B i o g r a p h y
 (by Johnny Loftus)

Primarily known as the band that got Shirley Manson first noticed (and eventually recruited) by Garbage, Angelfish was a short-lived project created by former members of the Scottish group Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie. Although Manson played a limited role in that band (consigned mostly to keyboards and backing vocal duties), she quickly assumed the role of lead singer and frontwoman of Angelfish. Meanwhile, guitarist (and former Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie singer) Martin Metcalf, bassist Fin Wilson, and drummer Derek Kelly took somewhat of a back seat to Manson's blooming persona. It wasn't long before her charisma soon became the group's centerpiece; Manson's image alone was featured on the cover of Angelfish's self-titled debut album, and she became the primary subject of the band's music videos. Although wide success escaped the quartet, their videos managed to receive some limited airplay on MTV's alternative program, 120 Minutes. It was on this very program that renowned producers Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, and Steve Marker happened to catch an airing of Angelfish's video for "Suffocate Me." Still needing someone to front the group they were forming, and intrigued by Manson's unmistakable presence, a phone call was soon placed to Manson. During a break on Angelfish's North American tour, Manson took a brief detour to Vig's studio in Madison, WI, to record some tracks with the trio. The success of this tentative partnership soon blossomed into what would become Garbage, and Angelfish was effectively dissolved




Angelfish
- 1994-02-15 -



Dogs in a Cage
Suffocate Me
You Can Love Her
King of the World
Sleep With Me
Heartbreak to Hate
The Sun Won't Shine
Mummy Can't Drive
Tomorrow Forever
The End

Non Album Tracks
- Misc -

Kimberly
Trash it


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Angelfish

Dogs In A Cage

I feel your bones and you feel so sinful
Feel your hands and you feel so simple
Feel your legs and your hands and your hips and
Feel your thighs and your back is twisting

I feel your heart and your lips are burning
Feel your skin and your eyes are closing
Feel your mind as it struggles forward
Feel you fall, feel you so awkward

When they all lie
Will you remember me
When it all dies
You will remember me

I feel your bones and you feel so sinful
Feel your hands and you feel so simple
Feel your legs and your hands and your hips and
Feel your thighs and your neck is twisting

When they all lie
Will you remember me
When it all dies
You will remember me

I'm hungry, feed me
I'm hungry, feed me
I'm hungry, feed me
I'm hungry, feed me

Feed me
Feed me
Feed me
Feed me

Suffocate Me

Suffocate me
With kisses, baby
Suffocate me
With burning love
Suffocate me
Put your chains around me
Suffocate me
I'm a thirsty dog

Suffocate me
With conversation
Suffocate me
With unsaid words
Suffocate me
With indecision
Suffocate me
With who comes first

I love you
You're so religious
I get a thrill
When the curtain calls
I feel like a roman candle
Do your stuff while the empire falls
Falls
Suffocate me

I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
You know I do

Suffocate me
Suffocate me
Suffocate me

Suffocate me
(kisses baby)
Suffocate me
(burning love)
Suffocate me
(kisses baby)
Suffocate me
(burning love)
Suffocate me
(kisses baby)
Suffocate me
(burning love)
Suffocate me
(kisses baby)
Suffocate me
(burning love)
Suffocate me

You Can Love Her

You can't stop her walking in the rain
But you might want to see her face someday
And you can't keep her from her little world
But you might want her someday for your girl

Keep your head and stop it spinning round
Keep your eyes wide open and you'll see her
Alone at night you count the stars above
Alone at night you're praying for her love

You can love her
You can love her
You can love her
You can love her

You can't take her everywhere she goes
‘Cause the world's too complicated and you know that
You can't help the things she's learned in school
Like how she walks and who she knows 'cause it's too late

And you can't stop the tears she's saved for years
But you can hold her, you can make her understand
Just last night you saw her as an angel
Just last night she saw you as a man

You can love her
You can love her
You can love her
You can love her

When I walked alone last night
I thought a lot about this story
I remember hearing you say
"She's the one, yeah
She's the only one for me"
"For me, for me, for me..."

