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B-Sides & Non-album Tracks

Dry (1992)

Rid of Me (1993)

4-Track Demos

To Bring You My Love (1995)

Dance Hall at Louse Point (1996)

Is This Desire? (1998)

Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)

Uh Huh Her (2004)

White Chalk (2007)

A Woman a Man Walked By (2009)

Let England Shake

The Hope Six Demolition Project

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30

Over my body the shadows played
It wasn't night and it wasn't day
Counting something, what have I found?
Thirty diamonds in my hand

Thirty miles, the world unfolds
Thirty miles, a pot of gold
I often think of America

I often dream of shooting a gun
Thirty years, I'm still a child
Looking for something in a smile

Thirty miles, the world unfolds
Thirty miles, a pot of gold
Listen here, in my song
Thirty miles won't be long

Thirty diamonds, birds of fire
Sparkle like the summer sky
Thirty diamonds, thirty miles
Looking for something in your smile

I'm looking for something in your smile
I'm looking for something in your smile


66 PROMISES

66 promises
Fell from your lips
66 kisses
To rest on my child fingertips
66 lovers
To come till I tell
66 positions to
Take on this well-worn trail

66 magicians
Delivered the goods
Documented our marriage
For some silent film in Hollywood

Is it not what you thought it would be?
Was it not what you wanted it to be?
Was I not what you thought I would be?
Is it not what you wanted it to be?

60 mouths talking
But making no sense
Of life and of liberty
And the pursuit of happiness
Waiting for something
To smash a few holes
In the wall of good fortune
And the windows to a outer world

And 66 promises
And came in a kiss
Provided a meaning
Now I see how it really is

And it's not what I thought it would be?
And it's not what I wanted it to be?
And it's not what I thought it would be?
And it's not what I wanted it to be?


97 DEGREES

It's already done
I'm down on my knees
Look what you done
You've made a fool out of me

It's already too late
You've given me the taste

Look what you've done
There's no turning round
I forget today
I couldn't turn it down

It's all in the details
No reason, just face

You'd better give me some
Of the magic stuff
It's all in the thought
I'm burning up
I'm burning up

It's 97 degrees
Look what you've done
You've ruined everything

You better hurry up
With that magic stuff
It's all your fault
I can't get enough


ANGEL

Angel, an angel has come
Angel, an angel has come
I need so, I need someone
I need so, I need someone

He's ready, look now he's ready
He's ready, ready
All of this longing just isn't heaven
Look now it's ready, it's ready, ready
Just want to be seen

The big low, the big lonely
The big low, the big lonely
Is eating not only me
Is eating not only me

I'm ready, look now I'm ready, I'm ready, ready
I'm tired of this waiting, I'm tired of pity
Look now it's ready, it's ready, ready
Just want to be seen

Falling, falling free
Falling, falling

I'm ready, look now I'm ready, I'm ready, ready
I'm tired of this waiting, I'm tired of pity
Look now it's ready, it's ready, ready
Just want to be seen

I'm ready, I'm ready, ready


A Dog Called Money

The kids are rolling dice for change,
sitting on the backyard steps,
calling Money's name.

Old guy walking to the store,
chewing on a cocktail stick stops to tell us
what is what.

He says, "Everything is staged,
that's how it is.
People are just paid and bought,
and I'm tired of it.

What are you gonna do
to change it?
Everything is staged,
that's what's going on."

The kids rolling dice again.
Sun is beating down.
I ask the old guy's name.

He smiles, the pitbull runs our way.
the kids call out for him,
"Money! Money!"

He says, "Everything is staged,
that's how it is.
People are just paid and bought,
and I'm tired of it.

What are you gonna do
to change it?
It's all about money,
that's what's going on."


AS CLOSE AS THIS

With those eyes, you could be
In movies, in the lights
And nothing gets as close as this

With those eyes, just a breath
Can send me back to Bethlehem
Nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted

This world's alive, this room awake
With Tigers palms and rattlesnakes
And nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted

Every bird is on the wing
You fill the air, you're everything
Make me run screaming down the wind
Hopelessly in love again
And nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted
Nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted


BOWS & ARROWS

I saw your face
Whiter the purity
Then I saw savages
Standing before me

Bows and arrows
Tipped with poison
Make tenderness please
Stand by my pillow

I see evil
Everytime I dream
I see earth's poison
I hear violence sing
Even your touch
Once so pure
Comes fates cold hand
On my locked door

Won't you send those angels to watch over me?

I can't catch the bow
That this planet has thrown
I can't catch this bow
On my own
In come the arrows
Like a needle

You pierce my heart
And I taste poison
You pierce my soul
With bows and arrows

Won't you send those angels to watch over me?


DANCE

Wedding night, blade knife
Shining under orange light
See him running, caught under headlight
Don't care anyway
This scar has seen better days
Get it out of my way
That's where music playing

I'll get dancing
I'm here dancing
I'm here dancing
I'm here dancing

Maggie comes fleet foot, face full of black soot
Talking that the heat put plants in the bed but
Married on Wednesday, written on Thursday
Trial on Friday, hung herself on Saturday

I'm here dancing
I'm here dancing
I'm here dancing

oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...

Time and time
I know time trickle by
Hung herself on washing line
This girl's drip dry

I'm here dancing
I'm here dancing
I'm here dancing
I'm here dancing


Dance on the Mountain

Kalashnikovs brought across
a mountain on the back of mules
They stored their weapons
in a school
Is something wrong?
Something wrong...

Something terrifying
Something terrifying

And now the slopes of dry grass
hold crouching boys
watch their fathers dance
Holding hands, they follow the drums
Something terrifying is going on

The oldest dancer
takes off his hat
to place a glass of water
on his head
bares his teeth
wakes the dead

this is their land
they dance upon
Something terrifying is going on

Something terrifying
Something terrifying

The dancer falls
to kneel before
the village elder
stains on his shirt
Rising up
growing strong

the boy children
start to dance
It's terrifying
It's terrifying...

In the distance people call
like a river running home
In the distance people call
like a river calling out
In the distance people call
in the oldest language known

It's terrifying
It's terrifying


DADDY

Daddy
Hold me
It seems so very dark tonight
And day

Daddy
I can't sleep
Need you to come and sing to me

That the stars
Up in the sky
Will shine down gently on the two of us tonight
And soon enough (Daddy)
It will be light (Baby)
We'll hold on tightly to each other, you and I
And I won't cry

Oh Daddy
Your baby
Is weak and calling out your name

My Daddy
Oh don't leave me
I beg you sing your song again

That the stars
Up in the sky
Will shine down gently on the two of us tonight
And soon enough (Daddy)
It will be light (Baby)
We'll hold on tightly to each other, you and I
And I won't cry (Baby)
Or call your name
And I won't
And I won't
And I won't
And I won't


DARLING BE THERE

Take me over
Pale blue water
Take me under
Take me home

Darling be there
Bring me laughter
I'll be happy
Ever more

Bring me sunshine
Bring me love
No tomorrow
He'll fall upon

Darling be there
Bring me laughter
I'll be happy
Ever more

Darling be there
Bring me laughter
I'll be happy
Ever more


GOODNIGHT

Here I am
Prairieland
Got it all, got
Gun in hand
I see
Dungarees
They're on my husband
They're on me

We have the stars
We have the trees
We'll have everything
We need to feed

I'll make babes
He'll make chairs
We'll sell them at
The county fair
We'll walk on
We'll walk tall
We'll dance once a week
The union hall

We'll have the stars
We'll have the trees
We'll have everything
We need to feed

Here I am
Prairieland
I got it all, got
Gun in hand
I'll sweep the porch
I dust his room
We swing together
On our chair at noon

We have the stars
We have the trees
We have everything
We need to feed

We have the stars
We have the trees
We have everything
We need to feed


GUILTY

There's a little figure on the television
scratching at the ground by a pile of rags.
Grainy little figures on television screens
weighing up the moment – guilty, guilty.

What's he doing with that stick?
Which one is guilty?

Back in the bunker in the operations room
a bored soldier is eating his lunch
while drones in their thousands are unveiled in Texas
to roaring voices, but nobody asked us if we wanted them.

What’s he doing with that stick?
Which one is guilty?

Power to the predator. The Grim Reaper.
Grainy little suspects running for shelter.
The drones have come in their thousands
but nobody asked us if we wanted them.

Rules and regulation…


HARDER

Oh oh my my my
My man's up all night
Works me till I moan
Drives me out of my mind

Why it's so hard
Must be made out of cold steel
Why it's so hard
He's a man running my wheel

Just keep me burning
Just keeps me yearning
Put my whole body on fire
Burning whole body desire

Why it's so hard
Yeah taking me over
Why it's so hard
My cold steel soldier

Harder
Harder
Harder

Oh oh make me beg
Eats meat in my bed
Works me till I'm done
Mad dog can sure hunt

Why it's so hard
Must be made out of cold steel
Why it's so hard
C'mon Daddy drive my wheel

Harder
Harder
Harder

Why it's so hard
Money made out of cold steel
Why it's so hard
He's a turning my wheel

Harder
Harder
Harder
Yeah


HEAVEN

Everything's joy in heaven
And it's so good to live in this world of ours
Breathing the clean air through my lungs
Is an endless experience

Where I can go for a walk
Where I can go where I please
Where I can go for a walk
Where I can say what I please
Without being picked up by the police
Without being picked up by the police

If heaven is a place on earth
Then I must be on the moon
If heaven is a place on earth
Then I want to be getting there soon
If heaven is a place on earth
Then I must be on the moon
If heaven is a place on earth
Then I want to be getting there, getting there soon

Where I can release the tension
With the pushing of a button
Where I can release the tension
With the pushing of a button
Pushing of a button, pushing of a button

She picked the apple and gave it to him
Did she know what she was doing?
She picked the apple and gave it to him
Did she know what she was doing?


Homo Sappy Blues (Washington, DC)

Jaw and a leg bones, reconstructed skull
On continents or oceans
They died so young

What God sent you,
sent you from your cave?
I need your wisdom
Homo Sapiens

Path of your migration
Is marked upon a map
Looking like a tattoo
On a kid's forhead

What God sent you,
sent you from your cave?
I need your wisdom
If only for a day

What God sent you? (x2)

They dying young around here
With a hunger in their guts
And a taste for vodka
Their friends' faces on their shirts

Last year they killed one
Just for his shoes
Tell me what God sent you?
I got the Homo Sappy Blues

What God sent you? (×2)


I'll Be Waiting

They swept across the land
They did not leave a thing
They did not leave a person
A stone, or a tree
They did not leave anything
They did not leave anything
All that's left is sand
All that's left is sand

I remember father
I remember him
Every minute I remember
Every moment
Now I hate everyone
Now I hate everyone
Before I used to love
Before I used to love

One day thorns shall grow
One day thorns shall grow
From their graves
When they return, thorns will grow
Over their graves
I will be waiting

And when they return, I will be waiting
I will not leave a person, standing
I will not leave anything
I will not leave anything
All I'll leave is sand
All I'll leave is sand

And then thorns shall grow
And then thorns shall grow
From their graves
When they return, thorns shall grow
Over their graves
I will be waiting,

When they return, thorns shall grow
Over their graves
I will be waiting


KICK IT TO THE GROUND

Look at what I've found
A flower on his grave
Kick it to the ground
I've got no soul to save
Nature dealt me raw
Planted me with hate
Took my only love
To an early grave

See these eyes of envy
Bitterness it's true
I'm looking through your ashes
Looking right at you
Ten thousand years of loving
Could never set me free
From this web of hate I've woven
This chosen misery

Kick it to the ground
Kick it to the ground
Kick it to the ground

Carry scars of sorrow
But I have no regrets
And I will return tomorrow
I'm not finished hating yet
Look at what I've found
A flower on his grave
Kick it to the ground
Kick it to the ground
Kick it to the ground


LIVERPOOL TIDE

This Liverpool tide comforts my eyes
Stings like salty tears I've cried
In summer's glow I've found a hope
And another love to come and go

And oh
You never never know

And then the snow began to fall
Like birds it was against the wall
And then the sky began to crack
Like sticks it was upon my back

And oh
You never never know
When love
Will come or go

Shipwrecks above Liverpool's tide
We walk along, against the sky
And when the sky begins to crack
Please hold me love, dont break my back

But oh
You never never know
When love
Will come or go
And oh
You never never know


LONG TIME COMING

In my coat of many colours
I'm waiting for my child
I'm waiting for my journey
I'm waiting for my prize

My lord
My lord

Jesus coming running
Ah sweet Jesus run and hide
Yeah I'm on my way to heaven
Ah sweet Jesus come inside

My lord
Long time coming

If I could call my mother
Say mother dry my eyes
If he'd left me in these colours
Then he ain't no god of mine

My lord
Long time coming


LOSING GROUND

Losing ground
Under my feet
There's a low rumbling
There's a crack in the street
It's just no good
It's just no good anymore
Everything I do
Has been done before

Yeah I found my voice
Yeah I got nothing to say
The whole thing started
Cause my mind has gone away
I used to get high
Now I just get lost
I used to bark at the moon
The first one I came across

Almost here
Almost gone

Almost here
Almost gone
Almost where
We belong

Better watch where you step
Better watch what you say
Speak the truth, baby
Believe in what you say
Believe in what you say
It's just no good anymore
It's just no good anymore

You bet I got trouble baby
You bet I got trouble baby
You bet I got trouble baby
You bet I got trouble baby


LYING IN THE SUN

I'm lying in the sun
I'm lying with my love
Into his blackened hair
I swear I saw dove

He is the one like god
Comes clear before my eyes
I'm kneeling on the ground
My love it tastes like wine

Come on and step inside
Come on and step inside

I'm lying in the sun
I'm lying with my love
Into his blackened hair
I swear I saw a dove


MANIAC

I need a man
To bring me love
To make me sing
I said I need a man
To make me feel
Like I'm a queen
I said to take me to the god heights
And kiss the devil on the mouth

I need a man
To make me moan
To make me bad
I need a man
To drive me slow
To drive me mad
I said to take me to the god heights
And kiss the devil on the mouth
To leave me, oh no no no no

