B i o g r a p h y
 (by Tom Demalon)

Taking their name from a word meaning a drunken serenade, the trio Shivaree is led fronted by Ambrosia Parsley. Born in the San Fernando Valley and inspired by her grandmother, who would play ukulele around town, Parsley's first gig was singing with a 99-piece senior-citizen banjo band at a local pizza place. At the age of 13, she left home, traveling the country and pursuing her love of music. She met guitarist Duke McVinnie, whom had worked with Exene Cervenka, Johnny Otis, and J.J. Cale, at a recording studio where Parsley was tracking, and he began to work with her after making some suggestions. When keyboardist Danny McGough, who had toured with Tom Waits, heard Parsley's music at a party, he introduced himself, completing the trio which was initially known as Junebug. With their name changed to Shivaree (Parsley came across the word in a Jesse James bio), they recorded a debut which was promptly discarded. Enlisting singer/songwriter Joe Henry as a producer, they recorded I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump in Henry's backyard. Released in 1999, the album was well-received, with Parsley's striking looks and their quirky take on Americana and alt-country drawing comparisons ranging from Tom Waits to Cowboy Junkies to Billie Holiday. The band spent a lengthy stint on the road where Parsley, overcoming stage fright, captivated crowds, particularly in Europe where they were drawing enthusiastic praise. Shivaree returned with Rough Dreams, which bowed on Capitol in September 2002. 2004 saw the realese of an EP, Breach, featuring two originals as well as covers of songs by Brian Eno, the Waterboys and John Cale. Later that same year, the group put out the full-length Who's Got Trouble?




I Oughta Give You a Shot in the Head...
- 1999-10-19 -

Cannibal king
Bossa nova
Daring lousy guy
Arlington girl
Oh no
Lunch
Goodnight moon
I don't care
Pimp
Idiot waltz
Ash wednesday
Arrivederci


Rough Dreams
- 2002-06-19 -

Wagers
Gone Too Far
After The Prince
All Because You Told Me So
Thundercats
Snake Eyes
Stealing Home
John 2:14
Reseda Casino
10 Minutes
Queen Sized Tomb
Flycatcher


Who's Got Trouble
- 2005-01-11 -

New Casablanca
I Close My Eyes
Someday
Lost In A Dream
Little Black Mess
Mexican Boyfriend
The Fat Lady Of Limbourg
Gone 2 Far
Baby Girls
It Got All Black
I Will Go Quietly


Tainted Love - Mating Calls & Fight Songs
- 2007-07-31 -



Paradise
I wanna be your driver
Half on a baby
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Would you lay with me
Hello hello I'm back again
My Heart Belongs To You
Cold Blooded
Look That's Kill
Shame On You
Goodnight Irene

Weeping Cherry
- 2013-10-28 - Ambrosia Parsley Solo



Empire
Rubble
The Other Side
My Hindenburg
Weeping Cherry
Skin and Bone
Only Just Fine
My Knees
Catalina
Make Me Laugh


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Camellia
Dedicated follower of fashion
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend
Great balls of fire
My Boy Lollipop
Rubble
Scrub
657 Bed B
Strange Boat
The Snake
Then Was Then and Now is Now
You'd be surprised


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I Oughta Give You a Shot in the Head
For Making me Live in this Dump

Cannibal king

The cannibal king with the big nose ring
Fell in love with a sweet young maid
And every night by the pale moonlight
This is what you'll hear him say
Ba doom
Ba doom
Ba doom ba dee ya dee yeah
Ba doom
Ba doom
Ba doom ba dee ya dee yeah

Bossa nova

Well I think I hate you
Isn't this fun
You're gonna shoot
And I darling loaded the gun
I think I'm done
What train did you step off of anyway
I really don't care
I'm the luckiest girl
Gonna lie with you baby
'Cause there's nowhere else
I can lay

I'm never talking to you again
I'll go join the marines
And then I will peacefully sail away with some safe magazines
Did you hear what I say
You can't fall down the stairs two times the same way
And I really don't care
I'm the luckiest girl
Gonna tell you I love you
More than anything else
I can see

If people were cars I'd be covered with scars
I'll hold on to my dignity
I bought this old dress to cover the mess
Don't take it off I don't want you
I don't want you to see

Stop singing that song
I'll stand hard like a tree
Yeah you make me sick
You red razor nick get your hot hands off me
Maybe you're from the moon
Sensibility tells me that this is too soon
Oh my bones are bare

I'm the luckiest girl
Yeah and I want you baby
More than anything else
More than anything else
More than anything else
In the room
More than anything else
In the room

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

Daring lousy guy

Your bones are going to be disconnected
You daring lousy guy
Your throat is going to be exploded
And I'm still being shy

I've been scared shitless too much lately
Right now there's one thing I can say
I'm so unsatisfied to be killed this way
You daring lousy guy

Your big face went and hurt my instep
And I feel very cold
Just what gives you the nerve to die here
End my game and fold

It's the same old rules no eyes no groin
I'm gonna spank you without pants
And fire aimlessly if you don't come out
You daring lousy guy

Why do you give me a depression
Your kisses are like tape
Try to beat me out of recognition
I'll beat you into shape

Well they couldn't bail out the Titanic
So just use my insides as a gift
And I hope that they smell your room up
You daring lousy guy
You daring lousy guy
You daring lousy guy

Arlington girl

She does raindances
When she's feeling dry
North train track woman
Got her arms in the sky

And she's moving to Arlington
As soon as she can
She got blood in her eye
Stones in her sky and she walks like a man

Arlington girl
Arlington girl

She says she does
Does all she pleases
Dancing on tomb stones
Black dirt and old bones
Some say that she's hangin'
Just waiting around
For Jesus

She does raindances
And she knows the score
All the back alley banjo boys
Lie down and die on the floor

Sewing stories for Romans
On yellows and blues
Expensive suites and dirty teeth
There sand in her shoes

Arlington girl
Arlington girl

She says she does
Does all she pleases
Now she's dancing on tomb stones
Black dirt and old bones
Some say she's hanging
Just waiting around
For Jesus

Insatiable sins
Sometimes they turn out all right
But only cursed girls have this blessing of foresight
So to stop herself from going insane
She rinses her soul off
Down in the cold
Blue rain

Oh no

I think I love you
I think I love you
I think I love you
Oh no, oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh oh no

I think I want you
I think I want you
I think I want you
Oh no, oh no, oh oh
No, oh oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh no

I think I'll wreck you
I think I'll wreck you
I think I'll break you in two
Oh no, oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh oh no
Oh no, oh no

I think I'll eat you
I think I'll eat you
I think I'll eat you alive
Oh no, oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh oh no
Oh no, oh no ...

