Lyrics

 

(Mostly pilfered from various places on t'internet.)


White Lies - Mother Tongue

The city stays high, all night
Lit up and shivering
Like a pinball table of fireflies
An echo of home, on the edge of life
Shot through the veins of an angel
I'm a devil in exile

But if you have forgotten
Your precious mother tongue
What do you think your mother
Would say of what you've done?
And if you can't remember the place
You call a home, or having trouble placing
Who's calling on the phone

Who's calling on the phone

Dip the nose of the car to the sugar lines
Out to the desert
Under cinnamon hills and moonshine
He said 'what can I do to make you mine?'
Kiss out the twang from my lips
On the way to big-time

But if you have forgotten
Your precious mother tongue
What do you think your mother
Would say of what you've done?
And if you can't remember the place
You call a home, or having trouble placing
Who's calling on the phone

Who's calling on the phone

Forgot your mother tongue
Forgot your mother tongue
Forgot your mother tongue
Forgot your mother tongue

But if you have forgotten
Your precious mother tongue
What do you think your mother
Would say of what you've done?
And if you can't remember the place
You call a home, or having trouble placing
Who's calling on the phone

But if you have forgotten
Your precious mother tongue
What do you think your mother
Would say of what you've done?
And if you can't remember the place
You call a home, or having trouble placing
Who's calling on the phone

Stereo Total - Zu schön für dich

Ich hätte gern lange blonde Haare
Ich hätte gern eine Wespentaille
Ich hätte so gern verrückte Beine

Pampelmusenbusen
Eine Pfirsichhaut
Einen Erdbeermund

Ich hätte gern mein Gesicht
Im Rampenlicht
Ich wäre gern göttlich
Ich wäre gern zu schön für Dich!

Ich wäre so gern zu schön für Dich …
Zu schön

Ich hätte gern ’ne süße Stupsnase
Ich hätte gern einen sexy Silberblick
Ich hätte gern ein magisches Gesicht

Ein Hasennäschen
Grüne Katzenaugen
Einen Giraffenhals

Ich hätte gern blondes Haar
Aber ach!
Ich wäre gern göttlich
Ich wäre gern zu schön für Dich!

Ich hätte gern schicke Perlenzähne
Ich hätte gern kleine Muschelohren
Ich hätte gern eine Turmfrisur

Pampelmusenbusen
Eine Pfirsichhaut
Einen Erdbeermund

Ich hätte gern ’ne neue Karosserie
Ich wäre gern die Königin der Bienen
Ich wäre gern eine Superlady
Perfekt im Mini Bikini

Ich wäre so gern zu schön für Dich…
Zu schön für Dich!

The Chap - He'd Rather Die. He's Getting Ready.

Erica left for Bali or Brighton
to find herself, and she found herself
I found myself years and years ago
and it's the worst thing that's ever happened to me

Eric is in the business of creating desires
you know the kind of desires you never knew you had
now Eric has a knack for razor-sharp analysis
and he explained the system to me
so now I know that I don't know what's happening to me

I don't know what I was hoping for (he'd rather die, he's getting ready)
But this is not what I was hopng for (hello death hello death)

Karen O - Rapt

Bright as a star be the light
Strobing down on me,
Suddenly I was free,
Let me go on these

Show I can cough I can choke
On this kind of smoke
Off went the switch
Love is soft,
Love's a fucking bitch

Do I really need
Another habit like you
I really need
Do you need me too
I believe it's gonna leave me blue

Bright as a star be the light
Strobing down on me
Suddenly I was free
Let me go on these

Show I can cough I can choke
On this kind of smoke
On goes the switch

Love is soft
Love's a fucking bitch

Do I really need
Another habit like you?
I really need,
Do you need me too?
I believe
It's gonna feel like new

Calvin Harris (feat. Florence Welch) - Sweet Nothing

You took my heart and you held it in your mouth
And with a word all my love came rushing out
And every whisper, it's the worst,
Emptied out by a single word
There is a hollow in me now

So I put my faith in something unknown
I'm living on such sweet nothing
But I'm tired of hope with nothing to hold
I'm living on such sweet nothing

And it's hard to learn
And it's hard to love
When you're giving me such sweet nothing
Sweet nothing, sweet nothing
You're giving me such sweet nothing

[Beat break]

It isn't easy for me to let it go
Cause I've swallowed every single word
And every whisper, every sigh
Eats away this heart of mine
And there is a hollow in me now

