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

Led by vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan, Echobelly fused the ironic, self-absorbed viewpoint of the Smiths with stylish Blondie posturing and a solid guitar crunch. Defiantly politically correct, the group cultivated a fair amount of praise within the British press at the beginning of their career, but as the Brit-pop craze of the mid-'90s wore on, the group was slowly eclipsed by such contemporaries as Elastica and Sleeper. Nevertheless, Echobelly earned a dedicated cult following in the U.S. and U.K., as well as a devoted fan base within Japan. Madan formed Echobelly circa 1992 with Glenn Johansson (guitar), Debbie Smith (guitar), Alex Keyser (bass), and Andy Henderson (drums). The group's first single, "Bellyache," was released in late 1993 to positive reviews from the U.K. weekly music press and managed to debut at number 15 on the indie charts. By early 1994, they broke the Top 40 with "I Can't Imagine the World Without Me." Everybody's Got One, the band's debut album, was released in the fall of 1994 to positive reviews and strong sales within the U.K.; it was released in the U.S. in the spring of 1995 to little attention. By the summer of 1995, British indie guitar music had overtaken the pop consciousness, and Echobelly were poised to break into the mainstream. Though the band was plagued by some behind-the-scenes problems ó bassist Alex Keyser was replaced by James Harris after the recording of their second album, On ó they didn't quite manage to make the leap. "Great Things," the first single from On, entered the charts at number 13, but each subsequent single, and the album itself, didn't fare as well. Nevertheless, the group retained a strong following within Japan over the course of 1995, where they were considered superstars. In 1997, Echobelly issued Lustra.



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Everyone's got one
- 1994 -

Today Tomorrow Sometimes Never
Father, Ruler, King, Computer
Give her a gun
I can't imagine the world without me
Bellyache
Taste of you
Insomniac
Call me names
Close ... But
Cold feet warm heart
Scream
 


On
- 1995 -

Car fiction
King of the Kerb
Great things
Natural animal
Go away
Pantyhose and roses
Something hot in a cold country
Four letter word
Nobody like you
In the year
Dark therapy
Worms and angels


Lustra
- 1997 -

Bulldog Baby
I'm Not a Saint
Here Comes the Big Rush
Iris Art
The World Is Flat
Everyone Knows Better
Wired On
O
Bleed
Paradise
Angel B
Lustra

People are expensive
- 2001 -

Fear of flying
Tell me why
Down to earth
People are expensive (Instrumental)
Digit
Dying
Kali Yuga
Everything is all
A map is not the territory
Ondine
Point dume


Gravity Pulls
- 2004 -

Gravity Pulls
To Get Me Thru the Good Times
You Started A Fire In the Heart Of A Wasted Life
Djinn
Big Sky Mind
Strangely Drawn
A Good Day
What You Deserve
One In A Million
All Tomorrow Brings


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Everyone's got one

Today tomorrow sometimes never
 
Today I can't seem to find what i'm searching for,
Oh well maybe tommorrow,
I wait, devious thoughts, but no inspiration at all,
I have shut down.

Generations, lost in the haze of these apathy days,
When everyone falls,
Segregation someone to blame but the problems remain,
When everyone falls.

Somewhere looking for shelter i still can't find myself,
I am alone,
Aware is it my colour or culture who can tell,
Should we be hated for ourselves,
Where should we go.

Generations lost in the haze of these apathy days,
When everyone falls,
Segregation someone to blame, but the problems remain,
When everyone falls.

Are you with me sometime or never,
Are you with me sometime or never,
Or never, never, never,
Don't let me down.

Generations, lost in the haze of these apathy days,
When everyone falls,
Segregation, someone to blame, but the problems remain,
When everyone falls,
Generations, lost in the haze of these apathy days,
When everyone falls.

Today tommorrow sometimes never,
Today tommorrow sometimes never.

Today tommorrow sometimes never,
Today tommorrow sometimes never,
Today tommorrow sometimes never.

Father ruler king computer 

Is it wrong to be alone,
An adventure of my own,
A celebration of myself and me,
Discovering what i can be,
The half a couple fantasy.

Oh luck is on my side,
I celebrate my life,
Don't try to come,
Don't pin me down with vows and flowers.

I was brought up, I've been told,
That a husband is the goal,
What connotations in these loaded words,
A spinster and a batchelor,
I am whole all by myself,
I don't need nobody else.

Oh luck is on my side,
I celebrate my life,
Don't try to come,
Don't pin me down with vows and flowers.

Oh luck is on my side,
I celebrate my life,
Don't try to come,
Don't pin me down with vows and flowers.

Father ruler king computer
Father ruler king computer
Father ruler king computer

Hello destiny is this what you want from me,
Don't anybody try to stop me.

Oh luck is on my side,
I celebrate my life,
Don't try to come,
Don't pin me down with vows and flowers.

Oh luck is on my side,
I celebrate my life,
Don't try to come,
Don't pin me down,
Don't pin me down.

Give her a gun 

Let the fear dislocate,
Lest we frown upon the female agressor,
Makes no sense, goes against the gender,
Let her anger curse the years of oppression,
Blame the mother, sell the sister,
Before she blows you away.

Won't someone give her a gun,won't someone,
Won't someone give her a gun, won't someone.

In a lifetime full of changes,
A woman's group is still a second-class convention,
Look around who has the power,
Am I a big mouth with a fix of paranoia,
On your side, on your side,
Not here for the ride.

Won't someone give her a gun,won't someone,
Won't someone give her a gun, won't someone.
Oh oh a gun.

Half the population, one percent of wealth,
Half the population, one percent of wealth,
Blame the mother sell the sister,
Blame the mother, sell the sister,
Oh before I blow you away.

Won't someone give her a gun, won't someone,
Won't someone give her a gun, won't someone,
Won't someone give her a gun, won't someone,
Won't someone give her a gun, won't someone.

I can't imagine the world without me

What I tell is a different story,
What i have, I take, then give it all away,
So if you'd like to come this way,
Then help me climb the walls that stand before me.

