P J HARVEY
STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA

BIG EXIT (Harvey)
GOOD FORTUNE (Harvey)
A PLACE CALLED HOME (Harvey)
ONE LINE (Harvey)
BEAUTIFUL FEELING (Harvey)
THE WHORES HUSTLE AND THE HUSTLERS WHORE (Harvey)
THE MESS WE'RE IN (Harvey)
YOU SAID SOMETHING (Harvey)
KAMIKAZE (Harvey)
THIS IS LOVE (Harvey)
HORSES IN MY DREAMS (Harvey)
WE FLOAT (Harvey)
THIS WICKED TONGUE (Harvey)

























BIG EXIT

Look out ahead
I see danger come
I wanna pistol
I wanna gun
I'm scared baby
I wanna run
This world's crazy
Give me the gun

Baby, baby
Ain't it true
I'm immortal
When I 'm with you
But I want a pistol
In my hand
I wanna go to
A different land

I met a man
He told me straight
"You gotta leave
It's getting late"
Too many cops
Too many guns
All trying to do something
No-one else has one
Baby, baby
Ain't it true
I'm immortal
When I 'm with you

But I want a pistol
In my hand
I wanna go to
A different land

Sometimes it rains so hard
And I feel the hurt
In my heart
Feels like the end of the world
I see the children
Sharp as knives
I see the children
Dead and alives
Beautiful people
Beautiful girls
I just feel like it's the end of the world

I walk on concrete
I walk on sand
But I can't find
A safe place to stand
I'm scared baby
I wanna run
This world's crazy
Gimme the gun

Baby, baby
Ain't it true
I'm immortal
When I 'm with you
But I want a pistol
In my hand
I wanna go to
A different land












GOOD FORTUNE

Threw my bad fortune
Of the top of
A tall building
I'd rather have done it with you
Your boy smile
Five in the morning
Looked into your eyes
And I was really in love

In Chinatown
Hung over
You showed me
Just what I could do

Talking about
Time travel
And the meaning
Just what it was worth

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune slipping away
And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got something good to say

Things I once thought
Unbelievable
In my life
Have all taken place
When we walked through
Little Italy
I saw my reflection
Come right of your face

I paint pictures
To remember
You're too beautiful
To put into words
Like a gypsy
You dance in circles
All around me
And all over the world

And I feel like
Some bird of paradise
My bad fortune slipping away
And I feel the
Innocence of a child
Everybody's got something good to say

So I take my
Good fortune
And I fantasize
Of our leaving
Like some modern-day
Gypsy landslide
Like some modern day
Bonnie and Clyde

On the run again
On the run again












A PLACE CALLED HOME

One day I know
We'll find a place of hope
Just hold on to me
Just hold on to me
Walk tight, one line
You're wanted this time
There's no one to blame
Just hold on to me

(Come on my love)
And I'm right on time
And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
And the bells keep ringing
And the battle is won
And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
And the girl keeps singing
One day they'll be a place for us

I walk and I wade
Through full lands and lonely
I stumble, I stumble
With you I wait
To be born again
With love comes the day
Just hold on to me

(Come on my love)
And I'm right on time
And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
And the bells keep ringing
One day they'll be a place for us

And the battle is won
And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
And the girl keeps singing
One day they'll be a place for us

Now is the time
To follow through
To read the signs
Now the message sent
Let's bring it to it's final end

And I'm right on time
And the birds keep singing
And you're right on line
And the bells keep ringing
One day they'll be a place for us

And the battle is won
And the planes keep winging
And I'm right on time
And the girl keeps singing
One day they'll be a place for us

One day
I
Know
They'll be
A place
Called
Home












ONE LINE

Do you remember the first kiss?
Star shooting across the sky
To come to such a place as this
You never left my mind

I'm watching from the wall
As in the streets we fight
This world all gone to war
All I need is you tonight

And I draw a line
To your heart today
To heart from mine
A line to keep us safe

All through the rising sun
All through the circling years
You were the only one
Who could have brought me here

And I draw a line
To your heart today
To heart from mine
A line to keep us safe
And I draw a line
To your heart today
To heart from mine
And pray to keep us safe

Watch the stars now moving
Across the sky
Keep this feeling
Safe tonight












BEAUTIFUL FEELING

Sometimes I can see for miles
Through water and fire
From England to America
I feel life meet my eyes

And it's the best thing
It's the best thing
It's the best thing
A beautiful feeling

A smile from San Diego
He's still a boy
Two ends to every rainbow
And a train from Mexico

And he's the best thing
He is the best thing
He is the best thing
A beautiful feeling

And when I watch you move
And I can't think straight
And I am silenced
And I can't think straight

And it's the best thing
It's the best thing
The best thing
Such a beautiful feeling












THE WHORES HUSTLE AND THE HUSTLERS WHORE

Speak to me of
Universal laws
The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
All around me
People bleed
Speak to me
Your song of greed

Speak to me
Of you inner charm
Of how you'll keep me
Safe from harm
I don't think so
I don't see
Speak to me
Of your inner peace

Little people
At the amusement park
City people
In the dark
Speak to us
Send us a sign
Just give us something
To keep us trying

The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
Too many people out of love
The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
The city's ripped right to the core

