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

Portishead may not have invented trip-hop, but they were among the first to popularize it, particularly in America. Taking their cue from the slow, elastic beats that dominated Massive Attack's Blue Lines and adding elements of cool jazz, acid house, and soundtrack music, Portishead created an atmospheric, alluringly dark sound. The group wasn't as avant-garde as Tricky, nor as tied to dance traditions as Massive Attack; instead, it wrote evocative pseudo-cabaret pop songs that subverted their conventional structures with experimental productions and rhythms of trip-hop. As a result, Portishead appealed to a broad audience ó not just electronic dance and alternative rock fans, but thirtysomethings who found techno, trip-hop, and dance as exotic as worldbeat. Before Portishead released their debut album, Dummy, in 1994, trip-hop's broad appeal wasn't apparent, but the record became an unexpected success in Britain, topping most year-end critics polls and earning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize; in America, it also became an underground hit, selling over 150,000 copies before the group toured the U.S. Following the success of Dummy, legions of imitators appeared over the next two years, but Portishead remained quiet as they worked on their second album. Named after the West Coast shipping town where Geoff Barrow grew up, Portishead formed in Bristol, England, in 1991. Prior to the group's formation, Barrow had worked as a tape operator at the Coach House studio, where he met Massive Attack. Through that group, he began working with Tricky, producing the rapper's track for the Sickle Cell charity album. Barrow also wrote songs for Neneh Cherry's Homebrew, though only "Somedays" appeared on the record. Around the time of Portishead's formation, he had begun to earn a reputation as a remix producer, working on tracks by Primal Scream, Paul Weller, Gabrielle, and Depeche Mode. Barrow met Beth Gibbons, who had been singing in pubs, in 1991 on a job scheme. Over the next few years, the pair began writing music, often with jazz guitarist Adrian Utley, who had previously played with both Big John Patton and the Jazz Messengers.

Before releasing a recording, Portishead completed the short film To Kill a Dead Man, an homage to '60s spy movies. Barrow and Gibbons acted in the noirish film and provided the soundtrack, which earned the attention of Go! Records. By the fall, Portishead had signed with Go! and their debut album, Dummy, was released shortly afterward. Dummy was recorded with engineer Dave MacDonald, who played drums and drum machines, and guitarist Utley, who rounded out Portishead's lineup. Both Barrow and Gibbons were media-shy ó the vocalist refused to participate in any interviews ó which meant that the album received little attention outside of the weekly U.K. music press, which praised the album and its two singles, "Numb" and "Sour Times," heavily. Soon, Go! and Portishead had developed a clever marketing strategy based on the group's atmospheric videos that began to attract attention. Melody Maker, Mixmag, and The Face named Dummy as 1994's album of the year, and early in 1995, "Glory Box" debuted at number 13 without any radio play. Around the same time, "Sour Times" entered regular rotation on MTV in America. Within a few weeks, Dummy and "Sour Times" were alternative rock hits in the U.S. Back in the U.K., the album had crossed over into the mainstream, becoming a fixture in the British Top 40. In July, the record won the Mercury Music Prize for Album of the Year, beating highly touted competition from Blur, Suede, Oasis, and Pulp. Following the Mercury Music Prize award, Barrow retreated to Coach House to begin work on Portishead's second album. The self-titled record finally appeared in September 1997. The live PNYC followed late the next year.




Dummy
- 1994-10-17 -

Mysterons
Sour times
Strangers
It could be sweet
Wandering star
It's a fire
Numb
Roads
Pedestal
Biscuit
Glory box


Portishead
- 1997-09-30 -

Cowboys
All mine
Undenied
Half day closing
Over
Humming
Mourning air
Seven months
Only you
Elysium
Western eyes


Third
- 2008-04-28 -

Silence
Hunter
Nylon Smile
The Rip
Plastic
We Carry On
Deep Water
Machine Gun
Small
Magic Doors
Threads


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Chase the tear
Only You
(French Version)
Requiem for Anna
 S.O.S.

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 !

The Lyrics for the first two albums are written by Beth Gibbons HERSELF. Thanx to her who corrected all our mistakes.


