RARITIES FEATURING P J HARVEY

A GIRL LIKE ME (Desert Sessions) DESERT SESSIONS
AIRPLANE BLUES JOHN PARISH & PJ HARVEY
BABY IN A PLASTIC BAG (M Barber) GRAPE
BEFORE THE POISON (Faithfull/Harvey) MARIANNE FAITHFULL
BITTER LITTLE BIRD (Harvey) PJ HARVEY (Unreleased)
BROKEN HOMES (Tricky) TRICKY featuring P J HARVEY
CLAUDINE, MY INFLATABLE ONE (Harvey) P J HARVEY
COLOUR ME GREY (Family Cat) THE FAMILY CAT
COME TO ME (Mark Lanegan) MARK LANEGAN
CRAWL HOME (Desert Sessions) DESERT SESSIONS
DADDY (Harvey/Ellis) SPLEEN
DEATH IS NOT THE END (B Dylan) NICK CAVE
EVOL(Harvey) P J HARVEY
EYEPENNIES(Linkous) SPARKLEHORSE
FEATHERHEAD (Comelade/Harvey) PASCAL COMELADE
GLORIOUS (Polly Harvey) MICK HARVEY
GREEN EYES (Comelade/Harvey) PASCAL COMELADE
HENRY LEE (Traditional/Cave) NICK CAVE
HIT THE CITY (Mark Lanegan) MARK LANEGAN
HITTING THE GROUND (Gano) GORDON GANO & P J HARVEY
HOMO SAPPY BLUES (Harvey) P J HARVEY (Unreleased)
I WONDER AS I WANDER (Niles) P J HARVEY (Unreleased)
IN THE FACTORY (Harvey) MARIANNE FAITHFULL
INTO DEEP NEUTRAL (Callahan) MOONSHAKE
IN A SILENT VIOLENT WAY (Harvey/Maclure/Ellis) SPLEEN
JANET, JOHNNY & JAMES (Smith/The Fall) PJ HARVEY (Unreleased)
JOHNNY HIT & RUN PAULINE (Doe,Cervenka) GIANT SAND
JUST A WORKING GIRL (Callahan) MOONSHAKE
LONELY AVENUE (Comelade/Harvey) BEN WATERS
LOVE TOO SOON (Comelade/Harvey) PASCAL COMELADE
MY FRIENDS HAVE (Harvey) MARIANNE FAITHFULL
NAKED COUSIN (Harvey) P J HARVEY
NICKEL UNDER THE FOOT (Blitzstein) ROB ELLIS & P J HARVEY
NO CHILD OF MINE (Harvey) MARIANNE FAITHFULL
PIANO FIRE (Linkous) SPARKLEHORSE
POLLY JEAN (tribute to PJ) ( JLMurat) J L MURAT
POWDERED WIG MACHINE ( Desert Sessions) DESERT SESSIONS
PRIMED AND TICKING (Harvey) P J HARVEY
PUTTY (Parish) AUTOMATIC DLAMINI
REST SEXTET (Harvey/Ellis) SPLEEN
RIGHT TO FLY (Callahan) MOONSHAKE
RIVER OF DIAMONDS (Family Cat) THE FAMILY CAT
SATISFACTION (Jagger/Richards) P J HARVEY & BJORK
SHAKE YOUR HIPS (J. Moore) P J HARVEY
SHOT OF LOVE (B Dylan) P J HARVEY
SLOW-MOTION-MOVIE-STAR (Harvey) MICK HARVEY
SO YOU GOT A HORSE (Parish) AUTOMATIC DLAMINI
STRAIGHT (Veruca Salt) VERUCA SALT
THE BALLAD OF THE SOLDIER'S WIFE (K Weill) P J HARVEY
THE MYSTERY OF LOVE (Harvey) MARIANNE FAITHFULL
THERE WILL NEVER BE A BETTER TIME (Desert Sessions) DESERT SESSIONS
THIS IS MINE (Bicat/Harvey) P J HARVEY
UH HUH HER (Harvey) P J HARVEY
WANG DANG DOODLE (W Dixon) P J HARVEY
WATER (Parish) AUTOMATIC DLAMINI
THE WATER IS WIDE (Traditional) P J HARVEY
WE'RE MAKING WAR (Callahan) MOONSHAKE
WHY D'YA HAVE TO GO TO CLEVELAND (Harvey/Parish) JOHN PARISH & PJ HARVEY (Unreleased)
WILL'S SONG (Oldham/Harvey/Ellis/Farthing/Fiedler/Feldman) PJ HARVEY
YELL HOLLOW (Parish) AUTOMATIC DLAMINI
YOUR LAST FRIEND IN THIS TOWN (Callahan) MOONSHAKE
ZAZ TURNED BLUE (Weiss/Fagenson) P J HARVEY & ERIC DREW FELDMAN
























A GIRL LIKE ME

Hot skin in the night
And the hour when the animals are born
Crimes of passion are committed

Take me to the morning light
Take me to your leader

It took a girl like me
To bring you to your knees
It took a girl like me

You were my heart
You are my only heart
But this cold air is killing me
And as we make love
The silence, the silence
Trying to find a thread of a failed romance

It took a girl like me
To bring you to your knees
You take a girl like me

I strained my face towards the sky
You put your hand over my mouth
Oh take me, take me to the frozen north
Skating, falling, falling down, down, down
Into icy water

I'll be what you want me to be
To bring you to your knees
Your lover, your daughter
We'll move in slow motion
Falling down, down, down
Into icy water
You took a girl like me

I might never leave this room again
Shut myself inside the old photographs
Faded light of a young girl
Patterns, shadows on the walls
Painted ladies
They look a lot like me

It took a girl like me
To bring you to your knees
You took a girl like me












AIRPLANE BLUES

My man's a pilot on the Birmingham airplane line
I say my man's a pilot on the Birmingham airplane line
When he comes to see me, my man sure comes a flying
I know that my flying man ain't true to me
I know that my flying man ain't true to me
But he's as true as any man can be
He takes me flying, flying, right up to the sky
He takes me flying, flying, right up to the sky
When I'm riding with my man, lord, he rides me so high

