B i o g r a p h y
 (By Official Label)

Elysian Fields came out of New York's legendary Knitting Factory, a hotbed of musical exploration and genre mixing and a hub of the vibrant 1990s downtown scene. Drawn together by a mutual love of The Beatles, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Captain Beefheart, Ravi Shankar, Frédéric Chopin and Olivier Messiaen, founders Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow had traveled parallel paths in Washington, D.C. and New York until a scholarship to New York University's drama department drew Jennifer to New York. Both had been to see the Bad Brains and Lounge Lizards (for whom Oren would play bass in the early '90s), both worshiped Woody Allen and Fellini, both went to alternative high schools and both had become independent at an early age. Echoes of all of these artists can be heard on Elysian Fields records, starting in 1996 with the Radioactive/Universal releases Elysian Fields and Bleed Your Cedar, and continuing through their Jetset, Play it Again Sam, Naive, Diluvian and Vicious Circle releases. Other influences crept in over the albums, however, as Oren's writing palette expanded to include piano and as both of their folk/world music collections grew. But their sound, as Nick Kent wrote, is “still unique — as sensual as a sleepwalker's wet dream,” and influences are synthesized smoothly into their private language. For almost two decades they have been quietly putting out spellbinding records. Their newest collection, and ninth release For House Cats And Sea Fans is a lush musical journey, spanning emotion and genre, at times paying tribute to the no wave they both cut their teeth on. John Lurie made the cover painting. We asked the enigmatic duo to speak about their latest collection.




Bleed Your Cedar
- 1996-10-08 -



Lady In The Lake
Jack In The Box
Off Or Out
Fountains On Fire
Star
Anything You Like
Sugarplum Arches
Parachute
Gracie Lyons
Rolling
Mermaid

 


Queen of the Meadow
- 2000-11-14 -

Black Acres
Bayonne
Bend your mind
Tides of the moon
Hearts are open graves
Rope of weeds
Dream within a dream
Barely recognize you
Fright night
Queen of the meadow
Cities will fall


La Mar Enfortuna
- 2001 - La Mar Enfortuna -

Lamma Badah
La Rosa
Ayyu-Ha S-Saqi
Quinze Anos
El Ladron (Instrumental)
Salome
Los Marineros (Instrumental)
A la Uno Yo Naci
Porke Yorach
Yo M'Enamori d'Un Aire


Dreams That Breathe Your Name
- 2003-06-02 -

Stop the Sun
Baby Get Lost
Timing Is Everything
Drunk On Dark Sublime
Live For The Touch
Passing On The Stairs
Shooting Stars
Shrinking Heads In The Sunset
Scratch
Never Mind That Now
Narcosmicoma

Dog Of Tears (Instrumental)


Bum Raps & Love Taps
- 2005 -

Lions in the store
Set the grass on fire
Sharpening skills
Duel with cudgels
Lame lady of the highways
When
Out to sea
Bum raps and love taps
We are in love


Convivencia
- 2007 - La Mar Enfortuna -

La Puerta Del Rio
Aman Minush
Ya Kalbi Khalli Al Hal
Pali Mou Kanis To Vari

El Eliyahu
Gacela Del Amor Que No Se Deja Ver
Dhen Me Toumbaris

Convivencia (Instrumental)
Persona Soy Yo, El Buen Sidi
25 Rats And A Dove (Instrumental)


The Afterlife
- 2009-02-16 -



How we die
Where can we go but nowhere
Drown those days
Turns me on
Only for tonight
Someone
Climbing my dark hair
The moment
Night melody of the pull
Ashes in winter light

Last Night On Earth
- 2011-05-09 -



Sleepover
Red Riding Hood
Can't Tell My Friends
Sweet Condenser
Chance
Johnny
Church Of The Holy Family
Villain On The Run
Chandeliers
Old Old Wood
Last Night On Earth


For House Cats And Sea Fans
- 2014-02-24 -

Come Down From The Ceiling
Alms For Your Love
Next Year In Jerusalem
She Gets Down
Channeling
Madeleine
Escape From New York
This Project
Frank, You Ruined Me
Hit By A Wandering Moon
Love Me Darling


Ghosts of No
- 2016-04-29 -

 

Bird In Your House
Rosy Path
The Animals Know
Cost Of Your Soul
Crossrail Drive
Higher Power
Misunderstood
The Magician
Mess Of Mistakes
Elysian Fields
Shadow Of The Living Light


NON ALBUMS TRACKS
- Misc -

All Apologies
Bad bad world
Bang bang
Bonnie and Clyde
Crude sunlight
Dancing In The Dark
Diamonds All Day
Flatline
Get Rich
Happiness is a warm gun

Heaven Hop
I cover the waterfont
I'll Wind
I Will
Les Amours Perdues
Lie Low
Life's a gas
Lifeboat
Mr Cardiac
Monsieur craindrait les demoiselles
Move me
Oyster
People Are Strange
Planet Queen
Tangled Up in Blue
The Circus
This is Hardcore
To One In Paradise
Witness

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Bleed Your Cedar

*** Thanx a lot to Jennifer Charles ***

Lady in the lake

Used to go skinny dipping
Trapping love in a lake
Wading slowly 
Gripping sun with a rake
Now the pool in your heart is frozen
And i never did learn how to skate
But it doesn't matter anyway
I'm on the wrong side of the water
Oh wont you listen to the lady in the lake
We drifted swiftly
Paper sails in the breakers
We buried treasure
There was nothing to take
And the pool in your mouth is frozen
And I never did learn how to skate
But it doesn't matter anyway
I'm on the wrong side of the water
Oh wont you listen to the lady in the lake
No it doesn't matter anyway
I'm on the wrong side of the water
She's frozen love, as you left her
Out of whos womb came the ice
And the hoary frost of heaven
Who hath gendered it
The waters are hid as with a stone
And the face of the deep is frozen
No it doesn't matter anyway
I'm on the wrong side of the water
Oh wont you listen to the lady in the lake 
No it doesn't matter anyway
I'm on the wrong side of the water
She's frozen love as you left her
Fish out the lady in the lake

Jack in the box

It's been seven years now, living in this box
Closed in on all sides, no light, just dark
He kept me under the bed, I'd pray for it to stop
He'd lock me safely away, and lie on top
Pop the latches open the hatches
Out comes Jack in the box
Doing tricks and taking licks
Out comes Jack in the box
I was an uncut marionette hanging by steel cable threads
I was a shadow dancer a thousand shades of red
There's too much light it's far too bright
I things much too clearly
There's too much light, it far too bright
Weary, oh so weary
If this is all of life outside
Please put me where I am happy
Where I won't know what to think of this
Black in black, almost sleeping
Pop the latches open the hatches, out comes jack in the box
Doing tricks and taking licks, out comes jack in the box
Please lock me up
Shut me up
Shut up your jack in the box

Off or out

Can't get you off or out of my
Can't get you off or out of my
Can't get you off or out of my head
Head for the sun in your belly
You need a soul to find you out
Make you windy windy
We were so windy winding flying
Backwards rolling sliding
Red light crazy shining
Haze garden pure strain highway
Can't get you off or out of my
Can't get you off or out of my 
Can't get you off or out of my head
Red silver suns in your belly
You need a dream to drown you out
Make you windy windy we were so windy
Winding dying inside sucking outside
Spouting heavy moonlight
Dazed shotgun your stain my way
Can't get you off or out of my
Can't get you off or out of my 
Can't get you off or out of my head

Fountains on fire

Last night in a dream
I travelled for years and years
Galaxies, centuries
No one was there, it was bare and arid
Red earth, eternal dusk
Had to keep moving, walked for miles
Fusing force, broke the dials
And there in the distance
Heard them ringing, felt it stinging my insides
Saw them trembling white
Saw the trembling
Trembling white
Fountains on fire
Fountains on fire
Fountains on fire
I've arrived
Swallowed the spray, erased my face, kissed the curve
Met the end, drenched dream
Torched the final curtain
Changed my destiny in the shivering light
Bathing in the shivering white
Bathing in the shimmering white
Fountains on Fire
Fountains on Fire
Fountains on Fire
I've arrived
When you see me, burn me down

Star

Round, round, and around
Surrounding my planet
Arousing my planet

Round, round, and around
Surrounding my planet
Arousing my planet

My heart beats madly like a drum
Beaten chamber, almost numb
It's beating faster and faster
Slow down dear, slow down

Round, round, and around
Flying me forward
Thrusting me far
Round, round, and around
You caught me a star

You can make me if you try
Gently like a lullaby
You dig me deeper and deeper
Go down dear, go down

You are the ink, drawing me
You are the mouth, gnawing me
Yours in the voice, calling me
Star, star

You can make me if you try
Gently like a lullaby
Hold me tight inside your arms
Make me feel just like a star
Like a star

You can find me if you try
Slip into the needles eye
Fold me, hold me like a charm
Make me feel just like a star
Like a star, like a star
Like a star, like a star

Anything you like

You can lift that tremble right between my eyes
You can study deep tongues 'til you're blind and wise
You can slide into the Earth
And you can witness your own birth
You can brush the shadow's kiss
And you can scratch your wildest itch

Alive alive, I will awaken you
Alive alive, you will awaken
You can do anything
You can do anything you like

You can plant the dagger of destiny
You can taste the spine that's you and me
You can sing the bitter temple's song
You can be the sand or bang the gong
You can trace patterns in the sky
And you ride the angels when they fly

I will awaken you
Alive alive you will awaken
You can do anything
You can do anything you like
Anything you like
Anything you like

Alive alive, I will awaken you
Alive alive, you will awaken
You can do anything, you can do anything
You can do anything, you can do anything

Sugar plum arches

Engrave me with that base 
And shudder
You can't save me
Raving rampant stroking
Mad vein voltage burn
Electric shock love
Gotta lock my eyes
Make it hum make it hum
Over the river and thru the woods
Shoot your honey dove
Shoot your honey dove
Raking the air with those sugar plum arches
Queen Bone above
Queen Bone above
Cheeky
Baring down to gnaw at the fruit of your tree
To the ends of your root
Flank embankment 
Sell my sullied rich and rising
Spanking dank sharp pain
Snaky bleeding heart brain
Over the river and through the woods
Shoot your honey dove
Shoot your honey dove
Raking the air with those sugar plum arches
Queen Bone above
Queen Bone above 
Lemme be your salt lick
Salt lick salt lick
Lemme be your salt sap
Wet lap dream
Mad vein voltage churn
Rubbing gutter butter
Gotta sigh hip rise
Make it hum
Make it hum
Make it hum 
Make it hum
Make it hum

Parachute

Something's calling my sunshine to the store
He thinks he'll get what he needs there
Sirens hide under each crack and wicked scar
They even made him a superstar
Someday you will wear a noble crown
And only you'll need to feel it
We're not letting this humble ship go down
We just need to steer it
And i burn it
Keep repeating it
My prayer
Don't give in out there
Holding fast to my John the Conqueror root
Lucky Hand don't desert me now
If you ever need a parachute
You can fall free with me baby
And I burn it, keep repeating it
My prayer
Don't give in out there
And I burn it 
I keep repeating it
My prayer
Don't give in
And I burn it
I keep repeating it
My prayer
Don't give in
And I burn it
Keep repeating it
My prayer
Don't give in

Gracie Lyons

Gracie Lyons
Gracie Lyons
Well you can cross now
You can cross now
You bled so long
You bled so long
But you can cross now
You can cross now
You tricked and traded
You tricked and traded
But you're the boss here
You're the boss here
You casted wrong
You casted wrong
You had the wrong fly
You had the wrong fly

Rolling

I wanna steam you open
Wanna swim your ocean
We would fly
I wanna suck your motions
Exorcise devotions
Never die
And growing you inside the star's eye
You fascinate the loops with open belt
If dreams were we 
I'd be the sea
And you're some crazy fisherman
Your line's on fire
You're caught in my tide
Your sky's exspiring
You're rolling again
I wanna let you see it
Wanna truly free it
You and I
I wanna bleed your cedar
Until it gives me fever and I'm high
And knowing you, you'll ride the far side
You liberate the moon from it's hung shelf
If dreams were we, I'd take the lead
You're down on your knees
The wave is rising
A blink is all you need
Now you're inside me 
Rolling again

Mermaid

Remember how you found me
Under a low bent half moon
I must have been singing for you
I'd never left the water
Though I once knew some flying fish
Thought I'd forget how to swim
I am your mermaid 
I give to you freely
But soon as you see me I'm gone, gone
I am your mermaid
Tangled but blissful
Knock me a kissful of nectar, honey
The water is hot
And you hold my head
As sores of the day slip through the shore's threads
I'd never felt such rapture
A glimpse at the lighthouse
Undo myself from your hanging mouth
I am your mermaid
Tangled but blissful
Knock me a kissful of nectar, honey
I am your mermaid
I opened your mortal need
You planted your opal seed of love, love
I am your mermaid
I am your mermaid
I am your mermaid

Queen of the meadow

Black Acres

Whirlwind
Take me there
Where I will be
His lady fair
Sheets of night
Hiding us
Gusts of wind
Riding us
I'm blown away
Into his hands
I'm weak and high
Can barely stand

In the web
Of dizzy leaves
Virgins all
Elude the trees

Touch me now
Touch me
The black acres are claiming me
They're claiming me

He holds me up
Like a babe
Pressing close
I can't behave
I need to have
This little death
I'm up against
His downy chest

In the web
Of dizzy leaves
Virgins all
Elude the trees
The chill is flush
With burning flesh
It's so refined
This little death

Touch me now
Touch me
The black acres are claiming me
They're claiming me

Touch me now
Touch me
The black acres are claiming me
They're claiming me
Black acres

I'm running
Away from home
Black acres
And the wind
The wind is blowin'
Black acres
And the weathervane
Its heathen song
Lulls the world
With silver tongue

Touch me now
Touch me
The black acres are claiming me
They're claiming me

Bayonne

By the time I reach tomorrow
I won't be me any way
And I'm not collecting sorrow
Don't disengage

You can't finger what you filter
When it travels like the clouds floating away

I thought he'd never take it far
I can see where this is going
As the undertow is pulling me down
With your cross examination
I'm receding in the teeth of your plow
But I won't dig my own grave

