The Cure "Burn"

"Don't look, don't look" the shadows breathe,
whispering me away from you.
"Don't wake at night to watch her sleep,
you know that you will always lose
this trembling, adored, tousled bird-mad girl..."

But every night I burn, every night I call your name.
Every night I burn, every night I fall again.

"Oh, don't talk of love," the shadows purr,
Murmuring me away from you.
"Don't talk of worlds that never were.
he end is always ever true.
There's nothing you can ever say,
Nothing you can ever do..."

Still every night I burn, every night I scream your name,
Every night I burn, every night the dream's the same.

Every night I burn, waiting for my only friend.
Every night I burn, waiting for the world to end. yeah, yeah

"Just paint your face," the shadows smile.
Slipping me away from you.
"It doesn't matter how you hide.
We find you if we're wanting to.
So slide back down and close your eyes.
Sleep awhile you must be tired..."

Still every night I burn, every night I call your name.
Every night I burn, Every night the dream's the same.
Every night I burn, screaming the animal scream
Every night I burn, dreaming the crow-black dream. yeah, yeah
Dreaming the crow-black dream...



Machines of Loving Grace "Golgotha Tenement Blues"

I am the city
I am the park
I am glow in the motherfucking dark
I am shocked and I seethe
I don't want to believe
No more
Golgotha tenement
City of sores
Give me your tired and your wicked
Give me your dollar whores
Down on the boulevard children are sold to pave the way
For your streets of gold
Streets of gold
I am the chosen one



Stone Temple Pilots "Big Empty"

Drivin' faster in my car,
Falling farther from just what we are.
Smoke a cigarette and lie some more,
These conversations kill.
Falling faster in my car....

Time to take her home,
her dizzy head is conscience laden,
Time to take a ride, it leaves today, no conversation,
Time to take her home her dizzy head is conscience laden,
Time to wait too long, to wait too long, to wait to long...

Too much walking, shoes worn thin,
Too much trippin and my soles worn thin.
Time to catch a ride it leaves today,
her name is what it means.
Too much walkin' shoes worn thin....

Time to take her home,
her dizzy head is conscience laden,
Time to take a ride it leaves today, no conversation,
Time to take her home, her dizzy head is conscience laden,
Time to wait too long, to wait too long, to wait too long....

Conversations kill...
Conversations kill...
Conversations kill...



Nine Inch Nails "Dead Souls"

Someone take these dreams away
That point me to another day
A duel of personalities
That stretch all true reality

They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me

When figures from the past stand tall
And mocking voices ring the hall
Imperialistic house of prayer
Conquistadores who took their share

They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me

Calling me, Calling me [x2]

They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me



Rage Against The Machine "Darkness"

Greed Causing innocent blood to flow
Entire culture, lost in the overthrow
They came to seize, take whatever they please
Then all they gave back was death and disease

My people were left with no choice but to decide
To conform to a system responsible for genocide
Responsible for genocide,
Responsible for genocide

Spoken:
"AIDS is killing the entire African nation
And a vaccine is still supposedly under preparation
But these governments, they don't mind the procrastination
They say we'll kill them off, take their land and go there for vacation"

My people's culture was strong it was pure
And if not for that white greed,
It would've endured
My people were left with no choice but to decide
To conform to a system

Their minds did slay
Their souls encaged
I feel the rage
It's brutality can never be undone
But the sun is not yet set
The bass and drums and microphone a threat
That's when ya investigate the crimes from the inside
And see that they're responsible for genocide
Responsible for genocide,
Responsible for genocide

Ya cram ya culture down my throat
Say I'm inferior when I find that I choke
You fill my mind with a false sense of history
And then you wonder why I have no identity?

Well I'll strike a match and it'll catch and
Spread the insight we need
A tiny fire burning bright
Shedding light on the darkness of greed

A yes yes yall
And you don't stop
Shedding light on the darkness of greed
A yes yes yall
And you don't stop
Shedding light on the darkness of greed



Violent Femmes "Color Me Once"

Color me once,
Color me twice,
Everything gonna trun out nice.
Everlasting love, you gotta keep me from these false alarms
Alarm, alarm I seem so sad.
Ring, ring I see her I'm glad.
Maybe, maybe the fire of her desire
Patience, patience said the man,
Patience, patience, I can't understand.
Patience like a man and a wife.
I got patience on my neck like a coco that.
I say, Jack be nimble, Jack fall dead,
Jack bend over and give Jilly head.
Oh, you gotta help my body heal my soul.

Dead men working, a sinner, a saint.
Mixing up a pail of paint.
Painted the house, black as night,
When the sun came up the house was white.
Gotta go on, gotta go on, we gotta go on, you gotta go on, we gotta go on



Rollins Band "Ghostrider"

Alan Vega. Suicide. Ghostrider. Ghostrider.
Ghostrider, motorcycle hero.
Ghostrider, motorcycle hero.
Baby, baby, baby, baby, he's blazing away!
Like the star, star, stars in the universe, yeah.
Baby, baby, baby, he's looking so cute, yeah!
Riding around in a blue jumpsuit, yeah.
Baby, baby, baby, baby, he's screaming the truth!
America is killing its youth.
I see them trying, dying, choking, drowning, going down, going down.
I see you dying, dying.
Oh. You don't wanna break apart Ghostrider's heart.
He's riding through your town with his head on fire.
He's riding through your town with his head on fire.
Halo burning. Eyes are crying. Halo buring. Eyes are crying.
Ghostrider, Ghostrider, Ghostrider, Ghostrider keep riding.
Never stop riding.
Hey, hey, don't forget to burn, don't forget to burn.
Burn with fire. With fire, fire, fire, fire!
With fire! Yeah!



