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Crush

SO IN LOVE

Talk to me, don’t lie to me
Save your breath
Don’t look at me, don’t smile at me
Just close your eyes
I was so impressed by you
I was running blind
I would fall for every trick
Every twist of mind

Heaven is cold
Without any soul
It’s hard to believe
I was so in love with you

Don’t say your prayers, don’t build your hopes
Just walk away
Don’t phone me up, don’t call around
Don’t waste your time
You were so in awe of me
You were so divine
You would do just anything
To still be mine

Heaven is cold
Without any soul
It’s hard to believe
I was so in love with you

All the things you said to me
I was so upset
You were always talking, talking
God I did my best

Heaven is cold
Without any soul
It’s hard to believe
I was so in love with you

SECRET

I got a secret and I can’t explain
All the time, I’ve waited for this day
All along I was never in doubt
I always knew it would never get out
There are things that I cannot tell
And there are things that you know damn well
This is getting very hard for me
I guess you’d better just wait and see

This is all, this is all
You heard a message and the message was clear
All the time you wipe away that tear
And all I want is to hold your hand
To see the sun and walk the sand
You make me sad and you make me glad
My secret is this love
Is love, Is love
All my secret is this love

Everyday you’re always there
You comfort me
And make me feel it’s worth my while
And then I look around and you’re not there
And everyday you say you care and I’ll beware

This is all, this is all

I’ve got a secret and I can’t explain
All I want is to hold your hand
All along I was never in doubt
To see the sun and to walk the sand

BLOC BLOC BLOC

I want to go up to Detroit
I want to lie in the shade
I want to visit the president
And then I want to get laid

I want to go down to Memphis
I want to talk to the king
I want to tell him we’re sorry
And it won’t happen again

I’ve got a photo of James Joyce
It’s a photo by Man Roy
It’s not very very much like him
But it’s not for me to say

She sacrifices her body
Almost every night
Just like a lamb to the slaughter
And she thinks it makes him feel right

You gave me so many problems
You made me crash in my car
I’ll have a martini cocktail
And then we’ll see where we are

So just be nice to your brother
I’ll take your sister to bed
And I can bloc bloc bloc till the weekend
But you’d better come back soon

WOMEN III

It took a lot of reasoning
Before she got to please him
She made a combination
Of despair and inspiration
A mother and a mistress
A sister to her sisters
A child who hoped her dreams come true
But now she’s only stuck with you

At least she has a home to share
A man who comes to do her hair
A garden with a patio
A place to have a barbecue
The envy of her neighbors
Who smile and wave and ask her
If they could live for just a day
In luxury and ecstasy

But it’s a long way home
From where she’s come
And it’s a long way back
Too much to ask

The trash is in the garbage can
The mystery of wonderland
One day she thinks of leaving him
The next she treats him like a king
She hears it on the radio
She sees it on the video
She wait s until the kids have grown
And then she thinks she’ll start again

But it’s a long way home
From where she’s come
And it’s a long way back
Too much to ask

Before she gave her friends a ring
She promised almost everything
They ran away to paradise
But everything will have its price
From woman number one
To woman number two
Now she’s woman number three
And she thinks that she’s lucky

But it’s a long way home
From where where’s come
And it’s a long way back
Too much to ask

From X Y Z
To women III

CRUSH

Rain rain
Go away
I couldn’t take you
One More day
There’s broken glass here
On the floor
And I can’t take this anymore

Stay Stay
Don’t leave now
I’ll do anything
But let you go
My hands are cold
My eyes can’t see
You can’t do this
Not to me

Rain rain
Go away
I can’t stand this one more day
I’ll close my eyes
I’ll shut my brain
I can’t stand this
Fucking rain

I can’t stand the rain
Close my eyes

88 SECONDS IN GREENSBORO

88 seconds
Is all it takes
88 seconds
Don’t make mistakes

We’ve seen you
We can see you

In red and blue
In black and white
Under crystal skies
In full daylight

You know it
God you know it

88seconds
Is all it takes
In 88 seconds
We don’t make mistakes

We know you
Oh yes we have known you

Times are changing
But not in our street
Once we played there
Like the good times

You know it
God you know it

They’re heading for
A shallow grave
With a big black cross
By a tall white house
To a place down south
We won’t forget
To be stabbed in the back
By a man they met

In 88 seconds
In Greensboro
88 seconds
in Greensboro

88seconds
In Greensboro
Is all we take

NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

In ecstasy they cry to know
If their parents love will let them grow
Their mother’s pride, their father’s joy
We thank the stars that they’re not boys
The native daughters of the golden west
Their beauty is priceless

As children do they stayed at home
Waiting for the day that they were grown
The future seemed so far away
But every night they’d kneel and pray

But all in all they did their best
And one by one they left the nest
Across the globe they searched for love
And put their faith in God above

The native daughters of the golden west
They’re made out of light
We never would have guessed

So by and by their dreams came true
They fell in love with boys they knew
Their children grew fed from the breast
Of the native daughters of the golden west
The native daughters of the golden west
They talk all day
But we were not impressed

The native daughters of the golden west
They’re sisters of mercy
They’ll grant your last request

LA FEMME ACCIDENT

La femme accident’s
Got everything you want
You never have to know
She’s hanging on your every word

She clings to your heart
She won’t let you depart
Oh this mine
But she’s with you all the time
She’s crying like a fragile child

But if you get to know her
She’s not a little girl
And if she gets to know you
You can’t escape her world

La femme accident
A woman full of want
Her hearts on the line
You haven’t go the time
She suffers like some Joan of Arc

She says there’s just no justice
in this world
She’s paradise for a day

La femme accident
What reason could you want
Just use her and turn away

La femme accident
Got everything you want
She’s paradise for a day

HOLD YOU

To hold you
Love you
To see you smile at the break of day
To touch you
Know you
Want you by me when you’re far away

It’s easy to say
But hard to do
When you’re in love
With a foolish child
And everybody
Just can’t understand
They say, see him, watch him
He will change his mind

But I see you
Want him
You’re always with him
When the lights go down
You need him
Love him
He promises
He’ll always stay around

It’s easy for me
When the daylights here
It’s easy to be happy
When I’m in the crowd
But maybe someday
I could take his place
I want you, need you
I won’t change my mind

But he holds you
Loves you
He has you with him
Loves you

But he holds you
Loves you
He has you with him
Loves you
At the break of day
He’ll touch you
Know you
Wants you by him
When you’re far away

If all these things you say are true
There’s one thing I need to know
Is this love or lies, just a flame or a fire
There’s something I need and only you can help

To hold you
Love you
See you smile
At the break of day

To touch you
Know you
Want you by me
When you’re far away

To hold you
Love you
Have you with me
When the lights go down

To see you
Need you
Promise me
You’ll always stay around

THE LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT

There’s a painting on the
That wasn’t there at all
Ten minutes ago
There’s a girl who walks the line
She’s with you all the time
She won’t let go
And I can’t see me with another girl
As everything slows down across the world

The lights are going out
One by one
across the world
With faces turning sown
The night will hide the sound
She comes to you

And I can’t see me with another girl
As everything slows down across the world

In a harbor safe from storm
She waits for darkened forms
She’s seen you there
And time and time again
You hear her call your name
She calls for you

And I can’t see me with another girl
As everything slows down across the world

The lights are gong out
One by one
across the world
The lights are going out
One by one
Across the world