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

There’s a certain ‘beauty and the beast’ quality to the greatest male/female singer/songwriter duos… Consider Jane Birkin, the well-heeled toast of 60s society, hooking up with Serge Gainsbourg, the filthy Gallic singer/songwriter’s ever-present gauze of Gauloise smoke irreversibly clouding her reputation. Or there’s Nancy Sinatra, the golden daughter of the Chairman Of The Board, whose career was rescued from its early doldrums thanks to the intervention of producer Lee Hazlewood, who injected a gravely, cynical tone that gave Nancy’s subsequent records a disquieting, idiosyncratic charm. And so it is with Ballad Of The Broken Seas, an album length collaboration between Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan.
There’s a similar sense of contrast, between Isobel’s aching, pristine chill of a vocal, and Lanegan’s wounded, regret-stewed burr. Their musical backpages could hardly be more different; Isobel found her initial fame playing cello and singing with deftly-melodic Glaswegian indie collective Belle & Sebastian, before branching off for the lushly-orchestrated melancholia of her Gentle Waves for two LPs, and releasing her debut solo album, the acclaimed Amorino, in 2003. Lanegan, on the other hand, sang for Screaming Trees, perhaps the greatest and most underrated of all the grunge bands, until their dissolution in 2000, since when he has juggled the solo career he began while still in the Trees, and a unique role as occasional frontman of Queens Of The Stoneage. The sweet, folksy girl and the grizzled rawk guy; a classic cocktail, perhaps, but the roles are inverted, in this case.

“It’s weird,” begins Isobel, “as much as Nancy Sinatra was an influence on this album, as an artist I identify much more with Lee Hazlewood, or with Serge Gainsbourg over Jane Birkin. I’m writing most of the songs, I’m producing the music,” she laughs, “I’m in the Serge/Lee role, and Mark Lanegan is my own personal Jane or Nancy, which is a thought that amuses me greatly! “I had things I wanted to say, from a male perspective, in these songs, and it’s good to have a male voice to sing them for me.”

And what a voice… In the songs that make up Ballad Of The Broken Seas, Lanegan sounds, by turns, haunted, shipwrecked, exultant, lost. Isobel, similarly, draws the drama out of these songs with poise and subtlety, singing cautious hope and damned hopelessness as the lyrics demand. Together, the voices complete each other, the songs dialogues as much as duets. The partnership began as Isobel was working on Time Is Just The Same, an EP she released shortly after Amorino, in 2004. The title track featured Eugene Kelly, formerly of The Vaselines and Captain America/Eugenius, on guest vocals, but Kelly’s voice was too high to sing his lines on ‘Why Does My Head Hurt So’, one of the EP’s other songs. Isobel’s boyfriend at the time played her one of Lanegan’s justly-lauded solo album, and Campbell knew she’d found the voice for the song.

After sending the song to Lanegan’s label, the singer contacted Campbell while he was working on his 2004 Mark Lanegan Band album, Bubblegum, singing the song down the phone to her on their first conversation. They finally met when Queens Of The Stone Age played Glasgow’s Barrowlands that Summer, and met again when he played Scotland with his Mark Lanegan Band a couple of months later. Speeding across Glasgow in the back of someone’s car, Lanegan suggested they record an album together. “And I thought, yeah, we should,” remembers Isobel. “If he hadn’t suggested it, I wouldn’t have taken the idea seriously. But he did. We began an email conversation, I’d send him ideas and he’d send some back. He was so encouraging, so it was easy. I just felt like I wanted to do something good.”

Isobel produced the album, and wrote most of the songs, except for "Revolver," for which Lanegan wrote the lyrics and melody and Isobel arranged the strings, and "It’s Hard To Kill A Bad Thing," which Isobel’s guitarist Jim McCulloch wrote. Mark and Isobel discussed Sinatra and Hazlewood, Birkin and Gainsbourg, but when it came time to write and record the music, Isobel was entirely besotted with the elemental soul of Johnny Cash’s American Recordings, specifically the Solitary Man and The Man Comes Around volumes. “I just became obsessed with those records,” Isobel remembers. “They sound so great, so natural and so strong. I remembered telling Mark, when we began, that I wanted to record something classic sounding and timeless. It helped, having such a unique voice to work with. I used those Johnny Cash CDs as reference while we were recording, to show the engineer what I was after. “Nancy and Lee’s Some Velvet Morning was a huge influence too,” she admits, “For the contrast of the voices, for that production - it’s like dustbowl Americana, but really weird and psychedelic.” The songs of Ballad Of The Broken Seas sprawl across this very canvas Isobel was imagining, songs of betrayal and loss, of a near-cinematic richness, an exquisitely detailed high drama in love with the romance of melancholy. “There’s an atmosphere of loss, of transience,” Isobel muses, “The melancholy we can all have, as humans. But it’s magnified, made larger than life, like some kind of Brothers Grimm fantasy, with added weirdness and heightened drama.” Dreamy, beautiful, with bitterness sluicing around its insides like the dregs of a bottle of wine, Ballad Of The Broken Seas is a remarkable record. Lend it your ear, and it will steal your heart.




Amorino
- 2003-10-07 -

Amorino
The Breeze Whispered Your Name
Monologue for an Old True Love
October's Sky (Instrumental)
Cat's Pyjamas
Why Does My Head Hurt So (Instrumental)
Johnny Come Home
Poor Butterfly (Instrumental)
Love for Tomorrow
There Is No Greater Gold
This Land Flows With Milk
Song for Baby
Time Is Just the Same


Ballad Of The Broken Seas
- 2006-03-07 - with Mark Lanegan

Deus Ibi Est
Black Mountain
The False Husband
Ballad Of The Broken Seas
Revolver
Ramblin' Man
(Do You Wanna) Come Walk With Me
Saturday's Gone
It's Hard To Kill A Bad Thing (Instrumental)
Honey Child What Can I Do
Dusty Wreath
The Circus Is Leaving Town

 


Milkwhite sheets
- 2006-10-23 -

O Love Is Teasin’
Willow’s Song
Yearning
James (Instrumental)
Hori Horo
Reynardine
Milkwhite Sheets (Instrumental)
Cachel Wood
Beggar, Wiseman Or Thief
Loving Hannah
Are You Going To Leave Me
Over The Wheat & The Barley (Instrumental)
Thursday’s Child
Bird In The Wood

 

Sunday At Devil Dirt
- 2008-05-05 - with Mark Lanegan



Seafaring Song
The Raven
Salvation
Who Built The Road
Come On Over
(Turn Me On)
Back Burner
The Flame That Burns
Shotgun Blues
Keep Me In Mind, Sweetheart
Something To Believe
Trouble
Sally, Don't You Cry
Hawk
- 2010-08-24 - with Mark Lanegan



We Die and See Beauty Reign
You Won't Let Me Down Again
Snake Song
Come Undone
No Place to Fall
Get Behind Me
Time of the Season

Hawk (Instrumental)
Sunrise
To Hell & Back Again
Cool Water
Eyes of Green
Lately
Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

All alone
Argomenti
Bang bang
Barbara Ellen
Black Is The Colour
Bordello Queen
Dabbling In The Dew
Further into the night
Ghost of yesterday
Love hurts
Nottamun Town
NYC
Please Don't Do It In Here
Somebody's on my mind
St. James Infirmary
Tell me more and more
The Beat Goes On
The Clearing
Walk Away
Who needs you
Why Does My Head Hurt So
Wilderness

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Amorino

Amorino

Make it whole
Heart and soul
Heart and soul...

Make it whole
Heart and soul
Heart and soul...

Make it whole
Heart and soul
Heart and soul...

