B i o g r a p h y
 (by James Christopher Monger)

London's the Last Dinner Party combine maximalist pop grandeur with hook-filled baroque indie rock to create bold modern stadium anthems that evoke the art-pop acumen of artists like Sparks, Kate Bush, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Founded in 2021 by Abigail Morris (vocals), Lizzie Mayland (vocals, guitar), Emily Roberts (lead guitar, mandolin, flute), Georgia Davies (bass), and Aurora Nishevci (keys, vocals), the band initially operated under the name the Dinner Party before adopting their current moniker in 2022. One of the most buzzed-about acts on the London live circuit -- they landed an opening slot for the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park without having released a single yet -- the Last Dinner Party inked a deal with Island ahead of the arrival of 2023's "Nothing Matters." Potent, brash, and majestic, the song lived up to the hype, garnering millions of streams and setting the table for the group's debut full-length effort, Prelude to Ecstasy, in 2024.




Prelude To Ecstasy
- 2024-02-02 -



Prelude To Ecstasy (Instrumental)
Burn Alive
Caesar On A TV Screen
The Feminine Urge
On Your Side
Beautiful Boy
Gjuha
Sinner
My Lady Of Mercy
Portrait Of A Dead Girl
Nothing Matters
Mirror

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Army Dreamers
Big Dog
Dog Days Are Over
Godzilla
Mandinka
One Of Your Girls
Second Best
Wicked Game


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Prelude To Ecstasy

Burn Alive

Wine is on your blouse
You think it's so romantic
But in reality
We're both just addicts

I am not the girl I set out to be
Let me make my grief a commodity
Do what I can to survive
There is candle wax melting in my veins
So I keep myself standing in your flames
Burn, burn me alive

I am at the stake
Petrol my perfume
Bite marks on my back
I never could say no
You don't wanna hurt me
But I want you to
I'd break off my ribs
To make another you

You made me bite my tongue
And now there's blood in my glass
Will you buy me a new one
This is too good to last

I am not the girl I set out to be
Let me make my grief a commodity
Do what I can to survive
There is candle wax melting in my veins
So I keep myself standing in your flames
Burn, burn me alive

Burn, burn me alive
Burn me
Burn me
Burn me
Burn
Burn me alive

Caesar On A TV Screen

Every night when we say goodbye
I know that I can see myself as a man
When I put on that suit, I don't have to stay mute
I can talk all the time 'cause my shoulders are wide

And I'm falling like the leaves on Leningrad
I follow your footprints when I can't hold your hand
My darling, believe me, I was born to be with you
But it'll be me that the world will answer to

And just for a second, I could be one of the greats
I'll be Caesar on a TV screen, champion of my fate
No one can tell me to stop, I'll have everything I want, anyone
And everyone will like me then
Everyone will like me then

When I was a child, I never felt like a child
I felt like an emperor with a city to burn
I got down on my knees, begged the men in the trees
To give me an answer, je ne veux pas penser

And it's raining like it did in Leningrad
My lover would like to buy a flat in Leningrad
And I'd trade my tongue in just to hear him every night
To talk about Red Scare and how they got it right

And just for a second, I could be one of the greats
I am Caesar on a TV screen, champion of my fate
No one can tell me to stop, I'll have everything I want, anyone
And everyone will like me then
Everyone will love me!

The Feminine Urge

A room at dusk
Mastering the art of lying still
Breathe like a girl
'Til my lungs fill

Oh pull your boots on, boys
And put me down
I'm only here for your entertainment

I am a dark red liver stretched out on a rock
All the poison I convert it and I turn it to love
Here comes the feminine urge. I know it so well
To nurture the wounds my mother held

Oh, ballerina bend under the weight of it all
Ain't it fun to hold the world in your hand
Do you feel like a man when I can't talk back
Do you want me or do you want control
Failure to commit to the role, I admit
Was a failure you achieved on your own
Do you want me to care when you just disappear
I can't win them all

