WAR FOR LOVE ALBUM LYRICS

 

PINS AND NEEDLES
by Clare Means


Pins and needles in our bed
 Held together by a thread
 Sticks and stones in our bath
 Skin bruised; skin scratched
 Spread sand on my toast
 Mix salt in your tea
 I'll poison you if you'll poison me

We've changed for the worse
 We're strange, we're perverse
 And there is no stopping us
 We've changed for the worse
 We're strange, we're perverse
 And there is no stopping us now

 I'm a tiger in your eyes
 And you're a compromise
 Until I find another
 And we will pounce on our prey
 Til we have all decayed
 Til there is nothing left but bones of us

 We've changed for the worse
 We're strange, we're perverse
 And there is no stopping us
 We've changed for the worse
 We're strange, we're perverse
 And there is no stopping us now

 Pins and needles in our bed
 Held together by a thread
 Sticks and stones in our bath
 Skin bruised; skin scratched
 Spread sand on my toast
 Mix salt in your tea
 I'll poison you if you'll poison me

 We've changed for the worse
 We're strange, we're perverse
 And there is no stopping us
 We've changed for the worse
 We're strange, we're perverse
 And there is no stopping us now
 No stopping us now
 No stopping us now







TIMBER
by Clare Means



Into the woods of Virginia
 Through tall pines she led you
 And you fell like timber
 She wasn't there to catch you

And I fell like timber at your feet
 And you fell like timber
 But never for me
 Never for me

And isn't it just my luck
 To fall in the quiet of the snow 
 And I was hoping you would hear me
 But I didn't make a sound

When I fell like timber at your feet
 And you fell like timber
 But never for me 

Yeah I fell like timber at your feet 
 And you fell like timber 
 But never for me
 Never for me








GEORGETTE
 by Clare Means



You're dragging a suitcase the size of a coffin
 They offer you rides, you insist on walking
 You'll have it your way
 or nothing at all

You're smiling through a broken grin
 You never did want those spaces filled
 You'll have it your way 
 or nothing at all

Oh Georgette
 Make me brave, make me brave
 Brave like you
Cause I'm just doing what they tell me
 Yeah I'm just doing what they tell me to

You throw your dollar down on the table
 Telling me take it; exclaiming you hate it
 You'll have it your way
 Or nothing at all

Dreaming with your head in hand
 Sleepless in the Santa Monica sand
 You'll have it your way
 Or nothing at all

Oh Georgette
 Make me strong, make me strong
 Strong like you
 Cause I'm just doing what they tell me
 Yeah I'm just doing what they tell me to

And left alone when you were young
 You learned it all on your own
 You made it your way
 You had no one at all

Oh Georgette
 Make me brave, make me brave
 Brave like you
 Cause I'm just doing what they tell me
 Yeah I'm just doing what they tell me to

Oh Georgette
 I'll be brave, I'll be brave
 Brave like you






TO WAR
 by Clare Means



I'm in love with a man that I'm not supposed to love
 Because we've tried so many times that we just have to give it up
 But the love is always the easiest part
It's just the battle grounds that tear us apart

We go to war, to war, to love, to love, to war, to war
Once more we go around
We go to war, to war, to love, to love, to war, to war
Once more we go around

But when he holds me it's like no other lover
 And when he kisses me how those lips make me quiver
 But from those lips spew these words that
 Slice like swords
 And they stab me straight through the heart

We go to war, to war, to love, to love, to war, to war
 Once more we go around
 We go to war, to war, to love, to love, to war, to war
Once more we go around

Watch the blood rain down from our thunderclouds
 Watch my guts spill out as you dig your knife in deeper
 Help!  I plead, but you're the help I seek
 You're my strength, you're my weakness 
 So dig your knife in deeper....

We go to war, to war, to love, to love, to war, to war
Once more we go around
 We go to war, to war, to love, to love, to war, to war
Once more we go around







LOVELY SIN
 by Clare Means



I've waited for you to come around
 But you come in waves
 In and out and away you go
 I keep waiting for you but you never return
 I've been waiting for you since the day we were born
 But then again we were never here
 I keep waiting for you but in vain I fear
 In vain...