First he turns me over then he starts to loop the loop
First he turns me over then he starts to loop the loop
Takes a long long time till his wings begin to droop
He flies me slow, he flies me fast
And I'm hoping, I'm praying he don't run out of gas
So if he ain't true, there's nothing I'm gonna say
Cause I ain't gonna let a man that good fly away












BABY IN A PLASTIC BAG

There was a man who told us all about his yesterdays
He said that come the come, come revolution praise
And though we talked about him, walked about his yesterdays
No crack could snap the fact, he bore them all the way
What a day

Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag

Calling out and falling out with everyone
He saw no application for this summering
Although it hurt a lot and burned a lot of offerings
No calling... turned the granary

Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag

Well I don't like your face
Well I don't like your taste
Well I don't like this place
And I don't need your embrace

Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag

Well I don't like your face
Well I don't like your taste
Well I don't like this place
And I don't need your embrace

In a white room, in a warm man
Warm bizarre
Come and get me
Come and get me
Hang it on, hang heavy
Come
Oh what an education
Too bad, too bad
Oh what a reputation
Baby in a plastic bag












BEFORE THE POISON

Before the poison
I wasn't down
If you'd been there
If you'd been around
I couldn't hear
Couldn't hear a sound
I was floating
Above the groud

Before the poison
I'd lost my fear
Maybe too happy
To even care
Safe in my dream
Couldn't see the fall
Coming on, coming from nowhere
My name to call

No more to say
Nothing's coming my way
No you, no me
No more how can it be?
Nowhere to run
Out of nowhere, poison
This is the end
What's left for you my friend?

Before the poison
I'd laugh out loud
I'd see your face
In any crowd
But speak sofly
Without fear
Hold on, to me
Hold me near
No more to say
Nothing's coming my way
No you, no me
No more how can it be?
Nowhere to run
Out of nowhere, poison
This is the end
What's left for you my friend?













BITTER LITTLE BIRD

I will change
I will transform
I will turn myself
Into a bitter bird

Bitter life fly
To your garden
Bitter life sit
By the lilac tree

I will change
I will transform
Don't shoot me down
This bitter bird

Bitter life fly
In through your window
And bitter stories why
To your sister tell

Oh this sister tell
What are your sorrows
And ask of us of ours












BROKEN HOMES

Those men will break your bones
Don't know how to build stable homes
We lose our voice more each year
Maybe we won't bring soon
Is there cancer in the throat?
No stress
Maybe it's supposed to kill the success
Because success needs killing
Murder is media
False laugh, forged autograph
First my body, now my corpse

Those men will break your bones
Don't know how to build stable homes
Alive is pain, murder is fame
And if you're famous you may get acquitted
If you did it
There's nowhere to run away
Damn you, I hope you pay
And finish the day-to-day
The games we play

Those men will break your bones
Don't know how to build stable homes
I must stay at home
And talk on the telephone
Cause nothing in this world I want from you
Don't fool yourself, I won't cry
Too scared to live
Too quick to die

Those men will break your bones
Don't know how to build stable homes
Those men will break your bones
Don't know how to build stable homes












CLAUDINE, MY INFLATABLE ONE

Claudine I love ya don't be shy
Come 'round my place, I'll blow your mind
I'll show you heaven sure as I can lie
Come on Mr. Heaven let me give you my my my my Mr. Heaven
Um yeah, I'll be, my my my my my Mr. Heaven
Um yeah

I'll make sweet honey, I'll treat you nice
I'll show you sugar, how to juggle them dice
Nail my beard to the bathroom door
If it's what you want baby, come on, come on, take take your Mr. Heaven (scream blue murder)
Um yeah, I'll be, my my my my my Mr. Heaven (scream blue murder)
Um yeah, I'll be, my my my my my my my (scream blue murder)

Claudine, je vous aimais la Bete
I washed your dog, babe, don't forget
Inflate your body, my inflatable queen
Want to get right in your sack o' sack o' skin now Mr. Heaven (scream blue murder)
Um yeah, I'll be, my my my my my Mr. Heaven (scream blue murder)
My god, I'll be, my my my my my Mr. (scream blue murder)

Scream blue murder
Scream blue murder












COLOUR ME GREY

Pour yourself into a drink
It's what you think
I don't have anything to say at all
A funny mess, don't you agree
Just you and me
I don't have anything to do at all
Shall we go out tonight
Will that be alright
Shall we search for our fortune and fame
For oil on peaceful waters
Always stings the same

So just stab me in the back
And call me lover
For nothing now can ever be the same
We'll swap stories of past conquests
We'll tell each other lies
And I'll try so hard to shoulder all the blame
Shall we go out tonight
Will that be alright
Shall we search for our fortune and fame
For oil on peaceful waters
Always stings the same












COME TO ME

Come to me
Light on my shoulder
Come to me
Burn your starry crown

My dark angel
I've tried, I can't get over
'Cause when I think I'm climbing
I'm really so far down

Time takes a while, to break ya
And now, only fire can wake ya

Oh weeping willow
Coughing up my heart
Asked God to see my shadow
And kept us apart

Through my mind's every riot, or revelation
You've just now gone
You've just now gone, as I arrive
At every station

Come to me
Either early or late
I've learned this by habit
Now I know how to wait
Come to me
Come to me
Come to me












CRAWL HOME

No more
It's done
Crawl home
Get gone
Your love
Is evil
Lonesome
My bones

Took me such a long time to figure it out
Now isn't too late I cant do without
Took me such a long time to figure it out
Don't take it away, away, away

Snow storm
My heart
Crawl home
Your love
Is evil
I'm lonesome
Just dead lonely
Were you there?

