Lyrics: Bother (Tricky)

Artist: Tricky
Song: Bother
Album: Skilled Mechanics

(Note: Cover of “Bother” by Stone Sour.)

Wish I was too dead to cry
Self-affliction fades
Stones to throw at my creator
Masochists to which I cater

You don’t need to bother
I don’t need to be
I’ll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on
I won’t let go ’til it bleeds

Wish I was too dead to care
If indeed I cared at all
Never had a voice to protest
So you fed me shit to digest

I wish I had a reason
My flaws are open season
For this I gave up trying
One good turn deserves my dying

You don’t need to bother
I don’t need to breathe
I’ll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on
I won’t let go ’til it bleeds

Lyrics: Joker (Francesca Belmonte)

Artist: Francesca Belmonte
Song: Joker
Album: Anima

I sing for the Joker
Our kingdom is vast
And he sets me free

No tricks or scams
He leaves me be
In return for my melodies

We scheme together
Through riddle and rhyme
Pending our subjects
To run out of time

Hand in hand, him and I
We smile wide disguised
Prey we search
And pretty prey we find

Weaving beds of lust and shame
Franabelle and Joker
Been together again
Discussing lies, dismissing cries
Of our prisoners spun in our game

Hand in hand, him and I
We smile wide disguised
Prey we search
And pretty prey, pretty prey we find

Sparkly eyes, that heavy smile
Sparkly eyes, that heavy smile
Your last sight
As you fall through the well

Hand in hand, him and I
We smile wide disguised
Prey we search
And pretty prey, pretty prey we find

Lyrics: Take Me Away (Zero 7 ft. Only Girl)

Artist: Zero 7 ft. Only Girl
Song: Take Me Away
Album: Simple Science (EP)

Hold me and never let go
Love me, I’m ready to show
Love, let me hold you
Love, let me hold you

Heart beat, don’t ever slow
Falling and flying, I’m flying and falling
I’m not afraid
Long as you never leave me
Long as you stay

So take me away
Take me away
Take me away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Search me, and I’ll let you see
You hold the best part of me
Love, let me breathe you
Love, let me breathe you

Heart beat, don’t ever slow
Falling and flying, I’m flying and falling
I’m not afraid
Long as you never leave me
Long as you stay

So take me away
Take me away
Take me away
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Lyrics: Ulla (Goldfrapp)

because typos and format

Artist: Goldfrapp
Song: Ulla
Album: Tales Of Us

swirling horses throw you high
carried on their tales the tides
sailing on the seven seas
seven suns & seven winds were we blinded

take me where the camphor grows
where the moon & freedom sigh
caribou are crossing out
multing elk and where we found you a sunset

sailors sail on all night all day
I’m not lost I’m wandering your way
I know you’re waiting
carry me there

float on glass a mirror hot
with the universe above
try to find a line connect
with a world that makes no sense I’ve a feeling

stream you babble in a rush
busy river flow and wind
always ask the lake it knows
always ask the lake you’ll get all the answers

sailors sail on all night all day
I’m not lost I’m wandering your way
I know you’re waiting
carry me there

Lyrics: Daisy (Danielle Dax)

This song seems to have been forgotten…

Artist: Danielle Dax
Song: Daisy
Album: Blast The Human Flower

Daisy, I know you didn’t mean it but you got her
Oh honey they say you took along a pistol and you shot her

And now the word is out in town
They will come and drag you down
Take away your pride
Take away your liberty

I will give you sympathy
Anything you want of me
I will give you all of my heart

I will give you sanctuary
Everything is safe with me
You have got a hold of my heart

Daisy, they say they made your life not worth the living
Oh but you took it with dignity and pride you were forgiving

But then she pushed you just too far
Broke through your resolve at last
Something gave inside
Something I’m afraid to see

I will give you sympathy
Anything you want of me
I will give you all of my heart

I will give you sanctuary
Everything is safe with me
You have got a hold of my heart

And the men all search the town
But the fox has gone to ground
And they’ll never settle down
Until they find you

And now the word is out in town
They will come and drag you down
Take away your pride
Take away your liberty

I will give you sympathy
Anything you want of me
I will give you all of my heart

I will give you sanctuary
Everything is safe with me
You have got a hold of my heart

And the men all search the town
But the fox has gone to ground
And they’ll never settle down
Until they find you

I will give you sympathy
Anything you want of me
I will give you all of my heart

I will give you sanctuary
Everything is safe with me
You have got a hold of my heart

Lyrics: Honey Bee (Sundae Club)

One of my favorite tracks from the new album. Supposedly this track is a tribute to ELO. Lyrics are in lower case because I felt like it.