I wanna know,
If this is just a game,
Can anybody play,
Can everybody win,
Can you believe it,

I may be lost, i may be blind,
I may be cursing most of the time
But it's half the fun,
And in this world we spin and shout
We want it all we want it now,
They said "oh shut your mouth
You don't know what you talk about".

I wanna know,
If this is just a game,
Can anybody play,
Can everybody win.

Another show another scene,
The city sleeps below you sing a lullaby,
Another show another scene and,
I can't imagine the world without me,
I can't imagine the world without me,
I can't imagine the world without me, Hey,
I'm on a roll, i'm on a roll, la la la la.

I'm on a roll la la la la,
I'm on a roll la la la la,
I'm on a roll la la la la,
Me me me me me me me me me,
Me me me me me me me me.

Bellyache

Impotence, the price of a dark affair,
It's more than a bellyache,
There's something alive in here.

What do I, what do I care now that it's over,
What do I care I, what do i care now that it's over.

Splinters...shatter my one track mind
I lie on a sea of nails and thorns
Spitting out the same old line.

Oh. what do I, what do I care now that it's over,
What do I care I, what do I care now that it's over.

Now you shoot me down,
Serenade my ears my heart i'm falling falling,
Echoing your sound.

Winter's breath all fall down,
Spin me out and spin me round,
Enter darkness enter lies, oh no.

What do I, what do I care now that it's over
What do I care I what do I care now that it's over
Now you shoot me down, serenade my ears my heart
I'm falling, falling, echoing your sound.

Taste of you

Now the fire has gone away,
I face you with a broken pen,
And sympathy and gratitude,
dissolve into disaray.
I relied, undisguised,
Followed all you'd say,

Was your weakness momentary,
You're devotion temporary.

It's a question of taste,
Like a slap in the face,
Let the vain do what they do,
Did you laugh at my innocence.

Custom made but gone astray,
Erase you with a pencilhead,
I'm bulletproof now I hide,
But somehow i was happy then,
do you know, how lost, how lost, how lost,

Was your weakness, momentary,
Your devotion, temporary.

It's a question of taste, like a slap in the face,
It's a question of taste, let the vain do,
What they do, did you laugh at my innocence.

I don't want to live forever, I just want some... ohohohoh
I don't want to live forever, I just want some...ohohohoh

Insomniac

I think you ought to know,
I think we've lost control dear,
Whatever turned you on,
You put it up your nose dear,
And though the feeling was sublime,
I think we're running out of time,
'Cos when you found it, you'd fix it,
Then lose it and then you'd go.

Will you be long, will you be long dear,
Will you be long, i'm waiting,
No sleep at all, carry me home,
No sleep at all, carry me home,
Won't you take me there.

I serenade the walls,
Young people have it all dear
And surely life is a gas,
We never had it bad dear
Oh was it pointless from the start
Or did we cultivate the arts
I swim in circles, in puddles, in trouble and then I go
Will I be long, will I be long dear,
Will I be strong, you're waiting

No sleep at all, carry me home,
No sleep at all, carry me home,
Won't you take me here,
I don't feel good inside,
I don't feel good inside,
My darling don't you cry, home, home.

No sleep at all, carry me home,
No sleep at all, carry me home,
Won't you, won't you home home, won't you take me there,
I'm ready home, home, won't you take me there,
I'm willing home, home, won't you take me there,
I want you home, home, won't you take me there.

Call me names

I say i've been meaning to move your way,
I hope that no one will make fun of me,
I go live in a new society, I wanna live in it, live in it,
Wanna learn, wanna live, live wanna learn,
Wanna live it it, live in it, oh i'm ready to learn.

I don't know,is it the same for everyone,
Maybe that i've done something wrong,
Why do they call me names.

Outside, will you come out and play with me,
I've been scrubbing at my skin you see,
But the colour still remains on me,
I wanna be the same, be the same,
Wanna be, wanna be the same as you,
Wanna be the same, be the same,
Oh i'm ready to go.

I don't know, is it the same for everyone,
Maybe that i've done something wrong,
Why do they call me names.

Why do you call me names X4
Call me names X11
Why do you call me names X2
Why, call me names
Oh why, call me names.

Close ... But

You're moving in a circle,
I'm coming on in a little dizzy spells,
And the room is all forlorn,
We could be stuck in substance hell,
Some more of this is what we need,
So hand in hand and off we sway.

I'm not that close, I'm not that close to you,
I'm not that close, I'm not that close to you.

Your face is taking pictures of itself,
I close my eyes and sighs explode,
We sellotape the telephone,
And all the little voices grow,
Some more of this is what we need,
So hand in hand and off we sway.

I'm not that close, i'm not that close to you, oh oh oh,
I'm not that close, I'm not that close to you,
It's only the state I'm in and i'm about to come down,
It's only the mess within in about to come out.
La la la la la,la ....

It's only the state I'm in, I'm about to come down,
It's only the mess within is about to come out,
I'm not that close, I'm not that close to you,
I'm not that close, I'm not that close to you.
No

Cold feet warm heart

You were grounded,
Hadn't eaten or slept for days,
When I found you,
You're washed out,
Your life, your loves,
Everyone founders,
But you are a spell that i'm under.

Alive, live for the rest of your life,
You're alive, live for the rest of your life,
It's the way it goes.

You were wounded,
Suck the poison from your vein,
Sow a seed for you,
A fever once again,
Your life, your death,
Everything's wrong,
But you are the heart of this song.

Alive, live for the rest of your life,
You're alive, live for the rest of your life,
You're alive, live, live, live, la la la la la la live,
You are alive, you are alive.

It's the way it goes,
It's the way we are,
It's the way we chose,
It's the way we are.

My life your death,
Everyone founders,
But you are a spell that i'm under.

Alive, live for the rest of your life
You're alive, live for the rest of your life
You're alive, live, live, live, la la la la la la live,
You are alive, you are alive.

Scream
 
What's it all about ah ha ha,
Spent my whole life praying for a chance to be here,
And things are not the same as expected,
It's been a hard time.

