B i o g r a p h y
 (by Paul Moody)

"I’ve got something to say” whispers Martina, barely ten minutes into The Blue God, her first album for five years. “Have you?” It’s a neat touch -a reminder that for MTB, music is as much about challenging the audience as tapping into the creative flow. “For me, music is about accessing thoughts and emotions that lie below the surface” she explains. “I’m interested in using music as a way of exploring the emotional layers in life.” Martina Topley Bird is one of British pop’s great mavericks. When she first cast strange and exhilarating shadows over contemporary music on Tricky’s ‘Maxinquaye’ in 1995 no one was expecting the arrival of such a precocious young talent. The times were demanding conservative, retro-minded Britpop. Instead, the pair conjured up an intimate yet other-worldly form of down tempo, with Martina’s vocals acting as celestial foil to the blunted genius of the music, causing critics to fall over themselves and cash-till’s to work overtime. Further collaborations on ‘Pre-Millennium Tension’, ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ and ‘Nearly God’ saw Martina acting as both musical and visual foil to her (then) ex-boyfriend. Dazzling stars in a dull universe, they subverted gender politics and mainstream pop, their chalk’n’cheese synergy chalking up platinum sales en route. “Those records still sound good today, and that’s all you can hope to achieve.”

Martina has guested on a who’s who of contemporary music, including David Holmes, Gorillaz, DIPLO, Primus and The John Spencer Blues Explosion, developing her craft as both a singer and songwriter along the way. For her solo debut,’ Quixotic’ (2003) Martina called on heavy friends ranging from David Arnold to Josh Homme to Mark Lanegan to help fulfil her sepiated vision. The result - an exotic fusion of vintage soul, rock and nocturnal blues - duly received a Mercury Prize nomination and prompted Mojo to declare it “a sensual and endlessly inventive record.” “If you look at my career on paper it looks a little bit like a hobby” she says “But it’s always been a matter of waiting for the right people to work with. This is the happiest I’ve been, working in this particular constellation.’’ Such eagerness to see music as a vast melting pot can be traced to her childhood. ‘’I saw The Sugarcubes when I was twelve and after that I really got into alternative music- Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction. I’ve known Josh Homme since he was in Kyuss.” ‘’My Parents played R’n’B and soul in the house (opera and jazz on Sundays). My mum would play one song incessantly in the car to torture us! Barry White was my parents’ smooching music – I guess that’s why it had the opposite effect on me, eugh!’’ Whilst much modern chart music has given up on breaking new ground, Martina’s career has been about deconstructing the past and building something more fantastical in its place. Who better to embark on her latest voyage with, then, than Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton, mastermind of pop situationists Gnarls Barkley, and widely regarded as modern pop’s most visionary thinker. “Brian has been a friend for a long time, and we first worked on a track in May 2005. We were both so excited by the results; we agreed to do the whole record together. I had loads of songs before we started, but in the end I only kept one (‘Poison’). Instead, we created something new between us. Brian is a huge anglophile, and the album is very visual sounding. I wanted there to be a sonic manifesto as well as a lyrical one, and I think that’s been achieved.” The result, The Blue God -recorded in LA over a three month period last year- is where Martina takes the fabulous contradictions of her past and wraps them in live instruments and luxurious production. A unique musical environment which fuses Hollywood glitz, psychedelic-pop riffs, ambient interludes, light and shade and her trademark futuristic pop noir. At the same time it’s a banner under which Martina can deliver ruminations on the human condition.