Artist: Sundae Club
Song: Honey Bee
Album: British Summer Time (free download for a limited time)

do you sometimes seem to feel in another dimension
you’re still turning on the wheel with no intention

and it is hard to breathe
true love is on the scene
there’s nothing in between

if you could turn this thing around in another direction
maybe you’d burn it to the ground and build it up again

suddenly it’s found
and love is on the scene
there’s nothing in between

on
through those years
kept the sun still rising here
and it is so
honey bee
come on fly on home to me
to me

i can see that you confound all expectations
you’re the one who takes the crown ’cause you’re goin’ places

and anyway it’s sound
cause love is on the scene
there’s nothing in between

on
through those years
kept the sun still rising here
and it is so
honey bee
come on fly on home to me

and on
through those years
kept the sun still rising here
and it is so
honey bee
come on fly on home to me

and on
through those years
kept the sun still rising here
and it is so
honey bee (fade out…)

Lyrics: Veronika (Tricky)

New Tricky album out last week. It’s the first one in five years and it’s really good. Best one since Maxinquaye. This is one of my favorite tracks from the album.

Artist: Tricky (featuring Veronika Coassolo)
Song: Veronika
Album: Knowle West Boy

If I had been on your mind on that day
Holding on to your thoughts
To your mind that way
You coulda never jumped down in those arms
You coulda never left my heart cold

If I had been on your mind on that day
Holding on to your thoughts
To your mind that way
You coulda never jumped down in those arms
You coulda never left my heart cold

Dead
Guilty now
Here there’s no mercy for you
I stand

Burning your image
Your lies
And your hands
You’re dead

I’m building a prayer for the memories
I can’t stand
Your life doesn’t bother me now
I’m discharged

I kill yourself
Just to feel good
And make my life
Better without your trace

You’re dead
Buried under this ground

If I had been on your mind on that day
Holding on to your thoughts
To your mind that way
You coulda never jumped down in those arms
You coulda never left my heart cold

If I had been on your mind on that day
Holding on to your thoughts
To your mind that way
You coulda never jumped down in those arms
You coulda never left my heart cold

Damned
But I felt the shame of the cheap life
For this
I’m blessed

You kept on poisoning all of my days
And for this
Brutally choking
So I bought a smile
From death

The other side of it
Thought of your demise
Was my life
And I love
All my survival skills

I loved you too
But you tried to kill me as well
Too bad
You didn’t give me respect

If I had been on your mind on that day
Holding on to your thoughts
To your mind that way
You coulda never jumped down in those arms
You coulda never left my heart cold

If I had been on your mind on that day
Holding on to your thoughts
To your mind that way
You coulda never jumped down in those arms
You coulda never left my heart cold

Lyrics: Unbound (Suzanne Vega)

Here’s another set of lyrics off Suzanne Vega’s new album Beauty & Crime. The other lyrics online for this song weren’t blatantly wrong, but had missing or incorrect words in almost every verse, and someone doesn’t understand the difference between “its” and “it’s”.

By the way, I think this is probably the best album of the year so far, at least in my opinion.

Artist: Suzanne Vega
Song: Unbound
Album: Beauty & Crime

I knew a plant
Whose roots were bound
And then returned
Into the ground

Every day
I watched it grow
Every day
It struggled so

Roots were bound, the roots were bound
The roots were bound into the ground
Watched it grow, watched it grow
Watched it as it struggled so

I dug it up
I cut the twine
And so like this
I made it mine

I watched it drink
And watched it feed
And grow beyond
Its simple need

Cut the twine, I cut the twine
Cut the twine and made it mine
Watched it feed, watched it feed
Watched it feed the simple need

Unbound, roots unbound
Unbound into the ground
Unbound, roots unbound
Unbound into the ground

I was once
Tied at the root
Confined with twine
Both mind and foot

I cut it loose
And now am free
As anything
Alive can be

(alive can be, alive can be, alive can be…)

