Lyrics

"Neither Am I"

01. Pinball Machine
02. The Money
03. Man On Mir
04. Volcano
05. Slowset
06. Godsong
07. Blue Rinse Baby
08. Offshore
09. Beautiful Madness
10. Face
11. Little Sister
12. Deep

 

Pinball Machine

Tear that trickles from your eye to your ear
Like a pinball machine
Arm that melts over me
Like Salvador's dream
Light that spits across the ceiling
'Cos someone burst the stitches on the curtain of night

Maybe it's all about sowing my seed
But subject to conditions and not while you bleed

I follow you at a distance
Bounced through others eyes
Like a pinball machine
Dressed as Mr. Walker
But in disguise
I could have been a contender
But instead I'm content with
The gin and tonic dressing gown I lament
One night only
The great and the glory
Let's see if it sticks

You still love me
I believe
If push came you'd shove me
I believe you share my bed
You share the blame
I believe
In pinball machines

 

The Money

He's for the sailboat
He's for the sea
He's for Betty Ford
He's for anarchy
He'll die for his country
He'll stick a flag in your soul
He'll jump on your sandcastle
He'll drown in your moat
He's for the money
And he just wants to sleep with me
He's for the money
He just wants to sleep with me

She tries too hard
She doesn't try at all
She'll push you over
She'll break your fall
She puts it out
She reels it in
She makes immaculate love
She makes original sin
She's for the money
She just wants to sleep with me
She's for the money
And she just wants to sleep with me

She's missing the notes but she hears the strain
She knows she's been strung
But she looks for change

He's for the birds
He's for all living things
I'm lost for words
I don't believe in things
I'm for the money
I just want to sleep with me
I'm for the money
I just want to sleep with me

 

Man On Mir

She's like a stellar
She's got a fella
She knows Italian too
She just started driving you

I know the man on Mir
I'd love to see what he can see
The black and grey that share his sleep
Alone, alone
Butterfly in cocoon

I've lost my way
I want my way
To see the green and white and blue
See the Great Wall
See me and you

I feel I know the man on Mir
I'd love to see what he can see
The black and grey that share his sleep
Alone, alone
Butterfly in cocoon

 

Volcano

Don't hold yourself like that
You'll hurt your knees
I kissed your mouth and back
Is that all you need
Don't build your world around
Volcanoes melt you down

What I am to you
Is not real
What I am to you
You do not need
What I am to you
Is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I'll ask for the sea

Don't throw yourself like that
In front of me
I kissed your mouth and back
That's all I need
Don't drag my love around
Volcanoes melt you down

What I am to you
Is not real
What I am to you
You do not need
What I am to you
Is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I'll ask for the sea

What I give to you
is what I'm going through
This is nothing new
Just another phase of finding
What I really need
Is what makes me bleed
Like a new disease
She's still to young to bleed

 

Slowset

So I asked her to dance
She said she wasn't able
And all her friends laughed
She was just trying to be gentle
And so we danced
Round and round in circles
Not of that love song
But our very own circles

Slowset is dead
No more love on the dance floor
Unless you're out of your head
That's all that we went for

So she asked me to dance
I did but I wasn't able
Oh where to put your hands
When there's so much food on the table

Slowset is dead
No more love on the dance floor
Unless you're out of your head..
That's all that we went for

What do you say
When she's in your arms and you're going round in those circles...
When both of you know that you've risen to the occasion...
When her friend comes along and you know that she's been rescued...
When your eternal flame has been drowned by her...
Purple rain

Slowset is dead
No more love on the dance floor
Unless you're out of your head
That's all that we went for
That's all

 

Godsong

Everybody finished their honey tipped cigar
Our after dinner speaker tonight is God
A warm round of applause
And then silence

Tell us of love, we said
Tell us of love
Great one above
Won't ya tell us of love

And he said, well
I've never tasted your flavour before
So maybe love is your whore
Maybe just a figment of emotion

Hear my
Hear my song
What if I'm
What if I'm wrong
Hear my
Hear my song
I'm always right
But what if I'm wrong