“A lot of the album is about the notion of physical proximity relative to emotional connections between people. My dad, Martin Topley, died when he was twenty-nine. Between the release of ‘Quixotic’ and now I turnedtwenty nine, and I started thinking and what I’d achieved in my life as a human being. Also I wanted to focus on the nature of my relationship with him and with my step father because of the way I felt those relationships were affecting my other relationships.” If sure-fire hit “Poison”, Wurlitzer waltz “Snowman” and Arthur Lee inspired psychedelic-pop gem “April Grove” don’t get your feet moving and your spirits soaring then bad luck, you’re dead already. Elsewhere, “Phoenix”, “Razor Tongue” (featuring bass by Money Mark) and instant classic “Baby Blue” are further reminders Martina has lost none of her freewheeling vocal dexterity. Perhaps best of all, as first single ‘Carnies’ proves, The Blue God is as British as fish’n’chips. “Carnies’ is about how intoxicating it is as a kid to go the fair and go on the rides. You get the horrors and feel out of control, and there’s a real sense of danger. At the same time, the central lyric is “Say what you want/ Life’s too good to be true’’. It’s bittersweet. The song is saying either you’ll come home or you won’t. I’ll always come home, I hope.’’ Intelligent, life-affirming, futuristic, pop noir to make the head spin and the heart soar, then. In a world that has come to welcome self made artists, Martina Topley Bird’s return couldn’t be better timed. She’s got something to say. Have you?



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Quixotic
- 2003 -

Intro
Need one
Anything
Soulfood
Lullaby
Too tough to die
Sandpaper kisses
Ragga
Lying
I wanna be there
I still feel
Ilya
Stevie's (day's of a gun)


The Blue God
- 2008-05-12 -

Phoenix
Carnies
April Grove
Something to Say
Baby Blue
Shangri La
Snowman
Da Da Da Da ( Instrumental )
Valentine
Poison

Razor Tongue
Yesterday
 


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Crystalised
Deflect
I Only Have Eyes for You
Outrun
Slip Your Skin
Warzone
Why Should I
Zero Tolerance
 

 


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Quixotic

*** Thanx a lot to Lana & Kitty from Moon Palace  ***

Intro

I'm gonna make the whole world do it
I'm hustlin' and take 'em by the heart
Won't suffer
Not even for one night
You know there's no reason for alarm
Never to late, the sun don't love the day
And I'm not here just to play

No, no, no

You try to make the whole world do it
You hustlin' and take 'em by the arm
Don't suffer for the light
You know there's no reason for alarm

Never too late
I'm not here for to play

No, no, no

Need One

Tell it face to face
You got you a race
Ain't got no time to taste
Low stars in fight

If I went away
You could walk today
Time walks a world away
Screw me, you try

You're gonna kill some
You're gonna free some
You're gonna lose someone

You're gonna fake some
You're gonna want some
You're gonna be someone

What you're feedin' me
Don't make a mark of me
I don't bruise so easily
No scars inside

I tell it face to face
I got no time to taste
My memory's your fate
No scars inside

You're gonna kill some
You're gonna free some
You're gonna lose someone

You're gonna taste some
You're gonna want some
You're gonna believe someone

Send me alone
I'm solemn and sorry

I'm gonna need some
I'm gonna need some
I'm gonna need someone

I think you need some
You're gonna need some
You're gonna free someone
Send me alone

Tell it face to face
You got you a race
Face to face
You got you a race
Tell it face to face

Anything

No doubt
You're gonna be thinkin'
I'll run out
That's where you're so mistaken
You take me to a high
Of just no other kind
I don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything (but you)
I don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything (but you)

The size
Just seems to get bigger
The prize is, well, just go figure
When I think way back when
I can't go back again

I don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything (but you)
I don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything (but you)

My half
I thought I'd be stronger
But my path
T you just seems longer
You fake me to a high
Of just no other kind

I don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything (but you)
I don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything (but you)

Don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything (but you)
I don't want anything (but you)
I don't need anything

Soulfood

I wanna tell you
I've come to feel
I wanna show you
How our love is real

Leave your jacket on the floor
I'm coming around for more
Leave your heat in the bed
I wanna be there by your head
As long as you wanna stay, baby, baby,
All you got to say
Nobody's coming around today

I'm gonna show you
Show you where the good times start, baby
I wanna show you
I wanna show you where the feeling sparks
And I'm gonna let you
Take all the time you need
'Cause when the soul starts fallin', baby
We got time to leave

We get trigger happy
Got the feeling all day and night
We get everybody
To sing along in summer night, baby

You get everything I got
And I know you're feeling fine
The sweet sweet feeling you give to me baby
I wanna have a good time