At the root, bound at the root
At the root both mind and foot
Am free, now am free
As anything alive can be

Unbound, roots unbound
Unbound into the ground
Unbound, roots unbound
Unbound into the ground

Unbound, roots unbound
Unbound into the ground
Unbound, roots unbound
Unbound into the ground

(into the ground, the ground, the ground…)

Lyrics: New York Is A Woman (Suzanne Vega)

I’ve been listening to Suzanne Vega for ages and she’s finally released a new album recently called ‘Beauty & Crime’ which is pretty good. Even better, it was available on iTunes Plus (high bit-rate and no DRM!). Probably the best track on it is ‘New York Is A Woman’. I tried to find correct lyrics for it but couldn’t find any one site that had the complete and correct lyrics (some were correct but incomplete, others were complete but incorrect), so here’s my version:

Artist: Suzanne Vega
Song: New York Is A Woman
Album: Beauty & Crime

New York City spread herself before you
With her bangles and her spangles and her stars
You were impressed with the city so undressed
You had to go out cruising all the bars

Your business trip extended through the weekend
Suburban boy here for your first time
From the 27th floor above the midtown roar
You were startled by her beauty and her crime

And she’s every girl you’ve seen in every movie
Every dame you’ve ever known on late night TV
In her steam and steel is the passion you feel endlessly

New York is a woman, she’ll make you cry
And to her, you’re just another guy.

Look down and see her ruined places
Smoke and ash still rising to the sky
She’s happy that you’re here but when you disappear
She won’t know that you’re gone to say goodbye

New York is a woman, she’ll make you cry
And to her, you’re just another guy

And she’s every girl you’ve seen in every movie
Every dame you’ve ever known on late night TV
In her steam and steel is the passion you feel desperately

New York is a woman, she’ll make you cry
And to her, you’re just another guy

Lyrics: Angels in the sky (Sundae Club)

Funny story here… Sundae Club is a somewhat obscure new band that has an album called Technostalgia out. Rosminah recently posted on her blog a YouTube video commemorating the CARE program which used the song “Constant Raincheck” by Sundae Club.

It was a catchy little tune of which I found a free mp3 download which got played incessantly over the next few days at which point I ordered their CD from CD Baby. As an aside, CD Baby’s service absolutely and completely rocks. They managed to get a CD from them in Portland to me in Taipei in five days from the time I submitted the order.

Anyways, funny story time: I had found the lyrics for ‘Angels in the sky’ sometime last week on the web. Today I wanted to find them again and for whatever reason my Googling skills let me down. However, my own damn blog popped up consistently on the first page of the search results I was trying by virtue of having the song listed in the ‘Recently Played’ list (over there on the top right) and having a ‘Lyrics’ category listed further down. So since I couldn’t find the lyrics and my blog was showing up anyways, I figured I’d better put up the lyrics so others could find them. (It is rather ironic that my blog seems to rank so highly in Google.)

EDIT: And of course I happen to find the other lyrics page after this is all written up.

Artist: Sundae Club
Song: Angels in the sky
Album: Technostalgia

Thought I saw angels in the sky
And in my dreams, they’re flying by and by
Shining brightly in the sky, so many colors
And it’s so beau-beautiful

Thought I saw angels in the sky
And in my dreams, they’re flying by and by
Shining brightly in the sky, so many colors
And it’s so beau-beautiful

The world is turning as you sleep
Sure of your body I will be
Halos are drawn in the sky
And I hear your cry and it’s so beautiful

Thought I saw angels in the sky
And in my dreams, they’re flying by and by
Shining brightly in the sky, so many colors
And it’s so beau-beautiful

The world is turning as you sleep
Sure of your body I will be
Halos are drawn in the sky
And I hear your cry and it’s so beautiful

The world is turning as you sleep
Sure of your body I will be
Halos are drawn in the sky
And I hear your cry and it’s so beautiful

And as you lie asleep
(Thought I saw angels in the sky)
The world is turning around you
Sure of your body I will be
All this love I can see

And it’s spinning around you
(Thought I saw angels in the sky)
Halos are drawn in the sky
And I hear your cry and it’s so beautiful

And as you lie asleep
(Thought I saw angels in the sky)
The world is turning around you
Sure of your body I will be…