Black Tie White Noise

Black Tie White Noise

The Wedding

Instrumental

 

You've Been Around

Where's the pain in the violent night?
I'm depressed by the grin
I stay over many years
I should have thought of that
For the love of the money
Like a black-hearted violin
It's the nature of being


It's too many lonely nights
I can't tell bad from wrong
I can't pass you by
Two exchanging
You've been around
But you've changed me


Where the flesh meets the spirit world
Where the traffic is thin
I slip from a vacant view
I should have thought of that
And the sound of tomorrow
Like a black-hearted violin
Like the silence of tension


It's too many lonely nights
I can't tell good from bad
I can't pass you by
Two exchanging
You've been around
But you've changed me

 

You've been around
Can't pass you by
You've been around
But you've changed me

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-change!

Too exchanging

You've been around
But you've changed me
You've been around
Can't pass you by

 

I Feel Free

Dear, when I dance with you
We move like the sea
You, you're all I want to know
I feel free
I feel free


I can walk down the street,
There's no one there
The pavement is one huge crowd
I can drive down the road
My eyes can't see
But my mind wants to cry out loud

 

I can walk down the street,
There's no one there
The pavement is one huge crowd
I can drive down the road
My eyes can't see
But my mind wants to cry out loud

My mind wants to cry out loud

 

I feel free


Dance floor is like the sea
The ceiling is the sky
You're the sun and as you shine on me
I feel free
I feel free
I feel free

 

Black Tie White Noise

Getting my facts from a Benneton ad
Lookin' through African eyes
Lit by the glare of an L.A. fire, black tie white noise
I've got a face, not just my race Bang Bang I've got you babe


Sun comes up and the man goes down
And the woman comes again
Just an hour or so to be safe from fear
Then we jump thru hoops, we're divisible now, just disappear


We reach out over race and hold each other's hands
Then die in the flames singing, "We shall overcome"
Whoa! What's going on?
There'll be some blood no doubt about it
But we'll come thru don't doubt it
I look into your eyes and I know I won't kill you
And I look into your eyes and I know you won't kill me
You won't kill me
You won't kill me
But I look into your eyes
And I wonder sometimes


Oh Lord, just let him see me
Lord, Lord, just let him hear me
Let him call me brother
Let him put his arms around me
Let him put his hands together


Reach over race and hold each other's hands
Walk thru' the night thinking we are the world
Whoa! What's going on?
There'll be some blood no doubt about it

But we'll come thru' don't doubt it


I look into your eyes and I know I won't kill you
And I turn my back for I know you won't kill me
You won't kill me
You won't kill me
But I wonder why
Yes, and I wonder why sometimes


They'll show us how to break the rules
But never how to make the rules
Reduce us down to witless punks, black tie white noise
Fascist cries both black and white, who's got the blood, who's got the gun


Putting on the black tie, cranking out the white noise

 

[Just a fool!]

 

Jump They Say

When comes the shaking man
A nation in his eyes
Striped with blood and emblazed tattoo
Streaking cathedral spire


They say
They say
They say
  He has no brain
They say
  He has no mood
They say
  He was born again
They say
  Look at him climb
They say 'Jump'


They say
  He has two Gods
They say
  He has no fear
They say
  He has no eyes
They say
  He has no mouth


They say 'Hey that's really something'
They feel he should get some time
I say he should watch his ass
My friend don't listen to the crowd
They say 'Jump'


Got to believe somebody
Got to believe

 

Nite Flights

There's no hold
The moving has come thru
The danger passing you turns its face
Into the heat and runs the tunnels
It's so cold the dark dug up by dogs
The stitches torn and broke
The raw meat fist you choke
Has hit the bloodlite


Glass traps open and close on nite flights
Broken necks feather weights press- the walls
Be my love we will be gods on nite flights
With only one promise only one way to fall

 

Glass traps open and close on nite flights
Broken necks feather weights press- the walls
Be my love we will be gods on nite flights
With only one promise only one way to call

 

On nite flights

Only one way to fall

 

Pallas Athena

God is on top of it all
And that’s all it is

 

Athena, Athena, Athena, Athena

 

Miracle Goodnight

Burning up each other's love, burning up our lives
Tried all kinds of working out, miracle goodnight
Future full and empty
Knocking on my door
Ragged lame and hungry mama
Miracle no more


Skin tell me - turn it around
Head tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing


Morning star you're beautiful, yellow dime on high
Spin you round my little room, miracle goodnight
Evening flower all alone, puzzling capiche
Haven't got a death wish, just want a little more


Skin tell me - turn it around
Head tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - miracle goodnight

 

Skin tell me - turn it around

Head tell me - make it alright

Nobody dancing - miracle goodnight
Breath tell me - turn it around
Heart tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - it was only make believe