In the morning
We're all singing
We're all free, yeah

I'm gonna show you
Show you where the good times start, baby
I wanna show you
I wanna show you where the feeling sparks
And I'm gonna let you
Take all the time you need
'Cause when the soul starts fallin', baby
We got time to leave

Ever since I was young
I wanted, I wanted to love
Ever since you came along
I'm feeling so much stronger
Every way that you show
This feelings open to love

I'm gonna show you
Show you where the good times start, baby
I wanna show you
I wanna show you where the feeling sparks
And I'm gonna let you
Take all the time you need

Take all the time you need
Take all the time you need
Take all the time you need
Take all the time you need
Take all the time you need
Take all the time you need

Every way, every day
I want you near
I need you here
To be my sea of love
(Take all the time you need)

Lullaby

Let's take our wine closer to the fireside
No apologies, so much to say
And there is no time
There's a fairytale
You never learned to read or write
Oyster shell
You never learned to look inside

Take it from me
He and I were winter bees
I fell easily
For visions I'd never see

Stardust falling from my halo

See there's this fairytale
You never learned to read or write
Oyster Pearl
You never cared to look inside

I keep it clean
Your fingers press my cheek
You're not like me
My duty speaks and it moves my feet

You don't understand
Just like the rock in my hand
You don't understand
Just like the rock in my hand

There's a fairytale
You never learned to read or write
Oyster shell
You never cared to look inside
There's a fairytale
You never learned to read or write
Oyster shell
You never learned to look inside

Never cared to look inside
Never cared, you never cared
Never cared to look inside
Never cared, you never cared
Never cared to look inside
Never cared, you never cared

Too Tough To Die

Sampled:
...
Too tough to die

Martina:
I always wonder why
My mama left town
New Haven ain't a bag of salt
When nobody knows your name
You look so different over the phone
Seven states away they're doin'
Doin' the strange fruit swing
When they come down
You have to leave town

I am
Too tough to die
I am
Too tough to die

Blessed are those who believe
Who believe and have not seen
I wasn't there
And it's got me wondering
And the man you make then and now
He's burning
School's are learning you can't unlearn
No room to turn
Let alone run

And I am
Too tough to die
I am
Too tough to die

It's in their eyes
It's unspoken
Don't even know they're out to do you harm
Can't even see the pulse beating
In the axle of your arm

Outlaw wearin' diamond patches
of sunlight on his coat
Livin in a cage make a 7 time daddy
lose his mind to roam
Derision's a cold wind against my skin
You keep a-flayin til there's no skin at all
What's to hold it together when you stumble
And you fall

I am
Too tough to die
I am
Too tough to die

Sandpaper Kisses

Sandpaper kisses, papercut bliss
Don't know what this is, but it all leads to this:
You're gonna leave Her
You have deceived Her
Just a girl

Ooh just a girl with featherweight curls
To expose all she knows you play like tease
Just a girl with featherweight curls
To expose all she knows you play like tease

You're gonna leave Her
You have deceived Her
Just a girl

I want the soul of something simple to
take home with me
The world as someplace simple it's my
home you see

You're gonna leave Her
You have deceived Her
Just a girl, a blood red pearl

Ragga

Tricky :
Someone wanna come around
Dumpin' fun around
I bring my pan around
And pop one in your shoulder
And pop one in your shoulder

Martina :
Won't no be the same
Won't no be the same

A stumble pacifist
Christian on my list
Cause I'm fingers and Noah's
You need to hold on
A stumbled a pacifist
Christian's on my list
Cause I'm feeling the fluid
They need to hold it

I come on fast as this
Like a Viper Kiss
Tricky make a vapour
Make you get your cold on

I wrap my tongue around
You get to be the clown
I come like underground
And make you feel older

Oh, I love it so much
I'm doing things I wouldn't normally do
And, when it comes to your touch
I'm doing things I wouldn't normally do

I wrap my tongue around
You get to be the clown
I come like underground
I make you feel older

I wrap my tongue around
You get to be the clown

Oh I like it so much
I'm doing things I wouldn't normally do
And when it comes to your touch
I'm doing things I wouldn't normally do
(x2)