Took me such a long time to figure it out
Now isn't too late I cant do without
Took me such a long time to figure it out
Don't take it away, away, away












DADDY

Daddy
Hold me
It seems so very dark tonight
And day

Daddy
I can't sleep
Need you to come and sing to me

That the stars
Up in the sky
Will shine down gently on the two of us tonight
And soon enough (Daddy)
It will be light (Baby)
We'll hold on tightly to each other, you and I
I won't cry

Oh Daddy
Your baby
Is weak and calling out your name

My Daddy
Don't leave me
I beg you sing your song again

That the stars
Up in the sky
Will shine down gently on the two of us tonight
And soon enough (Daddy)
It will be light (Baby)
We'll hold on tightly to each other, you and I
And I won't cry
Daddy

That the stars
Up in the sky
Will shine down gently on the two of us tonight
And soon enough (Daddy)
It will be light (Baby)
We'll hold on tightly to each other, you and I
And I won't cry












DEATH IS NOT END

When you're sad and you're lonely
And you haven't got a friend
Just remember that death is not the end

And all that you hold sacred
Falls down and does not mend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When you're standing on the crosroads
That you cannot comprehend
Just remember that death is not the end

And all your dreams have vanished
And you don't know what's up the bend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When the storm clouds gather round you
And heavy rains descend
Just remember that death is not the end

And there is no-one there to comfort you
With a helping hand to lend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

For the tree of life is growing
Where the spirit never dies
And the bright light of salvation
Up in dark and empty skies
When the cities are on fire
With the burning flesh of men
Just remember that death is not the end

And you search in vain to find
Some law-abiding citizen
Just remember that death is not the end

Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end












EVOL

What do you
Know about
Love?
You don't
Know what
I know
And how much?
How much
Will you give me
To tell you
What some
Would kill for
About love?
Yeah

Love
It'll twist out
Your limbs with
Pain
It'll stomp out
Your eyes and
Everything
Love
Evol

Baby how much money?
Read my lips baby
How much money?
Read my lips baby
How much money?
How much baby
Will you give me?

Some call
I the beating heart
Some call it
The god
They're just
romantic fools
I call it evol
Love you got a lot to answer for
Love you got a lot to answer for
Love you got a lot to answer for
Love you got a lot to answer for
Evol
Evol
Evol
Evol
Evol












EYEPENNIES

I will return here one day
And dig up my bones from the clay
I buried nails and strings and hair
And that old tooth I believe was a bear's

I held my hand in the fire
It burned me down to the wires

Blood suckers hide beneath my bed
And black fumes of skin so gently bled
I slept with a cat on my breast
Slowing my heart stealing my breath

At sunrise the monkeys will fly
And leave me with pennies in my eyes

I will return here one day
And dig up my bones from the clay
I buried nails and string and hair
And that old tooth I believe was a bear's

At sunrise the monkeys will fly
And leave me with pennies in my eyes












FEATHERHEAD

When will we ever meet?
Not in this life
When will I be a bird?
Is it this life?

White doves only see
From up high
When will another bird
Kiss my mind

Featherhead all fucked
Up and down days
No, not another night
Another dark place
White doves only see
From up high
When will another bird
Bend my mind












GLORIOUS

A ruined man
Ruined man
Sun set on a seaside town
A lover's sigh
A lover ran
Through the barricades and swam

Hard as diamonds
Strong as steel
A love so deep
It will not heal
The horse won't eat
The bird won't sing
That princess she took everything

And the day will be glorious
And the night will fall over us
And the sea is calm

Hard as diamonds
Strong as steel
A love so deep
It will not heal
I love you inside
I love you out
A love so deep it can't be found

And the day will be glorious
And the night will fall over us
And the sea is calm












GREEN EYES

He called me Magdolene
So much my eyes have seen
Cleopatra would have wept for these of green
I watch the people leave
I Walk the sorry town
When I saw him first
He was looking down

He called me Magdalene
My say Queen
But he would not look
Into these eyes of green
He lay there alone
No-one else around
When I turned to him
He was still looking down

I came
I witnessed
Followed
Found
Returned
Returned
He's still looking down
Still looking down
And the people leave
Leave this girl
Leave this girl
Leave this town
And still he kneels
Does not look at me
He's drawing circles in the ground












HENRY LEE

Get down, get down, little Henry Lee
And stay all night with me
You won't find a girl in this damn world
That will compare with me
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

I can't get down and I won't get down
And spend all night with thee
For the girl I have in that merry green land
I love far better than thee
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

Come take him by his lilly-white hands
Come take him by his feet
And throw him down this deep deep well
Which is more than one hundred feet
And the wind did howl and the wind did blow
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee

Lie there, lie there, little Henry Lee
Till the flesh drops from your bones
For the girl you have in that merry green land
Can wait forever for you to come home
And the wind did howl and the wind did moan
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A little bird lit down on Henry Lee












HIT THE CITY

The dark descends through the promised land
Down kingdom come and the acid band
I'm babylon, burn inside out
Nothing to kill it

I hit the city

In Marianne I dug the hole
And watched her trip on my hollow soul
And in the end all that crawled, was my skin
I couldn't kill it

I hit the city
I hit the city

Ghost arrives at its bitter end
To the promised land and the dark descents
I'm babylon, burn inside out
Nothing to kill it

I hit the city












HITTING THE GROUND

I was beaten up, I was beaten down
By my life and a photographic sound
I was filled with love, I was filled with rage
My life book shook with the turning of it's page

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down

I was not on drugs, I was not on beer
I was still with love, I was full of fear
If I asked the question, life will tell no lie
Love will ask the question are you willing to die

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down

I'm gonna go way up in an aeroplane
I'm gonna go way out insane
I don't know if I'd ever come down
I don't know if I can reach the ground

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down

I'm gonna go way up in an aeroplane
I'm gonna go way out insane
I don't know if I'd ever come down
I don't know if I can reach the ground

I was beaten up, I was beaten down
By my life and a photographic sound
I was filled with love, I was filled with rage
My life book shook with the turning of it's page

Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no friend round, never be found
Hitting the ground, hitting the ground
And there ain't no-one there to help you come down












HOMO SAPPY BLUES

A jaw, a leg bone, a reconstructed skull
No continents or oceans
They died so young

What God sent you?
Sent you from your cave
I need your wisdom
Homo Sapiens

Your path of migration
Is lodged upon a map
Looking like a tattoo
On a kid's forehead

What God sent you?
Sent you from your cave
I need your wisdom
If only for a day

What God sent you?
What God sent you?

