Author Topic: Non-album lyrics  (Read 83174 times)

TowerOfSong

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2005, 07:40:25 PM »
Curse on me (from Jack Brabham)

nobody saw me
I slipped in the back way
without any warning
my feet are swollen
I haven't stopped running
since yesterday morning
oh if you don't want me
I'll show myself out your front door
I'll leave you in peace
and I won't come around here
no more, no more

heart keeps on beating
and beats out the tune
that's never been spoken
I once took a love
from an old friend of mine
and got both my legs broken
the chief of police
was keeping the peace
but it didnt last long
put a dog on my trail
yet a new day when something went wrong,
went wrong, oh

CHORUS
there must be a curse on me
must be a price on my head
must be a curse on me
did you hear what I said?
there must be a curse on me
must be a price on my head
must be a curse on me
tomorrow my tears will run red

if it's not too much trouble
could you turn out the lights,
could you draw all the curtains?
I don't expect many guests will arrive
but you can't be too certain
well do you have much to eat?
just some bread and cold meat will be fine
yeah I'll get up and fix it myself
'cos I don't have much time

there must be a curse on me
must be a price on my head
must be a curse on me
did you hear what I said?
there must be a curse on me
must be a price on my head
must be a curse on me
tomorrow my tears will run red

 

TowerOfSong

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2005, 07:41:42 PM »
Stay off the Streets after Dark (?)
(Love of Will demos)

by the time you reach Vaughn avenue
the sun is quietly bleeding
the day is just a shadow
of its former self

shake the rain off
take the stairs
put the key into the lock
remove your coat
plug in electric fire

winter came so early
jesus what happened to the summer?
the papers all agree
by Christmas there'll be war

if I could be with you
I would do my best to warm you
strain the tealeaves
sweep the kitchen floor

CHORUS
you'll have to look after yourself
you're gonna have to think on your feet
light a match in the dark for me
get yourself some  hard earned sleep
you'll  have to look after your health
you're gonna have to land on your feet
say a prayer each night for yourself
stay off the streets after dark

if I could be with you
I would be the kind of friend
who would never let you come home
to a dark house again
but with the company I'm keeping
and the hours that I'm sleeping
you'll place last orders on your own

you'll have to look after yourself
you're gonna have to think on your feet
light a match in the dark for me
get yourself some  hard earned sleep
you'll  have to look after your health
you're gonna have to land on your feet
say a prayer each night for yourself
stay off the streets after dark
stay off the streets after dark
after dark, after dark
stay off the streets after dark
after dark, after dark
stay off the streets after dark

 

TowerOfSong

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2005, 07:59:41 PM »
Man Who Can (son of Dungeontape)

on bended knee she pledged her love
a rose between her teeth,
in a [sparrow hand?] she holds her heart
and a damp white handkerchief
3 small words upon her tongue
verse in unmarked folders
the weight of the world's indifference
upon her slender shoulders

she wants a man
a man who can
she wants a man
a man who can

she'll keep it up for a month or two
she'll promise and she will vow
but what was once so easy to resist
is so distracting now
and the gush of valentines and scent
falter and abate
the passion flames will lose their ground
to neuter this mistake (?)

she wants a man
a man who can
she wants a man
a man who can

she should have stayed in bed today
she should have stayed in school
an inch of water in a dirty ditch
don't make no swimming pool
but there is no excuse for this mistake
there's no mercy from above
she must number herself at last among
the murderers of love

she wants a man
a man who can
she wants a man
a man who can

« Last Edit: November 02, 2005, 01:53:54 AM by ekewebb »

Offline geoffm

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2005, 08:01:28 PM »
Love of will demos?Your showing off TOS and making the rest of us very envious
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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2005, 08:19:04 PM »
Johann
As requested.This ones a labour of love;
Baby can I Walk You Home

You can run me on a leash
You can make me beg
You can crack the whip on me
I`ll roll over and play dead
You can take my self esteem
The flesh from off of my bones
You can hurt me all you want
But Baby,baby,please,can I just walk you home

You can throw sand in my face
You can make me kneel
You can rub salt in my wounds
So they may never heal
You can drain the blood from my face
Leave me lifeless as a stone
You can hang me out in the coldroom
But Baby,honey,please,can I just walk you home

You can take me for a ride
You can let me down
You can leave me frozen and naked
On the wrong side of town
You can hand me bound and gagged
To those whose violence you condone
You can watch as they mess me up
But Baby,honey,please,can I just walk you home

You can violate my temples
You can penetrate my wounds
You can start upon my headstone
You can desecrate my tomb
You can overturn my tables
Cast me out to the unknown
You can even shut the city gates
But,Baby,gorgeous,please,canI,can I just walk you home


E&OE
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Adam

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2005, 08:30:45 PM »
Thanks, Sando. Wonderful work.
Could you (or anyone else) also try Baby, Can I Walk You Home?
Thanks.