Tricky:
Someone wanna come around
Dumpin fun around
I bring my pan around
And pop one in your shoulder
And pop one in your shoulder
And pop one in your shoulder

Martina:
Oh I love it so much
I'm doing things I wouldn't normally do
And when it comes to your touch
I'm doing things I wouldn't normally do
(3x)

Lying
 
I walked out of the house in your
girlfriend's clothes
They fit me better than I would
have supposed
My mind close the curtain
on a lonely repose
And when I walk around town
everybody knows

I'm lying with you
Backsliding with you
Not trying with you
I'm lying with you

Out of the house with hangover shame
Don't punish me for not calling you
Come by the house, I'll be there at eight,
Waiting on the stoop for you

I'm lying with you
Backsliding with you
I'm not trying with you
I'm lying with you

Where are you Ilya?
Where are you Ilya?

Telephone's ringing and I'm at work
Look around to see if anybody heard
When I'm undercover I know it's absurd
But I want it and I can't say no
But I want it and I can't say no

I'm lying with you
Backsliding with you
Not trying with you
I'm lying with you

Where are you?
Where are you?

Dadada

I Wanna Be There

I wanna be there when you arrive
I wanna see her I'll shred her eyes
I wanna be here when you defy
I wanna see it with my own eyes
You know you can't leave me fraying
I don't know what I'd do with myself
On the day I see you coming
I don't know what I'll do with myself

I don't like your sense of fun
I'll be laughing, watch you run
I don't like your sense of fun
I'll be laughing, watch you run, run, run

I wanna be there
I wanna be there
(repeated)

I Still Feel

Wish that I could close my eyes
And stop this room from moving
Any sound could cause surprise
Except my blue phone ringing
Won't someone come see me
They could change my weather
We could talk together now

Because I still feel high
And so low (low low low)
Oh I still feel high
And so low (low low low)

Is my reflection telling lies
Or is my mind just blinking
Self esteem and bottle mark
Compete for last position

Why don't you come home and be me
You could read my letter
We could talk forever ( and ever )

Because I still feel high
And so low (low low low)
Oh I still feel high
And so low (low low low)

And when the dark
Separates the earth
You wanna come down slow
You wanna come down nice

Wanna come down slow
Wanna come down nice

Because I still feel high
And so low (low low low)
Oh I still feel high
And so low (low low low)

Oh I feel so high
And so low (low low low)
Oh I feel so high
And so low (low low low)

And when the love
Is falling down
You wanna know
Who's stumbling up

Oh when we do
My lover says
You wanna go
You don't wanna stay
You don't wanna stay
Don't wanna stay

(Feel so high
And so low)

Feel so high
Feel so high
So high

Ilya

Tell you baby
I've been waiting
For so long
I want it over
It's pleasant waiting
It's pleasant hating
Placenta fed
Get out of my head
Life's a laugh
When you complain about
The way that I give
All I have to give
You say you want more:
You can't sustain without
You wanna live
But you don't know how

Overthinking,
Smoking and drinking
You're in my head
It's time for bed
One word my lover
I can be hollow
When you say
Goin' away

Cut you in half
See how you feel without
I want you to live
But you don't know how
Am I gone?
I want to be reborn
Thought I was in love
Tell me was I wrong

You know we were wrong together

Ain't it funny, they say it's sunny
And come the cloud:
My inside out
Water bed
In my head
It's pleasant waiting
It's pleasant hating

They say it's fine
And then come the storm
No memory of ever feeling warm
I don't mind
The rain and such
But I miss the warm
The warm of your ....

You know we were wrong together
You know we were wrong together
You know we were wrong together
You know we were wrong together
You know we were wrong together
Together
Together
Together
Together
Together

Stevie's (Day's Of A Gun)

Somebody saw you on fire
These are the days of a gun
Nobody'd say you won't try it
You are the sword I'm falling on
...
Your not solid for no reason
What say you see them falling down dead
How do you stay a lover inside?
How do you stay a lover inside?