Oh to be wrong,
There's no heaven in the sky,
Have you ever,
Well here's your chance and you can't tell me
This is wrong
There's no heaven in the sky
Have you ever, have you ever, have you ever
Cared to scream.

First you steal my breath ha ha ha,
And now i'm short on trust,
I stand up for the test,
And then I lie down.

Oh to be wrong,
There's no heaven in the sky,
Have you ever,
Well here's your chance and you can't tell us,
This is wrong,
There's no heaven in the sky,
Have you ever, have you ever, have you ever
Cared to scream,
Cared to scream.

Let me take you down,
'Cos i feel divine,
Like some holy cow,
On a fallen shrine,
Like a waterfall,
Made of alcohol
Oh why, tell me why.

Waiting for a friend ah ha ha,
It's been a long time,
I'm waiting here again,
Such a long time.

Long, Long, Long,
Long, Long, long,
You, oh you bring me down,
You, you kill me,
You kill me,
You kill me.

On

Car fiction

In a taxi chasing for the sun,
All around us strangers everyone,
With no hope for what they hope for,
We could drive all of our tears away.

Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho.

In a taxi ride that ends too soon,
The city skyline tries to kick the moon,
We have no time for what they wait for,
We can drive all of our tears away.

Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho.

You and I against the walled in generation,
You and I could kick the walls away,
We have no time for what they wait for,
We can run fast we can run far.

Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho run run away,
Maybe we could run away,
Oh oh ho.

King of the Kerb

Sugar smile savvy,
The king of the kerb,
Got a temper in the style of a bomb,
Got his friends in his pocket,
Or safe behind bars,
All the local boys know what he's done.

He turns if on, he turns it on, he turns it on.
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Safe while you're paying out for your health,
They're the kings of the kerb,
And everybody knows what they're worth.

Sugar smile savvy,
The king of the kerb,
Keeps the order in this part of the town,
All the shadows in the alley,
The shapes at the bar,
Like to service him when he does the round.

He turns if on, he turns it on, he turns it on.
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Safe while you're paying out for your health,
They're the kings of the kerb,
And everybody knows what they're worth.

Safe from harm and safe from greed,
A little protection is at that you need,
Safe from harm and safe from greed,
They're just a racket machine.

Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there doing it for you,
Same boys doing it for themselves,
There's somebody out there looking it for you,
Safe while you're paying out for your health,
They're the kings of the kerb,
They're the kings of the kerb,
They're the kings of the kerb,
And everybody knows what they're worth.

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

Great thing

I wanna do great things,
I don't wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
I wanna know everything,
I wanna do great things,
I don't wanna compromise,
I wanna know what love is,
Is it something I do to myself.

All is fair in love and war,
Or so they say and so the saying goes,
But I've seen more broken hearts,
Than you can count the bullets in a war,
Oh what do I know,
There's gotta be so much I don't know.

I wanna do great things,
I don't wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
I wanna try everything,
I wanna do great things,
I don't wanna compromise,
I wanna know what love is,
Is it something I do to myself,
Something I do to myself.

What is life apart from memories or
Dreams and friendships we have known
And it smells childhood tales
Contemplating clothes that you have worn
Oh what do I know
There's gotta be so much I don't know

I wanna do great things,
I don't wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
Is it something I do to myself,
Something I do to myself.

Never wanted many things,
Except the chance to learn,
From my mistakes
Funny how you never learn,
But know them when they,
Come around again,
Oh what do I know,
There's gotta be so much I don't know.

I wanna do great things,
I don't wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
I wanna try everything,
I wanna do great things,
I don't wanna compromise,
I wanna know what love is,
Is it something I do to myself,
Something I do to myself,
Something you do to yourself.

Natural Animal

In and out of prison,
Sitting in a pit of a cell,
Lick the blood of the wall,
Razor blade love letter hell,
So you left me there,
Didn't care that they'd break down the door,
Were you really late,
Did you run away,
Left me to be caught.

Where are you now?,
Where are you now?,
You're supposed to be a friend of mine,
You're supposed to be a friend of mine.

In and out of trouble,
Pushed in a school full of fools,
I'm a natural animal,
Bent by the rules,
You know what I've done,
It's in everyone,
Lurking in the cold,
And you taught me all that I've ever known,
Why let me go?.

Where are you now?,
Where are you now?,
You're supposed to be a friend of mine,
You're supposed to be a friend of mine.

Save the life of my own,
Save the life of my own,
Where are you now?,
Where are you now?.

Go away

Here it comes the fools parade,
Another clueless masquerade,
And they're way too slow,
A waste of space,
Yes they're way too slow,
Get out of the way.

Go away,
In my way,
Go away,
In the way oh.

Here we go a suckers ride,
Hearts and minds are paralyzed,
And they're way too stupid,
They'll be just fine,
Yes they're way too stupid,
A waste of time,
Everybody's looking for something,
Everybody's looking for clues,
And they're way too late,
They missed the news,
And they think they're great,
With their fucked up points of view.

Go away,
In my way,
Go away,
In the way oh.

All because you thought for yourself now,
Naughty girl you thought for yourself now.

Go away,
Go away.

Pantyhose and roses

She leaves her brains at the door,
She drops her guts on the floor,
She only listens out for everyday noises,
She very calmly ignores,
The littie things she abhors,
She's made her mind up to be tidy.

It could change, it will never,
It could change, it will never,
It could change, it will never,
It could change, it will never,
It could change.

He keeps his fingernails neat,
He cleans the car once a week,
He keeps an eye out for resistitle bargains,
But everynight in his sleep,
He dreams of sex on the street,
He longs for pantyhose and roses.

It could change, it will never,
It could change, it will never,
It could change, it will never,
It will change, it could never,
It could change, change,
Oh!.

All these years, all this time,
Learn to suffer, compromise,
Turn away, tolerate,
Learn to suffer what you hate.

And it could change, it will never,
It could change, it will never,
It could change, it will never,
It will change, it could never,
It could change, change.

