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Nick Cave lyrics - The Boatman's Call

West Country Girl

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With a crooked smile and a heart-shaped face Comes from the West country where the birds sing bass She's got a house-big heart where we all live And plead and council and forgive Her widow's peak, her lips I've kissed Her glove of bones at her wrist That I have held in my hand Her Spanish fly and her monkey gland Her Godly body and its fourteen stations That I have embraced, her palpitations Her unborn baby crying, 'Mummy' Amongst the rubble of her body Her lovely lidded eyes I've sipped Her fingernails, all pink and chipped Her accent which I'm told is 'broad' That I have heard and has been poured Into my human heart and filled me With love, up to the brim, and killed me And rebuilt me back anew With something to look forward to Well, who could ask much more than that A West country girl with a big fat cat That looks into her eyes of green And meows, 'He loves you', then meows again

Never Change Heart

GREAT WHITE "Once Bitten"
(Kendall, Russell, Niven) Howling night of bitter winds This old house is burnin' Reasons why forever retold and no one is learning Eyes Move in the strange light in a world with no eyes Miss a turn in the midnight rain never come this way again When loves light deserts you never change your heart When lightning strikes and love is gone don't let it break your heart Don't let it turn you 'round so people mistake you this worlds gonna still burn down no matter what it comes to Return what you're given then be on your way Move on. Be strong You gotta carry on Never change your heart

Mushanga

TOTO
I can't forget you my little Mushanga I keep a place in my heart for you The days of waiting they keep getting longer And not a thing I can do I was a poet, a magazine writer Sent to report on political views It was by chance through a lens that I met you A Capetown girl with no shoes You were runnin' down the road I was going your way I stopped and turned around to lent you my hand You smiled though you were suffering I didn't understand, then You broke into my heart I saw your eyes and then I knew You broke into my heart Like the wind and rain that followed you You broke into my heart Had the Lord above forgotten you You broke in from the start And all my tears belong to you Mushanga, oh, Mushanga, oh I sat and watched as she danced by the fires Through ancient songs did the tale unfold They sang of diamonds that came from their mountains The loss of lives mining white man's gold I had to leave and go back to Manhattan Where all my stories are bought and sold I know the city would surely be saddened If what I knew could be told You were runnin' down the road I was going your way I stopped and turned around to lent you my hand You smiled though you were suffering I didn't understand, then You broke into my heart I saw your eyes and then I knew You broke into my heart Like the wind and rain that followed you You broke into my heart Had the Lord above forgotten you You broke in from the start And all my tears belong to you Mushanga, oh, Mushanga, oh [Instrumental break] It's been so long since I last heard your laughter So many letters and still no news I hope you find all the things that you're after You know my heart is with you You were runnin' down the road I was going your way I stopped and turned around to lent you my hand You smiled though you were suffering I didn't understand, then You broke into my heart I saw your eyes and then I knew You broke into my heart Like the wind and rain that followed you You broke into my heart Had the Lord above forgotten you You broke into my heart I saw your eyes and then I knew You broke in from the start And all my tears belong to you Mushanga, oh, Mushanga, oh [repeat 3x]

Walk Away

MARQUES HOUSTON
(Verse 1 ) I can truly say it's not everyday someone makes me feel this way. Just like a star shooting passed the moon, felt like a holiday. I wanna take you away to another place. Where the love just over flows babe. You were like my rain that needed to fall, cause the flowers would not grow. (Chorus) Has anybody ever told you that your eyes shine like pearls? Has anybody ever told you that your one special girl? Has anybody ever showed you that love is here to stay? Cause you stole my heart on this very day, and I can't let you walk away. (Verse 2) It took me by surprise lite up my eyes like a child with brand new toys. I never had so much inspiration now my songs are filled with joy. I can feel my soul, and feel my heart beating for the very first time. I know I'm not your man but I'm making plans, like your already mine. (Chorus) Has anybody ever told you that your eyes shine like pearls? Has anybody ever told you that your one special girl? Has anybody ever showed you that love is here to stay? Cause you stole my heart on this very day, and I can't let you walk away. (Bridge) Walk away can't let you walk away from me. I'll keep you with something that I want to tell you. Tell you in your ear baby is to clear that I want you. (Chorus) Has anybody ever told you that your eyes shine like pearls? Has anybody ever told you that your one special girl? Has anybody ever showed you that love is here to stay? Cause you stole my heart on this very day, and I can't let you walk away.