Lunch

It's not black enough to see where any white is
So I'll wait another hour for you and your designer jeans
And I remember you as heartless as a freeway
And I wonder if the time will make your eyes like Angelynes
Will you shuffle to your seat, greasy head and naked feet
And your expensive hands are swinging all your Beverly keys
The latest color on you lips and there's a satchel at your hips
And it's all full of broken Barbie dolls and disassembled dreams
If you don't want for them to hate you cause you beautiful
How can you want them all to love you for the same thing
For the same thing

You went and left you license on the car seat
You had a couple drinks with him and then you changed your name
And then he handed you a tambourine and whistled
No matter what they call you by, the meaning stays the same
Now your shotgun on the floor, your window's just a door
Riding backward 'cross state lines in high heels that they made you wear
Your steamers in the trunk, it's all loaded up with junk
Like lead and blood and dust and hair and stuff to kill the sting
You don't want for them to hate you because you're beautiful
How can you want them all to love you for the same thing

Now your shotgun on the floor, your window's just a door
Riding backward 'cross state lines in high heels that they made you wear
Your steamers in the trunk, it's all loaded up with junk
Like lead and blood and dust and hair and stuff to kill the sting
You don't want for them to hate you be cause you're beautiful
How can you want them all to love you

Goodnight moon

There's a nail in the door
And there's glass on the lawn
Tacks on the floor
And the TV is on
And I always sleep with my guns
When you're gone

There's a blade by the bed
And a phone in my hand
A dog on the floor
And some cash on the nightstand
When I'm all alone the dreaming stops
And I just can't stand

What should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
And then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home

Well goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon

There's a shark in the pool
And a witch in the tree
A crazy old neighbour and he's been watching me
And there's footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall
Something's under the bed
Now it's out in the hedge
There's a big black crow sitting on my window ledge
And I hear something scratching through the wall

Oh what should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
I just hate to be all alone
Outside the door he followed me home
Now goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon

Well you're up so high
How can you save me
When the dark comes here
Tonight to take me up
To my front walk
And into bed where it kisses my face
And eats my head

Oh what should I do I'm just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
And then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home
Now goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it's not here soon
I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon
No it won't be too soon 'til I say
Goodnight moon

*** Thanx a lot to Beverly & James who updated this one ***

I don't care

I don't care you can do most anything
I am on a string and you can lead me anywhere
I'll go there willingly
Some may say I'm for you to use and throw away
Yeah that's what they say
But they'll say most anything
To keep you away from me

How much love loveable me
How much more can you take from me
You'll never go to sleep
I'll swallow all your time
Doesn't matter what you say
'Cause you are mine mine mine

Seasons change
They march through they leave wounds behind
Years are so unkind but
They could never rearrange
They can't change what I see

How much love loveable me
How much more can you take from me
You'll never go to sleep I'll swallow all your time
Doesn't matter what you say
'Cause you are mine mine mine

Seasons change
They march through they leave wounds behind
Years are so unkind but they could never rearrange
They can't change what I see
What I see
Anything anything
I'll tell you what I'll do
Anything anything
All for you

Pimp

Look who's pulling up outside
With a trunk full of fun and a European ride
Heard that you were going far away
And we are all so happy son
That we were on the way

You're a back stabbing Hollywood pimp
Microphone, silver tone, cellular phone
We know that you're working for the devil
Bitch slap, star map dinner at Jones

Stood in line to get burned
Hey baby doll
Your reservation is confirmed
Tell the boss I've got her on the way
And he said with a smile
That's the seventh one today

You're a back stabbing Hollywood pimp
Microphone, silver tone, cellular phone
We know that you're working for the devil
Bitch slap, star map dinner at Jones

How'd you get so mean and nasty
I didn't want you to come to my party anyway

He's going to play you a dream
Dress you up in chocolate
And finish you with cream
Squeeze you till you're warm and woozy
And then pop you on the saddle of a silver moto guzzi

You're a back stabbing Hollywood pimp
Microphone, silver tone, cellular phone
We know that you're working for the devil
Bitch slap, star map dinner at Jones

Idiot waltz

What have I done with the baby tonight
Every one wants to play
The phone just stopped ringing
I forgot how to sing and
There's no more room in the table

Heard you all talking and toasting last night
But somebody's just barely there
The kitchen's too hot and she's roasting alright
And I miss my usual chair

Here comes that shine looks a lot like your eye
And here comes the moon like a fool
There goes my heart I swear I dreamt this part like idiots usually do
Why we do that now you know it's true

Come over here and wind up my ear
'Cause somebody wants me brand new
They say if you're smart
Then you won't buy used parts
So I'm glad you're an idiot too

Ash wednesday

Goodnight goodnight
Leave all your toys
Candles and cats
A few stupid boys
And a rock for good luck
Two different eyes
Leave your red birds to sing us lullabies
And some books and a baby
A ceiling of gold
The New York yankees
And a bottle of snow

Arrivederci

Arrivederci I'm cutting my hair
Tell fish and Tracy the weather's fair
Been eleven hours were on a dare
Arrivederci to my old chair

I've been told that the old
Who bargain and save
They get sold
For the gold
On the little kings grave
So goodbye to screamers
And goodnight Irene
A salty whisker won't hurt anything

Rough dreams

Wagers

70 bucks on Congaree,
That you'd end up with me
At a rumble in the jungle
Like Muhammad Ali,
That a full house you'd find
But your queen lost her mind
Now you're stuck at the table
With three of a kind

Do you get
Out of the market
And out of the pool?
Is it better to park it
Or drive like a fool?

We usually lose
But sometimes we win,
So light up and let us begin

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

Gone too far

You've gone too far
I'm on my way
You can tell the concierge
To bring around my car
You've gone too far

You said too much
Things you shouldn't say
You can keep your violins
Your sins, your care, your touch
You said too much

Get off the ground now baby
Just shut your mouth and maybe
This can all be done
I won't tell anyone

You showed them all
Things they shouldn't see
You lost the sense
The permanence, the flair, the ball
You showed them all

Well now I know
You take everything
Your car, your cash
Your shoes, your flash
You so and so
Well now I know

And I even think it's funny
Don't say you're sorry, bunny
You can keep the wings
Just let me get my things

You go too far

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

After the prince and the showgirl

You've gotta be hard
If you gonna get her
Don't leave her scarred
All dead=all better

You've gotta remember
To do it all right
Turn the lights out
Lock it up tight

Don't you walk on the grass
And don't leave any clues
Better wash off your glass
And wipe the mud off your shoes

Too much information
Just gets 'em going
Down at the station
Don't want 'em knowing

