The Next Day Extra

The Next Day Extra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Atomica

I'm just a rock star stabbing away
I'll take the - I'll take the leave for another day
A modern scholar, just let me know if I sing too much
When you're head over heals and the magic is there
But impossible

Possible
Impossible
And when the police take me away
Possible
Impossible
It wasn't you it was mothers' day

Let's get this show on the road
Let's get Atomica
Let's rock till we explode
Let's get Atomica

They protect you from the voices
Protect from the visions
Protect you from the silence for another day
These modern people sure know how to live
When you're head over heels and the magic is gone
It's impossible
Impossible

Impossible
Impossible
That we should swim in a covered up pool
Impossible
Impossible
By the white trees dressed in purple tulle

Let's get this show on the road

Let's get Atomica

Let's rock till we explode

Let's get Atomica

I hold myself like a god
Like a god

Like a god

Like a god

Like a god, like

I'm just a pop star jumping away
I leave the, I leave the sins for another day
A little puny, and just let me know, if I talk too much
When you're head over heels and the magic is there
But impossible

Impossible
Impossible
That we should swim in a covered up pool
Impossible
Impossible
By the white trees dressed in purple tulle

Let's get this show on the road

Let's get Atomica

Let's rock till we explode

Let's get Atomica

 

Love Is Lost

It's the darkest hour, you're twenty two
The voice of youth, the hour of dread
The darkest hour and your voice is new
Love is lost, lost is love

Your country's new, your friends are new
Your house and even your eyes are new
Your maid is new and your accent too
But your fear is as old as the world

Say goodbye to the thrills of life
Where love was good, no love was bad
Wave goodbye to the life without pain
Say hello, you're a beautiful girl

Say hello to the lunatic men
Tell them your secrets, they're like the grave
Oh, what have you done?
Oh, what have you done?
Love is lost, lost is love

You know so much, it's making you cry
You refuse to talk but you think like mad
You've cut out your soul and the face of thought
Oh, what have you done?
Oh, what have you done?

Oh, what have you done?
Oh, what have you done?

 

Plan

Instrumental (No lyrics)

 

The Informer

I took the call, I packed the bag
I ride the train to the pick-up point
I’ll be telling myself
There was no other way
That you brought it on yourself
Now my heart’s aflame
At the end of your life
It's the end of your life

I’ve got a pool of blood
On this bathroom floor
The mirror’s broke
There’s a crack in the door
There’s a broken window
That I’ll be crawling through
Then I’ll change my life
And we won’t have you
We won’t have you
No, we won't have you

Good or evil
Saint or whore
The mythical public
I don’t recall
You were on the ledger
Your name was double crossed
You were a prime assignment
So help me Christ

I’ve got major questions
About the Lord above
About Satan below
About the way we love
About the rule at the top
And the people coming up
And I still don’t know
What we were looking for
But it wasn’t you
No, it wasn’t you
No, It wasn't you

It wasn’t you
No, it wasn’t you

 

I'd Rather Be High

Nabokov is sun-licked now
Upon the beach at Grunewald
Brilliant and naked just

The way that authors look

 

Clare and Lady Manners drink
Until the other cows go home

Gossip till their lips are bleeding politics and all

 

I'd rather be high (I'd rather be high)
I'd rather by flying (I'd rather be flying)
I'd rather be dead
Or out of my head
Than training these guns on those men in the sand
I'd rather be high

 

The Thames was black, the Tower dark
I flew to Cairo, find my regiment
City's full of generals
And generals full of shit
I stumble to the graveyard and I lay down by my parents, whisper
'Just remember duckies. Everybody gets got'

 

I'd rather be high (I'd rather be high)
I'd rather be flying (I'd rather flying)
I'd rather be dead
Or out of my head
Than training these guns on those men in the sand
I'd rather be high

 

I'm seventeen my looks can prove it
I'm so afraid that I will lose it
I'd rather smoke and phone my ex
Be pleading for some teenage sex, yeah

 

I'd rather be high (I'd rather be high)
I'd rather be flying (I'd rather be flying)
I'd rather be dead
Or out of my head
Than training these guns on those men in the sand

 

I'd rather be high
I'd rather be flying

 

I'd rather be high
I'd rather be flying

 

I'd rather be flying

 

I'd rather be high
I'd rather be flying

 

Like A Rocket Man

Little wendy cocaine stumbles up the hill to pain
Nothing stops the go-to girl, nothing takes the place of taking aim
Little wendy's out there shaking hips and cuckoo eyes
Crazy drives that dizzy crowd
Moonlight strokes the highlights in her hair

