B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Press)

For Dot Allison, making her new album felt like coming home. Three years after the strung-out beauty of 1999's 'Afterglow' was lost in a sea of best-forgotten record company politics, she's returned with a new label (Mantra) and a new album dominated by the music that was always her first love. "I think with 'Afterglow'," she explains, "what I wanted to do was make a pop record in the classic sense, and I got that out of my system, but I've also always listened to electronic music. I mean, I actually got into making music through a love of going to Black Market in 1988 - an early house club in Glasgow. "I just remember being addicted to that music. I was a student at the time and I'd be going out four nights a week to hear all these records because I couldn't afford to buy them, so it's natural for me to make that kind of music. I think this new album is just a return to where my roots are and to where my heart is..." Not that Allison has ever really turned her back on electronic music. It's been part of her life from the moment she released her first single (the brilliant 'Fallen') with the pioneering acid house group One Dove back in 1991 right through to the present day - recent collaborations have seen her working with Death In Vegas, legendary Scottish dance collective Slam and, late last year, Massive Attack. Setting up her own studio in East London (which she did in the wake of 'Afterglow') has just refocused her interest in it.

"Having my own studio's made a massive difference," she admits. "I always had a sampler and a mixing desk, but they used to be in my bedroom in my flat. The whole dynamic of my writing has changed since I started coming to the studio everyday. I've had a lot more time to experiment and that's been really important. And because I've ended up producing myself, I've made a record I'm a lot happier with." The album entitled 'We Are Science' is certainly a wonderful achievement. Dark, heavy and utterly contemporary, it's informed as much by the music currently emanating from the Detroit Ersatz Audio label (particularly artists like Drexciya and Adult) as it is by the more classic '80s "Factory sound" of Joy Division and New Order (check out Felix Da Housecat's mix of the album's first single 'Substance' for proof of that). Allison also says she's been listening to things as diverse as Bela Bartok, The Fall and Psychic TV, which certainly explains the album's eclecticism. It jacknifes from the pulsing electro of 'I Think I Love You' or 'Make It Happen' through to the string-laden atmospherics of 'Performance'. There are also a couple of songs ('Strung Out' and the album closer 'Lover') recorded two years ago with producer Dave Fridmann and guitarist Grasshopper and drummer Jeff Ament from Mercury Rev.

"I went up to the Catskills for that," she recalls. "It was quite Blair Witch actually. Dave's studio is just this chalet in the middle of a forest, but it was great to work with him."  The final (and arguably most important) contribution to the album comes from Two Lone Swordsmen's Keith Tenniswood. He contributed his programming skills and is credited with a couple of co-productions. "Keith's brilliant at mixing," enthuses Allison. "He makes everything really chunky and scary, he never plays any safe cards and that's what I wanted. He brings out the darkness and I've always liked records that are disconcerting." That darkness is only too apparent from the moment you put the CD in the player. There's a real edge to this record. It might only be Allison's third in just over a decade, but it's worth the wait. By returning to her roots, she's succeeded in making a record totally of the moment. A record that feels like home.  In 2003, she did the massive attack tour singing the Sinead O'connor and Liz Frazer vocal songs.




Morning dove White
- 1993-10-19 - One Dove



Fallen
White love
Breakdown
There goes the cure
Sirens
The transient truth
Why don't you take me

 


Afterglow
- 1999-09-14 -

 

Colour Me
Tomorrow Never Comes
Close Your Eyes
Message Personnel
I Wanna Feel The Chill
Morning Sun
Did I Imagine You
Mo' Pop
Alpha Female
In Winter Still


We are science
- 2002-08-22 -



We're only science
Substance
You can be replaced
Performance
Wishing stone
Make it happen
Strung out
I think I love you
Hex
Lover

Exaltation Of Larks
- 2007-09-10 -



Allelujah
Thief Of Me
Sunset
In Deep Water
You Dropped Your Soul
M'Aidez Call
Tall Flowers

Quicksand
Shivering
Latitude And Longitude Of Mystery

 

Room 7 1/2
- 2009-10-13 -



Cry
Paved With a Little Pain
I Wanna Break Your Heart
Buzzing Round The Honey Pots
Room Seven And A Half
Fall To Me
Love's Got Me Crazy
Montague Terrace (In Blue)
Jonny Villain
While She Sleeps
Portrait Of The Sun


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Aftersun
Diving Horses
I Wanna break Your Heart
Kill The Pain
Sweet Surrender


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Morning dove white

Fallen

I don't know why I'm telling you any of this
One thing is, don't ever tell anyone I told you this
Don't save me, just forgive me
Forgive me, 'cause I was only thinking of you
Just you

I'm falling

Well, for a long time, all he wanted was to save me
He was weaving his words around me, just like chains
The closer we were, the lower he whispered
I know it's crazy, but he was singing

