B i o g r a p h y
 (by Tripnotic)

The brains behind Puracane belong to David Biegel and Ali Rogers. Biegel will be familiar to Ubiquity fans, as he is one half of electronic act Bugs. He's a programmer, bass player, remixer and producer. A member of numerous bands (from dub outfits to hip hop productions), Biegel turned to producing as tendinitis hindered his ability to play bass. Skyjuice is his solo project often featuring talented MCs and vocalists on solo releases. Skyjuice tunes have appeared on 12"s and on No Categories 1 and 2, Audio Alchemy, and What's Cookin' for Ubiquity. Biegel's Skyjuice project has become one of the most in-demand production names in the USA. Over the past year or so he has lent an underground production sound to an eclectic group of musicians including Natalie Imbruglia, Carly Simon, Morley, So So, Rooster and Terra Deva. He has remixed music by Bis , Morley, Blueboy, Hooverphonic, 80 Mile Beach and even Crystal Gayle! A recent move to NYC from San Francisco has put Biegel in touch with many new musical contacts. For Puracane he teamed up with vocalist Ali Rogers (see below); renowned guitar player Knox Chandler -- known for his stints with Souixsie & the Banshees, REM, and the Psychedelic Furs; and Susan Elinger, who provided some intoxicating live piano work (take a listen to "Key Movement"!). Vocalist Ali Rogers' efforts with Barbie Complex bought them major label interest but unfortunately the band spilt under the pressure. Around that time a gentleman with a scrawny Bristol accent called and asked for a demo because he wanted to record with her. The voice on the other end of the phone belonged to Tricky and an off-on relationship continued for a couple of years, Rogers eventually electing not to work for the UK producer. Coming full circle, Rogers happened upon David Biegel's Village Voice advertisment looking for a new vocalist! In Rogers, Biegel had found the rare combination he had been seeking: a talented vocalist who could write great songs and was willing to stretch the boundaries of performance without wanting to sound exactly like another Portishead or Massive Attack. Sure, the band has a girl and is beat-oriented, but one listen and you'll hear the difference. The album begins with the edgy "14 Nights" and the title track, both of which manage to balance leftfield production sensibilty with catchy hooks and great songwriting. Reaching out in many directions, Puracane peer into a more guitar-driven sound on "Not Today" but can also provide a chilling ballad, as displayed on "I Need To Leave." Rogers is a huge Jane's Addiction fan, hence the cover version of "Summertime Roll." Soon after the release of the album, Ali Rogers took Puracane live. The current line-up includes drummer Andrew Griffiths, guitarist Josh Weinberg, and bass player David Leatherwood. The band have just completed 3 shows with Sting and 3 with Duran Duran as part of the Levi's First Stage event. Things You Should Leave Alone continues to recieve fantastic reviews, constantly winning over new fans for the live shows.




Things You Should Leave Alone
- 2000-03-21 -

Things we should leave alone
Big day
14 nights
Went away
Not today
100 of me
I need to leave
Summertime rolls
Anyone else
Key movement (Instrumental)


In Limbo
- 2006-02-14 -



7 seconds
Digging Too Deep
Sand
Secrets
Warzone
Shouldn't Be Here
Worst Side
Dogs
All In Good Time
Everything
HAL9000
War Is Over
Another Boy
Fake Plastic Trees

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Things you should leave alone

*** Thanx a lot to Ali & Griff from the Official Puracane Homepage who corrected our interpretation of these lyrics ***

Things we should leave alone

Cold face
Shouldn't be messing
But he can't fight his ego
Is feeding on the misfortunes
Of the last lamb that's bleating

Sunday
Finding it hard to keep away from them
It's not over yet
All day ready to blow like a bomb
Like a bomb

It was never fine
There was always a problem
It was never fine
There was always a problem

All trying
All lying
Supplying
Things you should leave alone
Not breathing
Still stealing
Lost feeling
We should leave it alone
Alone

His place
Do you think he's forgotten
He left it empty and he'll pay
Now there's a little extra something for taking it

It was never fine
There was always a problem
It was never fine
There was always a problem

All trying
All lying
Supplying
Things you should leave alone
Not breathing
Still stealing
Lost feeling
We should leave it alone
Alone

It was never fine
There was always a problem
It was never fine
There was always a problem

All trying
All lying
Supplying
Things you should leave alone
Not breathing
Still stealing
Lost feeling
We should leave it alone
Alone