Helmet "Milktoast"

Tell me if you think it's all right.
I'll give in to what you know.
I don't see the habits tht become me.
I've saved up my useless thoughts.

Well means, it works I'm on your side.
I said that? Well so, I lied.
Remember I tried not to be wary.
This failed me once too much.

Unrecognized.
Well preserved.
Don't forget
what you heard.



Pantera "The Badge"

Young and dumb, truth and justice fantasy
Fresh out of the academy.
Five time loser bust his head, make your day.
Unless you're paid off to look away.
Do you think this corruption will ever stop?
What makes a person wanna be a cop?
Ran a red light, storm the house and bust the guy.
Do you like to see his children cry?

The badge means you suck, a child lays there dead.
As you look back, what goes through your head?

Some still call him pig.

Pick up a hooker, take her for a little ride.
But get sucked off on the side.
Sworn to serve and protect, forget the killing,
Badge wearing fascist villain.
Pissed in the street, you bust the guy.
Do you like to see his children cry?

The badge means you're suck, a child lays there dead.
As you look back, what goes through your head?

Young and tough, truth and justice fantasy.
Fresh out of the academy.
Five time loser, bust his head, make your day.
Unless you're paid off then you look away.
He burned a flag, storm the house and bust the guy.
Do you like to see his children cry?
Ran a red light, take her for a little ride,
But get sucked off on the side.

The badge means you suck, a child lays there dead.
As you look back, what goes through your head?

Talk to them, you can work it out.
You better not even try it!
You make a play for his gun,
They'll kill you: say it was a riot. Riot!!!

What's behind the badge?



For Love Not Lisa "Slip Slide Melting"

She bends right through me.
Run wicked ramble way.
Come eve, come May, come in, I shovel pain with liquid shades.

If I can lift this head melting hand,
If I can death remans the same.
If I can lift this head melting hand,
if you cry, if you cry, death remains the same.
Gi gi go gi ga ga gi ga go
gi gi ga gi ga ga ga gaw
Slip slide melthing

The flame tames honer.
Where dancing heroes play.
The dawn delivers me life.
New skins in which to hide.
My hands reach daily,
new life in me remain.
Let me be let me be, let me be, let me be
yeah, hey. Let me be!

If I can lift this head melting hand,
if I can death remains the same.
If I can lift this head melting hand,
if I, if I, if I, if I,
Gi gi go gi ga ga gi ga go,
gi gi ga gi ga ga gi gay.
Slipe slide melting.
Gi gi ga gi ga ga gi go,
gi gi ga gi ga ga gi gay.

Lord, i would die for you,
take this heart away,
find some space in the sunshine.
Lord, i would try for you,
take this part away,
fade it away

Lord, I would die for you,
take this heart away,
find some space in the sunshine.
Lord I would try for you,
take this part away, away, away.
Oh
give me something to belive in me,
yeah, me, yeah me yeah Yeah
Ooh



My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult "After The Flesh"

"I am the new way to go"
"I am the way of the future"
"I am the new way to go"
"I am the way of the future"
"There's a lot innocent people being crucified"

you things things things of the flesh do it slow
down avenues fuck me lust my eyes
licking lips encouraging mr. careworn
to gaze upon a screen bask on after the flesh
we'll infect your carnal mind after the flesh

I walked through forests with ugly spirits
kissed their feet and found them calm calm calm
still I don't have any money money money
my body suffers after the flesh

"I am the way of the future"
"They blew his brains out at gunpoint"
"I am the new way to go"
"I am the way of the future"



Jesus And Mary Chain "Snakedriver"

I've got syphilitic hetro friends in every part of town
I don't hate them but I know them I don't want them hanging around
I won't roll my bones for every little girl who gets on down
I got space and space got me I should be selling it by the pound
Ever since I heard the voice I thought I had no choice but then I kissed her
I don't mind if I get broken I don't mind if I get fixed
I don't mind if I'm not spoken I don't mind if I get kicks
If I wake up dead I'll wake up just like any other day
And the photographs of god I bought have almost fade away
Everything just passes by I thought it always would but then I kissed her



Medicine "Time Baby III"

Sometimes it rains inside my head
All the words run dry
Walls are breathing hands are reaching up
To touch my thigh

No they don't have to take you away
No they don't have to take you away
No they don't have to take you away
No they don't have to take you away

Sometimes it's bright inside my head
Just like the spark in my eyes
And hands are breathing ones are reaching up
Cause that's the time we rise

No they don't have to take you away
No they don't have to take you away
No they don't have to take you away
No they don't have to take you away
(That's breaking away again)No they don't have to take you away



Jane Siberry "It Can't Rain All The Time"

We walked the narrow path
Beneath the smoking skies
Sometimes barely tell the difference
Between darkness and light
Do we have faith in what we believe?
The truest test is when we cannot see

I hear pounding feet in the streets below
And the women crying and the children know
That there's something wrong
It's hard to belive that love will prevail

It won't rain all the time
The sky won't fall forever
And though the night seems long
your tears won't fall forever

When I'm lonely, I lie awake at night
And I wish you were here, I miss you.
Can you tell me is there something more to believe in?
Or is this all there is?

And the pounding feet in the streets below
And a window breaks and a woman falls, there's,
There's something wrong
It's hard to belive that love will prevail.

It won't rain all the time...
Last night I had a dream
You came into my room
You took me into your arms
Whispering and kissing me
And telling me to still believe
(Within the emptiness of
The burning cities against which
We set our darkest of selves)
Until finally I felt safe and warm
I fell asleep in your arms
And when I awoke I cried again
For you were gone
Can you hear me?
It won't rain all the time
The sky won't fall forever
And though the night seems long
Your tears won't fall forever


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