B i o g r a p h y
 (by Mark Deming)

Penning songs that are offbeat in narrative, but literate and emotionally revealing, and performing them in a soulful, idiosyncratic style that reveals both strength and fragility, Cat Power was one of the most acclaimed singer/songwriters to emerge from the 1990s indie rock scene, a one of a kind artist unafraid to reveal her inner self in her music and follow her muse in a variety of different directions. Cat Power is the stage name of Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, born Charlyn Marie Marshall in Atlanta, Georgia on January 21, 1972. Marshall's father was a blues musician, but her parents divorced when she was young, and she spent much of her nomadic childhood moving back and forth between her father, her mother, and her grandfather. While Marshall's parents didn't encourage her to play music early on, she wrote her first song when she was in fourth grade, and immersed herself in her stepfather's record collection, dominated by soul and classic rock. When Marshall was 16, she moved in with her father in Atlanta, and by 18 she had dropped out of high school and settled on her own. She fell in with a group of experimental indie rock musicians in Atlanta and began jamming with her new friends, initially for fun but eventually playing with several bands before forming a group called Cat Power. The name came from a trucker's cap emblazoned with "Cat Diesel Power" that Marshall spotted while working at a pizza joint. After streamlining it into a suitable band name, she later took Cat Power as her stage alias, and she began earning a reputation on the Atlanta music scene.

In 1992, Marshall relocated to New York City and initially focused her energies on writing songs, but as she became aware of New York's experimental music community, she was emboldened to put fresh emphasis on performing, and began playing semi-improvised shows around the city. In 1993, Marshall became acquainted with members of the group God Is My Co-Pilot, and with their help, she released the first Cat Power single, "Headlights" b/w "Darling Said Sir." Later the same year, Cat Power opened for Liz Phair in New York, and two of the fans who caught the show were Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar and his friend Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth. Foljahn and Shelley were impressed enough with Marshall that they volunteered to help her make an album, and they backed her on Cat Power's first full-length album, Dear Sir, released by Plain Records in 1995. A second album, Myra Lee, was issued by Shelley's Smells Like Records label in early 1996, featuring unused material from the Dear Sir sessions. Strong reviews and growing interest from the indie music community led to Marshall signing with Matador Records, and her third album, What Would the Community Think, appeared in the fall of 1996.

While Cat Power became known as a compelling performer, Marshall also developed a reputation for erratic live shows, sometimes performing with her back to the audience, stopping songs in mid-stream, or spouting spontaneous monologs on-stage, suggesting she was often uncomfortable in front of an audience, though on other nights she could deliver a solid, intense show. In 1997, Marshall's anxieties led her to drop out of music and move to South Carolina, but a bout of insomnia followed by nightmares inspired a new set of songs, and she opted to return to the recording studio. 1998's Moon Pix was recorded in Australia with accompaniment from Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three, and featured a warmer, more full-bodied sound than Cat Power's early work. Marshall set aside songwriting for her next project, 2000's The Covers Record, which included a new recording of "In This Hole" from What Would the Community Think, along with interpretations of classic songs by Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground, Moby Grape, and others. In early 2003, another Cat Power album was released, You Are Free, which offered a more polished and cohesive sound than before and featured guest appearances from fans Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl.

In 2005, Marshall recorded The Greatest, an excellent soul-influenced album featuring Memphis R&B legends Mabon "Teenie" Hodges and Leroy "Flick" Hodges from the Hi Records Rhythm Section. The album came out in early 2006, and Marshall booked a tour in support, but the road trip was cancelled when her long simmering emotional problems and troubles with alcohol came to a head. Marshall would later tell a reporter, "The doctor said I had a psychotic break because I was suffering severe, massive depression and overwhelming stress." Marshall checked herself into a hospital to deal with her nervous breakdown and her alcoholism (she admitted to drinking as much as a fifth of scotch each day), and a few months later, she was back on the road with the musicians who helped her record The Greatest, delivering strong, confident performances and telling the press she had finally controlled her drinking problem. After touring with the crew from The Greatest in the spring and summer of 2006, Marshall hit the road again later that year with a group she called the Dirty Delta Blues Band, featuring Judah Bauer of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gregg Foreman of the Delta 72, and previous collaborator Jim White. The Dirty Delta Blues Band formed the core of Marshall's studio band for the next Cat Power album, 2008's Jukebox, which like The Covers Album was dominated by versions of songs by the likes of Billie Holiday, James Brown, and Joni Mitchell. In 2009, Marshall became romantically involved with actor Giovanni Ribisi and moved to Los Angeles to be closer to him. The relationship ended abruptly in April 2012, while Marshall, who was taking time off from music to help Ribisi raise his daughter from a previous marriage, was working on her first collection of original songs since 2006. Adding insult to injury, Ribisi married his new girlfriend on June 16, 2012; Marshall responded by putting the finishing touches on the album, called Sun, which was released in September 2012.




Dear Sir
- 1995-10-01 -



3 Times
Rockets
Itchyhead
Yesterday is Here
The Sleepwalker
Mr Gallo
No Matter (Instrumental)
Great Expectations
Headlights


Myra Lee
- 1996-03-01 -



Enough
We All Die
Great Expectations
Top Expert
Ice Water
Still in Love
Rockets
Faces
Fiancé (Instrumental)
Wealthy Man
Not What You Want

What Would the Community Think
- 1996-09-10 -



In This Hole
Good Clean Fun
What Would the Community Think
Nude As the news
They Tell Me
Taking People
The Fate of the Human Carbine
King Rides By
Bathysphere
Water & Air
Enough
The Coat is Always on

Moon Pix
- 1998-09-22 -



American Flag
He Turns Down
No Sense
Say
Metal Heart
Back of Your Head
Moonshiner
You May Know Him
Colors & the Kids
Cross Bones Style
Peking Saint

The Covers Record
- 2000-03-21 -

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Kingsport Town

Troubled Waters

Naked if I Want To

Sweedeedee
In This Hole
I Found A Reason
Wild Is the Wind
Red Apples
Paths of Victory
Salty Dog
Sea of Love

 

You are Free
- 2003-02-18 -

I Don't Blame You
Free
Good Woman
Speak for Me
Werewolf
Fool
He War
Shaking Paper
Baby Doll
Maybe Not
Names
Half of You
Keep on Runnin' (Crawlin' Black Spider)
Evolution
 

The Greatest
- 2006-01-20 -

The Greatest
Living Proof
Lived In Bars
Could We
Empty Shell
Willie
Where Is My Love
The Moon
Islands
After It All
Hate
Love & Communication
 

Jukebox
- 2008-01-22 -



New York
Ramblin' (Wo)man
Metal Heart
Silver Stallion
Aretha, Sing One for Me
Lost Someone
Lord, Help the Poor & Needy
I Believe in You
Song for Bobby
Don't Explain
Women Left Lonely
Blue
 
Sun
- 2012-09-04 -



Cherokee
Sun
Ruin
3,6,9
Always On My Own
Real Life
Human Being
Manhattan
Silent Machine
Nothin' But Time
Peace & Love
Speaking for trees
- 2004-10-26 - DVD

Time Is on My Side
Night Time/Back of Your Head
Islands
The Moon
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
From Fur City
I Want
Dream/Blue Moon/Try a Little Tenderness
You
From Fur City
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Farewell My Enemy

Sad, Sad Song
Islands
Evolution
Night Time/Back of Your Head
Sophisticated Lady
I Don't Blame You
Dream/Blue Moon/Try a Little Tenderness
The Party
Funny Things
Love and Communication
From Fur City
Sad, Sad Song
Night Time/Back of Your Head
Sophisticated Lady
I Want
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Lord Help the Poor and Needy
Willie Deadwilder

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

A Kind of Peace
All I have to do is dream
Amazing Grace
Angelitos Negros
Back In The Days
Breathless
Bully
Can I Get A Witness
Clear the Room
Come on In My Kitchen
Crazy
Crying, Waiting, Hoping
Dark End Of The Street
Darling Said Sir
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Deep Inside
Do the Romp
Dreams
Fire
Fortunate Son
Free Bird
Great Waves
Haiku 10
Hanging on the Telephone
Hard Times in New York Town
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
He Was A Friend of Mine
How Can I Tell You
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I feel
I'm Not Willing
(a.k.a Carry On)
I Love You
(Me Either)
It Ain't Fair
It's Alright To Fail
I've Been Thinking Of
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Johnny's Got a Gun
King Rides By
Love to Be Silly
Making believe
Mr. Soul

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Naked, If I Want To
Psychic Hearts
Ramblin' man
Rebel
Remember me
Sad, Sad Song
Schizophrenia's Weighted Me Down
She's Got You
She Loves You So Hard
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
The Ocean
The Leopard & the Lamb
The Werewolf Song
(live version)
Tonight You Belong to Me
Tracks of My Tears
Up and Gone
War Pigs
We Dance
Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Wolf Among Wolves
Wonderwall
Ye Auld Triangle


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 !

Dear Sir

*** Thanx a lot to Maya who updated these lyrics ***

3 times

I've seen you a couple of times
Guess I've seen you three times
Walking circles around me
When you stand in front of my eyes
I'll make sure I'll look
I'll make sure I'll look
I'll make sure I'll look
Away
Away, away
Away
She like a little Chinese
She is Chinese
Maybe it would be nicer if I said Japanese
She comes around you and me
And when you stand in front of my eyes
I will look
I will look
I will look
Away, away, away
Away, away, away
She looks in distress
She looks impressive
When she is dancing her moon dance on me
Roll, roll, roll away, away, away, away

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

Rockets

Where do the dreams of babies go
'Cause you know they're all so good
And they're also gone so fast
Keep all the guns at home
Help keep your momma safe
'Cause you know she pretty good too
Where is the night so warm and so strange
That no one is afraid
Of themselves
Here, pick up, dig, dig out those weeds
Out of your happy go lucky fields
Of such predictive thinking
Where do the rockets find planets
Where do the rockets find planets
Where do the rockets find planets
Where are the dreams of the babies going
'Cause you know they're all gone fast
Take, take as much as you can
'Cause you know it's going so fast
And you know it's so good
Where are the many mountains so brave
That they do not explode over everyone
Pick, pick up, dig, dig out those weeds
Out of your happy go lucky fields
Of such predictive thinking
Where do the rockets find planets
Where do the rockets find planets
Keep your guns at home
Keep your guns at home
Help keep your momma safe
You know she's all good too
She's pretty good
Where are all the dreams of babies going
'Cause you know they're all good

Itchyhead

There's a baby
With an itchy head
Pour butter on it
I'll take a knife so I can
Take a weight off
Umm
I'm sixty five
Nobody in my family knows I'm alive
Hey little girl
I wanna cut your hair off
Hey little girl
So I can
Pour butter on it
So I can take a bite
And I will
I'm ninety nine
And I'm in jail
I wish I could have a million kids
A million girls
I would cut their hair off
And I would
Pour butter on them
So I can take knife
With my knife
I could pour
Butter on them
One, two, three, four

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

Yesterday is Here

( Tom Waits )

If you want
Money in your pocket
A top hat on your head
A hot meal on your table
And a blanket on your bed
I'm goin' to New York City
And I'm leaving on a train
If you want stay behind, wait until
I come back again
Because all our dreams come true
All our dreams come true
One, two, three, four
Today's grey skies
And tomorrow
And tomorrow
Is tears
The moon is up before me
The moon is shining bright
I want you to remember
As I disappear tonight
Today's grey skies
And tomorrow
And tomorrow
And tomorrow

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

The Sleepwalker

I can hear voices in the water
Curling up like smoke rings through the weeds
I have to take some time to relocate that house of mine
I think I must lost it in the river
They see things so different
To green eyes they give nothing away
Do you think now at last
You can tell me
No you won't give away
Crush snow on my face
Feels like burning
And the birds are black things singing in a tree
If I got myself a gun
Then I could shoot down everyone
Maybe I've just invented some religion
I saw a father dancing with his daughter
And the music singing softly on the breeze
I can't see or hear salvation anywhere
I think I'll wait here 'til he comes, come down the river (?)
I think I'll wait here 'til he comes, come down the river
You've heard all this before
Already I know
I know, so I won't say anymore

Mr Gallo

Oh, Mr Gallo, what a good friend
We've always been inane
Oh, Mr Gallo, what a good friend
Closer I've ever had
Oh, Chan, what a woman you've become
Can I say I never thought you'd look me in the eyes
Oh, and what a lover you've become
Can I say I always thought you were a liar
Oh, you say
What a laugh you had
Can I say I never thought I ever had anything funny
Oh, and what a charmer you've become Mr Gallo
Hope you're gonna hate it

Great Expectations

I am like powder
I am like relaxation
I am the snow
I am the snow
I am the snow

I dig in this ocean
And I try to fill it with gold
Fill it to the top
Fill it to the top
Fill it to the top
Do you look for hope in other people's eyes
Well that may be your worst redemption
Do you feed and clothe yourself
Well that may be your best defense

I am from the moon
I am from the moon
I am from the moon
So they say
So they say
Facing, confronting, branding each other
We were made through one another

Great expectations
Great expectations
So they say
So they say
So they say
I am the snow
I am the snow
I happen to be the snow

Headlights

Last thing I remember
Last thing I remember
Last thing I remember
Somebody was laughing in my ear
Last thing I remember
The sun was coming up
Last thing I remember
Last thing I remember
Hey the headlights are getting too
Close to me
Hey the headlights are cutting me
I can see
Somewhere above me
I can see
My friend weeping
My friend singing over me
Lifting her arms up to the sky
Lifting her arms up to the sky
....
Somewhere above me
I can hear
Like birds singing
Or are they weeping

Get up around eight
Get up around eight
Get up around eight
Get up around eight
Let's make some coffee
And get real stoned
Hey let's play a record or two
A record or two
A record or two
A record or two
Hey the headlights are getting too
Close to me
Hey the headlights are cutting me
And I can see i'm alone
It's cold as hell
It's cold as hell
It's cold as hell
It's cold as hell
It's cold as hell

 

Myra Lee

*** Thanx a lot to Maya who updated these lyrics ***

Enough

My intuition said it was
My intuition said it was fair
Only you should know there's
Not enough to go around

Here they go again
I can see 'em
As they try they try to take it out on me
Here they go again I can
Watch closer now
I can watch closer now

They can't find enough
To take enough from me
They can't find enough
To take enough from me
Guess I go down

Said it wasn't but I guess it was
Say it wasn't but I guess it is

Here they go again
I can, try, try

My intuition knocked again fair
Only you should know by now there's
Not enough to go around

But I never go that way
The other half of me says I should
Throw it down the drain
Throw it down the drain

They can't find enough
To take enough from me
They can't find enough
To take enough from me

I've seen the hordes of whores
Looking down that drain
Of yours
Here they go as they try


** Thanx a lot to Jill who corrected some of my mistakes **

We All Die

Here you go
Sayin' that she's ill
Here you go
Marriage and kids and
Drug addiction
All the lies aside
I believe I am the
Luckiest person alive
Hell we all die
Sometimes
Hell we all try
Somewhere
Money always sees
Money always draws the lines
Hope you can see
Through the beggars and the pleaders
Do you happen to know
Where I am from
I'm lost in this
So far from home
Far from home
Do you happen to know
Where I am from
I'm lost
Far from mum
All the lies aside
I believe I am the
Luckiest person alive
Hell we all die
Sometimes
Hell we all try
Somewhere
Somewhere
Somewhere
Somewhere
Stand on my knees
So I can see yours
Standing on my hands
So I can find my way home
Standing on my head

Great Expectations

I am like powder, I am like relaxation
I am the snow, I am the snow, I am the snow

I live in a desert
And I let the wind make love to me
I dig in this ocean and i try to fill it with gold
Fill it to the top, fill it to the top, fill it to the top
Do you look for hope in other people's eyes
Well that may be your worst redemption

Do you feed and clothe yourself
Well that may be your best defense

I am from the moon
I am from the moon
I am from the moon

So they say
So they say
So they say

Facing, confronting, branding each other
We were made through one another

Great expectations
Great expectations
Great expectations

So they say
So they say
So they say

I am the snow
I am the snow
I am the snow

Top Expert

In the magnetic field I see
Crucifixes and expectancy I feel
So safe
Foot by foot
I feel like I'm
Being cast off
I feel so
Ashamed
Top expert on the supernatural
Tells me how to
Catch a ghost in a jar
 
Ten years richer with my magnetic shield
I feel
Crucified
Backwards
Not too close
And I still feel so
Safe
Being overly
But feel like I'm passing
I winning
I winning
And I still feel so
Ashamed

Top expert on the supernatural
Tells you how to make it in the shade
Hey you made it in the shade
Hope you don't hate it
In the shade
Like a ghost
In a jar

Ice Water

Like I heard her
Backwards saying
I can take one thousand showers
And never be clean
Of course she lied away
She's ten times heavier
Stronger than even the greatest ever was (?)
His goddamned name
You know what I mean
Who doesn't lie
You know what I mean
If I'm ever in doubt of you (?)
Like you don't know
I am so, angry
I am so, at ease
I feel just like
A secret big disease
I think you need
Ice water
But the only thing that
You really hate
Is all its emptiness
I'll swim
And I will drink myself to death
If I'm ever in doubt of you
Like you don't know

Still in Love

( Hank Williams )

Today I passed you on the street
And my heart fell at your feet
I can't help it if I'm still in love with you

Someone else stood by your side
She looked so satisfied
I can't help it
I'm still in love with you

A picture from the past came slowly stealin'
As I brushed your arm and walked so close to you
Then suddenly I got that old-time feelin'
I can't help it
I am still in love with you

It hurts to know another's lips will kiss you
And hold you just the way I used to do
Oh heaven only knows how much I miss you
I can't help it
I'm still in love with you

Rockets

Where do the dreams of babies go
'Cause you know they're all so good
And they're also gone so fast

Keep all your guns at home
Help keep your momma safe
'Cause you know she's pretty good too

Where is the night so warm and so strange
That no one is afraid of themselves
Pick, pick up, dig, dig out those weeds
Out of your happy-go-lucky fields of such polluted thinking

Where do the rockets find planets
Where do the rockets find planets
Where do the rockets find planets
Where are the dreams of the babies going
'Cause you know they're all going fast
Take, take as much as you can
'Cause you know it's going so fast
You know it's so good.