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

Big day

 Big day
It won't be too long
And now I don't feel anything
Are you still there at my side

Big flash
And I hit the ground
And I can't see anyone
Are you still there at my side

He used to hold my head in his arms
Now someone else is keeping us warm
It shouldn't be that long
I don't hate anyone
Anymore

Sinking, falling
Don't let it send you down
Are you wasted, are you dying?
Gods at work
I'm waiting to come around
Waiting naked for a sign

It shouldn't be that long
I don't hate anyone
Anymore

One day
You and I
Reach out too high
Someday
We'll all be there

Big day
It won't be too long
And now I don't need anyone
I'm waiting here for my guide

Big sun to take me away
And now I don't hate anyone
There's someone else at my side

He used to hold my head in his arms
Now someone else is keeping us warm
It shouldn't be that long
I don't hate anyone
Anymore, anymore, anymore, anymore

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

14 nights

 Give me some that's still my half
Oh the struggle makes it worse
What did i get myself into
14 nights and there's a chance
I'll get up and see the harm
It's alright. You haven't changed

All that glowed in your bowl is rotting
I'm caught in the middle of
I shouldn't have let this go on
I'm caught in the middle of
I shouldn't have let this go on

We always fight and I recall
Laying you out on the floor
Oh my Lord. You haven't changed.

Lying blue and lying red
Broken glass in my bed
What did I get us both into

All that glowed in your bowl is rotting
I'm caught in the middle of
I shouldn't have let this go on
I'm caught in the middle of
I shouldn't have let this go on

My room is red and no one knows
Am I the only thing that glows?
I haven't wept, my eyes are closed
I don't know where my sorow goes

All that glowed in your bowl is rotting
I'm caught in the middle of
I shouldn't have let this go on
I'm caught in the middle of
I shouldn't have let this go on

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

Went away

What does the big hand say?
We can go we can go back now
Ready to run again
Come on home
Come and see us

I was the one that went away

As soon as i get some pain
Shut me in, lock me inside now
Before I run again
Follow on, follow me back
Are you well? I'm alive, Just miles away
Are you well? I'm alive, Just miles away

look at the life i saved
All i hate holds me upside down
Until we get some rain
We all know the way to your hometown

I was the one that went away

Too tough, fought too hard
Come back never too much
I'm here again to pick up the pieces
How to find, find your smile
Make it work, make it mine
I walked away, I walked away

Are you well? I'm alive, Just miles away
Are you well? I'm alive, Just miles away

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

Not today

I don't know what went wrong, do you need a reason?
My sense has been and gone
And taken my head
All feeling shot to hell
Do you need to see this
I shot my foot as well

I don't know what to say
you got me
It hasn't gone away
And I haven't changed
You haven't found a way
To stop me
I'm set to go again

What I don't need
Won't help 'cause he knows me
Too well what i should be
Myself but not today I'm miles away
And not so well at all

All my days
I want to be somewhere else
A cold embrace
Has taken me into his hell
For all I need
I want you to take it back
For all I take
I want you to help me out

What I don't need
Won't help 'cause he knows me
Too well what i should be
Myself but not today I'm miles away
And not so well at all

I don't know what to say
you got me
It hasn't gone away
And I haven't changed
You haven't found a way
To stop me
I'm set to go again

What I don't need
Won't help 'cause he knows me
Too well what i should be
Myself but not today I'm miles away
And not so well at all

100 of me

 There's a hundred of me
And they're all screaming
There's a thousand of me
And they're all scheming

There's a hundred of me
And they're all lying
There's a thousand of me
And they're not trying

I cut myself just to watch it bleeding
I hurt myself and i let it show
Shot myself just to watch you grieving
I'll never let go

It's the same mistake
We get hurt but we're up again
Took too much
But it dulls the pain
Get me back to your world
I could stay awake
We get hurt to be up again
I could break
But it helps the pain
Get me back to your world

There's a hundred of me
And they're all leaving
There's a thousand of me
And they're not breathing
There's a hundred of me
And they're all dying
There's a thousand of me
And they're all flying

You know i will but you cannot make me
You should not wait for the girl you know
Back down till you learn to hate me
It's starting to show

It's the same mistake
We get hurt but we're up again
Took too much
But it dulls the pain
Get me back to your world
I could stay awake
We get hurt to be up again
I could break
But it helps the pain
Get me back to your world