I need a man
His heart is stone
His mother's bad
I need a man
His heart is stone
The deepest black
His heart is stone
His mother's bad
His heart is sick
The deepest black

M
A
N
I
A
C

I
Need


MEMPHIS

You're breathing in my mouth
I'll take it, I'll take it for you
You wanna sing
Then sing it through me
You've got something left to say

Untimely, you were taking away
Unlikely, out if turn
When you still got so much to say
Well I'll write it, a song for you

But oh
What a way to go
So peaceful
You're smiling
Oh
What a way to go
I'm with you
I'm singing

You said there's a special place
And it's scaring the shit out of me
In Memphis on Valentines Day
You wrote it in a letter to me
Well I wish I had given you more time
To say thank you, my beautiful friend
But sometimes you gotta send it away
To bring it, to bring it back again

But oh
What a way to go
So peaceful
You're smiling
Oh
What a way to go
I'm with you
I'm singing

You'll always have open eyes
You'll always have a special place
In Memphis on Valentines Day
Die suddenly at a wonderful age
Though were you ready, were you ready to go?
When you still got so much to say
Somehow I know you're drowning slow
Receiving just everything

But oh
What a way to go
So peaceful
You're smiling
Oh
What a way to go
I'm know that
You're smiling

You're peaceful
You're smiling


MY OWN PRIVATE REVOLUTION

Fate has always, one might say
Driven me from place to place
Love on the stage, love on the stage
Up and carried me away

I have pursued my dream
All across the sky, all across the soil
And left my joyous town
When I was young, I watched it from my door
With the eyes of a child that seemed so clear

My own private revolution
My own private revolution
In my own private revolution
My own private revolution

Over the town, we fly out
Lovers embracing outside the golden gates
Love on the stage, love on the stage
Nor must we endure any separation

Over the town (revolution)
We fly out (my own private revolution)
Over the city (made my own private revolution) (revolving)
We fly out (my own private revolution) (revolving)

I have found, purity
Simplicity, inside the face of children
The voice of divinity
In my own private revolution

Over the town (my own private revolution)
Over the city (made my own private revolution) (revolving)
I will keep you, tempt me, must be heaven sent (my own private revolution) (revolving)
(with my own private revolution) (revolving)


NINA IN ECSTASY

I'm Nina
I feel love
I'll be safe
I'll be yours
Ever more
I'll be safe

Mama

Once Nina
Was a young girl
Now she's dead
Grew older
Grew colder and
Lost her way

Mama

Where's your mama gone?
Where's your mama gone?
Where's your mama gone?
Where's Your mama gone?
Far, far away
Far, far away


ONE TIME TOO MANY

He's seen me
So clearly
Come over
And get my number

He'd come round
He'd break down
Say baby
Don't ever leave me

He'd please me
He'd tease me
One time too
One time too many


REBECCA

I'm walking slowly, about the sea
Lover by lover, I pass them on the beach
The sun is shining, so bright today
Your voice is singing to me, across the waves

Ah

There's a young boy, makes eyes at me
Does he mouth my name, or is this just a dream?
I know inside that I can really love
The waves are glistening, like heaven from above

And here we'll stay
And sing forever of peace
I know we found love here by the sea

Could this be heaven, could this be peace
No more than sunshine and sand and waters deep
I'd always dreamed that life could be like this
Forever high and sigh from kiss to kiss

I know I've found love here by the sea


REELING

I wanna bathe in milk
Eat grapes
Robert DeNiro sit on my face
I can't sleep for thinking
Send my head a reeling

I wanna go to spain
Spend nights
Just sipping on nectar and ice
I can't sleep for thinking
Send my head a reeling

You bet that I'm Wayne ...
Eliminate a whole race
Wanna make the shit hit the fan
I can't sleep for thinking
Send my head a reeling

Even Aphrodite
She's got nothing on me
Take me to the moon
Take me to the moon

Dye my hair on stage
Call on my man Romeo
Come and climb my braids
Reeling
Reeling

Even Aphrodite
She'll have nothing on me

Reeling
Reeling

Take me to the moon
Take me to the moon
Fly me to the moon
Take me to the moon

Reeling
Reeling
Reeling
Reeling


SOMEBODY'S DOWN, SOMEBODY'S NAME

Somebody's down, somebody's name
Saw it all happen, take place
At my window, I was looking down
I had no time, just time to say
Hold on, I'm coming
And he was lying there, it's all just too late

Somebody's down, somebody's name
Saw a fall and it all take place
At my window, I was looking down
See people, you can't be safe
Hold on, I'm coming
It's moved on now, and it all passed, and it's all too late

Somebody's down, somebody's name
Saw it all with my own eyes
Saw it all as clear as day
Clear as blue, blue fucking daylight
I say

Hold on
I'm coming
Somebody's down, somebody's name
Somebody's down, somebody's name
Hold
On
No
More
Hold on
No more
Hold on, I'm coming
Don't you tell me it's too late

Somebody's down, somebody's name
Pushing up daisies out of the ground
Thought I heard him call her name
By the time he hit the ground
Another day, another town
Another body on the ground
By the time the sky was grey
Nobody down, nobody came
I said
Oh lord
No more
Oh lord
No more
Oh lord
I'm coming
Don't you tell me it's too late


STONE

I don't wanna kiss you
I've already kissed you
And you said 'kiss me again'
And all the hills were rolling
And all the clouds unravelled
Looked down upon our shadows
Looked down upon our history
And then you came towards me

But my heart has turned to stone
What if my heart has gone
The world is weary, tired enough
I need help to hold this love

Was it that you told me
That you'd learnt to unfold me
To read my heart like a map
To throw it away and not bring it back
No-one in this house is sleeping
We lie awake just listening
For something human, something apart
To hear something other than our own hearts

My heart has turned to stone
What if my heart has gone
The world is weary, tired enough
I need help to hold this love

But the words just grind me down
When your tears just tire us out
When the words just grind us down


SWEETER THAN ANYTHING

In photographs
I've seen him laugh
Man overboard
Sun on his back

Summer was here
I remember it well
How he stood in the shade
How we both kissed and fell

How can this be?
There's nothing left here
How can this be?
There's nothing left here

So sad our
So sad our

So sad our
So sad our

Our memory

Now he talks in his sleep
Says I've never known peace
And I don't know him now
He's a stranger to me

How can this be?
There's nothing left here
How can this be?
There's nothing left here

We were
Never more than a dream
Brief as
Summer or spring
Sweeter than anything


THE BAY

The dead man came calling
My name and in need
Said "Betty, you're my girl
The strongest I've seen"

But oh my heart
Is heading to break
They say God forgives
But I can't learn the same

Said Betty she's fine
And Betty she's torn
And Betty makes love
Like woman at all

But oh my heart
Is heading to break
They say God forgives
But I can't learn the same

So I gave him my time
And I gave him my peace
And I gave him my heart
Gave it to keep

But oh my eyes
Making fools out of me
They say love is blindness (They say God forgives)
I could no longer see (But I can't learn the same)

Now I've no more to give
And I've no more to say
And the stars shine less bright now
Over this dead man's bay

But oh my heart
Is heading to break
They say God forgives
Is this love in the grave?
They say God forgives
Is this love in the grave?


THE BIG GUNS CALLED ME BACK AGAIN

Shadows lengthening
95 steps I'm taking
With every step I'm longing
For the luck to keep on living

The drum calls me back again
To my senses,
Filled with shame

I wish this night
Would never end
And on no-man's land
The sun would not rise again

There was laughing and I could not laugh
There was singing and I could not sing
The big guns called me back again

I hear voices singing
I hear the guns beginning
Far off, far away
I hear the guns again


THE CAMP

[Verse 1: PJ Harvey]

I saw children through a fence
standing by blue canvas tents
I called to them, they move like ghosts
Gliding, silent and remote

A girl who smiled was a straight lie
looked like a creature out of time
A grey boy burned by cigarettes
pushed his scarred hands through the fence

And when I turned, and tried to run
I saw ten thousand children
Were laid in lines wrapped in white sheets
Along a godforsaken street

[Verse 2: Ramy Essam in Egyptian] ("an excerpt from Ramy Essam's verse, translated from Egyptian to English" from press-release)

I wish I had wings to fly away, far away.
Meet smiley faces who never ask where I came from;
not to ask about colour, race, or religion.
What difference does it make if we're all humans?
No wars, no limits, no borders. Earth is everyone's right.

[Chorus]

I prayed an angel from the clouds
Would free the children, free them, oh oh
I prayed and waited for an age
I waited but no angel came (x4)

[Outro]

I prayed an angel would come, but no angel came
I prayed an angel would come, but no angel came
I prayed an angel would come, but no angel came
I prayed an angel would come, but no angel came



THE FALLING

How to walk and where to run
How to walk and where to run
I see you kissing in other peoples arms
See you kissing in cheap bars
How to walk and where to run
How to walk and where to run
I see you kissing oblivious
Loving only your pain
I'm walking in oblivion
Walking in oblivion
I walk with a childs face
Remembering our days
Walking in oblivion
Walking in oblivion
Its gotta give, its gotta change
Today is the day

To all the men who I've loved
To all the men who I've loved
Something to free your angry hearts
I'm opening up my arms
To all the men whom I have loved
To all the men whom I have loved
Speak of the fear inside
It's time to change, there still is time
Do you remember walking?
Do you remember wtaching?
Our faces in the falling hearts of children
To all the men whom I have loved
To all the men whom I have loved
I dedicate my song saying
Today is the day
Today is the day

So we fall
And we fall again
And I have come
To tell you today
That I loved you
There's still time to say
We're falling hearts of our children

Through hating and loving
Through lucking and nothing
Through all manner of sorrows
That I have spoken
I open up my tender heart
I open up my tender heart
To all the men whom I have loved
All of those who I adored
But I remember something
I remember walking
When my heart was frozen
With that feeling
It's gotta give, it's gotta change
It's gotta give, it's gotta change
Turning round and round saying
Today is the day
Today is the day

So we fall
And we fall again
And I have come
To tell you today
That I loved you
There's still time to say
We're falling hearts of our children

Falling
Falling
Falling
Falling
Falling


THE FASTER I BREATHE, THE FURTHER I GO

I'm walking outside and
The headlights are blinding
I'm walking on Bleaker
The street of no cheer
The yellow cabs driving
I'm taking a ride and
The panic, the laughter, the stink of disaster

Disaster
Disaster
Disaster
The faster
The faster
I'm breathing
The further
I'm sinking
My head aches
My mouth dry
It feels like
It's war time
The heat and
The traffic
There's hell on
This planet
It's spinning
Much faster
Disaster
Disaster

Disaster
Disaster
I'm breathing
I'm breathing
I'm breathing
I'm breathing

Let's walk now
On side roads
Let's walk in
The shadows

There's lovers
They're kissing
I see something missing
He's ready
To take her
I don't even
Rate her
Loving and loving
I hear
The flies buzzing

Faster
Faster
Faster
Faster
I'm breathing
I'm breathing
I'm breathing
I'm breathing

Keep walking
Keep walking


THE NIGHTINGALE

I have heard the sound of your call
I have chosen your path
I joined your caravan
We called you "The Nightingale"

I remember how excited we were
The best of life lay ahead for us
We marched on wrapped in your song
For you I gave my five-year-old son

I felt him behind me
I felt him helping me
"Every one of us will go to paradise"
He sang to the soldiers, day and night
We called him "The Nightingale"
Get ready, get ready, get ready

Heads on top of sticks, were angels around me
Heads on top of sticks became angels around me
Heads on top of sticks, cushed veins, angels around me
Heads on top of sticks were like angels around me


THE NORTHWOOD

I went up to the deep Northwood
Because of fire was in my hair
Thinking of her face, I left
The way she looked as I left her there
Her words still ring in my ears
Thrill is gone after all these years

I went out to the deep Northwood
Because of fire was in my hair
Thinking of her face, I left
The way she looked as I left her there
Her words still ring in my ears
The thrill is gone after all these years
Our love gets thrown away

He went out to the deep Northwood
Left a fire rage in my hair
Thinking of


THE PHONE SONG

If I could tell you anything
I would tell you something
If you, if you could miss it

That's the loop
It can be broken
That's the loop
It can be broken

If I could tell you anything
If you, if you could allow it
If you, if you could hear me
That's the change
Changes can happen
That's the loop
It can be broken
That's your heart
It can be open
That's the loop
It can be broken

That's the change
Changes can happen
That's the look
It can be broken
That's your heart
It can be open
That's the loop
It can be broken


WAIT

I thought that if I waited, things might happen
There was no need to move myself, whats happening to me?
I sit around, and sit around, my legs are underneath me
Sit around, and dream around the things I'm going to be

But I've waited so long
Forgotten what i was waiting for
Waited six long years or more
Another minute won't make any difference, at all

Might even happen today, might even happen tomorrow
Everyone is waiting, everyone was sighting
Ways of moving slowly, but nobody is moving

But I've waited so long
Forgotten what i was waiting for
Waited six long years or more
Another minute won't make any difference, at all

Might even happen when you are looking out the window
Might even happen when you are walking down the stairs

All i seem to do is wait
Waiting for buses, waiting for trains
But my bus is always late
All i seem to do is wait
Spend my life anticipating things that will never happen

My god I've waited so long
Forgotten what i was waiting for
Waited six long years or more
Another minute won't make any difference, at all


WANG DANG DOODLE

Tell automatic Slim
Tell razor totin' Jim
Tell butcher knife toting Nanny
Tell fast talking fanny
We're gonna pitch a ball
Down to the union hall
We're gonna romp and trump till midnight
We're gonna fuss and fight till daylight
We're gonna get your wang dang doodle all night long

Tell cooda-crawling Ray
To tell abyssinia Ned
To tell old pistol Pete
To tell everybody he meets
Tonight we need no rest
We're gonna really throw a mess
We're gonna knock down all the windows
We're gonna kick down all the doors
We're gonna get your wang dang doodle all night long

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

Tell fats and washbone Sam
Everybody gonna jam
Tell shaking boxcar Joe
We got sawdust on the floor
Now tell Peggy and Colin Die
We're gonna have a heck of a time
Now when the fish scent fill the air
There'll be snuff juice everywhere
We're gonna get your wang dang doodle all night long

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long


WHO THE FUCK? (4 TRACK VERSION)

Who the fuck do you think you are
Get out of my hair
who the fuck do you think you are
Comin' round here
who the fuck who the fuck
who the fuck do you think you are

Get your comb out of there
Combing out my hair

I'm not like other girls
You can't straighten my curls
I'm not like other girls
You can't straighten my curls
No!

