Freaks
 

Released: May 87

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Fairground, I Want You, Being Followed Home, Master Of The Universe, Life Must Be So Wonderful, There's No Emotion, Anorexic Beauty, The Never/Ending Story, Don't You Know?, They Suffocate At Night

Fairground

As the signs outside proclaimed, nature sometimes makes mistakes. Was it the mother or the father to blame, inside the damp grass and tilted tent? As the signs outside proclaimed, nature sometimes makes mistakes. Was it the mother or the father to blame, inside the damp grass and tilted tent? / Won't you come with me to the fairground? / Your head / will be spinning, / I said your head / is your feet. / And the man at the side of me starts a lewd laugh / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / at the cat with two heads and the dog with eight legs. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / The man has come between us, his cheeks rattle like a fence, / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / He's come between us, and he starts a lewd laugh. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / I s ought shelter from the storm in a small inn by the coast. In the children's room three identical sisters sat, except for the one who was hideously deformed; her grotesque features seemed to parody her sisters' beauty, ridiculing and mocking everything I h eld dear. / Won't you come with me to the fairground? / Your head / will be spinning, / I said your head / is your feet. / And the man at the side of me starts a lewd laugh / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / at the cat with two heads and the dog with ei ght legs. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / The man has come between us, his cheeks rattle like a fence, / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / He's come between us, and he starts a lewd laugh. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / The fish-eyed foetus floated bla nkly in the yellowed waters, still as wax. The man came between us, my sister and I, ridiculing and parodying everything we held dear, making a mockery of our former emotions. Dragging it all down to his level. / Won't you come with me to the fairground? / Your head / will be spinning. / And the man at the side of with eight legs. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / The man has come between us, his cheeks rattle like a fence, / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / He's come between us, and he starts a lewd laugh. / (ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!) / And then we went for rides. / [Jarvis:] Roll up, roll up, nice rides... Come on, spin those cars boys and make the girls scream! The louder you scream the faster we go! Come on, roll up, go on, ladies and gentlemen, boy s and girls, for the ride of a lifetime. There's plenty of seats, come on, don't be shy! Roll up, come on, come on! / [shrieking and wailing laughter] / And then we went for rides.

I Want You

Hey, / you can look, you can look just like anyone else / if that's what you want to do. / I, / I could laugh, I could laugh in your face if I want / oh, but I'm not going to. / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / When we met last week on Saturday, / ([back ing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / I couldn't make a sentence, / I couldn't even say / what I meant to say: / that I want you / (it doesn't hurt to say I want you), I need you / (I never thought I'd say I need you), I'll keep you, / oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw myself away, away, away, / and I'll break you / because I lose myself inside you, I'll make you / fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you, / oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far away, away, away. / Yes, / yes, you're all, yes you'r e all that I ever desire, / still I'll kill you in the end. / When, / when it seems, when it seems that it's getting too soft, / when you lapse into a friend, / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / There's someone just behind the door / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / so don't betray your feelings, / no don't talk anymore, / never dare to say / that I want you / (it doesn't hurt to say I want you), I need you / (I never thought I'd say I need you), I'll keep you, / oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw mysel f away, away, away, / and I'll break you / because I lose myself inside you, I'll make you / fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you, / oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far away, away, away. / Now, / now we come, now we come to the end of it all, / see it squirming, almost dead. / No, / you can't leave, you can't leave it to die here in pain. / You've got to stamp upon it's head. / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / I'll go out and you'll stay home / ([backing vocals:] ba ba ba ba) / facin g up to living, / living on your own, / and I'll curse my pride, / curse my pride, / curse my stupid pride / because I want you / (it doesn't hurt to say I want you), I need you / (I never thought I'd say I need you), I'll keep you, / oh yes I'll keep you and I'll throw myself away, away, away, / and I'll break you / because I lose myself inside you, I'll make you / fit in the space that I provide you, I'll take you, / oh yes, I'll take you just to push you far away, away, away.

