B i o g r a p h y
 (by Heather Phares)

Described by Joan Wasser as "punk rock R&B" and "American soul music," Joan as Police Woman combine two of the biggest influences on her music: classic soul such as Al Green and Nina Simone and the rougher experimental sounds of Sonic Youth and Bad Brains. The mix never sounds contrived, thanks to the intuitive interplay of Wasser's vocals, violins, and guitar, Rainy Orteca's bass, and Ben Perowsky's percussion in the first version of the group. Later, Wasser employed a varied cast of collaborators.

Wasser, who has played with everyone from the Scissor Sisters to Lou Reed, began playing violin at age eight while attending grade school in Norwalk, Connecticut. At Boston University, she studied violin with Yuri Mazurkevich and also played with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, and expanded her horizons to rock with local acts including Hot Trix (which featured Autoclave member and Helium founder Mary Timony) and the Dambuilders, which went on to national success. Wasser also played with Timony and Shudder to Think's Nathan Larson in Mind Science of the Mind, which released their self-titled album in 1996. The following year, the Dambuilders disbanded and Wasser's boyfriend, Jeff Buckley, accidentally drowned in Memphis, Tennessee. Wasser kept on making music, collaborating with the Grifters' Dave Shouse and Buckley's former guitarist Michael Tighe in Those Bastard Souls in the late '90s, and then with Tighe in Black Beetle, which folded in the early 2000s.

Joan as Police Woman
Along with working as a violinist for hire with artists as diverse as Sheryl Crow, Hal Willner, Rufus Wainwright, and Antony and the Johnsons, Wasser developed her own songwriting, and formed Joan as Police Woman in 2002. The band released its first single, My Gurl, early in 2003, and self-released the Joan as Police Woman EP in 2004. Joan as Police Woman signed to the British label Reveal, which issued their full-length debut, Real Life, in summer 2006, along with the Eternal Flame, Christobel, and The Ride singles. Real Life was released in the U.S. in summer 2007. To Survive, which featured a cameo by Rufus Wainwright, followed in 2008. For 2011's The Deep Field, Wasser reteamed with Bryce Goggin, co-producer of Real Life, and took a happier, more upbeat approach. This uplifting feeling continued on 2014's The Classic, which channeled the feel of vintage soul albums in its often-joyous songs.




Real Life
- 2006-06-12 -



Real Life
Eternal Flame
Feed The Light
The Ride
I Defy
Flushed Chest
Christobel
Save Me
Anyone
We Don't Own It

To Survive
- 2008-06-10 -



Honor Wishes
Holiday
To Be Loved
To Be Lonely
Magpies
Start of My Heart
Hard White Wall
Furious
To Survive
To America

Cover
- 2009-09-01 -

Fire
Overprotected
Ringleader Man
Baby
Whatever You Like
Lady
She Watch Channel Zero
Sacred Trickster
Sweet Thing
Keeper Of The Flame


The Deep Field
- 2011-01-24 -



Nervous
The Magic
The Action Man
Flash
Run For Love
Human Condition
Kiss The Specifics
Chemmie
Forever And A Year
I Was Everyone

The Classic
- 2014-03-10 -



Witness
Holy City
The Classic
Good Together
Get Direct
What Would You Do
New Year's Day
Shame
Stay
Ask Me

Let It Be You
- 2016-10-21 - With Benjamin Lazar Davis



Broke Me in Two
Overloaded
Magic Lamp
Let It Be You
Hurts so Bad
Satellite
Easy Money
Violent Dove
Motorway
Station

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Ballad Of A Deadman
Billie Jean
Could it still be tonight
Game of life
How come youíre so solid gold
Lover's Spit
My gurl
Myrrhman
Prime mover
Senza Finestra
Show me the life
Stagger into the light
Take me
The Long Run
Vapour Trail
Your Song
 

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Real Life

Real life

I freeze my hands as I close the door
To wait in line so I can wait some more

And it's true what they say about love
Yes it's true what they say about life
And Iím taking it for all it's worth

I watch the numbers register on the postal scale
I think of your hands and calculate
How a man, desired, feels the weight of a letter

It's true what they say about me
That Iím out of my mind but I think that you like it
So take the chance
Be reckless with me

'Cause Iím real life
And you're real life
And we're real life
We're real life

Is it pleasing
Six hundred thousand miles and all this solitude
I know what is pleasing
What Iíll find beneath your new pair of glasses

I've never included a name in a song
But Iím changing my ways for you
Jonathan
I need you to know
I need you to know
That Iím real life

Eternal flame

Yes
I wanna have it
Yes yes
I wanna have you now
But I can't be the lighter
I can't be the lighter

I wanna go there
Yes yes
I wanna show you how
But I can't be the lighter
I can't be the lighter

Just in case you never knew
I can't be the lighter
Of your eternal flame

Oh! Oceans, rivers, lakes
That we could swim as two
But I already own my
Own body of water

You'll follow me and
Yes, yes
I'll follow you,
It's true
But Iím already certain
I've got good directions

Just in case you never knew
I won't be becoming
I am the beginning
And Iím already
Done

These yes days
They've come and gone
Not always going to make
The same mistakes

It's too simple, I saw the truth
And truth is the terror of the one
Who feels their lace can be stained
But I cannot stain your white lace, baby
Even you cannot stain your white lace baby

No
I'll never go there
No no
I'll never take that route
'Cause I won't be the fighter
I won' t be the fighter

Don't ever push me
No, no, don't ever make me shoot
'Cause I won't be the fighter
I won't be the fighter

Just in case you never knew
I won't be the fighter
For your eternal flame

Just in case you never knew
I won't be becoming
I am the beginning
And Iím already
Done

Just in case you never knew
I can't be the lighter
Of your eternal flame

Feed the light

Feed the light
I want to fight about it now
You won't be lost
You won't be found
You won't be lost
You won't be called out by me
For sure
I love you
But you still believe
That blossoms under
Stand when hit
With cold hard wind
It's not the end
Just changing climate
For sure
Be sure
To feed the light
Just feel your right to get it wrong
It's not the end
It never ends
You won't be lost
You won't be found
Unless you want
To be
Found

The ride

Starting now the wait is over
As long as you jump the ride
ĎCause I won't highway-walk forever
As long as you jump the ride

As long as you follow me
This is what I do, like I do
I've been on the ride before
It never stops at all
It never stops at all

You'll start your engines like a virgin
As long as you jump the ride
We'll cut the whip and lose the anchor
As long as you jump the ride

As long as you follow me
This is what I do, like I do
I've been on the ride before
It never stops at all
It never stops at all

As long as you follow me
This is what I do, like I do
I've been on the ride before
It never stops at all
It never stops at all

Don't you feel for us
That we're on the round and round?
Don't you hear
The endless motor sound?

As long as you follow me
This is what I do, like I do
I've been on the ride before
It never stops at all
It never stops at all
It never stops at all

I defy

I defy I love your way
How could it be different
I defy I love your way
(well) how could it be different

Now I'm kissing the real you
Now I'm kissing the real you

Will I get through my dark day
Can you hear me
Can you hear me

Ooh oh ooh oh ooh oh ooh oh
How could it be different

I see the stars around your face
They never seem to hurt at all
The stars around your face
They never seem to hurt at all

Now I'm missing the real you
Now I'm missing the real you

Well, I got through my dark day
Did you fear me
Did you fear for me

Ooh oh ooh oh ooh oh ooh oh
How could it be different

I don't want to see my baby fall
It's the dawn I feel becoming ever after
This is my matter, dear

I defy I love your way
How could it be different
I defy, I love your way
How could it be different

Well I got to know you today
And I adore you
I adore you

Oh now I'm loving you
Oh now I'm loving you
How could it be different

Oh now I'm loving you
Oh now I'm loving you
How could it be different

Flushed chest

I saw you tonight
Through the dim twilight
It was deep deep summer
With that yellow moon
And you were sleeping

I saw you tonight
You were in your ghost
Singing white Christmas
How you know
It's before me

It's your song
So divine
Dying time
Is a part
Of your laughter

I saw you today
Selling all your clothes
You were done with Hollywood
The waterfall was rushing
Through you

I saw you today
Run away finally
Coastal envy got you
And we got you
Blazing

It's your song
So divine
It was time
For the spread
Of your laughter

Greet me with flushed chest again
Morning bird Iíll wait for you
How could I not
How could I not

Greet me with flushed chest again
Morning bird Iíll wait for you
How could I not
How could I not

I saw you the morning
The early green
Took the back seat
And cream the dream is you
Has begun

