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Have you got colour in your cheeks? Do you ever get that fear that you cant shift the type That sticks around like summat in your teeth? Are there some aces up your sleeve? Have you no idea that youre in deep? Ive dreamt about you nearly every night this week How many secrets can you keep? Cause theres this tune I found That makes me think of you somehow an I play it on repeat Until I fall asleep, spillin drinks on my settee If this feelin flows both ways? Was sorta hopin that youd stay That the nights were mainly made For sayin things that you cant say tomorrow day Crawlin back to you Ever thought of callin when Youve had a few? Cause I always do Maybe Im too Busy bein yours To fall for somebody new Now, Ive thought it through Crawlin back to you So have you got the guts? Been wonderin if your hearts still open And if so, I wanna know what time it shuts Simmer down an pucker up, Im sorry to interrupt Its just Im constantly on the cusp of tryin to kiss you I dont know if you feel the same as I do But we could be together if you wanted to If this feelin flows both ways? Was sorta hopin that youd stay That the nights were mainly made For sayin things that you cant say tomorrow day Crawlin back to you Ever thought of callin when Youve had a few? Cause I always do Maybe Im too Busy bein yours To fall for somebody new Now, Ive thought it through Crawlin back to you If this feelin flows both ways? Was sorta hopin that you’d stay That the nights were mainly made For sayin things that you cant say tomorrow day Too busy bein yours to fall Ever thought of callin, darlin? Do you want me crawlin back to you?
Im going back to 505 If its a seven-hour flight or a forty-five-minute drive In my imagination, youre waiting lying on your side With your hands between your thighs Stop and wait a sec When you look at me like that, my darling, what did you expect? Id probably still adore you with your hands around my neck Or I did last time I checked Not shy of a spark The knife twists at the thought that I should fall short of the mark Frightened by the bite, though its no harsher than the bark The middle of adventure, such a perfect place to start Im going back to 505 If its a seven-hour flight or a forty-five-minute drive In my imagination, youre waiting lying on your side With your hands between your thighs But I crumble completely when you cry It seems like once again youve had to greet me with Goodbye Im always just about to go and spoil the surprise Take my hands off of your eyes, too soon Im going back to 505 If its a seven-hour flight or a forty-five minute drive In my imagination, youre waiting lying on your side With your hands between your thighs and a smile
You used to get it in your fishnets Now you only get it in your night dress Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness Landed in a very common crisis Everythings in order in a black hole Nothing seems as pretty as the past though That Bloody Marys lacking in Tabasco Remember when you used to be a rascal? Oh, the boys a slag, the best you ever had The best you ever had is just a memory and those dreams Werent as daft as they seem, arent as daft as they seem My love, when you dream them up Flicking through a little book of sex tips Remember when the boys were all electric? Now when shes told shes gonna get it Im guessing that shed rather just forget it Clinging till Im getting sentimental Said she wasnt going but she went still Likes her gentlemen not to be gentle Was it a Mecca dauber or a betting pencil? Oh, the boys a slag, the best you ever had The best you ever had is just a memory and those dreams Werent as daft as they seem, not as daft as they seem My love, when you dream them up Oh, Flo, where did you go? Where did you go? Where did you go? Youre falling about You took a left off Last Laugh Lane Just sounding it out But youre not coming back again Youre falling about You took a left off Last Laugh Lane You were just sounding it out But youre not coming back again You used to get it in your fishnets Now you only get it in your night dress Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness Landed in a very common crisis Everythings in order in a black hole Is anything as pretty in the past though? That Bloody Marys lacking in Tabasco Remember when you used to be a rascal?
Arabellas got some interstellar-gator skin boots An a Helter Skelter round her little finger An I ride it endlessly Shes got a Barbarella silver swimsuit An when she needs to shelter from reality She takes a dip in my daydreams My days end best when the sunset gets itself behind That little lady sittin on the passenger side Its much less picturesque without her catchin the light The horizon tries but its just not as kind on the eyes As Arabella, oh As Arabella Just might’ve tapped into your mind and soul You cant be sure Arabellas got a 70s head But shes a modern lover Its an exploration, shes made of outer space An her lips are like the galaxys edge An her kiss the colour of a constellation Fallin into place My days end best when the sunset gets itself behind That little lady sittin on the passenger side Its much less picturesque without her catchin the light The horizon tries but its just not as kind on the eyes As Arabella, oh As Arabella Just might’ve tapped into your mind and soul You cant be sure In a cheetah print coat Underneath it, I hope I can have one of those Cigarettes that she smokes Round a Mexican Coke That you were the bottle Of your soul, an it sounds like Just might’ve tapped into your mind and soul You cant be sure
I wanna be your vacuum cleaner Breathin in your dust I wanna be your Ford Cortina I will never rust If you like your coffee hot Let me be your coffee pot You call the shots, babe I just wanna be yours Secrets I have held in my heart Are harder to hide than I thought Maybe I just wanna be yours I wanna be yours I wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Let me be your leccy meter An Ill never run out Let me be the portable heater That you’ll get cold without I wanna be your setting lotion Hold your hair in deep devotion At least as deep as the Pacific Ocean I wanna be yours Secrets I have held in my heart Are harder to hide than I thought Maybe I just wanna be yours I wanna be yours I wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours Wanna be yours I wanna be your vacuum cleaner Breathin in your dust I wanna be your Ford Cortina I will never rust I just wanna be yours I just wanna be yours I just wanna be yours I just wanna be yours
Im a puppet on a string Tracy Island, time-traveling Diamond cutter-shaped heartaches Come to find you four in some velvet morning Years too late, shes a silver lining Lone ranger riding through an open space In my mind when shes not right there beside me I go crazy cause here isnt where I wanna be And satisfaction feels like a distant memory And I cant help myself, all I Wanna hear her say is Are you mine? Well, are you mine? Are you mine? Are you mine? Woah, ah I guess what Im trying to say is I need the deep end Keep imagining meeting, wished away entire lifetimes Unfair were not somewhere misbehaving for days Great escape, lost track of time and space Shes a silver lining climbing on my desire And I go crazy cause here isnt where I wanna be And satisfaction feels like a distant memory And I cant help myself, all I Wanna hear her say is Are you mine? Well, are you mine? Are you mine? Are you mine? And the thrill of the chase moves in mysterious ways So in case, Im mistaken, I Just wanna hear you say, You got me, baby Are you mine? Shes a silver lining Lone ranger riding through an open space In my mind when shes not right there beside me I go crazy cause here isnt where I wanna be And satisfaction feels like a distant memory And I cant help myself, all I Wanna hear her say is Are you mine? Well, are you mine? Are you mine? Are you mine?
The mirrors image tells me its home time But Im not finished, cause youre not by my side And as I arrived I thought I saw you leavin Carryin your shoes Decided that once again I was just dreamin Of bumpin into you Now, its three in the mornin And Im tryna change your mind Left you multiple missed calls And to my message, you reply Whyd you only call me when youre high? High, whyd you only call me when youre high? Somewhere darker, talkin the same shite I need a partner, well are you out tonight? Its harder and harder to get you to listen More I get through the gears Incapable of makin alright decisions And having bad ideas Now, its three in the mornin And Im tryna change your mind Left you multiple missed calls And to my message, you reply Whyd you only call me when youre high? High, whyd you only call me when youre high? And I cant see you here, wonder where I might It sort of feels like Im runnin out of time I havent found all I was hopin to find You said you got to be up in the mornin Gonna have an early night And youre startin to bore me, baby Whyd you only call me when youre high? Whyd you only ever phone me when youre high? Whyd you only ever phone me when youre high? Whyd you only ever phone me when youre high? Whyd you only ever phone me when youre ?
You got the lights on in the afternoon An the nights are drawn out long And you’re kissin to cut through the gloom With a cough drop coloured tongue And you were sittin in the corner with the coats, all piled high And I thought you might be mine In a small world on an exceptionally rainy Tuesday night In the right place and time When the zeros line up on the 24-hour clock When you know who’s callin even though the number is blocked When you walked around your house wearin my sky blue Lacoste And your knee socks Well, you cured my January blues Yeah, you made it all alright I got a feelin I might have lit the very fuse That you were tryin not to light You were a stranger in my phonebook I was actin like I knew ‘Cause I had nothin to lose When the winter’s in full swing And your dreams just aren’t comin true Ain’t it funny what you’ll do? When the zeros line up on the 24-hour clock When you know who’s callin even though the number is blocked When you walked around your house wearin my sky blue Lacoste And your knee socks The late afternoon, the ghost in your room That you always thought didn’t approve of you knockin boots Never stopped you lettin me get hold of the sweet spot By the scruff of your knee socks You and me could have been a team Each had a half of a king and queen seat Like the beginning of Mean Streets You could be my baby You and me could have been a team Each had a half of a king and queen seat Like the beginning of Mean Streets You could be my baby All the zeros lined up But the number’s blocked When you’ve come undone You and me could have been a team Each had a half of a king and queen seat Like the beginning of Mean Streets You could be my baby You and me could have been a team Each had a half of a king and queen seat Like the beginning of Mean Streets You could be my baby When the zeros line up on the 24-hour clock When you know who’s callin even though the number is blocked When you walked around your house wearin my sky blue Lacoste And your knee socks When the zeros line up on the 24-hour clock When you know who’s callin even though the number is blocked When you walked around your house wearin my sky blue Lacoste And your knee socks Knee socks Knee socks
So youre on the prowl wondering whether She left already or not Leather jacket, collar popped like antenna Never knowing when to stop Sunglasses indoors, par for the course Lights in the floors and sweat on the walls Cages and poles Call off the search for your soul Or put it on hold again Shes having a sly indoor smoke And she calls the folks who run this, her oldest friends Sipping a drink and laughing at imaginary jokes As all the signals are sent, her eyes invite you to approach And it seems as though those lumps in your throat That you just swallowed have got you going Come on, come on, come on Come on, come on, come on Number one party anthem Shes a certified mind blower Knowing full well that I dont May suggest theres somewhere from which I might know her Just to get the ball to roll Drunken monologues, confused because Its not like Im falling in love, I just want ya To do me no good And you look like you could Come on, come on, come on Come on, come on, come on Number one party anthem Come on, come on, come on Before the moments gone Number one party anthem, yeah, yeah The look of love, the rush of blood The Shes with mes, the Gallic shrug The shutterbugs, the Camera Plus The black & white and the color dodge The good time girls, the cubicles The house of fun, the number one Party anthem, oh Come on, come on, come on Come on, come on, come on Come on, come on, come on Come on, come on, come on Before the moments gone Number one party anthem Number one party anthem Number one party anthem Yeah, yeah
Advertise in imaginative ways, start your free trial today Come on in, the waters lovely Look, you could meet someone you like During the meteor strike, it is that easy Lunar surface on a Saturday night, dressed up in silver and white With coloured Old Grey Whistle Test lights Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, it’s such an easy flight Cute new places keep on popping up Since the exodus, its all getting gentrified I put a taqueria on the roof, it was well reviewed Four stars out of five And thats unheard of Mr. Bridge and Tunnel on the Starlight Express The head of special effects in my mind’s eye Hokey Cokey with the opposite sex The things you try to forget, doesnt time fly? Im in no position to give advice, I dont want to be nice And you know that Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, its such an easy flight Cute new places keep on popping up Around Clavius, its all getting gentrified The Information-Action Ratio is the place to go And you will not recognise the old headquarters All the nights that never happened and the days that dont exist At the Information-Action Ratio The only time that we stop laughing is to breathe or steal a kiss I can get you on the list for all the clubs I can lift you up another semitone Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, its such an easy flight Cute new places keep on popping up Since the exodus, it’s all getting gentrified The Information-Action Ratio Is the place to go, four stars out of five Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, now, it’s such an easy flight Cute new places keep on popping up Around Clavius, its all getting gentrified I put a taqueria on the moon It got rave reviews, four stars out of five Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, four stars out of five Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, four stars out of five Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, four stars out of five Take it easy for a little while Come and stay with us, four stars out of five Four stars out of five
I just wanted to be one of The Strokes Now look at the mess you made me make Hitchhiking with a monogrammed suitcase Miles away from any half-useful imaginary highway Im a big name in deep space, ask your mates But golden boys in bad shape I found out the hard way that Here aint no place for dolls like you and me Everybodys on a barge Floating down the endless stream of great TV 1984, 2019 Maybe I was a little too wild in the 70s Rocket-ship grease down the cracks of my knuckles Karate bandana, warp speed chic Hair down to there, impressive moustache Love came in a bottle with a twist-off cap Lets all have a swig and do a hot lap So who you gonna call? The Martini Police Baby, that isnt how they look tonight, oh no It took the light forever to get to your eyes I just wanted to be one of those ghosts You thought that you could forget And then I haunt you via the rear view mirror On a long drive from the back seat But its alright, cause you love me And you recognise that it aint how it should be Your eyes are heavy and the weathers getting ugly So pull over, I know the place Dont you know an apparition is a cheap date? What exactly is it youve been drinking these days? Jukebox in the corner, Long Hot Summer Theyve got a film up on the wall and its dark enough to dance What do you mean youve never seen Blade Runner? Oh, maybe I was a little too wild in the 70s Back down to earth with a lounge singer shimmer Elevator down to my make-believe residency From the honeymoon suite Two shows a day, four nights a week Easy money So who you gonna call? The Martini Police So who you gonna call? The Martini Police Oh, baby, that isnt how they look tonight It took the light absolutely forever to get to your eyes And as we gaze skyward, aint it dark early? Its the star treatment Yeah, and as we gaze skyward, aint it dark early? Its the star treatment Its the star treatment The star treatment