Being Followed Home

I'm being followed home, / I'm being followed home, / I don't know what for, / I don't know by whom. / The smell of your dress, / a face in the rain, / the pavement shines wet / in focus again. / Oh... / oh... / oh... / oh. / In a dead seaside town / I tr ied to change my mind / for a well/balanced view / that was not mine to find. / Heaven knows, all your / stars are on show, they last a lifetime, / and your hands leave their / marks in the sand, they last for ever, / for ever. / It's clear to me: / you f it so perfectly / in a dimly lit room / just inside of the sea. / His twisted face / tells me to leave this place. / You know somewhere, / but I shouldn't go there, I shouldn't go there. / Heaven knows, all your / stars are on show, they last a lifetime, / and your hands leave their / marks in the sand, they last for ever. / They've followed me home / the one with the dog/breath in the tattoo bar says something in a language that I don't uderstand. The street stinks of piss and dead fish. Jump a garden wa ll, landing on the slimy grass, air roaring in my lungs. Hear him swear as he stumbles and falls behind me. Down another cobbled street, footsteps bouncing off the walls. Which way? A bottle smashes. The glint of a blade in the moonlight. Someone laughs, the corners turned... and it's too late. The first blow falls... then nothing. / I awoke on the beach sometime later / to a grey and sunless sky. / Your voice still slithers in my head, / I can't remember what you said. / I get to my feet, my body aches. / I make for the town for no/one's sake. / My mind is a blur, I feel so weak, / I see your reflection in the street. / "It's what you deserve, it's what you need. / Just like those stupid books you read." / I look to the sky, I see your face, / collapse i n the road I hear you say / I shouldn't go there, I shouldn't go there! / My wound's healing now / and your imprint fades, / now just a pale scar / for five vanished days. / Your voice is so weak, / your face is unclear, / your body a legend from a forgot ten year. / I've been followed home. / I've been followed home. / I've been followed home. / I've been followed home.

Master Of The Universe

I am the master of this universe / and I've got so big it hurts / Raise your eyes and graze your knees / oh for your master is displeased / because you dared to doubt his word / his polished surface dulls and cracks / Your bitter laughter breaks his back / I am the master of this universe / I taught you everything you know / now you must bear your master's curse / oh for I will not let you go / Now you must walk this town `til dawn / in every public open place / your master's look upon your face / Oh now look what you have done / you've spoilt it all for everyone / The master masturbates alone / in a corner of your home / You feed him scraps when in the mood / You beat him hard and keep him nude / You cut your master down to size / Now he cries and he cri es now / Lalalalala lalala... / And now he begs both night and day / He lets you take him on your knee / He keeps on losing consciousness / he dearly loves his new mistress / Now he repeats it every night / Every night on point of death / "You are the mas ter of this universe" / Now he cries and he cries now / "You are the master of the universe / You are the master of the universe / You are the master of the universe / You are the master of the universe!"

Life Must Be So Wonderful

Life must be so wonderful, living here on your own, / please call / around to see. / And maybe I've been loving you for too long, / and now blind, / I watch you bleed. / You rot in your bedroom, you cry on the phone. / Well I'm sorry / but he's not at hom e. / You give me your secrets, you give me your heart / and I smile whilst you fall apart. / Oh no, / please not now, / can't you see there's no time? / No, I haven't the time. / Can't you see there's no time? / Oh/oh, / oh/oh/oh/oh, / oh/oh, / oh/oh/oh/o h/oh/oh... / Now all our dreams melt / in the sun, / and visions / dwindle / one by one by one. / Perhaps you should move somewhere / far away, / to another town / where maybe they / could see things in your way. / It shouldn't be like this, it shouldn't be hard. / I smile whilst you fall apart. / You're sorry, you're sorry, is all that you say. / Well, / I'd stop it, but I can't find a way. / Your life must be so wonderful, / your visions die and fall. / And in the end, / nothing ends, / just grows faint er / and farther / away.

There's No Emotion

As I lay / down in the bedroom, / there came a sound / from far away. / As I strained / my ears to listen / I could hear / a thin voice say: / "In your heart / there's no emotion, / and your soul, / your soul just dried away. / There's no love, / no love left in your / body; / standing empty forever, / and colder / every day." / So I spent / a night without you, / oh yes, I spent / a night outdoors. / Staring in / to unknown faces, / trying to feel / just like before. / In your heart / there's no emotion, / and your soul, / your soul just dried away. / There's no love, / no love left in your / body; / standing empty forever, / and colder / every day. / Oh yeah. / No I don't / believe in voices, / because I hear / them all the time, / scraping tears / from hardened faces / with their stu/ / pid ugly rhymes. / In your heart / there's no emotion, / and your soul, / your soul just dried away. / There's no love, / no love left in your body; / standing empty forever, / and colder / every day. / Standing empty f orever, / and colder / every day. / And this is where the story starts, / holding hands / that hold you forever, / only love / will keep you together. / Holding hands / that hold you forever, / holding hands / that throw you forever / away, / away, / oh.

