Feelings

LYRICS

1. Fuzzy Freaky

Rose is tattoo'd in the perfect place
She bears the burden of a perfect face
The Monkey Boy
The Leopard Girl
The strange is also beautiful

It's summertime and the grass is high
Fuzzy freaky, funny family-

It's my body and I'll eat it too
To do whatever touches you
My body speaks
My tongue cannot
My belly rumbles but the words are stuck (so come out-)

It's summertime and the weeds are high
Fuzzy freaky, funny family--

All amplified, She's scandalized, I'm changin' size
(Who was it?, Jump on it!)
He's talkin' trash, an' he can't get back, he's built to last
(Inspired! Desired!)
I'm walkin' low, My grass has grown, an' I won't stay down
(Excited! Delighted!)

It's summertime and the grass is high
Fuzzy wuzzy, freaky family--

I'm awfully cute, I'm awfully cold
I'm sometimes rich and I'm sometimes po'
A butterfly when I graduate
You'll have to stop me if I get too big

It's summertime and the weeds are high
Fuzzy freaky, funny family

He's in reverse, He'll kiss himself. in perfect health
(Inflated! X-Rated!)
I smell you now, A haunted house, n' a squeaky sound
(Inspired! Desired!)
An' I'm wide enough, I'm almost grown, I won't stay down
(Somebody! Somebody!)

2. Miss America

I love America
Her secret's safe with me
I know her wicked ways
The parts you never see

Oh Supergirl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although you have a reputation
Can I afford?
Are you above my station?
I'm not the only heart you've conquered.

I love America
But boy can she be cruel
I know how tall she is
Without her platform shoes

Oh Supergirl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although at time it might seem awkward
Don't run away
Oh don't you recognize me?
I'm not the only heart you've conquered.

I kissed America
When she was fleecing me
And she know I understand
That she needs to be free

I miss America
And sometimes she does too
And sometimes I think of her
When she is fucking you

I love America
Siempre Confiado en ti
I love America
Porque metratas a si?

Oh Supergirl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although you pants are 'round your ankles
And when you're down
I'll be your Dirty Harry
It will be just like in the movies.

Oh Supergirl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although at time it might seem awkward
Don't look away
I'll be your teenage fanclub
I'm not the only heart you've conquered.

3. A Soft Seduction

The words of love
Are not enough
Though sweet as wine
As thick as blood
Passionless moments
And we are homeless
Out on the street

But life is cool
And things aren't bad
Got what he wants
Lost what he had
He soon adjusted
And got accustomed
To these new ways

Blame God, how can you lose?
Singing such sweet Rhythm and Blues
Strange days, she said to me
Being in love---don't mean you're free.

But night reveals
What daytime hides
Who lingers on
Who sleeps outside
A soft seduction
A strong attraction
Somewhere downtown

A junkie's song
A dancer's knees
The laws of chance
Strange as it seems
Take us exactly
Where we most likely
Need to be.

4. Dance On Vaseline

I'm taking back the knowledge
I'm taking back the gentleness
I'm taking back the ritual
I'm giving in to sweetness

Oh preacher man
Shoot me with your poison arrow
But I dance on Vaseline
I'm trippin' out
Workin' on a revolution
Gon' let the music in

I'm taking back the children
I'm taking back the ceremony
I'm taking back my offerings
I'm taking back what you mean to me

You're dangerous!
Shoot me with your poison arrow
But I dance on Vaseline
I'm slippin' out
Workin' on a revolution
Go'n let the music in

And war is all around us
The Gods are dead and buried underground/Your hollow Gods are buried underground
I was a silly putty
Your big ideas are useless to me now

My baby saw the future
She doesn't wanna live there any more
It's lousy science fiction
Gets on your skin and seeps into your bones

You're dangerous!
Shoot me with your poison arrow
But I dance on Vaseline
I'm slippin' out
Workin' on a revolution
Go'n let the music in

Started in Oklahoma
You always think it happens somewhere else
This madness is attractive
Until the day it happens to yourself

& Power might seem sexy
But check her in the cool grey light of dawn
A legislative body
And all at once your lust for her is gone

& I'm trippin out
Workin on a revolution
Gon' let the day begin
We'll turn it out
Monkey time for evolution
Gon' let the music in

5. The Gates of Paradise

I am nothing like my sister
I am nothing like my mom
You can't see me in my father
Wonder where did I come from

And the laws of men are not the laws of heaven
And angel's breath is like the desert wind
And terrorists are acting out of love sweet love
To bring us home again

It's sin to seek perfection
It's a sin to help the poor
It's a sin to hold convictions
For none of them are true

And the laws of men are not the laws of heaven
And angel's breath is like the desert wind
And terrorists are acting out of love sweet love
To bring us home again

So beware of good intentions
And the passion in their eyes
For none of them can open
The Gates of Paradise

6. Amnesia

Peace on Earth
Soon we will be
Where nothing worries us

Lazy days
Cool is the breeze
Across the universe

Armies of soldiers are sleeping tonight
And the moonlight is kissing their eyes

When you awake
You will be free
I'll be your lullaby

Alcohol
No need to fear
Rest in these fuzzy arms

Ease on down
Amnesia
Baby's on Valium

Keep us from danger and safe from all harm
From the wind, and the rain, and the fire

When you awake
You will be free
And I'll be you're lullaby

When you awake
You will be free
And I'll be your lullaby.