I saw you so early
In the whisky dark
Your eyes were brightest black
You were not going back
It was your living

It's your song
From the past
It was back
For the start
Of your laughter

Greet me with flushed chest again
Morning bird Iíll wait for you
How could I not
How could I not

Greet me with flushed chest again
Morning bird Iíll wait for you
How could I not
How could I not

Christobel

When the moment arrives
You know I will be waiting
Kicking into survival
The seas of life divide
It might seem to appear
That I am dead already
I left it all on the ground
At your feet
Yes
Christobel (gone away)
Christobel (gone away)
Why won''t you just fall in love
With me?
Christobel (gone away)

Let the temperature rise
The birds of prey are mating
And with you by my side
The instinct is alive
It might seem to appear
That I am dead already
I left all at your feet
On the ground
Before I died
Yes
Christobel (gone away)
Christobel (gone away)
Why won''t you just fall in love
With me?
Christobel (gone away)

Yes
Christobel (gone away)
Christobel (gone away)
Why won''t you just fall in love
With me
Christobel (gone away)

Save me

I don't want to live for tomorrow
Save me
I don't want to live for tomorrow
Save me
I don't want to live for tomorrow
I don't want to live for the dying chance
If you're already good as gone
If you're already good as gone

I don't want to live for another
Take me
I don't want to live for another
Take me
I don't want to live for another
I don't want to live for the dying chance
If you're already good as gone
If you're already good as gone

'Cause we live under the common tree
But Iíll learn to leave us there
With all the fruit
Still searching (still searching)
Still looking in your eyes
For a sign
I need to know

I don't want to wait any longer
Race me
I don't want to wait any longer
Erase me
I don't want to wait any longer
I don't want to wish and hope and pray
If you're already good as gone
If you're already good as gone

Anyone

I won't cry
Anyone would rather
Shift their eyes
Than open up their leather
But you, you seem to be the one

So try me please
I'm a better dancer
Than it seems
The lightest floating feather
Is how I feel when Iím with you

So now that I know you
I'm ready to show you
How good I feel
'Cause anyone can see through me
But you're not anyone

Blaring car horns howl
Through feedback from this city
But I don't hear it now,
The chaos that surrounds me
No, you, you hold my mind's desire

You give me shelter
From all that's done un-pretty
My sold-out, felt-up
Retreated little secrets
Are tucked inside the warmth of you

So now that I know you
I'm ready to show you
How good I feel
'Cause anyone can see through me
But you're not anyone

It's been a long time a long time
I've walked alone, Iíve warmed to it
But now I slip right in
I'm ready to start to be ready

So hold me now
You who came in pieces
'Cause I like whole pies
Underdone a little
But I feel how you burn inside

So now that I know you
I'm so ready to show you
How good I feel
'Cause anyone can see through me
But you're not anyone

Anyone can see through me
But you're not anyone

Anyone can see through me
But you're not anyone

We donít own it

You will know by the way
That he cuts his eyes
Looks away from the door
That walked in you
You will know it will go
Down in history
How sweet he was to you
And all the others

So hand it over
Cause we don't own it
It's in the mystery
Our silent fantasy
Cause i
Nor you
Could ever
Know what it's like
To have the night fall
And be felled by the night
No, we don't own it

All you know is the way
That he made you feel
He made you feel safe enough
To feel at all
It's all there in the moment
You understood
That he's not going on
And you're still going on

So hand it over
Cause we don't own it
It's in the mystery
Our silent fantasy
Cause I
Nor you
Could ever
Know what it's like
To have the night fall
And be felled by the night
No, we don't own it

It's his story
Our subtle jealousy
Cause i
Nor you
Could ever
Know what it's like
To have the night fall
And be felled by the night
No, we don't own it

 

To Survive

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

Honor wishes

Would you hold me tonight
Would you stay with me anyway
Would you love me and not my need to be loved
Would you honor my wishes

Would you trust me
Do you really want to
In the garden of delight
Will it be my bloom that still excites you
And would you honor my wishes

Will we ever meet again
In the house where we started
Will I feel the suede of your skin
As you move to turn off the light
Would you honor my wishes

Holiday

Little did I know
You're my holiday
The place where I escape
To forget about how I don't see you enough

To displace the rage
Defuse the urge
To throw it all away
And become your slave

I'll take you holiday
Let's go holiday

This is not a dark thought
Not from one who needs constant reassurance
You give me the sword and the power
To slay who I like
And to be who I like

And I will be the one for you, holiday
Yes I will be the one for you, holiday

Where do the arrows point
To my holiday
Where do I feel the sun
In my holiday
Where does my heart start to beat
At the bridge to your eyes
At the path to your scars
At the sway of your diamond black ocean

I feel this serene
When I let myself go
And give up all control
And my worn-out desire
To be free

To be loved

I'm so happy to be loved
Throw me down and light me there
'Cause I'm an awful mess
I haven't a care
We're eternity
Oh I feel the sigh on
Every breath that's met us here
This night dreams fantastic
And it's ours my dear
And you love me too

How on earth could you have found me
Huddled under grapes of wrath
I will never know but forever ask
How I got so lucky
All this time proceeding
Silent in processional
The words they escape me through my singing cage
Of how I love you too

It's safe to be alone
And be lonely
But I found a gun
With no safety
And I am going to shoot down
My ghost town completely
'Cause I know there's a place for us
I made it, I made it

I am through with sharing all my love
I have outgrown crowding up my house
When you found me, I could not be loved
But then I found me and I'm happy to be loved

To be lonely

This is the one
I will try
This is the one
I will try
This is the one
I will try
To be lonely with

This is the one
I just know it
This is the one
I want to show it
This is the one
I will die for
To be lonely
To be lonely with

Anything for you
Anything I'd do
Shameless
I'll brave the night alone
The darkened sky
Uncertain skies

I'll make it through
It's a wondrous night
Protect me, night
I'll make it through

This is the one
I will try
This is the one
I will try
This is the one
I will try
To be lonely with

This is the one
I just know it
This is the one
I want to show it
This is the one
I will die for
To be lonely
To be lonely with

Magpies

I feel us burning infinite alright
'Cause I have been waiting all my life
To hear the words you say
Tonight I'm born again

I feel an ease inside my heart alright
How do you feel
How does it feel to be inspired
Water from a stone
Indeed I'm born again
I am new again
And I feel alive

For the first time
I must make you my wife
'Cause I've lived too long
Already gone
In this life I have you

It's in the turning of your weathervane
You trust the wind to guide you to the place
Where you belong, it's where I belong

In your face I see my life unfolding
But we have so many fears
Let's gather them today
And let them fly away
With the magpies

Yes I love you
With the fire of my namesake
Didn't live too long
Seventeen and gone
But what I learned from St. Joan
Is heed to the voice in your heart
In this life, in this life

I'll cross time
I'll break the hourglass
If the pink smoke cloud will bring me
To the back of your car

'Cause we make the fire work
Just listen to the sound

I never knew this could be true
But now I've got you here
Along with me now to say
In this life, I have you
Yes I see your eyes
They're gazing in me, could it be
The real life, you have me

The start of my heart

You changed me
You chained me down
And taught me
The damage I've done
(damage I've done)
Can show me
The way to my heart

Sing, sing out my love
'Cause I've been here before
And silence
Don't get you a thing
(no it don't get you a thing)
I learned this
On the way to my heart

It was with you
Rivington deep september
We took the long way
And your hand
Led me home
Like Orion
You woke my heart
With your northern lights
With your song

Yes you, you slay me
Origami dog
I wonder if you'll do it again
(please do it again)
I'll thank you from the deep of my heart
I'll thank you for the start of my heart

Hard white wall

I'm watching you become a man
Well how does it feel to be living
This wild enchanting dragon-whipping
You stepped into my better life
Without a seam out of place and I wondered
When you'd struggle from your neatly pleated covers

'Cause I saw you in my life in the end
For better or best
You would be my man

I wanna throw you up against the hard white wall
And make you mine, and make you mine
But there is time I must be gentle with
This rare chance-taking wonder-child

Make it through the jungle
And I'll meet you on the other side

'Cause there was magic in our dancing tonight
For better or best
You would be my man

Man don't you want to dance
To the swing of the bach courante
To the sway of the leaving trains
To the swish of your lash, I cry
To the soar of the shadows
To the hustle of chance
To the mystery in our hands

'Cause you've been moving
Through my wintery night for a long time
And snow has fallen at our feet
We watched the tracks of blood disappear
And you, you, you
You stood by me

