreaming of.
I know the word that you long to hear.
I know your deepest secret fear.
I know everything.
Everything you do, everywhere you go, everyone you know.
I'm a spy, in the house of love.
I know the dream that you're dreaming of.
I know the word that you long to hear.
I know your deepest secret fear.
I know your deepest secret fear.
I know your deepest secret fear.
I'm a spy, I can see, what you do, and I know.



Queen of the highway

She was a princess, queen of the Highway.
Sign on the road said "Take us to Madre."
No one can save her save the Blind Tiger.
He was a monster, black dressed in leather.
She was a princess, Queen of the Highway.
Now they are wedded, she is a good girl.
Naked as children out in a meadow.
Naked as children, wild as can be.
Soon to have offspring
Start it all over, start it all over.
American boy, American girl
The most beautiful people in the world.
Son of a frontier, indian swirl
Dance into the midnight whirlpool
Formless.
Hope we can continue a little while longer.



Maggie M'Gill

Miss Maggie M'Gill, she lived on a hill.
Her daddy got drunk and left her no will
So she went down, down to Tangie Town.
People down there really like to get it on.
Now if you're sad and you're feeling blue
Go out and buy a new pair of shoes
And you go down, down to Tangie Town
The people down there really like to get it on.
Illegitimate son of a rock and roll star
Illegitimate son of a rock and roll star
Mom met dad in the back of a rock and roll car.
Well I'm an old blues man
And I think that you understand
I've been singing the blues ever since the world began.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie M'Gill
Roll on, roll on, Maggie M'Gill
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie M'Gill
Roll on, roll on, Maggie M'Gill

 

 

The changeling

Uh!
Uha!
Gedu!
I live uptown
I live downtown
I live all around
I had money, and I had none X2
But I never been so broke
That I couldn't leave town
I'm a Changeling, See me change X2
I'm the air you breath
Food you eat
Friends your greet
In the swarming street, wow
See me change
See me change, you
I live uptown
I live downtown
I live all around
I had money, yeah, and I had none X2
But I never been so broke
That I couldn't leave town
Well, I'm the air you breath
Food you eat
Friends your greet
In the swarming street, wow
Ew ma!
Uh, ah!
You gotta see me change
See me change
Yeah, I'm leavin' town
On a midnight train
Gotta see me change
Change, change, change X4
Woah, change, change, change

 

 

Love her madly

Don't you love her madly, Don't you need her badly
Don't you love her ways, Tell me what you say
Don't you love her madly, Wanna be her daddy
Don't you love her face
Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door
Like she did one thousand times before
Don't you love her ways, Tell me what you say
Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door
All your love X4
All your love is gone,
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream,
Seven horses seem to be on the mark
Yeah, don't you love her
Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door
All your love X3
Yeah, all your love is gone
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream
Seven horses seem to be on the mark
Well, don't you love her madly
Don't you love her madly
Don't you love her madly

 

 

L.A Woman

Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows
Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light
Or just another lost angel...City of Night
City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woo, c'mon
L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman
L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon X3
Drive through your suburbs
Into your blues, into your blues, yeah
Into your blue-blue Blues
Into your blues, ohh, yeah
I see your hair is burnin'
Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you
You know they are a liar
Drivin' down your freeways
Midnight alleys roam
Cops in cars, the topless bars
Never saw a woman...
So alone, so alone X2
Motel Money Murder Madness
Let's change the mood from glad to sadness
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' X2
Got to keep on risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin'
Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin'
Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin'
Risin', risin'
Gone risin', risin'
I'm gone risin', risin'
I gotta risin', risin'
Well, risin', risin'
I gotta, wooo, yeah, risin'
Woah, ohh yeah
Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around, see which way the wind blow
Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows
Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light
Or just another lost angel...City of Night
City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woah, c'mon
L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman, your my woman
Little L.A. Woman, Little L.A. Woman
L.A. L.A. Woman Woman, L.A. Woman c'mon

 

 

Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm X2
Into this house we're born, Into this world we're thrown
Like a dog without a bone, An actor out alone,
Riders on the storm
There's a killer on the road, His brain is squirmin' like a toad
Take a long holiday, Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride, Sweet family will die
Killer on the road, yeah
Girl ya gotta love your man X2
Take him by the hand, Make him understand
The world on you depends, Our life will never end
Gotta love your man, yeah, Wow!
Riders on the storm X2
Into this house we're born, Into this world we're thrown
Like a dog without a bone, An actor out alone
Riders on the storm, Riders on the storm X5

 

 

Gloria ( Van Morrison )

Yeah, right.
Did you hear about my baby? She come around,
She come round here, her head to the ground?
Come round here just about midnight,
She makes me feel so good, make me feel all right.
She come round my street, now
She come to my house
Knock upon my door
Climbing up my stairs--one, two, three
Come on baby
Here she is in my room, oh boy
Hey what's your name?
How old are you?
Where'd you go to school?
Well, now that we know each other a little bit better,
Why don't you come over here and make me feel all right!
Chorus: Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a
Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a
Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a
Gloria--g-l-o-r-i-a
You were my queen and I was your fool,
Riding home after school.
You took me home
To your house.
Your father's at work,
Your mama's out shopping around.
Check me into your room.
Show me your thing.
Why'd you do it baby?
Getting softer--slow it down, etc.
Now you show me your thing.
Wrap your legs around my neck,
Wrap your arms around my feet,
Wrap your hair around my skin.
I'm gonna huh--all right, ok, yeah.
It's getting harder--It's getting too darn fast, etc.
Come on, now, let's get it on.
Too late, too late, too late, too late, too late,
Make me feel all right!
Chorus
Keep the whole thing going, baby!

 

 

Universal mind

 

I was doing time in the universal mind.
I was feeling fine.
I was turning keys, I was setting people free.
I was doing all right.
Chorus: Then you came along
With a suitcase and a song,
Turned my head around.
Now I'm so alone
Just looking for a home
In every place I see.
I'm the freedom man X3
That's how lucky I am.
I was doing time in the universal mind.
I was feeling fine.
I was turning keys, I was setting people free.
I was doing all right.
Chorus
I'm the freedom man.
I was doing time in the universal mind.
I was feeling fine.
I was turning keys, I was setting people free.
I was doing all right.
Chorus
I'm the freedom man X3

 

 

Break on through ( Part 2 )


Dead cats, dead rats, did you see what they were at, alright
Dead cat in a tophat

Sucking on a young man's blood
Wishing he would come, yeah
Sucking on a soldier's brain
Wishing it would be the same

Dead cat, dead rat, did you see what they were at
Fat cat in a tophat
Thinks he's an aristocrat
Thinks he can kill and slaughter
Thinks he can shoot my daughter

Yeah, right...oh yeah...alright...yeah
Dead cats, dead rats, think you're an aristocrat
Crap...ah, that's crap

 

 

Who scared you

Who scared you and why were you born, my babe?
In two-time's arms with all of your charms, my love.
Why were you born, just to play with me,
To freak out or to be beautiful, my dear?
Load your head, blow it up, feeling good, baby
Load your head, blow it up, feeling good, baby.
Well my room is so cold, you know you don't have to go, my babe.
And if you want it up right, I'm gonna love you tonight, my love.
Well I'm glad that we came, I hope you're feeling the same.
Who scared you and why were you born? Please stay.
I see your rider coming down the road.
Got a virgin carrying a heavy load,
One sack of silver and one bag of gold.

 

 

Orange County Suite

Well I used to know someone fair
She had orange ribbons in her hair
She was such a trip
She was hardly there
But I loved her
Just the same.

There was rain in our window,
The FM set was ragged
But she could talk, yeah,
We learned to speak

And one year
has gone by

Such a long long road to seek it
All we did was break and freak it
We had all
That lovers ever had
We just blew it
And I'm not sad

Well I'm mad

And I'm bad

And two years
have gone by

Now her world was bright orange
And the fire glowed
And her friend had a baby
And she lived with us
Yeah, we broke through the window
Yeah, we knocked on the door
Her phone would not answer,
Yeah, but she's still home

Now her father has passed over
and her sister is a star
and her mother smokes diamonds
and she sleeps out in the car

Yeah, but she remembers Chicago
The musicians & guitars
and grass by the lake
and people who laugh'd
and made her poor heart ache

Now we live down in the valley
We work out on the farm
We climb up to the mountains
and everything's fine

and I'm still here
and you're still there
and we're still around

 

 

Whiskey, Mystics And Men

Well, I’ll tell you a story
of whiskey and mystics and men,
And about the believers and
how the whole thing began.
First there were women and
children obeying the moon,
Then daylight brought wisdom
and fever and sickness too soon.
You can try to remind me
instead of the other, you can.
You can help to insure
that we all insecure our command.
If you don’t give a listen,
I won’t try to tell your new hand.
This is it; can’t you see
that we all have our ends in the band.

And if all of the teachers and
preachers of wealth were arraigned,
We could see quite a future
for me in the literal sands.
And if all the people
could claime to inspect such regrets,
well, we’d have no forgiveness,
forgetfullness, faithful remorse.
So I tell you, I tell you,
I tell you we must send away.
We must try to find a
new answer instead of a way.

 

 

GENTLE GIANT

 

@SONG: The House, The Street, The Room

 

The room and street are known only to me and a few

I won't tell nobody

A place to meet where no-one can tell you what to do

I won't tell nobody

Here,

Awake in sleep

Together

 

My time is spent in chains and confusion in my head

I don't tell nobody

I keep my pains and swallow the harsh tears that I shed

I don't tell nobody

Here,

In reverie

Together

 

I find escape in the street, in the house, in the room

I become somebody

I cast my die and leave all my troubles in the room

I become somebody

Here,

Awake in sleep

Together

 

 

GERSHWIN

 

from Porgy and Bess

 

                                "Summertime"

 

                                  [Image]

 

      (The lights come up on a group on stage, where Clara sits rocking her

                                     baby.)

 

                                      Clara

 

     Summertime, and the livin' is easy,

     Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high,

     Oh yo' daddy's rich and yo' ma is good lookin',

     So hush, little baby, don't you cry.

 

     One of these mornin's you're goin' to rise up singin',

     Then you'll spread yo' wings an' you'll take the sky.

     But till that mornin', ther's a-nuttin' can harm you

     With Daddy and Mammy standin' by.

 

                    (The lights come upon on a crap game ...)

 

 

GONG:

 

 

?BLUES FOR FINDLAY

 

?YOU CAN’T KILL ME

 

RADIO GNOME INVISIBLE

 

  Radio Gnome ...

  Radio Gnome Invisible

 

  Then when you're receiving

  Perceiving your telepathic powers

  Who knows why the wind blows through this window

  Why you believe in me

  We believe in you

 

  What's that in the sky now?

  Teapots that can fly now

  Voices in your head [??]

  Tell me what they said [??]

 

  Banana, nirvana, manana (you know)

  Banana, nirvana, manana (I know)

  Banana, nirvana, manana (we know)

  Banana, nirvana, manana (who knows)

  Banana, nirvana, manana (you know)

  Banana, nirvana, manana (I know)

  Banana, nirvana, manana (we know)

  Banana, nirvana, manana (who knows)

 

  Everything you think shows

  Hanging round your head [??]

  Underneath your long hair

  Tell me what you [feel] there

 

  Pot Head Pixies ...

 

  You hear me

  But I don't see you

  You feel me

  One day I'll be you

 

  Radio Gnome ...

  Radio Gnome Invisible

 

  Then when you're receiving

  Believing your telepathic powers

  Who knows why the wind blows through this window

  Why you believe in me

  We believe in you

 

  What's that in the sky now?

  Teapots that can fly now

  Voices in your head [??]

  Tell me what they said [??]

 

  Henry?

  Henry!

 

 

GRATEFUL DEAD:

 

Death Don't Have No Mercy

-------------------------

 

Y'know Death don't have no mercy in this land,

Death don't have no mercy in this land, in this land.

 

Come to your house,

you know he don't take long,

look in the bed this morning,

children find your mother's gone.

 

I said Death don't have no mercy in this land.

 

Death will leave you standing and crying in this land,

Death will leave you standing and crying in this land,

In this land    Yeah!

 

Woh! Come to your house,

Y'know it don't stay long,

Y'look in the bed this morning,

children find that your brothers and sisters are gone.

 

I said Death don't have no mercy in this land.

 

Death will go in any family in this land.

Death will go in any family in this land.

 

Come to your house,

you know he don't take long,

look in the bed this morning,

children find that your family's gone.

 

I said Death don't have no mercy in this land.

 

Death will leave you standing and crying in this land,

In this land.

 

Woh! Come to your house,

Y'know it don't stay long,

Y'look in the bed this morning,

children find that your brothers and sisters are gone.

 

I said Death don't, Death don't

Have no mercy in this land.

Have no mercy in this land.