Whats been happenin in your world? What have you been up to? I heard that you fell in love or near enough I gotta tell you the truth, yeah I wanna grab both your shoulders and shake, baby Snap out of it I get the feelin I left it too late, but, baby Snap out of it If that watch dont continue to swing Or the fat lady fancies havin a sing Ill be here, waitin ever so patiently for you to Snap out of it Forever isnt for everyone Is forever for you? It sounds like settlin down or givin up But it dont sound much like you, girl I wanna grab both your shoulders and shake, baby Snap out of it I get the feelin I left it too late, but, baby Snap out of it If that watch dont continue to swing Or the fat lady fancies havin a sing Ill be here, waitin ever so patiently for you to Snap out of it Under a spell, youre hypnotised Darling, how could you be so blind? Under a spell, youre hypnotised Darling, how could you be so blind? I wanna grab both your shoulders and shake, baby Snap out of it I get the feelin I left it too late, but, baby Snap out of it If that watch dont continue to swing Or the fat lady fancies havin a sing Ill be here, waitin ever so patiently for you to Snap out of it
Jesus in the day spa, filling out the information form Mama got her hair done, just popping out to sing a protest song Ive been on a bender back to that prophetic esplanade Where I ponder all the questions but just manage to miss the mark Hoo Good afternoon Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino Mark speaking Please, tell me, how may I direct your call? This magical thinking feels as if it really might catch on Mama wants some answers Do you remember where it all went wrong? Technological advances really bloody get me in the mood Pull me in close on a crisp eve, baby Kiss me underneath the moons side boob Good afternoon Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino Mark speaking Please, tell me, how may I direct your call? And do you celebrate your dark side Then wish youd never left the house? Have you ever spent a generation trying to figure that one out? Hoo Good afternoon Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino Mark speaking Please, tell me, how may I direct your call?
Your love is like a studded leather headlock Your kiss, it could put creases in the rain Youre rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock And those other girls are just post-mix lemonade Suck it and see, you never know Sit next to me before I go Jigsaw women with horror movie shoes Be cruel to me cause I am a fool for you I poured my aching heart into a pop song I couldnt get the hang of poetry Thats not a skirt, girl, thats a sawn-off shotgun And I can only hope youve got it aimed at me Suck it and see, you never know Sit next to me before I go Jigsaw women with horror movie shoes Be cruel to me cause I am a fool for Blue moon girls from once upon a Shangri-La How I often wonder where you are You have got that face that just says Baby, I was made to break your heart, oh-oh-oh Suck it and see, you never know Sit next to me before I go, go, go, go Jigsaw women with horror movie shoes Be cruel to me cause I am a fool for you
I thought I saw you in the Battleship But it was only a look-a-like She was nothing but a vision trick Under the warning light She was close, close enough to be your ghost But my chances turned to toast When I asked her if I could call her your name I thought I saw you in the Rusty Hook Huddled up in a wicker chair I wandered over for a closer look And kissed whoever was sitting there She was close, and she held me very tightly Til I asked awfully politely Please, can I call you her name? And I elongated my lift home Yeah, I let him go the long way round I smelt your scent on the seatbelt And kept my shortcuts to myself I thought I saw you in the Parrots Beak Messing with the smoke alarm It was too loud for me to hear her speak And she had a broken arm It was close, so close that the walls were wet And she wrote it out in Letraset No, you cant call me her name Tell me, wheres your hiding place? Im worried Ill forget your face And Ive asked everyone Im beginning to think I imagined you all along I elongated my lift home Yeah, I let him go the long way round I smelt your scent on the seatbelt And kept my shortcuts to myself I saw your sister in the Cornerstone On the phone to the middle man When I saw that she was on her own I thought she might understand She was close, well, you couldnt get much closer She said, Im really not supposed to, but yes You can call me anything you want
One for the road, oooh oooh One for the road, oooh oooh From the bottom of your heart The relegation zone I saw this comin from the start The shake, rattle and roll The cracks in blackout blinds Cast patterns on the ceiling But youre feeling fine I thought it was dark outside I thought it was dark outside One for the road So we all get back to yours And you sit and talk to me on the floor Theres no need to show me round, baby I feel like Ive been here before Ive been wonderin whether later When you tell everybody to go Will you pour me one for the road? I knew this would be on the cards I knew you wouldnt fold I saw this comin from the start The shake, rattle and roll One for the road So we all get back to yours And you sit and talk to me on the floor Theres no need to show me round, baby I feel like Ive been here before Ive been wonderin whether later When you tell everybody to go Will you pour me one for the road? The mixture hits you hard Dont get that sinking feeling Dont fall apart Some out of tune guitar Soundtrack to disaster Oooh oooh, one for the road Oooh oooh, one for the road Oooh oooh, one for the road Oooh oooh, one for the road Oooh oooh Oooh oooh Oooh oooh Oooh oooh One for the road So we all get back to yours And you sit and talk to me on the floor Theres no need to show me round, baby I feel like Ive been here before Ive been wonderin whether later When you tell everybody to go Will you pour me one for the road?
Outside the cafe by the cracker factory You were practicing a magic trick And my thoughts got rude as you talked and chewed On the last of your pick and mix Said, Youre mistaken if youre thinking That I havent been called cold before As you bit into your strawberry lace And then offered me your attention in the form of a gobstopper Its all you had left and it was going to waste Your pastimes consisted of the strange And twisted and deranged And I love that little game you had called Crying Lightning And how youd like to aggravate the ice-cream man On rainy afternoons The next time that I caught my own reflection It was on its way to meet you Thinking of excuses to postpone You never looked like yourself from the side But your profile could not hide The fact you knew I was approaching your throne With folded arms you occupied the bench like toothache Stood and puffed your chest out like youd never lost a war And though I tried so not to suffer the indignity of reaction There was no cracks to grasp or gaps to claw And your pastimes consisted of the strange And twisted and deranged And I hate that little game you had called Crying Lightning And how youd like to aggravate the icky man on rainy afternoons Uninviting, but not half as impossible as everyone assumes you are Crying Lightning Your pastimes consisted of the strange And twisted and deranged And I hate that little game you had called Crying Lightning, Crying Lightning Crying Lightning, Crying Lightning Your pastimes consisted of the strange And twisted and deranged And I hate that little game you had called Crying
Well, now then, mardy bum Ive seen your frown and its like looking down The barrel of a gun, and it goes off And out come all these words Oh, theres a very pleasant side to you A side I much prefer Its one that laughs and jokes around Remember cuddles in the kitchen, yeah To get things off the ground And it was up, up, and away Ah, but its reight hard to remember that On a day like today When youre all argumentative And youve got the face on Well, now then mardy bum Oh, Im in trouble again, arent I? I thought as much Cause you turned over there Pulling that silent disappointment face The one that I cant bear Well, cant we just laugh and joke around? Remember cuddles in the kitchen, yeah To get things off the ground And it was up, up, and away Ah, but its reight hard to remember that On a day like today When youre all argumentative And youve got the face on And yeah, Im sorry I was late But I missed the train and then the traffic was a state And I cant be arsed to carry on in this debate that reoccurs Oh, when you say I dont care But, of course I do, yeah, I clearly do So laugh and joke around Remember cuddles in the kitchen, yeah To get things off the ground And it was up, up, and away Oh, but its reight hard to remember that On a day like today When youre all argumentative And youve got the face on
I said, whos that girl there? I wonder what went wrong so that she had to roam the streets She dont do major credit cards, I doubt she does receipts Its all not quite legitimate And what a scummy man Just give him half a chance, I bet hell rob you if he can Can see it in his eyes, yeah, that hes got a driving ban Amongst some other offences And Ive seen him with girls of the night And he told Roxanne to put on her red light Theyre all infected but hell be alright Cause hes a scumbag, dont you know? I said, hes a scumbag, dont you know? Although youre trying not to listen Avert your eyes and staring at the ground She makes a subtle proposition Im sorry, love, Ill have to turn you down And oh, he must be up to summat What are the chances? Sure its more than likely Ive got a feeling in my stomach And start to wonder what his story might be What his story might be, yeah Cause they said it changes when the sun goes down Yeah, they said it changes when the sun goes down And they said it changes when the sun goes down Around here, around here Look, here comes a Ford Mondeo Isnt he Mr. Inconspicuous? And he dont even have to say owt Shes in the stance ready to get picked up Bet shes delighted when she sees him Pulling in and giving her the eye Because she must be fucking freezing Scantily-clad beneath the clear night sky It dont stop in the winter, no And they said it changes when the sun goes down Yeah, they said it changes when the sun goes down And they said it changes when the sun goes down Around here Well, they said it changes when the sun goes down Over the river, going out of town And they said it changes when the sun goes down Around here, around here, oh And what a scummy man Just give him half a chance, I bet hell rob you if he can Can see it in his eyes, yeah, that hes got a nasty plan I hope youre not involved at all
Dancing in my underpants Im gonna run for government Im gonna form a covers band anorl Back there by the baby grand Did Mr. Winter Wonderland Say, Come ere, kid, we really need to talk? Bear with me, man, I lost my train of thought I fantasise, I call it quits I swim with the economists And I get to the bottom of it for good By the time reality hits The chimes of freedom fell to bits The shining city on the fritz They come out of the cracks, thirsty for blood Oh, just as the apocalypse finally gets prioritised And you cry some of the hottest tears you ever cried Multiplied by five I suppose a singer must die Singsong Round the Money Tree This stunning documentary That no one else unfortunately saw Such beautiful photography Its worth it for the opening scene Ive been driving round listening to the score Or maybe I just imagined it all Ive played to quiet rooms like this before Bear with me, man, I lost my train of thought
Stop making the eyes at me Ill stop making the eyes at you What it is that surprises me Is that I dont really want you to And your shoulders are frozen Oh, but youre an explosion Your name isnt Rio, but I dont care for sand And lighting the fuse might result in a bang, b-b-bang-oh I bet that you look good on the dancefloor I dont know if youre looking for romance or I dont know what youre looking for I said, I bet that you look good on the dancefloor Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984 Well, from 1984 I wish youd stop ignoring me Because its sending me to despair Without a sound, yeah, youre calling me And I dont think its very fair That your shoulders are frozen Oh, but youre an explosion Your name isnt Rio, but I dont care for sand And lighting the fuse might result in a bang, b-b-bang-oh I bet that you look good on the dancefloor I dont know if youre looking for romance or I dont know what youre looking for I said, I bet that you look good on the dancefloor Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984 Well, from 1984 And no, there int no love No Montagues or Capulets Just banging tunes and DJ sets and Dirty dancefloors and dreams of naughtiness Well, I bet that you look good on the dancefloor I dont know if youre looking for romance or I dont know what youre looking for I said, I bet that you look good on the dancefloor Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984 Said, from
I cant explain but I wanna try Theres this image of you and I And it goes dancing by In the morning and in the night time Theres all these secrets that I cant keep Like in my heart theres that hotel suite And you lived there so long Its kind of strange now youre gone Im not sure if I should show you what Ive found Has it gone for good, or is it coming back around? Isnt it hard to make up your mind When youre losing and your fuse is fireside? Theres all those places we used to go And I suspect you already know But that place on memory lane you like still looks the same But something about its changed Im not sure if I should show you what Ive found Has it gone for good, or is it coming back around? Isnt it hard to make up your mind When youre losing and your fuse is fireside? And I thought I was yours forever Or maybe I was mistaken But I just cannot manage to make it through the day Without thinking of you lately Im not sure if I should show you what Ive found Has it gone for good, or is it coming back around? Isnt it hard to make up your mind When youre losing and your fuse is fireside?
Theyve sped up to the point where they provoke The punchline before they have told the joke Plenty of desperation to be seen Staring at the television screen Theyve sped up to the point where they provoke You to tell the fucking punchline before you have told the joke Well sorry, sunshine, it doesnt exist It wasnt in the Top 100 list And its the thousandth time that its even bolder Dont be surprised when you get bent over They told you, but you were dying for it She saw it and she grabbed it and it wasnt what it seemed The kids all dream of making it, whatever that means Another variation on a theme A tangle on the television and the magazine Dyou reckon that they do it for a joke? Dyou reckon that they make em take an oath That says that We are defenders of any poser Or professional pretender around And when did your list replace the twist and turn Like a fist replaced a kiss? Dont concern us with your bollocks, I dont want your prayer Save it for the morning after And its the thousandth time that its even bolder Dont be surprised when you get bent over They told you, but you were gagging for it Lets have a game on the teddy picker Not quick enough, can I have it quicker? Already thick and youre getting thicker Lets have a game on the teddy picker Not quick enough, can I have it quicker? Already thick and youre getting thicker Presuming that all things are equal Whod want to be men of the people When theres people like you?
Still got pictures of friends on the wall I suppose we arent really friends anymore Maybe I shouldnt ever have called that thing friendly at all Get freaked out from a knock at the door When I havent been expecting one And didnt that used to be part of the fun, once upon a time? Well be there at the back of the bar In a booth like we usually were Every time there was a rocket launch or some big event What a death I died writing that song Start to finish, with you looking on It stays between us, Steinway, and his sons Cause its the ultracheese Perhaps its time that you went for a walk Dressed like a fictional character From a place they called America in the golden age Trust the politics to come along When you were just tryna orbit the sun When you were just about to be kind to someone Because you had the chance Ive still got pictures of friends on the wall I might look as if Im deep in thought But the truth is Im probably not If I ever was Oh, the dawn wont stop weighing a tonne Ive done some things that I shouldnt have done But I havent stopped loving you once