So are we go on leaving nothing behind
Leaving nothing behind
You would be my man

The hard white wall
Up against the hard white wall
You're my hard white wall

Furious

Why don't you save your soul
Let loose your dogs of war
Abandon your done capital
Burn all your flags and hold onto
Hold onto nothing

And the stones in your stomach
Become a part of the sea
And the mark that your footprint leaves
In the sand starts to lighten
And finally whispers
Whispers "I am gone"

Don't wait for the last page
Don't wait for your final breath
Don't wait for the pendulum to drop
It swings so low today
Don't wait, don't wait for nothing

And you'll wrap up the tears
Of forty thousand gone
Who wish they'd acted out
When they had time
And they had voice
To tempt the furies
The furies are not gone

Are you not furious
Are you not furious
Are you not furious
Are you not furious
Furious

Wait for, wait for, for what
Wait for, wait for, for what

Are you not furious
Are you not furious, enough
Are you not furious
Are you not furious

To survive

Sleep now, little one
I'll sing to you, little one
There's no one here
Who means you any harm
Little one
I know what it means to be sad
It never goes
So learn to hold it close
As a friend
'Cause we never know
How much we can take
Before we break
The spell in our haunted house

I've never felt alone
Like I do now, this moment
I don't belong here at all
Must find the spark to go on

Little one
'Cause I owe it to us
To tend the fire
And fend off fear
The fear in me
So near to me
It never goes
So learn to let it in
Like the rain
'Cause we never know
How much we can take
Before the storm breaks
The storm of our wild design

I've never felt this way
Or maybe I do everyday
What is this gift to be alive
Must find the spark
The spark to survive

To America

Is it right my love, is it right
Are you happy inside your eyes
Can't you see your lover
Fall apart in her silk threads
In time the hunter will find the trail of blood

I see you alone tonight
When will you tear down
Love will save you
Try not to starve yourself of love
Feed your hunger

Is it right, my love, is it right
It's a question with no reply
I am sure of longing to be on the open sea
To feel the comfort of the mist upon my cheek
No I'm not crying

Lose me in your memory
Turn your head
Let me become a part of it
Let me become a part of it

To America, America
Alone, alone, alarm alive

To America, America
Alone, alone, alarm alive

I am the hunter
And I am the hunted
Alone, alone, alarm alive

Two marigolds
We're marigolds
Alone, alone, alarm alive

 

Cover

Fire

(Jimi Hendrix cover)

You don't care for me
I don't care about that
Got a new fool, ha
I'd like to laugh at
I have only one burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your

Listen here, baby
And stop acting so crazy
You say your mom ain't home
It ain't my concern
Just play with me
And you won't get burned
I have only one itching desire
Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your

Let me stand...

Move over, Rover
And let Johnny take over
You know what I'm talking about
Yeah, get on with it, baby
That's what I'm talking about
Dig this
Ha!
Ha!

You try to give me your money
You better save it, babe
Save it for your rainy day
I have only one burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your

Overprotected

(Britney Spears cover)

Say hello to the girl that I am
You're gonna have to see through my perspective
I need to make mistakes just to learn who I am
And I don't wanna be so damn protected

There must be another way
'Cause I believe in taking chances
But who am I to say what a girl is to do
God need some answers

What am I to do with my life
(You will find it out, don't worry)
How am I supposed to know what's right
(You just have to do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so overprotected

I tell them what I like
What I want
And what I don't
But everytime I do
I stand corrected
Things that I've been told
I can't believe what I hear about the world
I realize I'm overprotected

There must be another way
'Cause I believe in taking chances
But who am I to say what a girl is to do
God I need some answers

What am I to do with my life
(You will find it out, don't worry)
How am I supposed to know what's right
(You just gotta do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
(Help the way I feel)
But my life has been so overprotected

Release me
Release me
Release me
Release me
Release me
Release me
Release me
Release

I don't need nobody telling me just what I wanna
What I want, what what I'm gonna
Do about my destiny
I say no
Nobody's telling me just what I wanna do
I'm so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else but me

What am I to do with my life
(You will find it out, don't worry)
How am I supposed to know what's right
(You just gotta do it your way)
I can't help the way I feel
But my life has been so overprotected

Ringleader Man

(T-Pain cover)

Hey
We gonna have a ripping good time
Just hit rewind
And you can see I'm far too crazy

My rhythms and rhymes
Keep bitchtes in line
'Cause now is not the time to be lazy

I'm the ringleader man
A cane in my hand
And a iced out top hat on my head
Ain't you tired of that wackness
Sick of this wack shit
Wouldn't you like some of me instead
The ringleader man

This is my circus I'm working
I can flip this whole thing with one hand
The ringleader man
I know (I know)
It's a fact that you'd rather just have some of me instead
The ring leaderman
The ring leaderman

Hey, this industry is my circus
I know that it hurts
Just sit back and take pain like I use to
And I'm trying to stop cursing
But I don't give a fuck
I'm gonna curse you with lyrical voodoo

I'm the ringleader man
You can't understand
The shit that comes out of my head
But you like all that wackness
Loving all that wack shit
I'd rather just say fuck you instead
The ringleader man

This is my circus I'm working
I can flip this day with one hand
The ringleader man
I know (I know)
It's a fact that youíd rather just have some of me instead
The ringleader man
The ringleader man

Baby

(Iggy Pop cover)

Baby, don't you cry
Baby, I'll sing you a lullaby

We're walking down the
Street of chance
Where the chance is always
Slim or none
And the intention's unjust

Baby, there's nothing to see
I've already been
Down the street of chance

Baby, you're so clean
Baby, please stay clean

We're walking down the
Street of chance
Where the chance is always
Slim or none
And the intention's unjust

Baby, there's nothing to see
I've already been
Down the street of chance

Baby, you're so young
Baby, please stay young

We're walking down the
Street of chance
Where the chance is always
Slim or none
And the intention's unjust

Baby, there's nothing to see
I've already been
Down the street of chance

Baby, don't you cry
Baby, I've already cried

We're walking down the
Street of chance
Where the chance is always
Slim or none
And the intention's unjust

Baby, there's nothing to see
I've already been
Down the street of chance

Whatever You Like

(T.I. cover)

Stacks on deck
Patrůn on ice
And we can pop bottles all night
Baby, you could have whatever you like
I said, you could have whatever you like, yeah

Late night sex, so wet, you're so tight
I'll gas up the jet for you tonight
Baby, you could go wherever you like
I said, you could go wherever you like, yeah

Anytime you want to pick up the telephone
You know it ain't nothing to drop a couple stacks on you
Wanted you could get it, my dear
Five million dollar home, just drop Bentley's, I swear

I want your body, I need your body
Long as you got me, you won't need nobody
You want it, I got it, go get it, I buy it
Tell 'em other broke fools be quiet

Stacks on deck
Patrůn on ice
And we can pop bottles all night
Baby, you could have whatever you like
I said, you could have whatever you like, yeah

Late night sex, so wet, you're so tight
I'll gas up the jet for you tonight
Baby, you could go wherever you like
I said, you could go wherever you like, yeah

Shawty, you're the hottest
Love the way you drop it
Brain so good, good
Swore you went to college
Hundred can't deposit
Vacations hit the tropics
'Cause everybody know it ain't tricking if you got it

You ain't never ever gotta go in your wallet
As long as I got rubberband banks in my pocket
Five six, rides with rims and a body kit
You ain't gotta downgrade, you can get what I get

My chick could have what she wants
And go in every store to buy any bag she wants
And know you ain't never had a man like that
To buy you anything your heart desires like that

I want your body, I need your body
Long as you got me, you won't need nobody
You want it, I got it, go get it, I buy it
Tell 'em other broke fools be quiet

Stacks on deck
Patrůn on ice
And we can pop bottles all night
Baby, you could have whatever you like
I said, you could have whatever you like, yeah

Late night sex, so wet, you're so tight
I'll gas up the jet for you tonight
Baby, you could go wherever you like
I said, you could go wherever you like, yeah

I'm talking big boy rides
And big boy ice
Let me put this big boy in your life
The thang get so wet, it hit so right
Let me put this big boy in your life
That's right

I want your body, I need your body
Long as you got me, you won't need nobody
You want it, I got it, go get it, I buy it
Tell 'em other broke fools be quiet

Stacks on deck
Patrůn on ice
And we can pop bottles all night
Baby, you could have whatever you like
I said, you could have whatever you like, yeah

Late night sex, so wet, you're so tight
I'll gas up the jet for you tonight
Baby, you could go wherever you like
I said, you could go wherever you like, yeah