 

 

GRY:

 

Perfume for phantoms

Fire flight to Kyro
Seek behind the Zero
Let iris cover night shade
Dring dark dust champagne
Simsalabimboom bastaladultaladey
Her hunger grows in closet
Sucks the sweat black pollen
Perfume for phantoms
Perfume for phantoms
Simsalabimboom bastaladultaladey
Crawl into the secrets
In this gas of daydreems
Perfume for phantomes
Simsalabimboom bastaladultaladey

 

 

Ray

 

 Night, night, night invites light
Entering air, opens a line
Blue, blue, blue shapes in red
Cristals the space, stars fall to sleep
Sun up-set, the moon melts down 

Breeze, breeze, breezes awake
Plays with a beam, paints the scene
It’s green, green, green is the grass
Covered by pearls
A web splits the light into a glance
Sun up-set, the moon melts down 

Sky high, shadows fall
Drawing the time, for flowers to bloom
Moon, moon, moon fo away
Down to the land opened for eyes
To see in deep, deep darkness,
Covers a skin, touched by a hand.
Sun up-set, the moon melts down

 

Princess crocodile

 

I’ve seen it all
All through eyes
Heard it in ears
Smelled it alright.
Do do you believe you can hide?
I’ve seen it all.
I go under the earth
And listen to the dead people talk
They tell stories
They know it all
They tell stories of you.
Do do you believe you can hide?
I’ve seen it all.
Princess crocodile
A heart full of bells
Rings in your moves
Whatever you do, I see it all in you.

 

 

PJ HARVEY

 

Oh my lover

Oh my lover

Don't you know it's alright

You can love her

You can love me at the same time

Much to discover

I know you don't have the time but

Oh my lover

Don't you know it's alright

Oh my sweet thing

Oh my honey thighs

Give me your troubles

I'll keep them with mine

Take at your leisure

Take whatever you can find but

Oh my sweet thing

Don't you know it's alright

It's alright

It's alright

There's no time

So it's alright

What's that color

Forming around your eyes

Watch my lover

Tell me that it's all right

Just another

Before you go...go away

Oh my lover

Why don't you just say my name

And it's alright

Say it's alright

There's no time

 

 

Send his love to me

 Lover had to leave me
'Cross the desert plain
Turned to me his lady
Tell me "lover wait"

Calling Jesus, please
Send his love to me

 Oh, wind and rain they haunt me
Look to the North and pray
Send me, please, his kisses
Send them home today

 I'm begging, Jesus, please
Send his love to me

Left alone in desert
This house becomes a hell
This love becomes a tether
This room becomes a cell

 Mummy, daddy, please
Send him back to me

How long must I suffer?
Dear God, I've served my time
This love becomes my torture
This love, my only crime
 Oh lover please release me
My arms too weak to grip
My eyes to dry for weeping
My lips too dry to kiss

Calling, Jesus, please
Send his love to me
 I'm begging, Jesus, please
Send his love to me

 

The Sky Lit Up

I'm walking in the city tonight
I'm walking in the city at dark
Remembering, remember light
Thinking of nothing, and the shooting stars

And this world tonight is mine
A world to be remembered in
Think on a faded photograph
My hair longer than it's ever been

The sky lit up
The sky
My friend
The sky lit up
The sky my friend
And I'm lighter than I've ever been

I saw the trees crossing the moon
I saw the stars and heaven above
Shine on my own beautiful prayer
Shining on my own beautiful love

The sky lit up
The sky my friend
The sky lit up
I'm lighter than I've ever been

And I'm dancing with him
In this city and in this town
I don't care what he's thinking of
Just take the car, just take my hand

The sky lit up
The sky lit up
The sky lit up
The sky lit up

 

 

A Perfect Day Elise

He got lucky, got lucky one time
Hitting with the girl in room five none nine
She turned her back on him facing the frame
Said, "Listen Joe don't you come here again"

White sun scattered all over the sea
He could think of nothing but her name Elise
God is the sweat running down his back
The water soaked her blonde hair black

It's a perfect day
A perfect day, Elise

He got burned by the sun
He's a lucky man
His face so pale and his hands so worn
And the sky
Let himself in room five none nine
As she turned away
Said a prayer, pulled the trigger and cried
Tell me why

It's a perfect day
A perfect day, Elise

Ah oh, It's a perfect day
A perfect day, Elise

 

The Garden

And he was walking in the garden
And he was walking in the night
And he was singing a sad love song
And he was praying for his life

And the stars came out around him
He was thinking of his sins
And he's looking at his song-bird
And he's looking at his wings

There, inside the garden
Came another with his lips
Said "won't you come and be my lover ?"
"Let me give you a little kiss"

And he came knelt down before him
And fell upon his knees
"I will give you gold and mountains
If you stay a while with me"

And there was trouble
Taking place
Trouble
Taking place

There, inside the garden
They kissed and the sun rose
And he walked a little further
And he found he was alone

And the wind it gathered round him
He was thinking of his sins
And he's looking for his song-bird
He was looking for his wings

And there was trouble
Taking place
Trouble
Taking place

There was trouble
Taking place
Trouble
Taking place

 

 

HEDNINGARNA

 

Vottikaalina

(trad. arr)

 

Ei minusta lienekkänä
ollenkana lienekkänä
miniäksi miehelähän
orjaksi anoppelahan
vihainen minä miniä
ankara anopin orja
ei neiti minun näköinen
osaisi orjana olla
muistais ei mukihin mennä
olla aina alla kynsin
toinen kun sanan sanoisi
minä kaksi vastoaisin
kun tulisi tukkahani
hairahtuisi hapsihini
tukastani tuivertaisin
hapsistani haivertaisin


(Nay I never thought I ever
would become nor could become
a slaving spouse in some mans house
a thrall under a mother-in-law
rash Iґd be as daughter-in-law
mean a thrall for mother-in-law
Nay, a maiden molded this way
loathly would her life a thrall stay
Iґd forget to feign my fawning
meekness would be seldom showing
would she angry words be throwing
twofold more Iґd be her thrusting
Would she try to jerk my braiding
should she seek to twitch my plaiting
I would jerk her off my braiding
twitch I should her off my plaiting!) 

 

Skamgreppet/Siljan Line

 

Tuli mies tuo minua taas hakemaan
parketille villisti notkuuman
harmaat silmät minua tarkkan tutkaa
tanssittaako prisessaa vai lutkaa
kuuma huuma tuo tunteen nostatti
katse, jonka suo, veren kuumensi
viereltänsä näin aamullґheräsin
vaatteet keräsin, vatiin oksensin


(Now, that man, he came again to ask me
in a dance so wild I let him lead me
searching through me eyes all grey and shady
were he dancing with a whore or lady?
Fever in my blood now did he make me feel
pierced through my brain and heart with eyes of steel
By his side to dawning did I then wake up
So picked up my clothing, in a bowl threw up.)

 

HENDRIX, JIMI

 

? Hey Joe и все хиты

 

 

HERSH, Kristin

 

Like you

Excuse me, a doormat is good honest work
Only the bored and the wicked rich don't know that
Excuse me, you poor man, let's skip this town
Who me? Oh man, was that out loud ?

Ow ... Whoa, I'm on my own here
You know, the devil may care

You make this groovy, you make me laugh
You make me woozy, a wet doormat
It wasn't like that

You nature lover, you country punk
You bowl me over, and I'm not that drunk
You're one in a million, you're one in two
You're not like women, and I'm not like you
I'm not like you, I'm not like you

Your spell is broken but I'm still here
Your mouth is open, guess I don't care

You make this groovy, you make me laugh
You make me woozy, a wet doormat

You're one in a million, you're one in two
You're not like women, and I'm not like you
I'm not like you, I'm not like you

 

 

Silver sun

 

He leaves suspiciously
As panic enters
Geography for beginners
Barter for the rest of your life

Feeling wasted comes in waves
Orient harder
Bend your molten face
To smile at a stranger
How much for a life you don't despise

Tons and a shining silver sun
Don't you wish you hadn't gone
I am starting to sometimes
I wish you were here

Only sweetness that's all
To shake off the bitter
So I make you toothless well
Live on water
Water for a thirst you can't fight

Precious stones and precious bodies
Have you been savaged by love bites
How much for a life you don't despise

Tons and a shining silver sun
Don't you wish you hadn't gone
I am starting to sometimes
I wish you were here

Long underrated silver sun
Don't you wish we hadn't gone
We were starting to see a beautiful mirror

 

 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

 

Somebody to Love

 

When the truth is found to be lies
and all the joys within you dies
don't you want somebody to love
don't you need somebody to love
wouldn't you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

When the garden flowers baby are dead yes
and your mind is full of red
don't you want somebody to love
don't you need somebody to love
wouldn't you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

your eyes, I say your eyes may look like his
but in your head baby I'm afraid you don't know where it is
don't you want somebody to love
don't you need somebody to love
wouldn't you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

tears are running ah running down your breast
and your friends baby they treat you like a guest
don't you want somebody to love
don't you need somebody to love
wouldn't you love somebody to love
you better find somebody to love

 

 

Today

 

Today I feel like pleasing you more than before
Today I know what I want to do but I don't know what for
To be living for you is all I want to do
To be loving you it'll all be there when my dreams come true
Today you'll make me say that I somehow have changed
Today you'll look into my eyes, I'm just not the same
To be anymore than all I am would be a lie
I'm so full of love I could burst apart and start to cry
Today everything you want, I swear it all will come true
Today I realize how much I'm in love with you
With you standing here I could tell the world what it means to love
To go on from here I can't use words, they don't say enough
Please, please listen to meh
It's taken so long to come true
And it's all for you
all for you....

 

 

White Rabbit

 

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small,
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall.
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall,
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call.
Call Alice
When she was just small.
When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low.
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know.
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead,
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said;
"Keep your head! Keep your head!"

 

 

Plastic Fantastic Lover

 

Her neon mouth with the blinkers-off smile
Nothing but an electric sign
You could say she has an individual style
She's part of a colorful time

Secrecy of lady-chrome-covered clothes
You wear cause you have no other
But I suppose no one knows
You're my plastic fantastic lover

Her rattlin' cough never shuts off
Is nothin' but a used machine
Her aluminum finish, slightly dinimished
Is the best I ever have seen

Cosmetic baby plugged into me
I'd never ever find another
I realize no one's wise
To my plastic fantastic lover

The electrical dust is starting to rust
Her trapezoid thermometer taste
All the red tape is mechanical rape
Of the TV program waste

Data control and IBM
Science is mankind's brother
But all I see is dranin' me
On my plastic fantastic lover

 

 

JETHRO TULL

 

Aqualung

--------------------------------------------------------

 

Sitting on a park bench --

eyeing ittle girls with bad intent.

Snot running down his nose --

greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes.

Drying in the cold sun --

Watching as the frilly panties run.

Feeling like a dead duck --

spitting out pieces of his broken luck.

 

Sun streaking cold --

an old man wandering lonely.

Taking time

the only way he knows.

Leg hurting bad,

as he bends to pick a dog-end --

he goes down to the bog

and warms his feet.

 

Feeling alone --

the army's up the rode

salvation ? la mode and

a cup of tea.

Aqualung my friend --

don't start away uneasy

you poor old sod, you see, it's only me.

Do you still remember

December's foggy freeze --

when the ice that

clings on to your beard is

screaming agony.

And you snatch your rattling last breaths

with deep-sea-diver sounds,

and the flowers bloom like

madness in the spring.

 

 

Living In The Past

-------------------------------------------------------------

 

Happy and I'm smiling,

walk a mile to drink your water.

You know I'd love to love you,

and above you there's no other.

We'll go walking out

while others shout of war's disaster.

Oh, we won't give in,

let's go living in the past.

 

Once I used to join in

every boy and girl was my friend.

Now there's revolution, but they don't know

what they're fighting.

Let us close out eyes;

outside their lives go on much faster.

Oh, we won't give in,

we'll keep living in the past.

 

 

Sweet Dream

-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

You'll hear me calling in your sweet dream,

can't hear your daddy's warning cry.

You're going back to be all the things you want to be,

while in sweet dreams you softly sigh.

 

You hear my voice is calling

to be mine again,

live the rest of your life in a day.

Get out and get what you can

while your mummy's at home a-sleeping.

No time to understand

`cause they lost what they thought they were keeping.

 

No one can see us in your sweet dream.

don't hear you leave to start the car.

All wrapped up tightly in the coat you borrowed from me,

your place of resting is not far.

 

You'll hear my voice is calling

to be mine again,

live the rest of your life in a day.

Get out and get what you can

While your mummy's at home a-sleeping.

No time to understand,

`cause they lost what they thought they were keeping.

 

 

My God

-------------------------------------------------------

 

People -- what have you done --

locked Him in His golden cage.

Made Him bend to your religion --

Him resurrected from the grave.

He is the god of nothing --

if that's all that you can see.

You are the god of everything --

He's inside you and me.

So lean upon Him gently

and don't call on Him to save you

from your social graces

and the sins you used to waive.

The bloody Church of England --

in chains of history --

requests your earthly presence at

the vicarage for tea.

And the graven image you-know-who --

with His plastic crucifix --

he's got him fixed --

confuses me as to who and where and why --

as to how he gets his kicks.

Confessing to the endless sin --

the endless whining sounds.

You'll be praying till next Thursday to

all the gods that you can count.

 

 

Pied Piper

----------------------------------------------------------------

 

Now if you think Ray blew it,

there was nothing to it.

They patched him up as good as new.

You can see him every day ---

riding down the queen's highway,

handing out his small cigars to the kids from school.

And all the little girls with their bleached blond curls

clump up on their platform soles.

And they say ``Hey Ray --- let's ride away

downtown where we can roll some alley bowls.''

And Ray grins from ear to here, and whispers...

 

So follow me.  Trail along.

my leather jacket's buttoned up.

And my four-stroke song

will pick you up when your last class ends;

and you can tell all your friends:

The Pied Piper pulled you,

The mad biker fooled you,

I'll do what you want to:

If you ride with me on a Friday

anything goes.

 

So follow me, hold on tight.