I'm not saying nothing
Think i'll start a fight
You'll come up with something
I think should prove me right
I'm not saying nothing
What's said is said, it's said

It's the same mistake
We get hurt but we're up again
Took too much
But it dulls the pain
Get me back to your world
I could stay awake
We get hurt to be up again
I could break
But it helps the pain
Get me back to your world

I need to leave

 I need to break the silence
But I can't speak
My heart is wrapped around my throat
Somebody start the fire
I need a drink
Then we can slide into our roles

I'm loveless
It must be so
How could I live with this on me

I need to start the violence
I need to hear
The screaming horror of my words
And there's no peace
For what I've done
It doesn't seem
As If I won
And honestly
I'm a broken dove
Who cannot bleed
Who's not enough

I'm an atrocious liar
I need to leave
Why can't we leave ourselves

It doesn't feel
Like anyone
It doesn't seem
As if won
And honestly
I'm a fallen dove
Who cannot feel
Who's not enough

How safe, how safe with anybody
Hands, only hands

Summertime rolls

Fell into a sea of grass
And disappeared amongst the shady glades
The children all run over me
Screaming tag, you are the one

He trips her up
Her sandals fail
She says stop, I'm a girl'
Her fingernails are made of a mothers' pearl

Yellow buttercup
Hellicopter
Orange buttercat
Chasing after the crazy bee
Mad about somebody oh no

Me and my girlfriend
Don't wear no shoes you know
Her nose is painted in a pepper sunlight

There was so much space
I could cut me a piece
With some fine wine
It brought peace to my mind
In the summertime
And it rolls

Summer oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Summertime rolls

Me and my girlfriend
We don't wear no clothes you know
Her nose is painted in a pepper sunlight
I love her I mean it's oh so serious
As serious as can be

Oh well.....

She sing a song and I listen to what it says
And if you want a friend
Feed any animal oh oh oh

There was so much space
I could cut me a piece
With some fine wine
It brought peace to my mind
In summertime and it rolls

Oh oh oh
Summertime rolls

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

Anyone else

First to wake and last to fall
Angry all the time
Are you hurt? The pain will go
Leaving less to hide

Anyone else I know
They would believe me
Anyone else would beg
Me to decide
Can't tell you what I've done
Can't take this on my own
Can't save it
What have I done again

Trouble is you're gonna leave me
aching all the time
Have you taken all I've earned
Wrapped yourself in lies

Anyone else I know
They would believe me
Anyone else would beg
You to decide
Can't tell you what I've done
Can't take this on my own
Can't save it
What have I done again

Broken down
Help us out
Now I feel what you wanted
Always are down
Save yourself
'Cause I don't want it

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

In Limbo

7 Seconds

Seven wishes
From our youth
And the smoke takes them away

Missing pieces
You start to feel
Your own price of your weight

Images can we send them to heaven
Light up the sky with love
Images can we send them together
He’s coming home
He’s coming home

Please enchant it
He’s enchanted
From the air desires are pulled to earth

Seven seconds
And five have gone
He will be in my arms again

He will notice
You’re standing here
And will always be this way

Images can we send them to heaven
Light up the sky with love
Images can we send them together
He’s coming home
He’s coming home

Please enchant it
He’s enchanted
From the air desires are pulled to earth

Please enchant it
He’s enchanted
From the air desires are pulled to earth

And seven seconds
This somber end

Digging Too Deep

You're digging too deep
Just been told I miss you
A couple of weeks
I'm in a despair

You're digging too deep
I may not forgive you
Oh, taking over by my haunted bed
Oh, so much colder, how can I forget

How long did you know
How long could you go
How long were you gonna let me in

How long did you know
How long could you go
How long were you gonna let me in

You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
I'm sorry you did it

Oh, taking over by my haunted bed
Oh, so much colder, how can I forget

How long did you know
How long could you go
How long were you gonna let me in

How long did you know
How long could you go
How long were you gonna let me in

You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
I'm sorry you did it

You're digging too deep
You're digging too deep
You're digging too deep

Just been told I miss you

You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
I'm sorry you did it

You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
You're allowed to take away
It's allowed to take...