They say we're hard to please
They say we have too much
As if all this would do
When all we want to have is fun

I'm falling

The angel from this dream I have
He's here again
He came like sun through the window and he smiled
The higher you fly, the harder you fall

They say we're hard to please
They say we have too much
As if all this would do
When all we want to have is fun
And why this empty space

I'm falling

Did he touch me
Does he surround me like the air in this room
Oh I can walk inches higher than the floor
But if you want to know the truth

I'm falling

I don't know, why I'm telling you any of this
One thing is, don't ever tell anyone I told you this
Don't save me, just forgive me
'Cause I was only thinking of you, just you

They say we're hard to please
They say we have too much
As if all this would do
When all we want to have is fun

I'm falling

Please catch me
Oh just catch me
Just so that I don't fall
Let me charm the birds out of the sky
So that I can look up
and I can see you
Did I see you
Did I touch you
Come close
To me

White Love

(Wanna hold on to this for you)

You laugh, I smile
Mirrors in thought, these fortunes we can share
And where there is dark, there are ghosts
Who give me hope

Wanna keep hold of this for you
Wanna keep hold of this for you

White love, this love
this powerful, this pure
Behind our eyes
And when I trip, when I fall
It's just like velvet

Wanna keep hold of this for you
Wanna keep hold of this for you

Where is the love?

Breakdown

The moon, the moonlight
Casts no shadow for me to hide
The stars, or maybe they're satellites
But neither can grant my wish tonight

And if the moon is an aid to romance everywhere
Why is the night so full of dark despair
And only dark can wax and wane
And the small hours are hard to bear

(Cry)
Breakdown and cry (I Cry for you)
Breakdown and cry (Cry)
Breakdown and cry
Cry (I do)

The clouds, heavy and grey
Make me wonder why I stay
Alone, every night
And every day is just the same

I remember the night you left me
The moon was full, I felt empty
Tides and werewolves may be turned
But you don't know how to cry

(Cry)
Breakdown and cry (I Cry for you)
Breakdown and cry (Cry)
Breakdown and cry
Cry (I do)

There goes the cure

One cut too many
One more life to go
One more bonfire
And ohhhhh
It's gone

It's gone

Losing a shadow
Losing another soul
So many echoes
And ohhhhh
No more

He's gone

Sirens

Oh I, I can see your eyes
And I am there chasing, Flying
Envious angels

You can send me ravens
I have the will of a demon
wish me all the ills you have

I am touched by angels

Plant your secrets in my silence
My sadness caught in your gaze
Sail over me

Hear the call of sirens

The Transient Truth

Listen, can you think about this
If you take my words as promises
Well you can keep them
They're yours to keep

But if you wanna know the truth

My hand on my heart, my head in a fever...

Listen, I have something to concede
Can you hold an evanescent heart
Can you hold this ember
'Cause it glows for you

But if you wanna know the truth

My hand on my heart, my head in a fever...

Listen

But if you wanna know the truth

My hand on my heart, my head in a fever...

Why Don't You Take Me

Oh baby
When I sit and dream
The skies cry with me
Now that I'm alone
Your voice wraps round me

Why don't you take me
Why don't you take me
Why don't you take me
Why don't you take me
Straight to your heart
Yeah I'm asking you please

I need you now
Need you need you now
Need you need you

Oh baby
You had all, and you were robbed
You lost me
And I lost you
Do you know that we lost even

I need you now
Need you need you now
Need you need you

Afterglow

Colour Me

Now I'm sliding
It's intriguing
So young yet
Too old to learn

That summer is the thirst
The river always runs dry first

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

As the tides they
Draw and close
And the seasons
Turn again

Will the moon still
Wax and wane
Will you always
Colour the day

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

Now I'm sliding
It's intriguing
This is heaven now
So young yet
Too old to learn

That summer is the thirst
The river always runs dry first

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

You're in heaven
This is heaven now
You're in heaven

Tomorrow Never Comes

You're sailing away, to another shore
My heartache today, I can't tell you anymore

And I thought I saw your shadow in the street today
But that was yesterday, oh that was yesterday

With a little courage, in time
You might forgive me
With a little loving, in time
You might forgive me

Believe me I know it's been hard for you
There's never an easy way to let it go

And I dreamt that you were telling me you dreamt of me
But now I'm waking up, I think I'm waking up

With a little courage, in time
You might forgive me
With a little loving, in time
You might forgive me

And I thought I saw your jacket in my room today
But that was yesterday, oh was that yesterday?