7. You Don't Know Me

You're lookin at me but you don't know me
I'm invisible to the naked eye
I'm apart of ev'rything you're doin'
'm apart of you down deep inside

I'm the part that sings those goofy love songs
I'm the part of you you can't control
I'm the part that fucked up your promotion
I'm the part that hurts when you're alone

On this beautiful night
By the bright Disco light
We will dance till the pain is all gone

If love is alive why can't I touch it?
Does it feel like Jello or a fire?
I could tell by te taste it was not poison
But is sure did mess up my insides

There's nothing else like you on my planet
You see me now in my true form
I did not come here ina Spaceship
I came the moment you were born

On this beautiful night
By the bright disco light
We will dance till the pain is all gone

8. Daddy Go Down

The sun sinks low in the Western Lands (Go down, Daddy go down, daddy-o daddy go down)
A woman's heart is like the wind (Go down etc)
& He could not put her from his mind
& Love is strong and it will not die
(Go down, daddy go down daddy-o daddy go down
Go down daddy go down daddy-o daddy go down)

Protect me now from what I am (Go down etc)
For I'm in too deep and I cannot swim (Go down etc)
& He cursed his hands and he cursed his tongue
For what he'd said and what he'd done
(Go down daddy do down daddy-o daddy go down
Go down daddy go down daddy-o daddy go down)

Love love love's obsession     What keeps man alive?
By some strange posession    I stay safe inside
My heart's on probation        It was my first time
This world, world of wonders Stick your head outside--

Now the ass can speak but he don't say much (Go down etc)
His words of wisdom come but once (Go down etc)
So build your house on solid ground
And stay indoors when the rain comes down

(Go down daddy go down, daddy-o daddy go down
Go down daddy go down daddy-o daddy go down
Go down daddy go down daddy-o daddy go down
Go down daddy go down daddy-o daddy go down)

9. Finite = Alright

350 cities in the world
Just 30 teeth inside of heads
These are the limits to our experience
It’s scary, but it’s alright
And ev’rything is finite

Only one record in this whole wide world
Where Jimi Hendrix sings “House Burning Down”
Another Elvis will not come along
He got wasted but it’s alright
And ev’rything is finite
Yeah he got wasted, but it’s alright
And ev’rything is finite

I’m just a baby in my Daddy’s arms
Who will protect me from these women’s charms
I’m 6 ft. tall, but I can barely speak
My mind goes crazy when the taste is sweet

(Well) We’ve known each other eight years and twenty days
It’s terrifying, it’s beautiful too
Things have an end but feeling is infinite
We’re changing, but it’s alright
‘Cause only things are finite
Yeah changin, alright,
Things, finite

10. Wicked Little Doll

Wicked little doll, lovely to look at
Wicked little doll, lovely to hold
Wicked little doll, you are not human
Wicked little doll, you have no soul

Wicked little doll, I'm not your victim
Wicked little doll, You need me too
Wicked little doll, I'll be your partner
Wicked little doll, can I play too?------

Wicked little doll, Collapsing buildings
Wicked little doll, cities in flame
Wicked little doll, devil or angel?
Wicked little doll, they're both the same.

Wicked little doll, we're chained together
Wicked little doll, I'm just like you
Wicked little doll. It's human nature
Wicked little doll, you love me too-----

Way-oh way-oh way-oh, We're one big happy family
Way-oh way-oh way-oh, so take me with you
Way-oh, way-oh way-oh, I love my wicked dolly
I surrender---

Wicked little doll, your perfect body
Anyone can see, you're never wrong
There's a little world, we're takin' over
There's a little doll in ev'ryone

Make a little love, some parts are missing
Any little song the hurts will do
Wicked little doll, you speak my language
I will always be in love with you----

11. Burnt By The Sun

Atom smashers in the cocktail lounge tonight
Op'ra singers in the graveyard keeping time
& the DJ mixes them all
& the Music rhymes but it crawls...

We were burnt by the sun
Havin' way too much fun
Headline gumball overload
Did the whitelight bring you down?
Does the daylight bring you down?