Well, the mourning was complete When there was tears on the steering wheel dripping on the seat Several hours or several weeks Id have the cheek to say theyre equally as bleak Its the beginning of the end The car went up the hill and disappeared around the bend Ask anyone, theyll tell you that its these times that it tends To start to break in half, to start to fall apart, hold on to your heart And do me a favour and break my nose Or do me a favour and tell me to go away Or do me a favour and stop asking questions As she walked away, well, her shoes were untied And the eyes were all red, you could see that wed cried And I watched and I waited till she was inside Forcing a smile and waving goodbye Curiosity becomes a heavy load Too heavy to hold, too heavy to hold Curiosity becomes a heavy load Too heavy to hold, will force you to be cold Do me a favour and ask if you need some help She said, Do me a favour and stop flattering yourself And to tear apart the ties that bind Perhaps fuck off might be too kind Perhaps fuck off might be too kind
Brian, top marks for not trying So kind of you to bless us with your effortlessness Were grateful and so strangely comforted And I wonder, are you putting us under? Cause we cant take our eyes off the t-shirt and ties combination Well, see you later, innovator Some want to kiss, some want to kick you Theres not a net you couldnt slip through Or at least thats the impression I get Cause youre smooth and youre wet And shes not aware yet, but shes yours Shell be saying, Use me, show me the jacuzzi I imagine that its there on a plate, your whole rendezvous rate Means that youll never be frightened to make em wait for a while I doubt its your style not to get what you set out to acquire The eyes are on fire, you are the unforecasted storm Calm, collected and commanding You leave the other story standing With your renditions and jokes, bet theres hundreds of blokes That have wept cause youve stolen their thunder Are you putting us under? Cause we cant take our eyes off the t-shirt and ties combination Well, see you later, innovator
In a foreign place, the saving grace was the feeling That it was a heart that he was stealing Oh, he was ready to impress and the fierce excitement The eyes are bright, he couldnt wait to get away And I bet that Juliet was just the icing on the cake Make no mistake, no And even if somehow we could have Shown you the place you wanted Well, Im sure you could have Made it that bit better on your own And I bet she told a million people that shed stay in touch But all the little promises, they dont mean much When theres memories to be made And I hope youre holding hands by New Years Eve They made it far too easy to believe That true romance cant be achieved these days And even if somehow they could have Shown you the place you wanted Well, Im sure you could have Made it that bit better on your own You are the only ones who know
Open Sesame Weve people to see Theres all sorts of shapes that I bet you can make When you want to escape, say the word Well, I know that getting you alone isnt easy to do With the exception of you, I dislike everyone in the room And I dont wanna lie, but I dont wanna tell you the truth Get the sense that youre on the move And youll probably be leaving soon, so Im telling you Stop the world cause I wanna Get off with you Stop the world cause I wanna Get off with you Eyes the colour of Icing sugar dust Its a funny thing that I cannot explain Dont you know the train keeps a-rolling? Stop the world cause I wanna Get off with you Stop the world cause I wanna Get off with you Well, I know that getting you alone isnt easy to do And I dont wanna lie, and I dont wanna tell you the truth And I know we got places to go, we got people to see Think we both oughta put em on hold and I know you agree Stop the world cause I wanna Get off with you Stop the world cause I wanna Get off with you
Do you still feel younger than you thought you would by now Or darling, have you started feeling old yet? Dont worry, Im sure that youre still breaking hearts With the efficiency that only youth can harness And do you still think love is a laserquest Or do you take it all more seriously? Ive tried to ask you this in some daydreams that Ive had But youre always busy being make-believe And do you look into the mirror to remind yourself youre there Or have somebodys goodnight kisses got that covered? When Im not being honest I pretend that you were just some lover Now I cant think of there without thinking of you I doubt that comes as a surprise And I cant think of anything to dream about I cant find anywhere to hide And when Im hanging on by the rings around my eyes And I convince myself I need another And for a minute, it gets easier To pretend that you were just some lover When Im pipe and slippers and rocking chair Singing dreadful songs about summer Will I have found a better method of Pretending you were just some lover? Will I have found a better method of Pretending you were just some lover?
Shall I keep rolling? Well, oh, they might wear classic Reeboks Or knackered Converse, or tracky bottoms tucked in socks But all of thats what the point is not The points that there int no romance around there And theres the truth that they cant see Theyd probably like to throw a punch at me And if you could only see em then you would agree Agree that there int no romance around there You know? Oh, its a funny thing, you know Well tell em if you like, well tell em all tonight Theyll never listen, because their minds are made up And course its all okay to carry on that way Cause over there theres broken bones Theres only music so that theres new ringtones And it dunt take no Sherlock Holmes To see its a little different around here Dont get me wrong though, theres boys in bands And kids who like to scrap with pool cues in their hands And just cause hes had a couple of cans He thinks its all right to act like a dickhead Dont you know? Oh, its a funny thing, you know Well tell em if you like, well tell em all tonight Theyll never listen, because their minds are made up And course its all okay to carry on that way But I said no, oh no Well, you wont get me to go Not anywhere, not anywhere No, I wont go Oh, no, no But over there, theres friends of mine What can I say? Ive known em for a long long time And they might overstep the line But you just cannot get angry in the same way No, not in the same way Said, not in the same way Oh no, oh no, no
I want an interesting synonym To describe this thing That you say were all grandfathered in Ill use the search engine Too much to discuss over a bucket of balls I can recall the glow of your low beams Its the big night in Tinsel City Life became a spectator sport I launch my fragrance called Integrity I sell the fact that I cant be bought Have I told you all about the time that I got sucked into a hole Through a handheld device? I will flashback now and again, but Im usually alright Thankfully, the process has been simplified Since the last time you tried Ive recognised the glow of your low beams numerous times Ill be by the Batphone if you need to get ahold Making a selection, opening credits roll Panoramic windows looking out across your soul You go in through the door Vengeance Trilogy wallpaper walls They have re-decorated it all Theyve changed all the lights and the bars down the side Ive recognised the glow of your low beams numerous times Through fairly opaque blinds in the sitting room Vehicles will pass by, but I know when its you Ill be in a nose dive in my flying shoes Right behind your closed eyes like a memory from your youth Ill be by the Batphone if you need to get a hold Making a selection, opening credits roll Killer Pink Flamingos, computer controlled Panoramic windows looking out across your soul
Blind faith, heartache Mind games, mistakes My sweet fireball My sweet rigmarole I want it all I want it all Old dogs, new tricks Can you feel it? Space age country girl Stone cold miracle I want it all I want it all And then suddenly it hit me, it’s a year ago Since I drank miniature whiskey and we shared your Coke Said, ain’t it just like you to kiss me and then hit the road? Leave me listening to the Stones, 2000 Light Years From Home Shoo-wop, shoo-wop shoo-wop, shoo-wop Shoo-wop, shoo-wop shoo-wop, shoo-wop Shoo-wop, shoo-wop shoo-wop, shoo-wop Shoo-wop, shoo-wop shoo-wop, shoo-wop Shoo-wop, shoo-wop I want it all I want it all I want it all I want it all I want it all
So when you gaze at planet Earth from outer space Does it wipe that stupid look off of your face? I saw this aura over the battleground states I lost the money, lost the keys But Im still handcuffed to the briefcase And I never thought, not in a million year That Id meet so many Lolas Can I please have my money back? My virtual reality mask is stuck on Parliament Brawl Emergency battery pack, just in time for my weekly chat With God on videocall Breaking news, they take the truth and make it fluid The trainers explanation was accepted by the steward A montage of the latest ancient ruins Soundtracked by a chorus of You dont know what youre doing And I never thought, not in a million years That Id meet so many Lolas And all of my most muscular regrets Explode behind my eyes like American sports Hoo And I never thought, not in a million year That Id meet so many Lolas
Old yellow bricks, loves a risk Quite the little escapologist Looked so miffed when you wished For a thousand places better than this You are the fugitive but you dont know what youre running from You cant kid us and you couldnt trick anyone Houdini, love, you dont know what youre running away from Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up? Blinded by nostalgia Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up? She was enraged by the way That the emperor were trapped in the cage And the days she deemed dull Leading to nights reading beer bottles Youre such a fugitive but you dont know what youre running from You cant kid us and you couldnt trick anyone Houdini, love, you dont know what youre running away from Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up? Blinded by nostalgia Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up? Youre at a loss just because It wasnt all that you thought it was You are the fugitive but you dont know what youre running away from She said, I want to sleep in the city that never wakes up And revel in nostalgia I know I said, Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up? But Dorothy was right though
I etched the face of a stopwatch on the back of a raindrop And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass I heard an unhappy ending, it sort of sounds like you leaving I heard the piledriver waltz, it woke me up this morning You look like youve been for breakfast at the heartbreak hotel And sat in the back booth by the pamphlets And the literature on how to lose Your waitress was miserable and so was your food If youre gonna try and walk on water Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes Mysteries flashing amber go green when you answer But the red on the rest of the questionnaire never changes I heard the news that youre planning To shoot me out of a cannon I heard the piledriver waltz, it woke me up this morning You look like youve been for breakfast at the heartbreak hotel And sat in the back booth by the pamphlets And the literature on how to lose Your waitress was miserable and so was your food If youre gonna try and walk on water Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes Oh-oh, oh-oh Piledriver
One, two, three, four Smile like youve got a straw in something tropical Ive got the party plugged right into my skull Wayne Manor, what a memorable NYE Good morning Cheeseburger Snowboarding Finally, I can share with you through cloudy skies Every whimsical thought that enters my mind Theres no limit to the length of the dickheads we can be Bukowski Dogsitting Screwballing Finally, theres a place where you can wag your tongue Baby, but why cant we all just get along? Dance as if somebodys watching, cause they are No ones on the streets We moved it all online as of March Im so full of shite I need to spend less time stood around in bars Waffling on to strangers all about martial arts And how much I respect them Key changes Re-thinking New order
Well, last night these two bouncers And one of ems alright, the other ones a scaryun His way or no way; totalitarian Hes got no time for you looking or breathing How he don’t want you to, so step out the queue He makes examples of you, and theres nowt you can say Behind they go through to the bit where you pay And you realise then that its finally the time To walk back past ten-thousand eyes in the line And you can swap jumpers and make another move Instilled in your brain youve got something to prove To all the smirking faces and the boys in black Why cant they be pleasant? Why cant they have a laugh? Hes got his hand in your chest, he wants to give you a duff Well, secretly I think they want you all to kick off They want arms flying everywhere and bottles as well Its just something to talk about, a story to tell, yeah Well, Im so glad they turned us all away, well put it down to fate I said a thousand million things that I could never say this morning Got too deep, but how deep is too deep? Well, this towns a different town today Said, this towns a different town to what it was last night You couldnt have done that on a Sunday And that girls a different girl today Said, that girls a different girl to her you kissed last night You couldnt have done that on a Sunday Of course not Well, Im so glad they turned us all away, well put it down to fate I thought a thousand million things that I could never think this morning Got too deep, but how deep is too deep? Last night, what we talked about It made so much sense But now the haze has ascended It dont make no sense anymore I said, last night, what we talked about It made so much sense But now the haze has ascended It dont make no sense anymore, oh Da-da, da-da-da Da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da-da Da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da
Mad sounds, in your ears Make you feel alright They bring you back to life Mad sounds, in your ears Make you get up and dance Make you get up Yeah, they make you get up Love buckles under the strain Of those wild nights Run but you cannot hide Mad sounds, in your ears Make you get up and dance Make you get up All night long they reappear Make you get up and dance Yeah, they make you get up Suppose youve gotta do what youve gotta do We just werent feeling how we wanted to You sit and try sometimes But you just can’t figure out what went wrong Then out of nowhere, somebody comes and hits you with an Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh You got those mad sounds, in your ears To make you get up and dance Mad sounds, in your ears They make you get up and dance Hold on to make you get up Ah yeah, they make you get up Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh Ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh la la la, ooh
Last night when my psyches Subcommittee sang to me in its scary voice You slowly dropped your eyelids When true love takes a grip, it leaves you without a choice And in response to what you whispered in my ear I must admit, sometimes I fantasise about you too The leader of the free world Reminds you of a wrestler wearing tight golden trunks Hes got him sen a theme tune They play it for him as he makes his way to the ring And in response to what you whispered in my ear I must admit, sometimes I fantasise about you too In the daytime Bendable figures with a fresh new pack of lies Summat else to publicise Im sure youve heard about enough So in response to what you whispered in my ear Ill be upfront, sometimes I fantasise about you too
