DARK CIRCUS

Well they dragged you in chains, I see you nearly made it to the wire
Another futile mutiny, you didn't want to sing in the choir
you can't defy her.

Well she fed my desire, said here's a little bone to chew
I twisted and I turned, I only got a peek a boo
No touching you.

Dark circus dream on my baby dear
Dark circus there's no escaping here.

Softly singing I love you darling you're mommys baby boy.

There must be something you can take, somethings gonna break
You need to feel her fire
As you beat about the bushes with your spear in your hand
Then you spy her, you won't untie her.

Well I know I swear there was something in the air
a little rondevoux
Hanging round on street corners waiting for a glimpse of you
I'm wanting you.

Dark circus boy versus girl, the hunt is on
Dark feelings, lost meanings and the road is long.

Softly sighing I love you darling, you're my baby now.

You were young and foolish, you took her for a ride to impress her
You got a little cold shoulder there where you tried to carress her
you can't possess her.

Well I jumped upon my high horse, I did a little trick or two
She sweated in the harness and said so this is Waterloo?
I'm over you.

Congrats on your screaming souvenier, Oh Judas dance for the puppeteer

Softly singing I love you darling you're mommys baby boy.

 

MAN OVERBOARD

Man overboard he's falling for you
Man overboard, so sad and so blue.

He's just an ordinary boy, just some mothers pride and joy
You've seen him before, like that time on the shore.

Ah you catch him by the eye, then you hold him with a sigh
He's been there before, that's why he's still sore
Another mothers heart to plunder, just another mothers lonely boy.

He's got tears that he's never shed, ah just whip him off to bed
He's been there before, trying to settle the score
Another mothers heart to plunder, just another mothers lonely boy
Man overboard he's calling to you, drowning in his dreams come true.

He's got love like you'll never know, ah it only doesn't show
he's been there before, behind that closed door
Another mothers heart to plunder, just another mothers lonely boy
Man overboard he's calling to you, drowning in his deep, deep waters.

Ah you hope to find the secret of her pain
You're hoping it will come back again
Well I did my tricks but nothing sticks
You never gave me something to live for
You never gave me something to die for, holy holy holy boy.

But who in hell cares anyway, you've been there before
trying to open that door, but never get no closer to the shore
Just another wanderer in the storm.

 

 

FOOLISH MOON

He's an angry young man, his hair's in a mess
Head in his hands he failed some kind of test
He slinks away from the scene of the crime
But somethings following on behind
Foolish moon

Sweet sixteen she's climbing the walls
Feels so hemmed in she took of her clothes
in all the wrong places to the unfamiliar faces she'd dance
To the foolish moon.

Well he gate crashed her dreams, she had a biblical falling
apart at the seams no more chocolate ice creams
so she tightens the twist and twirls him around on a string.

They try all there tricks on you, beat with their sticks on you
Practice their licks on you, then put a fix on you
Stitch you up, Bitch you up, Hitch you up to the
Foolish moon
To the fool.

 

 

JUMP

A man with a photograph stops me and say's
Do you think I'm to blame, she's on the game
She never heard me call, she didn't see the fall
into the dreams of the damned and the ressurrection game.

Fly away daddy, just one more line of the sweet
Bye bye mommy, just one more time in the sheets
Don't cry baby, just another sign on the street.

Love isn't what it used to be, strangled by the years
Love isn't where she used to be, somewhere among the tears
I thought she was in me, I thought she was for free.

The city lights are pretty from the outside of town
But somewhere in the shadows where the rain is coming down
She stands upon a ledge above the demons and the dead she say's
I'm sorry, I couldn't play the game.

Fly away daddy, just one more line of the sweet
Bye bye mommy, just one more time in the sheets
Don't cry baby, just another crime on the street.

Romances reach the end of the line,
Looking for love takes such a long time.

You play for rejection and you play for time
but when you gonna put yourself on the line
The door is always open if you wanna ease the pain
So many ways to play the ressurrection game.

Bye bye daddy, just one more line of the sweet,

Don't cry mommy, just one more time in the sheets,

Fly away Angel, just another light on the street.


 

DUSTY DAYS

There's a rolling of thunder through this Holy night
You walk to the dawning of time
The place is just the same, it's just a different game
The colours of her smile in the same sad old rain
Just the same, just the same, dusty days.