Un jour je t'emmènerai
Vers ce grand pays froid
Là où l'été se tait
La nuit la pluie sans cesse
Engouffré par l'hiver
Et blotti contre toi
Je te raconterai
Cette envie qui fait vivre

One day I will lead you
Towards this large cold country
Where the summer remains silent
The endless rain in night
Engulfed by the winter
And sheltered in you
I will tell you
This desire which makes live

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

The Breeze Whispered Your Name

This is a story
That happened long ago
I never thought love would ever find me
Only infernal pain and woe
Weeping and wailing
"Saw gold and could not drink"
(from "Season In Hell", Rimbaud)
Somnambulance eased the sea of questions
A sea of trouble brings and then

The breeze whispered your name
Long enough to hear it
Trees whispered the same
What I must do is follow you

Into the water and all the way to sea
Little fishes and eels and frogs dive after
So careless and so free
Must I abide now
Against the glassy stream
To wake or to sleep, remain forever
The strangest lily seen

And then the breeze whispered your name
Long enough to hear it
Trees whispered the same
What I must do is follow you

Monologue for an Old True Love

Tell me how I play around
So you say "I don't want you"
Go and play your little game
But still I'm going to haunt you now
Wearing your guitar
Letting your soul cry
Look into my eyes

Every time you miss the point
Yet every time you scold me
Talking so self-righteously
About everything you showed me, boy
Wearing your guitar
Letting your soul cry
Look into my eyes

And still your spirit comes to me
You were the one for life
You brightened up the sun for me
Even through all the fights

And still your spirit comes to me
You were the one for life
You brightened up the sun for me
Even through all the fights

This is not about what we see
A silhouette or colour
This is not about gaining points
But loving one and other
Boy, say you're angry now
I wonder why
You've got then round your little finger
You say you're angry now
Though I wonder why
The pattern it was in full swing
Yeah yeah yeah

Say you're angry now
I wonder why
You've got then round your little finger

Cat's Pyjamas

Have you ever wanted to look beyond clouds and the stars
Want to know what causes the trees to burn
And what changes the darkness into light
If you talk like this, people call you crazy
But if I could figure out just one of these things
What eternity is for example
I wouldn't care if they did call me crazy


So fine, so elegant
Fun with no money spent
Each minute of the day, boy
That’s why I’m asking you
What is a girl to do
To make you notice her too

Marching to a different beat
When we walk down the street
Other girls won't alarm us
They think we're the cat's pyjamas

That’s why I’m asking you
What is a girl to do
To make you notice her too

Johnny come home

Johnny, i'm alone and i'm feeling blue
Now you're grazing on pastures new
Cut the cord and we let it go
A nightingale flying, high and on its own
When you coming home?

Words came, violently filling up the room
Lovers have their own private mood
To taste the honey, we must taste blood
The poison nectar
And if we were on fire
Why we grow so tired?

Da-badaba-da-da-da-badaba
Da-badaba-da-da-da-badaba
Da-badaba-da-da-da-badaba
Da-badaba-da-da-da-badaba

Johnny, i'm alone and i'm feeling blue
Now you're lazing on pastures new
Lost my devil and lost my saint
Waiting's like dying...

If you are alone
Darling, come back home

Da-badaba-da-ba-da-badaba
Da-badaba-da-da-da-badaba
Da-badaba-da-da-da-badaba
Da-badaba-da-da-da-badaba

Love For Tomorrow

And now you come to me
Offering a rainbow
And now you come to me
With love for tomorrow

But now we must be wise
We have both been burnt here
I'm looking in your eyes
Yet still there's much to learn

Yours is to question why
My best occupation
Is letting life pass me by
Loving is not my thing

And yet you persevere
You mean the world to me, boy
If we don't give this thing a try
We'll wonder why

Sure as the rainbow climbs
After clouds and thunder
Sure as the sunbeam shines on fear
Because you're near

And so I come to you
Offering a rainbow
I'm giving only you
My love for tomorrow

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

There Is No Greater Gold

Love used to be a stranger to me
Love was so disappointing
I was waiting for a sign
I was looking for some company
So I took a walk outside
What a lucky day

I saw the devil waiting for me
He'd bullets and green paper
He'd been walking through the earth
Swinging to and fro and down in it
(from" the Book of Job" 1.6)
As I turned to walk away
That's when I saw your face

Love, there is nothing better than this
Love, think of all the chances we miss
See the people walking by
With their mobile and computer eyes
If they'd just afford the time
There is no greater gold

Love, I don't think I'll see you again
It isn't easy you say we're friends
When you opened up your heart
Just enough to make me see again
When you stopped to take my hand
It was meant this way
It was meant this way

This land flows with milk

The sun the moon
And the stars too
Fall to my feet
When I'm with you
Wilderness fades
With dark decay
December's june
November's may
This land flows with milk
This land flows with milk

Across the sea
You say today

I'm in your town, you're in the states
Even still we'll lie awake
Two thousand and one
The year of snakes

This land flows with milk
This land flows with milk

The sun the moon
And the stars too
Fall to my feet
When I'm with you
Wilderness fades
With dark decay
December's june
November's may
This land flows with milk
This land flows with milk

This land flows with milk
This land flows with milk...

Song For Baby

Take your time
Take it real slow
It takes time
You know
Do unto
As you would do
To yourself
It's not new
What you reap
Is what you sew
Work it - stop!
Now go
There are those
Who will hurt you
And this just
Won't do
And there are those
Who'll bring you love
Sweet love
Listen up!
You will grow strong
Wish you luck
Sing-song
Stars that shine
One day maybe
Yours and mine
Baby

And there are those
Who'll bring you love
Sweet love

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

Time Is Just The Same

Just when I think I'm getting closer
Just when I think I understand
Here comes a chaos to surround us
Of all the years without a plan
And to the spaceship from the carthorse
We play along, it's in the game

This time is just the same

They say we're too young to be lazy
And you're not going anywhere
And though I know that you'll act crazy
That doesn't mean I never care
And when you're tired of chasing rainbows
Just look me up and say my name

This time is just the same

With the seasons and the rung
Love is never changing, only time

And I'm not getting any younger
It is still the month of may
And where I'm going days are longer
I'm going to make it there one day
And I am not the same as you are
So wish me luck upon my way

This time is just the same

It's just the same
It's just the same
It's such a shame
It's just the same
It's such a shame
It's just the same

Ballad Of The Broken Seas

Deus Ibi Est

Against my will to these sad shores
An unknown force has drawn me
Bound unto a future shaped by ancestors before me
Day on day I march the beat to someone else's drum
I have searched far foreign lands there's nowhere left to run

Impending storm rise up rise up
Oh demons I shall shame you!
Look down the barrel of my gun and one by one I'll name you
Day on day my brothers leave go marching off to war
Yet we never understand for what we're fighting for

Ubi caritas et amor
(Where there is tender care and love)
Ubi caritas
(Where there is tender care)
Deus ibi est
(God is present)

Worldly desires and worldly gains
Designed for worldly men
I'm a master of the heart with ears and hands to lend
Soldiers come and soldiers go some changed by love for thee
A circle in the chain of life all fighting to be free

Ubi caritas et amor
Ubi caritas
Deus ibi est

So come my lord and we shall dance
To God's own private drum
Sweet Jesus and the holy vine
The afterlife to come
Day on day I march the the beat to someone else's drum
I have searched far foreign lands there's nowhere left to run

Ubi caritas et amor
Ubi caritas
Deus ibi est

Black Mountain

I met a man whom I'll never doubt
Flew into the sun, our bodies on fire
Betrothed to a mate, pray it is not so
Invoke father time, then he let her go

Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true

I know a dog much blacker than night
Who lives in a house where nothing is right
All sorrow and loving riches at bay
All watching a few to the ???

Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true

Some dream of coins or some beauty's find
But I want the truth while I serve my time
Most complex and pain, I'd share it with you
The moon looks bright, so come say I'll do

Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true
Lie true lie true lie true lie true

The False Husband

Where have you been, my darling
Where have you been, my friend
Where have you been, my darling
Where have you been, my friend

A crow flew past my window sill
Stole me away from you until
You change your heart or change your will
Aren't you darling

Where have you been, my darling
Where have you been, my friend
Where have you been, my darling
Where have you been, my friend

And all the while that you would burn
Your tongue was working overtime
Love foregone and life's so good
Aren't you darling

In my words I cherry picked
Something fought and died today
With all our words I care not say
I need you darling

I've been chasing up loftier mountains
Be it against my will
You keep telling me “don't get no higher”
But I'll be higher still


Where have you been, my darling
Where have you been, my friend

Ballad of broken seas

I bring you a tale of the broken seas
And i'm drowning in whisky and beer
My doctor reports if I don't stop soon
I'll drown in an ocean of tears

I looked to you and saw my desire
Went from the frying pan into the fire
Surrendered to sorrow and was undone
Now I'm praying that it won't be long

We fucked up the sun into kingdom come
You are under my blood and my skin
Living life at each other's throats
In the gilded sailboat of sin

Ours was an ocean to swim around in
Ours was an ocean i should have drowned in
My doctor reports that we must be strong
But I'm praying that it won't be long

Revolver

I know what you do
I will soon catch you

Now after all
Don't it feel like nothing
Like walking away
Like a mouthful of rain
At twelve o'clock
A bell starts ringing
A dog starts barking
And you're still missing
Still missing something
You've never known what it was

And I'm not one for thinking twice
But I know this much is true
The earth will turn, the pot'll burn
And you are my revolver

Just waking up
Some dogs start barking
A bell starts ringing
And you're still missing
And after all
Don't it feel like nothing
Like walking away
Like a mouthful of rain
I'm holding on
'Cause you're my revolver
And i dreamed of an ending
And flying away

Ramblin' Man

( Hank Williams Jr )

Mark Lanegan :

I can settle down
And be doing just fine
Till I hear an old freight
Going down the line

Then I hurry straight
Home and pack
And if I didn’t go
I believe I’d blow my stack

I love you baby
But you must understand
When the Lord made me
He made a ramblin' man

Some folks may say
That I’m no good
That I wouldn’t settle
Down if I could

But when that open road
Starts calling me
There's something over the hill
That I’ve gotta see

Sometimes it's hard
But you gotta understand
When the Lord made me
He made a ramblin' man

I love to see
The towns passing by
And to ride these rails
'Neath God's blue skies

Let me travel this land
From the mountains to the sea
Cause that's the life
I believe He meant for me

And when I’m gone
And at my grave you stand
Just say God's called
Home his ramblin' man

Isobel Campbell :
















Got my loving arms to keep you warm
In the kitchen cooking up a storm
If uncle tells me stay away from you
That is something I could never do

You're my baby, you're my loving man
When you're in trouble, do the best you can
I'm naked daddy just for you
Force of nature and you're coming through

Loving you, going hot and cold
Loving you, getting good and soaked
How I know you hate to see me cry
Happens every time I say goodbye

What's the use, you poor seductive man
Don’t get feelings and you'll understand
Lying on somebody just like me
Got you dancing to my melody

God knows how I need your loving arms
If you lose me baby, telephone
Try to pieces, stay away from harm
You're my baby though you do me wrong

Love your nature, though I walk the line
Loving dreams, you're just a waste of time
Baby please don’t stay away too long
Fire's burning for when you get home

(Do you wanna) come walk with me

Little girl have i told you
How you light up my life
Come and lay down beside me
Come and thrill me tonight
Do you wanna?

I'm not saying i love you
I won't say i'll be true
There's a crimson bird flying
When i go down on you

I'm so weary and lonesome
And it's cold in the night
When the path to your doorway
Is a pathway of light

Do you wanna come walk with me?
Do you wanna come walk with me?
If you do baby say it now
Though we'll both wonder anyhow

Do you wanna come walk with me?
Do you wanna come walk with me?
Do you wanna?

Little girl have i told you
You're my guiding north star
And my love travels with you
Wherever you are

From the mountains to the valley
Leave the light on for me
From virginia to alaska
From sea to shining sea

Do you wanna come walk with me?
Do you wanna come walk with me?
If you do baby say it now
Though we'll both wonder anyhow

Do you wanna come walk with me?
Do you wanna come walk with me?
Do you wanna?

Saturday's Gone

If you're kind for dusty highways and such
Be alright to look her up
The faded priestess of the highways and crutch
Calling when you’re down on luck
By the disused railroad road station you go
To the house of dirty pearl
Her existential situation you know
She is not like other girls

She may ask you, “Do you believe?”
You can’t stay, though you’ll never leave

See the sapphire in the skylines so blue
See the diamond in the dirt
When you think the subject won’t turn to you
She got demons up her skirt
It isn’t sure of her reflection at all
Is seduced by all things past
A pleasure-seeker of dejection
Gazing into her looking glass

She may ask you what you believe
But the mirror doesn’t see me

Saturday's gone, saturday's gone
Saturday's gone, saturday's gone

She may ask you, “Do you believe?”
You can’t stay, though you’ll never leave

Saturday's gone, saturday's gone
Saturday's gone, saturday's gone

Now a sundown comes, a new day for her
Tired of dress and leave the ground
You'd be a fool to ask her to lift you up
Why go up when you go down?
If you should tire of ties that bind you
Filmed on fever leaves so fast
You got trouble far behind you
Well knows nothing's made to last

Hear how God sees a lion roar
Watch the serpent crossing the floor

Saturday's gone, saturday's gone...

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

Honey child what can I do

Wishin', hopin', for that old familiar feeling
That takes you miles above, yeah it's called love
Would you do it for me
'Cause i'm feelin' lonely

Prayin', hopin', and i leave the door wide open
I see you and you catch your spill
But come and sit by me
'Cause i'm feelin' lonely

Maybe i'm a stupid fool
Chasin' butterflies like you
On these days they seem so cruel
But honey, child what can i do

Maybe i'm a stupid fool
Chasin' butterflies like you
On these days they seem so cruel
But honey, child what can I do

Honey, child what can I do

Dusty Wreath

Oh dusty wreath
Your loving was everything
Oh dusty wreath
Your loving was everything to me

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

The Circus Is Leaving Town

The party's over now
So draw the curtains down
Your secret's safe to keep
Unzip your velvet gown
And let your hair hang loose
Kick off your satin shoes
Throw back the eiderdown
Farewell to Friday’s clown

The circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, roll your stockins down
Circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, dry your eyes

Fix up something to heap
Still water still run deep
The dogs are barking now
Get back out on the street

The circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, roll your stockins down
Circus is leaving town
So Ruby, dry your eyes

The party is over now
Stop howling at the moon
You need a different beat
You need a different tune

Remember that old song
We heard when we were young
Life was an empty page
The world would ride upon

Do you recall the meadow past
We sit and watch the hours pass
You were such a good girl then
Oh ruby dry your eyes

Circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, roll your stockins down
Circus is leaving town
So Ruby, dry your eyes

You’re searching when you walk
You’re searching when you talk
You could make me believe
That the sun sets in the east
The sun sets in the east
The sun sets in the east

*** Thanx a lot to Chris & Dan & Geonn for this one ***

Milkwhite sheets

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

O love is teasin'

( Traditional / Arranged Campbell )

O love is teasing and love is pleasing
And love's a pleasure when first it is new
But as love grows older it still grows colder
And fades away like the morning dew

Come all you fair maids, now take a warning
Don't ever heed what a young man say
He's like a star on some foggy morning
You think he's near he's far away

I left my father, I left my mother
I left my brothers and sisters too.
I left my home and my fond relations,
Oh my young man, for the sake of you

O love is pleasing and love is teasing
And love's a pleasure when first it is new
But as love grows older, it soon grows colder
And fades away like the morning dew

Willow's song

( Paul Giovanni / Arranged Campbell )

Hey ho
Who is there
No one but me my dear
Please come
Say how do
The things I'll give to you,
A stroke as gentle as a feather

Hey ho
I am here
Am I not young and fair,
Please come
Say how do
The things I'll show to you
Would you have a wondrous sight
The midday sun at midnight

Fair maid
White and red
Comb you smooth and stroke your hair

Yearning

My heart is yearning
My heart is yearning

Dreams are for knowing
Seeds are for sewing
Ebbing and flowing
While my love is growing
My heart is yearning