Anticipation has the habit to set you up For disappointment in evening entertainment, but Tonight therell be some love Tonight therell be a ruckus, yeah Regardless of whats gone before I want to see all of the things that weve already seen The lairy girls hung out the window of the limousine Of course its fancy dress And theyre all looking quite full on In bunny ears and devil horns and how Anticipation has the habit to set you up For disappointment in evening entertainment, but Tonight therell be some love Tonight therell be a ruckus, yeah Regardless of whats gone before I want to see all of the things that weve already seen I wanna see you take the jackpot out the fruit machine And put it all back in Youve got to understand that You can never beat the bandit, no And she wont be surprised and she wont be shocked When shes pressed the star after shes pressed unlock And theres verse and chapter sat in her inbox And all that it says is that youve drank a lot And you should bear that in mind tonight Bear that in mind Yeah, you should bear that in mind tonight Bear that in mind And you can pour your heart out but her reasoning will block Owt you send her after nine o clock Anticipation has the habit to set you up For disappointment in evening entertainment, but Tonight therell be some love, oh Tonight therell be a ruckus, yeah Regardless of whats gone before And she wont be surprised and she wont be shocked When shes pressed the star after shes pressed unlock And theres verse and chapter sat in her inbox And all that it says is that youve drank a lot And you should bear that in mind tonight Bear that in mind Yeah, you should bear that in mind tonight Bear that in mind And you can pour your heart out around three o clock When the two-for-ones undone the writers block
Fake tales of San Francisco Echo through the room More point to a wedding disco Without a bride or groom And theres a super cool band, yeah With their trilbies and their glasses of white wine And all the weekend rockstars are in the toilets Practicing their lines I dont want to hear you I dont want to hear you, no I dont want to hear you I dont want to hear you, I dont want to hear your Fake tales of San Francisco Echo through the air And theres a few bored faces at the back, all Wishing they werent there And as the microphone squeaks A young girls telephone beeps Yeah, shes dashing for the exit Oh, shes running to the streets outside Oh, youve saved me, she screams down the line The band were fucking wank and Im not having a nice time I dont want to hear you I dont want to hear you, no Yeah, but his bird said its amazing though, so all thats left Is the proof that loves not only blind, but deaf He talks of San Francisco, hes from Hunters Bar I dont quite know the distance, but Im sure thats far Yeah, Im sure its pretty far And yeah, Id love to tell you all my problem Youre not from New York City, youre from Rotherham So get off the bandwagon, and put down the handbook Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook, yeah
You push the button and well do the rest The exotic sound of data storage Nothing like it, first thing in the morning You push the button and well do the rest Bastard Latin, thats the best thing for it You push the button and well do the rest You and Lizzy in the summertime Wrapping my tiny mind around a lullaby There are things that I just cannot explain to you And those that I hope I dont ever have to Pattern language, in the mood for love You push the button and well do the rest You and Genie wearing Stetson hats Trying to gain access to my lily pad There are things that I just cannot explain to you And those that I hope I dont ever have to The worlds first ever monster truck front flip Im just a bad girl trying to be good Ive got a laser guiding my love that I cannot adjust Forward-thinking model villages More brain shrinking moving images You push the button and well do the rest
Religious iconography giving you the creeps? I feel rougher than a disco lizard tongue along your cheek The rise of the machines I must admit you gave me something momentarily In which I could believe But the hand of harsh realitys un-gloved And its on its way back here to scoop you up But not on my watch I want to stay with you, my love The way some science fiction does Reflections in the silver screen of strange societies Swamp monster with a hard-on for connectivity The ascension of the C.R.E.A.M Mass panic on a not too distant future colony Quantitative easing I want to make a simple point about peace and love But in a sexy way where its not obvious Highlight dangers and send out hidden messages The way some science fiction does The way some science fiction does Got the world on a wire In my little mirror, mirror on the wall In the pocket of my raincoat So I tried to write a song to make you blush But Ive a feeling that the whole thing May well just end up too clever for its own good The way some science fiction does
Running off over next doors garden before the hour is done Its more a question of feeling than it is a question of fun The confidence is the balaclava, Im sure youll baffle em good Will the ending reek of salty cheeks and runny makeup alone? Or will blood run down the face of a boy bewildered and scorned And youll find yourself in a skirmish where you wish youd never been born? You tie yourself to the tracks and there isnt no going back And its wrong, wrong, wrong, but well do it anyway cause we love a bit of trouble Are you pulling her from a burning building or throwing her to the sharks? Can only hope that the ending is as pleasurable as the start The confidence is the balaclava, Im sure youll baffle em straight And its wrong, wrong, wrong, but she can hardly wait Thats right, he wont let her out his sight Now the shaggers perform and the daggers are drawn Whos the crooks in this crime? Thats right, he wont let her out his sight Now the shaggers perform and the daggers are drawn Whos the crooks in this crime? Thats right, he wont let her out his sight Thats right, he wont let her out his sight Thats right, he wont let her out his sight Well, youll be able to boast Of the day of the most flawless heist of all time You knew that itd be trouble right before the very first kiss Quiet and unassuming but you heard that they were the naughtiest She pleaded with you to take it off but you resisted and fought But sorry, sweetheart, Id much rather keep on the balaclava
If you can summon the strength, tow me I cant hold down the urgency Youve got to make your descent slowly And oil up those sticky keys Coax me out my low And have a spin of my propeller Its a necessary evil No cause for emergency Borrowed the beak off a bald eagle Oh, momentary synergy Coax me out my low Sink into tomorrow Coax me out my low And have a spin of my propeller My propeller wont spin And I cant get it started on my own When are you arriving? Oh, my propeller wont spin And I cant get it started on my own When are you arriving? Oh, my propeller wont spin And I cant get it started on my own When are you arriving? Oh, my propeller
Trudging through the morning The tramp with the trampoline under his arm Shifts past your whiskers, so stark is the charm But the barking alarm waits coiled til the corner is turned And the bicycle wheels all struggle to move round In your muddy mind, blatantly caked and Unwilling to wind uncooperative time So he sits on the springs til the muck goes dry All the pretty visitors came and waved their arms And cast the shadow of a snake pit on the wall All the pretty visitors came and waved their arms And cast the shadow of a snake pit on the What came first, the chicken or the dickhead? Split sleep reaps rewards from ill fitting thoughts And twilight forced you to go on a walk Your legs start running and your head gets caught Canopy 19 is perfectly placed For the reasonably frightening fall from the aftertaste Youll have to slip away, I am unhappy to say Behold as the crook in the hammock plays All the pretty visitors came and waved their arms And cast the shadow of a snake pit on the wall All the pretty visitors came and waved their arms And cast the shadow of a snake pit on the wall Behold as a crook in the hammock plays Cruelly with the base and the scales And fiddles with her feet on a balancing act Gagged, bound and crafting a tale Trailing wrapped in a gasp Cruelly with the base and the scales And fucking fiddles with her feet on a balancing act She was gagged, bound and crafting a tale Trailing wrapped in a gasp All the pretty visitors came and waved their arms And cast the shadow of a snake pit on the wall All the pretty visitors came and waved their arms And cast the shadow of a snake pit on the wall
Lady, where has your love gone? I was looking but cant find it anywhere They always offer when theres loads of love around But when youre short of some, its nowhere to be found Well, I know your game, you told him yesterday No chance, youll get nothing from me But now shes there, youre there and everybodys there Hes in turmoil, as puzzled as can be, just like me Lets go down, down, low down Where I know I should not go Oh, and she, you think shes the one But shes just one in twenty-four And just cause everybodys doing it Does that mean that I can too? Lady, where has your love gone? It was the antiseptic to the sore To hold you by the hand Must you first be in demand? How he longs for you to long for him once more Just once more Lets go down, down, low down Where I know I should not go Oh, and she, you think shes the one But shes just one in twenty-four And just cause everybodys doing it Does that mean that I can too? Oh, her eyes went down and cut you up And theres nothing like a dirty look from The one you want or the one youve lost An ache in your soul, its everybodys goal To get what they cant have Thats why youre after her and thats why shes after him But saying it wont change a thing And theyll realise that it wont change a thing Realise that it wont change a thing
Shes thunderstorms Lying on her front, up against the wall Shes thunderstorms Ive been feeling foolish, you should try it She came and substituted the peace and quiet for Acrobatic blood flow concertina Cheating heart beat, rapid fire Shes thunderstorms Lying on her front, up against the wall Shes thunderstorms Here is your host, sounds as if shes pretty close When the heat starts growing horns Shes thunderstorms Shes been loop-the-looping around my mind Her motorcycle boots give me this kind of Acrobatic blood concertina Cheating heart beat, rapid fire Shes thunderstorms Lying on her front, up against the wall Shes thunderstorms In an unusual place, when youre feeling far away She does what the night does to the day Shes thunderstorms Lying on her front, up against the wall Shes thunderstorms Thunderstorms Thunderstorms
Fools on parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes That you would rather be beside than in front of But shes never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares She swam out of tonights phantasm Grabbed my hand and made it very clear Theres absolutely nothing for us here Its a magnolia celebration to be attended on a Wednesday night Its better that than get a reputation as a miserable little tyke At least thats the conclusion she came to in this overture And the secret door swings behind us Shes saying nothing, shes just giggling along Her arms were folded most indignant Not looking like she was soon to leave I had to squint in order to believe Then like a butler pushing on a bookshelf Im unveiling the unexpected I, who was earlier reluctant Was suddenly embarrassed and corrected How could such a creature survive in such a habitat? And the secret door swings behind us Shes saying nothing, shes just giggling along Even if they were to find us I wouldnt notice, Im completely occupied As all the fools on parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes Ones you would rather be beside than in front of But shes never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares Fools on parade frolic and fuck about to make her gaze Turn to a scribble on a page by a picture that holds her absence But youre daft to think shed care Fools on parade Fools on parade Fools on parade Conduct a sing-along
You got your H.P. Lovecraft Your Edgar Allan Poe You got your unkind of ravens And your murder of crows Catty eyelashes And your Dracula cape Been flashing triple-A passes At the cemetery gates Cause youre so dark, babe But I want you hard Youre so dark, baby Youre so dark Youre so dark Youre so dark Youre so dark And youre so mysterious Got that obsession with death I saw you driving your Prius And even that was Munster Koach-esque You watch Italian horror And you listen to the scores Leather-cladded, spike collared I want you down on all fours Cause youre so dark, babe But I want you hard Youre so dark, baby I know youre nothing like mine Cause shes walking on sunshine And your love would tear us apart And I know Im not your type Cause I dont shun the daylight But, baby, Im willing to start Youre so dark Got your H.P. Lovecraft Your Edgar Allen Poe Got your unkind of ravens Got your murder of crows Youre so dark, babe But I want you hard Youre so dark, baby But I want you hard Youre so dark, oh But I want you hard Youre so dark, baby
He knew what he wanted to say But he didnt know how to word it The dirty little Herbert was seeking an escape But the place was well-guarded The guiltiness that started Soon as the other part had stopped D is for delightful And try and keep your trousers on I think you should know youre his favourite worst nightmare D is for desperately trying to simulate What it was that was alright Three quarters of an hour ago That had led him to be in a position On the brink of a mission On the brink of an episode Hes nearing the brink but he thinks first A parallel universe perhaps could be the perfect scene Hes nearing the brink but he thinks first A parallel universe perhaps could be the perfect scene Hes nearing the brink but he thinks first A parallel universe perhaps could be the perfect scene Hes nearing the brink but he thinks first A parallel—I think you should know youre his favourite worst nightmare D is for delightful And try and keep your trousers on You should know youre his favourite worst nightmare
Lately, Ive been seeing things Belly button piercings In the sky at night When were side by side And I dont mean to rain On anybodys cabriolet One of those games youre gonna lose But you wanna play it, just in case Now its getting dark and the sky looks sticky More like black treacle than tar Black treacle Somebody told the stars youre not coming out tonight And so they found a place to hide Does it help you stay up late? Does it help you concentrate? Does it tune you in when you chew your chin? Am I ruining your fun? And you talk the talk alright But do you walk the walk or catch the train? You wanted it, you got it But you dont want it now Now its getting dark and the sky looks sticky More like black treacle than tar Black treacle Somebody told the stars youre not coming out tonight And so they found a place to hide Now Im out of place and Im not getting any wiser I feel like the Sundance Kid behind a synthesizer And I tried last night to pack away your laugh Like a key under the mat But it never seems to be there when you want it Black treacle Black treacle Black treacle
Hes pining for her in a people carrier There might be buildings and pretty things to see like that but architecture wont do Although it might say a lot about the city or town I dont care what theyve got, keep on turning em down It dont say the funny things she does Dont even try and cheer him up because it just wont happen Hes got the feeling again, this time on the aeroplane There might be tellies in the back of the seats in front, but Rodney and Del wont do Although it might take your mind off the aches and the pains Laugh when he falls through the bar but youre feeling the same Cause she isnt there to hold your hand She wont be waiting for you when you land And it feels like shes just nowhere near You could well be out on your ear This thought comes closely followed by the fear And the thought of it makes you feel a bit ill Yesterday, I saw a girl who looked like someone you might knock about with And almost shouted And then reality kicked in within us, it seems as we become the winners You lose a bit of summat, and half wonder if you won it at all And dont say owt cause youve got no idea And shes still nowhere near And the thought comes closely followed by the fear And the thought of it makes you feel a bit ill Despair in the departure lounge Its one and theyll still be around at three No signal and low battery Whats happened to me?