But you're my lovely sin, lovely sin
 Your lovely skin so filled with sin

So I will wait for you
 I will wait for you

But now the night is pushing on
 The clock says that it's two in the morn
 And you still haven't called
 Must I always call you?
 Always chase your tail, pin you up and stare
 As you wiggle on my wall
 Watch your shadow rise and fall again

But you're my lovely sin, lovely sin
 Your lovely skin so filled with sin

So I will wait for you
 I will wait for you

Cause I've never known a touch like yours
 And I doubt I will again
 Few have your skills 
 And few know your sin

But you're my lovely sin, lovely sin
 Your lovely skin so filled with sin

So I will wait for you
 I will wait for you
 I will wait for you






LOOK WHO'S LUCKY NOW
 by Clare Means & Michael Starr



You ran me 'round and deceived me
 You knocked me to my knees
You held me down and kept me bound
 But now I'm finally free

I can feel a change a comin'
 It's the dawn of a brand new day
 And like that sun that's rising
 I'll burn those clouds away

Look who's lucky now, look who's lucky now
Look who's lucky now, look who's lucky now

Drowning in shallow waters
 The sand, it scraped my skin
 But I fought your storm
I got to shore
And now the light seeps in 

I can feel a change a comin'
It's the dawn of a brand new day
And like that sun that's rising
I'll burn those clouds away

Look who's lucky now, look who's lucky now
Look who's lucky now, look who's lucky now

Scorched by your fire
Surrounded by your flames
But I've risen from the ashes
And I'll never be the same

I can feel a change a comin'
It's the dawn of a brand new day
And like that sun that's rising
I'll burn those clouds away

Look who's lucky now, look who's lucky now
Look who's lucky now, look who's lucky now







 VOODOO DOLL
by Clare Means



I've got a voodoo doll
She looks a lot like you
I've got a voodoo doll
She's a bleach blonde too
I've got a voodoo doll
She looks a lot like you
I've got a voodoo doll
She's a bleach blonde too

Once my friend but now my foe
The pain you caused...well now you'll know
Cause I've got a voodoo doll
She looks a lot like you
I've got a voodoo doll
She's a bleach blonde too

Stick the pins in and you'll feel my sting
Push them in further and they'll make you scream
AHHHHHH!!!!!
'Cause I've got a voodoo doll
She looks a lot like you
I've got a voodoo doll
She's a bleach blonde too
 I've got a voodoo doll
She's a bleach blonde too






LETTERS FROM A LIAR'S HEART
by Clare Means



Dark, dark, way down lurk creatures of the deep
They slither and slide and knock against our feet
Push them down beneath the sand; no one can hear them breathe
Push them down beneath the sand, their skin on our feet

And letters from a liar's heart are laying in your hand
Scribbled, sad, sorry sentences
No pardons will be given; no pardons received
Letters from a liar's heart
Letters from me

Like seashells in buckets
And sand in the shells
Glass in the sand so finely ground

Hide me away, hide me away
Hide me away, hide me away

And letters from a liar's heart are laying in your hand
Scribbled, sad, sorry sentences
No pardons will be given; no pardons received
Letters from a liar's heart
Letters from me

Let's swim to the shore, let's swim to the shore
Let's swim far, far, far away from here
Let's swim to the shore, let's swim to the shore
Let's swim far, far, far away from here

And hide me away, hide me away
Hide me away, hide me away

And letters from a liar's heart are laying in your hand
Scribbled, sad, sorry sentences
No pardons will be given; no pardons received
Letters from a liar's heart
Letters from me






THE NIGHT THAT I FOUND YOU
 by Clare Means & Michael Starr



Through the tangled trees
Two-toned eucalyptus leaves
Blindly sliding down
The trail to Cobalt Creek

Floating side by side
Toes up to the sky
Clothes all in a pile
The night that I found you.

Under tall reeds
Your voice speaks to me
I hear but cannot see
The night that I found you

Floating side by side
Toes up to the sky
Clothes all in a pile
The night that I found you
The night that I found you
The night that I found you







THE WALLS
by Clare Means

The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room
The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room

The wind is howling through these crumbling walls
The more I build, the more they fall 
Stumbling on a city street
I'm just laughing at my clumsy feet cause...

The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room
The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room

Help me build these walls
The more I build the more they fall
Won't you help me build these walls
Cause the more I build
The more they fall

The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room
The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room

It's getting cold with these crumbling walls
As the starry night falls
Build it up brick by brick
But with no mortar they will not stick
Where are the blueprints to my home?
I can't find them all alone

The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room
The walls are falling down around me through the curtains in my room






PAPER DOLL
by Clare Means



I only wish you the best but I wish I'd never met you
I wish I'd never seen your face
I wish I'd never touched it
I wish I never spoke your name
I wish I'd never loved you

I'm gonna cut you out like a paper doll
Just like you were never here at all
Cut you out like a paper doll
Just like you were never here

All those years and all those tears...
They're coming back to me
I'll cry them backwards
Live them in reverse
The tears roll up my cheeks

I'm gonna cut you out like a paper doll
Just like you were never here at all
Cut you out like a paper doll
Just like you were never here

