B i o g r a p h y
 (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

During the alternative rock explosion, several female singer/songwriters rose to prominence, but few have proved as distinctive or as widely praised as Polly Jean Harvey. Over the course of her career, Harvey established herself as one of the most individual and influential songwriters of her era, exploring themes of sex, love, and religion with unnerving honesty, dark humor, and a twisted theatricality. At the outset, she led the trio PJ Harvey, which delivered her stark songs with bruisingly powerful, punkish abandon, as typified by the 1992 debut Dry. Over time, however, the subtle and artistic side of Harvey has prevailed. Her 2001 album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea featured a heady mix of trip-hop, guitar rock, and troubadourism, earning her the prestigious Mercury Prize. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, Harvey continually shifted gears (to the delight of critics and fans), from the sparse Uh Huh Her to the art rock of Let England Shake. (The latter earned her a second Mercury Prize, making her the only artist to have done so.)

Harvey grew up on a sheep farm in Yeovil, England, where she was raised by her quarryman father and her artist mother. As a child, she learned how to play guitar and saxophone, and when she was a teenager, she played in a variety of bands as a sideman. She formed PJ Harvey in 1991 with bassist Steve Vaughan and drummer Robert Ellis, and the trio recorded its debut record for under $5,000. The band signed with the British indie label Too Pure and released "Dress" that fall. "Dress" became a indie rock sensation, as did its follow-up, "Sheela-Na-Gig," with both singles receiving lavish praise in the U.K. music press. Although Harvey was a reluctant interviewee, she cannily used the press to her advantage, whether it was through her candid interviews or startling, occasionally disturbingly sexy photo sessions, which subverted traditional concepts of female sexuality.

PJ Harvey's debut, Dry, was released in spring 1992 to considerable praise; it was distributed in America by Island Records. The trio followed it with an extensive tour, culminating with an appearance at that summer's Reading Festival. Shortly after the tour, Harvey moved to London, where she nearly suffered a nervous breakdown due to the extraordinary pressure and expectation surrounding her second album. The group hired former Big Black frontman Steve Albini (Pixies, Breeders) as the producer of their second album, Rid of Me. Albini imposed his trademark noisy, guitar-heavy sound on the record, which mirrored its harder-edged themes. Rid of Me was a major critical success and expanded Harvey's cult greatly. She supported the album with a tour featuring herself in a fake leopard-skin coat and a feather boa, signaling her developing interest in theatricality. At the end of the year, Harvey released 4-Track Demos, a collection of her original versions of the songs on Rid of Me.

Following the Rid of Me tour, Ellis and Vaughan parted ways with Harvey, and she recorded her third album as a solo artist, augmented by producer Flood, bassist Mick Harvey, and guitarists John Parish and Joe Gore. Harvey developed a richer, bluesier sound with the expanded band, and the resulting record, To Bring You My Love, was hailed as a masterpiece by many critics upon its February 1995 release. Thanks to considerable press attention, as well as strong support from MTV and modern rock radio for the single "Down by the Water," To Bring You My Love became a moderate hit, entering the U.S. charts at number 40. Harvey spent all of 1995 touring the album, and spent the following year in relative seclusion. During 1996 she was relatively quiet, only appearing twice on record: once in a duet with Nick Cave on his Murder Ballads album -- the pair were reportedly romantically involved -- and later on Dance Hall at Louse Point, a collaborative album that found her teaming up with John Parish. Is This Desire? followed in 1998. Two years later, Harvey reunited with Ellis and Mick Harvey for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, which returned to her earlier, more aggressive style and was inspired by her six-month stay in New York City in 1999.

The album won the 2001 Mercury Prize, making Harvey the first female winner of that award. After extensive touring in support of the album, Harvey split her time over the next two years working on new material and collaborating with like-minded friends and contemporaries. She appeared on Gordon Gano's Hitting the Ground, Giant Sand's Cover Magazine, and John Parish's How Animals Move, but Harvey's most prominent collaboration was with the Queens of the Stone Age side project the Desert Sessions. She performed on more than half of 2003's Desert Sessions, Vols. 9-10, including the single Crawl Home. That summer, she also performed at the V Festival, previewing tracks from her new album, which she claimed was close to being finished. The album, Uh Huh Her, appeared in summer 2004, coinciding with another string of tour dates, including British and European festival appearances at Glastonbury, T in the Park, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and Spain's La Primavera festival. Stateside, Harvey was scheduled to join the revived Lollapalooza festival for select dates, joining Morrissey and Sonic Youth on the main stage. Upon the cancellation of that festival, however, she mounted a solo tour of the States with select opening acts.

Three years later, the ever-evolving musician released White Chalk, her first piano-based album. She then resumed her partnership with John Parish for another collaborative project, A Woman a Man Walked By, which arrived in 2009. For 2011's Let England Shake, Harvey took a more political and less personal approach to her songwriting, drawing on current events to add a fresh approach to her work with Parish and Mick Harvey. The album met with widespread acclaim, winning that year's Mercury Prize -- making her the only artist to win the award twice -- as well as Album of the Year at the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards. The following year, Harvey released "Shaker Aamer," a song about the Guantanamo Bay detainee who undertook a hunger strike for four months. To create her ninth album, Harvey traveled to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C. and recorded parts of the album in public at the London cultural center Somerset House. The results were released as The Hope Six Demolition Project, which arrived in April 2016.




Dry
- 1992-03-30 -



Oh my lover
O stella
Dress
Victory
Happy and bleeding
Sheela-na-gig
Hair
Joe
Plants and rags
Fountain
Water


Rid of me
- 1993-05-04 -



Rid of me
Missed
Legs
Rub 'til it bleeds
Hook
Man-size sextet
Highway '61 revisited
50Ft Queenie
Yuri-G
Man-size
Dry
Me-jane
Snake
Ecstasy
 


To bring you my love
- 1995-02-27 -



To bring you my love
Meet ze monsta
Working for the man
C'mon Billy
Teclo
Long snake moan
Down by the water
I think I'm a mother
Send his love to me
The dancer


Dance hall at louse point
- 1996-09-23 - With John Parish



Girl (Instrumental)
Rope bridge crossing
City of no sun
That was my veil
Urn with dead flowers in a drained pool
Civil war correspondent
Taut
Un cercle autour du soleil
Heela
Is that all there is
Dance hall at louse point (Instrumental)
Lost fun zone

Is this desire
- 1998-09-28 -



Angelene
The sky lit up
The wind
My beautiful Leah
A perfect day Elise
Catherine
Electric light
The garden
Joy
The river
No girl so sweet
Is this desire

 

Stories From The City, 
Stories From The Sea

- 2000-10-23 -

Big Exit 
Good Fortune
A Place Called Home
One Line
Beautiful Feeling
The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore
This Mess We're In
You Said Something
Kamikaze
This Is Love
Horses in my dreams

We Float
 
The wicked tongue
(Japanese Bonus track)

Uh Huh Her
- 2004-05-31 -



The Life and Death of Mr Badmouth
Shame
Who The Fuck
The Pocket Knife
The Letter
The Slow Drug
No Child of Mine
Cat on the Wall
You Come Through
It's You
The End (Instrumental)
The Desperate Kingdom of Love
The Darker Days of Me & Him

 

White Chalk
- 2007-09-25 -



The Devil
Dear Darkness
Grow Grow Grow
When Under Ether
White Chalk
Broken Harp
Silence
To Talk to You
Piano
Before Departure
Mountain

A Woman A Man Walked By
- 2009-03-27 - With John Parish

Black Hearted Love
Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen
Leaving California
Chair
April
Woman a Man Walked By/The Crow Knows Where All the Little Children Go
Soldier
Pig Will Not
Passionless, Pointless
Cracks in the Canvas
Let England Shake
- 2011-02-14 -

Let England Shake
The Last Living Rose
The Glorious Land
The Words That Maketh Murder
All and Everyone
On Battleship Hill
England
In the Dark Places
Bitter Branches
Hanging in the Wire
Written on the Forehead
The Colour of the Earth


THE HOPE SIX DEMOLITION PROJECT
- 2016-04-15 -



The Community Of Hope
The Ministry Of Defence
A Line In The Sand
Chain Of Keys
River Anacostia
Near The Memorials To Vietnam And Lincoln
The Orange Monkey
Medicinals
The Ministry Of Social Affairs
The Wheel
Dollar, Dollar

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

30
66 Promises
97
A Dog Called Money
A girl like me
Airplane blues
Angel
As close as this
Baby in a plastic bag
Bitter Little Bird
Bonnie & Clyde
Bows and arrows
Broken Homes
Claudine, the inflatable one
Colour me grey
Crawl Home
Daddy
Dance
Dance on the mountain
Darling be there
Death is not the end
Driving
Easy
Evol

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Eyepennies
Featherhead
Goodnight
Green eyes
Harder
Hardly wait
Harley Davidson
Henry Lee
Hip Shake
Hitting the ground
Homo Sappy Blues
I'
ll Be Waiting
In a silent violent way
Into deep neutral
I wanna Make It Wit Chu
Janet, Johnny & James
Johnny Hit & Run Pauline
Just a working girl
Kick it to the ground
Liverpool Tide
Long time coming
Losing ground
Love too soon
Lying in the sun

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

M-bike
Maniac
Memphis
Moon River
My Own Private Revolution
Naked cousin
Nickel under the foot
Nina In Ecstasy 2
Northwood
One time too many
Piano fire
Powdered Wig Machine
Primed & Ticking
Putty
Rebecca
Red Right Hand
Reeling
Rest Sextet
Right to fly
River of diamonds
Satisfaction 
Shaker Aamer
Shot of love
Somebody's down, somebody's name

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

So you got a horse
Stone
Sweeter than anything
The ballad of the soldier's wife
The bay

The Faster I Breathe The Further I Go
The falling
The Guns Called Me Back Again
The Nightingale
The phone song
There will never be a better time
This is mine
Uh Huh Her
Wait
Wang dang doodle
Water
We're making war
Who will love me now
Will's song
Yell Hollow
Your last friend in this town
Yuri-G demo
Zaz turned blue

Add some NEW lyrics (B-sides, live tracks, Cover), want to CORRECT some of them or found a BUG ? Just send a little EMAIL or simply post a message on the FORUM. Thanx !

Dry

Oh my lover

Oh my lover
Don't you know it's alright
You can love her
You can love me at the same time
Much to discover
I know you don't have the time but
Oh my lover
Don't you know it's alright

Oh my sweet thing
Oh my honey thighs
Give me your troubles
I'll keep them with mine
Take at your leisure
Take whatever you can find but
Oh my sweet thing
Don't you know it's alright

It's alright
It's alright
There's no time
So it's alright

What's that colour
Forming around your eyes
Waltz my lover
Tell me that it's all right
Just another
Before you go, go away
Oh my lover
Why don't you just say my name

And it's alright
Say it's alright
There's no time

O stella

Stella Marie you're my star

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victory

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

'Til the storm is gone
(and the storm is gone)
And the temperature's high
(and the temperature's high)
And Delight is dining
(and Delight is dining)
At my table

'Til I think ha ha ha how lucky we are
Angel at my table
God in my car
Get it at sea
Take a ship
I'd christen her "Victory" she'd make it

Vic-to-ry, Vic-to-ry

Come on boys, let's push it hard
You bump down, push your motor car
C'mon boys, you've done us proud
You can sweat, dig, I'll mop it right off your brow

Vic-to-ry, Vic-to-ry
Vic-to-ry, Vic-to-ry

So the storm is gone
(so the storm is gone)
And the temperature's high
(and the temperature's high)
And delight is dining
(and delight is dining)
At my table

'Til the storm is gone
('til the storm is gone)
And the temperature's high
(and the temperature's high)
And delight is dining
(and delight is dining)
At my table
Hey

*** Thanx a lot to Clyde who fixed this one ***

 Happy and bleeding

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fig fruit flower myself inside out for you ( X5 )
{happy and bleeding, happy and...}
Fig fruit flower myself inside out for you
{happy and bleeding, happy and...}
Fig fruit flower myself inside out for you
{happy and bleeding, happy and...}...

 Sheela-na-gig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe

Joe in you, my buddy be
Stay with me when I fall and die
Always thought you'd come rushing in
Clear the shit out of my eye

Joe in you, my buddy be
Lay my enemies out in lines
Come in close now I'll wash your feet
With my hair I'll mop them dry

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

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

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

 Plants and rags

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

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

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

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

Fountain

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

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

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

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

On my hill I wait for wind
And on my hill I wait for wind X5


 Water

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

Water
I'm walking
Walking on water
Walking
Walking on

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

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

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

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

Rid of me

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who updated all this album ***

Rid of me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs I'm on fire)
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs of desire)
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs I'm on fire)
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs of desire)
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs I'm on fire)
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs of desire)
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs I'm on fire)
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her 
(Lick my legs of desire)

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

Missed

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

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

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

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

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

No I've missed him X8

Legs

Oh you're divine
Oh you're divine
Oh Oh Oh did I tell you you're divine
Oh Oh Oh Oh, Oh Oh did I ever when you were alive

Did it hurt when you bled
Did it, oh lover boy, oh fever head
I'll bet you never thought I'd try
Your mouth, my love, was open wide

Singing oh
You were going to be my life
Damn it !
Oh Oh Oh Oh you were going to be my life

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

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

Rub 'til it bleeds

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

I lie steady
Rest your head on me
I'll smooth it nicely
Rub it better 'till it bleeds

And you'll believe me
Caught out again
I'm calling you weak
Getting even

And I, I was joking
Sweet babe let me stroke it
Take, I give in
God's truth I'm not lying

And you'll believe me
I'm calling you weak
And I'll make it better
I'll rub 'till it bleeds

I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it, hey!
I'll rub it until it 
I'll rub it until it

I'll rub it until it, hey!
I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it
I'll rub it until it

Hook

I was blind
I was lame
I was nothing
'Till you came
You said "Babe,
Make you sing
Make you feel
Like some queen"

Said "I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine"
Lord, he hooked me
Fish hook and line

And rolled in, barking mad
With a halo of deep black
'Til my love made me gag
Call him Daddy, take my hand

Said "I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine"
Good Lord, he hooked me
Fish hook and line

I'm hooked
Oh higher
Oh beautiful
Oh higher
Oh beautiful
Oh higher

I'm lying and I'm lame
Left with nothing, but distain
"Daddy your maid, she can't sing
She can't feel, she's no queen!"