So I put my faith in something unknown
I'm living on such sweet nothing
But I'm tired of hope with nothing to hold
I'm living on such sweet nothing

And it's hard to learn
And it's hard to love
When you're giving me such sweet nothing
Sweet nothing, sweet nothing
You're giving me such sweet nothing

[Beat break]

And it's not enough to tell me that you care
When we both know the words are empty air
You give me nothing

Uoooh
Uoooh
Uoooh
Nothing

[Beat break]

Uoooh
Uoooh
Uoooh

Sweet nothing

Uoooh
Uoooh
Uoooh
Sweet nothing

Orange Juice - Rip It Up

When I first saw you
Something stirred within me
You were standing sultry in the rain
If I could've held you
I would've held you
Rip it up and start again

Rip it up and start again
Rip it up and start again
I hope to God you're not as dumb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God
And I hope to God I'm not as numb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God

And when I next saw you
My heart reached out for you
But my arms stuck like glue to my sides
If I could've held you
I would've held you
But I'd choke rather than swallow my pride
Rip it up and start again

Rip it up and start again
Rip it up and start again
I hope to God you're not as dumb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God
And I hope to God I'm not as numb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God

And there was times I'd take my pen
And feel obliged to start again
I do profess
That there are things in life
That one can't quite express
You know me I'm acting dumb-dumb
You know this scene is very humdrum
And my favourite song's entitled 'boredom'

Rip it up and start again
I said rip it up and start again
I said rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and start again

Pulp - Mile End

We didn't have nowhere to live
We didn't have nowhere to go
Till someone said:
"I know this place off Burnett Road"
It was on the 15th floor
It had a board across the door
It took an hour
To pry it off and get inside
It smelt as if someone had died
The living room was full of flies
The kitchen sink was blocked
The bathroom sink not there at all
Oh, it's a mess alright
Yes, it's Mile End

And now we're living in the sky
I never thought I'd live so high
Just like heaven
(If it didn't look like hell)
The lift is always full of piss
The fifth-floor landing smells of fish
Not just on Fridays
Every single other day!
And all the kids come out at night
They kick a ball and have a fight
And maybe shoot somebody if they lose at pool
Oh, it's a mess alright
Yes, it's Mile End

Nobody wants to be your friend
'cause "you're not from round here", oh
(As if that was
Something to be proud about!)
The pearly king of the Isle of Dogs
Feels up children in the bogs
And down by the playing fields
Someone sets a car on fire
I guess you have to go right down
Before you understand just how
How low
How low a human being can go
Oh, it's a mess alright
Yes it's mile end

Mile end

Spearmint - A Signal or a Sign

how are we supposed to know what to do
if nobody tells us?
how are we supposed to know where to go
if nobody shows us?

i need hope and certainty
i need truth, give me something!
a signal or a sign
just give me something

how are we supposed to know what to do
if nobody tells us?
how are we supposed to know where to go
if nobody shows us?

sometimes i want to cry but the tears won't come
sometimes i feel ok but my eyes are streaming
somebody give me permission
just give me something

i envy your normality

how i envy your contentment
you've got more sense than me
you just accept it

in my head

i recognise the words you say
but can't quite seem to understand
the meaning...

i have to hold on to the side
to keep from falling, give me something!

i have to hold on to the edge
to keep from drowning

too much freedom, too much choice
i need some science fiction
too many blank pages to fill
just give me something

it's only when we stop we can really see
it's only when we stop we can see where we've been
instead of walking backwards, walking blind...

if i could just write "help" in the sky
i'd write it today, give me something!
a signal or a sign, just give me something

a generation of apologists
breaking lifts and stopping watches
pushing pianos across the ice...

