B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Site)

Firebrand Renée LoBue brings you on a free- wheeling make-out session after your worst break-up.

Elk City's Renée LoBue (singer/songwriter) and Ray Ketchem (drummer/producer) have teamed with influential ex-Luna guitarist Sean Eden and ex- Lovelies bassist Barbara Endes on New Believers, the band's finest work to date.

When recording began for New Believers back in 2004, neither member of the NYC-based Elk City knew what would become of it. LoBue had penned a notebook full of confessional, imaginative songs following the tumultuous departure of guitarist/ vocalist Peter Langland-Hassan, the male half of the boy/girl duets that had marked the group’s first three releases. LoBue’s songs described how the trio she’d been a part of for four years had dissolved with little warning. She brought them to longtime collaborator Ketchem's studio.

Upon hearing LoBue's newly inspired voice, Ketchem’s mission was clear: the band would recall the soul of Dusty Springfield, the power of Patti Smith, the big sound of Phil Spector and the warped-pop sensibilities of The Breeders on an album that brought LoBue to the front.

Ketchem began making calls to bands he'd produced. The first was to psychedelic guitarist Brother JT (Drag City). Driving 170 miles to every session, JT played guitars and sang backing vocals that brought out the best in LoBue's songs. Soon, word came that the legendary dream-pop act Luna were disbanding. Ketchem knew his friend, guitarist Sean Eden, would be a perfect compliment to LoBue's adept pop idiom. Eden had spent 13 years in Luna perfecting his fluid style, an ideal counterpart to LoBue's voice. They gave it a try during a residency at New York's Pianos in the summer of 2005. Crackling onstage chemistry made it unmistakable: this new group was something special.

Elk City's roots are deep: LoBue and Ketchem first paired as Melting Hopefuls, a pioneering 1990's band that scored two "Single of the Week" picks in England's Melody Maker and a SPIN Top Ten Single. In 1998, they became Elk City and recorded two critically acclaimed albums: 2000's status (Hidden Agenda) and 2002's Hold Tight the Ropes (WARM/ Touch & Go). The band criss-crossed the US and Europe endlessly to promote their releases, touring with The Walkmen, Luna and The National. Elk City became the first group to sign with trailblazing French imprint Talitres and performed for more than 450,000 listeners on French radio.

This new Elk City calls upon a wide palette of influences: 1960’s psychedelic bands such as Love, the girl group sounds of classic Motown, 1970’s proto-punk heroes John Cale and Television, and 1980’s alternative rock such as The Smiths and The Pixies. Never fearful of experimentation, these musicians are pushing new boundaries with their work, weaving Ketchem's ace production and LoBue's striking voice with the lyrical guitar of Eden atop Endes' solid foundation.

New Believers closes with the promise "be set for more." With New Believers as example, there is much more in store for fans of Elk City.




Status
- 2000-05-30 -

Dreams Of Steam
Mysteries Unknown
Love's Like A Bomb
Chocolate Girl
Freeze Two Over Eight
Groundbreaking
Solar Girl
Fall Out Of Reach
California Dreamin'
Tell The People
Reprise
Don't Cha Wait

 
Hold Tight the Ropes
- 2002-04-07 -



Indiana
Once And For All
Smile
Don't Fight What You've Become
(Sammy's Song)
Athens Botanical (Instrumental)
Rosemary
Football
K-Mart
Crimson
Summer Song
Back Into My Life


New Believers
- 2007-04-03 -

Cherries In The Snow
Little Brother
Silver Lawyers
Los Cruzados
White Walls
Totally Free
You Got Me
My Type Of Criminal
Melody
Nighttime
Magic Door

 


House Of Tongues
- 2010-06-01 -



Real Low Riders
Wire Goats
Nine O'Clock In France
Jerks On Ice
The Onion
Neat Knight
For The Uninitiated
Stars
Protection
2010

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Bar song
Close to me
Everybody Hurts
Heavy Metal Love
Helpless
I Know It's Over
Monkey gone to heaven
Number 13 baby
Play With Fire
Strange
Take me out
Three ears
Turpentine


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Status

Dreams Of Steam

Dreams of steam
Burn again
Dreams of fire
Lost again
Dreams of steam
Let it out
Dreams of fire
Run around

Summer's happy today
With her braids and her bridal bouquet
Skipping down her tragical lane
I'm leaping out of the way

Dreams of steam burn again
Dreams of fire gone again

Swim an ocean a day
There is another way
Walk your dog in the parade
And we will burn again

How low can you go
'Till eyelids glow with the irrepressible
With the plain unguessable
And how high can you fly
Into a mirrored sky
When the clouds are dripping with gasoline

Dreams of steam
In the air
Dreams of gold
Dream we dare

Mysteries Unknown

Mysteries unknown
Another name for your own home.
Rabbit in a hole
Another name for your poor soul.