Somebody saw you on fire
These are the days of a gun
Nobody'd say you won't try it
You are the sword I'm falling on

Don't say there's no challenge
What sort of thing are we starting?

Who are you when you're not what you fear
What say you see them falling down dead

How do you stay a lover inside?
How do you stay a lover inside?

Learning blood
Long as your heart don't have to share
All turned on
To reach the wounded sounded fair
Handcuff a tongue
I can't believe it's so unfair

Some day
Some day

The Blue God

Phoenix

All move so fast here
No one can last here
Lucky for us, dear
Round and round we go

Darling, the turn is resistant to you, I do
Forgetting to follow your instict, do you, I do

I will stay for this last transformation
From where we start it soon gets precarious
I will stay for this last transformation
Beauty and tragedy released in the end

Here now we’re kneeling
Now we’re revealing
Purge every feeling
As we turn to dust

Don’t get yourself in mischief
Do you, you don’t, do you?
Together whatever the distance to you
I'll come to you

I will stay for this last transformation
Flares and arcs will lead us out to sea
Far above you the stars light the heavens
Beauty and tragedy released in the end

Out in the distance
Blue god encrypted
Phoenix persistent
Round and round we go

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

Carnies

Ferris Wheels and Cotton Candy
Folks try to stall as the kids get antsy
They sit there complaining there’s nothing else to do
So we pick up our coats and go down to the fair
Who knows what we’ll find when we get there
Eyes will be streaming, faces split in two

Carnies have come to town
If they stay will you hang around
Lately where have you gone
I’ve been waiting for so long
When will you come back

Say what you want life’s too good to be true
Jump-start me after I’m through the sun-roof
Soon I’ll be home but I don’t know if you will too

April Grove

( Chrysalis Cover )

Watching the silent wings of
Robber Fly
I contemplate his victims
As they die

No one sheds a tear
No one interferes
Life will come and go this year
In April Grove

Under the moldy leaves some
Springtails stay
They hardly ever see the
Light of day

Till you scratch away
At their roof of clay
Then they always jump away
In April Grove

April Grove
I'm an alien
In clothing in your realm
I’m alone
I’m invading
But you're holding me here
And I’m overwhelmed getting stoned

Watching meanderings of
Swallowtails
Following thistle blossom
Pollen trails

Sipping flower juice
In the sun profuse
Between shadows seeping through
To April Grove

April Grove
I'm an alien
In clothing in your realm
I’m alone
I’m invading
But you're holding me here
And I’m overwhelmed getting stoned

Watching meanderings of
Swallowtails
Following thistle blossom
Pollen trails

No one interferes
No one ever hears
Life will come and go this year
In April Grove

Something to Say

Tell me something can I tell you
Or tell me can I get it to you
This fan don't give us something to do
I hold a second and I refill you

I got something to say
So don’t believe you are me
Help me I call my hand (?!)

I saw so much to choose
How unsettled are you
I want a boy I can use
Out of solitude

I got something to say
I got something to say
I got something to say
You got something to say
You got something to say

Tell me something to chase him away
All of falling is use and not need
It’s so taken and taken over me
It’s so obtuse and it proves you’re on a leash

And all hallucinations
When there's already someone else
Not if I caught for living (?)
Or did you rinse your hands

Tell me where she lives
Come on and listen sit down now child
I got something to say
But don’t believe you are me

I got something to say
I got something to say
You got something to say
You got something to say

I got something to say
I got something to say
You got something to say
You got something to say

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

Baby Blue

I don't think you should wait nor a minute more
'Cause she's a girl that you've been waiting for
It's funny how the noises that I'm making
Can't drown the sound of my heart breaking

Baby Blue
I don't know what to do when you call to me
Baby Blue
I never really knew I belonged to you

Just one brief glance was all that I needed to
Believe that you might feel what I feel for you
In the night I wake up hard breathing
No peace, you're calling to me in my dreaming

Baby Blue
I don't know what to do when you call to me
Baby Blue
I never really knew I belonged to you

No each last chance will rush up to meet me and feign
The love will remain

Baby Blue
I don't know what to do when you call to me
Baby Blue
I never really knew I belonged to you