Emperor X - Canada Day

we met on the bus
and it was canada day
we crossed into detroit, and the heat was insane
but the station was calm
and she walked out of view
threw a brick with a note through the ticket counter window
it said: i'd rather live in my basement
i'd rather cultivate palm trees
i'd rather move to new england
i'd rather shatter and freeze

then i ran out the door
she ran out of it too
the cops gave chase, but they got confused
so we escaped to her apartment
on the 30th floor
she had a great view
but that only counts for the non-blind
that's why: i'd rather live in my basement
i'd rather cultivate palm trees
i'd rather move to new england
i'd rather shatter and freeze

i said, seriously
you're sleeping alone
you know that's a waste of your recharge time
but she responded to me
like she governed her home
nobody sleeps here, i never sleep here

i hear they're draining the lake now
i hear they're shutting the fountains off
they plan to alter the shoreline
they plan to make it all clean
so let's set fire to both sides
let's leave a message they'll hear - let's scream
let's send a signal through coax
let's have them bend the terrain, destroy the lake and make a stream

Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows

We get some rules to follow
That and this
These and those
No one knows

We get these pills to swallow
How they stick
In your throat
Tastes like gold

Oh, what you do to me
No one knows

And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool am I
And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool am I
Ah

I journey through the desert
Of the mind
With no hope
I found low

I drift along the ocean
Dead lifeboats in the sun
And come undone

Pleasantly caving in
I come undone

And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool am I
And I realize you're mine
Indeed a fool I
Ah

Heaven smiles above me
What a gift her below
But no one knows

A gift that you give to me
No one knows

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home

There is a house built out of stone,
Wooden floors, walls and window sills
Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust
This is a place where I don't feel alone
This is a place where I feel at home

And I built a home
for you
for me

Until it disappeared
from me
from you

And now, it's time to leave and turn to dust

Out in the garden where we planted the seeds
There is a tree as old as me
Branches were sewn by the color of green
Ground had arose and passed it's knees

By the cracks of the skin I climbed to the top
I climbed the tree to see the world
When the gusts came around to blow me down
I held on as tightly as you held onto me
I held on as tightly as you held onto me

Cause, I built a home
for you
for me

Until it disappeared
from me
from you

And now, it's time to leave and turn to dust

Troy Von Balthazar - Communicate

I guess I could use another drink
I'm not quite blind
then take me out
we'll go out and make love in the street
behind the first wall we can find
and communicate
and communicate
I do make friends easily
I put them to work like machines for me
they're always home and always free
why think twice?
enjoy yourself
destroy your health
and communicate
I put my love through my hands and through my arms
so when I touch you, you know how I feel
I put my hand on your knee
why think twice?
enjoy yourself
destroy your health
we communicate

The Postal Service - This Place is a Prison

This place is a prison
And these people aren't your friends
Inhaling thrills through $20 bills
And the tumblers are drained
And then flooded again and again

There are guards at the on-ramps
Armed to the teeth
And you may case the grounds
From the Cascades to Puget Sound
But you are not permitted to leave

I know there's a big world out there
Like the one I saw on the screen
In my living room late last night
It was almost too bright to see

And I know that it's not a party
If it happens every night
Pretending there's glamour and candelabra
When you're drinking by candlelight

What does it take to get a drink in this place?
What does it take, how long must I wait?

Sophie Hunger - Rise and Fall

Burning countryside
Mountains being climbed
We shift and turn and swear and yearn
And try try and try 

A general collision
With all that stands as such
We reinvent and tear apart
And stitch and stitch and stitch

Marching band's parading
Perfume floods the streets
Everyone's standing
The crowd inside of me

But all of this yeah, all of this
To you does not 
But all of this yeah, all of this
To you does not...exist 

And empires rise and empires fall
And empires rise and empires fall
And we engage and we dissolve
For nothing but the change

Z'Vreneli abern Guggisberg
Und z'Hans Jacobeli änätern Berg
S'isch äbä ä Mönsch uf Ärde
S'isch äbä ä Mönsch uf Ärde
Wo i möcht binim sie

And empires rise and empires fall
And empires rise and empires fall
And we engage and we dissolve
For nothing but the change

But all of this yeah, all of this
To you does not 
But all of this yeah, all of this
To you does not 
But all of this yeah, all of this
To you does not...exist 

NIN - Right Where It Belongs

See the animal in his cage that you built,
See the animal in his cage that you built
Are you sure what side you're on?
Are you sure what's natural
Better not look him too closely in the eye,
Na'now don't look too closely in the eye
Are you sure what side of the glass you are on?
Are you sure what side of the glass you're on

See the safety of the life you have built,
See the safety of the life you have built
Everything where it belongs
Everything where it belongs
Feel the hollowness inside of your heart,
See the hollowness inside of your home
And it's all...right where it belongs
And it's all... Right Where it belongs

What if everything around you,
What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
Isn't quite as it seems
What if all the world you think you know,
What if all the world you think you know
Is an elaborate dream?
Is an elaborate dream.
And if you look at your reflection,

Is it all you want it to be?
An' If you look at your reflection
What if you could look right through the cracks,
Is that all you want to be
Would you find yourself...find yourself afraid to see?
What if you could look right through the cracks

would you find yourself... find yourself afraid to see
What if all the world's inside of your head?

