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Church Of Noise
( Cairns )

She goes places I won't go
She knows things that I don't know
Welcome to the Church of Noise
Welcome to the Church of Noise

"It takes more than intellect to be a musician,
Put your soul in to it little, okey?"

This goes way beyond beliefs
Take this far away from me
Welcome to the Church of Noise
Welcome to the Church of Noise

Empire's singing on the backdoor step
Showband's dyin' on my radio set
Every light shines out on a Sunday
Heaven sent with quilt and regret
I am lost in your acetylene light, so bad
One more trip
One more trip to my head
To my head now

- Guitar Solo -

Red skies summer marches on
We should go away together
Mongrels in a mess forever
Welcome to the Church of Noise
Welcome and welcome
Welcome to the Church of Noise
Welcome and welcome
Welcome to the Church of Noise
Welcome and welcome
Welcome to the Church of Noise


Tightrope Walker
( Cairns, McCarrick, Hopkins )

I'm trying to walk up the stairs
My hands are snatchin' at the slivers of light
I'm stickin' to the steps
Each one a release
From the place below
I'm on a mission
On the hunt for clean
Clear vapour skies
'Cos I'm choking on my own
I need some air

The dark skies behind me
Begging you to scrape off, your disco paint
It's open to the night
And I'm sick as a hospital
And empty factories
You look so tiny, so very unimportant
I'm nearly there, and everything feels fine

Don't wanna look behind me
Don't wanna look beneath me
Every movement
Every vibration
Every movement
Every vibration

High above piss city
Watch the pigs-ear people
All dead in their drows
Some suffer in silence
Some gorge
Sucking on silicone
I've got the urge to jump
Watch life whizz by
Fast foward flash
But hold on boy
I feel alive

Don't wanna look behind me
Don't wanna look beneath me
Every movement
Every vibration
Every movement
Every vibration

- Guitar solo -

Don't wanna look behind me
Don't wanna look beneath me
Every movement
Every vibration
Every movement
Every vibration

Don't wanna look behind me
Don't wanna look beneath me
Every movement
Every vibration
Every movement
Every vibration


Black Eye, Purple Sky
( Cairns )

Scrape the stars from your eyes
Lift yourself up, let's go home
It's a long, drawn night
That we leave behind
Keep on walking, breathe deeply as you go
It's a well scarred part of the road
But at least we know every pitfall
Failure, secret and saviour

I just wanna know
Is it gonna be the same
I just wanna know
Is it gonna be the same

Friends, we got this one under our belts
So brace yourself for the morning chimes
You won't remember, there's nothing to regret
So keep the comfort you know
And hang on to it always
Ever
Though sicker or better

I just wanna know
Is it gonna be the same
I just wanna know
Is it gonna be the same

I just wanna know
Is it gonna be the same
I just wanna know

- Guitar solo -

So c'mon we got a blank day
Where do we go?
There's a place I know
And it's your and mine
They got everything and it's easy all the time
This could be our way out of this place
Something we'll drink to forever
Whenever
We leave here together

I just wanna know
Is it gonna be the same
I just wanna know
Is it gonna be the same

I just wanna know


Lonely, Cryin' Only
( Cairns, McCarrick )

Leave a message or leave me alone

What if the sky falls? And shoves me into the ground
Would you pray for me? Or would you pull me out?
Yeah, I know you're no angel
But I'm stuck right now
Don't walk away
Pretendin' you don't know how

Like a fat kid suicide. Believing they're wrong
And you were givin' up early. And goin' out alone
Yeah, I know you're no angel
But I'm stuck for friends
Once I'm out, I won't be back there again

And if you're lonely
You're lonely
And you're cryin' all the time
You're cryin' now
Heaven help me
Help me
'Cos your heart's as dead as mine
We all go slowly
Go slowly
And time is catchin' up
Time's catchin'
If you would only
Up only
Give me two minutes
Of your twisted love

Everyday, it gets much better
Everyone's on your side. Skies colliding in your name
Strike it up and lights
And step outside
'Cos you know what's goin' on

But if you're lonely
You're lonely
And you're cryin' all the time
You're cryin' now
Heaven help me
Help me
'Cos your heart's as dead as mine
We all go slowly
Go slowly
And time is catchin' up
Time's catchin'
If you would only
Up only
Give me two minutes
Of that twisted love
Your twisted, Your twisted love
Your twisted, Your twisted love
Your twisted, Your twisted love


Born Too Soon
( Cairns )

In your weakest moments. It all comes back to you
Like a ghost. Just when you need some peace the most
The same endless cycle always
Never ending chain of bitterness
Living the same mistakes again

And when it starts to slide
Let it go, leave it behind
And when it starts to slide
Let it go

This is pulling you under
And you're feeling that this is as low as it gets
You're giving up on your saving grace
You've gotta shake off the dirt that drags you
Scrape up some sparks to guide you
And use your arms to bring you back

And when it starts to slide
Let it go, leave it behind
And when it starts to slide
Let it go

And when it starts to slide
Let it go, leave it behind
And when it starts to slide
Let it go


Stay Happy
( Cairns, McKeegan, McCarrick, Hopkins )

Slush puppies foul pavements
Ice-cream comes up on their pagers
Break them up with a bucket of water

Kids waving shake babies
Smile candy through splinters
Squeezed into ill fitting stiches
Squeezed into ill fitting stiches

Stay happy, stay happy
Stay happy, stay happy

You're funny, not happy
Self-effacing self protected
Please save me from the wretched
Please save me from the wretched

Stay happy, stay happy
Stay happy, stay happy

- Guitar solo -

Stay happy, stay happy
Stay happy, stay happy

Stay happy, stay happy
Stay happy, stay happy
Stay happy

Stay happy, stay happy
Stay happy, stay happy

Stay happy, stay happy
Stay happy, stay happy

Did you get enough sleep? You look all tired, where can it reach?


