THE JAM lyrics - The Gift

Carnation

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If you gave me a fresh carnation I would only crush its tender petals With me you'll have no escape And at the same time there'll be nowhere to settle - I trample down all life in my wake I eat it up and take the cake I just avert my eyes to the pain Of someone's loss helping my gain If you gave me a dream for my pocket You'd be plugging in the wrong socket With me there's no room for the future With me there's no room with a view at all - I am out of season all year 'round Hear machinery roar to my empty sound Touch my heart and feel winter Hold my hand and be doomed forever - If you gave me a fresh carnation I would only crush its tender petals With me you'll have no escape And at the same time there'll be nowhere to settle. And if you're wondering by now who I am Look no further than the mirror - Because I am the Greed and Fear And every ounce of Hate in you.

Save A Little Room For Me

John Wesley Harding "Dynablob"
When it's time to pack your bags When everything appears as the drag that it is Get down that brown case that your grandma had Open it up and think of your dad When you're feeling empty And the echos round this cold white room have no identity When it's time to pack your bags Save a little room for me When it's time to buy a home When you're sick of using a different phone everyday Settle up your debts and then settle down Take that suitcase back to the lost and found When you're feeling lonely I guarantee the neighbourhood community will rally round you Wait and see When it's time to buy a home Save a little room for me When it's time to lie down When you're sick of the sound and the sight hurts your eyes Wrap up warm in a single bed Tie up the loose strings that are in your head When you're feeling empty Dreams will fill you up in the Big Sleep City When it's time for you lie down Save a little room for me Save a little room for me

Back In N.Y.C.

JEFF BUCKLEY "Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk"
Back in N.Y.C. I see faces and traces of home back in New York City So you think I'm a tough kid? Is that what you heard? Well I like to see some action and it gets into my blood. They call me the trail blazer - Rael - electric razor I'm a pitcher in the chain gang, we don't believe in pain only as strong, 'cos we're only as strong, as the weakest link in the chain. Let me out of Pontiac when I was just seventeen, I had to get it out of me, if you know what I mean, what I mean. You say I must be crazy, 'cos I don't care who I hit, who I hit. But I know it's me thats hittin' out, and I'm, I'm not full of shit. I don't care who I hurt. I don't care who I do wrong. This is your mess I'm stuck in, I really don't belong. When I take out my bottle, filled up high with gasoline, You can tell by the night fires where Rael has been, has been. As I cuddled the porcupine He said I had none to blame, but me. Held my heart, deep in hair, Time to shave, shave it off, it off. No time for romantic escape, When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No! No time for romantic escape, When your fluffy heart is ready for ape. No! Off we go. You're sitting in your comfort you don't believe I'm real, You cannot buy protection from the way that I feel. Your progressive hypocrites hand out their trash, But it was mine in the first place, so I'll burn it to ash. And I've tasted all the strongest meats, And laid them down in coloured sheets. Laid them down in coloured sheets. Who needs illusion of love and affection When you're out walking in the streets with your mainline connection? Connection. As I cuddled the porcupine He said I had none to blame, but me. Held my heart, deep in hair, Time to shave, shave it off, it off. No time for romantic escape, When your fluffy heart is ready for rape. No! ... No time.

Blue Lights In The Rear View

JOSEPH ARTHUR "The Ballad Of Boogie Christ: Act 2"
Do you want to make a run with me I know a place that don’t have security Tell my woman to settle down In an hour we’ll be leaving town They won’t find us ‘til we’re in the ground I want to buy you a diamond ring I want to fly you to the sun and the sea Come on darling, settle down I got this whole thing figured out In an hour we’ll be leaving town Hey now baby it’s time to go Grab the silverware and the big fur coat Now that we’re moving, I think we’re safe The night will hide us until the day By then we’ll be so far, so far away I think I see blue lights in the rear view mirror My heart is beating fast and full of fear But I won’t let them chase us down I’d rather have them chase us into the ground Dear Lord where is your blessing now I’m sorry darling, I let you down I guess this dream was something the devil found But I’ll tell the judge that you did not know What we were doing or where we would go And when I’ve done my time I hope you show

My Escape

Dead Moon "Unknown Passage"
There's a point of no return Where we never seem to learn We can't have all we wanted Oh, you can see it in our eyes When nerve begins to die there's no use in pretending And I go to my room, lock the door And plan my escape To run away from myself I've got an anger deep inside Something I can't hide I don't know what I'm after It seems I'm always out of turn And I guess I'll never learn Who's to blame or what's the matter So I go to my room, lock the door And plan my escape To run away from myself It's not the warning that I hear That makes me disappear Down that narrow stairway I don't kmow what I'm looking for But I know I need it more Just to know someone is waiting So I go to my room, lock the door And plan my escape And run away from myself

My Escape (Cd Only)

Dead Moon "Strange Pray Tell"
There's a point of no return Where we never seem to learn We can't have all we wanted oh, you can see it in our eyes When nerve begins to die there's no use in pretending And I go to my room, lock the door To run away from myself I've got an anger deep inside Something I can't hide I don't know what I'm after It seems I'm always out of turn And I guess I'll never learn Who's to blame or what's the matter So I go to my room, lock the door And plan my escape To run away from myself It's not the warning that I hear That makes me disappear Down that narrow stairway I don't know what I'm looking for But I know I need it more Just to know someone is waiting So I go to my room, close the door And plan my escape And run away from myself

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