You're dancing in the devils shoes, ah I hear you groan
I saw you pick her up, then you put her down
You didn't leave well enough alone
You didn't see how it cuts to the bone.

You say you had a breakdown, something was wrong with the line
All I can tell you is that you had a good time
You didn't call me, you didn't leave your name
You didn't see me, but I saw you just the same
The same, just the same, dusty days.

Little boy blue, demons at your door
Ah you well know what they're wanting you for
You didn't leave well enough alone.

There's a rolling of thunder through this Holy night
You walk to the dawning of time
The place is just the same, it's just a different game
The colours of her smile in the same sad old rain
Just the same, just the same, dusty days.

 

 

LOOKING BACK

Sister on you own
you walk down to the market place
A lonely heart for sale.
No-one hears your silent scream
breaking out at the end of the dream
Anyone will do, how about you?

Holding on, it's taking so long
and still you don't know what you're looking for.

Mother in your home
you walk room to room
An empty man besides
No-one picks up their dirty clothes
The music's gone and now it shows
Anyone will do, how about you?

Holding on, it's taking so long
and still you don't know what you're crying for.

Old lady all alone
staring at the phone
Anyway you're going home again
Sometimes you remember when
it almost made some sense
Anyone will do, how about you?

Looking back at the waste of it all
and still you don't know what you're dying for.

 


BLOOD ON MY WINGS

Your mother has hungry lips my baby, oh how she slowly sips my baby
She rocks your cradle on the edge of the abyss my baby
But don't you cry for these few little things, didn't you see
She's got blood on her wings.

Now it's nine to five and daddy comes alive
He's got an old fashioned arm, he means you no harm
But you learn how to hate cause he closes the gate
to the garden of love, there's a storm up above
But don't you cry for these few little things, didn't you see
He's got blood on his wings.

Now I'm wearing a mask, I play it rough I don't ask
Oh God I died so long ago
Now my heart is black, I can't find my way back
and this smile on my face is only for show
But I don't cry for these few little things, didn't you see
I got blood on my wings.

 

HERES TO LOVE

Standing at the crossroads, blood on my hands
One road leads home.
Mother and child in a timeless tug of war
Ah hear her groan.

Here's to love and all the gentle hearts who sail in her.

It's all cut and dried, you're more dead than alive
You strike out into the storm
Down the narrowing avenue just looking for a clue
Lost from the day you're born.

Here's to love and boogie nights in amsterdam.

She say's alright I won't put up a fight
Ah I'll take you baby, I'll take you tonight
And did you say you saw my sister?

I'm holding onto Jesus
Drowning in the saviours wake
Temptation on the slide in the cities of stone-
cold is the love
Striking to the left 'n right-
eousness.

It's the broken heart that leaves a bloody trail
And the anger of it all, the fist in the wall
The slam of the door, then pissed in the hall
singing here's to love
again.

Here's to love and all the gentle hearts who sail in her.

 

LOVE YOU SO BAD

You used to play peek a boo
untill one day there was no more you
behind the door
There's no home if you're not coming back
no poochie poo no feed the cat
no clothes on the floor.

And when the night comes to town
I hear that lonely sound
I love you so bad.

Did you see a hint of hope upon my fevered brow now
Freedom is a lonely place and anyway I wouldn't know how.

I want to be with you I see
Your face is there in front of me all day long
And in the dark a blackbird is singing
singing his song
And softly in between the sheets
I hear you sighing in your sleep
I love you so bad.


HIT AND RUN

I'm looking for the angel of mercy
I found her crying in the garden
She said I'm sore and I feel kinda dirty
Well it's not the kind of thing you can pardon

Oh yeah well what do you care
You were never really happy over there
It's just another hit and run love affair
Everywhere you go.

There's a man at the door
He said he was thirsty
He said his mama betrayed him
Then he poured another glass of pity
Some office work had delayed him.

Oh yeah well what do you care
The grass is always greener over there
It's just another hit and run love affair
Anywhere you go.

I'm looking for... but I can't find the key
It seems to disappear in the taking
I heard her call but there's nothing to see
Something deep inside of me is aching

Oh yeah well what do you care
You never really wanted to share
It's just another lonely affair
Everywhere you go.

