The Next Day

The Next Day

The Next Day

'Look into my eyes' he tells her
'I'm gonna say goodbye' he says yeah
'Do not cry' she begs of him, goodbye yeah
All that day she thinks of his love yeah

 

They whip him through the streets and alleys there
The gormless and the baying crowd right there
They can't get enough of that doomsday song
They can't get enough of it all

 

Listen

 

'Listen to the whores' he tells her
He fashions paper sculptures of them
Then drags them to the river's bank in the cart
Their soggy paper bodies wash ashore in the dark
And the priest stiff in hate now demanding fun begin
Of his women dressed as men for the pleasure of that priest

 

Here I am
Not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day, and the next, and another day

 

Ignoring the pain of their particular diseases
They chase him through the alleys chase him down the steps
They haul him through the mud and they chant for his death
And drag him to the feet of a purple-headed priest

 

First they give you everything that you want
Then they take back everything that you have
They live upon their feet and they die upon their knees
They can work with Satan while they dress like the saints
They know God exists for the Devil told them so
They scream my name aloud down into the well below

 

Here I am
Not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day, and the next, and another day

 

Here I am
Not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day, and the next, and another day

 

Here I am
Not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day, and the next, and another day

 

Wooh!
Listen


Dirty Boys

Something like Tobacco Road
Living on a lonely road
I will pull you out of there
We will go to Finchley Fair

 

I will buy you feather hat
I will steal a cricket bat
Smash some windows, make a noise
We will run with dirty boys

 

When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down and the die is cast
When the die is cast and you have no choice
We will run with dirty boys

 

We all go mad we all want you
Me and the boys we all go through
You've got to learn to hold your tongue
This ain't the moon this is burnin' sun

 

When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down and the die is cast
When the die is cast and you have no choice
We will run with dirty boys


The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Stars are never sleeping
Dead ones and the living

 

We live closer to the earth
Never to the heavens
The stars are never far away
Stars are out tonight

 

They watch us from behind their shades
Brigitte, Jack and Kate and Brad
From behind their tinted window stretch
Gleaming like blackened sunshine

 

Stars are never sleeping
Dead ones and the living

 

Waiting for the first move
Satyrs and their child wives
Waiting for the last move
Soaking up our primitive world

 

Stars are never sleeping
Dead ones and the living

 

Their jealousy's spilling down
The stars must stick together
We will never be rid of these stars
But I hope they live forever

 

And they know just what we do
That we toss and turn at night
They're waiting to make their moves
But the stars are out tonight

 

Here they are upon the stairs
Sexless and unaroused
They are the stars, they're dying for you
But I hope they live forever

 

They burn you with their radiant smiles
An' trap you with their beautiful eyes
They're broke and shamed or drunk or scared
But I hope they live forever

 

Their jealousy's spilling down
The stars must stick together
We will never be rid of these stars
But I hope they live forever

 

And they know just what we do
That we toss and turn at night
They're waiting to make their moves on us
The stars are out tonight, yeah

 

The stars are out tonight
The stars are out tonight, yeah

 

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 as is 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 you have done?
Oh, what you have done?
Love is lost, lost is love

 

You know so much, it's making me 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?


Where Are We Now?

Had to get the train
From Potsdamer Platz
You never knew that
That I could do that
Just walking the dead

 

Sitting in the Dschungel
On Nürnberger Strasse
A man lost in time
Near KaDeWe
Just walking the dead

 

Where are we now?
Where are we now?
The moment you know
You know, you know

 

Twenty thousand people
Cross Bösebrücke

 

Fingers are crossed
Just in case
Walking the dead

 

Where are we now?
Where are we now?
The moment you know
You know, you know

 

As long as there's Sun
As long as there's Sun
As long as there's rain
As long as there's rain
As long as there's fire
As long as there's fire
As long as there's me
As long as there's you

 

Valentine's Day

Valentine told me who's to go
Feelings he's treasured most of all
The teachers and the football star
It's in his tiny face
It's in his scrawny hand
Valentine told me so
He's got something to say
It's Valentine's Day

 

The rhythm of the crowd
Teddy and Judy down
Valentine sees it all
He's got something to say
It's Valentine's Day