Where are the many mountains so brave
That they do not explode over everyone
Pick, pick up, dig, dig out those weeds
Out of your happy-go-lucky field
Of such polluted thinking

Where do the rockets find planets
Where do the rockets find planets

Keep your guns at home
Keep your guns at home
Help keep your momma safe
You know she's all good too
She's pretty good

Where are the dreams of babies going
'Cause you know they're all good

Faces

Looking out across the next few days
I can see, nothing
Looking out across the next few years
I see, they're gonna go by fast

Looking out across the next few days
I can see smoke's gonna clear slowly
Looking out across the next few days
I can see, they're gonna go by fast

They're gonna go by
Blindfold me
So I won't hear a thing
To bat me back
So I won't notice I'm breathing
I'm not made of successful things
I'm not made of successful things
I'm not made of success
I've got what it takes
I've got what it takes
To rest
To rest
To rest
But I'm still around
Looking across the faces I've know
I can see
Nothing
Looking out across my family members
I know they miss me
I know they must miss me
Never had a lot of fun
Better things to do around the house
Never had a lot of fun
Better things to do without
Blindfold me
So I won't hear a thing
To bat me back
So I won't notice I'm breathing
I'm not made of successful things

Wealthy Man

Oh I see, sunny days
Oh I go that far
And when the night is over
Will you tell me that you've always been thinking of me

Indirectly you say to me the hand of a night is not a hand for me
That's the most sad I've ever heard from another man
A wealthy man
That's the most sad I've ever heard from another man
A wealthy man

Oh I still see sunny days
Oh I go that far
Oh and when the night is dragging on
Maybe I will dream that you will tell me
You 've always been thinking of me

Indirectly you say to me
The hand is not a hand for me
Indirectly you say again the hand of
The night is not
A hand for me

That's the most thad i've ever heard
From another man
A wealthy man
That's the most thad i've ever heard
From another man
A wealthy man

Not What You Want

I am not what you want
There's no telling how long
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long I'll be here
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long
I've checked
I've checked to find
I've checked
I've checked to find
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long
We'll be in that room
Be in that room
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I've checked
I've checked to find
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long I'll be here
I am not what you want
There's no eyes in your head
I'll check
I'll check tonight
I am not what you want
There's no telling how long I'll be here
I am not what you want
There's no eyes in your head
In your head
At least I cannot see them
In your head
I'm not what you want
I'll get
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Tonight
I'm not what you want
There's no telling how long I'll be here
Be here
At least I cannot see them

 

What Would the Community Think

*** Thanx a lot to Maya who updated these lyrics ***

In This Hole

In this hole that we fixed
We get further and further and further
From what we must do

I saw you asleep beside a hole
Your skull inside a hole
Your eyes blackened by the sound
And the thought of God

Where should I hang my head
Where would you like for me
To hang my head

One absence of truth
The one horrible thing I saw
What you truly wanted to become
And who you thought I was
The fall, the fall
Afraid, the blood
Runs deeper than the grave
It goes all the way down those tracks
Everybody bow your head
For the greatest inspiration
A complete contradiction
Of ways

In this hole that we have fixed
We get further and further
From what we must do
I know this, I know this
You know this, you know this

In this hole that we have fixed
We get further and further and further
From what we must do

I saw you outside that wall
Your skull outside that wall
Your eyes christened by the sound
And the light of God


Good Clean Fun

After this there will be no one
After this there will be no one
After this there will be no one
After this there will be heads on different bodies
After this there will be no more
Beautifull dresses
After this there will be fast cast

After this there will be no one
After this there will be no one
After this there will be no one
After this there will be no more good clean fun

I forgive you for the rest
Even the whole time I was tested
Nobody does better, baby you're the best

After this there will be no one
After this there will be so many good ones

After this there will be less interest
After this there will be no one
No one, no one.

Hey I'm really down on my luck
Hey can I have something from you
It seems I have nothing to give
It seems you have nothing to give

After this there will be no one
After this there will be no one
After this there will be no one
After this there will be no more good clean fun

I forgive you for the rest
Even the whole time I was tested
Nobody does it better, baby you're the best


What Would the Community Think

My God what would the community think
You are so beautiful, you are so beautiful

All the things that people do in winter
They all melt down in summer
Things I never should say
On a very hot day

Been crying in my eyes

Vacation, vacation, vacation, vacation...

My God what would the community think
You are so beautiful, you are so beautiful

Nude As the News

I still have a flame gun
For the cute cute cute ones

And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On a tight ship

I still have a flame gun
For the cute ones
To burn out all your tricks
And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On a very tight ship

And I know
That in the cold light
There's a very big man
There's a very big man
Leading us into
Temptation

Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me
Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me

And he's related to you
He's related to you
He is waiting to meet you

He's related to you
He's related to you
He is dying to meet you

Backhand, role reversal
Where is someone
Backhand, reversable roles
I know there's someone

I still have a flame gun
For the cute ones
To burn out all your tricks
And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On such a tight ship

And I know that in the cold light
Is a very big man
Leading us into
Temptation

Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me
Jackson, Jesse, I've got the son in me

And he's related to you
He's related to you
He is waiting to meet you

He's related to you
He's related to you
He is dying to meet you

He's related to you, he's related to you
He's related to you, he's nude as the news

Nude as the news, nude as the news, nude as the news
All over, all over, all over, all over, all over, all over, all over you

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

They Tell Me

They tell me what they do,
I don't know what they're talking about,
They tell me what they do,
I don't understand what they're talking about,
They're talking about it.

I did not start this conversation,
I don't intend to keep talking about it,
They tell me about it.

Maybe if i pray to the lord above,
I'll get some sleep,
But the lord don't give a shit about me.

They tell me what they do,
How can I help it, how can I help it,
I sure can't shut them up.

Taking People

Who, who never showed you,
About the easy way,
Whose robes did they trade you,
For such an easy life

Who, who never showed you,
About the easy way,
Who, who never told you,
About the perfect life,
Guess it's some kind of,
Some guarantee,
You'll never see.

If I was a photographer,
Picture taking,
Beautiful people,
I guess I'd make a mistake,
'Cause I'd probably take a,
Picture of you.

Who, who never showed you,
About the easy way.

And whose robes did they trade you,
For such a perfect life,
That's such a guarantee.

It leaves some certain sickness,
You'll never know,
Inside of me

That's all I have.

The Fate of the Human Carbine

( Peter Jeffries )

Thinks of money all the time
Doing it to annoy her
She's on his conscience day and night
So he acts like her employer

They all come and peep through a hole in the wall
Keep the bastards guessing

He likes to take the long way home
It's another fine decision
From six to seven he'll be all alone
So he turns on televison
Doesn't even notice as the hours roll by
Gets lost inside the screen
Watches the film about the evening sky
It was someone else's dream

Oh come and peep through a hole
Keep the bastards guessing
All come and peep through a hole in the wall
Just to watch his heart undressing
They all come and peep through a hole in the wall
Because you look so impressive

King Rides By

If time had a place,
And space for your past.

Like a little novel,
I wanted to read again and again,
Would I be in your novel,
Would I begin and end in it?

If I had a place,
And space for your little boy eyes,
Could you really believe,
I certainly dare you,
I do not want to scare you,
Anymore.

Oh what a fuss when the king rides by,
Oh what a fuss when the king rides,
Straight through my heart,
Straight through my life.

I need your love more than you'd ever know.

If I kissed and touched your hand,
A million things I will never understand,
Oh what a fuss when the king trades in,
Oh what a fuss when the king trades.

Oh love, my love, for someone else's hand,
Needing love more than you'll ever know.

You don't miss your water,
You don't miss your water,
'Till your well is gone.

Bathysphere

( Smog )

When I was seven I told my mother,
To take me to the bay and put me on a ship.

Silver swordfish electric,
I can feel a dream down here.

If the water should cut my mind,
If the water should cut my life,
If the water should cut my mind,
Set me free,
I don't care,
I want to live in a bathysphere.

When I was seven my father said to me,
"But you can't swim."
And I've never dreamed of the sea again.

If the water should cut my life,
If the water should cut my line,
If the water should cut my mind,
Set me free,
I don't care,
I want to live in a bathysphere.

Water & Air

I was dragged out by the shore man,
A very poor man,
A very nice man,
A family man.

My lover drifted down the river,
Below the dark water,
The devil all around.

Yesterday on the street,
Someone called out your name,
Someone thought that you were me,
Last night there was a party,
I could not go,
I walked around it,
I thought about it,
All night long,
Today there is a newspaper,
About you and me,
And the day we were married,
The same day.

The same day they fell in love,
The same day they died in love.

I did not want you to die alone,
Rusty river run down,
Run, run as fast as you can, oh run,
Rusty river run ragged,
And drag my lover's self back to me,
I'll meet him there,
Water and air.

Oh to be at the bottom of a river,
Below the dark water,
The devil all around,
The devil all around.

Enough

Intuition said it was fair
Only you should know there's
Not enough to go around

Here they come again
I can watch
As they try they try to take it out
Here they come again I can
Watch closer now
I can watch closer now

They can't find enough
To take enough from me
They can't find enough
To take enough from me

I've seen the hordes of whores
I've seen the hordes of whores
Looking down that drain of yours

Cartoon blue jay
Cartoon black bay too

Cartoon blue jay
Cartoon black bay too

Intuition knocked again fair
Only you should know by now there's
Not enough to go around

But I never go that way
Other half of me says I should
Other half of me says I should
Other half of me says I should


** Thanx a lot to Jill who corrected some of my mistakes **

The Coat is Always on

Mother don't sit
Mother don't stand
Mother don't send me

Smoking grass, going to the movie
The ambulance is after you too
Promise we're gonna go to New York City
Sorry about the fight in front of you
Angry women said 'motherfucker' on tv
Sister come and lay your head on me,
I can see you haven't had any sleep in a long time.
 

That baby's gonna be so easy on me
Never see his smile
Never see his face

Smoking grass go into the movie
The ambulance is after you too
Promise we're gonna go to New York City
Sorry about the fight in front of you
Anchor woman said 'motherfucker' on tv

Father said he was gonna give me something
He gave me hate

Mother don't sit
Mother don't stand
Mother don't send me
 
The coat is always on
Because it's always cold
He would always laugh and she wants to hear it
A lot of times we would just starve
They recognize the color of the smear
Maybe I'll listen and you can read my mind
I'm sorry please don't be mad
Brother can't even speak
He's got a tongue and two legs to walk on and he can leave
Brother is old and grey
Brother is old and grey
Brother is old and grey
And he's only
He's only seventeen

We recognize the color of the smear
Maybe we will all listen when we are all under
Maybe we will all listen when we are all under


Father said he was gonna give me something
He gave me hate

Mother don't sit
Mother don't stand
Mother please don't send me

Anchor woman said motherfucker on tv
Maybe I'll listen and you can read my mind
I'm sorry please don't be mad

Two


What happened to home
What happened to home sweet
What happened to home sweet
Home

 

Moon Pix

American Flag

My friend
Sits at the drum
His magic hand
Feels nothing but
Time
Nothing but time

My old friend
Sits at the drum
His magic mind
Doesn't feel anything
American Flag is behind
If I could stand
To be less difficult

My new friend
Plays drums all the time
Her magic heart
Feels everything
She plays the difficult parts and I play
Difficult

She goes shoop shoop eh doop shoop eh doop
Shoop eh doop eh doop eh doop
We go shoop shoop eh doop shoop eh doop shoop eh
Doop eh doop

If I could stand
To be less difficult

He Turns Down

Have you ever seen the face
You know the one I'm talking about
Have you ever been to that place
You know I'm not supposed to say

Have you ever seen the face
You know the one I'm talking about
Have you ever been to that place
You know the one I'm not supposed to say

Holding on for something
Have you ever held on?
Holding on for someone
Feels like holding on too long
Have you ever held on?

It's not me I am pretending
I'm not saved he turned me down
He turns down

It is so nice to meet you
Who's going to look out for you
It's not me, I am pretending
I'm not saved he turned me down
He turns down

Have you ever seen the face
You know the one I'm talking about
Have you ever been to that place
You know the one I'm not supposed to say

Holding on for something
Have you ever held on
Holding on for someone
Feels like holding on too long
Have you ever held on

It's not me I am pretending
I'm not saved he turned me down
He turns down

No Sense

Do you remember
Do you remember
That night in context
Making up shit
Like we were animals

We made no sense
No sense
We had no sex

Can you see, can you see, can you see
Can you see, can you see, can you see
The moon is so hollow
What's the use
When I can see right through you
What's the use

All the hearts that touch your cheek
How they jump they move they embarrass
All the hearts that touch your cheek
How they jump they move they embarrass
They make no sense, no sense, no sense
No sense, we had no sex

Say

Learn to say the same thing
Let us hold fast to sayin' the same thing
I hope all is well with you
I wish the best for you
When no one is around love will always love you

Learn to say the same thing
What defeats people is a double confession
One time they will confess one thing
And the next they will confess something else
Talk to them they will say

Learn to say the same thing
Let us hold fast to saying the same thing
Never give up no never give up
If you're looking for something easy
You might as well give it up
Never give up no never give up
If you're looking for something easy
You might as well give it up

One time they will confess one thing
And the next they will confess the next
Talk to them they will say

Learn to say the same thing
Let us hold fast to saying the same thing

Metal Heart

Losing the star without a sky
Losing the reasons why
You're losing the calling that you've been faking
And I'm not kidding

It's damned if you don't and it's damned if you do
Be true 'cause they'll lock you up in a sad sad zoo
Oh hidy hidy hidy what cha tryin to prove
By hidy hidy hiding you're not worth a thing

Sew your fortunes on a string
And hold them up to light
Blue smoke will take
A very violent flight
And you will be changed
And everything
And you will be in a very sad sad zoo.

I once was lost but now I'm found was blind
But now I see you
How selfish of you to believe in the meaning of all the bad dreaming

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing


Back of Your Head

Big monster
Big monster lover
A bigger pusher over
Stands alone in most walks of life
Walks alone in most walks in life

See you looking through me
Like you've unzipped the zipper
You hold the big picture so well
Can't you see that we're going to hell?

Couldn't park that fucking car
Couldn't part from you
Saw the back of your sweet mother's head
Now I know that she thinks I am dead

Burnt flavor you hold the big picture so well
Can't you see that we're going to hell

Big monster lover
A bigger pusher over
Stands alone in most walks of life
Walks alone in most walks in life

Moonshiner

( Traditional )

I've been a moonshiner
For seventeen long years
I spent all my money on whisky and beer

I go to some hollow
And set up my holy holy still
If drinking do not kill me
Then I don't know what will

I go to some bar room
And drink with my friends
If women and men would come to follow
To see what I might spend
God bless them handsome men
I wish they was mine

They're breath is as sweet as
The dew on the holy holy vine

You're already in hell, you're already in hell
I wish we could go to hell

When the bottle gets empty
Then life ain't worth a damn

You May Know Him

Oh Lord heaven is the name that you sent me
Oh Lord heaven is the name that you gave him
And then he came to life and he lived
All others strange because who could of thought
That you meant so much to me

Oh Lord heaven is the name that you gave him
Surprised by the rise in sin you came through over and over again
Lord heaven is the place that you sent him

And you may know him
And you may know him only you
Lord i've never doubted for an instant
If we did what you say
And we do it everyday
If we did what you say
And we do it everyday

Lord if heaven is the place he believed in it's all you can do
Oh Lord heaven is the name that you sent me
Oh Lord surprised by the rise in sin you came through
You came through

Colors & the Kids

It must be the colors
And the kids
That keep me alive
'Cause the music is boring me to death

It must just be the colors
And the kids that keep me alive
'Cause I wanna go right away
To a January night
I built a shack with an old friend
He was someone I could learn from
Someone I could become

Will you meet me down
On a sandy beach?
We can roll up our jeans
So the tide won't get us below the knees

Yellow hair
You are a funny bear
Yellow hair
You are such a funny bear
Slender fingers
Would hold me slender limbs would hold me
And you could say my name
Like you knew my name

I could stay here
Become someone different
I could stay here
Become someone better

It's so hard to go in the city
'Cause you wanna say hello to everybody
It's so hard to go into the city
'Cause you wanna say hey I love you to everybody
When we were teenagers we wanted to be the sky
Now all we wanna do is go to red places
And try to stay outta hell

It must be the colors
And the kids
That keep me alive
'Cause the music is boring me to death

It must just be the colors
And it must just be the kids
That keep me alive on this January night.

