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Perfect Day / La Plage / The Day I Was Born / Secrets / Shining / Bring Me Down / Skin / Slouch / Bleeding You Dry / Patterns / When Will You Come / West Of The Cox / Ballad O' The Bishop / Glass Smash Jack

Perfect Day
I asked my friend I.D.
If he could recall
The last 24 hours and the tv on the floor
Shopping with bricks
In the name of fun I'd take it back officer
But I don't know what I've done

I've had it all like raindrops in the ocean
Like shadows in the night
The devils in my head have gone away
It's a perfect day

So we turned it on, tuned it in
Got ourselves a beer
Sat down, began to watch
Everythings clear
Things degenerated we began to sing
Bart Simpson says to us "Elvis was king"

I've had it all been swimming in emotion
Been swallowed by the night
The devils in my head are here to stay
It's a perfect day
In a sort of pathetic way

I always run away from the things I cannot see
But when you see double, which one do you believe?
I tried to get some help, I called for my man
He popped up on the tv in a baked been can

I've had it all, like drowning in devotion
Like waiting for the night
The devils in my head have gone away

It's a perfect day
In a sort of pathetic kind of way
But fuck it
It's a perfect day
In a sort of pathetic kind of way

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La Plage
It's hip to skip, and cool to fool
So jump to it, 'cos faster rules
On your feet on your head
On the surf 'cos Lenin's dead
Oh la plage

I'm in to it, I'm out of it
Up to it, in holy shit
Give an inch, take a mile
Fuck it up and smile
Oh la plage

I'm losing it, so watch me flip
Give me a rope and see me swing
Jive alive, hip to skip
Watch me croak, hear me sing
Oh la plage

Jive alive, hip to skip
Jive alive, hip, hip, skip, skip
Jive alive, hip to skip
I'm alive on my surf tip

Des peches sur les plages
La mer sous la mer
Des poissons nu qui dansent sur le sable
Tu regardes elle regarde
Se peux voir si loin, en lunette noir sans bouger
Je me laisse aller jusqu'a la fin d'une parfaite journee
Le soleil descends comme un tripp dans mon ventre
Et elle est t'encore la

Where you sleep, where you drop
Some you ride, some you pop
Ride a pipe, curl a rip
No bullshit, hip to skip
Oh la plage

Jive alive, hip to skip
Jive alive, hip, hip, skip, skip
Jive alive, hip to skip
I'm fuckin' live on my surf tip

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The Day I Was Born
Wish me luck
I'll take anything this world can throw me
I'll love it and leave it and
Kiss the world goodbye you see
I'll travel my journey
With a suicide pack
I'll be free
Hello, goodbye, the best of luck
I'm gone

From the day I was born
I lived my live to the full
Tried everything once
Now I'm ready for more
Now I'm ready for more

I'll think of my live
The days turn from months, to years
To nothing
I didn't think, I'd have the guts
To go with it
I'll think of my friends
The people I hate and the people
I never got to meet
Hello, goodbye, the best of luck
I'm goneFrom
The day I was born... Etc

So good to see you
But now I'm movin' on
Been good to be here
But it's gone on too long
It's good to see you... So good
To see the back of you

Where you ever misunderstood?
Did anyone say you have to stay?
Think of the happiness you bring
Think of the day you were born

Remember my family yeah
Keep my habits clean you see
I'll bless the beggar's dog
If god blesses the trees
Stay out of trouble you know
Keep the cream on the cake
Take no ones word for nothing
Thank you goodnight
Best of luck
I'm gone

From the day I was born... Etc

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Secrets
The children say run away
On the streets no one plays
Going down to the bargain basement
See what you find if you have the patience
Down so low your nerves were raw
You find them all beneath the floor
Pass it by friends to meet
You find them all beneath the street

Too many secrets
Reasons to defeat us
Precious little reasons
To while away the days

Behind you, beneath you
Above you, all around you
It could have been you

Too many secrets
Reasons to defeat us
Precious little reasons
To while away the years

Behind you, beneath you
Above you, all around you, all around you

It's so complicated
Your problems were related
Crawling long and lowly
It's dawning on us slowly

Too many secrets
Reasons to defeat us
Precious little reasons
To while away the days