Sand

Your face is changing
All the time
I can't remember it
Your voice repeating
In our minds
Our lives depend on it

I can't imagine anything
Other than being here
I can't imagine anything
Other than being here

The sand gets in our eyes
The sky is burning red
And there's so little time
And guess what happens next

Anyway, you didn't die
And here's the light to lead the way
Out of your cave

The sand gets in our eyes
The sky is burning red
And there's so little time
And guess what happens next

Anyway, you didn't die
And here's the light to lead the way
Out of your cave

The sand gets in our eyes
The sky is turning red
And there's so little time

Secrets

When did I get so immoral
No one more
And no one less

It was all in our minds
And you saw right through me
It was all in a time more innocent

Your secrets, you need them
You've learned to hide so well
No comforting confessions
Left to tell

Hands untied
You're free to follow
All these spies
I'm glad I'm dead

It was always a crime
That you never knew me
It was all in a time more innocent

Your secrets, you need them
You've learned to hide so well
No comforting confessions
Left to tell

Your secrets, you need them
You've learned to hide so well
No comforting confessions
Left to tell

It was all a time more innocent
It was always a crime more innocent
Your secrets, your secrets

Warzone

( 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

Shouldn't Be Here

I wake up on your couch
But you're not home
The key's still in my hand

Way down low
Lay down low
Lay down low
They don’t know
You'll never see me

Lay down low
Lay down low
Way down low
They don’t know

Well I shouldn’t be here anyway
I want you to want you to know

I move the chairs around
Before I go
Turn photographs face down

Well I shouldn’t be here anyway
I want you to want you to know
Well I shouldn’t be here

Give me a little taste of
Why don’t you
Give me a little taste of
Why can't you
Give me a little taste of
Why don’t you
Oh yeah
Why can't you

I turn the heating down
Let myself out
Into the cold

Well I shouldn’t be here anyway
I want you to want you to know
Well I shouldn’t be here anyway
I want you to want you to know
Well I shouldn’t be here

Give me a little taste of
Why don’t you
Give me a little taste of
Why can't you
Give me a little taste of
Why don’t you
Oh yeah
Why can't you
Give me a little taste of
(Well I shouldn’t be here)
Why don’t you
Give me a little taste of
Why can't you
Give me a little taste of
(Well I shouldn’t be here)
Why don’t you
Oh yeah
Why can't you

Worst Side

I start to feel like you don’t know
But it’s the lie
I thought my heart would overflow
And I was right

There was a time I would do anything
Just to keep the ?? spark of us alive
Now I’ve see and told you everything
And it’s never gonna change enough

Oh I’ve seen the worst side
You
Best not to let you
To
Try me again
You pulled it back from the edge

I thought that I would let you go
Without a fight
I thought that I was in control
I don’t know why

I couldn’t wait for you to answer me
It was easier to read between the lines
If I have seen you coming after me (?)
And I've never gone away ???

Oh I’ve seen the worst side
You
Best not to let you
To
Try me again
You pulled it back from the edge

Oh I’ve seen the worst side
You
Best not to let you
To
Try me again
You pulled it back from the edge

Oh I’ve seen the worst side
You
Best not to let you
To
Try me again
You pulled it back from the edge

Oh I’ve seen the worst side
You
Best not to let you
To
Try me again
You pulled it back from the edge

Oh I’ve seen the worst side
You
Best not to let you

Dogs

You don't want to be the same
But all the other ships
Have sailed away
You can tell yourself
It's still okay
If it's illusions
You're looking for

You can wash yourself all day
You can't remove the stains of what you saw
You can turn and hide or walk away
But there's no running from who you are

I don't want to get caught
And blown away
Broken down
And torn apart
Like dogs, like dogs in the rain

All eyes look to the skies again
We've seen what's been sent
But you're all safely tucked up in bed
It's not our punishment
Oh they're not outside
No they're not outside
Oh yeah

I don't want to get caught or blown away
Broken down and set upon
Like dogs, like dogs in the rain

And the sun comes out again
Yes the sun comes out again

All In Good Time

You're safe, no one knows you've been here
Escape, before it gets light
You say, no one would believe it
Afraid, that somebody might

No appetite
You've been defeated
All in good time
You're up again

You're safe, no one knows you're in here
Escape, before it gets light
Mistakes, sometimes we'll forgive them
You're wrong, even if you're right

No appetite
You've been defeated
All in good time
You're up again

And even when I sleep I still feel the same
All in good time
All in good time

Friend, you take care, of yourself, be aware
There's no light at the end of this
And you're so unprepared for
Let it go
You've been told