By the time I reach tomorrow
Will you be there in the you
Is your pride too big to swallow
Know what's true

Did you figure I would falter
When I travel like the clouds floating away

I thought he'd never take it this far
I can feel I'm getting smaller
As your twisting every word that I say
There's a snare in the forest
Under brush where you want me to play
But I won't dig my own grave
No I won't
Won't dig my own grave

Bayonne
Bayonne
Bayonne

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu who corrected this one ***

Bend your mind

Let me bend your mind
Just give up your body
If you give it a try
I know you won't be sorry
Filling inside turn you outside
Find you shining
Spanning acres crashing breakers
Can be blinding
Ride
Sweet smelling ride

Your shoulder blades like sails
And your mouth my rosary
That terrifies my tail
The feral dance of infinity
Limbs are singing velvet stinging
Seashell pining
Dripping sapling nature grappling
Tear the binding
Wide
Spread so wide

I wanna hear you sigh
Just give me your body
I want to see it in the light
Surrender to debauchery

Bend your mind dear
Now your mine dear
Earth is grinding
Keep on beaming
Are we dreaming are we dying
Ride
Sweet swelling ride
Ride
Sweet swelling ride

On the verge dear
As we merge dear
Now we're flying
Sacred bailing so enthralling
Mystifying
Ride
To the other side
Ride
'Til we're sanctified

On the verge dear
As we merge dear
Now we're flying
Sacred balling so enthralling
Mystified
Minds are bending happy ending
Silver lining
Ride
Ride

Tides of the moon

I can hear the wild waves break
This island of bone
Below the swell the stars are waking
No matter how much I shake
I'm gonna find home
Though I've been overtaken
By the tides of the moon
I'm swimming against
The tides of the moon
You'll hear from me yet
I'll get to you soon

Savage cities on my trail
Won't leave me alone
Terrorize the song I'm veiling
Even though my arms are frail
I'm gonna find home
You know my faith ain't failing
'Lo the tides of moon
I'm swimming against
The tides of the moon
I'll get to you yet
You'll hear from me soon
Swiming against
The tides of the moon
I'll get to you yet
You'll hear from me soon

Follow every wave that traces my name
You know
That I have been detained
And I feel I could die

Swimming against
The tides of the moon
You'll hear from me yet
I'll get to you soon
Swimming against
The tides of the moon
You'll hear from me yet
I'll get to you
Get to you, oh...

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu who corrected this one ***

Hearts are open graves

Take me to your dark places
Below the paint your secret faces
Together we'll inter the bones
Clandestine shutters overthrown

Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves
All hearts are open graves
Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves

Take me to your dark places
Like an asp i'll suck the traces
Meet you there beneath the crisis
Slowly melt the ancient ices

Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves
All hearts are open graves
Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves

I'll hold you there and stare right in
Unstitch the letter you've sewn within
And in your midnight dress
Blessed nakedness

Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves
All hearts are open graves
Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves

Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves
And no one can be saved
Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves

Rope of weeds

Night cracked like a skull
Made the moon convulse
Wrapped its chilly tongue around my mast
A fortnight it would be
Since I'd been out at sea
Ne'er another soul had crossed my path
Ne'er another soul had crossed my path

I was hauling salt
In my bleached and battered boat
Trawling just to pass the restless night
When I felt the queerest tug
Against that fraying cord
Reeling in a devastating sight
In the brackish sound
Somebody had drowned
She wrapped her raven rings around my line
She wrapped her raven rings around my line

In a tangled open dress
The most comely bloodless breasts
A distant look was frozen in her eyes
A fiend possessed my soul
As I helped her to disrobe
A rope of weeds was woven round her thighs
A rope of weeds was woven round her thighs

My ill and frenzied heart
And the quiet lapping song
Beaten by the splendor of her hips
I had to lay her down
Atop those briny beds
And press my mouth against her silent lips

The frigid moon was green
Upon my wicked scene
My wasted angel shimmering in sand
I had to be with her
And leave the world behind
I knew that no one else could understand
And I slipped her silver palm inside my hand

Married to the bower
I threw our bodies overboard
Our hearts were bound by heavy rusted chain
Now I roam the ocean floor
With the lady I adore
This is where we remain
This is where we remain
This is where we remain
This is where we remain

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu who updated this one ***

Dream within a dream

( Edgar Allan Poe )

Take this kiss upon the brow
And in parting from you now
Thus much let me avow
You are not wrong
My days have been a dream
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night or in a day
In a vision or in none
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see
All that we seem
Is but a dream within a dream,
Dream...

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore
And I hold within my hands
Grains of the golden sand
Oh how they creep
From my fingers to the deep
While I weep while I weep
Oh God can I not grasp
With a tighter clasp?
Oh God can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see
All that we seem
But a dream within a dream?
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream...

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu who updated this one ***

Barely recognize you

Feel like I waited forever for you to arrive
You look too long perhaps you lost your drive
You were touched by too many hands
Why'd you get soft, I don't understand

They made you apologize
I can barely recognize you
You know death should inspire you
You let his love paralyze you

You followed their flags
Now you're flapping in the rain
You took the main drag, denying the coarse terrain
You were once a firebrand
How'd you burn out, I can't understand

They made you apologize
I can barely recognize you
Let his love paralyze you
You know death should inspire you
You let his love paralyze you

You brought me liberation
Fought the contamination
You left a trail like Dillinger
Then you joined the congregation

They made you apologize
I can barely recognize you
Let his love paralyze you
You know death should inspire you
You let his love paralyze you
You let his love paralyze you
Let his love paralyze you
You let his love paralyze you

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu who updated this one ***

Fright night

Black-out, the power's been tripped
Better not slip, watch your step
Quiet, someone might hear
They know that you're there
'Cause your flashlight's dim and flickering
Holy mother run for cover
Hot on my shoulder
Far from over
It goes on, on, on, on, on
Fright night, won't leave you alone
Fright night, you may never get home
Dead night, the chicks are coming to roost
You hear the most horrible sounds
Your heart, how heavy it pounds
You fear the worse is yet to come
Listen, what's that shadow on the ceiling
Who's that, whispering your brain sick
Who's there, hanging by my window
Swinging patiently
The taste that's been left in your mouth
Of rot but for acid a drought
Your head, you will never empty it out
Listen what's that shadow on the ceiling
Who's that fingering my brainstem
Who's there hanging round my window
Swinging patiently
Come no closer brisket choker
Boxed dog scratching
Earth collapsing
Sky is gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, 
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

Queen of the meadow

I'm in league
With the queen of the meadow
I'm in league
With the queen of the meadow
I bring her starms to feed her thirst
I bring her seed to swallow
She rides bareback through it all
And whispers by the willow
The queen of the meadow
With her widow's heart she sings her song
To the stars she carries on
And it's peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow
Peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow
I'm in league 
With the queen of the meadow
And as the sun I rise upon
The pastures of her charms
Riveted to her mystery beds
Drawn to her fragrant sorrow
The queen of the meadow
With her widow's heart she sings her song
To the stars she carries on
And it's peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow
Peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow
And I'm burning in her fiery fields
And I'm sleeping in the meadow
And i'm burning in her loving arms
The queen of the meadow

Cities will fall

Born of your rib was my first catacomb
Back raging inside you
I finally felt home
How could I prepare for the final feedback
Now I'm scanning the heavens and ballin the jack
We traded our secrets, melted the chill
He wept in my water
He's rising it still
Sucked on the marrow until we were blind
In the wake of this nightmare I'm losing my mind
You said cities will fall
Cities will fall
Have no regrets in spite of it all
As the walls tumble down
I won't rest 'til I've found you
Parallel wave length anointed musk waves
Pornography gardens winding our maze
Delivered my shame to your altar divine
And now I'm your prisoner
Embalmed in your shrine
You said cities will fall
Cities will fall
Have no regrets in spite of it all
As the walls tumble down
I won't rest 'til I've found you
My sacrosanct priest, my medicine man
Bathing me, blazing me utopian
Apocalypse rising
We saw it play out
Chasing the moon
Your siren's devout
You said cities will fall
Cities will fall
Have no regrets in spite of it all
As the walls tumble down
I'll be wrapped around you

La mar enfortuna

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for these lyrics ***

La Rosa

La rosa enflorece, en el mes de mayo
Mi alma s'escurece, sufriendo de amor
Sufriendo de amor

Los bilbílicos cantan, suspirando el amor
Y la pasión me mata, muchigua mi dolor
Muchigua mi dolor

Más presto ven palomba, más presto ven a mí
Más presto tú mi alma, que yo me voy morir
Que yo me voy morir

La rosa enflorece, en el mes de mayo
Mi alma s'escurece, sufriendo de amor
Sufriendo de amor
Sufriendo de amor

Quinze Años

De edad de quinze años, empesi azer l'amor
De edad de quinze años, empesi azer l'amor
Kon un manseviko brigante, ke me pudo arrevatar
Kon un manseviko brigante, ke me pudo arrevatar

El oficio de mi kerido, es ladron i kumardjí
El oficio de mi kerido, es ladron i kumardjí
El tavan ke me lo guadre, de la mano del police
El tavan ke me lo guadre, de la mano del police

Trenta liras me demanda, trenta i una le vo dar
Trenta liras me demanda, trenta i una le vo dar
Ke las meta en oficio, en oficio de ganar
Ke las meta en oficio, en oficio de ganar
En oficio de ganar, en oficio de ganar

Salome

Down in your hole you look cold
I hear your voice like music like gold
Thy body so white
Thy hair so black
Thy mouth so red

Suffer me once to take you my way
The moon is a virgin but she can't turn away
Suffer me twice I'll come back for more
I will taste of thee
Thy body
Thy core

Daddy my dear you're on fire
I'll give you a dance just grant my desire
My king you shake
You need to watch through silver veils

And I'll dance for you
The way you want me to
Like this

Now bring me the head of that ivory-pale boy
He ain't no saint till I've taken my joy
All the treasure in Palestine will never replace
That strong, strong head
Contemptuous face

On that silver shield you look cold
We meet once again just as you were told
Now I bite down on hot wet lips
But you don't cry out

Now I'm riding the head of that poison-pale boy
He ain't no saint till he's tasted my joy
All the treasure in Palestine will never replace
That strong, strong head
Contemptuous face
Strong, strong head
Unconquerable face

A La Uno Yo Naci

A la una yo nací, a las dos m'engrandecí.
A la una yo nací, a las dos m'engrandecí.
A las tres tomí amante, a las cuatro me cazí.
A las tres tomí amante, a las cuatro me cazí.

Alma, vida y corazón
Alma, vida y corazón

Dime niña dónde vienes, que te quiero conocer.
Dime niña dónde vienes, que te quiero conocer.
Si tú no tienes amante, yo te haré defender.
Si tú no tienes amante, yo te haré defender.

Alma, vida y corazón
Alma, vida y corazón

Yendome para la guerra, dos bezos al aire di.
Yendome para la guerra, dos bezos al aire di.
El uno es para mi madre, y el otro para ti.
El uno es para mi madre, y el otro para ti.

Alma, vida y corazón
Alma, vida y corazón

A la una yo nací, a las dos m'engrandecí.
A la una yo nací, a las dos m'engrandecí.
A las tres tomí amante, a las cuatro me cazí.
A las tres tomí amante, a las cuatro me cazí.

Alma, vida y corazón
Alma, vida y corazón
Alma, vida y corazón
Alma, vida y corazón
Alma, vida y corazón

Porke Yorach

¿Por qué lloras blanca niña?
¿Por qué lloras blanca flor?
Lloro por vos caballero
Que vos váis y me dejáis

Me dejáis niña y muchacha
Chica y de poca edad
Tres hijitos chicos tengo
Lloran y demandan pan

Si demandan al su padre
¿Qué respuesta les voy a dar?
Metió la mano en su pecho
Cien doblones le fue a dar

Vos espera ella a las siete
Si no a las ocho vos casás
Tomaré su mancebico
Que parezca tal y cual

Pasó tiempo, divino tiempo
Descarrilco le fue a dar
Está sentada en la ventana
La que da para la mar

Vió de venir nave chica
Navegando por la mar
Así vi yo el capitán
Que me diga la verdad

Si verrías a mi mancebico
A mi mancebico caronal
Ya lo vi de a su mancebico
A su mancebico caronal

He hechado en aquellos campos
La tierra tenía poca mar
Y el cielo por cubierto
Tres puñados él tenía

Por el uno le entra el aire
Por el otro le entra el sol
Y por el más chico de ellos
Le entra y sale el lunar

Yo M'enamori D'un Aire

Yo m'enamoré de un aire (ahh...)
D'un aire de una mujer
D'una mujer muy hermosa
Linda de mi corazón

Yo me enamoré de un aire (ahh...)
Linda de mi corazón
Linda de mi corazón

(ahhh...)
Linda de mi corazón
Linda de mi corazón

Yo m'enamoré de noche (ahh...)
El lunar ya m'enganó
Si esto era de día
Yo no atava amor

Yo me enamoré de noche (ahhh...)
Yo no acaba amor
Yo no acaba amor

Yo no acaba amor
Yo no acaba amor

Si yo otra vez m'enamoro (ahh...)
D'un aire d'una mujer
D'una mujer muy hermosa
Linda de mi corazón

Sea de día con sol (ahh...)
Sea de día con sol
Sea de día con sol

Sea de día con sol
Sea de día con sol
Sea de día con sol
Sea de día con sol

Dreams That Breathe Your Name

Stop the Sun

Amber circles stretch astonishing
Silencing glassy water where we've never been
Backwards
Shining waves within each other spin
No one sees them
On the rocks the feeling's sinking in
Reckless
I wanna weep
I wanna run
I wanna stop the sun from setting
oh, don't let it go
Take this kiss I'm blowing through this dream
Silently
All alone you find out what it means
Oh love
I wanna weep
I wanna run
I wanna stop the sun from setting
oh, don't let it go
I wanna spin
I wanna whirl
I wanna stop the world from getting cold
Don't let it go
Baby, It's alright
I will not forget
We'll close it down
We'll come back
I will not forget
I will not forget
While I trace another full moon
Moving us backwards
Still the night
If I could change this restless blindside longing,
Wouldn't I?
Oh I would
I wanna weep
I wanna run
I wanna stop the sun from setting
oh, don't let it go
I wanna spin
I wanna whirl
I wanna stop the world from getting cold
Don't let it go