You got me walking alone,
You got me walking alone,
You got me walking alone,
You got me walking alone.

Something hot in a cold country

You should have been a rambler,
A counterfeit gambler,
Would you steal the sunflowers for me,
I see you've been fighting,
With molotov writing,
They tried to drag you under, I see.

Did they try to tell you you're strange,
Did they try to push you away,
Hold on.

Feed the fire, fan the flame,
TiII the world remembers your name,
Till you found of the sight what you see.

Feed the fire, fan the flame,
Till the world remembers your name,
Something hot in a cold country.

Hold on to your spirits,
You're a pain, not a poet,
You're special and they know it,
They can see,
They throw a net that pins you to the ground,
Don't let their blindness bring you down,
Be stubborn and enioy it like me.

Did they try to tell you you're strange,
Did they try to push you away,
Hold on.

Feed the fire, fan the flame,
TiII the world remembers your name,
Till you found the fire that you see.

Feed the fire, fan the flame,
Till the world remembers your name,
Something hot in a cold country.

I won't see you falling,
Hold on Hold on.

Feed the fire, fan the flame,
Till the world remembers your name,
Till you find out the sight that you see.

Feed the fire, fan the flame,
Till the world remembers your name,
Something hot in a cold country.

I won't see you falling,
Hold on.

Four letter word

What a nice surprise,
Well have I spoilt your appetite,
And I told you once,
I told you once,
So let me tell you twice,
I wanted to say,
A toast to emotion,
Raise your glasses high,
And turn them this way,
A balance of hormones,
That make you feel like no one else,
Make you just the sane.

Here's to love, here's to hate,
Here's to all the things that makes me realise,
This is a four letter word,
Here's to fear, here's to fate,
Here's to all the things that makes me realise,
This is a four letter word oh oh.

It's coming loud and clear,
God I fancy you my dear,
Well I might be wrong,
I might be wrong,
I might need glasses all along,
My deepest emotions,
Nothing more than chemical equations,
Symphonies of stimulants,
Swimming round in a beating gland,
Really caused a traffic jam.

Here's to love, here's to hate,
Here's to everything that makes me realise,
This is a four letter word,
Here's to fear, here's to fate,
Here's to all the things that makes me realise,
This is a four letter word,
Here's to love, here's to hate,
Here's to everything that makes me realise,
This is a four letter word.

Nobody like you

Inside it harbours,
Desire bruises my skin,
So near I'm hungry,
I'd like to have more,
In control, I've lost it,
l'd like to try it again,
It warms inside me,
We're moving one step closer each time.

There's nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody like you anyway, oh anyway,
There's nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody can touch you,
Nobody like you anyway oh anyway,
Everyone knows.

We fall, slow motion,
I taste your breath in my veins,
Like waves, vibrations,
It's coming up again,
Let me climb inside you,
Caress your fever tongue,
Spread my wings around you,
And we can slide.

There's nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody like you anyway, oh anyway,
There's nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody can touch you,
Nobody like you anyway oh anyway,
Everyone knows.

I've always craved,
I tried to feed the hunger of an empty grave,
You've shown me secrets I've not forgotten,
l'll give you all the love that I take,
That I take.

Inside it harbours,
Desire bruises my skin,
So near I'm hungry,
We're moving one step closer each time.

There's nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody like you anyway, oh anyway,
There's nobody like you,
Nobody like you,
Nobody can touch you,
Nobody like you anyway oh anyway.

There's nobody like you,
Can you can you can oh oh oh,
There's nobody like you,
Can you can you can oh oh oh,
There's nobody like you,
Can you can you can oh oh oh.

In the year

In the year when your bicycle broke,
You were crying in the yard,
But the world was a glorious game,
New adventures stole your heart.

It will come, it will go,
But you hold on to what you know,
You play your part,
You play your part,
You only full for what you really want to.

In the year when the future was lost,
You were fighting in the class,
Headed west with your wits and snarl,
Left your parents in the past,
'78 was the year you explored,
Tore your clothes and shaved your head,
Joined a band with a broken down van,
Thought your life was really swell.

It will come, it will go,
But you hold on to what you know,
You play your part,
You play your part,
You only full for what you really want to,
You only full for what you really want to.

Save it all, save it all,
Save it all and want your tears away,
Save it all, save it all,
Save it all and want those tears,
It has gone, it has gone,
But you hold on to what you know,
You play your part,
You play your part,
You only full for what you really want to,
You play your part,
You only full for what you really want to.

Dark therapy

High above the roof tops,
Higher than the milky way,
Slipping through the hour glass,
Shooting up the desert plain,
You are one life older than before,
But you can't stop the chill,
Now you're falling in slow motion,
Though the air is still.

If you close your eyes than I can take you all the way,
Let me close your eyes and I will take it all the way.

You are on the outside,
Hands upon the window sill,
I am on the inside,
Carving up the hunters kill.

If you close your eyes than I can take you all the way,
Let me close your eyes and I will take it all the way.

Cruising on a missile,
Cruising on a desert plain,
Wading through a minefield,
Wading through the monsoon rain,
Surfing on an oilspill,
Surfing on a perfect wave,
Porn upon the airwaves,
Rituals of the mating game.

If you close your eyes than I can take you all the way,
Let me close your eyes and I will take it all the way.

Worms and angels

Here and now,
We are alone,
Time she will hold her breath,
Only the worms and angels,
Know our names,
But they have not found us,
Although they surround us,
I feel the distance closing.

Come along,
For you and I know,
We've lived through the centuries,
We've ridden the darkest horses,
All our lives,
We hunted our enemies,
We fought with a fallacy,
It's time we were all God's children.

Far away,
The galaxies soar,
The stars are exploding still,
I wish we could fly away,
Fly away.

Here and now,
For you and I know,
True love is deathless,
These crumbling days are ending,
By my side,
Let's walk in the garden,
We'll sleep in the ivy,
We'll be with the worms and angels.