My heart is yearning
My heart is yearning

Dreams are for knowing
Seeds are for sewing
Ebbing and flowing
While my love is growing
Sure as an acorn grows from a seed
Father provide me with all that I seek
My heart is yearning

Dreams are for knowing
Seeds are for sewing
Ebbing and flowing
While my love is growing
Sure as a river flows from the sea
Father provide me with all that I see
My heart is yearning

And the mountain knows it is so
And the newborn knows it is so
And the old man knows it is so
And I always pray it is so
My heart is yearning

Hori Horo

( Traditional )

Hori horo, my bonnie young man
Hori horo, my rare one
And won't you come with me my love?
To me my own - my fair one

Smiling the land, smiling the sea
Sweet as a wind in the heather
Would we lay yonder, just you and me?
The two of us together

Hori horo, my bonnie young man
Hori horo, my rare one
And won't you come with me my love?
To be my own - my fair one

Reynardine

( Traditional / Arranged Campbell )

One evening as I rambled
Among the spring in time
I overheard a young woman
Converse with Reynardine

Her hair was black and her eyes were blue
Her lips as red as wine
And he smiled to gaze upon her
Did the sly, bold Reynardine

He said, "if by chance you should look for me
Perhaps you'll not me find
But i'll be in my castle
Inquire for Reynardine

Sun and dark she followed him
His eyes did brightly shine
And he led her over the mountain
Did the sly, bold Reynardine

Cachel Wood

There is a birch in Cachel Wood
The silverest I've seen
With mystery as a maiden's bed
With mystery as a dream
I dream to find my own true love
An everlasting fire
Imperishing when leaves decay
T'would be my heart's desire

Follow the burn to the sea
How my poor heart weeps for thee
Weeps for thee

Then nature sent my own true love
When apple blossom fell
He sang beneath the mighty oak
And courted me so well
He spoke the pleasures of the flesh
Of married life to come
I loved him then in Cachel Wood
T'was then I was undone

Follow the burn to the sea
How my poor heart weeps for thee
Weeps for thee
Follow the burn to the sea
How my poor heart weeps for thee

The berries on the rowan tree
With child and in full bloom
He proved to be a false young man
A most unworthy groom
A fish swims in the ocean deep
A bird lives in the sky
And fleetingly they intertwine
And fleetingly they sigh

Follow the bird to the sea
How my poor heart weeps for thee
Weeps for thee
Follow the bird to the sea
How my poor heart weeps for thee

Beggar, Wiseman or Thief

Early one day
On a Tuesday
Met a wolf king across a plain
And I kissed him
I caressed him
Will I see you again
I shall roam far across the land
If you shan't be my husband

Beggar, wiseman
Beggar, wiseman
Beggar, wiseman, or thief

So he led her
'Cross the river
To his kingdom
And back again
Played a fine lute
And as night fell
They returned to the plain
"Sweetest maid you are right for me
Though God wills me be free
Sweetest maid let a human beau
Gather roses for thee
To a wolf you cannot be wed
Choose a young man instead

Beggar, wiseman
Beggar, wiseman
Beggar, wiseman, or thief

No other I'll find
I'd rather be blind
Missed your eyes of robin egg blue
You have caused me
Much despair, Sir
Since I lay here with you
To a beggar I shan't be wed
Wisemen live in their head
Dearest wolf king
Thou art the thief
Who has loved me so brief

And as night fell
Some folks will tell
She crossed a river
Down by the plain
'Twas there the current
Held her under
Never to be seen again

On the plain sprang
A red rose tree
The wolf was never so free
Now he roams far across the land
Howling for his bride-to-be
He shall roam far across the land
For he shan't be a husband

Beggar, wiseman
Beggar, wiseman
Beggar, wiseman or thief

Loving Hannah

( Traditional / Arranged Campbell )

I rode to church on Sunday
My true love passed me by
I knew her mind was achanging
By the roving of her eye
By the roving of her eye
By the roving of her eye
I knew her mind was achanging
By the roving of her eye

My love's fair and proper
Her waist is neat and small
And she is quite good-looking
And that's the best of all
And that's the best of all
And that's the best of all
And she is quite good-looking
And that's the best of all

Oh, Hannah, loving Hannah
Come give to me your hand
You swore if ever you married
That I would be the one
That I would be the one
That I would be the one
You swore if ever you married
That I would be the one

I'll go down by the river
When everyone's asleep
I'll think of loving Hannah
And then sit down and weep
And then sit down and weep
And then sit down and weep
I'll think of loving Hannah
And then sit down and weep

I went to church on Sunday
My true love she passed me by
I knew her mind was achanging
By the roving of her eye
By the roving of her eye
By the roving of her eye
I knew her mind was achanging
By the roving of her eye

Are you going to leave me

( Traditional / Arranged Campbell )

Are you going to leave me, love
Are you going to leave me
Would you give up your own love true
To go with a girl you never knew

My true love stands in the bower door
Combing down his yellow hair
His bonnie face I like to see
I wonder if my love thinks of me

When I wore my apron low
Couldn't keep you from my door
But now my apron's to my shin
You pass me by and won't come in

I wish my baby - it was born
Smiling on his daddy's knee
And I a poor girl - dead and gone
And the green grass growing over me

Now there's a bird in your church yard
They say he's blind and cannot see
I wish it had been the same with me
Before I kept your company

I wish, I wish, but it's all in vain
I wish I was a maid again
But a maid again I will never be
Since that young man lay still with me

Are you going to leave me, love
Are you going to leave me
Would you give up your own love true
To go with a girl you never knew

Thursday's Child

Twenty-five years living in a fantasy
Twenty-five years, better choose reality
Took a trip searching in your house of fun
Couldn't go there with almost anyone

Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
No regrets
Thursday's child
Won't forget

Bought a ticket, waltzed on the ferris wheel
Take this longing and make it something real
Until then she will be a slave to trust
Before it's ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
No regrets
Thursday's child
Won't forget

Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
No regrets
Thursday's child
Won't forget

Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
Far to go
Thursday's child
No regrets
Thursday's child
Won't forget

Bird in the Wood

( Hidden Track )

High mass, wise ass
Bird in the wood
Equal measure:
Evil and good
????
????
See no footprints
When I take thy
Goodnight

Sunday At Devil Dirt

*** Thanx a lot to Alison, Orangenish and finally Richard for official lyrics ***

Seafaring Song

I travelled the world around
Wandered far from home
Sailed the ocean 'neath foreign skies
Still further to roam
Back into my baby's arms
Safe from this world of woe
That was such a long, long time ago.

Captain hollered
The cabin boy stared into the sun
Shadows waltzing so close behind
Ever far I run
Back into my baby's arms
Safe from this world of woe
That was such a long, long time ago

Sirens capture my trembling heart
What's to be will be
Moon is hidden
The deal is done
Spread her wings o'er me
Back into my baby's arms
Rising soft and low
That was such a long, long time ago

The Raven

And in the dawning of a day in late September
There came a weeping from outside my chamber door
Weary from fever I rose up, looked out, beheld her
A Raven with a broken wing, yet nothing more

I turned my head the once and bird become a damsel
With lips of cherry, ivory skin and lustrous hair
Opened the doorway wide and smiled for her to enter
None in my lifetime ever seen a beast so rare

Sweet thighs of ruin how I loved her, and I loved her
She muttered low and held me to her infant breast
Deliverance was long and strong as god's my witness
Babylon burning sorrow numbed with each caress

You came and let the night in
You came for you were broken
To hold, to heal, to touch
You needed me too much

And with the meadowlark when all had done their duty
The morning glory vine awoke with dew below
I breathed my last the day the warning bell was knelling
She smoothed her feathers down flew back out my window

You came and let the night in
You came for you were broken
To hold, to heal, to touch
You needed me too much...