Just creations of your own
What if all the worlds inside of your head
Your devils and your gods all the living and the dead
Just creations of your own
And you really oughta know
The devils and your gods all the living and the dead

And you're really all alone
You can live in this illusion

You can choose to believe
You can live in this illusion
You keep looking but you can't find the words,
You can't choose to believe
Are you hiding in the trees?
You keep looking but you can't find the words

Now you're hiding in your dreams
What if everything around you,

Isn't quite as it seems?
What if everything around you
What if all the world you used to know,
Isn't quite as it seems
Is an elaborate dream?
What if all the world you used to know

Is an elaborate dream.
And if you look at your reflection,

Is it all you want it to be?
An' If you look at your reflection
What if you could look right through the cracks,
Is that all you want to be
Would you find yourself...find yourself afraid to see?
what if you could look right through the cracks

would you find yourself... find yourself afraid to see

Placebo - Ask for Answers

Time to pass you to the test. Hanging on my lover's breath.
Always coming second best. Pictures of my lover's chest.
Get through this night, there are no second chances.
This time I might.
To ask the sea for answers.
Always falling to the floor, softer than it was before.
Dog boy - media whore, it's who the hell you take me for.

Give up this fight, there are no second chances.
This time I might.
To ask the sea for answers.
These bonds are shackle free, wrapped in lust and lunacy.
Tiny touch of jealousy, these bonds are shackle free.

Get through this night, there are no second chances.
This time I might.
To ask the sea for answers.
These bonds are shackle free
These bonds are shackle free
These bonds are shackle free
These bonds are shackle free

Get through this, there are no second chances.
This time. To ask the sea for answers.

The The - Uncertain Smile

Peeling the skin back from my eyes, I felt surprised
that the time on the clock was the time I usually retired
to the place where I cleared my head of you;
but just for today, i think I'll lie here and dream of you.

I've got you under my skin where the rain can't get in,
but if the sweat pours out, just shout I'll try to swim and pull you out.

A howling wind blows the litter as the rain flows,
As street lamps pour orange coloured shapes through your windows,
a broken soul stares from a pair of watering eyes,
uncertain emotions force an uncertain... smile...

I've got you under my skin where the rain can't get in,
but if the sweat pours out, just shout I'll try to swim and pull you out.

Josef K - Sorry for Laughing

It took ten years to realise
Why the angel start to cry
When you roll on down the lane
Your happy smile, your funny name

I'm not being mean, so don't take it hard
When I ask you to run round the yard
It’s so hopeless to close the blinds
You know I’d help you if I could, but both my arms are made of wood

Just don't mean the things that I say
It's only 'cause you're made that way

Sorry for laughing
There's too much happening
Sorry for laughing
There's too much happening

When we grooved on into town
Charles Atlas stopped to frown
'Cause he's not made like me and you
Just can't do the things we do

You know it’s times like these you have to pay
So sorry to turn on that way

Slapp Happy - Dawn

Dawn he's in a postcard of the dawn,
Where the knives of light
have left the dark night tattered & torn
The firmamental cars
on the highway of the stars are doing ninety
(for your love) - He's in a corner on the right,
the sole survivor of the night -
& it's you he's thinking of.
And you, you only think of him,
dropping him a line 'cos he's got no time to swim
They're closing all the doors to his existential shores
- they'll leave him naked & alone
- & you can't help him now, he's in the waters of the south
- sinking like a stone...
Running form the snapping jaws,
You knows he ain't got time to pause
- there's one last door between him & you
- look out babe, he'll be coming through
(as soon as you admit that you're the cause).
Gone, with a squad of crooked creatures -
You saw a film of his escape
But you hardly recognized his features.
His seer's sight had lied about the other side
No one was waiting when you arrived.
You dared not hesitate - even so, you got there late -
Who takes who for one last ride??