Yellow hair
You are a funny bear
Yellow hair
You are such a funny bear


Cross Bones Style

Oh how time flies
With crystal clear eyes
And cold as coal
When you're ending with diamond eyes

Oh come child
In a crossbones style
Oh come child
Come and rescue me
'Cause you have seen some
Unbelievable things

Hater I have your diamonds and still
'Cause you have seen some unbelievable things
Hater I have your diamonds

Oh come child
In a crossbones style
Oh come child
Come rescue me
'Cause you have seen some
Unbelievable things

Hater I have your diamonds and still
So still

Oh how time flies
With crystal clear eyes
And cold as coal
When you're ending with diamond eyes

Oh come child
In a crossbones style
Oh come child
Come and rescue me
'Cause you have seen some
Unbelievable things

Peking Saint

In peking
There is a son who
Is much greater
Than you want to be

Carnival arms have
A medical wonder
Who would've guessed that
It was not a real body part

In peking
There is a mother
Who is laden
With who she has to be

Carnival arms have
A medical wonder
Who would've guessed that
It was not a real body part

In peking there is someone who
Is who they should exactly be

 

The Covers Record

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

( The Rolling Stones, "Out of Our Heads" LP )

When I'm drivin' in my car
And the man come on the radio
He's tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Tryin' mess my imagination

When I'm watchin' my TV
And a man comes on to tell me
How white my shirts can be
But, he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarettes as me

When I'm ridin' around the globe
And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that
And I'm tryin' to make some boy
Baby, baby, baby, come back
'Cause you see I'm on a losing streak

When I'm ridin' a round the globe
And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that
And I'm tryin'
And I'm tryin'

Kingsport Town

( Bob Dylan, "The Bootleg Series" Box Set )

The winter wind
Is blowing so strong
My hands have got
No gloves

Wish to my sole
That I could have
The boy I'm dreaming of

Don't you remember me, babe
I remember you quite well
Caused me to leave
All of New York town
With a high sheriff on my tail

A high sheriff on my tail, boys,
High sheriff on my trail.

All because I've fallen for
A curly headed dark-eyed boy

Who's gonna stroke
Your coal black hair
And your sandy colored skin?
Who's gonna walk you side by side
And tell you everything is alright?

Who's gonna look
You straight in the eye
And hold your bad luck hand?

Who's gonna walk you?
Who's gonna talk to you
And who's gonna be your woman?

The winter wind
Is blowing so strong
My hands have got
No gloves

Don't you remember me, babe?
I remember you quite well

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

Troubled Waters

( Michael Hurley, "Armchair Boogie" LP )

I must be
One of the devil's daughters
They look at me with scorn
I'll never hear their horn
Sometimes
It's like being in chains
Sometimes I hang my head
In shame
When people see me
They scandalize my name
I'm going down
To the devil's water
I'm gonna drown
In that troubled water
It's coming 'round my soul
It's way beyond control
I must be one
I must be one
I must be
One of the devil's daughters
They look at me with scorn
I'll never hear their horn
Sometimes it's like
Being in chains
Sometimes I hang my head
In shame
When people see me
They scandalize my name
I'm going down
To the devil's water
I'm gonna drown
In that troubled water
It's coming 'round my soul
It's way beyond control
I must be one
I must be one
I must be

*** Thanx a lot to Amy who corrected a mistake ***

Naked if I Want To

( Moby Grape, "Moby Grape" LP )

Would you let me walk down your street
Naked if I want to?
Can I fire fireworks on the fourth of every single July?
Can I buy an amplifier, oh, on time?
My sweet time

Well I ain't got no money
I will pay this time
And I ain't got no money
But I will pay you before I die

And would you let me walk down your street
Naked if I want to?
Can I fire fireworks on the fourth of every single July?
Can I buy an aeroplane while i'm high in all the sky?
And I got no mercy
I will pay this time
And I got no mercy
I will pay you before I die

Sweedeedee

( Michael Hurley, "Armchair Boogie" LP )

You wash them clothes
Swee dee dee
And hang 'em on the line
I can see by the way
You wash them clothes
Your cookin' must be fine
I'm with you in the morning
'Til the break of day
And I know everybody
Has a little hard luck
Sometimes
And I know lately
I've been havin' mine
We used to live
In a fleabag apartment
You know the kind
And he come home and he'd say to me
"We gotta leave, leave, leave the city"
You wash them clothes
Swee dee dee
And hang 'em on the line
I can see by the way you wash them clothes
Your cookin' must be fine
I'm with you in the morning
Untill the break of day
I know everybody
Has a little hard luck
Sometimes
I know lately
I've been havin' mine.

In This Hole

( Cat Power, "What Would the Community Think?" LP )

In this hole we have fixed
We get further and further and further
Further from the world
We must do
We must do

I saw you asleep beside a wall
Your skull inside the wall
Your mind blackened by
All the thought of God

One absence of truth
One horrible thing you saw
What you truly wanted to become
And who you thought I was
Who you thought I was

In this hole we have fixed
We get further and further
Further from the world
We must do
We must do

I saw you outside that wall
The skull outside that wall
Your mind finally free
And all the thoughts you thought
And all the thought of God

I Found a Reason

( Velvet Underground, "Loaded" LP )

Oh I do believe
In all the things you say
What comes is better than what came before

And you'd better come come, come come to me
Better come come, come come to me
Better run, run run, run run to me
Better come

Oh I do believe
In all the things you say
What comes is better that what came before

And you'd better run run, run run to me
Better run, run run, run run to me
Better come, come come, come come to me
You'd better run

Wild Is the Wind

( Nina Simone, "Wild is the Wind" LP )

Love me, love me
Say you do

Let me fly away
With you

We're creatures of the wind
Wild is the wind

Give me more than one caress
To satisfy this hungryness
We're creatures of the wind
Wild is the wind

You touch me
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins

Like a leaf clings to a tree
Baby please cling to me
We're creatures of the wind
Wild is the wind

You touch me
I hear the sound of mandolins
And you kiss me
With your kiss my life begins

Love me, love me
Say you do

Let me fly away
With you

Red Apples

( Smog, "Red Apple Falls" LP )

I went down to the river
To meet the widow
She gave me an apple
And it was red

I slept in her black arms
For a century
She wanted nothing in return
I gave her nothing in return

The ghost of her husband
Beautiful as a horse
Pulled up an apple cart
Full of millions of red apples for us
Full of millions of red apples for us

I went down to the river
To meet the widow
She gave me an apple
And it was red

I slept in her black arms
For a century
She wanted nothing in return
I gave her nothing in return

I went down to the river
To meet the widow

Paths of Victory

( Bob Dylan, outtake from "The Times They Are A-Changin'" Sessions )

The trail is dark and dusty
The road is kinda rough
But the clearer road up yonder
With the cinders on the side.

Trails of troubles
And your roads of battle,
They lead paths of victory
We shall walk

I walked down to the valley
Turned my head up high.
Seen that silver linin'
That was hangin' in the sky

Trails of troubles
And your roads of battle,
They lead paths of victory
We shall walk

The mountain was a movin'
The hummin' of its wheels,
Told me of the new day
it was coming across the fields

Trails of troubles
And your roads of battle,
They lead paths of victory
We shall walk

The gravel road is bumpy,
It's a hard old road to ride,
But the good road is a-waitin'
And the boys it ain't far off.

Trails of troubles
And your roads of battle,
They lead paths of victory
We shall walk

Salty Dog

( Traditional / Also on Papa Charlie Jackson "Complete Chronological Recordings, Vol. 1 (1924-1926)" )

Salty dog, salty dog
I don't wanna be your Annie doll
Honey let me be your salty dog
Candyman

Two old maids
Sittin' in the sand
One were a she
The other were a man
Salty dog
Candyman

Worst day I ever had in my life
My best friend caught him kissin his wife
Salty dog
Candyman

Salty dog, salty dog
I don't wanna be your Annie doll
Honey let me be your salty dog
Candyman

Sea of Love

( Phil Phillips & the Twilights )

Come with me
My love
To the sea
The sea of love

I wanna tell you
How much
I love you

Do you remember
When we met?
That's the day
I knew you were my pet

I wanna tell you
How much
I love you

Come with me
My love
To the sea
The sea of love

I wanna tell you
How much
I love you

*** Thanx to Ricardo for this one ***

You are Free

I Don't Blame You

Last time I saw you, you were on stage
Your hair was wild, your eyes were bright
And you were in a rage

You were swinging your guitar around
Cause they wanted to hear that sound
But you didn’t want to play
And I don’t blame you

I don't blame you

Been around the world, in many situations
Been inside many heads in different positions
But you never wanted them that way
What a cruel price you thought
That you had to pay them back
For all that shit on stage

But it never made sense to them anyway,
Could you imagine when they turned their backs
They were only scratching their heads
'Cause you simply deserve the best
And I don’t blame you

They said you were the best
But then they were only kids
Then you would recall the deadly houses you grew up in
Just because they knew your name
Doesn’t mean they know from where you came
What a sad trick you thought that you had to play
But I don’t blame you

They never owned it
And you never owed it to them anyway

I don’t blame you

*** Thanx a lot to Shany & Sgallagher for this one ***

Free

Everybody come together
Free
Everybody get together
Free
It’s okay if you can stand to let her dance
It’s okay it’s your right, come on and take a chance
A true romance, when you dance
Free
Don’t be in love with the autograph
Just be in love when you scream that song all night long
Free

Everybody come together
Free
Everybody get together
Free

You can feel it from the palm
That you’re holding on your arm
Cool hands from the get-go
Can your feast on the real one
Don’t be in love with the autograph
Just be in love when you love that song all night long
Free

It’s okay if you can stand to let him dance
It’s okay, it’s your right, come on and take a chance
A true romance, when you dance
Free
Everybody come together
Free

Don’t fall in love with the autograph
Just fall in love when you sing your song on the…
Take a chance
A true romance, when you dance

Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free

*** Thanx a lot to Shany & Sgallagher for this one ***

Good Woman

I want to be a good woman
And I want, for you to be a good man
This is why I will be leaving
And this is why, I can’t see you no more
I will miss your heart so tender
And I will love
This love forever

I don’t want be a bad woman
And I can’t stand to see you be a bad man
I will miss your heart so tender
And I will love
This love forever
And this is why I am leaving
And this is why I can’t see you no more
This is why I am lying when I say
That I don’t love you no more

'Cause I want (to) be a good woman
And I want for you to be a good man

Speak for Me

Pick us up we’re all by ourselves
The great big howling is about to begin
A thousand miles after from where it all begins

Old world, the whole world is

Going on and on (forfeit the shape to fit)
The backhand to a touch is moving on again (forfeit the shape to fit)
Going on and on (forfeit the shape to fit) 

What’s next?
I’m out of time
Losing my touch I can't feel
Speak for me, do you see the same signs
Do you know how to read between the lines
All in all, it's all or none
All for one, what you want

Pick us out of a line up
Stranded and strange just as innocent as kids
The found are leaving and they're trying to forget.
The old world, the whole world is

Going on and on (forfeit the shape to fit)
A backhand to the touch is moving on again (forfeit the shape to fit)
Going on and on (forfeit the shape to fit)

What’s next, I’m out of time
Losing my touch I can't feel
Speak for me; do you see the same signs
Do you know how to read between the lines
All in all, it's all or none, all for one.
What you want

Going on and on

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

The Werewolf Song

( Michael Hurley Cover )

Oh the werewolf, oh the werewolf
Comes stepping along
He don’t even break the branches where he’s gone
Once I saw him in the moonlight, when the bats were a flying
I saw the werewolf, and the werewolf was crying

Cryin’ nobody knows, nobody knows, body knows
How I loved the man, as I teared off his clothes
Cryin’ nobody know, nobody knows my pain
When I see that it’s risen; that full moon again

For the werewolf, for the werewolf, have sympathy
For the werewolf, somebody like you and me
And only he goes to me, man this little flute I play
All through the night, until the light of day, and we are doomed to play

For the werewolf, for the werewolf, has sympathy
For the werewolf, somebody like you and me

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

Fool

Apartment in New York, London and Paris
Where will we rest, we’re all living on top of it
It’s all that we have the USA is our daily bread
And no one is willing to share it

Why can’t we see our fortunancy
Living as legends have lived
Bane and dismannered
We coax all the time
Knowing that nothing is left when we die

Come along Fool
A direct hit of the senses you are disconnected
It’s not that it’s bad…it’s not that it’s death
It’s just on the tip of your tongue, and you're so silent

Wanting to live and laugh all the time
Sitting alone with you tea and your crime
Children with kids, and people with parents
Anywhich way there’s no past and no presence
When the day comes and all of them bums
Will reveal enchanting persons
Come along...

When it's a rut and baby's no luck
Half of it's misunderstanding love
The war we have won we're winning again
Within ourselves and within our friends
Come along...

*** Thanx a lot to Sgallagher & Trip tuttle for this one ***

He War

I never meant to be the needle that broke your back
You were here, you were here, you were here
Don't look back

I never meant to be the needle that broke your back
You were here, you were here, you were here
Don't look back

He war he war
He will kill for you
He war he war
He will kill for you
From who you can
You know you can

Hey hey heeeyyy
Hey hey heeeyyy
Hey hey heeeyyy
Hey hey heeeyyy

I’m not that hot new chick
And if you won’t let me run with it
We’re on to your same old trick
Get up and run away with it

I’m not that hot new chick
And if you won’t let me run with it
We’re on to your same old trick
Get up and run away with it

Hey hey hey
He war he war
He will kill for you
Hey hey hey
He war he war
He will kill for you
Hey hey hey
From who you can
Hey hey hey
You know you can

Hey hey hey
He war he war
He will kill for you
Hey hey hey
He war he war
He will kill for you
Hey hey hey
From who you can
Hey hey hey
You know you can

*** Thanx a lot to Shany & Sgallagher for this one ***

Shaking Paper

Hold the gun
Way deep down
Look out young son
Look out young son

A good things is coming
'Cause the good thing's coming

Bigshot guns with no guns
Bigshot army with no army at all

I don't know what is worse
And I can't tell what is the best
People emphasize the way of the world
Demons despise the sound of shaking paper
Guess what I found out
You do too

*** Thanx a lot to Shany & Gray & Carrie for this one ***

Baby Doll

Baby
Black, black, black is all you see
Don't you want to be free
Baby
Red, red fire is what you breathe
Don't you want to be clean
Honey, the shape you're in
Is worth every dime you spent
Baby Doll
Turn out the lights
Set yourself on fire
Say goodnight
Did you have a real cool time
Baby
Black, black, black is all you see
Don't you want to be free

*** Thanx a lot to Jason & Gray for this one ***

Maybe Not

There’s a dream that I see, I pray it can be
Look cross the land, shake this land
A wish or a command
A Dream that I see, don’t kill it, it’s free
You’re just a man, you get what you can

We all do what we can
So we can do just one more thing
We can all be free
Maybe not in words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind

Listen to me, don’t walk that street
There’s always an end to it
Come and be free, you know who I am
We’re just living people

We won’t have a thing
So we’ve got nothing to lose
We can all be free
Maybe not with words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind

You’ve got to choose a wish or command
At the turn of the tide, is withering thee
Remember one thing, the dream you can see
Pray to be, shake this land

We all do what we can
So we can do just one more thing
We won’t have a thing
So we’ve got nothing to lose
We can all be free
Maybe not with words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind

But with your mind

*** Thanx a lot to Shany & Sgallagher for this one ***

Names

His name was Perry
He had a learning difficulty
His father was a very mean man
His father burned his skin
His father sent him to his death
He was ten years old
He was ten years old
He was ten years old

Her name was Naomi
Beautiful round face, so ashamed
Told me how to please a man
After school in the back of the bus
She was doing it every day
She was eleven years old
She was eleven years old
She was eleven years old

Her name was Sheryl
Black hair, like an electric space
She would pretty paint my face
She was a very good friend
Her father would come to her in the night
She was twelve years old
She was twelve years old
She was twelve years old

His name was Donovan
He was a very good friend
The cards were stacked against him
He was selling cocaine
The last time I saw him
He was thirteen years old
He was thirteen years old
He was thirteen years old

His name was Charles
He said he was in love with me
We were both fourteen
Then I had to move away
Then he begin to smoke crack
Then he had to sell ass
I don't know where he is
I don't know where they are

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

Half of You

When you give half of you
I want all of you
When you give half of you
I want all of you

When you go by window
You see shadows
When you’re shopping for me
‘Cause when you give half of you
I want all of you

Sadness is a gentle mind
But a good women has her hands to use
Empty package of chips will tell you
What can be sold market and what can belongs to you
When you give…when you give half of you
I want all of you

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

Keep on Runnin' (Crawlin' Black Spider)

( John Lee Hooker )

When will you do what you say you’ll do
How could you really do it
Will you keep on running
Baby settle down
Will you keep on running
You’ll lose your heart
Will you keep on running
Baby settle down
Will you keep on running
Run on, run on
You’ll rule your day

Crawlin' black spider baby
Crawlin' black spider

Begin to crawl on baby with the cracks were very high
Just keep on crawlin' till the day I die

Crawlin' black spider

When will you do what you say you’ll do
How could you really do it
Will you keep on running
Baby settle down
Will you keep on running
You’ll lose your heart
Will you keep on running
Baby settle down
Will you keep on running
Run on, run on and you’ll rule your day

Crawlin’ black spider

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

Evolution

( Featuring Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam )

Better call the ships
They've been caught sailing
Better call the captain
He’s been caught stealing
Better call the porter man
He’s been caught leaving
Better call all the guys on the deck
They’ve been caught with no feeling
Better call the fisherman
'Cause they’re coming on land
Better call the head nurse
Wrap us up, to throw us in the dark
Better call with some resistance
Better way to feel no shame
Better call with some persistence
That way you feel nothing at all
Better call on evolution
Better way to make a revolution
Better make your mind up quick
Better make your mind up quick