Said "I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine"
Lord he hooked me
Fish hook and line

Said "I'll take you Kathleen
To your home and mine"
Good lord he hooked me
Clean out of time

Man-size sextet

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

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

I'm man-sized
Man-sized

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

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

My babe looking cool and neat
I'm pretty sure, good enough to eat
I'm man-sized no need to shout
Let it all let it all hang out

I'm man-size
Man-size X7

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

Highway '61 revisited

( Bob Dylan )

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

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

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

That highway
Highway
Highway
Highway
Highway

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

Now, the roving gambler was very bored
Trying to create the next world war
And he found a promoter, fell off the floor
And said "I've never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yep I think it can be easily done"
Highway
They just put some bleachers there out in the sun
And have it out on that 61
 
50Ft Queenie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50ft queenie X7

Yuri-G

Hey there Luna 
I'd like to tell you
How sad am I
So love sick I could die

Needing water
My neck's stiff my head hurts
Been looking up all night
Been looking up the Moon she's so bright

She's so white
She's so clean
I'm telling you
She's everything
I'd give it all
My sorry eyes
Give just everything
She's got me so mesmerized

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

Told by the doctor
To make a figure
Needles stick in her
She'll be your luna

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

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

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

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

Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
I'd let her walk all over me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
Bring back my memory X3

Man-size

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

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

I'm man-sized
Man-sized

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

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

My babe looking cool and neat
I'm pretty sure, good enough to eat
I'm man-sized no need to shout
Let it all let it all hang out

I'm man-size
Man-size X7

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

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

Dry

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

You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry

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

You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry

A water well in sight
No water at my sides
I'm sucking on the well
I'm sucking 'till I'm white

But you leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
  
Me-Jane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snake

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

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

Ecstasy

Flying
I'm flying
Hitting heavens high
I'm head on brake too low

Floating
I'm floating
Hanging below the sea
I'm telling you, look at me in

Ecstasy
I'm in ec...ecstasy

Singing
I'm singing. Yah!
Sounding hanging breathe
I'm begging you, look at me in

Ecstasy
I'm in ec....ecstasy
Ecstasy

To bring you my love

To bring you my love

I was born in the desert
I been down for years
Jesus, come closer
I think my time is near

And I've traveled over
Dry earth and floods
Hell and high water
To bring you my love

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

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

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

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

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

Meet ze monsta

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

 Big black monsoon
Take me with you

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

 Big black monsoon
Take me with you ... Ow!

 What a monsta
What a night
What a lover
What a fight

Big black monsoon
Take me with you

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

 Hell ain't half full
Take me with you

Big black monsoon
Take me with you


Working for the man

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

 I'm just working for the man

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

 I'm just working for the man

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

I'm just working for the man

 I'm just doing what I can

 Go around I'm doing good X8
 
C'mon Billy

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

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

I remember
Lover's play
The car was cold and
We lay in it for days

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

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

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

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

Come along, Billy, now come to me X7
Come along, and come to me.


Teclo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just let me ride

Long snake moan

Um-hmmm

 Dunk you
Under
Deep salt
Water

Bring me
Lover
All your
Power

I'll be
No hell
Out of
Your spell

Over
Under
Die of
Pleasure

Hear my
Dreaming
You'll be
Drowning

Hell's no
God above
All drunk
On my love

You wanna hear my long snake .... moan!
You oughta see me crawl my .... roar!

 Dunk you
Under
Deep salt
Water

In my
Dreaming
You'll be
Drowning

Raise me
Up lord
Call me
Lazarus

Hey Lord
Help me
Make me
Marvel

You wanna hear my long snake ... moan!
You oughta see me crawl my... roar!
 Is my voodoo working ( X4 )
 Moan! ( X4 ), Woo!, Moan ! ( X3 )

Down by the water

 I lost my heart
Under the bridge
To that little girl
So much to me
And now I'm old
And now I holler
She'll never know
Just what I found

That blue eyed girl
(that blue eyed girl)
She said "no more"
(she said "no more")
That blue eyed girl
(that blue eyed girl)
Became blue eyed whore
('came blue eyed whore)
Down by the water
(down by the water)
I took her hand
(I took her hand)
Just like my daughter
(just like my daughter)
Won't see her again
(see her again)

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

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

I think I'm a mother

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

 I think I'm a mother

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

" Come on and support her "
I said to the mother
She said you come over
She said she'd support her
I love her, I kept her
And then she just left and
Alone, I emplore ya
 I think I'm a mother
Need your mother, more than ever
Need your mother

** Thanx to Joe who helped me with this one **

Send his love to me

 Lover had to leave me
'Cross the desert plain
Turned to me his lady
Tell me "lover wait"

Calling Jesus, please
Send his love to me

 Oh, wind and rain they haunt me
Look to the North and pray
Send me, please, his kisses
Send them home today

 I'm begging, Jesus, please
Send his love to me

Left alone in desert
This house becomes a hell
This love becomes a tether
This room becomes a cell

 Mummy, daddy, please
Send him back to me

How long must I suffer?
Dear God, I've served my time
This love becomes my torture
This love, my only crime
 Oh lover please release me
My arms too weak to grip
My eyes to dry for weeping
My lips too dry to kiss

Calling, Jesus, please
Send his love to me
 I'm begging, Jesus, please
Send his love to me

The dancer

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

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

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

Ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, aaaaaah !

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

'Cause I've cried days, I've cried nights
For the lord just to send me home some sign
Is he near ? is he far ?
Bring peace to my black and empty heart
 So long day, so long night
Oh Lord, be near me tonight
Is he near ? is he far ?
Bring peace to my black and empty heart.



Dance hall at louse point

Rope bridge crossing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City of no sun

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

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

Outside the fields
In sunlight
The singing breeze
And the silence

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

That was my veil

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

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

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

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

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


Urn with dead flowers in a drained pool

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

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

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

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

But still you can't give your peace to me

Civil war correspondent

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

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

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

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

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

Taut

Jesus save me
Jesus save me

Can I tell you something
Can I tell you a story
It's about me and Billy
Because I remember

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

Jesus save me
Jesus save me

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

Jesus save me
Jesus save me

Un cercle autour du soleil

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

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

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

Heela

P.J Harvey :

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

And i'm saved
Saved
And I'm saved
And I'm saved

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

P.J Harvey : Heal me with his hands / J. Parish : Oh she feel as though she hit upon paradise
P.J Harvey : Heal with his heart / J. Parish : She was a hoola girl, she got her hair done nice
P.J Harvey : When he said to me / J. Parish : She said "I've given all I got to my healer man
P.J Harvey : No no, we'd never part / J. Parish : He put his hands on me, showed me what I am"

P.J Harvey / J. Parish : And I'm saved

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

Repeat 'till the end


Is that all there is

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lost fun zone

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

Is this desire

Angelene

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

Rose is my colour and white
Pretty mouth, and green my eyes

I see men come and go
But there'll be one who will collect my soul
And come to me

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

Dear God, life ain't kind
People gettin born then dying
But I've heard there's joy untold
Lays open like a road in front of me

Two thousand miles away
He walks upon the coast
Two thousand miles away
Lays open like a road

It seems so far away
I see men come and go
Two thousand miles until I reach that open road

My first name's angelene


The Sky Lit Up

I'm walking in the city tonight
I'm walking in the city at dark
Remembering, remember light
Thinking of nothing, and the shooting stars

And this world tonight is mine
A world to be remembered in
Think on a faded photograph
My hair longer than it's ever been

The sky lit up
The sky
My friend
The sky lit up
The sky my friend
And I'm lighter than I've ever been

I saw the trees crossing the moon
I saw the stars and heaven above
Shine on my own beautiful prayer
Shining on my own beautiful love

The sky lit up
The sky my friend
The sky lit up
I'm lighter than I've ever been

And I'm dancing with him
In this city and in this town
I don't care what he's thinking of
Just take the car, just take my hand

The sky lit up
The sky lit up
The sky lit up
The sky lit up


The Wind

Catherine liked high places
High up, high up on the hills
A place for making noises
Like whales
Noises like the whales

Here she built a chapel
With her image
Her image on the wall
A place where she could rest and rest
And a place where she could wash
And listen to the wind blowing

And listen to the wind blow
And listen to the wind
And listen to the wind blow

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

And listens to the wind blow
Listen to the wind blow

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

And listen to the wind blow
And listen to the wind blow
And listen to the wind blow
And listen to the wind blow

My Beautiful Leah

Did you see her walking
Did she come around here, sir
Black hair, brown eyes
My beautiful leah

She was always so needing
Said "I have no-one"
Even as I held her
She went out looking for someone
Looking for someone

She only had nightmares
And her sadness never lifted
And slowly over the years
Her lovely face twisted

Did she come around here, Sir?
I swear you would remember
Black hair, brown eyes
Late september
October, November, December

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


A Perfect Day Elise

He got lucky, got lucky one time
Hitting with the girl in room five none nine
She turned her back on him facing the frame
Said, "Listen Joe don't you come here again"

White sun scattered all over the sea
He could think of nothing but her name Elise
God is the sweat running down his back
The water soaked her blonde hair black

It's a perfect day
A perfect day, Elise

He got burned by the sun
He's a lucky man
His face so pale and his hands so worn
And the sky
Let himself in room five none nine
As she turned away
Said a prayer, pulled the trigger and cried
Tell me why

It's a perfect day
A perfect day, Elise

Ah oh, It's a perfect day
A perfect day, Elise


Catherine

Catherine De Barra
You've murdered my thinking
Gave you my heart
You left the thing stinking
I'd shake from your spell
If it weren't for my drinking
The wind bites more bitter
With each light of morning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electric Light

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

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

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


The Garden

And he was walking in the garden
And he was walking in the night
And he was singing a sad love song
And he was praying for his life

And the stars came out around him
He was thinking of his sins
And he's looking at his song-bird
And he's looking at his wings

There, inside the garden
Came another with his lips
Said "won't you come and be my lover ?"
"Let me give you a little kiss"

And he came knelt down before him
And fell upon his knees
"I will give you gold and mountains
If you stay a while with me"

And there was trouble

Taking place
Trouble
Taking place

There, inside the garden
They kissed and the sun rose
And he walked a little further
And he found he was alone

And the wind it gathered round him
He was thinking of his sins
And he's looking for his song-bird
He was looking for his wings

And there was trouble
Taking place
Trouble
Taking place

There was trouble
Taking place
Trouble
Taking place


Joy

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

She would have left these red hills
Far behind if not for her condition
Would have left these red hills
Long ago if not for my condition

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

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

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

"I've been believing in nothing since I was born
It never was a question"
No !


The River

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

Throw your pain in the river
Throw your pain in the river
Leave your pain in the river
To be washed away slow

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

Like a pain in the river
And the pain in the river
And the white sun scattered
Washed away this slow

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

Like a pain in the river
Like a pain in the river
Like a white light scatters
To be washed away slow

Like a pain in the river
Like a pain in the river
Like the way life scattered
To be washed away slow

No Girl So Sweet

In came the girl with the saddened eyes
And asked him over again and again
"Was I too weak ? Was I a child ?
And can't we leave here and start again ?"
And I love you

Said "I don't mind if you take me down"
And "I don't mind if you break it all"
But "how much more can you take from me"
"How much more can you take from me"

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

He drove it fast to make the night
And looked at his angel where she lay
Resting her head and closed her eyes
And outside the heat and the summer fades

Deep in the sky a storm he'd seen
Deep in the sky a storm he'd seen
"There ain't nothing no girl so sweet"

"Took her from heaven and gave her to me"
"Took her from heaven and gave her to me"
"Took her from heaven and gave her to me"
"Took her from heaven and gave her to me"
"Took her from heaven and gave her to me"


Is This Desire

Joseph walked on and on the sunset
Went down and down coldness
Cooled their desire and Dawn said
"Let's build a fire"

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

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

Is this desire, enough enough
To lift us higher, to lift above ?

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

Is this desire, enough enough
To lift us higher, to lift above ?

Is this desire, enough enough
Enough inside, is this desire ?

Stories from the city, stories from the sea

Big exit

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

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

I met a man
He told me straight
"You gotta leave
It's getting late
Too many cops
Too many guns
All trying to do something
No one else has done"

Baby Baby
Ain't it true ?
I'm immortal when I'm with you
But I want a pistol
In my hand
And I want to go to
A different land

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

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

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

*** Thanx a lot to Ginko & Joe for this one ***

Good Fortune

Threw my bad fortune
Off the top of
A tall building
I'd rather have done it with you

Your boy's smile
Five in the morning
Looked into your eyes
And I was really in love

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

Talkin about
Time travel
And the meaning
And just what it was worth

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune
Slipping away

And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got
Something good to say

Things I once thought
Unbelievable
In my life
Have all taken place

When we walked through
Little Italy
I saw my reflection
Come right off your face

I paint pictures
To remember
You're too beautiful
To put it into words

Like a gypsy
You dance in circles
All around me
And all over the world

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune
Slipping away

And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got
Something good to say

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune
Slipping away

And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got
Something good to say

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

On the run again ( on the run again )
On the run again ( on the run again )
On the run again ( on the run again )
On the run again ( on the run again )

*** A big thanx to Katra for this one ***

A Place called home

One day
I know
We'll find
A place of hope

Just hold on to me
Just hold on to me

Walk tight
One line
You're wanted
This time

There's no-one to blame
Just hold on to me

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

I walk
I wait
With folded hands
And lonely
I stumble
I stumble

With you
I wait
To be born
Again
With love comes the day
Just hold on to me

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

Now is
The time
To follow through
To read the signs

Now the
Message is sent
Let's bring it to its final end

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

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

One
Day
I
One day there'll be a place for us
Know
There'll be
A place
Called
One day there'll be a place for us
Home

*** A big thanx to Katra for this one ***

One Line

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the stars now moving
'Cross the sky
Keep this feeling
Safe tonight

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

Beautiful Feeling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The whore hustle and the hustlers whore

Speak to me of universal laws
The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
All around me people bleed
Speak to me your song of greed

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

Little people at the amusement park
City people in the dark
Speak to us, send us a sign
Tell us something to keep us trying

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

Speak to me of heroin and speed
Of genocide and suicide, of syphilis and greed
Speak to me the language of love
The language of violence, the language of the heart
This isn't the first time I've asked for money or love
Heaven and earth don't ever mean enough
Speak to me of heroin and speed
Just give me something I can believe

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

Ohhhh, ohhhhh.....