With a little courage, in time
You might forgive me
With a little loving, in time
You might forgive me

Close Your Eyes

I see stars above me
But the sky is bare
When will I catch the sunrise?
I could wear it anywhere

I'd like to take you with me
To steal the moon
Then we could bring it back
To brighten up my best friend's room

Close your eyes
Let me take you to the sun
Burning slowly
Held together in the sky

I want to find a rainbow
And paint it black
Then fly the satellite
That landed here this afternoon

Close your eyes
Let me take you to the sun
Burning slowly
Held together in the sky

Close your eyes
And let me take you to the sun
Burning slowly
Held together in the sky

There's nothing missing you can place
Nothing broken you can save
Nothing wounded you can heal

Close your eyes
Let me take you to the sun
Burning slowly
Held together in the sky

Close your eyes
Let me take you to the sun
Burning slowly
Held together in the sky

Close your eyes (close your eyes)
Close your eyes (close your eyes)
Close your eyes (close your eyes)

Message Personnel

I'm inside, I'm outside
I'm inside, I'm outside

I'm with you, without you
I'm with you, without you

Don't love me, don't leave me
Don't love me, don't leave me

Don't trust me, believe me
Don't trust me, believe me

I'm inside, I'm outside
I'm inside, I'm outside

I'm with you, without you
I'm with you, without you

Don't love me, don't leave me
Don't love me, don't leave me

Don't trust me, believe me
Don't trust me, believe me

I'm inside, I'm outside
I'm inside, I'm outside

I'm with you, without you
I'm with you, without you

Don't love me, don't leave me
Don't love me, don't leave me

Don't trust me, believe me
Don't trust me, believe me

I'm inside, I'm outside
I'm inside, I'm outside

I'm with you, without you
I'm with you, without you

Don't love me, don't leave me
Don't love me, don't leave me

Don't trust me, believe me
Don't trust me, believe me

I'm inside, I'm outside
I'm inside, I'm outside

I'm with you, without you
I'm with you, without you

Don't love me, don't leave me
Don't love me, don't leave me

Don't trust me, believe me
Don't trust me, believe me

I'm inside, I'm outside
I'm inside, I'm outside

I'm with you, without you
I'm with you, without you

Don't love me, don't leave me
Don't love me, don't leave me

Don't trust me, believe me
Don't trust me, believe me

Embrace me, release me
Embrace me, release me

Deny me, then feed me
Deny me, then feed me

I'll own you, then lose you
I'll own you, then lose you

So distant, so near me
So distant, so near to me

I'm inside, I'm outside
I'm inside, I'm outside

I'm with you, without you
I'm with you, without you

Don't love me, don't leave me
Don't love me, don't leave me

Don't trust me, believe me
Don't trust me, believe me

I Wanna Feel the Chill

I
I wanna hear the sound
I only dream of

And I
I wanna feel the chill
Of summer love

Oh make it true
Oh making you

Oh make it true
Oh making you

I
I wanna hear you your voice
Through the darkness

But how
Yeah how can I be sure
When you constantly change

Oh make it true
Oh making you

Oh make it true
Oh making you

Morning Sun

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

There's an answer
'Till the daylight comes

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

There's an answer
'Till the daylight comes

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

There's an answer
'Till the daylight comes

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

Maybe you'll die
In her arms

Maybe you'll die
In her arms

Maybe you'll die
In her arms

Maybe you'll die
In her arms

In her arms
In her arms
In her arms
In her arms

There's an answer
'Till the daylight comes

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

There's an answer
'Till the daylight comes

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

There's an answer
'Till the daylight comes

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

There's an answer
'Till the daylight comes

Try to catch her
Falling from the sun

Did I Imagine You

When I close my eyes
I can see you
Reach out to me
In my deepest dream
I can hear you
Call out to me

Where in the world are you tonight

Did I imagine you
Did I imagine you
Are you somebody real
That I can touch and feel

Here in my dreams
I'm waiting for you
Just take my hand
I'll carry you through

Now and then it seems
I can hear you
Climb the stairs
And opening the door
I realize you're not there

Where in the world are you tonight

Did I imagine you
Did I imagine you
Are you somebody real
That I can touch and feel

Here in my dreams
I'm waiting for you
Just take my hand
I'll carry you through

Here in my dreams
I'm waiting for you
Just take my hand
I'll carry you through

Mo' Pop

You travel through my blood
Coursing through my veins
And today
The memory
Like a shadow
I can't shake

La première rencontre est arrivée
Pense à moi
Le silence de la mer

I confess you've got a hold on me
But I never fall this easily

Your history seems to
Shroud you like a plague
And you wonder why
This thought keeps you awake

I never asked you
To step inside my skin
I let you stay here
Haunting me within

La première rencontre est arrivée
Quelque fois tu me causes
Pense à moi
Toujours
Pense à moi
Le silence de la mer

I confess you've got a hold on me
But I never fall this easily

I confess you've got a hold on me
But I never fall this easily


Alpha Female

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

She didn't want to conquer you
Another misconception
It tasted strange
She can't explain
But it's all forgotten now

Her fingerprints
Are on your hands
That's all she's left for you
You just untangled all her words
They're inexpensive now

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

You walked the world
It's almost over now
Your satellite escape each day

You've got an alpha female muse
A little introspection
She isn't there to be misused
The shallowest reflection

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

She's lost
Words mean nothing
She's lost

In Winter still

When all is said and done
So weak and overcome
So tired of running still
The winter

I look into your eyes
An orchid without sun
Some things you can't disguise
So many people so lonely inside

Waiting
And if all this brings you down
I will be coming round

When useless dreaming comes to an end
Who will carry all your fears?