Don't stop to wonder for too long
Just make sure there's something
That she likes on the radio

When duty calls
Miss Niagara falls
But when they ask me
I'll just say that I didn't know

When will you call?
Well after it's over
Are you sad at all?
I don't even know her
Don't let it hurt
I'll be fast
I feel so bad
It won't last
When you get back
I'll be clean
And please don't say anything mean

But you've gotta dress nice
Try not to upset her
Just a little advice
If you're gonna get her

Drive by the bank
And check on the tank
And when they ask me
I'll just say I didn't know

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

All because you told me so

Moanin in the elevator
Crowded in the lady's stall
Mama heard the screaming
But it didn't hurt at all

Hangin up inside the courtroom
Taking our chances in the second row
I'm flushed and I'm flustered
All because you told me so

Fish are flyin, birds are swimmin
All the things in their beginnings
Stars are dancing in the daylight
The sun's out at night all because
You told me that you love me

Now I'm sneaking down the hallway
With my business wrapped up in a bow
I'm tired, been fired
All because you told me so

Bells are frying, eggs are ringing
White is losing, red is winning
When your alibi is attacked,
You're losing right but I don't care
You told me that you love me

Now I'm sneaking down the hallway
With my business wrapped up in a bow
I'm tired, been fired
All because you told me so

*** Thanx a lot to Alp & julija for this one ***

Thundercats

I can smell the change that's on your hands
Packing up your philips head and honey bear
Brandy danced for you and all your friends
Last night you think you might have left your money there

Good morning now your keys are gone
And the thundercats are on
The paper's here, it says it's over; kiss your mom

You can't hit a nail straight when you're laughing

Crystal was an unsuccessful blonde
Hasn't been to bed now for a week or two

Organizing closets until dawn
It's lovely how she's always finding things to do

Now Scotty's knife is in your hand
And your contact's in the sand
You're hallucinating in the heat

You can't hit a nail straight when you're laughing

Ninety-seven stitches and a cast
Sixty absent days but what you gonna do
Thought you said those breaks of yours would last
Now go before somebody drops a house on you

Jordan got so mad
He threw his hammer at your head
Sent you home and said he'd pick you up at five

You can't hit a nail straight when you're laughing

Keep on playing maybe it'll happen dear
I can't believe the doctor said he'd leave those bb's in your head
But I think he said he thought you shouldn't drive
So call us if you make it there alive

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

Snake eyes

It thundered like hell in the city
Count one hundred ten mississippi
Now go inside and find some things you think you'd like to keep
Too quiet here for anyone with any sense to sleep

They're meeting tonight at the docks
For blood and dry pair of socks
I saw george washington ready afloat
Embracing a man in a big yellow coat

Stealing home

I don't need more light
I just need the phone
Got my bags and my tags
I'm driving home
You say I'm meaner
I know I'm bled
So you hold your tongue and
I'll hold my head

Stealing home

I don't need more rest
I just need a light
What a mess, let me guess
I'll be allright
Look at this party
I'll get them fed
Then you hold your gun
And I'll go to bed

Stealing home

Doesn't it bother you?
You know that it's true
That I just can't take you anywhere
Anyway

Empty out your desk
I'll see you outside
İs she stuck?
Pick her up, give her a ride
I took all the quarters
Paid off some debt
We bent all the corners
Just before we left

Stealing home

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

John 2:14

It's so romantic
The neighborhood's littered with white gloves
The flowers were hand picked
They're taping up paper doves

And it's hard to think
When everything's red and pink
It's hard to eat
When everything's sweet

I guess it's just the perfect time to send some roses
And touch their noses
And buy them things
Because it's such a tender time for all the ladies
With all those babies
Wearing their wings

Could you be mine
And hot-stuff and maybe and foxy and fine ?
Swallow your red-hots
And order the fancy wine

And if you please
Just bring me some honey I'll send for the bees
You throw your rice
It feeds the mice

I guess it's just the perfect time to send some roses
And touch their noses
And buy them things
Because it's such a tender time for all the ladies
With all those babies
Wearing their wings

You've gotta run
They hate it when you're too quiet
And it's always fun
To close up until they buy it

I guess it's just the perfect time to send some roses
And touch their noses
And buy them things
Because it's such a tender time for all the ladies
With all those babies
Wearing their wings

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

Reseda Casino

Well they're out in the yard
Said it took them all night
Over the hillon a prayer and a pill
To the fifth one down on the right

Time to take a vacation
Where there's only one station
You can tan up your shoulders
And see how it goes
At your own private beach that fills up with a hose

Got a fifty foot trailer
And we're painting it red
With a cowboy, a sailor, and a canopy bed
No mother, no jailer
And they're keeping me fed
At the Reseda Casino and Bar

Well they're wet and they're shaking
Haven't had a bite
In a bit of a jam
'cause the black Trans Am
Had the windows broken out last night

Time to take a vacation
Get a standing ovation
You can keep your illusions
And borrow my clothes
In total seclusion
'Cause nobody knows

About the fifty foot trailer
Is it all that we said?
No mother, no jailor
And we're keeping you fed
At the Reseda Casino and Bar

Ride Tony Alva Skateboards
Pack your best black t-shirt and cords
Play Ozzy Osbourne records
Oh and if you'd like to know
What ever happened to R.J. Dio

He's in the fifty foot trailer
And we're keeping him fed
With a cowboy, a sailor, in a canopy bed
No mother, no jailor, is it all that we said?
At the Reseda Casino and Bar

*** Thanx a lot to Michael & Darrin for this one ***

10 minutes

Silver pens, expensive smoke
I's all over, satan sucks
You know it's true

Jesus Presley Elvis Christ
Happy parents standing in some living room

And it's ten minutes back to the valley
Her city limits; I'm gonna take you with me
And I will sing those songs
Back down the alley
And you can love me all the way home

You've got taste and that's sad
Now you're listening like you never really had
Feel that wind beneath my coat
You're a liar
I'm a silly billy goat

And it's about ten minutes back to valley

Everbody got sore
'Cause they couldn't shop anymore
I wouldn't bother to tell my father that I was on the score
When it's ten minutes back to valley

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

Queen sized tomb

Looks like somebody got murdered
That's the way it looks around here
I shouldn't wait for you
I think it's too late for you
Too many toxic tantrums
Have watered down my fear
Too much of your thunder
Killed all my wonder for you

And it's a queen sized tomb
Me in my water-stained room
Alone with my ends and adds
Associating with the gods on my walls
While you fear up portraits
And forward all my calls to the moon
I guess it's coming down soon