Salvation

Salvation, salvation
I never really wanted to believe
I always thought you flattered to deceive

Salvation, salvation
My blood is flowing slowly like the tide
And blood is thick and so's my own grey hide

Got to get up and moan
Got to get up and moan
Got to get up and moan
Got to get up and moan

And I went out in that bad old world to roam
And I was like a stranger coming home

Salvation, salvation
I'm fortune’s son and I took what I could get
I loved you dear and I never will forget

Salvation, salvation
When my bridges burned, all I saw was you
On the other side, too good to be true

Got to get up and moan
Got to get up and moan
Got to get up and moan
Got to get up and moan

And I went out in that bad old world to roam
And I was like a stranger coming home
And I went out in that bad old world to roam
Yes, and I was like a stranger coming home

Who Built The Road

Who built the road that led to my self esteem
Twisted and crushed black metal and bones
Who passed the buck who pressed my flesh to yours
Spilling like wine and sweeter than tears

Oh I hope we more than survive
With trembling visions that terrify
So who built the road, who turned it all around
Pick though the wreck scramble in the dust

Who built the road, who was the foolish one
Step at a time two hearts in the fire
Who lit the touch, who fanned the flames
With sparks in the dust, spent rivers of desire

Oh why don't we learn from mistakes
We stumble along with so many more to make
So who built the road, who could foresee
That the answers we sought were many miles to go

We were so lonely at times
Fading away, sitting side by side
And we built the road, we were the chain gang
The cross that I bore the devil at my side
Dark angel within the everlasting fire

Come On Over (Turn Me On)

Like a thief crawling through the night
Like a drunk brawling in a fight
How should I know what is right from wrong
Come on over, turn me on

Sunday best, you're my favourite suit
You make the team, you're no substitute
I know baby I'm your favourite song
Listen up and come on over, turn me on

Is it any wonder
Is it any wonder how we lay awake all night
Is it any wonder
Hoping one day I see the light

Tell me baby, tell me pretty lies
See the spider been out catching flies
When you leave me I know it won't be long
Before you come on over, turn me on

Is it any wonder
Is it any wonder how we lay awake all night
Is it any wonder
Hoping one day I see the light

Like a blind man driving at the wheel
Like a hound dog scratching out a meal
You and I both know where you belong
Come on over, turn me on

Back Burner

Back Burner
Back Burner
Back Burner…

Put it on a back burn momma
I ain't gonna let you down
Put it on a back burn momma
Promise you I'll stick around

Everybody up and sliding
Bump and grinding
I ain't gonna let you down
Promise you I'll stick around

Put it on a back burn momma
I ain't gonna let you down
Put it on a back burn momma
Promise you I'll stick around

Ain't gonna be back sliding
Up and hiding
I ain't gonna let you down
Promise you I'll stick around

Everybody up and sliding
Bump and grinding
I ain't gonna let you down
Promise you I'll stick around

The Flame That Burns

The flame that burns
Flame that burns
The flame that burns
Flame that burns

The flame that burns
Flame that burns
The flame that burns
Flame that burns

Takes you through the years
Takes you through the pain
Can't stop the tears when they fall like rain
For the flame that burns
Flame that burns

Beware my child
Beware
To take care my friend
Got to take care

You don't know who to love
Don't know who to trust
When it hurts so bad blood flows where it must
For the flame that burns
Flame that burns

Unto eternity
One day we shall
We shall be free
When stars rain down like dust
Have heart my child
Oh but you must

Don't you hang your head
Don't you feel no shame
If I were with you now
I would do the same
For the flame that burns
Flame that burns

Shot Gun Blues

Oh Daddy
Layin' on my bed
Oh Daddy
Layin' on my bed
You'd better take that shotgun
And fill it full of lead

Oh Daddy
Love to hear you moan
Low
Oh Daddy
Love to hear you moan
I know the night's for rambling
But baby come on home

Oh Daddy
Climbing on your knee
Oh Daddy
Climbing on your knee
Got an itch needs scratching
You take good care of me

Keep Me in Mind Sweetheart

If you ever find that you've fallen behind
Please keep me in mind sweetheart
If you love is true then your money's on you
And you'll know what to do sweetheart

Summer was high when you caught my eye
Though I was pledged to another
The feeling was strong when you came along
Now Lord only knows how I suffer

Oh, if you change your mind
Leave your old love behind
Just keep me in mind, sweetheart
Please keep me in mind, sweetheart

Summer was high when you caught my eye
Though I was pledged to another
The feeling was strong when you came along
Now Lord only knows how I suffer

If it's part of God's plan
Then you'll find where I am
Please keep me in mind, sweetheart
Just keep me in mind, sweetheart
Just keep me in mind, sweetheart

Something to Believe

There's a mocking bird
Singing in the tree
Outside my window
Looking down on me
Give me a reason
Something to believe
Another season
I will sit and grieve

That bad old sun
Forever shining on
The world keeps turning
Though my hope is gone
I close my eyes
And when the day is done
I hang my head
And dream about no one

Show me direction
And I'm good to go
I'm trying hard
Always fall so low
And when I fall
There'll be another star
I'm chasing my tail
Always running

Oh it is so hard
With the answers I find
Weary of heart
Weary soul
Weak of mind
Oh it is so hard

Now you heard my song
Will you turn and go
Give me a reason
And I'll say it's so
If you stand by me
I could never leave

You'd be the reason
Something to believe

Something to believe
Something to believe
Something to believe

Trouble

Trouble, oh trouble
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day

Trouble, oh trouble
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day

When the neon lights that find you
Leave our memory far behind you
Down the line I will remind you
Listen how I love you

Trouble, oh trouble
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day

Trouble, oh trouble
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day in years
Haven't slipped a day

When the world steals all hope from you
Wonder where you dreams have gone to
You're the one I still belong to
Listen why I love you

Sally Don’t You Cry

Oh Sally don't you cry
Oh Sally don't you cry
A man's a man
Does the best he can
Oh Sally don't you cry

Oh Sally don't you moan
Oh Sally don't you moan
Go hang up the phone
Give the dog a bone
Oh Sally don't you moan

Sally it ain't so bad
Sally it ain't so bad
I see you are mad
But he's the best you've had
Sally it ain't so bad

Oh Sally sail on by
Sweet Sally sail on by
Oh the times are hard when you question why
Oh Sally sail on by
Oh Sally sail on by
Oh Sally sail on by

 

Hawk

We Die And See Beauty Reign

We die and see
Beauty reign
We die and see
Beauty reign

And on and on
The final trace
Shall know its place
And slow erase

We die and see
Holes and ghosts
We force ourselves
Down their throats

And walk alone
The outer track
No further fair
No going back

We fucked it up
Forced the pace
God swept along
Forged our faith

Our banks forclosed
Our fortunes fade
Our alibies
Are retrograde

We die and see
Beauty reign
We die and see
Beauty reign

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

You Won't Let Me Down Again

You sold your soul when you drank the morning dew
Down on your luck and so thirsty through and through

A Crack in the mirror tells
Of seven years of pain
And you won't let me down again

Drive through the land just to see the ocean green
Race to the coast as no telling where I've been

Both eyes on the road ahead
Don't wanna look behind
And you won't let me down again

Ten miles south of the city
I lose you in the rain
So you won't let me down again

Aeroplane, aeroplane race across the fields
Taking me homewards, further from the deals

If our love was a weaker man
Give up without a sound
But you won't let me down again

Strength is in the solitude
I try to obtain
But you won’t let me down again

A head full of visions I struggle to recall
Most ancient of wisdoms a fortitude I saw

Air will crack with me
The harvest moon will rain
And you won't let me down again

And I don't look for pity
So if it's all the same
You won't let me down again
You won't let me down again

Snake Song

( Townes Van Zandt cover )

