Category Archives: Lyrical trails

The Knife – One Hit Lyrics

I’ve got a new story now and it goes like this
I took my hand out of my pocket up came a fist
It was headline news
One more abuse
I’ve got to tell it with a fist
And it goes like this

Ho ho ho ho
Huh huh huh huh

So where’s the femininity
The one with skirts and high heels
A shiny sink and home made meals
The one and only way
If you enter you’ll stay
Sons and daughters you will breed
As long as you breastfeed
Yeah being a man is a bliss
One Hit one Kiss

Ho ho ho ho
Huh huh huh huh

Then the lights came on, it was all a scene
Bend back, give head it’s not pornography
If you do it with lights then it’s art you see
If you do it with a twist
Yes, artistically

Ho ho ho ho
Huh huh huh huh

I could do the laundry
The women’s work
For a reasonable salary I would wash the world
It wouldn’t affect my libido or my self esteem
Don’t need to mark my territory
It’s all obvious to me
It’s manhood’s bliss
One Hit one Kiss
Spending time with my family
Like the Corleones

Ho ho ho ho
Huh huh huh huh

Dead Can Dance – Indoctrination Lyrics

In times of great vexation
When one must choose between what’s right and wrong
Freedom, so they say,
Amounts to the choices you have made
Through all the arbitrary rationale concerning liberty
Freedom, I must say,
Exists within unconditioned minds

Reason has come of age

How can you be satisfied with things the way they are
When all that surrounds us now and so much more
Remains inside the keeper’s dark embrace?
The insatiable thirst for power has made
Idols out of mortals, gods into clay
Soldiers into heros, children into slaves
All damned
Desires
Their hopes betrayed

Who will suffer the laws
That state can decide your child’s education
Unless you pay the price?

Refrain (x2)
Who will suffer their laws?
Who will suffer their minds?
Who will suffer their words?
Who will suffer their designs?

The Healer Lyrics

For whatever reason you refuse to feel this space within
To know what’s insanity, to really know it
Whatever your particular anaesthetic is
That you hold onto so desperately
The thing that makes you think you know who you are
Whatever that thing is you allow you to keep you sane
Your ace in the hole
The psyche that keeps you from trying to guess
What your pimp has in store for you…
Whatever keeps you from screaming out at this moment
In absolute and sheer horror,
Whatever you fuck your brain with
Whatever that is, whatever that is…
It’s a lie. It’s a LIE!

Roger Waters – The Powers That Be lyrics

The powers that be
They like a tough game
No rules
Some you win, some you lose
Competition’s good for you
They’re dying to be free
They’re the powers that be
They like a bomb proof cadillac
Air conditioned, gold taps,
Back seat gun rack, platinum hub caps
They pick horses for courses
They’re the market forces
Nice car Jack
They like order, make-up, lime light power
Game shows, rodeos, star wars, TV
They’re the powers that be
If you see them come,
You better run – run
You better run on home

Sisters of mercy better join your brothers
Put a stop to the soap opera right now
They say the toothless get ruthless
You better run on home

You better run – run
You better run on home

The powers that be
They like treats, tricks, carrots and sticks
They like fear and loathing, they like sheep’s clothing
And blacked-out vans

Blacked-out vans, contingency plans
They like death or glory, they love a good story
They love a good story

Sisters of mercy better join with your brothers
Put a stop to the soap opera state
They say the toothless get ruthless
Run home before its too late
You better run – run
You better run on home

Thievery Corporation – The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter

The Truth is unspoken, a promise is broken
I’m under surveillance, they know what my name is
I need some protection, some love and affection
There’s 1000 reasons, but one is the number

Welcome to my spaceship
It’s beautiful forever
She’s right here where you left her
And the heart’s lonely hunter

Save bottles of water and flour and sugar
Turn off the AC and hang up the bed sheets
Cover up windows, careful where the light goes
Yank out the cable and blow out the candle

Welcome to my spaceship
You’re beautiful forever
She’s right here where you left her
And the heart’s lonely hunter

Perfectly molded almost unfolded
Under the counter well, that is your nature
Drip grind or roasted, buttered or toasted
The greater the db’s the higher the AC

Psycho acoustics
Down in the black seats
Stereo nation
Amplification
The brave and the righteous
They’re safe in their houses
Now one is just a number
The heart’s a lonely hunter
One is the number
Heart is a hunter
One is a number
Heart is a hunter

Welcome to my spaceship
You’re beautiful forever
She’s right here where you left her
And the heart’s lonely hunter

Welcome to my spaceship
You’re beautiful forever
She’s right here where you left her
And the heart’s lonely hunter

The Knife – From off to on w/ Live Video

We can not wait much longer
We want happiness back
We want control of our bodies
Everything we’ve lacked
I think I even liked it
If the feeling was mine
A little something about my body
Is it the warmth inside

When we come home, we want it quiet and calm
We want you to sing us a song
When we come home, we pull the curtains down
Making sure that the TV is on

