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There's only Alice

Everything you can think of is true

Flower's Grave

No one knows I'm gone

Kommienezuspadt

Poor Edward

Tabletop Joe

Lost In The Harbour

We're All Mad Here

Watch Her Disappear

Reeperbahn

I'm Still Here

Fish And Bird

Barcarolle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice

It’s dreamy weather we’re on
You waved your crooked wand
Along an icy pond, with a frozen moon
A murder of silhouette crows, I saw
 in the tears on my face
And the skates on the pond, they spell "Alice"

I'll disappear in your name, but you must wait for me
Somewhere across the sea, there’s the wreck of a ship
Your hair is like meadow-grass, on the tide
And the raindrops on my window, 
and the ice in my drink
Baby, all I can think of is "Alice"

Arithmetic, arithmetock, turn the hands back on the clock
How does the ocean rock the boat?
How did the razor find my throat?
The only strings that hold me here 
are tangled up around the pier

And so a secret kiss brings madness with the bliss
And I will think of this when I’m dead in my grave
Set me adrift, and I’m lost over there
And I must be insane, to go skating on your name
And by tracing it twice, I fell through the ice of "Alice"

And so a secret kiss brings madness with the bliss
And I will think of this when I’m dead in my grave
Set me adrift, and I’m lost over there
And I must be insane, to go skating on your name
And by tracing it twice, I fell through the ice of "Alice"

There’s only "Alice"


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Everything You Can Think Of Is True

Everything you can think of is true
Before the ocean was blue
We were lost in a flood
Run red with your blood
Nigerian skeleton crew

Everything you can think of is true
The dish ran away with the spoon
Dig deep in your heart for that little red glow
We’re decomposing as we go

Everything you can think of is true
And fishes make wishes on you
We’re fighting our way up dreamland’s spine
With red flamingos and expensive wine

Everything you can think of is true
The baby’s asleep in your shoe
Your teeth are buildings with yellow doors
Your eyes are fish on a creamy shore


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Flower's Grave

Someday the silver moon and I 
Will go to Dreamland 
I will close my eyes 
And wake up there in Dreamland 
Tell me who will put flowers 
On a flower's grave 
Who will say a prayer

Will I meet a China rose there 
In Dreamland 
Or does love lie bleeding 
In Dreamland 
Are these days forever and always

And if we are to die tonight 
Is there a moonlight up ahead 
And if we are to die tonight 
Another rose will bloom

For a faded rose 
Will I be the one that you save 
I love when it showers 
But no one puts flowers 
On a flower's grave

As one rose blooms and another will die
It's always been that way 
I remember the showers 
But no one puts flowers 
On a flower's grave

And if we are to die tonight 
Is there a moonlight up ahead 
I remember the showers 
But no one puts flowers 
On a flower's grave(2) 

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No One Knows I'm Gone

Hell above and Heaven below
All the trees are gone
The rain made such a lovely sound
To those who are six feet under ground
The leaves will bury every year
And no one knows I’m gone

Live me golden tell me dark
Hide from Graveyard John
(But) The moon is full here every night
And I can bathe here in his light
The leaves will bury every year
And no one knows I’m gone 


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Kommienezuspadt

(Aka. Komme Nie Zu Spät)

... [untranscribable fantasy German]...
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!

Sei punktlich!
Sei punktlich!
Sei punktlich!

Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!
And we can't be late!
And we can't be late!

... [untranscribable fantasy German]...
And we can't be late!
Komme nie, komme nie, 
komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!

... [untranscribable fantasy German]...
And we can't be late!
And we can't be late!
And we can't be late!
And we can't be late!
Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!

Sei punktlich!
Sei punktlich!
Sei punktlich!

Komme nie zu spät!
Komme nie zu spät!

Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Ha, ha, ha, ha!
Komme nie zu spät!

... [untranscribable fantasy German]...
And we can't be late!
And we can't be late!
And we can't be late!
Sei punktlich!
Sei punktlich!
Komme nie zu spät!

Komme nie, komme nie, komme nie zu spät!  

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Poor Edward
 (Aka Chained Together For Life)

Did you hear the news about Edward?(2)
On the back of his head he had another face
Was it a woman's face or a young girl?
They said to remove it would kill him
So poor Edward was doomed

The face could laugh and cry
It was his devil twin
And at night she spoke to him
Things heard only in hell
But they were impossible to separate
Chained together for life

Finally the bell tolled his doom
He took a suite of rooms
And hung himself and her from the balcony irons
Some still believe he was freed from her
But I knew her too well
I say she drove him to suicide
And took poor Edward to hell 

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Tabletop Joe

I knew one day...
One. One, two. One, two, three...

Well, my mama didn’t want me
on the day I was born
I was born without a body(4)
I got nothing but scorn
But I always loved music
all I had was my hands
I dreamed I'd be famous
and I’d work at The Sands

Singing: Tabletop Joe, Tabletop Joe
Now everyone will know
That I'm Tabletop Joe

I had trouble with the pedals
but I had a strong left hand
I could play Stravinsky
on a baby grand
I said, ‘I’m gonna join the circus
cause that’s where I belong’
So I went to Coney Island(3)
I was singing this song

Tabletop Joe, Tabletop Joe
Now everyone knows
Yeah I'm Tabletop Joe

They gave me top billing
in the Dreamland show(3)
I had my own orchestra
starring Tabletop Joe
And the man without a body
proved everyone wrong
I was rich and I was famous
I was where I belonged

Tabletop Joe, Tabletop Joe
Now everyone knows
Tabletop Joe

Sing it old boy!