You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are
You are

Mysteries unknown
Another name for your own home
No one to care for me
Rabbit in a hole
Better learn before you grow too old
No electricity

Well you are, you are, you are
Wandered out so far
Sold your gold guitar
In a pawnshop

You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are…

Love's Like A Bomb

Goes away
A brilliant painting, a Saturday
Do you know the way the colors fly
A be-in one a dog that runs my alibi
Yes, love's like a bomb
Love's like a bomb

A bomb, create my smile and let me see again
Distinguish what I know and let me be again
Bake bread and take it to your father's grave
Bake bread and take it to your father's grave

Well, I sure hope that you feel better
I sure hope that you feel better
And that'd be nice if you'd return my sweater
And I still think that we'll feel better
To be a part of rain and make it real
A trip to California at the driver's wheel
Love's like a bomb
Love's like a bomb

To hold you in the Summer like an egg
A brilliant flow of minds and there's an aftertaste

I sure hope that you feel better
I sure hope that you feel better
And that'd be great if you'd return my sweater
And I still think that we'll feel better

A bomb, create my smile and let me see again
Distinguish what I know and let me be again
Bake bread and take it to your father's grave
Bake bread and take it to your father's grave

Love wants to go away
Love wants to go away
It lifts you up and lets you down again
It makes you wish that you were at the end

Bake bread and take it to your father's grave
Break bread and eat it on your mother's grave

Chocolate Girl

Chocolate girl
Chocolate girl

With her hair made of chocolate
And her face made of
Cookie batter, cookie batter

Chocolate girl
Tastes like sugar
Likes to eat the pies
Likes to tell me lies.
But she's still
But she's still
But she's still my chocolate girl
Chocolate girl
Chocolate girl
Favourite world

I might bleed an ocean if you open me
We could sail a schooner on the open sea

I might bleed an ocean if you open me
We could sail a schooner on the open sea…

Freeze Two Over Eight

I didn't know
I did not know
That I could love a radio

I didn't know
I did not know
That I could talk to animals

I didn't know
I did not know
The ending of the episode

I didn't know
I did not know
That I could talk to people

I didn't know
I did not know
That I could love a radio

I didn't know
I did not know
That I could talk to people

I didn't know
I did not know
The ending of the episode

I didn't know
I did not know
That I could talk to animals

I might bleed an ocean if you open me
I could sail a schooner on the open sea

Groundbreaking

If you see your train is running
Catch a road to me
If you own a gray camaro
Take it easy
You don't know and I don't know
We've got our backs to the wall and maybe that's ok

If you feel your mind is running
Catch a road away
Shoot it like a gray canary
Another evil day

You know better and I know better
Gotta use it all to make it happen
And everybody knows it's lying
But cheaters win and that's ok with me

Will I take you on my way
Grounds are breaking

My friend Betty her moves were steady
Talking over-easy she over-pleased me and
We broke out running for the sunset.
And if you want to take it far outside you'll break it.
Ah, that's a bummer but we'll recover, I bet, I know we will
And if you need a hero, I won't be part of that strange scenario, but
I'll lend you a hand I'll point you to the ocean.
And if you want to take it far outside you'll break it.
We'll let the others run for cover.

Grounds are breaking

Solar Girl

I want to ride
I want to fly
His carriage, please
You're free, clear the leaves for this
Hoping allows
Peter to cry
Puppies and bliss
Greener, then you kiss

You're my solar girl sleeping in the sunshine
Fell across the universe into my hand
And it's a funny world. And I'm a silly guy
But I might break your heart. And you might make me cry
Still you're my solar girl, in the grey moonlight
Before you fall asleep, I'll wish you sweet dreams tonight

Hoping allows Peter to cry
Lovely and kissed
Greener, then you kiss
Greener, then you kiss
Greener

Fall out of reach

And you know how it goes
Kiss your feet, tell me lies

Heaven knows you are a flame
Fire burns through these
Winter in the storm
Summer in the country

And you know how it goes
Who wins the race
Who's falling over in the street

Heaven knows you are a flame
Burning through, like your eyes
Too well you hold the key
And I know damn well, you know me

And I know . . .

Happy in your way, what about me
I know, long and fall behind
I'm setting you free, for you
And I heard a song today and they say
It's all about being alive, now, you try

I might fall out of reach, I might move to the beach
I might fall out of reach, I might learn how to teach
And I might stare at my hands, I might cancel my plans
And I might stay in my bed, it might go to my head

There will come a time, I'll play it for you my dear
Your fine nursery rhyme, we'll sing it again, I know
And I heard a song today and they say
Take a turn I will let you be

I might fall out of reach, I might move to small town
where nobody knows me
And I might quit the band, I might move to Spain and
change my name
And they'll ask, " Where is ol Pete , " well Pete has
fallen asleep while on his feet

And I do, I know, I know, but I dunno.

California Dreamin'

( The Mamas & the Papas Cover )

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

Stopped in to a church I passed along the way
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray
You know the preacher liked the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
If I didn't tell her I could leave today
California dreamin' on such a winter's day
California dreamin' on such a winter's day
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

Tell the people

And I would sing a song, if you would sing along
And we could tell the people how we've felt
And I would stand alone, and you could have your throne
And you could tell me softly how to feel

Songs, and I would walk along
Are real, and we could make a deal
And people, rise slowly on the steeple
Are wrong, and you can sing their song

I would sing a song if you would sing along
And we could tell the people how we've felt
And I would stand alone, and you could have your throne
And we could tell each other how to feel

Reprise

Dreams of steam
Burn again
Dreams of fire
Lost again
Dreams of steam

Hold Tight the Ropes

Indiana

I can see you dragging it down slowly now
You would maybe change your mind but you don't know how
Don't you try to hold me to the truth
I was trying just to talk with you

Closing time in your mind down at the south bend
Closing time, it's time to wrap up all that you made on the bend
Is it pretty? Is she pretty?
Is it nice, like your eyes?