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

 

The Greatest

*** Thanx a lot to Jon fot these lyrics ***

The Greatest

Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind of waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
Stars of night turned deep to dust

Melt me down
Into big black armour
Leave no trace of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
To culprit south
Make 'em wash a space in town
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I've been sleepin'
Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the later parade

Once I wanted to be the greatest
Two fists of solid rock
With brains that could explain
Any feeling

Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I've been sleepin'
For the later parade

Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind of waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
Stars of night turned deep to dust

Living Proof

It's not your face
Or the color of your hair
Or the sound of your voice my dear
That's got me dragged in here
It's the ice in the seam, the scheme of you
You're supposed to have the answer
You're supposed to have living proof

Yes I was jealous
Because you are sworn
How could you come undone to a word so strong
My beating heart the anchor to a ship so warm
You're supposed to have the answer
You're supposed to have living proof
Well I am your answer I am living

Will you terrorize this
With your perfect lips
I watch you eat and feed this mess
To the running wind
But I know you from before and after until then
Do you have your answer
Do you have living proof
Well I am your answer I am living

You're supposed to have an answer
You're supposed to have living proof
Well do you have your answer
Do you have your answer
Well I am your answer I am living

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

Lived in Bars

We've lived in bars
And danced on the tables
Hotels trains and ships that sail
We swim with sharks
And fly with aeroplanes in the air

Send in the trumpets
The marching wheelchairs
Open the blankets and give them some air
Swords and arches bones and cement
The light and the dark of the innocent of men

We know your house so very well
And we will wake you once we've walked up
All your stairs

There's nothing like living in a bottle
And nothing like ending it all for the world
We're so glad you will come back
Every living lion will lay in your lap
The kid has a homecoming the champion the horse
Who's going to play drums, guitar or organ with chorus
As far as we've walked from both ends of sand
Never have we caught a glimpse of this man

We know your house so very well
And we will bust down your door if you're not there

We've lived in bars
And danced on tables
Hotels trains and ships that sail
We swim with sharks
And fly with aeroplanes out of here
Out of here, out of here
Out of here, out of here

Could We

Could we
Take a walk
Could we
Have a talk alone
In the afternoon

Could we
Have a seat
Why yes be my guest
You can hold my hand

What a dream
In the grass
We kissed
Fell in love too fast too soon
Love full bloom

Should we get up
Let's wake up
Let's get dressed
I'll let you walk me up the street
Back home

Thank you
It was great
Let's make another date
Real soon
In the afternoon

Empty Shell

All that is left is an empty shell
Of my heart that is crushed
I don't never wanna see
What my mind has seen
When you loved me
Every night every night alone with you
Every night alone now

When she sits on your lap
Try to pretend to laugh
When she does stupid things
Just like I used to do
Do not hate her
Don't you even try
For to leave her is to love her
The same as you and I
I love you
And I miss you too
I really do love you
And I really do miss you too

But I don't know you
And I don't need you
And I don't want you anymore anymore

Every night every night alone with you
Every night alone now

Willie

Have you seen him
Have you seen him
Have you seen him

Have you seen him
Have you seen him
Have you seen him

Willie Deadwilder and Rebecca
They knew that they loved one another
Gonna have a real good time
No more sad, sad bad times
It's all they've been waiting for
Someone to knock at that door

Willie was shot once in his mind
And his cry out saved his own life
The second time was through his heart
The doctors pulled the bullet from inside
He had a job to do he said
That's his way of life

Please don't bring him down
Please don't let him go
He's on the same side as you
He's just a little behind

I tell you there are some people living alone
I tell you there are some people with nowhere to go
There are some people who don't believe in love
But Willie and Rebecca prove 'em all wrong

A man named John wrote a song for me to sing
And the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen
He is a very good man
And he has been an even very good man to me
I hope one day his song I will sing
Another love I still love

Familiar face to me
A standing arch above my heart
I've never been to reach
He's laid my head on the bed
And told me sweetly I am not
Crazy like all the others said
No he's not crazy like me

Please don't bring me down
Please don't let me go
My heart is a worried thing
Memories have now planted seeds of a field I now
Want to reap and sow
I'm on the same side as you
I'm just a little behind

(have you seen him)

Where Is My Love

Where is my love
Where is my love
Horses galloping
Bring him to me

Where is my love
Where is my love
Horses running free
Carrying you and me

Where is my love
Where is my love
Safe and warm
So close to me
In my arms
Finally

There is my love
There is my love
Horses galloping
Bring him in to me

Where is my love
Where is my love

The Moon

The moon is not only beautiful
It is so far away
The moon is not only ice cold
It is here to stay

When I lay me down
Will you still be around
When they put me six feet underground
Will the big bad beautiful you be around

Everyone says they know you
Better than you know who
Everyone says they own you
More than you do

When I lay me down
Will you still be around
When they put you six feet underground
Will the big bad beautiful moon be around

'Cause the moon is not only beautiful
It is so far away
The moon is not only ice cold
It is here to stay

Everyone says they know you
Better than you know who
Everyone says they own you
More than you do

Islands

I want to rule the islands
And I want to rule the sea
But if you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally

I don't want no heavy diamonds
And pearls crush my teeth
I just want my sailor
To sail back to me

The captain has a treasure
Says I hold the key
But the old mangroves
And sweet winds blow
Songs of you and me

I want to rule the islands
And I want to rule the sea
But if you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally

After It All

After it all
When it's said and done
Will you come back to me
And tell me that
It never was up to you or up to me

When you stand up so tall
With your back to me against the wall
And you make demands with your angry eyes
You say you're sorry that you
Didn't mean to scream you say
You're back again that you still love me
And that you never meant what you said to me
Should I believe what you're telling me

To wait for you
Was all I could do
To have you back with me so peacefully
You broke your back
You left your scratch
Then you came back to me
Just to get some sleep.

After it all
When it's said and done
Will you come back to me
And tell me that
It never was up to you or up to me

Hate

Anyone can tell you there's no more road to ride
Everyone will tell you there's no place to hide
There's no laws or rules to unchain your life
But the ones who didn't make it
The ones who couldn't take it
So glad they have made it out alive

Everyone loves the fun everyone comes by
In the wind I crunch I want to die
They can give me pills
Or let me drink my fill
The heart wants to explode far away
Where nobody knows

Do you believe she said that
Do you believe she said that
I said I hate myself and I want to die

Half of it is innocent
The other half is wise
The whole damn thing makes no sense
I wish I could tell you a lie

Hey come here
Let me whisper in your ear
I hate myself and I want to die

Do you believe she said that
Can you believe she repeated that
I said I hate me myself and I
I said I hate myself and I want to die

Love and Communication

Love and communication you were here for me
At this very moment 'cause I found you on the phone
You called me
And you were not hunting me

Learning more and more about less and less and less
On the edge of your seat in some dark movie
Can you memorize the scenes
They'll be different next week
Can you tell me can you tell can you tell
If there's something better
'Cause you know there always is
There always is

Drawn to the party like a spider filling up your guts
Don't hate the night with what you shouldn't have
Come along for the ride you just know you should
You just know you should
Can you tell can you tell can you tell
If there's something better
'Cause you know there always is
There always is

Hated to see you sad when I left
There's just no good in that but the good part was
That I came out at all 'cause I don't venture out
Into the lives of the new
I want you to come along for the ride
How long will you stay for your whole life
You just know you should
Can you tell me can you tell can you tell
If there's something better
'Cause you know there always is
There always is

Love and communication you were here for me
At this very moment 'cause I found you on the phone
You called me
And you were not hunting me

 

Jukebox

New York

( Frank Sinatra )

Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York

These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it
New York, New York

I wanna wake up in a city that doesn't sleep
To find the cream of the crop at the top of the heap

These little town blues are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
New York

It's up to you
New York

Ramblin' (Wo)man

( Hank Williams )

Well I love you baby
But you got to understand
When the Lord made me
He made a ramblin' woman
He made me, he made me

Some folks
Some folks might say that I’m no good
That I wouldn’t settle down if I could
I love to see the towns go crawling by
There's something I’ve got to do
Before I die

I love you baby
But you got to understand
When the Lord made me
He made a ramblin' woman
He made me, he made me

Some people say
That I do just fine
Cause I hear sweet song
Moving down
And when that old southern train comes calling me
There's something over the hill
I just got to see

Well I love you
I love you baby
But you've got to understand
When the Lord made me
He made me
He made a ramblin' woman
He made me, he made me

Now when I'm gone
When I'm gone and at my grave you stand
Just say God's called home your ramblin' woman

I love you
I love you baby
But you've got to understand
He made a ramblin' woman
He made me

Metal Heart

Losing the star without a sky
Losing the reasons why
You're losing the calling that you've been faking
And I'm not kidding

It's damned if you don't and it's damned if you do
Be true 'cause they'll lock you up in a sad sad zoo
Oh hidy hidy hidy what do you trying to prove
By hidy hidy hiding you're not worth a thing

Sew your fortunes on a string
And hold them up to light
Blue smoke will take
A very violent flight
And you will be changed
And everything
And you will be in a very sad sad zoo

I once was lost
But now I'm found was blind
But now I see you
How selfish of you
To believe in the meaning of all the bad dreaming

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing

Metal heart you're not hiding
Metal heart you're not worth a thing
You're not worth a thing
You're not worth a thing

Silver Stallion

( Highwayman )

I'm gonna steal a silver stallion
With not a mark upon his silky hide
Teach him he can trust me like a sister
One day we'll saddle up and ride

And we're gonna ride, we're gonna ride
Ride like the one eyed jack
Of diamonds with the devil close behind
We're gonna ride, we're gonna ride

I'm gonna find me a reckless man
Razor blades and dice in his eyes
Just a touch of sadness in his fingers
Thunder and lightening in his thighs

And we're gonna ride, we're gonna ride
Ride like the one eyed jack
Of diamonds with the devil close behind
We're gonna ride, we're gonna ride

I'm gonna chase the sky forever
With the man and the stallion and the wind
The sun is gonna burn into a cinder
Before we ever pass this way again

And we're gonna ride, we're gonna ride
Ride like the one eyed jack
Of diamonds with the devil close behind
We're gonna ride, we're gonna ride

Aretha, Sing One For Me

( George Jackson )

Me and my baby, we had a big fight
We ended our romance the same night
In an angry mood, he walked out the door
I said this song's going to an Aretha Franklin show

Hey, Aretha, sing one for me
Let him know our life's in misery
Will you sing a song that will touch his heart
And make him sorry that we are apart

I don't know if taking requests is part of your show
Do me this favor and I'll love you forever
Many romances have been saved by your sound
You've touched so many lovers, so many times

Yes, Aretha, sing one for me
Let him know my life's in misery
Will you sing a song that will touch his heart
And make him sorry that we ever parted

"Think", "Respect", "Call Me", "A Bridge Over Troubled Waters",
And "I Can't See Myself Leaving You".

Hey, Aretha, sing one for me
Let him know I'm as miserable as a woman could be
Sing a song that'll touch his heart
So he'll be sorry that we are apart

"Think", "Respect", "Call Me", "I Never Loved a Man Like I Love You"
And "I Can't See Myself Leaving You"

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

Lost Someone

( James Brown )

I lost someone
A million to one
Ten thousand people
Under my false

Someone, the one, my one
The only one
That's the someone
The someone
The only one
That's the someone
That I lost

He's nothing but a stranger
Come on home to me
I'm so weak on my knees
Help me, help me please
Please, please
Good God Almighty I love you

I lost someone
One trillion to one
A million people
Under the big old sun I see
My one on the street
Looking like a bomb
That's my one
That's my someone
He's the one
He's
Help that one

He's nothing but a stranger
Bring on home to me
He's so weak on both his bended knees
Can you help me, help me please
Gee whiz, I miss the one that I need
I lost someone

Lord Help the Poor & Needy

( Jesse Mae Hemphill )

Lord help to send a man
In this land
Oh Lord help send a man
In this land

When we all die together
And we face the rising sun
Oh my Lord, oh my lord

Lord Help the Poor and needy
In this land
Oh Lord Help the Poor and needy
In this land

When we all die together
And we face the rising sun
Oh Lord, help, my Lord

Lord help the human race
Lord help human race
Cause we all die together
And we face the morning sun
Oh Lord, help

Lord help the motherless children
In this land
Oh Lord help the motherless children
In this land

Cause we all die together
And we face the rising sun
Oh Lord, help, Lord

I believe in you

They ask me how I feel
And if my love is real
And how I see the things that I know
I'm gonna make it through

They look at me and frown,
They drove me from this town
They don't want me around
'Cause I believe

They show me to the door
They say don't come back no more
We don't like the way you think you do
So I walk out on my own
One thousand miles from my home
But I don't feel alone
'Cause I believe
I do

I believe in you
Even through the tears and the laughter
I believe in you
Even though we're apart
I believe in you
Even on the morning after
Oh, when the dawn is nearing
When the night is disappearing
This feeling will still be here in my heart
My heart

Please don't let me drift too far
Keep me safe the same way you are
Where I will always be renewed
And what you've given me here today
Is worth everything I could pay
And no matter what everyone they say
Cause I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe in you

I believe in you
When we have no time together
I believe in you when white turn to black,
I believe in you even though I be outnumbered
I be
Oh, though earth would be shaking
And friends will be forsaking
But please we can't go back
I believe in you
Take it away, give it away

Song for Bobby

I wanna tell you
I've always wanted to tell you
But I never had the chance to say
What I feel in my heart from the beginning til my dying day

I was fifteen, sixteen maybe
In the park I was waving my arms
You were waved this way
And you sang the song I was screaming
I wanted you to

Another time was in South Carolina
It's always been the third encore
Whose wind came roaring in
Can you tell me who were you singing for
Oh my God, can you tell me who you were singing to

A phone call from your New York City office
You were supposedly asking to see me
And how I wanted to tell you
That I was just only four hundred miles away
Who could believe that you were calling I was in DC
I was four hundred miles behind
Backstage pass in my hand
Giving you my heart was my plan I wish I could tell you

My chance
In the middle of the stadium in Paris, France
Can I finally tell you
Can I finally tell you
To be my man
April in Paris, can I see you
Can you please be my man

Don’t Explain

( Arthur Herzog jr.)

Hush now, don't explain
You're the cause of all my
Trouble and pain
Unless you're mad
Don't explain

My love, my love, my love
Don't explain
There is nothing within me now to gain
You know that I love you
Look at what loving has done
All my thoughts were real
And so sincere
I was so completely yours

You know I hear folks cha-cha-cha-chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, that don't matter
You're here with me
Sit down, have a sit
It's your time to feel the pain
It's your time to weep
Don't explain

Hush now, don't explain
There is nothing within me now to gain
I'm gonna skip it instead
Don't explain
Don't explain

Woman Left Lonely

( Janis Joplin )

A woman left lonely
Will soon grow tired of waiting
Shell do crazy things
On lonely occasions

A simple conversation
With a strange men now and then
Makes for a touchy situation
With a conscious now and then

When she gets lonely
She's thinking about her man
She knows he's taking her for granted
And she just don't understand

Well, the fevers of the night
They burn an unloved woman
All those red-hot flames
Try to push old love aside
Got no sweet temptation

A woman left lonely
She's just the victim of her man
He can't keep up his own way
She does the best that she can
And a woman left lonely
Is lonely through and through
All along she conquers
All the hell he put it through

A woman left lonely
A woman left lonely
She's just a victim of her man
She gets tired waiting
All alone she's just waiting

Blue

( Joni Mitchell )

Blue
Songs are like tattoos
You know I’ve been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away

Hey blue
Here is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in

You’ve got to keep thinking
There’re so many sinking
You got to keep thinking
We can make it through these waves

Acid, booze and ass
Needles, guns and grass
Lots of laughs
Lots of laughs

Everybody’s saying that hell’s the hippest way to go out
I don’t think so
But I’m gonna take a look around it though
Blue, I love, I love you
I love you

Blue, here is a shell for you
Inside you’ll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me
Blue
From me

 

Sun

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

Cherokee

It's my way
It's my way
It's my way
It's my way

It's my way down
It's my way down
It's my way down

I never knew love like this
The wind, the moon, the earth, the sky
Sky so high
I never knew pain like this
When everything dies
Thing dies

I never knew love like this
The sun, the sea, you and I
You and I
I never knew pain
I never knew shame
And now I know why

Bury me, marry me to the sky
Bury me, marry me to the sky
Bury me, marry me to the sky
Bury me, marry me to the sky

If I die before my time
Bury me upside down
Cherokee kissame
When I’m up and goin’ down

If I die before my time
Bury me upside down
Cherokee kissame
When I’m up and goin’ down

I never knew love like this
The wind, the moon, the earth, the sky
Sky so high
I never knew pain like this
When everything dies

I never knew love like this
The sun, the sea, you and I
You and I
I never knew pain
I never knew shame
And now I know why

Bury me, marry me to the sky
Bury me, marry me to the sky
Bury me, marry me to the sky
Bury me, marry me to the sky
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
If I die before my time
Bury me upside down
Cherokee kissame
When I’m up and goin’ down

If I die before my time
Bury me upside down
Cherokee kissame
When I’m up and goin’ down

It's my way
It's my way down
It's my way down
It's my way

Sun

Here it comes, here it comes, here comes the sun
It is hot, it is hot and close to us
Can you guess, yes, it is, here's the day
We are free, you and me, we can finally run