Lady

(Adam And The Ants cover)

I saw a lady and she was naked
I saw a lady, she had no clothes on
Seen her in the corridor
Lying on her back on the floor
Why she want to pick on me
She was naked

I saw a lady and she was naked
I saw a lady, she had no clothes on
I had a good look through the crack
Footmarks up her back
How did they get there
She was naked

I saw a lady and she was naked
I saw a lady, she had no clothes on
Now she's looking at me
What's that rope I see
I don't like the look of those boots
She was naked
Naked

Naked
Naked

I don't wanna seem crude
But she was nude

She Watch Channel Zero

(Public Enemy cover)

You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that

The woman makes the men all pause
And if you got a woman
She might make you forget yours
There's a five letter word
To describe her character
But her brains being washed by an actor
And every real man that tries to approach
Come the closer he comes
He gets dissed like a roach

I don't think I can handle
She goes channel to channel
Cold looking for that hero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero

You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that

Two, seven, five, four, eight
She watched she said
All added up to zero
And nothing in her head
She turns and turns
And she hopes the soaps
Are for real, she learns
That it ain't true, nope
But she won't survive
And rather die in a lie
Falls a fool for some dude on a tube

I don't think I can handle
She goes channel to channel
Cold looking for that hero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero

You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that

Trouble vision for a sister
'Cause I know she don't know, I quote
Her brains retrained
By a twenty-four inch remote
Revolution a solution
For all of our children
But her children
Don't mean as much as the show, I mean
Watch her worship the screen and fiend
For a TV ad
And it just makes me mad

I don't think I can handle
She goes channel to channel
Cold looking for that hero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero
She watch channel zero

You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watching that

Sacred Trickster

(Sonic Youth cover)

I want you to levitate me
Don't you love me yet
Press up against the amp
Turn up the treble, don't forget

Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound
Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound

I wish I could be music on a tree
Noise Nomads and me
Levitating on the ground

What's it like to be a girl in a band
Oh I don't quite understand
That's so quaint to hear
I feel so faint my dear

Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound
Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound

I wish I could be sitting in a tree
Just you, you and me
K I S S I N G !

Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound
Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound
Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound
Getting dizzy, sitting around
Sacred trickster in another tight sound

Sweet Thing

(David Bowie cover)

It's safe in the city to love in a doorway
To wrangle some screens from the door
And isn't it me, putting pain in a stranger

Like a portrait in flesh who trails on a leash
Will you see that I'm scared and I'm lonely
So I'll break up my room and yawn and I
Run to the centre of things
Where the knowing one says

Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing
Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing, sweet thing
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing
'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing

I'm glad that you're older than me
Makes me feel important and free
Does that make you smile, isn't that me
I'm in your way and I'll steal every moment
If this trade is a curse, then I'll bless you
And turn to the crossroads of Hamburg, as in

Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing
Boys, boys, it's a sweet thing, sweet thing
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing
'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing

Is it nice in your snow storm, freezing your brain
Do you think that your face looks the same
Then let it be, it's all I ever wanted
It's a street with a deal and a taste
It's got claws, it's got me, it's got you

Keeper Of The Flame

(Nina Simone cover)

I'm the keeper of the flame
My torch of love lights his name
Ask no pity about my shame
I'm the keeper of the flame

Played with fire and I was burned
Gave a heart but I was spurned
All this time how I have yearned
Just to have my love returned

Years have passed by
And the spark still remains
True love can't die
It smolders in flames
When the fire is burning out
And the angels call my name
Dying love will leave no doubt
That I'm the keeper of the flame

Years have passed by
And the spark still remains
True love, true love can't die
It smolders in flames
When the fire is burning out
And the angels call my name
Dying love will leave no doubt
That I'm the keeper of the flame

Dying love will leave no doubt
That I'm the keeper of the flame
I'm the keeper of the flame

 

The Deep Field

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

Nervous

I want you to fall in love with me
Can't tell you what's come undone in me
I just want your love
I want it now
I want your face inside of my mind

I need you to know
I need to be worshipped
Like any other queen around
What's different about you
Fits like a glove
But please ready yourself

ĎCause I don't come with a manual
No, I lost it long ago

Truly, you do just make me nervous
And I'm not used to it
It's like they say in all those books I never read
So I'm not used to it
But I'm not the first to feel that bliss
I quite enjoy it
It's like I fell into your well

Might you really write me letters
Yes, I accept long letters
ĎCause I need attention more than you know
More than I'll ever admit

But you, you seem to understand
Right, right from the beginning
Oh you, you seem to comprehend
That I'm ???

Truly, you do just make me nervous
And I'm not used to it
It's like they say in all those books I never read
So I'm not used to it
But I'm not opposed to feeling bliss
I quite enjoy it
It's like I fell into your well

With all the diamonds
I certainly won't mind it
Might even be true
Oh but I'm not used to it

The Magic

I donít want to tell you what you already know
This is me that youíre talking to
And anything I say, I have said before
When will it be enough

And something in my mind shifts, and I, I slip on my ears
And I find when Iím face to face with none other than me
I have got the mirror up against the marquee

And all it reads is
I am fine, I am divine
But thereís a wild ride going on behind the sign

Iím looking for the magic
Iím feeling for the right way out of mind
Looking on the alchemy to release me from that maze
Iím making myself

Iím looking for the magic
Iím looking for the magic
Iím looking for the magic

Now I donít wanna come off like I am
Iím loosing my head
But the shadow inside of me
Is begging for direction to illicit city
Oh illicit city

Now I wanna do better than to fight this life
ĎCause it is a dream
I wonder if the wild animals living in me
Oh will they ever find freedom

And all I fear is what I fear
Am I a leviathan
I feel the rising of the cove
My ocean opens

Iím looking for the magic
Iím feeling for the right way out of mind
Looking on the alchemy to release me from that maze
I am making myself

Iím looking for the magic
Iím feeling for the right way out of mind
Looking on the alchemy to release me from that maze
I am making myself

Iím looking for the magic
Iím looking for the magic
Iím looking for the magic

I wanna be bad
I wanna be bad
I wanna be bad
I wanna be bad

My shadow must find a window
In the wall

Iím looking for the magic
Iím feeling for the right way out of mind
Looking on the alchemy to release me from that maze
I am making myself

Iím looking for the magic
Iím feeling for the right way out of mind
Looking on the alchemy to release me from that maze
I am making myself

Iím looking for the magic
Iím looking for the magic
Iím looking for the magic

The Action Man

This is the time for you to stop
And ask me to dance
It started raining
My bells ringing, let's dance

And we talked enough already
And don't you wanna be the action man
Let's dance

Who would've thought you'd call me out
Take my cards and take my hand
My washed up feelings
Made a getaway and ran

I felt my heart race as we hit the floor
From then on, I can't tell you much about time
And space

I'm wondering why I never call action
Action into play
What comes so easy
I never want to obey

I'm lucky, I know it
And I am feeling it again today
I say

All I want to be
To dare myself to be
Is this dance
Is this action man

All I want to be
To dare myself to be
Is this dance
Is this action manÖ

Flash

Oh my lover, won't you tell me now
All the things that you fear
ĎCause I am a lover for the first time
I am ready to hear
I am ready to hear

Show me lover all the things you see
All the apples you find
Show me the colours of the things that move you
In and out of your mind
In and out of your mind

I heard a flash
I heard a flash
I heard a flash
I heard a flash

Sing to me lover all the things you hear
All your moments in time
Let me in the rhythms of your heart
And how your eyes rhyme
And how your eyes rhyme

Part me lover like the red sea
Please don't hold back
Help me remember that I can't forget
And paint me jet black
Paint me jet black

I heard a flash
I heard a flash
I heard a flash

Don't you wonder when the earth will go
Watch the oceans wash away the snow

Oh my lover let me tell you now
All the things that I feel
I already cried a river so deep
Now I'm ready to heal
Now I'm ready to kneel

I heard a flash
I heard a flash
I heard a flash
I heard a flash
I heard a flash
I heard a flash

Run For Love

I run for love
And I am quick
Like the wind
Like Athena
I fly, I fly
Moment to moment
Am I what you have in mind

I don't wanna talk on my future with you
'Cause it's all been written divine revelations
Why don't we make love, make love
Over and over
That is what I have in mind

Go on and read my mind
Although you're just my kind
Oh won't you see
Oh won't you be mine

Go on and read my mind
Although you're just my kind
Oh won't you see
Oh won't you be mine...