Well you can't hold me
I'm too slippery
I do no sleeping
I get lonely

You can touch me
If you want to
I got poison
I just might bite you

Lie in circles
On the sunlight
Shine like diamonds
On a dark night

Ain't no mercy
In my smiling
Only fangs and
Sweet beguiling

The future, he don't
Try to find me
Skin I been through
Dies behind me

Solid hollow
Wrapped in hatred
Not a drop of
Venom wasted

Well you can slip in
Try to find me
Hold your breath and
Flat deny me

It makes no difference
To my thinking
I'll be here when
You start sinking

Come Undone

I stumble and I fall, your time is on my side
Don't make sense of it all, despite my foolish pride
It's got me on my knees, tearing up my heart
I'm shaking at my bones, tearing me apart

When I can't get close to you
I come undone, I come undone
Come undone, babe, I come undone

Time will take its toll, time can break your heart
And if I had the chance, we'd never have to part
Took my only flame, took my one desire
Threw it all away when jumping in the fire

I can't get close to you
I come undone, come undone
Come undone, babe, I come undone

When the day is done I lay me down to rest
Everyone will see that I loved you the best
When all is said and done here simple and explain
And if I have the chance I'll do it all again

But I can't get close to you
I come undone, I come undone
Come undone, babe, I come undone

I'm not scared of the dark though you tangle and tease me
But worse than your bark you said you'd never leave me
The devil make everybody, don't please believe me
Oh love of my life, won't you let me down easy

Undone, I come undone
Come undone, babe, I come undone
I come undone, I come undone
Come undone, babe, I come undone

No Place To Fall

( Townes Van Zandt Cover )

If I had no place to fall
And I needed to
Could I count on you
To lay me down

I’d never tell you no lies
I don’t believe it’s wise
You got pretty eyes
Won’t you spin me around

I ain’t much of a lover it’s true
I’m here and I’m gone
And I’m forever blue
But I’m sure wanting you

Skies full of silver and gold
Try to hide the sun
But it can’t be done
Least not for long

But if we help each other grow
While the light of day
Smiles down our way
Oh we can’t go wrong

But time, she’s a fast old train
She’s here then she’s gone
And she won’t come again
So won’t you take my hand

If I had no place to fall
And I needed to
Could I count on you
To lay me down

Get Behind Me

Get behind me
If you need a friend
Get behind me
Girl until the end
Get behind me
Got two ears to bend
Don’t make me nervous
I won’t ask again

Get behind me
If we start today
Get behind me
Baby all the way
Get behind me
Brighten up my day
Ask me where I’m going
I’m going all the way
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Get behind me
Under lock and key
Get behind me
Baby then we’ll see
Get behind me
Are you jiving me
Pull yourself together
It’s an emergency

Get behind me
Whither near or far
If it’s such a long way
Baby bring your car
Chevy Montecarlo, with my old guitar
We’ll have a good time
Underneath the stars
Get behind
Through the thick and thin
Want to double cross me
Then I’d let you win
Don’t have any answers, baby I give
Not sure where you’re ending
Or where I begin

Now if you don’t want me
Honey let me be
Nothing’s ever easy
Nothing’s ever free

Been a long time riding
Down to Tennessee
Don’t know what I’m driving
Think it’s driving me

Get behind me
Tighten up your groove
Get behind me
Like the way you move
Get behind me
Shake it mamma shake
Don’t make me nervous
It’s more than I can take

Time Of The Season

Christmas Eve the lights went out
That don’t really help the situation
She grabbed his coat and kicked him out
Some angel had been praying for salvation
Cats don’t believe in Santa Claus, spayed
and declawed
It’s not me you’re deceiving
And peace and love is all around
At this time of the season
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You knew I’d been with dirty dogs and kissed some frogs
You knew how I was feeling
Underneath the mistletoe and stars you know you
set my senses reeling
In your embrace I found my place
Outside it’s freezing

I will love you most of all
At this time of the season
I tracked you down to London town
Met you at the station
Kings Cross by the east coast line
Wanted to explain the situation
Duty calls with ties that bind
I know you have your reasons
We all do what we have to do
At this time of the season

I dreamed of you in Birmingham
We had no plan
That’s what really made it
That Christmas song by Boney M.
The deejay at the local station played it
You took a job in Zanzibar
I did my Christmas shopping
I thought about you all the way
On my Atlantic crossing

Spoke with you in Amsterdam
Said if we stand a chance, we should take it
The red lights and the coffee stands
Said if we’re feeling love then we should make it
Like a child I gave my heart
Now why do you have to break it
If there’s sense inside that head of yours
Well now’s the time to wake it

Baby in a manger cries
And men who’re wise
Well seeing is believing
No pantomime
No alibi
The joker in the pack is always dealing
If loving someone is a crime
Then strike me down
Within the spell
I’m weaving
And pair me with the circus clown
At this time of the season

Sunrise

Sunrise, whisper in my ear
Say the words I long to hear
Oh, oh, oh

Sunrise, later when it’s hot
Even when it’s not
Oh, oh, oh
At sunrise

Sunrise, sent the angels prayer
You were standing there
Oh, oh, oh

Sunrise, call my name out loud
Choose me from the crowd
Oh, oh, oh
At sunrise
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Too much pain, too much pressure
And why must I have to wait so long
For the one that I treasure
Tomorrow that’s when I’ll be gone

Sunrise, catch a falling star
Wonder where you are
Oh, oh, oh

Sunrise, whilst the desert sleeps
Lonesome willow weeps
Oh, oh, oh
At sunrise

To Hell & Back Again

I'm in despair, I cannot win
I have been to hell and back again
My doctor knows, he comes and goes
For I'm at your door, I'm knee up in the storm

My sister says that I should rest
She's been there too and she knows best
A spirit's close, I love the most
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Nothing to fear when He draws near
As the twilight falls to wipe away your tears
When he laid me down, when he brought me around
My baby's prayer, the sweetest sound

I'm in despair, I cannot win
I've been to hell and back again
And back again, and back again
And back again, come back again

Cool Water

Cool water won't bring it down
Oh it's hard, my backyard is full of hand me downs
Make your pick, take it quick while the going's good
And you are, thank the stars like I knew you could
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Cool water, you're out of grace
Take a cloth, wipe it off, yeah, death's on your face
Take this thing that we sing, make it something good
Taking care if you dare and I knew you would
And I knew you would

Cool water won't bring it down
Love is when you're right here, you're my favorite clown
I'll depend, my right hand and we're chained and bound
Feels so good like it should, let me bring you 'round
Let me bring you 'round

Let me bring you 'round, let me bring you 'round
Let me bring you 'round

Eyes Of Green

Have you ever seen a river
Bursting at the seams with life
Honey no I have not either
It’s just something that I think I’d like

Have you ever seen my true love
The one who makes my heart to sing
Bells and ribbons it should only be love
For if it isn’t it don’t mean a thing
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Take a pair of lonesome blue eyes
And a pair of eyes of green
And you could search the wide world over
They’re the prettiest I’ve ever seen
If the river burst the dream flow
That would only make me cry
Honey now I go where you go
I will love you till the day I die

Lately

Lately more or less I'm feeling less incomplete
I got no direction so I follow my feet
When I think on everything my heart skips a beat

Lately, lately

It'll come clean in the wash know that much is true
You cannot foresee that this will happen to you
Best to sit and wait until the sun's breaking through

Lately, lately

Lately you've been talking and you don't make no sense
And from what you say she's got your back to the fence
And from what I see it's hard for you to find strength

Lately, lately

What you need, what's the hurry
And ain't it cruel when people are unkind
What's the fear, what's the worry
Move forward now and leave the past behind

You could waste your whole life through be a sleepy John
Choose your favourite poison on the way to get gone
Is this what you're thinking then I've got to move on

Lately, lately

Lately, lately

What you need, what's the hurry
And ain't it cruel when people are unkind
What you need, what's the worry
Move forward now and leave the past behind

Lately I've been looking out for bells when they ring
Bells for you and bells for me a beautiful thing
Been a long time coming soon my ship will come in

Lately, lately…

 

Non Albums Tracks

All alone

( Billie holiday cover 'Left Alone' / ghost of yesterday EP )

Where's the love that's made to fill my heart
Where's the one from whom I'll never part
First they hurt me, then desert me
I'm left alone, all alone