Fiendish wonder in a carnivals wake Dull caresses once again irritate Tread softly, stranger Move over toward the danger that you seek You think excitement has receded then the mirror distracts The logic of the trance quickly reaches and grasps Handsome and faceless And weightless, your imagination runs And now its no ones fault but yours At the foot of the house of cards You thought youd never get obsessed You thought the wolves would be impressed And youre a sinking stone But you know what its like to hold the jewellers hands That procession of pioneers all drowned In the moonlight theyre more thrilling, those things that he knows As he leads you through the grinning bubble blowers in the snow Watching his exit Was like falling off the ferry in the night The inevitables gather to push you around Any other voice makes such a punishing sound He became laughters assassin Shortly after he showed you what it was And now its no ones fault but yours At the foot of the house of cards You thought youd never get obsessed You thought the wolves would be impressed And youre a sinking stone But you know what its like to hold the jewellers hands That procession of pioneers all drowned If youve a lesson to teach me Im listening, ready to learn Theres no one here to police me Im sinking in until the return If youve a lesson to teach Please dont deviate, dont be afraid Without the last corner piece, I cant calibrate Lets get it ingrained If youve a lesson to teach me Im listening, ready to learn Theres no one here to police me Im sinking in until the return If youve a lesson to teach Please dont deviate, dont be afraid Without the last corner piece, I cant calibrate Lets get it ingrained If youve a lesson to teach me Im listening, ready to learn Theres no one here to police me Im sinking in until the return If youve a lesson to teach Please dont deviate, dont be afraid Without the last corner piece, I cant calibrate Lets get it ingrained
I heard the truth was built to bend A mechanism to suspend The guilt is what you will require And still youve got to dance little liar Just like those fibs to pop and fizz And youll be forced to take that awful quiz And youre bound to trip And shell detect the fiction on your lips and dig a contradiction up And the clean coming will hurt And you can never get it spotless When theres dirt beneath the dirt The liar takes a lot less time Im sure its clear and plain to read Its not an alibi you need just yet Oh, no, its something for those beads of sweat Yes, that will get you back to normal And after you have dabbed the patch Youll breathe and then proceed to scratch The varnish off that newly added calmness So as not to raise any alarms too soon And the clean coming will hurt And you can never get it spotless When theres dirt beneath the dirt The liar takes a lot less time to decide on the saunter Have you got itchy bones? And in all your time alone Can you hack your mind being riddled With the wrong memories? And the clean coming will hurt And you can never get it spotless When theres dirt between the dirt
Topless models doing semaphore Wave their flags as she walks by and get ignored Illuminations on a rainy day When she walks, her footsteps sing a reckless serenade Ive been trying to figure out exactly what it is I need Called up to listen to the voice of reason And got the answering machine The type of kisses where teeth collide When she laughs, the heavens hum a stun gun lullaby Those twinkling vixens with the shining spiral eyes Their hypnosis goes unnoticed when shes walking by Ive been trying to figure out exactly what it is I need Called up to listen to the voice of reason And got his answering machine I left my message, but did he fuck get back to me And now Im stuck still wondering how its meant to be Singing a reckless serenade, reckless serenade Reckless serenade, reckless serenade Reckless serenade, reckless serenade Reckless serenade
One look sends it coursing through the veins Oh, how the feeling races Back up to their brains To form expressions on their stupid faces They dont want to say hello Like I want to say hello Well, the heartbeats at its peak When youre coming up to speak And oh, Im so tense, never tenser Could all go a bit Frank Spencer And Im talking gibberish Tip of the tongue but I cant deliver it Properly, oh, its all getting on top of me And if it werent this dark Youd see how red my face has gone, yeah Everybodys trying to crack the jokes and that To make you smile Those that claim that theyre not showing off Are drowning in denial But theyre not half as bad as me Say anything and Ill agree Cause when it comes to acting up Im sure I could write the book And now that youre more than a part in the play Its slightly easier to think what to say You had us all standing on our heads Doing our best tricks, yeah Never again Well, never again, no Will there be another one quite as desirable as you One look sends it coursing through the veins Oh, how the feeling races Back up to their brains To form expressions on their stupid faces
So up rolls a riot van And sparks excitement in the boys But the policemen look annoyed Perhaps these are ones they should avoid Got a chase last night From men with truncheons dressed in hats We didnt do that much wrong Still ran away though, for the laugh Just for the laugh And please just stop talking Cause they wont find us if you do Oh, those silly boys in blue Well, they wont catch me and you Have you been drinking, son? You dont look old enough to me Im sorry, officer Is there a certain age youre supposed to be? Cause nobody told me And up rolls the riot van And these lads just wind the coppers up They ask why they dont catch proper crooks They get their address and their names took But they couldnt care less Thrown in the riot van And all the coppers kicked him in And there was no way he could win Just had to take it on the chin
Well ask if we can have six in If not well have to have two Well, youre coming up at our end arent you? So Ill get one with you Wont he let us have six in? Especially not with the food He could have just told us no, though He didnt have to be rude You see her with the green dress? She talked to me at the bar Well, how come its already two-pound fifty? Weve only gone about a yard Didnt you see she were gorgeous? She were beyond belief But this lad at the side drinking his Smirnoff Ice Came and paid for her Tropical Reef And Im sitting, going backwards And I didnt want to leave I said, Its High Green, mate Via Hillsborough, please Well, how funny were that sketch earlier Up near that taxi rank? Oh no, you would have missed it Think it were when you went to the bank These two lads squaring up, proper shouting Bout who were next in the queue The kind of thing thatd seem so silly But not when theyve both had a few Well, calm down, temper, temper You shouldnt get so annoyed Well, youre acting like a silly little boy Oh, they wanted to be men And do some fighting in the street He said, No surrender No chance of retreat And so why are they in the taxi? Cause I didnt want to leave I said, Its High Green, mate Via Hillsborough, please! Drunken plots hatched to jump it Ask around, Are you sure? Went for it, but the red light was showing And red light indicates doors are secure
This house is a circus, berserk as fuck We tend to see that as a perk, though Look what its done to your friends Their memories are pretend And the last thing that they want is for the feeling to end This house is a circus, berserk as fuck We tend to see that as a perk, though Look what its done to your friends Their memories are pretend And the last thing that they want is for the feeling to end Theres a room full of trouble and theres lovers to be had Those ones who make sinners out of such lovely lads Scaling the corridors for maidens in the maze And the anomaly is slipping into familiar ways And were forever unfulfilled and cant think why Like a search for murder clues in dead mens eyes Forever unfulfilled and cant think why Like a search for murder clues in dead mens eyes The more you open your mouth, the more youre forcing performance And all the attention is leading me to feel important Now that were here, we may as well go too far Wriggling around in incidents you wont forget Theres certainly some venom in the looks that you collect Aimlessly gazing at the faces in the kiln And were struggling with the notion that its life, not film This house is a circus, berserk as fuck We tend to see that as a perk, though Look what its done to your friends Their memories are pretend And the last thing that they want is for the feeling to end
Break a mirror, roll the dice Run with scissors through a chip pan fire fight Go into business with a grizzly bear But just dont sit down cause Ive moved your chair Find a well-known hard man and start a fight Wear your shell suit on bonfire night Fill in a circular hole with a peg thats square But just dont sit down cause Ive moved your chair Oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah Oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah Bite the lightning and tell me how it tastes Kung fu fighting on your roller skates Do the Macarena in the devils lair But just dont sit down cause Ive moved your chair Oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah Oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah Oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah Oooh
Just when things are getting complicated In the eye of the storm She flicks a red-hot revelation Off the tip of her tongue It does a dozen somersaults And leaves you supercharged Makes me wanna blow the candles out Just to see if you glow in the dark Shalalala Shalalala Shalalala Shalalala Home sweet home, home sweet home Home sweet booby-trap I took the batteries out my mysticism And put em in my thinking cap Shes got a telescopic hallelujah Hanging up on her wall For when it gets too complicated In the eye of the storm Shalalala Shalalala Shalalala Shalalala Oh, oh-oh-oh And in a hellcat spangled cavern When your judgements on the run And youre acting like a stranger Cause you thought it looked like fun And did you ever get the feeling That these are things shes said before? Her steady hands may well have done the devils pedicure What you waiting for? Sing another fucking shalalala Shalalala Shalalala Shalalala
You showed me my tomorrow beside a box of matches A welcome threatening stir My hopes of being stolen might just ring true Depends who you prefer If its true youre gonna run away Tell me where, Ill meet you there Am I snapping the excitement If I pack away the laughter and tell you how it feels? And does burden come to meet ya If Ive questions of the feature that rolls on your dream reel? The day after you stole my heart Everything I touched told me It would be better shared with you, with you And now youre hiding in my soup And this book reveals your face And youre splashing in my eyelids As the concentration continually breaks I did request the mark you cast Didnt heal as fast I hear your voice in silences Will the teasing of the fire be followed by the thud? In the jostling crowd, youre not allowed to tell the truth And the photo booths a liar And theres a sharpened explanation But theres no screaming reason to inquire Id like to poke them in their prying eyes with things Theyd never see if it smacked them in their temples
Get on your dancing shoes Theres one thing on your mind Hoping theyre looking for you Sure youll be rummaging through Oh and the shit, shock, horror Youve seen your future bride Yeah, but its oh so absurd For you to say the first word So youre waiting and waiting and The only reason that you came So what you scared for? Well, dont you always do the same? Its what youre there for, dont you know? The lights are flashing Down in here tonight And some might exchange a glance But keep pretending to dance Dont act like its not happening As if its impolite To go and mention your name Instead youll just do the same as they all do And hope for the best The only reason that you came So what you scared for? Well, dont you always do the same? Its what you’re there for, but no Get on your dancing shoes You sexy little swine Hoping theyre looking for you Sure youll be rummaging through I said, the shit, shock, horror Youve seen your future bride, yeah Yeah, but its oh so absurd For you to say the first word So youre waiting and waiting
Do the bad thing Take off your wedding ring But it wont make it that much easier It might make it worse Oh, the nights like a whirlwind Somebodys girlfriends talking to me, but its alright Shes saying that hes not gonna slap me or try to attack me Hes not the jealous type And I only need to get half an excuse and Im away But when theres no excuses, thats much easier to say Ive been before And all these capers make us too good for her to ignore See, shes talking but Im not entirely sure Do the bad thing Take off your wedding ring But it wont make it that much easier It might make it worse Oh, a sudden disheartener Somebodys partners talking to me But I dont know that is what she isnt She murmurs things to confirm that the tragedy is true And I knew, how could she not? She could have anyone she wants And Im struggling to think of an immediate response Like, I dont mind, itd be a big mistake for you to wait And let me waste your time Really, love, its fine I said, Really, love, its fine And then the first time it occurred that there was something to destroy I knew before the invitation that there was this ploy Oh, but she carried on suggesting, a struggle to refuse She said, Its the red wine this time, but that is no excuse
Theres always somebody taller with more of a wit And hes equipped to enthrall her and her friends think he’s fit And you just cant measure up though, you dont have a prayer Wishing that youd made the most of her when she was there Theyve got engaged, theres no intention of a wedding Hes pinched your bird and hed probably kick your head in Bigger boys and stolen sweethearts Oh, you’re better off without her anyway You said you wasnt sad to see her go Yeah, but I know you were though Now you dont know what shes up to, you can only assume If shes not in the front of the shops then theyve gone to his room Bet shes gone round in her school stuff, bet that’s what he likes I know you thought she were different and you thought she were nice But shes not nice, shes pretty fucking far from nice She’s looking at you funny, rarely looking at you twice Bigger boys and stolen sweethearts Oh, you’re better off without her anyway You said you wasnt sad to see her go Yeah, but its clear you were though Have you heard what she has been doing? Never did it for me He picks her up at the school gate at twenty past three She’s been with all of the boys but never went very far And she wagged English and Science just to go in his car Theyve got engaged, theres no intention of a wedding Hes pinched me bird and hed probably kick my head in Oh, now the girls have grown Yeah, but Im sure that they still carry on in similar ways Bigger boys and stolen sweethearts Oh, Im better off without her anyway I said I wasn’t sad to see her go Yeah, but I’m only pretending, you know Yeah, I’m only pretending, you know I was only pretending, you know I was only pretending, you know
If you were there, beware the serpent soul pinchers Three-hundred and fifty No, thank yous and nobody flinches Go on, girl, go on, give us something gruesome We require your grief, the thugs help the thieves As theyre trying to rob the words from her gob and Take the swords to the innocents If you were there, beware the serpent soul pinchers Cant you sense she was never meant to fill column inches Aint you had enough? What youre trying to dig up Isnt there to be dug; the thieves help the thugs As theyre trying to beat the good grace of a sweetheart Out to the point shell comply And why leave her on her own? If Id have known then I wouldnt have said it I wouldnt have said it if I would have known Why leave her on her own? If I predicted tears then I wouldnt have said it I wouldnt have said it if I would have known Theres a circle of witches, ambitiously vicious they are And our attempts to remind them of reason wont get us that far But I dont know what it is that they want I dont know what it is that they want But I havent got it to give And she hasnt got it to give