I'll go tell the mayor that you bought the town
And, indeed, the princess that you designed her crown

You're so pretty
And i do know the ways of your tune

You might make me want to change my mind
I do hate to admit it, but you shine
You're my kind

Oh, you're pretty
And i do know the ways of your tune

Don't you try to hold me to the truth
I was trying just to talk with you
Don't hold your head down, write what i said down
Nothing matters for free
Write what i said down, don't hold your head down
No one's ever been free

Once and for all

They said we didn't need the answers to the game
We drove far and wide until the morning
Let's leave this town and crack this code down once and for all
Ah, honey
You're giving me the edge to the ends of the earth
And honey, all right

We danced a little dance to the songs we had made
The way it seemed to go it was time.
We'll see you on the other side or maybe in new york
And honey, you make us want to smile

And someday i'll be out of your life once and for all
And someday i'll be out of your life once and for all
A true heart is an empty heart
A true heart is an empty heart

Got diamonds in your eyes
Oh, the way you sing you make us want to cry
You grew your nails too long and we wondered if you did drugs
Drive far away in the truck where you live
And honey, you make us want to smile

A true heart is an empty heart
A true heart is an empty heart
Don't run with thieves
Don't talk to wolves
My love we say, "i needed you"
Don't run with thieves
Don't talk to wolves, no, no!

Smile

This one's for you pretty girl
When you walk across the room, you make me smile
You make me smile
This one's for you silly thing
You make me want to sing, you make me smile
You make me smile

I heard them sing
I watched them dance
They went away
They didn't come back for me
No, not at all

They left again the other night
I watched them go
I wasn't frightened for you (what to do)

Oh, and when you put yourself on top
You pull yourself right up - he'll answer
When it's your time to go you gotta pull yourself up slow
And if you pull yourself right through we'll do

This is a paradise, looking for the song to sing
Looking for a heart, tied up in smoke
So this one's for you pretty girl
When you walk across the room you make me smile

Don't fight what you've become (sammy's song)

I could say that i was embarrassed
I could claim they did me wrong
But you can't fly a kite to paris, there's no string that long
The television tries to scare us, but we belong

I saw you the other day
I saw pictures made a thousand ways
On down for you

You walked by the milestone
You walked by all alone
Don't fight what you've become
No, don't fight what you've become
No, don't fight what you've become

I was full of big ideas, and i wasn't having any fun
But now i'm one big buenos dias, my day's begun
My sarcasm finally freed us, we'd better run

No don't fight what you've become
No don't fight what you've become
No don't fight what you've become

You went to los angeles
You started out your life and your wild gift
Don't fight the boys in bed
Congratulate
It's almost time to graduate

Now i'm buying green bananas
Now i'm whistling through my chores
Whatever fickle fates may hand us,
Let's be sure not to question where they land us
Anymore

No don't fight what you've become

Rosemary

Won't you come around here sometime
I won't hold it against your mind
And if you fall down here sometime
I won't tell you to take what's mine

Soothe me, don't let go
I feel worried and alone
Squeeze me, rosemary
I need to feel the heat

I've been unreal, i've missed some school days
And what i feel feels like shoegaze, my shoegaze

Won't you come around here sometime,
I won't hold it against your mind
And if you fall down here sometime
I won't tell you to take what's mine

Honey, don't let go
I got worries of my own
Squeeze me, rosemary
I need to feel the heat

I've been unreal, i've missed some school days
And what i feel will feel like shoegaze, my shoegaze

Do you want to go to where i go, rosemary?
I'll tell you why and it's no lie
I'm clean

Oh, i do too, rosemary
I'll tell you it all and i do
I'm clean. I'm clean. I'm clean

Football

This is not fiction, this is not prose
This is not movie magic, this ain't a pose
This is not football, this isn't a joke
This is not cotton candy, our sugar's broke
This life is rough, and we have had it easier than most
Oh yeah, we're gods but we're singing to the crows

And if you ask me i'll say i don't know
And if you turn it out
I suppose but i don't know

This is not television, this isn't for laughs
This is not rocket science, you can't do the math
This is not football, this isn't a joke
I heard you light a match, i smelt the smoke
And now it's gone, so funny that it's really not a shame
"a game," they call it but that never makes it okay

Mirror, mirror, mirror, mirror, mirror do we look at you?
Should we take a ride or stay a while?

This is not fiction, this is no prose
I am not walter cronkite, now, goodness knows
This is not football, and this is never a joke
This is not some sort of funny thing you might want to smoke
This life is rough and we have had it easier than most

Mirror, mirror, mirror, mirror, mirror, mirror,
Mirror, mirror, mirror do we look at you?
Should we take a ride or stay a while?

K-mart

I had a dream of you in my smile,
It stayed with me all day, and followed me all night
You were a hip-shaking gold kazoo, on your buzzing lips i blew
Out came a gilded tune called "truth is an emotion."

There for the taking
Wear your silly dress and don't you know
And it will echo as you go

Oh, to pardon me!
It burns through me
I learn from this

When you see how they play, you don't feel far away
You feel fine
We take k-mart in stride, we don't run we don't cry
We feel light

I learn from this
It burns through me
I turn it on
It knows me
I seek it out
I learn about the ways to be

I had a dream of you, it stayed with me all day
And followed me all night

When you see how they play, you don't feel far away
You feel fine
We take k-mart in stride, we don't run we don't cry
We feel light

I learn from this
It burns through me
I turn it on
It knows me
I seek it out
I learn about the ways to be
The poetry

Crimson

They wake up at night
Bump their heads and hit the light

Half a history
Half inside of me

And i do wait for you
Be all right
Love and light

I get lost in your crimson hair
I get burned 'til i don't care
Read your name on a piece of wax
Don't know the truth, can't tell the facts

And i do wait for you
Be all right
Love and light

An eternity
Well, that's too long for me

See you when you rise
And it's my big surprise

And i do wait for you
Be all right
Love and light
Love and light

Summer song

Well hello friends and foes
and welcome to a show
By a band that you don't know,
But believe me, they're trying
But no one's calling on my phone
Got no songs on the radio
No girls waiting for me at home
Sometimes i feel like crying