The Slits - Instant Hit

He is a boy
He's very thin
Until tomorrow
Took heroin
Don't like himself very much
Cuz he has set his self to self destruct
He is
Set to self destruct
He is
Set to self destruct
He is
Set to self destruct
Too good to be true
He is
Too good to be true

(chorus)
Enjoy it (I know you can)
Enjoy it
Destroy it (destroy it)
Enjoy it (enjoy it)
Destroy it (destroy it)
Enjoy it (enjoy it)

He is
Too good to be true
He is
Too good to be true
He is
Too good to be true
He is
Too good to be true
He is
Set to self destruct (set to self detruct)

(chorus)

I could
Hate you anytime
I could
Hate you anytime
I could
Hate you anytime
I could
Give you anything

(chorus)

I forgive you anything
I forgive you anything
I forgive you anything
Hate you anytime
Hate you anytime

(chorus)

He is
Set to self destruct
He is
Set to self destruct
He is
Set to self destruct
Self detruct, self destruct

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes

Yello birk flying
Get shot in the wing
good year for hunter
And Christmas parties
And I hate and I hate
And I hate and I hate
Elevator music
The way we fight
The way I'm left here silent

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

We danced in graveyards
With vampire till dawn
We laughed in the faces of kings Never afraid to burn
And I hate and I hate
And I hate and i hate
Disintegration
Watching us wither
Black winged roses that safely changed their color

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

I can't reach you
I can't reach you
Give me life Give me pain
Give me myself again

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence

Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Cant you understand
Oh my little girl

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Enjoy the silence

Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Operation

I want to explore you
I’m gonna get under your skin
So you can feel me running through your veins

I want to examine
Every inch of your frame
The pressure points that cause your joy and pain

Our love goes under the knife
There is no room for doubt

Now i’m inside you
My hands can feel their way
Further inside than I have ever been

Now i can really
Mess around with your heart
And fill it to the brim with broken dreams

Our love goes under the knife
Two lives may be saved

And if I pull this off
I’ll refuse the Nobel prize
Instead I will look into your eyes

If I pull this off your whole body will be mine
And I’m prepared to work throughout the night

Our love goes under the knife
Nothing is taboo
…Here on the cutting edge of science

Too much information
I feel i’m getting lost
Absorbed into the fibre of your soul

Deep within the abbatoir
Of your entrails your insides
Lost in you forever far from home

Our love goes under the knife
Someone got too close

Our love goes under the knife
The heart was rejected by the host

Broadcast - Corporeal

Under the white chalk
Drawn on the black board
Under the xray
I'm just a vertebrate

Do that to me
Do that to my anatomy
Do that to me
Do that to my anatomy
Corporeal
Corporeal

We are mankind
We are manikind
With and without mind
With or without Darwin

Classify me
The strings of my autonomy
Classify me
The strings of my autonomy
Corporeal
Corporeal

A thorny red heart
Around a thin arm
Inside a white bone
The love is inborn

Close up to me
Up close to my anatomy
Close up to me
Up close to my autonomy
Corporeal
Corporeal
Corporeal

Tom Vek - I ain't saying my goodbyes

There is still so much to see
There is still so much to do
I can't be more than half way through

I know I'm wasting precious time
But I'll take it in my stride
I gotta lotta things to put right

Don't get upset
It's not my time yet
I Aint Saying My Goodbyes

You can't take life out if me
You can't take it out on me
I know a good enough reason will come along

I can't tell you how it feels
Aint no other way you'll heal
All these young men obsessed with death

Don't get upset
It's not my time yet
I Aint Saying My Goodbyes

You don't get upset

The Smiths - There's a light that never goes out

Take me out tonight
Where there's music and there's people
And they're young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one
Anymore
Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people and I
Want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh, please don't drop me home
Because it's not my home, it's their
Home, and I'm welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

Take me out tonight
Take me anywhere, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
And in the darkened underpass
I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last
(But then a strange fear gripped me and I
Just couldn't ask)

Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven't got one, da ...
Oh, I haven't got one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

Oh, There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out

Sigur Rós - Ný Batterí

heftur með gaddavír í kjaftinum sem blæðir mig
læstur er lokaður inn í búri
dýr nakinn ber á mig
og bankar upp á frelsari
ótaminn setur í ný batterí
og hleður á ný
og hleður á ný
og hleður á ný
og hleður á ný
við tætum tryllt af stað
út í óvissuna þar
til að við rústum öllu og reisum aftur
aftur á ný
aftur á ný
aftur á ný
aftur á bak þar sem við ríðum
aftur með gaddavír
sem rífur upp gamalt gróið sár
er orðinn ryðguð sál
rafmagnið búið
mig langar að skera
og rista sjálfan mig á hol
en þori það ekki
frekar slekk ég á mér
aleinn á ný