Looks like some nasty weather
Blew into the neighborhood
Funny it was so blue
I guess it followed you
Well you ripped off my conclusions
Like a twisted robin hood
And I'm not afraid of you
I'm only delayed by you

And it's a queen sized tomb

And the words drip from your lips like glimmering jewels
And thecongregation weeps while you plagiarize the fools

Ain't it a shame
Nobody's got to leave home to find someone to blame

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

Flycatcher

Drop me off here love
See you tomorrow
Smell like a raindrop
Look like a girl
I'll cover the bug bites
Watch for your headlights
We'll give the dream a whirl

If you're such a kity
Where's all my money
You're young and you're pretty
And you're lazy enough
You're one in a dozen
I hope there's a buzzin
Bee there inside your cuff

Go on down to China Town
And have yourself a meal
Spin the cookies when your done
They'll tell you how I feel

'Cause everybody's tryin' to get into heaven
But nobody's dead so far

Strech and you listen
Sparkle and glisten
You dance in the kitchen
Looking for clues
A wonderful meeting
But when you're done eating
Don't you forget your shoes

Call yourself a taxi cab
And save the receipt for me
Tell the bouncer you're my friend
He might let you in for free

'Cause everybody's trying....

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

Who's got trouble

New Casablanca

Please take me out of here
So we can have a ball
I've been tied up
My face against the wall

Who's got trouble
We've got trouble
Go ahead make mine a double
I do declare I'm in a state
And I just can't wait

Please get me out of here
My handsome buckaroo
Wait until I get
My hands all over you

Who's unhappy
We're unhappy
Get my coat and make it snappy
I do declare I'm in a state
And I just can't wait

I'm under the bed
You're over the moon
And it won't be over easy but it could be over soon

Please take me out of here
Do like you're daddy do
Wait until I get...my hands all over you

I Close My Eyes

Giddy-up old boy it's time to go
Voulez-vous savoir the love below
Brother, I've got more than you can take
But more than I can do to stay awake

I close my eyes
So I
Can dream of ways to keep you occupied
So I
Can lock you up we'll keep it classified
Alright
You're mine tonight, son
When I close my eyes

I can make you sorry when I want
Find some other house for you to haunt
Carry out your sentence in my head
All I have to do is go to bed

I close my eyes
So I
Can dream of ways to keep you occupied
So I
Can lock you up we'll keep it classified
So right
You're mine tonight son, when I close my eyes

Hide and seek, yellow ducky
Feeling weak or feeling lucky son

Who's got milk, the baby's crying
Shut 'em up, get 'em flying
Little kiddies bought and sold
And papa's got a brand new bag of gold

Tonight
I'll dream of ways to keep you occupied
So I can lock you up we'll call it classified
So right
You're mine tonight love when I close my eyes

*** Thanx a lot to Eric who corrected a mistake ***

Someday

( Dave Bartholomew and Earl King )

Someday
You'll want me like I want you
But I'll be gone
With somebody new

Someday
You will cry the way I did
You're head in your hand
But tears can't be hid

You'll walk the floor
Day and night
Not a thing will be going right
Your nerves will leave you in despair
You'll be pulling out your hair

Someday
Love will get you down you'll see
You're going to suffer
For what you've done to me

*** Thanx a lot to Darren who corrected this one ***

Lost in a Dream

I'm lost in a dream
Where my love supreme
Can't find me
Like I care
By chance to undermine
My fantasy divine
It's mystery that binds me there
I'm
Looking for a moonbeam to get lost in
Everything will be beautiful and bright
Cause things come out at night
They're ugly
And some of them bite
So I'm getting lost in a dream

I'm looking for a rainbow to fly over
To a place where angels draw their bows
It's danger heaven knows
To wager
My x's and o's
That we could get lost in a dream

I'm lost in a dream
Sweet and double cream
I know
It sounds unfair
But love's a compromise
And I don't think it wise
For one to be so well aware

I'm
Looking for a melody to hold me
Waiting for the orchestra to play
And if you ever stray
Okay
I'm happy to stay
Alone ever lost in a dream

I'm looking for some sunshine and some clover
And a cloud to rest my head upon
Can't put my finger on
Just when
My baby got gone
Because I
Was too lost
In a dream

Little Black Mess

I should try to be good
Forever and ever, amen
So I'll touch wood
And hope I don't get caught again
Without my lines
And off the mark
Looking for signs
I can't see here in the dark
My opening won't be a great success
Till you come get me out of
This little black mess

I'll play my part
And say never ever again
Then cross my heart
Cry until you say when
A little cheat while you turn away
Things we repeat one more time
Day after day
I've lost my appetite so nonetheless
It fits like a glove now
My little black mess

Who's to say if we'll know
When it's time for this old thing to go

And so if I'm good
Could you forgive how I've been?
You misunderstood
Now if you'd just let me begin
To put on my face
I'll put on the room
Go take my place
One more time
Then we can resume
It's true I'm sure to die out here unless
You come help me out of
This little black mess

Mexican Boyfriend

I wore the dress that you liked almost everyday
Boxed up all my baby dolls and gave them away
I wrote your name on the wall next to my bed
Any day that I saw you at all was circled in red

What they said was a man drifted over the line
Drove you away and a little girl out of her mind
And the rain fell down and washed off your face
Washed you away, left carnations and stone in your place

My first cigarette and my first pill
My first cup of coffee and my first chill
Now you'll never know my first kiss
Somebody else will
Cause you were the first one I saw
Holding that still

The Fat Lady of Limbourg

( Breach EP )

Well, I rang up Pantucci
Spoke to Lu-chi
I gave them all
They needed to know

And if affairs are proceeding
As we're expecting soon enough
The weak spots will show

I assume you understand that we have options on your time
And will ditch you in the harbour if we must

But if it all works out nicely
You'll get the bonus you deserve
From doctors we trust.