Dummy

Mysterons

Inside your pretending,
Crimes have been swept aside,
Somewhere, where they can forget.

 Divine upper reaches,
Still holding on,
This ocean will not be grasped.
All for nothing

Did you really want,
Did you really want,
Did you really want,
Did you really want.
 
Refuse to surrender,
Strung out until ripped apart,
Who dares, who dares to condemn
 All for nothing

Did you really want,
Did you really want,
Did you really want,
Did you really want.

Sour times 

To pretend no one can find,
The fallacies of morning rose,
Forbidden fruit, hidden eyes,
Courtesies that I despise in me
 Take a ride, take a shot now.

‘Cause nobody loves me,
It's true,
Not like you do.

 Covered by the blind belief,
That fantasies of sinful screens,
Bear the facts, assume the dye,
End the vows no need to lie, enjoy,
 Take a ride, take a shot now.

‘Cause nobody loves me,
It's true,
Not like you do.

Who oo am I, what and why?
‘Cause all I have left is my memories of yesterday,
Ohh these sour times.

 ‘Cause nobody loves me,
It's true,
Not like you do.

 After time the bitter taste,
Of innocence decent or race,
Scattered seed, buried lives,
Mysteries of our disguise revolve,
Circumstance will decide.

 ‘Cause nobody loves me,
It's true,
Not like you do

 ‘Cause nobody loves me,
It's true,
Not like you

 ‘Cause nobody loves me,
It's true,
Not like you do

Strangers 

Oh, can anybody see the light
Where the morn meets the dew
And the tide rises
Did you realise no one can see inside your view
Did you realise forwhy this sight belongs to you

 Oh, just set aside your fears of life
With the sole desire

Done it warning
Done in now
This ain't real
On in this side

Done it warning
Done in now
This ain't real
On in this side

Done it warning
Done in now
This ain't real

Done it warning
Done in now
This ain't real
On in this side

Oh, can anybody see the light
Where the morn meets the dew
And the tide rises
Did you realise no one can see inside your view
Did you realise, forwhy this sight belongs to you

It could be sweet

I don't want to hurt you,
No reason have I but fear,
And I ain't guilty of crimes accused me of,
But I'm guilty of fear.

 I'm sorry to remind,
You but I'm scared of what we're creating,
This life ain't fair.

 You don't get something for nothing,
Turn now,
Hmm gotta try a little harder,

 It could be sweet,
Like a long forgotten dream,

And we don't need them,
To cast the fate we have,
Love don't always shine through,
‘Cause I don't wanna lose,
What we had last time your leaving,
This life ain't fair

 You don't get something for nothing,
Turn now,
Hmm gotta try a little harder,
 It could be sweet.

But the thoughts we try to deny,
Take a toll upon our lives.
We struggle on in depths of pride,
Tangled up in single minds,

 ‘Cause I don't wanna lose,
What we had last time your leaving,
This life ain't fair.
 
You don't get something for nothing,
Turn back,
Hmm, gotta try a little harder.

 Oh, ‘cause I don't wanna lose,
What we had last time your leaving,
This life ain't fair.

Oh, no, you don't get something for nothing,
Turn back,
Hmm gotta try a little harder,
 It could be sweet.

Wandering star
 
Please could you stay awhile to share my grief,
For it's such a lovely day,
To have to always feel this way,
And the time that I will suffer less,
Is when I never have to wake.
 
Wandering stars,
For whom it is reserved,
The blackness of darkness, forever,
Wandering stars,
For whom it is reserved,
The blackness of darkness, forever.

 Those who have seen the needles eye, now tread,
Like a husk, from which all that was now has fled,
And the masks, that the monsters wear,
To feed, upon their prey.
 
Wandering stars,
For whom it is reserved,
The blackness of darkness, forever,
Wandering stars,
For whom it is reserved,
The blackness of darkness, forever

Doubled up inside,
Take awhile to shed my grief,
Always doubled up inside,
Taunted, cruel.
 
Wandering stars,
For whom it is reserved,
The blackness the darkness, forever,
Wandering stars,
For whom it is reserved,
The blackness, the darkness, forever.