[English Translation]

Barbwire Stapled In My Mouth That Bleeds Me
Locked In A Cage
Naked Animals Beat Me
And A Savior Knocks
An Untamed Puts In New Batteries
And Charges Once Again [x4]
We Set Off
Into The Unknown
Until We Destroy Everything And Are Dominant
Once Again [x3]
Once Again In The Back Where We Ride
Again The Barbwire
In My Mouth That Rips Up An Old Healed Wound
Have Become A Rusty Soul
The Electricity Is Gone
I Want To Cut
And Slice Myself To Death
But I Don’t Have The Courage
I Rather Turn Myself Off
I’m Alone Again

Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights (also a great cover by The Postal Service)

I am thinking it's a sign
That the freckles in our eyes
Are mirror images and
When we kiss they're perfectly aligned

And I have to speculate
That God himself did make us into
Corresponding shapes like puzzles pieces
From the clay

True, it may seem like a stretch
But it's thoughts like this
That catch my troubled head
When you're away, when I am missing you to death

When you were out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio
I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
"Come down now," they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
"Come down now," but we'll stay

I've tried my best to leave
This all on your machine
But the persistent beat
Sounded thin upon listening

That frankly will not fly
You will hear the shrillest highs
And lowest lows with the windows down
When this is guiding you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
"Come down now," they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
"Come down now," but we'll say...

Bobby Conn - We Come in Peace

We are your friends
We come in peace
We brought our guns to set you free

No need to run
No need to hide
We only kill our enemies

Our cause is good
Are cause is just
So why mistrust our obvious success

God's on our side
We know we're right
Come to the light
Say goodbye to all your history
Come and join our family

Now we have won
God's will is done
You can't deny our victory

Bury your dead
Do as you're told
This is the gift of liberty

We have no fear of your disgust
You hate us cos you're jealous of success

God's on our side
We know we're right
Come to the light
Say goodbye to all your history
Come and join our family

Spearmint - Isn't it great to be alive

Came out of the gig, scooped some snow off a car
Rubbed it into my face
Isn't it great to be alive
Isn't it great to be alive

Eleven o'clock, a woman came out, told you to get off
John Steele stepped to the front, kissed her full on the mouth
And Martin said, "Isn't it great to be alive"
Isn't is great to be alive

Hollow and sad drifting like ghosts through the crowds
How can we come to terms with ordinary life again now?

Now that we've tasted something more
And if I can't be with you
This is the best my body can do
Lying in a haze of you
It's the closest thing to being with you

Showaddywaddy at the Royal Hall
I had a crush on you
Waiting with you by the phones
So you could ring your man
Sometimes it's not that great to be alive

Meeting you in Carmello to discuss my musical
Drinking Skol at the fair, yes you were there
You were the first song that I ever wrote
Isn't it great to be alive
Isn't it great to be alive

We hardly said a word on the way home
When you feel like this you might as well be alone

Tonight I don't want a train or a bus
I need to walk across this town
Feel the rain on my face
Sort these feelings out
Cos if I can't be with you
I don't know what I'm going to do
Except fill myself with thoughts of you
It's the closest thing to being with you

Standing in the drizzle
Skimming stones across the sea
Salt water ruined my shoes
And you laughed at me...

Bob Hund - Helgen v.48

Vem går över ett torg en lördag kväll
Vem går hem med den rätte och vem får en smäll?
Vem är det som är lycklig och vem luktar bränt?
Vem är dålig på riktigt och vem är ett skämt?
Det är sent och det dröjer lite till innan blommorna slår ut
Jag ser en bil,
jag ser en tjej,
jag ser en snut,
snart har helgen vecka 48 tagit slut
Det är sent och det dröjer lite till innan blommorna slår ut
Jag ser en bar
jag ser en man
jag hör ett tjut
snart har helgen vecka 48 tagit slut

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt (warning - bit dark!)

i hurt myself today
to see if i still feel
i focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but i remember everything

what have i become?
my sweetest friend
everyone i know
goes away in the end
you could have it all
my empire of dirt
i will let you down
i will make you hurt

i wear this crown of shit
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
i cannot repair
beneath the stain of time
the feeling disappears
you are someone else
i am still right here

what have i become?
my sweetest friend
everyone i know
goes away in the end
you could have it all
my empire of dirt
i will let you down
i will make you hurt

if i could start again
a million miles away
i would keep myself
i would find a way

