You are the music while the music lasts
~ T.S Eliot
A nowhere near conclusive list of some of my favourites.
Alien Sex Fiend
"My cigarette burns
yellow, then it burns blue, I'm heading due south was it blanks we fired
"We danced in graveyards
with vampyres 'til dawn, we laughed in the faces of kings, never afraid
to burn, and I hate disintegration, watching us wither, black winged
roses that safely change their colour"
"I'm the dandy highwayman
who you're too scared to mention I spend my cash on looking flash and
grabbing your attention The devil take your stereo and your record collection!
The way you look you'll qualify for next year's old age pension!"
"Chew the pill that
tastes like hell, but gives you strength Embrace the drug that makes
you mad, cause still it turns you into Something else Feel the need
for love grows stronger! Swap your mind for a mirror-search, and shake
until the break of day."
"Every time I close
my eyes, the noise inside my amplifies, I can't escape, I relive every
moment of the day. Every misstep I have made, finds a way it can invade
my every thought, and this is why I find myself awake"
"You're a dead ringer
for Madame Butterfly. Snappy little fingers stitch my thigh. You're
so necromantic venomous and vain. Mixing molotov cocktails in the subterrain."
"Ziggy really sang,
screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo. Like some cat from Japan, he
could lick 'em by smiling. He could leave 'em to hang. Came on so loaded
man, well hung and snow white tan. "
"This love This
love is a strange love A faded kind of day love This love This love
I think I'm gonna fall again And even when you held my hand It didn't
mean a thing This love."
"When I was a child
running in the night afraid of what might be, hiding in the dark hiding
in the street and of what was following me. Now hounds of love are hunting,
I've always been a coward, and I don't know what's good for me."
"We've come to bring
you home Haven't we, Cassiel? To cast aside your loss and all your sadness
And shuffle off that mortal coil and mortal madness For we're here to
pick you up and bring you home Aren't we, Cassiel?"
"But most of you
are much too ill Way beyond a surgeon's skill In bondage to a dollar
bill What more can you buy, buy, buy? Oh, when you think on it, When
you think on it we're all souls in isolation I'm alive in here."
Chris and Cosey
"Feel the senses,
feel the senses, set your senses free. Synaesthasia. Synaesthasia."
"and the rapids
of my heart will tear your ship of love apart. And we'll end up wrecked,
we'll end up at the start, of the Anal Staircase."
Listen to Blue Train. Worship accordingly. Buy everything you can that Coltrane has.
"Lie down in the
park and watch the satellites hear the children sing just a breath away
dance in the heavy air along the interstate black lung full of fumes
choke on memories"
"Do you know you
make dream too much make me dream to much? Do you know you make me scream
too much, just silently?"
"Like a kiss from
the lips of Ra that burns on. The pleasure getting wilder, circling
ever higher, a servant of desire. I'm on fire."
"All the faces all
the voices blur. Change to one face change to one voice. Prepare yourself
for bed. The light seems bright and glares on white walls. All the sounds
of Charlotte sometimes. Into the night with Charlotte sometimes"
"I'm so fed up,
for me no let up, a fizzing human bomb! Standing at the edge of the
precipice, eyes pinned open, half gone. Sore words of the impotent man
'I love you 'til you put me out'!"
in your eyes something careless about your smile something fragile when
you hold your breath and when you move you move right through me. Fingertips
so gentle on my skin, I'm underwater, I feel the flood begin. Fingertips
so gently on my skin, you're taking over and over again."
"There's a killer
on the road His brain is squirmin' like a toad Take a long holiday Let
your children play If ya give this man a ride Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah "
scar tissues, wounds that never heal. Takes hours of preparation to
get that wasted look. Faded, collapsing new people, watch them, collapsing"
Fields of the Nephilim
"Let us gather hallucinations
from our private minds. Let us witness the reincarnation of the sun.
Zi dingir anna kanpa Zi dingir kia kanpa. Pray for Leviathan, leviathan.
I hear them call."
"Brain wants to rule
the heart. Heart wants to tie the hands, Unseat the assassin in me.
So you cry, not to give it away. So you lie"
These guys are more about music, and less about audible words. Just get their CDs. NOW!
"So bad, like diet soda
, I'm counting 37 wars, user friendly. we lost the singer of the Doors,
the U.F.O. conspiracy, starvation and depressy, Hiroshima Tomsk Tschernobyl
It's never gonna heal. I can be so good like a Goddess plus, I'm modest.
I, I have no fear. I will go all the way. I can show you how to pray,
because the world is so bad."
"We've turned the
page, and the summer's gone. Turning to fall, memories paint the pictures
like dreams. I hear you call. Was it only a dream when you made love
to me and you filled my soul, made me whole, and watched me cry, my
"Sunday is gloomy,
my hours are slumberless. Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless.
Little white flowers will never awaken you. Not where the black coaches
sorrow has taken you. Angels have no thoughts of ever returning you.
