MUSIC

SELL, SELL, SELL

Sellsellsell

Released: April 1996

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SELL, SELL, SELL

1. Faster, Sooner, Now (2:23)

Hey now, you got me by the tongue
I feel like, theres nowhere I belong
And theyre working it pretty hard
And theyre selling it by the yard

But its more than I can afford
Thats all that I know
Leader it comes as no surprise
See now, these are coins that were his eyes

Silver dollars and hoods of steel
Tell me nothing can be revealed
The more you get it the less you feel
Thats all that I know

Starts a shivering in my spine
And a fever I cant define
It gets colder the higher you climb
Thats all that I know

You kill me, with every word you say
Im dead now, along with faith and chivalry
Silver dollars and hoods of steel
Tell me nothing can be revealed

The more you get it the less you feel
Thats all that I know

Colder the higher you climb
Colder the higher you climb
Colder the higher you climb
Thats all that I know

2. Late Night Radio (3:53)

Oh Mary Jane
She step on a train
Head for the city lights
Yearning inside
To swim with the tide
and taste it, alright
Bag on her shoulder
Breathing the cold
There by the metal tracks
She saw it all shine
And swore in her mind
Shed never go back
And she dont mind the late night
Late night radio
She dont mind the late night radio
She dont mind the late night
Late night radio
Na na

Couldnt have dreamed
The things that she seen
There on the avenue
She stared right into a million eyes
That looked her right through
Telling red Joe
The places shed go
And wiping the table clean
She got no idea
The demon of fear
Or what a broken heart mean

And she dont mind the late night
Late night radio
She dont mind the late night radio
She dont mind the late night
Late night radio
Na na na na na not at all
Na na na na na not at all

Na na na na na not at all
Na na na na na not at all
Na na na na na not at all
Na na na na na not at all
Na na

New York was dark
Dirty and stark
Burning with yellow wings
Everyday come
With fever and hum
Who knows what it brings
Walking a wall
Without a thought
To fall and hit the ground
Sweet Mary Jane
With eyes like the rain
Alive to the sound

And she don’t mind the late night
Late night radio
She dont mind the late night radio
She dont mind the late night
Late night radio

She dont mind the late night
Late night radio
She dont mind the late night radio
She dont mind the late night
Late night radio
Na na na na

3. Sell, Sell, Sell (5:11)

I beg to differ
To break the chain
To draw a line right through tomorrow
And cancel every claim
Ive seen reflections beneath my skin
And drums beating for battle
In the eyes of children

And turning it over
Right down
Where the eye dont see no colour
Where the war dont make a sound
Ice on the shoulder
Noel
Praise the lord above
And sell, sell, sell

Oh violent flowers
You fill the screen
Betray your mother
And change your name
So tall and fickle
And blind as snow
Running headfirst for oblivion
Cause youve nowhere else to go

And turning it over
Right down
Where the eye dont see no colour
Where the war dont make a sound
Ice on the shoulder
Noel
Praise the lord above
And sell, sell, sell

In chill of winter
In dead of night
Each so familiar with the hunger
That they got no appetite
They talk of loving
I hear her say
That as fast as I can give it
Hes taking it away

And turning it over
Right down
Where the eye dont see no colour
Where the war dont make a sound
Ice on the shoulder
Noel
Praise the lord above
And sell, sell, sell

And turning it over
Right down
Where the eye dont see no colour
Where the war dont make a sound
Ice on the shoulder
Noel
Praise the lord above
And sell, sell, sell

A weeping willow
The desert wind
So many learn to swallow
So few to understand
The deepest longing
This cup of faith
Where to put them in a world
Where no innocence is safe

4. Hold On To Nothing (4:15)

Hold on to nothing
Hold on to coldest steel
It chills you down inside
When you see just what is real
Paste it up and tear it down
Move it on along the rushing road
Seventeen Fahrenheit
Feel the winter grow

Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it down
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it down
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it down
There’s nowhere to write it down
Write it down

Step down the alley
Walking against the stony crowd
Trying not to listen
Oh but they shout so loud
Chew you up and spit you out
Crush you tween its finger and its thumb
This world in all its anger
Oh and theres always more to come

Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it down
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it down
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it
Theres nowhere to write it down
There’s nowhere to write it down
Write it down