Money pours down and it drown the little man
Parking lot attendents fill their pockets with their hands
& the children laugh in your face
They can see what you have erased

The music comes from Hydrogen bombs
Rock bands died when amatuers won
Data in a hurry, oozing in the rubble
Wipe it up baby, gonna get yourself in trouble

We were burnt by the sun
Havin' way too much fun
The Church of Private Enterprise
Did the sunshine bring you down?

I love salt, I love sweets
I know there's danger but I fall asleep
The curves, the gasps, the love of life
Headline, gumbox, faceless paradise

Life rafts bobbin' at the bottom of the pier
Wood burns faster if it's soaked in gasoline
All these towns look the same , ev'rybody's clean
Roll 'em out, cheap and fast, kiss me when I fall...

We were burnt by the sun
Havin' way too much fun
Downtown sleazeball paradise
& I feel like going home...

Alchohol                                          Take me now Razorblades                                       Holiday
All the clouds are miles/far away       Ev'ryone is far away

12. The Civil Wars

I got a right to be outa my mind
I got a right to be who I am
Love me, love my problems
The good times and the rotten

The war is in me
The war is in you
The war is in ev'rybody now
The safest homes
Are outa control---

They are fightin' with knives and forks
Demonstrating how democracy works
God's good and God is great
So I wear my happy face

The war is in me
The war is in you
The war is in ev'rybody now
The wolf is loose
He's livin' in you

There'll be a celebration
Johnny comes marching home
His eyes are on the ceiling
It ain't no fashion show
A hairy situation
It does things to your skin
Although it ain't no party
You're dyin' to get in---

Sex is something if it's lookin' good
A cease fire in the neighborhood
We bleed and stain the carpet
We start our own republic

The war is in me
The war is you
The war is ev'rybody now
The greatest love
In heaven above

There'll be a celebration
Johnny comes marching home
His eyes are on the ceiling
It ain't no fashion show
A hairy situation
It does things to your skin
Although it ain't no party
You're dyin' to get in---

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14. They Are In Love

She put the scar on the side of his face
When he disappeared for three days
And they say that they are in love
He took her cocaine when she was asleep
And friends say he gave half away
And they say that they are in love

Run away, run away
Run away before it's too late
There is danger but they will not see
If they're blind, then it's blind that they'd rather be.

This town's destroyed more than one friend of mine
Funny that they never leave
They say that they are in love
Some say it's rotten, some say it's wrong
Some say it's hard to believe
And some say that they are in love

Move away, move away
Move away before it's too late
And the lion sleeps with the lamb
Only love lets me forget who I really am

This land is small and it's cold and it's damp
But there's no place that I'd rather be
I know that I am in love
Ethnic divisions, screaming demands
A little bit like you and me
I guess that we are in love

Stay away, stay away
Stay away you might end up like me
It's the pain that keeps us alive
But that beauty is all that we need to survive
That damn beauty is all that we need to survive

CREDITS

David Byrne (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, loops)
Ashley D. Horne, Carlos Baptiste (violin)
Juliet Haffner (viola)
Pierre La Roux (fiddle)
Nicholas Holland (cello)
Ed Calle (saxophone); Dana Teboe (trombone)
Mark Mothersbaugh (synthesizer, samples)
Hahn Rowe & Mark Saunders (keyboards)
Greg Cohen (acoustic bass)
Jerry Casale (bass, background vocals)
Joe Galdo (drums, percussion)
Paula Cole & Betty Wright (background vocals)

Morcheeba: Skye Edwards, Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey

All songs written by David Byrne
Except "Miss America" written by David Byrne/Joe Galdo
and "Fuzzy Freaky" written by David Byrne/Danielle Fossatti/Christian DeAndre

"Fuzzy Freaky" contains elements from "Nel Bene E Nel Male" (Fossatti/DeAndre) EMI Music Publishing Italia/Getar SAS/Blue Team ED. Performed by Christian DeAndre. Used courtesy of WEA Records Italy.

Akua Dixon appears courtesy of Savant Records, Inc.
The Balanescu Quartet (appears courtesy of Mute Records, Inc.): Alexander Balanescu, Clare Connors, Paul Martin, Nicholas Holland.

The Black Cat Orchestra: Lori Goldston, Russ Meltzer, Don Crevie, Scott Granlund, Kyle Hanson, Matthew Sperry, Joseph Zajong, Ed Pias.

Morcheeba production is Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey & Pete Norris

Produced by: David Byrne, Morcheeba and Joe Galdo
Engineers: Pete Norris, Ceasar Sogbe, Hahn Rowe
Mastered by: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC.

CD design by Sagmeister, Inc., New York, NY
Photography by Tom Schierliitz
David Byrne doll model and additional model making by Yuji Yoshimoto, doll clothes by Adelle Lutz with Michael Daube

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