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Lost In The Harbour

(Aka. But There's Never A Rose)

Over here the ladies all want sweet perfume
But there's never a rose
And over there roses are frightened to bloom
So they never can grow

And over here they need wool
For weaving their baby's new clothes
But nobody has any wool
And the sheep are all lost in the harbour
Lost in the harbour...

And over here they want diamonds to wear
But there aren't any here
And over there everyone's hiding their tears
But they're crying inside

And the wall won't come down
Till they're no longer afraid of themselves
And if you don't believe me, ask yourselves
And then I can come down to the harbour
Down to the harbour

And then I will fill the ocean back up with my tears
I still have a couple more years
And then I can come back to the harbour
Down to the harbour(2)


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We're All Mad Here
(Aka Hang Me In The Bottle)

You can hang me in a bottle like a cat
Let the crows pick me clean but for my hat
Where the wailing of a baby
meets the footsteps of the dead
We're all mad here

As the devil sticks his flag into the mud
Mrs. Carol has run off with Reverend Judd
Hell is such a lonely place
And your big expensive face 
will never last

And you'll die with the rose still on your lips
And in time the heart-shaped bone that was your hips
And the worms, they will climb
 the rugged ladder of your spine
We're all mad here

And my eyeballs roll this terrible terrain
And we're all inside a decomposing train
And your eyes will die like fish
And the shore of your face
will turn to bone

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Watch Her Disappear

Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you...
And from a window across the lawn I watched you undress 
Wearing a sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair
That rose in strangled ebony curls
 moving in a yellow bedroom light. 
The air is wet with sound. 
The faraway yelping of a wounded dog. 
And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak. 
Your house is so soft and fading
 as it soaks the black summer heat. 
A light goes on and the door opens. 
And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light 
and into the yard. 

A wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air. 
I hear your champagne laugh. 
You wear two lavender orchids, 
one in your hair and one on your hip. 
A string of yellow carnival lights 
comes on with the dusk, 
Circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo 
and I hear a banjo tango.

And you dance into the shadow of a black poplar tree
And I watched you as you disappeared.
I watched you as you disappeared.
I watched you as you disappeared.
I watched you as you disappeared.(2)


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Reeperbahn

Around the curve of The Parrot Bar
A broken-down old movie star
Hustling and Easterner
Bringing out the beast in her
A high dive on a swimming pool
Filled with needles and with fools
The memories are short but the tales are long
When you're in the Reeperbahn(2)

Oh, they called her Rosie when she was a girl
For her bright red cheeks and strawberry curls
When she would laugh the river would run
She said she'd be a comedian
Oh what a pity, oh what a shame
When she said ‘come calling’ nobody came
Now her bright red cheeks are painted on
And she's laughing her head off in the Reeperbahn

Now little Hans was always strange
Wearing women's underthings
His father beat him but he wouldn't change
He ran off with a man one day
Now his lingerie is all the rage
In the black on every page
His father proudly calls his name
Down there in the Reeperbahn

Now if you've lost your inheritance
And all you've left is common sense
And you're not too picky 'bout the crowd you keep
Or the mattress where you sleep
Behind every window, behind every door
The apple's gone but there's always the core
And the seeds will sprout up right through the floor
Down there in the Reeperbahn.

Down there in the Reeperbahn.


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I'm Still Here

You haven't looked at me that way in years 
You dreamed me up and left me here 
How long was I dreaming for 
What was it you wanted me for

You haven't looked at me that way in years 
Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear 
Someone turn the lights back off
I'll love you til all time is gone(2)

You haven't looked at me that way in years 
But I'm still here.

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Fish And Bird

They bought a round for the sailor 
And they heard his tale 
Of a world that was so far away 
And a song that we'd never heard 
A song of a little bird 
That fell in love
with a whale

He said: You cannot live in the ocean 
And she said to him: 
You never can live in the sky 
But the ocean is filled with tears 
And the sea turns into a mirror 
And there's a whale in the moon when it's clear 
And a bird on the tide

Please don't cry 
Let me dry 
Your eyes

So tell me that you will wait for me 
Hold me in your arms 
I promise we never will part 
I'll never sail back to the time 
But I'll always pretend you're mine 
Though I know that we both must part 
You can live in my heart 

Please don't cry 
Let me dry 
Your eyes

And tell me that you will wait for me 
Hold me in your arms 
I promise we never will part 
I'll never sail back to the time 
But I'll always pretend that you're mine 
I know that we both must part 
You can live in my heart (2)


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Barcarolle

A cloud lets go of the moon
Her ribbons are all out of tune
She is skating on the ice in a glass
in the hands of a man
That she kissed on a train
And the children are all gone into town
to get candy and we are alone in the house here
And your eyes fall down on me

And I belong only to you
The water is filling my shoes
In the wine of my heart there's a stone
In a well made of bone 
That you bring to the pond
And I'm here in your pocket
curled up in a dollar
And the chain from your watch
around my neck
And I'll stay right here until it's time...

The girls all knit in the shade
before the baby is made
And the branches bend down to the ground
here to swing on
I'm lost in the blond summer grass
And the train whistle blows
And the carnival goes
Till there's only the tickets and crows
And the grass will all grow back

And the branches spell "Alice"
And I belong only to you

 

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