Run 'til I fall
How I wish the trees would swallow me
Make me a forest
Take away my soul

I could never give
The curse of her
I- I could never live with the guilt of lying
That people are kind

I am a dark red liver stretched out on the rocks
All the poison I convert it and I turn it to love
Here comes the feminine urge. I know it so well
To nurture the wounds my mother held

Oh, ballerina bend under the weight of it all
Ain't it fun to hold the world in your hands
Do you feel like a man when I can't talk back
Do you want me or do you want control
Failure to commit to the role I admit
Was a failure you achieved on your own
Do you want me to care when you just disappear
I can't win them all

I am a dark red liver (ooh) stretched out on the rocks (oh-oh-ooh)
All the poison I convert it and I turn it to love (ooh-oh-ooh-ooh)
Here comes the feminine urge. I know it so well (oh-oh-ooh)
To nurture the wounds

Give me that dark red liquor stretched out on the rocks
All the poison I convert it and I turn it to love
Here comes the feminine urge. I know it so well
To nurture the wounds my mother held

On Your Side

I know I'm better off not looking back
Forgive me, father, won't you take it back
That we were lovers
Bodies touching
On park benches
Stray dogs watching
It disgusts me now

I wish I didn't want you
Wish I could do without
This blood on my face
Where your teeth sunk in
Bite me again

When it's 4 am
And your heart is breaking
I will hold your hands
To stop them from shaking
If it takes all night
I will be on your side

Back to the olive mount you led me to
The wind was blinding so I clung to you
And you smiled so sweetly as you threw me
Down the rocks, into the seaweed
You thought that I could fly

And I wish I didn't want you
Wish I could do without
This blood on my face
Where your teeth sunk in
Bite me again

When it's 4 am
And your heart is breaking
I will hold your hands
To stop them from shaking
If it takes all night
I will be on your side

When you're lying here
I believe you love me
You can hold my hair back
When you kiss me
If you stay all night
I will be on your side

When it's 4am
And your heart is breaking
I will hold your hands
To stop them from shaking
If it takes all night
I will be on your side

Beautiful Boy

The best a boy can ever be is pretty
He launches ships on which he sails to safety
And what I'm feeling isn't lust, it's envy
He has the Earth makes love to her to spite me

I am held captive by the ribbon 'round my neck
Each course I chart determined by a wreck
The power in my hips is useless in the dark
What good are red lips when you're faced with something sharp

Beautiful boy
Beautiful boy
Beautiful boy
I wish I could be a beautiful boy
Beautiful boy
Beautiful boy

I wish I could be a beautiful boy

Gjuha

(Albanian)

Mund tė marrė pak kohė
Kohė me folė shlirė
Jo nuk foli
Fshije gojėn
Gjuha ime
E Prisht
Sdi me ta pėrkthy
Mund tė marr pak kohė
E hupa gjuhėn
Kurrė se mėsova
Moti pa fjalorė

Moj e bukura
Fati im
Kurrė ste pashė
(English Translation)

It could take me some time
Time to talk freely
No I won’t speak to you
Clean your mouth
My language
Is broken.
I don't know how to translate it
It could take me some time
I lost my language
I never learnt it
I've lived a long time without a vocabulary

My beautiful
It's my fate
To have never seen you

Sinner

I wish I knew you
Back when we were both small
I wish I knew you
But I have gotten too tall
I wish I knew you
When touch was innocent
I wish I knew you
Before it felt like a sin

Felt like a sin
Before it felt like a sin
Felt like a sin
Before it felt like a sin

There's nothing for me
Here, where the world is small
But how you touch me
For that, I'd leave it all
Back in the city
Cold eyes and lips of dust
So turn and face me
Turn to the altar of lust

Felt like a sin
Before it felt like a sin
Pray for me on your knees
Pray for me on your knees
Pray for me on your knees
Before it felt like a sin
Felt like a sin
Before it felt like a sin
Pray for me on your knees
Pray for me on your knees
Pray for me on your knees
Before it felt like a sin