My school girl fancy's flowing in free flight.

I've a tenner in my skin tight jeans.

You can touch it if your hands are clean.

 

The Pied Piper pulled you,

the mad biker folled you,

I'll do what you want to:

If you ride with me on a Friday

anything goes.

 

 

Salamander

-------------------------------------------

 

Salamander ---

born in the sun-kissed flame.

Who was it lit your candle ---

branded you with your name?

I see you walking by my window

in your Kensington haze.

Salamander, burn for me

and I'll burn for you.

 

 

Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

The old Rocker wore his hair too long,

wore his trouser cuffs too tight.

Unfashionable to the end --- drank his ale too light.

Death's head belt buckle --- yesterday's dreams ---

the transport caf' prophet of doom.

Ringing no change in his double-sewn seams

in his post-war-babe gloom.

 

Now he's too old to Rock'n'Roll but he's too young to die.

 

He once owned a Harley Davidson and a Triumph Bonneville.

Counted his friends in burned-out spark plugs

and prays that he always will.

But he's the last of the blue blood greaser boys

all of his mates are doing time:

married with three kids up by the ring road

sold their souls straight down the line.

And some of them own little sports cars

and meet at the tennis club do's.

For drinks on a Sunday --- work on Monday.

They've thrown away their blue suede shoes.

 

Now they're too old to Rock'n'Roll and they're too young to die.

 

So the old Rocker gets out his bike

to make a ton before he takes his leave.

Up on the A1 by Scotch Corner

just like it used to be.

And as he flies --- tears in his eyes ---

his wind-whipped words echo the final take

and he hits the trunk road doing around 120

with no room left to brake.

 

And he was too old to Rock'n'Roll but he was too young to die.

No, you're never too old to Rock'n'Roll if you're too young to die.

 

 

From a Dead Beat to an Old Greaser

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From a dead beat to an old greaser, here's thinking of you.

You won't remember the long nights;

coffee bars; black tights and white thighs

in shop windows where blonde assistants fully-fashioned a world made

of dummies (with no mummies or daddies to reject them).

When bombs were banned every Sunday and the Shadows played F.B.I.

And tired young sax-players sold their instruments of torture ---

sat in the station sharing wet dreams of Charlie Parker,

Jack Kerouac, Ren\'e Magritte, to name a few of the heroes

who were too wise for their own good --- left the young brood to

go on living without them.

 

Old queers with young faces --- who remember your name,

though you're a dead beat with tired feet;

two ends that don't meet.

To a dead beat from an old greaser.

 

Think you must have me all wrong.

I didn't care, friend.  I wasn't there, friend,

If it's the price of pint that you need, ask me again.

 

 

Pibroch (Cap in Hand)-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

There's a light in the house in the wood in the valley.

There's a thought in the head of the man.

Who carries his dreams like the coat slung on his shoulder,

Bringing you love in the cap in his hand.

And each step he takes is one half of a lifetime:

no word he would say could you understand.

So he bundles his regrets into a gesture of sorrow,

Bringing you love cap in hand.

Catching breath as he looks through the dining-room window:

candle lit table for two has been laid.

Strange slippers by the fire.

Strange boots in the hallway.

Put my cap on my head.

I turn and walk away.

 

 

LED ZEPPELIN

 

Babe I'm gonna leave you

 

Babe, baby, baby, I'm Gonna Leave You.
I said baby, you know I'm gonna leave you.
I'll leave you when the summertime,
Leave you when the summer comes a-rollin'
Leave you when the summer comes along.
Baby, baby, I don't wanna leave you,
I ain't jokin' woman, I got to ramble.
Oh, yeah, baby, baby, I believin',
We really got to ramble.
I can hear it callin' me the way it used to do,
I can hear it callin' me back home!
Babe...I'm gonna leave you
Oh, baby, you know, I've really got to leave you
Oh I can hear it callin 'me
I said don't you hear it callin' me the way it used to do?
Ohhh
I know, I know
I know I never never never gonna leave your babe
But I got to go away from this place,
I've got to quit you, yeah
Ooh, baby...
Baby, ooh don't you hear it callin' me?
Woman, woman, I know, I know
It feels good to have you back again
And I know that one day baby, it's really gonna grow, yes it is.
We gonna go walkin' through the park every day.
Come what may, every day
Oooh, mama baby
I'm gonna leave you--go away
It was really, really good.
You made me happy every single day.
But now!
I've got to go away!
Baby, baby, baby, baby
That's when it's callin' me
I said that's when it's callin' me back home...

 

Dazed and confused

Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true,
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Lots of people talk and few of them know,
Soul of a woman was created below. Yeah!
You hurt and abused tellin' all of your lies,
Run around sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize.
Sweet little baby, I don't know where you've been,
Gonna love you baby, here I come again.
Every day I work so hard
Bringin' home my hard earned pay
Try to love you baby, but you push me away.
Don't know where you're goin'
Only know just where you've been,
Sweet little baby, I want you again.
Been dazed and confused for so long, it's not true,
Wanted a woman, never bargained for you.
Take it easy baby, let them say what they will.
Will your tongue wag so much when I send you the bill?

 


What is and what should never be

 

And if I say to you tomorrow,
Take my hand, child, come with me.
It's to a castle I will take you,
Where what's to be, they say will be.

*Catch the wind, see us spin,
Sail away, leave today,
Way up high in the sky.
But the wind won't blow,
You really shouldn't go,
It only goes to show
That you will be mine
By takin' our time. Ooh!

And if you say to me tomorrow,
Oh what fun it all would be,
Then what's to stop us, pretty baby,
But What Is And What Should Never Be.

* Chorus

So if you wake up with the sunrise,
And all your dreams are still as new,
And happiness is what you need so bad,
Girl, the answer lies with you, yeah.

* Chorus

Hey, oh
Oh the wind wont blow and we really shouldn't go
and it only goes to show-ow-ow.
Catch the wind, we're gonna see it spin
we're gonna...sail, little girl
do do do, bop bop a do-oh
my my my my my my yeah
Everybody I know seems to know me well
--but does anybody know I'm gonna move like hell
--but they're never gonna know cause I move like hell.
(pick one...heh)

 

 

Since I've been loving you

 

Oh!
Workin' from seven to eleven ev'ry night,
It really makes life a drag,
I don't think that's right.
I've really, really been the best of fools,
I did what I could, yeah
'Cause I love you, baby,
How I love you, darling,
How I love you, baby,
How I love you, girl, little girl.
But baby, Since I've Been Loving You, yeah,
I'm about to lose my worried mind, oh, yeah.
Ev'rybody trying to tell me
That you didn't mean me no good.
I've been trying, Lord, let me tell you,
Let me tell you I really did the best I could.
I've been working from seven to eleven ev'ry night,
I said It kinda makes my life a drag.
Lord, that ain't right, no no!
Since I've Been Loving You,
I'm about to lose my worried mind.
Said I've been crying,
My tears they fell like rain,
Don't you hear,
Don't you hear them falling,
Don't you hear,
Don't you hear them falling.
Said I been cryin, yeah!
Oh my tears they felt like rain.
Don't you hear them falling?
Don't you hear them?
Do you remember, mama, when I knocked upon your door?
I said you had the nerve to tell me
You didn't want me no more, yeah
I open my front door, hear my back door slam,
You must have one of them new fangled,
New fangled back door man,
I've been working from seven, seven, seven,
To eleven ev'ry night,
It kinda makes my life a drag, a drag, drag,
Ah, yeah, it makes a drag.
Baby, Since I've Been Loving You,
I'm about to lose,
I'm about to lose, lose my worried mind.
Just one more!
Oh yeah
Since I've Been Loving You, I'm about to lose my worried mind.

 

 

GALLOWS POLE

 

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while

I think I see my friends coming

Ridin' many mile

So friends, you get some silver

Did you get a little gold

What did you bring me, my dear friends

To keep me from the gallows pole

What did you bring me to keep me from the gallows pole

 

I couldn't get no silver, I couldn't get no gold

You know that we're too damn poor

To keep you from the gallows pole

 

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while

I think I see my brother coming

Ridin' many mile

Brother, did you get me some silver

D'you get a little gold

What did you bring me, my brother

To keep me from the gallows pole

 

A-brother, I brought you some silver

I brought a little gold

I brought a little of everything

To keep you from the gallows pole

Yes, I brought you to keep me from the gallows pole

 

Hangman, hangman, turn your head awhile

I think I see my sister coming

Riding' many mile, oh, whoo yeah

Sister, I implore you, take him by the hand

Take him to some shady palace

Save me from the wrath of this man

Please take him

Save me from the wrath of this man, man, man, man, man, man

 

Hangman, hangman, upon your face a smile

Tell me that I'm free to ride

Ride for many mile, mile, ohhh

 

Oh, yes, you got a fine sister

She warmed my blood from cold

She warmed my blood to boiling hot

To keep you from the gallows pole

Your brother, he brought me silver

Your sister warmed my soul

But now I laugh and pull so hard

And see you swinging on the gallows pole, yeah

Cause now I laugh and pull so hard

And see you swinging on the gallows pole

 

Swingin' on the gallows pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole, whoo

 

I keep swingin', I keep swingin', I keep swingin'

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

See-saw, march to that door

Oh, swing

See-saw, march to that door

Gonna swing

 

Swingin' on the gallows pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole

Swingin' on the gallows pole

 

 

 

Tangerine

 

Measuring a summer's day,
I only finds it slips away to grey,
The hours, they bring me pain.

*Tangerine, Tangerine,
Living reflection from a dream;
I was her love, she was my queen,
And now a thousand years between.

Thinking how it used to be,
Does she still remember times like these?
To think of us again?
And I do.


Hats off to (Roy) Harper

When I done quit hollerin' baby
I believe I shake 'em on down
Get my babe, won't be late,
You know by that I mean seconds late
Ah, must I holler,
Must I shake 'em on down,
Well I've been mistreated, babe,
I believe I'll shake 'em on down.
Shake 'em.
Well I ain't no monkey.
I can't climb no tree,
No brown skin woman gonna make
No monkey out of me,
I ain't no monkey,
Sure can't climb no tree,
I been mistreated babe
I believe I'll shake 'em on down,
Well I've been mistreated babe
I believe I'll shake 'em on down.
Listen mama,
Put on your mornin' gown'
Put in your nightshirt
Mama we gonna shake 'em down
Must I holler
Must I shake 'em on down?
Gave my baby a twenty dollar bill,
If that don't get her,
Sure my shot, shot, shot-gun will,
Yeah, I gave my baby a twenty dollar bill,
If that don't get that woman,
I'm sure my shot-gun will.
Gonna go shoot her now...

 

 

The battle of evermore

 

Queen of Light took her bow
And then she turned to go,
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morn - ing light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all.
Oh, throw down your plow and hoe,
Rest not to lock your homes.
Side by side we wait the might
Of the darkest of them all.
I hear the horses' thunder
Down in the valley blow,
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon,
Waiting for the eastern glow.
The apples of the valley hold,
The seas of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care,
Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Oh,-------dance in the dark of night,
sing to the morning light.
The apples turn to brown and black, The tyrant's face is red.
Oh the war is common cry, Pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad
That mortals never know.
Oh, well, the night is long, The beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise, Waiting for the eastern glow.
The pain of war cannot exceed
The woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall,
The ring wraiths ride in black,
Ride on.
Sing as you raise your bow,
Shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold.
Oh dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the mornin' light.
The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back, Bring it back.
At last the sun is shining, The clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes.


Stairway to heaven

 

There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.
There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who standing looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, Don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it won't go
In case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How ev'rything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

 

When the levee breaks

If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break,
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break,
When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay.
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
Lord, mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.
Don't it make you feel bad
When you're tryin' to find your way home,
You don't know which way to go?
If you're goin' down South
They go no work to do,
If you don't know about Chicago.
Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
Thinkin' 'bout me baby and my happy home.
Going, go'n' to Chicago,
Go'n' to Chicago,
Sorry but I can't take you.
Going down, going down now, going down.

 


In my time of dying

 

In my time of dying, want nobody to mourn
All I want for you to do is take my body home
Well, well, well, so I can die easy,
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Jesus, got to make you... sure know, Jesus, gonna make you
Jesus, gonna make you my dyin' bed, Meet me, Jesus, meet me
Ooh, meet me in the middle of the air
If my wings should fail me, Lord
Oh, please meet me with another pair
Well, well, well, so I can die easy
Oh-oh, well, well, well, so I can die easy
Jesus, gonna make you... somebody, somebody
Oh, oh, Jesus gonna make you
Jesus gonna make you my dyin' bed
Oh, Saint Peter, at the gates of hea'en
Won't you let me in, I never did no harm
I never did no wrong, Oh, oh Gabriel, let me blow your horn
Let me blow your horn, Oh, I never did, did no harm
Did no harm, I've only been this young once
I never thought I'd do anybody no wrong
No, not once, oh, Oh, good, Oh, I did somebody some good
Somebody some good, yes-oh,
Oh, did somebody some good, yeah
I must have did somebody some good, yeah, Oh, I believe I did
I see the smilin' faces,
I know there must be lipstick traces, oh God
And I see them in the streets, And I see them in the field
And I hear them shouting under my feet
And I know it's got to be real, Oh, Lord, deliver me
All the wrong I've done, Ooh, you can deliver me, Lo-ord
I only wanted to have some fun
Oh, hear the angels marchin', hear the' marchin', hear them marchin', hear them, marchin', the' marchin'
Oh my Jesus, oh my Gina, oh my Jesus, oh my Jesus,
oh my Gina, oh my Gina, Oh my Jesus, oh my Jesus, oh my Gina, oh my Je-ah-oh, ah my
Je-hey, yeah, that's got to be my Jesus, whoa-whoa
It's got to be, it's got to be my Jesus
It's got to be, oh It's got to be my Jesus
Oh, gonna take me home, Come on, come on
I can hear the angels singin'
Oh, here they come, here they come, here they come
Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye
Oh, it feels pretty good up here, pretty good up here
I'll touch Jesus, I'll touch Jesus, I'll touch Jesus, I'll touch Jesus, I'll touch Jesus, Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, I see him, yeah, Come on, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take
Ooh, yes, come on, oh, oh yeah,
Oh, don't you make it my dyin', dyin', dyin'...
(hack cough cough)
Cough...
(That's gonna be the one, isn't it?)
(Come have a listen, then.)
(Oh yes, thank you.)