When all the tears from fury have passed
Maybe love has just begun

Like a faded photograph
A child caught in a storm
Though we will never see
The winter

There's lipstick on the glass
The questions left unasked
Two fools who've left the game
Finding themselves without solace again

Waiting
And if all this brings you down
I will be coming round

When useless dreaming comes to an end
Who will carry all your fears?

When all the tears from fury have passed
Maybe love has just begun

Maybe love has just begun

We are science

*** Thanx a lot to Simon from the OFFICIAL Dot Allison Homepage ***

We're only science

We're only science ...

Look into my eyes for the last time
Can you read my lips
You're over time

Look into my eyes for the last time
Can you read my lips
You're over time

Substance

Don't rescue me
When I play with with fire
Don't need to know
Is this desire
We hold back words
Our eyes are giving away
Deny the past
We've come to radiate
In need of some substance
In need of some substance
A little's less than nothing
In need of some substance
The sun might set
Tonight could be the night
And if thats the case
You'll get on all right
But there's no point
In spoiling for a fight
Because we're blinded by
The darkest ray of light

You can be replaced

We took all the laws
And threw them away
We're the only ones
Who saw the call “may-day”
Held by the throat
With the backs against the wall
The bottom looks like up
When you have got the ball
We are your rivals
We're the survivors
I'm not phased
You can be replaced
You've got the power
To give your cluelessness a voice
Saying loads of nothing
With a lot of noise
Walk down the street
Resentment in your arms
There's somthing free in us
That you despise
We are your rivals
We're the survivors
I'm not phased
You can be replaced
We are your rivals
We're the survivors
I'm not phased
You can be replaced

Performance

Clouded stars that the future will send
And the broken nights that only time will mend
Eternity cannot fade the truth
That nothing is what the hunger is feasting on

Wishing stone

You tore my skin
But I didn't bleed
Tried to steal my thoughts
From in my sleep
It's through, not blue
It's through, not blue
You tore me down
But I'm standing tall,
From over here
You look completely small
It's through not blue
It's through not blue
But now you're bleeding faster,
Bleeding faster.....

Make it happen

How does it feel to know that this is real
How does it feel to know that this is real
How does it feel to know that this is real
How does it feel to know that this is real
How does it feel
How does it feel
We could make these things happen
We could make these things happen

Strung out

Tonight, going to hunt you down
Pulling me through that open door
Inhibitions dissipate
Now the line's disintegrating
I'm too close to the wire
All strung out on desire
But I'm still there
By your side
On your mind
And in your eyes
The sky's might burn out for you
That's something we'll make true
Regrets beckon like they did before
Pulling me through that open door
Inhibitions dissipate
Now my mind's disintegrating
Tonight something's got to give
Pulling me through that open door
Each breath you must hold sure
And don't abdicate on the good times
Somethings got to give.....

I think I love you

I think I love you

Hex

I've watched an ocean
Drying under my feet
And I've scaled the cliff face
Free from gravity
Since we met we've been basking in the summer sun
I think about it every time I turn the radio on
Bah bah bah bah...
People are strange all around me
But you're not strange
But you're not strange
Since we've met we've been basking in the summer sun
I think about it every time I turn the radio on
Bah bah bah bah...
People are strange all around me
But you're not strange
But you're not strange
People are strange all around me
But you're not strange
But you're not strange

Lover

How can we teach what we do not know
How can we shine when we do not glow
We're losing more than we ever found
We're trying to cros uncovered ground
Now I've seen the other side
I've seen things I just can't hide
How can this die when it's never grown
How can we feel what we've never shown
We're losing more than we ever found
We're trying to cross uncovered ground

Exaltation Of Larks

Thief of me

What kind of stillness is love
To cause these white horses on my sea
What kind of beauty is this
To cut me down so enviously

Love thief of me
The siren's voice upon the breeze
Love remorseless thief of me
The siren's voice upon the breeze

What kind of reverence for art
Tossed like an old coin into the sand
What kind of warmth in romance
Falls like deepest snow upon my dreams

Love thief of me
The siren's voice upon the breeze
Love remorseless thief of me
The siren's voice upon the breeze