Lustra

Bulldog Baby

Stood up at a border street
A souped up strut on swollen feet
My loss remembered incomplete
What memory knows I can't repeat
Offered army soul salvation
Sandwich choice of God and nation
Haloed voices, chiselled faces
Fill my head with empty spaces

Out of the breakdown of the whole
Back to the choices on repeat
Out of a life put on hold

Once again a bulldog baby
Classified as cheap and lazy
Inner pity meat mutation
Pay the price for approbation
Welcome to the new dictators
Power, drugs and imitators

Out of the breakdown of the whole
Back to the choices on repeat
Out of a life put on hold

Mother's dressed in alligator
All good children love to hate her

Out of the breakdown of the whole
Back to the choices on repeat
Out of a life put on hold
Into the fallout of belief

I'm Not A Saint

Everybody's staring at my...
Everybody's out to catch my...eye...
I've gotta think it over
I've gotta think it over

Everybody's got somebody to...
All I wanted was a body to...hide...
I've gotta think it over
I've gotta think it over

I'm not a saint. I'm not a saint. I'm not a saint. I'm not a saint.

Dog is barking, head is hurting
Car is chasing, hands are dirty I've gotta think it over
I've gotta think it over

I'm not a saint. I'm not a saint.
(It's the way I feel inside)
I'm not a saint. I'm not a saint.
(Takes me over sometimes)

Here Comes The Big Rush

Save your point of view
For the manic charm that he puts you through
When he wears your pearls, your ruby dress
And he looks so good with his sunken chest
There's a certain charm
To the pretty boy that is on my arm
He's my double friend, a boy and a girl
when he says:

Paint my face, lick your mouth
Fake a yawn and we'll go out and glow
We're on our way to somewhere in particular
I'll take you somewhere, where you haven't been
And I'll show you a good time, like you've never seen
Here comes the big rush

There's a special ring
To his Cuban heels and his six-pack swing
His mother's clothes are his new disguise
And his good advice when he says:

Vanity's a virtue, lets no one in to hurt you
I'll take you somewhere, where you haven't been
And I'll show you a good time, like you've never seen
Here comes the big rush

You're one of the boys
Pump that pipe dream, sell you something
New, new, new
We're on our way to somehwere in particular
I'll take you somewhere, where you haven't been
And I'll show you a good time, like you've never seen
Here comes the big rush

You're one of the boys
Pump that pipe dream, sell you something
pump that pipe dream, sell you something
New new

Iris Art

Shattered glass, shooting stars, silver sparks
Come and shine on me
Take your time, don't hurry baby
Break a smile, when you come to me

I'm up on a high
Catch me if you fall
Up on a high
Your love fills me like a waterfall

Iris art, skin on skin, let me in
Take a ride with me
Take a trip, don't worry baby
Love the way we satisfy a need

I'm up on a high
Catch me if you fall
Up on a high
Catch me if you fall
You love fills me like a waterfall

Love. Love. Love. Love.
Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.

Slaughterhouse nursery rhyme
Numb it with your anodyne
Seraphim serpentine
Wrap me in your anodyne heart

I'm up on a high
Catch me if you fall
Up on a high
Catch me if you fall
You love fills me like a waterfall

The world is flat

It is not too late to carry on
So you've made mistakes
And here's another one
Oh but you deserve another chance
Chase it round until you face yourself

The world is flat and we are insane
And we have fallen off again
It really helps to know the way

What if you take more than you deserve
What if you give all and you get nothing back
Sell your soul not your stereo
Take your favourite songs and sail off

The world is flat and we are insane
And we have fallen off again
The world is right and we are mad
And world opinions where it's at
Don't rate the score don't take the blame
The world is flat and we're insane

I won't be sad I won't be sorry
I've no regrets and i don't worry
I'll roll the sail and i won't let go
I'll ride the wave until tomorrow

There are some who do and some do not
There are some who can't
And we're the other ones
Shape your fate, let your body go
Take your favourite songs and sail away

The world is flat and we are insane
And we have fallen off again
The world is right and we are mad
And world opinions where it's at
Don't rate the score don't take the blame
The world is flat and we're insane

lalalalalalala..., lalalalalalala...

Everyone Knows Better

I know there's a certain amount
To what you're thinking
My hopes never seem to amount
To more than stopping smoking

Everyone knows better. I'll do it anyway
Everyone knows better oh yeah

Heroes never seem
To allow for self-expression
Lovers stick around
To allow what they think you're missing

Everyone knows better. I'll do it anyway
Everyone knows better. I'll do it anyway

Looking around
To avoid what's in front of you
Good intentions
Wrapped round like some old sweater
A vain hope
That it might be good for you

You mind is made
Make your mind up
Make your mind up
Make your mind up
We like to make the same mistakes

Sunshine
A ray of hope in a hopeless situation
Suntanned
Your reward for the hopeful hours that you spend
Burning

Everyone knows better. I'll do it anyway
Everyone knows better. I'll do it anyway
Everyone knows better. I'll do it anyway
Everyone thinks they know better
I'll do it anyway

Looking around
To avoid what's in front of you
Good intentions
Wrapped round like some old sweater
A vain hope
That it might be good for you
Your mind is made

Wired On

I wanna get wired on something new
I wanna get high on something
I wanna get wired on something new

Every wide open space
It's the gaping holes that get to you
They frighten you
An echo of your emptiness
Every lie that you've fed
You can kiss my open spaces
I am safe from you
I'm better now, I'm better now

I wanna get wired on something new
I wanna get high on something
I wanna get wired on something new

Every scan I've erased
Leave a memory that will prey on you
An overspill
I hope it will, I hope it will
All the time I have wasted

Tasted Bitterness
Now I confess, you waste my space
At any time, at any rate

I wanna get wired on something new
I wanna get high on something
I wanna get wired on something new

Now you're up against a wall
It's the other side that scares you
And you're groping through the hole
And you're hoping for a way out
Your strength is on it's last legs
You could be somewhere else
Instead you're blinded by the way out
The way out
And it's right here

I wanna get wired on something new
I wanna get high on something
I wanna get wired on something new
I wanna get high on something
I wanna get high on something

