LYRICS

All lyrics by Graham Sampson

Beautiful, mechanical  

                       

23rd street     

40 gorgeous blocks to be with you again

the ghosts descend

So why do I fight  

All I find is just another mess

A disturbed head

Always   

Always   

Always   

The Same

 

Why do I try?

Why’d I try & breath into this

hollow husk

We call us?

Inside is a heart    

Inside must be the one I used to

love and trust

In love I rust

Always   

Always   

Always   

The Same

 

40 gorgeous blocks to be with you again

Jennie & the suicide girls              

 

Jenni & the suicide girls

Make merry with the souls of boys

 

Kill my innocence, kill my innocence

Bury my purity, bury my purity

Kill my innocence, kill my innocence

Bury my purity, bury my purity

Kill   Kill   Kill

 

Jenni & the suicide girls

Play devils in the dressing up

Smudged lipstick on a broken vein

Play Nazis in a sexual game

 

Kill my innocence, kill my innocence

Bury my purity, bury my purity

Kill my innocence, kill my innocence

Bury my purity, bury my purity

Kill   Kill   Kill

 

 

Jenni & the suicide girls

Merry with the souls of boys

Whiplashed & the scars of love

Thrills pleasured in a velvet glove

 

Kill my innocence, kill my innocence

Bury my purity, bury my purity

Kill my innocence, kill my innocence

Bury my purity, bury my purity

Kill   Kill   Kill

  

See How They Play  

 

She plays a harlot’s game

Her friends are just the same

Reveals the pain of all

Against her rocks we fall

 

She plays a harder game

Her friends are just the same

Reveals the devils call

With painted nails we’re torn

 

 

See how they play over new wounds and old scars

 

 

She plays a harlot’s game

Her friends are just the same

Reveals the pain of all

Against her rocks we fall

 

 

To Know Those Greats               

 

The red brick walls an Apple’s mecca made

Within those walls I found my calling

The superstars of Andy’s make

In squalid scenes displayed their fate

 

I am bewitched by her beauty

To speak with Andy & the class of

68

To know Those Greats

I am bewitched by her beauty

To speak with Andy & the class of

68

To know Those Greats

 

The splendour stained by punks of little note

It’s hallowed rooms have known much better

Who heard the soul & roared the words out

Who heard the notes & played their hearts out

 

I am bewitched by her beauty

To speak with Andy & the class of

68

To know Those Greats

I am bewitched by her beauty

To speak with Andy & the class of

68

To know Those Greats

 

Who heard the soul & roared the words out

Who heard the notes & played their hearts out

 

I am bewitched by her beauty

To speak with Andy & the class of

68

To know Those Greats

I am bewitched by her beauty

To speak with Andy & the class of

68

To know Those Greats

 

To know Those Greats                         

 

To know Those Greats

 

The Night

 

The Hotel Chelsea 3AM

 The chilling thrill of what could be

 I’ll take the shape, I’ll take the form

 Of what the moon light gives to me

 So join me in the dead of night

 I want to make you come alive

 When all around When all around

 Rehearse the final sleep

 

 The Night falls across my shoulders

 Are you ready for my needs

 The Night falls across my shoulders

 From the artist as he bleeds

 The Night falls across my shoulders

 Like a tattooed badge of tears

 The Night falls across my shoulders

And it fills my heart with

Sin

 Fills with sin

 

The scented flowers of the dark

The inner demons toil to ask

I want to tear

The virture from your soul

So join me in the dead of night

I want to make you come alive

When all around When all around

Rehearse the final sleep

Lets match the art of fabled walls

And toast the legends that walked these halls

No more the waiting No more the wanting

for who we need to be

We come as one inside the night

We grace the pleasure we used to fight

Living as legends Living like legends

Before our final sleep

Pocketbooks & Butterflies

 

Pocketbooks & Butterflies

Make the most of crying eyes

Pocketbooks & Butterflies

Make the most of crying eyes

 

Catch a rainbow, catch a raindrop

Catch a memory all alone

Catch a rainbow, catch a raindrop

Catch a memory all alone

THIS HOTEL HAS GHOSTS          

 

Where do you go when the night falls?                

Where are you running to?

 

This Hotel Has Ghosts

This Hotel Has Ghosts

I can feel them here

 

See the glory of the wildlife

See the wonder of the night time

Yellow walls of many poses

Fills this empty heart like roses

The fragrance of roses

 

This Hotel Has Ghosts

This Hotel Has Ghosts

I can feel them here

 

Forty gorgeous blocks to find you

Forty nights & then I lost you

Saw you leave town like a fairground

Left me sadder than a French clown

Where are you running to?

 

This Hotel Has Ghosts

This Hotel Has Ghosts

I can feel them here

 

Freezing

 

Why in the world would you do that?

Why in the world would you do that?

Mine is the life you are breaking

Mine is the soul you are taking

 

So you pretend I am no one

Invent a disguise for your feeling

Once you were warm, now your freezing

Once there was us, now I’m grieving

 

The Goodbye Moment                 

 

The time we feared has come

The time we feared has come

The Goodbye Moment

The Goodbye Moment

 

What legacy will I leave

What legacy will you leave

The Goodbye Moment

The Goodbye Moment

 

A scar I’ll always bear

A scar I’ll always wear

The Goodbye Moment

The Goodbye Moment

Is here