Safe
( Cairns, McCarrick, McKeegan, Hopkins )

All this noise is making me nervous
I feel every slammed door and drunken laugh
Sometimes there's no room for breathing
Take me to a colony and leave me in Antarctica
The living germs, keep these buildings alive
And everyday we feed them, with our dirt and rotten memories
The front window in the house his mother left him
Is just another beacon in a sea of dark yellow

This place speaks to him, it's got it's own language
Cold comfort through the gill cracked plaster
Looks at him with eyes in paint blisters
Squeezes musik through a cheap transistor
Voice of mothers
With their prisoners for brothers
And the bug-eyed little creatures
Terrifying stupid teachers
Who then take it out on weaklings
Spawning killing spree control freaks
Who get married in their prisons
To abused and lonely women

I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you

I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you

I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you

I'm clean and I'm clinging
Like I've never held on to anything in my life
I'm clean and I'm clinging to you


Straight Life
( Cairns, McCarrick )

Fuck life!

My tongue is twisted from talkin'
My feet are blistered from walkin' alone
My head is burtin' with thoughts
And every bruise looks so familiar
This city's buzzin' with bastards
Cancer tans and platic disasters
Wannabees and users and makers
Impotents and shake city fakers

So don't tell me, everything's alright
And don't include me in your straight life
And don't tell me, everything's alright
In your straight life

My system's sick with poison
Hearts bitter joys are jumpin'
Far away from better days
And every beat feels so familiar
My arms are fed up reaching
My voice is through of breakin'
Myself I'm sick of reason
Every bruise feels so familiar

So don't tell me, everything's alright
And don't include me in your straight life
So don't tell me, everything's alright
In your straight life

So don't tell me, everything's alright
And don't include me in your straight life
So don't tell me, everything's alright
In your straight life

- Guitar solo -

So don't tell me, everything's alright
And don't include me in your straight life
Don't tell me, everything's alright
In your straight life

So don't tell me, everything's alright
And don't include me in your straight life
So don't tell me, everything's alright
In your straight life

So don't tell me, everything's alright
And don't include me in your straight life
So don't tell me, everything's alright
In your straight life

Straight life, in your straight life, in your straight life,
in your straight life, in your straight life,
in your straight life, in your straight life,
in your straight life, in your straight life


Heaven's Gate
( Cairns, McKeegan, McCarrick, Hopkins )

Oh shit, here comes morning
Another ugly bang that I dreaded coming
Go back to sleep, let the curtains protect me
Keep them closed so the light won't get me
Stuck inside, afraid of big spaces
Too much noise and too many faces
All the mail left unanswered
Kickin' down my door
Like a final reminder

I've been waiting on it comin'
Waiting so long
I wanna be there when it all goes off
And everything I need is the verification of you genius

Ok, but I'm not ready, I'll get up and go
'Cos I feel so guilty, Is anybody there?
The door is still ringing
It's not for me, just another religion
Someone selling something
I'd let you in but the house is so empty
Feed me, any salvation
I'm payin' through the nose, for my inspiration

I've been waiting on it comin'
Waiting so long
I wanna be there when it all goes off
And everything I need is the verification of you genius

- Guitar solo -

Wish I could sleep forever
It's all catching up, and I surrender
Clock keeps chipping at my existence
A final reminder, always there in the distance

I've been waiting on it comin'
Waiting so long
I wanna be there when it all goes off
And everything I need is the verification of you genius


Don't Expect Roses
( Cairns )

Well this is taking everything
Everything that I can stand
And you look like the enemy
With the answers hidden in your hands
And you can tell yourself, everything is fine
But don't be fooled by the sunshine

And don't expect roses
Don't expect roses

I'm thinking
Watching London sink in the Thames
I'm using all my energy
Wasted, used, re-cycled and drained
Maybe I'll find you sympathy
Somewhere near the end of the century

But don't expect roses
Don't expect roses

The hooligans are loose, the hooligans are loose
The hooligans are loose, the hooligans are loose
You should pay some attention to me
I won't stop throwing
'Til everything's broken

So don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses, roses
Don't expect roses, roses
So don't expect roses

Roses
Don't expect me to ...
Don't expect roses
You can kiss my ass on your way out
Roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
Don't expect roses
If you're looking for trouble you can find me on the internet motherfucker


Tramline
( Cairns, McCarrick )

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

See you later! Yeah, I'll be in about half an hour

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

What you're thinking about?
This is my arm, someones arm and it's always this to vain in the supermarket
This is my arm

Rock star bullshit

Means a lot, thanks very much!

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit

I'm getting swallowed up
In all of this
And the last thing I need
Is some rock star bullshit


The Boy's Asleep
( Cairns, McCarrick, McKeegan )

?

Thanks for coming
Mind your step on the way home
The roads are busy
Tonight just pick the ones you know
Thanks for coming
Stick to all the place you've been
Thanks for coming again

?

Thanks for coming
Mind your step on the way home
The roads are busy
Tonight just pick the ones you know

Thanks for coming
Mind your step on the way home
The roads are busy
So pick the ones you know
Thanks for coming
Mind your step on the way home
The roads are busy
Tonight just pick the ones you know

Thanks for calling
Mind your step on the way home
Find the God
And thank him

Thanks for coming
Mind your step on the way home
The roads are busy
Tonight just pick the ones you know

Thanks for coming
Mind your step on the way home
The path is crowded



May 1, 1998 ;  marko.jokela@kolumbus.fi

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