If they catch us we can say
Whose side are you on

Here it comes, here it comes in all its burning
Here it comes, here it comes, it’s splitting the bone
Here it comes, here it comes, we’re all so tired of waiting
Whose side, whose side are you on
Whose side, whose side, whose side
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I wanna hear every answer to every question
It’s not that I never wanted, I just never knew
If you can, if you could lend your head
This is the day people like me been waiting for
Waiting for, waiting for
So tired of waiting, so tired of waiting

Ruin

I’ve seen gypsies who made it all the way and kept goin’
Kept rolling with nowhere to go
Nowhere to go

As far as I’ve seen from the bush
In the wilderness, to every known city
I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, Dhaka, Calcutta
Soweto, Mozambique, Istanbul, Rio, Rome
Argentine, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, Great Britain
Belfast to the desert in Spain (Wollongong)

Some little bitty island in the middle of the pacific
All the way back home to my town
To my town

Bitchin’, complainin’
When some people ain’t got shit to eat
Bitchin’, moanin’
So many people you know what they ain’t got

What are we doing
We’re sitting on a ruin
What are we doing
We’re sitting on a ruin

As far as I’ve seen from the bush
In the wilderness, to every known city
I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, Dhaka, Calcutta
Soweto, Mozambique, Istanbul, Rio, Rome
Argentine, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, Great Britain
Belfast to the desert in Spain (Tokyo)
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Some little bitty island in the middle of the pacific
All the way back home to my town
To my town

Bitchin’, complainin’
When some people ain’t got shit to eat
Bitchin’, moanin’
So many people you know what they ain’t got

What are we doing
We’re sitting on a ruin
What are we doing
We’re sitting on a ruin

What are we doing
We’re sitting on a ruin
What are we doing
We’re sitting on a ruin

3,6,9

I feel tired, awake all night
Head so heavy like a wastebasket
I feel choke, emotionally broke
In the gutter and I’m still looking down, I feel alone

I want out, I want on my own
I want everything I own
I find letters, pictures
Memories of what you can’t seem to let go
In your bedside table, in your pocket, in your wallet, you know

Abusive, a stranger in bed
Elusive, forget everything you said
You got a right to have that hand you own
But the moment you hit it, you’re on your own
You’re ready to go
You’re wantin’ out, you’re wantin’ to hit the road
Your love is like a steamboat running, I need to float
I don’t need five times a day to tell me to go
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine

All the things you really wanted
Everything you want
All the things you really wanted
Everything you want

3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine

3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine

All the things you really wanted
Everything you want
All the things you really wanted
Everything you want

3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine

3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine

3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine

3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine
3,6,9, you drink wine
Monkey on your back you feel just fine…

Fuck me
Fuck me
Fuck me
Fuck me

Always On My Own

I was always on my own

Look in my eyes and see the bomb
Fun and nonsense, on and on
Tell me no lie, under your thumb
Back to back, tick tock has begun

I was always on my own

Look in my eyes and see the bomb
Fun and nonsense, on and on
Tell me no lie, under your thumb
Back to back, tick tock has begun
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I am what you want
I am what you’re not
I am what you want
I am what you’re not

I want to live
My way of living
I want to live
My way of living

Real Life

I met a doctor, he want to be a dancer
I met a mother, she want to be alone
I met a preacher, he want to be sinister
I met a kid, another kid, he want to be unknown

Nothing’s wrong with helping the strong
Nothing’s wrong with helping the strong
Nothing’s wrong with helping the strong
Nothing’s wrong to live your day long
Nothing’s wrong to live your day long
Nothing’s wrong, nothing’s wrong

Real life is ordinary
Sometimes you don’t wanna live
Want to live
Sometimes you gotta do what you don’t wanna do
To get away with an unordinary life
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I met a teacher, he want to be a dreamer
I met a sister, she want to meet her maker
I met a poet, he wanna be a joke
I met a dog, he just wanna bone
He just wanna bone

Real life is ordinary
Sometimes you don’t wanna live
Want to live
Sometimes you gotta do what you don’t wanna do
To get away with an unordinary life

Real life
Get away, get away, get away…
Is ordinary
Sometimes you don’t wanna live
Want to live
Sometimes you gotta do what you don’t wanna do
To get away with an unordinary life

Real life
Get away, get away, get away…
Is ordinary
Sometimes you don’t wanna live
Want to live
Sometimes you gotta do what you don’t wanna do
To get away with an unordinary life

Human Being

You got a right
You got a right
You got a right
You’re a human being

You’re a human being
You’re a human being
You’re a human being

You got a right to scream when they don’t want you to speak
You got a right to be what you want and where you wanna be
You’ve got a right to believe, to breathe
You got a right
You’re a human being

You got your own voice so sing
You got two hands, let’s go and make anything
We all got rules, we all have to break
We all have to make those mistakes
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
When I say I know the way I’m only trying
No, don’t nobody know where the road to life is really lying
See the people on TV, get shot in their very own street
People just like you, people just like me

Can’t you see you got your hand on the advantages
You could stand to manage your damages
You, my dear, are a force to feed, not to fear

You got a right to anywhere, anything
You got a right, you got a right
You’re a human being

You got a right to anywhere, anything
You got a right, you got a right
You’re a human being
You’re a human being
You’re a human being
You’re a human being

Got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right
Got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, you’re a human being

Got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, human being
Got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right, got a right

Manhattan

The hotel room and the street below
People come and people go
All the friends that we used to know
Ain’t coming back
Ain’t coming back
Ain’t coming back

You say your heart has a rhythm
Well I see you got your secret on
You say you have nothing to hide
You and your secret lie

Don’t look at the moon tonight
You’ll never be, never be, never be Manhattan
Don’t look at the moon tonight
You can never be, never be, never be, never be Manhattan
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Little one with your badge and your suitcase on
No suit and your hair’s not right
’Cause nobody knows this woman by your side
It’s not who you know, it’s the useful woman by your side
It’s not who you know, it’s the useful woman by your side
Manhattan

You say your heart has a rhythm
Well I see you got your secret on
You say you have nothing to hide
You and your secret lie

Don’t look at the moon tonight
You’ll never be, never be, never be Manhattan
Don’t look at the moon tonight
You can never be, never be, never be, never be Manhattan

You say your heart has a rhythm
You got your secret on
You got nothing to hide
You and your secret lie

You’ll never be, never be, never be Manhattan
Howlin’ at me, howlin’ at you
Howlin’ at me, howlin’ at you

Liberty in the basement light
Free speech, lipstick and the moonlight
Howling to get me, howlin’ to get you
In Harlem, in a dark back room
Dancing to a different tune
Howlin’ at me, howlin’ at you

Silent Machine

I walk on through woods and its streets every night
I walk through people who walk too close
Into each other, they’re hangin’
I am told there’s a mother you may remember

In the name of the father but never the ghost
Me, I use the money for those just as hard
Who hung his head for the ladies and pretended he did
He did it, she did it, he did, we did it
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
She loves you, she loves you, she loves you so hard
The one person to have you cannot
The child, he is a sinner, tell me teacher
You put on your light and then turn around

The silent machine is here to meet you
You put on your light and then turn around, turn around
You lie, you lie, you lie, you lie, you lie and turn around
You turn around, you turn around...

Silent machine is here to meet you
Silent machine is here to meet you
Silent machine is here to meet you
Silent machine is here

If there ever was a religious figure
In my age it don’t count to have buttercup eyes
But you know some of us we see more than eye to eye

She loves you, she loves you, she loves you so hard
The one person to have you cannot
The child, he is a sinner, tell me teacher
You put on your light and then turn around

The silent machine is here to meet you
You put on your light and then turn around
You lie, you lie, you lie, you lie, you lie

Silent machine is here to meet you
Silent machine is here to meet you
Silent machine is here to meet you
Silent machine is here

Nothin’ But Time

I see you kid alone in your room
You got the weight on your mind
And you’re trying to get by
Your world is just beginning
And I know this life seems never-ending

But you’ve got nothin’ but time
And it ain’t got nothin’ on you
You know what you got to do
You ain't got nothin’ but time
And it ain’t got nothin’ on you

Let ‘em in one by one
Keep them safe from all the harm
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Let ‘em in one by one
Keep them safe from all the harm

You wanna live
And be somebody
They want to give
And be wanted

They want to forgive
And not be forgotten
They want to reach the end
They want to live
Their way of living
Their way of living

I see you kid alone in your room
I see you kid, you got the weight on your mind
I see you’re just trying to get by
But your world is just beginning
I know this life seems never ending
It’s up to you
It’s up to you, you know

It’s only time
And it ain’t got nothin’ on you
It’s nothin’ but time
And it ain’t got nothin’ on you

Never give away
Never give away your body
Never
Never give away your friends
Never, never give away what you always wanted
Never, never ever give in

You wanna live
And be somebody
They want to give
And be wanted
They want to forgive and not be forgotten
You wanna reach the end
And want to live
You want to live

You want to live
Your way of living
You want to live
Your way of living

You want to live
My way of living
You want to live
My way of living

You want to live
I want to live, I want to live

You ain’t got nothin’ else but time
And they ain’t got nothin’ on you
You ain’t got nothin’ else but time
And they ain’t got nothin’ on you
Your world is just beginning
Your world is just beginning
Your world is just beginning
Your world is just beginning

It’s up to you
To be a superhero
It’s up to you
To be like nobody

It’s up to you
To be a superhero
It’s up to you
To be like nobody
Like nobody

Ain’t you, ain’t got nothin’ but time
To be your way of living
And it ain’t got nothin’ on you
You got nothin’ but time
Ain’t it, ain’t got nothin’ on you

Peace & Love

Peace and love is a famous generation
I’m a lover but I’m in it to win
Peace and love is a famous generation
I’m a lover but I’m in it to win

Everybody got shit to pay

Can’t go lala with fafa and rara
Gotta do ditty with dada for nada
It ain’t appropriate that I’m stoked that I get
A hundred thousand hits on the internet

But that don’t mean a shit even if you’re legitimate
I wanna feel honey now, like I got money now
But that don’t mean a shit even if you’re legitimate
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I used to have scrounge money on the ground money
Choosin’ Black Flag was like choosin’ a race
They had a name for us, we was despicable
So disrespectable, like a dirty chemical
We were so attracted to mappable
People just wanted us to blend in and fade
Oh, you’re a horror now, a visual foul
When I was a teen, I had incredible dreams
99% ya’ll, it’s on the wall ya’ll
Constitution’s fine if we choose the school
So our kids know who’s spinnin’ the globe

Peace and love is a famous generation
I’m a lover but I’m in it to win
Peace and love is a famous generation
I’m a lover but I’m in it to win

Peace and love is a famous generation
Maybe a lover but I’m in it to win
Peace and love is a famous generation
I’m a lover but I’m in it to win

 

Speaking for trees

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

Time Is on My Side

(Written by Norman Meade)

Time is on my side
Time is on my side
You say you love me
And you want to be true
You’ll come running back
You’ll come running back
To me
Time is on my side

Night Time / Back of Your Head

("Night Time" lyrics writen by Alex Chilton / "Back of Your Head" music written by Chan Marshall)

Night time let's go out and see the people
Everythin' is cool and goin' my way
People to see
Oh the people to me

When I set my eyes on you
Look like a kiddie
When you move
Oh you're so pretty
Caught a glance of your eye
You fell through the sky

Night time let's go out and see the people
Everythin' is cool and goin' my way
People to me
Oh the people to see

Islands

(Written by Chan Marshall)

I want to rule the islands
And I want to rule the sea
But If you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally

But I don't want no heavy diamonds
No pearls to crush my teeth
I just want my sailor
To sail back to me

Captain has a treasure
Says I hold the key
But the old mangroves
And sweet winds blow
Songs of you and me

I want to rule the islands
And I want to rule the sea
But If you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally

The Moon

( Written by Chan Marshall )

Moon is not only beautiful
It is so far away
The moon is not only ice cold
It is here to stay

When I lay me down
Will you still be 'round
When they put me six feet underground
Will big bad beautiful you be 'round

'Cause everyone says they know you
Better than you know who
Everyone says they own you
And what you do

When I lay me down
Will you still be 'round
When they put you six feet underground
Will the big bad beautiful moon be 'round

Moon is not only beautiful
It is so far away
The moon is not only ice cold
It is here to stay

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

( Written by Bob Dylan )

Mama take this badge off of me
'Cause I can't use it anymore
It's gettin' dark
Too dark to see
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door

Mama put my guns in the ground
'Cause I can't shoot them anymore
Black cloud is comin' down

The Party

( Peel Acres 2001 )

Good friends come on in
The party's about to begin
We can wrestle down to the floor
Throw empty bottles out the door

They'll smash and we will laugh
What a gas we have had
The light from the window
Casts our dancing shadows

Music from the back room
Is an old song we all know
Through shining eyes and smiling faces
We all sing along

(It's) been so long since I've seen you
My good friends
This memory daydream
Is good enough for me

If you were here today
We'd be getting into frisky business
Maybe some of the daydream memory

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

Funny Things

( Written by Chan Marshall )

Everything you want
I give it to you
Everything you need
I love you

Funny things
In your dreams
Can you whisper and
Talk to me
Everybody remembers the same thing

As long as he can catch
He will throw it right back
You danced all night
And left only the stars to sing

Together with you he will take everything
In your own words and walking back home
Tell everybody what's really been going on
He can sail in your dreams
When you come to you will have everything
You wear the crown
You wear the crown

Everything you want
I give it you
Everything you need
I love you

Funny things
In your dreams
Can you whisper and
Talk to me
'Cause everybody remembers the same things

Love & Communication

( Written by Chan Marshall )

Love and communication you were here for me
At this very moment 'cause I found you on the phone
You called me
 
And you were not hunting me
Was looking for some special to give me some space
And I'm still playin'
Can't you hear what I'm saying

From Fur City

( Written by Chan Marshall )

From fur city to the the lives that we lost
And the loves that we lost
Rebel Rebel
Rebel you are
Only one

Boy with the buffalo tattoo on his arm
And with no show to play
Just a space and dirty hands
Of Jean Genet

You were spinnin' faster faster
Faster than when I came
It was a god given day

Freedom brother
Free to own brother
Let him go

From fur city to the southeastern bus station
Seems so sad
Since I can't spell sad
Don't feel bad

From fur city to the loves we lost and the lives that we lost
Rebel rebel
Rebel you are
Only one

Freedom brother
Free to own brother
Let him go

I want

I want for you to know
I want for you to know
I want
I want
I want for you to know
I want for you to know
I want for you to know
I want
I want

Dream / Blue Moon / Try A Little Tenderness

(All I Have to Do Is) Dream lyrics written by Boudleaux Bryant
Blue Moon lyrics written by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart
Try A Little Tenderness lyrics written by James Campbell, Regineld Connelly and Harry M. Woods
Dream/Blue Moon/Try A Little Tenderness music written by Chan Marshall

Dream
When I feel blue in the night
And When I want you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
I have to dream

Blue moon
You saw me standing alone

Dream
When I feel blue in the night
When I want you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
I have to dream

Blue moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

O she may be weary
'Cause you know young girls
We do get weary
Things we know we never gonna get

But she's there waiting without them
Please try a little tenderness
Try a little tenderness

Blue moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

Blue moon
You knew just what I was there for
Heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for

Dream
When I feel blue in the night
When I want you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
I have to dream

Sad, Sad Song

(M. Ward cover / Also on 'Transfiguration of Vincent' LP)

Went to the doctor
I said doctor please
What do you do when your true love leaves
Said the hardest thing in the world to do
Is to find somebody who believes in you

I went to the whipper whale
I said whale please
What do you do when your true love leaves
She said I only have one trick I got up my sleeve
I sing it over and over til he comes back to me

I make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song

Went to my father
I said daddy, please
What do you do when your true love leaves
He said the hardest thing in the world to do
Is to find somebody who believes in you

I make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song
Make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song

So I went to the whale
I said killer whale please
What do you do when your true love leaves
He said I only have bout one trick I got up my sleeve
I sing it over and over til he comes back to me

I make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song
Make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song

Went to my mother
I said mama, please
What did you do when your true love leaves
She said the hardest thing in the world to do
Is to find somebody who believes in you

You make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song
Make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song


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

Evolution

Better call the ships
They've been caught sailing
Better call the captain
He’s been caught stealing
Better call the porter man
He’s been caught leaving
Better call all the guys on the deck
They’ve been caught with no feeling
Better call the fisherman
'Cause they’re coming on land
Better call the head nurse
Wrap us up, to throw us in the dark
Better call with some resistance
Better way to feel no shame
Better call with some persistence
That way you feel nothing at all
Better call on evolution
Better way to make a revolution
Better make your mind up quick
Better make your mind up quick

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

Night Time / Back of Your Head

("Night Time" lyrics writen by Alex Chilton / "Back of Your Head" music written by Chan Marshall)

Night time let's go out and see the people
Everythin' is cool and goin' my way
People to see
Oh the people to me

When I set my eyes on you
When I set my eyes on you
Look like a kiddie
When you move
Oh you're so pretty
Caught a glance of your eye

Sophisticated lady

Smoking, drinking, never thinking
With some men in a restaurant
Is it all you really want? no

Sophisticated lady
You miss the love you lost

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

I don’t blame you

Last time I saw you, you were on stage
Your hair was wild, your eyes were red
You were swinging your guitar around
'Cause they wanted to hear that sound
But you didn’t want to play

I don’t blame you
I don’t blame you

Been around the world, in many situations
Been inside many heads in different positions
But you never wanted them that way
What a cruel price you thought that you had to pay
And that for all that shit on stage