Love thief of me
The siren's voice upon the breeze
Love remorseless thief of me
The siren's voice upon the breeze
The siren's voice upon the breeze

Sunset

Among the birth and bud
Of each new smile
That said without a word
'I have lost once or twice'

Knowledge of decline
But only
In the sense of sunsets
Dipping full blush
Like girlish eyes
Again to rise
Again to rise

Sunsets fail and roses grow
Somewhere a legend I'll not know

Step by palsied step
The days deliver us new bread
Kneaded by worthy hands
Aged by a billion life-times
To age a billion more

The sunsets fail and roses grow
Somewhere a legend I'll not know

There was something
Among the birth and bud
Of each new smile
That said without a word
'I have lost once or twice'

In deep water

In deep water
We lie
So still
Your face
Of grace
Appears
To tell me hush
And soothe away
My fears

Our souls entwine
Like tangled vines
Float free
This troubled world
We leave behind
To see
This gift of love
Bestowed on you
And me

Your pain will go
Amidst the glow
Of love
So close to you
Our bodies
Hand in glove
This time we've loved
Will never be
Enough
In deep water
We test
Depths of love

You dropped your soul

This surrender gave me damage
You're the needle i have done
I won't play dice with a cheat
Although it's hunger brought me here

No-one said that life would be easy
That fate would leave us to walk on water
Don't you realise that it's what you make it
And you're choosing to drown

You've dropped your soul from your pocket
Somewhere on the way
And the saddest thing of all is
You don't know that it's gone

The voice in my eyes is fading fast
With only these broken flowers
Hanging on the bough

No-one said that life would be easy
That fate would leave us to walk on water
Don't you realise that it's what you make it
And you're choosing to drown

You've dropped your soul from your pocket
Somewhere on the way
And the saddest thing of all is
You don't know that it's gone

Now you're falling out of the sky
Trying to tear me down with you
Pulling the fine points of my star
But it's as though they are made of butter
'Cause you just slid to leave me standing tall

You've dropped your soul from your pocket
Somewhere on the way
And the saddest thing of all is
You don't know that it's gone

M'aidez call

The love song
Unmistakable you
This love song
Unforgettable you

A song
With its own memory
Of you, of only you
Binding two to one
An invisible thread
That loops around the moon
And back to earth

You answered my m'aidez call
You caught me right before the fall
When I had less than nothing
You gave me all
You're my lover
Answering my m'aidez call

The love song
Language of devotion
A song
Telling tales upon the heart
Tales of two apart
This melody
Like a band aid
Since we lay together
We're harmony entwined
Since we lay together
We're harmony entwined

Because you answered my m'aidez call
Because you caught me
Right before my fall
When i had less than nothing
You gave me all
You're my lover
Answering my m'aidez call
My m'aidez call

A love song is a m'aidez call
Mainlined from my soul
Mainlined from my soul
A love song is a m'aidez call
Mainlined from our soul

Quicksand

You are what you love
Not what loves you
The world was made for lovers
That's why we found each other
Life is full of things too easy to fall for
Just a little fantastic and out of reach

There's a teardrop in my sunlight
And a poem written for you on my tongue
Yeah this cracked window's lying open
And our polaroids are fading in the sun

Look at us now
Come look at us now
God knows how
God knows how
Walking on quicksand

So now you're just another
Another love song
But no, god made nothing
Nothing else like you
So come point your bow and arrow
Aim it straight at my heart
For now we're alone
Though in somebody's arms

Yeah there's a teardrop in my sunshine
Yeah this cracked window's lying open
And our polaroids are fading in the sun
Now your tough is just a memory
We're fighting with an army made of one

Look at us now
Look at us now
Walking on quicksand
God knows how
God knows how
Walking on quicksand
Yeah walking on quicksand
God knows how
Quicksand
Quicksand

Shivering

You'll only burn me once
But you're not the only sun

And I could lie awake, searching in my soul
In what you said, looking for my role.

But you always tried to be my thorn
You always gave me all your scorn
And the more I sympathized
The less compassion in your eyes

And I could lie awake, and search my soul
In what you said, looking for my role

But you're shivering
Yeah you're the one
That's shivering inside, tonight

You searched and stole yourself a wage
Then you built your gilded cage.
But you lost all of your wealth
When you made a weapon of success
Now I have seen the palace that you built
Has come down crashing splinters to the floor
And only now that you have lost your mind
You have come back knocking at my door

And you're shivering
Yeah you're the one
That's shivering inside, tonight

Ghost town, it's a ghost town, falling down
Ghost town, that we're walking round
Ghost town, it's a ghost town, crumbling
Ghost town, and it's fallen down

Longitude and latitude of mystery

This captivity
Is a stimulant
Flowing through me
Moments we now share
They unfurnish rooms