*** Thanx a lot to Ginko & Joe & Hannah for this one ***

This mess we're in

( Thom Yorke )
Can you hear them
The helicopters
I'm in New York
No need for words now
We sit in silence
You look me
In the eye directly
You met me
I think it's wednesday
The evening
The mess we're in
And ooooh...


( PJ Harvey )
The city sunset over me
The city sunset over me


( Thom Yorke )
Night and day
I dream of
Making love
To you now baby
Love making
On screen
Impossible dream
And I have seen
The sunrise over the river
The freeway
Reminding of
This mess we're in
And ooooh...


( PJ Harvey )
The city sunset over me
The city sunset over me


( PJ Harvey )
The city sunset over me
The city sunset over me


( PJ talking / Thom singing...together )
What were you wanting / What was he wanted
I just wanna say
Don't ever change now baby
I'd thank you
I don't think we will meet again
And you must leave now
Before the sun rises
Above the skycrapers
And the city landscape comes into view
Swell on my skin
Oh
This mess we're in
Ooooh...


( PJ Harvey )
The city sunset over me
The city sunset over me
The city sunset over me
The city sunset over me

*** Thanx a lot to Ginko & Joe for this one ***

You said something

On a rooftop in Brooklyn
At one in the morning
Watching the lights flash
In Manhattan

I see five bridges
The Empire State Building
And you said something
That I've never forgotten

We lean against railings
Describing the colors
And the smells of our homelands
Acting like lovers

How did we get here
To this point of living
I held my breath
You said something

And I'm doing nothing wrong
Riding in you car
The radio playing
We sing up to the eighth floor

On a rooftop Manhattan
One in the morning
You said something
That I've never forgotten

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

*** Thanx a lot to Ginko & Joe for this one ***

Kamikaze

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

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

Beyond all reason
Beyond all my hopes
The call of duty
Another war zone
Make me moan, moan

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You can't touch me
Kamikaze

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

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

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You don't touch me
Kamikaze

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

Space here we come

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

This Is Love

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

This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, love, love that I'm feelin'

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

This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, love, love, love that I'm feelin'

I can't believe that the axis turns
On suffering when you taste so good
I can't believe that the axis turns
On suffering when my head it burns

Now, love, love, love that I'm feelin'
This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, love, love, love that I'm feelin'

Even in the summer, even in the spring
You'll never get too much of a wonderful thing

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

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

This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'
This is love, love, love, love that I'm feelin'

This is love, love, love that I'm feelin'
This is love, love, love that I'm feelin'
This is love, love, love, love that I'm feelin'
This is love, this is love that I'm feelin'

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

Horses in My Dreams

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

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

I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear silent
I have pulled myself clear

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

I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear silent
I have pulled myself clear

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

We Float

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

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

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

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

But now we float
Take life as it comes
We float
Take life as it comes

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

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

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

But one day, we'll float
Take life as it comes
But one day, we'll float
Take life as it comes

Oh, one day...

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

This Wicked Tongue

( Japanese Version - Bonus Track)

This wicked tongue says
God is a million miles away
This wicked tongue says
He can't see my day to day
This wicked tongue says
Go on taste everything
And this wicked tongue says
You know you're not really living
And it stares into the sun
And it flies from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears
And that noise
Is as much
As I could bare
So I asked you where's the heart
In the rubbish heap of man
And I asked him where's the soul
And the silence rangandrangandrangandrang
So I stare into the sun
And I fly from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears
And that noise
Is as much
As I could bare
"I give up"
He said
"I give up you win creation baby has fell again"


*** Thanx a lot to Yuri G for this one ***

 

Uh Huh Her

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

The Life and Death of Mr Badmouth

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

Wash it out, wash it out, wash it out

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

Wash it out, wash it out, wash it out

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

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

Wash it out, wash it out, wash it out

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

Shame

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

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

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

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

*** Thanx a lot to marianafocusri@hotmail.com who corrected mistakes ***

Who the fuck

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

Get your comb out of there
Combin' out my hair

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

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

Who who who who
Fuck fuck fuck you

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

The pocket knife

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

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

How does anybody last?
As the world keeps coming
And the bees keep humming
And I'll keep running

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

The Letter

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

Oh

Who is left that
Writes these days?
You and me
We'll be different
Take the cap
Off your pen
Wet the envelope
Lick and lick it

Oh

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

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

Oh
It's you
I want you

The slow drug

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No child of mine

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

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

Hey child, you're no child of mine
Hey child, you're no child of mine

Cat on the wall

Turn up the radio
Turn up the radio

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

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

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

Turn up the radio

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

You Come Through

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

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

You come through
For me
You come true
For me
You be well
For me
You come through
For me

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

You come through
For me
You come true
For me
You be well
For me
You come through
For me


It's you

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

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

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

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

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

It's you

The Desperate Kingdom of Love

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

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

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

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

The Darker Days of Me & Him

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

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

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

With no neurosis
No psychosis
No psychoanalysis
And no sadness

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

Limp this love around

White Chalk

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

The Devil

As soon as I'm left alone
The devil wanders into my soul

And I pretend to myself
And I pretend to myself

I go out
To the old milestone
Insanely expecting
You to come there
Knowing that I wait for you there
That I wait for you there

Come!
Come!
Come here at once
Come!
Come
On a night with no moon

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

What formerly had cheered me
Now seems
Insignificant
Insignificant

Dear darkness

Dear darkness
Dear darkness
Won't you cover, cover
Me again?

Dear darkness
Dear
I've been your friend
For many years

Won't you do this for me?
Dearest darkness
And cover me from the sun

And the words tightening
The words are tightening
Around my throat

And, and...

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

Dear darkness
Dear darkness
Now it's your time to look after us
'Cause we kept you clothed
We kept in business
When everyone else was having good luck

So now it's your time
Time to pay
To pay me and the one I love
With the worldly goods you've stashed away
With all the things you
Took from us

Grow, grow, grow

I sowed a seed
Underneath the oak tree
I trod it in
With my boots I trampled it down

Grow
Grow
Grow

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

Grow
Grow
Grow

Teach me how to...
Teach me how to...

Teach me, Mommy
How to grow
How to catch someone's fancy
Underneath the twisted oak grove

When under ether

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

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

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

Human kindness

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

Something's inside me
Unborn and unblessed
Disappears in the ether
This world to the next
Disappears in the ether
One world to the next

Human kindness

White chalk

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

White chalk south against time
White chalk cutting down the sea at Lyme
I walk the valleys by the Cerne
On a path cut fifteen hundred years ago
And I know these chalk hills will rot my bones

Dorset's cliffs meet at the sea
Where I walked
Our unborn child in me
White chalk
Gorse-scattered land
Scratched my palms
There's blood on my hands

Broken harp

Please don't reproach me
For, for how empty
My life has become

I don't what really happened
I watched your disappointment
At being misunderstood

I forgive you

Oh
Something metal
Tearing my stomach out
If you think ill of me

Can you
Can you
Forgive me
Forgive me
Can you
Can you
Forgive me
Too

Too

I tried to learn your language
But fell asleep half undressed
Unrecognizable to myself

Silence

All those places
Where I recall the memories
That gripped me
And pinned me down

I go to these places
Intending to think
To think of nothing
No anticipate

And somehow expect
You'll find me there
That by some miracle
You'd be aware

I'd risen this morning
Determined to break
The spell of my longing
And not to think

I freed myself from my family
I freed myself from work
I freed myself
I freed myself
And remained alone

And in my thinking
Steal you away
Though you never wanted me
Anyway

Silence
Silence
Silence
Silence

To talk to you

Oh grandmother
How I miss you
Under the earth
Wish I was with you

To talk to you
To talk to you

I found somebody
Tried to give myself to
Many times
I wanted to talk to you

If I lay on the earth
Could you hear

Oh grandmother
I'm so lonely
All my life

If I lay on the earth
Could you hear then
If I lay...

Mary...

The piano

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

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

Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you

Daddy's in the corner
Rattling his keys
Mommy's in the doorway
Trying to leave

Nobody's listening
Nobody's listening
Nobody's listening
Nobody's listening
Nobody's listening
Nobody's listening
Nobody's listening
Nobody's listening

Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you
Oh God I miss you

Before departure

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

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

To work for your bread
Soon you must leave
Remember your families
And work for your children

I don't need much
And the older I become
I realize
My friendships

Will carry me over
Any course of distance
Any cause of sorrow
Friends that last

Will dance one more time
With me
I don't need much
But this I need

The mountain

Above the mountain
The mountain
An eagle
Is flying

High above the mountain
An eagle calling down
To the soldier who faulters
The soldier on the ground

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

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

Since you

A Woman A Man Walked By

Black Hearted Love

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

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

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

And you are my black hearted love
And you are my black hearted love

In the rain
In the evening
I will come again

I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you
To a place I know
My black hearted

I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you
To a place I know
My black hearted

I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you
To a place I know
My black hearted

I'd like to take you
I'd like to take you
To a place I know
My black hearted

In the rain
In the evening
In the garden

I will come
Again
In the rain
Mouth to mouth
In the garden
In the evening
Again

Erica

Erica
Is watching

Daniel
Daniel
Is hiding

Erica
Erica
Is counting

Sixteen, fifteen, fourteen, thirteen,
Twelve, eleven, ten, nine...

Erica
Erica
Is coming

The sun is setting the scene
In the garden it's starting to rain
The trees are trembling
Erica's repeating

There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden
Erica
There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden

Erica
Is feeling
Something

Daniel
Is hiding
She's counting

Sixteen, fifteen, fourteen, thirteen,
Twelve, eleven, ten, nine, eight

The sun is leaving the scene
And took a look and turn away
The trees are trembling
Erica's repeating

There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden
Erica
There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden
There is no laughter in the garden
Erica....

Leaving California

California, leaving California
California, leaving California

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

California, leave me, California
California, leave me, California

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

California, killed me California
California, killed me California

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

The Chair

Where
Where have you gone
Daniel, my youngest son

I, I keep expecting you
To be here in your chair
Sitting in your favourite chair

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

Pieces
Pieces of my life
Are gone
Washed away
In the water
That took my son

April

April
How could I not have seen

April
You coming

April
How could I have worn
In-appropriate clothing

April
All that careful stepping
Rounding of my soul
And now your rain

April
I feel you leaving

I don't know what silence means
It could mean anything

April
Won't you answer me
These days just seem to crush me
Hatching, collapsing, tumbling down

April
What if I drown
I drown

April
I see you leaving
I don't know what silence means
It could mean anything
Won't you answer me

I dreamed
I dreamed
April, April
That I'm walking
That I'm watching
April
Your rain
It overcomes me

A Woman a Man Walked By
The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go

I once knew a woman/man
"A courageous friend", I thought
But turned out so wrong was I
When we were up against the wall
He had chicken liver balls
He had chicken liver spleen
He had chicken liver heart
Made of chicken liver parts
Lily livered little parts
Lily livered little parts

Prematurely going bald
Any passion long-gone-cold
But I wanted to explore
The damp alleyways of his soul
Oh, the times I tried to help
He spit in my face and laughed
That woman/man
I want his fucking ass
I want his fucking ass
I want his fucking ass
I want your fucking ass!

Uh huh huh
Uh huh huh
Hermaphrodite
He's looking likely
Cramped in a taxi
I see you too clearly
I'm sucking on a little pee
I'm sucking on a little pee

My, my, you little toy
He's just a mummy's boy
Where's your liver
Where's your heart
What's like your woman parts
Now it's my turn to laugh
Just to get up your fucking ass
Just to get up your fucking ass
Just to get up your fucking ass
Just to get up your fucking ass

The Soldier

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

Send me home restless
Send me home damaged
And wanting

It's the year when some poet said
"We must love or accept the consequences"
I want you to share every pinprick of guilt
That I have felt

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

Pig Will Not

I, I, I will
I will not
I will not
No
I will not...

'How dare you,' says the angel
He crashes down from the heights
Shakes the disbeliever
Shakes the disbeliever's head
Shakes him harder
Instructing 'You will'
Woof, woof...

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

Such love as this it's true love
This is true love that we're doing now
It's even lovelier than it was before
All broken
Your face all mashed up

I will not
I will not
I will not...