Wouldn't they be angry If I thought of joining you? Gloomy Sunday"
Icon of Coil
"In motion reaction
of action is slow still flesh of mine is flesh of yours too much to
lose living in your shell no face no identity. I hate I love I fear
I breath I live my life love to be free I hate I love I fear my blood
is red like yours silver chrome eyes a target will rise I'm forced to
condemn it always uncompleted"
"In the shadowplay,
acting out your own death - knowing no more. As the assassins all grouped
in four lines, dancing on the floor. And with cold steel, odour on their
bodies, made a move to connect. I could only stare in disbelief as the
crowds all left"
"I hate robbing
"Love, love is a
verb. Love is a doing word, feather's on my breath. Gentle impulsion,
shakes me makes me lighter feathers on my breath. teardrop on the fire
feathers on my breath Nine night of matter Black flowers blossom feather's
on my breath"
"Bonfires dot the
rolling hillsides, figures dance around and around to drums that pulse
out echoes of darkness, moving to the pagan sound. Somewhere in a hidden
memory images float before my eyes of fragrant nights of straw and of
bonfires, dancing 'til the next sunrise."
"Wind in time, rapes
the flower trembling on the vine. Nothing yields to shelter it from
above. They say temptation will destroy our love, the never ending hunger,
but I fear I have nothing to give, I have so much to lose"
"She believes in
angels she believes in the will of the gods and she's dancing amongst
the magic dust she believes in the midnight trance she believes in 'love
is the law' And she's dancing amongst the magic dust."
New Model Army
"We follow the taillights
out of the city moving in a river of red, as the colours fade away from
the dusky sunset we roll for the darkness ahead. We are old, we are
young we are in this together, vagabonds and children, prisoners forever.
With pulses a-raging and eyes full of wonder, kicking out behind us
"Rock on, gold dust
woman take your silver spoon, and dig your grave. Heartless challenge,
pick your path and I'll pray wake up in the morning see your sunrise,
loves to go down lousy lovers pick their prey, but they never cry out
"She became a total
stranger to herself, mourning for the morning she ate out of their hands.
Overwhelmed by their control, their wealth, she was standing there naked,
conducting the band."
"Please could you
stay awhile to share my grief? For its such a lovely day to have to
always feel this way, and the time that I will suffer less is when I
never have to wake."
"Here she comes
again with vodka in her veins. Been playing with a spike, she couldn't
get it right, splendour in silver dress velocity possessed. The world
was hers again, it fell apart again."
"Tick tock tick
tock madness comes tonight. What's reality compared to me? I rest on
the bed and I'm sure I slowly get mad. I'm in a state of mind which
makes me blind for the fact that I'm a man, I'm here to stay forever
but not today."
"There's an army
on the dance floor, it's a fashion with a gun my love, in a room without
a door a kiss is not enough in love my way, it's a new road, i follow
where my mind goes."
"I jumped in the
river, what did I see? Black-eyed angels swam with me A moon full of
stars and astral cars All the things I used to see All my lovers were
there with me All my past and futures And we all went to heaven in a
little row boat"
"Just call me angel
of the morning. Slowly slowly turn away from me. Well maybe the sun's
light will be dim but it won't matter anyhow if morning echo says we've
sinned. Well, it was what I wanted now. And if we're the victims of
the night I promise you I won't be blinded by light."
Siouxsie & the Banshees
"From the cradle
bars comes a beckoning voice it sends you spinning you have no choice.
You hear laughter cracking through the walls it sends you spinning you
have no choice. Following the footsteps of a rag doll dance we are entranced,
The Sisters of Mercy
"And the shadows
smile, lips dark and wild. The shadows smile, and kiss the sky behind
the door, the poison door the puppets dance on a burning floor like
dying flames behind the door, shoot me down again."
Here's the host. Talk of nothing matters most. Urban fracture. What's
the matter ? Only I am lost."
"Sing me to sleep.
Sing me to sleep, and then leave me alone. Don't try to wake me in the
morning 'cause I will be gone. Don't feel bad for me, I want you to
know, deep in the cell of my heart I will feel so glad to go."
"You can be Shiva!"
This Mortal Coil
"Long afloat on
ship less oceans I did all my best to smile 'til your singing eyes and
fingers drew me loving to your isle and you sang, 'Sail to me, sail
to me, let me enfold you, here I am, here I am waiting to hold you'
Did I dream you dreamed about me?"
"you got a velvet
mouth you're so succulent and beautiful shimmering and dirty wonderful
and hot times on your telephone line and god and everything on your
telephone and in walk an angel and look at me your mom squatting pissed
in a tube hole at tottenham court road i just come out of the ship talking
to the most blonde i ever met shouting lager lager lager lager mega
mega white thing!"
"And what will happen?
Will I dream? I am too scared to close my eyes. For a second please
hold me. None can change in me these things that I believe. But I don't
know what happens now. I am too scared to close my eyes."