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Offline Eke

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2005, 10:20:00 PM »
As you ask so nicely...

Beautiful Waste

Beautiful waste, stupid feeling
Why do you feel it? When will it stop?
Beautiful waste, wonderful feeling
Ready to die now, ready to drop

River of waste, mountain of feeling
Bigger than love, bigger than us
Beautiful waste, terrible fever of love
Stupid feeling making fools out of us
Fools out of us

Beautiful waste, stupid feeling
Try and ignore it, tell it to stop
River of sadness, one moment of glory
Donít it hurt and sting when your love runs out
Over and out

Beautiful waste, stupid feeling
Why do you feel it? When will it stop?
River of sadness, one moment of glory
Donít it hurt and sting when your love runs out
Over and out

Feeling of love, feeling of love
Over and outÖ

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2005, 10:32:12 PM »
In the interestes of faff-reduction when it comes to transferring things over, here is the consolidated text of '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?

Well, 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 veins
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 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?

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2005, 11:14:26 PM »
Eke - need your magic ears again for half a line here - EDIT - now modified and complete after robweb's intervention:

Love the fever

(Love the fever)
(Love to love the fever)

I catch lovers like diseases
Oftentimes they keep me in my bed
But given time and love you know the fever eases
I get to thinking with a clearer head

chorus:
But I love the fever
When I'm coming down with a dose of you
Love to love the fever
When I'm coming down with a dose of you

As I recall it was a grey drizzly April
afternoon I came down with you
When I drank you from your coffee cup
I should have known then and there that I'd catch your flu

(chorus)

Sometimes I get into town
Look up a bad virus I once had
To see if she can make me ill and dizzy again
Perhaps a little queasy or a little sad

(chorus x2)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2005, 09:26:31 PM by Adam »

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2005, 11:42:35 PM »
It sounds to me like

Every time I love y'all know the fever eases

What do you think? It doesn't seem consistent with the lyrics to the rest of the song but I can't see what else it could be.

On a slight tangent here - I think "oftentimes" is my least favourite word in the English language.

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2005, 12:25:33 AM »
It sounds to me like

Every time I love y'all know the fever eases
...
On a slight tangent here - I think "oftentimes" is my least favourite word in the English language.

Now you've said it, it sounds right.† If only we knew someone who had been there at the time...

Y'all would fit with oftentimes at least tho this is perhaps not Dave's finest hour with the pen.


Here is a first draft of the other b-sides to 'Trick of the light'.† I've fudged them a bit, due to impending deafness, so join in if you know the words -


Bad news always reminds me of you


There's a thin line of light
On the outskirts of love
Lights on the bend
Disappearing from view
There's a hard black road
Through the outskirts of love
It carries me back
And it scares me too
Bad news always reminds me of you

Well I recognise these parts
This once was my home
Where I played as a child
Where I first met you
Just to look at it now dear
Sends a chill to my bones
Oh I wish I knew then what I know now to be true
Bad news always reminds me of you

Bad news always reminds me of you
Bad news always reminds me of you

I heard one or two facts
That may once have been true
I heard colourful stories
Pertaining to you
And the corners of your postcard
Show telltale smudges of red
You said you were still in love
That wasn't what the postmark said

With the sky made of rock
My back to the rain
And the lights on the bend
Disappearing from view
I am winding the clock back
And starting again
The outskirts of love are fading from view
Bad news always reminds me of you

Well the last time I saw the lights
Was the last time I saw you
It had to be me or it had to be you
Bad news always reminds me of you

Darling, it always reminds me of you





Everything you touch turns to time


Saying yes to everything
Turning down nothing
You forget about the joy true love brings
You get to itching for the devils next love thing

The time has come
To look yourself in the face
When everything around you moves fast
And dissolves into air

What do you care?
You've forgotten the face
And look at the time!
Isn't it time?
Jesus, isn't it high time?

You're afraid of life
You're human, all too human

I can understand that
Honey I couldn't live like that

Everytime you plead to God
You twist yourself a little more inside
You're saying yes to everything
And everything you touch turns to time
Everything you touch turns to time

And the years they roll on by
And the years they roll on by
In the end don't add up to much
In the end don't add up to much

Now the time has come
To look yourself in the face
When everything around you moves fast
And dissolves into air
What do you care
You've forgotten the time.

Saying yes to everything
Turning down nothing

You're saying yes to everything
And everything you touch turns to time
You're a king and everything you touch
Turns to time
Everything you touch turns to time

And it's time please gentlemen time
And it's time that you came home
And it's time that you came home

Time on your hands
Time to kill
Time on your hands
Time to kill
Everything you touch just turns to time
Everything you touch just turns to time


I'm off work today you know† :)
« Last Edit: October 18, 2005, 07:00:08 PM by ekewebb »

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2005, 01:00:42 AM »
I'm off work today you know.