The Fat Lady of Limbourg
Looked at the samples that we sent
And furrowed her brow

You would never believe that
She'd tasted royalty and fame
If you saw her now

But her sense of taste is such that she'll distinguish with her tongue
The subtleties a spectrograph would miss

And then announce her decision
While demanding her reward
The jellyfish kiss

Now we checked out this duck quack
Who laid a big egg, oh so black
It shone just like gold

And then the kids from the city
Finding it pretty, took it home
And there it was sold

It was changing hands for weeks 'till someone left it by their fire
It melted to a puddle on the floor

For it was only a candle
A Roman scandal oh oh oh
Now it's a pool

That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for here

That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for
That's what we're paid for here

Gone 2 far

You've gone too far
I'm on my way
You can tell the concierge
To bring around my car
You've gone too far

You said too much
Things you shouldn't say
You can keep your violins
Your sins, your care, your touch
You said too much

Get off of the ground now baby
Just shut your mouth and maybe
This can all be done
I won't tell anyone

You showed them all
Things they shouldn't see
You have lost the sense
The permanence, the flair, the ball
You showed them all

Well now I know
You take everything
Your car, your cash
Your shoes, your flash
You so and so
Well now I know

And I even think it's funny
Don't say you're sorry, bunny
You can keep the wings
Just let me get my things

You go too far
I'm on my way
You can tell the concierge
To bring around my car
You go too far
You go too far

Baby Girls

Angels in the sitting room
The wind gets here at seven
Take the bread and baby shoes send them back to heaven
And you can tell the boss she's keeping the curls
Enough to decorate another dozen baby girls
The flash is coming soon and we don't look so good
Sorry that I sleep so much you've always understood

Well here I go again so I will see you next eleven
Cross yourself knock three times hope we throw a seven
And you can tell the man she's keeping her eyes
So she can see you coming all you dirty rotten guys
She's never thrown a punch at least not until now
You always make them violent you've always known just how

They always tell stories they all go away
We all break the baby and mothers to blame and then
Some get up early some never pay
Get used to it girlie its all for fun anyway
Big ceremonies things that go fast
Your cheer is such a treasure
Your tears are like the weather
There never meant to last

It Got All Black

It got all black in the bottom of my glass
I looked up and there was Brigitte Fontaine
I've got poison in my head, I've got chocolate and bread
And I may never leave this room again
Now its dark and you love me, honey, count to ten
I can help you to distinguish your pain
It's so gorgeous to be back in Paris once again
Now I wonder what they put in the rain

This could be true
Or it could take all of an hour
I could just forget you
Have a cocktail and a shower
Like my mother taught me

That everybody loves a mystery
So you can leave it at your name and your rank
If we like it maybe I can get your history
Maybe put a little more in the bank

This could be true
Or we could just be a while here
Find better things to do
Think you might go out of style dear

Ice cream, sunshine, thrill rides, and a song
They can leave you doubled over, burned and broken
If they take too long

This could be true
Or we could be all of an hour
I could still forget you
Have a cocktail and a shower
Like my mother said
It's true

*** Thanx a lot to Eric who corrected a mistake ***

I Will Go Quietly

I will go quietly
Don't move your chair
Won't even try it
Wouldn't even dare
You come walking down
With a mouthful of sand
We better cut it out
Cause it's out of hand
And it's loud out on the street
So please

I will go quietly

Drive with my lights out
Won't even change my clothes when I get there
I'll go so quietly

I swear

I will go quietly
I'll leave my speech
Hold down the mystery
With a throat full of bleach
And I won't go talking now
Not even a sigh
I'll sleep on a broken bough
With a nail in my eye
And I won't hear a beat again
I will go quietly

But I'll stay screaming inside your sleep
I'll stamp out the moon and I'll shear all of your sheep

I will go quietly
I won't brush my teeth
Won't even tell myself when I get there
I'll go so quietly
No one will even see
And they won't hear
I'll go so quietly
I swear

Tainted Love : "Mating Calls & Fight Songs

Paradise

(Perry Botkin Jr. / Gil Garfield / Harry Nilsson / Phil Spector)

There is a land I know
Where lovers go and flowers grow
Forever more
Where time is standing still
And lovers fill the quiet places
By the shore.

We will cross the rainbow
To a place where we'll be free
Well he'll give his love to me.
So I wait for the day
When he takes me away to

Paradise.
He'll take me by the hand
We'll walk along the sand
It's never-never land

We'll build a castle there
Where we can share the happiness
We've waited for
Where white flamingos fly
A-way up high and way above
The ocean floor

We will climb a mountain
To see our wonderland
Maybe know you'll understand
Why I wait for the day
When he takes me away to

Paradise
He'll take me by the hand to
Paradise
We'll walk along the sand
Paradise
A never-never land
Paradise

I'll stand by him
Do right by him
And I swear
That I would die for him
Die for him

Paradise
He'll take me by the hand to
Paradise
We'll walk along the sand
Paradise
A never-never land
Paradise

Paradise
He'll take me by the hand to
Paradise
We'll walk along the sand
Paradise

I wanna be your driver

( Chuck Berry )

I wanna be your driver
I wanna be your driver
I would love to ride you
I would love to ride you around
We'll be ready when you want me to
Drive you on downtown

Yeah I wanna drive your
Your long and beautiful
Your rounded-body
Wheel-to-roll limousine
I've never had the thrill of riding
Such a wonderful machine

We'll roll 'round the mountain
Drive down in the valley
I would drive it all over
I would ride you home with ease
You will enjoy every journey
It will be my aim to please

So let me be your driver
Let me be your driver
I would love to ride you
Love to ride you downtown
Drive you so slow and easy
You won't wanna put me down

Half On A Baby

( R Kelly )

Oh, na, na, na, na, na, na…

Turn the lights down low
I'm ready to break it off
Since computer love
I wanna set it off

Like a hotel room
I'm checking into you
I'm digging like a shovel
All the things you do

Take a leep over the broom
That's how you're makin' me feel
Come on in this room
We'll keep it real and go

Half on a baby
All I need is your body next to me
Singing oh, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, na, na, na, na

Half on a baby
All I need is your body next to me
I'm singing oh, na, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, na, na, na, na

Like a baseball field
I wanna hit a home run
Me and you get together babe
And raise a little one

Trippin' on Perignon
Conversation like what
Not afraid to go down
Once you open up

After nine to five
I deserve some twelve
Making future plans
To be where I dwell

Half on a baby
All I need is your body next to me
I'm singing oh, na, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, na, na, na, na
We'll go half on a baby
All I need is your body next to me
I'm singing oh, na, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, na, na, na, na

Oh, na, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, na, na, na, na…

Don't stop 'til you get enough

( Michael Jackson )

Keep on with the force don't stop
'Til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
'Til you get enough

Keep on with the force don't stop
'Til you get enough
Keep on with the force don't stop
'Til you get enough...

Stop, don't stop, stop, don't stop...

Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)

( Tanya Tucker )

Would you lay with me
In a field of stone
If my needs were strong
Would you lay with me

Should my lips grow dry
Would you wet them, dear.
In the midnight hour
If my lips were dry
Would you run away
To another land
Walk a thousand miles
Through the burnin' sand?