80 Bars

WYCLEF JEAN "Masquerade"
[Intro: Wyclef] 80 bars, 80 scars Yo, engineer turn me up, yo [Wyclef] I started off in the underground From mono to stereo, now I'm surround sound Blowing through your tubes, leaving holes through your speakers Cracking through your tweeters, my frequency's off the meter Jam packed arenas from here to Bangkok I'm ahead of my time like Jimi Hendrix playing Woodstock Me, I'm playing Hoodstock before I had the dreadlocks I use to reminisce 'Should I do music or sell rocks' Wrote my own props, living in the PJ's That's when the Angel came to you and said 'It's all a Masquerade' Eyes with no faces, speakers with no lace I feel that Earth's spinnin, but I'm standin in the same space With no trace of what happened last night I seen two fiends fighting over a crack pipe Now I'm watching TV, my antennae was a close hanger Blurry vision, Mister McGee Hunn, David Banner Flip the data, the kids was wearin bandanas Totin hammers aimin at your medulla oblongata Blaow blaow, a young thug with a slim figure The romantic type like the movie 'Castle Blanca' Herbs, sell 'em once, got busted by undercover Buyer, my supplier was a Gypsy cab driver That's when I realize I need to find a new hustle Living in the jungle to get taught became my muscle I strive through snake eyes who wanted me crucified I thought that I was drowning but I was getting baptized Now behold, I heard you sold 20 mill' But with no street credibility, your overkill You ain't real, talkin bout keep it gangsta Phony, if you knew the gangstas sent me to shank you Gank you, gank you, tie up your ankles And if that ain't enought, I call Henchman's to linch you Now, at the funeral, I can see the Priest bless you But in the after life, I'ma still touch you Knockin on heavens door, your beggin to get in That's when the center man greets you with the face of Satan Now you look frightened in the belly of the whale That's when the warden say 'I wanna welcome you to hell' Fools, is 5 bucks, get off the phone, times up I seen him cut from his head to his nuts You wish you wouldn't, wish you couldn't, wish it got to me Cause you screamin so loud that a deaf man can hear Back to the silence, no more droppin science Er'body rappin about diamonds and violence And they ain't are's, all they do is charge credit cards And when the bill comes, they blame it on the rap stars Now how you figure I ain't rent a car I wasn't at the spa, I ain't by the bar Now here's a jewel when you get your first record deal Don't subject yourself to the mass appeal First Class, caviar in the vel' In the new S Class with the Jordan wheels Remember, the music in the streets like the streets You know the cold of the streets, er'body tryin to eat The evidence is concrete, I'm tired of the same song You take me how, you must be high off heroin Sharper than I ever been, this one gon get a 10 Rappers, I'ma murder y'all with your own medicine I move with faith, I never have doubt I'm so hungry you will think I'm just coming out But I been here before, from 'Blun' to 'The Score' To 'The Carnival', Ecleftic World Tour I'm causin whores, waitin in the back doors They want me to rock they boat and shift they more short That's when the Father said 'Take me to this lesson' They wanna cut your hair like Deliala did Sampson I felt that, so I went back to my format Raps and backpack, gats for carjacks Hats for pussycats, cause Aids, I don't want that And for the DJ's, here's something y'all can scratch Technique 12, Benito hits the watts Hypnotize the crowd, the dance floor is jam packed Now sing along like a negro spiritual No one got shot tonight, it's a miracle What's this I hear, y'all wanna take my spot You got a better chance putting a gorilla in a headlock I'm too focused, I can see through your lens You ain't a G, just a wanna be, Kingpin said... 'The next time, y'all wanna pay for protection I suggest that you hit up the Haitian Sicilians' [Outro] 80 bars, 80 scars 80 bars, 80 scars 80 bars, 80 scars 80 bars

Vii The Cloud Of Unknowing

Current 93
And then when then I die I feel I shall say I have not understood I have not understood any of this My eyes are still coaldark I have not understood Around and in my eyes the tiny flecks Of swirling crippled confused lights And to my heart I will whisper Softly quietly There is no death there is no death (And goodbye to you all) Under the gorgon grinned arches Of London's great vaults I have not understood Under the sunpuckered roofs Of Kathmandu I have not understood Along the soulstoned streets Of Lower And of Higher Germanie I have not understood Leipzig: blackeyed pain and loss: she I have not understood In Clare near I the empty lakes are open in the distance And too close is the famineretchingroad All these are ghosts There I have not understood (In the Heart of the Wood Oh there I have understood) I rested at the temple of Great Black Time -- Her And did not understand Though animalbled fleshmarbled rivers ran in Her honour His buckled body in blood Returns to the prebirth poise Spreadeagled like starfish -- There in His eyes: Incomprehension mute pain disbelief what Blood there meant sorrow trickles there This I could not understand I bend the pages of yet another book And in its lines Great Black Lines I have not understood Please gramercy pray for me And oh goodbye sweetestheart The wind roars in the nearness And there in my heart And all the clouds are spiralling towards us Descent indeed to the centre of it all Skipping lightly and lying truly This we shall understand I hope... We bent humped trees The great ones -- there On the lapped shore Dai Ichi There also I do not know This is all unknowable And as the dust covers My empty eyes You shall read in these foolish gapes Oh that I have not understood (But if you look for the stag and cross conjoined there on my arm look there There I have understood very well.) Now you are all fading All fading As my age creeps on As This Age stumbles on Fires in the earth Fires in the sky Fires in our hearts Fires everywhere The black eyes Already blacken And this I have not understood Not peace But a sword This and He Unfortunately I have understood Under the bowered greenwood tree When first I lay Bright starre with Thee Under the velvet branches dear When sun and moon both came so near Under the starlit open dome Under the starsharp pointed lights Under the starloved greeny earth When first I wanted to hold You And all the world halfdead and halflive Spat into my mouth Bluesea bitterwater And I am almost dead And I have not understood Under the rain and teeth of gods Under the pain and sleeping liddy eyes Under the brokk├Ęd wetful heaven If you are there If you are there If you are there Then I am singing with my eyes If you are there

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