Hey Adam, I'm glad to see that someone finally decided to join me on this side of the working universe, be it only for one day. You're right, the advantage is that it gives you plenty of time to do things like these. As our Polish friend Lech Walesa used to say: Solidarność!

(Euh... does this make any sense, kuba? The first Polish word I ever learned - pardon my French - was Kurwa! I heard it from a guy with whom I used to play indoor soccer. We weren't such a great team though, so he used it all the time! ;))
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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2005, 01:14:50 AM »
I had to have a go at this too....

So from the Lawson Square Infirmary EP/mini LP, here's:

Mercy

Where do you think she's going, boy?
That's correct sir, under your skin
Old lovers, she's forgetting their names now
Her name is Mercy, and you're out on a limb

She picks your letter up, spits it out again
Drops it into a paper shredder
She's seventeen, and she's tasted your blood, boy
Already she's feeling, feeling so much better

Rich man wants to be young again
Young man, well he wants... to be rich
You want Mercy 'cos she takes you to church
You want Mercy 'cos she scratches your itch

Rich man wants to be young again
Young man, well he wants... to be rich
You want Mercy 'cos she takes you to church
You want Mercy 'cos she scratches your itch

Where do you think she's going, boy?
Where do you think she's going, boy?
Where do you think she's going, boy?

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2005, 05:11:21 AM »
I'm impressed by the busy beevering away going on here today. I made the mistake of running a print of this topic - 21 pages rattled off the printer :o. That's a lot of typing.

One of the interesting things about Tower's postings of some obscurer songs is that they prove that Dave's lyrics merit attention and work in print without the music. And, a discovery which I found particularly noteworthy, you can sort of hear the rhythm of the unheard song whilst reading them. Thanks Tower.

If you were willing to place your face in the member's gallery, that would be great as far as I'm concerned. But if mystery's your middle name and you'd prefer to keep it that way then that's fine too - we'll just have to re-write Warren's Dad's song lyric to suit ;).
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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2005, 05:49:39 AM »
It sounds to me like

Every time I love y'all know the fever eases

What do you think? It doesn't seem consistent with the lyrics to the rest of the song but I can't see what else it could be.

On a slight tangent here - I think "oftentimes" is my least favourite word in the English language.

I thought it was

Given time and love you know the fever eases.....

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2005, 07:57:02 AM »
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One of the interesting things about Tower's postings of some obscurer songs is that they prove that Dave's lyrics merit attention and work in print without the music.
...which reminds me, Urpal, David had a swag of (mostly) unpublished poetry, which it would be fantastic to see in print one day... but maybe that's too much to hope for?
 I will add my mugshot to the rogue's gallery, just don't have a recent picture at present.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2005, 07:58:43 AM by TowerOfSong »

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2005, 08:16:49 AM »
I wouldn't worry about that, Tower. Unless, you have a magic anti-aging potion.

I hope the poetry, reviews and whatever else show up some time.

I doubt there will be much that's less than deserving.
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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2005, 09:01:16 PM »
re: Love The Fever I thought it was

Given time and love you know the fever eases.....

I think you're right - with Adam's "But" at the front there though. And it's certainly much better than my version even if you're wrong.

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2005, 09:26:54 PM »
Sold.  I've amended the text up there for ease of transfer.

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2005, 04:27:11 AM »
Good - one of my favourite Triffids songs.

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Re: Non-album lyrics
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2005, 12:25:28 PM »
       Stocktake
I  think that if this stuff is to be cut and pasted into the lyrics section we should be as sure as possibility that it is correct ie,engage in a bit more quality control before transfer.
Looking at the posts to date the entries where this has occurred appear to be;
Baby can I walk you home-3 members
Love the Fever-2
Field of Glass-2
FOG should be easy to confirm.The lyrics are on the cover
The rest have passed without comment.To save Graham grief it would be useful if a different member could check the post and confirm accuracy or raise queries on this thread.
We are also way short of a full set,Off the top of my head at least the following need to be produced-
The rest of the early singles
The rest of the FOG ep.This should be straight forward as the lyrics are also on the cover
Shell of a man
Go home Eddy.Again both of these lyrics are on the cover of the GLG 12inch
The tapes might be a 2 fingered typist too far.
Then of course there are;
The other DMCsongs off LSI
Love of Will singles tracks
The other DMC singles
DMC songs recorded by BES
Odds and ends-Jimmy etc

I`m sure there is more
So having started this there is way more work to do boys and girls.I`ve exhausted myself just typing this
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