Audioslave - Like A Stone

On a cobweb afternoon
In a room full of emptiness
By a freeway I confess
I was lost in the pages
Of a book full of death
Reading how we'll die alone
If we're good we're laid to rest
Anywhere we want to go

[Chorus]
In your house I long to be
Room by room patiently
I'll wait for you there
Like a stone I'll wait for you there
Alone

On my deathbed I will pray
To the gods and thee angels
Like a pagan to anyone
Who will take me to heaven
To a place I recall
I was there so long ago
The sky was bruised
The wine was bled
And there you led me on

[Chorus]
In your house I long to be
Room by room patiently
I'll wait for you there
Like a stone I'll wait for you there
Alone Alone

And on I read
Until the day was gone
And I sat in regret
Of all the things I've done
For all that I've blessed
And all that I've wronged
In dreams until my death
I will wander on

[Chorus]
In your house I long to be
Room by room patiently
I'll wait for you there
Like a stone I'll wait for you there
Alone Alone

Dubstar - Not So Manic Now

The wind's whistling
My mind's twisting
I was making myself the usual cup of tea
When the doorbell strangely rang

Because I've been up here for a while
I'm starting to feel the monotony of the tower block
I'm not so manic now
I can uphold the weight of those neighbours
And she's lifting and throwing to the wall
The post-natal harmonies of youth
When this younger man, twenty-five
Advantageously took away her pride

The wind's whistling
My mind's twisting
I was making myself the usual cup of tea
When the doorbell strangely rang

I staggered shaking slowly to the door
Through the frosted panel I could see you
Your intentions as a salesman truly cush
You endeavoured as a psycho just to push
And whilst lifting and throwing to the wall
My puny structure of an ageing OAP
No reason why you chose my flat
Breathing deeply in a trance

The wind's whistling
My mind's twisting
I was making myself the usual cup of tea
When the doorbell strangely rang

I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)
I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)
I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)
I'm not so manic now (not so manic now)

Because I've been up here for a while
I'm starting to feel the monotony of the tower block
I'm not so manic now
I can uphold the weight of those neighbours
And she's lifting and throwing to the wall
The post-natal harmonies of youth
When this younger man, twenty-five
Advantageously took away her pride

I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
Not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
Not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
Not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
I'm not so manic now
Not so manic now

Turin Brakes - Long Distance

Well if this gets ugly,
I'd swear,
This aint our last chance,
The vultures that circle,
My head,
Are flying alongside,
The world's turning.

I let somebody get under my skin,
Long distance losing is all that Ive seen,
Now there's a river,
Now there's a river.

Nothing can save me,
My reserve betrayed me,
It calmed the hurricanes,
Im burning to get there,
The middle of nowhere,
Storm warnings flicker while,
The worlds turning,

I let somebody get under my skin,
Long distance losing is all that I've seen,
Now there's a river,
Now there's a river.

I let somebody get under my skin,
Long distance losing is all that I've seen,
Now there's a river,
Now there's a river

Mansun - Wide Open Space

I'm in a wide open space, I'm standing 
I'm all alone and staring into space 
It's always quiet thru' my ceiling 
The roof comes in and crashes in a daze 

I'm in a wide open space, it's freezing 
You'll never get to heaven with a smile on your face from me 
I'm in a wide open space, I'm staring 
There's something quite bizarre I cannot see 

I'm on the top of a hill, I'm lonely 
There's someone here to shout to miles away 
I could be back in my house, for I care 
They do not hear me, it's the same old case 

I'm in a wide open space, it's freezing 
You'll never get to heaven with a smile on your face from me 
I'm in a wide open space, I'm staring 
There's something quite bizarre I cannot see 

Wide open space, I'm standing 
I'm all alone and staring into space 
It's always quiet thru' my ceiling 
The roof comes in and crashes in a daze 

I'm in a wide open space, it's freezing 
You'll never get to heaven with a smile on your face from me 
I'm in a wide open space, I'm staring 
There's something quite bizarre I cannot see 

I'm in a wide open space, it's freezing 
You'll never get to heaven with a smile on your face from me 
I'm in a wide open space, I'm staring 
There's something quite bizarre I cannot see