Who the fuck you tryin' to be
Get your dog away from me!
What the fuck you thinking of
Sure ain't nothing to do with love

Who who who who
Fuck fuck fuck you

I'm free, you'll see
I'm me, you'll see

Who who who who


WHO WILL LOVE ME NOW?

In the forest, is a monster
It has done terrible things
So in the wood, it's hiding
And this is the song it sings

Who will love me now?
Who will ever love me?
Who will say to me
"You are my desire, I set you free?"

(Who will love me now?)

Who will forgive and make me live again?
Who will bring me back to the world again?

In the forest, is a monster
And it looks so very much like me
Will someone hear me singing?
Please save me, please rescue me

Who will love me now?
Who will ever love me?
Who will say to me
"You are my desire, I set you free?"

Who will love me now?
Who will ever love me?
Who will say to me
"You are my desire, I set you free?"

(Who will love me now?)
(Who will ever love me?)

Who will love me now?
Who will ever love me?
Who will love me now?
Who will ever love me?
Who will love me now?
Who will ever love me?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:31 pm 
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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 colour
Forming around your eyes
Waltz 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


O STELLA

Stella Marie you're my star

Stella Marie you're my star
Stand on ground look up at her
Just hanging in gold stone
Just hanging there face froze

But I think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Go
Go
Go
Go go

Stella Marie you're my star
In your blue blue tavern
You light my lantern
O Stella's large
Pink on her face
It's glowing this place

A place for heroes only
Place for heroes only
Place for heroes only
Place for heroes only
Go
Go
Go
Go go go go

Stella Marie you're my star
I pin you to my chest
Sell you to the rest
I kiss her gown
Send those angels down to woo me now

I think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Think I see her smiling
Go
Go
Go
Go go


DRESS

Put on that dress
I'm going out dancing
Starting off red
Clean and sparkling, he'll see me
Music play, make it dreamy for dancing
Must be a way that I can dress to please him
It's hard to walk in the dress, it's not easy
I'm swinging over like a heavy loaded fruit tree

If you put it on
If you put it on
If you put it on
If you put it on

It's sad to see
Lonely, all this lonely
Close up my eyes
Dreamy, dreamy music, make it be alright
Music play, make it good for romacing
Must be a way I can dress to please him
Swing and sway, everything will be alright
But it's feeling so damn tight tonight

If you put it on
If you put it on
If you put it on
If you put it on

"You pretty thing" my man says
"But I bought you beautiful dresses"

Filthy tight, the dress is filthy
I'm falling flat and my arms are empty
Clear the way, better get it out of this room
A fallen woman in dancing costume

If you put it on
If you put it on
If you put it on
If you put it on


VICTORY

I stumble in and in
You fit me with those angel wings
Set me gold
Set me high
Set it up, I'm in the sky

The storm is gone
And the temperature's high
And delight is dining
At my table

Till I think, how lucky we are
Angel at my table, God in my car
Get it at sea
Take a ship
I'd christen her victory she'd make it

Victory
Victory

Come on boys, let's push it hard
You bump down, push your motor car
Come on boys, you done us proud
You sweat till you mop it right off your brow

Victory
Victory
Victory
Victory

So the storm is gone
And the temperature is high
And delight is dining
At my table

Till the storm is gone
And the temperature's high
And delight is dining
At my table


HAPPY AND BLEEDING

She'd burst
Dropped off
Picked the fruit
Realise
I'm naked
I'm naked too

So cover my body
Dress it fine
Hide my linen and lace
Been sewing ever since
Since time began

More than the hills
More than the trees
More than the mountains, you
More than I can see
In front of me
More than the mountains, you

So fruit flower myself inside out
I'm happy and bleeding for you
Fruit flower myself inside out
I'm tired and I'm bleeding for you

This fruit was bruised
Dropped off and blue
Out of season
Happy I'm bleeding
Long overdue
Too early and it's late too
Too early and it's late too
Mind and body
I wouldn't and I would not do

Fruit flower myself inside out
I'm happy and bleeding for you
Fruit flower myself inside out
I'm tired and I'm bleeding for you

Fig fruit flower myself inside out for you
Happy I'm bleeding, happy I'm…


SHEELA-NA-GIG

I've been trying to show you over and over
Look at these my child-bearing hips
Look at these my ruby red ruby lips
Look at these my work strong arms and
You've got to see my bottle full of charm
I lay it all at your feet
You turn around and say back to me
He said

Sheela-na-gig, sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist
Sheela-na-gig, sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist

Gonna wash that man right out of my hair
Just like the first time, said he didn't care
Gonna wash that man right out of my hair
Heard it before, no more
Gonna wash that man right out of my hair
Turn the corner, another one there
Gonna wash that man right out of my hair
Heard it before
He said

Sheela-na-gig, sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist
Sheela-na-gig, sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist

Put money in your idle hole
Put money in your idle hole

Gonna wash that man right out of my hair
Just like the first time, said he didn't care
Gonna wash that man right out of my hair
Heard it before, no more
Gonna take my hips to a man who cares
Turn the corner, another one there
Gonna take my hips to a man who cares
Heard it before
He said

Sheela-na-gig, sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist
Sheela-na-gig, sheela-na-gig
You exhibitionist

Put money in your idle hole
Put money in your idle hole

He said "Wash your breasts, I don't want to be unclean"
He said "Please take those dirty pillows away from me"
He said "Wash your breasts, I don't want to be unclean"
He said "Please take those dirty pillows away from me"


HAIR

Samson
The strength
That's in
Your arms
Oh to be
Your stunning
Bride

Samson
Your hair
Glistening
Like sun
Oh would
That it
Were mine

Samson
Your hair
That's in
My hands
I'll keep
It safe
You're mine
You're mine

He said wait
Said wait
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
Said wait
Said wait
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
Said wait
Said wait
"Delilah my babe"
"You lied in my face"
"You cut off my hair"
"You lied in my bed"

Samson
You'll stay
With your 'lilah
I hold you in
My hands
Yeah
Your hairy strength
My man
My man

He said wait
Said wait
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
He said "Wait"
He said "Wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"Delilah my babe"
He said "Wait"
He said "Wait"
"Delilah my babe"
"You lied in my face"
"You cut off my hair"
"You lied in my bed"


JOE

Joe ain't you my buddy be
Stay with me when I fall and die
Always thought you'd come rushing in
Clear the shit out of my eye

Joe ain't you my buddy be
Lay my enemies out in lines
Come in close now I'll wash your feet
With my hair I'd mop them dry

With my hair I'd mop them dry
Something over there I do not like
There's no use in wondering

Joe, you be my buddy please
In this hell and dead-locked time
When I'm trussed in that head-ache tree
Cut me down with your silver knife

Cut me down with your silver knife
Something over there I do not like
There's no use in wondering


PLANTS AND RAGS

Plants and rags
Ease myself into a bodybag
Plants and rags
Ease myself into a bodybag

I dreamt of a man
He fed me fine food
He gave me shiny things
I dreamt of a man
He fed me fine food
He gave me shiny things

White and black
You looking for the sun, boy?
The sun doesn't shine down here
No no no
White and black
You looking for the sun, boy?
The sun doesn't shine down her
In shadow

House and home
Who thought they could take away that place?
Outside, and they lead us out quietly
Lead us outside, and the lead us out quietly
House and home
Who thought they could take away that place?
Outside, and they lead us out quietly
Lead us outside, and they lead us out quietly


FOUNTAIN

Stand under
Fountain
Cool skin,
Washed clean
Wash him from me

Along comes the wind
A big bone shaker
Blows off my clothes
Completely naked
What to do
When everything's
Left you

Out of the blue
It is he
Vision to me
Bearing leaves
Petals green
Covers me
In all my shame

Hand in hand
He's my big man
Stays with me
Some forty days
No words
Then goes away
I cry again

On my hill I wait for wind
And on my hill I wait for wind


WATER

Water
Walking
Walking on water
Walking
Walking on for years and years and years
Taking it into my head
Living by the right lines
Reading what the very man said

Water
I'm walking
Walking on water
Walking
Walking on

Neighing on eleven years
Taking it into my head
Mary, Mary drop me softly
Been reading what your very man said
Lying on eleven years
Taking it into my head
Leave my clothes on the beach
I'm walking down into the sea

Prove it to me
Prove it to me
Prove it to me

Now the water to my ankles
Now the water to my knees
Think of him all waxy wings
Melted down into the sea
Mary, Mary what your man said
Washing it all over my head
Mary, Mary hold on tightly
Over water
Under the sea

Water
Water
I'm walking
Walking on water
I'm walking
Walking on water
Walking
Walking on water
Walking
Walking on water


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 Post subject: RID OF ME
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:35 pm 
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RID OF ME

Tie yourself to me
No one else, no
You're not rid of me
You're not rid of me
Night and day I breathe
Hah hah ay hey

You're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
I beg you my darling
Don't leave me
I'm hurting

Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire

I'll tie your legs
Keep you against my chest
Oh you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
I'll make you lick my injuries
I'm gonna twist your head off, see

Till you say don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her

I beg you my darling
Don't leave me
I'm hurting
I've been lonely
Above everything
Above every day
I'm hurting

Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire

Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
I'll make you lick my injuries
I'm gonna twist your head off, see

Till you say don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her

Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire


MISSED

He should not be here
He's just too big
In a cloud please come down
I'd put stars at your feet
Put Mars at your head

Show yourself to me
And I'd believe
I'd moan and I'd weep
Fall silent at your speak
I'd burst in
Full to the brim

Mary lost her head
And let it bleed
Came crying back to me
My son where's he been
Don't deny it
And don't you hide him
No I've missed him
No I've missed him
No I've missed him
No I've missed him

No words no sign
Mary say I'm not lying
How come he's so big
But good lord he's been hid
Good lord, where you hid

No I've missed him
No I've missed him
No I've missed him
No I've missed him


LEGS

Oh you're divine
Oh you're divine
Oh did I tell you you're divine
Oh did I ever when you were alive
Did it hurt when you bled
Oh lover boy, oh fever head
I'll bet you never thought I'd try
Your mouth, my love, was open wide
Singing oh you were going to be my life
Damn it
Oh you were going to be my life

Did you sing 'happy day'
Sing it
Sing it that time I went away
Got to ease my aching head
D'you know
No other way cut off your legs oh
Hey oh

Did you ever wish me dead
Oh lover boy, oh fever head
No you must no you must not go away
How will you ever walk again
And I, I might as well be dead
But I could kill you instead


RUB 'TIL IT BLEEDS

Speak I'm listening
Baby I'm your sweet thing
Believe what I'm saying
God's truth I'm not lying

I lie steady
Rest your head on me
I'll smooth it nicely
Rub it better 'till it bleeds
And you'll believe me
Caught out again
I'm calling you weak
Getting even

And I, I was joking
Sweet babe let me stroke it
Take, I give in
God's truth I'm not lying
And you'll believe me
I'm calling you weak
And I'll make it better
I'll rub 'till it bleeds

I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it



HOOK

I was blind I was lame
I was nothing till you came
You said babe make you sing
Make you feel like some queen
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line

And rolled in, barking mad
With a halo of deep black
Til my love made me gag
Called him Daddy take my hand
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Good lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line

I'm lying and I'm lame
Left with nothing, but distain
Daddy, your maid, she can't sing
She can't feel, she's no queen
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Good lord he hooked me
Clean out of time


MAN-SIZE SEXTET

I'm coming up man-sized
Skinned alive
I want to fit
I've got to get
Man-sized
I'm heading on
Handsome
Got my leather boots on

Got my girl and she's a wow
I cast my iron knickers down
Man-size no need to shout
Can you hear can you hear me now
I'm man-sized
Man-sized

I'll measure time
I'll measure height
I'll calculate
My birthright
Good lord I'm big
I'm heading on
Man-sized
Got my leather boots on

Got my girl and she's a wow
I cast my iron knickers down
Man-sized no need to shout
Can you hear can you hear me now
My babe looking cool and neat
I'm pretty sure, good enough to eat
I'm man-sized no need to shout
Let it all let it all hang out
I'm man-size
Man-size
Man-size
Man-size

Silence my lady head
Get girl out of my head
Douse hair with gasoline
Set it light and set it free


HIGHWAY '61 REVISITED

Well, God said to Abraham "Kill me a son"
Abe said "Man, you must be putting me on"
God said "No"
Abe said "What?"
God said "You do what you wanna, but
Next time you see me coming you better run"
Abe said "Where do you want this killing done"
God said "Out on that Highway 61"

Well, Georgia Sam he had bloody nose
Welfare department would give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard "Where can I go"
Howard said "There's only one place I know"
Sam said "Quick man, tell me, I got to run"
Howard just pointed with his gun
And said "That way down on 61"

"Well, Mack the finger" said Louie the king
"I got 40 red white and blue shoestrings
And a thousand telephones that won't ring
You know I can't get rid of these things"
And he said "Now let me think a minute son"
Said "Yes that can be easily done
Just take them down on that 61"

That highway
Highway
Highway
Highway
Highway

Now the fifth daughter on the twelve night
Told first father that things weren't right
"My complexion" she said "is much to white"
He said "Come here and stare up into the light"
And said "Mmmm you're right, let me tell the second mother it's been done"
But the second mother with the seventh son
They were out on that highway 61