Passionless, Pointless

Let's talk, let's talk
Let the dirt fall
Let heads roll

No kind hand is reaching out, for me tonight
I slept facing the wall, I dreamt of buildings in pieces
You slept, facing the wall, and you wanted less than I wanted

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

You slept, facing the wall
And you wanted less than I wanted
I slept, facing the wall
But when I met you, how did you enter
I don't remember
How did we ever

Cracks In The Canvas

How do we cope
With the days after a death
Empty days
Nothing left
Not even a funeral
I see shapes forming inside paintings
Animals and humans feet on road
Walking towards something
Waiting for something

I'm looking for an answer
Me and a million others
disbelievers, deserted lovers
Dear god you better not let me down this time

Cracks in the canvas
Look like roads that never end
Honey
Go to sleep
You have no one to wait for
And now, here's another voice

Outside the window
The voices of ten thousand angels
Tten thousand lives that lived before
 

Let England Shake

Let England Shake

The West's asleep
Let England shake
Weighted down
With silent dead

I fear our blood
Won't rise again
Won't rise again

England's dancing days are done
Another day, Bobby, for you to come
Home and tell me indifference has won, won, won

Smile, smile Bobby
With your lovely mouth
Pack up your troubles
And let's head out
To the fountain
Of death and splash about
Swim back, forth, back, back
And laugh out loud

Until the day is ending
And the birds are silent
And the insects are courting
And by the shores
Heavy stones are falling

Smile, smile Bobby
With your lovely mouth
Pack up your troubles
And let's head out
To the fountain
Of death and splash about
Swim back, forth, back, back
And laugh out loud

The Last Living Rose

Goddamn' Europeans
Take me back to beautiful England
And the grey, damp filthiness of ages
And battered books
And fog rolling down behind the mountains
And on the graveyards, and dead sea-captains

Let me walk through the stinking alleys
To the music of drunken beatings
Past the Thames River, glistening like gold
Hastily sold for nothing, nothing

Let me watch night fall on the river
The moon rise up and turn to silver
The sky move
The ocean shimmer
The hedge shake
The last living rose quiver

The Glorious Land

How is our glorious country ploughed
Not by iron ploughs
How is our glorious country ploughed
Not by iron ploughs

Our land is ploughed by tanks and feet
Feet, marching
Our land is ploughed by tanks and feet
Feet, marching

Oh, America, oh, England
Oh, America, oh, England

How is our glorious country sown
Not with wheat and corn
How is our glorious country sown
Not with wheat and corn
How is our glorious land bestowed
How is our glorious land bestowed

Oh, America, oh, England
Oh, America, oh, England
Oh, America, oh, England
Oh, America, oh, England

Oh what is the glorious fruit of our land
Its fruit is deformed children
What is the glorious fruit of our land
Its fruit is orphaned children

Oh what is the glorious fruit of our land
Its fruit is orphaned children
What is the glorious fruit of our land
Its fruit is deformed children

The Words That Maketh

I've seen and done things I want to forget
I've seen soldiers fell like lumps of meat
Blown and shot out beyond belief
Arms and legs were in the trees

I've seen and done things I want to forget
Coming from an unearthly place
Longing to see a woman's face
Instead of the words that gather pace
The words that maketh murder

These, these, these are the words
The words that maketh murder
These, these, these are the words
The words that maketh murder
These, these, these are the words
Murder

These, these, these are the words
The words that maketh murder
These, these, these are the words
The words that maketh murder

I've seen and done things I want to forget
I've seen a corporal who's nerves were shot
Climbing behind a fierce, gone sun
I've seen flies swarming everyone
Soldiers fell like lumps of meat
These are the words, the words are these

Death lingering, stunk
Flies swarming everyone
Over the whole summit peak
Flesh quivering in the heat
This was something else again
I fear it cannot be explained
The words that maketh, the words that maketh
Murder

What if I take my problem to the United Nations
What if I take my problem to the United Nations
What if I take my problem to the United Nations
What if I take my problem to the United Nations...

All and Everyone

Death was everywhere
In the air and in the sounds
Coming off the mounds
Of Bolton's Ridge
Oh death's anchorage
When you rolled a smoke
Or told a joke
It was in the laughter
And drinking water
It approached the beach
As strings of cutters
Dropped into the sea
And lay around us

Death was in the ancient fortress
Shelled by a million bullets
From gunners, waiting in the copses
With hearts that threatened to pop their boxes
As we advanced into the sun
Death was all and everyone
Death was all and everyone

As we advanced in the sun
As we advanced, every man
As we advanced in the sun

Death hung in the smoke and clung
To four hundred acres of useless beachfront
A bank of red earth, dripping down
Death is now, and now, and now

Death was everywhere
In the air and in the sounds
Coming off the mounds
Of Bolton's Ridge
Oh death's anchorage
Death was in the staring sun
Fixing its eyes on everyone
It rattled the bones of the Light Horsemen
Still lying out there in the open

As we advanced in the sun
As we advanced, every man
As we advanced in the sun
Sing "Death to all and everyone"

On Battleship Hill

The scent of Thyme carried on the wind
Stings your face into remembering
Cruel nature has won again
Cruel nature has won again

On Battleship Hill's caved in trenches
A hateful feeling still lingers
Even now, eighty years later
Cruel nature
Cruel, cruel nature

The land returns to how it has always been
Thyme carried on the wind
Jagged mountains, jutting out
Cracked like teeth in a rotten mouth
On Battleship Hill I hear the wind
Say "Cruel nature has won again"
Cruel nature has won again
Cruel nature has won again
Cruel nature has won again

England

I live and die
Through England
Through England
It leaves a sadness

Remedies
Never were
Within my reach
I cannot go on as I am

A withered vine
Reaching from
The country dirt

I love
England
You leave a taste
A bitter one

I have searched for your springs
But people, they stagnate with time
Like water, like air
To you, England, I cling
Undaunted
Never failing love for you
England

In the Dark Places

We got up early
Washed our faces
Walked the fields
And put up crosses
Passed through
The damned mountains
Went hellwards
And some of us returned
And some of us did not

In the fields and in the forests
Under the moon and under the sun
Another summer has passed before us

And not one man has
And not one woman has
Revealed the secrets
Of this world

So our young men
Hid with guns
In the dirt
And in the dark places

Our young men
Hid with guns
In the dirt
And in the dark places

Our young men
Hid with guns
In the forests
And in the dark places

And not one man has
And not one woman has
Revealed the secrets
Of this world

Bitter Branches

Bitter branches
Spreading out
There's none more bitter
Than the wood

Into the white world
It grows

Twisting under
Soldier's feet
Standing in line
And the damp earth underneath

Holding up their rifles high
Holding their young wives
Who wave goodbye

Hold up the clear glass
To look and see
Soldiers standing
And the roots twist underneath

Their young wives with white hands
Wave goodbye
Their arms as bitter branches
Spreading into the world

Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye...

Hanging in the Wire

Walker sees the mist rise
Over no man's land
He sees in front of him
A smashed up waste-ground
There are no fields or trees
No blades of grass
Just unburied ghosts are there
Hanging in the wire

Walker's in the wire
Limbs pointing upwards
There are no birds singing
"The white cliffs of Dover"
There are no trees to sing from
Walker cannot hear the wind
Far off, a symphony
Do you hear the guns beginning

Walker's in the mist rising
Over no-man's land
In the battered waste-ground
The big guns firing

Written on the Forehead

People throwing dinars at the belly-dancers
In a sad circus by a trench of burning oil
People throw belongings, a life-time's earnings
Amongst the scattered rubbish and suitcases on the sidewalk

Date, palms, and orange and tangerine trees
And eyes are crying for everything
(Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, burn, burn)

So I talked to an old man by the generator
He was standing on the gravel by the fetid river
He turned to me and then surveyed the scene
Said, “War is here in our beloved city”
(Let it burn, let it burn burn burn)

Some dove in the river and tried to swim away
Through tons of sewage, fate written on their foreheads

Date, palms, and orange and tangerine trees
And eyes are crying for everything
(Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, burn, burn)

The Colour of the Earth

Louis was my dearest friend
Fighting in the Anzac trench
Louis ran forward from the line
I never saw him again

Later in the dark
I thought I heard Louis' voice
Calling for his mother, then me
But I couldn't get to him

He's still up on that hill
Twenty years on that hill
Nothing more than a pile of bones
But I think of him still

If I was asked I'd tell
The colour of the earth that day
It was dull and browny-red
"The colour of blood", I'd say

The Hope Six Demolition Project

The Community of Hope

Here's the Hope Six Demolition Project
Stretching down to Benning Road
A well-known pathway of death
At least, that's what I'm told

And here's the one sit-down restaurant
In Ward Seven, nice.
Ok, now this is just drug town
Just zombies, but that's just life.

The Community of hope
The Community of hope
The Community of hope
The Community of hope, hope, hope, hope
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Here's the highway to death and destruction
South Capitol is its name
And the school looks like a shit hole
Does that look like a nice place

Here's the old mental institution
Now the Homeland Security base
And here's God's Deliverance Center
A deli called M.L.K.

The Community of hope
The Community of hope
The Community of hope
The Community of hope, hope, hope, hope

They're gonna put a Walmart here
They're gonna put a Walmart here
They're gonna put a Walmart here
They're gonna put a Walmart here

They're gonna put a Walmart here
They're gonna put a Walmart here
They're gonna put a Walmart here
They're gonna put a Walmart here

The Ministry of Defence

This is the Ministry
Of Defence
The stairs and walls are
All that's left

Mortar holes let
Through the air
Kids do the same thing
Everywhere

They've sprayed graffiti
In arabic
And balanced sticks
In human shit
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This is the Ministry
Of remains
Fizzy drinks cans
And magazines

Broken glass
A white jawbone
Syringes, razors
A plastic spoon

Human hair
A kitchen knife
And the ghost of a girl
Who runs and hides

Scratched in the wall
In biro pen
This is how the
World will end

There's the bus depot
To the right
Levelled like a
A building site

those are the children's
Cries from the dark
These are the words
Written under the arch

Scratched in the wall
In biro pen
This is how the
World will end

A Line in the Sand

How to stop the murdering
By now we should have learned
If we don't then we're sham
Bad overwhelms the good
Bad overwhelms the good

What I've seen
Yes, it's changed
How I see humankind
I used to think progress was made
That we could get something right
We could get something right
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Enough is enough
A line in the sand
Seven or eight thousand
Killed by hand

They stepped off the edge
They did not step back
If we haven't learnt by now
Then we're a sham

When we first got to the camp
Our supplies were not enough
I saw a displaced family
Eating a cold horse's hoof
A cold horse's hoof

We set up tents
Brought in water
Air drops were dispersed
I saw people kill each other
Just to get there first
Oh, just to get there first

Enough is enough
A line in the sand
Seven or eight thousand
Killed by hand

They stepped off the edge
They did not step back
If we haven't learnt by now
Then we're a sham

What we did, why we did it
I make no excuse
We got things wrong
But I believe
We also did some good

What we did, why we did it
I make no excuse
I believe we have a future
To do something good

Chain of Keys

Fifteen keys
Fifteen keys hang on a chain
The chain is joined
The chain is joined and forms a ring

The ring is in
The ring is in a woman's hand
She's walking on
She's walking on the dusty ground

The dusty ground's a dead end track
The neighbours won't be coming back
Fifteen gardens overgrown
Fifteen houses falling down
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The woman's old
The woman's old and dressed in black
She keeps her hands
She keeps her hands behind her back

Imagine what
Imagine what her eyes have seen
We ask but she
We ask but she won't let us in

A key so simple and so small
How can it mean no chance at all
A key, a promise or a wish
How can it mean such hopelessness

A circle is broken, she says
A circle is broken, she says

River Anacostia

Oh, my Anacostia
Do not sigh, do not weep
Beneath the overpass
Your saviour's waiting patiently

Walking on the water
Flowing with poisons
From the naval yard
He's talking to the fallen reeds

Saying "What will become of us"
"What will become of us"
Oh...
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Wade in the water
God's gonna trouble the water

A small, red sun makes way for night
Trails away like a tail light
Is that Jesus on the water
Talking to the fallen trees

Saying "What will become of us"
"What will become of us"
Oh...

Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water
Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water
Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water

What will become if God's gonna trouble the water
What will become if God's gonna trouble the water
What will become if God's gonna trouble the water
Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water
Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water
Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water

Wade in the water
God's gonna trouble the water

Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln

Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln

At the refreshments stand
A boy throws out his hands
As if to feed the starlings
But really he throws nothing
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It's just to watch them jump
See the people coming
Lumbering over the grass
To squeeze into plastic chairs

Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln

Three notes, a bugle call
A black man in overalls
Arrives to empty the trash
Hauls it to a metal hatch

A doorway opens up
To the underworld
The boy throws empty hands
And the starlings jump

Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
Oh, near the memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln

The Orange Monkey

A restlessness took hold my brain
And questions I could not hold back
An orange monkey on a chain
On a bleak uneven track
copy paste is killing the internet
Told me that to understand
You must travel back in time
I took a plane to a foreign land
And said, "I'll write down what I find"

Beneath a mountain's jagged shelves
Cloaked with snow and shadows sheer
Plates tipped up upon themselves
The pain of fifty million years

And mules and goats were running wild
A happy chaos carried on
And old men and young boys smiled
And worked until the day was gone

Packs of sandy-coloured dogs
Walked streets that looked like building sites
But piles of rocks and dust and smog
Could not block out a different light

When I returned I ran to meet
The monkey, but his face had changed
He stood before me on two feet
The track was now a motorway

Medicinals

I was walking through the National Mall
Thinking about medicinals
And how they used to grow there
copy paste is killing the internet
When the ground was a marshland
Undisturbed by human hands
And I heard their voices

The sumac said "We are always here"
The witch hazel "We are always here"
The sassafras "We are always here"
Bluestem grasses always here

I looked about, what did I see
Medicinals growing around me
Rising from the gravel

The sumac and the witch hazel
Come to soothe our pain, our sores
Come to soothe our troubles

The sumac said "We are always here"
The witch hazel "We are always here"
The sassafras "We are always here"
Bluestem grasses always here

But do you see that woman
Sitting in the wheelchair
With her Redskins cap on backwards
What's that she's singing
As from inside a paper wrapper
She sips from a bottle
A new painkiller
For the native people

The Ministry of Social Affairs

See them sitting in the rain
As the sky is darkening
Three lines of traffic edge past
The Ministry of Social Affairs

At a junction, on the ground
An amputee and a pregnant hound
Sit by young men with withered arms
As if death had already passed

Through every alleyway and left
A million beggars' silhouettes
Near where the money-changers sit
By their locked glass cabinets
copy paste is killing the internet
What has happened
Let's go and ask
The Ministry of Social Affairs
Near where the money-changers sit
By their locked glass cabinets.