You can call me criminal
But I see nothing so evil
With giving it all to me
And I just have to believe you won't say no
So don't say no
'Cause yes comes so easily
Just tell me now
'Cause I can hardly breathe

I lose all control in your presence
What can I do to show you what it's like
Darling please take love, tender love
I am telling you now and forever
I am what you have in mind
Have in mind
Have in mind, oh

Go on and read my mind
Although you're just my kind
Oh won't you see
Oh won't you be mine

Go on and read my mind
Although you're just my kind
Oh won't you see
Oh won't you be mine...

Human Condition

Human, human, human condition
Human, human, human condition
Human, human, human condition
Human, human, human condition
Human, human, human condition

The human condition makes me melt inside
So much hope in people's eyes
So much loving in their hands
It's real that hope
It's true that love

My body is waiting at all times to be thrilled
Someone human starts to sing
I rise up to meet
The sound that reaches
Out for joy

Being a human being
It makes me cry
Oh why
'Cause I feel the bliss
And I won't resist it anymore
Not anymore

This is the only way I know
What would you say to that
That you're sorry
Or that you know the feelings I describe
They've been with you all your life

I smile at strangers knowing it's all alright
When they smile right back at me
I know we agree
That good living requires
Smiling at strangers

Being a human being
It makes me cry
Oh why
'Cause I feel the bliss
And I won't resist it anymore
Not anymore

Being a human being
Makes me smile all right
'Cause I feel the bliss
And I won't resist it anymore
Not anymore

Kiss The Specifics

I dreamed of a place
It was easy, it was real
And I, I will find it in the morning
It was real

'Cause nobody stops in love
This moment won't last for ever
Oh and I, I won't miss this chance to live

Oh I dreamed that I swam
To the bottom of the sea
And when I looked up to the sky
There were silent, scattered moonbeams, warning me

That nobody stops in love
This moment won't last for ever
Oh and I, I won't miss this chance to live

I really like paying attention
It really stirs me up
I won't make it too detailed

Oh I dreamedÖ

I would never be careful what I wish for
'Cause what I wish for is always right

You can guess, yes all you want about me
Is she high, is she crazy, is she in love
Well yes I'm in love
I will never be out of love

I have flown with the eagle
And the owl, in my dreams
And when I'll return to the sky
I will bring it
All my joy and ecstasy

'Cause stop doesn't mean a thing in love
I've only started to enjoy it
But I'm gonna ease right up to this time
And kiss specifics
And now the slow dance is dancing me

Yes I've only started to enjoy it
I've only stop this car and walk the rest of the way
I'm moving out of the way
To let the slow dance keep dancing me

I dream
I dream
I dream

Chemmie

I always felt a charge
When you and I were close
Couldn't make out what you'd done to me
My mind would not let it go
'Cause inside of me
This side of me
Was saying "Oh no, he's got you girl
I think you've found the one"

'Cause we've got chemmie
We got a naughty chemical reaction
Might call it love at first touch
I'm all struck down

Yeah we've got chemmie
An untamed animal attraction
And I'm finding it hard to keep away
From all that's you

So then we stopped this getting to know
And got to getting down
I felt the melt of space and time
??? make me cry
So easily
We found symmetry
And now my body's taking over
I've lost control, I blame my DNA

'Cause we've got chemmie
We got a naughty chemical reaction
Might call it love at first touch
I'm all struck down

Yeah we've got chemmie
An untamed animal attraction
And I'm finding it hard to keep away
From all that's you

It doesn't happen every day phenomenon
I can finally safely say
I get along with you
We made it through the eighth dimension
The total ascension
We don't have to die to get to heaven

'Cause we've got chemmie
We got a naughty chemical reaction
Might call it love at first touch
I'm all struck down

Yeah we've got chemmie
An untamed animal attraction
And I'm finding it hard to keep away
From all that's you

Yeah we've got chemmie
We got a naughty chemical reaction
Might call it love at first touch
I'm all struck down

We've got chemmie
An untamed animal attraction
And I'm finding it hard to keep away
From all that's you

It's elemental
A force of nature
It's elemental
A force of nature

It's elemental
A force of nature
It's elemental
A force of nature...

Forever and a Year

I found my dream tonight
But it's not you
You're my fantasy
I've always known
I would die alone
So here I go
I like to stay right here
Forever and a year

Don't you be scared
ĎCause I'm in it, I mean it, admit it
I'm into love

I've never dreamed a dream
That feels like you, romancing me
I long to hear you whisper in my ear
Come on let's go
Give in to the night
The legs of afterglow
The last leap open
I'll breathe your atmosphere
Forever and a year

Don't you be scared
ĎCause I'm in it, I mean it, admit it
I'm into love

I've been in love before
And it's been true
Both the love and me
And memory sends
Forward history
That I could go
As soon as now
So I am telling you
I love you forever
And this is always sealed
Within the deep, deep field
I like to stay right here
Forever and a year

I Was Everyone

I ran into the night
'Cause it's all I had
My feet swept past the midnight
Where the reeds grow wild
I looked into the sky
Felt the ages collide
And the wind
I heard it call my name

Said, girl you are the chosen one
You'll make history
So, go, go rally the men
And make them listen
And you will feel the tides turn for you
You will read the eyes of your enemies

With that, that voice was gone
And I stood alone
Had I received a message
From beyond the stone
And why would it be me
I have nothing of worth
Were the voices just my vanity

Said, girl you are the chosen one
You'll make history
So, go, go rally the men
And make them listen
And you will feel the tides turn for you
You will read the eyes of your enemies

And what if I woke up tomorrow not afraid
I could decide to trust the voices and take courage
What if I woke up tomorrow being brave
I could decide to trust the universe, take courage
I could decide and what if I tried

For a moment I could feel it
I could feel it, I could feel it
For a moment I was everyone
Who had never been quiet
How would I spend my whole life
Knowing the message
If I knew they made it through to me
I could not run and hide

And I know everyone wants to be remembered
And I know everyone wants to be a star
But who will believe that they're worth it
Who will believe they've got the right
To stand up and be heard

We are the champions
We are the champions
We are the champions...

Stand up and be heard

 

The Classic

Witness

There's a story that's been in my life
And I've taken it as gospel sure as the day
But now I'm starting to see that it's just an invention
That really wasn't about me
And I'd like to kick it to the corner
But it's hard to eject a tape that's played forever so
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I need to be the witness to stop this crime
'Cause the criminal inside me has lost her mind
All the things she tells me well they're all lies
So I gotta be the witness to cut this evil vine

Gotta be the witness
Gotta be the witness
Gotta be the witness
Gotta be

I've been playing the part of a prisoner
In a fable created by none other than me
And my mind, well she's more than just dirty
She's a rascal who's set on setting fire to all
That I've learned
I've earned the wisdom of this story
Too many times
I'm starting to get angry so

I need to be the witness to stop this crime
'Cause the criminal inside me has lost her mind
All the things she tells me well they're all lies
So I gotta be the witness to cut this evil vine

The war is over
There is nothing left to say
The pile driver's got to quit
And it's gonna happen today

I will crack the motor
Jam my stiletto into that machine
Yeah I took the power
Got to kick myself out of the dream

I need to be the witness to stop this crime
'Cause the criminal inside me has lost her mind
All the things she tells me well they're all lies
So I gotta be the witness to stop this evil

Gotta to be the witness to stop this crime
'Cause the criminal inside me has lost her mind
All the things she tells me well they're all lies
So I gotta be the witness to cut this evil vine

Gotta be the witness
Gotta be the witness
Gotta be
Gotta be the witness
Gotta be

Holy City

I didn't say anything that I wanted to say to you
I got to talking and your eyes well they blew me away, yeah
Oh this is how I start
My love letter
But I may have missed my mark
My best seller

Here it goes my friend
I need to see you again and then
I'll show you what you do to me

You're like finding the holy city
Right there in front of my eyes
Setting me free, yeah I'm ready
To get up on your wailing wall
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
After my confession well I
I'm feeling freer than the wind
But then I start to shut it down fearing
I'm wondering what it would have been
If I had only, only I have no command
Over tomorrow, so I may as well be grand
And shoot my arrow

'Cause the ocean's wide but I can swim it
The tide is high, want to get in it
I feel the fire, come on let's fan it
You ask me why, 'cause every minute with you

Is like finding the holy city
Right there in front of my eyes
Waiting for me, yeah I'm ready
Oh, oh, oh

You're like finding the holy city
Right there in from of my eyes
Waiting for me, yeah I'm ready
To get up on your wailing wall