Wherever I walk you
You are the latitude
And the longitude
Of mystery
Co-ordinates
Of eternity

Before I met you,
I was a dark house
The shade of a grave
Now to duplicate these extremities
I just call out your name

And you
You are the latitude
And the longitude
Of mystery
Co-ordinates
Of eternity

Real
Like any death
Or a diamonds
Hoisting god
You call out my name
With your glances
So I do the same

‘Cause you
You are the latitude
And this longitude
Of mystery
Co-ordinates
Of eternity

Room 7 1/2

Cry

You are frozen
You are fire
An endless ocean
Of dangerous desire

We could melt
An avalanche inside
We could glow tonight
Like a fallen star

So you cry
I know the reason why
Yeah you cry
This is the last goodbye

Like the dark night
Draws you near
Like the sunlight
Dries my tear

And I am fallen
Fallen like the rain
That floods a desert
In your heart again

So you cry
'Cause I know the reason why
Yeah you cry
This is the last goodbye

You are frozen
Then you are fire
An endless ocean
Of dangerous desire

We could melt
An avalanche inside
And we could glow tonight
Like a fallen star

So you cry
'Cause I know the reason why
Yeah you cry
'Cause this is the last goodbye
Yeah you cry
This is the last goodbye
So you cry
This is the last goodbye

Paved With a Little Pain

If I was a preacher
I would kneel and say a prayer
And if I was a gambler
I would save myself for you

If I was a hunter
I would stay at home with you
And if I was a soldier
Do you know I would give you all my guns

I've got to go because I love you
The road we took was just in vain
But can't you feel it getting colder
Our love came with a little pain

But if I ever hunger
I'd write you poems for my food
But if I was a teacher
Do you know I'd say we wrote the book

I've got to go because I love you
The road we took was just in vain
Where every path I take leads to you
And it comes paved with a little pain
My love I'd take that same road again
Although it's paved with a little pain

I Wanna Break Your Heart

( With Peter Doherty )

The pain I brought to you
It was so easy to do
And traceless like sand
I slid through your hands

I know that you have suffered
Cried tears in my name
Now you'll never recover
From my delight in your shame

I wanna be your man
I wanna break your heart
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be adored
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be your dog
I wanna break your
I wanna break your heart

And all that I sold you
Some sin-sealed dealt lies
You always believed me
You bought it each time
Sweet pretence of love
Is my bleak empty gain
I pawned it for tuppence
Again and again and again and again

I wanna be your man
I wanna break your heart
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be adored
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be your dog
I wanna break your heart

I wanna be your man
I wanna break your heart
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be adored
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be your dog
I wanna break your
I wanna break your
I wanna break your heart

I can't stand to be near you
That's one thing you may trust
And I've destroyed those dear to you
With my treacherous lust

I wanna be your man
I wanna break your heart
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be adored
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be your dog
I wanna break your heart

I wanna be your man
I wanna break your heart
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be adored
I wanna break your heart
I wanna be your dog
I wanna break your
I wanna break your heart

Buzzing Round The Honey Pots

Little birdy been telling me stories
Whispering and whistling through the trees
Seems when you ain't been with me you been pretty busy
Buzzing round the honey pots like a busy little worker bee

No it's true I could never leave you
Your love it slayed me brought me to my knees
But you been pollinating other flowers
Pretty little orchids right beneath my feet

I heard your ride wedding bells
From the bottom of the well
I had no funeral I attended
For no my murderous lover
You covered it up oh so well

One witching hour I rise up
From my oh so broken sleep
No I can't settle for that one amend
My love that promise you made was meant to keep

I'll be yours for eternity
I think those were the words you said to me
So I've come now for your soul you see
And hell is the only land where you may live without me

Follow me down
Follow me down now
Trodden me down
But now come follow me drown

Room 7 1/2

Pass me the whisky I need to still me
Pass me the glass I need to steal me away
No no don't do anything to distill me
Tell me that you love me
I'll be forgetting I'm just a lowly whore
Feed my foolish dream I could be a wife
That I could tempt you away from your other life

Oh Lord how long must I bide
I need someone to steal me away
Something to still me today

Oh Lord, how long till I die
Deliver me numb to my pain
For peace never stumbled this way

Tell me how it feels
To have a back strong like a wall
Not a burning out car
You got splendor and taste at the tips of your fingers
But where I'm sleeping rough is where I'm seeking true love

Oh Lord how long must I bide
Gimme someone to steal me away
Someone to topple my pain

Oh Lord won't I be bride
Someone to topple my shame
He could come eclipse my name

I write on the back of a cigarette pack
That we're all aged like stars
I'm made up of some else's joy and someone's scars
That velvet-fingered dope that I smoke
Dupes me for a second that I am free
Like some great unbothered oak tree

Oh Lord how long 'til I'm mine
I need someone to steal me away
Deliver me numb to this pain