Baby Get Lost

Hold out for the day
You beg me to stay
How common of me
Not to rise above
And I try to deny
This gauzy reverie
Baby get lost
Baby get lost
Don't trust to forget
The love that's mislaid
I can't rely
Perhaps I can't decide
For this train never arrives
And all of my lines have been stolen
Baby get lost
We're more than you could ever imagine
Baby get lost
Well force the earth and laugh as we crash in
How gravid the moon
On the cusp of the sea
Buttering me up
For all that isn't mine
And how it petrifies
Baby get lost
We're more than you could ever imagine
Baby get lost
We'll force the earth and laugh as we crash in

Timing Is Everything

I want you to understand
You're under observation now
You and your monkey gland
I can't get involved
You're knockin' on my pretty pink house
Just like a wrecking ball
Timing is everything
You can't catch me with that string
Timing is everything
It's everything to me
Wash up your face
Parading around with that sauce
Such a mad disgrace
I can't get involved
You're knockin on my pretty pink house
And sugar may dissolve
Timing is everything
You can't catch me with that thing
Timing is everything
It's everything to me
Think we're gonna need a rope
A high powered telescope
Wrap your legs around the radio
Get ready for my solo
Timing is everything
You can't touch me with that thing
Timing is everything
It's everything
O timing is everything
You can't touch me with that thing
Timing is everything
It's everything
It's everything
It''s everything
To me

Drunk On Dark Sublime

Angels starve until you're mine
Stranded on the underside
Angels starve until you're mine
Take us two where hearts collide
When night ate the day
I thought I heard you say
You wanted it all
Terrify them all
And if the sharpest arrow stings my eye
I will not feel it
If a million raindrops flood the sky
I will not get wet
Take us to a space in time
Let us drown just to feel our own shine
Angels crawl into my mind
Get me drunk on dark sublime
Angels crawl into my mind
Keep me drunk on turpentine
Wasted again
On the zen of men
If I should wake before I die
Be sure I'm pacified
And if the sharpest arrow stings my eye
I will not feel it
If a million raindrops flood the sky
I will not get
I will not get wet
Take us to a space in time
Let us drown just to feel our own shine
Take us to a grace in time
Let us drown just to feel our own shine

Live For The Touch

Chained, I was hoping you'd remain
To this moment
Where our hearts speak ages
Not the cages moan
Hey, I was hoping you would stay
Long enough to try and fan the fire
Shed your wire gown
Golden rings just weigh you to the ground
And it's not enough
And it's not enough
But I live for the touch
Starved I was wishing I could carve
My name into your heart of wood
Dear, would it be clear now
Wed to an image in my head
Is it true that you could bring me closer
To the dying sun
The next assault may be the lucky one
And it's not enough
And it's not enough
But I live for the touch
Plagued by a dream where I'm enslaved
It's a void that's always left me wanting
Sleeps in haunting fields
Wait, tell me you belive in fate
Could it be that we are getting closer to the only one
Golden rings will always weigh a ton
And it's not enough
And it's not enough
But I live for the touch
It's not enough
I live for the touch
Live for the touch
I live for the touch

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu who corrected this one ***

Passing On The Stairs

In the hall lights flicker hum
With her buckles still undone
She hides beneath her blue trench coat
Gaze so soft, yet so remote
In that dusty uniform
The outline of her lovely form
And more than once I've brushed her hand
Passing on the stairs
In the hall lights flicker hum
His dark lashes always hung
With a look so weary and so wise
When he passes he gentley sighs
In his work-worn boots he leans
And I wonder what it means
Whatever does it mean
Passing on the stairs
Up the stairs every night
Up the stairs seven flights
And down she goes into the night
Down my stairs and out of sight
Who is she with that misty look
Every night a different book
With the scent of violets in her hair
Who's this angel on my stairs
A distant time comes back to me
The wild reeds, the salty sea
My father calling 'don't go far'
I gathered sea glass in a jar
And built a castle with a mote
As the wind blew sand into my hair
In the rustling of your over coat
Passing on the stairs
Up the stairs every night
Up the stairs seven flights
And down she goes into the night
Down my stairs and out of sight
And I wonder if she thinks of me
Is it just a boyish fantasy
Speak dear lady wont you speak
Can't you tell you make me meek
So in silence once more we pass
Another night I walk on glass
And I dream that she thinks of me
Passing on the stairs
And I wonder if he thinks of me
If this could be our destiny
Oh haven't you a word for me
If only you'd misplace your key
So in silence once more we pass
Another night I walk on glass
And how I dream he thinks of me
And our passing on the stairs
Up the stairs every night
Up he climbs seven flights
And down she goes into the night
Down my stairs and out of sight
Up the stairs every night
Up the stairs seven flights
And down she goes into the night
Down my stairs and out of sight
Down my stairs and out of sight

Shooting Stars

I've lost you once again
But I can't lose heart
To watch this dream descend
Just tears me apart
You close your eyes
And you can't hear me
Fast asleep in your bed of misery
Baby get out of bed
Don't close your eyes my sleepy head
Don't close your eyes my sleepy head
Look at all the shooting stars
Billions of shooting stars
Streak the sky
Dazzling diamond light
You're lost to me
And you can't break free
Wrapped in the gloom of ancient history
Baby get out of bed
Don't close your eyes my sleepy head
Don't close your eyes my sleepy head
Look at all the shooting stars
Billions of shooting stars
Streak the sky
Dazzling diamond light
Watch the night
Gather shooting stars
Baby throw off that cloud
The bed of thorns that lay you down
Quick like silver out of bounds
Look at all the shooting stars
Some of them could be ours
Stream the sky
Dazzling diamond light
Wish I might
On shimmering shooting stars
Glimmering shooting stars
Dimming
Shooting stars

Shrinking Heads In The Sunset

Well you're caught in the headlights
Don't know which way to turn
And you're going down quickly
With my silencer
I commandeer your heart
And it's making you mad
It's dissolving your cool resolve
Though you haven't been had
Don't you wish you were
Tired of retiring in your mousetrap mind
Don't you wish you were
Making it through the moment
When you were my kind
Had a look at your soul
And it caught you off guard
And you can never take that back
And it's making it hard
Oh you wish you could hate me
But it's not in your nature
You'd rather debate me
And to me that's absurd
Don't you wish you were
Tired of conspiring with your mousetrap mind
Don't you wish you were
Making it through the moment
When you were my kind
Don't you wish you were
Drinking up all your doing
So you could crawl right back
Don't you wish you were
Shrinking heads in the sunset
You old sad sack
Bite down man, be strong
We're all impressed
The way you hold your breath so long
In time you'll turn blue
Won't be the only one who's really seeing you
Conspiring with your mousetrap mind
Don't you wish you were
Making it through the moment
When you were my kind
Don't you wish you were
Drinking up all your doing
So you could crawl right back
Don't you wish you were
Shrinking heads in the sunset
You old sad sack
Don't you wish you were
Making it through
The moment

Scratch

You
You read my mind
You twist me inside
I'm weak at the knees
Cuz you're such a tease
You make me wanna scratch
Rush the gate and shaking
Then you hold me back
You make me wanna scratch
Vicious interference
Playing hide and catch
You live so exquisetly
I love you
You honed the dream
Sculpted mystery
Dead on the wire
Of vacant desire
You make me wanna scratch
Rush the gate and shaking
Then you hold me back
You make me wanna scratch
Vicious interference
Playing hide and catch
We're two stones rubbing our bones
Gonna make fire
Til the blood hounds fry
I want mine
You make me wanna scratch
Vicious interference
Baby down the hatch
You make me wanna scratch
Twisted inner vision
Baby paint it black
You make me wanna scratch
Vicious interference
Baby burn this thatch
You make me wanna scratch
Never leave me lying on the rail road tracks
You make me wanna scratch
Beaten to submission in this sparring match
You make me wanna scratch
Forget about resistance
Baby call this match
Burn this thatch
Ball this snatch
Itch this scratch

Never Mind That Now

I'm alone at the docks
Like the flotsam of ill seas
I could float here for years
And you still wouldn't know me
So many dreams I used to dream
Never mind that now
All the days that could have been
Never mind that now
I'm outside
Reel my line in for good
What made me think
You could love me
All my chances are spent
With no hope of belonging
So many dreams I used to dream
Never mind that now
All the days that could have been
Never mind that now
I'm outside
Watch 'em glide
I'm left behind
Lead feet dancing out of time
I'm alone at the dunes
There's a storm coming soon
So many dreams I used to dream
Never mind that now
All the days that could have been
Never mind that now
Never mind that now
Never mind that now

Narcosmicoma

The radio was calling you
To taste the seed of light
Between the rain
You freed your brain
Spun wheels on highway night
Instant impact made you see
And suddenly you became that tree
Narcosmicoma let you in
Into the whirlwind of blue floss imaginings
Narcosmicoma let you in
Beyond the margins
Eclipsing the eternal rim
Into the dreams that breathe your name
You'll rest a little while
Held deeper than the ocean miles
We're all an only child
Instant impact made you see
And suddenly you became that tree
Narcosmicoma let you in
Into the whirlwind of blue floss imaginings
Narcosmicoma let you in
Beyond the margins
Eclipsing the eternal rim

Bum Raps & Love Taps

Lions in the Storm

Can I come
Angel
Can I come with you

You're a saint I never was
Angel
So I follow you
I follow

Lions in the storm
The kingdom has come
Waiting to be born
You don't have to run
Already worlds away
Away

Where we roam
Angel
They can't confine
When you whisper 'Jennifer'
Oh, you're mine
You're mine
My necklace of stars
I can see in the dark
Silence speaking in tongues

Lions in the storm
Holding their own
Sky is coming undone
The hunt has begun
But I'm unafraid

Lions in the storm
The kingdom has come
Waiting to be born
We don't have to run
Already worlds away
Worlds away

Already worlds away
Already worlds away
Already worlds away
Already worlds away

*** Thanx a lot to Mercurial for this one ***

Set the Grass on Fire

I'm gonna tell your fortune
I'm gonna raise the dead
I'm gonna make a motion
I'm gonna screw your head
I'm gonna whip that fountain
I'm gonna break you free
I'm gonna scale that mountain
I'm gonna make you me

And we'll set the grass on fire
As our rocket ship shoots to the sky
Leave the humans far behind us
Humans never learn to fly

I see you've quite a lifeline
I'll try it on for size
I'm gonna build a pipeline
Directly through your eyes
You ain't gonna get off easy
We'll slip through space and time
Cause you're the only one that sees me
I'm yours and you are mine

And we'll set the grass on fire
As our rocket ship shoots to the sky
Leave the humans far behind us
Humans never learn to fly

And we'll set the grass on fire
As our rocket ship shoots to the sky
Leave the humans far behind us
Humans never learn to fly

(indistinguishable background talking)

*** Thanx a lot to Mercurial for this one ***

Sharpening Skills

I've been alone in this dream alone
But something told me to let you in
I crawl in and out of this hole
The ground was thawing beneath the din

I've smouldered this dream for so long
My hope was fisted, long gone
Now we're sharpening our finest skills
Preparing to meet the maker
Violet black night is still
Swim through the stars now waking
I know you will

I was armed with a file
But I failed
And then you showed me the secret door
I left the dank of my jail
A seed that sowed me
To the core
I fumbled this dream for so long
The sky had misted, long gone
Now we're sharpening our finest skills
Preparing to meet the maker
Violet black night is still
Follow me to a land called Naked
I know you will

Sharpening our finest skills
Preparing to meet the maker
Violet black night is still
Swim through the stars now waking
I know you will
I know you will

*** Thanx a lot to Gangi for this one ***

Duel with Cudgels

Got to be buried
Right up to the knee
No knife in your pocket
No trick up your sleeve

Keeping my hair done
Until I'm replaced
Back in the playpen
With drool on my face

Facing off figuring
I'm gonna quit this scene
Though you think it's a scream
Nothing is seen
And I'll never be seen

See you later

Got to be buried
Right up to the knee
And no one can run
And no one concedes

Blood smells like November
Bones splinter and crack
A duel to the death
As the forest turns black

Falling off of the screen
I'm gonna quit this scene
Though you think it's a scream
Nothing is seen
And I'll never be seen

See you later

I'm gonna quit this scene
Though you think it's a scream
Nothing is seen
And I'll never be seen

See you later

Lame Lady of the Highways

She'll get you off your crutches
Though she's crawling on the floor
I bet you didn't notice her finger
Mangled in the door
She'll whisper oh so sweetly
You deserve to be adored
Oh who could ask for more
Who could ask for more

Our lame lady of the highways
A siren is how she cries
Bleeding in every direction
Singing you lullabies

So once again you're walking
Now you're walking out the door
In the corner of your eye
You thought she was a sty
Now everything is crystal
And you need to be adored
Oh who could ask for more
Who could ask for more

Our lame lady of the highways
A siren is how she cries
Bleeding in every direction
Singing you lullabies

You got whiplash
She'll take some of that
Hot car crash
She'll take some of that
You got wheeling
Double-dealing
She'll give you good feeling

She's building you like a pyramid
You can only do what your daddy did
You don't have to look if she's ugly now
‘Cause you never loved her anyhow

She piles them up
Spit in her loving cup
She drinks it down
Won't make a sound
It's all around
It's all around
It's vanity and ecstasy
It's gonna drop its weight
Asphyxiate
Weight bearing down
Weight bearing down

Our lame lady of the highways
A siren is how she cries
Bleeding in every direction
Singing you lullabies
Singing you lullabies

*** Thanx a lot to Gangi for this one ***

When

When
I'm drifting in my dream
I love you

When
I wake and nothing's what it seemed
I love you

When
The final midnight's poised to stroke
I love you

And all of the looking glasses broke

When
All of the aces have been drawn
I love you

When
Your king is cornered by my pawn
I love you

When
You are asleep and so defenceless
I love you

When
This wicked world
Has turned against us

Even though
We didn't kiss goodbye
I love you

When
There are no tears in me to cry
I love you

When
The willow's weeping
With desire

When
The furthest cold and distant planet
Catches fire, fire

Tear at the sky
Haunted by windows
Those are the eyes
Always searching never seeing souls are sailing
Slowly, lonely