Stay through the night
I'd spend the mornings by your side
Pray for me on your knees
Time slips away
Pray for me on your knees
Pray for me on your knees
Before the hillside turns to grey

Pray for me, kneel with me
Soak in the crystal stream
Wash the sin from your back
Cleanse my soul, make me whole
Dance in the morning glow
Hold me, we can't go back
Before it felt like a sin

Felt like a sin
Before it felt like a sin
Pray for me on your knees
Pray for me on your knees
Pray for me on your knees
Before it felt like a sin
Felt like a sin
Before it felt like a sin

My Lady Of Mercy

Take me back to your swimming pool
You lovely little
Foolish thinking I could have you
Naked in a trench coat
I'll see you on Sunday
I wanna hear them sing

Teach me how to do as you do
Guide me, show me how
And let me be your arrow
Baby, make me pow
I'll see you on Sunday
I wanna hear them sing, ah

Oh, rest your feet on me
My lady of mercy
Strike me, pierce me straight through the heart

I, I want to take your picture
Picture me in bed under your crucifix
Under your long black hair
I'll see you on Sunday
I wanna make them sing, ah

Oh, rest your feet on me
My lady of mercy
Strike me, pierce me straight through the heart

Oh, rest your feet on me
My lady of mercy
Strike me, pierce me straight through the heart

Portrait Of A Dead Girl

When you laid like a wolf
With your head on my lap
I felt like one of those portraits
Of women protected by a beast on a chain

They look so safe
A guard dog there just for her
If only she know that with one wrong move
He'll turn around and tear off her hands

And I wish you had given me the courtesy
Of ripping out my throat
And I wish that I let you have the dignity
Of letting me go

I break apart without your arms
The smell of soap and petrol smarts
Let me feed you to my friends
Over and over again

Let my last words be our last dance
I'd die for you no questions asked
If anyone could kill me
It probably would be you

He's got letters on his fist
R-I-D-E
A triumph on his hips
He looks like one of those film stars
With a blow-up doll and a BB gun

And I wish you had given me the courtesy
Of staying one more night
And I wish that I had the guts
The dignity
To put up a fight

I break apart without your arms
The smell of soap and petrol smarts
Let me feed you to my friends
Over and over again

Let my last words be our last dance
I'd die for you no questions asked
If anyone could kill me
It probably would be you

Don't have the strength to pin me down
The time I wasted in your mouth
Waves that crash against your chest
Over and over again

I kissed your eyes
And framed your teeth
As you crawl back into the sea
Oh, anyone could kill me
And I'd never ever let it be you

Nothing Matters

I have my sentence now, at last, I know just how you felt
I dig my fingers in, expecting more than just the skin

'Cause we're a lot alike, in favour, like a motorbike
A sailor and a nightingale dancing in convertibles

And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters
And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters

We've got the highway tight, the moon is bursting with headlights
One more and we're away, love tender in your Chevrolet

And we're a lot alike, in favour, like a motorbike
A sailor and a nightingale dancing in convertibles

And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters
And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters

Even when the cold comes crashing through, I'm putting all my bets on you
I hope they never understand us
I put my heart inside your palms, my home in your arms, now we know
Nothing matters, nothing matters

And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters
And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters
And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters
And you can hold me like he held her
And I will fuck you like nothing matters

Mirror

This is the only thing
I know how to do
Make the keys turn red
And my lips turn blue

I break on the pavement
You could swim in these eyes
'Cause I'm no good
'Til I crack

She's there when I wake up
At the end of my bed
With a smile on her face
And a gun to my head

And lately I've been thinkin'
What if I keep sinking
If I drown will they make me a star
When you drown
Do they know who you are