They die young around here
With a hunger in their guts
And a taste for Vodka
Their friends faces on their shirts

Last year they killed one
Just for his shoes
Tell me what God sent you?
I got the Homo Sappy Blues

What God sent you?
What God sent you?












I WONDER AS I WANDER

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus our Saviour was born for to die
For poor on'ry people like you and like I
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

When Mary birthed Jesus 'twas in a cow's stall
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all
But high from God's heaven, a star's light did fall
And the promise of ages it then did recall

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing
A star in the sky or a bird on the wing
Or all of God's Angels in heaven to sing
He surely could have it, for he was the King

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus our Saviour was born for to die
For poor on'ry people like you and like I
I wonder as I wander out under the sky













IN A SILENT VIOLENT WAY

So your hearts gone round the bend
How many roads have I crossed again
With a friendly grin all over my face
It's a favourite old trick of mine
I knew you'd let me down in a silent violent way
My eyes, they're in the back of my head
How I'd love to look straight ahead
Not over my shoulder

It's an old favourite trick of mine
I knew you'd lket me down in a silent violent way
The tap drps on the verdigris
With every drop it seems to me
I've been here before












INTO DEEP NEUTRAL

When you're off-kilter and the World it makes no sense
When you spy intruders at your first line of defence

Switch into deep neutral
Drop everything you know
Switch into deep neutral
And everything goes

When everyone's so uptight their laces are undone
Keep taking the tablets, keep the darkness on the run

If you switch into deep neutral
Your consumer choice is made
Switch into deep neutral
And the competition fades

In a deep neutral state there's no race to be won
There's nothing to do cause there's nothing to be done

Switch into deep neutral
Say "That's the way it goes"
Switch into deep neutral
And everything flows

When I make a small commitment, that's when I get the fear
I up the dose of neutral, it's the only legal gear
The cost of living's so dear

Switch into deep neutral
Drop everything you know
Switch into deep neutral
And anything goes

Talking to my best friend, she said that she was going to die
I said "Living is for losers, so there's no need to cry"

Switch into deep neutral
As you hit the endless night
Slide along the tunnel
To the distant wheel of light












IN THE FACTORY

It's hard to believe
In the factory
How they made you
And they made me
Made of ideas
Made to think and feel
Do you feel too much?
Do you feel too real?

You're so full of life
What do you want with mine?
How I loved you once
How I loved you twice
Did I have to pay
Such a heavy price
How I loved you more
Than my own life

Just to be
You and me
Almost real
Almost free

It's hard to believe
In the factory
How we satin feels
And the diamonds gleam
How they made our eyes
Made our hearts and minds
How they built us to
Leave it all behind

Just to be
You and me
Almost real
Almost free












JANET, JOHNNY & JAMES

What if the world crashed in
Unfolding behind your eyelids
Crash your mind
Cracked your mind

Janet and Johnny and James
Crash your mind
Behind your eyelids

The people behind you
With nepotism
Explodes

All that rubbish
That you create
In the lock
Suddenly cranking
Nepotism

Janet and Johnny and James
Janet and Johnny and James

Dearest Lord, hear me now
Janet and Johnny
Coming over the mountain
From New Guinea
They see a star
They see a future
From you, our creator
They see the future
That would never happen












JOHNNY HIT AND RUN PAULINE

Shooting sterilis hypo
Sex machine drug
24 hours
Shoot Pauline between the legs
96 tears to 24 hours
Sex once an hour

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

L.A. bust, doors open
Kicking both doors open
Arrested on 6th street
That's when it (brought) drove our girl inside
She was spreading her legs and didn't mind dying
He was still awake

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

He was waking up beside the bed
Found clumps of hair
At least Pauline wouldn't co-operate
She was not what you'd call living
He was still awake

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline












JUST A WORKING GIRL

A sixteen year old virgin out drinking with his mates
A layman, with the key to the Pearly Gates
Signs his fake name in illegible scrawl
And a right-on type, the most ashamed of all

Just a working girl
Schemes and missed appointments
Just a working girl
Dreams and disappointments

A fishmonger who hasn't washed for a week
A graphic artist who rinses so much he squeaks
A butcher with knotted muscles and a potted belly
Medical students, all schoolboy chuckles and petroleum jelly

Just a working girl
Schemes and missed appointments
Just a working girl
Dreams and disappointments

The overalls of bricklayers on a saturday night
The suits of glum professionals with midweek blight
The glasses of computer freaks who've laid their software down
And the arses of accountants heaving up and down, up and down

Just a working girl
Schemes and missed appointments
Just a working girl
Dreams and disappointments

A sales assistant with his petty hand in the till
The gasman is collecting just one more bill
A headmaster with a polaroid and a pleated uniform
The nightwatchman stops by quickly on his long walk home

Just a working girl
Schemes and missed appointments
Just a working girl
Dreams and disappointments












LONELY AVENUE

Now my room has got two windows but the sunshine never comes through
You know it's always dark and dreary since I broke it off with you

I live on a lonely avenue
My little girl wouldn't say, "I do"
Well, I feel so sad and blue
And it's all because of you
I could cry, I could cry, i could cry
I could die, I could die, I could die
On lonely avenue, lonely avenue

And my covers they feel like lead and my pillow it feels like stone
Well, I've tossed and turned so every night, I'm not used to being alone

I live on a lonely avenue
My little girl wouldn't say, "I do"
Well, I feel so sad and blue
You know it's all because of you
I could cry, I could cry, i could cry
I could die, I could die, I could die
On lonely avenue, lonely avenue

I could cry, I could cry, i could cry
I could die, I could die, I could die
On lonely avenue, lonely avenue