I wish I was a sailor a thousand miles from here
I wished I had a future anywhere


I love you in the morning sun, I love you in my dreams
I love the sound of making love, the feeling of your skin
The corner of your eyes, I love for ever more
I never want to say goodnight, miracle goodnight


Skin tell me - turn it around
Head tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - miracle goodnight
Breath tell me - turn it around
Heart tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - it was only make believe


Don't wanna know your past, I want to know the real deal
I really don't want to know that
The less we know the better we feel

 

Morning star you're beautiful, yellow diamond high

Spinning around my little room, miracle

 

Skin tell me - turn it around
Head tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - miracle goodnight
Breath tell me - turn it around
Heart tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - it was only make believe

 

Skin tell me - turn it around
Moon tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - it was only make believe
Eyes tell me - turn it around
News tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - it was only make believe

 

Skin tell me - turn it around
Head tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - miracle goodnight
Breath tell me - turn it around
Heart tell me - make it alright
Nobody dancing - it was only make believe

 

Don't Let Me Down & Down

Still I keep my love for you
No place to hide, no way to fall
No where to lie no world so wide
I'm sick and tired of telling you
Don't let me down and down and down
Don't let me down and down and down


I know there's something in the wind
That crazy balance of my mind
What kind of fool are you and I?
Scared to death and tell me why
I'm sick and tired of telling you
Don't let me down and down and down
Don't let me down and down and down


Still I keep my love for you


You made a date with destiny
You jog-jog in my memory
You haunt in mind not fade away
I'm sick and tired of telling you
Don't let me down and down and down
Don't let me down and down and down

I'm sick and tired of telling you


Still I keep my love for you
No place to hide, no way to fall
No where to lie no world so wide
I'm sick and tired of telling you
Don't let me down and down and down
Don't let me down and down and down

 

Looking For Lester

Instrumental

 

I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday

My love wherever you are
Whatever you are, don't lose faith
I know its gonna happen someday
To you
Please wait
Please wait
Wait, don't lose faith
You say that the day never arrives
And its never seemed so far away
But I know its gonna happen someday
To you
Please wait
Please wait
Wait, don't lose faith

Please wait
Please wait
Please don't lose faith

 

You say that the day never arrives

And it seems so far away

But I know it's gonna happen someday

Someday to you

To you

Please wait

 

The Wedding Song

These are silver wings
These are golden eyes
These are floating clouds
Angel for life


Dreaming alone and I feel that someone
Listens to me
Angel for life


These are silver wings
These are golden eyes
These are floating clouds
Angel for life


Heaven is smiling down, heaven's girl in a wedding gown
I'm gonna be so good, just like a good boy should
I'm gonna change my ways
Angel for life


Of all the saints alive
Don't I feel like a saint alive
She's not mine for eternity
Though I'll never fly so high
I'm smiling


I believe in magic
Angel for life

 

Jump They Say

When comes the shaking man
A nation in his eyes
Striped with blood and emblazed tattoo
Streaking cathedral spire


They say
They say
They say
  He has no brain
They say
  He has no mood
They say
  He was born again
They say
  Look at him climb
They say 'Jump'


They say
  He has two Gods
They say
  He has no fear
They say
  He has no eyes
They say
  He has no mouth


They say 'Hey that's really something'
They feel he should get some time
I say he should watch his ass
My friend don't listen to the crowd
They say 'Jump'


Got to believe somebody
Got to believe

 

Lucy Can't Dance

Lucy I know what you're going to do
Oh Lucy look what you're doing I'm doing it too
Now you're looking for God in exciting new ways
I say trust him at once which is something these days


Lucy can't dance to the noise but she knows what the noise can do
Lucy can't dance to the noise but she knows what the noise can do


Did the world just explode?

Don't recognize anyone
But you've still got me under your thumb


Lucy can't dance to the noise but she knows what the noise can do


Pursuing your frenzy in Ritz or Savoy
In this sexual noise vicious chords offer joy
You live and you die
In the blink of an eye
But I can't make you dance
Dance to the noise


Lucy can't dance but she knows what the noise can do
Dance to the noise
Lucy can't dance but she knows what the noise can do


Lucy I know what you're going to do
But you can't buy me off in this serial world
Who who who died and made you material girl?


Lucy can't dance to the noise but she knows what the noise can do


So I'll spin while my lunatic lyric goes wrong
And I'll put all my eggs in a postmodern song


Lucy can't dance to the noise but she knows what the noise can do


Oh! This shallow orb mugged by reality
Just a few simple words like I love you, I need you
Live and you die in the blink of an eye
Still I can't make you dance
Dance to the noise


Lucy can't dance but she knows what the noise can do