Now, the roving gambler was very bored
Trying to create the next world war
And he found a promoter, fell off the floor
And said "I've never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yep I think it can be easily done"
Highway
They just put some bleachers there out in the sun
And have it out on that 61


50FT QUEENIE

Hey I'm one big queen
No one can stop me
Red light red green
Sat back, I'm watching
I'm number one
Second to no one
No sweat I'm clean
Nothing can touch me

I'll tell you my name
F U C K
50ft queenie
Force ten hurricane
Biggest woman
I could have ten sons
Ten gods
Ten queens
Ten foot and rising

Hey I'm the king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm twenty inches long

Glory glory
Lay it all on me
50ft queenie
50 and rising
You bend over
Cassanova
No sweat I'm clean
Nothing can touch me

Hey I'm the king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm twenty inches long

Hey I'm king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm thirty inches long

Hey I'm king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm forty inches long

Hey I'm king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm fifty inches long

50ft queenie
50ft queenie


YURI-G

Hey there Luna I'd like to tell you
How sad am I so love sick I could die
Needing water my neck's stiff my head hurts
Been looking up all night been looking up the Moon she's so bright
She's so white she's so clean
I'm telling you she's everything
I'd give it all my sorry eyes
Give just everything she's got me so mesmerized

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
Bring back my memory

Told by the doctor to make a figure
Needles stick in her, she'll be your luna
I stuck them in real clean
I stuck them in a mile
I drew her down on me
I drew her with a smile
I'd give it all you see
I'd give my sorry eyes
I'd give just everything she's got me so mesmerized

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
Bring back my memory

I stuck them in real clean
I stuck them in a mile
I drew her down on me
I drew her with a smile
I'd give it all you see
I'd give my sorry eyes
I'd give just everything she's got me so mesmerized

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
Bring back my memory

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
I'd let her walk all over me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
Bring back my memory


MAN-SIZE

I'm coming up man-sized
Skinned alive
I want to fit
I've got to getv Man-sized
I'm heading on
Handsome
Got my leather boots on

Got my girl and she's a wow
I cast my iron knickers down
Man-size no need to shout
Can you hear can you hear me now
I'm man-sized
Man-sized

I'll measure time
I'll measure height
I'll calculate
My birthright
Good lord I'm big
I'm heading on
Man-sized
Got my leather boots on

Got my girl and she's a wow
I cast my iron knickers down
Man-sized no need to shout
Can you hear can you hear me now
My babe looking cool and neat
I'm pretty sure, good enough to eat
I'm man-sized no need to shout
Let it all let it all hang out
I'm man-size
Man-size
Man-size
Man-size

Silence my lady head
Get girl out of my head
Douse hair with gasoline
Set it light and set it free
Silence my lady head
Get girl out of my head
Douse hair with gasoline
Set it light and set it free


DRY

I caught it in the face
Coming around again
I thought it was worth waiting
You're caught up in my hair
Wet sides from time to time
But mostly I'm just dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry

You've come all this way
No hair out of place
You put it on the stage
You put right in my face
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry

A water well in sight
No water at my sides
I'm sucking on the well
I'm sucking 'till I'm white
But you leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry


ME-JANE

Damn your chest-beating just you stop your screaming
Splitting through my head and swinging from the ceiling
Move it over Tarzan can't you see I'm bleeding
I've called you by your first name good lord it's me-Jane

I'm running
It's me here
I'm leaving
Me-Jane
Me-Jane

Damn your chest-beating just you stop your screaming
All the time you're hunting swimming fishing breathing
Don't you ever stop and give me time to breathe in
I've called you by your first name good lord it's me-Jane

I'm running
It's me here
And I'm leaving
Me-Jane
And I'm trying
To make sense
You're screaming

Don't put it on me
Don't put it on me
Don't put it over me

Tarzan I'm pleading stop your fucking screaming
You've got me nailing walls and hanging from the ceiling
Oh move it over Tarzan can't you see I'm bleeding
Good lord you never stop

Don't put it on me
Don't put it on me
Don't put it on me
Don't put it on me
Jane


SNAKE

You snake
You crawled between my legs
Said want it all
It's yours you bet
I'll make you
Queen of everything
No need for god
No need for him
Just take my hand
You'll be my bride
Just take that fruit
Put it inside
You snake
You dog
You fake
You liar
I've burned my hands
I'm in the fire
Oh

You salty dog
You filthy liar
My heart it aches
I'm in the fire
You snake
I ain't untrue, believe
Put rotten fruit inside of me
Oh Adam please you must believe
That snake put it in front of me
That snake put it in front of me
In front of me


ECSTASY

Flying I'm flying
Hitting heavens high
I'm head on brake too low
Floating I'm floating
Hanging below the sea
I'm telling you, look at me in ecstasy
I'm in ecstasy

Singing I'm singing
Sounding hanging breathe
I'm begging you, look at me in ecstasy
I'm in ecstasy
Ecstasy


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RID OF ME

Tie yourself to me
No one else, no
You're not rid of me
You're not rid of me

Night and day I breathe
Hah hah ay hey
You're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me

I beg you my darling
Don't leave me
I'm hurting

Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire

I'll tie your legs
Keep you against my chest
Oh you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
I'll make you lick my injuries
I'm gonna twist your head off, see

Till you say don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her

I beg you my darling
Don't leave me
I'm hurting
I've been lonely
Above everything
Above every day
I'm hurting

Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire

Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
I'll make you lick my injuries
I'm gonna twist your head off, see

Till you say don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her

Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire


LEGS

Oh you're divine
Oh you're divine
Oh did I tell you you're divine
Oh did I ever when you were alive
Did it hurt when you bled
Oh lover boy, oh fever head
I'll bet you never thought I'd try
Your mouth, my love, was open wide
Singing oh you were going to be my life
Damn it
Oh you were going to be my life

Did you sing 'happy day'
Sing it
Sing it that time I went away
Got to ease my aching head
D'you know
No other way cut off your legs oh
Hey oh

Did you ever wish me dead
Oh lover boy, oh fever head
No you must no you must not go away
How will you ever walk again
And I, I might as well be dead
But I could kill you instead


REELING

I wanna bathe in milk
Eat grapes
Robert DeNiro sit on my face
I can't sleep for thinking
Send my head a reeling

I wanna go to spain
Spend nights
Just sipping on nectar and ice
I can't sleep for thinking
Send my head a reeling

You bet that I'm Wayne
Eliminate a whole race
Wanna make the shit hit the fan
I can't sleep for thinking
Send my head a reeling

Even Aphrodites
She's got nothing on me

Take me to the moon
Take me to the moon

Dye my hair on stage
Call on my man Romeo
Come and climb my braids
Reeling
Reeling

Even Aphrodites
She'll have nothing on me

Reeling
Reeling

Take me to the moon
Take me to the moon
Fly me to the moon
Take me to the moon

Reeling
Reeling
Reeling
Reeling


SNAKE

You snake
You crawled between my legs
Said want it all
It's yours you bet
I'll make you
Queen of everything
No need for god
No need for him
Just take my hand
You'll be my bride
Just take that fruit
Put it inside
You snake
You dog You fake
You liar
I've burned my hands
I'm in the fire
Oh

You salty dog
You filthy liar
My heart it aches
I'm in the fire
You snake
I ain't untrue, believe
Put rotten fruit inside of me
Oh Adam please you must believe
That snake put it in front of me
That snake put it in front of me
In front of me


HOOK

I was blind I was lame
I was nothing till you came
You said babe make you sing
Make you feel like some queen
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line

And rolled in, barking mad
With a halo of deep black
Til my love made me gag
Called him Daddy take my hand
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Good lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line

I'm lying and I'm lame
Left with nothing, but distain
Daddy, your maid, she can't sing
She can't feel, she's no queen
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line
Said I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine
Good lord he hooked me
Clean out of time


50 FT QUEENIE

Hey I'm one big queen
No one can stop me
Red light red green
Sat back, I'm watching
I'm number one
Second to no one
No sweat I'm clean
Nothing can touch me

I'll tell you my name
F U C K
50ft queenie
Force ten hurricane
Biggest woman
I could have ten sons
Ten gods
Ten queens
Ten foot and rising

Hey I'm the king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm twenty inches long

Glory glory
Lay it all on me
50ft queenie
50 and rising
You bend over
Cassanova
No sweat I'm clean
Nothing can touch me

Hey I'm the king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm twenty inches long

Hey I'm king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm thirty inches long

Hey I'm king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm forty inches long

Hey I'm king of the world
You ought to hear my song
You come on measure me
I'm fifty inches long

50ft queenie
50ft queenie


DRIVING

Tell him I'm driving, it's alright
Turn on this wheel
Turn on headlights
A hundred different bibles by my side
In my white gown
I go flying down

Oh my eyes, it cannot be
He said no, it cannot be
All that time, it cannot be
Easy said, it cannot be

The ghosts fly their asses off tonight
I'm just driving till it dies
Tell him I'm driving, it's alright
You tell him that I had a skin full
You tell him that I couldn't sit still
Imagine your whole self is filled with light
Your voice ringing out
Through the whole fucking town

Oh my eyes, it cannot be
He said no, it cannot be
All that time, it cannot be
Oh my eyes, it cannot be

You tell him I'm driving
You tell him I'm driving
You tell him I'm driving
You tell him I'm driving


ECSTASY

Flying I'm flying
Hitting heavens high
I'm head on brake too low
Floating I'm floating
Hanging below the sea
I'm telling you, look at me in ecstasy
I'm in ecstasy

Singing I'm singing
Sounding hanging breathe
I'm begging you, look at me in ecstasy
I'm in ecstasy
Ecstasy


HARDLY WAIT

I can hardly wait
I can hardly wait
I can hardly wait
I can hardly wait
It's been so long
I've lost my taste
Say angel come
Say lick my face
Let fall your dress
I'll play the part
I'll open this mouth wide
Eat your heart

I can hardly wait
I can hardly wait
I can hardly wait
I can hardly wait

Lips cracked dry
Tongue blue burst
Say angel come
Say lick my thirst
It's been so long
I've lost my taste
Here Romeo
Make my water's break

In my glass coffin
I'm waiting
In my glass coffin
I'm waiting


RUB 'TIL IT BLEEDS

Speak I'm listening
Baby I'm your sweet thing
Believe what I'm saying
God's truth I'm not lying

I lie steady
Rest your head on me
I'll smooth it nicely
Rub it better 'till it bleeds
And you'll believe me
Caught out again
I'm calling you weak
Getting even

And I, I was joking
Sweet babe let me stroke it
Take, I give in
God's truth I'm not lying
And you'll believe me
I'm calling you weak
And I'll make it better
I'll rub 'till it bleeds

I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it


EASY

Oyster pearl
You easy girls
You're flapping in
You're shouting
You're dead good
All the men say
Legs wide, hips swinging like a doorway

Easy
Easy
Easy

I'm ranting
I'm raving
I'm taking in just everything
You're giving me no leeway
I opened once and you called me devil's gateway

Easy
Easy
Easy
Easy

And I deserve it
I asked for it
Have to admit it
We dress like targets
Yeah I deserve it
Give me no leeway
I'll give you fine times
You can call me devil's gateway

Easy
Easy
Easy (and I deserve it)
Easy (and I deserve it)


M-BIKE

His m-bike's clean
He polish that thing
He looks her over
More than me
But I won't let it
Get to me
Yeah he can play with
His machine

Night or day
Wind or shine
Looks at her shape
Not at mine
But I'm not complaining
No I think it's neat
Yeah he can play with
His machine

But all he's speaking
And all he sees
Is just his motor
Bike not me
I won't let it
Get to me
Can't stop thinking
His god damn machine

Motor
Motor
Motor
Motor

Take that lady
Coast to west
Ride his motor
Over the edge
Yeah I could break her
Break her, break me
But get rid of that
God damn machine

Yeah I could break her (motor)
Break her break me (motor)
But get rid of that (motor)
God damn machine (motor)
Yes I'm gonna break her (motor)
Think what you like (motor)
I fucking hate (motor)
His motorbike (motor)


YURI-G

Hey there Luna I'd like to tell you
How sad am I so love sick I could die
Needing water my neck's stiff my head hurts
Been looking up all night been looking up the Moon she's so bright
She's so white she's so clean
I'm telling you she's everything
I'd give it all my sorry eyes
Give just everything she's got me so mesmerized

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory

Told by the doctor to make a figure
Needles stick in her, she'll be your Luna
I stuck them in real clean
I stuck them in a mile
I drew her down on me
I drew her with a smile
I'd give it all you see
I'd give my sorry eyes
I'd give just everything she's got me so mesmerized

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory

I stuck them in real clean
I stuck them in a mile
I drew her down on me
I drew her with a smile
I'd give it all you see
I'd give my sorry eyes
I'd give just everything she's got me so mesmerized

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
I'd let her walk all over me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory


GOODNIGHT

Here I am
Prairieland
Got it all, got
Gun in hand
Here I sleep
Dungarees
They're on my husband
Put 'em on me

We have the stars
We have the trees
We'll have everything
We need to feed

I'll make babes
He'll make chairs
We'll sell them at
The county fair
We'll walk on
We'll walk tall
We'll dance once a week
The union hall

We'll have the stars
We'll have the trees
We'll have everything
We need to feed

Here I am
Prairieland
I got it all, got
Gun in hand
I'll sweep the porch
I dust his room
We'll sleep together
On our chair at noon

We have the stars
We have the trees
We have everything
We need to feed

We have the stars
We have the trees
We have everything
We need to feed


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 Post subject: TO BRING YOU MY LOVE
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:39 pm 
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TO BRING YOU MY LOVE

I was born in the desert
I been down for years
Jesus, come closer
I think my time is near
And I've travelled over
Dry earth and floods
Hell and high water
To bring you my love

Climbed over mountains
Travelled the sea
Cast down off heaven
Cast down on my knees
I've lain with the devil
Cursed god above
Forsaken heaven

To bring you my love
To bring you my love
To bring you my love
To bring you my love

I know he's gonna be here
You know he's gonna be here
Yeah alright

Forsaking heaven
Curse god above
Lay with the devil
Bring you my love

To bring you my love
To bring you my love
To bring you my love


MEET ZE MONSTA

See it coming
At my head
I'm not running
I'm not scared

Big black monsoon
Take me with you

I'm not jerking
I won't hide
Yeah, I'm ready
Meet ze monsta tonight

Big black monsoon
Take me with you

What a monster
What a night
What a lover
What a fight

Big black monsoon
Take me with you

Yeah it's coming
Out of this world
Yeah, I'm lucky
The lucky girl

Hell ain't half full
Take me with you
Big black monsoon
Take me with you


WORKING FOR THE MAN

In the night I look for love
Get my strength from the man above
God of piston, god of steel
God is here behind the wheel

I'm just working
For the man

Pretty things get in my car
Take them flying, it's not far
Take in handsome, take in me
Look good in my steel machine

I'm just working
For the man

Don't you know yet who I am?
Working harder for the man
Go around I'm doing good
Get my strength from the man above

I'm just working
For the man

I'm just doing
What I can

Go around I'm doing good
Go around I'm doing good


C'MON BILLY

C'mon Billy
Come to me
You know I'm waiting
I love you endlessly

C'mon Billy
You're the only one
Don't you think it's time now
You met your only son

I remember
Lover's play
The corn was golden
We lay in it for days

I remember
The things you said
My little Billy,
Come to your lover's bed

Come home
Is my plea
Your home now is
Here with me
Come home
To your son
Tomorrow might never come

C'mon Billy
You look good to me
How many nights now
Your child inside of...

