1998 including songs from Va Va Voom

Maniac

I did get your message. I just... I just can’t believe you’re doing this. What is wrong with you? I told you, it’s over. I am not coming back. More importantly, I just don’t love you any more. Can’t you get that into your head?

And when I made that stupid oath about how I was going to pay for someone to kill you both
It was just my way of showing you that I wasn’t playing
Oh yeah, you’re right, I sounded like a maniac
But that’s just what I am saying
You’ll only see how much I’ve changed, if you come back

And when I threw out all your books, you know, that wasn’t planned
I know how terrible it looks but you got to understand

It’s just that they’d remind me of sleepy days and sleepless nights I spent with you
I tried to put it all behind me; I didn’t realise how much I’m still in love with you

Oh please can’t you drop this stance and maybe give me one more chance?
Just say what you want from me

Because, oh, I’d do anything to bring you back home
Oh yeah, anything, just pick up the ’phone

Everyone thinks that I look thin, oh, but I don’t mind them
But these insects crawling on my skin
Why can I never find them?

The thought of you two screwing has turned me into some kind of a maniac
I really don’t know what I’m doing
You’ll only see how much I’ve changed, if you come back

Please can’t you drop this stance and maybe give me one more chance?
Just say what you want from me

Because, oh, I’d do anything to bring you back home
Oh yeah, anything, just pick up the ’phone

I’d do anything to bring you back home
Oh yeah, anything, just pick up the ’phone

I’d do anything to bring you back home
Oh yeah, anything, just pick up the ’phone

Comedienne

You know that I’ve had my suspicions all along
Well would you be here now, if something wasn’t wrong?
Your heart broke and you still joke because you’re such a comedienne
But that creep made you weep
Don’t laugh it off again

Oh, just forget the things he said and get into bed

He never loved you and deep down you know I’m right
If you don’t want to go back home just stay the night
Oh, I’m not joking because you’re the comedienne
Oh, I mean it, I’ve seen it and now I want to see you smile again

Oh, just forget the things he said and get into bed

You want to leave him and you’re looking for excuses
That’s why you’re here; I guess us old friends have our uses
But we could, oh, we should lie down here, you won’t regret it
Stay near me, do you hear me?
Oh, I’m sincere, now come and get it

Oh, just forget the things he said and get into bed

Hate

I’m glad you agree you’ve got so many things to say sorry for
But listen to me because I’m not going to take it all anymore

There was a time, don’t ask me when, it made sense, somehow
But, darling, I’m just so glad that I can see clearly now

Because I hate your lies and the guys you call friends
In fact just everything’s telling me this is where the love affair ends

I should say good-bye but I don’t think I will; it might slow you down
Oh, you’ll get by, just start a new life in some other town

Oh, please don’t cling, take whatever you want, oh, yeah, I’ll agree
To anything that keeps you a long way away from me

Because I hate your style and your smile and I regret
That almost everything about you makes me wish that we’d never met

We are just so wrong for each other that it’s hard for me to understand
How I ever wanted you for a lover
I hate your country, your continent and...

I hate your lies and the guys you call friends
In fact just everything is telling me this is where the love affair ends

I hate your style and your smile and I regret
That almost everything about you makes me wish that we’d never met

Kerry Kerry

Well at least can’t you look at me when I’m speaking to you?
Because there are things I’ve got to say
Well, what was he sneaking to you when you thought I’d looked away?

I get it, I get it
Now I understand just what you’re playing
I get it, I get it
I guess there isn’t any point delaying

You would rather that I wasn’t here
You don’t have to say a word; it’s crystal clear

You bought him presents with my money
That makes me feel just great
Although, I’ve got to say, that it is kind of funny that you could think I’d never know

I get it, I get it
It was just another way of saying
I get it, I get it
That you really didn’t want me staying

Oh, I bet you just wish that I’d disappear
You don’t have to say a word; it’s crystal clear

Lying in my bed
You remember when
It was you who said that we’d never be apart again
But now the longer that I hang around the more anxious that you get
Oh, it looks like Romeo has found a nervous Juliet

Because you would rather that I wasn’t here
You don’t have to say a word; it’s crystal clear
Oh, I bet you just wish that I’d disappear
You don’t have to say a word; it’s crystal clear

Barefoot In The Park

That smile, on your face, as you awake
Oh, it just makes my heart ache
Let’s lie all day here in the dark and watch ‘Barefoot In The Park’

And it’s because you’re so sublime that I think about you all the time
Don’t ask me if it’s true because how could anybody not love you?

When you open my lips with your thumb you know I will succumb
When you shave my skin I don’t feel pain

And I just can’t explain how it’s because you’re so sublime that I think about you all the time
Don’t ask me if it’s true because how could anybody not love you?

And the world before I met you
I can’t remember now, what was that like?
Because you, you’re so beautiful

Just hold your body close to mine
Oh, that feels so divine
You’re every single dream I’ve had come true
I’m so glad I found you

Yes, it’s because you’re just sublime that I think about you all the time
Don’t ask me if it’s true because how could anybody not love you?

And the world before I met you
I can’t remember now, what was that like?
Because you, you’re so beautiful
There is no part of you that I dislike
Oh, what would I do without you?