 

 

NO QUARTER

 

Close the door, put out the light

You know they won't be home tonight

The snow falls hard and don't you know

The winds of Thor are blowing cold

They carry news that must get through

To build a dream for me and you

 

Ohhhh, choose the path where noone goes

 

They ask no quarter, ohhhh

Oh, no, no, no quarter

 

Walking side by side with death

The devil mocks their step

The snow drives back the foot that's slow

The winds of Thor are blowing cold, ohhhh

They're wearing steel that's bright and true

To build a dream for me and you

 

They choose the path where noone goes

 

They, they ask no quarter

Ohh, ohh, no quarter

Ohhhh, visit me with no quarter

Ohhhh, the pain with no quarter

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Okay, okay

No quarter

 


Black country woman

 

(Shall we roll it, Jimmy?)
(We're rolling on, uh, what, one?)
(No, one again.)
((Chuckle))
(Got to get this airplane off.)
(Naw, leave it, yeah.)
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
You didn't have to tell me that you love me so
Y' didn't have to love me, mama, let me go
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
You didn't have to make me a total disgrace
Y' didn't have to leave me with that beer in my face
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
Uh, that's alright, it's awful doggone clear
Hey, hey, baby, why you treat me mean
Oh, oh, baby, why you treat me mean
You didn't have to crucify me like you did
You didn't have to tell me I was just your kid
Hey, hey, mama, why'd you treat me mean
You didn't have say you'd always be by my side
Y' didn't have to tell me you'd be my blushin' bride
Hey, hey, mama, why you treat me mean
But that's alright, I know your sisters, too
You didn't have to tell me that you love me so
You didn't have to leave me, mama, let me go
Hey, hey, mama, what is wrong with you
You didn't have to leave me like a total disgrace
You didn't have to leave me with that beer on my face
Hey, hey, mama, what is wrong with you
Oh, but that's alright, I'd be the same way, too
Oh, yeah-yo
No man... no
Now, my baby, now you didn't have to crucify me like you did
You didn't have to tell me I was just your kid
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
You didn't have to tell me you would be my own
You didn't have to tell me, baby, let me go
Hey, hey, mama, what is wrong with you
Uh, that's alright, I know your sister, too
Ooh, yeah-yeah
Ooh, yeah
Ooh, yeah-yeah
Ooh, yeah-yeah
Ooh, yeah... oh
What's the matter with you, mama

 

 

NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE

 

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

Tryin' to raise my soul to light

Nobody's fault but mine

 

Got a Bible in my home

Got a Bible in my ho-oo-oh-oo-ome

Tryin' to raise my soul to light

Nobody's fault but mine, yeah

 

My sister, she told me to roll

My sister, she told me to ro-oo-oll

How to roll down to the light

Nobody's fault but mine, ohh

 

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

Tryin' to raise my soul to light

Nobody's fault but mine, take it home take it home

 

Oh ma ma home

 

I got a monkey on my back

I got a monkey on my back, back, back

How to raise my soul to light

Nobody's fault but mine, yeah

 

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

How to raise my soul to light

Nobody's fault but mine, whoo hoo hoo

 

Ahh, nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

How to raise my soul to light

Nobody's fault but mine

 

Oh, yeah

 

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

Tryin' to raise my soul to light

Nobody's fault but mine, yeah

 

No-ooo-ooo no-ooo-ooo

 

 

Travelling Riverside Blues

(Johnson/Page/Plant)

 

Asked sweet mama, Let me be her kid

She said, "You might get hurt if you don't keep it hid"

 

Well I know my baby, If I see her in the dark

I said I know my rider, If I see her in the dark

 

Now, I goin' to Rosedale, Take my rider by my side

Still barrelhouse, If it's on the riverside, yeah

I know my baby, Lord, I said, "is really sloppy drunk"

I know my mama, Lord, a brownskin, but she ain't no plum

 

See my baby, tell her, Tell her hurry home

Had no lovin', since my baby been gone

See my baby, Tell hurry on home

I ain't had, Lord, my right mind, Since my rider's been gone

 

Hey, she promises, She's my rider

I wanna tell you, She's my rider

I know you're mine, She's my rider

She ain't but sixteen, But she's my rider

 

I'm goin' to Rosedale, Take my rider by side

Anybody argue with me man, I'll keep them satisfied

Well, see my baby, tell her, Tell her the shape I'm in

Ain't had no lovin', Lord, since you know when

 

Spoken: Why don't you come into my kitchen

 

She's a kindhearted lady. She studies evil all the time

She's a kindhearted woman. She studies evil all the time

 

Squeeze my lemon 'til the juice runs down my leg

Squeeze it so hard, I'll fall right out of bed

Squeeze my lemon, 'til the juice runs down my leg

 

Spoken: I wonder if you know what I'm talkin' about

 

Oh, but the way that you squeeze it girl

I swear I'm gonna fall right out of bed

 

She's a good rider

She's my kindhearted lady

I'm gonna take my rider by my side

I said her front teeth are lined with gold

She's gotta mortgage on my body, got a lien on my soul

She's my brownskin sugar plum...

 

 

LEGENDARY PINK DOTS

 

Disturbance

 

We ride on the avalanche we climb the melting red lungs of the ladder that

leads high to a darkening moon. We're the watchers of disaster, we're the

dancers on your tomb. We're the invisible invaders of your privacy... your

dreams. We're the spectres on your screen. We murmur sweet transparent

lunacy on hot oppressive nights - you shine a light and you will see just

a shadow.

 

 Pennies for Heaven

 

Chasing the carrion, we watched the silver bird explode. We tiptoed

through the barrier of smoke and took a hand, but found it unconnected. We

were dining on the wreckage - white napkins round our necks, we took our

plastic spoons and ate. We ate until we couldn't move, 'til sunset turned

the desert red and startled souls ascended to Oblivion.

A fat man with a guilty face held back and tried to hide his case as

angels chanted, "You can't take it with you..." So we're told, Heaven's

paved with gold-but it HAS to come from somewhere?!

   Paradise. It has it's price. We're forced to crawl through needle's

   eyes. Our price. Our choice. We rarely make the right one.

 

 The Third Secret

 

New martyrs swinging in the wind. The dead eyes searching for messiahs in

the stars. The bodies carrying the scars of no confession, no concession.

No sympathy. The laughter from the front row buzzing loudly now in bars,

over chicken in a basket, in the darkest corners of the Central Station.

Passing round the spirit that drove Rommel to his desert hole, smashed

diamonds, stripped the gold from hidden cities in Brazil. And killed the

savage in the name of Mary... Burn the witch, whip the bitch who shows her

ankles on the Sabbath. Bring the kids aged 1 to 63 - the family treat.

Maybe there will be a vision of messiahs in the stars. Now all confess and

make a wish. The priest is passing round the dish...our Lady's selling

tissues for the tears, for all the years of blessed rape in the name of

our sweet lord.

 

 

 Belladonna

 

Belladona. Sea blue marshmallow eyes. Belladonna sees you - it's just

a disguise. She sees nothing but grey. Belladonna. Ice cool, shaken not

stirred. Belladonna. Whisper only the word and she would wash the day

away... And as I faded through the years, she found an answer to the

tears. It wasn't wise, but no, no humble mortal ever matched these eyes.

Belladonna - pretty name for a slave. Belladonna. Starburst - shouts from

the grave "I'll remember our dawn."

 

Cheraderama

 

Colliding in the stroboscope... Yes, now you see me, now you don't.

Tonight I'm dressed in black, I mourn the death of colour. Hopeless,

crying in my wine through happy hour; trace the lines that crawl across

my face and round my eyes. Watch the ballerinas fly on powder clouds

through six dimensions, seeing just the patterns on the wall. Cold eyes

searching for a space that's warm enough to take them through the night.

There's only black & white. Express. We never touch, we only press.

Can taste the desperation in your breath, I swear that I'll protect you if

you'd only look into my eyes. Chose your masks and raise your armour. Eyes

down for Cheraderama!

 

MASSIVE ATTACK

 

Karmacoma

(Vowles, Del Naja, Marshall, Thaws, Norfolk, Locke)

Tricky

You sure you want to be with me
I've nothing to give
Won’t lie and say this lovin's best
Well leave us in emotional pace
Take a walk, taste the rest
No, take a rest

3D

I see you digging a hole in your neighborhood
You’re crazy but you’re lazy
I need to live and I need to
Your troubles must be seen to see through
Money like it's paper with faces i remember
I drink on a daily basis
Though it subtle cools my temper
It never cools my temper

Tricky

Walking through the suburbs though not exactly lovers
You’re a couple, 'specially when your body’s doubled
Duplicate, then you wait for the next kuwait

Tricky & 3D

Karmacoma, jamaica' aroma (x4)

3D

You sure you want to be with me i’ve nothing to give
Take a walk take a rest taste the rest
Take a walk take a rest taste the rest
Take a walk take a rest a taste of rest

Tricky

Don't want to be on top of your list
Monopoly and properly kissed
We overcome in sixty seconds
With the strength we have to together
But for now, emotional ties they stay severed
When there’s trust there’ll be treats
And when we funk we'll hear beats

Tricky & 3D

Karmacoma, jamaica' aroma (x4)

3D

Deflowering my baby, aiyee my baby me
I must be crazy, see i'm swazy
Digging a hole in your neighborhood
You're crazy but you're lazy, must be lazy

Tricky

Don't wanna on top of your list
Monopoly and properly kissed

3D

Deflowering my baby, aiyee my baby me
My baby
Deflowering my baby, aiyee my baby me
I must be crazy, you must be lazy

Tricky & 3D

Karmacoma, what?, jamaica aroma (x4)

 

 

 

Angel

(Vowles, Del naja, Marshall, Hinds)

Horace Andy:

You are my angel
Come from way above
To bring me love

Her eyes
She's on the dark side
Neutralize
Every man in sight

To love you, love you, love you ...

You are my angel
Come from way above

To love you, love you, love you ...

 

 

Risingson

(Vowles, Del naja, Marshall, Reed, Seeger)

3d

I seen you go down to a cold mirror
It was never clearer in my era so
You lick a shine upon your forehead or
Check it by the signs in the corridor
You light my ways through the club maze
We would struggle through the dub daze

I see myself in there upon my lover
It's how you go down to the men's room sink
Sad we talk of how madmen think
I see myself in there upon my lover
I don't know her from another miss
I don't know you from another
See me run now you're gone...dream on

Daddy G

Why you want to take me to this party and breathe
I'm dying to leave
Every time we grind we know we severed lines
Where have all those flowers gone
Long time passing
Why you keep me testing, keep me tasking
You keep on asking

3d

Toy-like people make me boy-like
Toy-like people make me boy-like
They're invisible, when the trip it flips
They get physical, way below my lips
And everything you got hoi-poloi like
Now you're lost and you're lethal
And now's about the time you gotta leave all
These good people...dream on

Nicer than the bird up in the tree top
Cheaper than the chip inside my lap top
All the variations you could do with me
Nicer than the girl up in your mind you're free

Daddy G

Automatic crystal remote control,
They come to move your soul

3d

You're gonna fade into the background
Like a better smoke'll bring you back round
Like a man slide inside you my dear
Your cheap beer's filled with crocodile tears
See 'em run now you're gone...dream on

Toy-like people make me boy-like
Toy-like people make me boy-like

I found a reason
I found a reason

Dream on
Dream on
Dream on

 

 

Mezzanine

(Vowles, Del naja, Marshall)

3d

I'm a little curious of you in crowded scenes
And how serene your friends and fiends
We flew and strolled as two eliminated gently
Why don't you close your eyes and reinvent me

Daddy G

You know you've got that heart made of stone
You should have let me know
You could have let me know

3d

We'll go 'till morning comes
And traffic grows
And windows hum

Daddy G

Speding all week with your friends
Give me evenings and weekends
Evenings and weekends

3d

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these have flaws
All these have flaws

You'd agree it's a typical high
You fly as you watch your name go by
And once the name goes by
Not thicker than water nor thicker than mud
And the eight k thuds it does

Sunset so thickly
Let's make it quiet and quickly
Don't frown
It taste's better on the way back down

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
Will lead to mine

We can unwind
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
Will lead to mine
Will see to
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
Will see to
All these have flaws
Will lead to mine
We can unwind all our flaws
We can unwind all our flaws


 

 

NICK CAVE

 

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@SONG: PAPA WON'T LEAVE YOU, HENRY

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I went out walking the other day