King Of The World

I wish I was king of the world
I'd give you everything, diamonds and pearls
Yeah, I'd give you all that I had
Yeah, I'd give you all I had

Yeah, when I'm king of the world
Yeah, when I'm king of the world

What I was still drags me down
Those dreadful days and nights still haunt me now
Less said about the way we were
More the chance I could be your shelter

Yeah, when I'm king of the world
Yeah, when I'm king of the world
Yeah, when I'm king of the world
Yeah, there'll be no more pain

No sorrow when I'm king of the world
No sorrow when I'm king of the world
No sorrow, no sorrow
No sorrow, no sorrow
No sorrow, no sorrow

When I'm king of the world
When I'm king of the world
When I'm king of the world

Sleep With Me

When you walked in the room
And you smiled that smile
I was doomed
It hit me so hard

Some things are dead and buried
Some things are dead and gone

But you
You stay with me
Just carry on
Sleep with me

Some things are dead and buried
Some things just carry on
Like you

I walked out on you
I thought you were wrong
But I changed my mind
Now I feel so bad

Some things are dead and buried
Some things are dead and gone

But you
Stay with me
You'll never leave
Carry on

How long
How long
Can you carry on
Stay with me
Sleep with me
Dream of me
Sleep with me

Heartbreak To Hate

You opened doors
And reached for love
They close again
Did you get enough

How long did we take
From heartbreak to hate
From heartbreak to hate

You opened up expecting a fairy tale
That's a bad idea
I stumbled in a mumbling wreck
With nothing clear

Four sheets to the wind
They were after my skin
They were sniping for me
I was dead unlucky

How long did we take
From heartbreak to hate
From heartbreak to hate
Heartbreak to hate
Heartbreak to hate

How long
Before I make sense of this
How long
Before I forget your kiss

How long did we take
From heartbreak to hate
From heartbreak to hate

Operator
The lines are dead
Ringmaster
The lions are fed
Your Honor
You know I was framed
Surrounded in this stupid game

But you wanted love
You held on hard
Couldn't give it up
Now baby stands alone tonight
Baby grasps for the love he might
Rejected, dejected
Let down on everything he expected

How long did you take
From heartbreak to hate
From heartbreak to hate
Heartbreak to hate
How long from heartbreak to hate
Heartbreak to hate

Neither way
And either way
Either way
And neither way
Do we get away

The Sun Won't Shine

You were mine
Pretty flowers in the gardens of town
Change or the sun won't shine
Change or the rain comes down
You were mine
But now it's the end of the in-between
Gone are the days
When the ammunition was clean

Change or the sun won't shine
Outside
Stories of misdemeanours grow
Seeing the blade in the rays
Running for cover they go to late
How they come and how they fall
Baby cradle and all
Baby cradle and all

Close the door
Though it seems like we only kissed hello
It looks like it's time to go
It looks like it's time to go
In the light
Somehow the craziness dissolves

Change or the sun won't shine
Change or we end it all
Change or the sun won't shine
Change or the sun won't
Change or the sun won't shine
Change or the sun won't

Change or the sun won't shine
Change or the sun won't
Change or the sun won't shine
Change or the sun won't
Change or the sun won't shine
Change or the sun won't

Mummy Can't Drive

Mummy can't drive
There's too much inside
Come with me darling
She said, come with me darling

Mummy can't drive
Mummy can't drive
Mummy can't drive
She's been out all night

She can't see the stars
See the light
See the street
See the sky
See anything
Granny’s crying
Grandpa's crying
Granny’s crying

Mummy can't drive
(let me go, let me go)
Mummy can't drive
(let me go, let me go)
Mummy can't drive
She's been out all night

No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no
She can't drive

Hey, stamp the sunshine out
Hey, stamp the sunshine out
"Hey, little boy," the sun cries out

Granny’s crying
(come with me darling)
Grandpa's crying
(come with me darling)
Granny’s crying
(come with me darling)
Grandpa's crying
(come with me darling)

Because mummy can't drive
(let me go, let me go)
Mummy can't drive
(let me go, let me go)
Mummy can't drive
(let me go, let me go)
Mummy can't drive
(let me go, let me go)

We've got to get out to survive
(get out to survive)
We've got to get out to survive
(get out to survive)
You know mummy can't drive
(mummy can't drive)
Mummy can't drive
(mummy can't drive)
She's got a pistol on the side
(she's got a pistol on the side)
You know mummy can't drive
(you know mummy can't drive)