But it never made sense to them anyway
Could you imagine if when they turned their backs

They said you were the best
But then they were only kids
Then you would recall the deadly houses you grew up in

Just because they knew your name
Doesn’t mean they know from where you came
What a sad trick you thought that you had to play
But I don’t blame you

They never owned it
And you never ever owed it to them anyway

I don’t blame you
I don’t blame you

*** Thanx a lot to Shany & Sgallagher for this one ***

Sophisticated lady

( Also on Live Peel Session 2000 )

Smoking, drinking, never thinking
With some men in a restaurant
Is it all you really want? no

Sophisticated

Dancing, dining, diamonds shining
With some men in a restaurant
Is it all you really want? no

Sophisticated lady
I know you miss the love you lost
Long time ago
Sophisticated lady

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

Lord Help the Poor & Needy

( Written by Jesse Mae Hemphill )

Lord help
Send a man
In this land

Lord help
Send a man
In this land

Lord help
The workin' weary
In this land

Lord help
The workin' weary
In this land

When we all die together
And face the mornin' sun

Lord help
The workin' weary
In this land

Willie Deadwilder

( Lyrics written by Chan Marshall / Music written by M. Ward )
Bonus track included on Speaking for Trees bonus CD

Willie Deadwilder and Rebecca
They knew that they loved one another
He said fuck this cabby life
She said fuck this old trailer
He said I want you for my wife

Willie Deadwilder and Rebecca
They saw the same things at once
They shared the kind of stuff everybody dreams of
Finding out about, it's all about love

Willie Deadwilder and Rebecca
They got a few more years to go
Gonna have some good old times
No more sad, sad bad times
It's all that they've been waiting for
Someone to knock at that door
I tell you there are some people living alone
There are some people with nowhere to go
There are some people who don't believe in love
But Willie and Rebecca prove 'em all wrong

First time I saw him he smiled at me
And the first time I saw her she was beautiful
Sixty-two plus forty-six equals one hundred and eight
Possible years they'll live long to
That's almost half of the rest of his life
That's over half for her

Willie was shot once in his mind
His cry out saved his life
The second time was through the heart
The doctor pulled the bullet from inside
He had a job to do, he thought
That's his way of life
To take that car and pick her up
To be a man for her
Broken down and cut in two
She had been married for most her life
Now she's finally free for awhile

Long enough to see this man and what he means
When he tells her that God in on his side
No matter what, and will you marry me

Willie Deadwilder and Rebecca
They want to live a life
I wish I had a million dollars
So we could throw it all away
I wish I had a million dollars
So we could light it aflame
I wish I had one million dollars
So we could spend it every day

I'm on the same side as you
I'm just a little bit behind
And please don't bring me down
Please don't let me go
I'm looking for a new kind of thing
A place that makes my heart sing
Another question answered from above

Please don't let it worry you now
Please don't let it worry you now
I've seen inside your heart and soul
It's beautifully jacketed
An open hand and a mind to lend
There's nothing more romantic
Than a distant place behind your smile
Tells my eyes that I am coming home
Please don't bring me down
Please don't let me go

My heart is a worried thing
Memories have planted
Seeds of a field I now want to reap and sow
Maybe when i'm sixty-two, maybe when i'm forty-six
Maybe when i'm thirty maybe the next time I see you
We will have our universe for the first time, again
Rings around our sweet friendship
Will tear up in into a run
Galloping forever more until tomorrow is gone

I deeply say to you now
I deeply say to you now
I deeply say to you now
There's another question answered from above
You're the kind of friend of mine I never had
You're the kind of love I had that I never thought there was
Saint saint saint saint Augustine
Far far far away Georgie Koontz (?)
We gotta stake this thing out
We gotta laugh the whole day through
We gotta live the way that we want to

As long as God is willing, I am too
And as long as you are here, I am too
As long as he and she can forgive and love again and still love us too
You take my heart and you give it to me
You show me love i've never seen
You take my heart and give it to me

When Dylan sang Ramona in the taxi that night
I knew it right away would either be hard or be right
'Cause I'm not Ramona, and you didn't write that song
'Cause you're not Dylan, and I know we really do get along
Get along and get on with what it is you got to do
Go on get along with whome'er you choose
This is your life
But if God is willing, then I'm willing too, oh
I'll be in the front, back and side of you
Just many happily waiting for you
Saint saint saint saint saint Augustine
Far away far way Georgie Koontz (?)
You know what it is
You know what it is you got to do

A young little girl named Jennifer gave me a turquoise ring
A native sentiment of joy love and peace, I thank you for this ring
It's beautiful to me
A lady future journalist gave to me a lucky sweater to wear
Stains she had since eighteen, amazing that she did that
It would have been hard to do for me

A man named John wrote a song for me to sing
Also the most unbelievable flowers I have ever seen
He is a very good man
And he has been an even very good man to me
I hope that one day that song I will sing
Another love named Jennifer gives her care to me
A radiant heart with holy power, she believed in me
And with that gift I cry right now
But a memory of her laughing kills the beast

Another love I still love, a familiar face to me
A standing arch above my heart I've never been to reach
He's laid my head on the bed
And told me Sweet, I'm not crazy like the others say
No he's not crazy like me

This is a four hour song
And it will go on and on
A moment in time traveling on even if it is too long
I don't care
I love to share
I love to sing along
I know you do too
Feel the same way so come along
Sing your song
It's all that you have to do

I'm looking for that kind of mind
I never thought i'd find
I'm looking for that kind of love
I never thought was real
I'm looking for your heart
My dear are you
Looking for me
Please don't bring me down
Please don't let me go

With your love I have foothold
I can carry on
But please don't let me worry you now
Please don't let me worry you now
There's nothign i am saying
That could ever be made wrong
I love you, love you so
I love you so strong
Please remember your heart in me
Please remember it's not anatomically correct
Please know there's no boundary
And if God is willing to protect
Our love, a world of love
I think you'd be willing too

Where are you from
And where are you going to
We have so much to do
Where you are going is
Where you do come from
And where i will be is with you
We have so much to do
We have so much to do
We have so much to do
Hurry, hurry, hurry let's go
Hurray, hurray, things are gonna be okay
Hurry, hurry let's go
All them children are waiting
It's time and they are ready
We got so much to do
And if God is willing
We have got so much
We have got so much

 

Non Albums Tracks

A Kind of Peace

( Faithless ft. Cat Power | To All New Arrivals LP )

Being here in the darkness, starless sky
It's quieter than a church before the crowds arrive
And the world is mine and no one else sees
With my thanks and love in my thoughts and wishes

To give and to ask, it's a kind of peace
It's a kind of peace, it's a kind of peace , it's a kind of peace

With the years doors have been locked and windows closed
And the things I'm sure I knew are no longer due
But I see comfort in my home, in my heart
To make a kind of peace, it's a kind of peace

And above me, if there is nothing and no one knew I really care
It's just a now, a now I prefer, not the future (and) not the past
So put the chairs to one side and let us dance
It's a strange kind of peace

It's a kind of peace, it's a strange kind of peace
It's a kind of peace

Being here in the darkness, starless sky
It's quieter than a church before the crowds arrive
And the world is mine and no one else sees
With my thanks and love in my thoughts and wishes

To give and to ask, it's a kind of peace
It's a kind of peace

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

All I have to do is dream

( Everly Brothers cover / The greatest Japanese Bonus Track )

Dream, dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream, dream

When I feel blue in the night
I want you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream

I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreaming my life away

I need you so that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream

Dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream

When I feel blue in the night
And I want you to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream

I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime night or day
Only trouble is, gee whiz
I’m dreaming my life away

I love you so that I could die
I need you so and that is why
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream

Dream, dream, dream
Dream, dream, dream

Amazing Grace

( Dark Was The Night LP )

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, I was blind
I was poor and hungry (angry?)
Amazing grace set me free
Set me free

Oh good people've been here over ten thousand years
Everyone bright as shining sun
We've got no less days to sing God's praise
From the time that we begun
It would be Grace, who will bring me safe and ???

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved every wretch just like me
Well I was lost, I was blind
I was poor and hungry (angry?)
Amazing grace
You know the rest

Well through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
Love continues (?) to set me free
Hmm you taught me dignity

Angelitos Negros

( Roberta Flack / Jukebox Bonus EP )

Pintor nacido en mi tierra
Con el pincel extranjero
Pintor que sigues el rumbo
De tantos pintores viejos

Aunque la virgen sea blanca
Píntale angelitos negros
Que también se van al cielo
Todos los negritos buenos

Pintor si pintas con amor
Por qué desprecias su color
Si sabes que en el cielo
También los quiere Dios

Pintor de santos de alcoba
Si tienes alma en el cuerpo
Por qué al pintar en tus cuadros
Por qué al pintar en tus cuadros
Te olvidaste de los negros

Siempre que pintas iglesias
Pintas angelitos bellos
Pero nunca te acordaste
De pintar un ángel negro

Aunque la virgen sea blanca
Píntale angelitos negros
Que también se van al cielo
Todos los negritos buenos

Pintor si pintas con amor
Por qué desprecias su color
Si sabes que en el ciel
También los quiere Dios

Pintor de santos de alcoba
Si tienes alma en el cuerpo
Por qué, por qué
Por qué al pintar en tus cuadros
Te olvidaste de los negros

Siempre que pintas iglesias
Pintas angelitos bellos
Pero nunca te acordaste
De pintar un ángel, ángel, ángel
Angelitos, ángelitos, ángelitos...
Negros, negros, la la la la...

Mucho mas reglas
Que quien negocio con la voz de Lourdes
Padres, niños, niños, niños de color
La, la, la, la, la...
Painter born in my soil
With the foreign paintbrush
Painter that you follow the course
Of so many old painters

Although the virgin is white
Paint black little angels
They also go to heaven
All the good little blacks

Painter if you paint with love
Why you despise their color
If you know than in heaven
Also God loves them

Painter of bedroom saints
If you have soul in the body
Why when painting in your pictures
Why when painting in your pictures
You forget the blacks

Whenever you paint churches
Paint beautiful little angels
But you never remember
Paint a black angel

Although the virgin is white
Paint black little angels
They also go to heaven
All the good little blacks

Painter if you paint with love
Why you despise their color
If you know than in heaven
Also God loves them

Painter of bedroom saints
If you have soul in the body
Why, why
Why when painting in your pictures
You forget the blacks

Whenever you paint churches
Paint beautiful little angels
But you never remember
Paint an angel, angel, angel
Little angels, little angels, little angels...
Blacks, blacks, la la la la ....

Much more rules
Who deal with the voice of Lourdes
Parent, childrens, childrens, childrens of color
La, la, la, la, la...

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

Back In The Days

( Sun Bonus Track )

Remember back in the days
I used to abstain
Jump across before daybreak
Back to '92 again
Drinking brew again
Never going back to school again
I used to abstain, abstain, abstain

Dressed in white
Running in the rain
And I never complained
Now I'm in all black
'Cause I'm stacked
With mad guilt on my back

I've given my name
I've given my name
I've given my name
I've given my name

Beat down like a freak down town
When nobody came on the bad days
How much medicine you wanna do you in
Pharmaceuticals
Coochie coochie (??)
Always thought I'd be dead in a grave

It's a good day when you know you got cloud on a cloudy day
It's a good day when you know you got cloud on a cloudy day
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I've given my name
I've given my name
I've given my name
I've given my name

Oh Mrs., let us discuss a suitor
Get up, shut up and get out the frame
With the win-win even with material bends (?)
Let ??? call me
Confident through the whole damn game
Always thought I'd be dead in a grave

I used to abstain, abstain, abstain

Always thought I'd be dead in a grave
I've given my name
I used to abstain, abstain, abstain

Always thought I'd be dead in a grave
I've given my name
I used to abstain, abstain, abstain

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

Breathless

( Nick Cave / Jukebox Bonus EP )

It's up in the morning
And on the downs
Little white clouds
Like gambolling lambs
And I am breathless over you
And the red-breasted robin beats his wings
His throat it trembles when he sings
For he is helpless before you
The happy hooded bluebells bow
And bend their heads all a-down
Heavied by the early morning dew
At the whispering stream
At the bubbling brook
The fishes leap up to take a look
For they are breathless over you

Still your hands
And still your heart
For still your face
Comes shining through
And all the morning glows anew

Still your mind
Still your soul
For still the fare of love is true
And I am breathless without you

The wind circles among the trees
And it bangs about the new-made leaves
For it is breathless without you
The fox chases the rabbit round
Little rabbit hides beneath the ground
For he, he's defenceless without you
The sky of daytime dies away
And all the earthly things they stop to play
For we are all breathless without you
I listen to my juddering bones
And the blood in my veins
And the wind in my lungs
And I am breathless without you

Still your hands
And still your heart
For still your face
Comes shining through
And all the morning glows anew

Still your mind
Still your soul
For still the fire of your love is true
And I am breathless without you
And I am breathless without you
And I am breathless without you

Bully

Boy, you are a bully
Through the grass and the river you chase
You were cruel, you were so mean
Laughing right in my face

All the while you had my back, my best friend
I could still feel that smile on my face

Twenty-seven was a good year, the best
At the back of the bar, watching me dance in a dress
Remember that night in Paris, all those candles you lit
I could never forget

You and all the alcohol
Sleeping on the street, sleeping on a train
Looking like a crook with a cane
You'd come back home with a twist of your tongue
And a devilish smile on your face
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
When you got sick
You were through with fun and games
And now that the times have all changed
I can't find you, I can't see your face
I can't pretend I have a wish
That would put you back into place

Nothing could be done
With this young, wild son
Standing in the street with the hospital sheet
On the run from the police
That dumb girl on your arm
And that look on your face
And all those crazy things you said to me

Looking glass mirror
Looking past our fear
I used to find you running away
With a smile on your face
I used to find you running away
With a smile on my face

Everything we have to go through
With a smile on our face
Everything we now know
With a smile on our face

There must just be something that keeps it away
Must be something special that keeps you away

Can I Get A Witness?

(Live)

Chan :
Witness witness
Witness witness
Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?

I don't like to be,
I don't like to be treated so bad
I don't like to be treated so bad
By the best i've ever had
By the best i've ever had
Witness witness
(That's yall's part)

Audience & Chan :
Witness witness
Witness witness

Chan :
(I don't see you singin' right there)

Audience & Chan :
Witness witness

Chan :
(And then yall can do this)
Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?

Witness witness
I don't like to be treated so bad
I don't like to be treated so bad
By the best i've ever had
By the best i've ever had
Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?
Witness witnes
Witness witness

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

Clear The Room

( Guv'ner Cover )

Out of tune
It's no ideal
Cannot prove
But I can squeal

Stick into
Frozen meal
Touching you
Magnetic field

Take the loo
Bruise the fruit
Forget what to say
Call your bluff
Get away

Clear the room
Watch them reeling
Sex is soon
But first the feeling

Out of tune 
It's so ideal
Clear the room
And watch them real

Take the loo
Bruise the fruit
Forget what to say
Call your bluff
Get away

Come On In My Kitchen

( Live Peel Session 2000 / Robert Johnson )

The woman I love
Took from my best friend, 
Some joker got lucky, 
Stole her back again.

You better come on
In my kitchen
Where there's got to be raining outdoors.

Oh she's gone
I know she won't come back
I take the last nickel I won't ever sack

You better come on 
In my kitchen
Where there's got to be raining outdoors.

When a woman gets in trouble
Everybody throws her down 
Looking for her good friend
No one can't be found

You better come on 
In my kitchen
Where there's got to be raining outdoors.

Wintertime's coming
It's gonna be slow
You can't make the winter babe
That's dry long soon

You better come on 
In my kitchen
'Cause there's got to be raining outdoors.

*** Thanx a lot to Francesco who corrected some mistakes on this one ***

Crazy

( Gnarls Barkley cover / live )

I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place
Even your emotions had an echo and so much space

And when you're out there without care
Yeah I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much

Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe I'm crazy

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on the limb
All I remember is thinking I want to be like them.
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little
It looked like fun
So it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done

Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe I'm crazy

Who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you
Think you are, ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you're in control

I think you're crazy
Maybe you're crazy
Maybe you're crazy
Just like me...