If you move a little closer
I’ll tell you what’s my aim
It’s every evening on a big screen
Hosted by celebrities
I had a dream about deleting and killer whales
Is it the feeling of your body
Or is it the feeling of mine

When we come home, we want it quiet and calm
We want you to be around
When we come home, we pull the curtains down
Making sure that the TV is on

From off to on
From off to on

The Knife – Marble House Lyrics w/ Video

I cut your nails and comb your hair
I carry you down the stairs
I wanted to see right through from the other side
I wanted to walk a trail with no end in sight

The moment we believe that we have never met
Another kind of love it’s easy to forget
When we are all alone then we do both agree
We have a thing in common this was meant to be

You close my eyes and soothe my ears
You heal my wounds and dry my tears
On the inside of this marble house I grow
And the seeds I sow will grow up prisoners too

The moment we believe that we have never met
Another kind of love it’s easy to forget
When we are all alone then we do both agree
We have a thing in common this was meant to be

Now where’s your shoulder
What is it’s name
What’s your scent
Say it again
If it goes faster can you still follow me
It must be safe when it’s on TV

I raise my hands to heaven of curiosity
I don’t know what to ask for
What has it got for me?
The others say we’re hiding
It’s as forward as can be
Some things I do for money
Some things I do for free

The video made the song make the last line crystal clear to me: Some things I do for money, Some things I do for free… It’s so true. The Knifes videos are so crazy and worthwhile, along with of course their videos. I first heard Karins voice in Röyksopps What Else is There and since have been listening to her lots. Very inspiring music I must say!!

Powers That Be Vs Roland Clarke – Planet Rock

Last night I had a dream that I lived in a speaker
And the sky like a smoke filled room in ibiza
The sun with a crystal ball shining 24 hours a day
My air was the wind that was bouncing off the walls
My song will spirit them all to the dancing
My rain was the sweat that dropped off your faces
My lightning was the strobe that filled a room like a tropical storm
This is my world, this is my planet and my planet rocks
Just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open
Just open your heart!
Rocks, rocks, rocks….

Face to my face, face to my face, face to my face, you’re never too late.
Face to my face, face to my face, face to my face, tell me anyway.
Your face to my face, you’re face to my face, you’re face to my face, we’re seconds away.
Your face to my face, you’re face to my face, you’re face to my face, open your heart!

Oh, oh, oh…

This is my world, this is my planet and my planet rocks.

Promise me your promises
Your face to my face
I don’t want to stop right now
Don’t take them away
‘Cause promises are promises
Just tell me anyway
It’s never too late
We’re seconds away
Just open your heart!
Just open your heart!
Just open your heart!
Just open your heart!
Just open your heart!

This is my world, this is my planet and my planet rocks.
Just open your heart!
This is my world, this is my planet and my planet rocks.

Just open your heart!

Just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open, just open your heart!

Just open your heart!
Just open your heart!

Oh, oh, oh…

Lost in Moments by Ulver

I remember walking, one side of town to the other
Alone one night in January… or February
It’s like in an old movie from some other land
It lasted for hours

Only streelights
And the grating of gravel in pedestrian subways

I remember some trees which stood black and naked
Weatherbeaten hollows of snow
With sparse lumps of ice,
Been scraped off by the wind alone
And on the stairs before I left
One of the girls had surprisingly given me a kiss
Stung in the cold long after

This World by Slam

This World – Slam feat. Tyrone Palmer

On a television screen Visions of hatred unrest and deceit
A man lashes out with his fists
Full of anger
So caught up in his own beliefs
The revolution will be televised this time around
It will be bought and sold
Don’t switch it off
Don’t shut it out
The truth can hurt
But now it must be told
Mighty forces lying – victims dying
Mothers crying in the street
They won’t stop lying – we won’t stop trying
We have to live a life of peace
In this world
Will you take the hand of your fellow man?
In this world
Only you believe what your eyes can see
In this world
Will you take the hand of your fellow man?
In this world
Only you believe what your eyes can see
In this world – This world
A shot rings out on a busy street
More chaos, destruction and despair
A crowd gathers there, full of hate and fear
For a world that doesn’t care
There’s refugees the same as me
But just ahead and in a future time
The difference is that war and famine
Never left their shores like mine
Mighty forces lying – victims dying
Mothers crying in the street
They won’t stop lying – we won’t stop trying
We have to live a life of peace
In this world
Will you take the hand of your fellow man?
In this world
Only you believe what your eyes can see
In this world
Time to stand and fight – d’you believe its right?
In this world
Will you take the hand of your fellow man?
In this world
There’s a story talked about
The risk ten-fold
We’ll find a better way
We can summon mighty force
Together strong
We’ll reach a brighter day
Now if you can see how its meant to be
There’s a price to pay for a better day
They won’t stop lying – we won’t stop trying
We have to live a life of peace
In this world
Time to stand and fight – d’you believe its right?
In this world
Come on take the hand of your fellow man
In this world