Oh, not me, not holding a road and i'm with you
Turn the page and whisper
Let's keep it alive

Don't want to have to run from my life
I'm making copies for the man
I sent a fedex to japan
It's not clear where i stand
Well, they call it a living

Turn the page and whisper
I'm with you - do you feel it?
Summer nights without it
Let's keep it alive

I've got a river for a roof
I've got a hollow wisdom tooth
Found god in the photo booth
They tell me i'm winning

Let's get away for summer
Put an end to all our bummers
Let's get out away from this place that we came from.
Let's get out away from it all
Let's make a run for the sunshine
Leave the sunblock behind
Pass a cop on the turnpike
Do some tricks on a dirt-bike
Comb your hair with a pitch-fork tonight

Don't talk put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk and let me hear your heart beat

That's right!

Listen, listen, listen, listen

Don't talk put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk put your head on my shoulder
Don't talk and let me hear your heart beat

Listen to the sound
The sound of the clowns
The sound of the world
The sound of your love coming down
Well darling don't you wanna go
Because i never was clever enough at philosophy,
But i started to feel today
I started rock anyway
I started to roll with the days
I started to laugh at my face
Once upon a little summer song
A summer song
To which we all could play along
A simple summer song

Turn the page and whisper
I'm with you - do you feel it?
Summer nights without it
Let's keep it alive

Back into my life

They say you hit the ground on the runnin'
You hit the dirt again and let it slide
We're standing on some dirt, it's shakin'
I'm gonna stir it up and do it right
Right

Well lots of things
Well, they just don't work out
And lots of people, will never find true love
And sometimes i just want some peace and quiet
I must resume my scientific diet
But i want to get back, back into my life
And i want my feelings back, back in my life

I coined a term today
It's "mental magic"
I whip it out sometimes and let it spin around
And when the shows have been played
And when the boys have been laid
A mental magician, a little clown
Right

Well lots of things, will never be quite the same
And millions of people will never remember my name.
But i want to get back, back into my life
And i want my feelings back, back in my life
And i don't want to die, i want to keep living
And i want to feel good, good about my life
All the time

I coined a term today
It's "mental magic"

New Believers

Cherries in the snow

Cherries in the snow
Cherries when you blow
Don't whither
Don't whither
Cherries in the sky
Cherries by and by
Don't whither
Don't whither

When the boys pass
And they're saying

"Oooh la la!"
"Oooh la la!"
Oooh oooh la la
Oooh oooh la la
Oooh oooh la la
Oooh oooh

Cherries in the street
Cherries at your feet
Don't whither
Don't whither
Cherries in the morn
Cherries until dawn
Don't whither
Don't whither

When the boys pass
And they're saying

"Oooh la la!"
"Oooh la la!"
Oooh oooh la la
Oooh oooh la la
Oooh oooh la la
Oooh oooh

Little brother

Little brother, how you hide under the covers when you wake me.
You like to light a little trouble then you run around the fire.
Oh, how you run, it's so exciting.
Oh, how you run away.

Little brothers, got your fingers in a mess and then you panic.
You blow a whistle, write a letter, tell'em how you've been burned.
Oh, how you wait for a reaction.
But nothing comes your way.

Oh, take it slowly.
Our mother told you : you couldn't go.
And when i'm set to meet you.
I cannot reach you, so i go home.

Caught in a cabin you imagined i was once your big sister.
Caught in a moment i imagined you were my little friend.
Oh, how we thought it was exciting.
Oh, how we thought it'd never end.

Oh, take it slowly.
Our mother told you : you couldn't go.
And when i'm set to meet you.
I cannot reach you, so i go home.

So i'm imaginary sister.
Now looking for something to do.
Oh, if i had a little brother.
I hope he wouldn't be like you.

Oh, take it slowly.
Our mother told you : you couldn't go.
And when i'm set to meet you.
I cannot reach you, so i go home.

Silver lawyers

All the waiting and all the wading in all this shit.
She got country club tattooed on her eyes. It's a sin.
It's - not - your fault.
It's - not - your fault.

Feed you lies with her silky thighs. Sometimes love is blind.
First you ate it up. Then you hated us over time.
It's - not - your fault.
It's - not - your fault.

It's the fault of not seeing anyone could be free.
It's the fault of not believing you could be anything.

Silver lawyers want you to be like them, not yourself.
Masquerading the macarena to wedding bells.
It's - not - your fault.
It's - not - your fault.

It's the fault of not seeing anyone could be free.
It's the fault of not believing you could be anything.

Los cruzados

Oh, they ascend.
Oh, they ascend.
How they go, and
How they go.
Oh, they ascend.
Oh, they ascend.
How they go, and
How they go.

Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.

Oh, they ascend.
Oh, they ascend.
How they go, and
How they go.
Oh, they ascend.
Oh, they ascend.
How they go, and
How they go.

Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.

A stone and a stick and some writings.
A photo, a book of their art.
Let's jump in the river to celebrate.
The light that they left in our hearts.

Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.
Allelujia.

White walls

Oh, when you stare at these white walls, they're not too dull for you.
Oh, when you try to paint these white walls, a little paint won't do.
White walls won't tell me i'm no good.

Oh, when you try to mask these white walls, they're colourful inside.
I take a hammer to these white walls to watch you run and hide.
White walls won't tell me i'm no good.
White walls, they never talk back to me.