The wind hung wet around my neck

My head it rung with screams and groans

From the night I spent amongst her bones

I past beside the mission house

Where that mad old buzzard, the reverend,

Shrieked and flapped about life after your dead

Well, I thought about my friend, Michel

How they rolled him in linoleum

And shot him in the neck

A bloody halo, like a think-bubble

Circling his head

And I bellowed at the firmament

Looks like the rains are hear to stay

And the rain pissed down upon me

And washed me all away

Saying

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

Well, the road is long

And the road is hard

And many fall by the side

But Papa won't leave you, Henry

So there ain't no need to cry

 

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

 

Well, the moon it looked exhausted

Like something you should pity

Spent an age-spotted

Above the sizzling wires of the city

Well, it reminded me of her face

Her bleached and hungry eyes

Her hair was like a curtain

Falling open with the laughter

And closing with the lies

But the ghost of her still lingers on

Though she's passed through me

And is gone

The slum dogs, they are barking

And the rain children on the streets

And the tears that we will weep today

Will all be washed away

By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

For the road is long

And the road is hard

And many fall by the side

But Papa won't leave you, Henry

So there ain't no need to cry

 

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

 

And I came upon a little house

A little house upon a hill

And I entered through, the curtain hissed

Into the house with its blood-red bowels

Where wet-lipped women with greasy fists

Crawled the ceilings and the walls

They filled me full of drink

And led me round the rooms

Naked and cold and grinning

Until everything went black

And I came down spinning

I awoke so drunk and full of rage

That I could hardly speak

A fag in a whale-bone corset

Draping his dick across my cheek

And its into the shame

And its into a guilt

And its into the fucking fray

And the walls ran red around me

A warm arterial spray

Saying

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

Well, the night is dark

And the night is deep

And its jaws are open wide

But Papa won't leave you, Henry

So there ain't no need to cry

 

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

 

It's the rainy season where I'm living

Death comes leaping out of every doorway

Wasting you for money, for your clothes

And for your nothing

Entire towns being washed away

Favelas exploding on inflammable spillways

Lynch-mobs, death squads, babies being born without brains

The mad heat and the relentless rains

And if you stick your arm into that hole

It comes out sheared off to the bone

And with her kisses bubbling on my lips

I swiped the rain and nearly missed

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

Singing

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

Papa won't leave you, Henry

Papa won't leave you, Boy

Well, the road is long

And the road is hard

And many fall by the side

But Papa won't leave you, Henry

So there ain't no need to cry

 

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

And I went on down the road

He went on down the road

Bent Beneath my heavy load

Under his heavy load

Yeah, I went on down the road

Yeah, he went on down the road

 

Woah, woah

Woah, woah

Woah, woah

Woah, woah

And I went on down that road

 

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@SONG: I HAD A DREAM, JOE

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(l,m)   Nick Cave

(p)     Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

        < Nick Cave: vocals; Mick Harvey: rhythm guitar, organ;

          Blixa Bargeld: guitar; Conway Savage: piano;

          Martyn Casey: bass; Thomas Wydler: drums;

          The Bad Seeds: backing vocals;

          Mick Harvey & David Blumberg: string arrangements;

          Dennis Karmazyn: cello; Bruce Dukov, Barbara Porter: violins >

        ( Henry's Dream [Mute, 1992] )

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I had a dream

I had a dream

I had a dream, Joe

 

I had a dream, Joe

You were standing in the middle of an open road

I had a dream, Joe

Your hands were raised up to the sky

And your mouth was covered in foam

I had a dream, Joe

A shadowy Jesus flitted from tree to tree

I had a dream, Joe

And a society of whores stuck needles in an image of me

I had a dream, Joe

It was Autumn time and thickly fell the leaves

And in that dream, Joe

A pimp in seersucker suit sucked a toothpick

And pointed his finger at me

 

I had a dream,

I had a dream,

I had a dream, Joe

 

I opened my eyes, Joe

The night had been a giant, dribbling and pacing the boards

I opened my eyes, Joe

All your letters and cards stacked up against the door

I opened my eyes, Joe

The morning light came slowly tumbling through the crack

In the window, Joe

And I thought of you and I felt like I was lugging

A body on my back

 

I had a dream,

I had a dream,

I had a dream, Joe

 

Where did you go, Joe?

On that endless, senseless, demented drift

Where did you go, Joe?

Into the woods, into the trees, where you move and shift

Where did you go, Joe?

All dressed up in your ridiculous seersucker suit

Where did you go, Joe?

With that strew of wreckage

Forever at the heel of your boot

 

I had a dream

I had a dream

I had a dream, Joe

I had a dream

I had a dream

I had a dream, Joe

 

 

@SONG: Loverman

 

There's a devil waiting outside your door

(How much longer)

There's a devil waiting outside your door

It is bucking and braying and pawing at the floor

And he's howling with pain and crawling up the walls

There's a devil waiting outside your door

He's weak with evil and broken by the world

He's shouting your name and he's asking for more

There's a devil waiting outside your door

 

Loverman! Since the world began

Forever, Amen Till end of time Take off that

dress I'm coming down I'm your loverman

Cause I am what I am what I am what I am

 

L is for LOVE, baby

O is for ONLY you that I do

V is for loving VIRTUALLY all that you are

E is for loving almost EVERYTHING that you do

R is for RAPE me

M is for MURDER me

A is for ANSWERING all of my prayers

N is for KNOWING your loverman's going to

be the answer to all of yours

 

Loverman! Till the bitter end

While empires burn down Forever and ever

and ever and ever Amen I'm your loverman

So help me, baby So help me

Cause I am what I am what I am what I am

I'll be your loverman!

 

There's a devil crawling along your floor

There's a devil crawling along your floor

With a trembling heart, he's coming through your door

With his straining sex in his jumping paw

There's a devil crawling along your floor

And he's old and he's stupid and

he's hungry and he's sore

And he's lame and he'sblind

and he's dirty and he's poor

Give him more

There's a devil crawling along your floor

 

Loverman! Here I stand Forever, Amen

Cause I am what I am what I am what I am

Forgive me, baby My hands are tied

And I got no choice No, I got no choice at all

 

I'll say it again

 

L is for LOVE, baby

O is for O yes I do

V is for VIRTUE, so I ain't gonna hurt you

E is for EVEN if you want me to

R is for RENDER unto me, baby

M is for that which is MINE

A is for ANY old how, darling

N is for ANY old time

 

I'll be your loverman! I got a masterplan

To take off your dress And be your man

Seize the throne Seize the mantle

Seize the crown Cause I am what I am

What I am what I am I'm your loverman!

 

There's a devil lying by your side

You might think he's asleep

but look at his eyes

He wants you, baby, to be his bride

There's a devil lying by your side

 

Loverman! Loverman!

 

 

@SONG: Red Right Hand

 

Take a litle walk to the edge of town

Go across the tracks

Where the viaduct looms,

like a bird of doom

As it shifts and cracks

Where secrets lie in the border fires,

in the humming wires

Hey man, you know

you're never coming back

Past the square, past the bridge,

past the mills, past the stacks

On a gathering storm comes

a tall handsome man

In a dusty black coat with

a red right hand

 

He'll wrap you in his arms,

tell you that you've been a good boy

He'll rekindle all the dreams

it took you a lifetime to destroy

He'll reach deep into the hole,

heal your shrinking soul

Hey buddy, you know you're

never ever coming back

He's a god, he's a man,

he's a ghost, he's a guru

They're whispering his name

through this disappearing land

But hidden in his coat

is a red right hand

 

You ain't got no money?

He'll get you some

You ain't got no car? He'll get you one

You ain't got no self-respect,

you feel like an insect

Well don't you worry buddy,

cause here he comes

Through the ghettos and the barrio

and the bowery and the slum

A shadow is cast wherever he stands

Stacks of green paper in his

red right hand

 

(Organ solo)

 

You'll see him in your nightmares,

you'll see him in your dreams

He'll appear out of nowhere but

he ain't what he seems

You'll see him in your head,

on the TV screen

And hey buddy, I'm warning

you to turn it off

He's a ghost, he's a god,

he's a man, he's a guru

You're one microscopic cog

in his catastrophic plan

Designed and directed by

his red right hand

 

 

 

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@SONG: THE WEEPING SONG

 

 

Go son, go down to the water

And see the women weeping there

Then go up into the mountains

The men, they are weeping too

 

Father, why are all the women weeping?

They are weeping for their men

Then why are all the men there weeping?

They are weeping back at them

 

This is a weeping song

A song in which to weep

While all the men and women sleep

This is a weeping song

But I won't be weeping long

 

Father, why are all the children weeping?

They are merely crying son

O, are they merely crying, father?

Yes, true weeping is yet to come

 

This is a weeping song

A song in which to weep

While all the men and women sleep

This is a weeping song

But I won't be weeping long

 

O father tell me, are you weeping?

Your face seems wet to touch

O then I'm so sorry, father

I never thought I hurt you so much

 

This is a weeping song

A song in which to weep

While we rock ourselves to sleep

This is a weeping song

But I won't be weeping long

But I won't be weeping long

But I won't be weeping long

But I won't be weeping long

 

 

 

@SONG:                The Mercy Seat

 

Into the mercy seat I climb

My head is shaved, my head is wired

 

                And the mercy seat is waiting

                And I think my head is burning

                Anyway I'm yearning to be done with all this weighing up of truth

                An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

                And anyway I told the truth

                And I'm not afraid to die

 

In heaven his throne is made of gold

And the Ark of his Testament is stone

A throne from which I'm told all nations do unfold

Down here I'm made of the wood and wire

And my body is on fire

And God is never far away

 

 

NICO

 

All That Is My Own

Your winding winds stood so
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

Every child will be able to weep
Every wise man spoke of him
Every keeper will be sleeper
And a guide to ways unsure

Your winding winds did sow
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

He who knows may pass on
The word unknown
And meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore

Your winding winds did sow
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

He who knows may pass on
The word unknown
And meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore

Your winding winds stood so
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

He who knows may pass on the word I know
And meet me on the desertshore
Meet me on the desertshore

Your winding winds did sow
All that is my own
Where land and water meet
Where on my soul
I sit upon my bed
Your ways have led me to bleed

 

 

It Has Not Taken Long

 

It has not taken long
It has not taken long
The hunters they are hiding from me
A wooden hand
A golden reed
A waiting end for them to bleed

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

It has not taken long
It has not taken long
To feast our naked eye upon
The open blade
The hungry beast have found her calling
Calling help me please

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la



Secret Side

 

Without a guide, without a hand
Unwed virgins in the land
Unwed virgins in the land
Tied up on the sand

When there come ships into the land
They'll be awaiting reverence
They'll be awaiting reverence
At their children's hands

Are you not loyal to your pride
Are you not on the secret side ?
It's not a crime, a gain to you,
Do you not understand ?

Without a guide, without a hand
Unwed virgins in the land
Unwed virgins in the land
Tied up on the sand

When there come ships into the land
They'll be awaiting reverence
They'll be awaiting reverence
At their children's hands

Are you not loyal to your pride
Are you not on the secret side ?
It's not a crime, a gain to you,
Do you not understand ?


You Forget to Answer

 

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer

You seem not to be listening
You seem not to be listening
The high tide is taking everything
And you forget to answer

When I remember what to say
When I remember what to say
You will know me again
And you forget to answer


Innocent and Vain

 

The secrets that I do not know
I cannot understand them
A wanted series printed over
Words are his defences

The battle bracelets do not fit
My favourite gladiator
A fanatic hero piously
Has to be a faker

He is a dangerous creator
A master in his mortal cave
I am a savage violator
A valet innocent and vain

 

 

ORDO EQUITUM SOLIS

 

? Roads to Babilon etc.

 

 

 

PINK FLOYD

 

 

    Cirrus Minor.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

In a churchyard by a river

Lazing in the haze of midday

Laughing in the grasses and the graves

 

Yellow bird you are not lonely

In singing and in flying on

In laughing and in leaving

 

Willow weeping in the water

Waving to the river-daughters

Swaying in the ripples and the wreaths

 

On a trip to Cirrus Minor

Saw a crater in the sun

A thousand miles of moonlight later

 

 

  Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Little by little the night turns around

Counting the leaves which tremble in the dawn

Notices leaning on each other and yearning

Under the leaves the swallow is resting

 

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

 

On to the mountain watching the Watcher

Breaking the darkness, breaking the grapevine

The moment your flaw is run to your shadow

Notice the shadow that reopens the vine

 

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Heart of the sun

 

Breaking the shape of his questions for ever

When the sun will fall in the evening

Will he remember the lesson I gave him

 

Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Heart of the sun

 

 

MONEY

 

Money, get away

Get a good job with more pay and you're O.K.

Money, it's a gas

Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash

New car, caviar, four star daydream,

Think I'll buy me a footbal team.

 

Money, get back

I'm alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack

Money, it's a hit

Don't give me that do goody good bullshit

I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set

And I think I need a Lear jet.

 

Money, it's a crime

Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie

Money, so they say

Is the root of all evil today

But if you ask for a rise it's no surprise that

They're giving none away, away, away

 

 

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

 

Daddy's flown across the ocean

Leaving just a memory

A snap shot in the family album

Daddy what else did you leave for me

Daddy what d'ya leave behind for me

All in all it was just a brick in the wall

All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.