It's a fire

 It's a fire,
These dreams they pass me by,
The salvation I desire,
Keeps getting me down.

'Cause we need to,
Recognize mistakes,
For time and again.
 
So let it be known,
For what we believe in,
I can see no reason,
For it to fail.

'Cause this life is a farce,
I can't breathe through this mask,
Like a fool,
So breathe on, sister, breathe on

 From this oneself,
Testify or tell,
It's fooling us now,

 So let it be known,
For what we believe in,
I can see no reason,
For it to fail.

'Cause this life is a farce,
I can't breathe through this mask,
Like a fool
So breathe on, little sister, breathe on,
 Oh, so breathe on, little sister, like a fool

Numb

 Unable so lost,
I can't find my way,
Been searching, but I have never seen,
A turning, a turning from deceit.

 ‘Cause the child roses like,
Try to reveal what I could feel,
 I can't understand myself anymore,
‘Cause I'm still feeling lonely,
Feeling so unholy.

 ‘Cause the child roses like,
Try to reveal what I could feel,
And this loneliness,
It just won't leave me alone, oh no.

 I'm fooling somebody,
A faithless path to roam,
Deceiving to breath this secretly,
A silence, this silence I can't bear.

 ‘Cause a child roses light,
Try to reveal what I could feel,
And this loneliness,
It just won't leave me alone, oh no,
And this loneliness,
It just won't leave me alone.

A lady of war,
A lady of war.

Roads

Oh, can't anybody see,
We've got a war to fight,
Never found our way,
Regardless of what they say.

How can it feel, this wrong,
From this moment,
How can it feel, this wrong.

Storm,
In the morning light,
I feel,
No more can I say,
Frozen to myself.

I got nobody on my side,
And surely that ain't right,
Surely that ain't right.
 
Oh, can't anybody see,
We've got a war to fight,
Never found our way,
Regardless of what they say.

How can it feel, this wrong,
From this moment,
How can it feel, this wrong.

 How can it feel this wrong,
From this moment,
How can it feel, this wrong.
 
Oh, can't anybody see,
We've got a war to fight,
Never found our way,
Regardless of what they say.

How can it feel, this wrong,
From this moment,
How can it feel, this wrong.

Pedestal

 How can I believe this miracle,
Where the wind blows dry,
Through the force of a man,
Undenied by his eye.

Oh you abandoned me,
How I suffer,
Ridicule breathes a sigh,
You abandoned me,
Lost forever,
Hush, can you hear.

 Enter and rejoice this pedestal,
Where the rainbows hide,
Your destiny,
Mystery of all time.

Oh no time make or reason,
Ridicule breathes a sigh,
No time, make or reason,
Hush, hear him cry.

 No time, make or reason,
No time, make or reason,
No time, make or reason.

Biscuit

I'm lost, exposed,
Stranger things will come your way,
It's just I'm scared,
Got hurt a long time ago,
Can't make myself heard,
No matter how hard I scream.

 Oh sensation,
Sin, slave of sensation.

 Fully fed yet I still hunger,
Torn inside,
Haunted I tell myself yet I still wander,
Down, inside,
It's tearing me apart.

 Oh sensation,
Sin, slave of sensation.

Sample repeat over and over :

I'll never fall in love again,
It's all over now.

 At last, relief,
A mother's son has left me sheer,
The shores I seek,
Are crimson tastes devine,
Can't make myself heard,
No matter how hard I scream.

 Oh sensation,
Sin, slave of sensation,

Sample repeat over and over :

I'll never fall in love again,
It's all over now.

Glory box
 
I'm so tired of playing,
Playing with this bow and arrow,
Gonna give my heart away,
Leave it to the other girls to play,
For I've been a temptress too long.

Hmm just,
Give me a reason to love you,
Give me a reason to be,
A woman,
I just wanna be a woman.

 From this time, unchained,
We’re all looking at a different picture,
Through this new frame of mind,
A thousand flowers could bloom,
Move over, and give us some room.
 
Yeah,
Give me a reason to love you,
Give me a reason to be,
A woman,
I just want to be a woman.