Now I've been so sad and lonesome since you've left this town
If I could beg or borrow the money I would be a highway bound

Well I live on a lonely avenue
My little girl wouldn't say, "I do"
Well, I feel so sad and blue
It's all because of you
I could cry, I could cry, i could cry
I could die, I could die, I could die
Lonely avenue, lonely avenue













LOVE TOO SOON

I have loved
In my life
As a child
I often cried

And love too soon
Can fade away
Love too soon
Can fade away

In the sun
Light of day
I can see
Your face change

And love too soon
Fades away
Love too soon
Can fade away

And this dreadful
Crime to see
Breaks my heart
Into pieces

Love too soon
Can fade away
Love too soon
Can fade away

How false the heart
How false the day
When you swore your love
The branches now decay

Love too soon
And fades away
Love too soon
And fades away












MY FRIENDS HAVE

My friends have many features
Many reasons, I can believe them
My friends have many things that
I am needing, to keep me singing

Yeah, you're a friend of mine
You're a friend of mine
Yeah, you're a friend of mine
You're a friend of mine

My friends have many mountains,
Many mountains that I can breathe in
My friends have many houses,
Many caves that I can choose to live in

Yeah, you're a friend of mine
I love these friends of mine
Yeah, you're a friend for life
I love these friends of mine

My friends have many pathways,
Many roads that I can choose to take
My friends have many highways,
Where I can find my way back home again

Yeah, you're a friend of mine
I love these friends of mine
Yeah, you're a friend for life
I love these friends of mine

My friends have always been there,
To help me shape my crooked features
My friends have picked me up again,
And pushed my enemies out of the picture

Yeah, you're a friend of mine
You're a friend of mine
Yeah, you're a friend of mine
You're a friend for life

I love these friends of mine
I love these friends of mine
You're a friend of mine
I love these friends of mine












NAKED COUSIN

My naked cousin
I see him running
All over headland
Scared as a chic-a-chicken and

His naked skin fries
Fries in the sun, but my
My naked cousin can
Cook till he's good, good and done

I hate his smell and
I hate his company but
But most of all I hate that
He looks just-a-just like me

His naked skin fries
Fries in the sun, but my
My naked cousin can
Cook till he's good, good and done

He's running
He's running
He's running
He's running

He run from burning bushes
He run from bank of senate
He run from everything that
Upsets his master plan and

And if he flips then I am
As good as done, but my
My naked cousin, I know
He'll just keep running

He's running
He's running
He's running
He's running

Running naked through the trees
Scared the shit right out of me
Bought my ticket, take my ride
Take me to the sunny side
Running naked through the trees
Scared the shit right out of me
Bought my ticket, take my ride
Begging of you please please please
Please please please (he's running)
Please please please (he's running)
Please please please (he's running)












NICKEL UNDER THE FOOT

Maybe you wonder what it is
Makes people good or bad
Why some guy, an ace without a doubt
Turns out to be a bastard
And the other way about

I'll tell you what I feel
It's just the nickel under the heel
Oh you can live like hearts and flowers
And everyday is a wonderland tour
Oh you can dream and scheme and happily put
And take, take and put
But first be sure
That nickel's under your foot

Go stand on someone's neck while you take him
Cut into somebody's throat as you put
For every dream and scheme, depending on whether
All through the storm
You've kept it warm
That nickel under your foot

And if you're sweet then you'll grow rotten
Your pretty heart covered over with soot
And if for once you're gay and devil-may-care-less
And oh so hot
I'll know you've got
That nickel under your foot












NO CHILD OF MINE

You are my child
And how you've grown
But there are things
That you must learn
That everyman
Must stand alone
And family
You must disown

Go on, find your own way
Go on, find your own way
Go on, find your own way
Go on, find your own way

Don't cry my child
You must know
That everyman
I've ever loved
Has been a child
And fatherless
Trust in yourself
It's all that you can trust

Go on, find your own way
Go on, find your own way
Go on, find your own way
Go on, find your own way

I have no time for hate or love
Hey child, you're so full of woe
I have no time for hate or lying
Hey child, you're no child of mine












PIANO FIRE

I got sunburnt waiting for the jets to land
Circus people with hairy little hands
Come on boys strike up the army band
I got sunburnt waiting for the jets

How do you feel?
How do you feel?
I can't seem to see through solid marble eyes

Fiery pianos wash up on a foggy coast
Squeaky old organs have given up the ghost
Fire them up and kill the pianos
There's creaky old organs burning on the coast

How do you feel?
How do you feel?
I can't seem to breath with a rusted metal heart
I can't seem to see through solid marble eyes












POLLY JEAN (tribute to PJ by JL Murat)

Je
voulais voir des corsaires
User des espadons
Me baigner nu dans la mer
Changer de religion

Enfin
sauter du manège
Chavirer dans la nuit
Voir si je serais le même
Sur la mer en furie

J'avais
rêvé de poursuivre
Sur des rochers luisants
Le galurin de PJ
Galure rouge sang

Profilée
dans ses étoffes
Elle hâtait le pas
Elle embrasa
Comme fastoche
Toutes nos haies de lilas

La
houle du désir
Emportait Saint-Malo
Nos coeurs évanouis
Gisaient au fond de l'eau

J'ai
soulevé la mantille
Aspergé de citron
L'âme grise qu'on aspire

Je
regarde et me fascine
La vague où je m'ébats
J'y vois rouler des mantilles
Que je ne connais pas

Voilà
déjà que claque
Son tissu rouge sang
Elle en coiffe sa tête
Et me glace Le sang

J'avais
rêvé de poursuivre...

Même
pris par la police
Police des sentiments
Je garde intact mon désir
Rouge sang Dedans

Sur
les mâts de misaine
Les marins vous diront
Que le galure de la reine
N'existe qu'en chansons

J'avais
rêvé de poursuivre...












POWDERED WIG MACHINE

Won't you take this dance, this dance with me?
Oh wont you take my hand, my hand and lead?