Anorexic Beauty

Sitting alone on / a cold bar stool, / your cold, hard eyes make me / feel a fool. / Pastel/white features, / high cheek/bones, / scarlet/blooded lips and deathly tones. / The girl of my nightmares, / sultry and corpse/like. / The girl / of my / nightmare s. / Brittle fingers, / and thin cigarettes, / so hard to tell apart, / (she hasn't spoken yet.) / You put your hand on mine, / death white on brown, / those whirlpool eyes; / well, I begin to drown. / The girl of my nightmares, / erotic and skull/faced. / The girl / of my / nightmares. / Anorexic beauty, / feather/weight perfection, / anorexic beauty, / underweight / goddess. / Sitting alone on / a cold bar stool, your / so hard to tell apart, / (she hasn't spoken yet.) / Pastel/white features, / high ch eek/bones, / scarlet/blooded lips and deathly tones. / The girl of my nightmares, / sultry and corpse/like. / The girl / of my / nightmares. / Anorexic beauty, / feather/weight perfection, / anorexic beauty, / underweight / goddess.

The Never/Ending Story

When all should be done and gone, / he comes round again to see, / he can't keep himself away. / He touches her hand and it starts again. / His work is an ugly mess. / He prods and it cries in pain. / He kicks and it starts to scream. / He hurries away wh en she cannot see. / When all should be done and gone, / he comes round again to see, / he can't keep himself away. / he touches her hand and it / starts again. / Moving so slowly, / droplets of kindness / that poison and choke / when this thing should ha ve died long ago. / The entrails are soft and warm, / this time it must be the end. / One touch and it lives again. / He keeps it alive to be part of its pain / (and that's mercy. / And that's compassion. / And that's being good friends in a crisis. / Wha t's one corpse between friends?) / Oh / oh/oh/oh... / Leave it, boy. / Just leave it alone. / Stop scratching, or it'll never heal. / Just let it lie in peace. / Get out of the way, /get out of the way, / the brakes cannot last for long. / He knows he mus t let it go, / he knows but he keeps a hold. / He touches her hand and it / starts again. / Ah! / Ah! / Ah! / Moving so slowly, / he drops it so gently, / urging its life / to a peak to torment it again!

Don't You Know?

There's not much time for talking, / all your friends are / going to walk away. / If there was time for talking / all too soon you'd be / lost for things to say. / Don't you know she could break you, / every bone that's inside of you? / Then again she mig ht make you / everything that you want her to, / and if you could walk away, / where would you go / anyway? / And if you've still got the chance, I know you know / you'll stay, / stay. / I don't need your excuses; / are you tired of / trying to stay on to p? / so just lie back and enjoy it / and save your tears for / when the kissing stops / (oh, you know it's got to stop.) / Don't you know she could break you, / every bone that's inside of you? / Then again she might make you / everything that you want he r to, / and if you could walk away, / where would you go / anyway? / And if you've still got the chance, I know you know / you'll stay, / stay. / Oh, you'll stay, / oh, you'll stay. / Don't you know she could break you, / every bone that's inside of you? / Then again she might make you / everything that you want her to, / and if you could walk away, / where would you go / anyway? / And if you've still got the chance, I know you know / you'll stay, / stay. / Oh, you'll stay, / oh, you'll stay. / Oh, you'll stay, / oh, you'll stay, / oh, you'll stay, / oh, you'll stay, / oh, you'll stay.

They Suffocate At Night

His body loved her / his mind was set on other things / Keep your face out of sight / and your thoughts to yourself / And this went on for several nights / festering in silence, growing in the dark / and this they saw as love / Love / So sad to see / They suffocate at night / Oh this they saw as love / Love / So sad to see / to see it slowly die / She met his wishes / he found that he had changed his mind / Now the fit is too tight / and the bedroom too warm / The days are filled with things to do / Night /time lies so hollow and memories betray / Oh memories of love / Love / So sad to see / They suffocate at night / Those memories of love / Love / So sad to see / to see it slowly die / Two years have passed / two years of emptiness inside / and the grey s kies above / just show how far I went wrong / I wonder if she's living there / the way that I recall / the way I'll always think of you / And when I think of you / I think of love / Love / So sad to see / They suffocate at night / You know I think of love / Love / So sad to see / to see it slowly die / I wrote you a letter / I threw it away / I wrote you a letter / I threw it away / I need her / I know I don't need her / I need her / Oh / Oh/oh... / Dadalala...


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