She sells and moves and finds my hand
And pulls me down and close so I can hardly stand
As I lay like dead for her, I'm fed into my head I'm led, oh, I am sand
I'm crawling from the window, crawling down the wall
I'm happy screaming, yes, I am
I'm jumping on her daisy chain
I'm speeding through the dancehall like a rocket man

Now I wish today that yesterday was just tomorrow and
I could squeeze her grabby hand
Knowing that I never paid her for a gram

She's a drunken doxy off her trolly
Sent before her time into this poxy world
She's not fit for anything but dealing it
While heaven sings, I have this girl
She's got me eating rice and beans
I have no shape nor color, I'm god's lonely man
I don't want to die but I don't want to live
I'm speeding like a rocket man

Like a rocket man
Like a rocket man
Like a rocket man

 

Born In A UFO

Born in a UFO
She was born in a UFO

I come to the glade and watch the saucer land
She glided through the mist in an a-line skirt
Booted her shoes like hooves in the dirt
Her clutch bag reflected the sun and steel
The 50's movie, so many squealed
There’s no direction home she pleads
She cornered me against the trees
I was home I thought, my life could start

She was (not like the other girls)
(I was) born under a stone
(We were) born with a single voice
She was born in a UFO
Born in a UFO

My friends sit around at the end of town
With their heads in their hands in the cool twilight air
I can see by their eyes that they’re bitching sore
I’d rather be dead than fool around here anymore
She was all courage, geometric face
Electric skin, plastic and lace
Silver hair, trapezoid flanks
I was so in love with her lavender vest

She was (not like the other girls)
(I was) born under a stone
(We were) born with a single voice
She was born in a UFO
Like outer space

Born in a UFO
She was born in a UFO
Born in a UFO
(She was) born in a UFO

 

I'll Take You There

Today, today is the 1st of May
Everything around us
Everything a lie
Your hearts beating fast
As we race through the dark
Past the really good people
Who do what they’re told

What will be my name
In the USA?
Hold my hand and
I’ll take you there
Who will I become
In the USA?
Hold my hand and
I’ll take you there

Sophie and Lev are running away
These are the days
The days of gloom
Lev can’t smile and Sophie can’t sing
A mile to the future
Where tomorrow is king

What will be my name

In the USA?

Hold my hand and

I’ll take you there

Who will I become

In the USA?

Hold my hand and

I’ll take you there

I don’t need to know
Know where you are
Only that you are
Safe in this world
Then I’ll be content
Get on with my life
Eat, drink and sleep
Look up at the stars

What will be my name

In the USA?

Hold my hand and

I’ll take you there

Who will I become

In the USA?

Hold my hand and

I’ll take you there

 

God Bless The Girl

Jacqui loves her work, and her work is love
For there is no other
She says "God has given me a job"
Jacqui loves her work
There is no other
Jacqui's aiming for the stars but landed on the clouds
There is no other
Sitting in her corner too afraid to run away
Like a slave without chains

The wonder turns to danger, spring turns to winter
God Bless the Girl
But I will treasure, treasure every single moment
God Bless the Girl
Fire turns to water, light becomes darkness
God Bless the Girl
And I don't wanna hurt you, just wanna have some fun
God Bless the Girl
God Bless the Girl
Yeah, I don't wanna hurt you, just wanna have some fun
God Bless the Girl

You don't need another friend, you just need a reason
There is no other
Jacqui loves her work, and her work is love
For there is no other

The wonder turns to danger, spring turns to winter
God Bless the Girl
But I will always treasure, treasure every single moment
God Bless the Girl
Fire turns to water and light becomes darkness
God Bless the Girl
I don't wanna hurt you, just wanna have some fun
God Bless the Girl
God Bless the Girl
God Bless the Girl (God Bless the Girl)
I don't wanna hurt you, just wanna have some fun
God Bless the Girl (God Bless the Girl)
The years pass so swiftly
God Bless the Girl (God Bless the Girl)
Years pass so swiftly
God Bless the Girl (God Bless the Girl)
God Bless the Girl (God Bless the Girl)
God Bless the Girl (God Bless the Girl)
God Bless the Girl (God Bless the Girl)

 

So She

For the priceless man
Who suffers gloom
So slow
Eyes were stolen
For her
A sleeping sky
Takes the moon
So slow
I would slide away
Further out to sea
Further out to sea
So she

She saw me smile
Feeling like
I’d never been
She saw me smile
Feeling like I’d never been
In love
Feeling like I’d never been
The only one and all alone
The only one and all alone