Come on, come to me

Take off your mask, your mask, kiss me

Come on, come with me

Dance on, dance on my heart said your feet

Come on, come to me

Come on

You charm the joy the right out of me
Seduce my mind, make my heart sing












PRIMED AND TICKING

I believe I fell from above
Primed and ticking for your love
I believe I could rub you right
Hang and dollar you day and night
I believe I could stretch your hopes
Widely as his mercy flows
Come on baby, give me your time
I've seen it in the stars, you're mine
I believe my days will end with you
It's you

I'm so young and I'm so strong
Get my blood up when I'm gone
Nothing, baby, is too big for me
Take it from his company
I could take you to heaven's highs
Trust me baby, I'll rub you right
I don't eat, I don't need to sleep
Fire and desire's good enough for me
I believe my days will end with you
It's you

I think I'm ticking
I think I'm ticking
I'm primed and ticking
I think I'm ticking

I believe my days will end with you
It's you

I believe my days will end with you

You look at me like I shot your dog
Venus, me, I'm the god of love
Don't you turn your back, beauty queen
Remember how I wiped you clean
I could stretch your wildest hopes
As widely as his mercy flows
You gorgeous stack of pancakes, you
You're going nowhere till I'm through
I believe my days will end with you
It's you

I believe my lonesome days are through
It's you

I think I'm ticking
I think I'm ticking
I'm primed and ticking
I think I'm ticking

I believe my days will end with you












PUTTY

Silly putty
What he was in this sculptress' hands
Will gone bendy
Done swaying in a rubber band
And his feet gone first
Then a desert thirst in his throat
Lips gonna burst

Cap of a bottle
Rolled down to the edge of the bin
She noticed the beer wasn't cooling him
And his feet gone first
Then a desert thirst in his throat
Lips gonna burst
The tip of her knife
Cut a nick in his vein
She said "Model today?
(you're all the same)"

Silly putty
What he was in this sculptress' hands
She cut a tension line
She had him standing
And his feet gone first
Then a desert thirst in his throat
Lips gonna burst
The tip of her knife
Cut a nick in his vein
She said "Hey hey you're all the same"












REST SEXTET

I'd kill you
Or you'd kill me
I could wreck that head of yours

Move it from side to side
Then we'll see
You can't take that away from me

Try to be strong
Try to be kind
Try to pretend
But I can't live a lie
And nor he
Oh he could have been a friend to me
No matter what you think or do
It always comes back to you

Here I am
Round again
Is this the end?
Now you won't ever find me












RIGHT TO FLY

Bowling along the street like an empty carton
Mouthing words to music no-one else can hear
Rolling in the gutter like a stolen hubcab
The force field means no-one will come near

I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got my head in the clouds
And my feet on the ground
I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got a right to fly

Try and engage some conversation
But people's teeth grind and hackles rise
And then they get that glazed look in their eyes
They press a tarnished coin into my greasy mitt
My clothes catch the rain, the sun, the sweat

I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got my head in the clouds
And my feet on the ground
I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got a right to fly

One last soldier behind a shield of offense
People attacking with curled lips and glances
Mind grows propellers and pilots
And retro-rockets taking off to where the alley wind dances

I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got my head in the clouds
And my feet on the ground
I've got a right to fly
And you're wrong to bring me down
I've got a right to fly

You're wrong
You're so wrong












RIVER OF DIAMONDS

As I wander madly long this sun-cracked river bed
A hundred carrion crows are circling
High above my head
They cast an evil shadow as they wheel and cry above
Me, I'm just walking down the river
Searching for

Hey
Where is the place where I belong
Carry on carry on carry on
Back to the place where you belong

The clouds hand deep and heavy
As I see the house below
A wind both kind and fragrant melts the last
Remnants of snow
I'm crazy and you know it as I walk this final mile
Me, I'm just walking down the river
Searching for

Hey
Where is the place where I belong
Carry on carry on carry on
Back to the place where you belong

A cat slinks out beneath me as I take a step inside
The dust lies thick and heavy on the things
I owned with pride
The memory of your face still lingers
And your spirit too
Me, I'm just walking down the river
Searching for

Hey
Where is the place where I belong
Carry on carry on carry on
Back to the place where you belong












SATISFACTION

I can't get no
Satisfaction
I can't get no
Satisfaction
And I try
And I try
And I try
And I try
I can't get no
No, no, no

When I'm driving in my car
And a man comes on the radio
Telling more and more
About some useless information
Designed to fire my imagination
I can't get no
No, no, no

Hey, hey, hey
That's what I'd say

I can't get no
Satisfaction
I can't get no
Satisfaction
And I try
And I try
And I try
And I try

When I'm riding round the world
And I'm doing this and I'm signing that
And I'm trying to make some girl
Tell me, Baby, maybe come back
Maybe next week
Cause you see I'm on a losing streak
I can't get no
No, no, no

Hey, hey, hey
That's what I say
I can't get no
Satisfaction

I say hey, hey, hey
That's what I say












SHAKE YOUR HIPS (HIP SHAKE)

I wanna tell you ’bout a dance
That’s goin’ around
Everybody’s movin'
From the grownups down
Don’t move your head
Don’t move your hands
Don’t move your lips
Just shake your hips

Do the hip shake, babe
Do the hip shake, babe
Shake your hips, babe
Shake your hips, babe

What you don’t know
Don’t be afraid
Just listen to me
Do what I say
Don’t move your head
Don’t move your hands
Don’t move your lips
Just shake your hips

Do the hip shake, babe
Do the hip shake, babe
Shake your hips, babe
Shake your hips, babe
Now ain’t that easy

I met a little girl
In a country town
She said what do you know
There’s slim harpo!
Didn’t move her head
Didn’t move her hands
Didn’t move her lips
Just shook her hips

Do the hip shake, babe
Do the hip shake, babe
Shake your hip, babe
Shake your hip, babe
Now ain’t that easy












SHOT OF LOVE

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love
Don't need a shot of heroin to kill my disease
Don't need a shot of turpentine, to bring me to my knees
Don't need a shot of codeine to help me to repent
Don't need a shot of whiskey, help me to be president

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love

Doctor, can you hear me? I need some Medicaid
I seen the kingdoms of the world and it's making me feel afraid
What I got ain't painful, it's just bound to kill me dead
Like the men that followed Jesus, they put a price upon His head

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love

I don't need no alibi when I'm spending time with you
I've heard all of them rumors and you have heard em too
Don't show me no picture show or give me no book to read
It don't satisfy the hurt inside nor the habit that it feeds

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love

Why would I want to take your life?
You've only murdered my father, raped his wife
Tattooed my babies with a poison pen
Mocked my God, humiliated my friends

I don't wanna be with nobody tonight, Veronica ain't nowhere, Mavis just ain't right
There's a man that hates me, he's swift, smooth and near
Am I supposed to set back and wait until he's here?