I can't feel it
Oh, I can't feel it anymore
I can't, I can't, I can't feel it anymore

You're like finding the holy city
Right there in front of my eyes
Setting me free, yeah I'm ready
Oh, oh, oh

You're like finding the holy city
Right there in from of my eyes
Waiting for me, yeah I'm ready
To get up on your wailing
Up on your wailing
Up on your wailing wall

The Classic

I am home in your arms
And I feel like this is living
It's been a long
Rocky road I have run

Could it be
That you're all
All I need to get by

And I love how it feels
To be so high without sinning
It's been an almighty drop into your heart

And it feels
Like I made it
Made out with all I was hoping for
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Could it be that you
You are the one
Could it be that you
You are the one

And we blow through the air
Like we're floating on a feather
Rock and roll is for sure
Here to stay

And this song
We've been singing
Feels like it's always been sung

Do you know what that's called
Archetypal, you're the classic
Yes, you hummed me the tune
That enraptured my heart

And you threw out
All my devils
To make room
For monumental love

Could it be that you
You are the one

No I never felt the sun
Warm my heart in the way you do
No I never felt the rain
Fill my tears with joy like you do
No I never felt the earth
Fluster the butterflies like you do
No I never felt anything like you

I am home in your arms
And I feel like this is living
It's been a long
Rocky road I have run

And it feels
Like I made it
Made out with all I was hoping for

Could it be that you
You are the one
Could it be that you
You are the one
Could it be
Could it be that you
You are the one
Could it be

C-L-A-S-S-I-C-L-A-S-S-I-C-L-A-S-S-I-C-
L-A-S-S-I-C-L-A-S-S-I-C-L-A-S-S-I-C-
L-A-S-S-I-C-L-A-S-S-I-C

Good Together

Remember the first time
On second thought please
Don't remember the first time
ĎCause going there and feeling that
Don't do me any good

But wasn't it special
Oh no, no, no
It wasn't so special
ĎCause what would I be doing here
Alone and what about it

It's in the way (heave ho heave ho)
You always want to go there
You wanna mine the gold of
What we had or did we really have it
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Don't wanna see those eyes
Don't wanna take that ride
No I'm not driving down your sentimental highway
Don't want to be nostalgic
Don't want to be nostalgic
For something that never was
Oh no, no, no

Well you were a looker
And you still are
You're a looker
But looking at you looking at me
Don't do me any good

I thought we were good together
Yes, I did
I thought we were good together
But I was wrong
And I've been wrong before so many times

It's in the way (heave ho heave ho)
You always want to go there
You wanna mine the gold of
What we had or did we really have it
Don't wanna see those eyes
Don't wanna take that ride
Lord knows I'm not driving down your sentimental highway
Don't want to be nostalgic
Don't want to be nostalgic
For something that never was

You will find me at the back of the bathhouse
Waiting for the heat
Oh holy night at the back of the bathhouse
Turn the lights down low

Won't you meet me at the back of the bathhouse
I'll be waiting for you
Oh holy night at the back of the bathhouse
Turn the lights down low

Don't want to be nostalgic
Don't want to be nostalgic
Don't want to be nostalgic
For something that never was

Get Direct

If you would be mine
We could be happy
We could be happy

If you wouldn't mind
We could be happy
We could be happy

So how about it
It'd be so easy to do
Start with you and I just feeling out
The love we have for living
Throwing out the old bath water
It's elementary

If you would be mine
We could be happy
We could be happy

If you wouldn't mind
We could be happy
We could be happy

The corner of my eye
Well it's got some business with you
I'd like to spread your fingers wider
Quit the lights and take you higher
Find the place that we've forgotten
It's elementary
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Don't take the tangle for my past
I left that ruin long ago
And I moved out to the deep end
Braced myself in case a piece like you
Would walk on, walk on by
Oh baby please

Now I know nobody owns nobody
What I'm trying to say
I wanna get spitting distance to you
Up close and personal
Let's get personal
Let's get direct
Let's get direct
Let's get experimental

You, me, happy, happy
It's elementary
You and me
Imagine us happy
Oh, happy
It's elementary
Oh, happy, oh, happy
It's elementary

Now I know nobody owns nobody
Now I know nobody owns nobody
Now I know nobody owns nobody
Now I know nobody owns nobody

Now I know nobody owns nobody
Now I know nobody owns nobody
Now I know nobody owns nobody
Now I know nobody owns nobody

What Would You Do

What would you do if you saw me dying
What would you do it you saw me dead
What would you do if you knew the story
What would you do if you were the only one

Oh, would you hesitate at all
Or fear breaking it to my family
No, I don't really care if you mind
Got to lay it on the line

What would you do if you caught me leaving
What would you do if I told you look away
What would you do if you heard me screaming
What would you do if you were the only one
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Oh, would you hesitate at all
Or fear losing me to my misery
'Cause I've already lost you, already lost you
So I don't really care if you mind
Got to lay it on the line

Listen to yourself
There will always be something to learn
However painful
Fear is only what you feel
When you're hitting new ground
Listen to yourself
'Cause there will always be a way in and out

Listen to yourself
There will always be something to learn
However painful
Fear is only what you feel
When you're hitting new ground
Listen to yourself
'Cause there will always be a way out

New Year's Day

Sell it to the sky
Tell it to your shyness
It never goes away
This ache I feel today

Take it like a man
Say it like you mean it
This is the final round
Lord lead me to the sound

'Cause I am so convincing
I have almost tricked myself into thinking
I'd want to do it all on my own
But I'm tired of my lies

Always in a state
A state of overstating
Why can't I find the grace
That let me quit this place

I fear I've lost my power
'Cause even when the feeling is off
When I am asked to dance
I can't resist romance
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Yeah, I am so convincing
I have almost tricked myself into thinking
I would want to do it all over again
But I'm tired of my lies

You won't find me here
No, you won't find me here
This new year's day

Shame

Shame, give me a reason to keep it around
Shame, 'cause I am tired of wearing the crown of thorns
Hey, hey, I'm not here to be the sufferer
For the fears of all humankind
I'm here to sing and get up in your everything

I didn't know it by sight but believe me
It was snarling at the essence of being alive
And I began to see my way out it looked easy
Just had to kick the double dealer out of my life

But it's a cool player
A greater persuader
It worked me over
And I fell back down into shame

Shame, give me a reason to keep it around
Shame, 'cause I am tired of wearing the crown of thorns
Hey, hey, I'm not here to be the sufferer
For the fears of all humankind
I'm here to sing and get up in your everything

I reckoned all I had to do
Is start on the good foot
And I'd be on my way out of the zoo
But when I tried to put my good foot into it
I tripped up on the doubts I'd been dying to undo
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Yeah it's a dictator
A dirty space invader
It worked me over
And I fell back down into shame

Shame, give me a reason to keep it around
Shame, 'cause I am tired of wearing the crown of thorns
Hey, hey, I'm not here to be the sufferer
For the fears of all humankind
I'm here to sing and get up in your everything

What would I be without it
I might be so alone
But I could be free without it
I don't need an evil twin
A spitting imagine, a Ms. Hyde
I don't need

Shame, give me a reason to keep it around
Shame, 'cause I am tired of wearing the crown of thorns
Hey, hey, I'm not here to be the sufferer
For the fears of all humankind
I'm here to sing and get up in your everything

It's time
I won't be a part
Of double-crossing my heart
It's time
Bring the future

It's time
I won't be a part
Of double-crossing my heart
It's time
Bring the future...