You say : "white walls won't tell me i'm no good.
White walls they never talk back to me.
White walls the have no character.
White walls are safe, that's safe with me"

Totally free

Got no money.
Got no money, and it's so sad.
Go out honey.
Go out honey, it's not so bad.

What i'm asking of you,
What i need you to do,
Take a lesson from me,
Pay attention you see.

Do a cha-cha.
Do a cha-cha, and it's okay.
I'm your mama.
I'm your papa, i'm your payday.

What i'm asking of you,
What i need you to do,
Take a lesson from me,
Pay attention you see.

Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.
Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.

Yeah! If you could remember, if you just try.
Yeah, i'll let you go slowly, you take your time.

Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.
Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.

What i'm asking of you,
What i need you to do,
Take a lesson from me,
Pay attention you see.
What i'm asking of you,
What i need you to do,
Take a lesson from me,
Pay attention you see.

Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.
Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.

Yeah! If you could remember, if you just try.
Yeah, i'll let you go slowly, you take your time.

Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.
Keep a smile on your face,
Walk right into the place
It's totally free.

You got me

Don't need a spotlight in a crowded room.
Just hear the message in this little tune.
You got me and it's all that you need this time.

Don't need an orchestra to hum a tune.
This time around, well, only two will do.
You got me and it's all that you need this time.

All this time, the dark hours, day after day.
When there are showers, we will laugh them away.

So if you're feeling lonely and alone,
Put down your sorrows and pick up the phone
You got me and it's all that you need this time.

Don't need approval from aristocrats.
Don't need to bother with any of that.
You got me and it's all that you need this time.

Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba.

My type of criminal

My type of criminal.
You're my type of criminal.
You don't answer the phone.
And you're always alone.

My type of criminal.
Yes, you're my type of criminal.
You don't spend time with friends.
You don't say where you've been.

Oh, let me in.

My type of criminal.
You're my type of criminal.
You wear black in the sun.
You're always on the run.

Oh, let me in.

My type of criminal.
Yes, you're my type of criminal.
It's so easy to see.
That you're so much like me.

Melody

When i'm driving all alone.
When i'm talking on the phone.
You creep up and won't let go.
Whisper something i don't know.

Oh, i know i'm crazy to brush you aside.
Oh, i know i'm crazy cause you get me by.

Oh, and how you go to my head.
Find me when i'm lying in bed.
Ask me if i'll dance with you.
Ask me if i'll hum your tune.

Oh, i know i'm crazy to brush you aside.
Oh, i know i'm crazy cause you get me by.

Melody.
Leave me alone.
Out of my head.
Will you go me home
But you won't.

How you get me by everyday.
How you always show me the way.
I know you will come again.
It's only a matter of when.

Oh, i know i'm crazy to brush you aside.
Oh, i know i'm crazy cause you get me by.

Melody.
Leave me alone.
Out of my head.
Will you go me home
But you won't.

Nighttime

Nighttime is so beautiful.
Nighttime is so promising.
Turn from those letters, tell me lies.
Oh night, amaze me, give me up.
Something to gate, shut me off from you.

Nighttime convinces
Me you're good.
Morning, i wish i
Understood.
I'll turn from these letters, tell you lies.
Oh night, amaze me, give me up.
Something to gate, shut me off from you.

Close the door on nothing.
You can't have character if you're nothing.
Dusty at nighttime, during the day.
It's hard to read you either way.
Turn from those letters, tell me lies.
Oh night, amaze me, give me up.
Something to gate, shut me off from you.

Turn from those letters, tell me lies.
Oh night, amaze me, give me up.
Something to gate, shut me off from you.

Magic door

Let's not say it's over.
Let's not bid adieu.
One and one don't make one.
One and one make two.
Let's not shut the light.
Let's not close the book.
Take a second look

Let's step through a magic door.
And be set for more, be set for more.

It was dark for hours.
Everyday it rained.
But we'll go back to paris and
We'll go back to spain.
Let's not hit the switch.
Let's not say we're done.
We've only begun!

Let's step through a magic door.
And be set for more, be set for more.

Ah, ah ! When the smoke, it settles,
Let’s not give in to fear.
We'll barrel through together,
Cause we belong here.
Let's not turn the page.
Let's not change the plan.
Oh, please take my hand!

Let's step through a magic door.
And be set for more, be set for more.

Ah, ah! Let's not shut the light.
Let's not close the book.
(step through a magic door)
Take a second look
Let's step through a magic door.
(step through a magic door)
And be set for more, be set for more.
And be set for more, be set for more.

House Of Tongues

Real low riders

Drop him off but don't stop the car
Now he's off in a sea of jars
Once was precious, now just hectic
Once was mine
Damn those real low riders

Pick him up but don't stand too close
There's a stranger where he sits
Heavy metal doesn't get old
He succumbs to those real low riders

Oh, my son
I can't stop your fun when you love
Are you ever gonna leave her
Oh, my son
I can't stop your fun when you lust
Will you ever come and see me

Damn the tokens, she plays your heart
Catch you up in a parking lot
Damn creators, like you made her
All that's left are those real low riders

Oh, my son
I can't stop your fun when you love
Are you ever gonna leave her
Oh, my son
I can't stop your fun when you lust
Will you ever come and see me

Ever come and see me
Ever gonna leave her

Wire goats

Wash all the wire goats
Get rid of summer's rust in Southampton
You in a rainbow scarf
Buying up all the art in Miami

Like your wire goats
Running full of air
You see through us
We don't care
Like your wire goats
Frozen in the ground
Only still when we're around

Back in New York again
How you impress all your friends at the modern
Crème brulée and caviar
And sitting outside the bar
An old wire goat

Like your wire goats
Running full of air
You see through us
We don't care
Like your wire goats
Frozen in the ground
Only still when we're around