Wipe the blood away
From my dying hand,
If i give myself to you

Would you lay with me
In the stream of life
When the moon is full
Would you lay with me

Will you still love me
When i'm down and out
In my time of trial
Will you stand by me

Would you go away
To another land
Walk a thousand miles
Through the burning sand
Wipe the blood away
From my dying hand
If i give myself to you

Would you lay with me
In a field of stone
If my needs were strong
Would you lay with me

Hello Hello I'm Back Again

( Gary Glitter )

Hello, hello, hello
It's good to be back
It's good to be back

Hello, hello, hello
It's good to be back
It's good to be back

Hello, hello, hello
It's good to be back
It's good to be back
Hello, hello, hello

Did you miss me while I was away
Did you hang my picture on your wall
Did you kiss me, every single day
Although you couldn't kiss me at all
And did you love me like a good little girl
Did you tell that naughty boy not to call
Did you love me in your own little world
Although you couldn't see me at all
Although you couldn't see me at all

Hello, hello, hello
It's good to be back
Hello, hello, hello

Did you miss me while I was gone,
Did you 'hug your pillow in your bed
Did you kiss me, all night long
And treasure every word that I said

And did you want me, to come back again
Did you know I've been so far away
Did you want me
Did you tell all your friends to think about me every day
To think about me every day

Hello, hello, hello
It's good to be back
Hello, hello, hello

Hello I'm back again
I'm back, as a matter of fact
Hello, tell all your friends
I'm back, as a matter of fact
As a matter of fact, I'm back

Hello, hello, hello
It's good to be back
It's good to be back…

My heart belongs to you

You said, you love me, oh, how you lied
And when I found out, I nearly died
But baby, here is what I say
My heart belongs to you

You beded me by saying sweet things
And since you've got me nothing's the same
But darling, all that I can say is
My heart belongs to you

Oh, well I did things because I loved you
And to no other could I be true
Because as long as I am living
My heart belongs to you

You said, you love me and how you lied
And when I found out I nearly died
But baby, here is what I say
My heart belongs to you

Oh, well I did things because I loved you
And to no other could I be true
Because as long as I am living
My heart belongs to you

Cold Blooded

( Rick James )

Who do you
Who do you belong to
My point of view
Is I think you're hot

If we talked
What words could I describe
There's no dictionary book
To explain how you look

Cause, I think you're
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded
What more can I say
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded

The way you walk (Sexy)
The way you talk, baby (Sexy)
Mama, you're too cold for me (Sexy)
Freaky baby

Who are you (You look like a movie star)
What's your name and number
Is it true
That you think I'm hot (Hot)

If we try
To get to know each other
You might find
You couldn't trade me for another

'Cause I think you're
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded
In my dictionary
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded

What more can I say
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded
Holy smokes and gee whiz
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded
Freeze!

Who do you
Who do you belong to
My point of view
Is that I think you're hot

If we try
To get to know each other
You might find
You couldn't trade me for another

'Cause I think you're
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded
What more can I say
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded
In my dictionary
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded
Holy smokes and gee whiz
Sexy, sexy, sexy
Cold blooded

Looks that kill

( Motley Crue )

Listen up
She's razor sharp
If she don't get her way
She'll tell you apart

She's a cool, cool black
Moves like a cat
If you don't get her game
You might not make it back

She's got the looks that kill
She's got the looks that kill

She's bullet-proof
She keeps her motor clean
And believe me, you
She's a number thirteen

When the church strikes midnight
She's looking louder and louder
She's gonna turn on your juice, boy
So she turns on the power

She's got the looks that kill
She's got the looks that kill
She's got the looks that kill...

Shame On You

( Spade Cooley )

Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame on you
Took my heart as a token,
When returned, it was broken
Hide your face, shame on you

Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame on you
Ran around with other guys
Tried to lie when I got wise
Foolish boy, shame on you

Shame, shame on you
Shame, shame, shame on you
Can you hold your head up high
Look your friends right in the eye
No you can't, shame on you.
Oh no you can't, so shame on you

Goodnight Irene

( Lead Belly )

Irene goodnight
Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

Last saturday night I got married
Me and my man settled down
Now me and my old man have parted
I'm gonna take a stroll downtown

Oh Irene goodnight
Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I take a great notion
To jump in the river and drown

Oh Irene goodnight
Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

Weeping Cherry

Empire

Tuesdays, Thursdays, empty days and Sundays
And will they be back soon
The cafe, the ashtray, the bridges are hearsay
On an empire afternoon

Wrong day, slow time, no body no crime
Lone walk, low talk, don't drop that dime
Don't wanna go back, go back, go back to the neighborhood

The weather, the water, this roof, now you got her
So will they be back soon
At the movies, on the benches, by the entrance
In the trenches, the entire afternoon
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Too bad, so true, it's late, I'm through
Can't wait, I like to be told what to do
I don't wanna go back, go back, go back to the neighborhood

In no time at all
How cold it gets
It's snowing again
Go place your bets

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, empty days and Sundays
And will they be back soon
The cafe, the ashtrays, the bridges are hearsay
On an empire afternoon

Wrong day, slow time, no body no crime
Lone walk, low talk, don't drop that dime
Don't wanna go back, go back, go back to the neighborhood
I don't wanna go back, go back, go back to the neighborhood
I don't wanna go back, go back, go back to the neighborhood

Rubble

I keep my closet closed
It's silly I suppose
But no one really knows
And I can't help it

And I feel
Like He's on his way
And I'm in so, so much trouble

I never rest my head
Too close to the edge of the bed
Well I'm guessing
He knows what I did
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
I'm afraid
They will put me down
With the rubble
With the rubble

And now it won't be long
Until I'm here
And then I'm gone
There'll be no heart
To rest your head upon

Look away
When they put me down
With the rubble
With the rubble

The Other Side

Can't quiet my head
In this little bed
In this place on Republic
I'm not used to him
Not being on the other side of the wall

My matches are wet
Who'll open the bottles
Remember when you were just right up the hall

One went on, on the market
One got lost at home
One's been feeding the beast

Who'll watch my right shoulder
Break our fall, let it get colder
Don't paint the devil on the wall
On the wall
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
One went on the market
One got lost at home
One has been released

Who'll watch my right shoulder
Break our fall, let it get colder
Don't paint the devil on the wall
On the wall, on the wall, on the wall

My Hindenburg

What remains
It burst into flames and it's falling
And what of the crew
Are we just left here to wonder at you chasing thunder instead

Now your name's
Like rattling chains, my darling
You accident you
I still believe you'll come calling one night
You'll just crawl into bed
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
And on the ground, we almost can't believe it
You're out of time and we're all out of place
You were never one to go and leave it
Somehow we've been left without a trace

Shoot out the light
It's over your head there swinging
What did you do
The blessed all nighter that made you feel lighter than air

It isn't right
You'll never be Margaret Dumont
Again for the night
I still believe you'll come calling one night
You'll just crawl into bed