That's what they want, oh yeah
Money, honey
That's what they want, oh yeah
Money, honey

That's what they want, oh yeah
Money, honey
That's what they want, oh yeah
Money, honey

That's what they want, oh yeah
Money, honey
That's what they want, oh yeah
Money, honey

The Wheel

A revolving wheel of metal chairs
Hung on chains, squealing
Four little children flying out
A blind man sings in arabic

Hey little children, don't disappear
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
Lost upon a revolving wheel
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
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Now you see them, now you don't
The children vanish behind a vehicle
Now you see them, now you don't
Faces, limbs, a bouncing skull

Hey little children, don't disappear
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
All that's left after a year
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
A faded face, the trace of an ear
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand

A tableau of the missing
Tied to the government building
Eight thousand of sun-bleached photographs
Fading with the roses

Hey little children, don't disappear
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
Lost upon a revolving wheel
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand

All that's left after a year
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand
A faded face, the trace of an ear
I heard it was twenty-eight thousand

And watch them fade out
And watch them fade out
And watch them fade out...

Dollar, Dollar

A boy stares through the glass
He's saying "Dollar, dollar"
Three lines of traffic pass
We're trapped inside our car

His voice says "Dollar, dollar"
I turn to you to ask
For something we can offer
Three lines of traffic pass
We pull away so fast

All my words get swallowed
In the mirror glass
A face pock-marked and hollow
He's saying "Dollar, dollar"
copy paste is killing the internet
I can't look through or past
The face saying "Dollar, dollar"
The face pock-marked and hollow
Staring from the glass

Non Albums Tracks

30

(Good Fortune EP)

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

Thirty miles
The world unfolds
Thirty miles
A pot of gold

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

Thirty miles
The world unfolds
Thirty miles
A pot of gold

Listen here in my song
Thirty miles won't be long

Thirty diamonds
Birds of fire
Sparkle like the summer sky
Thirty diamonds
Thirty miles
Looking for something in your smile
I'm looking for something in your smile
I'm looking for something

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

66 Promises

(Good Fortune EP)

Sixty six promises
Fell from your lips
Sixty six kisses to
Rest on my charred fingertips
And Sixty six lovers
To come till I tell
Sixty six postions to take on this
Well-worn trail
Sixty six magicians
Deliver the goods
Documenting our marriage for some
Silent film in Hollywood

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

Sixty miles talking
But making no sense
A life out of liberty
And the pursuit of
Happiness

Waiting for something
To smash a few wholes
In the wall of good fortune
And the windows to an
Outer world
And sixty six promises
They came in a kiss
Provided a meaning
Now I see how it reallly is

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

97

(Shame EP)

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

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

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

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

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

I'm burning
I'm burning up
It's 97 degrees
Look what you've done
You've ruined everything

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

A Dog Called Money

The kids, they're rolling dice for change
Sitting on the backyard steps
Calling Money's name
Old guy walking to the store
Chewing on a cocktail stick
Starts to tell us what is what

He says
"Everything is staged
That's how it is
People are just paid to work
And I'm tired of it
What you gonna do to change it
Everything is staged
That's what's going on"

The kids rolling dice again
The sun is beating down
I asked the old guy's name
He smiles
The pitbull runs our way
The kids call out for him
"Money, money"

He says
"Everything is staged
That's how it is
People are just paid to work
And I'm tired of it
What you gonna do to change it
It's all about money
That's what's going on"

A Girl Like Me

( Desert Sessions vols. 9 & 10 - 2003 )

Hot skin in the night
In the hour when the animals are born
And crimes of passion are committed
Take me to the morning light
Take me to your leader

It took a girl like me
To bring you to your knees
You took a girl like me

You are my heart
You are my only heart
But this cold air is killing me
And as we make love
The silence, the silence
Trying to find the thread
Of failed romance

It took a girl like me
To bring you to your knees
You take a girl like me

I swing my face towards the sky
You put your hand over my mouth
Oh, take me, take me
To the frozen north
Skating, falling
Falling down, down, down
Into icy water

I'll be what you want me to be
To bring you to your knees
Your lover, your daughter
We'll move in slow motion
Falling down, down, down
Into icy water
You took a girl like me

I might never leave this room again
Shut myself inside the old photographs
The faded light of the young girl
Patterns, shadows on the walls
Painted ladies
They look a lot like me

It took a girl like me
To bring you to your knees
You took a girl like me

Airplane blues

( With John Parish - How Animal Move LP - 2002 )

My man's a pilot on the Birmingham airplane line
I say my man's a pilot on the Birmingham airplane line
When he comes to see me, my man sure comes a flying
I know that my flying man ain't true to me
I know that my flying man ain't true to me
But he's as true as any man can be
He takes me flying, flying, right up to the sky
He takes me flying, flying, right up to the sky
When I'm riding with my man, lord, he rides me so high

First he turns me over then he starts to loop the loop
First he turns me over then he starts to loop the loop
Takes a long long time till his whoops begin to droop
He flies me slow, he flies me fast
And I'm hoping, I'm praying he don't run out of gas
So if he ain't true, there's nothing I'm gonna say
Cause I ain't gonna let him burn that good flight away

Angel

(You Come Through EP)

Angel, an angel's come
An angel, an angel's come
I need so, I need someone
I need so, I need someone

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

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

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

Falling, falling free
Falling, falling
I rise to the level, I'm empty to the topple
And I rise to the level, I'm empty to the topple

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

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready

As close as this

(A Place Called Home EP)

With those eyes
You could be
In movies
In the lights

Nothing gets as close as this

With those eyes
Just a breath
Can send me back
To Bethlehem

Nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted

This world's alive
This room awake
With tiger's palms and rattlesnakes

And nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted

Every bird
Is on the wing
You fill the air
You're everything

Make me run screaming
Down the wind
Hopelessly
In love again

And nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted
Nothing gets as close as this
I'm hopelessly devoted


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

Baby in a plastic bag

( With Grape )

There was a man who told us all about his yesterdays
He said that come the come, come revolution praise
And though we talked about him, walked about his yesterdays
No crack could snap the fact, he bore them all the way
What a day

Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag

Calling out and falling out with everyone
He saw no application for this summering
Although it hurt a lot and burned a lot of offerings
No calling... turned the granary

Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag

Well I don't like your face
Well I don't like your taste
Well I don't like this place
And I don't need your embrace

Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag

Well I don't like your face
Well I don't like your taste
Well I don't like this place
And I don't need your embrace

In a white room, in a warm man
Warm bizarre
Come and get me
Come and get me
Hang it on, hang heavy
Come

Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag

Bitter Little Bird

( Live 2006 )

I will change
I will transform
I will turn myself
Into a bitter bird

Bitter why fly
To your garden
Bitter why (sit)?
By the lilac tree

I will change
I will transform
Don't (chain) me down
This bitter bird

Bitter why fly
In through your window
And bitter stories why (?)
To your sister tell

Oh this sister tell
What are your sorrows
And ask us advice (?)

Bonnie & Clyde

(Serge Gainsbourg / Live)

You've heard the story of Jesse James
Of how he lived and died
If you're still in need of something to read...then fine.
Here's the story of Bonnie & Clyde.

Here 'tis
Clyde had a petite amie
She's beautiful her name is Bonnie
Together they had left the straight and narrow
The gang of two B.Parker and C.Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

I've known Clyde since we were young and carefree
He was always laid out bright and clean
For you must see the litmus society
That drove me to a life of crime and misery

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

The newspapers think they have our measure
They say we kill for cold-blooded pleasure
Well that's not true but sure it's in our nature
To shoot first and ask the questions later

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

If a Dallas cop is killed or maimed
And they have no suspect they can blame
For the police there's nothing mysterious
They hang it on Clyde Barrow and his mistress

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

There's no point in trying to settle down
To find a little house in a quiet town
By the third day there's a tac tac tac tac
Of machine gun who's making sneak attack

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

One of these days they will take my life
But I just hope that Bonnie will survive
No I don't mind how they make me pay
Bonnie here just hopes that Clyde can get away.

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Ambushed on a road the end was nigh
The only way out for them was to die
When more than one of them went down the road
When they died Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

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

Bows and arrows

(The Letter EP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broken Homes

(With Tricky)

Choir :
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.

Polly Jean Harvey :
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
We loose our voice more each year,
Maybe we won't bring soon
Is there cancer in the throat ?
No stress

Polly Jean Harvey :
Maybe it's supposed to kill the success

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
Because success needs killing

Polly Jean Harvey :
Murder is media
False laugh,
Forged autograph,

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
First my body, now my corpse

Polly Jean Harvey :
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Alive is pain, Murder is fame,

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
And if you're famous you may get acquitted
If you did it

Polly Jean Harvey :
There's no where to runaway

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
Damn you I hope you pay

Polly Jean Harvey :
And finish the day to day
Games we play

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
Those men will brake your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.

Polly Jean Harvey :
I'ma stay at home

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
And talk on the telephone

Polly Jean Harvey :
There's nothing in this world I want from you,
Don't fool yourself, I won't cry....
You're too scared to live
Too quick to die

PJ Harvey & Tricky :
Those men will brake your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will brake your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.

Choir :
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Stable Homes
Those men will break your bones,
Stable homes
Those men will break your bones,
Stable homes.
Those men will break your bones

Claudine, the inflatable one

(Peel Sessions)

Claudine, I love you, don't be shy
Come round my place, I'll blow your mind
I'll show you heaven sure as I can lie

Come on Mister Heaven
Let me give you my my my my Mister Heaven
Um yeah, I'll be my my my my Mister Heaven

 I'll make sweet honey
I treat you nice
I'll show you sugar
Add a juggle and a dice
Nail my beard to the bathroom door
If it's what you want, baby

Come on, come on take take your Mister Heaven
Um yeah, I'll be my my my my Mister Heaven
Um yeah, I'll be my my my my Mister Heaven

Claudine je vous aimais la bête
( in French means : Claudine the beast I loved you ) 
I'll wash your dog, babe, don't forget
Inflate your body, my inflatable queen
Want to get right in your sack o sack o skin now Mister Heaven
Um yeah, I'll be my my my my Mister Heaven
My God, I'll be my my my my Mister Heaven
Scream blue murder, Scream blue murder...

*** Thanx a lot to Robyn who helped me for this one ***

Colour me grey

( With The Family cat )

Pour yourself into a drink
It's what you think
I don't have anything to say at all
A funny mess, don't you agree
Just you and me
I don't have anything to do at all
Shall we go out tonight
Will that be alright
Shall we search for our fortune and fame
For oil on peaceful waters
Always stings the same

So just stab me in the back
And call me lover
For nothing now can ever be the same
We'll swap stories of past conquests
We'll tell each other lies
And I'll try so hard to shoulder all the blame
Shall we go out tonight
Will that be alright
Shall we search for our fortune and fame
For oil on peaceful waters
Always stings the same

Crawl Home

( Desert Sessions vols. 9 & 10 - 2003 )

No more
It's done
Crawl home
Get gone
Your love
Is evil
Lonesome
My bones

Took me such a long time to figure it out
Now is it too late, I can't do it alone
Took me such a long time to figure it out
Don't take it away, away, oh

Snowstorm
In my heart
Crawl home
Your love
Is evil
I'm lonesome
Just get more and more
Where you've dared

Took me such a long time to figure it out
Now is it too late, I can't do it alone
Took me such a long time to figure it out
Don't take it away, away, oh

Took me such a long time to figure it out
Now is it too late, I can't do it alone
Took me such a long time to figure it out
Don't take it away, away, oh

Daddy

(Man Size EP)
 
Daddy hold me
It seems so very dark tonight
And day
Daddy, I can't sleep
I need you to come and sing to me
 That the stars up in the sky
Will shine down gently on the two of us tonight
And soon enough it will be light
We'll hold on tightly to each other, you and I
And I won't cry
 Oh Daddy, your baby is weak and calling out your name
Oh my Daddy, oh don't leave me
I beg you, sing your song again
 That the stars up in the sky
Will shine down gently on the two of us tonight
And soon enough it will be light
We'll hold on tightly to each other, you and I
And I won't cry or call your name
And I won't
And I won't...

Dance

(Shame EP 7")

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

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

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

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

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...