I'm just a mirror
Break my glass to fix your heart
I'm just a mirror
Pretty glass, an empty heart
I'm just a mirror
I don't exist without your gaze

I fade away
I fade away

I'm on the hunt for a something
Warm about the flesh

Is it in this city
Is it in your bed
Pull out with the sunrise
No one else is to blame

I'll leave you flowers
But not my name

'Cause lately I've been drinkin'
I need to slow my thinkin'
Tell me how you're feeling
I'll reflect the reason

When I drown
Will I get very far
When you drown
They'll forget who you are

I'm just a mirror
Break my glass to fix your heart
I'm just a mirror
Pretty glass, an empty heart
I'm just a mirror
I don't exist without your gaze

I fade away
I fade away
I fade away

Non Albums Tracks

Army Dreamers

(Live Studio Brussel)

Our little army boy
Is coming home from B.F.P.O.
I've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate mammy's hero
Mourning in the aerodrome
The weather warmer, he is colder
Four men in uniform
To carry home my little soldier

(What could he do? Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do? Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do? Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste, army dreamers
What a waste of army dreamers

Tears over a tin box
Jesus Christ, he wasn't to know
Like a chicken with a fox
He couldn't win the war with ego
Give the kid the pick of pips
And give him all your stripes and ribbons
While he's sitting in his hole
He might as well have buttons and bows

(What could he do? Should have been a rock star)
But he didn't have the money for a guitar
(What could he do? Should have been a politician)
But he never had a proper education
(What could he do? Should have been a father)
But he never even made it to his twenties
What a waste, army dreamers
What a waste of army dreamers
Oh what a waste of all the army dreamers
Army dreamers, army dreamers
 

Big Dog

(Live)

Burnt your lips treating mine like cherries
You were so sweet, I’m a big dog
My feet bleeds from ???
Lick them clean like you’re my big dog
I’ll make my absence feel like violence
I am holy, I’m a

Big dog
Big dog
Big dog
Big dog

On a scale ???
Of watching me win
Through the chain-link fence
He is peeling his skin
Be afraid of the hound
I am hunting you down
Mechanical rabbit, let me put you down

I’m behind you
I’m a big deal
No protection, I’m a big dog
My feet bleeds from ???
Lick them clean like you’re my big dog
I’ll make this violence feel like a right choice
I am screaming I’m a

Big dog
Big dog
Big dog
Big dog

I’m the flood, I’m the wind
That will wash this away
Cold sheet on your skin
Give the master your pain

Who’s the real gun-slinger
Who’s beneath my little finger
I’m above you, have no mercy
Rabbit, rabbit
I’m a big dog

Big dog
Big dog
Big dog
Big dog

Oh, big dog
Big dog
Big dog

Big dog
Big dog
Big dog
Big dog

Use your lips treat mine like cherries
You were so sweet, I’m a big dog
 

Dog Days Are Over

(Florence & The Machine / Live BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2024)

Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her stuck still no turning back

She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it, she fled
With every bubble, she sank with a drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

Run fast for your mother, fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and your brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind
You can't carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses
'Cause here they come

And I never wanted anything from you
Except everything you had and what was left after that too, oh
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses
'Cause here they come

Run fast for your mother, fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind
You can't carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses
'Cause here they come

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run 

Godzilla

(Live)

??? are frozen
I hope you live the life that you have chosen
I’d never leave you, I’d never leave you
I’d never leave your side
I never knew you, I never knew you
Until the day that you crossed the line

I should’ve known better
I should’ve done more
I couldn’t protect you now you’re running out the door
???
Oh hide your eyes
In the name of all that’s holy
I will take what is mine

Won’t surrender, my defender
So they’ll ???
I’ll surrender ??? I’m an honest man

I never knew you, I never knew you
I’d never leave your side
I never knew you, or what you’ve been through
Until the day that you crossed the line

Oh I should’ve known better
I should’ve done more
I couldn’t protect you now you’re running out the door
???
Oh hide your eyes
In the name of all that’s holy
I will take what is mine