Oh Lord how long till I die
Someone to steal me away
Someone to steal me away

Peace may just tumble this way

Fall To Me

Words fall from my lips like letters
Doves once caged now fly unfettered
Thought our hearts would remain unscathed
We're still here but something's changed

Fall to me
Fall to me again

Like a ring thrown to the ocean
Merge our hearts upon the canvas
Lost at sea yet bound to me
Time will still the wave on the surface

Come to me
Come to me again

Like falling petals in autumn colors
Whispers born from fading embers
Though I cannot feel the breeze
Snow of years will guide my fears

Fall to me
Fall to me again
Fall to me conscious
Fall to me still
Fall to me broken
Fall to me

Fall to me conscious
Fall to me still
Fall to me broken
Fall to me...

Love's Got Me Crazy

(ft. Paul Weller)

Love's got me crazy
Haunted and aching

You can find it a shock
To know that you've arrived
Such a precious event
You know how hard to acquire it

Love's got me crazy

Black clouds I can't see them
Darkness has no home tonight
All that is said that is not a given
We're going to try, we're going to try

Love's got me crazy
Haunted and aching

Steady as rocks
Two halves of one we cling
So ready or not
Who knows what life will bring

Love's got you crazy
True love can take it

Montague Terrace (In Blue)

( Words and Music - Scott Walker )

The little clock's stopped ticking now
We're swallowed in the stomached rue
The only sound to tear the night
Comes from the man upstairs

His bloated belching figure stomps
He may crash through the ceiling soon
The window sees trees cry from cold
And claw the moon

But we know don't we
And we'll dream won't we
Of Montague Terrace in blue

The girl across the hall makes love
Her thoughts lay cold like shattered stone
Her thighs are full of tales to tell
Of all the nights she's known

Your eyes ignite like cold blue fire
The scent of secrets everywhere
A fist filled with illusions
Clutches all our cares

But we know don't we
And we'll dream won't we
Of Montague Terrace in blue

But we know don't we
And we know
Yes we know, don't we
We know

Jonny Villain

Thy found Jonny Villain with his neck broke it two
Lying on the street where he got somebody's boot
All because he lied about how he divi'd up the loot
Poor little Jonny Villain

Little Jonny said he never had a chance
That he was robbed purely by circumstance
It was by his birth his sweet mama died
Poor little Jonny Villain

No Jonny said he wasn't a bad man
That he'd been unlucky and that just that
But his ladies they know just what he's at
Wrong-headed, heartless, dangerous, a bad cat

His father was estranged his disappearance feigned
Jonny had to fend for his own longevity
So he robbed those old women just to pay his way
Poor little Jonny Villain

His young lady she went over his balcony
Yeah I heard that Villain was in custody
But he got let off ‘cause they just couldn't pin the blame
Luck of the devil Villain

No Jonny said he wasn't a bad man
That he'd been unfortunate and that just that
But his ladies they know just what he's at
Wrong-headed, heartless, dangerous, a bad cat

That little girl he took a needle to
Little tinker-bell he nearly killed her too
Virgin beauty queen not a day past seventeen
For heaven's sake Jonny Villain

No Jonny he never worked for a nickel or a dime
Run on his own will his rank device
But now he's fallen foul of men that eat young men alive
Poor poor poor villain

Jonny he's still knocking at Heaven's gates
Pleading that he's more than just a sum of his own traits
Begging to re-live his life a different way
Not to be a heartless, dangerous bad cat

They found Villain with his neck broke in two
Lying on the street 'cause he got somebody's boot
Silly little Jonny died for a pocketful of loot
Poor little Jonny Villain
Poor little Jonny Villain
Poor Jonny Villain
Poor Villain

While She Sleeps

The twilight of our love
Tiptoes into our room
It twists and weaves around us
Like vines around the moon

She is lying flesh to flesh
He reaches for her through the dark
And just like sleep's willing prisoner
Swindled by a dream

And these words he'll always keep
Secret thoughts all while she sleeps

You could wash away these tears
That christen all the years
But I've got a bullet hole the shape of you
Running through my heart

And these words he'll always keep
Secret thoughts all while she sleeps

And these words he'll always keep
Secret thoughts all while she sleeps

Portrait Of The Sun

I was in doubt then I fell in love
But we don't say fall in England
We say Autumnal
One thing is true
We all say love when it's not love we mean at all
This time I'm gone I'm out of here so I can live a while

Though it's hard to say
It makes sense today
When in every way
We are close yet so estranged

Like a portrait of the sun
Gazing down upon our flower
If it's left to us
The rain becomes the only hour

The answer is in a song
That's where this love belongs
It's always been this way
Forever and a day
Forever and a day

We love and fall
This has fallen without a home
A beggar once a king
Somehow strong as bone