Stay

I just watch your hands
They move me
Touch my war, my world
And even when I
Try to deny
My dirt-white flag unfurls

Why don't you stay
Why don't you stay
Why not
Why not

I found the fountains rare
Rinse off my burdens there

Desire is a strength
Unwieldy
Wild and come undone
I'm flashing eyes on you
My island
Feel the midnight sun

Why don't you stay
Why don't you stay
Why not
Why not

I found the fountains rare
Rinse off my burdens there
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Could you know
How close you make me
Feel to feeling me
I release another piece
Of my soul to you
And you hold it
With your own

Why don't you stay
Why don't you stay
Why not
Why don't you stay
Why not
Why not
Why don't you stay
Why not
Why don't you stay
Why don't you stay
Why don't you stay

Ask me

Did you say that you'd love me
When I'm old and confused
Would you open up the window
And let the light in

Impossible maybe
But I've never known
What it is to give up a fight
So I'll have to take it from you

You only loved me
More than yourself
But I never wanted that kind of love
But maybe someday I'll get into it

I know that it hurts you
Well it hurts me too
But I don't know
Any other way to tell you I love you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I keep turning back
I keep turning back
I keep turning back
Turning back

If we're only dreaming
I love this dream we're in
Let's keep it going
Impossible maybe not

As I watch the fine peel of your Clementine
I want you now like I never have before

Please will you ask me
Oh ask me
'Cause you might be surprised
At my reply, at my reply

If we're only dreaming
I love this dream we're in
Let's keep it going

Let It Be You

Broke Me in Two

I'm with you, for all of time
And I'll play along with anybody else
Who's with you, for all of time
'Cause I'm into finding ever-open eyes

Sitting here thinking 'bout you
About the way your hands took me with you
And I will never, I'll never hesitate
Because you broke me in two

Like a lightning bolt hits the sea
You go deep down into me
And you never have a thing to prove
Because you broke me in two

I'm with you, for all of time
And I'll play along with anybody else
Who's with you, for all of time
'Cause I'm into finding ever-open eyes
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Did you ever have a moment when you
When you felt the ground move beneath you
You doubled the rhythm on my tired and lonely heart
Because you broke me in two

And I'm ready for the birds and bees
To fly right 'round you and me
'Cause now I hear the song and taste the honey
Of oh, oh, oh, you broke me in two

I'm with you, for all of time
And I'll play along with anybody else
Who's with you, for all of time
'Cause I'm into finding ever-open eyes

I'm with you, for all of time
And I'll play along with anybody else
Who's with you, for all of time
'Cause I'm into finding ever-open eyes

Overloaded

So you told me you're not home
When I called you on the phone
All I know is I'm not there
And I do not even care

Don't wanna talk about it
Just wanna scream and shout it
Don't wanna wake up in the morning
Over and over, it's automatic
Baby it's locked and loaded
Until your heart exploded
Don't wanna throw it all away
And away and away, it's overloaded
It's overloaded

All the plastic in the sea
And the ground beneath your feet
All the shadows in your mind
Killing me, you're killing time

Don't wanna talk about it
Just wanna scream and shout it
Don't wanna wake up in the morning
Over and over, it's automatic
Baby it's locked and loaded
Until your heart exploded
Don't wanna throw it all away
And away and away, it's overloaded
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
Don't wanna talk about it
Just wanna scream and shout it
Don't wanna wake up in the morning
Over and over, it's automatic
Baby it's locked and loaded
Until your heart exploded
Don't wanna throw it all away
And away and away, it's overloaded
It's overloaded

Don't wanna talk about it
Just wanna scream and shout it
Don't wanna wake up in the morning
Over and over, it's automatic
Baby it's locked and loaded
Until your heart exploded
Don't wanna throw it all away
And away and away, it's overloaded

Magic Lamp

Daisy, you stare into the fog of Iceland
And if you wanna dance
Tell me with your eyes
Tell me with your eyes

Aces are falling from the sky
And if you wanna
Show me with your hands
Show me with your hands

Neon number ones
Flashing out of time
Get the battle won
Light the dynamite
Light it just in time

Take me
Hollow out the sun
And make me
Follow you, we'll gun
To the other side
Yeah, to the other side
In the real world did you copy and paste too?
And just shake it
Shake it till the stars start shooting
Don't you wanna watch what'll happen now
Oh what'll happen now

Neon number ones
Flashing out of time
Get the battle won
Light the dynamite
Light it just in time

Slip into the passenger side
It takes just a well-placed bribe
You can't say we never tried
I like my good news unmapped
So when you begin to clap
I rub on my magic lamp

Slip into the passenger side
It takes just a well-placed bribe
You can't say we never tried
I like my good news unmapped
So when you begin to clap
I rub on my magic lamp

Neon number ones
Flashing out of time
Get the battle won
Light the dynamite
Light it just in time
Just in time

Just in time to slip into the passenger side
It takes just a well-placed bribe
You can't say we never tried
I like my good news unmapped
So when you begin to clap
I rub on my magic lamp

Slip into the passenger side
It takes just a well-placed bribe
You can't say we never tried
I like my good news unmapped
So when you begin to clap
I rub on my magic lamp
My magic lamp, my magic lamp
My magic lamp, my magic lamp
My magic lamp

 
Non Albums Tracks

Ballad Of A Deadman

( Duet with David Sylvian )

Oh honey take me out Iím a deadman
Oh baby bake me something sweet
Oh honey take me out Iím a deadman
Oh baby give me bread to eat

There are places in the damp Northwest where
The bodies lie down head to feet
There were losses in the California sunshine
Tell you stories that you canít repeat

In the winter when the valleyís flooded
Those were times where the rooms were cheap
The summer dirt lines the cornerís of your pockets
Iím still buried there ten feet deep

Papa donít place this curse on me
Heaven knows I canít use it
Papa donít place this stone on me
Mama thereís no future in it

We travel on the back roads lightly
Through Castle City and through the hills beyond
Me and Joan on the Sacramento
Me and Joan this is where weíre from

Oh honey take me out Iím a deadman
Oh baby bake me something sweet
Oh honey take me out Iím a deadman
Oh baby give me bread to eat

Papa donít place this curse on me
Heaven knows I canít use it
Papa donít place this curse on me
Mama thereís no future in it

Oh honey take me out Iím a deadman
Oh baby bake me something sweet
Oh honey take me out Iím a deadman
Oh baby give me bread to eat

Oh honey whereís the colours of the springtime
The pale green of an organdy dress
Her shadow grows in the California sunshine
But nothing else in the south south-west

Billie Jean

(Michael Jackson cover / Thriller Recovered Compilation LP)

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one who will dance on the floor in the round

She told me her name was Billie Jean and she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
Be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Hey Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid's not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid's not my son

For forty days and for forty nights
The law was on her side
But who can stand when she's in demand
Her schemes and plans
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round
So take my strong advice
Just remember to always think twice

She told my baby we'd danced 'till three
Then she looked at me
Then showed a photo, my baby cried
His eyes looked like mine
Go on dance on the floor in the round, baby

People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
She came and stood right by me
Then the smell of sweet perfume
This happened much too soon
She called me to her room

Hey Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid's not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid's not my son

She says I am the one
She says I am the one
She says I am the one
I am the one

She says I am the one
She says I am the one
She says I am the one
I am the one

She says I am the one
She says I am the one
She says I am the one
I am the one

She says I am the one
She says I am the one
She says I am the one
I am the one

She says I am the one
She says I am the one
She says I am the one
I am the one

Could it still be tonight

( Joan as Police Woman EP Bonus Track )

Could it still be tonight
Vanishing in a dream
From your house of burning fire
You move through me
Until I no longer, no longer feel
Remember me
I know I'm blind
It's dreaming time again
And I miss you

Could it still be tonight
Vanishing

Game of life

( Joan as Police Woman EP )

Could this be my fate tonight
That I could be meeting my match
Or does this card I play really have nothing to do
With the game of life
Cause Iíve thieved
And I feel hated for
All of the tricks that Iíve played
In the game of life

Will I walk the line tonight
Even thought thereís something missing
Iím afraid my heart is gone
Left me nothing more than a love for a man
So Iíll seethe and Iíll slither
Towards your hot lights
Red lights giant exploding
Exploding in the name of life

Will I fall into the arms that cannot hold me
Or will I hit the target
And fall into the arms of you
Of you

Somethingís got to give tonight
Baby baby I need it to
You are me and I am you
So whatís the fuss
Iíll seethe and Iíll slither
Towards you hot lights
Red light giant exploding in the name of life

Will I fall into the arms that cannot hold me
Or will I hit the target
And fall into the arms of you
Of you

How come youíre so solid gold

( Joan as Police Woman EP )

This is the scent of modern love
This is the scent of modern love
Itís in the creep, hideaway
And itís in the sink, hideaway
Start now
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Itís in the holler, modern love
Itís in the holler, modern love
Well this is the dark sea, hideaway
And I am your finger maid, hideaway
Start now
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Itís on the land
I canít forgo the forgotten

Why donít you fall asleep without me, for once, daddy
Why donít you fall asleep without me, for once, daddy
Cause you know I need you
You know I need you
Youíre the wise child

This is the send-up, modern love
This is the send-up, modern love
Well do it away, child
Itís easy
Way away
Itís easy now
Youíre stalling
How come youíre so solid gold
Well Iíll be your finger maid
Iíll be your finger maid
Just start now
Start now.