A pussyfooting setting sun Make a wish that weighs a tonne There are no handles for you to hold And no understanding where it goes Jealousy in technicolor Fear by name, love by numbers Street lamp amber, wanderlust Powder in a blunderbuss She looks as if shes blowing a kiss at me And suddenly the sky is a scissor Sitting on the floor with a tambourine Crushing up a bundle of love Dont take it so personally Youre not the only one That time has got it in for, honey Thats where youre wrong All the old flames fastened on Make a wish that weighs a tonne There are no handles you can hold And no understanding where it goes She looks as if shes blowing a kiss at me And suddenly the sky is a scissor Sitting on the floor with a tambourine Crushing up a bundle of love Dont take it so personally Youre not the only one That time has got it in for, honey Thats where youre wrong Thats where youre wrong Thats where youre wrong Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Just another microcosm somewhere in the ether Putting the world to rights with Bing Crosby eyes Oversharing and its bitter aftertaste Exactly the wrong time in exactly the wrong place Save it for a rainy day Baby, you go hard in the paint Its just another race to anyways Philanthropic toga party What a place for both the opposite sides of my double life to finally collide Sharing secrets I was taking to the grave Nosebleeds from epiphanies I took full in the face Oh, come all by the fire, babe, let’s all participate In yet another race to anyways Oh, hows your Mum and Dad been doing with the generation gap? Yeah, Im behind my movie camera I’ve got my megaphone You can call me Alexander Its nice to meet you all Listening to the Shipping Forecast Driving to the airport Me and the guys Metropolis ablaze in the rear view Devising methods to both have and eat your cake Mmm, just like the ones that Mother Nature used to bake You look as if you know exactly what Im gonna say Its just another race to Anyways
Ive seen your eyes as they fix on me What is he doing? What on earths the plan, has he got one? You better give me some pointers Since you are the big rocket launcher and Im just the shotgun I aint got no dollar signs in my eyes That might be a surprise but its true, said, Im not like you And I dont want your advice or your praise Or to move in the ways you do and I never will Cause all you people are vampires And all your stories are stale And though you pretend to stand by us I know youre certain well fail Ive seen your eyes as they fix on me, full of confusion Your snarl is just so condescending! Trying to explain that were on to a win If the fee we get in near recoups what were spending He said, I cant believe that you drove all that way Well how much did they pay ya? How much did they pay ya? Youd have been better to stay round our way Thinking about things but not actually doing the things Cause all you people are vampires And all your stories are stale And though you pretend to stand by us I know youre certain well fail Cause all you people are vampires And all your stories are stale And though you pretend to stand by us I know youre certain well fail All you people are vampires!
We all want someone to shout for Yeah, everyone wants somebody to adore But your heroes arent what they seem When youve been where weve been Have I done something to trigger The funny looks and the sniggers? Are they there at all Or is it just paranoia? Cause everybodys got their box Doing what theyre told You push my faith near being lost But well stick to the guns Dont care if its marketing suicide We wont crack or compromise Your derisory divides Will never unhinge us And theres a couple of hundred Think theyre Christopher Columbus But the settlers had already settled Here long before you Just cause were having a say-so Not lining up to be Play-Doh Oh, in five years time will it be Who the fucks Arctic Monkeys? Cause everybodys got their box Doing what theyre told You push my faith near being lost But well stick to the guns Dont care if its marketing suicide We wont crack or compromise Your derisory divides Will never unhinge us All the thoughts that I just said Linger round and multiply in the head Not that bad to start with Im not angry, Im just disappointed Its not you, its them that are wrong Tell em to take out their tongues Tell em to take out their tongues Its not you, its them that are wrong Tell em to take out their tongues Tell em to take out their tongues And bring on the backlash Its not you, its them that are wrong Tell him to take out his tongue Tell him to take out his tongue Its not you, its them thats the fake I wont mess with your escape Is this really your escape? Yeah
Im pinned down by the dark Been fighting with my sheets and nearly crying in my sleep Yes, Im battling that well-told gripe, the most frustrating type You should have racing stripes the way you keep me in pursuit Sharpen the heel of your boot and you press it in my chest And you make me wheeze, then to my knees you do promote me Im pinned down by the dark A-N-I-M-A-L Makes my head pirouette More than I would be willing to confess D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S The light it fidgets through, the thoughtsll soon revert to you About as bashful as a tribal dance, the first and final chance And course the audience of frighteners and fiends Divided up into two teams When the acrobat fell off the beam, she broke everyones heart Im pinned down by the dark A-N-I-M-A-L Makes my head pirouette More than I would be willing to confess D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S The most unsuitable pet Its been long enough now so lets Make a mess, lioness Im pinned down by the dark Im pinned down by the dark, oh-oh-oh D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S A-N-I-M-A-L D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S A-N-I-M-A-L
The smiles as she walked in the room Have all turned into frowns Am I too quick to assume that the love is no longer in bloom? The tantrums and the tears play a very different tune To what they did before, her heads red raw And the ending doesnt sound like the happiest around When you sobbed before It felt much more like the product of a squabble Now theres reason for it to be something more And there would be, oh, its uncertain Whether the curtain has shut for good She said, See if its still raining, Im not dressed for it And, If you loved me– And I interrupted, received a scowl and stare But still decided to stop her there Would it be outrageous to say Were either shouting or were shagging? Docked in tempestuous bays Or at least thats how it felt yesterday The eyes are getting heavier And whether youre asleep or awake Is a mystery Would a kiss be too much to ask? When you fit me As Sundays frozen pitch fits the thermos flask Its a pity It just hit me, we cant go back To the chest touching on the back
Well, its ever so funny Cause I dont think youre special, I dont think youre cool Youre just probably alright But under these lights you look beautiful And Im struggling I cant see through your fake tan Yeah, and you know it for a fact That everybodys eating out of your hands But what do you know? Oh, you know nothing Yeah, but Ill still take you home Oh, yeah, Ill still take you home So what do you know? Said, you dont know nothing Well, fancy seeing you in here Youre all tarted up and you dont look the same Well, I havent seen you since last year Yeah, and surprisingly you have forgotten my name But you know it Yeah, and you knew it all along Oh, and you say you have forgotten But youre fibbing, go on, tell me Im wrong So what do you know? Oh, you know nothing Yeah, but Ill still take you home Oh, yeah, Ill still take you home So what do you know? Oh, you dont know nothing, no Oh-woah, woah, woah Oh-woah, woah, woah Da-da, da-da-da, da-da, da-da Da-da, da-da, da-da-da Oh-woah, woah, woah Oh, so what do you know? Yeah, you dont know nothing, no Yeah, but Id still take you home Oh, yeah, Ill still take you home I said, what do you know? Oh, you dont know nothing I fancy you with a passion Oh, youre a Topshop princess, a rockstar too But youre a fad and youre a fashion And Im having a job trying to talk to you But its alright Yeah, Ill put it on one side Oh, cause everybodys looking Youve got control of everyones eyes, including mine
Im in a vest Library pictures of the quickening canoe The first of its kind to get to the moon Trust some ellipses to chase you round the room Through curly straws and metaphors and goo Been watching all the neon blossom flickering You look as if youve all forgotten where youve been Going riding through the thunder suckle fuzz canyon Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one Library pictures of the quickening canoe The first of its kind to get to the moon Give me an eeny, meeny, miny, moe Or an ip, dip, dog shit rock and roll
Well, this is a good idea He wouldnt do it if it wasnt He wouldnt do it if it wasnt one Well, my friend fancies you Oh, what a way to begin it all You said, Theyre always exciting words to hear And they woke up together not quite realising how Awkwardly stretching and yawning Its always hard in the morning And I suppose thats the price you pay Well, oh, it isnt what it was Shes thinking he looks different today And now theres nothing left to guess now They left before the lights came on Because they didnt want to ruin what it was that was brewing Before they absolutely had to And how can you wake up with someone you dont love And not feel slightly fazed by it? Oh, he had a struggle And they woke up together not quite realising how Awkwardly stretching and yawning Its always hard in the morning And I suppose thats the price you pay Well, oh, it isnt what it was Shes thinking he looks different today And now theres nothing left to guess now Well, quick, lets leave before the lights come on Cause then you dont have to see Cause then you dont have to see what youve done Well, quick, lets leave before the lights come on Cause then you dont have to see Cause then you dont have to see what youve done Ill walk you up, what times the bus come? Ill walk you up, what times the bus come? Ill walk you up, what times the bus come? Ill walk you up
I wish you would have smiled in the bakery Or sat on a tatty settee At a mutual friends gathering And the more you keep on looking, the more its hard to take Love, were in stalemate To never meet is surely where were bound Theres one in every town Just there to grind you down I wish I would have seen you in the post office Well, maybe I did and I missed it Too busy with the mind on clever lines Why not the rounders pitch or the canteen? Youre slacking, love, where have you been? Just had to go and wait until tonight To give me the invite Dont worry, its alright I wish I would have seen you down in the arcade Sipping on a lemonade In the paper cup and chewing on the straw And I wish Id seen you in the bakery But if Id seen you in the bakery You probably wouldnt have seen me
I was biting the time zone And we embellished the banks of our bloodstreams And threw caution to the colourful Then we fell asleep in the car Until the bumps woke me up in your grip And the tide took me to your mouth And then swept me back down to your palms Its them that put me inside the reminder That yours is the only ocean Yours is the only ocean That I wanna swing from Yours is the only ocean That I wanna hang on Ive got this ego mechanic Shes always trying to give me vitamins Ah, shed be frightened of your reflection I preferred her as a cartoon If I could be someone else for a week Id spend it chasing after you Cause shes not shattering my attitudes No matter how she folds the potion Yours is the only ocean Yours is the only ocean That I wanna swing from Yours is the only ocean That I want to hang on to Potion approaching, shield your eyes Potion approaching, visualise Holding a token, swollen in size Potion approaching, shield your eyes Oh, but if were gonna escape though We really ought to think it through Would you like me to build you a go-kart?
Caricatures of your wrecking ball gown In my mind all the time I wanna be in that damsel patterned alley Where you go for a smoke And sorrow slow dances The phones are lighting up Taking no chances Close but never close enough Been watching cowboy films On gloomy afternoons Tinting the solitude Put on your dancing shoes And show me what to do I know youve got the moves All my own stunts, high noon has changed its tune Linking arms, sinking hearts And sorrow slow dances Around the edges of her eyes Taking no chances The last one out to win a prize Been watching cowboy films On gloomy afternoons Tinting the solitude Put on your dancing shoes And show me what to do I know youve got the moves Im from High Green Im from High Green
Take a little walk to the edge of town and go across the tracks Where the viaduct looms like a bird of doom as it shifts and cracks Where secrets lie in the border fires and the humming wires Well, you know youre never coming back Past the square, past the bridge, past the mills, past the stacks On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man In a dusty black coat with a red right hand Hell wrap you in his arms and tell ya that youve been a good boy Hell rekindle all of those dreams it took you a lifetime to destroy Hell reach deep into the hole, heal your shrinking soul And there wont be a single thing that you can do Hes a god, hes a man, hes a ghost, hes a guru Theyre whispering his name cross this disappearing land But hidden in his coat is a red right hand You dont have no money? Hell get you some If you havent got no car, hell get you one Youve got no self-respect, you feel like an insect Well, dont you worry, buddy, cause here he comes Through the ghetto and the barrows And the Bowery and the slums A shadow is cast wherever he stands Stacks of green paper in his red right hand Youll see him in your nightmares, youll see him in your dreams Hell appear out of nowhere, but hes not what he seems Youll see him in your head and on the TV screen Hey, buddy, Im warning you to turn it off Hes a ghost, hes a god, hes a man, hes a guru Youre one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan Designed and directed by his red right hand
Baby, Im yours And Ill be yours until the stars fall from the sky Yours until the rivers all run dry In other words, until I die Baby, Im yours And Ill be yours until the sun no longer shines Yours until the poets run out of rhyme In other words, until the end of time Im gonna stay right here by your side And do my best to keep you satisfied Nothing in the world could drive me away Every day, youll hear me say Baby, Im yours And Ill be yours until two and two is three Yours until the mountain crumbles to the sea In other words, until eternity Baby, Im yours, til the stars fall from the sky Baby, Im yours, until the rivers all run dry Baby, Im yours, until the sun no longer shines Baby, Im yours, until the poets run out of rhyme Baby, Im yours
I dont ever want to hate you So dont show me your bed The only roads are cul-de-sacs The first thing that she said Temptation greets you like your naughty mate The one that used to get you in bother But one you could never bring yourself to hate And she said weve got that spark But only lights a fuse, helps you see in the dark But its a sight youll lose when The temptation greets you like your naughty friend I dont ever want to hate you So dont show me your bed The only roads are cul-de-sacs The only ends are dead Temptation greets you like your naughty mate The one that made you steal and set things on fire The one you havent seen of late And I said that kind of talk Only adds intrigue to the cauldron of thought Its already exceeding Temptation, the very thing that held her back I dont ever want to hate you So dont show me your bed The only roads are cul-de-sacs The only ends are dead I dont ever want to hate you Its not part of the plan So keep your charm where I cant see it And your hands where I can Yo, its Rasc gettin dirtee stankin, yeah We used to be in tight, me and my naughty friends Caused pure madness in the end, I mean day and night We robbed, we stole, we loved to fight Smoking, drinking, drag riding Drugs, thugs, not law-abiding Reckless youngsters, no direction, no sign of correction But then I switched it off, changed my ways Run the area like, Oh, my days But a lot of my naughty friends, theyre not phased Cant believe that this music pays See no reason why we cant do All the things that weve always done Still in my heart I know thats just one But its hard to fight the temptation, son The panic will fall down around you If you dont do what I say I dont ever want to hate you So dont show me your bed The only roads are cul-de-sacs The only ends are dead I dont ever want to hate you Its not part of the plan So keep your charm where I cant see it And your hands where I can