Mummy can't drive
Mummy can't drive
Mummy can't drive
Mummy can't drive

Tomorrow Forever

Tomorrow I go forever
Tomorrow I go forever
I can't fake it
You can't make me stay
I'm on my way

Tomorrow I go forever
Tomorrow I go forever
I can't fake it
You can't make me stay
I'm on my way

We can have this dance
And then we go home
And all your fading girlfriends
Can wait for another dawn

We can have this dance
And then we go home
And all your fading girlfriends
Can wait for another dawn

Tomorrow I go forever
Tomorrow I go forever
I can't fake it
You can't make me stay
I'm on my way

We can have this dance
And then we go home
(and then we go home)
And all your fading girlfriends
Can wait for another dawn

We can have this dance
(we can have this dance)
And then we go home
(and then we go home)
And all your fading girlfriends
Can wait for another dawn

And all your drooling lapdogs
Can dig for another bone
And all your fading girlfriends
Can wait for another dawn

The End

Anyone
Who's shaken dust
Knows that it should fall back harmless
It's over now
Things have changed
Everything is different
And rearranged

We never got the way that we should go
Tears and heartache, nothing more
I had to play the grownup in our game
That wasn't fair, that was the worst thing

And if I didn't say
This is the end
You would still be here now
We wanted to be
Out of our heads
In all that we could do

Daddy didn't buy you a diamond ring
And mummy's still waiting for better things
Baby's on his own now he's qualified
Remember I was there on his down days

You'll too good and you know that too
If I can give, then I will do
Mummy's gonna buy you a brand new life
Mummy's gonna buy you a brand new life

And if I didn't say
This is the end
You would still be here now
We wanted to be
Out of our heads
In all that we could do

Born leaders
No, no, we are not
Born leaders
No, no, never grow up
Born leaders, no
My hands be still
Should my eyes be bright

And if I didn't say
This is the end
You would still be here now
We wanted to be
Out of our heads
That's all that we could do

And if I didn't say
This is the end
You would still be here now
We wanted to be
Out of our heads

Non Album Tracks

Kimberly

( Patti Smith )

The wall is high
The black barn
The babe in my arms
In this swaddling clothes

And under the sun
And the sky will split
And the planets will shift
Balls of jade will drop
And existence will stop

Little sister, the sky is falling
I don't mind, I don't mind
Little sister, the fates are calling on you

Here I stand again
This electric whirlwind
The sea rushes up my legs like a flame
And I feel like some misplaced Joan of Arc
And the cause is you looking up at me
Oh baby I remember when you were born
It was dawn and the storm settled in my belly
And I rolled in the grass
And they spit out the gas
And they lit a match
And the whole thing went flash
And the sky split
And the planets hit
And balls of jade dropped
And existence stopped
Stop, stop, stop

Little sister, the sky is falling
I don't mind, I don't mind
Little sister, the fates are calling on you

Ah I was young and crazy
So crazy I knew
I could break through with you
So with one hand I rocked you
And with one heart I reached for you
Ah I knew your youth was for the taking
Fire on a mental plane

The palm trees fall into the sea
It doesn't matter much to me
As long as you're safe there with me
And I can gaze deep
Into your starry eyes, baby
Into your deep blue eyes, baby
Deep, deep in your eyes, baby
Into the deep of your eyes, baby
Into your starry eyes, baby

Trash It

Bang bang trash it
Superman
Bang bang trash it
You're in the frying pan

We are so happy, happy to be here
We are so happy, happy to be here

Bang bang trash it
That's all she said
Bang bang trash it
Get out of bed

I won't have it
Suicide
The do bad beast is on for the ride
Out of the frying pan and into the fire
Out of the darkness into the light

Bang bang trash it
Till your face is gone
Bang bang trash it
Will you linger on

She's getting out of it
Bang bang bang bang
Getting out of it
Bang bang bang bang
Getting out of it
Bang bang bang bang
Getting out of it
Bang bang bang bang

We are so happy, happy to be here
We are so happy, happy to be here
Bang bang trash it
That's all she said
Bang bang trash it
Get out of bed

Out of the frying pan and into the fire
Out of the darkness, into the light
Bang bang trash it
Bang bang trash it
Bang bang trash it, oh
Bang bang trash it, oh
Bang bang trash it
Bang bang trash it

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