O

I get it on
When I lay my fingers on
Let me drift away
Take me to a place I have known before
Let me hear the words you know I adore
Let me slip away to a world I know

When you sing
Oh oh oh oh take me
I am a slave to your charms
Turn it on

And I wanna celebrate
I can hear your song
Rushing through my veins, it surrounds me now
Touching me inside, I can ride the sound

When you sing
Oh oh oh oh take me
I am a slave to your charms
Turn it on

Can I lay my fingers on?
Soaking in the way you shine
Your rhythm slides around my mind
I've really got it now
Serenades that nearly split my senses
Oh so special
Turn it on

When you sing
Oh oh oh oh take me
I am a slave to your charms
Turn it on

And I wanna celebrate
Get it on
Get it on
Get it on
Get it on

Bleed

Where and why this journey lies
With faded sighs for every mile
I'm awake
Hunger bleeds in each and everyone of us
We chase our dreams unaware

And I never had the chance to say no
And I never had the chance to say no
Don't walk away

Where's the trust the one in us
Entwined, inclined and gladly blind
Fade away
Hunger bleeds in each and everyone of us
And now I'm lost

And I never had the chance to say no
And I never had the chance to say no
Don't walk away
Say no

Paradise

In all day, out all night
You and I see the sights in paradise
Very nice
Take me home, do it 'til your hear aches
And then you'll know my mind

And if I stay
I'd only drive you mad
I'm not that stable, I'm not so right in a way
I find myself at odds wanting to be here
Never arrive

Love and Peace
Ill at ease with naked greed
Hunger feeding, aim to please, what a teaser
Maybe I owe it to my own ways
But then I know my mind
You see, I know, I've been there before

And if I stay
I'd only drive you mad
I'm not that stable, I'm not so right in a way
I find myself at odds wanting to be here
Never arrive

If I stay
I'm not the type of girl
Waitin for someone
Waiting at home there's a way out
And only time can tell
Will be here, Will I begone
In all day, out all night
You and I see the sights in paradis

Angel B

Time stands still
When you fear your hope is gonna fade
Hope doesn't come
'Til you catch your fear and give it away
I'm waiting for the tide
The darkness of this night
To fade into the night
And it won't be long
I hope it won't be long
Oh no
Told me they would come
Told me they were gonna take him away
He's the only one
He's the one that makes me feel this way
And don't you criticise
What you can't understand
He's the pulse inside my hand
He's the only one
He is the only one

I see, hear, taste, I breathe him
Seven years and thirteen days
Oh I wouldn't forsake him
My own disturbed angel boy
I would wait a thousand years for you

Breathe into your heart
Let me taste the colour of your core
Memory rewind to the heady time we had before

Coming up, I'm coming down
Reaching up and falling down
The time is coming round
And it won't be long
I hope it won't be long

I see, hear, taste, I breathe him
Seven years and thirteen days
Oh I wouldn't forsake him
My own disturbed angel boy
I would wait a thousand years for you

Coming up, I'm coming down
Reaching up and falling down
The time is coming round
And it won't be long
I know it won't be long

I see, hear, taste, I breathe him
Seven years and thirteen days
Oh I wouldn't forsake him
My own disturbed angel boy
I see, hear, taste, I breathe him
Seven years and thirteen days
Oh I wouldn't forsake him
My own disturbed angel boy I would wait a thousand years for you
I would wait a thousand years for you
I would wait a thousand years for you

Lustra

Lustra
There's something hiding behind your immaculate smile
You have always known, so let it out

Lustra
I fell your anger swell the radical in your style, girl
Take the cross you bear and throw it out

She's coming up, coming up
Breathe it in and let it out
Let it go, be yourself, take a shot
It's what you've always known now
You've always known now
What you waiting for

Lustra
It's gonna take as long, as long as it will take
To strike a match to your silence
Take the pain you bear and burn it out

She's coming up, coming up
Breathe it in and let it out
Let it go, be yourself, take a shot and give it out
Coming up, coming up
Breathe it in and let it out
Let it go, be yourself, take a shot
It's what you've always known now
You've always known now
What you waiting for

Lustra
Don't you know where's no tomorrow
In a sense, there's no way out
Innocence is all you're born with
Inner sense dictates the way you wheel
The way you deal with knowing who you are

Lustra
You know where hell is when you
Fight the maze of denial
Do it
You've gotta take a shot
Give all you've got for your dreams girl

She's coming up, coming up
Breathe it in and let it out
Let it go, be yourself, take a shot and give it out
Coming up, coming up
Breathe it in and let it out
Let it go, be yourself, take a shot
It's what you've always known now
You've always known now


People are expensive

Fear of flying

Anyhow, anyway
Break the round that brings you down
Death behind the wheel
That ground you down to how you feel
The time that flew away
The time that flew away

You know what you are doing now
Can you take this out of here?
You and i can build it up
You alone can make it real
Oh donít you slow down
No donít you slow down

Is there a price to pay?
Overload or out of bounds
Death behind the wheel
Or pawn it all for something real
The one that flew away

You know what you are doing now
Can you take this out of here?
You and i can build it up
You alone can make it real
Oh donít you slow down
Hell donít you slow down
No donít you slow down

Tell me why

Do you ask yourself why
You run scared, with nowhere to go
Your heart full of sundays
The surface of saturday nights
You stare at the floor
The fistful of dreams that you crave
Got burned out on nicotine stains
When nobody called

Tell me why, youíre alone my friend
Tell me why, do you fill yourself on empty
Tell me why, youíre alone again

Do you ask yourself why
You donít care for no-one at all
You trip on the mainline
Youíre bound to the static thatís there
All youíve ever known

Tell me why, youíre alone my friend
Tell me why, do you fill yourself on empty
Tell me why, youíre alone again

Nowhere to go, nowhere to go
Nobody knows youíre all alone
Nowhere to go, nowhere to go
Nobody knows the way to go

Down to earth

Turn the light out
Another dayís ending
Put a load away
Stars are still shining high
All the uninvited, cold hearted, stay foreign
In the beginning
Wore the stars in your stripes
Queen of the home parade
Centre stage passed you by
Fettered gains soak the blood stains
You choke for it

Fell back down to earth and took the first plane
Heading for the fast lane
Fell back down to earth and took the first ride
Heading for the overdrive
Heading for the fire

In the fall out
Found a cold ending
Sooner or later
Youíre gonna know why
You burn a light for your past like a lone comet

Fell back down to earth and took the first plane
Heading for the fast lane
Fell back down to earth and took the first ride
Heading for the overdrive
Heading for the fire

Digit

Spread the seed and multiply
Thereís no disease, the human race is digital
Pacified by fluoride, genetically modified
Is it genocide?
Burger bar where slaughter chars
They pay the rent, they pay the rent
So itís alright?

