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Vertigo

Unos dos tres catorce!

Lights go down, itís dark
The jungle is your head
Canít rule your heart
A feeling is so much stronger than
A thought
Your eyes are wide
And though your soul
It canít be bought
Your mind can wander

Hello hello
Iím at a place called Vertigo
Itís everything I wish I didnít know
Except you give me something I can feel, feel

The night is full of holes
As bullets rip the sky
Of ink with gold
They twinkle as the
Boys play rock and roll
They know they canít dance
At least they knowÖ.

I canít stand the beats
Iím asking for the cheque
The girl with crimson nails
Has Jesus round her neck
Swinging to the music
Swinging to the music
Oh oh oh oh

Hello hello
Iím at a place called Vertigo
Itís everything I wish I didnít know
But you give me something I can feel, feel

Check mated
Oh yeah
Hours of funÖ

All of this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours

All of this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want and no-one gets hurtÖ.

Hello hello
Weíre at a place called Vertigo
Lights go down and all I know
Is that you give me something

I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how, how to kneelÖ

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Miracle Drug

MIRACLE DRUG

I want to trip inside your head
Spend the day thereÖ
To hear the things you havenít said
And see what you might see

I want to hear you when you call
Do you feel anything at all?
I want to see your thoughts take shape
And walk right out

Freedom has a scent
Like the top of a new born babyís head

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
Iíve had enough Iím not giving up
On a miracle drug

Of science and the human heart
There is no limit
There is no failure here sweetheart
Just when you quitÖ

I am you and you are mine
Love makes nonsense of space
And timeÖ will disappear
Love and logic keep us clear
Reason is on our side, loveÖ

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
Iíve had enough of romantic love
Iíd give it up, yeah, Iíd give it up
For a miracle, a miracle drug, a miracle drug

God I need your help tonight

Beneath the noise
Below the din
I hear a voice
Itís whispering
In science and in medicine
ďI was a stranger
You took me inĒ

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
Iíve had enough of romantic love
Iíd give it up, yeah, Iíd give it up
For a miracle, miracle drug

Miracle, miracle drug

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

Tough, you think youíve got the stuff
Youíre telling me and anyone
Youíre hard enough

You donít have to put up a fight
You donít have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You donít have to go it alone

And itís you when I look in the mirror
And itís you when I donít pick up the phone
Sometimes you canít make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and IÖ thatís alright
Weíre the same soul
I donít needÖ I donít need to hear you say
That if we werenít so alike
Youíd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You donít have to go it alone

And itís you when I look in the mirror
And itís you when I donít pick up the phone
Sometimes you canít make it on your own

I know that we donít talk
Iím sick of it all
Can - you - hear - me Ė when Ė I -
Sing, youíre the reason I sing
Youíre the reason why the opera is in meÖ

Where are we now?
Iíve got to let you know
A house still doesnít make a home
Donít leave me here alone...

And itís you when I look in the mirror
And itís you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you canít make it on your own
Sometimes you canít make it
The best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you canít make it on your own

Love And Peace Or Else

Lay down
Lay down
Lay your sweet lovely on the ground
Lay your love on the track
Weíre gonna break the monsterís back
Yes we areÖ
Lay down your treasure
Lay it down now brother
You donít have time
For a jealous lover

As you enter this life
I pray you depart
With a wrinkled face
And a brand new heart

I donít know if I can take it
Iím not easy on my knees
Hereís my heart you can break it

I need some release, release, release

We need
Love and peace
Love and peace

Lay down
Lay down your guns
All your daughters of Zion
All your Abraham sons

I donít know if I can make it
Iím not easy on my knees
Hereís my heart and you can break it
I need some release, release, release

We need
Love and peace
Love and peace

Baby donít fight
We can talk this thing through
Itís not a big problem
Itís just me and you
You can call or Iíll phone
The TV is still on
But the sound is turned down
And the troops on the ground
Are about to dig in

And I wonder where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Love and peace

City Of Blinding Lights

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart dayglo eyes
A city lit by fireflies
Theyíre advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when youíre not around
Iím getting ready to leave the groundÖ.