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

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

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

Dance on the mountain

(On Kosovo Field OST)

Kalashnikovs were brought across
The mountain on the back of mules
They stored their weapons
In a school
There's something wrong
Something terrifying
Something terrifying

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

The oldest dancer
Takes off his hat
To place a glass of water
On his head
Bares his teeth
Wakes the dead
This is their land
They dance upon
Something terrifying is going on

Something terrifying
Something terrifying
Something terrifying
Something terrifying

The dancer falls
To kneel before
The village elder
Stains on his shirt
Rising up
Growing strong

The boy children
Start to dance
It's terrifying
It's terrifying

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

It's terrifying
It's terrifying
It's terrifying

Darling be there

(C'mon Billy EP)

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

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

Bring me sunshine
Bring me love
Not tomorrow
Never more

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

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

Death is not end

( With Nick Cave )

When you're sad and you're lonely
And you haven't got a friend
Just remember that death is not the end

And all that you hold sacred
Falls down and does not mend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When you're standing on the crosroads
That you cannot comprehend
Just remember that death is not the end

And all your dreams have vanished
And you don't know what's up the bend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When the storm clouds gather round you
And heavy rains descend
Just remember that death is not the end

And there is no-one there to comfort you
With a helping hand to lend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

For the tree of life is growing
Where the spirit never dies
And the bright light of salvation
Up in dark and empty skies
When the cities are on fire
With the burning flesh of men
Just remember that death is not the end

And you search in vain to find
Some law-abiding citizen
Just remember that death is not the end

Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

Driving

(4 Tracks Demos)

Tell him I'm driving, it's alright
Turn on this wheel
Turn on headlights
A hundred different bibles by my side
In my white gown
I go flying down
 Oh my eyes, it cannot be,; He said no, it cannot be
All that time, it cannot be,; Easy said, it cannot be
 The ghosts fly their asses off tonight
I'm just driving till it dies
Tell him I'm driving, it's alright
You tell him that I had a skin full
You tell him that I couldn't sit still
Imagine your whole self is filled with light
Your voice ringing out
Through the whole fucking town
 Oh my eyes, it cannot be ; He said no, it cannot be
All that time, it cannot be ; Oh my eyes, it cannot be
You tell him I'm driving ( X4 )

Easy

(4 Tracks Demos)
 
Oyster pearl, You easy girls
You're flapping in, You're shouting
You're dead good
All the men say
Legs wide hips swinging like a doorway
Easy, Easy, Easy
 I'm ranting
I'm raving
I'm taking in just everything
You're giving me no leeway
I open once and you call me devil's gateway
 Easy, Easy, Easy, Easy
And I deserve it ; I asked for it
Have to admit it ; We dress like targets
Yeah I deserve it ; Give me no leeway
I give you fine times
You can call me devil's gateway
Oh!
Easy, Easy, Easy, Easy, Easy, Easy, Easy, Easy
Easy {and I deserve it...and I deserve it} (X3)

Evol

( Peel Session 2004 )

What do you
Know about
Love
You don't
Know what
I know
And how much
How much
Will you give me
To tell you
What some
Would kill for
About love
Yeah

Love
It'll twist out
Your lips with
Pain
It'll stomp out
Your eyes and
Everything
Love
Evol

Baby how much money
Read my lips baby
How much money
Read my lips baby
How much money
How much baby
Will you give me

Some call
I the beating heart
Some call it
The god
They're just
Romantic fools
I call it evol
Love you got a lot to answer for
Love you got a lot to answer for
Love you got a lot to answer for
Love you got a lot to answer for
Evol
Evol
Evol
Evol
Evol

Eyepennies

( With Sparklehorse )

I will return here one day
And dig up my bones from the clay
I buried nails and strings and hair
And that old tooth I believe was a bear's

I held my hand in the fire
It burned me down to the wires

Blood suckers hide beneath my bed
And black fumes of skin so gently bled
I slept with a cat on my breast
Slowing my heart stealing my breath

At sunrise the monkeys will fly
And leave me with pennies in my eyes

I will return here one day
And dig up my bones from the clay
I buried nails and string and hair
And that old tooth I believe was a bear's

At sunrise the monkeys will fly
And leave me with pennies in my eyes

Featherhead

(With Pascal Comelade)

When will we ever meet
Not in this life
When will I be a bird
Is it this life
White doves only see
From up high
When will another bird
Kiss my mind
Featherhead all fucked
Up and down days
No not another night
Another dark place
White dives only see
From up high
When will another bird
Bend my mind

*** Thanx to Melanie for this one ***

Goodnight

(4 Tracks Demos)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Green eyes

(With Pascal Comelade)

He called me magdalene
So much my eyes have seen
Cleopatra
Would have wept for these of green
I watch the people leave
I walk this sorry town
When I saw him first
He was looking down

He called me Magdalene
My sea queen
But he would not look
Into these eyes of green
When we were there alone
No one else around
When I returned to him
He was still looking down

I came, I witnessed
Followed, found
Returned, returned
He's still looking down
Still looking down
And the people leave
Leave this girl
Leave this girl
Leave this town
And still he dares
Dares not look at me
He's drawing circles in the ground

** Thanx to Stephane who fill out some missing words **

Harder

(Send This Love To Me EP)

Oh oh my my my
My bed's up all night
Work me till i moan
Drives me out of my mind

Why it's so hard
You're made out of cold steel
Why it's so hard
Music man running my wheel

Just keep me burning

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

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

Harder X3
Vow

Oh oh make me beg
He's sweet in my bed
Work me till i'm done
Mad dog can sure hunt

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

Harder X3
Wow

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

Harder X3
Yeah

Hardly wait 

(4 Tracks Demos)

 I can hardly wait X4
It's been so long
I've lost my taste
Say angel come
Say lick my face
Let fall your dress
I'll play the part
I'll open this mouth wide
Eat your heart
I can hardly wait X4
Lips cracked dry
Toungue blue burst
Say angel come
Say lick my thirst
It's been so long
I've lost my taste
Here romeo
Make my world as great
In my glass coffin, I'm waiting X6
In my glass coffin

Harley Davidson

(Serge Gainsbourg / Live 96)

Je n'ai besoin de personne
En Harley Davidson
Je ne reconnais plus personne
En Harley Davidson

J'appuie sur le starter
Et voici je quitte la terre
J'irai peut être au Paradis
Mais dans un train d'enfer

Je n'ai besoin de personne
En Harley Davidson
Je ne reconnais plus personne
En Harley Davidson

Et si je meurs demain
C'est que tel était mon destin
Je tiens bien moins à la vie
Qu'à mon terrible engin

Quand je sens en chemin
Les trépidations de ma machine
Il me monte des désirs
Dans le creux de mes reins

Je n'ai besoin de personne
En Harley Davidson
Je ne reconnais plus personne
En Harley Davidson

Je vais à plus de cent
Et je me sens à feu et à sang
Que m'importe de mourir
Les cheveux dans le vent
Que m'importe de mourir
Les cheveux dans le vent

Henry Lee

( With Nick Cave )

Get down, get down, little Henry Lee
And stay all night with me
You won't find a girl in this damn world
That will compare with me
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee
I can't get down and I won't get down
And stay all night with thee
For the girl I have in that merry green land
I love far better than thee
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee
She leaned herself against a fence
Just for a kiss or two
And with a little pen-knife held in her hand
She plugged him through and through
And the wind did roar and the wind did moan
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee
Come take him by his lilly-white hands
Come take him by his feet
And throw him in the deep deep well
Which is more than one hundred feet
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee
Lie there, lie there, little Henry Lee
Till the flesh drops from your bones
For the girl you have in that merry green land
Can wait forever for you to come home
And the wind did howl and the wind did moan
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

Hip Shake

( j. moore / Live Cover )

I wanna tell you 'bout a dance
That's goin' around
Everybody's movin'
From the grownups down
Don't move your head
Don't move your hands
Don't move your lips
Just shake your hips

Do the hip shake, babe
Do the hip shake, babe
Shake your hips, babe
Shake your hips, babe

What you don't know
Don't be afraid
Just listen to me
Do what I say
Don't move your head
Don't move your hands
Don't move your lips
Just shake your hips

Do the hip shake, babe
Do the hip shake, babe
Shake your hips, babe
Shake your hips, babe
Now ain't that easy

I met a little girl
In a country town
She said what do you know
There's slim harpo!
Didn't move her head
Didn't move her hands
Didn't move her lips
Just shook her hips

Do the hip shake, babe
Do the hip shake, babe
Shake your hip, babe
Shake your hip, babe
Now ain't that easy

Hitting the ground

( With Gano Gordon )

I was beaten up, I was beaten down
By my life and a photographic sound
I was filled with love, I was filled with rage
My life book shook with the turning of it's page

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down

I was not on drugs, I was not on beer
I was still with love, I was full of fear
If I asked the question, life will tell no lie
Love will ask the question are you willing to die

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down

I'm gonna go way up in an aeroplane
I'm gonna go way out insane
I don't know if I'd ever come down
I don't know if I can reach the ground

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down

I'm gonna go way up in an aeroplane
I'm gonna go way out insane
I don't know if I'd ever come down
I don't know if I can reach the ground

I was beaten up, I was beaten down
By my life and a photographic sound
I was filled with love, I was filled with rage
My life book shook with the turning of it's page

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down

Homo Sappy Blues

A jaw, a leg bone, a reconstructed skull
No continents or oceans
They died so young

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

Your path of migration
Is lodged upon a map
Looking like a tattoo
On a kid's forehead

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

What God sent you
What God sent you

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

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

What God sent you
What God sent you

I'll Be Waiting

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a silent violent way

( With Spleen )

So your hearts gone round the bend
How many roads have I crossed again
With a friendly grin all over my face
It's a favourite old trick of mine
I knew you'd let me down in a silent violent way
My eyes, they're in the back of my head
How I'd love to look straight ahead
Not over my shoulder

It's an old favourite trick of mine
I knew you'd lket me down in a silent violent way
The tap drps on the verdigris
With every drop it seems to me
I've been here before

Into deep neutral

( With Moonshake )

When you're off-kilter and the World it makes no sense
When you spy intruders at your first line of defence

Switch into deep neutral 
Drop everything you know
Switch into deep neutral
And everything goes

When everyone's so uptight their laces are undone
Keep taking the tablets, keep the darkness on the run

If you switch into deep neutral
Your consumer choice is made
Switch into deep neutral 
And the competition fades

In a deep neutral state there's no race to be won
There's nothing to do cause there's nothing to be done

Switch into deep neutral
Say "That's the way it goes"
Switch into deep neutral
And everything flows

When I make a small commitment, that's when I get the fear
I up the dose of neutral, it's the only legal gear
The cost of living's so dear

Switch into deep neutral
Drop everything you know
Switch into deep neutral
And anything goes

Talking to my best friend, she said that she was going to die
I said "Living is for losers, so there's no need to cry"

Switch into deep neutral
As you hit the endless night
Slide along the tunnel
To the distant wheel of light

I wanna Make It Wit Chu

( Desert Sessions vols. 9 & 10 - 2003 )

You wanna know if I know where
I can't say that I do
Don't understand the evil and
Or how one becomes two
I just can't recall what started it all
Or how to begin the end
I ain't here to break it
Just see how far it will bend
Again and again, again and again

I wanna make it
I wanna make it wit chu
Again and again and again

I wanna make it
I wanna make it witchu
Anytime, anywhere

Sometimes the same is different
But mostly it's the same
These mysteries of life
That just ain't my thang
If I told you that I knew about the sun and the moon
I'd be untrue
The only thing I know for sure
Is what I won't do
Anytime, anywhere

I wanna make it
I wanna make it wit chu
Again and again, yeah yeah

I wanna make it
I wanna make it wit chu

I wanna make it
I wanna make it wit chu
Again and again

I wanna make it
I wanna make it wit chu
You

I wanna make it
I wanna make it wit chu
Anytime, anywhere

I wanna make it
I wanna make it wit chu
Again and again and again and again and again

I wanna make it

Janet, Johnny & James

( The Fall Cover / Live )

What if the world crashed in
Unfolding behind your eyelids
Crash your mind
Cracked your mind

Janet and Johnny and James
Crash your mind
Behind your eyelids

The people behind you
With nepotism
Explodes

All that rubbish
That you create
In the lock
Suddenly cranking
Nepotism

Janet and Johnny and James
Janet and Johnny and James

Dearest Lord, hear me now
Janet and Johnny
Coming over the mountain
From New Guinea
They see a star
They see a future
From you, our creator
They see the future
That would never happen

Johnny hit & Run Pauline

( With Giant Sand )

Shooting sterilis hypo
Sex machine drug
24 hours
Shoot Pauline between the legs
96 tears to 24 hours
Sex once an hour

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

L.A. bust, doors open
Kicking both doors open
Arrested on 6th street
That's when it (brought) drove our girl inside
She was spreading her legs and didn't mind dying
He was still awake

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

He was waking up beside the bed
Found clumps of hair
At least Pauline wouldn't co-operate
She was not what you'd call living
He was still awake

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

Just a working girl

( With Moonshake )

A sixteen year-old virgin out drinking with his mates.
A layman, with the key to the Pearly Gates,
signs his fake name in illegible scrawl,
and a right-on type, the most ashamed of all.

Just a working girl - schemes and misses appointments
Just a working girl - dreams and disappointments.

A fishmonger who hasn't washed for a week.
A graphic artist who rinses so much he squeaks.
A butcher with knotted muscles and a potted belly.
Medical students, alls schoolboy chuckles and petroleum jelly.

The overalls of bricklayers on a Saturday night.
The suits of glum professionals with midweek blight.
The glasses of computer freaks who've laid their software down,
and the arses of accountants heaving up and down, up and down.

A sales assistant with his petty hand in the till.
The gasman is collecting just one more bill.
A headmaster with a Polaroid and a pleated uniform.
The nightwatchman stops by quickly on his long walk home.

Just a working girl - schemes and missed appointments.
Just a working girl - dreams and disappointments.
Just a working girl - creams and dull apartments.