When
They've got our names down on a list
I love you

When
I am recalling our first kiss
I love you

When
You are distracted and remote
I love you

When
There is no voice
Left in my throat

When
The rains are spilling from the sky
I love you

When
The thirsty riverbeds are dry
I love you

Though
You never asked me to be yours

When the wild and restless waves are crashing
On the shore

Tear at the sky
Crowded by windows
Those are the eyes
Always searching never seeing souls are sailing
Slowly, lonely

When
You are a million miles away
I love you

When
We've dropped our lines from this mad play
I love you

Though
The longest battle is not won
I love you

When
The stage is dark
The people gone

When
My soul no longer
Takes this form

And
You hear me singing
In the storm

Out To Sea

I'm blowing further away
This storm is gaining force
Now it's tripping the waves
How can I test this water
The stars have their say
I shouldn't admit this but
My heart starts to stray

I've tasted white light
Willows weeping
I've tasted love songs
Angels sleeping
Fever's breaking
Wild waves
Leaves are raking

I pray to the Saint of all that's lost
And in the finding curse uncrossed
Wait for the sun to come undone
Signalling me
Out to sea

I've tasted Saturn
Seagulls screaming
I've tasted shotguns
Apostles dreaming
Fever's breaking
Wild waves
Legs are shaking

I pray to the Saint of all that's lost
And in the finding curse uncrossed
Wait for the sun to come undone
Signalling me
Out to sea
Out to sea

*** Thanx a lot to Gangi for this one ***

Bum raps & love taps

Teardrop on your cheek
How many woes you speak
You've been alone for so long
When did you forget your song?
When was your last kiss?
How many lovers will you miss?
You're tired and you're lonely now
You don't have to be lonely now
Time will not wait
Though you pushed it aside
Don't be afraid
Oh faded bride
Little bird out on a limb
It's getting cold out
And I can't invite you in
Better not hold out
Better fly away from here
And leave behind your fear
Nothing is certain now
And no one can show you how
Faith you couldn't brave
Finally you've been betrayed
Oh this dark wave
Knocked you down and swept you away
And the old 78 is skipping
Better be there when the band starts playing
Oh ruined maid
All the love you couldn't save
Now it's getting late
Slip softly into starlight
Time to turn away
They've been waiting on the other side
Don't be afraid
Slip softly into starlight
Slip softly into starlight
Starlight

*** Thanx a lot to Mercurial & Gangi for this one ***

We're in Love

Turn the voices way down
Finally admitting what you hear
Shadows are trembling
Like branches that never disappear

I used to watch them dancing
When I was lying in my bed
I'd count the headlights
From the highway
And wonder where it led
Where it led

All alone
I'd dream
Of castles
All alone
Forgetting myself

If I walk on water
When it feels like dying
We're in love
So why am I crying
Love

We can caress the flowers
Below the sea, above the ground
Set fire the ocean like kisses
Igniting hearts that pound

One day you'll take me dancing
Carelessly we'll soar
To old Spanish songs
Under moonlight
We're spinning round and round
Round and round

All alone
I dream
Of castles
All alone
Forgetting myself

What if it never finds you
And it feels like dying
We're in love
So why am I crying

Opened
Opened up
And it's all or nothing
We're in love
So why am I crying
We're in love

*** Thanx a lot to Mercurial for this one ***

Convivencia

La Puerta Del Rio

A la puerta del rio se sienta y llora
A la puerta del rio se sienta y llora
Tiene el marido viejo la picarona
Tiene el marido viejo la picarona

Y a la puerta del rio está una al agua
Y a la puerta del rio está una al agua
Peinando sus cabellos cogiendo el ámbar
Peinando sus cabellos cogiendo el ámbar
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Y a la noche y antenoche parió Meroma
Y a la noche y antenoche parió Meroma
Veinticinco ratones y una paloma

Tu marido y el mío son dos maridos
Tu marido y el mío son dos maridos
Cuando van por calle son dos perdidos
Cuando van por calle son dos perdidos

Y en la orilla del monte vive mi suegra
Y en la orilla del monte vive mi suegra
Por no cortar zapato no voy a verla

Aman Minush

Tres davinas en un tiesto
Una blanca y una rose
La d'en medio's colorada
Empesijo del amor

Aman minush, minush
Kusum minush, minush

Aman minush, minush
Kusum minush, minush
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
A la mar yo me va echar
Un pishcado ve'aferar
Siete novias vo quitar
Yo a ti te va tomar

Aman minush, minush
Kusum minush, minush

Aman minush, minush
Kusum minush, minush

A los cielos va souvir
A la siete tabaka
Flecha d'oro vo'a echar
Ande caye'l mi masal

Aman minush, minush
Yavrum minush, minush

Aman minush, minush
Yavrum minush, minush

Aman minush, minush
Kusum minush, minush

Aman minush, minush
Kusum minush, minush...
Translation :

Three carnations in a basket
One is white and one is pink
The middle one is red
The beginning of my love

Please minush
Please minush

Please minush
Please minush

I will throw myself into the sea
And catch a fish from it
I'll take seven maidens
But I'll choose only you

Please minush
Please minush

Please minush
Please minush

I will climb up to the heavens
To the seventh level
A golden arrow i will shoot
Wherever it lands will be my destiny

Please minush
Please minush...

Ya Qalbi Khalli El'Hal

Ya qalbi khelli el hal
Yemchi âala halou
Ya qalbi khelli el hal
Yemchi âala halou

Ou etrek djamîi laqouel
Ou essghaa lima qalou
Ou etrek djamîi laqouel
Ou essghaa lima qalou

Ya'ti el faraj fil hin lil abd min mawleh
El hozn wesselwen kolhom bi idhni'lleh
El hozn wesselwen kolhom bi idhni'lleh
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Ya qalbi khelli el hal
Yemchi âala halou
Ya qalbi khelli el hal
Yemchi âala halou

Ou etrek djamîi laqouel
Ou essghaa lima qalou
Ou etrek djamîi laqouel
Ou essghaa lima qalou

Ya'ti el faraj fil hin lil abd min mawleh
El hozn wesselwen kolhom bi idhni'lleh
El hozn wesselwen kolhom bi idhni'lleh

El Eliyahu

El Eliyahu, El Eliyahu
Bizchut Eliyahu, HaNavi haveh na

Bo yirtom richbo, na bashevi ki bo
Lo shachav libo, gam lo ra'ah shenah

El Eliyahu, El Eliyahu
Bizchut Eliyahu, HaNavi haveh na

Rav machli bir'ot, kach'shi u'msanot
Yafot u'vriot, bassar vatirena

El Eliyahu, El Eliyahu
Bizchut Eliyahu, HaNavi haveh na
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Hashkeh tzur mei rosh, tzar einav yiltosh
Yom einai likdosh, kolan vatarona

El Eliyahu, El Eliyahu
Bizchut Eliyahu, HaNavi haveh na

Hamalach hago'el, lifnei dal sho'el
Ana hael el, avraham hakreh na

El Eliyahu, El Eliyahu
Bizchut Eliyahu, HaNavi haveh na

Hamalach hago'el, lifnei dal sho'el
Ana hael el, avraham hakreh na...
Translation :

He will lead his chariot
Restless in captivity
His heart did not rest
Nor envision sleep

My illness grows as I see
My leanness while my enemies
Are beautiful fat-fleshed and graze

Our Rock, give them poisonous water
While the enemy shall glare
My eyes to the Holy One
Of Israel will be raised

When will You give a sign
Of redemption to those who call out
To You, O to You they raise
Their voices and weep

Angel of Deliverance
Come before this poor seeker
O Lord, God of
Abraham call him forth

 

Gacela Del Amor Que No Se Deja Ver

Solamente por oír
La campana de la Vela
Te puse una corona de verbena

Granada era una luna
Ahogada entre las yedras

Solamente por oír
La campana de la Vela
Desgarré mi jardín de Catagena
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Solamente por oír
La campana de la Vela
Desgarré mi jardín de Catagena

Granada era una corza
Rosa por las veletas

Granada era una corza
Rosa por las veletas

Solamente por oír
La campana de la Vela
Me abrasaba en tu cuerpo
Sin saber de quién era

Me abrasaba en tu cuerpo
Sin saber
Sin, sin saber de quién era

De quién era
De quién era
De quién era

Gacela: The Love that Hides from View

Just so as to hear
The bell of the Vela
I crowned you with verbena

Granada was a moon
Drowned in the ivy

Just so as to hear
The bell of the Vela
I ripped up my garden in Cartagena

Just so as to hear
The bell of the Vela
I ripped up my garden in Cartagena

Granada was a doe
Pink among the weather vanes

Granada was a doe
Pink among the weather vanes

Just so as to hear
The bell of the Vela
I burned in your body
Without knowing whose it was

I burned in your body
Without knowing
Without, without knowing whose it was

Whose it was
Whose it was
Whose it was 

The Afterlife

How we die

Naked and trembling we enter
Naked and trembling we enter
Desperate scratches
Hoping to fly
Hopeful then hopeless
We flounder
Eating the answers
That's how we die

Rowing unending rivers
Swallowing slivers of beauty sublime
Dragging a barrel of wishes
Waiting for kisses
That's how we die

Unfinished pictures, played out hands
Serving the sentence we can't understand
Arching towards heaven, the music was canned
Memory fails us courting the land

Hungry for what we have tasted
The years that we wasted
The moons that we cried

Shielding
Looking for shelter
Lottery chances
Still we try

Puzzles to manufacture
Gravity fractures
That's how we die

Unfinished pictures, played out hands
Serving the sentence we can't understand
Arching towards heaven, the music was canned
Memory fails us courting the land
Moving the sofa, riding the rails
Keeping our secrets dumped out in pails
Arching towards heaven, the music was canned
Serving the sentence, courting the land

La la
La la la la la
La la la
That's how we die
La la
La la la la la
La la la
That's how we, that's how we
That's how we die

*** Thanx a lot to chapstickkid for this one ***

Where can we go but nowhere

Raise your eyes and do not speak
For what you seek cannot be spoken
You tried to have the bitch put down
But this sleeping dog has woken

The perfume of the miles they scattered
Lingers in the air
Polarized and terrorized
He's sneaking down the stairs

My love is true
My love is true
Where can we go but nowhere
Where can we go but to the moon
Where can we but nowhere
Where can we go but to the moon

Your vagabond smile says you should risk it
But your blood tells you to run
You lost control of this starship
Better crash into the sun
And every head of every flower
Throws its petals down
Piles of pleasure
Piles of pain
Decorate the ground

My love is true
My love is true
Where can we go but nowhere
Where can we go but to the moon
Where can we but nowhere
Where can we go but to the moon

Did these branches bud too soon
Now crippled in the frost
May never bloom
Never bloom
To the moon

Where can we go but nowhere
Where can we go but to the moon
Where can we go but nowhere
Where can we go but the moon

*** Thanx a lot to chapstickkid for this one ***

Drown those days

Recall the scent
How she lay
The sediment
Drown those days
Drown those days

Dig your hole
Dig it fast
To get to China
Forget the past
Forget the past

Secrets bleed on the battlefield
Bottom feeding
Spit on the sun
From her force field
You can barely hear her sigh
Drown those days

Drown those days
Choke the night
Keep your distance
Dim the light
Dim the light

In the forest of natural law Rustling leaves
Hear them fall
Hear them fall

Mark off the days on your calendar
It's almost over
Playing for time
With no challenger
But you still love her
Drown those days
Drown those days
Drown those days

*** Thanx a lot to chapstickkid for this one ***

Turns Me On

You pull your ship into my isle
And choke the helm for my delight
Dragging your bony ghost
Along my coast
You dirty rotten bastard
Licking at my scars
It turns me on
It turns me on

You slip the shiver up my thigh
And all the while
You shirk and smile
Hanging around my star
Won't get you far
The last laugh's yours baby
Grow your fawns
It turns me on
It turns me on

It ain't human
But it's all we get
Chewing the hunter's net
Is what we're doing

Perhaps you know
My garden's chalk
If something grows you'll yank the stalk
Waving your shiny shears
Right through my fears
You dirty rotten bastard
Always almost gone
You're almost gone
It turns me on
It turns me on
It turns me
On

Only for tonight

You, you know you look ok
Although, you've got nothing to say
I'd like to take you home
I'd like to take you
Tonight we'll go to Rome
And drag the lake too

I'll be your doll
Your baby doll
I'll be your doll
Your baby doll

I'll be your ball
Your crystal ball
I'll be your ball
Your crystal ball

I'll be your call
Your one last call
I'll be your wall
Your wailing wall
Only for tonight

I'll be your sky
Your falling sky
I'll be your sky
Your falling sky

I'll be your guy
Your best friend guy
I'll be your guy
Your best friend guy

I'll be your why
Your reason why
I'll be the cry
The baby cry
Only for tonight

I'll be your life
Your afterlife
I'll be your life
Your afterlife

I'll be your knife
Your hunting knife
I'll be your knife
Your hunting knife

I'll be your wife
Your sweet little wife
I'll be your strife
Your struggle and strife
Only for tonight

I'll be your bride
Your June June bride
I'll be your bride
Your June June bride

I'll be your tide
Your rising tide
I'll be your tide
Your rising tide

I'll be your ride
Your pony ride
I'll be your guide
Your spirit guide
Only for tonight

I'll be your pant
Your doggy pant
I'll be your pant
Your doggy pant

I'll be your ant
Your fire ant
I'll be your ant
Your fire ant

I'll be your chant
Your voodoo chant
I'll be your can't
Your can't can't can't
Only for tonight
Only for tonight

Then get out of my
Skirt, shirt, dirt
My sweet little perky
Little pert
For tonight sir
Only for tonight sir
Only for tonight

*** Thanx a lot to Roberto for this one ***

Someone

Walking through land mines
Just to get beside you
Picking your scabs off
All day long
My dancing is wiser
Sing to me daddy
You never done it
Can't wait for years and years
Like it's never coming

Oh what you waiting for
Dream me over
What you waiting for
Oh, why you waiting

Gallows black garden
Getting the stakes up
Can't hear the thrush's
Nature song
But she can take
Oh, she can take it