Like your wire goats
Running full of air
You see through us
We don't care
Like your wire goats
Frozen in the ground
Only still when we're around

Nine o'clock in France

Heaven help those old men
They have come back again to waste my time
Heaven help those little boys
Running guns like they were toys
Well, I’m not home

Mommy sings, mommy cries
Claims her hometown like a prize
She's the center of her universe
We're all important in this world
We're special boys, we're special girls
We just want to dance

Oh, what time is it
It's three o'clock
Oh shake worry off your shoulders

The most important thing to know
Where you are, where you go
Is you're not the only one who keeps the globe spinning round
A dead-end job, a dead-end town
Somehow you matter most

Oh, what time is it
It's three o'clock
Oh shake worry off your shoulders

Revelry won't wait
'Cause it's nine o'clock in France
We're going out for cocktails and ice cream
Nine o'clock in France
We're going out for cocktails and ice cream

The most important thing to know
Where you are, where you go
Is you're not the only one who keeps the globe spinning round
A dead-end job, a dead-end town
Somehow we matter most

Oh, what time is it
It's three o'clock
Oh shake worry off your shoulders
Oh, what time is it
It's three o'clock
So glad we're getting older

Revelry won't wait
'Cause it's 9 o'clock in France
We're going out for cocktails and ice cream
Nine o'clock in France
We're going out for cocktails and ice cream
Nine o'clock in France
We're going out for cocktails and ice cream

Jerks on ice

We're gonna put those jerks on ice
Every day, all night
We're gonna send them all away
Make them pay

Momma says
"You’re a good girl, you throw your smile out into the world
And all the love comes back to you, times two"

They always seem so mellow
Oh, they always seem so mellow to you
They always seem so mellow
Oh, they always seem so mellow - not true
Then you take their attitude
And you take them when they're rude
And you take them out to lunch, or to brunch

Maybe you have a child
Maybe you have a dog and she's wild
But you have to take care of them
So you bend

They always seem so mellow
Oh, they always seem so mellow to you
They always seem so mellow
Oh, they always seem so mellow - not true

They always seem so mellow
Oh, they always seem so mellow to you
They always seem so mellow
Oh, they always seem so mellow, not true

The onion

Yeah, it's a beautiful winter
I'm here in luxury
Reading the onion again
Peeling the layers right off of me

Shall we avoid the questions
Time to go shopping again
I've had more lovers to prove I have many special friends

I finally have the courage to look in the mirror and stand up for my life
I finally have the courage to speak up and tell you what I want from this life

Yeah, it's a beautiful winter
I'm here in luxury
Skimming the surface of who I really want to be
Time for your surprise party
Laughing and having an ball
Feeling so grand and excited, I don't feel anything at all

I finally have the courage to look in the mirror and stand up for my life
I finally have the courage to speak up and tell you what i want from this life

I finally have the courage to look in the mirror and stand up for my life
I finally have the courage to speak up and tell you what i want from this life

Oh, they always seem so mellow
Oh, they always seem so mellow

Neat knight

Gonna swing out with a neat knight tonight
Gonna go out on the dance floor, I want more
Oh, a neat knight will wait for me
And a neat knight won't shut down when he comes around

Gonna go out on a long walk and talk
Promise I will stay up all night with a neat knight
Oh, a neat knight will wait for me
And a neat knight won't shut down when he comes around

Oh, a neat knight will wait for me
And a neat knight won't shut down
Oh, a neat knight will wait for me
And a neat knight won't shut down
When he comes around

For the uninitiated

This is for the uninitiated
I don't know if you can stand me staying for long
For the unenthused
I will sit awhile in your shoes
For maybe two minutes or more

This is for the American folks
I don't know where you go at night
The writers, the people in their beds
The people
We know they go for dead
You know, you are so right

This is for the American folks
I will sit awhile in your shoes
This is for the uninitiated
For the unenthused

Stars

We built this house made out of tongues, but talk is cheap
And when the talking's said and done
Who's the only one standing
Gonna be your solid landing

When I stop wishing on stars
Yeah, when I stop wishing on stars
Oh, when I stop wishing on stars, there'll still be you

Growing up is not a one-way trip
We ran in a maze, camped out for days
And when emotions get your lips
Who'll say your words, assure it
Who'll be a better person for it

When I stop wishing on stars
Oh, when I stop wishing on stars
Oh, when I stop wishing on stars, there'll still be you

Sometimes I get so lonely
We don't talk about it
We don't talk about it
A pit down in my stomach
We don't talk about it
We don't talk about it
We don't talk about it

When I stop wishing on stars
Yeah, when I stop wishing on stars
Oh, when I stop wishing on stars, there'll still be you

When I stop wishing on stars
Yeah, when I stop wishing on stars
Oh, when I stop wishing on stars, there'll still be you
There'll still be you

Protection

When you live on your own all the time
You take care of every last thing
Sometimes it's hard to keep pushing it forward
And I just want to be protected

I fight the good fight one more time
What am I really fighting for
I fight for the rent
Gonna fight for my paycheck
But I’d fight even harder to be protected

It's not easy to plead
For what I really need
I'm gonna get down on my knees
Give you all of my honesty
I need your arms around me

I get up and do it one more time
Walk another street alone
It would be heaven-sent just to be taken care of
And I just want to be protected
I just want to be protected

Yeah, it's not easy to plead
For what I really need
I'm gonna get down on my knees
Give you all of my honesty
I need your arms around me
I want your arms around me
Yeah, I need your arms around me