The crowd went wild
Man, woman and child
Fuelled by brandy and cherry wine
And the apple in the mouth of the head of John the Baptist
Tell us of hate, we said
Tell us of hate
Don't spare the bait
Won't ya tell us of hate
And he said, well
I've never tasted your flavour before
So maybe hate is your whore
But I remember when we were lovers

Hear my
Hear my song
What if I'm
What if I'm wrong
Hear my
Hear my song
I'm always right
But what if I'm wrong
What if I'm wrong

 

Blue Rinse Baby

In the womb
Back in playschool
In the yard
Where it first got hard
Button moon
On a Tuesday at noon
Bagpuss gave me the fear
But as if by magic she appeared

Through rose coloured glasses
I fall
Fall foul of the masses

Melodrama
In Valderrama
Twenty-something blues
What on earth will I do
Copulation
Ingratiation
I reach for the stars
And wherever you go
There you are

Through rose coloured glasses
I fall
Fall foul of the masses
I know
You're the one to save me
And I hope
You'll be my blue rinse baby

 

Offshore

You haven't changed at all
Not much does in a frame on a wall
The paper's tarred and brown
If I hold you too close, you blur
Fearing it will fade away in darkness

So throw it overboard
And the next time we hit shore
I will stay behind
But she's washed up on the shore
Her salty spit her pours so pure
Leaves me choking on the sand
And her waves come in again
And she takes my hand

Gotta hold myself away
By blocking out the light of day
I can't hold you the way that I used to.
A picture you truly are
All legs and suicide
And where there's no room for lies
She lies across the breeze
Calling to me
Calling to me

 

Beautiful Madness

Give me an opinion
'Cos I don't have one
I'll agree with you if you're right
I always know where you're coming from
But I've never been there
I have to steal from you when you write

Your beautiful madness
My beautiful grief
Your dreams are my torture
Your dreams my relief

I'll give you an opinion
'Cos I just found one
You won't agree with me out of spite
I lay siege to your fortress
But you'll never give in
No, you'll just change your mind

Your beautiful madness
My beautiful grief
Your dreams are my torture
Your dreams my relief

You're mad to burn, mad to fly, mad to be saved
I stumble through the darkness looking for the day
Fabulous yellow roman candles explodes like spiders across the sky
And in the sparkling of the day we all go...

Mad to burn, mad to cry, mad to run and mad to fly, you're mad to burn and mad to die, mad to stay away, you're mad to run and mad to die, you're mad to run away, you're mad to fake and mad to cry get the fuck away, from meeeeee...

  

"...because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..."

Jack Kerouac "On The Road"

 

Face

How I know
Go bow end send mend bend pretend
Shut your face again
Bleed seed need read breath on my knees
How I choose to breath
Lie cry learn grow slow false start
How I build my wall
Hate wait bait kiss or taste the place
And make weather in my face

How I choose bruise loose win sin bin tease please
Better have her on her knees
Play pray say rock feel kneel dream
How I choose to scream
Shout wake sleep need to touch her deep
Change
Rearrange
Fate wait weight kiss or taste the place
And make weather in my face

I wanna be the only one that you know
Happily your placebo
I wanna be the only one that you know
Cos I adore you
I wanna be the only one that you know
Don't believe your placebo
I wanna be the only one that you know
Cos I adore you

 

Little Sister

There's another kind of red under the bed
We've all been branded
Barcode on my head
We can all go beep as we checkout
Your flexible friend is but a spy
Your movements mapped
Your drink link dries
I fail to see how this card is so smart

Little sister's been watching you
Little sister

So you want to walk the earth
You know she flies
She's mastered the art
Of truth and lies
To her you'll never be more than just a number

There's another kind of red under the bed
We've all been branded
We can all be read
Or is it all in my head
Kill the cowboy

Little sister's been watching you
Little sister

 

Deep

I don't wanna shake you off
I love the way we fit
I can't resist one who dares
Nor ones who shares like that

And returning to your sea
Somewhere I can bathe my feet
But if the wounds are too deep
You may not have the want
To heal me

You dig it babe
You dig it in deep

The mould has been repressed
And with it all I've known
We have one up on each other
The same mistake

You dig it in babe
You dig it in babe