 

Valentine told me how he'd feel
If all the world were under his heel
Or stumbling through the mall
It's in his tiny face
It's in his scrawny hand
Valentine knows it all
He's got something to say
It's Valentine's Day

 

(Yeah) (Yeah)
Valentine, Valentine
(Yeah) (Woo) (Woo)
Valentine, Valentine

 

It's in his scrawny hand
It's in his icy heart
It's happening today
Valentine, Valentine
It's in his scrawny hand
It's in his icy heart
It's happening today
Valentine, Valentine

 

If You Can See Me

If you can see me I can see you
I could wear your new blue shoes
I should wear your old red dress
And walk to the crossroads
So take this knife
And meet me across the river

 

Just shoots and ladders and this is the kiss
American anna fantasticalsation
From nowhere to nothing
And I go way back
Children swarm like thousands of bugs
Towards the light the beacons above the hill
The stars to the West, the South, the North
And to the East
Now you can say I've got a gift of sorts
A fear of rear windows and swinging doors
A love of violence, a dread of sighs

 

If you can see me I can see you
If you can see me I can see you

 

I have seen these bairns wave their fists at God
Swear to destroy the beasts stamping the ground
In their excitement for tomorrow

 

I could wear your new blue shoes
I should wear your old red dress
And walk to the crossroads
So take this knife
And meet me across the river

 

I will take your lands and all that lays beneath
The dust of cold flowers, prison of dark ashes
I will slaughter your kind who descend from belief

 

I am the spirit of greed, a lord of theft
I'll burn all your books and the problems they make

 

If you can see me I can see you
If you can see me

 

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

 

Boss Of Me

Tell me when you're sad
I wanna make it cool again
I know you're feeling bad
Tell me when you're cool again

 

Who'd have ever thought of it?
Who'd have ever dreamed?
That a small town girl like you
Would be the boss of me?

 

We fly through the night
The tears on your lips
Life has your mind and soul
It spins on your hips

 

Who'd have ever thought of it?
Who'd have ever dreamed?

 

Who'd have ever thought of it?
Who'd have ever dreamed?
That a small town girl like you
Would be the boss of me?
Would be the boss of me?
Would be the boss of me?

 

You look at me and you weep
For the free blue sky
I look to the stars
As they flicker and float in your eyes
And under these wings of steel
The small town dies

 

Who'd have ever thought of it?
Who'd have ever dreamed?

 

Who'd have ever thought of it?
Who'd have ever dreamed?
That a small town girl like you
Would be the boss of me?

 

Who'd have ever thought of it?
Who'd have ever dreamed?
That a small town girl like you
Would be the boss of me?
Would be the boss of me?
Would be the boss of me?

 

Dancing Out In Space

Cutting through the water
Hand upon the ghost
To the city of solid iron
Through the kingdom of the boast
Send your friend away now
Let him sail back home tonight

 

Something like religion
Dancing face to face
Something like a drowning
Dancing out in space

 

No-one here can see you
Dancing face to face
No-one here can beat you
Dancing out in space (oh baby)

 

Silent as Georges Rodenbach
Mist and silhouette
Girl, you move like water
You got stars upon your head
You've got my name and number
You've got to take the floor

 

Something like religion
Dancing face to face
Something like a drowning
Dancing out in space (oh baby)

 

No-one here can see you
Dancing face to face
No-one here can beat you
Dancing out in space (oh baby)

 

Dancing face to face
Dancing out in space (oh baby)

 

Dancing face to face
Dancing out in space (oh baby)

 

Dancing face to face
Dancing out in space (oh baby)

 

How Does The Grass Grow?

There's a graveyard by the station
Where the girls wear nylon skirts and sandals from Hungary
The boys ride their Riga-1's
Upon the little hill
Such sadness and grief
The trees die standing
That's where we made our trysts
And struggled with our guns
Would you still love me if the clocks could go backwards?
The girls would fill with blood and the grass will be green again
Remember the dead
They were so great
Some of them

 

Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya

 

How does the grass grow?
Blood, blood, blood!

 

Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya

 

Where do the boys lie?
Mud, mud, mud!
How does the grass grow?
Blood, blood, blood!