 So don't you stop, being a man,
Just take a little look from our side when you can,
Sow a little tenderness,
No matter if you cry.
 
Give me a reason to love you,
Give me a reason to be,
A woman,
It's all I wanna be is all woman.

For this is the beginning of forever and ever,
It's time to move over ,
So I want to be.

I'm so tired of playing,
Playing with this bow and arrow,
Gonna give my heart away,
Leave it to the other girls to play.
For I've been a temptress too long.

Hmm just,
Give me a reason to love you.


Portishead

Cowboys

Did you sweep us far from your feet,
Reset in stone this stark belief,
Salted eyes and a sordid dye,
Too many years.

But don't despair,
This day will be their damnedest day,
Oh, if you take these things from me.

Did you feed us tales of deceit,
Conceal the tongues who need to speak?
Subtle lies and a soiled coin,
The truth is sold, the deal is done.

But don't despair,
This day will be their damnedest day,
Oh, if you take these things from me.

Undefined, no signs of regret,
Your swollen pride assumes respect,
Talons fly as a last disguise,
But no return, the time has come.

So don't despair,
And this day will be their damnedest day,
Oh, if you take these things from me.
Oh, if you take these things from me.

All mine

All the stars may shine bright,
All the clouds may be white,
But when you smile,
Oh how I feel so good,
That I can hardly wait

To hold you,
Enfold you,
Never enough,
Render your heart to me.

All mine,
You have to be

From that cloud, number nine,
Danger starts the sharp incline,
And such sad regrets,
Oh as those starry skies,
As they swiftly fall.

Make no mistake,
You shan't escape,
Tethered and tied,
There's nowhere to hide from me.

All mine,
You have to be

So don't resist,
We shall exist
Until the day,
Until the day, I die.

All mine,
You have to be

Undenied

Your softly spoken words,
Release my whole desire,
Undenied,
Totally.

And so bare is my heart,
I can't hide,
And so where does my heart,
Belong.

Beneath your tender touch,
My senses can't divide,
Oh so strong,
My desire.

For so bare is my heart,
I can't hide,
And so where does my heart,
Belong.

Now that I've found you,
And seen behind those eyes,
How can I,
Carry on.

For so bare is my heart,
I can't hide,
And so where does my heart,
Belong.

Belong, belong, belong.

Half day closing

In the days, the golden days,
When everybody knew what they wanted
It ain't here today

Through the times of lasting love,
When parents talked of things tried and tested,
They don't feel the same.

Dreams and belief have gone,
Time, life itself goes on.

From beyond the shrinking skies,
Where money talks and leaves us hypnotized,
It don't pave the way.

Underneath the fading sun,
The silent sum of a businessman,
Has left us choking.

Dreams and belief have gone,
Time, life itself goes on.

In the days, the golden days,
When everybody knew what they wanted,
It ain't here today

Dreams and belief have gone,
Time, life itself goes on.

Over

 I can't hold this state,
Anymore,
Understand me,
Anymore.

To tread this fantasy, openly,
What have I done.
Oh, this uncertainty,
 Is taking me over.

 I can't mould this stage,
Anymore,
Recognize me,
Anymore.

To tread this fantasy, openly,
What have I done.
Oh, this uncertainty,
 Is taking me over,
 Is taking me over.

To tread this fantasy, openly,
What have I done.
Oh, this uncertainty
 Is taking me over,
 Is taking me over,
 Is taking me over.

Oh It's all over, yeah,
Oh It's all over, yeah, oh oh oh.

Humming

Closer,
No hesitation,
Give me,
All that you have.

And it's been so long,
That I can't explain
And it's been so long,
Right now,so wrong.

Naked,
My thoughts are creeping,
Too late,
The show has begun.

'Cause it's been so long,
That I can't confess,
And it's been so long,
Right now so wrong.

Is it all as it seems
So unresolved, so unredeemed,
If I remain, how will I know.

'Cause it's been so long,
That I can't be sure,
And it's been so wrong,
Right now, so wrong.