 

DON'T LET IT FADE AWAY
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Mother moon and baby babble, It's a human situation
Full of fear and fun, a dead bird and a gun, but all in all
She says yes I'm getting the hang of it now, but
Do you feel it too, this me and you
Don't let it fade I'm in love with this passion
Don't let it fade away.

Honeymoon and baby boo-boo, it's a fatal combination
Your place in the sun, a dead end job on the run, but all in all
She says yes I got the hang of it now, but but
Is it your emotion too, when we say I do
Don't let it fade, you can call it old fashioned
Don't let it fade away.

Blue moon and baby bye bye, it's your final destination
Your time has come, your race is run, but all in all
She says yes it's kinda like flying
Who'd have guessed that it's nothing like dying
Don't let it fade I'm in love with this action
Don't let it fade away.

 

DIGITAL DREAMS

Then she turned around and whispered oh so sweet
You're just another case of in between the lines that you speak.
Sleepwalker, into the fire, sweet talker you're such a bloody liar
All the promises you make and the hearts that you did take
and the blood in the wake of your passing through
You're just another turn of the screw.

Does she serve you well my baby
Did you take her somewhere shady
Hell ain't no place for a lady.

I'm superficially fine, some uncomfortable crime
kept under lock and key
But I'm not to blame for your shame
this is'nt the third degree.

You say you've fallen in love, well I got problems of my own
Just keep the wheel turning and don't go to sleep on the road.

Then he turned around and whispered so discreet
it's just another case of inbetween the lines that you speak
Sleepwalker, your underpants on fire, sweet talker, you're just another liar
All the promises you break and the hearts that you did take
and the cakes that you bake in your passing through
You're just another turn of the screw.

This is the dream and these are the dreamers, do you see anyone you know
Is he also going slow into the darknes, homesick and heartless.

Hints and guesses that you'd rather ignore
But something deep inside of you is keeping the score
Did she turn you on my baby - the smile
Did she take it all my baby - the guile - the trial
You're just another turn of the screw.

 

BURN

All the little things that broke your heart
You left so quietly before the start
And somehow no-one knew you where it hurt
and you tried so hard to love the shirt that he wore
If only he would speak perhaps or dance
across the floor to you.

How eagerly you wait for the door, but there never really is anymore
Than just a hollow kiss or two, ah he never found your shoe
and you can hardly remember the ball
And you're hoping for another but you're tired
of being the bridge that they burn.

And it's all for the money and it's all for the show
and it's all for the children who get up and go
and you burn, turning in your sleep in the deep empty night.

And all the little things that never hurt
Don't touch me I'm trying to iron your shirt
You see I'm on this side of a wall taller than the sky, carry on
I was hoping for a part, did'nt wanna be the one that you burn.

And it's all for the love and it's all for the shame
and it's all or those blue eyes you'll nener see again
and they burn, turning in your sleep in the deep empty night.

 

WHERE THE HEARTACHES BEGIN

Well I'm so lazy to begin with, oh my now she's gonna cry
and I'm so sorry about the flowers, I feel like I could die.

But it's all coming back to me now
Here we are again, in the place where the heartaches begin.

Well I'm so easy to begin with, but oh my, I think she's gonna cry
And I'm so sorry about the shouting, just wanna die.

But it's all coming back to me now
Here we are again, in the place where the heartaches begin.

Well I'm so-o-o just to see you, I think I'm gonna try
and I'm so sorry about the shadows
oh my, the moon is high.

But it's all coming back to me now
Here we are again, in the place where the heartaches begin.

 

COMES THE DAY

Comes the day, now don't you worry
Set out on your way, and there's no hurry
Well I'm feeling like, somethings gonna change
I'm dreaming of something rather strange
There's a going home kinda feeling in the air.

Comes the storm, now don't you worry
here comes the dawn, and there's no hurry
Well I'm feeling like, somethings gonna change
I'm dreaming of something rather strange
There's a going home kinda feeling in the air

Comes the night, now don't you worry
just hold me tight, and there's no hurry
Well I'm feeling like, somethings gonna change
I'm dreaming of something rather strange
There's a going home kinda feeling in the air

Just another mile, and don't you hurry
It's only a short while so don't you worry
Well I'm feeling like, somethings gonna change
I'm dreaming of something rather strange
There's a going home kinda feeling in the air
There's a coming home kinda feeling in the air.

 

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