This Is Hardcore
This Is Hardcore CD1

CD 1

This Is Hardcore, Ladies Man, The Professional,

This Is Hardcore

You are hardcore, you make me hard. You name the drama and I'll play the part. It seems I saw you in some teenage wet dream. I like your get up if you know what I mean. I want it bad. I want it now. Oh can't you see I'm ready now. I've seen all the pictur es, I've studied them forever. I wanna make a movie so let's star in it together. Don't make a move 'til I say, "Action." Oh, here comes the Hardcore life. Put your money where your mouth is tonight. Leave your make-up on & I'll leave on the light. Come o ver here babe & talk in the mic. Oh yeah I hear you now. It's gonna be one hell of a night. You can't be a spectator. Oh no. You got to take these dreams & make them whole. Oh this is Hardcore - there is no way back for you. Oh this is Hardcore -this is m e on top of you & I can't believe that it took me this long. That it took me this long. This is the eye of the storm. It's what men in stained raincoats pay for but in here it is pure. Yeah. This is the end of the line. I've seen the storyline played out so many times before. Oh that goes in there. Then that goes in there. Then that goes in there. Then that goes in there. & then it's over. Oh, what a hell of a show but what I want to know: what exactly do you do for an encore? 'Cos this is Hardcore.

Ladies Man

You're in safe hands here 'cos I'm a ladies' man. I've got my work cut out, I'm doing what I can. So hold me, touch me, thrill me, don't ever let me go. Don't ask me to explain it, 'cos you don't wanna know. Oh, your hair is beautiful tonight. Oh, hold me now the feeling's right. Just below the surface is a fear that just won't go. So come on & hold me. Come on & hold me, hold me, hold me, oh. I know a place where we can go and be just what we want. I don't want to be me - I get so tired & bored. So don't ask any questions and I won't tell no lies. Stop living like some housewife & be your self tonight. Oh, your hair is beautiful tonight, etc.

The Professional

I'm back in full effect. Can't even hold myself erect. I've got nothing that I want to say - I'm gonna say it anyway. I know you think that I've lost it baby. I know you think that my star is fading. Used to be a contender, now you're just a pretender. Ps ychic karaoke every weekend. You don't fit those clothes anymore. Why don't you take them back to the charity store? While you're there you could always hand yourself in. You're into green issues - start recycling. You hide behind your woman when you're o ut on the town. Show her up & blame her for holding you down. Holding you down, holding you down - you're the only one who's holding you down. You're only ever polite when you're out of your box. And Cocker's short for c--k sucker. A sucker of c---s. Oh. A sucker of c---s. When I got up today I had that feeling again. Everything was OK then the world started seeping in. Now I'm trying to sleep it away but I can't sleep it away. Can you answer this question? Can you answer it right? Have you ever done anyt hing good in your life? Have you ever done anything that wasn't just for yourself? Are you capable of giving? Capable of giving just for the sake of it, without expecting anything in return? I'm only trying to give you what you've come to expect. Just ano ther song about single mothers & sex. Single mothers & sex, single mothers & sex - just another song about single mothers & sex - OK, you've heard it before - it's nothing special, but it's a living can't you see? I'm a professional. Oh. I'm a professiona l. Sleep on my darling. Sleep on, don't wake as I leave. I've been rehearsing this scene so long now. Don't interrupt me as I do it for real. The bedroom floor is treacherous. A tea-cup could be disastrous 'cos that would mean I would have to say what was written in the letter I posted yesterday so that it would get there when I was gone and you awoke. Oh she will meet me from the train & she won't know a thing about how I talk with my mouth full and only bath once a week. How I'm nicer the first time you meet me than the next & I'm rapidly losing interest in sex. Yeah, I'm rapidly losing interest in sex. What's the point in making it over-emotional? You can do it the hard way or you can be a professional. Oh I'm a professional. Sleep on my darling. Sleep on my love. Sleep on my darling. Sleep on my love.

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