No appetite
You've been defeated
All in good time
You're up again

No appetite
You've been defeated
All in good time
You're up again

Everything

It was the last time I knew you would leave it
Face like a ?? fight to cut in the rain
Ghost all around you I knew they would win it
When will they be back again
Read the words as I breathe on the mirror
Someone stop me, please

It's not over yet, I won't forget
Everything
So don't say a word, it's going to hurt
Everything

Where have you been hiding
I want you to know what you mean to me
Why do you deny me
Oh, go to hell in the end
Read the words as I breathe on the mirror
Someone stop me, please

It's not over yet, I won't forget
Everything
So don't say a word, it's going to hurt
Everything
I can't tell you now, someday you'll know
Everything

It's not over yet, I won't forget
Everything
So don't say a word, it's going to hurt
Everything
It's not over yet, I won't forget
Everything
So don't say a word, it's going to hurt
Everything
I can't tell you now, someday you'll know
Everything
I can't tell you now, someday you'll know
Everything

HAL9000

What's the point
You won't be there
Fortunately no one cares

You despise
You despair
Why don't you get angry
Don't you care

What do you think I came here for
I just wanted to see
What do you think I'm looking for
I don't want to believe

You already knew it
You already knew it

It takes too long
It's not enough
There's nothing left
And now he's gone again
He's gone again

What do you think I came here for
I just wanted to see
What do you think I'm looking for
I don't want to believe

War Is Over

And you can't wait to get away
'Cause you don't need me now
And there's no grace in what you say
I don't believe you now

I don't even know her
You could lie in the face or the look
War is over, I recover
But you won't be there to see me

And I let go who what I know
'Cause it can free me now
I used to wait, I used to pray
I'm almost sorry that you suffered
Windows opened I'd be scary

Now my feet don't touch the ground
Do you believe me now
There you can see me now
Oh, what do you need

And there's no place and I can't wait
'Cause I don't need you now
'Cause I let go from all I know
'Cause it can free me now

I don't even know her
You could lie in the face or the look
War is over, I recover

Now my feet don't touch the ground
Do you believe me now
There you can see me now
Oh, what do you need
War is over, I recover
I don't even need to fight
Do you believe me now
There you can see me now

Another Boy

He’s good (?) me for the duration
Take another look before he goes
With another ounce of motivation
I've caught the doors before they close

Just another boy and his reasons
Gonna find it front in the moon (?)
Just another boy and he’s leaving
Couldn’t find a fight anymore

I seem to always remember your face when I count it down
I need to try not to call you insane but you come back
I'm still in left in the shade and silver and grays and I don’t know why
I can always remember your face waiting alone for your ways to fall upon me

It’s another chance to make it happen
You pack your bags and out that door
Just another way to say I’m leaving
You suit yourself but I want more

Just another boy and his reasons
Gonna find it front in the moon (?)
Just another boy and he’s leaving
Couldn’t find a fight anymore

I seem to always remember your face when I count it down
I need to try not to call you insane but you come back
I still in left in the shade and silver and grays and I don’t know why
I can always remember your face waiting alone for your ways to fall upon me

Just another day for no good reasons
Both of us still keeping score

Just another boy and his reasons
Gonna find it front in the moon (?)
Just another boy and his leaving
Couldn’t try to try anymore

I seem to always remember your face when I count it down
I need to try not to call you insane but you come back
I still in left in the shade and silver and grays and I don’t know why
I can always remember your face waiting alone for your ways to fall upon me

Fake Plastic Trees

( Radiohead Cover )

Her green plastic watering can
For her fake Chinese rubber plant
In fake plastic earth

That she bought from a rubber man
In a town full of rubber plans
To get rid of itself

It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out

Oh, she looks like the real thing
And she tastes like the real thing
My fake plastic love

But I can't fight the feeling
I could blow through the ceiling
I just turn and run

It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out

And if I could be who you wanted
Wish I could be who you wanted
All the time
All the time

Oh, she lives with a broken man
A cracked polystyrene man
Who just crumbles and burns

And he used to do surgery
For the girls in the eighties
But gravity always wins

It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out

But she looks like the real thing
And she tastes like the real thing
My fake plastic love

But I can't fight the feeling
I could blow through the ceiling
I just turn and run

It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out

And if I could be who you wanted
Wish I could be who you wanted
All the time
All the time
All the time

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