Behind you, beneath you
Above you, all around you, all around you

What happened in there did you lose your mind?
When they knocked at the door did you make it in time?
Did you talk to god to see a sign?
Was the devil next door was your soul on the line
Did it just appear did you ever chase it
Did you really fall down can you ever face it
Do you always remember what you do
'Cause it could have been you
It could have been you

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Shining
I met you on a rollercoaster
Drive by shooting
In a big black roadster
- It felt so good
We danced in clubs
In ballroom gowns
Lined them up and all fell down
- It felt so good
We played our cards for the promised land
Walked on air and you took my hand
- It felt so good
It met you where our worlds collide
No-one could touch us side by side
- It felt so good

Now you see it, now you don't
Maybe get it, maybe you're wrong, maybe you're right
Now you see it, now you don't
How could you lose it

When you shine so bright, when you feel so right?

I loved you with a 45
A bullet jig at a roadside jive
- It felt so good
We chased a demon through the night
And laced our dreams with neon lights
- It felt so good
We lost our heads in a winning streak
Touched the sun and felt the heat
- It felt so good
I loved you a 45, a cadillac
And we got away alive
- It felt so good

Good won't last

Now you see it, now you don't... Etc
When you shine so bright, when you feel so right?

What did you feel in your drunken haze
Did you feel better, than your better days
- When you shine so bright?
How did you feel on your higher plain?
How did you feel and would you do it again
- When you shine so right?

I met you on a rollercoaster
Drive by shooting
In a big black roadster
- It felt so good
We danced in clubs
In ballroom gowns
Lined them up and all fell down
- It felt so good
We played our cards for the promised land
Walked on air and you took my hand
- It felt so good
I lost you to a dollar deal
I didn't know if it was real
- It felt so good
Good won't last

Now you see it, now you don't... Etc
When you shine so bright, when you feel so right?

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Bring Me Down
Many things have changed
But your absence changed it all
Many things are strange
You're the strangest of them all
I count the times it's rained
In the summer before the fall
Like nothing before felt the world was cruel
Had a feeling inside
Hurt me, you hurt me

Bring me down
Bring me down
When I try
You bring me

Many things have changed
But your answer don't change at all
Your excuses lame
Your story's were tall
I count the wasted years
And the cracks in the wall
Like nothing before felt the world was cruel
Had a feeling inside
Hurt me, you hurt me

Bring me down
Bring me down
When I try
You bring me

The times we cried
Those wasted years we lied
The times that we tried
You bring me down, you bring me down
Things change

Bring me down
Bring me down
When I try
You bring me

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Skin
Way too many dreams
Get lost in silent screams
How can you count the cost of a city
Bursting at the seams
With red lights, quiet sinners
Killer cops, t.v. Dinners
A wind of change for all the deadheads
That need blowing away

I blew you far away to have a dream
And you came back to say it's out there
Don't let it get away
But still you're here with hours to kill
You're murdered so many, you're serially ill
You'll wait for another
And you'll kill again

Show me your skin
I need to get in

Why did you do it
Was it just for fun
To put me out the picture
Or out of misery
Was it a shock
Was it a plea
Was it a question, tell me
Did you get any answers?

Show me your skin
I need to get in

Have you seen what it's like
To be really free
Or is everything a mess
Like it is inside
Is it a test
A russian roulette
A gamble with life
Or just a bet?

Is it London town
Is it n.y.c
Is it anarchy
Tell me did you get any answers?

Show me your skin
I need to get in

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Slouch
Boots and fists etc.
Who the fuck are you?
Coming round my house with your fucking smarm
Been down the bingo
With ya fucking perm
Who the fuck do you think you are?

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Bleeding You Dry
Drinking there's no tomorrow
Drowning sins and sorrows
I've passed this way before
And just drank some more

I woke up with a red face
And war paint
And a loss of grace
I won't be back in second place
By taking something with bad taste

I catch it every time

I don't know why but I like this feeling
Part of something higher
And I'm not just bleeding you dry

Daylight is a mystery
When quoting lines from history
Of famous drunks that used to be
But now all this is lost to me

Their contributions used to grate
As I explained away their fate
With deadlines I'll never make
And the fact I'm doing nothing

I catch it every time

I don't know why but I like this feeling
Part of something higher and I'm not just bleeding
Don't know why, why, why but I like this feeling
Part of something higher and I'm not just
Bleeding you dry

