1991 Including Songs From Seamonsters

Dalliance

You've told him lies, now, for so long, yet still he's ready to forgive
He's got you back and that's all he wants
It's a lot more than I'm left with

You don't care now that you're gone
But do you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair, after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you

And throwing presents straight away
Because you could never take them home
Always scared what he might say
But always leaving me alone

You don't care now that you're gone
But do you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair, after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you

You told him what he wants to hear and so you got another chance
But I was yours for seven years
Is that what you call a dalliance?!

You don't care now that you're gone
But do you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair, after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you

Dare

And there's one more thing
Just come inside
No, I'm all alone
Danny isn't here today; she said she had to get away
It's on your right, just by the telephone
She promised that she'd try and ring
So far I haven't heard a thing
I'm glad you came round though
There's something I must know

You shook your head when you walked away
I think you maybe had a row
I know you wouldn't leave him now
But the things you said as you turned my way
The look that came into your eyes
It kind of took me by surprise
And you can't have not known I'd be here on my own

Stay all night, I dare you
Look who is going to know?
I can't believe you want to go!
Yes, alright, I scare you
But you're just as bad as me
I know where I'd rather be

Are you calling John?
Well tell him anything!
Look how we tremble when we kiss
One day soon we'll laugh at this!
But just tonight, we've got everything
Stop listening for the door
I've told you where she went before
Nothing can go wrong if you're not here too long

Stay all night, I dare you
Look who is going to know?
I can't believe you want to go!
Yes, alright, I scare you
But you're just as bad as me
I know where I'd rather be

Suck

We've talked so long
Suddenly it's Tuesday
We still don't know if what we want is wrong
I just love hearing you say "Oh, please don't go"
Darling, can't you keep your head next to my head?
Oh, just stay here because I can't fall asleep (even in my own bed) until you're near
No, you'll go away
Of course that's not what I want!
Oh, I've missed you
That's what I thought you'd say
But you must know that I can't resist you

Suck it all right out of me
You suck it all right out of me

I didn't have to search for you (I knew where you'd be hiding)
You astound me
There's nothing I won't do to feel your body sliding all around me
No, no, no, don't stop
I think I must be dreaming
I'll just hold you
I'm just about to drop
You thrill me with your screaming
I adore you

Suck it all right out of me
You suck it all right out of me
You suck it all right out of me
You suck it all

Blonde

I'm just some name in your book
That's why you gave up writing weeks ago
You won't be getting in touch
Oh, do you ever?

And I meant every word that I said
Oh, did I try too hard? (oh, I don't know)
You made sure it wouldn't happen again
Oh, you're clever!

Yes, I was that naive
Yes, I was that naive
You've heard this all before
You've heard this all before

I'm just some name in your book
That's why you gave up writing weeks ago
Oh, you won't be getting in touch
Oh, do you ever?

Yes, I was that naive
Yes, I was that naive
You've heard this all before
You've heard this all before

I still can't believe
I still can't believe
That's all you took me for
That's all you took me for

Rotterdam

I thought you'd come round and I know how this will sound
I said so much yesterday that I shouldn't have

So what did I do after I talked to you?
I should've gone home straight away but I couldn't have

Oh, I stayed with you and my heart began to sink
I wanted you but not the way you think

So what did I say?
I didn't mean it anyway and I don't want anything that I should do

I know you're sad
Believe me, I'm feeling bad
If I could change everything then I would do

Oh, I stayed with you and my heart began to sink
Oh, I wanted you but not the way you think

Lovenest

I heard another voice this morning on the 'phone
But just the other day I thought you said you slept alone
And, yes, I knew that laughter
OK, now I see
You wouldn't even know him if it hadn't been for me!
Sometimes, in the fading light, I can't help thinking back to, well, the way we were
And then I start feeling guilty lying next to her
I know and it can't be right

Pretending that it's you
You still won't go away
Pretending that it's you
You still won't go away

If you write again perhaps you shouldn't send it here?
It's just that I don't really want your letters to appear
Oh no, I just think she might
Forget I ever said that (I'm just being scared!)
I told her all about you and I don't think she even cared
I know but it's not alright

Pretending that it's you
You still won't go away
Pretending that it's you
You still won't go away

And does the thought of leaving him bring you to tears?
I bet you never felt the same about me all those years!
Well, you know just what it's like

Pretending that it's you
You still won't go away
Pretending that it's you
You still won't go away

Corduroy

And now I've kissed you, I'll show you how I've missed you
Before you even say a word, I already heard
No, someone told me
But don't speak now, just hold me
You wandered up a cul-de-sac and now you've come back

So did you leave him?
I'm sure you didn't deceive him
Just the same you're here today, wanting to stay
Have I upset you?
Well, I tried hard to forget you
Now you’re saying: "Look, I came” and “Let's try again"

I'll make you laugh when you see this photograph
It's not from that day, I threw all those away
It's just some boy, probably dressed in corduroy
He grew up fast but you've not changed at all