And on the ground, we almost can't believe it
You're out of time and we're all out of place
You were never one to go and leave it
Somehow we've been left without a trace

I may just retire
My heart is a liar
And yours is right there
Three hundred feet in the air

And on the ground, we almost can't believe it
You're out of time and we're all out of place
You were never one to go and leave it
'Cause somehow we've been left without a trace

Weeping Cherry

That was no way for a queen to act
What's under her bed
Never used to be a dark thing
And now in the warm shade of the spring
They're gathering at the gates

These trees will be in shock for years
I did it really good

That was no way for his queen to act
He was standing on his head
Flesh and blood, weeping cherry

Please just go back to your room
And be glad tomorrow
We're no good pretending
Who are we just borrowing love
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Sticks and stones have missed us by miles
But wipe the relief from your brow
And sweet love fix your bones
The tiger is in the air
Blood in the ground
Is all that can save us now

Skin and Bones

Hey mystery, come paint my face
No laughing, no dancing, just look at this place
You can have all the butterflies back
Listen I'll volunteer be right back
Just please leave him alone

Fast and easy, mean and slow
What's the difference let him stay I'll go

I'm skin and bones so just leave him alone
Won't you please, look at me, understand

We're history, unwashed and unsaid
I left my best dress and my shoes on the bed
Listen here, say this could be fun
I swear I'll kick and scream 'till you're done
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
I'm skin and bones so just leave him alone
Won't you please, look at me, understand

I'll take the great unknown
All the beauty's been blown
From the sky, from the sea, from the sand

Only Just Fine

I wonder if it's too late now
Aren't we lonesome my love and how
Could that star we've been wishing on
Have been gone for years

It might be too late to come in
For the love of one on the chin
How could anyone ever win
Let's begin the tears
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
You are loving me on a thin line
Holding my hand on a land mine
Isn't all wrong, only just fine

Well, I'm expecting an icy rain
No more sunshine or sugar cane
We must be dreaming

But what else could explain
How you are loving me on a thin line
Once in a while in the sunshine
Isn't all wrong, only just fine

Can't you see we're out of sand
Out of chances and out of hand
Oh, but who couldn't understand
That it's too late now

My Knees

Is is true, is she really after me
Does she telling me what to do
Telling me what to do while I'm asleep

Am I like you
My hands
My mouth
My knees

What to do
Hey, you think she'll get to me
And not stop 'till I'm through
Not stop 'till my head is through the wall

Am I like you
My hands
My mouth
My knees

Nothing new, me, you, we'll never say it
Won't stop 'till we're through
That we won't stop 'till we're through
Won't stop 'till there's nothing left at all
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Am I like you
My hands
My mouth
My knees

Catalina

You've only been there a year
Can't imagine Catalina gone
You can see the flames from the ballroom
Coming down Avalon

Another tear to salt the butter on our daily bread
These prayers are meant to bring you back
Dancing through the fires of the dead
Bring you back upon the rocks

Where the waves break, out on the beach
Where the hearts ache into the tall grass
Like a black snake, down the main street
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Down the main street, down the main street
You are an earthquake, you're an earthquake

Another tear to salt the butter on our daily bread
These prayers are meant to bring you back
Dancing through the fires of the dead

Down the main street, down the main street
You are an earthquake, you're an earthquake

Down the main street, down the main street
You are an earthquake, you're an earthquake

Make Me Laugh

Make me laugh when it's goodbye
With the bill and the body count so high
We're out of bread, the water's red
What a lousy photograph
So make me laugh

Make me laugh, keep your lullabies
Who could sleep underneath a fallen sky
The petrified, the bitter bride
Don't they need a paragraph
To make them laugh
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Around this place, there's not a face
Without sorrow's autograph
But what could chase the tears and lace away
Like a funny epitaph

Make me laugh
If birds should lose their song
If the sweet honeybees get up and gone
Through record highs, when oceans rise
Would you come bend me in half
With a laugh

Non Albums Tracks

Camellia

( Verbena featuring Ambrosia )

Summertime
You do what you want
Oh the garden go so high, and the air was full of lead
Everyday was just like before
Not a dark cloud in the sky
Just a lid under your skin

Hey imagine it's alright
Baby blue
Don't make a sound
You should listen for the end, 'cause it's right over the hill
Don't you cry, you won't feel no hurt
And just close your baby eyes
And go wherever you please

Hallelujah...

Dedicated follower of fashion

( The kinks Cover / Live )

They seek him here, they seek him there
His clothes are loud, but never square
It will make or break him so hes got to buy the best
He' a dedicated follower of fashion

And when he does his little rounds
Round the boutiques of London Town
Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends
He's a dedicated follower of fashion

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
Oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight
He's a dedicated follower of fashion
He's a dedicated follower of fashion
He's a dedicated follower of fashion

Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

( John Cale Cover / Breach EP )

Standing waiting for a man to show
Wide eyed one eye fixed on the door
This waiting's killing me
It's wearing me down

Day in day out
My feet are burning holes in the ground

Darkness warmer than a bedroom floor
Want someone to hold me close forever more
I'm a sleeping dog
But you can't tell

When I'm on the prowl
Run like hell

You know it makes sense
Don't think about it
Life and death are just things that you do when you're bored

Say fear's a man's best friend
Say fear's a man's best friend
Say fear's a man's best friend
When you add it up it brings you down
You add it up it brings you down

Home is living like a man on the run
Trails leading nowhere, where to my son
We're already dead
Not yet in the ground

Take my helping hand
I'll show you around

You know it makes sense
Don't think about it
Life and death are just things that you do when you're bored

Say fear's a man's best friend
Say fear's a man's best friend
Say fear's a man's best friend
When you add it up it brings you down
You add it up it brings you down

Great balls of fire

( Jerry Lee lewis cover / Live 2002 )

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, but what a thrill
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire

I laughed at love 'cause I thought it was funny
You came along and moooooved me honey
I've changed my mind, this love is fine
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire

Kiss me baby
Hooo feels good
Hold me baby
Well I want to love you like a lover should
Your fine, so kind
I want to tell this world that your mine mine mine mine

I chew my nails and and I twiddle my thumbs
I'm real nervous, but it sure is fun
C´mon baby, drive me crazy
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire

Kiss me baby
Hooo feels good
Hold me baby
Well I want to love you like a lover should
Your fine, so kind
I want to tell this world that your mine mine mine mine

I chew my nails and and I twiddle my thumbs
I'm real nervous, but it sure is fun
C´mon baby, drive me crazy
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire

Heaven

(David Byrne & Jerry Harrison / Live duet with nada surf )