The odd folly we'll forgive
But these lies they sneak and trawl
Eat away at the core of it all
Left to us we'll surely fall

I know it's hard to say
But it makes sense today
I love you anyway
Though we are close yet so estranged

Like a portrait of the sun
Gazing down upon our flower
If it's left to us
The rain becomes the only hour

The answer's in this song
That's where our love belongs
It's always been this way
Forever and a day
Forever and a day
Forever and a day

Non Albums Tracks

Aftersun

(Massive Attack featuring Dot Allison / unreleased song)

When I was chasing the fear away
I forgot to breathe again
In this moment we shine
Burn to ember every time

When I was trying to shelter
I forgot to rescue you
In these moments we drown
Take this rose with thorns to crown

Every time I fall I am ascending
Every time you call me near
Only when we slip the need is ending
Mirror I am letting go
When you were trying to save me
You forgot to let me go
In this freedom we found
Raining stars down to the ground

And with the truth in your hands
You concealed it with your lies
In this moment we drowned
Lost more than we ever found

Every time I fall I am ascending
Every time you call me near
Only when we slip the need is ending
Mirror I am letting go

I burnt the orchid down
I burnt the orchid down
Hold me now
I burnt the orchid down
I burnt the orchid down

*** Thanx a lot to Zee from the forum for this one ***

Diving Horses

(Death In Vegas featuring Dot Allison / Scorpio Rising LP)

There's not a night that passes by
When you're not on my mind
Take you over
Like a river running through

Running through you
Running through you
Running through you

Take you over
Let it take you over
Let it take you over
Let it take you over
Let it take you over
Let it take you over

We may not be where we want to be (on my mind)
We may not be where we want to be (on my mind)
We may not be where we want to be

Ooh...

It's one hundred miles away
the autumn time
It's one hundred miles away
The autumn time
Is one hundred miles away
The autumn leaves
Are one hundred miles away
In the summertime
The summertime
The summertime
The summertime

*** Thanx a lot to Zee from the forum for this one ***

I Wanna break Your Heart

(Pete Doherty featuring Dot Allison)

The pain I brought to you
Was so easy to do
And traceless like sand
I slid through your hands
I know you have suffered
Cried tears in my name
You'll never recover from
My delight in your shame

I wanna hold your hand / I wanna break your heart
I wanna be your dog / I wanna break your heart
I wanna be adored / I wanna break your heart
I wanna break your heart

And all that I sold you
The sin-sealed dealt lies
You always believed me
You bought it each time

I wanna hold your hand / I wanna break your heart
I wanna be your dog / I wanna break your heart
I wanna be adored / I wanna break your heart
I wanna break your heart

Sweet pretence of love
Is my bleak, empty gain
And I pawned it for tuppence
Again and again... Oh, what a shame

I can't stand to be near you
And that's one thing you may trust
I've destroyed those dear to you
With my treacherous lust

Don't wanna hold your hand / I wanna break your heart
Don't wanna be your dog / I wanna break your heart
Don't wanna be adored / I wanna break your heart
I wanna break your heart

*** Thanx a lot to Zee from the forum for this one ***

Kill The Pain

(Slam featuring Dot Allison / Year Zero LP)

We all need medication
We need to feel lost to know salvation
I've been the current that wants to drown
And I have felt the sky come crashing down

So come, come and kill the pain
Come and still the rain
Swimming through my veins
Yeah, come, come and kill the pain
Come and still the rain
Swimming through my veins

You could be the warmth flowing down my spine
Running off the tracks in my mind
Yeah, I could be the sun burning in your eyes
'Cos I have seen the darkness in
The light

So come, come and kill the pain
Come and still the rain
Swimming through my veins
Yeah, come, come and kill the pain
Come and still the rain
Swimming through my veins

Yeah, you're the drug I depend on
Only you make up the air that I could never breathe
This could be the truth burning in your eyes.
It would radiate in the sky

So come, come and kill the pain
Come and still the rain
Swimming through my veins
Yeah, come, come and kill the pain
Come and still the rain
Swimming through my veins

*** Thanx a lot to Zee from the forum for this one ***

Sweet Surrender

( Tim Buckley Cover - Sing a song for you Tribute Album )

Now you wanna know the reason
Why I cheated on you
Well I had to be a hunter again
This little man had to try
To make love feel new again
'Cause there's just a few things
I'm not old enough to do for you
Yeah a few things
You just never care to show me
Na na na na na...

Oh sweet surrender
In so sweet surrender
Oh sweet surrender
Give me sweet surrender

But now you're gonna go out and get yourself
A reputation
But I'm gonna have to show you where to start
And then you're gonna bring back your little reputation
And prove to me what I could never prove to you

Sweet surrender
Surrender to love
Sweet surrender
Surrender to love...

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