I only wish you the best but I wish I'd never met you
I wish I'd never seen your face
I wish I'd never touched it
I wish I never spoke your name
I wish I'd never loved you

I'm gonna cut you out like a paper doll
Just like you were never here at all
Throw you in the fire and watch you burn
Let the flames and smoke take their turns
On your little paper limbs
You little paper heart
Turn to ashes and grow dark

I only wish you the best
But I wish I'd never met you






THE ROOM WHERE IT'S ALWAYS NIGHT
by Clare Means

In the room where it's always night
You can easily sleep 'til noon
And no matter what time you sleep until
It holds you like a tomb
And there is a small window that looks 
Onto a thin dark alleyway
And you can watch and watch 
But nothing will change 
In the place where that laundry hangs

It's in this room where I dream
In a feverish sleep
It's in this room where I dream of you...

It's in this room where I dreamed of you
Thousands of miles away
Holding your new woman 
And rolling around in bed
And I could know what time it is there
If I could know what time it is here
But in the room where it's always night 
The sun doesn't seem to care

It's in this room where I dream
In a feverish sleep
It's in this room where I dream of you
Where I dream of you
Where I dream of you






WHITE BAMBOO ALBUM LYRICS




NEW YORK NIGHT
lyrics by Clare Means
music by Clare Means & Michael Starr


It was our last night at the Chelsea Hotel,
curtains pulled tight over thin glass doors.
Sirens wail down below but we're locked up 
on the fourth floor.

All that's below is a spiral of paint,
all that is above us is a spiral of sky,
all that's between us is all that we're not
and we're giving it all to the New York night.

So close your eyes, and hold on tight
and wrap yourself around the New York night.

The fan creaks to the bodies below.
Light seeps from under the door.
The key is in the lock from the rush inside
to give it all to the New York night.

So close your eyes, and hold on tight
and wrap yourself around the New York night.

Sirens wail on 23rd,
drowning out our every word,
but there is nothing left to say.
It's better off this way.

So close your eyes, and hold on tight
and wrap yourself around the New York night.



EVERYBODY'S ROOM BUT MINE
by Clare Means


Never knew my momma, Never knew my pa
I have four brothers
Never met one
I've lived in everybody's room but mine
I've lived in everybody's room but mine

My momma left me
when I was born
She couldn't care for 
a baby boy
Her body filled with poison
she put the needle in
Body filled with cocaine
and heroin

But don't listen to me
I tell too many lies
don't listen to me
'cause I've lived in everybody's room but mine

No one ever listens
I tell too many lies
no one ever looks
I can't look in their eyes
the truth I never hear
the truth I never speak
I trust no one 
no one trusts me

But don't listen to me
I tell too many lies
Don't listen to me
'cause I've lived in everybody's room but mine

I have four brothers 
never met one
I've had six mothers
never trusted none
Every night I rock myself to sleep
Every night I rock myself to sleep

But don't listen to me
I tell too many lies
Don't listen to me
'cause I've lived in everybody's room but mine




SNOW ANGELS
by Clare Means 


Dance with me through fields of snow
follow me far away we'll go
we'll make angels in the snow

Skate with me across icy lakes
carving figures with our skates
we'll make angels in the snow  

Skating under colored lights
touching through our frostbite
we'll make angels in the snow 

They can have their sun, their heat
when you're with me there is no need
we'll make angels in the snow 

Skating under colored light
touching through our frostbite
we'll make angels in the snow 

Tell me this will never end
Skating round, holding your hand
we'll make angels in the snow 

Skating under colored light
touching through our frostbite
we'll make angels in the snow 

Sipping from your hot cocoa
Lying in our fields of snow
making angels in the snow
making angels in the snow 




HAUNT YOU
by Clare Means 



You say you don't know me
who's fault is that?
Been around for 20 years
you ever thought about that? 

Don't regret a single thing
about my childhood
with you it never would have been
half as good 

But you never sent me a birthday card or Christmas greetings too
you act as though I don't exist
but you know I do.... You know I do, you know I do

I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
 
I'm going to haunt you, you know it's true

I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do

I'm going to haunt you... 

Of the 10 other childer none you treated well
you made their childhood living hell
guess I'm the lucky one missed out on you
guess I am relieved that that much is true 

But you never sent me a birthday card or Christmas greetings too
you act as though I don't exist
but you know I do.... You know I do, you know I do

I'm going to haunt you cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you, you know it's true
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you... 

Now you're living with your mail-order bride in the Philippines 
You're living every dirty old man's fantasy

But you never sent me a birthday card or Christmas greetings too
you act as though I don't exist
but you know I do.... You know I do, you know I do

I'm going to haunt you cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you, you know it's true
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you...