Oh, there's an opening
Oh, where it's happening

Oh, what you waiting for
Dream me over
What you waiting for

Oh, why you waiting
Oh, pull me under
Oh, dream me over
Oh, there's an opening
Oh, where it's happening
Oh, I'm your
I'm your
Someone
Someone

You'll never know
Oh you'll never know
My asylum
What you waiting for
Oh, why you waiting
I'm your
I'm your
Someone

Hold your tears
Dream me over what you waiting for
Oh, who you waiting for
Someone, someone, someone

*** Thanx a lot to chapstickkid for this one ***

Climbing my dark hair

Like tying a knot
You stiffened to me
And when it got taut
You tore yourself free

Oh darlin', how could you dare
You won't be climbing my dark hair
From reservoirs of maiden stars
Lead us on
You will not find the forest floor
Where I lie

Oh darlin', it's not your kiss
Pressing me deep in the loaminess
As crimson leaves fall from the tress
As we roll
And shadows bow on the path
Where we stroll

I want to erase the contours we made
And tumbling from grace
How quickly we fade

Oh darlin', how could you dare
You won't be climbing my dark hair
As pounding waves
Flood through the maze
We adore
You will not walk by my side
Evermore
You will not press my
Midnight mouth
Evermore
You will not see yourself in me
Evermore
Evermore
Evermore

*** Thanx a lot to Jeff for this one ***

The Moment

I was lost
I was found
I was free
I was bound
The moment my eyes struck yours

I was old
I was new
I was born
I was through
The moment my eyes struck yours

I was strong
I was weak
I was fearless
I was meek
The moment my eyes struck yours

I was troubled
I was calmed
I was naked
I was armed
The moment my eyes struck yours

The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours

I was lit
I was dark
I was the flood
I was the ark
The moment my eyes struck yours

The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours

The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment my eyes struck yours
The moment

*** Thanx a lot to Roberto & Jeff for this one ***

Night Melody Of The Pull

Never gone
Can't hide for long
Never gone
But turning

Always changing course
Like clouds through the moon
Her blinding force
Will beckon you soon

Silvery
Shining and cool
It's stretching us still
From opposite suns

Conquering
Stay with me now
Beholden to night's memory
Whispering you're still everything
You're everything still
Hear my voice
This is the last bell

Make this choice
Our kiss is still warm
Take this chance
Ride out this storm

Conquering
Lay with me now
Enfolded in night's melody
Whispering you're still everything
The silver unwinds
Oceans sing
Love so divine
So divine
Love so divine

Ashes In Winter Light

It's true
My life has been full of regrets, baby
For me
It's been the only way it could be
Maybe
Remember the night I broke your favorite chair
Perfectly
We threw the pieces into the fire
It was January

And watched the fire burn through the night
Then woke to ash in winter light

And I'd drag you off to bed
Sleepyhead
As the sounds of the school yard
Drifted through our dreams

It's strange going back there
Every one's gone
It's natural
People move out
People pass on
Like my mom
We slept in her hospital room every night
Together
And when she couldn't talk anymore
We sang to her

And when you're all alone, pretty baby
I'll meet you in the deep
Til you're fast asleep

And when the cities burning, little baby
I'll climb to your window
And carry you away

It's true
My life has been full of regrets, baby
Sometimes I wonder if you'd take it all back
Never
You're still the only one I can talk to
What you gonna do
You've gotta journey around the bend
To make it start again

Make it start again
Make it start again
Make it start again
Make it start again

Last Night On Earth

Sleepover

My very fast sleepover
I guess I was too young
I really was excited
I thought it would be fun

What we gonna do girls
What we gonna play
Put an chubby checker
And twist the night away

Or follow the leader
Follow the leader I said

No that one is for babies
Let's do truth or dare
Then they all played kiss the pillow
And braided each other's hair

Between the peals of laughter
Whispering in each others ear
They said they had a story
They wanted me to hear

Follow the leader
Follow the leader I said

A bad man lives around here
A very very very bad man
He'll come through the window
With a razor in his hand

Razor razor razor
Watch the windowsill
Razor razor razor
Be very very still

Razor razor razor
He swings it low and high
Razor razor razor
Say your prayers before you die

Take me back home
I really I am scared
Take me back home
I miss my mom and my bed

Follow the leader
Follow the leader I said
Follow the leader
Follow the leader I said

Follow the leader
Follow the leader I said
Follow the leader
Follow the leader I said

*** Thanx a lot to Gangi for this one ***

Red Riding Hood

Trap her in the woods see her hood flashing red through the pines
Briars in her hair, bloody lip, where I'll sip, lapping red just like wine
Granny's got a plan take my hand little girl, darling child
Let me keep you warm, wrap you up from the wet and the wild

My what big eyes you have
My what big hands you have
My what hot breath you have
My what sharp teeth you have

Nana how you've changed I feel strange, pardon me I'm a mess
Can you give a hand helping me from the binds of this dress
Look at me I'm torn, all the rips, guess I slipped caught a fright in the woods
Nana you look funny, tell me dear, are you not feeling good

My what big eyes you have
My what big hands you have
My what hot breath you have
My what sharp teeth you have

My what big eyes you have
...
My what big hands you have
...
My what hot breath you have
...
My what sharp teeth you have

Can't Tell My Friends

Hey stop motion
I'm caught in the door
I've loved you before
I've loved you before

Vampire lotion
Got no defense
I can't tell my friends
I can't tell my friends

Underground
Holds you down
The secret which
You never itch
So you keep going back there
To make that mistake
Or is it love that keeps you awake

Hey stop motion
I'm caught in the door
I've loved you before
I've loved you before

Vampire looker
Getting me high
I can't tell you why
I can't tell you why

Water rats
And alley cats
Below the chain link fence
Left the scent
You flip the combination
As if it could change
Naturally you're in point blank range
Point blank range

Hey stop motion
I'm caught in the door
I've loved you before
I've loved you before

Who's that looker
Getting me high
I can't tell you why
I can't tell you why

Hey stop motion
I'm caught in the door
I've loved you before
I've loved you before

Whose hot habit got you at ends
I can't tell my friends
I can't tell my friends

Can't tell my friends
Can't tell my friends
Can't tell my friends

Sweet Condenser

So over the moon baby
I should be put away for your safety
Alabaster under axis glide
Sweet condenser of the night
Astrometric glitter galvanize
Catapulting opal light

And you're freaking out
On the high wire
Get used to the view
You're going higher

Firmament unreeling blunted stars
Shafts of luster you incite
To the chalice buried underground
Chanting maps of second sight

And the kingdom bows
Under lotus clouds haunted
Looking through me now
And still not daunted

Savage castaways bloody
Through uncharted seas
Me/you study

Crimson curtain
Kissing rooted vine
Spasm silvering sublime
Folding oceans into rivers wild
All creation now complies

And the climate rise
Making sure that I don't drift off

I'll be back again in time for lift off
And we'll take it
Out of the stratosphere
Yeah, we'll take it out
Wouldn't that be queer
Wouldn't that be queer

Chance

Can I call a truce with you baby
Accidents are happening
Impossibly obtuse with your maybes
X meets Y then it begins

We want to take that ride
But don't know what we're doing
And if we get inside
Could it be our ruin

And it caught you off guard
Like a falling star
Tried raising the bar
But it's much too hard

When you're feeling so small
Like a tiny stain
And you're still in the dark
‘Cause it's not the not the same

Chance, it's all
Chance, it's all

Across the great divide
Jockeying for position
If you sell, I'll buy
Mergers and acquisitions

And it caught you off guard
Like a falling star
Tried playing the odds
But ain't got the cards

When you're feeling so small
Like a tiny stain
And you're still in the dark
‘Cause it's not the not the same

Chance, it's all
Chance, it's all
Chance

Missed the boarding call
By a minute
I wasn't there when it went down
Another day to capsize the limits
Find some love and make the rounds

We want to find the truth
But can we even take it
Once we've lost our youth
How are we to make it

And it caught you off guard
Like a falling star
Tried raising the bar
But it's much too hard

When you're feeling so small
Like a tiny stain
And you're still in the dark
‘Cause it's not the, not the same
Not it's not the same

Chance, it's all
Chance, it's all
Chance
Chance
It's all chance

Johnny

You've been away
So long, so long
Now my hair is grey
And so long, so long

Your face continued to burn
Long after the lamp was dry
Sometimes there'd be a fog horn
Deep in the night I'd hear it cry

Johnny, Johnny
Standing above me
Hold me, Johnny
I've given my heart to you

See my face in the light
The lines recite the hopeless nights
But you look just the same
As the day we met, I'll never forget

You fed me a fig from your hands
My master, the moon was high
Feeling the heavens expand
Deep in your arms I would sigh

Johnny, Johnny
Standing above me
Hold me, Johnny
I've given my heart to you

Raise me up, Johnny
Crush me, enfold me
Is that you Johnny
I've given my heart to you
I've given my heart to you
I've given my heart to you

Church Of The Holy Family

Behind the church of the holy family
I'll wait for you
Quarter to midnight
Under the lid of heavy cloud
Without a sound
Undress in the moonlight

Can't you see, I want this one
Come to me, I want this one

Fog hanging low around the spire
The stones and moss
Mum in the churchyard
And with this mouth I consecrate
Your marble form
Striped with a headlight

Can't you see, I want this one
Come to me, I want this one

Don't you dare look away
Face me
Even though you're afraid
Embrace me
Capture this radiant stone
Blindly
Cede control
I'm waiting
For the bell to toll wildly

Can't you see, I want this one
Come to me, I want this one
Come to me, I want this one
I want this one
This one, this one
I want this one

Villain On The Run

Moving like a villain on the run
This black cloud
Escaping this town
Soon you'll find me in the sun
Sweet kisses placed
On your sweet face

I can guarantee that
I can guarantee that you'll join me
Oh won't you join me

It's so exciting
We hit the sweet spot
They say there are no accidents
And now it's meant for all to see
I love you and you love me

Shooting like an arrow
Through the sun
This white light
Burning this town
Good to be a villain on the run
Low riders breaking new ground

I can guarantee that
I can guarantee that you'll join me
Oh won't you join me

It's so exciting
We're disembodied
And all the words are so opaque
Around the lake on hands and knees
I love you and you love me

Six of wands
In position for victory
Crown of thorns
Love will come back to me
Seven-fold
Just read the tea leaves

There's the key I lost
There's a horseshoe toss
I'm feeling lucky
Are you feeling lucky

There's a money clip
Wad of bills in it
I'm feeling lucky
Are you feeling lucky

There's the holy mountain
There's a roman fountain
I'm feeling lucky
Are you feeling lucky

There's a roulette wheel
Watch me cop a feel
I'm feeling lucky
Are you feeling lucky

You're gonna put me
Through my paces
Feel my bambi heart
And how quickly it races

I'm putting all of my chips on you
And you know this baby horse
She's gonna come through
Like the tarahumara
You're gonna go far
And further than far
And further than far
Oh my, a life of crime
Because you're mine
I'm gonna sign on the dotted line

Chandeliers

You hold the thread my love
That's gonna wind me out
Wind me out

Spin me to the naked spool
There's no egress my love
Now the you've bound me

You found me out
Pried it from my cold dead hands

You got me swinging chandeliers
Sliding down banisters
Stripping my gears
It's sink or swim my love
Now that they're tying me
Trying me
A bible couldn't hold me down
Into that night my love
We won't go gentle
Raging seas
Dancing in the dying light

You got me swinging chandeliers
Sliding down banisters
Stripping my gears
You got me fighting grenadiers
Rearranging my dna
Deep atmospheres
Deep atmospheres
Deep atmospheres

You got me swinging chandeliers
Riding down banker street
Stripping my gears
You got me fighting grenadiers
Rearranging my dna
Deep atmospheres
Deep atmospheres

Atmospheres
Deep atmospheres
Atmospheres
Deep atmospheres...

Old Old Wood

We belong to an old old wood
No one's ever understood
These knots are eyes to an odyssey
Beyond the rings
Of the cypress tree

And if you're very very quiet
You just might
Very very quiet
Come in, come in
Come in to the light

How to forge a path
Through the thickets and the vines
How to find a way
Beyond what's left behind
The fallen ones
The crushing tons
It's getting thicker all the time

We belong to an old old wood
Can't say that it's done much good
But you could meet with a rain owl's gaze
And drink from a stream where the starlight plays

And if you're very very quiet
You just might
Very very quiet
Come in come in
Come in to the light

It might appear, was never here
The tendrils creep, they never sleep
And if you're very very quiet
You just might
Very very quiet
Come in come in
Come in

if you're very very quiet
Come in come in
Come in to the light
Light

Last Night On Earth

On a high cliff
Above the sound
A table was set
Beneath the firmament shroud

A rare invitation
Blew in from the east
On an island once sacred
To both native and beast

We sucked and we savoured
All that we tasted
Wine flowing like water
Not a drop of it wasted

The evening unfolded
Like a great fan
I found myself drifting
Down to the sand
Down to the sand

What came over me
Over me over me
Like some alien force
That took hold of me
I wasn't myself
But I started dancing
Lost in this song
Under a trance and
I felt myself falling under a spell
I knew very well
I might never return
To the land of the living
And then I was giving myself
To the light
And then I took flight
I shot up like a kite

It was my last night on earth
My last night on earth

If you find this bottle
Bobbing its head
Smash it to pieces
Be sure that it's read
I have departed
Say my goodbyes
I loved you more than
You ever realized
I loved you more than
You ever realized

What came over me
Over me over me
Like some alien force
That took hold of me
I wasn't myself
But I started dancing
Lost in this song
Under a trance and
I felt myself falling under a spell
I knew very well
I might never return
To the land of the living
And then I was giving myself
To the light
And then I took flight
I shot up like a kite

It was my last night on earth
My last night on earth
My last night on earth
My last night on earth


For House Cats And Sea Fans

Come Down From The Ceiling

Hard to believe you and me
We were once thick as thieves
Just a bunch of wiseacres

We were young, that's true
But we didn't care
Where the laughter could take us

But the light has dimmed
Behind your eyes
And I can no longer find you

Where you used to be
Who you used to be
And all that put-on wincing
Don't you know it ain't convincing

If you won't come down from the ceiling
If you won't come down from the ceiling

You're leaving me no choice
You're just a murmur inside the white noise

Now you prowl like a ghost
And you mince in the dens
With the toasts of the moment