Both sides In softly came the growl from both sides And if his whisper splits the mist Just think of what hes capable of with his kiss Nice try You cannot turn away, but nice try Turned your legs to little building blocks And with his index finger, flicks you on your socks I go high-pitched Hell talk and make your voice sound high-pitched Dread to think if he got you on your own And whispered in your ear in that baritone Its the same stone His heart was cut out of the same stone That they used to carve his jaw Its impossible not to feel inferior And he could catapult you back to your daddy Or into any hissing misery And he will tell you how the day after a triumph Is as hollow as the day after a tragedy Hell extinguish any chance of escape When he slaps you on your arse or kisses your nape And hes leaving without saying bye And you will queue up to listen to him pissing And hang around to watch some poor girl blub And then they chase him down the avenue Incessantly pestering him to let him join the club He knows how to put a cork in the fuss And just how to shut up the charming ones of us And Ive seen him talking to your lady friend Theres a dust track waiting for betrayal Where hell teach you all the bits they missed Nice try You cannot turn away, but nice try Nice try You cannot turn away, but nice try Nice try You cannot turn away, but nice try Nice try You cannot turn away, but nice try You cannot turn away
I wanna build you up Brick by brick I wanna break you down Brick by brick I’m gonna reconstruct Brick by brick I wanna feel your love Brick by brick, aaaaah Brick by brick, aaaaah I wanna steal your soul Brick by brick I wanna rock and roll Brick by brick I wanna rock and roll Brick by brick I wanna rock and roll Brick by brick, aaaaah Brick by brick, aaaaah I wanna brick by brick Brick by brick I wanna blow by blow Brick by brick I want an empty soul Brick by brick I wanna brick by brick by brick by... Brick by brick, aaaaah Brick by brick, aaaaah
Well, the times are slowly changing Baby, even when its live You can press pause and rewind You knew itd go amazing But is this what you had in mind? Oh, theres nothing you cant find Its two thousand and thirteen All across the galaxy Its two thousand and thirteen On the back of a transmitter Theres a little shiny fruit And its coming after you As for Instagram and Twitter She got caught in both lassoes And neither one will cut her loose Its two thousand and thirteen All across the galaxy Its two thousand and thir– –Teen Yeah So, baby, take a walk with me Past flying cars and time machines Theres magic like you wont believe, no Its two thousand and thirteen All across the galaxy Its two thousand and thirteen All across the galaxy
Darlin’, tell me something I don’t know Be my baby, be my GTO Call me something no one else calls me I forget how I want it, that electricity Well, my heart was breaking and got left unlocked Didn’t see you sneak in, but I’m glad you stopped Tell me something I don’t already know Like howd you get your kisses to fill me with electricity? Love like locked horns, love like dominos Be my midnight, be my ebb and flow I forget how I want it, how it crept up on me It takes over, electricity And my heart was breaking and got left unlocked Didn’t see you sneak in, but I’m glad you stopped Tell me something I don’t already know Like howd you get your kisses to fill me with electricity? Separated, there I face it Love like thunder, love like falling snow Tell me something I don’t already know Like howd you get your kisses to fill me with electricity?
Sat at the side of the pool at one of your houses With wet white trousers on And worlds collide as the evening continues The dignity fucks off Her brothers gone off to the strippers To make up for all the lost time She could have been one of the bitches But shes actually alright Cigarette smoker Im sorry, but were all unsure how much youve had But we think that you ought to Maybe not have any more A country home, even if we really tried Wouldnt cease to surprise us now And I bet your dad would like to give us all a slap When are your parents back? Dyou know? Well, I never came from no ghetto But it wasnt nowhere near here Well-spoken girls in stilettos Arent something to fear Cigarette smoker Im sorry, but were all unsure how much youve had But we think that you ought to Maybe not have any more Cigarette smoker Im sorry, but were all unsure how much youve had But we think that you ought to Maybe not have any more Cigarette smoker Cigarette smoke doesnt hide as well as you think And youd think that it ought to Act as the perfect disguise
I saw you dancin You moved like Sinatra On speed The lights were a-flashin And tongues were a-waggin Over you Its too late for tryin Its too late for denyin All those little things You and me have done Im sorry, hon I was hopin for a recall A mix of you high from the sun Oh, but nothin Only lone magpies come I saw you dancin You moved like Sinatra On speed
Youve never met before But still she greets you like a long lost rock n roll Shes definitely one of those Where youll go wherever she goes And with my body on my mind Both stop talking at the exact same time Trying to think of ways to make her mine But theyre difficult to find Its not what I need No, your loves not what I need So dont give it to me And she said, Oh Well, I know this will sound cold But I really have to go No, its not that Im not free Theres nowhere I need to be Its just your loves not what I need So dont give it to me Its not what I need No, your loves not what I need So dont give it to me And she said, Baby, how can I believe you? How can I believe you when you cant believe your luck? No point sticking to the plan when its come unstuck Its more a hunger than a thirst Shell break your heart the second time Before you know about the first Looks well equipped to leave you in the lurch But youd let her do her worst And its not hard to tell Its obvious the other angels faces fell When she told him that she had to go Swapped her wings and overcoat for something colourful Tha knows Its not what I need No, your loves not what I need So dont give it to me No, your loves not what I need So dont give it to me No, your loves not what I need So dont give it to me No, your loves not what I need So dont give it to me Your loves not what I need
Black as a beacon in a river of shimmering fog Yes, she was If you were heatseeking, she was hard to ignore Yes, she was And she snapped wing mirrors off of Cadillacs The particular pretty ones And that meant she never had to strain her back When she was putting her lippy on Well, time tastes bland When shes not around And youd sit and youd sink and approach the brink Before she showed you how to shake loves steady hand Tha knows And she snapped wing mirrors off of Cadillacs The particular pretty ones And that meant she never had to strain her back When she was putting her lippy on Shake loves steady hand Shake loves steady She floats like a niccy rush and stings like a B-flat The blond-o-sonic shimmer trap And she snapped wing mirrors off of Cadillacs The particular pretty ones And that meant she never had to strain her back When she was putting her lippy on
You thrive on dancing in our laps before the more familiar chaps Who know the curtain leads to fever We watched the womaniser cry, and in the last sip You and I declared we might require a breather I am the truths true truant I can feign excitement fluently as solid as I can busk shock With well-presented merriment And I know all too well I shouldnt break the key off in the lock And the tumble splits the frame Revealing silk and fits In the fright lined dining room Throw a gaze towards them while they feast The days drag their heels When youre not there to crack the whip And the weeks wait to burst like a sachet of brats The old pantomime villain follows my coat And he hides where it hangs And he spies through the slats And meanwhile in the deserts only costume shop The cowls hang and wait to rot away the identities of the willing So Im back to sugar in the night Rocketing shutter doors despite the shop not opening for hours You can itch, flap and whistle and try to avoid the tock As I scribbled over drivel, you were snoring; showing off The tumble splits the frame Revealing silk and fits In the fright lined dining room Throw a gaze towards them while they feast
Been trying to think of something colourful for the season Pull the wool over the gullible for no reason You are all I have these days, shake it up and run away With the night squabbling behind you From the smoke in your hair To the blood in your bruise And the bows on the shoes you kicked off Im joining the dots Im joining the dots I thought I heard them talking in their sleep yesterday And I tried but I just cant believe a word they say Hurry up, theyll be here soon, sleeping in the afternoon While the rain is trying to prove a point outside From the smoke in your hair To the blood in your bruise And the bows on the shoes you kicked off Im joining the dots Im joining the dots Im joining the dots Those people make me cough Cant the flame come up to the moth for a change? And darling, if its all the same to you Ill have you to myself Im joining the dots Im joining the dots Have a listen to it, I dont know...
The painted faces congregate In the mating season To second homes, they go alone In no rush to leave them And theres a fountain and a scimitar Shaped yellow light And it picks you up And cuts you down to size When the people there and the furniture Start to seem important When a moment more, when you catch the floor With a vivid and absorbent sharpened arc Like the scimitar Shaped yellow light That picks you up And cuts you down to size Well, I had questions for the tap dancer sat on my lap And she had child-proof caps on her answers Stone blower, blow me a stone And show me that handsome enhancer She had a rock on her throttle And a brown glass bottle full of shavings from the sun Although those shoes affect your step Dont forget whose legs youre on And theres a fountain and a scimitar Shaped yellow light And it picks you up And it cuts you down to size
I like the way you look at me, baby Please dont try to turn out the lights I act as if Im not going crazy But girl, Im in a muddle tonight Would you tell me where youre gonna take it? If I had a heart, youre the one who should break it The engines running Cant decide if I should ride away You and I You and I I had a woman, she went away And now Im lonely Fuck it You and I You and I You and I You and I Would you tell me where youre gonna take it? If I had a heart, youre the one who should break it The engines running Cant decide if I should ride away You and I You and I You and I You and I You and I You and I I like the way you look at me, baby Please dont try to turn out the lights I act as if Im not going crazy But girl, Im in a muddle tonight
Made me kiss ya with a whisper And violently you swung through unfamiliar tongue Couldnt listen to tradition Grab me by the wrist to silently insist And when Im in the confines of crawling walls You hold me in place The ripples on the ceiling, the avenues Unsugared taste Well waste away the evening The afternoon and the afternoons hat Together well find something to direct some laughter at You stood shirtless and confident Listening to the fools, tickling the rules Their obsessions followed patterns Sat upon their stools with their attitudes And when Im in the confines of crawling walls You hold me in place The ripples on the ceiling, the avenues Unsugared taste Well waste away the evening The afternoon and the afternoons hat Together well find something to direct some laughter at And when Im in the confines of crawling walls You hold me in place The ripples on the ceiling, the avenues Unsugared taste Well waste away the evening The afternoon and the afternoons hat Together well find something to direct some laughter at
One, two, three, four! One, two, three, four! (Oh, we gotta time that The whole point of a count is that its in time, innit?) One, two, three, four! Well, I watch you tangle every weekend It might start different but it ends up the same One minute, youre casually speaking The next it all goes up and you pour fuel on the flame With your jerrycan of words and tones And no ones gonna start a revolution So we best leave it well alone And theres something that Frankie used to say Apparently Oh, he said, settle for the draw Well, youre not gonna get no more So you should settle for a draw I told you once Im sure, I told you once Im sure You should settle for a draw Why dont you settle for a draw? Well, youre right, it is one set of rules for her And then another set for you But thats just the way it is, I suppose And theres nowt you can do And lets not fall in the trap of answering back I am just a beginner but shell be the only winner Thats for sure, so take the draw, if its available And if it sets on fire Dont get out your jerrycan of words and... tones And no ones gonna start a revolution So we best leave it well alone And theres something that Frankie used to say Apparently Oh, he said, settle for the draw Well, youre not gonna get no more So you should settle for the draw I told you once Im sure, I told you once Im sure You should settle for the draw Why dont you settle for the draw?
I wrote, I was here, I.D.S.T On the bathroom mirror, I.D.S.T I.D.S.T., I.D.S.T., I.D.S.T I.D.S.T., I.D.S.T., I.D.S.–T I wrote, Mark for Jenny, I.D.S.T With a drawing compass on the backseat I.D.S.T., I.D.S.T., I.D.S.T I.D.S.T., I.D.S.T., I.D.S.–T I.D.S.T., I.D.S.T I.D.S.T., I.D.S.–T
When I got back from fixing my hair You were directing the traffic Letting your story slip on the snow As if the transmission was automatic Its arguable that I shouldntve been there It was fortunate timing I had a hole in the pocket of my favourite coat And my love dropped into the lining Not on me I havent got my strange Not on me You cant sleep until youve sat on the steps To weep til you feel like youve wept, yeah No, not on me I havent got my strange Not on me I havent got my strange Ive better fetch my strange I havent got my strange I havent got my strange
007 and Brucey Wayne Are shitting them sens because theres another name Coming to claim what is his to claim Ten percent faster with a sturdier frame Hes certainly come into his own Theres one on his arm in every land that he roams And two consecutive nights alone Are a thing of the past as he has recently shown They said he looks so handsome, stood not dancing Drawing you in like its boring to him Its a war you cant win and the first and the last Are two things youll never be, my darling Another roll around and another push and shove Further away from the idea of love And his conclusion, it must be good Or when the penny has dropped with an incredible thud Forgot to kick the tin He knows where shes going, but dont know where shes been And as opposed to the other thing Hell worry about it when its trouble hes in They said he looks so handsome, stood not dancing Drawing you in like its boring to him Its a war you cant win and the first and the last Are two things youll never be, my darling Two things you will never be, my darling Well, he sneered and sniffed and spat at my chat up-lines Not to feel like a twat at times, its hard But not for this kid, not when they come to you
Get out the way, mister With your short sharp tips No, I wont read your lips right now And baby, hey You send a shiver down my spine But do you read my mind Do you? And youre looking pretty suspicious And probably planning a heist Hes wanting to go to the strippers It makes him feel all nice The cigarette smoke in your eyes Watching a stripper and Smacking a bloke here tonight Get out my way, mister With your short sharp tips No, I wont read your lips right now And baby, hey You send a shiver down my spine But do you read my mind Do you? Hes probably got stopped by a panda For speeding on his way there Flashing of digital cameras From tourists in Trafalgar Square The cigarette smoke in your eyes Watching a stripper and Snortin some coke off her thighs Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah The cigarette smoke in your eyes Watching a stripper and Smacking a bloke here tonight And I just cant see for the The cigarette smoke in your eyes Watching a stripper and Snortin some coke off her thighs Lalalalalala laaaaaaaoooo Owww
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Dataset Card for "huggingartists/arctic-monkeys"