Mourning air

Did I see a moment with you,
In a half lit world,
I'm frightened to believe,
But I must try
 If I stumble, if I fall,
I'm reaching out in this mourning air.
Oh

Have I got the strength to ask,
Beyond the window,
I feel this fear alone,
Until we have,
Total honesty,
If I tremble or fall,
I'm reaching out in this mourning air
Oh

 Should I feel the moment with you,
To softly whisper,
I crave nothing else so much,
Longing to reveal,
Total honesty,
I can feel your touch,

I'm reaching out in this mourning air
Oh

I'm reaching out in this mourning air
Oh

Seven months

How can I forget you,
Disregard how I feel,
Silently listen,
To the words I can't see.

As long as I have tried,
As low as I can be,
I will never resign myself,
From the trial I seek.

Why should I forgive you,
After all that I've seen,
Quietly whisper,
When my heart wants to scream.

For as long as I have tried,
And as low as I can be,
I will never resign myself,
From the trial I seek.

There's no time to rest,
Or to reconsider,
For this cruel unsaid,
Won't concede.

For as long as I have tried
And as low as I can be
I will never resign myself
From the trial I seek.

Only you

We suffer everyday,
What is it for,
These crimes of illusion
Are fooling us all,
And now I am weary,
And I feel like I do.

It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.

The size of our fight,
It's just a dream,
We've crushed everything,
I can see, in this morning selfishly,
How we've failed,
And I feel like I do.

It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.

Now that we've chosen to take all we can,
This shade of autumn, a stale bitter end,
Years of frustration lay down side by side.

And It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.

It's only you,
Who can tell me apart,
And it's only you,
Who can turn my wooden heart.

Elysium

No one has said what the truth should be,
And no one decided that I'd feel this way,
If you felt as I,
Would you betray yourself.

But you can't deny how I feel,
And you can't decide for me.

No one should fear what they cannot see,
And no ones to blame it's just hypocrisy,
It's written in your eyes,
And how I despise myself.

But you can't deny how I feel,
And you can't decide for me.

And it's your heart,
That's so wrong,
Mistaken,
You'll never know,
Your feathered sacred self.

But you can't deny how I feel,
And you can't decide for me.

And you can't deny how I feel,
And why should you decide for me.

Western eyes

Forgotten throes at anothers lie,
The heart of love is their only light,
Faithless greeds consolidating,
Holding down sweet charity,

With western eyes and serpent's breath,
We lay our own conscience to rest.

But I'm aching,
At the view,
Yes I'm breaking,
At the scenes just like you.

They have values of a certain taste,
The innocent they can hardly wait,
To crucify invalidating,
Turning to dishonesty.

With western eyes and serpent's breath
They lay their own conscience to rest.

But then they lie and then they dare to be,
Hidden heroes candidly.

So I'm aching,
At the view,
Yes I'm breaking,
At the scenes just like you.

I feel so cold,
On hookers and gin,
This mess we're in.

Third

Silence

Silence was originally called "Wicca" and the verse spoken by Claudio Campos
(a Capoeira master who teaches in Bristol) is an adaptation of The Threefold Law
- 'Heed and beware the Rule of Three: three times thy acts return to thee'.
It's an old Wiccan precept about reaping what you sow.

Esteja alerta para as regras dos trÍs
O que vocÍ dŠ, retornarŠ para vocÍ
Essa liÁ„o, vocÍ tem que aprender
VocÍ sů ganha o que vocÍ merece
Beware to the rule of three
What you give comes back to you
You should learn this lesson
You only receive what you deserve

Tempted in our minds
Tormented inside lie
Wounded and afraid
Inside my head
Falling through changes

Did you know when you lost
Did you know when I wanted
Did you know what I lost
Do you know what I wanted

Empty in our hearts
Crying out in silence
Wandered out of reach
Too far to speak
Drifting unable

Did you know when you lost
Did you know when I wanted
Did you know what I lost
Do you know what I wanted

Hunter

No one said
Weíd ever known each other
And new evidence is what we require
In this world

I stand on the edge of a broken sky
And I'm looking down, donít know why

And if I should fall
Would you hold me
Would you pass me by
Oh you know Iíd ask you for nothing
Just to wait for a while