And I just want some protection
I just want some protection

2010

This way in life
Why don't you try
Meet me again
Can we be friends
Where do you go after the show
Don't disappear
Don't disappear

For the light of you
The inspired of you
For the best of you
Not the rest of you

See you again in 2010
All that we know is of the show
How far or near is never clear
Years in the cage
Years in the cage

For the light of you
The inspired of you
For the best of you
Not the rest of you

Where do you go after the show
See you again in 2010

For the light of you
The inspired of you
For the rest of you
Was the best of you

Non Albums Tracks

Bar song

Love
I'll take you home tonight
I'll make sure you're alright

Love
I'll buy you anything
I'll fill your drink for free

There will come a day
Good looks will fade away
Leave you with the wind
Tattooed across your skin

Your mind will leave you dancing
To music that never appeared
Your heart will keep on prancing
Through puddles of wine and beer

Tonight
I'll lay you down to bed
I'll kiss your aching head

Close To Me

( The Cure Cover / Just Like A Heaven - A Tribute To The Cure )

I've waited hours for this
I've made myself so sick
I wish I'd stayed asleep today
I never thought that this day would end
I never thought that tonight could ever be
This close to me

Just try to see in the dark
Just try to make it work
To feel the fear before you're here
I make the shapes come much too close
I pull my eyes out
Hold my breath
And wait until I shake

But if I had your faith
Then I could make it safe and clean
If only I was sure
That my head on the door was a dream

I've waited hours for this
I've made myself so sick
I wish I'd stayed asleep today
I never thought that this day would end
I never thought that tonight could ever be
This close to me

But if I had your face
I could make it safe and clean
If only I was sure
That my head on the door
Was a dream

Everybody Hurts

(R.E.M. cover / DRIVE XV: A Tribute to Automatic For the People LP)

When the day is long
And the night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had
Enough
Of this life
Well hang on

Don't let yourself go
Everybody cries
And everybody hurts
Sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone
(hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go
(hold on, hold on)
When you think you've had too much
Of this life
Well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts

Don't throw your hand
Oh oh oh, no
Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, no, no, no, no, no
You're not alone

If you're on your own
In this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much
Of this life
To hang on

Everybody hurts
Sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts
Sometimes
Everybody hurts
Sometimes

Hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts
Hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts...

Heavy Metal Love

(Helix cover / Guilt By Association Vol. 3 LP)

Got me a baby and she's hot as hell
She's my heavy metal love
She plays guitar just like ringing the bell
She's my heavy metal love
Leather and lace, you know what I've found
She's my heavy metal love
When the lights go up, she gets down
She's my heavy metal love

I like the caress of steel
It's the hard edge that I feel
Heavy metal love
She's my heavy metal love
Ooh yeah heavy metal love
She's my heavy metal love
That's right

She's not the kind of girl you bring home to mom
She's my heavy metal love
She's dirty and mean, but she's lots of fun
She's my heavy metal love

I like the caress of steel
It's the hard edge that I feel
Heavy metal love
Ooh yeah heavy metal love
She's my heavy metal love
Ooh yeah heavy metal love

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On the metal love

Heavy metal love
She's my heavy metal love
Ooh yeah heavy metal love
She's my heavy metal love
Ooh yeah heavy metal love
(Heavy metal love)
She's my heavy metal love
Ooh yeah heavy metal love
She's my heavy metal love
Ooh yeah heavy metal love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

Heavy metal love

Helpless

(Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover / Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young For Charity LP)

There is a town in north Ontario
With dream comfort memory to spare
And in my mind I still need a place to go
All my changes were there

Blue, blue windows behind the stars
Yellow moon on the rise
Big birds flying across the sky
Throwing shadows on our eyes
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless (helpless, helpless, helpless)
Baby, can you hear me now (helpless, helpless, helpless)
The chains are locked and tied across the door (helpless, helpless, helpless)
Baby, sing with me somehow (helpless, helpless, helpless)

Blue, blue windows behind the stars
Yellow moon on the rise
Big birds flying across the sky
Throwing shadows on our eyes
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless (helpless, helpless, helpless)
Baby, can you hear me now (helpless, helpless, helpless)

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Baby, can you hear me now (helpless, helpless, helpless)
The chains are locked and tied across the door (helpless, helpless, helpless)
Baby, sing with me somehow (helpless, helpless, helpless)

Helpless, helpless, helpless
Helpless, helpless, helpless

I Know It's Over

( The Smiths / Tribute )

Mother, I can feel
The soil falling over my head
And as I climb into an empty bed
Oh well, enough said

I know it's over, still I cling
I don't know where else I can go

Mother, I can feel
The soil falling over my head
See, the sea wants to take me
The knife wants to slit me
Do you think you can help me

Sad veiled bride, please be happy
Handsome groom, give her room

Loud, loutish lover, treat her kindly
Though she needs you
More than she loves you

I know it's over, still I cling
I don't know where else I can go
Over and over and over and over
I know it's over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real
And you even spoke to me, and said :

"If you're so funny
Then why are you on your own tonight
And if you're so clever
Then why are you on your own tonight
If you're so very entertaining
Then why are you on your own tonight
If you're so very good-looking
Then why do you sleep alone tonight
'Cause tonight is just like any other night
That's why you're on your own tonight
With your triumphs and your charms
While they're in each other's arms"

It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes strength to be gentle and kind
Over, over, over, over, over

It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes guts to be gentle and kind
Over, over, over, over, over

Love is natural and real
But not for you, my love
Not tonight, my love
Love is natural and real
But not for such as you and I, my love

Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head

Monkey Gone To Heaven

(Pixies cover / Dig For Fire: A Tribute To Pixies LP)