Don't forget me
I had your son
Damn thing went crazy
But I swear you're the only one

Come along, Billy, come to me
Come along, Billy, come to me


TECLO

Long goes the night
Longer the day
Teclo your death
Will send me to my grave

I learned to beg
I learned to pray
Send me his love
Send him to me again

Let me ride
Let me ride
Let me ride on his grace for a while

Let me ride
Let me ride
Just let me ride on his grace for a while

Long goes the night
Longer the day
Teclo your death
Will send me to my grave

Let me ride
Let me ride
Just let me ride on his grace for a while

Let me ride
Let me ride
Just let me ride on your grace for a while

Just let me ride


LONG SNAKE MOAN

Dunk you
Under
Deep salt
Water
Bring me
Lover
All your
Power

I'll be
No hell
Out of
Your spell
Over
Under
Die of
Pleasure

Hear my
Dreaming
You'll be
Drowning
Hell's no
God above
All drunk
On my love

You oughta hear my long snake moan!
You oughta see me from my moan!

Dunk you
Under
Deep salt
Water
In my
Dreaming
You'll be
Drowning
Raise me
Up lord
Call me
Lazarus
Hey lord
Hear me
Make me
My fill

You oughta hear my long snake moan!
You oughta see me from my moan!

It's my voodoo working
It's my voodoo working
It's my voodoo working
It's my voodoo working


DOWN BY THE WATER

I lost my heart
Under the bridge
To that little girl
So much to me
And now I moan
And now I holler
She'll never know
Just what I found
That blue eyed girl
She said "no more"
That blue eyed girl
Became blue eyed whore
Down by the water
I took her hand
Just like my daughter
I'll see her again

Oh help me Jesus
Come through this storm
I had to lose her
To do her harm
I heard her holler
I heard her moan
My lovely daughter
I took her home

Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water.
Come back here, man, gimme my daughter.
Little fish, big fish, swimming in the water.
Come back here, man, gimme my daughter.


I THINK I'M A MOTHER

You think you'll come over
I gave you my number
You lover, supporter
Then give me a mother
You come take me home and
Take me to your doctor
You think you'll come over?

I think I'm a mother

Roll over, roll over
And roll me a man-a
You lover, my lover
You just roll me over
You give me a mother
A man if I love her
I love her, I'll keep her
I'll let her just keep her

Come on and support her
I said to the mother
She said you come over
She said she's a boulder
I love her, I kept her
And then she just left and
Alone, I implore ya

I think I'm a mother
Mother
More than ever
Need you mother


SEND HIS LOVE TO ME

Lover had to leave me
Cross the desert plain
Turned to me, his lady
Tells me "lover wait"

Calling Jesus, please
Send his love to me

Oh, wind and rain may 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

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 DANCER

He came riding fast like a phoenix out of fire flames
He came dressed in black with a cross bearing my name
He came bathed in light and the splendour and glory
I can't believe what the lord has finally sent me

He said dance for me, fanciulla gentil
He said laugh a while, I can make your heart feel
He said fly with me, touch the face of the true god
And then cry with joy at the depth of my love

Cause I've prayed days, I've prayed nights
For the lord just to send me home some sign
I've looked long, I've looked far
To bring peace to my black and empty heart

My love will stay till the riverbed run dry
And my love lasts long as the sunshine blue sky
I love him longer as each damn day goes
The man is gone and heaven only knows

Cause I've cried days, I've cried nights
For the lord just to send me up some sign
Is he near? Is he far?
Bring peace to my black and empty heart

So long day, so long night
Good lord, be near me tonight
Is he near? Is he far?
Bring peace to my black and empty heart


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GIRL

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ROPE BRIDGE CROSSING

And I remember everything
Sunrise on a blue horizon
With you, your hand in mine
I remember the things you said

Said "I'll be your lady, way through it all
Be there to catch you, after the fall
Run through the red light, out of my hair
Run from the darkness here to the day"

And I dream of running
And in the dream I myself could run
And I feel the ground beneath my feet
And I move like music,
You move me, like music

Head out of my way
Head out to red light
"Hold on" the dream says
Head out of my life
You said "I'd be there"

Now I'm treading very carefully
And I hope that I don't scream
And I hope that I don't fall
Off your bridge, crossing over
Sunny mountain, Swollen riverfall
You said "I'd be there"
You said "I'd be there", through it all

Head out of my way
Head of to red light
"Hold on" the dream says
Head out of my life

All over my way
Head out to red light
"Hold on" the dream says
Head out of my life
You said "I'd be there"


CITY OF NO SUN

Love me tenderly my darling
In the city of light and truth
For this moment forever sing
For my darling that I love you

The city of no sun (city of no sun)
No peace (no peace)
In my heart (no joy in my heart)
You left me nothing (with nothing)
You left me broken (broken)
Once sad (sad)
Once greed (greed)
Once said (he loved me)
He loved me (he loved me)
He loved me

Outside the fields
In sunlight
The singing breeze
And the silence

Lover release me (lover release me)
I can't move I can't breathe (I can't move I can't breathe)
No heart, no peace (no heart, no peace)
No more nothing (nothing, peace, love me)
Long day, long night (long day, long night)
Too long, love lies (too long, love lies)
Love lies


THAT WAS MY VEIL

It starts at daylight
I see him
Before my sad eyes
I hear him breathing
Oh lover, need you to lead me
No never thought that you'd leave

That was my veil
That was my time
Once held secret
But now lies

No words can
Heal my heart
Inside I'm broken
Now it's done
Was she a pretty girl
Does she have pretty hair
Was she soft-spoken
Was there a love there

That was my veil
That was my time
Once held secret
But now lies

Give back my veil
Give back my time
No more secret
You give me lies
Give me back my veil
Give back my life
No more secret
You give me lies
Lies


URN WITH DEAD FLOWERS IN A DRAINED POOL

I need your light
Darling love lies
And if you gave it to me
I'd hold it in the palm of my hand
Like a good luck charm or a vice
And I'll reach up like a child to receive it

There is no more sad
There is no more leave
I've got sun on my back
I'm in love again

Take me inside
Your war love light
And if he took me
I'd hold him up to the light
Like a god, or a good luck charm, or a vice
And I'd open up like a child to believe it

There is no more sad
There is no more leave
I've got sun on my back
I'm in love again

But still you can't give your peace to me


CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT

Words leave my heart dry
Words can't save life
Love has no place here
No joy, no tears

Darling, time's changed
Time leaves, time fades
Please see through my eyes
Save your tears for the next who dies

I shout but he don't hear
I put down on a page
Darling spare me your tears
Just send me the light of day

I shout but he don't hear
Just put down on the page
Darling spare me your tears
Dear God, please send me the light of day

I can feel his heart wired
Heart like gunfire
Gunfire
Gunfire
Gunfire


TAUT

Jesus save me
Jesus save me

Can I tell you something
Can I tell you a story
It's about me and Billy
Because I remember
I remember it all started when he bought that car
It was the first thing he ever owned, apart from me
And the colour was red
And the colour was red and he drove me
He drove me out of my mind
I am over it now
It was spring or summer 65, I don't remember
Steaming and sweating and sticking against the wheel
And I could see the tendons stand out in the back of his neck
And he used to make me pray, wearing a mask like a death's head
When he put me there in the back seat, and he said

Jesus save me
Jesus save me

Inherited his father's hate, that's what he'd say
And he's cussed enough to strip the pain off heaven's gate
But somehow
He could make joy come loose inside
I would feel really, I would feel really and truly alive
And I would do anything for him
He just wasn't enough
He was never enough
He'd turn to me and say
He'd, he'd say "Even the son of god had to die, my darling"
And he'd wanted everything
He wanted everything
He wanted the honey from the king
He used to make me
He used to make me pay
Hidden in the backseat, such a, Jesus
He'd make me pray
He wanted everything
He wanted all that means from the king
Say it!
"Even the son of god had to die my darling"
"C'mon say it!"

Jesus save me
Jesus save me


UN CERCLE AUTOUR DU SOLEIL

She lay
Breathing
Sunshine
Between
Time here
Lingers
Trace with
My finger
A circle
A circle
Round the sun
The sun
The sun
The sun

No more
Laughter
Since the
Black come
But head down
Get high
Up there's
Blue sky
And a circle
A circle
Around the sun
The sun
The sun
The sun

Time here
Lingers
Can trace with
My fingers
A circle
A circle
Around the sun
The sun
The sun
The sun


HEELA

I was lost in love
I was lost inside
Till he said to me
You've gotta lovely smile

Now I'm saved
Saved
Now I'm saved
Now I'm saved

Heal me with his hands
Heal with his heart
When he said to me
No no, we'd never part

Heal me with his hands
Heal with his heart
When he said to me
No no, we'd never part

Oh she feel as though she hit upon paradise
She was a hoola girl, she got her hair done nice
She said "I've given all I got to my healer man
He put his hands on me, showed me what I am"

And I'm saved

When I got my healer by my side
And I'm pushing daylight, pushing night
When I got the healer by my side
And I'm pushing daylight, pushing night


IS THAT ALL THERE IS?

I remember when I was a girl
Our house caught on fire
And I'll never forget the look on my father's face
As he gathered me in his arms and raced to the burning building out on the pavement.
And I stood there shivering and watched the whole world go up in flames.
And when it was all over I said to myself "Is that all there is to a fire?, Is that all there is?"

Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is

And when I was twelve years old, my Daddy took me to the circus
'The greatest show on earth'.
And there were clowns and elephants, dancing bears, and a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads.
And as I sat there watching, I had the feeling that something was missing
I don't know what but when it was all over I said to myself "Is that all there is to the circus?"

Is that all there is?"
If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is

And then I fell in love with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We'd take long walks down by the river or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes.
We were so very much in love and then one day he went away and I'd thought I'd die, but I didn't.
And when I didn't, I said to myself "Is that all there is to love?"

Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep…

I know what you must be saying to yourselves if that's the way she feels about it,
Then why doesn't she just end it all.
O no, not me, I'm not ready for the final disappointment
Cause I know just as well as I'm standing here talking to you,
That when that final moment comes and I'm breathing my last breath,
I know what I'll be saying to myself "Is that all there is?"

Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is


DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT

Instrumental


LOST FUN ZONE

I believe I am here to stay
I believe His Son was sent to say
The fun zone is here
Right free so
Take me one more time
Take me one more time
Take me one more time
I don't believe
That I gotta die some day
Please take me one more time
Take me one more time
Take me one more time


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ANGELENE

My first name Angelene
Prettiest mess you've ever seen
Love for money is my sin
Any man calls, I'll let him in

Rose is my colour, and white
Pretty mouth and green my eyes
I see men come and go
But there'll be one who will collect my soul and come to me

Two-thousand
miles away
He walks upon the coast
Two-thousand miles away
It lays open like a road

Dear
God, life ain't kind
People getting born and dying
But I've heard there's joy untold
Lays on that open road in front of me

My
first name is Angelene


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 its ever been

And then 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 in the Heaven above
Shine on my own beautiful prayer
Shining on my own beautiful love

The sky lit up

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 WIND

Catherine
liked high places
High up on the hills
A place for making noises
Noises like the whales
Here she built a chapel with
Her image on the wall
A place where she could rest and
A place where she could wash
And listen to the wind blow

She dreamt of children's voices
And torture on the wheel
Patron-Saint of nothing
A woman of the hills
She once was a lady
Of pleasure, and high-born
A lady of the city
But now she sits and moans
And listens to the wind blow

I see her in her chapel
High up on a hill
She must be so lonely
Oh Mother, can't we give
A husband to our Catherine?
A handsome one, a dear
A rich one for the lady
Someone to listen with


MY BEAUTIFUL LEAH

Did you see her walking?
Did she come around here, Sir?
Black hair, brown eyes
My beautiful Leah
She was always so needing
Said, "I have no-one"
Even as I held her
She went out looking for someone

She only had nightmares,
And her sadness never lifted
And slowly over the years
Her lovely face twisted
Did she come around here, Sir?
I swear you would remember
Black hair, Brown eyes
Late September
October
November
December

It never leaves my mind
The last words she said
"If I don't find it this time,
Then I'm better off dead".