5. Everytime (4:41)

Down from the doorway and into the street
I hear the morning bell
Over and over the pattern repeat
I hear the morning bell
And all the faces cold as stone
In the January chill
You have led me in, to worlds unknown
And Im walking there still

Every time now
Every time now
I think of you mine now
I just cant contain
Im seven feet tall and
Theres nightingales calling
Shooting stars falling
Like jewels in the rain

I ask myself, I ask myself
Can this life be the same?
That spun me round and put me down
And fill me up with shame

And all the heads are turning now
Down the Tottenham court road
Cause I just cant help but sing it out
Case I just might explode

Every time now
Every time now
I think of you mine now
I cant comprehend
The saxophones blowing
Cherry trees snowing
Emeralds growing
Right here in my hand

A dance in the moonlight
So high on a June night
Magazines strewn right
Over the chair

Your spine a white ladder
Your eyes singing sadder
Nothing else seems to matter
As soon as youre there

And every time now
Every time now
I think of you mine now
I just cant contain
Im seven feet tall and
Theres nightingales calling
Shooting stars falling
Like jewels in the rain

Every time now
Every time now
Every time now
Every time

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la
La da da da

6. Magdalena (4:24)

Morning, sit in the morning sun
Evening, watching the shadow come
Through the bright streets of London
I feel the rain
Upon my eyes as I wonder
At this spell that Im under, Magdalen
Since you came along
Meet me with your arms of snow and
Meet me with your mouth undone
Im burning up from head to toe
Magdalena when youre gone

Dreaming, were drinking the night away
Talking, way past the break of day
Through the bright streets of London
I feel the rain
Upon my skin as I wonder
At this spell that Im under, Magdalen
Since you came along

Meet me with your arms of snow and
Meet me with your mouth undone
Im burning up from head to toe
Magdalena when youre gone

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

Meet me with your arms of snow and
Meet me with your mouth undone
Im burning up from head to toe
Magdalena when youre gone

Meet me with your arms of snow
You meet me with your mouth undone
I’m burning from head to toe
Magdalena when you’re gone

7. Smile (4:06)

I’m falling by the wayside
I’m sinking with the sun
Everything I do
Is wrong, wrong, wrong
Gazing at the billboards
Staring down the broken lines
Sleeping on the backseat
I could not believe
You were right up there beside me
Tugging at my sleeve
And putting on your lipstick
Just like you did a thousand times

And something in your eyes that
Makes me smile
Oh yeah
Something in your eyes that makes me
Smile
Oh yeah

I wake up in the darkness
It’s more than I can stand
I’m reaching out to touch it
It breaks up in my hand
I’ve never known the headlights
To shine so cold

I’m waiting for the morning
To steal over the hills
I’m urging for the road
To speed these wheels
I’m watching for the sunrise
Turning all the teardrops gold

Cause something in your eyes that
Makes me smile
Oh yeah
Something in your eyes that makes me
Smile
Oh yeah
Something in your eyes that makes me
Smile

Oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

8. Only The Lonely (4:46)

I’m raising up my voice
To the walls and to the sky
It seeks no explanation
It waits for no reply
Really it is nothing
Just a cry to the wilds
I’m delirious with chaos
I’m wonderstruck with awe

But in my soul I’m dreaming only
Of your velvet shore
When I’m walking there my face
Untangles like a child’s

And only the lonely
Only the lonely
Lonely could know me
I’ve been talking all night long

There’s nothing more to say
So I’m searching every mirror
For a trace of yesterday
But the air it holds no traces

Where the eagles were flying
I’m haunted by the skyline
The concrete and the rain
The window speaks of winter

So I’ll set my heart again
And somewhere in the dusk
A curlew is crying

And only the lonely
Only the lonely
Lonely could know me

There’s a copper moon that’s buried
Where solitude expands
And distant planets moving
They’re weighing on my hands
They’re darkening my pages

And there’s daylight in my fingers
But it’s snowing in my bones
Been sucking on the echo
Of a thousand telephones

And when we meet again
We will be strangers

And only the lonely
Only the lonely
Lonely could know me
Only the lonely
Only the lonely
Lonely could know me

I’m talking all night long

9. What Am I Doing Wrong? (5:01)

Ghost on the highway
Bird with metal wings
Ghost on the highway
Bird with metal wings

Crowd all around me
Just don’t hear a thing
Ghost on the highway
Bird with metal wings

What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing tell me?