 

We don't need no education

We don't need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers leave the kids alone

Hey teacher leave the kids alone

All in all it's just another brick in the wall

All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

 

I don't need no arms around me

I don't need no drugs to calm me

I have seen the writing on the wall

Don't think I need anything at all

No don't think I'll need anything at all

All in all it was all just bricks in the wall

All in all you were all just bricks in the wall.

 

 

HEY YOU

 

Hey you! out there in the cold

Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?

Hey you! standing in the aisles

With itchy feet and fading smiles, can you feel me?

Hey you! don't help them to bury the light

Don't give in without a fight!

 

Hey you! out there on your own,

Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?

Hey you! with your ear against the wall

Waiting for someone to call out would you touch me?

Hey you! would you help me to carry the stone

Open you heart, I'm coming home.

 

But it was only fantasy

The wall was too high, as you can see

No matter how he tried he could not break free

And the worms ate into his brain.

 

Hey you! Out there on the road

Always doing what you're told, can you help me.

Hey you! Out there beyond the wall

Breaking bottles in the hall, can you help me.

Hey you! Don't tell me there's no hope at all

Together we stand, divided we fall.

 

 

THE TRIAL

 

Good morning worm you honour

The crown will plainly show

The prisoner who now stands before you

Was caught red-handed showing feelings,

Showing feelings of an almost human nature

Shame on him.

This will not do.

Call the shcoolmaster

 

I always said he'd come to no good

In the end your honour

If they'd let me have my way I could

Have flayed him into shape.

But my hands were tied

The bleeding hearts and artists

Let him get away with murder

Let me hammer him today.

 

Crazy toys in the attic I'm crazy

Should I go fishing

They must have taken my marbles away.

Call the defendans wife.

 

You little shit, you're in it now

I hope they throw away the key

You should have talked to me more often

Than you did, but no you had to

Go your own way. Have you broken any

Homes up lately?

"Just five minutes worm your honour

Him and me alone!"

Babe!

Come to mother baby let me hold you

In my arms

But I never wanted him to

Get in any trouble

Why'd he ever have to leave me

Worm your honour let me take him home.

 

Crazy over the rainbow I am crazy

Bars in the window

There must have been a door theren the wall

When I came in

Crazy over the rainbow he is crazy

 

The evidence before the court is

Incontravertable, there's no need for

The jury to retire

In all my years of judging

I have never heard before of

Someone more deserving

The full penalty of law.

The way you made them suffer

You exquisite wife and mother

Fills me with the urge to defecate.

But my friend you have revealed your

Deepest fear

I sentence you to be exposed before

Your peers

Tear down the wall!

 

 

HIGH HOPES

 

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young

In a world of magnets and miracles

Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary

The ringing of the division bell had begun

 

Along the long Road and on down the causeway

Do they still meet there by the cut

 

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps

Runnig before time took our dreams away

Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground

To a life consumed by slow decay

 

The grass was greener

The light was brighter

With friends surrounded

The nights of wonder

 

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us

To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side

Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again

Dragged by the force of some inner tide

 

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled

We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

 

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition

There's a hunger still unsatisfied

Our weary eyes still stay to the horizon

Though down this road we've been so many times

 

The grass was greener

The light was brighter

The taste was sweeter

The nights of wonder

With friends surrounded

The dawn mist glowing

The water flowing

The endless river

 

 

POGUES

 

? early hits

 

 

THE RESIDENTS

 

Breath and Length

 

Breath and Lenth

And Breath and Width

And With and Without

In Our Dance

 

 

Smelly Tongues

 

Smelly Tongues Looked Just as They Felt!

 

 

SEX PISTOLS

 

 

                @SONG: GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

                (J. Rotten, P. Cook, S. Jones, G. Matlock)

               

                God save the Queen

                the fascist regime,

                they made you a moron

                a potential H-bomb.

               

                God save the Queen

                she ain't no human being.

                There is no future

                in England's dreaming

               

                Don't be told what you want

                Don't be told what you need.

                There's no future

                there's no future

                there's no future for you

               

                God save the Queen

                we mean it man

                we love our queen

                God saves

               

                God save the Queen

                'cos tourists are money

                and our figurehead

                is not what she seems

               

                Oh God save history

                God save your mad parade

                Oh Lord God have mercy

                all crimes are paid.

               

                When there's no future

                how can there be sin

                we're the flowers

                in the dustbin

                we're the poison

                in your human machine

                we're the future

                you're future

               

                God save the Queen

                we mean it man

                we love our queen

                God saves

               

               

                God save the Queen

                we mean it man

                there is no future

                in England's dreaming

               

                No future

                no future for you

                no fufure for me

               

               

               

                @SONG: ANARCHY IN THE U.K.

                (J. Rotten, P. Cook, S. Jones, G. Matlock)

               

               

                Right! now ha, ha

               

                I am an anti-Christ

                I am an anarchist,

                don't know what I want

                but I know how to get it.

                I wanna destroy the passer by

                'cos I wanna be anarchy,

                Ho dogs body

               

               

                Anarchy for the UK

                It's coming sometime and maybe

                I give a wrong time stop a traffic line.

                Your future dream is a shopping scheme

                cause I wanna be anarchy,

                It's in the city

               

               

                How many ways to get what you want

                I use the best I use the rest

                I use the enemy.

                I use anarchy

                'cause I wanna be anarchy,

               

                Its the only way to be

               

                Is this the MPLA

                or is this the UDA

                or is this the IRA

                I thought it was the UK

                or just another country

                another council tenancy.

               

               

                I wanna be an anarchist

                (oh what a name)

                And l wanna be an anarchist

                (I get pissed destroy)

               

 

My Way

 

And now the end is near and so I face the final curtain

You cunt, I'm not a queer I'll state my case of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full and each and every highway

And yet, much more than this I did it my way

And yes, I've had a few but then again, to few to mention

But dig, what I have to feel I'll see it through with no devotion

Of that take care and just be careful along the highway

And more, much more than this I did it my way

There were times I'm sure you knew

When there was nothing fucking else to do

But through it all, when there was doubt

I shot it up or kicked it out

I fought the just as before and did it my way

Knocked out in bed last night

I've had my fill ooh my share of looting

And now the tears subside

I find it all so amusing

To think I killed a cat

And may I say oh no, not their way

But no, no, not me, I did it my way

For what is a brat, what has he got

When he finds out that he cannot say the things he truly feels

But only the words, not what he feels

The record shows, I've got no clothes and did it my way

 

 

C'mon Everybody

 

 

 

 

Well c'mon everybody and let's get together tonight

I got some money in my jeans

And I'm really gonna spend it right

Well I've been doing my homework all week long

Now to have some fifty and my folk are gone

Ooh c'mon everybody

Oh well my baby's number one

But I'm gonna dance with three or four

And the house will be shaking from bare feet

A-stamping on the floor

Well when you here the music you can't still

If your brother won't rock, your sister will

Oh c'mon everybody

Oh well we really haven't money

But we gotta put a guard outside

If the folks come home

I'm afraid they're gonna have my hide

There'd be no more movies for a week

No more running around with the usual crew

Who cares?

C'mon everybody

 

 

 

E.M.I.

 

There's unlimited supply

and there is no reason why

I tell you it was all a frame

they onl1y did it 'cos of fame -

Who? EMI

 

Too many people had the suss

Too many people support us

An unlimited amount

too many outlets in and out -

Who? EMI

 

And sir and friends are crucified

a day they wished that we had died

We are an addition

we are ruled by-none

Never ever never

 

And you thought that we were faking

that we were all just money making

you do not believe we're for real

or you would lose your cheap appeal?

 

Don't judge a book just by the cover

Unless you cover just another

And blind acceptance is a sign

of stupid fools who stand in line like EMI

 

Unlimited edition

with an unlimited supply

That was fhe only reason

we alt had to say goodbye

 

Unlimited supply

EMI there is no reason why

EMI I tell you if was all a frame

EMI they only did it 'cos of fame

EMI I do not need the pressure

EMI I can't stand the useless fools

EMI unlimited supply

EMI Hallo EMl goodbye A & M

 

 

 

 

The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle

 

 

 

People said we couldn't play They called us foul-mouthed

But the only notes that really count

Are the ones that come in wads

They all drowned when the air turned blue

'Cos w didn't give a toss

Filthy lucre ain't nothing new

But we all get cash from chaos

The time is right to do it now

The greastes rock'n'roll swindle

The time is right to do it now

EMI said you're out of hand

And they gave us the boot

But they couldn't sack us just like that

Without giving us the loot

Thank you kindly A&M

They said we were out of bounds

But that ain't bad for two weeks work

And ?75,000

The time is right to do it now

The greastes rock'n'roll swindle

The time is right to do it now

I just wanna play with my hand

Are you good enough for me

Hiya boys I'm the chosen one

Can't you fucking see

I'm a jealous god and I want everything

And I love you with a knife

I'll take you if you are ready for me

And I'll give you my life

The time is right to do it now

The greastes rock'n'roll swindle

The time is right to do it now

The time is right for Nickey's special

The greatest rock'n'roll swindle star

The time is right for me now

 

 

 

 

Friggin' In The Riggin'

 

It was on the good ship Venus By Christ, ya shoulda seen us

The figurehead was a whore in bed

And the mast, a mammoth penis

The captain of this lugger

He was a dirty bugger

He wasn't fit to shovel shit

From one place to another

Friggin' in the riggin'

Friggin' in the riggin'

Friggin' in the riggin'

There was fuck all else to do

The first mate's name was Morgan By Christ, he was a gorgon

Tem times a day sweet tunes he'd play

On his fucking organ

The first mate's name was Cooper By Christ, he was a trooper

He jerked and jerked until he worked

Himself into a stupor

Friggin' in the riggin'

Friggin' in the riggin'

Friggin' in the riggin'

There was fuck all else to do

The second mate was Andy By Christ, he had a dandy

Till they crushed his cock on a jagged rock

For cumming in the brandy

The cabin boy was Flipper

He was a fucking nigger

He stuffed his ass with broken glass

And circumcised the skipper

Friggin' in the riggin'...

The Captain's wife was Mabel

To fuck she was not able

So the dirty shits, they nailed her tits

Across the whole table

The Captain had a daughter

Who fell in deep sea water

And by her squeals we knew the eels

Had found her sexual quarters

Friggin' in the riggin'...

 

 

SMITH, PATTI

 

Pissing in a river

 

Pissing in a river, watching it rise

Tattoo fingers shy away from me

Voices voices mesmerize

Voices voices beckoning sea

Come come come come back come back

Come back come back come back

 

Spoke of a wheel, tip of a spoon

Mouth of a cave, I'm a slave I'm free.

When are you coming ? Hope you come soon

Fingers, fingers encircling thee

Come come come come come come

Come come come come come come for me oh

 

My bowels are empty, excreting your soul

What more can I give you ? Baby I don't know

What more can I give you to make this thing grow?

Don't turn your back now, I'm talking to you

 

Should I pursue a path so twisted ?

Should I crawl defeated and gifted ?

Should I go the length of a river

[The royal, the throne, the cry me a river]

Everything I've done, I've done for you

Oh I give my life for you.

Every move I made I move to you,

And I came like a magnet for you now.

 

What about it, you're gonna leave me,

What about it, you don't need me,

What about it, I can't live without you,

What about it, I never doubted you

What about it ? What about it ?

What about it ? What about it ?

 

Should I pursue a path so twisted ?

Should I crawl defeated and gifted ?

Should I go the length of a river,

[The royal, the throne, the cry me a river]

What about it, what about it, what about it ?

Oh, I'm pissing in a river.

 

 

Waiting underground

 

If you believe all your hope is gone

down the drain of your humankind

the time has arrived

you'll be waiting here as I was

in a snow-white shroud

waiting underground

 

there by the ridge be a gathering beneath the pilgrim moon

where we shall await the beat of your feet hammering the earth

where the great ones tremble

in their snow-white shrouds

waiting underground

 

if you seek the kingdom come, come along

waiting by the ridge there'll be a gathering

beneath the pilgrim moon

where the [railroad] thunders

 

oh where we shall await the beat of your feet hammering the earth

and as the earth resounds where the great ones tremble

and your humankind becomes as one

and then we will arise

in our snow-white shrouds

when we'll be as one

but until that day we will just await

in our snow-white shrouds

waiting underground

in our snow-white shrouds

waiting underground

 

Waiting underground X6

 

 

SWANS

 

POWER FOR POWER

use sex for control
use power for power
use money for cruelty
use hate for freedom
take control and keep it
don't let go
he was your friend
she was your friend
they were wrong
turn against them
sex, power, money, hate
take control and keep it
don't let go
power for power
power for power's sake

 

MONEY IS FLESH

 

MONEY'S FLESH.
MONEY'S FLESH IN YOUR HAND.
THIS MONEY'S FLESH.
THIS MONEY'S FLESH IN YOUR HAND.
WHEN YOU PAY, YOUR A SERVANT.
YOU DESERVE IT.
YOU DESERVE IT.
MONEY'S EASY TO GET OUT OF YOUR FLESH.
MONEY'S EASY TO GET OUT OF YOUR FLESH.
FLESH IS EASY TO GET WHEN YOU WORK FOR YOUR MONEY.
FLESH IS EASY TO GET WHEN YOU WORK FOR YOUR MONEY.
WHEN YOU GET PAIN:YOU DESERVE IT.
WHEN YOU GET PAIN:YOU DESERVE IT.
YOU DESERVE IT.
YOU DESERVE IT.
YOU DESERVE IT.
YOU DESERVE IT.