A PERFECT DAY ELISE

He got lucky one time
Hitting with the girl in room 509
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

Its a perfect day Elise

He got burned by the sun
His face so pale and his hands so worn
Let himself in room 509
Said a prayer, and cried

'It's a perfect day, Elise'


CATHERINE

Catherine De Barra, you've murdered my thinking
I gave you my heart, you left the thing stinking
I'd break from your spell if it weren't for my drinking
And the wind bites more bitter with each light of morning

I envy the road, the ground you tread under,
I envy the wind, your hair riding over,
I envy the pillow your head rests and slumbers,
I envy to murderous envy your lover

'Til the light shines on me
I damn to hell every second you breath

I envy the road, the ground you tread under,
I envy the wind, your hair riding over,
I envy the pillow your head rests and slumbers,
I envy to murderous envy your lover

'Til the light shines on me
I damn to hell every second you breath

Oh my
Catherine
For your eyes smiling
And your mouth singing
With time I'd have won you
With wile I'd have won you
For your mouth singing


ELECTRIC LIGHT

The beauty of her, under electric light
The beauty of her, under electric light
Tears my heart out every time

Dawn there waiting, right outside
Dawn there waiting, right outside
She tears my heart out every time

Siren rising across the sky
Sirens rising across the sky
Tears my heart out every time


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
Said, 'I will give you gold and mountains
If you stay awhile with me'

And there was 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
He was looking at his song-bird
And he was looking at his wings

And there was trouble taking place


JOY

Joy was her name
A life un-wed
Thirty years old
Never danced a step

She would have left these red hills far behind if not for her condition
'Would have left these red hills long ago if not for my condition'

Pitiful
Joy
She looked away
Into a hollow sky
Came face to face

With her own innocence surrounding her until it never was a question
Innocence so suffocating, now she cannot move, no question

No hope for Joy
No hope or faith
She wanted to go blind
Wanted hope to stay

'I've been believing in nothing since I was born, it never was a question.'


THE RIVER

And they came to the river
And they came from the road
And he wanted the sun
Just to call his own
And they walked on the dirt
And they walked from the road
Till they came to the river
Till they came up close

Throw your pain in the river
To be washed away slow

And we walked without words
And we walked with our lives
Two silent birds
Circled by

Like our pain in the river

And we followed the river
And we followed the road
And we walked through this land
And we called it a home
But he wanted the sun
And I wanted the whole
And the white light scatters
And the sun sets low

Like the pain in the river


NO GIRL SO SWEET

In came the girl with the sad eyes and asked him over again
"Was I too weak? Was I a child?" and
"Can't we leave here and start again?"
Said "I don't mind if you take me down" and
"I don't mind if you break it all", but
"How much more can you take from me?"
"How much more can you take from me?"

"I'd like to take you inside my head"
"I'd like to take you inside of me"
"You came from Heaven" is all he said
"You came from Heaven and came here to me, and I love you..."

He drove it fast to make the night
And looked at his angel, where she lay
Resting her head and closed her eyes
Outside the heat and the Summer fades
Deep in the sky, a storm he'd seen
Deep in the sky, a storm he'd seen
"There ain't nothing, no girl so sweet"
"Took her from Heaven and gave her to me"


IS THIS DESIRE?

Joseph walked on and on
The sunset went down and down
Coldness cooled their desire
And Dawn said, 'Let's build a fire'

The sun dressed the trees in green
And Joe said, 'I feel like a King'
And Dawn's neck and her feet were bare
Sweetness in her golden hair

Said, 'I'm not scared'
Turned to her and smiled
Secrets in his eyes
Sweetness of desire

Is this desire?
Enough enough
To lift us higher
To lift above?

Hour-long, by hour, may we two stand
When we're dead, between these lands
The sun set behind his eyes
And Joe said, 'Is this desire?'

Is this desire?
Enough enough
To lift us higher
To lift above?
Is this desire?
Enough enough
Enough inside
Is this desire?


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BIG EXIT

Look out ahead
I see danger come
I wanna pistol
I wanna gun
I'm scared baby
I wanna run
This world's crazy
Give me the gun

Baby, baby
Ain't it true
I'm immortal
When I 'm with you
But I want a pistol
In my hand
I wanna go to
A different land

I met a man
He told me straight
"You gotta leave
It's getting late"
Too many cops
Too many guns
All trying to do something
No-one else has one
Baby, baby
Ain't it true
I'm immortal
When I 'm with you

But I want a pistol
In my hand
I wanna go to
A different land

Sometimes it rains so hard
And I feel the hurt
In my heart
Feels like the end of the world
I see the children
Sharp as knives
I see the children
Dead and alives
Beautiful people
Beautiful girls
I just feel like it's the end of the world

I walk on concrete
I walk on sand
But I can't find
A safe place to stand
I'm scared baby
I wanna run
This world's crazy
Gimme the gun

Baby, baby
Ain't it true
I'm immortal
When I 'm with you
But I want a pistol
In my hand
I wanna go to
A different land


GOOD FORTUNE

Threw my bad fortune
Of the top of
A tall building
I'd rather have done it with you
Your boy smile
Five in the morning
Looked into your eyes
And I was really in love

In Chinatown
Hung over
You showed me
Just what I could do

Talking about
Time travel
And the meaning
Just what it was worth

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune slipping away
And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got something good to say

Things I once thought
Unbelievable
In my life
Have all taken place
When we walked through
Little Italy
I saw my reflection
Come right of your face

I paint pictures
To remember
You're too beautiful
To put into words
Like a gypsy
You dance in circles
All around me
And all over the world

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune slipping away
And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got something good to say

So I take my
Good fortune
And I fantasize
Of our leaving
Like some modern-day
Gypsy landslide
Like some modern day
Bonnie and Clyde

On the run again
On the run again


A PLACE CALLED HOME

One day I know
We'll find a place of hope
Just hold on to me
Just hold on to me
Walk tight, one line
You're wanted this time
There's no one to blame
Just hold on to me

(Come on my love)
And I'm right on time
And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
And the bells keep ringing
And the battle is won
And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
And the girl keeps singing
One day they'll be a place for us

I walk and I wade
Through full lands and lonely
I stumble, I stumble
With you I wait
To be born again
With love comes the day
Just hold on to me

(Come on my love)
And I'm right on time
And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
And the bells keep ringing
One day they'll be a place for us

And the battle is won
And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
And the girl keeps singing
One day they'll be a place for us

Now is the time
To follow through
To read the signs
Now the message sent
Let's bring it to it's final end

And I'm right on time
And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
And the bells keep ringing
One day they'll be a place for us

And the battle is won
And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
And the girl keeps singing
One day they'll be a place for us

One day
I
Know
They'll be
A place
Called
Home


ONE LINE

Do you remember the first kiss?
Star shooting across the sky
To come to such a place as this
You never left my mind

I'm watching from the wall
As in the streets we fight
This world all gone to war
All I need is you tonight

And I draw a line
To your heart today
To heart from mine
A line to keep us safe

All through the rising sun
All through the circling years
You were the only one
Who could have brought me here

And I draw a line
To your heart today
To heart from mine
A line to keep us safe
And I draw a line
To your heart today
To heart from mine
And pray to keep us safe

Watch the stars now moving
Across the sky
Keep this feeling
Safe tonight


BEAUTIFUL FEELING

Sometimes I can see for miles
Through water and fire
From England to America
I feel life meet my eyes

And it's the best thing
It's the best thing
It's the best thing
A beautiful feeling

A smile from San Diego
He's still a boy
Two ends to every rainbow
And a train from Mexico

And he's the best thing
He is the best thing
He is the best thing
A beautiful feeling

And when I watch you move
And I can't think straight
And I am silenced
And I can't think straight

And it's the best thing
It's the best thing
The best thing
Such a beautiful feeling


THE WHORES HUSTLE AND THE HUSTLERS WHORE

Speak to me of
Universal laws
The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
All around me
People bleed
Speak to me
Your song of greed

Speak to me
Of you inner charm
Of how you'll keep me
Safe from harm
I don't think so
I don't see
Speak to me
Of your inner peace

Little people
At the amusement park
City people
In the dark
Speak to us
Send us a sign
Just give us something
To keep us trying

The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
Too many people out of love
The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
The city's ripped right to the core

Speak to me
Of heroin and speed
Genocide and suicide
Of syphilis and greed
Speak to me
The language of love
The language of violence
The language of the heart

This isn't the first time
I've asked for money or love
Heaven and earth
Don't ever mean enough
Speak to me
Of heroin and speed
Just give me something
I can believe

The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
Too many people out of love
The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
The city's ripped right to the core


THIS MESS WE'RE IN

Can you hear them?
The helicopters?
I'm in New York
No need for words now
We sit in silence
You look me in the eye directly
You met me
I think it's Wednesday
The evening, the mess we're in

The city sun sets over me
The city sun sets over me

Night and day
I dream of
Making love to you now baby
Love making on screen
Impossible dream
And I have seen
The sunrise over the river
The freeway, reminding of
This mess we're in

The city sun sets over me
The city sun sets over me

What were you wanting?
I just want to say
Don't ever change
And thank you
I don't think we will meet again
I really must leave now
Before the sunrise
Above skyscrapers
The sin and
This mess we're in

The city sun sets over me
The city sun sets over me


YOU SAID SOMETHING

On a rooftop in Brooklyn
At one in the morning
Watching the lights flash
In Manhattan
I see five bridges
The Empire State Building
And you said something
That I've never forgotten

We lean against railings
Describing the colours
And the smells of our homelands
Acting like lovers
How did we get here?
To this point of living?
I held my breath
And you said something

And I'm doing nothing wrong
Riding in your car
The radio playing
We sing up to the eighth floor
A rooftop, Manhattan
At one in the morning
And you said something
That I've never forgotten

You said something
You said something
You said something
That was really important


KAMIKAZE

How could that happen?
How could that happen again?
Where the fuck was I looking
When all his horses came in?
And he built an army
Of kamikaze

Ten thousand willing
Pilots flying
Interfacing
Space and beyond
Built an army
To come and find me

Beyond all reason
Beyond all my hopes
The call of duty
Another war zone
(Makes me moan)

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You can't touch me
Kamikaze

Eight miles high
He walks his path
And I follow mine
One truth for one eye
He's come to find me

Ten thousand willing
Pilots flying
Interfacing
Space and beyond
Here is his army
Space and here we come

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You don't touch me
Kamikaze

Kamikaze
You don't touch me
Kamikaze
You don't touch me

Space here we come


THIS IS LOVE

I can't believe that life's so complex
When I just want to sit here and watch you undress
I can't believe that life's so complex
When I just want to sit here and watch you undress

This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love
That I'm feeling

Does it have to be a life full of dread
I wanna chase you round the table, I wanna touch your head
Does it have to be a life full of dread
I wanna chase you round the table, I wanna touch your head

This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love
That I'm feeling

I can't believe that the axis turns on suffering
When you taste so good
I can't believe that the axis turns on suffering
When my head burns

Love, love, love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, love, love
That I'm feeling

Even in the summer
Even in the spring
You can never get too much of
A wonderful thing

You're the only story that I never told
You're my dirty little secret, wanna keep you so
You're the only story that never been told
You're my dirty little secret, wanna keep you so

Come on out, come on over, help me forget
Keep the walls from falling as they're tumbling in
Come on out, come on over, help me forget
Keep the walls from falling on me, tumbling in
Keep the walls from falling as they're tumbling in

This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, love, love
That I'm feeling


HORSES IN MY DREAMS

Horses in my dreams
Like waves, like the sea
They pull out of here
They pull, they are free

Rode a horse round the world
Along the tracks of a train
Broke the record, found the gold
Set myself free again

I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
Silent, I have pulled myself clear

Horses in my dreams
Like waves, like the sea
On the tracks of a train
Set myself free again

I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
Silent, I have pulled myself clear


WE FLOAT

We wanted to find love
We wanted success
Until nothing was enough
Until my middle name was excess

Somehow I lost touch
When you went out of sight
When you got lost into the city
Got lost into the night

I was in need of help
Heading to blackout
Till someone told me "run on in honey
Before somebody blows your goddamn brains out"

You shoplifted as a child
I had a model's smile
You carried all my hopes
Until something broke inside
But now

We float
Take life as it comes
We float
Take life as it comes

So will we die of shock?
Die without a trial?
Die on Good Friday?
While holding each other tight

This is kind of about you
This is kind of about me
We just kinda lost our way
We were looking to be free
But one day

We'll float
Take life as it comes
We'll float
Take life as it comes

But one day
We'll float
Take life as it comes


THIS WICKED TONGUE

This wicked tongue says
God is a million miles away
This wicked tongue says
He can't see my day to day

This wicked tongue says
Go on, taste everything
And this wicked tongue says
You know you're not really living

And it stares into the sun
And it flies from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears

And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear

So I asked her where's the heart?
In the rubbish heap of man
So I asked her where's the soul?
And the silence rang and rang and rang and rang and rang

So I stare into the sun
And I fly from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears

And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear

"I give up" he said
"I give up you win"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"I give up" he said
"I give up you win"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"Creation baby has failed again"


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 Post subject: UH HUH HER
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:42 pm 
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THE LIFE & DEATH OF MR BADMOUTH

Baby, you got a bad bad mouth
Everything is poison that's coming out
Cheating, lying since the day you were born
Someone outta rinse it out with soap

Wash it out, wash it out, wash it out

No kind words are coming out of your mouth
Plenty goes in but nothing good comes out
Badmouth, sad mouth, you were an unhappy child
That doesn't make your lying tongue alright

Wash it out, wash it out, wash it out

Cos everything is poison
You'll be the unhappy one
Your lips taste of poison
You're gonna be left alone

When you told me every word you'd said
Came from voices talking in your head
Baby, I just think you're out for what you can get
Your badmouth has killed off everything we had

Wash it out, wash it out, wash it out

Your lips taste of poison
You'll be the unhappy one
Your lips taste of poison
You'll be in the corner crying


SHAME

I don't need no rising moon
I don't need no ball and chain
I don't need anything but you
Such a shame, shame, shame
Shame, shame, shame
Shame is the shadow of love

You changed my life
We were as green as grass
And I was hypnotized
From the first 'til the last
Kiss of shame, shame, shame
Shame is the shadow of love

I'd jump for you into the fire
I'd jump for you into the flame
Tried to go forward with my life
I just feel shame, shame, shame
Shame, shame, shame
Shame is the shadow of love

If you tell a lie
I still would take the blame
If you pass me by
It's such a shame, shame, shame


WHO THE FUCK?