Oh desert rose if only I find a blue
In the night, into his room
Brush his lips, wait 'till the morning
In his eyes a new love dawning

Baby Blue
I don't know what to do when you call to me
Baby Blue
I never really knew I belonged to you

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

Shangri La

See me, I see you too
There’s no strings to what we do
It’s a wireless phase and the camera stays
I bend into place, a Maria full of Grace

And I wonder if you could do
All I do for you

And it’s so original and it’s so beautiful
I can see me in the way you are
Knowing everywhere I go you’re my picture on the wall
I see me in the way I am
When I reach town, baby I’m a touchdown
I see us in the way we are
And I’m running for a train and I’m coming home again
And then maybe I can slowdown

Walk in a circle
Trying to find our way home

It’s cruel to detain me
Unbuckle and deplane me
A wireless phase and the camera says
I bend into place a Maria full of Grace

Do you know what I do for you
Know what I do, do you

And it’s so beautiful and it’s so original
I can see me in the way you are
Knowing everywhere I go you’re my picture on the wall
I see me in the way I am
When I reach town, baby I’m a touchdown
I see us in the way we are
And I’m running for a train and I’m coming home again
And then maybe I can slow down

Walk in a circle
Finding our way home
Run in a circle
Finding our way home…

Snowman

Wasn't gonna miss him
I miss him now
Built a fire
Like I was gone
And now I know

A lonely longing heart
Wait for love
For I feel lifted up
On the tip of your tongue

Even now I listen
I listen hard
The suppliers of higher love
They say "no, no"

Once we wrote it all
And sent it home
For I feel, written off
How we're wasting our time

Wasting time

Valentine

It's oh so late to start wishing
This heart of mine, you're gonna own
They fade away and now you're here
I didn't know
It's only you

Valentine
Go out in the light

Why suffer back in the game
All living, all our sin the same
All the faithful heal, they're all praying
They refer to

Valentine
Oh, return

They release you then you turn to see
Make it feel alright
The only thing is that I didn't
I tried to climb but fell on home
I feel around and still your here
Your coming home But before you do

Valentine
Go out in the light

Out in the moonlit sky
I saw you

Poison

Just the memory of you
It feels like poison
Still the memory of you
It feels like poison
It kills like poison

Why you do the things you do
It feels like poison
I can only love you
It feels like poison

If not for you
No love in front of me
Nobody told you
It's not how it's supposed to be

Make a wish and blow it out
Love will begin again
I don't want to be a clown
The whole town is laughing
Behind my back, you're supposed to be a friend

If not for you
No love in front of me
Nobody told you
It's not how it's supposed to be
It’s not how it’s supposed to be
It’s not how it’s supposed to be
It’s not how it’s supposed to be
It’s not how it’s supposed to be

It feels like poison
Why you do the things you do
It feels like poison
Why you do the things you do
It feels like poison
Why you do the things you do
It feels like poison

Razor Tongue

Hello, come in
Surprise you win
After hanging your town
It's all that I've gone
You're living in a dream

Too late when you say
I've changed, you've changed
It's too late when we lay
I've changed, oh no

Where were you baby
Where were you baby
Let's hear what you do, you
Late news for you, you
All I can say
Is all that shit fades
You should leave me

Feel so razor tongued
You raise the gun
Take a seat
Slowly grinned
"How are you?"

Too late when you say
We've changed, I've changed
If only you listened
I've changed, oh no

Where were you baby
Where were you baby
Let's hear what you do, you
Late news for you, you
All I can say
Is all the shit fades
You should leave me

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

Yesterday

Could you imagine
Lying with me
Etched in skin
I won't let you go

Could you sit up there
Hiding with me
Yesterday I won’t let you go
Yesterday I don't have to know

Save yourself

I am safe again
When will end
Yesterday I won’t let you go

Not used to nothing
My soul’s end
Yesterday I won’t let you go

Yesterday I won’t let you go
Yesterday I won’t let you go

Non Albums Tracks

Crystalised

(The XX cover / Robert "3D" Del Naja, Mark Lanegan, Martina Topley-Bird, Warpaint)