 

Children Of God
[Gira, Jarboe]

We are special
We are perfect
We were born in the sight of god
We were born in the sight of god
Our suffering bodies will suffer no more
Our suffering bodies will suffer no more
We are children
Children of God
We are children
Children of God

 

 

New Mind
[Gira, Westberg, Parsons, Kizys]

In the place
Where no one knows
Where they were before
Or what they're doing where
They are now
I will be there
With my eyes wide open
I will be there
(I will be there)
I will be ready
To receive
The new mind
Now I am a man
Now I am a man
But I'm nothing now
And God is mine
Yeah God is mine
Yeah my sin is me
And God is mine
Now I am ready
Now I am ready
To receive
The new mind
Now people get ready
People get ready
The sex in your soul will damn you to hell
The sex in your soul will damn you to hell
Damn you to hell
Damn you to hell
I will be there
I will be there
When he calls my number I will be there
Let the light come in
Damn you to hell
Let the light come in
Damn you to hell
Now save your soul
Damn you to hell
Now save your soul
Damn you to hell
Save your soul
Save your soul
Save your soul
Save your soul

 

Mona Lisa, Mother Earth

 

Tonight, I'll Spend The Night In Mona Lisa's Bed
She'll Hide This Beaten Man Beneath Her Innocence
Tonight No Dream's Denied In Mona Lisa's Mind
We'll Ride A Drowning World Through The Cold Black Sky
Mona Lisa, Mother Earth
Mona Lisa, Mother Earth
My Mind's An Ocean In Mona Lisa's Hand
She Dreams A Hiding World Where The Water Runs Red
Tonight My Dreams Are Born On Mona Lisa's Breast
We'll Walk A Burning World Where The Sun Shines Darkness
Mona Lisa, Mother Earth
Mona Lisa, Mother Earth

 

 

(She's A) Universal Emptiness

 

And She Sits There By The Wall
Making Holes Where I Just Stood
And Her Hands They Touch Her Face
Like Her Face Is Made Of Wood
And She Holds On To A Memory
Of Something I Never Said
But She Still Can't Quite Remember
If My Eyes Are Blue Or Dead

She's The Mother Of Us All
She's The Victim Of My Sadness
And The More She Tries To Know It
The More She'll Never FIll It
She's A Universal Emptiness
A Universal Emptiness
She's A Universal Emptiness
And A Total Lack Of Faith

And I Saw Her Once Before
Down On Her Bended Knees
Through A Window Of The Church At Night
Confessing To The Broken Priest
She Is Holy, As All Women Are
And She Suffers Like A Saint
Yeah She Touched My Hand With Cruelty
But I Was Punished Far Too Late

She's The Mother Of Us All…
She’s The Last Must Take Within


Love of Life

For The Love Of Life
For The Love Of Life
In The Light Of Life
In The Love Of Light
And The Strong Survive
For The Love Of Life
And The Strong Will Rise
In The Endless Light
For The Blood Of Life
For The Love Of Life
In The Bloodless Light
For The Love Of Light
In The Blood Is Light
In The Light Is Life
For The Love Of Life
For The Love Of Life

In The Endless Light
In The Blood Of Life
Now The Strong Will Rise
For The Love Of Light
In The Bloodless Light
Now The Strong Survive
For The Love Of Life
For The Blood Of Life
And The Heavens Come
For The Strongest Ones
In A Universe
Made Of Blood And Love
In The Blood Is Light
In The Light Is Life
For The Love Of Life
For The Love Of Life

 

 

I Am The Sun

 

And I am the sun
I rise above the world
And when the light goes out
I kill another child
And I am insane
I crawl into your mouth
I grow like a flower
I grow a suicide
And I am the sun
And I am the light
And I am the sun
Yeah I am the light
And I am the dog
I cut out my eyes
Yeah I will nullify
My true love creation
And I am the sun
I love everyone
I live inside your chest
I grow like a cancer
And I am the sun
And I am the light
Yeah I am the sun
Yeah I am the light
I love everyone
I love everyone



Celebrity Lifestyle

 

The secret sign of a charmed existence

Is the shiny liquid on her lips
And the ecstasy that comes with her image
Grows from the power that the money gives

And she's got a celebrity lifestyle
And she's just floating in space
Yeah she's got a celebrity lifestyle
And all her children want a suck and a taste of oh her
Celebrity lifestyle
Yeah her celebrity life

And she's just a drug addiction
And a self reflecting image of a narcotized mind
The secret wisdom of 120 days is hidden deep in between her legs
And sexual transcendence is reserved for the wealthy
But is only one joy that money can make

She's got a celebrity lifestyle
And she's got a glowing white face
Yeah she's got a celebrity lifestyle
And she ties her naked children up with wires and lace
Oh her celebrity lifestyle is the product of a celebrity mind
And her celebrity mouth is the perfect image of the end of time
Oh we're alive
Oh we're alive
Oh my celebrity lifestyle
Oh my celebrity fear

 

 

Killing For Company

 

I couldn't stop myself
I knew I'd do it again
But I could heal myself,
If I could feel your skin
And if I comprehend this moment
I know we'll live again
And if I heal your wound
We will make love again
And now we're slipping through this millenium
We should feel sorry for the people
Can I kiss your skin?
And there's hunger in the desert.
And missiles in the sky
And every soul is interwoven
Before the wrong or right
I know we'll live again
Though it's just a feeling
I know we'll never end
I'll keep you company

 

 

Mothers Milk

 

And I'll sleep in the sea
And I'll wait there beneath the mud
And forgotten dreams and disease
And what's the secret I'll drain from your soul
And sweet is the sugar I'll drink from your skull
And where is the wound that shines the blue light
And who is the dead man my body made love to last night?

 

 

HELPLESS CHILD (MUSIC/WORDS: GIRA)

 

NOW YOU BE THE MOTHER,

AND I'LL BE YOUR FOOL,

I'LL HIDE MYSELF DEEP INSIDE,

YOUR CRIMSON POOL.

THE MUDDY WATER RUNS,

BENEATH YOUR FOLDS,

YOU WON'T LET ME BREATHE,

YOU WON'T LET ME GO.

NOW YOU BE THE STRANGER,

AND I'LL BE THE WHITE-SKINNED SON,

YOU'LL BLACKEN MY INNOCENCE,

WITH SUGAR AND OPIUM...

THE CHILDREN WERE SUFFOCATING,

DOWN IN YOUR DAMP CAVE,

AND YOU WERE THE MOTHER,

AND I WAS THE SLEEPING SLAVE.

PROTECT ME FROM VIOLENCE,

HOLD ME IN YOUR COOL LIPS,

YOU DRUG ME WITH KINDNESS,

SO I CAN PRETEND I EXIST.

NOW YOU BE THE ONLY CHILD,

I'LL SUCK ON YOUR BREAST,

YOU'LL FEED ME WITH GASOLINE,

I'LL BURN MY NAME IN YOUR HEAD

 

 

THE SOUND (WORDS/MUSIC: GIRA)

 

AND WIDE

ARE YOUR DELUSIONS,

DEEP RED

IS THE SPACE BEHIND YOUR EYES,

CLOSED FOREVER

IS THE DOOR TO YOUR ROOM,

BUT INSIDE THERE

LIVES THE SOUND,

YOU DESPISE,

BUT I LOVE...

MOTHER,

I WAS WRONG.

I AM WRONG...

 

 

ANIMUS (MUSIC/WORDS: GIRA)

SOMEWHERE, THROUGH THE FROZEN FIELDS,

SOMEWHERE, BENEATH YOUR PALE AND TENDER SKIN,

LIES A HOUSE, ABSORBING FEAR AND PAIN –

SOLAR, RED, CONTAINED – FEEDING ON MY DREAMS.

 

SOMEWHERE COLD, INSIDE THE OPTIC WIRE,

DOWN WHERE FINGERS AND SEMEN CRACK AND BLEED –

THERE I WILL BE, WITH MY ARMS SPREAD OUT AND BROKEN,

WAITING FOR YOUR BREATH, TO ANIMATE MY VEINS.

 

WE'RE NOT ALONE: ALL OUR THOUGHTS ARE NUMBERED –

MALIGNANT AND COLD, ANIMAL AND HUNGRY.

BUT I WILL CONTAIN ALL, THAT EVER WAS OR WILL BE,

THEN I'LL WATCH MY SKIN ERUPT, IN A SYMPHONY OF FLAMES –

 

SCREAMING OUT YOUR NAME,

SCREAMING OUT YOUR NAME...

 

WHY CAN'T I HIDE INSIDE YOUR MALLEABLE, ELECTRIC FACE?

YOU'D SUCK AWAY THE PAIN, AND SWALLOW DOWN MY SICKEST DREAMS.

NOW MY BODY FEELS LIKE SNOW, SPILLING OUT THE SHATTERED SCREEN

WHERE WILL WE BE THEN, WHEN ALL THE FEAR AND BLOOD ARE GONE,

DRAINED INTO ONE HUNDRED MILLION OPEN CHILDREN'S MOUTHS

 

SCREAMING OUT YOUR NAME,

SCREAMING OUT YOUR NAME

 

 

EMPATHY

(WORDS/MUSIC: GIRA)

YOU WERE WRONG TO RESIST ME,

I WAS WRONG TO FORGIVE.

NOW I LOATHE MY OWN WEAKNESS,

BUT YOU PRAISE ME FOR THIS.

THERE'S A PLACE IN YOUR FUTURE,

WHERE THE WOUND WILL BE HEALED,

AND THE CHILDREN YOU INJURED,

WILL RISE UP, PURIFIED, THEN KILL YOUR NAME...

YOU'RE AFRAID OF THE MIRROR,

SO YOU CRAWL ON THE FLOOR,

WHERE YOU COUNT YOUR PERVERSIONS,

THEN YOU RISE UP, FILTHY, WITH REMORSE...

 

 

THE FINAL SAC (WORDS/MUSIC: GIRA)

OH JESUS, OH JESUS,

YOU'RE MY ONLY GOD.

OH JESUS, OH JESUS,

YOU'RE MY ONLY GIRL.

I FOLLOW YOU NOW.

I'LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN,

TO A DIRTY BLACK ROOM,

WHERE THE AIR IS GONE.

I'LL LIE DOWN ON THE TABLE,

AND I'LL WAIT FOR YOU,

TO STEP INSIDE ME NOW.

STEP INSIDE ME NOW.

COME ON, COME ON IN.

OH JESUS CHRIST,

YOU'RE MY ONLY, MY ONLY GOD...

IF I DRINK YOUR BLOOD,

I WILL BE LIKE YOU.

GIRL, I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU.

I'LL LOOK INTO YOUR EYES,

AND CLOSE MY MIND.

GET OUT OF MY MIND.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD.

OH JESUS, OH JESUS,

YOU'RE MY ONLY GOD...

 

 

The Man With The Silver Tongue
by M. Gira

 

The man with the silver tongue is cutting off my silver tongue .
He covers me in soft white clay . I kiss his skin with razor blades .
I paint his face with cadmium . He feeds my blood with lithium .
God made our world just yesterday . Our silver tongue inscribes his face .
The deep red sea is falling back . He sews my wound to feed his lack .
On crosses painted red and gold ,his skin is stretched and futures told .
My Jesus of the rotting meat : I cut your throat and lick your feet .

 

Our freedom's like the slaughtered pig - He screams for love , we murder it .
The spoon of honey on my tongue ; I drained it from where his body hung .
Shining white and red and silver love - The man with the silver tongue .
My Jesus of the silver meat : I cut your tongue and drink your heat...
Singing la, la la , la la la ,la . Singing la , la la,la la la,la . Singing la....

 

 

WHY I ATE MY WIFE

I heard your voice in my mind - you were Iying
I saw you under the door - you were sleeping
An ocean bleeds in your veins - now you're melting
Your hand holds onto the sun - protecting
The air is red and cold - in your insides
I feel your tongue in my mind - caressing
I feel your eyes in mine - remembering
You peel my body away - you're emerging
I put my mouth on your name - and I swallowed
I heard a sound in your chest - it was hollow
Your hand was under my skin - yes l'm fallow
I'll curl my body inside - to see through you
I love you more than my mind - but l'm Iying
I can't remember the words - but I loved you
I can't remember my name - you live through me
I can't remember the words - now l'm Iying
I can't go on with the song - but you're singing.