Who the fuck do you think you are
Get out of my hair
who the fuck do you think you are
Comin' round here
who the fuck who the fuck
who the fuck do you think you are

Get your comb out of there
Combing out my hair

I'm not like other girls
You can't straighten my curls
I'm not like other girls
You can't straighten my curls
No!

Who the fuck you tryin' to be
Get your dog away from me!
What the fuck you doing in there
Get your dirty fingers out of my hair

Who who who who
Fuck fuck fuck you

I'm free, you'll see
I'm me, you'll see

Who who who who


POCKET KNIFE

Please don't make my wedding dress
I'm too young to marry yet
Can you see my pocket knife?
You can't make me be a wife
How the world just turns & turns
How does anybody learn?

Mummy, put your needle down
How did you feel when you were young?
Cos I feel like I've just been born
Even though I'm getting on
How the world slips by so fast
How does anybody last?

As the world keeps coming
And the bees keep humming
And I'll keep running

Flowers I can do without
I don't wanna be tied down
White material will stain
My pocket knife's got a shiny blade
I'm not trying to cause a fuss
I just wanna make my own fuck-ups
I'm not trying to break your heart
I'm just trying not to fall apart


THE LETTER

Put the pen
To the paper
Press the envelope
With my scent
Can't you see
In my handwriting
The curve of my g?
The longing
Oh

Who is left
That writes these days?
But you and me
We'll be different
Take the cap
Off your pen
Wet the envelope
Lick and lick it
Oh

I need you
The time is running out
Oh baby
Can't you hear me call?

It turns me on
To imagine
Your blue eyes
On my words
Your beautiful pen
Take the cap off
Give me a sign
I'd come running

Oh
It's you
I want you


THE SLOW DRUG

Blue now is the colour
Love the drug I'm needing
Got to keep this feeling

With the headlights burning
We're looking up for something
Answers on the ceiling

Watching out the windows
Watch the way the wind blows
Soon it will be morning

Still the question lingers
I twist it round my fingers
Could you be my calling?

See this winged boy falling
Falling out of something
Hits the drug I'm needing

Arrows that he's turning
Need to keep this feeling
Slow drug in the morning

With the headlights burning
Looking out for something
Something that we're needing

Still the question lingers
I twist it round my fingers
Could you be my calling?


NO CHILD OF MINE

I have no time for hate or love
Hey child, you're so full of woe
I have no time for hate or lying
Hey child, you're no child of mine


CAT ON THE WALL

I heard our song on the radio
It wasn't long before I think of you
Can't get the sound out of my head
Don't look now it's coming round again

I saved your voice from the telephone
I play it back on the message machine
It really sounds like you're having fun
I'm going out into the midday sun

Come night, I'm gonna step outside
Take a walk, I'm gonna clear my mind
The radio, still playing our song
You got me jumping like a cat on the wall

Turn up the radio

They play the radio in my dreams
Takes me back to when I was 17
Dancing in circles on the kitchen floor
I'll play this song 'til I can't take anymore


YOU COME THROUGH

We are waiting
For the summer
The sun will bring back
Treasures for us

Come on my friend
Drink to good times
Golden wishes
To your health and mine

You come through for me
You come true for me
You be well for me
You come through for me

I'll be lifted
On this our holiday
I'll take you my friend
I'll take you with me

Uou come through for me
You come true for me
You be well for me
You come through for me


IT'S YOU

Oh dear sweet mama
I'm not feeling well
Can I step out
For a little while?

But I go missing
I steal away
And I go kissing
In the alleyway
All I want to do
And all I want to grow up to be
Is all caught up with you
Look what you're doing to me

Oh dearest young man
Teach me sweetheart
How to love you
I'm a clever girl
You've got me lying
You've got me leaving home
You've got me crying
When I'm alone

All i want to do
All i want to grow up to be
Is all caught up with you
Look what you're doing to me

When I'm not with you my dreams are so very dark
When I'm not with you I dream of my hair just falling out
When I'm not with you I walk dark tunnels of my heart
When I'm not with you everything just comes apart

When I was younger
I spent my days
Wondering to whom
I was supposed to pray

It's you?


THE END

Instrumental


THE DESPERATE KINGDOM OF LOVE

Oh love, you were a sickly child
And how the wind knocked you down
Put on your spurs, swagger around
In the desperate kingdom of love

Holy water cannot help you now
Your mysterious eyes cannot help you
Selling your reason will not bring you through
The desperate kingdom of love

There's another who looks from behind your eyes
I learn from you how to hide
From the desperate kingdom of love

At the end of this burning world
You'll stand proud, face upheld
And I'll follow you, into Heaven or Hell
And I'll become, as a girl
In the desperate kingdom of love


THE DARKER DAYS OF ME & HIM

Promises, promises
I'm feeling burned
You taught me a lesson
I didn't want to learn

Why did I come here?
Please tell me again
Why did you ask me?
Don't say you forget

I long for, I long for
I long for my home
I long for a land where
No man was ever known

With no neurosis
No psychosis
No psychoanalysis
And no sadness

I'll pick up the pieces
I'll carry on somehow
Tape the broken parts together
And limp this love around

Limp this love around


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THE DEVIL

As soon as I am left alone
the Devil wanders into my soul
and I pretend to myself
I pretend to myself

I go out to the old mile-stone
insanely expecting
you to come there knowing
that I wait for you there
That I wait for you there

Come, come
come here at once
Come, come
on a night with no moon

Because
all of my being is now in pining
all of my being is now in pining

What formerly cheered me
Now seems insignificant
insignificant


DEAR DARKNESS

Dear Darkness
Dear Darkness
Wont you cover me again?

Dear Darkness
Dear
Ive been your friend for many years

Wont you do this for me
Dearest Darkness?
and cover me from the sound
of the words tightening
Words tightening
Around my throat and

Around the throat of the one I love
Tightening, tightening, tightening

Dear Darkness
Now its your turn to look after us

Because we kept you clothed
And we kept you in business
When everyone else was having good luck

So now its your time to pay
To pay me and the one I love
With the worldly goods you stashed away
With all the things you took from us


GROW GROW GROW

I sowed a seed
underneath the oak tree
I trod on it
with my boots I trampled it down

Grow grow grow grow

I sowed a rose
underneath the oak grove
With my boots on the ground
into the earth I trampled it down

Grow grow

Teach me how to grow

Teach me, mummy
how to grow
how to catch someones fancy
underneath the twisted oak grove


WHEN UNDER ETHER

The ceiling is moving
Moving in time
Like a conveyor belt
Above my eyes

When under ether
The mind comes alive
But conscious of nothing
But the will to survive

I lay on the bed
Waist down, undressed
Look up at the ceiling
Feeling happiness

Human kindness

The woman beside me
Is holding my hand
I point at the ceiling
She smiles so kind

Somethings inside me
Unborn and unblessed
Disappears in the ether
This world to the next

Disappears in the ether
One world to the next

Human kindness


WHITE CHALK

White chalk hills are all Ive known
White chalk hills will rot my bones
White chalk sticking to my shoes
White chalk playing as a child with you

White chalk south against time
White chalk cutting down the sea at Lyme
I walk the valleys by the Cerne
on a path cut fifteen hundred years ago

and I know, these chalk hills will rot my bones

Dorsets cliffs meet at the sea
Where I walked, our unborn child in me
White chalk, gorse-scattered land
Scratched my palms, theres blood on my hands


BROKEN HARP

Please, dont reproach me
for how empty my life has become

I dont know what really happened
I watched your disappointment
at being misunderstood

I forgive you

Something metal is
tearing my stomach out
if you think ill of me

Can you,
can you forgive me
forgive me
Can you, can you
forgive me
too?

I tried to learn your language
but fell asleep half undressed
unrecognisable
to myself


SILENCE

All those places where I recall
The memories that gripped me
And pinned me down

I go to these places
Intending to think
And think of nothing but anticipate

Somehow expect you'll find me there
That by some miracle, you'd be aware

I'd risen this morning determined to break
Spare my longing, not to think
I freed myself from my family
I freed myself from work
I freed myself, I freed myself and remained alone

And in my thinking
I'd steal you away
Though you never wanted me
Anyway

Silence


TO TALK TO YOU

Oh Grandmother, how I miss you
Under the Earth
I wish I was with you
to talk to you

I found somebody
I tried to give myself to
Many times, I wanted to talk to you

If I lay on the earth
could you hear?
If I lay
Mary?

Oh Grandmother
Im so lonely
all my life

If I lay on the earth
could you hear?
If I lay, Mary?

THE PIANO

Hit her with a hammer
Teeth smashed in
Red tongues twitching
Look inside a skeleton

My fingers sting
Where I feel your fingers have been
Ghostly fingers
Moving my limbs

Oh god I miss you

Daddys in the corner
Rattling his keys
Mummys in the doorway
Trying to leave

Nobodys listening


BEFORE DEPARTURE

Farewell my friends
Farewell my dear ones
If I was rude
Forgive my weakness

Goodbye my friends
Goodbye to evening parties
Remember me
In the spring

Work for your bread
Soon we must leave
Remember your families
And work for your children

I dont need much
And the older I become
I realise
My friendships
Will carry me over
Any cause of strangeness
Any cause of distance

The friends that last
Will dance one more time
With me

I dont need much
But this, I need


THE MOUNTAIN

Above the mountains
The mountains
An eagle
Is flying

High above the mountains
An eagle calling down
to the soldier who falters
a soldier on the ground

By the mountain
I feel nothing
For in my own heart
Every tree is broken

The first tree will not blossom
The second will not grow
The third has almost fallen
Since you betrayed me so


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BLACK HEARTED LOVE

I think I saw you in the shadows
I move in closer beneath your windows
Who would suspect me of this rapture?

And who but my black hearted love
And who but my black hearted love

When you call out my name in rapture
I volunteer my soul for murder
I wish this moment here forever

And you are my black hearted love
And you are my black hearted love
In the rain, in the evening, I will come again

I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted
I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted
I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted
I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you to a place I know
My black hearted
In the rain, in the evening, in the garden, I will come again, in the rain...


SIXTEEN, FIFTEEN, FOURTEEN

Erika is watching
Daniel is hiding
Erika is counting
16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9
Erika is coming

The sun is setting the scene
In the garden, it's starting to rain
The trees are trembling
Erika's repeating "oh, oh, oh"

There is no laughter in the garden

Erika is feeling something
Daniel is hiding
She's counting
16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8

The sun is leaving the scene
It took a look and turned away
The trees are trembling
Erika's repeating "oh, oh, oh"

There is no laughter in the garden


LEAVING CALIFORNIA

California, leaving California

No one but me is walking
Under palms that give no shade
I'm leaving you today

California

How cruel was I to think that
I could make you change?
Oh give me some shade
Oh England, come soon
How could I have believed
That i could live and breathe in you?

California killed me

I think it's time to leave
I told no one I'd stay
I think it's time to leave


THE CHAIR

Where? Where have you gone
Daniel, my youngest son?
I keep expecting you
To be here in your chair
Sitting in your favourite chair

When you swam into the water
I felt you leave through a thousand yawning miles
My heart slowed, my heart slowed
Never to pick up again

Pieces of my life are gone
Washed away in the water that took my son


APRIL

April, how could I not have seen
April, you coming
April, how could I have worn inappropriate clothing?
April, all that careful stepping rounding of my soul and now your rain

April, I feel you leaving
I don't know what silence means
It could mean anything

April, won't you answer me?
These days just seem to crush me

Hatching, collapsing, tumbling down
April, what if I drown

I don't know what silence means
It could mean anything, won't you answer me?

I dreamed, April, that I'm walking
That I'm watching, April, your rain, it overcomes me


A WOMAN A MAN WALKED BY / THE CROW KNOWS WHERE ALL THE LITTLE CHILDREN GO

I once knew a woman man
A courageous friend, I thought
It turned out so wrong was I
When we were up against the wall

He had chicken liver balls
He had chicken liver spleen
He had chicken liver heart
Made of chicken liver parts

Lily livered little parts

Prematurely going bald
Any passion long gone cold
But I wanted to explore
The damp alleyways of his soul

All the times he tried to help
He spit in my face and laughed
That woman man
I want his fucking ass
I want his fucking ass
I want his fucking ass
I want your fucking ass

My friend-itey, he's looking likely
Crammed in a taxi, I see you too clearly
Sucking on a little pea
Sucking on a little pea

My, my you little toy
He's just a mummy's boy
Where's your liver?
Where's your heart?
What's with all your woman parts?
Now it's my turn to laugh
You stick it up your fucking ass
You stick it up your fucking ass
You stick it up your fucking ass
You stick it up your fucking ass


THE SOLDIER

I imagine a dream
In which I'm a soldier
And I'm walking
On the faces of dead women
And everyone I left behind me
It's the year when
The troops entered
The thirty ninth
The thirty ninth parallel

Send me home restless
Send me home damaged
And wanting

It's the year when
Some poet said
We must love
Or accept the consequences
I want you to share
Every pin prick of guilt
That I have felt
That I have felt

Send me home restless
Send me home damaged
Send me home dispossessed
Send me home damaged
And wanting


PIG WILL NOT

I
I will
I will not
I will not

No, I will not

How dare you, says the angel
He crashes down from the heights
Shakes the disbeliever, woof woof
Shakes the disbelievers head
Shakes him harder
Instructing you well, woof woof

Hear me, do you hear the law?
All that rubbish inside your rotting mind
I am your guardian, I am your fairy
Do my will, woof woof

Such lovers, this is true love
This is true love that we are doing now
Even everywhere that I was before, all broken
Your face all mashed up

I will not
I will not
I will not


PASSIONLESS, POINTLESS

Let's talk
Let's talk

Let the dirt fall
Let heads roll

No kind hand
Is reaching out
For me tonight

I slept facing the wall
I dreamt of buildings in pieces
You slept facing the wall
And you wanted less than I wanted

Passionless, pointless
Where does the passion go?
I'm asking
There's no kindness in your hands
No reaching out
For me tonight

You slept facing the wall
And you wanted less than I wanted
I slept facing the wall
But when I met you how did you enter?
I don't remember
How did we ever?