Do you know why?
Do you know why?
They claim it all
They claim it all
They claim it all
And they claim you

Now weíre coming round to the sucker
Picking pockets in the rat race
Spitting at the wrong face
Any dream they can buy again,
Make them come again
So they can turn it all into a sale again

And here am i
Snorting incense in a backroom
Sitting in a vacuum
Falling apart at the seam again
Till iím numb again
Close the door onto a silent end

There must be something more than this
There must be something more than this

Are we coming down to the sound
Of 8 billion on a bad day?
Maybe later on weíre
Gonna find out the hard way
Someday
Is it too late? Too late?

There must be something more than this
There must be something more than this

Dying

Give me starlight
Iím dying
Give me appetite
Iím dying
Give me everything
No higher than the waist
Give me reason
Iím dying
To know your warm side
All you radiate
To see the sunrise
Out on the way beyond
The space between the lines
Where itís only natural

Give me sunflowers
Iím dying
Give me opium
Iím dying
Give me symphonies
A choir for the wake
Give me fever
Iím dying
To know your warm side
All you radiate
To see the sunrise
On the way beyond
The space between the lines
Where itís only natural

You will never know what youíve done
You will never know what youíve done
You will never know what youíve done

Kali yuga

Gonna do what we do together
Weíre gonna find out
What we do to ourselves
How we want it to be
And we shoot to the centre
Of our own shores
For a motionless core
On the western front

I look round at what i see
This ainít where i want to be
Looking for some kind of plan
Oh yes i am

Iím not going down

Easing through this phase together
Weíre gonna do all
To return to the flow
And the rest will fall
And the rest will fall

I look round at what i see
This ainít where i want to be
Looking for the word in hand
Oh yes i am

Iím not going down

Say yes

Look back at old ways
Gonna give it all away
Look back at old ways
Gonna give it all away

Iím not going down

It is the western way
It is the western way

Everything is all

You and i are here alone
I can see you in my shadow
We both tolerate the good times
For everybody else
I donít want to wait another round
I donít want to wait another round
Show me what it is

Can you see it?
When youíre on the outside
With your eye on the keyhole
Everything is all
You know, you know,
Is there room at the innside?
When youíre going nowhere
Everything is all

I donít want to wait another round
I donít want to wait another round
I donít want to wait another round
But i know iíd like to see it like you do
Show me what it is

Can you see it?
When youíre on the outside
With your eye on the keyhole
Everything is all
You know, you know
When thereís room at the innside
But youíre going nowhere
Everything is all

Youíre a face i might have known
Had i seen you in myself
And i sure would like to see it like you do
Show me what it is

Can you see it?
When youíre on the outside
With your eye on the keyhole
Everything is all
Hello, hello
Any room at the innside?
When youíre going nowhere
Everything is all

A map is not the territory

I donít wanna save your world
I donít want anyone knowing
I donít wanna stake what shines
I donít want anyone knowing
I donít wanna lead your riot
Anyone can lead a riot

I wear my cover well
Iím gonna find out who you are
Now i know what youíve done to me
You paid for the enemy
The cold slide you hide
You horde about you
I donít doubt your downfall

You showed me how to word it out
Told me it was meant to be
Winner gets to carve it up
Loser is history

But i knew all along

Iím gonna find out who you are
Now i know what youíve done to me
You paid for the enemy
The cold slide you hide
You horde about you
I donít doubt your downfall
Iíll bring you down

Hide awhile
Here among the wasted high and outs
Moving in closer
You go to sleep and iíll be right behind you
Always
You showed me how itís done
You fired the guiding gun
Itís how the east is run
And how the west was won
Amen

Hide me now
Among the dead and wasted
Hide me now

Ondine

You say you can walk away
Any time at all
You say youíre not afraid to die
But youíre not sleeping

You are bringing me down so slow
Bringing me down so slow
Bringing me down

You burn so cold
Lost your voice when it needed you
Black veins tied you prisoner
To coax your severed highs
But this is the plastic age
The quiet rage is damned and civilised

You are bringing me down so slow
(give a little out and youíre bound to take a fall)
Bringing me down so slow
(give a little out and youíre bound to take a fall)
Bringing me down so

Tell who made it hurt
Wonít you say who made it hurt
Wonít you tell me now who made it hurt again

You ache for something
You ache for something

Point dume

Drove yourself to the end
To the point of dume
Caught the summer breeze
Broken sails on the shore
Like the wayward bones
Of the way you were
Out of time, out of choice
Like the lines from the songs
You used to know

Where are the wilson brothers?
Endless summers
Midnight drifters
All gone too deep

Drove yourself to the edge
To the point of dume
No-one to hold you here
Sold your highs for the lows
From the valley to the coast
You used to know

Where are the wilson brothers?
Endless summers
Midnight drifters
All gone too deep

Where do they go?
Where do they go from here?