Crying, Waiting, Hoping

( Live Rolling Stones - Buddy Holly )

Crying, waiting, hoping
That you'll come back
To the one you love
I think about it all the time

I was crying
And I was waiting
And I stoped hoping
That you'd come back to me

And if you don't come back
We will be crying
We will be waiting
And then maybe we gonna stop hoping
That you will come back
To the one you love

And you will be crying
And you will be waiting
And maybe you will stop hoping
That we come back to thee

No more crying
No more waiting
And no more hoping
That you come back to me

Dark End Of The Street

( James Carr Cover / Dark end of the street EP )

At the dark end of the street
That is where we always meet
Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
Living in darkness, to hide our wrong

You and me
At the dark end of the street
You and me

I know a time has gonna take it's toll
We have to pay for the love we stole
It's a sin and we know it's wrong
But our love keeps going on strong
Steal away to the dark end of the street

They gonna find us, they gonna find us
Someday they will come along
And find us along, someday
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me

When the daylight all goes around
And if by chance we're both
Take it in and take it down the town
But if we should we'll be for ???
And just walk on by
Oh, sweet baby please, don't you cry
Cause tonight we'll share the same dream
At the dark end of the street
You and me, you and me, you and me
At the dark end of the street

Darling Said Sir

Darling said sir i love you
Darling said sir let's get married
Darling said sir i need you
Feel so bad before you

Sir said darling watch many ?
Get a couple of
Lots of mad talking
Sir said darling want you ?
Sir said darling bring me dinner
Sir said darling get down on your knees

Sir said darling
Sir said darling
Sir said darling

Darling said sir stop your
Darling said sir you're hurting me
Darling said sir why do you want to treat me this way ?
Don't point that gun at me

Darling said sir
Darling said sir
Darling said sir

Sir said darling shut the fuck up
sir said darling please get away
Sir said darling i don't love you
Now beg to me

Sir said darling
Sir said darling
Sir said oh oh no

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

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

( Live / White Stripes cover )

Dead leaves and the dirty ground
When I know you're not around
Shiny tops and soda pops
When I hear your lips make a sound
When I hear your lips make a sound

Thirty notes in the mailbox
Will tell you that I'm coming home
So I think I'm gonna stick around
For a while so you're not alone
For a while so you're not alone

If you can hear a piano fall
You can hear me coming down the hall
If I could just hear your pretty voice
I don't think I need to see at all
I don't think I need to see at all

Soft hair and a velvet tongue
I want to give you what you give to me
And every breath that is in your lungs
Is a tiny little gift to me
It's a tiny little gift to me

I wasn't feelin' so bad till the sun went down
I had no one to to wrap my arms around
But I can tell you that

Any woman with a microphone
Can tell you what she loves the most
And if we happen to be thinkin' of love at all
Let's think of the holy ghost
Please think of the holy ghost

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

Deep Inside

( Mary J. Blige Cover / Live Peel Session 2000 )

The problem is
For many years
I lived my life
Publicly
It's hard to find a man I trust
I really trust

And everytime I find someone I like
I gotta worry about
If it's me
That they see
'Cause they're looking for a ride that's free
So I made the choice to be
Good to those who were good to me
Don't judge me
Don't think me bitter
For the evil god's allowed me to see
I'm just mary, just mary, just mary
All day, all night, I'm mary
Mary, mary, m.j.b. yeah
Can't be clothes or the car i drive
They don't make the woman
M.j.b. yeah...

*** Thanx a lot to Cindy who updated this one !! ***

Do the Romp

( On Junior Kimbrough Tribute LP / Feat.Guy Blakeslee from Entrance )

All of Guy's lines appear normally, Chan's lines are in () and anytime they both sing at the same time will be in [].

Hey baby (Hey baby)
Let's do the romp (let's do the romp)
Hey baby (Hey baby)
Let's do the romp (Let's do the romp)
And lay around (and lay around)
Until the broad day light again

Come on baby (come on baby)
Let's do it all again (again and again)
Come on baby (come on baby)
Let's do it all again (again and again)
Lay around (lay around)
Lay around till the broad day light again

Shake it baby (shake it baby)
Shake it baby (shake it shake)
Shake it baby (shake it shake)
Shake it baby (Shake shake shake)
Lay around (around)
Lay around [till the broad day light again]

Shake it baby shake it (Shake shake)
Shake it baby shake (shake shake)
Oh shake it baby shake (shake yeah)
Oh shake it baby shake it (shake yeah)
Lay around (lay around)
Lay around till the [broad day light again]

Hey baby (hey baby)
Let's do the romp (let's do the romp)
Hey baby (hey baby)
Let's do the romp (let's do the romp)
And lay around
Lay around
And lay around [until the broad day light again]

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

Dreams

(Bayerischer Rundfunk 2 FM Radio, München, Germany, Nov. 1998 | originally by Fleetwood Mac)

Well here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well who are you to keep yourself down
(You're) showing me the way you have played
The way you really feel it
Listen carefully to the same old sound

Well here we go again
We see a crystal vision
We keep our visions to ourselves
(You're) showing me the way that we are wrapped up in our silly dreams
And if you listen to the same sound (then) you can sell

Cause thunder only happens when it's raining
And players only love you when you play with them
And women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know...

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

Fire

( Sun Bonus Track )

You set the greatest thing on fire
You laid down where you lay
You grow and grow and grow higher

Somebody like you
Somebody like you
Somebody like

You set the greatest thing on fire
You laid down where you lay
You grow and grow and grow higher

Somebody like you
Somebody like you (higher)
Somebody like

You set the greatest thing on fire
You laid down where you lay
You grow and grow and grow higher
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Somebody like you
Somebody like you (higher)
Somebody like you
Somebody like you
Somebody like

You set the greatest thing on fire
You laid down where you lay
You grow and grow and grow higher

Somebody like you
Somebody like you
Somebody like you
Somebody like you
Higher

Somebody like you
Somebody like you
Somebody like
Somebody like you

Fortunate Son

( Creedence Clearwater Revival Cover / Dark end of the street EP )

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Oh they're red, white and blue
And when the band plays hail to the chief
They point the cannon right at you

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no senators son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, they really help themselves
When the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, well

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaires son, no
It ain't me, it ain't me, yeah
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Oh they send you down to war, lord
And when you ask them, how much should I give
Oh they only answer more

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no military son
It ain't me, it aint me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

It ain't me, it ain't me, no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Free Bird

( Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover - Live Peel Session 2000 )

If I leave here tomorrow
Will you still remember me ?
Cause I'm as free as a bird now
And this bird, you'll never change

Great Waves

( Dirty Three feat. Chan Marshall)

Last boat
Stand in a river
Muddy river
How I love her
Hawk flying
Is fooling his folly
Gas hurricanes spray
Over Heaven

Weeping willow
Is bawling the light
On fire
Humans running for cover
Wishing for life
Gripping the light
House lift up
Trees lift up
Cars intersect in the middle of the sky

Old time before
No pull
No gravity on the ground
Giving up, it's over
The world's weight is over the limit
Our bodies are exploding
As the sky spills through our mouths
All the blue blood is flowing
The cities, its contents have been ripped out
The world is gone
Did you know it would last this long
You made it to the dark, now you're gone
You are gone

Great waves
Frozen in a secret space
A great big place
Dark-spilling universe

Last boat
Stand in the river

Haiku 10

( Sigmatropic - Sixteen Haiku And Other Stories LP )

I am raising now
A dead butterfly
With no make-up

I am raising now
A dead butterfly
With no make-up

A dead butterfly
With no make-up

I am raising now
A dead butterfly
With no make-up

Hanging on the telephone

( The Nerves Cover / Cingular Advertising )

It's good to hear your voice, you know it's been so long
If I don't get your calls then everything goes wrong
I want to tell you something you've known all along

Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
Don't leave me hang...

Hard Times in New York Town

( Bob Dylan / Live Peel Session 2000 )

Old New York City is a friendly old town,
From Washington Heights to Harlem on down.
There's a-mighty many people all millin' all around,
They'll knock you when you're up and kick you when you're down.

It's a mighty long ways from the Golden Gate
To Rockefeller center n' the Empire State.
Mister Empire sets up as high as a bird,
Old Mister Rockefeller never says a word.

From the country,
Livin' down in New York town

From the country,
Livin' down in New York town

Old New York City is a friendly old town,
From Washington Heights to Harlem on down.
There's a-mighty many people all millin' all around,
They'll knock you when you're up and kick you when you're down.

It's a mighty long ways from the Golden Gate
To Rockefeller center n' the Empire State.
Mister Empire sets up as high as a bird,
Old Mister Rockefeller never says a word.

From the country,
Livin' down in New York town

From the country,
Livin' down in New York town

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

(Music by Hugh Martin / Lyrics by Ralph Blane)

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on
Our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas
Make the Yule-tide gay
From now on
Our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in golden days
Happy olden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Through the years
We all will be together
If the fate allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a Merry little Christmas now

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

He Was A Friend Of Mine

( Traditional / Live )

He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine
Every time I think about him now
Lord I just can't keep from crying
'Cause he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine
He died on the road
A thousand miles from home
And he never harmed no one
He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine

He was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine
Every time I think about him now
Lord I just can't keep from crying
'Cause he was a friend of mine
And he was a friend of mine

How Can I Tell You

( Cat Stevens Cover / A diamond is forever TV Commercial )

How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
I long to tell you that I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
But I can't think of right words to say

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

( Ella Fitzgerald / Live acapella )

I can't give you anything but love, baby.
That's the only thing I've plenty of, baby.
Dream a while. Scheme a while
We're sure to find
Happiness, and I guess
All those things you've always pined for

Gee I'd like to see you looking swell, baby
Diamond bracelets Woolworth's doesn't sell, baby
Till that lucky day you know darn well, baby
I can't give you anything but love

I feel

( Hot Boys / Jukebox Bonus EP )

I feel like I'mma lose my life for this
I feel like I'mma have to fight for this
I feel motherfuckers they goin' say I'm wrong
I feel you're goin' get buck when you hear my song
I feel you don't even know how I feel
I feel if you hate me you got to get real
I feel like go to Texas and for me some brick
I feel the policeman making me sick
I feel like I could be the president
I feel like burning up their bodies to leave no evidence
I feel you don't even know how I feel
Respect my mind I'm just telling you how I feel

Do you feel like you could lose your life for this
Do you feel like you could fight for this
Do you feel like go to Texas and for me some brick
Do you feel the policeman I'm making you sick
Do you feel like you could be the president
feel like burning up their bodies to leave no evidence
Do you feel like they don't even know how we feel
I feel that they hate us, we got to get real
Got to get real, real

I'm not willing

( Bellingham WA - 14-05-99 / Moby Grape Cover )

Nothin'
Nothin'
In the beginning
Nothing
Was really wrong
You got to know me
Just a little bit better
And then you were gone

You said you loved me
And you won't forgive me
And then you were gone

And I was so happy
I'm no longer willing to have you home
And I was so grateful
We can pick up the pieces and carry on

In the beginning
Nothin' really was ever wrong
Guess you got to know me a little bit better
'Cause then you were gone

Never doubting
Always faithful
He returns
Said he love me that he won't forgive me
And then he was gone

I'm so happy I'm no longer willing
Have him home
I'm so grateful that I can pick up the pieces
We can move along

'Cause in the beginning
Nothing really could ever be wrong
Then you get to know her just a little bit better
And then we were all gone

I'm so happy I'm no longer willing
To have him home
I'm so grateful we can pick up the pieces and move along

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

I Love You (Me Either)

( Duet with Karen Elson / Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited )

I love you, I love you
Yes I love you
Me either

Oh my love
Skin to skin
Like the search of a way

I go, I go and I come (I come)
Between you (you)
I go and I come
Between you
And I retain myself (myself)

I love you, I love you
Oh yes I love you
Me either

Oh my love
You're the wave
Me the naked island

You go, you go and you come
Between me
You go and you come
Between me
Still I retain myself (myself)

I love you, I love you
Oh yes I love you
Me either

Oh my love
Skin to skin
Like the search of a way

I go, I go and I come (I come)
Between you (you)
I go and I come
Between you
And I retain myself (myself)

You go, you go and you come
Between me
You go and you come
Between me
Still I retain myself

I love you, I love you
Oh yes I love you
Me either

Oh my love
There is no tomorrow
Like the search of a way

I go, I go and you come
Between you
I go and I come
In between you
No don't stop, no

It Ain't Fair

( Aretha Franklin Cover / Dark end of the street EP )

People all around me
But I don't even have a friend
Lord knows I keep trying
And He knows I just can't win
Everything I try to do
Seems to turn out wrong
Sometimes I wish
I never been born
It's a long, long time ???
??? all the time ???

Some people get lucky
They live the life of love and play
Lord knows I got to struggle me ???
All these ???
I believe I can get it
Cause my friend won't let me stop
Talking about Jesus, Jesus
Talking about Jesus, Jesus
Until ???

It's Alright To Fail

( The Hottest State - Soundtrack )

Out on the corner you look so pale
Your ghost is wandering home
But oh, baby, it's alright to fail

Your tongue is twisted
Your teeth are nails
They drove your voice from your throat
Oh, baby, it's alright to fail

Tell me, don't leave
Tell me, tell me

Your heart is beating
I hear it pound
If you've got something to say
Oh, baby, please don't let me down

Tell me, don't leave
Tell me, tell me

The night is coming
I hear the wail of people crying alone
But oh, baby, it's alright to fail
Oh, baby, it's alright to fail

I've Been Thinking

( On Handsome boy modeling school - White People LP )

Be my boy, be my boy
Be my boy, be my boy

Be my boy, be my boy
Be my boy, be my boy

I've been thinking about those things you said
I've been thinking about those things we did
I've been thinking about those things you do
I've been thinking about those things you made me do too

Be my boy, be my boy
Be my boy, be my boy

I was hypnotized
By your fairy eyes
Like a tiger in the dark
You were hungry from the start

Be my boy, be my boy
Be my boy, be my boy

Diamonds, candy pills
One million dollar bills
You can try
But you can't buy me, buy me

Diamonds, candy pills
One million dollar bills
You can try
But you can't buy me

You can slide slide
Slippity slide
Hip hop
And don't stop
I'll never be
On my knees

You can slide slide
Slippity slide
You can hip hop
And don't stop
'Cause I'll never be
On my knees

When I saw you on the street
I just had to look away
You were so sweet
Sexy Steez
Lay back relax
Street boy please
Wait a second it's gonna take awhile

Slide slide
Slippity slide
You can hip hop
And don't stop
I'll never be
On my knees

You can slide slide
Slippity slide
You can hip hop
And don't stop
I'll never be
On my knees

I've been thinking 'bout
Why you act so proud
I've been thinking 'bout
What's this shit about
Am I losin' control
Am I losin' my soul
Just tell me am I losin' you

Be my boy, be my boy
Be my boy, be my boy

Be my boy, be my boy
Be my boy, be my boy

Diamonds, candy pills
One million dollar bills
You can try
But you can't buy me

You can slide slide
Slippity slide
You can hip hop
And don't stop
'Cause I'll never be
On my knees

You can slide slide
Slippity slide
You can hip hop
And don't stop
'Cause I'll never be
On my knees

I've been thinking 'bout
I've been thinking about
I've been thinking 'bout
I've been thinking about
Losing you

*** Thanx a lot to Susan & Kyle for this one ***

I've Been Loving You Too Long

( Otis Redding Cover / Dark end of the street EP )

I've been loving you a little too long
I don't want to stop now, no

There were time
and your love is growing cold
Can't stop now
As our affair grows old

I've been loving you too long
I just can't stop, oh

With you my life
Life has been so wonderful
I just don't wanna stop now, oh, oh, oh
I can't, I can't, I can't
And I'm down on my knees for you
I just can't

I've been loving you
A little too long
I just don't want to stop, oh

I've been loving you
I've been loving you too long
I can't seem to stop myself
I can't seem to hold myself up on my ??
I love, I love
I love you

Johnny's Got a Gun

( Dead Moon )

You've crushed the resistence before it's begun
Silenced the voices who've dared to confront
Laying your hands upon all that you rule
Becoming the man who you overtrew
Now you better watch out
'Cause johnny's got a gun

You've got all the armies
You've got all the arms
You've got all the armories
The harbor's blockaded, the streets barricaded
Every thought is under lock and key
There's an idea rising that you can't detect
From the same poor souls you say you protect
There's a violent burning hatred in every mothers son
You better watch out, 'cause johnny's got a gun

You've anchored your warships
Cleared all the airstrips
Readied the seeds to decay
Stolen the youth to fill ranks in your troops
Keeping rebellion at bay
The fathers before you who now line the graves
Are being remembered before it's too late
And their sons you call rebels are coming one
You better watch out, 'cause johnny's got a gun

The hour's upon you, the past will soon haunt you
Yesterday becomes today
The helpless, the hopeless, the lost ones, the homeless
The weak can afford to be brave
There's only much a poor man can take
Before he no longer fears making mistakes
If dying's the answer, then dying be done
You better watch out, 'cause johnny's got a gun

They've come from the country
They've come from the country
They've come from the country
They've come from the country
The city and shore
They've come from the wind and the rain
The come from the fires who's ashes are cold
They come from the desert and snow
They fear they'll be dying but more than that fear
The cries of oppression that no ears can hear
Until every last rebel surrenders or runs
'Cause johnny's got a gun

King Rides By

( Sun Version - Bonus Track)

If time had a place
And space for your past
Like a little novel
I want to read again and again and again
Would I be in your novel
Would I begin and end in it

If I had a place
And space for your little boy eyes
Could you really believe, believe me
I, I dare you
I do not want to scare you
Anymore, anymore

Oh what a fuss when the king rides by
Oh what a fuss when the king rides
Straight through my heart
Straight through my life

I need your love more than you'll ever know
More than you'll ever know
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You don't miss your water
You don't miss your water
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone

Like I kiss and touch your hand
A million things I will never understand
Oh what a fuss when the king trades in
Oh what a fuss when the king trades

Oh love, my love
For someone else's hand
Need your love more than you'll ever know
Need your love more than you'll ever know

You don't miss your water
You don't miss your water
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
Till your well is gone
When your well is gone

Love to Be Silly

( The Covers Record Japanese release )

Apple the sailor girl
She lived in a cabbage world
Along came Annie she pinched her fanny
Apple the sailor girl

Billy was an alley cat
Alone and so afraid
Along came tweety and there he stayed
Eating fish bones from the old fish tray

Billy lived happily ever after
Every single day
Billy and tweety
Love to be silly
Billy and tweety
Love to be silly
Billy billy billy so silly
Billy and tweety

Making believe

( Jimmie Work - Live 2006 )

Making believe
I'll spend my lifetime
Loving you
And making believe

Making believe
My plans for the future
Will never come true
What else can I do

Can't hold you close
When you're not with me
You're somebody's love
You'll never be mine, mine

Making believe
I'll spend my lifetime
Loving you
And making believe

My plans for the future
They will never come true
Making believe
What else can I do

Can't hold you close
When you're not with me
You're somebody's love
You'll never be mine

Well a woman like me
I want a man like you
Well a woman like me
I want a man like you...