There's no house that I can call my home
There's no place from which I'll never roam
Town or city, it's a pity
I'm left alone, all alone

Seek and find they always say
But up to now it's not that way
Maybe fate has let him pass me by
Or perhaps we'll meet before I die
Hearts will open, but until then
I'm left alone, all alone

Argomenti

( Astrud Gilberto Cover / Time is just the same EP )

I tuoi occhi, il tuo sguardo da prepotente
Sono i soliti argomenti che non discuterò
Le tue mani, le tue dita bugiarde e lunghe
Anche questi sono argomenti di cui non parlerò
Ma le braccia volitive, avvolgenti e forti
Son le cose che ad occhi aperti fan sognare di te
E perciò e perciò sognerò

Ma il tuo viso, l'espressione del tuo sorriso
Mi trasportano all'improvviso dove il cielo è più blu
E lassù e lassù ci sei tu
Non è colpa mia se non so dire no

La dolcezza dei tuoi modi, la tenerezza
Argomenti di un'importanza essenziale per me
E perciò e perciò t'amerò

Il tuo amore a parole non si può dire
Argomento che mi accende il cuore, evitarlo non so
E perciò e perciò ti dirò
Io voglio te, bello o no, voglio te

Arguments

( English Translation )

Your eyes, your overbearing look
They're the usual arguments I'm not going to question
Your hands, your long and lying fingers
They're another kind of arguments I'm not going to talk about
But your arms - wilful, wrapping up and strong
They make me daydream about you
And because of this, and because of this I will dream

But your face, the expression of your smile
They suddenly lead me where the sky is blue
And over there, and over there, there's you
It's not my fault if I can't say no

The sweetness of your manners, the tenderness
They're very important subjects for me
And because of this, and because of this I will love you

Your love can't be described by words
A subject that lights up my heart, I can't avoid it
And because of this, and because of this i'll tell you
I want you, handsome or not, I want you

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

Bang bang

( Nancy Sinatra Cover / Time Is Just The Same EP )

I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

Bang bang
He shot me down, bang bang
I hit the ground, bang bang
That awful sound, bang bang
My baby shot me down

Seasons came and changed the time
When I grew up, I called him mine
He would always laugh and say
Remember when we used to play

Bang bang
I shot you down, bang bang
You hit the ground, bang bang
That awful sound, bang bang
I used to shoot you down

Music played and people sang
Just for me the church bells rang

Now he's gone I don't know why
'Till this day some times I cry
He didn't even say goodbye
He didn't take the time to lie

Bang bang
He shot me down, bang bang
I hit the ground , bang bang
That awful sound, bang bang
My baby shot me down

Barbara Ellen

( Original title: Barbara Allen / O love is teasin' Exclusive Album )

It was in the merry, merry month of May
When the green buds, they were swelling
Young William green on his deathbed lay
For the love of Barbara Ellen

He sent his servant to her town
To the place where she was dwelling
Saying master's sick and he sends for you
If your name is Barbara Ellen

So slowly, slowly she got up
And slowly she came nigh him
And all she said when she got there
“Young man, I believe you're dying”

"Oh yes, I'm low, I am very low
And death is on me dwelling
No better, no better I ever will be
For I can't get Barbara Ellen"

"Oh yes, you're low, you are very low
And death is on you dwelling
No better, no better you ever will be
For you can't get Barbara Ellen"

Oh don't you remember in yonder's town
In yonder's town a drinking
You raised your glass all around
And you slighted Barbara Ellen

Oh yes, I remember in yonder's town
In yonder's town a drinking
I gave my health to the ladies all around
But my heart to Barbara Ellen

He turned his pale face to the wall
For death was on him dwelling
"Adieu, adieu, good neighbors all
Adieu sweet Barbara Ellen"

As she was going across the fields
She heard those death bells knelling
And every stroke the dead-bell gave
"Hard-hearted Barbara Ellen"

"Oh mother, Mother, make my bed
Go make it long and narrow
Young William's died for me today
And I'll die for him tomorrow"

Oh, she was laid in the old church wall
And he was buried nigh her
And out of his bosom grew a red, red rose
And out of hers a briar

They grew, they grew up the old church tower
Till they could grow no higher
They locked and they tied in a true lover's knot
The red rose around the briar

Black Is The Colour

( Irish song / O love is teasin' Exclusive Album )

Oh black is the colour of my true love's hair
His face is softly, wonder's fair
The prettiest eyes and the neatest hands
I love the ground whereon he stands

I love my love and well he knows
I love the ground whereon he goes
You on earth, no more I see
I can't serve you as you have me

The winter's passed and the leaves are green
Time has passed that we have seen
But still I hope the time will come
When you and I shall be as one

I go to the Clyde for to mourn, to weep
For satisfied I never can sleep
I write to you in a few little lines
And suffer death ten thousand times

Oh black is the colour of my true love's hair
His face is soft, wonder's fair
The prettiest hopes and the neatest hands
I love the ground whereon he stands

Bordello Queen

( Time Is Just The Same EP )

She says nobody comes with a guarantee
And she's talking to you and she's talking to me
The night is long and you're so all alone
Follow the trail of scent if you roam
Where the men are fools and the girls so wise
Act your age, not your shoe size, not your shoe size

Turn left at the station and right past the bend
Wait for a signal softly and then climb the stairs to their final peak
Step inside, only talk is cheap
Under look and key, take a chance on me
Slowly make you feel fine
Kiss you where the sun don't shine
Kiss you where the sun don't shine
Kiss you where the sun don't shine

Masculine women and feminine men
You be the rooster and I'll be the hen
You be the rooster and I'll be the hen
Call me your lover, don't call me a friend

Don't want to be your mother
Don't want to be your little girl
In this man's world, man's world
A woman's world in a man's world
Got to stand on your feet, rise up to defeat
If you tell a lie, I'll spit on your eye
If you want to fight, going to show you right
We all pay a price with a spin of the dice
Nothing in this god-forsaken world is free
Let's go little boy, won't you come with me

Now we skip to the finest hour
Pink colours and sunshine and rhythms and flowers
No Jack cums with a guarantee
I'm talking to you and you're talking to me
The night plays tricks when you're all alone
The lights are on, but no one's home
I'm not ornamental, it's elemental
"If you cross the line, then you're out this time"
Initiate, initiate, dominate, dominate
Communicate, don't implicate
Didn't ask to be born, might as well get along
Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong
Yet don't take fright at John's trombone song
Are you all alone

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

Dabbling In The Dew

( Traditional / O love is teasin' Exclusive Album )

Oh, where are you going to, my pretty little dear
With your red rosie cheeks and your
"I'm going a milking, kind sir" she answered me
"For it's dabbling in the dew that makes the milkmaids fair"

Suppose I were to buy you, my pretty little dear,
A green silken gown and a ruby for your ear
"Oh no, kind sir, with that I don't agree
For it's dabbling in the dew that makes the milkmaids fair"

Suppose I were to buy you, my pretty little dear,
Lalalalala and a curly black hair
"Oh no, kind sir, with that I don't agree
For it's dabbling in the dew that makes the milkmaids fair"

Suppose I were to wet you, my pretty little dear,
With your red rosie cheeks and your coal black hair
"Oh, then I'd be a wag, kind sir", she answered me
"And it's dabbling in the dew that makes the milkmaids fair"

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

Further into the night

( Ramblin' Man 7" version )

Horses riding
Angels guiding
Secrets hiding
Souls colliding

Horses riding
Angels guiding
Secrets hiding
Souls colliding...