I need a shot of love
I need a shot of love












SLOW-MOTION-MOVIE-STAR

In slow motion
Make love to me
Fall in slow motion
So easily

I'd do anything
To see you again
I'd do anything

I want to protect you
Want to poccess
All in slow motion
I wished we'd kissed

I'd do anything
To see you again
I'd do anything

How will,
As we fall in love,
You put on your make up?
Slow motion movie
Slow motion movie
Look nothing like Mary
Another virginal mother

Have we taken it too far?
slow-moition-movie-star

I'd do anything
To see you again
I'd do anything













SO YOU GOT A HORSE

So you got a horse
Did it come in a box
Almost got my heel caught in the stirrups
Woah feeling giddy..er..giddy..er..clip clop
Mmmm I like the feel of these reins
Kind of power steering
Take her out a while
There's a bit of play

Four feet and something
Feels like nothing
Careful with that mouth of yours boy
I don't want she should bolt

So you got a horse
So what you gonna do with it
Aw she's madonna
All cloven hoof and flared nose
You whp her ass and you watch her go
Hey hey grandad, hey let it go
I'm feeling sick, I'm letting go

Four feet and something
Feels like nothing
Careful with that mouth of yours boy
I don't want she should bolt












STRAIGHT

You sleep better when you're
You eat better when you're
You sing better when you're
You need me more when you're straight

Is this the weekend?
Is that your girlfriend?
She's green and innocent
You smoke her like she's incense
She's smilin'

I'll wait 'til summer's over
I'll love you through october
I'll give you everything
I'll trade you anything for her
Stay straight for me
Stay straight for me
Stay straight for me
Stay straight for me












THE BALLAD OF THE SOLDIER'S WIFE

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the ancient city of Prague
From Prague came a pair of high heeled shoes
With a kiss or two came the high heeled shoes
From the ancient city of Prague

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Oslo, over the sound
From Oslo there came a collar of fur
How appeases her, little collar of fur
From Oslo, over the sound

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the wealth of Amsterdam
From Amsterdam
He got her a hat
She looked sweet in that
In a little dutch hat
From the wealth of Amsterdam

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Brussels in Belgium land
From Brussels he sent
Her laces so rare
To have and to wear
Oh those laces so rare
From Brussels in Belgium land

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Paris, city of light
In Paris he got her a silken gown
T'was end in town
Oh silken gown
From Paris, city of light

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the south from Bucharest
From Bucharest
He sent her his shirt
Embroidered and pert
That Rumanian shirt
From the south of Bucharest

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From far-off Russian land
From Russia there came
Just a widow's veil
A death to be wed
In her widows veil
From the far-off Russian land












THE MYSTERY OF LOVE

When you're not by my side
The world's in two, and I'm a fool

When you're not in my sight
Then everything, just fades from view

The mystery of love belongs to you
The mystery of love belongs to you

Tell me, have you changed your mind?
Am I a fool, because of you?

Tell me, do we still have time?
To make this wrong somehow be right

The mystery of love belongs to you
The mystery of love belongs to you

Show me sweetness, show me summer skies
Show me how to make this wrong seem right
Show me laughter in your pale blue eyes
Tell me, tell me have you changed your mind?












THERE WILL NEVER BE A BETTER TIME

There will never be a better time
There will never be a greater time
Oh

If I could change, change everything
If I could change my name, learn to forgive
There's never been a better time (oh i know)
There will never be a greater time

When i look for god I lose my way
When I look for you I lose my place
Kissing anything that comes my way
Burning anything that will burn

I wanna change, change everything
Gonna change my name, learn to forgive
Love passes me by in all the wrong places
Love passes me by, I'll lose my way
I wanna catch them all

There will never be a greater time
There will never be a better time

There will never be a better time
There will never be a greater time












THIS IS MINE

All of this is mine
All of this is mine
Want it like a crime
All of this is mine

The beat
Of a bird
Too fast
For my heart

All of this

All of this is mine
All of this is mine (this is mine)
Want it like a crime (this is mine)
Give these lips of mine (this is mine)

The beat
Of a bird
Too fast
For my heart
Too fast
For my heart

This is mine












UH HUH HER

Rejection
Rejection
Rejection

Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her
Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her

The valley is crying
Don't ask me why it's grieving

Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her
Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her

I fail to see
All with my tears
I drown the fears
You will remember, remember me

The valley, it's crying
The valley is grieving
He's leaving, abandoning me

Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her
Don't marry uh huh huh
Don't marry uh huh huh her

I fail to see
All with my tears
I drown your fears
You will remember, remember me












WANG DANG DOODLE

Tell automatic Slim
Tell razor totin' Jim
Tell butcher knife toting Nanny
Tell fast talking fanny
We're gonna pitch a ball
Down to the union hall
We're gonna romp and trump till midnight
We're gonna fuss and fight till daylight
We're gonna get your wang dang doodle all night long

Tell cooda-crawling Ray
To tell abyssinia Ned
To tell old pistol Pete
To tell everybody he meets
Tonight we need no rest
We're gonna really throw a mess
We're gonna knock down all the windows
We're gonna kick down all the doors
We're gonna get your wang dang doodle all night long