Mr. Soul

( Neil Young Cover / [live at Prospect Park 26-06-2004 )

Oh, hello Mr. Soul
I dropped by
To pick up a reason
For the thought that I caught that my head
Is the event of the season
Why in crowds just a trace of my face
Could seem so pleasin'
I'll cop out to the change
But a stranger is putting the tease on

I was down on a frown
When the messenger brought me a letter
I was raised by the praise of a fan
who said I upset her
Any girl in the world
could have easily known me better
She said, you're strange
But don't change and I let her

In a while will the smile on my face
In a while will the smile on my face
Turn to plaster
Stick around while the clown who is sick
Does the trick of disaster
For the race of my head and my face
Is moving much faster
Is it strange I should change
I don't know why don't you ask her

Is it strange I should change
I don't know why don't you ask her

Is it strange I should change
I don't know why don't you ask her

Naked, If I Want To

( Moby Grape / Jukebox Bonus EP )

Would you let me walk down your street
Naked if I want to
Can I flop fireworks on the fourth
Of every single July

Can I buy an amplifier
On time, my time
My sweet time

Well I ain't got no money
But I will pay you before I die
And I ain't got no money
But I will pay you before I die

And would you let me walk down your street
Naked if I want to
And can I flop fireworks on the fourth
Of every single July
Can I buy an aeroplane like the rolling stones
We're high in all the blue sky

Well I ain't got no mercy
I say what I want this time
And I ain't got no mercy
I will pay you after I die
Die, die, die

Psychic Hearts

 ( Thurston / live )

I know you have a fucked up life
Growing up in a stupid town
Your mother was a mixed up jerk
And your father he just fucked around
A little too much for his own good
I'd kill the bastard if I could
I'd kill all the boys with their fucked up noise
And all the bullshit they seem to enjoy

The kids at school
Called you slut
Nothing but
And what the fuck are they into
The stupid fools
Losers assholes suck all the luck
Out of the world the world for you
If I can get it back to you I will
And kick their asses all over town
All over town I'll turn it over

And I don't even know you that well
What the hell summer spell

What's it like
Going out
And no one knows what you're about
Abused and used and cut in two
By hollow man with nothing to do

Laugh all the time try to get high
And try to hide behind the lie

They fucked your head up
That's for sure
Your heart is ripped now wrapped in fur
But you know that sex is pretty insane
And magic seems to kill the pain
And the things that go on inside your brain
Makes you seem to think that you're to blame
Don't think about it
Throw it out
Love 'em all and say it loud
Fight the scumbags that slap you around
Scream your crazy lost and found
We don't have to tell you what is right
We have all the faith that it was not right

Sadness is and sadness was
And sadness will always be because
Comfort comes around from the strangest of men

I got no time for sad songs baby
Don't need you to say I'm crazy
Stick your tongue and you look at me
And I will bite it off you see
Push you down onto your knees
Do you laugh away the flees

You're not the only one in town
But you're the only one that's got me down
A psychic hearts go out to you
A psychic heart go round to you

My prayer to you
Is that you do all the things you set out to do
And live your life the way you love
But will you remember one thing for me
I will always love you
I will always love you

*** Thanx a lot to Jennifer who corrected some mistakes ***

Rebel

(Live White Session)

From the first city to the lives we loved
And the loves we lost

Oh you are the only one
My indirect son

Rebel rebel you
Are the only one

From the first city to the south-eastern bus station
Feel so sad
Na na na na na na na na

Free the old rebel

Boy with a buffalo tattoo on his arm
And one on his shoulderblade
Just a space and dirty hands

He was spinng faster faster faster
And when I came
It was a God-given day

Free old rebel
Free the old rebel

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

(Live)

From the first city to the lives that we loved
And the loves that we lost

Rebel rebel
Rebel you are
The only one

Boy with a buffalo tattoo on his arm
And one on his shoulderblade
Chest a space and dirty hand
???

He was spinng faster faster faster faster
When I came it was a God-given day

Free old rebel
Free the old rebel
Let him go

From the first city to the south-eastern bus station
Seems so sad
And since you can't spell "sad"
Don't feel bad

From the first city from to the loves we lost
And the lives that we loved
Rebel rebel
Rebel you are
The only ones

Free the old rebel
Free the old rebel
Let him go

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

Red Apples

( Smog )

I went down to the river
To meet the widow
She gave me an apple
It was red

I slept in her black arms
For a century
She wanted nothing in return
I gave her nothing in return
I gave her nothing in return

The ghost of her husband
Beautiful as a horse
Pulled up an apple cart
Full of millions of red apples

For us

Remember me

( Otis Redding - Emusic session EP )

Remember me
Don't ever forget me, child
We are all only here
Just for a little while

You remember that guy
That guy you were dating
He broke your heart
And then just walked away

Yes, you did now

You remember when you were sick
You were crippled and you were lame
I stood by your bedside
'Til you were on your feet again

Yes, I did now

You were tired
And you wanted to be free
I need someone
To stand just right by me

All day and all night
Again and again and again
I can't stop now
hmm

With you my life, my life
Has been so wonderful
I need your love
I need you to hold
All day and all night

Remember me
Don't ever forget me child
We are all only here
Just for a little while
Please, please, remember me

Sad, Sad Song

(M. Ward cover / 'Transfiguration of Vincent' LP)

Went to the doctor
I said doctor please
What do you do when your true love leaves
Said the hardest thing in the world to do
Is to find somebody who believes in you

Make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song
Make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song

So I went to the whipper whale
I said killer whale please
What do you do when your true love leaves
She said I only have one trick up my sleeve
I sing it over and over til he comes back to me

I make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song
I make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song

Went to my papa
I said papa, please
What do you do when your true love leaves
He said the hardest thing in the world to do
Is to find somebody who believes in you

I make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song
Make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song

So I went to the whale
I said killer whale please
What do you do when your true love leaves
He said I only have bout one trick up my sleeve
I sing it over and over til she comes back to me

I make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song
Make a sad, make a sad
Make a sad, sad song

Went to my mama
I said mama, please
What do you do when your true love leaves
She said the hardest thing in the world to do
Is to find somebody who believes in you


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

Schizophrenia's Weighted Me Down

Weighted Down (The Prison Song) lyrics written by Skip Spence
Schizophrenia lyrics written by Thurston Moore
Schizophrenia's Weighted Me Down music written by Chan Marshall

Weighted down by possessions
Weighted down by the gun
Waited down by the river for you to come

And who socks were you darning, poor darling
While I was away, away too long
I went away to see an old friend of mine
Sister came over and knew she was out of her mind
She says "Jesus has a twin who don't know nothing about sin"
She was half crazy and out of her mind

Weighted down by possessions
Weighted down with a gun
Waiting down by the river for you to come

Her light eyes were dancing she is insane
Her brother says she's just a bitch on a golden chain
She keeps coming closer saying
"I can feel it in my bones, schizophrenia is taking me home"

Weighted down by possessions
I'm weighted down with my gun
I'm waiting down by the river for you to come.

She's Got You

( Patsy Cline / Jukebox Bonus EP )

I got your picture
You give to me
And it still looks the same
From when you were here
The only thing different
The only thing new
Is I've got your picture
She's got you

I've got your memory
Or has it got me
I really don't know
But I know you won't let me be

I've got the records
We used to share
And they still sound the same
As when you were here
The only thing different
The only thing new
I've got the records
She's got you

I've got his memories
Or has they got me
I really don't know
Well I know it won't let me be

I've got your class ring
You gave to me
And it still shines the way
Whe you were here
The only thing different
The only thing new
I've got these little things
But she's got you

I've got his memories
Or has they got me
I really don't know
Well I know it won't let me be
She's got you

She Loves You So Hard

( Live at KVRX austin on 10-03-98 )

Walking through woods in the streets every nights
I walked into people who walk too close
Into each other they're hanging so bright
I am told as a mother you may remember her

She loves you, she loves you, she loves you so hard
The wonder the person to have you cannot
Charley is a sinner, tell me teacher
To put on your light and then turn around

Ah ah ah!

In the name of the father but never the ghost
Me I need the money for those just as hard
Who hung he said for the laidies I'll pretend That he did

She loves you, she loves you, she loves you so hard
The wonder the person to have you cannot
Charley is a sinner, tell me teacher
To put on your light and then turn around

If there ever was a religious figure
In my age it don't count to have butter cup house

Silent machine is here to make sure
To put on your light and then turn around
You lie, you lie, you lie...a lie

Ah ah ah!

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

Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again

( Bob Dylan Cover / I'm not there OST )

Oh, the ragman draws circles
Up and down the block
I'd ask him what the matter was
But I know that he don't talk

And the ladies treat him kindly
And furnish him with tape,
But deep inside his heart
I know I can't escape

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

Well, Shakespeare, he's in the alley
With his pointed shoes and his bells
Speaking to some French girl
Who says she knows him well

And I would send a message
To find out if she's talked
But the post office has been stolen
And the mailbox is locked

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

Mona tried to tell me
To stay away from the train line
She said that all the railroad men
Just drink up your blood like wine

And he said, "Oh, I didn't know that,
But then again, there's only one I've met
And he just smoked my eyelids
And punched my cigarette."

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

Grandpa died last week
And now he's buried in the rocks
But everybody still talks about
How badly they were shocked

But me, I expected it to happen
I knew he'd lost control
When he built a fire on Main Street
And shot it full of holes

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

Now the senator came down here
Showing everyone his gun
Handing out free tickets
To the wedding of his son

And me, I nearly got busted
And wouldn't it be my luck
To get caught without a ticket
And be discovered beneath a truck

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

Now the preacher looked so baffled
When I asked him why he dressed
With twenty pounds of headlines
Stapled to his chest

But he cursed me when I proved it to him
Then I whispered, "Not even you can hide
You see, you're just like me
I hope you're satisfied."

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

Now the rainman gave me two cures
Then he said, "Jump right in."
The one was Texas medicine
The other was just railroad gin

And like a fool I mixed them
And it strangled up my mind
And now people just get uglier
And I have no sense of time

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

When Ruthie says come see her
In her honky-tonk lagoon
Where I can watch her waltz for free
'Neath her Panamanian moon
And he says, "Aw come on now,
You must know about my debutante."
And she says, "Your debutante just knows what you need
But I know what you really want."

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

Now the bricks lay on Grand Street
Where the neon madmen climb
They all fall there so perfectly
It all seems so well timed

And here I sit so patiently
Waiting to find out what price
You have to pay to get out of
Going through all these things twice

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Memphis blues again

The Ocean

( The Velvet Underground / Bellingham WA - 14-05-99 )

Here comes the ocean
Here comes the ocean and the waves
Oh there's a hollow hair
Part of a figure head
All over your head
It nearly drive me crazy
Here comes the ocean
I am a lazy son
I am a lazy son
I never get things done
It nearly drive me crazy

The Leopard & the Lamb

When the leopard 
And the lamb
Sleeping hand in hand

Hey come outside
Let's make a memory
Hey step outside
Let's make a memory

When the leopard
And the lamb
Sleeping hand in hand

With the cold wind
Blowing
There's no way of knowing
Just where we're going

When the leopard 
And the lamb
Sleeping hand in hand

The Werewolf Song (live version)

( Michael Hurley / Live)

Oh the werewolf, oh the werewolf
Comes a steppin' along
He don't even break the branches
Where he's been gone

You can hear his long holler from away 'cross the moor
That's the holler of a werewolf when he's feelin' poor

He goes out in the evenin' when the bats 're on the wing
An' he's killed some young maiden before the birds sing

For the werewolf, for the werewolf
Have sympathy
'Cause the werewolf he is someone
Just like you an' me

Once I saw him in the moonlight when the bats were a flyin'
All alone I saw the werewolf and the werewolf was cryin'

Cryin' nobody, nobody, nobody knows
How much I love the maiden as I tear off his cloths
Cryin' nobody, nobody, knows of my pain
When I see it has risen that full moon again

When I see that moon movin' through the clouds in the sky
I get a crazy feelin' an' I wonder why

Oh the werewolf, Oh the werewolf
Comes travelin' along
He don't even break the branches
Where he's been gone

For the werewolf have pity, not fear, an' not hate
'Cause the werewolf might be someone that you've known of late

Oh the werewolf, oh the werewolf
Comes travelin' along
He don't even crush the leaves
Where he's been gone

Tonight You Belong to Me

( Words & Music by Billy Rose & Lee David, 1926 / Eddie Vedder 'ukele songs')

I know you belong to somebody new
But tonight you belong to me

Although we're apart
You're part of my heart
But tonight you belong to me

Way down
By the stream
How sweet
It will seem
Once more
Just to dream
In the moonlight
My honey I know
With the dawn
That you will be gone
But tonight you belong to me
But tonight you belong to me

Tracks of My Tears

( Smokey Robinson & the Miracles cover - Live 2006 )

People say I'm the life of the party
'Cause I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I'm blue

So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you
Need you

Since you left me if you see me with another boy
Seeming like I'm having fun
Although he may be cute
He's just a substitute
Because you're the permanent one

So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you
Need you

Outside I'm masquerading
Inside my hope is fading
Just a clown oh yeah
Since you put me down
My smile is my make up
I wear since my break up with you

So take a good look at my face
You'll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you
Need you

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

Up and Gone

( Peel Acres 2001 )

Want to rule the outlands
And I want to rule the sea
But if you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally

I don't want no heavy dogmas
And pearls crush my teeth
I just want my sailor
To sail back to me

The captain has a treasure
(he) says I hold the key
Only roses swim and blossom to you and me

Want to rule the outlands
And I want to rule the sea
But if you're not coming back
I will sleep eternally

Every time you're up and gone
I'll be up and gone
Just as long as I can

Every time he be up and gone
He be up and gone
Just as long as you tell me

Want to rule the outlands
And I want to rule the sea
But if he's not coming back
I will sleep eternally

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

War Pigs

( Black Sabbath cover - Live at Austin City Limits with the Flaming Lips )

Wayne Coyne : Generals gathered in their masses
Chan Marshall : Just like witches at black masses
Wayne Coyne : Evil minds that plot destruction
Chan Marshall : Sorcerers of death's construction

Wayne Coyne : In the fields the bodies burnin'
Chan Marshall : As the war machines keep turnin'
Wayne Coyne : Death and hatred to mankind
Chan Marshall : Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Wayne Coyne & Chan Marshall : Oh Lord yeah!

Wayne Coyne :
Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor
Yeah!

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess

Wayne Coyne & Chan Marshall : Wait till their judgement day comes
Chan Marshall : Yeah!

Wayne Coyne : Now the darkened world starts turnin'
Chan Marshall : As shit and the bodies burn
Wayne Coyne : People, war pigs have the power
Chan Marshall : Hand of God has struck the hour

Wayne Coyne : Day of judgement, God is calling
Chan Marshall : On their knees the war pigs crawling
Wayne Coyne : Begging mercies for their sins
Chan Marshall : Satan laughing, spreads his wings
Oh lord yeah!

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

We Dance

( Pavement )

There are no castrations here
In a chair you will be with me

We dance, we dance
No-one will dance
With us

Jump, jump, jump, sing ...

They got some brazilian nuts
For your engagements
Check that expiration date, man
It's later than you think

You can enjoy yourself
I can enjoy myself
You can enjoy yourself
I can enjoy myself

Maybe we could dance together
Maybe we could dance together
But you know no-one will dance with us
You know no-one dares to dance with us

This time i see you
There will be
Fine times for ever
And you'll never get lost

Who Knows Where the Time Goes

( Fairport Convention Cover / Dark end of the street EP )

Sad, deserted shore
Your fickle friends are leaving
But I am not alone
While my love is here

Who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

Sad, deserted streets
Your fickle friends are leaving
But I still count the time
When my love was here

Who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

Across the morning sky
All the birds are leaving
But how can they know
It's time for them to go

Before the winter fire
I will still be dreaming
I have no, I have no thought of time
No, of time

Wolf Among Wolves

( Bonnie Prince Billy cover / Live )

Loves a soul
That I have never been
A dog among dogs
A woman among men
And every night
When I come home to him
He holds a phantom
He kisses and he hugs her
And I am not
Averse to how he loves her
Why can't I be
Loved as what I am

A wolf among wolves and not as a woman
Among men

He craves a home
That he can go in
A darkened cave
I have never seen
Not in my life
And not even in my dreams

Why can't I be loved
As what I am

A wolf among wolves and not as a woman
Among men

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

Wonderwall

( Live Peel Session 2000 / Oasis Cover )

Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realised what you gotta do
And I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

Backbeat the word is on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realised what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're a wonderwall

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

Ye Auld Triangle

( The Pogues Cover / Dark end of the street EP )

A hungry feeling, came over me stealing
And the mice were squealing in my prison cell
And that auld triangle, went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

Oh to start the morning with the warden bawling
Get up out of bed you, and clean out your cell
And that auld triangle, went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

The screw was peeping and the lag was sleeping
As he lay weeping for his girl Sal
And that auld triangle, went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

On a fine spring evening, the lag lay dreaming
And the seagulls were wheeling high above the wall
And that auld triangle, went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

Oh the wind was sighing, and the day was dying
As the lag lay crying in his prison cell
And that auld triangle, went jingle bloody jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

In the women's prison there are seventy women
And I wish it was with them that I did dwell
And that auld triangle, went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

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