Where indulgence is all
But to whom took a fall
And you dread the contagion

The sun's gone down
You take your throne
Amongst the sycophants and fakers
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Time to take the piss
Your love is hit or miss
To hold my place in your top favorites
Always on my best behavior

If you won't come down from the ceiling
If you won't come down from the ceiling

You're leaving me no choice
You're just a murmur inside the white void

Inside, inside, inside the white noise
Too high, too high, inside the white noise

If you won't come down from the ceiling

Alms For Your Love

Sitting in your dark room
I don't take much space
I tilt my head toward the moonlight
That you might look at my face

Just like the crow
Waiting for your crumbs
One would go so far
Yet not far enough
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Alms for your love
Alms for your love

Some would go so far
Yet not far enough

Tie back the wind
Tie back the sea
I'm going on a journey
To meet my destiny

Next Year In Jerusalem

Leaves are changing
Amber and golden
Tawny and ruby
Copper and gold

What we've been braving
Though we were broken
Fall into rivers
Ancient and cold

It's time to open the keepsake box
Unlocking the seeds we've kept sleeping
Sleeping, sleeping
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Next year in Jerusalem
The songs will get written
The world will then listen
Finally to the universe
Trembling and alive
She's wild like a child

Next year in Jerusalem
Something amazing
The dream we've been saving
Next year in Jerusalem
Something amazing

If we are changing
Let it be golden
For we are moving
And melting the snows

If we believe in
All we are holding
Deep as Mariana
The blood through us flows

And it's time to open the faded books
Softly the words there are speaking
Speaking, speaking

Next year in Jerusalem
The songs will get written
The world will then listen
Finally to the universe
Trembling and alive
She's wild like a child

Next year in Jerusalem
Bound to take flight
Like a kite by the seaside
Catch me if you can

And she's waiting to dance
Like you've waited to dance
Waiting to dance

Just as the clouds are floating backwards
Back to a sky that holds their face
We are the vapor
On the lip of this flower
And when she opens
We'll find our place

Next year in Jerusalem
The songs will get written
The world will then listen
Finally to the universe
Trembling and alive
She's wild like a child

Next year in Jerusalem
Something amazing
The dream we've been saving
Next year in Jerusalem
Bound to take flight
Like a kite by the seaside
Catch me if you can

And she's waiting to dance
Like you've waited to dance
Waiting to dance

She Gets Down

Getting her chores done
Before she is asked
Blasting her records
And swigging a flask

She gets down to business
She gets down to business

Slip down the ladder
Swift as a mouse
Hotwire the Camaro
Outside the house

She gets down to business
She gets down to business

Dancing her feet off
Til quarter past four
Back in the classroom
Looking so bored

She gets down to business, darling
She gets down to business, darling
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Who's that guitarist
She don't kiss and tell
Just tipping a doorman
In a five-star hotel

She gets down to business
She gets down to business

Is it fire
Is it wood
She's just got to test the properties
When she's bad is when she's good
She could knock the stuffing out of Socrates

Chasing a mugger
With the heel of her shoe
For a book of old poems
And a bone from Peru

She gets down to business
She gets down to business

Down she gets down
She gets down
When she gets...

Channeling

Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me my love

Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me my love

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
All the particles in slow motion
Like snow falling onto the ocean
Melting on the tip of your tongue
So just taste it

Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me my love

Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me my love

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go

The west wind's blowing you sideways
Close your eyes for the crossfade
The signals in your mind
Take you further

Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me my love

Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me
Are you channeling me my love

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go

Over and above
Over and above
Over and above you go


Madeleine

What to do Madeleine
Sigh or reach Madeleine
What to be Madeleine
Sky or tree Madeleine

Oh Madeleine
She's wooing the rain
And changing the names
Of everything

What's in your hand Madeleine
Much more than you know little darling
Cup your ear towards the window
The owl he hoots in the night

He says, "Who's Madeleine?"
A flickering flame
Rivaling the light from all the stars
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
She's on the ridge in the dusk
Which way will she go
Down to the field of rusteds
She stands so still in the breeze

You stand so still my love
With all your might
Where do you go my love
With your eyes shut tight

Oh Madeleine
There's a swirl at your feet
The leaves they scamper and chide

They say, "Who's Madeleine?"
A flickering flame
Drying the tears of heaven

Escape From New York

They say change is good, change is good
Bleaching the cracks of the neighborhood
Tiny stages crumble, just to feed the trough
No one's making trouble, sSo where is the trade-off

I'm waving the smelling salts
This is your wake up call
Won't you come to mack
Won't you come to

Shadows climb up the wall as they're born
Competing for a flattering form
Who's superior, eerier, eerier
Who's superior, eerier, eerier

The numbers climb with the crane
And every space filled to the brim
When every view becomes the same
A window out or a window in
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Can't tear down their scenery
Blocking everything I believe in
Make your getaway while you still can
Do not be afraid of distant lands
Make your getaway while you still can
You know glass turns back to sand

There is no edge, no frontier
That has not been dredged, we're our worst fear
Plane-safe your phones, beware the drones
As they send in the clones, send in the clones

Mute their sound, cackling and cacking
Pound for pound, fracturing and fracking

I see, I see, see an empire
With no fireflies
No honeybees
No spring-fed wells
No maple trees
No icebergs
No eagles
Just beetles

Can't tear down their scenery
Blocking everything I believe in
Make your getaway while you still can
Do not be afraid of distant lands
Make your getaway while you still can
You know glass turns back to sand

Here's an oar, here's a boat
Sail away through this moat
Under, underground
Under

This Project

I have this project that never gets off the ground
It's rather brilliant, so you might wanna stick around
'Cause when I launch it from sea to shining sea
It's gonna make their eyeballs bleed

Procrastination has been my middle name
Some say it suits me, keeps me out the game
But I may be rising from my featherbed
Got to get them demons bled
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Need a tool or two to complete my master plan
And a little stack of money, honey, collections in the can
And you, holding my hand, baby, hold my hand

Patch this little rowboat, don't wanna spring a leak
From the hot mouth of this estuary, out this tiny creek
'Cause when we launch it from sea to shining sea
There'll be no words that they can speak

And we'll be singing, laughing, laughing to ourselves
We knew we had it in us, every time the basin swells
They'll look so puzzled like wuzzles in the zoo
Just a matter of time before we blew, who knew (we did)

Just need a tune or two to complete my master plan
And a little jar of honey from the green room of the band
They'll look so puzzled like wuzzles in the zoo
Just a matter of time before we blew
Just a matter of time before we blew
Just a matter of time before we're through

Just a matter
Just a matter
Just a matter of time

Frank, You Ruined Me

Do you remember
When you were younger
We met at some party
In some dark hallway

Don't think that you even
Asked me my name
But oh, when you kissed me
I'll never forget
The way you kissed me
Like no one I've met

Frank, you ruined me
Wiped me off the map
Frank, you ruined me
Oh Frank, where you at

From time to time
I'd take out that worn paper
That tempted and taunted
Mocked me and haunted
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Three times I rang you
But I was a fool
I quickly hung up when
You answered so cool

Then three months later
Though I was nervous
I tried you again
But it was too late
No longer in service
Why did I wait

Frank, you ruined me
Wiped me off the map
Frank, you ruined me
Oh Frank, where you at

Now all these years later
I look back on my past
The hundreds of lovers
Three husbands, affairs

Some might say
I had more than my share
A count, a prizefighter
Adds up to who cares

Frank, you ruined me
Wiped me off the map
Frank, you ruined me
Oh Frank, where you at

The way you kissed me
I'll never forget

Hit By A Wandering Moon

Hydrangeas in her basket
Mud on her soles
You know her love is drastic
Where her garden grows

You take her to the seawall
Where the storms hole up
All the lives that lost there
You pour into her cup
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Where did this moon come from
Hit by another wandering one
Creating this face we know
The only face we've ever known
When did these feet touch down
You dressed her in this gown

The wind will take the flowers
The earth will eat the leaves
But thunderclouds and showers
Will not tear the web she weaves

Come and drink her down, dear
Drink until you're done
Eternity is spinning
Like a raging sun
A raging sun

Where did this moon come from
Hit by another wandering one
Creating this face we know
The only face we've ever known
When did these feet touch down
You dressed her in this gown

Where did this moon come from
Hit by another wandering one
Creating this face we know
The only face we've ever known
When did these limbs take form
You melt because she's warm
Shining her night perfume
Lighting her night room
Hit by a wandering moon

Love Me Darling

I looked for you
In the dancing school
Waited for you
In the waiting pool

But you weren't showing
Spanish moss growing
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Wide awake without a sound
Wishing so softly
You'd hear me calling

Love me darling, do
Love me darling, do
I'll hold the fire
Mile after mile
So full of life
I'm burning

The letters were writ long ago
On the skin of a horse
With the quill of a crow
Ladies in waiting
Gentlemen skating

Sashay, sashay, and relevé
Where are you, valentine
The golden dream
Upon the screen
Tattoos the end of time

Love me darling, do
Love me darling, do
I hold the fire
Mile after mile
So full of life
So full of life

So full of life
So full of life
So full of life
So full of life
So full of life

Ghosts Of No

Bird In Your House

Someone once told me what it means
When a bird comes into your house
Is it an omen, is it a curse
Oh I can't recall, can't recall

But in this little story
That's just what occurred
A strange bird who flew in from afar

She circled the eaves
As if she couldn't decide
Weaving in and out of the window
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Finally she settled for a short time
On the south side by the torn curtain
The race of her breast, the twitch of her head
Suggested that she could be hurting

But what can you do for a strange little soul
Whose language isn't your own
Then she started to sing, sing the strangest things
Of a life, a life that was borrowed

And you heard about things
That you couldn't believe
Still you needed to hear every song

Oh what does it mean, what does it mean
When a bird comes into your house
What does it mean, what does it mean
When a bird comes into your house

She flew up the chimney, beating her wings
A sound ever so unsettling
A few moments later she just brushed your head
Round and round the rafters she flew

And you sat so still, holding your breath
And told your heart to stop beating
She swooped down, then there she was
Perched in your hand, there she was

She swooped down, then there she was
Perched in your hand, there she was
She swooped down, then there she was
Perched in your hand, there she was

Her feathers were filthy like a cape of dust
But she smelled of almonds and earth
You could see flecks of blue shimmering through
A strange little bird, there she was

Oh did you ever hold a bird in your hand
A hand where she happened to land
Someone once told me what it's worth
But I can't recall, can't recall
I can't recall, can't recall
I can't recall, can't recall

Rosy Path

Why you gotta leave me
In the shallows baby
Had an understanding
Of what follows, baby

I'll lead you down the rosy path
All that we wish will come to pass
Don't overthink it and don't blink
It's all happening
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Silently I'm keeping
All these secrets, baby
Offshore banking
The perfect setting baby

I'll lead you down the rosy path
All that we wish will come to pass
Don't overthink it and don't blink
It's all happening

As elusive and far as an ancient meteor
How will I ever guess
Where you choose to fall
You showered me in light
A mirror to the night
So come down on me
Way down on me

I could paint a picture
But that's too easy baby
Quoting mighty scripture
What's that proving baby

I'll lead you down the rosy path
All that you wish will come to pass
Don't overthink it and don't blink
It's all happening

The Animals Know

Taking a ride in the country
I don't mind going slowly
The smell of grass and trees
And dancing leaves tickling my nose

I love a skunk by the roadside
When he's warning off his foes
Intoxicating, heady arousal
The animals know
The animals know
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And when I pass a reservoir
I play out a little fantasy
No man exists, not even me
A time before discovery

And the clouds set me free again
As they aimlessly drifting
Nowhere to be, no one to see
The animals know

Maybe I'm never coming back
On these country roads
I might lose my track
On these country roads
I might erase my tracks

Spider balanced on the Queen's lace
Butterfly sipping from a pond
Oh how we breathe the mystery
The animals know

Maybe I'm never coming back
On these country roads
I might lose my track
On these country roads
I might erase my tracks

Cost Of Your Soul

Are you afraid
Afraid of the dark
You're taking a dip
And one slip
You're swimming with sharks

Before my eyes
Words, they are swimming
If you won't
There's someone else who's willing

And the view
From high up can be thrilling
You and I could surely make a killing
copy paste is killing the internet
Won't you sign please
Ignore the conditions
The cost of your soul
Is the cost of admission

I followed a word
The word of the seasons
She whispers endure
But gives me no reason

A one way trip
Can just get you so far
The tissue has hardened and stiffened
Turning to thick scar

How can I
How I can lead them
Dragging a stone up a hill
Ain't much to believe in

So I keep pushing
Some call it ambition
The cost of your soul
Is the cost of admission

If there was a town
For roaming outliers
I'd be cutting a rug with you, babe
Instead of these wires

There once was a star
That dreamed of flotation
Slept in a wine dark sea of lower sensation

God bless the trees
God bless the branches
Spread your message beyond invisible dances

Hiding your roots below ground
Don't take no chances
And that star had a premonition
The cost of your soul
Is the cost of admission
The cost of your soul

Crossrail Drive

If I was a fly
On a frog, in the sky
On a pad, on a lake of olden

Days I would count
Days I would grow
Days I would call for mother

Starve the night
Hope for light
Brother and I
How heavy our eyelids

Cold in the sun
It's cold in the sun
We can't undo what has been done
Even now, scratches soft
The traps in my head
And the roof lifts off
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Off with their heads
Can't stay in bed
Sick of counting cars
Is she never coming home for her babies

Ghosts of no
Fragments show
Hunted by the creek in Burke, Virginia

I want to be touched
I want to be moved
I want to be felt and feeling

Here's where I'll die
Here is where I'll die
Won't you help me
To reach the sky

Higher Power

You're just the proof
All boys aren't created equal
I'll build a church
Around your holy steeple

I give myself to a higher power
It's nature opening this flower
It's nature, opening this flower

Sleepwalking clouds
Fade in and out of being
Recall a sun
Of coral endless dreaming

I give myself to a higher power
It's nature opening this flower
It's nature, opening this flower
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Far away, a morning star
Undresses light and caresses
Castaway
Breezes pledge themselves
To dark tresses

A cape of snow
On branches pale and leaning
Dance to their death
Encrypting deeper meanings