So confused
My thoughts are taken over
Unwanted horizons face me instead
Wonít let go

I stand on the edge of a broken sky
And I'm looking down, donít know why

And if I should fall
Would you hold me
Would you pass me by
Oh you know Iíd ask you for nothing
Just to wait for a while

Nylon Smile

Iíd like to laugh at what you said
But I just canít find a smile
I wonder why I canít
I struggle with myself
Hoping I might change a little
Hoping that I might be someone I want to be

Looking out I want to know someone might care
Looking out I want a reason to be there
'Cause I donít know what Iíve done to deserve you
And I donít know what Iíd do without you

Looking out I want to know some way might clear
Looking out I want a reason to repair
'Cause I donít know what Iíve done to deserve you
And I donít know what Iíll do without you

I canít say nothing good
Nothing is so bad
I never had the chance
To explain exactly what I meant

The Rip

As she walks in the room
Scented and tall
Hesitating once more
And as I take on myself
And the bitterness I felt
Realize that love flows

Wild, white horses
They will take me away
And the tenderness I feel
Will send the dark underneath
Will I follow

Through the glory of life
I will scatter on the floor
Disappointed and sore
And in my thoughts I have bled
From the riddles I've been fed
Another lie moves over

Wild, white horses
They will take me away
And the tenderness I feel
Will send the dark underneath
Will I follow

Wild, white horses
They will take me away
And the tenderness I feel
Will send the dark underneath
Will I follow

Plastic

I wonder why
I donít know what you see
Of course I care
I wonít pretend
Itís just a thought, Iíve said enough

Donít you know life turns me
Always wants me
I can hardly pray

I could try
But donít know what you hear
'Cause in my heart
You were so clear
Itís just a thought, Iíve said enough

Donít you know life turns me
Always wants me
I can hardly pray

On your stage
A show that you create
All by yourself
I am nowhere
You never noticed
You were so sure

Donít you know life turns me
Always wants me
I can hardly pray

We carry on

The taste of life
I can't describe
It's choking on my mind
Reaching out
I can't believe
The faith it can't decide

On and on, I carry on
But underneath am I
And on and on, I tell myself
It's this I can't disguise

Oh can't you see
Holding on to my heart
I bleed the taste of life

The pace, the time
I can't survive
It's grinding down the view
Breaking out
Which way to choose
A choice I canít renew

On and on, I carry on
But underneath am I
On and on, I tell myself
Itís this I can't disguise

Oh can't you see
Holding on to my heart
I bleed
No place is safe
Can't you see
The taste of life

Deep water

Iím drifting in deep water
Alone with my self-doubting, again
Try not to struggle this time
For I will weather the storm

I gotta remember (gotta remember)
Donít fight it (donít fight it)
Even if I (even if I)
Donít like it (donít like it)
Somehow, turn me around
(Somehow, turn me around)

No matter how far I drift
Deep waters (deep waters)
Wonít scare me tonight

Machine Gun

I saw a saviour
A saviour come my way
I thought I'd see it
In the cold light of day
But now I realize that Iím
Only for me

If only I could see
Return myself to me
And recognize the poison in my heart
There is no other place
No one else I face
The remedy will agree with how I feel

Here in my reflecting
What more can I say
For I am guilty
For the voice that I obey
Too scared to sacrifice a choice
Chosen for me

If only I could see
Return myself to me
And recognize the poison in my heart
There is no other place
No one else I face
The remedy to agree with how I feel

Small

If I remember the night that we met
Tasted a wine that Iíll never forget
Opened the doorway and saw through the light
Motions of movement and I felt delight

She spoke of freedom, ďA way inĒ she said
ďA wisdom that took me away from the bedĒ
Spoke of the glory that we had become
I felt forgiven in all Iíve become

Small, tasteless and flawed
Hoping to see, blinded like me
You tried to understand
But you're just a man
Hoping to score just like me

Failure again, tried to pretend
Who you were then, who you are now
Hating the Lord, hating the Lord
Hating the Lord, hating the Lord

Small, tasteless and flawed
Hoping to see, blinded like me
You tried to understand
But you're just a man
Hoping to score just like me