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

Tell fats and washbone Sam
Everybody gonna jam
Tell shaking boxcar Joe
We got sawdust on the floor
Now tell Peggy and Colin Die
We're gonna have a heck of a time
Now when the fish scent fill the air
There'll be snuff juice everywhere
We're gonna get your wang dang doodle all night long

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long












WATER

Pulled the pin
Look at that guy
Count to three
Writing postcards
His arm twist like a cat's spine
Nothing on his mind
Closed his eyes and hummed
I'm confused and thirsty
Waited to explode
He got orangeena by his side
Waited to feel fine
You speak English?
Well he weren't holed up in no bunker you know
What a dummy
Just walking the bank
21 and never been unbuttoned
Watching the river go
Yeah - he was already lost
Past a queen in crocodile shoes
Still gave me a drink of course
Square-toes from out of town
Was going to ask him if he wanted
Past a fridge on wheels forgetting the news
Something in it and
Past a wrinkled breast that's
To send me a card from this little island
Going to brown
But he stood up brushing lunch
Pulled the pin
From his shirt
Count to three
And I'm already back at work
He arch his back into the sun
Look at that jerk
Saw Lawrence on the water
On Lawrance on the water
He felt the water run
He make me wanna run
He waited to explode
He make me put my head in my hands












THE WATER IS WIDE

The water is wide, I cannot cross over
And neither have I wings to fly
Oh, build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

There is a ship, and she sails the seas
She's laden deep, as deep can be
But not so deep as the love I'm in
I know not if I sink or swim

Oh, love is handsome and love is fine
Bright as a jewel when first it's new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away, like the morning dew












WE'RE MAKING WAR

We're making war, lover
We are not getting on
I will not change to keep the peace
You won't admit you're wrong
I've got a bellyful of grudges and I will not let them out
The wreckage of your previous life
You will not sort it out

The dirt we keep on raking
The giving up, the taking
And we keep on making war, darling

The stand off is coming
The wounds should heal without a scar
But the stitches keep on breaking
And you keep on phoning
And I keep on moaning
And we keep on making war

Sweetheart, destroying our best laid plans
I will not explain myself and you refuse to understand
Our friends all become traitors as we wave our piece of paper
The ammunition's loaded
And the troops are at the border
But I might be bluffing
And you might be faking
But we keep making war












WHY D'YA GO TO CLEVELAND

Baby
Oh man, why d'ya do it?

My dead end love affair
Turned me to alcahol
Took me to 'big nowhere'
Took me to 'out of town'

I was just seventeen
He had a motor car
Gave me a wedding ring
Gave me a rubber doll

Man i believed him
And what he say about Cleveland
My American dreamboat
Dreamland Ohio
He said one day I'd be something

My dead end love affair
Drove me to seek out god
Turned me from beaty queen
Turned me to alcahol

Man i believed him
And what he say about Cleveland
My American dreamboat
Dreamland Ohio
He said one day I'd be something

Why d'ya have to go down there?
Why d'ya have to go down there?

He'd say someday I'd be
Someday I'd be something












WILL'S SONG

Silly boy
Have you no place to wait for me?
Wait outside
Through the window, look and see
I am here
Sitting straight up in this chair
Figuring
How a boy like you could care

I'm a girl
With a rose upon each cheek
Lady love
That a boy like you would seek
I just need
Here a bit to hold my thought
Where you can't, where you can't
See a way it could be bought

I am here
I'm a girl
I just need
Had a will

I am easy
It's too hard to say no
A request
Helps decide where I should go
Have I a will
Of my own?
It's gone away, it's gone away
To the assertive one

I am here
I'm a girl
I just need
Had a will

You deserted me one day
But I don't mind
I worked so hard to be safe
A waif here (let it rest, okay)
Happily blown out to sea












YELL HOLLOW

Carve yourself another tongue drum
Beat upon yourself
You find that you're resonating some?
Yell hollow

Float down this river
Make out like a pleasure boat
Make out like your day delivers

You might be someone's politician
You might be someone's wife
You might think you're someone's ticket to Eden
I think you done nothing with your life

Carve yourself into another totem
Believe it of yourself
You reckon you're filled with something?

You might be someone's politician
You might be someone's wife
You might think you're someone's ticket to Eden
I think you done nothing with your life
Yell hollow












YOUR LAST FRIEND IN THIS TOWN

Well, my clothes are my badge of business
My associates are satellites
My product's all that you deserve
The last ditch my merchandise
The only shelter you have found
I'm a rumour goes round
And I'm your last friend in this town

Saw you coming from miles away
Whites of your eyes as clear as day
I'm a voice fading in from the general hum
You wouldn't believe things I have done
I'm the only safety net around
You slipped and you're going down
And I'm your last friend in this town

Last friend now
In this town

Well, one day you'll learn how to read a face
When you find your final resting place
And when you've learnt all the tricks of the trade
In my image, you'll be made
You'll be out in the hunting ground
Preying on weaknesses you've found
With your last friend in this town












ZAZ TURNED BLUE

Zaz had red hair
He didn't care
He always laughed aloud
He wasn't proud
Just a real easy guy
Wouldn't tell a lie
But then one day
Zaz turned blue

Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do?
Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do?
When Zaz turned blue

One night in the park
For a lark
Zaz let Steve Brown
Fool around
Steve squeezed his neck
Figured what the heck
But Zaz hit the ground
He was down

Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do?
Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do?
When Zaz turned blue

After high school
Zaz was cool
He worked on cars
And went to bars
And then one day
He went away
And became a marine
At the age of eighteen
But he didn't want to fight
Didn't do it out of spite
And he didn't want to die, no
He didn't want to die
And he seemed kind of strange
Could it be that he'd changed
On that night in the park
When he fainted in the dark

Zaz didn't die
Lucky guy
There were no parades
How the glory fades
Now he shoots lots of pool
And as a rule
Wears a silly grin
On his chin
It all started when

Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do?
Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do?
When Zaz turned blue

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