WHITE BAMBOO

by Clare Means






Quality Inn room 233
wondering why you left me
light on the wall like white bamboo
feels like China where I am with you

China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo

Pickup pulls into it's spot
empty cars in a crowded lot
lights through my window, shadows move
lost in this forest of white bamboo

China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo

Jet-lag dreams rock me awake
your sharp words I cannot shake
the humid night still and blue
writing by the light of the white bamboo

China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo

The whir of traffic softly plays
lonely cars on a dark highway 
and I can't see a thing that I write
cradled in this bamboo night

China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo




NOTIONS OF LOVE
by Clare Means



I'll probably never tell you this
I've lied with every kiss
I've lied with every touch
I never did feel that much

Don't believe my smile
Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe me whispering
softly in your ear
cause I'm...

Swimming in your ocean
but I'm going through the motions
I'm drowning in these notions of love

Don't listen to my heartbeat
It doesn't beat for you
Don't count my pulse
You'll find that I am untrue
cause I'm...
 
Swimming in your ocean
but I'm going through the motions
I'm drowning in these notions of love

Baby I'm just cold and mean
Maybe I'm just cold and mean
cause I'm...

Swimming in your ocean
but I'm going through the motions
I'm drowning in these notions of love

Don't listen to my footsteps 
walking by your side
you'll find that they are far behind
from your careless stride

And don't feel my breath 
exhale upon your cheek
it's all been a mean and nasty
dirty little trick
cause I'm...

Swimming in your ocean
but I'm going through the motions
I'm drowning in these notions of love




ANGELS OF THE FREEWAY

by Clare Means


In the city of angels I fly away
There's nothing angelic about it anyway
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway
And I just don't know which exit to take

My only friend is this red car
She's promised to take me real far
but her motor would hum without me
she don't care who sits in her seat

Taillights blur before me 
A chopper whirs above me
Somewhere below some crime creeps
I sit alone in my bucket seat

In the city of angels I fly away
There's nothing angelic about it anyway
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway
And I just don't know which exit to take

In the city of pumped and swollen breasts
In the city of poised cigarettes 
the sun will rise in the muddy sky
the dirty air clouds my eyes

In the city of angels I fly away
There's nothing angelic about it anyway
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway
And I just don't know which exit to take

Through the canyons the traffic turns
I'm one of many this city has spurned
Through the canyons the traffic turns
I'm one of many this city has spurned

In the city of angels I fly away
There's nothing angelic about it anyway
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway
And I just don't know which exit to take

In the city of angels I fly away
There's nothing angelic about it anyway
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway
And I just don't know which exit to take




CHLOE
by Clare Means



Remember Chloe,
We built those spaceships
out of batteries and old radios?
We flew to the moon and
we flew to the moon and
we flew to the moon and back
and back

Stretching out on freshly mowed grass
we watched the clouds pass
orange slices and oreos
in the sun
in the sun

Remember Chloe,
We built those spaceships
out of batteries and old radios?
We flew to the moon and
we flew to the moon and
we flew to the moon and back
and back

Now I waste my days away
with empty men and their empty ways
running circles with tasteless food
Saturdays used to be so good

Remember Chloe,
We built those spaceships
out of batteries and old radios?
We flew to the moon and
we flew to the moon and
we flew to the moon and back
and back




ASBURY PARK

by Clare Means



Hey Mr. Fitzpatrick how does it feel
trapped behind those great big bars
clasping cold steel?

Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel
Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel

Remember when you took your first ride?
You never dreamed you end up inside these walls
But you threw your hands around her neck
and squeezed oh so tight
watched her draw her last breath
but the little boy inside remembers...

Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel
Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel

No mother or father 
to teach you right from wrong
and crying in that barren cell
you're still alone

Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel
Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel

And you see her face
when you close your eyes
and you hear that little boy 
he lurks inside and says...

Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel
Asbury Park misses you
carousel and ferris wheel




GUITARS AND CHOCOLATES
by Clare Means



Guitars and chocolates and old country songs
and coffee in the morning 
I find my reasons to go on
even though you're long gone

I brewed a cup up for you
It's getting cold by me
It's rich and strong but it's working wrong
cause it's not bringing you back to me
but I've got...

Guitars and chocolates and old country songs
and coffee in the morning 
I find my reasons to go on
even though you're long gone

Yesterday I bought a brand new book
It went to bed with me
and I guess it'll have to do 
since you closed the chapter on me

But I've got...
Guitars and chocolates and old country songs
and coffee in the morning 
Oh but these are working wrong
cause they're not bringing you back to me
to me...
to me...

 

 















 

 







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