 

But I lived a blind life
A white face in prison
But you made a life out of nothing
Now I ride my black horse
I miss you more
Than you'll ever ever know
Waiting with my red eyes
And my stone heart

 

Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya

 

How does the grass grow?
Blood, blood, blood!

 

Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya

 

Where do the boys lie?
Mud, mud, mud!
How does the grass grow?
Blood, blood, blood!

 

I gaze in defeat
At the stars in the night
The light in my life burnt away
There will be no tomorrow
Then you sigh in your sleep
And meaning returns with the day

 

Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya

 

Where do the boys lie?
Mud, mud, mud!
How does the grass grow?
Blood, blood, blood!

 

(You Will) Set The World On Fire

Midnight in the Village
Seeger lights the candles
From Bitter End to Gaslight
Baez leaves the stage
Ochs takes notes
When the black girl and guitar
Burn together hot in rage
You've got what it takes
You say too much

 

Oh you will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene babe
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

 

Kennedy would kill
For the lines that you've written
Van Ronk says to Bobby, 'She's the next real thing'
Crouched in the half light
Screaming like a Banshee
You're in the boat, babe
We're in the water
You say too much

 

Ah you will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene babe
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

 

You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
Oh I can work the scene babe
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

 

You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene babe
I can see the magazines
Oh I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

 

You Feel So Lonely You Could Die

No-one ever saw you
Moving through the dark
Leaving slips of paper
Somewhere in the park

 

Hidden from your friends
Stealing all they knew
Lovers thrown in airless rooms
Then vile rewards for you

 

But I'm gonna tell
Yes I've gotta tell
Gotta tell the things you've said
When you're talking in the dark
And I'm gonna tell the things you've done
When you're walking through the park

 

Some night on a thriller's street
Will come the silent gun
You've got a dangerous heart
You stole their trust, their Moon, their Sun
There'll come assassin's needle
On a crowded train
I'll bet you feel so lonely
You could die

 

Buildings crammed with people
Landscape filled with wrath
Grey concrete city
Rain has wet the street
I want to see you clearly
Before you close the door
A room of bloody history
You made sure of that

 

I can see you as a corpse
Hanging from a beam
I can read you like a book
I can feel you falling
I hear you moaning in your room
Oh see if I care
Oh please please make it soon

 

Walls have got you cornered
You've got the blues my friend
And people don't like you
But you will leave without a sound, without an end
Oblivion shall own you
Death alone shall love you
I hope you feel so lonely
You could die

 

Feel so lonely
You could die

 

You feel so lonely
You could die

 

Heat

Then we saw Mishima's dog
Trapped between the rocks
Blocking the waterfall
The songs of dust
The world would end
The night was always falling
The peacock in the snow

 

And I tell myself
I don't who I am
And I tell myself
I don't who I am

 

My father ran the prison
My father ran the prison

 

I can only love you
By hating him more
That's not the truth
It's too big a word
He believed
That love is theft
Love and whores
The theft of love

 

And I tell myself
I don't who I am
And I tell myself
I don't who I am

 

My father ran the prison
My father ran the prison

 

But I am a seer
I am a liar
I am a seer
But I am a liar

 

My father ran the prison
My father ran the prison

 

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 not alone

 

I'll Take You There

Today, today, is the 1st of May
Everything around us
Everything a lie
Your heart's 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, 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
To 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

 

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

 

Plan

(Instrumental - no lyrics)

 

God Bless The Girl

Jackie loves her work
And her work is loved
For there is no other

She says 'God has given me a job'
Jackie loves her work
There is no other

Jackie's aiming for the stars
But landing on the clouds
There is no other

Sitting in her corner
Too afraid to run away
Like a slave without chains

Her 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
But I don't wanna hurt you
Just wanna have some fun
God bless the girl

God bless the girl
But 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

Jackie loves her work
And her work is loved
For there is no other

Her wonder turns to danger
Spring turns to Winter
God bless the girl
But I will aways treasure, treasure every single moment
God bless the girl
Fire turns to water
And light becomes darkness
God bless the girl
But I don't wanna hurt you
Just wanna have some fun
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)