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

Ghost of yesterday

( Billie holiday cover 'Left Alone' / ghost of yesterday EP )

Ghost of yesterday
Stalking 'round my room
All night long you stay
Walk around in profound gloom
When the darkness falls
When I've gone to bed
Weirdly come your calls
Mournfully, scornfully dead

Folly of a love I strangled
Pulsing heart I thought was gone
Gives no peace
Will not cease
Prowling 'round till dawn

Ghost of yesterday
Every night you're here
Whispering away
"Might have been, might have been, oh, my dear"
Foolish heart must pay
Ghost of yesterday
Yesterday

Love Hurts

( The Everly Brothers Cover / Live )

Love hurts, love scars
Love wounds, and marks
Any heart, not tough
Or strong, enough
To take a lot of pain
Take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud
Holds a lot of rain
Love hurts
Oh love hurts

I’m young, I know
But even so
I know a thing, or two
I learned, from you
I really learned a lot
Really learned a lot
Love is like a flame
It burns you when it’s hot
Love hurts
Oh love hurts

Some fools think of happiness
Blissfulness, togetherness
Some fools fool themselves I guess
They’re not foolin’ me

I know it isn’t true
I know it isn’t true
Love is just a lie,
Made to make you blue
Love hurts
Oh love hurts

Oh love hurts...

Nottamun Town

( Traditional / O love is teasin' Exclusive Album )

In Nottamun Town
Not a soul would look up
Not a soul would look up
Not a soul would look down
Not a soul would look up
Not a soul would look down
To show me the way to fair Nottamun Town

I rode a big horse that was called the grey mare
Grey mane and grey tail, green stripes down her back
Grey mane and grey tail, green stripes down her back
There ain't a hair on her be-what was coal black

She stood so still, she threw me to the dirt
She tored at my hide and bruised my shirt
From saddle to stirrup I mounted again
And on my ten toes I rode over the plain

So the King and the Queen
And the company of men
A-walking behind and riding before
Now a stark naked drummer
Come riding along
With his hands in his bosom
Always beating his drum

I bought me a quart to drive gladness away
And to stifle the dust, for it rained the whole day

Sat down on a hard, hot cold frozen stone
Ten thousand stood around me
Yet I was alone
Took my hat in my hand
For to keep my head warm
Ten thousand got drownded that never were born

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

NYC

( Snow Patrol feat. Isobel Campbell / Songs For Polarbears LP )

Is this on
Is this on
Is this on
Is this on

I am so too
I am so too
I am so too
I am so

Is this on
Is this on
Is this on
Is this on

I am so too
I am so too
I am so too
I am so

I could take you there
But I don't know how to get there
I could take you there
But I don't know where to go

I am so too
I am so too
I am so too
I am so

Is this on
Is this on
Is this on
Is this on

Is this on
Is this on
Is this on
Is this on

I am so too
I am so too
I am so too
I am so

I could take you there
But I don't know how to get there
I could take you there
But I don't know where to go
I could take you there
But I don't know how to get there
I could take you there
But I don't know where to go
I could take you there
But I don't know how to get there
I could take you there
But I don't know where to go

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

Please Don't Do It In Here

( Billie holiday cover 'Left Alone' / ghost of yesterday EP )

Take all the money
Steal all the clothes
Shoot off your pistol
Cause anything goes
Please don't do it in here

Break down the door
Chop up the floor
Kick out the ceilin'
And anything more
Please don't do it in here

Kick off the roof
Break out the panes
Smash in the walls
And bust out your brains
Please don't do it in here

Take all the money
Steal all the clothes
Shoot off your pistol
Cause anything goes
Please don't do it in here

Break down the door
Chop up the floor
Kick out the ceilin'
And anything more
Please don't do it in here

Kick off the roof
Break out the panes
Smash in the walls
And bust out your brains
Please don't do it in here

Somebody's on my mind

( Billie holiday cover / ghost of yesterday EP )

Somebody's on my mind
Like an old sweet song
"The Lasting Time"
Somebody's on my mind
So I'm walking on clouds
On a silver line

To dream my dream
Could be my mistake
But I'd rather be wrong
And sleep right along than wake

Love may be blind I'll take a chance
That it cares this affair, my real romance
That's why you'll find somebody's on my mind

St. James Infirmary

( Ramblin' Man EP / Traditional )

I went down to St. James Infirmary
I heard my baby groan
And I felt so broken hearted
She used to be my
Used to be my very own

And I tried so hard to keep from crying
My heart felt just like lead
She was all that I had to live for
I just can wish it
Can wish that it was me instead

Now she's gone
She's gone, may God bless her
Wherever she may be
She has searched the whole wide world over
She'll never find
Never find another man like me

Tell me more and more

( Billie holiday cover 'Left Alone' / ghost of yesterday EP )

Tell me more and more and then some
You know how I love that stuff
Whisper on from now 'til Doomsday
But I never will hear enough

The Beat Goes On

( Sonny and Cher cover / Not Alone Compilation )

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da
Charleston was once the rage, uh huh
History has turned the page, uh huh
The mini skirts the current thing, uh huh
Teenybopper is our newborn king, uh huh

And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da
The grocery store's the supermart, uh huh
Little girls still break their hearts, uh huh
And men still keep on marching off to war
Electrically they keep a baseball score

And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on...

The Clearing

( Arab Strap feat. Isobel Campbell / The Week Never Starts Round Here LP )

Oh, she always used to be the same
She'd be loose with a straight dark facial frame
And now the things that used to turn me off, I find endearing
And they laugh behind the trees as she lies naked in the clearing

I adore her, but I ignore her
See, I know it won't last as I reflect upon my past
But on severance she made no difference
There's things I won't let her know, as we're perfecting our show
I want to own her - I think I'll phone her
I can't explore her if I ignore her

And now the things that used to turn me off, I find endearing
And they laugh behind the trees as she lies naked in the clearing

But she won't beckon - is what I reckon
She may adore me, but she'll ignore me
Put on a show there, we're getting nowhere
She helps my snoring, so it never gets boring
And she always used to be the same
She'd be loose with a straight dark facial frame

And now the things that used to turn me off, I find endearing
And they laugh behind the trees as she lies naked in the clearing

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

Walk Away

(Franz Ferdinand cover)

I love the sound of you walking away
You walking away
Mascara bleeds a blackened tear
I am cold
Yes, I'm cold
Not as cold as you are
I love the sound of you walking away

I traded my innocence for pride
Crushed the end within my stride
Now I'm strong and I know that I'm a leaver
I love the sound of you walking away

Mascara bleeds into my eye
I am old
I am old
Not as cold as you are
I love the sound of you walking away
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Cannot stand to see your eyes
As apologies may rise
You look strong the first time you deceived her
I love the sound of you walking away

Mascara bleeds into my eye
I am old
Yes, I'm old
Not as cold as you are
I love the sound of you walking away
I love the sound of you walking away
I love the sound of you walking away

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

Who Needs You

If you ever need me
You know where to call me
If you ever need me
You know where to write me

But you never call me
No, you never write me

I need you
Who needs you

Take a pen and pencil
A handy letter ????
Or the telephone, dear
Why you want to find them

How much can it cost to you
Why then you can lost, dear

I need you
Who needs you

When I really want you
You just can't be found, dear
When I really need you
You know where around, dear
So all this prediction
Leads to one deduction

I need you
Who needs you

Why Does My Head Hurt So

( Time Is Just The Same EP )

Baby, tell me why does it feel so bad
Tell me baby, why does my head hurt so
I wish I never knew why
I wish I never heard those voices calling me

It's been a long time wandering all around the city square
Picking up nothing but garbage in the dirty rain
I get so tired of trying
Sometimes my only wish is to be blind

Always the same playground
Swinging around and around
Always the same faces
Never an up or down

Baby, tell me why did I drift so far
Tell me baby, why do I fall so hard
I wish I never knew why
Sometimes I wish I were blind
Why does my head hurt so

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

Wilderness

( Paul Leonard Morgan on Filmtales LP )

Get down boy
You’re coming on way too strong
If you want to turn me on
You’ve got to slow down

Get down boy
You’re burning up with desire
If you want to set my heart on fire
You’ve got to take it slow

Get down boy
You’re coming on way too strong
If you want to turn me on
You’ve got to slow down

Get down boy
You’re burning up with desire
If you want to set my heart on fire
You’ve got to take it slow

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