Mark Lanegan:
You've applied the pressure
To have me crystalised
And you've got the faith
That I could bring paradise

Martina Topley-Bird:
I'll forgive and forget
Before I'm paralyzed
Do I have to keep up the pace
To keep you satisfied

Mark Lanegan:
Things have gotten closer to the sun
And I've done things in small doses
So don't think that I'm pushing you away
When you're the one that I've kept closest
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Martina Topley-Bird:
You don't move slow
And taking steps in my directions
The sounds echo
Does it lessen your affection
No

Mark Lanegan:
You say I'm foolish
For pushing this aside
But burn down our home
I won't leave alive

Martina Topley-Bird:
Glaciers have melted to the sea
I wish the tide would take me over
I've been down on my knees

Mark Lanegan & Martina Topley-Bird:
And you just keep on getting closer

Placid as I melt into the sea
(Things have gotten closer to the sun)
I wish the tide would take me over
(And I've done things in small doses)
I've been down onto my knees
(So don't think that I'm pushing you away)
And you just keep on getting closer
(When you're the one that I've kept closest)

Go slow
Go slow
Go slow
Go slow
Go slow

Deflect

( Leila with Martina Topley-Bird & Terry Hall vocals )

Come to me saying you've been lonely
Yeah you're listening for the telephone but it ain't ringing, no
Your love is so mature
I won't take it no since you been
Into something you will not turn leader you tell me nothing
You won't lecture me
That's enough reasoning, I can with you so raunchy
I'm for real memories are not burning in
Running into me and saying something
You can't believe they want to take my wings
All of the colours out the corner of my eye it was singing, oh
Breathe on this city machine, they want a rare too blue
That's enough reasoning, I know you
May you be all you can be
And may the child in you want to believe I want you here
I want you in my world
Hey muse I used to be your candy store
Candy store
Empty time they came and cheerlead feel like I'm the only only song and
Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Lay it all on me
I been so wrong
I can't reach you to begin again
I love the way you go to words
The sun that you are
I tried to be here
I understand you like a baby
I'll understand you like a baby
I won't listen like a baby
Don't understand you like a baby
I understand you like a baby
I'll understand you like a baby
I won't listen like a baby
Don't understand
And the rain is coming

I Only Have Eyes for You

( The Flamingos / Sweetheart Compilation 2005 )

My love must be a kind of blind love
I can't see anyone but you

Are the stars out tonight
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
I Only Have Eyes For You, dear

The moon maybe high
But I can't see a thing in the sky
I Only Have Eyes For You

I don't know if we're in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue

You are here (You are here)
So am I (So am I)
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I Only Have Eyes For You

Outrun

( With David Holmes )

Martina :

In you and I
A crackled glace forever
My father's eye
He was up in the dark
Your clever tongue
Covers me in whispers
I struggle now
With a dawn, with a light

The glace of your eye
In the room is a shiver
You put your winter inside
It's home, no place to deliver
A part in ... becomes a part in time

And I can say, yeah
I'd like to go
Don't take it back
So I can tell you so (?)
And I can say
I'd like to go
Don't hold along (?)
In a strong home (?)

I alone
.. my head like a fly (?)
I think there's a guilty
Reborn in this world
Its smiling ear ties me by noon
... soon

And I can say, yeah
I'd like to go
Don't take it back
So I can tell you so (?)
And I can say
I'd like to go
Don't hold along (?)
In a strong home (?)

(whispered lines)

You can take me to let you know
You can see now beyond what is on shore
You can take me to let you got to know
You can now see me and what is on my shore
And I can say, yeah
I'd like to go
Don't take it back
So I can tell you so (?)
And I can say
I'd like to go
Don't hold along (?)
In a strong home (?)


And I can say, yeah
I'd like to go
To show you what you wanna see
.... on shore
(repeated with other lines)

Hmmmm....