Everyone is trying to get to the bar
The name of the bar
The bar is called heaven
The band in heaven plays my favourite song
They play it once again
They play it all night long

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens

There is a party
Everyone is there
Everyone will leave at exactly the same time.
It's hard to imagine that nothing at all could be so exciting
And so much fun.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens

When this kiss is over
It will start again
It will not be any different
It will be exactly the same
It's hard to imagine that nothing at all could be so exciting
Could be so much fun.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens

My Boy Lollipop

( Millie Small Cover / Live )

My boy lollipop, you made my heart go giddy up
You are as sweet as candy, you're my sugar dandy
Ha, ho My boy lollipop
Never ever leave me
Because it would grieve me
My heart told me so
I love you, I love you, I love you so
That I want you to know
I need you, I need you, I need you so
And I'll never let you go
My boy lollipop
You make my heart go giddy up
You set my world on fire you are my one desire
My boy lollipop, my boy lollipop

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

Rubble

I keep my closets closed
It's silly I suppose but no one really knows
And I can't help it
But I feel like he's on his way
And I'm in so, so much trouble

I never rest my head
Too close to the head of the bed
Well I'm guessing he knows what I did
I'm afraid they will put me down with the rubble
With the rubble

I know it won't be long.
Until I'm here and then I'm gone
There'll be no heart to rest your head upon
Look away when they put me down with the rubble
With the rubble

Scrub

On the way coming up
I'm quiet as a cup
Be a girl anyway
Close enough

in your life
Such a mess
So small and sad you're a skit
Got some time on the hand
On the cast there's no love
No only proof
Of love this is the truth
So I drop my hand
Look at you

You're on the club
Got to feet as they fall
Dropped on the bed
A spinning head love

Now you keep the score
Like a baby tell his war
Adam should have just stepped on the snake

Naughty boys try to come
But the best ones always go
Say goodbye with a smile
And they spoke there's no love
No, only proof of love this is the truth
So I drop my hand
Look at you

You're on the club
Got to feet as they fall
Dropped on the bed
A reeling fucking stone block

Now keep the score
Like a baby tell his war
Adam should have just stepped on the snake

Adam should have just stepped on the
Adam should have just stepped
Adam should have just stepped on the snake

657 Bed B

( Breach EP )

Pinstripes and baby doves
Blue checks and cozies
Big white clouds and import books
Cars and stars and Mosey's

Soft pink with polka-dots
May fells and police
Dancing girls, forget-me-nots
A pocket full of posies

One is for the sleeping
One is for the pain
One is for the weeping
And one is for the game

Handmaids and spider legs
Bones and bars and screws
Parsley, sage, a birdie-cage
Paper, scissors, glue

Here's your walkie-talkie
Here's a plastic bow
You're electric-shocking with a
New remote control

One came for money and
One came for the food
There's one to call you honey when
You're in a nasty mood

There's one to say sorry and
Two to hold your hand
Seat us on the party when
You've gotten out of bed

*** Thanx a lot to Darren who corrected this one ***

Strange Boat

( The Waterboys cover / Breach EP )

We're sailing on a strange boat
Heading for a strange shore
We're sailing on a strange boat
Heading for a strange shore
Carrying the strangest cargo
That was ever hauled aboard

We're sailing on a strange sea
Blown by a strange wind
We're sailing on a strange sea
Blown by a strange wind
Carrying the strangest crew, crew
That ever sinned

We're riding in a strange car
We're followin' a strange star
We're climbing on the strangest ladder
That was ever there to climb

We're living in a strange time
Working for a strange goal
We're living in a strange time
Working for a strange goal
We're turning flesh and body
Into soul

We're riding in a strange car
We're followin' a strange star
We're climbing on the strangest ladder
That was ever there to climb

We're living in a strange time
Working for a strange goal
We're living in a strange time
Working for a strange goal
We're turning flesh and body
Into soul

The Snake

( Oscar Brown Jr )

On the way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman
Found a poor half-frozen snake

His pretty colored skin
Had been all frosted with the dew
"Poor thing" she cried, "I'll take you in
Aand I'll take care of you."

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

She wrapped him up all cozy
In a comforter of silk
And laid him by the fireside
With some honey and some milk

She hurried home from work that night
And as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taken in had been revived.

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

She clutched him to her bosom
"You're so beautiful" she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died."

Well she stroked his pretty skin again
And kissed him really tight,
Instead of saying thanks,
the snake gave her a vicious bite.

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

"I saved you!" cried the woman
"And you've bitten me but why?"
"You know your bite is poisonous
And now I'm gonna die."

"Ha shut up, silly woman."
Said that reptile with a grin.
"You knew darn well I was a snake before you took me in."

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

Then Was Then and Now is Now

( Best Is Yet to Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman / Ambrosia Parsley Solo )

Then was then
And now is now
Don't look back
You can't look back somehow
Sweet was sweet
But not so bitter now
Then was then
And now is now
You forgive
And I will too
Let's forget
Unhappy times we knew
We'll come out
All shiny, bright and new
Then was then
And now is now

Now, now we can win
No matter what might have been
Now we can begin again
For then was then
And now, now is now

Now, now we can win
No matter what might have been
Now we can begin again
For then was then
And now is now

You'd be surprised

( White Hassle Feat. Ambrosia / Irving Berlin Cover )

Johnny was bashful and shy
Nobody understood why
Mary loved him
All the other girls passed him by

Every one wanted to know
How she could pick such a beau
With a twinkle in her eye.
She made this reply

He's not so good in a crowd
But when you get him alone
You'd be surprised

He isn't much at a dance
But when he takes you home
You'd be surprised

He doesn't look like much of a lover
But don't judge a book by it's cover
He's got the face of an Angel
But there's a Devil in his eyes

He's such a delicate thing
But when he starts in to squeeze
You'd be surprised

He doesn't look very strong
But when you sit on his knee
You'd be surprised

At a party or at a hall
I've got to admit he's nothing at all
But in a Morris chair
You'd be surprised

Mary continued to praise
Johnny's remarkable ways
To the ladies
And you know advertising pays

Now Johnny's never alone
He has the busiest phone
Almost every other day.
A new girl will say.

He's not so good in the house
But on a bench in the park
You'd be surprised

He isn't much in the light
But when he gets in the dark
You'd be surprised

I know he looks as slow as the Erie
But you don't know the half of it dearie
He looks as cold as an Eskimo
But there's fire in his eyes

He doesn't say very much
But when he starts in to speak
You'd be surprised,

He's not so good at the start
But at the end of a week
You'd be surprised

On a streetcar or in a train
You'd think he was born without any brain
But in a taxicab, oh boy
You'd be surprised

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