Dataset Summary

The Lyrics dataset parsed from Genius. This dataset is designed to generate lyrics with HuggingArtists. Model is available here.

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Languages

en

How to use

How to load this dataset directly with the datasets library:

from datasets import load_dataset

dataset = load_dataset("huggingartists/arctic-monkeys")

Dataset Structure

An example of 'train' looks as follows.

This example was too long and was cropped:

{
    "text": "Look, I was gonna go easy on you\nNot to hurt your feelings\nBut I'm only going to get this one chance\nSomething's wrong, I can feel it..."
}

Data Fields

The data fields are the same among all splits.

  • text: a string feature.

Data Splits

train validation test
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'Train' can be easily divided into 'train' & 'validation' & 'test' with few lines of code:

from datasets import load_dataset, Dataset, DatasetDict
import numpy as np

datasets = load_dataset("huggingartists/arctic-monkeys")

train_percentage = 0.9
validation_percentage = 0.07
test_percentage = 0.03

train, validation, test = np.split(datasets['train']['text'], [int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*train_percentage), int(len(datasets['train']['text'])*(train_percentage + validation_percentage))])

datasets = DatasetDict(
    {
        'train': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(train)}),
        'validation': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(validation)}),
        'test': Dataset.from_dict({'text': list(test)})
    }
)

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Source Data

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Citation Information

@InProceedings{huggingartists,
    author={Aleksey Korshuk}
    year=2021
}

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