Oh hide your eyes
Eye-I-I-I
I will take what is mine
I will take what is mine
 

Mandinka

(Sinéad O'Connor / Live)

I'm dancing the seven veils
Want you to pick up my scarves
See how the black moon fades
Soon I can give you my heart

I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't see the flame

But I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do

They're throwing it all this way
Dragging it back to the start
"See how the glass is raised"
I have refused to take part

I told them, "Drink something new"
Please, let me pull something through

I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't
I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't see the flame

But I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I said I do

I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka

I said I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I said I do
I said I do
I said I do

One Of Your Girls

(Troye Sivan Cover / Live Lounge for BBC Radio 1)

Everybody loves you, baby
You should trademark your face
Linin' down the block to be around you
Baby, I'm first in place

Face card, no cash, no credit
Yes, God, don't speak, you said it
Look at you
Skip the application, interview
Sweet like Marabou
Look, look at you

Give me a call if you ever get lonely
I'll be like one of your girls or your homies
Say what you want, and I'll keep it a secret
You get the key to my heart, and I need it
Give me a call if you ever get desperate
I'll be like one of your girls

Everybody wants you, baby
(everybody)
You should insure that waist
(with the highest policy you can get)

Bet nobody wants you bad as I do
Baby, let me plead my case

Face card, no cash, no credit
Yes, God, don't speak, you said it
Look at you
Look at you

Give me a call if you ever get lonely
I'll be like one of your girls or your homies
Say what you want, and I'll keep it a secret
You get the key to my heart, and I need it
Give me a call if you ever get desperate
I'll be like one of your girls

Give me a call if you ever get desperate
I'll be like one of your girls

Second Best

(Live)

Now the days grow long
And your hands and tears
Are lost to the wind
Take me back, take me back
Let us walk by the shore
By the hand, by the hair
I don’t care anymore
With the world at your feet leave footprints on my back
I’ll be the first, I’ll be the last
To want to leave, to go back

??? you’re mad when I
Your cold answer's mine
I’m wasting my time
You know I hate to lose
And maybe that’s why I’ve left you behind
I feel like I’ve left you behind

Ain’t it nice
Second best
Ain’t it good
Second best
Ain’t it nice
Second best
Ain’t it good
Second best

Oh, against the bathroom tiles
Your back goes on for miles
I’m losing my mind
Babe, you know it ain’t fair
To leave me again
He's waiting downstairs
There's always somebody downstairs

Ain’t it nice
Second best
Ain’t it good
Second best
Ain’t it nice
Second best
Oh, ain’t it good
Second best

What do I do to be better for you
What do I do to be better for you
What do I do to be better for you
??? are all lost
What do I do to be better for you
??? hands and tears are all lost, to the

Take me back, take me back
Let us walk by the shore
By the hand by the hair
I don’t care anymore
With the world at your feet
leave footprints on my back
I’ll be first, I’ll be last
To want to leave, to go back

Ain’t it nice
Second best
Ain’t it good
Second best
Ain’t it nice
Second best
Ain’t it good
Second best

Ain’t it nice
Second best
Ain’t it good
Second best
Ain’t it nice
Second best
Ain’t it good
Second best

Take me back, take me back
Let us walk by the shore
By the hand by the hair
I don’t care anymore
With the world at your feet
leave footprints on my back
I’ll be first, I’ll be last
To want to leave, to go back
 

Wicked Game

(Chris Isaak Cover / Live)

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No, I don't wanna fall in love
I don't wanna fall in love
With you
With you

What a wicked game you play, to make me feel this way
What a wicked thing to do, to let me dream of you
What a wicked thing to say, you never felt this way
What a wicked thing to do, to make me dream of you

And I don't wanna fall in love
(This world is only gonna break your heart)
No, I don't wanna fall in love
(This world is only gonna break your heart)

Nobody loves no one

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