But can I trust you?
No, I'm not trying to rush you
But I was here when you ran and I don't think I can
I won't desert her and I'm not about to hurt her
I worshipped you once before and you slammed the door

I'll make you laugh when you see this photograph
It's not from that day, I threw all those away
It's just some boy, probably dressed in corduroy
He grew up fast but you've not changed at all

Carolyn

Just before you go today, there's something that I've got to say
Well you asked me what was wrong and I didn't want to tell you

You believed me when I said I tried but oh, Carolyn, I lied
And it's gone on far too long and I never tried to help you

But don't wait up for me
Just don't wait up for me

It isn't quite the way you think
How low do you suppose I'd sink?
We can't bear to be apart
Oh, I'm sorry that I said that

But come on now let's not pretend
We both knew we were near the end
I don't want to break your heart but we just can't turn the clock back

But don't wait up for me
Just don't wait up for me
No more

Heather

I tried to call, you'd just gone out
We've got to talk, you going to be about?
Oh, you don't have to tell me where you've been
It's bad enough I know you were with him

What made you want to take him there?
What made you think I wouldn't care?
And did you walk from the town into the heather to where we used to lie down when we were together?

No, I walked by, I sort of knew
I don't know why, maybe I'll ask you
You don't have to tell me lies today
I saw him sat there waiting anyway

But what made you want to take him there?
What made you think I wouldn't care?
And did you walk from the town into the heather to where we used to lie down when we were together?

And I know I said I wouldn't be the one
But an empty bed, your clothes all gone
I didn't know how much I'd miss you until now
I didn't know how much you mean to me somehow

But what made you want to take him there?
What made you think I wouldn't care?
And did you walk from the town into the heather to where we used to lie down when we were together

Octopussy

Some bits of snow still hanging in the air, but that's outside
Take off your clothes and lie down over there (oh, that's just right)
I sat by this window and just watched for you (no, you weren't late)
There was a thousand things I had to do (they can all wait)

You don't take away my hand like you ought to
You've become my family
I don't want to understand why I need you
You've just become my family

I lay down there and watched you getting dressed (it's still so clear)
You laughed and pulled your knees up to your chest if I came near
God knows, I've always had to fear the worst (but not that time)
You brought me home and then you kissed me first and you were all mine

You don't take away my hand like you ought to
You've become my family
I don't want to understand why I need you
You've just become my family

You don't take away my hand like you ought to
You've become my family
I don't want to understand why I need you
You've just become my family

We don't have to do anything
We don't have to do anything except watch the leaves turning in the wind
Say what you want to say
We don't have to go anywhere
We don't have to go anywhere (let's just sit and talk about the usual things)
I couldn't move anyway!

Crawl

Everyone here can be a millionaire
Just take these wings and fly up into the air
Oh, you're wondering where you heard this before
It wasn't really like that

This man is certain that this place is his home
It's time for him to crawl back under his stone
Oh, remember when he said this before?
But it wasn't really like that

I'm not even sure that we can still be just friends
You stopped me once and you could do it again
Okay, you're right, I haven't changed from before
But it wasn't really like that

Just listen now, instead of thinking over things I said, oh, years and years ago
I stole and of course I lied
Yes, to you, but you must see why you couldn't just be told?
There were some things I had to do
Say that again and I'll kill you!

Niagara

Oh no, my life had not begun till your call
Was it only yesterday?
I can't believe the things we've done since then and, God, I love the way you taste

But does it have to end right now?
Well, can't you stay for another day?
Just say you're ill and come back out
I'll meet you here then we'll disappear

I've got this feeling; oh it's like nothing I know
You've sent me reeling and I don't want you to go

Don't say a word
It's almost light
I'll always remember how you look right now
We must have talked and talked all night
All I heard was Niagara falling down

I've got this feeling; oh it's like nothing I know
You've sent me reeling, and I don't want you to go

Fleshworld

Hey you, don't come near me
God, how did you find this place?
You just brought me misery
I don't want to see your face

I don't think you hear me
How can I make this clear?
I just said “Don't come near me”
You don't belong out here

Something deep down in Fleshworld
No, I don' t want to know

No, I will not drink your drink
Go find some place to hide
I don't care what you think
You don't set foot inside

Do you remember this?
It must have seemed like fun
Well, you've had your hour of bliss
Those things should not be done

Something deep down in Fleshworld
No, I don't want to go

I will not drink your drink
Go find some place to hide
And I don't care what you think
You don't set foot inside
Do you remember this?
It must have seemed like fun
Well, you had your hour of bliss
Those things should not be done
I don't think you hear me
How can I make this clear?
I just said “Don't come near me”
You don't belong out here
Hey you, don't come near me
God, how did you find this place?
You just brought me misery
I don't want to see your face

Something deep down in Fleshworld
No, I don't want to know