Ahem  *clears throat*

You can run me on a leash
You can make me beg
You can crack the whip on me
I'll roll over and play dead
You can take my self-esteem
The flesh from off of my bones
You can hurt me all you want
But baby, baby, please
Can I just walk you home?

Well, you can throw sand in my face
You can make me kneel (amended in light of Geoff's post, that's def. right)
You can rub salt in my wounds
So they may never heal
You can drain the blood from my veins
Leave me lifeless as a stone
You can hang me out in the cold room
But baby, honey, please
Can I just walk you home?

You can take me for a ride
You can let me down
You can leave me frozen and naked
On the wrong side of town
You can hand me bound and gagged
To those whose violence you have known
you can watch as they mess me up
But baby, honey, please
Can I just walk you home?

You can riot in my temples
You can penetrate my wounds
You can scrawl upon my headstone
You can desecrate my tomb
You can overturn my tables
Cast me out to the unknown
You can even shut the city gates
But hey there gorgeous please
Can I...
Can I just walk you home?



Region unknown:

I'm my own worst enemy
I'm even my own prodigal son
I break my own first rules after that
Like the fool that I've become
I know I swore to myself
I would never never never do this again
Oh don't you know I can't swim?
Why do you have to throw me in at the deep end?

I don't love her for the money
I don't love her out of duty
My friend, I don't even care for your opinion
Why don't you leave us alone?
We'll build a world of our own
In a region unknown

Outside the rain turns the streets into rivers
The thought of you swimming
It makes me shiver
Come in inside
Drink this, wrap this around you
You're so lucky that I found you

I don't do it for the money these days
I don't sell to the highest bidder
I don't even care for your friendly advice
Why don't you leave us alone?
We'll build a world of our own
In a region unknown

So why don't you leave us alone?

I've got a friend on the east side of town
She don't wear the right clothes or say the right things
She doesn't look like no movie star
She don't have that red hair dye in her hair
She said 'Boy, you're so silly
Then again you're just a boy
In the end you must understand
You pay for everything you destroy'

I don't love her for the money
I don't love her out of duty
I don't even care for your good advice
Why don't you leave us alone?
We'll build a world of our own
In a region unknown

Why don't you leave us alone?

« Last Edit: October 06, 2005, 08:38:00 PM by Adam »

Adam

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2005, 08:33:58 PM »
Johann
As requested.This ones a labour of love;
Baby can I Walk You Home


Oh bugger.  One or two differences between the texts, can we go to the 3rd Umpire?

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2005, 08:50:59 PM »
Johann
As requested.This ones a labour of love;
Baby can I Walk You Home


Oh bugger.  One or two differences between the texts, can we go to the 3rd Umpire?

Urpal?
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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2005, 08:58:54 PM »
veins

condone

scrawl

That's my vote anyway.

And what's with Johan's hitherto unrevealed masochistic tendencies anyway? ;)

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2005, 09:03:34 PM »
reckon you got "scrawl" right Adam.My hearing is not what it was.As to  the rest its been a long day.video ref,3rd ump,lifeline?We could shop it round in commitee.I should retire....
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Adam

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2005, 09:08:31 PM »
One more decision required from the man in the white coat - riot in/violate at the top of the last verse...

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2005, 09:15:30 PM »
I think it's "violate" if that counts for anything.

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2005, 09:18:49 PM »
Love of will demos?Your showing off TOS and making the rest of us very envious

but she's very sensibly picking totally obscure ones that she knows no-one else is working on!

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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2005, 09:23:45 PM »
But she's very sensibly picking totally obscure ones that she knows no-one else is working on!

Hey, her signature ain't "this is your first taste of mystery..." without reason! ;)
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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2005, 09:53:06 PM »
Thanks, keep it up. I'll begin transferring them to the collection next week.