 

SYLVIAN, DAVID

 

Nostalgia

 

Voices heard in fields of green
Their joy their calm and luxury
Are lost within the wanderings of my mind

I'm cutting branches from the trees
Shaped by years of memories
To exorcise their ghosts from inside of me

The sound of waves in a pool of water
I'm drowning in my nostalgia

 

 

September

The sun shines high above
The sounds of laughter
The birds swoop down upon
The crosses of old grey churches
We say that we're in love
While secretly wishing for rain
Sipping coke and playing games

September's here again
September's here again

 


Mother and Child

 

Shadows form knights and pawns
Upon the squares
Blood is drawn up from the well
Secret signs brought the crime
Right to your door
An innocent guilty as hell

Oh, the cot is open wide
Damp with milk and honey
Gone the mother and the child
In Jesus name

Should they be waiting there
On my return
I may run into their arms
Walking on a razor's edge
Unconcerned
Game is lost again
I'll never learn

 

Every Colour You Are

I touched his hand
Burned like coal
Put pay to the devil
And saw the mountain fall

Feel like crying
The jokes gone to far
You can be anything you want
Every colour you are

Family man
His patience tried
Put a torch to his home
And warmed his hands by the fire
The greed of desire

My roads uncrossed
White lined and tarred
By believing in you
Every colour you are

 

 

Rain Tree Crow

I see the world
With a heart that knows
In shadow play
Rain
Tree
Crow

I put no trust in mile stones
Disparate hopes
Halfway homes

I share the world with one who knows
The light still shines
In shadow play
Rain
Tree
Crow

 

 

20th Century Dreaming
(a shaman's song)

Cold morning
Start of another day
Sleeping through the epilogue
Waking to the sound of rain
Driven to the crossroads
Where value's meaningless
What did you do to my faith
In justice, hope and happiness

Social, economical, spiritual
I'm moving to the house of love

Take my fire
Take my food and water
Forget about those promises
Of social good and social order
Lassoed by the cowboys
Tied down and it shows
Well I'm roping in those bad dreams
And selling off my work clothes

Social, economical, spiritual
I'm moving to the house of love

Gonna take a course of action
To restore my sight
'til the heart of motivation
Is filled with a golden light
They're hiding in the treetops
Tugging at my coat
But the power lines are falling down
And burning in the undergrowth

Social, economical, spiritual
I'm moving to the house of love

As the river runs
Tumbles and turns
You know you shouldn't stay
Or play the game again
But it could be different this time
You may win

Dreaming, dreaming
Dreaming, dreaming lying down

Dreaming,dreaming
Dreaming, dreaming lying down

I'm moving to the house of love

Here comes the dreaming

 

 

Darshan
(the road to graceland)

Darshan

Two birds
One stone
One chance
Is thrown
Don't make
Mistakes

Two thieves
Strung up
One knife
One cut
Two doors
One shut

One light
One way
One road
To take
We stand
And wait

From cool
To warm

 

"The Boy With The Gun"

 

He knows well his wicked ways

A course of bitterness

A grudge held from his childhood days

As if life had loved him less

Reading down his list of names

He ticks them one by one

He points the barrel at the sky

Firing shots off at the sun

 

I am the law and I am the king

I am the wisdom, listen to me sing

 

He carves out the victim’s names

In the wooden butt of the gun

He leans well back against the tree

He knows his kingdom’s come

He’ll breath a sigh self satisfied

The work is in good hands

He shoots the coins into the air

And follows where the money lands

 

I am the law and I am the king

I am the wisdom, listen to me sing

 

He pauses at the city’s edge

Of hellfire and of stone

He summons up the devil there

To give him courage of his own

He’ll free the sinners of deceit

They’ll hear his name and run

His justice is his own reward

Measured out beneath the sun

 

I am the law and I am the king

I am the wisdom, listen to me sing

 

And my name’s on the gun

 

 

"Orpheus"

 

Standing firm on this stony ground

The wind blows hard

Pulls these clothes around

I harbour all the same worries as most

The temptations to leave or to give up the ghost

I wrestle with an outlook on life

That shifts between darkness and shadowy light

I struggle with words for fear that they’ll hear

But orpheus sleeps on his back still dead to the world

 

Sunlight falls, my wings open wide

There’s a beauty here I cannot deny

And bottles that tumble and crash on the stairs

Are just so many people I knew never cared

Down below on the wreck of the ship

Are a stronghold of pleasures I couldn’t regret

But the baggage is swallowed up by the tide

As orpheus keeps to his promise and stays by my side

 

Tell me, I’ve still a lot to learn

Understand, these fires never stop

Believe me, when this joke is tired of laughing

I will hear the promise of my orpheus sing

 

Sleepers sleep as we row the boat

Just you the weather and I gave up hope

But all of the hurdles that fell in our laps

Were fuel for the fire and straw for our backs

Still the voices have stories to tell

Of the power struggles in heaven and hell

But we feel secure against such mighty dreams

As orpheus sings of the promise tomorrow may bring

 

Tell me, I’ve still a lot to learn

Understand, these fires never stop

Please believe, when this joke is tired of laughing

I will hear the promise of my orpheus sing

 

 

Ghosts

 

When the room is quiet

The daylight almost gone

It seems there's something I should know

Well, I ought to leave

But the rain it never stops

And I've no particular place to go

 

Just when I think I'm winning

When I've broken every door

The ghosts of my life

Blow wilder than before

Just when I thought I could not be stopped

When my chance came to be king

The ghosts of my life

Blew wilder than the wind

 

Well, I'm feeling nervous

Now I find myself alone

The simple life's no longer there

Once I was so sure

Now the doubt inside my mind

Comes and goes, but leads nowhere

 

 

"The Ink in The Well"

 

The lights of the ashes smoulder through hills and vales

Nostalgia burns in the hearts of the strongest

Picasso is painting the ships in the harbour

The wind and sails

These are years with a genius for living

 

The rope is cut, the rabbit is loose

(fire at will in this open season)

The blood of a poet, the ink in the well

(it’s all written down in this age of reason)

 

The animals run through harvested fields of fire

The bitterness shown on the face of the homeless

Picasso is painting the flames from the houses

The sudden rain

These are years with a genius for living

 

The rope has been cut, the rabbit is loose

(fire at will in this open season)

The blood of a poet, the ink in the well

(it’s all written down in this age of reason)

 

Fire at will

 

 

"Pocket Full of Change"

 

She brings me water

Sweeter than wine

Lost in the moment

Summertime

 

Counting the hours

Beating our time

Shallow as any heart

I could hope to find

 

Move with the water

Drift with the tide

With no regrets

To keep ghosts alive

 

When she smiles

She smiles for me

Life runs out

Like a pocketful of change

Time runs out

Like a pocket full of change

 

Here comes the morning

Blind and tired

Pulled by the undertow

This world of mine

This world is mine

 

When she cries

She cries for me

Life runs out

Like a pocketful of change

Time runs out

Like a pocket full of change 

 

 

Jean The Birdman

 

He gambles on the Sabbath

He's pulling at the mane

He thrashes on the horse's back

Ambition is a bloody game

 

Horse doesn't want to jump

The river looks too wide

Well he faces every hurdle

With a nervous state of mind

 

";Stay with me, breathe deeply

take three paces back

turn and make a full attack";

 

The gods are laughing

And they're tugging at the reins

But he's taken to his wings

And they hit the bank

 

Heaven may stone him

But Jean the birdman pulls it off

 

His finger's on the trigger

His eye is on the clock

He doesn't give the game away

And quickly fires the bullets off

 

Six hearts cut short

Still dreaming they're alive

Run'round in dusty circles

Like an absent state of mind

 

Who hunter? Who victim?

God love America

He surely doesn't love him

 

Hitching out of nowhere

Lands in traffic knee deep

A chance to stave the morning off

And get some sleep

 

Heaven may stone him

But Jean the birdman pulls it off

 

He wears a crucifix

His mother left to him

It's wrapped in chains around his heart

Rusted and wafer thin

 

";Don't count on luck son";

All the angels sing

";Don't need to check a weathervane

We all know what tomorrow brings";

 

Life is a gamble from

Coyotes with the mules

Life is a bullring

For taking risks and flouting rules

 

Who needs a safety net

The world is open wide

Just look out for card sharks

And the danger signs

 

Heaven may stone him

But Jean the birdman pulls it off

 

 

I Surrender

 

I opened up the pathway of the heart

The flowers died embittered from the start

 

That night I crossed the bridge of sighs and I surrendered

 

I looked back and glimpsed the outline of a boy

His life of sorrows now collapsing into joy

 

And tonight the stars are all aligned and I surrender

My mother cries beneath a southern sky and I surrender

 

Recording angels and the poets of the night

Bring back the trophies of the battles that we fight

 

Searchlights fill the open skies and I surrender

 

Outrageous cries of love have called me back

Derailed the trains of thought, demolished wayward tracks

 

You tell me I’ve no need to wonder why I just surrender

 

I stand too close to see the sleight of hand

How she found this child inside the frightened man

 

Tonight I’m learning how to fly and I surrender

 

I’ve travelled all this way for your embrace

Enraptured by the recognition on your face

 

Hold me now while my old life dies tonight and I surrender

My mother cries beneath the open skies and I surrender

 

An ancient evening just before the fall

The light in your eyes, the meaning of it all

 

Birds fly and fill the summer skies and I surrender

 

She throws the burning books into the sea

Come find the meaning of the word inside of me

 

It’s alright the stars are all aligned and I surrender

My mother cries beneath the moonlit skies and I surrender

 

My body turns to ashes in her hands

The disappearing world of footprints in the sand

 

Tell me now that this love will never die and I’ll surrender

My mother cries beneath the open skies and I surrender

 

 

God Man

 

Welcome to Sun State

The language of light

The energies impulse

The loud, dark, iron

The purpose of history

In Eurasian Steppes

From threshold to threshold

Astonishment

 

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

God Man

 

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

God Man

 

From different maps

Dead bees on a cake

You’re sweeping the forest

Man, it’s getting late

The milkweed is growing

Through cotton grass

You borrowed the car

But you didn’t ask

 

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

God Man

 

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

God Man

 

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

God Man

 

And everything’s dark

Then you’re wrapped up

Born into brightness

 

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

You’ve misunderstood the place where you stand

 

 

Wanderlust

 

Help me I feel like I'm weightless
Floating right out of your hands
And there's only so much I aspire to
Taking one day at a time
And deliverance has many faces
But grace is an aquaintance of mine
Tell me how could it have happened
You know that we're not the marrying kind.
Travel light, don't think twice
We're leaving the shadows behind.
It's given us, yeah
This wonderful wanderlust.
It's given us this wonderful wanderlust
It's given us this wonderful wanderlust
I don't doubt it, I feel it, yeah
Wanderlust
Wanderlust

Help me, this waterboys wasted
Falling right out of your sky
And there's nothing that could do without you
Loving the state that I'm in
Between no longer and not yet
On the threshold of some bright affair
The match was struck and I was fired
The embers of a drowning man
Tell me why won't I listen
Or acknowledge that I don't understand
Losing light, a selfish kind
And we're out on the road again.
It's given us, yeah
This wonderful wonderlust.
It's given us this wonderful wanderlust
It's given us this wonderful wanderlust
I don't doubt it, I feel it, yeah


Turn the headlights on full
I want to take in it all
And let it wash over me
The bridge looks so high
From the ledge that we climbed
But we climbed them so that we could be free
Give me no dreams of what the future brings
I need to know when I have gone too far, oh
Repeated lightening strikes
Up and down the spine
They search us out wherever we go
In a world full of lies
That tug at the truth
I'm taking no sides
Now I recognise you.

Wanderlust
Wanderlust

It's given us, given us
This wonderful wanderlust

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
Wander---lust

I don't doubt it

No

 

 

Atom And Cell

 

Her skin was darker than ashes

And she had something to say

Bout being naked to the elements

At the end of yet another day

And the rain on her back that continued to fall

From the bruise of her lips

Swollen, fragile, and small

 

And the bills that you paid with were worth nothing at all

A lost foreign currency

Multi-coloured, barely reputable

Like the grasses that blew in the warm summer breeze

Well she offered you this to do as you pleased

 

And where is the poetry?

Didn’t she promise us poetry?

 

The redwoods, the deserts, the tropical ease

The swamps and the prairie dogs, the Joshua trees

The long straight highways from dirt road to tar

Hitching your wheels to truck, bus, or car

 

And the lives that you hold in the palm of your hand

You toss them aside small and damn near unbreakable

You drank all the water and you pissed yourself dry

Then you fell to your knees and proceeded to cry

 

And who could feel sorry for a drunkard like this

In a democracy of dunces with a parasites kiss?

 

And where are the stars?

Didn’t she promise us stars?

 

Nothing will ever be as it was

The price has been paid with a thousand loose shoes

Pictures are pasted on shop windows and walls

Like a poor mans Boltanski

Lost one and all.

 

Sell, sell

Bid your farewell

Come, come

Save yourself

Give yourself over

Pushing your consciousness

Deep into every atom and cell,

Sell,

Bid your farewell

Come, come

Save yourself

Give yourself over

Pushing your consciousness

Deep into every atom and cell,

Sell,

Bid your farewell

Come, come

Save yourself

Give yourself over

Pushing your consciousness

Deep into every atom and cell

 

 

Snow Borne Sorrow

 

Strip the branches

Unsheathe the hatchets

The threads of friendship

Are coming off

 

The teeth of lawyers

Man the trenches

Bands of betrothal

Are coming off

 

But if we’re good

If we’re kind

But if we’re good

Generous and kind

We’ll inhabit their sunsets

Their goddesses and queens

We’ll try to do the right thing

 

(Oh save them)

Oh save them

(Oh save them)

(Oh save them)

Oh save them

(Oh save them)

 

Let the children come to me

 

It’s a harrowing world

Of adults and girls

Lashing out at the hurt

That surrounds them

 

With the knives drawn apart

They shatter the heart

Of anyone that dares come between them

 

Let the children come to me

 

Once a playground of swings

Then the malice set in

And reduced all the colours to winter

 

So we made it our own

This snow borne sorrow

And this love that stutters and splinters

 

Let the children come to me

 

Her apostles have gone

They left one by one

With no forwarding address to trace them

 

It’s a secular world

Of adults and girls

And we ask because nothing is certain

 

Let the children come to me

 

When their feet touch the ground

Naked unbound

I want them to know they can trust me

 

There’s so much to be ungrateful for

 

Let the children come to me

 

The Heart Knows Better

 

I don't know how long

She's been here with me