Oh heart
I see you all around me now
Oh heart
I feel you all around me now
Oh heart
I feel you all around me now
Oh, ooh
Oh, ooh

Lover's Spit

(Broken Social Scene cover)

All these people drinking lover's spit
They sit around and clean their face with it
And they listen to teeth to learn how to quit
Tied to a night they never met

You know it's time
That we grow old and do some shit
I like it all that way
I like it all that way

All these people drinking lover's spit
Swallowing words while giving head
They listen to teeth to learn how to quit
Better take some hand and get used to it

You know it's time
That we grow old and do some shit
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way

You know it's time
That we grow old and do some shit
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way

My gurl

( Joan as Police Woman EP )

The ceiling below
The length of your shoulders
Is slipping
And reeling
In stopped motion
In stopped motion
In stopped motion

On the path, the fine line
Moving to my gurl
My twin, undetectable
My criminal
We're keeping the sea sated

Straight ahead with focus
Moving to my gurl
Amidst the rage, the firing range
And fashion
The clicking of heels surrounds me
Oh-oh
I call to the sky
"we will rise up, against the invisible"
I'll brush the hair from my eyes
Cause it's in my way
And I wanna see you see me shine

I know the way in
And you all the way in
I live in the shake-me
And you so suddenly

Feeling you before me
Moving to my gurl
Black pearls of blood rotation
We're living in true wonder

I call to the sky
"we will rise up, against the invisible"
I'll brush the hair from my eyes
Cause it's in my way
And I wanna see you see me shine
I call to the sky
"we will rise up, against the invisible"
I'll brush the hair from my eyes
Cause it's in my way
And I wanna see you see me shine

Hot flashes the way inside you
I will bend in the ocean
And spread the sky
I know the way in
And you all the way in
I will bend in the ocean
And spread the sky

Myrrhman

(Talk Talk cover / Spirit Of Talk Talk LP)

Place my chair at the backroom door
Help me up, I can't wait anymore
Blessed love, the love I've seen
Stair by idle stair
Faith one path and the second in fear

I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope

And tread dependence beneath my feet
Step right up, something's happening here
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope
A half-wit am I read
I start in hope

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

Prime mover

( Joan as Police Woman EP )

ďFollow meĒ, he said
Staring at my face again
He said, ďi want to be your Farrakhan
Forget all the things you heard about
Iím your manĒ, he said

If I were all together crazy
I wouldnít feel a thing
When he said all those things he said
But Iím not there yet
So I followed him
I followed him instead

I found the prime mover
Heís the hero in my head
The pale moonlight
The pale moonlight
Prime mover
Heís the hero in my head
The pale moonlight
Even when the sunís blazing

I want everything
I want everything

ĎCause sometimes I donít want to lead
I play the horses all the time
Itís true
I like him ĎCause he letís me hold the fruit
While he tests it out
Over and over again

I found the prime mover
Heís the hero in my head
The pale moonlight
The pale moonlight
Heís the prime mover
Heís the hero in my head
Heís the pale moonlight
Even when the sunís blazing
I found the prime mover
Heís the hero in my head
In the pale moonlight
Even when the sunís blazing

ĎCause
I want everything
I want everything
I want everything

Senza Finestra

(Afterhours feat. Joan As Police Woman / Hai Paura Del Buio? LP)

PuÚ piacermi come sei
Ma io non sono come te
Grassa e brutta anima
Senza finestra
Senza finestra

Rispettandoti potrei
Accettare come sei
Ma io non sono come te
Senza finestra
Senza finestra

Let it be love
Love

Puoi piacermi come sei
Ma io non sono come te
Senza finestra
Senza finestra
Senza finestra
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Sin da quando ero bambino
Sin da quando ero bambino
Sin da quando ero bambino
Sin da quando ero bambino
Sin da quando ero bambino
Sin da quando ero bambino

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

Show me the life

( The Ride EP )

I believe you
And I love you
Tell me I will be
In your eyes and
On your lips only
Tell me
I won't forget

Sell me on permanence
I'd never thought of it
Show me daddy
Show me the life
And Iíll go there

Strip me
I'm already threadbare
Enough to see
The mark of blueprint
In my makeup
Mapping the ghost in me

Sell me on permanence
I'd never thought of it
Show me daddy
Show me the life
And Iíll go there
Show me the life
And Iíll go there
Show me the life
And Iíll meet you there

Stagger into the light

( Joan as Police Woman EP )

I do
Want every night
To feel like the eagle in flight
I do
And if you feel like you might
Want to share this with me
Well, I beckon you
To me

This is an attempt to recover
The stone in the gold
And the ice, ever-crystalline
And the oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
That acts like itís lost itís place
In this warring world

Listen to me
Stagger into the light
Stagger into the light

The earth is child
Treat her tonight as if she were infant
And youíre her first springtime
Remember the human piece
Rips like tissue when trying to get the gift
This gift

This is an attempt to recover
The song in the reed
How it bends to become you
And the oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
That acts like itís lost itís place
In this warring world

Listen to me
Stagger into the light
Stagger into the light
Oh-
Stagger into the light

Cause I do
Feel like tonight could be every night
For forever
And I know you feel the same way
I do, I do

Send you eyes my way
Weíll recover the warmth of the dirt
And the shine in the salty air
And the oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
That acts like itís lost itís place
In this warring world

Stagger into the light
Stagger into the light
Oh
Stagger into the light

Take me

( Live 2006 )

Just please be real
Donít sit on the sidelines and watch me walk away
Please just do it
Do it to me
Do what you feel and ask me later
Take me please take me
Donít talk, donít talk
Make me forget about us
Make me forget about me
Please just do it
Do it to me
You donít have to worry anymore
Take me please take me
Just move your feet upon this floor
I just need to know for sure
Maybe we'll find
Maybe we'll find
Donít promise me nothing
Just be you
Donít stand on the sidelines and watch me walk away
Please just do it
Do it to me
Do what you want and think later
Take me, please take me

The Long Run

(Rodrigo Le„o feat. Joan As Police Woman / Songs (2004-2012) LP)

It's plain to see
You won't be there for me
In the long run
In the long run

It's plain to see
You won't play fair with me
In the long run
Not in the long run

You're not the man you used to be
The man who fell in love with me
The thought of it makes me crazy
I'm caught in the trap that brings me back
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You're not the man you used to be
The man who fell in love with me
The thought of it makes me crazy
I'm caught in the trap that swings me back to you

Oh baby, remember falling in love
Oh baby, didn't we fall in love

But now it's clear
That you'll be nowhere near
To the long run
To the long run

It's crystal clear
That you'll disappear
In the long run
Yes, in the long run

You're not the man you used to be
The man who fell in love with me
The thought of it makes me crazy
I'm caught in the trap that brings me back

You're not the man you used to be
The man who fell in love with me
The thought of it makes me crazy
I'm caught in the trap that swings me back to you

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

Vapour Trail

(The Cake Sale cover / Printer Clips feat. Joan As Police Woman / Printer Clips LP)

These white tufts of your vapour trail
Have sprouted and taken root
It's like you're at the big shiny wheel
Where candyfloss is born and grows as the stick turns
Spinning out your vapour trail

I head north, stopping at stations
With rainbow diesel stains
Singing accents of teenagers
And hills not black but green
Rolling out to sea
As you're spinning out your vapour trail

These people hold me and I hold them
These people hold me and I hold them

With these arms that reach beyond the grave
To the lives that grew from such embrace
I was cast as a bit player
Throwing hollow shapes on a hollow stage
As you're spinning out your vapour trail

Your people hold me and I hold them
Your people hold me and I hold them

You underline the sky with all you've left behind
You underline the sky with all you've left behind
You underline the sky with all you've left behind
You underline the sky, spinning out your vapour trail

These white tufts of your vapour trail
Have sprouted and taken root
When thrown in at the deep end
Friendship can be forced
Fondness not so much
And I think we're there

Your Song

(iTunes bonus track / The Classic LP)

Sing to me
And begin an anthology
I can feel the melody in your mouth

Sing to me
And begin and begin again
I can feel the gravity of your sight (?) of the dust of dawn
In your song

Who would know if life was really worth living
And who would care to live it anyway
But what I know is true
When I hear you, I just want to make it through

Sing to me
And sense the change in the atmosphere
You can feel the softening of my heart

Bring to me
Bring the noise supernatural
Through your voice
The conquering of the wild
You mesmerize this child
And chant all the while
I hear music and the laughter in it
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Sing to me
The life is really worth living
'Cause I want to care to live it anyway
And what I know is true
When I hear you singing, well, I want to sing too

Who would know if life were really worth living
And who would care to live it anyway
But what I know is true
When I hear you, when I hear you
When I hear you, lover, I just want to thank you

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