Lyrics Of The Day – Here’s… THE FALL

Living Too Late‘ by THE FALL

Crow’s feet are ingrained on my face
And I’m living too late
Try to wash the black off my face, but it’s ingrained
And I’m living too late
Sleepless, in-control spleen
Agreed ace family
Must have stump tripod in the genes
I’m immune to things
In my dreams
I saw through the trees
O’er the poison river locks
Talk treacherous would beat
But still my heart it is rock
Finally going through old parasite gate
But there’s a 24-hour clock watch
And I’m living too late
Think
Sometimes life is like a new bar
Plastic seats, beer below par
Food with no taste, music grates
I’m living too late
Once talking was my favourite while
But now I know a conversation’s end
Before it’s done
Maybe I’m living too long
The daylight
I see trouble on the streets
Fearing catastrophe to meet
Walk down the devil’s boulevard
But still my heart is hard
They say them cellars [were’t even/were evil] black
But I know they’re wrong
Think it’s one
Been
Living Too Long


From the 1986 album Bend Sinister

Lyrics Of The Day – By… PLACEBO

NANCY BOY‘ by PLACEBO in full here…

Alcoholic kind of mood
Lose my clothes
Lose my lube
Cruising for a piece of fun
Looking out for number one
Different partner every night
So narcotic outta sight
What a gas
what a beautiful ass

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me

Kind of buzz that lasts for days
Had some help from insect ways
Comes across all shy and coy
Just another nancy boy
Woman man or modern monkey
Just another happy junkie
Fifty pounds
Press my button
Going down

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me

Does his makeup in his room
Douse himself with cheap perfume
Eyeholes in a paper bag
Greatest lay I ever had
Kind of guy who mates for life
Gotta help him find a wife
We’re a couple
When our bodies double

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
x2

pALCEBo
From the band’s self-titled debut longplayer – 1996

Lyrics Of The Day – By… NEW ORDER

From ‘Love Vigilantes‘ by New Order

[Verse 1]
Oh I’ve just come
From the land of the sun
From a war that must be won
In the name of truth
With our soldiers so brave
Your freedom we will save
With our rifles and grenades
And some help from God

[Chorus]
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home
I’ve been so alone, you see

[Verse 2]
You just can’t believe
The joy I did receive
When I finally got my leave
And I was going home
Oh I flew through the sky
My convictions could not lie
For my country I would die
And I will see it soon

[Chorus]
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home
I’ve been so alone, you see

[Verse 3]
When I walked through the door
My wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes were sore
I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand
And I saw the telegram
That said that I was a brave, brave man
But that I was dead

[Chorus]
I want to see my family
My wife and child waiting for me
I’ve got to go home


LOVE VIGILANTES was the opening track from their 1985 Low-life album

Lyrics Of The Day – By… THE CURE

Here’s the song ‘Pictures‘ by THE CURE in full…

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel
Remembering you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go
Remembering you fallen into my arms
Crying for the death of your heart
You were stone white
So delicate
Lost in the cold
You were always so lost in the dark
Remembering you how you used to be
Slow drowned
You were angels
So much more than everything
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything
If only I’d thought of the right words
I could have held on to your heart
If only I’d thought of the right words
I wouldn’t be breaking apart
All my pictures of you
Looking so long at these pictures of you
But I never hold on to your heart
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you


Released as a single 19 March 1990 – From the ‘Disintegration‘ album…