Gravity pulls

Gravity pulls

Satellites fall away
Avery time i close my eyes
The sum of my own denial
Echoes for a thousand miles

Gravity pulls
Shadows on the runway
Sent to battle over me
Layers in reality

Iíll find an open road
Sleep out on the back seat
I need to see the sky
The colour of the blue sea
I could be gone a while

We have come a long way
Further than our reason lies
All that still survives is stranger than we realize

Iíll find an open road
Sleep out on the back seat
I need to see the sky
The colour of the blue sea
I could be gone a while

Gravity pulls
Falling from a stolen high
Iím out of the will that i put in
Nothing more to hide behind

Iíll find an open road
Sleep out on the back seat
I need to see the sky
The colour of the blue sea
I could be gone a while

I need to see the sky

To get me through the good times

I keep an open invitation
To a world of isolation
Itís an old right

I found a home in hibernation
Lost the self in preservation
Built the walls high

I joke about the bad times
To get me through the good times
About all those long nights
I go wading through
Keep running down a one way
Giving all for a brand new day
But now iím all out

Nothing to lose
Nothing to lose
Nothing to save

From a momentary glory
To a solitary story
Itís a short ride
Through the trials and tribulations
For the bane of reputation
Itís a long fight
But iím done

I joke about the bad times
To get me through the good times
About all those long nights
I go wading through
Keep running down a one way
Giving all for a brand new day,
But now iím all out

Nothing to lose
Nothing to lose
Nothing to save

No more ties

You started a fire in the heart of a wasted life

Life is easy, where youíre coming from
You take what pleases and you turn it on
Born from a wayward style thatís running wild
Youíre the stranger that was ever known

You know i was living on doubts
You know i was living on odds
Youíre my favourite

You started a fire in the heart of a wasted life
Iíve got something to burn, anytime, anyway you like

Take me closer than iíve ever been
Paint a canvas like iíve never seen
Red for the blood that drives you ever round
Youíre the danger iíve been waiting on

You know i was living on doubts
You know i was living on odds
Youíre my favourite

You started a fire in the heart of a wasted life
Iíve got something to burn, anytime, anyway you like

Itís just the way that you are
Itís just the way that you are

We like the way that you are
We like the way that you are

Djinn

In the idle light of a fading day
Thereís a past i lost
One i gave away
One i used to know
Caught in the dust of a desert plain
Waiting
For the rains to fall

Itís something that i feel, rain falls
Something that i feel, when rain falls
More than a world away
Itís always here inside

In all that has overgrown
Almost underground
Could never be all erased
Only lost and found
One i left behind
Caught in the dust of a desert plain
Waiting
For the rains to come

Itís something that i feel, rain falls
Something that i feel, when rain falls
More than a world away
Itís always here inside

Big sky mind

Donít look unless youíre leaning on a wall
Or youíll fall over, you'll fall over
Donít look until youíre ready for that fall
And youíll be flying, you'll be flying

Donít remember any memory at all
And youíll be laughing, you'll be laughing

Look up at the big sky mind
It makes you feel so small

Donít look back at all the things youíll never know
Theyíre never ending, never ending
Donít return to where you never meant to go
Keep on moving, keep on moving
Donít belong to any corner of the world
Donít be a stranger, be a stranger

Look up at the big sky mind
It makes you feel so small

Look up at the big sky mind
It makes you feel so small

Strangely drawn

All that i put on
Hid behind a mask, way too long
The part of me that has to run
Always found the path to your door

I need you to lean upon
Despite my claims of never letting on

I find myself strangely drawn

All that life becomes
Rarely dared to ask, was i wrong?
Iíd hit upon a perfect plan
Only to denounce who i am

I need you to lean upon
Despite my claims of never letting on

I find myself strangely drawn

A good day

A good day
To watch the world pass you by
Pretend
Thereís a friend in the herd

You ache for the real thing
But itís hard to be sure
A shame
So much love had to die

When all the ones that bait you come by
And all that matters shakes you to your core
Then you remember how it was
Before the clamour of a strange dilemma
Before the flicker of a cold-eyed change
It will never be the same.

Regret
Leaves no room for mistakes
You hate
All the more that you love
They say ďitís the same thingĒ
But itís hard to be sure
A good day
To watch the world pass you by

Run through it all, run through it all
Does it trigger thoughts that you never told?
Run through it all, run through it all
Does it trigger thoughts that you canít control?

And you remember how it was
Before the clamour of a strange dilemma
Before the flicker of a cold-eyed change
It will never be the same.

A good day
To watch the world pass you by

What you deserve

Am i anyone to ease the way?
You want inner calm. I deviate
Iím not what you want to be, iím not the same
Canít live in doubt, with or without finding out
And here it ends

Iíve given all that i really want
And if i reap what i sow
Maybe iím not the only one
Who needs room enough to grow

While iím wide awake
This to you i dedicate
Learn to read between the words
I hope you get what you deserve

Am i anyone to compromise
Canít live in doubt, with or without finding out
No sacrifice

One in a million

You got caught in the moment
Armed like the self assured
A bellyful of blown up ideals
Art as itís own reward

You look back at your future now
To see how time erodes
But if the world would take you whole
Youíd be first to swallow

Round up all the weirdos
All loners/freaks and anti heroes
One in a million...

You got stuck in the moment
The same arms tied you down
Your pockets full of burnt out idols
Art as a waste of time

The ďgreat pretence of common senseĒ
A joke you always remembered
You gave up more than you know
You give up more than you know

But if the world would take you whole
Youíd be first to swallow

Round up all the weirdos
All loners/freaks and anti heroes
One in a million...

The silent urge against the herd
it runs a course through your life
Oh never to be heard
Haunted by the shadows for most of your life

The ďgreat pretence of common senseĒ
A joke you always remembered
You gave up more than you know
You give up more than you know

But if the world would take you whole
Youíd be first to swallow

Round up all the weirdos
All loners/freaks and anti heroes
One in a million...

All tomorrow brings

My own life
A dream i make believe
A veil of blood ties
A worn out elegy

It wonít hurt
It wonít hurt
Anymore

My dark night
Your mood is on the wane
And dawn will set her light
To bring me home again

It wonít hurt
It wonít hurt
Anymore

When half the world lies
Alone in all their dreams
Iíll see the curtain rise
With all tomorrow brings

It wonít hurt
It wonít hurt
Anymore

My own life
A dream i make believe

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