Forces collide
Become a supernova
Like birds, we glide
All emerald seas of clover

I give myself to a higher power
It's nature
Opening this flower
It's nature
Opening this flower
It's nature
Opening this, opening this
Nature
Opening this flower
It's nature
Opening this flower
Nature

Misunderstood

When I take an interest
Don't call it a hobby
My mouth is clairvoyant
So you'd better absolve me

Can't you see baby
You don't understand me
'Cause I'm misunderstood
Don't tangle your britches
When dealing with witches
We're just misunderstood
Misunderstood

They say I've got tough love
But I can be tender
So thankless, tough love
If it's broke, I can mend her
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Can't you see baby
You don't understand me
'Cause I'm misunderstood
Don't tangle your britches
When dealing with witches
We're just misunderstood
Misunderstood

When measuring potions
It's all about doses
Too much can be poison
Inducing psychosis

Can't you see baby
You don't understand me
'Cause I'm misunderstood
Don't tangle your britches
When dealing with witches
We're just misunderstood
Misunderstood
Misunderstood
Misunderstood
Misunderstood
Mis mis mis
Understood
Mis mis mis
Understood
Mis mis mis
Understood
Mis mis mis

The Magician

Oh you're some kind of conjurer
To summon me from the ether
Now what you gonna do with me
Suddenly you've got your hands full
The world comes to a standstill

The moon could be a spotlight
As she trains her cool white hot light in our veins
Shining her wild and strange approval
I'm more than a handful
Transformed into an animal
Electrified by the charge
Wildlife at large
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His wrists twist
The silk whorls
A white dove unfurls
The wand taps
The charm cast
The future encased in the past

Oh you're some kind of conjurer
To summon me from the ether
You know me
First in line to be sawed in half
Sacrifice the golden calf
There is dazzle in that staff
On whose tip electrons dance
Sleepwalking in a trance
Sleepwalking in a trance
Sleepwalking in a trance

Mess Of Mistakes

Don't you wanna get through the night
Something said for sleeping
Instead you choose to fight

And I'm catching the chill off this windowpane
Pelted left and right with your acid rain

It's going to take
A mess of mistakes to get off
And I can't afford
To trip on my sword or get lost

Someone's in the doghouse
Show some puppy love
You know it could be our house
In there lies the rub

And you're annihilated by the smallest thing
'Cause secretly all you want to do is sing
It's going to take a mess of mistakes to get off
And I can't afford to piss off the Lord anymore
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Once again I'm sorry
Something that I said
Now we're both exhausted
Wishing we was dead

The fact there's life so beautiful
Makes it worse
When we're lost to the sun
Like we're under a curse

Can I get a timeout
Can I call a truce
Say this is a tryout
Just a wild deuce

Cause I'm getting better all the time
Pretty soon these little ducks
Are gonna stand in line

It's going to take a mess of mistakes to get off
And I can't afford to trip on my sword or get lost
It's going to take a mess of mistakes
It's going to take a mess of mistakes
It's going to take a mess of mistakes
It's going to take a mess of mistakes

Elysian Fields

You're the window of the ocean
The breath of the wood
With no waste away and no yesterday
No bad and no good
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You're the eighth wonder of the world
The only kind of sight to see
Took a taste, like I was fed a pearl
Filled me to eternity

Eternity moves like an invisible train
Moving the sidewalks, floating the rain
Sweet seed of beauty oh how she yields
In Elysian Fields, Elysian Fields

Now I'm walking, oh so slowly
Like I'll never arrive
It's the only way of being
Forever alive

You're the eighth wonder of the world
The only kind of sight to see
Luxuriate in every wild curl
Every new design she brings

In every design she's painting your fate
She will unfold, she will dilate
Sweet seed of beauty oh how she yields
In Elysian Fields, Elysian Fields

The piano player knows all your numbers
And waking is sweeter, sweeter than slumber
You've culled a light from a lifeless stone
You're not alone, you're not alone
There is no death, there is no form
Only the source you've known all along
Sweet seed of beauty oh how she yields
In Elysian Fields

Shadow Of The Living Light

I did not rush to be seen
Floating in mother's warm dark sea
Endlessly
My resistance wore down on a Friday
Near noon

Piercing the light too soon
Too soon
Mostly not visible but to the air
Mostly not visible but to the air
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I met the world slowly
Slowly
Thought I was a stowaway
Caressed me into being
For nearly nothing
Thought I was a stowaway
Guess I was a stowaway

Mostly not visible but to the air
Mostly not visible but to the air
Mostly not visible but to the air
Shadow of the living light
Mostly not visible but to the air
Shadow of the living light
Mostly not visible but to the air
Shadow of the living light

Shadow of the living light
Shadow of the living light

NON ALBUMS TRACKS

All Apologies

( Live fou du roi 2011 / Nirvana Cover )

What else should I be
All apologies
What else can I say
Everyone is gay
What else could I write
I don't have the right.
What else should I be
All Apologies

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything's my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqua seafoam shame
Sunburn with freezer burn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married, married, married
Buried
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are
All in all is all we are...

Bad, Bad World

( Firewater with Jennifer Charles )

I'm a bad, bad boy
Everybody tells me so
I'm a bad, bad boy
I get clocked with all the wrong faces

I'm a bad, bad girl
I read it on a bathroom wall
I'm a bad, bad girl
I hang out in all the wrong places

Take me, take me
It's alright, you wont break me
What's it feel like?
Could it be like it's never been before?

I'm a bad, bad girl
Everybody says it's true
I'm a bad, bad boy
But I haven't even started to be bad yet

Take me, take me
It's alright, you wont break me
Could it be like ecstasy like it never was before?

And we're going down...
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
But it's the only one we've got

It's a bad, bad world (It's a bad bad world)
Always kicks you when you're down (Always kicks you when you're down)
It's a bad, bad world (It's a bad bad world)
Ah...

Take me, take me
It's alright, you can't break me
Could it be like ecstasy ike it never was before?

And I need you now...
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
But it's the only one we've got

'Cause it's a bad, bad world
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
'Cause it's a bad, bad world
But it's the only one we've got

'Cause it's a bad, bad world...

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Bang Bang

( Jean Louis Murat & Jennifer Charles )

Tous vos désirs me dominent
Tous vos rires tous vos enchantements
Chaque geste
Même inutile
Mêle au désir un affolement
Est-ce ainsi d'écorce
Fille
Que l'on va au monde épais
En quelques battements de cils
Que la pluie de ci de là
Inonde

Avez-vous vu le contour
Est-on encore loin du Pacifique
Eh Louison gueule d'amour
Attends-tu que te défigure le cockpit
Est-ce ainsi d'écorce
Fille
Que l'on va de ci de là au monde
En quelques battements de cils
Que la pluie de ci de là
Inonde

Bang bang bang
You shot my heart...


C'est le monde qui s'arc-boute
Dans quelques instants nous verrons les cieux
De la piste
De l'autoroute
Où l'on jure que l'on est amoureux
Est-ce ainsi d'écorce
Fille
Que l'on va de ci de là au monde
En quelques battements de cils
Que la pluie de ci de là
Inonde

Mais jetez quelques instants
Votre doux regard
Au fond des tripes

Bang bang bang
You shot my heart...

Mais qu'auriez-vous fait sans moi, mes petits chats?
Eh bien... obéi comme des cadavres!
Mais qu'auriez-vous fait sans moi, mes petits chats?
Eh bien... obéi comme des cadavres... tiens!

Bonnie & Clyde

( Live / Serge Gainsbourg )

Vous avez lu l'histoire
De Jesse James
Comment il vécut
Comment il est mort
Ca vous a plus hein
Vous en demandez encore
Et bien
Ecoutez l'histoire
De Bonnie and Clyde

Alors voilà
Clyde a une petite amie
Elle est belle et son prénom
C'est Bonnie
A eux deux ils forment
Le gang Barrow
Leurs noms
Bonnie Parker et Clyde Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Moi lorsque j'ai connu Clyde autrefois
C'était un gars loyal honnête et droit
Il faut croire que c'est la société
Qui m'a définitivement abîmé

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Qu'est c' qu'on a pas écrit sur elle et moi
On prétend que nous tuons de sang froid
C'est pas drôle mais on est bien obligé
De faire taire celui qui se met à gueuler

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Chaque fois qu'un policeman se fait buter
Qu'un garage ou qu'une banque se fait braquer
Pour la police ça ne fait pas d'myster
C'est signé Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Maintenant chaque fois qu'on essaie de se ranger
De s'installer tranquille dans un meublé
Dans les trois jours voilà le tac tac tac
Des mitraillettes qui reviennent à l'attaque

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Un de ces quatre nous tomberons ensemble
Moi je m'en fous c'est pour Bonnie que je tremble
Qu'elle importance qu'ils me fassent la peau
Moi Bonnie je tremble pour Clyde Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

De toute façon ils ne pouvaient plus s'en sortir
La seule solution c'était mourir
Mais plus d'un les a suivis en enfer
Quand sont morts Barrow et Bonnie Parker

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Crude sunlight

( Jennifer Charles with Tweaker )

Careful, they think i'm sleeping
If i could just trick this machine
Oh God, who are they
And what does it mean
No i can't let them touch me
And i can't let them see
Crack in the wall
The only place i can crawl for safety
I'm crawling inside
But i've still got to know
Why am i afraid to go
Had i slipped into the wrong door
Even though it felt so fine
Crude sunlight rolling through my window
Telling me it's not your time
And still the voices calling
C'mon
Crack in the wall
The only place i can crawl to safety
When i was dead
Three headless voices that said they loved me
Such a love was blinding
There i can't fall
And the floor is the wall i'm scaling
Gonna give them all the slip
I've had it
I've got to abandon ship
Never gonna go back there
Never gonna go back there
The last minute
I've got to abandon ship
Shivering under a wave
Another lonely seasons slave
I've had it
I've got to abandon it
Let me start all over again
This couldn't be the end
There's something i've got to say

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Dancing In The Dark

( Bruce Springsteen Cover / Live 2005 )

I get up in the evening
And I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain't nothing but tired
I'm just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Message keeps getting clearer
Radio's on and I'm moving 'round the place
I check my look in the mirror
I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face
Man, I ain't getting nowhere
Just living in a dump like this
There's something happening somewhere
Oh baby I just know that there is

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

You sit around getting older
There's a joke here somewhere and it's on me
I'll shake this world off my shoulders
Come on, baby, the laugh's on me

Stay on the streets of this town
And they'll be carving you up all right
They say you gotta stay hungry
Hey, baby, I'm just about starving tonight
I'm dying for some action
I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write this book
I need a love reaction
Come on now, baby, gimme just one look

You can't start a fire
Sitting 'round crying over a broken heart
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark
You can't start a fire
Worrying about your little world falling apart
This gun's for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Diamonds all day

( Elysian Fields EP )

He said, I can still see you coming in my mind's eye,
He said, I remember dying when you drained all my life,
Diamonds all day,
I want some, I need your,
Diamonds all day,
I want some, I need to pray,

He said, Naughty raw sugar, naughty raw sugar drips
From your sweet ocean's lips,
Give me another kiss, give me another sip,
naughty raw sugar,
Are you moving for me?,
Are you moving for me?,
Diamonds all day,
Away now, hush baby,
Diamonds all day,
Away now, sweet baby,
Diamonds all day,
Away now, hush mayday
Mayday

*** Transcribed by Xan ***

Flatline

( Clinical Trial Bootleg )

The light gleams like acetylene
On this house in the outland
The bed clay is a cracked hand
Where all water disappears
And all the atmosphere is barely breathing
Dust is sweeping to and fro
The flies are thick as soup
And wounds are weeping
We'll not be coming here again
Cause there's a flat line creeping through the sun
It's got a choke hold on everyone
Guess this dust-bowl lease is already run
Cause there's a flat line creeping through the sun
And it's so hot
And it's so hot
In the new world order
There's no one here today
Even the ghosts are gone
The barn door's banging in the wind
The flies are glowing green
And wounds are weeping
We'll not be coming here again
Cause there's a flat line creeping through the sun
It's got a choke hold on everyone
Guess this dust-bowl lease has already run
Cause there's a flat line creeping through the sun
And it's so hot
And it's so hot
And the ants dream of a new world order

Get rich

( Elysian Fields EP )

Why shiver baby
The shakes don't suit you well
I'm on fire lately
Why contort yourself
When you could get licks off of me

Why so sullen baby
Your face might freeze like that
I've got heaven waiting
Why keep holding back
When you could get bliss off of me

Your luck runs here
Where are you going
It's so clear
Still you don't know it

Who needs gurus baby
Who needs Hubbard
I've got lessons waiting
They just don't cover
Why don't you get wise off of me

Your luck runs here
Where are you going
It's so clear
But still you don't know it

Stuff those mushrooms baby
Lose that hookah
I pack a wallop
And I'm no palooka
Why don't you get hits
Why don't you get rich
Why don't you get bliss
Off of me

*** Transcribed by Xan ***

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

(The Beatles cover)

She's not a girl who misses much
Do do do do do do do do, oh yeah
She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pane

The man in the crowd with the multicoloured mirrors
On his hobnail boots
Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy
Working overtime
A soap impression which he made of his wife
And donated to the National Trust

I need a fix 'cause I'm going down
Down to the bits that I left uptown
I need a fix 'cause I'm going down

Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun

Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun, mama
When I hold you in my arms, oooooh yeah
And I feel my fingers all over your oil fields, oooooh yeah
I know no one's lesson is gonna hurt me, oooooh yeah
Because happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm, yes it is, gun
Don't you know that happiness is a warm gun?
Yes it is, baby

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Heaven Hop

(Cole Porter cover played on White Sessions, 2001)

Up in heaven's happy portals
Where the parties never stop
All the debonarie immortals
Do a dance called the heaven hop

Spread those wings and start them flappin'
Crack their whipping, make it happen
Start right now, do the heaven hop

An eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth
For a mouth, tongue and ??
Start right now, do the heaven hop

Come on blow me,
Gave(?) real blow me
Don't try to snow me
?? up and show me
You're down the bussiness

Spread those wings and start them flappin'
Crack that whipping, keep it snaping
Start right now, do the heaven hop
Start right now, do the heaven hop
Right this way, do the heaven hop

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

I Cover The Waterfront

( Billie Holiday's cover )

Away from the city, the hurts and knocks,
I'm standing alone by the desolate docks
In the still and the chill of the night

I see the horizon, the great unknown
My heart has an ache, it's as heavy as stone
Will the dawn coming on make it last?