You Turn Me On

I saw you staring; I pretended not to care
You left your hirsute presence hanging in the air
I didn’t want to fall in love but now I think you’ve changed my mind

Yeah, there was someone but that was years ago
She was positively charming but I had to let her go
She needed to be adored and I didn’t feel inclined

There’s no way, since then, that I’ve ever wanted anyone
To stay again, oh, but you just really turn me on

And I can’t take my eyes off you tonight
And if you asked me to make love to you, I might
Because nobody’s ever made me feel like this before

It’s disconcerting; becoming quite surreal
There is no point in asking because I don’t know how I feel
But I’m sure that this is something too good to ignore

There’s no way, since then, that I’ve ever wanted anyone
To stay again, but now suddenly those thoughts have gone

There’s no way, since then, that I’ve ever wanted anyone
To stay again, oh, but you just really turn me on

There’s no way, since then, that I’ve ever wanted anyone
To stay again, but now suddenly those thoughts have gone

Ears

[His]

I’ve gone as far as I can go with this crap
I’ve not come here just to watch him lie with his head in your lap
Well, at least not there, oh must you?

I’ve gone as far as I can go with this crap
I’ve not come here just to watch him lie with his head in your lap
Well, at least not there

When you started to screw, I knew I should have run away
Because I could hear it all through the wall
But I just had to stay
Every laugh, every cry, every sigh
Oh, I can’t face the way I’ve behaved, but I just craved to be in his place

I told him when we met
I told him I was afraid that you’d just play with him
But I won’t forget those sounds that you made behind that door with him

I told him when we met
I told him I was afraid that you’d just play with him
But I won’t forget those sounds that you made behind that door

When you started to screw, I knew I should have run away
Because I could hear it all through the wall
But I just had to stay
Every laugh, every cry, every sigh
Oh, I can’t face the way I’ve behaved, but I just craved to be in his place

[Hers]

But this is all your fault
We made a solemn promise
You said: “Let’s be adult, there’s no point running from it”

But this is all your fault
We made a solemn promise
You said: “Let’s be adult, there’s no point running from it”

Me Next

I was too scared to phone in case you weren’t alone
So I called up your best friend instead because I had to know

Oh, and when I asked her if you two were still living together, she said: “I don’t think so”

And please don’t think that I’m suggesting you’re over-sexed
But if he’s really gone, oh, please, can I be the next?
Let me be the next

And if you really knew how much I’d worshipped you right from the first time we spoke
Would you have relented?

But all those looks we’d share when he wasn’t there
Do you think that was all just a joke?
Oh, well I meant it

And please don’t think that I’m suggesting you’re over-sexed
But if he’s really gone, oh, please, can I be the next?
Let me be the next

Please, can I be the next?
Let me be the next
Please, can I be the next?
Let me be the next

Hard, Fast And Beautiful

And guess what I found
It’s a letter that I started writing when you walked out

It says that I won’t miss you because I’ve met someone who’s more exciting
But that wasn’t true

So how did I lose you?
The last thing you ever wanted to do was to hurt me but I’d still accuse you

And I couldn’t know I’d never feel the same way with another
So I let you go

Yeah, I’ve got a girlfriend
She’s beautiful, considerate and, yes, I do love her
But I’m not going to pretend that she’s ever going to be the one

Because now I know that it was you all the time
How could I ever think it wasn’t true?
Now I’ve stopped trying to tell myself that I’ve grown out of being in love with you

And deep in the night I lie awake and think about you
Of course it’s not right

But what can I do?
I can’t sleep in this bed without you
If you only knew

Yeah, I’ve got a girlfriend
She’s beautiful, considerate and, yes, I do love her
But I’m not going to pretend that she’s ever going to be the one

Because now I know that it was you all the time
How could I ever think it wasn’t true?
So now I’ve stopped trying to tell myself that I’ve grown out of being in love with you

Because now I know that it was you all the time
How could I ever think it wasn’t true?
So now I’ve stopped trying to tell myself that I’ve grown out of being in love with you

Dance, Girl, Dance

I thought that we could just lie here, but, yes, I know how you love dancing in that dress
And yes, I love to watch
You soothe away my troubles

But now slide those freshly shaven legs into the clean cold sheets I’ve put on just for you
With every single touch my love for you just doubles

But, of course, none of this has happened at all, yet!
We’ve not even spoken, but I’ll bet once you’re through my door
You’ll want to stay forever more

Because I will hold you so tight; I’ll make you see how you are the right woman for me now
Just give me a glance to show me that I’ve got a chance

All this cavorting is designed to tease and, girl, your dancing drives me wild
So, please, do it one more time but make it last forever

Oh, how come none of this has happened at all, yet?
We’ve not even spoken, but I’ll bet
Once you’re through my door you’ll want to stay forever more

Because I will hold you so tight; I’ll make you see how you are the right woman for me now
Just give me a glance to show me that I’ve got a chance

Oh, dance, girl, dance

None of this has happened at all, yet
We’ve not even spoken, but I’ll bet
Once you through my door you’ll want to stay forever more

Because I will hold you so tight; I’ll make you see how you are the right woman for me now
Just give me a glance to show me that I’ve got a chance

Honey Rider

Oh, I’m sick of hearing you say that you can’t ’phone because he’ll hear you calling
But don’t you think the way that you’re treating us both is quite appalling?

Oh, sure, you nearly told him everything but nearly doesn’t mean a thing

I know you don’t want to row, oh, but you think you’re just so clever
Well, I’m waiting now but I won’t be waiting here forever

Oh, sure, you nearly told him everything but nearly doesn’t mean a thing

And you know full well I’m right
And if you won’t say a word, I might
Because you’ve had thousands of chances to tell him
His romance is not exactly what he’d call true
I know the strain that you’re under but I’ve started to wonder if one lover is sufficient for you

Oh, sure, you nearly told him everything but nearly doesn’t mean a thing
If you don’t talk to him until I force you to, I will

Because you know full well I’m right
And if you won’t say a word, I might
Because you’ve had thousands of chances to tell him
His romance is not exactly what he’d call true
I know the strain that you’re under but I’ve started to wonder if one lover is sufficient for you