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Donít look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs purple irises
The camera canít see

Iíve seen you walk unafraid
Iíve seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me

And I miss you when youíre not around
Iím getting ready to leave the ground

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

TimeÖ time
Wonít leave me as I am
But time wonít take the boy out of this man

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneelÖ luckily

All Because Of You

I was born a child of grace
Nothing else about the place
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
And it left me no illusion

I saw you in the curve of the moon
In the shadow cast across my room
You heard me in my tune
When I just heard confusion

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I amÖ I am

I like the sound of my own voice
I didnít give anyone else a choice
An intellectual tortoise
Racing with your bullet train

Some people get squashed crossing the tracks
Some people got high rises on their backs
Iím not broke but you can see the cracks
You can make me perfect again

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I amÖ I am

Iím alive
Iím being born
I just arrived, Iím at the door
Of the place I started out from
And I want back inside

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am

A Man And A Woman

Little sister donít you worry about a thing today
Take the heat from the sun
Little sister
I know that everything is not ok
But youíre like honey on my tongue

True love never can be rent
But only true love can keep beauty innocent

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman
No I could never take a chance
ĎCos I could never understand
The mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

You can run from love
And if itís really love it will find you
Catch you by the heel
But you canít be numb for love
The only pain is to feel nothing at all
How can I hurt when Iím holding you?

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

And youíre the one, thereís no-one else
You make me want to lose myself
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

Brown eyed girl across the street
On rue Saint Divine
I thought this is the one for me
But she was already mine
You were already mineÖ

Little sister
Iíve been sleeping in the street again
Like a stray dog
Little sister
Iíve been trying to feel complete again
But youíre gone and so is God

The soul needs beauty for a soul mate
When the soul wantsÖ the soul waits Ö

No I could never take a chance
On losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

For love and sex and faith and fear
And all the things that keep us here
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

How can I hurt when Iím holding you?

Crumbs From Your Table

From the brightest star
Comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer
Why did you offer your soul?
I was there for you baby
When you needed my help
Would you deny for others
What you demand for yourself?

Cool down mama, cool off
Cool down mama, cool off

You speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But Iím waiting on the crumbs from your table

You were pretty as a picture
It was all there to see
Then your face caught up with your psychology
With a mouth full of teeth
You ate all your friends
And you broke every heart thinking every heart mends

You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But Iím waiting on the crumbs from your table

Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

And you speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
Iím waiting on the crumbs from your table

One Step Closer

Iím Ďround the corner from anything thatís real
Iím across the road from hope
Iím under a bridge in a rip tide
Thatís taken everything I call my own

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing

Iím on an island at a busy intersection
I canít go forward, I canít turn back
Canít see the future
Itís getting away from me
I just watch the tail lights glowing

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
Knowing, knowing

Iím hanging out to dry
With my old clothes
Finger still red with the prick of an old rose
Well the heart that hurts
Is a heart that beats
Can you hear the drummer slowing

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
To knowing, to knowing, to knowing

Orignal Of The Species

Baby slow down
The end is not as fun as the start
Please stay a child somewhere in your heart

Iíll give you everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind

And you feel like no-one before
You steal right under my door
And I kneel Ďcos I want you some more
I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that youíre not

Everywhere you go you shout it
You donít have to be shy about it

Some things you shouldnít get too good at
Like smiling, crying and celebrity
Some people got way too much confidence baby

Iíll give you everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind

And you feel like no-one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel Ďcos I want you some more
I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that youíre not

Everywhere you go you shout it
You donít have to be shy about it, no
And youíll never be alone
Come on now show your soul
Youíve been keeping your love under control

Everywhere you go you shout it
You donít have to be shy about it

Everywhere you go you shout it
Oh my my

And you feel like no-one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel Ďcos I want you some more
I want you some more, I want you some moreÖ

Yahweh

Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes
And make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt
And make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still Iím waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Donít make a fist
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahewh, Yahweh
Still Iím waiting for the dawn

Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, tell me now
Why the dark before the dawn?

Take this city
A city should be shining on a hill
Take this city
If it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it break