You should take me to let you know
You can see now what is on shore
Propriety will keep you below
You can see now...
Propriety

Slip Your Skin

( With David Holmes )
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Bobby Gillespie:
You are like the sun, you're burning blind
I can see the magic in your eyes
I'm blown away ... wind
No sense of gravity I spin
Bobby Gillespie & Martina:
Slip, slip, slip your skin
Feed, feed, feed your sin
Give it, give it, give it ... penetrate

Bobby Gillespie:
I'm a fiend for fire, you can't stop me
Blind your eyes, ... to make a body
... hand...
Skinny cat, copy funk (?)

Bobby Gillespie & Martina:
Slip, slip, slip your skin
Feed, feed, feed your sin
Give it, give it, give it ... penetrate

Voice:
He was a ... clean, this motherswingin (?) ...

Bobby Gillespie:
You are like the sun, you're burning blind
I can see the magic in your eyes
I'm blown away ... wind
No sense of gravity I spin

Bobby Gillespie & Martina:
Slip, slip, slip your skin
Feed, feed, feed your sin
Give it, give it, give it ... penetrate

Voice:
He was a ... clean, this motherswingin (?) ...

Bobby Gillespie:
Give it, give it, give it
(repeated)

No one, you and me
We see colours they can't see
There's no one here, just you and me
We see colours they can't see
There's no one here, just you and me
We see colours they can't see

Bobby Gillespie & Martina:
Slip, slip, slip your skin
Feed, feed, feed your sin
Slip, slip, slip your skin
Feed, feed, feed your sin
Give it, give it give it
Slip, slip, slip your skin
Feed, feed, feed your sin
Give it, give it, give it...

Martina:
Slip, slip, slip your skin
(repeat)

Warzone

( Puracane featuring Martina Topley-Bird )

I was singing
On the inside
Even now
And you still don't get it

I could see you on the inside
Even now
Would you like to forget it

I was screaming underwater
"All our live should end"

All played a part
Closed the door
And my silence
All that traitors are
I'm a slut, you're a kid

I was biting at my fingers
'Til they bled
But I'm still not ready
Could you help me take the skin off
With your teeth and nails

All played a part
Closed the doors
And my silence
All traitors are
I'm a slut, you're a kid

You can’t watch again
Cause you broke your camera
Thrown into the sea

You can't watch again
Cause you broke your camera
Thrown into the sea

Why Should I

( Leila with Martina Topley-Bird & Terry Hall vocals )

The stars are crashing down
The moon is turning blue
I'm on the edge of town
And I am stuck with you
Why should I worry
Lately I lose and find
Memories still remind
Closer I get to peace
Stronger demons won't release
Why should I worry
The seas a tidal wave
Take me to the scream
I have no soul to save
I have no dream to dream
Why should I worry
Smile by, talk through
Often no reply belief
Smile at passers by
Talk through gritted teeth
Often no reply
Bored beyond belief
The well is almost dry
The clouds have disappeared
No tears are left to dry
No fear is left to fear
Why should I worry

Zero Tolerance

( With David Holmes )

Hmmm...
I saw you
Across the ice
We skate together
Across the water
Daddy, daddy
Won't you try
I'm so alone
This obsession cannot be mine

I don't wanna be
A rock star
I don't wanna be
Your singing song (?)

(I can't believe)
I can't believe
(You can't feel)
You can't feel
(What I feel)
What I feel
(Or what I ... you)
Or what I ... you
(x2)

I saw you and (?) all your faces
You took me to so many different places
It was enough
To be decided
Where's the fun
When you're gonna hide it

I never struggle in my arms
I never love in the dark

I don't wanna be
A rock star
I don't wanna be
Your singing song

(I can't believe)
I can't believe
(You can't feel)
You can't feel
(What I feel)
What I feel
(Or what I ... you)
Or what I ... you
(x3)

I saw you (I saw you)
Across the ice (across the ice)
We skate together (we skate together)
Across the water (across the water)
Daddy, daddy (Daddy, daddy)
Won't you try (won't you try)
I'm so alone (I'm so alone)
This obsession cannot be mine (can't be mine)

I don't wanna be
A rock star
I don't wanna be
Your singing song

(I can't believe)
I can't believe
(You can't feel)
You can't feel
(What I feel)
What I feel
(Or what I ... you)
Or what I ... you
(repeated)

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