Failure again, tried to pretend
Who you were then, who you are now
Hating the Lord, hating the Lord
Hating the Lord, hating the Lord

Magic Doors

I can't deny what I've become
I'm just emotionally undone
I can't deny I can't be someone else

When I have tried to find the words
To describe this sense absurd
Try to resist my thoughts
But I can't lie

Oh I'm losing myself
My desire I can't have
No reason am I for

I can't divide or hide from me
I don't know who I'm meant to be
I guess it's just the person that I am

Often I've dreamt that I don't wait
Enjoy the gift of my mistake
But yet again I'm wrong, and I confess

Oh I'm losing myself
My desire I can't have
No reason am I for

Oh I'm losing myself
My desire I can't have
No reason am I for

Threads

Better if I could find the words to say
Whenever I take a choice it turns away

I'm worn, tired of my mind
I'm worn out, thinking of why
Iím always so unsure

I battle my thoughts
I find I canít explain
Iíve travelled so far
But somehow feel the same

I'm worn, tired of my mind
I'm worn out, thinking of why
Iím always so unsure
Iím always so unsure

I'm worn, tired of my mind
I'm worn out, thinking of why

Iím always so unsure
Iím always so unsure (Iím always so unsure)
Iím always so unsure (Iím always so unsure)
Iím always so unsure

Am I alive when I sleep
While I look
In all that I got
I can't find
No one to blame

Stand, stand *
Damned one
Damned one, damned, damned one
I am one, damned one
Where do I go

* In live she sings :
Tears and tears
Tired, I'm worn
Tired, I'm worn
Tired, I'm worn
Tired, I'm worn
Tired, I'm worn
Worn
Where do I go

Non Albums Tracks

Chase the tear

Looking out
Looking in
Going where
I've never been
Running 'round
My defence

Been afraid
Felt the grain
Opened doorways
Full of shame
My own lie
I resented

Winter sigh
The summer's gone
Holding of tomorrow's sorrows

Rushing out
Rushing in
Losing low
Losing deep
A dent day
Of my heart

Been a foul
Chase the tear
Never let go
But now I'm there
It's over
It's over

Winter sigh
The summer's gone
Holding of tomorrow's sorrows
So I won't anymore

Winter sigh
The summer's gone
Holding of tomorrow's sorrows
So I won't anymore

Only You ( French Version )

N
ous souffrons tous les jours
A quoi Áa sert
Ces crimes d'illusions
Nous trompent tous
Maintenant je suis las
C'est tout ce que je ressens

It's only you
Who can tell me apart
And it's only you
Who can turn my wooden heart

L'ampleur de notre guerre
Ce n'est qu'un rÍve
On a tout ťcrasť
Ca je peux le voir ťgoÔstement
Nous avons ťchouť
C'est tout ce que je ressens

It's only you
Who can tell me apart
And it's only you
Who can turn my wooden heart

On a choisi de prendre tout ce qu'on pouvait
Ce teint d'automne a une fin amŤre
Des annťes de frustration s'allongent cŰte ŗ cŰte

It's only you
Who can tell me apart
And it's only you
Who can turn my wooden heart

It's only you
Who can tell me apart
And it's only you
Who can turn my wooden heart

Requiem for Anna

( Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited LP - 2006 )

A day like any other
Where I am all alone
Why Anna, Anna
Are you all alone by yourself
Are you all alone by yourself

La la la la la la la la ...

A day like any other
He'd come to me to me
I love you Anna, Anna
Today everything will change
Today everything will change

La la la la la la la la ...

S.O.S.

(Abba cover / High-Rise OST)

Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find
I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind
Whatever happened to our love
I wish I understood
It used to be so nice, it used to be so good

So when you're near me, darling, can't you hear me
S.O.S.
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S.O.S.

When you're gone
How can I even try to go on
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on

You seem so far away though you are standing near
You made me feel alive, but something died I fear
I really tried to make it out
I wish I understood
What happened to our love, it used to be so good

So when you're near me, darling, can't you hear me
S. O. S.
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
S. O. S.

When you're gone
How can I even try to go on
When you're gone
Though I try how can I carry on

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