** Thanx to Jim for this one **

Kick it to the ground

 

(A Place Called Home EP)

 

Look at what I've found
A flower on his grave
Kick it to the ground
I've got no soul to save
Nature dealt me raw
Planted me with hate
Took my only love
To an early grave
 
See these eyes of envy
Bitterness it's true
I'm looking through your ashes
Looking right at you
Ten thousand years of loving
Could never set me free
From this web of hate I've woven
This chosen misery
 
Kick it to the ground X3
 
Carry scars of sorrow
But I have no regrets
And I will return tomorrow
I'm not finished hating yet
Look at what I've found
A flower on his grave

Kick it to the ground X3

Liverpool Tide

( The devil EP )

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

And oh you never never know

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

And oh you never never know
When love will come or go

Shipwrecks above Liverpool's tide
We walk alone against the sky
And when the sky begins to crack
Please hold me love, don't break my back

But oh you never never know
When love will come or go
And oh you never never know

Long time coming

(Send This Love To Me EP)

In my coat
Of many
Colors
I'm waiting
For
My child
I'm waiting
For
My journey
I'm waiting
For
My prize

My lord
My lord

Jesus
Coming
Running
Ah sweet jesus
Run
And hide
Yeah i'm on
My way
To heaven
Ah sweet jesus
Come
Inside

My lord
Long time coming

If I
Could call
My mother
Say mother
Dry
My eyes
If he's left me
In
These colors
Then he ain't
No god
Of mine

My lord
Long time coming

Losing ground

(That Was My Veil EP)

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

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

Almost here, almost gone
Almost here, almost gone
Almost where, we belong

Better watch where you step
Better watch what you say
Speak the truth here, baby
Believe in what you say X2
It's just no good anymore X2

You bet i got trouble baby X4

Love too soon

(With Pascal Comelade)

I have loved
In my life
As a child
I often cried

And love too soon
Can fade away
Love too soon
Can fail away

In the sun
Light of day
I can see
Your face change

And love too soon
Faze away
Love too soon
Can fail away

And this dreadful crime to see
Breaks my heart
Into pieces

Love too soon
Can fade away
Love too soon
Can fail away

How false the heart
How false the day
When you swore your love
The branches now decay

Love too soon
I'm faze away
Love too soon
I'm faze away


** Thanx to Stephane who fill out some missing words **

Lying in the sun

(Down By The Water EP)

I'm lying in the sun
I'm lying with my love
Into his blackened hair I swear I saw a dove
 He is the one, my God
Comes clear before my eyes
I'm kneeling on the ground
My love it tastes like wine
 Come on and step inside
Come on and step inside
 I'm lying in the sun
I'm lying with my love
Into his blackened hair I swear I saw a dove

M-bike

(4 Tracks Demos)

 His m-bike's clean
You polish that thing
He looks her over more than me
But I won't let it get to me
Yeah he can play with
His machine
 Night or day
Wind or shine
Looks at her shape
Not at mine
 But I'm not complaining
No I think it's neat
Yeah he can play with
His machine
 But all he's speaking
And all he sees
Is just his motor-bike not me
I won't let it get to me
Can't stop thinking his god damn machine
Motor X4
Take that lady
Coast her west
Ride his motor
Over the edge
Yeah I could break her
Break her break me
But get rid of that
God damn machine
Yeah I could break her {motor}
Break her break me {motor}
But get rid of that {motor}
God damn machine {motor}
Yes I'm gonna break her {motor}
Think what you like {motor}
I fucking hate {motor}
His motorbike {motor
)

Maniac

(C'mon Billy EP)

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

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

I need a man
His heart is stone
His mother's bad
I need a man
His heart is stone
And deepest black
His heart is stone
His mother's bad
His heart is sick
The deepest black
M-a-n-i-a-c
I need...

Memphis

(Good Fortune EP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You're peaceful
You're smiling
I know that
You're smiling
You're peaceful
You're smiling

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

Moon River

( Frank Sinatra Cover / Live with Vincent Gallo & John Frusciante )

Moon river wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style someday
You dream maker, you heartbreaker
Wherever you're going I'm going your way
Two drifters off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbows end
Waiting round the band
My huckleberry friend, moon river
And me

My own private revolution


(A Place Called Home EP)

 

Fate has always
One might say
Driven me
From place to place
 
Love on the stage
Love on the stage
Up and carried
Me away
 
I have pursued my dream
All across the sky
All across the soil
And left my joyous town
When I was young
I watched it from my door
With the eyes of a child
You seemed so clear
 
My own private revolution
My own private revolution
In my own private revolution
My own private revolution
 
Over the town
We fly out
Lovers embracing
Outside the golden gates
 
Love on the stage
Love on the stage
Nor must we endure
Any separation
 
Over the town
Revolution
We fly out
My own private revolution
Over the city
Made my own private revolution, revolving
We fly out
My own private revolution, revolving
 
I have found purity
Simplicity
Inside the face of children
The voice of divinity
In my own private revolution
 
My own private revolution
Over the town
Made my own private revolution
Over the city
Revolving
My own private revolution, revolving
Tempt me, must be heaven sent
With my own private revolution, revolving

Naked cousin

(Peel Sessions)

My naked cousin
I see him running
All over headland
Scared as his shit as he's running
 His naked skin fries
Fries in the sun, oh my
My naked cousin can cook till he's good
Good and done
 I hate his smell and I hate his company
But, but most of all I hate that he looks just just like me
 His naked skin fries
Fries in the sun my my
But my naked cousin can cook till he's
Good and done
 He's running...
 He run from burning bushes
He run from bank of senate
He run from everything that upsets his master plan
And if he flips
And I am as good as done
My, my naked cousin
He'll just keep keep a'running
 He's running...
 Running naked through the trees
Scared the shit right out of me
Bought my ticket, take my ride
Take me to the sunny side
Running naked through the trees
Scared the shit right out of me
Bought my ticket, take my ride
Begging all to please, please, please
Please...
He's running...

Nickel under the foot

( Cradle Will Rock Soundtrack )

Maybe you wonder what it is
Makes people good or bad
Why some guy, an ace without a doubt
Turns out to be a bastard
And the other way about

I'll tell you what I feel
It's just the nickel under the heel
Oh you can live like hearts and flowers
And everyday is a wonderland tour
Oh you can dream and scheme and happily put
And take, take and put
But first be sure
That nickel's under your foot

Go stand on someone's neck while you take him
Cut into somebody's throat as you put
For every dream and scheme, depending on whether
All through the storm
You've kept it warm
That nickel under your foot

And if you're sweet then you'll grow rotten
Your pretty heart covered over with soot
And if for once you're gay and devil-may-care-less
And oh so hot

I'll know you've got
That nickel under your foot

Nina in ecstasy 2

(The Wind EP)

My Nina
I feel love
I'll be safe
I'll be yours ever more
I'll be safe
Mama...
Once Nina was a young girl
Now she's dead
Grew older
Grew colder and
Lost her way
Mama...
Where's your mama gone X6
Far, far away
Far, far away

*** Thanx to Melanie for this one ***

Northwood

(A Perfect Day Elise EP)

I went out to the deep northwood
Because a fire was in my head
Thinking of the face I left
The way she looked as I left her bed

Her words still ringing in my ears
The thrill is gone after all these years

I went out to the deep northwood
Because a fire was in my head
Thinking of the face I left
The way she looked as I left her bed

Her words still ringing in my ears
The thrill is gone after all these years
Our love gets blown away

He went out to the deep northwood
Left a fire raging in my head...

One time too many

(C'mon Billy EP)

He sees me
So clearly
Come over
And get my number

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

 You please me, You tease me
One time too
One time too many

Piano fire

( With Sparklehorse )

I got sunburnt waiting for the jets to land
Circus people with hairy little hands
Hit it boys strike up the army band
I got sunburnt waiting for the jets

How do you feel?
How do you feel?
I can't seem to see through solid marble eyes

Fiery pianos wash up on a foggy coast
Squeaky old organs have given up the ghost
Fire them up and kill the piano birds
There's creaky old organs burning on the coast

How do you feel?
How do you feel?
I can't seem to breath with a rusted metal heart
I can't seem to see through solid marble eyes

Powdered Wig Machine

( Desert Sessions vols. 9 & 10 - 2003 )

Won't you take this dance
This dance with me
Spinning
Come on
Dancing
Come on

Won't you take my hand
My hand and me
Dancing
Come on
Singing
Come on

Come on
Come to me
Spinning
Come on
Dancing
Come on

Dancing
Come on
Take off your mask
Singing
Come on
Your mask, kiss me

Spinning
Dancing
Kissing
Singing

Come on
Come with me
Spinning
Come on
Dancing
Come on

Kissing
Dance on, dance on my heart, suit your feet
Come on
Singing
Come on
Dancing
Come on
Singing
Come on

Come on
Come to me
Spinning
Come on
Dancing
Come on
Kissing
Come on
Singing
Come on

Awwwww, come on
Come on
Spinning
Spinning
Spinning
Spinning

Singing
You choked the joy right out of me
Spinning
Spinning
Spinning
Singing

Singing
Singing
Singing
Seduce my mind, make my heart sing

Primed & Ticking

(Peel Sessions)

I believe I fell from above
Primed and ticking for your love
I believe I could rub you right
Handle all of you day and night
I believe I could stretch your hope
Widely as a mercy float
Come on, baby, give me your time
I've seen it in the stars, you're mine
 I believe my days will end with you
It's true
 I'm too young and I'm too strong
Get my blood up when I'm gone
Nothing baby's too big for me
Take me from his company
I could take you to heaven's heights
Trust me, baby, I'll rub you right
I don't eat, I don't need to sleep
Burning desire's enough for me
I believe my days will end with you
It's true
 I think I'm ticking
I think I'm ticking
I'm primed and ticking
I think I'm ticking
 I believe my days will end with you
I do
I believe my days will end with you
 You look at me like I shot your dog
Venus really the God of love
Don't you turn your back, beauty queen
Remember how I watched you glean
I could stretch your wildest oats
As widely as a mercy boat
You gorgeous stack of pancakes, you
You're going nowhere 'till I'm through
 I believe my days will end with you
It's you
I believe my lonesome days are through
It's you
 I think I'm ticking
I think I'm ticking
I'm primed and ticking
I think I'm ticking
 I believe my days will end with you

Putty

( With Automatic Dlamini )

Silly putty
What he was in this sculptress' hands
Will gone bendy
Done swaying in a rubber band
And his feet gone first
Then a desert thirst in his throat
Lips gonna burst

Cap of a bottle 
Rolled down to the edge of the bin
She noticed the beer wasn't cooling him
And his feet gone first
Then a desert thirst in his throat
Lips gonna burst
The tip of her knife
Cut a nick in his vein
She said Model today?
You're all the same

Silly putty
What he was in this sculptress' hands
She cut a tension line
She had him standing
And his feet gone first
Then a desert thirst in his throat
Lips gonna burst
The tip of her knife
Cut a nick in his vein
She said Hey hey you're all the same

Rebecca

(The Wind EP)

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

And there's a young boy, makes eyes at me
Does he mouth my name or is this just a dream
I know inside that I can really love
The waves are glistening like heaven from above
And here we'll stay and sing forever of peace

I know we've found love here by the sea

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

I know I've found love here by the sea

*** Thanx to Melanie for this one and me for correct her! ***

Red Right Hand

(Nick Cave / Peaky Blinders OST)

Take a litle walk to the edge of town
Go across the tracks
Where the viaduct looms
Like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks

Where secrets lie in the border fires
In the humming wires
Man, you know you're never coming back

On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat with a red right hand

Where the viaduct looms
Like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks

Where secrets lie in the border fires
In the humming wires
Man, you know you're never coming back

On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat with a red right hand

Reeling

(4 Tracks Demos)

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

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

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

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

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

Even Aphrodite
She'll have nothing on me

Reeling
Reeling

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

Reeling
Reeling
Reeling
Reeling

Rest Sextet

( With Spleen )

I'd kill you
Or you'd kill me
I could wreck that head of yours

Move it from side to side
Then we'll see
You can't take that away from me

Try to be strong
Try to be kind
Try to pretend
But I can't live a lie
And nor he
Oh he could have been a friend to me
No matter what you think or do
It always comes back to you

Here I am
Round again
Is this the end?
Now you won't ever find me

Right to fly

( With Moonshake )

Bowling along the street like an empty carton
Mouthing words to music no-one else can hear
Rolling in the gutter like a stolen hubcab
The force field means no-one will come near

I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got my head in the clouds
And my feet on the ground
I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got a right to fly

Try and engage some conversation
But people's teeth grind and hackles rise
And then they get that glazed look in their eyes
They press a tarnished coin into my greasy mitt
My clothes catch the rain, the sun, the sweat

I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got my head in the clouds
And my feet on the ground
I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got a right to fly

One last soldier behind a shield of offense
People attacking with curled lips and glances
Mind grows propellers and pilots 
And retro-rockets taking off to where the alley wind dances

I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got my head in the clouds
And my feet on the ground
I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got a right to fly

You're wrong
You're so wrong

River of diamonds

( With The Family Cat )

As I wander madly long this sun-cracked river bed
A hundred carrion crows are circling
High above my head
They cast an evil shadow as they wheel and cry above
Me, I'm just walking down the river
Searching for

Hey
Where is the place where I belong
Carry on carry on carry on
Back to the place where you belong

The clouds hand deep and heavy
As I see the house below
A wind both kind and fragrant melts the last
Remnants of snow
I'm crazy and you know it as I walk this final mile
Me, I'm just walking down the river
Searching for

Hey
Where is the place where I belong
Carry on carry on carry on
Back to the place where you belong

A cat slinks out beneath me as I take a step inside
The dust lies thick and heavy on the things
I owned with pride
The memory of your face still lingers
And your spirit too
Me, I'm just walking down the river
Searching for

Hey
Where is the place where I belong
Carry on carry on carry on
Back to the place where you belong

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards - Live Duo With Björk)

Polly Jean Harvey :
I can't get no... satisfaction
I can't get no... satisfaction
And I try
And I try
And I try
And I try
I can't get no...
No no no

When I'm drivin' in my car
And the man comes on the radio
He's tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Designed to

Björk &
Polly
Fire my imagination

Polly Jean Harvey
I can't get no
No, no, no
Hey, hey, hey
That's what I say

Björk &
Polly:
I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
And I try, and I try
And I try, and I try

Björk
When I'm ridin' 'round the world
And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that
And I'm tryin' to make some dough, tell me
Baby, better come back, maybe next week
'Cause you see I'm on a losing streak
I can't get no
Oh, no, no, no

Polly Jean Harvey
Hey, hey, hey

Björk

I can't get no

Polly Jean Harvey
That's what I say

Björk

Satisfaction

Polly Jean Harvey
Hey, hey, hey
That's what I say

Björk

I can't get no

Polly Jean Harvey
Say hey, hey, hey

Björk
I can't get no

Björk &
Polly
Say hey, hey, hey
That's what I say

Shaker Aamer

No water for three days
I cannot sleep, or stay awake
Four months hunger strike
Am I dead, or am I alive
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
With metal tubes we are force fed
I honestly wish I was dead
Strapped in the restraining chair
Shaker Aamer, your friend

In Camp five
Eleven years
Never charged
Six years cleared

They took away my one note pad,
And then refused to give it back
I can't think straight, I write, I stop
Your friend Shaker Aamer. Lost

The guards just do what they're told
The doctors just do what they're told
Like an old car I'm rusting away
Your friend, Shaker. Guantanamo Bay

Don't forget
Don't forget...