Faster, faster my chemical master
My problem solver, my powered saint
Give me the power to go forever
And make my blood just red wet hate

I don't know why but I like this feeling
Part of something higher and I'm not just bleeding
Don't know why, why, why but I like this feeling
Part of something higher and I'm not just
Bleeding you dry

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Patterns
She fell fifteen floors
Then she died
It was the only way to see inside
The reasons trickle
From her fingers
And the brightness fades from her eyes
She'd tell me it was nothing
A mistake and now she's well
She'd work a spell, and then
As if nothing bad had happened
She'd be sitting making patterns
With my scared tired eyes
When she cuts, then she bleeds
It's the only way she gets what she needs
Sitting making patterns with my scared tired eyes
And then
She'd take me to a doorway
And to the other side
She'd take me through with passion, tenderness and pride
She brought me back with her hands
Making promises and plans
I left her in barren lands when I came inside
I'd see her glazed eyes
And crazed lies
And the as if nothing bad had happened
As if nothing bad had happened
She'd be sitting making patterns
With my scared tired eyes
She'd be sitting making patterns
'Cause my promises were lies
My promises were lies

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When Will You Come
When will you come?
The children are dying
The mothers are crying
The fathers get drunk for you
They're building shrines to you

When will you come?
The days are dark
The nights hide faces
I feel the faces inside
And I can't see anymore
When will you come?

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West Of The Cox
Bubble burst, wave break
You got us wrong, make no mistake
Lost treasures, classic brief
They let us out it's no relief
Come on chief let me off
The last mohicans camped it up
And all that's left said in jest
Displayed upon a perfect chest

Where have you been sunny Jim?
Where have you been all this time?
Drinking the last of the summer wine
On the run in the sun
High on the rocks
West of the Cox

Wake up quick, no one sleeps
When we're awake we go for weeks
Our eyes are red but we feel great
We went to sea aboard a beer crate
And have you heard the classic tune
And read the book and seen the film
And is this boy our local loon
Have you heard him play the egg and spoon

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Where have you been?

Up and down yo yo saito
Always ready so polite-o
We had it all in every port
All so susses a last resort
We'll drift along for a while
'Cause we've got bite and country style
And we've got this big decision to make
A country mile or a u.s. Pancake

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Ballad O' The Bishop
I've been out all night
I've been out drinking

What will you do
When you just can't see
Will you break like a branch
Or will you stand like a tree?
Will you scream like the wind?
Will you stay in the breeze?
Are you crushed by my will
Or will you do what you please?

I've been out seeing the sunrise
I've been out thinking

What will you do
When you don't feel good?
Will you fall apart
Or will you do what you should?
Will you break your rules?
Will you make it right?
Will you just let go
Or will you put up a fight?

What will you do
When you can't stand still
Will you make your move
Or will you just stay put?
Are you sad to be still
When there's places to go
Can you keep it together
Do you really, really know?
What's gonna happen
When it's do or die?
Will you face the truth
Or will you just let it lie?
Will you sail on through
Will you just get by?
Can you stand on two feet
Or will you just get high?

I've been out seeing the days in
I've been out drinking

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Glass Smash Jack
Jimmy jack, flash smash
Broken bottle, broken crash
Shooting rotten, rotten hash
Drinking bottles, what an arse up
What a slip up, shouting flipping
Screamers, laughers, trippers tripping
Now my grasp on reality's slipping
My straight-jacket ain't fitting

Glass smash jack is having a bash

See me now I have the mark
See me glowing in the dark
Play at night in the park
Balls and razors, what a lark
Knives and guns, guns are fun
I'm on the run from falling over
Over-dosed on four-leaf clover
A drink with byte I'll call it rover

Glass smash jack wants you
Everybody wants you
Wants your co-operation

Jack smash has a mission
He is in a delicate position
For the performance of his ploy
To do and then destroy
Preferably with a hat
It's quite a trip to hell and back
And rather warm when you're in to bat
And it's really isn't cricket

Glass smash jack wants you... Etc

Mischiefs done no turning back
You're on your own now jimmy jack
And all those memories that you bring
From childhood to the power thing
Don't they haunt you
Don't cry
And don't you hate
And don't you wish
It wasn't too late

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All lyrics © 1995 EMI Records. Published by Warner Chappell Music.