There was a guy
An underwater guy who controlled the sea
Got killed by ten million pounds of sludge
From New York and New Jersey

This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven

The creature in the sky
Got sucked in a hole
Now there's a hole in the sky
And the ground's not cold
And if the ground's not cold
Everything is gonna burn
We'll all take turns
I'll get mine, too

This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven

If man is five
If man is five
If man is five
Then the devil is six
Then the devil is six
Then the devil is six
Then the devil is six
And if the devil is six
Then God is seven
Then God is seven
Then God is seven

This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven
This monkey's gone to heaven

Number 13 baby

(Pixies cover / Dig For Fire: A Tribute To Pixies LP)

Got hair in a girl
That flows to her bones
And a comb in her pocket
If the winds get blown

Stripes on her eyes
When she walks slow
But her face falls down
When she go, go, go

Black tear falling on my lazy queen
Gotta tattooed tit say number thirteen

Viva
Don't want no blue eyes
La loma
I want brown eyes
Rica
I'm in a state
I'm in a state
I'm in a state
I'm in a state
I'm in a state

Choir in the yard
In the house next door
Where a grandma brought
Some songs from the shore

Six foot girl gonna
Sweat when she dig
Stand close to the fire
When they light the pig

Standing in her chinos shirt pulled off clean
Gotta tattooed tit say number thirteen

Viva
Don't want no blue eyes
La loma
I want brown eyes
Rica
I'm in a state
I'm in a state
I'm in a state...

Play With Fire

(The Rolling Stones cover / I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson LP)

Well, you've got your diamonds and
You've got your pretty clothes
And the chauffeur drives your car
You let everybody know

But don't play with me
'Cause you're playing with fire

Your mother she's an heiress
owns a block in Saint John's Wood
And your father'd be there with her
If he only could

But don't play with me
'Cause you're playing with fire
Don't play with me
'Cause you're playing with fire

Your old man took her diamonds
And tiaras by the score
Now she gets her kicks in Stepney
Not in Knightsbridge anymore

So don't play with me
'Cause you're playing with fire
Don't play with me
'Cause you're playing with fire

Now you've got some diamonds
And you will have some others
But you'd better watch your step, girl
Or start living with your mother

So don't play with me
'Cause you're playing with fire
Don't play with me
'Cause you're playing with fire

Strange

( The sea Is Fierce EP - Galaxie 500 Cover )

Why's everybody acting funny
Why's everybody look so strange
Why's everybody look so pretty
What do I want with all these things

I went alone down to the drugstore
I went in back and took a Coke
I stood in line and ate my Twinkies
I stood in line, I had to wait

Why's everybody acting funny
Why's everybody look so strange
Why's everybody look so pretty
What do I want with all these things

I went alone down to the drugstore
I went in back and took a Coke
I stood in line and ate my Twinkies
I stood in line, I had to wait


Take me out

( The Sea Is Fierce EP )

Spinning like a wheel up in the sky
The state I am in is not my state of mind
A present for this, your holiday

Take, take me out
You know that I want to go
Take, take me out
I'll wait in my front yard

A blanket eclipse
The moon in the east
Freezes like your
Car on the road
Your eyes in the breeze
I know I will see you again
In six months, my friend
I'll be all right waiting around
Until next time
I'm fine

Break, break us out
From what they want us to be
Free, free is the sound
Of everything we need

Your brother and you
I know you are close
You both like the who
You both like the kinks
And so I will wait
Until the next time
I am content

Thinking of you
I'm fine

Break, break us out
From what they want us to be
Free, fall on down
Tumble in turning leaves

You know I want to go
I'll wait by your front door

Three ears

( The Sea Is Fierce EP )

Harry's on a one-night stand
Old enough to hold his hand
Big tits and not enough
Big tears I'm never rough

If you go down you see
The lagoon inside of me
Hot cheeks and web design
Warm enough to keep them high

You don't understand
(no I don't)
I got a hot switch, it's in my hand
(you're always switching your mind)
You don't recognize
(they never do)
I got three ears and one big eye

I've had my eye on that simple breeze
Blowing through the wind-swept trees
It's like a hand that steals the peace from my eyes
And throws me back in disguise

You don't understand
(they never do)
I got a hot switch, it's in my hand
(you flicked that switch in my brain)
You don't recognize
(they seldom do)
I got three ears and one big eye

I've had my eye on that simple breeze
Blowing through the wind-swept trees
It's like a hand that steals the peace from my eyes
And throws me back in disguise

Harry's on a one-night bus
Warm enough to hold him up
Big life and running fine
Big tears
They're never mine

You don't understand
(I sure don't)
I got a hot switch, it's in my hand
(oh, you're always changing your mind)
You do not recognize
(I never do)
I got three ears and one big eye

Turpentine

( The Sea Is Fierce EP )

And when you told me that i needed you
I thought that you were making a joke
I thought I’d fall down on the floor laughing
I thought that was script we wrote

Feelings change with the weather
Feelings are changing all the time

You were a wind chime in a graveyard
I was an Eskimo in heat
I met you coming across the river
You made the shallow end look deep

Feelings change with the weather
My feelings are changing all the time
You knew me well, I knew you better
You left me sipping turpentine

Got caught in your life
You're going nowhere
When it comes right down
You wear me out
Got caught up in something
Maybe the weather
Let me know and I will come around

Feelings change with the weather
My feelings are changing all the time
You knew me well, I knew you better
You left me sipping turpentine

Got caught in your life
You're going nowhere
When it comes right down
You wear me out
Got caught up in something
Maybe the weather
Let me know and I will come around
 

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