I cover the waterfront
I'm watching the sea
Will the one that I love be coming back to me?

I cover the waterfront
In search of my love,
And I'm covered by a starless sky above.

Here am I patiently waiting
Hoping and longing.
Oh, how I yearn...
Where are you? Are you forgetting?
Do you remember? Will you return?

I cover the waterfront
I'm watching the sea
Will the one that I love be coming back to me?

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

I'll Wind

(Billie Holiday Cover)

Blow ill wind
Blow away
Let me rest today.
You're blowin' me no good

Go ill wind
Go away
Skies are oh so gray
Around my neighborhood
And that's not good

You're only misleadin' the sunshine I'm needin'
Ain't that a shame?
It's so hard to keep up with troubles that creep up
From out of nowhere
When love's to blame.

So ill wind, blow away.
Let me rest today.
You're blowin' me no good.

You're only misleadin' the sunshine I'm needin',
Ain't that a shame?
It's so hard to keep up with troubles that creep up
From out of nowhere
When love's to blame.

So ill wind, blow away.
Let me rest today.
You're blowin' me no good.
No good
No good
No good

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

I Will

(Tangled soundtrack)

I'll keep you safe
I'll dedicate myself to you
I'll lye awake
I'll captivate the stars for you
I Will

I'm falling through this open window
You'll never guess what I have seen
All I can say is that is beautiful
Don't you dare wake me from this dream

I'll keep you safe
I'll dedicate myself to you
I'll lye awake
I'll captivate the stars for you
I Will
I Will
I Will

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Les Amours Perdues

( Serge Gainsbourg Cover / Great Jewish Music LP )

Les amours perdues
Ne se retrouvent plus
Et les amants délaissés
Peuvent toujours chercher
Les amours perdues
Ne sont pas loin pourtant
Car les amants délaissés
Ne peuvent oublier
Tous les serments de coeur
Tous les serments d'amour
Tous les serre-moi serre-moi dans tes bras
Mon amour
On s'aimera toujours
Toujours toujours
Toujours toujours
Toujours tou...
Les amours perdues
Ne se retrouvent plus
Et les amants délaissés
Peuvent toujours chercher
Mes amours perdues
Hantent toujours mes nuits
Et dans des bras inconnus
Je veux trouver l'oubli
Toi tu m'aimeras
Je ne te croirai pas
Tout reviendra comme au jour
De mes premières amours
Tous les serments de coeur
Tous les serments d'amour
Tous les serre-moi serre-moi dans tes bras
Mon amour
On s'aimera toujours
Toujours toujours
Toujours toujours
Toujours tou...
Les amours perdues
Ne se retrouvent plus
Et les amants délaissés
Peuvent toujours chercher

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Lie Low

( Bend Your Mind EP )

You don't come out
You're alone as you tremble
I want you to be mine
But you hide and you're hidden
It's inside where you're living
You lie low
Though there's no protection from my love
From the rack
Why won't you come out tonight
You lie low
In between you and me
A smokescreen
That's all I see
Give up your fears
Taste the verge of my equator
I need you to be mine
But you're blind in your blizzard
Come inside for asylum
You lie low


Life's a Gas

( Marc Bolan's cover - Great Jewish Music LP )

I could have loved you girl like a planet
I could have changed your heart to a star
But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

I could have built a house on the ocean
I could have placed your love in the sky
But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

I could have turned you into a princess
I could have burned your face in the sand
But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

But it really doesn't matter at all
No, it really doesn't matter at all
Life's a gas

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Lifeboat

(Cover of Lovage played on Tonic, NY, on april 2004)

After all our dreams went down
Sinking for our very eyes
Still echoing the sounds
Of those frozen dreadful cries

Witnessed the passing of our only loves
Lose a battle to the sea
Why did you choose my only love
Could've easily been me

But it seems that though there was some other plan
One I don't care to understand
In the refuge of these foreign arms
I could find the holy land

How can it be that we defy this tragedy
From this lifeboat in the dark
Is it wrong that we could come together
Wind and sorrow bear a spark

In our soaking and desperation
The truest thing we'd ever known
But to admit that to the world would be blasphemy
Just to show we had our ground

How can it be that we defy this tragedy
From this lifeboat in the dark
Is it wrong that we could come together
Wind and sorrow bear a spark

How can it be that we defy this tragedy
From this lifeboat in the dark
Is it wrong that we could come together
Wind and sorrow bear a spark

How can it be that we defy this tragedy
From this lifeboat in the dark
Is it wrong that we could come together
Wind and sorrow bear a spark
Wind and sorrow bear a spark

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu & Amanda for this one ***

Mr. Cardiac

(Jennifer Charles & Firewater)

Hey Mr. Cardiac
Where's my heart attack?
I placed my order six hours ago.
Come on, listen man
You got to understand
I got places to meet
And people to make
And money to blow

Hey Mr. Solitaire
I ain't no Frigidaire
Don't play the martyr
Like the rest of those clowns
Get off your easy chair
Call Tony Millionaire
Cause we're going to town
And you're setting 'em up
And I'm knocking them down

Hey Mr. Cardiac
Please can you spare me ten dollars?
Hey, what do you say Mr. Cardiac
I'll pay you on Friday
But can't you help me with a dime?

Don't tell Chameleon Man
He never understands
Sits on his fortune
And stares at the wall
Let's hot-wire a Cadillac
Take it to hell and back
Let's get away from it all
You've got her in your hand
She's got him by the balls

Hey Mr. Cardiac
Please can you spare me ten dollars?
Hey, what do you say Mr. Cardiac
I'll pay you on Friday
But can't you help me with a dime?

Little Miss Succubous
Caught a downtown bus
Chasing the dragon a quarter to five
Spare me the tickertape
Time to negotiate
Give me the long and the short
Are you on the inside?
Is she dead or alive?

Hey Mr. Cardiac
Please can you spare me ten dollars?
Hey, what do you say Mr. Cardiac
I'll pay you on Friday
But can't you help me with a dime?

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Monsieur craindrait les demoiselles

( Jennifer Charles With Jean-Louis Murat )

Ainsi monsieur craindrait l'amour
Ainsi monsieur craindrait les demoiselles
Monsieur craint les éclaboussures
A peur d'être éclaboussé d'amour

Ainsi monsieur craindrait le jour
Monsieur refuse toute idée de contour
Monsieur craindrait la salissure
A peur d'être oh ! maculé d'amour

Mon pauvre ami vous baisez trop
Saurez-vous jamais, saurez-vous jamais
Mon pauvre ami vous bandez trop
Saurez-vous jamais ce qu'est l'amour ?

Ainsi monsieur craindrait les rires
Ainsi monsieur prendrait à la sauvette
Ah, Monsieur craint tant les sanglots
A peur d'être éclaboussé d'amour

Mon pauvre ami abandonnez
Ainsi monsieur craindrait les demoiselles
A peur d'être oh ! maculé d'amour

Mon pauvre ami vous baisez trop
Saurez-vous jamais, saurez-vous jamais
Mon pauvre ami vous bandez trop
Saurez-vous jamais ce qu'est l'amour ?

Move me

( Elysian Fields EP )

I put my hands in the fire,
But I can't feel the flame,
Prism branding twisted night,
Fire reflecting a torchlight
A torchlight

I walk on ice,
Always sliding,
But it's dry,
Bone dry, 
Skating the side of the moon,
Look inside,
Fall through, fall through
Move me, move me.

Trigger the sky,
Open my eyes,
Move me, move me.

I lay my head on the wire,
But I can't feel the pain,
Fated to stand by and smile 
In the glass,
It talks back,
It talks back,
Move me, move me.

Trigger the sky,
Open my eyes,
Move me, move me.

Trigger the sky,
Open my eyes X9

*** Transcribed by Xan ***

Oyster

( Bend Your Mind EP )

Squeeze a lemon
Lips explode
My love is slippery
Watch me glow
Rest on shell beds
Cool blue ice
Feel love coming
Gonna down it whole
It's nice and yummy
Plump and salty
You make me say
Don't look for pearls
Cause you're my king
Can't wait to swallow
Love comes quick
Taste you inside
You're so slick and yummy

People Are Strange

(The Doors cover)

People are strange, when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
People seem wicked, when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven, when you're down.

When you're strange, faces come out of the rain
When you're strange, no one remembers your name
When you're strange, when you're strange, when you're strange.

People are strange, when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
People seem wicked, when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven, when you're down.

When you're strange, faces come out of the rain
When you're strange, no one remembers your name
When you're strange, when you're strange, when you're strange.

When you're strange, faces come out of the rain
When you're strange, no one remembers your name
When you're strange, when you're strange, when you're strange.

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Planet Queen

( Live / T.Rex Cover )

Planet Queen
Perchance to dream
She used my head
Like an exploder
The Planet Queen

The world's the same
I am to blame
She used my head
Like a revolver
The world's the same

Well it's all right
Love is what you want
Flying saucer take me away
Give me your daughter

Well it's all right
Love is what you want
Flying saucer take me away
Give me your daughter

Dragon head
Machine of lead
Cadillac King
Dancer in the midnight
Dragon head

Planet Queen
Perchance to dream
She used my head
Like a revolver
The world's the same

Well it's all right
Love is what you want
Flying saucer take me away
Give me your daughter

Well it's all right
Love is what you want
Flying saucer take me away
Give me your daughter...

Tangled Up in Blue

( Bob Dylan cover / Tangled DVD )

Early one mornin' the sun was shinin',
I was layin' in bed
Wond'rin' if she'd changed at all
If her hair was still red.
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like Mama's homemade dress
Papa's bankbook wasn't big enough.
And I was standin' on the side of the road
Rain fallin' on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through,
Tangled up in blue.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe
"I thought you'd never say hello," she said
"You look like the silent type."
Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the thirteenth century.
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burnin' coal
Pourin' off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you,
Tangled up in blue.

So now I'm goin' back again,
I got to get to her somehow.
All the people we used to know
They're an illusion to me now.
Some are mathematicians
Some are carpenter's wives.
Don't know how it all got started,
I don't know what they're doin' with their lives.
But me, I'm still on the road
Headin' for another joint
We always did feel the same,
We just saw it from a different point of view,
Tangled up in blue.

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

The Circus

(Jennifer Charles & Firewater)

I remember a jet slowly scraping
Low and heavy across a sky of slate
I remember the angle of your elbow
As it doubled back
In the crack of fists across a face
I remember the suck of boots in mud
Guttural, sexual, in those clandestine woods

Down at the river's edge
Below the concrete bed
The smell of lilac in your hair
Where the stinging nettles grow
The the lonely rushes blow
I left you in a culvert there

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Buildings and dreams dissolve into rust
Now all the flowers are turning brown
Cause the circus is coming to town
Cause the circus is coming to town

I remember dying to cry out
But throat-stuck with briars and stones
As your ruddy lips grew much ruddier

Step you lightly now
We must keep our voices down
The dogs of remorse
Follow close on the wind
Take your face off, don't be shy
They can't hunt you with their eyes
But surely they know the scent of sin

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Buildings and dreams dissolve into rust
Now all the flowers are turning brown
Cause the circus is coming to town
Cause the circus is coming to town

I remember falling, falling back
Into that tangled bed: a mesh of twigs
Deflowered like a virgin bride
In the ground swell of spring
Underneath that deciduous canopy
Propped up with jagged scaffolding
Is that a train or thunder coming?
Is that a train or thunder?

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

This Is Hardcore

(Pulp cover)

You are hardcore, you make me hard.
You name the drama, I'll play the part.
It seems I saw you in some teenage wet dream.
I like your get up if you know what I mean.

I want it bad.
I want it now.
Oh can't you see I'm ready now.

I've seen all the pictures,
I've studied them forever.
I wanna make a movie so let's star in it together.
Don't make a move 'til I say, "Action."

Oh, here comes the Hardcore life.

Put your money where your mouth is tonight.
Leave your make-up on, I'll leave on the light.
Come over here babe and talk in the mic.
Oh yeah I hear you now.
It's gonna be one hell of a night.
You can't be a spectator.
Oh no.
You got to take these dreams and make them whole.

This is Hardcore
There is no way back for you.
This is Hardcore
This is me on top of you
And I can't believe that it took me this long.
That it took me this long.

Oh this is the eye of the storm.
It's what men in stained raincoats pay for but in here it is pure, yeah.
This is the end of the line.
I've seen the storyline played out so many times before.

Oh that goes in there.
And that goes in there.
And that goes in there.
And that goes in there.
And then it's over.

Oooh, what a hell of a show
What I'd like to know
What exactly do you do for an encore?
'Cause this is Hardcore.

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

To One In Paradise

(Edgar Allan Poe poem)

Thou wast all that to me, love,
For which my soul did pine
The green isle in the sea, love,
The fountain and the shrine,
All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers,
And all the flowers mine.

Ah, dream too bright to last
Ah, starry hope that didst arise
But to be overcast

A voice from out the Future cries,
"On, on", but o'er the Past
Dim gulf, my spirit hovering lies
Mute, motionless, aghast

For, alas! alas! with me
The light of Life is o'er
No more, no more, no more
What language holds the solemn sea
To the sands upon the shore
Shall bloom the thunder-blasted tree
Or the eagle soar

And all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy grey eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams

By what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams.
By what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams.
By what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams.

*** Thanx a lot to Chogu for this one ***

Witness

( Clinical Trial Bootleg )

I feel so flower and so lonely
I feel so bouquet in the dark
You're my witness in the mirror
Cause I suck you every day
I want to take you on
Make you shine like a bruise
I want to take you on
Drink the wine from your wound
Find your mother in my make-up
Drag me under six feet down
There's no logic to this madness
Pick your poison
Trick this smile
I want to take you riding
Take you flying little bird
Fly your kite inside me
To the mountain with the word
I want to take you riding
Take you flying little bird
Fly your kite inside me
To the mountain with the word
When the sea is lapping
Muse is strapping in her child
Find the petals fading
Night is shading
In the wild

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