You don’t telephone
You don’t telephone
You don’t telephone
You don’t telephone me

Stand in the doorway
There in yellow light
Down in the doorway
Bathed in morning light

Saw you before me
Thought maybe it might
Down in the doorway
Under yellow light

What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing tell me

You don’t telephone
You don’t telephone
You won’t telephone
You won’t telephone me

You never spoke a word
But it’s over
I saw the way you turned your head
You never spoke a word
But it’s understood

What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing wrong?
What am I doing tell me

You don’t telephone
You don’t telephone
You don’t telephone
You don’t telephone me

What am I doing wrong?
(What am I doing wrong)
Well what am I doing wrong?
(What am I doing wrong)
What am I doing wrong?
(What am I doing wrong)
Well what am I doing tell me
(What am I doing tell me)

Sitting here late at night
Sitting here late at night
Sitting here late at night
My heart is aching

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la
I’ve heard it all before

What am I doing wrong?
(What am I doing wrong)
What am I doing wrong?
(What am I doing wrong)
What am I doing tell me
(What am I doing tell me)

10. Gutters Full Of Rain (4:22)

A gutter full of rain
An empty picture frame
A house out at the edges of the city
Never noticing the war
Til it’s right there at your door
And suddenly your hands are bloody
I was seeking to possess
Now another girl’s caress
Is on your flesh
The bitterness is tasted
There’s nobody in your chair
No hand to touch my hair
The sun, even the air seems wasted

Let it go now
Let it all slip away
And we’ll start it all over again
Me like a million
Others before
Trying to make sense of the rain

Were these twenty years a dream?
Was it ever as it seemed?
Gets to wonder if it really existed
Cause the thief who stole my life
Has taken too my faith
I can see now how the world gets twisted

Let it go now
Let it all slip away
And we’ll start it all over again
Me like a million
Others before
Trying to make sense of the rain

In spite of all the shame
Sometimes I hear your name
I think of us when we were younger
Then I’m shutting out the noise
And I’m trying to hear the voice
That used to tell me love was stronger

Light another cigarette
But the one I got’s still lit
I can’t seem to keep my fingers steady
Never noticing the war
Til it’s right there at your door
And suddenly your hands are bloody

11. Forever Is Tomorrow Is Today (5:32)

Tuesday my heart is brimming
I’m a child in the wild wind
Dead leaves and daylight dimming
No beginning and no end
Inside a candle of defiance
Moonlight
A river of pearls
Cause we’re gonna need more
Than money and science
To see us through this world

You say it can’t be done
You’d rather die of fun
Get out the way
For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today

Shut all the windows
Lock on the doors
We’re keeping it all out of sight
We’re keeping it all
It’s tearing us apart

You don’t know your good
From your bad, from your black
From your blood, from your wrong
From your right
So you can camouflage your heart

I don’t want no other distractions
There’s too much here to see
Faint hearts or jaded reactions
Contraptions of history

You say it can’t be done
You’d rather die of fun
Get out of the way
For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today

Shut all the windows
Lock all the doors
I’m keeping it all out of sight
I’m keeping it all
It’s mine and mine alone

Corrosion, collision
I need a vision
To tear off the cloak of the night
And shatter eyes of stone

You say it can’t be done
You’d rather die of fun
Get out of the way
For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today

For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today
For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today

You say it can’t be done
You’d rather die of fun
Get out of the way
For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today

For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today
For me, for you, for everyone
Forever is tomorrow is today

12. Folk Song (5:17)

I have waited the night over
For some word to come
I asked the moon oer the clover
But the moon she is dumb
You have made me a promise
At midnight wed go
And that we should be married
Sailing westward ho

Such words you have spoken
You have told me a lie
That it could not be broken
When you knew it must die

There’s no light in heaven
My eye can see
That my heart is imprisoned
That the devil go free
Go free

Like honey the ocean
In the morning breeze
I’ll take my tears to the water
That the rivers may freeze

There’s no light in heaven
Can shine for me
My heart imprisoned
While the devil go free
Go free

What folly is beauty?
What trick of the skin
Desire it’s fancy
And ruin its whim

Your child within me
And what should I do
My blood fill with needles
That he look like you

There’s no light in heaven
That my eyes can see
My heart imprisoned
While the devil go free

My heart imprisoned
And the devil go free
No light in heaven
No light for me