CRACKS IN THE CANVAS

How do we cope with the days after a death?
Empty days
Nothing left
Not even a funeral

I see shapes forming inside paintings
Animals and humans, row upon row
Walking towards something
Waiting for something

I'm looking for an answer
Me and a million others
Disbelievers
Deserted lovers
Dear God, you'd better not let me down this time

Cracks in the canvas
Look like roads that never end


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LET ENGLAND SHAKE

The West's asleep
Let England shake
Weighted down with silent dead
I fear our blood won't rise again, won't rise again

England's dancing days are done
Another day, Bobby, for you to come home
Home and tell me indifference
Is won, won, won

Smile, smile Bobby, with your lovely mouth
Pack up your troubles, and let's head out
To the fountain of death and splash about, Swim back and forth, back, back
And laugh out loud

Until the day is ending
And the birds are silent
And the insects are courting
And by the shores
Heavy stones are falling

Smile, smile Bobby, with your lovely mouth
Pack up your troubles, and let's head out
To the fountain of death and splash about, Swim back, forth, back, back
And laugh out loud


THE LAST LIVING ROSE

Goddamn Europeans
Take me back to beautiful England
And the grey, damp filthiness of ages and battered books
And fog rolling down behind the mountains
On the graveyards and dead sea captains

Let me walk through the stinking alleys
To the music of drunken beatings
Past the Thames river, glistening like gold
Hastily sold for nothing, nothing

Let me watch night fall on the river
Moon rise up and turn to silver
The sky move, the ocean shimmer
The hedge shake, the last living rose quiver


THE GLORIOUS LAND

How is our glorious country ploughed?
Not by iron ploughs
How is our glorious country ploughed?
Not by iron ploughs
Our land is ploughed by tanks and feet, feet marching
Our land is ploughed by tanks and feet, feet marching

Oh America, Oh England
Oh America, Oh England

How is our glorious country sown?
Not with wheat and corn
How is our glorious country sown?
Not with wheat and corn
How is our glorious land bestowed?

How is our glorious land bestowed?

Oh America, Oh England
Oh America, Oh England

And what is the glorious fruit of our land?
The fruit is deformed children
What is the glorious fruit of our land?
The fruit is orphaned children


THE WORDS THAT MAKETH MURDER

I have seen and done things I want to forget
I've seen soldiers fall like lumps of meat
Blown and shot out beyond belief
Arms and legs were in the trees

I have seen and done things I want to forget
Coming from an unearthly place
Longing to see a woman's face
Instead of the words that gather pace
The words that maketh murder
These, these are the words
The words that maketh murder
These, these are the words
The words that maketh murder

I have seen and done things I want to forget
I've seen a corporal who's nerves were shot
Climbing behind a fierce, gone sun
I've seen flies swarming everyone
Soldiers fell like lumps of meat
These are the words, the words are these
Death lingering and stunk
Flies swarming everyone
Over the whole summit peak
Flesh quivering in the heat
This was something else again
I fear it cannot explain
The words that make, the words that maketh murder

What if i take my problems to the United Nations?
What if i take my problems to the United Nations?


ALL AND EVERYONE

Death was everywhere, in the air
And in the sounds coming off the mounds of Bolton's Ridge
Death's anchorage
When you rolled a smoke or told a joke
It was in the laughter and drinking water
It approached the beach as strings of cutters
Dropped into the sea and lay around us

Death was in the ancient fortress
Shelled by a million bullets
From gunners, waiting in the copses
With hearts that threatened to pop their boxes
As we advanced into the sun
Death was all and everyone
Death was all and everyone

As we, advancing, in the sun
As we, advancing, every man
As we, advancing, in the sun

Death hung in the smoke and clung
To 400 acres of useless beachfront
A bank of red earth, dripping down
Death is now, and now, and now
Death was everywhere, in the air
And in the sounds coming off the mounds of Bolton's Ridge
Death's anchorage
Death was in the staring sun
Fixing its eyes on everyone
It rattled the bones of the Light Horsemen
Still lying out there in the open

As we, advancing, in the sun
As we, advancing, every man
As we, advancing, in the sun
Sing "Death to all and everyone"


ON BATTLESHIP HILL

The scent of Thyme carried on the wind
Stings my face into remembering
That nature has won again
That nature has won again

On Battleship Hill's caved in trenches
A hateful feeling still lingers
Even now, eighty years later
Cruel nature, cruel cruel nature

The land returns to how it has always been
Thyme carried on the wind
Jagged mountains, jutting out
Cracked like teeth in a rotten mouth
On Battleship Hill I hear the wind say
Cruel nature has won again
Cruel nature has won again
Cruel nature has won again
Cruel nature has won again


ENGLAND

I live and die through England
Through England
It leaves a sadness

Remedies, never were
Within my reach
I cannot go on as I am
I cannot leave

A withered vine
Reaching from the country that I love
England
You leave a taste, a bitter one

I have searched for your springs
But people stagnate with time
Like water, like air
To you England, I cling

Undaunted, never failing love for you
England


IN THE DARK PLACES

We got up early
Washed our faces
Walked the fields
And put up crosses
Passed through
Damned mountains
Went hellwards
And some of us returned
And some of us did not

In the fields and in the forests
Under the moon and under the sun
Another summer has passed before us
And not one man has
And not one woman has
Revealed the secrets of this world

So our young men
Hid with guns
In the dirt
And in the dark places
Our young men
Hid with guns
In the dirt
And in the dark places

Not one man has
Not one woman has
Revealed the secrets of this world


BITTER BRANCHES

Bitter branches, spreading out
There is none more bitter than the wood
Into the white world it grows
Twisting under soldier's feet
Standing in lines in the damp earth underneath
Holding up their rifles high
Holding their young wives, who wave goodbye

Hold up the clear glass to look and see
Soldiers standing and the roots twist underneath
Their young wives with white hands, wave goodbye
Their arms as bitter branches, speading into the world

Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
They wave goodbye


HANGING IN THE WIRE

Walker sees the mist rise
Over a no-man's-land
He sees in front of him
A smashed up waste-ground
There are no fields or trees
No blades of grass
Just unburied ghosts are there
Hanging in the wire

Walker's in the wire
Limbs point upwards
There are no birds singing
"The White Cliffs Of Dover"
There are no trees to sing from
Walker cannot hear the wind
Far off, a symphony
D'ya hear the guns beginning?

Walker's in the mist, rising
Over no-man's-land
In the battered waste-ground
The big guns firing


WRITTEN ON THE FOREHEAD

People throwing dinars at the belly dancers
In a sad circus by a trench of burning oil

People throw belongings, a life-time's earnings
Amongst the scattered rubbish and suitcases on the sidewalk

Date palms and orange and tangerine trees
And eyes are crying for everything

(Let it burn, burn burn burn, blood and fire)

So I talked to an old man by the generator
He was standing on the gravel by the fetid river

He turned to me and then surveyed the scene
Said "War is here in our beloved city"

(Let it burn, burn burn burn, blood and fire)

Some dove in the river and tried to swim away
Through tons of sewage, fate written on their foreheads

Date palms and orange and tangerine trees
And eyes are crying for everything

Let it burn
Let it burn
Let it burn, burn, burn


THE COLOUR OF THE EARTH

Louis was my dearest friend fighting in the Anzac trench
Louis ran forward from the line and I never saw him again

Later in the dark I thought I heard Louis' voice
Calling for his mother, then me, but I couldn't get to him

He's still up on that hill, twenty years on that hill
Nothing more than a pile of bones, but I think of him still

If I was asked I'd tell the colour of the earth that day
It was dull and browny-red, "The colour of blood" I'd say


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The Community Of Hope

Here’s the Hope Six Demolition Project
stretching down to Benning Road
a well-known pathway of death,
(at least, that’s what I’m told).
Here’s the one sit-down restaurant
in Ward Seven. Nice.
Okay, now this is just drug town,
just zombies, but that’s just life.


The Community of Hope.

Here’s the highway to death and destruction,
South Capitol is its name.
The school looks like a shit hole –
does that look like a nice place?
Here’s the old mental institution
now the Homeland Security base.
Here’s God’s Deliverance Centre,
a deli called M.L.K.


The Community of Hope.

They’re gonna’ put a Walmart here.



The Ministry Of Defence

This is the Ministry of Defence
the stairs and walls are all that’s left
mortar holes let through the air
kids do the same thing everywhere;
they’ve sprayed graffiti in arabic
and balanced sticks in human shit.

This is the ministry of remains
fizzy drinks cans, magazines
broken glass, a white jawbone
syringes, razors, a plastic spoon
human hair, a kitchen knife
and the ghost of a girl who runs and hides.

There’s the bus depot to the right
levelled like a building site
those are the children’s cries from the dark
these are the words written under the arch
scratched in the wall in biro pen:
This is how the world will end.



A Line In The Sand

How to stop the murdering? By now we should have learned –
if we don’t then we’re sham, bad overwhelms the good.

What I’ve seen – yes, it’s changed how I see humankind –
I used to think progress was being made, that we could get something right.

When we first got to the camp our supplies were not enough.
I saw a displaced family eating a cold horse’s hoof.

We set up tents, brought in water, air drops were dispersed.
I saw people kill each other just to get there first.

What we did? Why we did it? I make no excuse –
we got things wrong, but we also did some good.

I believe we have a future to do something good.

Enough is enough.
A line in the sand.
Seven or eight thousand
killed by hand.
They stepped off the edge
they did not step back.
If we haven’t learnt by now
then we’re a sham




Chain Of Keys

Fifteen keys hang on a chain.
The chain is joined and forms a ring.
The ring is in a woman’s hand.
She’s walking on the dusty ground.
The dusty ground’s a dead end track.
The neighbours won’t be coming back.
Fifteen gardens overgrown.
Fifteen houses falling down.

The woman’s old and dressed in black.
She keeps her hands behind her back.
Numbers painted on the doors.
Posters on the locked up church.
Imagine what her eyes have seen.
We ask but she won’t let us in.

A key so simple and so small;
how can it mean no chance at all?
A key – a promise, or a wish;
how can it mean such hopelessness?

A circle is broken, she says.



River Anacostia

Oh, my Anacostia –
do not sigh, do not weep –
beneath the overpass
your saviour’s waiting patiently
walking on the water,
that flow with poisons
from the naval yard.
He’s talking to the fallen reeds.
What will become of us?

A small, red sun makes way for night –
trails away like a tail light.
Is that Jesus on the water
talking to the fallen trees?
What will become of us?



Near the Memorials To Vietnam And Lincoln

at the refreshments stand,
a boy throws out his hands
as if to feed the starlings
but really he throws nothing –
it’s just to watch them jump.
See the people coming,
lumbering over the grass
to squeeze into plastic chairs,

near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln.

Three notes, a bugle call –
a black man in overalls
arrives to empty the trash,
hauls it to a metal hatch,
a doorway opens up
to the underworld.
The boy throws empty hands –
the starlings jump,

near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln.



The Orange Monkey

A restlessness took hold my brain,
and questions I could not hold back.
An orange monkey on a chain
on a bleak uneven track

told me that to understand
you must travel back in time.
I took a plane to a foreign land
and said, I’ll write down what I find.

Beneath a mountain’s jagged shelves
cloaked with snow and shadows sheer
plates tipped up upon themselves
the pain of 50 million years

and mules and goats were running wild.
A happy chaos carried on
and old men and young boys smiled,
and worked until the day was gone.

Packs of sandy-coloured dogs
walked streets that looked like building sites,
but piles of rocks and dust and smog
could not block out a different light.

When I returned I ran to meet
the monkey, but his face had changed.
He stood before me on two feet.
The track was now a motorway.



Medicinals

I was walking through the National Mall
thinking about medicinals and how they used to grow there
when the ground was a marshland, undisturbed by human hands,
and I heard their voices;

the sumac said, We are always here
the witch hazel – We are always here
the sassafras – We are always here
bluestem grasses – Always here.

I looked about, what did I see?
Medicinals growing around me rising from the gravel.
The sumac and the witch hazel, come to soothe our pain, our sores
come to soothe our troubles.

The sumac said, We are always here
the witch hazel – We are always here
the sassafras – We are always here
bluestem grasses – Always here.

But do you see that woman
sitting in the wheelchair
with her Redskins cap on backwards
and her plastic bags swinging –
from inside a paper wrapper
she sips from a bottle
a new painkiller
for the native people.



The Ministry Of Social Affairs

See them sitting in the rain
as the sky is darkening.
Three lines of traffic edge past
The Ministry of Social Affairs.

At a junction, on the ground
an amputee and a pregnant hound
sit by young men with withered arms
as if death had already passed

through every alleyway and left
a million beggars’ silhouettes
near where the money-changers sit
by their locked glass cabinets.

What’s happened? Let’s go and ask
The Ministry of Social Affairs,
near where the money-changers sit
by their locked glass cabinets.



The Wheel

a revolving wheel of metal chairs
hung on chains, squealing

four little children flying out
a blind man sings in arabic

now you see them, now you don’t
the children vanish behind a vehicle

now you see them, now you don’t
faces, limbs, a bouncing skull

little children, don’t disappear
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
lost upon a revolving wheel
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
all that’s left after a year
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
a faded face, the trace of an ear
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand

a tableau of the missing
tied to the government building

thousands of sun-bleached photographs
fading with the roses



Dollar, Dollar

A boy stares through the glass.
He’s saying, Dollar, dollar.
Three lines of traffic pass.
We’re trapped inside our car.
His voice says, Dollar, dollar.

I turn to you to ask
for something we can offer.
Three lines of traffic pass.
We pull away so fast
all my words get swallowed.

In the mirror glass
a face pock-marked and hollow
is saying, Dollar, dollar.
I can’t look through or past
the face saying Dollar, dollar
the face pock-marked and hollow
staring from the glass.

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