Speak to me
Of heroin and speed
Genocide and suicide
Of syphilis and greed
Speak to me
The language of love
The language of violence
The language of the heart

This isn't the first time
I've asked for money or love
Heaven and earth
Don't ever mean enough
Speak to me
Of heroin and speed
Just give me something
I can believe

The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
Too many people out of love
The whores hustle and the hustlers whore
The city's ripped right to the core












THE MESS WE'RE IN

Can you hear them?
The helicopters?
I'm in New York
No need for words now
We sit in silence
You look me in the eye directly
You met me
I think it's Wednesday
The evening, the mess we're in

The city sun sets over me
The city sun sets over me

Night and day
I dream of
Making love to you now baby
Love making on screen
Impossible dream
And I have seen
The sunrise over the river
The freeway, reminding of
This mess we're in

The city sun sets over me
The city sun sets over me

What were you wanting?
I just want to say
Don't ever change
And thank you
I don't think we will meet again
I really must leave now
Before the sunrise
Above skyscrapers
The sin and
This mess we're in

The city sun sets over me
The city sun sets over me












YOU SAID SOMETHING

On a rooftop in Brooklyn
At one in the morning
Watching the lights flash
In Manhattan
I see five bridges
The Empire State Building
And you said something
That I've never forgotten

We lean against railings
Describing the colours
And the smells of our homelands
Acting like lovers
How did we get here?
To this point of living?
I held my breath
And you said something

And I'm doing nothing wrong
Riding in your car
The radio playing
We sing up to the eighth floor
A rooftop, Manhattan
At one in the morning
And you said something
That I've never forgotten

You said something
You said something
You said something
That was really important












KAMIKAZE

How could that happen?
How could that happen again?
Where the fuck was I looking
When all his horses came in?
And he built an army
Of kamikaze

Ten thousand willing
Pilots flying
Interfacing
Space and beyond
Built an army
To come and find me

Beyond all reason
Beyond all my hopes
The call of duty
Another war zone
(Makes me moan)

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You can't touch me
Kamikaze

Eight miles high
He walks his path
And I follow mine
One truth for one eye
He's come to find me

Ten thousand willing
Pilots flying
Interfacing
Space and beyond
Here is his army
Space and here we come

Kamikaze
Kamikaze
You don't touch me
Kamikaze

Kamikaze
You don't touch me
Kamikaze
You don't touch me

Space here we come












THIS IS LOVE

I can't believe that life's so complex
When I just want to sit here and watch you undress
I can't believe that life's so complex
When I just want to sit here and watch you undress

This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love
That I'm feeling

Does it have to be a life full of dread
I wanna chase you round the table, I wanna touch your head
Does it have to be a life full of dread
I wanna chase you round the table, I wanna touch your head

This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love
That I'm feeling

I can't believe that the axis turns on suffering
When you taste so good
I can't believe that the axis turns on suffering
When my head burns

Love, love, love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, love, love
That I'm feeling

Even in the summer
Even in the spring
You can never get too much of
A wonderful thing

You're the only story that I never told
You're my dirty little secret, wanna keep you so
You're the only story that never been told
You're my dirty little secret, wanna keep you so

Come on out, come on over, help me forget
Keep the walls from falling as they're tumbling in
Come on out, come on over, help me forget
Keep the walls from falling on me, tumbling in
Keep the walls from falling as they're tumbling in

This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, this is love
That I'm feeling
This is love, love, love
That I'm feeling












HORSES IN MY DREAMS

Horses in my dreams
Like waves, like the sea
They pull out of here
They pull, they are free

Rode a horse round the world
Along the tracks of a train
Broke the record, found the gold
Set myself free again

I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
Silent, I have pulled myself clear

Horses in my dreams
Like waves, like the sea
On the tracks of a train
Set myself free again

I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
I have pulled myself clear
Silent, I have pulled myself clear












WE FLOAT

We wanted to find love
We wanted success
Until nothing was enough
Until my middle name was excess

Somehow I lost touch
When you went out of sight
When you got lost into the city
Got lost into the night

I was in need of help
Heading to blackout
Till someone told me "run on in honey
Before somebody blows your goddamn brains out"

You shoplifted as a child
I had a model's smile
You carried all my hopes
Until something broke inside
But now

We float
Take life as it comes
We float
Take life as it comes

So will we die of shock?
Die without a trial?
Die on Good Friday?
While holding each other tight

This is kind of about you
This is kind of about me
We just kinda lost our way
We were looking to be free
But one day

We'll float
Take life as it comes
We'll float
Take life as it comes

But one day
We'll float
Take life as it comes












THIS WICKED TONGUE

This wicked tongue says
God is a million miles away
This wicked tongue says
He can't see my day to day

This wicked tongue says
Go on, taste everything
And this wicked tongue says
You know you're not really living

And it stares into the sun
And it flies from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears

And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear

So I asked her where's the heart?
In the rubbish heap of man
So I asked her where's the soul?
And the silence rang and rang and rang and rang and rang

So I stare into the sun
And I fly from star to star
Cursing everyone
In my ringing ears

And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear
And the noise is as much as I can bear

"I give up" he said
"I give up you win"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"I give up" he said
"I give up you win"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"Creation baby has failed again"
"Creation baby has failed again"

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