Shot of love

( Music Of The Millennium Awards )

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love.

Don't need a shot of heroin to kill my disease
Don't need a shot of turpentine, to bring me to my knees
Don't need a shot of codeine to help me to repent
Don't need a shot of whiskey, help me to be president

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love

Doctor, can you hear me? I need some Medicaid
I seen the kingdoms of the world and it's making me feel afraid
What I got ain't painful, it's just bound to kill me dead
Like the men that followed Jesus, they put a price upon His head

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love

I don't need no alibi when I'm spending time with you
I've heard all of them rumors and you have heard em too
Don't show me no picture show or give me no book to read
It don't satisfy the hurt inside nor the habit that it feeds

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love

Why would I want to take your life?
You've only murdered my father, raped his wife
Tattooed my babies with a poison pen
Mocked my God, humiliated my friends

I don't wanna be with nobody tonight, Veronica ain't nowhere, Mavis just ain't right
There's a man that hates me, he's swift, smooth and near
Am I supposed to set back and wait until he's here?

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love

Somebody's down, somebody's name

(Down By The Water EP)

Somebody's down, somebody's name
Saw it all happen
It took place at my window, I was looking down
I had no time
Just time to say "hold on, I'm coming"
He's lying there
It's all just too late
 Somebody's down, somebody's name
Saw it fall and all take place
At my window, I was looking down
Oh for Pete's sake, hold on, I'm coming
He's moved on now
And it all passed
It's all too late
 Somebody's down, somebody's name
Saw it all with my own eyes
Saw it all as clear as day
Clear as blue
Blue fucking daylight
I say
Hold on, I'm coming
Somebody down, somebody's name
Somebody down, somebody's name
Hold on
No more
Hold on no more
Hold on, I'm coming
Don't you tell me it's too late
Somebody's down, somebody's name
Pushing up daisies out of the ground
Thought I heard him call her name
By the time he hit the ground
Another day, another town
Another body on the ground
By the time the sky went grey
Nobody down, nobody came
I just said
Oh Lord, no more X2
Oh Lord, I'm coming
Don't you tell me it's too late

So you got a horse

( With Automatic Dlamini )

So you got a horse
Did it come in a box
Almost got my heel caught in the stirrups

Woah feeling giddy..er..giddy..er..clip clop
Mmmm I like the feel of these reins
Kind of power steering
Take her out a while
There's a bit of play

Four feet and something
Feels like nothing
Careful with that mouth of yours boy
I don't want she should bolt

So you got a horse
So what you gonna do with it
Aw she's madonna
All cloven hoof and flared nose
You whp her ass and you watch her go
Hey hey grandad, hey let it go
I'm feeling sick, I'm letting go

Four feet and something
Feels like nothing
Careful with that mouth of yours boy
I don't want she should bolt

Stone

(You Come Through EP)

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

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

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

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

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

Sweeter than anything

(A Perfect Day Elise EP)

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

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

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

So sad our, so sad our
So sad our, so sad our
So sad our, so sad our
Our memory, hey

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

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

We were never more than a dream
Brief as summer or spring
Sweeter than anything

The Ballad of the Soldier's Wife

(September songs)

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the ancient city of Prague ?
From Prague came a pair of high heeled shoes,
With a kiss or two came the high heeled shoes
From the ancient city of Prague.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Oslo over the sound ?
From Oslo he sent her a collar of fur,
How it pleases her, the little collar of fur
From Oslo over the sound.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the wealth of Amsterdam ?
From Amsterdam, he got her a hat,
She looked sweet in that,
In her little Dutch hat
From the wealth of Amsterdam.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Brussels in Belgian land ?
From Brussels he sent her the laces so rare
To have and to wear,
All those laces so rare
From Brussels in Belgian land.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Paris, city of light ?
From Paris he sent her a silken gown,
It was ended in town, that silken gown,
From Paris, city of light.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the South, from Bucharest ?
From Bucharest he got her this shirt
Embroidered and pert, that Rumanian shirt
From the South, from Bucharest.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the far-off Russian land ?
From Russia there came just a widow's veil
For her dead to bewail in her widow's veil
From the far-off Russian land,
From the far-off Russian land

*** Thanx to Mélanie who corrected some mistakes ***

The Bay

(A Perfect Day Elise EP)

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

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

Said Betty she's fine
And Betty she's tall
And Betty makes love
Like no woman at all
But oh my heart is heading to break
They say God forgives
But I can't learn the same

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

But oh my eyes making fools out of me
They say love is blindness
I can no longer see

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

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

The falling

(The Letter EP)

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

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

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

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

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

Falling
Falling
Falling
Falling
Falling

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

The faster I breathe the further I go

(The Wind EP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep walking
Keep walking

*** Thanx to Melanie & Lili for this one ***

The Guns Called Me Back Again

( Let England Shake LP Bonus Track )

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

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

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

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

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

The Nightingale

( Let England Shake LP Bonus Track )

I have heard the sound of your call
I have chosen your path
I joined your caravan
We called you the nightingale

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

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

His untorn steers (?) were angels around me
His untorn steers became angels around me
His untorn steers crushed these angels around me
His untorn steers were like angels around me

The phone song

(The Letter EP)

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

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

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

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

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

There Will Never Be A Better Time

( Desert Sessions vols. 9 & 10 - 2003 )

Are we going?
Oh, right

Ohhhh...
There will never be a better time
Ohhhh...
There will never be a greater time
Ohhhh...

Yeahhhh, ohhhh..
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, if I could change, change everything
Yeah yeah
If I could change my name, learn to forgive
Yeah, there's never been a better time
Oh, I know, there will never be a greater time
Now I look for God and lose my way
How I look for you and lose my place
Hey, hey, hey yeahhhh...
Kissing anything that comes my way
Yeah
Burning anything that will burn
Yeah...

Oh, I wanna change, change everything
Yeah
Learn to change my name, learn to forgive
But love, love passes me by in all the wrong places
Yeah love passes me by, I lose my way
And I wanna catch them all, and there
There will never be a greater time
No, I know there
There will never be a better time

And
There will never be a better time
There will never be a greater time

This is mine

( Stella Does Tricks )

All of this is mine
All of this is mine
Want it like a crime
All of this is mine

The beat
Of a bird
Too fast
For my heart

All of this

All of this is mine
All of this is mine (this is mine)
Want it like a crime (this is mine)
Give these lips of mine (this is mine)

The beat
Of a bird
Too fast
For my heart
Too fast 
For my heart

This is mine

Uh Huh Her

( Peel Session 2004 )

Rejection
Rejection
Rejection

Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her
Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her

The valley is crying
Don't ask me why it's grieving

Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her
Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her

I fill the sea
All with my tears
I drown the fields
You will remember, remember me

The valley, it's crying
The valley is grieving
He's leaving, abandoning me

Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her
Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her

I fail to see
All with my tears
I drown your fears
You will remember, remember me

*** Thanx a lot to Matt who corrected a mistake ***

Wait

(When Under Ether EP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wang dang doodle

(Willie Dixon / Man Size EP)

Tell Automatic Slim
Tell razor-totin' Jim
Tell butcher-knife-totin' Annie
Tell fast-talkin' Fannie
We're gonna pitch a ball
Down to the union hall
We're gonna romp and trump 'til midnight
We're gonna fuss and fight 'til daylight
We're gonna get your wang dang doodle all night long
 Tell cooda-crawlin' Ray
To tell Abyssinia Ned
To tell old Pistol Pete
To tell everybody he meets
Tonight we need no rest
We're gonna really throw a mess
We're gonna knock down all the windows
We're gonna kick down all the doors
We're gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
 All night long X4
Tell Fats and Washboard Sam
Everybody gonna jam
Tell shaking Boxcar Joe
We got sawdust on the floor
Not tell Peggy and Collin Dine
We're gonna have a heck of a time
Now when the fish scent fills the air
There'll be snuff juice everywhere
We're gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
 All night long...

Water

( With Automatic Dlamini )

Pulled the pin
Look at that guy
Count to three
Writing postcards
His arm twist like a cat's spine
Nothing on his mind
Closed his eyes and hummed
I'm confused and thirsty
Waited to explode
He got orangeena by his side
Waited to feel fine
You speak English?
Well he weren't holed up in no bunker you know
What a dummy
Just walking the bank
21 and never been unbuttoned
Watching the river go
Yeah - he was already lost
Past a queen in crocodile shoes
Still gave me a drink of course
Square-toes from out of town
Was going to ask him if he wanted
Past a fridge on wheels forgetting the news
Something in it and
Past a wrinkled breast that's
To send me a card from this little island
Going to brown
But he stood up brushing lunch
Pulled the pin
From his shirt
Count to three
And I'm already back at work
He arch his back into the sun
Look at that jerk
Saw Lawrence on the water
On Lawrance on the water
He felt the water run
He make me wanna run
He waited to explode
He make me put my head in my hands

We're making war

( With Moonshake )

We're making war, lover
We are not getting on
I will not change to keep the peace
You won't admit you're wrong
I've got a bellyful of grudges and I will not let them out
The wreckage of your previous life
You will not sort it out

The dirt we keep on raking
The giving up, the taking
And we keep on making war, darling
The stand off is coming
The wounds should heal without a scar
But the stitches keep on breaking 
And you keep on phoning 
And I keep on moaning
And we keep on making war

Sweetheart, destroying our best laid plans
I will not explain myself and you refuse to understand
Our friends all become traitors as we wave our piece of paper
The ammunition's loaded 
And the troops are at the border
But I might be bluffing
And you might be faking
But we keep making war

Who will love me now

(That Was My Veil EP)

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

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

{Who will love me now?}

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

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

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

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

{Who will ever love me?}
{Who will ever love me?}

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

Will's song

Silly boy
Have you no place to wait for me?
Wait outside
Through the window, look and see
I am here
Sitting straight up in this chair
Figuring
How a boy like you could care

I'm a girl
With a rose upon each cheek
Lady love
That a boy like you would seek

I just need
Here a bit to hold my thought
Where you can't, where you can't
See a way it could be bought

I am here
I'm a girl
I just need

Had a will

I am easy
It's too hard to say no
A request
Helps decide where I should go
Have I a will
Of my own?
It's gone away, it's gone away
To the assertive one

I am here
I'm a girl
I just need

Had a will

You deserted me one day
But I don't mind
I worked so hard to be safe
A waif here (let it rest, okay)
Happily blown out to sea

Yell Hollow

( With Automatic Dlamini )

Carve yourself another tongue drum
Beat upon yourself
You find that you're resonating some?
Yell hollow

Float down this river
Make out like a pleasure boat
Make out like your day delivers

You might be someone's politician
You might be someone's wife
You might think you're someone's ticket to Eden
I think you done nothing with your life

Carve yourself into another totem
Believe it of yourself
You reckon you're filled with something?

You might be someone's politician
You might be someone's wife
You might think you're someone's ticket to Eden
I think you done nothing with your life
Yell hollow

Your last friend in this town

( With Moonshake )

Well, my clothes are my badge of business
My associates are satellites
My product's all that you deserve
The last ditch my merchandise
The only shelter you have found
I'm a rumour goes round 
And I'm your last friend in this town

Saw you coming from miles away
Whites of your eyes as clear as day
I'm a voice fading in from the general hum
You wouldn't believe things I have done
I'm the only safety net around
You slipped and you're going down
And I'm your last friend in this town

Last friend now
In this town

Well, one day you'll learn how to read a face
When you find your final resting place
And when you've learnt all the tricks of the trade
In my image, you'll be made
You'll be out in the hunting ground
Preying on weaknesses you've found
With your last friend in this town

Yuri-G demo 

(4 Tracks Demos)

 Hey there Luna I'd like to tell you
How sad am I so love sick I could die
Needing water my neck's stiff my head hurts
Been looking up all night been looking up the Moon she's so bright
She's so white she's so clean
I'm telling you she's everything
I'd give it all my sorry eyes
Give just everything she's got me so mesmerized
 Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I wish I'd been Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory
 Told by the doctor to make a figure
Needles to get her she'll be your luna
I stuck them in real clean
I stuck them in a mile
I drew her down on me
I drew her with a smile
I'd give it all you see
I'd give my sorry eyes
I'd give just everything she's got me so mesmerized
 Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory
 I stuck them in real clean
I stuck them in a mile
I drew her down on me
I drew her with a smile
I'd give it all you see
I'd give my sorry eyes
I'd give just everything she's got me so mesmerized
 Yeah I wish I was Yuri-G
It's just the things that she does to me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory
Yeah I wish I be Yuri-G
I'd let her walk all over me
Yeah I thought I was Yuri-G
She's fucked my memory X4

Zaz Turned Blue

 ( With Eric Drew Feldman )

Zaz had red hair
He didn't care
He always laughed loud
He wasn't proud

Just a real easy guy
Wouldn't tell a lie
But then one day
Zaz turned blue

Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
Yeah, Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
When Zaz turned blue

One night in the park
For a lark
Zaz let Steve Brown
Fool around

Steve squeezed his neck
Figure what the heck
But Zaz hit the ground
He was down

Oh, Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
Yeah, Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
When Zaz turned blue

After high school
Zaz was cool
He worked on cars
He went to bars

And then one day
He went away
He became a marine
At the age of eighteen

But he didn't want to fight
Didn't do it out of spite
And he didn't want to die
No he didn't want to die
And he seemed kind of strange
Could it be that he changed
On that night in the park
When he fainted in the dark

Zaz didn't die
Lucky guy
There were no parades
How the glory fades

Now he shoots lots of pool
And as a rule
Wears a silly grin
On his chin
It all started when

Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
Yeah, when Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
When Zaz turned blue

** Thanx to Eran for this one **

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